What Coinbase's Cuba Problem Says About the Bitcoin Business

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 23. 14:40

What Coinbase's Cuba Problem Says About the Bitcoin Business As travelers to Cuba can attest, an unfortunate reality of cryptocurrency services today is the poor customer support.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Fork: Jeff Garzik's Plan to Avoid a Bitcoin Split

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 22. 22:05

Between a Rock and a Hard Fork: Jeff Garzik's Plan to Avoid a Bitcoin Split Perhaps no coder is more at the center of bitcoin's raging scaling debate more than Jeff Garzik – here he talks about the network's future.

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#Bitcoin—the magic #internet #money you can no longer ignore....

bitcoinful

2017. Jul. 22. 15:40

#Bitcoin—the magic #internet #money you can no longer ignore....

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Life in Crypto Time

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 22. 09:12

Life in Crypto Time Trading expert Tim Enneking compares the crypto asset space with the early days of the internet, where time just seemed to fly faster.

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Understanding Bitcoin's Scaling Debate: Politics Comes First

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 23:20

Understanding Bitcoin's Scaling Debate: Politics Comes First Cato Institute's Jim Harper argues that, since the scaling debate is so political, the community has something to learn from Washington, D.C.

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Faster Payments? Startup Pitches Federal Reserve Group on Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 22:30

Faster Payments? Startup Pitches Federal Reserve Group on Cryptocurrency A new Federal Reserve report highlights creative proposals for how the central bank might adapt to changes in technology.

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NRI Subsidiary Launches Blockchain Technology Assessment Service

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 18:45

NRI Subsidiary Launches Blockchain Technology Assessment Service A subsidiary of global consulting firm NRI has announced the launch of a new blockchain system assessment service.

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Blockchain Startup Billon Nets €2 Million From EU Research Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 17:10

Blockchain Startup Billon Nets €2 Million From EU Research Fund A U.K. blockchain startup has received a notable grant to continue its work with the technology.

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Crypto Asset Class Clears $90 Billion as Bitcoin Price Spikes

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 15:45

Crypto Asset Class Clears $90 Billion as Bitcoin Price Spikes The total value of all cryptocurrencies rose on Friday, crossing $90bn for the first time in weeks.

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Utility Settlement Coin Creator to Open-Source Modular Blockchain Software

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 15:00

Utility Settlement Coin Creator to Open-Source Modular Blockchain Software The secretive firm behind the Utility Settlement Coin project has told CoinDesk of plans to roll-out new open-source offerings.

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ECB President: Cryptocurrency Price Boom Having Limited Effect on Economy

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 14:15

ECB President: Cryptocurrency Price Boom Having Limited Effect on Economy The president of the European Union's central bank has issued new remarks that touch on the rising price of cryptocurrencies.

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Trust Your Odometer? Blockchain Test Aims to Turn Tide on Car Tampering

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 13:30

Trust Your Odometer? Blockchain Test Aims to Turn Tide on Car Tampering If you've ever bought a used car you'll understand why BigchainDB has developed a platform that tracks vehicle history on a blockchain.

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Arrested Hacker Claims $30 Million Bitcoin Theft – But Offers Little Proof

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 12:00

Arrested Hacker Claims $30 Million Bitcoin Theft – But Offers Little Proof A Pennsylvania resident is claiming to have stolen millions in bitcoin, though he's offered police little in the way of evidence.

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BIP 91 Locks In: What This Means for Bitcoin and Why It's Not Scaled Yet

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 21. 02:18

BIP 91 Locks In: What This Means for Bitcoin and Why It's Not Scaled Yet BIP 91 has officially locked in. At press time, bitcoin's miners, the network of computer operators that secure the blockchain, have now been signaling that they will upgrade the code for 269 blocks in the same signaling period, a move that takes the software one step closer to changing its structure to accommodate more transactions. Stepping back, […]

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Bitcoin Price Surges to One-Month High as Tech Outlook Improves

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 22:28

Bitcoin Price Surges to One-Month High as Tech Outlook Improves The price of bitcoin was up on Thursday, driven to a one-month high on optimism that the network's technology could soon upgrade.

