Custos Raises $400K to Fight Piracy with Bitcoin Bounties

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 31. 22:00

Custos Raises $400K to Fight Piracy with Bitcoin Bounties

Pirates beware! Stellenbosch-based anti-piracy startup, Custos Media Technologies, has made a deal with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) of South Africa to help it grow and bring their services to a wider market. Under the agreement, TIA will provide a funding injection of 5.9 million rand, or approximately $407,000 USD, into the startup over the next

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Apple Tells Jaxx To Remove Dashpay

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 31. 20:50

Apple Tells Jaxx To Remove Dashpay

The team at Decentral recently announced that Ethereum Classic would be supported by their flagship product the Jaxx wallet. Alongside this very announcement, the team received word today from Apple that they want Dashpay removed from the Jaxx interface. Also read: Is Apple Banning Ethereum Wallets on iOS? Jaxx Told By Apple To Remove Dashpay Received

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Apple Tells Jaxx To Remove Dash

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 31. 20:50

Apple Tells Jaxx To Remove Dash

The team at Decentral recently announced that Ethereum Classic would be supported by their flagship product the Jaxx wallet. Alongside this very announcement, the team received word today from Apple that they want Dash removed from the Jaxx interface. Also read: Is Apple Banning Ethereum Wallets on iOS? Jaxx Told By Apple To Remove Dashpay Received official

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Deloitte Spin-Off Nuco Partners on Blockchain IoT Project

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 31. 20:10

Deloitte Spin-Off Nuco Partners on Blockchain IoT Project A distributed ledger startup spun out of Deloitte has announced its first partnership with an Internet of Things company.

Bank of Canada Paper: Bitcoin Adoption Could Stabilize Price

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 31. 18:30

Bank of Canada Paper: Bitcoin Adoption Could Stabilize Price The Bank of Canada has published a new staff working paper on the valuation of digital currencies like bitcoin.

SWIFT to Expose Bank Security Flaws Following New Hacks

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 31. 18:00

SWIFT to Expose Bank Security Flaws Following New Hacks

In what is becoming a grimly regular occurrence, SWIFT has confirmed further hacks to its member banks, with even more customer cash stolen.  Also read: Hackers Claim To Breach NSA, WikiLeaks Claims Old News SWIFT: Threat ‘Persistent, Adaptive, Sophisticated’ The news, shared by SWIFT in a memo this week, follows several hacks this year, resulting in

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JPX: Distributed Ledgers 'Better' With Third Parties

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 31. 15:53

JPX: Distributed Ledgers 'Better' With Third Parties A new report from Japan Exchange Group (JPX) contends that distributed ledgers will work 'better' if third parties are involved.

Japan Exchange Group: Distributed Ledgers 'Better' With Third Parties

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 31. 15:53

Japan Exchange Group: Distributed Ledgers 'Better' With Third Parties A new report from Japan Exchange Group (JPX) contends that distributed ledgers will work 'better' if third parties are involved.

Shopawl Now Accepting Bitcoin for eBay Orders

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 31. 15:00

Shopawl Now Accepting Bitcoin for eBay Orders

Online shopping website, Shopawl, announced on Tuesday that it would start accepting bitcoin on eBay orders. Also read: Purse Merchants Goes Live with More Products than Amazon, eBay or Alibaba  Paying with Bitcoin on Shopawl Shopawl accepts bitcoin as well as any altcoins supported by Shapeshift as the company uses ShapeShift’s Shifty button to accept altcoins. Earlier this

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Insurance Giant MetLife Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 31. 14:31

Insurance Giant MetLife Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium MetLife has announced it will join banking consortium R3CEV.

What Will Be Bitcoin's Next Big Price Event?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 31. 14:06

What Will Be Bitcoin's Next Big Price Event? While bitcoin prices have enjoyed relative calm in recent weeks, analysts believe new forces could soon fuel sharp price gains.

Hyperledger Has Grown 170% This Past Year, Says Project Team

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 31. 10:15

Hyperledger Has Grown 170% This Past Year, Says Project Team

The Hyperledger Project announced 17 new members that will collaborate in researching, developing and standardizing blockchain technology. Also read: Blockchain is the Next Line of Defense for Cyber Security Hyperledger Project Adds ‘Two New Members Per Week’ The project has attracted 80 business members since the inception of Hyperledger last year. “There’s been a tremendous response to our

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Undocumented Human Tour Embarks on Second Trip Around US

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 31. 01:00

Undocumented Human Tour Embarks on Second Trip Around US

Last year, Bitcoin.com reported on the the Undocumented Human Tour, talking to Alma Sommer and Brian Stith about how they are raising their child Neo without governance. Now, the family is traveling around the U.S. once again, using cryptocurrencies for the voyage and even partnering up with the Bitcoin.com bus. Also read: Bitcoin.com Bus Shunned by Las

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Onchain Scaling Conference: Are Hard Forks Really Necessary?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 22:07

Onchain Scaling Conference: Are Hard Forks Really Necessary?

Today, the Encore Edition of the Onchain Scaling conference took place, discussing the many on-chain scalability solutions on the table for Bitcoin. Developer Jeff Garzik, Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer, and lawyer Andrew Hinkes discussed hard fork potentials and the legal aspects of managing the blockchain protocol on-chain. Also read: The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate Has Not

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Hyperledger Blockchain Project Adds 17 New Members

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 21:17

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Adds 17 New Members Samsung SDS, an IT affiliate of the South Korean electronics giant, is one of 17 new members to join the Hyperledger Project.

Bitcoin Is the Fuel We Need for the Industrial Internet of Things

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2016. Aug. 30. 18:00

Bitcoin Is the Fuel We Need for the Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial giant G.E. has announced the new Internet revolution: The Industrial Internet of Things. G.E. promises the Industrial Internet will bring a new wave of digital products, which combines “Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, industrial Big Data analytics, technology, cyber security and automation.” The Industrial Internet, if successful, will expand the IoT astronomically. This, in turn, will

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US Health Department Selects 15 Blockchain Research Contest Winners

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 17:25

US Health Department Selects 15 Blockchain Research Contest Winners The US government's Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has announced the winners of a blockchain research paper contest.

Blockchain Startup Symbiont Adds Ex-Morgan Stanley Director

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 15:05

Blockchain Startup Symbiont Adds Ex-Morgan Stanley Director Former Morgan Stanley managing director Caitlin Long has joined blockchain startup Symbiont as president and chairman of the board.

IPC & Post-Quantum Will Fuse the Blockchain with the Cloud

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 15:00

IPC & Post-Quantum Will Fuse the Blockchain with the Cloud

New Jersey-based IPC Systems has partnered with Post-Quantum Solutions to implement biometrics, encryption and blockchain technologies into its Connexus Cloud network. Also read: Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board IPC’s Cloud Will Use Blockchain for Advanced Security IPC currently specializes in trading turret products and multi-speaker communications devices. Recently the firm launched its

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'Settlement Coin' is All About Banks, Not Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 14:05

'Settlement Coin' is All About Banks, Not Blockchain The design of a high-profile project should give the public pause about how banks are seeking to apply blockchain, ex-banker Frances Coppola argues.

EU Parliament Member Seeks €1 Million for Blockchain Research

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 13:45

EU Parliament Member Seeks €1 Million for Blockchain Research A member of the European Parliament is proposing $1.1m be spent on a task force focused on studying digital currencies and blockchain.

EU Parliament Rep Seeks €1 Million for Blockchain Research

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 30. 13:45

EU Parliament Rep Seeks €1 Million for Blockchain Research A member of the European Parliament is proposing $1.1m be spent on a task force focused on studying digital currencies and blockchain.

Blockchain’s Thunder Network Aims at Faster Refunds

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 12:00

Blockchain’s Thunder Network Aims at Faster Refunds

Blockchain is improving its Thunder Network for faster settlement and refund times in off-chain transactions, according to a project update. Also read: Ethereum-Competitor Lisk Unveils Roadmap Stress Tests Underway Released as an alpha-stage prototype for testing in May, Thunder is a version of Bitcoin’s proposed Lightning Networks, which handles transactions instantly between users and settles at

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MIT Report: Legacy Finance ‘Will Undoubtedly Disappear’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 30. 00:00

MIT Report: Legacy Finance ‘Will Undoubtedly Disappear’

A new fintech report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has legacy banking will “undoubtedly disappear” and that future banking will need to handle both private and state-issued virtual currencies.  Also read: Bain Blockchain Report: ‘Wait-and-See Approach’ Wrong for Banks MIT: Legacy Culture ‘Inhibits Innovation’ The report, dubbed “DIGITAL BANKING MANIFESTO: THE END OF

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Unsung.org ‘Hacker House’ Has Been Robbed

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 23:51

Unsung.org ‘Hacker House’ Has Been Robbed

“This is a big setback For us,” Jason King says in a Facebook post notifying followers of a robbery committed against the Unsung.org “Hacker House.” Also read: Ethereum-Competitor Lisk Unveils Roadmap Hacker House Robbed The hacker house of Unsung.org, an application which seeks to deliver unwanted food from local caterers and restaurants to the homeless, powered

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IBM Bridges Blockchain, AI With New Business Unit

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 23:30

IBM Bridges Blockchain, AI With New Business Unit IBM is reorganizing its internal blockchain team into a business unit that encompasses its artificial intelligence and cloud computing efforts. Industry Platforms will be led by Bridget van Kralingen, IBM’s former senior vice president of Global Business Services. As part of the launch, IBM's entire blockchain leadership will make the transition to the unit, first announced […]

Ethereum-Competitor Lisk Unveils Roadmap

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 21:00

Ethereum-Competitor Lisk Unveils Roadmap

The multi-platform blockchain project Lisk has just released its developmental roadmap, which will cover five milestones that the team will build over the next few years. Also read: This New Zealand Artist Sees the Blockchain Differently Lisk Roadmap Reveals 5 Key Phases The Berlin-based Lisk project (Lisk.io) has been making waves within the cryptocurrency community for being a possible

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Mizuho Bank Dealt Blow in Mt Gox Lawsuit Update

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 20:09

Mizuho Bank Dealt Blow in Mt Gox Lawsuit Update A US judge largely denied a push by Mizuho Bank last week to dismiss charges filed against it in a class action suit tied to the collapse of Mt Gox.

Blockchain Executives Sign Pledge to Address Governance Issues

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 18:54

Blockchain Executives Sign Pledge to Address Governance Issues Fourteen blockchain executives have signed a letter calling for changes to the way blockchain governance is managed.

Crypto-Games.net is leading the way in cryptocurrency gambling

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 18:28

Crypto-Games.net is leading the way in cryptocurrency gambling

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product, use at your own risk. This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! Crypto-Games.net is not the largest cryptocurrency gambling platform available at the moment, but they are rapidly closing the gap! Currently, the casino offers Dice, Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, and Lottery as well as offers users

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Monero Rising: Why Dark Markets Matter

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 18:00

Monero Rising: Why Dark Markets Matter

The precipitous rise of Monero in the past few days has caused many users and traders to ask: what’s behind the surge of the self-proclaimed “untraceable” XMR token? Also read: Fed Explores Radical New Financial Engineering Tools Monero Surge Indicative of Demand for Privacy? For those familiar with the altcoin market, it’s not how much

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Bitcoin Tipping Platform Zapchain to Shut Down

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 16:13

Bitcoin Tipping Platform Zapchain to Shut Down Bitcoin-based social network Zapchain has announced it will close effective 31st August.

The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate Has Not Even Fully Begun Yet

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 15:40

The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate Has Not Even Fully Begun Yet

China’s largest miner HaoBTC spoke with Bitcoin.com following their tweet stating that the Core developers have “won” the Bitcoin blocksize debate. Also read: Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board Chinese Miners ‘Fractured’ on Blocksize Issue Following a petitionary statement to developers to implement the July 2016 hard fork, agreed at the Hong

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Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 15:00

Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board

No-log VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA) has stepped up its Bitcoin and Blockchain involvement with the appointment of Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver to its board of advisors.  Also read: CryptoCurrency Pubcon is Coming to NYC VPN Provider ‘Thrilled’ to Appoint Ver PIA, owned by parent company London Trust Media, is looking to capitalize on its position as one of

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Singapore Central Bank Proposes New Rules for Bitcoin Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 14:40

Singapore Central Bank Proposes New Rules for Bitcoin Startups Singapore's central bank has proposed a new regulatory framework for payments that could cover digital currency exchanges.

Could the Blockchain End Bureaucracy?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 14:30

Could the Blockchain End Bureaucracy? In this OpEd, Reform researcher Alexander Hitchcock discusses how blockchain could lead to big savings in civil services.

Singapore Central Bank Proposes New Rules for Bitcoin Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 13:40

Singapore Central Bank Proposes New Rules for Bitcoin Startups Singapore's central bank has proposed a new regulatory framework for payments that could cover digital currency exchanges.

Could the Blockchain End Bureaucracy?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 29. 13:30

Could the Blockchain End Bureaucracy? In this OpEd, Reform researcher Alexander Hitchcock discusses how blockchain could lead to big savings in civil services.

Introducing Shufflepuff: An Interview with Daniel Krawisz

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 29. 12:00

Introducing Shufflepuff: An Interview with Daniel Krawisz

Bitcoin.com recently got together with Bitcoin developer Daniel Krawisz to discuss his new creation Shufflepuff — a coin tumbling tool, which tested its first transaction on August 15. But while Krawisz, a well-known writer and founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, is a strong proponent of cryptocurrency privacy, he would never support Altcoins such as Dash, or Monero as he believes

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Florida Appeals Espinoza Decision, Bitcoin’s Status at Stake

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 28. 22:00

Florida Appeals Espinoza Decision, Bitcoin’s Status at Stake

The state Florida made headlines when Miami-Dade’s Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler tossed out anti-money-laundering charges against website designer Michell Espinoza. According to recent reports, though, the state is filing an appeal against the decision to dismiss charges. Also read: Fed Explores Radical New Financial Engineering Tools State Of Florida Appeals Judge Pooler’s Decision to Dismiss Charges

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Inside 'Bitcoin Vault': Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 28. 18:45

Inside 'Bitcoin Vault': Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good? A new proposal could make it easier for bitcoin exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change are slowing advances.

Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 28. 17:22

Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum Do events like The DAO collapse prove blockchains need formal governance? Blockchain analyst Josh Stark argues that it's too early to tell.

Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum Community

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 28. 17:22

Building the Foundations for a Scalable Ethereum Community Do events like The DAO collapse prove blockchains need formal governance? Blockchain analyst Josh Stark argues that it's too early to tell.

Sorry Blockchain, Any Joe Schmoe Shouldn’t Be Able to Start a Bank

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 28. 16:04

Sorry Blockchain, Any Joe Schmoe Shouldn’t Be Able to Start a Bank Safety issues with some new, disruptive business models highlight why regulations exist. Surely the same goes for firms that hold our money.

