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2017. Feb. 06. 21:05

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Techshares Help Enterprises Better to Finance During Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 16:02

Techshares Help Enterprises Better to Finance During Blockchain

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. If 2015 was the year when many first heard about blockchain,

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Internet Giant Tencent is Building a Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 15:27

Internet Giant Tencent is Building a Blockchain Platform Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent is launching a new suite of blockchain services, detailing the plans in a new white paper.

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South Korea’s Central Bank Report Says ‘Bitcoin and Fiat Currency Can Coexist’

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 15:00

South Korea’s Central Bank Report Says ‘Bitcoin and Fiat Currency Can Coexist’

The Bank of Korea joins the growing list of central banks researching virtual currencies like bitcoin. The South Korean bank has just published a research paper that compares cryptocurrencies to traditional fiat currencies issued by governments. Also read: Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub  South Korea’s Central Bank Researches the Relationship Between Bitcoin and

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Inside the JBI: China's First State-Backed Blockchain Research Group

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 14:15

Inside the JBI: China's First State-Backed Blockchain Research Group China's Jiangsu province has launched a new state-owned entity aimed at providing blockchain market research.

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P2P Giant Dianrong is Preparing for Full Blockchain Integration

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 13:00

P2P Giant Dianrong is Preparing for Full Blockchain Integration VC-backed P2P lending startup Dianrong says it's on the verge of a blockchain integration across its "entire platform".

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'Nowhere Near the Web'? Blockchain Adoption Sees Debate at MIT Event

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 11:30

'Nowhere Near the Web'? Blockchain Adoption Sees Debate at MIT Event At an MIT event this weekend, blockchain experts spoke out on the state of the tech and the obstacles that lie in the path of mainstream adoption.

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Blockchain App Humaniq’s HMQ Token to be Traded on Six Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 11:05

Blockchain App Humaniq’s HMQ Token to be Traded on Six Exchanges

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. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, April 24 – Blockchain financial services app Humaniq

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Swift Selects Hyperledger Tech For Cross-Border Blockchain Test

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 09:59

Swift Selects Hyperledger Tech For Cross-Border Blockchain Test Swift has revealed new details of its banking-focused blockchain proof-of-concept that already has a number of notable partners participating.

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‘Rectification Plan’ for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Leaked

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 09:00

‘Rectification Plan’ for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Leaked

    On Monday, Chinese publication 8Btc posted a translation of a document that contained supposedly leaked “rectification guidelines” for bitcoin exchanges. “It’s the first time the document that’s given rise to the regulatory storm on bitcoin exchanges was exposed to the public,” according to the publication. Also read: Major Chinese Exchanges to Postpone the

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ICO Insanity? $300 Million Gnosis Funding Sparks Market Reaction

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 01:55

ICO Insanity? $300 Million Gnosis Funding Sparks Market Reaction The latest in a long line of initial coin offerings (ICOs), a sale held today for tokens that will power the proposed ethereum prediction market Gnosis is emerging as a more novel entry – if not for the reasons intended. Ostensively designed to discourage the kind of speculation that has come to define so-called initial coin offerings […]

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ICO Insanity? $300 Million Gnosis Valuation Sparks Market Reaction

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 01:55

ICO Insanity? $300 Million Gnosis Valuation Sparks Market Reaction Ethereum prediction market project Gnosis sparked broad debate today following an initial coin offering that didn't exactly go as planned.

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Lunyr Crowdsale Successfully Exceeds Minimum Target

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 01:00

Lunyr Crowdsale Successfully Exceeds Minimum Target

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The Backpage Effect: Why the Sex Industry Thrives on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 23:00

The Backpage Effect: Why the Sex Industry Thrives on Bitcoin

Backpage.com is a website like Craigslist, although it is more scandalous and provocative. The site was well-known for allowing sex workers to post solicitations. In 2015, the site was alleged to be permitting prostitution and propping up a sex trafficking ring involving youths. These charges were never validated, but the fallout caused a shift in the way the peaceful

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New Bitcoin Core Software Makes SegWit Optional for Miners

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 22:15

New Bitcoin Core Software Makes SegWit Optional for Miners A new software update – version 0.14.1 – has been released by the Bitcoin Core open-source development community.

