'Lack of Interest': Freelance Market Fiverr Drops Bitcoin Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 23:00

'Lack of Interest': Freelance Market Fiverr Drops Bitcoin Payments Freelancer marketplace Fiverr has discontinued bitcoin payments, citing a lack of interest.

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Bitcoin Devs Are Feeling More Optimistic About MimbleWimble

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 21:45

Bitcoin Devs Are Feeling More Optimistic About MimbleWimble Work is advancing on a highly anticipated bitcoin project originally proposed by an anonymous cryptographer going under the French name of Harry Potter's nemesis. Named after one of the book series' spells, MimbleWimble has quickly became one of the more anticipated bitcoin R&D initiatives, since it is believed it could help improve upon the scalability and fungibility of bitcoin in […]

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Montréal Bitcoin ATM Stolen in Late-Night Robbery

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 18:36

Montréal Bitcoin ATM Stolen in Late-Night Robbery A late-night robbery in Montreal resulted in the theft of a bitcoin ATM, according to representatives at the shop where it was stored.

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Fierce Debate Only Natural In Open Source Developments Like Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 23. 18:00

Fierce Debate Only Natural In Open Source Developments Like Bitcoin

Bitcoin was released to the public as an open source project that allows anyone in the world to not only transact in a decentralized manner, but also help modify the code. Many open source projects like Linux have started with the source code followed by a myriad of alternative implementations. However, for some reason, in

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Nasdaq Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 16:00

Nasdaq Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’ Exchange operator Nasdaq has released its conclusions about a blockchain e-voting trial it conducted in Estonia last year.

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Bitcoin Options Firm LedgerX Crosses Key Launch Hurdle

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 15:15

Bitcoin Options Firm LedgerX Crosses Key Launch Hurdle Thanks to a recent venture capital infusion, bitcoin swaps firm LedgerX is closer to final approval from the CFTC to open for business.

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Deloitte Officially Opens Dublin Blockchain Lab

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 14:50

Deloitte Officially Opens Dublin Blockchain Lab Professional services firm Deloitte has officially opened its Dublin-based blockchain lab.

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China's Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading in Market Shake-Up

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 13:00

China's Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading in Market Shake-Up China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges have taken the combined decision to drop trading fees following central bank talks.

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China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 13:00

China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges have taken the combined decision to drop trading fees following central bank talks.

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China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Policy

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 13:00

China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Policy China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges have taken the combined decision to drop trading fees following central bank talks.

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Grayscale to Launch Ethereum Classic Trust, Modeled After Bitcoin Investment Trust

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 23. 12:00

Grayscale to Launch Ethereum Classic Trust, Modeled After Bitcoin Investment Trust

Grayscale Investments is gearing up to launch a new investment product for Ethereum Classic (ETC) in the first quarter of this year. This will be the second investment product for the company; the first was the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT). Bitcoin.com caught up with Grayscale CEO and founder, Barry Silbert, to find out more about

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Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 12:00

Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues a new small business blockchain effort out of the EU may have bigger implications than it seems.

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The Bitcoin Store Helps ‘Shibes For Socks’ Program

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 23. 01:00

The Bitcoin Store Helps ‘Shibes For Socks’ Program

The Bitcoin Store (store.bitcoin.com) is pleased to announce a charitable partnership with the Dogecoin community called the “Shibes For Socks” project. By working with the Los Angeles-based Love My Neighbor Foundation, the organizations have collaborated to deliver socks to the homeless within the region. Also read: Over 300 BTC in High Stake Jackpots Available at Bitcoin

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Big Changes Coming Within the Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Realm

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 22. 19:30

Big Changes Coming Within the Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Realm

There’s a lot of changes happening with Chinese bitcoin exchanges lately in light of the recent central bank inspections. Last week the top three exchanges within the region drastically changed margin lending services. Now more revelations have come to light as these companies plan on charging their customers trading fees starting at the end of

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QE and Capital Controls Create Worldwide Demand for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 22. 18:00

QE and Capital Controls Create Worldwide Demand for Bitcoin

Bitcoin had an incredible run in 2016, finally breaking $1,000 USD on New Year’s Day 2017. Many people are curious to find out why significant amounts of money found its way into the bitcoin economy over the past year. Two of the biggest reasons that are spurring bitcoin demand worldwide are bitcoin’s censorship resistance and

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Ethereum Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 22. 15:20

Ethereum Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You A new project envisions how motorists' lives could be made easier by automated payments over a blockchain.

