Former President Bill Clinton Set to Keynote Ripple Conference

The annual Swell by Ripple conference invites global leaders from the policy, payments, and technology fields to come together and discuss how blockchain can be used to benefit society at large. According to a tweet from Ripple, former U.S. President Bill Clinton is set to keynote this year’s edition. Ripple noted in a news release …

SIM-Swapping Bitcoin Thief Charged in California Court

Investigators have arrested and charged a 20-year-old college student with multiple counts of hacking and identity theft. Prosecutors accuse him of being part of a gang which stole $5 million of cryptocurrency by hijacking mobile phone numbers.  Caught by the Fuzz Following his arrest at LAX airport while on his way to Europe, Joel Ortiz was apparently quick to …

Audit Firm to Build a Bug Prediction Market for Smart Contracts

Ethereum-based startup Solidified is developing a decentralized, smart contract audit platform, aiming to make the process easier to arrange and to provide a transparent and accountable metric of smart contract security. The company recently conducted a Seed round with Innogy New Ventures to develop a new initiative in security — the Bug Prediction Market. “Solidified …

Thailand’s Largest Movie Theater Chain Will Accept Cryptocurrency

Major Cineplex, Thailand’s largest movie theater operator, is integrating cryptocurrency payments to allow movie-goers to buy everything from tickets to popcorn with bitcoin and other digital currencies. The endeavor follows a partnership with Swiss fintech developer RapidzPay wherein the multiplex operator will deploy a digital payment ecosystem built by the latter firm to ingrate cryptocurrency …

Ethereum Classic Price Analysis: ETC/USD Eyeing Break above $17.40

Key Highlights Ethereum classic price is trading in a bullish zone above the $16.50 support against the US dollar. There is a crucial contracting triangle forming with resistance near $17.25 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken). The pair may perhaps break the $17.20 and $17.30 resistance levels to trade …

Australian Government Awards Grant to Blockchain Project for Sustainable Sugar

The Australian government has granted A$2.25 million ($1.7 million) to the Sustainable Sugar Project, Foodnavigator-Asia reports July 30. The Sustainable Sugar Project, led by the Queensland Cane Growers Organization, will use blockchain technology to track the provenance of sugar supplies to Australia. The initiative known as the Smart Cane Best Management Practice (BMP) is part …

$1,000 Investment in Cryptocurrency For Beginners

This is a video, to get a beginner to cryptocurrency thinking about an approach to diversifying their altcoin strategy. This is certainly not professional financial advice, but rather an example of how and where to get started with cryptocurrency Always do your own research, this includes reading white papers, roadmaps and teams. source

Iran’s Bitcoin Volume Soars as Rial Value Enters ‘Death Spiral’

Iran’s national currency has crashed to its record low against the U.S. Dollar as the country prepares to face economic sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. The Iranian Rial, which was just beginning to gain momentum after years of depreciation, set a new low on Monday, trading on an average at 100,000 Rials on the …

Chamber of Digital Commerce Proposes Guidelines for ‘Responsible’ Crypto Market Growth

The Chamber of Digital Commerce Token Alliance has released a collaborative report of proposed guidelines for “responsible growth” of the cryptocurrency market, according to their July 30 press release. The Chamber of Digital Commerce is a blockchain and cryptocurrency advocacy group, founded by Perianne Boring in 2014. The document, entitled “Understanding Digital Tokens: Market Overviews …