Report: Bitcoin Wallet Providers Failing to Make Privacy a Priority

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 29. 21:45

Report: Bitcoin Wallet Providers Failing to Make Privacy a Priority A new report suggests that bitcoin wallet providers are not providing features that promote consumer privacy and financial independence.

IBM Exec Elected Chair of Hyperledger Blockchain Committee

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 29. 21:42

IBM Exec Elected Chair of Hyperledger Blockchain Committee An IBM executive has been elected as the chair of the technical advisory committee to the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain project.

How Standard Chartered is Using Ripple to Rethink Trade Finance

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 29. 20:33

How Standard Chartered is Using Ripple to Rethink Trade Finance Standard Chartered is moving ahead toward "full commercialization" with its blockchain trial for trade finance.

Open Bitcoin Privacy Project’s Top 5 Wallets of 2016

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 29. 18:00

Open Bitcoin Privacy Project’s Top 5 Wallets of 2016

February 29, 2016 — The Open Bitcoin Privacy Project (OBPP) released its 2nd edition review of the “Bitcoin Wallet Privacy Rating Report.” Many wallets reviewed from last year have changed positions within the aspects of privacy, quality, usability, and customer feedback. OBPP consists of developer Justus Ranvier, security engineer Kristov Atlas, and OpenBazaar developers Sam Patterson,

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No Consensus Reached During Satoshi Roundtable Florida

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 29. 17:05

No Consensus Reached During Satoshi Roundtable Florida

Another Satoshi Roundtable event has taken place this past weekend, which was organized at an unknown location in Florida. The primary goal of this event is was to reach a consensus on the future of Bitcoin development, particularly in relation to the block size issue. Despite the numerous topics and proposals being discussed, no consensus was

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Korea's Securities Exchange Developing Blockchain Trading System

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 29. 16:50

Korea's Securities Exchange Developing Blockchain Trading System The Korea Exchange, South Korea’s lone securities exchange, is reportedly moving to create an over-the-counter trading platform using blockchain.

Russia's Central Bank to Study Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 29. 14:57

Russia's Central Bank to Study Blockchain Tech The Bank of Russia has set up a working group to investigate potential applications of blockchain technology within finance.

Sequoia Capital Says Blockchain Could Cut MasterCard Earnings

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 29. 11:33

Sequoia Capital Says Blockchain Could Cut MasterCard Earnings Sequoia Capital has predicted that the rise of blockchain technology could put a damper on earnings at MasterCard.

Sequoia Fund Says Blockchain Could Cut MasterCard Earnings

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 29. 11:33

Sequoia Fund Says Blockchain Could Cut MasterCard Earnings The operators of Sequoia Fund have predicted the rise of blockchain technology could put a damper on earnings at MasterCard.

Russia’s Central Bank Officially Announces Blockchain ‘Work Group’

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 29. 11:05

Russia’s Central Bank Officially Announces Blockchain ‘Work Group’

Despite the perceived hostility towards Bitcoin in Russia, the country’s central bank has just announced that it has officially established a new “work group” to study the digital currency’s underlying blockchain technology and its potential application on financial markets. Also read: BNP Paribas: Last Bank to Utter ‘Bitcoin’ By Name Bank of Russia Forms Blockchain ‘Work

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No Consensus Reached During Satoshi Roundtable San Francisco

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 29. 09:08

No Consensus Reached During Satoshi Roundtable San Francisco

Another Satoshi Roundtable event has taken place this past weekend, which was organized in San Francisco, California. The primary goal of this event is coming to a consensus on the future of Bitcoin development, more especially when the block size increase is concerned. Despite the numerous topics and proposals being discussed, we have it on

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Pax: An Ethereum Powered Virtual Nation

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 28. 18:00

Pax: An Ethereum Powered Virtual Nation

Cryptocurrency is not only changing how we look at money, but its decentralized technology is also transforming other traditional mediums as well. One of these areas of society where things are getting shaken up is the idea of self-governance using blockchain technology as arbitration for law. One platform that is looking to pull this off is Pax,

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Artists Turn to Bitcoin for Inspiration, Not Personal Finance

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 28. 16:40

Artists Turn to Bitcoin for Inspiration, Not Personal Finance Artists are being inspired by bitcoin's mystery, but are they converting into digital currency users?

Lightning’s Balancing Act: Challenges Face Bitcoin’s Scalability Savior

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 28. 13:00

Lightning’s Balancing Act: Challenges Face Bitcoin’s Scalability Savior What tech challenges face the bitcoin Lightning Network? Jameson Lopp analyzes in this in-depth feature piece.

Core Developer Unveils ‘Successful’ Zero-knowledge Contingent Payment

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 28. 12:00

Core Developer Unveils ‘Successful’ Zero-knowledge Contingent Payment

Bitcoin Core team’s website has announced the first successful zero-knowledge contingent payment. Unveiled by Gregory Maxwell, the protocol ZKCP was first proposed in 2011 on Bitcoin Wiki. The ZKCP transaction platform enables buyers and sellers to purchase data in a trustless way.  Also read: BitAccess Releases ‘Instant’ Transactions Avoiding Block Waiting Core Introduces Zero-Knowledge System ZKCP The

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Would Jesus Use Bitcoin Against the Money Changers?

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 27. 22:00

Would Jesus Use Bitcoin Against the Money Changers?

In the ancient times of Passover, it is said that Jesus of Nazareth had disrupted the money changers’ business by driving them out of the holy temple. About two millennia later, Satoshi Nakamoto unleashed Bitcoin to the world when the creator mined the genesis block. The currency came at a time when corruption in the

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BNP Paribas: Last Bank to Utter ‘Bitcoin’ By Name

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 27. 18:00

BNP Paribas: Last Bank to Utter ‘Bitcoin’ By Name

In June of 2015, one of BNP Paribas’ analysts, Johann Palychata, penned a pro-Bitcoin article in the company’s Quintessence publication. But over the last several months, banks (including BNP Paribas) have distanced themselves from the words bitcoin and even blockchain, preferring to go with distributed ledger technology instead. They’ve since decided to go with a

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Imagine the Trust: Blockchain's Growing Role in Financial Services

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 27. 14:40

Imagine the Trust: Blockchain's Growing Role in Financial Services A look at how financial firms could benefit from the adoption of blockchain tech and some pitfalls to avoid along the way.

Does Bitcoin Pose a Threat to China's Economic Security?

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 27. 13:00

Does Bitcoin Pose a Threat to China's Economic Security? An expert examines the relationship between China's mainstream stock market, regulators and the digital currency ecosystem.

Silk Road Agent Had ‘Other’ Co-Conspirators, Says District Court

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 27. 12:00

Silk Road Agent Had ‘Other’ Co-Conspirators, Says District Court

New evidence has come out against former task-force agent Shaun Bridges from the District Court of Maryland. After the former agent’s motion to seal evidence regarding his case was denied by the courts, the latest documents reveal that Bridges had co-conspirators in his Silk Road exploits and had also taken part in other crimes. Additionally, a Macbook

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Court Documents Show Cryptsy CEO Predicted Exchange Failure

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 26. 22:27

Court Documents Show Cryptsy CEO Predicted Exchange Failure Court documents suggest that the controversial digital currency exchange Cryptsy was expected to fail weeks before it announced its insolvency.

Court Documents Show Cryptsy CEO Predicted Exchange Would Fail

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 26. 22:27

Court Documents Show Cryptsy CEO Predicted Exchange Would Fail Court documents suggest that the controversial digital currency exchange Cryptsy was expected to fail weeks before it announced its insolvency.

The Trade: Learning Bitcoin Price Analysis Through Video

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 26. 22:00

The Trade: Learning Bitcoin Price Analysis Through Video

Youtube videos have always been a great source to learn more about Bitcoin and digital currency. Especially as far as the trading of digital currency is concerned, valuable insights can be provided through a video explanation, detailing how charts can play an important role in this regard. The Trade is a new show hosted by

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Brexit Rumors Fail to Boost Market as Bitcoin Price Steady at $420

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 26. 20:08

Brexit Rumors Fail to Boost Market as Bitcoin Price Steady at $420 Despite periods of volatility, the global bitcoin market remained calm this week, gaining 1% while fluctuating between $410 and $450.

Free Ross to Host ‘The Trial I saw’ Artwork Fundraiser

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 26. 18:00

Free Ross to Host ‘The Trial I saw’ Artwork Fundraiser

FreeRoss.org is hosting a new fundraiser for Ross Ulbricht’s appeal. This fundraiser comes in the form of a game based on an original drawing by Ross, title, “The Trial I saw.” This drawing depicts Ross’ experience and reaction to his trial, which many believed was unfair. Also read: ChangeTip Announces ‘Decentralized’ Wallet Service New Free Ross

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Intel is Testing a Blockchain it Built With a Fantasy Sports Game

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 26. 18:00

Intel is Testing a Blockchain it Built With a Fantasy Sports Game IT giant Intel is running an internal blockchain trial centered on a fantasy sports market.

Japanese Entertainment Giant DMM Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 26. 17:33

Japanese Entertainment Giant DMM Accepts Bitcoin

Japanese e-commerce platform DMM has announced it is accepting bitcoin as a payment option for its goods and services. Also read: Japan’s Largest Bank is Building Its Own Digital Coin DMM and Coincheck Reach Milestones In a press release issued today, Coincheck Payment, which will provide the service to DMM’s 19 million users, said bitcoin

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ChangeTip Announces ‘Decentralized’ Wallet Service

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 26. 16:00

ChangeTip Announces ‘Decentralized’ Wallet Service

The social tipping service ChangeTip has just announced the company’s new product the ChangeTip Wallet. The Silicon Valley business wants to make the digital currency easier to use and more accessible to everyday people. Also read: Check Out Bitcoin’s Silicon Valley Billboard! ChangeTip says the wallet service is a decentralized version of its centralized tipping application.

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Social Tipping Startup ChangeTip Launches Wallet Service

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 26. 14:44

Social Tipping Startup ChangeTip Launches Wallet Service Social tipping service ChangeTip has announced a new wallet service, citing demand from the bitcoin community.

ChangeTip Launches ‘Decentralised’ Wallet in Bid for New Bitcoin Users

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 26. 14:44

ChangeTip Launches ‘Decentralised’ Wallet in Bid for New Bitcoin Users Social tipping service ChangeTip has announced a new "decentralised" wallet service, citing demand from the bitcoin community.

