Microsoft Launches Ethereum Blockchain as a Service on Azure

Microsoft officially launched its cloud-based blockchain platform on Tuesday. The tech giant has partnered with Brooklyn-based startup Consensus Systems (ConsenSys) to offer Ethereum Blockchain...

SWIFT: Smart Contracts, DLTs Need Standard Language

In April, SWIFT announced that it is investigating Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Smart Contracts (SC). Yesterday, they announced their findings. In the paper...

Bitcoin’s Block Size Controversy is Morphing Into a Debate Between Hard...

For nearly the past two years, various alternatives to Bitcoin Core have attempted to increase Bitcoin’s block size limit via hard-forking changes to the...

3 Teams Receive Funding from $1.2 Million Bitcoin Development Grant, More...

Late last year, a letter was posted on BitcoinDevelopmentGrant.com that announced a $1.2 million grant fund for those working on Bitcoin protocol development. Attached...

4 Monero Features That Enable Better Privacy Than Bitcoin

There have been quite a few privacy-conscious alternatives to Bitcoin released over the past few years, but Monero has been the only one to...

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Reflects on Lessons from The DAO

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin was interviewed on the most recent episode of Epicenter. During the interview, Buterin was asked for his reflections on The...

Digital Asset Hires SWIFT’s Former Chief Executive; SETL Appoints Barclays’ Ex-Chairman...

Digital Asset Holdings is in negotiations with investors for a US$35 million funding round that will value the firm at US$100 million. The company...

How Would a Hard Fork Affect Bitcoin’s Usefulness as a Store...

A loud segment of the Bitcoin community has been pushing for a hard-forking increase to the block size limit for over a year now,...

Gavin Andresen Explains the Main Roadblock to Massive Bitcoin Adoption

After a bit of a break from the Bitcoin world, former Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Gavin Andresen recently re-emerged on an episode of The...

Bitcoin Core’s Jonas Schnelli: Core Would Need to Increase Block Size...

Jonas Schnelli is a contributor to Bitcoin Core whose first pull request was merged into the codebase in April of 2013. He has made...