Germany’s Central Bank Details Blockchain Trading Test Results

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 21:09

Germany’s Central Bank Details Blockchain Trading Test Results For Germany’s central bank, blockchain has proven to be a promising – if not somewhat complicated – technology.

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NH Legislators Seek Money Transmission Exemption for Bitcoin Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 18:26

NH Legislators Seek Money Transmission Exemption for Bitcoin Startups Legislators in New Hampshire have filed a new bill that aims to clarify rules around digital currencies and money transmitters.

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What Happened at Satoshi Roundtable III?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 31. 18:00

What Happened at Satoshi Roundtable III?

Satoshi Roundtable III took place last week in Cancun, Mexico. As is usual for the invite-only, private gathering, attendees have taken to blogs and social media to share their experiences of the event, which is organized annually by Atlantic Financial Chief Investment Officer, Bruce Fenton. Also Read: Is a ‘Core of Bitcoin Core’ Hostile to Competing Code?

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Construct 2017: Life After SegWit? Bitcoin Gridlock Takes the Stage

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 17:00

Construct 2017: Life After SegWit? Bitcoin Gridlock Takes the Stage Construct's open-source developer conference saw notable discussions, though talk of bitcoin's scaling issues was a persistent theme.

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Bitcoin Price Jumps Above $950

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 16:10

Bitcoin Price Jumps Above $950 Bitcoin prices are up more than 3% since the start of the day’s trading, climbing above $950 for the first time in weeks.

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Bitcoin Price Breaks Sleepy Spell to Jump Above $950

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 16:10

Bitcoin Price Breaks Sleepy Spell to Jump Above $950 Bitcoin prices are up more than 3% since the start of the day’s trading, climbing above $950 for the first time in weeks.

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Creator Joins MIT Digital Currency Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 15:29

Bitcoin Lightning Network Creator Joins MIT Digital Currency Effort Tadge Dryja, one of the developers behind a popular bitcoin scaling proposal, has joined MIT's blockchain and cryptocurrency group.

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Federal Reserve Employee Mines Bitcoin Using the Fed’s Server

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 31. 14:00

Federal Reserve Employee Mines Bitcoin Using the Fed’s Server

According to various sources, a Federal Reserve employee was caught using the central bank’s internet server to mine bitcoin. Nicholas Berthaume, who worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, was sentenced to a year of probation and fined $5,000 for using unauthorized Bitcoin software on a federal server. Also read: Europe Committed to Tightening Digital Currency

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Chain Previews New Blockchain Privacy Tech 'Confidential Assets'

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 13:00

Chain Previews New Blockchain Privacy Tech 'Confidential Assets' Chain previewed forthcoming privacy features for its enterprise blockchain protocol at CoinDesk's developer event yesterday.

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FBI Concerned About Criminal Use of Private Cryptocurrency Monero

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 12:00

FBI Concerned About Criminal Use of Private Cryptocurrency Monero An FBI special agent has said it's unclear how the agency would respond to widespread use of Monero, a cryptocurrency designed for anonymity.

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The FBI is Concerned Criminals Might Use the Private Cryptocurrency Monero

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 12:00

The FBI is Concerned Criminals Might Use the Private Cryptocurrency Monero An FBI special agent has said it's unclear how the agency would respond to widespread criminal use of privacy-enhancing cryptocurrencies like monero.

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The FBI is Worried Criminals Might Use the Private Cryptocurrency Monero

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 12:00

The FBI is Worried Criminals Might Use the Private Cryptocurrency Monero An FBI special agent has said it's unclear how the agency would respond to widespread criminal use of privacy-enhancing cryptocurrencies like monero.

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ID Required to Buy a Coffee With Bitcoin in the Czech Republic

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 31. 09:10

ID Required to Buy a Coffee With Bitcoin in the Czech Republic

In line with the recent legislative policy led by the European Commission, the Czech Republic government aims to create a more strict approach to cryptocurrency anonymity. Also read: Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Arrested for ‘Electricity Theft’ Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance Enforces Cryptocurrency KYC Procedures Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are a popular phenomenon in the Czech Republic and the

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ID Required When Spending 1000€+ in Bitcoin in the Czech Republic

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 31. 09:10

ID Required When Spending 1000€+ in Bitcoin in the Czech Republic

In line with the recent legislative policy led by the European Commission, the Czech Republic government aims to create a more strict approach to cryptocurrency anonymity. Also read: Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Arrested for ‘Electricity Theft’ Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance Enforces Cryptocurrency KYC Procedures Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are a popular phenomenon in the Czech Republic and the

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The Battle For Bitcoin's Shifting Exchange Volumes is Escalating

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 31. 01:46

The Battle For Bitcoin's Shifting Exchange Volumes is Escalating Bitcoin traders have new uncertainty to deal with as exchanges that once dominated trading volume fall by the wayside and new exchanges rise up.

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How Bitcoin Apps Help People Survive Emerging Market Volatility

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 31. 01:00

How Bitcoin Apps Help People Survive Emerging Market Volatility

People in economies suffering from market volatility are turning to Bitcoin applications to help them maintain their standard of living. Workers in Venezuela are using the popular Bitcoin marketplace Purse to save on basic necessities. As well, people in India are escaping the devaluation of their currency with payroll service Bitwage. In each case, Bitcoin

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Federal Reserve Staffer Fined for Mining Bitcoins at Work

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 22:28

Federal Reserve Staffer Fined for Mining Bitcoins at Work A Fed staffer has plead guilty to mining bitcoins at work.

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Bitcoin Payments Startup BitPesa Raises $2.5 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 21:08

Bitcoin Payments Startup BitPesa Raises $2.5 Million Bitcoin payments startup BitPesa has raised $2.5m in a new Series A funding round.

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European Commission Eyes Transaction Limits on Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 18:38

European Commission Eyes Transaction Limits on Digital Currencies The EU is weighing a limit on cash transactions in a move that may also impact digital currency payments.

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Ban on cash = slavery

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 30. 18:33

Ban on cash = slavery

The EU is trying to ban cash. The global war on cash will bring tyranny and we can say goodbye to our freedoms. Related article:Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies Click on this wonderful infographic for more information:

Ban on cash = slavery

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 30. 17:33

Ban on cash = slavery

The EU is trying to ban cash. The global war on cash will bring tyranny and we can say goodbye to our freedoms. Related article:Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies Click on this wonderful infographic for more information:

Microsoft Details Collaboration With Blockchain Startup Tierion

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 17:01

Microsoft Details Collaboration With Blockchain Startup Tierion Tech giant Microsoft has announced a new blockchain partnership as part of its internal decentralized identity initiative.

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American Express Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 16:32

American Express Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project Credit card giant American Express has joined the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain project.

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Swiss Blockchain Consortium Develops Ethereum Trading Tool

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 16:00

Swiss Blockchain Consortium Develops Ethereum Trading Tool Firms in Switzerland working on an ethereum-based OTC trading platform say they have completed work on a new privacy solution.

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IMF to Co-Host Blockchain Seminar Next Month

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 15:30

IMF to Co-Host Blockchain Seminar Next Month The International Monetary Fund and Dubai’s Ministry of Finance will co-host a FinTech seminar focusing on blockchain and cryptocurrencies next month.

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IoT Meets NFC In Zerado's New Blockchain Prototype

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 14:30

IoT Meets NFC In Zerado's New Blockchain Prototype If entrepreneurs at this London blockchain startup are right, hotels of the future could one day feature IoT-powered room access.

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Why an Asian Insurance Giant is Building a Blockchain Sports Ecosystem

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 13:30

Why an Asian Insurance Giant is Building a Blockchain Sports Ecosystem Taiwanese insurance giant Fubon Life is aiming to place a sports blockchain called Bravelog at the heart of its blockchain initiatives.

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Change in China (And What It Means For Bitcoin)

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 12:00

Change in China (And What It Means For Bitcoin) CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson frames China's recent moves in the bitcoin sector as part of its broader attempts to find its place on the world stage.

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Bitcoin Resilient After Chinese Exchanges Start Charging Transaction Fees

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 30. 12:00

Bitcoin Resilient After Chinese Exchanges Start Charging Transaction Fees

As the biggest Chinese exchanges announce the implementation of transaction fees, Bitcoin, once again, shows off its inherent capacity to quickly adjust to the ever-changing environment, and to not only recover from adversity but to also get stronger. The latest shock resulting from the imposition of transaction fees by Chinese exchanges caused bitcoin trading volumes

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Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 30. 09:00

Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies

Cash and cryptocurrencies have been the target of the European Commission’s anti-money laundering efforts. Recently, the Commission published a roadmap of its proposal for the ‘restrictions on payments in cash’ initiative, extending them to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Also read: Europe Committed to Tightening Digital Currency Rules by End of 2017  The Roadmap The roadmap or ‘Inception

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A Plan to Scale the World's First 'Sports Blockchain' is Accelerating

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 30. 05:48

A Plan to Scale the World's First 'Sports Blockchain' is Accelerating Taiwanese insurance giant Fubon Life is aiming to place a sports blockchain called Bravelog at the heart of its blockchain initiatives.

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Reluctance to Use Bitcoin Could Haunt Blockchain Labs

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 30. 01:00

Reluctance to Use Bitcoin Could Haunt Blockchain Labs

From Silicon Valley to Wall Street the ‘blockchain’ concept is hyped, but it’s unclear if a reluctance to use bitcoin will be the downfall of distributed ledgers. The World Economic Forum once posited one-tenth of the world’s GDP could be “on blockchain” by 2025. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance conjectures there are 70 blockchain firms

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How Sustainable Will Bitcoin Be After the Apocalypse?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 29. 18:00

How Sustainable Will Bitcoin Be After the Apocalypse?

Over the past few years, worldwide fears of an apocalypse-type scenario have increased quite a bit. The trend is likely to be associated with global economic turbulence, failed central planning, and the rise of tyrannical governance. With people believing doomsday may come to pass, many are hoarding various commodities like precious metals, and now even

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Rethinking Proof of Work: The Quest to Improve Bitcoin Heats Up

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 29. 14:00

Rethinking Proof of Work: The Quest to Improve Bitcoin Heats Up The system that secures bitcoin, proof of work, demands vast amounts of energy – and that's a prize problem to solve, say researchers.

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Rethinking Proof of Work: The Quest to 'Improve' Bitcoin Heats Up

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 29. 14:00

Rethinking Proof of Work: The Quest to 'Improve' Bitcoin Heats Up The system that secures bitcoin, proof of work, demands vast amounts of energy – and that's a prize problem to solve, say researchers.

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10 Bitcoin ATMs Reported Stolen Since 2015

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 29. 12:00

10 Bitcoin ATMs Reported Stolen Since 2015

At least ten ‘Bitcoin ATMs’, also known as Bitcoin transaction machines, have been reported stolen in the last two years. Most recently, in a first for Canada, a Lamassu Bitcoin transaction machine was stolen last Sunday night from its Montreal location. Altogether, the ten machines approximate $40,000 worth of hardware.  Also Read: The US Reigns

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Japan Has Become a Big Player Within the Bitcoin Economy

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 29. 01:00

Japan Has Become a Big Player Within the Bitcoin Economy

Over the past year, Japan has been laser focused on digital currency and blockchain solutions. Moreover, the country has recently become the second largest Bitcoin trading region in the world. Now one of Japan’s largest IT conglomerates plans on entering the Bitcoin industry with a new wallet and exchange service. Also Read: Making ‘EthereRum’ Distilled by

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Bitcoin Powerhouse Bitfury Initiates Global Blockchain Business Council in Davos

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 28. 20:00

Bitcoin Powerhouse Bitfury Initiates Global Blockchain Business Council in Davos

Last week at the World Economic Forum 2017 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the technology firm Bitfury announced the formation of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). The initiative grew from Bitfury’s latest partnership with international law firm Covington. GBBC represents an association of leading businesses and executives from around the world who are paying

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Review: Putting Ledger's New Bitcoin Hardware to the Test

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 28. 19:03

Review: Putting Ledger's New Bitcoin Hardware to the Test Ledger's new hardware wallet is the most costly on the market. Does it have the features to justify the expense? BitGo's Jameson Lopp investigates.

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Venezuelan Authorities are ‘Weakening’ Bitcoin Mining Operations

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 28. 18:00

Venezuelan Authorities are ‘Weakening’ Bitcoin Mining Operations

Venezuelan authorities are cracking down on Bitcoin mining facilities and are focused on “weakening” these mining operations within the region. According to reports on January 27, the Organized Crime Bureau of the Bolivarian National Police (BNP) shut down an 11,000 unit Bitcoin mining undertaking. Also read: Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Arrested for ‘Electricity Theft’ Venezuelan Police Take

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Bitcoin Volume is On the Move as Traders Embrace No-Fee Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 28. 14:30

Bitcoin Volume is On the Move as Traders Embrace No-Fee Exchanges Bitcoin volume has been migrating to no-fee exchanges, data shows, but analysts suggest it will be a short-term trend.

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Bitcoin Volume On the Move as Traders Embrace No-Fee Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 28. 14:30

Bitcoin Volume On the Move as Traders Embrace No-Fee Exchanges Bitcoin volume has been migrating to no-fee exchanges, data shows, but analysts suggest it will be a short-term trend.

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Bitcoin Volume is On the Move to New No-Fee Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 28. 14:30

Bitcoin Volume is On the Move to New No-Fee Exchanges Bitcoin volume has been migrating to no-fee exchanges, data shows, but analysts suggest it will be a short-term trend.

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Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board OK with Bitcoin for Pot

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 28. 12:00

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board OK with Bitcoin for Pot

The Washington State Senate recently heard arguments about SB 5264, a bill to ban virtual currency use in the cannabis industry. Founders of Payqwick, which some refer to as the “Paypal of Pot”, spoke for banning Bitcoin. Founders of Bitcoin point-of-sale service Posabit, as well as a lawyer from Perkins Coie, spoke against a virtual

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Cryptoseed Adds Security to Your Bitcoin Recovery Seed

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 28. 01:00

Cryptoseed Adds Security to Your Bitcoin Recovery Seed

Bitcoin wallets, including many mobile and all hardware wallets, are often backed up with a recovery seed word phrase which anyone can use to recover those wallets. Cryptoseed uses strong cryptography to turn your seed phrase into something no one else can use. Also read: Review of the Cold Storage Hardware Wallet Cryptosteel  The Problem With Seed

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Following a Day of Delays, Lukejr Proposes to Decrease the Block Size

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 27. 20:00

Following a Day of Delays, Lukejr Proposes to Decrease the Block Size

On January 24, the Bitcoin blockchain transaction queue was significantly backed up with unconfirmed transactions. At the peak of the backlog, the mempool showed over 67 thousand unconfirmed transactions. Following this event Bitcoin developer Lukejr has revealed his latest Github BIP proposal asking to lower the block size even more. Also read: QE and Capital Controls

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Watch Washington's Senate Debate If Buying Weed With Bitcoin is Bad

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 19:43

Watch Washington's Senate Debate If Buying Weed With Bitcoin is Bad Legislators gathered this week to hold a hearing on a measure that would prohibit cannabis firms in the state of Washington from working with bitcoin.

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How Trump’s Wall and Remittance Tax Could Give Bitcoin a Boost

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 27. 18:00

How Trump’s Wall and Remittance Tax Could Give Bitcoin a Boost

President Donald Trump earlier this week signed an executive order to start building a wall on the U.S – Mexico border, fulfilling the promise he made during his presidential campaign. He has also threatened to halt or tax remittances from the U.S. to Mexico to help pay for the wall; a move which could potentially

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Avoiding Catastrophe: Researchers Face Blockchain's Unknowns

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 17:55

Avoiding Catastrophe: Researchers Face Blockchain's Unknowns Day one of a blockchain security conference at Stanford University played host to an evolving – but predominantly serious – discussion on the subject.

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Fed Paper: DLT and Digital Currency Could 'Change Payments Landscape'

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 16:20

Fed Paper: DLT and Digital Currency Could 'Change Payments Landscape' A new working paper from a US central bank working group is predicting big things for DLT.

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Royal Bank of Canada Sees Role for Public Blockchains in Secure Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 15:30

Royal Bank of Canada Sees Role for Public Blockchains in Secure Payments A major bank in Canada is seeking a patent for a secure means of processing payments that could connect with a public blockchain.

