University Business School ESMT Berlin Now Accepting Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 07. 18:00

University Business School ESMT Berlin Now Accepting Bitcoin

The international business school ESMT Berlin has just announced it will be accepting bitcoin for tuition and degree certification. The school will be the first German University to accept cryptocurrency as payment. Also read: Local Chinese Government Helps Fund Blockchain Startup ESMT Berlin Accepting Bitcoin a ‘Logical Consequence of Digitalization’ ESMT Berlin is a leading business

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Bitcoin Price Could Triple in 2017, Saxo Bank Says in 'Outrageous' Prediction

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 07. 15:28

Bitcoin Price Could Triple in 2017, Saxo Bank Says in 'Outrageous' Prediction Danish investment bank Saxobank has an “outrageous” prediction for 2017: the price of bitcoin could triple.

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Really good talk and good points made.

Bitbargain.com

2016. Dec. 07. 14:59

Really good talk and good points made.

Really good talk and good points made.

Is Your Blockchain Token a Security? Coinbase Leads Legal Framework Launch

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 07. 14:59

Is Your Blockchain Token a Security? Coinbase Leads Legal Framework Launch Though a black-and-white issues for many enthusiasts, from a legal perspective, innovation with cryptocurrencies and blockchains remains in the regulatory gray. That the technology – and its innovators – still face a risk when seeking to launch solutions in the market is front and center in a new legal framework released today. Led by blockchain […]

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Circle Cuts Bitcoin Buying and Selling in Product Pivot

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 07. 13:28

Circle Cuts Bitcoin Buying and Selling in Product Pivot Circle Internet Financial has announced it will no longer allow customers to buy and sell bitcoin.

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Zcash Price Continues Downward Spiral Below $50

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 07. 12:54

Zcash Price Continues Downward Spiral Below $50 Zcash (ZEC) prices fell below $50 for the first time ever on 6th December, less than two months after the token's launch.

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Zcash Price Continues Downward Spiral to Sub-$50 Levels

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 07. 12:54

Zcash Price Continues Downward Spiral to Sub-$50 Levels Zcash (ZEC) prices fell below $50 for the first time ever on 6th December, less than two months after the token's launch.

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Federal Reserve Report Says Private Ledgers Better Than Open

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 07. 12:00

Federal Reserve Report Says Private Ledgers Better Than Open

The U.S. Federal Reserve is showing strong interest in attributes of distributed ledger technology (DLT). The private central banking entity has just released a paper that explores the agencies research on blockchain based settlement. Also read: Four Countries Priming Bitcoin Demand Worldwide Federal Reserve Research Team Paper Focuses on Blockchain Technology The report issued by the

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'Big Four' Firm Deloitte Invests in First Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 07. 02:08

'Big Four' Firm Deloitte Invests in First Blockchain Startup Professional services firm Deloitte invested in its first blockchain startup today, revealing it is backing SETL.

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Migrant Workers Attract Remittance Startup Bitspark to Southeast Asia

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 07. 01:00

Migrant Workers Attract Remittance Startup Bitspark to Southeast Asia

Hong Kong-based Bitspark Limited, a bitcoin remittance company, has announced a new partnership with Malaysian Vitaxel Group. Vitaxel Group, which specializes in multi-level marketing, has more than 5000 distributors in 16 Asian countries. And together, they aim to expand the bitcoin remittance services throughout Southeast Asia (S.E.A). Remittance in Hong Kong Currently, Bitspark provides bitcoin

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ECB, Bank of Japan Launch Joint Distributed Ledger Research Effort

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 23:47

ECB, Bank of Japan Launch Joint Distributed Ledger Research Effort The European Central Bank is weighing the use of distributed ledger tech in partnership with Japan’s central bank.

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Hackers Steal Over $300k From One of Blockchain's Biggest VCs

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 22:38

Hackers Steal Over $300k From One of Blockchain's Biggest VCs A notable blockchain industry investor was hacked today.

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Hackers Stole Over $300k From a Blockchain VC Today (And Attacks May Continue)

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 22:38

Hackers Stole Over $300k From a Blockchain VC Today (And Attacks May Continue) A notable blockchain industry investor was hacked today.

