Beyond Bitcoin - The war on cash is real

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2017. Feb. 06. 21:05

The War on Cash is Real A cashless, weaponless, obedient society is coming to a city near you.

Swift is Recruiting Banks for Blockchain Tests

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 12:00

Swift is Recruiting Banks for Blockchain Tests Swift plans hopes banks will sign up after it issues criteria guidelines for its developing blockchain program.

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Trump’s New Budget Director is a Bitcoin Advocate

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 21. 12:00

Trump’s New Budget Director is a Bitcoin Advocate

Many bitcoiners believe the Trump administration’s anti-regulatory stance may help bitcoin succeed in the U.S. Now the senate has appointed another bitcoin supporter, South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney as the president’s new budget director. Mulvaney has shown the public his interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology for quite some time. Also read: An Alliance Forms Under

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New IoT Cryptocurrency Tech 'Evolved Beyond Blockchain', Creators Say

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 11:00

New IoT Cryptocurrency Tech 'Evolved Beyond Blockchain', Creators Say A new cryptocurrency proof of concept designed for machine-to-machine payments is set to debut in Spain next week.

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Can Brave’s Webtorrent Integration Boost Bitcoin Adoption?

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 21. 07:00

Can Brave’s Webtorrent Integration Boost Bitcoin Adoption?

While Netflix and other video streaming services rose to prominence, Bittorrent lost a major chunk of its user base, as viewers found Netflix more convenient than downloading large files. Bitcoin-native Brave browser has recently integrated Webtorrent which could pull many consumers back to torrenting and potentially increase Bitcoin adoption. Also read: Brave Browser Finally Unleashes Bitcoin Micropayments 

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Rebranding the DAO: The Controversial Blockchain Concept is Back

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 17:10

Rebranding the DAO: The Controversial Blockchain Concept is Back   It looks like we haven't seen the last of leaderless blockchain-based companies. Despite the spectacular demise of The DAO, developers are still excited about the concept of one day creating decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), automated companies operated by hard-coded rules enforced on a blockchain. As evidenced by discussions at the ethereum developer conference, EDCON 2017, […]

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An Alliance Forms Under China’s New Bitcoin Regulations

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 17:00

An Alliance Forms Under China’s New Bitcoin Regulations

A big shift is happening in China concerning bitcoin trading. After the country’s central bank implemented new regulatory inspections and policies a lot has changed for Chinese bitcoin exchanges. According to regional sources, a meeting took place between two Chinese bitcoin exchanges and financial authorities on February 17 with intentions to form an alliance to

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Digital Currencies Need Government Intervention Says Bank of Canada

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 15:00

Digital Currencies Need Government Intervention Says Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada has been heavily researching blockchain technology, Bitcoin, and the use of digital currencies. Just recently, a team of central bank researchers published a report called “Canadian Bank Notes and Dominion Notes: Lessons for Digital Currencies” examining issues they believe revolve around private and public cryptocurrencies. Is Canada’s Central Bank Planning to

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3 Smart Contract Misconceptions Explored

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 13:36

3 Smart Contract Misconceptions Explored The smart contracts hype is creating new operational challenges, according to blockchain consultant Olivier Rikken.

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3 Smart Contract Misconceptions

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 13:36

3 Smart Contract Misconceptions The smart contracts hype is creating new operational challenges, according to blockchain consultant Olivier Rikken.

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Call for a Digital Geneva Convention Could Affect Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 12:00

Call for a Digital Geneva Convention Could Affect Bitcoin

Concerns about government-sponsored hackings, digital warfare, and an increasing number of malicious cyber attacks prompted tech giant Microsoft to call on governments for a Digital Geneva Convention. Presently, members of the Bitcoin community fear persecution in some countries. For example, Bitcoin miners and traders are being arrested in Venezuela. Therefore, the proposed Digital Geneva Convention

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Where Bitcoin and Banking Collide

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 12:00

Where Bitcoin and Banking Collide Japan, a relatively quiet and traditionally isolated market, is about to set a precedent that could change the cryptocurrency sector.