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Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team to Standardize Blockchain-IoT Protocol

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 15:00

Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team to Standardize Blockchain-IoT Protocol A group of Fortune 500 companies is teaming up with blockchain startups to develop a protocol that will integrate IoT devices and blockchain tech.

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Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team For Blockchain-IoT

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 15:00

Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team For Blockchain-IoT A group of Fortune 500 companies is teaming up with blockchain startups to develop a protocol that will integrate IoT devices and blockchain tech.

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Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team Up For Blockchain-IoT

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 15:00

Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team Up For Blockchain-IoT A group of Fortune 500 companies is teaming up with blockchain startups to develop a protocol that will integrate IoT devices and blockchain tech.

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A Digital Currency Scam is Misusing the Rothschild Family Name

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 14:30

A Digital Currency Scam is Misusing the Rothschild Family Name Financial advisory firm Rothschild & Co. issued an unusual warning on Monday: stay away from a fake and fraudulent digital currency.

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Anarchapulco Freedom Conference Dedicates Full Day to Crypto

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 27. 12:00

Anarchapulco Freedom Conference Dedicates Full Day to Crypto

One of the world’s largest voluntaryism-based conferences, Anarchapulco, is setting the stage once again in Mexico. The event, which is held in the beautiful surroundings of Acapulco will embrace libertarian philosophy, economics, entrepreneurship, politics, and cryptocurrency solutions throughout February 25-28th. Also read: QE and Capital Controls Create Worldwide Demand for Bitcoin Annual Conference Prepares for Brave

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Basel Institute: “Take Action Against Digital Currency Mixers/Tumblers”

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 27. 09:00

Basel Institute: “Take Action Against Digital Currency Mixers/Tumblers”

On January 16-18 in Doha, Qatar, a large group of representatives from the Basel Institute on Governance, Europol, Interpol, and authorities from Qatar met to discuss money laundering and digital currencies. The event, filled with investigators from all around the world, focused on ideas on how to tackle regulatory concerns tied to these emerging technologies. Also

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Bitcoin's Volume is Continuing to Decline at Major Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 27. 03:20

Bitcoin's Volume is Continuing to Decline at Major Exchanges Bitcoin trading volume continued to decline on 26th January, following the trend that began when major Chinese exchanges began charging trading fees.

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Mt. Gox Creditors Shouldn’t Expect Restitution in 2017 Either

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 27. 01:00

Mt. Gox Creditors Shouldn’t Expect Restitution in 2017 Either

Mt. Gox creditors should not expect payouts in 2017, according to a party close to the pending litigation against the defunct Japanese exchange. Peter Vessenes, who founded Mt. Gox-claimant Coinlab in 2011, claimed as much in a since-deleted Reddit post in which he said he has received death threats for his part in the drama. 

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Bitcoin Startup Xapo Gets Nod of Approval from Swiss Finance Regulator

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 22:15

Bitcoin Startup Xapo Gets Nod of Approval from Swiss Finance Regulator Bitcoin wallet company Xapo announced today that it has received an early nod of approval from a key Swiss regulator.

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The IRS is Trying to Keep Coinbase From Defending its Customer Data

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 19:16

The IRS is Trying to Keep Coinbase From Defending its Customer Data The IRS is pushing back against Coinbase's efforts to intervene in a case over bitcoin user records.

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Bitgo and Ledger Partner to Offer Multisignature Signing for Hardware Wallets

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 26. 18:00

Bitgo and Ledger Partner to Offer Multisignature Signing for Hardware Wallets

Popular Bitcoin wallet Bitgo has announced an integration with Ledger hardware wallets for the Nano S and Blue models. Also read: Bitgo provides an update related to the Bitfinex breach  The Partnership “We are excited to announce a partnership with Ledger to combine the benefits of Bitgo’s multisignature enterprise wallet with Ledger’s hardware-based key storage”, announced

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LendingRobot is Moving Its Records to the Public Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 17:19

LendingRobot is Moving Its Records to the Public Ethereum Blockchain Alternative lending platform LendingRobot has taken its first step toward moving the assets it currently manages to a blockchain.

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LendingRobot is Moving Investment Records to a Public Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 17:19

LendingRobot is Moving Investment Records to a Public Blockchain Alternative lending platform LendingRobot has taken its first step toward moving the assets it currently manages to a blockchain.

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Bitcoin is Abuzz With New Satoshi Nakamoto Rumors

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 16:40

Bitcoin is Abuzz With New Satoshi Nakamoto Rumors If the gossip at a recent invite-only bitcoin conference is any indication, news may be forthcoming in the long-simmering Satoshi Nakamoto saga. On the sidelines of the two-day Satoshi Roundtable conference in Cancun, rumors were swirling that new developments in the 'Who is Satoshi?' story once again relate to the controversial Australian academic and entrepreneur Craig Wright, who last May […]

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Bundesbank President: Blockchain is a ‘Multi-Purpose Tool’

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 15:56

Bundesbank President: Blockchain is a ‘Multi-Purpose Tool’ The head of Germany’s central bank spoke about the utility of blockchain during a G20 summit speech earlier this week.

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Bundesbank President: Blockchain is a 'Multi-Purpose Tool'

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 15:56

Bundesbank President: Blockchain is a 'Multi-Purpose Tool' The head of Germany’s central bank spoke about the utility of blockchain during a G20 summit speech earlier this week.

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BitFury to Expand Footprint in China Following $30 Million Deal

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 15:25

BitFury to Expand Footprint in China Following $30 Million Deal A new deal with Credit China Fintech, valued at $30m, will see see BitFury establish a joint venture in China.

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BitFury to Expand China Footprint Following $30 Million Deal

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 15:25

BitFury to Expand China Footprint Following $30 Million Deal A new deal with Credit China Fintech, valued at $30m, will see see BitFury establish a joint venture in China.

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Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Arrested for ‘Electricity Theft’

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 26. 15:00

Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Arrested for ‘Electricity Theft’

Four Bitcoin miners have been arrested in Charallave, Venezuela according to the spanish-language Bitcoin publication Criptonoticias. The arrest comes at a time of turmoil in Venezuela’s economy, with some individuals turning to Bitcoin. Also read: Review of the Cold Storage Hardware Wallet Cryptosteel Four Venezuelans Arrested for Stealing Power to Mine Bitcoin In the early morning of

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SARB Chief: Blockchain Could Bring Financial Access to Millions of People

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 14:28

SARB Chief: Blockchain Could Bring Financial Access to Millions of People The governor of South Africa's central bank struck a positive note on blockchain earlier this month.

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Blocked By Block Size, Bitcoin's Brain Trust Goes Back to Basics

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 13:00

Blocked By Block Size, Bitcoin's Brain Trust Goes Back to Basics Day two at the Satoshi Roundtable saw guests try to break new ground on some of the larger issues facing bitcoin and regroup around its core values.

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Don’t Expect to See Kim Dotcom’s Bitcoin Babies Until Later this Year

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 26. 12:00

Don’t Expect to See Kim Dotcom’s Bitcoin Babies Until Later this Year

As Bitcoin.com previously reported, a good portion of the cryptocurrency community has been focused lately on the tweets of Kim Dotcom. On the anniversary of authorities seizing Megaupload, Dotcom told the public he had an announcement about his new Megaupload and Bitcache project. A few days later Dotcom revealed there would be a significant delay. Also

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China's Central Bank is Testing a Blockchain-Backed Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 26. 05:20

China's Central Bank is Testing a Blockchain-Backed Digital Currency The People's Bank of China has reportedly tested a blockchain-based digital currency along with a number of major commercial banks.

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Review of the Cold Storage Hardware Wallet Cryptosteel

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 26. 01:00

Review of the Cold Storage Hardware Wallet Cryptosteel

There are various ways to maintain bitcoin using cold storage techniques like a paper or a hardware wallet. Lots of these methods keep your cryptocurrency safe, but private keys and seed phrases need to be backed up in a secure fashion. One method of backup is called Cryptosteel, which can safely house private keys, BIP39

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Despite Fall in Volume, Traders Stick with China's Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 23:08

Despite Fall in Volume, Traders Stick with China's Bitcoin Exchanges Even after seeing their trading volume drop sharply as of late, major Chinese exchanges are still coming out on top in terms of transaction activity.

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Despite Drop in Volume, Traders Stick With China's Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 23:08

Despite Drop in Volume, Traders Stick With China's Bitcoin Exchanges Even after seeing their trading volume drop sharply as of late, major Chinese exchanges are still coming out on top in terms of transaction activity.

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Bank of England Chief: DLT Could 'Reshape' Banking

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 21:06

Bank of England Chief: DLT Could 'Reshape' Banking Distributed ledger tech could "reshape" banking, Bank of England chief Mark Carney said today.

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Commonwealth Bank Develops Blockchain for Government Bonds

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 18:48

Commonwealth Bank Develops Blockchain for Government Bonds A major bank in Australia is testing blockchain for the exchange of government bonds.

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Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 25. 18:00

Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year

The currency with the fifth-highest Bitcoin trading volume today is the South Korean Won, already surpassing some larger financial centers such as the UK, Russia, and Indonesia. The country’s Bitcoin adoption is accelerating, and several factors indicate that it could outpace most other countries soon. Also read: Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub  Korea,

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Bitcoin Prices Dip Below $900 After Trading Volume Drop

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 17:58

Bitcoin Prices Dip Below $900 After Trading Volume Drop Bitcoin prices fell below $900 during late-night trading, continuing that trend as the day continues.

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EU Securities Watchdog: Too Early to Predict DLT Impact

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 16:45

EU Securities Watchdog: Too Early to Predict DLT Impact A senior risk analyst for Europe’s securities markets watchdog has said it's too early to predict the regulatory impact of DLT.

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Microsoft Unveils Project Manifest, A Plan For Product Tracking Via Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 16:00

Microsoft Unveils Project Manifest, A Plan For Product Tracking Via Blockchain NASA tech lies at the heart of a new Microsoft blockchain project that would closely track products as they move around the world.

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Microsoft Unveils Project Manifest, A Plan For Blockchain Product Tracking

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 16:00

Microsoft Unveils Project Manifest, A Plan For Blockchain Product Tracking NASA tech lies at the heart of a new Microsoft blockchain project that would closely track products as they move around the world.

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Is a ‘Core of Bitcoin Core’ Hostile to Competing Code?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 25. 15:00

Is a ‘Core of Bitcoin Core’ Hostile to Competing Code?

Developers recall a time when they were “all just developing for ‘Bitcoin.’” Many to this day make clear they don’t belong to any ‘team’ submitting protocol code per the ‘Bitcoin block size debate,’ and simply write code to be used in Bitcoin. Also Read: Why Bitcoin is Close to a Record Breaking 3 Exahashes of Processing

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Scaling Revisited: What If Bitcoin's Biggest 'Problem' is its Greatest Strength?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 15:00

Scaling Revisited: What If Bitcoin's Biggest 'Problem' is its Greatest Strength? Day one of the Satoshi Roundtable conference saw fervent debate on a range of topics, though scaling once again took the center stage.

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Scaling Revisited: What If Bitcoin's Big 'Problem' is its Great Strength?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 15:00

Scaling Revisited: What If Bitcoin's Big 'Problem' is its Great Strength? Day one of the Satoshi Roundtable conference saw fervent debate on a range of topics, though scaling once again took the center stage.

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China's Central Bank to Continue Bitcoin Exchange Inspections

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 14:11

China's Central Bank to Continue Bitcoin Exchange Inspections China's central bank issued a new statement today indicating it will continue to inspect domestic bitcoin exchanges.

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The Tweets Trump’s FDA Candidate Balaji Srinivasan Didn’t Want You to See

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 25. 12:00

The Tweets Trump’s FDA Candidate Balaji Srinivasan Didn’t Want You to See

21 Inc. founder Balaji Srinivasan is a finalist to lead Donald Trump’s Federal Drug Administration (FDA). After being announced as a pick for Trump’s FDA, the ardent transhumanist deleted not only his thousands of tweets, but also his Medium blog posts. Also Read: The 21 Inc Computer Library Offers Bitcoin Enabled Applications Social Media Memory

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Real Volumes Revealed? How Bitcoin is Reacting to a New Age of Trading Fees

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 12:00

Real Volumes Revealed? How Bitcoin is Reacting to a New Age of Trading Fees Bitcoin trading volumes continued to suffer a free fall on 24th January, as markets reacted to fee policy changes at major Chinese exchanges.

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Real Volumes Revealed? How China's Bitcoin Market is Adapting to a New Age of Fees

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 12:00

Real Volumes Revealed? How China's Bitcoin Market is Adapting to a New Age of Fees Bitcoin trading volumes continued to suffer a free fall on 24th January, as markets reacted to fee policy changes at major Chinese exchanges.

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Real Volumes Revealed? How China's Bitcoin Market is Adapting to Fees

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 12:00

Real Volumes Revealed? How China's Bitcoin Market is Adapting to Fees Bitcoin trading volumes continued to suffer a free fall on 24th January, as markets reacted to fee policy changes at major Chinese exchanges.

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Blockchain-Friendly Congressman Faces Hearings for Trump Budget Role

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 25. 11:00

Blockchain-Friendly Congressman Faces Hearings for Trump Budget Role A blockchain-friendly member of Congress faced confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday in his bid to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

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In the Battle Between Google, Facebook, and Amazon Against Banks: Bitcoin Will Be the Winner

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 25. 01:00

In the Battle Between Google, Facebook, and Amazon Against Banks: Bitcoin Will Be the Winner

As the banking industry struggles to keep its competitive advantage, experts mull the possibility of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon snatching from banks the exclusivity to provide financial services. Internet companies applying better technology and data could offer higher quality services than banks, provided they use Bitcoin as the primary currency. Otherwise, the vices and

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How Ethereum Smart Contracts Could Replace Mining Pool Operators

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 21:45

How Ethereum Smart Contracts Could Replace Mining Pool Operators Ethereum smart contracts might one day be used to combat 'mining centralization', if a new project called SmartPool comes to fruition.

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SmartPool Wants to Replace Mining Pool Managers With Ethereum Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 21:45

SmartPool Wants to Replace Mining Pool Managers With Ethereum Smart Contracts Ethereum smart contracts might one day be used to combat 'mining centralization', if a new project called SmartPool comes to fruition.

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How Ethereum Smart Contracts Could Replace Mining Pool Managers

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 21:45

How Ethereum Smart Contracts Could Replace Mining Pool Managers Ethereum smart contracts might one day be used to combat 'mining centralization', if a new project called SmartPool comes to fruition.

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Bank of Japan to Host Distributed Ledger Forum Next Month

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 19:59

Bank of Japan to Host Distributed Ledger Forum Next Month Japan’s central bank is set to host an event focused on distributed ledger tech next month.

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Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain Raises $1.7 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 19:00

Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain Raises $1.7 Million Blockchain identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has raised more than $1.78m in new funding, public records show.

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The Qtum Project Creates a Mixture of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 24. 18:00

The Qtum Project Creates a Mixture of Bitcoin and Ethereum

A new project called Qtum has been created by the Singapore-based Quantum Foundation that plans to meld the Bitcoin protocol with Ethereum technology. The open source project integrates the Ethereum Virtual Machine with Bitcoin’s Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) model and aims to provide smart contracts to businesses worldwide. Also read: SEC Delays Decision on SolidX Bitcoin Trust

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Huobi Adds Bitcoin Trading Fees on International Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 16:52

Huobi Adds Bitcoin Trading Fees on International Exchange China-based bitcoin exchange Huobi announced another update to its trading fee policies today.

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Hong Kong's BitVC Adds Fees For Exchange Traders

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 16:52

Hong Kong's BitVC Adds Fees For Exchange Traders China-based bitcoin exchange Huobi announced another update to its trading fee policies today.