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Blockchain Could Expand Central Bank Access, Says Bank of Japan

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 18:25

Blockchain Could Expand Central Bank Access, Says Bank of Japan Central banks could allow access around the clock if they used blockchains, a senior Bank of Japan official speculated last week.

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The Great Price Divide Widens During Bitcoin’s 2017 Rise

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 18:00

The Great Price Divide Widens During Bitcoin’s 2017 Rise

Over the course of the past week, many traders have been discussing the significant price differences between exchanges. Most notably, the spread between Bitfinex and a majority of other exchanges’ rates is considerable. Also read: The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle Begins in Two Weeks The price difference at Bitfinex compared to other exchanges is

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Prague Will Host the Largest Conference Devoted to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 17:24

Prague Will Host the Largest Conference Devoted to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

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 19, the capital of the Czech Republic will host Blockchain

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Bank of Korea: High Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 16:40

Bank of Korea: High Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use Bank of Korea has published a new working paper that speculates on how a cryptocurrency economy would impact central banks.

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Bank of Korea: Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 16:40

Bank of Korea: Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use Bank of Korea has published a new working paper that speculates on how a cryptocurrency economy would impact central banks.

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The UN Wants to Accept Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 15:00

The UN Wants to Accept Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon The UN is preparing to kick off an epic ethereum pilot, but the future could also include actually accepting cryptocurrencies.

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The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 15:00

The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon The UN is preparing to kick off an epic ethereum pilot, but the future could also include actually accepting cryptocurrencies.

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Sweden's Land Registry: Legal Hurdles Could Slow Blockchain Use

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 14:15

Sweden's Land Registry: Legal Hurdles Could Slow Blockchain Use Sweden's land registry authority Lantmäteriet sits down with CoinDesk for an exclusive interview on its blockchain R&D efforts.

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Why Sweden is Taking a Chance on Blockchain Land Registry

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 14:15

Why Sweden is Taking a Chance on Blockchain Land Registry Sweden's land registry authority Lantmäteriet sits down with CoinDesk for an exclusive interview on its blockchain R&D efforts.

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New Blockchain Deal Seeks to Expand Delaware's Business Appeal

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 13:00

New Blockchain Deal Seeks to Expand Delaware's Business Appeal Delaware's blockchain initiative is now at the center of global ambitions to attract new business to the tiny US state.

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McAfee’s MGTI ‘Macpool’ Mines 100 BTC per Month

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 12:00

McAfee’s MGTI ‘Macpool’ Mines 100 BTC per Month

MGT Capital Investments (MGTI), the company led by the former anti-virus tycoon John McAfee, has revealed the firm’s bitcoin mining revenue. In a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) annual report filing, the company claims to be one of the largest mining operations in the U.S. According to the SEC documents the firm is mining

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The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 12:00

The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here A slowdown in big announcements may not mean blockchain consortia are doomed – on the contrary, the model may simply be evolving.

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AT&T Explores Cryptocurrency Car Payments in New Patent Filing

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 11:00

AT&T Explores Cryptocurrency Car Payments in New Patent Filing Digital currency payments in vehicles may not be far off, if the ideas in a new patent application from telecom giant AT&T enter real-world use.

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Moonbeam Could Allow Bitcoin to Scale Within Weeks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 09:30

Moonbeam Could Allow Bitcoin to Scale Within Weeks

Moonbeam is an open source protocol that uses Bitcoin payment channels to facilitate instant, off-chain payments between multi-user platforms. “Moonbeam doesn’t require Segwit or larger blocks, and can be deployed on the Bitcoin network today,” according to the project page on Github. Bitcoin.com spoke with Timothy Stranex, CTO at bitcoin exchange Luno and lead developer of the

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New Florida Virtual Currency Bill to Target Bitcoin Money Laundering

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 00:00

New Florida Virtual Currency Bill to Target Bitcoin Money Laundering

Florida lawmakers are considering new legislation that aims to stop virtual currency dealers who participate in money laundering. The bill, sponsored by Miami-Dade Representative Jose Felix Diaz, has passed through the state’s House Appropriations Committee. Also read: The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle Begins in Two Weeks Florida Lawmakers Target Virtual Currency Money Laundering Monetary