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Hackers Stole Over $300k From a Blockchain VC Today (And Attacks May Go On)

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 22:38

Hackers Stole Over $300k From a Blockchain VC Today (And Attacks May Go On) A notable blockchain industry investor was hacked today.

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Chinese P2P Lending Platform Joins Hyperledger Project

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 06. 21:00

Chinese P2P Lending Platform Joins Hyperledger Project

The Linux-led Hyperledger Project recently announced a partnership with Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) platform Dianrong.com. The company will utilize blockchain technology to further the platform’s future progression. Also read: Third Blockchain Project Joins Hyperledger Incubator Hyperledger Partners With P2P Lender Dianrong.com Achieving 100 Active Members Open source distributed ledger project Hyperledger recently revealed six new alliances including

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Russia's Controversial Bitcoin Bill Could See Further Delays

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 19:52

Russia's Controversial Bitcoin Bill Could See Further Delays Russia’s finance ministry is reportedly looking to introduce a bill regulating cryptocurrency sometime next year.

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Austria's Erste Bank Awards Ethereum Projects in Startup Contest

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 18:21

Austria's Erste Bank Awards Ethereum Projects in Startup Contest Two ethereum projects won plaudits at a recent startup contest sponsored by Austria-based Erste Bank.

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SAP Talks Up Africa Blockchain With 2017 Conference

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 06. 18:00

SAP Talks Up Africa Blockchain With 2017 Conference

International tech firm SAP is set to increase its Blockchain commitment as the main sponsor of the 2017 Blockchain Africa conference in Johannesburg. Also read: Russia, South Africa Join to Develop Blockchain Tech SAP: Blockchain Africa ‘Great for Rethinking Business’ Blockchain Africa, now in its third year, seeks to highlight the potential Blockchain technology holds for African business. According to

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Donald Trump's Transition is a Trial Run for Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 16:00

Donald Trump's Transition is a Trial Run for Smart Contracts With the incoming president hinting that he will deregulate many industries, how can blockchain devs stop their code being trapped in the past?

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Overstock Faces Investor Hurdles Ahead of Blockchain Stock Sale

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 15:02

Overstock Faces Investor Hurdles Ahead of Blockchain Stock Sale Overstock is lending a hand to broker-dealers as it inches closer to its blockchain-powered stock issuance.

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Overstock Faces Investor Hurdles Ahead of Blockchain Stock Sale

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 15:00

Overstock Faces Investor Hurdles Ahead of Blockchain Stock Sale Overstock is lending a hand to broker-dealers as it inches closer to its blockchain-powered stock issuance.

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BNY Mellon Shakes Up Treasury Unit for Blockchain Focus

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 14:06

BNY Mellon Shakes Up Treasury Unit for Blockchain Focus BNY Mellon’s treasury unit has organized a new innovation group aimed at investigating and testing new technologies like blockchain.

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Why I'm Taking Bitcoin Profits Amid Potential Price Resistance

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 12:58

Why I'm Taking Bitcoin Profits Amid Potential Price Resistance Analyst Tuur Demeester discusses his recent bitcoin trading strategy in light of recent price resistance.

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Why I'm Taking Profits Amid Bitcoin Price Resistence

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 06. 12:58

Why I'm Taking Profits Amid Bitcoin Price Resistence Analyst Tuur Demeester discusses his recent bitcoin trading strategy in light of recent price resistance.

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Malaysia Bitcoin Trading Volumes Rise as Capital Controls Tighten

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 06. 12:00

Malaysia Bitcoin Trading Volumes Rise as Capital Controls Tighten

Over the past few years, Malaysia has imposed tight regulations on money transmission, remittances, and other financial operations, effectively complicating international payments and trading of foreign reserve currencies. These regulations have led to a rapid development of the Malaysian bitcoin market increasing demand for the cryptocurrency. Malaysia has previously had weak and poor Bitcoin infrastructure

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Mine Digital Currency From Your TV Box With BlockCDN

