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

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 23:41

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

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

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 23:41

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

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

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 23:41

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

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Blockchain Works and Reduces Costs: Japanese Banking Industry Report

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 23:00

Blockchain Works and Reduces Costs: Japanese Banking Industry Report

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

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Japan Exchange Group Expands Blockchain Trading Trial

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 20:36

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

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Japan Exchange Group Expands Blockchain Trials

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 20:36

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

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

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

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

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Illinois Blockchain Initiative: US State Reveals Policy to Attract Industry

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

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

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

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

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

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Illinois Unveils Expansive Blockchain Policy in Bid to Attract Innovators

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

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

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Illinois Unveils Blockchain Policy in Bid to Attract Industry Innovators

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 18:50

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

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WikiLeaks Has Raised 4,000 BTC Since 2011

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 18:00

WikiLeaks Has Raised 4,000 BTC Since 2011

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

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

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 17:42

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

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Blockchain Pros Debate 'Looming Challenges' for Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 15:46

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

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Hyperledger Blockchain Project Passes 100-Member Milestone

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 14:38

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

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SFMTA Black Friday Hack Demanded Bitcoin Ransom

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 14:00

SFMTA Black Friday Hack Demanded Bitcoin Ransom

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

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WeChat-Inspired Wallets Are Coming to Ethereum

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 13:28

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

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Central Bank of Germany Reveals Functional Securities Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 12:00

Central Bank of Germany Reveals Functional Securities Blockchain

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

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R3 Releases Code for Distributed Ledger Tech Corda

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 30. 10:35

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

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Siemens Partners With LO3 Building Blockchain Microgrids

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 30. 01:00

Siemens Partners With LO3 Building Blockchain Microgrids

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

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

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 23:44

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

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UAE Government to Sponsor $140k Blockchain Hackathon

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 21:12

UAE Government to Sponsor $140k Blockchain Hackathon The government of the United Arab Emirates is sponsoring a virtual hackathon dedicated to blockchain, with $140,000 in prizes up for grabs.

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Bitfury Paper Makes Case For Auditability As Blockchain's Defining Feature

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 18:00

Bitfury Paper Makes Case For Auditability As Blockchain's Defining Feature What makes a blockchain a blockchain? The Bitfury Group is now weighing in with its definition of one of the more often-debated words in the FinTech sector. As part of its recent shift toward enterprise blockchain services and consulting, the Bitfury Group's latest research paper, entitled 'On Blockchain Accountability', takes aim at this argument, aiming […]

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GOP Legislator Mulls Regulation for Internet of Things

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 29. 18:00

GOP Legislator Mulls Regulation for Internet of Things

In October, using new techniques and new cyber weapons, attackers disrupted several major websites all over the U.S. As a result, legislators have been hearing calls for regulating the Internet of Things (IoT). In fact, the Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee has shown an openness to regulating IoT devices. Also read:  Blockchain Could

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Legislator Mulls Regulation for Internet of Things

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 29. 18:00

Legislator Mulls Regulation for Internet of Things

In October, using new techniques and new cyber weapons, attackers disrupted several major websites all over the U.S. As a result, legislators have been hearing calls for regulating the Internet of Things (IoT). In fact, the Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee has shown an openness to regulating IoT devices. Also read:  Blockchain Could

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Europe's Biggest Shipping Port Tests Blockchain Logistics

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 16:36

Europe's Biggest Shipping Port Tests Blockchain Logistics The operator of Europe’s largest shipping port is taking part in a new blockchain consortium focused on logistics.

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Tech Firm Inks Deal to Build on R3's Distributed Ledger Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 15:31

Tech Firm Inks Deal to Build on R3's Distributed Ledger Tech Financial technology firm Calypso has inked a deal with blockchain consortium R3 to develop applications for its Corda platform.

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For the Die-Hards: Five Years In, Bitcoin Black Friday Narrows its Niche

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 15:00

For the Die-Hards: Five Years In, Bitcoin Black Friday Narrows its Niche While momentum for bitcoin as a consumer payment method has waned, Bitcoin Black Friday is still attracting attention from merchants its fifth year on. The event, a bitcoin version of the usually aggressive, post-Thanksgiving shopping spree, started in 2012 as what its founder Jon Holmquist calls "a half-baked idea". But that impromptu first year has blossomed […]

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Bitcoin's Black Friday Finds its Niche Outside the Mainstream

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 15:00

Bitcoin's Black Friday Finds its Niche Outside the Mainstream While momentum for bitcoin as a consumer payment method has waned, Bitcoin Black Friday is still attracting attention from merchants its fifth year on. The event, a bitcoin version of the usually aggressive, post-Thanksgiving shopping spree, started in 2012 as what its founder Jon Holmquist calls "a half-baked idea". But that impromptu first year has blossomed […]

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An In-Depth Interview With Omni Layer’s Patrick Dugan

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 29. 15:00

An In-Depth Interview With Omni Layer’s Patrick Dugan

Bitcoin.com recently chatted with the Omni Foundation’s Patrick Dugan about the project. Omni has launched another release cycle of the Omni Layer platform. The platform creates a layer over the Bitcoin blockchain, enabling various use cases for asset trading and creation. Dugan also discussed the new Bond platform which puts bearer bonds on the Bitcoin blockchain. Dugan gave us

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Credit Card Giant MasterCard Files 4 New Blockchain Patents

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 13:45

Credit Card Giant MasterCard Files 4 New Blockchain Patents The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published four applications filed by MasterCard related to its work with blockchain tech.

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As India Demonetizes, Unocoin Launches Mobile App

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 29. 12:00

As India Demonetizes, Unocoin Launches Mobile App

Popular India-based Bitcoin company Unocoin has just announced the launch of its mobile applications for iOS and Android phones. Now users can buy, sell, send, receive directly from the device which should encourage more Bitcoin adoption within the country.   Also read: India Encourages ‘Mission Mode’ Digital Currency Adoption New Mobile App to Attract ‘Mobile-Heavy Market’

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1,000-Year-Old Royal Mint Will Soon Launch Blockchain Gold Trading

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 29. 09:08

1,000-Year-Old Royal Mint Will Soon Launch Blockchain Gold Trading Britain's ancient Royal Mint to launch blockchain trading of gold derivatives in cost cutting exercise.

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Bitcoin Has Been Trading Above $500 For Record Six Months

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 23:01

Bitcoin Has Been Trading Above $500 For Record Six Months Bitcoin prices have now been above $500 for six consecutive months, CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) reveals.

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Ernst & Young Switzerland Will Accept Bitcoin Next Year

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 21:40

Ernst & Young Switzerland Will Accept Bitcoin Next Year The Swiss outfit of professional services firm EY is set to begin accepting bitcoin payments next year.

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EY Switzerland Will Accept Bitcoin Next Year

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 21:40

EY Switzerland Will Accept Bitcoin Next Year The Swiss outfit of professional services firm EY is set to begin accepting bitcoin payments next year.

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German Central Bank Tests Blockchain Trading Prototype

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 21:01

German Central Bank Tests Blockchain Trading Prototype Germany’s central bank has built a new blockchain prototype focused on securities trading and settlement.

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A Major Insurer is Developing a Policy to Cover Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 18:33

A Major Insurer is Developing a Policy to Cover Bitcoin Exchanges A Japanese insurance firm is reportedly planning to launch a new policy line aimed at bitcoin exchanges.

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Gambling-Inspired Bitcoin Chips May Appeal to Chinese Market

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 28. 18:00

Gambling-Inspired Bitcoin Chips May Appeal to Chinese Market

Gambling is ingrained in Chinese culture and social interactions. These symbolic poker chip-influenced physical bitcoin chips may even drive up bitcoin value. Infiltration into the non-IT savvy Chinese market is fairly likely.  Also read: Chinese exchange and mining company BTCC launches titanium physical bitcoin series BTCC has launched the “six color signature set” of physical bitcoin chips in six denominations.

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Why Aren't Bitcoin Businesses Talking About SegWit?

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 16:45

Why Aren't Bitcoin Businesses Talking About SegWit? Despite the size of the change, bitcoin businesses have yet to champion a newly introduced protocol upgrade.

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Bitcoin Exchange Unocoin Releases Mobile Wallet for iOS and Android

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 15:10

Bitcoin Exchange Unocoin Releases Mobile Wallet for iOS and Android Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin has launched a new mobile wallet app.

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4 Criteria For Evaluating Blockchain ICOs

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 14:25

4 Criteria For Evaluating Blockchain ICOs William Mougayar provides valuable insight into how to evaluate an ICO by analyzing four main criteria.

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India Encourages ‘Mission Mode’ Digital Currency Adoption

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 28. 12:00

India Encourages ‘Mission Mode’ Digital Currency Adoption

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said this week that banks should embrace the digital age and get into “mission mode.” The country has been in the headlines worldwide for its recent demonetization practices. The Finance Minister believes government needs to continue to discourage the use of physical currency. Also read: EY Switzerland Accepts Bitcoin and Installs ATM

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Europe Will Have Power to Ban Blockchain Tech in January 2018

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 28. 08:21

Europe Will Have Power to Ban Blockchain Tech in January 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is responsible for promoting investor protection, orderly markets and financial stability. At a blockchain conference last week in London, Patrick Armstrong, Senior Risk Analysis Officer, detailed ESMA’s approach to blockchain technology. One strategy he noted was to ban blockchain products or processes altogether. Also read: European Commission’s New Boost for

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Why R3's Bank Exodus Isn't As Bad As You Think

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 05:25

Why R3's Bank Exodus Isn't As Bad As You Think Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk's product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our subscribers. After a week of rumors and speculation, this much we know: Goldman Sachs, Banco Santander and Morgan Stanley […]

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Why R3's Bank Exits Aren't Bad News for the Blockchain Group

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 05:25

Why R3's Bank Exits Aren't Bad News for the Blockchain Group The departures by three of the blockchain consortium's larger members is being taken by some as a sign that blockchain enthusiasm is waning.

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R3's Bank Exits Aren't Bad News for the Blockchain Group

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 28. 05:25

R3's Bank Exits Aren't Bad News for the Blockchain Group The departures by three of the blockchain consortium's larger members is being taken by some as a sign that blockchain enthusiasm is waning.

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EY Switzerland Accepts Bitcoin and Installs ATM

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 27. 18:00

EY Switzerland Accepts Bitcoin and Installs ATM

Big Four accounting firm EY (Ernst & Young) has just announced its Switzerland branch will be accepting bitcoin. Furthermore, the professional services company will install a bitcoin ATM in the main building of its Swiss office. Also read: Blockchain’s 10 Millionth Wallet And ‘Not Looking Back’  EY Switzerland Will Accept Bitcoin for Services    EY Switzerland says the firm

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What Investors Should Know Before Trading Zcash

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 27. 16:10

What Investors Should Know Before Trading Zcash Thinking of investing in Zcash? Here's what you need to know about the new, privacy-focused digital currency.

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Hong Kong Politicians Accept Bitcoin to Fund Court Appeal

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 27. 12:00

Hong Kong Politicians Accept Bitcoin to Fund Court Appeal

In order to continue their fight for democracy, two Hong Kong politicians are accepting bitcoin donations. Leung Chung-Hang and Yau Wai-Ching were disqualified by the High Court over their oath-taking debacle last month, but plan to appeal. Also read: Free Ross-A-Thon Event Aims to Promote Freedom The duo are not giving up their quest for democratic rights — at

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John McAfee Joins Blockchain Firm’s Security Committee

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 27. 01:43

John McAfee Joins Blockchain Firm’s Security Committee

Toronto-based Equibit Development Corporation (EDC) is a blockchain-based securities register startup that just announced IT security expert John McAfee as an advisor. McAfee will be a senior advisor to the company’s security committee. Also read: Meet Bitcoin Unlimited Developer Andrew Stone Cryptographically-Secure Routing System on Multiple Blockchains Decentralized OTC securities platform company EDC uses blockchain technology

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Ukraine Joins a Growing Number of Central Banks Considering Bitcoin Technology

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 26. 18:00

Ukraine Joins a Growing Number of Central Banks Considering Bitcoin Technology

Central banks all over the world are exploring the possibilities of creating their own national digital currencies based on Bitcoin’s “blockchain” technology. This digital currency “movement” was first seen in Tunisia but has made its way to Ukraine, Senegal and Sweden. Also read: Ukraine Bank Roadmap: Blockchain-Based Payments by Q4 2017 Ukraine Joins the Blockchain Party Ukraine just joined a

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Ukraine Latest Central Bank Considering Bitcoin Tech

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 26. 18:00

Ukraine Latest Central Bank Considering Bitcoin Tech

Central banks all over the world are exploring the possibilities of creating their own national digital currencies based on Bitcoin’s “blockchain” technology. This digital currency “movement” was first seen in Tunisia but has made its way to Ukraine, Senegal and Sweden. Also read: Ukraine Bank Roadmap: Blockchain-Based Payments by Q4 2017 Ukraine Joins a Growing Number of Central Banks Considering

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Bitcoin Builds Support Above $700 But New 2016 High Proves Elusive

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 26. 15:56

Bitcoin Builds Support Above $700 But New 2016 High Proves Elusive This week, bitcoin prices neared the annual high reached in June, while it was mixed news for other cryptocurrencies.

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Bitcoin Builds Support Above $700 But 2016 High Proves Elusive

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 26. 15:56

Bitcoin Builds Support Above $700 But 2016 High Proves Elusive This week, bitcoin prices neared the annual high reached in June, while it was mixed news for other cryptocurrencies.

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Ledger Launches Hardware Wallet for the Smart Contract Era

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 26. 15:45

Ledger Launches Hardware Wallet for the Smart Contract Era Ledger, the maker of the Nano USB hardware wallet, has announced a new high-end product aimed at enterprise users and savvy consumers.

