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2017. Feb. 06. 21:05

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Bitcoin Helps People Circumvent Economic Sanctions in Iran

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 29. 01:00

Bitcoin Helps People Circumvent Economic Sanctions in Iran

This past February, Valiollah Seif, governor of the central bank of Iran, told press on national television that Iran would eliminate the use of the U.S. dollar within the country. As the middle eastern country’s economic situation shifts, the region is steadily becoming fertile ground for bitcoin adoption. Also read: You Might Be Exchanging Bitcoin With Trading

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Arizona Lawmakers Pass Blockchain Records Bill

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 23:00

Arizona Lawmakers Pass Blockchain Records Bill Arizona's legislature has cleared a bill that would recognize blockchain signatures and smart contracts under state law.

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SEC Denies SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 19:22

SEC Denies SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal The Securities and Exchange Commission has denied a bid to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Back in the 4-Digit Territory

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 28. 19:11

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Back in the 4-Digit Territory

Last week the price of bitcoin was trending downwards as bears controlled the market, pulling the price down to a low of US$920 per BTC on March 25. Currently, bitcoin’s value is once again ascending upwards over the past 24-hours reaching a high of $1068. Also read:  Bitcoin in Numbers — a Visual Look at

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Spanish Bank BBVA Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 18:09

Spanish Bank BBVA Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project Spanish banking conglomerate BBVA has become the latest member of the Hyperledger blockchain project.

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IBM Unveils Blockchain Platform for Oil Trade Finance

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 16:04

IBM Unveils Blockchain Platform for Oil Trade Finance A group of companies including IBM has spearheaded the development of a new blockchain-based crude oil trade finance platform.

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Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Implement Stricter KYC Requirements

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 28. 16:00

Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Implement Stricter KYC Requirements

As part of Japan’s amended ‘Payment Services Act’ which will enter into force on April 1, the ‘Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds’ has also been revised. This act requires Japanese bitcoin exchanges to implement a stricter Know Your Customer (KYC) process. Also read: How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges Japanese Exchanges Affected

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More Banks Are Signing Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Test

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 15:00

More Banks Are Signing Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Test Dutch bank ING's newly revealed ethereum pilot is about to be opened up to other banks who want to save money when trading oil.

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More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Test

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 15:00

More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Test Dutch bank ING's ethereum-based oil trading pilot is opening up to new financial institutions.

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More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 15:00

More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Platform Dutch bank ING's ethereum-based oil trading pilot is opening up to new financial institutions.

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With Ethereum 'Ice Age' Incoming, Momentum Builds for Miner Pay Cut

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 14:05

With Ethereum 'Ice Age' Incoming, Momentum Builds for Miner Pay Cut A vote currently taking place on ethereum's mining rewards system has motivated a big response from the community.

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Chinese Lender CreditEase Launches Blockchain Supply Chain Service

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 12:56

Chinese Lender CreditEase Launches Blockchain Supply Chain Service A major peer-to-peer lender in China is seeking to promote blockchain solutions in the global supply chain.

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War of the Words: Who's Said What About a Bitcoin Fork?

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 11:20

War of the Words: Who's Said What About a Bitcoin Fork? CoinDesk rounds up the various announcements from industry startups in the wake of speculation the bitcoin network could see a technical split.

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Bitcoin in Numbers — a Visual Look at Bitcoin Growth and Demand So Far in 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 28. 11:00

Bitcoin in Numbers — a Visual Look at Bitcoin Growth and Demand So Far in 2017

The bitcoin economy is growing fast, and the environment is continuously evolving right before our eyes. 2017 is showing that more people are interested in bitcoin as demand for the decentralized cryptocurrency increases globally.   Also read: QE and Capital Controls Create Worldwide Demand for Bitcoin A lot has changed over the course of the past

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Ethereum DEV Developers Join Lunyr Team as Technical Advisors

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 28. 08:33

Ethereum DEV Developers Join Lunyr Team as Technical Advisors

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Dr. Greg Colvin and Alex Leverington, developers of Ethereum DEV,

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Bitcoin Rebounds From Two-Month Low to Top $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 23:31

Bitcoin Rebounds From Two-Month Low to Top $1,000 Bitcoin prices climbed above $1,000 today, after falling to their lowest in more than two months.