Fed Explores Radical New Financial Engineering Tools

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 28. 15:00

Fed Explores Radical New Financial Engineering Tools

Central banking is “in a brave new world,” said a Fed representative as the institution considers both old and radical new tools to drive the US economy in the coming decades. Also read: Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy? Conditions Right for a Fed Hike In the Federal Reserve’s  potential toolkit is a much-anticipated interest rate hike,

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This New Zealand Artist Sees the Blockchain Differently

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 28. 12:00

This New Zealand Artist Sees the Blockchain Differently

Simon Denny, an artist from New Zealand, is taking blockchain technology to a different level with his geeky art being displayed at the Petzel Gallery in New York City on September 8- October 22. Denny’s art exhibit features distributed ledger technology, the Risk board game, and Pokémon. Also read: ‘Yours Network’ to Use Bitcoin in Competition

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‘Yours Network’ to Use Bitcoin in Competition Against Steemit

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 28. 01:11

‘Yours Network’ to Use Bitcoin in Competition Against Steemit

With all the hype surrounding decentralized, blockchain-based social media platforms such as Steemit and Synereo, another next-gen network is on the horizon.  Also read: Is Facebook About to Get ‘Myspaced’ by Next-Gen Social Media? Back in April, the lead developers of the “Yours Network,” Ryan X. Charles, Steven McKie, and Clemens Ley, released their vision to the

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The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 27. 18:45

The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers? A new proposal could make it easier for bitcoin exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change are slowing advances.

Inside 'Bitcoin Vault': Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 27. 18:45

Inside 'Bitcoin Vault': Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good? A new proposal could make it easier for bitcoin exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change are slowing advances.

Bitmain’s R4 to Bring an In-Home Experience to Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 27. 18:01

Bitmain’s R4 to Bring an In-Home Experience to Bitcoin Mining

Leading mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has recently unveiled its latest mining rig: the Antminer R4. This machine aims to bring bitcoin mining back to the home. Available for purchase on August 29, Bitmain claims the launch will make the R4 the world’s most efficient bitcoin mining chip in the consumer market. Also read: Don Tapscott May

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Code is Law? Not Quite Yet

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 27. 17:03

Code is Law? Not Quite Yet Should code be law? In this opinion piece, Lukas Abegg argues there are many scientific hurdles to cross before this is likely to be possible.

Don Tapscott May Be Behind the Next Major Blockchain Organization

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 27. 12:00

Don Tapscott May Be Behind the Next Major Blockchain Organization

On August 24, members of the largest firms working on blockchain technology met with Don Tapscott at his Ontario summer compound for a three-day meeting to discuss the future of the blockchain.  Also read: Is Facebook About to Get ‘Myspaced’ by Next-Gen Social Media? Tapscott, who is well-known for co-authoring Blockchain Revolution, believes the get-together could be the start

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The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 27. 07:09

The Vault: Could This Technical Fix Block Bitcoin Hackers? A new proposal could make it easier for exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change have slowed advances.

‘BEN’ Initiative Giving Out Free Bitcoin for Back-to-School

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 27. 01:59

‘BEN’ Initiative Giving Out Free Bitcoin for Back-to-School

The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) has recently announced its partnership with BTC.com for the upcoming Bitcoin Airdrop this September. The “Back-to-School Blockchain Initiative” has expanded its goals by working with a dozen universities across North America to grow educate students on blockchain technology. Also read: Bitcoin Makes Finances Easier for Int’l Students in US Colleges BEN Will

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Bitmain to Release New Bitcoin Miner in Bid to Attract Hobbyists

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 23:28

Bitmain to Release New Bitcoin Miner in Bid to Attract Hobbyists One ambitious bitcoin company is seeking to make mining a hobbyist activity again.

UPDATE: Bitcoiners Who Use Tor – Be Warned!

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 22:00

UPDATE: Bitcoiners Who Use Tor – Be Warned!

Bitcoiners who use Tor be warned! An obscure change to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will automatically take effect on December 1 unless Congress blocks it. Also read: China’s ‘Google’ Baidu Halts Bitcoin Ads, Leaves Market Guessing No Warrant Required A revised Rule 41 would allow the FBI to use a single warrant to

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Ethereum Classic Prices Plunge 20% as Trader Interest Wanes

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 20:40

Ethereum Classic Prices Plunge 20% as Trader Interest Wanes The price of classic ether plunged against several currencies over the last week amid concerns of waning market enthusiasm.

Did Ethereum's Fork Validate Bitcoin Block Size Conservatism?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 19:06

Did Ethereum's Fork Validate Bitcoin Block Size Conservatism? CoinDesk explores how the ethereum hard fork affected sentiment regarding bitcoin's long-raging block size debate.

Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 17:49

Bitcoin Confiscated in €1 Million Finnish Drug Bust Customs agents in Finland revealed today that they seized bitcoin and other items worth about €1m earlier this year.

Is Facebook About to Get ‘Myspaced’ by Next-Gen Social Media?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 16:00

Is Facebook About to Get ‘Myspaced’ by Next-Gen Social Media?

Social media is a major component of the internet and has already transformed how humans communicate and interact. Looking to take things to the next level, a few projects are trying to combine social media with the blockchain. Also read: Coinbase’s GDAX Exchange Adds Litecoin, Price Spikes 10% Steemit The Blockchain-based social media platform Steemit has gained quite a

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Hyperledger Blockchain Project Elects New Tech Committee

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 15:47

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Elects New Tech Committee The Hyperledger Project, the blockchain initiative led by the Linux Foundation, has elected a new technical steering committee.

China’s ‘Google’ Baidu Halts Bitcoin Ads, Leaves Market Guessing

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 15:00

China’s ‘Google’ Baidu Halts Bitcoin Ads, Leaves Market Guessing

China’s most popular search engine Baidu froze Bitcoin ads Thursday in what Bloomberg suggests is a “growing wariness” on behalf of business and government.  Also read: China’s Constant Bubbles Drive Investors to Bitcoin in Droves Baidu Mimicking Official Sentiment? Baidu has declined to comment on the move, but the ban has been confirmed by both Huobi and

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Why ICAP Believes Central Banks Could Adopt Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 26. 14:16

Why ICAP Believes Central Banks Could Adopt Digital Currency ICAP is working to show central banks how they may be able to one day adopt a market infrastructure based on distributed ledger tech.

Fintech & Blockchain is ‘Eating the German Landscape’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 12:00

Fintech & Blockchain is ‘Eating the German Landscape’

Blockhain and financial technology may be going German, with a vast amount of startups in these industries choosing to set up shop in Berlin. Also read: Bitwala Raises €800k from Germany’s Largest VC Firm Brexit Forces Fintech to Berlin Several startups in Berlin told Reuters that the German Capital is booming as a hub for financial technology. Berlin

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Singapore Regulator: ‘Consolidated Framework’ Needed for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 26. 01:00

Singapore Regulator: ‘Consolidated Framework’ Needed for Bitcoin

Singapore has announced its intention to simplify regulations on payments in a move that will also recognize and cater to the needs of businesses dealing in Bitcoin.  Also read: Japan Risks Falling Behind Amid Blockchain Talent Shortage Singapore Wants ‘Consolidated’ Framework In a public consultation released today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) states its intention to “create a

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Roger Ver ‘Honoured’ Recipient of Liberland Diplomatic Passport

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 22:00

Roger Ver ‘Honoured’ Recipient of Liberland Diplomatic Passport

The self-proclaimed micronation, the Free Republic of Liberland, which has claimed a parcel of disputed land on the western bank of the Danube river, is holding a Summer Dinner event on August 26-28. Also read: Legal Identity for All: Can Bitcoin’s Blockchain Rise to the Challenge? Liberland’s Summer Dinner Event The conference this coming weekend will

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Liberland Issues First Diplomatic Passports

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 22:00

Liberland Issues First Diplomatic Passports

The self-proclaimed micronation, the Free Republic of Liberland, which has claimed a parcel of disputed land on the western bank of the Danube river, is holding a Summer Dinner event on August 26-28. Also read: Legal Identity for All: Can Bitcoin’s Blockchain Rise to the Challenge? Liberland’s Summer Dinner Event The conference this coming weekend will

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Blockchain Book Author Appears in New TED Talk

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 21:31

Blockchain Book Author Appears in New TED Talk Author Don Tapscott recently helped kick off the TED Summit in Banff, Alberta with a talk about blockchain technology.

Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 21:00

Private Internet Access VPN Adds Roger Ver to Advisory Board

No-log VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA) has stepped up its Bitcoin and Blockchain involvement with the appointment of Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver to its board of advisors.  Also read: CryptoCurrency Pubcon is Coming to NYC VPN Provider ‘Thrilled’ To Appoint Ver PIA, owned by parent company London Trust Media, is looking to capitalize on its position as one of

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Ethereum Wallet Update Sparks Debate Over 'Corporate' Integration

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 20:55

Ethereum Wallet Update Sparks Debate Over 'Corporate' Integration One of ethereum's best-known wallets released new updates today, though one drew outsized attention and provoked discussion.

Judge Grants Cryptsy Lawsuit Class Action Status

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 19:20

Judge Grants Cryptsy Lawsuit Class Action Status A Florida judge has certified a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of customers of the now-defunct digital currency exchange Cryptsy.

Legal Identity for All: Can Bitcoin’s Blockchain Rise to the Challenge?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 18:00

Legal Identity for All: Can Bitcoin’s Blockchain Rise to the Challenge?

The United Nations aims to make it possible for all people to have a legal identity, including birth registration. This is one of the targets under the overarching goal of eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere by the year 2030. But providing an ID for everyone is a tremendous challenge. That is why experts are looking at Bitcoin’s

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Majority of Global Exchanges Now Testing Distributed Ledger Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 17:40

Majority of Global Exchanges Now Testing Distributed Ledger Tech The majority of global exchanges are now exploring distributed ledgers according to a new trade organization report.

Bitcoin Privacy Tool ’CoinShuffle' Sees First Transaction

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 17:01

Bitcoin Privacy Tool ’CoinShuffle' Sees First Transaction An anonymous style of bitcoin transaction that privacy enthusiasts have been awaiting for two years has finally been tested successfully.

Bitcoin Privacy Tool 'CoinShuffle' Sees First Transaction

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 17:01

Bitcoin Privacy Tool 'CoinShuffle' Sees First Transaction A type of anonymous bitcoin transaction that privacy enthusiasts have been awaiting for years has finally been tested successfully.

Why the Winklevoss Brothers Are Still Waiting for a Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 15:21

Why the Winklevoss Brothers Are Still Waiting for a Bitcoin ETF Confusion over deadlines may be leading to premature excitement about the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, a bitcoin investment vehicle awaiting SEC approval.

Blockpay Lets Businesses Accept 8 Major Cryptos at Zero-Cost

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 15:00

Blockpay Lets Businesses Accept 8 Major Cryptos at Zero-Cost

Bitcoin.com recently chatted with Christoph Hering of Blockpay. Hering is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Bitshares Munich. He shares with us his vision for Blockpay a new Point of Sale platform that allows merchants to accept a wide variety of cryptocurrencies at zero cost. The system will also have other features such as loyalty

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The Bitcoin Patent – Only A Matter Of Time?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 13:30

The Bitcoin Patent – Only A Matter Of Time? In this OpEd, two patent attorneys discuss whether bitcoin could be patented, and whether a bitcoin patent would be enforceable if it was granted.

CryptoCurrency Pubcon is Coming to NYC

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 12:00

CryptoCurrency Pubcon is Coming to NYC

There’s a new networking event coming to New York City called the CryptoCurrency Pubcon that will gather 1,000 blockchain and digital currency enthusiasts to discuss emerging innovative technologies. Also read: Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion Pubcon Will Gather 1,000 Crypto-Industry Enthusiasts in NYC The CryptoCurrency Pubcon will be an event dedicated to networking the

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Moscow Government to Explore Blockchain Voting

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 25. 01:17

Moscow Government to Explore Blockchain Voting Government officials in Moscow today revealed plans to investigate applications of blockchain technology.

Wall Street Goes Blockchain With Factom, Intrinio

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 25. 01:00

Wall Street Goes Blockchain With Factom, Intrinio

Blockchain-based data management platform, Factom, has announced its partnership with Intrinio, an application and financial data provider. The duo plans on putting Wall Street on the Factom blockchain to provide immutable and transparent US stock market data for the first time in history. Also read: Dept of Homeland Security Awards $200K to Factom for ID System Factom

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Settlement Coin Creators Seek to 'Liberalize' Central Banks With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 22:05

Settlement Coin Creators Seek to 'Liberalize' Central Banks With Blockchain A new digital currency built for central banks is designed to make it easier for more people to use two powerful tools: real-time settling and cash.

Venezuelan Cryptobuyer Brokerage Sees ‘Soaring Demand’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 22:00

Venezuelan Cryptobuyer Brokerage Sees ‘Soaring Demand’

Venezuela is in economic turmoil, shaking the country to its core. Venezuelan digital asset brokerage Cryptobuyer believes the country’s situation warrants a broadening in currency options for citizens. To cater to this perceived need, the firm enables Venezuelans to purchase bitcoin — and recently Dash. Also read: Jaxx Wallet Now Stores DASH, Advanced Features Coming Cryptobuyer Offers Bitcoin

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How a Cryptographer Named After Harry Potter's Archenemy is Helping Solve Bitcoin's Biggest Problems

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 19:15

How a Cryptographer Named After Harry Potter's Archenemy is Helping Solve Bitcoin's Biggest Problems An anonymous cryptographer named after Harry Potter’s archenemy has put forth a proposal experts believe could help solve major issues facing bitcoin.

A Cryptographer Named After Harry Potter's Archenemy is Helping Solve Bitcoin's Biggest Problems

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 19:15

A Cryptographer Named After Harry Potter's Archenemy is Helping Solve Bitcoin's Biggest Problems An anonymous cryptographer named after Harry Potter’s archenemy has put forth a proposal experts believe could help solve major issues facing bitcoin.

Kazakhstan Warms Towards Bitcoin as Local Currency Freefalls

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 18:00

Kazakhstan Warms Towards Bitcoin as Local Currency Freefalls

Kazakhstan’s national fiat currency, the Tenge, has been falling for decades, recently, hitting a record low. Meanwhile, interest in Bitcoin is growing, and volumes have been steadily rising in the Central Asian country. Also read: France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin Kazakhstan’s Currency Problems The Central Asian country was the last Soviet republic to declare independence back in

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R3 Files Patent Application for Distributed Ledger Tech

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 17:26

R3 Files Patent Application for Distributed Ledger Tech New York-based startup R3CEV has reportedly filed for a patent for a blockchain-inspired financial platform.

MIT Study Reveals New Data on Free Bitcoin Airdrop

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 16:23

MIT Study Reveals New Data on Free Bitcoin Airdrop A new study by MIT researchers has provided details on a free bitcoin giveaway conducted at the US university in 2014.

Coinbase’s GDAX Exchange Adds Litecoin, Price Spikes 10%

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 14:00

Coinbase’s GDAX Exchange Adds Litecoin, Price Spikes 10%

Cryptocurrency exchange GDAX (Coinbase) has announced it is now supporting Litecoin (LTC) trading. Also read: Shapeshift Transforms KeepKey Hardware Wallet into an Exchange Litecoin Added to GDAX Exchange Everyone in the crypto-community knew it was coming when Litecoin creator Charlie Lee hinted about the LTC addition to GDAX yesterday by saying via Twitter that “tomorrow’s going to

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Blockchain Startup Chronicled Launches Ethereum IoT Registry

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 13:55

Blockchain Startup Chronicled Launches Ethereum IoT Registry In an effort to build a standard for IoT, Chronicled is open sourcing a tool for registering connected devices on the ethereum blockchain.

Four Big Banks to Create a New Bitcoin Alternative

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 11:00

Four Big Banks to Create a New Bitcoin Alternative

Four major world banks are set to announce the creation of a new blockchain-based digital currency, and are hoping to make it the global standard for settlements. Also read: Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy? ‘Digital Cash’ Needed The plan for the originally-titled “utility settlement coin” comes from UBS, Deutsche Bank, Santander, and BNY Mellon.