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 06. 09:19

Mine Digital Currency From Your TV Box With BlockCDN

This is a paid press release and should be treated as advertising and promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor supports this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, within the press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to thepromoted company or any of its

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Vietnam May See Virtual Currency Regulation Soon

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 06. 06:01

Vietnam May See Virtual Currency Regulation Soon

According to the regional Vietnam publication VNEconomy, the country’s authorities and financial ministries will be regulating virtual currencies in the near future. Also read: Four Countries Priming Bitcoin Demand Worldwide Vietnam Prepares to Regulate Virtual Currencies The report details the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is becoming widely used worldwide. However, within this emerging

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Antonopoulos: Why Bitcoin Privacy is Understated

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 06. 03:00

Antonopoulos: Why Bitcoin Privacy is Understated

On a London Real Academy interview hosted by founder and host Brian Rose, security expert and digital currency expert Andreas Antonopoulos emphasized the importance of bitcoin privacy and how current banking systems are negatively impacting the general population. Also read: Andreas Antonopoulos: ‘The Open Blockchain Will Change This World’ Recently, India and Spain have been two

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Bitcoin’s Price Teasing Towards New Highs

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 06. 01:00

Bitcoin’s Price Teasing Towards New Highs

The past two weeks has seen Bitcoin’s price value soaring to new levels since Bitcoin.com’s last price trend analysis. The fiat value per BTC came very close to this past June’s high but fell short at $778 on December 2. Since then, the cryptocurrency’s price has dipped roughly 2.3% to a low of $748 at

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Ethereum's Woes Continue as Price Sinks to 9-Month Low

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 23:00

Ethereum's Woes Continue as Price Sinks to 9-Month Low Ether (ETH) prices fell to a nine-month low on 5th December, extending losses suffered in recent weeks.

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Ethereum's Price Woes Continue as Digital Currency Sinks to 9-Month Low

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 23:00

Ethereum's Price Woes Continue as Digital Currency Sinks to 9-Month Low Ether (ETH) prices fell to a nine-month low on 5th December, extending losses suffered in recent weeks.

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New OCC Charter Could Give Bitcoin Exchanges Special Bank Status

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 21:48

New OCC Charter Could Give Bitcoin Exchanges Special Bank Status New regulation proposed by the US OCC could give bitcoin exchanges and other fintech companies the ability to apply for a new charter.

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New Developments in Quantum Computing Impact Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 05. 21:00

New Developments in Quantum Computing Impact Bitcoin

Quantum computing might be closer than we thought, thanks to a series of newly developed scientific methods. Furthermore, a new implementation of Shor’s algorithm increases the urgency of getting Bitcoin ready for the advent of quantum computing.  Also read: NIST Starts Developing Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards Quantum Computing Breakthroughs At present, Bitcoin is obviously resistant to

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US Federal Reserve Releases First Distributed Ledger Research Paper

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 19:22

US Federal Reserve Releases First Distributed Ledger Research Paper The US Federal Reserve has released a new working paper on blockchain and distributed ledger tech.

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Malta Stock Exchange Lays Groundwork for Blockchain Testing

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 18:11

Malta Stock Exchange Lays Groundwork for Blockchain Testing Malta’s stock exchange is in the early stages of experimenting with blockchain-based trading.

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New Banking Charters for US Fintech Startups Coming

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 05. 18:00

New Banking Charters for US Fintech Startups Coming

Regulators are planning for new banking licenses for fintech startups across the U.S., said Comptroller of the Currency, Thomas J. Curry last week. The measure will affect startups dealing with lending, virtual currency payments, and deposits. Also read: Enjoy the Holidays with This 2016 Bitcoin Gift Guide National Charters for Responsible Innovators The Office of the Comptroller

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US Commerce Department to Discuss Blockchain Copyright

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 16:00

US Commerce Department to Discuss Blockchain Copyright US officials to discuss using blockchain for copyright management.

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US Commerce Department to Discuss Blockchain Copyright

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 15:58

US Commerce Department to Discuss Blockchain Copyright US officials to discuss using blockchain for copyright management.