Bitcoin Classic Team Unveils 2016 Roadmap

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 26. 12:00

Bitcoin Classic Team Unveils 2016 Roadmap

The Bitcoin Classic Team has released their initial roadmap proposal for 2016 that will be rolled out in three phases, including raising the block size limit from 1MB to 2MB (BIP 109) and eliminating the need for blocks to be sent within seconds after their discovery to reduce the risk of profit loss for miners.  Also read:

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Bitcoin Has No Leader, and Maybe That's a Good Thing

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 26. 11:30

Bitcoin Has No Leader, and Maybe That's a Good Thing OB1 CEO Brian Hoffman discusses the current infighting among bitcoin's developers and why he believes a change in thinking is needed.

ASIC Chief: Blockchain Will Have 'Profound Implications' for Regulators

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 25. 23:20

ASIC Chief: Blockchain Will Have 'Profound Implications' for Regulators The head of Australia’s top securities watchdog said earlier this month that blockchain technology will have “profound implications”.

BitAccess Releases ‘Instant’ Transactions Avoiding Block Waiting

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 25. 22:00

BitAccess Releases ‘Instant’ Transactions Avoiding Block Waiting

Canadian BTM startup BitAccess has revealed a method for purchasing bitcoins without waiting for transactions to be confirmed. Also read: Bitcoin Payment Terminals vs Bitcoin ATMs: Which is More Convenient? BitAccess Cash: No Stumbling Blocks? The tool, called BitAccess Cash, uses the company’s international network of BTMs to allow users to ‘cash out’ instantly once

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Payments Players Move on Blockchain Tech in Industry Shake-Up

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 25. 20:59

Payments Players Move on Blockchain Tech in Industry Shake-Up Incumbent payment companies are becoming the latest firms to attempt to catch the blockchain bandwagon.

European Parliament Report Proposes Task Force on Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 25. 19:22

European Parliament Report Proposes Task Force on Digital Currencies A new European Parliament draft report on digital currencies calls for the creation of a task force specifically devoted to the technology.

Bitcoin billboard | Silicon Valley

Bitbargain.com

2016. Feb. 25. 18:01

Bitcoin billboard | Silicon Valley

Just an important public announcement and reminder for the drivers.

https://news.bitcoin.com/check-bitcoins-silicon-valley-billboard/

E-Coin Rebrands to Wirex: 2-Way Bitcoin Debit Card Announced

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 25. 18:00

E-Coin Rebrands to Wirex: 2-Way Bitcoin Debit Card Announced

Bitcoin debit cards bring more usability and functionality to those looking to spend digital currency at millions of locations around the world. E-coin, one of the leading Bitcoin debit card providers, has rebranded to Wirex, giving the company a more professional appeal to stand out among a sea of competitors. Also read: Check Out Bitcoin’s

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Exchange Acquisition Consolidates Finland's Bitcoin Market

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 25. 17:39

Exchange Acquisition Consolidates Finland's Bitcoin Market Finland-based bitcoin broker Prasos has acquired a local bitcoin exchange to add to its range of services.

21 Bitcoin Computer Now Shipping to 32 European Countries

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 25. 16:27

21 Bitcoin Computer Now Shipping to 32 European Countries 21 Inc has announced that its Bitcoin Computer device is now shipping to European countries including the UK, France, Germany and Italy.

Royal Bank of Canada Reveals Blockchain Remittance Trial With Ripple

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 25. 12:00

Royal Bank of Canada Reveals Blockchain Remittance Trial With Ripple Royal Bank of Canada has revealed it is working on a new proof of concept for distributed ledger-based remittances.

Royal Bank of Canada Reveals Blockchain Trial With Ripple

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 25. 12:00

Royal Bank of Canada Reveals Blockchain Trial With Ripple Royal Bank of Canada has revealed it is working on a new proof of concept for distributed ledger-based remittances.

Check Out Bitcoin’s Silicon Valley Billboard!

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 25. 11:00

Check Out Bitcoin’s Silicon Valley Billboard!

Bitcoin.com is growing, and we aim to be the number one cryptocurrency portal on the web. In the short few months of building the site, we’ve added quite a lot to our program. From news to podcasts, forums, and educational information on how to purchase and use the digital currency. We are proud to say

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Blythe Masters: Wall Street Has Advantage Over Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 25. 05:21

Blythe Masters: Wall Street Has Advantage Over Blockchain Startups Digital Asset Holdings CEO Blythe Masters discussed the business potential of blockchain tech at an event hosted by PwC this week.

Bitt Launches Barbados Dollar on the Blockchain, Calls for Bitcoin Unity

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 23:08

Bitt Launches Barbados Dollar on the Blockchain, Calls for Bitcoin Unity Bitt has launched a blockchain-based version of the Barbadian dollar it hopes will appeal to the country's underbanked.

Bitt Launches Barbados Dollar on Blockchain, Calls for Bitcoin Unity

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 23:08

Bitt Launches Barbados Dollar on Blockchain, Calls for Bitcoin Unity Bitt has launched a blockchain-based version of the Barbadian dollar it hopes will appeal to the country's underbanked.

US Prosecutors Believe Ex-Secret Service Agent Stole More Bitcoin from Silk Road

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 22:25

US Prosecutors Believe Ex-Secret Service Agent Stole More Bitcoin from Silk Road The US government now believes a corrupt Secret Service agent may have stolen additional bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation.

Blockchain-Invested Giants Win Contract to Create EU’s Cloud Network

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 24. 22:00

Blockchain-Invested Giants Win Contract to Create EU’s Cloud Network

Following their involvement in blockchain technologies, Accenture and Microsoft have won the right to provide cloud services for EU institutions. Also read: Accenture & Digital Asset Holdings Launch New Blockchain Consulting Firm A Timely Collaboration? The two companies will build the infrastructure as part of a consortium, along with Comparex, after Accenture’s Cloud Platform and

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Ledger Releases Alpha Version of Android Wallet

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 24. 22:00

Ledger Releases Alpha Version of Android Wallet

Mobile applications complementing existing physical Bitcoin wallets are becoming more important in the world of digital currency these days. Ledger is the latest company to launch an alpha version of their Android wallet solution, and interested users will need to sign up to participate. An invite will be sent to those individuals who are approved

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Former Bitcoin Insurance Advisor Accused of Securities Fraud

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 19:55

Former Bitcoin Insurance Advisor Accused of Securities Fraud The founder and former president of an insurance consultancy that is focused on the bitcoin industry has been accused of securities fraud.

Cash is Literally Crappy Compared to Bitcoin, Study Finds

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 24. 18:00

Cash is Literally Crappy Compared to Bitcoin, Study Finds

Handling cash and bank cards poses many risks. Not only can you be a victim of a robbery or be charged exorbitant fees by banks and card issuers, but you can also get sick by just touching cash. Indeed, bills, debit cards, and credit cards are dirty. They carry bacteria, fecal matter, and even drugs.

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Winklevoss Exchange Gemini Introduces Dynamic Trading Fees

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 17:46

Winklevoss Exchange Gemini Introduces Dynamic Trading Fees Gemini, the New York-based bitcoin exchange founded by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has revamped its fee schedule, to encourage an "active, stable and efficient marketplace". The service was launched just over four months ago and, according to a new blog post by president Cameron Winklevoss, has now collected sufficient data to determine the best free strategy going forwards. Winklevoss writes: "We […]

Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Introduces Dynamic Trading Fees

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 17:46

Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Introduces Dynamic Trading Fees Gemini, the New York-based bitcoin exchange founded by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has revamped its fee schedule.

7 Cool Decentralized Apps Being Built on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 16:40

7 Cool Decentralized Apps Being Built on Ethereum Excitement is building around the Ethereum platform, but what are innovators and creators building with the technology? Here are seven cool examples.

PwC Director: Blockchain Disruption Could Create Winners and Losers

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 11:58

PwC Director: Blockchain Disruption Could Create Winners and Losers PwC's FinTech director discusses the professional services firm's new Blockchain Solution Portfolio and the way ahead for the technology.

PwC Director: Blockchain Impact Could Create Winners and Losers

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 24. 11:58

PwC Director: Blockchain Impact Could Create Winners and Losers PwC's FinTech director discusses the professional services firm's new Blockchain Solution Portfolio and the way ahead for the technology.

Ethereum Now ‘Self-Sufficient for 4.5 Years’ Says Buterin as Price Climbs

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 24. 11:00

Ethereum Now ‘Self-Sufficient for 4.5 Years’ Says Buterin as Price Climbs

Ethereum has been a hot topic in the cryptocurrency world over the past few weeks as it’s been climbing the market capitalization ladder. The digital currency is almost $6 USD per ETH, currently holding the second spot in crypto-coin economy by market cap. On February 22, two significant announcements were made showing continued support of the programmable

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Japan Considers Regulating Bitcoin as Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 23:45

Japan Considers Regulating Bitcoin as Currency Regulators in Japan have reportedly proposed treating digital currencies such as bitcoin as conventional currencies.

CFTC Hearing Explores Role of Regulators in Blockchain Future

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 23:26

CFTC Hearing Explores Role of Regulators in Blockchain Future A meeting of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee discussed how blockchain could reshape the derivatives market.

3 New Hardware Wallets for 2016 Not Named TREZOR

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 23. 22:00

3 New Hardware Wallets for 2016 Not Named TREZOR

Every new Bitcoin hardware wallet arriving on the market claims to be “the ultimate”, but how have these devices, still somewhat alien to the majority of Bitcoin users, progressed so far in 2016?  Also read: Airbitz & Tim Cook on the Same Page When it Comes to Encryption Hardware Wallets: Variations on a Theme? Several

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Orix, Shizuoka Become Latest Japanese Banks to Trial Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 21:25

Orix, Shizuoka Become Latest Japanese Banks to Trial Blockchain A group of Japanese financial services and technology companies have formed a new blockchain research initiative.

UK Financial Regulator Vows to Give Blockchain 'Space' to Grow

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 19:23

UK Financial Regulator Vows to Give Blockchain 'Space' to Grow The UK FCA has said it does not plan to regulate the blockchain industry for now as it believes it needs "space" to grow.

