The British blockchain industry is being encouraged to reject the UK’s adoption of EU law regulating cryptoassets as part of a bid to strengthen the country’s tech industry post-Brexit, dubbed Techxit.
An IPO application for Bitmain Technologies, the world leader in bitcoin mining rigs, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) has lapsed, essentially shelving the company’s plans to go public.
Blockchain technology has potential benefits for swathes of industries, but there is an issue: scalability.
Canada is proposing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchanges, which is being seen as a direct response to the loss of $137m in crypto assets in the ongoing QuadrigaCX scandal.
A UK startup called Breedr is changing the farming market, using smart contracts, blockchain and machine vision to improve breeding and slaughter decision-making.
Cold wallets, an offline piece of hardware designed to protect large amounts of cryptocurrency from being hacked, are considered best-practice among exchanges.
Increased mainstream support of the global cryptocurrency market is set to skyrocket its value to $6.7bn by 2025, according to a report by Transparency Market Research.
Two key players in the blockchain industry have agreed a partnership designed to make blockchain game development a reality.
Despite Bitcoin’s dramatic fall, which saw prices drop from $20,000 to $3,000 throughout 2018, UK consumers continue to invest in cryptocurrencies as a way to “get rich quick”, according to regulatory body the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Europeans are warier of cryptocurrency than those in emerging markets, with cryptocurrency volatility playing a major role in their scepticism.
Bitcoin processes seven transactions per second on average.
PwC has developed a ‘Smart Credentials’ platform that uses blockchain-powered digital certification, cutting out paper qualifications.
Despite Bitcoin losing more than 80% of its value in a little over a year, the cryptocurrency’s decline hasn’t put millennials off of investing in the blockchain-powered currency.
The JPM coin, the newly announced JP Morgan cryptocurrency, is being seen as a key step in the adoption of the technology in the mainstream banking industry, however for some in the industry it is a cause for deep concern.
Video games are a real source of controversy among social scientists, whose meta-analyses says both that they can cause violent behaviour and that they can prevent it, but blockchain could be the answer.
An exhaustive report by engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has identified blockchain technology as vital to the security of smart manufacturing.
Cryptocurrency investors were given some relief last week.
A project in Mexico City is combining drones and blockchain to create and preserve urban street art long after it is removed from buildings.
An open source public blockchain has been launched that is operated without a cryptocurrency – a move its creators say is a world first.
Once Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX is now at the centre one of the biggest – and perhaps most bizarre – scandals to hit the blockchain industry.
The blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV has rebranded as Breaker, promising a new approach to film production and distribution.
A startup accelerator that describes itself at “the world’s first solution-led blockchain lab for startups” has announced its first cohort of blockchain startups – and there isn’t a single cryptocurrency in sight.
The $100bn worth of sunken treasure and other underwater artifacts in the waters surrounding The Bahamas are being excavated and put on the blockchain.
The sovereign, a cryptocurrency that is set to be official legal tender of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is getting its own blockchain banknotes to allow paper transactions with the currency.
An investigation into the biggest Ethereum transactions of the last quarter has discovered that 5% of the total Ethereum supply, worth over $500m, was sold in one day at the end of last year.
Bitcoin proved to be an incredibly lucrative investment for those that bought in early, with prices rising throughout the second half of 2017 to a December peak of more than $19,000.
GlobalData researchers have found the top influencers in blockchain, based on their performance and engagement online in the past 90 days.
New Zealand-based Cryptopia has become the latest cryptocurrency exchange to suffer a breach resulting in the loss of assets valued at $1.2m.
IT giant IBM and tech firm MineHub Technologies have partnered to use blockchain technology to track high-value minerals across the supply chain.
The Ethereum hard fork will be a major driver of the cryptocurrency’s continuing rally, according to one blockchain expert.