Technologies

Blockchain Antifraud Startup Chainalysis Partners Europol After Raising $1.6M

A New-York based startup Chainalysis engaged in AML and fraud countering projects, has announced its forthcoming partnership with Europol, the EU’s top law enforcement agency, Reuters reported. The agreement between the two parties was concluded Thursday, February 18, 2016. Currently, it is a memorandum of understanding. “This new collaboration is an important next step in […]

Will the Bitcoin Consensus Roundtable Put a Lid on Bitcoin Classic?

After the last week’s bitcoin roundtable, where some of the most prominent figures of the industry have gathered to discuss possible solutions to the drawn out block size dispute, some thought the resulting letter was making an offer the developers wouldn’t refuse. As a reminder, last week, representatives for several mining pools collectively holding at […]

Messaging App Encrypts Messages with Bitcoin Technologies

Messaging app Sender developed by Ukrainian team has implemented a function of encrypting user messages with bitcoin wallet keys. A bitcoin wallet is integrated in the app.

Elections in Ukraine May Run on Ethereum’s Blockchain

KYIV, UKRAINE, 02.11.2016 – Memorandum concerning creation of E-vox, Ethereum-based electronic election system, was signed. The system in question will be used for holding election at any level, varying from municipal councils to the national parliament. Presently, the system is an Ethereum-based smart contract prototype taking into account Ukrainian political peculiarities. The prototype was developed […]

Linux’s Hyperledger Project Announces New Members

The Linux Foundation has announced new members of the working group for creation of an open source blockchain. The project, dubbed Hyperledger, was launched in late 2015, and currently incorporates over 30 institutions. According to the press release, the project was joined by numerous well-known companies from both technical and financial industries, including ABN AMRO, […]

Malwarebytes Releases Anti-Ransomware Protection Kit

Malwarebytes, a well-known antivirus developer, has announced it releases a beta version of what it calls “the first ever anti-ransomware protection kit”.

DECENT Finalizes its Decentralized Content Distribution Platform

Europe-based blockchain startup DECENT announced it had finalized the prototype version of eponymous blockchain-based distribution platform. The startup’s offering is presented as a platform capable of disrupting current content distribution mechanisms.

Nobody Expects the Bitcoin Appliances

Blockchain technology is nowadays widely recognized in the corporate world as means of substantial improvement of various transaction mechanisms. Banks form consortiums to research it, while Tunisia directly integrates blockchain into its government-backed e-currency, even Russians want some blockchain. However, some rather peculiar appliances and techniques go more or less beyond traditional applications inherent in […]

Blockchain and the Human Resources Problem

The advent of blockchain is considered by some to be among the greatest breakthroughs in the e-banking realm. Those “some” include, for instance, experts from the Financial Times, or even officials from major banks. However, there is a significant downside to it all, as the technology may eventually deprive thousands of people from their jobs. […]

Trezor: A Safe Way of Storing Bitcoins

This review covers hardware bitcoin wallet Trezor. Currently, there are three companies manufacturing bitcoin storage appliances: Case, Ledger (we have already reviewed their wallet Ledger Nano), and Trezor.

A Smart House Requires Relevant Contracts

In the year of 2015 one would hardly be surprised to hear “smart house”. Almost everyone knows that it refers to some electronic components incorporated in the infrastructure of an appartment, a house, or an office. They are to make our lives more cost effective, eco-friendly, convenient, and safe.

The Way IoT and Blockchain Change the World

The Internet of things has long ago ceased being a mere concept; nowadays, it is an interesting and promising technological trend that gradually comes to life. The IoT concept was introduced for the first time in 1999, and it took roughly 10 years to commence implementation thereof. We are not going to provide a technical […]