Competition Pushes Blockchain Beyond Finance At Consensus 2016 Hackathon

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 30. 23:26

Competition Pushes Blockchain Beyond Finance At Consensus 2016 Hackathon The first day of the Consensus 2016 Hackathon saw over twenty blockchain entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and concepts to a wide array of developers.

Consensus 2016 Hackathon Pushes Blockchain Beyond Finance

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 30. 23:26

Consensus 2016 Hackathon Pushes Blockchain Beyond Finance The first day of the Consensus 2016 Hackathon saw over twenty blockchain entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and concepts to a wide array of developers.

Translucent Regulation: Fear and Loathing in a Blockchain World

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 30. 17:58

Translucent Regulation: Fear and Loathing in a Blockchain World How does bitcoin shape our perception of privacy in the digital age? Chainalysis co-founder Jonathan Levin explores.

Bitcoin's Messy Push for Innovation is Winning Over Payments Innovators

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 30. 17:39

Bitcoin's Messy Push for Innovation is Winning Over Payments Innovators Despite criticism of bitcoin's approach to payments innovation, its development process may have advantages over existing methods, observers argue.

Bitcoin's Messy Push for Innovation is Winning Over Payments Developers

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 30. 17:39

Bitcoin's Messy Push for Innovation is Winning Over Payments Developers Despite criticism of bitcoin's approach to payments innovation, its development process may have advantages over existing methods, observers argue.

Banking on Friendship: P2P Lending Credible Friends Platform Launches

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 30. 15:00

Banking on Friendship: P2P Lending Credible Friends Platform Launches

Today sees the launch of peer-to-peer Bitcoin lending platform Credible Friends, designed to spread Bitcoin awareness while enabling friends to borrow virtual currency – on terms decided by them. Also read: CEX.IO Announces Payment Card Withdrawals A Bank Among Friends The platform, which is the brainchild of developers Gavin Knight and Zach Doty, was launched with

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Bitfury Expands into a Full-Service Blockchain Operation

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 30. 12:06

Bitfury Expands into a Full-Service Blockchain Operation

The leading Bitcoin infrastructure provider Bitfury has just announced the firm is expanding into a full-service digital asset technology company. In a blog post written by CEO Valery Vavilov, the founder says he “deeply believes in the transformational power” of these emerging protocols. Vavilov states the business isn’t abandoning its mining sector but is merely

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10 Must-See Moments at Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 30. 00:07

10 Must-See Moments at Consensus 2016 Don't miss these must-see moments set to take place at next week's Consensus 2016 blockchain conference.

Bitcoin Price Ends Turbulent Week as Bull Run Fades

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 29. 22:15

Bitcoin Price Ends Turbulent Week as Bull Run Fades Bitcoin prices fluctuated significantly during the week ending 29th April, reaching a yearly high of $470 before falling below $440.

Deloitte Harnesses Facebook API to Put Warranties on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 29. 20:50

Deloitte Harnesses Facebook API to Put Warranties on Blockchain Deloitte has hacked together a product that uses Facebook Messenger to upload warranties to a blockchain and buy insurance after the purchase.

Deloitte Uses Facebook to Build Warranties on Bitcoin Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 29. 20:50

Deloitte Uses Facebook to Build Warranties on Bitcoin Blockchain Deloitte has hacked together a product that uses Facebook Messenger to upload warranties to a blockchain and buy insurance after the purchase.

Europe's Regulatory Blockchain Shift on Display at Private Parliament Event

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 29. 18:51

Europe's Regulatory Blockchain Shift on Display at Private Parliament Event Epiphyte co-founder and general counsel Gabrielle Patrick weighs in on the major factors that shaped a recent EU Parliament event on blockchain.

Elephant: An Ethereum-Based Platform That’s Ready for Mainsteam

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 29. 18:00

Elephant: An Ethereum-Based Platform That’s Ready for Mainsteam

A new crypto-project called Elephant (7elephant.org) plans on making the smart contracts platform Ethereum available to the masses. The intention of the project is to create an opportunity to run a business in a new way using the multifunctional platform. For close to six months the project’s developers have created a smart contract system, released its native tokens

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Elephant: An Ethereum-Based Platform That’s Ready for Mainstream

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 29. 18:00

Elephant: An Ethereum-Based Platform That’s Ready for Mainstream

A new crypto-project called Elephant (7elephant.org) plans on making the smart contracts platform Ethereum available to the masses. The intention of the project is to create an opportunity to run a business in a new way using the multifunctional platform. For close to six months the project’s developers have created a smart contract system, released its native tokens

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Blockchain Data Platform Tierion Raises $1 Million

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 29. 17:05

Blockchain Data Platform Tierion Raises $1 Million Blockchain data startup Tierion has raised $1m in seed funding from several of the industry’s leading venture capital firms.

Isle of Man Regulator Seeks Rule Change to Ease Bitcoin Gambling

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 29. 16:33

Isle of Man Regulator Seeks Rule Change to Ease Bitcoin Gambling The government of the Isle of Man is looking to plug a gap in its gambling regulatory structure as it relates to bitcoin and digital currencies.

New Japan Blockchain Association: We Have the Best Contacts

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 29. 15:00

New Japan Blockchain Association: We Have the Best Contacts

Japan now has two new industry groups to support digital currency and blockchain business in the country, following the launch of the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA). Also read: This ‘KYC Solution’ Will Link Ethereum Addresses to Identities JBA Replaces JADA Formed in mid-April, the JBA replaces the former Japan Association of Digital Asset (JADA), which has been active

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IBM Targets Government and Healthcare Sectors With Blockchain Cloud Upgrade

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 29. 14:00

IBM Targets Government and Healthcare Sectors With Blockchain Cloud Upgrade IBM has announced a new framework for securing blockchain systems running in its cloud services.

New DCG Advisor Larry Summers Wanted to ‘Kill the $100 Bill’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 29. 12:00

New DCG Advisor Larry Summers Wanted to ‘Kill the $100 Bill’

Bitcoin.com recently dropped a story about Western Union investing in Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group. Additionally, one of the new advisors announced to DCG was Lawrence H. Summers who’s widely known for being the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton. Summers who also worked with the Obama administration has some interesting theories concerning economics. Last February

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Vitalik Buterin Pitches Hyperledger Project on Ethereum Integration

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 29. 00:17

Vitalik Buterin Pitches Hyperledger Project on Ethereum Integration Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin addressed the Hyperledger blockchain project technical steering committee earlier today.

Central Banks’ Fedspeak ‘Reflects’ Bitcoin Disruption Fears

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 29. 00:00

Central Banks’ Fedspeak ‘Reflects’ Bitcoin Disruption Fears

As central banks are increasingly snubbing Bitcoin, they’re cautiously studying the “disruptive potential” of its underlying technology or what the ECB now refers to as DLT. European Central Bank Executive Board Member, Yves Mersch, acknowledged this much in a recent speech, advising the Eurosystem members to reflect on the “wider implications” of its adoption.  Also read: ‘Internet of the

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This ‘KYC Solution’ Will Link Ethereum Addresses to Identitites

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 28. 21:00

This ‘KYC Solution’ Will Link Ethereum Addresses to Identitites

KYC regulations seem to be a pain in the rear for most enterprises interested in exploring the blockchain sector. But there is a potential solution on the horizon in the form of Oraclize, which is working on a way to link real-life identities to Ethereum wallet addresses. Also read: IONOMY.COM Launches Initial Coin Offering For New

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This ‘KYC Solution’ Will Link Ethereum Addresses to Identities

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 28. 21:00

This ‘KYC Solution’ Will Link Ethereum Addresses to Identities

KYC regulations seem to be a pain in the rear for most enterprises interested in exploring the blockchain sector. But there is a potential solution on the horizon in the form of Oraclize, which is working on a way to link real-life identities to Ethereum wallet addresses. Also read: DAO.LINK Bridges Gap Between Business & Blockchain

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Thomson Reuters Exec Believes There Will Be 'Thousands' of Blockchain Uses

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 28. 20:46

Thomson Reuters Exec Believes There Will Be 'Thousands' of Blockchain Uses Scott Manuel, vice president and head of product management for Thomson Reuters, discusses his firm's developing blockchain strategy.

Stock Transfer Firm, Blockchain Startup Partner to Build Securities Registry

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 28. 19:45

Stock Transfer Firm, Blockchain Startup Partner to Build Securities Registry Australian stock transfer company Computershare is working with a UK-based blockchain startup to create securities registries using the technology.

Western Union Invests In Barry Silbert’s DCG

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 28. 19:33

Western Union Invests In Barry Silbert’s DCG

The Digital Currency Group (DCG) has just announced via its blog that it has added new investors, board members and advisors to the firm. Written by CEO Barry Silbert the DCG founder says over the past six months the business has grown quite a bit. One of the investors added to the company’s partnerships include

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DAO.LINK Bridges Gap Between Business & Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 28. 18:00

DAO.LINK Bridges Gap Between Business & Blockchain

Despite best efforts from various startups, there is still a gap between blockchain and companies staying true to their physical presence. DAO.LINK, a new initiative by the Slock.it team, aims to bridge this gap in the coming years. Also read: ECB Reveals Plans for Blockchain E-Governance DAO.LINK Can Be a Powerful Ally Most companies who have

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UK Government Awards £248k for Ethereum Prototype

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 28. 16:47

UK Government Awards £248k for Ethereum Prototype The UK government has awarded £248k to a startup that is building a cross-border payments tool using Ethereum.

Coinbase Now Lets US Users Buy Bitcoin Instantly

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 28. 15:00

Coinbase Now Lets US Users Buy Bitcoin Instantly

Popular Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has listened to customer demand and is finally letting users buy Bitcoin instantly with their debit cards in the US.  Also read: Gem Health Unveils Medical Management Blockchain Platform Coinbase & Debit Card Purchases Consumers all over the world who have a keen interest in Bitcoin want to buy it in a more

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Russia's Sole Central Securities Depository Trials Blockchain Voting

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 28. 15:00

Russia's Sole Central Securities Depository Trials Blockchain Voting Russia’s sole central securities depository has announced it has tested a blockchain-based voting system.

IONOMY.COM Launches Initial Coin Offering For New Mobile Gaming Digital Currency “ION”

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 28. 14:00

IONOMY.COM Launches Initial Coin Offering For New Mobile Gaming Digital Currency “ION”

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! Startup ionomy.com releases new coin designed around rewarding mobile gamers and bringing new users into the crypto space. SINGAPORE – ionomy (www.ionomy.com), a gaming and blockchain cryptocurrency startup, on April 4, 2016, announced its new gaming, investment, and digital currency platform, ionomy.com. With a revolutionary digital

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Russian Central Bank: ‘Distributed Ledgers Are Not Blockchains’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 28. 13:00

Russian Central Bank: ‘Distributed Ledgers Are Not Blockchains’

Trying to make sense of how Russia feels about Bitcoin and blockchain has become increasingly difficult as of late. Now, the Russian Central Bank strongly feels blockchain and distributed ledgers are not the same thing. Also read: SWIFT’s $81m Hack: Customers Should ‘Do Utmost’ to Avoid More Attacks Russian Central Bank & Distributed Ledgers It is

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CEX.IO Announces Payment Card Withdrawals

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 28. 12:00

CEX.IO Announces Payment Card Withdrawals

Bitcoin exchange CEX.IO has announced the launch of its new payment card withdrawal service. This new feature will allow CEX users to withdraw fiat from their exchange accounts to payment cards, in theory allowing them to skip the bank transfer process when making withdrawals. Also read: Bitstamp Moves to Luxembourg, Becomes First Nationally-Licensed Exchange CEX Adds

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Bitcoin Retreats Below $440 as Price Support Weakens

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 28. 04:10

Bitcoin Retreats Below $440 as Price Support Weakens Bitcoin prices dropped below $450 late yesterday and then continued to fall below $440 as of press time.

Gaming Platform Steam Now Accepting Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 27. 22:19

Gaming Platform Steam Now Accepting Bitcoin Confirming a long-rumored move, gaming and digital media platform Steam is now accepting bitcoin payments through processing service BitPay.

Gem Health Unveils Medical Management Blockchain Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 27. 22:00

Gem Health Unveils Medical Management Blockchain Platform

Blockchain enterprise provider Gem is constructing a distributed network for global healthcare. The firm announced the project with the launch of its initiative Gem Health, which uses a digital ledger protocol to optimize medical data management. Also read: The Need to End Bitcoin Discrimination Gem Health: Medical Management on the Blockchain Gem Health’s mission is to

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BitFlyer Online Store Adds Bitcoin Use-Case in Japan

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 27. 21:00

BitFlyer Online Store Adds Bitcoin Use-Case in Japan

Bitcoin is starting to gain a lot of attention in Japan as of late. Bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has recently opened up their online shop, letting users buy a variety of physical and digital goods with cryptocurrency. Also read: Wall St. Veteran Tone Vays: 90% of Blockchain Companies are ‘Meaningless’ Shop with Bitcoin at bitFlyer Although

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Microsoft Japan Among 34 Tech Firms to Launch Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 27. 20:24

Microsoft Japan Among 34 Tech Firms to Launch Blockchain Consortium A group of 34 companies from around the world has launched Japan’s first blockchain trade association.

UK Government Could Track Student Loans and Grants with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 27. 18:20

UK Government Could Track Student Loans and Grants with Blockchain The UK government is looking at the use of blockchains to track student loans and public grants.