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EU Lawmakers Propose to Ban Geo-Blocking of Digital Currency Users

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 11:00

EU Lawmakers Propose to Ban Geo-Blocking of Digital Currency Users A new European Parliament proposal aims to prevent geo-blocking of consumers in the economic bloc, including users of digital currencies.

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Bitcoin Freelance Marketplace Rein Launches in Beta

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 08:00

Bitcoin Freelance Marketplace Rein Launches in Beta

A peer-to-peer, bitcoin-only freelance marketplace called Rein has launched a beta version, bringing it one step closer to completion. The service could create a strong, uncensorable market for Bitcoiners to offer their skills online and earn a living in bitcoin. Also read: Openbazaar Integrates Tor – The Platform’s Most Requested Feature  Like Openbazaar, Rein has

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5 Ways Bitcoins Could Be Transferred to a Sidechain

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 01:00

5 Ways Bitcoins Could Be Transferred to a Sidechain

The idea of sidechains is something that has garnered a large amount of hype in the Bitcoin community ever since the concept was first publicly discussed in the media back in 2014. The creation of a sidechain essentially allows users to transfer bitcoin to and from other blockchains with different features. Examples of sidechains currently

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Sustainable Development Through Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 19. 18:39

Sustainable Development Through Bitcoin How bitcoin could drive the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, which are aimed to improve the prospects of everyone on the planet.

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Can the Bitcoin Economy Help Greeks Hide Their Wealth?

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 19. 18:00

Can the Bitcoin Economy Help Greeks Hide Their Wealth?

Greece continues to suffer from economic turmoil as European lenders and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) struggle to impose austerity measures across the country. Furthermore, in just over a month, in spite of Greek capital control restrictions, citizens have withdrawn 2.5 billion euros from regional banks. The turbulent economy in Greece may once again cause

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Txfees updated

Bitbargain.com

2017. Feb. 19. 17:23

Txfees updated

In our rush to add the transaction fee as an option, the end result did not turn out to be as efficient or fair as it should have been.

With our latest update, the following changes are now in effect:

- We query bitcoinfees.21.co for their estimate on the lowest BTC/KB fee setting which would confirm a transaction as soon as possible.

- Instead of having to choose a fee for yourself, now you have at hand the cheapest fee in the list which targets the first available block for confirmation.

- The actual fee used is (OUR FEE OFFER) + (YOUR FEE x 3). Our current txfee support is 0.0003 BTC / KB.

- Withdrawals without a fee are no longer grouped together with withdrawals expedited with an extra fee offer.

What are the advantages? You no longer have to guess or pay more transaction fees than needed and quick transactions just became a lot cheaper.

The information in this post may be inaccurate or outdated. Please refer to the BitBargain FAQ for more up to date information.

Bitcoin Hash Functions Explained

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 19. 13:35

Bitcoin Hash Functions Explained Everything you always wanted to know about bitcoin hashing, but were afraid to ask.

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Counterparty Token Price Doubles Year-to-Date thanks to Real World Use-Cases

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 19. 12:00

Counterparty Token Price Doubles Year-to-Date thanks to Real World Use-Cases

Counterparty, a blockchain-based and tokenized smart contract platform, has doubled in value since the start of 2017. It achieved this despite spending fourteen hours offline in late 2016. In 2016, alternative blockchains like Ethereum, Dash and Ripple grabbed headlines in both alternative and mainstream media. Meanwhile, Counterparty’s token, XCP, has doubled in value since January 1.

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Bitcoin Upgrade Lumino Introduces a New Approach to Scalability

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 19. 07:00

Bitcoin Upgrade Lumino Introduces a New Approach to Scalability

Bitcoin’s block size debate may be getting a new option called Lumino. The proposed Bitcoin scaling solution will supposedly offer an upgrade to 100 Transactions Per Second (tps) without raising the block size or risking a hard fork. Also read: Following a Day of Delays, Lukejr Proposes to Decrease the Block Size  What is Lumino? Lumino

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World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 19. 01:00

World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

Since early 2015, Dubai has focused on taking blockchain technology mainstream. On March 6, 2017, the World Blockchain Forum returns to the opulent Burj Al Arab in Dubai so participants can learn and capitalize on these innovative technologies first hand. Blockchain Accelerates in Dubai Cryptocurrency solutions like Bitcoin and underlying blockchain protocols are growing quite