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The Fraud of Intellectual Property

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 23. 18:00

The Fraud of Intellectual Property

Copyright. Patent. Trademark. None of these concepts apply comfortably to Bitcoin which was forged in open source and plunked into the public domain to function as a collaborative venture. Intellectual property (IP) itself seems antiquated in the Internet Age with gluts of free data just a Bittorrent away. But IP is an active issue within

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Malta Approves National Strategy Draft to Embrace Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 23. 15:00

Malta Approves National Strategy Draft to Embrace Bitcoin

The first draft of a national strategy to promote Bitcoin and blockchain technology has reportedly been approved by the Cabinet of Malta. This move follows the proposal by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the EU to become “the Bitcoin continent.” Also read: Malta’s Prime Minister Says Europe Should Become the Bitcoin Continent Malta Wants to Lead

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What's Horsepower? Or How to Differentiate Your Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 23. 12:50

What's Horsepower? Or How to Differentiate Your Blockchain Startup Having difficulty marketing your decentralized startup? Fear not, the past yields clues for how new disruptive tech can differentiate.

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What’s To Do Before Ethereum Enters Its Third 'Metropolis' Stage?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 23. 12:26

What’s To Do Before Ethereum Enters Its Third 'Metropolis' Stage? A look at what's still to do for ethereum developers working on the Metropolis upgrade – the platform's third of four planned stages.

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What's to Do Before Ethereum Enters 'Metropolis'?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 23. 12:26

What's to Do Before Ethereum Enters 'Metropolis'? A look at what's still to do for ethereum developers working on the Metropolis upgrade – the platform's third of four planned stages.

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Antonopoulos Warns of Fraudulent Projects In The Blockchain Space

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 23. 11:00

Antonopoulos Warns of Fraudulent Projects In The Blockchain Space

In a talk given at the Africa Blockchain Conference on March 2 called “Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money,” Andreas Antonopoulos provided clarity in regards to new “blockchain” projects that are emerging in the space that might be fraudulent. The purpose of his talk was to give insight on what constitutes the real

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Why ‘Billionaire’ Novogratz Holds 10% of His Wealth in Bitcoin and Ether

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 23. 00:00

Why ‘Billionaire’ Novogratz Holds 10% of His Wealth in Bitcoin and Ether

Billionaire Michael Novogratz reportedly revealed that he has 10 percent of his money invested in bitcoin and ether. He also predicts that the price of bitcoin will go to $2,000. Bitcoin.com looks into how much his net worth is and why he decided to invest in bitcoin. Also read: The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle

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Bitcoin Proponents Are Laser Focused on One Particular Mining Pool

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 22. 18:00

Bitcoin Proponents Are Laser Focused on One Particular Mining Pool

Following the Bitcoin scaling debate has been interesting over the past few months. A lot of people have been focused on certain characters and organizations within the cryptocurrency environment by highlighting their opinions and scaling choices on social media. One particular individual and entity of interest has been the mining group F2 Pool and the

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How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 22. 13:10

How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances Who said bitcoin's volatility is bad? A new remittance service is showing how price differentials could power cheap money transfers.

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You Can Link Monero Transactions – But Which? And What's the Impact?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 22. 12:40

You Can Link Monero Transactions – But Which? And What's the Impact? A new paper provides a technique to link transactions from the privacy-centric cryptocurrency. Should users be worried?

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Litecoin Reaches Round Table Resolution for Protocol Upgrade

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 22. 12:00

Litecoin Reaches Round Table Resolution for Protocol Upgrade

The Litecoin community established a roundtable in order to reach a resolution for protocol upgrades. On April 21, the creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, tweeted that an agreement has been achieved by jokingly saying the community has decided on a new pope.  Also read: What is Asicboost? — An Interview With Developer Jeremy Rubin Members of the Litecoin community published

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Watch This Ethereum Slot Machine Make Payouts in Real Time

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 23:16

Watch This Ethereum Slot Machine Make Payouts in Real Time A new startup is hoping to tap into the billion-dollar online gambling industry by tapping the power of ethereum smart contracts.

