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

CoinDesk

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

CoinDesk

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?

CoinDesk

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

CoinDesk

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

CoinDesk

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

CoinDesk

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

CoinDesk

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

CoinDesk

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.

What Comes After the Cryptocurrency Bubble?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 10:00

What Comes After the Cryptocurrency Bubble? Blockchain’s future is bright, just maybe a little less glamorous without the get-rich-quick investment aspect, writes Joe Pindar of Gemalto.

What Comes After the Crypto Bubble?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 10:00

What Comes After the Crypto Bubble? Blockchain’s future is bright, just maybe a little less glamorous without the get-rich-quick investment aspect, writes Joe Pindar of Gemalto.

Dutch Bank Flustered Over the Amount of Electricity Bitcoin Consumes

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 18. 09:30

Dutch Bank Flustered Over the Amount of Electricity Bitcoin Consumes

Dutch bank ING is flustered over the fact bitcoin consumes so much energy. Recently, the bank released a report saying bitcoin transactions consume as much electricity as a house does in a month. They seem to believe this is problematic, since traditional electronic payment methods do not use near as much energy, according to the […]

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Russia's Largest Bank Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

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2017. Oct. 18. 09:10

Russia's Largest Bank Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance The newest member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is also Russia's largest bank.

Exodus Integrates Bitcoin Cash Into Their Multi-Asset Wallet

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 18. 08:30

Exodus Integrates Bitcoin Cash Into Their Multi-Asset Wallet

Exodus, a multi-asset wallet platform, just integrated Bitcoin Cash functionality. This makes a total of 16 digital assets a user can store on the Exodus wallet. The company press release said Bitcoin Cash along with ethereum classic were added after extensive testing.  Also read: Australian Bitcoin Adoption Increases Following Regulatory Amendments The site said, “In our […]

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The Digital Asset Exchange Huobi Pro Provides Users With Fork Plans

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 18. 04:00

The Digital Asset Exchange Huobi Pro Provides Users With Fork Plans

Huobi the cryptocurrency exchange based in China announced its Segwit2x contingency plans for the firm’s trading platform Huobi Pro. The exchange details that it plans to support all the tokens that derive from the planned Segwit2x hard fork. Also read: JP Morgan Boss Can’t Stop Talking About Bitcoin — Calls Investors “Stupid” Huobi Pro Will Support […]

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'Red Lyra' No More: Bank Blockchain Group Rebrands

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 18. 00:05

'Red Lyra' No More: Bank Blockchain Group Rebrands Alastria, formerly known as Red Lyra, is a Spanish blockchain consortium that has grown to more than 70 members since its launch in May.

Broadridge Pilots Blockchain for Repo Trades With French Banks

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 23:00

Broadridge Pilots Blockchain for Repo Trades With French Banks The investor services firm worked with Natixis and Societe Generale on the pilot, which was based on the Hyperledger Fabric codebase.

UBS Tells Clients How to Place Bets on Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 21:30

UBS Tells Clients How to Place Bets on Blockchain Tech A new report from UBS says that firms and early adopters should be considered by investors hoping to ride the "blockchain wave"

Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee: Blockchain Builders Should Beware Misuse

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 20:40

Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee: Blockchain Builders Should Beware Misuse Sir Tim Berners-Lee encouraged the blockchain space to think about the unintended consequences of its actions in a talk at Ripple's Swell conference.

Bitcoin Millionaire Erik Finman Challenges Jamie Dimon to a Boxing Match

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 20:31

Bitcoin Millionaire Erik Finman Challenges Jamie Dimon to a Boxing Match

This past June news.Bitcoin.com reported on the entrepreneur, Erik Finman, who became a bitcoin millionaire at 18 years old. However, Finman became well known before making his first million when he put $1000 into bitcoin in May of 2011 that later turned out to be a really good investment.  Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s […]

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Brazil Central Bank Chief Compares Bitcoin to Pyramid Scheme

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2017. Oct. 17. 19:45

Brazil Central Bank Chief Compares Bitcoin to Pyramid Scheme The president of Brazil's central bank compared bitcoin to a financial scam, according to newly published statements.

PR: Appian the World’s First Ethereum App Store Launches ICO

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 19:30

PR: Appian the World’s First Ethereum App Store Launches ICO

The highly anticipated Appian ICO has been set to launch today. The Appian team is building a revolutionary app store on top of the Ethereum blockchain. App stores have traditionally been centralized, like the Apple App Store or Google Play. Appian is completely changing that.

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Bernanke: “Eventually Governments Will Take Any Action They Need to Prevent Bitcoin”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 19:01

Bernanke: “Eventually Governments Will Take Any Action They Need to Prevent Bitcoin”

Former Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Ben Bernanke’s recent comments about bitcoin and its network add to his growing list of hardening stances toward the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. No stranger to bitcoin, Mr. Bernanke has made several statements, at least one official, since its inception.   Also read: JP Morgan Boss Can’t Stop Talking About Bitcoin — […]

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CFTC Aligns With SEC: ICO Tokens Can Be Commodities

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 18:45

CFTC Aligns With SEC: ICO Tokens Can Be Commodities The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published a new primer on cryptocurrencies, which includes statements about ICOs.

JPY, USD, and KRW Accounts for Over 90% of Bitcoin Traded on Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 18:00

JPY, USD, and KRW Accounts for Over 90% of Bitcoin Traded on Exchanges

CNY to bitcoin trading now accounts for approximately only 1% of all bitcoin trade occurring on exchanges, according to cryptocompare data. The Chinese cryptocurrency crackdown has drastically altered the global composition of bitcoin markets. 60% of bitcoin trading currently occurs through Japanese markets, with the U.S. and South Korean markets also comprising a significant share […]

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Swiss City of Zug Backs Blockchain Asset Trade Group

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2017. Oct. 17. 18:00

Swiss City of Zug Backs Blockchain Asset Trade Group The government of the Canton of Zug is supporting a newly launched blockchain trade group

BNP, EY Complete Blockchain Trial for Internal Treasury Operations

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 16:32

BNP, EY Complete Blockchain Trial for Internal Treasury Operations BNP Paribas and EY say they have "successfully" tested a private blockchain for the bank's global internal treasury operations.

JPMorgan Integrates Zcash Privacy Tech Into Quorum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 15:00

JPMorgan Integrates Zcash Privacy Tech Into Quorum Blockchain The developer of zcash has announced the first integration of its zero-knowledge privacy tech into JPMorgan's enterprise grade Quorum blockchain.

Top Secret: Microsoft Upgrades Azure Blockchain for Government Use

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 14:00

Top Secret: Microsoft Upgrades Azure Blockchain for Government Use Government secrets on a blockchain? Following recent security upgrades, Microsoft has launched a platform specifically for that purpose.

Top Secret? Microsoft Opens Door to Government Blockchain Use

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 14:00

Top Secret? Microsoft Opens Door to Government Blockchain Use Government secrets on a blockchain? Following recent security upgrades, Microsoft has launched a platform specifically for that purpose.

Downplaying 'Digital Assets': Blockchain Reigns at Ripple's Swell Event

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 13:30

Downplaying 'Digital Assets': Blockchain Reigns at Ripple's Swell Event An upstart financial conference yesterday saw discussion of digital assets – though so-called "unregulated" cryptocurrencies were the butt of barbs.

Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Details Plans on How to Handle Upcoming Forks

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 13:30

Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Details Plans on How to Handle Upcoming Forks

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex) and Samourai Wallet (Samourai) have each released details on action plans regarding the expected fork at block height 494,784. This mid-November triggering of Segregated Witness 2 (Segwit2x) is proving to be a battleground for passionate bitcoiners on all sides. Those hostile to the fork are themselves torn between outright refusal and […]

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Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Detail Plans on How to Handle Upcoming Forks

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 13:30

Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Detail Plans on How to Handle Upcoming Forks

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex) and Samourai Wallet (Samourai) have each released details on action plans regarding the expected fork at block height 494,784. This mid-November triggering of Segregated Witness 2 (Segwit2x) is proving to be a battleground for passionate bitcoiners on all sides. Those hostile to the fork are themselves torn between outright refusal and […]

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Pump or Progress? Bitcoin Cash Nears $400 on Korea Trading Surge

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 13:07

Pump or Progress? Bitcoin Cash Nears $400 on Korea Trading Surge Bitcoin cash saw a big boost today, spurred like many recent rallies by strong volumes from South Korea's local exchanges.

Standard Chartered Joins EquiChain's Capital Markets Blockchain Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 12:00

Standard Chartered Joins EquiChain's Capital Markets Blockchain Pilot Standard Chartered is partnering with fintech startup EquiChain to assist its blockchain pilot focused on bringing efficiencies to capital markets.

PR: CRYPTO20 Fund Set for ICO After Successful $5m Pre-Sale

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 11:30

PR: CRYPTO20 Fund Set for ICO After Successful $5m Pre-Sale

The minimum fund cap was reached within hours of the pre-sale launch on 7 October 2017.

CRYPTO20’s goal is to bring peace-of-mind cryptocurrency investment to mainstream investors. It is an index fund that holds and autonomously rebalances a data science optimized portfolio of the top 20 cryptocurrencies.

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Former Bitmain Chip Designer Seeks to Revoke Mining Giant's Patent

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2017. Oct. 17. 11:00

Former Bitmain Chip Designer Seeks to Revoke Mining Giant's Patent A former employee is engaged in a tit-for-tat battle with mining giant Bitmain over the alleged misuse of intellectual property.

Russian Businesses Urge Government to Approve Only Domestic Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 10:30

Russian Businesses Urge Government to Approve Only Domestic Cryptocurrencies

One of Russia’s leading public associations of entrepreneurs has sent a proposal to their government asking them to approve only domestic cryptocurrencies in their upcoming cryptocurrency legislation. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble Proposal to Government The Association of Entrepreneurs for the Development of Business Patriotism (Avanti) sent a […]

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The New Classic? Protesters Are Already Plotting Alternative Ethereums

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 10:00

The New Classic? Protesters Are Already Plotting Alternative Ethereums An Ethereum hard fork wouldn't be complete without a protest movement or two. But what do the latest rebels want?

Gold Miner Pivots: Backs Blockchain Company and Starts Mining Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 17. 07:53

Gold Miner Pivots: Backs Blockchain Company and Starts Mining Bitcoin

A Canadian mining guru, Frank Giustra, has begun mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies instead of just gold. He has recently backed a Vancouver Blockchain company, called Hive Technologies Inc., to oversee these mining operations and offer first-ever mining stock options.  Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough A Bloomberg article said, “The company […]

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Not So Swell? Sibos Highlights Swift's Strained Relationship With Blockchain

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2017. Oct. 17. 00:10

Not So Swell? Sibos Highlights Swift's Strained Relationship With Blockchain Day of the Swift's annual Sibos conference found the interbank messaging platform under pressure from the rising tide of cryptocurrencies. It's response? Dismissiveness and snark.

Sibos Highlights Swift's Complicated Relationship With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 17. 00:10

Sibos Highlights Swift's Complicated Relationship With Blockchain Day one of Swift's annual Sibos conference found the interbank messaging platform under pressure from the rising tide of cryptocurrencies.

An Australian University Is Giving Out Ether to Students

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 22:45

An Australian University Is Giving Out Ether to Students The University of New South Wales' consumer loyalty research effort will pay students in ether for making purchases at on-campus retailers.

Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 16. 22:30

Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

At the moment there are two forks planned for the Bitcoin network, and cryptocurrency proponents are curious about taking the best preparations. One fork is called Bitcoin Gold which is scheduled for October 25, while the other hard fork Segwit2x (BTC1) will take place roughly around mid-November or block height 494784. Also read: Putin Tells […]

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Bank of America Report: Bitcoin's True Value 'Impossible to Assess'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 21:30

Bank of America Report: Bitcoin's True Value 'Impossible to Assess' A new research note from Bank of America explores the investment implications of cryptocurrencies.

Bernanke at Ripple Event: Blockchain Has 'Obvious' Benefits in Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 20:30

Bernanke at Ripple Event: Blockchain Has 'Obvious' Benefits in Payments Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said blockchain technology has the opportunity to innovate in payments during Ripple's Swell conference.

PR: Top-50 Fintech Company, Bankex, Launches Token Presale

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2017. Oct. 16. 19:30

PR: Top-50 Fintech Company, Bankex, Launches Token Presale

After raising $8 million USD in its private sale period, BANKEX launched its presale on October 8, 2017

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Ethereum's Gavin Wood Is Calling for More 'Conservative' Hard Forks

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 18:45

Ethereum's Gavin Wood Is Calling for More 'Conservative' Hard Forks One of the founders of ethereum is calling for the network to learn its lesson from Monday's fork, arguing better upgrade processes are needed.

Signaling Growing Bitcoin Acceptance, Colombia Gets Second Cryptocurrency Conference

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2017. Oct. 16. 18:30

Signaling Growing Bitcoin Acceptance, Colombia Gets Second Cryptocurrency Conference

Colombia is poised to economically breakout in coming years due to its blessings of climate and natural resources, a vibrant working-age population, newly arrived at peace, and an embrace of bitcoin. Cryptocurrency conferences, training workshops, are sprouting all over the country in preparation.   Also read: Colombia Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin Colombia Ascending Mauricio Tovar, blogger and […]

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Gates Foundation to Use Ripple Interledger Tech in Mobile Payments Push

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 18:00

Gates Foundation to Use Ripple Interledger Tech in Mobile Payments Push DLT startup Ripple is one of several firms to contribute to a new payments services app from the Gates Foundation.

Bulls Take Breather? Bitcoin Slows as Price Struggles to Breach $6,000

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 17:30

Bulls Take Breather? Bitcoin Slows as Price Struggles to Breach $6,000 The price of bitcoin neared $6,000 last week, but charts suggest little evidence a big push across that threshold will be forthcoming.

JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 17:00

JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain JPMorgan Chase is backing a new blockchain-based platform for interbank payments, the firm announced today.

$40 Million: Digital Asset Holdings Closes Series B Fundraising

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 16:42

$40 Million: Digital Asset Holdings Closes Series B Fundraising The enterprise blockchain startup has raised another $40 million in funding and hired a former Microsoft executive.

Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Talks Technology’s Purpose and Altcoins (Interview part 2)

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 16. 16:00

Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Talks Technology’s Purpose and Altcoins (Interview part 2)

In PART 2, crypto folk hero Amir Taaki shares his thoughts with news.Bitcoin.com on past projects and Altcoins, while pointing to a philosophical paradox he sees in the wider community. Read part one here. Also read: Crypto-Anarchist Cody Wilson Launches 3D Printed M1911 Handgun Software news.Bitcoin.com was fortunate enough to catch up with Amir Taaki. When […]

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BNP, Tata Tap Blockchain for Event Announcements Platform

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2017. Oct. 16. 16:00

BNP, Tata Tap Blockchain for Event Announcements Platform BNP Paribas has partnered with Indian IT firm Tata Consultancy Services to bring blockchain's reliability to corporate event announcements.

BBVA Advances FX Matching Pilot Built on R3 Ledger Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 15:16

BBVA Advances FX Matching Pilot Built on R3 Ledger Tech A distributed ledger tech pilot, aimed at simplifying back-office reconciliation processes at major financial institutions, is moving forward.

Swift Startup Winner Demos Smart Contract Trade with 5 Financial Firms

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 14:30

Swift Startup Winner Demos Smart Contract Trade with 5 Financial Firms Blockchain startup SmartContract has today unveiled a new a proof-of-concept built with assistance from five major financial institutions.

Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 14:15

Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway Despite an apparently smooth technical upgrade, the price of ether is flat at press time, continuing to trade in the $350 range.

Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain Innovation

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 14:00

Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain Innovation Accenture has hired Iliana Oris Valiente as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for its emerging technology group.

CME Explores Logging Trade Transactions on Blockchain System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 13:00

CME Explores Logging Trade Transactions on Blockchain System The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has filed for two patents outlining a blockchain system that stores and automatically executes financial transactions.