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Can Renewable Solar Power Decentralize Bitcoin Mining Operations?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 27. 20:00

Can Renewable Solar Power Decentralize Bitcoin Mining Operations?

Over the past few years, some bitcoin enthusiasts have found ways to use renewable energy sources such as solar power to mitigate electrical costs associated with mining the decentralized cryptocurrency. Also Read: Five Geeked Out Fantasies You Can Fulfill Today With Bitcoin It’s a well-known fact that bitcoin mining consumes energy. Many people don’t realize the

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BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 19:10

BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries Dubai-based bitcoin startup BitOasis is expanding its presence outside the UAE with a new announcement.

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Beijing City Regulator Calls For Blockchain Standards

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 17:41

Beijing City Regulator Calls For Blockchain Standards A government official with Beijing's municipal government called for a "standard" approach to blockchain development in a speech last week.

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European Commission Proposes Blockchain RegTech Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 16:30

European Commission Proposes Blockchain RegTech Pilot The executive branch of the European Union may soon embark on a blockchain test that trials the technology's regulatory applications.

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A Short Guide to Bitcoin Forks

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 15:00

A Short Guide to Bitcoin Forks Don't know a hard fork from a soft fork? This guide is designed to help you follow bitcoin's raging technical debates.

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Iphone Users Can Now Buy Bitcoins Directly Inside Breadwallet

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 27. 14:58

Iphone Users Can Now Buy Bitcoins Directly Inside Breadwallet

The bitcoin wallet Breadwallet has just launched the ability for users to buy bitcoins from inside their iOS app. This feature will be rolled out over the next two weeks, starting today. Bitcoin.com talked to founder and lead developer Aaron Voisine to find out more about this new on-ramp to Bitcoin. Also read: Popular Bitcoin App Breadwallet to

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IBM vs Microsoft: Two Tech Giants, Two Blockchain Visions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 14:00

IBM vs Microsoft: Two Tech Giants, Two Blockchain Visions How two established tech firms are taking different directions when it comes to their blockchain-as-a-service offerings.

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Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 13:00

Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking A bitcoin-based securities pilot developed by Japanese finance giant Mizuho is nearing completion and could soon see a public launch.

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Wien Energie is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale Blockchain Rollout

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 12:00

Wien Energie is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale Blockchain Rollout One of Austria's largest energy firms is fast preparing for a future where blockchain impacts its business model, according to a new interview.

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You Might Be Exchanging Bitcoin With Trading Bots and Not Even Know It

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 27. 11:00

You Might Be Exchanging Bitcoin With Trading Bots and Not Even Know It

Cryptocurrency trading isn’t easy, but there are many people who have honed the art of trading bitcoins and altcoins on a daily basis. Interestingly enough, most people don’t realize that many cryptocurrency traders use trading bots to execute trades faster and more efficiently, and sometimes even in their sleep. Also read: An Introduction to Bitcoin Trading

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How to Explore Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 26. 13:00

How to Explore Blockchain Arno Laeven argues that organisations setting out to explore blockchain with a view to adoption need to manage their expectations.

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'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 26. 11:15

'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready A world without gambling scams is the latest big idea being tested on the ethereum blockchain, but regulatory hurdles remain.

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Where Do You Stand on the Yin & Yang of Different Bitcoin Ideologies?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 26. 10:30

Where Do You Stand on the Yin & Yang of Different Bitcoin Ideologies?

Just recently the cryptocurrency community experienced a very hyped up psychological situation concerning the bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The bottom line was whether or not the status quo would accept the decentralized currency into their lair. Also read: Deloitte Accepts Bitcoin at its Restaurant Due to ‘A Lot of Requests’ The ETF Hype Excited Many but

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Bitfury Mines a Block Signaling UASF Mandatory Segwit Deployment

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 22:19

Bitfury Mines a Block Signaling UASF Mandatory Segwit Deployment

Recently Bitcoin proponents who support Segregated Witness (Segwit) have been fervently discussing BIP 148, a User-Activated Soft Fork (UASF). On March 24 the mining operation Bitfury mined a block with a BIP 148 (=UASF-Segwit) tag, signaling the organization’s support for the proposal. Also Read: Five Geeked Out Fantasies You Can Fulfill Today With Bitcoin User-Activated Soft

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Galaxy Mining Directs its Hashrate Towards Bitcoin.com’s Pool

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 17:30

Galaxy Mining Directs its Hashrate Towards Bitcoin.com’s Pool

The Washington State-based cryptocurrency mining operation of Galaxy Mining has announced the organization will be pointing their hashrate at Bitcoin.com’s mining pool. This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or

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Follow the Leader: Analyzing Cryptocurrency Price Correlations

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 25. 15:30

Follow the Leader: Analyzing Cryptocurrency Price Correlations Is there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other digital currencies? CoinDesk dives into these relationships.

