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  • gmaxwell commented on pull request bitcoin/bitcoin#10143, par gmaxwell, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: gmaxwell’s Activity :: RSS
    Apr 3, 2017 gmaxwell commented on pull request bitcoin/bitcoin#10143 Concept ACK, I've wanted this many times before... but I'm concerned about the nodeid--- right now if it wraps bad things happen, and it will be ha… Read more gmaxwell
  • "Confidential Assets" Brings Privacy to All Blockchain Assets: Blockstream, par Aaron van Wirdum, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Bitcoin Magazine :: RSS
    "Confidential Assets" Will Now Bring Privacy to All Blockchain Assets :Blockstream
    On a typical blockchain, all participants check all transactions. This level of transparency can offer much security, as public verification ensures no single participant can cheat any of the others. But it is not great for privacy.

    For bitcoin (the currency), a potential solution to improve privacy is “Confidential Transactions.” Confidential Transactions hide the amounts of bitcoin that are transacted; they are currently used in test environments and in academia.
    Today, Blockstream — the well-known tech company founded by several Bitcoin Core developers — unveiled “Confidential Assets.” Where Confidential Transactions is specifically designed for bitcoin, Confidential Assets brings a similar level of privacy to any type of blockchain asset, like ownership papers, stock or fiat currency IOUs.
    “With Confidential Assets, we can generate multi-asset transactions where both the amount and the asset type itself are encrypted,” Blockstream Infrastructure Tech Engineer Gregory Sanders told Bitcoin Magazine.
    Confidential Assets
    Confidential Assets — in itself not an entirely new concept — increases privacy in two ways.
    The first part of the puzzle is indeed based on Confidential Transactions, which was first proposed by hashcash inventor and current Blockstream CEO Dr. Adam Back. This was further developed by Bitcoin Core and Blockstream developers Gregory Maxwell and Dr. Pieter Wuille, and Blockstream mathematician Andrew Poelstra, and then deployed on Blockstream’s Alpha sidechain.
    With Confidential Transactions, only the sender and the receiver of a transaction know the amount that is involved in a specific transaction. A public verifier — that’s the rest of the world — knows that a transaction was made between the sender and receiver, but cannot tell how much was transacted: the amount is masked.
    What’s clever about Confidential Transactions is that the amounts are masked in such a way that public verifiers can still perform certain types of math on them. More specifically, anyone can add up the amounts on the sending end of a transaction, and add up all of the amounts on the receiving end, and see if they cancel out. If they do cancel out, it means no value was created out of thin air. While public verifiers will never know how much was transacted, they do know the system wasn’t cheated; and that’s all they really care about.
    The second part of the puzzle, which is new, extends a similar type of masking to the assets themselves. Instead of just bitcoins, Confidential Assets can be used for any digital, blockchain-based asset.
    “While the sender and receiver would know that, say, a gold certificate was transacted, a public verifier would only know that ‘some asset’ was transacted — in ‘some amount,’” Sanders explained.
    “And if multiple assets are transacted at once, the public verifier would see that multiple types of ‘some assets’ changed hands, and he can verify that no ‘some assets’ were created out of thin air. But he would still not know what was transacted exactly, or how much of each ‘some asset.’”
    Projects
    Confidential Assets may be deployed on two different projects relatively quickly.
    For one, it can be combined with Blockstream’s existing sidechain, Liquid. This is a federated blockchain pegged to Bitcoin, where instead of miners, Bitcoin exchanges and other service providers confirm blocks. Compared to proof of work mining, this allows for instant transactions at low cost, without burdening Bitcoin’s main blockchain. Exchanges, in particular, can use this to let customers move bitcoins between accounts at different exchanges without having them wait for blockchain confirmations.
    With Confidential Assets, this functionality can be extended to the fiat side of the equation, too. Rather than just bitcoins, exchanges and service providers could swap fiat currency instantly and privately, allowing their users to move U.S. dollars, euros or other currencies between accounts as well.
    And second, Blockstream established a collaboration with Japanese IT company Digital Garage.
    “Digital Garage is working on a loyalty points blockchain,” Sanders explained. “This means that all types of companies can issue their loyalty points, and customers can use them or trade them atomically for other assets using market makers. […] Privacy is huge here because you do not want to be showing the whole world how many points are outstanding on your books.”
    Moreover, a Confidential Assets sidechain could realize a trustless, instant and private decentralized exchange.
    As a simplified example, if Alice has a bitcoin but prefers a gold certificate, while Bob has a gold certificate but prefers a bitcoin, they can create a single CoinJoin transaction to realize the trade. Alice sends a bitcoin to Bob, while Bob sends a gold certificate to Alice; both only sign their end of the transaction if they agree.
    This basic setup can be extended to intermediaries that act, themselves, as sort of liquidity providers or peer-to-peer exchanges.
    “For the Digital Garage demo we have implemented a trustless, blinded swap of multiple assets through peers already. If we can deploy fiat currency on the blockchain, we can make similar arrangements between bitcoin and U.S. dollar, euro or yen,” Sanders said.
    The post "Confidential Assets" Brings Privacy to All Blockchain Assets: Blockstream appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine. Read more Aaron van Wirdum
  • Bugfix: ancestor modifed fees were incorrect for descendants, par sdaftuar, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Commits - bitcoin:master :: RSS
    Bugfix: ancestor modifed fees were incorrect for descendants If prioritisetransaction was called for a tx with in-mempool descendants, the modified ancestor fee values for those descendants was incorrect. Read more sdaftuar
  • Test prioritisetransaction and ancestor fee state, par sdaftuar, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Commits - bitcoin:master :: RSS
    Test prioritisetransaction and ancestor fee state There is already a similar test for descendant fee state. Read more sdaftuar
  • Blockchain Platforms Like Hyperledger More Promising Than R3’s Corda: Deloitte, par CoinTelegraph by Alicia Naumoff, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: CoinTelegraph.Com News :: RSS