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Exclusive (and Controversial) Satoshi Roundtable Commences in Cancun

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 24. 16:00

Exclusive (and Controversial) Satoshi Roundtable Commences in Cancun

After a welcoming dinner last night, the secretive event ‘Satoshi Roundtable’ kicked off this morning in Cancun, Mexico, sources tell the Bitcoin.com News team. The meeting represents a controversial two-day private affair featuring Bitcoin community members invited by ‘Blockchain Economic Advisor’ Bruce Fenton, who has shrouded the event in mystery.  “All bags with Satoshi Roundtable paperwork

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Exclusive (and Controversial) Satoshi Roundtable Commences

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 24. 16:00

Exclusive (and Controversial) Satoshi Roundtable Commences

After a welcoming dinner last night, the secretive event ‘Satoshi Roundtable’ kicked off this morning, sources tell the Bitcoin.com News team. The meeting represents a controversial two-day private affair featuring Bitcoin community members invited by ‘Blockchain Economic Advisor’ Bruce Fenton, who has shrouded the event in mystery.  “All bags with Satoshi Roundtable paperwork were rerouted and

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Bitcoin’s Price Unfazed as China’s Exchanges Add Fees

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 15:00

Bitcoin’s Price Unfazed as China’s Exchanges Add Fees Bitcoin prices have remained largely unchanged today, fluctuating around $900 despite new trading fees on the three largest exchanges.

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Trust or No Trust, Traders Are Still Unsure About Ethereum Classic

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 14:32

Trust or No Trust, Traders Are Still Unsure About Ethereum Classic News of a planned investment trust based on ether classic has seen prices climb, but the token still has much to prove, analysts say.

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Watch Out – The ICOs Are Coming

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 13:00

Watch Out – The ICOs Are Coming While the ICO party should continue, startups need to take precautions to avoid ending up in tears at the end, argues William Mougayar.

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Why Segregated Witness Will NOT Decrease the Memory Burden on Nodes

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 24. 12:00

Why Segregated Witness Will NOT Decrease the Memory Burden on Nodes

Andreas Antonopoulos published an interesting article last August on the effect segregated witness (Segwit) may have on the unspent transaction output set (UTXO set). I didn’t agree with the conclusions in that article, and thought about writing about it back in August. Which I didn’t. Now that the article has sailed up as hot stuff again on

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Deutsche Börse Unveils Bank Transfer Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 12:00

Deutsche Börse Unveils Bank Transfer Blockchain Project Deutsche Börse has unveiled a new blockchain proof-of-concept focused on commercial bank money transfers.

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Bitcoin right now

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 24. 05:10

Bitcoin right now

Blocks, mempool, price.

Bitcoin right now

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 24. 04:10

Bitcoin right now

Blocks, mempool, price.

Markets Update: Upward Trends As All Eye Trump and China

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 24. 01:00

Markets Update: Upward Trends As All Eye Trump and China

Most of this week’s cryptocurrency markets have been on an upward trend following the top digital asset, Bitcoin. On January 16 Bitcoin’s fiat price value broke the US$900 range, once again showing a determined bullish outlook. Meanwhile, the top ten altcoins in the cryptocurrency ecosystem have either stayed relatively stable or gained value. Also Read: Making

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Proposed 'Ethereum' Investment Vehicle Sparks Trademark Controversy

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 00:36

Proposed 'Ethereum' Investment Vehicle Sparks Trademark Controversy A proposed ethereum classic investment vehicle has reignited an old debate while raising new questions.

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Proposed 'Ethereum' Investment Vehicle Sparks Controversy

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 24. 00:36

Proposed 'Ethereum' Investment Vehicle Sparks Controversy A proposed ethereum classic investment vehicle has reignited an old debate while raising new questions.

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'Lack of Interest': Freelance Market Fiverr Drops Bitcoin Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 23:00

'Lack of Interest': Freelance Market Fiverr Drops Bitcoin Payments Freelancer marketplace Fiverr has discontinued bitcoin payments, citing a lack of interest.

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Bitcoin Devs Are Feeling More Optimistic About MimbleWimble

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 21:45

Bitcoin Devs Are Feeling More Optimistic About MimbleWimble Work is advancing on a highly anticipated bitcoin project originally proposed by an anonymous cryptographer going under the French name of Harry Potter's nemesis. Named after one of the book series' spells, MimbleWimble has quickly became one of the more anticipated bitcoin R&D initiatives, since it is believed it could help improve upon the scalability and fungibility of bitcoin in […]

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Montréal Bitcoin ATM Stolen in Late-Night Robbery

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 18:36

Montréal Bitcoin ATM Stolen in Late-Night Robbery A late-night robbery in Montreal resulted in the theft of a bitcoin ATM, according to representatives at the shop where it was stored.

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Fierce Debate Only Natural In Open Source Developments Like Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 23. 18:00

Fierce Debate Only Natural In Open Source Developments Like Bitcoin

Bitcoin was released to the public as an open source project that allows anyone in the world to not only transact in a decentralized manner, but also help modify the code. Many open source projects like Linux have started with the source code followed by a myriad of alternative implementations. However, for some reason, in

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Nasdaq Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 16:00

Nasdaq Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’ Exchange operator Nasdaq has released its conclusions about a blockchain e-voting trial it conducted in Estonia last year.

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Bitcoin Options Firm LedgerX Crosses Key Launch Hurdle

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 15:15

Bitcoin Options Firm LedgerX Crosses Key Launch Hurdle Thanks to a recent venture capital infusion, bitcoin swaps firm LedgerX is closer to final approval from the CFTC to open for business.

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Deloitte Officially Opens Dublin Blockchain Lab

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 14:50

Deloitte Officially Opens Dublin Blockchain Lab Professional services firm Deloitte has officially opened its Dublin-based blockchain lab.

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China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Policy

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 13:00

China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Policy China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges have taken the combined decision to drop trading fees following central bank talks.

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China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 13:00

China's 'Big Three' Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges have taken the combined decision to drop trading fees following central bank talks.

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China's Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading in Market Shake-Up

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 13:00

China's Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading in Market Shake-Up China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges have taken the combined decision to drop trading fees following central bank talks.

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Grayscale to Launch Ethereum Classic Trust, Modeled After Bitcoin Investment Trust

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 23. 12:00

Grayscale to Launch Ethereum Classic Trust, Modeled After Bitcoin Investment Trust

Grayscale Investments is gearing up to launch a new investment product for Ethereum Classic (ETC) in the first quarter of this year. This will be the second investment product for the company; the first was the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT). Bitcoin.com caught up with Grayscale CEO and founder, Barry Silbert, to find out more about

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Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 23. 12:00

Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues a new small business blockchain effort out of the EU may have bigger implications than it seems.

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The Bitcoin Store Helps ‘Shibes For Socks’ Program

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 23. 01:00

The Bitcoin Store Helps ‘Shibes For Socks’ Program

The Bitcoin Store (store.bitcoin.com) is pleased to announce a charitable partnership with the Dogecoin community called the “Shibes For Socks” project. By working with the Los Angeles-based Love My Neighbor Foundation, the organizations have collaborated to deliver socks to the homeless within the region. Also read: Over 300 BTC in High Stake Jackpots Available at Bitcoin

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Big Changes Coming Within the Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Realm

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 22. 19:30

Big Changes Coming Within the Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Realm

There’s a lot of changes happening with Chinese bitcoin exchanges lately in light of the recent central bank inspections. Last week the top three exchanges within the region drastically changed margin lending services. Now more revelations have come to light as these companies plan on charging their customers trading fees starting at the end of

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QE and Capital Controls Create Worldwide Demand for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 22. 18:00

QE and Capital Controls Create Worldwide Demand for Bitcoin

Bitcoin had an incredible run in 2016, finally breaking $1,000 USD on New Year’s Day 2017. Many people are curious to find out why significant amounts of money found its way into the bitcoin economy over the past year. Two of the biggest reasons that are spurring bitcoin demand worldwide are bitcoin’s censorship resistance and

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Blockchain Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 22. 15:20

Blockchain Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You A new project envisions how motorists' lives could be made easier by automated payments over a blockchain.

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Ethereum Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 22. 15:20

Ethereum Wallets Are Coming (Maybe Soon) to a Car Near You A new project envisions how motorists' lives could be made easier by automated payments over a blockchain.

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Blockchain for Journalism: How a Big Funding Idea is Starting Small

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 22. 14:02

Blockchain for Journalism: How a Big Funding Idea is Starting Small As print newspapers suffer from the move to digital, and online ad revenues prove an insufficient funding model, could crypto-tokens fill the gap?

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Samourai Wallet Launches New Privacy Feature Ricochet

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 22. 12:00

Samourai Wallet Launches New Privacy Feature Ricochet

The developers of the privacy-centric bitcoin wallet, Samourai, have announced a new feature that claims to “improve fungibility and frustrate blockchain spies.” Also read: Cypherpunks Continue to Write Code as Governments Threaten Encryption Samourai Unveils a Premium Bitcoin Transaction Hop Service Launched in the spring 2015, the creators of the Samourai bitcoin wallet have been staunch advocates

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Making ‘EthereRum’ Distilled by a Bitcoin Miner

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 22. 01:00

Making ‘EthereRum’ Distilled by a Bitcoin Miner

Bitcoin mining could have an unexpected application in the booming spirits industry. Shortcuts to aging rum and whiskey are sought after, and experiments have included dumping oak chips into whiskey barrels, and artificially heating and cooling barrels to imitate the passing of seasons. Also Read: Bitcoin Mining Power Growing Bigger But Greener Electrical and computer

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Bitcoin Investment Trust Could IPO by October

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 18:00

Bitcoin Investment Trust Could IPO by October

Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) wants to be listed on NYSE Arca, according to a registration statement filed Friday with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is the second proposed Bitcoin investment trust listing on the exchange. The first, Solidx Bitcoin Trust, has yet to be approved by the SEC. Using Solidx as a model,

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Is Bitcoin App Abra Finally Ready for Its Big Debut?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 21. 16:45

Is Bitcoin App Abra Finally Ready for Its Big Debut? Abra CEO Bill Barhydt talks to CoinDesk about the bitcoin payments startup's long-awaited global rollout next month.

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Bitcoin Traders Adopt 'Wait and See' Stance As China Impact Fades

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 21. 15:52

Bitcoin Traders Adopt 'Wait and See' Stance As China Impact Fades Bitcoin prices stayed largely within specific ranges this week, as traders tended to sit on the sidelines.

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Over 300 BTC in High Stake Jackpots Available at Bitcoin Games

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 15:00

Over 300 BTC in High Stake Jackpots Available at Bitcoin Games

Bitcoin.com’s entertainment section, Bitcoin Games, has been growing very popular with new users joining daily, and the platform has seen a whole lot of winners. Just recently one of our players raked in over $6,000 worth of bitcoin playing the odds at our Roulette table. At the time of writing, the number of jackpots available at our

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Nigeria’s Bitcoin Interest Unwavering Despite Government Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 12:00

Nigeria’s Bitcoin Interest Unwavering Despite Government Crackdown

Nigeria has recently tightened control over bitcoin’s use. However, Bitcoin interest in the country remains strong despite the government’s efforts there. Also read: Nigerian SEC Associates Shady MLM Schemes Like Onecoin With Bitcoin  Government’s Crackdown Efforts Last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular to banks and other financial institutions requiring them to

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‘Covenants’ Mean You Can Burn Stolen Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 07:00

‘Covenants’ Mean You Can Burn Stolen Bitcoins

Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer thinks a bitcoin wallet model called ‘Covenants’ would disincentivize hackers by allowing the victim to ‘burn’ the compromised bitcoin after the hack; that is, destroy the bitcoin. Also Read: How to Choose the Right Bitcoin Wallet for Your Needs Bitcoin Bounty Because bitcoin transactions are final, there is a

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A Cannabis Industry Icon Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 21. 03:00

A Cannabis Industry Icon Accepts Bitcoin

Earlier this week, a bill was introduced in Washington state to ban pot shops from accepting Bitcoin. Some of the biggest names in cannabis, however, have already dipped their toes into the digital currency market. One of the most storied functional glass makers in the history of glass (he’s done works for the Dalai Lama

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Again: Bigger Blocks Mean More Decentralization

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 23:30

Again: Bigger Blocks Mean More Decentralization

By Bitcoin.com CEO, Roger Ver (Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in August of 2015 and was immediately censored from /r/Bitcoin and several other places. The version below has been updated to recommend support for Bitcoin Unlimited.) Recently there has been an uproar in the Bitcoin community over a potential increase of the Bitcoin

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Considers Blockchain Settlement Upgrades

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 20:35

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Considers Blockchain Settlement Upgrades The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is looking to blockchain as it begins work on a next-generation transaction settlement system.

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Bitcoin Markets Muted as Donald Trump Becomes US President

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 19:30

Bitcoin Markets Muted as Donald Trump Becomes US President   When Donald Trump won the presidential election in November, the price of bitcoin jumped. Following his inauguration today – not so much. On 9th November, prices bounced more than 3% as Trump, the controversial businessman and Republican presidential nominee, secured the votes to clinch the election versus former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton. That […]

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Needham: Banning Does Not Prevent Bitcoin Adoption

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 18:00

Needham: Banning Does Not Prevent Bitcoin Adoption

Needham & Company LLC, released a note for investors Thursday on the ‘Economic and Financial Turmoil Driving Bitcoin Interest & Adoption’. The note discusses various indicators the firm believes would propel increased bitcoin adoption going forward, such as capital controls, demonetization, hyperinflation as well as bitcoin bans. Some factors may seem negative at first but

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EU Watchdog: Blockchain Security Should Be Concern For Finance Firms

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 16:30

EU Watchdog: Blockchain Security Should Be Concern For Finance Firms Financial firms need to be mindful of cybersecurity as they look to integrate blockchain, a top IT security agency for the European Union said.

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CoinDesk Research Poll: Will Blockchain Disrupt Venture Capital?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 15:44

CoinDesk Research Poll: Will Blockchain Disrupt Venture Capital? Will blockchain tech disrupt venture capital? CoinDesk is seeking your opinions on the state of blockchain-based token sales, also known as ICOs.

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Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 14:00

Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF The lawyer who helped craft Gemini's legal infrastructure predicts SEC approval for bitcoin ETFs probably won't happen soon.

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Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve a Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 14:00

Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve a Bitcoin ETF The lawyer who helped craft Gemini's legal infrastructure predicts SEC approval for bitcoin ETFs probably won't happen soon.

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Bid to Connect Ethereum and Zcash Blockchains Reaches New Milestone

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 13:00

Bid to Connect Ethereum and Zcash Blockchains Reaches New Milestone Work on integrating Zcash's privacy-focused tech with ethereum’s distributed applications platform has reached a notable new stage.

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Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day Two

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 12:00

Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day Two

The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) has finished up its final day in Miami. Day two showcased a wide array of great speakers educating the crowd about the many benefits of bitcoin and its surrounding technologies. Also read: Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day One Miami Bitcoin Conference – Day Two, Morning Sessions As

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What the Industry Thinks of Illinois's Digital Currency Guidance

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 12:00

What the Industry Thinks of Illinois's Digital Currency Guidance Commentators have largely supported the state of Illinois’s approach to regulating digital currencies, public documents reveal.

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The Industry's Critique of Illinois's Digital Currency Guidance is In

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 12:00

The Industry's Critique of Illinois's Digital Currency Guidance is In Commentators have largely supported the state of Illinois’s approach to regulating digital currencies, public documents reveal.

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Megaupload 2.0 Stalling but the Market Is Paying Attention

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 11:20

Megaupload 2.0 Stalling but the Market Is Paying Attention

The Bitcoin world has been abuzz the last few days over the much awaited launch of Megaupload 2.0. Very little information on the new platform has been released since the media covered the story last October. Megaupload Hits a Roadblock An announcement was expected today (January 20th) as this was the 5 year anniversary of the site being shut

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Blockstream is Making a Case for a New Kind of Private Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 11:05

Blockstream is Making a Case for a New Kind of Private Blockchain Could Blockstream's Liquid project soon offer financial firms a better solution than standard private blockchains?

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Blockstream Makes its Case for Bitcoin-Powered Private Blockchains

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 20. 11:05

Blockstream Makes its Case for Bitcoin-Powered Private Blockchains Could Blockstream's Liquid project soon offer financial firms a better solution than standard private blockchains?

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Bitcoin is Tapping Into the Laws of Nature. Part 3.

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 07:00

Bitcoin is Tapping Into the Laws of Nature. Part 3.

Over Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we have come a long way to proving how disconnected the legacy financial system is to natural law. We have also seen how perfectly aligned bitcoin works with nature’s frameworks. Now let’s drive the point home by looking at 2 more fundamental laws of nature. Value Based

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Is Atomic Cross-Blockchain Interoperability the Future of Finance?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 20. 01:00

Is Atomic Cross-Blockchain Interoperability the Future of Finance?

