Bitpay to Suspend All Services During the Segwit2x Hard Fork

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 22:55

Bitpay to Suspend All Services During the Segwit2x Hard Fork

With roughly fifteen days left bitcoin-based businesses all around the world have been preparing their users for the possible hardfork expected to take place on or around November 16. Now the world’s largest bitcoin merchant service provider, Bitpay, has revealed its contingency plans for the upcoming Segwit2x hard fork. Also read: Trump to Appoint Bitcoin-Skeptic Powell […]

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London Stock Exchange Exec: Fiat Cash Impeding Blockchain Trials

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 22:30

London Stock Exchange Exec: Fiat Cash Impeding Blockchain Trials An exec from the London Stock Exchange hinted at growing pains for bank blockchains Tueday, suggesting fiat currencies may be hindering innovation.

SEC Alleges Day Trader Used Bitcoin Hide Fraud Profits

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 20:30

SEC Alleges Day Trader Used Bitcoin Hide Fraud Profits The SEC is suing a Philadelphia day trader for alleged fraud, claiming the individual used bitcoin to hide the profits they generated.

SEC Alleges Day Trader Used Bitcoin to Hide Fraud Profits

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 20:30

SEC Alleges Day Trader Used Bitcoin to Hide Fraud Profits The SEC is suing a Philadelphia day trader for alleged fraud, claiming the individual used bitcoin to hide the profits they generated.

Bitcoin Price Captures Another All-Time High Surpassing $6,400

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 20:04

Bitcoin Price Captures Another All-Time High Surpassing $6,400

The price of bitcoin has reached another all-time high this week touching an average of $6,420 across popular exchanges. The decentralized currency continues to rise upwards this year, the value of one bitcoin has climbed more than 500 percent in 2017. Also Read: Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress of Solitude for Bitcoins The Decentralized Cryptocurrency Bitcoin […]

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CME Group Aims to Launch a Bitcoin Derivatives Platform This Quarter

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 19:30

CME Group Aims to Launch a Bitcoin Derivatives Platform This Quarter

On October 31 the world’s largest options and futures exchange, CME Group, has announced it will be launching a bitcoin-based derivatives marketplace for future contracts during Q4 of 2017. The U.S. headquartered financial markets company says there is “increasing interest” for cryptocurrency options and futures products for mainstream investors. Also read: Over $1 Million in Bitcoin […]

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Survey: Younger Americans More Interested in Cryptocurrencies, ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 19:00

Survey: Younger Americans More Interested in Cryptocurrencies, ICOs A new survey released today found that 31.6 percent of Americans have heard of ethereum, while only 22.1 percent have have heard of ripple.

PR: Xenio.io Releases Decentralized Gaming Blockchain Source Code

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 18:30

PR: Xenio.io Releases Decentralized Gaming Blockchain Source Code

After months of closed development, the team behind the open source Xenio project have released version 0.2 of their blockchain source code, the first in a planned series of tiered releases of the greater Xenio software suite. The Github is available at: https://github.com/xenioplatform/go-xenio/

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Swarm Closes $5.5 Million ICO for Alternative Investment Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 18:00

Swarm Closes $5.5 Million ICO for Alternative Investment Fund Another experiment in blockchain powered governance went underway nearly as soon as its token sale ended.

Vertcoin Clocks Record High Ahead of Reward Reduction

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 17:00

Vertcoin Clocks Record High Ahead of Reward Reduction The lesser-known cryptocurrency vertcoin is trading at a record high – and upcoming changes to its underlying economics may hint at why.

Vietnam's Central Bank Announces Ban on Bitcoin Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 16:10

Vietnam's Central Bank Announces Ban on Bitcoin Payments The State Bank of Vietnam has issued a statement banning the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in payments from Jan. 1, 2018.

Bitcoin's Price Climbs Above $6,400 to Hit All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 15:15

Bitcoin's Price Climbs Above $6,400 to Hit All-Time High The price of bitcoin has hit a new all time high, crossing the $6,300 mark for the second time this week.

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Plans Updated – New Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm Chosen

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 15:00

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Plans Updated – New Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm Chosen

The Bitcoin ABC development team has announced its plans for the November 13 Hard Fork upgrade of Bitcoin Cash. The upgrade is designed to stabilize the problematic difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA). News.Bitcoin.com talked to Bitcoin ABC lead developer Amaury Séchet and Bitprim CEO Juan Garavaglia about what to expect. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Community Preps […]

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CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures Contract

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 14:52

CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures Contract Derivatives marketplace operator CME Group has announced plans to launch a bitcoin futures product.

Derivatives Giant CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures Contract

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 14:52

Derivatives Giant CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures Contract Derivatives marketplace operator CME Group has announced plans to launch a bitcoin futures product.

Last Laugh? Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Talks Plans for Token Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 14:30

Last Laugh? Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Talks Plans for Token Launch Now we know why Dilbert comics have been poking fun at blockchain mania – creator Scott Adams has been right in the middle of it.

Bitcoin Cash Rally Stalls as Traders Price in Possible Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 13:30

Bitcoin Cash Rally Stalls as Traders Price in Possible Fork The price of the bitcoin cash cryptocurrency is responding to news of a coming techncial shift – and the initial results don't seem positive.

Not a Consortium: Banks Form For-Profit Entity for Blockchain Supply Chain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 13:00

Not a Consortium: Banks Form For-Profit Entity for Blockchain Supply Chain A group of banks is charting forward a new course for how to design a blockchain venture – and this time it's seeking for-profit benefits.

Trump to Appoint Bitcoin-Skeptic Powell as Fed Chair

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 12:30

Trump to Appoint Bitcoin-Skeptic Powell as Fed Chair

The New York Times is reporting President Trump will appoint “Jerome H. Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve (Fed).” Bitcoiners all over the world will be impacted.  Also read: Federal Reserve Chair Photo Bomber Generates Over $15k Potential Trump Nominee Powell is Cautious about Bitcoin President Trump is widely expected to nominate Federal […]

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US Government Research Lab Eyes Blockchain in Energy Data Tests

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 12:00

US Government Research Lab Eyes Blockchain in Energy Data Tests A research lab within the U.S. Department of Energy has revealed it is exploring the application of blockchain in next-generation power grids.

IC3 Blockchain Initiative Expands Research Team to Europe

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 11:00

IC3 Blockchain Initiative Expands Research Team to Europe The IC3 cryptocurrency and blockchain research project has expanded, adding researchers from several European universities to its ranks.

PR: Hacken Decentralized Token for Cybersecurity Announces Its Token Sale Will Start October 31

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 10:30

PR: Hacken Decentralized Token for Cybersecurity Announces Its Token Sale Will Start October 31

The crowdsale will last for one month or until the hardcap of 20 million HKNs are distributed

Hacken, an ecosystem of white-hat hackers and a bug bounty marketplace with a focus on blockchain security, announces its crowdsale is set to start on October 31. The company has already raised an equivalent of $900,000 during the pre-sale in September. Having distributed 800,000 tokens they’re now looking forward to a successful token sale with over 1,000 contributors registered in the Whitelist.

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R3 Unveils Cross-Border Payments Platform Built on Corda DLT Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 10:00

R3 Unveils Cross-Border Payments Platform Built on Corda DLT Tech R3 and 22 of its member banks have announced a cross-border payments platform built on top of the company's Corda distributed ledger.

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Brilliant White Paper Turns 9-Years Old

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 10:00

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Brilliant White Paper Turns 9-Years Old

Bitcoin has had a phenomenal year in 2017 surpassing many expectations as the decentralized currency now commands a whopping $100B market capitalization. This Halloween marks another milestone as nine years ago today the anonymous creator of the ‘Internet of Money,’ Satoshi Nakamoto, released the Bitcoin white paper. Also Read: Bitcoin Prices Skyrocket to $7200 on Zimbabwean […]

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Bitcoin Cash Developers Set Date for November Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 08:00

Bitcoin Cash Developers Set Date for November Hard Fork The developers behind bitcoin cash are aiming to change the blockchain's rules in a software update set for November.

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose Date for November Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 08:00

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose Date for November Hard Fork The developers behind bitcoin cash are aiming to change the blockchain's rules in a software update set for November.

Iranian Government Preparing for Bitcoin Use Inside the Country

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 07:37

Iranian Government Preparing for Bitcoin Use Inside the Country

The Iranian government has been conducting research into the economic and infrastructural aspects of preparing for bitcoin use in its country. According to the ministry of information technology, “arrangements are being made” to put together the infrastructure for the digital currency “as early as possible.” Also read: Russia Picks Pilot City to Launch Two Cryptocurrency Agencies […]

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Devcon3 Preview: 6 Talks to Watch At Ethereum's Developer Summit

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 05:00

Devcon3 Preview: 6 Talks to Watch At Ethereum's Developer Summit Can't make it to ethereum's annual Devcon summit? Catch the livestream and tune in for CoinDesk six talks to watch.

Meet Earn.com: 21 Rebrands Social Network In Shift Away from Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 31. 00:59

Meet Earn.com: 21 Rebrands Social Network In Shift Away from Bitcoin 21 Inc, once a maker of bitcoin mining hardware, is rebranding to emphasize its recent focus on using digital currency to power a social network.

Citizens of Zimbabwe Use Bitcoin to Access International Markets

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 31. 00:30

Citizens of Zimbabwe Use Bitcoin to Access International Markets

According to Yeuki Kusangaya of Zimbabwe-based bitcoin exchange Golix, an increasing number of Zimbabweans are adopting bitcoin as a means to access a variety of international markets. The increasing popularity of bitcoin combined with significant liquidity issues have led to heavily inflated prices in the African nation, with a single bitcoin currently trading for approximately […]

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Bitcoin-Related Jobs Fastest Growing Sector of International Employment

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 23:30

Bitcoin-Related Jobs Fastest Growing Sector of International Employment

Riding a wave of record prices, and the growth in businesses created to service the cryptocurrency ecosystem, Bitcoin as a network and bitcoin as a currency are quickly becoming international job creators. According to popular employment-finding websites, last quarter alone saw a jump in related work offers.  Also read: How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the […]

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EU Government Pegs Blockchain as Beneficiary of €30 Billion Research Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 22:00

EU Government Pegs Blockchain as Beneficiary of €30 Billion Research Fund The European Commission has announced €30 billion on new investments in technology initiatives including those involving blockchain.

Ron Paul: “Government should stay out of” Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 20:02

Ron Paul: “Government should stay out of” Bitcoin

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul recently urged legalization of all competing currencies, crypto and otherwise, during a televised phone interview. He discussed his views on prices going forward, particularly of gold versus the dollar, and warned about government involvement with regard to the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin.   Also read: Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission Forbids Bitcoin Campaign […]

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Australian Central Bank: Regulating Blockchain Protocols 'Unlikely to Be Effective'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 19:05

Australian Central Bank: Regulating Blockchain Protocols 'Unlikely to Be Effective' Cryptocurrencies don't pose "any pressing regulatory issues" for the Australian central bank's policies for payments.

PR: Blockchain Retail Startup Pundi X Raises over Usd 4 Million to Successfully Complete Pre-Sale ICO

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 18:30

PR: Blockchain Retail Startup Pundi X Raises over Usd 4 Million to Successfully Complete Pre-Sale ICO

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Pundi X, a blockchain startup that aims to make cryptocurrencies an enabler of ubiquitous cashless payment environments across South East Asia, has successfully closed its pre-sale ICO with a total of 3,148 ETH, 613 BTC and 250,040 XEM - equivalent to 14,000 ETH or 4 million US Dollars - raised from 615 investors. The full public Initial Coin Offering (ICO) will commence on November 20, 2017.

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More Blockchain Pilots Needed, Says US Treasury Official

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 17:30

More Blockchain Pilots Needed, Says US Treasury Official An official involved with the US Treasury's distributed ledger trial wants to see more government testing around the tech.

Arkansas Sheriff's Office Mines Bitcoin to Fuel Dark Web Investigations

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 16:05

Arkansas Sheriff's Office Mines Bitcoin to Fuel Dark Web Investigations A sheriff's office based in Arkansas is taking a novel approach to its investigations into online crime: mining bitcoin.

Markets Update: Bitcoin Rebounds to Establish New All-Time High

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 15:32

Markets Update: Bitcoin Rebounds to Establish New All-Time High

Bitcoin has established a new all-time high, with prices quickly surging past the $6000 USD resistance area. The sharp 5% move has set a new record high of $6,345 USD at Bitcoinwisdom, and $6,316.9 USD on Bitstamp. At the time of this writing the price is hovering between approximately $6,100 USD and $6,200 USD. Also […]

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Boston Fed VP: DLT Could 'Fundamentally Change' Financial Industry

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 14:30

Boston Fed VP: DLT Could 'Fundamentally Change' Financial Industry Jim Cunha, senior VP of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, has said distributed ledger technology could "fundamentally change" financial services.

The Last Hurdle: Liquidity Alliance Closes in on Distributed Ledger Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 13:45

The Last Hurdle: Liquidity Alliance Closes in on Distributed Ledger Launch A group of central securities depositories is ready to launch a blockchain, but there's still one last hurdle: a regulatory green light.

Russia Picks Pilot City to Launch Two Cryptocurrency Agencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 13:33

Russia Picks Pilot City to Launch Two Cryptocurrency Agencies

A city in Russia has been selected as a pilot city to launch two cryptocurrency agencies, following mandates by president Vladimir Putin. Seminars will be offered where participants can receive certificates allowing them to engage in crypto professions as well as learn to protect themselves from cyber attacks. Also read: Japan’s Financial Authority Clarifies Stance on […]

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Making Noise: Bitcoin Price Could Push Higher as Global Volumes Grow

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 13:05

Making Noise: Bitcoin Price Could Push Higher as Global Volumes Grow Bitcoin's rally is showing no signs of abating after prices surged to record levels over the weekend.

Making Noise: Bitcoin Price Looks Higher as Global Volumes Grow

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 13:05

Making Noise: Bitcoin Price Looks Higher as Global Volumes Grow Bitcoin's rally is showing no signs of abating after prices surged to record levels over the weekend.