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Litecoin Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 02:41

Litecoin Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading Litecoin prices rose nearly 10% today as word the digital currency would be listed on Coinbase's GDAX exchange spread among traders.

Big Banks Band Together to Launch 'Settlement Coin'

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 24. 01:27

Big Banks Band Together to Launch 'Settlement Coin' Four banks have reportedly partnered on a blockchain project aimed at creating a means to clear and settle transactions worldwide.

TAO Network Partners with Boogie Shack Music Group

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 24. 01:22

TAO Network Partners with Boogie Shack Music Group

The TAO network is partnering with music publisher Boogie Shack Music Group to help develop blockchain-based tools and services for the company. Also read: Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion ‘TAO of Music’ Gives Artists More Control The partnership was announced August 22, 2016, and according to the press release the partnership offers the TAO

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Bitfury Research Shines Light on Bitcoin Mixing Methods

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 23:34

Bitfury Research Shines Light on Bitcoin Mixing Methods A new Bitfury white paper aims to advance the study of how bitcoins sent using certain privacy-enhancing techniques can be traced to participants.

Bitfury Research Shines Light on Bitcoin Privacy Weaknesses

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 23:34

Bitfury Research Shines Light on Bitcoin Privacy Weaknesses A new Bitfury white paper aims to advance the study of how bitcoins sent using certain privacy-enhancing techniques can be traced to participants.

Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 22:00

Coda Pay Receives $2 Million for Asian Expansion

Singapore-based startup Coda Pay is bringing Bitcoin and alternative payment processing to South East Asian markets with its recent capital injection. The company has just announced it has raised $2 million USD to push its efforts forward. Also read: Amazon-Rival Rakuten Forms Blockchain Lab Coda Pay Progressing to Leverage Asian Markets Coda Pay is set to

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US Nuclear Research Lab Developing Bitcoin Analysis Tool

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 21:15

US Nuclear Research Lab Developing Bitcoin Analysis Tool A federally funded research laboratory run by a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin is developing a bitcoin analytics tool for the US government.

Bank of Japan: Blockchain Could Alter Financial Services

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 19:46

Bank of Japan: Blockchain Could Alter Financial Services Japan's central bank issued remarks this week that found it forecasting that blockchain could come to have a fundamental impact on finance.

Bitcoin.com Price Watch: Bulls About to Charge?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 18:01

Bitcoin.com Price Watch: Bulls About to Charge?

The price of bitcoin has been trending upwards this past week, giving a bullish sentiment to traders. The price per BTC is $584 USD at press time, and it looks as though we may see more spikes. Also read: France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin Bitcoin Price Moves Away From the Bears’ Grasp Bitcoin has seen some

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South African Central Bank 'Open' to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 17:06

South African Central Bank 'Open' to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency South Africa’s central bank is “open” to cryptocurrencies and blockchain, according to new statements from its governor.

If This Video Doesn’t Make You Want Bitcoin, Nothing Will

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 17:00

If This Video Doesn’t Make You Want Bitcoin, Nothing Will

One particular YouTube video perfectly sums up how the economy works. And if it doesn’t make you want to buy bitcoins (or wish you had more), then perhaps nothing will. Also read: Leading Dark Net Markets to Support Monero Economic Stimulus 101 In simple, easy to understand language, this video – which is just over one minute

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Digital Asset to Open Source Smart Contract Language

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 23. 14:16

Digital Asset to Open Source Smart Contract Language Digital Asset Holdings has announced it intends to open-source DAML, the smart contracting language it acquired from startup Elevence.

Verizon Applies for Blockchain Patent in Strongest Push Yet

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 12:35

Verizon Applies for Blockchain Patent in Strongest Push Yet

US communications giant Verizon has filed a Blockchain patent for its digital media rights following three years of investigative research.  Also read: New FCC Rules Could Block Your E-Wallet Verizon: Patent for ‘Passcode Blockchain’ Verizon, the largest communications company in the US, made the application in May but has declined to comment on its plans behind the

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Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 12:00

Can the Federal Reserve Really Save the US Economy?

Is the US Federal Reserve still capable of reducing negative effects from recessions and other economic shocks? Not without drastic measures, says a critic. Also read: The Federal Reserve Gets on Facebook, Greeted by Angry Bitcoiners More Extreme Measures The answer is yes – at least, according to a paper by the Fed’s own deputy director

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Leading Dark Net Markets to Support Monero

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 23. 01:00

Leading Dark Net Markets to Support Monero

Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) has been making waves in the community as of late. Most recently, it has been revealed that the digital currency will be used by leading Dark Net Markets. Also read: Mimblewimble Paper Proposes ‘Near Complete’ Bitcoin Anonymity Oasis & Alphabay Will Implement Monero According to a recent Reddit post on the Dark

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Florida Files Appeal After Charges Against Bitcoin Seller Dismissed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 23:35

Florida Files Appeal After Charges Against Bitcoin Seller Dismissed The state of Florida has appealed a recent court decision that saw a judge rule bitcoin isn't money.

Unknown Bidder Buys $1.6 Million in Bitcoin at US Government Auction

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 22:26

Unknown Bidder Buys $1.6 Million in Bitcoin at US Government Auction A winning bidder has claimed 2,700 BTC (worth $1.58m) at an auction held by the US Marshals Service (USMS).

France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 22. 22:17

France’s Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin

The third largest bus company in France, Isilines, has started accepting bitcoin as part of a six-month test-run. Isilines is the first company in its sector to accept a cryptocurrency. Also read: Dash Across America: The Bitcoin.com Bus Begins its Journey  Partnership with Paymium To accept bitcoin payments, Isilines has partnered with a French startup,

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One Month After Ethereum Hard Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Remain Unclaimed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 20:41

One Month After Ethereum Hard Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Remain Unclaimed It's been a month since the ethereum hard fork moved $150m worth of DAO ether into a withdraw-only account. Today, $25m is still unclaimed.

One Month After Ethereum Hard Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Unclaimed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 20:41

One Month After Ethereum Hard Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Unclaimed It's been a month since the ethereum hard fork moved $150m worth of DAO ether into a withdraw-only account. Today, $25m is still unclaimed.

One Month After Ethereum Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Unclaimed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 20:41

One Month After Ethereum Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Unclaimed It's been a month since the ethereum hard fork moved $150m worth of DAO ether into a withdraw-only account. Today, $25m is still unclaimed.

One Month After Ethereum Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Still Unclaimed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 20:41

One Month After Ethereum Fork, Millions in DAO Funds Still Unclaimed It's been a month since the ethereum hard fork moved $150m worth of DAO ether into a withdraw-only account. Today, $25m is still unclaimed.

Sberbank Considers Russian Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 19:14

Sberbank Considers Russian Blockchain Consortium One of Russia's largest banks is in discussions to join a domestic bank consortium that would study blockchain technology.

Japanese Firms Test Blockchain for E-Check Management

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 18:31

Japanese Firms Test Blockchain for E-Check Management The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and tech giant Hitachi are working on a blockchain proof-of-concept aimed at digitizing checks.

Is the NSA Baiting the Shadow Brokers with Seized Bitcoin?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 22. 18:00

Is the NSA Baiting the Shadow Brokers with Seized Bitcoin?

According to a recent post from crypto-blogger Krypt3ia, the wallet of the Shadow Brokers group who are auctioning NSA hacking tools, has been receiving the very same bitcoin that was seized from Silk Road. Also read: Alleged Silk Road Forum Operator ‘Roped Into’ U.S. Extradition Shadow Brokers Wallet ‘Tested’ by Seized Silk Road Bitcoins Last week, Krypt3ia stated that

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Bitfinex to Offer Company Equity to Reimburse Customer Losses

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 16:00

Bitfinex to Offer Company Equity to Reimburse Customer Losses Bitfinex customers may soon have a way to convert the digital assets they were issued following the exchange's hack earlier this month.

UK Blockchain Projects Near Regulatory Approval

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 22. 15:16

UK Blockchain Projects Near Regulatory Approval UK regulators are reportedly moving forward with efforts that would find blockchain firms exiting a FinTech sandbox program.

Major Turkish Exchange Shuts Down Following Banking Suspension

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 22. 15:00

Major Turkish Exchange Shuts Down Following Banking Suspension

Bitcoin in Turkey has come under renewed pressure as longstanding Turkish exchange BTCTurk has its bank accounts shut down.  Also read: Bitwala Steps Up to Replace PayPal with Bitcoin in Turkey BTCTurk: Bitcoin Trading ‘Risky’ BTCTurk, which started trading in 2013, said it was currently trying to refund customer balances in the face of the unexpected

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Mitsubishi & Hitachi Trial Blockchain-Based Checking

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 22. 12:00

Mitsubishi & Hitachi Trial Blockchain-Based Checking

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Hitachi are working on a blockchain-based prototype that processes and verifies the integrity of check payments.  Also read: Mitsubishi Confirms Testing Its Own Cryptocurrency Hitachi & Mitsubishi Test Blockchain-Based Checking Blockchain technology has become quite popular in Japan to financial institutions that reside in the region. According to Nikkei,

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Trees Joins Growing Alt-Payments Industry for Medical Marijuana

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 22. 04:15

Trees Joins Growing Alt-Payments Industry for Medical Marijuana

Bitcoin-accepting Trees, a former medical cannabis dispensary that made headlines with its vision to deliver dank buds via drone, has pivoted towards becoming a marketplace in conjunction with building a payment processor. Its emphasis is on allowing cannabis businesses to become their own banks through blockchain technology. Also read: The FCA Considers Bringing Blockchain Startups to UK Trees:

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The FCA Considers Bringing Blockchain Startups to UK

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 21. 22:00

The FCA Considers Bringing Blockchain Startups to UK

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will possibly approve blockchain businesses within the region. This will give UK-based distributed ledger businesses an edge when it comes to grasping a broader reach towards consumers. Also read: The ‘Bitcoin Family’ One Year Later The FCA Is Researching Blockchain Startups for Economic Growth According to the Financial Times (FT), the UK’s

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The ‘Bitcoin Family’ One Year Later

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 21. 18:00

The ‘Bitcoin Family’ One Year Later

A year ago today, my family was featured in a Motherboard Vice article called “Meet the ‘Bitcoin Family.’” Since that time, my two sons have learned a whole lot more about Bitcoin and are fascinated by their father’s work as a cryptocurrency journalist. Also read: Bitcoin To Benefit From Children Using High-end Technology At Young Age Learning

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Bitcoin and the Law of Conservation of Energy

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 21. 15:50

Bitcoin and the Law of Conservation of Energy Guest contributor Alex Millar examines bitcoin through the lens of scientific law in an attempt to show that money is energy.

Can Two Ethereum Markets Co-Exist?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 21. 13:42

Can Two Ethereum Markets Co-Exist? A month after the ethereum market split in two, analysts wonder whether ETH and ETC can coexist in the long-term.

The Federal Reserve Gets on Facebook, Greeted by Angry Bitcoiners

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 21. 11:00

The Federal Reserve Gets on Facebook, Greeted by Angry Bitcoiners

The Federal Reserve, the quasi-private governing body of the US monetary system, launched a Facebook page Thursday in its bid to become more transparent and open with the US citizenry. Also read: Central Banks’ Fedspeak ‘Reflects’ Bitcoin Disruption Fears Federal Reserve Gets a Facebook As intended, and like the social media spaces of its public counterparts, the

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European Drug Report: Dark Net Rising in Use, Making Drugs Safer

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 20. 22:00

European Drug Report: Dark Net Rising in Use, Making Drugs Safer

The Internet has provided a new portal for narcotics customers and suppliers to gain access to illicit drugs, says the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). According to a research report by the organization, Dark Net Market (DNM) usage is rising in popularity. Also read: Dark Net Markets Are Booming From Better Quality

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On Tokens and Crowdsales: How Startups Are Using Blockchain to Raise Capital

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 20. 18:31

On Tokens and Crowdsales: How Startups Are Using Blockchain to Raise Capital A look at the ways startups are utilising blockchain-based software tokens, and the various decentralized business models taking shape around them.

Why Big Bank Blockchain Leads Are Leaving for Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 20. 15:36

Why Big Bank Blockchain Leads Are Leaving for Startups Bank blockchain leads are leaving to build startups, a trend signalling that opportunities in the private blockchain space remain abundant.

‘Bitcoin Unlimited’ Reveals $500k Donation, Formal US Registration

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 20. 15:00

‘Bitcoin Unlimited’ Reveals $500k Donation, Formal US Registration

Bitcoin Unlimited has announced major changes to its status including formal registration as a non-profit following a $500,000 donation.  Also read: Bitcoin ‘Whales’ Vote in Favor of Larger Tx Blocks Non-profit Registration & Development Drive Ahead The news was released to members via a post today, and comes as the community at large appears to be shifting

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Amazon-Rival Rakuten Forms Blockchain Lab

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 20. 12:00

Amazon-Rival Rakuten Forms Blockchain Lab

Amazon competitor Rakuten is launching the Rakuten Blockchain Lab (RBL) in Belfast, UK, to explore potential applications for blockchain technology in fintech and e-commerce. Also read: Blockchain Lead Vacates Position at UBS, Joins BNY Mellon Rakuten Sets Up Blockchain Lab The establishment of RBL stems from Rakuten’s earlier investment in Bitcoin wallet and payments software firm

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Bitcoin.com Bus Shunned by Las Vegas Bitcoiners Over Politics

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 20. 11:00

Bitcoin.com Bus Shunned by Las Vegas Bitcoiners Over Politics

The Bleish family’s “Dash Across America Tour” in the Bitcoin.com bus was derailed yesterday when, during their Las Vegas stop, the organizer of the city’s Bitcoin meetup denied them access because of the family’s support for Dash. Also read: Blockchain Lead Vacates Position at UBS, Joins BNY Mellon Bitcoin.com Bus Tour Denied Access to Las Vegas Meetup Catherine

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Can ACTUS Stop Financial Crises with Blockchain Data Standards?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 20. 01:00

Can ACTUS Stop Financial Crises with Blockchain Data Standards?

The lack of global financial industry data standards for financial instruments has created chaos for digital currency startups and the financial sector as a whole. Even more devastating is the intensification effect this lack of standards has had during recent financial crises. The ACTUS project aims to mitigate these problems by creating and implementing international,

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Blockchain Lead Vacates Position at UBS, Joins BNY Mellon

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 19. 23:04

Blockchain Lead Vacates Position at UBS, Joins BNY Mellon

The Swiss bank, UBS, is a losing a key member of its administrative team in Alex Batlin, who lead the bank’s efforts in blockchain innovation. Also read: TrumpCoin is Real, But Will It Make Crypto Great Again? Blockchain Lead Leaves UBS The news was first reported and confirmed by Financial News, which cites an internal

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Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Hints at Dealings With Mt Gox CEO

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 19. 22:39

Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Hints at Dealings With Mt Gox CEO Convicted Ponzi operator Trendon Shavers is now insinuating that the unidentified debtor cited in his defense against the SEC was Mark Karpeles.