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Falling GBTC Premium Indicates Market Expects SEC to Approve Bitcoin ETFs

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 18. 18:00

Falling GBTC Premium Indicates Market Expects SEC to Approve Bitcoin ETFs

Next month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has to make a couple of decisions regarding bitcoin ETFs. While three of them are pending approval, the third, Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), is many months away. As the deadlines for the first two bitcoin ETFs draw near, the BIT’s premium has fallen significantly,

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Secretive ‘Enterprise Ethereum’ Project Gets Mixed Reactions at EDCON 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 18. 14:30

Secretive ‘Enterprise Ethereum’ Project Gets Mixed Reactions at EDCON 2017 At day one of the developer-focused EDCON conference in Paris, France, attendees took different stances on the benefits of private blockchains.

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Price Perseveres Above 4-Digit Sweet Spot

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 18. 14:00

Price Perseveres Above 4-Digit Sweet Spot

The Bitcoin price is rising once again, passing US$1,060 per BTC. Bitcoin’s value has consecutively stayed above $1,000 for 22 days. Also read: Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume Bitcoin’s 1K Consolidation The price of bitcoin seems to have consolidated in the $1,000 range during most of February. Bitcoin’s fiat value kicked into high gear again on February

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Yours Updates Reveal Many Ways to Earn Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 18. 12:00

Yours Updates Reveal Many Ways to Earn Bitcoin

Yours is a long-awaited social media platform that promises to pay users bitcoin for different types of content. Long hailed as a potential killer app for bitcoin, Yours will have the ability for anyone anywhere in the world to start earning bitcoin with nothing more than an internet connection. As the project approaches its launch

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Can Blockchain Make Music Great Again?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 18. 11:30

Can Blockchain Make Music Great Again? Blockchain technology can't write songs or play instruments, but it might be able to ensure that those who do get the proper credit and compensation.

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Bitcoin.com’s 4BTC Forum Competition Ends March 1st

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 18. 01:00

Bitcoin.com’s 4BTC Forum Competition Ends March 1st

Bitcoin.com’s Forum is an active group of both new and long-time cryptocurrency enthusiasts. During the holiday season, we initiated a contest to reward the best post or thread created on our forum. The grand prize winner will be rewarded 4BTC, and three runners-up will receive other prizes, as well. Although the contest has started, users can still

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Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 18. 00:44

Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050 Altcoins enjoyed a notable rally earlier in the week, but now that run appears to be over.

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NH Lawmakers Advance Proposed Bitcoin MSB Exemption

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 19:00

NH Lawmakers Advance Proposed Bitcoin MSB Exemption A new bill in New Hampshire that would exempt users from existing MSB laws took a step forward this week.

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“It’s about financial freedom and not about speed.”

bitcoinful

2017. Feb. 17. 18:57

“It’s about financial freedom and not about speed.” Eric Lombrozo, a Core Bitcoin developer and CEO of Ciphrex Corp.stated recently in an interview,...

The Race Towards Truly Anonymous Cryptocurrency Is On

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 18:00

The Race Towards Truly Anonymous Cryptocurrency Is On

Anonymous cryptocurrency is in demand, and there are concerted efforts on multiple fronts to make it a reality. For instance, the privacy-centric alternative cryptocurrency, Monero, has enjoyed monumental price gains as understanding about Bitcoin blockchain transparency has become better understood. The digital currency uses an amended version of Bitcoin’s proof-of-work consensus algorithm called ‘proof-of-work-anonymous.’ Notably,

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Bank Of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation to Succeed

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 17:53

Bank Of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation to Succeed Researchers from Canada's central bank argue that private digital currencies like bitcoin won't succeed without some kind of government involvement.

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3 Big Blockchain Ideas MIT is Working on Right Now

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 15:30

3 Big Blockchain Ideas MIT is Working on Right Now CoinDesk looks at notable MIT Digital Currency Initiative projects, from reshaping the web, to making blockchains more confidential and auditable.

