Fiat money targets obsolescence by design : btc

Central Banks control national currencies. Everywhere around the world they justify their existence by promising “price stability.” Their main tool is manipulation of interest rates, a tool they use to reach an arbitrary inflation target, usually around 2%. Think about what that means for a second. They aim for price stability by deliberately devaluating your […]

How to Raise Money on a Blockchain with a Token – The Coinbase Blog

We’ve now seen several multi-million dollar crowdfundings done on a blockchain. Projects are raising money through the token model: selling the native token needed to use their corresponding networks (Ethereum’s ether, Augur’s Rep, IPFS’ Filecoin, and others). What is the token model? For the basics on how this token model works and why it’s powerful, you […]

Augur Price Scales the Charts as Mainnet Launch Looms

The augur price embarked on a double-digit percentage rally on Thursday as the project gears up for its mainnet launch in early July. Augur Price Posts Double-Digit Rally It was another day of sideways trading for the cryptocurrency markets, with the ecosystem’s total market cap adding about $400 million over the past 24 hours. Nevertheless,The […]

Coinbase is coming to Portland – The Coinbase Blog

As part of our plans to continue expanding and grow, Coinbase is opening its newest office in Portland, Oregon. We explored a variety of different U.S. cities, and we were inspired by Portland’s incredibly talented, innovative open-source and blockchain communities. We also appreciate the city’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for all, as it mirrors […]

Mastercard Wins Patent for Anonymous Blockchain Transactions

Financial services giant Mastercard was awarded several new blockchain patents this week, continuing its trend of embracing distributing ledger research even as it expresses open hostility to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, one particular patent is raising eyebrows. The patent, awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, outlines a system thatThe […]