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts paint a picture of digital currency and interoperable blockchains as the future of finance. They envisage a day where blockchain utilities like blockchain explorers, wallet software, and peer-to-peer exchanges support a melange, digital ecosystem in which blockchains are compatible at the technical level. Also Read: With Segwit, Litecoin Faces (Soft) Fork in the

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Bitcoin Prices Spike Above $900 But Turbulence Remains

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 23:55

Bitcoin Prices Spike Above $900 But Turbulence Remains Bitcoin prices once again surpassed $900, exceeding this level in spite of the recent announcement that Huobi and OKCoin had stopped margin trading.

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Trump's 'Acting' CFTC Chair Details Vision for Blockchain Regulation

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 22:00

Trump's 'Acting' CFTC Chair Details Vision for Blockchain Regulation The new "acting commissioner" of the CFTC, Christopher Giancarlo, has laid out his vision for the future of blockchain regulations.

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Pakistan Set to Become a Major Bitcoin Hub

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 19. 18:00

Pakistan Set to Become a Major Bitcoin Hub

Pakistan is currently the seventh most populous country in the world with approximately 202 million residents. Today, the country exhibits many traits ripe for accelerated bitcoin adoption. Bitcoin.com discussed bitcoin trends in Pakistan with Danyal Manzar, the co-founder of Pakistan’s first and largest bitcoin trading platform, Urdubit. Also read: Polish Bitcoin Adoption Escalating with Strong Ecosystem 

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FINRA Believes Blockchain Could Impact its Regulatory Rules

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 17:00

FINRA Believes Blockchain Could Impact its Regulatory Rules FINRA, the self-regulatory organization for US brokers, could see some of its rules impacted by blockchain.

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Hyperledger Adds 'Cello' Blockchain Deployment Tool to Its Arsenal

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 15:15

Hyperledger Adds 'Cello' Blockchain Deployment Tool to Its Arsenal The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger initiative has added a new blockchain deployment tool to its growing pool of projects.

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Washington Lawmakers Are Trying to Keep Bitcoin Out of Pot Shops

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 14:33

Washington Lawmakers Are Trying to Keep Bitcoin Out of Pot Shops A new bill filed in the Washington State Senate seeks to prohibit local marijuana businesses from using digital currency.

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China's Big Three Bitcoin Exchanges Suspend Margin Trading, But Questions Remain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 13:25

China's Big Three Bitcoin Exchanges Suspend Margin Trading, But Questions Remain Huobi and OKCoin, two of the world's largest bitcoin exchange businesses by volume, have formally announced they have halted margin trading services.

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Questions Linger As China's Bitcoin Exchanges Halt Margin Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 13:25

Questions Linger As China's Bitcoin Exchanges Halt Margin Trading Huobi and OKCoin, two of the world's largest bitcoin exchange businesses by volume, have formally announced they have halted margin trading services.

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Market Infrastructure Giants to Tap DLT for Collateral Management

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 13:00

Market Infrastructure Giants to Tap DLT for Collateral Management Deutsche Börse and a number of central securities depositories are working to build a blockchain solution for collateral management.

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Monero Prices Are Forging Closer Ties to Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 12:00

Monero Prices Are Forging Closer Ties to Bitcoin Monero prices plunged roughly 10% on 18th January, tracking a drop in bitcoin prices as the larger cryptocurrency suffered news-related declines.

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HSBC Taps Former Ripple CEO for Tech Advisory Board

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 19. 11:00

HSBC Taps Former Ripple CEO for Tech Advisory Board HSBC has added the former CEO of distributed ledger startup Ripple to its newly minted technology advisory board.

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Network Alternative Bitcoin Unlimited Closing In On ‘Opponent’ Segwit Proposal

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 19. 10:30

Network Alternative Bitcoin Unlimited Closing In On ‘Opponent’ Segwit Proposal

The number of blocks mined using the alternative Bitcoin client, Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), is increasing. Over the past weeks and months BU, also known as BUIP 001, has seemingly been increasingly adopted by Bitcoin participants. Segwit, a proposal for an upgrade of the mining protocol by the development team called ‘Core’, still mines 600 more blocks

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Bitcoin Offers Diversification For Retirement Portfolios

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 19. 07:00

Bitcoin Offers Diversification For Retirement Portfolios

Bitcoin is becoming a recognized asset class with a low correlation to other asset classes. This makes it a good option for diversifying investment portfolios with retirement accounts, and some options do exist for investing in bitcoin for retirement. Also read: Former US Mint Director Brings Bitcoin to Retirement Investing  Diversifying Portfolios Most investment advisors recommend having

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Bitcoin’s “Bad Boy” Brand Name Here To Stay

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 19. 01:00

Bitcoin’s “Bad Boy” Brand Name Here To Stay

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) reaffirms that bitcoin is an “official” US name for virtual currency. Incidentally, many find the name Bitcoin an “unattractive” brand name. Indeed, some have been calling for replacing its name, and its differing logos, to prevent Bitcoin’s demise. Critics also point out that Bitcoin still lacks a proper

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Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam is Leaving the Company

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 23:29

Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam is Leaving the Company Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam is leaving the San Francisco-based bitcoin startup for undisclosed opportunities.

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Fed Chair Yellen: Blockchain is an 'Important Technology'

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 23:00

Fed Chair Yellen: Blockchain is an 'Important Technology' Blockchain is “an important technology” given its potential impact on the global financial system, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen said today.

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Where's Casper? Inside Ethereum's Race to Reinvent its Rules

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 20:20

Where's Casper? Inside Ethereum's Race to Reinvent its Rules A dive into Casper, the forthcoming protocol that could radically change the rules of one of the largest blockchain networks.

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Where's Casper? Inside Ethereum's Race to Reinvent its Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 20:20

Where's Casper? Inside Ethereum's Race to Reinvent its Blockchain A dive into Casper, the forthcoming protocol that could radically change the rules of one of the largest blockchain networks.

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Nigeria: Banks That Handle Bitcoin Do So 'At Their Own Risk'

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 17:47

Nigeria: Banks That Handle Bitcoin Do So 'At Their Own Risk' Nigeria’s central bank has a message for domestic institutions: don’t touch virtual currencies.

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Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day One

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 18. 16:15

Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day One

The 2017 North American Bitcoin Conference packed a large crowd this year with hundreds of guests networking in the warm surroundings of beautiful Miami beach. Energy was in high spirits over the course of the event celebrating Bitcoin’s eight year anniversary. The North American Bitcoin Conference Shines a Spotlight on Bitcoin in Miami In its

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China's Central Bank Finds Bitcoin Exchanges Out of Step With Regulation

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 16:10

China's Central Bank Finds Bitcoin Exchanges Out of Step With Regulation China's central bank is reportedly set to issue findings from its inspections on domestic bitcoin exchanges.

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China's Central Bank Finds Bitcoin Exchanges Out of Step on Regulation

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 16:10

China's Central Bank Finds Bitcoin Exchanges Out of Step on Regulation China's central bank is reportedly set to issue findings from its inspections on domestic bitcoin exchanges.

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Digital Trade Chain: 7 Banks Could Go Live With Blockchain in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 16:03

Digital Trade Chain: 7 Banks Could Go Live With Blockchain in 2017 A group of seven major banks is partnering on a new blockchain-based trade finance project.

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Digital Asset's New Challenger: DLT Disillusionment

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 15:15

Digital Asset's New Challenger: DLT Disillusionment Digital Asset Holdings work with the Australian Securities Exchange resulted in some unhappy stakeholders, but it's all just a part of the process, according to parties involved.

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ECB's Mersch: Central Bank Risks Reputation With Early DLT Adoption

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 14:30

ECB's Mersch: Central Bank Risks Reputation With Early DLT Adoption Central banks should pursue applications of blockchain, a senior ECB official said this week – but not at the expense of their reputation.

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China's Biggest Blockchain Startup Will Release New Tech in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 14:00

China's Biggest Blockchain Startup Will Release New Tech in 2017 Shanghai-based Juzhen Financials plans to launch its own proprietary blockchain technology for banks this year.

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The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web, Here is a Blueprint

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 13:00

The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web, Here is a Blueprint William Mougayar examines what it would take to introduce technologies and standards that make blockchain as ubiquitous and user-friendly as the Web.

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The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here is a Blueprint

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 13:00

The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here is a Blueprint William Mougayar examines what it would take to introduce technologies and standards that make blockchain as ubiquitous and user-friendly as the Web.

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The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here's a Blueprint

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 13:00

The Blockchain is Still Waiting for Its Web. Here's a Blueprint William Mougayar examines what it would take to introduce technologies and standards that make blockchain as ubiquitous and user-friendly as the Web.

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Overstock’s TØ Blockchain Platform Acquires Market Data Firm

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 12:00

Overstock’s TØ Blockchain Platform Acquires Market Data Firm Blockchain-powered securities trading platform tØ has acquired a Singapore technology firm as part of plans to enhance its information services.

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Abra to Finally Launch Global Bitcoin Network Next Month

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 18. 09:00

Abra to Finally Launch Global Bitcoin Network Next Month

Abra is planning to finally launch global support for its remittance and currency exchange app in February, as announced on Tuesday at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami by CEO Bill Barhydt. This would provide an easy way for people to trade their local currencies for bitcoin and vice versa. Also read: The US Reigns

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Chinese Bitcoin Miner Might Be Trying To Corner ASIC Chip Market

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 18. 07:00

Chinese Bitcoin Miner Might Be Trying To Corner ASIC Chip Market

Bitmain, which specializes in custom mining chips and miners, has come under increased scrutiny due to the Chinese firm’s control over the production of so much bitcoin hardware and hashing power. Some bitcoin participants are beginning to fear a negative outcome for bitcoin with so few producers of the digital currency’s mining hardware. In 2013,

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The US Reigns Supreme in the Bitcoin ATM Industry

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 18. 01:00

The US Reigns Supreme in the Bitcoin ATM Industry

Coinatmradar, a website mapping and tracking trends for Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) around the world, recently released their 2016 data as well as projected trends for 2017. According to the site, the United States is dominating the BTM market with market share of 73 percent. Also read: 10,000+ EU ATMs to Cash Out Bitcoin  At press time, Coinatmradar

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Bitcoin's Price Breaks Out of Range to Reach $900

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 18. 00:10

Bitcoin's Price Breaks Out of Range to Reach $900 Bitcoin prices surged more than 9% on 17th January, surpassing $900 for the first time in nearly a week.

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Interpol Hosts Latest Digital Currency Conference in Middle East

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 22:00

Interpol Hosts Latest Digital Currency Conference in Middle East A group of international law enforcement groups and government bodies are hosting a conference on money laundering and digital currencies this week.

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Estimating China's Real Bitcoin Trading Volumes

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 20:45

Estimating China's Real Bitcoin Trading Volumes A study by investor and trader Willy Woo suggests China's bitcoin volume may be 15% lower than long suspected.

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Receives New York BitLicense

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 19:00

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Receives New York BitLicense San Francisco-based bitcoin exchange Coinbase has been granted its New York BitLicense, allowing it to continue doing business in the state.

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ECB Actively Considering Cash-Like Central Bank Digital Currency

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 18:00

ECB Actively Considering Cash-Like Central Bank Digital Currency

In a speech on Monday, Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), discussed how the bank could design, issue, and manage a central bank digital currency for everyone, to be used alongside cash. One of the two types considered was a cash-like digital currency with anonymity. Also read: Europe Committed

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Bitcoin Startup SatoshiPay Nets €640k in New Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 17:41

Bitcoin Startup SatoshiPay Nets €640k in New Funding Bitcoin micropayments startup SatoshiPay has secured nearly $700k in new capital as part of a broader fundraising effort.

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Bitcoin's Price is Up Over $50 Already Today

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 15:35

Bitcoin's Price is Up Over $50 Already Today After trials and turbulence last week, the price of bitcoin is up more than 7% today already.

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First Look: Deloitte's New Wall Street Lab is a Blockchain Playground

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 15:00

First Look: Deloitte's New Wall Street Lab is a Blockchain Playground Deloitte's new blockchain laboratory in New York City is dedicated to capitalizing on the city's diverse set of industries.

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Accenture: Blockchain Could Save Investment Banks $12 Billion Annually

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 14:33

Accenture: Blockchain Could Save Investment Banks $12 Billion Annually A new report from Accenture posits that large investment banks could trim their operational costs by as much as $12bn annually.

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Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All Fun And Games

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 13:51

Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All Fun And Games Gamification took center stage at the third annual Miami Bitcoin Hackathon this week, with the first place winner demonstrating a Pokemon Go-inspired, location-based game that earned its team a 15 BTC grand prize. Using GPS and BLE technology, the BitTag app facilitates virtual games of "tag" based on distance, rewarding players with small amounts of bitcoin while […]

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Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All (OK, Mostly) Fun And Games

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 13:51

Miami's Third Bitcoin Hackathon Was All (OK, Mostly) Fun And Games Gamification emerged as a major trend at the third-annual Miami Bitcoin Hackathon this week. Here's our summary of the event:

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CoinDesk's 2016 in Review Reviewed: The Best of the Series

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 13:00

CoinDesk's 2016 in Review Reviewed: The Best of the Series CoinDesk reviews the best of the 50 articles that made up our '2016 in Review' series.

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UAE 'Virtual Currency' Restrictions Cast Uncertain Shadow on Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 12:30

UAE 'Virtual Currency' Restrictions Cast Uncertain Shadow on Bitcoin The UAE central bank is seeking to prohibit the use of digital currencies in the financial sector.

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US Postal Inspector Hiring 30+ Specialists with Bitcoin Experience

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 12:00

US Postal Inspector Hiring 30+ Specialists with Bitcoin Experience

The US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the law enforcement arm of the US Postal Service, has listed a job opening something called an “Intelligence Gathering Specialist.” Candidates must understand bitcoin, darknet markets and how to analyze the information stored on a blockchain. The USPIS jurisdiction encompasses “crimes that may adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. Mail, the postal

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How to Restore a Hardware Wallet Using a Seed Phrase

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 07:00

How to Restore a Hardware Wallet Using a Seed Phrase

Demand for bitcoin hardware wallets increases as the digital currency’s value and popularity rises. There are multiple devices on the market that keep bitcoins safe in a cold storage manner. However, if the device is lost, damaged, or stolen users need to understand how to recover their bitcoin. Today we discuss restoring a hardware wallet with

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Does Satoshi’s Libertarian Statements from the Past Matter Anymore?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 01:00

Does Satoshi’s Libertarian Statements from the Past Matter Anymore?

Bitcoin is a revolutionary experiment that may disrupt the world’s financial markets and society’s norms in more ways than one. Everyone has their own ideas of how they envision bitcoin being used ranging from a libertarian-style abolitionist standpoint to a statist who believes governments should be heavily involved with the cryptocurrency economy. The question is

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Do Satoshi’s Libertarian Statements from the Past Matter Anymore?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 17. 01:00

Do Satoshi’s Libertarian Statements from the Past Matter Anymore?

Bitcoin is a revolutionary experiment that may disrupt the world’s financial markets and society’s norms in more ways than one. Everyone has their own ideas of how they envision bitcoin being used ranging from a libertarian-style abolitionist standpoint to a statist who believes governments should be heavily involved with the cryptocurrency economy. The question is

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Bitcoin Tranquility Continues as Prices Remain in $800 Range

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 17. 00:50

Bitcoin Tranquility Continues as Prices Remain in $800 Range A tranquil day in bitcoin markets.

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Masters Hedge Fund: Greed and Leverage Broke Bitcoin's Rally

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 22:59

Masters Hedge Fund: Greed and Leverage Broke Bitcoin's Rally Bitcoin markets could see "a series of failed rallies" in the period ahead, according to one major bitcoin hedge fund.

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Masters-Backed Hedge Fund: Greed and Leverage Broke Bitcoin's Rally

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 22:59

Masters-Backed Hedge Fund: Greed and Leverage Broke Bitcoin's Rally Bitcoin markets could see "a series of failed rallies" in the period ahead, according to one major bitcoin hedge fund.

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Russia's Central Bank Adds Blockchain-Friendly Firm to FinTech Working Group

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 20:40

Russia's Central Bank Adds Blockchain-Friendly Firm to FinTech Working Group Russia’s central bank is continuing to grow its blockchain footprint.

