Goldman Sachs, Wall Street Banks Sink $32 Million into Blockchain Startup

We may, as Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark said earlier this year, be entering a “bitcoin not blockchain” world, but the global banking cabal isn’t ready to capitulate on its support for enterprise blockchain products just yet. Indeed, Axoni, an enterprise blockchain startup founded in 2013, has just concluded a $32 million Series B funding …

Square Cash Opens Bitcoin Buying and Selling in All 50 States

Less than two weeks after sharing Square’s cryptocurrency profits had doubled in the second quarter, the payments company made the long-awaited announcement on Twitter: users can now use Cash App to buy bitcoin in all fifty states. Red, white, and bitcoin. Now you can use Cash App to buy bitcoin in all 50 states. pic.twitter.com/D4fhVRz7WL …

We’re Not Building a Cryptocurrency on Stellar

Social media conglomerate Facebook denied reports that its blockchain task force is considering launching a cryptocurrency project through a partnership with Stellar. Citing a Facebook spokesperson, financial news outlet Cheddar reports that the company will not be building on the Stellar protocol, nor has its cryptocurrency division held discussions with the project about forking Stellar …

Op-Ed: Crypto-Security – the Good, the Bad, and the McAfee

If you’ve been following the news over the past few days then you might have noticed CCN’s coverage on reported acquisition of unauthorised hacker access to the recently released Bitfi hardware wallet, created by controversial cybersecurity veteran John McAfee (ex-McAfee Associates, Cloak Phone). Whilst the Bitfi security saga has gained widespread media attention, largely due …

Blockchain Startup Havven Brings EOS its First Stablecoin

Havven, a decentralized payment network and stablecoin, has decided to launch on the EOS blockchain and will airdrop half of its new HAV tokens on the EOS blockchain to existing HAV holders on Ethereum. Havven wants to ensure that the payment network’s success does not depend on one blockchain. The Havven/EOSIO partnership was announced at the …

Blockchain Music Startup Raises $5.5 Million in Series A Funding

Audius, a decentralised, community-owned music sharing platform billed as the blockchain’s answer to Soundcloud has announced the successful completion of a $5.5 million Series A funding round as it launches the world’s first ever blockchain-based music sharing protocol. Made on August 8, 2018, the announcement revealed that the funding round was led by General Catalyst and …

Every Portfolio Should Have Crypto, Method Used by Billionaire Investors

Yale economist Aleh Tsyvinski, who has taught economics at the prestigious Yale university for many years, has said that every investor who believes bitcoin can perform as well as it did in 2017 should invest at least six percent of their holdings in crypto. “If you as an investor believe that bitcoin will perform as …

WeChat Trials Using Blockchain Tech to Reimburse Employee Expenses

WeChat, a messaging, social media and financial services app owned by Tencent Holdings Limited, has deployed a blockchain electronic invoice system at Shenzhen Guomao Rotary Restaurant, making the city of Shenzhen the first in China to issue invoices with blockchain technology. The blockchain invoice process, which encompasses payment, invoicing and reimbursement, was created in partnership …

‘Game Over’ for Bitcoin, Claims Bearish Technical Analyst

If the bitcoin price falls below the important year-to-date support level, the dominant cryptocurrency will suffer irreparable damage in the marketplace. This is the opinion of Renaissance Macro Research, quoted by CNBC on Thursday Aug. 9. Bitcoin May Be ‘Permanently Impaired’ According to the financial analysis firm, what bitcoin is facing right now could be …