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Sberbank CEO: Commercial Blockchains Just Two Years Away

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 14:50

Sberbank CEO: Commercial Blockchains Just Two Years Away The CEO of Russia's largest bank believes commercial blockchain applications are closer than many experts have projected.

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Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 13:01

Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court Bitcoin investor Roger Ver’s legal fight against Chinese bitcoin exchange OKCoin is intensifying as he pushes for the firm to be liquidated.

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The Big Mistakes Enterprises Are Making on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 12:00

The Big Mistakes Enterprises Are Making on Blockchain Why corporations need to think bigger to maximize the benefits of blockchain.

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Congressional Caucus Launched to Study Digital Currencies and Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 12:00

Congressional Caucus Launched to Study Digital Currencies and Blockchain

Over the past few months, politicians and regulators have sought to grasp the concept of Bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain. This past week, U.S. representatives Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) revealed the launch of a bipartisan Congressional Blockchain Caucus. Also read: Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume A Congressional Blockchain Caucus Across

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Financial Giant Fidelity Seeks Patent for Blockchain Voting System

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 11:00

Financial Giant Fidelity Seeks Patent for Blockchain Voting System Fidelity Investments has applied to patent a method by which a blockchain could be used for authenticating voters and processing fair elections.

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iEx.ec reveal tech behind world’s first blockchain decentralised cloud at EDCON

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 09:01

iEx.ec reveal tech behind world’s first blockchain decentralised cloud at EDCON

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Global Cannabis Seed Banks Are Accepting Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 07:00

Global Cannabis Seed Banks Are Accepting Bitcoin

“What has really struck us is the way the global cannabis community has banded together using the power of the internet,” says a Royal Queen Seeds representative who prefers to simply go by Alex. “Before, people had to rely on friends, local growers, and trial-and-error to learn and grow. The internet has created a platform for

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ASX CEO Expresses New Confidence in Blockchain Post-Trade Tests

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 04:45

ASX CEO Expresses New Confidence in Blockchain Post-Trade Tests Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) plans to increase its blockchain investment by the end of this year to build a better product.

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Luis Buenaventura Highlights ‘Bitcoin’s Strongest Use Case’

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 01:00

Luis Buenaventura Highlights ‘Bitcoin’s Strongest Use Case’

Many people believe global remittance will be Bitcoin’s killer application. This week Bitcoin.com spoke with Luis Buenaventura, remittance expert and Chief Technology Officer at Bloom Solutions, concerning using Bitcoin within the remittance market. We discuss Bitcoin’s possibilities within the billion dollar remittance industry and the recent regulations in the Philippines.   Remittances & Bitcoin Buenaventura

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Is Bitcoin Forming a New Price Floor at $1,000?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 00:10

Is Bitcoin Forming a New Price Floor at $1,000? Are bitcoin prices forming a new support floor as we speak? Only time will tell. Between then and now, we can review the input of market experts.

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Austrian Utility Giant Trials Blockchain Energy Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 19:20

Austrian Utility Giant Trials Blockchain Energy Trading Wien Energie, Austria’s largest utility conglomerate, is taking part in a new blockchain trial focused on energy trading.

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EU Proposes Storing Personal Data From Digital Currency E-Commerce In The Union

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 18:00

EU Proposes Storing Personal Data From Digital Currency E-Commerce In The Union

A Committee of the European Parliament has recently proposed amendments to a regulation including online purchases using digital currencies such as bitcoin. Calling for customer data from such transactions to be stored in the EU, the goal is to protect consumers, it says. Also read: Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies The Purpose

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Commonwealth Bank Plans More Blockchain Investments in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 17:15

Commonwealth Bank Plans More Blockchain Investments in 2017 Commonwealth Bank plans to keep spending on blockchain tech.

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Coin.mx Bitcoin Exchange Trial Begins in New York

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 16:47

Coin.mx Bitcoin Exchange Trial Begins in New York Despite a slight delay, the trial of two individuals tied to the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx has commenced.

