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Harvard Geneticist Launches DNA-Fueled Blockchain Startup

The post Harvard Geneticist Launches DNA-Fueled Blockchain Startup appeared first on CCN Nebula Genomics will have its own coin and go head to head with Ancestry.com and Google-backed 23andMe. George Church, a professor at Harvard and MIT, is taking a different tack than his genetics testing rivals. He’s developed a token-fueled system on the blockchain… Read More »

Russian Engineers Caught Using State Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin

The post Russian Engineers Caught Using State Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin appeared first on CCN Employees of the Russian Nuclear Center in Sarov have been caught using the facility’s supercomputer to mine Bitcoin. The two engineers managed to connect the offline machine to the internet, applying its’ vast computational power to the Bitcoin network. However,… Read More »

‘Zap’: Developers Release Lightning Network Beta Wallet

The post ‘Zap’: Developers Release Lightning Network Beta Wallet appeared first on CCN Developer Jack Mallers has announced that Lightning Network wallet Zap is ready for testnet use with its Beta release on Monday. The project has been open-source since its inception, but the release of Zap aims to make transacting on the Lightning Network… Read More »

A Crown Prince Looks at Cryptocurrency to Restore Family’s Wealth

The post A Crown Prince Looks at Cryptocurrency to Restore Family’s Wealth appeared first on CCN Bitcoin is still king, at least in Liechtenstein. Crown Prince Alois of German-speaking Central European landlocked microstate Liechtenstein told CNBC that the family, of which his father the Prince Hans Adam II technically remains in power but with whom for all intents and… Read More »

BitFury Launches Blockchain Investigation Tool to Fight Bitcoin Crime

The post BitFury Launches Blockchain Investigation Tool to Fight Bitcoin Crime appeared first on CCN Bitfury, a well-known industry group which started in 2011 as a Bitcoin mining company and has since grown into a multinational blockchain research group, has moved into the law enforcement space with the release of its new tool Crystal. The… Read More »

Is Starbucks having an ICO?

The post Is Starbucks having an ICO? appeared first on CCN Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz raised a few eyebrows when he brought up cryptocurrency during a conference call discussing the company’s latest quarterly earnings. The former CEO told listeners he believes that widely-accepted digital currencies will arrive within the next few years. Schultz also… Read More »

Bitcoin.org Removes Mention of ‘Fast Transactions’ and ‘Low Fees’

The post Bitcoin.org Removes Mention of ‘Fast Transactions’ and ‘Low Fees’ appeared first on CCN Bitcoin.org has removed the phrase ‘low transaction fees’ from its homepage. They’ve also made a slight change to how they refer to the speed of transactions, no longer calling them fast: While the website has evolved over the last couple… Read More »

Cryptocurrency-Based Stocks Fall Amid Market Downturn

The post Cryptocurrency-Based Stocks Fall Amid Market Downturn appeared first on CCN The once celebrated stocks of companies with bitcoin or blockchain exposure are falling alongside the top coins today. Corporate America has been looking to the blockchain and cryptocurrencies as a way to resonate with investors, a strategy that while profitable during the best… Read More »