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Follow the Leader: Analyzing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Price Correlations

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 25. 15:30

Follow the Leader: Analyzing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Price Correlations Is there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other digital currencies? CoinDesk dives into these relationships.

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Five Geeked Out Fantasies You Can Fulfill Today With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 13:00

Five Geeked Out Fantasies You Can Fulfill Today With Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been often been referred to as “nerd money.” The cryptocurrency has become more popular these days with more users and merchants incorporating the decentralized currency into their lives and businesses every day. In fact, there are many exciting products for geeky hobbyists already available today that can be purchased with bitcoin. Also Read: Zeronet

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This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 25. 10:10

This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT Following numerous cases of compromised IoT systems, two MIT researchers came up with a novel bitcoin-based security product that mimics botnets.

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PBOC Proposes In Person Verification for Account Opening at Exchanges, Withdrawals Still On Hold

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 10:00

PBOC Proposes In Person Verification for Account Opening at Exchanges, Withdrawals Still On Hold

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly sent a draft proposal to Chinese bitcoin exchanges detailing anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. One proposal outlined in the draft is an on-site verification for opening an account at an exchange. Meanwhile, withdrawals at these exchanges are unlikely to resume until AML rules have been clarified. Also read: Chinese Central

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SEC Delays Decision on Barry Silbert’s BIT after Receiving Comments

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 07:09

SEC Delays Decision on Barry Silbert’s BIT after Receiving Comments

March has been a busy month for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Following its March 10 decision on Coin ETF, the Commission will soon have to make a decision on Solidx Bitcoin Trust, which is due on March 30. In addition, there is another deadline this month that most people have overlooked. It is the first deadline

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SEC Delays Decision on Barry Silbert’s BIT after Receiving Scathing Comments

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 07:09

SEC Delays Decision on Barry Silbert’s BIT after Receiving Scathing Comments

March has been a busy month for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Following its March 10 decision on Coin ETF, the Commission will soon have to make a decision on Solidx Bitcoin Trust, which is due on March 30. In addition, there is another deadline this month that most people have overlooked. It is the first deadline

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Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 19:35

Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin What's the ideal block size? CoinDesk contributor Willy Woo analyzes the charts for answers in his latest opinion piece.

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Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price and Market Share Dominance Declines

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 24. 18:35

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price and Market Share Dominance Declines

A lot has changed in regards to the price of bitcoin over the course of the past week. Since our last markets report, bitcoin markets have seen quite a few price fluctuations as the cryptocurrency’s future value remains uncertain. Also read: Trezor Redesigns Wallet Interface and Adds Advanced Recovery Feature Bitcoin Price Weekly View If one were

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A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 16:00

A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead A decision by the Bats BZX Exchange to fight the SEC rejection of a proposed bitcoin ETF has little chance of success, according to analysts.

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Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 14:30

Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000 Bitcoin prices fell below $1,000 this morning, dropping more than 5% since the start of the day’s trading.

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Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 12:35

Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with PwC and other partners to develop a system to fight food fraud using blockchain tech.

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Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Developers Aren't Worrying About a Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 11:55

Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Developers Aren't Worrying About a Fork As the discussion heats up over the possibility of a hard fork to bitcoin's blockchain, some developers are playing down the likelihood of a split.

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Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Some Developers Aren't Worried About a Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 10:14

Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Some Developers Aren't Worried About a Fork As the discussion heats up over the possibility of a hard fork to bitcoin's blockchain, some developers are playing down the likelihood of a split.

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Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 10:00

Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source A bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger's Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week.