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Intel is Winning Over Blockchain Critics By Reimagining Bitcoin's DNA

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 15:15

Intel is Winning Over Blockchain Critics By Reimagining Bitcoin's DNA A look at Intel's project inspired by bitcoin's proof-of-work.

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The Blockchain Milestone You May Have Missed

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 13:39

The Blockchain Milestone You May Have Missed CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues one of last week's most important blockchain developments may have been overlooked.

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Japan's Central Bank is 'Test-Driving' Distributed Ledgers

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 12:42

Japan's Central Bank is 'Test-Driving' Distributed Ledgers A senior Bank of Japan official revealed details about the bank's blockchain work.

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Japan's Central Bank is 'Test-Driving Distributed Ledgers'

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 05. 12:42

Japan's Central Bank is 'Test-Driving Distributed Ledgers' A senior Bank of Japan official revealed details about the bank's blockchain work.

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Last Week was Bitcoin’s ‘Busiest Week Ever’

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 05. 12:00

Last Week was Bitcoin’s ‘Busiest Week Ever’

During the last week of November the blockchain-monitoring company Blockchain announced Bitcoin had its “busiest” week ever, with over 2 million transactions processed. Also read: Central Bank of Germany Reveals Functional Securities Blockchain Blockchain Reports Busiest Week and Network Congestion November has been a busy month for the decentralized currency bitcoin, as adoption has been on the

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Enjoy the Holidays with This 2016 Bitcoin Gift Guide

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 05. 04:00

Enjoy the Holidays with This 2016 Bitcoin Gift Guide

2016 is coming to a close, Christmas is coming up and bitcoin is, yet again, one of the year’s best performing assets. So, it’s time to get some gifts. There are lots of bitcoin-themed gifts out there and this gift guide presents some of the more interesting ones. Also read: Four Countries Priming Bitcoin Demand Worldwide

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Four Countries Priming Bitcoin Demand Worldwide

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 04. 18:00

Four Countries Priming Bitcoin Demand Worldwide

The global economy is currently facing an enormous shift as many countries are burdened with massive debt, resource shortages, and failing fiat currencies. A lot of banks worldwide are folding while the central banks try to fix markets by printing vast sums of money and lowering interest rates. However, more and more global citizens are

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Evolution of Kadena, the First Real Private Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 04. 17:48

Evolution of Kadena, the First Real Private Blockchain George Samman outlines how the consensus algorithm achieved by Raft was finally fixed by its distant relative, Kadena.

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Illinois Breaks From New York With Blockchain Regulatory Approach

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 04. 16:14

Illinois Breaks From New York With Blockchain Regulatory Approach CoinDesk looks into Illinois' ambitious plan to guide the integration of blockchain technology within government operations.

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Illinois Seeks 'Light Touch' Blockchain Regulation With New Roadmap

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 04. 16:14

Illinois Seeks 'Light Touch' Blockchain Regulation With New Roadmap CoinDesk looks into Illinois' ambitious plan to guide the integration of blockchain technology within government operations.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma: “Everyone Should Have a Bank Account.”

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 04. 12:00

Alibaba’s Jack Ma: “Everyone Should Have a Bank Account.”

‘TechFin’ is a term coined by Jack Ma, the billionaire Chairman of Alibaba Group Holdings. TechFin came about as Ma envisions “everyone should have a bank account”. This vision is similar to that of the bitcoin community — that is, to bank the unbanked. As Ma brings forth his vision, what could be in store

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TechFin: Alibaba’s Jack Ma Notes “Everyone Should Have a Bank Account.”

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 04. 12:00

TechFin: Alibaba’s Jack Ma Notes “Everyone Should Have a Bank Account.”

‘TechFin’ is a term coined by Jack Ma, the billionaire Chairman of Alibaba Group Holdings. TechFin came about as Ma envisions “everyone should have a bank account”. This vision is similar to that of the bitcoin community — that is, to bank the unbanked. As Ma brings forth his vision, what could be in store

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Regulatory Pressure Forces BitLendingClub to Close

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 04. 01:00

Regulatory Pressure Forces BitLendingClub to Close

Bitcoin-based P2P loans company BitLendingClub has officially announced its closing operations. The startup announced its departure via its blog, stating “regulatory pressures” forced the decision. Also read: Central Bank of Germany Reveals Functional Securities Blockchain BitLendingClub Shutting Down Due to Regulations In a letter to customers on December 1, the company BitLendingClub advised it will be shutting down.