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Qtum’s Patrick Dai Talks Smart Contracts and Bitcoin Security

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 16:00

Qtum’s Patrick Dai Talks Smart Contracts and Bitcoin Security

Bitcoin.com recently covered the blockchain project Qtum that mixes the Bitcoin protocol with the Ethereum Virtual Machine in order to enhance smart contracts. We chatted with Patrick Dai, co-founder of Qtum, for more technical information. Dai gives our readers the inside scoop on what this project entails and its goal to create a new blockchain economy. Also Read: How Bitcoin

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Why Bigger Might Not Be Better For Bitcoin Scaling

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 15:25

Why Bigger Might Not Be Better For Bitcoin Scaling The block size debate, long one of the defining challenges hanging over bitcoin's tech community, took an interesting twist late last month. A years-long discussion about how best to scale the functioning $15bn economic network mid-flight, the debate has largely been characterized by a face-off between those who would increase the 1MB block size via an efficiency […]

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State Bank of India Launches New Blockchain Finance Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 15:15

State Bank of India Launches New Blockchain Finance Consortium India’s largest bank is spearheading 'Bankchain' – a newly unveiled consortium focused on blockchain applications.

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China's BTCC Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze Withdrawals

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 13:45

China's BTCC Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze Withdrawals BTCC has announced that it will halt bitcoin and other cryptocurrency withdrawals for one month.

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Swift Reveals Future Global Payment Tech – Blockchain Not Included

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 13:30

Swift Reveals Future Global Payment Tech – Blockchain Not Included While Swift is bullish on its explorations of blockchain, it has sidestepped the tech in its new cross-border payments service, unveiled today.

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Charlie Lee: “People Don’t Realize What Segwit Is”

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 12:00

Charlie Lee: “People Don’t Realize What Segwit Is”

Litecoin seems to be on the path towards adopting Segwit, the proposed soft fork (and malleability solution) by the Bitcoin core development team. But there seems to be confusion among users about what exactly the soft fork is. Also Read: Litecoin Faces a (Soft) Fork in the Road Since Litecoin is based on the Bitcoin

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US Government Code-A-Thon to Focus on Blockchain Health Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 12:00

US Government Code-A-Thon to Focus on Blockchain Health Applications An upcoming hackathon sponsored by the US health department aims to boost innovation in blockchain-based healthcare applications.

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US Health Department Hackathon to Focus on Blockchain Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 12:00

US Health Department Hackathon to Focus on Blockchain Applications An upcoming hackathon sponsored by the US health department aims to boost innovation in blockchain-based healthcare applications.

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Dubai Innovation Office Seeking Startups for $20k Blockchain Contest

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 11:00

Dubai Innovation Office Seeking Startups for $20k Blockchain Contest The Smart Dubai initiative is on the hunt for startups to take part in a new blockchain contest, offering prizes of up to $20,000 for the winner.

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As DNotes Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Co-Founder Alan Yong Sheds Light on DNotes’ Long Term Vision

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 08:37

As DNotes Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Co-Founder Alan Yong Sheds Light on DNotes’ Long Term Vision

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A Closer Look at How and Why Bitcoin is Traded P2P in Russia and Venezuela

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 07:00

A Closer Look at How and Why Bitcoin is Traded P2P in Russia and Venezuela

Localbitcoins saw a roughly 85 percent increase in global volume over the course of 2016, and the growth seen by this bitcoin trading platform was seen equally in both the developed and developing world—albeit for different reasons. While the need for increased privacy and the avoidance of Know Your Customer regulations is known to be

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Crypto Traders Flock to Altcoins Amid Bitcoin Price Malaise

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 02:46

Crypto Traders Flock to Altcoins Amid Bitcoin Price Malaise Cryptocurrency traders have been flocking to altcoins as of late, seeking to benefit from their volatility as bitcoin prices remain stagnant.

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Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 01:00

Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume

The Hong Kong-based Whaleclub is a bitcoin trading platform that has amassed over 15,000 traders since it started in January of 2016. The trading engine is offered in over 190 countries worldwide and just recently surpassed US$1 billion worth of trades on the platform. Also read: Reusable ‘Payment Codes’ for Privacy: Coming to a Wallet Near You?

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Can A New Method for Monitoring Blockchains Stop Sybil Attacks?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 22:13

Can A New Method for Monitoring Blockchains Stop Sybil Attacks? A group of researchers has proposed a new way to more closely monitor the behavior of nodes that relay information on a blockchain network.