    Anticipating the largest international Blockchain-related event, Cointelegraph had a chat with Jens Hermann Paulsen, Senior Consultant at Deloitte Blockchain Institute. Read more CoinTelegraph by Alicia Naumoff
  • Litecoin Sees Spike in Support for Scaling Solution SegWit, par Garrett Keirns, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: CoinDesk :: RSS
    A controversial bitcoin scaling solution is seeing increased interest on another alternative blockchain network.
    Source Read more Garrett Keirns
  • Bitcoin Price Hits $1,130, Japan Legalizes Bitcoin, Scaling Progress, par CoinTelegraph by Joseph Young, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: CoinTelegraph.Com News :: RSS

    Bitcoin price surpassed $1,130 on most global bitcoin exchanges including Bitfinex and Bitstamp earlier today, as a result of the Japanese government’s recognition of bitcoin as legal payment method. Read more CoinTelegraph by Joseph Young
  • Bitcoin spikes after Japan says it’s a legal payment method, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Alltop RSS :: RSS
    Bitcoin trades up 2.8% at $ 1,133 a coin as of 7:08 a.m. ET on Monday. The cryptocurrency’s gains come after Japan announced on Friday that bitcoin would be accepted as a legal payment method beginning on April 1, 2017. It’s the first bit of good news for bitcoin in quite some time. Recent chatter in the market has centered around developers threatening a “hard fork” that would split the currency in two. Additionally, the US Securities and Exchange Commission rejected two… Read more
  • Bitcoin spikes after Japan says it’s a legal payment method, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Alltop - bitcoin :: RSS
    Bitcoin trades up 2.8% at $ 1,133 a coin as of 7:08 a.m. ET on Monday. The cryptocurrency’s gains come after Japan announced on Friday that bitcoin would be accepted as a legal payment method beginning on April 1, 2017. It’s the first bit of good news for bitcoin in quite some time. Recent chatter in the market has centered around developers threatening a “hard fork” that would split the currency in two. Additionally, the US Securities and Exchange Commission rejected two… Read more
  • Developer Proposes Hybrid SegWit Solution to Bitcoin's Block Size Debate, par Garrett Keirns, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: CoinDesk :: RSS
    A new proposal seeks to combine two solutions to bitcoin's block size debate into one compromise to move the network forward.
    Source Read more Garrett Keirns
  • neofutur starred endless-sky/endless-sky, par neofutur, 3 April 2017

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  • neofutur starred wesnoth/wesnoth, par neofutur, 3 April 2017

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  • EXANTE's seminar on PR in business, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: EXANTE company news :: RSS
    Our Communication Director held a seminar "Importance of communication and PR in business". Read more
  • Weekly Range Update, par Enky, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Bitcoin Trading Signals :: RSS
    XBTUSD daily chart - VWAP Lines
    XBTUSD daily chart – VWAP Lines

    XBT / USD weekly price range is 1050$-1230$ | The market moved back to a strong position firmly above the VWAP level and it is close to a first level of resistance at 1140$, I think that there is room to reach the second resistance level at 1230$.
    The average ALMA returned bullish and the RSI has moved away from the oversold area exactly what I was expecting last week: a positive reaction.
    About altcoins i know that many of you are interested but i consider them too small for a proper and reliable analysis, in fact also bitcoin isn’t enough big; because of this for the time being there will be sporadic updates about altcoins.

