ICO Review: OPEN Platform | CoinCentral

OPEN is offering the first blockchain payments infrastructure for applications. This infrastructure allows applications to handle onchain transactions and update off-chain data tables. Open Platform claims to empower application developers to use blockchain in languages they are comfortable. Developers can build in any language they are comfortable with using OPEN API.  Any sort of language coding can use OPEN for a …

The Four Cards Competing to be Crypto’s Top Payment Option

Shut up and Take my Money Each day, more and more people are realizing the value that blockchain technology brings. However, there’s still one pestering, albeit valid, argument against the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency – most stores don’t accept it. As a peer-to-peer currency, crypto is the best. But, what good is a currency if you can’t spend it anywhere? …

Bitmain Announces New Monero-Mining Antminer X3, Crypto’s Devs Say Will ‘Not Work’

March 18 update: In a confusing decision, Bitmain has updated their sales page again for the batches 3 and 4 of the Antminer X3 to read “No shipping to Hong Kong,” while only yesterday the description for these batches denoted that they would “only” be shipped to Hong Kong. Bitmain’s just-released ASIC-powered Antminer X3, designed to mine the CryptoNight hashing …

Major Canadian Bank Files Patent To Make Credit Scores ‘Transparent’ Via Blockchain

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), reportedly the country’s largest bank, filed a patent for a credit score platform using Blockchain technology this past fall, according to the patent application from the US Patent and Trademark Office released March 15. The patent describes a Blockchain-based credit score platform where “credit records are recorded using blocks linked by identification data. The …

China Gov’t-Linked Investment Org Plans Int’l Blockchain Center, Leaked Doc Says

The government-linked Investment Association of China (IAC) is planning to create an “International Blockchain Investment Development Center,” aimed at introducing industry standards and Blockchain investment alliances and funds, local news outlet The Paper reported March 14. The IAC is a national social organization registered under the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. The Paper cites a …

Community-Based Crypto Platform Could See Crypto Assets Used For USD Loans

Celsius, a community-based borrowing and lending platform, aims to put members’ interests as the priority instead of profits. They are creating new financial products with the aim of achieving this goal. In the current financial world, banks and other money lending institutions charge far more in loan interest than they return to customers in deposit interest (even on dedicated ‘high …

Bitcoin Thieves No Longer Just an Online Threat, How to Stay Safe

Cryptocurrencies, as the product of the digital realm, have always existed in the ether – no pun intended – meaning that physically there was nothing to hold, or to lose/have stolen. The threat for Bitcoin users when it came to getting fleeced of their digital currencies always existed online, leaving savvy investors safe offline. Now however, thieves are cottoning on …