$1,210: Bitcoin Price Hits New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 23:40

$1,210: Bitcoin Price Hits New All-Time High Bitcoin prices have traded above $1,000 for two weeks, providing evidence that the cryptocurrency has established support at this level.

Source

$1,210: Bitcoin Price Hits New All-Time High Amid Sustained Support

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 23:40

$1,210: Bitcoin Price Hits New All-Time High Amid Sustained Support Bitcoin prices have traded above $1,000 for two weeks, providing evidence that the cryptocurrency has established support at this level.

Source

Vitalik Buterin Calls for Collaboration at Enterprise Ethereum Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 18:25

Vitalik Buterin Calls for Collaboration at Enterprise Ethereum Launch Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin addressed a crowd today at the launch of a corporate-facing version of the blockchain platform.

Source

Comparison: 3 Platforms Paying You in Bitcoin for Uploading Images

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 28. 18:00

Comparison: 3 Platforms Paying You in Bitcoin for Uploading Images

Recently, three different startups have begun offering a way for anyone to earn bitcoin by uploading content such as images and videos. Bitcoin.com examines the differences between the three platforms. Also read: New Image Hosting Service Pays Thousands of Uploaders in Bitcoin  Loopnroll Loopnroll allows users to publish photos, short videos and animated gifs along with

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Microsoft Adds JPMorgan’s 'Quorum' Blockchain to Azure Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 17:41

Microsoft Adds JPMorgan’s 'Quorum' Blockchain to Azure Platform Microsoft has added JPMorgan’s blockchain service Quorum to its blockchain tool box.

Source

Central Banks Back Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 15:46

Central Banks Back Hyperledger Blockchain Project The Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston are among 11 new members of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain initiative.

Source

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron Praises Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 15:01

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron Praises Blockchain Tech Former UK prime minister David Cameron has said that blockchain tech could help improve financial inclusion and government transparency.

Source

BTCC Offers Fee-Free Dollar Trading for Post-PBoC Boost

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 14:30

BTCC Offers Fee-Free Dollar Trading for Post-PBoC Boost BTCC, one of China's 'Big Three' digital currency exchanges, is to cut fees on both sides of US dollar-based bitcoin trades.

Source

R3 Makes a Habit of Sending Cease-and-Desist Letters to Bitcoiners

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 28. 14:00

R3 Makes a Habit of Sending Cease-and-Desist Letters to Bitcoiners

R3 is making a habit of sending cease-and-desist letters to bitcoin journalists and developers. R3 first gained notoriety for bringing together 70 of the world’s largest financial institutions under the banner of ‘blockchain’, but has since moved away from the buzzword, towards so called ‘distributed ledger’ technology.  The blockchain consortium, whose primary goal is to cut

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'Big Four' Firm EY Begins Blockchain ID Platform Rollout

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 13:30

'Big Four' Firm EY Begins Blockchain ID Platform Rollout 'Big Four' auditing firm EY has developed a new blockchain identity platform for an Australian client.

Source

Satoshi Fund: Investments in Blockchain Projects During 2016 Yields Over 500% Returns

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 28. 13:00

Satoshi Fund: Investments in Blockchain Projects During 2016 Yields Over 500% Returns

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. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions

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Coinbase Exits as Hawaii Requires Bitcoin Companies to Hold Fiat Reserves

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 28. 12:00

Coinbase Exits as Hawaii Requires Bitcoin Companies to Hold Fiat Reserves

Coinbase announced on Monday that it “must indefinitely suspend its business in Hawaii”. This is because the Hawaii Division of Financial Institutions (DFI) has imposed regulatory policies that would make Coinbase’s continued operations there impractical. Also read: IRS Asks to Postpone Upcoming Hearing With Coinbase  Hawaii’s Money Transmitter License Requirements According to Coinbase’s announcement, “the

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Blockchain Startup Selected for Airline Trade Group Awards

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 11:32

Blockchain Startup Selected for Airline Trade Group Awards The International Air Transport Association has selected a blockchain startup as one of five trade-finance competition finalists.

Source

Big Corporates Unite for Launch of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 28. 09:56

Big Corporates Unite for Launch of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance JP Morgan, Microsoft, BP and Wipro are among the global corporations behind the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, set to be unveiled today.