    In cases of extreme fall the support area is 670$-860$.
    ITA version here.

    Filed under: Short Term Trading Read more Enky
  • Merge #10123: Allow debug logs to be excluded from specified component, par laanwj, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Commits - bitcoin:master :: RSS
    Merge #10123: Allow debug logs to be excluded from specified component 3bde556 Add -debugexclude option to switch off logging for specified components (John Newbery) Tree-SHA512: 30202e3f2085fc2fc5dd4bedb92988f4cb162c612a42cf8f6395a7da326f34975ddc347f82bc4ddca6c84c438dc0cc6e87869f90c7ff88105dbeaa52a Read more laanwj
  • Samson Mow Delivers 6BTC to SegWit Code Winner Shaolinfry, par CoinTelegraph by William Suberg, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: CoinTelegraph.Com News :: RSS

    A ‘safe’ user-activated soft fork now appears realistic as Samson Mow awards almost 6 BTC to code developer shaolinfry. Read more CoinTelegraph by William Suberg
  • Blockchain Intellectual Property Council Meets to Combat Patent Trolls, par Jessie Willms, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Bitcoin Magazine :: RSS
    Blockchain Intellectual Property Council Meets to Combat Patent Trolls
    More than 70 participants from corporations like Microsoft and IBM, financial institutions, technology companies, startups, academia and legal experts met recently with the Chamber of Digital Commerce to hash out a strategy going forward to deal with patent issues including the exponential growth in patent troll companies in the blockchain sector.