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Garza Pleads Guilty: GAW Miners CEO Cops to $9 Million Fraud

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 21:20

Garza Pleads Guilty: GAW Miners CEO Cops to $9 Million Fraud A notorious cryptocurrency executive plead guilty to a count of wire fraud on Thursday. He now faces up to 20 years in prison.

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Parity Wallet Hacker Cashes out $90,000 in Stolen Ether

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 19:55

Parity Wallet Hacker Cashes out $90,000 in Stolen Ether Perpetrators who exploited a flaw in a popular ethereum wallet software yesterday have taken steps to sell their stolen funds.

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Ripple Reports Uptick in Investor XRP Interest as Sales Triple in Q2

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 17:45

Ripple Reports Uptick in Investor XRP Interest as Sales Triple in Q2 A new report from Ripple suggests institutional investors are increasingly interested in its native cryptocurrency.

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What's an ICO? 'Big 4' Consulting Firms Are Getting the Question

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 16:00

What's an ICO? 'Big 4' Consulting Firms Are Getting the Question Major consulting firms are reporting that interest in blockchain is fast expanding beyond distributed ledgers to include more experimental ICOs.

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'Bitcoin Sign Guy' Has a New Job, But He's Keeping His Identity Secret

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 15:00

'Bitcoin Sign Guy' Has a New Job, But He's Keeping His Identity Secret A now-famous bitcoin supporter known for his promotional stunt during a US congressional hearing has landed an internship.

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Non-Profits See Blockchain Vision, But Face Harsh Realities

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 14:00

Non-Profits See Blockchain Vision, But Face Harsh Realities Aid organizations bring significant resources and institutional muscle into the blockchain arena, but they also face unique hurdles to implementation.

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Bitcoin Exchanges Advise Caution as Scaling Proposals Collide

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 13:00

Bitcoin Exchanges Advise Caution as Scaling Proposals Collide With a number of developer proposals set to collide in the coming days, exchanges are issuing policy updates for bitcoin users.

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Bitcoin Startups Advise Caution as Scaling Proposals Collide

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 13:00

Bitcoin Startups Advise Caution as Scaling Proposals Collide With a number of developer proposals set to collide in the coming days, exchanges are issuing policy updates for bitcoin users.

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Indian IT Trade Association Sets up Blockchain Special Interest Group

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 11:30

Indian IT Trade Association Sets up Blockchain Special Interest Group A new special interest group has been formed in India to investigate and promote blockchain technology domestically.

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People Trust Cryptocurrencies over Gold, Says Wall Street 'Dean of Valuation'

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 20. 10:10

People Trust Cryptocurrencies over Gold, Says Wall Street 'Dean of Valuation' A renowned finance expert has issued new comments on the valuation and possible impact of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

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Russia Prepares to Legalize ICOs

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 20. 09:09

Russia Prepares to Legalize ICOs

Russia is currently working on a regulatory framework to legalize Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), local publications reported on Wednesday. This is in addition to a bill that is being finalized to recognize cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether. Also read: Russian President Vladimir Putin Discusses Using Ethereum with Vitalik Buterin Amending Law to Recognize ICOs

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Predicting the August 1 Split Flow Chart the Hard Way

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 19. 23:00

Predicting the August 1 Split Flow Chart the Hard Way

Below is a detailed flow chart graphic that depicts the possible outcomes to the upcoming scaling proposals that may be implemented in the near future. We hope to help our readers get a better understanding of what’s going on with these specific Bitcoin network developments.    Also Read: The Blockchain Split Scenario: Staying Informed and Backing Up Bitcoin

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$30 Million: Ether Reported Stolen Due to Parity Wallet Breach

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 22:44

$30 Million: Ether Reported Stolen Due to Parity Wallet Breach A security bug in a major ethereum wallet has resulted in the loss of $30 million in funds.

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'Mistake' Corrected: Overstock Invests in Blockchain Startup Symbiont

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 21:59

'Mistake' Corrected: Overstock Invests in Blockchain Startup Symbiont Overstock's investment arm has backed Symbiont following the successful passage of the Delaware blockchain amendments.

