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The Slow Criminalization of Peer-to-Peer Transfers

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 30. 12:00

The Slow Criminalization of Peer-to-Peer Transfers

Peer-to-peer bitcoin exchanges face new legal challenges in America and the trend will probably spread to other money-hungry countries. There is a simple reason. Also Read: A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise Regulators use financial institutions such as banks to control the flow of wealth. The digital exchange companies that serve as “trusted third

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Ulbricht’s Mother Reflects on the Anniversary of Her Son’s Double Life Sentence

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 30. 01:00

Ulbricht’s Mother Reflects on the Anniversary of Her Son’s Double Life Sentence

Today marks the two-year anniversary of Ross Ulbricht’s double life sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest for operating the Silk Road marketplace. Also read: A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise The Two Year Anniversary of Ross Ulbricht’s Double Life Sentence Ulbricht’s family and many cryptocurrency enthusiasts were quite surprised that

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A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 29. 18:00

A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise

As the price of bitcoin settles down many bitcoiners are now concentrating on the scaling compromise proposed at the Consensus event held last week. Now a few bitcoin developers have decided to work on Segwit-2MB proposals that try to adhere to each side of the debate. Also read: Japan’s Bitpoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to 100,000+

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Baseball on the Blockchain? One Fan's Quest to Merge Two Passions

CoinDesk

2017. May. 29. 14:50

Baseball on the Blockchain? One Fan's Quest to Merge Two Passions Could blockchain solve problems for America's pastime? Tech enthusiast Josh Metnick gives the idea an epic at bat.

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Japan’s Bitpoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to 100,000+ Stores

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 29. 12:00

Japan’s Bitpoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to 100,000+ Stores

Bitpoint has recently partnered with Peach Aviation to provide bitcoin payment tech to the company, and now plans to do the same at “hundreds of thousands of Japanese retail outlets.” Also read: Bitcoin to Be Accepted at 260,000 Stores in Japan by This Summer From Peach Aviation to 100,000+ Stores Peach Aviation Ltd announced last week that

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Use of Bitcoin in Ecuador Continues to Grow Despite Government Ban

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 29. 01:00

Use of Bitcoin in Ecuador Continues to Grow Despite Government Ban

Before issuing their own digital currency, Ecuador banned all others including bitcoin back in July 2014. However, today bitcoin’s use continues to grow in the country. Also read: Bitcoin’s Price Correction Called in Advance by Analyst Bitcoin Banned in 2014 As part of a reform to the country’s monetary and financial laws, Ecuador banned bitcoin and

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Russian Bankers Push to Legalize Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 28. 18:36

Russian Bankers Push to Legalize Cryptocurrency

Russian bankers released a statement May 26, saying that cryptocurrency should be legalized for circulation. This message comes from German Gref, who is head of the Russian Sberbank. Gref said there needs to be an honest and intelligible conversation about cryptocurrencies, because attempts to ban it have only caused problems in the past.  Also read: Japanese Internet

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What to Know Before Trading Monero

CoinDesk

2017. May. 28. 12:35

What to Know Before Trading Monero Monero, a privacy oriented currency that has generated widespread adoption, provides opportunities for traders. Here's what you should know.

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Who Needs an Exchange? Three Unconventional Ways to Acquire Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 28. 12:00

Who Needs an Exchange? Three Unconventional Ways to Acquire Bitcoin

Just recently we reported on four bitcoin exchanges that require very little identification. Alongside these peer-to-peer platforms, there are also other ways to purchase bitcoin without using a traditional exchange. There are other more unconventional methods, like purchasing bitcoin at a convenience shop or even with a store gift card.     Also Read: Homeland Security’s U.S.

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Consensus 2017 Recap: Panels Cast Wide Net for Blockchain Discussions

CoinDesk

2017. May. 28. 12:00

Consensus 2017 Recap: Panels Cast Wide Net for Blockchain Discussions A look back at some of the fascinating and diverse panels that took place at Consensus 2017 this week.

