If you want to know the current state of the cryptocurrency world as well as where it is heading, Consensus 2019 conference, organised by CoinDesk, is an event for you. Since 2015, this event brings together thought leaders, developers, investors and other stakeholders in the blockchain and crypto universe. And this year, the organisers want to encourage participants to find answers to several critical questions.
People often talk about security as being one of the best elements of cryptocurrency. However, being entirely online has allowed a number of new schemes to impact the industry.
After one year in the test phase, the VeriBlock blockchain finally went live last Tuesday. The technology developed by the company promises to offer improved security for crypto wallets and transactions.
With a rocky cryptocurrency market and loads of negative press, some enthusiasts are losing hope. Others, of course, are settling in for what they see as the impending future of a crypto-based world. People in the middle are still asking, or asking once again, does cryptocurrency matter?
A house in Australia is going up for auction next month. There’s nothing surprising about that except for the payment method. The auctioneer will be calling the bids in cryptocurrency. It’s a
world-first in real estate, according to auctioneer James Pratt.
Bitcoin owners have more and more options for spending the cryptocurrency in their wallets. From the first pizza bought with Bitcoin to the wide range of products and services you can pay for with crypto, we’ve come a long way. And right now there is one more type of product you can buy with digital currency: artwork.
Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, held a speech last week, during the TOKEN2049 event in Hong Kong. He took the opportunity to share the latest developments in the status of Eth2.0 with the audience. Also, he spoke about the current state of blockchain adoption and his views on future use cases.
Private securities marketplace SharesPost recently released findings from their third consumer and investor survey on trends in cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The first survey conducted by the firm was in January and the second in July of last year.
This year will see a tremendous increase in global spending for blockchain solutions. The latest Spending Guide prepared by International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts a total spending of almost US$2.9 billion worldwide. This would represent over 90% increase from last year, when the total spending on blockchain reached US$1.5 billion.
Crypto Mystery Takes a Darker Turn: Cold Wallets Left Behind by Deceased Bitcoin Exchange Owner Are Found Empty
What happens when the sole person in charge of a Bitcoin exchange suddenly dies? There should be a backup person that knows the passwords and allows the customers to get their funds back. Unfortunately, that was not the case of Quadriga – the largest crypto exchange in Canada. When its owner suddenly died back in December, he took the access passwords to the grave with him.