Blockchain

World’s Fourth Oldest Auction House Sotheby’s Joins the NFT Ecosystem With a Mysterious Artist

March 18th, 2021

Following the $69 million non-fungible token (NFT) digital art auction at the world-famous auction house Christie’s, the British-founded American multinational corporation Sotheby’s is joining the NFT hype. Sotheby’s is partnering with a popular digital artist dubbed “Pak” for the NFT sale as the brokerage house believes it is important to work with established NFT artists….

Introducing Instant USD Transfers

March 16th, 2021

With markets on the move, it’s essential that we make access to crypto as quick and easy as possible. Starting today, all Gold-verified US customers from eligible states can link a bank account and instantly transfer cash to Blockchain.com. As we continue to support debit cards and bank wires, Instant Transfer now allows you to…

Validator Entry Thresholds on the Decline as Cloud-Based Staking Challenges Surmounted

March 12th, 2021

Through the novel use of hardware security modules in conjunction with a communication module, a collaboration between Bluzelle and Equinix will significantly reduce the barriers preventing the equal distribution of opportunities for potential proof-of-stake (PoS) node validators. Lower Cloud Hosting Barriers Transform The Validator Landscape The gradual transition to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithms has tackled…

Jim Messina to Join Blockchain_com’s Board of Directors

March 10th, 2021

Today, I’m excited to announce that Jim Messina will be joining the Blockchain.com Board of Directors. Having been in the crypto industry for nearly a decade, it’s grown up a lot. We’ve come a long way from the early days, where crypto only captured the imaginations of cypherpunks in chat rooms, to today, where we’re…

AMD Could Release Its Own Crypto GPU to Mine Ethereum to Calm Down the Skirmish Between Miners and Gamers

March 10th, 2021

A U.S. multinational semiconductor company could be preparing the ground to release its own series of cryptocurrency mining processors. AMD is reportedly looking to introduce a GPU for mining Ethereum. AMD Navi 12 Won’t Have Video Outputs According to PC Gamer, the AMD Navi 12, a graphic processing unit (GPU) first introduced exclusively for Apple…

Private Blockchain Project Funding Accelerates as Companies Race to Address New Needs

March 9th, 2021

Blockchain operations are increasingly embracing more traditional financing from big-name venture funds to leverage these strategic stakeholders’ benefits instead of crowdfunding avenues popularized during the last blockchain hype wave. Funding Roundup: Concordium, StakeWise, and Automata Reveal Private Capital from Leading Funds In a significant departure from the last crypto, startup wave focused on raised public…

22 percent of Investors Say Their Institutions Likely to Trade or Invest in Cryptocurrencies

March 6th, 2021

A recent JP Morgan poll found that 22% of the respondents said their respective organizations were likely to trade or to invest in cryptocurrencies. This figure (22%) is double the percentage of respondents (11%) who said yes when asked if their respective organizations were already trading or were invested in cryptocurrencies. The Institutional Embrace of…

Russian Court Orders Mining Firm Cryptouniverse to Face New Trial on Fraud

March 6th, 2021

A major Russian mining firm is facing legal troubles in St. Petersburg, as three individuals are accusing the company of fraud. Cryptouniverse will now face a trial after a city court issued a criminal case order during the week. A District Court Rejected to Launch a Criminal Case Against the Firm in 2020 According to…

John McAfee Indicted by DOJ Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraud Charges

March 6th, 2021

Tech entrepreneur and former anti-virus tycoon John McAfee has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on money laundering and fraud charges. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the FBI unsealed the indictment charging McAfee and his associate Jimmy Watson with securities fraud. John McAfee Indicted by…

Trust | Want | Need

March 4th, 2021

March Market Outlook The Blockchain.com general crypto investment thesis, first published in slide format almost two years ago, highlighted three important elements of crypto adoption: Trust: are cryptoassets and protocols like bitcoin (and crypto service providers that support them) trusted enough for a majority of people to use and own? Want: do people have a favorable attitude…