Microsoft and Ethereum Foundation Swell the Hyperledger Ranks Amid Growing Cross-Industry Blockchain Collaboration

United States tech giant Microsoft and the Ethereum Foundation are among the latest companies to join the ranks of the Hyperledger greenhouse hosted by the Linux Foundation. Many notable names in the tech and wider business fields today are developing enterprise-grade solutions based on the expanding set of tools built on Hyperledger. These institutional blockchain projects cut across both financial and nonfinancial distributed ledger technology (DLT) utilization. Presently, there are pilot projects geared toward identification systems, supply chain management (SCM) and provenance, to mention a few. On the whole, members…

The State of Cryptocurrency-Stealing Malware and Other Nasty Techniques

Much of digital assets’ appeal stems from the fact that many of them are not affiliated with or controlled by governments, central banks or transnational corporations (at least, not yet). The price paid for the independence from institutions of global capitalism, though, might sometimes be extremely high, as, in the event of cryptocurrency theft, there is no one to appeal to for recourse. Further still, the irreversible nature of blockchain transactions renders it extremely difficult to get the money back once its gone. The villains of the internet love cryptocurrencies…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Tops $11.2K, Short Term Correction Before Higher

There were sharp gains in BTC to USD above the $10,000 level against the US Dollar. The price traded to a new 2019 high above the $11,000 level at $11,234. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $10,550 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is currently trading above the $9,000 level and it could continue higher towards the $10,000 level. Bitcoin price is surging and it recently topped near the $11,200 level against the US Dollar. BTC could…

Ethereum (ETH) Price Weekly Forecast: Larger Rally To $340 In Play

ETH price started a strong upward move and broke the key $300 barrier against the US Dollar. Bitcoin price gained momentum above $10,000 and $11,000 levels and is currently consolidating. There is a major ascending channel in place with support near $305 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is likely to break the $320 resistance and it could even test the $340 resistance area. Ethereum price is rallying above key resistances such as $300 against the US Dollar, similar to bitcoin. ETH could continue…