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Blockchain Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 22. 15:20

Blockchain Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You A new project envisions how motorists' lives could be made easier by automated payments over a blockchain.

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Blockchain for Journalism: How a Big Funding Idea is Starting Small

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 22. 14:02

Blockchain for Journalism: How a Big Funding Idea is Starting Small As print newspapers suffer from the move to digital, and online ad revenues prove an insufficient funding model, could crypto-tokens fill the gap?

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Samourai Wallet Launches New Privacy Feature Ricochet

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 22. 12:00

Samourai Wallet Launches New Privacy Feature Ricochet

The developers of the privacy-centric bitcoin wallet, Samourai, have announced a new feature that claims to “improve fungibility and frustrate blockchain spies.” Also read: Cypherpunks Continue to Write Code as Governments Threaten Encryption Samourai Unveils a Premium Bitcoin Transaction Hop Service Launched in the spring 2015, the creators of the Samourai bitcoin wallet have been staunch advocates

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Making ‘EthereRum’ Distilled by a Bitcoin Miner

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 22. 01:00

Making ‘EthereRum’ Distilled by a Bitcoin Miner

Bitcoin mining could have an unexpected application in the booming spirits industry. Shortcuts to aging rum and whiskey are sought after, and experiments have included dumping oak chips into whiskey barrels, and artificially heating and cooling barrels to imitate the passing of seasons. Also Read: Bitcoin Mining Power Growing Bigger But Greener Electrical and computer

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Bitcoin Investment Trust Could IPO by October

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 18:00

Bitcoin Investment Trust Could IPO by October

Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) wants to be listed on NYSE Arca, according to a registration statement filed Friday with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is the second proposed Bitcoin investment trust listing on the exchange. The first, Solidx Bitcoin Trust, has yet to be approved by the SEC. Using Solidx as a model,

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Is Bitcoin App Abra Finally Ready for Its Big Debut?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 21. 16:45

Is Bitcoin App Abra Finally Ready for Its Big Debut? Abra CEO Bill Barhydt talks to CoinDesk about the bitcoin payments startup's long-awaited global rollout next month.

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Bitcoin Traders Adopt 'Wait and See' Stance As China Impact Fades

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 21. 15:52

Bitcoin Traders Adopt 'Wait and See' Stance As China Impact Fades Bitcoin prices stayed largely within specific ranges this week, as traders tended to sit on the sidelines.

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Over 300 BTC in High Stake Jackpots Available at Bitcoin Games

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 15:00

Over 300 BTC in High Stake Jackpots Available at Bitcoin Games

Bitcoin.com’s entertainment section, Bitcoin Games, has been growing very popular with new users joining daily, and the platform has seen a whole lot of winners. Just recently one of our players raked in over $6,000 worth of bitcoin playing the odds at our Roulette table. At the time of writing, the number of jackpots available at our

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Nigeria’s Bitcoin Interest Unwavering Despite Government Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 12:00

Nigeria’s Bitcoin Interest Unwavering Despite Government Crackdown

Nigeria has recently tightened control over bitcoin’s use. However, Bitcoin interest in the country remains strong despite the government’s efforts there. Also read: Nigerian SEC Associates Shady MLM Schemes Like Onecoin With Bitcoin  Government’s Crackdown Efforts Last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular to banks and other financial institutions requiring them to

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‘Covenants’ Mean You Can Burn Stolen Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 07:00

‘Covenants’ Mean You Can Burn Stolen Bitcoins

Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer thinks a bitcoin wallet model called ‘Covenants’ would disincentivize hackers by allowing the victim to ‘burn’ the compromised bitcoin after the hack; that is, destroy the bitcoin. Also Read: How to Choose the Right Bitcoin Wallet for Your Needs Bitcoin Bounty Because bitcoin transactions are final, there is a

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A Cannabis Industry Icon Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 03:00

A Cannabis Industry Icon Accepts Bitcoin

Earlier this week, a bill was introduced in Washington state to ban pot shops from accepting Bitcoin. Some of the biggest names in cannabis, however, have already dipped their toes into the digital currency market. One of the most storied functional glass makers in the history of glass (he’s done works for the Dalai Lama

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Again: Bigger Blocks Mean More Decentralization

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 23:30

Again: Bigger Blocks Mean More Decentralization

By Bitcoin.com CEO, Roger Ver (Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in August of 2015 and was immediately censored from /r/Bitcoin and several other places. The version below has been updated to recommend support for Bitcoin Unlimited.) Recently there has been an uproar in the Bitcoin community over a potential increase of the Bitcoin

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Considers Blockchain Settlement Upgrades

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 20:35

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Considers Blockchain Settlement Upgrades The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is looking to blockchain as it begins work on a next-generation transaction settlement system.