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Increased Bitcoin Demand Puts a Strain on Global Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 28. 01:00

Increased Bitcoin Demand Puts a Strain on Global Exchanges

Just recently we reported on the Poloniex exchange trying to handle a significant increase in cryptocurrency trading as well as a large influx of new customers. However, Poloniex is not the only trading platform dealing with more trading action as nearly every exchange is experiencing increased demand. Also read: Crypto Tales Pt. 1: Odd Stories That

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The Future of Bitcoin Conference 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 18:25

The Future of Bitcoin Conference 2017

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. As the world is learning to accept Bitcoin as a Global

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Launching Bitcoin Trading Platform to May 31

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 18:00

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Launching Bitcoin Trading Platform to May 31

Japanese conglomerate GMO Internet Group previously announced that its full-service bitcoin exchange and trading platform would open its doors to the public on May 24. The company has postponed the launch to May 31. Also read: GMO Releases Details of Bitcoin Trading Platform to Launch on May 24 One Week Delay Z.com Coin is GMO

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Launching Bitcoin Trading Platform

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 18:00

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Launching Bitcoin Trading Platform

Japanese conglomerate GMO Internet Group previously announced that its full-service bitcoin exchange and trading platform would open its doors to the public on May 24. The company has postponed the launch to May 31. Also read: GMO Releases Details of Bitcoin Trading Platform to Launch on May 24 One Week Delay Z.com Coin is GMO

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SEC Wants Companies Issuing New Tokens to Protect Their Investors

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 12:00

SEC Wants Companies Issuing New Tokens to Protect Their Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission has not said much about crypto companies issuing new tokens, usually called “ICO’s”, Initial Coin Offerings. The issue has remained silent. Now SEC provided a statement on May 23, saying they want ICO’s to be fair. They want cryptocurrency startups to protect their investors.  Also read: Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to

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SEC Wants Companies Issuing Tokens to Protect Their Investors

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 12:00

SEC Wants Companies Issuing Tokens to Protect Their Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission has not said much about crypto companies issuing new tokens, usually called “ICO’s”, Initial Coin Offerings. The issue has remained silent. Now SEC provided a statement on May 23, saying they want ICO’s to be fair. They want cryptocurrency startups to protect their investors.  Also read: Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to

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Cross Blockchain Trades? Lightning Gives New Life to Atomic Swaps

CoinDesk

2017. May. 27. 12:00

Cross Blockchain Trades? Lightning Gives New Life to Atomic Swaps Technologists are on the verge of realizing a new form of decentralized trading – called atomic swaps, the idea could replace exchanges entirely.

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Consensus 2017 Recap: The Biggest Main Stage Moments

CoinDesk

2017. May. 27. 11:25

Consensus 2017 Recap: The Biggest Main Stage Moments A roundup of the major events that took place on the Consensus 2017 main stage earlier this week.

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Bitcoin Experiences an Intense Flow of New Money and Mainstream Attention

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 09:00

Bitcoin Experiences an Intense Flow of New Money and Mainstream Attention

Over the past month, mainstream media has given Bitcoin the spotlight due to the digital currency’s recent jumps in value. Multiple news reports featured in prominent publications and on television are saying mainstream investors are flocking to cryptocurrencies in great number. Also read: Are Asian Markets Creating a Bitcoin Price Bubble? ‘The Laughter is Fading’ Mainstream

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Bitcoin’s Price Correction Called in Advance by Analyst

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 01:00

Bitcoin’s Price Correction Called in Advance by Analyst

As bitcoin’s price skyrocketed on Thursday May 25, one analyst predicted an imminent correction. The price of bitcoin soon fell sharply before reaching $2,800 as she predicted. She also gave some price forecasts, warning of a downturn for the rest of the year but record highs in 2018. Also read: Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin and

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Is the Crypto Asset Class Finally Coming Into its Own?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 19:35

Is the Crypto Asset Class Finally Coming Into its Own? Cryptocurrency values have surged this year, with many posting huge percentage gains. But is it a sign they're reaching a broader audience?