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Finland’s Central Bank Explores Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 03. 18:00

Finland’s Central Bank Explores Blockchain Technology

Last week the Bank of Finland joined the growing list of worldwide central banks interested in blockchain technology. Finland’s central bank, collaborating with the Ministry of Finance, held a seminar which discussed the possibilities offered by distributed ledgers. Bank of Finland Hosts Blockchain Seminar On November 24 the Bank of Finland gathered together with the country’s

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What the IRS Summons Will Mean for Coinbase Users

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 03. 17:54

What the IRS Summons Will Mean for Coinbase Users Tax expert Daniel Winters explores the bigger picture behind the IRS summons for Coinbase data.

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Bitcoin Prices Surge Past $770 But Fall Just Short of 2016 High

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 03. 15:31

Bitcoin Prices Surge Past $770 But Fall Just Short of 2016 High Bitcoin prices neared $780 this week, coming within 1% of their annual high after lingering above $700 for more than two weeks.

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Inside Fintech Seoul Reveals Full Conference Program

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 03. 12:00

Inside Fintech Seoul Reveals Full Conference Program

Rising Media, Bitcoin.com and 3DR Holdings recently announced the full program lineup for this year’s upcoming Inside Fintech event in Seoul at KINTEX. The event takes place on December 8-9, focusing on the rise of fintech, digital currency solutions, and blockchain innovation. Also read: Italian Referendum Could Send Global Investors to Bitcoin    Inside Fintech Seoul Reveals

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Mastercard Gets Serious With Four Blockchain Patents

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 03. 01:00

Mastercard Gets Serious With Four Blockchain Patents

Recently Bitcoin.com reported on the multinational financial services firm Mastercard releasing blockchain APIs. Now the payment processing company is filing for four blockchain patents.   Also read: Visa Invites Lenders to Test Blockchain Payment System Mastercard Files Patents for Blockchain-Based Settlement Mastercard is taking the blockchain phenomenon very seriously. Just a few weeks after revealing its developer-focused blockchain

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Ether Prices Plunge To 7-Month Low

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 02. 23:50

Ether Prices Plunge To 7-Month Low Ether prices dove to a seven-month low earlier today.

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Russian Tax Office Updates Legal Stance On Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 02. 21:00

Russian Tax Office Updates Legal Stance On Bitcoin

A Russian Federal Tax Service Letter released a few weeks ago spelled out issues – including an implied statement that cryptocurrencies are not illegal – amongst others that affect the legal status of cryptocurrencies moving forward. Also read: Sberbank CEO Shares His Bitcoin Experiences Russian Blockchain Conference Sparks Federal Tax Service Letter Concerning Virtual Currencies The legal implications of

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Coders Named After Harry Potter Characters Join Bitcoin’s 'Mimblewimble'

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 02. 18:54

Coders Named After Harry Potter Characters Join Bitcoin’s 'Mimblewimble' One of bitcoin's more forward-looking projects has attracted a group of developers who are using some obscure names from the Harry Potter series.

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China Snoops on Transactions as Great Firewall Shifts West

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 02. 18:00

China Snoops on Transactions as Great Firewall Shifts West

China has stepped up controls over transactions in a bid to reduce capital outflow amid a waning yuan – yet bitcoin activity continues. Also read: Trump’s Trade War With China Could Boost Chinese Bitcoin Demand China: More Barriers To Fiat Transactions The country’s regulator, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) in the past week announced spot

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Smart Contracts Startup Hires Cryptographer Lisa Yin

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 02. 17:47

Smart Contracts Startup Hires Cryptographer Lisa Yin Smart contracts startup Symbiont has hired cryptographer Lisa Yin as its new chief security officer.