Blockchain-Powered Stem Raises 4.5 Million to Disrupt Music Industry

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 27. 18:00

Blockchain-Powered Stem Raises 4.5 Million to Disrupt Music Industry

Stem a new startup tapping the power of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency is creating an application that aims to provide content creators a “fair share of earnings and information in a clear and timely manner.” The company has just raised $4.5 million USD in funding led by investment firms such as Upfront Ventures, and well-known music

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ECB Reveals Plans for Blockchain E-Governance

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 27. 15:00

ECB Reveals Plans for Blockchain E-Governance

A new report by the ECB details the use cases of distributed ledger technology across various industries. One topic of particular interest is the impact this will have on the governmental and e-identity sector as the blockchain may facilitate necessary changes to KYC and AML requirements. Also read: Picking Up the Pieces: Erik Voorhees Speaks

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Infosys Subsidiary Launches Blockchain Platform for Banks

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 27. 14:03

Infosys Subsidiary Launches Blockchain Platform for Banks Infosys has become the latest IT services giant to announce the introduction of a blockchain offering through its EdgeVerve Systems subsidiary.

Mycelium Wallet to Sell Shares and Release ‘Radical Upgrade’ This Year

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 27. 12:00

Mycelium Wallet to Sell Shares and Release ‘Radical Upgrade’ This Year

Mycelium, the mobile Bitcoin wallet favored by power users and local traders, will be running a crowdsale for the public to buy shares in the wallet and hopefully profit from future development. Also read: Flip P2P Lease Marketplace Uses Tierion Blockchain Solution The crowdsale announcement coincided with another detailing a “radical upgrade” to the wallet

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The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 27. 06:02

The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity Blockstream identity practice specialist Christopher Allen discusses how he believes identities should be managed and stored online.

The Price of Bitcoin is Now Double What it Was One Year Ago

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 27. 04:10

The Price of Bitcoin is Now Double What it Was One Year Ago Global bitcoin prices were more than double their total last year, reaching $470 on the CoinDesk BPI today.

Lost $136,000 in Bitcoin? This Mining Pool is Looking for You

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 27. 03:00

Lost $136,000 in Bitcoin? This Mining Pool is Looking for You A transaction with a fee worth $136,700 was processed on the bitcoin network today, sparking speculation.

How Barclays Used R3's Tech to Build a Smart Contracts Prototype

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 26. 22:27

How Barclays Used R3's Tech to Build a Smart Contracts Prototype CoinDesk goes inside Barclays' latest distributed ledger trial, showcasing how it is digitizing smart contract templates on R3's new ledger Corda.

SWIFT’s $81m Hack: Customers Should ‘Do Utmost’ to Avoid More Attacks

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 26. 22:00

SWIFT’s $81m Hack: Customers Should ‘Do Utmost’ to Avoid More Attacks

Following disclosure of $81 million being stolen from its customers, payment transfer network SWIFT has not ruled out the possibility of losing even more money. Also read: Wall St. Veteran Tone Vays: 90% of Blockchain Companies are ‘Meaningless’ A SWIFT Hack SWIFT, a network which banks use to arrange and authorize payments between them, is currently

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Vote Moves Europe Closer to AML Policy for Digital Currency Exchanges

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 26. 20:01

Vote Moves Europe Closer to AML Policy for Digital Currency Exchanges A committee of the European Parliament voted almost unanimously to adopt a report on virtual currencies, moving towards a new AML policy.

Flip P2P Lease Marketplace Uses Tierion Blockchain Solution

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 26. 19:00

Flip P2P Lease Marketplace Uses Tierion Blockchain Solution

The blockchain has been attracting a lot of attention from startups and established businesses throughout the years. Flip, a peer-to-peer leasing marketplace, is now exploring the boundaries of this technology as well. Also read: Kinguin Now Lets Merchants Withdraw Earnings in Bitcoin Flip P2P Marketplace for Leases It has to be said — the Flip marketplace

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Brave’s Bitcoin Browser ‘Full Steam Ahead’ Despite Publisher Uproar

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 26. 17:45

Brave’s Bitcoin Browser ‘Full Steam Ahead’ Despite Publisher Uproar A cease-and-desist letter hasn't stopped Brave Software from releasing ad-replacing tech or altering its bitcoin plans.

‘Internet of the People’ Platform Fermat Exits ‘Stealth Mode’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 26. 16:00

‘Internet of the People’ Platform Fermat Exits ‘Stealth Mode’

A global blockchain project that has been developed for two years in “stealth mode” called Fermat is publishing its white paper today introducing a true peer-to-peer internet and an online economy free from middlemen. The mobile application is currently in alpha testing and project says it has gained attention from “industry heavyweights.”      Also read: Vaultoro

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Gem Partners With Philips for Blockchain Healthcare Initiative

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 26. 15:36

Gem Partners With Philips for Blockchain Healthcare Initiative Gem has launched an initiative aimed at promoting exploration of blockchain in the healthcare sector.

Wall St. Veteran Tone Vays: 90% of Blockchain Companies are ‘Meaningless’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 26. 12:00

Wall St. Veteran Tone Vays: 90% of Blockchain Companies are ‘Meaningless’

Bitcoin.com spoke with Wall Street veteran and author of the LibertyLifeTrail blog, Tone Vays, on the recent Panama Papers leak, using Bitcoin as a safe haven, and why he believes 90% of blockchain companies right now are “meaningless.” Also read: The Need to End Bitcoin Discrimination Tone Vays: Keep Your Private Key ‘Private’ With 10-years experience on Wall Street in the field of

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Bitstamp Could Face 'Bumpy' Road in Europe Despite New License

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 26. 00:00

Bitstamp Could Face 'Bumpy' Road in Europe Despite New License Market observers weigh in on the news bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has secured what could be a key licensing in Luxembourg.

Why Your Business Needs a Blockchain Czar

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 25. 23:17

Why Your Business Needs a Blockchain Czar William Mougayar is a Toronto-based entrepreneur, investor and advisor to Consensus 2016, CoinDesk's flagship conference. He is also the author of the upcoming book, The Business Blockchain. In this opinion piece, Mougayar discusses the common ways that enterprise businesses are seeking to establish and roll out blockchain strategies as part of their innovation initiatives.  Despite […]

UK Treasury Won't Seek AML Rules for Bitcoin Wallet Providers

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 25. 21:45

UK Treasury Won't Seek AML Rules for Bitcoin Wallet Providers The UK Treasury has said in a new report that it won’t impose AML rules on digital currency wallet providers in a bid to avoid regulatory burdens.

Kinguin Now Lets Merchants Withdraw Earnings in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 25. 21:00

Kinguin Now Lets Merchants Withdraw Earnings in Bitcoin

The worlds of video gaming and Bitcoin intersect once again as popular video game marketplace Kinguin announced their new merchant payment solution. While the platform has been accepting Bitcoin payments for quite some time now, merchants can now withdraw earnings in BTC as well. Also read: Bitstamp Moves to Luxembourg, Becomes First Nationally-Licensed Exchange Kinguin

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Bitcoin Hits Four-Month High in Push Past $460

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 25. 20:26

Bitcoin Hits Four-Month High in Push Past $460 Bitcoin prices passed $460 on 25th April, reaching their highest total in four months as the digital currency built on past gains.

SBI Leads Japanese Bitcoin Exchange’s $27 Million Series C

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 25. 19:46

SBI Leads Japanese Bitcoin Exchange’s $27 Million Series C Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has raised $27 million in new funding, one of the largest rounds for a Japanese digital currency firm to date.

DARPA Seeks Blockchain Messaging System for Battlefield Use

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 25. 18:50

DARPA Seeks Blockchain Messaging System for Battlefield Use A major US defense agency devoted to advanced R&D is seeking to create a secure-blockchain-based messaging system.

Brazil’s Bank Itaú Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 25. 18:09

Brazil’s Bank Itaú Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium Itaú Unibanco has become the first Latin America-based bank to join blockchain and distributed ledger consortium R3CEV.

Blockchain-Based HEAL Bonds Help Fund HIV Research

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 25. 18:00

Blockchain-Based HEAL Bonds Help Fund HIV Research

A London-based fintech firm called Finclusion, with the help of UBS donating its  blockchain code, has created a platform called the HEAL Alliance. The team behind the HEAL project wants to help eradicate HIV by distributing social impact bonds backed by a digital ledger that goes towards the research for a cure. Also read: The New Economy,

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Picking Up the Pieces: Erik Voorhees Speaks on ShapeShift Hack

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 25. 15:00

Picking Up the Pieces: Erik Voorhees Speaks on ShapeShift Hack

Recently, popular cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift was hacked twice. The first time, an employee was behind the theft. Then, the employee, “Bob,” sold information to a second hacker, who stole from ShapeShift again. After publishing a play-by-play article on Bitcoin.com, CEO Erik Voorhees sat down with us to talk about what his company is doing in

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ECB Paper: Distributed Ledgers Likely to Bring 'Gradual' Change

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 25. 14:40

ECB Paper: Distributed Ledgers Likely to Bring 'Gradual' Change The European Central Bank has published a working paper on blockchain tech, examining its potential role in securities markets.

Bitstamp Moves to Luxembourg, Becomes First Nationally-Licensed Exchange

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 25. 13:00

Bitstamp Moves to Luxembourg, Becomes First Nationally-Licensed Exchange

LUXEMBOURG (April 25th, 2016) — ­Today, Bitstamp, one of the longest-­standing bitcoin exchanges and the leading Europe­an bitcoin exchange, announced that it has relocated to Luxembourg following approval for a national license as a fully regulated Payment Institution. The license has been signed by Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna. With the license slated to go

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Gavin Andresen Resumes Work on Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 25. 12:00

Gavin Andresen Resumes Work on Bitcoin Core

Gavin Andresen recently added some new commits to Bitcoin Core on GitHub, thus continuing with his work on the original Bitcoin protocol. This work may raise some eyebrows, considering Core is a direct competitor with Bitcoin Classic on scalability, of which Andresen happens be to a lead developer. Also read: The Need to End Bitcoin Discrimination 

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Brave’s Bitcoin Browser ‘Full Steam Ahead’ Despite Publisher Uproar

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 24. 23:16

Brave’s Bitcoin Browser ‘Full Steam Ahead’ Despite Publisher Uproar A cease-and-desist letter hasn't stopped Brave Software from releasing ad-replacing tech or altering its bitcoin plans.

Why US FinTech is a Joke

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 24. 18:59

Why US FinTech is a Joke In this opinion piece, Freemit CEO John Biggs takes aim at what he argues are out-of-touch big banks and timid FinTech investors.

The Need to End Bitcoin Discrimination

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 24. 18:00

The Need to End Bitcoin Discrimination

Bitcoin discrimination is still prevalent. This was recently demonstrated by payment processor 2Checkout.com, which denied Bitcoin.com a credit card merchant account for a new online store due to associations with Bitcoin, or what the company calls “prohibited products.” Also read: Crackle Previews Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Startup’ TV Series Discrimination Against ‘Prohibited Products’ On April 21, Bitcoin.com’s store was denied via email by 2Checkout.com

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The Four Types of Bitcoin Users

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 24. 17:50

The Four Types of Bitcoin Users This opinion piece explores the range of bitcoin users and how their opinions on how the technology should develop is impacting network progress.

World’s First Peer-to-Peer, #Blockchain Energy Transaction

bitcoinful

2016. Apr. 24. 13:44

World’s First Peer-to-Peer, #Blockchain Energy Transaction

World’s First Peer-to-Peer, #Blockchain Energy Transaction

Bitsquare Beta Release: The Dawn of DAO Bitcoin Exchanges?

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 24. 12:00

Bitsquare Beta Release: The Dawn of DAO Bitcoin Exchanges?

The decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Bitsquare (Bitsquare.io) has released its beta preview via Github on April 22. The official beta release will be launched during the Fab Lab in Barcelona on April 27 after three months of “extensive testing.” Founder of the exchange Manfred Karrer believes the platform is “ripe for a wider audience.” Also read: ETF Queen

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How the Blockchain Can Unshackle the World

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 23. 16:20

How the Blockchain Can Unshackle the World Having trouble understanding the big picture for blockchain tech? VC Jalak Jobanputra expands on her thesis for the tech in this opinion piece.

How Blockchain Could Enable a True P2P Insurance Model

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 23. 15:30

How Blockchain Could Enable a True P2P Insurance Model In this opinion piece, blockchain consultant Olivier Rikken discusses how blockchain could be the key to new insurance business models.

Why Blockchain Could Enable a True P2P Insurance Model

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 23. 15:30

Why Blockchain Could Enable a True P2P Insurance Model In this opinion piece, blockchain consultant Olivier Rikken discusses how blockchain could be the key to new insurance business models.

Vaultoro Seeks Additional Funding to Tackle Euro Market

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 23. 15:00

Vaultoro Seeks Additional Funding to Tackle Euro Market

Vaultoro, one of the world’s leading trading platforms for Bitcoin and gold, is raising additional funds to expand their services in the coming months. Additional team members will be recruited, and a new order book will be made available if this round of funding is successful. Also read: Gaming Platform Steam to Introduce Bitcoin Payments

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Bitcoin’s Price Is Looking Bullish

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 23. 12:00

Bitcoin’s Price Is Looking Bullish

The price of Bitcoin has been climbing upwards for the past couple of days showing a bullish pattern as it reached $450 USD on most major exchanges April 21. The value has remained at this level since then and looks like it may bullishly break out again. Also read: Bitcoinec Launches Bitcoin Relief Fund for Equador

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Bitcoin Price Breaks $450 as Global Markets Turn Positive

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 23. 00:00

Bitcoin Price Breaks $450 as Global Markets Turn Positive The price of bitcoin broke past $450 this week, as markets rallied in response to perceived progress surrounding the network's block capacity dilemma.

