R3 Meets Obama Advisors at DC Blockchain Event

CoinDesk

2016. May. 31. 21:58

R3 Meets Obama Advisors at DC Blockchain Event A group of technology advisors to US President Barack Obama heard from representatives from the bitcoin and blockchain industry earlier this month.

Bitcoin Startups Can Now Try A Different Form of Venture Capital

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 31. 21:00

Bitcoin Startups Can Now Try A Different Form of Venture Capital

Venture capital is often seen as a milestone for startups and entrepreneurs in any industry. Bitcoin companies welcome VC funds as well, although Indie.vc is displaying an attractive alternative. Also read: Bitcoin’s Market Cap is Not What You Think it is The Downside of Venture Capital Funding Getting a venture capitalist on board is a

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Intel to Develop Blockchain Projects at New Innovation Lab in Israel

CoinDesk

2016. May. 31. 19:37

Intel to Develop Blockchain Projects at New Innovation Lab in Israel Tech giant Intel has opened a development lab in Tel Aviv focused on financial technologies like the blockchain.

Microsoft Inks Deal to Develop Identity Platform for Multiple Blockchains

CoinDesk

2016. May. 31. 18:38

Microsoft Inks Deal to Develop Identity Platform for Multiple Blockchains Microsoft has partnered with two startups to build an identity platform aimed to integrating with both the bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains.

Microsoft to Develop Identity Platform for Multiple Blockchains

CoinDesk

2016. May. 31. 18:38

Microsoft to Develop Identity Platform for Multiple Blockchains Microsoft has partnered with two startups to build an identity platform aimed to integrating with both the bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains.

Japan’s Trade Ministry: Government Should Promote Blockchain Use Cases

CoinDesk

2016. May. 31. 16:51

Japan’s Trade Ministry: Government Should Promote Blockchain Use Cases Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has released the results of a survey on blockchain technology.

No License for PayPal in Turkey, 45% Say Bitcoin ‘The Future’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 31. 16:30

No License for PayPal in Turkey, 45% Say Bitcoin ‘The Future’

PayPal today announced it has lost its license to operate in Turkey, a country where 45% of consumers consider digital currencies to be “the future of spending.” Also read: Banks Can’t Afford to Ignore Bitcoin’s ‘BitTorrent Effect’ PayPal Can’t Operate in Turkey A statement on the company’s Turkish website states that from June 6 no

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Bitcoin’s Market Cap is Not What You Think it is

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 31. 15:00

Bitcoin’s Market Cap is Not What You Think it is

When traders and enthusiasts talk about Bitcoin, the discussion will always turn to the market cap of this cryptocurrency — currently around $8 billion. But at the same time, there seems to be a lot of misconceptions about what this number means. Also read: New 4MLD Directive Could Hurt E-Money Business in Europe The Truth Behind Bitcoin’s Market

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Will Ethereum Beat Bitcoin to Mainstream Microtransactions?

CoinDesk

2016. May. 31. 14:40

Will Ethereum Beat Bitcoin to Mainstream Microtransactions? Micropayments have long been one of the most anticipated use cases for bitcoin, but similar tech may be coming soon to Ethereum.

Smart Dubai Director Sees Blockchain as Key to Connected Cities

CoinDesk

2016. May. 31. 12:57

Smart Dubai Director Sees Blockchain as Key to Connected Cities The head of the Dubai government's Smart Dubai initiative spoke on how she believes blockchain can help drive the city’s modernization efforts today.

Bitcoin Price Rally: ‘Hot Money in China Has to Go Somewhere’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 31. 12:00

Bitcoin Price Rally: ‘Hot Money in China Has to Go Somewhere’

Chinese Bitcoin exchanges such as Huobi and BTCC have been showing unprecedented volume as the price of bitcoin in China has been roughly $50 USD or higher than most U.S. and European exchanges. The question is: why are the Chinese buying so much of the cryptocurrency, and why now? Also read: Bitcoin’s Appeal Rises as Chinese

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Banks Can’t Afford to Ignore Bitcoin’s ‘BitTorrent Effect’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 31. 03:00

Banks Can’t Afford to Ignore Bitcoin’s ‘BitTorrent Effect’

Today, major banks are touting their mobile banking apps as the next best thing. But are these “innovations” or just renovations on the proverbial deck of the Titanic? And similar to how BitTorrent impacted the entertainment industry, would incumbent banks have remained complacent without a prod from Bitcoin? Also read: Goldman Sachs Admits Bitcoin is ‘Ideal Vehicle’ for

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New 4MLD Directive Could Hurt E-Money Business in Europe

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 31. 00:00

New 4MLD Directive Could Hurt E-Money Business in Europe

Money laundering and terrorist financing remain the top two concerns for financial regulations to this very day. 4MLD, a new regulatory directive, will have significant consequences for virtual currencies in Europe. Also read: ‘Guinea Pig’ Money Laundering Case May Decide Bitcoin’s Legal Status 4MLD Targets Virtual Currencies It does not come as a complete surprise

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2016 Libertarian Candidate Continues Bitcoin Support

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 30. 21:00

2016 Libertarian Candidate Continues Bitcoin Support

Sunday saw Gary Johnson become the Libertarian Party candidate in the 2016 US presidential election – and Bitcoin is already on board for donations. Also read: New Yorkers Tout Blockchain at Libertarian Party Convention ‘Wild Card’ Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Johnson, who also stood in the 2012 race, is increasingly viewed as a “wild card”

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Bitcoin’s Appeal Rises as Chinese Wallet Apps Will Now Check ID

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 30. 18:00

Bitcoin’s Appeal Rises as Chinese Wallet Apps Will Now Check ID

Digital wallet solutions are gaining more mainstream traction, and this industry has largely been unregulated for the most part. The Chinese government will require wallet apps to demand real-name registration Come July 1st. Also read: ‘Guinea Pig’ Money Laundering Case May Decide Bitcoin’s Legal Status Chinese Wallet Apps to Require ID Hardly anyone will be

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Make Sure Your Bitcoin is Secure During Price Spikes

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 30. 15:00

Make Sure Your Bitcoin is Secure During Price Spikes

The price of Bitcoin has got everyone in a frenzy at the moment. As people wonder why the rally is happening, they are holding their cryptocurrency tight in hope of higher spot prices. Meanwhile, one critical thing to remember is that during upswings, security should be at the top of everyone’s minds.  Also read: Jaxx Ethereum Wallet Launches on

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Dubai's Global Blockchain Council Unveils First Pilot Projects

CoinDesk

2016. May. 30. 13:05

Dubai's Global Blockchain Council Unveils First Pilot Projects Members of Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council (GBC) unveiled seven new proofs-of-concept at industry conference Keynote 2016 today.

Ernst & Young to Auction 24,000 Confiscated Bitcoins in Australia

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 30. 12:00

Ernst & Young to Auction 24,000 Confiscated Bitcoins in Australia

One of the “Big Four” audit firms the multinational financial management service Ernst & Young (EY) is auctioning $16 million worth of bitcoin next month in Sydney, Australia. The 24,518 bitcoins seized by special agencies will make for the country’s first cryptocurrency auction of this magnitude — much like the U.S. Marshals Silk Road auctions in

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Ernst & Young to Sell $12 Million in Bitcoin at Auction

CoinDesk

2016. May. 30. 08:20

Ernst & Young to Sell $12 Million in Bitcoin at Auction Ernst & Young has announced it will auction $12.9m worth of bitcoin confiscated from a former Silk Road user.

Why ABN Amro Wants to Separate Bitcoin from the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. May. 29. 19:08

Why ABN Amro Wants to Separate Bitcoin from the Blockchain ABN Amro managing director Karin Kersten discusses her firm's blockchain strategy and use cases.

London Workshop Explores Benefits and Challenges of Blockchain for Identity

CoinDesk

2016. May. 29. 17:56

London Workshop Explores Benefits and Challenges of Blockchain for Identity The Identity & KYC conference in London hosted a workshop on using blockchain technology to improve know-your-customer processes earlier this week.

London Workshop Explores Blockchain Identity in Finance

CoinDesk

2016. May. 29. 17:56

London Workshop Explores Blockchain Identity in Finance The Identity & KYC conference in London hosted a workshop on using blockchain technology to improve know-your-customer processes earlier this week.

A new way to invest in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 29. 14:16

A new way to invest in Bitcoin

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product, use at your own risk. This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! For years, ExeBTC has been a leader in the finance world, building a reputation as a knowledgeable and reliable alternative for those looking for risk management and advisory services. However, the quickly-growing company

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Bitcoin Prices Break $500 Barrier to Hit 20-Month High

CoinDesk

2016. May. 29. 13:38

Bitcoin Prices Break $500 Barrier to Hit 20-Month High Bitcoin prices hit a more than 20-month high this weekend as the digital currency broke the $500 barrier to reap big gains.

Arcade City Holds First Ever Meetup in Uber-Less Austin

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 29. 12:00

Arcade City Holds First Ever Meetup in Uber-Less Austin

Ever since Uber and Lyft left Austin, the peer-to-peer rideshare group, Arcade City, has been making waves as it has made its bid to fill the void. The developers made its presence known when they published an open letter to the city on their official website. Ever since, the group’s founder, Christopher David, has been

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Prescrypt Brings Medical Prescriptions to the Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 28. 19:06

Prescrypt Brings Medical Prescriptions to the Blockchain

The Director of the Dutch-based REshape Center for Innovation Lucien Engelen recently announced a blockchain-based prototype with SNS Bank N.V. and Deloitte. This proof-of-concept, called Prescrypt, is an initiative that makes it easier for people with chronic illnesses to acquire prescriptions that are securely ensured and immutable on a distributed ledger. Also read: Bitcoin 2016 : ‘There Has

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A Framework for Identity

CoinDesk

2016. May. 28. 18:14

A Framework for Identity IDEO coLAB member Dan Elitzer explores a framework for digital identity using blockchain and other technologies.

A Right to Exist: Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Create Better ID Systems

CoinDesk

2016. May. 28. 16:20

A Right to Exist: Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Create Better ID Systems Steven Malby of the Commonwealth Secretariat explores the challenges in bringing legal identity to the more than 1 billion people lacking recognition.

A Right to Exist: Using Technology to Create Better ID Systems

CoinDesk

2016. May. 28. 16:20

A Right to Exist: Using Technology to Create Better ID Systems Steven Malby of the Commonwealth Secretariat explores the challenges in bringing legal identity to the more than 1 billion people lacking recognition.

Available stats (though scarce) still suggest that Core...

bitcoinful

2016. May. 28. 11:29

Available stats (though scarce) still suggest that Core...

Available stats (though scarce) still suggest that Core represents the majority, and Classic represents a minority. #Bitcoin

Bitcoin Price Tops $500 on ‘Congested’ Trading Volume

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 28. 09:43

Bitcoin Price Tops $500 on ‘Congested’ Trading Volume

The price of Bitcoin has broken the $500 USD mark, surging past the November 2015 high, and appears to be climbing higher amid some impressive volume. Also read: Bitcoin’s Next Adoption Phase Imminent as Public Interest Surges China Boosts Bitcoin Price Bitcoin holders rejoice! Following many weeks of relative stability and hovering around $450, the

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Was Ether's Loss Bitcoin's Gain? Traders Wonder After Wild Week

CoinDesk

2016. May. 27. 23:47

Was Ether's Loss Bitcoin's Gain? Traders Wonder After Wild Week The price of bitcoin appreciated nearly 4% for the week ending 27th May, but the figure is perhaps not indicative of the wild trading action the market saw during the period. Such movements came as market observers are becoming more interested in the relationship between bitcoin, the token supporting the world's longest-running blockchain, and ether, the token for the […]

KnC Miner Files For Bankruptcy, Begins Shutting Down Operations

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 27. 23:14

KnC Miner Files For Bankruptcy, Begins Shutting Down Operations

In a surprise announcement, Swedish mining firm KnC Miner said today that it is filing for bankruptcy, citing Bitcoin block reward halving and competition from Chinese hardware companies. Also read: Bitcoin 2016?:? ‘There Has Been an Awakening…’ CEO Sam Cole told Bitcoin.com the company was speaking to lawyers and shutting down as much of its business

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Kraken to Add DAO Trading as Critics Call for ‘Moratorium’

CoinDesk

2016. May. 27. 22:55

Kraken to Add DAO Trading as Critics Call for ‘Moratorium’ Amid a vibrant public debate, digital currency exchange operator Kraken has announced it will begin trading The DAO tokens.

Kraken to Support Direct DAO Token Trading for Fiat Currency

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 27. 22:09

Kraken to Support Direct DAO Token Trading for Fiat Currency

Kraken today will become one of the first major international exchanges to trade DAO tokens — and users will be able to trade directly between DAO and five different fiat currencies. Also read: ‘Decentralized Uber’ Arcade City: ‘We Will Submit a DAO Proposal’ The exchange will begin trading around 12pm UTC (7am EST) on Saturday, May 28,

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Know-Your-Transaction Analysis Will Help Law Enforcement

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 27. 21:00

Know-Your-Transaction Analysis Will Help Law Enforcement

Financial regulations are usually a way for the government to combat money laundering and terrorism funding in their jurisdiction. Thanks to the transparent nature of blockchain technology, Know-Your-Transaction protocols will become a lot easier to implement. Also read: Is Apple Banning Ethereum Wallets on iOS? Anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism regulations are

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Will Ethereum Beat Bitcoin to Mainstream Microtransactions?

CoinDesk

2016. May. 27. 20:34

Will Ethereum Beat Bitcoin to Mainstream Microtransactions? Micropayments have long been one of the most anticipated use cases for bitcoin, but similar tech may be coming soon to Ethereum.

Bitcoin Mining Firm KnCMiner Declares Bankruptcy

CoinDesk

2016. May. 27. 19:41

Bitcoin Mining Firm KnCMiner Declares Bankruptcy The parent company of Swedish bitcoin mine operator KnCMiner has declared bankruptcy.

BitLicense Strikes Again? MonetaGo Shuts Down

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 27. 19:00

BitLicense Strikes Again? MonetaGo Shuts Down

MonetaGo, one of the US-based Bitcoin exchanges, has announced they will be shutting down for good. The company tweeted that regulation was a key hurdle it could not overcome. Also read: Bitcoin Not to Blame for National Guard Credit Card Fraud As most Bitcoin enthusiasts are well aware of, running a financial company in the US requires

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Bitcoin Price Hits Six-Month High Amid 5% Surge

CoinDesk

2016. May. 27. 18:36

Bitcoin Price Hits Six-Month High Amid 5% Surge Bitcoin prices surged more than 5% in the early hours of 27th May, to reach a more than six-month high.

Russia’s National Cryptocurrency Would Ban Rivals

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 27. 17:00

Russia’s National Cryptocurrency Would Ban Rivals

Russia’s Deputy Director of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service just revealed that discussions are underway between the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance regarding a national cryptocurrency.  Also read: Telefónica Deal Gives ‘Uber of Remittances’ First Mover Advantage Russia’s Own Crypto on its Way? Deputy Director of the Federal Monitoring Service, Pavel Livadny, says that Russian citizens will be able

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US Congress Reps Receive Blockchain Briefing at Capitol Hill Event

CoinDesk

2016. May. 27. 16:19

US Congress Reps Receive Blockchain Briefing at Capitol Hill Event More than 15 members of Congress met with representatives of the blockchain technology industry this week in Washington, DC.