Chainalysis: More Ransomware Arrests Are Coming

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 19. 22:00

Chainalysis: More Ransomware Arrests Are Coming

Ransomware has been on the rise as of late, and it is a cyber security threat a lot of businesses and government services are taking seriously. According to Chainalysis, the blockchain monitoring company, more ransomware-related arrests from law enforcement are on the horizon. Also read: Chainalysis Raises $1.6M, Partners with Europol  Can Companies Like Chainalysis Curb Ransomware

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Japanese Banks Plan Blockchain Currency Exchange

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 19. 19:55

Japanese Banks Plan Blockchain Currency Exchange A group of Japanese financial institutions are looking to create a platform for real-time currency exchange services.

Ethereum Classic is Starting to Mobilize

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 19. 18:28

Ethereum Classic is Starting to Mobilize Supporters of an alternative implementation of the ethereum blockchain are beginning to mobilize and galvanize support.

California Lawmaker: Bitcoin Thefts Show Industry Regulation Needed

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 19. 17:15

California Lawmaker: Bitcoin Thefts Show Industry Regulation Needed The state assemblyman behind efforts to regulate digital currency businesses in California is now hoping to revive his efforts.

Bank of England Seeks Digital Currency Research Lead

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 19. 15:46

Bank of England Seeks Digital Currency Research Lead The Bank of England is on the hunt for an economist to spearhead its research into a central bank-issued digital currency.

TrumpCoin is Real, But Will It Make Crypto Great Again?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 19. 15:06

TrumpCoin is Real, But Will It Make Crypto Great Again?

A new currency — TrumpCoin — dedicated to supporting Donald Trump’s presidency is currently seeking investments as a political action committee (PAC).  Also read: Ripple CTO Blasts ‘Subtle Tyranny’ of Blockchain Hype Support Trump ‘Without Giving Away All Your Money’ TrumpCoin, which calls itself “the world’s first cryptopac,” even launched an updated website in its

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Capital One Adds Veteran Blockchain Lawyer to FinTech Team

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 19. 15:01

Capital One Adds Veteran Blockchain Lawyer to FinTech Team Blockchain legal veteran Elijah Alper will join Capital One in September to advise the financial services firm on the subject area.

No, the EBA's Bitcoin Regulation Proposals Aren't All Bad

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 19. 14:05

No, the EBA's Bitcoin Regulation Proposals Aren't All Bad Digital currency lawyer Jacek Czarnecki argues recent regulatory proposals in the EU might benefit the blockchain industry despite criticisms.

Ripple CTO Blasts ‘Subtle Tyranny’ of Blockchain Hype

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 19. 12:00

Ripple CTO Blasts ‘Subtle Tyranny’ of Blockchain Hype

The chief technology officer of Ripple and the guy who introduced Bitcoin to millions of viewers, Stefan Thomas, now has a different attitude concerning blockchain technology. Also read: Japan Risks Falling Behind Amid Blockchain Talent Shortage Does the Blockchain Make Everything Awesome? In a Medium blog post, Stefan Thomas, the creator of the YouTube video “What is

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Bitfinex Gives an Investigation Update

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 19. 05:29

Bitfinex Gives an Investigation Update

Bitfinex has revealed more information concerning the investigation of the hack that took place on August 2. The exchange explains the company’s initial efforts to identify the hackers and the next steps for the business moving forward. Also read: Swiss Capital Zurich Rejects Bitcoin Government Bitfinex Hires Ledger Labs and Drops BitGo Services The Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency

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The Dream of The DAO Stubbornly Lives On

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 22:53

The Dream of The DAO Stubbornly Lives On Whether the concept of a DAO could live on in the wake of the downfall of The DAO was the topic of debate at a New York conference this week.

Bitcoin Tech Bootcamp & Milan Conference Vie for Tech Talent

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 18. 21:00

Bitcoin Tech Bootcamp & Milan Conference Vie for Tech Talent

A joint Bitcoin Bootcamp featuring teaching from 21 Inc and BitGo will offer just 15 atendees a “comprehensive” technical introduction to Bitcoin October 8-9.  Also read: Bitcoin.com’s ‘Blockchain: Money’ Conference is Coming to London ‘Accelerated’ Bootcamp for Techies The “accelerated 2-day workshop” will be held in Palo Alto, California and focus primarily on exploring the inner workings

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ASX Completes First Distributed Ledger Prototype

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 19:47

ASX Completes First Distributed Ledger Prototype The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announced today that it has completed the first phase of a distributed ledger tech trial.

ASX Completes First Distributed Ledger Settlement Prototype

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 19:47

ASX Completes First Distributed Ledger Settlement Prototype The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announced today that it has completed the first phase of a distributed ledger tech trial.

Rakuten Acquires Bitcoin Startup Team for Blockchain Lab Launch

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 18:06

Rakuten Acquires Bitcoin Startup Team for Blockchain Lab Launch Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has acqui-hired bitcoin startup Bitnet as part of a bid to staff its new blockchain development lab in the UK.

Japan Risks Falling Behind Amid Blockchain Talent Shortage

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 18. 18:00

Japan Risks Falling Behind Amid Blockchain Talent Shortage

While the rest of the globe is on pace to grasp this technology in hopes that it could transform financial markets, Japan is lacking specialized technicians to develop their own blockchain industry.  Also read: Popular Bitcoin Investing App Keza to Relaunch Japan Risks Falling Behind Japan has a shortage of developers and programmers that specialize in blockchain technology

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Next Bitcoin Software Update Will Be First to Feature SegWit Code

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 17:25

Next Bitcoin Software Update Will Be First to Feature SegWit Code A forthcoming bitcoin software update will be the first to feature preliminary code for a future scaling upgrade.

Swiss Capital Zurich Rejects Bitcoin Government

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 18. 15:00

Swiss Capital Zurich Rejects Bitcoin Government

Zurich’s local government has gone against initiatives elsewhere in Switzerland by refusing to allow Bitcoin payments of taxes or salaries.  Also read: Swiss Town Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Public Services Zurich Residents ‘Don’t Want To Pay In Bitcoin’ While a similar scheme has proven popular in the city of Zug, an enquiry by two local politicians

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Swiss Bank UBS Latest to See Key Blockchain Lead Depart

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 14:50

Swiss Bank UBS Latest to See Key Blockchain Lead Depart UBS has become the latest major bank to see a significant departure from its blockchain innovation team.

To Go Big on Blockchain, 'Big Four' Firm PwC Thinking Small

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 14:09

To Go Big on Blockchain, 'Big Four' Firm PwC Thinking Small To scale up its blockchain operations, 'Big Four' audit firm PwC is thinking small with its strategy.

Popular Bitcoin Investing App Keza to Relaunch

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 18. 12:40

Popular Bitcoin Investing App Keza to Relaunch

Keza, the mobile app that allows any Bitcoin holder worldwide to invest in stocks and bonds, is to be resurrected after its acquisition by Philippines company Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI). Also read: Shapeshift Transforms KeepKey Hardware Wallet into an Exchange ‘Revolutionary Product’ Targets Philippines The move will see Keza developed closer physically to its initial key

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Bitcoin.org Warns of Expected Attacks Amid Upcoming Bitcoin Software Release

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 06:38

Bitcoin.org Warns of Expected Attacks Amid Upcoming Bitcoin Software Release A new post to the Bitcoin.org website indicates its contributors have reason to believe the website may be targeted by malicious actors.

Bitcoin.org Warns of Attacks Amid Upcoming Bitcoin Software Release

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 06:38

Bitcoin.org Warns of Attacks Amid Upcoming Bitcoin Software Release A new post to the Bitcoin.org website indicates its contributors have reason to believe the website may be targeted by malicious actors.

Bitfinex Recovers Bitcoin Volume But Perception Battle Rages On

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 18. 01:50

Bitfinex Recovers Bitcoin Volume But Perception Battle Rages On Since a high-profile hack, Bitfinex has reclaimed its position as the top USD/BTC exchange, but questions about its future remain.

Ether Camp Online Hackathon Attracts 500 Programmers

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 18. 00:00

Ether Camp Online Hackathon Attracts 500 Programmers

This October Ether Camp is holding its 2nd hackathon with over 500 programmers competing for $50,000 in Ether. The four-week contest hosted online has invoked hundreds of ideas from hackers looking to win the prize money, and the entire event will be streamed live for the public’s viewing. Also read: Blockstream & Core Developers’ BIP Identity Crisis Winning

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Shapeshift Transforms KeepKey Hardware Wallet into an Exchange

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 17. 21:00

Shapeshift Transforms KeepKey Hardware Wallet into an Exchange

The hardware wallet manufacturer KeepKey (KeepKey.com) has just announced its partnership with the Shapeshift exchange. With this collaboration, KeepKey will be the first-ever hardware wallet to integrate with an exchange. Also read: The OpenDime ‘Bitcoin Stick’ Review FIrst Hardware Wallet to Adopt Shapeshift API The new partnership with Shapeshift will allow KeepKey users to securely exchange a

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Ethereum Prediction Market Service Takes First Steps With Beta Launch

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 17. 20:50

Ethereum Prediction Market Service Takes First Steps With Beta Launch A new prediction market is set to go live on the ethereum network this week.

California ‘BitLicense’ Dropped For Now

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 17. 19:53

California ‘BitLicense’ Dropped For Now

The state of California has officially ceased further plans to adopt cryptocurrency legislation this year. The lawmakers attempting to create their own form of the New York BitLicense with Bill AB-1326. The legislation will remain untouched until next year, when authorities may revisit the Bill and try to introduce it again. Also read: Bank Insider: Cryptofinance Will

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‘They’re Wrong’: Former SEC Head Slams Bitcoin Naysayers

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 17. 18:00

‘They’re Wrong’: Former SEC Head Slams Bitcoin Naysayers

Tired of hearing bankers and the media tell you Bitcoin is finished, but everyone loves the blockchain? Worry not, the technology still has plenty of cheerleaders in high places – and investment money is still rolling in. Also read: Bank Insider: Cryptofinance Will Not Be the End of Wall Street Investment Flows Negate Naysayers The latest high-profile figure

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Gartner: Blockchain Hits Hype Cycle Peak

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 17. 17:57

Gartner: Blockchain Hits Hype Cycle Peak Blockchain technology has hit the peak of its hype cycle according to a new report by Gartner.

Gartner: Blockchain Tech Hits Hype Cycle Peak

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 17. 17:57

Gartner: Blockchain Tech Hits Hype Cycle Peak Blockchain technology has hit the peak of its hype cycle according to a new report by Gartner.

Bitfinex: Cause of Bitcoin Hack Still 'Unknown'

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 17. 16:18

Bitfinex: Cause of Bitcoin Hack Still 'Unknown' Nearly two weeks after losing more than $60m in customer funds, Bitfinex reports it has not yet identified how the theft was carried out.

The OpenDime ‘Bitcoin Stick’ Review

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 17. 15:00

The OpenDime ‘Bitcoin Stick’ Review

Today I received my three OpenDime (opendime.com) devices in the mail, which came from Toronto via the Coinkite headquarters. I decided to give the product a review for all you Bitcoin.com readers to get an inside glimpse on how the device operates. Also read: Ledger Nano S Review: Can This $65 Device Top Trezor? OpenDime: The First Hardware

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Overstock's New Blockchain President Vows to Accelerate 'Fight Against Wall Street'

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 17. 14:21

Overstock's New Blockchain President Vows to Accelerate 'Fight Against Wall Street' Overstock blockchain president Jonathan Johnson discusses his strategy for the e-commerce giant in his first interview since assuming the new role.

Overstock's New Blockchain President to Accelerate 'Fight Against Wall Street'

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 17. 14:21

Overstock's New Blockchain President to Accelerate 'Fight Against Wall Street' Overstock blockchain president Jonathan Johnson discusses his strategy for the e-commerce giant in his first interview since assuming the new role.

Why Ethereum Classic Must Die

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 17. 13:30

Why Ethereum Classic Must Die In this Op-Ed, investor Jacob Eliosoff argues that the ethereum community needs to rally around one blockchain.

Buy Bitcoin With a Credit Card, Right Here at Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 17. 12:00

Buy Bitcoin With a Credit Card, Right Here at Bitcoin.com

Would you like to buy some bitcoin? Have a friend who’s been asking you how to get into bitcoin, but doesn’t like things complicated? Starting today, you can buy bitcoin right here on Bitcoin.com – even with a credit card! Also read: Bitcoin.com Acquires BitcoinX for Top Exchange & Wallet Reviews Get Bitcoin with a Credit

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Bank Insider: Cryptofinance Will Not Be the End of Wall Street

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 17. 01:00

Bank Insider: Cryptofinance Will Not Be the End of Wall Street

Finance and banking has seen its fair share of innovation over the centuries, and Bitcoin and its blockchain technology are already making a new chapter in this history. To get a better sense of how the industry views this innovation, I interviewed the head of Technology Risk for the Wealth & Investment Management portion of

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California Delays Efforts to Regulate Bitcoin Businesses

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 16. 21:01

California Delays Efforts to Regulate Bitcoin Businesses California's legislature has once again shelved a plan to regulate businesses in the digital currency industry.

Bitcoin Companies Who Reimburse Losses Stay Alive

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 16. 21:00

Bitcoin Companies Who Reimburse Losses Stay Alive

A recent blog post from Xapo called “What happens if Xapo gets hacked?” the company discusses the unfortunate Bitfinex heist that took place on August 2, 2016. Xapo says that if they were compromised the company would cover the losses from its own reserve. This is a glaring difference to the many exchanges that failed to

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UK Fraud Office Comments on 'Increasing' Bitcoin Use By Criminals

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 16. 20:35

UK Fraud Office Comments on 'Increasing' Bitcoin Use By Criminals A criminal investigatory unit in the UK has said that it would consider investigating cases involving bitcoin.

Plane Maker Airbus Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 16. 18:55

Plane Maker Airbus Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project French airplane manufacturer Airbus has joined the Hyperledger Project, the Linux Foundation-led blockchain initiative begun earlier this year.

Tether Launches ‘Euro-Coin’ Trading on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 16. 18:00

Tether Launches ‘Euro-Coin’ Trading on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Just like its USD counterpart, Tether Euros (EURT) bridge fiat currency with the Bitcoin blockchain along with the ability to use for SEPA transfer, debit card payments as well as trading EURT/USDT pairs over OmniDex. Also read: Monetizing the Web with Bitcoin is a Win/Win Tether: The Crypto-Fiat Bridge Tether Inc. (tether.to) in conjunction with

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Blockchain World Expo Postponed Until 2017

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 16. 17:38

Blockchain World Expo Postponed Until 2017 A scheduling conflict has resulted in the postponement of the Blockchain World Expo.

Airbitz Opens Bitcoin to Third Party Apps with Plugin API

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 16. 16:30

Airbitz Opens Bitcoin to Third Party Apps with Plugin API

The San Diego-based wallet company Airbitz has just announced the release of its Bitcoin wallet Plugin API for third party applications and services within the industry. Also read: Jaxx Wallet Now Stores DASH, Advanced Features Coming Airbitz Plugin API Brings Bitcoin to 3rd Party Apps Airbitz says they have been hard at work with Airbitz SDK integrations,

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Hyperledger Tests Open Strategy With First Blockchain Explorer

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 16. 14:07

Hyperledger Tests Open Strategy With First Blockchain Explorer CoinDesk profiles ongoing developments at business blockchain consortium Hyperledger and its collaborative effort to launch an open-source tool.