Ethcore Raises $750,000 to Help Ethereum Go Enterprise

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 22:25

Ethcore Raises $750,000 to Help Ethereum Go Enterprise An Ethereum startup founded by one of the blockchain project’s founders has raised $750,000.

SWIFT Attracts Jeers and Praise for Distributed Ledger Embrace

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 21:02

SWIFT Attracts Jeers and Praise for Distributed Ledger Embrace Blockchain industry leaders weigh in on the latest news that payments service SWIFT is building a distributed ledger platform.

European Parliament Member: Everyone Should 'Get Some Bitcoins'

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 19:28

European Parliament Member: Everyone Should 'Get Some Bitcoins' European Parliament member Antanas Guoga called blockchain a "perfect technology" when advocating for a new virtual currency task force.

Republic of Georgia to Develop Blockchain Land Registry With Bitcoin Firm

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 17:44

Republic of Georgia to Develop Blockchain Land Registry With Bitcoin Firm Bitcoin mining company BitFury has inked a deal with the Georgian government to develop a system for registering land titles using the blockchain.

Republic of Georgia to Develop Blockchain Land Registry

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 17:44

Republic of Georgia to Develop Blockchain Land Registry Bitcoin mining company BitFury has inked a deal with the Georgian government to develop a system for registering land titles using the blockchain.

Payments Firm CGI Latest to Add Ripple Tech to Product Line

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 17:15

Payments Firm CGI Latest to Add Ripple Tech to Product Line CGI Group has become the latest firm to integrate distributed ledgers into an existing payments product.

Ex-JPMorgan Trader Argues $440 Bitcoin Price is Too Low

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 15:01

Ex-JPMorgan Trader Argues $440 Bitcoin Price is Too Low The price of one bitcoin is too low, even at the current price of $450 according to this former JP Morgan trader.

Ex-JPMorgan Trader Explains Why $440 Bitcoin Price is Too Low

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 15:01

Ex-JPMorgan Trader Explains Why $440 Bitcoin Price is Too Low The price of one bitcoin is too low, even at the current price of $440, according to this former JP Morgan trader.

Gaming Platform Steam to Introduce Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 22. 15:00

Gaming Platform Steam to Introduce Bitcoin Payments

Online gaming distributor Steam is planning to accept bitcoin for all purchases, according to a message posted to its Steamworks Development group. Also read: Crackle Previews Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Startup’ TV Series Bitcoin Support Coming Soon The post, dated April 21, does not list a specific date to start accepting bitcoin, but said parent company Valve Corporation

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CoinDesk Releases 'Trade Finance and Supply Chains' Report

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 13:00

CoinDesk Releases 'Trade Finance and Supply Chains' Report CoinDesk Research’s latest ‘Trade Finance and Supply Chains’ report is now available for purchase.

Crackle Previews Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Startup’ TV Series

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 22. 12:00

Crackle Previews Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Startup’ TV Series

Crackle has announced a new original tv show based on GenCoin, which would mirror how Bitcoin works. Whether “Startup” as the show is called will be a success remains to be seen, but is it good news for Bitcoin? Also read: Digital Asset Holdings Creates a ‘Smart Contract Alternative’ Startup, GenCoin & Bitcoin Implications A tv show that

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Morgan Stanley Report Issues Predictions for Blockchain in 2025

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 22. 01:47

Morgan Stanley Report Issues Predictions for Blockchain in 2025 Morgan Stanley has issued its predictions for how the blockchain industry could evolve over the next decade.

Why Regulation is Pushing Bank of Ireland Toward Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 21. 22:27

Why Regulation is Pushing Bank of Ireland Toward Blockchain Stephen Moran, innovation manager for the Bank of Ireland, discusses the bank's recent work with blockchain technology.

Bitcoin Price Passes $448 to Hit Two-Month High

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 21. 20:37

Bitcoin Price Passes $448 to Hit Two-Month High The price of bitcoin passed $448 for the first time in two months today on the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).

MIT Responds to Bitcoin Developer Concerns Over 'ChainAnchor'

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 21. 20:11

MIT Responds to Bitcoin Developer Concerns Over 'ChainAnchor' A blockchain project being developed by MIT researchers gained new attention this week following criticism of its alleged design elements.

The 2016 Bitcoin Survey Supports 11 Different Languages

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 21. 20:00

The 2016 Bitcoin Survey Supports 11 Different Languages

One of the main questions people often wonder about is who is using Bitcoin these days. The 2016 Bitcoin Survey by the Bitcoins in Ireland team will bring us one step closer to find out the answer as a total of eleven different languages are now supported. Also read: Bitcoinec Launches Bitcoin Relief Fund for

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Intel is Conducting Experiments on How to Massively Scale Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 21. 17:52

Intel is Conducting Experiments on How to Massively Scale Blockchain Tech Intel is looking to trusted execution environments on its hardware chips to enhance security and privacy for blockchain users.

Intel Conducting Experiments to Massively Scale Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 21. 17:52

Intel Conducting Experiments to Massively Scale Blockchain Intel is looking to trusted execution environments on its hardware chips to enhance security and privacy for blockchain users.

MIT ChainAnchor - Bribing Miners to Regulate Bitcoin

Bitbargain.com

2016. Apr. 21. 17:18

MIT ChainAnchor - Bribing Miners to Regulate Bitcoin MIT ChainAnchor - Bribing Miners to Regulate Bitcoin:

Be aware.

If ChainAnchor is fully successful to use Bitcoin at all you would be required to first register your real world identity. Your transactions would be linked to that identity in a way that that a court order, or even a hacker, could uncover full details on every Bitcoin transaction you make - your entire financial history, and for that matter, the full financial history of all Bitcoin users.

CoinDesk Releases Full Agenda for Consensus 2016 Blockchain Conference

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 21. 16:00

CoinDesk Releases Full Agenda for Consensus 2016 Blockchain Conference CoinDesk announces the final agenda for Consensus 2016, the blockchain industry’s leading conference, to be held from May 2-4 in New York City.

CryptXXX Crypto-Ransomware Steals Bitcoins From Affected Users

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 21. 16:00

CryptXXX Crypto-Ransomware Steals Bitcoins From Affected Users

Bitcoin ransomware is one of the biggest threats individuals, and enterprises are facing today. CryptXXX has the potential to become one of the most dangerous versions of this malware to date. Also read: ETF Queen Moriarty Takes on SEC for Bitcoin Reveton Developers Return with CryptXXX Bitcoin users who have been keeping an eye on

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For Blockchain VCs, the Time for Ethereum Investments Has Come

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 21. 15:19

For Blockchain VCs, the Time for Ethereum Investments Has Come Weeks after the launch of the first "production version" of Ethereum, blockchain investors are taking a deeper look at the ecosystem's startups.

Digital Asset Holdings Creates a ‘Smart Contract Alternative’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 21. 12:00

Digital Asset Holdings Creates a ‘Smart Contract Alternative’

Digital Asset Holdings announced its recent acquisition of the technology firm Elevence, a company which has created a language that executes a different kind of contract protocol. The Elevence team is made up of computer scientists and financial experts whose technology “compliments” Digital Asset’s existing software. Also read: Bitcoinec Launches Bitcoin Relief Fund for Equador Earthquake Victims

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Bitcoin Price Boosted by Segregated Witness Release

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 21. 12:00

Bitcoin Price Boosted by Segregated Witness Release

Bitcoin Core developer Pieter Wuille has released Segregated Witness causing quite a stir in the industry. Segregated witness is the first step in allowing Bitcoin to scale by fitting more transactions in the current 1MB block size limit. It brings added benefits by removing the part of each Bitcoin transaction carrying the digital signature, instead putting them

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ETF Queen Moriarty Takes on SEC for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 21. 00:00

ETF Queen Moriarty Takes on SEC for Bitcoin

Co-launcher of one of the world’s first ETF fund Kathleen Moriarty is now lobbying US regulators for a Bitcoin equivalent. Also read: ‘Blockchain Hype Will Translate to Higher Bitcoin Prices,’ Says XBT Provider ‘Optimistic’ Moriarty, as a lawyer known for circumventing legislation to bring innovative “exotic” products to market, intends to “convince” regulators of a

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Trailer for Unreleased TV Drama Highlights Digital Currency’s Seedier Side

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 23:16

Trailer for Unreleased TV Drama Highlights Digital Currency’s Seedier Side Digital currency may be set to play a prominent role in a TV drama called “StartUp”, set to debut on streaming service Crackle this fall.

Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Operators Plead Guilty in Louisiana

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 21:31

Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Operators Plead Guilty in Louisiana A Louisiana man and his son have plead guilty to running an unlicensed bitcoin exchange, the US Department of Justice said today.

SWIFT is Now Developing a Distributed Ledger Platform

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 21:16

SWIFT is Now Developing a Distributed Ledger Platform International payments network SWIFT is looking to build its own distributed ledger platform, a new report reveals.

Digital Asset Holdings Acqui-Hires Smart Contract Startup

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 20:34

Digital Asset Holdings Acqui-Hires Smart Contract Startup Digital Asset Holdings has acquired Swiss FinTech startup Elevence to build out a system of smart contracts designed to preserve privacy.

Tim Draper’s 2018 Bitcoin Price Prediction Still Unlikely Two Years Later

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 20. 20:00

Tim Draper’s 2018 Bitcoin Price Prediction Still Unlikely Two Years Later

In 2014, one of the more infamous Bitcoin VC’s, Tim Draper, predicted that the price per Bitcoin will hit $10,000 USD by 2018. We decided to revisit this prediction to see if it looks any more realistic two years in.  Also read: Antonopoulos: ‘All’ Bitcoin Scaling Solutions Should be Adopted Tim Draper Sees a Grand Future for Bitcoin Throughout

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CoinDesk Releases 'Trade Finance and Supply Chains' Report

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 18:18

CoinDesk Releases 'Trade Finance and Supply Chains' Report CoinDesk Research’s latest ‘Trade Finance and Supply Chains’ report is now available for purchase.

Payments Firm Qiwi Wants to Launch Russia's R3CEV

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 17:08

Payments Firm Qiwi Wants to Launch Russia's R3CEV Russian payments provider Qiwi has revealed it wants to launch a domestic blockchain consortium.

Looting of the Fox: The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift

Bitbargain.com

2016. Apr. 20. 17:04

Looting of the Fox: The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift Looting of the Fox: The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift

Fidor Bank Veteran Joins Kraken as Senior Legal Counsel

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 16:45

Fidor Bank Veteran Joins Kraken as Senior Legal Counsel Kraken has hired Edward Stadum from Fidor Bank to help oversee the complicated legal work related to running a global digital currency exchange.

Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Bitcoin’ to Unabridged Dictionary

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 20. 15:32

Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Bitcoin’ to Unabridged Dictionary

Proof of Bitcoin’s entry into public consciousness has come in form of the term being added to the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary. Also read: Bitcoinec Launches Bitcoin Relief Fund for Equador Earthquake Victims Better Late Than Never The US publisher announced the move today as part of an update of around 2,000 items to be added

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Bitcoin Lending Platform BitConnect.co Releases Innovative ‘My Page’ Feature

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 20. 15:18

Bitcoin Lending Platform BitConnect.co Releases Innovative ‘My Page’ Feature

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! San Francisco- April 20, 2016 – In a digital currency world that is built upon the concept of decentralization, the greater Bitcoin community can seem fractured and remote to even seasoned Bitcoin veterans. Bringing together like-minded Bitcoin users from around the world can be a matter of luck instead

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Insurance Giant John Hancock Begins Blockchain Tech Tests

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 15:02

Insurance Giant John Hancock Begins Blockchain Tech Tests Insurance provider John Hancock has begun work on proofs-of-concept using blockchain in partnership with ConsenSys Enterprise and BlockApps.

Bitcoinec Launches Bitcoin Relief Fund for Equador Earthquake Victims

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 20. 15:00

Bitcoinec Launches Bitcoin Relief Fund for Equador Earthquake Victims

Disaster can strike us all at any given moment, and the folks living on the coast of Ecuador has been on the receiving end of a massive earthquake. Bitcoinec is raising Bitcoin donations to help the victims and their families. Also read: Teambrella to Make P2P Insurance Trustless with Bitcoin Bitcoinec Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund

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Russia’s Investigation Chief Wants to Criminalize Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 20. 12:00

Russia’s Investigation Chief Wants to Criminalize Bitcoin

The Russian Head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, has an issue with the information age. In fact, the Investigation Chief would like the ways of the Old Soviet Union to take hold of his country again. Bastrykin also has a problem with cryptocurrencies and would criminalize the use of the virtual money if he had his

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Bitstamp Close to Securing European License for Bitcoin Exchange

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 20. 01:15

Bitstamp Close to Securing European License for Bitcoin Exchange One of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges is reportedly close to an announcement with the Luxembourg government.

