BMW is piloting a blockchain platform to track mileage in leased vehicles through its startup innovation program. The effort is being carried out in partnership with blockchain startup DOVU - one of five startups to work with BMW Group UK as part of the company's Innovation Lab, first unveiled back in February. Specifically, DOVU developed a [...]
Goldman starting Bitcoin trading desk and Coinbase expecting double the trading volume in coming months
Goldman Sachs is preparing a Bitcoin trading desk. Goldman has concluded that Bitcoin is not a fraud and does not have the characteristics of a currency. But a number of clients wanted to hold it as a valuable commodity, similar to gold, given the limited quantity of Bitcoin that can ever be “mined” in a complex, [...]
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Coinlib.io is another cryptocurrency price tracking site. Coinmarketcap is the most popular cryptocurrency price tracking site. It is ranked at about the 120th most popular website online. Coinlib ranks about 40,000th currently. Coinlib currently tracks 3385 coins and tokens. Coinlib tracks 2731 cryptocurrencies and 654 tokens. Coinmarketcap tracks 1595 cryptocurrencies.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an introduction to blockchain, which underpins Bitcoin and other digital currencies. (59 pages) Blockchain definition A blockchain is essentially a decentralized ledger that maintains transaction records on many computers simultaneously. Once a group, or block, of records is entered into the ledger, the block’s information is [...]
Coinmarketcap lists over 1400 alternatives to Bitcoin. There are 42 cryptocurrencies with market capitalization over $1 billion as of Jan 13, 2018. Bitcoin’s block size is 1 Megabyte. This limits the number of transactions each block can hold. Bitcoin has a maximum of 7 transactions per second. Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Classic, and Bitcoin XT were each [...]