Blockchain: News

Blockchain is a term thrown around loosely associated with cryptocurrencies. However, as the name suggests, a blockchain is a series of blocks of data that are interlinked and irreversibly recorded across a distributed computing network that operates just like torrents. These data blocks usually contain a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data. Since Each block contains data about the previous one, it is harder to corrupt such that I card since changing one block would mean that every subsequent block after that would have to be changed as well. The blockchain was invented by a person or probably a group of people under the pen name Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 to serve as a transaction ledger for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Interestingly, Bitcoin is the world’s first open-source, decentralized cryptocurrency. To this day, the identity of Nakamoto remains unknown. Like torrents, Blockchains usually use a peer-to-peer network so the ledger of transactions is distributed across multiple computers, thereby making it more tamper-resistant, secure, easily accessible, and transparent.

25 Apr 2024


Today's cryptocurrency prices: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polygon

Bitcoin has shed 4.15% over the last 24 hours, trading at $64,168.87. It is 3.96% higher than previous week.

20 Apr 2024


Bitcoin's 'halving' update successfully implemented, miners affected

The much-anticipated "halving" update to Bitcoin's software has been successfully implemented, dealing a blow to firms profiting from ensuring smooth, secure digital currency operations.

02 Apr 2024


China intensifies efforts to establish comprehensive blockchain network: Here's why

China is escalating its efforts to create a comprehensive blockchain network, despite maintaining a strict policy against cryptocurrencies.

Kickstarter's transformation: A covert $100 million investment for web3 pivot

In a surprising turn of events, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter received a $100 million investment offer in December 2021, to transition into a web3 company.

11 Oct 2023

Delhi Police

Hamas terrorist group's funding trail has Indian connection: Details here

The Delhi Police investigation into a 2019 case reportedly uncovered a surprising link between Palestinian terror group Hamas's funding and an Indian cryptocurrency heist.

11 Oct 2023

JP Morgan

JPMorgan Chase conducts its first blockchain collateral settlement for clients 

JPMorgan Chase & Co, a leading global bank, has achieved a major milestone by utilizing its newly launched Tokenized Collateral Network (TCN) to successfully conduct its first commercial application.

13 Sep 2023


Telegram's self-custodial crypto wallet is now available

Telegram has teamed up with the TON Foundation to introduce TON Space, a self-custodial cryptocurrency wallet for its approximately 800 million users.

10 Apr 2023


What is Ethereum's 'Shanghai' upgrade and its significance 

Ethereum's Shanghai upgrade is set to happen on April 12, 2023. This will be the protocol's first major upgrade since 'The Merge' in September 2022.

14 Oct 2022


Samsung announces Knox Matrix, a private blockchain security system

A good home needs proper security. As the home becomes advanced, so should the security.

25 May 2022


Adam Neumann's Flowcarbon raises $70mn through VC funding, token sales

WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is back with a new blockchain-based carbon credit company dubbed 'Flowcarbon.' The startup has now raised $70 million in a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz's crypto division.

15 Nov 2021


Here's what the Bitcoin Taproot upgrade changes for its stakeholders

One of the world's most renowned cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, has received its first upgrade in four years after the shareholders arrived at a consensus to proceed with it.

01 May 2021

Non-Fungible Tokens

Disaster Girl has sold her viral meme for $500,000

Although you might not remember Zoë Roth by her name, you would have probably seen her in the legendary meme that came to be known as "Disaster Girl".

28 Mar 2021

Non-Fungible Tokens

Million-dollar NFTs could disappear with time if they aren't maintained

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are all the rage these days with completely virtual entities such as Jack Dorsey's first tweet, the world's first virtual house, famous memes, and digital art being sold for millions of dollars online.

25 Mar 2021


World's first digital (virtual) house has been sold for $500,000

Not long after NFT or Non-Fungible Tokens took the art world by storm with the sale of a JPG file for $69 million, now someone has sold a virtual house for half a million dollars.

17 Mar 2021


#NewsBytesExplainer: How the Blockchain technology is shaping the future

The term "Blockchain" is thrown around with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin quite often. Blockchain is a type of database, which is essentially an organized collection of information that can be accessed and manipulated simultaneously by multiple users.