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Texas Congressman: Cryptocurrenices Must Not Enable Terrorists

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 19:06

Texas Congressman: Cryptocurrenices Must Not Enable Terrorists A Texas Congressman is seeking to make public his views on cryptocurrency regulation following a hearing in Washington.

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Mystery Coinbase Customer Steps up in Fight to Quash IRS Tax Hunt

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 17:35

Mystery Coinbase Customer Steps up in Fight to Quash IRS Tax Hunt Coinbase users aren't backing down from an effort to shoot down an IRS subpoena seeking customer names and transaction data for an investigation on their potential tax liabilities. According to a new filing in the case, the U.S. Northern district court of California has granted a motion on behalf of a fourth anonymous Coinbase customer, identified as John Doe 4 in […]

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Counterparty Experiences Millionth Transaction

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 19. 16:43

Counterparty Experiences Millionth Transaction

Counterparty recently experienced its millionth transaction. This is good news for the bitcoin-based smart contracting platform. It appears the Counterparty ecosystem is developing healthily and rapidly.  Also read: Following Money Through the Bitcoin Laundry Is Not So Easy Counterparty’s community manager, Shawn Leary, told bitcoin.com about their growth: “Counterparty was excited to see our one millionth

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Research Finds Design Flaws in Scaling Proposal Bitcoin Unlimited

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 15:45

Research Finds Design Flaws in Scaling Proposal Bitcoin Unlimited New research has provided a rare academic lens to the conversation on how to best scale bitcoin's technology for more users.

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Building a Blockchain Strategy? Deloitte's CTO Has Advice For You

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 15:05

Building a Blockchain Strategy? Deloitte's CTO Has Advice For You CoinDesk goes in-depth with the CTO of professional services giant Deloitte to discover new details about its global blockchain strategy.

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Behind on Bitcoin Drama? A (Short) History of Scaling

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 14:00

Behind on Bitcoin Drama? A (Short) History of Scaling Feeling lost in the bitcoin scaling discussion? CoinDesk provides a selection of must-read content to quickly bring you up to speed.

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Exchange Trade Group: Jurisdiction is Challenging DLT Adoption

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 13:00

Exchange Trade Group: Jurisdiction is Challenging DLT Adoption A new report by a global industry association for securities exchanges focuses on blockchain adoption issues among its members.

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CoinDash ICO Hacker Nets Additional Ether as Theft Tops $10 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 11:30

CoinDash ICO Hacker Nets Additional Ether as Theft Tops $10 Million Money continues to trickle into an ethereum address compromised during an initial coin offering by a startup called CoinDash.

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London Stock Exchange Group is Using Blockchain to Record Unlisted Securities

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 19. 10:00

London Stock Exchange Group is Using Blockchain to Record Unlisted Securities The London Stock Exchange Group has partnered with IBM to build a private securities platform for SMEs that is currently in testing.

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Kraken Estimates Last Quarter’s Trading Volume 10x Previous High

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 19. 07:00

Kraken Estimates Last Quarter’s Trading Volume 10x Previous High

Kraken’s CEO, Jesse Powell, has stated the cryptocurrency exchange’s volume during the second quarter of 2017 comprised 10x more trade than during the company’s preceding all time high. Despite this incredible spike in volume, Powell speculated that the cryptocurrency markets will likely see growth of 10x to 100x in coming years. Also Read: Class Action Lawsuit Filed

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Some ICOs Now Ban Americans – Who Should Expect More Ostracism

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 19. 04:16

Some ICOs Now Ban Americans – Who Should Expect More Ostracism

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or token sales are a surging trend to raise funds quickly. In May, for example, the Monaco Visa ICO raised $3 million in 3 days. Debate ensued on whether Monaco Visa was a good gamble, but one category of investors didn’t have to worry: Americans. That’s because Monaco Visa, like a

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13 Japanese Exchanges Agree to Suspend Bitcoin Service on August 1