EU Parliament Approves Bitcoin Regulatory Guidelines

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 27. 15:00

EU Parliament Approves Bitcoin Regulatory Guidelines

The European Parliament has appointed a regulator for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. In the end, these efforts will be futile, as the decentralized nature of the Bitcoin protocol is resistant to external influence. Also read: New Europol Powers May Lead to Blockchain Analysis Task Force EU Parliament Seeks a Crypto Watchdog The European Parliament and ECB are

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New Santander App Combines Ripple & ApplePay

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 27. 12:00

New Santander App Combines Ripple & ApplePay

According to a report from IBTimes the UK division of Santander is using Ripple blockchain technology for international money transfers. Santander employees have tested the new application that connects the Ripple network to Apple Pay by sending transmissions of £10 and £10,000.   Also read: Peter Todd Distances Himself From Bitcoin Foundation Politics Santander Bridges Ripple with Apple

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Lawyers Be DAMNed: Andreas Antonopoulos Takes Aim at Arbitration With DAO Proposal

CoinDesk

2016. May. 27. 00:57

Lawyers Be DAMNed: Andreas Antonopoulos Takes Aim at Arbitration With DAO Proposal Andreas Antonopoulos takes aim at local governments with new plans for an Ethereum-based system that could be recognized across borders.

CFTC Grants Full Registration to Bitcoin Swaps Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2016. May. 27. 00:24

CFTC Grants Full Registration to Bitcoin Swaps Trading Platform The CFTChas granted registration to a trading platform that was an early entrant in the US market for financial derivatives tied to bitcoin.

BitOasis Funding Boosts Blockchain Prospects in the Middle East

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 26. 21:00

BitOasis Funding Boosts Blockchain Prospects in the Middle East

BitOasis has secured additional funding to expand their presence beyond the United Arab Emirates. The round of financing received support from Digital Currency Group and various tech angel investors. Also read: Telefónica Deal Gives ‘Uber of Remittances’ First Mover Advantage BitOasis Funding is a Success Most people will know BitOasis as a Bitcoin wallet and

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Nasdaq Opens Blockchain Services to Global Exchange Partners

CoinDesk

2016. May. 26. 20:18

Nasdaq Opens Blockchain Services to Global Exchange Partners Nasdaq's new financial infrastructure hub could pave the way for other exchanges to start using blockchain technology in a wide range of services.

Santander UK to Launch Ripple-Powered Payments App in 2016

CoinDesk

2016. May. 26. 19:30

Santander UK to Launch Ripple-Powered Payments App in 2016 The UK arm of Spanish banking group Santander has developed a new payments app in partnership with distributed ledger startup Ripple.

Blockchain Entrepreneurs, Musicians Test Ideas at Berlin Music Festival

CoinDesk

2016. May. 26. 18:28

Blockchain Entrepreneurs, Musicians Test Ideas at Berlin Music Festival A group of musicians, entrepreneurs and blockchain advocates is set to gather at a festival in Germany later this week.

Bitland: Blockchain Land Registry Against ‘Corrupt Government’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 26. 18:00

Bitland: Blockchain Land Registry Against ‘Corrupt Government’

A new project piloted in West Africa, called Bitland, is using blockchain technology as a decentralized land registry. Also read: India’s ‘Unregulated’ Bitcoin Industry is Thriving Due to the tamper-resistant nature of distributed ledgers, the project hopes to give the African citizens a better method to survey land and record title deeds using the Bitland blockchain. It will

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21 Unveils Vision for Bitcoin-Powered Weather Data Market

CoinDesk

2016. May. 26. 17:55

21 Unveils Vision for Bitcoin-Powered Weather Data Market Bitcoin’s best-funded startup, 21 Inc, unveiled a new proof-of-concept that envisions how its developer tools could fuel a weather marketplace.

EU Parliament Approves Proposal for Digital Currency Task Force

CoinDesk

2016. May. 26. 16:37

EU Parliament Approves Proposal for Digital Currency Task Force The European Parliament has voted to recommend that the bloc’s government create a task force dedicated to digital currencies and blockchain.

Bitcoin Not to Blame for National Guard Credit Card Fraud

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 26. 15:00

Bitcoin Not to Blame for National Guard Credit Card Fraud

Five members of the US Army National Guard have been arrested. All of the suspects are involved in an illegal scheme involving stolen credit cards bought with Bitcoin. Also read: The Q1 State of Bitcoin 2016 Is Positive The news broke on May 23, 2016 when a message appeared on the US Department of Justice website regarding

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Goldman Sachs Admits Bitcoin is ‘Ideal Vehicle’ for Public Transactions

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 26. 12:00

Goldman Sachs Admits Bitcoin is ‘Ideal Vehicle’ for Public Transactions

While Goldman Sachs expects private or “permissioned” blockchains to dominate most commercial applications according to its recent research report, the banking giant admitted that Bitcoin is an “ideal vehicle” for public transactions between individuals who don’t know each other.” Also read: Telefónica Deal Gives ‘Uber of Remittances’ First Mover Advantage ‘Fundamentally New Type of Database’

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Goldman Sachs: Blockchain Tech Could Save Capital Markets $6 Billion a Year

CoinDesk

2016. May. 26. 00:44

Goldman Sachs: Blockchain Tech Could Save Capital Markets $6 Billion a Year A new report from Goldman Sachs Investment Research projects blockchain technology could save billions across industries.

Can a New Social Operating System Fix The DAO?

CoinDesk

2016. May. 25. 22:26

Can a New Social Operating System Fix The DAO? An Ethereum startup led by a Harvard Berkman researcher is submitting a proposal to fix The DAO, the largest autonomous organization.

Telefónica Deal Gives ‘Uber of Remittances’ First Mover Advantage

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 25. 21:00

Telefónica Deal Gives ‘Uber of Remittances’ First Mover Advantage

According to the Australian Business Review (ABR) the firm, DigitalX has just announced it has partnered with the Latin American telco giant Telefónica. DigitalX is an ASX-listed company developing the blockchain-based AirPocket app, an SMS-enabled application that aims to be the “Uber” of global money transfer. Also read: Peter Todd Distances Himself From Bitcoin Foundation Politics

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Deloitte Building Irish Blockchain Lab with 50 Developers

CoinDesk

2016. May. 25. 20:19

Deloitte Building Irish Blockchain Lab with 50 Developers Deloitte is assembling a team of 50 blockchain experts in Ireland to help lead the company's global expansion into the blockchain business.

Deloitte to Staff New Blockchain Lab With 50 Developers

CoinDesk

2016. May. 25. 20:19

Deloitte to Staff New Blockchain Lab With 50 Developers Deloitte is assembling a team of 50 blockchain experts in Ireland to help lead the company's global expansion into the blockchain business.

The Q1 State of Bitcoin 2016 is Positive

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 25. 18:00

The Q1 State of Bitcoin 2016 is Positive

There’s never a dull day in Bitcoin-land and this year’s been no different so far. Bitcoin.com reviews the ups and down of an overall positive Q1 2016. Also read: India’s ‘Unregulated’ Bitcoin Industry is Thriving Bitcoin Q1 2016 Bitcoin’s value has remained relatively stable over the past couple of months at roughly the $425-450 USD range

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Spanish Police Seize 6 Bitcoin Mines in Crackdown on Stolen TV Content

CoinDesk

2016. May. 25. 17:47

Spanish Police Seize 6 Bitcoin Mines in Crackdown on Stolen TV Content Spanish police have seized and destroyed six bitcoin mines as part of an investigation into the illegal distribution of television content.

KeepKey Prepares for Bitcoin Scaling With Wallet Startup Acquisition

CoinDesk

2016. May. 25. 16:51

KeepKey Prepares for Bitcoin Scaling With Wallet Startup Acquisition Hardware wallet firm KeepKey announced today that it has acquired MultiBit, a desktop-based bitcoin wallet program.

Japan Enacts Regulation for Digital Currency Exchanges

CoinDesk

2016. May. 25. 15:19

Japan Enacts Regulation for Digital Currency Exchanges Japan’s national legislature approved a bill on Wednesday to regulate domestic digital currency exchanges.

US Postal Service Mulls ‘Postcoin’ to Revive Business

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 25. 15:00

US Postal Service Mulls ‘Postcoin’ to Revive Business

The U.S. Postal Service has been investigating possible ways to use blockchain technology to provide services to customers more efficiently. Blockchain technology could soon be used to deliver post office financial services, identity services, supply chain management, and device management. A new report examines these applications and proposes a Postcoin platform to deliver them. Also read: Australia

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Blockchain Startup Develops Identity App with Major Airline IT Firm

CoinDesk

2016. May. 25. 13:31

Blockchain Startup Develops Identity App with Major Airline IT Firm Blockchain startup ShoCard has developed a proof-of-concept focused on digital identity in partnership with a major airline IT firm.

Is Apple Banning Ethereum Wallets on iOS?

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 25. 12:30

Is Apple Banning Ethereum Wallets on iOS?

Ethereum and its native currency ether have received the lion’s share of hype and media attention these days. But could Apple iOS policy be a stumbling block to mass acceptance? Also read: Dubai to Host Upcoming Blockchain Technology Conference Ether Banned from App Store One developer, who wished to remain anonymous, said Apple had told her unofficially

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Japan Passes Law to Increase Regulation of Bitcoin Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 25. 10:55

Japan Passes Law to Increase Regulation of Bitcoin Exchanges

Operators of “virtual currency” exchanges in Japan will have to register with the country’s main financial regulator after the national parliament’s upper house passed a new law today. Also read: $12.7 M Stolen From Japanese ATMs With Forged Credit Cards The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) will also have the power to conduct on-site investigations and issue

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Blockchain phishing in Google searches continues

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 25. 08:25

Blockchain phishing in Google searches continues

I have made it my daily routine to do a Google search for “blockchain” and some other scam targets. Things do not seem to get better.

Here is today’s result.

Coinbase Co-Founder: Ethereum Could ‘Blow Past’ Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. May. 24. 22:40

Coinbase Co-Founder: Ethereum Could ‘Blow Past’ Bitcoin In a new blog today, Coinbase exec Fred Ehrsam sought to position Ethereum as a competitor to bitcoin in the digital currency industry.

Chinese Finance Giant Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. May. 24. 21:56

Chinese Finance Giant Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium A major Chinese financial firm has inked a new partnership with startup R3CEV.

The Bitcoin Foundation Wants A Comeback, But Can it Be Saved?

CoinDesk

2016. May. 24. 20:36

The Bitcoin Foundation Wants A Comeback, But Can it Be Saved? The Bitcoin Foundation’s future plans face early skepticism after the public release of a private email from its executive director.

Federal Court Dismisses Bitcoin Startup BitPay's Phishing Lawsuit

CoinDesk

2016. May. 24. 18:18

Federal Court Dismisses Bitcoin Startup BitPay's Phishing Lawsuit A legal fight between bitcoin payment processor BitPay and a major insurance company has ended, court documents reveal.

Overstock: Bitcoin’s in Our DNA, Rumors ‘Erroneous’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 24. 18:00

Overstock: Bitcoin’s in Our DNA, Rumors ‘Erroneous’

Brief panic set in Monday after reports on social media that pioneering Bitcoin merchant Overstock had stopped accepting the virtual currency. Also read: Overstock.com to Take the Bitcoin Blockchain Public in ‘Matter of Weeks’ Overstock Agent ‘Confused’ A screenshot of an alleged conversation with an Overstock service representative called “Hilton” showed him stating to a customer

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UAE's First Bitcoin Startup Shuts Down

CoinDesk

2016. May. 24. 16:44

UAE's First Bitcoin Startup Shuts Down Bitcoin payments firm YellowPay has shut down according to members of its founding team.

R3 Blockchain Consortium Adds First Chinese Partner

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 24. 15:00

R3 Blockchain Consortium Adds First Chinese Partner

The R3 blockchain consortium continues to attract attention in the financial world, as they have welcomed their first Chinese member in the form of Ping An Group. This partnership has nothing to do with the consortium seeking US$200m in additional funding, though. Also read: Peter Todd Distances Himself From Bitcoin Foundation Politics In a rather

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Dubai to Host Upcoming Blockchain Technology Conference

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 24. 14:48

Dubai to Host Upcoming Blockchain Technology Conference

The Blockchain Technology Conference in Burj Al Arab, Dubai, is an event everybody with a passion for this technology needs to attend. With over 20 elite speakers discussing the future of the blockchain, Dubai will become the center stage where the future of technology will be shaped. Also read: Peter Todd Distances Himself From Bitcoin

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UAE Payment Processor Invests in Dubai-Based Bitcoin Startup

CoinDesk

2016. May. 24. 14:00

UAE Payment Processor Invests in Dubai-Based Bitcoin Startup Payment service provider PayFort is among the investors in a seed funding round announced by Dubai-based bitcoin startup BitOasis.

Payment Processor Invests in Dubai-Based Bitcoin Startup

CoinDesk

2016. May. 24. 14:00

Payment Processor Invests in Dubai-Based Bitcoin Startup Payment service provider PayFort is among the investors in a seed funding round announced by Dubai-based bitcoin startup BitOasis.

Russian Prime Minister: DAO’s an ‘Interesting Challenge’ for Lawmakers

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 24. 12:00

Russian Prime Minister: DAO’s an ‘Interesting Challenge’ for Lawmakers

At the International Legal Forum, which took its place May 18-21, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Russian prime minister Dmitriy Medvedev gave a short speech to legal experts on the Internet of Things, blockchain technology, and DAOs. Although his rhetoric was calm, soft and simple, many Russian cryptocurrency users saw his statements as an omen of a future clampdown. Also read: India’s

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Report: US Postal Service Could Create its Own Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2016. May. 24. 06:24

Report: US Postal Service Could Create its Own Digital Currency The US Postal Service has released a new report outlining how it could adopt blockchain technology within its operations.

5 Members of US National Guard Arrested for Alleged Bitcoin Scam

CoinDesk

2016. May. 23. 23:30

5 Members of US National Guard Arrested for Alleged Bitcoin Scam A group of US Army National Guard members have been arrested and charged with a scheme to use bitcoin to purchase stolen credit cards

Swedish Court Rules Against KnCMiner Mining Hardware Customers

CoinDesk

2016. May. 23. 22:49

Swedish Court Rules Against KnCMiner Mining Hardware Customers A legal effort to sue bitcoin mining firm KnCMiner over product refunds has been dealt a blow in Sweden, court documents reveal.