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Deloitte Accepts Bitcoin at its Restaurant Due to ‘A Lot of Requests’

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 24. 09:00

Deloitte Accepts Bitcoin at its Restaurant Due to ‘A Lot of Requests’

Deloitte Canada announced this week that its Toronto office’s internal restaurant called Bistro 1858 now accepts bitcoin. Bitcoin.com talked to Iliana Oris Valiente, ?Strategy and Execution Lead and co-founder at Rubix by Deloitte, to find out the reason behind this decision and how much interest in Bitcoin the firm is seeing. Also read: How to Start

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Trezor Redesigns Wallet Interface and Adds Advanced Recovery Feature

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 24. 00:00

Trezor Redesigns Wallet Interface and Adds Advanced Recovery Feature

On March 22 the Czech-based bitcoin hardware and software manufacturer Satoshi Labs has launched a redesigned Trezor wallet with a graphical data interface and newly added security features. Also read: How to Restore a Hardware Wallet Using a Seed Phrase Satoshi Labs Introduces the New Trezor Wallet With Added Services   The bitcoin hardware company Satoshi

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Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 21:35

Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan Bitcoin developers outlined a plan today to replace the network's signature scheme with an alternative.

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Report: Bitcoin Social Media Scams Are On the Rise

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 19:30

Report: Bitcoin Social Media Scams Are On the Rise A new report by a cybersecurity platform provider issued today offered new data on social media scams.

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Seattle-Based Cannabis Merchants are Accepting Bitcoin for Pot Sales

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 23. 19:00

Seattle-Based Cannabis Merchants are Accepting Bitcoin for Pot Sales

Two months ago Bitcoin.com reported on the State of Washington giving marijuana dispensaries approval to accept bitcoin for cannabis sales. Now, thanks to a fintech startup called Posabit, a few cannabis merchants in Seattle are utilizing the decentralized currency in their business operations. Also read: AML-Compliant Bitcoin Payments Coming to 56,000+ Merchants Globally Seattle Cannabis Dispensaries

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Ripple Prices Surge to 4-Month High

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 18:25

Ripple Prices Surge to 4-Month High The price of XRP surged to a more-than four-month high overnight, a development that occurred amidst an overall boom in the crypto markets.

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A Major Bitcoin Scaling Meeting Could Take Place This May

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 16:30

A Major Bitcoin Scaling Meeting Could Take Place This May A small group of bitcoin industry leaders, developers and miners are planning to discuss the digital currency's development roadmap at an invite-only meeting in May. A notice of the gathering, as well as a list of potential guests, was posted to a private mailing list today, with participants reportedly including major players from the ongoing, and […]

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Web Browser Brave to Launch ICO for Ethereum Ad Token

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 15:59

Web Browser Brave to Launch ICO for Ethereum Ad Token Bitcoin browser Brave is planning an ICO for a new token based on the ethereum blockchain and designed to monetize users' attention.

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Storj to Migrate Decentralized Storage Service to Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 14:59

Storj to Migrate Decentralized Storage Service to Ethereum Blockchain Storj Labs intends to move its decentralized storage service to the ethereum blockchain, the startup announced in a blog post today.

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Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Recover After Second Bug Exploit

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 13:15

Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Recover After Second Bug Exploit A DoS attack exploiting a bug in the Bitcoin Unlimited client caused over 100 nodes to disconnect from the bitcoin network on Tuesday.

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Fork Fallout? A Bitcoin Split Could Become a Legal Mess

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 12:00

Fork Fallout? A Bitcoin Split Could Become a Legal Mess Should the bitcoin network split into rival chains, those impacted in the fallout may be unable to turn to courts for recourse, lawyers say.

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Coinbase Receives Approval To Trade Ether and Litecoin in New York

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 10:00

Coinbase Receives Approval To Trade Ether and Litecoin in New York Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just received approval to offer trading of litecoin and ether in New York state.

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Bats Exchange Fights Back Against SEC’s Decision to Reject Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 23. 09:22

Bats Exchange Fights Back Against SEC’s Decision to Reject Bitcoin ETF

Bats BZX Exchange has submitted a “notice of intention to petition for review of order disapproving” its proposed rule change to list and trade Coin ETF by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also read: SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF Notice of Intention to Petition National law firm Schiff Hardin LLP faxed its

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Bats Exchange is Fighting the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Rejection

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 01:38

Bats Exchange is Fighting the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Rejection In a petition to the SEC, an exchange affiliated with a failed bitcoin investment product is pushing back against a rejection by regulators.