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 19. 02:10

13 Japanese Exchanges Agree to Suspend Bitcoin Service on August 1

The Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association has officially announced its plan on how to deal with the possibility of a Bitcoin protocol split on August 1. Thirteen of the group’s bitcoin exchange members, including Coincheck, Gmo-Z, Bitbank, and Bitpoint, will suspend bitcoin deposits and withdrawals on August 1 at 00:00 Japan time. Also read: Japan’s Cryptocurrency Business

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PR: Exchange Union Coin to Bridge Digital Currency Exchanges for Enhanced Trading

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 19. 01:10

PR: Exchange Union Coin to Bridge Digital Currency Exchanges for Enhanced Trading

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. 18th July, Shanghai, China. From the founder of Huiyin Blockchain Venture

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Will Miners Signal? Bitcoin's Next Segwit2x Lock-in Period Starts Today

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 22:35

Will Miners Signal? Bitcoin's Next Segwit2x Lock-in Period Starts Today Will the next miner signalling period mean bitcoin finally gets SegWit? Through Segwit2x's BIP 91 proposal?

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150 Members: Indian Government, Mastercard Join Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 21:29

150 Members: Indian Government, Mastercard Join Enterprise Ethereum Alliance A state government in India, Mastercard and Cisco are among 34 new members of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.

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PR: CryptoPing Launches Subscription-Based Signal Bot Service

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 18. 19:00

PR: CryptoPing Launches Subscription-Based Signal Bot Service

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. With over a 1000 tradeable altcoins now on the market, it

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Crypto Market Crosses $80 Billion As Ether, Bitcoin Prices Gain

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 18:45

Crypto Market Crosses $80 Billion As Ether, Bitcoin Prices Gain The cryptocurrency markets were once again above $80bn on Tuesday after spending much of the weekend in the red.

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Cryptocurrency Market Crosses $80 Billion As Ether, Bitcoin Prices Gain

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 18:45

Cryptocurrency Market Crosses $80 Billion As Ether, Bitcoin Prices Gain The cryptocurrency markets were once again above $80bn on Tuesday after spending much of the weekend in the red.

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Korean Lawmaker Calls for Consumer Protection in Cryptocurrency Bill

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 18:15

Korean Lawmaker Calls for Consumer Protection in Cryptocurrency Bill A revision to domestic law in South Korea could soon set the stage for the nascent cryptocurrency industry to be regulated.

Source

Following Money Through the Bitcoin Laundry Is Not So Easy

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 18. 17:00

Following Money Through the Bitcoin Laundry Is Not So Easy

Just recently there was a small ransomware outburst called “Peyta” that attacked various computers around the world. The creators of Peyta didn’t make as much money as the Wannacry extortionists had made a few weeks earlier, as Petya only raked in around $8,000 worth of BTC. However, the money the hackers accumulated has moved and following

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What Could Happen to Bitcoin? A Visual Guide to Scaling Outcomes

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 16:15

What Could Happen to Bitcoin? A Visual Guide to Scaling Outcomes Bitcoin is poised for a number of possible code changes this summer, so CoinDesk has compiled a chart to help users navigate the developing situation.

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Blockchain Startup ArabianChain Nets $817k from New Investor

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 15:00

Blockchain Startup ArabianChain Nets $817k from New Investor A UAE-based public blockchain startup has received $817,000 in funding from a private investor.

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PR: Bitaccess Reveals EFT Is Available to Buy Bitcoin and Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 18. 15:00

PR: Bitaccess Reveals EFT Is Available to Buy Bitcoin and Ethereum

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. Bitaccess announces the expansion of their purchasing methods to include EFT

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Daimler's €100 Million Ethereum Bond Is Bigger Than Mercedes-Benz

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 14:00

Daimler's €100 Million Ethereum Bond Is Bigger Than Mercedes-Benz Daimler AG's blockchain-based "Schuldschein" bond signals the first step in a much larger plan to explore the technology.

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A Chinese Bitcoin Tycoon and His Record-Breaking ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 13:00

A Chinese Bitcoin Tycoon and His Record-Breaking ICO An initial coin offering led by noted bitcoin investor Li Xiaolai has set a record in China, but has also received criticisms.