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Ledger Announces Blue Hardware Wallet Pre-Order

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 26. 14:00

Ledger Announces Blue Hardware Wallet Pre-Order

Bitcoin hardware wallet company Ledger has announced its Ledger Blue device is now available for pre-order. The device, similar in size to a smartphone, is packed with multiple features — in contrast to other security hardware devices.      Also read: Meet Bitcoin Unlimited Developer Andrew Stone Ledger Blue the Result of Over Two Years’ Research and Development

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Uganda Considers Future Cryptocurrency Regulations

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 26. 12:00

Uganda Considers Future Cryptocurrency Regulations

The African country of Uganda may be regulating bitcoin and other virtual currencies shortly. According to a new report from the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI) the group is giving guidance on the regulation of virtual currencies within the region. Also read: Blockchain’s 10 Millionth Wallet

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Darcrus will Launch Prototype during its Initial Coin Offering

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 26. 11:11

Darcrus will Launch Prototype during its Initial Coin Offering

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

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Canaan.io Reveals the AvalonMiner 721 ROQ Solid

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 25. 18:00

Canaan.io Reveals the AvalonMiner 721 ROQ Solid

Canaan has just announced the launch of the new AvalonMiner 721 ROQ Solid Miner. Canaan says the AvalonMiner 721 miner offers some of the most top-of-the-line features in the mining device industry today. Also read: Blockchain’s 10 Millionth Wallet And ‘Not Looking Back’ 6 Terahash Per Second (THS) Average Consistent Hashrate Founded in 2013, Canaan

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Leaked: R3 Funding Book Reveals 7 Banks Could Be Out

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 25. 17:04

Leaked: R3 Funding Book Reveals 7 Banks Could Be Out As many as seven members of the R3 banking consortium have yet to express interest in funding the startup's ongoing $150m funding round, leaked documents reveal. Released on PasteBin this morning (and confirmed by sources close to the deal), the text details a list of the banks that have expressed interest in participating in the […]

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R3 Funding Leak Reveals JP Morgan Among 7 Banks Out of Deal

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 25. 17:04

R3 Funding Leak Reveals JP Morgan Among 7 Banks Out of Deal The list of banks that have expressed interest in funding blockchain consortium startup R3 is now online.

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Argentina's Central Bank is Warming Up to Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 25. 16:30

Argentina's Central Bank is Warming Up to Blockchain A hackathon held by Argentina's central bank shows that interest for blockchain is heating up in the one-time bitcoin hotbed.

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Insurance Coverage For Bitcoin Exchanges Against Cyber Attacks

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 25. 14:00

Insurance Coverage For Bitcoin Exchanges Against Cyber Attacks

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance has tailored coverage for bitcoin exchanges facing the risks of rampant cyber attacks. This sense of assurance may boost consumers’ confidence — but what else should they know about such coverage? Also read: Bitfinex Bail-In Versus Central Bank Bailouts Together with bitFlyer, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSIG) aims to provide protection to exchanges and their consumers, regardless of location. As cryptocurrency use

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Meet Bitcoin Unlimited Developer Andrew Stone

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 25. 12:00

Meet Bitcoin Unlimited Developer Andrew Stone

Bitcoin.com recently chatted with Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) developer Andrew Stone to discuss the alternative client and the current block size debate. Lately, the cryptocurrency community has been asking who the BU developers are, and what are their qualifications. This interview is meant to shed some light on development and Stone’s opinion of the goals BU

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Bitcoin Black Friday: 15% Off World’s Biggest Selection of Crypto-Products

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 25. 09:45

Bitcoin Black Friday: 15% Off World’s Biggest Selection of Crypto-Products

The Bitcoin.com store is giving all customers a 15% discount on all products for Black Friday, as well as a chance to enter a photo contest where you can win $150 in store credit. Also read: 80% of Businesses Lose to Ransomware via Social Media, Phishing Bitcoin Black Friday: Crypto Festivus Waking up from your annual

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80% of Businesses Lose to Ransomware via Social Media, Phishing

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 25. 01:00

80% of Businesses Lose to Ransomware via Social Media, Phishing

Over 80% of hacked companies reported that attack entry points were phishing emails and social media, according to a new report by SentinelOne published on Friday. Also read: ‘No More Ransom’: A Summer Ransomware Project by Tech Security Giants ‘Immediate Need for Better Solutions’ The latest findings compound evidence that business security is no match for today’s

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KeepKey Lowers Price for Black Friday, Adds Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 24. 21:00

KeepKey Lowers Price for Black Friday, Adds Ethereum

Cryptocurrency hardware device manufacturer KeepKey has announced it will integrate Ethereum. The ether implementation comes just in time for the company’s 24-hour Black Friday sale. KeepKey Integrates Ethereum Support Beginning With 24-Hour Sale Seattle-based KeepKey revealed that Ethereum will be supported on its hardware security devices. The ether integration will go live on 25th November, during this

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Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 24. 18:00

Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub

South Korea has become a hotbed for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups. Just recently the Korea Exchange launched its Korea Startup Market (KSM) based on blockchain technology, provided by Korean blockchain startup Blocko. Furthermore, the Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) plans on regulating virtual currencies like bitcoin in 2017. Also read: German Central Banking Workshop Focuses

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Blockchain’s 10 Millionth Wallet And ‘Not Looking Back’

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 24. 14:00

Blockchain’s 10 Millionth Wallet And ‘Not Looking Back’

Bitcoin wallet and explorer company Blockchain has recently reached a milestone in the industry. This past week the company issued its 10 millionth wallet, continuing its leadership as one of the most popular wallets in this space. Also read: SatoshiLabs Gives The Public A Trezor 2 Update Blockchain’s 10 Million Bitcoin Wallets Blockchain was an early Bitcoin company

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European Commission’s New Boost for Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 24. 12:00

European Commission’s New Boost for Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups

The European Commission (EC) recently unveiled the new ‘Start-up and Scale-up Initiative’. Its aim is to increase Europe’s competitiveness for entrepreneurs and innovative startups by reducing regulatory barriers. Also read: ECB to EU: Tighter Regulations, Less Anonymity on Digital Currencies  Problems for European Startups According to the pan-European Trade Association EBAN, Europe has more entrepreneurs per capita than the

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University Teams Choose Between Bitcoin and Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 24. 01:00

University Teams Choose Between Bitcoin and Ethereum

San Francisco-based Kraken, partnering with The Economist, initiated an interesting case study with university MBA groups from around the globe. The teams from multiple universities were asked to submit investment proposals for bitcoin or ether for a chance to win $10,000. Which Investment Will Be More Lucrative: Bitcoin or Ethereum? The school teams have finished their proposals and

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Sberbank CEO Shares His Bitcoin Experiences

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 23. 21:00

Sberbank CEO Shares His Bitcoin Experiences

The CEO of one of Russia’s largest banks, Sberbank, has publicly shared his bitcoin experiences. Herman Gref also spoke about the benefits of virtual currencies during a presentation for a joint project with Google. Could there be more than meets the eye? Also read: Russian Govt Regulator Launches Blockchain Project with Sberbank Herman Gref Is

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21 Files for New Bitcoin Mining Patent

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 23. 19:40

21 Files for New Bitcoin Mining Patent 21 Inc has applied for a patent for specialized bitcoin mining circuitry, public records show.

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SatoshiLabs Gives The Public A Trezor 2 Update

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 23. 18:00

SatoshiLabs Gives The Public A Trezor 2 Update

Recently Bitcoin.com reported on SatoshiLabs showing off its Trezor 2 prototype before the Paralelní Polis event in Prague. The company has now revealed more information concerning the Trezor 2 and its new security application suite — Trezor Core. Also read: A $99 Trezor Could Have Prevented the $70M Bitfinex Theft SatoshiLabs Reveals More Information About Trezor

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Steven Baker in the House Of Commons

Bitbargain.com

2016. Nov. 23. 16:58

Steven Baker in the House Of Commons Steven Baker in the House Of Commons:

Steve Baker making very good points about the sustainability of creating money from thin air. Let’s hope he’s not right and it will not take a huge disaster for things to change.

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Morgan Stanley is Planning to Leave R3, Reports Say

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 23. 16:00

Morgan Stanley is Planning to Leave R3, Reports Say Morgan Stanley and National Bank of Australia are said to be pulling back from the R3 blockchain consortium.

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Vote for CoinDesk's Most Influential People in Blockchain 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 23. 15:00

Vote for CoinDesk's Most Influential People in Blockchain 2016 Voting is now open for CoinDesk's third annual 'Most Influential' people in blockchain award.

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Steemit's First 'Fest' Reveals the Power of Blockchain Community

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 23. 14:25

Steemit's First 'Fest' Reveals the Power of Blockchain Community Steem's global community came together for SteemFest – a two-day conference in Amsterdam event this month.

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RSK Lab Releases Turmeric, the Fastest Ever Testnet Network

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 23. 14:00

RSK Lab Releases Turmeric, the Fastest Ever Testnet Network

Turmeric is the RSK testnet network that offers developers and business solution creators a fast, decentralized, bitcoin-secured ecosystem to test any smart contract application and tool they can dream of. RSK Lab, a.k.a Rootstock, released Turmeric on 23 November 2016. Also Read: How Should We Prepare Smart Contracts to Replace Law Firms? Turmeric: Smart Contracts

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RSK Lab Releases First Bitcoin Smart Contracts Testnet

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 23. 14:00

RSK Lab Releases First Bitcoin Smart Contracts Testnet

Turmeric is the RSK testnet network that offers developers and business solution creators a fast, decentralized, bitcoin-secured ecosystem to test any smart contract application and tool they can dream of. RSK Lab, a.k.a Rootstock, released Turmeric on 23 November 2016. Also Read: How Should We Prepare Smart Contracts to Replace Law Firms? Turmeric: Smart Contracts

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Uganda Takes its First Steps Toward Bitcoin Regulation

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 23. 13:35

Uganda Takes its First Steps Toward Bitcoin Regulation A UN organization focused on criminal justice issues organized a meeting on bitcoin and digital currencies this past summer in Uganda.

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Bitfinex Bail-In Versus Central Bank Bailouts

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 23. 12:00

Bitfinex Bail-In Versus Central Bank Bailouts

Bitfinex’s “bail-in” scheme after a major theft raised questions regarding its risk and fund management. What can we learn from the recent bail-in event? To answer, a look at the result of the bail-in, and how it differs from central bank bailouts is necessary. Also read: Bitfinex ‘Leaning Towards’ Bail-In, Haircut for All BTC Traders With

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Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem Launches New Blockchain Venture

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 23. 05:23

Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem Launches New Blockchain Venture Months after his release from prison for money laundering violations, entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has announced a new blockchain venture.

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Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Adds 10 Millionth Wallet

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 22. 23:35

Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Adds 10 Millionth Wallet Wallet service Blockchain has registered its 10 millionth bitcoin wallet.

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IRS Effort to Access Coinbase Records Could Take Months

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 22. 21:02

IRS Effort to Access Coinbase Records Could Take Months Digital currency exchange Coinbase says it’s planning to fight a government effort to acquire information about its users.

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German Central Banking Workshop Focuses on Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 22. 21:00

German Central Banking Workshop Focuses on Blockchain

Over the next four days, Deutsche Bundesbank in cooperation with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is hosting a blockchain-focused central banking workshop. Also read: Charity DAO Gives the Original DAO a Second Chance Germany Hosts Blockchain Central Banking Event From November 21-24, the event called “Blockchain Technology – Opportunities and Challenges” will discuss emerging digital

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Ethereum's Fourth Fork: So Far, So Good

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 22. 19:15

Ethereum's Fourth Fork: So Far, So Good Ethereum rolled out its latest hard fork today, and so far, the side effects have been minimal.

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UBS Executive ‘Bank Has Several Blockchain Pilots’

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 22. 18:00

UBS Executive ‘Bank Has Several Blockchain Pilots’

Switzerland-based financial services giant UBS is expanding into China with the opening of a new “Business Solution Centre”. According to a Shanghai Daily interview with COO Axel P. Lehmann, the bank is also investing in financial technologies like blockchain. Also read: Coinbase Will Oppose Government Petition in Court UBS Group Business Solution Centre in China and Blockchain Technology

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UBS Executive: ‘Bank Has Several Blockchain Pilots’

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 22. 18:00

UBS Executive: ‘Bank Has Several Blockchain Pilots’

Switzerland-based financial services giant UBS is expanding into China with the opening of a new “Business Solution Centre”. According to a Shanghai Daily interview with COO Axel P. Lehmann, the bank is also investing in financial technologies like blockchain. Also read: Coinbase Will Oppose Government Petition in Court UBS Group Business Solution Centre in China and Blockchain Technology

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Regulators Issue Warnings Over 'Fraudulent' Bitcoin Investment Scheme

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 22. 17:44

Regulators Issue Warnings Over 'Fraudulent' Bitcoin Investment Scheme Regulators in Belize and the Seychelles have sounded the alarm about an allegedly fraudulent bitcoin investment website.

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Most R3 Members Will Invest in Funding Effort, Sources Say

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 22. 16:10

Most R3 Members Will Invest in Funding Effort, Sources Say More than 30 R3 member banks are expected to invest in the blockchain consortium startup as part of its ongoing $150m funding round.

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Online Wallet iPayYou Adds Bitcoins to Amazon Shopping

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 22. 16:00

Online Wallet iPayYou Adds Bitcoins to Amazon Shopping

Online wallet provider iPayYou is adding the option to pay with bitcoin when shopping on Amazon, promising a more “direct” and user-friendly process than similar offerings from competitors such as Gyft or Egifter. Also read: Amazon Reveals Its Own Virtual Currency, ‘Stream+’ For Twitch Online Wallet iPayYou Adds Bitcoin to Amazon Shopping For years people have

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Congressional Committee Calls for CFTC 'Clarity' on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 22. 15:55

Congressional Committee Calls for CFTC 'Clarity' on Bitcoin A Congressional committee has called on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to focus on digital currency regulation.

