Microsoft seems very proud of its smart contract auditing tools for blockchain

#Microsoft seems very proud of its smart contract auditing tools for blockchain

Microsoft is very proud of its Azure Blockchain-powered smart contract auditing tools for Ethereum so much so it decided to flaunt some of the benefits of the software in a new blog post. One of the key drivers making blockchain-based applications programmab…
Walmart teams up with Big Pharma to track drugs on the blockchain

#Walmart teams up with Big #Pharma to track drugs on the #blockchain

Global retail Goliath Walmart has joined a consortium thats attempting to build a blockchain for tracking pharmaceutical supply chains. A spokesperson representing the firm confirmed to CoinDesk that Walmart has joined MediLedger, but they did not provide an…
Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical

#Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical

Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets. Before this happens, we should ask ourselves: Will they whisk us quickly through cities or make traffic worse? A car is a car, whether self-driving or people driventaking up a great deal more space…
African insurer won’t work with ‘high-risk’ cryptocurrency mining businsesses

African insurer won’t work with ‘high-risk’ cryptocurrency mining businsesses

We all know that banks make it difficult for blockchain businesses by denying them access to conventional banking services and accounts. Well now, it seems insurance firms are throwing a spanner in the works for cryptocurrency mining businesses in Africa. Old Mutual Insure, a pan-African insurance firm, is opting out of insuring the computer equipment…
Blockchain startup hacked itself to ‘save’ $13M of its users’ cryptocurrency

#Blockchain startup hacked itself to ‘save’ $13M of its users’ #cryptocurrency

A blockchain startup hacked its users wallets to save $13 million in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from being stolen, ZDNet reports. Security researchers advised the Komodo Platform of a backdoor in Agama, one of its older wallet apps, that would have all…
Ethercombing: Finding Secrets in Popular Places

Ethercombing: Finding Secrets in Popular Places

Larry Ponemon, Ph.D. – Ponemon Institute Dr. Larry Ponemon is the Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research “think tank” dedicated to advancing privacy and data protection practices. Dr. Ponemon is considered a pioneer in privacy auditing and the Responsible Information Management or RIM framework. Ponemon Institute conducts independent research, educates leaders from…
IEOs Raise Half a Billion, Keep Fundraising Alive for Blockchain Startups

IEOs Raise Half a Billion, Keep #Fundraising Alive for #Blockchain Startups

IEOs are leaner and meaner ICOs that may not return blockchain-startup fundraising to its former glory but could remove the stigma associated with deals. | Source: ShutterstockBy CCN: There’s a new fundraising sheriff in town in the maturing cryptocurrency space. While initial coin offerings (ICOs) were all the rage during the last bitcoin bull run,…

Facebook’s planned new #currency may be based on a blockchain

THE EXCITEMENT among crypto-buffs is palpable. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, appears to be planning to launch a digital coin early next year. But they should not get their hopes up too high. If the firm does indeed launch what is being dubbed FB Coin, GlobalCoin or Libra, it will be a tame sort…
Justin Sun paid $4.57M to shill TRON to Warren Buffet, Twitter trolled him mercilessly

#JustinSun paid $4.57M to shill #TRON to Warren Buffet, Twitter trolled him mercilessly

Justin Sun revealed hes paid millions of dollars for a lunch date with investing legend Warren Buffet. As expected, Crypto-Twitter had lots to say. Sun, founder of the TRON blockchain and BitTorrent CEO, confirmed the ball-twisting $4.57 million bid late yes…
Vinny Lingham Says Bitcoin May Blow Through $10K, Test $12K Soon

Vinny Lingham Says Bitcoin May Blow Through $10K, Test $12K Soon

Vinny Lingham Says Bitcoin May Blow Through $10K, Test $12K SoonBlockchain pioneer Vinny Lingham predicts bitcoin's recent performance has been "aggressive," suggesting it may reach tough resistance at $12K. | Source: ShutterstockBy CCN: The bitcoin price is trading higher headed into the weekend and is currently hovering at $8,572, up 2.7%. After the recent spike…
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