Source

Korean Digital Currency Bill to Launch Shortly but Government Has Concerns

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 18. 12:11

Korean Digital Currency Bill to Launch Shortly but Government Has Concerns

The bill to provide a legal framework for digital currencies in South Korea is set to be introduced this month. However, the government still has a number of concerns and needs more in-depth research, as outlined at a parliamentary hearing on Monday. Also read: South Korea Legalizes Bitcoin International Transfers, Challenging Traditional Banks Bill Prepared

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European Commission Hosts Blockchain Workshop with Industry Focus

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 12:00

European Commission Hosts Blockchain Workshop with Industry Focus The European Commission has revealed new information about its ongoing blockchain initiatives, including the first of a series of workshops.

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CoinDesk Explainer: How BIP 91 Implements SegWit While Avoiding a Split

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 10:40

CoinDesk Explainer: How BIP 91 Implements SegWit While Avoiding a Split CoinDesk gives a broad overview of BIP 91, a code proposal that could prove integral to bitcoin's upcoming scaling upgrade.

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$500,000 per Bitcoin? Public Personas Get Bullish on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 18. 08:00

$500,000 per Bitcoin? Public Personas Get Bullish on Bitcoin

Financial strategists, stock analysts, and tech gurus are all bullish on bitcoin. Even amidst concerns about how bitcoin will be upgraded and its recent violent price fluctuations, several public figures believe the cryptocurrency has a bright future. They tend to see bitcoin trending upward as demand for the digital currency accelerates. In this regard, bitcoin will

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CoinDesk Explainer: How BIP 91 Enacts SegWit While Avoiding a Bitcoin Split

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 18. 05:07

CoinDesk Explainer: How BIP 91 Enacts SegWit While Avoiding a Bitcoin Split CoinDesk gives a broad overview of BIP 91, a code proposal that could prove integral to bitcoin's upcoming scaling upgrade.

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How Hackers Stole $7 Million in Ether From Coindash ICO

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 18. 03:00

How Hackers Stole $7 Million in Ether From Coindash ICO

Coindash is a blockchain company that helps investors manage investments and hedge those investments against other traders. This morning the startup’s token sale was hacked and 7 million dollars’ worth of ether were promptly stolen. The company left a warning on its token funding page advising investors to cease sending funds. Also read: Alphabay Phisher Makes $1 Million in

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$7 Million ICO Hack Results in CoinDash Refund Offer

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 23:02

$7 Million ICO Hack Results in CoinDash Refund Offer The $7m hack of CoinDash's ICO has resulted in an offer by the startup to help offset the losses.

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$7 Million Lost in CoinDash ICO Hack

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 23:02

$7 Million Lost in CoinDash ICO Hack An initial coin offering abruptly ended today when user funds were stolen from the ethereum contract used to facilitate the sale.

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Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency Industry

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 17. 23:00

Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency Industry

The Kazakhstan government has announced its intentions to make the country host to “the most favourable business climate” for cryptocurrency and fintech companies. The announcement comes from Kazakhstan’s Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), which plans to operate in collaboration between Deloitte, Waves, Kesarev Consulting, and Ukrainian law firm Justcutum in order to develop a “highly progressive

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Scaling Bitcoin Unveils 2017 Conference Dates

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 21:55

Scaling Bitcoin Unveils 2017 Conference Dates A popular bitcoin developer conference is set to hold its fourth installment at a famed California university in November.

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The Bitcoin Scaling Countdown: Miners Begin Running Segwit2x Software

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 17. 21:28

The Bitcoin Scaling Countdown: Miners Begin Running Segwit2x Software

It seems July 17 has initiated the beginning steps towards Segwit2x activation as the code has been released and miners who supported the “New York Agreement” (NYA) have started running the new BTC1 software. Also read: A Brief Glimpse Into the Lives of Chinese Bitcoin Miners Miners Begin Running the New Segwit2x Software As the price

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SatoshiPay to Stop Using Bitcoin Blockchain for Micropayments

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 21:00

SatoshiPay to Stop Using Bitcoin Blockchain for Micropayments Another blockchain startup has announced it will no longer use bitcoin for its micropayments processing.