Source

Antonopoulos Details Bitcoin’s Two Layers of Protection Against Quantum Computing

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 28. 08:00

Antonopoulos Details Bitcoin’s Two Layers of Protection Against Quantum Computing

Andreas Antonopoulos is a well-known visionary and speaker within the Bitcoin community. Lately, there’s been a lot of conversations and media headlines discussing the development of quantum computers breaking elliptic curve cryptography. Antonopoulos believes Bitcoin will be okay if the system upgrades, as research in quantum computing develops further. The technical expert also details that Satoshi’s

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Learning Cryptography Through Bitcoin’s Proof of Existence Feature

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 28. 01:00

Learning Cryptography Through Bitcoin’s Proof of Existence Feature

Proof-of-existence (PoE) is a utility built into the Bitcoin blockchain that allows anyone to store records in an immutable fashion.  Also read: Bitcoin Nostalgia: Can Some Bitcoins Be Worth More Than Others? Storing Records on the Bitcoin Blockchain Stored records held on the blockchain may not have legal implementations at the moment but very well could in

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Coinbase Just Stopped Serving Bitcoin Customers in Hawaii

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 22:01

Coinbase Just Stopped Serving Bitcoin Customers in Hawaii Digital currency exchange Coinbase said today that it will stop serving customers in Hawaii following regulatory changes in the US state.

Source

Bitcoin.com’s Bitcoinocracy: Decentralized Voting Powered by Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 27. 22:00

Bitcoin.com’s Bitcoinocracy: Decentralized Voting Powered by Bitcoin

Bitcoin.com is pleased to announce the release of its revamped voting tool, Bitcoinocracy, at vote.bitcoin.com. Bitcoinocracy allows bitcoiners to vote with their bitcoin holdings on block size, segregated witness, and many other bitcoin proposals. Related: Bitcoin.com Adds Stash Node Pro to its Online Store Bitcoinocracy Enables Bitcoin Stakeholders to ‘Put Money Where Their Mouth Is’  In

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Blockchain Trade Group Partners with Securities Industry Organization

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 21:00

Blockchain Trade Group Partners with Securities Industry Organization The Chamber of Digital Commerce has announced a new research and educational partnership with a US-based finance and securities sector trade group.

Source

Vays vs Ver: Two Very Different Bitcoin Visions Clash at Anarchapulco

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 27. 20:00

Vays vs Ver: Two Very Different Bitcoin Visions Clash at Anarchapulco

This week many bitcoiners attended the voluntaryism-based Anarchapulco conference in Acapulco, Mexico to discuss liberty and topics such as Bitcoin. During the weekend The Crypto Show broadcasted a debate between Bitcoin proponent Tone Vays and Bitcoin.com’s CEO Roger Ver concerning the future of Bitcoin scaling. These prominent members of the Bitcoin community had entirely different views on

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Citi Returns as Title Sponsor for Consensus 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 19:55

Citi Returns as Title Sponsor for Consensus 2017 CoinDesk is thrilled to welcome back Citi as a title sponsor for Consensus 2017, our third annual blockchain technology summit.

Source

Russia's PM: Blockchain Tech Could Bring Big Changes

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 18:01

Russia's PM: Blockchain Tech Could Bring Big Changes Blockchain tech could have widespread impact, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reportedly said today.

Source

Bitfortip Lets Users Earn Bitcoin By Answering Questions

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 27. 18:00

Bitfortip Lets Users Earn Bitcoin By Answering Questions

Bitfortip is a platform that lets users earn bitcoin by answering questions or providing information and tips. The startup launched an Android app last month and is currently working on an iOS version. Bitcoin.com talked to founder Panagiotis Pollis to learn more about how it works. Also read: Rental Marketplace Portion Uses Bitcoin and Smart Assets

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Michael Terpin Discusses CoinAgenda: A Conference Dedicated to Investors

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 27. 17:00

Michael Terpin Discusses CoinAgenda: A Conference Dedicated to Investors

Just recently Bitcoin.com com spoke to CoinAgenda producer Michael Terpin, CEO of Transform Group, and co-founder of Bitangels. CoinAgenda is a series of conferences dedicated to the investment side of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Also read: Tech Startup IOHK Initiates Cryptocurrency and Blockchain University Network This March 3-5 CoinAgenda will take place in the gorgeous settings of

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Canada’s Securities Watchdog Seeks Blockchain Firms for Startup 'Sandbox'

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 17:00

Canada’s Securities Watchdog Seeks Blockchain Firms for Startup 'Sandbox' Canada's securities trade watchdog wants blockchain startups for its new regulatory "sandbox".

Source

BIS Report: DLT 'Promising' But 'A Long Way Off'

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 16:30

BIS Report: DLT 'Promising' But 'A Long Way Off' The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released a new report on blockchains and distributed ledgers.