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Why Remittance Giant MoneyGram Won't Be First With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 22. 14:05

Why Remittance Giant MoneyGram Won't Be First With Blockchain MoneyGram still doesn't think bitcoin will impact its business – but it sees blockchain-powered banks as a potential way for it to cut costs.

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Tech Giant Siemens is Now Working on Blockchain Microgrids

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 22. 13:05

Tech Giant Siemens is Now Working on Blockchain Microgrids A New York blockchain startup has partnered with German tech giant Siemens as it expands an ethereum-based peer-to-peer energy transfer project.

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UK Marketing Firm Goes Bitcoin as Industry Interest Surges

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 22. 12:00

UK Marketing Firm Goes Bitcoin as Industry Interest Surges

UK digital marketing agency In Front Digital has begun accepting bitcoin as payment following an increase in interest from businesses in the sector. Also read: Did Barclays Just Declare War on Bitcoin Users? Bitcoin Benefits Obvious Over Banks, PayPal The company, based in the country’s second city Birmingham, is still among the first movers in an environment

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Santander Quits R3 Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 21. 22:46

Santander Quits R3 Blockchain Consortium Banco Santander has departed the R3 blockchain consortium, according to a representative.

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Argentina's Central Bank is Warming Up to Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 21. 22:04

Argentina's Central Bank is Warming Up to Blockchain A hackathon held by Argentina's central bank shows that interest for blockchain is heating up in the one-time bitcoin hotbed.

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Parity Creator Develops Decentralized Asset Management

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 21. 21:00

Parity Creator Develops Decentralized Asset Management

A new project called “Melon”, created by Parity (Ethcore) founder Dr. Gavin Wood and Melonport AG, will enable decentralized asset management for multiple blockchains. The project announced November 14 will be the first multi-chain capable software. Also read: Synereo Aims to ‘Fundamentally Redesign the Internet’   Polkadot and Melon: Multi-Chain Network, Asset Management Melon will enable a

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Australian Government Pushes for Bitcoin Accounting Standards

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 21. 19:58

Australian Government Pushes for Bitcoin Accounting Standards The Australian government’s financial reporting standards agency is pushing for international action in the area of digital currencies.

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Revolutionizing UN and Humanitarian Operations with BitGive’s GiveTrack

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 21. 18:00

Revolutionizing UN and Humanitarian Operations with BitGive’s GiveTrack

BitGive is a nonprofit organization that has revolutionized philanthropic work through bitcoin and its blockchain technology. Soon BitGive will introduce GiveTrack, a blockchain-based platform that has the potential to dramatically disrupt how international and humanitarian organizations work. Also read: Red Cross Donations Go Astray, Time To Embrace Blockchain Technology Indeed, GiveTrack has the potential to

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Germany's Central Bank is Hosting a Blockchain Conference

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 21. 16:14

Germany's Central Bank is Hosting a Blockchain Conference Germany’s central bank is hosting a four-day conference on blockchain this week.

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Overstock Could Raise $30 Million With Blockchain Stock Offering

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 21. 15:05

Overstock Could Raise $30 Million With Blockchain Stock Offering A trove of recently published documents reveal Overstock could raise over $30m for its blockchain stock offering.

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Goldman Sachs Leaves R3 Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 21. 14:25

Goldman Sachs Leaves R3 Blockchain Consortium One of R3CEV's initial members isn't renewing its agreement with the world's largest blockchain consortium.

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UBS Eyes Blockchain in China Expansion

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 21. 14:00

UBS Eyes Blockchain in China Expansion UBS plans to invest in blockchain as part of an expansion plan in China.

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Charity DAO Gives the Original DAO a Second Chance

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 21. 14:00

Charity DAO Gives the Original DAO a Second Chance

This week Slock.it CTO Christoph Jentzsch announced a new project called the Charity DAO. The idea comes after the team’s disastrous DAOHub experiment, which had a fatal bug allowing an attacker to drain $150 million in Ether. Interestingly enough, Jentzsch wants to take a stab at the autonomous organization concept once again. After Original DAO

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The Most Worrying Slide in the State of Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 21. 12:00

The Most Worrying Slide in the State of Blockchain Venture capital in ethereum is surprisingly low, but is it really? Under the surface, ethereum is evolving differently than its predecessors.

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All Change at Steemit Amid Criticism and Plunge in Value

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 21. 12:00

All Change at Steemit Amid Criticism and Plunge in Value

Social media site Steemit has announced sweeping “economic changes” following a 90%+ drop in value of its currency token, STEEM. Also read: Steemit to Hold First-Ever Public Event in Amsterdam Steemit: Changes ‘Reflect Wishes of Wider Community’ The alterations, published in a blog post on Friday, have already drawn criticism from the cryptocurrency community, which has been

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WINGS Foundation Donations reach $1 Million within 48 hours

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 21. 10:58

WINGS Foundation Donations reach $1 Million within 48 hours

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Coinbase Will Oppose Government Petition in Court

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 21. 06:04

Coinbase Will Oppose Government Petition in Court

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase is under scrutiny by the government agency the IRS, shocking the community. However, it seems Coinbase will be doing everything it can to protect its customer’s data and possibly fight the summons through litigation. Also read: IRS Demands Coinbase Records In Surprise Tax Probe Can the IRS Really Sift Through All Coinbase Customers

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Do Bitcoin and Chinese Yuan Values Correlate?

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 20. 18:00

Do Bitcoin and Chinese Yuan Values Correlate?

The price of the Chinese yuan against the U.S. dollar has gained more attention from bitcoin enthusiasts and speculators lately. They’ve held on to their belief that the bitcoin price is in close correlation with the value of CNY. How does bitcoin and CNY correlate in a quantitative term? Could it be a sheer coincidence? Also read: Bitcoin’s Price

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Blockchain Interest is Rising in Russia (Despite Legal Concerns)

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 20. 16:05

Blockchain Interest is Rising in Russia (Despite Legal Concerns) Moscow-based legal experts examine the thaw in attitudes towards blockchain and bitcoin in Russia.

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Making Sense of Blockchain Governance Applications

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 20. 15:53

Making Sense of Blockchain Governance Applications Ledger Labs' Josh Stark seeks to provide a high-level framework for understanding the potential of nascent blockchain governance applications.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards Grant to Factom

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 20. 12:00

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards Grant to Factom

Blockchain-based company Factom has announced it will soon secure medical records on its platform. The firm received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide immutable and easily accessible records. Also read: Synereo Aims to ‘Fundamentally Redesign the Internet’  Gates Foundation Grant to Produce Distributed Medical Database Factom, the blockchain as-a-service (BaaS) technology company,

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Bitfinex’s Public Face Resigns Due to Conspiracy Theories, Abuse

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 20. 05:25

Bitfinex’s Public Face Resigns Due to Conspiracy Theories, Abuse

Zane Tackett, the community director and product manager at Bitfinex, has officially announced his resignation from the exchange. Tackett reveals his leaving is due to the significant amount of rumors concerning the Bitfinex hack this past August. Also read: IRS Fail: Treasury Audit Says it Can’t Manage Virtual Currencies ‘Insane Conspiracy Theories, Vile People, Incessant Vitriol’

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How South Africa's 'Shark Tank' Saw its First Bitcoin Investment

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 19. 17:34

How South Africa's 'Shark Tank' Saw its First Bitcoin Investment Bitcoin made an unexpected appearance on an episode of the popular TV series "Shark Tank" this week.

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Bitcoin Breaches $750 But Struggles to Set New 2016 High

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 19. 16:25

Bitcoin Breaches $750 But Struggles to Set New 2016 High Bitcoin prices repeatedly breached $750 during the week through 18th November as traders responded to macroeconomic uncertainty.

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Living Room of Satoshi Expands Service Adding Dash

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 19. 12:00

Living Room of Satoshi Expands Service Adding Dash

The 2015 Australian Startup of the Year Living Room of Satoshi is having another great year of “unprecedented growth”. Now the bill payment platform has announced Dash integration allowing users to pay rent, utilities, credit cards, and tax bills with the cryptocurrency.   Also read: Members of the Bitcoin Community Create $1.2M Grant Living Room of

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Bitcoin Tipping App ChangeTip Closes Its Doors

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 19. 03:53

Bitcoin Tipping App ChangeTip Closes Its Doors

Popular Bitcoin tipping platform ChangeTip has announced the service is shutting down operations. The company has been deliberating ways to continue the service, but unfortunately, in the end, it said the only option was to shut down. Also read: IRS Fail: Treasury Audit Says it Can’t Manage Virtual Currencies  ChangeTip Will Shut Down Operations Founded in December

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Engineer Reveals ‘Satoshi-Style’ Whitepaper for P2P Internet

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 19. 01:00

Engineer Reveals ‘Satoshi-Style’ Whitepaper for P2P Internet

Taking inspiration from Satoshi’s whitepaper, engineer Daneel Uys tells Bitcoin.com how BitData can enable peer-to-peer exchange of mobile data in the same fashion value is transmitted over the Bitcoin network today.  Also read: Synereo Aims to ‘Fundamentally Redesign the Internet’ BitData: A Peer-to-Peer Mobile Data System Daneel Uys is a South African researcher and a senior

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The Developers Behind The DAO Are Launching a New DAO

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 19. 00:04

The Developers Behind The DAO Are Launching a New DAO The guys behind Slock.it are at it again.

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Bitcoin Tipping Service ChangeTip to Shut Down

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 18. 21:31

Bitcoin Tipping Service ChangeTip to Shut Down Months after its core development team was acqui-hired by accommodations startup Airbnb, bitcoin tipping ChangeTip is closing its doors.

Source

The Most Worrying Slide in the State of Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 18. 21:00

The Most Worrying Slide in the State of Blockchain Venture capital in ethereum is surprisingly low, but is it really? Under the surface, ethereum is evolving differently than its predecessors.

Source

Dubai Legislation Committee Hosts Bitcoin Workshop

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 18. 21:00

Dubai Legislation Committee Hosts Bitcoin Workshop

On November 20 the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) will host a workshop on Bitcoin. The event will discuss the what lies ahead concerning legislative and legal architecture for the virtual currency industry.   Also read: Dubai Establishes Gov’t Backed ‘Blockchain Council’ Dubai’s Supreme Legislation Committee Creates Bitcoin Workshop Dubai’s SLC, in collaboration

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The IRS is Seeking Data on Coinbase's Bitcoin Customers

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 18. 19:55

The IRS is Seeking Data on Coinbase's Bitcoin Customers The IRS is seeking user records from Coinbase as part of a taxpayer investigation.

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IRS Demands Coinbase Records In Surprise Tax Probe

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 18. 19:50

IRS Demands Coinbase Records In Surprise Tax Probe

Coinbase has received a surprise summons from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), with the agency demanding transaction records of all US users since 2013. Also read: IRS Fail: Treasury Audit Says it Can’t Manage Virtual Currencies IRS: Suspicion Users ‘Failed to Comply’ With Tax Laws The sudden focus on Coinbase, considered to be stringently

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Bitcoin’s Price Value Eyes More Gains

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 18. 18:00

Bitcoin’s Price Value Eyes More Gains

Over the past 48 hours, bitcoin’s fiat value has risen exponentially with the price on a ramp towards US$800 per BTC. Currently, at press time the price is averaging $745. If it reaches $790, it will peak past this summer’s high before the Bitfinex hack. Also read: A Glimpse at Nodio, the Blockchain-Based Router Bitcoin Price Value Bumps

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Japan's Central Bank Believes Blockchain Could Create Tax Issues

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 18. 16:59

Japan's Central Bank Believes Blockchain Could Create Tax Issues A senior official for Japan's central bank had words of caution for distributed ledgers.

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The Swiss Government is Paving the Way for Crypto Banks

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 18. 16:00

The Swiss Government is Paving the Way for Crypto Banks Regulators in Switzerland are moving quickly to create regulation that accommodates digital currency and blockchain startups.

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Bitcoin Miners Can Now Signal Support for SegWit

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 18. 15:14

Bitcoin Miners Can Now Signal Support for SegWit If they so choose, miners can now safely signal their support for a major bitcoin update.

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South Korea is Debating New Bitcoin Exchange Rules

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 18. 14:51

South Korea is Debating New Bitcoin Exchange Rules Financial regulators in South Korea are looking to introduce new regulations for digital currency exchanges by early next year.

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Bitcoin Price Passes $750 as it Nears Five-Month High

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 18. 14:25

Bitcoin Price Passes $750 as it Nears Five-Month High The price of bitcoin is now trading above $750, its highest total in nearly five months.

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India is Paying $900+ for Bitcoin Amid Cash Crisis

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 18. 12:00

India is Paying $900+ for Bitcoin Amid Cash Crisis

Indians appear to be braving huge exchange spreads in a bid to accrue Bitcoin following demonetization of the two largest rupee cash bills. Also read: US Slowly Going Cash-Free, But Where’s the Bitcoin? Indians Buying At $900+ Per Bitcoin A week ago, the Indian government suddenly withdrew the country’s 500 and 1000 rupee bills from circulation. Now,

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Members of the Bitcoin Community Create $1.2M Grant

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 18. 02:51

Members of the Bitcoin Community Create $1.2M Grant

A large group of the companies and innovators from the Bitcoin community have announced the creation of a US$1.2 million grant fund towards Bitcoin development. The open source project has enriched the lives of many globally, and the grant aims to support optimizing the protocol. Also read: The Digital Revolution Increases Sovereignty Bitcoin Community Initiates $1.2

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Navcoin Launches NavTech: an Anonymous, Fully Decentralized Network

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 18. 01:00

Navcoin Launches NavTech: an Anonymous, Fully Decentralized Network

Navcoin, a digital currency based on Satoshi Nakamoto’s open source Bitcoin Core, has launched NavTech — an anonymous, fully decentralized network. Also read: UK’s Metrobank to Start Blockchain Card Payments in 2017 Navcoin, also known as NAV, initially launched in July of 2014 and previously ran a dual-blockchain based anonymous system for a few months from May 2015.