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Make Most From Crypto-Trading With CryptoPing AI Bot

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 26. 19:11

Make Most From Crypto-Trading With CryptoPing AI Bot

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. On May 25th the new CryptoPing project for cryptocurrency traders successfully

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Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to Classify Bitcoins as Digital Goods

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 26. 18:42

Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to Classify Bitcoins as Digital Goods

The Central Bank of Russia has proposed classifying cryptocurrencies including bitcoin as digital goods for tax purposes, according to local publications. The draft proposal is due in one month. Also read: Russia Considers Recognizing Bitcoin in 2018 to Fight Money Laundering Classifying Bitcoins as Digital Goods The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia,

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Spanish Banks Form New Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 18:05

Spanish Banks Form New Blockchain Consortium A group of Spanish banks have formed a new consortium to investigate blockchain technology applications.

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Skeptical of ICOs? Investor Vinny Lingham Can Change Your Mind With a Marker

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 14:30

Skeptical of ICOs? Investor Vinny Lingham Can Change Your Mind With a Marker The blockchain startup launched by Gyft founder Vinny Lingham is planning to launch an ICO.

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Day of Demos: New Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 12:45

Day of Demos: New Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty At the Trusted IoT Alliance event on Thursday, a convergence between two nascent industries – blockchain and IoT – was apparent in a day of demos.

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Day of Demos: Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 12:45

Day of Demos: Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty At the Trusted IoT Alliance event on Thursday, a convergence between two nascent industries – blockchain and IoT – was apparent in a day of demos.

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Are Asian Markets Creating a Bitcoin Price Bubble?

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 26. 12:00

Are Asian Markets Creating a Bitcoin Price Bubble?

Bitcoin’s price has been rising so fast over the past two months people don’t know what to expect next. In Asia, the price is climbing higher than most western exchanges. Now many people are wondering how healthy the current price spike is and whether or not the digital currency is in a bubble that might

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Bitcoin Price Rebounds to Near $2,640 Following Yesterday's Losses

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 11:29

Bitcoin Price Rebounds to Near $2,640 Following Yesterday's Losses The price of bitcoin has rebounded after a notable fall yesterday that saw the digital currency lose over $400.

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Bitcoin Price Falls Sharply After Nearing a $2800 All-Time High

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 26. 07:53

Bitcoin Price Falls Sharply After Nearing a $2800 All-Time High

After rising exponentially for three solid days, bitcoin prices fell sharply on Thursday afternoon dropping over $500 in a four-hour period. The price has rebounded since the drop hovering above a $2300 per BTC average across global trading platforms. Also read: Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business Stairs Going Up, Elevator Going

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Crypto Traders See Red As Profit Taking Fuels Price Pullback

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 00:20

Crypto Traders See Red As Profit Taking Fuels Price Pullback Profit taking caused crypto prices to suffer notable declines.

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Blockchain Entrepreneurs Target Apple and Google at Token Summit

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 23:42

Blockchain Entrepreneurs Target Apple and Google at Token Summit The Token Summit was held today, showcasing how a blockchain-based economy may be on the horizon with real-world applications that serve actual needs.

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MinexCoin Pushes Further the Boundaries of Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption – ICO Launched

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 19:58

MinexCoin Pushes Further the Boundaries of Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption – ICO Launched

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Bitcoin's Price Tumbles More Than $400 From New High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 19:43

Bitcoin's Price Tumbles More Than $400 From New High Bitcoin prices fell sharply today after setting a new all-time high above $2,700 on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).

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Bank of Canada: DLT Won't Replace Canada's Payment System

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 19:24

Bank of Canada: DLT Won't Replace Canada's Payment System Canada's central bank likely won't launch a wholesale payment system based solely on distributed ledger tech.