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Gold and Bitcoin Form Symbiotic Relationship

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 16. 18:00

Gold and Bitcoin Form Symbiotic Relationship

“I had to change my thought process to understand that bitcoin is no enemy of gold and silver,” says monetary expert Andy Hoffman, who writes for the precious metals website Miles Franklin. “When bitcoin hit price parity with gold in 2013, I was angry. I knew nothing about it. I assumed it was like the

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Coinbase CEO: IRS Battle Could Cost Startup $1 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 16:30

Coinbase CEO: IRS Battle Could Cost Startup $1 Million Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong recently weighed in on his startup's ongoing fight with the IRS.

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Brexit Blues: Why Dublin is Turning Into a Haven for Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 15:30

Brexit Blues: Why Dublin is Turning Into a Haven for Blockchain In the wake of Brexit, the Republic of Ireland could become the go-to European hub for FinTech and blockchain companies.

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Why Bitcoin Is Close to a Record-Breaking 3 Exahashes Of Processing Power

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 16. 15:00

Why Bitcoin Is Close to a Record-Breaking 3 Exahashes Of Processing Power

The bitcoin hash rate currently nears 3 exahashes, representing an all-time high for the processing power of the Bitcoin network. The escalating hash rate concurs with continuing social media reports that Beijing-based Bitmain Technologies Limited, a company which supplies bitcoin mining equipment, suffers consistent supply shortages due to high demand. Also Read: Bitcoin Mining Intensifies in Q4 2016

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FTC to Host Blockchain Panels at Upcoming FinTech Event

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 15:00

FTC to Host Blockchain Panels at Upcoming FinTech Event The US Federal Trade Commission is hosting a FinTech gathering on 9th March, dedicated in part to blockchain tech and its impact on consumers.

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FTC to Host Blockchain Panels at March FinTech Event

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 15:00

FTC to Host Blockchain Panels at March FinTech Event The US Federal Trade Commission is hosting a FinTech gathering on 9th March, dedicated in part to blockchain tech and its impact on consumers.

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UK Exchange Coinfloor Embraces 'No-Fee' Bitcoin Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 14:01

UK Exchange Coinfloor Embraces 'No-Fee' Bitcoin Trading The world's largest GBP bitcoin exchange has announced it will adopt a 'no-fee' trading policy starting later this week.

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'Blockchain' May Fail Banks, But Open Software Won't

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 13:00

'Blockchain' May Fail Banks, But Open Software Won't Is 'blockchain' failing? Entrepreneur Pavel Kravchenko argues the answer to that question may be in the eye of the beholder.

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The DTCC, SWIFT and Blockchain's 2017 Tipping Point

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 12:15

The DTCC, SWIFT and Blockchain's 2017 Tipping Point Noelle Acheson tells us why last week gave a glimpse of how blockchain tech will go mainstream.

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SWIFT, The DTCC and How Blockchain Will Go Mainstream

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 16. 12:15

SWIFT, The DTCC and How Blockchain Will Go Mainstream Noelle Acheson tells us why last week gave a glimpse of how blockchain tech will go mainstream.

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How to Maximize Bitcoin’s Value in a Digital Inheritance

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 16. 12:00

How to Maximize Bitcoin’s Value in a Digital Inheritance

When bitcoins are passed to an heir in an estate, they are subject to a different tax rule than usual. The cost basis is no longer the purchase price of the bitcoins, which can lead to an heir paying less or more capital gains tax depending on whether the bitcoins had appreciated or depreciated. A

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How to Maximize Bitcoin’s Value in a Digital US Inheritance

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 16. 12:00

How to Maximize Bitcoin’s Value in a Digital US Inheritance

When bitcoins are passed to an heir in a US inheritance, they are subject to a different tax rule than usual. The cost basis is no longer the purchase price of the bitcoins, which can lead to an heir paying less or more capital gains tax depending on whether the bitcoins had appreciated or depreciated.

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Russia’s Relationship with Bitcoin May See Brighter Days Ahead

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 16. 01:00

Russia’s Relationship with Bitcoin May See Brighter Days Ahead

The state of bitcoin’s legality in Russia has been shaky over the past couple of years. Reports of bitcoin bans, jail sentences for holding cryptocurrencies, and other regulatory policy headlines have spread like wildfire. Throughout many of these stories Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister, Alexey Moiseev, has often shared very bi-polar messages concerning the cryptocurrency. Also

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Things Bitcoin Companies Try To Patent

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 15. 18:00

Things Bitcoin Companies Try To Patent

Amazon. AT&T. Bank of America. Goldman Sachs. IBM. JPMorgan. Mastercard. R3. Western Union. Verizon. These are just a few of the corporations which have filed blockchain-related patent applications worldwide. But, what about bitcoin-specific patent applications, not blockchain? Also Read: IP Trolling Becoming Threat as More Firms File Blockchain Patents Bitcoin Can’t Be Patented Because Satoshi

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The Blockchain 'Bullies': Truth, Trolling and Bitcoin Uncensored's Big Short

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 15. 15:46

The Blockchain 'Bullies': Truth, Trolling and Bitcoin Uncensored's Big Short Bailey Reutzel speaks to the controversial pair behind Bitcoin Uncensored and tries to separate their truths from their blockchain industry trolling.

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Blockchain 'Bullies': Truth, Trolls and Bitcoin Uncensored's Big Short

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 15. 15:46

Blockchain 'Bullies': Truth, Trolls and Bitcoin Uncensored's Big Short Bailey Reutzel speaks to the controversial pair behind Bitcoin Uncensored and tries to separate their truths from their blockchain industry trolling.

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Nigerian SEC Associates Shady MLM Schemes Like Onecoin With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 15. 15:00

Nigerian SEC Associates Shady MLM Schemes Like Onecoin With Bitcoin

This past week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria has warned its residents about virtual currency investments. The agency’s warning has bundled bitcoin investment with two Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) operations well known for deceptive activities. Also read: Buyer Beware! The Definitive OneCoin Ponzi Exposé The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria Conflates Bitcoin Investment with

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Why Blockchain Will Trump Populism

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 15. 13:30

Why Blockchain Will Trump Populism Jens Albers examines how he believes the rise of populism in politics could be undone by blockchain technology.

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Deploy Servers Anonymously with Bitcoin from the Command Line

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 15. 12:00

Deploy Servers Anonymously with Bitcoin from the Command Line

Developers often build and test their applications in temporary server environments called cloud or virtual servers, from infrastructure providers such as Amazon, Digital Ocean, and the bitcoin-accepting Vultr. A new service has been launched to help developers deploy servers instantly, anonymously, and pay for them with bitcoin. Also read: Meet Bitcoin Unlimited Developer Andrew Stone Signing

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Creating Altcoins is Easy, Maintaining One is Not

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 15. 01:00

Creating Altcoins is Easy, Maintaining One is Not

Love them or hate them, there’s a lot of altcoins in the crypto-economy. In fact, in 2017 there are roughly more than 700 different kinds of cryptocurrency. All of them claim to offer something unique. However, many people believe there is nothing innovative about these altcoins due to how easy it is to create them, the sketchy

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Europe Committed to Tightening Digital Currency Rules by End of 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 14. 21:00

Europe Committed to Tightening Digital Currency Rules by End of 2017

The European Parliament has recently released a report entitled ‘The Juncker Commission’s ten priorities: State of play at the start of 2017.’ It includes digital currencies for the first time as part of the Commission’s anti-money laundering efforts, which is a priority the Commission hopes to deliver by the end of 2017. The proposed amendments seek

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Bitcoin Mining Power Growing Bigger But Greener

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 14. 18:00

Bitcoin Mining Power Growing Bigger But Greener

Bitcoin has created a vast mining sector within the network’s economy that is growing exponentially. Mining bitcoin has spread the technology towards new thoughts concerning energy consumption, ways to utilize bitcoin mining’s heat source, greener energy solutions and more. Also read: Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Inspections Cause Price Drop and FUD Making Better Use of Bitcoin Mining’s

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The Two Topics in Law and Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 14. 15:00

The Two Topics in Law and Blockchain Ledger Labs' Josh Stark breaks the complexities of blockchain law down into two relatively simple categories.

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Bitcoin Price Fluctuations Calmed By Chinese Regulatory Suspense

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 14. 14:00

Bitcoin Price Fluctuations Calmed By Chinese Regulatory Suspense The suspense surrounding potential bitcoin regulations in China served to limit this week's price movements.

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Bitcoin Price Fluctuations Calm Amid Chinese Regulatory Suspense

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 14. 14:00

Bitcoin Price Fluctuations Calm Amid Chinese Regulatory Suspense The suspense surrounding potential bitcoin regulations in China served to limit this week's price movements.

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Some Blockchain Tokens are Securities, Researchers Find

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 14. 12:00

Some Blockchain Tokens are Securities, Researchers Find

Does this product make sense? Is there a clear explanation of what the network does? Is there a clear use-case for the token? Has the developer been transparent about where funding will go? Is the project an open public blockchain or is it an opaque, unclear technology? Is it something marketed as a good or

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German TV Channel Says Bitcoin Is “Digital Gold”

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 14. 01:00

German TV Channel Says Bitcoin Is “Digital Gold”

One of Germany’s oldest and well known publicly owned television channels Das Erste recently aired a full featured news report on bitcoin, referring to the cryptocurrency as “digital gold.” Also read: Bitstamp Tries the Crowdfunding Route at $60 Million Valuation A German Reporter Learns that Bitcoin Gives Individuals a Banking Choice, Being Your Own Bank In a

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Ethereum Classic Freezes 'Difficulty Bomb' With 'Diehard' Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 14. 00:10

Ethereum Classic Freezes 'Difficulty Bomb' With 'Diehard' Fork Ethereum classic just forked again, putting in place a change that delays a so-called "difficulty bomb" on the network.

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Nigeria Warned its Citizens About Onecoin and Bitcoin This Week

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 22:15

Nigeria Warned its Citizens About Onecoin and Bitcoin This Week Local advertisements for OneCoin and other digital currencies have drawn the ire of Nigeria’s top securities regulatory.

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Report: Blockchain Could Become an $8 Billion Global Industry By 2024

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 21:35

Report: Blockchain Could Become an $8 Billion Global Industry By 2024 The next eight years could see the blockchain marketplace grow to nearly $8bn in value, according to a new research report.

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Bitcoin is Becoming a De Facto World Currency

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 13. 21:00

Bitcoin is Becoming a De Facto World Currency

Bitcoin is becoming a world currency. Credibility and safe-haven currency functionality are some of the sine qua non features of a world currency. Signs corroborating that Bitcoin exhibits these two features are appearing more frequently and in ever more significant use-cases. Also read: One of These 5 Hyperinflating Economies Could Adopt Bitcoin in 2017 Bitcoin

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Israel's Tax Authority Wants to Treat Bitcoin As a Kind of Property

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 20:40

Israel's Tax Authority Wants to Treat Bitcoin As a Kind of Property Israel’s government is set to apply capital gains tax to bitcoin sales, categorizing digital currencies as a type of property.

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Coinbase Prepares to Fight IRS Summons With New Court Filing

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 18:50

Coinbase Prepares to Fight IRS Summons With New Court Filing An attempt by the IRS to obtain user records from digital currency exchange Coinbase just got more complicated. Court documents filed in the District Court for the Northern District of California this week show that lawyers for the California-based startup have filed to officially intervene in the case. The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Begin Rebounding

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 13. 18:00

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Begin Rebounding

The past week in the cryptocurrency space has been interesting, to say the least. Since our last market update, many of the top digital assets including bitcoin have experienced a bearish downtrend. The significant dive had seen bitcoin hit a low of US$750 per BTC, but the price rebounded on January 12 with many of

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Bitcoin: This is Not the Same as 2013

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 16:55

Bitcoin: This is Not the Same as 2013 Chris Burniske is blockchain products lead at ARK Invest, an investment manager focused on disruptive innovation and co-author of the new white paper, "Bitcoin, a New Asset Class". In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Burniske pushes back on the mainstream media, arguing that the idea bitcoin is merely repeating the infamy of 2013 is misinformed. A […]

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China's Bitcoin Exchanges Quietly Made Trading Policy Updates Overnight

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 14:21

China's Bitcoin Exchanges Quietly Made Trading Policy Updates Overnight China's major bitcoin exchanges halted, or otherwise updated, their lending-based bitcoin trading services today.

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China's Bitcoin Exchanges Quietly Made Policy Updates Overnight

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 14:21

China's Bitcoin Exchanges Quietly Made Policy Updates Overnight China's major bitcoin exchanges halted, or otherwise updated, their lending-based bitcoin trading services today.

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Hardly Anyone is Using Zcash's Anonymity Features (And We Couldn't Tell If They Were)

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 13:52

Hardly Anyone is Using Zcash's Anonymity Features (And We Couldn't Tell If They Were) Three months since its launch, not many people appear to be using Zcash's signature 'shielded addresses'.

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Hardly Anyone Seems to Be Using Zcash's Anonymity Features (But We Couldn't Tell If They Were Anyway)

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 13:52

Hardly Anyone Seems to Be Using Zcash's Anonymity Features (But We Couldn't Tell If They Were Anyway) Three months since its launch, not many people appear to be using Zcash's signature 'shielded addresses'.

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Hardly Anyone Seems to Be Using Zcash's Anonymity Features

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 13:52

Hardly Anyone Seems to Be Using Zcash's Anonymity Features Three months since its launch, not many people appear to be using Zcash's signature 'shielded addresses'.

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Exchange Founder Jered Kenna Gets Crafty in Colombia

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 13. 12:00

Exchange Founder Jered Kenna Gets Crafty in Colombia

A roller coaster ride as co-founder of Tradehill, an early Bitcoin exchange launched in 2011 that once rivaled now defunct exchange Mt. Gox, led Jered Kenna towards lifestyle brands. While working in bitcoin, things like regulation, banks and other associated headaches burned him out a bit on blockchain hype. Also Read: Why Volume is Exploding

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Blockchain's R-Word (And 3 Other Trends for 2017)

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 11:56

Blockchain's R-Word (And 3 Other Trends for 2017) FinTech expert Simon Taylor discusses what he sees as the challenges (and opportunities) ahead for enterprise applications of distributed ledger tech.

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Bitcoin Took a Break From Being Volatile and Broke $800 Today

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 13. 02:03

Bitcoin Took a Break From Being Volatile and Broke $800 Today Bitcoin prices enjoyed a respite from sharp volatility on 12th January, fluctuating primarily within relatively modest ranges.

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The Lightning Network Alpha Release is Ready for Testing

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 13. 01:00

The Lightning Network Alpha Release is Ready for Testing

A recent blog post by developers of the Lightning Network, has announced an alpha release of the protocol’s daemon. The release called v0.1-alpha of the Lightning Network is said to be a milestone that enables the platform to be publicly tested by developers. Also Read: The Crypto-World’s ‘Bilderberg Meeting’ is Coming Soon The Lightning Network is

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Just 7 People Complained to the CFPB About Bitcoin in 2016

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 21:40

Just 7 People Complained to the CFPB About Bitcoin in 2016 Data shows that American consumers aren't filing many complaints with the US government's consumer watchdog.

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10,000+ EU ATMs to Cash Out Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 12. 21:00

10,000+ EU ATMs to Cash Out Bitcoin

Wallet provider Holytransaction has a trade website and app that let you choose networks for either buying or selling bitcoin. The company has provided 11,500 ATMs for users to withdraw cash from located in Spain and Poland and over 15,000 locations for purchasing bitcoin. Bitcoin.com caught up with Francesco Simonetti, Holytransaction CEO, and co-founder to discuss more details

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A Chinese Bitcoin Startup is Stopping Some its Services Due to Central Bank Concerns

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 18:30

A Chinese Bitcoin Startup is Stopping Some its Services Due to Central Bank Concerns A long-running bitcoin investment platform is shifting gears in light of regulatory scrutiny in China.

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A Chinese Bitcoin Startup Has Stopped Some Services Due to Central Bank Concerns

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 18:30

A Chinese Bitcoin Startup Has Stopped Some Services Due to Central Bank Concerns A long-running bitcoin investment platform is shifting gears in light of regulatory scrutiny in China.

