AT&T Introduces Suite of Enterprise Blockchain Solutions

AT&T has introduced a suite of blockchain solutions to allow enterprises in various industries to track and manage information more efficiently, the telecom giant announced on its website. The solutions include technology from Microsoft and IBM and can benefit users in industries ranging from manufacturing to retail and healthcare. The company noted it is combining its “edge to edge” capabilities with distributed ledger technology (DLT). AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provide monitoring and automation capabilities to various business processes. Manufacturing, Retail And Healthcare For manufacturing companies, AT&T’s blockchain solutions can…

$88.6 Million in Illicit Funds Funneled Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

A recent Wall Street Journal investigation has found that $88.6 million in ill-gotten funds have been funneled through 46 cryptocurrency exchanges, the WSJ reported September 28. $9 million of the suspect funds reportedly went through crypto exchange ShapeShift. ShapeShift is a Switzerland-based digital currency exchange that was formed in 2014 by Erik Voorhees. Unlike other trading platforms, ShapeShift allows users to anonymously trade Bitcoin (BTC), which police can track, but can not identify the individual behind the transaction. To conduct its investigation of crypto money laundering, WSJ reportedly developed a…

Europe Must Embrace Blockchain to Avoid “Cybercolonization”

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. On September 27, the EU Competitiveness Council met in Brussels to discuss how to support Europe’s digitization, particularly with regard to artificial intelligence — an area that has tremendous potential, but also faces extreme global competition. AI, of course, runs on data. The unfortunate reality is that U.S. tech companies control and exploit large amounts of European data, in turn monopolizing our digital economy. That’s why I, among 16 other…

Less Than 10 Percent of Chinese Middle Class Invests in Crypto, Study Shows

Less than 10 percent of the Chinese middle class are investing in cryptocurrencies after the government ban, according to a recent study cited by Technode Thursday, September 26. The report called “2018 White Paper on the New Middle Class” was prepared by Chinese financial writer and Professor of Shanghai Zhejiang University Wu Xiaobo. In the study, Wu deciphered the investment habits of members of the Chinese middle class. The newest edition marks the first time Bitcoin (BTC) or cryptocurrencies have appeared in the annual report. To get sufficient data for…

70% of Small-Cap Cryptocurrency Tokens Worth Less than ICO Raised

More than two-thirds of small-cap cryptocurrency tokens distributed through initial coin offerings (ICOs) are currently worth less than the startups that issued them raised through their crowdfunding sales, a newly-published report has found. Small-Cap ICO Tokens are Hemorrhaging Value According to the report, which was compiled by cryptocurrency research firm Diar, the 562 ICO tokens ranked outside of the 100 largest cryptocurrency market caps have collectively lost $5 billion in nominal value against what these sales raised for the funding teams, with 70 percent of individual tokens seeing losses. Remarkably,…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, Dash: Price Analysis, September 28

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Have Bitcoin and the top altcoins bottomed out? We have been maintaining for some time that Bitcoin and a few other cryptocurrencies are in the process of forming a bottom. Now, several experts are also saying that Bitcoin is likely to rally in…

BTC/USD Attempts for Triangle Resistance

Bitcoin on Friday added 7 percent gains to its prevailing near-term upside momentum as it broke through its interim bias conflict. The BTC/USD kickstarted the day backed by a strong but unusual uptrend from the previous day, which saw a $275-jump within a matter of 1-2 hours. The beginning of today’s Asian session simply saw the pair maintaining the bullish bias, while trending sideways. The price action showed that some traders were expecting BTC/USD to attempt a breakout above the triangle resistance. The pair formed its weekly high towards 6833-fiat, which…

Luxury Watchmaker Hublot Unveils New Model, Available for Bitcoin Only

Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot has unveiled its new watch Big Bang Blockchain in an official announcement September 19. The new model has been released to commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Bitcoin (BTC). As per Hublot’s release, the 210-piece limited edition can only be purchased with BTC. The number of units symbolises the fact that the number of bitcoins will never exceed 21 million. To promote and sell the model, Hublot has partnered with Octagon Strategy Limited (OSL) –  a major Asian digital asset brokerage which will help process…

Monero Dodges Yet Another Attack With Community’s Help

This week, the developers of Monero (XMR) patched a bug that could allow an attacker to ‘burn’ the funds of an organization’s wallet. The breach was initially revealed by a community member, and XMR developers were quick enough to fix it before any damage was done. Anonymity above all: How Monero works Simply put, Monero (XMR) is a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin (BTC), but with an additional focus on anonymity. It was established in 2014, when bitcointalk.org user thankful_for_today forked the codebase of Bytecoin into the name BitMonero. To establish the…

Japanese IT Giant GMO Launches Zcash Mining Software Client

Japanese internet services giant GMO Internet Inc. has launched a new mining software client designed for mining Zcash (ZEC) on graphic processing units (GPUs). GMO announced the new client, dubbed Cryptknocker, in a news release published September 28. Cryptknocker has reportedly been designed to enable users to mine cryptocurrencies that are based on the Equihash consensus algorithm using commonly-available GPU chips. Unlike more specialized Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), GPUs are widely used in many domestic computers. As previously reported, when Zcash’s developers unrolled Equihash – the mining algorithm Zcash, as…