Firm To Use Blockchain For Real-Time Analysis Of Molecular Data

View the full post on its original source November 23, 2017 12:57 AM Nano Global has announced it will develop a system-on-chip using blockchain technology to analyze molecular data and help identify treatments for superbugs, among other things. In a November 21 press release, the molecular data company Nano Global announced that it has partnered … Read more

Bitcoin Gold Wallet Scam Nets $3 Million in Illicit Earnings

View the full post on its original sourceMore than $3.3 million has been stolen as part of an elaborate scam that took advantage of bitcoin users seeking to claim their share of the newly created cryptocurrency bitcoin gold. Perpetrated by the operators of a website called mybtgwallet.com, the scheme prompted users to submit their private keys … Read more

Sberbank CEO: Cryptocurrencies Are A 'Fact Of Our Life'

View the full post on its original source November 22, 2017 11:04 PM Sberbank CEO Herman Gref has expressed his belief that cryptocurrencies are “a fact” of life, and that no amount of regulation can turn back the clock on this emerging phenomenon. The CEO of Russia’s largest bank, the state-owned Sberbank, has said that … Read more

Baseball Great Jose Canseco Predicts $10,000 Bitcoin By 2018

View the full post on its original sourceFormer Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco is apparently a big believer in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The 53-year-old athlete took to Twitter last night and, in a series of posts, stated several bold beliefs – including a prediction that the price of bitcoin will be “at $10k by New … Read more

Bank Of Japan Official: Digital Currencies Will Not Supplant Physical Money Soon

View the full post on its original source November 22, 2017 7:15 PM Despite the exuberance surrounding cryptocurrency, it will be difficult to achieve dramatic change in the financial sector. On Wednesday, a senior official for the Bank of Japan tempered expectations for digital currency. Rome wasn’t built in a day – and it looks … Read more

Malaysian Authorities Creating Cryptocurrency Regulatory Infrastructure

View the full post on its original source November 22, 2017 7:12 PM To make cryptocurrencies more subject to oversight, frameworks for the regulation of blockchain-based currencies will be established in Malaysia. According to reports on November 22, 2017, the Malaysian central bank governor Muhammad Ibrahim said that the country is in the midst of … Read more

Asset Manager Launches Europe's First Bitcoin Mutual Fund

View the full post on its original sourceA French asset manager has announced the launch of Europe’s first mutual fund centered around bitcoin. Announced today, Tobam’s alternative investment fund perhaps represents the latest bid to attract institutional investors to cryptocurrencies (though, as in the case with similar financial instruments, investors wouldn’t be holding bitcoin directly). … Read more

Standard Chartered, Axis Launch Payments Service With Ripple Tech

View the full post on its original sourceFinancial institutions Standard Chartered and Axis Bank have announced a new cross-border payments platform built on top of technology developed by Ripple. Unveiled today, the platform – which will connect corporates between Singapore and India – will be accessible through Standard Chartered’s Straight2Bank system. According to SC’s release, the … Read more