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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Subprime Auto Loans: Another Reason For Using Distributed Ledgers for Asset Backed Securities
“Lending bubbles usually look the same. Credit criteria is loosened. Verification standards are relaxed. The people selling the loans make money when the [...]
EAuction.io : Ukraine State Property Auction with the Blockchain
Chain-Finance got the opportunity to speak to Pavel Kravchenko, the founder ofDistributed Lab and project lead on EAuction.io, a [...]
Segregated Witness Enters Final Testnet Stage, Includes Lightning Network Support
Bitcoin Core developers Dr. Pieter Wuille, Eric Lombrozo and Johnson Laulaunched a fourth – and probably final – iteration of the Segregated Witness [...]
Bitfury Pays in Bitcoin to Join UK’s Innovate Finance
The leading Bitcoin infrastructure provider Bitfury has officially joined the London fintech groupInnovate Finance this week after announcing it would [...]
Africa Blockchain Survey: Enthusiasm Amid Uncertainty
Kenyan startup BitHub.Africa has published a new survey indicating strong interest in the blockchain – in spite of recent central bank warnings. Spotlight [...]
Bitcoin’s Electricity Use to Match Denmark, But It’s Worth It
Over the years, there has been a lot of focus on the energy usage associated with Bitcoin mining. Given the growing demand for mining hashpower to keep the [...]
Decentralized Options Exchange Etheropt Uses Automated Ethereum Smart Contract
The price per Ether will be taken from multiple sources, including Poloniex – the main exchange for ETH trading – and will be verified by [...]
Dutch Central Bank Digital Currency is Nothing Like Bitcoin
Most of the details regarding this project remain shrouded for the time being, although we do know the Dutch central bank has been exploring blockchain [...]
Bitcoin Mining, Ethereum Mining, Cloud Mining: 2016 Overview
Bitcoin saw a surge in price between March 2015-2016, bringing back profitability to mining. Is it a good time to start mining again? In the old days, gold [...]
US Banks regard bitcoin as great storage of value
David Andolfatto, a prominent US banker, believes that bitcoin is quite reliable as a safe asset while Needham & Company bank claims that the [...]