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Blockchain Real Estate Startup Bitmark Raises $1.7 Million

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 22:00

Blockchain Real Estate Startup Bitmark Raises $1.7 Million Taiwan blockchain startup Bitmark has raised $1.7m in a new seed funding round.

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Blockchain Property Rights Startup Bitmark Raises $1.7 Million

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 22:00

Blockchain Property Rights Startup Bitmark Raises $1.7 Million Taiwan blockchain startup Bitmark has raised $1.7m in a new seed funding round.

Source

ViaBTC Sparks Bitcoin Scaling Debate in Reddit AMA

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 21:05

ViaBTC Sparks Bitcoin Scaling Debate in Reddit AMA The head of a Chinese mining pool backing an alternative bitcoin implementation completed a Reddit AMA earlier today.

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Freelancing and Bitcoin: the Standalone Economy

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 17. 21:00

Freelancing and Bitcoin: the Standalone Economy

How do freelancing and bitcoin coincide for good? What are their roles in this new digital economy? For those who love bitcoin, and seek career and financial freedom, this article is for you. Also read: Europeans Can Now Get a Bitcoin Salary, Save Their Boss Money The Increasingly Freelance Workforce In America today, there are 53

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Bitnation Introduces Smart Love, a Blockchain Marriage Application

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 17. 18:00

Bitnation Introduces Smart Love, a Blockchain Marriage Application

Bitnation is a decentralized, blockchain-powered nation driven by technology. As part of its commitment to freedom, it recently pledged to create Smart Love, a blockchain powered marriage service. Smart Love will feature during the EtherCamp hackathon, starting November 17. Also read: Akasha Wants to Put Social Media on the Ethereum Blockchain Smart Love Crucial to Bitnation’s Polylegal

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Dubai Legislators to Discuss Bitcoin Regulation

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 17:01

Dubai Legislators to Discuss Bitcoin Regulation Dubai’s government is laying the groundwork for developing legislation around bitcoin and digital currencies.

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6 Takeaways From CoinDesk's Q3 State of Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 15:57

6 Takeaways From CoinDesk's Q3 State of Blockchain CoinDesk Research has released its full Q3 State of Blockchain, featuring nearly 100 slides of industry data.

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CoinDesk Research: Ethereum Hard Fork Had Little Impact

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 15:55

CoinDesk Research: Ethereum Hard Fork Had Little Impact CoinDesk Research reveals the results of an survey gauging enterprise and entrepreneur perception of the emerging blockchain platform ethereum.

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CoinDesk Research: Ethereum Hard Fork Had Little Impact on Sentiment

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 15:55

CoinDesk Research: Ethereum Hard Fork Had Little Impact on Sentiment CoinDesk Research reveals the results of an survey gauging enterprise and entrepreneur perception of the emerging blockchain platform ethereum.

Source

IBM China Wants to Use Blockchain to Fight Climate Change

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 14:56

IBM China Wants to Use Blockchain to Fight Climate Change IBM’s China division is working with a regional textile printing firm to to develop a platform for trading digital assets tied to carbon emissions.

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What the SEC's Involvement Means for Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 14:30

What the SEC's Involvement Means for Blockchain CoinDesk spotlights ongoing efforts inside the top securities regulator in the US to better understand – and adapt to – advances in blockchain tech.

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How the SEC's Blockchain Lead is Defining Future Regulation

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 17. 14:30

How the SEC's Blockchain Lead is Defining Future Regulation CoinDesk spotlights ongoing efforts inside the top securities regulator in the US to better understand – and adapt to – advances in blockchain tech.

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A Glimpse at Nodio, the Blockchain-Based Router

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 17. 14:00

A Glimpse at Nodio, the Blockchain-Based Router

A new device called Nodio has been recently announced that can run multiple decentralized applications (dApps), a Tor node, and other functionalities. Nodio is a blockchain router that aims to give users a chance to create decentralized solutions.    Also read: Stash Launches ‘Bank In A Box’ Bitcoin Full Node Blockchain-Based Router Aims to Decentralize a

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ViaBTC Now Offers Cloud Mining Contracts

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 17. 12:00

ViaBTC Now Offers Cloud Mining Contracts

Mining pool ViaBTC has just announced its first batch of cloud mining contracts. The company is offering anyone the chance to leverage ViaBTC’s deployment of mining machines. Also read: Trump’s Trade War With China Could Boost Chinese Bitcoin Demand Now Anyone Can Join ViaBTC’s Network Hashrate ViaBTC is a large mining operation that holds roughly 7.9%

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Bitcoin’s Fastest Growing Community Issues Innovative BitConnect Coin ICO

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 17. 10:23

Bitcoin’s Fastest Growing Community Issues Innovative BitConnect Coin ICO

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Could Bitcoin Break the Petrodollar Monopoly and Bring World Peace?

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 17. 03:00

Could Bitcoin Break the Petrodollar Monopoly and Bring World Peace?

Could bitcoin bring world peace by disrupting the current economic order, but while also reviving the U.S. economy? To answer, we must look at oil and the existing “petrodollar monopoly”. Also read: As the Global Economy Falters, bitcoin Offers an Alternative for Prosperity According to one study, “capitalism is an economic structure; war is a

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Technology Is Priming Secession and Decentralization

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 17. 01:00

Technology Is Priming Secession and Decentralization

Many people are unhappy with the outcome of this year’s U.S. election, to say the least. There have been protests, even talks of secession, and individuals who are downright angry two clowns were chosen to represent the United States’ leadership. However, there is hope that these upset people may ultimately progress towards secession and decentralization. Also

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Singapore Startup Designs a Blockchain KYC with IBM

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2016. Nov. 16. 21:00

Singapore Startup Designs a Blockchain KYC with IBM

At this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, the fintech startup KYCK! and IBM announced a collaboration involving a blockchain Know Your Customer (KYC) project. The Singapore-based company will use distributed ledger technology to onboard clients in a secure environment. Also read: Walmart & IBM Improves Food Safety With Blockchain Tech Singapore Startup KYCK! Initiates Blockchain KYC Verification According

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ASX Exec Calls for Blockchain Use in Healthcare

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 16. 19:55

ASX Exec Calls for Blockchain Use in Healthcare The ASX is putting its weight behind another blockchain use case, arguing it could improve existing healthcare processes.

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Gavin Andresen Now Regrets Role in Satoshi Nakamoto Saga

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 16. 19:00

Gavin Andresen Now Regrets Role in Satoshi Nakamoto Saga Gavin Andreseen says he now regrets getting involved in trying to verify Crag Wright's claim he is Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Korea Exchange Launches Blockchain-Powered Private Market

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 16. 18:00

Korea Exchange Launches Blockchain-Powered Private Market The Korea Exchange, South Korea’s sole securities exchange operator, has launched a new service that utilizes blockchain technology.

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Blockchain & Coinify Partner Offering In-Wallet Purchasing

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 16. 18:00

Blockchain & Coinify Partner Offering In-Wallet Purchasing

The leading wallet provider and blockchain explorer Blockchain has just announced a partnership with Coinify. The collaboration means users can fund their wallets with bitcoin near instantaneously. Also read: Blockchain’s Thunder Network Aims at Faster Refunds Blockchain and Coinify Enable In-Wallet Bitcoin Purchasing Bitcoin company Blockchain has continuously been progressing as a reputable platform for the cryptocurrency

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Peernova Quietly Collects $4 Million for Big Data Blockchain Play

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 16. 16:00

Peernova Quietly Collects $4 Million for Big Data Blockchain Play Blockchain solutions provider Peernova is quietly raising money to bring its enterprise big data product to Asia.

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Bitcoin's Lightning Network is Now Digital Asset Compatible

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 16. 14:59

Bitcoin's Lightning Network is Now Digital Asset Compatible With Bitcoin's Lightning Network nearing launch, the number of tests seeking to upgrade the micropayments network is on the rise. Now, industry startup Colu has unveiled a demo of how Lightning could be made compatible with colored coins (a technology that enables small amounts of bitcoin to represent other assets, such as the US dollar, stocks, or even houses or […]

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The Price of Bitcoin Just Jumped $30 in One Hour

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 16. 14:30

The Price of Bitcoin Just Jumped $30 in One Hour The price of bitcoin rose nearly $30 over the course of one hour today, rising to a high of $740 as the price continued to flirt with annual highs.

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UK’s Metrobank to Start Blockchain Card Payments in 2017

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 16. 14:00

UK’s Metrobank to Start Blockchain Card Payments in 2017

Deloitte and fintech startup SETL has partnered with UK bank Metrobank to take blockchain-based card payments live by the end of 2017. Also read: Russian Central Bank: ‘Distributed Ledgers Are Not Blockchains’ Blockchain Bypassing ‘Very Expensive Legacy Infrastructure’ Following a successful trial with 100 Metrobank customers, the joint program will roll out to allow instant transactions which

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Singapore's Central Bank to Test Blockchain-Backed Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 16. 13:30

Singapore's Central Bank to Test Blockchain-Backed Digital Currency Blockchain consortium startup R3CEV and eight major banks are said to be participating in the forthcoming trial.

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Blockchain Capital Dries Up as Big FinTech Deals Decline

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 16. 13:01

Blockchain Capital Dries Up as Big FinTech Deals Decline Bitcoin and blockchain investment is down for the third straight quarter as investors look for returns on what they've already put in.

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Komodo Platform: Making Cryptocurrencies Safe and Anonymous

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 16. 12:38

Komodo Platform: Making Cryptocurrencies Safe and Anonymous

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Kiss & Tell: Adult FriendFinder Hack Exposes 412 Million Accounts

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2016. Nov. 16. 12:00

Kiss & Tell: Adult FriendFinder Hack Exposes 412 Million Accounts

Adult dating site Adult FriendFinder has reportedly suffered an almost total hack of its user files, with hackers breaching 412 million accounts. Also read: FBI Director: ‘There’s No Such Thing As Absolute Privacy’ Poor Security Means Even ‘Deleted’ Accounts Hacked The huge figure dwarfs previous attacks on the site and its partners, of which there have

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Darcrus: Enterprise, Everywhere

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2016. Nov. 16. 11:02

Darcrus: Enterprise, Everywhere

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Bitcoin Enthusiast Peter Thiel Joins Trump Transition Team

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 16. 08:00

Bitcoin Enthusiast Peter Thiel Joins Trump Transition Team

Just last week, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States of America in an electoral upset and unexpected victory against his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In his first week as President-Elect, Trump started forming his transition team. On Friday, he officially added Peter Thiel  to the team. What does this mean

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Ethereum Sets Date for Fourth Blockchain Fork

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 23:00

Ethereum Sets Date for Fourth Blockchain Fork Ethereum developers have unveiled details of its second fork to address denial of service attacks affecting the network.

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Sweden's Central Bank Considers Digital Currency Use

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 22:17

Sweden's Central Bank Considers Digital Currency Use Sweden's central bank could soon launch its own digital currency – though it hasn't yet decided how the offering would work.

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Sweden's Central Bank Considers Digital Currency Use

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 22:15

Sweden's Central Bank Considers Digital Currency Use Sweden's central bank could soon launch its own digital currency – though it hasn't yet decided how the offering would work.

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Blockchain Credit Card Trial Puts New Twist on Retail Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 21:59

Blockchain Credit Card Trial Puts New Twist on Retail Payments Cupcakes on the blockchain? Not quite, but a new blockchain trial showcased how the tech could play a role in consumer payments.

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Botswana Blockchain Summit: An Interview with Alakanani Itireleng

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 15. 21:00

Botswana Blockchain Summit: An Interview with Alakanani Itireleng

From 25-26 November, members of the global Bitcoin community will gather at the University of Botswana for the inaugural Botswana Blockchain Summit. Conference Founders, Alakanani Itireleng of Satoshicentre and Kesego Tumisang of Google Developers Group of Gaborone, aim to educate attendees on Bitcoin and blockchain technology with local and international speakers. Also read: Barclays: ‘Blockchain

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China's CITIC Hosts Seminar on Banking and Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 18:32

China's CITIC Hosts Seminar on Banking and Blockchain China's CITIC bank, one of the country's largest commercial banks, recently held a seminar devoted to blockchain.

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China's CITIC Hosts Seminar on Banking and Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 18:30

China's CITIC Hosts Seminar on Banking and Blockchain China's CITIC bank, one of the country's largest commercial banks, recently held a seminar devoted to blockchain.

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Memphis Residents Now Have Their First Bitcoin ATM

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 15. 18:00

Memphis Residents Now Have Their First Bitcoin ATM

The city of Memphis will now have a Bitcoin ATM as the firm Coinsource installs three new machines in the state of Tennessee. The company is the largest Bitcoin ATM provider in the U.S. and has averaged over one installation per week in 2016.     Memphis Bitcoin ATM One of Three in Tennessee Memphis, in Tennessee’s southwest, will

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A (Brief and Incomplete) History of Censorship in /r/Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 15. 18:00

A (Brief and Incomplete) History of Censorship in /r/Bitcoin

Please do not use the censored /r/bitcoin or Bitcointalk. Use /r/btc instead. The free and open discussions on this forum help individuals and the Bitcoin community achieve Truth. Everyone has some wisdom or knowledge to contribute to a discussion, and everyone who reads the discussion and gains that knowledge gets closer to the Truth. This is

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IBM Unveils Blockchain Project For KYC Compliance

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 17:55

IBM Unveils Blockchain Project For KYC Compliance IBM's Bluemix Garage in Singapore has unveiled a new blockchain project built in collaboration with a local startup.

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IBM Unveils Blockchain Platform For KYC Compliance

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 17:37

IBM Unveils Blockchain Platform For KYC Compliance IBM's Bluemix Garage in Singapore has unveiled a new blockchain project built in collaboration with a local startup.

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Blockchain Won't Just Change Regulation, it Could Reshape the SEC

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 16:59

Blockchain Won't Just Change Regulation, it Could Reshape the SEC SEC commissioner's departure are just part of the remaking of regulation thanks to Donald Trump and blockchain.