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LocalBitcoins Trader Pleads Guilty to Money Transmitter Charge

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 18:00

LocalBitcoins Trader Pleads Guilty to Money Transmitter Charge A Michigan LocalBitcoins trader plead guilty last week to operating an unlicensed money services business.

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Bitcoin Helps Venezuelan Families Avoid Starvation

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 18:00

Bitcoin Helps Venezuelan Families Avoid Starvation

On May 24 a cryptocurrency enthusiast revealed that bitcoin was saving his parents and sister from suffering from starvation. The U.S. resident says his family lives in Venezuela and bitcoin is giving them the opportunity to purchase food and pay bills while the economy crumbles around them. Also read: South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Trade $1000 Over

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Consensus 2017: Even Academics Can't Keep Pace With Blockchain Change

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 15:00

Consensus 2017: Even Academics Can't Keep Pace With Blockchain Change Universities have a role to play in developing a workforce with blockchain skills, but the rapid pace of innovation brings challenges, academics say.

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ICOs Going Mainstream? Chat App Kik to Launch Token Sale

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 14:00

ICOs Going Mainstream? Chat App Kik to Launch Token Sale Messaging service Kik has revealed plans to launch its own cryptocurrency and ultimately create a new ecosystem for digital services.

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Blockchain Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 12:30

Blockchain Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane With autonomous cars on the horizon, blockchain startups are eagerly building IoT systems for the fledgling industry

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How Blockchain Tech Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 12:30

How Blockchain Tech Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane With autonomous cars on the horizon, blockchain startups are eagerly building IoT systems for the fledgling industry

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South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Trade $1000 Over Global Average

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 12:00

South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Trade $1000 Over Global Average

Bitcoin is shining brightly in South Korea as the price per BTC in the region has reached upwards of $3500-3800 across the country’s top three exchanges. Many traders are finding significant arbitrage opportunities due to South Korean spreads being over $1000 higher than the global average. Also read: Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub 

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Monaco Visa Raises $3M in 3 Days, Announces Instant Cashback Program

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 11:02

Monaco Visa Raises $3M in 3 Days, Announces Instant Cashback Program

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. May 24th, 2017 Zug, Switzerland. Monaco Technology GMBH, the company behind

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Consensus 2017: Advice From a Lawyer to ICOs: 'Don’t Be Stupid'

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 11:00

Consensus 2017: Advice From a Lawyer to ICOs: 'Don’t Be Stupid' The legality of the ICO as a funding vehicle was discussed on day three of CoinDesk's annual Consensus event.

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Wyre Switches From High-Fee Bitcoin to Ethereum – Launches Payment Tool for Wechat and Facebook

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 01:00

Wyre Switches From High-Fee Bitcoin to Ethereum – Launches Payment Tool for Wechat and Facebook

Blockchain payments startup Wyre has announced the launch of a payment tool for Wechat and Facebook. Bitcoin.com spoke with CEO Michael Dunworth to find out more about Wyre Bot, which utilizes Wechat and Facebook Messenger for business invoicing. Also read: Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business Wyre Bot Launched Wyre offers cross-border

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Bitcoin, Ether Set New All-Time Highs Amid Market Boom

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 22:25

Bitcoin, Ether Set New All-Time Highs Amid Market Boom Money continues to flood into cryptographic assets, with bitcoin, ether and zcash setting new highs today amid a broader market boom.

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Consensus 2017: Blockchain Consortia in A Rapidly Changing Market

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 20:00

Consensus 2017: Blockchain Consortia in A Rapidly Changing Market "Whatever we build today will probably have to be changed again." So said Eiki Hatakeyama of the Western Asset Management Company, highlighting a sense of realism that came through in a series of workshops sponsored by distributed ledger consortium R3 during CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 conference. Discussions revolved around the rapidly changing marketplace – and the difficulty of keeping up, even within […]

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Bitcoin Price Blazes Past $2400 and Higher in Japan, India and South Korea

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 18:17

Bitcoin Price Blazes Past $2400 and Higher in Japan, India and South Korea

Bitcoin’s rising value continues to pick up steam this week by breaking a new all-time price high nearly every day. Currently, the global average is US$2400 per BTC, but the price is also trading at a premium of $2700 in Japan, $3050 in India, and $3150 in South Korea. Also read: Bitpay’s Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now

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Consensus 2017: Bitcoin Exchange Execs See Promise in Multi-Token Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 18:00

Consensus 2017: Bitcoin Exchange Execs See Promise in Multi-Token Future Exchange operators take the stage at Consensus 2017 to talk tokens, ICOs and building an exchange from scratch.