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New Dual Blockchain Crowdfund set to run by GameCredits Team

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 20:00

New Dual Blockchain Crowdfund set to run by GameCredits Team

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. Summary: MobileGo is the new dual blockchain token developed by Gamecredits

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Climbs to Higher Peaks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 18:45

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Climbs to Higher Peaks

The price of bitcoin continues to ascend upwards reaching new highs during the end of April. Last week our markets update revealed bitcoin markets experienced a slight bearish hiccup as the price per BTC dropped to a low of $1140. Now the value has been steadily progressing back up over the past three days breaking

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The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle Begins in Two Weeks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 18:00

The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle Begins in Two Weeks

This past March Bitcoin.com reported on a single Bitcoin entrepreneur taking the New York Bitlicense to court due to the law stifling digital currency businesses and constraining regulations set forth by the New York Division of Financial Services (NYDFS). Now the French national, Theo Chino is taking the case to the Supreme Court with the

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European Commission Backs Blockchain Pilot With €500k Budget

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 17:43

European Commission Backs Blockchain Pilot With €500k Budget The European Union’s executive branch is establishing an "observatory" focused on blockchain as part of a wider pilot project.

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EthBits Launches Token Crowd Sale to Build Next Gen Digital Currency Exchange

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 16:10

EthBits Launches Token Crowd Sale to Build Next Gen Digital Currency Exchange

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. LONDON, April 20, 2017 — EthBits will be raising funds to

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8-Hour Miner Meeting Ends With Litecoin Scaling Agreement

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 16:05

8-Hour Miner Meeting Ends With Litecoin Scaling Agreement Litecoin’s scaling debate may be coming to an end.

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Japanese City Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 16:00

Japanese City Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Ever since the new digital currency legislation was implemented in Japan, Bitcoin has become a hot topic within the region. Now the famous city of Hirosaki is accepting donations for its well known Cherry Blossom Festival that gathers millions of visitors each year. Also read: Japan Declares Sale of Bitcoin Exempt from Consumption Tax City of

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That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 15:30

That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids A thriving bitcoin community emerged at MIT after two students put together a $500,000 bitcoin distribution project.

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That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids...

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 15:30

That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids... A thriving bitcoin community emerged at MIT after two students put together a $500,000 bitcoin distribution project.

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Hedge Fund Founder Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 14:00

Hedge Fund Founder Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether A hedge fund billionaire reportedly called bitcoin and ether the "best investments" of his storied career at an event on Wednesday.

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Hedge Fund Trader Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 14:00

Hedge Fund Trader Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether A hedge fund billionaire reportedly called bitcoin and ether the "best investments" of his storied career at an event on Wednesday.

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Hedge Fund Billionaire Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 14:00

Hedge Fund Billionaire Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether A hedge fund billionaire reportedly called bitcoin and ether the "best investments" of his storied career at an event on Wednesday.

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800% Growth? Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Made Big Gains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 13:00

800% Growth? Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Made Big Gains Ethereum and dash saw aggressive growth in the first quarter of 2017, while interest and investment in bitcoin waned.

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800% Growth? Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 13:00

800% Growth? Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains Ethereum and dash saw aggressive growth in the first quarter of 2017, while interest and investment in bitcoin waned.

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Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 13:00

Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains Alternative cryptocurrencies are on the rise.

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Abra Now Offers Deposits and Withdrawals at 60+ US Financial Institutions

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 12:08

Abra Now Offers Deposits and Withdrawals at 60+ US Financial Institutions

The Bitcoin payments startup Abra has been busy adding to its service offering since Bitcoin.com reported on its progress in January. Abra users in the U.S. and the Philippines can buy bitcoin via their bank account or with cash. The list of supported banks has been growing fast. On Thursday, the company announced that over

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Bitcoin's Unlimited Potential Lies in Its Apolitical Core

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 12:00

Bitcoin's Unlimited Potential Lies in Its Apolitical Core As bitcoin descends into party politics, contributor Nozomi Hayase makes an appeal for the community to unite behind its original ideals.