How MIT is Using Ripple to Push Blockchain Research Beyond Theory

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 19. 23:06

How MIT is Using Ripple to Push Blockchain Research Beyond Theory MIT has moved its blockchain research from the theoretical to the real world with a project announced earlier this week with Ripple.

Teambrella to Make P2P Insurance Trustless with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 19. 22:00

Teambrella to Make P2P Insurance Trustless with Bitcoin

Various aspects of the financial sector need to be made more transparent. Teambrella aims to become a peer-to-peer insurance service utilizing Bitcoin and blockchain technology, giving users full control over all aspects of finance. Also read: Trump Gets Stumped by Bitcoin Billboards Teambrella Combines Insurance & Transparency Anyone who has ever dealt with an insurance company

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IBM Joins Consensus 2016 As Exclusive Four Block Sponsor

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 19. 21:30

IBM Joins Consensus 2016 As Exclusive Four Block Sponsor IBM is officially joining Consensus 2016 as the conference’s exclusive Four Block sponsor.

Once-Hyped UK Digital Currency Hullcoin Hijacked By Chinese Scammers

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 19. 20:48

Once-Hyped UK Digital Currency Hullcoin Hijacked By Chinese Scammers A group of Chinese investors has reportedly been defrauded after being pitched on a cryptocurrency launched in 2014 by a local UK government body.

French Central Bank Urges More Research On Blockchain Impact

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 19. 18:45

French Central Bank Urges More Research On Blockchain Impact The French central bank has called for more investigation into distributed ledger applications as the technology catches wind in the finance world.

IBM Joins Consensus 2016 As Exclusive Four Block Sponsor

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 19. 18:05

IBM Joins Consensus 2016 As Exclusive Four Block Sponsor IBM is officially joining Consensus 2016 as the conference’s exclusive Four Block sponsor.

Venezuelan Psychologist Relies On Skype Sessions & Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 19. 18:00

Venezuelan Psychologist Relies On Skype Sessions & Bitcoin

Bitcoin enables people and enterprises all over the world to achieve some amazing things. One psychologist in Venezuela has been conducting sessions through Skype and accepts Bitcoin payments for services rendered. Also read: Looting of the Fox: The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift The Venezuelan Bitcoin-minded Psychologist It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs and enterprises

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Why the #Bitcoin #Blockchain Is the Biggest Thing Since the...

bitcoinful

2016. Apr. 19. 17:48

Why the #Bitcoin #Blockchain Is the Biggest Thing Since the...

Why the #Bitcoin #Blockchain Is the Biggest Thing Since the #Internet - @nasdaq.com

Deutsche Bank Seeks Real-World Impact With Blockchain Strategy

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 19. 16:59

Deutsche Bank Seeks Real-World Impact With Blockchain Strategy Deutsche Bank's Ed Budd talks about the investment bank's blockchain strategy and how it is pursuing trials that explore its real-world use.

Understand the #Blockchain in 2 Minutes

bitcoinful

2016. Apr. 19. 16:50

Understand the #Blockchain in 2 Minutes

Understand the #Blockchain in 2 Minutes

Antonopoulos: ‘All’ Bitcoin Scaling Solutions Should be Adopted

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 19. 15:00

Antonopoulos: ‘All’ Bitcoin Scaling Solutions Should be Adopted

Continuing the coverage of Andreas Antonopoulos’ recent chock-full-o-quotes speech at Barcelona’s FabLab, the Bitcoin visionary explained that not only is he “very confident” about scaling the cryptocurrency, but that “all” of the proposed solutions should be adopted by the community.  Also read: Why Decentralized Conglomerates Will Scale Better than Bitcoin Which Scaling Solutions Should We Use? ‘All

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Looting of the Fox: The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 19. 08:15

Looting of the Fox: The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift

Bitcoin, as any system of man, exhibits together both the highest ideals of utopia, and the lowest residual trash of society. [Note: some names & sensitive details have been changed] This is the story of how ShapeShift, a leading blockchain asset exchange platform, was betrayed. Not once, not twice, but three times in less than

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Korean Securities Broker Inks Deal with Local Bitcoin Exchange

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 18. 22:29

Korean Securities Broker Inks Deal with Local Bitcoin Exchange A Korean securities broker has begun working with a local bitcoin exchange, moving closer to allowing access to the digital currency for its clients.

Hyperledger Project Explores Fighting Counterfeit Drugs with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 18. 20:55

Hyperledger Project Explores Fighting Counterfeit Drugs with Blockchain Hyperledger project member Accenture has proposed using blockchain tech to fight the spread of counterfeit drugs.

New York's 'Energy Czar' Talks Future of Blockchain for Energy Grids

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 18. 20:07

New York's 'Energy Czar' Talks Future of Blockchain for Energy Grids As the state of New York works to distribute its energy grid one company, Transactive Grid, hopes to be its blockchain-based payments network.

Collaboration and Consensus Are Essential to Harnessing Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 18. 19:31

Collaboration and Consensus Are Essential to Harnessing Blockchain Michael Bodson, president & CEO of the DTCC, writes about the need for collaboration as blockchain sees further testing and development.

ShapeShift Lost $230k in String of Thefts, Report Finds

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 18. 18:25

ShapeShift Lost $230k in String of Thefts, Report Finds ShapeShift has published new details about recent digital currency thefts from the online exchange following an investigation.

IOSCO Warns Investors on Crowdfunding & Bitcoin Risks

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 18. 18:00

IOSCO Warns Investors on Crowdfunding & Bitcoin Risks

The International Organization of Securities Commissions – IOSCO – has put crowdfunding on their list of investors risks, together with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Also read: ‘Bitcoin’ Becomes Trademark in Russia to Prevent ‘Patent Trolls’ IOSCO Eyes Cryptocurrency & Crowdfunding Risks Investors all over the world are looking for ways to diversify their portfolio. Rather than

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Barclays Demos R3’s Corda Distributed Ledger at London Event

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 18. 17:36

Barclays Demos R3’s Corda Distributed Ledger at London Event Barclays demonstrated a smart contract platform built on Corda, R3's new distributed ledger project, in London today.

Barclays Demos R3’s Corda Distributed Ledger at London Event

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 18. 17:30

Barclays Demos R3’s Corda Distributed Ledger at London Event Barclays demonstrated a smart contract platform built on Corda, R3's new distributed ledger project, in London today.

Polish Ministry Considers Blockchain Impact on Government Services

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 18. 16:25

Polish Ministry Considers Blockchain Impact on Government Services Poland's Ministry of Digital Affairs has issued a statement on how bitcoin and the blockchain could help digitize government services.

Emer Blockchain Engine

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 18. 14:36

Emer Blockchain Engine

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! The Emer Group is proud to announce the launch of its own blockchain development platform Emer, a leading digital currency and blockchain platform is on the cusp of launching its own fully fledged development platform; Blockchain Engine. On April 25th, 2016 the long awaited developer ecosystem will be released

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Trump Gets Stumped by Bitcoin Billboards

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 18. 14:00

Trump Gets Stumped by Bitcoin Billboards

If Mexico doesn’t pay for a wall with the US, Donald Trump announced he will try to cease money transmissions to the country. Many have laughed at the concept especially those who bolster the digital currency Bitcoin. One cryptocurrency company, Genesis Mining has announced a billboard campaign that shows the virtual money’s ability to trump the candidate’s

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‘Bitcoin’ Becomes Trademark in Russia to Prevent ‘Patent Trolls’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 18. 10:05

‘Bitcoin’ Becomes Trademark in Russia to Prevent ‘Patent Trolls’

Following three unsuccessful attempts by various firms to register the “Bitcoin” trademark in Russia, the Russian patent agency, Rospatent has granted the request to LLC “Bitcoin” to Russian Blockchain.community founder, Alex Fork. Also read: Russia’s Central Bank Officially Announces Blockchain ‘Work Group’ ‘Bitcoin’ Trademark Established in Russia Request No. 552645 to trademark the name “Bitcoin” has been

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You gotta admit, they are both pretty similar. Chart one ends...

bitcoinful

2016. Apr. 17. 21:58

You gotta admit, they are both pretty similar. Chart one ends...

You gotta admit, they are both pretty similar. Chart one ends right before the super bubble of 2013. #bitcoin #bitcointrading

The Call for Blockchain Standards is Premature and Alarmist

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 17. 16:30

The Call for Blockchain Standards is Premature and Alarmist Is it too early to be thinking about blockchain standards? Investor William Mougayar argues the answer is yes.

Ethereum’s Price Drop Reverses

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 17. 16:00

Ethereum’s Price Drop Reverses

The price of Ethereum has taken a significant dive over the past few weeks giving skeptics some confirmation that the currency was in a bubble. It has lost over 40% of its value since its peak at above $15 USD about a month ago. Now it appears that the recent downward trend is taking a U-turn.

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How to Get Blockchain Tech on Data Regulators' Radars

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 17. 15:30

How to Get Blockchain Tech on Data Regulators' Radars Technology analyst Steve Ehrlich discusses blockchain tech from the perspective of regulators tasked with ensuring global data protection.

Why Many Smart Contract Use Cases Are Simply Impossible

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 17. 14:00

Why Many Smart Contract Use Cases Are Simply Impossible Coin Sciences CEO Gideon Greenspan attacks common misconceptions that he argues are contributing to outlandish expectations for smart contracts.

Coincheck Taking Bitcoin Donations for Japan Earthquake Victims

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 17. 12:00

Coincheck Taking Bitcoin Donations for Japan Earthquake Victims

Japanese bitcoin exchange Coincheck is collecting donations for victims of the powerful earthquakes that struck the country’s southwest in the past week. Also read: Fedspeak: What the Federal Reserve Really Thinks About Bitcoin Bitcoin Donations Accepted At the time of writing, the fund had already received 26.865 BTC (around USD$11,615) from 146 donors. At least

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Who Will Pay for Turing-Complete Smart Contracts?

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 16. 18:31

Who Will Pay for Turing-Complete Smart Contracts? Who needs turing complete smart contracts? The answer, says Counterparty community director Chris DeRose, may very well turn out to be "No one".

The 9 Mistakes I Made When Bringing Blockchain to My Startup

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 16. 17:00

The 9 Mistakes I Made When Bringing Blockchain to My Startup In this opinion piece, entrepreneur John Rampton recalls the lessons he learned when trying to apply blockchain solutions to his startup.

Bitcoin Exchanges Reveal ‘Real’ USD/CNY Rates, Says Bobby Lee

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 16. 15:00

Bitcoin Exchanges Reveal ‘Real’ USD/CNY Rates, Says Bobby Lee

The occasional price spread between Chinese and other bitcoin exchanges can allow users to gain insight into ‘real’ USD/CNY exchange rates over official ones, BTCC CEO and Bitcoin Foundation Board Member Bobby Lee told Bitcoin.com Also read: Fedspeak: What the Federal Reserve Really Thinks About Bitcoin ‘Real’ CNY/USD Rates Revealed Since the Chinese yuan (aka renminbi or CNY)

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Ether Prices Plunge 50% as Bitcoin Stays in Holding Pattern

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 15. 22:55

Ether Prices Plunge 50% as Bitcoin Stays in Holding Pattern Bitcoin prices fluctuated largely within a tight range, while the value of ether, the token on the ethereum blockchain, saw a sharp price reduction.

Microsoft to Host Consensus 2016 Blockchain Hackathon

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 15. 22:13

Microsoft to Host Consensus 2016 Blockchain Hackathon Deloitte, Microsoft, IBM, ConsenSys, Tierion and are teaming up to sponsor the "Building Blocks" Hackathon at Consensus 2016.

Fedspeak: What the Federal Reserve Really Thinks About Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 15. 21:00

Fedspeak: What the Federal Reserve Really Thinks About Bitcoin

Federal Reserve Governor, Lael Brainard, praised the potential of blockchain technology while tip-toeing around Bitcoin in a recent speech. But did Brainard really ignore the elephant in the room or was her message, in fact, a cryptic rallying cry for the banking industry to unite against this decentralized, peer-to-peer, and open-access monetary system? Also read: ‘They’re Missing the Point!’ – Antonopoulos Slams Banks’ Blockchain Romance  Federal Reserve Tip-Toes

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Fed Governor Advises Regulators to Be ‘Attentive’ to Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 15. 18:17

Fed Governor Advises Regulators to Be ‘Attentive’ to Blockchain A member of the US Federal Reserve's board of governors issued new remarks this week on the potential of blockchain technology.

Datt Rebrands to ‘Yours’ with Trustless BTC Micropayments

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 15. 18:00

Datt Rebrands to ‘Yours’ with Trustless BTC Micropayments

Datt is a decentralized and open-source content sharing platform, which offers integrated Bitcoin payments. The people behind this project recently unveiled their roadmap for this project, and a live version should be released by May 15, 2016. Also read: Japanese Negative Interest Rates Boost Vaultoro Gold Trading Datt Roadmap for 2016 Datt is the brainchild

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LHV Bank’s Bitcoin App Wins Innovation Award

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 15. 15:52

LHV Bank’s Bitcoin App Wins Innovation Award A bitcoin-based blockchain wallet application developed by LHV Bank has won the Estonian Banking Association’s 2016 Innovation Award.

OpenBazaar Leads Nominations for 2016 Blockchain Awards

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 15. 14:55

OpenBazaar Leads Nominations for 2016 Blockchain Awards Coin Center and Blockchain have announced the finalists for the 2016 Blockchain Awards, to be held at Consensus 2016.