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Fedcoin: The U.S. Will Issue E-Currency That You Will Use

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 12. 18:00

Fedcoin: The U.S. Will Issue E-Currency That You Will Use

The U.S. Federal Reserve will not only issue its own cryptocurrency but will also make sure Americans use it. That’s the prediction of currency guru Doug Casey who has an uncanny record of being correct about economic and political trends. His latest book, Surviving Fedcoin: How to Protect Yourself (and Profit) from America’s Coming Currency

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Postal Savings Bank of China Has Already Sent 100 Transactions on its Internal Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 16:25

Postal Savings Bank of China Has Already Sent 100 Transactions on its Internal Blockchain The Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) has built a blockchain-based asset management system in partnership with IBM.

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Deloitte Launches Blockchain Research Lab in New York

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 15:02

Deloitte Launches Blockchain Research Lab in New York ‘Big Four’ accounting firm Deloitte is launching a new blockchain-focused R&D lab in New York, with more coming later in 2017.

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Coincheck’s Growth Reveals Surging Japanese Bitcoin Trade

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 12. 15:00

Coincheck’s Growth Reveals Surging Japanese Bitcoin Trade

Coincheck, one of the top four bitcoin exchanges in Japan by volume, has recently experienced a growth explosion in terms of new users, trading volumes, as well as the number of merchants using its payment service. Bitcoin.com caught up with Kagayaki Kawabata, Coincheck’s Business Development Lead to discuss the achievements. Also read: Japanese Can Soon Pay

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What Central Bank? China's Big Bitcoin Traders Are All-In On Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 14:28

What Central Bank? China's Big Bitcoin Traders Are All-In On Bitcoin Despite recent reports suggesting China's central bank is casting a critical eye on domestic bitcoin exchanges, local traders remain largely unfazed.

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Why I'm Fighting the IRS's Bitcoin Privacy Invasion

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 12:45

Why I'm Fighting the IRS's Bitcoin Privacy Invasion One lawyer is fighting back against what he sees as a government overreach that affects bitcoin users. Here's his story.

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Needham: Probability of Approval for a Bitcoin ETF ‘Very Low’

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 12. 12:00

Needham: Probability of Approval for a Bitcoin ETF ‘Very Low’

Needham & Company, an independent investment bank and asset management firm, released today a mini investors’ report on the prospect of a Bitcoin ETF in 2017. The company currently hands Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) with a ‘Hold’ rating. Report author, Spencer Bogart, detailed the upside potential of a bitcoin ETF being approved and discussed the

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Bitcoin ATMs Are Being Attacked With Hammers in the US Midwest

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 11:48

Bitcoin ATMs Are Being Attacked With Hammers in the US Midwest A group of individuals has been accused of smashing dozens of bitcoin ATMs in a bid to gain a competitive edge.

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Swift is Building a Blockchain App to Optimize Global Cash Liquidity

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 02:02

Swift is Building a Blockchain App to Optimize Global Cash Liquidity Swift's newest blockchain project is aimed at improving the management of its so-called nostro accounts for cross-border payment.

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What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 12. 01:16

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin:

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin: It Exists

https://fee.org/articles/what-s-truly-remarkable-about-bitcoin-it-exists/

Lightning Strikes: An (Early) Version of One of Bitcoin's Big Scaling Solutions is Finally Here

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 01:13

Lightning Strikes: An (Early) Version of One of Bitcoin's Big Scaling Solutions is Finally Here Developers can now test an early version of bitcoin's much-hyped Lightning Network. Released by one of the most prominent startups working on the open-source micropayments protocol (San Francisco-based Lightning Labs), the daemon runs on the bitcoin testnet, so it's not exactly for average users yet. Rather, the aim is for developers to get their feet wet testing […]

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Lightning Strikes: An (Early) Version of Bitcoin's Big Scaling Solution is Here

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 12. 01:13

Lightning Strikes: An (Early) Version of Bitcoin's Big Scaling Solution is Here Developers can now test an early version of bitcoin's much-hyped Lightning Network. Released by one of the most prominent startups working on the open-source micropayments protocol (San Francisco-based Lightning Labs), the daemon runs on the bitcoin testnet, so it's not exactly for average users yet. Rather, the aim is for developers to get their feet wet testing […]

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Video Bounty App Vevue Ditches Ethereum to Payout in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 12. 01:00

Video Bounty App Vevue Ditches Ethereum to Payout in Bitcoin

Video review app Vevue (pronounced ‘vay-view’) recently launched a beta test. The company is paying bitcoin for quick video reviews of locations and events. Bitcoin.com talked to Thomas Olson, Vevue founder, to discuss his latest venture. Also read: New Image Hosting Service Pays Thousands of Uploaders in Bitcoin  Previously launched as an Ethereum ‘Dapp’ which had

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What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 12. 00:16

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin:

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin: It Exists

https://fee.org/articles/what-s-truly-remarkable-about-bitcoin-it-exists/

As India Goes Cashless, its Central Bank Researches Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 22:10

As India Goes Cashless, its Central Bank Researches Blockchain Following an increase in domestic bitcoin interest, a research center backed by India's central bank is now researching blockchain.

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The IRS is Catching Flack Again for Weak Bitcoin Guidance (This Time on IRAs)

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 20:45

The IRS is Catching Flack Again for Weak Bitcoin Guidance (This Time on IRAs) A US government watchdog wants more guidance from the IRS on investing retirement accounts in digital currencies and other "unconventional assets".

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Bitcoin's Price Just Hit its Lowest Level in Over a Month

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 19:59

Bitcoin's Price Just Hit its Lowest Level in Over a Month The bitcoin price slide that began this morning has continued, falling to its lowest level since early December.

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The Crypto-World’s ‘Bilderberg Meeting’ is Coming Soon

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 11. 18:00

The Crypto-World’s ‘Bilderberg Meeting’ is Coming Soon

The third annual Satoshi Roundtable has been announced and this year’s attendees will gather in a secret location in North America later this month. The gathering, deemed the “Bilderberg meeting” of the crypto-world last year, involves bitcoin and blockchain luminaries discussing the future of this technology. Also Read: The Who’s Who of the Bitcoinerati – the

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'Satoshi Roundtable' Brings Blockchain Bigwigs Back for Third Year

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 18:00

'Satoshi Roundtable' Brings Blockchain Bigwigs Back for Third Year Bitcoin movers and shakers at this year's "Satoshi Roundtable" will be joined by members of the World Bank and other financial institutions.

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Japanese Government Sends Blockchain Startups Abroad for Innovation Program

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 16:23

Japanese Government Sends Blockchain Startups Abroad for Innovation Program Japan’s government is sending three blockchain startups to the US as part of a technology innovation program.

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Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Inspections Cause Price Drop and FUD

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 11. 16:00

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Inspections Cause Price Drop and FUD

News from China is once again spreading through the bitcoin world like wildfire. It appears China’s central bank the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is visiting with the top three Chinese exchanges and assessing the company’s operations. Per usual the price of bitcoin took a dive during the early hours of January 11 dropping another

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US Food and Drug Administration to Study Blockchain Healthcare Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 15:45

US Food and Drug Administration to Study Blockchain Healthcare Applications The US government agency responsible for health and safety is now studying blockchain tech.

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R3 Will Close Blockchain's Biggest-Ever Investment in Q1, CEO Says

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 15:15

R3 Will Close Blockchain's Biggest-Ever Investment in Q1, CEO Says R3CEV CEO David Rutter says what he calls the "largest" venture capital investment in the blockchain industry will be closed imminently.

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Bitcoin Falls Below $800 As Volatile Week Continues

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 14:29

Bitcoin Falls Below $800 As Volatile Week Continues Bitcoin prices tumbled more than 10% in morning trading, dipping below the $800 mark.

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Blockchain Angels Invest $1 Million in Bitcoin-Ethereum Hybrid Qtum

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 14:00

Blockchain Angels Invest $1 Million in Bitcoin-Ethereum Hybrid Qtum A new public blockchain that would seek to merge requested design aspects of both the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains has raised $1m in funding.

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China's Central Bank to Conduct Ongoing Bitcoin Exchange Visits

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 13:30

China's Central Bank to Conduct Ongoing Bitcoin Exchange Visits The People's Bank of China revealed today it has held additional meetings with major bitcoin exchanges.

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Bitcoin: Where Wall Street and Silicon Valley Meet

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 13:04

Bitcoin: Where Wall Street and Silicon Valley Meet Chris Burniske and Adam White discuss their recently published white paper, setting out what they see as the tech's investment potential.

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Bitcoin Investing: Where Wall Street and Silicon Valley Meet

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 13:04

Bitcoin Investing: Where Wall Street and Silicon Valley Meet Chris Burniske and Adam White discuss their recently published white paper, setting out what they see as the tech's investment potential.

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Did Julian Assange Just Use the Bitcoin Blockchain to Prove He Is Alive?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 11. 12:00

Did Julian Assange Just Use the Bitcoin Blockchain to Prove He Is Alive?

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, read yesterday the bitcoin blockchain hash of block 447506 during a recorded video. At the time, it represented the most recent bitcoin block published to the blockchain. Experts contend this is proof that Mr. Assange is alive – or at least that the video, in which the whistleblower appears uncoerced, was

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BitX Rebrands as Luno, Reveals Bitcoin Sandbox Project

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 11:49

BitX Rebrands as Luno, Reveals Bitcoin Sandbox Project Bitcoin startup BitX is changing its name to Luno, as it switched focus to the European market.

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US Municipalities Hesistant on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 11. 01:00

US Municipalities Hesistant on Bitcoin

While the city of Zug, Switzerland, begins testing bitcoin payments, municipalities in the U.S. still see bitcoin as high risk with little reward. They’ve had the option to accept bitcoin for city services for four years thanks to a forward-thinking Ohio company. Yet, not one has updated their online payment methods. Also Read: Switzerland’s SBB

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Is the 'Zcrash' Over? Zcash's Price is Finding a Floor at $50

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 11. 00:51

Is the 'Zcrash' Over? Zcash's Price is Finding a Floor at $50 Zcash prices have been relatively calm over the last several weeks, experiencing modest volatility by cryptocurrency standards.

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Julian Assange Just Read Out a Bitcoin Block Hash to Prove He Was Alive

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 22:40

Julian Assange Just Read Out a Bitcoin Block Hash to Prove He Was Alive In an attempt to disprove theories about his own death, controversial media mogul Julian Assange turned to the bitcoin blockchain today.

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Polish Bitcoin Adoption Escalating with Strong Ecosystem

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 10. 21:00

Polish Bitcoin Adoption Escalating with Strong Ecosystem

Poland is one of the biggest bitcoin markets that gets the least amount of coverage in the English-speaking press, despite their currency typically ranking in the top-10 for bitcoin trades globally. Bitcoin.com interviewed Michal Dziedzic, Business Development Director for Bitmarket.pl, one of Poland’s largest bitcoin exchanges. Also read: Polish Gov’t ‘Highly Interested’ in Bitcoin, Meets with

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Report: Bitcoin ETF Could Amass $300 Million in Assets (If Approved)

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 20:16

Report: Bitcoin ETF Could Amass $300 Million in Assets (If Approved) A new investor note published today by analyst Needham & Company projects that a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) could attract as much as $300m in new assets in its first week alone. Writing about the potential impact of an ETF on the nascent market, analyst Spencer Bogart speculates that such an approval is likely to have […]

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Mainstream Media Should Research Before Publishing Bitcoin Reports

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 10. 18:00

Mainstream Media Should Research Before Publishing Bitcoin Reports

Since bitcoin’s significant price rise over the past couple of months, the digital asset has gained attention from the mainstream media. Lots of them have been quite optimistic and have described the cryptocurrency in a positive light. However, just recently a couple of mainstream publications have tried once again to downplay bitcoin existence. Also Read: Death

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Sweden's Blockchain Land Registry to Begin Testing in March

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 15:30

Sweden's Blockchain Land Registry to Begin Testing in March A group working to bring a blockchain land registry to Sweden has announced new updates.

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Blockchain for Mortgages: Compelling, But Premature

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 15:04

Blockchain for Mortgages: Compelling, But Premature If there's an area that cries out for the efficiencies of blockchain, it's the mortgage industry. But are institutions ready for such major change?

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Blockchain for Mortgages: Compelling, But Premature?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 15:04

Blockchain for Mortgages: Compelling, But Premature? If there's an area that cries out for the efficiencies of blockchain, it's the mortgage industry. But are institutions ready for such major change?

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OKCoin Joins Calls for Bitcoin Regulation in China

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 14:31

OKCoin Joins Calls for Bitcoin Regulation in China Following meetings with the country's central bank last week, domestic bitcoin exchanges are calling for regulatory improvements in China.

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Bitstamp to Launch New Ripple Trading Pairs

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 14:00

Bitstamp to Launch New Ripple Trading Pairs Bitstamp is launching new markets for Ripple’s XRP digital asset, offering trading pairs for USD and euros.

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China’s Smart Money is Staying in Bitcoin This Time

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 10. 14:00

China’s Smart Money is Staying in Bitcoin This Time

“We are starting to see a lot of smart money enter into the space,” says, Ryan Rabaglia, Head Trader for Octagon Strategy, a Commodity and Digital Asset Trading firm based in Hong Kong. “[The money] is coming moreso from  institutions and it’s smart in that it often rides the frontend of the trend. We are

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National Science Foundation to Fund Blockchain Security Research

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 13:00

National Science Foundation to Fund Blockchain Security Research The National Science Foundation is seeking to fund research into how technologies like blockchain can improve cyberinfrastructure resilience.

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US Government Looks to Fund Cybersecurity Research into Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 12:53

US Government Looks to Fund Cybersecurity Research into Blockchain The National Science Foundation is seeking to fund research into how technologies like blockchain can improve cyberinfrastructure resilience.

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Toward Better Security and Governance With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 12:12

Toward Better Security and Governance With Blockchain Bitfury's Valery Vavilov argues that blockchain technology will prove key to providing a more secure and inclusive world.

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The Bitcoin Blockchain: The Key to a Better Internet

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 12:12

The Bitcoin Blockchain: The Key to a Better Internet Bitfury's Valery Vavilov argues that blockchain technology will prove key to providing a more secure and inclusive world.

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Venezuelans Turn to Bitcoin to Escape Financial Hardships

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 10. 12:00

Venezuelans Turn to Bitcoin to Escape Financial Hardships

Venezuela has been suffering from significant economic decline and turbulent markets. Many worldwide and residents of the region blame the country’s socialist government and centrally planned economic choices. Over the past few months, it’s been reported quite frequently that Venezuelan citizens have been finding financial relief by utilizing the decentralized cryptocurrency bitcoin. Bitcoin.com decided to

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China's BTCC Welcomes Greater Bitcoin Exchange Oversight

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 10. 06:00

China's BTCC Welcomes Greater Bitcoin Exchange Oversight At least one bitcoin exchange in China is open to the idea that the digital currency could become more well-regulated domestically. Speaking to CoinDesk today, BTCC CEO Bobby Lee greeted rumors that the People's Bank of China is considering ways to better supervise the industry with enthusiasm, while pushing back against the idea that recent […]

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Scammy Waters: The Differences Between an IPO and an ICO

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 10. 01:00

Scammy Waters: The Differences Between an IPO and an ICO

The industry for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) has exploded recently. Startups are able to raise money directly from the public, without going through the rigorous process required of venture capitalists and banks. While there are legitimate ICOs, the industry has also attracted many scammers. Also read: ICO Fever: How Crowdsales Are Taking Over Cryptocurrency   ICO,

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Bitcoin's Price Volatile at $900 as China Concerns Linger

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 23:51

Bitcoin's Price Volatile at $900 as China Concerns Linger Bitcoin prices continued to experience volatility on 9th January amid sustained market trends and concerns about Chinese regulatory action.

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Bitcoin Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Money Crimes

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 21:40

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Money Crimes The former operator of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx has plead guilty in federal court.

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India's Axis Bank Launches Ripple Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 19:35

India's Axis Bank Launches Ripple Payments India-based Axis Bank will soon leverage cross-border solutions offered by with distributed ledger startup Ripple.

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India's Axis Bank to Launch Ripple Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 19:35

India's Axis Bank to Launch Ripple Payments India-based Axis Bank will soon leverage cross-border solutions offered by with distributed ledger startup Ripple.

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US Treasury Advisors Weigh Blockchain Insurance Impact

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 18:30

US Treasury Advisors Weigh Blockchain Insurance Impact An advisory council to the US Treasury Department met last week to discuss the application of blockchain to the insurance market.