    Chamber Founder and President Perianne Boring has acknowledged the urgency of dealing with patent trolls (companies that buy patents not to use them but to demand royalties and sue for damages) but also stresses the importance of creating an industry body that is organized and ready to deal with all intellectual property issues as they arise in the future and bringing the community together to foster collaboration and a healthy ecosystem.
    Boring believes that the council must include a broad range of experts and organizations to be as effective as possible.
    Boring told Bitcoin Magazine:
    “We are welcoming financial institutions, technology companies, startups, academics, nonprofits and others committed to supporting blockchain adoption to participate in the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council. A multi-stakeholder approach will be essential to addressing intellectual property in the blockchain ecosystem.
    “Since formally launching the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council on March 16, we have increased from 40 to more than 70 participants.”
    Marc Kaufman, a patent lawyer with Rimon Law specializing in intellectual property issues, is one of three co-chairs of the council. Kaufman approached the Chamber after completing a study on patent trolls with Questel Inc. last year.
    “I prepared a study last year of patents affecting the blockchain ecosystem and discovered that the rate of patent filings was growing in a substantially exponential manner,” said Kaufman in correspondence with Bitcoin Magazine. “History in other spaces, such as semiconductors, advertising and mobile devices, indicates that this sort of activity precedes high patent risk in the space from patent trolls and competitors. I approached Perianne Boring with this information and she agreed that the players should be attempting to manage the risk before it gets out of hand.”
    PricewaterhouseCoopers tracks U.S. patent troll cases and reported in 2014 that “the annual number of patent actions filed once again establishes a new record high, with close to 6,500 cases filed in 2013. The number of cases has increased at an overall compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% since 1991. However, since 2009, the CAGR of the number of patent cases filed has been 24 percent, or almost three times the growth over the entire period.”
    RPX Corporation, a firm providing patent-litigation risk management, reports: “Current data shows that patent trolls are thriving — having added nearly twice as many new defendants to infringement lawsuit campaigns in the first half of 2015 than during the second half of last year — despite court decisions and reforms thought to be deterrents. The pace of added defendants in the first half of 2015 was greater than in any half-year period dating at least back through 2012.”
    Members at the inaugural meeting set priorities and discussed possible strategies for best dealing with intellectual property issues on an ongoing, sustainable basis.
    James Murdock, chief business officer and general counsel at Blockstream, and Patrick Murck, special counsel at Cooley and fellow at Berkman Klein Center at Harvard, have joined Marc Kaufman to co-chair the council, which is anchored by the Chamber of Digital Commerce.
    “We were encouraged by the level of participation during the first meeting of the IP Council,” Murdock told Bitcoin Magazine. “It bodes well for the future outcomes from this important effort and we look forward to working with the broad range of participants from across the industry.”
    Kaufman told the meeting that the risk of patent trolls disrupting innovation in the blockchain space is of primary concern and outlined some of the possible tools that could be used to manage this risk.
    “The inaugural meeting of the BIPC on March 30, 2017, was largely introductory and informational,” Kaufman said after the meeting. “Participants indicated specific concerns regarding intellectual property (such as patent troll risk, and the need for interoperability) and the co-chairs outlined some of the tools that could be used by the players to manage this risk.”
    He added that participants expressed a particular interest in establishing a repository of patent information specifically for the blockchain ecosystem.
    “Developing an industry-led defensive patent strategy is paramount to help protect innovation and drive wide adoption of blockchain-enabled technologies,” Amber D. Scott, CEO of Outlier Canada, who works with companies on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and compliance strategies, told Bitcoin Magazine.
    “This has the potential to be a truly beautiful initiative, in particular where it can support innovation and collaboration. In so many cases, a refusal to license technology or a willingness to do so only at exorbitant rates has stifled innovation.
    “While a collaborative and open-source mindset existed before Bitcoin, that was the point where many of these discussions became poignant and mainstream (or at least mainstream for techies). There is a real paradigm shift and it’s exciting to see a group coming together to support progress. We all benefit when we can focus on innovating rather than getting bogged down in petty squabbles.”
    Joseph Weinberg, CEO of Paycase Financial and a blockchain advisor with the Ontario Securities Commission, also welcomes this initiative in light of the increasing questions about who owns blockchain applications.
    “I think it’s important for the Chamber to bring together global regulators for more cross-jurisdictional alignment,” said Weinberg. “We have a great set of models people orchestrated in Canada, yet we cannot alone bring that to the doorsteps of other countries — that is what the Chamber is equipped to do, and is doing a fantastic job of: bringing global alignment to regulators so fluid interaction, production education as well as greater transparency [can happen] between industry and regulatory bodies.”
    Boring said that the kickoff meeting “was met with enthusiastic support from more than 70 companies in participation. It’s clear that the formation of a dedicated initiative focused on mitigating IP issues while promoting technical innovation was long overdue.”
    The BIPC will meet monthly and will establish smaller working groups for various issues that are of primary interest to the participants.
    The Blockchain Intellectual Property Council (BIPC) was formally announced by Boring at the Chamber of Digital Commerce Blockchain Summit in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2017.
    The BIPC’s executive committee includes Chain, Digital Asset, IBM, Microsoft, CoinDesk, Blockstream, Bloq, Civic, Cognizant, Deloitte, Digital Currency Group, Ernst & Young, Gem, Medici Ventures, T0.com, TMX and Wipfli.
    The Chamber of Digital Commerce is a Washington, D.C.-based international trade association representing and promoting digital currencies and blockchain businesses to governments, regulatory agencies and other industries. In addition to the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council, the Chamber has created the Smart Contracts Alliance, the Blockchain Alliance, and the Global Blockchain Forum among other industry initiatives.
    The post Blockchain Intellectual Property Council Meets to Combat Patent Trolls appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine. Read more Jessie Willms
  • sipa pushed to secp256k1-zkp at ElementsProject/secp256k1-zkp, par sipa, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: sipa’s Activity :: RSS
    Apr 3, 2017 sipa pushed to secp256k1-zkp at ElementsProject/secp256k1-zkp d78f12b add surjection proof module da03505 Implement ring-signature based whitelist delegation scheme 6 more commits » Read more sipa
  • IBM Plans to Use Blockchain to Clean up China’s Air, par CoinTelegraph by Shivdeep Dhaliwal, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: CoinTelegraph.Com News :: RSS

    Blockchain technology holds the promise to bring greater transparency to the carbon trading market. Read more CoinTelegraph by Shivdeep Dhaliwal
  • Gold and Silver Best Performing Assets In Q1, 2017, par Stefan B, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: FSN » bitcoin :: RSS
    by Mark O’Byrne
    GoldCore