Japanese Negative Interest Rates Boost Vaultoro Gold Trading

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 15. 12:24

Japanese Negative Interest Rates Boost Vaultoro Gold Trading

Bitcoin-to-gold exchange Vaultoro has noted a 13% surge in gold trading in Japan, which is possibly tied to the central bank’s negative interest rates.  Also read: ‘They’re Missing the Point!’ – Antonopoulos Slams Banks’ Blockchain Romance Vaultoro Trading Volume Surges in Japan Plenty of countries around the world are dealing with financial turmoil, and Japan is

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‘They’re Missing the Point!’ – Antonopoulos Slams Banks’ Blockchain Romance 

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 15. 00:00

‘They’re Missing the Point!’ – Antonopoulos Slams Banks’ Blockchain Romance 

Bitcoin visionary Andreas Antonopoulos recently stated that blockchains would “suck” at doing the things the world’s biggest banks hope to achieve. Moreover, the futile effort of creating private blockchains is just one of the “five stages of grief” that traditional finance is going through as they come to grips with the open-access, decentralized, peer-to-peer Bitcoin

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R3 Reveals 8 Areas of Focus for Blockchain Bank Trials

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 14. 23:01

R3 Reveals 8 Areas of Focus for Blockchain Bank Trials R3CEV's top lawyer talks about 8 proof-of-concepts in the works. But the areas he focused on won't necessarily be replaced by the technology.

Bitcoin Mining Giant Invests $1.6 Million in Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 14. 22:08

Bitcoin Mining Giant Invests $1.6 Million in Trading Platform Beijing-based mining giant Bitmain has invested $1.6m in bitcoin data and trading services provider BitKan.

WAVES Raises $2M in 24hrs Despite Ethereum Contract Issue

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 14. 21:00

WAVES Raises $2M in 24hrs Despite Ethereum Contract Issue

Open blockchain platform WAVES is making some waves in the world of digital currency, as they recently raised $2m USD during the first 24 hours of their crowdfunding campaign. Also read: BIT.AC Launches Innovative Multi-Currency Crypto Wallet Platform WAVES Gains Early Momentum There are some merits to the WAVES concept that have attracted a lot

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DTCC CEO Addresses Blockchain Disruption in Annual Shareholder Letter

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 14. 20:54

DTCC CEO Addresses Blockchain Disruption in Annual Shareholder Letter DTCC's CEO remarked in a new shareholder letter that the company seeks a leadership role in the development of blockchain tech.

AirBnB: No Bitcoin Plans After Industry Startup Acqui-Hire

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 14. 18:30

AirBnB: No Bitcoin Plans After Industry Startup Acqui-Hire Travel giant AirBnB has indicated it does not have any plans to incorporate bitcoin into its products or services.

Digital Currency Exchange ShapeShift Claims Hack Was Inside Job

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 14. 17:59

Digital Currency Exchange ShapeShift Claims Hack Was Inside Job Digital currency exchange ShapeShift says it now believes that a hacking incident announced last week involved a former employee.

Europeans Can Now Get a Bitcoin Salary, Save Their Boss Money

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 14. 17:00

Europeans Can Now Get a Bitcoin Salary, Save Their Boss Money

Alternative wages handler Bitwage has announced the launch of its service to individual clients in Europe. Also read: Can Banks be Replaced by an App? BitWage says yes they can Bitwage Brings BTC Salaries to Europe In a major venture outside the US, the company is offering its Bitwage Payroll for Individuals (BPI) to allow employees to

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10 Stock and Commodities Exchanges Investigating Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 14. 16:04

10 Stock and Commodities Exchanges Investigating Blockchain Tech CoinDesk looks at the ten major stock and commodities exchanges working on blockchain projects and proofs-of-concept.

BIT.AC Launches Innovative Multi-Currency Crypto Wallet Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 14. 14:43

BIT.AC Launches Innovative Multi-Currency Crypto Wallet Platform

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! LONDON, UK—The founders of BIT.AC have announced the launch of their crypto currency digital wallet. The platform promises to be the most sophisticated digital wallet to feature a built-in instant exchange. In addition to powerfully performing the functions of a standard digital crypto wallet, BIT.AC enables

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NEW MONEY: Not The Next Bitcoin… The Next Dollar #Make$ense

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 14. 14:32

NEW MONEY: Not The Next Bitcoin… The Next Dollar #Make$ense

It does not matter what currency community individuals belong to, we’ve all wondered aloud or privately to ourselves how we are going to get blockchain technology past the small crypto bubble and into the mainstream. In other words how do we get this technology past ourselves and into the real world of everyday people like

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Federal Reserve Bank CEO: ‘Bitcoin Facilitates Terrorist Activitiy’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 14. 13:00

Federal Reserve Bank CEO: ‘Bitcoin Facilitates Terrorist Activitiy’

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank CEO John C. Williams, has stated at a recent FinTech conference that Bitcoin will facilitate crime and money laundering, despite there being very little evidence to back up these claims. Also read: Learn Smart Contracts in 8 weeks with Ethereum Stream Course SF Federal Reserve Bank CEO on Bitcoin The power and potential pitfalls of

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Federal Reserve Bank CEO: ‘Bitcoin Facilitates Terrorist Activity’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 14. 13:00

Federal Reserve Bank CEO: ‘Bitcoin Facilitates Terrorist Activity’

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank CEO John C. Williams, has stated at a recent FinTech conference that Bitcoin will facilitate crime and money laundering, despite there being very little evidence to back up these claims. Also read: Learn Smart Contracts in 8 weeks with Ethereum Stream Course SF Federal Reserve Bank CEO on Bitcoin The power and potential pitfalls of

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ShapeShift Hack Was an Inside Job, Says Erik Voorhees

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 14. 10:23

ShapeShift Hack Was an Inside Job, Says Erik Voorhees

Instant multi-currency exchange ShapeShift was the victim of a security breach led by a previous team member, company CEO Erik Voorhees has revealed. Also read: Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin’s Name Sucks, I’d Rename it to ‘TrustNet’ Voorhees ‘Confident’ Ex-Team Member Involved Posting an update on ShapeShift’s homepage, which has been offline since the breach was discovered on April

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Learn Smart Contracts in 8 weeks with Ethereum Stream Course

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 14. 02:00

Learn Smart Contracts in 8 weeks with Ethereum Stream Course

Ethereum is attracting a lot of aspiring and experienced developers who want to explore blockchain technology and smart contracts. Interested parties may want to check out the eight-week Ethereum developer course by Exosphere, called Ethereum Stream. Also read: Coinimal launches MasterCard and Visa payments The Ethereum Stream Course at Exosphere Although eight weeks might sound a

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San Francisco Fed Chief: Digital Currencies Make Crime 'Easier'

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 13. 22:00

San Francisco Fed Chief: Digital Currencies Make Crime 'Easier' The president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco gave a speech on financial technology earlier this week.

San Francisco Fed Chief: Digital Currencies Could Make Crime 'Easier'

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 13. 22:00

San Francisco Fed Chief: Digital Currencies Could Make Crime 'Easier' The president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco gave a speech on financial technology earlier this week.

Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin’s Name Sucks, I’d Rename it to ‘TrustNet’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 13. 21:00

Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin’s Name Sucks, I’d Rename it to ‘TrustNet’

Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos recently spoke at Barcelona’s FabLab with his “thoughts on the future of money,” as his speech was aptly titled. Interestingly, the author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” admitted that he dislikes the name Bitcoin and would rename it if he got the chance. Also read: Estonia’s Supreme Court Decision Criticized as Anti-Bitcoin Bitcoin’s Name

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Federal Preemption of State Blockchain Laws Unlikely, State Regulators Say

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 13. 20:44

Federal Preemption of State Blockchain Laws Unlikely, State Regulators Say The FDIC and three state-level regulators discussed blockchain technology at a panel today centered on the future of US regulation.

Regulators: Federal Preemption of State Blockchain Laws Unlikely

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 13. 20:44

Regulators: Federal Preemption of State Blockchain Laws Unlikely The FDIC and three state-level regulators discussed blockchain technology at a panel today centered on the future of US regulation.

Blockchain Investment Fund Seeks $100 Million from Major Banks

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 13. 19:16

Blockchain Investment Fund Seeks $100 Million from Major Banks A new investment fund is seeking to raise as much as $100m over the next two years to fuel investments in the blockchain space.

MIT Becomes Transaction Validator for Ripple Consensus Ledger

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 13. 18:00

MIT Becomes Transaction Validator for Ripple Consensus Ledger

Blockchain research is an important area of research and development these days. Now MIT has announced they will advance their blockchain research by running a validator for the Ripple Consensus Ledger. Also read: Global Blockchain Forum Launched to Establish ‘International Industry Best Practices’ The Ripple Consensus Ledger Concept Most digital currency enthusiasts will know the

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Banca IMI Researcher: Blockchain Won't Work if Business Models Don't Change

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 13. 17:40

Banca IMI Researcher: Blockchain Won't Work if Business Models Don't Change The head of interest rate and credit models at Banca IMI has penned a new paper on blockchain tech.

Banca IMI Researcher: Blockchain Won't Work if Banks Don't Change

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 13. 17:40

Banca IMI Researcher: Blockchain Won't Work if Banks Don't Change The head of interest rate and credit models at Banca IMI has penned a new paper on blockchain tech.

Coinimal launches MasterCard and Visa payments

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 13. 15:35

Coinimal launches MasterCard and Visa payments

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! *Austria’s leading cryptocurrency broker has now made buying coins easier than ever before.* April 12th sees the launch of another new and very exciting Coinimal feature. From Tuesday, customers will be able to buy Bitcoins, NXT and Ethereum using their Visa or MasterCard. Coinimal previously offered

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How Blockchain Could Make Trusts More Transparent

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 13. 15:00

How Blockchain Could Make Trusts More Transparent Could blockchain help increase the transparency of offshore trusts? Open University lecturer Robert Herian explores in this opinion piece.

2 Brooklyn Neighbors Just Traded Solar Energy via Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 13. 15:00

2 Brooklyn Neighbors Just Traded Solar Energy via Ethereum

Microgrid wants to let neighbors sell excess solar energy over a distributed ledger-based system, and two Brooklyn neighbors completed their very first transaction on the TransActive Grid On April 11, 2016. Also read: Not Even Wikipedia is Safe from Bitcoin & Blockchain Censorship Consensys & Lo3 Energy Build TransActive Grid When dealing with solar energy, there

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These Are the Top 10 Most Influential People in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 13. 12:00

These Are the Top 10 Most Influential People in Bitcoin

Bitcoin.com is presents the top ten most influential people in Bitcoin history to date. Also read: Top 10 Biggest Bitcoin Villains to Date Top 10 Most Influential People in Bitcoin While many people still associate the word “Bitcoin” with cyber crime and the black market, its underlying technology has been decades in the making, forged and maintained by some

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Australian Regulator: Too Early to Investigate Troubled Bitcoin Firm Igot

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 12. 22:40

Australian Regulator: Too Early to Investigate Troubled Bitcoin Firm Igot Australia’s securities regulator has suggested it cannot yet intervene in a dispute involving bitcoin service Igot and unhappy customers.

AirBnB Acqui-Hires ChangeTip Staff, But Code Still for Sale

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 12. 21:25

AirBnB Acqui-Hires ChangeTip Staff, But Code Still for Sale A number of employees from the company behind bitcoin tipping service ChangeTip have reportedly been hired by travel accommodations startup AirBnB.

Global Blockchain Forum Launched to Establish ‘International Industry Best Practices’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 12. 20:00

Global Blockchain Forum Launched to Establish ‘International Industry Best Practices’

A new international digital currency and blockchain advocacy organization has been established called the Global Blockchain Forum to help public relations and foreign policy deal with concepts like cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology. The group is made up of members of the Washington D.C. based Chamber of Digital Commerce, the UK Digital Currency Association, ACCESS, and the Australian

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Estonian Supreme Court Rules Against Bitcoin Trader

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 12. 20:00

Estonian Supreme Court Rules Against Bitcoin Trader The Estonian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of new restrictions on bitcoin trading in the wake of a lawsuit filed by a bitcoin broker.

CFTC Commissioner: Credit Default Swap Test ‘Proves Merit’ of Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 12. 18:04

CFTC Commissioner: Credit Default Swap Test ‘Proves Merit’ of Blockchain A CFTC commissioner said today he believes blockchain tech has already proved itself in the market through testing.

The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Kent Liu of Purse.io

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 12. 18:00

The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Kent Liu of Purse.io

On this episode of the official Bitcoin.com podcast, our host Zach Doty sits down with Kent Liu of Purse.io, a service that lets users spend bitcoin on Amazon purchases with discounts. Also read: The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Trace Mayer Spending Bitcoin on Amazon With Purse.io During the show, Liu explains how Purse.io works, and how much

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Estonia’s Supreme Court Decision Criticized as Anti-Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 12. 18:00

Estonia’s Supreme Court Decision Criticized as Anti-Bitcoin

BTC.ee owner Otto de Voogd has hit back at Estonian Supreme Court legislation calling it “heavy-handed” compared to normal fiat currency regulations.  Also read: Estonian Health Records to Be Secured by Blockchain Estonian Supreme Court: Bitcoin has ‘Financial Value’ De Voogd, whose exchange was shut down by law enforcement in 2014, was facing legal action over AML practices while BTC.ee was

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What Circle's UK E-Money License Means for Bitcoin and Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 12. 17:11

What Circle's UK E-Money License Means for Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry commentators weigh in on the impact of Circle's new e-money license in the UK.