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With Vulcan Project, PwC Wants Banks to Rethink Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 14:30

With Vulcan Project, PwC Wants Banks to Rethink Bitcoin PwC Australia sheds light on the origins and utility of its newly launched digital asset service Vulcan.

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Free Ross-A-Thon Event Aims to Promote Freedom

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 15. 14:00

Free Ross-A-Thon Event Aims to Promote Freedom

Ross Ulbricht has been continuously fighting for his freedom, and to appeal his life sentence he received for operating a website. Ulbricht and his family have taken the case to the Court of Appeals by questioning the investigation, court proceedings, and ultimately the harsh sentencing. On 4th December from 2-10pm EST, many well-known liberty activists will gather

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Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Adds APIs for Automated Traders

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 13:59

Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Adds APIs for Automated Traders New York bitcoin exchange Gemini has announced a series of new API offerings aimed at automated traders.

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Is a Blockchain Patent Still Possible?

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 13:01

Is a Blockchain Patent Still Possible? How easy would it be to patent a blockchain invention in the face of complex and arcane legal processes?

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Bitcoin’s Biggest Wallet Provider Is Having Its Best Month Ever

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 15. 12:00

Bitcoin’s Biggest Wallet Provider Is Having Its Best Month Ever

After Donald Trump’s shock win in the U.S. presidential election, gold and silver went up in value — as well as bitcoin. A recent piece from Business Insider informs us how this affected Bitcoin’s biggest wallet provider Blockchain in a very positive way. In fact, the company is having its best month ever. Also read:Trump

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UNICEF Just Invested in its First Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 15. 01:01

UNICEF Just Invested in its First Blockchain Startup The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has invested in a South African blockchain startup as part of a broader technology innovation push.

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IRS Fail: Treasury Audit Says it Can’t Manage Virtual Currencies

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 15. 01:00

IRS Fail: Treasury Audit Says it Can’t Manage Virtual Currencies

In a recently released internal report of an audit conducted by the Treasury department of the IRS and its ability to properly ensure taxpayer compliance with regards to virtual currencies (VCs) such as Bitcoin, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Michael McKenney gave the IRS a big fat ‘F’. Also read: FBI Releases ‘Primer’ Successfully Infiltrating

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Some Suggest Bitcoin As An Alternative for Zimbabwe

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 14. 21:00

Some Suggest Bitcoin As An Alternative for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has been shuddering all century from a failing economy that continually causes cash shortages and tumultuous market inflation. According to a recent editorial from the African Mail & Guardian, some economists are suggesting bitcoin as an alternative. Also read: Ontario Securities Commission Hosts Fintech Hackathon Economist Says Zimbabwe Could Benefit From Bitcoin Since the year 2000,

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Former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher Joins Symbiont Board

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 19:23

Former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher Joins Symbiont Board A former commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission has joined the board of directors for smart contract startup Symbiont.

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Bitcoin Startup Blockchain to Add In-Wallet Buying Option

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 18:13

Bitcoin Startup Blockchain to Add In-Wallet Buying Option Bitcoin wallet company Blockchain is beta testing a new in-wallet purchase option in partnership with payments startup Coinify.

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Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain to Add Buying Option

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 18:13

Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain to Add Buying Option Bitcoin wallet company Blockchain is beta testing a new in-wallet purchase option in partnership with payments startup Coinify.

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Bitcoin Mining Intensifies During Q4 of 2016

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 14. 18:00

Bitcoin Mining Intensifies During Q4 of 2016

Bitcoin mining has become a serious and profitable industry. Over the past couple of years, the mining race to capture the last bitcoins has been on fire. Also read: Webjet & Microsoft Introduce Travel Industry Blockchain MGT Capital Investments Joins the Mining Race There’s a lot of discussions when it comes to the cryptocurrency network’s mining

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CME Group Launches Bitcoin Price Indexes

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 16:55

CME Group Launches Bitcoin Price Indexes The CME Group officially launched its bitcoin price indexes yesterday.

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Charlie Shrem to Kick Off New CoinDesk Event Series

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 16:04

Charlie Shrem to Kick Off New CoinDesk Event Series CoinDesk is launching a new monthly event series, to take place live at its Times Square headquarters.

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OCBC Trials Blockchain for Interbank Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 15:07

OCBC Trials Blockchain for Interbank Payments A bank in Singapore has tested a blockchain-based payment service, with an eye to develop commercial products around the tech.

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Breaking Zcash: Blockchain and the Art of Security Theater

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 14:38

Breaking Zcash: Blockchain and the Art of Security Theater As bitcoin core developer Peter Todd published his role in helping create the Zcash cryptocurrency doubt is cast on the system's "trustless setup."

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Zcash and the Art of Security Theater

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 14:38

Zcash and the Art of Security Theater As bitcoin core developer Peter Todd published his role in helping create the Zcash cryptocurrency doubt is cast on the system's "trustless setup."

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Hong Kong Government Still Cautious About Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 14. 14:00

Hong Kong Government Still Cautious About Blockchain

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) held a one-day fintech event on Friday to present blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the industry. The event also coincided with the central bank’s launch of a DLT research whitepaper. The paper says fintech explores new frontiers beyond “trendy banking or payment services,” like artificial intelligence, virtual

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Why the Blockchain Hackathon Economy is Booming

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 14. 13:13

Why the Blockchain Hackathon Economy is Booming Even larger blockchain startups are making the effort to get involved in hackathons. The reason? It's good for business, sources say.

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Central Bank of Argentina Calls on the Bitcoin and Blockchain Community

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 14. 12:00

Central Bank of Argentina Calls on the Bitcoin and Blockchain Community

The Central Bank of Argentina and government representatives have asked the Bitcoin community to join efforts to eradicate financial exclusion, transform the financial industry, promote financial opportunities, and reduce inflation. Officials made their request at the Latin America Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference (laBITconf), on November 5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also read: Governments & Central

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Will Bitcoin Have Its Moment in the Trump Era?

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 13. 18:04

Will Bitcoin Have Its Moment in the Trump Era? Why a Trump presidency might bring about the fall of the dollar, with digital money as its replacement.

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Bitcoin Can Be a Blessing for the Legal Pot Business

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 13. 18:00

Bitcoin Can Be a Blessing for the Legal Pot Business

Several U.S. states, including Colorado and Washington, have legalized recreational marijuana use. Legalization has been a huge success, with interest growing continually. The election has only pushed legal pot further with California, Nevada and Massachusetts joining the party. The business does have a few problems, for which bitcoin may be the answer. Also read: Colorado Cannabis Operations Begin Banking

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Bitcoin's Security Model: A Deep Dive

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 13. 15:57

Bitcoin's Security Model: A Deep Dive CoinDesk takes a look under the hood to understand what security features are and aren't offered by bitcoin.

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Ontario Securities Commission Hosts Fintech Hackathon

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 13. 12:00

Ontario Securities Commission Hosts Fintech Hackathon

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has announced it is hosting a regulatory hackathon for blockchain and fintech innovation. The event follows the recent launch of the OSC LaunchPad, a service that engages with fintech startups and provides opportunity. Also read: Webjet & Microsoft Introduce Travel Industry Blockchain Hackathon Looking for the Wow Factor The regulatory agency that

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Rupee Out, Bitcoin In: How India Could Become New China

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 12. 21:00

Rupee Out, Bitcoin In: How India Could Become New China

Indian interest in Bitcoin has skyrocketed following sudden rupee reforms, revealing serious potential to challenge major markets including China. Also read: India Becomes No.2 Bitcoin Amazon Buyer Amid Rupee Shake-Up India Bitcoin Searches Spike as Rupee Falls Bitcoin.com reported Thursday on India’s government withdrawing the country’s two highest-value banknotes, supposedly in a bid to curb corruption. The notes

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South Korean Bank Creates Cross-Border Bitcoin Service

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 12. 18:00

South Korean Bank Creates Cross-Border Bitcoin Service

One of the oldest banks in South Korea, Shinhan Bank, has revealed it will launch a cryptocurrency remittance service using Bitcoin. A joint effort between the bank and Streami Inc. will oversee the cross-border service between Korea and China. Shinhan Bank and Streami Plan to Launch South Korean Bitcoin Remittance Platform According to Pulse, Shinhan Bank

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Markets Monthly: Bitcoin Tests 2016 Highs as Investors Seek Privacy

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 12. 17:19

Markets Monthly: Bitcoin Tests 2016 Highs as Investors Seek Privacy Cryptocurrencies experienced notable volatility in October, with bitcoin enjoying gains while Monero, ether and ether classic all suffered declines.

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Bitcoin Tests 2016 Highs as Investors Seek Privacy

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 12. 17:19

Bitcoin Tests 2016 Highs as Investors Seek Privacy Cryptocurrencies experienced notable volatility in October, with bitcoin enjoying gains while Monero, ether and ether classic all suffered declines.

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What's Left Before Bitcoin's Lightning Network Goes Live

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 12. 16:30

What's Left Before Bitcoin's Lightning Network Goes Live There aren't many steps left before bitcoin's Lightning Network will be finished — or at least an early version of it.

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Deutsche Bank Survey Sees Blockchain Adoption in Six Years

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 12. 14:00

Deutsche Bank Survey Sees Blockchain Adoption in Six Years

A newly published Deutsche Bank report called “Powering the flow of global capital” goes into great detail about the blockchain phenomenon. Researchers from the bank surveyed a variety of participants who believe blockchain technology is estimated to hit critical mass within six years. Deutsche Bank Survey Shows High Hopes for Blockchain Industry Deutsche Bank executives explained

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Trump’s Trade War With China Could Boost Chinese Bitcoin Demand

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 12. 12:00

Trump’s Trade War With China Could Boost Chinese Bitcoin Demand

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to declare China a currency manipulator on day one of his presidency. During his campaign, he also repeatedly pledged to impose a 45% tariff on Chinese goods. His promises risk creating a trade war between the U.S. and China which could weaken the yuan and accelerate Chinese capital outflows.

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Blockchain Startup Everex Aims for Financial Inclusion

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 12. 03:00

Blockchain Startup Everex Aims for Financial Inclusion

A new startup called Everex, a financial inclusion blockchain remittance company, aims to nourish the 3.5 billion under-banked globally. The platform uses the Ethereum blockchain to create “cryptocash” assets, which are pegged to units of fiat currency and tethered to the peer-to-peer network. Also read: Webjet & Microsoft Introduce Travel Industry Blockchain Everex Introduces Cryptocash  

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Ukraine Bank Roadmap: Blockchain-Based Payments by Q4 2017

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 12. 01:00

Ukraine Bank Roadmap: Blockchain-Based Payments by Q4 2017

Ukraine’s central bank has unveiled the roadmap for its Cashless Economy scheme, which will see it use the Blockchain as the basis for e-money transmission from 2017.  Also read: A Safe Guide for Bitcoin Travelers Visiting Ukraine Blockchain Roadmap for Payments, State Registers The plans, which run until the first quarter of 2018, were revealed by Konstantin

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Bitcoin Wasn't the Only Digital Currency to See Post-Election Bounce

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 11. 23:39

Bitcoin Wasn't the Only Digital Currency to See Post-Election Bounce Bitcoin enjoyed a boost following the election, but Monero enjoyed the largest weekly gains, surging more than 20%.

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Bitcoin Startup Blockstream Seeking Patent for Sidechains Design

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 11. 23:00

Bitcoin Startup Blockstream Seeking Patent for Sidechains Design The US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) has published a patent application submitted by bitcoin startup Blockstream for its work on sidechains.

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Hong Kong Central Bank: Blockchain Holds 'Enormous Potential'

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 11. 21:51

Hong Kong Central Bank: Blockchain Holds 'Enormous Potential' The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a new white paper on distributed ledger tech.

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Uber Wars: Cell 411 Offers Rides for Bitcoin, Monero or Almost Anything

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 11. 21:00

Uber Wars: Cell 411 Offers Rides for Bitcoin, Monero or Almost Anything

The race to create a decentralized Uber now has perhaps its most bona fide competitor. It comes with Cell 411’s decentralized ridesharing app, just launched in Austin, Texas. Also read: ‘Decentralized Uber’ App Delivers 1,000 Meals in Austin, Texas CEO: Users ‘Have Freedom Unlike Uber and Lyft’ Cell 411 is a disruptor social network originally aimed at

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One in Four Bitcoin Nodes Are Now Upgraded for SegWit

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 11. 18:45

One in Four Bitcoin Nodes Are Now Upgraded for SegWit Bitcoin network data shows that 25 percent of nodes worldwide are signaling support for Segregated Witness.

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FBI Releases ‘Primer’ Successfully Infiltrating Darknets

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 11. 18:00

FBI Releases ‘Primer’ Successfully Infiltrating Darknets

The FBI has published a “primer” on Darknet Marketplaces (DNM) after disrupting the infrastructure of a market with an operation called Hyperion. U.S. law enforcement agencies said they have wrapped up a “successful” international operation, teaching them a lot about underground online market behavior.       Operation Hyperion On November 1 a task force made up of

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R3 Banks Trial Blockchain Identity Registry

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 11. 16:17

R3 Banks Trial Blockchain Identity Registry Ten global banks have tested a distributed ledger-based know-your-customer registry through the R3 blockchain consortium.

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The Long Disrupt: How Blockchain Startups Are Reshaping the DTCC

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 11. 15:31

The Long Disrupt: How Blockchain Startups Are Reshaping the DTCC Facing threats from blockchain, the DTCC embraces startup innovators.

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Blockchain Startup Adds UK Cybersecurity Expert to Board

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 11. 15:01

Blockchain Startup Adds UK Cybersecurity Expert to Board A former official for the UK’s Foreign Office has joined the board of blockchain startup Setl.

