Deutsche Bank is in Trouble; Bitcoin to the Rescue?

Deutsche Bank has fallen facedown, but this time, no one’s there to pick it up. Working to avoid the mistakes of 2008’s financial crisis, German lawmakers have stated that should Deutsche Bank and other major players in the financial arena go under, bailouts will not be delivered post-haste. The bank has been traveling through dark …

Kim Dotcom Sees Bitcoin Hitting $2000

With his extradition to the United States on charges of racketeering, money laundering, and criminal copyright violation looming (having recently concluded an appeal), Kim Dotcom appears optimistic about his business ventures. The veteran entrepreneur whose endeavors have included one of the most successful file-sharing websites in history, Megaupload, and later the much more regulation-friendly Mega.co.nz …

Bitcoin Defender Speaks Out at London Blockchain Event

Simon Dixon, CEO of the online investment platform BnktotheFuture.com outlined his vision for blockchain startups recently at The Internet of Value: Blockchain and Financial Services Innovation conference in London. Making the conference keynote, Dixon laid out the history of bitcoin and blockchain companies, especially those working in the financial services sector, and what he considers …

5 Ways to Get Free Bitcoins

Do you wonder where you can get some free bitcoins? For many of us, the discovery of Bitcoin is like the discovery of organic foods. We can see the benefits of using them but find it difficult to justify the cost, and then there is the risk that we’ll be getting a bad deal since …

R3 Adds Bitcoin Exchange Veteran to Research Lab

Former itBit client group director Antony Lewis has officially joined banking consortium R3. Announced today, the move will find Lewis taking the reins as director of the startup’s lab and research center in Singapore. Lewis left itBit (now Paxos) in mid-2015 and has since served in consulting roles focused on blockchain, including a stint with …

Russia’s Biggest Bank Joins the Hyperledger Blockchain Project

The Linux Foundation-run Hyperledger Project will see a new member join the ranks, in Russia’s largest bank (by assets) Sberbank. The Hyperledger Project will now include Russian bank Sberbank among its roster of members and participants, revealed a report by regional industry publication Bankir.Ru. Sberbank first deputy chairman Lev Khasis and Hyperledger CEO Brian Behlendorf …

Decentralized Sports Platform FirstBlood Raises 465,312.00 ETH, Set To Improve eSports

FirstBlood, an Ethereum-based, decentralized sports platform based on smart contracts, has raised 465,312.999 ETH in a crowdsale. The FirstBlood app allows eSports fans to compete in games through an automated, decentralized platform. Allocation of funds Allocation of funds The proceeds from the crowdsale, which lasts through October 24, 2016, will cover the development, release and …