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GPU Miners Hit Secondhand Market as Ether Price Declines

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 19:00

GPU Miners Hit Secondhand Market as Ether Price Declines The economics of the ethereum blockchain are having an impact on other markets, according to news reports.

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GPU Miners Hit Secondhand Market as Ether Price Gains Taper Off

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 19:00

GPU Miners Hit Secondhand Market as Ether Price Gains Taper Off The economics of the ethereum blockchain are having an impact on other markets, according to news reports.

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Alphabay Phisher Makes $1 Million in 14 Months Stealing Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 17. 18:18

Alphabay Phisher Makes $1 Million in 14 Months Stealing Bitcoins

A deep web hacker operating under the pseudonym of ‘Phishkingz’ has recently claimed to have generated over $1 million from phishing Alphabay accounts during the last 14 months. In a recent interview with Deepdotweb, Phishkingz details the methods that he uses when stealing bitcoins. Also Read: Law Enforcement Takes Down the Biggest Darknet Market on the

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Ripple's Distributed Ledger Network Passes 50-Validator Milestone

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 18:00

Ripple's Distributed Ledger Network Passes 50-Validator Milestone Swift competitor Ripple has grown its network to include nearly 60 validator nodes for ensuing the accuracy of the network.

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BIP91 Begins: Bitcoin's Miners Signal for Segwit2x Scaling Proposal Early

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 17:00

BIP91 Begins: Bitcoin's Miners Signal for Segwit2x Scaling Proposal Early Bitcoin's miners weren't expected to start signaling for the controversial scaling proposal Segwit2x until July 21st, but some are already moving to show their support in advance of another round of software testing. As of today, about 43% of bitcoin's mining power is now signaling support for the change, including AntPool, BitClub, Bixin, BTC.com and BitFury – and other mining […]

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Bitcoin's Miners Signal for Segwit2x Scaling Proposal Early

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 17:00

Bitcoin's Miners Signal for Segwit2x Scaling Proposal Early In a surprise move, bitcoin's mining community has begun to signal for a controversial code upgrade called Segwit2x by way of a proposal called BIP91.

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Crypto Assets Bounce Back Above $70 Billion Amid Day of Gains

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 15:30

Crypto Assets Bounce Back Above $70 Billion Amid Day of Gains The cryptocurrency markets saw notable gains today after a weekend in which prices dropped broadly across the asset class.

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Nuco Builds Tokenized Blockchain 'Bridge' for Enterprise Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 15:00

Nuco Builds Tokenized Blockchain 'Bridge' for Enterprise Applications Nuco, a startup founded by a group of former Deloitte employees, has released a new white paper detailing its latest blockchain initiative.

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PR: ACT Is NGO 2.0 – Bringing Power Back to the People

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 17. 14:00

PR: ACT Is NGO 2.0 – Bringing Power Back to the People

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. ACT, an Ethereum blockchain based social action platform, is powered by

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CNBC, Roubini Veteran Ash Bennington Joins CoinDesk as First-Ever Markets Lead

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 14:00

CNBC, Roubini Veteran Ash Bennington Joins CoinDesk as First-Ever Markets Lead CoinDesk, the leader in blockchain news, is excited to announce the latest addition to its New York-based editorial team.

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GAW Miners CEO 'Will Plead Guilty' to Wire Fraud Charge

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 13:01

GAW Miners CEO 'Will Plead Guilty' to Wire Fraud Charge The former CEO of defunct cryptocurrency mining company GAW Miners is likely to plead guilty to a federal wire fraud charge later this week.

Source

Viabtc Launching Bitcoin Cash Token and Mining Pool for Bitcoin ABC

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 17. 12:10

Viabtc Launching Bitcoin Cash Token and Mining Pool for Bitcoin ABC

Major mining pool and bitcoin exchange Viabtc has announced the launch of their new mining pool designed for “Bitcoin Cash” (BCC). These tokens are the result of plans to hard fork Bitcoin and run the Bitcoin ABC client. Also read: Segwit2x Beta Released and New UAHF Code Proposal `ABC´ Removes 1MB-Limit Viabtc Introduces the Bitcoin

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China's Chief Justice Gets Blockchain Briefing in Trip to Guiyang

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 12:00

China's Chief Justice Gets Blockchain Briefing in Trip to Guiyang China's chief justice and president of the Supreme People's Court was reportedly briefed on ongoing blockchain projects last week.