Veteran Observer Tech Reporter Joins CoinDesk Editorial Team

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 12:00

Veteran Observer Tech Reporter Joins CoinDesk Editorial Team CoinDesk has added a valuable new member to its U.S. editorial division – veteran Observer reporter Brady Dale.

Japanese Financial Watchdog Issues Warning over ICO Risks

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 11:00

Japanese Financial Watchdog Issues Warning over ICO Risks Japan's Financial Services Agency has issued a statement warning investors of the risks associated with initial coin offerings or ICOs.

PR: ClearPoll (Poll) Smashes Their Token Sale Hard Cap – Now Listed on HitBTC

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 10:30

PR: ClearPoll (Poll) Smashes Their Token Sale Hard Cap – Now Listed on HitBTC

ClearPoll, the social public opinion poll network using blockchain to secure votes, have completely sold out their token sale a week before it was scheduled to end.

With a circulation of only 7 million POLL, many contributors took advantage of the incredible supply and demand situation on offer. POLL tokens are set to be in high demand due to being required to purchase additional services on their network.

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Russian Bank VEB Turns to Blockchain for E-Procurement Project

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 10:30

Russian Bank VEB Turns to Blockchain for E-Procurement Project Russia's government-owned development bank, VEB, and e-procurement resource platform Roseltorg are teaming up on a new blockchain project.

Proving Ground? Ethereum Gears Up for Show of Force at Devcon Event

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 09:45

Proving Ground? Ethereum Gears Up for Show of Force at Devcon Event With hurdles still to overcome, ethereum is out to prove itself at its annual developer event Devcon3, which kicks off next Wednesday.

Show of Force: Ethereum Gears Up for Devcon3 Developer Conference

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 09:45

Show of Force: Ethereum Gears Up for Devcon3 Developer Conference With hurdles still to overcome, ethereum is out to prove itself at its annual developer event Devcon3, which kicks off next Wednesday.

Sony Seeks Blockchain Patent for User Authentication System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 09:16

Sony Seeks Blockchain Patent for User Authentication System Electronics giant Sony has proposed a two-part blockchain-based multi-factor authentication system in a new patent application.

30% of Bill Miller’s Hedge Fund Is Invested in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 08:13

30% of Bill Miller’s Hedge Fund Is Invested in Bitcoin

Bill Miller, former chairman of Legg Mason Value Trust mutual fund, and current chairman of Miller Value Partners LLC, has revealed that bitcoin holdings comprise approximately 30% of the assets in Miller Value Partner’s MVP 1 hedge fund. Also Read: Wall Street Hedge Funds Rush to Cryptocurrencies, 90 Bitcoin-Like This Year Alone The Share of […]

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BTC to DLT: Why Aren't Banks Giving Blockchain Startups Accounts?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 05:00

BTC to DLT: Why Aren't Banks Giving Blockchain Startups Accounts? A recent report by the FCA recognized that cryptocurrency startups have a hard time getting bank accounts. CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson looks at why.

Michigan Localbitcoins User Charged with Unlicensed Money Transmitting

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 03:30

Michigan Localbitcoins User Charged with Unlicensed Money Transmitting

A regular user of Localbitcoins (a facilitator of exchanging fiat currencies for bitcoin) was formally charged in United States District Court. The Michigan man is accused of violating money transmitting business licensing requirements.   Also read: Localbitcoins Trading Volume Sets New Global All-Time High Localbitcoins User Indicted by Homeland Security Investigations A criminal complaint filed 25 October […]

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Politician Ron Paul: US Government Should 'Stay Out' of Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 30. 03:00

Politician Ron Paul: US Government Should 'Stay Out' of Bitcoin Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul said this week that he supports cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 30. 00:00

How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance

Brian Patrick Eha’s definitive history, How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance (Oneworld, 2017), goes a long way in answering questions on what Bitcoin is, explaining its origins and detailing how this all happened.  Also read: Introduction To “The Satoshi Revolution” – New Book by Wendy McElroy Exclusively on Bitcoin.com […]

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$6,300: Bitcoin Price Hits Record High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 29. 23:26

$6,300: Bitcoin Price Hits Record High The CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index set a new record on Sunday, rising nearly $500 to top $6,300 for the first time in history.

Central Bank of Lebanon Hints at State-Backed Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 22:55

Central Bank of Lebanon Hints at State-Backed Cryptocurrency

H.E. Mr. Riad Salamé, the governor of Lebanon’s central bank, Banque Du Liban (BDL), told a gathering in Beirut the country’s government is examining a possible state-backed cryptocurrency. Mr. Salamé also commented about bitcoin and the future of digital currencies in Lebanon.  Also read: Saudi Central Bank Says Cryptocurrency Industry is “Not Mature Enough” to Warrant Regulation […]

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SEC Details Enforcement Objectives of New Cyber Unit

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 20:30

SEC Details Enforcement Objectives of New Cyber Unit

The co-director of the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC)’s Division of Enforcement, Stephanie Avakian, has outlined the mission and enforcement aims of the regulator’s recently formed Cyber Unit and Retail Strategy Task Force. Speaking at a recent Securities Enforcement Forum, the co-director has detailed the objectives of the new unit, including issues specifically […]

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PR: Waste to Energy Blockchain Company 4New Raises $25 Million Within 8 Days of Presale Launch

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 18:30

PR: Waste to Energy Blockchain Company 4New Raises $25 Million Within 8 Days of Presale Launch

LONDON - 4NEW, the company developing Waste to Energy treatment plants today announced that it has successfully secured a $25 million investment from a leading U.S. private equity fund with over 400 million in assets under management. These funds will be allocated towards the purchase of 4NEW’s first plant site and equipment installation costs. With fundraising efforts primarily focused at institutional investors within the Presale round, 4NEW is observing significant interest and steady mobilization of fiat currencies into cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, with adequate capitalization attained to launch the first site, 4NEW is now opening its remainder of the Presale round to the general public.

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Japan’s Financial Authority Clarifies Stance on Initial Coin Offerings

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 17:35

Japan’s Financial Authority Clarifies Stance on Initial Coin Offerings

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has issued a statement regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs). In addition to risk warnings, the agency detailed how two existing laws may apply to token sales. Also read: Chinese Exchanges Seek Second Chance in Japan and Other More Crypto-Friendly Countries FSA Warns of ICO Risks Japan’s FSA published a statement […]

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Vietnam’s Central Bank Seeks to Ban Bitcoin Activities

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 16:55

Vietnam’s Central Bank Seeks to Ban Bitcoin Activities

The State Bank of Vietnam has developed a legal framework for digital currencies. The bank has submitted its proposals to its government, seeking to ban activities relating to bitcoin including issuance, distribution, and use. Bitcoin users may be subject to criminal prosecution and fined up to 200 million dong. Also read: Japan’s SBI Group Launching Eight […]

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The Basics on FACTS: A New Model for Compliant ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 29. 16:04

The Basics on FACTS: A New Model for Compliant ICOs Must ICOs choose between a non-compliant utility token or a complaint security token that doesn’t work in commerce? Jaron Lukasiewicz proposes a fix.

PR: Dalecoin Team Reward Investors Qualified for the Upcoming Airdrop with Gifts, Release Fascinating Features

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 10:30

PR: Dalecoin Team Reward Investors Qualified for the Upcoming Airdrop with Gifts, Release Fascinating Features

Dalecoin is an Erc20 token built on the Ethereum blockchain, designed to be a payment token with 1 million maximum supply and 400,000 circulating supply. Dalecoin has become the talk of the day, toping the list of the top gainers in the coinmarketcap twice recently. The Dalecoin team has recently released various amazing updates showing continuous progress in the Dalecoin ecosystem such as, listing in over 4 centralized as well as decentralized exchanges, release of swap exchange, alliance and partnership with various other blockchain systems, adding to Blockfolio and various wallets including coinomi wallet.

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UAE-Based Investors Reveal Outlook for Bitcoin Markets

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 09:34

UAE-Based Investors Reveal Outlook for Bitcoin Markets

Gulf News has published an interview it conducted with a number of UAE-based bitcoin investors. The interview reveals insight into the diverse avenues through which the investors entered the bitcoin markets, discusses what risks are perceived to be associated with bitcoin and cryptocurrency investments, and explores the expectations of investors for what bitcoin’s future may […]

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Regs Roundup: UK & Taiwanese Regulators Weigh-in on Bitcoin Laundering, France ponders ICOs

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 04:55

Regs Roundup: UK & Taiwanese Regulators Weigh-in on Bitcoin Laundering, France ponders ICOs

This past week has witnessed several developments in the sphere of cryptocurrency regulations. In recent days, the U.K. government has assessed bitcoin as possessing a “relatively low” money laundering risk, Taiwan’s central bank has stated that bitcoin trading should be incorporated under the purview of existing money laundering laws, and France’s financial regulator has requested […]

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UK & Taiwanese Regulators Weigh-in on Bitcoin Laundering, France ponders ICOs

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 04:55

UK & Taiwanese Regulators Weigh-in on Bitcoin Laundering, France ponders ICOs

This past week has witnessed several developments in the sphere of cryptocurrency regulations. In recent days, the U.K. government has assessed bitcoin as possessing a “relatively low” money laundering risk, Taiwan’s central bank has stated that bitcoin trading should be incorporated under the purview of existing money laundering laws, and France’s financial regulator has requested […]

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Airbitz Major Wallet Overhaul Leads to New Brand, New Company: Edge

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 29. 00:55

Airbitz Major Wallet Overhaul Leads to New Brand, New Company: Edge

Airbitz, a popular bitcoin wallet, announced under an embargoed press release undone as of this writing, it is rebranding itself ‘Edge’. “Airbitz is now Edge,” the release begins before explaining why the San Diego-based company is moving forward in such a manner.  Also read: A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices Airbitz is […]

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Wall Street Hedge Funds Rush to Cryptocurrencies, 90 Bitcoin-Like This Year Alone

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 22:55

Wall Street Hedge Funds Rush to Cryptocurrencies, 90 Bitcoin-Like This Year Alone

Autonomous Next, a leading financial technology (fintech) research provider, disclosed to CNBC how 124 hedge funds are invested in crypto assets such as bitcoin. With over 2 billion USD under management, it appears, despite some well-documented Wall Street naysayers, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency is convincing money managers the time is right to invest. Also […]

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Samsung Builds Bitcoin Mining Rig Using Old Phones

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 20:55

Samsung Builds Bitcoin Mining Rig Using Old Phones

Samsung’s new ‘upcycling’ initiative has seen the company repurpose outdated technology for novel and creative utilities, including the construction of a bitcoin mining rig from out of old smartphones. Also Read: Arras Lives on Bitcoin for a Week and Proves Bitcoin Is Gaining Acceptance The ‘Upcycling’ Program Has Seen the Company Turn 40 Used Galaxy S5s […]

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Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 2: Technology Meets Anarchy. Both Profit (Part 2)

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 19:47

Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 2: Technology Meets Anarchy. Both Profit (Part 2)

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 1: The Trusted Third Party Problem Chapter 2: Monetary Theory by Wendy McElroy Technology Meets Anarchy. Both Profit (Chapter 2, Part 2) Bitcoin is the catalyst for peaceful anarchy and freedom. It was built as a reaction against corrupt governments and financial institutions. It was not […]

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Where to Trade Bitcoin? Brokerage Apps Move In Amid Market Boom

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 28. 17:28

Where to Trade Bitcoin? Brokerage Apps Move In Amid Market Boom A new wave of investing apps is opening up to bitcoin, aiming to attract an elusive millennial market jaded by the financial crisis.

Bank of America Bullish on Bitcoin ETFs, Anticipates 1.6 Billion USD Market

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 17:25

Bank of America Bullish on Bitcoin ETFs, Anticipates 1.6 Billion USD Market

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) reported how bitcoin has the potential of reaching over one and a half billion dollars as a market for exchanges, suggesting Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), due to its out-front attitude on cryptocurrencies, will be an early winner in such an exchange-traded fund (ETF) environment.  Also read: The Bitcoin […]

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Desperately Seeking Devs: How to Fill Bitcoin's Talent Shortage

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2017. Oct. 28. 15:00

Desperately Seeking Devs: How to Fill Bitcoin's Talent Shortage Jimmy Song explains why there's a shortage of developers in the bitcoin community, why that's a problem and how the industry is addressing it.

South Korea Advances Crypto Bill Targeting Multi-Level and Door-to-Door Sales

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 11:30

South Korea Advances Crypto Bill Targeting Multi-Level and Door-to-Door Sales

South Korea is moving forward with a bill to regulate cryptocurrencies. According to the country’s Ministry of Justice, the bill will primarily focus on cracking down criminal activities including crimes perpetuated through multi-level and door-to-door sales. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble Bill To Focus on Criminal Activities The […]

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PR: Bankera Announces ICO Details for its Blockchain-Era Banking Service

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 11:30

PR: Bankera Announces ICO Details for its Blockchain-Era Banking Service

After raising 25 million Euros during one of the biggest pre-ICO sales to date, Bankera, a blockchain based banking service, has announced it is going to hold its ICO sale on November 27.

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Japan’s SBI Group Launching Eight Crypto Businesses Including Mining

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 07:35

Japan’s SBI Group Launching Eight Crypto Businesses Including Mining

Japanese financial services company SBI Group has revealed its plans to create a “new financial ecosystem based on cryptocurrency.” Eight different crypto-related businesses are being developed simultaneously including mining, hedge fund management, and a derivatives market. Also read: Chinese Exchanges Seek Second Chance in Japan and Other More Crypto-Friendly Countries New Financial Ecosystem Based on Cryptocurrency […]

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Arras Lives on Bitcoin for a Week and Proves Bitcoin Is Gaining Acceptance

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 04:30

Arras Lives on Bitcoin for a Week and Proves Bitcoin Is Gaining Acceptance

Amelie Arras used bitcoin exclusively, no intermediaries, in a payments race to promote an industry conference. Competing against four others who also had their own strict payment methods, including gold, Ms. Arras won, showing the world’s most popular cryptocurrency is gaining acceptance as a medium of exchange.  Also read: One Woman Surviving Solely on Bitcoin Attempts […]

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Worse Than Tulips? Enduring Misconceptions About Crypto Assets

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 28. 02:12

Worse Than Tulips? Enduring Misconceptions About Crypto Assets The authors of a new book explain what mainstream financial pundits still don't grasp about this space – even if the markets are starting to get it.