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John McAfee: Wake the F*** up to Consumer Security Threat

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 11. 14:00

John McAfee: Wake the F*** up to Consumer Security Threat

Security mogul John McAfee said consumers must “wake the fuck up” to their devices’ basic security threats – while describing Blockchain technology as “the beauty of mathematics.” Also read: MGT Capital & Bitmain Focus On U.S.-Based Bitcoin Mining Hackers ‘Will Figure It Out’… In an interview with IB Times at the Blockchain:Money event in London, the renowned

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Blockchain for CPU? Analyzing Golem's Ethereum Token Sale

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 11. 13:59

Blockchain for CPU? Analyzing Golem's Ethereum Token Sale What you need to know about the imminent crowdfunding effort by Golem, an ethereum-based market for computer processing power.

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Singapore’s Central Bank Builds Blockchain Lab With R3

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 11. 12:00

Singapore’s Central Bank Builds Blockchain Lab With R3

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has officially announced a partnership with fintech firm R3. The joint effort will also see the launch of a distributed ledger technology (DLT) Center of Excellence in Asia. The Asian DLT lab will focus on expanding the emerging technology across the region. Also read: China’s First Online Insurance Firm Starts

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Spells of Genesis Releases Road Map to Prepare for Mobile Soft Launch

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 11. 01:00

Spells of Genesis Releases Road Map to Prepare for Mobile Soft Launch

Everdreamsoft, the developers behind the new mobile online trading card game Spells of Genesis, have announced a new roadmap for the blockchain-based game. It details some minor developments and bug fixes. Also read: Leading Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Releases API  Everdreamsoft Releases New Update for SoG The roadmap for Everdreamsoft’s newest title began on October 27th. It

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FirstBlood Gaming Platform Elevating eSports Integrity With Blockchain?

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 10. 21:00

FirstBlood Gaming Platform Elevating eSports Integrity With Blockchain?

Recent events in the competitive Dota 2 community have raised questions about the integrity of eSports gaming organizations and how they treat their players, with a popular gamer claiming his team managers cheated him and other teammates out of hard-earned money. Also read: Leading Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Releases API This revelation is a nod to the

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Deutsche Bank: Capital Markets Expect Blockchain Impact Within 6 Years

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 10. 19:07

Deutsche Bank: Capital Markets Expect Blockchain Impact Within 6 Years Three out of four capital markets participants believe distributed ledger tech will see widespread use within the next six years.

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Bitcoin.com Adds Widgets, Tools, and a Voting Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 10. 19:00

Bitcoin.com Adds Widgets, Tools, and a Voting Platform

Bitcoin.com has been steadily expanding our resources to spread adoption and to tell the world the many benefits of a decentralized cryptocurrency. Now we’ve decided to kick it up a notch by adding a variety of new features to our portal. Bitcoin.com aims to be the go-to premier destination for all things Bitcoin. Introducing Bitcoin.com

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How Blockchain Contracts and IoT Could Save Global Shipping Billions

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 10. 18:00

How Blockchain Contracts and IoT Could Save Global Shipping Billions

A “case study event” in Hong Kong this month will look at blockchain’s potential to solve problems in the global freight shipping industry. The November 24 event, titled “Chain of Shipping,” will take place as part of Hong Kong Maritime Industry Week. Also read: China’s First Online Insurance Firm Starts Blockchain R&D Shipping: Paper and Digital

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How Two New Sidechains Proposals Could Change Bitcoin's DNA

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 10. 17:45

How Two New Sidechains Proposals Could Change Bitcoin's DNA Work on bitcoin sidechains – long thought to be one of the best ways to improve the functionality of the network – is advancing. Here's how.

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Danish Blockchain Company Offers to Help Build Trump’s Wall

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 10. 15:06

Danish Blockchain Company Offers to Help Build Trump’s Wall

A Denmark-based blockchain company is offering an alternative funding solution that does not involve Mexican pesos or American taxpayer dollars to pay for Trump’s infamous wall. Also read: Webjet & Microsoft Introduce Travel Industry Blockchain No Pesos, Tax Dollars Required One of Donald Trump’s most controversial campaign promises of building a wall as a solution to illegal

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Hyperledger's Next Act: A Blockchain Bridge to China

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 10. 14:50

Hyperledger's Next Act: A Blockchain Bridge to China If blockchain is done right, borders will begin to disappear. Immutable, shared ledgers of transactions and goods could come to serve as a reminder that everything we grow, build, buy and sell comes from the same tiny planet. But this future is far from guaranteed, and the various blockchain developer groups competing to bring it to […]

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Russia's Central Securities Depository Tests Blockchain Assets Exchange

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 10. 14:18

Russia's Central Securities Depository Tests Blockchain Assets Exchange Russia's national central securities depository (CSD) is working with a tech startup to test the exchange and transfer of blockchain assets.

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India Becomes No.2 Bitcoin Amazon Buyer Amid Rupee Shake-Up

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 10. 14:00

India Becomes No.2 Bitcoin Amazon Buyer Amid Rupee Shake-Up

India is now the second biggest user of Purse.io’s ‘Bitcoin Amazon’ as sweeping changes take effect over the country’s currency, the rupee. Also read: India’s Law Enforcement Probes Dark Net Markets Cash Removals ‘Strengthening the Common Man’ In a televised speech, Prime inister Narendra Modi declared this week that larger-denomination rupee bills, specifically 500 ($7.50) and 1000 ($15)

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Trump Election Casts Uncertain Shadow on US Blockchain Policy

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 10. 13:16

Trump Election Casts Uncertain Shadow on US Blockchain Policy Leading blockchain policy groups weigh in on what a Trump victory means for the emerging technology and its startup community.

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Webjet & Microsoft Introduce Travel Industry Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 10. 12:00

Webjet & Microsoft Introduce Travel Industry Blockchain

The Australian-based online travel service Webjet provides customers with airline tickets, car rentals, and insurance packages. Recently the company announced a partnership with Microsoft that aims to provide a blockchain solution to improve the travel industry. Also read: Trump Pump: Bitcoin Price Surges Following Election Upset Webjet & Microsoft Build Blockchain Proof-of-Concept The travel company Webjet revealed

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New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode: Ivan Zone of Suchflex

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 09. 21:00

New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode: Ivan Zone of Suchflex

The Bitcoin.com Podcast is out again! This week, Gavin Knight talks to Ivan Zone, CEO of Suchflex. Suchflex is a shared computing platform that pays users for their spare computing resources, with bitcoin and other cryptocurrency options. Also read: Bitcoin.com Podcast: Bitcoin Investment Funds with Ransu Salovaara Rent Out Computing Resources for Money Does your computer

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Former Estonian President to Lead World Economic Forum Blockchain Group

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 09. 20:19

Former Estonian President to Lead World Economic Forum Blockchain Group The World Economic Forum has created a new working group focused on blockchain co-chaired by the former president of Estonia.

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Veteran Bitcoin Legal Strategist Joins Trump Transition Firm

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 09. 19:40

Veteran Bitcoin Legal Strategist Joins Trump Transition Firm Veteran bitcoin lawyer Carol Van Cleef has officially joined Baker Hostetler, a law firm that will oversee President-elect Trump's transition.

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Veteran Bitcoin Legal Strategist Joins Firm Hosting Trump Transition Meetings

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 09. 19:40

Veteran Bitcoin Legal Strategist Joins Firm Hosting Trump Transition Meetings Veteran bitcoin lawyer Carol Van Cleef has officially joined Baker Hostetler, a law firm that will oversee President-elect Trump's transition.

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Leading Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Releases API

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 09. 18:00

Leading Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Releases API

Unocoin, one of India’s leading Bitcoin companies, has just unveiled its first Application Programming Interface (API) release. The company is providing the API to help curate the cryptocurrency market within India. Also read: Le Cercle du Coin Creates a ‘Bitcoin Boulevard’ in Paris    Unocoin Releases Application Programming Interface for Startups and Entrepreneurs Unocoin has been expanding

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Alleged Bitcoin Scammer Busted By Dubai Police

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 09. 17:37

Alleged Bitcoin Scammer Busted By Dubai Police Police in Dubai have reportedly arrested a man accused stealing bitcoins from several individuals.

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Despite Trump Bump, Bitcoin Still Strives for 'Safe Haven' Status

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 09. 16:28

Despite Trump Bump, Bitcoin Still Strives for 'Safe Haven' Status An unexpected Trump presidential victory helped support the idea bitcoin could one day become a safe haven asset.

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Trump Pump: Bitcoin Price Surges Following Election Upset

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 09. 15:11

Trump Pump: Bitcoin Price Surges Following Election Upset

Bitcoin surged $30 to test earlier highs following the announcement that Donald Trump had become president of the United States early this morning. Also read: Trump Vs Clinton: Bitcoin Illiteracy in 2016 Presidential Election Trump Pumped, Bitcoin Bumped, Markets Dumped In what is being regarded as one of the most unlikely political victories, Trump’s win is piling

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Fourth Annual Bitcoin Brazil Conference Announced

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 09. 15:00

Fourth Annual Bitcoin Brazil Conference Announced

The fourth annual Bitcoin Conference in Brazil is taking place December 10-11 in the city of Belo Horizonte. Organizers are expecting many entrepreneurs, startups, and executives to attend this event that promotes cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions. Also read:Rootstock Launches New Testnet ‘Turmeric’ Brazil’s Fourth Event to Spread the Bitcoin Word in South America This December

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Overstock's Blockchain and the War Against Naked Shorting

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 09. 14:30

Overstock's Blockchain and the War Against Naked Shorting Overstock plans to sell shares of stock on its own transparent blockchain platform, but will it stop the cheating?

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Bitcoin Hailed as ‘Nominated Exit Plan’ During Yuan, Dollar Turbulence

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 09. 12:00

Bitcoin Hailed as ‘Nominated Exit Plan’ During Yuan, Dollar Turbulence

Bitcoin’s steady growth is more enticing than ever as a “nominated exit plan” as China, the U.S. and Italy prepare to give markets a hard time in December. Also read: China’s New Blockchain Drive: Who’s Leading it, and Why? Dollar, Yuan, Euro Downside Risks While Chinese government reactions to Bitcoin helped knock several percentage points off Bitcoin’s value

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Deloitte Opens Ethereum Identity Platform to Blockchain Developers

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 09. 08:06

Deloitte Opens Ethereum Identity Platform to Blockchain Developers "Big Four" accounting firm Deloitte to announce it will hand-over its Smart Identity blockchain solution to the open-source community.

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Bitcoin Bounces, Futures Flounder as Trump Nears Presidential Upset

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 09. 06:39

Bitcoin Bounces, Futures Flounder as Trump Nears Presidential Upset Bitcoin prices are rising as Donald Trump is poised for a potential win in the US presidential election.

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Gemini Expands Bitcoin and Ether Exchange to New Asian Markets

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 22:42

Gemini Expands Bitcoin and Ether Exchange to New Asian Markets Digital currency exchange Gemini announced yesterday that it is opening its services to traders in South Korea and Japan.

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Inspector General: IRS Needs to Overhaul Bitcoin Tax Strategy

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 20:21

Inspector General: IRS Needs to Overhaul Bitcoin Tax Strategy The US Internal Revenue Service needs to overhaul its strategy for bitcoin, an agency watchdog warned in a report published today.

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Coinbase Redesigns Wallet Website for Digital Assets

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 19:29

Coinbase Redesigns Wallet Website for Digital Assets Coinbase has launched a redesigned version of its website, an unveiling it said marks its transition from a wallet to a digital asset exchange.

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The FCA Is Testing Bitcoin Cross-Border Transactions

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 08. 18:00

The FCA Is Testing Bitcoin Cross-Border Transactions

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently testing clearing and settlement solutions using Bitcoin. The financial services regulatory commission has been working with digital currency operation Epiphyte, a firm that settles cross-border payments using blockchain technology. Also read: Le Cercle du Coin Creates a ‘Bitcoin Boulevard’ in Paris UK Financial Conduct Authority Is Testing the

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In 2016 US Election, Bitcoin and Blockchain Were Blips on Campaign Radar

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 16:55

In 2016 US Election, Bitcoin and Blockchain Were Blips on Campaign Radar CoinDesk recounts its attempts to engage with major political candidates ahead of the 2016 US election.

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As Argentina Embraces Blockchain, Emphasis on Politics Remains

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 15:15

As Argentina Embraces Blockchain, Emphasis on Politics Remains A recent conference highlights how bitcoin and blockchain may be a means to the same end for Argentina's entrepreneurs.

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Trumpchain Revealed: The Man Behind the Blockchain Parody

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 14:35

Trumpchain Revealed: The Man Behind the Blockchain Parody CoinDesk gives a short spotlight to the man behind a popular blockchain Twitter account that could be coming to a close with the US election.

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R3 Launches Blockchain Lab in Singapore

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 14:05

R3 Launches Blockchain Lab in Singapore Banking consortium R3 has officially launched a new blockchain lab in Singapore in partnership with the local central bank.

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Rootstock Launches New Testnet ‘Turmeric’

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 08. 14:00

Rootstock Launches New Testnet ‘Turmeric’

Turmeric, the Rootstock test network for smart contracts, is now released. Rootstock (RSK) founder Diego Gutierrez and team members launched the platform at the Latin America Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference (laBITconf), on November 4 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also read: U.S. Regulatory Arm Creates ‘Office of Innovation’ for Fintech Powering Smart Contracts With Bitcoin Rootstock is the forerunner of

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RSK Launches New Testnet ‘Turmeric’

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 08. 14:00

RSK Launches New Testnet ‘Turmeric’

Turmeric, the Rootstock (RSK) test network for smart contracts, is now released. RSK founder Diego Gutierrez and team members launched the platform at the Latin America Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference (laBITconf), on November 4 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also read: U.S. Regulatory Arm Creates ‘Office of Innovation’ for Fintech Powering Smart Contracts With Bitcoin Rootstock is the forerunner of an

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Bitcoin Traders Believe Trump Win Could Trigger Price Boost

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 12:56

Bitcoin Traders Believe Trump Win Could Trigger Price Boost Market observers offer their views on how the US presidential election could impact digital currency markets.