Jaxx Wallet Now Stores DASH, Advanced Features Coming

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 16. 14:00

Jaxx Wallet Now Stores DASH, Advanced Features Coming

Jaxx will now officially support DASH as one of their 4 cryptocurrency assets in one wallet. Meanwhile, the price of Dash has tested new heights of over $14 USD on the news. Also read: Bitcoin Price Slumps While Altcoins Party Jaxx Wallet Now Supports DASH Following a series of announcements about an upcoming integration of DASH on

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Bitcoin.com Acquires BitcoinX for Top Exchange & Wallet Reviews

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 16. 13:00

Bitcoin.com Acquires BitcoinX for Top Exchange & Wallet Reviews

It is hard to keep up with all of the Bitcoin exchanges and wallets in the Bitcoin ecosystem, which is why Bitcoin.com will now have the most comprehensive and extensive catalog of every exchange and wallet following its acquisition of BitcoinX. Also read: USMS to Auction 2,719 Seized Bitcoins This Month BitcoinX Helps Pick a Wallet & Exchange

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Hackers Claim To Breach NSA, WikiLeaks Claims Old News

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 16. 12:00

Hackers Claim To Breach NSA, WikiLeaks Claims Old News

A hacker group has claimed to have breached a NSA affiliate, obtaining details of cyber weapons which it wishes to auction for 1,000,000 bitcoins. Also read: Bitfinex Hack: US Regulation ‘Prevented Cold Storage Use’ NSA Cyber Weapons for A Million Bitcoins? An assumed group of hackers, the ‘Shadow Brokers,’ has claimed responsibility for the hack,

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Monetizing the Web with Bitcoin is a Win/Win

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 16. 00:00

Monetizing the Web with Bitcoin is a Win/Win

By using Bitcoin and its blockchain, consumers can eliminate fee-charging intermediaries, such as banks and credit card issuers, while preserving their anonymity when transacting on the web. Also read: ‘Bitcoin Browser’ Brave Raises $4.5M, Readies for 1.0 Launch Facebook Bypasses Ad Blockers The annoying online ads that swarm web pages are detrimental to online publishers, advertisers,

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July Bitcoin Price Report: Confidence Hits 2016 Highs Amid Halving

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 15. 22:40

July Bitcoin Price Report: Confidence Hits 2016 Highs Amid Halving Bitcoin prices experienced modest fluctuations in July, pushing higher in anticipation of the halving and then declining after the event.

Why EBA Proposals Would Set an Absurd Precedent for Bitcoin Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 15. 22:20

Why EBA Proposals Would Set an Absurd Precedent for Bitcoin Startups The EBA's new proposals for digital currency could make starting a bitcoin exchange more onerous than opening a bank, argues lawyer Adam Vaziri.

Cryptsy CEO Denies He Stole From His Own Exchange

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 15. 21:09

Cryptsy CEO Denies He Stole From His Own Exchange Cryptsy CEO Paul Vernon has hit back at allegations he mishandled funds during his tenure as an executive at the exchange.

UN Seeks Two ‘Tech Geeks’ for Bitcoin Fundraising

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 15. 21:00

UN Seeks Two ‘Tech Geeks’ for Bitcoin Fundraising

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is looking for two volunteers to help one of the organizations they are working with to research and train two of their staff members on how to use bitcoins for fundraising immediately. Also read: BitGive: Charity 2.0 Platform Will ‘Revolutionize Philanthropy’  UN Volunteer Programs Interested in Bitcoin Although the volunteer

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Denver Hosts 2nd Annual Crypto Cannabis Conference

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 15. 18:00

Denver Hosts 2nd Annual Crypto Cannabis Conference

The Crypto Cannabis Conference is holding its second annual conference in Denver, Colorado — where cannabis is legalized for recreational use. Also read: Cannabis Entrepreneurs Should Use Bitcoin as Legalization Grows Crypto Cannabis Conference Comes to Colorado The cannabis industry is growing exponentially in the U.S., and this year many states are on the path to legalize marijuana.

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New KnCMiner Owners Seek to Revive Bitcoin Firm With Acquisition

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 15. 16:56

New KnCMiner Owners Seek to Revive Bitcoin Firm With Acquisition A preliminary sale that would find bitcoin mining firm KnCMiner continuing under new ownership has been approved.

KnC Miner Sold to ‘Serious’ Swedish Buyer

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 15. 16:20

KnC Miner Sold to ‘Serious’ Swedish Buyer

Bankrupt mining conglomerate KnC Group has announced that Gogreenlight has acquired the assets of its KnC Miner subsidiary. Also read: Suing Bitfinex Could Lose Traders More, Not Less KnC Miner Deal ‘Only Has A Few Things Left’ The newly incorporated company, owned by Swedish entrepreneur Sten Oscarsson, focuses primarily on green data centers. It purchased

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Suing Bitfinex Could Lose Traders More, Not Less

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 15. 15:00

Suing Bitfinex Could Lose Traders More, Not Less

Bitfinex’s compensation measures could sink in court before seeing results, with traders already talking of legal action following their 36% ‘haircut’. Also read: A $99 Trezor Could Have Prevented the $70M Bitfinex Theft Traders Feel ‘Robbed’ The exchange has sought to compensate $72 million in stolen funds by replacing 36% of customer balances with its

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Blockstream Adds to All-Star Blockchain Developer Team

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 15. 14:10

Blockstream Adds to All-Star Blockchain Developer Team Bitcoin startup Blockstream has announced a slew of new hires that serve to further boost the firm’s already impressive development team.

Bitfinex Heist Rings the Alarm of Bitcoin Centralization

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 15. 12:35

Bitfinex Heist Rings the Alarm of Bitcoin Centralization Should the Bitfinex hack be seen as a call to action? That's the opinion of Nozomi Hayes, who argues it provides evidence decentralization is needed.

Blockstream & Core Developers’ BIP Identity Crisis

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 15. 12:00

Blockstream & Core Developers’ BIP Identity Crisis

A decision on the part of Core developers to use the same BIP ID number for their “compact blocks” proposal as its counterpart, “Xthin,” has ignited a controversy as some are now questioning the competency of Core developers. Also read: Bitcoin Price Slumps While Altcoins Party Xthin & Compact Blocks, One BIP There has been

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Dash Across America: The Bitcoin.com Bus Begins its Journey

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 15. 05:26

Dash Across America: The Bitcoin.com Bus Begins its Journey

The Bitcoin.com Bus has officially departed on tour. The Blush Family (John Bush, Catherine Bleish, their two children and two dogs) are traveling the country to advocate for all things decentralized, with a focus on cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Dash. How they travel and engage in commerce along the way is unique, and highlights how you

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Bitcoin Price Slumps While Altcoins Party

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 14. 23:56

Bitcoin Price Slumps While Altcoins Party

The Bitcoin price has slumped again, dropping to just above $570 in what could be part of another extended bear run. Also read: The Wealthiest Serving Congressman Just Bought His First Bitcoin It’s a far cry from just a two months ago, which saw cheers of “to the moon!” as the bitcoin price reached $772 on June

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July Bitcoin Price Report: Confidence Hits 2016 Highs Amid Halving

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 14. 22:40

July Bitcoin Price Report: Confidence Hits 2016 Highs Amid Halving Bitcoin prices experienced modest fluctuations in July, pushing higher in anticipation of the halving and then declining after the event.

July Bitcoin Price Report: Confidence Hits 2016 Highs Amid Halving

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 14. 15:40

July Bitcoin Price Report: Confidence Hits 2016 Highs Amid Halving Bitcoin prices experienced modest fluctuations in July, pushing higher in anticipation of the halving and then declining after the event.

The Wealthiest Serving Congressman Just Bought His First Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 14. 15:00

The Wealthiest Serving Congressman Just Bought His First Bitcoin

The wealthiest serving member of Congress, California congressman Darrell Issa, visited Airbitz, a Bitcoin wallet provider. The Airbitz team and Issa discussed legislation enabling startups to raise equity funding not only from accredited investors but the public as well. Also read: Alleged Silk Road Forum Operator ‘Roped Into’ U.S. Extradition Congressman Buys Bitcoin According to the

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Singapore Banking Industry Looks to Fintech & Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 14. 12:00

Singapore Banking Industry Looks to Fintech & Blockchain

The Singapore banking industry is hot for fintech and blockchain technology. The United Overseas Bank (UOB) recently had its accelerator program FinLab on August 3, which included participating in financial technology solutions and “smart contracts as a service.” Also read: Proof-of-DDoS: A ‘Malicious’ New Consensus Mechanism Singapore Bank Mentors a Blockchain-Based Smart Contract Project The Singaporean

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Proof-of-DDoS: A ‘Malicious’ New Consensus Mechanism

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 13. 22:00

Proof-of-DDoS: A ‘Malicious’ New Consensus Mechanism

A University of Colorado assistant professor and a Ph.D. student from the University of Michigan have formulated a new Altcoin that has an unusual consensus mechanism. The theoretical cryptocurrency, dubbed “DDoSCoin,” pays attackers for participating in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Also read: Purse Releases Open-Source Wallet Code for ‘Philosophical Reasons’ Proof-Of-DDoS Rewards Miners for Attacking ‘Victim Servers’

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Polls: Iceland’s Pro-Bitcoin Pirate Party to Take Power

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 13. 18:10

Polls: Iceland’s Pro-Bitcoin Pirate Party to Take Power

Iceland pro-Bitcoin Pirate Party is set to have a role in the country’s next government in October, polls suggest, looking to gain around 25% of the national vote. Also read: Pirate Party Gains Favor as Trust in Iceland Government Crumbles Iceland Pirates ‘Well Prepared’ for Government The party, whose parliamentary group leader Birgitta Jónsdóttir said

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The Emergence of Blockchains as Activity Registers

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 13. 17:43

The Emergence of Blockchains as Activity Registers In this opinion piece, Antony Lewis argues that the term 'distributed ledger' needs clarifying due to the new emerging use cases for the technology.

Steemit Bridges Blockchain and Social Media, But How Does It Work?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 13. 16:43

Steemit Bridges Blockchain and Social Media, But How Does It Work? In this piece, CoinDesk explores Steemit, a social media blockchain that rewards users for creating and voting on content.

Decentralization & Governance: Can Bitcoin Have the Best of Both?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 13. 15:00

Decentralization & Governance: Can Bitcoin Have the Best of Both? In this opinion piece, contributor Ariel Deschapell asks, can bitcoin have decentralized governance without defining decentralization?

Alleged Silk Road Forum Operator ‘Roped Into’ U.S. Extradition

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 13. 14:31

Alleged Silk Road Forum Operator ‘Roped Into’ U.S. Extradition

Irishman Gary Davis, 28, has been ordered to be extradited to the United States for his alleged participation with the Silk Road Marketplace. The Kilpedder in Co Wicklow resident was charged with two others of conspiracy to distribute illicit drugs, computer espionage, and money laundering charges. Also read: Former Tradehill Founder Starts Another Bitcoin Dark Pool

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Blockchain-Based TCG ‘Force of Will’ Launches This September

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 13. 12:00

Blockchain-Based TCG ‘Force of Will’ Launches This September

The creators of Spells of Genesis, EverdreamSoft has recently announced a partnership with the first and only mobile Counterparty wallet provider IndieSquare Wallet. The two companies will be developing another blockchain-based card trading game with the popular Japanese firm, ‘Force of Will‘ (FoW). Also read: Copay & GreenAddress Scramble to Stop Google from Storing Your Private

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World Economic Forum: ‘DLT’ Blockchains Are the Future

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 13. 05:00

World Economic Forum: ‘DLT’ Blockchains Are the Future

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Deloitte have concluded that the blockchain is “the future of financial infrastructure” in a new report published today. Also read: Central Banks’ Fedspeak ‘Reflects’ Bitcoin Disruption Fears World Economic Forum Praises So-Called ‘DLT’ Both parties announced the results of a year-long study based on the findings of their 2015

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Blockchain Trials Accelerate as South America Sees Ethereum Uptake

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 13. 00:07

Blockchain Trials Accelerate as South America Sees Ethereum Uptake Ethereum-focused startup ConsenSys is making inroads bringing the blockchain to South America.

Bank Group Calls for Broader Oversight of EU Bitcoin Services

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 12. 20:31

Bank Group Calls for Broader Oversight of EU Bitcoin Services The European Banking Association is calling for greater regulatory oversight for bitcoin exchanges and custodial wallets.

Bank Regulator Calls for Broader Oversight of EU Bitcoin Services

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 12. 20:31

Bank Regulator Calls for Broader Oversight of EU Bitcoin Services The European Banking Authority is calling for greater regulatory oversight for bitcoin exchanges and custodial wallets.

Purse Releases Open-Source Wallet Code for ‘Philosophical Reasons’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 12. 18:00

Purse Releases Open-Source Wallet Code for ‘Philosophical Reasons’

Bitcoin shopping platform Purse.io just announced the release of its wallet code into open-source as well as a browser-based full node to improve platform security following the Bitfinex hack. Also read: Former Tradehill Founder Starts Another Bitcoin Dark Pool Open-Source Wallet Code Released by Purse Purse has added some new features to the platform such as a new tracking system,

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Hyperledger Blockchain Project to Elect New Tech Committee

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 12. 17:55

Hyperledger Blockchain Project to Elect New Tech Committee The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain project will soon elect a new technical steering committee (TSC) and TSC chairperson.

Report: Russian Government to Abandon Penalties for Bitcoin Use

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 12. 17:00

Report: Russian Government to Abandon Penalties for Bitcoin Use Russian authorities are reportedly planning to abandon efforts to institute criminal penalties for bitcoin users.

Why Non-Compliance is Key to Bitcoin’s Success

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 12. 15:00

Why Non-Compliance is Key to Bitcoin’s Success

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong argues that privacy advocates could gain the most from compliance since it will make them rich. But could non-compliance be even more lucrative for Bitcoin? Also read: Kraken Adds Ethereum Classic, Coinbase Slammed for Funds Freeze Compliance Will Make Who Rich? Armstrong defines compliance as “working with regulators, law enforcement, banks, etc.”

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World Economic Forum: Blockchain to Form Foundation of New Financial Infrastructure

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 12. 14:31

World Economic Forum: Blockchain to Form Foundation of New Financial Infrastructure Distributed ledger tech will form the “foundation” of financial services infrastructure, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.

WEF: Blockchain to Form Foundation of New Financial Infrastructure

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 12. 14:31

WEF: Blockchain to Form Foundation of New Financial Infrastructure Distributed ledger tech will form the “foundation” of financial services infrastructure, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.

How Blockchain Could Make Robots Smarter

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 12. 13:45

How Blockchain Could Make Robots Smarter An MIT Media Lab research affiliate believes that by using the blockchain to distribute information, robots could solve problems more efficiently.