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R3's Corda Code Debut Draws Mixed Response

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 02. 16:55

R3's Corda Code Debut Draws Mixed Response The launch of blockchain consortium R3CEV's open-source Corda platform is receiving mixed responses.

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Coinbase Seeks Patent for Bitcoin Private Key Security System

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 02. 14:51

Coinbase Seeks Patent for Bitcoin Private Key Security System Bitcoin and ether exchange startup Coinbase is seeking a patent for a security system for bitcoin private keys.

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Bitcoin Loan Platform BitLendingClub to Shut Down

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 02. 14:06

Bitcoin Loan Platform BitLendingClub to Shut Down Peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform BitLendingClub has announced that it is shutting down next year.

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Bitcoin Loan Platform BitLendingClub Announces Shutdown

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 02. 14:06

Bitcoin Loan Platform BitLendingClub Announces Shutdown Peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform BitLendingClub has announced that it is shutting down next year.

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Royal Mint Announces Gold-Backed Blockchain Settlement

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 02. 12:00

Royal Mint Announces Gold-Backed Blockchain Settlement

One of the UK’s oldest bullion producers and the entity that strikes British coins, the Royal Mint has just announced a gold-backed blockchain effort. In partnership with one of the world’s largest options and futures firm CME Group, the two companies aim to release its blockchain project in 2017. Also read: Blockchain-Based Gold Settlement is Coming

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India’s Mahindra Group Develops Blockchain With IBM

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 02. 01:00

India’s Mahindra Group Develops Blockchain With IBM

IBM and the India-based multinational Mahindra Group have announced the development of a blockchain solution aimed at the supply chain. The project will be the first of its kind in India outside of the banking sector, with a mission to enhance security and transparency between supplier-to-manufacturer trade. Also read: Central Bank of Germany Reveals Functional Securities

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The Bitcoin Price Keeps Breaching $750

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 01. 23:21

The Bitcoin Price Keeps Breaching $750 Bitcoin surpassed $750 on 1st December, rising past this key psychological level but failing to reach $755.

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Bitcoin Price Keeps Breaching $750

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 01. 23:21

Bitcoin Price Keeps Breaching $750 Bitcoin surpassed $750 on 1st December, rising past this key psychological level but failing to reach $755.

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Local Chinese Government Helps Fund Blockchain Startup

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 01. 21:00

Local Chinese Government Helps Fund Blockchain Startup

The Chinese government has had a keen eye on distributed ledger technology for quite some time. Now the government of Nanjing City has granted a blockchain startup Bankledger  1.5 million yuan, according to regional publication and forum 8btc.com. The grant represents the country’s first local government-funded blockchain project. The fact of the matter is — China

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How Developers Are Responding to Ethereum's Unexpected Fork

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 01. 18:59

How Developers Are Responding to Ethereum's Unexpected Fork An unintentional split of the network was the latest event to shake ethereum.

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Finland's Central Bank Organizes Blockchain Event

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 01. 18:01

Finland's Central Bank Organizes Blockchain Event Finland’s central bank co-organized a seminar on blockchain last week.

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Corda Blasted as R3 Fail Funding Goals

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 01. 18:00

Corda Blasted as R3 Fail Funding Goals

Several multi-billion dollar banks including Goldman Sachs, Santander and Morgan Stanley have officially left the R3 blockchain consortium, an organization established by R3CEV to focus on the development of industry standard blockchain-based systems. Also read: Italian Referendum Could Send Global Investors to Bitcoin R3 CEV Shake Up Sees Member Banks Leave Consortium A few days after

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Australian Digital Currency Advocates Launch Self-Regulation Effort

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 01. 16:43

Australian Digital Currency Advocates Launch Self-Regulation Effort Digital currency advocates in Australia have launched a new code of conduct initiative aimed at promoting self-regulation.

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Major Japanese Banks Seek Lower Costs With Blockchain Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 01. 14:59

Major Japanese Banks Seek Lower Costs With Blockchain Payments A group of major Japanese banks has published the first results of a blockchain interbank payments trial.