Source

Bloq Buys Blockchain Analytics Firm Skry in First Acquisition

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 15:01

Bloq Buys Blockchain Analytics Firm Skry in First Acquisition Bloq has acqui-hired blockchain analytics startup Skry in a move aimed to boost its analytics offering.

Source

DTCC Moves to Next Stage of Digital Asset Blockchain Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 14:59

DTCC Moves to Next Stage of Digital Asset Blockchain Trial The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has completed the first leg of a post-trade distributed ledger trial with startup Digital Asset.

Source

New Member Monax to Bring Ethereum Tech to Hyperledger Blockchain Group

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 14:30

New Member Monax to Bring Ethereum Tech to Hyperledger Blockchain Group Monax has joined Hyperledger and proposed what would be the consortium's first ever ethereum virtual machine.

Source

Monax to Bring Ethereum Tech to Hyperledger Blockchain Group

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 14:30

Monax to Bring Ethereum Tech to Hyperledger Blockchain Group Monax has joined Hyperledger and proposed what would be the consortium's first ever ethereum virtual machine.

Source

Big Banks Turn to Bitcoin Tracking in Fight Against Human Trafficking

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 13:31

Big Banks Turn to Bitcoin Tracking in Fight Against Human Trafficking Inside the struggle to trace the transactions of human traffickers, who, in recent years, have turned to bitcoin.

Source

Banks Turn to Bitcoin Tracking in Fight Against Human Trafficking

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 13:31

Banks Turn to Bitcoin Tracking in Fight Against Human Trafficking Inside the struggle to trace the transactions of human traffickers, who, in recent years, have turned to bitcoin.

Source

4 Apps Helping Bitcoiners With Tax Compliance

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 27. 12:00

4 Apps Helping Bitcoiners With Tax Compliance

The U.S. is already well into tax season, and many bitcoin users will have capital gains to declare this year. To help them remain tax compliant, there are numerous software programs to help keep track of digital currency cost basis and profits over the course of one’s mining, buying, trading or earning bitcoins. Related: IRS Asks

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Overtaking Banking in the Race to Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 27. 12:00

Overtaking Banking in the Race to Blockchain Blockchain progress in the energy industry could give banking applications a run for sector supremacy, CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues.

Source

EasyBit Brings Bitcoin ATMs to Texas

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 27. 11:00

EasyBit Brings Bitcoin ATMs to Texas

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Markets Update: The Top Ten Altcoins Then and Now

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 27. 09:00

Markets Update: The Top Ten Altcoins Then and Now

While bitcoin’s price cracked a new all-time high of US$1,220, the top ten alternative cryptocurrencies also got a lift from the spike. The rise in bitcoin’s price has brought back a lot of memories from 2013’s upswing, but there are considerable differences in altcoin markets between bitcoin’s two massive bull runs. Also read: IOHK Initiates Cryptocurrency

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Stegoseed: Hiding Bitcoin Seed Keys In Plain Sight

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 27. 01:00

Stegoseed: Hiding Bitcoin Seed Keys In Plain Sight

James Stanley, a Bristol-based software developer, has developed a tool that steganographically encodes Bitcoin wallet seeds. Stegoseed essentially gives Bitcoin users the ability to hide funds in plain sight. Also read: The Joinmarket Community Wants to Improve Bitcoin’s Fungibility Steganographically Concealing Bitcoin Seeds Stanley’s stegoseed is a tool that enables Bitcoin users to encode and decode

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Tech Startup IOHK Initiates Cryptocurrency and Blockchain University Network

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 26. 18:00

Tech Startup IOHK Initiates Cryptocurrency and Blockchain University Network

The blockchain research and development startup, IOHK, is building a network of university partnerships. So far, IOHK has partnered with the Scotland-based University of Edinburgh, as well as the Tokyo Institute of Technology, to bring together academics and students for cryptocurrency and distributed ledger studies. Also read: University Business School ESMT Berlin Now Accepting Bitcoin IOHK Aims to

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CoinDesk Research Releases 'Blockchains for Insurance' Report

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 26. 15:40

CoinDesk Research Releases 'Blockchains for Insurance' Report CoinDesk Research has released its new 44-page research report on the intersection between blockchain tech and the insurance industry.