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Japanese City Seeks Bitcoin Donations to Preserve Historic Park

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 11:00

Japanese City Seeks Bitcoin Donations to Preserve Historic Park The city of Hirosaki is raising bitcoin donations to help preserve a historic cherry blossom park and its castle.

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Cambodia's Central Bank Signs Deal to Develop Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 05:26

Cambodia's Central Bank Signs Deal to Develop Blockchain Tech Add Cambodia's central bank to the list of major financial market managers investigating blockchain and distributed ledger tech.

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Blockchain Surveillance Tool Created for Banks to Visualize Bitcoin Risks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 00:00

Blockchain Surveillance Tool Created for Banks to Visualize Bitcoin Risks

The blockchain forensics company Elliptic has announced a new tool designed to help banks visualize illegal activities when dealing with Bitcoin-based startups. The firm has partnered with Silvergate Bank, a financial institution that has made connections with quite a few businesses within the Bitcoin industry. Also read: Has the Next Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed Himself in Bali?

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Spreads Widen at Bitcoin Exchanges Amid Bitfinex Banking Issues

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 22:45

Spreads Widen at Bitcoin Exchanges Amid Bitfinex Banking Issues The world's largest bitcoin exchange by USD volume traded nearly $100 above some of its exchange counterparts earlier today.

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Bitcoin MSB Exemption Goes to New Hampshire Governor for Approval

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 20:04

Bitcoin MSB Exemption Goes to New Hampshire Governor for Approval Senators in New Hampshire have passed a bill that would exempt digital currency traders from money transmission regulations.

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What is Asicboost? — An Interview With Developer Jeremy Rubin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 20. 20:00

What is Asicboost? — An Interview With Developer Jeremy Rubin

The drama surrounding the Bitcoin community reached a fever pitch a couple of weeks ago when the Asicboost “exploit” was revealed by Gregory Maxwell. This revelation exacerbated infighting between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Unlimited, especially since some have claimed that BU supporters have tried to block Segwit activation in order to take advantage of Asicboost’s 30% performance hike. However,

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Wire Transfer Problems Worsen for Digital Currency Exchange Bitfinex

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 18:52

Wire Transfer Problems Worsen for Digital Currency Exchange Bitfinex Digital currency exchange Bitfinex can't send wire transfers abroad due to its ongoing banking issues, representatives said.

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Malta's Government is Developing a National Blockchain Strategy

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 16:50

Malta's Government is Developing a National Blockchain Strategy Malta’s government is reportedly on the cusp of embracing blockchain through the adoption of a national strategy focused on the tech.

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US Government Watchdog: 'Unclear' If New DLT Rules Needed

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 15:30

US Government Watchdog: 'Unclear' If New DLT Rules Needed The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) believes that the question of whether new blockchain regulations are needed remains an open one.

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Research Shows How Bitcoin Can Be Attacked Via Internet Routing Infrastructure

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 20. 14:00

Research Shows How Bitcoin Can Be Attacked Via Internet Routing Infrastructure

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Hebrew University have found how “internet routing attacks” and “malicious Internet Service Providers (ISPs)” can attack the Bitcoin network. In their research paper entitled “Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies”, they describe the attacks as well as countermeasures against them. The paper will be presented at the 2017 IEEE Symposium

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Litecoin's Emerging Scaling Debate Explained

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 14:00

Litecoin's Emerging Scaling Debate Explained Why the altcoin is in the midst of a price spike, as well as a noisy discussion over technical changes.

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Is $40 the New Floor for Ethereum's Ether Tokens?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 13:00

Is $40 the New Floor for Ethereum's Ether Tokens? Ether prices have been building strong support at $40. Does this mark a new floor for the emerging cryptocurrency?

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Has the Next Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed Himself in Bali?

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 20. 12:07

Has the Next Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed Himself in Bali?

Someone identifying himself as Satoshi Nakamoto has been answering questions on the popular question and answer website Quora as if he were indeed the inventor of Bitcoin. He claims to be an American living in Bali who will meet with visitors locally. Bitcoin.com reached out to him to find out his story. Also read: Craig

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Take Two: Ethereum Domain Registrar Relaunches on Testnet

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 12:00

Take Two: Ethereum Domain Registrar Relaunches on Testnet An ethereum-based decentralized domain registrar is again moving towards launch following a holdup caused by critical bugs last month.

