Please share if you find this article interesting. Blockchain For Hospitals: Document Distribution Platform Announces Key Partnerships Aston has created a Blockchain and security solution for decentralized document authentication and distribution. The system keeps documents on a main Blockchain, but stores edits and updates on side chains to enhance security and speed of delivery. At BlockShow Asia last month, the company’s head of sales, Kiyoung Tack, announced a partnership with Korean hospitals, as well as with a Blockchain solutions platform. Hospital partnerships Per Mr. Tack’s presentation, Aston has recently signed a substantial contract with a network of nine hospitals in Korea to provide document protection services for their patients. An estimated 180,000 patients will
Please share if you find this article interesting. False Start: Coinbase’s GDAX Halts BCH Trading Hours After Starting Coinbase’s exchange GDAX has stopped trading the virtual currency Bitcoin Cash (BCH) just hours after opening order books for its newest asset. Coinbase added BCH to its platform but is currently only letting customers send and receive the cryptocurrency. The platform plans to enable buy/sell soon, depending BCH’s performance on GDAX. The exchange released a statement on Twitter last night with timestamped updates, explaining that they had paused BCH-USD trading (the only Bitcoin Cash trading pair enabled so far) at 17.22 PST due to “significant volatility”. The exchange explained that the decision to halt trading was made “to ensure a fair and orderly market.”
Please share if you find this article interesting. Nigeria Experience Spike in Bitcoin Adoption Emerging Markets Nigeria has witnessed a recent spike in bitcoin adoption, with the P2P markets setting a new record for trading volume thus far during the week of the 16th of December. Nigeria comprises the most recent African nation to experience a spike in cryptocurrency adoption, with Zimbabwe’s bitcoin prices having been among the highest worldwide for a large portion of 2017. Also Read: Nigerian NDIC Warns That Cryptocurrencies Lack Consumer Protections Nigerian P2P Bitcoin Markets Set Record for Trading Volume Nigeria’s local bitcoin markets have established a record high for trading volume, with nearly 1,950,000,000 Nigerian Naira worth of BTC exchange hands so far during
Please share if you find this article interesting. How Low Can Bitcoin Go? Charts Hint $11k Might Be in Play Bitcoin is increasingly looking topped-out as excitement fades over the recent launch of the first futures products to focus on the cryptocurrency. As per CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index, the cryptocurrency was last seen trading at $17,000, down from the record high of $19,783 set on Dec. 17. Overall, bitcoin has depreciated by 4 percent in the last 24 hours, according to data source CoinMarketCap, but it's perhaps the movement behind that figure that's most notable. Bitcoin's 24-hour trading volume has jumped above $19 billion – its highest since Dec. 8. The high volume sell-off indicates strong hands are at play and price weakness could extend over the coming weekend. App
Please share if you find this article interesting. Major Korean Crypto Exchange Upbit at Center of Regulatory Controversy - Bitcoin News Economy & Regulation The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange affiliated with Kakao Talk has recently become the center of regulatory controversy. Upbit is the only major exchange in Korea that has not joined the other exchanges in support of self-regulation. Their agreement with Bittrex raises the question of how the regulation applies to them. Meanwhile, the exchange is having its own internal problems as customer complaints mount. Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions Upbit at the Center of Controversy Upbit is the cryptocurrency exchange integrated into South Korea’s most popu
Please share if you find this article interesting. Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Reveals He Sold All His Litecoin - Bitcoin News Altcoins Litecoin creator Charlie Lee has revealed on social media that he sold and donated all his LTC holdings over the past few days. The announcement was meant to show he no longer has a conflict of interest in promoting the altcoin but the timing has sparked some backlash against Lee. Also Read: Thomson Reuters Adds Bitcoin Cash to Eikon Platform Going Light on Litecoin Founder of litecoin Charlie Lee has informed the community today that he no longer has any meaningful direct exposure to the cryptocurrency, having sold and donated all his LTC holdings in recent past days. Writing on Reddit he explains that this was done to avoid the appearance...
Please share if you find this article interesting. The 2017 Tapscott Prediction Scorecard Don Tapscott is the CEO of The Tapscott Group, one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books, including "Blockchain Revolution," published in May 2016 by Portfolio. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review. Notwithstanding our admonition in "Blockchain Revolution" that "the future is not something to be predicted but something to be achieved," a year ago my son Alex Tapscott and I made some predictions for 2017. A key theme was the issue of governance. As we wrote in our submission for CoinDesk's 2016 in Review, "In 2017, we need to get our act together. Decentralization is cr
Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: Mattereum and InsurePal Sign Letter of Intent to Collaborate on Effective Mass Use of Blockchain - Bitcoin News This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The Central Issue for Blockchain Expansion is Trust Mattereum and InsurePal signed a letter of intent to collaborate in using blockchain to empower individual users of the technology, recognising that public and individual trust is central to the future of widespread acceptance of the blockchain, a digitized, dece...
Please share if you find this article interesting. "Bitcoin" And "Mining" Dominate Google Searches as Ukraine Closes in on Legalisation - Bitcoin News News Keywords like „Бiткойн“ (Bitcoin) and „майнинг“ (mining) have climbed to the top 5 of the “What is…” category in Google Ukraine’s 2017 Zeitgeist report, local media have announced. Queries like “Why did gas go up?” and “Why do we live?” also feature high up in the list – the country has been dogged by economic woes while fighting a bitter civil war since the “Maidan”. And with Ukrainians anxiously awaiting new legislation to regulate/legalize Bitcoin, “I need a spinner” has also made it to the top of the search engine statistics… Fidget spinners, as we know, have a certain nerve-soothing effect. Also read: Ukraine Drafts
Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Drops Following CME Futures, Investors Still Buy In At 100% Premium Bitcoin futures prices fell this week after CME Group launched the world’s second Bitcoin futures contract on Monday. In contrast to the market’s 20 percent growth after Cboe’s pioneering futures launched on Dec. 10th, Bitcoin prices are tracking sideways and dropped almost seven percent in the 12 hours before press time Tuesday. Each CME contract represents five Bitcoins, whereas a contract on Cboe represents one Bitcoin. The first day’s trading at CME saw slightly higher volumes than day one at Cboe a week prior. Monday saw CME futures close at $19,100, 2.1 percent less than the debut price envisaged by the exchange. Garrett See, chief executive of trad