Ripple: Distributed Ledger Tech Can Save Banks 42% on Global Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 18:00

Ripple: Distributed Ledger Tech Can Save Banks 42% on Global Payments A new Ripple Labs report claims banks using XRP as a bridge currency could save up to 42% on costs today.

Ripple: Distributed Ledger Tech Can Save Banks 42% on Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 18:00

Ripple: Distributed Ledger Tech Can Save Banks 42% on Payments A new Ripple Labs report claims banks using XRP as a bridge currency could save up to 42% on costs today.

Crowdfunding Miners: The Speed Lane to Bitcoin Classic Activation?

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 23. 18:00

Crowdfunding Miners: The Speed Lane to Bitcoin Classic Activation?

An interesting proposal has surfaced on Reddit, detailing how Bitcoin should be used as it was originally designed and envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto. That in itself is nothing new, but the idea of crowdfunding Bitcoin Classic miners for every block they mine on the network is something else entirely. If this concept came to fruition,

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William Mougayar Joins Consensus 2016 Team, Cancels Business Blockchain Conference

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 18:00

William Mougayar Joins Consensus 2016 Team, Cancels Business Blockchain Conference Consensus 2016, CoinDesk's flagship conference, has added a new content advisor to its team.

JPMorgan Testing Blockchain Transfers With Over 2,000 Clients

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 16:27

JPMorgan Testing Blockchain Transfers With Over 2,000 Clients JPMorgan has reportedly been moving money between London and Tokyo as part of a trial run of blockchain technology.

Super Bitcoin Bros

bitcoinful

2016. Feb. 23. 12:13

Super Bitcoin Bros Super Bitcoin Bros

Meet the Top 3 Coins in the Cryptocurrency Anonymity Race

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 23. 12:00

Meet the Top 3 Coins in the Cryptocurrency Anonymity Race

As Bitcoin becomes more mainstream the idea of a way to cloak transactions are becoming less viable in some people’s opinions. There have been forum posts from community members detailing accounts being closed for using gambling services or making purchases on a darknet market. Consequently, some people have looked to the altcoin scene in hopes

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Mediachain is Using Blockchain Tech to Create a Global Rights Database

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 11:44

Mediachain is Using Blockchain Tech to Create a Global Rights Database CoinDesk profiles Mediachain, one of the more novel startups attacking use cases for blockchain technology in media.

Mediachain is Using Blockchain to Create a Global Rights Database

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 23. 05:53

Mediachain is Using Blockchain to Create a Global Rights Database CoinDesk profiles Mediachain, one of the more novel startups attacking use cases for blockchain technology in media.

Australian bitcoin exchange CoinTree introduce regular purchases feature

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 23. 02:55

Australian bitcoin exchange CoinTree introduce regular purchases feature

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release, submit yours today here! Serving Australia’s ever growing bitcoin community since 2014, CoinTree this week announced their latest feature, an option for users to set up a recurring bitcoin purchase plan.  CoinTree users can now automatically purchase bitcoin from their standard bank account at regular intervals, currently capped at AUD $200

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Trade Settlement Giant DTCC to Host Blockchain Event

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 22. 22:23

Trade Settlement Giant DTCC to Host Blockchain Event Trade settlement giant DTCC has announced it is to host a blockchain event next month in New York City.

California Bankruptcy Judge Says Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 22. 21:15

California Bankruptcy Judge Says Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency A US district judge has ruled that bitcoins are a kind of intangible property in an ongoing civil case in California.

International Securities Regulators Commit to Blockchain Research Effort

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 22. 20:01

International Securities Regulators Commit to Blockchain Research Effort An international organization composed of the world’s top securities regulators is set to delve into blockchain technology research.

Joi Ito: Why I'm Worried About Bitcoin and the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 22. 19:14

Joi Ito: Why I'm Worried About Bitcoin and the Blockchain MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito looks at the current state of bitcoin and the blockchain, calling for unity amid an uncertain time for the industry.

The 6 Major Hurdles for Blockchain Adoption

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 22. 18:00

The 6 Major Hurdles for Blockchain Adoption

A new report from post-trade services firm Euroclear on distributed ledger technology details various aspects of the blockchain and its innovative technology. It goes without saying distributed ledgers can be useful to various aspects of life, but there are certain hurdles to overcome before this can become a reality. In the end, it all comes

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Coinbase CEO Rejects Proposal for Bitcoin Hard Fork in 2017

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 22. 16:07

Coinbase CEO Rejects Proposal for Bitcoin Hard Fork in 2017 Brian Armstrong, CEO of bitcoin services provider Coinbase, has rejected a new proposal to change to end the scaling debate.

Voting Bitcoin: Can Traditional Democracy Fix the Block Size?

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 22. 14:00

Voting Bitcoin: Can Traditional Democracy Fix the Block Size?

Every day it seems the crypto-community may be getting closer towards consensus with the block size conversation. Other times, it feels as we take a few steps back because of infighting within the community. Newly formed solutions have come into the discussion such as segregated witness, soft forks, hard forks, and other ideas that could

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80% Of Bitcoin Miners Agree on July 2017 Hard-Fork

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 21. 22:00

80% Of Bitcoin Miners Agree on July 2017 Hard-Fork

Amid a bull run in prices, 80% of Bitcoin’s mining power has officially come out in support of a hard-fork which could be standard for all users “around July 2017.” Also read: Bitcoin’s Biggest Names Come Together Warning of ‘Contentious Hard-Forks’ Consensus, not Contentious? A round table group of signatories including several mining pools, as well

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Barclays: ‘Blockchain Could Be the Most Significant Innovation to Impact Africa in 100 years’

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 21. 18:00

Barclays: ‘Blockchain Could Be the Most Significant Innovation to Impact Africa in 100 years’

Africa has been “late to the fintech party,” according to a report by African news service Quartz. However, peer-to-peer payment processors like M-Pesa and digital currencies such as Bitcoin are providing greater accessibility to banking services on the continent — a trend that legacy banks such as Barclays are starting to not only acknowledge, but

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With Satirical Trumpchain, Donald Trump Meets Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 21. 17:37

With Satirical Trumpchain, Donald Trump Meets Bitcoin Can real estate mogul and United States presidential contender Donald Trump make bitcoin great again?

How Bitcoin Startups Can Survive the End of the Unicorn Era

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 21. 16:32

How Bitcoin Startups Can Survive the End of the Unicorn Era Freemit CEO John Biggs issues his advice for raising funds for a blockchain startup during what's being heralded as a down year for investment.

Airbitz & Tim Cook on the Same Page When it Comes to Encryption

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 21. 14:00

Airbitz & Tim Cook on the Same Page When it Comes to Encryption

Apple CEO Tim Cook along with other tech giants are fighting back by explicitly stating they are not planning to weaken encryption on their devices to suit the needs of the government. A similar approach to encryption can be found in the Bitcoin ecosystem, or to be more precise, in the way mobile wallet provider

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Bitcoin Miners Back Proposed Timeline for 2017 Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 20. 23:58

Bitcoin Miners Back Proposed Timeline for 2017 Hard Fork Members of China's bitcoin mining ecosystem have committed to supporting a proposed roadmap for scaling the bitcoin network.

How ‘Bitcoin City’ Arnhem Signed Up Its 100th Merchant, Burger King

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 20. 22:00

How ‘Bitcoin City’ Arnhem Signed Up Its 100th Merchant, Burger King

The Dutch city of Arnhem — known as Bitcoinstad or “Bitcoin City” — has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most Bitcoin-friendly places with the highest density of Bitcoin merchants in the world. Its recent addition of Burger King as its 100th merchant underscores the local community’s incessant efforts to not only fully accommodate Bitcoin

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This Proposal Could Reshape Europe's Cryptocurrency Policies

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 20. 19:31

This Proposal Could Reshape Europe's Cryptocurrency Policies Why an overlooked aspect of recent European Commission proposal concerning regulation of cryptocurrencies may have far-reaching consequences.

Imogen Heap Wants to Decentralize the Music Industry With Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 20. 18:00

Imogen Heap Wants to Decentralize the Music Industry With Ethereum

Amid the Ether hype, British pop artist Imogen Heap has announced she is working on a decentralized music distribution service, which will run on the blockchain and be linked to the booming currency. Also read: PeerTracks & ‘Blockchain 3.0’ Platform MUSE Set to Transform the Music Industry Imogen Heap Embraces Ether Imogen Heap has already released

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BioCatch: Securing Bitcoin Apps with Behavioral Analytics

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 20. 14:00

BioCatch: Securing Bitcoin Apps with Behavioral Analytics

Consumers all over the world are starting to use their mobile devices more and more to complete financial transactions, ranging from mobile banking to using services like PayPal. At the same time, there are hackers and other online criminals looking to take advantage of the mobile ecosystem by exploiting weaknesses through malware and unauthorized remote

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Steps from Wall Street, Bitcoin Still in Style With Fashion Designers

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 20. 05:43

Steps from Wall Street, Bitcoin Still in Style With Fashion Designers The message that bitcoin can be a force of social good and individual empowerment is resonating in surprising places.

Inside Bloq’s Bid to Bring Bitcoin's Code to Enterprise Businesses

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 19. 23:26

Inside Bloq’s Bid to Bring Bitcoin's Code to Enterprise Businesses CoinDesk profiles Bloq, a new startup by bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik and long-time industry investor Matt Roszak.

Dubai Establishes Gov’t Backed ‘Blockchain Council’

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 19. 22:00

Dubai Establishes Gov’t Backed ‘Blockchain Council’

Currently, there’s a strong effort to establish blockchain technology within the Middle East. On February 17, the Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation disclosed to the public the initiation of a “Blockchain Council” that will focus research and development on this emerging technology.   Also read: Microsoft & IBM Declare Blockchain Open for Business Dubai Enters the

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Bitcoin Price Passes $420 Mark Amid Institutional Attention

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 19. 21:20

Bitcoin Price Passes $420 Mark Amid Institutional Attention Bitcoin prices rose over the last week, pushing higher as the sentiment surrounding the digital currency strengthened.

PwC Hires Ex-UK Regulator for New Blockchain Consultancy

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 19. 18:20

PwC Hires Ex-UK Regulator for New Blockchain Consultancy A former regulator from one the UK's financial watchdogs has been hired by PwC to join its blockchain advisory team.

