Tech-Averse Warren Buffett’s Company Wolfs $900 Million in AMZN StockBy CCN: By the end of Wednesday’s trading, Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway had a stake in Amazon’s stock worth $904 million, an SEC disclosure reveals. To get a sense of scale for how big Amazon.com is, the $900 million stake in Amazon’s stock only puts Berkshire
ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees Wants Whole World in Crypto’s Big TentBy CCN: With the bitcoin price trading above $8,000 once again, the mainstream financial media has once again taken an interest in cryptocurrencies. ShapeShift CEO and Founder Erik Voorhees was featured in an interview with Bloomberg where he confronted the bitcoin bubble debate and regulation.
Using the dApp iExec, EDF will test its simulating software GPUSPH, which is used to model fluids, to determine whether the simulator benefits from using the Ethereum blockchain.
Yep, you read that right. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong revealed the exchange often hires third-party firms to try to break into its systems to make sure security protocols are up to par.
Blockchain-based browser Opera will soon add support for Tron, meaning users will be able to access Tron’s dApps, with support for additional blockchains to roll out over the next 12 months.
Following its hack that saw 7,000 bitcoin stolen from the exchange’s hot wallet, Binance has opened trading, deposits, and withdrawals following a security upgrade to its network.
After a mid-January hack that lasted two weeks, New Zealand crypto exchange Cryptopia was unable to bring the business back following its significant losses. The exchange plans to suspend trading and has already appointed auditing firm Grant Thornton New Zealand to take over the liquidation process.
Microsoft’s Blockchain Obsession, Including ID Push, Is Good for BitcoinBy CCN: Does Microsoft consider blockchain to be the strongest technology in the world? Who knows, but they sure seem to recognize its growing mainstream status and view it as a potential moneymaker. The company recently announced that it would be building a decentralized identity (DID)
Coinbase Goes for Tether’s Throat, Catapults USD Coin Into 85 CountriesBy CCN: Given the widely publicized troubles faced by Tether (USDT), there is a massive opportunity for a competitor to wade into the stablecoin arena. It appears that Coinbase will be that adversary, as the crypto exchange is taking the opportunity to double down on
According to Chainlink CEO Sergey Nazarov, the decentralized oracle provider will launch on the Ethereum mainnet on May 30, with plans to deploy on additional networks that “hold value.”