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Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape Moment

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 16:00

Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape Moment CoinDesk's Pete Rizzo talks to Coinbase CEO and founder Brian Armstrong about the firm's plans and changes in the wider blockchain arena.

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Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 16:00

Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape CoinDesk's Pete Rizzo talks to Coinbase CEO and founder Brian Armstrong about the firm's plans and changes in the wider blockchain arena.

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Wyre’s WeChat and Facebook Bot Authenticates Invoices on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 14:00

Wyre’s WeChat and Facebook Bot Authenticates Invoices on Ethereum Blockchain startup Wyre has revealed a new bot for Facebook Messenger and WeChat that authenticates invoices on a public blockchain.

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Consensus 2017 Day 2 Recap: Finding Blockchain's Common Ground

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 13:01

Consensus 2017 Day 2 Recap: Finding Blockchain's Common Ground CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson recaps the second day of Consensus 2017, CoinDesk's New York blockchain conference.

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Bitpay’s Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now Available to 131 Countries

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 12:00

Bitpay’s Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now Available to 131 Countries

On May 22, Bitpay’s chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, revealed its prepaid bitcoin debit card product will now be available in 131 countries. Initially, the card was only available for U.S. residents but due to the expansion users worldwide can now convert bitcoin into spendable euros, pounds, and many other fiat currencies. Also read: Is It

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Consensus 2017: The Ups and Downs of Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 12:00

Consensus 2017: The Ups and Downs of Digital Currencies Two panels at Consensus 2017 conference focused on both the promise and pitfalls of digital currencies and blockchain assets.

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Consensus 2017: Blockchain and Healthcare's People Problem

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 11:00

Consensus 2017: Blockchain and Healthcare's People Problem Blockchain is viewed as a way to give patients greater control over their data – but getting there might not be as easy as it sounds.

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Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin Using 21 Inc Computers, and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 07:00

Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin Using 21 Inc Computers, and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

The CEO of Fidelity Investments, Ms. Abigail Johnson, had a lot to announce at Consensus 2017 on Tuesday regarding the firm’s Bitcoin plans. The company is testing Coinbase integration, is already mining some bitcoin using 21 Inc computers, and employees can now pay for their lunch with bitcoin at the company’s cafeteria. Also read: Leading Japanese

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Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 07:00

Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

The CEO of Fidelity Investments, Ms. Abigail Johnson, had a lot to announce at Consensus 2017 on Tuesday regarding the firm’s Bitcoin plans. The company is testing Coinbase integration, is already mining some bitcoin using 21 Inc computers, and employees can now pay for their lunch with bitcoin at the company’s cafeteria. Also read: Leading Japanese

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Bitcoin's New Scaling 'Agreement': The Reaction

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 02:00

Bitcoin's New Scaling 'Agreement': The Reaction A meeting of bitcoin startup executives and miners held this weekend has resulted in a new proposal for how the project should be upgraded.

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Purse Enters Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin Development Agreement

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 01:00

Purse Enters Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin Development Agreement

On May 23 the bitcoin marketplace startup Purse announced a multi-million dollar bitcoin protocol development agreement with Bitmain Technologies, Bixin, F2 Pool, and Bitcoin.com. Funds will be directed towards hiring new developers and advance the development of the alternative Bitcoin client Bcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Exchanges Multiply in Japan  Purse Partners With Four Industry Leaders to

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Consensus 2017: Decentralized Exchange 0x Wins Proof-of-Work Startup Competition

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 00:08

Consensus 2017: Decentralized Exchange 0x Wins Proof-of-Work Startup Competition 0x took the top prize today in the second annual Proof of Work pitch competition at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017 conference in New York.