Chainalysis Raises $1.6M, Partners with Europol Following Hospital Ransom Fiasco

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 19. 18:00

Chainalysis Raises $1.6M, Partners with Europol Following Hospital Ransom Fiasco

Cyber crime startup Chainalysis has raised $1.6 million USD, while announcing collaboration with Europol following an uptick in Bitcoin related ransomware attacks, which included including Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s recent $17,000 USD bitcoin payout.   Also read: Senate Passes Cybersecurity Threat Sharing Bill: Tech in Trouble? Chainalysis Partners with Europol While a 40-bitcoin ($17,000 USD) ransom payout

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Chainalysis Raises $1.6 Million, Signs Cybercrime Deal with Europol

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 19. 16:00

Chainalysis Raises $1.6 Million, Signs Cybercrime Deal with Europol As it closes a $1.6m seed round, blockchain startup Chainalysis has agreed to assist the European Cybercrime Centre in fighting online criminals.

Dwolla is Back, But Focused on Blockchain, Not Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 19. 15:06

Dwolla is Back, But Focused on Blockchain, Not Bitcoin CoinDesk speaks to Dwolla about its hiatus from the bitcoin space and why it's now interested in blockchain business applications

Accenture & Digital Asset Holdings Launch New Blockchain Consulting Firm

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 19. 12:00

Accenture & Digital Asset Holdings Launch New Blockchain Consulting Firm

Leading global professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching a blockchain consulting practice to help prepare the financial services industry. In partnership with Blythe Masters’ Digital Asset Holdings, the new firm will work with institutions implementing distributed ledger technology to improve security, efficiency, client services, and “capture new revenue opportunities.”  Also read: Decentralized Media: Devon Read on Alexandria

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ISITC: Blockchain Investment Impact 12 to 18 Months Away

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 23:10

ISITC: Blockchain Investment Impact 12 to 18 Months Away ISITC CEO Nigel Solkhon talks about his association's plans for the securities-trading industry as distributed ledgers approach widespread adoption.

Prosecutors Set to Indict Suspect in Bitcoin Mine Stabbing

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 20:25

Prosecutors Set to Indict Suspect in Bitcoin Mine Stabbing Swedish prosecutors are set to indict an individual arrested following a deadly assault at a data center in Boden, Sweden, used by KnCMiner.

The Fifth Amendment and Bitcoin Private Keys: The Battle is About to Begin

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 19:10

The Fifth Amendment and Bitcoin Private Keys: The Battle is About to Begin Baker Marquart partner Brian Klien discusses a recent federal court case and its implications for the bitcoin and blockchain industry.

The Fifth Amendment and Bitcoin: Why the Battle is About to Begin

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 19:10

The Fifth Amendment and Bitcoin: Why the Battle is About to Begin Baker Marquart partner Brian Klien discusses a recent federal court case and its implications for the bitcoin and blockchain industry.

FTC Settles Charges Against Bitcoin Mining Firm Butterfly Labs

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 18:33

FTC Settles Charges Against Bitcoin Mining Firm Butterfly Labs The US Federal Trade Commission says it has reached a settlement with bitcoin mining firm Butterfly Labs after it sued the company in 2014.

World’s First Virtual Nation Constitution Released on Ethereum’s Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 18. 18:00

World’s First Virtual Nation Constitution Released on Ethereum’s Blockchain

“Governance 2.0” platform Bitnation has written the world’s first Decentralized Borderless Voluntary Nation (DBVN) Constitution in 140 lines of code using Ethereum smart contracts.  Also read: Microsoft & IBM Declare Blockchain Open for Business Virtual Nation Constitution with Ethereum There is one primary reason the BitNation team opted to code its constitution on the Ethereum blockchain over Bitcoin’s: smart

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Meet Boost VC's Newest Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 16:41

Meet Boost VC's Newest Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups Incubator Boost VC has announced its 2016 group of early-stage startups, four of which offer bitcoin and blockchain services.

Mizuho, Microsoft Japan Trial Blockchain System for Syndicated Loans

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 16:16

Mizuho, Microsoft Japan Trial Blockchain System for Syndicated Loans Financial services giant Mizuho has announced a second blockchain technology trial that will focus on syndicated loans.

HashFast's $1 Million Question: Is Bitcoin a Currency or Commodity?

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 15:18

HashFast's $1 Million Question: Is Bitcoin a Currency or Commodity? Berger Singerman LLP counsel Andrew Hinkes discusses what's at stake in an upcoming court hearing in the HashFast bitcoin miner bankruptcy case.

Kraken Announces ‘Significant Progress’ with Mt Gox Claims

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 18. 12:00

Kraken Announces ‘Significant Progress’ with Mt Gox Claims

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Kraken has announced significant progress in the Mt Gox liquidation. Back in November of 2014, the exchange began the process of assisting the Tokyo district court-assigned trustee in the case and has been handling the claims. Out of 9,863 persons who filed Bitcoin-only claims, 7,952 claimants have so far been approved. Also

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Steps from Wall Street, Bitcoin Still in Style With Fashion Designers

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 18. 05:43

Steps from Wall Street, Bitcoin Still in Style With Fashion Designers The message that bitcoin can be a force of social good and individual empowerment is resonating in surprising places.

Mt Gox Bankruptcy Trustee Issues New Details on Creditor Reimbursement

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 17. 23:45

Mt Gox Bankruptcy Trustee Issues New Details on Creditor Reimbursement The bankruptcy trustee for the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has released a new update, offering fresh details on the claims submitted so far.

Researchers Argue Radical Redesigns Needed to Scale Decentralized Blockchains

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 17. 22:22

Researchers Argue Radical Redesigns Needed to Scale Decentralized Blockchains A new paper suggests bitcoin will need a major redesign to scale into a mainstream payment network.

Microsoft & IBM Declare Blockchain Open for Business

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 17. 22:00

Microsoft & IBM Declare Blockchain Open for Business

Microsoft and IBM, two of the biggest names in technology, are ramping up their distributed ledger initiative and Blockchain-as-a-Service platform with the aim of changing the world with their latest tools. Also read: Bitcoin Summer School Announced in Greece The blockchain has become more than a buzzword as these two corporate behemoths are tapping into the potential of the technology. Back

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Dubai Government Backs Expansive Blockchain Research Effort

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 17. 20:33

Dubai Government Backs Expansive Blockchain Research Effort A new organization has formed in the United Arab Emirates focused on blockchain technology applications.

Negative Interest Rates Propel Bitcoin to the Forefront

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 17. 18:00

Negative Interest Rates Propel Bitcoin to the Forefront

Negative Interest Rates are causing bankers to fear, among other things, currency wars and the widespread use of virtual currencies. Indeed, it is amazing how things are acting together to propel Bitcoin’s inexorable march to become one of the main currencies of the world, if not the world reserve currency for fiat currencies. New technologies,

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New Australian Political Party Seeks to Popularize Blockchain Voting

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 17. 17:56

New Australian Political Party Seeks to Popularize Blockchain Voting A new Australian political party has proposed the introduction of a blockchain-based voting system that would govern actions of lawmakers.

European Central Bank Exploring Blockchain Tech Applications

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 17. 16:15

European Central Bank Exploring Blockchain Tech Applications In a new report, the European Central Bank (ECB) has said it is "open" to blockchain technology within settlement systems.

IBM Goes Big on Blockchain Unveiling Ambitious Services Suite and Strategy

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 17. 14:20

IBM Goes Big on Blockchain Unveiling Ambitious Services Suite and Strategy CoinDesk dives deep into a string new announcements from global IT giant IBM that cements its position as a market leader in blockchain services.

IBM Goes Big on Blockchain Unveiling Services Suite and Strategy

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 17. 14:20

IBM Goes Big on Blockchain Unveiling Services Suite and Strategy CoinDesk dives deep into a string new announcements from global IT giant IBM that cements its position as a market leader in blockchain services.

Uphold Squashes Insolvency Accusations and ‘Misinformation’

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 17. 12:00

Uphold Squashes Insolvency Accusations and ‘Misinformation’

Uphold, the commodity and financial trading service formerly known as BitReserve, has hit back at user accusations that it is insolvent. Also read: Decentralized Media: Devon Read on Alexandria Victim of Transparency? Social media users flagged up data from the company’s “Transparency” page indicating negative balances and overwhelming reserves of cash stored in little-known cryptocurrency Voxel

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IBM Launches Cloud Service, Global Workshop Network for Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 17. 11:41

IBM Launches Cloud Service, Global Workshop Network for Blockchain Tech IBM is expanding its work with blockchain technology, launching a network of development workshops and developing its own blockchain-as-a-service.

How to Run a Bitcoin Classic Node on Synology Disk Stations in Just 3 Steps

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 17. 07:00

How to Run a Bitcoin Classic Node on Synology Disk Stations in Just 3 Steps

In the most recent version of Synology Disk Station manager DSM 5.2 they have added support for Docker.  Docker makes it super easy for anyone with a Synology Disk Station to run a full Bitcoin Classic node.  This excellent tool allows several customizations that make your Disk Station much more powerful while still simple to use.

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Security Giant Gemalto Sees Two Waves of Blockchain Adoption Forming

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 16. 23:03

Security Giant Gemalto Sees Two Waves of Blockchain Adoption Forming Gemalto discusses its recent partnership with Symbiont, what it calls its "first step" in engaging in business opportunities in the blockchain space.

Gemalto Sees Two Waves of Blockchain Adoption Forming

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 16. 23:03

Gemalto Sees Two Waves of Blockchain Adoption Forming Gemalto discusses its recent partnership with Symbiont, what it calls its "first step" in engaging in business opportunities in the blockchain space.

1 in 6 Nodes Now Support Bitcoin Classic

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 16. 22:00

1 in 6 Nodes Now Support Bitcoin Classic

The Bitcoin block size debate is still in effect as we speak, and things are heating up once again between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Classic supporters. Now that a working client for Bitcoin Classic users has been released, various Bitcoin nodes seem to be favoring this solution over Bitcoin Core. However, the battle is far

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ItBit Hires Former SocGen Exec to Lead London Initiatives

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 16. 19:17

ItBit Hires Former SocGen Exec to Lead London Initiatives New York-based bitcoin exchange itBit has hired a securities services and technology veteran to head operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

No, Forking Bitcoin Won't Land You in Legal Hot Water

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 16. 18:59

No, Forking Bitcoin Won't Land You in Legal Hot Water Pillsbury Winthrop blockchain lead Marco Santori rebuffs claims creating new versions of bitcoin's blockchain may create legal issues for developers.