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Kickstarter-backed Board Game Bitcoin Empire Ships

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 09. 18:00

Kickstarter-backed Board Game Bitcoin Empire Ships

Board games are back in style not only among families with kids but also millennials looking to socialize with friends. A Kickstarter recently combined the age-old way to pass time with what many claims will be the future of money, bitcoin. Also Read: Bitcoin Empire Board Game Kickstarter  Bitcoin Economy-Centered Board Game Comes to the

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How Barclays Stole the Blockchain Spotlight in 2016

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 16:15

How Barclays Stole the Blockchain Spotlight in 2016 Was Barclays the leading bank when it came to blockchain in 2016? CoinDesk's Bailey Reutzel explores perception and reality.

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Why 2017 is Blockchain's Make or Break Year

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 15:25

Why 2017 is Blockchain's Make or Break Year Deloitte's Eric Piscini argues blockchain needs to prove its worth in the boardroom this year – or else risk 'enterprise fatigue'.

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Indonesia's AML Watchdog Links Bitcoin to Islamic State

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 14:48

Indonesia's AML Watchdog Links Bitcoin to Islamic State Islamic State (IS) militants are now using bitcoin according to reports from authorities in Indonesia.

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$11 Trillion Bet: DTCC to Clear Derivatives With Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 13:59

$11 Trillion Bet: DTCC to Clear Derivatives With Blockchain Tech The DTCC is moving $11tn-worth of derivatives transactions to a blockchain, thanks to a deal with IBM, R3CEV and Axoni.

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Bitcoin is Still Volatile, But That Doesn't Mean It's Not Viable

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 12:52

Bitcoin is Still Volatile, But That Doesn't Mean It's Not Viable CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues that bitcoin's price swings are overshadowing a deeper truth – the tech is becoming more and more stable.

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Ark Invest Reveals New Data on Bitcoin Asset Classification

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 09. 12:00

Ark Invest Reveals New Data on Bitcoin Asset Classification

Last summer executives from Ark Invest and Coinbase released a paper called “Bitcoin: Ringing the Bell for a New Asset Class,” which defines the cryptocurrency as a new asset class for the 21st century. The paper written by Ark Invest’s Chris Burniske and Coinbase Vice President Adam White has recently been updated to reflect 2016’s

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2017: When Ethereum Will Go From IT to Enterprise

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 09. 11:58

2017: When Ethereum Will Go From IT to Enterprise What's in store for ethereum in 2017? ConsenSys believes the open-source tech will be making inroads into the boardroom.

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The Who’s Who of the Bitcoinerati – the New 1%?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 09. 01:00

The Who’s Who of the Bitcoinerati – the New 1%?

“We are the new, wealthy elite, gentleman,” wrote Atlas, an early adopter of bitcoin on a popular web forum dedicated to the digital currency. And perhaps that’s the reason bitcoiners love keeping an eye on the top wallet holders, bitcoin’s ‘rich list,’ – the ‘bitcoinerati’, if you will. As bitcoin prices flirt with all-time highs, we

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An Introduction to Bitcoin Trading and Technical Charts

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 08. 21:00

An Introduction to Bitcoin Trading and Technical Charts

Bitcoin trading is a popular market that has been growing in recent years. There are many who obtain bitcoin to hold for long periods of time. However many people trade their bitcoin regularly with intra-range strategies, day trading, leverage trading and more. Often times trading can sometimes be confusing, and there are many things to

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How The New Rally Improved Bitcoin’s Upside Potential

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 08. 18:00

How The New Rally Improved Bitcoin’s Upside Potential

Recently, bitcoin’s price grew more than 50 percent in less than a month before taking a dip. What goes up comes down, how does the rally affect the bitcoin ecosystem? Bitcoin.com asked Spencer Bogart, Equity Research analyst at Needham & Company, his opinion on the recent bitcoin rally. Also read: A Look At Bitcoin Bubbles, When Will

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What Apple Can Teach Blockchain App Designers for 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 08. 17:30

What Apple Can Teach Blockchain App Designers for 2017 Could blockchain be more user friendly? These industry insiders believe that is essential for adoption to increase in 2017.

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2016: The Year Blockchain ICOs Disrupted Venture Capital

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 08. 13:13

2016: The Year Blockchain ICOs Disrupted Venture Capital Experts from Smith + Crown recap the year in ICOs – a new form of fundraising that is gaining popularity in the blockchain industry.

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Charlie Shrem Speaks About His New Investment Fund

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 08. 12:00

Charlie Shrem Speaks About His New Investment Fund

Charlie Shrem, a well-known individual in the cryptocurrency space, recently returned to the industry after a year-long hiatus. Shrem has partnered with entrepreneur Jason Granger to create Intellisys Capital LLC, and Mainstreet Investment LP. The companies will manage a securities investment fund built on top of the Ethereum blockchain based on real world assets like

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SEC Delays Decision on SolidX Bitcoin Trust

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 08. 01:00

SEC Delays Decision on SolidX Bitcoin Trust

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this week announced that it is delaying its decision whether to approve the listing of SolidX Bitcoin Trust on the NYSE Arca exchange. Also read: SolidX Files to Become First Bitcoin ETF on NY Stock Exchange  Meet SolidX Bitcoin Trust Blockchain technology company, SolidX Partners Inc, first filed

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Markets Update: The New Year’s Cryptocurrency Rollercoaster

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 07. 18:00

Markets Update: The New Year’s Cryptocurrency Rollercoaster

It’s been quite a rollercoaster in the cryptocurrency markets the past few days. Bitcoin had a significant bull run during the first two days of the year followed by a major downturn after nearly reaching its all-time high. During this turbulent price volatility all cryptocurrency market capitalizations have been affected. Also read: Why Jim Harper is

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Bitcoin in 2016: The Year Politics Challenged Algorithmic, Apolitical Money

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 07. 16:34

Bitcoin in 2016: The Year Politics Challenged Algorithmic, Apolitical Money Bitcoin Core developer Eric Lombrozo recaps a fraught year in bitcoin development, one that he believes could give way to a less contentious 2017.

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Bitcoin in 2016: The Year Politics Challenged Apolitical Money

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 07. 16:34

Bitcoin in 2016: The Year Politics Challenged Apolitical Money Bitcoin Core developer Eric Lombrozo recaps a fraught year in bitcoin development, one that he believes could give way to a less contentious 2017.

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Colombia’s Poor Banking Infrastructure Great Potential for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 07. 15:00

Colombia’s Poor Banking Infrastructure Great Potential for Bitcoin

The South American country of Colombia and a crumbling financial system but the bitcoin market has enormous potential. Bitcoin.com interviewed SurBTC’s CEO Guillermo Torrealba about the bitcoin market in Colombia. Also read: Colombia’s First Bitcoin Exchange Closed by Regulators  Colombia has Enormous Potential SurBTC operates bitcoin exchanges in Chile and Colombia. The company launched the Colombian

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The Only 10 Bitcoin Stock Photos You'll Ever See

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 07. 14:14

The Only 10 Bitcoin Stock Photos You'll Ever See CoinDesk explains the secret meaning behind the only 10 bitcoin images you'll ever see. Be warned, the world may never look the same again.

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Price Reports and Tales From China-Dizzy Bitcoiners

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 07. 13:00

Price Reports and Tales From China-Dizzy Bitcoiners

Once again the bitcoin community has been dizzy due to the significant price increase, the following correction, and rumors of China. After the sharp price rally, the discussion has turned to the Chinese central bank warning about the volatile cryptocurrency bitcoin. Also read: China to Play a ‘Leading Role’ in Bitcoin’s Future Rumors From China Once

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China to Restrict Bitcoin Marketing, But Blockchain Firms Unaffected

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 07. 04:15

China to Restrict Bitcoin Marketing, But Blockchain Firms Unaffected Just hours after it was first revealed that the People's Bank of China (PBoC) had held closed-door meetings with domestic bitcoin exchanges, new details are emerging about the conversations. According to a new report by Caixin, the PBoC sought to restrict how the exchanges could seek to acquire potential new users, with the central bank […]

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2013 to 2017: Comparing Bitcoin's Biggest Price Rallies

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 07. 01:21

2013 to 2017: Comparing Bitcoin's Biggest Price Rallies A look at the bitcoin price rallies from 2013 and the past few weeks.

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Top Trends Pushing Bitcoin Towards The Mainstream

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 07. 01:00

Top Trends Pushing Bitcoin Towards The Mainstream

Like a pack of predators in the night, bitcoin is creeping up into mainstream use from multiple different angles. From the poorest in developing countries to the top banks alike, the digital currency is being used in every stratum of humanity. Bitcoin.com explores some of the biggest use cases that could propel bitcoin to mainstream

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Report: Chinese Regulators Exploring Bitcoin Connection to Capital Flight

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 19:05

Report: Chinese Regulators Exploring Bitcoin Connection to Capital Flight Chinese regulators are reportedly looking into the use of bitcoin to avoid capital controls.

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US Department of Energy Seeks Blockchain Research Proposals

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 18:15

US Department of Energy Seeks Blockchain Research Proposals The US Department of Energy (DoE) has become the latest US agency to look into blockchain projects.

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Bitcoin is Tapping Into the Laws of Nature – Part 2

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 06. 18:00

Bitcoin is Tapping Into the Laws of Nature – Part 2

In Part One of this series we looked at the “survival of the fittest” and the fact that it leads to competition in a never-ending process of getting better. This article, Part 2, discusses how things get better, the process of innovation in nature. Innovation at the Edges and Permissionless Innovation In nature, changes occur as little

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Bitcoin-Powered Internet Advances With $4 Million Blockstack Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 16:20

Bitcoin-Powered Internet Advances With $4 Million Blockstack Funding A bitcoin blockchain-based Internet is a step closer to reality thanks to this $5.3m investment in Blockstack led by Union Square Ventures.

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Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Responds to Chinese Central Bank Statements

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 15:33

Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Responds to Chinese Central Bank Statements China-based bitcoin exchange BTCC has publicly commented on statements issued by the country’s central bank.

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Bitcoin Growing Fast In Unbanked Indonesia

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 06. 15:00

Bitcoin Growing Fast In Unbanked Indonesia

Indonesia, trailing just behind the United States as the fourth most populous country in the world, has a large and growing bitcoin community. The vast population is 80 percent unbanked, and their Rupiah is one of the most-traded currencies for bitcoin worldwide already. Bitcoin.com interviewed Suasti Atmastuti Astaman, the Business Development Manager of Indonesian bitcoin

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What IoT History Reveals About Blockchain's Challenges

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 15:00

What IoT History Reveals About Blockchain's Challenges While blockchain's journey from hype to implementation is likely to yield further struggles, Peernova's Dave Hudson argues all hope shouldn't be lost.

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Déjà vu? Bitcoin Price Slips Below $900 Amid China News

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 14:40

Déjà vu? Bitcoin Price Slips Below $900 Amid China News The price of bitcoin has sank more than 10 percent from the day’s peak, a development that comes after a week of volatile market moves.

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China's Central Bank Issues Warnings to Major Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 13:41

China's Central Bank Issues Warnings to Major Bitcoin Exchanges Officials from the People's Bank of China met with representatives of major bitcoin exchanges this week to issue a warning about their conduct.

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2016: The Year Zcash Entered Blockchain's History Books

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 12:14

2016: The Year Zcash Entered Blockchain's History Books Researcher Nolan Bauerle looks at Zcash, its privacy-powered blockchain technology and how he believes it could empower economics in the future.

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Director Cannucciari on Making “Banking on Bitcoin”

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 06. 12:00

Director Cannucciari on Making “Banking on Bitcoin”

A feature film on Bitcoin, called “Banking on Bitcoin”, is set to be released on January 6, 2017. Produced by Gravitas Ventures, the film will cover many of the space’s best-known players, such as Charlie Shrem, Barry Silbert, Erik Voorhees, Nathaniel Popper and more.  Also Read: ‘Life on Bitcoin’ is Easier Than Producing a Film About It Bitcoin.com spoke

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Bitcoin finished the year 2106 at $968.23, which is more than...

bitcoinful

2017. Jan. 06. 10:37

Bitcoin finished the year 2106 at $968.23, which is more than...

Bitcoin finished the year 2106 at $968.23, which is more than double its value from the beginning of the year.

Bitcoin Ends Day Above $1,000 as Price Mounts Recovery

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 06. 01:06

Bitcoin Ends Day Above $1,000 as Price Mounts Recovery While bitcoin prices have had a crazy couple of days, they may have entered the eye of the storm late in the 5th January trading session.

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Is Bitcoin the Currency of Artificial Intelligence?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 06. 01:00

Is Bitcoin the Currency of Artificial Intelligence?

Futurists imagine a day where robots might own ‘themselves’, and even trade property with other robots. Some believe bitcoin could even become the ‘currency of AI.’ Also Read: Google’s DeepMind Healthcare AI Will Use Blockchain  Robotic Bitcoiners What if robots are self-sovereign entities and they can own property, own money, have legal rights and so forth?

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Deflation

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 05. 21:14

Deflation

Bitcoin's Rollercoaster 2017: What's Happened So Far

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 20:15

Bitcoin's Rollercoaster 2017: What's Happened So Far Need a catch-up on recent price developments? Here's your go-to primer.

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Deflation

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 05. 20:14

Deflation

Volatility and Liquidity: How Bitcoin Compares to its Cryptocurrency Competitors

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 18:00

Volatility and Liquidity: How Bitcoin Compares to its Cryptocurrency Competitors CoinDesk contributor Willy Woo presents an in-depth look at how bitcoin competes against other cryptocurrencies on two important attributes.

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Volatility and Liquidity: How Bitcoin Compares to its Crypto Competitors

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 18:00

Volatility and Liquidity: How Bitcoin Compares to its Crypto Competitors CoinDesk contributor Willy Woo presents an in-depth look at how bitcoin competes against other cryptocurrencies on two important attributes.

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Death & Bitcoin: How I Prepared My Family’s Digital Inheritance

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 05. 18:00

Death & Bitcoin: How I Prepared My Family’s Digital Inheritance

As a writer who earns bitcoin and saves as much as I can with a family of four, I’ve recently begun preparing my family’s digital inheritance. When I pass, my wife will take over all of my assets, and this includes bitcoin. Preparing another person to gain access to their bitcoin private keys before death

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Bitstamp Collects $1.3 Million As Crowdfunding Campaign Continues

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 17:00

Bitstamp Collects $1.3 Million As Crowdfunding Campaign Continues Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp’s crowdfunding campaign has netted more than $1.3m in capital.

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Bitstamp Collects $1.3 Million As Funding Campaign Continues

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 17:00

Bitstamp Collects $1.3 Million As Funding Campaign Continues Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp’s funding campaign has netted more than $1.3m in capital to date – but it's not over yet.

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What is 'Enterprise Ethereum'? Details Emerge on Secret Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 16:05

What is 'Enterprise Ethereum'? Details Emerge on Secret Blockchain Project Industry insiders share their thoughts about a mysterious group known as Enterprise Ethereum.

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Bitcoin Freefall: Prices Drop Nearly $200 in 1 Hour

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 14:53

Bitcoin Freefall: Prices Drop Nearly $200 in 1 Hour Bitcoin prices plunged nearly $200 in an hour this morning.

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Will 2017 Bring an End to Bitcoin's Great Scaling Debate?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 13:15

Will 2017 Bring an End to Bitcoin's Great Scaling Debate? CoinDesk's Corin Faife recaps how last year saw one of bitcoin's biggest technology debates, setting the stage for a potentially pivotal 2017.

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3 Things Smart Contracts Need Before They Can Really Take Off

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 12:02

3 Things Smart Contracts Need Before They Can Really Take Off Governance, transparency and audibility could emerge as the three big hurdles for smart contracts this year, say Arthur and Kathleen Breitman.

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3 Things Smart Contracts Need Before They Can Finally Take Off

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 12:02

3 Things Smart Contracts Need Before They Can Finally Take Off Governance, transparency and audibility could emerge as the three big hurdles for smart contracts this year, according to the founders of Tezos.