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AML-Compliant Bitcoin Payments Coming to 56,000+ Merchants Globally

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 23. 00:00

AML-Compliant Bitcoin Payments Coming to 56,000+ Merchants Globally

Payment21 and ACI Worldwide announced on Wednesday a strategic collaboration to enable payment service providers (PSPs) to offer merchants anti-money laundering (AML)-compliant bitcoin acceptance. Also read: 3 Free Bitcoin Direct Payment Processors for Webmasters 56,000+ Merchants Can Now Accept Bitcoin Headquartered in Florida, ACI Worldwide is a payment systems company which processes electronic payments for more

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Who's Buying Bitcoin? Demand Persists Amid Fork Fears

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 22:40

Who's Buying Bitcoin? Demand Persists Amid Fork Fears Bitcoin demand remains strong in spite of concerns that the bitcoin network might split.

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Developers Discuss Wallet Safety Under Hard Fork Conditions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 20:30

Developers Discuss Wallet Safety Under Hard Fork Conditions A proposal for how bitcoin wallets could be protected under adversarial conditions saw discussion among Bitcoin Core developers today.

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Cisco’s IT Director on Bitcoin Block Scaling

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 20:00

Cisco’s IT Director on Bitcoin Block Scaling

As I read the Bitcoin news each day and see the price of bitcoin cycling up and down, I’ve been thinking about the different sides of the blockchain scaling debate, and wondering what the best solution is for miners. While I realize that many of us signal (via our pool) our support of one proposal

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Cisco IT Director on Bitcoin Block Scaling

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 20:00

Cisco IT Director on Bitcoin Block Scaling

As I read the Bitcoin news each day and see the price of bitcoin cycling up and down, I’ve been thinking about the different sides of the blockchain scaling debate, and wondering what the best solution is for miners. While I realize that many of us signal (via our pool) our support of one proposal

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IT Executive on Bitcoin Block Scaling

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 20:00

IT Executive on Bitcoin Block Scaling

As I read the Bitcoin news each day and see the price of bitcoin cycling up and down, I’ve been thinking about the different sides of the blockchain scaling debate, and wondering what the best solution is for miners. While I realize that many of us signal (via our pool) our support of one proposal

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Miner Michael Myers on Bitcoin Block Scaling

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 20:00

Miner Michael Myers on Bitcoin Block Scaling

As I read the Bitcoin news each day and see the price of bitcoin cycling up and down, I’ve been thinking about the different sides of the blockchain scaling debate, and wondering what the best solution is for miners. While I realize that many of us signal (via our pool) our support of one proposal

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SAP Ariba Inks Blockchain Supply Chain Partnership With Everledger

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 17:00

SAP Ariba Inks Blockchain Supply Chain Partnership With Everledger SAP Ariba, a US software and IT firm, has integrated its services with blockchain startup Everledger.

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Nodecounter Directs Its Hashrate at Bitcoin.com’s Mining Pool

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 16:30

Nodecounter Directs Its Hashrate at Bitcoin.com’s Mining Pool

The bitcoin data website Nodecounter.com, which also helps manage a mining operation at Nicehash, has announced they are switching mining pools from Slush and are now pointing their hashrate at pool.Bitcoin.com. Also Read: The New 110% Unlimited Bitcoin.com Mining Pool is Now Open to Everyone Nodecounter’s Hashrate Joins the Bitcoin.com Mining Pool   Nodecounter is a graphical

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UN Group Advances Ethereum Aid Tracking Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 15:40

UN Group Advances Ethereum Aid Tracking Pilot The World Food Programme, the food assistance arm of the United Nations, is advancing a blockchain trial to pilot stage.

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3 Free Bitcoin Direct Payment Processors for Webmasters

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 15:00

3 Free Bitcoin Direct Payment Processors for Webmasters

There are countless Bitcoin payment processing services, applications, and plugins to enable websites to accept bitcoin payments for goods and services. However, most of them require webmasters to sign up as customers and pay fees on each transaction, similar to legacy banking services or Paypal. This article examines a few Bitcoin applications that can give

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Boom in Drug Dealer Digital Currency Use Sparks Worries Among US Officials

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 14:20

Boom in Drug Dealer Digital Currency Use Sparks Worries Among US Officials There's been "a substantial increase" in cases involving digital currencies in the drug trade, a DHS official told Congress yesterday.