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Bitcoin Markets Muted as Donald Trump Becomes US President

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 19:30

Bitcoin Markets Muted as Donald Trump Becomes US President   When Donald Trump won the presidential election in November, the price of bitcoin jumped. Following his inauguration today – not so much. On 9th November, prices bounced more than 3% as Trump, the controversial businessman and Republican presidential nominee, secured the votes to clinch the election versus former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton. That […]

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Needham: Banning Does Not Prevent Bitcoin Adoption

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 18:00

Needham: Banning Does Not Prevent Bitcoin Adoption

Needham & Company LLC, released a note for investors Thursday on the ‘Economic and Financial Turmoil Driving Bitcoin Interest & Adoption’. The note discusses various indicators the firm believes would propel increased bitcoin adoption going forward, such as capital controls, demonetization, hyperinflation as well as bitcoin bans. Some factors may seem negative at first but

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EU Watchdog: Blockchain Security Should Be Concern For Finance Firms

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 16:30

EU Watchdog: Blockchain Security Should Be Concern For Finance Firms Financial firms need to be mindful of cybersecurity as they look to integrate blockchain, a top IT security agency for the European Union said.

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CoinDesk Research Poll: Will Blockchain Disrupt Venture Capital?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 15:44

CoinDesk Research Poll: Will Blockchain Disrupt Venture Capital? Will blockchain tech disrupt venture capital? CoinDesk is seeking your opinions on the state of blockchain-based token sales, also known as ICOs.

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Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve a Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 14:00

Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve a Bitcoin ETF The lawyer who helped craft Gemini's legal infrastructure predicts SEC approval for bitcoin ETFs probably won't happen soon.

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Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 14:00

Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF The lawyer who helped craft Gemini's legal infrastructure predicts SEC approval for bitcoin ETFs probably won't happen soon.

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Bid to Connect Ethereum and Zcash Blockchains Reaches New Milestone

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 13:00

Bid to Connect Ethereum and Zcash Blockchains Reaches New Milestone Work on integrating Zcash's privacy-focused tech with ethereum’s distributed applications platform has reached a notable new stage.

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Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day Two

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 12:00

Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day Two

The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) has finished up its final day in Miami. Day two showcased a wide array of great speakers educating the crowd about the many benefits of bitcoin and its surrounding technologies. Also read: Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day One Miami Bitcoin Conference – Day Two, Morning Sessions As

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The Industry's Critique of Illinois's Digital Currency Guidance is In

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 12:00

The Industry's Critique of Illinois's Digital Currency Guidance is In Commentators have largely supported the state of Illinois’s approach to regulating digital currencies, public documents reveal.

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What the Industry Thinks of Illinois's Digital Currency Guidance

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 12:00

What the Industry Thinks of Illinois's Digital Currency Guidance Commentators have largely supported the state of Illinois’s approach to regulating digital currencies, public documents reveal.

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Megaupload 2.0 Stalling but the Market Is Paying Attention

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 11:20

Megaupload 2.0 Stalling but the Market Is Paying Attention

The Bitcoin world has been abuzz the last few days over the much awaited launch of Megaupload 2.0. Very little information on the new platform has been released since the media covered the story last October. Megaupload Hits a Roadblock An announcement was expected today (January 20th) as this was the 5 year anniversary of the site being shut

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Blockstream Makes its Case for Bitcoin-Powered Private Blockchains

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 11:05

Blockstream Makes its Case for Bitcoin-Powered Private Blockchains Could Blockstream's Liquid project soon offer financial firms a better solution than standard private blockchains?

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Blockstream is Making a Case for a New Kind of Private Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 11:05

Blockstream is Making a Case for a New Kind of Private Blockchain Could Blockstream's Liquid project soon offer financial firms a better solution than standard private blockchains?

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Bitcoin is Tapping Into the Laws of Nature. Part 3.

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 07:00

Bitcoin is Tapping Into the Laws of Nature. Part 3.

