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Blockchain Startup Billon Receives €2M Grant from EU Research and Innovation Program

Polish blockchain startup Billon has received a €2 million grant from Horizon 2020, the European Union's largest Research and Innovation program.The company said that it was awarded the grant on the basis that its...
Global Money Transer Summit 2017

Global Money Transfer Summit Comes to London to Explore the Future of Remittances

The Global Money Transfer Summit, one of the most recognized conferences in the remittance industry, will take place on October 10 and 11, 2017 at the Banking Hall in London, and will explore how...
Bitmain Promise

Bitcoin Developers and Bitmain Accuse Each Other of Making False Promises

The divide between bitcoin mining company Bitmain and Bitcoin Core contributors is stronger than ever. In recent interviews, Bitcoin Core contributor Eric Lombrozo and Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu have accused each other of making...
ibm Z

IBM Unveils New Encryption Technology to Combat Data Breaches

IBM has rolled out its newest mainframe, IBM Z, which delivers new data encryption capabilities. The system aims to bring significant advances in cryptography technology to safeguard the world's banking, healthcare, government and retail...

Kik CEO: Doing an ICO Is Our Only Way to Compete With Facebook

In June, Kik CEO Ted Livingston appeared at the San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup to chat with World Crypto Network host Thomas Hunt about the creation of Kin, a new cryptocurrency that will be used...
Bitcoin Power Struggle

Amir Taaki Sides with Blockstream, Peter Todd in Bitcoin Scaling Debate

Amir Taaki was one of the first developers to start working on Bitcoin in the early days of the open-source project and is perhaps best known for his work on Dark Wallet, and his...
Abra Bitcoin P2P

How Bitcoin Has Enabled Abra to Build a Global, P2P PayPal

In the fintech industry, the concept of an app that allows anyone in the world to transfer money directly to someone else’s smartphone at the click of a button has been viewed as a...
Bitcoin Smart Contracts

Attorney: Implementing Smart Contracts in Bitcoin May Undermine Its Usefulness as Money

Ethereum has gained a larger amount of notoriety over the past few months due to the speculative interest in the concept of initial coin offerings (ICOs), but some believe adding the sort of complex...
Mycelium Token

Rassah Offers Clarity on the State of Mycelium for Their Token Sale Investors

On a recent episode of The Crypto Show, Dmitry “Rassah” Murashchik, who now refers to himself as a volunteer for bitcoin wallet provider Mycelium after his contract with the company ran out on April...
South Korea Looks to Regulate Bitcoin as Fourth Largest Exchange Looses Billions of Won in Hack

South Korea Prepares Bitcoin Regulation as Top Exchange Suffers Massive Hack

South Korean lawmakers are preparing a set of bills to give cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, legal grounds in the country, a move aimed at protecting locals from potential risks in transactions.Rep. Park...