Australian Bitcoin Adoption Increases Following Regulatory Amendments

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 16. 12:00

Australian Bitcoin Adoption Increases Following Regulatory Amendments

In recent months, the Australian government has sought to amend its bitcoin regulations – which were previously notoriously unfavorable to businesses and individuals seeking to use and adopt cryptocurrency. The Australian cryptocurrency industries have since shown signs of significant growth, with many industry insiders attributing the improving investor confidence to amendments made to federal legislation […]

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Obvious Bubble? SEC Committee Lashes Out at Bitcoin and ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 12:00

Obvious Bubble? SEC Committee Lashes Out at Bitcoin and ICOs Mainstream institutional investors had some harsh critiques for the cryptocurrency and ICO token community at a recent SEC committee meeting.

PR: 300 ETH Giveaway from the Digi Blockchain Platform Token Sale

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 16. 11:30

PR: 300 ETH Giveaway from the Digi Blockchain Platform Token Sale

DIGI, a blockchain based platform for digital goods and services are giving away 300 ETH worth of DIGI Tokens to 4 lucky contributors of their initial coin offering. It is extremely simple to enter, all you have to do is contribute more than 1 ETH during the token sale and you will be automatically entered. Randomly selected winners will be chosen at the end of the token sale and awarded with the prizes listed below:

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Tradeshift Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium as Premier Member

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2017. Oct. 16. 11:15

Tradeshift Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium as Premier Member Business network platform Tradeshift has joined the Hyperledger blockchain project as its latest premier member.

Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Is Running Smoothly, Developers Say

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 10:45

Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Is Running Smoothly, Developers Say Although it's still very early days for ethereum's Byzantium upgrade, developers indicate that the hard fork is running smoothly so far.

Gigablock Testnet Researchers Mine the World’s First 1GB Block

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 16. 10:30

Gigablock Testnet Researchers Mine the World’s First 1GB Block

This week Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) chief scientist Peter Rizun revealed the first 1GB block was mined on a Gigablock testnet on October 13. The event marks a milestone for the big block project backed by the University of British Colombia, Nchain, and the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) development team. Also read: Meet the New Bitcoin Cash P2P […]

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Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble

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2017. Oct. 16. 08:40

Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered the issue of the national cryptocurrency, the “cryptoruble.” The Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media has revealed some details of this new currency. Also read: Putin Confirms Russia Will Regulate Cryptocurrencies Putin’s Executive Order Russia’s Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Nikolay Nikiforov, said at a closed meeting […]

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Ethereum Executes Blockchain Hard Fork to Byzantium

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 08:00

Ethereum Executes Blockchain Hard Fork to Byzantium Ethereum's Byzantium upgrade has just executed by way of a hard fork at block number 4,370,000.

Ethereum Executes Byzantium Blockchain Software Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 08:00

Ethereum Executes Byzantium Blockchain Software Upgrade Ethereum's Byzantium upgrade has just executed by way of a hard fork at block number 4,370,000.

IBM's Stellar Move: Tech Giant Uses Cryptocurrency in Cross-Border Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 16. 06:01

IBM's Stellar Move: Tech Giant Uses Cryptocurrency in Cross-Border Payments IBM has been settling real cross-border payments in the South Pacific on a blockchain using Stellar's Lumen cryptocurrency.

As India’s Government Wars Against Cash, Bitcoin is Sought in Exchange

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 22:00

As India’s Government Wars Against Cash, Bitcoin is Sought in Exchange

Last year, the Republic of India overnight banned 85 percent of its fiat cash in circulation. As a way to address “black money” presumably used in nefarious dealings, government policy makers demanded certain Indian Rupee (INR) denominations be returned. It’s citizens now have an incentive to begin looking for alternatives to government money. Also read: India’s […]

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PR: Universa Blockchain Project Ceo Alexander Borodich and Yellowrockets Are Launching the World’s First Decentralized Blockchain Accelerator

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2017. Oct. 15. 19:30

PR: Universa Blockchain Project Ceo Alexander Borodich and Yellowrockets Are Launching the World’s First Decentralized Blockchain Accelerator

The founder of Universa Platform Alexander Borodich has announced the start of recruitment for the Universa first blockchain accelerator.

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South Korea Prepares to Tax Bitcoin Use

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 19:00

South Korea Prepares to Tax Bitcoin Use

South Korea is preparing to tax bitcoin use after the cryptocurrency’s trading volume skyrocketed past that of Kosdaq. Han Seung-hee, the commissioner of the country’s National Tax Service, told lawmakers this weekend that the issue of how to best tax cryptocurrencies is being discussed, including the areas of capital gains tax, the VAT, and gift tax. […]

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Bitcoin Market Capitalization Approaches $100 Billion USD

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 17:00

Bitcoin Market Capitalization Approaches $100 Billion USD

The total market capitalization of bitcoin is approaching $100 billion USD, currently sitting at approximately $94 billion USD. The current market capitalization is comparable to that of numerous top 100 global companies. Also Read: Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Peaks Past $5800 Across Global Exchanges Bitcoin’s Market Capitalization Has Begun to Test the $100 Billion USD Area […]

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Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Leaves England Boyish, Returns From Syria Hardened

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 17:00

Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Leaves England Boyish, Returns From Syria Hardened

Famed bitcoin gadfly and early adopter, cryptoanarchist Amir Taaki, ghosted for long enough to generate theories galore. Resurfacing, it turns out he was in a tucked-away part of northern Syria. He speaks with news.Bitcoin.com about his transformation as a result.  Also read: Bitcoin Drives Revolution and ‘Startup Government’ for Syrian Kurds Syria Births a New Man An […]

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Julian Assange Thanks U.S. Government for 50,000% Gains on Wikileaks’ Bitcoin Holdings

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 15:55

Julian Assange Thanks U.S. Government for 50,000% Gains on Wikileaks’ Bitcoin Holdings

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has posted a tweet thanking United States government officials and the financial institutions that refused services to Wikileaks for driving them to invest in bitcoin during 2010. Assange’s tweet indicates that Wikileaks’ bitcoin holdings have seen gains of over 50,000%. Also Read: Your Bitcoins Open to CIA and Criminals, Heed […]

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Hours to Go: How to Watch Ethereum's Fork as It Happens

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 15. 14:31

Hours to Go: How to Watch Ethereum's Fork as It Happens Hard forks have become a kind of spectator sport in the cryptocurrency community. Here's how to watch the latest: ethereum's Byzantium upgrade.

One Woman Surviving Solely on Bitcoin Attempts a Trek from Toronto to Las Vegas

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 14:30

One Woman Surviving Solely on Bitcoin Attempts a Trek from Toronto to Las Vegas

Satoshi Nakamoto is reported to have insisted acceptance of his invention hinged upon its use as a currency, a functioning instrument of daily trade. To this end, more advocates are taking to public competitions to spread the message of cryptocurrency power.   Also read: Minimalist Family Sells Everything for Bitcoin Hoping It Pays Off Bitcoin 20/20 With […]

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Collaboration FTW: How Blockchain Came So Far, So Fast

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 15. 13:00

Collaboration FTW: How Blockchain Came So Far, So Fast Without further cooperation, DLT risks ultimately recreating the many silos and disjointed systems that already exist, warns an executive at the DTCC.

PNC Bank Threatens to Close Customer’s Account for Buying Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 12:00

PNC Bank Threatens to Close Customer’s Account for Buying Bitcoin

The PNC bank recently threatened one of their customers for purchasing bitcoin. The bank wanted to shut down the customer’s account. This has been a story floating around the internet the last few days. The victim was Elitoohey. He elaborated on the situation in a Reddit post, saying the bank started by asking him questions about recent […]

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PR: SportyFi – Decentralized Sports Investment Start-Up Endorsed by Soccer Superstar Roberto Carlos

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 11:30

PR: SportyFi – Decentralized Sports Investment Start-Up Endorsed by Soccer Superstar Roberto Carlos

UK-based SportyFi will disrupt the sports financing market by setting up a blockchain-based platform for fans and small investors. This will give up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to overcome the final hurdle before their career takes off. To set up the platform, SportyFi will launch the SPF Token Crowdsale on November 14th, 2017, with a hard cap of $16 million.

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Meet the New Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Localbitcoincash.org

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 10:30

Meet the New Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Localbitcoincash.org

On October 14 a new bitcoin cash exchange was launched called, Localbitcoincash.org, a platform that enables people to trade the decentralized currency in a peer-to-peer fashion. Also read: Putin Confirms Russia Will Regulate Cryptocurrencies Localbitcoincash.org Launches Beta Platform This week the beta version of Localbitcoincash.org (LBC) was released after bitcoin cash (BCH) fans were teased with screenshots […]

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Russian Regulators Think They Found a Way to Find, Tax, and License Crypto Miners

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 08:00

Russian Regulators Think They Found a Way to Find, Tax, and License Crypto Miners

Russia’s regulators have revealed how they plan to find and tax cryptocurrency miners as well as license them. This follows their meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. At the meeting, they agreed to regulate cryptocurrency mining, alongside cryptocurrencies themselves including bitcoin. Last week, the finance ministry proposed creating a registry of crypto miners. Also read: Research […]

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Russian Regulators Think They Found a Way to Identify, Tax, and License Crypto Miners

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 08:00

Russian Regulators Think They Found a Way to Identify, Tax, and License Crypto Miners

Russia’s regulators have revealed how they plan to find and tax cryptocurrency miners as well as license them. This follows their meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. At the meeting, they agreed to regulate cryptocurrency mining, alongside cryptocurrencies themselves including bitcoin. Last week, the finance ministry proposed creating a registry of crypto miners. Also read: Research […]

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Russian Regulators Think They Found a Way to Find, Tax, and License Crypto Miners

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 15. 04:17

Russian Regulators Think They Found a Way to Find, Tax, and License Crypto Miners

Russia’s regulators have revealed how they plan to find and tax cryptocurrency miners as well as license them. This follows their meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. At the meeting, they agreed to regulate cryptocurrency mining, alongside cryptocurrencies themselves including bitcoin. Last week, the finance ministry proposed creating a registry of crypto miners. Also read: Research […]

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Research Shows Half a Billion People Are Mining Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing It

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 20:55

Research Shows Half a Billion People Are Mining Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing It

The company behind the ad blocking program Adguard has analyzed the most popular 100,000 websites for cryptocurrency mining scripts. They found that over 500 million people have been mining cryptocurrencies and “they have no idea it is happening.” Each website running the script earns an estimated $43,000 within the three-week period studied. Also read: Putin Confirms […]

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PR: Uquid ICO Underway – Early Adoption Discounts Still in Effect

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 19:30

PR: Uquid ICO Underway – Early Adoption Discounts Still in Effect

LONDON, England - UQUID, the all-in-one solution for earning, saving, and spending cryptocurrencies, launched its highly anticipated ICO on October 2, 2017. Early adoption discounts are still in effect through October 19.

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Ethereum's Geth Client Finds Vulnerability Less Than Two Days Before Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 14. 19:18

Ethereum's Geth Client Finds Vulnerability Less Than Two Days Before Fork Ethereum's Geth has re-released its Byzantium hard fork software after spotting a bug. But low adoption is concerning with the fork so close.

Ethereum Developers Find Geth Bug as Hard Fork Nears

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 14. 19:18

Ethereum Developers Find Geth Bug as Hard Fork Nears Ethereum's Geth has re-released its Byzantium hard fork software after spotting a bug. But low adoption is concerning with the fork so close.

Canadian Securities Commission Keen to Support Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 19:00

Canadian Securities Commission Keen to Support Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

The Ontario Securities Commission recently declared that it is “keen to support” cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). In addition to its service to help businesses comply with securities laws, it has established a dedicated team to respond quickly to cryptocurrency offerings. Also read: Canadian Securities Commission Grants Bitcoin Fund Manager Registration Keen to Support […]

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The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations (part 3)

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2017. Oct. 14. 17:00

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations (part 3)

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Chapter 1: A Revolution of Rising Expectations (part 3). by Wendy McElroy A lot of people automatically dismiss e-currency as a lost cause because of all the companies that failed since the 1990’s. I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally controlled nature of those systems […]

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The Satoshi Revolution: Politics Versus Ideology (part 3)

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 17:00

The Satoshi Revolution: Politics Versus Ideology (part 3)

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Chapter 1: Politics Versus Ideology (part 3). by Wendy McElroy A lot of people automatically dismiss e-currency as a lost cause because of all the companies that failed since the 1990’s. I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally controlled nature of those systems that doomed […]

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SPV Wallet Bread Lets Users Decide During the Segwit2x Hard Fork

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 14:00

SPV Wallet Bread Lets Users Decide During the Segwit2x Hard Fork

This week the popular bitcoin wallet app for iOS and Android, Bread, announced its contingency plans towards the Segwit2x fork scheduled for this November. Bread says the Segwit2x fork is more complicated due to the lack of built-in replay protection, but its number one priority is keeping customers funds safe and giving users a choice. […]

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State Bank of Mauritius Launches Lending Pilot With Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 14. 12:30

State Bank of Mauritius Launches Lending Pilot With Blockchain Startup A commercial bank in Mauritius has inked a deal with lending startup SALT to trial the use of blockchain-based assets as collateral for loans.

Afraid of ICOs? Bankers Heap Criticism on Token Tech at Exchange Event

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 14. 12:00

Afraid of ICOs? Bankers Heap Criticism on Token Tech at Exchange Event While the ICO market continues to heat up, two top banking executives have spoken of their concerns about the technology.

PR: BitBoost Starts Last Phase of Token Sale After Releasing Decentralized E-Commerce Platform for Testing

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2017. Oct. 14. 11:30

PR: BitBoost Starts Last Phase of Token Sale After Releasing Decentralized E-Commerce Platform for Testing

BitBoost, the blockchain company developing The Block, started its main sale October 10th, at 14:00 UTC. The goal is to sell up to 61 million BBT (BitBoost tokens), after selling almost 5 million tokens during the pre-sale between the 18th and 23rd of September. BBT are the functional tokens needed to create listings in The Block, a blockchain-based marketplace for e-commerce, already in beta testing. This main sale comes just after the first release of The Block´s beta to a pre-registered group of testers.

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JP Morgan Boss Can’t Stop Talking About Bitcoin — Calls Investors “Stupid”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 11:10

JP Morgan Boss Can’t Stop Talking About Bitcoin — Calls Investors “Stupid”

The Wall Street tycoon and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is once again talking about bitcoin investors in a derogatory fashion. On October 12, Dimon told CNBC that he was done talking about bitcoin and that it was basically irrelevant to him. However, Dimon won’t shut up about bitcoin as the bank executive called bitcoin […]

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Logical or Not, Bitcoin's Coming Fork Is Boosting Its Price

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 14. 11:00

Logical or Not, Bitcoin's Coming Fork Is Boosting Its Price Bitcoin is trading at an all-time high, and with another contentious hard fork coming, the reasons why have experts wondering.

