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The turbulent politics of Iran's crypto mining debacle
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The turbulent politics of Iran's crypto mining debacle

Iranian government claims the industry is putting strain on the national power grid, but figures suggest something different
1 Jul 2019
Microsoft and Salesforce join the Hyperledger project
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Microsoft and Salesforce join the Hyperledger project

The open source research initiative is welcoming eight large organisations to its ranks
19 Jun 2019
Facebook primes for cryptocurrency launch
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Facebook primes for cryptocurrency launch

Major financial backers and high-profile hires prelude the launch of a white paper next week
14 Jun 2019
Current enterprise blockchains 'obsolete' in 18 months
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Current enterprise blockchains 'obsolete' in 18 months

Market fragmentation and "unrealistic expectations" from blockchain tech set to force system replacement in some 18 months
3 Jun 2019
Salesforce launches blockchain platform for CRM
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Salesforce launches blockchain platform for CRM

Low-code tool will give customers the ability to build networks and share datasets with partners
31 May 2019
Hackers steal $41m of Bitcoin in Binance security breach
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Hackers steal $41m of Bitcoin in Binance security breach

‘Large scale’ incident also sees attackers compromise users' API keys and 2FA codes
8 May 2019
Grocers to use blockchain to track food by 2020
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Grocers to use blockchain to track food by 2020

Gartner estimates that some of the top global food retailers will be using the tech to create product visibility, quality and freshness
30 Apr 2019
JLR trialling crypto rewards for data sharing
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JLR trialling crypto rewards for data sharing

Britain's biggest car manufacturer is developing blockchain technology for the future of its connected cars
29 Apr 2019
Bitfinix allegedly covers up business fraud
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Bitfinix allegedly covers up business fraud

Bitfinix controls an exchange and Tether, a highly popular stablecoin at the heart of the allegations
26 Apr 2019
From 5G to blockchain, Epicor gives these bandwagons a miss
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From 5G to blockchain, Epicor gives these bandwagons a miss

Firm is unconvinced ERP customers will benefit from a wide range of emerging technologies just yet
23 Apr 2019
Coinbase Card will let people make payments via Bitcoin
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Coinbase Card will let people make payments via Bitcoin

The Visa-powered card will convert digital currencies into fiat currencies at point of purchase
11 Apr 2019
Head of Mt. Gox found guilty of data manipulation
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Head of Mt. Gox found guilty of data manipulation

But the ex-CEO is cleared of embezzlement after the platform lost 850,000 bitcoins prior to going bankrupt in 2014
15 Mar 2019
Should you still care about cryptocurrencies?
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Should you still care about cryptocurrencies?

The business case for Bitcoin never quite materialised, and chances are it never will
6 Mar 2019
Quadriga's cryptocurency mysteriously goes missing
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Quadriga's cryptocurency mysteriously goes missing

The deceased founder stored $145 million in cold wallets previously thought to be uncrackable, leaving the exchange with a crypto conundrum
6 Mar 2019
Facebook wants to bring cryptocurrencies to the mass market
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Facebook wants to bring cryptocurrencies to the mass market

Secret project reveals a 'Facebook Coin' could be released before the end of 2019
1 Mar 2019
JP Morgan will develop JPM Coin cryptocurrency
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JP Morgan will develop JPM Coin cryptocurrency

The new prototype token will be used to settle client payments quickly and securely
15 Feb 2019
Critical flaw delays major Ethereum upgrade
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Critical flaw delays major Ethereum upgrade

The Constantinople Upgrade has been delayed after developers became aware of the issue one day before it was scheduled
16 Jan 2019
HSBC uses blockchain to complete $250bn worth of trades
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HSBC uses blockchain to complete $250bn worth of trades

The London bank continues to lead the charge in a wide-scale adoption of the scarcely used technology
15 Jan 2019
The top IT business technologies in five charts
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The top IT business technologies in five charts

Discover what fellow IT professionals consider the most important technologies to be in driving their business forwards
8 Jan 2019
Coinbase halts trading of Ethereum Classic
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Coinbase halts trading of Ethereum Classic

A string of deep chain reorganisations led to over a million tokens double spent
8 Jan 2019
BitTorrent launches tokens users can trade for faster speeds
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BitTorrent launches tokens users can trade for faster speeds

Pivot to blockchain coincides with former CEO’s departure from parent company Tron six months after the $126m acquisition
4 Jan 2019
Facebook to enter crypto market with WhatsApp stablecoin
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Facebook to enter crypto market with WhatsApp stablecoin

The coin is being initially designed to take advantage of the booming remittances market in India
21 Dec 2018
Mastercard and Microsoft to create digital ID technology
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Mastercard and Microsoft to create digital ID technology

Although not much about the project was revealed, a Microsoft whitepaper dropped some big hints
4 Dec 2018
Hackers infiltrate StatCounter to steal Bitcoin from gate.io
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Hackers infiltrate StatCounter to steal Bitcoin from gate.io

“Supply-chain attack” saw more than 680,000 sites actively infected but the code only specified an address used by gate.io
8 Nov 2018