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Blockchain Hype Giving Way to the “OG” at Bitcoin.com Conference

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 08. 12:48

Blockchain Hype Giving Way to the “OG” at Bitcoin.com Conference

For the participants at the Bitcoin-related conference “Blockchain: Money,” the prevailing sentiment was pretty clear; the hype around the word blockchain is dying down and Bitcoin is coming back in a big way. This was evident in many of the well-known speakers’ presentations on the status of the industry. Also read: $1.4 Billion Invested in Blockchain,

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Blockchain Hype Giving Way to the “OG” at Blockchain: Money

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 08. 12:48

Blockchain Hype Giving Way to the “OG” at Blockchain: Money

For the participants at the Bitcoin-related conference “Blockchain: Money,” the prevailing sentiment was pretty clear; the hype around the word blockchain is dying down and Bitcoin is coming back in a big way. This was evident in many of the well-known speakers’ presentations on the status of the industry. Also read: $1.4 Billion Invested in Blockchain,

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$1.4 Billion Invested in Blockchain, says PwC Executive

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 08. 12:00

$1.4 Billion Invested in Blockchain, says PwC Executive

Leading PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) executive Seamus Cushley says $1.4 billion has been invested in blockchain startups so far this year. Cushley, director of fintech and digital at EMEA, will discuss blockchain’s evolution on November 8 at PwC’s Business Forum in Dublin. Also read:PwC: Blockchain Will Drive Holiday Season Logistics Blockchain Is Becoming Popular Amongst All Sectors Within The

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Overstock Invests in Blockchain Voting Startup SettleMint

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 08. 00:16

Overstock Invests in Blockchain Voting Startup SettleMint E-tail giant Overstock has invested in a Belgium-based blockchain startup.

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Bitcoin or Ether? College Teams Compete in $10k Crypto Investment Contest

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 07. 23:17

Bitcoin or Ether? College Teams Compete in $10k Crypto Investment Contest Students from thirteen colleges worldwide are vying for a $10,000 first prize in a cryptocurrency investment contest.

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Australian Travel Agency Tests Blockchain Bookings

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 07. 19:12

Australian Travel Agency Tests Blockchain Bookings A hotel bookings company based in Australia has developed a blockchain proof-of-concept in partnership with Microsoft.

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China’s First Online Insurance Firm Starts Blockchain R&D

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 07. 18:00

China’s First Online Insurance Firm Starts Blockchain R&D

China’s first online insurance company ZhongAn has officially announced its ZhongAn IT Services subsidiary. The newly founded startup will use ZhongAn and its external partners to research and develop artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud computing, and data-driven technologies. Also read: Microsoft Rolls Out Its Cloud-Based Ethereum Consortium   China’s First Online Insurance Firm Initiates the ‘ABCD

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Now Hiring: US DOJ Seeks Digital Currency Legal Experts

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 07. 16:24

Now Hiring: US DOJ Seeks Digital Currency Legal Experts The Department of Justice is looking to hire attorneys to assist it with developing digital currency regulations.

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UK Regulator Adds 9 Blockchain Startups to Fintech 'Sandbox'

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 07. 15:19

UK Regulator Adds 9 Blockchain Startups to Fintech 'Sandbox' Nine blockchain startups have joined a fintech 'sandbox' run by one of the UK's top finance regulators.

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Tesco Bank Gives £25 Handouts as ‘Gesture’ for Stolen Customer Funds

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 07. 15:00

Tesco Bank Gives £25 Handouts as ‘Gesture’ for Stolen Customer Funds

UK bank Tesco Bank has suspended online payments after funds disappeared from 20 thousand accounts, while customers report being offered ‘goodwill gestures’ worth just £25. Also read: Did Barclays Just Declare War on Bitcoin Users? Tesco Bank: Accounts Blocked As ‘Precaution’ Tesco Bank, owned by the UK’s largest supermarket chain of the same name, has so far not given details

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Digital Asset Holdings Targets Biggest of the Big Banks With New Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 07. 14:25

Digital Asset Holdings Targets Biggest of the Big Banks With New Blockchain Tech Digital Asset Holdings revealed new blockchain smart contracts tech at a meeting of the Hyperledger project last week.

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Digital Asset Holdings Targets Systemically Important FIs With New Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 07. 14:25

Digital Asset Holdings Targets Systemically Important FIs With New Blockchain Tech Digital Asset Holdings revealed new blockchain smart contracts tech at a meeting of the Hyperledger project last week.

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Digital Asset Targets World's Biggest Banks With New Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 07. 14:25

Digital Asset Targets World's Biggest Banks With New Blockchain Tech Digital Asset Holdings revealed new blockchain smart contracts tech at a meeting of the Hyperledger project last week.

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Le Cercle du Coin Creates a ‘Bitcoin Boulevard’ in Paris

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 07. 14:00

Le Cercle du Coin Creates a ‘Bitcoin Boulevard’ in Paris

The Le Cercle du Coin association just announced the grand opening of France’s first “Bitcoin Boulevard”. With help from Maison du Bitcoin, the boulevard passage will feature an eclectic range of merchants, artisans, and bistros that are proponents of the decentralized cryptocurrency. Also read: Reports of China Banning Bitcoin Are Greatly Exaggerated A Bitcoin Boulevard in the

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SEB to Build Blockchain Channel Between New York and Stockholm

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 07. 13:20

SEB to Build Blockchain Channel Between New York and Stockholm The blockchain service aims to go live sometime in 2017, according to SEB's head of transaction services.

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Colorado Cannabis Operations Begin Banking With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 07. 12:00

Colorado Cannabis Operations Begin Banking With Bitcoin

Across the United States, cannabis operations are now becoming common. However, cannabis business owners from fully-legalized states such as Washington and Colorado are having a hard time cashing in on their frowned-upon weed businesses. According to Motherboard, one Colorado hemp farmer is turning to bitcoin and teaching others how to leverage the decentralized currency. Also read: Cannabis Security

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BlockApps Blockchain as a Service Enters China

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 06. 21:00

BlockApps Blockchain as a Service Enters China

Last year Microsoft, ConsenSys, and BlockApps partnered together to offer the public a Blockchain as a Service (BaaS). Now BlockApps CEO Victor Wong has announced the BaaS protocol is now available for consumers based in China. Also read: Microsoft Rolls Out Its Cloud-Based Ethereum Consortium BlockApps Introduces China’s Blockchain as a Service BlockApps Strato is a

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Jaxx Partners With Rootstock to Unify the Blockchain Ecosystem

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 06. 17:55

Jaxx Partners With Rootstock to Unify the Blockchain Ecosystem

Rootstock is now available on seven of Jaxx’s platforms. Anthony Di Iorio, CEO of Jaxx, announced the Rootstock integration at the Latin America Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference (laBITconf), on 5 November, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also read: A Decentralized World Has No Kings Enhancing the Bitcoin Ecosystem According to Jaxx’s press release, “Jaxx becomes the

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China's Bitcoin Miners See Profit in a Bigger-Block Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 06. 15:25

China's Bitcoin Miners See Profit in a Bigger-Block Blockchain A bitcoin mining conference held by one of the network's largest miners saw what some have labeled an unscientific discussion of scaling the network.

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Blockchain: Why the 'Big Guys' Can’t Win

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 06. 14:08

Blockchain: Why the 'Big Guys' Can’t Win An industry commentator looks at moves by tech industry incumbents to capture the emerging blockchain market, and offers a warning for the future

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Blockchain Startup DECENT Launches Web Prototype

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 06. 12:00

Blockchain Startup DECENT Launches Web Prototype

Switzerland-based blockchain content distribution network DECENT has just launched its web application prototype. DECENT is currently finishing up its ICO, and now users and investors can test the platform before the crowdsales end. Also read: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Launches Blockchain Voting Services   DECENT Opens Web Prototype To The Public The prototype is publicly available, showcasing

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A Strange High: Two Days at Denver's Crypto-Cannabis Conference

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 05. 17:27

A Strange High: Two Days at Denver's Crypto-Cannabis Conference Denver's Crypto-Cannabis Conference wants a marriage between the cryptocurrency and cannabis industry, but is the use case strong enough?

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Suchflex Turns Idle Computing Power Into an Incentivized Network

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 05. 17:00

Suchflex Turns Idle Computing Power Into an Incentivized Network

Distributed computing firm Suchflex launched in August, promising to aggregate idle compute cycles from computers and offering incentives to network participants. Suchflex is a big believer in the decentralized economy and also supplies volunteer Bitcoin full nodes to its clientele. Also read: Circle’s Bitcoin Services Now Available In Spain & Ireland Suchflex Turning Idle Computing Power Into an Incentivized Distributed System

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Bitcoin's Price Flirts With $750 as Zcash Fervor Fades

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 05. 15:37

Bitcoin's Price Flirts With $750 as Zcash Fervor Fades It was a volatile week for the digital currency markets, with bitcoin proving erratic and Zcash seeing the excitement following its launch subside.

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The Global Hackathon: A Decentralized Crowdfunding Model

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 05. 13:00

The Global Hackathon: A Decentralized Crowdfunding Model

Virtual Accelerator concept EtherCamp plans to provide not only a decentralized method of competition, but fundraising as well. With its annual online hackathon, it presents a model which could change the way developers and entrepreneurs present their ideas to potential backers. Also read: Reports of China Banning Bitcoin Are Greatly Exaggerated “We wanted to build something that’s truly

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SEC to Discuss Blockchain Tech in Public Fintech Forum

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 05. 11:00

SEC to Discuss Blockchain Tech in Public Fintech Forum

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published on Thursday the agenda and panelists for its upcoming Fintech forum.  Also read: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Launches Blockchain Voting Services The forum will discuss fintech innovations, including blockchain technology. Valerie Szczepanik, Head of the SEC Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group, will be one of the four moderators

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Reports of China Banning Bitcoin Are Greatly Exaggerated

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 04. 20:49

Reports of China Banning Bitcoin Are Greatly Exaggerated

On November 3 the Bitcoin price took a dive from a high of US$745 to a low of $675 with news of China circling the internet. A so-called report from the publication Bloomberg had other media outlets assume that China was planning on curbing Bitcoin use in the near future. However, the reports have remained

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Overstock’s Blockchain Business Reports $3 Million Loss

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 04. 20:18

Overstock’s Blockchain Business Reports $3 Million Loss E-tailer Overstock.com reported a $3m loss for the third quarter of this year tied to its ongoing work building a blockchain-based stock exchange.

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Stolen Bitcoin? An Anti-Theft Feature is Getting a Second Life on Sidechains

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 04. 18:35

Stolen Bitcoin? An Anti-Theft Feature is Getting a Second Life on Sidechains A concept that could enable new functionality for bitcoins on the bitcoin blockchain is being tested by Blockstream.

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Stolen Bitcoin? Anti-Theft Feature Gets Second Life on Sidechains

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 04. 18:35

Stolen Bitcoin? Anti-Theft Feature Gets Second Life on Sidechains A concept that could enable new functionality for bitcoins on the bitcoin blockchain is being tested by Blockstream.

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R3 Adds Interbank Trading Market to Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 04. 17:20

R3 Adds Interbank Trading Market to Blockchain Consortium The operator of China’s interbank trading system has joined the R3 blockchain consortium.

Source

Third Blockchain Project Joins Hyperledger Incubator

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 04. 17:00

Third Blockchain Project Joins Hyperledger Incubator

A blockchain platform called Iroha, created by members of the Japanese startup Soramitsu, has recently joined the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project for incubation. Iroha is the third project to receive incubation status, joining IBM’s Fabric project and Intel’s Sawtooth Lake. Also read: Blockchain-Based Ripple CEO Chris Larsen Steps Down Iroha Becomes the Third Hyperledger Incubation Project Members

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China's 'First Web-Only Insurer' Launches Blockchain Research Efforts

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 04. 16:00

China's 'First Web-Only Insurer' Launches Blockchain Research Efforts A web-based insurance firm in China is investing in new blockchain product development, with an eye to build a services platform around the tech.

Source

Overstock Secures New Partnership For Blockchain Stock Sale

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 04. 13:56

Overstock Secures New Partnership For Blockchain Stock Sale E-commerce giant Overstock’s blockchain stock offering is set to begin later this month.

Source

ICOs and Appcoins: A Blockchain VC's View

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 04. 13:14

ICOs and Appcoins: A Blockchain VC's View A bitcoin and blockchain investor offers a warning about the recent increase of ICOs and appcoins.

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US Prosecutor: Tracking Criminals Taught Me Blockchain Is a Tool for Good

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 04. 13:00

US Prosecutor: Tracking Criminals Taught Me Blockchain Is a Tool for Good

A federal prosecutor has come out in favor of blockchain technology as a tool for good — after years investigating those who use cryptocurrency for criminal activities. Also read: Using Blockchain to Fight the Fake Diploma Nightmare Prosecutor: ‘There’s Always A Counterfeit Public Document’ Speaking in an interview with Forbes on Wednesday, prosecutor Kathryn Haun said she understands blockchain technology

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Italy’s Largest Taxi Fleet Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 04. 11:00

Italy’s Largest Taxi Fleet Accepts Bitcoin

Italy’s largest taxi fleet, Cooperativa RadioTaxi 3570, now accepts bitcoin. The company boasts over 3,700 cars in Rome, providing more than 10 million cab services each year. Also read: France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin  About RadioTaxi 3570 Created in November 1968 by a little more than 100 founding members, RadioTaxi 3570 is “the Roman

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The real value of #bitcoin and #blockchain technology.

bitcoinful

2016. Nov. 04. 10:30

The real value of #bitcoin and #blockchain technology.

The real value of #bitcoin and #blockchain technology.