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China's Huiyin Group Launches $20 Million Bitcoin Fund

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 01. 14:10

China's Huiyin Group Launches $20 Million Bitcoin Fund Multibillion-dollar investment company Huiyin Group has launched a $20m bitcoin-focused investment fund.

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Zcash Prices Are Finally Beginning to Show Some Stability

CoinDesk

2016. Dec. 01. 13:30

Zcash Prices Are Finally Beginning to Show Some Stability Zcash (ZEC) price movements enjoyed relative stability on 30th November, contrasting with its volatile early history.

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Italian Referendum Could Send Global Investors to Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 01. 12:00

Italian Referendum Could Send Global Investors to Bitcoin

This year’s Brexit vote caused turbulent economic times for European residents, as many sovereign currencies and stocks plunged. During this period, the British exit from the EU caused Bitcoin’s value to spike as many turned to the decentralized currency as an economic safe haven. On December 4, the cryptocurrency’s price may rise again as the

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Mainstreet Investment: A New Venture for Post-Prison Charlie Shrem

Bitcoin News

2016. Dec. 01. 01:00

Mainstreet Investment: A New Venture for Post-Prison Charlie Shrem

When Charlie Shrem was released from prison he was bombarded with hundreds of emails, according to the long-time entrepreneur and Bitcoin advocate. One, however, stood out. It began: “I am working on a private equity and portfolio management project on the blockchain.” Also read: Legislator Mulls Regulation for Internet of Things “It’s like saying I’m working

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A Judge Just Cleared the Way for the IRS to Seek Coinbase Customer Data

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 23:41

A Judge Just Cleared the Way for the IRS to Seek Coinbase Customer Data The IRS can serve bitcoin and ether exchange startup Coinbase with a summons for information about its users, a federal judge has ordered.

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A Judge Just Cleared the Way for the IRS to Request Coinbase User Records

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 23:41

A Judge Just Cleared the Way for the IRS to Request Coinbase User Records The IRS can serve bitcoin and ether exchange startup Coinbase with a summons for information about its users, a federal judge has ordered.

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A Judge Just Approved the IRS Request to Seek Coinbase's User Records

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 23:41

A Judge Just Approved the IRS Request to Seek Coinbase's User Records The IRS can serve bitcoin and ether exchange startup Coinbase with a summons for information about its users, a federal judge has ordered.

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Blockchain Works and Reduces Costs: Japanese Banking Industry Report

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 23:00

Blockchain Works and Reduces Costs: Japanese Banking Industry Report

Japan’s Blockchain Study Group, consisting of four large financial and accounting firms, today published a report on how blockchain technology will affect their industry. Local bitcoin exchange bitFlyer assisted the group by building an interbank transaction prototype. Also read: Legislator Mulls Regulation for Internet of Things Report Acknowledges Bitcoin’s Contribution The Blockchain Study Group (BSG) formed in

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Japan Exchange Group Expands Blockchain Trials

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 20:36

Japan Exchange Group Expands Blockchain Trials The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has formed a consortium between several companies within its umbrella to test a blockchain proof-of-concept.

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Japan Exchange Group Expands Blockchain Trading Trial

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 20:36

Japan Exchange Group Expands Blockchain Trading Trial The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has formed a consortium between several companies within its umbrella to test a blockchain proof-of-concept.

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Illinois Unveils Blockchain Policy in Bid to Attract Industry Innovators

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

Illinois Unveils Blockchain Policy in Bid to Attract Industry Innovators The State of Illinois today announced an ambitious plan to encourage government and private sector blockchain innovation.

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Illinois Unveils Expansive Blockchain Policy in Bid to Attract Innovators

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

Illinois Unveils Expansive Blockchain Policy in Bid to Attract Innovators The State of Illinois today announced an ambitious plan to encourage government and private sector blockchain innovation.

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Illinois Blockchain Initiative: US State Reveals New Policy to Attract Crypto Industry

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

Illinois Blockchain Initiative: US State Reveals New Policy to Attract Crypto Industry The State of Illinois today announced an ambitious plan to encourage government and private sector blockchain innovation.