    – Gold, silver two of the best performing assets in the first quarter of 2017 with gains of 8% and 14% respectively
    – Gold outperforms benchmarks – S&P 500 up 6%, MSCI (All Country World Index) up 6.4% (see tables)
    – Nasdaq and German DAX rise 11.8% and 7.6%
    – Silver best performing currency in quarter
    – Five best performing currencies in Q1 are in order – silver, bitcoin, Mexican peso, Russian ruble and gold
    – Gold’s biggest quarterly gain since Q1 16, when rose 16%
    Continue Reading at GoldGore.com… Read more Stefan B
  • Matchpool Crowdfund Raises 90% Of Goal on the First Day, par CoinTelegraph by William Suberg, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: CoinTelegraph.Com News :: RSS

    Matchpool, the matchmaking platform host built on Ethereum, has almost completed its crowdfunding goal just 24 hours after it began. Read more CoinTelegraph by William Suberg
  • Four Key Blockchain Use Cases for Banks: FinTech Network Report, par Alex Lielacher, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Bitcoin Magazine :: RSS
    Four Key Blockchain Use Cases for Banks
    The U.K.-based FinTech Network published a whitepaper in cooperation with BNY Mellon and Rabobank, outlining four use cases for blockchain technology in banking. The whitepaper highlights reduction of fraud,Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures, trading platforms and payments as four key blockchain use cases for banks.

    Blockchain technology is widely considered to be a disruptive force in the financial services industry as it allows for the secure recording, storing and transferring of data, which makes it an ideal technology to make operational processes safer and more efficient.
    Reduction of Fraud
    According to Chris Mager, Head of Global Innovation at BNY Mellon Treasury Services, one of the primary issues that the banking sector is facing today is the increase in fraud and cyber-attacks.
    Currently, the majority of banking systems are built on a centralized database, which makes them more susceptible to cyber-attacks as all information is stored locally in one place. Also, many banking systems are outdated and are, therefore, more vulnerable to new forms of cyber-attacks.
    By building new banking systems on top of blockchain technology, the chance for fraud and data theft can be reduced substantially as the distributed ledger technology secures records; it stores, encrypts and verifies every single bit of data in a transaction. Therefore, should any data breach or fraudulent activity occur, it would be made immediately obvious to all parties who have permission to access the transaction data on the ledger.
    KYC (Know Your Customer)
    Compliance and KYC procedures have become increasingly important in the banking industry as regulators are keeping a very close eye on who banks are doing business with to avoid potential money laundering or terrorist financing. According to a Thomson Reuters Survey, financial institutions spend on average $60 million on KYC and customer due diligence while some banks spend up to $500 million per year.
    Regulators want better access to banks’ customer client bases and transaction histories, while banks want to comply with the regulator’s wishes to avoid regulatory fines at all costs.
    By developing compliance platforms and KYC processes on top of blockchain technology, banks can not only reduce operational costs in these departments but also increase the efficiency of compliance processes and develop a closer relationship with the financial regulator.
    Chris Huls, Blockchain Specialist at Rabobank, proposes in the whitepaper that the KYC statements can be stored on a distributed ledger. He believes that when a bank has verified a new client, they can put the client’s data on a blockchain that can then also be accessed be other banks and accredited organizations, such as insurers or loan providers, without the need for the KYC process to be started all over again by each individual party. These parties would know that the client’s information has been independently audited and verified so that no further KYC checks are necessary. This, in turn, would substantially reduce administrative costs in compliance departments.
    According to a report by investment bank Goldman Sachs, a 10 percent headcount reduction would be achieved with the introduction of blockchain technology in KYC procedures, which would equate to $160 million in annual cost-savings.
    Moreover, as data stored on a blockchain is immutable and irreversible, the risk of duplication or errors would be greatly minimized.
    Trading Platforms
    The whitepaper further identifies trading platforms are a key use case for blockchain technology. By building securities exchanges on top of distributed ledger technology, there would be no need for a centralized trust or intermediaries as well as no risk of double spending in the securities-trading supply chain.
    The risks of fraud and operational errors would also be drastically reduced as the blockchain would make the securities-trading process transparent, secure and immutable. This, in turn, would create a clear audit trail of all historical trades, which would provide assurance for the authenticity of all transactions.
    If each security is digitized by a trusted central authority that authenticates the security, these digital tokens could then be traded and transparently tracked on a blockchain-based exchange. As the digital token would act as a certificate of authenticity, the chance to forge securities becomes much harder than when dealing with paper documents. That would give securities trading a new level of verifiable trust that has not been available so far.
    There are already several exchanges, including NASDAQ and the Australian Securities Exchange, that are already developing blockchain-based exchange solutions to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the securities-trading supply chain.
    Payments
    The payments space is the fourth use case that the whitepaper has identified where blockchain disruption would be highly beneficial for banks, which is one of the most prominent use cases for the blockchain in banking.
    Rabobank’s Huls believes that the blockchain could be used as a new way for institutions and their clients to pay each other that does not depend on SWIFT or other payment schemes.
    BNY Mellon’s Mager considers that the blockchain’s potential in payments could lead to an “unprecedented period of change and transformation.”
    By conducting payments between banks themselves as well as with the customers using blockchain technology, banks would be able to save a substantial amount on costs as well as improve the safety and speed of domestic as well as cross-border payments.
    The whitepaper cites Ripple’s protocol as an example of blockchain-based payment system for banks: “Ripple can be used by banks for an open-source approach to payments to replace many of the common intermediaries in the payments industry, thereby passing on savings to partner institutions, and thus by extension, to their customers. Thus blockchain can be used to make payments in real-time globally, with real-time execution, complete transparency, real-time fraud analysis and prevention and also at a reasonable cost.”
    Challenges for Blockchain Adoption in Banking
    While blockchain technology can provide solutions to a number of issues in the banking sector, challenges still lie ahead for the technology to become a fully integrated part of the industry.
    The primary issues that the FinTech Network’s whitepaper cites are privacy concerns, integration with legacy banking systems, regulatory uncertainty and scalability.
    Blockchains that the industry would use to store, record and transfer data would need to be permissioned blockchains in order to comply with privacy laws and to ensure that customers’ data is safe. Cyber-security concerns would need to be addressed before blockchain technology can be fully deployed in the market. Furthermore, new blockchain-based systems would need to integrate with current banking systems for blockchain adoption to work.
    Regulatory uncertainty is another hindrance to blockchain adoption as there is no clear regulation on this new technology.
    Finally, scalability is also a challenge since banking blockchains would need to be able to hold and process a massive amount of data. Hence, it is paramount for these systems to be constructed so that scalability will not become an issue, as it has with the Bitcoin blockchain, for example.
    While blockchain technology would become a huge cost saver for banks in the years to come, challenges for its adoption need to be addressed before blockchains will become a fully-integrated part of the financial services industry.
    The post Four Key Blockchain Use Cases for Banks: FinTech Network Report appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine. Read more Alex Lielacher
  • Gold and Silver Best Performing Assets In Q1, 2017, par Cheery, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Silver For The People - The Blog » bitcoin :: RSS

    goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / April 3, 2017
    – Gold, silver two of the best performing assets in the first quarter of 2017 with gains of  8% and 14% respectively
    – Gold outperforms benchmarks – S&P 500 up 6%, MSCI (All Country World Index) up 6.4% (see tables)
    – Nasdaq and German DAX rise 11.8% and 7.6%
    – Silver best performing currency in quarter
    – Five best performing currencies in Q1 are in order – silver, bitcoin, Mexican peso, Russian ruble and gold
    – Gold’s biggest quarterly gain since Q1 16, when rose 16%
    – Gold has seen gains in 8 of the last 10 first quarters
    – Palladium and platinum  gain 17.7% and 5.2% respectively
    – Uncertainty over Trump’s economic and foreign policies and geo-political risks from Brexit and elections in the EU lead to safe haven demand for gold and silver bullion

    READ MORE
    The post Gold and Silver Best Performing Assets In Q1, 2017 appeared first on Silver For The People. Read more Cheery
  • Remote Identification of Customers for European Payment Institutions. Part 1, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Finextra Research Payments channel :: RSS
    By Andrey Borisenkov, CDO ADVAPAY When choosing the jurisdiction for future payment business it is .... Read more
  • Waves Blockchain Platform Launches Decentralized Token Exchange, Matcher, par Avi Mizrahi, 3 April 2017

    Monday 3 April 2017 :: Cryptocurrency| Finance Magnates :: RSS
    "The release of DEX and LPoS signal that the Waves platform is open for business." Read more Avi Mizrahi
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