Peter Todd Distances Himself From Bitcoin Foundation Politics

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 23. 20:00

Peter Todd Distances Himself From Bitcoin Foundation Politics

A new email has been sent out by the Bitcoin Foundation, which has caused a lot of confusion and disgruntlement among Bitcoin experts. Peter Todd responded on Twitter stressing how he’s not a Bitcoin Foundation member and doesn’t wish to be represented by them. Also read: WhatsApp Payment Service Holds Implications for Bitcoin Adoption What is

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The Father of Futarchy Has an Idea to Reshape DAO Governance

CoinDesk

2016. May. 23. 19:24

The Father of Futarchy Has an Idea to Reshape DAO Governance The creator of Futarchy, a governance model founded on prediction markets Robin Hanson, discusses his concept in the context of DAOs.

Dubai Government to Sponsor Upcoming Digital Currency Conference

CoinDesk

2016. May. 23. 18:23

Dubai Government to Sponsor Upcoming Digital Currency Conference Dubai is set to play host to a conference on digital currencies months after a blockchain effort in the country was first unveiled.

India’s ‘Unregulated’ Bitcoin Industry is Thriving

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 23. 18:15

India’s ‘Unregulated’ Bitcoin Industry is Thriving

The popularity of Bitcoin in India has seen an exponential rise, according to the Hindustantimes. The report details that more users in the region are using the cryptocurrency to pay mobile bills and vouchers for online shopping. With Businesses like Unocoin, Zebpay, and Coinsecure at the helm, the country will continue to get an influx

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$12.7 M Stolen From Japanese ATMs With Forged Credit Cards

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 23. 16:16

$12.7 M Stolen From Japanese ATMs With Forged Credit Cards

Credit card theft is becoming a grave threat to the financial ecosystem, and the recent theft of JPY 1.4bn is a clear example of why credit cards are an insecure payment method. Hackers managed to clone several dozen credit cards and withdraw cash from Japanese convenience store ATMs. Also read: WhatsApp Payment Service Holds Implications

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WhatsApp Payment Service Holds Implications for Bitcoin Adoption

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 22. 23:39

WhatsApp Payment Service Holds Implications for Bitcoin Adoption

Indian E-Commerce site FreeCharge has partnered with WhatsApp to provide payment services directly through the WhatsApp chat application. FreeCharge made the announcement on May 20th, 2016 that they were adding their new feature to the messaging app to enable payment services. Also read: Bitcoin Pizza Day’s Sixth Anniversary! WhatsApp users must have a certain setting approved

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Bitcoin Pizza Day’s Sixth Anniversary!

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 22. 20:57

Bitcoin Pizza Day’s Sixth Anniversary!

It’s that time of year. The anniversary of the notorious Bitcoin Pizza Day. On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz, a developer, paid 10,000 BTC for two pizzas from the Papa John’s franchise. Every year on this date, people celebrate this historic transaction that would cost $4.4 million USD at today’s current rates for 16 slices of pizza.

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New Experiment Allows You to Play Monopoly on the Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 22. 18:29

New Experiment Allows You to Play Monopoly on the Blockchain

Just recently, a new study has been revealed using blockchain technology and the popular Parker Brothers board game Monopoly. In his study, Blocktech IVS founder and CEO Thorkild Grothe-Møller mixes innovative protocols with a classic board game that operates on the principles of basic economics. Also read: IBM Exec to US Gov’t: ‘Safeguard’ Blockchain Innovation or Risk Falling

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The DAO is a New Dow

CoinDesk

2016. May. 22. 18:22

The DAO is a New Dow This op-ed explores The DAO's creation in the context of existing stock exchanges, as well as the overall evolution of technology.

Determining Liability When a DAO is Sued

CoinDesk

2016. May. 22. 16:25

Determining Liability When a DAO is Sued Does distributed presence create distributed liability?

Determining Jurisdiction When a DAO is Sued

CoinDesk

2016. May. 22. 16:25

Determining Jurisdiction When a DAO is Sued Does distributed presence create distributed liability?

This Guy Lost $67,000 in Bitcoin When he Upgraded His Computer

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 21. 18:15

This Guy Lost $67,000 in Bitcoin When he Upgraded His Computer

Keeping a Bitcoin wallet on a computer makes a lot of sense to consumers, but they do not always take the effects of upgrading the machine into account. One guy upgraded his computer and lost $67,000 USD worth of bitcoin in the process. Also read: Larry Tabb: ‘Blockchain Technology Has No First-Mover Advantage’ Upgrading the Computer

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Blockchain's Big Innovation is Trust, Not Money

CoinDesk

2016. May. 21. 17:57

Blockchain's Big Innovation is Trust, Not Money In this opinion piece, a former Wall Street pro discusses why he believes the blockchain is best perceived as an innovation in distributed trust.

The New Banking Standard

CoinDesk

2016. May. 21. 17:40

The New Banking Standard In this op-ed, bitcoin enthusiast Martin Hagelstrom touches on the slow but steady embrace of blockchain by the world's banks.

Smaller Banks Need Bitcoin to Protect the Global Financial System

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 21. 15:00

Smaller Banks Need Bitcoin to Protect the Global Financial System

With the financial ecosystem on the proverbial brink of collapsing, there is a growing concern among banking industry experts. Not about the imminent collapse itself, though, but how hackers can easily attack the global financial system. Also read: IBM Exec to US Gov’t: ‘Safeguard’ Blockchain Innovation or Risk Falling Behind A Threat to The Archaic

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Study Reveals Dash Masternodes Yield 18% ROI

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 21. 12:00

Study Reveals Dash Masternodes Yield 18% ROI

Alongside its recent block size increase, the digital currency Dash and its Masternode system reveal the protocol is doing more than just governance features. According to a recent study, a Masternode holds similar value to a bond and has given those who operate a node a substantial annual return of investment. Also read: OpenBazaar is Here

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Ethereum Startup Offers Grants to Open Blockchain Developers

CoinDesk

2016. May. 21. 00:21

Ethereum Startup Offers Grants to Open Blockchain Developers String Labs has announced its program to award grants to innovators building on the Ethereum blockchain. Permissioned ledgers need-not apply.

Why the Blockchain Needs to Replace Archaic Archiving Methods

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 21. 00:00

Why the Blockchain Needs to Replace Archaic Archiving Methods

A recent survey in The Netherlands shows how a lot of cities lost important records due to floppy disks and CD-ROMs being used for archiving. In this day and age, hardly anyone uses this form of storage anymore, and the blockchain is a more than viable alternative to this problem. Also read: What Happens If BTC

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Ether Price Surges 50% as The DAO Draws Trading Interest

CoinDesk

2016. May. 20. 23:39

Ether Price Surges 50% as The DAO Draws Trading Interest While bitcoin has long dominated the digital currency space, ether has been grabbing headlines - and trading volume - this week.

Larry Tabb: ‘Blockchain Technology Has No First-Mover Advantage’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 20. 21:00

Larry Tabb: ‘Blockchain Technology Has No First-Mover Advantage’

Many enthusiasts see the blockchain as a perfect solution to address a lot of problems in different sectors. But at the same time, industry experts think the first-mover advantage doesn’t apply to blockchain technology right now. Also read: OpenBazaar is Here but Darknet Markets Will Remain First-Mover Disadvantage? Though the blockchain industry has seen a lot

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Researchers Plan 'Unstoppable' DAO to Help Whales Save Themselves

CoinDesk

2016. May. 20. 19:55

Researchers Plan 'Unstoppable' DAO to Help Whales Save Themselves A distributed ledger could help these researchers launch an unstoppable “Human-Whale-Robot-Hybrid” distributed autonomous organization.

Bitcoin Miners Follow Profit to Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. May. 20. 19:16

Bitcoin Miners Follow Profit to Ethereum Blockchain A well-known Chinese bitcoin miner gets into Ethereum as a wide range of high-profile organizations begin to capitalize on the digital currency.

‘Decentralized Uber’ Arcade City: ‘We Will Submit a DAO Proposal’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 20. 18:00

‘Decentralized Uber’ Arcade City: ‘We Will Submit a DAO Proposal’

Bitcoin.com spoke with Christopher David, the founder of the Ethereum-powered Arcade City — dubbed the “Uber killer” — on winning the blockchain awards, his thoughts on the record-setting crowdfunding campaign of The DAO, and using it to fund Arcade City itself.  Also read: Ethereum’s Blockchain ‘Makes Most Sense’ for ‘Gamified’ Ride-Sharing Interview with Arcade City Founder, Christopher David

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Payments Giant Qiwi is Building a Blockchain Replacement for its Core Database

CoinDesk

2016. May. 20. 17:34

Payments Giant Qiwi is Building a Blockchain Replacement for its Core Database Russian payments firm Qiwi is currently designing its own proprietary blockchain system in an effort to replace its central payments database.

OpenBazaar is Here but Darknet Markets Will Remain

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 20. 15:00

OpenBazaar is Here but Darknet Markets Will Remain

Many believe a new day is dawning with the launch of the decentralized market OpenBazaar. However, it still doesn’t cut the mustard when it comes to those dealing with black market goods. In fact darknet markets (DNM) are stronger than ever and have continued the legacy of the original Silk Road with much success. Here’s a look

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BTCPOP offer Instant Collateral Loans

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 20. 14:32

BTCPOP offer Instant Collateral Loans

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product, use at your own risk. This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! As of today (Friday 20th May 2016), BTCPOP are the first ever P2P bitcoin lending company that offer Collateral Instant Loans. BTCPOP are renowned for being a unique and innovative bitcoin lending platform,

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Coinbase to Offer Ether, Litecoin Under New GDAX Brand

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 20. 14:09

Coinbase to Offer Ether, Litecoin Under New GDAX Brand

Coinbase has announced its part rebranding to GDAX following its decision to support Ether (ETH), with Litecoin (LTC) also “in the works.” Also read: Ripple & Coinbase Expected to Obtain NY BitLicense Litecoin & Ether Trading on GDAX A week after its fourth birthday, the service made an initial “clarifying announcement” via Twitter Thursday: To

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Proof of Art: Bringing Bitcoin Advocacy to the Art Galleria

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 20. 12:00

Proof of Art: Bringing Bitcoin Advocacy to the Art Galleria

A Bitcoin-themed art event, Poof of Art, will be taking place on May 25th, 2016 in San Francisco, California. It will be hosted at Code and Canvas, which happens to be a specialized venue in the city dedicated specifically to hosting art events about technology. Also read: What Happens If BTC Hits $10,000? Bitcoin Enthusiasts

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What Happens If BTC Hits $10,000? Bitcoin Enthusiasts Respond

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 20. 03:00

What Happens If BTC Hits $10,000? Bitcoin Enthusiasts Respond

What if Bitcoin’s price surges beyond the 2013 record high reaching $10,000 a coin like Tim Draper predicts? Would you pay off your student debts? Start a Bitcoin business? Buy a Bentley? Bitcoin.com decided to run an experiment to see what some enthusiasts would do if the price hit five digits.  Also read: Zaif Encourages Bitcoin Average Price Investing With Direct Debits What Would You Do If BTC Hits

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Bitcoin Vanity Address Service Vante.me in the Hot Seat

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 20. 00:00

Bitcoin Vanity Address Service Vante.me in the Hot Seat

Bitcoin vanity services have always had a certain appeal, as it allows users to generate a customer address to send and receive funds from. Vante.me is a new vanity address service, and they hope to stand out from similar offerings. Also read: Senator Lindsey Graham Feels Ransomware is an Act of Terrorism Vante.me: Bitcoin Vanity

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Russia's 'Bitcoin Ban' Faces Uncertain Future After Draft Bill Withdrawn

CoinDesk

2016. May. 19. 22:12

Russia's 'Bitcoin Ban' Faces Uncertain Future After Draft Bill Withdrawn A bill that would ban so-called money surrogates such as bitcoin in Russia has an uncertain future.

Coinbase Exchange to Rebrand Following Ethereum Trading Launch

CoinDesk

2016. May. 19. 21:08

Coinbase Exchange to Rebrand Following Ethereum Trading Launch Bitcoin exchange and wallet service Coinbase is adding support for ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network.

SaruTobi, the Game That Tips Players in Bitcoin, Is Now On Android

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 19. 21:00

SaruTobi, the Game That Tips Players in Bitcoin, Is Now On Android

SaruTobi, the mobile game that spreads Bitcoin use by tipping its players, has at last released a version for Android – with added cross-game features. Also read: Blockchain Launches Thunder Network Prototype SaruTobi Arrives on Android The game has been popular on iOS since it first appeared in December 2014. Having started with donations and cloud mining

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Good Samaritan Hacker ‘Johoe’ to Develop New Trezor for SatoshiLabs

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 19. 18:00

Good Samaritan Hacker ‘Johoe’ to Develop New Trezor for SatoshiLabs

SatoshiLabs has hired cryptography researcher and Bitcoin ‘white hat’ hacker Jochen Hoenicke, to help the company work on the next generation of its flagship TREZOR hardware wallet devices. Also read: IDC Report Says Blockchain Could Improve Gov’t Functions ‘Bitcoin Hero’ Johoe Hoenicke, aka “Johoe,” earned the respect of the Bitcoin community in 2014-15 when he

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Sydney Stock Exchange Developing Blockchain Trading System

CoinDesk

2016. May. 19. 17:30

Sydney Stock Exchange Developing Blockchain Trading System A stock exchange in Australia is developing a private equity market solution using blockchain technology.

The Law of The DAO

CoinDesk

2016. May. 19. 17:15

The Law of The DAO What is the legal status of The DAO? In this opinion piece, lawyer Drew Hinkes takes a deep dive into laws surrounding fundraising and more.

Senator Lindsey Graham Feels Ransomware is an Act of Terrorism

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 19. 15:00

Senator Lindsey Graham Feels Ransomware is an Act of Terrorism

Law enforcement agencies and government officials are trying to come up with a strategy to fight Bitcoin ransomware on a global scale. One proposal would see countries not doing anything to stop ransomware groups should be treated the same as those who aid in terrorism. Also read: IDC Report Says Blockchain Could Improve Gov’t Functions

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Apache Foundation Founder Named Hyperledger Executive Director

CoinDesk

2016. May. 19. 14:28

Apache Foundation Founder Named Hyperledger Executive Director The founder of the Apache Software Foundation, Brian Behlendorf, joins the open-source Hyperledger Project as its first executive director.

Clinical Trials Show the Blockchain Can Stop ‘Fraudulent’ Science

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 19. 12:00

Clinical Trials Show the Blockchain Can Stop ‘Fraudulent’ Science

Two doctors have recently devised a concept that makes clinical trial documents immutable using blockchain technology. A universal method of keeping clinical research untampered is an issue within the medical field. Often these trials can be manipulated, and the resulting treatment and medication can be over-exaggerated. Also read: Former US Mint Director Brings Bitcoin to

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Judge Dismisses Mt Gox Class Action Lawsuit in Canada

CoinDesk

2016. May. 19. 00:53

Judge Dismisses Mt Gox Class Action Lawsuit in Canada An effort to bring a class action lawsuit against defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has been dismissed in Canada.