Worse Than Tulip Mania? Common Misconceptions About Crypto Assets

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 28. 02:12

Worse Than Tulip Mania? Common Misconceptions About Crypto Assets The authors of a new book explain what mainstream financial pundits still don't grasp about this space – even if the markets are starting to get it.

Bitcoin Goes UK Chic, Juliettes Interiors First Luxury Retailer to Accept Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 28. 00:30

Bitcoin Goes UK Chic, Juliettes Interiors First Luxury Retailer to Accept Cryptocurrency

Juliettes Interiors, a London-based luxury retailer in the United Kingdom (UK), announced it will accept the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Juliette Thomas, the company’s founder and Director, forecasts, “I realise we stand alone in our sector at the moment but, within 18 months, I think [bitcoin] will be a part of everyday life.” Also […]

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Michigan Man Charged for Unlawful Bitcoin Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 23:40

Michigan Man Charged for Unlawful Bitcoin Exchange A Michigan man has been charged with running an unlicensed money transmitting business after selling more than $150,000 in bitcoin.

SEC Enforcement Director: ICO Fraud Requires 'Thoughtful Approach'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 21:30

SEC Enforcement Director: ICO Fraud Requires 'Thoughtful Approach' SEC Division of Enforcement co-director Stephanie Avakian said the agency's new cyber unit would look at how blockchain technology and ICOs are used.

Palm Beach Group Reveals $1 Million Bitcoin Giveaway

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 20:30

Palm Beach Group Reveals $1 Million Bitcoin Giveaway

U.S.-based financial research and publishing firm Palm Beach Group has announced that it will be conducting a $1 million bitcoin giveaway in coming days. The giveaway will be conducted as part of a week-long free training event which will be hosted by Palm Beach Group’s Teeka Tiwari from October 26th onward. Also Read: Bitcoin Accessibility From […]

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UBS CEO: Blockchain to Play 'Big Role' in Reshaping Industry

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 20:30

UBS CEO: Blockchain to Play 'Big Role' in Reshaping Industry The CEO is the latest to raise doubts about cryptocurrency, which also banking on blockchain to make his business simpler and easier.

PR: UTRUST Attending Blockchain Conferences in Europe, Asia and North America Ahead of November 2nd ICO

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 19:30

PR: UTRUST Attending Blockchain Conferences in Europe, Asia and North America Ahead of November 2nd ICO

Two weeks ahead of its ICO on November 2nd 2017 (2pm UTC), cryptocurrency payments solution UTRUST has confirmed participation in key blockchain conferences across Europe, North America and Asia. These represent ongoing efforts to raise awareness and build new partnerships as part of UTRUST’s bid to be the world’s leading digital and blockchain payment platform.

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Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Disses Bitcoin at Digital Currency Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 19:30

Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Disses Bitcoin at Digital Currency Launch The central bank of Lebanon is talking openly about digital currency – but it's making clear that bitcoin isn't welcome in the discussion.

Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission Forbids Bitcoin Campaign Donations To Politicians

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 17:30

Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission Forbids Bitcoin Campaign Donations To Politicians

Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission (GEC) enforces campaign financing laws in the state. After a local politician asked the GEC for guidance on the issue last week, its new Executive Director announced that bitcoin is “too secretive” to permit Kansas office holders, potential and incumbent, to accept the world’s most popular cryptocurrency.   Also read: Congressional Candidate Accepts […]

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US Logistics Agency Launches Blockchain Sector Mapping Tool

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 17:30

US Logistics Agency Launches Blockchain Sector Mapping Tool The U.S. government's Emerging Citizen Technology program announced a new open-source Atlas to provide resources on blockchain technology.

Stuck in Limbo? Bitcoin Cash Price Clocks 9-Day High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 16:35

Stuck in Limbo? Bitcoin Cash Price Clocks 9-Day High The recently created cryptocurrency bitcoin cash price caught a fresh bid wave today, reaching a nine-day high of $373.

Cyprus Securities Regulator Trials Blockchain Oversight in OTC Markets

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 15:45

Cyprus Securities Regulator Trials Blockchain Oversight in OTC Markets The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed new details about its efforts to explore blockchain technology.

Can Blockchain Save Us from the Internet's Original Sin?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 15:00

Can Blockchain Save Us from the Internet's Original Sin? The digital behemoths – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple – have too much power over our digital lives. Can blockchain help us take back control?

Coinbase Offers $50,000 Hack the World Bug Bounty

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 14:55

Coinbase Offers $50,000 Hack the World Bug Bounty

Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced it will actively participate in Hackerone’s “Hack the World” project, offering 50,000 USD for a first-place remote code execution. It’s the company’s effort to extend its bug bounty program in hopes of remaining “top-of-[the]-market” with regard to security. Also read: Coinbase Plans to Call the Fork With […]

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Bull Exhaustion? Bitcoin Price Halts Advance Ahead of $6,000

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 13:45

Bull Exhaustion? Bitcoin Price Halts Advance Ahead of $6,000 Bitcoin prices have taken a downturn after the psychological hurdle of $6,000 proved a tough nut to crack.

Chinese Exchanges Seek Second Chance in Japan and Other More Crypto-Friendly Countries

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 12:00

Chinese Exchanges Seek Second Chance in Japan and Other More Crypto-Friendly Countries

Following the crackdown by the Chinese government last month, bitcoin exchanges in China are looking to continue their businesses in cryptocurrency-friendly countries. Nineteen chinese companies are reportedly applying for a license to operate in Japan, while others are considering Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Also read: Japan’s GMO Plans to Sell 7nm Bitcoin Mining Boards […]

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D3 Unveiled: Russian Depository Seeks Big Money Investors for Crypto Tokens

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 12:00

D3 Unveiled: Russian Depository Seeks Big Money Investors for Crypto Tokens Russia's National Settlement Depository has revealed new details about its planned blockchain-based cryptocurrency depository.

D3 Unveiled: Russian Platform Would Turn Legacy CSDs into Crypto Custodians

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 12:00

D3 Unveiled: Russian Platform Would Turn Legacy CSDs into Crypto Custodians Execs at Russia's National Settlement Depository have revealed new details about a planned blockchain-based cryptocurrency depository platform.

PR: Palm Beach Research Group Hosting a Free Cryptocurrency Training and Giving Away $1 Million Dollars in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 11:30

PR: Palm Beach Research Group Hosting a Free Cryptocurrency Training and Giving Away $1 Million Dollars in Bitcoin

DELRAY BEACH, Florida - In the past 12 months, no investment market in the world has grown faster, or produced more explosive gains, than cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin alone has risen over 400% in 2017, but it’s no longer alone. To date, there are over 1,000 emerging cryptocurrencies. And the potential gains are just as explosive. Some may find it difficult to keep up with the trends. That’s why crypto expert Teeka Tiwari is offering a free cryptocurrency training seminar… and a chance to claim some Bitcoin for anyone hoping to better understand this new world.

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Japan's SBI Holdings Reveals Wider Push into Cryptocurrency Industry

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 11:15

Japan's SBI Holdings Reveals Wider Push into Cryptocurrency Industry The financial services division of Japan’s SBI Group has revealed plans to move deeper into the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Japan's SBI Holdings Is Gearing Up to Mine Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 11:15

Japan's SBI Holdings Is Gearing Up to Mine Bitcoin The financial services division of Japan’s SBI Group has revealed plans to move deeper into the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

UK Treasury: Cryptocurrencies Pose Low Terrorist Financing Risk

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 10:01

UK Treasury: Cryptocurrencies Pose Low Terrorist Financing Risk The U.K.Treasury has stated in a report that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin pose "low risk" for terrorist financing and money laundering.

Verisign Explores Blockchain for Domain Security System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 08:30

Verisign Explores Blockchain for Domain Security System Internet services company Verisign may use a blockchain as part of a domain name system services extension project.

National Bank of Kazakhstan Proposes to Restrict the Exchange and Mining of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 07:00

National Bank of Kazakhstan Proposes to Restrict the Exchange and Mining of Cryptocurrencies

The central bank of Kazakhstan has submitted proposals to its government to restrict some cryptocurrency-related activities. However, the bank’s chairman admitted that he does not fully understand what cryptocurrency is. Experts also weighed in on the reality of banning crypto mining in the country. Also read: Central Bank of Singapore Sees No Reason to Regulate Cryptocurrencies […]

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Diverse Team, Diverse Portfolio: Amentum Raising $10 Million Crypto Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 06:30

Diverse Team, Diverse Portfolio: Amentum Raising $10 Million Crypto Fund The Amentum team includes veterans of blockchain startups Purse.io and Chain – but also a private equity investor and a former construction manager.

GMO ICO? Bitcoin-Friendly IT Firm Announces Token Sale

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 05:00

GMO ICO? Bitcoin-Friendly IT Firm Announces Token Sale Japanese IT firm GMO is adding another twist to its ongoing cryptocurrency initiative: a plan for an initial coin offering (ICO).

AMD Share Price Drops Amidst Expectations Mining Hardware Demand Will “Level Off”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 02:30

AMD Share Price Drops Amidst Expectations Mining Hardware Demand Will “Level Off”

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced an estimated gross profit margin of 35% percent for the fourth-quarter of 2017. Although the announcement has revealed a lower profit forecast than anticipated by some analysts, AMD’s share price has seen gains of more than 80 percent over the course of the last 12 months. Also Read: Microchip Powerhouse […]

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AMD Share Price Drops Amid Expectations Mining Hardware Demand Will “Level Off”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 27. 02:30

AMD Share Price Drops Amid Expectations Mining Hardware Demand Will “Level Off”

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced an estimated gross profit margin of 35% percent for the fourth-quarter of 2017. Although the announcement has revealed a lower profit forecast than anticipated by some analysts, AMD’s share price has seen gains of more than 80 percent over the course of the last 12 months. Also Read: Microchip Powerhouse […]

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Kansas Commission: Political Candidates Cannot Accept Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 27. 02:00

Kansas Commission: Political Candidates Cannot Accept Bitcoin The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission issued guidance Wednesday stating that candidates for office cannot accept bitcoin as a contribution.

Multicoin Capital Plans $100 Million Raise for New Blockchain Investment Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 23:00

Multicoin Capital Plans $100 Million Raise for New Blockchain Investment Fund This hedge fund is betting that blockchain can drive the price of middlemen down to zero, raising $100 million to invest in a range of tokens.

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Sets Sail for Unchartered Seas

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 22:43

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Sets Sail for Unchartered Seas

Three days ago, during our last markets update, bitcoin’s price experienced a short-term correction all the way down to the $5,300 territory, on October 25th. Following the dip, the price rebounded the same day back to the $5,700 region and has since then continued sailing towards the $6K mark. Also Read: Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress […]

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Sets Sail for Uncharted Seas

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 22:43

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Sets Sail for Uncharted Seas

Three days ago, during our last markets update, bitcoin’s price experienced a short-term correction all the way down to the $5,300 territory, on October 25th. Following the dip, the price rebounded the same day back to the $5,700 region and has since then continued sailing towards the $6K mark. Also Read: Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress […]

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Turkeychain? Food Giant Cargill Launches Blockchain Tracking Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 21:35

Turkeychain? Food Giant Cargill Launches Blockchain Tracking Pilot American agricultural conglomerate Cargill is testing a blockchain platform to track the provenance of turkey products.

Turkeycoin? Food Giant Cargill Launches Blockchain Tracking Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 21:35

Turkeycoin? Food Giant Cargill Launches Blockchain Tracking Pilot American agricultural conglomerate Cargill is testing a blockchain platform to track the provenance of turkey products.

'Full Steam Ahead' for Segwit2x, Developer Jeff Garzik Says

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 20:40

'Full Steam Ahead' for Segwit2x, Developer Jeff Garzik Says The Segwit2x team is pushing ahead with a bid to change the bitcoin blockchain's rules, according to an email from its lead developer.

'A Real Bubble': Billionaire Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Bitcoin Doubt

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 19:30

'A Real Bubble': Billionaire Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Bitcoin Doubt Billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said bitcoin's price is in a bubble during a question-and-answer session this month.

PR: Jboxcoin, a Blockchain Based, Decentrlized Video Streaming Platform

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 19:30

PR: Jboxcoin, a Blockchain Based, Decentrlized Video Streaming Platform

We are currently in an era where impossibility is no longer a bone of contention for certain people. Only if you believe in your dreams, “JBOXCOIN" is an evidence to that fact! With an aspiration to be among the top ranked coin in the cryptocurrency space, we aspire to achieve these dreams through our unique and gigantic project "JBOX App."

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Segwit2x Developer Says November Hard Fork is Full Steam Ahead

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 18:58

Segwit2x Developer Says November Hard Fork is Full Steam Ahead

The Segwit2x working group has been quiet lately, but now it seems the development wheels are turning once again. On Wednesday, October 25 the lead developer of the Segwit2x (BTC1) working group, Jeff Garzik, addressed the public with a status update. According to Garzik, everything is “still full steam ahead for Segwit2x upgrade” scheduled for […]

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Low Volume Lift? Litecoin Prices Rise But Big Leaps Unlikely

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 18:30

Low Volume Lift? Litecoin Prices Rise But Big Leaps Unlikely The price of litecoin appears to be benefiting from crypto market conditions, but low volumes suggest any larger lift-off might not be in play.

Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Is Like A Reserve Form Of Money

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 18:00

Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Is Like A Reserve Form Of Money Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, believes that critics of bitcoin are "underestimating" the cryptocurrency.

Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Is Like A 'Reserve Form Of Money'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 18:00

Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Is Like A 'Reserve Form Of Money' Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, believes that critics of bitcoin are "underestimating" the cryptocurrency.

French Regulator Launches 'UNICORN' ICO Support Project

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 17:09

French Regulator Launches 'UNICORN' ICO Support Project France's top finance regulator is moving to support early-stage ICOs as it develops new rules around the tech.

European Energy Firms Trial Blockchain Trading Marketplace

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 16:00

European Energy Firms Trial Blockchain Trading Marketplace European energy providers Enel and E.On tested a new blockchain-based trading platform earlier this month.

Tokenized Tor? A16z, DFJ and More Back Private Internet Project Orchid

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 15:00

Tokenized Tor? A16z, DFJ and More Back Private Internet Project Orchid Orchid Labs has attracted big investors to its vision of a more private internet, revealing millions already raised in a private token sale.

A Look at Bitcoin Replay Attacks and Self-Managed UTXO Protection

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 14:30

A Look at Bitcoin Replay Attacks and Self-Managed UTXO Protection

Over the past few weeks, bitcoin proponents have been quarreling online about the lack of replay attack protection for the pending Segwit2x fork scheduled for this November. As time draws closer, a lot of bitcoiners are planning on sitting tight to ride out the storm. However, there are also individuals searching for replay-protected exchanges, wallet […]

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Highs on the Radar? Bitcoin Retakes $5,800 as Prices Edge Up

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 14:20

Highs on the Radar? Bitcoin Retakes $5,800 as Prices Edge Up Bitcoin prices are edging up on Thursday, though a look at the charts suggests a bigger move might be possible.

Pantera Leads $5 Million Investment in Video Steaming Token Pre-Sale

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 13:45

Pantera Leads $5 Million Investment in Video Steaming Token Pre-Sale A group of veteran blockchain VCs is funding a new token aimed at creating a decentralized video file exchange network.

Pantera Leads $5 Million Investment in Video Streaming Token Pre-Sale

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 13:45

Pantera Leads $5 Million Investment in Video Streaming Token Pre-Sale A group of veteran blockchain VCs is funding a new token aimed at creating a decentralized video file exchange network.

Templum Raises $2.7 Million in Bid to Launch Regulated Token Trading System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 13:00

Templum Raises $2.7 Million in Bid to Launch Regulated Token Trading System New York-based blockchain startup Templum has raised $2.7 million in a new seed funding round.

UK Asset Manager Adds Support for Ethereum Exchange-Traded Product

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 12:35

UK Asset Manager Adds Support for Ethereum Exchange-Traded Product UK-based asset manager Hargreaves Lansdown is moving to offer its customers access to two ethereum-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs).

PR: Poly AI – Artificial Intelligence Base on Blockchain Project

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 11:30

PR: Poly AI – Artificial Intelligence Base on Blockchain Project

Artificial Intelligence has changed our lives almost entirely by improving human’s health, safety and… Unlike in movies, there’s no flying robots up in the skies. And while the use of AI must be accepted and solved, their bigger potential, beside others such as safe driving, help children with their learning, open and upgrade people’s lives. In reality, helpful applications of AI in schools, houses and hospitals, have developed massively. Universities create divisions to study AI, and technology companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft spend a lot to find different usages of AI which they suppose important to their future. Furthermore, Hollywood also uses technology to bring pessimistic thoughts of AI to the screenplay.

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Blockchain Journalism Platform Civil Receives $5 Million in Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 11:10

Blockchain Journalism Platform Civil Receives $5 Million in Funding Decentralized journalism marketplace Civil has unveiled $5 million in funding from blockchain development firm ConsenSys.

Singapore Central Bank Chief: No Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 10:00

Singapore Central Bank Chief: No Regulation for Cryptocurrencies The chief of Singapore's central bank has indicated it will not regulate cryptocurrencies, but will stay watchful on the risks posed by the tech.

Did Ethereum ICO? Founder Joe Lubin Gives Uncertain Answer

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 08:00

Did Ethereum ICO? Founder Joe Lubin Gives Uncertain Answer A Quartz event on Tuesday saw a founding developer of the ethereum protocol answer high-level questions about the state of blockchain technology.

Russian Entrepreneur Files for Trademarks on Vodka Brands “Bitcoin” and “Ethereum”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 07:00

Russian Entrepreneur Files for Trademarks on Vodka Brands “Bitcoin” and “Ethereum”

Russian native and entrepreneur Dmitry Troitsky has plans on creating a product line of vodka named after some popular cryptocurrencies. Troitsky has filed for trademark patents in order to develop three distinct vodka brands called “Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic.” Also read: Bitcoin Accessibility From a Blind Person’s Perspective Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic Vodka The […]

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CDC to Trial Blockchain With IBM in Bid to Manage Medical Data

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 07:00

CDC to Trial Blockchain With IBM in Bid to Manage Medical Data The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly teaming up with IBM to test blockchain.

What's the Price of Bitcoin Gold? Crypto Traders Still Aren't Sure

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 26. 04:31

What's the Price of Bitcoin Gold? Crypto Traders Still Aren't Sure Bitcoin gold's price has volatile day as crypto investors attempt to find a stable price for the coin that's yet to be released publicly.

Central Bank of Singapore Sees No Reason to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 04:30

Central Bank of Singapore Sees No Reason to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Singapore has no plans to regulate cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, according to the head of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. However, some laws are being formalized that could apply to some cryptocurrency activities and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Also read: Putin Mandates Crypto and ICO Regulation Be Finalized by July 2018 No Plans to Regulate Bitcoin […]

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Distributed Denial of Service Attack Greets Forked Bitcoin Gold on First Day

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 26. 01:00

Distributed Denial of Service Attack Greets Forked Bitcoin Gold on First Day

Only hours into its first day live, Bitcoin Gold’s Twitter account announced it had been hit with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), forcing its website down for nearly four hours. Also read: Major DDoS Attacks Hit Bitcoin.com Bitcoin Gold Site Suffers 10 Million Hits Per Minute Bitcoin block height 491,407 was reached 23 October, […]

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RAND Report: Timing Essential for Blockchain Standards

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 23:58

RAND Report: Timing Essential for Blockchain Standards The European wing of the RAND Corporation, a US think tank, has argued for a slow-and-steady process for developing possible blockchain standards.

Japan’s GMO Plans to Sell 7nm Bitcoin Mining Boards Using Token Sale

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 23:00

Japan’s GMO Plans to Sell 7nm Bitcoin Mining Boards Using Token Sale

Japanese internet giant GMO has announced a plan to sell its “next-generation mining boards,” equipped with 7nm ASIC chips through an initial coin offering (ICO) next year. Also read: GMO to Invest 10 Billion Yen in Its Own 7nm, 5nm, and 3.5nm Dedicated Bitcoin Chips GMO Planning ICO Japanese conglomerate GMO Internet announced on Wednesday that […]

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China Renaissance CEO: Blockchain More Important Than Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 22:45

China Renaissance CEO: Blockchain More Important Than Bitcoin The head of a Chinese investment bank says he believes bitcoin's underlying technology is more important than the cryptocurrency itself.

AMD Sees Long-Term 'Leveling Off' in Cryptocurrency Mining Demand

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 21:10

AMD Sees Long-Term 'Leveling Off' in Cryptocurrency Mining Demand Cryptocurrency mining continues to push AMD's revenue higher, but the graphics card manufacturer's CEO believes that could level off soon.

AMD CEO Sees 'Leveling Off' in Cryptocurrency Mining Demand

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 21:10

AMD CEO Sees 'Leveling Off' in Cryptocurrency Mining Demand Cryptocurrency mining continues to push AMD's revenue higher, but the graphics card manufacturer's CEO believes that could level off soon.

Bitcoin Is a Commodity Not a Currency, Says South Korean Central Bank Chief

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 19:30

Bitcoin Is a Commodity Not a Currency, Says South Korean Central Bank Chief The head of South Korea's central bank has ruled out classifying bitcoin as a currency, according to a new report.

PR: Smartlands – the Platform for Agriculture to Be the First ICO on Stellar

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 19:30

PR: Smartlands – the Platform for Agriculture to Be the First ICO on Stellar

Smartlands is both pleased and excited to announce that its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) will be first hosted on the Stellar network on November 2nd, 2017. This development marks the beginning of a new era for cryptocurrencies. It demonstrates the alignment of interests made possible by blockchain technology.

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Coinbase Plans to Call the Fork With the Most Accumulated Difficulty “Bitcoin”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 18:42

Coinbase Plans to Call the Fork With the Most Accumulated Difficulty “Bitcoin”

On October 23, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the exchange Coinbase revealing its plans to name the pending fork tokens, if the Bitcoin blockchain happens to fork again this November. After the company’s first announcement, the following day the Coinbase director of communications, David Farmer, wrote a clarification concerning how the firm will choose each chain’s name. […]

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City of Tokyo Announces Blockchain Startup Accelerator

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 18:30

City of Tokyo Announces Blockchain Startup Accelerator The government of Tokyo is organizing a new blockchain-focused startup along with Japanese think tank NRI.

Swedish Company Cryex that Tried to Build Blockchains for Banks is Being Bought Out

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 17:51

Swedish Company Cryex that Tried to Build Blockchains for Banks is Being Bought Out

Cryex, a company that intended to build blockchains for banks, is being sold off for bottom dollar. The business started to face difficult economic times, according to a news piece published today in Swedish media. The Swedish-based bitcoin exchange Safello are buying in exchange for shares, no cash involved, according to reports. Cryex originally burst into […]

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Room for More? Bitcoin Cash Defends Price Amid Competition

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 17:30

Room for More? Bitcoin Cash Defends Price Amid Competition The markets appear to be showing appetite for multiple forked versions of bitcoin, or so the bitcoin cash price would suggest.

Room for More? Bitcoin Cash Defends $300 Amid Competition

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 17:30

Room for More? Bitcoin Cash Defends $300 Amid Competition The markets appear to be showing appetite for multiple forked versions of bitcoin, or so the bitcoin cash price would suggest.

South Korea's Kakao App Maker Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 17:00

South Korea's Kakao App Maker Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange South Korean fintech firm Dunamu has launched open beta services for its new cryptocurrency exchange platform Upbit.

App Maker Kakao Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 17:00

App Maker Kakao Is Launching a Cryptocurrency Exchange South Korean fintech firm Dunamu has launched open beta services for its new cryptocurrency exchange platform Upbit.

South Korean App Maker Kakao Is Launching a Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 17:00

South Korean App Maker Kakao Is Launching a Crypto Exchange South Korean fintech firm Dunamu has launched open beta services for its new cryptocurrency exchange platform Upbit.

App Maker Kakao Begins Beta Testing New Cryptocurrency Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 17:00

App Maker Kakao Begins Beta Testing New Cryptocurrency Exchange South Korean fintech firm Dunamu has launched open beta services for its new cryptocurrency exchange platform Upbit.

Bitcoin Accessibility From a Blind Person’s Perspective

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 17:00

Bitcoin Accessibility From a Blind Person’s Perspective

Last week a fundraiser was started in order to get Satoshi Nakamoto’s original bitcoin white paper written in Braille for blind people. Thanks to the generosity of many bitcoin proponents, the project’s funding was successfully completed, and the paper will soon be made available to the general public. Also read: UK’s Tickmill Adds Bitcoin to its […]

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Hong Kong, Singapore to Collaborate on DLT Trade Finance Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 15:15

Hong Kong, Singapore to Collaborate on DLT Trade Finance Platform Hong Kong's banking authority has announced a new collaboration with Singapore aimed to digitize trade finance with distributed ledger technology.

Back Above $5,500: Bitcoin Shrugs Off Fork with Price Rebound

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 14:30

Back Above $5,500: Bitcoin Shrugs Off Fork with Price Rebound The price of bitcoin is trending up after a fork yesterday – but where is it headed?

SPECTRE Creators Seek VC Backing for Blockchain-Free Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 14:00

SPECTRE Creators Seek VC Backing for Blockchain-Free Cryptocurrency A veteran researcher behind two influential papers in the emerging field of crypto-economics is gearing up to launch a new cryptocurrency.

NYU's 'Dean of Valuations' Says Bitcoin Is a Currency, Not an Asset

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2017. Oct. 25. 13:00

NYU's 'Dean of Valuations' Says Bitcoin Is a Currency, Not an Asset Aswath Damodaran, a professor of finance at the NYU's Stern School of Business, has spelled out why he believes bitcoin is a currency, not an asset.

South Africa’s Bidorbuy Sees Six Fold Increase with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 13:00

South Africa’s Bidorbuy Sees Six Fold Increase with Bitcoin

With run-ups in bitcoin’s price setting record highs this year, South Africa’s business sector is beginning to come online, growing the nation’s bitcoin ecosystem. Bidorbuy, South Africa’s version of Ebay, was a relatively early company into the space, beginning in Spring of last year. Since then, the company reports sales are steadily growing after a […]

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South Africa’s Bidorbuy Sees Sixfold Increase with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 13:00

South Africa’s Bidorbuy Sees Sixfold Increase with Bitcoin

With run-ups in bitcoin’s price setting record highs this year, South Africa’s business sector is beginning to come online, growing the nation’s bitcoin ecosystem. Bidorbuy, South Africa’s version of Ebay, was a relatively early company into the space, beginning in Spring of last year. Since then, the company reports sales are steadily growing after a […]

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Putin Mandates Cryptocurrency and ICO Regulation Be Finalized by July 2018

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 12:00

Putin Mandates Cryptocurrency and ICO Regulation Be Finalized by July 2018

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has issued orders pertaining to the regulation of cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICO), and cryptocurrency mining. He wants changes made to the Russian legislation to regulate cryptocurrencies and tokens. Mining operations will also be registered and taxed. The prime minister and the central bank governor will be responsible for completing the […]

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Putin Mandates Crypto and ICO Regulation Be Finalized by July 2018

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 12:00

Putin Mandates Crypto and ICO Regulation Be Finalized by July 2018

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has issued orders pertaining to the regulation of cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICO), and cryptocurrency mining. He wants changes made to the Russian legislation to regulate cryptocurrencies and tokens. Mining operations will also be registered and taxed. The prime minister and the central bank governor will be responsible for completing the […]

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Making 'Boring' Bonds Sexy: NSD Attracts Interest with Hyperledger Test

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 12:00

Making 'Boring' Bonds Sexy: NSD Attracts Interest with Hyperledger Test Russia's National Security Depository is seeing an unexpected benefit of blockchain that could turn into a new source of revenue: publicity.

