Archive April 2018

Amazon Web Services Launches Ethereum And Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Templates

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced blockchain templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric, providing a fast and easy way to create and deploy secure blockchain networks with open source frameworks, the company announced on its website.
Blockchain technology makes it possible to build applications where multiple parties can record transactions without the need for a central authority to ensure transactions are secure and verified. The transactions are immutable and independently verifiable.
The AWS templates allow users to deploy Ethereum and Hyperledger frameworks with certified AWS CloudFormation templates. Users can focus on building blockchain applications rather than spending time and energy on manual setup of their blockchain network.
Both Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric offer distributed consensus algorithms, smart contract functionality and access control features.
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Bitcoin Price Rises to $9,200 as Cryptocurrency Market Reaches $417 Billion

The bitcoin price has surged to $9,200 over the past 24 hours by recording an increase of around $400. It successfully maintained its momentum in the $9,000 region, which investors perceive as an important level that could lead the bitcoin price to enter the $10,000 in the short-term.
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BitPay Confirms Bitcoin Cash Retail Payments as Prices Jump

Cryptocurrency payment service provider BitPay has announced that it will allow brick-and-mortar businesses to use Bitcoin Cash for payments. Already available for Bitcoin, the new service will give customers the option to choose between paying in BTC or BCH.
BitPay Checkout, used by restaurants and other retail businesses, is currently being used in Atlanta, Toronto, St. Petersburg, Madeira Beach and Paris. BitPay has been serving these entities since Nov. 2014, which is why the company has decided to include more options for crypto payments. With 1% processing fee and integration with companies such as Shopify, 3DCart and Bitmonet, BCH users will find the new update favorable.
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Bitcoin Price Could Hit $25,000 This Year, Soar to the Moon After: Analyst

The bitcoin price is headed for the stratosphere. The bitcoin forecasts have been pouring in from seasoned investors and strategists like Tim Draper and Thomas Lee, each with a bullish price attached. Now Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of digital assets investment fund BKCM LLC, is joining the chorus, suggesting that bitcoin could set a new record in the short-term.
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