Over Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we have come a long way to proving how disconnected the legacy financial system is to natural law. We have also seen how perfectly aligned bitcoin works with nature’s frameworks. Now let’s drive the point home by looking at 2 more fundamental laws of nature. Value Based

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Is Atomic Cross-Blockchain Interoperability the Future of Finance?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 01:00

Is Atomic Cross-Blockchain Interoperability the Future of Finance?

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts paint a picture of digital currency and interoperable blockchains as the future of finance. They envisage a day where blockchain utilities like blockchain explorers, wallet software, and peer-to-peer exchanges support a melange, digital ecosystem in which blockchains are compatible at the technical level. Also Read: With Segwit, Litecoin Faces (Soft) Fork in the

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Bitcoin Prices Spike Above $900 But Turbulence Remains

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 23:55

Bitcoin Prices Spike Above $900 But Turbulence Remains Bitcoin prices once again surpassed $900, exceeding this level in spite of the recent announcement that Huobi and OKCoin had stopped margin trading.

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Trump's 'Acting' CFTC Chair Details Vision for Blockchain Regulation

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 22:00

Trump's 'Acting' CFTC Chair Details Vision for Blockchain Regulation The new "acting commissioner" of the CFTC, Christopher Giancarlo, has laid out his vision for the future of blockchain regulations.

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Pakistan Set to Become a Major Bitcoin Hub

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 19. 18:00

Pakistan Set to Become a Major Bitcoin Hub

Pakistan is currently the seventh most populous country in the world with approximately 202 million residents. Today, the country exhibits many traits ripe for accelerated bitcoin adoption. Bitcoin.com discussed bitcoin trends in Pakistan with Danyal Manzar, the co-founder of Pakistan’s first and largest bitcoin trading platform, Urdubit. Also read: Polish Bitcoin Adoption Escalating with Strong Ecosystem 

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FINRA Believes Blockchain Could Impact its Regulatory Rules

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 17:00

FINRA Believes Blockchain Could Impact its Regulatory Rules FINRA, the self-regulatory organization for US brokers, could see some of its rules impacted by blockchain.

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Hyperledger Adds 'Cello' Blockchain Deployment Tool to Its Arsenal

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 15:15

Hyperledger Adds 'Cello' Blockchain Deployment Tool to Its Arsenal The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger initiative has added a new blockchain deployment tool to its growing pool of projects.

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Washington Lawmakers Are Trying to Keep Bitcoin Out of Pot Shops

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 14:33

Washington Lawmakers Are Trying to Keep Bitcoin Out of Pot Shops A new bill filed in the Washington State Senate seeks to prohibit local marijuana businesses from using digital currency.

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Questions Linger As China's Bitcoin Exchanges Halt Margin Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 13:25

Questions Linger As China's Bitcoin Exchanges Halt Margin Trading Huobi and OKCoin, two of the world's largest bitcoin exchange businesses by volume, have formally announced they have halted margin trading services.

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China's Big Three Bitcoin Exchanges Suspend Margin Trading, But Questions Remain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 13:25

China's Big Three Bitcoin Exchanges Suspend Margin Trading, But Questions Remain Huobi and OKCoin, two of the world's largest bitcoin exchange businesses by volume, have formally announced they have halted margin trading services.

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Market Infrastructure Giants to Tap DLT for Collateral Management

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 13:00

Market Infrastructure Giants to Tap DLT for Collateral Management Deutsche Börse and a number of central securities depositories are working to build a blockchain solution for collateral management.

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Monero Prices Are Forging Closer Ties to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 12:00

Monero Prices Are Forging Closer Ties to Bitcoin Monero prices plunged roughly 10% on 18th January, tracking a drop in bitcoin prices as the larger cryptocurrency suffered news-related declines.

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HSBC Taps Former Ripple CEO for Tech Advisory Board

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 11:00

HSBC Taps Former Ripple CEO for Tech Advisory Board HSBC has added the former CEO of distributed ledger startup Ripple to its newly minted technology advisory board.