Making Boring Sexy: NSD Sees Booming Interest for Blockchain Bonds

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 12:00

Making Boring Sexy: NSD Sees Booming Interest for Blockchain Bonds Russia's National Security Depository is seeing an unexpected benefit of blockchain that could turn into a new source of revenue: publicity.

PR: BMCHAIN Social Media Blockchain the First Token Secured with Applied Business Knowledge

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 11:30

PR: BMCHAIN Social Media Blockchain the First Token Secured with Applied Business Knowledge

After the successful completion of the BMCHAIN platform ICO, during which $1,564,897 have been collected, Business Molodost company, being actively involved in the launch and development of the project, announced the start of their own business courses sales for BMT tokens with a discount of up to 50%.

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Fraudsters Post Fake Poloniex Crypto Trading Apps to Google Store

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 11:00

Fraudsters Post Fake Poloniex Crypto Trading Apps to Google Store Security researchers have discovered several fraudulent apps on the Google Play store purportedly tied to the Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange.

Fraudsters Post Fake Poloniex Cryptocurrency Trading Apps to Google Store

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 11:00

Fraudsters Post Fake Poloniex Cryptocurrency Trading Apps to Google Store Security researchers have discovered several fraudulent apps on the Google Play store purportedly tied to the Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange.

Bank of Korea Criticized, Does Not Recognize Bitcoin as Currency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 10:30

Bank of Korea Criticized, Does Not Recognize Bitcoin as Currency

A parliamentary audit of the Bank of Korea revealed that it has done “poor” research on digital currencies including bitcoin and ether. The central bank’s governor told lawmakers that digital currency is not currency and promised to conduct more research on this topic. Also read: South Korea to Step Up Supervision of Bitcoin Trading After IMF […]

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Ontario Securities Regulator Approves TokenFunder ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 10:00

Ontario Securities Regulator Approves TokenFunder ICO The Ontario Securities Commission is allowing startup Token Funder to launch a regulated initial coin offering (ICO) next month.

Early Bitcoin Adopter Jeff Garzik Goes The ICO/Altcoin Route

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 09:08

Early Bitcoin Adopter Jeff Garzik Goes The ICO/Altcoin Route

On Tuesday Jeff Garzik’s company Bloq announced what the company claims is a groundbreaking advance. The “world’s first cross-blockchain cryptocurrency,” Metronome (MTN), is “expected to launch in early December 2017,” a press release announced. Also read: Jeff Garzik Asks Community if Asicboost Optimization Should be Disabled Jeff Garzik’s December Gamble It’s the “cross-blockchain” phrasing that has […]

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The 'Wolf of Wall Street' Thinks ICOs Are a Scam

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 08:00

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' Thinks ICOs Are a Scam Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are the "biggest scam ever," according to Jordan Belfort, better known as the "Wolf of Wall Street."

DEA Report: Bitcoin Used for Trade-Based Money Laundering

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 06:00

DEA Report: Bitcoin Used for Trade-Based Money Laundering The Drug Enforcement Agency said bitcoin is helping criminal organizations launder money to China in its latest threat assessment report.

FCA Accuses Banks of Anti-Competitive Practices Towards DLT Start-Ups

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 04:30

FCA Accuses Banks of Anti-Competitive Practices Towards DLT Start-Ups

The UK financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has accused financial institutions of withholding financial services from distributed ledger technology (DLT) start-ups on a wholesale basis. The assessments have been published in a report examining the outcome of the nation’s ‘regulatory sandbox’ one year after its launch. Also Read: Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial […]

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Tezos Founders on ICO Controversy: 'This Will Blow Over'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 25. 03:47

Tezos Founders on ICO Controversy: 'This Will Blow Over' In their first public appearance since Tezos' governance issues made headlines, Kathleen and Arthur Breitman projected confidence in the ICO project.

Ledger Bitcoin Wallet Partners With Tech Giant Intel

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 25. 01:30

Ledger Bitcoin Wallet Partners With Tech Giant Intel

The Paris-based cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturing company, Ledger, has announced a recent partnership with the giant multinational technology firm Intel. The joint initiative aims to tether Ledger’s unique operating system, ‘BOLOS’ and Intel’s ‘Software Extension Guard’ (SGX). Also read: SPV Wallet Bread Lets Users Decide During the Segwit2x Hard Fork Ledger’s BOLOS and Intel’s SGX Solution […]

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Saudi Central Bank Says Cryptocurrency Industry is “Not Mature Enough” to Warrant Regulation

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 23:00

Saudi Central Bank Says Cryptocurrency Industry is “Not Mature Enough” to Warrant Regulation

In an interview with CNBC on Monday, Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh, senior adviser at Saudi Arabia’s central bank, stated that the regulator does not believe the cryptocurrency has matured enough to warrant regulation at this point in time. Mr. Al-Sheikh also stated that the central bank will wait and observe before delivering a determination regarding its regulatory position […]

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Overstock's TØ is Launching an Initial Coin Offering Next Month

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 22:59

Overstock's TØ is Launching an Initial Coin Offering Next Month Overstock.com subsidiary tØ has formally announced an initial coin offering (ICO), set to begin next month.

Wirex and SBI Holdings Partner Up, Prep to Launch Bitcoin Card in Japan

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 22:00

Wirex and SBI Holdings Partner Up, Prep to Launch Bitcoin Card in Japan

London crypto-payments company Wirex just partnered with Japanese-based SBI Holdings. Their goal is to produce a bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment card for Japanese customers. The partnership is geared to create more mass adoption for cryptocurrencies and break Wirex into the mainstream limelight.  Also read: Venezuelans Risk “Energy Theft” Arrest and Police Extortion Mining Bitcoin Wirex also […]

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UAE Central Bank Governor: Bitcoin 'Easily Used' for Money Laundering

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 20:10

UAE Central Bank Governor: Bitcoin 'Easily Used' for Money Laundering UAE Central Bank Governor Mubarak Rashed Al Mansouri issued critical remarks about bitcoin during an event this week.

PR: Meet the New Generation of Online Advertising with Socialmedia.Market

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 19:30

PR: Meet the New Generation of Online Advertising with Socialmedia.Market

SocialMedia.Market - the first blockchain platform for influencer marketing announces launch of its ICO campaign. The public token sale will commence on November 16th, 2017. The presale will be opened in 14 days prior to the first phase.

In a world of non-effective advertisements which frustrate users, companies find it's difficult to convey their message and gain the right brand exposure.Traditional advertising efforts are decline in every aspect. There is so much noise that consumers have massively shut down and turned out commercials using ad blocking solutions. However, in recent researches, people clearly state that online recommendations from someone within their social media circles can highly influence a buying decision. This is more impactful than any other traditional advertising method.

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Malta Proposes Rules for Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 19:00

Malta Proposes Rules for Cryptocurrency Investment Funds Malta's government has proposed new rules for investment funds that plan to invest in cryptocurrencies.

BitGo to Use Civic ID Service for Royal Mint's Digital Gold Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 18:00

BitGo to Use Civic ID Service for Royal Mint's Digital Gold Trial Blockchain startup Civic is to provide identity verifying services for wallets used to store the U.K. Royal Mint's gold-backed cryptocurrency.

Lawsky: ICO Fever Could Bring Cryptocurrency Backlash

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 17:00

Lawsky: ICO Fever Could Bring Cryptocurrency Backlash Benjamin Lawsky, the former regulator behind New York's BitLicense, warned that recent ICO excesses could bring a hammer down on the entire industry.

Life After China’s Exchange Ban – an Interview with Hong Kong-based Binance CEO Zhao

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 17:00

Life After China’s Exchange Ban – an Interview with Hong Kong-based Binance CEO Zhao

Changpeng Zhao (CZ), CEO of Binance and former CTO/Cofounder of Okcoin sat down with news.Bitcoin.com to talk about dealings with regulatory bodies in China, his advice for retail investors when choosing an exchange and the future of centralized and decentralized crypto exchanges. Also read: Bitfinex Drops US Customers Changpeng Zhao is known for developing Binance, a rapidly […]

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Vladimir Putin Mandates New Rules for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 16:15

Vladimir Putin Mandates New Rules for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued 5 new decrees related to cryptocurrency, including planned rules around ICOs.

Bitcoin Price Falls to 5-Day Low Following Fork Currency Creation

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 15:45

Bitcoin Price Falls to 5-Day Low Following Fork Currency Creation Bitcoin prices fell following the creation of an alternative based on its blockchain, and expectations for how it would impact markets.

Bitcoin Gold Website Down Following DDoS Attack

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 15:00

Bitcoin Gold Website Down Following DDoS Attack A website that serves as a central hub for a newly created cryptocurrency project went down today shortly after a successful, scheduled launch.

Venezuelans Risk “Energy Theft” Arrest and Police Extortion Mining Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 14:30

Venezuelans Risk “Energy Theft” Arrest and Police Extortion Mining Bitcoin

Agence-France Presse (AFP) reports Venezuelans hard-hit by hyperinflation are still apt to mine the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, even though they’re subject to immediate arrest for energy theft, or even extortion, by police.  Also read: Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining Continues Despite Government Crackdown Venezuelans’ Harsh Reality Venezuela’s national currency, the bolivar, has all but crashed. A petro-money […]

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Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium Adds Bosch, Wipro and More as New Members

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 14:00

Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium Adds Bosch, Wipro and More as New Members Hyperledger blockchain consortium has added five new members to its roster of over 170 organizations, including Bosch and Wipro.

Bitcoin Businesses Refused Accounts as UK Banks Consolidate Power

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 12:00

Bitcoin Businesses Refused Accounts as UK Banks Consolidate Power

The UK boasts about its relative European dominance in the financial technology (fintech) sector, but its own banks are making life difficult for the country’s  bitcoin-related businesses and services. Also read: UK’s Tickmill Adds Bitcoin to its Forex Platform UK Bitcoin Businesses Forced to Open Accounts in Bulgaria, Poland, and Possibly Toronto Banking Editor Martin Arnold […]

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Perks of a Follower? HKEX Seeks Second-Mover Advantage on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 12:00

Perks of a Follower? HKEX Seeks Second-Mover Advantage on Blockchain The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is comfortable watching and learning from the sidelines while other securities' exchanges adopt blockchain.

PR: Appian Decentralized Application Creator- the Secret to Making Big Money with Crypto

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 11:30

PR: Appian Decentralized Application Creator- the Secret to Making Big Money with Crypto

From stories of 10,000 Bitcoin pizzas, to people buying Lambos with Bitcoin: have you wondered how crypto millionaires ever got so rich?

It’s because they bought in at low prices before everyone found out about it. Back in 2012, Bitcoin was worth only $10. At the time of writing this it was around $6100. That’s a 600x return on your money. If you only put in $1000, that would be worth over $600k today. A small initial sum could have made you millions in the long run. These cryptos are quite expensive now, and investors don’t expect 600x returns anymore on the major cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Blockchain Startup Chain Launches Balance Management Cloud Service

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 11:00

Blockchain Startup Chain Launches Balance Management Cloud Service Blockchain startup Chain is launching a new cloud-based Software as a Service product for managing balances in financial and commerce applications.

Coinbase, Gatecoin and BTC.com Reveal Segwit2x Splitting Plans

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 10:00

Coinbase, Gatecoin and BTC.com Reveal Segwit2x Splitting Plans

A hard fork to increase the block size is planned for the bitcoin network on or around November 16, 2017, at block height 494784, to fulfill the latter half of the so called New York Agreement. With roughly 23 days left until the change and many counter-arguments strewn across the net, many bitcoin-based businesses are […]

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HHS Architect Talks Blockchain's Potential Role in Healthcare Administration

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 10:00

HHS Architect Talks Blockchain's Potential Role in Healthcare Administration Health and Human Services IT architect Debbie Bucci has spoken on how blockchain could be applied to Medicare and other public-sector functions.

Intel Partners With Ledger to Integrate Bitcoin Wallet Software and SGX Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 08:00

Intel Partners With Ledger to Integrate Bitcoin Wallet Software and SGX Tech Blockchain wallet hardware startup Ledger has announced a new partnership with tech giant Intel.

Financial Tycoons and Celebrities Weigh in on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 07:00

Financial Tycoons and Celebrities Weigh in on Bitcoin

Financial luminaries and celebrity types are talking about the bitcoin phenomenon quite a bit these days. While some of them are optimistic but hesitant, others believe the decentralized currency is a better system than gold or fiat. Also Read: Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress of Solitude for Bitcoins Mark Cuban’s Guide to Getting Rich Includes a […]

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Overstock to Release Blockchain Product to Curb Naked Short Sales

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 06:05

Overstock to Release Blockchain Product to Curb Naked Short Sales Overstock.com will soon release software designed to help alleviate the very problem that got its founder involved in blockchain in the first place.

Jeff Garzik Startup Bloq to Launch New Cryptocurrency in Token Sale

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 05:33

Jeff Garzik Startup Bloq to Launch New Cryptocurrency in Token Sale The figure at the center of bitcoin's scaling debate is launching a new cryptocurrency, one he hopes will quell longstanding issues with public blockchains.

Jeff Garzik Startup Bloq to Launch Cross-Blockchain Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 05:33

Jeff Garzik Startup Bloq to Launch Cross-Blockchain Cryptocurrency The figure at the center of bitcoin's scaling debate is launching a new cryptocurrency, one he hopes will quell longstanding issues with public blockchains.