How Blockchain Could Make Robot Swarms Smarter

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 12. 13:45

How Blockchain Could Make Robot Swarms Smarter An MIT Media Lab research affiliate believes that by using the blockchain to distribute information, robots could solve problems more efficiently.

nimirum.org – on a mission to end online censorship with blockchain technology

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 12. 12:28

nimirum.org – on a mission to end online censorship with blockchain technology

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product, use at your own risk. This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! Nimirum is a completely decentralized forum platform powered by blockchain technology. We will be creating an autonomous system with no moderators or admins where everyone is equal. Studies from freedomhouse.org show censorship on the internet

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Nimirum.org: On a Mission to End Online Censorship with Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 12. 12:28

Nimirum.org: On a Mission to End Online Censorship with Blockchain Technology

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product, use at your own risk. This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here! Nimirum is a completely decentralized forum platform powered by blockchain technology. We will be creating an autonomous system with no moderators or admins where everyone is equal. Studies from freedomhouse.org show censorship on the internet

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Isle of Man Tests Blockchain for IoT Solutions

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 12. 12:00

Isle of Man Tests Blockchain for IoT Solutions

The Isle of Man government is researching and developing blockchain technology to create synergy with the Internet of Things (IoT) concepts. Also read: Copay & GreenAddress Scramble to Stop Google from Storing Your Private Keys Isle of Man and Credits Will Develop Blockchain Prototype for IoT The Isle of Man, a self-governing Crown dependency located in the Irish

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Former Tradehill Founder Starts Another Bitcoin Dark Pool

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 12. 03:00

Former Tradehill Founder Starts Another Bitcoin Dark Pool

The U.S. stock trading exchange TradeZero (www.tradezero.co) has just announced that it will be offering a “Dark Pool” for Bitcoin whales. Through a partnership with Bitcoin serial entrepreneur Jered Kenna, the firm will enable clients to participate in commission-free dark pool cryptocurrency trading. Also read: Barry Silbert Used ‘Biased’ Strategy to Pump ETC, Says Reporter TradeZero

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Bitcoin Needs Inflation to Work as Money, Says Professor

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 11. 21:00

Bitcoin Needs Inflation to Work as Money, Says Professor

Satoshi Nakamoto would probably have built inflation into the Bitcoin protocol to avoid mining centralization – if he could start over again – says a professor known for his controversial Bitcoin statements. Also read: Venezuela Will Need a Bigger Chart for Its BTC Trading Volume Inflation for Bitcoin? Brazilian computer science professor Jorge Stolfi wrote

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CoinDesk to Expand New York Blockchain Media Team

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 20:15

CoinDesk to Expand New York Blockchain Media Team CoinDesk today announced its plans to double its current headcount from six to 12 full-time employees by the end of 2016.

Cryptsy CEO Stole Millions From Exchange, Court Receiver Alleges

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 19:25

Cryptsy CEO Stole Millions From Exchange, Court Receiver Alleges Cryptsy CEO Paul Vernon may have stolen as much as $3.3m from the digital currency exchange, according to new court documents.

Barry Silbert Used ‘Biased’ Strategy to Pump ETC, Says Reporter

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 11. 18:00

Barry Silbert Used ‘Biased’ Strategy to Pump ETC, Says Reporter

Huffington Post journalist David Seaman, who we interviewed last month, has a bone to pick with the Digital Currency Group’s Barry Silbert. The article in question written by Seaman claims Silbert is behind the Ethereum Classic chain pump, and the whole ETC project is a blatant scam in his opinion. Also read: Australia’s Postal Service Reveals 3

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The Emergence of Blockchains as Activity Registers

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 17:43

The Emergence of Blockchains as Activity Registers In this opinion piece, Antony Lewis argues that the term 'distributed ledger' needs clarifying due to the new emerging use cases for the technology.

'Big Four' Accounting Firms Meet to Consider Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 15:33

'Big Four' Accounting Firms Meet to Consider Blockchain Consortium 'Big Four' accounting firms Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PwC meet with others to discuss possibly forming a blockchain accounting consortium.

Bitcoin.com’s ‘Blockchain: Money’ Conference is Coming to London

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 11. 15:00

Bitcoin.com’s ‘Blockchain: Money’ Conference is Coming to London

Bitcoin.com is proud to announce a new financial technology conference will be taking place in London on November 6-7, 2016. The event Blockchain: Money will incorporate some of the most well-known innovators and executives in the digital currency and blockchain industry. Also read: USMS to Auction 2,719 Seized Bitcoins This Month Blockchain: Money: Rebooting Finance from

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Ethereum Scaling Advances With 'First' Off-Blockchain Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 14:48

Ethereum Scaling Advances With 'First' Off-Blockchain Payments A team of ethereum developers has successfully completed what they say is the first off-blockchain transaction on the network.

Ethereum Scaling Advances With Off-Blockchain Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 14:48

Ethereum Scaling Advances With Off-Blockchain Payments A team of ethereum developers has successfully completed what they say is the first off-blockchain transaction on the network.

Pantera Partner Steve Waterhouse Exits Bitcoin Investment Firm

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 13:45

Pantera Partner Steve Waterhouse Exits Bitcoin Investment Firm Pantera Capital partner and chief technology officer Steven Waterhouse has officially left the VC firm.

Blockchains and the Question of Data Reliance

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 13:45

Blockchains and the Question of Data Reliance Nuco co-founder Kesem Frank explores why blockchains may play a big role in protecting consumers as IoT comes of age.

Coinbase Reddit AMA: Inside Job Poses Biggest Security Risk

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 11. 12:00

Coinbase Reddit AMA: Inside Job Poses Biggest Security Risk

In the wake of the Bitfinex hack, which resulted in $65 million stolen, Coinbase decided to offer a window into how the company handles security, acknowledging that an inside job poses the biggest security risk.  Also read: Coinbase Unveils Flexible Pricing For Merchants Coinbase: Inside Job is the Biggest Threat The AMA took place in

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Int’l Law Firm Expands Blockchain Practice, Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 11. 05:00

Int’l Law Firm Expands Blockchain Practice, Accepts Bitcoin

International law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its blockchain law practice into a multi-disciplinary practice. The aim of the expansion is to help clients in all industries learn and prepare their businesses for blockchain applications. Also, the firm announced that it will soon accept bitcoin. Also read: What

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Bitfinex Draws Robust Volume as Traders Test Experimental BFX Tokens

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 01:46

Bitfinex Draws Robust Volume as Traders Test Experimental BFX Tokens A market is developing for Bitfinex's newly issued equity tokens, with their value rising 4x in the hours after the troubled exchange's reopening.

Bitfinex Draws Volume as Traders Test Experimental BFX Tokens

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 11. 01:46

Bitfinex Draws Volume as Traders Test Experimental BFX Tokens A market is developing for Bitfinex's newly issued equity tokens, with their value rising 4x in the hours after the troubled exchange's reopening.

Pantera Partner Steve Waterhouse Exits Bitcoin Investment Firm

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 10. 23:55

Pantera Partner Steve Waterhouse Exits Bitcoin Investment Firm Pantera Capital partner and chief technology officer Steven Waterhouse has officially left the VC firm.

Bitfinex Offers $3.6 Million Bounty in Bid to Recover Stolen Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 10. 21:05

Bitfinex Offers $3.6 Million Bounty in Bid to Recover Stolen Bitcoin Bitfinex is reportedly offering a reward worth up to $3.6m for the recovery of bitcoins stolen from its exchange.

Venezuela Will Need a Bigger Chart for Its BTC Trading Volume

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 10. 21:00

Venezuela Will Need a Bigger Chart for Its BTC Trading Volume

As its economy descends deeper into chaos, Venezuela has once again broken its own BTC trading volume in the first week of August and will probably need a bigger chart for the months ahead.  Also read: Bitcoin a Reliable Alternative in Latin America Venezuela’s Walled Garden of Economic Hell Venezuela has again set a new bitcoin

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Blockchains and the Question of Data Reliance

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 10. 20:12

Blockchains and the Question of Data Reliance Nuco co-founder Kesem Frank explores why blockchains may play a big role in protecting consumers as IoT comes of age.

A $99 Trezor Could Have Prevented the $70M Bitfinex Theft

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 10. 18:00

A $99 Trezor Could Have Prevented the $70M Bitfinex Theft

The Bitfinex hack was an unfortunate time for Bitcoin users as the exchange had lost roughly $60 million USD in customer funds. Thus, the topic of security is on everyone’s lips as two hardware wallet manufacturers — Trezor and Ledger — are claiming that the hack could have been prevented with one affordable device. Also read: Australia’s Postal Service Reveals 3

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California Scraps Licenses in Proposed Bitcoin Regulation Overhaul

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 10. 17:45

California Scraps Licenses in Proposed Bitcoin Regulation Overhaul The state of California is once again moving forward with legislation that would update its money transmitter rules for digital currencies.

Bitfinex Exchange to Resume Bitcoin Trading Today

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 10. 16:53

Bitfinex Exchange to Resume Bitcoin Trading Today Bitfinex has announced that it will resume trading and withdrawals, days after it was robbed of more than $60m in bitcoin.

15 R3 Members Trial Distributed Ledger Tech for Trade Finance

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 10. 15:09

15 R3 Members Trial Distributed Ledger Tech for Trade Finance 15 R3 members announced today they have completed a distributed ledger trial focused on applications in trade finance.

Loss of Bitcoins in Bitfinex Could be Deducted on US Tax Returns

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 10. 15:00

Loss of Bitcoins in Bitfinex Could be Deducted on US Tax Returns

Following the hack at Bitfinex, many people stand to lose money as the company spreads losses among users. A 36% haircut was announced, but some users claimed even bigger losses. American tax accountant Daniel Winters explains how the IRS could allow U.S. taxpayers to deduct their losses from the Bitfinex hack. Also read: Bitfinex ‘Leaning Towards’

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Bank of America, HSBC Unveil Blockchain Supply Chain Project

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 10. 14:23

Bank of America, HSBC Unveil Blockchain Supply Chain Project Bank of America and HSBC have teamed up with the Singapore government’s IT and telecom agency on a blockchain supply chain trial.

Bitcoin Sales Are Currency Transactions, Russia's Tax Office Says

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 10. 13:47

Bitcoin Sales Are Currency Transactions, Russia's Tax Office Says Russia’s tax agency wants its citizens to report the purchase or sale of digital currencies as currency transactions.

Copay & GreenAddress Scramble to Stop Google from Storing Your Private Keys

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 10. 12:00

Copay & GreenAddress Scramble to Stop Google from Storing Your Private Keys

Bitpay’s open source wallet Copay announced Tuesday that they have fixed a security flaw in Android phones running version six, codenamed ‘Marshmallow.’ Simultaneously, popular Bitcoin web and mobile wallet, GreenAddress, has encountered the same problem and is actively working on a solution. Also read: Private Keys Vulnerable to New Android & iOS Attack  Private Keys Kept in

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Chaincode Initiates Bitcoin ‘Hacker Residency’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 10. 05:44

Chaincode Initiates Bitcoin ‘Hacker Residency’

A new hacker residency will be taking place in New York City this September with help from Bitcoin developer Matt Corallo. The four-week R&D program will be hosted by Chaincode Labs and will provide an environment for Bitcoin education, development, and project building. Also read: USMS to Auction 2,719 Seized Bitcoins This Month Chaincode To Further

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Bitcoin Price Eyes $600 as Trader Optimism Returns

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 09. 23:00

Bitcoin Price Eyes $600 as Trader Optimism Returns Bitcoin prices recently neared $600, showing their resiliency after falling to lows of $480 in the aftermath of the Bitfinex hack.

Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Selling Stolen Bitcoin Mining Hardware

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 09. 20:15

Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Selling Stolen Bitcoin Mining Hardware An ex-cop in New Jersey indicted last year for trying to sell stolen bitcoin mining equipment has reportedly plead guilty.

Bitfinex Examined: Inside the Troubled Bitcoin Exchange's History

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 09. 19:30

Bitfinex Examined: Inside the Troubled Bitcoin Exchange's History This explainer looks at the Hong Kong-based digital currency exchange Bitfinex, which was hacked last week.

BTC Foundation Calls to Halt ‘California BitLicense’ Onslaught

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 09. 18:00

BTC Foundation Calls to Halt ‘California BitLicense’ Onslaught

The Bitcoin Foundation has launched a fresh appeal to stop the latest and “even worse” BitLicense-style bill from becoming law in California. Also read: Australia’s Postal Service Reveals 3 Blockchain Use-Cases California Bill ‘Worse Than Before’ Bill AB-1326, which has become known as the ‘California BitLicense,’ passed the State Assembly and is now awaiting its Senate

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Dubai Government Seeks Blockchain Projects for Startup Fund

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 09. 17:42

Dubai Government Seeks Blockchain Projects for Startup Fund A technology initiative backed by the Dubai government has launched a $275m startup investment fund.

UK Gambling Regulator Clarifies Digital Currency Rules

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 09. 15:21

UK Gambling Regulator Clarifies Digital Currency Rules The UK Gambling Commission has outlined how its licensees can implement appropriate policies for using digital currencies.

Colombia’s First Bitcoin Exchange Closed by Regulators

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 09. 15:00

Colombia’s First Bitcoin Exchange Closed by Regulators

The first Bitcoin exchange in Colombia, Colbitex, which opened just two weeks ago, has gone offline – apparently due to legal issues with digital currency in the country. Also read: USMS to Auction 2,719 Seized Bitcoins This Month Colbitex Goes Offline Spanish-language cryptocurrency news site DiarioBitcoin reported the closure is a temporary measure while the company and regulators

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Australia’s Postal Service Reveals 3 Blockchain Use-Cases

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 09. 12:00

Australia’s Postal Service Reveals 3 Blockchain Use-Cases

According to ZDNet, the postal service in Australia is looking into developing blockchain platforms to ease into the global acceleration of digital identity services.  Also read: Blythe Masters’ Firm to Build ASX Blockchain, Raises $52 Million Australia’s Postal Service Sees 3 Major Use-Cases Announcing the news at the Technology in Government conference, Rick Wingfield, an Australia Post Accelerator partner, described

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USMS to Auction 2,719 Seized Bitcoins This Month

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 09. 02:03

USMS to Auction 2,719 Seized Bitcoins This Month

According to several reports, the U.S. government has announced another Bitcoin auction on August 22, selling 2,719 BTC — worth $1.6 million USD at press time — confiscated by authorities. This will be the latest auction of cryptocurrency since the last U.S. Marshals (USMS) sale last year. Also read: Ernst & Young to Auction 24,000 Confiscated Bitcoins

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Isle of Man Tests Blockchain Prototype for IoT

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 09. 00:31

Isle of Man Tests Blockchain Prototype for IoT The Isle of Man has announced an Internet of Things proof-of-concept in partnership with blockchain startup Credits.

Questions Abound as Bitfinex Issues Digital Assets to Repay Customers

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 08. 23:20

Questions Abound as Bitfinex Issues Digital Assets to Repay Customers Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has issued its own digital token in an unusual attempt off-set about $66m worth of bitcoin stolen.

Questions Abound as Hacked Exchange Bitfinex Issues Digital Assets to Repay Customers

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 08. 23:20

Questions Abound as Hacked Exchange Bitfinex Issues Digital Assets to Repay Customers Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has issued its own digital token in an unusual attempt off-set about $66m worth of bitcoin stolen.

Questions Abound as Bitfinex Issues Digital Assets to Customers

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 08. 23:20

Questions Abound as Bitfinex Issues Digital Assets to Customers Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has issued its own digital token in an unusual attempt off-set about $66m worth of bitcoin stolen.

Payments Firm Qiwi Could Transition to Blockchain By 2021

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 08. 21:10

Payments Firm Qiwi Could Transition to Blockchain By 2021 Russian payments firm Qiwi now estimates it could upgrade its core database to a distributed ledger-based system by 2021.