Source

China's Chief Justice Gets Blockchain Briefing in Trip to Guiyang Courts

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 12:00

China's Chief Justice Gets Blockchain Briefing in Trip to Guiyang Courts China's chief justice and president of the Supreme People's Court was reportedly briefed on ongoing blockchain projects last week.

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Blockchain and Aid: It's About More Than Efficiency

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 11:00

Blockchain and Aid: It's About More Than Efficiency A closer look at how blockchain efforts could make a real difference in the world of charities and aid distribution.

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PR: Gimli – Decentralized Live Stream Bets and Interactions

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 17. 11:00

PR: Gimli – Decentralized Live Stream Bets and Interactions

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. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Gimli is the decentralized application for

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A Brief Glimpse Into the Lives of Chinese Bitcoin Miners

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 17. 07:00

A Brief Glimpse Into the Lives of Chinese Bitcoin Miners

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at a bitcoin mining farm in China? Just recently two reports revealed the inner workings of Chinese bitcoin mines operating in the country’s Sichuan pr?vince. Also read: Japan’s Cryptocurrency Business Association Plans for August 1 Guidelines China’s Central Television’s Bitcoin Mining Facility Documentary Last week on July 11, China’s

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Bitcoin Meets DLT: Bitfury Releases 'Anchorable' Enterprise Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 17. 06:00

Bitcoin Meets DLT: Bitfury Releases 'Anchorable' Enterprise Blockchain Bitfury Group is announcing its first major step into the enterprise blockchain sector with the launch of its Exonum software solution.

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Mining Bitcoin Using Old Computers and Retro Gaming Consoles

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 17. 01:00

Mining Bitcoin Using Old Computers and Retro Gaming Consoles

Bitcoin mining has grown into a vast economy over the past few years as large ASIC-powered mining farms process transactions for the $32 billion dollar market. In the early days, people could mine bitcoins using their central processing units (CPU) and they still can, but the undertaking is extremely inefficient. However, a few people still

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Breadwallet’s Bitcoin Therapy Hotline Exceeds Expectations

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 16. 18:00

Breadwallet’s Bitcoin Therapy Hotline Exceeds Expectations

The first week with Breadwallet’s Bitcoin Therapy Hotline exceeded all expectations, announced Breadwallet CMO Aaron Lasher. He did not know what to expect when launching the hotline, according to bitcoin.com’s previous interview, but knew there had been a lot of negativity and vitriol permeating the ecosystem. He just wanted to find a way to inject some

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Cryptocurrency Market Nears 50% Decline From All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 16. 16:10

Cryptocurrency Market Nears 50% Decline From All-Time High Cryptocurrency markets continued to see big declines on Sunday as a broad sell-off impacted the asset class.

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Cryptocurrency Market Drops to Near 50% Decline From All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 16. 16:10

Cryptocurrency Market Drops to Near 50% Decline From All-Time High Cryptocurrency markets continued to see big declines on Sunday as a broad sell-off impacted the asset class.

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Crypto Market Nears 50% Decline From All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 16. 16:10

Crypto Market Nears 50% Decline From All-Time High Cryptocurrency markets continued to see big declines on Sunday as a broad sell-off impacted the asset class.

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Crypto Market Nears 50% Fall From All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 16. 16:10

Crypto Market Nears 50% Fall From All-Time High Cryptocurrency markets continued to see big declines on Sunday as a broad sell-off impacted the asset class.

