MOL Joins Consortium on Use of Blockchain Technology

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced its decision to participate in the “Consortium to develop trade data sharing platform utilizing blockchain technology,” in which NTT DATA Corporation works as the administrative workplace. Read More

Litecoin Rate Rises to New Record High

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Get Trading Suggestions and Check out Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 monthly. Litecoin cost jumped 15.61 indicate hit $58.70 today, providing it a market capitalization above $3 billion. Litecoin’s surge led all the leading 12 cryptos today, none which reached double digits in the 24-hour period. Number 13 ranked Lisk, with a […] The post Litecoin Rate Surges to New Record High appeared initially on The Bitcoin News – Leading Bitcoin and Crypto News since 2012. Read More

BTCC CEO Lee Pegs Bitcoin Price Between $5,000 and $11,000 by 2020

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Bobby Lee, BTCC’s co-founder and CEO recently tweeted a bitcoin price prediction, which is between $5,000 and $11,000 by 2020, after the block reward halving. The entrepreneur, who regularly makes predictions, also stated the daily inflow would scale accordingly – from the current $2 million a day level, up to $5-$10 million a day. #Bitcoin price target in 2020; after block halving: USD $5k-$11k Assuming $5-$10 million daily flow into #BTC by then. (Today: $2m daily in) — Bobby Lee (@bobbyclee) February 26, 2017 // Get exclusive analysis of bitcoin and learn from our tutorials. Join Hacked.com for just $39 now. // Bobby Lee also reminded his 5,600 Twitter followers his “medium-term” price target for bitcoin is of, well, $5,600. There was, however, no mention of how long it will take bitcoin to reach that value. Later on, Lee also said that a $5-$10 million daily inflow isn’t a lot. He compared it to gold’s inflow of $340 million a day. The CEO’s enthusiastic bitcoin price prediction comes after BTCC, one of China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges,suspended bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals until March 15, in order to introduce new security requirements and comply with requests from the People’s Bank of China …

Top US Banks That Experiment With Blockchain To Release Money Transfer App in 2017

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Zelle, a money transfer app that is built on a bank-owned payments network to compete with PayPal, Venmo and Square Cash, will be released next year. The app’s network connects 19 U.S. financial firms including the country’s biggest banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., and Citi. It will enable users to send money via their phones to recipients who will gain access to the funds immediately. Cyber attacks The announcement comes few days after cyber attacks, which occurred on the Internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders, disrupted PayPal, Twitter, Spotify, some businesses hosted by Amazon Inc and other sites. They are all customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. PayPal said it experienced some service disruptions due to the cyber attack which prevented some of its customers from being able to pay with PayPal in certain regions, though PayPal was not attacked directly. Early Warning The new Zelle person-to-person payment service is expected to rival Venmo, a payments app run by PayPal Holdings Inc. which has become popular with young adults making payments to one another for shared …

Where Will a Dead Man’s Bitcoins Go?

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It is a thin line between the adequate security of personal wealth within the crypto world and an eventual inability to transfer such wealth to heirs or other beneficiaries when the need arises. The transfer of ownership of Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies from its original owner to heirs in the case of eventuality is a matter that hasn’t been properly defined within the crypto environment. Who really owns the Bitcoins? For security reasons, access to individual wallets have been designed in such a way that only one individual is legally allowed access to specific wallets. Any person who shares the details of their login, or details of how to access their wallet does so at their own risk. “You can only possess Bitcoins if you possess the corresponding private keys.” Says Michael Vogel, CEO at Netcoins. As the security design within the crypto ecosystem has focused on the protection of the wealth of crypto users, there lies the risk of losing one’s valuables in the case of eventualities such as death and incapacitation. Online wallets are hosted on decentralized platforms. In other words, these platforms are not owned or controlled by any specific individuals or group per se. Therefore, when there …