Brain Wallets Are Not Secure and ‘No One Should Use Them,’ Says Study

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 16. 18:00

Brain Wallets Are Not Secure and ‘No One Should Use Them,’ Says Study

The so-called “brain wallets” have always been a topic of heavy debate in the Bitcoin world, as this solution to store funds is far from secure. Memorizing passwords is hard enough for people, but there are bigger worries with brain wallets than most people anticipate, according to a new study. Also read: Ethereum’s Blockchain ‘Makes

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Mizuho to Develop Blockchain Tech for Internal Recordkeeping

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 16. 16:55

Mizuho to Develop Blockchain Tech for Internal Recordkeeping Mizuho Financial has announced it is seeking to develop a blockchain application for internal recordkeeping.

The 21 Bitcoin Computer is Now Shipping to Canada

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 16. 14:30

The 21 Bitcoin Computer is Now Shipping  to Canada 21 Inc has announced its bitcoin mining and micro-transaction device, the 21 Bitcoin Computer, is now shipping outside the US for the first time.

Coinbase CEO Bets $5,000 Bitcoin Hard Fork ‘Will Be Just Fine’

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 16. 12:00

Coinbase CEO Bets $5,000 Bitcoin Hard Fork ‘Will Be Just Fine’

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong feels pretty confident about the outcome of a block size hard fork. In fact, he’s willing to bet $5,000 that “Bitcoin’s first hard fork works out just fine.” In a Medium post by the Coinbase founder, Armstrong declares that the code will not be a split and is merely upgrading.  

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7 Asian Banks Investigating Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 16. 11:30

7 Asian Banks Investigating Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech CoinDesk looks at activity from Asia's biggest banks in the bitcoin and blockchain space.

Bitcoin Summer School Announced in Greece

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 15. 22:00

Bitcoin Summer School Announced in Greece

Remember when you used to dread going to summer school? Well, now you can get excited to get that extra educational push by attending the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) Bitcoin School in Greece. From May 29th to June 2nd, 2016 some of the brightest academic minds in the industry will be teaching students

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French Politicians Predict Blockchain Tech Will Lead to Job Losses

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 15. 21:51

French Politicians Predict Blockchain Tech Will Lead to Job Losses Two of France’s left-leaning political parties speculated in a publication that technologies like the blockchain could lead to “massive” job losses.

China's Central Bank Weighing Blockchain Tech for Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 15. 20:45

China's Central Bank Weighing Blockchain Tech for Digital Currency The head of the People’s Bank of China opened up about its proposed digital currency initiative in a new interview.

UK Parliament Considers Affects of Blockchain on Bank Solvency

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 15. 19:13

UK Parliament Considers Affects of Blockchain on Bank Solvency A UK parliament discussion of a bill relating to financial services shows lawmakers are pondering the blockchain could affect bank solvency.

UK Parliament Considers Effects of Blockchain on Bank Solvency

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 15. 19:13

UK Parliament Considers Effects of Blockchain on Bank Solvency A UK parliament discussion of a bill relating to financial services shows lawmakers are pondering the blockchain could affect bank solvency.

Decentralized Media: Devon Read on Alexandria

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 15. 18:00

Decentralized Media: Devon Read on Alexandria

Ever feel bogged down by ads when trying to access media? Ever get upset that content has been censored by governments or businesses? Ever wish people had more power in regards to how content is monetized? These problems may be solved with this new decentralized media project. Also read: Jaxx: The new Fleet of Bitcoin & Ethereum

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Australian Regulator: Banks Didn't Collude Over Bitcoin Account Closures

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 15. 16:10

Australian Regulator: Banks Didn't Collude Over Bitcoin Account Closures The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that Australian banks did not collude in blocking services for bitcoin firms.

Scammed: Martin Shkreli Conned out of $15M in Bitcoin?

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 15. 14:00

Scammed: Martin Shkreli Conned out of $15M in Bitcoin?

The notorious Martin Shkreli made a few tweets saying he was supposedly scammed out of $15 million USD in Bitcoin for an exclusive copy of the new Kanye West album. After broadcasting he was going to purchase the record over his Twitter feed, he gave a shout out to Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora Radio to bid

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Royal Bank of Canada Expands Blockchain Testing Beyond Loyalty

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 14. 19:40

Royal Bank of Canada Expands Blockchain Testing Beyond Loyalty Royal Bank of Canada's innovation lead discusses why the bank believes blockchain isn't overhyped, even given all the recent hype.

Hedge Funds, Blockchain and the Move Toward a More Efficient Market

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 14. 18:42

Hedge Funds, Blockchain and the Move Toward a More Efficient Market Despite its open-source origins, blockchain tech could end up being fenced in by greedy institutions, says Bijesh Amin of Indus Valley Partners.

Ethereum’s Blockchain ‘Makes Most Sense’ for ‘Gamified’ Ride-Sharing

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 14. 18:00

Ethereum’s Blockchain ‘Makes Most Sense’ for ‘Gamified’ Ride-Sharing

Bitcoin.com spoke with the co-founder of the decentralized ride-sharing app Arcade City, Christopher David, on the project that aims to disrupt an already disrupted industry. Arcade City’s decentralized approach brings an unprecedented level of freedom and choice to drivers and riders, according to David. “Uber’s long-term vision is, ‘If we can get you a car in

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Your IoT Fridge Will Spy on You, Says US Intelligence Chief

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 14. 14:00

Your IoT Fridge Will Spy on You, Says US Intelligence Chief

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest trends in the technology sector right now. Connecting billions of devices to the Internet will serve as a great platform for future innovation, but it also opens up the door to spying by government officials. If the US director of national intelligence James Clapper has

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Surfing Astronomy’s Gravitational Waves & ‘Data Tsunami’ with the Bitcoin Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 13. 18:00

Surfing Astronomy’s Gravitational Waves & ‘Data Tsunami’ with the Bitcoin Blockchain

Scientific discoveries of enormous significance are happening at lightning speed in the field of Astronomy. These new breakthroughs convey enormous amounts of data. Scientists are sounding the alarm. Consequently, the present astrostatistics and astroinformatics tools are becoming insufficient to deal with what researchers are calling a”data tsunami.” Also read: Blockchain Technology Is Today’s Best Defense against Database

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European Union Leaders Seek Greater Oversight of Bitcoin Activity

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 13. 16:00

European Union Leaders Seek Greater Oversight of Bitcoin Activity A group of European heads of state are pushing for greater oversight of digital currency activity in the European Union.

Linux & Hyperledger: Open Standard will Fast-Track Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 13. 14:00

Linux & Hyperledger: Open Standard will Fast-Track Blockchain Technology

The Linux Foundation is setting its sights on the blockchain target with its latest move to push the Hyperledger project. The program is a collaborative effort “created to advance blockchain technology,” and is an effort backed by Blythe Masters’ Digital Asset Holdings. Just recently Masters’ company donated the Hyperledger trademark and it moved to the open

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SEC Seeks $10 Million Default Judgment Against GAW Miners

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 12. 22:31

SEC Seeks $10 Million Default Judgment Against GAW Miners The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking more than $10 million from the cryptocurrency mining firms GAW Miners and ZenMiner.

21inc Unveils Real-Time Fee Prediction Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 12. 22:00

21inc Unveils Real-Time Fee Prediction Platform

21inc has released a platform that enables a person to set a fee structure for transactions. Bitcoin users can now reference the prediction services live chart of common fee levels on the network allowing them to optimize their experience. Also read: Ethereum Continues Rally, Breaks Shapeshift Volume Record 21inc Fee Prediction Application to Enhance Transaction Performance? A

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One of South Korea's Biggest Banks is Developing Blockchain Remittances

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 12. 21:01

One of South Korea's Biggest Banks is Developing Blockchain Remittances South Korea's KB Kookmin Bank is developing a blockchain remittance solution with the aim of ushering in "safer and faster" foreign exchange services.

Ripple Settles $1 Million Lawsuit With Former Executive and Founder

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 12. 20:00

Ripple Settles $1 Million Lawsuit With Former Executive and Founder A months-long legal dispute involving distributed ledger tech startup Ripple and its co-founder Jed McCaleb has come to an end.

Nasdaq to Launch Blockchain Voting Trial for Estonian Stock Market

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 12. 19:15

Nasdaq to Launch Blockchain Voting Trial for Estonian Stock Market Stock market giant Nasdaq has announced it is developing a shareholder voting system based on blockchain tech.

New Payment Methods Revolution ‘Inevitable’ – UK Report

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 12. 18:00

New Payment Methods Revolution ‘Inevitable’ – UK Report

A decade or so ago, checks and cash payments were the standards, which then got replaced by wire transfers and money orders. But in this day and age, new payment technology such as mobile payment solutions and peer-to-peer digital cash are driving “inevitable” change in the payments industry, according to a new report from Payments UK. Also read:

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UN Paper: Pushing Bitcoin for Third World Issues is 'Techno Colonialism'

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 12. 17:48

UN Paper: Pushing Bitcoin for Third World Issues is 'Techno Colonialism' A new UN working paper providing an overview of bitcoin has criticised the attitudes of some in the bitcoin community towards the developing world.

Why Bitcoin Governance is a Competition (And That's a Good Thing)

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 12. 17:17

Why Bitcoin Governance is a Competition (And That's a Good Thing) Former Bitcoin Foundation global counsel Jim Harper discusses the challenges of applying open-source development practices to a blockchain world.

ASX Details Blockchain Strategy in Financial Update

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 12. 15:35

ASX Details Blockchain Strategy in Financial Update The Australian Securities Exchange has revealed its spending as it prepares to build blockchain solutions to improve the Australian equities market.

Estonia Issues Blockchain Shares with Nasdaq’s Linq

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 12. 13:26

Estonia Issues Blockchain Shares with Nasdaq’s Linq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) has just announced its collaboration with the Republic of Estonia in its second official blockchain project. The partnership will implement the distributed ledger Linq to facilitate Estonia’s e-Residency platform.    Also read: Bitcoin nodes surge following beta 2 release The latest extension of the Baltic region’s e-Residency program will be a blockchain-based e-voting

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Russian Central Bank Official Predicts Blockchain Future

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 11. 23:10

Russian Central Bank Official Predicts Blockchain Future The deputy chair of Russia’s central bank has reportedly told banking representatives that they should prepare for the spread of blockchain tech.