Bitcoin Gold Initiates Hard Fork Split to Create New Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 03:42

Bitcoin Gold Initiates Hard Fork Split to Create New Cryptocurrency A cryptocurrency project seeking to chart a new course for bitcoin has officially launched, though the project is not yet live.

Indonesian Bitcoin Payment Processors Shut Down, Exchanges Unaffected

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 24. 01:30

Indonesian Bitcoin Payment Processors Shut Down, Exchanges Unaffected

Reports indicate that Indonesian bitcoin payment platforms Toko Bitcoin and Bitbayer have ceased operations in response to recent announcements that the Bank of Indonesia will not recognize bitcoin as a means of payment. Although the position of Indonesia’s central bank renders the business model of cryptocurrency payment processors unviable, Indonesian bitcoin exchanges are continuing to […]

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Bitcoin Gold: What to Know About the Blockchain's Next Split

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 24. 00:20

Bitcoin Gold: What to Know About the Blockchain's Next Split What is bitcoin gold? A new cryptocurrency project expects to launch today. Here's what it is and why it matters.

Saudi Prince Al-Waleed: Bitcoin Is 'Going to Implode'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 22:35

Saudi Prince Al-Waleed: Bitcoin Is 'Going to Implode' A senior member of the Saudi royal family struck a critical tone about bitcoin during a media appearance today.

DRW and Other Firms Embrace High-Frequency Bitcoin Trading

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 22:30

DRW and Other Firms Embrace High-Frequency Bitcoin Trading

A large Chicago-based proprietary stock trading firm, DRW, has embraced bitcoin trading over stock trading. DRW has pivoted in accordance with shifting trends in the economy and in the fintech sector. Traditional stocks do not move like cryptocurrencies, and the higher volatility of bitcoin markets means larger gains. Other companies have also dove into the […]

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Canada Court Holds ICO Organizer in Contempt

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 20:47

Canada Court Holds ICO Organizer in Contempt A Canadian court ruled against the organizer of an ICO after it was alleged that they repeatedly violated orders to cease soliciting investors.

Ether Price Hits One-Month Low Below $280

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 20:00

Ether Price Hits One-Month Low Below $280 The price of ether hit its lowest point in one month on Monday, falling to $275 despite strong gains observed elsewhere in the cryptocurrency market.

PR: Hedge Token Platform Launched Its Flagship Cryptocurrency Index Named ‘Buchman Crypto 30 Index’ for Effective Crypto Trading & Investments Content

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 19:30

PR: Hedge Token Platform Launched Its Flagship Cryptocurrency Index Named ‘Buchman Crypto 30 Index’ for Effective Crypto Trading & Investments Content

Crypto Market Overview Cryptocurrencies are not uncommon thing these days. Most of the institutional as well as individual traders and investors holds a significant percentage of cryptocurrencies in their investment portfolios. The reason being high potential and profitability of cryptocurrencies in short term as well as in long term. If you look at crypto market capitalization, then you would certainly get an idea of the wide spread popularity of cryptocurrencies across the whole World.

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Drops a Touch After Reaching New Highs

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 19:12

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Drops a Touch After Reaching New Highs

Bitcoin markets experienced a bit of a pullback on October 23 as prices dipped roughly 3 percent after reaching new highs this past weekend. At the moment the price per bitcoin is coasting along just above the $5,830 range after dropping to a low of $5,620. Also Read: Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress of Solitude for […]

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Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn Raises $31 Million in E-Sports Token Sale

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 18:15

Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn Raises $31 Million in E-Sports Token Sale Unikrn, an e-sports betting site, has raised roughly $31 million in an initial coin offering, or ICO.

Upside Ahead? Stellar Rally Fizzles But Lumen Could Regain Luster

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 17:45

Upside Ahead? Stellar Rally Fizzles But Lumen Could Regain Luster The price of Stellar's lumen cryptocurrency has seen ups and downs of late – but gains could be ahead if a key indicator holds.

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Given 16-Month Prison Sentence

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 16:15

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Given 16-Month Prison Sentence Coin.mx operator Yuri Lebedev has been sentenced to 16 months in prison, according to a new report.

Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress of Solitude for Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 15:30

Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress of Solitude for Bitcoins

Many bitcoin investors use hardware devices, paper wallets, and multi-signature solutions to keep their wealth safe from online threats such as hackers and malicious viruses. However, there are more extreme cold storage options for those who have lots of bitcoins, like $100,000 worth of BTC or more. One such process, a method called the Glacier […]

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Foxconn Backs $16 Million Series B for Bitcoin Startup Abra

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 15:00

Foxconn Backs $16 Million Series B for Bitcoin Startup Abra Abra founder Bill Barhydt now envisions that bitcoin micropayments and smart contracts, combined with IoT, can underpin a new type of consumer credit.

Blockchain for Inclusion? Gates Foundation Strikes Tepid Tone at Money2020

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 14:30

Blockchain for Inclusion? Gates Foundation Strikes Tepid Tone at Money2020 While it sees potential for distributed ledgers in supporting its mission, the Gates Foundation also notes limitations to the technology.

Prepping for a Pullback? Bitcoin Price Drops Below $6,000

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 13:45

Prepping for a Pullback? Bitcoin Price Drops Below $6,000 Bitcoin prices are trending down, but is this the sign of a developing trend?

Abu Dhabi Admits 4 Blockchain Startups to Fintech Sandbox

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 13:00

Abu Dhabi Admits 4 Blockchain Startups to Fintech Sandbox The Abu Dhabi Global Market – the city's financial free zone – has admitted a second batch of fintech startups to its Regulatory Laboratory.

American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards Systems

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 12:02

American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards Systems New patent filings from American Express suggest the credit card provider is looking at blockchain as part of a consumer rewards system.

Russia Promises Regulation Will Not Kill ICOs

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 12:00

Russia Promises Regulation Will Not Kill ICOs

Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov promised not to let initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Russia “die” because of regulations last week. Despite bills being prepared to regulate them, President Vladimir Putin has said that ICOs hold “tremendous potential” and should not be obstructed. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – […]

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American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 12:00

American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards System New patent filings from American Express suggest the credit card provider is looking at blockchain as part of a consumer rewards system.

PR: E-Chat Pre-ICO: First Decentralized Messenger with Capabilities of a Multi-Currency Crypto-Wallet

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 11:30

PR: E-Chat Pre-ICO: First Decentralized Messenger with Capabilities of a Multi-Currency Crypto-Wallet

A Hong Kong start-up, developing a decentralized multi task e-Chat messenger, announced the start of pre-ICO!

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R3 Files DLT Patents for 'Dynamic' Record-Keeping System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 11:00

R3 Files DLT Patents for 'Dynamic' Record-Keeping System Consortium startup R3 has filed two patent applications detailing ways to apply distributed ledger tech to agreements between financial institutions.

R3 Files Patents for 'Dynamic' DLT Recordkeeping

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 11:00

R3 Files Patents for 'Dynamic' DLT Recordkeeping Consortium startup R3 has filed two patent applications detailing ways to apply distributed ledger tech to agreements between financial institutions.

Should We Fix Malleability in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash? If so, how? And when?

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 10:30

Should We Fix Malleability in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash? If so, how? And when?

Written by Jonald Fyookball. If you’re a Bitcoiner or crypto-enthusiast, you’ve probably heard this “malleability” issue being discussed and wondered what it’s all about. Maybe you’ve probably heard a bunch of conflicting ideas and opinions about it too. Let’s break it all down. What’s Malleability? There’s different types of malleability, but to make a long […]

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Thinking Big? Bank Blockchains Will Advance By Doing Everything But

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 10:00

Thinking Big? Bank Blockchains Will Advance By Doing Everything But Recently announced bank blockchain projects may be modest in scope, but they are beginning to paint a much larger picture.

Thinking Big? Bank Blockchains Will Advance By Doing Anything But

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 10:00

Thinking Big? Bank Blockchains Will Advance By Doing Anything But Recently announced bank blockchain projects may be modest in scope, but they are beginning to paint a much larger picture.

Plus500 Purportedly Subject to Litigation Over Allegations Of “Rigging” CFD Markets

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 09:00

Plus500 Purportedly Subject to Litigation Over Allegations Of “Rigging” CFD Markets

Online trading platform Plus500 is reported to have become the subject of legal action, owing to accusations that the company has been “rigging” its contracts for difference (CFD) markets. Plus500 offer contracts for CFDs for shares, commodities, forex, and over half a dozen cryptocurrencies. Also Read: With Bitcoin’s Price Above $6000 USD, Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be […]

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UK Regulator: DLT Startups Are Being Denied Banking Services

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 09:00

UK Regulator: DLT Startups Are Being Denied Banking Services The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority found that DLT businesses do not receive loans from banks as much as other companies.

Bitcoin Service Providers Continue to Reveal Plans for Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 04:30

Bitcoin Service Providers Continue to Reveal Plans for Bitcoin Gold

This week bitcoin proponents have been talking about the bitcoin gold fork scheduled for October 25. With just a few days away, bitcoin exchanges and service providers have been detailing their contingency plans on how to best deal with the upcoming distribution of split tokens. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Community Preps Hard Fork Slated for November […]

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South Korea to Step Up Supervision of Bitcoin Trading After IMF Calls for Reform

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 01:00

South Korea to Step Up Supervision of Bitcoin Trading After IMF Calls for Reform

Following a meeting with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), South Korea is pushing for structural reforms which include strengthening the management and supervision of digital currency transactions including bitcoin. Also read: Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans South Korea Pushing for Structural Reforms The IMF has called for greater labor productivity and regulatory […]

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MIT to Issue Diplomas Using Bitcoin Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 22:00

MIT to Issue Diplomas Using Bitcoin Blockchain

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced a pilot program that will issue diplomas to 111 graduates utilizing the bitcoin blockchain. The program is the product of a partnership between the MIT Registrar’s Office and Learning Machine – a Massachusetts-based company specializing in software development. Also Read: MIT Study Shows Exclusivity Encourages Greater Bitcoin Adoption […]

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PR: Aeron Blockchain Flight Safety Startup Announces Agreement to List Aeron ARN Token on HitBTC

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 19:30

PR: Aeron Blockchain Flight Safety Startup Announces Agreement to List Aeron ARN Token on HitBTC

Aeron, the blockchain startup focused on flight safety, announces the agreement to list Aeron’s ARN token on HitBTC, one of the largest global bitcoin trading platforms. Deposits and withdrawals of the ARN token on HitBTC will be enabled in November 2017 with ARN/BTC and ARN/ETH trading pairs.

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Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 17:00

Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences

Criminal hacking is nothing new, but this case has it all: religion, bitcoin, and ransomware. It’s hard to turn away. Unfortunately real people and their lives were impacted, along with the early reputation of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Also read: Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Operator Sentenced to Five and a Half Years in Prison Praise […]

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Bitcoin Hard Forks Mean Tax Complications, IRS Offers Little Help

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 14:30

Bitcoin Hard Forks Mean Tax Complications, IRS Offers Little Help

With three hard forks in less than twelve months a real possibility, many bitcoiners are wondering about their implications. Often left out of the debate are tax consequences. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hasn’t offered much clarity since its announcements in 2014, and even those were of little help. Also read: IRS May Consider Bitcoin Cash […]

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Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 14:00

Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven of Japan’s leading bitcoin exchanges have announced their policies regarding the planned Bitcoin Gold hard fork of the Bitcoin network. The country’s largest exchange, Bitflyer, plans to distribute and trade the new cryptocurrency. Some exchanges will only distribute the coins, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach. Also read: Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard […]

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To the Moon – Or Bust? Questions to Ask When Evaluating ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 22. 13:30

To the Moon – Or Bust? Questions to Ask When Evaluating ICOs Bruce Fenton offers a much needed uniform set of criteria by which investors can analyze ICOs and cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Cash Community Preps Hard Fork Slated for November 13

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 12:30

Bitcoin Cash Community Preps Hard Fork Slated for November 13

Over the past few weeks, the discussion regarding fixing the Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm for the Bitcoin Cash network has been a very hot topic. Now according to sources, the protocol’s developers are in the midst of planning a hard fork slated for November 13, 2017. Also Read: Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List Several […]

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PR: Quicker, Safer, Cheaper: What Exactly Does Universa Blockchain Present?

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 11:30

PR: Quicker, Safer, Cheaper: What Exactly Does Universa Blockchain Present?

Universa Blockchain introduces an innovative technology, the technical details of which need to be explained, like mostly when it comes to brilliant ideas. Sergey Chernov, the technical director of Universa, answers the questions about Universa Blockchain.

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Dilbert Comic Strips Lampoon Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 22. 11:10

Dilbert Comic Strips Lampoon Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings Initial coin offerings – the blockchain funding use case – are the latest subject of the long-running "Dilbert" comic strip.

Dilbert Comics Mock Blockchain Mania

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 22. 11:10

Dilbert Comics Mock Blockchain Mania Initial coin offerings – the blockchain funding use case – are the latest subject of the long-running "Dilbert" comic strip.