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The Bitpay Visa: a Bitcoin-Debit Card Review

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 05. 12:00

The Bitpay Visa: a Bitcoin-Debit Card Review

Bitcoin debit cards have become more popular over the past two years with various choices on the table for consumers to choose from. Cards enable a user to load the account with bitcoin reserves and spend the funds where major credit cards are accepted. Bitcoin.com decided to review two popular bitcoin debit cards that are

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Bitcoin Price Bounces Back to Within $25 of All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 05:30

Bitcoin Price Bounces Back to Within $25 of All-Time High As bitcoin's price hovers close to an all-time high, buy-side pressure is mounting according to exchange data.

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Can Bitcoin Businesses Break ‘Affiliate Site’ Stereotypes?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 05. 01:00

Can Bitcoin Businesses Break ‘Affiliate Site’ Stereotypes?

Last week, Bitcoin.com reported on Supload, a new image-hosting service that pays users in bitcoin for views on their uploaded images. While the service has been well received by bitcoiners, some users have raised concerns that the public at large is not sharing their enthusiasm, stereotyping it as “just another affiliate referral website.” Bitcoin.com investigates

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Sell Orders Halt Bitcoin Rally as All-Time High Remains Elusive

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 00:15

Sell Orders Halt Bitcoin Rally as All-Time High Remains Elusive Bitcoin prices surged 4th January, surpassing $1,100 but proceeded to fall back.

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Sell Orders Slow Bitcoin Rally as All-Time High Remains Elusive

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 05. 00:15

Sell Orders Slow Bitcoin Rally as All-Time High Remains Elusive Bitcoin prices surged 4th January, surpassing $1,100 but proceeded to fall back.

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Bitcoin’s Bullish Uptrend Climbs to New Levels

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 05. 00:00

Bitcoin’s Bullish Uptrend Climbs to New Levels

The price of bitcoin finally crossed the $1,000 USD range reaching a three-year all time high. At press time the current price per BTC is $1,130, and the past 24 hours of trading has been volatile. Since the 4-digit price break the digital asset has dipped slightly below $1,000 twice so far, but technical indicators

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Bitcoin ETF Decision Delayed Until After Trump Transition

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 21:48

Bitcoin ETF Decision Delayed Until After Trump Transition The SEC has delayed its decision on the Winklevoss brothers' application for a bitcoin ETF until after president-elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

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SEC Delays Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Once Again

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 21:48

SEC Delays Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Once Again The SEC has delayed its decision on the Winklevoss brothers' application for a bitcoin ETF until after president-elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

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SEC Delays Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Again

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 21:48

SEC Delays Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Again The SEC has delayed its decision on the Winklevoss brothers' application for a bitcoin ETF until after president-elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

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Bitcoin Price Moves Within $25 of New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 19:13

Bitcoin Price Moves Within $25 of New All-Time High Bitcoin prices have shot past the $1,100 mark having already risen more than $100 over the course of the day's trading.

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Bitcoin Price Within $25 of New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 19:13

Bitcoin Price Within $25 of New All-Time High Bitcoin prices have shot past the $1,100 mark having already risen more than $100 over the course of the day's trading.

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US Treasury Insurance Advisors to Discuss Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 17:59

US Treasury Insurance Advisors to Discuss Blockchain Insurance market advisors to the US Treasury Department are set to discuss blockchain tech this week.

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New Bitcoin Software Update Boasts 55 Fixes

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 17:00

New Bitcoin Software Update Boasts 55 Fixes A new bitcoin software update boasts more than 50 changes to the digital currency's codebase.

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2017 Will Prove 'Blockchain' Was a Bad Idea

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 16:00

2017 Will Prove 'Blockchain' Was a Bad Idea Ferdinando Ametrano argues that, despite the hype around enterprise blockchain technologies, achievements in the bitcoin community have been greater.

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Why 2017 Will Prove 'Blockchain' Was a Bad Idea

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 16:00

Why 2017 Will Prove 'Blockchain' Was a Bad Idea Despite the hype around enterprise blockchain technologies, achievements in the bitcoin community have been greater, argues Ferdinando Ametrano.

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Charlie Shrem's Post-Prison Blockchain Project Sees Gold in Garbage

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 15:00

Charlie Shrem's Post-Prison Blockchain Project Sees Gold in Garbage Freshly out of jail, Charlie Shrem is re-imagining investment on the blockchain with a fund focusing on garbage.

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Charlie Shrem's Post-Prison Blockchain Firm Sees Gold in Garbage

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 15:00

Charlie Shrem's Post-Prison Blockchain Firm Sees Gold in Garbage Charlie Shrem is re-imagining investment on the ethereum blockchain with a fund focusing on garbage.

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Mobile Telco Du Reveals New Blockchain Healthcare Partnership

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 14:11

Mobile Telco Du Reveals New Blockchain Healthcare Partnership One of the UAE's largest telcos has announced a new partner in its drive for blockchain-powered medical records.

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Preparing for Blockchain Regulation in the Post-Obama Era

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 13:00

Preparing for Blockchain Regulation in the Post-Obama Era 2016 was a quiet one for blockchain regulation – yet compliance expert Juan Llanos argues it could be the calm before a storm to come.

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A $2,000 Bitcoin (and 9 Other 2017 Blockchain Predictions)

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 12:33

A $2,000 Bitcoin (and 9 Other 2017 Blockchain Predictions) PwC's Ajit Tripathi gives CoinDesk his predictions for the blockchain industry in the year ahead.

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The Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense ‘Free Ross’ Was Hacked

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 04. 12:00

The Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense ‘Free Ross’ Was Hacked

“Just a quick note to say that we were hacked and the hackers still have control of our email account freerossulbricht@gmail.com,” the family of convicted Silk Road administrator, Ross Ulbricht, announced this morning. “We have been told they are soliciting funds with it, posing as us. Any email from that address, until further notice, is

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Bitcoin Moves Within Striking Distance of All-Time Price High

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 06:15

Bitcoin Moves Within Striking Distance of All-Time Price High The price of bitcoin is now just $110 short of its all-time high reached in November 2013, BPI data reveals.

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Kraken Adds Anonymous Cryptocurrency Monero

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 04. 01:01

Kraken Adds Anonymous Cryptocurrency Monero Kraken announced 3rd January that it had become one of the largest exchanges to offering monero-based trading.

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Can Bureaucrats Really Regulate Bitcoin?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 04. 01:00

Can Bureaucrats Really Regulate Bitcoin?

Discussion about bitcoin regulation often resembles mixing oil and water. This becomes more apparent as governments and bureaucrats worldwide ponder how they can apply regulatory policy to bitcoin. As the cryptocurrency gains significant popularity, the question arises: ‘Can bitcoin be regulated?’ Also Read: American Black Cross Helps Political Prisoners With Bitcoin Lawmaker Nostalgia Towards Traditional Regulatory

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Greenwich: Blockchain Projects Will Move to 'Production' in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 21:16

Greenwich: Blockchain Projects Will Move to 'Production' in 2017 Market intelligence firm Greenwich Associates is betting the blockchain hype bubble won't burst in 2017.

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Localbitcoins’ Growth 85% 2016, Signaling Further Use of Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 03. 21:00

Localbitcoins’ Growth 85% 2016, Signaling Further Use of Bitcoin

For those interested in tracking the progress of bitcoin as a true form of money, an interesting data point to watch is the global Localbitcoins volume.  There are a variety of different metrics people use to track the adoption of Bitcoin. Some simply track the bitcoin price in terms of US dollars, while others prefer

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India's Yes Bank Builds Blockchain for Vendor Financing

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 19:55

India's Yes Bank Builds Blockchain for Vendor Financing India's fifth-largest bank has built a blockchain vendor financing solution for one of its clients.

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How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 03. 18:00

How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware

The ransomware industry has exploded recently. Often, hackers demand bitcoin payments in order to restore computer systems. Bitcoin.com investigates what to do to prevent ransomware attacks. Also read: ‘No More Ransom’: A Summer Ransomware Project by Tech Security Giants  2016 ‘The Year of Ransomware’ A report by McAfee Labs published in December revealed that the number

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BitPagos Raises $2.3 Million, Rebrands as Ripio

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 17:45

BitPagos Raises $2.3 Million, Rebrands as Ripio Argentinian bitcoin startup Ripio has raised $2.3m in Series A capital.

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BitPagos Raises $1.9 Million in Funding, Rebrands as Ripio

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 17:45

BitPagos Raises $1.9 Million in Funding, Rebrands as Ripio Argentinian bitcoin startup Ripio has raised $2.3m in Series A capital.

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Delaware's 2017 Resolution: Make Blockchain a Reality

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 16:30

Delaware's 2017 Resolution: Make Blockchain a Reality What's in store for Delaware's blockchain work in 2017? The US state's blockchain ombudsperson provides an update.

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BBVA: Blockchain Regulation Needs to Move Beyond Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 15:06

BBVA: Blockchain Regulation Needs to Move Beyond Bitcoin Spanish banking group BBVA has released a new research note on blockchain that argues for more immediate regulation.

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State Street's Blockchain Strategy: Big and Bold for 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 14:06

State Street's Blockchain Strategy: Big and Bold for 2017 State Street bank is on the verge of putting significant amounts of its workflow on a blockchain. CoinDesk speaks to the executives involved.

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Coinbase's IRS Dispute Isn't Just About Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 13:42

Coinbase's IRS Dispute Isn't Just About Bitcoin Think Coinbase's IRS issues are about bitcoin alone? The implications are far more broad, CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues.

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Blockchain Standards in 2017: Will We Grow, Shrink or Solve?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 12:07

Blockchain Standards in 2017: Will We Grow, Shrink or Solve? A detailed look at the current environment for blockchain standards – as well as past precedents that may inform future steps.

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Which Way for Blockchain Standards in 2017?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 03. 12:07

Which Way for Blockchain Standards in 2017? A detailed look at the current environment for blockchain standards – as well as past precedents that may inform future steps.

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Bitcoin’s Quirky Genesis Block Turns Eight Years Old Today

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 03. 12:00

Bitcoin’s Quirky Genesis Block Turns Eight Years Old Today

Today is the eighth anniversary of the bitcoin genesis block, and a lot has happened since the digital currency’s birth. The genesis block was the starting point for the bitcoin blockchain on its path to becoming a revolutionary network for peer-to-peer transfers of value. Also read: Meet Tumblebit: The Unlinkable Payment Hub The Genesis Block On

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Academia Revolts Against Copyright with help from Bitcoin-Fueled Alternative

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 03. 01:00

Academia Revolts Against Copyright with help from Bitcoin-Fueled Alternative

Scientists in multiple nations might be forced to turn to piracy in order to maintain their research in 2017, and bitcoin is helping to make it possible. Also Read: ‘As If Identity Was The Goal’: Antonopoulos Slams Blockchain KYC Scientists Increasingly Call For Open Access Access to journals from Dutch publishing giant Elsevier was cut

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The Bitcoin Constellation Is Bigger Than Most Realize

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 02. 18:00

The Bitcoin Constellation Is Bigger Than Most Realize

When most people think of bitcoin, they look at the price and its billion dollar market capitalization. However, bitcoin’s ecosystem is bigger than most people can imagine with its constellation of significantly growing micro-economies. Since bitcoin’s inception over the years, the cryptocurrency has created a massive economy of people who work directly with this protocol

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Why There's Still Hope for Bitcoin Remittance Companies

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 02. 15:43

Why There's Still Hope for Bitcoin Remittance Companies Bitspark's George Harrap lists the takeaways from three years of running a bitcoin-based remittance startup.

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Bitcoin Games Paid 80 BTC in Jackpots Since October

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 02. 15:00

Bitcoin Games Paid 80 BTC in Jackpots Since October

Just a few months ago Bitcoin.com revamped its Bitcoin Games portal bringing fantastic casino classics to our website. In the last three months our games have paid out over 80 BTC in wins and the high stakes action continues to pay out more players daily. Also read: Big Names Gather When TNABC Comes Back to Miami

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Politics, Protocols and the Changing of the Guard

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 02. 13:07

Politics, Protocols and the Changing of the Guard Do 2016's political changes foreshadow blockchain's impact? Cryptiv's CEO argues the two might be more intertwined than one might think.

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Politics, Protocols and the Changing Face of Finance

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 02. 13:07

Politics, Protocols and the Changing Face of Finance Do 2016's political changes foreshadow blockchain's impact? Cryptiv's CEO argues the two might be more intertwined than one might think.

Source

Why Volume Is Exploding at Mexican Bitcoin Exchange Bitso

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 02. 12:00

Why Volume Is Exploding at Mexican Bitcoin Exchange Bitso

The peso has steadily declined in the past three years and today sits at twenty-to-one to the dollar amid a period of economic uncertainty. In a nation of 120 million, 80 million lack access to basic financial services; that is, no banking and no credit. Mexico does, however, have 100 million cell lines. 80 percent

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US Government Escalates Push for Post-Quantum Cryptography

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 02. 10:00

US Government Escalates Push for Post-Quantum Cryptography

Federal agencies of the US government are expanding their calls for quantum computing resistant encryption methods. In effect, the National Institute of Standards (NIST) recently announced a request for public-key post-quantum algorithms. This action follows warnings from the National Security Agency (NSA) about the risks of potential quantum-based cyberattacks and the NSA’s appeal for developing

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Screw the new year, happy $1000

Bitbargain.com

2017. Jan. 02. 08:42

Screw the new year, happy $1000

The (non-mtgox) Bitcoin has reached $1000 again.

A Look At Bitcoin Bubbles, When Will the Next One Be?

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 02. 01:00

A Look At Bitcoin Bubbles, When Will the Next One Be?

There have been four noteworthy bubbles in bitcoin’s life when the price exploded after rising slowly. Being speculative in nature, the bubble may soon burst, sending the price crashing down before settling at a range above the pre-bubble level. Bitcoin.com examines past bitcoin bubbles and explores when the next one could be. Also read: China has

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Bitcoin Price Tops $1,000 in First Day of 2017 Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 01. 22:04

Bitcoin Price Tops $1,000 in First Day of 2017 Trading The price of bitcoin passed $1,000 during the first day of trading in 2017.

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Bitcoin Breaks $1,000 as Exchanges Break Volume Records Worldwide

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 01. 21:38

Bitcoin Breaks $1,000 as Exchanges Break Volume Records Worldwide

Bitcoin is making waves globally as it broke through the psychologically important $1,000 barrier on several large exchanges today Sunday, 1 January. It had already broken all-time highs in several currencies as global bitcoin exchanges reported record-setting monthly volume. Bitcoin’s price has increased more than 120% since the start of 2016 alone.  Also Read: Why Bitcoin’s Triumphant $15B Market is

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American Black Cross Helps Political Prisoners With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 01. 18:00

American Black Cross Helps Political Prisoners With Bitcoin

An organization called the American Black Cross is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping U.S. political prisoners. The charitable group was inspired by the Ross Ulbricht case, whom many believe is a political prisoner incarcerated for victimless crimes. As the new year approaches, bitcoiners can donate to this cause that helps a growing

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Blockchain Breakout? 2017 Will Keep Investors on the Brink

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 01. 16:33

Blockchain Breakout? 2017 Will Keep Investors on the Brink The blockchain industry is likely to see growth in 2017, investor Michael Terpin argues, but we're not ready for the big breakout yet.

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What Will the Bitcoin Price Be in 2017?

CoinDesk

2017. Jan. 01. 14:50

What Will the Bitcoin Price Be in 2017? CoinDesk's Charles Bovaird asks the experts for their predictions of bitcoin's price movements in the year ahead.

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Coming Up: Drop Zone – a Hyper-Local Bitcoin-Based Market Service

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 01. 12:00

Coming Up: Drop Zone – a Hyper-Local Bitcoin-Based Market Service

There have been many attempts to create a working decentralized marketplace using cryptocurrency for transactions. Projects like Bitbay, Syscoin, the NXT marketplace, and Openbazaar have gained attention over the past few years building this vision. However, another concept announced back in the spring of 2015 called Drop Zone remains in the background. The proof-of-concept may

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Markets Update: Massive Gains Year-to-Date Across Crypto-Markets

Bitcoin News

2017. Jan. 01. 01:00

Markets Update: Massive Gains Year-to-Date Across Crypto-Markets

Bitcoin’s price increased thanks to demand and technicals in the second half of 2016. Bitcoin has increased 7 percent throughout its final week of the year and currently trades at $962. Altcoins have not traded as strong heading into the end of the year, but numerous enjoyed an impressive year.  Also Read: With Bitcoin’s Rise

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