IDC Report Says Blockchain Could Improve Gov’t Functions

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 19. 00:00

IDC Report Says Blockchain Could Improve Gov’t Functions

A new research paper released by market analysis and advisory firm IDC Government Insights (International Data Corporation) provides evidence for the use case of blockchains as a secure way to store, time stamp, and efficiently audit data. Also read: SWIFT Hacked Again: Are Centralized Networks Failing? IDC: Blockchain Could Make Government Records More ‘Secure and Transparent’

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Public Opinion Split As The DAO Rakes In Ethereum Funding

CoinDesk

2016. May. 18. 22:55

Public Opinion Split As The DAO Rakes In Ethereum Funding A look at some of the notable support and criticism from community members about TheDAO, the organization that has raised nearly $150m in funding.

Blockchain Launches Thunder Network Prototype

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 18. 22:37

Blockchain Launches Thunder Network Prototype

Thunder, a project by Blockchain.info, is a collection of alternate nodes that allow users to make bitcoin payments off-chain in seconds, and sync with the standard Bitcoin network later. Unlike traditional payments made with bitcoin that can take up to an hour for a healthy number of confirmations, transactions made on the Thunder network are

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Former US Mint Director Brings Bitcoin to Retirement Investing

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 18. 21:00

Former US Mint Director Brings Bitcoin to Retirement Investing

Bitcoin users can invest their Bitcoin in a fully compliant IRA retirement account through a new service announced today by BitcoinIRA.com. The Bitcoin IRA enables investors to hold Bitcoin directly as part of a tax-advantaged retirement portfolio. The company’s Chief Strategist is former director of the U.S. Mint Edmund C. Moy. Also read: ETF Queen Moriarty Takes

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Nasdaq Explores How Blockchain Could Fuel Solar Energy Market

CoinDesk

2016. May. 18. 20:38

Nasdaq Explores How Blockchain Could Fuel Solar Energy Market During a demonstration today, Nasdaq unveiled a service that lets solar power generators sell certificates using its Linq blockchain service.

SWIFT Hacked Again: Are Centralized Networks Failing?

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 18. 18:00

SWIFT Hacked Again: Are Centralized Networks Failing?

SWIFT has confirmed another breach to its system in a statement issued to SWIFT’s customers on May 13th, 2016. The attack was executed using malware that mirrored the first hit to the network that resulted in the theft of $81 million USD being stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank. Also read: Bruce Fenton to RT News: Bitcoin

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‘Blockchain Revolution’ Comes to Wall Street at Nasdaq Event

CoinDesk

2016. May. 18. 17:35

‘Blockchain Revolution’ Comes to Wall Street at Nasdaq Event The authors of "Blockchain Revolution" spoke this morning about their latest published work at an event hosted by Nasdaq.

On Blockchain Disillusionment and Bitcoin's Big Bad Wolves

CoinDesk

2016. May. 18. 16:35

On Blockchain Disillusionment and Bitcoin's Big Bad Wolves Beneath the headlines, there’s arguably been the early stirrings of a sea change in the blockchain industry.

Former State Street Blockchain Lead Launches Post-Trade Startup

CoinDesk

2016. May. 18. 15:13

Former State Street Blockchain Lead Launches Post-Trade Startup State Street’s former blockchain lead has launched a new startup focused on using the tech to “redesign” the securities services industry.

IBM Exec to US Gov’t: ‘Safeguard’ Blockchain Innovation or Risk Falling Behind

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 18. 15:00

IBM Exec to US Gov’t:  ‘Safeguard’ Blockchain Innovation or Risk Falling Behind

IBM Blockchain Technologies Executive Jerry Cuomo testified on May 16 before the President’s Commission concerning National Cyber Security. Cuomo spoke on the attributes of blockchain technology and its use in society. The meeting involved a panel of government officials and other technological firm representatives. Also read: Vitalik Buterin: Russia’s Crypto Ban Would Stifle Blockchains IBM Familiarizes Gov’t with

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Bitcoin.com Launches Official Store, Top Quality Bitcoin Merch

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 18. 12:00

Bitcoin.com Launches Official Store, Top Quality Bitcoin Merch

Bitcoin.com, a leading source for education, information and news regarding everyone’s favorite cryptocurrency, has launched a global store for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, by cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Also read: Mitt Romney Tax Record Hacker Sentenced to Prison for Bitcoin Ransom What Can You Find at the Bitcoin.com Store? We’re excited to announce the launch of the Bitcoin.com store. We feature

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Line Fined by Japanese Regulators for Issuing Digital Currency

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 18. 09:39

Line Fined by Japanese Regulators for Issuing Digital Currency

Popular social messaging platform Line issued payment tokens for an online game, but that decision may backfire on the company very soon. Japanese regulators feel Line broke rules, which means the company is subject to a financial sanction. Also read: Mitt Romney Tax Record Hacker Sentenced to Prison for Bitcoin Ransom Payment Token Line Crossed Most

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DDoS blocked

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 18. 05:58

DDoS blocked

Another denial of service attack has been blocked with a combination of Cloudflare rules and custom solutions.

A list of some of the IP addresses that took part in the DDoS attack (infected computers most likely):

199.85.237.196185.5.60.90188.106.230.174178.175.120.13183.28.162.10584.109.197.22175.142.173.2179.126.116.13984.109.216.197189.63.50.923.120.255.12115.42.123.162177.18.11.222105.158.154.23584.87.59.2200.102.66.184188.108.228.9586.191.27.78177.9.103.207201.6.230.175191.189.8.7279.167.129.14210.186.104.249177.237.9.239189.24.203.64179.217.55.134179.181.177.2391.32.74.156186.149.81.6361.211.214.244189.69.11.252124.6.181.52177.125.168.78197.32.161.178124.104.46.22945.216.210.123189.107.69.36189.1.61.142187.113.1.128112.203.226.97171.4.248.98123.136.106.75130.105.113.221191.33.92.18414.169.35.180179.96.183.4514.161.2.237180.190.91.241104.41.206.57113.165.166.16103.231.92.129121.40.225.241202.5.194.26179.186.159.36197.0.18.7484.61.57.61187.49.241.196180.191.138.145129.208.175.225202.90.134.62139.196.37.170187.113.124.203190.237.183.68177.16.254.80187.44.154.194143.137.73.48177.98.209.4460.49.75.2668.69.239.82193.252.200.125177.16.244.104177.125.175.1110.55.100.10549.149.30.2541.9.123.214117.3.0.109177.13.25.4160.50.111.12138.204.38.19177.39.206.222112.198.75.188187.112.228.72113.11.86.95118.101.255.70197.38.224.187117.3.102.8812.167.101.50156.204.171.196156.204.8.107176.190.147.24197.40.35.85201.29.2.146156.204.117.10197.40.175.221178.221.159.229171.249.41.7189.101.114.202191.241.33.146186.150.197.25327.75.211.44213.207.159.5991.146.149.6562.61.234.62122.53.137.173124.6.155.114188.108.11.90104.197.96.221146.148.45.35108.59.85.1071.32.72.59177.98.244.228197.38.200.169

Bruce Fenton to RT News: Bitcoin is Secure, Scalability Will Be Fixed

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 18. 00:00

Bruce Fenton to RT News: Bitcoin is Secure, Scalability Will Be Fixed

Bitcoin is a secure network that has never been hacked and is actually safer than owning gold, said Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Bruce Fenton in a television interview with RT this week. Also read: Mitt Romney Tax Record Hacker Sentenced to Prison for Bitcoin Ransom Bitcoin losses had come mainly from company failures like Mt

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Deloitte Demos Blockchain Use Case for Art Industry

CoinDesk

2016. May. 17. 22:38

Deloitte Demos Blockchain Use Case for Art Industry Professional services firm Deloitte has unveiled a new blockchain proof-of-concept focused on artwork provenance.

Mitt Romney Tax Record Hacker Sentenced to Prison for Bitcoin Ransom

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 17. 21:00

Mitt Romney Tax Record Hacker Sentenced to Prison for Bitcoin Ransom

Accepting Bitcoin for illicit transactions is never a good idea, and the alleged hacker of tax records belonging to Mitt Romney has found that out the hard way. Michael Mancil Brown was found guilty of fraud and extortion. Also read: Vitalik Buterin: Russia’s Crypto Ban Would Stifle Blockchains Mitt Romney Tax Record Extortion Is Bad

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Vermont is Close to Passing a Law That Would Make Blockchain Records Admissible in Court

CoinDesk

2016. May. 17. 19:19

Vermont is Close to Passing a Law That Would Make Blockchain Records Admissible in Court An economic development bill in Vermont includes language that makes blockchain data a form of admissible court evidence.

Denmark’s CCEDK to Cease Trading, Reopen as Finance Incubator

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 17. 18:00

Denmark’s CCEDK to Cease Trading, Reopen as Finance Incubator

Pioneering Danish Bitcoin exchange CCEDK is to close down and reopen as a financial gateway for OpenLedger, its creator has announced. Also read: Digix: Gold-Backed Ethereum Smart Contracts for All CCEDK Out, OpenLedger In Ronny Boesing, who started the exchange in 2014, released the news to users in a statement Friday. “The current trading engine will

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Tendermint Exploring Possible Public Blockchain Launch

CoinDesk

2016. May. 17. 17:45

Tendermint Exploring Possible Public Blockchain Launch Blockchain app specialist Tendermint is in the early stages of launching a public blockchain that could find it issuing tokens.

Vitalik Buterin: Russia’s Crypto Ban Would Stifle Blockchains

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 17. 14:00

Vitalik Buterin: Russia’s Crypto Ban Would Stifle Blockchains

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin recently spoke on the possibilities of applying his decentralized smart contracts platform in Russia, the proposed cryptocurrency ban in the country, and talked with representatives from the country’s central bank at a fintech event held in Russia’s “Silicon Valley.” Also read: Cashila Launches New Ethereum Platform Called ICONOMI Ethereum Fuels Russian Interest The event

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Confused By Blockchain? Separating Revolution from Evolution

CoinDesk

2016. May. 17. 13:55

Confused By Blockchain? Separating Revolution from Evolution What's a blockchain, what's not and why does it matter? Former itBit director Antony Lewis attacks these questions in this opinion piece.

Refusing to Decrypt Hard Drives May Equal Indefinite Jail Time

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 17. 12:00

Refusing to Decrypt Hard Drives May Equal Indefinite Jail Time

The topic of encryption is becoming more prominent in media headlines these days as consumers want to protect their privacy. But the US government does not agree with this stance as federal prosecutors propose indefinite prison for a suspect unwilling to decrypt his hard drives. Also read: Zaif Encourages Bitcoin Average Price Investing With Direct

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Zaif Encourages Bitcoin Average Price Investing With Direct Debits

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 17. 05:19

Zaif Encourages Bitcoin Average Price Investing With Direct Debits

In a first for Japanese customers, local exchange Zaif today launched a service for customers to invest in Bitcoin incrementally over time, with automated withdrawals from bank accounts. Also read: Walmart Steps Into the World of FinTech With New Payment App The service, called “Zaifcoin Reserve,” allows users to set an amount of fiat currency they

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Walmart Steps Into the World of FinTech With New Payment App

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 17. 05:00

Walmart Steps Into the World of FinTech With New Payment App

Walmart is finally stepping into the world of FinTech with the launch of Walmart Pay, an application that lets customers check out by scanning a QR code at the register. Also read: Target Is Hiring an Expert Who Understands Bitcoin Launching 5 months after its 2015 announcement, Walmart’s new payment app aims to improve customer

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GTEC Awards Final: €50,000 Eyed by Blockchain Innovators

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 17. 02:00

GTEC Awards Final: €50,000 Eyed by Blockchain Innovators

Tuesday will see the unveiling of the winner at the GTEC Blockchain Innovation Awards in Berlin, with startups in line for up to €20,000 in prize money. Also read: Wall St. Veteran Tone Vays: 90% of Blockchain Companies are ‘Meaningless’ GTEC Gives International Recognition to Blockchain Innovators Over 100 applicants have been whittled down to a

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Bitcoin Price Tests $460 But Fails at Upward Climb

CoinDesk

2016. May. 17. 00:33

Bitcoin Price Tests $460 But Fails at Upward Climb The price of bitcoin tested resistance at $460 over the weekend ending 15th May, but failed to break through what could prove to be a key level.

Presidential Cybersecurity Panel Hears Blockchain Testimony By IBM

CoinDesk

2016. May. 16. 22:24

Presidential Cybersecurity Panel Hears Blockchain Testimony By IBM A panel on national security and cyberspace appointed by President Barack Obama heard testimony on blockchain technology from IBM earlier today.

LegacyNest Can Make Your Will, But Can’t Smart Contracts Too?

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 16. 21:00

LegacyNest Can Make Your Will, But Can’t Smart Contracts Too?

A new startup called LegacyNest will help you write a will on your behalf, as well as check whether you are still alive. But at the same time, smart contracts can achieve this same goal, which begs the question whether or not this startup will succeed. Also read: 45% of US Households Avoid Online Shopping Due

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Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Releases Code for 'Thunder' Payment Channel Tech

CoinDesk

2016. May. 16. 20:51

Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Releases Code for 'Thunder' Payment Channel Tech The development of payments channels on the bitcoin network took a step forward today with new technology released by wallet startup Blockchain.

Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Releases Code for 'Thunder' Payment Channels

CoinDesk

2016. May. 16. 20:51

Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Releases Code for 'Thunder' Payment Channels The development of payments channels on the bitcoin network took a step forward today with new technology released by wallet startup Blockchain.

R3 Bank Partner Northern Trust Details Four Internal Blockchain Tests

CoinDesk

2016. May. 16. 20:03

R3 Bank Partner Northern Trust Details Four Internal Blockchain Tests R3CEV's test with Northern Trust inspired a blockchain proof-of-concept among three other experiments for different aspects of asset management.

Gatecoin Claims $2 Million in Bitcoins and Ethers Lost in Security Breach

CoinDesk

2016. May. 16. 18:27

Gatecoin Claims $2 Million in Bitcoins and Ethers Lost in Security Breach Gatecoin has claimed that it lost as much as 185,000 ethers and 250 bitcoins, an amount worth roughly $2.14m at press time.

Is Bitcoin a True Anti-War Currency?

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 16. 18:00

Is Bitcoin a True Anti-War Currency?

It is not common to speak of currency as being pro or anti-war. A freely traded currency is merely an economic tool that facilitates the exchange of goods and services by people whose intentions may be good or evil. All things being equal, the money is morally and politically neutral in whatever form it takes.

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Identity Startup Netki to Launch SSL Certificate for Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. May. 16. 17:05

Identity Startup Netki to Launch SSL Certificate for Blockchain Netki has announced the launch of its identity certificate pilot, allowing all parties in a transaction to be trusted and verifiable under regulation.

The Top 5 Takeaways from CoinDesk’s State of Blockchain Q1 2016

CoinDesk

2016. May. 16. 15:32

The Top 5 Takeaways from CoinDesk’s State of Blockchain Q1 2016 CoinDesk highlights five of the biggest trends from its most recent Q1 2016 State of Blockchain report.