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Fire the Miners? Radical Ideas Emerge as Bitcoin Fork Talk Escalates

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 12:45

Fire the Miners? Radical Ideas Emerge as Bitcoin Fork Talk Escalates As tensions rise in bitcoin's scaling debate, backing is growing for a solution that could sideline miners should they try to force a code change.

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Only 807 People Have Declared Bitcoin for Tax Purposes According to IRS

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 12:00

Only 807 People Have Declared Bitcoin for Tax Purposes According to IRS

Only 807 people have declared Bitcoin for tax purposes, according to court documents filed by the IRS in San Francisco. If true, it is likely only a tiny percentage of virtual currency users have reported profits and losses in their annual income forms. Also read: Some Blockchain Tokens are Securities, Researchers Find Is the IRS

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R3 Targets Regulators For Next Wave of DLT Expansion

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 11:00

R3 Targets Regulators For Next Wave of DLT Expansion With 80 banks already among its members, distributed ledger consortium R3 is now setting its sights on bringing more regulators into the fold.

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Social Website Based on Bitcoin Prepares to Soft-Launch With Free Off-Chain Transactions

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 09:00

Social Website Based on Bitcoin Prepares to Soft-Launch With Free Off-Chain Transactions

A new social media website, called Yours, has quietly launched on Bitcoin’s testnet. For Bitcoiners, that might mean within the next few months off-chain, peer-to-peer bitcoin micropayments on a social network. Yours claims to offer an “array of payment models”, which allow content creators to make money. Also Read: Is Bitcoin the Currency of Artificial

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EU Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency But Fails to Regulate Traditional Banks

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 00:00

EU Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency But Fails to Regulate Traditional Banks

European authorities have been steadfast towards regulating bitcoin because they believe digital currencies bolster money laundering and criminal financing. However, according to reports, a multitude of the UK’s leading banks have processed funds associated with money laundering operations and criminal organizations. Also read: Digital Currency Regulation Heats Up In The EU As Parliament Proposes Additional Rules 

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Circle Urges User Caution As Bitcoin Hard Fork Looms

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 00:00

Circle Urges User Caution As Bitcoin Hard Fork Looms Circle has suggested in an email to users that, in order to avoid the consequences of a potential hard fork, they may want to to sell their bitcoin.

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Western Union Seeks Patent for Digital Currency Analysis

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 22:06

Western Union Seeks Patent for Digital Currency Analysis Money transfer giant Western Union is seeking a patent for a transaction analysis system that could be applied to digital currencies like bitcoin.

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Chinese Central Bank Requiring Extreme Customer Verifications at Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 20:30

Chinese Central Bank Requiring Extreme Customer Verifications at Exchanges

A leading Chinese bitcoin exchange, Huobi, reportedly sent a letter to its customers to inform them of yet another set of new Anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. Customers are now required to provide explicit details and proof of the sources of their funds, destinations of bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies withdrawn, as well as their purposes for

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Coinbase Launches Margin Trading on GDAX for Institutional Traders

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 20:00

Coinbase Launches Margin Trading on GDAX for Institutional Traders

Coinbase announced on Monday the launch of margin trading on its digital currency exchange platform, GDAX, tailored for professional traders and institutional clients. Also read: SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF  Interest from Institutional Investors “Over the last few years, we have seen growing interest from institutions that desire advanced trading features”, said Adam White, head of

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DAO Manager Aragon Gets Alpha Release

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 19:48

DAO Manager Aragon Gets Alpha Release An administrative platform for decentralized autonomous corporations built on ethereum has rolled out new alpha software.

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Ethereum Developers Publish Roadmap for EVM Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 18:20

Ethereum Developers Publish Roadmap for EVM Upgrade Plans to build a new version of the ethereum virtual machine are moving ahead.

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Sell and Short: Bitcoin Traders Are Preparing for a Possible Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 17:20

Sell and Short: Bitcoin Traders Are Preparing for a Possible Fork Traders have been preparing for a potential split in the bitcoin network.