Former Yunbi COO Shares His Outlook for Bitcoin Markets After China’s Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 07:00

Former Yunbi COO Shares His Outlook for Bitcoin Markets After China’s Crackdown

Lao Mao, the former chief of operations for the Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Yunbi, has posted a statement outlining his outlook for bitcoin’s future both in China and globally moving forward from China’s crackdown. Also Read: Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties Lao Mao States That China’s Recent Regulatory Maelstrom Will “Only Leave a Small Mark” […]

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With Bitcoin’s Price Above $6000 USD, Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 04:30

With Bitcoin’s Price Above $6000 USD, Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List

Bitcoin’s recent spike above $6000 USD has elevated the estimated value of Satoshi Nakamoto’s holdings to more than $6 billion USD, qualifying the anonymous creator of bitcoin for Forbes’ list of richest individuals. At current bitcoin prices, Satoshi Nakamoto’s estimated 1,000,000 bitcoins would place bitcoin’s founder at number 237 on Forbes’ list. Also Read: Ross Ulbricht’s […]

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Algorithmic Trading Platform Quantconnect Extends Reach to Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 01:00

Algorithmic Trading Platform Quantconnect Extends Reach to Cryptocurrencies

The GDAX exchange, owned and operated by the firm Coinbase has just announced integration with the popular algorithmic trading platform Quantconnect. Now cryptocurrency traders can utilize Quantconnect’s trading algorithm interface to execute a swathe of exchange strategies. Also read: An Introduction to Bitcoin Trading and Technical Charts Identify, Backtest and Research New Quants With GDAX and […]

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Survey Respondents Say Bitcoin to Reach $10,000

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 21:30

Survey Respondents Say Bitcoin to Reach $10,000

What a difference just a few months make. Once viewed as a plaything for cryptoanarchists and cypherpunks now has become the talk of professional investment communities and media. As of this writing, bitcoin (BTC) has touched 6,000 USD in price. A recent survey suggests $10,000 per BTC is not out of the question.  Also read: The […]

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Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 20:00

Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week

Federally regulated exchange and clearinghouse, Ledgerx, is now live. Within its first week of a soft launch testing period, it has already traded over $1 million in bitcoin swaps and options. Also read: CFTC Approves First Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange and Clearinghouse Ledgerx is Live! Bitcoin derivatives trading platform and clearinghouse, Ledgerx, announced on Friday that […]

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PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 19:30

PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly

TripAlly is a unique platform for travelers, with a principal aim of making your journey smooth and hassle-free. TripAlly addresses the major pain points of the travel industry: Internet Connectivity, Currency Exchange, Transportation and Entertainment.

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Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 17:30

Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans

Two South Korean bitcoin exchanges, Coinone and Coinnest, have announced their policies regarding the upcoming hard forks of the Bitcoin network. The Segwit2x hard fork is planned for November and the Bitcoin Gold hard fork is scheduled for October 25. Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough Coinone’s Policies South Korea’s […]

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Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (Part 4)

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 17:00

Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (Part 4)

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 1: The Trusted Third Party Problem Chapter 2: Monetary Theory by Wendy McElroy Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (part 4) “Historically, money was one of the first things controlled by government, and the free-market ‘revolution’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries made very little dent […]

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Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 15:30

Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining

The world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has attributed its high performance for the third quarter of 2017 to surging demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware. Also Read: Research Shows Half a Billion People Are Mining Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing It Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Saw an Increase in Revenue by 17.9% During […]

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National Economics, Gambling and Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Storm?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 13:40

National Economics, Gambling and Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Storm? Two small islands are showing us how blockchain-friendly legislation can help encourage development that could affect the whole industry.

Macroeconomics, Gambling and Crypto: A Perfect Storm?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 13:40

Macroeconomics, Gambling and Crypto: A Perfect Storm? Two small islands are showing us how blockchain-friendly legislation can help encourage development that could affect the whole industry.

Russia’s Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 13:30

Russia’s Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency

As the work on Russia’s national cryptocurrency is underway, the city of Moscow is discussing issuing its own cryptocurrency, the Moscowcoin. This will be possible after the legal framework of cryptocurrencies is established for the whole federation, city officials explained. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble Moscowcoin Discussion […]

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PR: Cointal, the First Multi-Cryptocurrency Peer-To-Peer Marketplace, Has Launched

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 11:30

PR: Cointal, the First Multi-Cryptocurrency Peer-To-Peer Marketplace, Has Launched

The one website you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Cointal launched their platform some few hours ago, and it looks as promising as they said it to be. Now, we’re only a few clicks away from being able to post offers for buying or selling Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin with any payment method we could use.

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Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become New Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 10:15

Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become New Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate As bitcoin heads toward a controversial fork this November, debate is breaking out about how wallet users – and their money – might be impacted.

Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 10:15

Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate As bitcoin heads toward a controversial fork this November, debate is breaking out about how wallet users – and their money – might be impacted.

Overstock.com’s Stock Shares Soar in Relation to Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 07:30

Overstock.com’s Stock Shares Soar in Relation to Bitcoin

The e-commerce dark horse, Overstock.com, has experienced stock shares soar as a result of their acceptance of bitcoin and blockchain. Speculation in digital currency has mirrored its effect on Overstock’s shares. According to a CNBC article, the company closed Tuesday up about 11.6%. It briefly soared 14 percent prior to that close.  Also read: Trump’s Attorney […]

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Y’alls Platform Allows Article Monetization Using Lightning Network Micropayments

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 04:30

Y’alls Platform Allows Article Monetization Using Lightning Network Micropayments

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the launch of the Lightning Labs desktop application that aims to open the doors for the protocol’s future research and development. Now a new blogging and content creation platform called, “Y’alls,” has been launched that allows users to read and write articles by utilizing Lightning Network micropayments. Also Read: A […]

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PR: 4NEW – Announcing the Largest Waste to Energy Blockchain ICO Known to Man at 350 Million Usd

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 03:53

PR: 4NEW – Announcing the Largest Waste to Energy Blockchain ICO Known to Man at 350 Million Usd

Announcing the world’s largest Initial Coin Offering ever launched at USD 350 Million; Is also the world’s first eco-friendly, tangible, Waste to Energy treatment plant, fully integrated onto the blockchain network. 4NEW, will revolutionize and standardize the industries of Waste and Energy by offering services as a wholesaler within the Utilities sector that is fully integrated onto a decentralized, distributed ledger enabling all actors within the industry to trade waste and energy transactions using the 4NEW Coins towards payments within the 4NEW ecosystem.

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Italian Auction House is First to Allow Bidding with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 02:30

Italian Auction House is First to Allow Bidding with Bitcoin

Sant’Agostino, an Italian auction house, is the first to let people bid and settle with bitcoin. Auctioneers determined it will be the first one to allow for bitcoin to enter into the realm of auctioning. This brings bitcoin into yet another aspect of commercial and economic life.  Also read: A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets […]

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LedgerX Trades $1 Million in Bitcoin Derivatives in First Week

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 00:27

LedgerX Trades $1 Million in Bitcoin Derivatives in First Week New York-based startup LedgerX has concluded a historic first week of cryptocurrency derivatives trading, reporting $1 million in exchanges.

Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 00:00

Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties

It has been reported that an increasing number of Chinese bitcoin miners are liquidating their hardware via second-hand trading platforms. Many of the miners are selling their equipment due to fears that China’s cryptocurrency crackdown may be intensified to target miners. Also Read: Chinese Media Calls For “Zero Tolerance” on Crimes Involving Cryptocurrencies Many Listings for […]

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BlackRock Strategist: There's No 'Right or Wrong' Price for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 23:05

BlackRock Strategist: There's No 'Right or Wrong' Price for Bitcoin BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill says cryptocurrencies are in a bubble right now, but that blockchain technology is promising.

TSMC: Cryptocurrency Mining Drove Strong Third Quarter Revenue

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 21:30

TSMC: Cryptocurrency Mining Drove Strong Third Quarter Revenue Cryptocurrency mining was a boon this past quarter for semiconductor foundry operator TSMC, according to new statements.

Bitcoin Breather? Higher Price Push Still Possible on Search Demand

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 20:30

Bitcoin Breather? Higher Price Push Still Possible on Search Demand The price of bitcoin continues to climb, and if price charts are any indication, there could be clear skies ahead.

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 20:30

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when […]

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Mastercard Expands Access to B2B Blockchain Payment Tools

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 20:01

Mastercard Expands Access to B2B Blockchain Payment Tools Credit card giant Mastercard has opened access to its blockchain APIs, indicating it wants to focus on business-to-business and cross-border payments.

The Price of Bitcoin Touches New Highs Reaching the $6K Mark

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 19:02

The Price of Bitcoin Touches New Highs Reaching the $6K Mark

The price of bitcoin took a stab at the $6K zone today at approximately 11:20 am EDT reaching yet another record all-time high. The decentralized cryptocurrency run in 2017 has outperformed nearly every commodity, stock, and state-issued currency worldwide. Also read: The Evolution of Cryptocurrency Visuals, Memes, and Bitcoin Street Art Bitcoin Touches $6K Across […]

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Islamic Development Bank to Research Sharia-Compliant Blockchain Products

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 18:40

Islamic Development Bank to Research Sharia-Compliant Blockchain Products Saudi Arabia's Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is developing sharia-compliant products based on blockchain technology.

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Just Below $6,000

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 17:10

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Just Below $6,000 Bitcoin's price has crossed the $5,900 mark for the first time, setting a new all-time high.

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Above $6,000

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 17:10

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Above $6,000 Bitcoin's price has crossed the $5,900 mark for the first time, setting a new all-time high.

100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 17:00

100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App Massachusetts Institute of Technology has used bitcoin's blockchain to issue digital diplomas to over 100 graduates as a part of a pilot project.

ECB President: Bitcoin Not 'Mature' Enough to Be Regulated

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 15:30

ECB President: Bitcoin Not 'Mature' Enough to Be Regulated Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has said that cryptocurrencies are not "mature" enough to be regulated.

Every Asset Ever: Circle Pulls 'Trigger' on Investment Product Pipeline

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 15:00

Every Asset Ever: Circle Pulls 'Trigger' on Investment Product Pipeline Circle is seeking to expand, and this time it's made a key acquisition to further its interests in applying cryptocurrencies to mainstream investing.

Ether Prices Hold Above $300 as Fork Fears Fade

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 14:30

Ether Prices Hold Above $300 as Fork Fears Fade The price of ether continues to hold steady despite linger uncertainty surrounding a recent software upgrade.

Vote for CoinDesk's Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017

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2017. Oct. 20. 14:00

Vote for CoinDesk's Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017 Who made the biggest impact this year? Complete our "Most Influential" survey for a chance to win a 50 percent discount for Consensus 2018.

UK Police Force Investigate the Defunct Mintpal Exchange and Owner

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 13:30

UK Police Force Investigate the Defunct Mintpal Exchange and Owner

According to various reports, users of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mintpal have received an email from the UK’s Avon and Somerset Economic Crime Team. The team’s detective constable, Charlotte Suter, has stated the police force is currently investigating the trading platform’s demise. Also Read: A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices Operation […]

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DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 13:00

DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain Working through the issues of using ethereum's smart contract language, DTCC and Axoni move $11 trillion worth of derivatives closer to blockchain.

Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions: ”Bitcoin is a big problem”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 12:00

Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions: ”Bitcoin is a big problem”

President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The committee is given rather broad powers concerning federal criminal law and internet privacy. During a quick exchange, hours into the hearing, Mr. Sessions was asked about the “dark web.” His answers might foreshadow what’s ahead for digital privacy and […]

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Russia's Government to Test Blockchain Land Registry System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 12:00

Russia's Government to Test Blockchain Land Registry System The Russian Federation is launching a blockchain land-registration pilot project in 2018, according to the Ministry of Economic Development.

PR: Smartbillions Blockchain Lottery Continues Ticket Sales and ICO Success!

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 11:30

PR: Smartbillions Blockchain Lottery Continues Ticket Sales and ICO Success!

The SmartBillions ICO begun on October 16th with dynamic interest on the part of both Players and Investors growing consistently! After the latest version of the lottery platform was launched on October 14th, it gained significant traction early on. Currently, more than 6000 tickets have been played and there have been almost 300 wins earned by players who’ve matched correct numbers in the coming Ethereum blocks hashes. The level of player interest in the lottery at this stage has significantly exceeded the team’s expectations, bringing the goal of becoming the world’s largest and most popular lottery system closer than ever.

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Cisco Seeks to Protect Blockchain System for IoT Device Tracking

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 11:00

Cisco Seeks to Protect Blockchain System for IoT Device Tracking In a new patent filing, tech giant Cisco describes a blockchain management system for monitoring Internet of Things devices on a network.

Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build 'Useful' Blockchain Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 10:00

Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build 'Useful' Blockchain Applications The CEO of Microsoft believes blockchain can have "massive implications," a comment that helped close Swift's annual Sibos conference this year.

Sweden Latest Government to Auction Bitcoins, Turns Tidy Profit

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 09:00

Sweden Latest Government to Auction Bitcoins, Turns Tidy Profit

Asset forfeiture goes digital, as governments around the globe attempt to profit from the world’s most popular cryptocurrency’s soaring value. Sweden joins its ranks, auctioning off bitcoin at a sizeable margin. Also read: Ross Ulbricht’s 144,336 Bitcoins Sweden Lives in a Digital World “Now you can buy bitcoin at the Crown Bailiff,” Sweden’s Crown Bailiff Authority […]

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Bitcoin Surging Means New Storage Fears as Users Take Extreme Measures

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 07:00

Bitcoin Surging Means New Storage Fears as Users Take Extreme Measures

Bitcoin millionaires are now a thing, and so are thousandaires. It’s been a good, good year for users of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. With sums exceeding expectations by a lot, problems arise. Keeping it all on a smartphone no longer seems reasonable. Exchanges prove insolvent. And so storage has become an obsession, leading to […]

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Coinmall Hopes to Build an Ebay for Digital Goods Powered by Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 04:30

Coinmall Hopes to Build an Ebay for Digital Goods Powered by Cryptocurrency

This week we looked at a new cryptocurrency-based marketplace called, Coinmall.io, a platform that allows users to purchase digital goods with bitcoin and litecoin. Further, news.Bitcoin.com discussed the marketplace platform with its founder, Yousef Abdulhassan, who explains the project recently launched its alpha version this month. Also Read: Increased South African Bitcoin Adoption Highlights Need […]

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Star Jets International Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 02:30

Star Jets International Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Star Jets International LLC now accepts bitcoin payments for private jet flights. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Defense Technologies, Inc. Customers who use Star Jets get to leverage all the advantages of using a corporate jet, according to an Econotimes article.  Also read: Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format Furthermore, customers have […]

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Blockchain Startup Sun Exchange Raises $1.6 Million in New Seed Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 23:45

Blockchain Startup Sun Exchange Raises $1.6 Million in New Seed Funding Blockchain company Sun Exchange has raised $1.6 million in new seed funding from a group of early-stage investors and startup accelerators

Tezos Founders Enter Legal Battle for Control of $400m in Raised ICO Funds

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 23:00

Tezos Founders Enter Legal Battle for Control of $400m in Raised ICO Funds

Founded by husband and wife, Kathleen and Arthur Breitman, Tezos is a decentralized platform that hosts smart contracts that seeks to compete with ethereum. Tezos’ initial coin offering (ICO) did not have a cap on investment and raised approximately $232 million – at the time comprising the largest ICO crowdsale to date. The 65,703 bitcoins […]

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Is Blockchain Worth the Trouble? Blythe Masters (and More) Say Yes at Sibos

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 22:24

Is Blockchain Worth the Trouble? Blythe Masters (and More) Say Yes at Sibos During Sibos, DAHs Blythe Masters, said while blockchain solutions can be expensive, they're worth the cost for mitigating security holes.