45% of US Households Avoid Online Shopping Due to Cybercrime Risk

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 16. 15:00

45% of US Households Avoid Online Shopping Due to Cybercrime Risk

Online shopping is becoming a significant trend all over the world, yet a lot of people show concerns of online privacy and security. A recent US government study shows half of Americans are put off by lackluster security and privacy. Also read: 11FS Blockchain Consultancy Seeks $100 Million Online Shopping Not Secure Enough Consumers all over the

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My Dinner with Adam Back, by Roger Ver

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 16. 12:00

My Dinner with Adam Back, by Roger Ver

This article first appeared on forum.bitcoin.com. Join the discussion here! About a week ago, at the NYC Consensus conference I was fortunate enough to get to spend four hours over dinner with Adam Back of Blockstream, and Kristov Atlas of Blockchain.info Also read: 11FS Blockchain Consultancy Seeks $100 Million My Dinner with Adam Back I’ll do

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An Anatomy of Bitcoin's Great Scaling Debate

CoinDesk

2016. May. 15. 13:04

An Anatomy of Bitcoin's Great Scaling Debate Missed bitcoin's big scaling debate? In this opinion piece, University College Dublin's Dr Paul Ennis breaks down the various stages.

11FS Blockchain Consultancy Seeks $100 Million

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 15. 12:00

11FS Blockchain Consultancy Seeks $100 Million

Recently, there have been reports of a new fintech consultancy firm that will be headquartered in London, touting blockchain technology. The speculative new company, called 11FS, has reportedly raised $5 million USD in seed funding already from the venture capital operation Life.SREDA. Also read: Bitcoin: Money as a Bill of Rights? 11FS Seeks $100 Million USD by

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Blockchain and the Race Towards Irrelevance

CoinDesk

2016. May. 15. 04:08

Blockchain and the Race Towards Irrelevance Are financial incumbents in denial about the true impact of blockchain tech? Blockchain specialist Matthew Spoke argues the answer might be yes.

Doug Miller of KeepKey Bitcoin Wallet on SegWit and New Features

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 15. 02:00

Doug Miller of KeepKey Bitcoin Wallet on SegWit and New Features

KeepKey is one of the top Bitcoin Hardware Wallets in the industry right now. I recently had the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with one, as well as speak to Doug Miller of KeepKey. KeepKey is a very solidly-built wallet with a large, very easy to read screen. A lot of attention to detail

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Malaysian Central Bank Focuses on Adapting FinTech Regulation

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 14. 21:00

Malaysian Central Bank Focuses on Adapting FinTech Regulation

Malaysia is one of the most recent countries to look at its current regulatory guidelines and come up with changes to take part of the FinTech revolution. Keeping in mind how Bitcoin is a part of FinTech as well, these changes will have a rippling effect on cryptocurrency adoption. Also read: Japan Could Come to

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Childish Personal Attacks Are Damaging the Bitcoin Industry

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 14. 18:00

Childish Personal Attacks Are Damaging the Bitcoin Industry

Bitcoin developers and entrepreneurs frequently endure public ad hominem attacks from others in the community. It’s time thought leaders honored their recently-signed pledge to put a stop to such unprofessional behavior. Also read: Bitcoin: Money as a Bill of Rights? The Bitcoin industry has always had participants who are passionate about its surrounding issues. Many have

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Bitcoin Core is Seeking to Overhaul How it Upgrades its Code

CoinDesk

2016. May. 14. 14:12

Bitcoin Core is Seeking to Overhaul How it Upgrades its Code Bitcoin's main development team is taking its first steps toward democratizing and lower barriers to entry to its ongoing tech efforts.

Why Out-of-Hospital Blockchains Matter

CoinDesk

2016. May. 14. 12:27

Why Out-of-Hospital Blockchains Matter This opinion piece explores possible blockchain applications in the healthcare space beyond hospitals and clinics.

Japan Could Come to Dominate the Bitcoin Landscape

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 14. 12:00

Japan Could Come to Dominate the Bitcoin Landscape

Japan seems to have Bitcoin fever these days. Trading volume is growing exponentially in the region and organizations across the region are investing in this new technology. Now the Japanese blockchain firm TechBureau, who maintains one of Japan’s largest Bitcoin exchanges, Zaif, has just raised ¥720m or $6.5 million USD. As well as this significant

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Digital Currency Exchange Gatecoin Offline After Loss of Funds

CoinDesk

2016. May. 14. 00:50

Digital Currency Exchange Gatecoin Offline After Loss of Funds Hong Kong-based digital currency exchange Gatecoin has reportedly experienced a hack, resulting in losses from its connected wallets.

Taiwan Police Arrest Man Behind Alleged Bitcoin Trading Scam

CoinDesk

2016. May. 13. 23:53

Taiwan Police Arrest Man Behind Alleged Bitcoin Trading Scam Local authorities in Taiwan are said to have arrested a man believed to have orchestrated a bitcoin trading platform scam.

Bitcoin Price Stabilizes at $450 But Forecast Ahead Unclear

CoinDesk

2016. May. 13. 21:43

Bitcoin Price Stabilizes at $450 But Forecast Ahead Unclear Bitcoin prices fluctuated little in the week ending 13th May, staying largely between $450 and $460 amid lackluster trading volume.

Visa and MasterCard Secretly Increase Processing Fees

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 13. 21:00

Visa and MasterCard Secretly Increase Processing Fees

The introduction of new NFC and EMV-enabled payment cards has forced merchants to upgrade their payment terminals since last 2015. However, it seems that upgrade brought other unwanted changes, such as an increase in debit transaction fees. Also read: Cashila Launches New Ethereum Platform Called ICONOMI Processing Payment Cards Become More Expensive With Higher Fees Any

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New York Police Win FinCEN Award for Bitcoin Investigation

CoinDesk

2016. May. 13. 20:36

New York Police Win FinCEN Award for Bitcoin Investigation The New York Police Department winning an award from the Financial Crimes Enforcement network after tracing a series of bitcoin transactions.

Bank of Japan Official: Central Banks Need to Watch Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. May. 13. 19:26

Bank of Japan Official: Central Banks Need to Watch Blockchain A Bank of Japan official said this week that central banks should watch developments surrounding bitcoin and blockchain "closely".

Kompany.com Announces Private Blockchain Integration

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 13. 18:00

Kompany.com Announces Private Blockchain Integration

The business registry database, Kompany.com, made it known at a joint conference of the European Commerce Registers’ Forum (ECRF) and Corporate Registers’ Forum (CRF) that they are introducing a blockchain ledger into their business model. Also read: A Bitcoin Chat With CoinCorner CTO Danny Scott The company says their electronic ledger will be used as a

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Japan's TechBureau Raises $6.5 Million for Bitcoin and Blockchain Services

CoinDesk

2016. May. 13. 17:05

Japan's TechBureau Raises $6.5 Million for Bitcoin and Blockchain Services A Japanese blockchain startup has reportedly raised $6.2m in a new Series A funding round.

Cashila Launches New Ethereum Platform Called ICONOMI

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 13. 14:42

Cashila Launches New Ethereum Platform Called ICONOMI

A new service has been launched by the Cashila team, with the aim of making Ether trading more convenient for users. ICONOMI, as this new feature is called, enables purchases through direct SEPA transfers. Also read: A Bitcoin Chat With CoinCorner CTO Danny Scott ICONOMI For Ethereum Enthusiasts Cashila is one of the many cryptocurrency exchange platforms in

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Five Strategic Firms in the Crypto-Landscape

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 13. 12:00

Five Strategic Firms in the Crypto-Landscape

There’s been a lot of venture capital flying around the cryptocurrency and blockchain environment this year. Some investment firms are legacy financial institutions who have their sights set on this emerging technology. However, some firms are purely dedicated to the blossoming fintech industry and are snatching up every digital currency and distributed ledger startup they

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A Bitcoin Chat With CoinCorner CTO Danny Scott

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 13. 02:00

A Bitcoin Chat With CoinCorner CTO Danny Scott

CoinCorner recently became one of the first Designated Business title holders in The Isle of Man. As the Bitcoin company is now officially compliant with regulation, the time has come to look at what users can expect in the future. Also read: NIST Starts Developing Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards CoinCorner CTO Danny Scott Talks Business We

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CapGemini to Develop Blockchain Loyalty Tech Amid ‘Aggressive’ Hiring Push

CoinDesk

2016. May. 13. 00:04

CapGemini to Develop Blockchain Loyalty Tech Amid ‘Aggressive’ Hiring Push CapGemini took its latest step on its bid to dramatically increase its investment in blockchain tech this week, announcing a retail payments trial.

CapGemini to Develop Blockchain Loyalty Tech Amid ‘Aggressive’ Hiring

CoinDesk

2016. May. 13. 00:04

CapGemini to Develop Blockchain Loyalty Tech Amid ‘Aggressive’ Hiring CapGemini took its latest step on its bid to dramatically increase its investment in blockchain tech this week, announcing a retail payments trial.

BitPagos Is Making Waves at Disrupt 2016

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 13. 00:00

BitPagos Is Making Waves at Disrupt 2016

The startup BitPagos is making waves at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 event held in New York. The conference at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal has highlighted the company’s achievements to enable credit within the online blockchain industry.  Also read: New Yorkers Tout Blockchain at Libertarian Party Convention The team has also made it as a finalist for the

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The DAO: Or How A Leaderless Ethereum-Based Organization Raised $50 Million (Even Though No One Quite Knows What It Is)

CoinDesk

2016. May. 12. 22:19

The DAO: Or How A Leaderless Ethereum-Based Organization Raised $50 Million (Even Though No One Quite Knows What It Is) A leaderless, distributed organization raised $50m worth of ether to invest in sharing economy projects, but how it came to be is largely a mystery.

The DAO: Or How A Leaderless Ethereum-Based Organization Raised $50 Million

CoinDesk

2016. May. 12. 22:19

The DAO: Or How A Leaderless Ethereum-Based Organization Raised $50 Million A leaderless, distributed organization raised $50m worth of ether to invest in sharing economy projects, but how it came to be is largely a mystery.

Palantir Denies Ownership of 'Quantum' Bitcoin Cloud Mining Service

CoinDesk

2016. May. 12. 21:17

Palantir Denies Ownership of 'Quantum' Bitcoin Cloud Mining Service Big data company Palantir says it has no involvement with a Hong Kong cloud mining service that claims to be owned by it.

Palantir Denies Ownership of 'Quantum' Bitcoin Mining Service

CoinDesk

2016. May. 12. 21:17

Palantir Denies Ownership of 'Quantum' Bitcoin Mining Service Big data company Palantir says it has no involvement with a Hong Kong cloud mining service that claims to be owned by it.

Scientific Research Proof-of-Concept Validates Bitcoin Technology

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 12. 21:00

Scientific Research Proof-of-Concept Validates Bitcoin Technology

A recent science publication on F1000Research ventures into the world of using Bitcoin technology to improve the trustworthiness of medical science. The trust in scientific research has diminished over the past few years due to data and evidence manipulation. And it’s possible that Bitcoin could restore that trust. Also read: Government Planners Will Fail at

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Congressional Committee Hears Testimony on Blockchain in Health Care

CoinDesk

2016. May. 12. 18:53

Congressional Committee Hears Testimony on Blockchain in Health Care A representative for a US think tank spoke before a Congressional committee yesterday on blockchain's role in health care.

China: Bitcoin Banks, Mines, Myths and Realities

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 12. 18:00

China: Bitcoin Banks, Mines, Myths and Realities

Western curiosity about Bitcoin in China remains high, but access to information is usually quite limited. See also: Bitcoin’s Capital Controls Resistance a Concern says IMF as $1 Trillion Leaves China As a consequence, there are a few tropes about Chinese Bitcoin activity that tend to pop up in every conversation. There are huge factory-like mining

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Korea Exchange Talks Top-Down Approach to Blockchain Innovation

CoinDesk

2016. May. 12. 17:29

Korea Exchange Talks Top-Down Approach to Blockchain Innovation The Korea Exchange opens up about its strategy on blockchain tech and why it is investigating how it could be used to open new markets.

Why Satoshi Nakamoto's Identity Matters

CoinDesk

2016. May. 12. 17:26

Why Satoshi Nakamoto's Identity Matters In this opinion piece, one bitcoin CEO argues that Satoshi Nakamoto's identity does matter, despite claims otherwise from the community.

Bitcoin Foundation Receives $65,000 from Mystery Mining Pool

CoinDesk

2016. May. 12. 15:54

Bitcoin Foundation Receives $65,000 from Mystery Mining Pool Half of the proceeds from an apparently errant bitcoin transaction have been donated by the recipient mining pool.

Government Planners Will Fail at Regulating Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 12. 15:00

Government Planners Will Fail at Regulating Bitcoin

The world is changing. And due to certain technologies and information, citizens of this globe are thinking differently. The advent of the Internet has brought us vast amounts of subject material that has changed our thoughts on government. Encryption has taught us how to keep things private while using the web. And with Bitcoin, the

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Who Can Name the Bigger Number?

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 12. 03:48

Who Can Name the Bigger Number? Who Can Name the Bigger Number?:

Highly off-topic, also a fascinating read.

Blockchain.info is the new phishing target. Both links reported...

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 12. 00:33

Blockchain.info is the new phishing target. Both links reported...

Blockchain.info is the new phishing target. Both links reported to AdWords.

Monitoring bitcoin ads wasn’t part of my daily routine, but after what these scammers pulled yesterday, I’ll make it so and will report any phishing links immediately. Dear scammers: maybe targetting BitBargain wasn’t the best tactic in the long run?

Why Silvergate’s CEO is Banking 15 Bitcoin Companies

CoinDesk

2016. May. 11. 22:02

Why Silvergate’s CEO is Banking 15 Bitcoin Companies As Silvergate Bank prepares to give its 16th bitcoin account its CEO talks about how he got in the business of working with digital currency startups.

NIST Starts Developing Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 11. 21:00

NIST Starts Developing Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards

The way we think about encryption is starting to change, and NIST is working on making cryptography resistant to quantum computing. New cryptographic algorithms are needed, and Bitcoin developers need to start preparing for the future as well. Also read: A Discussion With Antiwar.com’s Angela Keaton Quantum Computing Threatens Cryptography Algorithms Technology is advancing at an

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Former CFTC Official: Barack Obama ‘Should Heed the Call’ on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. May. 11. 18:42

Former CFTC Official: Barack Obama ‘Should Heed the Call’ on Bitcoin The Obama administration should move quickly to embrace bitcoin and blockchain technology, a former government regulator has argued in a new op-ed.

Australia Nearing Decision on Bitcoin Exchange Regulation

CoinDesk

2016. May. 11. 18:12

Australia Nearing Decision on Bitcoin Exchange Regulation The Australian government has officially responded to a Senate report that offered regulatory recommendations for digital currencies.

Bitcoin: Money as a Bill of Rights?

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 11. 18:00

Bitcoin: Money as a Bill of Rights?

In 1999, the Chicago economist Milton Friedman predicted the rise of bitcoin as a currency.  Also read: Austrian School Economists were Bitcoiners, They Just Didn’t Know It Yet He told an interviewer, “The Internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government. The one thing that is missing,

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State of Blockchain Q1 2016: Blockchain Funding Overtakes Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. May. 11. 16:15

State of Blockchain Q1 2016: Blockchain Funding Overtakes Bitcoin CoinDesk has released its latest "State of Blockchain" report, analyzing news and events from Q1 2016.