07 Mar 2021


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is auctioning off the first-ever tweet

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has put up his first-ever tweet for sale as a non-fungible token (NFT). The tweet reads "just setting up my twttr" and was posted on March 22, 2006.

25 Feb 2021


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13 Jan 2021


CashPay: Bringing the world of blockchain closer to the consumer

The world of online commerce is improving every single day for better customer experience and smooth transactions.

13 May 2020


Telegram shutters its cryptocurrency project: Here's why

Telegram, one of the biggest messaging platforms in the world, has decided to shutter its blockchain and cryptocurrency project - the Telegram Open Network (TON).

30 Apr 2020


Soon, HTC's blockchain phone will let you mine cryptocurrency

HTC's Exodus line of smartphones, aimed at cryptocurrency users, is set to get the ability to mine digital coins.

Supreme Court allows cryptocurrency trading, quashes RBI's ban

In a major development, the Supreme Court of India has allowed cryptocurrency trading in the country.

29 Jan 2019


Two hacker groups stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency: Details here

If you think cryptocurrency hacks are not that common, think again!

14 Dec 2018


Patent suggests Samsung could be working on a blockchain smartphone

Samsung, one of the world's biggest electronics company, could be working on a blockchain-based smartphone.

04 Sep 2018


Japan tests its first blockchain-based voting system

We've all heard enough about the potential of blockchain technology, and now, Japan has deployed a blockchain-based voting system.

27 Aug 2018


Tech Mahindra, Microsoft to use blockchain technology against spam calls

In a bid to crack down on spam marketing calls and SMSes, Tech Mahindra, on Monday, announced a partnership with Microsoft that will use blockchain technology to fight the spam call menace.

20 Aug 2018


Pornhub wants to pay cryptocurrency to users for watching porn

The adult entertainment industry has long been an early technology adopter. And now, Pornhub subsidiary Tube8 is looking to reward porn-watching with cryptocurrency.

13 Jul 2018


Sirin Labs' Finney: World's first blockchain smartphone launching this November

Finney, the world's first blockchain-powered smartphone, will reportedly launch in select markets in November this year.

19 Jun 2018


BitTorrent is being sold for $140mn to blockchain start-up Tron

BitTorrent, one of the most recognizable brands in the world, is reportedly being bought by blockchain-based start-up Tron for a whopping $140mn, according to TechCrunch.

12 May 2018


Sirin Labs unveils Finney, the world's first blockchain smartphone

Switzerland-based Sirin Labs has introduced the world's first blockchain smartphone.

12 May 2018


Facebook might launch its own cryptocurrency in the future

According to reports, Facebook is contemplating creating its own cryptocurrency.

02 Apr 2018


Telegram raises $1.7 billion from two pre-ICO sales

Secure messaging app Telegram has raised a total of $1.7 billion from two pre-sales prior to an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for creating its own Blockchain platform "Telegram Open Network" (TON) and native cryptocurrency "Gram."

22 Mar 2018


Bitcoin will be world's only currency in 10yrs: Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said in an interview that bitcoin will become the world's "single currency" within the next 10 years.

01 Feb 2018


#DecodingBudget: Announcements for Digital India made by FinMin Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented the much-awaited Budget for 2018-19. While it's largely focused on agriculture, rural development, and healthcare, Jaitley also made key announcements for Digital India, giving a push to usage and development of technology.

12 Jan 2018

Sexual Harassment

This app lets users enter legal contracts for consensual sex

Dutch company LegalThings has created a new app called LegalFling that formulates legally binding contracts for consensual sex.

20 Nov 2017


SBI to integrate "Blockchain" for Smart Contracts, KYC next month

State Bank of India has announced that it would soon start using "Blockchain Technology" for its products.

07 Sep 2017


Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain enters India via Unocoin tie-up

New York-based Bitcoin wallet provider and software developer Blockchain will now enter the Indian market via a strategic partnership with Bengaluru-based crypto-currency exchange Unocoin.

05 Jun 2017


Litecoin can be your first cryptocurrency investment

While cashless transactions via mediums like Paytm and MobiKwik are quite popular now, the acceptance of digital currencies or cryptocurrencies is also on a rise; some parts of the world will now even accept them instead of cash.