Lightning Network Desktop App Now Available for Testing

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 09:30

Lightning Network Desktop App Now Available for Testing

Lightning Network developers released a testnet desktop application today for Lnd. According to the blog post, this will unleash a blitz of testing on the network. The developers actively want technical users to immediately begin experimenting with the application. They provided an official download link from their Github site.  Also read: Judge’s Decision to Delay Bitlicense […]

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Developer Amaury Séchet Discusses the Values of Bitcoin ABC Development

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 07:30

Developer Amaury Séchet Discusses the Values of Bitcoin ABC Development

Over the past two months, the Bitcoin Cash network has been trucking along and currently holds the fourth largest cryptocurrency market capitalization. Recently news.Bitcoin.com covered the project’s current Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA) and the discussions concerning the future of the network’s difficulty change. This week we spoke with the lead developer of the Bitcoin ABC […]

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PBOC Director Advocates State-Issued Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 04:00

PBOC Director Advocates State-Issued Cryptocurrency

The Director of The People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) Digital Currency Research Institute, Yao Qian, has announced his determination that the issuance of a state-owned digital currency is necessary in order to “fundamentally guarantee the market position of… [China’s] currency”, as reported by Chinese media outlet, Yicai. Also Read: Virtual Currencies Expected to Be Regulated in […]

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Big Name Investors Voicing Bitcoin Optimism Are Louder Than Negative Colleagues

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 14. 02:00

Big Name Investors Voicing Bitcoin Optimism Are Louder Than Negative Colleagues

Bitcoin’s price is on a tear in 2017, and it’s hard not to notice the decentralized currency’s spectacular run this year. As the value climbed to new heights this October, surpassing $5800 per BTC across global exchanges, many well-known investors have stated this month that they believe bitcoin’s future will be very bright from here […]

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World Bank President: Everyone Is Excited About Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 23:45

World Bank President: Everyone Is Excited About Blockchain The president of the World Bank issued new statements about blockchain during an interview earlier this week.

Nordic Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

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2017. Oct. 13. 23:00

Nordic Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

A Finland-based law firm, Nordic Law, made an announcement Thursday they would begin accepting bitcoin payments for legal services rendered. Specializing in business and law, the firm recognized their clients’ needs for leveraging alternative forms of payment.  Also read: Remittance Startup Bitspark Drops Bitcoin Over Network Fees The company blog explains: “We have received several inquiries […]

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Cryptocurrencies Expected to Cause “Massive Disruptions” – IMF Managing Director

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 22:05

Cryptocurrencies Expected to Cause “Massive Disruptions” – IMF Managing Director

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde has again addressed the topic of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. At a recent IMF event, Lagarde told reporters that virtual currencies will comprise the catalyst for “massive disruptions” within the financial markets and fintech industries. Also Read: IMF Chief Lagarde Tells Central Bankers: “Not Wise to […]

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At It Again: Dimon Breaks Vow, Says Bitcoin Buyers Will 'Pay the Price'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 21:45

At It Again: Dimon Breaks Vow, Says Bitcoin Buyers Will 'Pay the Price' Just a day after JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon said he wouldn't talk about bitcoin, he issued new remarks about the cryptocurrency.

Zenapay Latest PoS Bitcoin Solution to Enter Projected $50 Billion Cannabis Market

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 21:00

Zenapay Latest PoS Bitcoin Solution to Enter Projected $50 Billion Cannabis Market

US cash-intensive cannabis businesses (420s) are looking for ways to meet customer demand while struggling under federal prohibition. Cryptocurrencies are increasing in popularity with 420s, and now Zenapay is entering the market with its own bitcoin solution. Also read: Indospace Allows Cannabis Merchants to Accept Bitcoin Effortlessly Cannabis Cash The US states comprising its contiguous west, […]

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At Last? Parity Releases Revised Software Ahead of Ethereum Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 20:30

At Last? Parity Releases Revised Software Ahead of Ethereum Hard Fork One of the main providers of software underlying the ethereum protocol has faced delays with its preparations for an upcoming fork.

Basecoin Revealed: A16z, MetaStable Seek Crypto Holy Grail With Stable Token

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 19:45

Basecoin Revealed: A16z, MetaStable Seek Crypto Holy Grail With Stable Token A high-profile group of investors are backing an unknown startup's token sale, in an effort to evolve the "stablecoin" concept.

PR: Smartbillions Has Created the Most Transparent Lottery System in History

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 19:30

PR: Smartbillions Has Created the Most Transparent Lottery System in History

Confidence and trust in lottery agencies has been a hotly debated issue for quite some time. With widely known cases of fraud, such as the one in Pennsylvania (USA), in which the host of a lottery with a prize of $3.5 million (one of the largest at the time) replaced all lottery balls, except those with the numbers 4 and 6, with heavier ones. Working with the assumption that only lighter balls would be selected, the host’s associates placed their bets on all possible combinations of the numbers 4 and 6. The results were as they expected, with the winning combination being 666 ensuring them a nice payday but cheating the general public out of a fair chance to win.

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Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 18:00

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push Ethereum startup ConsenSys unveiled 20 new hires today, drawn from a range of notable companies working with blockchain.

Judge’s Decision to Delay Bitlicense Hearing Considered a ‘Positive Step’

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 17:00

Judge’s Decision to Delay Bitlicense Hearing Considered a ‘Positive Step’

Last April news.Bitcoin.com reported on Theo Chino, the lone bitcoin entrepreneur that’s been fighting the Bitlicense in court for two years. This week during Chino’s case hearing, Judge Carmen Victoria St. George, decided to delay the Bitlicense trial until January 11, 2018, so she can review records used by the previous judge. Also read: Putin […]

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Gibraltar Publishes Draft Regulations for Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 17:00

Gibraltar Publishes Draft Regulations for Blockchain Startups Gibraltar has published a draft of its upcoming regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT).

What Hard Fork? Ether's Price Is Climbing Ahead of Tech Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 16:00

What Hard Fork? Ether's Price Is Climbing Ahead of Tech Upgrade Ether prices are up 11 percent so far today, indicating increasing market confidence that ethereum may sail through its next big upgrade.

Remittance Startup Bitspark Drops Bitcoin Over Network Fees

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 15:00

Remittance Startup Bitspark Drops Bitcoin Over Network Fees

This week the Hong Kong-based bitcoin remittance provider, Bitspark, has announced the firm is switching its services over to the Bitshares blockchain instead of using bitcoin because it is “better suited for the company’s business.” Also read: Putin Tells Central Bank Not to Create Unnecessary Barriers to Cryptocurrencies Bitspark Drops Bitcoin for Bitshares Because of […]

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'Massive Disruption': IMF's Lagarde Says Cryptocurrencies Must Be Taken Seriously

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 14:30

'Massive Disruption': IMF's Lagarde Says Cryptocurrencies Must Be Taken Seriously Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, has warned that central banks and financial services need to pay closer attention to cryptocurrencies.

State of Blockchain Survey: Was Q3 a Mainstream Breakthrough?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 14:00

State of Blockchain Survey: Was Q3 a Mainstream Breakthrough? Was Q3 the biggest-ever for blockchain? Share your thoughts on bitcoin, ICOs and more for our upcoming State of Blockchain survey.

Coinbase Users Can Now Use Bank Accounts to Instantly Purchase Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 13:30

Coinbase Users Can Now Use Bank Accounts to Instantly Purchase Cryptocurrency

San Francisco-based company Coinbase just announced they will allow customers to buy bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin instantly with bank accounts. Each customer can buy up to $25,000 with this service. Previously, people could only conduct instant purchases with debit cards. This service requires users to provide their account numbers and routing numbers.  Also read: The Pirate Bay […]

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Bitcoin's Price Keeps Rising, But Is $6,000 in Reach?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 13:30

Bitcoin's Price Keeps Rising, But Is $6,000 in Reach? Bitcoin hit a new record high of $5,856 this morning, but the question everyone will be asking is, can the rally continue?

No Token Response: UNICEF Is Open to Doing Its Own ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 13:00

No Token Response: UNICEF Is Open to Doing Its Own ICO A UNICEF ICO? The idea doesn't seem so far-fetched to those working at the United Nations programme, despite their humanitarian mandate.

History Repeated? Confidence High Ethereum Will Avoid Blockchain Split

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 12:00

History Repeated? Confidence High Ethereum Will Avoid Blockchain Split About three days before the Byzantium hard fork, developers are by and large optimistic, even though small protest movements continue.

PR: Zavodcoin. Investing in the Piping Industry Made Easy

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 11:30

PR: Zavodcoin. Investing in the Piping Industry Made Easy

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Cherepovets pipe-rolling plant Reorganization of production with funds attracted through […]

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Spanish Telco Telefonica Hints at Blockchain Role in Data Tracking

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 11:15

Spanish Telco Telefonica Hints at Blockchain Role in Data Tracking Telefonica has filed for a patent outlining a potential type of data transfer network, using a blockchain to ensure reliability.

Bank of Lithuania Discourages Financial Institutions From Dealing With Virtual Currencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 11:00

Bank of Lithuania Discourages Financial Institutions From Dealing With Virtual Currencies

The Bank of Lithuania has issued an official position regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies, in which the central bank encourages banks to withhold financial services from businesses operating with virtual currencies. Lithuania’s central bank also expressed its belief that ICOs should be regulated as securities. Also Read: Lithuania Shows ‘Serious Intentions’ in Blockchain Innovation […]

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No 'Token' Response: UNICEF Is Open to Launching Its Own ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 10:17

No 'Token' Response: UNICEF Is Open to Launching Its Own ICO A UNICEF ICO? The idea doesn't seem so far-fetched to those working at the United Nations programme, despite their humanitarian mandate.

$5,856: Bitcoin Price Hits New Record High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 10:00

$5,856: Bitcoin Price Hits New Record High The value of a bitcoin reached a new all-time high of $5,856 this morning amid a market that is fast recovering from regulatory news in China.

$5,800: Bitcoin Price Hits New Record High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 10:00

$5,800: Bitcoin Price Hits New Record High The value of a bitcoin reached a new all-time high of $5,856 this morning amid a market that is fast recovering from regulatory news in China.

$5,800: Bitcoin Price Sets New Record

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 10:00

$5,800: Bitcoin Price Sets New Record The value of a bitcoin reached a new all-time high of $5,856 this morning amid a market that is fast recovering from regulatory news in China.

It's Unanimous: Swift Blockchain Success Sets Stage for Sibos

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 10:00

It's Unanimous: Swift Blockchain Success Sets Stage for Sibos Swift declares its blockchain proof-of-concept a success, but in the build up to its biggest annual event, implementation is far from certain.

Swift Blockchain Success Sets Stage for Sibos

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 10:00

Swift Blockchain Success Sets Stage for Sibos Swift declares its blockchain proof-of-concept a success, but in the build up to its biggest annual event, implementation is far from certain.

Fueled by Bitcoin, Fintech Booms in Europe as its Banking Cartels Aim to Slow Pace

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 07:30

Fueled by Bitcoin, Fintech Booms in Europe as its Banking Cartels Aim to Slow Pace

Legacy banking in Europe colludes to deny access to financial technology (fintech) companies, bitcoin-related and others, in an effort to retard growth, the European Commission alleges.  Also read: England Can Now Use Left-Over Change to Automatically Buy Bitcoin Europe’s Envious Problem Seemingly overnight, fintech companies, and those related, swooped and drained billions from a lucrative lending […]

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Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Peaks Past $5800 Across Global Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 13. 06:54

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Peaks Past $5800 Across Global Exchanges

The price of bitcoin has finally surpassed the $5K territory after a few teases this past spring and summer. During the earlier hours of October 12, bitcoin’s market value spiked past the $5,000 range and has reached an all-time high of $5846 per BTC across popular global exchanges. Bitcoin’s pathway to $6K is within sight.  […]

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PBoC Digital Currency Director Calls for Centralized State Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 02:30

PBoC Digital Currency Director Calls for Centralized State Cryptocurrency The head of digital currency research at the People's Bank of China offered up new critiques of bitcoin today, arguing it will never pass muster as a currency.

Nasdaq CEO: Exchange Is Staying Away from ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 13. 01:30

Nasdaq CEO: Exchange Is Staying Away from ICOs Nasdaq's CEO says the exchange operator has no intention to work with initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Wall Street Analyst Bernstein: Bitcoin Is a 'Censorship Resistant Asset Class'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 23:30

Wall Street Analyst Bernstein: Bitcoin Is a 'Censorship Resistant Asset Class' Wall Street analyst Bernstein explored the question of whether bitcoin is money in a new note to clients this week.

UK’s Tickmill Adds Bitcoin to its Forex Platform

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 22:30

UK’s Tickmill Adds Bitcoin to its Forex Platform

United Kingdom dominance in the European financial technology sector continues with over-the-counter (OTC) exchange Tickmill trading in bitcoin. Also read: Major Russian Forex Broker Alpari Launches Bitcoin Trading Pairs Tickmill, Gold to Bitcoin A quick press release announced excitedly the company’s venturing into bitcoin, “one of the world’s most popular cryptocurrencies has joined our growing […]

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Slovenia's Prime Minister Lauds Nation as 'Blockchain-Friendly Destination'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 21:30

Slovenia's Prime Minister Lauds Nation as 'Blockchain-Friendly Destination' Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar has charted an ambitious course for blockchain in the European country.

Ethereum Software Sees Delay Ahead of Byzantium Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 20:00

Ethereum Software Sees Delay Ahead of Byzantium Fork With only around three days to go before ethereum launches into Byzantium, the second largest client is struggling to meet the deadline.

PR: IOT Start-Up Exxor in Partnership with Samsung

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 19:30

PR: IOT Start-Up Exxor in Partnership with Samsung

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The Internet of Things and Blockchain have changed the way […]

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The Pirate Bay Resumes Running In-Browser Javascript Cryptocurrency Miners

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 19:25

The Pirate Bay Resumes Running In-Browser Javascript Cryptocurrency Miners

The major torrenting website, The Pirate Bay, is reported to again be using cryptocurrency mining scripts on its website. Last month, it was discovered that The Pirate Bay had embedded multiple Monero miners on its website, which the company claimed was being trialed as an alternative revenue model to hosting ads. Also Read: Pirate Bay Founder’s […]

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Sweden's Government to Sell Seized Bitcoin in Open Auction

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 19:00

Sweden's Government to Sell Seized Bitcoin in Open Auction The Swedish government is to hold a week-long bitcoin auction, starting today, with 0.6 BTC for up for grabs.

Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin: Coinbase Enables 'Instant' Purchases for US Buyers

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 18:00

Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin: Coinbase Enables 'Instant' Purchases for US Buyers Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that purchases of bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin will now be instant – for some customers.

Rally Restored? Bitcoin Is Up 75 Percent from 30-Day Lows

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 17:15

Rally Restored? Bitcoin Is Up 75 Percent from 30-Day Lows The price of bitcoin is back above $5,000 – but while this is a slight month-over-month gain, the delta in that time may be one worth analyzing.

Jamie Dimon Says He's Done Talking About Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 16:00

Jamie Dimon Says He's Done Talking About Bitcoin Jamie Dimon, head of Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase, has said he won't be talking about bitcoin following his controversial "fraud" comment.

Iranian Computer Hardware Company Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 15:30

Iranian Computer Hardware Company Accepts Bitcoin

Lioncomputer is an Iranian computing hardware company that has been operating since 2013. Yasser Ahmadi of Lioncomputer told news.Bitcoin.com that Lioncomputer has sought to actively engage with the Iranian bitcoin mining community, stating that the company “has supported miners through mining forums and provid[ed] them with the latest mining hardware.” Mr. Ahmadi claims that Lioncomputing […]

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Why HODLing Is Hobbling Bitcoin's Prospects as a Common Currency

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 15:00

Why HODLing Is Hobbling Bitcoin's Prospects as a Common Currency Bitcoin’s appeal as an investment could diminish its effectiveness as a currency, and alternative models should be tested, writes Michael Casey.

Accenture Develops DLT Prototypes for Singapore's Central Bank

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 14:00

Accenture Develops DLT Prototypes for Singapore's Central Bank Professional services firm Accenture is working on several prototypes being developed as part of Singapore's "Project Ubin" blockchain initiative.

Swedish Officials Settle First Debt in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 13:30

Swedish Officials Settle First Debt in Bitcoin

Swedish officials with the Swedish Enforcement Authority has settled a debt with bitcoin. This is the first time the enforcement agency in the country accepted bitcoin as payment rendered for debt owed to the State.  Also read: Panama City Strip Mall Merchants Embrace Bitcoin Customers New Asset For Use by the Swedish Enforcement Authority An officer working […]

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Putin Confirms Russia Will Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 13:00

Putin Confirms Russia Will Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Following the meeting with Vladimir Putin, Russian regulators announced that cryptocurrencies will officially be regulated in Russia. The central bank and the finance ministry will now work together to come up with one draft law to provide a basic regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, which is expected by the year’s end. Also read: Putin […]

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$5,160: Bitcoin Buoyant as Price Sets New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 13:00

$5,160: Bitcoin Buoyant as Price Sets New All-Time High Bitcoin is has reached a new all-time high today, with prices hitting a record $5,161.