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Illinois Blockchain Initiative: US State Reveals Policy to Attract Industry

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

Illinois Blockchain Initiative: US State Reveals Policy to Attract Industry The State of Illinois today announced an ambitious plan to encourage government and private sector blockchain innovation.

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Illinois Blockchain Initiative Unveiled: US State Reveals Sweeping Policy and Plan to Attract Innovators

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

Illinois Blockchain Initiative Unveiled: US State Reveals Sweeping Policy and Plan to Attract Innovators The State of Illinois today announced an ambitious plan to encourage government and private sector blockchain innovation.

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WikiLeaks Has Raised 4,000 BTC Since 2011

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 18:00

WikiLeaks Has Raised 4,000 BTC Since 2011

International whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks has published classified media and news leaks since it was founded in 2006. In 2011 – due to a payment blockade from traditional finance services – the nonprofit started accepting bitcoin. Since this time the group has accumulated a massive $2.9 million in bitcoin donations. WikiLeaks Has Raised 4,000 BTC in Donations WikiLeaks

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IBM Tests Blockchain for Supply Chain With India’s Mahindra Group

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 17:42

IBM Tests Blockchain for Supply Chain With India’s Mahindra Group Indian business conglomerate Mahindra Group is working with IBM to develop blockchain-based supply chain applications.

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Blockchain Pros Debate 'Looming Challenges' for Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 15:46

Blockchain Pros Debate 'Looming Challenges' for Smart Contracts Two "looming challenges" may stand between smart contract potential and actual widespread adoption.

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Hyperledger Blockchain Project Passes 100-Member Milestone

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 14:38

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Passes 100-Member Milestone The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger project has announced it now has 100 institutional members backing the open-source blockchain effort.

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SFMTA Black Friday Hack Demanded Bitcoin Ransom

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 14:00

SFMTA Black Friday Hack Demanded Bitcoin Ransom

What seemed like a Black Friday hack has revealed extortionists demanding bitcoin ransom. Last weekend, San Francisco public transit fare systems began to refuse commuters’ money. The hacker demanded 100 bitcoin from SFMTA to put its payment systems back in place to undo the revenue loss. Also read: Ransomware Fines Could Cost UK Business £122bn San Francisco Municipal Transportation

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WeChat-Inspired Wallets Are Coming to Ethereum

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 13:28

WeChat-Inspired Wallets Are Coming to Ethereum Ethereum will soon be getting a wallet with a WeChat-like interface.

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Central Bank of Germany Reveals Functional Securities Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 12:00

Central Bank of Germany Reveals Functional Securities Blockchain

The German central bank Deutsche Bundesbank, in partnership with Deutsche Börse, has revealed a functional blockchain prototype that trades securities. The Deutsche Börse Group, a marketplace organizer for settling shares and other securities, said the platform is more efficient than traditional standards. Also read: Gambling-Inspired Bitcoin Chips May Appeal to Chinese Market German Central Bank Is Developing

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R3 Releases Code for Distributed Ledger Tech Corda

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 10:35

R3 Releases Code for Distributed Ledger Tech Corda R3CEV, the startup behind the global bank consortium focused on distributed ledger applications, has open sourced the code for its Corda platform.

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Siemens Partners With LO3 Building Blockchain Microgrids

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 01:00

Siemens Partners With LO3 Building Blockchain Microgrids

The largest engineering corporation in Europe Siemens AG has recently announced an energy collaboration with fintech startup LO3 Energy to create blockchain microgrids. The blockchain protocol aims to enable energy trades facilitated by a distributed ledger platform.     Also read: Bitcoin and Its Blockchain Are Driving the Solar Energy Boom Siemens Pairs up With LO3 Energy

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Ether Prices Near 7-Month Low As Blockchain Issues Spook Investors

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 23:44

Ether Prices Near 7-Month Low As Blockchain Issues Spook Investors The price of ether (ETH) fell below $8 for the first time since April today, dropping to its lowest total in almost seven months. Overall, ether prices suffered slight fluctuations for the day's trading, falling to as little as $7.88 at 08:34 UTC. The decline in price followed a spate of tech challenges for the ethereum network, which recently suffered […]

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