Theymos: “Bitcoins Belonging to Satoshi Should Be Destroyed”

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 11. 15:54

Theymos: “Bitcoins Belonging to Satoshi Should Be Destroyed”

The recent Craig Wright-Satoshi Nakamoto debacle has spurred a new discussion as to what should happen with the coins mined by the mysterious Bitcoin creator. Theymos, the owner of BitcoinTalk, feels these coins should be destroyed to “prevent disastrous monetary inflation.” Also read: Schools Use Bitcoin Technology to Record Student Credentials The Coins of Satoshi Nakamoto

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A Discussion With Antiwar.com’s Angela Keaton

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 11. 15:00

A Discussion With Antiwar.com’s Angela Keaton

Antiwar.com is ran by a dedicated group of activists devoted to non-interventionism and opposed to the military-industrial complex. The site was founded in 1995 and has been spreading the idea of peace ever since. The website is also a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit, and has accepted bitcoin since 2012, being one of the first recognized charitable

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Four Genuine Blockchain Use Cases

CoinDesk

2016. May. 11. 14:55

Four Genuine Blockchain Use Cases Financial institutions may have more limited ways to harness the technology than previously thought, one researcher argues.

Bitcoin.com Launches a High-Stakes Casino

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 11. 12:00

Bitcoin.com Launches a High-Stakes Casino

Bitcoin.com is excited to announce a new casino portal added to our page, and a new partnership with gaming provider SoftSwiss. Casino.bitcoin.com will feature over 1,000 games from a wide array of gaming platforms, which fall under the purview of the SoftSwiss gaming license, based in Curaçao. Additionally, the leading-edge casino will also offer a

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Testing anti-phishing methods

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 11. 05:21

Testing anti-phishing methods

Yesterday two users had bitcoins stolen from their accounts after they clicked AdWords advertisements, entered their passwords on a fake website and then went to the real site to complete a trade. The attackers logged in with the victims’ passwords, waited for the trades to end and withdrew the coins.

Unfortunately the buyers did not have two factor authentication set up.

We have seen all kinds of methods against phishing. They usually fall into one of the following two categories:

1) Some kind of warning displayed to the user. Think of the login seal on Yahoo, or the IP based login picture on Localbitcoins. Kind of worthless, isn’t it? Whoever doesn’t check that they’re on the right website and using a secure HTTPS connection will certainly not spot the difference in images (which change all the time anyway).

2) Second tier checks. Think of Google Authenticator, text message based 2FA or the so called Login Guard on Localbitcoins. These do work for the most part in preventing phishing attacks, the problem is that if you do not force it on users, most won’t enable them and the scammers will keep finding victims. If you do force it on them, it causes a great inconvenience. Think of late text messages, verification e-mails lost due to anti-spam measures and similar.

The real problem is the user giving out his or her password on a fake website. We will continue to refuse to force tedious security procedures on 99.999% of users because of the understandable, but avoidable mistakes done by the 0.0001%.

So do we just sit back and do nothing while Google misleads our users and sends them to phishing pages repeatedly? Of course not. Here is a list of things we do:

- We encourage our users from time to time to enable two factor authentication

- We come up with custom solutions on the fly during a specific attack and use heuristics with virtually zero false positives to prevent coins from being stolen. This has prevented over 20,000 GBP worth of coins from being stolen in the past.

- We contact the hosting provider & domain registry and do our best to get the domain names removed (we have been successful at suspending at dozens of phishing domains so far) - making it much more work and less cost-effective to defraud our users.

Since yesterday’s phishing attack, a new security feature has been introduced. It may be a bit more intrusive than the other measures taken, but false positives will be monitored.The short (and simplified) version: if a withdrawal is attempted from a different IP address than the one which started the recent trade, it is refused and an e-mail is sent to the buyer with the attempted withdrawal’s details.We hope that this feature will prevent loss of bitcoins for many buyers who give out their password on phishing sites without impacting regular use. The security feature will be disabled if it affects too many users (even two users affected per month is too many).

Schools Use Bitcoin Technology to Record Student Credentials

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 11. 02:00

Schools Use Bitcoin Technology to Record Student Credentials

The use cases of blockchain technology have been touted many times, and various education facilities are using this concept to record and verify student credentials. Adding this new layer of transparency will help employers check candidate credentials in the future. Also read: New Yorkers Tout Blockchain at Libertarian Party Convention Recording Student Credentials On A

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I’m not sure if this like was intentional or if they’re actually...

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 11. 01:35

I’m not sure if this like was intentional or if they’re actually...

I’m not sure if this like was intentional or if they’re actually considering taking at least a bit of responsibility for sending users to a phishing page for the third time now. I would welcome the latter (and the two users affected would too, I’m sure). Most likely it’s just the AdWords robot liking all tweets that mention google.co.uk…

The Golem Project Aims yo Decentralize Internet and Computing

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 11. 00:00

The Golem Project Aims yo Decentralize Internet and Computing

The Golem Project holds a lot of potential value for the future, as it would effectively create a truly decentralized Web. Combining the power of computers all over the world would provide all of the necessary hardware resources, and Ethereum-based payments will clear transactions. Also read: ‘Life On Bitcoin’ is Easier Than Producing a Film

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The Golem Project Aims To Decentralize Internet and Computing

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 11. 00:00

The Golem Project Aims To Decentralize Internet and Computing

The Golem Project holds a lot of potential value for the future, as it would effectively create a truly decentralized Web. Combining the power of computers all over the world would provide all of the necessary hardware resources, and Ethereum-based payments will clear transactions. Also read: ‘Life On Bitcoin’ is Easier Than Producing a Film

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Mystery of Cryptsy's Collapse Grows as CEO's Whereabouts Remain Unknown

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 23:41

Mystery of Cryptsy's Collapse Grows as CEO's Whereabouts Remain Unknown New details have emerged in the ongoing class action suit against the now-defunct digital currency exchange Cryptsy.

Mystery of Cryptsy's Collapse Grows as CEO's Whereabouts Unknown

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 23:41

Mystery of Cryptsy's Collapse Grows as CEO's Whereabouts Unknown New details have emerged in the ongoing class action suit against the now-defunct digital currency exchange Cryptsy.

An In Depth Interview with Rassah From Mycelium

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 10. 22:54

An In Depth Interview with Rassah From Mycelium

Last week, Mycelium introduced the new wallet they have been secretly working on for over six months. Simply called “Mycelium,” the platform will be known as a “Crypto-Swiss Knife“ and will support multiple cryptocurrencies and fiat.  Also read: Microsoft Joins Digital Chamber Of Commerce For Blockchain Advocacy Alongside this announcement, the company has decided to partner with the WAVES

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One of Ripple's Early Supporters is Now Using Ethereum to Rethink Banking

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 21:37

One of Ripple's Early Supporters is Now Using Ethereum to Rethink Banking Fidor Bank CIO Patrick Gruban takes CoinDesk inside a recent tech trial it conducted using the Ethereum blockchain.

This Early Ripple Supporter is Using Ethereum to Rethink Banking

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 21:37

This Early Ripple Supporter is Using Ethereum to Rethink Banking Fidor Bank CIO Patrick Gruban takes CoinDesk inside a recent tech trial it conducted using the Ethereum blockchain.

Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar Unveils Plans for Tor Support, Mobile App

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 19:23

Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar Unveils Plans for Tor Support, Mobile App Distributed marketplace OpenBazaar pubished its plan to integrate with the Tor browser, IPFS, and to build a mobile app with chatbot integration.

NATO Innovation Contest Seeks Military Blockchain Applications

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 18:21

NATO Innovation Contest Seeks Military Blockchain Applications NATO is on the lookout for military-grade blockchain proposals in a technology innovation contest.

10 Quotes That Defined Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 16:30

10 Quotes That Defined Consensus 2016 Speakers from all over the world stole the show at the Consensus 2016 blockchain conference last week. Here are 10 quotes that defined the show.

Supply Chain Startup Fluent Raises $1.65 Million in Seed Funding

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 14:44

Supply Chain Startup Fluent Raises $1.65 Million in Seed Funding Fluent, a startup focused on supply chain applications of the blockchain, has raised a new seed funding round.

New Yorkers Tout Blockchain at Libertarian Party Convention

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 10. 12:00

New Yorkers Tout Blockchain at Libertarian Party Convention

Last week, at the New York Libertarian Party Convention, there was some strong enthusiasm for blockchain technology. According to a report from the Verge, former Ron Paul campaign consultant Nick Spanos was on a mission to promote voting via distributed ledger technology. Other attendees, like presidential candidate John McAfee, also had opinions about the emerging tech.

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Gemini Trading Launch Does Little to Boost Ether Price

CoinDesk

2016. May. 10. 00:26

Gemini Trading Launch Does Little to Boost Ether Price Ether prices experienced only modest movements on 9th May despite its listing on a major US exchange.

‘Life On Bitcoin’ is Easier Than Producing a Film About it

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 10. 00:00

‘Life On Bitcoin’ is Easier Than Producing a Film About it

In a recent blog entry from the creator and star of the documentary Life On Bitcoin, Austin Craig details the hardships the team faced trying to produce a finished product.   Also read: Microsoft Joins Digital Chamber Of Commerce For Blockchain Advocacy In 2013, newlyweds Austin and Beccy Craig started an adventure of trying to live solely

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Private Digital Currency Founder Jailed for 20 Years

CoinDesk

2016. May. 09. 22:36

Private Digital Currency Founder Jailed for 20 Years The founder of Liberty Reserve, a private digital currency system that was a predecessor of bitcoin, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Target Is Hiring an Expert Who Understands Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 09. 21:05

Target Is Hiring an Expert Who Understands Bitcoin

Target is changing its focus to online e-commerce and , according to a report from Business Insider. The company believes its efforts towards this goal is are a necessary step to broaden its horizons. Furthermore, a new position is available for a person who understands Bitcoin and blockchains, which was posted by Target’s Minnesota headquarters on the crypto-job site

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SWIFT: Blockchain Won't Remove All Third Parties in Securities Trade 1 1 new message since 2:21 PM Mark as read (esc) About headlines Channel Details Pinned Items 3/6 Members 1

CoinDesk

2016. May. 09. 20:32

SWIFT: Blockchain Won't Remove All Third Parties in Securities Trade 1  1 new message since 2:21 PM Mark as read (esc) About headlines Channel Details Pinned Items 3/6 Members  1 The research arm of SWIFT released a new report today which argues that blockchain won't replace all third parties in securities trade.

SWIFT: Blockchain Won't Remove All Third Parties in Securities Trade

CoinDesk

2016. May. 09. 20:32

SWIFT: Blockchain Won't Remove All Third Parties in Securities Trade The research arm of SWIFT released a new report today which argues that blockchain won't replace all third parties in securities trade.

Swiss City to Accept Bitcoin Payments for Government Services

CoinDesk

2016. May. 09. 18:25

Swiss City to Accept Bitcoin Payments for Government Services The city of Zug, Switzerland, will pilot a bitcoin payments project that will allow local citizens to pay fees using digital currency.

Vitalik Buterin: Keep Classic, Core Separate to Satisfy Community

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 09. 17:31

Vitalik Buterin: Keep Classic, Core Separate to Satisfy Community

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has said the Bitcoin community “would be happier” if the Classic and Core protocols hard forked. Also read: Accusations Fly as Classic Core Debate Goes Corporate Buterin Says There Can Be ‘Happier’ Groups Buterin made the comments in a French-language interview for French information resource CryptoFR. When asked what he would like

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Is Blockchain the Key to User-Controlled Social Media?

CoinDesk

2016. May. 09. 17:00

Is Blockchain the Key to User-Controlled Social Media? Blockchain industry startups are attempting to capitalize on a growing disillusionment with traditional social media platforms.

After Months of Tests, the Bid to Finally Scale Bitcoin is Nearing Launch

CoinDesk

2016. May. 09. 16:16

After Months of Tests, the Bid to Finally Scale Bitcoin is Nearing Launch After months of testing, bitcoin's long-sought scaling solution Segregated Witness is moving forward to launch.

After Months of Tests, the Big Bid to Scale Bitcoin is Nearing Launch

CoinDesk

2016. May. 09. 16:16

After Months of Tests, the Big Bid to Scale Bitcoin is Nearing Launch After months of testing, bitcoin's long-sought scaling solution Segregated Witness is moving forward to launch.

Coinbase Uses ‘Paranoid’ Cloud Infrastructure to Secure Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 09. 14:16

Coinbase Uses ‘Paranoid’ Cloud Infrastructure to Secure Platform

Coinbase, founded in 2012 by Fred Ehrsam and Brian Armstrong, is one of the most popular bitcoin companies in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The firm has grown quite a bit since its inception and has become one of the largest Bitcoin trading platforms in the United States. In a recent blog post, Brian Armstrong details how

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Microsoft Azure Welcomes 9 New Partners to BaaS Ecosystem

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 08. 21:03

Microsoft Azure Welcomes 9 New Partners to BaaS Ecosystem

Microsoft Azure Welcomes new partners OKcash, VCash, Blocknet, BitSwift and five others to the Blockchain As A Service (BaaS) ecosystem, all of which can be tested out in the Azure DevTest labs now. Also read: Microsoft Joins Digital Chamber Of Commerce For Blockchain Advocacy New Kids on the Block Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible

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Building a Better Bitcoin Fee Market

CoinDesk

2016. May. 08. 18:31

Building a Better Bitcoin Fee Market Bitcoin may now have a fee market, but that reality doesn't mean the network has optimized for this environment, developer Jameson Lopp argues.

What Investors Should Know Before Trading Ether

CoinDesk

2016. May. 08. 16:12

What Investors Should Know Before Trading Ether Interested in trading ether? Here are some basics about the Ethereum market you should know before buying in.

FBI Contracted Former Tor Developer To Create Torsploit Malware

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 08. 15:00

FBI Contracted Former Tor Developer To Create Torsploit Malware

Ever since the Silk Road platform was shut down by law enforcement, people have been wondering if the Tor network was as secure as it is touted to be. As it turns out, a former part-time Tor Project developer helped the FBI in developing the Torsploit malware. Also read: Is the Bitcoin Community Being Too

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Teen Bitcoin Investor Designs ‘Marvel,’ a Virtual Reality Headset

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 08. 12:00

Teen Bitcoin Investor Designs ‘Marvel,’ a Virtual Reality Headset

A teenage entrepreneur named Erik Finman founded a social media company called Botangle after turning $1,000 USD worth of bitcoin into $100,000 at the age of 13. Now, at 17 years old, he is creating a virtual reality headset called the Marvel.    Also read: Inkshares Combines Crowdfunded Publishing with Bitcoin Teenager Makes $100,000 From Bitcoin and Creates Virtual

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How the Blockchain Can Avoid the Perils of Futurism

CoinDesk

2016. May. 07. 18:00

How the Blockchain Can Avoid the Perils of Futurism Is the blockchain community too focused on futurism? In this opinion piece one developer argues the answer is yes.

