Bitcoin vs. Marijuana: Which 1 Should You Choose? – The Motley Fool Canada

Bitcoin vs. Marijuana: Which 1 Should You Choose? – The Motley Fool Canada

Investors have been profoundly riveted by cannabis companies, despite disappointing earnings results. Industry growth has been phenomenal, although losses are widening. And many are also watching closely blockchain technology that has blockbuster potentials. So, which between the two has a brighter, sustainable future? Both the cannabis and blockchain industries are practically evolving at the same…
Proof of Capital launches $50 million blockchain venture fund

Proof of Capital launches $50 million blockchain venture fund enabling worldwide adoption of blockchain...

Blockchain venture funds are multiplying. Today, Proof of Capital announced a $50 million VC fund to invest in blockchain technologies using the decentralized, transparent, and secure technology behind cryptocurrencies and other innovations. The fund’s mission is to build an internet ecosystem that belongs to everyone and ushers in worldwide adoption of blockchain technology. Proof of…
Facebook is hiring a lead for its blockchain counsel

Facebook is hiring a commercial blockchain counsel

It seems Facebook isn’t content with its 50-strong team dedicated to building its proprietary cryptocurrency, as it’s now looking to hire someone for its blockchain counsel. The social media giant is looking for a “lead commercial counsel, Blockchain” based at their Menlo Park, California headquarters. The job posting is not dated and it’s still unclear…
This Startup Could Sell You Crypto Tokens—With SEC Backing

This Startup Could Sell You Crypto Tokens—With SEC Backing

Initial coin offerings have gotten a bad rap—in many cases, deservedly so. Sure, there were blockchain projects with sound dreams and solid business plans. But as the bitcoin bubble swelled in late 2017, ICOs became synonymous with predation: get-rich-quick schemes that involved taking money from anyone who was willing, in return for worthless crypto tokens.Since…
The Problem With Cryptocurrency Custody

The Problem With Cryptocurrency Custody

Storing cryptocurrency keys offline—aka "cold storage"—is a primitive way to secure blockchain assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
The Ledger: China’s Bitcoin Ban, Crypto Endowments, Arbitrage bots

The Ledger: China’s Bitcoin Ban, Crypto Endowments, Arbitrage bots

China appears poised once again to clamp down on the cryptocurrency industry. But people should welcome, not fear, the proposal. The National Development Reform Commission, Chinas top economic planner, last week recommended eliminating the digital mining bus…
Blockchain investment still lags behind fintech despite record-breaking 2018

Blockchain investment still lags behind fintech despite record-breaking 2018

European blockchain technology companies had a record year in terms of VC investment in 2018, although overshadowed by funding going into financial technology (fintech) companies. According to Innovate Finance’s ‘2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape‘ report ,…
All you need to know about Bitcoin network nodes

All you need to know about Bitcoin network nodes

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. The Bitcoin BTC network is often touted as one of the most revolutionary forms of decentralized technology the wo…
Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain

Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain

Veratrak, a London-based startup that aims to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain, has picked up £1 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Force Over Mass, with participation from Seedcamp, Ascension Ventures, Blockchain Valley Ventures and TrueSight Ventures. A number of individual investors have also backed the young company. They include ex-head of Corporate…
A First for Everything: Canadian Court Certified a Bitcoin Expert

A First for Everything: Canadian Court Certified a Bitcoin Expert

CipherTrace, a blockchain security company, announced today that its CEO, Dave Jevans, has been certified by a Canadian criminal court as an expert witness. Jevans testified against Matthew Phan, a drug dealer convicted for trafficking in drugs and weapons on…
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