Coinalytics Rebrands As Skry, Hires IBM Vet to Go ‘Blockchain Agnostic’

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 12. 14:42

Coinalytics Rebrands As Skry, Hires IBM Vet to Go ‘Blockchain Agnostic’ Coinalytics announced it has rebranded as Skry, unveiled a new logo, and hired a former architect at IBM Watson and AI expert.

Coinalytics Rebrands As Skry, Hires IBM Vet to Go ‘Blockchain’

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 12. 14:42

Coinalytics Rebrands As Skry, Hires IBM Vet to Go ‘Blockchain’ Coinalytics announced it has rebranded as Skry, unveiled a new logo and hired a former architect at IBM Watson and AI expert.

Not Even Wikipedia is Safe from Bitcoin & Blockchain Censorship

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 12. 13:00

Not Even Wikipedia is Safe from Bitcoin & Blockchain Censorship

Wikipedia is often used as the primary source for Bitcoin information, where contents can be edited by volunteers. However, last month, it seems that someone attempted to remove terms such as “Bitcoin” and “permissionless” from the Blockchain entry on Wikipedia to the criticism of the Bitcoin community. Also read: AT&T Mistakes Bitcoin Node Traffic for Malware Blockchain Revisionists

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You Can Now Spend BTC on Over 2.5 Million Things at Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 12. 11:30

You Can Now Spend BTC on Over 2.5 Million Things at Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com has launched its new Spend Bitcoin section, a one-stop-shop where users can spend bitcoin on over 2,500,000 products from reputable merchants across the globe, including Newegg, Overstock and Rakuten.  Also read: The Social Wallet: Global Financial Services with No Fees for Life Easily Spend Bitcoin Most people think of Bitcoin as an alternative way to pay online, and for the

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Industry Advocacy Groups Unite to Launch Global Blockchain Forum

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 12. 06:30

Industry Advocacy Groups Unite to Launch Global Blockchain Forum Global interest groups focused on bitcoin, blockchain and digital asset-related issues have come together to create a new business forum.

MUFG Building Blockchain Proof-of-Concept for Promissory Notes

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 11. 23:31

MUFG Building Blockchain Proof-of-Concept for Promissory Notes Blockchain startup Chain has inked a new deal with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG).

AT&T Mistakes Bitcoin Node Traffic for Malware

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 11. 22:00

AT&T Mistakes Bitcoin Node Traffic for Malware

Telecom giant AT&T has been warning customers about a potential malware infection on their computer. Any internet service provider can monitor port traffic for the individual user, and the port used by Bitcoin software has been flagged as “malware infection” by the ISP. Also read: Is Ghana Showing the Most Interest in Bitcoin Right Now? AT&T

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Ripple Hires SWIFT Board Member to Take Over Global Accounts

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 11. 21:01

Ripple Hires SWIFT Board Member to Take Over Global Accounts Ripple has hired SWIFT board member Marcus Treacher as its global head of strategic accounts.

How R3 and Major Banks Are Building a New Kind of Distributed Ledger

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 11. 20:10

How R3 and Major Banks Are Building a New Kind of Distributed Ledger Banking consortium R3 discusses the implementation strategy behind its forthcoming distributed ledger tech Corda.

Digix: Gold-Backed Ethereum Smart Contracts for All

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 11. 18:00

Digix: Gold-Backed Ethereum Smart Contracts for All

Gold-backed Ethereum token offering Digix (sale.digix.io) has completed its crowdsale, opening up decentralized gold-backed smart contracts to anyone. Also read: Ethereum DAPP Community Currency Creates New Financial Ecosystems Smart Contracts for All The democratic autonomous organization (DAO) achieved over $5.5 million USD funding in 12 hours upon the start of the crowdsale on March 30. Now,

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Ethereum Used for ‘First’ Paid Energy Trade Using Blockchain Technology

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 11. 18:00

Ethereum Used for ‘First’ Paid Energy Trade Using Blockchain Technology The Ethereum blockchain is being used by Transactive Grid to log energy created by solar panels so that it can be sold to connected neighbors.

Ethereum Used for ‘First’ Paid Energy Trade Using Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 11. 18:00

Ethereum Used for ‘First’ Paid Energy Trade Using Blockchain Tech The Ethereum blockchain is being used by Transactive Grid to log energy created by solar panels so that it can be sold to connected neighbors.

Amid Blockchain Securities Push, Overstock CEO Takes Medical Leave

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 11. 17:00

Amid Blockchain Securities Push, Overstock CEO Takes Medical Leave In a letter to shareholders, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has announced that he will take a medical leave of absence.

Is Ghana Showing the Most Interest in Bitcoin Right Now?

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 11. 15:00

Is Ghana Showing the Most Interest in Bitcoin Right Now?

We spoke with Ted Owusu Duodu, CEO of PMCedis Capital, a company based in Ghana, to discuss the insatiable demand for bitcoin in the country. Also read: Barclays: ‘Blockchain Could Be the Most Significant Innovation to Impact Africa in 100 years’ Ghana: #1 in Bitcoin Interest Many Bitcoin experts and entrepreneurs are especially excited about Bitcoin’s use-case for

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How Close Are Smart Contracts to Impacting Real-World Law?

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 11. 15:00

How Close Are Smart Contracts to Impacting Real-World Law? How close are smart contracts to impacting law? Blockchain legal expert Josh Stark explores in this opinion piece.

Australian Exchange Igot Customers Unable to Withdraw as Insolvency Claims Surge

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 11. 12:00

Australian Exchange Igot Customers Unable to Withdraw as Insolvency Claims Surge

Not every Bitcoin exchange in the world is as successful these days, and the Australian Igot platform appears to be getting closer to collapse than ever. With investors being owed several thousands of dollars, things are looking more worrying than ever before. Also read: Storj Launches in Beta, Added to Microsoft Azure Igot Owner Rick Day

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Storj Launches in Beta, Added to Microsoft Azure

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 10. 18:00

Storj Launches in Beta, Added to Microsoft Azure

The past few days have been pretty exciting for the Storj team, as they became a part of the Microsoft Azure blockchain-as-a-service platform. Moreover, Storj Labs released the public beta of the Storj platform yesterday, which allows people to get a more hands-on approach with this concept. Also read: Blockstream Developer Rusty Russell Proposes New

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Why Datt is Sticking With Bitcoin Over Ethereum

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 10. 15:44

Why Datt is Sticking With Bitcoin Over Ethereum Bitcoin or Ethereum? One decentralized protocol developer discusses why he is sticking with bitcoin over a new alternative.

How I Preordered a Tesla Model 3 With Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 10. 15:00

How I Preordered a Tesla Model 3 With Bitcoin The recent purchase of a Tesla 3 with bitcoin is the catalyst for this story about how far bitcoin has come since the days of pizzas and Alpaca socks.

Authy OneTouch Offers New Way to Use 2 Factor Authentication

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 10. 14:00

Authy OneTouch Offers New Way to Use 2 Factor Authentication

The developers of Authy have come up with a new and user-friendly service, OneTouch, that will be identity authentication made easy.  All that is required of the user is to swipe once and authentication is complete — no code or password required. Also read: Blockstream Developer Rusty Russell Proposes New Bitcoin Address System Authy Eliminates

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Q&A with @OpenBazaar’s @BrianHoffman. via...

bitcoinful

2016. Apr. 10. 13:30

Q&A with @OpenBazaar’s @BrianHoffman. via...

Q&A with @OpenBazaar’s @BrianHoffman. via @thedailydecrypt

Raistone Reinventing Escrow – Innovative system will provide disruption blockchain tech promises

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 10. 13:12

Raistone Reinventing Escrow – Innovative system will provide disruption blockchain tech promises

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! Los Angeles, CA — Revolutionary blockchain-related technology created by Raistone Inc. is set to launch a finalized proof-of-concept this summer, the success of which could change the way digital trading and transactional systems are designed and deployed. Financial technology startup Raistone is preparing to bring to market a

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Blockstream Developer Rusty Russell Proposes New Bitcoin Address System

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 09. 21:00

Blockstream Developer Rusty Russell Proposes New Bitcoin Address System

Blockstream Bitcoin developer Rusty Russell recently published a proposal for a Segregated Witness-compatible c-lightning system for Bitcoin addresses. Detailing the proposal on his personal blog, Russell laid out plans to to add a prefix at the beginning of each address, as well as eliminate capital letters to improve convenience. Also read: New Bitcoin Core Update

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New Bitcoin Core Update Rolls Out Various Changes

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 09. 17:59

New Bitcoin Core Update Rolls Out Various Changes

Bitcoin Core v0.12.1rc2 has been tagged on GitHub. This “minor version release” contains several updates to the Core protocol, “including the BIP9, BIP68 and BIP112 softfork, various bugfixes and updated translations.” Also read: Core Development Is Looking For Sponsors New Features on Bitcoin Core v0.12.1rc2 Reddit user Keystrike detailed the changes made from the previous

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Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 09. 17:00

Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks Today the cryptocurrency space is evolving at a fast pace and it can be difficult to see the direction in which it's headed. By examining the decades of work that led to this point, we can understand the motivations behind the movement that spawned bitcoin and share its vision for the future. Before the 1970s, cryptography was primarily practiced in […]

Regulating Blockchain Would Be an Exercise in Futility

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 09. 16:51

Regulating Blockchain Would Be an Exercise in Futility In this opinion piece, technology lawyer Cameron-Huff discusses why he believes it's too early for regulators to craft rules for blockchain tech.

MMM Global Can No Longer Sustain ‘Republic of Bitcoin’ Scheme

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 09. 15:59

MMM Global Can No Longer Sustain ‘Republic of Bitcoin’ Scheme

News leaked yesterday that one of the world’s largest multi-level marketing schemes is shutting down. MMM Global, often associated with Bitcoin, can no longer pay their previously promised 100% bonus per month. Also read: Core Development is Looking for Sponsors No More “Republic of Bitcoin” Multi-level marketing programs tend to take a turn for the worse

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Core Development is Looking for Sponsors

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 09. 14:00

Core Development is Looking for Sponsors

On April 6, Bitcoin Core announced the organization is initiating a Bitcoin Core Sponsorship Programme. The team is looking for industry leaders to help fund the developers who work with the Bitcoin protocol and will oversee “project communication, infrastructure and project coordination.”    Also read: ‘Blockchain Hype Will Translate to Higher Bitcoin Prices,’ Says XBT Provider

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Austrian School Economists were Bitcoiners, They Just Didn’t Know It Yet

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 09. 03:00

Austrian School Economists were Bitcoiners, They Just Didn’t Know It Yet

Since Bitcoin is often equated to and dubbed as “digital gold,” would famous Austrian school economic theorist Ludwig von Mises choose Bitcoin over the world’s favorite precious metal if he were alive today? Also read: Top 10 Biggest Bitcoin Villains to Date Bitcoin & the Austrian School [Note: As a fun game, feel free to substitute the word

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Pirate Party Gains Favor as Trust in Iceland Government Crumbles

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 09. 00:00

Pirate Party Gains Favor as Trust in Iceland Government Crumbles

Amid political turmoil in Iceland, Pirate party leader Rick Falkvinge has come out in support of “favourable” environments for Bitcoin and digital currencies. Also read: CoinWallet Forced to Shut Down After Data Breach The Pirate Party: Bitcoin’s ‘Most favourable platform’ Iceland’s Pirate Party has gained a strong following in recent years, with many optimistic following

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Crypto Exchange Service ShapeShift Offline After Hack

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 08. 22:55

Crypto Exchange Service ShapeShift Offline After Hack Digital currency exchange service ShapeShift is offline after a security incident earlier this week.

Bitcoin Bores Traders as Volume Declines on Price Stability

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 08. 22:13

Bitcoin Bores Traders as Volume Declines on Price Stability Volumes in the bitcoin markets declined this week amid price stability that some traders indicate is turning away business.

Libertarian Party of Texas to Store Election Results On Three Blockchains

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 08. 20:50

Libertarian Party of Texas to Store Election Results On Three Blockchains The Libertarian Party of Texas will log the results of its ballot initiatives on three separate blockchains implemented by Blockchain Technology Corp.

Japan's Financial Regulator to Discuss Blockchain Market Applications

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 08. 19:27

Japan's Financial Regulator to Discuss Blockchain Market Applications Japan’s Financial Services Agency is set to discuss blockchain tech at a policy meeting early next month.

Microsoft Adds Distributed Storage Blockchain to Azure

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 08. 17:14

Microsoft Adds Distributed Storage Blockchain to Azure Distributed file storage startup Storj Labs is the latest blockchain service provider to join Microsoft’s blockchain offering.

CoinWallet Forced to Shut Down After Data Breach

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 08. 16:57

CoinWallet Forced to Shut Down After Data Breach

Data breaches are a serious threat to platform security and consumers’ private information, and there is no end in sight to the damage these attacks can cause. Even companies active in the digital currency world are not safe from harm, as Coinwallet is shutting down due to a data breach. Also read: The Bitcoin.com Podcast:

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BNP Sees 3 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Could Benefit from Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 08. 15:59

BNP Sees 3 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Could Benefit from Blockchain BNP Paribas is choosing to begin its public experiments with blockchain tech by pursuing one of its less discussed use cases – crowdfunding.

