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Encrypted messenger Telegram ends cryptocurrency project

May 13, 2020 - 6:41 PM

Telegram ends its 'Telegram Open Network' platform project, following a legal battle with US regulators

NO MORE CRYPTOCURRENCY. This illustration picture taken on April 6, 2018 in Moscow shows the Telegram messenger application displayed on the screen of a smartphone. File photo by Alexander Nemenov /AFP

China gets into blockchain race with U.S.

Nov 03, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Beijing is the latest country to have adopted a law strictly governing the encryption of data – particularly blockchain technology, which allows the storage and direct exchange of data without going through an intermediary

Blockchain-backed platform C Estates seen to improve buying, selling of real estate

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Startup C Estates marries real estate with blockchain for its platform which is set to launch in 2019

Company logo from C Estates

Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for first time since 2017

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The still-nascent sector is not completely transparent and analysts have struggled to understand what precisely prompted the latest drop

BITCOIN. A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Blockchains won't fix internet voting security – and could make it worse

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:12 PM

As scholars who have studied traditional and blockchain-based voting, we believe that while blockchains may help with some specific issues, they can’t fix the basic problems with internet voting. In fact, they could make things worse.

Ateneo, MediXserve launch 1st university-based blockchain research center

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The university, led by AMBERLab's efforts, seeks to offer blockchain-related electives by January 2019

AMBERLAB. AMBERLab leaders and partners show symbolic chain at the launch including vice president for Loyola Schools Dr. Maria Vilches (4th from left), AMBERLAB director Dr. Maria Estuar (5th from left), and MediXserve CEO Jojy Azurin (2nd from right)  Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[OPINION] Can the PH be a crypto country?

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Mainstream adoption may lower cost of remittances, extend financial inclusion to the unbanked, and accelerate digital commerce

Manny Pacquiao's 'PAC' blockchain token launches late Q4 2018

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The senator takes a jab at blockchain with his very own token

REPRESENTATIVE TOKENS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Cryptominers dreaming of rebound after price crash

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:45 AM

After last year's cryptocurrency boom, cryptomining profitability has significantly dropped in 2018

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Aug 22, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Cryptocurrency mining is expensive. Some hackers are secretly exploiting phones to help them mine

Actual usage precipitates blockchain understanding, say entrepreneurs

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Many understand the internet through applications such as email, social media, or video streaming. To understand blockchain, use it, get a cryptocurrency wallet, and try making a few transactions, say Brock Pierce and Serry Osmeña

What is a blockchain token?

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Tokens can either be a form of currency exclusively for use in a specific blockchain-based network or as a 'security' token denoting ownership of a real-life asset

TOKENS. One advantage of tokens is that they can be divided into smaller fragments than real-life currencies, and can support faster automatic transactions

U.S. health care companies begin exploring blockchain technologies

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Blockchain may be a key technology in modernizing the healthcare industry

Maria Ressa in 'Civil Council' of blockchain-powered news platform

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Civil is a journalism platform that aims to reignite connection between readers and journalists and fix the ad-driven business model

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Blockchain technology: A beginner's guide

May 31, 2018 - 9:54 AM

This beginner's guide will try and simplify what blockchain technology is, how it works, and provide some of the best use cases for blockchain technology aside from cryptocurrency

Blockchain Association of the Philippines established

May 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The association seeks to spread understanding and adoption of blockchain technology among Filipino entrepreneurs and fintech professionals

BITCOIN. Blockchain's poster boy, Bitcoin, has often been seen as a way to get rich quick. The Blockchain Association of the Philippines is seeking to spread a better understanding of the technology behind it, Blockchain. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

HTC to make blockchain-powered phone called the Exodus

May 16, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The phone will have a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications

EXODUS. A sketch of HTC's upcoming blockchain phone appears on its official site. Screenshot from

Facebook makes major management shakeup, establishes blockchain team

May 09, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Facebook is setting up a team that will explore how best to leverage blockchain technology on the platform

Bitcoin's blockchain holds child pornography content – researchers

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:42 AM

The study finds some 1,600 files on the bitcoin blockchain, of which 99% are texts or images. Among those files are objectionable content such as links to child pornography.

Google VP vows 'vigilance' after US net neutrality rollback

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Vint Cerf warns that with net neutrality, the internet may start to resemble 'cable television' where 'services vary depending upon ability to pay'

PIONEER. Vinton Cerf, pictured here at a 2014 US Senate hearing, has warned of possible negative effects of rolling back net neutrality. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP

U.S. schools to offer courses on bitcoin technology

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Exposure to financial technology is increasingly becoming more important for anyone entering the financial industry

Bitcoin dispute results in split-coin

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:41 PM

A dispute among developers of virtual currency Bitcoin gives birth to a new version of the crypto coin after they fail to agree on software changes

Reports of Bitcoin's death have been widely retweeted and greatly exaggerated

Jan 19, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Although Mike Hearn has left there remains a diverse braintrust that is utterly devoted to Bitcoin and its continued well being that he vastly under represents in his writing

Bitcoin's 'blockchain' tech may transform banking

Dec 19, 2015 - 2:25 PM

A blockchain is a shared encrypted ledger that cannot be manipulated offering promise for secure transactions