$5,200: Bitcoin Buoyant as Price Sets New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 13:00

$5,200: Bitcoin Buoyant as Price Sets New All-Time High Bitcoin is has reached a new all-time high today, with prices hitting a record $5,161.

Users Can Now Store and Exchange Bitcoin Cash Via the Blockchain Wallet

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 12:30

Users Can Now Store and Exchange Bitcoin Cash Via the Blockchain Wallet

On October 11 the cryptocurrency based multi-service provider, Blockchain, announced the company is now allowing access to Bitcoin Cash using the company’s wallet service. Also Read: XBT Provider Launches First Ethereum Exchange-Traded Notes The Cryptocurrency Wallet Provider Blockchain Adds Bitcoin Cash Support Blockchain, the popular cryptocurrency wallet and block explorer service created in August 2011, has […]

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US State Department Seeks Blockchain Boost Amid $10 Billion Reboot

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 12:00

US State Department Seeks Blockchain Boost Amid $10 Billion Reboot Could blockchain underpin a U.S. State Department overhaul? Members of the department and blockchain startups are encouraged after a recent forum.

PR: Mirocana. Complex AI Trading Algorithms Are Available Now

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 11:30

PR: Mirocana. Complex AI Trading Algorithms Are Available Now

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Financial trends were always hard to predict even by careful […]

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Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000 USD to Establish New All-Time High

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 11:27

Bitcoin Surges Past $5,000 USD to Establish New All-Time High

The price of bitcoin has surged past $5,000 USD today, establishing a new all-time high. The major milestone comprises a complete reversal of the approximately 40 percent drop triggered by China’s cryptocurrency crackdown last month. Also Read: Japan Emerges as the World’s Foremost Hotbed of Bitcoin Trading The Price of Bitcoin Established a New All-Time High […]

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SEC Unprepared for Bitcoin, Applications Denied and Withdrawn as a Result

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 11:00

SEC Unprepared for Bitcoin, Applications Denied and Withdrawn as a Result

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the U.S.’s independent exchange gatekeeper: without its blessing mainstream trading is not possible. It continues to frustrate would-be bitcoin exchange applicants who are now withdrawing. Even its former head has doubts about the SEC’s competence when it comes to bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Core Developer Appeals to SEC Regarding […]

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Ukraine to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Under Proposed Law

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 11:00

Ukraine to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Under Proposed Law A cryptocurrency bill has been submitted to Ukraine's national legislature, setting the stage for new regulations in the country.

Just SegWit? Bitcoin Core Is Already Working on a New Scaling Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 12. 10:00

Just SegWit? Bitcoin Core Is Already Working on a New Scaling Upgrade Bitcoin developers are making progress on Schnorr, a function for aggregating signatures and in turn, a way to increase the capacity of the network.

Bitcoin.org Publishes List Against Businesses and Miners Supporting the 2X Fork

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 09:30

Bitcoin.org Publishes List Against Businesses and Miners Supporting the 2X Fork

On October 11, the web portal Bitcoin.org published its controversial hard fork warning update that contains a list of companies and services that have pledged to support the Segwit2x hard fork this November. The website operators believe the 2MB fork is not supported by the majority of users and developers within the bitcoin ecosystem, and […]

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South Korean Payment App Toss to Add Bitcoin Transactions

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 07:00

South Korean Payment App Toss to Add Bitcoin Transactions

Former South Korean dentist hoped to smooth payment transactions. He stopped pulling teeth, and began working on a solution. His eighth iteration became Toss, a way to send and receive money peer-to-peer (P2P). Its next step includes bitcoin and even real estate transactions.  Also read: South Korean Crypto Community to Push Back Against ICO Ban South […]

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The Bitcoin Gold Project Responds to Negative Criticism

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 03:30

The Bitcoin Gold Project Responds to Negative Criticism

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the alleged hard fork project, Bitcoin Gold, that’s supposedly scheduled to take place on October 25. We also we investigated the project further, while asking the lead developer some questions concerning this proposed fork. Now with only fifteen days left until the team tries to fork the bitcoin protocol, individuals […]

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XBT Provider Launches First Ethereum Exchange-Traded Notes

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 12. 00:30

XBT Provider Launches First Ethereum Exchange-Traded Notes

The issuer of the world’s first bitcoin exchange-traded notes (ETN), XBT Provider, has announced the launch of the first ethereum ETNs. XBT Provider will launch two exchange-traded notes – Ether Tracker One (COINETH) and Ether Tracker Euro (COINETHE). Also Read: XBT Provider Fined by Nasdaq XBT Provider Has Announced the Launch of Two Ethereum ETNs XBT […]

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IBM, Hyperledger Join Blockchain Identity Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 23:40

IBM, Hyperledger Join Blockchain Identity Consortium The two enterprise blockchain heavyweights join a diverse group of partners, ranging from other big corporates (Microsoft, Accenture) to startups.

Lithuania's Central Bank Publishes New ICO Guidance

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 21:30

Lithuania's Central Bank Publishes New ICO Guidance Lithuania's central bank has published a new position note on the legality of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Japan Emerges as the World’s Foremost Hotbed of Bitcoin Trading

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 21:03

Japan Emerges as the World’s Foremost Hotbed of Bitcoin Trading

Japan has emerged as the largest market for bitcoin trading by volume. This represents a shift from the market dominance controlled by China as a result of the Chinese government blanket banning exchange platforms. Japan, along with South Korea to some extent, now represent major hubs of crypto-finance across the globe.  Also read: Two More Bitcoin […]

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The Byzantium Countdown: What's Left Before Ethereum's Next Fork?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 20:00

The Byzantium Countdown: What's Left Before Ethereum's Next Fork? With only days remaining before ethereum's next hard fork, CoinDesk outlines how stakeholders are moving forward to prepare.

PR: What’s Killing Cryptocurrency at the Point-Of-Sale and How Graft Can Prevent It

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 19:30

PR: What’s Killing Cryptocurrency at the Point-Of-Sale and How Graft Can Prevent It

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Credit cards have been a staple payment method for the […]

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ASX Request Forces Public Gaming Firm to Spin Out New ICO Startup

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 19:00

ASX Request Forces Public Gaming Firm to Spin Out New ICO Startup Australia-based gaming company iCandy Interactive has been forced to alter plans to launch a token for a planned gaming marketplace.

Cambodia’s First Bitcoin Point-of-Sale System Debuts Amid Currency Debate

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 19:00

Cambodia’s First Bitcoin Point-of-Sale System Debuts Amid Currency Debate

Expats living in The Kingdom of Cambodia brings the country one step closer toward broader bitcoin adoption with a Point-of-Sale (PoS) merchant gateway.  Also read: Regulations Push Chinese Bitcoin Volumes to OTC and Neighboring Countries Cambodia, Land of Currency Fervor Quietly, Cambodia has racked up solid economic gains now spanning more than a decade. Inflation is […]

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Nearing Bottom? Litecoin Prices Consolidating After Rough September

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 18:00

Nearing Bottom? Litecoin Prices Consolidating After Rough September September was a tough month for litecoin's price, but recent developments suggest that a floor may be forming in the market.

Panama City Strip Mall Merchants Embrace Bitcoin Customers

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 17:00

Panama City Strip Mall Merchants Embrace Bitcoin Customers

Last month news.Bitcoin.com reported on the grand opening of the Panama Blockchain Embassy, located at the Balboa Boutiques strip mall in Panama City. This week Jorge Farias, the founder of the digital assets provider, Cryptobuyer, has announced the company is persuading the entire strip mall’s merchants to accept bitcoin and so far the startup has […]

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Bitcoin-Ethereum Atomic Swap Code Now Open Source

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 17:00

Bitcoin-Ethereum Atomic Swap Code Now Open Source Developers have directly traded bitcoin for ethereum using an in-progress technology that aims to replace cryptocurrency exchanges with code.

Billionaire Mike Novogratz: Bitcoin's Price Will Reach $10k in Less Than a Year

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 15:30

Billionaire Mike Novogratz: Bitcoin's Price Will Reach $10k in Less Than a Year Ex-fund manager Michael Novogratz has said in an interview that he believes the value of a bitcoin will reach $10,000 in six to 10 months.

Still Alive: NY Judge Delays Decision in Fight Against BitLicense

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 14:30

Still Alive: NY Judge Delays Decision in Fight Against BitLicense One New Yorker's fight against state's BitLicense just had a good day in court, with the judge pushing her final decision to next year.

Morningstar Japan Starts Ratings Business for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 14:00

Morningstar Japan Starts Ratings Business for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

The Japanese subsidiary of Morningstar has launched a new business to provide ratings of digital currencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). While there is no law in Japan specifically targeting ICOs, their tokens can be subject to various laws such as securities laws and consumer contract law. Also read: Putin Tells Central Bank Not to Create […]

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Bitcoin Stumbles Near New High But $5k Still in Play

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 13:30

Bitcoin Stumbles Near New High But $5k Still in Play Bitcoin bears may have had the upper hand in their fight with the bulls on Tuesday, but the cryptocurrency is still on the hunt for $5,000 levels.

Ethereum First: Investment Product Opens for Trading on Nasdaq Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 12:45

Ethereum First: Investment Product Opens for Trading on Nasdaq Exchange A first-of-its-kind investment product focused on the cryptocurrency ether is set to make its debut on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange.

Two More Bitcoin Startups Reveal Hard Fork Contingency Plans

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 12:02

Two More Bitcoin Startups Reveal Hard Fork Contingency Plans

This week two more bitcoin-based businesses announced their company’s stance towards the upcoming 2MB hard fork this November. The fork will be implemented by the Segwit2x (BTC1) working group roughly around Saturday, November 18, 2017. The two firms Xapo and Surbtc explained to their customers how they would handle the consensus change that’s just a […]

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Financial Forecaster Gary Shilling Won't Invest In a 'Black Box' Like Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 12:00

Financial Forecaster Gary Shilling Won't Invest In a 'Black Box' Like Bitcoin Financial forecaster Gary Shilling has said in an interview that he does not understand bitcoin and has no plans to invest in it.

PR: Etherparty Expands Globally with DCX Partnership

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 11:30

PR: Etherparty Expands Globally with DCX Partnership

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. VANCOUVER, Canada, — Easy-to-use smart contracts creation platform Etherparty has […]

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IT Giant Fujitsu Joins Major Banks for Blockchain Money Transfer Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 11:30

IT Giant Fujitsu Joins Major Banks for Blockchain Money Transfer Pilot Japanese IT giant Fujitsu and three major banks have announced plans to pilot a peer-to-peer money transfer system built with blockchain technology.

Ripio Raises $31 Million in Private Ethereum Token Sale

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 11. 11:11

Ripio Raises $31 Million in Private Ethereum Token Sale Bitcoin startup Ripio has raised $31 million as part of a token presale ahead of a new credit network launch.

The Decentralize Your Life Tour Promotes Freedom Cells Throughout the U.S.

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 09:30

The Decentralize Your Life Tour Promotes Freedom Cells Throughout the U.S.

This past July news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Derrick Broze host of the Conscious Resistance Network about the first leg of his Decentralize Your Life 2017 tour. This week we caught up with Broze at the end of his travels across the U.S. throughout the Midwest and West Coast part of his visit to discuss how the trip […]

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Putin Tells Central Bank Not to Create Unnecessary Barriers to Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 08:00

Putin Tells Central Bank Not to Create Unnecessary Barriers to Cryptocurrencies

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss cryptocurrencies. It was attended by top regulators including the central bank governor, her deputy, and the finance minister. While Putin acknowledged the risks associated with cryptocurrencies, he stressed the importance to not “build up unnecessary barriers” for new technologies. Also […]

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RoboForex Launches CFD Trading for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 05:30

RoboForex Launches CFD Trading for Bitcoin

Another international brokerage firm just entered into the bitcoin ecosystem. Roboforex out of Cyprus added bitcoin CFD trading on their platform. This means clients will have indirect exposure to bitcoin, and speculate on the shorts and gains of bitcoin. The firm has also added ethereum to their available trading pairs. The company decided to add the […]

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Circle Pay for Europe, Circle Trading for Whales

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 11. 02:30

Circle Pay for Europe, Circle Trading for Whales

Text messages and blog opinions travel flawlessly around the world, and for free. Circle Pay believes money should do the same. France and Italy are its new proving grounds. Its parent company is encouraging institutional investors to trade crypto assets with Circle Trading, an over-the-counter (OTC) brand, which offers bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.  Also read: […]

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Minimalist Family Sells Everything for Bitcoin Hoping It Pays Off

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 23:00

Minimalist Family Sells Everything for Bitcoin Hoping It Pays Off

Some people are very passionate about bitcoin, and then some people are really big believers in the cryptocurrency revolution. One such person is 39-year-old, Didi Taihuttu, a Netherlands native that’s been selling everything he owns including his home and valuable belongings for bitcoin. Also read: Markets Update: The Bitcoin Price Rocket Blasts Off Again This Family […]

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PR: Viewly Pre-Ico Is Live, Min-Cap Hit, Currently at 70% of the Hard-Cap. Only a Few Days Left

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 22:25

PR: Viewly Pre-Ico Is Live, Min-Cap Hit, Currently at 70% of the Hard-Cap. Only a Few Days Left

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. We are happy to announce that Vasja Zupan, COO of […]

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Ukraine Proposes Law to Completely Legalize Cryptocurrency Transactions

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 21:58

Ukraine Proposes Law to Completely Legalize Cryptocurrency Transactions

The first draft of a bill to legalize all cryptocurrency transactions in Ukraine has been submitted to its Parliament. Initiated by a group of deputies, the bill proposes to define cryptocurrencies including bitcoin as legal properties which can be exchanged for goods and services. Also read: Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card […]

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Vladimir Putin: Cryptocurrency Poses 'Serious Risks'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 21:45

Vladimir Putin: Cryptocurrency Poses 'Serious Risks' Russian President Vladimir Putin said cryptocurrencies carry high risks as the government moves toward new regulations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin: Cryptocurrency Poses 'Serious Risks'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 21:45

Russian President Vladimir Putin: Cryptocurrency Poses 'Serious Risks' Russian President Vladimir Putin said cryptocurrencies carry high risks as the government moves toward new regulations.

Russia’s Finance Ministry Proposes Registering Cryptocurrency Miners and Licensing Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 21:30

Russia’s Finance Ministry Proposes Registering Cryptocurrency Miners and Licensing Exchanges

At a meeting of regulators on Monday, the Russian Finance Ministry proposed to register cryptocurrency miners as well as to license exchanges dealing with them. A State Duma Deputy also made a proposal to officially legalize mining in order to tax miners and to only allow banks to exchange cryptocurrencies to rubles. Also read: Japan’s Largest […]

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Porn Star Tempts Russian Prime Minister to Legalize Cryptocurrencies in a Video Message

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 21:00

Porn Star Tempts Russian Prime Minister to Legalize Cryptocurrencies in a Video Message

Russian porn actress Ekaterina Makarova has recorded a video message to urge her country’s regulators, including the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, to legalize cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether. In return, she offered to make their fantasies come true. Also read: Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card Makarova’s Proposal Russian porn star […]

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Bitcoin Endures Instantaneous Flash Crash on Major Price Index

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 20:30

Bitcoin Endures Instantaneous Flash Crash on Major Price Index

Bitcoin endured a flash crash early Tuesday morning. In just a few minutes, bitcoin plummeted $600. However, it quickly regained its footing. The crash resembles the Ethereum flash crash that occurred back in June. Also read: Vanuatu Becomes First Nation to Accept Bitcoin in Exchange for Citizenship According to a CNBC article, bitcoin hit a high of $4,867 […]

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Abu Dhabi to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities and ICOs as ‘Specified Investments’

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 20:00

Abu Dhabi to Regulate Cryptocurrencies as Commodities and ICOs as ‘Specified Investments’

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published its position regarding cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) under the Financial Services and Markets Regulations (FSMR). The ADGM recognizes that attempting to develop a one size fits all regulatory apparatus for the cryptocurrency industries is inappropriate, and will approach cryptocurrencies […]

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Australian University Tests Blockchain in Bid to Back Up Academic Credentials

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 20:00

Australian University Tests Blockchain in Bid to Back Up Academic Credentials The University of Melbourne is testing a new system for storing academic credential information on a blockchain.

