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Blockchain To Ensure ‘Ethical Provenance of Gold’, Protect Miners Health

The global luxury jewelry industry and the mining industry are exploring blockchain technology to improve efficiency, tracking of materials, and enhancing transparency. Most importantly, the aim of using blockchain technology includes protecting miners’ health and the environment. NYT: “Blockchain ..

Bitcoin Price Diary: 6 Altcoins That Are Currently Making Me Avoid BTC

Market Analysis Since publishing the last trading journal two weeks ago, I have made a number of altcoin trades but not a single Bitcoin (BTC) trade other than closing my long from $6,900 in segments between $7,550 and $7,700. Currently, I am trading Matic Network (MATIC), WePower (WPR), Zilliqa (..

Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS for Centralization

The Weiss Crypto Ratings chart saw EOS slide down the ranks. Weiss downgraded the project, pointing centralization as the chief reason. Weiss Moved EOS Down Straight to C- Weiss Ratings downgraded EOS from B to C-, despite the favorable estimations in the past. The chief reason was the influence of..

Bitcoin On-Chain Momentum Is Crossing Bullish: Willy Woo

The past month has been a pretty challenging time for bitcoin HODLers, and cryptocurrency in general. There has been precious little to celebrate, save for the fact that prices could easily have gone lower still. So isn’t it about time we had some positive news? Luckily, who should pop up at just t..

Ethereum Istanbul Update: Less Than 4 Hours Left, What’s Happening

The long-awaited Ethereum Istanbul hard fork will take place at around 12 AM GMT on December 8. Once again, most ETH nodes are waiting until the last moment to upgrade. Ethereum Nodes Wait to Upgrade Until Last Moment Based on Ethernodes, the percentage of nodes that had not upgraded with the Istan..

T-Minus 1,000 Blocks Until Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork

News As of press time, Ethereum has passed block #9068000, putting it within 1000 blocks of the scheduled Istanbul hard fork, which should take place at around 23:30 UTC. The much-anticipated shift to Istanbul will be the Ethereum network’s first hard fork since February’s Constantinople. Both are..