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Network Alternative Bitcoin Unlimited Closing In On ‘Opponent’ Segwit Proposal

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 19. 10:30

Network Alternative Bitcoin Unlimited Closing In On ‘Opponent’ Segwit Proposal

The number of blocks mined using the alternative Bitcoin client, Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), is increasing. Over the past weeks and months BU, also known as BUIP 001, has seemingly been increasingly adopted by Bitcoin participants. Segwit, a proposal for an upgrade of the mining protocol by the development team called ‘Core’, still mines 600 more blocks

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Bitcoin Offers Diversification For Retirement Portfolios

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 19. 07:00

Bitcoin Offers Diversification For Retirement Portfolios

Bitcoin is becoming a recognized asset class with a low correlation to other asset classes. This makes it a good option for diversifying investment portfolios with retirement accounts, and some options do exist for investing in bitcoin for retirement. Also read: Former US Mint Director Brings Bitcoin to Retirement Investing  Diversifying Portfolios Most investment advisors recommend having

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Bitcoin’s “Bad Boy” Brand Name Here To Stay

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 19. 01:00

Bitcoin’s “Bad Boy” Brand Name Here To Stay

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) reaffirms that bitcoin is an “official” US name for virtual currency. Incidentally, many find the name Bitcoin an “unattractive” brand name. Indeed, some have been calling for replacing its name, and its differing logos, to prevent Bitcoin’s demise. Critics also point out that Bitcoin still lacks a proper

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Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam is Leaving the Company

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 23:29

Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam is Leaving the Company Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam is leaving the San Francisco-based bitcoin startup for undisclosed opportunities.

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Fed Chair Yellen: Blockchain is an 'Important Technology'

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 23:00

Fed Chair Yellen: Blockchain is an 'Important Technology' Blockchain is “an important technology” given its potential impact on the global financial system, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen said today.

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Where's Casper? Inside Ethereum's Race to Reinvent its Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 20:20

Where's Casper? Inside Ethereum's Race to Reinvent its Blockchain A dive into Casper, the forthcoming protocol that could radically change the rules of one of the largest blockchain networks.

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Where's Casper? Inside Ethereum's Race to Reinvent its Rules

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 20:20

Where's Casper? Inside Ethereum's Race to Reinvent its Rules A dive into Casper, the forthcoming protocol that could radically change the rules of one of the largest blockchain networks.

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Nigeria: Banks That Handle Bitcoin Do So 'At Their Own Risk'

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 17:47

Nigeria: Banks That Handle Bitcoin Do So 'At Their Own Risk' Nigeria’s central bank has a message for domestic institutions: don’t touch virtual currencies.

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Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day One

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 18. 16:15

Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day One

The 2017 North American Bitcoin Conference packed a large crowd this year with hundreds of guests networking in the warm surroundings of beautiful Miami beach. Energy was in high spirits over the course of the event celebrating Bitcoin’s eight year anniversary. The North American Bitcoin Conference Shines a Spotlight on Bitcoin in Miami In its

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China's Central Bank Finds Bitcoin Exchanges Out of Step on Regulation

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 16:10

China's Central Bank Finds Bitcoin Exchanges Out of Step on Regulation China's central bank is reportedly set to issue findings from its inspections on domestic bitcoin exchanges.

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China's Central Bank Finds Bitcoin Exchanges Out of Step With Regulation

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 16:10

China's Central Bank Finds Bitcoin Exchanges Out of Step With Regulation China's central bank is reportedly set to issue findings from its inspections on domestic bitcoin exchanges.

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Digital Trade Chain: 7 Banks Could Go Live With Blockchain in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 16:03

Digital Trade Chain: 7 Banks Could Go Live With Blockchain in 2017 A group of seven major banks is partnering on a new blockchain-based trade finance project.

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Digital Asset's New Challenger: DLT Disillusionment

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 15:15

Digital Asset's New Challenger: DLT Disillusionment Digital Asset Holdings work with the Australian Securities Exchange resulted in some unhappy stakeholders, but it's all just a part of the process, according to parties involved.

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ECB's Mersch: Central Bank Risks Reputation With Early DLT Adoption

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 14:30

ECB's Mersch: Central Bank Risks Reputation With Early DLT Adoption Central banks should pursue applications of blockchain, a senior ECB official said this week – but not at the expense of their reputation.

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China's Biggest Blockchain Startup Will Release New Tech in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 14:00

China's Biggest Blockchain Startup Will Release New Tech in 2017 Shanghai-based Juzhen Financials plans to launch its own proprietary blockchain technology for banks this year.

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The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here's a Blueprint

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 13:00

The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here's a Blueprint William Mougayar examines what it would take to introduce technologies and standards that make blockchain as ubiquitous and user-friendly as the Web.

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The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here is a Blueprint

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 13:00

The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here is a Blueprint William Mougayar examines what it would take to introduce technologies and standards that make blockchain as ubiquitous and user-friendly as the Web.

