Bitcoin ATMs 101

Bitcoin ATMs and vending kiosks provide an efficient and secure way for people to buy and sell bitcoins without having to use bitcoin exchanges, which face threats such as hacking and fraud.

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SegWit2x fork halted; bitcoin value skyrockets

The proposed SegWit2X solution to the bitcoin block size issue was recently called off by its creators. In the aftermath, bitcoin's value skyrocketed from $5,000 to more than $7,000.

Bitcoin Gold aims to break up a mining monopoly

Bitcoin Gold is joining the ranks of hard forks in the bitcoin blockchain. It aims to take power away from centralized miners, but experts are divided on whether its impact will be positive or negative.

Signal or noise?: Deciphering the value of cryptocurrencies

Understanding the potential of blockchain and decentralized applications begins with asking the right questions about what they're for and what gives them value.

Blockchain's authentication dilemma

Large corporations such as IBM and Walmart are developing blockchain solutions that solve many issues with fraud. But, the blockchain is not a perfect tool, and without multifactor authentication, it is vulnerable to attacks.

The wild world of ICOs

Authors of 'Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond,' a new book from McGraw-Hill, outline a program of best practices for structuring and timing an ICO — and avoiding a run-in with the SEC.

A tale of Trump and blockchain tech

The Trump administration has expressed interest in using blockchain technology. Could this signal upcoming developments in blockchain regulation and government use?

Blockchain for banking: Big opportunity or big hype?

The banking industry has always tended to be conservative and extremely cautious with any kind of experimentation. This is certainly true with blockchain. But it's also true that banks realize the technology does have applicability, and cannot be ignored .

Why retailers should be sold on blockchain

Retail is one of the interesting areas where different uses of blockchain could improve speed to market and enable more efficient business practices.

Bitcoin cash: Where's it going?

Bitcoin Cash has emerged as a new contender for the solution to the block size scaling crisis. But will it succeed in its goal of replacing bitcoin?

What are the most promising proof of concept projects?

There are countless proof-of-concept projects competing for investors' money and resources. Some will stand the test of time, but others will prove to be overhyped and underwhelming when it comes to market acceptance and performance. We asked experts for their thoughts on which blockchain projects currently look most promising.

Blockchain and artificial intelligence

A rarely discussed aspect of disruptive technologies is how few of them can be used in combination to deliver greater business value. Blockchain and AI are two disruptive technologies that could accomplish infinitely more together than either alone.

SEC ruling part 2: The bigger picture

Last week, several attorneys offered their perspectives on the SEC ruling that tokens are securities and, as such, their sale is subject to SEC regulations. This week, our legal experts look at the larger questions raised — about the future of blockchain regulation, and whether the rules regarding token sales need clarification.

Attorneys offer perspective on SEC ruling

The DAO recently got into hot water for holding a token sale that failed to comply with SEC regulations. Blockchain Tech News got in touch with three lawyers to get their perspective on what happened and how it can be avoided in the future.

Security: The secret sauce in a blockchain-based economy

As governments and businesses move more activities online, blockchain can give senior officials a clear and accurate understanding of transactions that involve many people and departments.

Is fintech a worthy partner?

Fintech isn't just the new kid on the block anymore; it's got some serious dough behind it. But does it mean that fintech companies are the future?

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The block chain is the decentralized, constantly updated public ledger that details the history of all transactions on a network since that network's inception. 

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