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Consensus 2017: Global Insurers Debate the Future of Prediction Markets

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 23:18

Consensus 2017: Global Insurers Debate the Future of Prediction Markets Today's discussion on blockchain and insurance touched on the subject of prediction markets.

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56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Plan

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 23:12

56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Plan

Barry Silbert’s firm the Digital Currency Group (DCG) revealed a scaling agreement on May 23 with a letter of intent backed by 56 Bitcoin companies, for Sergio De Lerner’s recent Segwit-2Mb plan. The announcement states the signed agreement represents a “critical mass of the bitcoin ecosystem” with 83.28% of hash power supporting the proposal. Also

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India’s Government Seeks Public Comments on How Bitcoin Should Be Regulated

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 22:00

India’s Government Seeks Public Comments on How Bitcoin Should Be Regulated

India is in the process of establishing a regulatory framework for digital currencies including bitcoin. Last week, the Indian government started soliciting public comments on how digital currencies should be regulated. Also read: India’s Government Forms Committee to Investigate Bitcoin, Report Due in 3 Months  Indian Government Wants Public Opinions The Indian Government’s Ministry of Finance

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'A-Ha Moment': Toyota Talks Vision For How Blockchain Could Change Driving

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 22:00

'A-Ha Moment': Toyota Talks Vision For How Blockchain Could Change Driving Chris Ballinger, director of mobility services and chief financial officer for Toyota's R&D arm, talks the automaker's blockchain strategy.

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Consensus 2017: CME Group, UK Royal Mint Detail Plans for Blockchain Gold

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 19:30

Consensus 2017: CME Group, UK Royal Mint Detail Plans for Blockchain Gold Derivatives giant CME Group and the UK's Royal Mint revealed details about their plans to bridge the worlds of gold and blockchain today at CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 conference in New York. Last year, the the two institutions announced plans to put gold on the blockchain to streamline trading, with physical gold being represented by tokens called […]

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Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 18:00

Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business

As the number of merchants accepting bitcoin in Japan grows, companies are incorporating the digital currency into their business models in different ways. Japan’s leading printer, info-telecom and ATM manufacturer, Oki Electric Industry Co Ltd, has entered into the Bitcoin ATM business. Their first line of Bitcoin ATMs is launching this month. Also read: The Japanese

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Consensus 2017: Smith, Voorhees Talk Today's Bitcoin Market Craze

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 17:52

Consensus 2017: Smith, Voorhees Talk Today's Bitcoin Market Craze ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees and Blockchain CEO Peter Smith took on the topic of bitcoin's market moves today.

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Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham to Announce ICO at Consensus 2017

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 17:15

Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham to Announce ICO at Consensus 2017 The CEO of blockchain identity platform Civic is expected to announce a forthcoming token sale today.

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Fidelity CEO Talks 'Love' For Bitcoin, Why Blockchain Will 'Change' Markets

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 16:07

Fidelity CEO Talks 'Love' For Bitcoin, Why Blockchain Will 'Change' Markets The CEO of one of the largest private companies in the US is in love. At Consensus 2017 today, Abigail Johnson, chair and CEO of Fidelity Investments, went public with her enthusiasm for blockchain technology, bitcoin, ethereum and what the future holds for both open-source, public blockchains and more private alternatives. In her talk, Johnson discussed […]

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The Token Fund Collects $1 Million in Digital Assets

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 15:26

The Token Fund Collects $1 Million in Digital Assets

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The recently released Token Fund – which is a new approach

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Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Blockchain-Powered Caribbean Settlement Network

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 15:03

Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Blockchain-Powered Caribbean Settlement Network A new partnership could be step one in a larger bid to unite some of the Caribbean's biggest financial institutions with blockchain tech.