Pakistan Government to Put the Searchlight on Bitcoin Traders Says Local Media

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 19:05

Pakistan Government to Put the Searchlight on Bitcoin Traders Says Local Media

Powerful Pakistan government and media officials appear to be contradicting the domestic population’s embrace of bitcoin.    Also read: Pakistan Set to Become a Major Bitcoin Hub Pakistan Government on the Defensive, Maybe Karachi, Pakistan’s Dawn, a widely circulated and read periodical and website in English, is rather cosmopolitan. Covering bitcoin, however, its website curation seems to have […]

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Abu Dhabi Markets Regulator Publishes ICO Guidance

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 18:45

Abu Dhabi Markets Regulator Publishes ICO Guidance The UAE's Abu Dhabi has released new guidelines for those looking to organize or participate in an initial coin offering (ICO).

Back Above $300: Is Ether Building Momentum?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 17:35

Back Above $300: Is Ether Building Momentum? The ether-US dollar exchange may be primed for a move a week before ethereum's upcoming Byzantium hard fork.

Russia to Block Access to Cryptocurrency Exchange Websites

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 17:21

Russia to Block Access to Cryptocurrency Exchange Websites

The first deputy Governor of Russia’s Central Bank, Sergei Shvetsov, is reported to have stated that Russia will move to institute a nationwide ban on access to cryptocurrency exchange websites. Also Read: Russia’s Central Bank Instructs Clearinghouse Not to Settle Cryptocurrency Contracts The Bank of Russia and the Prosecutor General’s Office Are Expected to Block Access to […]

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50 Startups: Central Bank Director Touts Singapore as Blockchain Hub

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 17:00

50 Startups: Central Bank Director Touts Singapore as Blockchain Hub Dozens of startups are now working with blockchain in Singapore, according to an official for the city-state's de facto central bank.

Torrent Website Offers Users Rewards for Cryptocurrency Mining

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 16:00

Torrent Website Offers Users Rewards for Cryptocurrency Mining The recent trend of websites installing cryptocurrency miners to harness visitors' processing power has taken a more positive twist, a report says.

100 and Counting: Ripple Adds New Members to Distributed Ledger Network

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 15:00

100 and Counting: Ripple Adds New Members to Distributed Ledger Network Ripple has added nine new members to cross-border payment solution RippleNet, bringing the number of clients over 100.

No Nuclear: Japan's Biggest Utility Turns to Blockchain in Power Pivot

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 15:00

No Nuclear: Japan's Biggest Utility Turns to Blockchain in Power Pivot Inside Japan's largest energy firm, one man is looking to blockchain to decrease the country's reliance on nuclear – and prevent another disaster.

No More Nuclear: Japan's Biggest Utility Turns to Blockchain in Power Pivot

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 15:00

No More Nuclear: Japan's Biggest Utility Turns to Blockchain in Power Pivot Inside Japan's largest energy firm, one man is looking to blockchain to decrease the country's reliance on nuclear – and prevent another disaster.

Russia's Central Bank Backs Move to Block Bitcoin Websites

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 14:30

Russia's Central Bank Backs Move to Block Bitcoin Websites An official from Russia's central bank has said his institution will back efforts to block access to websites selling cryptocurrencies in the country.

$5,000 in Reach? Bitcoin Falls Back After Hitting 5-Week High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 13:35

$5,000 in Reach? Bitcoin Falls Back After Hitting 5-Week High The price of bitcoin surged yesterday – but is it ready to take these gains higher? Chart analysis suggests $5,000 could be within reach.

Dubai Land Department Launches Blockchain Real Estate Initiative

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 13:04

Dubai Land Department Launches Blockchain Real Estate Initiative The Dubai Land Department is framing a new real estate blockchain as a way to build investor confidence and add conveniences for tenants.

PR: Smartlands Platform Attracted Early-Bird Investors

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 12:30

PR: Smartlands Platform Attracted Early-Bird Investors

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The cryptoinvestors community put faith in Smartlands Platform and its […]

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No Fraud: Ex-JPMorgan Trader Masters Thinks Bitcoin Breakout Just Beginning

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 12:00

No Fraud: Ex-JPMorgan Trader Masters Thinks Bitcoin Breakout Just Beginning Danny Masters traded commodities at some of the top financial institutions, but now he's going toe-to-toe with them, betting big on bitcoin.

A Fraud? Ex-JPMorgan Trader Masters Thinks Bitcoin Breakout Just Beginning

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 12:00

A Fraud? Ex-JPMorgan Trader Masters Thinks Bitcoin Breakout Just Beginning Danny Masters traded commodities at some of the top financial institutions, but now he's going toe-to-toe with them, betting big on bitcoin.

Vanuatu Becomes First Nation to Accept Bitcoin in Exchange for Citizenship

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 11:55

Vanuatu Becomes First Nation to Accept Bitcoin in Exchange for Citizenship

The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has become host to the world’s first government to accept bitcoin in exchange for citizenship. Vanuatu’s citizenship program costs $200,000 USD, meaning that at current prices the residency program costs less than 41.5 bitcoins. Also Read: Nation of Vanuatu Embraces Bitcoin Payments for Farmland Vanuatu Has Become the First […]

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Ex-IMF Economist Kenneth Rogoff Joins 'Bitcoin Will Collapse' Chorus

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 11:00

Ex-IMF Economist Kenneth Rogoff Joins 'Bitcoin Will Collapse' Chorus A former IMF economist has joined the chorus of critical voices on bitcoin of late, going so far as to predict that its price will collapse.

Ready for Takeoff? Lufthansa Strikes Deal With Blockchain ICO Startup

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 10:00

Ready for Takeoff? Lufthansa Strikes Deal With Blockchain ICO Startup Major European airline Lufthansa is partnering with a startup called Winding Tree to develop a blockchain-based travel marketplace with its own token.

Markets Update: The Bitcoin Price Rocket Blasts Off Again

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 07:30

Markets Update: The Bitcoin Price Rocket Blasts Off Again

As we predicted in our last markets update, bitcoin markets were behaving like a shaken can of soda — waiting to pop. The bitcoin price rocket started its ascent yesterday surpassing the $4,500 zone. Then the price of bitcoin blasted to a high of $4,865 just 24-hours later on October 9. As the fork(s) loom in […]

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Indian State Partners With Blockchain Startup for Land Registry Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 10. 07:30

Indian State Partners With Blockchain Startup for Land Registry Pilot Andhra Pradesh is advancing its work with blockchain with a new pilot focused on land registry data.

Cointracking.info Aims to Make Cryptocurrency Portfolios Easier to Track

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 07:00

Cointracking.info Aims to Make Cryptocurrency Portfolios Easier to Track

As cryptocurrency trading and investment become more prevalent, users often find that they need tools to track their portfolios to analyze gains or losses for tax and recordkeeping purposes. This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Dario Kachel, the founder of Cointracking.info, a digital asset tracking service for investors and traders. Also Read: Node40 Introduces Easy-To-Use Tax Compliance […]

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Japanese Renewable Energy Provider Offers Low Flat-Rate Electricity for Crypto Miners

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 10. 01:00

Japanese Renewable Energy Provider Offers Low Flat-Rate Electricity for Crypto Miners

Japanese renewable energy provider, Looop, has announced an electricity plan aimed at reducing costs for bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners. The plan charges a flat monthly fee for electricity usage of up to a certain level in the Tokyo Electric Power Company service area. Also read: Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card […]

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#Bitcoin price is closing in on its all-time high.

bitcoinful

2017. Oct. 09. 22:40

#Bitcoin price is closing in on its all-time high.

#Bitcoin price is closing in on its all-time high.

Bitcoin Has Caught the Attention of Tanzania’s Central Bank

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 21:00

Bitcoin Has Caught the Attention of Tanzania’s Central Bank

Bitcoin is growing popular throughout a few regions within the giant continent of Africa. One of these areas seeing bitcoin growth is the United Republic of Tanzania. Due to the rise in interest towards bitcoin from Tanzanian citizens the Bank of Tanzania governor, Benno Ndulu, expressed some concerns about the decentralized currency this week. Also […]

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#Bitcoin price is closing in on its all-time high.

bitcoinful

2017. Oct. 09. 20:40

#Bitcoin price is closing in on its all-time high.

#Bitcoin price is closing in on its all-time high.

Bitcoin Group SE Shares Skyrocket Along with Bitcoin’s Ascent

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 20:00

Bitcoin Group SE Shares Skyrocket Along with Bitcoin’s Ascent

Shares of the company Bitcoin Group SE have skyrocketed along with the rise of bitcoin’s price. Its shares have almost doubled since the previous year. Their value moved from EUR 775 ($909.35) to EUR 1,770 ($2076.83) this year, according to a German financial press release. The company is now also trading on Avanza, which is Sweden’s largest […]

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Corda for Cargo: R3 Inks Another Trade Finance Partnership

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 18:00

Corda for Cargo: R3 Inks Another Trade Finance Partnership R3 has partnered with trade finance technology provider Bolero to make electronic bills of lading widely usable.

The Texas Bitcoin Conference is Coming Back to Austin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 17:30

The Texas Bitcoin Conference is Coming Back to Austin

This month on October 28-29, 2017 the Texas Bitcoin Conference is coming to the Canyon View Event Center in Austin, Texas. The two-day event aims to showcase the transformative blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution taking place worldwide. Also Read: AMF Concludes ICOs Have No Legal Status Under French Law The Texas Bitcoin Conference 2017 The Texas Bitcoin […]

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Overstock's Regulated Token Exchange Will Launch with Own ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 17:00

Overstock's Regulated Token Exchange Will Launch with Own ICO Retail giant Overstock.com is to launch its new regulated token exchange with its own initial coin offering (ICO), according to a news report.

On the Rebound? Ripple's XRP Price Jumps to 7-Week High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 16:00

On the Rebound? Ripple's XRP Price Jumps to 7-Week High Ripple's native cryptocurrency XRP surprised observers with a jump to a near seven-week high of $0.28 yesterday.

Ripple Rebound? XRP Price Jumps to 7-Week High

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 16:00

Ripple Rebound? XRP Price Jumps to 7-Week High Ripple's native cryptocurrency XRP surprised observers with a jump to a near seven-week high of $0.28 yesterday.

Lightning Network Centralization Leads to Economic Censorship

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 15:30

Lightning Network Centralization Leads to Economic Censorship

Written by Jonald Fyookball. A few months ago, I wrote an article called “Mathematical Proof That the Lightning Network Cannot Be a Decentralized Bitcoin Scaling Solution”. It received quite a bit of attention, both positive and negative. Now it seems that the realities of LN’s limitations are being accepted, and new narratives are forming to justify the […]

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Transparent ICOs? Blockchain Projects Prove Value with New Accounting Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 15:00

Transparent ICOs? Blockchain Projects Prove Value with New Accounting Tech Blockchain startup Balanc3 is launching a new accounting platform for ICOs, one aimed to give both issuers and investors more peace of mind.

Regulated Cryptocurrency Betting Just Got a Big Boost in Europe

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 14:00

Regulated Cryptocurrency Betting Just Got a Big Boost in Europe Cryptocurrency gambling is opening up across a large swathe of Europe, as Malta licenses eSports platform Unikrn.

BitPay Is Growing? Startup Suspicions Are Fueling Bitcoin's Fork Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 13:00

BitPay Is Growing? Startup Suspicions Are Fueling Bitcoin's Fork Debate Should bitcoin's technology change to accommodate merchant users? New data from one of the network's biggest startups is fueling the debate.

BitPay Is Growing? How Startup Suspicions Are Fueling Bitcoin's Fork Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 13:00

BitPay Is Growing? How Startup Suspicions Are Fueling Bitcoin's Fork Debate Should bitcoin's technology change to accommodate merchant users? New data from one of the network's biggest startups is fueling the debate.

The CFTC Still Doesn't Know What Constitutes Cryptocurrency 'Delivery'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 12:00

The CFTC Still Doesn't Know What Constitutes Cryptocurrency 'Delivery' The CFTC is still working on rules to define when a digital commodity like bitcoin has been "delivered," an official has said.

The CFTC Is Still Considering a Cryptocurrency 'Delivery' Definition

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 12:00

The CFTC Is Still Considering a Cryptocurrency 'Delivery' Definition The CFTC is still working on rules to define when a digital commodity like bitcoin has been "delivered," an official has said.

PR: Worldcore Payment Institution Raises over $5 Million in the First Presale Days of Its Upcoming ICO

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 11:30

PR: Worldcore Payment Institution Raises over $5 Million in the First Presale Days of Its Upcoming ICO

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Worldcore, the highly anticipated Blockchain Payment Institution continues a successful […]

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France Is Close to Issuing a Position on ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 11:00

France Is Close to Issuing a Position on ICOs France is moving toward formal rules around initial coin offerings, a senior regulator said last week.

Car Sharing Firm Gets $10 Million, Adds Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 10:00

Car Sharing Firm Gets $10 Million, Adds Bitcoin Payments

The India-based, Y-Combinator-backed car sharing firm, Drivezy, just raised Rs 65 crore ($10 million). The company has used the funds partly to begin accepting bitcoin payments on their platform. In all, the company has raised a total of $16.5 million (Rs 107 crore) from a variety of different sources. An equity investment totaling $5 million has been made […]

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Rumor or Not: Goldman Trading Would Change Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 09. 10:00

Rumor or Not: Goldman Trading Would Change Bitcoin If Goldman Sachs does launch a bitcoin trading desk, as rumors hint it might, the impact will be felt further afield than the bottom line.