Stock Market Giant Deutsche Börse Working on Blockchain Prototypes

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 11. 22:29

Stock Market Giant Deutsche Börse Working on Blockchain Prototypes German stock market operator Deutsche Börse discusses its blockchain strategy and interest in industry startups.

Cypherpunks Continue to Write Code as Governments Threaten Encryption

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 11. 22:00

Cypherpunks Continue to Write Code as Governments Threaten Encryption

The cypherpunks of the past along with whistleblowers and abolitionists have increased freedom drastically in the last 20 years with technology. The introduction of computer networking, the Internet, computational cryptography, and cryptocurrency have ushered in a new era of thought. One where the very concepts of governance, borders, laws, and sovereign currencies are being increasingly

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Industry Businesses Pledge to Avoid Bitcoin Network Split

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 11. 21:17

Industry Businesses Pledge to Avoid Bitcoin Network Split A group of bitcoin miners, exchanges and service providers have issued a letter stating that they would not back hard forks of the network.

Bitcoin’s Biggest Names Come Together Warning of ‘Contentious Hard-Forks’

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 11. 18:00

Bitcoin’s Biggest Names Come Together Warning of ‘Contentious Hard-Forks’

Some of the biggest names in Bitcoin united in a written letter of consensus on Bitcoin’s future this week, signaling a desire to “chart an effective path” on block size reform while warning of “dangerous” hard-forks without “widespread consensus.” Also read: Bitcoin nodes surge following beta 2 release ‘An Inclusive Roadmap’ The year-long debate on

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Why Bitcoin’s Scaling Debate is An Opportunity Not a Flaw

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 11. 18:00

Why Bitcoin’s Scaling Debate is An Opportunity Not a Flaw Writer Nozomi Hayase looks at how bitcoin's scalability debate should be seen as just another phase in the growth of the digital currency.

PayPal Blocks Bitcoin Parody of Super Bowl Commercial

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 11. 16:18

PayPal Blocks Bitcoin Parody of Super Bowl Commercial A parody of a PayPal Super Bowl commercial that was posted on YouTube has been blocked by the Internet payments company.

Bitcoin.com & Kaiko: ‘Best Available Data’ for All Your Bitcoin Needs

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 11. 14:00

Bitcoin.com & Kaiko: ‘Best Available Data’ for All Your Bitcoin Needs

Success in the Bitcoin world means staying right at the cutting edge – take a few days off and you feel almost left behind, the scene changes so fast. All users, from newcomers to industry insiders, all need the same thing: fast access to the latest news, data and quality information. To give them exactly

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Should Full Bitcoin Nodes Get Rewarded like Miners?

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 11. 13:00

Should Full Bitcoin Nodes Get Rewarded like Miners?

The Bitcoin network is a large operation, and many people do not understand what makes the engine run under the hood. Mining is a concept that takes a little bit longer for some to learn how miners confirm transactions, find blocks and secure the network. Another important, intricate part of the system is nodes. Miners

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Linux, IBM Share Bold Vision for Hyperledger Project, a Blockchain Fabric for Business

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 11. 11:38

Linux, IBM Share Bold Vision for Hyperledger Project, a Blockchain Fabric for Business CoinDesk speaks to some of the driving forces behind Hyperledger, an initiative that aims to create an open fabric for blockchain technology.

Ether Continues Rally, Breaks ShapeShift Volume Record

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 11. 00:00

Ether Continues Rally, Breaks ShapeShift Volume Record

Ether, the cryptocurrency driving the Ethereum platform, continues to dominate trading markets completing a 100% week-on-week rise, the affects of which are being felt across the cryptocurrency sphere. Also read: DEVgrants Receives $100K for Ethereum Developers Extraordinary trading volumes were the prime facilitator of Ether’s rise in value, which topped 40% in just 24 hours

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Bitcoin Classic Publishes Code That Could Double Bitcoin's Block Size

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 10. 23:59

Bitcoin Classic Publishes Code That Could Double Bitcoin's Block Size The first release for the alternative bitcoin implementation of Bitcoin Classic has been published.

IBM Director Declares 'We’re All in on Blockchain'

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 10. 21:15

IBM Director Declares 'We’re All in on Blockchain' IBM blockchain director John Wolpert appeared at a conference in San Francisco today where he gave a keynote speech.

Princeton University Releases First Draft of Bitcoin Textbook

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 10. 20:04

Princeton University Releases First Draft of Bitcoin Textbook The first complete draft of an upcoming Princeton University textbook on bitcoin has been made freely available for download.

Online Retailer Overstock Spent $8 Million on Blockchain Projects in 2015

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 10. 19:02

Online Retailer Overstock Spent $8 Million on Blockchain Projects in 2015 Online retailer Overstock.com has announced that it spent $8m last year on its blockchain-backed securities trading initiative.

Have We Reached Peak Blockchain Hype?

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 10. 18:26

Have We Reached Peak Blockchain Hype? A number of sceptical voices are calling out the blockchain space and the media for over-hyping the potential of distributed ledgers. Are they right?

Counterparty Supports SegWit, Adds BlockTrail CTO to Team

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 10. 18:00

Counterparty Supports SegWit, Adds BlockTrail CTO to Team

Counterparty is one of the most important platforms built on top of Bitcoin to take things one step further. Even though most of the focus still lies on the financial aspects, Counterparty distinguishes itself as a platform to issue and distribute assets, as well as providing additional layers of security. In this day and age

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EU commission to crack down on Bitcoin

bitcoinful

2016. Feb. 10. 16:41

EU commission to crack down on Bitcoin

EU commission to crack down on Bitcoin

21 Inc Launches Bitcoin Transaction Fee Prediction App

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 10. 15:36

21 Inc Launches Bitcoin Transaction Fee Prediction App 21 Inc has launched a free web app that can help bitcoin users determine what level of fee will ensure a transaction is confirmed.

Compliance Expert Juan Llanos Joins Blockchain Analytics Firm

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 10. 14:59

Compliance Expert Juan Llanos Joins Blockchain Analytics Firm Financial compliance authority Juan Llanos is joining blockchain analytics firm Coinalytics as the executive vice president of business development.

Airbitz Enables Buy & Sell Feature in the Eurozone

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 10. 14:00

Airbitz Enables Buy & Sell Feature in the Eurozone

February 10, 2016, San Diego — Bitcoin wallet service Airbitz announced today its partnership with the Dutch exchange Clevercoin. This collaboration will allow residents from 19 countries in the Eurozone to enjoy the Airbitz in-app buy sell feature. Also read: South Korea’s Korbit Introduces ‘Aggregator for Cross-Border Payouts’ Airbitz Enters the Eurozone The Eindhoven-based Clevercoin has been

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Alternative Finance Takes the Fight To Traditional Banks

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 09. 22:00

Alternative Finance Takes the Fight To Traditional Banks

Banks find themselves in a very awkward position right now, as they are facing very stiff competition from various sectors and projects. Based on the findings of a recent UK bank study, there is a chance of losing close to 1 in 2 customers to alternative financial services. Even though the report does not mention Bitcoin specifically,

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Financial Stability Board Seeks 'Better Understanding' of Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 09. 19:14

Financial Stability Board Seeks 'Better Understanding' of Blockchain Tech The Financial Stability Board, a group of central bank governors and financial regulators, has begun working on blockchain technology issues.

Linux Foundation-Led Blockchain Project Grows to 30 Members

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 09. 18:30

Linux Foundation-Led Blockchain Project Grows to 30 Members A distributed ledger effort being led by the Linux Foundation has now has 30 members, up from 20 when it was announced in December.

US Bankruptcy Court Set to Weigh in on Bitcoin's Currency Status

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 09. 17:46

US Bankruptcy Court Set to Weigh in on Bitcoin's Currency Status A California bankruptcy court is set to weigh in on when or if bitcoin should be considered a currency in a dispute over a HashFast payment.

How to Escape ‘Pharma Bros’ & Government ‘Imbeciles’ with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 09. 16:30

How to Escape ‘Pharma Bros’ & Government ‘Imbeciles’ with Bitcoin

Big Pharma including Turing Pharmaceuticals and its former CEO Martin Shkreli have used public protection legislation as a weapon against vulnerable patients – and all lawmakers can do is beg them to stop. Yet the solution for consumers with Bitcoin is, as is being proven, far simpler than many would imagine from the scenes in the

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Flux: Australia’s New Political Party for ‘Permissionless Innovation’

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 09. 12:30

Flux: Australia’s New Political Party for ‘Permissionless Innovation’

There’s a new group from Australia that calls itself a “Governance 2.0” created by two Bitcoin consultants from the region. The group is called Flux, and they are looking to make a statement during the 2016 election cycle with what they call an “Upgrade Democracy.” Flux will use a “vote token” that will be traded

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Why Microsoft Wants 'Every Blockchain' on its Azure Platform

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 09. 12:17

Why Microsoft Wants 'Every Blockchain' on its Azure Platform Microsoft's head of technology strategy opens up about the firm's plans to carve out a market position in the blockchain space.

Inside Earthport's Bid to Push Banks Past Blockchain R&D

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 08. 19:21

Inside Earthport's Bid to Push Banks Past Blockchain R&D CoinDesk looks at how Earthport is adding blockchain technology to existing product lines through its Distributed Ledger Payments Hub.

Bitcoin Group Stock Exchange Debut Delayed Again

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 08. 18:11

Bitcoin Group Stock Exchange Debut Delayed Again Bitcoin Group Ltd has once again been forced to delay its public listing on the Australian Securities Exchange, despite its recent IPO.

Plutus: Bitcoin’s ‘Apple Pay’ App with Ethereum Smart Contracts & Rebates

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 08. 18:00

Plutus: Bitcoin’s ‘Apple Pay’ App with Ethereum Smart Contracts & Rebates

Making Bitcoin payments more accessible to consumers all over the world will help put digital currency on the radar as a formidable financial solution. Now, Plutus is bringing more convenience to the Bitcoin ecosystem by letting users pay with digital currency wherever contactless (NFC) payments are accepted similar to how popular mobile payment apps such

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Five UK Mutual Funds Partner on Blockchain Trading Project

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 08. 15:40

Five UK Mutual Funds Partner on Blockchain Trading Project Five major UK fund houses have reportedly partnered on a project to explore blockchain technology's cost saving potential in trading systems.