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Openbazaar Integrates Tor – The Platform’s Most Requested Feature

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 21:00

Openbazaar Integrates Tor – The Platform’s Most Requested Feature

The decentralized marketplace Openbazaar has been continuously building its platform since inception. Now the Bitcoin-powered marketplace has finally merged Tor integration into the Openbazaar platform adding a long-awaited layer of privacy to the program. Also read: Paul Sztorc Discusses Bitcoin & Sidechains ‘Tor the Most Requested Feature By Far’ Openbazaar is a different approach to ecommerce. Through creating

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The Davos Plan For Your Cash and Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 18:00

The Davos Plan For Your Cash and Bitcoin

“The European Commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash…The ECB…[is also] working towards a Trojan horse blockchain network that will serve only to entrap those naive enough to trust it,” states the publication Activist Post on February 9.  An acceleration in the war on cash and a shift on bitcoin occurred

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North Dakota’s Bitcoin Regulation Hits Roadblock in New Hearing

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 17:22

North Dakota’s Bitcoin Regulation Hits Roadblock in New Hearing A proposal to study bitcoin regulation in North Dakota has reportedly run into some opposition.

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EU Commission: We Plan to Boost Support for Blockchain Projects

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 16:00

EU Commission: We Plan to Boost Support for Blockchain Projects The executive arm of the European Union government is planning to expand its work on blockchain, an official said last week.

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The Next Wave of Ethereum Applications is Almost Here

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 15:25

The Next Wave of Ethereum Applications is Almost Here Ethereum has been criticized by some for its lack of production-ready projects, but a number of dapps are now making significant progress.

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Microsoft Teams With KPMG to Launch Blockchain Workspace Network

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 14:50

Microsoft Teams With KPMG to Launch Blockchain Workspace Network Microsoft and professional services firm KPMG have announced the opening of new innovation workshops focused on blockchain development.

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Post-Trade Giant NSD: Blockchains Are 'Useless' If The Data Isn't Legal

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 14:00

Post-Trade Giant NSD: Blockchains Are 'Useless' If The Data Isn't Legal The NSD's director of innovation, Artem Duvanov, says blockchains are only useful when recording legally binding information.

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Post-Trade Giant NSD: Blockchain 'Useless' If Not Legally Binding

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 14:00

Post-Trade Giant NSD: Blockchain 'Useless' If Not Legally Binding The NSD's director of innovation, Artem Duvanov, says blockchains are only useful when recording legally binding information.

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Will New Regulations Help or Hurt Bitcoin Startups in the Philippines?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 13:00

Will New Regulations Help or Hurt Bitcoin Startups in the Philippines? Luis Buenaventura looks at new rules aimed at bitcoin firms in the Philippines, arguing that, cost burden aside, there's reason to be optimistic.

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The Many Ways You Can Book Your Travels Using Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 12:00

The Many Ways You Can Book Your Travels Using Bitcoin

Many bitcoiners like to travel. In 2017 there are ways for people to use their bitcoins to book flights, car rentals, and hotels. Indeed, there are many options available to purchase any travel amenities imaginable without having to convert bitcoin to fiat. Also read: Here Are Four Bitcoin Exchanges That Require Very Little Identity Verification Traveling

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Why Blockchain Firms Shouldn't Ignore New EU Cybersecurity Laws

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 12:00

Why Blockchain Firms Shouldn't Ignore New EU Cybersecurity Laws Impending EU laws, although not aimed directly at the blockchain industry, could prove impactful to its practices, says attorney Jacek Czarnecki.

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Hivemind, Bloq Developer Paul Sztorc Discusses Bitcoin & Sidechains

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 07:00

Hivemind, Bloq Developer Paul Sztorc Discusses Bitcoin & Sidechains

Bitcoin.com chatted with the Chief Scientist of prediction market protocol Hivemind. Paul Sztorc, who also works with the blockchain firm Bloq, gives our readers an update on Hivemind, his work on peer-to-peer sidechains, Blockstream’s Liquid, Segregated Witness and more. Also read: Hedge Funds Are Buying Mt Gox Bitcoin Claims ‘Sidechains Will Allow People to Work on What They

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The Price of Ether Just Hit a New 2017 High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 00:35

The Price of Ether Just Hit a New 2017 High Ether prices surged on 14th February, pushing higher amid a strong pickup in trading volume and a leveraged market.