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Chandler Guo’s Mining Pool Makes the Jump to Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 16:26

Chandler Guo’s Mining Pool Makes the Jump to Bitcoin Unlimited

During the first week of February bitcoin miner and angel investor Chandler Guo revealed he would begin supporting Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) in the near future. Now on March 21, Guo has announced he will be making the jump towards voting for BU with his mining pool’s hashpower. Also Read: This Happens to Your Coins During a

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Japan Exchange Blockchain Consortium Grows to 26 Members

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 16:20

Japan Exchange Blockchain Consortium Grows to 26 Members More than 25 companies and organizations are taking part in a blockchain proof-of-concept spearheaded by the Japan Exchange Group (JPX).

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Nevada Lawmaker Moves to Block Taxes on Blockchain Transactions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 14:42

Nevada Lawmaker Moves to Block Taxes on Blockchain Transactions A new bill filed in the Nevada Senate aims to prevent local authorities from imposing fees or taxes on the use of blockchain tech.

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Threat or Opportunity? Blythe Masters Talks Blockchain Jobs Impact

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 12:30

Threat or Opportunity? Blythe Masters Talks Blockchain Jobs Impact Digital Asset CEO Blythe Masters took the stage last week to discuss how the blockchain industry needs to be aware of its impact on the job market.

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Aborted ENS Launch Marks Latest Setback for Ethereum Apps

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 10:31

Aborted ENS Launch Marks Latest Setback for Ethereum Apps Ethereum developers had to shutter a highly anticipated app last week, when two critical bugs provoked security concerns shortly after launch.

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China-Based BTCC Launches Multi-Currency Twitter-Enabled App and Debit Card

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 08:00

China-Based BTCC Launches Multi-Currency Twitter-Enabled App and Debit Card

The Bitcoin company BTCC has launched a new mobile application called “Mobi” for both iOS and Android users. The platform offers users a variety of features such as sending bitcoins via text messages, and a Visa bitcoin debit card. Also read: The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains BTCC Introduces the Mobi Payments App China-based BTCC is

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BTCC Launches Multi-Currency Twitter-Enabled App and Debit Card

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 08:00

BTCC Launches Multi-Currency Twitter-Enabled App and Debit Card

The Bitcoin company BTCC has launched a new mobile application called “Mobi” for both iOS and Android users. The platform offers users a variety of features such as sending bitcoins via text messages, and a Visa bitcoin debit card. Also read: The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains BTCC Introduces the Mobi Payments App Hong Kong-based BTCC

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This Happens to Your Coins During a Bitcoin Hard Fork and Possible Blockchain Split

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 00:00

This Happens to Your Coins During a Bitcoin Hard Fork and Possible Blockchain Split

Over the past two weeks, the bitcoin community has been discussing the possibility of a hard fork in the near future. Furthermore many industry exchanges and bitcoin-based businesses are already making preparations for such an event. A couple of questions bitcoin holders are asking are; Whether or not their bitcoins will be safe and what they

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After New Highs, Ethereum Returns to Rangebound Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 23:10

After New Highs, Ethereum Returns to Rangebound Trading Ether prices' recent roller coaster ride has been fueled by bitcoin's ongoing challenges.

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Australia's Securities Regulator Seeks Closer Ties To Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 20:26

Australia's Securities Regulator Seeks Closer Ties To Blockchain Startups Australia's top securities watchdog is looking to boost its engagement with companies working with blockchain.

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The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 20. 19:00

The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains

The EU has recently been very active in attempting to regulate digital currencies, including bitcoin. Last week, Bitcoin.com reported on the European Parliament’s proposal to amend the EU’s fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), tackling digital currency anonymity. Now, a different proposal submitted by Parliament members is targeting specific areas of digital currency applicable to the EU

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Coinbase Targets Institutional Traders With Margin Feature Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 18:06

Coinbase Targets Institutional Traders With Margin Feature Launch Coinbase's GDAX digital asset exchange has added a new margin trading feature.

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This Dark Web Market is Planning to Add Support for Ethereum

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 16:55

This Dark Web Market is Planning to Add Support for Ethereum One of the most well-known dark markets is looking to add support for ethereum in the coming weeks.

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Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Trial Ends With Two Convictions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 15:56

Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Trial Ends With Two Convictions Two individuals connected to the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.max have been convicted following a trial in New York.

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Bitcoin Exchange Trial Ends With Two Convictions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 15:56

Bitcoin Exchange Trial Ends With Two Convictions Two individuals connected to the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.max have been convicted following a trial in New York.

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