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IC3 Researchers Propose ‘Solidus’ Protocol for Private Transactions

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 11:00

IC3 Researchers Propose ‘Solidus’ Protocol for Private Transactions Confidential transactions over public blockchains are attainable, according to a new proposal from a team of researchers.

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Coinbase is Planning to Launch an Ethereum Messaging App

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 05:25

Coinbase is Planning to Launch an Ethereum Messaging App Bitcoin exchange and wallet startup Coinbase revealed a new ethereum messaging product currently in testing today.

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The IMF Just Finished its First 'High Level' Meeting on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 00:30

The IMF Just Finished its First 'High Level' Meeting on Blockchain The IMF held a meeting of an advisory group on fintech today – one that featured heavy representation from blockchain industry execs.

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More Bitcoin Exchanges Fall Victim to Banking Problems

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 19. 22:30

More Bitcoin Exchanges Fall Victim to Banking Problems

Following Bitfinex’s announcement to disable fiat deposits, more bitcoin exchanges are having the same issue. The other trading platforms have also disabled incoming USD wire transfers, citing bank account and “intermediary bank” problems. Also read: Bitfinex’s Problems Pile Up: Deposits Disabled, Withdrawals Delayed Deposit Problem Spreading to Other Exchanges Bitfinex is not the only bitcoin

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Nasdaq Wants to Invest in More Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 20:25

Nasdaq Wants to Invest in More Blockchain Startups Exchange operator Nasdaq is looking to invest in blockchain startups as part of a new venture initiative announced today.

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Cornell Prof: Blockchain Exuberance Shouldn't Cloud Consequences

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 19:25

Cornell Prof: Blockchain Exuberance Shouldn't Cloud Consequences A professor famed for spotting design issues in blockchains has issued new guidance to the technology's wider development community.

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OKCoin Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze US Dollar Deposits

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 17:50

OKCoin Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze US Dollar Deposits Chinese digital currency exchange OKCoin has stopped accepting US dollar deposits, a move it attributed to banking issues.

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BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 15:30

BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution Platform A subsidiary of banking giant BNP Paribas has revealed it is utilizing blockchain tech for a fund-distribution platform currently in development.

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Cisco, Bosch Reveal New Details on IoT-Blockchain Projects

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 14:59

Cisco, Bosch Reveal New Details on IoT-Blockchain Projects A blockchain-IoT consortium is moving forward on standardizing the technology its participants use with the launch of a new API.

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German Regulator Seizes Funds From a Onecoin Associated Company

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 19. 14:08

German Regulator Seizes Funds From a Onecoin Associated Company

The infamous Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) scheme and so-called ‘cryptocurrency’ Onecoin is under investigation once again. On April 10 the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority otherwise known as Bafin has frozen funds connected with a Onecoin payment processor. Also read: NSA Exploits Reveal the World of 1984 Is Here German Regulator Bafin Freezes a Onecoin-Associated Company’s Assets

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A New Tool Might Finally Make Banks Comfortable With Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 13:59

A New Tool Might Finally Make Banks Comfortable With Bitcoin A new service from crypto monitoring firm Elliptic is aimed to help banks better scrutinize new bitcoin businesses.

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Blockchain Land Registry: A Solution Seeking a Problem?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 13:00

Blockchain Land Registry: A Solution Seeking a Problem? Is land titling a ready-made blockchain use case? CoinDesk profiles the pros and cons in discussion with industry experts.

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Land Registry: A Big Blockchain Use Case Explored

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 13:00

Land Registry: A Big Blockchain Use Case Explored Is land titling a ready-made blockchain use case? CoinDesk profiles the pros and cons in discussion with industry experts.

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Arizona's Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill is Close to Becoming Law

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 12:00

Arizona's Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill is Close to Becoming Law A bill that blocks gun use from being tracked using blockchain tech will soon be signed into law in Arizona.