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Ether Prices Just Hit a New 2017 High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 00:35

Ether Prices Just Hit a New 2017 High Ether prices surged on 14th February, pushing higher amid a strong pickup in trading volume and a leveraged market.

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Former Governor of the People’s Bank of China: `If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task´

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 00:30

Former Governor of the People’s Bank of China: `If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task´

“Bitcoin was built on a platform without national boundaries,” the Former Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), L H Li, said on CCTV Tuesday in China. “If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task. So it will continue to exist. What is important now is that we should properly

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Former Governor of Bank of China: `If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task´

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2017. Feb. 15. 00:30

Former Governor of Bank of China: `If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task´

“Bitcoin was built on a platform without national boundaries,” the Former Governor of the Bank of China, L H Li, said on CCTV Tuesday in China. “If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task. So it will continue to exist. What is important now is that we should properly regulate it.” 

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New Zealand Exchange Bitnz Shuts Down Due to ‘Banking Hostility’

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2017. Feb. 14. 23:00

New Zealand Exchange Bitnz Shuts Down Due to ‘Banking Hostility’

The New Zealand Bitcoin exchange Bitnz has recently announced to its customers it will be closing its doors soon. The company explains the unfortunate closure is due to a New Zealand banking system that won’t allow Bitcoin operations to hold bank accounts. Also read: How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges Bitcoin Exchange Bitnz Closes Its

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Vitalik Buterin Issues Update on Ethereum's 'Metropolis' Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 22:00

Vitalik Buterin Issues Update on Ethereum's 'Metropolis' Upgrade Work on ethereum's next scheduled software release is advancing according to the blockchain platform's creator.

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Ethereum IoT Project Wins $100k in Dubai Blockchain Hackathon

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 19:10

Ethereum IoT Project Wins $100k in Dubai Blockchain Hackathon A startup building an ethereum-based platform for IoT applications has won $100,000 at a blockchain hackathon in Dubai.

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How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges

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2017. Feb. 14. 18:00

How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges

Japan has recently overtaken the US and China as the highest-volume country for bitcoin trading in the world. In April, the first Japanese bill with provisions for digital currencies including bitcoin will enter into force. It will recognize bitcoin as a method of payment, but at the same time, it will impose regulations on bitcoin

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Another Central Bank in Africa is Warning About Onecoin

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 16:53

Another Central Bank in Africa is Warning About Onecoin Uganda’s central bank has a new warning for local residents: stay away from Onecoin, a digital currency scheme widely accused of being a scam.

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China's Bitcoin Traders Are Losing Confidence in Exchange Prices

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 15:20

China's Bitcoin Traders Are Losing Confidence in Exchange Prices The decision by China's bitcoin exchanges to freeze withdrawals is impacting the country's over-the-counter (OTC) markets. As reported by CoinDesk last week, two of China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges abruptly suspended bitcoin withdrawals in response to new pressures from the People's Bank of China, a move that was followed by similar, though less restrictive, policy updates […]

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Jury Selection Delayed in Bitcoin Exchange Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 14:36

Jury Selection Delayed in Bitcoin Exchange Trial A federal trial tied to the now-defunct Florida bitcoin exchange Coin.mx has been delayed.

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Banking Giant Mizuho Invests in Japan's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 13:25

Banking Giant Mizuho Invests in Japan's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Japan's largest bitcoin exchange by volume has announced a new round of fundraising backed by three domestic financial giants.

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Hardware Not Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End the Business Blockchain Security Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 13:00

Hardware Not Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End the Business Blockchain Security Debate Can dedicated hardware bring institutions on board with blockchain in a way that consensus-driven hard forks can't? This company is betting on it.

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Hardware Play: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 13:00

Hardware Play: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate Can dedicated hardware bring institutions on board with blockchain in a way that consensus-driven hard forks can't? This company is betting on it.