The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Trace Mayer

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 08. 15:00

The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Trace Mayer

In the latest episode of the Bitcoin.com podcast, Trace Mayer talks about the history and study of Austrian economics, and ties it in with the origins of the Bitcoin community. Also, Trace offers a uniquely Austrian perspective as he analyzes a few a critical economic problems, including credit contraction and expansion, negative interest rates, inflation

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An Interview With MK Lords of Airbitz

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 08. 12:00

An Interview With MK Lords of Airbitz

The popular Bitcoin wallet Airbitz has had many announcements and new features added to the platform this year. Just recently, the company unveiled its Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers. The team has demonstrated the SDK at the Bay Bit Hack in Berkeley California, and it will be presented at other industry events as well.

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Bitcoin Exchange itBit to End Services in Texas

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 08. 02:45

Bitcoin Exchange itBit to End Services in Texas Bitcoin company itBit has ceased operation in Texas, once thought of as one of the most bitcoin friendly states in the United States.

Bitcoin Browser Brave Draws Fire from Newspaper Publishers

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 07. 23:36

Bitcoin Browser Brave Draws Fire from Newspaper Publishers Brave Software responds to a cease-and-desist letter it received from a newspaper association about its ad-blocking software.

Bitcoin Browser Brave Draws Fire from Major News Publishers

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 07. 23:36

Bitcoin Browser Brave Draws Fire from Major News Publishers Brave Software responds to a cease-and-desist letter it received from a newspaper association about its ad-blocking software.

Intel Unveils 'Sawtooth Lake' Proposal at Hyperledger Meeting

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 07. 22:21

Intel Unveils 'Sawtooth Lake' Proposal at Hyperledger Meeting Techn giant Intel unveiled a new experimental distributed ledger platform dubbed "Sawtooth Lake" at a Hyperledger meeting today.

Rise of Internet Enables Bitcoin to Compete With Fiat, Researchers Find

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 07. 21:43

Rise of Internet Enables Bitcoin to Compete With Fiat, Researchers Find A new research paper explores the role the Internet has played in allowing private forms of money like bitcoin to compete against fiat alternatives.

9 Big Takeaways from R3's New Distributed Ledger Debut

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 07. 18:20

9 Big Takeaways from R3's New Distributed Ledger Debut Consortium startup R3CEV took steps to highlight its more experimental internal work with shared ledgers this week. Here are nine big takeaways.

Tokyo Stock Exchange Operator Joins NRI Blockchain Trials

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 07. 16:55

Tokyo Stock Exchange Operator Joins NRI Blockchain Trials The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange has been working with a Japanese think tank as part of a months-long exploration of blockchain technology.

7 Wall Street Firms Test Blockchain for Credit Default Swaps

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 07. 16:26

7 Wall Street Firms Test Blockchain for Credit Default Swaps Credit default swaps and blockchain capabilities come together in a successful test announced by the DTCC, J.P. Morgan, Markit, and others.

The Social Wallet: Global Financial Services with No Fees for Life

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 07. 15:00

The Social Wallet: Global Financial Services with No Fees for Life

Many companies have claimed to revolutionize our wallets as we know them today, and The Social Wallet is no different in that regard. But this financial services platform is positioning itself not just as an app, but a movement based on the principle of paying no fees for the rest of your life. Also read: R3CEV Unveils Corda, But ‘Is

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WhatsApp Brings End-to-End Encryption to Over A Billion People

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 07. 12:00

WhatsApp Brings End-to-End Encryption to Over A Billion People

WhatsApp, one of the more popular online messaging services currently owned by Facebook, has announced that they had now added end-to-end encryption to every type of device on its platform. Also Read: Obama Asks For Middle Ground With Encryption WhatsApp Communications are now Encrypted WhatsApp’s move follows a month-long battle between Apple and the FBI over a

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Bitcoin startups just had their second best fundraising quarter...

bitcoinful

2016. Apr. 06. 23:31

Bitcoin startups just had their second best fundraising quarter...

Bitcoin startups just had their second best fundraising quarter in years. 

(via @Mattermark)

Red Hat OpenShift Blockchain Initiative Focuses On Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 06. 22:00

Red Hat OpenShift Blockchain Initiative Focuses On Ethereum

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, recently introduced their OpenShift Blockchain Initiative in an attempt to bridge the gap between traditional finance and blockchain technology. Also read: Top 10 Biggest Bitcoin Villains to Date OpenShift Blockchain Initiative for Fintech Players OpenShift announced their Dedicated initiative at the end of 2015. The main

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Bitcoin Core Opens Doors to Outside Funding With Sponsorship Program

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 06. 20:39

Bitcoin Core Opens Doors to Outside Funding With Sponsorship Program Bitcoin Core, the volunteer community that develops the open-source bitcoin software, has announced a new sponsorship program.

These 3 Platforms are Bringing Bitcoin to Social Messaging Apps

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 06. 20:00

These 3 Platforms are Bringing Bitcoin to Social Messaging Apps

Almost everyone with a smartphone now uses a social messaging app. Echo, Telebit, and Octopocket are three newcomers who want to take it a step further by introducing payments and digital currency right into your chat box. Also read: Sean’s Outpost Threatened By County Officials Octopocket Brings Finance to Telegram Although a lot of people around the world are actively

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The ‘Unsexy’ Way Earthport is Using Shared Ledgers for 'Blockchain' Efficiencies

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 06. 19:30

The ‘Unsexy’ Way Earthport is Using Shared Ledgers for 'Blockchain' Efficiencies Earthport discusses how it is achieving the efficiencies many associate with "blockchain" without using a digital asset or alternative currency.

Coinsilium to Host All-Star Blockchain Event in London

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 06. 18:00

Coinsilium to Host All-Star Blockchain Event in London

Coinsilium, a publicly traded company with an investment in nine blockchain based companies, announced an all-star Blockchain Tech Lab event to be held in London from the 11th to the 15th of April. The event, which intends to increase the participation of developers in the bitcoin and blockchain ecosystem, is to be followed by a

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Hours After Launch, OpenBazaar Sees First Drug Listings

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 06. 16:45

Hours After Launch, OpenBazaar Sees First Drug Listings The open-source peer-to-peer marketplace software OpenBazaar is now live, marking a major milestone for the long-running project.

Circle Inks Bank Deal With Barclays After UK Regulator Approval

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 06. 16:20

Circle Inks Bank Deal With Barclays After UK Regulator Approval Bitcoin wallet startup Circle has been granted an electronic money license from a top UK financial regulator.

Coin Center Opens Nominations for the 2016 Blockchain Awards

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 06. 16:00

Coin Center Opens Nominations for the 2016 Blockchain Awards Nominations are now open for the 2016 Blockchain Awards to be held as part of the first Coin Center Annual Dinner.

R3CEV Unveils Corda, But ‘Is Not Building a Blockchain’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 06. 15:19

R3CEV Unveils Corda, But ‘Is Not Building a Blockchain’

A new form of technology is being worked on by the giant blockchain Consortium R3CEV. On April 5th the startup’s blog post introduced Corda, “a distributed ledger designed for financial services” and the company explains the concept is a unique protocol very different than the blockchain technology we know of today. Also read: The Turing Trust

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Ethereum & Wanxiang to Co-Host Blockchain Week in Shanghai

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 06. 12:05

Ethereum & Wanxiang to Co-Host Blockchain Week in Shanghai

The Ethereum Foundation and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs has recently announced the International Blockchain Week in Shanghai, which will be a combination of Devcon and the Global Blockchain Summit. On September 19-24th, the event will have both Devcon presentations, a Demo Day, Blockchain Summit segments, and an optional sightseeing tour the day before the event commences.

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First Academic Journal Publisher Now Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 06. 00:00

First Academic Journal Publisher Now Accepts Bitcoin

PeerJ, an open access academic journal publisher with 4 million views and more than 1 million downloads, announced that it is accepting Bitcoin payments. Also read: The Turing Trust Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations Academic Journal PeerJ Accepts Bitcoin The award-winning publication PeerJ, with editors from prestigious universities such as Harvard and Oxford, uses an innovative business model,

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R3 Announces 'Corda', an Anti-Blockchain for Banks

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 23:34

R3 Announces 'Corda', an Anti-Blockchain for Banks R3 is building a blockchain platform designed to work without a central controller while still working with banks and regulators.

R3 Announces New Distributed Ledger Technology Corda

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 23:34

R3 Announces New Distributed Ledger Technology Corda R3 is building a blockchain platform designed to work without a central controller while still working with banks and regulators.

Blockstream Adds Another Marquee Developer in Security Pioneer Christopher Allen

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 22:52

Blockstream Adds Another Marquee Developer in Security Pioneer Christopher Allen Blockstream has hired online security pioneer Christopher Allen as its standards and identity practice specialist.

Blockstream Adds Another Marquee Developer in Security Pioneer

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 22:52

Blockstream Adds Another Marquee Developer in Security Pioneer Blockstream has hired online security pioneer Christopher Allen as its standards and identity practice specialist.

Regulation a Doubled-Edged Sword for Blockchain Clearing and Settlement

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 21:30

Regulation a Doubled-Edged Sword for Blockchain Clearing and Settlement In this opinion piece, blockchain investor William Mougayar explores how regulation could impact clearing and settlement.

Roger Ver Speaks Out Against r/Bitcoin Censorship

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 05. 21:00

Roger Ver Speaks Out Against r/Bitcoin Censorship

Censorship in the Bitcoin community has been highly damaging towards efforts to bridge the gap between the various parties of Bitcoin’s block size debate. Roger Ver recently published a post asking users what they find more upsetting: the scalability roadblock or censorship on r/Bitcoin, after which he called for users to use other forums to express

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IBM Watson is Working to Bring AI to the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 19:32

IBM Watson is Working to Bring AI to the Blockchain IBM Watson is currently trying to merge artificial intelligence and the blockchain into a single, powerful prototype.

Bitcoin Trading Platform ZeroBlock to Close

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 18:30

Bitcoin Trading Platform ZeroBlock to Close Bitcoin trading platform ZeroBlock is closing down on Thursday, according to a notice posted to the service’s website.

A Review of OpenBazaar’s First Day

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 05. 18:00

A Review of OpenBazaar’s First Day

OpenBazaar is officially open for business. The company announced the launch in a blog post as the news spread like wildfire through the Bitcoin community. The marketplace is the first of its kind decentralized market with no third party or central authority involved. Here is my initial review of using the platform on its first day. Also read: Gaming on the Blockchain:

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Bitcoin Wallet Startup Now Extending Credit to Users

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 17:30

Bitcoin Wallet Startup Now Extending Credit to Users Bitcoin startup BitPagos is now giving its wallet users access to credit lines in a bid to boost e-commerce spending.

Governor Jack Markell to Discuss Delaware Blockchain Initiative at Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 16:55

Governor Jack Markell to Discuss Delaware Blockchain Initiative at Consensus 2016 Delaware Governor Jack Markell will deliver the opening keynote for Consensus 2016, in which he will unveil the "The Delaware Blockchain Initiative".

Bank of Ireland Conducts Blockchain Trial for Trade Reporting

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 16:03

Bank of Ireland Conducts Blockchain Trial for Trade Reporting One of Ireland’s “Big Four” banks has recently completed a blockchain trial centered on trade reporting.

Top 10 Biggest Bitcoin Villains to Date

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 05. 15:00

Top 10 Biggest Bitcoin Villains to Date

Bitcoin.com presents the ten most popular and well-known villains (in no particular order) that have had a negative influence on the image of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. Also read: Scam Alert: OOOPay Claims to Support Bitcoin Payments in Russia Top 10 Bitcoin Villains As the world’s first ever, truly-global, decentralized, peer-to-peer currency, Bitcoin

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Open Source Giant Red Hat Launches First Blockchain Initiative

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 15:00

Open Source Giant Red Hat Launches First Blockchain Initiative Red Hat announced its first blockchain initiative today, an effort aimed at assisting financial firms as they embark on tech trials.

BNP Paribas to Launch Blockchain Crowdfunding Tools in 2016

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 05. 14:22

BNP Paribas to Launch Blockchain Crowdfunding Tools in 2016 A subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group has launched a blockchain tech initiative centered on the crowdfunding of private securities.

Sean’s Outpost Threatened By County Officials

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 05. 12:00

Sean’s Outpost Threatened By County Officials

Sean’s Outpost is a well known charitable organization cryptocurrency enthusiasts have supported since its inception. The homeless outreach located in Pensacola, Florida has provided over 165,000 meals using Bitcoin as a funding vehicle. The outreach has shown the magnitude of possibilities crowdfunding with digital currency can bring. However, today the Pensacola News Journal reports the sanctuary

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Blockchain Technology in Europe: Theory and Practice

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 05. 11:08

Blockchain Technology in Europe: Theory and Practice

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here!   On May 19, Prague will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague. The event will bring together blockchain developers and those who apply the technology in practice: financiers, bankers and businessmen.   The event will consist of a conference, divided into two streams, and an exhibition

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OPEN BAZAAR: The biggest #OpenSource competitor of eBay, Amazon,...

bitcoinful

2016. Apr. 05. 09:54

OPEN BAZAAR: The biggest #OpenSource competitor of eBay, Amazon,...

OPEN BAZAAR: The biggest #OpenSource competitor of eBay, Amazon, and Alibaba!

