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Italian Parliament approves blockchain bill

As reported by Cointelegraph, the lower house of the Italian parliament has now adopted the bill on distributed ledger technologies. This bill,...

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Bitcoin may actually resemble the established financial assets in terms of its price dynamics

Outside observers may find a lot of weird phenomena at cryptocurrency markets. It is enough just to point at projects such as...

Where does blockchain-powered gaming stand today?

Ever since the surprising early success of Cryptokitties, video games, especially, massive multiplayer online ones, have long been considered a low-hanging fruit for blockchain...

How useful have Bitcoin and other cryptos been in Venezuela?

Most people who have heard about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies associate them with anything but humanitarian relief, yet, that is exactly what...

Bittorent token undergoing explosive growth

Despite the prevailing narrative that we are in a bear market as far as crypto assets are concerned, there are occasional ones...

Zero-knowledge token transfers on Ethereum

One of the main concerns a lot of corporate and institutional users may have about using Ethereum is about privacy. After...

Crypto rebuts the conventional wisdom about technological progress

One of the few beliefs both most scientists/experts and non-scientists/experts probably share is the idea that technological progress takes place in a simple sequence....

What Whiteblock revealed about Syscoin

Today, as expected and discussed in my previous article on the subject, performance testing company Whiteblock released the results of its testing of the...

Crypto may already be benefiting the poorer countries the most

One of the central and deeply counter-intuitive facts about innovation has been, that, despite benefiting almost everyone (especially over the long stretches...

Kik will contest the potential SEC action against its ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has so far not met any pushback in its dubious and archaic effort to squeeze...

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Ripple’s market cap may be inflated by $6.1 billion

In a bombshell report, a respected cryptocurrency research firm Messari claims that the reported market cap of the second biggest cryptocurrency XRP...

Deep Dive into Algorand Part 2: Potential weaknesses of Algorand

In the previous article, we looked into the key purported innovation of the Algorand project, namely, its pure proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. Based on a...

Projects flying under the radar: Hedera Hashgraph

A core part of Proof of News’s mission is to cover interesting projects in the blockchain/DLT space that for various reasons do...

First public pension funds to invest in crypto

In what may be a harbinger of future mass adoption of cryptographic assets for mainstream investment, two U. S. public pension funds...

Germany’s largest food delivery platform now accepts Bitcoin

As DailyHodl reports, Germany’s largest food delivery Lieferando.de that serves around 13,000 restaurants now accepts Bitcoin for online payments. The advantage of...

Facebook: Summary and thoughts on the Libra whitepaper

This morning, Facebook has finally released its long-awaited whitepaper describing its blockchain and stablecoin project codenamed Libra, as well as more detailed technical documentation. Three quick takeaways from the whitepaper:

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Deep dive into Algorand, part 1: Algorand’s consensus mechanism

On April 16, Algorand announced the launch of its first public testnet. Algorand is a much anticipated blockchain whose main architect is MIT professor...

Aragon to try to run its OS on Polkadot

The team behind Aragon, a longstanding project on Ethereum aiming at creating the infrastructure (operating system) for an ecosystem of decentralized organizations,...

Loom brings staking to the second layer and what does it mean for scalability?

Yesterday, Loom Network, a project aimed at providing layer 2 scaling solutions for Ethereum-based applications, especially games, has enabled staking on its...

Wyoming Senate recognizes some cryptocurrencies as money but fails to lead on utility tokens

According to The Block, on February 2, the Senate of the state of Wyoming passed a bill (the text available here) classifying...

Bittorent token undergoing explosive growth

Despite the prevailing narrative that we are in a bear market as far as crypto assets are concerned, there are occasional ones...

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Ripple’s market cap may be inflated by $6.1 billion

In a bombshell report, a respected cryptocurrency research firm Messari claims that the reported market cap of the second biggest cryptocurrency XRP (Ripple)...

Electronic Frontier Foundation accuses the SEC of an affront to free speech

In November, last year, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission has brought charges against the founder of EtherDelta Zachary Coburn, accusing him...

Zero-knowledge token transfers on Ethereum

One of the main concerns a lot of corporate and institutional users may have about using Ethereum is about privacy. After all,...

Interview with Matthew Carano from Swarm City

The Swarm City team recently published an update about the state of the project in which they described the difficulties that they had been facing...

New Hampshire may allow state payments in Bitcoin

A bill has been introduced in the New Hampshire state legislature whose aim is to allow for payments of state fees and taxes...

Van Eck/SolidX ETF proposal resubmitted

As was announced by Van Eck’s digital director Gabor Gurbacs on his Twitter, CBOE, Van Eck and SolidX have resubmitted to the U.S....

Brighter prospects for digital lending on Ethereum

Many experts believe that, despite a multitude of possible uses, one of the most promising applications of the blockchain (if not the most...

OpenSea introduces Ebay-style auctions

OpenSea, a decentralized exchange for digital collectibles like Cryptokitties, has introduced an Ebay-style auction system for the assets traded on the platform.

Cryptocurrency markets demonstrating adverse herding behavior and Bitcoin contagion

It is well-known that the quality of cryptocurrency markets is well below that of the ones for the more established assets. They are...