The Wings Platform Will Integrate Airbitz Edge Security

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 03. 23:36

The Wings Platform Will Integrate Airbitz Edge Security

Bitcoin wallet Airbitz just announced a partnership with the Wings Project (wings.ai). Wings is a platform that enables the creation of decentralized autonomous organizations for Bitcoin and alternative blockchains. Also read: Storj Partners With Heroku as Marketplace Add-on Airbitz and Wings Collaborate Utilizing Edge Security With DAO Platform Airbitz’s joint effort with the Wings project will provide the platform

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After Discovering the Power of the #Bitcoin #Blockchain

bitcoinful

2016. Nov. 03. 22:04

After Discovering the Power of the #Bitcoin #Blockchain

After Discovering the Power of the #Bitcoin #Blockchain

Bitcoin Price Drops 5% as New China Rumors Stoke Trading

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 03. 21:46

Bitcoin Price Drops 5% as New China Rumors Stoke Trading Reports that China may soon take actions to limit domestic bitcoin exchanges caused notable market activity today.

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Financial Stability Board Expands Distributed Ledger Research

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 03. 20:23

Financial Stability Board Expands Distributed Ledger Research An international body of regulators and government officials created in the wake of the 2008 financial panic is expanding its work on blockchain.

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Microsoft Rolls Out Its Cloud-Based Ethereum Consortium

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 03. 20:00

Microsoft Rolls Out Its Cloud-Based Ethereum Consortium

Microsoft Azure has officially released the templates of its Ethereum Consortium Network development. With the product, users can deploy its Ethereum-based platform to create their own consortiums. Also read: Circle’s Bitcoin Services Now Available In Spain & Ireland Microsoft Introduces “1-Click” Ethereum Private Network The Microsoft Azure platform has introduced its quick start template for an

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Police Arrest Japanese Man Who Bought Bitcoin With Stolen Funds

CoinDesk

2016. Nov. 03. 19:01

Police Arrest Japanese Man Who Bought Bitcoin With Stolen Funds Tokyo police have arrested a man accused of buying bitcoin with stolen money.

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ChronoBank launch website ahead of December crowdfunding campaign

Bitcoin News

2016. Nov. 03. 18:16

ChronoBank launch website ahead of December crowdfunding campaign

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product, use at your own risk. This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! Time-based cryptocurrency initiative ChronoBank.io has launched its new website, aiming to raise awareness for its coming multi-blockchain ICO. ChronoBank.io, a project that aims to revolutionise the short-term recruitment sector in the same way that Uber

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Thai Bank Tests Blockchain For Recordkeeping

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2016. Nov. 03. 17:13

Thai Bank Tests Blockchain For Recordkeeping One of Thailand’s leading commercial banks is working with IBM on applying blockchain to its transaction services.

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China’s New Blockchain Drive: Who’s Leading it, and Why?

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2016. Nov. 03. 17:00

China’s New Blockchain Drive: Who’s Leading it, and Why?

China observers have noticed a pivot in the national government’s approach to blockchain technology and even Bitcoin recently. But where did this come from? Asia’s Bitcoin ambassador Willson Lee has revealed some behind-the-scenes machinations could be driving change. Also read: 42 Banks Join New Japanese Blockchain Consortium People Need to Understand Bitcoin, and New Technology Needs a

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EU Legislators Advance Plan to Fund Blockchain Research

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2016. Nov. 03. 14:56

EU Legislators Advance Plan to Fund Blockchain Research The European Union is moving closer to establishing a dedicated task force focused on digital currencies.

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Veteran Blockchain Lawyers Santori and Murck Join New Law Firm

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2016. Nov. 03. 13:59

Veteran Blockchain Lawyers Santori and Murck Join New Law Firm Veteran blockchain and digital currency lawyers Marco Santori and Patrick Murck have officially joined Cooley LLP.

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Microsoft Doubles Down on Ethereum With New Blockchain Product

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2016. Nov. 03. 13:35

Microsoft Doubles Down on Ethereum With New Blockchain Product Microsoft's new Ethereum Consortium Blockchain Network is designed to let groups of companies more easily capitalize on blockchain efficiencies.

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Bank of Canada to Publish Results of Private Blockchain Testing

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2016. Nov. 03. 13:00

Bank of Canada to Publish Results of Private Blockchain Testing

The Bank of Canada has announced that it will soon publish the results of its own coordinated blockchain experiment. As part of the project, the bank built a functioning blockchain prototype and fiat-backed digital token. Also read: Singapore’s Central Bank Creates Financial Tech Partnerships  The Central Bank of Canada Has Tested Blockchain Protocol Carolyn Wilkins, the

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ABN Amro Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

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2016. Nov. 03. 12:35

ABN Amro Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium ABN Amro has become the latest financial institution to join the R3 blockchain consortium.

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Hillary Clinton Does Not Stand for Women if She Doesn’t Stand for Bitcoin

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2016. Nov. 03. 11:00

Hillary Clinton Does Not Stand for Women if She Doesn’t Stand for Bitcoin

Just this past week, Wikileaks revealed Hillary Clinton’s decision to avoid accepting donations in Bitcoin for her presidential campaign. This leak came on the heels of the Clinton Campaign’s announcement of an Initiative on Technology & Innovation where she used the phrase “public service blockchain applications,” in her proposal. So why would this self-proclaimed ‘pro-women’

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Ethereum Bug Sends Smart Contracts Back to the Drawing Board

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2016. Nov. 02. 22:51

Ethereum Bug Sends Smart Contracts Back to the Drawing Board An unstoppable bug has reignited discussion about the safety of smart contracts.

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ULC Close to Finalizing Model Digital Currency Legislation

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2016. Nov. 02. 22:05

ULC Close to Finalizing Model Digital Currency Legislation An effort to create a template for digital currency legislation in the US could be finalized by the end of the summer.

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U.S. Regulatory Arm Creates ‘Office of Innovation’ for Fintech

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2016. Nov. 02. 20:00

U.S. Regulatory Arm Creates ‘Office of Innovation’ for Fintech

Financial technology, Bitcoin, and blockchain startups may soon face regulatory oversight from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The organization is creating an office focused on the emerging fintech economy and implementing “responsible innovation.” Also read: Circle’s Bitcoin Services Now Available In Spain & Ireland U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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Swiss Lawmakers Take Steps Toward Bitcoin Regulation

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2016. Nov. 02. 17:37

Swiss Lawmakers Take Steps Toward Bitcoin Regulation Switzerland is moving to regulate bitcoin and blockchain tech.

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Ontario Regulator Seeks Blockchain Experts for Fintech Panel

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2016. Nov. 02. 16:07

Ontario Regulator Seeks Blockchain Experts for Fintech Panel The Ontario Securities Commission is seeking representatives from the digital currency and blockchain industry for a new advisory panel on fintech.

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Canadian Regulator Seeks Blockchain Experts for Fintech Panel

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2016. Nov. 02. 16:07

Canadian Regulator Seeks Blockchain Experts for Fintech Panel The Ontario Securities Commission is seeking representatives from the digital currency and blockchain industry for a new advisory panel on fintech.

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Insurance Trade Group Launches Blockchain Research Effort

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2016. Nov. 02. 14:37

Insurance Trade Group Launches Blockchain Research Effort An insurance and reinsurance industry trade organization headquartered in the UK is launching a new blockchain research project.

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Blockchain-Based Ripple CEO Chris Larsen Steps Down

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2016. Nov. 02. 13:00

Blockchain-Based Ripple CEO Chris Larsen Steps Down

Blockchain-based Ripple has been rigorously moving its technology forward. Now, the U.S.-based gross settlement system has announced CEO Chris Larsen is stepping down. Larsen will be replaced by former AOL and Yahoo executive on January 1, 2017. Also read: New Santander App Combines Ripple & ApplePay Ripple Will Have a New CEO Next Year San Francisco-based Ripple

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Two Lawsuits Later, One Man's Fight Against the BitLicense Wages On

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2016. Nov. 02. 12:55

Two Lawsuits Later, One Man's Fight Against the BitLicense Wages On One bitcoin entrepreneur isn't going down without a fight, following the promulgation of the BitLicense regulation and his company's subsequent failure.

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Two Years Later, One Man's Fight Against the BitLicense Wages On

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2016. Nov. 02. 12:55

Two Years Later, One Man's Fight Against the BitLicense Wages On One bitcoin entrepreneur isn't going down without a fight, following the promulgation of the BitLicense regulation and his company's subsequent failure.

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BitLicense Critic Wages One-Man War

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2016. Nov. 02. 12:55

BitLicense Critic Wages One-Man War One bitcoin entrepreneur isn't going down without a fight, following the promulgation of the BitLicense regulation and his company's subsequent failure.

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42 Banks Join New Japanese Blockchain Consortium

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2016. Nov. 02. 11:00

42 Banks Join New Japanese Blockchain Consortium

42 banks are joining a newly-created Japanese blockchain consortium to enhance the cross-border payment industry. The consortium will focus on research and development, and will cover domestic and foreign exchange services by utilizing blockchain technology. Also read: Japan Set to Be Major Funding Source for Blockchain Companies SBI Holdings and Ripple Asia Launch 42 Bank Consortium The Japanese blockchain

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What is Zcash Worth? As Price Tops $1,000 Traders Remain Unsure

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2016. Nov. 02. 03:40

What is Zcash Worth? As Price Tops $1,000 Traders Remain Unsure Zcash traded at twice the price of bitcoin on 1st November, as the market for this newly listed digital currency moved closer to equilibrium.

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Blockchain Energy Startup Awarded Patent

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2016. Nov. 01. 22:06

Blockchain Energy Startup Awarded Patent A Brooklyn blockchain startup has been awarded a patent for its work using the tech to facilitate peer-to-peer energy transfers.

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Ethereum Energy Startup Awarded Blockchain Patent

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2016. Nov. 01. 22:06

Ethereum Energy Startup Awarded Blockchain Patent A Brooklyn blockchain startup has been awarded a patent for its work using the tech to facilitate peer-to-peer energy transfers.

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3 Blockchain Projects Win E&Y Startup Challenge

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2016. Nov. 01. 20:12

3 Blockchain Projects Win E&Y Startup Challenge A startup contest hosted by professional services firm Ernst & Young ended with three blockchain companies receiving honors.

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Blockchain Trading Sees Securities Exchange Trial in Myanmar

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2016. Nov. 01. 19:19

Blockchain Trading Sees Securities Exchange Trial in Myanmar A major securities brokerage in Japan is reportedly testing a blockchain-based stock trading system in Myanmar.

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Hyperledger Eyes Mobile Blockchain Apps With 'Iroha' Project

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2016. Nov. 01. 17:05

Hyperledger Eyes Mobile Blockchain Apps With 'Iroha' Project A distributed ledger project dubbed Iroha has been accepted for incubation status by the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain initiative.

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Circle’s Bitcoin Services Now Available In Spain & Ireland

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2016. Nov. 01. 17:00

Circle’s Bitcoin Services Now Available In Spain & Ireland

Bitcoin company Circle Financial recently announced it’s expanding into Spain and Ireland. The firm is also focused on pricing aimed at “consumer value exchange” with a vast array of currencies. Also read: Storj Partners With Heroku as Marketplace Add-on Circle Financial Available to Spain and Ireland Residents Founded in 2013 by Sean Neville and Jeremy Allaire, Boston-based Circle

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Former AOL Exec Named Ripple CEO as Chris Larsen Steps Down

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2016. Nov. 01. 14:00

Former AOL Exec Named Ripple CEO as Chris Larsen Steps Down Distributed ledger startup Ripple has announced its current CEO will soon step down.

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42 Banks Join Blockchain Consortium in Japan

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2016. Nov. 01. 13:22

42 Banks Join Blockchain Consortium in Japan Japanese bank SBI Group has launched a blockchain consortium focused on its domestic market.

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BTCC Takes Aim at Bitfinex With US Dollar Bitcoin Trading

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2016. Nov. 01. 12:02

BTCC Takes Aim at Bitfinex With US Dollar Bitcoin Trading BTCC announced today that it will be adding US dollar (USD) to its existing bitcoin exchange service.

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How Statists & Regulators Turned New York Into a Bitcoin Hell Hole

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2016. Nov. 01. 11:00

How Statists & Regulators Turned New York Into a Bitcoin Hell Hole

New York regulators have issued just two BitLicense permits in the 18 months since the regulations became law, it has been revealed — while rejecting four. Also read: No Bitcoin Treasure Island yet as Iceland’s Pirate Party Falls Short Patrick Murck: BitLicense ‘Put Industry Behind’ A Reuters request also revealed the BitLicense program has an application backlog

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Financial Institution MasterCard Releases Blockchain APIs

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2016. Nov. 01. 11:00

Financial Institution MasterCard Releases Blockchain APIs

Multinational financial services corporation Mastercard recently released three blockchain application programming interfaces (API). The company’s Mastercard Labs unveiled the development, which focuses on a blockchain core API, a fast pay network interface, and a smart contracts API. Also read: Visa and MasterCard Secretly Increase Processing Fees Mastercard Joins Distributed Ledger Race Mastercard is a giant

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Ronald Mcdonald House to Receive Donations From Bitcoin.com Store

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2016. Nov. 01. 07:00

Ronald Mcdonald House to Receive Donations From Bitcoin.com Store

The Bitcoin Store, a bitcoin-only e-commerce platform run by the operators of Bitcoin.com, is donating 10 percent of its apparel sales from November 1st to 24th to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region, as an initiative for Giving Tuesday. Also read: Bitcoin and Blockchain Open New Management Frontiers Ronald McDonald House Charities is a

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It’s Bitcoin’s Birthday: Whitepaper Released 8 years Ago Today

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2016. Nov. 01. 04:09

It’s Bitcoin’s Birthday: Whitepaper Released 8 years Ago Today

Today is Bitcoin’s Birthday. Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin Whitepaper eight years ago today, on October 31, 2008. Also Read: Bitcoin and Blockchain Open New Management Frontiers At the time, many people who first read the paper became interested in the background technology, and several wanted to see it in a working state. It seems very

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