Rootstock Raises $1M to Develop Smart Contracts to Bitcoin Blockchain

By raising $1 million in seed funding, blockchain startup RSK Labs will develop Rootstock, a smart contracts platform that will be deployed as a sidechain on the bitcoin blockchain. In a funding round led by bitcoin mining hardware company Bitmain Technology, RSK Labs has raised $1 million in a successful initial seeding round to develop … Read more

Dutch Central Bank to Create Prototype Blockchain-Based Currency

The Dutch central bank has committed to developing an internal blockchain prototype dubbed “DNBCoin”, according to a recent publication. Buried in the latest annual report from the De Nederlandsche Bank, published on 16th March, is a tiny item detailing the experiment. Elsewhere in the report, DNB posits that blockchain tech could improve its business – a … Read more

A roundtable hosted by CIGI in Toronto

A roundtable hosted by CIGI in Toronto, called “Regulating Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Innovation”, featured individuals from industry, government and academia. Addison Cameron-Huff, a technology lawyer, recently blogged his thoughts about that panel. There are very important questions he feels people must ask themselves before knowing fully the right … Read more

Bitcoin трейдеры утверждают, что они были в черном списке крупных банков Австралии.

Десятки Австралийский Bitcoin трейдеров обвиняют крупнейшие банки страны в отказе иметь с ними дело, для того чтобы исключить торговлю криптовалютой. По словам главы австралийской Ассоциации торговли электронной валютой Рона Такера, никаких официальных разъяснений по поводу отказа в предоставлении компаниям банковских услуг не поступало. Все, чего удалось добиться от банкиров — это общие фразы по поводу рисков и особенностей … Read more