Cashaa: Free, P2P Global Cash Transfers for the Unbanked

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 08. 21:00

Cashaa: Free, P2P Global Cash Transfers for the Unbanked

Bitcoin.com spoke with Kumar Gaurav, co-founder, and CEO for the Bitcoin remittance platform Cashaa (cashaa.com). It’s aP2P cash transfer app is targeting a global market worth of over $300 billion while leveraging zero fees and cryptocurrency solutions. Also read: Blocknet: Exit Centralized Exchanges Now Amid ‘Damaged Confidence’ Cashaa: 0% Fee Remittance App Bitcoin.com (BC): Can you tell our readers a little

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The DAO Hacker is Getting Away

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 08. 20:00

The DAO Hacker is Getting Away The DAO hacker may walk away with millions of dollars in spite of orchestrated efforts by much of the ethereum community to prevent him from doing so.

Bitcoin 'Hacker Residency' to Launch in New York

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 08. 18:40

Bitcoin 'Hacker Residency' to Launch in New York Chaincode Labs is offering a new training course and mentorship program for developers who want to learn the basics of bitcoin.

President Trump Would Stop New Financial Regulation in the US

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 08. 18:00

President Trump Would Stop New Financial Regulation in the US

Donald Trump will confirm his intention to halt further financial regulation in the US until “significant growth” occurs. Also read: Will Donald Trump’s Trade Policies Cause Bitcoin to Soar? Trump Slams ‘Record-Breaking Pace’ In his forthcoming economic speech in Detroit later today, the Republican nominee will criticize the Obama administration’s “record-breaking pace of new regulations, tax increases,

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US Marshals to Sell $1.6 Million in Bitcoin at Auction

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 08. 16:15

US Marshals to Sell $1.6 Million in Bitcoin at Auction The US government has announced it intends to sell off just over $1.6m in bitcoin confiscated from various criminal cases.

Zcash’s ‘Baby ZoE’ Can Send Ether Anonymously

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 08. 15:00

Zcash’s ‘Baby ZoE’ Can Send Ether Anonymously

The developers of Zcash are on a mission to provide anonymity to cryptocurrency transactions and the team has been working with Ethereum developers to create the ‘HTTPS’ for Bitcoin’s internet of money. Also read: Zooko Wilcox, CEO of Zcash, The ‘Privacy-Preserving’ Variant of Bitcoin Zcash & Ethereum: Birth of ‘Baby ZoE’ This past July, Zcash developer

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Australia's Postal Service Tests Blockchain Identity

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 08. 13:51

Australia's Postal Service Tests Blockchain Identity Australia's state-owned postal service is now looking at several blockchain applications as part of an internal accelerator program.

Bitsquare, decentralised #bitcoin exchange

bitcoinful

2016. Aug. 08. 12:27

Bitsquare, decentralised #bitcoin exchange

Bitsquare, decentralised #bitcoin exchange

Breakaway Ukraine Region Decides Official Future is Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 08. 12:00

Breakaway Ukraine Region Decides Official Future is Bitcoin

Regions in eastern Ukraine are formalizing the use of cryptocurrency to bypass economic sanctions, it has emerged. Also read: Here’s Why Bitfinex is Not Like MtGox Eastern Ukraine Region ‘Will Be Attractive’ for Bitcoin The Donbass region, which since 2014 has been mostly controlled by a rebel government with support from Russia, is looking to stabilize

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How Peercoin Got A Boost From Bitcoin's Halving

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 07. 17:50

How Peercoin Got A Boost From Bitcoin's Halving With bitcoin mining becoming less profitable, one recipient of excess hashpower is Peercoin, a lesser-known digital currency.

Here’s Why Bitfinex is Not Like MtGox

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 07. 14:19

Here’s Why Bitfinex is Not Like MtGox

Hong Kong’s lack of insolvency protection for companies makes a fate similar to MtGox more likely. Creditors, not Bitfinex, are the ones who get to decide whether to socialize losses.  Also read: Is Bitcoin Ready for the Next Global Financial Crisis? Socialized Losses? Not So Fast Bitfinex, a bitcoin exchange based in Hong Kong, was

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Amid Blockchain Hype, Is There Still a Place for Litecoin?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 07. 00:01

Amid Blockchain Hype, Is There Still a Place for Litecoin? Once the "silver to bitcoin's gold", the developers behind long-running digital currency litecoin are seeking to reestablish its market position.

PSA: Bitcoin Spoof Apps & Phishing Attempts on the Rise

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 06. 22:00

PSA: Bitcoin Spoof Apps & Phishing Attempts on the Rise

Bitcoin users need to be awfully careful when downloading wallets and surfing the web. Currently, there are quite a few methods of stealing cryptocurrency floating around, such ass spoof wallets on Apple’s App Store, and phishing emails claiming to be from the recently-hacked Bitfinex exchange. Also read: Blocknet: Exit Centralized Exchanges Now Amid ‘Damaged Confidence’ Bitfinex Phishing Attempt On August

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The Theory of a Blockchain Circular Economy

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 06. 19:13

The Theory of a Blockchain Circular Economy Ethereum Foundation advisor William Mougayar offers his thoughts on the how blockchains could change the way we work and how we are compensated.

Is Bitcoin Ready for the Next Global Financial Crisis?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 06. 15:00

Is Bitcoin Ready for the Next Global Financial Crisis?

Andreas Antonopoulos is “perplexed” at why some Bitcoiners wish for a global financial crisis because, as he acknowledged, Bitcoin is still “not ready” to absorb such a shock. Also read: FinTech is Destabilizing Finance, Former Bank Head Warns We Know It’s Coming Bitcoin guru Andreas Antonopoulos shared his thoughts in a Q&A session with the audience at

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Cryptography as Democratic Weapon Against Demagoguery

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 06. 14:55

Cryptography as Democratic Weapon Against Demagoguery CoinDesk contributor Nozomi Hayase tackles democracy, corruption and bitcoin's security model in her latest Op-Ed.

Cryptography as a Democratic Weapon Against Demagoguery

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 06. 14:55

Cryptography as a Democratic Weapon Against Demagoguery CoinDesk contributor Nozomi Hayase tackles democracy, corruption and bitcoin's security model in her latest Op-Ed.

Blocknet: Exit Centralized Exchanges Now Amid ‘Damaged Confidence’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 06. 12:00

Blocknet: Exit Centralized Exchanges Now Amid ‘Damaged Confidence’

As security of cryptocurrency exchanges is being increasingly questioned in the wake of the recent Bitfinex hack, the developers at Blocknet are calling for an exodus to leave centralized exchanges behind. Also read: Bitsquare: The ‘Missing Link’ for Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange  ‘It’s Time to Remedy the Problem’ – Blocknet This year there has been quite a

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Not Your Keys? Then It’s Not Your Money in Bitcoin-Land

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 06. 02:00

Not Your Keys? Then It’s Not Your Money in Bitcoin-Land

The recent hack of Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex is reminding everyone once again the importance of holding your own keys, using paper and hardware wallets as well as setting the stage for wider use of decentralized exchanges. Also read: Bitfinex Hack: US Regulation ‘Prevented Cold Storage Use’ Hodl Your Keys One thing that is for certain is a lot of people

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What the Bitfinex Hack Means for Bitcoin Multi-Sig Security

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 06. 00:01

What the Bitfinex Hack Means for Bitcoin Multi-Sig Security CoinDesk explores the impact of the Bitfinex hack on perception of multi-sig wallet technology, a security feature used by the exchange.

Deloitte Imagines Bitcoin Betting in Stadiums of the Future

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 05. 23:14

Deloitte Imagines Bitcoin Betting in Stadiums of the Future A new paper from Deloitte re-imagines the sports stadium concept in light of a number of developing technologies. Notably, Deloitte gives the example of a fantasy sports-style interaction — a "game within the game" — where bets are placed using bitcoin "on in-game events, or use stadium-provided technology for other micro-transactions". The consultancy sees the sports stadium experience […]

With Socialized Loss Proposal, Bitfinex Enters Uncharted Waters

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 05. 21:41

With Socialized Loss Proposal, Bitfinex Enters Uncharted Waters The Bitfinex hack appears to be forcing the exchange to consider unconventional measures as part of a bid to relaunch.

Infamous Crypto Scammer Ryan Kennedy Is Now a Convicted Rapist

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 05. 19:05

Infamous Crypto Scammer Ryan Kennedy Is Now a Convicted Rapist

Former Dogecoin founder Ryan kennedy has been exposed as a sadistic “sex fiend” who has been found guilty of raping several women. The Daily Mail reports that he has been convicted and sentenced to 11 years behind bars. Also read: Coinsource Becomes Largest BTM Provider in the U.S. Ryan Kennedy: Crypto Scammer Turned Rapist The 29 year-old was

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What the Bitfinex Hack Means for Bitcoin Multi-Sig Security

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 05. 19:00

What the Bitfinex Hack Means for Bitcoin Multi-Sig Security CoinDesk explores the impact of the Bitfinex hack on perception of multi-sig wallet technology, a security feature used by the exchange.

Recap: Blockchains + Digital Currencies Conference in NY

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 05. 19:00

Recap: Blockchains + Digital Currencies Conference in NY

The Blockchains + Digital Currencies conference was held on July 28, 2016, in New York. Leaders and entrepreneurs in the banking and fintech industries discussed how blockchains and cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Zcash, can help reengineer banking processes and provide faster and more secure financial transactions, as well as cut costs by billions of dollars. Also read: Datt Rebrands to ‘Yours’ with Trustless

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Singapore Central Bank Adds Blockchain CEOs to Advisory Panel

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 05. 18:35

Singapore Central Bank Adds Blockchain CEOs to Advisory Panel Blythe Masters and 14 other financial leaders have joined a new tech advisory panel formed by Singapore's central bank.

What the Bitfinex Hack Means for Bitcoin Multi-Sig Security

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 05. 17:39

What the Bitfinex Hack Means for Bitcoin Multi-Sig Security CoinDesk explores the impact of the Bitfinex hack on perception of multi-sig wallet technology, a key security feature used by the Hong Kong exchange.

Mission Untraceable: How Zcash is Being Used to Obscure Ethereum Transactions

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 05. 16:46

Mission Untraceable: How Zcash is Being Used to Obscure Ethereum Transactions Cryptographer Andrew Miller discusses his latest work, Hawk, which aims to increase the privacy of digital currency transactions.

Coinsource Becomes the Largest BTM Provider in the U.S.

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 05. 16:00

Coinsource Becomes the Largest BTM Provider in the U.S.

The BTM network Coinsource has recently become the largest cryptocurrency automated teller operator in America. The  Dallas-based firm founded in 2015 has continuously added machines across the U.S. since its inception and has just added four new machines New York, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Also read: Bitcoin Price Rebounds as Bitfinex Licks Wounds Coinsource Adds 4 New BTM’s

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Bitfinex ‘Leaning Towards’ Bail-In, Haircut for All BTC Traders

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 05. 13:00

Bitfinex ‘Leaning Towards’ Bail-In, Haircut for All BTC Traders

As it tries to mitigate the effects of last week’s theft of nearly $68 million, Hong Kong exchange Bitfinex has announced it may make all Bitcoin traders using its service pay the price. Also read: Bitcoin Price Rebounds as Bitfinex Licks Wounds ‘Socialized Loss Scenario’ for Bitcoin Traders In a blog post today, the exchange said

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega & Bitcoin ‘Baby’ Will Be Born This January

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 05. 12:00

Kim Dotcom’s Mega & Bitcoin ‘Baby’ Will Be Born This January

Kim Dotcom is a well-known person in the cyber world as the founder of the now defunct file-sharing service Megaupload. Now, Dotcom is not only creating a new sharing service called Mega 2.0 but has made it well known that Bitcoin will be a major part of the platform. Also read: Mimblewimble Paper Proposes ‘Near Complete’ Bitcoin Anonymity

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Overstock CEO Teases 'Historic' Blockchain Announcement

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 05. 01:31

Overstock CEO Teases 'Historic' Blockchain Announcement Newly back from a leave of absence, Overstock CEO Patrick Bryne is already promising big blockchain developments are forthcoming.

Bitcoin Price Regains Ground as Traders Brace for Bitfinex News

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 04. 23:35

Bitcoin Price Regains Ground as Traders Brace for Bitfinex News Bitcoin prices have recovered following the Bitfinex hack earlier this week, but worries are beginning to grow about the future of the exchange.

Patrick Byrne: t0 and Bitt Will Grow Under New Leadership

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 04. 23:06

Patrick Byrne: t0 and Bitt Will Grow Under New Leadership

Following the return of Patrick Byrne, Bitcoin advocate and Overstock founder and CEO, the company has announced the appointment of a new chief for their blockchain unit. In the press release, Byrne said that all of the company’s bitcoin and blockchain projects will continue to grow and innovate under the new leadership. Also read: Overstock.com to

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RSK Federation Partners With Industry Leaders to Advance Security

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 04. 22:00

RSK Federation Partners With Industry Leaders to Advance Security

Twenty-four well-known Bitcoin firms have expressed keen interest in Rootstock, a smart contract protocol that works on the Bitcoin blockchain. These companies will participate in the RSK Federation, which will introduce a developed hybrid security model for the project. Also read: Mimblewimble Paper Proposes ‘Near Complete’ Bitcoin Anonymity RSK Federation Aims to Add Secure Smart Contract Functionality

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Barclays Collaboration Sets Forth Vision for Smart Contracts Future

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 04. 21:09

Barclays Collaboration Sets Forth Vision for Smart Contracts Future Barclays exec Lee Braine discusses a new position paper he believes has codified his bank's view on smart contracts tech.

Why Swedish Bank SEB Backed its First Bitcoin Startup

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 04. 18:35

Why Swedish Bank SEB Backed its First Bitcoin Startup In a new interview, CoinDesk speaks with Sweden's SEB Group to learn more about the bank's first bitcoin investment.

Bitcoin Price Rebounds as Bitfinex Licks Wounds

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 04. 18:00

Bitcoin Price Rebounds as Bitfinex Licks Wounds

It’s been quite a ride on the cryptocurrency rollercoaster this summer. The price of Bitcoin has rebounded after the Bitfinex theft caused price to plummet over 20%. It has now rebounded back to around $580 as the exchange has released details of reopening. Also read: GQ Releases Hilariously Sweary Audio of Craig Wright Interview Bitcoin Pares Losses, Bitfinex to Reopen

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Coinbase to Enable Ethereum Classic Withdrawals

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 04. 17:05

Coinbase to Enable Ethereum Classic Withdrawals Coinbase wallet and exchange users will soon be able to withdraw classic ethers, according to a new statement from the startup.

Is the EU Building a Database of Digital Currency Users?

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 04. 14:10

Is the EU Building a Database of Digital Currency Users? Is the EU seeking to limit the privacy of bitcoin users? A deeper analysis of recent proposals suggests that the question may not have an easy answer.

Mimblewimble Paper Proposes ‘Near Complete’ Bitcoin Anonymity

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 04. 14:00

Mimblewimble Paper Proposes ‘Near Complete’ Bitcoin Anonymity

21inc’s Balaji S. Srinivasan recently pointed out an interesting paper that proposes to anonymize all Bitcoin transactions. The process is called Mimblewimble, and it prevents the blockchain from broadcasting user information.    Also read: Bitcoin Price Dives 22% After $60 Million Bitfinex Hack Mimblewimble Proposes to Anonymize All BTC Transactions The paper written by Tom Elvis Jedusor published on

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GQ Releases Hilariously Sweary Audio of Craig Wright Interview

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 04. 10:00

GQ Releases Hilariously Sweary Audio of Craig Wright Interview

GQ magazine has released a profane eight minutes of audio from its interview earlier this year with Dr. Craig Wright. In the clip, Wright becomes agitated when an expert casts doubts on his proof that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Also read: FinTech is Destabilizing Finance, Former Bank Head Warns Wright to GQ: ‘Show Me Now or F***ing Walk’

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Bitfinex Releases Initial Relaunch Plans for Bitcoin Exchange

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 04. 05:15

Bitfinex Releases Initial Relaunch Plans for Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex is planning to slowly re-enable user access following a reported hack earlier this week.

