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Mobile Wallet App Round-Up: Blockchain, Chain iOS and Hive

Posted on 19th July, 2014

When bitcoin’s battle for mass adoption and marketshare against credit cards and cash happens, the skirmishes won’t take place on notebooks and desktops, it will take place in the brick and mortar world with mobile apps. One sign that this seemingly inevitable event it drawing closer is the booming ecosystem of mobile wallet apps. Now […]

Report: Former Blockchain executive joins OKCoin

Posted on 12th June, 2014

Over the course of 2013, Changpeng Zhao helped Blockchain grow from a small startup to one of the biggest names in the bitcoin industry. As the Head of Development, Zhao guided the company through countless stages, helping to launch a suite of storage and analysis tools used by people and companies across the globe. Anyone […]

Report: Is bitcoin the start of the “coming digital anarchy”?

Posted on 9th June, 2014

In a story published today by major U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, technology reporter Matthew Sparkes claims that the rapidly growing bitcoin network is more than the decentralization of money. As Sparkes sees it, blockchain technology is actually the “gateway to a coming digital anarchy.” While such views are nothing new within the fringes of the […]

Danish political party adopts blockchain-based system for internal voting

Posted on 22nd April, 2014

Denmark’s Liberal Alliance may not be a dominant force in Danish politics, but it is miles ahead of the rest of the political world when it comes to technological innovation. In the tiny town of Hvidovre, the local division of the party will be using a new internal voting system based on bitcoin’s blockchain technology […]

Blockchain announces open nominations for the Blockchain Awards

Posted on 16th April, 2014

The Bitcoin Foundation and Blockchain.info are partnering to launch the Blockchain Awards to “celebrate innovation and excellence in the Bitcoin community.” The initial round of awards will go to people and projects in ten categories, with nominations being open to the public. The current list of awards are: Most Impactful Charity Most Creative Video Most […]

Blockchain.info now hosts 1.5 million wallets

Posted on 14th April, 2014

It took Blockchain.info nearly two years to cross the threshold of having 500,000 user wallets. When the web-based wallet provider passed a million wallets in early January, it was seen as a huge milestone for the bitcoin community. Today, Blockchain blew past another marker with barely a mention: 1.5 million user wallets. Even with a […]

The 84 alternate uses of the blockchain

Posted on 22nd March, 2014

Bitcoin is more than just a newfangled breed of internet-based currency. It’s a truly groundbreaking innovation that has the potential to completely reshape how we handle both public and private information. While the idea behind bitcoin was inspired by the need to have a universally available currency that wasn’t subject to the whims of governments […]

Blockchain.info down due to database glitch

Posted on 18th March, 2014

Through all of the turbulence around bitcoin in the last few months, the public block chain database at Blockchain.info has been a rare bastion of stability. Late last night, however, a user on Reddit encountered a glitch in the Blockchain Shared Coin service, which quickly caught the attention of Blockchain developers. In investigating the Shared […]

Blockchain CEO donates $10,000 in Bitcoin to University of Puget Sound

Posted on 19th February, 2014

In 2007, Nic Cary graduated from at Washington State’s University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Business Leadership Program. In the seven years since his graduation, Cary has done alright for himself thanks to savvy investments in Bitcoin. Now the CEO of Blockchain.info, Cary decided to make a fitting donation […]

Bitstamp becomes the latest victim in DDoS attack

Posted on 12th February, 2014

Thanks to a prolonged distributed denial-of-service attack, Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspended withdrawals late Tuesday. The world’s third-largest Bitcoin exchange joins the long-troubled MtGox exchange in the fallout over the “transaction malleability” bug in the Bitcoin code. Speaking with Bloomberg News, Blockchain.info’s chief security officer Andreas Antonopoulos characterized the DDoS attacks as “a nuisance” aimed at […]