(via OpenBazaar is Open for Business)

The DTCC Blockchain Symposium in 12 Quotes

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 04. 23:32

The DTCC Blockchain Symposium in 12 Quotes CoinDesk recaps the DTCC's first Blockchain Symposium, an all-day event held in New York last week.

Bitwala Raises €800k from Germany’s Largest VC Firm, Barry Silbert

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 04. 22:00

Bitwala Raises €800k from Germany’s Largest VC Firm, Barry Silbert

The startup Bitwala has announced it has received €800k in seed funding for the company’s initiatives. The team says they closed its very first funding round on March 15th after already successfully bootstrapping many Bitcoin ventures by self-funding. Also read: Microsoft Continues to Embrace Ethereum & Bitcoin Bitwala Acquires Funding & New Partners Bitwala was founded by Jan

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Decentralized Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar is Now Live

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 04. 21:35

Decentralized Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar is Now Live The developers of OpenBazaar, the decentralized marketplace protocol, have released the first live version of the software.

Court Takes Control of Digital Currency Exchange Cryptsy

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 04. 21:09

Court Takes Control of Digital Currency Exchange Cryptsy A Florida court has frozen the assets of the digital currency exchange Cryptsy and placed it under the control of a receiver.

Why Bitcoin is Better for Crime Fighters Than Criminals

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 04. 20:00

Why Bitcoin is Better for Crime Fighters Than Criminals Steptoe & Johnson partner Jason Weinstein argues that, despite perception, blockchain tech benefits law enforcement agents more than criminals.

R3 Blockchain Consortium Partners with Microsoft

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 04. 18:32

R3 Blockchain Consortium Partners with Microsoft After a series of experiment's Microsoft today announced a strategic partnership with R3CEV, a consortium of 42 global banks.

Pre-Ordering the Tesla Model 3 with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 04. 18:00

Pre-Ordering the Tesla Model 3 with Bitcoin

There is no limit to what people can buy with Bitcoin, albeit some purchases will require a bit more creativity and hoops to jump through than others. BitGo engineer Mason Borda shared his latest Bitcoin purchase with the world, as it was none other than a pre-order for the upcoming Tesla 3 vehicle. Tesla 3

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Bitcoin Startup Hedgy Seeks Second Life as Blockchain Firm

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 04. 16:59

Bitcoin Startup Hedgy Seeks Second Life as Blockchain Firm One-time bitcoin derivatives startup Hedgy is now positioning itself as a blockchain applications development specialist.

Bitwala Raises €800,000 for Bitcoin SEPA Transfers

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 04. 15:22

Bitwala Raises €800,000 for Bitcoin SEPA Transfers Bitwala has raised €800,000 (about $910,000) to expand its online bitcoin payment service.

Panama Papers Scandal Shows How Bitcoin Could Stop Corruption

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 04. 12:40

Panama Papers Scandal Shows How Bitcoin Could Stop Corruption

A global scandal has erupted with the release of the Panama Papers implicating world leaders, billionaires, dictators, drug kingpins, famous athletes, and even movie stars. Meanwhile, Bitcoin could be a solution to the wide-scale corruption by providing privacy for the masses and transparency for the mega-rich. Also Read: Merchants Create The Illusion of Discounts, More Transparency Is Needed Panama

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Wallet halted temporarily

Bitbargain.com

2016. Apr. 03. 23:36

Wallet halted temporarily

After an upgrade to the latest version of bitcoind, the wallet suddenly has a book keeping problem. It’s not the first time Bitcoin Core fails at balances (this happened during the first malleability issue). Right now it’s claiming the balance is “-120? instead of “120?. No need to worry of course, we have the full wallet and the unspent coins are there, but the software is buggy.

We’re currently looking for a workaround, in the worst case we will re-build the whole wallet manually, from scratch, and then resync the blockchain. That would take a long time, so we are rather focusing on a quick solution. For now.

(ps. before I even started working on this, I manually sent coins for all pending withdrawals from my personal Trezor - there shouldn’t be any pending outgoing transactions)

Thanks for your patience, more updates will be posted.

Estimate: right now it’s hard to know, because it depends on which idea works, and how long they take to implement. If none of them do, we might be looking at 24 hours at least.

The current plan is:

1) Try -rescan. This is where we’re at (unless I’m busy working on the issue and haven’t updated the blog entry yet).

2) Try -upgradewallet (and then -rescan maybe).

3) Give up, rebuild the whole wallet from scratch, making sure all deposit and archived addresses are included, while old change addresses are thrown out.

(1) It worked!!!

Now if only we can get rid of this ‘transaction not final’ problem. Light at the end of the tunnel.

Noone seems to know whether it’s possible to tell bitcoind not to send RBF-able transactions, Google didn’t help either other than to say this is normal, and transactions will be recognised by blockchain.info after one confirmation. Trading has been re-enabled.

Update on the nLockTime / RBF issue (a non-issue, unless you’re looking at blockchain.info to try to view a 0-confirmation transaction):

[01:02] <Luke-Jr> BB-Martino: nLockTime did not change in 0.12.x that I recall[01:02] * Luke-Jr checks[01:03] <BB-Martino> Luke-Jr: I’m just stating the facts. I upgraded from 0.11.x to 0.12. Since the upgrade, transactions are claimed to be ‘rejected’ by bc.info. So clearly it changed somewhere in between.[01:04] <Luke-Jr> I’m wrong[01:04] <Luke-Jr> <0.12 did current minus 10 blocks[01:04] <Luke-Jr> 0.12 does current[01:04] <BB-Martino> any way to configure it?[01:04] <Luke-Jr> no, but you can hack src/wallet/wallet.cpp[01:04] <BB-Martino> ummm… thanks.[01:04] <Luke-Jr> find txNew.nLockTime = chainActive.Height(); and change it to txNew.nLockTime = chainActive.Height() - 10;[01:05] <BB-Martino> Thanks.[01:05] <bounce> that’s computer hacking. a felony.

Microsoft Continues to Embrace Ethereum & Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 03. 21:00

Microsoft Continues to Embrace Ethereum & Bitcoin

Microsoft is continuing to support cryptocurrency and blockchain technology within its infrastructure. Just recently, ConsenSys and Microsoft have collaborated on integrating Ethereum’s programming language, Solidity into the company’s Visual Studio. The tech giant company has also revealed that Excel 2016 will support Bitcoin’s currency format within the MS Office suite. Also read: Putin’s Advisor: Bitcoin Legality in Other

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Meet the Man Who Will Hack Your Long-Lost Bitcoin Wallet for Money

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 03. 18:27

Meet the Man Who Will Hack Your Long-Lost Bitcoin Wallet for Money The owner of a cryptocurrency wallet recovery service is seeing increased business following the launch of Ethereum's blockchain.

Why Financial Incumbents Need to Be Brave on Blockhain

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 03. 14:13

Why Financial Incumbents Need to Be Brave on Blockhain Markit VP and blockchain leader Jeffrey Billingham examines the challenge of building a long-term framework for the technology in financial services.

The Bitcoin Halving Doomsday Scenario

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 03. 12:00

The Bitcoin Halving Doomsday Scenario

There’s been a lot of chatter surrounding the upcoming Bitcoin halving that’s taking place roughly around the end of July 2016. One specific doomsday discussion called the “death spiral” or “halving disaster” has caused some fear within the community.   Also read: Trump: ‘I’ll Build a Wall Around Banks to Keep Bitcoin Out’ Some Believe, a Halving Disaster,

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Forget How Blockchain Works, Talk About What It Does

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 02. 18:21

Forget How Blockchain Works, Talk About What It Does CoinDesk contributor Martin Hagelstrom talks about the word 'blockchain' and what the impact of this word means for the industry.

Why Smart Contracts Need Shrewder People

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 02. 17:30

Why Smart Contracts Need Shrewder People In this opinion piece, the challenges of blockchain-based smart contracts are explored.

Caribbean Startup Bitt Receives $4 Million

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 02. 12:00

Caribbean Startup Bitt Receives $4 Million

Overstock.com has announced it has invested $4 million USD into Caribbean exchange Bitt. The partnership was revealed in Barbados with various officials from surrounding nations. Bitt aims to bolster the current economic landscape and hopes to “remedy” the financial friction within the region.    Also read: Trump: ‘I’ll Build a Wall Around Banks to Keep Bitcoin Out’

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Overstock Invests $4 Million in Barbados Bitcoin Startup

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 22:24

Overstock Invests $4 Million in Barbados Bitcoin Startup Caribbean digital currency exchange Bitt has received $4m in new funding from online retailer Overstock.

Bitcoin Price Finds Status Quo in $415 Range

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 22:02

Bitcoin Price Finds Status Quo in $415 Range The price of bitcoin experienced relative price stability and consistent volume during the seven days through 1st April.

Hyperledger Adds IBM Exec & Blythe Masters to New Governance Structure

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 01. 22:00

Hyperledger Adds IBM Exec & Blythe Masters to New Governance Structure

The Linux Foundation has announced they have filled leadership positions and set up a new governance structure within the Hyperledger Project.  Also read: Putin’s Advisor: Bitcoin Legality in Other Countries is ‘Fiction’ Hyperledger Sets Up New Governance Structure Blockchain and digital currency startups, businesses, and exchanges joining the “Collaboration Summit” include itBit, Thomson Reuters, Blockstream, Bloq, Gem, Ribbit.me,

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How One Artist Uses Physical Bitcoins to Explore the Value of Art

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 20:54

How One Artist Uses Physical Bitcoins to Explore the Value of Art The Kialara has fast become one of bitcoin's key collectibles, but it also raises questions about the value of art.

How Kialara Uses Physical Bitcoins to Explore the Value of Art

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 20:54

How Kialara Uses Physical Bitcoins to Explore the Value of Art The Kialara has fast become one of bitcoin's key collectibles, but it also raises questions about the value of art.

SEC Chair: Agency 'Actively Exploring' Blockchain Regulation

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 19:03

SEC Chair: Agency 'Actively Exploring' Blockchain Regulation The chair of the SEC last night spoke out publicly on the Federal regulatory agency's current and future plans for potential blockchain controls.

CoinDesk’s Hard Fork 'Text Size' Debacle Temporarily Averted

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 18:14

CoinDesk’s Hard Fork 'Text Size' Debacle Temporarily Averted A temporary solution to the ongoing text size debate has been reached, CoinDesk has learned.

Mozilla Co-Founder Unveils ‘Brave Ledger’ with Bitcoin Micropayments

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 01. 18:00

Mozilla Co-Founder Unveils ‘Brave Ledger’ with Bitcoin Micropayments

In the world of stagnating Internet browsers, Brave is taking a completely different approach. Putting the end user in control of which ads to display – if any – and introducing Bitcoin micropayments will change the way consumers and content creators look at the World Wide Web.  Also read: Trump: ‘I’ll Build a Wall Around

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Coinsilium announces first Blockchain Tech Lab developer event in London during April

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 01. 17:28

Coinsilium announces first Blockchain Tech Lab developer event in London during April

Disclaimer: This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! Week-long event in Central London covers blockchain, smart contracts, asset digitisation & a weekend blockathon London, UK – Wednesday 30th March 2016 – Coinsilium, the London-listed blockchain technology investment and development company, is proud to announce its inaugural “Blockchain Tech Lab”. The Blockchain Tech Lab has been launched

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Industry Speaks Out As CoinDesk's Text Size Turmoil Continues

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 16:43

Industry Speaks Out As CoinDesk's Text Size Turmoil Continues Industry leaders speak out about the great 'text size' debate embroiling leading industry news source CoinDesk.

Why Bitcoin is Better for Crime Fighters Than Criminals

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 15:52

Why Bitcoin is Better for Crime Fighters Than Criminals Steptoe & Johnson partner Jason Weinstein argues that, despite perception, blockchain tech benefits law enforcement agents more than criminals.

Trump: ‘I’ll Build a Wall Around Banks to Keep Bitcoin Out’

Bitcoin News

2016. Apr. 01. 14:19

Trump: ‘I’ll Build a Wall Around Banks to Keep Bitcoin Out’

2016 presidential certainty Donald Trump has stated he will “build a firewall” around US financial institutions to “keep out Bitcoin and its heinous dogey brethren,” adding that he will make Bitcoin’s purported creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, “pay for it.”  Also read: The 2016 Bitcoin Voting Guide Trump Touts ‘Great Non-Chinese Firewall’ Trump made the remarks at a

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CoinDesk Struck By Blockchain Meltdown As Hard Fork Hits Website

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 14:01

CoinDesk Struck By Blockchain Meltdown As Hard Fork Hits Website CoinDesk's news blockchain is experiencing technical difficulties.

Industry Speaks Out As CoinDesk's Text Size Turmoil Continues

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 01:43

Industry Speaks Out As CoinDesk's Text Size Turmoil Continues Industry leaders speak out about the great 'text size' debate embroiling leading industry news source CoinDesk.

CoinDesk Struck By Blockchain Meltdown As Hard Fork Hits Website

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 01:23

CoinDesk Struck By Blockchain Meltdown As Hard Fork Hits Website CoinDesk's news blockchain is experiencing technical difficulties.

Bank of Canada Researcher: Bitcoin Monetary Standard Would Fail

CoinDesk

2016. Apr. 01. 00:25

Bank of Canada Researcher: Bitcoin Monetary Standard Would Fail A research consultant for Canada's central bank has published a paper that envisions a world with a monetary standard based on bitcoin.