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Japan’s Cryptocurrency Business Association Plans for August 1 Guidelines

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 16. 14:00

Japan’s Cryptocurrency Business Association Plans for August 1 Guidelines

This week we reported on upcoming events that might be taking place on August 1, concerning potential interruptions connecting to the Bitcoin network. Now the Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association made up of various regional exchanges is preparing to draft service suspension directives for bitcoin users in the country for that specific date. Also read: Mining, Merchants,

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Ex-LG Security Officer Targets Ad Privacy with Blockchain Search Engine

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 16. 13:30

Ex-LG Security Officer Targets Ad Privacy with Blockchain Search Engine A startup founded by a former chief security officer at LG is launching a blockchain-based advertising system that rewards users for their data.

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To the Moon? Blockchain's Big Hiring Crunch Could Last Years

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 16. 13:00

To the Moon? Blockchain's Big Hiring Crunch Could Last Years The world may be buzzing about blockchain and its recent influx of ICO-based capital, but a lack of skilled developers threatens to hold up growth.

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To the Moon? Blockchain's Hiring Crunch Could Last Years

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 16. 13:00

To the Moon? Blockchain's Hiring Crunch Could Last Years The world may be buzzing about blockchain and its recent influx of ICO-based capital, but a lack of skilled developers threatens to hold up growth.

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Possible Bitcoin Network Spam Attack is One User’s Moby Dick

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 16. 10:04

Possible Bitcoin Network Spam Attack is One User’s Moby Dick

A Twitter user named LaurentMT has been battling his very own “Moby Dick.” He implied the White Whale has come in the form of a spam attack on the network, which has caused blocks to consume too many utxos (unspent transaction outputs) in the system in recent weeks. The user commented on Twitter in a series of charts, primarily containing information

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MIT Study Shows Exclusivity Encourages Greater Bitcoin Adoption

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 16. 01:00

MIT Study Shows Exclusivity Encourages Greater Bitcoin Adoption

MIT launched a study in 2014 that showed early adopters help to spread new technology throughout society, if they feel they have exclusive access to it. The study’s official research paper was released on Friday, which was published in Science. The experimenters used bitcoin as the “new technology” in the study. Also read: Paul Sztorc Suggests Revising Bitcoin’s Scaling Roadmap

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Central Bank of Albania Lists Five Most Important Bitcoin Risks in Public Warning

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 15. 18:00

Central Bank of Albania Lists Five Most Important Bitcoin Risks in Public Warning

The central bank of Albania issued a public announcement on Thursday, warning citizens of the risks related to the use of digital currencies such as bitcoin. It includes five of what the bank considers the “most important” risks associated with digital currencies for Albania. Also read: India’s Supreme Court Seeks Answers as Bitcoin Legalization Focus Turns

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Markets Update: Bears Drag the Bitcoin Price Down to New Lows

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 15. 16:35

Markets Update: Bears Drag the Bitcoin Price Down to New Lows

This week the price of bitcoin has been descending downwards following a bearish trendline and is currently hovering just around the US$2000 range. The price started its downtrend on July 10 after staying around the $2550 territory for a few days, but subsequently started dropping to a low of $2225 on July 14. At press time the

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Bitcoin Price Drops Below $2,000 as Crypto Markets Fall Toward $70 Billion

CoinDesk

2017. Jul. 15. 16:15

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $2,000 as Crypto Markets Fall Toward $70 Billion The price of bitcoin hit a 49-day low today, falling below $2,000 for the first time in weeks amid a broad sell-off across crypto assets. The value of the total supply of all cryptocurrencies and crypto assets tracked similarly, dropping to $72bn, a figure that was 37 percent lower than its all-time high of $115bn […]

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Swissquote Partners with Bitstamp to Offer Bitcoin Trading to 200,000+ Customers

Bitcoin News

2017. Jul. 15. 15:00

Swissquote Partners with Bitstamp to Offer Bitcoin Trading to 200,000+ Customers

Switzerland’s leading provider of online financial and trading services, Swissquote Bank, has partnered with bitcoin exchange Bitstamp to offer bitcoin trading on its platform, available to 200,000+ private and institutional investors. Also read: India’s Supreme Court Seeks Answers as Bitcoin Legalization Focus Turns to Taxation Bitcoin Trading Launched by Swiss Regulated Bank Switzerland’s leading online financial

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