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Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Cross-Caribbean Blockchain Settlement Network

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 15:03

Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Cross-Caribbean Blockchain Settlement Network A new partnership could be step one in a larger bid to unite some of the Caribbean's biggest financial institutions with blockchain tech.

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Blockstack Releases Blockchain-Powered, Tokenized Internet Browser

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 14:52

Blockstack Releases Blockchain-Powered, Tokenized Internet Browser Blockchain startup Blockstack has released a decentralized browser aimed at making apps more easily accessible.

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Distributed Ledger Consortium R3 Closes Record $107 Million Funding Round

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 14:31

Distributed Ledger Consortium R3 Closes Record $107 Million Funding Round Global banking consortium R3 has closed an investment round larger than $100 million, the biggest round in distributed ledger history.

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Consensus 2017 Day 1 Recap: Collaboration, Education and Patience

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 14:00

Consensus 2017 Day 1 Recap: Collaboration, Education and Patience CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson recaps a whirlwind day one at Consensus 2017, CoinDesk's New York blockchain conference.

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Consensus 2017: Blockchain Tech Leaders Predict Interoperable Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 13:00

Consensus 2017: Blockchain Tech Leaders Predict Interoperable Future At Consensus 2017, leaders of different blockchain projects discussed how their platforms could eventually become an interoperable "mesh" of services.

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Sidechain Juggernauts RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 12:00

Sidechain Juggernauts RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

The highly anticipated project by RSK Labs officially moves into open beta status today with the launch of their public testnet named Ginger. The company is inviting everyone to try out their smart contracts using Bitcoin with their ethereum-like sidechain. They have also secured new funding that will allow them to take the project to full

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Sidechain Juggernaut RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 12:00

Sidechain Juggernaut RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

The highly anticipated project by RSK Labs officially moves into open beta status today with the launch of their public testnet named Ginger. The company is inviting everyone to try out their smart contracts using Bitcoin with their ethereum-like sidechain. They have also secured new funding that will allow them to take the project to full

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Consensus 2017: People and Machine Problems – Solved with Blockchain?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 12:00

Consensus 2017: People and Machine Problems – Solved with Blockchain? In sessions focused on global issues and IoT at Consensus 2017 yesterday, the possibilities and hurdles for blockchain tech took centre stage.

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Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past, Present and Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 11:00

Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past, Present and Future Afternoon panel sessions at day one of Consensus 2017 showcased a variety of positions on the emerging phenomenon of token sales.

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Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past and Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 11:00

Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past and Future Afternoon panel sessions at day one of Consensus 2017 showcased a variety of positions on the emerging phenomenon of token sales.

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Ledger Holdings Generates $11.4 Million to Open U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 09:00

Ledger Holdings Generates $11.4 Million to Open U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange

LedgerX, parent company of Ledger Holdings, generated $11.4 million in a financing campaign to open a regulated options exchange for bitcoin and other digital currencies in the U.S. The venture is led by Miami International Holdings Inc. and Huiyin Blockchain Venture Investments.  Also read: Bitcoin Pizza Day: Reliving the Memories and Forging New Ones The company is in

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Japanese Airline Accepts Bitcoin As Cryptocurrency Fever Spreads Across the Region

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 01:00

Japanese Airline Accepts Bitcoin As Cryptocurrency Fever Spreads Across the Region

Bitcoin is surging in Japan in regards to popularity and trade volume, since the country legitimized the digital currency as a legal form of payment this past April. Now one of Japan’s largest discount airline providers Peach Aviation Ltd. has announced it will be the first Japanese service to accept bitcoin for airline tickets. Also

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Consensus 2017: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Puts Blockchain Privacy Into Focus

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 23:50

Consensus 2017: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Puts Blockchain Privacy Into Focus Privacy and confidentiality are big-ticket priorities for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, ethereum-focused consortium launched in February.

