The well-known cryptocurrency BitCoin was the first
digital currency. The underlying technology that enables this currency is called blockchain.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has denied a request to list what would have been the first US exchange-traded fund (ETF) built to track Bitcoin, the
From investment funds to wealthy individuals and even a Las Vegas strip club, the Bitcoin ETF is generating a lot of buzz for a financial product. The surge in interest in the
is driving upbeat outlooks from several gauges of investor sentiment on the proposed fund.
The technology, which powers the
Bitcoin, enables data sharing across a network of individual computers. It has gained worldwide popularity due to its usefulness in recording and keeping track of assets or transactions across all industries.
The leading attacks on enterprises are cyber extortions, the report says. Cyber criminals implement ransomware that encrypts data on a victim's system.
Blockchain, which originates from
bitcoin, works as an electronic transaction processing and record keeping system that allows all parties to track information through a secure network, with no need for third-party verification..
Blockchain, which originates from
Bitcoin, works as an electronic transaction processing and record-keeping system that allows all parties to track information through a secure network, with no need for third-party verification..
Cape Town-based NGO has created 'Zlto', a
that aims to reward community members, especially youth, for good work done..
Originally used to underpin
Bitcoin, blockchain is a distributed record of transactions, or other data, maintained by a network of computers on the Internet without the need for approval from a central authority..
 Brave New Coin:
digital currency Insights "A Gentle Introduction to Blockchain Technology" (2016).
A wave of anti-establishment sentiment sweeping the Western world is likely to help push blockchain – the technology that gave birth to the renegade
bitcoin – out of cyberspace and into the real world in 2017..
Kuhnel expects executives from financial institutions, the insurance industry, as well as those in software development and enterprise development to attend. Legal firms and consultancies are also expected to benefit, as will blockchain and
drops 20% as China's yuan rises sharply: further evidence of an intriguing inverse relationship between the pair..
The total value of all bitcoins in circulation hit a record high above $14 billion on Thursday, as the web-based
jumped 5% on the day to its highest levels in three years - after more than doubling in price this year..
has climbed around 80% so far this year..
"The simple fact is this - to get to a blockchain standard across the other banks and SA Reserve Bank - we have to have some collaboration. Once we've got that collaboration and open standard around
digital currency in SA, then you can start to differentiate, innovate and compete on products and services that offer new ways of making payments.
eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) announced today that it has partnered with Banque Régionale de Marchés (BRM) to provide a
digital currency in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)..
The transaction is not the first involving the decentralised database, used since 2009 for the
Bitcoin. But it is a milestone for the traditional banking industry which at first shied away from the technology, partly because it makes money flows harder for law enforcement agencies to track.
Blockchain originates from
The original blockchain underpinning
bitcoin is kept secure by data being shared across a global network of computers, which are incentivised by competing to win new bitcoins in a system known as "mining"..