Microsoft’s Blockchain Obsession, Including ID Push, Is Good for Bitcoin

By CCN: Does Microsoft consider blockchain to be the strongest technology in the world? Who knows, but they sure seem to recognize its growing mainstream status and view it as a potential moneymaker. The company recently announced that it would be building a decentralized identity (DID) network on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, the oldest …

British Virgin Islands Bolsters Emergency Plan with Crypto Wallet

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Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets

Western Union is pushing further into the crypto world, teaming up with a cross-border payments network so its customers can take advantage of mobile wallets. The network is Thunes, and through it, Western Union customers can send funds directly into a recipient’s mobile wallet. All they need to do is go online or visit one …

Binance Supports First Live Property Auction Using BTC and BNB

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is partnering with real estate auctioneer James Pratt Auctions (JPA) to launch a live property auction using bitcoin and Binance Coin (BNB). On April 8, buyers can bid on – and buy – a futuristic-looking, luxury, beach-front mansion nicknamed ‘The Jetsons” in Casuarina, New South Wales, using BTC or BNB. The auction …

Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook

When you think of Apple, you think iPhone, iPad, or even privacy concerns. You probably don’t think conflict minerals used in the manufacturing of its devices or how blockchain could prove the cure for an ethical supply chain. Well, you should. The tech giant has filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …

“The Crypto Bear Market Won’t Last” – Anonymous $200 Million Ethereum Trader Talks to CCN

A mysterious trader who made international headlines when he turned a $200 million profit trading Ethereum in a single month has agreed to speak with CCN regarding his latest investments and his outlook on the crypto market in general. With his identity hidden from authorities, the trader goes by the moniker 200M_trader. An early investor …

MIT Profs Make Bold Claim about New Crypto

Researchers at Standford and MIT have developed a new cryptocurrency that they tout as superior to bitcoin, crypto’s gold standard. | Source: Shutterstock Researchers from seven colleges across the United States are working together on a supposedly groundbreaking cryptocurrency project which they say will offer scalability beyond anything that bitcoin can offer. Will a Cryptocurrency …

Pakistan Uses Blockchain Developed by $150B Alipay, But No Bitcoin

The government of Pakistan is reportedly using a blockchain platform developed by Alibaba’s Alipay. But, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin remain banned in the country for payments. The initiative of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of Pakistan to utilize a blockchain application to combat money laundering demonstrates the typical “blockchain not Bitcoin” narrative pushed by central …

Single Mining Pool Gains 50% of Bitcoin Cash Hashrate

Bitcoin Cash mining centralization has reached a level where just one pool is controlling half of its hashrate, according to Coin Dance. The crypto statistics service found that BTC.TOP mining pool, a China-based private entity, took over as high as 50.2% of the entire Bitcoin Cash network at some point today. It contributed the hashrate …

Huobi to Launch EOS Exchange and Add EOS to Huobi DM

Huobi Pool will launch a dedicated EOS exchange early in 2019 allowing users to trade EOS against “a number” of yet to be revealed cryptocurrencies. The cryptocurrency mining arm of Huobi Group, Huobi Pool, is already an EOS supernode and works closely with EOS. Other collaborative projects include the Crypto Kylin Testnet, an EOS test …