10 Things You Can Buy for $10 on Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar

CoinDesk

2016. May. 07. 17:30

10 Things You Can Buy for $10 on Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar From lodging to lip balm, the decentralized bitcoin marketplace OpenBazaar is already home to a surprising variety of wares.

Is the Bitcoin Community Being Too Harsh on Gavin Andresen?

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 07. 15:00

Is the Bitcoin Community Being Too Harsh on Gavin Andresen?

Perhaps the biggest casualty of this week’s Satoshi Nakamoto/Craig Wright fiasco has been Gavin Andresen. But has the Bitcoin community been fair to one of its hardest workers? Also read: Ripple & Coinbase Expected to Obtain NY BitLicense Once one of the bitcoin community’s most respected heroes, Andresen’s confirmation that he was “convinced beyond a reasonable

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IBM Brings Blockchains to the Cloud

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 07. 12:00

IBM Brings Blockchains to the Cloud

Recently, IBM announced a new blockchain architecture based in the cloud after working with “hundreds of clients, startups, and developers.” The protocol is a cloud service that address security standards, regulatory compliance with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 140-2) and Evaluation Assurance Levels (EAL). The firm is also making it easier for developers to use

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Liberty Reserve Creator Sentenced To 20 Years Jail Time

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 07. 11:00

Liberty Reserve Creator Sentenced To 20 Years Jail Time

Bitcoin was not the first type of online money to be ever created, as it was preceded by E-Gold and Liberty Reserve, to name a few. The creator of Liberty Reserve was sentenced to 20 years in prison on May 6th. Also read: Inkshares Combines Crowdfunded Publishing with Bitcoin Liberty Reserve Creator Arthur Budovsky Ever

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Bitcoin Prices Calm This Week Despite Craig Wright Controversy

CoinDesk

2016. May. 06. 22:46

Bitcoin Prices Calm This Week Despite Craig Wright Controversy Bitcoin has had a quiet week, experiencing low trading volume and rather modest price changes despite the Craig Wright controversy.

Bitcoin Price Climbs Past $460 After Craig Wright Stumble

CoinDesk

2016. May. 06. 22:46

Bitcoin Price Climbs Past $460 After Craig Wright Stumble Bitcoin has had a quiet week, experiencing low trading volume and rather modest price changes despite the Craig Wright controversy.

Inkshares Combines Crowdfunded Publishing with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 06. 21:00

Inkshares Combines Crowdfunded Publishing with Bitcoin

Inkshares is quite a unique platform when it comes to dealing with Bitcoin payments, as they primarily focus on content creation in written format. Anyone who aspires of writing a book may want to look into this platform, as they accept Bitcoin payments for books as well. Also read: Bitcoin’s Next Adoption Phase Imminent as

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In London, Researchers Look at Blockchain Beyond Financial Services

CoinDesk

2016. May. 06. 20:23

In London, Researchers Look at Blockchain Beyond Financial Services CoinDesk speaks with a senior researcher from Imperial College London's cryptocurrency R&D efforts.

Bitcoin Organized Crime Research Funded by Germany and Austria

CoinDesk

2016. May. 06. 18:44

Bitcoin Organized Crime Research Funded by Germany and Austria The Austrian and German governments are funding a research effort focused on the use of digital currencies in organized crime.

Huobi CEO: PBoC’s Digital Currency ‘Design Ideas’ Differ from Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 06. 18:00

Huobi CEO: PBoC’s Digital Currency ‘Design Ideas’ Differ from Bitcoin

As one of China’s “big three” bitcoin exchanges, Huobi (huobi.com) has been responsible for processing a significant chunk of trading volume, particularly as of late. With over 90% of BTC trading conducted with Chinese Yuan (CNY), the Beijing-based exchange is undoubtedly an important player in the Bitcoin economy. Also read: Bitcoin’s Next Adoption Phase Imminent as Public

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Workshop Experts Explore Problems in Implementing Blockchain IDs

CoinDesk

2016. May. 06. 17:48

Workshop Experts Explore Problems in Implementing Blockchain IDs With cell phones and blockchain technology, the creation of a self sovereign identity becomes a reality where individuals control of themselves.

2016 Has Brought a Bitcoin Awakening

CoinDesk

2016. May. 06. 16:42

2016 Has Brought a Bitcoin Awakening In this opinion piece, investor and Civic founder Vinny Lingham offers a bullish outlook for bitcoin, reversing his predictions from two years ago.

Ethereum: A Valuable FinTech Sandbox

CoinDesk

2016. May. 06. 15:30

Ethereum: A Valuable FinTech Sandbox Daniel Cawrey looks at how Ethereum's potential in blockchain experimentation will help bring about a new digital asset-based economic paradigm.

Ripple & Coinbase Expected to Obtain NY BitLicense

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 06. 15:00

Ripple & Coinbase Expected to Obtain NY BitLicense

According to a Reuters report, Coinbase and Ripple are very close to being approved for bitcoin licenses by New York’s financial regulator, which would allow the two companies to legally operate within the state. Also read: Bitcoin’s Next Adoption Phase Imminent as Public Interest Surges Ripple & Coinbase Want to Operate in NY A notice published

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Microsoft Joins Chamber of Digital Commerce for Blockchain Advocacy

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 06. 12:00

Microsoft Joins Chamber of Digital Commerce for Blockchain Advocacy

Microsoft continues their push to bring their Blockchain-as-a-Service to as many enterprises and developers in the world as possible. Moreover, the company recently joined the Chamber of Digital Commerce, which strengthens the company’s position in the field of distributed ledgers. Also read: QIWI Contemplates Creating Russian R3 CEV Counterpart Chamber of Digital Commerce Welcomes Microsoft

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Edward Snowden: Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 06. 01:20

Edward Snowden: Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance Edward Snowden: Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance:

A very good piece.

Bitcoin’s Next Adoption Phase Imminent as Public Interest Surges

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 06. 00:00

Bitcoin’s Next Adoption Phase Imminent as Public Interest Surges

The Bitcoin space hasn’t looked this bullish since early 2014. Riding on the coattails of the current hype around blockchain technology engulfing the financial sector, Bitcoin is not only reaching yearly highs in price, but public interest has also spiked as of late. But is news of “the real Satoshi” the only reason for the resurgence

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Australian Government Outlines Three Solutions to Double Bitcoin Tax

CoinDesk

2016. May. 05. 23:49

Australian Government Outlines Three Solutions to Double Bitcoin Tax The Australian government has proposed several ways to address issues related to the application of goods-and-services tax to digital currencies.

Winklevoss Brothers Own 'Material' Amount of Ether

CoinDesk

2016. May. 05. 22:40

Winklevoss Brothers Own 'Material' Amount of Ether Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have invested in ether as part of the lead-up to the launch of Ethereum trading on their Gemini platform next week.

Consensus Blockchain Standards Panel: Industry Should Take Action

CoinDesk

2016. May. 05. 21:30

Consensus Blockchain Standards Panel: Industry Should Take Action The last day of Consensus 2016 featured a workshop discussion on standards for blockchain development.

Isle of Man Gov’t Grants ‘Designated Business’ Title to CoinCorner

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 05. 21:00

Isle of Man Gov’t Grants ‘Designated Business’ Title to CoinCorner

The Isle of Man has been quite open to any company or individual looking to venture into the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. CoinCorner is the first company in the region to achieve Designated Business Status as the company is now officially licensed. Also read: Gramatik Explains Why His New Track is Called ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ CoinCorner Assigned Designated Business

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Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange Gemini to Launch Ether Trading

CoinDesk

2016. May. 05. 19:47

Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange Gemini to Launch Ether Trading New York bitcoin exchange Gemini has officially added its second digital currency, ether, the token that powers the Ethereum network.

Global Expansion is Next Act for Bitcoin Cash App Abra

CoinDesk

2016. May. 05. 19:18

Global Expansion is Next Act for Bitcoin Cash App Abra CoinDesk interviews Abra CEO Bill Barhydt on why he believes his startup is poised to be the "WhatsApp for payments".

The Ethereum DAO Has Already Raised $18 Million

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 05. 18:00

The Ethereum DAO Has Already Raised $18 Million

The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) asset fund created to sponsor Ethereum-based ventures has raised over $17.5 million USD in its crowdsale. At the time of this writing, 190.5 million DAO tokens have been sold for Ethereum. One Ether will purchase 100 DAO at the current rate with 22 days left of the sale and eight

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BNP Paribas Works With Blockchain Startup to Open Source Law

CoinDesk

2016. May. 05. 17:28

BNP Paribas Works With Blockchain Startup to Open Source Law This blockchian startup is helping BNP Paribas build a foundation for open source law.

Craig Wright Won't Provide More Proof He Created Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. May. 05. 15:22

Craig Wright Won't Provide More Proof He Created Bitcoin In a stunning reversal, Craig Wright says he will not provide any more proof that he is the creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Gramatik Explains Why His New Track is Called ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 05. 15:00

Gramatik Explains Why His New Track is Called ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’

When respected NY digital musician Gramatik became fascinated with Bitcoin’s mysterious creator, he decided to spread the word about the cryptocurrency through his music. Gramatik recently released an album called ”Epigram” that contains a track named Satoshi Nakamoto. Also read: Imogen Heap Wants to Decentralize the Music Industry With Ethereum About Gramatik Gramatik (real name – Denis Jašarevi?) is a

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BitPay Announces Bitcoin Debit Card

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 05. 12:00

BitPay Announces Bitcoin Debit Card

Bitcoin merchant services provider BitPay has introduced its latest product offering, a bitcoin-funded Visa debit card. The prepaid bitcoin debit card allows users to spend their bitcoin anywhere Visa is accepted. The BitPay Card is currently available to customers anywhere in the United States. Also read: U.S. Issued Bitcoin Debit Card Launched by Shift Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com

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QIWI Contemplates Creating Russian R3 CEV Counterpart

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 05. 00:00

QIWI Contemplates Creating Russian R3 CEV Counterpart

Russia is not warming up to Bitcoin just yet, although the Russian Central bank wants to start experimenting with blockchain technology. During a recent conference, it became apparent a Russian R3CEV may be formed by QIWI to study and develop distributed ledgers. Also read: Swiss Town Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Public Services Russia, QIWI & Distributed

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Bitcoin Markets Hold Steady, But Brace for More Craig Wright Details

CoinDesk

2016. May. 04. 22:40

Bitcoin Markets Hold Steady, But Brace for More Craig Wright Details Bitcoin markets experienced little change on 2nd May in response to Craig Wright’s claim that he is the digital currency’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Run Your Own Bitcoin Computer With 21 Inc Software Package

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 04. 21:00

Run Your Own Bitcoin Computer With 21 Inc Software Package

21 Inc wants to turn every single computer in the world into a Bitcoin Computer. This is quite an ambitious plan and a new announcement from 21 software sheds some light on how the company wants to achieve this goal. Also read: Social Blogging Platform AKASHA Nears Public Alpha Release 21 Inc Has Major Bitcoin Computer Goals A

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Lawyers Argue Bitcoin Needs Change in Money-Transmitting Laws

CoinDesk

2016. May. 04. 20:48

Lawyers Argue Bitcoin Needs Change in Money-Transmitting Laws Lawyer, Brian Klein, has spoken at Consensus 2016 about his belief that one money transmitting regulation needs to be changed.

Educating Regulators a Priority, Say Blockchain Policy Experts

CoinDesk

2016. May. 04. 19:00

Educating Regulators a Priority, Say Blockchain Policy Experts On the second day of Consensus 2016, expert panelists took turns discussing the future regulatory climate for digital currencies like bitcoin.

Konrad S. Graf: The Bitcoin Block Size Political Economy

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 04. 18:00

Konrad S. Graf: The Bitcoin Block Size Political Economy

Bitcoin.com got the chance to sit down with respected Bitcoin thinker Konrad S. Graf and talk about the ongoing Bitcoin block size controversy. By applying the theories of political economy to the issue, Graf believes that the 1 MB block size limit is akin to a government mandated output ceiling. To get the details on

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Konrad S. Graf: Bitcoin Block Size Political Economy

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 04. 18:00

Konrad S. Graf: Bitcoin Block Size Political Economy

Bitcoin.com got the chance to sit down with respected Bitcoin thinker Konrad S. Graf and talk about the ongoing Bitcoin block size controversy. By applying the theories of political economy to the issue, Graf argues that the 1 MB block size limit is economically most similar to a government mandated output ceiling. To get the details on

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Implementing Blockchain: Who Are You Going to Call?

CoinDesk

2016. May. 04. 18:00

Implementing Blockchain: Who Are You Going to Call? Which blockchain implementations are right for your enterprise? Investor William Mougayar breaks down the ecosystem and its providers.

Blockchain Employment Startup Wins $10,000 at Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. May. 04. 16:27

Blockchain Employment Startup Wins $10,000 at Consensus 2016 Decentralized employment company Colony has become the unanimous winner of the Consensus 2016 Proof of Work contest and the attached $10,000 prize.

Proof-of-Satoshi: 8 Pressing Questions for ‘Bitcoin Creator’ Craig Wright

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 04. 16:00

Proof-of-Satoshi: 8 Pressing Questions for ‘Bitcoin Creator’ Craig Wright

On May 2nd, the self-proclaimed “Bitcoin creator” Australian professor, Craig Wright, announced to the world (yet again) that he is the man behind the the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym. This time, he came with proof by purportedly using Satoshi’s signature as shown on BBC. But how valid was his “proof-of-satoshi”? And what other inconsistencies have been

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Swiss Town Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Public Services

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 04. 15:00

Swiss Town Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Public Services

The Swiss town council of the small municipality of Zug, Switzerland made the decision on May 3rd, 2016 to accept Bitcoin payments for dues and public utilities as part of a trial run on cryptocurrency acceptance. Also read: Social Blogging Platform AKASHA Nears Public Alpha Release Swiss Town of Zug Welcomes Bitcoin The small town is

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Craig Wright to Use ‘Extraordinary Proof’ This Time

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 04. 11:55

Craig Wright to Use ‘Extraordinary Proof’ This Time

Well after two days of media chaos Craig’s back with some further announcements. Australian Craig S. Wright, who claims he is Satoshi Nakamoto, after convincing Gavin Andresen and Jon Matonis, has more details and “extraordinary proof” to share with the community. In fact, according to BBC publication (with whom he’s been rather friendly with), Wright will move some bitcoin.

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DDoS ransom

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 04. 11:03

DDoS ransom

Someone is trying to DDoS two competitor sites and BitBargain itself. With very little success.Here’s the text of the ransom email. Needless to say, we didn’t pay the last time, we are not paying now and will never pay anyone for causing a denial of service. Even if this caused a significant downtime (which it does not, whoever’s doing this is a newbie) we would be fine with it.

Protip: next time if you make claims of having access to customer database, don’t be so forgetful not to include a sample.

Dueling Blockchain Visions Face Off in Consensus 2016 Day Two Finale

CoinDesk

2016. May. 04. 02:53

Dueling Blockchain Visions Face Off in Consensus 2016 Day Two Finale The final panel on the last full day of Consensus 2016 featured a debate between R3 CEO David Rutter and 21 CEO Balaji Srinivasan.

