SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

On June 16, Jeff Garzik announced the Alpha release of SegWit2x. After all, miners who have signed the agreement started to signal for its activation, SegWit2x is nearly instantly backed by more than 75 percent of the hash rate. The activation of SegWit, it seems, is...
Dubai Announces Digital Blockchain Passport for ‘Borderless’ Airport

Dubai Announces Digital Blockchain Passport for ‘Borderless’ Airport

The Government of Dubai has announced its collaboration with UK-based blockchain startup ObjectTech to create digital passports for quick and efficient entry at the Dubai International Airport. Working closely with Dubai’s Immigration and Visas Department (GDRFA...
The Soaring Blockchain Talent Demand: Is There a “Link?”

The Soaring Blockchain Talent Demand: Is There a “Link?”

The blockchain job market is seeing spectacular gains. That is according to a report by the business networking site LinkedIn. These findings on the part of LinkedIn that were requested by the Financial Times showed that there were more than 1,000 blockchain related...
South Korea’s Largest Financial and Tech Institutions Join R3

South Korea’s Largest Financial and Tech Institutions Join R3

On May 30, LG, one of the largest electronics company in South Korea behind Samsung, officially announced its partnership with R3CEV as a part of a larger vision to target the South Korean fintech and finance industries with distributed ledger technology. Over the...
Digital Currency is Driving AMD Shares to Skyrocket

Digital Currency is Driving AMD Shares to Skyrocket

On June 6, AMD shares went up more than seven percent after the company revealed that its sales volume were skyrocketing mainly because of the direct influence of Digital Currencies, such as Litecoin. The stock was the top performer in the S&P 500 on the day. It...
Shadow Brokers’ Response Team Cancels its Crowdfunded Bid for NSA Exploit Tools

Shadow Brokers’ Response Team Cancels its Crowdfunded Bid for NSA Exploit Tools

On May 30, a group of cybersecurity researchers launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising $25,000 with which they were planning to pay a hacker group called the Shadow Brokers for hacking tools that were supposedly taken from the NSA. The effort raised...