Christie’s Records $318 Million Art Sale on a Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A new milestone in blockchain adoption has been set with the successful recording of a record-breaking art sale on a blockchain. On November 13, the Barney A. Ebsworth Collection sale at the famous Christie’s auction house in New York raised a total of $317,801,250, in the process becoming the most valuable art auction to ever to be recorded on a blockchain. In a press release about the auction, Christie’s revealed that the auction was handled in partnership with art-focused technology provider Artory, using its permissioned blockchain to…

Thailand’s Main Opposition Party Holds Primary Election on Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Thailand’s Democrat Party, the country’s main opposition party has become the first major political party in the world to carry out primary elections entirely on a blockchain. Using a live e-voting system powered by the Zcoin blockchain, the party successfully conducted its primaries which involved more than 120,000 voters between November 1 and November 9. In an election of many firsts, it also marked the first time that a major Thai political party selected its leader using input from the generality of party members ahead of the…

Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’

“Can we stop talking about my bad brother?” That’s how Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain group, describes the conversations she often has these days with executives and board members of client companies. Pawczuk’s team is squarely focused on helping decades-old, global enterprises figure out how to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to transform their paper-based business processes for a digital age. But recently, she said, these clients have been asking about the wilder side of blockchain they’ve read about in the news: the initial coin…

Institutionalization of Litecoin, Atomic Swaps, Lightning Network Positive for Bulls

Latest Litecoin News Its one-step at a time and Litecoin pace is slow but steady. Even as prices drop to record lows printing at a time when Tushar Jain took to twitter thrashing Litecoin, the Founding Director of the Litecoin foundation and the owner of Litecoin.com has a different view of what the seventh most valuable coin represents. For one he really thinks Litecoin is a unique ecosystem, an independent network that has no business competing with Bitcoin but rather complement it. Regardless of low volumes, millions are still moved…

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: Sell Rallies In BTC/USD Near $5,880

Key Points Bitcoin price declined heavily and traded close to the $5,200 support level against the US Dollar. There is a short term consolidation pattern formed with resistance at $5,550 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could correct higher towards $5,750 or $5,880, but upsides are likely to be contained. Bitcoin price settled below key supports against the US Dollar. BTC/USD may recover in the short term, but sellers remain in control around $5,880. Bitcoin Price Analysis This past week, we saw…

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH/USD Facing Uphill Task Near $194

Key Highlights ETH price is forming a decent support above the $165 level against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $193 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair may slowly correct higher towards the $188, $192 and $194 resistance levels. Ethereum price is trading in a range versus the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD could trade higher towards the $192-194 resistance area in the near term. Ethereum Price Analysis This past week, we saw a major…

CNBC Host Recommend Buying Ripple

Latest Ripple News Like in any war, victims are usually the vulnerable. In the crypto space, the hash war between different factions within Bitcoin cash network saw ordinary investors’ record massive losses in several hours of madness. Surprisingly, in the midst of double digit losses in Bitcoin and most altcoins, XRP registered minor losses, rapidly recovering and closing three percent lower in the last week. All out war! Hash rate now same and SV almost same number of blocks. Both sides burning cash.. this could be a seriously expensive battle…

ECB Official Says Bitcoin a Clever Idea as Prices Steady

Latest Bitcoin News While speaking at the Economics of Payments IX to mark a decade after the fall of the Lehman Brothers—an investment bank and a casualty of the Great Financial Crisis, Benoît Cœuré, the European Central Bank executive board member and the chair of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Bank for International Settlements has acknowledged that Bitcoin is a clever idea as part of his speech covering the rising awareness of cryptocurrencies and potential application of blockchain technology through which many other applications as cryptocurrencies…