Fundstrat Global Advisors Create Bitcoin Indexes

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 04:00

Fundstrat Global Advisors Create Bitcoin Indexes

Bitcoin bull and independent research boutique, Fundstrat, reveals its new five indexes to monitor cryptocurrencies. Aimed at institutional investors, FS Crypto FX indexes are the most recent and prominent speculation instruments and a first for Wall Street insiders. Bitcoin 55K USD in 5 Years After bitcoin reached gold parity in Spring, highly cited Wall Street prophet […]

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Malaysia’s Central Bank Signals Year-End Bitcoin Ban

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 02:00

Malaysia’s Central Bank Signals Year-End Bitcoin Ban

Malaysia central bank Governor is taking bitcoin cues from China. His glib statements are attracting widespread regional attention, as Southeast Asia’s 4th largest economy attempts to reconcile notorious financial conservatism with radical financial change. Also read: Malaysian Central Bank Focuses on Adapting Fintech Regulation Malaysia, Regional Fiscal Powerhouse Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) hosted its 9th […]

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Malaysia’s Central Bank to Decide on Crypto Regulation at Year’s End

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 09. 02:00

Malaysia’s Central Bank to Decide on Crypto Regulation at Year’s End

Malaysia central bank Governor is taking bitcoin cues from China. His glib statements are attracting widespread regional attention, as Southeast Asia’s 4th largest economy attempts to reconcile notorious financial conservatism with radical financial change. Also read: Malaysian Central Bank Focuses on Adapting Fintech Regulation Malaysia, Regional Fiscal Powerhouse Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) hosted its 9th […]

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Altcoin Exchange Performs First Atomic Swap Between Bitcoin and Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 23:41

Altcoin Exchange Performs First Atomic Swap Between Bitcoin and Ethereum

On October 7, 2017, the decentralized cryptocurrency trading platform Altcoin Exchange announced the team performed the first atomic swap between the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains. The exchange says this is the startup’s first step towards creating a trustless exchange process. Also Read: Bitcoin Illegal in Nepal? Police Arrest Seven Individuals for Trading Operations Altcoin Exchange […]

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Alleged Dream Market Kingpin Arrested at World Beard and Mustache Championships

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 22:00

Alleged Dream Market Kingpin Arrested at World Beard and Mustache Championships

A 38-year-old Frenchman suspected of selling drugs via the dark web has been arrested at Atlanta international airport after arriving in the United States to attend the World Beard and Moustache Championships, according to a recently released court document. Gal Vallerius AKA ‘Magnificent Redbeard’, is accused of working as an administrator and vendor on Dream […]

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PR: Genesis Vision Platform for Private Trust Management Describes an Ideal ICO

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 19:30

PR:  Genesis Vision Platform for Private Trust Management Describes an Ideal ICO

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. According to Coinschedule stats, the total amount raised during the […]

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Music Streaming Service Arena Pays Royalties in Bitcoin to Eliminate Industry Black Box

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 19:00

Music Streaming Service Arena Pays Royalties in Bitcoin to Eliminate Industry Black Box

Arena Music attempts to right the fallen music industry. As a loss leader streaming service pointing users to artist merchandise, it is also taking the radical step of paying royalties in bitcoin.  Also read: Cryptocurrency Music Heats Up Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! Phoenix, Arizona streaming service Arena Music announced it would pay royalties in bitcoin. […]

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Bitcoin ATMs On the Rise in Russia

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 17:30

Bitcoin ATMs On the Rise in Russia

The number of bitcoin ATMs is on the rise in Russia. Ten of them were recently installed in five districts of Novosibirsk by a local startup. Last week, a different company announced their plans to install a hundred cryptocurrency ATMs in Moscow hotels and airport terminals starting this month. Meanwhile, the regulators have said that […]

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Liberty in North Korea: Bitcoin.com, /r/GoldAndBlack Team for Worthy Cause

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 15:00

Liberty in North Korea: Bitcoin.com, /r/GoldAndBlack Team for Worthy Cause

Reddit online community members join forces to assist in the placement of North Korea’s Hermit Kingdom refugees.  People Over Politics North Korean refugees need help. Reddit /r/BTC users were alerted to a new crowdfunding campaign. With various ways offered to spend bitcoin, rarely is there a chance to literally rescue hostages. Real life. Human hostages. […]

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Liberty in North Korea: Bitcoin.com, /r/GoldAndBlack Team Up for Worthy Cause

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 15:00

Liberty in North Korea: Bitcoin.com, /r/GoldAndBlack Team Up for Worthy Cause

Reddit online community members join forces to assist in the placement of North Korea’s Hermit Kingdom refugees.  People Over Politics North Korean refugees need help. Reddit /r/BTC users were alerted to a new crowdfunding campaign. With various ways offered to spend bitcoin, rarely is there a chance to literally rescue hostages. Real life. Human hostages. […]

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Oracle's Entrance: Database Giant Unveils Enterprise Blockchain Strategy

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 08. 13:40

Oracle's Entrance: Database Giant Unveils Enterprise Blockchain Strategy Oracle has become the latest tech major to launch a cloud-based blockchain services platform. But is it cannibalizing its core business with the move?

Better Off Abroad? Blockchain Health Firms Are Gaining Ground Outside the US

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 08. 13:10

Better Off Abroad? Blockchain Health Firms Are Gaining Ground Outside the US The convoluted and heavily regulated U.S. healthcare system is sending blockchain startups packing, with the hopes of demonstating their tech abroad.

Better Off Abroad? Blockchain Health Firms Gain Ground Outside the US

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 08. 13:10

Better Off Abroad? Blockchain Health Firms Gain Ground Outside the US The convoluted and heavily regulated U.S. healthcare system is sending blockchain startups packing, with the hopes of demonstating their tech abroad.

AMF Concludes ICOs Have No Legal Status Under French Law

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 13:00

AMF Concludes ICOs Have No Legal Status Under French Law

Robert Ophele, the President of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has revealed that the AMF does not believe initial coin offerings (ICOs) fall under the regulatory jurisdiction of existing legislation. The AMF president also expressed concerns about the efficacy of the existing juridical apparatus through which the applicable regulations pertaining to an ICO is […]

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PR: Wellesley Information Services and International Data Corporation Release Agenda for November Blockchain Conference Content

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 11:30

PR: Wellesley Information Services and International Data Corporation Release Agenda for November Blockchain Conference Content

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Singapore to Regulate Crypto-Based Businesses, Not Cryptocurrency Itself

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 11:00

Singapore to Regulate Crypto-Based Businesses, Not Cryptocurrency Itself

Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, and Chairman of Singapore’s financial watchdog, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has responded to a question pertaining to MAS’s assessments and regulatory intentions regarding cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Mr. Shanmugaratnam replied by stating that the Singaporean regulator did […]

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The Bitcoin Cash Community Debates Future Difficulty Adjustments

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 07:00

The Bitcoin Cash Community Debates Future Difficulty Adjustments

It has been three months since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network was introduced to the cryptocurrency community. So far, the BCH protocol is holding its own with continued infrastructure growth as well as capturing the fourth largest digital asset capitalization. However, the BCH community and the project’s developers are in the midst of a debate […]

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Bitcoin Illegal in Nepal? Police Arrest Seven Individuals for Trading Operations

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 08. 03:30

Bitcoin Illegal in Nepal? Police Arrest Seven Individuals for Trading Operations

This week seven individuals were arrested for running illegal bitcoin exchange operations in Nepal. According to Nepal’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), the suspects were trading bitcoins without authorization and the agency’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Jeevan Kumar Shrestha says this is one of the first cryptocurrency arrests of this magnitude. Also Read: Tealet is Decentralizing […]

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Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 07. 20:00

Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card

Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange by volume, Bitflyer, has launched its own reloadable Visa prepaid card. Customers can fund them using bitcoin through Bitflyer or other bitcoin wallets. The exchange is also giving away gifts to 1,000 customers during the launch period. Also read: Bitcoin Debit Cards Halt Service to Non-European Residents Due to Visa’s New […]

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Coinbase Reveals its 2x Fork Plans

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 07. 17:30

Coinbase Reveals its 2x Fork Plans

Another large bitcoin exchange in the industry, Coinbase, has announced an update concerning the upcoming Segwit2x hard fork. The San Francisco-based trading platform and wallet provider follows the recent Bitfinex announcement detailing plans for a possible bitcoin split. Also read: An Inside Look at Genesis Block — Hong Kong’s New Cryptocurrency Working-Space Coinbase Reveals Customers Will […]

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The Satoshi Revolution – How and Why Government Outlawed Private Money

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 07. 17:00

The Satoshi Revolution – How and Why Government Outlawed Private Money

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Chapter 1: Listening to the Past (part 2). by Wendy McElroy How did ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788 affect private money? People assume the United States Constitution grants Congress a monopoly ‘right’ to issue money. The assumption comes from Article 1, Section 8, Clause […]

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England Can Now Use Left-Over Pence to Automatically Buy Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 07. 14:30

England Can Now Use Left-Over Pence to Automatically Buy Bitcoin

England’s new application Dust links user bank accounts to exchanges, using leftover pence and pounds. Once the requisite amount is triggered, automatically, bitcoin can be purchased as a form of unit-cost-averaging. Also read: The Satoshi Revolution  Paging Satoshi Nakamoto The world’s oldest currency still in use since its organic inception, pound sterling has seen its […]

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England Can Now Use Left-Over Change to Automatically Buy Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 07. 14:30

England Can Now Use Left-Over Change to Automatically Buy Bitcoin

England’s new application Dust links user bank accounts to exchanges, using leftover pence and pounds. Once the requisite amount is triggered, automatically, bitcoin can be purchased as a form of unit-cost-averaging. Also read: The Satoshi Revolution  Paging Satoshi Nakamoto The world’s oldest currency still in use since its organic inception, pound sterling has seen its […]

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PR: Etherparty Beta Goes Live with Three Real World Use Cases

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2017. Oct. 07. 11:30

PR: Etherparty Beta Goes Live with Three Real World Use Cases

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. VANCOUVER, Canada, — Easy-to-use smart contracts creation platform Etherparty officially […]

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Ethereum Developers Optimistic Ahead of Byzantium Blockchain Fork

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2017. Oct. 07. 10:50

Ethereum Developers Optimistic Ahead of Byzantium Blockchain Fork Ethereum's core development team have taken part in one last meeting ahead of a network hard fork expected to happen on October 16.

Taiwan’s FSC Chairman Opposes Heavy-Handed Cryptocurrency Regulations

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 07. 10:00

Taiwan’s FSC Chairman Opposes Heavy-Handed Cryptocurrency Regulations

Wellington Koo, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) chairman, today expressed his desire for Taiwan to emulate Japan’s cryptocurrency regulations, also suggesting that he does not wish to adopt a heavy-handed legislative approach to ICOs. The statements have been made in the lead up to Taiwan’s “Financial Innovation Experimentation Act” going before parliament – a bill […]

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Bitcoin Meets Netflix? Laolu Is Building a Lightning-Powered App for That

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2017. Oct. 07. 10:00

Bitcoin Meets Netflix? Laolu Is Building a Lightning-Powered App for That The Lightning Network isn't yet live on bitcoin, but that doesn't mean developers aren't theorizing the kinds of ambitious apps that it could enable.

ETX Capital Deploys Bitcoin CFD Trading for Clients

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 07. 08:30

ETX Capital Deploys Bitcoin CFD Trading for Clients

ETX Capital, A London-based FCA regulated brokerage, just embraced bitcoin. They now offer a full suite of bitcoin services and contracts for their clients. They decided to move into the bitcoin ecosystem as a result of high demand. Their clients were itching to experience exposure to the digital currency, and attempt to capitalize on its […]

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Bitcoin.org Operators Aim to ‘Denounce’ Segwit2x Participants

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 07. 07:28

Bitcoin.org Operators Aim to ‘Denounce’ Segwit2x Participants

On October 6, 2017, the web portal Bitcoin.org announced it was “denouncing” the Segwit2x hard fork and companies involved with the project. The site plans to publish a banner on every page of the website explaining the “risks of using services” that are associated with the November 2MB fork and development team. Also read: Markets Update: […]

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Survey: Most Medical Group Execs See Promising Role For Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 07. 00:00

Survey: Most Medical Group Execs See Promising Role For Blockchain A new survey has been released showing significant levels of interest in blockchain among medical group executives.

Banks Back Syndicated Loan Market Built on Corda Distributed Ledger

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 23:00

Banks Back Syndicated Loan Market Built on Corda Distributed Ledger A new syndicated loan marketplace backed by a group of major banks is set to be launched on top of R3's Corda distributed ledger platform.

Russia Blasts Decision to Extradite Alleged Bitcoin Money Launderer

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 21:40

Russia Blasts Decision to Extradite Alleged Bitcoin Money Launderer Russia isn't happy that an alleged bitcoin money launderer is being extradited to the US following a court decision in Greece.

UK Central Bank Unveils Blockchain Data Privacy Pilot

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2017. Oct. 06. 20:00

UK Central Bank Unveils Blockchain Data Privacy Pilot The Bank of England announced four new financial technology projects, including a proof-of-concept test for distributed ledger technologies.

PR: Tothemoon Project: the Merits of Cryptocurrency Mining on the Tothemoon Farm

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2017. Oct. 06. 19:30

PR: Tothemoon Project: the Merits of Cryptocurrency Mining on the Tothemoon Farm

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Gemalto and Ledger to Court Enterprises With New Cryptocurrency Wallet

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 19:00

Gemalto and Ledger to Court Enterprises With New Cryptocurrency Wallet Two security specialists are uniting to build a new security solution for financial institutions working with cryptocurrency.

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Pops Higher But Meets Upper Resistance

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 18:34

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Pops Higher But Meets Upper Resistance

Bitcoin markets are kicking up a notch as the price tested the US$4,425 zone today, after spiking past the $4,300 territory the day before. The currency’s value has been trending higher, but slowly because there’s been a lot of resistance along the way. Presently bitcoin’s price action seemed poised to pounce another leg upwards regaining […]

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Bitcoin Derivatives ETFs Withdraw Filings at SEC Request

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2017. Oct. 06. 18:00

Bitcoin Derivatives ETFs Withdraw Filings at SEC Request Pushback from the SEC has derailed another effort to create a derivatives ETF tied to bitcoin, public records show.

Swiss Vocational School Lucerne University Accepts Bitcoin for Tuition

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 17:00

Swiss Vocational School Lucerne University Accepts Bitcoin for Tuition

On October 3 the Swiss public vocational school, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, announced its now accepting bitcoin for class tuition. Also read: An Inside Look at Genesis Block — Hong Kong’s New Cryptocurrency Working-Space Lucerne University: “Disseminating Knowledge on Cutting-Edge Technologies” This week the vocational science and art school Lucerne University (Hochschule Luzern) […]

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Is Ripple's Rally Over? XRP Price Runs Into Roadblock

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2017. Oct. 06. 17:00

Is Ripple's Rally Over? XRP Price Runs Into Roadblock After seeing a strong rally yesterday, the price of Ripple's XRP cryptocurrency is showing signs buyer demand may be tapped.

$34 Million: Australian Blockchain Startup Power Ledger Completes ICO

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2017. Oct. 06. 16:00

$34 Million: Australian Blockchain Startup Power Ledger Completes ICO Power Ledger, a blockchain startup based in Australia, has raised $34 million in a token sale.

Mexico Proposes Legislation to Tame Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 15:00

Mexico Proposes Legislation to Tame Bitcoin

Mexican politicians join the growing club of government regulators wishing to get a handle on bitcoin and financial technology. Also read: Bank of Mexico Rejects ‘Virtual Currency’ as Legal Classification for Bitcoin. Sheky Scoops Mexico’s Press Mexican financial journalists were taken off guard when a Reuters story by Sheky Espejo claimed to have seen pending […]

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Two Hurdles? Bitcoin Price Faces Resistance In Bid to Top $4,500

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2017. Oct. 06. 15:00

Two Hurdles? Bitcoin Price Faces Resistance In Bid to Top $4,500 The price of bitcoin is edging up today, but it faces hurdles before it can rise to challenge its recently set all-time highs.

Two Hurdles? Bitcoin Faces Resistance Ahead of $4,500

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 15:00

Two Hurdles? Bitcoin Faces Resistance Ahead of $4,500 The price of bitcoin is edging up today, but it faces hurdles before it can rise to challenge its recently set all-time highs.

Singapore's Central Bank Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 14:15

Singapore's Central Bank Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Payments The minister for the Monetary Authority of Singapore has said the institution is working to create a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency payments.

Welto Integrates with Coinbase so Users Can Pay Bills with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 13:00

Welto Integrates with Coinbase so Users Can Pay Bills with Bitcoin

A new bitcoin and cryptocurrency application, Welto, just integrated Coinbase into their system. Welto now allows users to pay their bills with bitcoin in a streamlined and simple fashion. Users simply have to provide their payee account info, address, and account information for Welto will pay the bill within 24 to 48 hours.  Also read: An […]

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ICO Central: Why Switzerland Will Remain Crypto Valley

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 13:00

ICO Central: Why Switzerland Will Remain Crypto Valley Switzerland is poised to remain a hotbed of ICO activity, despite regulatory actions. But it should not try to be the only hub, writes Ian Simpson.

Swiss Public University Begins Accepting Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 12:00

Swiss Public University Begins Accepting Bitcoin Switzerland's Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has announced that it will accept bitcoin as payment for student expenses.