Social Blogging Platform AKASHA Nears Public Alpha Release

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 04. 02:02

Social Blogging Platform AKASHA Nears Public Alpha Release

Censorship has plagued social media platforms for several years, and AKASHA wants to put an end to this scenario. This “next-generation” social media network is powered by the Ethereum world computer and the Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS). Also read: TRI to Finally Ship Turing Phone This May Can AKASHA Remove Censorship From Social Media? That

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21 Inc Unveils Plan to Make Every Computer a Bitcoin Computer

CoinDesk

2016. May. 04. 00:41

21 Inc Unveils Plan to Make Every Computer a Bitcoin Computer Balaji Srinivasan, co-founder and CEO of 21 Inc., announced the launch of the 21 software package at the Consensus 2016 blockchain conference.

Larry Summers: Blockchain Can Succeed Without Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 23:23

Larry Summers: Blockchain Can Succeed Without Bitcoin Former US Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers took part in a fireside chat at Consensus 2016 where he discussed blockchain and bitcoin today.

Bitcoin the ‘Most Battle-Tested Blockchain of All’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 03. 21:00

Bitcoin the ‘Most Battle-Tested Blockchain of All’

The first day of Consensus showed that people had Satoshi and Bitcoin’s creation on the brain. However, according to a report from Reuters, executives attending the event are not thinking about Bitcoin anymore, and the name of the game now is blockchain. The reporter from Reuters details that Bitcoin’s underlying technology is the primary interest for

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Shoot for the Moon or Take It Slow? Tech Giants Talk Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 19:59

Shoot for the Moon or Take It Slow? Tech Giants Talk Blockchain Leaders from IBM, Microsoft, Blockstream and Cognizant discuss how technology companies can best reimagine their products by building with blockchain.

What's Encouraging Blockchain R&D? Barclays, Citi and More Weigh In

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 18:33

What's Encouraging Blockchain R&D? Barclays, Citi and More Weigh In At large incumbents, there is a balance in encouraging employees to work on ambitious moonshots while also achieving wins.

Craig Wright 'Will Move Bitcoin' to Prove He's Satoshi Nakamoto

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 17:43

Craig Wright 'Will Move Bitcoin' to Prove He's Satoshi Nakamoto A representative for self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright says further evidence will be soon be provided via the movement of bitcoin.

Settlement Experts Predict Three Fates for Blockchain at Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 17:04

Settlement Experts Predict Three Fates for Blockchain at Consensus 2016 Digital Asset, itBit, Nasdaq and CME Group gathered at the Consensus 2016 conference to discuss the future of blockchain in finance.

Post-Trade Distributed Ledger Group Grows to 37 Members

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 16:18

Post-Trade Distributed Ledger Group Grows to 37 Members The Post-Trade Distributed Ledger Group has taken steps to formalize its operations and add clarity to its structure.

Deloitte Unveils 5 Blockchain Partnerships and 20 Prototypes

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 15:21

Deloitte Unveils 5 Blockchain Partnerships and 20 Prototypes 'Big Four' accounting firm Deloitte has partnered with five startups to produce 20 blockchain prototypes.

Deloitte Unveils Five Blockchain Partnerships and 20 Prototypes

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 15:21

Deloitte Unveils Five Blockchain Partnerships and 20 Prototypes 'Big Four' accounting firm Deloitte has partnered with five startups to produce 20 blockchain prototypes.

TRI to Finally Ship Turing Phone This May

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 03. 15:00

TRI to Finally Ship Turing Phone This May

On April 30 Turing Robotic Industries sent a newsletter to all their subscribers, saying the Turing Phone is ready for shipment, which will begin after the final newsletter on May 3. Also read: Antonopoulos Declined ‘Opportunity’ to Identify Satoshi and Doesn’t Care Turing Phone Shipping This Month “While we scan through thousands of pre-orders and requests we

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Consensus 2016 Panelists Debate Blockchain's Business Impact

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 13:54

Consensus 2016 Panelists Debate Blockchain's Business Impact Making money off blockchain is no longer just about bitcoin or financial applications. One group of leaders spent today debating that future.

Permissioned Blockchain Chain Open Standard 1 Goes Public

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 03. 12:00

Permissioned Blockchain Chain Open Standard 1 Goes Public

Blockchain providers are the center of attention these days, and Chain Inc. has released their Chain Open Standard 1. This initiative is an open source blockchain protocol developed by the provider itself, as well as several startups and financial services companies in the world. Also read: New Europol Powers May Lead to Blockchain Analysis Task

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Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar Sweeps 2016 Blockchain Awards

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 04:37

Bitcoin Market OpenBazaar Sweeps 2016 Blockchain Awards OpenBazaar was the big winner at the 2016 Blockchain Awards, besting the competition in three of the five award categories.

Antonopoulos Declined ‘Opportunity’ to Identify Satoshi and Doesn’t Care

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 03. 04:19

Antonopoulos Declined ‘Opportunity’ to Identify Satoshi and Doesn’t Care

Identifying Satoshi Nakamoto is a distraction from the fact that nobody controls bitcoin, says regular commentator and evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos. Also read: Andresen Denies Hacking as GitHub Access Limited Formerly Chief Security Officer at Blockchain and regular speaker at major bitcoin events, Andreas Antonopoulos has testified before Senate committees in two countries, authored the O’Reilly book Mastering Bitcoin

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New Europol Powers May Lead to Blockchain Analysis Task Force

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 03. 02:00

New Europol Powers May Lead to Blockchain Analysis Task Force

Bitcoin has been referred to as a tool that makes it easier for terrorist groups to acquire funding. The recently-acquired enhanced cyber powers by Europol may be used to crack down on Bitcoin and blockchain. Also read: Plutus Team Reveals Vital Pluton Crowdsale Details Europol Becomes Even More Powerful In The Cyber World In this

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Is Blockchain a Better Payments Rail? Panelists Divided at Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 00:40

Is Blockchain a Better Payments Rail? Panelists Divided at Consensus 2016 Distributed ledgers are often referred to as a new database technology, but could they come to replace existing payments rails?

Glenn Hutchins: Blockchain is Good, Bitcoin is Important

CoinDesk

2016. May. 03. 00:10

Glenn Hutchins: Blockchain is Good, Bitcoin is Important Silver Lake's Glenn Hutchins took the stage at Consensus 2016 today to deliver a speech on the power of the bitcoin blockchain.

Blockchain Tech Leaders Debate Satoshi Mystery and Scaling at Consensus 2016

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 23:27

Blockchain Tech Leaders Debate Satoshi Mystery and Scaling at Consensus 2016 On the first day of the Tech & Policy track of Consensus 2016, there were talks on law enforcement & blockchain and decentralizing existing markets.

BitPay Unveils Bitcoin Debit Card Available in All 50 States

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 22:20

BitPay Unveils Bitcoin Debit Card Available in All 50 States Bitcoin payments firm BitPay unveiled a new bitcoin debit card during a demo session at Consensus 2016 today.

Amazon Web Services is Now Working With Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 18:30

Amazon Web Services is Now Working With Blockchain Startups Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of the Web commerce giant, is partnering with investment firm Digital Currency Group.

Derivatives Giant CME Group Unveils New Tools for Bitcoin Traders

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 18:30

Derivatives Giant CME Group Unveils New Tools for Bitcoin Traders Derivatives marketplace CME Group and Crypto Facilities have unveiled two bitcoin benchmarks designed to give investors a new way to hedge.

Derivatives Giant CME Group Unveils 2 Benchmarks for Bitcoin Traders

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 18:30

Derivatives Giant CME Group Unveils 2 Benchmarks for Bitcoin Traders Derivatives marketplace CME Group and Crypto Facilities have unveiled two bitcoin benchmarks designed to give investors a new way to hedge.

Derivatives Giant CME Group Unveils Benchmarks for Bitcoin Traders

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 18:30

Derivatives Giant CME Group Unveils Benchmarks for Bitcoin Traders Derivatives marketplace CME Group and Crypto Facilities have unveiled two bitcoin benchmarks designed to give investors a new way to hedge.

Andresen Denies Hacking as GitHub Access Limited

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 02. 18:10

Andresen Denies Hacking as GitHub Access Limited

Amid speculation surrounding Dr. Craig Wright’s claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, Core developer Gavin Andresen has lost his Bitcoin commit privileges on GitHub. Also read: Industry Heavy Hitters Reveal the ‘Real Satoshi’  Andresen: ‘I have not been hacked’ Andresen earlier released a blog entry stating his belief that Wright is the man behind the Satoshi

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Former Amazon Exec Unveils ‘User-Friendly Bitcoin Wallet’ iPayYou

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 02. 18:00

Former Amazon Exec Unveils ‘User-Friendly Bitcoin Wallet’ iPayYou

A new wallet has come to the Bitcoin environment today — called iPayYou (iPayYou.io) — the service says it is the world’s “easiest, safest, and most useful wallet.” It’s currently available via the web only, but Android and iOS applications are scheduled to launch in the next few months. The team believes the new platform will

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Everledger Plans Blockchain Database to Combat Art Fraud

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 17:01

Everledger Plans Blockchain Database to Combat Art Fraud Everledger has partnered with fine art database firm Vastari, aiming to use its blockchain platform to combat fraud within the art industry.

Circle Then and Now: Bitcoin’s Early Champions Challenge a Blockchain World

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 16:00

Circle Then and Now: Bitcoin’s Early Champions Challenge a Blockchain World CoinDesk interviews Circle founders Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville about their $76m blockchain payments company, its market strategy and its future.

Delaware to Seek Legal Classification for Blockchain Shares

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 15:15

Delaware to Seek Legal Classification for Blockchain Shares Delaware is looking to use blockchain technology in a bid to streamline the cost and paperwork burden of registering new companies in the state.

Plutus Team Reveals Vital Pluton Crowdsale Details

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 02. 15:00

Plutus Team Reveals Vital Pluton Crowdsale Details

A lot of people have been keeping an eye on the Plutus project, which will enable cryptocurrency payments near any NFC terminal. The team behind Plutus has started their Pluton crowdsale and posted some details as to how the process will work. Also read: The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Voorhees on the ShapeShift Hack The Pluton Crowdsale and

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Chain Unveils Blockchain Platform Built By and for Financial Industry

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 15:00

Chain Unveils Blockchain Platform Built By and for Financial Industry Blockchain startup Chain is today releasing a new permissioned protocol built in collaboration with 10 financial and telecom firms.

Industry Heavy Hitters Reveal the ‘Real Satoshi’

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 02. 14:23

Industry Heavy Hitters Reveal the ‘Real Satoshi’

Well, it’s never a dull day in Bitcoin-land, to say the least. Hours ago John Matonis tweeted to the public and revealed a blog called drcraigwright.net revealing a PGP signature from Dr. Craig Wright claiming to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto. Mainstream media publications such as BBC and GQ also pushed out stories assessing that

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Live Blog: Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed?

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 13:35

Live Blog: Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed? Academic Craig Wright went public today by declaring, and providing evidence to his claim, that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

Microsoft, USAA Join DC Blockchain Policy Group

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 12:58

Microsoft, USAA Join DC Blockchain Policy Group Tech giant Microsoft and military-focused banking and insurance firm USAA are among the newest members of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Still No Bitcoin Scaling Solution as April Ends Without SegWit

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 02. 12:00

Still No Bitcoin Scaling Solution as April Ends Without SegWit

The roadmap for Bitcoin’s future is again uncertain, as April passed without a usable release of Segregated Witness (SegWit) — a proposed solution to the block size issue. Also Read: The Segregated Witness Concept: A ‘Turning Point’ for Bitcoin? SegWit Still Not Ready An article titled ‘Bitcoin Roundtable Consensus’ was published on February 21, 2016

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Doubts Cast As Craig Wright Publishes Proof He Created Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 11:35

Doubts Cast As Craig Wright Publishes Proof He Created Bitcoin Months after reports identified him as Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright has released new evidence in a bid to prove that he is the creator of bitcoin.

Satoshi or not

Bitbargain.com

2016. May. 02. 11:01

Satoshi or not

“Craig Wright revealed himself as Satoshi”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36168863

Gavin Andresen confirmed it:

http://gavinandresen.ninja/satoshi

Craig Wright’s post with a signature:

http://www.drcraigwright.net/jean-paul-sartre-signing-significance/

Claim that the digital signature was re-used from public sources and is not proof of Satoshi:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11609611

Reddit thread explaining why the proof provided is useless:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/4hflr3/craig_wrights_signature_is_worthless/

* Provide second-hand proof

* Make a promise never to have to answer to any claims or disputes

* Troll level 100%

Commonwealth Secretariat Unveils Secure Blockchain Messaging App

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 06:01

Commonwealth Secretariat Unveils Secure Blockchain Messaging App The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a blockchain-powered secure communication tool for governments and law enforcement.

The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Voorhees on the ShapeShift Hack

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 02. 04:55

The Bitcoin.com Podcast: Voorhees on the ShapeShift Hack

On the latest episode of the Bitcoin.com Podcast, our host Zach Doty sat down with ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees to discuss the recent hack that took place at the exchange. Voorhees detailed the events before and after the hack, sharing his personal reactions to the theft. Also read: Looting of the Fox: The Story of Sabotage

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Blockchain Energy Project Wins Consensus 2016 Hackathon

CoinDesk

2016. May. 02. 00:43

Blockchain Energy Project Wins Consensus 2016 Hackathon CoinDesk's ‘Building Blocks’ Hackathon at Consensus 2016 concluded today. Here's our recap of the event's big winners.

Good Bitcoin, Bad Bitcoin: Avoiding Fraud & Finding the Legit

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 01. 21:00

Good Bitcoin, Bad Bitcoin: Avoiding Fraud & Finding the Legit

Bitcoin.com shares some tips on how you can get the most out of Bitcoin online while reducing the risk of falling victim to fraud so you can spend your bits with confidence. Also read: Gavin Andresen Resumes Work on Bitcoin Core Bitcoin Doesn’t Have a 30-Day Return Policy Bitcoin makes it very easy to spend

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Blockchain-Based Gaming Platform IONOMY Goes 100% Crypto

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 01. 15:00

Blockchain-Based Gaming Platform IONOMY Goes 100% Crypto

IONOMY, a gaming and blockchain cryptocurrency startup, announced on April 4 its new gaming, investment, and digital currency platform, Ionomy.com. With the launch of their initial coin — ION — the platform intends to have their entire operation 100% powered by cryptocurrency. Also read: Central Banks’ Fedspeak ‘Reflects’ Bitcoin Disruption Fears IONOMY: Blockchain-Based Gaming The point of a blockchain-based gaming

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Bitcoin a Reliable Alternative in Latin America

Bitcoin News

2016. May. 01. 12:00

Bitcoin a Reliable Alternative in Latin America

Bitcoin is a phenomenon that has introduced a better way to transact for citizens all around the world. Due to a tumultuous recession affecting Latin American economies, the region’s residents are embracing the digital currency as local citizens and businesses try to curb economic woes. According to a recent editorial from the Latin American Post

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