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Deloitte Joins Blockchain Consortiums Ethereum Alliance and Hyperledger

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 22:45

Deloitte Joins Blockchain Consortiums Ethereum Alliance and Hyperledger Deloitte has revealed that it's joining two blockchain consortium efforts: the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and the Hyperledger project.

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Over 30: Deloitte Adds 'Mercury' Project to Blockchain Prototypes

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 22:45

Over 30: Deloitte Adds 'Mercury' Project to Blockchain Prototypes Deloitte has unveiled a new trade finance initiative, one that adds to its growing list of blockchain projects

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Consensus 2017: 'The Future Is Here' For Blockchain's Cross-Border Impact

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 21:32

Consensus 2017: 'The Future Is Here' For Blockchain's Cross-Border Impact Cross-border blockchain use was up for debate during today's Consensus 2017 panels.

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131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Card

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 21:15

131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Card BitPay is expanding its prepaid bitcoin card offerings to more than 100 new countries. Unveiled today by BitPay chief commercial officer Sonny Singh at Consensus 2017, the Visa-branded offering enables users to top up BitPay Cards with cryptocurrency, which can then be spent as euros, British pounds or US dollars at merchants around the globe. […]

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131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Visa Card

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 21:15

131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Visa Card BitPay is expanding its prepaid bitcoin card offerings to more than 100 new countries. Unveiled today by BitPay chief commercial officer Sonny Singh at Consensus 2017, the Visa-branded offering enables users to top up BitPay Cards with dollars using cryptocurrency, which can then be spent as euros, British pounds or US dollars at merchants around […]

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Nuco Launches Blockchain Beta for TMX Group Natural Gas Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 21:00

Nuco Launches Blockchain Beta for TMX Group Natural Gas Exchange When the gas goes out in your apartment, chances are someone will pay – the various members of the supply chain that move the gas from the earth to your home can face serious penalties if you're unable to stay warm or cook your food. Yet, until now, identifying just who was at fault in […]

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One for All? Citi, DTCC and PwC Talk Blockchain Teamwork at Consensus 2017

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 20:45

One for All? Citi, DTCC and PwC Talk Blockchain Teamwork at Consensus 2017 Enterprise blockchain was on full display at Consensus 2017 in New York City today. There, leaders from some of the largest and most influential companies gathered on stage to address an audience of blockchain executives and coders alike. From infrastructure provider the DTCC, which conducts quadrillions of dollars worth of transactions each year, to legacy bank […]

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IC3 Debuts Upgraded Off-Chain Transaction Protocol 'Teechain'

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 20:30

IC3 Debuts Upgraded Off-Chain Transaction Protocol 'Teechain' The Initiative For CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3) has unveiled a new version of its Teechan off-chain transaction protocol.

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ShapeShift Breaks New Ground With 'Prism' Digital Asset Portfolio Product

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 20:00

ShapeShift Breaks New Ground With 'Prism' Digital Asset Portfolio Product ShapeShift has unveiled a new product called 'Prism', one that brings a whole new style of investment to the cryptocurrency markets.

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Shapeshift Launches Decentralized Portfolio Platform Prism

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 22. 19:59

Shapeshift Launches Decentralized Portfolio Platform Prism

Today at the Consensus Conference in New York City the Shapeshift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees has announced the launch of Prism, a “trustless asset portfolio platform”. The Swiss blockchain technology company says investors of all types looking to build a portfolio can do so using the decentralized digital asset holding application. Also read: The Case for

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Consensus 2017: BitPay CEO Calls Bitcoin Fork 'Only Option' For Businesses

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 19:30

Consensus 2017: BitPay CEO Calls Bitcoin Fork 'Only Option' For Businesses A panel focused on bitcoin scaling drew crowds at Consensus 2017 today, though panelists painted a somewhat murky picture of potential paths forward.

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Toyota's R&D Division is Building a Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 19:00

Toyota's R&D Division is Building a Blockchain Consortium Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is going big with a bold blockchain strategy unveiled as part of its exhibit at Consensus 2017.

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