Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize Healthcare

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. Healthcare in developing parts of the world has remained below standard over a long period of time. The reasons for this can be related to system weaknesses in terms of leadership, governance, workforce, technology, finance among others. Traditional implementations in attempt to achieve lasting solutions to these problems have left the people going round in circles with most nations depending on international aides. Perhaps the lack of motivation by healthcare beneficiaries who usually go through rigorous processes also plays…

16 Arrested in Monero Cryptojacking Case, Local Media Report

Japanese prosecutors from 10 prefectures have arrested 16 individuals suspected of involvement in an ongoing criminal case of cryptojacking, local news outlet The Asahi Shimbun reports June 15. Cryptojacking is the practice of using unsuspecting users’ processing power in order to mine cryptocurrency for the attacker. According to the report by Asahi Shimbun, the arrested individuals are suspected of installing malware on victims’ computers in order to mine cryptocurrency in an unauthorized manner. The suspects were allegedly running their own websites to spread the crypto mining malware, including the Coinhive…

What is Going On With the Crypto Markets, Experts Share Opinions

This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. This week has not been too bright for the price of Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies, as the markets turned red. The price of Bitcoin started falling from around $7,600 to a low of just over $6,500 at press time. Although this fall is not as dramatic as some others in the history of the volatile cryptocurrency, the general sentiment around the market has…

Crypto Markets See Mix of Red and Green, Top 10 Coins in Slight Decline

Saturday, June 16: after a slight rebound Thursday, crypto markets are experiencing a similarly slight decline, with all of the top ten coins by market cap down by one to three percent in 24 hours to press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down about half a percent over the 24 hour period, trading at $6,530 at press time. The cryptocurrency has seen significant fluctuation this week, coming down from $7,623 June 10 to as low as $6,267 on June 13. Today, the coin has retraced some of…

German Cocktail Bar Chain Announces Blockchain Rewards Program

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. German cocktail bar Sausalitos which has 4 million yearly visitors, 41 restaurants, and 900 employees establishments throughout Germany is rolling out a loyalty reward program with a blockchain-based cryptocurrency. The ERC20 compliant Sausalitos Coin will be offered through the infrastructure of Sausalitos’ new partner qiibee, a plug and play solution for loyalty rewards on the Ethereum network. Customers who download the app will receive the store cryptocurrency with every purchase by scanning a QR code, and can then exchange…

Naples Mayor Talks About City’s Focus Group to Promote Blockchain and Possible Municipal ICO

A working group devoted to blockchain on the initiative of institutions, hundreds of volunteers from all over the world, a big and efficient plan for the future – it’s happening in Naples, the capital of the Italian region of Campania in the south of the country. The city, through a recent press release, announced the creation of a special “focus group,” whose purpose is to “develop and eventually implement objectives related to blockchain technology”. In response, hundreds of scholars, experts, professionals and enthusiasts signed up as volunteers to participate in…

AdBlock Plus Jumps Aboard the Blockchain to Spot Fake News

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. The popular ad blocker launched a new product called TrustedNews which tells the user if the news they’re reading are trustworthy or fake. TrustedNews is the new Chrome extension from AdBlock Plus which spots fake news for users as they navigate the web. At the moment, it’s only available for Chrome users, but you can expect the extension to join other browsers in the future. The company hopes to evolve its system to integrate blockchain technology and user feedback.…

EOS Mainnet Experiences ‘Freeze’ Two Days After Launch

Less than 48 hours after going live, the EOS Mainnet has “paused,” according to multiple reports on Twitter and a Steemit post by the top 21 EOS block producers (BPs), June 16. While the BPs and “many standby nodes” scramble “to identify and fix the issue,” transactions appear to be ”frozen” on the EOS Mainnet. The cause of the freeze in transactions is still unclear, with the EOS Mainnet Status Update on Steemit claiming to be addressing the issue. EOSUK, one of EOS’ BP candidates, reports that the EOS network…

Bitcoin Price Trend in 2018 is Nearly Identical to Previous Movements

Some cryptocurrency community members believe that a piece of historical technical analysis indicates that Bitcoin’s price could be headed upwards real soon. Historical Technical Analysis Methods: Wyckoff Method According to a post put together by Reddit user, “CryptoPorto,” Bitcoin’s price could be mirroring the hypothetical chart of a strong price reversal. The chart which the Reddit user used (shown below) was derived from Richard Wyckoff’s teachings, from the early 1900s. As you can see, the two charts below look eerily similar, almost identical in-fact, with Bitcoin’s current price action following…

Italian Authorities Seize Bitcoin From BitGrail Wallets Following Court Order

Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail has announced that bitcoins (BTC) stored in the firm’s wallets have been seized by Italian authorities, according to official announcement published June 15. The statement says that authorities removed the funds from the exchange’s wallets following a court order by the Tribunal of Florence on June 5, but did not mention the current worth of the seized assets: “On June 5, 2018, pursuant to the Tribunal of Florence orders, the bitcoins contained in the company’s wallets were seized and brought under control of the judicial authorities…