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The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web, Here is a Blueprint

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 13:00

The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web, Here is a Blueprint William Mougayar examines what it would take to introduce technologies and standards that make blockchain as ubiquitous and user-friendly as the Web.

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Overstock’s TØ Blockchain Platform Acquires Market Data Firm

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 12:00

Overstock’s TØ Blockchain Platform Acquires Market Data Firm Blockchain-powered securities trading platform tØ has acquired a Singapore technology firm as part of plans to enhance its information services.

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Abra to Finally Launch Global Bitcoin Network Next Month

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 18. 09:00

Abra to Finally Launch Global Bitcoin Network Next Month

Abra is planning to finally launch global support for its remittance and currency exchange app in February, as announced on Tuesday at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami by CEO Bill Barhydt. This would provide an easy way for people to trade their local currencies for bitcoin and vice versa. Also read: The US Reigns

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Chinese Bitcoin Miner Might Be Trying To Corner ASIC Chip Market

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 18. 07:00

Chinese Bitcoin Miner Might Be Trying To Corner ASIC Chip Market

Bitmain, which specializes in custom mining chips and miners, has come under increased scrutiny due to the Chinese firm’s control over the production of so much bitcoin hardware and hashing power. Some bitcoin participants are beginning to fear a negative outcome for bitcoin with so few producers of the digital currency’s mining hardware. In 2013,

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The US Reigns Supreme in the Bitcoin ATM Industry

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 18. 01:00

The US Reigns Supreme in the Bitcoin ATM Industry

Coinatmradar, a website mapping and tracking trends for Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) around the world, recently released their 2016 data as well as projected trends for 2017. According to the site, the United States is dominating the BTM market with market share of 73 percent. Also read: 10,000+ EU ATMs to Cash Out Bitcoin  At press time, Coinatmradar

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Bitcoin's Price Breaks Out of Range to Reach $900

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 00:10

Bitcoin's Price Breaks Out of Range to Reach $900 Bitcoin prices surged more than 9% on 17th January, surpassing $900 for the first time in nearly a week.

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Interpol Hosts Latest Digital Currency Conference in Middle East

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 22:00

Interpol Hosts Latest Digital Currency Conference in Middle East A group of international law enforcement groups and government bodies are hosting a conference on money laundering and digital currencies this week.

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Estimating China's Real Bitcoin Trading Volumes

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 20:45

Estimating China's Real Bitcoin Trading Volumes A study by investor and trader Willy Woo suggests China's bitcoin volume may be 15% lower than long suspected.

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Receives New York BitLicense

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 19:00

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Receives New York BitLicense San Francisco-based bitcoin exchange Coinbase has been granted its New York BitLicense, allowing it to continue doing business in the state.

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ECB Actively Considering Cash-Like Central Bank Digital Currency

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 18:00

ECB Actively Considering Cash-Like Central Bank Digital Currency

In a speech on Monday, Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), discussed how the bank could design, issue, and manage a central bank digital currency for everyone, to be used alongside cash. One of the two types considered was a cash-like digital currency with anonymity. Also read: Europe Committed

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Bitcoin Startup SatoshiPay Nets €640k in New Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 17:41

Bitcoin Startup SatoshiPay Nets €640k in New Funding Bitcoin micropayments startup SatoshiPay has secured nearly $700k in new capital as part of a broader fundraising effort.

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Bitcoin's Price is Up Over $50 Already Today

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 15:35

Bitcoin's Price is Up Over $50 Already Today After trials and turbulence last week, the price of bitcoin is up more than 7% today already.

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First Look: Deloitte's New Wall Street Lab is a Blockchain Playground

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 15:00

First Look: Deloitte's New Wall Street Lab is a Blockchain Playground Deloitte's new blockchain laboratory in New York City is dedicated to capitalizing on the city's diverse set of industries.

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Accenture: Blockchain Could Save Investment Banks $12 Billion Annually

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 14:33

Accenture: Blockchain Could Save Investment Banks $12 Billion Annually A new report from Accenture posits that large investment banks could trim their operational costs by as much as $12bn annually.

