Bitcoin SV Experiences Blockchain Reorganizations, Possibly Due to Unwieldy Block Size

The Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) blockchain is struggling with its large block size following a series of block re-organizations, cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX tweeted on April 19.In the post, BitMEX reveals that on April 18 its BSV node “experienced 2 block re-organizations. First a 3 block re-organisation, followed by a 6 block re-organisation.” BitMEX provided a…

Proof of Capital: A New Blockchain Venture Fund Worth $50 Million

A new blockchain-focused venture capital fund called Proof of Capital has been established by a group of investors. The aim of the $50 million USD fund is to encourage further adoption of blockchain technology. Blockchain Venture Fund: Proof of Capital The new fund has been founded by three partners: Phil Chen, Chris McCann, and Edith…

Arca Funds Files With SEC to Issue Stablecoin-Like Digitized Shares on ETH Blockchain

Arca Funds, an American institutional-grade investment manager, is seeking regulatory approval to issue digitized securities on blockchain, according to a filing document released on April 12.The company has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue its Arca UST Coins — digitized shares that will be authenticated and then recorded in…

Hodler’s Digest, April 1–7: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This WeekPayPal Invests in Digital Identity-Focused Blockchain Startup in Apparent FirstGlobal online payments firm PayPal has invested in startup Cambridge Blockchain, a firm that focuses on leveraging the tech in order to give users more control over their digital identities. The investment, whose amount is undisclosed, is part of an extension to a…

Blockchain and Its Impact on Communications and Beyond

When people see blockchain, the first thing they probably think of is cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin. No doubt blockchain has been thrust into the limelight by the unprecedented popularity of Bitcoin and the universe of cryptocurrencies, but blockchain is more than just a technology used in transactions. Blockchain, simply put, is a distributed ledger of digital…

‘Augur Scam’ Sparks Centralized Vs. Decentralized Debate on Reddit

According to a Reddit thread on March 19, traders on Augur, a decentralized oracle and peer-to-peer protocol for prediction markets, are being scammed. The Reddit user claims that “some people” in the Augur community are exploiting a design element of the Augur protocol by purposefully creating invalid markets through ambiguous wording. This allows them to…

Blockchain-Based Diamond Exchange Cedex to Start Trading Diamonds Worth $50 Million

Blockchain-enabled diamond exchange Cedex has secured more than 6,000 diamonds worth over $50 million that will be traded on its platform, Finance Magnates reported on March 27.Per the report, citing a press release from the firm, the supply is meant to ensure that traders have a sufficient variety of options from the launch of its…

London Metals Exchange Endorses International Blockchain Initiative: FT

United Kingdom-based global metals trading mecca the London Metals Exchange (LME) is reportedly backing an effort to disrupt industry supply chains with blockchain, but would not confirm its involvement, the Financial Times (FT) reported on March 27.Citing unnamed sources familiar with the alleged plan, FT reported that LME is supportive of an international plan to…

LVMH Blockchain: Louis Vuitton on the Blockchain?

Blockchain technology has many uses. Mostly synonymous with the financial sector and for crypto trading, it might surprise some to learn that the fashion industry has found a clever use for the technology. Dubbed the AURA blockchain, luxury brand conglomerate and owner of the Louis Vuitton fashion label, LVMH, has developed the LVMH blockchain. The…