PR: Developers Announce Launch of Zumminer, Emphasizing Its Multi-Functionality and High-Level Wallet Security

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2017. Oct. 06. 11:30

PR: Developers Announce Launch of Zumminer, Emphasizing Its Multi-Functionality and High-Level Wallet Security

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EU Report: Customs Agents Can't Monitor Cryptocurrencies

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2017. Oct. 06. 11:00

EU Report: Customs Agents Can't Monitor Cryptocurrencies MEPs are worried about the monitoring of cryptocurrencies at EU borders, according to a draft report.

EU Draft Report: Customs Agents Ill-Equipped to Monitor Cryptocurrencies

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2017. Oct. 06. 11:00

EU Draft Report: Customs Agents Ill-Equipped to Monitor Cryptocurrencies MEPs are worried about the monitoring of cryptocurrencies at EU borders, according to a draft report.

Bitfinex Launches Segwit2x ‘Chain Split Tokens’

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 11:00

Bitfinex Launches Segwit2x ‘Chain Split Tokens’

On October 5, the popular bitcoin exchange Bitfinex released its chain splitting terms and conditions concerning the upcoming November Segwit2x hard fork. The trading platform is also launching ‘Chain Split Tokens’ that will provide traders with the option to place bets on the “potential activation and mining of the Segwit2x protocol.”  Also read: U.S. Regulators and […]

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Calm Before the Fork? Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Spilt Looms

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 10:01

Calm Before the Fork? Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Spilt Looms With a lull in activity, what's really going on under the Segwit2x hood? According to many developers, now is the calm before the storm.

Calm Before the Fork? Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Split Looms

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 10:01

Calm Before the Fork? Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Split Looms With a lull in activity, what's really going on under the Segwit2x hood? According to many developers, now is the calm before the storm.

Russia’s Central Bank Pushes for National Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 09:00

Russia’s Central Bank Pushes for National Cryptocurrency

The Russian Central Bank is contemplating creating a national cryptocurrency, after seeing multiple benefits it could bring to the country. This follows First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov’s earlier support of introducing the “cryptoruble.” Meanwhile, the bank is skeptical about other cryptocurrencies including bitcoin. Also read: Russia Proposes Adding Cryptocurrency to the Population’s Financial Literacy Strategy […]

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ECB Considers “Legal Restraints” Against Bitcoin Says Council Member

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 08:00

ECB Considers “Legal Restraints” Against Bitcoin Says Council Member

This week the European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council member, Ewald Nowotny, stated in an interview that the ECB is discussing “legal restraints” for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Also read: Switzerland’s FINMA Eyes Crypto Valley ECB Council Member Says Bitcoin Lacks Supervision The ECB has said a lot of things about bitcoin over the past few […]

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Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Creates XP Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 04:30

Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Creates XP Bitcoin

Brazil’s XP Investimentos signals its willingness to meet customer demand, filing patent on the brand XP Bitcoin. The move could legitimize bitcoin in the eyes of average Brazilian investors, despite the firm’s previous public protestations and warnings, bringing a Latin American powerhouse to the cryptocurrency marketplace. Brazil is Big, Big, Big Folha de S.Paulo (Folha), […]

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Japan’s Finance Industry Embraces Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 06. 01:00

Japan’s Finance Industry Embraces Bitcoin Mining

Japan’s major players in the financial industry are eyeing bitcoin mining with a goal of generating new revenue. They also hope to help set the ground rules for using bitcoin. In early September Japan’s GMO and DMM.com said they were moving into the mining space. Both companies have started crypto and bitcoin exchanges.  Also read: Greek […]

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PR: ICOWatchlist.com Introduces: A New Ico Market Statistics Tool

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2017. Oct. 06. 00:30

PR: ICOWatchlist.com Introduces: A New Ico Market Statistics Tool

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BlackRock Exec: No Point in Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 06. 00:00

BlackRock Exec: No Point in Bitcoin ETF A senior official at asset management giant BlackRock said this week that he doesn't see the case for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Wikipedia Founder: ICOs Can Be 'Absolute Scams'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 22:30

Wikipedia Founder: ICOs Can Be 'Absolute Scams' Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told CNBC that investors should be "very wary" of ICOs, which he referred to as "absolute scams."

Josh Garza Held Liable for $9 Million USD for Wire Fraud

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 22:30

Josh Garza Held Liable for $9 Million USD for Wire Fraud

Homero Josh Garza has been held liable for $9,182,000 USD by a U.S. federal judge. Garza pleaded guilty to one charge of wire fraud for activities relating to Gaw, Gaw Miners, Zenminer, Zencoin, and Paycoin in July. Also Read: Garza Fined $12 Million by SEC for GAW Mining and Zenmining Ponzi Schemes The United States Securities […]

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GAW/Paycoin CEO Josh Garza Held Liable for $9 Million USD for Wire Fraud

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 22:30

GAW/Paycoin CEO Josh Garza Held Liable for $9 Million USD for Wire Fraud

Homero Josh Garza has been held liable for $9,182,000 USD by a U.S. federal judge. Garza pleaded guilty to one charge of wire fraud for activities relating to Gaw, Gaw Miners, Zenminer, Zencoin, and Paycoin in July. Also Read: Garza Fined $12 Million by SEC for GAW Mining and Zenmining Ponzi Schemes The United States Securities […]

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Russia’s Central Bank Instructs Clearinghouse Not to Settle Cryptocurrency Contracts

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 22:00

Russia’s Central Bank Instructs Clearinghouse Not to Settle Cryptocurrency Contracts

The Central Bank of Russia has sent a letter to one of the country’s biggest clearinghouses, instructing them to refuse to clear and settle over-the-counter (OTC) contracts based on cryptocurrencies. The clearinghouse has been named as a partner to multiple initial coin offering (ICO) projects. Also read: Russia Proposes Adding Cryptocurrency to the Population’s Financial Literacy […]

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Singapore Central Bank Reveals 3 New Blockchain Payments Prototypes

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 20:40

Singapore Central Bank Reveals 3 New Blockchain Payments Prototypes The Monetary Authority of Singapore has revealed three new prototypes as part of its "Project Ubin" blockchain research initiative.

Chinese Media Calls for “Zero Tolerance” on Crimes Involving Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 19:59

Chinese Media Calls for “Zero Tolerance” on Crimes Involving Cryptocurrencies

Xinhua News Agency reporter Pan Ye has published an editorial piece calling for regulators to take a “zero tolerance” approach to crimes involving or facilitated by cryptocurrencies. Despite the article’s firm tone, a list of regulatory recommendations is made in the piece, including “licensing” and other provisions indicative of a permissive regulatory apparatus. Also Read: Virtual […]

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An In-Depth Interview With Electron Cash Developer Jonald Fyookball

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 19:30

An In-Depth Interview With Electron Cash Developer Jonald Fyookball

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Jonald Fyookball, the creator of the Bitcoin Cash (BCC) lite client, Electron Cash. Fyookball is a prolific member of the BCC community and has written a lot of informative posts about the forked project. The pseudo-anonymous Electron Cash developer gives us some insight into his view of the current scaling […]

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Circle Is Building a Master Mobile Payments Network on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 19:29

Circle Is Building a Master Mobile Payments Network on Ethereum Blockchain startup Circle has revealed a new inter-wallet settlement system called CENTRE, aimed at connecting the world's digital payment services.

Losing Steam? Dash Price Rallies Over $300 But Upside in Doubt

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 18:30

Losing Steam? Dash Price Rallies Over $300 But Upside in Doubt The price of dash is trading above $300 again, but a look on the charts suggests bidding at higher prices could prove light.

Cloudflare Suspends Torrent Website for Cryptocurrency Miner 'Malware'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 17:40

Cloudflare Suspends Torrent Website for Cryptocurrency Miner 'Malware' New reports indicate that Internet domain provider Cloudflare has begun to crack down on websites running hidden cryptocurrency miners.

Bitcoin Software Wars: Segwit2x Node Masking and Opt-in Replay Protection Merged

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 17:00

Bitcoin Software Wars: Segwit2x Node Masking and Opt-in Replay Protection Merged

This week, the Segwit2x development team merged a controversial implementation into the project’s Github repository that masks BTC1 nodes from 0.15 version Core nodes. Additionally, the project added opt-in replay protection for Segwit2x transactions. Also read: Switzerland’s FINMA Eyes Crypto Valley Core Supporters Are Upset About BTC1’s Recent Github Commits The scaling debate continues to burn […]

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Malaysia's Central Bank Is Considering a Cryptocurrency Ban

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 16:35

Malaysia's Central Bank Is Considering a Cryptocurrency Ban The governor of Malaysia's central bank reportedly revealed plans for a possible cryptocurrency ban when discussing upcoming regulation yesterday.

PR: CEX.IO Goes into Market Expansion and Adds Zcash to Its Portfolio

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 16:00

PR: CEX.IO Goes into Market Expansion and Adds Zcash to Its Portfolio

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Above $4,300: Bitcoin Is Up, But Is It Out of the Woods?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 15:12

Above $4,300: Bitcoin Is Up, But Is It Out of the Woods? Bitcoin is showing signs its price is on the up, but analysis suggests there are more hurdles on the charts before it can push to new highs.

Air France Tests Blockchain for Supply Chain Tracking

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 15:00

Air France Tests Blockchain for Supply Chain Tracking One of the world's largest airlines is looking at how it can apply blockchain tech to track workflows within its aircraft maintenance systems.

Greek Court Supports Extradition of Former BTC-E Operator Alexander Vinnik

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 14:35

Greek Court Supports Extradition of Former BTC-E Operator Alexander Vinnik

A Greek court has ruled in favor of extraditing the alleged former operator of BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, to the United States. Vinnik was arrested by authorities late July 2017, and stands accused of masterminding a $4 billion money-laundering ring through the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. Also Read: BTC-E Rebrands to Wex Exchange — Claims to Be AML/KYC […]

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Fight for Your Right: Universal Music Veteran Launches Ethereum IP Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 14:01

Fight for Your Right: Universal Music Veteran Launches Ethereum IP Platform A newly funded startup called Blokur aims to use the ethereum blockchain to better manage rights within the music industry.

Project Jasper: White Paper Touts 'Significant Benefits' in DLT Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 13:00

Project Jasper: White Paper Touts 'Significant Benefits' in DLT Payments Bank of Canada and R3 have concluded that their Project Jasper initiative could provide a basis for building cash-based settlements systems in future.

Project Jasper White Paper Touts 'Significant Benefits' in DLT Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 13:00

Project Jasper White Paper Touts 'Significant Benefits' in DLT Payments Bank of Canada and R3 have concluded that their Project Jasper initiative could provide a basis for building cash-based settlements systems in future.

Government Staffers Fired for Bitcoin Mining in Crimea

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 12:00

Government Staffers Fired for Bitcoin Mining in Crimea Two government employees in Crimea have been fired after getting caught mining bitcoins on official computers.

Council Staffers Fired for Bitcoin Mining in Crimea

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2017. Oct. 05. 12:00

Council Staffers Fired for Bitcoin Mining in Crimea Two employees of the Council of Ministers in Crimea have been fired after getting caught mining bitcoins on official computers.

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Latest Exec to Flirt with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 11:30

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Latest Exec to Flirt with Bitcoin

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, cozies up to bitcoin, albeit hesitantly. He’s following a global corporate trend. As its price rises, and bitcoin’s resiliency to regulation rumors and clampdown steady, it’s not hard to imagine more converts on the way. Also read:Goldman Sachs Contemplates Creating a New Bitcoin Trading Operation Consigliere to the Elite […]

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'Solstice' Approaching: Mimblewimble Blockchain Considers Hard Fork Schedule

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 11:00

'Solstice' Approaching: Mimblewimble Blockchain Considers Hard Fork Schedule A soon-to-be-launched cryptocurrency based on an acclaimed white paper is considering a novel strategy for future blockchain upgrades.

'Solstice' Approaching: Mimblewimble Blockchain Considers Fork Schedule

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 11:00

'Solstice' Approaching: Mimblewimble Blockchain Considers Fork Schedule A soon-to-be-launched cryptocurrency based on an acclaimed white paper is considering a novel strategy for future blockchain upgrades.

Money on Mougayar? Business Blockchain Author Launches Cryptocurrency Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 10:00

Money on Mougayar? Business Blockchain Author Launches Cryptocurrency Fund Author William Mougayar has launched a new cryptocurrency index fund that enables investors to buy exposure to a fund of handpicked assets.

Money on Mougayar? Business Blockchain Author Launches Crypto Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 10:00

Money on Mougayar? Business Blockchain Author Launches Crypto Fund Author William Mougayar has launched a new cryptocurrency index fund that enables investors to buy exposure to a fund of handpicked assets.

South Korean Crypto Community to Push Back Against ICO Ban

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 05. 07:52

South Korean Crypto Community to Push Back Against ICO Ban

Last week, South Korean regulators said they would ban all initial coin offerings. They are imposing a “prohibition on all forms of ICOs.” However, they have not implemented this ban yet. Now, startups in the area are pushing back against the impending ban.  Also read: An Inside Look at Genesis Block — Hong Kong’s New Cryptocurrency […]

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GAW Miners CEO Held Liable for $9.8 Million Judgment in SEC Case

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 05. 00:24

GAW Miners CEO Held Liable for $9.8 Million Judgment in SEC Case A US federal judge has signed off on a final judgment against GAW Miners CEO Homero Josh Garza.

SEC Chair 'Optimistic' on Efforts to Catch ICO Bad Buys

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 23:00

SEC Chair 'Optimistic' on Efforts to Catch ICO Bad Buys The chairman of the Securities and Exchange commission offered new remarks on the topic of ICOs earlier today.

SEC Chair 'Optimistic' on Efforts to Catch ICO Bad Guys

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 23:00

SEC Chair 'Optimistic' on Efforts to Catch ICO Bad Guys The chairman of the Securities and Exchange commission offered new remarks on the topic of ICOs earlier today.

Former Bundesbank Chief: Bitcoin Doesn't Meet Full Definition of a Currency

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 20:35

Former Bundesbank Chief: Bitcoin Doesn't Meet Full Definition of a Currency UBS chairman Axel Weber offered a strong rebuke of cryptocurrencies during an event in Zürich earlier today.

PR: Blockchain Pioneers In Trade Finance ModulTrade Launch Token Pre-Sale To Open Global Trade For Small Enterprises

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 20:30

PR: Blockchain Pioneers In Trade Finance ModulTrade Launch Token Pre-Sale To Open Global Trade For Small Enterprises

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. ModulTrade, one of the first blockchain projects in the trade finance […]

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An Inside Look at Genesis Block — Hong Kong’s New Cryptocurrency Working-Space

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 20:00

An Inside Look at Genesis Block — Hong Kong’s New Cryptocurrency Working-Space

This past August news.Bitcoin.com reported on a ‘mystery miner’ from Hong Kong who helped jump-start the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. The miner, Wincent Hung, operated from an establishment located in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, which at the time was being built into a cryptocurrency working-space. According to Hung, the new the “Genesis Block” co-working space is now […]

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Ethereum Client Update Sets Byzantium Hard Fork Date

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 19:30

Ethereum Client Update Sets Byzantium Hard Fork Date The Geth implementation of ethereum has new code that enshrines an upgrade hard fork for later this month.

OneCoin Promoter Targeted By Finnish Police in Ongoing Investigation

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 18:15

OneCoin Promoter Targeted By Finnish Police in Ongoing Investigation Police in Finland have moved into a new stage in their ongoing investigation into to the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme.

Ripple Price Consolidates, But Could It 'Swell' Higher?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 17:15

Ripple Price Consolidates, But Could It 'Swell' Higher? Price action and historical analysis suggests brighter days ahead for the XRP/USD exchange rate.