A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 22:00

A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

As bitcoin and alternative digital currencies grow more valuable, the demand for  hardware wallets has grown significantly. Currently, there are a lot more options than when the first bitcoin hardware wallets came out and a lot more features. Here’s a look at some of the most popular cryptocurrency physical storage devices out on the market […]

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Sweden's Government Sold Bitcoin Today At Above Market Rates

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2017. Oct. 19. 22:00

Sweden's Government Sold Bitcoin Today At Above Market Rates The Swedish Enforcement Agency concluded its week-long bitcoin auction, making nearly 50 percent more than the past market rate.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web 'Is a Big Problem'

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2017. Oct. 19. 20:10

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web 'Is a Big Problem' U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions is concerned about the use of bitcoin by dark markets online.

Inspector General: US Mint Should Consider Bitcoin's Impact

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2017. Oct. 19. 18:40

Inspector General: US Mint Should Consider Bitcoin's Impact The Treasury Department's inspector general said that the long-term impact of cryptocurrencies on the US Mint's business model should be considered.

Gold Versus Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Prefers Metal to Crypto

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 17:30

Gold Versus Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Prefers Metal to Crypto

Bitcoin’s creator patterned his digital commodity money after history’s most famous analog store of value for currencies, gold. Debate rages as to whether bitcoin will overtake gold’s place.  Also read: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Latest Exec to Flirt with Bitcoin Gold Remains Goldman Sachs’ Refuge Recent volatility analysis of bitcoin’s “exchange rate means that merchants […]

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Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $12 Million ICO

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2017. Oct. 19. 17:30

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $12 Million ICO Blockchain data startup DOVU has raised roughly $12 million in an initial coin offering (ICO).

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $6 Million ICO

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2017. Oct. 19. 17:30

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $6 Million ICO Blockchain data startup DOVU has raised roughly $12 million in an initial coin offering (ICO).

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 16:30

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

This week two more exchanges revealed their plans for the upcoming Segwit2x fork this November. The London-based exchange CEX.io explains that whether the company supports the split or not customers will receive split tokens if the fork takes place. Further, the Indian exchange Unocoin has revealed it will be supporting the chain with the most […]

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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

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2017. Oct. 19. 16:30

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium Chinese search engine giant Baidu has become the latest premier member of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain consortium.

Japan's GMO Internet Unveils New Blockchain KYC Project

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 15:30

Japan's GMO Internet Unveils New Blockchain KYC Project Japanese digital services firm GMO Internet has debuted its latest blockchain project: a "know your customer" app aimed at the banking industry.

Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash “The Only Bitcoin”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 15:30

Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash “The Only Bitcoin”

In a statement addressing the upcoming the bitcoin (BTC) fork that is scheduled for mid-November, Calvin Ayre has stated it’s belief that Bitcoin Cash [Bitcoin (BCC)] is “the only bitcoin.” Also Read: Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police “When We Say Bitcoin, We Mean Bitcoin Cash” With the number […]

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Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 14:30

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format

This week the lead Bitcoin ABC developer, Amaury Séchet, proposed to add a Bech32 address format to the Bitcoin Cash (BCC) network. Currently, the BCC community has been discussing modifying the bitcoin cash address format, alongside preparing to fix the protocol’s Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA). Also read: Meet the New Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Localbitcoincash.org The […]

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Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery

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2017. Oct. 19. 14:30

Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery The price of bitcoin is roaring once again today, rising over $500 on a strong recovery from yesterday's lows.

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

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2017. Oct. 19. 14:00

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank Multilateral organizations have more in common with the crypto community than you might think, Michael J. Casey argues.

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 13:05

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax From July 2018, Australians will no longer have to pay GST on their cryptocurrency purchases, following the passing of new legislation today.

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 13:00

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

Kazakhstan’s Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and Exante have announced a partnership regarding the development of a national cryptocurrency. The Kazakhstan government intends to launch a state-issued cryptocurrency that is backed by fiat. Also Read: Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency Industry The AIFC has announced a partnership with Exante, in which the company’s […]

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Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 12:00

Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Two bills to provide legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have now been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The latest one proposes recognizing them as financial assets. It also defines cryptocurrency derivatives, as well as proposes simplifying taxation and reducing electricity tariffs for mining activities. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – […]

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Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto

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2017. Oct. 19. 12:00

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto No one won the game of trolls, but competition between Swift, Ripple and Stellar is still fierce, even though it might be too early for fists.

Bank of America Seeks Patent Protection for Blockchain Processing System

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2017. Oct. 19. 11:00

Bank of America Seeks Patent Protection for Blockchain Processing System New Bank of America patent filings hint it believes blockchain could one day assist its high-volume data processing objectives.

Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System

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2017. Oct. 19. 11:00

Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System New Bank of America patent filings hint it believes blockchain could one day assist its high-volume data processing objectives.

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a ‘Crypto-Detective Agency’

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 10:30

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a ‘Crypto-Detective Agency’

At a recent State Duma Financial Market Committee meeting, an initiative to create a “crypto-detective agency” in Russia was proposed. This specialized agency will primarily collect all information on Russian companies planning to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) as well as create a registry of them. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National […]

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Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Will They Ever Be Safe?

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2017. Oct. 19. 10:00

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Will They Ever Be Safe? More and more blockchains may be forking, but developers still don't think they've quite found the best way to execute the upgrade.

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Can They Ever Be Safe?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 10:00

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Can They Ever Be Safe? More and more blockchains may be forking, but developers still don't think they've quite found the best way to execute the upgrade.

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate Committee

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 09:30

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate Committee

A bill to regulate Australia’s digital currency exchanges has gained support from the Senate committee tasked to review it. The committee recommended for the bill to be passed. However, public comments from the industry’s participants suggest that some provisions in the bill are unclear and could reduce competition in the payment industry. Also read: Australia Introduces […]

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Slotland Online Gaming Site Now Offers Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 08:55

Slotland Online Gaming Site Now Offers Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals

Popular online gaming site, Slotland, just announced they are offering deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin for gaming purposes. The company processes bitcoin deposits immediately, withdrawals by the next business day. Furthermore, it is the site’s 19th birthday and they added a new game along with other bonus features.  Also read: Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Details […]

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Here’s Bitcoin.com’s Updated Stance on Specific Bitcoin Chain Symbols and Monikers

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 08:00

Here’s Bitcoin.com’s Updated Stance on Specific Bitcoin Chain Symbols and Monikers

A lot has changed in the cryptocurrency space, and things are entirely different than they were when bitcoin was launched by its anonymous creator back in 2009. One of these changes has affected the entire ecosystem, as the bitcoin scaling debate has caused significant strife between bitcoin proponents. Also read: Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin This summer […]

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Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Pre-Fork Price Rollercoaster Begins

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 04:00

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Pre-Fork Price Rollercoaster Begins

Bitcoin markets tumbled during the early hours of October 18 dropping roughly 6-7 percent to a low of $5,101 per token. Bullish optimism seemed to be stepping off to the sideline today as the decentralized currency struggled to capture the $5,640 zone again. Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough Bitcoin […]

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PR: Spectiv – Major Virtual Reality ICO Receives over $1 Million in Presale

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 03:56

PR: Spectiv – Major Virtual Reality ICO Receives over $1 Million in Presale

Virtual reality streaming platform Spectiv has just closed its private early supporter presale, where Signal Tokens were sold for a total of 3,548 ETH, 32 BTC, and $58,000 USD. Spectiv is a dedicated VR media platform where users can stream their VR video experiences to the world, and where others can enjoy those experiences from the comfort of their homes. It is a niche streaming platform similar to Twitch, but with a focus on VR content. Learn more about it here: www.spectivvr.com.

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Regional Regulators in North America Are 'Closely Watching' ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 23:40

Regional Regulators in North America Are 'Closely Watching' ICOs A new report suggests that securities regulators in North America are increasing their oversight of the blockchain funding model.

Bank of Canada Announces Phase 3 of 'Project Jasper' DLT Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 21:15

Bank of Canada Announces Phase 3 of 'Project Jasper' DLT Trial Canada's central bank is gearing up for the next phase of its "Project Jasper" blockchain research initiative, according to a new announcement.

Australian Senate Panel Throws Support Behind Crypto Exchange Bill

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2017. Oct. 18. 20:00

Australian Senate Panel Throws Support Behind Crypto Exchange Bill Australia is moving ahead with plans to pass new regulations for the country's cryptocurrency exchange space.

In 'Search' of a Swell? XRP Prices Rise and Fall Amid Ripple Event

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2017. Oct. 18. 18:55

In 'Search' of a Swell? XRP Prices Rise and Fall Amid Ripple Event A conference held by distributed ledger startup Ripple appears to have had a positive impact on the price of its cryptocurrency.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 48 New Members

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2017. Oct. 18. 18:05

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 48 New Members The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has added 48 new members, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Blockchain KYC Startup Raises $1.6 Million in Seed Funding

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2017. Oct. 18. 17:00

Blockchain KYC Startup Raises $1.6 Million in Seed Funding A blockchain startup headquartered in Sweden has raised $1.6 million in new funding.

Healthy Pullback? Bitcoin Price Dips Back Below $5,300

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 15:30

Healthy Pullback? Bitcoin Price Dips Back Below $5,300 The price of bitcoin is down today, as overbought indicators seem to have yielded a notable correction away from recent highs.

Update Complete? No, Ethereum's New Software Isn't Stable Just Yet

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 14:59

Update Complete? No, Ethereum's New Software Isn't Stable Just Yet Days after the ethereum blockchain underwent a system-wide upgrade, developers have still yet to confirm the software is fully stable.

Upgrade Complete? Ethereum's New Software Isn't Quite Stable Yet

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 14:59

Upgrade Complete? Ethereum's New Software Isn't Quite Stable Yet Days after the ethereum blockchain underwent a system-wide upgrade, developers have still yet to confirm the software is fully stable.

Coinbase Integrates GDAX Exchange with Algorithmic Trading Platform

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2017. Oct. 18. 14:30

Coinbase Integrates GDAX Exchange with Algorithmic Trading Platform Coinbase's GDAX exchange is integrating with algorithmic trading platform QuantConnect to add cryptocurrency options for users.

Algorithmic Trading Platform Integrates GDAX Exchange API

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 14:30

Algorithmic Trading Platform Integrates GDAX Exchange API Coinbase's GDAX exchange is integrating with algorithmic trading platform QuantConnect to add cryptocurrency options for users.

AlphaPoint to Secure Blockchain Assets with Intel's SGX Tech

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2017. Oct. 18. 14:00

AlphaPoint to Secure Blockchain Assets with Intel's SGX Tech Blockchain services provider AlphaPoint is partnering with computing giant Intel on a new security solution for digital assets.

Bitfinex to Terminate Services for U.S. Retail Customers by November 9

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 18. 13:58

Bitfinex to Terminate Services for U.S. Retail Customers by November 9

Bitfinex has announced its plan to terminate all services for U.S. individual customers by November 9th 2017. Their announcement comprised a follow-up to a statement issued in August, which indicated the company was suspending all new requests for account verification from U.S. individuals. Also Read: The Controversy Surrounding Tether’s USD “Backing” Continues Bitfinex Will Suspend Trading, […]

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Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 18. 13:00

Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police

Debate is a central part of the cryptocurrency community at large. Open forums such as Bitcoin.com have fostered mostly healthy fork debate about Bitcoin’s future. It appears at least one participant wished to stifle debate, and in a horrible way.  Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough Fork Debate Turns Ugly and Dangerous […]

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Nasdaq Awarded Patent for Blockchain Data Matching System

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2017. Oct. 18. 13:00

Nasdaq Awarded Patent for Blockchain Data Matching System Nasdaq has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based data matching system that could boost efficiency in clearing and settlement.

Bank Consortium to Launch Joint Venture for Blockchain Trade Platform

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2017. Oct. 18. 12:00

Bank Consortium to Launch Joint Venture for Blockchain Trade Platform A group of banks, now including Santander, is planning to create a business venture in Ireland for its in-development blockchain commerce platform.

PR: Secure Identity Ledger Corporation Goes Direct to Consumer with Initial Coin Offering: New Blockchain Platform to Put Consumers in Control of Their Online Identities

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 18. 11:30

PR: Secure Identity Ledger Corporation Goes Direct to Consumer with Initial Coin Offering: New Blockchain Platform to Put Consumers in Control of Their Online Identities

FALLS CHURCH, Va., /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Identity Ledger Corporation (SILC) ?, the first digital identity platform for every person, business and machine, announced the opening of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The ICO is currently ongoing. Unlike other ICOs this year, SILC did not offer its tokens to institutional investors in advance in what is called a pre-sale; instead, it is targeting consumers and, in particular, millennials, who the company says will be the most affected by identity fraud.

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Global Blockchain Business Council Expands European Foothold

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2017. Oct. 18. 11:00

Global Blockchain Business Council Expands European Foothold A blockchain advocacy group launched at last year's World Economic Forum is ramping up efforts to promote dialogue in Europe.