Blockchain News

Blockchains are the critical infrastructure underlying cryptocurrencies. The common feature of these distributed ledgers is the sequential updating of a cryptographically secure, verifiable transaction record among a network of peers all operating under a certain set of rules enforced through the software itself. This record is owned and operated in common by anyone anywhere. 

While research in shared ledger technology goes back decades, the arrival of the Bitcoin blockchain introduced the first distributed ledger technology that was thoroughly decentralized and resistant to censorship, seizure and collusion. 

Blockchain technology, in its various manifestations including the Ethereum blockchain and others, is ultimately a global consensus system — i.e., it allows people to coordinate and cooperate around a neutral source of information without trusting each other or a central administrator. The use cases are wide-ranging, from finance and energy trading to supply chain management. 

At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the evolving blockchain industry. Is it revolutionary or overhyped? Or both? Will it become the solution to securing trust in finance and global trade? What will be the rate of blockchain transactions in the coming years?

Stay tuned to find out.

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A blockchain-focused startup is reinventing binary options with a peer-to-peer approach that ensures users no longer have to bet against brokers.
Blockchain startup offers binary options that deliver fairer terms to users
Connor Sephton
2021-04-22T19:19:37+01:00
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Dogecoin posting over 14,000% gains in a year could be a sign of the rise of retail investors in the crypto market, but will the price go up even further?
DOGE out of control? Social media and whales sway Dogecoin price action
Anirudh Tiwari
2021-04-22T14:32:04+01:00
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Coinbase averted the delisting of its shares from the German stock exchange after submitting legal documents that had originally been neglected in error.
Coinbase delisting averted as German stock exchange resumes trading
Greg Thomson
2021-04-22T13:58:37+01:00
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New digital dispute rules could keep smart contract disagreements out of the courts with the help of an independent arbitration tribunal.
New digital dispute rules aim to keep crypto disagreements out of court
Greg Thomson
2021-04-22T13:00:29+01:00
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A mob-themed NFT collection has launched, but recent data suggests the nonfungible token market may already have peaked.
NFTs and the mob: When gangsters enter, is it time to leave?
Greg Thomson
2021-04-22T09:07:00+01:00
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While the agricultural sector is among the industries standing to benefit the most from blockchain tech, poor access to infrastructure has been holding the indu...
Poor infrastructure stops farmers from taking advantage of blockchain
Samuel Haig
2021-04-22T05:42:48+01:00
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Hit Trump where it hurts by buying his Tweets to help out charities, a new scheme to enable NFT purchasers to offset carbon emissions, and get yourself a piece ...
Nifty News: NFTs for Trump-haters, carbon offsets, fractionalized CryptoPunks and more
Andrew Fenton
2021-04-22T04:28:42+01:00
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Altcoin Watch
Solana price is pushing toward new highs as an increasing number of DApps, DeFi projects and stablecoins build platforms on the network.
Solana (SOL) hits new highs as DApps, DeFi and stablecoins join the network
Jordan Finneseth
2021-04-22T00:00:00+01:00
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