Recurring Payments Button for Bitcoin ‘Peanuts’ Unveiled

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 08. 14:00

Recurring Payments Button for Bitcoin ‘Peanuts’ Unveiled

There’s a new application for Bitcoin users called Peanuts that allows users to set up recurring payments through its protocol. The platform is a system built on top of Liquid, iCalendar and Bitcoin Uniform Resource Identifier (URI.)  Also read: South Korea’s Korbit Introduces ‘Aggregator for Cross-Border Payouts’ The Peanuts developer explains via reddit how the program

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Gyft Compromised; Bitcoin Users Not Affected

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 07. 22:00

Gyft Compromised; Bitcoin Users Not Affected

Recently on February 05, 2016 users of the Gyft platform were notified that two of the cloud providers they used were compromised. From October 5th to December 18th an “unknown party” accessed these areas without authorization. The company says that no credit cards were compromised and acted accordingly with updating security measures. One nice attribute

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Bitcoin: A 21st Century Currency Explained By a Wall Street Veteran

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 07. 20:30

Bitcoin: A 21st Century Currency Explained By a Wall Street Veteran Wall Street veteran Jason Leibowitz answers questions about how bitcoin was created, how it works and why it matters.

Keybase: File Sharing with Bitcoin Blockchain Encryption

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 07. 18:00

Keybase: File Sharing with Bitcoin Blockchain Encryption

There’s a new application in crypto-land called Keybase.io a platform that promises cryptographically ensured file sharing. The service boasts a system of verifiable signed directories that also using the Bitcoin blockchain to anchor a user’s keys. This, in turn, allows people to encrypt file sharing with a public and private folder, providing blockchain-based end-to-end encryption.

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How Blockchain Tech is About to Transform Sharemarket Trading

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 07. 17:00

How Blockchain Tech is About to Transform Sharemarket Trading Adrian Lee is a senior lecturer in finance at the University of Technology Sydney, where his research interests include asset markets and derivatives. KiHoon Hong is an assistant professor at the university, and was formerly a research fellow for Korea Capital Market Institute's Capital Markets Department. Here, Lee and Hong discuss the Australian Securities Exchange's (ASX) […]

The Bitcoin Block Size Debate Isn't Just About Technology

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 07. 14:38

The Bitcoin Block Size Debate Isn't Just About Technology The views of the Bitcoin Core developers are not the only ones that should count when deciding its future, says developer Elliott Olds.

Latest IRS ‘Software Blunder’ Proves Bitcoin’s Edge

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 07. 14:00

Latest IRS ‘Software Blunder’ Proves Bitcoin’s Edge

February 4th, the IRS reported that its systems were experiencing a hardware failure that was halting tax-processing systems. Their systems are technologically obsolete since their centralized architecture offers inferior security and a single point of failure compared to Bitcoin’s decentralized nature. Also read: NASDAQ’s Blockchain-Based Linq Issues Chain Shares The IRS & Banking Technologies are Obsolete

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Loanbase hack

Bitbargain.com

2016. Feb. 07. 11:59

Loanbase hack

Loanbase.com (formally known as BitLendingClub.com) got hacked.

The hackers gained access to the database.

The blog engine should have been separated from the rest of the site. A Wordpress compromise should not have lead to any sensitive information getting out.

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Tips To Avoid Getting Scammed With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 06. 22:00

Tips To Avoid Getting Scammed With Bitcoin

Many people associate the world of Bitcoin and digital currency with a part of the world wide web where outlaws are running rampant. Nothing could be further from the truth, though, as Bitcoin is far from a safe haven for internet criminals. However, there have been certain scams in the past that cost people a

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Visa to Test Microtransactions with New Developer Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 06. 18:00

Visa to Test Microtransactions with New Developer Platform

Visa has a launched a new programmable API. Announced via its Visa Developer platform, is  a Microtransactions (MTX) API with which developers can “enable virtual currency” for desktop and mobile applications. The project will also allow branded reward points systems, coupons, and campaigns for virtual transactions. Also read: 2nd Annual Satoshi Roundtable Coming to a ‘Secret’ Location

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Bitcoin, Online Payments and the Scourge of PayPal

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 06. 18:00

Bitcoin, Online Payments and the Scourge of PayPal Richard MacManus is the founder and former editor of ReadWriteWeb, a popular tech blog that was launched in 2003 and later acquired by SAY Media in 2011. He now publishes a tech newsletter called Augment Intelligence and authored the book "Health Trackers". In this opinion piece, MacManus talks about the difficulties of running a web-based […]

Bitcoin Earns Reputation for Poor Payments Standards Participation

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 06. 16:15

Bitcoin Earns Reputation for Poor Payments Standards Participation Bailey Reutzel examines how the bitcoin community's reluctant to engage over standards could harm the digital currency in the long term.

Bitcoin Classic Nodes Surge Following Beta 2 Release

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 06. 14:00

Bitcoin Classic Nodes Surge Following Beta 2 Release

Bitcoin Classic has been available for download on its website and by its GitHub source. The popular hard fork proposal coined “Classic” has been gaining some steam since its official announcement a few weeks ago. The plan is to perform a hard fork to a 2 MB block size increase, which Classic developers say is a

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Alaskan 'Judge' Wants Pope Francis to Endorse the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 06. 00:01

Alaskan 'Judge' Wants Pope Francis to Endorse the Blockchain An Alaskan conservative commentator and self-styled judge has called for the world to embrace blockchain technology.

South Korea’s Korbit Introduces ‘Aggregator for Cross-Border Payouts’

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 05. 22:00

South Korea’s Korbit Introduces ‘Aggregator for Cross-Border Payouts’

SEOUL, Feb. 5, 2016 — The Bitcoin and blockchain service Korbit has unveiled a new service called Hyphen that the company calls an “aggregator for cross-border payouts settled via distributed ledgers.” The new platform allows users to make direct-to-bank payouts across 24 countries worldwide. Hyphen takes a 1% fee per transfer that they claim is resolved

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Putin Advisor: Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Russia is a Crime

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 05. 19:48

Putin Advisor: Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Russia is a Crime An advisor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly spoken out against bitcoin.

Coin Reverse Scam Offering Premium Rates for Your Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 05. 18:00

Coin Reverse Scam Offering Premium Rates for Your Bitcoins

When it comes to selling Bitcoin over the Internet, there are plenty of options at one’s disposal. However, it is important to keep in mind not all of the websites claiming to buy bitcoin are legitimate. Over the past few months, various platforms have popped up, all of which claim to pay above market price

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UN Commission Calls On Caribbean to Become Digital Currency Hub

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 05. 16:30

UN Commission Calls On Caribbean to Become Digital Currency Hub A UN commission report suggests digital currencies could be beneficial for the Caribbean region.

Paypal’s Super Bowl Commercial Heralds ‘New Money’ – Ignores Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 05. 14:00

Paypal’s Super Bowl Commercial Heralds ‘New Money’ – Ignores Bitcoin

Paypal has an ad coming out for the Super Bowl heralding the advent of “New Money.” Guided by the tunes of Demi Lovato’s hit single “Confident,” the ad directed by Crispin Porter is announcing to the world that something refreshing is coming. Meanwhile, some are asking if the company could also inadvertently bring Bitcoin to the forefront with the new campaign.  Also read: 2nd Annual

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Private Retreat to Unite Bitcoin Execs for Scaling Debate

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 05. 11:11

Private Retreat to Unite Bitcoin Execs for Scaling Debate The invitation-only Satoshi Roundtable is set to convene for its second year, this time playing host to discussions on bitcoin scaling.

Simplex Raises $7 Million for Credit Card Bitcoin Buying Service

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 05. 03:36

Simplex Raises $7 Million for Credit Card Bitcoin Buying Service An Israeli bitcoin startup focused on enabling bitcoin purchases with credit cards has recently closed a $7m Series A funding round.

Chilean Bitcoin Exchange SurBTC Raises $300k

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 04. 22:35

Chilean Bitcoin Exchange SurBTC Raises $300k SurBTC has raised a further $300,000 in seed funding to develop a bitcoin exchange for the Chilean market.

$55 Million Raised by ‘Bitcoin 2.0’ Startup Blockstream

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 04. 22:00

$55 Million Raised by ‘Bitcoin 2.0’ Startup Blockstream

Blockstream has announced raising $55 million USD in a Series A funding round. The injection of capital will go towards strengthening the company’s protocol and bring these technologies to the next level. The news comes after last week’s partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to research blockchain technology and sidechain benefits within the fintech industry. Also read: Bitcoin-NFC Implant Spotted at

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Blockstream Investors See Commercial Use Cases for Bitcoin Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 04. 20:27

Blockstream Investors See Commercial Use Cases for Bitcoin Blockchain Following Blockstream's $55m funding yesterday, CoinDesk speaks to investors who participated in the round.

Documents Reveal Divorce Dispute May Be at Heart of Cryptsy Issues

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 04. 18:40

Documents Reveal Divorce Dispute May Be at Heart of Cryptsy Issues Court documents obtained by CoinDesk offer new details about an ongoing legal battle involving digital currency exchange Cryptsy CEO Paul Vernon.

These 3 Online Multiplayer Video Games are Embracing Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 04. 18:00

These 3 Online Multiplayer Video Games are Embracing Bitcoin

The world of video games and digital currency seem to go hand in hand. So far a few companies have integrated Bitcoin into the gaming industry to enhance user experience. This week saw a few announcements regarding some new games where virtual money can be used including online multi-player gaming giant Wargaming announcing it will support Bitcoin for its in-game

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New App Seeks to Use Blockchain as Immutable Answering Machine

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 04. 16:46

New App Seeks to Use Blockchain as Immutable Answering Machine LedgerAssets, developer of an app that timestamps users photos on bitcoin's blockchain, is to launch a similar application for phone calls.

2nd Annual Satoshi Roundtable Coming to a ‘Secret’ Location in North America

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 04. 14:00

2nd Annual Satoshi Roundtable Coming to a ‘Secret’ Location in North America

It’s the time of year again for the second annual Satoshi Roundtable and this year is going to be a big one. This year, the private retreat is being held at a resort somewhere in North America. The Roundtable will host many of the talented people in the Bitcoin atmosphere to discuss and ultimately bring forth

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I’m not sure what the original poster did or where, but thanks...