Hedge Fund Expert: Bitfinex Hack Shouldn’t Deter Big Investors

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 04. 00:57

Hedge Fund Expert: Bitfinex Hack Shouldn’t Deter Big Investors

Following the devastating breach at Bitfinex, the CEOs of Vanda Securities and BitX sat down with CNBC for an interview. They both agreed that there is nothing wrong with bitcoin. Also read: Forex Expert: Bitcoin Should Be Taken More Seriously Vanda Securities CEO Would Personally Invest in Bitcoin Even After Bitfinex Hack Jason Ambrose is

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Elliptic Partners With LexisNexis on Bitcoin Analysis

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 03. 22:51

Elliptic Partners With LexisNexis on Bitcoin Analysis Blockchain analytics startup Elliptic has integrated with LexisNexis, a move that provides the startup's clients with access to the vendor's global money laundering database. The hope, the companies say, is to provide financial services firms with data on bitcoins transactions so that they can avoid interacting with parties tied to money laundering or other perceived to illicit activities. "By […]

Swedish Bank Joins Bitcoin Processor's $4 Million Series A

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 03. 22:10

Swedish Bank Joins Bitcoin Processor's $4 Million Series A Swedish banking giant SEB Group and a Danish venture capital firm have invested $4m in Coinify, a digital currency payment processor.

Elliptic Partners with Security Firm for Bitcoin AML Platform

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 03. 22:00

Elliptic Partners with Security Firm for Bitcoin AML Platform

According to Reuters, a new partnership between LexisNexis and the London-based Elliptic aims to pool resources to prevent illicit bitcoin use and monitor money laundering through bank-grade tracking capabilities. Also read: Bitfinex Hack: US Regulation ‘Prevented Cold Storage Use’ Elliptic and LexisNexis: A Bank-Grade Bitcoin AML on the Horizon LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a member of the multinational

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Credit Suisse Report Explores Blockchain Impact on 14 Public Stocks

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 03. 21:40

Credit Suisse Report Explores Blockchain Impact on 14 Public Stocks Research from financial services giant Credit Suisse examines how the stock performance of incumbent financial firms could be impacted by blockchain.

The Bitfinex Bitcoin Hack: What We Know (And Don't Know)

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 03. 19:49

The Bitfinex Bitcoin Hack: What We Know (And Don't Know) Few details have emerged since yesterday's news that digital currency exchange Bitfinex was hacked.

FinTech is Destabilizing Finance, Former Bank Head Warns

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 03. 18:00

FinTech is Destabilizing Finance, Former Bank Head Warns

The introduction of technology at every level of banking is bringing additional risk and instability to finance, says author and former banker Kevin Rodgers. Also read: Bitcoin Price Dives 22% After $60 Million Bitfinex Hack More Efficiency, Fewer Players, More Risk Speaking about his book on banking technology titled “Why Aren’t They Shouting?”, Rodgers commented on its destabilizing impact

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Overstock Taps New Lead for Medici Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 03. 14:26

Overstock Taps New Lead for Medici Blockchain Project Overstock chairman of the board Jonathan Johnson will now serve as president of Medici, its blockchain technology division.

Bitfinex Hack: US Regulation ‘Prevented Cold Storage Use’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 03. 14:00

Bitfinex Hack: US Regulation ‘Prevented Cold Storage Use’

Following the hack of exchange Bitfinex and the theft of almost 120,000 BTC ($60 million), suggestions are surfacing that regulation prevented its funds from being placed in cold storage wallets. Also read: Bitcoin Price Dives 22% After $60 Million Bitfinex Hack Fingers Point at BitGo, Regulators As the investigation into the sequence of events and their cause continues, blame is

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Why Florida's Bitcoin Ruling Could Lead to Legislative Action

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 03. 13:30

Why Florida's Bitcoin Ruling Could Lead to Legislative Action Legal expert Andrew Hinkes looks at the potential impact of a Florida court's decision to rule that bitcoin isn't money.

Bitcoin Price Dives 22% After $60 Million Bitfinex Hack

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 03. 09:40

Bitcoin Price Dives 22% After $60 Million Bitfinex Hack

The price of Bitcoin has dropped quite a bit over the past 24 hours with the USD value plummeting to $480 per bitcoin. The price has partially rebounded however, hovering around $540 at press time. Meanwhile, much of the blame is being pointed at the compromised Hong Kong-based exchange Bitfinex. Also read: Ant Financial to Harness Blockchain in

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Dubai Leaders Fund Blockchain Acceleration Event

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 03. 03:04

Dubai Leaders Fund Blockchain Acceleration Event

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai has initiated a push to authorities to invest one billion dirhams ($275 million USD) into financial technology and blockchain acceleration within the country. The ambitious project aims to get Bitcoin and blockchain startups together to advance R&D in Dubai by paying for flights and accommodation and support from the accelerator

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120k BTC stolen from BitFinex

Bitbargain.com

2016. Aug. 03. 00:54

120k BTC stolen from BitFinex

BitFinex didn’t have cold storage but used BitGo for customer funds. They shut down after noticing a breach. So far, it looks like close to 120,000 bitcoins were stolen (47 million British Pounds at the current rate).

Bitcoin Drops Nearly 20% as Exchange Hack Amplifies Price Decline

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 03. 00:54

Bitcoin Drops Nearly 20% as Exchange Hack Amplifies Price Decline Bitcoin prices fell sharply on 2nd August, extending declines as markets responded to news that a major exchange had been hacked.

Microsoft Brings Blockchain to Azure Testing Environment

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 23:33

Microsoft Brings Blockchain to Azure Testing Environment Microsoft is now making its Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering available to all users of its Azure testing environment.

Bitfinex Offline as Customer Bitcoin Reported Stolen

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 21:11

Bitfinex Offline as Customer Bitcoin Reported Stolen Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has taken its trading platform offline following a reported hack that resulted in the theft of customer funds.

Satoshi Forest Homeless Outreach Program Threatened by Judge

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 02. 21:08

Satoshi Forest Homeless Outreach Program Threatened by Judge

Bitcoin.com recently spoke with Michael Kimberl of Sean’s Outpost concerning an upcoming threat against the Satoshi Forest sanctuary’s livelihood by neighboring property owners and Escambia County officials. A magistrate is expected to give a decision on August 12 whether Satoshi Forest has violated an ordinance regarding residents staying on the land, which could include heavy fines

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Bitcoin Smart Contract ‘Federation’ to Launch With 25 Startups

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 21:06

Bitcoin Smart Contract ‘Federation’ to Launch With 25 Startups 25 bitcoin companies plan to launch smart contract federation to support new applications of the blockchain technology previously dominated by ethereum.

PwC Blockchain Project Creates Living Audit for Wholesale Insurance

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 19:04

PwC Blockchain Project Creates Living Audit for Wholesale Insurance PwC has released new details about a proof-of-concept focused on blockchain applications in the wholesale insurance market.

14nm Chips Will ‘Re-Decentralize’ Mining, Says Antonopoulos

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 02. 18:00

14nm Chips Will ‘Re-Decentralize’ Mining, Says Antonopoulos

Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos explains why faster mining chips and slamming into the Moore’s Law “wall” will be “a very good thing” for decentralization moving forward.  Also read: Ant Financial to Harness Blockchain in Updated Philanthropy App Mining Arms Race Slows at 16nm Chips Speaking at D10E event in San Francisco in July 2016, Andreas Antonopoulos

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Digital Asset Holdings Bulks Up With Eight New Hires

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 16:01

Digital Asset Holdings Bulks Up With Eight New Hires Distributed ledger technology firm Digital Asset Holdings (DAH) has hired eight new employees. At the top of the list is the firm’s addition of Carol Mathis as its new CFO. Mathis joins the company from RBS Corporate and Institutional Bank, where she worked from three years as chief operating officer. Other hires include: Business development director Andrew […]

Digital Asset Holdings Staffs Up With Eight New Hires

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 16:01

Digital Asset Holdings Staffs Up With Eight New Hires Distributed ledger technology firm Digital Asset Holdings (DAH) has hired eight new employees. At the top of the list is the firm’s addition of Carol Mathis as its new CFO. Mathis joins the company from RBS Corporate and Institutional Bank, where she worked from three years as chief operating officer. Other hires include: Business development director Andrew […]

Thomson Reuters Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 15:28

Thomson Reuters Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium Mass media company Thomson Reuters has become the latest member of the R3 blockchain consortium. The firm announced today that it had joined the effort, which has seen dozens of banks and finance firms collaborate to explore the technology. Recent members include Absa Bank, one of South Africa’s largest banks, and Toyota Financial Services, the financial arm […]

UniCredit Shares Slide 5% as Italy’s Banks Fail Stress Tests

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 02. 15:00

UniCredit Shares Slide 5% as Italy’s Banks Fail Stress Tests

Italy-based international bank UniCredit saw its shares suspended Monday and 5% losses in overall value as tests showed the country’s banks are still unable to weather financial crises. Also read: Negative Rates, Falling Bond Yields: Time to Consider Bitcoin Unicredit, Banks ‘Plaguing’ Government In gloom reminiscent of pre-crisis 2008, stress tests conducted by the regulator

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Why PwC's New FinTech Lead Won't Rock the Blockchain Boat

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 13:45

Why PwC's New FinTech Lead Won't Rock the Blockchain Boat PwC's new US FinTech director reveals how the firm is being transformed by blockchain.

Why PwC's New FinTech Director Won't Rock the Blockchain Boat

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 02. 13:45

Why PwC's New FinTech Director Won't Rock the Blockchain Boat PwC's new US FinTech director reveals how the firm is being transformed by blockchain.

IBM to Launch First Commercial Blockchain in September

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 02. 12:00

IBM to Launch First Commercial Blockchain in September

According to the Wall Street Journal, the International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) plans on launching one of the largest commercial use cases of blockchain technology this September. The company believes it can relieve millions associated with dispute costs and holding periods between clientele. Also read: Ant Financial to Harness Blockchain in Updated Philanthropy App Commercial Grade

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Ant Financial to Harness Blockchain in Updated Philanthropy App

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 02. 02:14

Ant Financial to Harness Blockchain in Updated Philanthropy App

Chinese corporate giant Ant Financial, led by billionaire venture capitalist Jack Ma, is introducing blockchain technology to the Alipay donation application. The added feature will utilize a distributed ledger platform to record collected donations. Also read: Liberland: Bitcoin ‘Is Truly the Base of Our Economy’ Ant Financial’s Alipay Goes Blockchain Ant Financial Services Group is a subsidiary

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Children's Aid Organization UNICEF Seeks Blockchain Lead

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 22:25

Children's Aid Organization UNICEF Seeks Blockchain Lead The United Nations Children's Fund is seeking a software developer and consultant who can help shape the organization's blockchain strategy.

Brazilian Bitcoin Market Consolidates With Exchange Acquisition

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 21:47

Brazilian Bitcoin Market Consolidates With Exchange Acquisition Brazilian bitcoin exchange Foxbit has acquired payment processor BitInvest.

UK Politician: ‘Act Now’ to Save Govt’s ‘Digital Revolution’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 01. 21:00

UK Politician: ‘Act Now’ to Save Govt’s ‘Digital Revolution’

The deputy leader of the UK opposition, the Labour Party, has stated the government “must act” to secure the country’s digital progress. Also read: ‘Bitcoin Browser’ Brave Raises $4.5M, Readies for 1.0 Launch UK’s ‘World-Beating’ Digital Services Under Threat Tom Watson, who was the UK’s first dedicated minister for digital engagement when Labour was in power,

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Alibaba Affiliate Taps Blockchain for Charity Payments

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 20:32

Alibaba Affiliate Taps Blockchain for Charity Payments Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial has created a private blockchain that seeks to help make charities more transparent and accountable.

Anonymous Blockchain Micropayments Advance With 'Bolt' Proposal

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 18:48

Anonymous Blockchain Micropayments Advance With 'Bolt' Proposal CoinDesk outlines a new proposal that would seek to anonymize micropayments carried out on blockchain networks.

Anonymous Blockchain Micropayments Advance With 'Bolt'

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 18:48

Anonymous Blockchain Micropayments Advance With 'Bolt' CoinDesk outlines a new proposal that would seek to anonymize micropayments carried out on blockchain networks.

What Does Jewish Traditional Law Think of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 01. 18:00

What Does Jewish Traditional Law Think of Bitcoin?

Most legal jurisdictions don’t consider Bitcoin to be ‘money’ or ‘currency’ in the same way they do government-created fiat currencies. But what about Jewish religious law, with thousands of extra years’ experience on the topic? Also read: US Slowly Going Cash-Free, But Where’s the Bitcoin? Is Bitcoin Money According to Jewish Law? This is important as

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IBM is Building a Blockchain Dispute Resolution System

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 17:52

IBM is Building a Blockchain Dispute Resolution System IBM could launch a finance-oriented blockchain solution as early as the fall, according to The Wall Street Journal. The publication reported over the weekend that the firm’s Global Financing unit is looking to kick off a project that would focus on resolving transaction disputes. The system reportedly won’t replace the Global Financing unit’s existing systems, […]

IBM Building Blockchain Dispute Resolution System

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 17:52

IBM Building Blockchain Dispute Resolution System IBM could launch a finance-oriented blockchain solution as early as this fall. According to The Wall Street Journal, IBM's Global Financing unit is looking to kick off a project that would focus on resolving transaction disputes. The system reportedly won’t replace the Global Financing unit’s existing systems, at least not in the near term. Rather, it will […]

Bitcoin Browser Brave Raises $4.5 Million to Fight Online Ads

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 15:55

Bitcoin Browser Brave Raises $4.5 Million to Fight Online Ads Brave Software has raised $4.5m to expand on its efforts to let users send bitcoin micropayments to their favorite websites.

Public Blockchains: The Community vs The Ecosystem

CoinDesk

2016. Aug. 01. 14:36

Public Blockchains: The Community vs The Ecosystem In this opinion piece, author William Mougayar breaks down the term "community" and what it means for blockchain governance.

‘Bitcoin Browser’ Brave Raises $4.5M, Readies for 1.0 Launch

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 01. 13:00

‘Bitcoin Browser’ Brave Raises $4.5M, Readies for 1.0 Launch

Brave, a new Bitcoin-based browser that’s looking to change the game with micropayments, revenue-sharing and better security, has announced raising $4.5 million USD in a seed round investment from leading VC firms including Digital Currency Group. Also read: US Slowly Going Cash-Free, But Where’s the Bitcoin? $7M to Build a Better Browser Brave Software, a

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Liberland: Bitcoin ‘Is Truly the Base of Our Economy’

Bitcoin News

2016. Aug. 01. 12:00

Liberland: Bitcoin ‘Is Truly the Base of Our Economy’

Bitcoin.com had a chance to discuss some topics with the Liberland president Vít Jedli?ka concerning the many topics the micronation faces, the citizens use of Bitcoin and goals the group has for Liberland’s future. Also read: The Digital Revolution Increases Sovereignty The Free Republic of Liberland is a self-proclaimed micronation founded in April 13, 2015. The proclamation of the

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