Coinbase Under Investigation for Ethereum ‘Flash Crash’

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 17:00

Coinbase Under Investigation for Ethereum ‘Flash Crash’

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating Coinbase for an Ethereum “flash crash” that occurred in June. During the crash, the ETH exchange rate plummeted down in an instant, but quickly regained its price. According to Bloomberg, Ethereum dropped from trading at $317.81, down to 10 cents in a split second. However, its recovery was also swift. It […]

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China State News Calls for 'Iron Fist' Regulation of Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 16:30

China State News Calls for 'Iron Fist' Regulation of Bitcoin Exchanges China's Xinhua News Agency has defended regulators' recent decision to outlaw token sales and the exchange closures that followed.

Large Japanese Energy Supplier Adds Bitcoin Payments With a Discount

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 15:00

Large Japanese Energy Supplier Adds Bitcoin Payments With a Discount

Remixpoint, a Japanese company engaged in a number of energy-related businesses, has recently launched a new electricity service with bitcoin payments integrated to serve customers all over Japan. The company is now offering customers who pay with bitcoin a discount on their electricity bills. Bitcoin payments are processed by the company’s cryptocurrency exchange subsidiary, Bitpoint. […]

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Tencent, FedEx Back Blockchain Research Effort in Canada

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 14:00

Tencent, FedEx Back Blockchain Research Effort in Canada Tencent and FedEx are among over a dozen major companies and institutions joining the Canada-based Blockchain Research Institute.

Tencent, FedEx Join Tapscott-Led Blockchain Research Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 14:00

Tencent, FedEx Join Tapscott-Led Blockchain Research Effort Tencent and FedEx are among over a dozen major companies and institutions joining the Canada-based Blockchain Research Institute.

Where SAFT Falls Short

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 13:01

Where SAFT Falls Short Limiting ICOs to accredited investors almost feels like a retreat from the goal of democratizing capital markets, columnist Michael J. Casey writes.

Hong Kong Exchange Tidebit Seeks to Capitalize Upon Chinese Cryptocurrency Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 13:00

Hong Kong Exchange Tidebit Seeks to Capitalize Upon Chinese Cryptocurrency Crackdown

Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Tidebit is actively seeking to attract Chinese investors who have been forced from China’s markets after the central government’s recent cryptocurrency crackdown. For Tidebit, the crackdown comprises a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand its operations by capitalizing upon the exodus of capital from China’s bitcoin economy. Also Read: P2P Bitcoin Trading Slows in […]

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Greek Court Backs Extradition of Alleged Bitcoin Exchange Operator to US

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 12:30

Greek Court Backs Extradition of Alleged Bitcoin Exchange Operator to US A Greek court has backed a request that the alleged former operator of bitcoin exchange BTC-e should be extradited to the U.S. for trial.

When Not If? Banks Strike Optimistic Tone on Blockchain Impact

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 12:00

When Not If? Banks Strike Optimistic Tone on Blockchain Impact A conference in Dublin yesterday united representatives of major financial firms and regulators in discussions over blockchain's way forward.

PR: Announcing Viewly Pre-ICO, a Decentralized Video Platform

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 11:30

PR: Announcing Viewly Pre-ICO, a Decentralized Video Platform

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Why a decentralized video platform? Some of the greatest achievements in […]

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Government Head of IT Department Fired for Mining Bitcoin Using State-Owned Computers in Crimea

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 11:00

Government Head of IT Department Fired for Mining Bitcoin Using State-Owned Computers in Crimea

Two government officials of the Crimean Council of Ministers were caught mining bitcoin using government computers and were subsequently fired. They reportedly installed “malicious software” on the government’s server and programmed over a dozen computers to mine bitcoin. Also read: Russia Proposes Adding Cryptocurrency to the Population’s Financial Literacy Strategy Government Employees Caught Mining The Chairman […]

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New Banks Join UBS-Backed Blockchain Trade Finance Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 11:00

New Banks Join UBS-Backed Blockchain Trade Finance Platform A group of four banks have backed a trade finance platform project launched just over a year ago by UBS and IBM.

Ethereum Testnet Faces Attack But Byzantium Delay Unlikely

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 04. 10:00

Ethereum Testnet Faces Attack But Byzantium Delay Unlikely A version of the ethereum blockchain being used by developers to test a forthcoming network upgrade is under an ongoing spam attack.

Nigerian P2P Bitcoin Exchange Offers Services to All African Nations

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 09:30

Nigerian P2P Bitcoin Exchange Offers Services to All African Nations

The Nigerian person-to-person (P2P) bitcoin exchange, Bitkoin.Africa, launched on October 1st. The exchange currently only provides Nigerian users with full functionality, but claims to allow customers from “all other countries” to buy bitcoins. Also Read: Bitcoin Prices Skyrocket to $7200 on Zimbabwean Exchange During Economic Turmoil Bitkoin.Africa Allows Customers From All African Nations to Purchase […]

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Ross Ulbricht’s 144,336 Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 04. 04:30

Ross Ulbricht’s 144,336 Bitcoins

Ross Ulbricht attorney, Paul Grant, refers to stipulation of federal government seizure as a “sad day for justice” and a “boon for the federal government’s on-going war against privacy and civil rights.” Also read: Dear Ross Ulbricht 48 Million USD Released to Federal Law Enforcement From Colorado, Paul Grant, criminal and civil defense attorney for Ross […]

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Is a 'Big Believer' in Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 23:25

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Is a 'Big Believer' in Cryptocurrency Larry Fink, CEO of the world's biggest asset manager, struck an optimistic tone on cryptocurrencies in a new interview.

Goldman Sachs CEO: 'No Conclusion' on Bitcoin Yet

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 22:00

Goldman Sachs CEO: 'No Conclusion' on Bitcoin Yet Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein hasn't made up his mind about bitcoin, according to a new statement via Twitter.

BP Tech Chief: Blockchain Could Give Company 'Competitive Advantage'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 21:30

BP Tech Chief: Blockchain Could Give Company 'Competitive Advantage' British gas and energy giant BP is pushing ahead with plans to test blockchain applications in the energy trading market.

$100 Ahead? Monero Price Holding Strong Above Key Support Level

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 20:00

$100 Ahead? Monero Price Holding Strong Above Key Support Level The price of monero's cryptocurrency could be poised for movement as traders are building support at a key retracement level.

Singapore Regulator Teams With Asian Banks for Blockchain KYC Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 19:00

Singapore Regulator Teams With Asian Banks for Blockchain KYC Trial Three major Asian banks and a regulator in Singapore have teamed up for a new blockchain trial focused on customer identification.

Malta's Government Is Putting Academic Certificates on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 18:00

Malta's Government Is Putting Academic Certificates on a Blockchain Malta's Ministry for Education and Employment is to launch a pilot project that will store academic certificates on a blockchain.

The US Treasury Is Testing Distributed Ledger Asset Tracking

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 17:00

The US Treasury Is Testing Distributed Ledger Asset Tracking The US Treasury Department has revealed that one of its agencies is launching a new blockchain pilot.

Golden Crossover: Bitcoin Charts Suggest Price Ready for Bump

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 16:00

Golden Crossover: Bitcoin Charts Suggest Price Ready for Bump The weekend rally in bitcoin's price may have come to a halt at $4,470 on Monday, but bullish signals hint at further gains.

Golden Crossover: Bitcoin Charts Suggest Price Readying for Bump

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 16:00

Golden Crossover: Bitcoin Charts Suggest Price Readying for Bump The weekend rally in bitcoin's price may have come to a halt at $4,470 on Monday, but bullish signals hint at further gains.

US Commerce Department Backs Blockchain Trade Mission to UAE

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 15:00

US Commerce Department Backs Blockchain Trade Mission to UAE Representatives from the blockchain industry are in the United Arab Emirates on a trade mission backed by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Europol Warns Zcash, Monero and Ether Playing Growing Role in Cybercrime

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 14:30

Europol Warns Zcash, Monero and Ether Playing Growing Role in Cybercrime Europol has for the first time released a cybercrime report examining the growing popularity of zcash, monero and ethereum on the darknet.

Appcoin Law Part 2: The SAFT Solution

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 14:00

Appcoin Law Part 2: The SAFT Solution In the second part of a series on the legal issues for token sales, Marco Santori explains the SAFT Project's protections for issuers and investors.

European Central Bank Calls for DLT Post-Trade Interoperability

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 13:01

European Central Bank Calls for DLT Post-Trade Interoperability An ECB research report argues for greater interoperability between DLT and traditional systems as new services come online.

CFTC Investigating Ether Crash on Coinbase Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 12:30

CFTC Investigating Ether Crash on Coinbase Exchange The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is reportedly making enquiries into the June "flash crash" on Coinbase's GDAX trading platform.

Boston Fed VP: Blockchain Will Wake Up Swift and Other Middlemen

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 12:00

Boston Fed VP: Blockchain Will Wake Up Swift and Other Middlemen The senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston believes blockchain will make financial middlemen wake up and innovate.

Russia's Central Depository Trials Hyperledger for Bond Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 11:00

Russia's Central Depository Trials Hyperledger for Bond Trading Russia's central securities depository (CSD) is testing a new blockchain-based commercial bond trading platform built on Hyperledger Fabric.

Icing on the Cake: R3 Launches Version 1.0 of Corda Distributed Ledger

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 10:00

Icing on the Cake: R3 Launches Version 1.0 of Corda Distributed Ledger Distributed ledger consortium R3 is releasing version 1.0 of its first major software offering, Corda, and celebrating with cake.

Icing on the Cake: R3 Launches Corda Distributed Ledger Version 1.0

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 10:00

Icing on the Cake: R3 Launches Corda Distributed Ledger Version 1.0 Distributed ledger consortium R3 is releasing version 1.0 of its first major software offering, Corda, and celebrating with cake.

AIA and AIG Join B3i as Blockchain Consortium Adds 23 Members

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 03. 00:00

AIA and AIG Join B3i as Blockchain Consortium Adds 23 Members The B3i blockchain insurance consortium has added 23 new contributors, bringing its total membership to more than three dozen.

PBoC Advisor: 'China Was Right to Ban ICOs'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 22:30

PBoC Advisor: 'China Was Right to Ban ICOs' An advisor to China's central bank argued in a new op-ed that a recent move to crack down on initial coin offerings was the right course to take.

Ross Ulbricht Drops Claim to Millions Raised in Silk Road Bitcoin Auctions

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 20:30

Ross Ulbricht Drops Claim to Millions Raised in Silk Road Bitcoin Auctions The convicted operator of the Silk Road dark market has given up his claim to over $48 million raised after the sale of more than 144,000 bitcoins.

Report: Goldman Sachs Considering Bitcoin Services for Clients

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 19:30

Report: Goldman Sachs Considering Bitcoin Services for Clients Goldman Sachs is said to be in the early stages of planning a possible cryptocurrency trading operation, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Bearish Undertone: OMG Token Flirts With Fibonacci Support

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 18:35

Bearish Undertone: OMG Token Flirts With Fibonacci Support The ICO token with the highest market capitalization continues to court trader interest in spite of bearish news trends.

Russia's Deputy PM: Blockchain Could See 'Broad Use in State Administration'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 18:00

Russia's Deputy PM: Blockchain Could See 'Broad Use in State Administration' Russia's deputy prime minister has spoken about the government's possible use of blockchain for state services.

AngelList Creator Naval Ravikant Backs S&P-Style Cryptocurrency Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 16:59

AngelList Creator Naval Ravikant Backs S&P-Style Cryptocurrency Fund One of the blockchain industry's most notable investors is backing a new cryptocurrency startup – one that is today launching an index fund product.

Slow Ascent? Bitcoin Prices Edge Higher Despite Weak Volumes

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 16:00

Slow Ascent? Bitcoin Prices Edge Higher Despite Weak Volumes The BTC/USD exchange rate is edging up on Monday, but chart analysis suggests weak volumes could play spoilsport to any larger rally.

Slow Ascent? Bitcoin Prices Climb Toward $4,500 on Weak Volumes

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 16:00

Slow Ascent? Bitcoin Prices Climb Toward $4,500 on Weak Volumes The BTC/USD exchange rate is edging up on Monday, but chart analysis suggests weak volumes could play spoilsport to any larger rally.

SAFT Arrives: 'Simple' Investor Agreement Aims to Remove ICO Complexities

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 15:00

SAFT Arrives: 'Simple' Investor Agreement Aims to Remove ICO Complexities The opaque market for initial coin offerings is moving toward clarity with the release of a new framework for investors and issuers.

Why ICOs Should Want to Be Securities

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 14:05

Why ICOs Should Want to Be Securities If you were to dedicate years of your life to building something revolutionary, wouldn’t you want certainty that it’s not a ticking legal time bomb?

Two Less Tims: R3 Sees Key Employees Depart for New Ventures

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 13:00

Two Less Tims: R3 Sees Key Employees Depart for New Ventures Blockchain consortium R3 has lost two of its most public employees, Tim Grant and Tim Swanson, who are moving onto their own ventures.

Two Fewer Tims: R3 Sees Key Employees Depart for New Ventures

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 13:00

Two Fewer Tims: R3 Sees Key Employees Depart for New Ventures Blockchain consortium R3 has lost two of its most public employees, Tim Grant and Tim Swanson, who are moving onto their own ventures.

Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Brings Chinese Trading to a Close

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 12:30

Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Brings Chinese Trading to a Close BTCC, an international cryptocurrency exchange with headquarters in China, has announced it has ceased all domestic trading activities.

Alleged Bitcoin Money Launderer Has First Extradition Hearing

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 12:01

Alleged Bitcoin Money Launderer Has First Extradition Hearing Alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik has had his first extradition hearing after being arrested in Greece on charges of money laundering.

Police Confirm North Korean Connection in Bitcoin Exchange Phishing

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 11:00

Police Confirm North Korean Connection in Bitcoin Exchange Phishing Law enforcement officials have confirmed that hackers from North Korea sought to steal bitcoins from exchanges in South Korea.

Case-By-Case or Cease-and-Desist? In Search Of a New Approach to ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 10:00

Case-By-Case or Cease-and-Desist? In Search Of a New Approach to ICOs Regulators are taking positions on token sales, but CoinDesk’s Noelle Acheson argues they may be approaching the industry from the wrong direction.

Cease-and-Desist? In Search Of a New Approach to ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 10:00

Cease-and-Desist? In Search Of a New Approach to ICOs Regulators are taking positions on token sales, but CoinDesk’s Noelle Acheson argues they may be approaching the industry from the wrong direction.

Guns & Crypto: How Bitcoin Is Helping Keep Cody Wilson's Anarchist Dream Alive

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 02. 00:00

Guns & Crypto: How Bitcoin Is Helping Keep Cody Wilson's Anarchist Dream Alive The controversial founder of Defense Distributed, a manufacturer of 3D gun printers, has said his company is flourishing, in part due to bitcoin.

Sea Change? Deloitte Is Tracking Ships' Certificates with Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 01. 15:15

Sea Change? Deloitte Is Tracking Ships' Certificates with Blockchain Deloitte and DNV GL, one of the world's largest classification societies, are taking non-financial uses of blockchain tech into uncharted waters.

How to Legitimize the ICO Market (Crypto Lawyers Take Note)

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 01. 13:00

How to Legitimize the ICO Market (Crypto Lawyers Take Note) A blockchain-focused lawyer explains why his profession should play a critical role in the growth and maturation of the ICO market.

Case-By-Case or Cease-and-Desist? In Search Of a New Approach to ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 01. 09:00

Case-By-Case or Cease-and-Desist? In Search Of a New Approach to ICOs Regulators are taking positions on token sales, but CoinDesk’s Noelle Acheson argues they may be approaching the industry from the wrong direction.

Guns & Crypto: How Bitcoin Is Helping Keep Cody Wilson's Anarchist Dream Alive

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 01. 02:01

Guns & Crypto: How Bitcoin Is Helping Keep Cody Wilson's Anarchist Dream Alive Bitcoin's recent price gains appear to be translating into increased business for a surprising sector of the economy: guns-and-ammo retailers.