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Hardware Over Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 13:00

Hardware Over Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate Can dedicated hardware bring institutions on board with blockchain in a way that consensus-driven hard forks can't? This company is betting on it.

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How Humans Now Use the Blockchain to Declare Love and Marriage

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2017. Feb. 14. 12:00

How Humans Now Use the Blockchain to Declare Love and Marriage

“For better or worse, til’ death do us part, because the blockchain is forever”, says David Mondrus about the marriage upon which he embarked with his wife, Joyce, whom he met in the Philippines. Joyce and David Mondrus were married in 2014… on the blockchain. The blockchain represents a decentralized and public ledger constantly tracking all

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Arizona’s Proposed Blockchain Gun Tracking Ban Pushes Ahead

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 12:00

Arizona’s Proposed Blockchain Gun Tracking Ban Pushes Ahead An effort to prohibit the tracking of firearms with distributed ledgers has progressed to the state's Senate.

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Bitcoin and the Solar Energy Industry Are Booming in Sync

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 14. 07:00

Bitcoin and the Solar Energy Industry Are Booming in Sync

Due to its unprecedented growth, the economic importance of the solar energy industry is surpassing that of the fuel energy industry. The solar industry’s exponential growth has boosted solar jobs by 25 percent since 2015, the Solar Foundation reported. Concurrently, Bitcoin and the Internet of Things are becoming an even more integral element of the

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Bitcoin's Price Battles New Resistance in Bid to Breach $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 23:25

Bitcoin's Price Battles New Resistance in Bid to Breach $1,000 Bitcoin prices fluctuated around $1,000 on 13th February, as the digital currency encountered technical resistance and reluctant crypto traders.

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Following the PBOC Exchange Shakeup China’s Localbitcoins Volume Surges

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2017. Feb. 13. 23:00

Following the PBOC Exchange Shakeup China’s Localbitcoins Volume Surges

Things are changing in China as far as Bitcoin exchanges are concerned. Over the course of the past few weeks, China’s central bank has been inspecting and regulating the country’s top cryptocurrency exchanges. The event has caused a significant shift in Chinese Bitcoin trading causing Localbitcoins volumes to grow exponentially while exchanges in China make

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Canadian Think Tank Proposes 3 Priorities for Blockchain Policy

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 20:19

Canadian Think Tank Proposes 3 Priorities for Blockchain Policy Non-profit think tank CD Howe has published a possible roadmap for Canada's policymakers as they consider ways to regulate blockchain.

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Hedge Funds Are Reportedly Racing to Buy Mt Gox Creditor Claims

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 18:35

Hedge Funds Are Reportedly Racing to Buy Mt Gox Creditor Claims International hedge funds are said to be moving to purchase claims held by customers of the failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox.

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JP Morgan, Santander Said to Join New Ethereum Blockchain Group

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 18:29

JP Morgan, Santander Said to Join New Ethereum Blockchain Group New details have emerged about an effort to launch a formal enterprise blockchain group centered on the ethereum protocol.

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Hedge Funds Are Buying Mt Gox Bitcoin Claims

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 13. 17:00

Hedge Funds Are Buying Mt Gox Bitcoin Claims

Mt Gox creditors have waited for over three years to see some of their lost bitcoins returned, but the end is still not in sight. However, a number of them may be able to cash out soon since some hedge funds are now buying Mt Gox claims, offering 15 percent of the claims’ value in

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Needham: Outlook For Bitcoin ETF Approval Remains Unchanged

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 15:49

Needham: Outlook For Bitcoin ETF Approval Remains Unchanged As one of the more high-profile bitcoin ETF efforts edges closer to possible approval, analyst Needham & Co has released a deeper look at the factors that could influence the US Securities and Exchange Commission's decision on the matter. Published Friday, the report doesn't go so far as to alter its outlook for the Winklevoss Bitcoin […]

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Blockchain is 5 Years From Mainstream, Post-Trade Consortium Members Say

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 14:30

Blockchain is 5 Years From Mainstream, Post-Trade Consortium Members Say Members of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger Group see a multi-year adoption timeline for the technology, according to a new survey.

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