Inside Google’s Cloud-Blockchain Ethereum Hybrid

By CCN Markets: So, you may have heard that Google Cloud Services now support Ethereum smart contracts. Not only that, but Google is expending its resources learning how the smart contract platform works and teaching people how to integrate with Google’s services. Blockchain Becomes Mainstream, Mainstream Businesses Need Easy Access It’s no secret that none …

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

Massive Google Cloud Outage Nukes Snapchat, Gmail, & YouTube

 By CCN: Around 3:25 pm ET, a massive chunk of the internet went dark. Google Cloud appears to be the source of the problems. This has led to outages for YouTube, Discord, Google Photos, Search, News, Analytics, Gmail, and various other services. It’s not just Google’s own applications either. Snapchat, among other services hosted by …

Gold Searches Spike as Bitcoin Price, Stock Market Weaken

Given that the next generation of investors will come of age having been immersed in the digital world from infancy, many crypto advocates believe that bitcoin or another cryptocurrency asset could one day function as “digital gold,” providing people with an easy-to-access hedge against market uncertainty and central banking malfeasance. Gold Sees Resurgence as Crypto, …

‘What is Bitcoin’ Ranked Among Top Google Searches in 2018

About a year ago, Google searches for “Bitcoin” surpassed searches relating to Donald Trump. Now that Google has published its 2018 year-in-review of search terms, “What is Bitcoin” is among the top questions that people are asking Google, at least in the US. Last year, the largest cryptocurrency ranked in two categories globally, both in …

Google-Backed Fintech Startup Uses Bitcoin for Cross-Border Settlement

Veem, a cross-border payments platform that uses bitcoin to move funds among businesses without the need of banks, has raised $25 million in a round led by Goldman Sachs, according to Forbes. The service, which does not require either counterparty to hold bitcoin directly, has quadrupled its revenue in the past year. Also participating in the …

Brave Browser Files GDPR Complaint Against Search Giant Google

Brave, the web browser founded by Mozilla pioneer Brendan Eich and funded through an initial coin offering (ICO), has fired two shots across the bow at Google. Brave Files GDPR Complaint Against Google Reuters reports that the company, whose browser blocks obtrusive and privacy-infringing advertisements by default, has filed formal complaints against its much larger …

Firefox Founder Explains Why Brave Couldn’t Use Bitcoin Instead of BAT

Brave Browser CEO Brendan Eich, who created Firefox and JavaScript, has clarified the decision of the Brave team to utilize a token called BAT over Bitcoin to incentivize publishers on the network. BAT Over Bitcoin As CCN reported last month, Brave Browser has demonstrating a rapid rate of growth throughout 2018, achieving 10 million downloads …

Why Andreessen Horowitz Made its Biggest Investment in Crypto to Date

Created by Google, Microsoft, and Intel engineers, Dfinity Foundation is set to be the crypto sector’s biggest private token sale of 2018 valued at $2 billion. Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) made its largest investment in the crypto sector to date through its two-month old cryptocurrency fund. A16Z was amongst five investment firms including the $1 billion …