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US Dollars on the Blockchain? Fed VP Says Not Yet at MIT Event

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 11:00

US Dollars on the Blockchain? Fed VP Says Not Yet at MIT Event The US dollar is not the "low-hanging fruit" for blockchain innovation, according to an executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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How to Run Your Own Instance of Mastodon, the Decentralized Twitter Challenger

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 19. 01:00

How to Run Your Own Instance of Mastodon, the Decentralized Twitter Challenger

Many people are unhappy with Twitter. Some are looking into a new decentralized “tweeting” platform called Mastodon, which has seen rapid growth this month. People are peeved at Twitter because the company has made some questionable decisions, including altering their interface. It now operates much like Facebook in terms of functionality. This has turned some people off.

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Bitcoin Demand Continues to Rise in India as Cash Reserves Run Dry

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 21:00

Bitcoin Demand Continues to Rise in India as Cash Reserves Run Dry

This week all eyes are watching India as citizens are having trouble accessing cash reserves as ATMs run dry throughout the country. Alongside these troublesome economic times, bitcoin trading is increasing substantially in India, as the country is one of the hottest bitcoin regions in the world right now next to China and Japan. Also

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Blockchain Startup Factom Raises $8 Million in Extended Series A

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 20:26

Blockchain Startup Factom Raises $8 Million in Extended Series A Blockchain startup Factom has finished raising just over $8m as part of an extended Series A round.

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The Biggest US Health Insurer is Hiring a Blockchain Director

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 18:16

The Biggest US Health Insurer is Hiring a Blockchain Director The largest US-based health insurer is looking to hire a new point person on blockchain development.

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Inside LBC: How This Group Aims to Find a Bitcoin Cryptographic Collision

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 18:00

Inside LBC: How This Group Aims to Find a Bitcoin Cryptographic Collision

Around eight months ago a group called “Large Bitcoin Collider” (LBC) was formed aimed at cracking bitcoin wallets with hopes of finding a cryptographic collision within the protocol. The LBC server lets anyone download the software and attempt to take a crack at Bitcoin’s underlying cryptography. Also read: NSA Exploits Reveal the World of 1984 Is

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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches New Fiat Funding Options

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 16:51

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches New Fiat Funding Options New service update from Kraken amidst a period of heightened tension in the bitcoin exchange space.

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German Finance Watchdog Shutters OneCoin Payment Processor

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 15:00

German Finance Watchdog Shutters OneCoin Payment Processor Germany’s top finance regulator has moved to shut down a payment processor tied to the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme.

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Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 14:30

Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society The Harvard researcher talks blockchain governance and her novel alternative to proof-of-work.

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Bitcoin Adoption in Thailand Led by Tourism Industry

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 14:00

Bitcoin Adoption in Thailand Led by Tourism Industry

The Bitcoin scaling debate affects some businesses more than others, but few real-world businesses have the volume to watch Bitcoin’s momentum react to it like the tourist hotspot, the Pattaya Beer Garden. Bitcoin.com discussed adoption trends in Thailand with Peter Noid, the proprietor of this large and popular restaurant and bar located in the Southern city

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Miami 2014: The Last Days of Bitcoin's Wild West

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 13:30

Miami 2014: The Last Days of Bitcoin's Wild West Bitcoin investor Bruce Fenton recalls the exciting early days of bitcoin events, and one in particular where he believes the industry finally grew up.

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Japan's Government Develops Method for Assessing Blockchains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 12:30

Japan's Government Develops Method for Assessing Blockchains One of Japan's government ministries has developed a new methodology for evaluating blockchain projects.

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Rootstock Engineer Discovers Quadratic Delays in Bitcoin Scripts

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 12:00

Rootstock Engineer Discovers Quadratic Delays in Bitcoin Scripts

On April 16 the chief engineer of Rootstock, Sergio Demian Lerner, revealed in a blog post that he had found new quadratic delays in Bitcoin scripts while researching the Segregated Witness (Segwit) protocol. Also Read: Lerner Offers a Block Size Compromise with Segwit2MB Rootstock Chief Engineer Reviews Segregated Witness Lerner details he began researching Segwit scaling

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