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Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All (OK, Mostly) Fun And Games

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 13:51

Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All (OK, Mostly) Fun And Games Gamification emerged as a major trend at the third-annual Miami Bitcoin Hackathon this week. Here's our summary of the event:

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Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All Fun And Games

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 13:51

Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All Fun And Games Gamification took center stage at the third annual Miami Bitcoin Hackathon this week, with the first place winner demonstrating a Pokemon Go-inspired, location-based game that earned its team a 15 BTC grand prize. Using GPS and BLE technology, the BitTag app facilitates virtual games of "tag" based on distance, rewarding players with small amounts of bitcoin while […]

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CoinDesk's 2016 in Review Reviewed: The Best of the Series

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 13:00

CoinDesk's 2016 in Review Reviewed: The Best of the Series CoinDesk reviews the best of the 50 articles that made up our '2016 in Review' series.

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UAE 'Virtual Currency' Restrictions Cast Uncertain Shadow on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 12:30

UAE 'Virtual Currency' Restrictions Cast Uncertain Shadow on Bitcoin The UAE central bank is seeking to prohibit the use of digital currencies in the financial sector.

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US Postal Inspector Hiring 30+ Specialists with Bitcoin Experience

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 12:00

US Postal Inspector Hiring 30+ Specialists with Bitcoin Experience

The US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the law enforcement arm of the US Postal Service, has listed a job opening something called an “Intelligence Gathering Specialist.” Candidates must understand bitcoin, darknet markets and how to analyze the information stored on a blockchain. The USPIS jurisdiction encompasses “crimes that may adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. Mail, the postal

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How to Restore a Hardware Wallet Using a Seed Phrase

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 07:00

How to Restore a Hardware Wallet Using a Seed Phrase

Demand for bitcoin hardware wallets increases as the digital currency’s value and popularity rises. There are multiple devices on the market that keep bitcoins safe in a cold storage manner. However, if the device is lost, damaged, or stolen users need to understand how to recover their bitcoin. Today we discuss restoring a hardware wallet with

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Do Satoshi’s Libertarian Statements from the Past Matter Anymore?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 01:00

Do Satoshi’s Libertarian Statements from the Past Matter Anymore?

Bitcoin is a revolutionary experiment that may disrupt the world’s financial markets and society’s norms in more ways than one. Everyone has their own ideas of how they envision bitcoin being used ranging from a libertarian-style abolitionist standpoint to a statist who believes governments should be heavily involved with the cryptocurrency economy. The question is

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Does Satoshi’s Libertarian Statements from the Past Matter Anymore?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 01:00

Does Satoshi’s Libertarian Statements from the Past Matter Anymore?

Bitcoin is a revolutionary experiment that may disrupt the world’s financial markets and society’s norms in more ways than one. Everyone has their own ideas of how they envision bitcoin being used ranging from a libertarian-style abolitionist standpoint to a statist who believes governments should be heavily involved with the cryptocurrency economy. The question is

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Bitcoin Tranquility Continues as Prices Remain in $800 Range

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 00:50

Bitcoin Tranquility Continues as Prices Remain in $800 Range A tranquil day in bitcoin markets.

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Masters-Backed Hedge Fund: Greed and Leverage Broke Bitcoin's Rally

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 22:59

Masters-Backed Hedge Fund: Greed and Leverage Broke Bitcoin's Rally Bitcoin markets could see "a series of failed rallies" in the period ahead, according to one major bitcoin hedge fund.

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Masters Hedge Fund: Greed and Leverage Broke Bitcoin's Rally

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 22:59

Masters Hedge Fund: Greed and Leverage Broke Bitcoin's Rally Bitcoin markets could see "a series of failed rallies" in the period ahead, according to one major bitcoin hedge fund.

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Russia's Central Bank Adds Blockchain-Friendly Firm to FinTech Working Group

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 20:40

Russia's Central Bank Adds Blockchain-Friendly Firm to FinTech Working Group Russia’s central bank is continuing to grow its blockchain footprint.

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Gold and Bitcoin Form Symbiotic Relationship

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 16. 18:00

Gold and Bitcoin Form Symbiotic Relationship

“I had to change my thought process to understand that bitcoin is no enemy of gold and silver,” says monetary expert Andy Hoffman, who writes for the precious metals website Miles Franklin. “When bitcoin hit price parity with gold in 2013, I was angry. I knew nothing about it. I assumed it was like the

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Coinbase CEO: IRS Battle Could Cost Startup $1 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 16:30

Coinbase CEO: IRS Battle Could Cost Startup $1 Million Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong recently weighed in on his startup's ongoing fight with the IRS.

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