Bitbargain.com

2016. Feb. 04. 13:10

I’m not sure what the original poster did or where, but thanks...

I’m not sure what the original poster did or where, but thanks for the tweet :)

https://bitbargain.co.uk/buy (buy bitcoins online)

Beyond Regulation: Why Bitcoin's Pressing Problem is Civil Law

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 04. 04:27

Beyond Regulation: Why Bitcoin's Pressing Problem is Civil Law Berger Singerman LLP counsel Andrew Hinkes discusses bitcoin's lack of precedent in common law and the problems it may create for users.

Commonwealth Pushes Member Countries to Declare Bitcoin Legal

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 03. 22:05

Commonwealth Pushes Member Countries to Declare Bitcoin Legal The Commonwealth has released a new report that calls on its 53 member countries to speak out on the legality of digital currencies.

The Curious Case of Gregory Maxwell & The Lightning Network

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 03. 22:00

The Curious Case of Gregory Maxwell & The Lightning Network

The Bitcoin world never shies away from a good conversation, although some of the discussions may turn out quite differently from what people originally anticipated. Bitcoin Core developer Gregory Maxwell recently engaged in quite an interesting debate about the Lightning Network, and whether or not it will be decentralized, or how transactions will be routed.

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Blockchain.info Unveils its New HD Wallet

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 03. 20:28

Blockchain.info Unveils its New HD Wallet

Blockchain.info has just released its new hierarchical deterministic wallet for Android and IOS users today. The veteran service which began in 2011 has been servicing the community for quite some time. After years of the being one of the most popular wallets in the industry, the service now boasts close to 6 million wallets in

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UNICEF Eyes Blockchain As Possible Solution to Child Poverty Issues

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 03. 20:16

UNICEF Eyes Blockchain As Possible Solution to Child Poverty Issues CoinDesk speaks with Christopher Fabian, who co-leads the technology innovation efforts for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

BNP Paribas Hosts Blockchain Tech Development Event

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 03. 18:00

BNP Paribas Hosts Blockchain Tech Development Event French banking services group BNP Paribas hosted a development event last month focused on blockchain technology.

P2P Lending Regulation Looms as China’s Ezubao Ponzi Scheme Unravels

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 03. 18:00

P2P Lending Regulation Looms as China’s Ezubao Ponzi Scheme Unravels

Peer-to-peer lending has become an emerging trend in various countries around the world. Especially in China, things seemed to be heating up, thanks to a company called Ezubao. But at the same time, rumours started surfacing this company’s intentions were less than honorable. At it turns out, Ezubao was nothing more than a Ponzi Scheme,

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Euroclear Sees Seven Steps to Bring Blockchain to Capital Markets

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 03. 17:01

Euroclear Sees Seven Steps to Bring Blockchain to Capital Markets Post-trade settlement specialist Euroclear has released a new report on how blockchain tech can be adapted for capital markets.

Blockstream Raises $55 Million to Build Out Bitcoin’s Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 03. 15:00

Blockstream Raises $55 Million to Build Out Bitcoin’s Blockchain Blockstream has raised $55m in Series A funding, bringing its total capital raised to $76m over two investment rounds.

EU Commission Wants to ‘De-Anonymize’ Bitcoin This June

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 03. 14:00

EU Commission Wants to ‘De-Anonymize’ Bitcoin This June

The EU Commission wants to tighten regulation of prepaid cards and virtual currencies (VC), according to Reuters. In response to the recent terrorist attack in Europe, the Commission intends to clampdown on anonymous transactions that may help fund such activities, promising to present its proposal by the end of June. Also read: Bitcoin AMA: Zooko Wilcox, CEO of Zcash, The ‘Privacy-Preserving’ Variant of Bitcoin

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South Korea's Central Bank Encouraged to Explore Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 03. 00:05

South Korea's Central Bank Encouraged to Explore Blockchain Tech A new report undertaken by the Bank of Korea has recommended that the central bank should pay close attention to blockchain technology.

Bitcoin-NFC Implant Spotted at Paralelní Polis in Prague

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 02. 22:00

Bitcoin-NFC Implant Spotted at Paralelní Polis in Prague

This week a video surfaced showcasing a man with a Bitcoin-NFC implant in his arm conducting a transaction. The scene was filmed at a place you may not have heard about. The Czech-based Paralelní Polis is a three-story house with an organized group who have founded their own Cryptoanarchy Institute and worker’s space. The Ztohoven art

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Premium Hardware Wallet KeepKey Partners with The Vanbex Group

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 02. 19:44

Premium Hardware Wallet KeepKey Partners with The Vanbex Group

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release, submit yours today here! Vancouver, CAN ­ Among the various digital currency hardware wallets to emerge last year, the Washington­based company KeepKey sticks out for its elegance, simplicity, and security. The device and software, in the form of Chrome extension, remove the nuances of securing a wallet and can be

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Mozilla’s Co-Founder on His ‘Brave’ New Bitcoin-Powered Browser

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 02. 18:00

Mozilla’s Co-Founder on His ‘Brave’ New Bitcoin-Powered Browser

Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript programming language and Mozilla’s former Chief Architect is at it again. This time, Eich is building a new browser called Brave “that puts users first in ownership and control of their browsing data by blocking trackers by default, with no exceptions.” It also integrates “HTTPS everywhere” into every browser. Bitcoin.com spoke with

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Digital Asset Funding Tops $60 Million With IBM, Goldman Sachs Investments

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 02. 17:35

Digital Asset Funding Tops $60 Million With IBM, Goldman Sachs Investments Digital Asset Holdings has announced it has raised more than $60m with the addition of IBM and Goldman Sachs to its latest round.

European Commission Seeks More Customer Data from Bitcoin Services

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 02. 17:17

European Commission Seeks More Customer Data from Bitcoin Services The European Commission has said that it plans to tighten reporting standards for digital currency exchanges in the region.

Bank of England Economist Joins Ledger Journal Editorial Board

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 02. 16:00

Bank of England Economist Joins Ledger Journal Editorial Board Ledger, a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to cryptocurrencies, has added a Bank of England economist and researcher to its editorial board.

Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode 2: Erik Voorhees

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 02. 14:00

Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode 2: Erik Voorhees

The second episode of the official Bitcoin.com Podcast is now live. This episode features Erik Voorhees, a huge name in the Bitcoin industry. Our host Zach Doty talked with Voorhees about several topics surrounding the highly contentious Bitcoin block size debate.  Also read: Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode 1 Recap: Andreas Antonopoulos Erik Voorhees: Block Size & Community Politics

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BNY Exec: Lack of Industry Standards Hurting Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 02. 11:22

BNY Exec: Lack of Industry Standards Hurting Blockchain Tech BNY Mellon's Saket Sharma discusses why he believes the pursuit of industry standards is key to broader blockchain tech adoption.

Beyond Regulation: Why Bitcoin's Pressing Problem is Civil Law

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 02. 04:27

Beyond Regulation: Why Bitcoin's Pressing Problem is Civil Law Berger Singerman LLP counsel Andrew Hinkes discusses bitcoin's lack of precedent in common law and the problems it may create for users.

UNICEF Innovation Fund Hints at Blockchain Investments

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 02. 00:05

UNICEF Innovation Fund Hints at Blockchain Investments The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has hinted it could invest in blockchain startups or initiatives through its innovation fund.

Corrupt Silk Road Agent Arrested in Alleged Attempt to Flee Country

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 01. 23:00

Corrupt Silk Road Agent Arrested in Alleged Attempt to Flee Country A former Secret Service agent who pled guilty to crimes committed while investigating Silk Road has been arrested again.

Bitcoin Can Offer Many Benefits to the UFC

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 01. 22:00

Bitcoin Can Offer Many Benefits to the UFC

Bitcoin is a very powerful digital currency, as it offers a lot of advantages to consumers and businesses all over the world. One of the major areas where the popular digital currency has seen a fair share of success so far is in sports betting and online gambling. Unlike traditional financial tools, Bitcoin offers a

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Japan’s Largest Bank Latest to Develop Own Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 01. 20:50

Japan’s Largest Bank Latest to Develop Own Digital Currency Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) has revealed it has developed its own digital currency nicknamed "MUFG coin".

BAFT Event Attendees See Future With Billions of Blockchains

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 01. 19:34

BAFT Event Attendees See Future With Billions of Blockchains A new survey shows bankers are increasingly bullish on blockchain tech, even as they profess to a lack of understanding of the subject matter.

Japanese Financial Giant Invests in Bitcoin Exchange Kraken

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 01. 19:06

Japanese Financial Giant Invests in Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Japanese venture capital firm SBI Investment is leading a "multi-million dollar" Series B funding round in bitcoin exchange Kraken.

Bitcoin’s Moment? DraftKings & FanDuel Lose Major Payout Provider

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 01. 18:00

Bitcoin’s Moment? DraftKings & FanDuel Lose Major Payout Provider

Cryptocurrency is a better choice for online betting on future events and sports. Popular fantasy sports betting platforms like DraftKings and FanDuel should consider Bitcoin’s lower transaction fees and quicker settlements, particularly after a major payout processor pulled its services, leaving these two companies high and dry. Also Read: BitFury Unveils Fastest Bitcoin Mining Chip Ever Created Betting Made Better with Bitcoin Online gambling grew

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JPMorgan Partners With Digital Asset for Blockchain Trial

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 01. 15:01

JPMorgan Partners With Digital Asset for Blockchain Trial JPMorgan has teamed up with Digital Asset on a trial blockchain initiative that aims to make the trading process more efficient and cost effective.

Why Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Just Getting Started

CoinDesk

2016. Feb. 01. 12:42

Why Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Just Getting Started The team from IDEO Futures looks at recent challenges facing bitcoin, and expresses its belief that bitcoin and blockchain still hold much promise.

Japan’s Largest Bank is Building Its Own Digital Coin

Bitcoin News

2016. Feb. 01. 11:35

Japan’s Largest Bank is Building Its Own Digital Coin

Japan’s largest bank – Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFJ) – has announced that it is working to create its own virtual currency similar to Bitcoin in an effort to reduce expenses and establish a robust backend accounting and settlement system. Also read: Mainstream Media Fails Again at Bitcoin According to unnamed bank officials, the virtual

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