• Trading Apple shares on your phone is not as simple as this graphic implies.
    Ethereum

    Tokenized securities put real-world assets in the blockchain

    Apple stock and ownership in the St. Regis Aspen resort are among the first tangible assets to be tokenized

    On Jan. 7, digital exchange DX.Exchange, based and regulated in Estonia, began offering investors the ability to trade digital tokens backed by shares in 10 NASDAQ-listed stocks, including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft. And in October, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo sold tokenized shares of the St. Regis Aspen Resort to SEC-accredited traders.

  • 51% ATTACK
    Ethereum

    Ethereum Classic hack nets thieves $1.1 million

    The 51% attack saw control of the cryptocurrency’s blockchain taken over by bad actors

    Ethereum Classic, the cryptocurrency created after the main Ethereum developers led by Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin split off in a June 2016 hard fork to reverse the theft of $55 million in coins, suffered another loss this week. On Jan. 5, a miner or group of miners managed to gain control of more than half of the Ethereum Classic mining power, or hashrate, in what is called a “51% attack.” This gave them the ability to double spend ETC coins—basically spending a newly created coin and then forking the ETC blockchain, allowing them to cancel the transaction and be able to spend that coin again. Called a deep chain reorganization,…

  • UNHCR
    Ethereum,  Technology

    United Nations turns to blockchain technology

    The international body casts a wide net in its experiments

    The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime is reportedly planning to partner with telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com to provide free basic medical services in East Africa, where Focus Economics says three of the 10 poorest countries in the world are located.

  • XRP & ETH
    Commentary,  Ethereum,  XRP

    XRP and ETH fight for second place a preview for bigger battle

    Bear market battle between XRP and ETH exposes strengths and vulnerabilities of each token

    Unfolding in the markets right now is a battle that has taken place several times over the past year: who will be listed at No. 2 in total market capitalization on the digital asset listing websites? Throughout most of 2018, the digital asset markets have been in a bear market tailspin. After hitting an all-time high of $1,538.13 for Ethereum’s ether and $3.92 for Ripple’s XRP (as reported by Live Coin Watch), the markets began falling just as fast as they went up. Looking back at the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, it is easy to see where investors were acting out of “fear of missing out”…