Source

Rental Marketplace Portion Uses Bitcoin and Smart Assets

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 26. 15:00

Rental Marketplace Portion Uses Bitcoin and Smart Assets

Portion is an upcoming decentralized marketplace built on Bitcoin’s blockchain. Using Portion’s smart asset tags, users will be able to earn bitcoins by renting out anything to other users. Bitcoin.com caught up with CEO Jason Rosenstein to learn more about his new venture. Also Read: Bitcoin Freelance Marketplace Rein Launches in Beta  The New York-based

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How One of the Original Cypherpunks Recalls Bitcoin’s Inception

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 26. 12:00

How One of the Original Cypherpunks Recalls Bitcoin’s Inception

In the early nineties, a group of cryptography experts called ‘cypherpunks’ gave life to ideas like digital currency and promoting freedom through the use of technology. Timothy C. May was one of these visionaries, and he predicted the rise of encrypted messaging, cryptocurrencies, and electronic contracts. Also read: Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in

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What Bitcoin Traders Should Know About Technical Analysis

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 26. 11:48

What Bitcoin Traders Should Know About Technical Analysis Technical analysis is a tool that can prove particularly valuable to bitcoin traders, but what does it entail?

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The Butterfly Effect of Chinese Bitcoin Regulations

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 26. 01:00

The Butterfly Effect of Chinese Bitcoin Regulations

Over the past few weeks, China has implemented regulations across all bitcoin exchange operations within the country. This, in turn, has caused a significant drop in trading volumes within the region. Some people speculate that Chinese bitcoin traders are now going abroad finding friendlier overseas entrances to bitcoin exchanges. Also read: An Alliance Forms Under China’s

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Who Broke the SHA1 Algorithm (And What Does It Mean for Bitcoin)?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 25. 17:00

Who Broke the SHA1 Algorithm (And What Does It Mean for Bitcoin)? The SHA1 encryption algorithm was recently 'broken' by researchers at Google and CWI Amsterdam. Should the bitcoin world worry?

Source

What to Expect From Ledgerx’s ‘Physically-Settled’ Bitcoin Options

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 25. 16:00

What to Expect From Ledgerx’s ‘Physically-Settled’ Bitcoin Options

Institutional trading and clearing platform Ledgerx is preparing to offer ‘physically-settled’ bitcoin options. The company is currently waiting for full regulatory approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade and clear bitcoin options. Bitcoin.com caught up with CEO Paul Chou to find out more about their upcoming bitcoin derivatives products. Also read: EU

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After New Highs, Bitcoin Price Faces Uncertain Path Ahead

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 25. 15:58

After New Highs, Bitcoin Price Faces Uncertain Path Ahead Bitcoin prices encountered some notable volatility after hitting an all-time high the session before.

Source

The Practice of Predicting the Price of Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 25. 10:00

The Practice of Predicting the Price of Bitcoin

“The hereditary gift of prophecy will go to the grave with me,” the infamous ‘super forecaster,’ Nostradamus, said in the year 1555. Indeed, there have been many investors and economists who tried to predict bitcoin’s price value over the years. Some of them have been significantly on point with their predictions, while others have been

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Stuck transactions

Bitbargain.com

2017. Feb. 25. 04:47

Stuck transactions

As it stands, we have over 300 BTC of transactions stuck, waiting for confirmations. Based on some articles there are other exchanges dealing with a similar issue.

We have tried to double spend inputs for transactions where the TXID was no longer visible by blockr.io or blockchain.info, directly to these explorers and the transaction was rejected. This means that the transaction is still out there in the mempool and is waiting for confirmations.

And as long as there aren’t too many miners cheating on the priority formula (focusing on highest fees with no consideration to input age) the transaction should confirm in some days as the priority should in theory continue to increase.

Because we can’t afford to wait for our coins to return in days, free withdrawals have been disabled temporarily and our own share of the txfee has been raised. The mempool transaction count has dropped from 100k to just 40k. Hopefully we can soon clear the huge backlog and get the coins back.

In the meantime, we’ll do a test with CPFP (”Child Pays For Parent”). Perhaps we can provide a tool to speed up the confirmation.

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/bitcoins-transaction-backlog-hits-all-time-high/

https://blockchain.info/en/charts/mempool-count?timespan=30days

https://bitcoinfees.21.co/

https://themerkle.com/core-developer-bitcoin-is-about-financial-sovereignty-not-speed/

http://www.blockalerts.com/all/nothing-to-worry-about-high-transaction-fees-in-bitcoin/

https://medium.com/@jimmysong/why-bitcoin-will-get-scaling-without-segwit-or-large-blocks-772799fab021

Stuck transactions

Bitbargain.com

2017. Feb. 25. 03:47

Stuck transactions

As it stands, we have over 300 BTC of transactions stuck, waiting for confirmations. Based on some articles there are other exchanges dealing with a similar issue.

We have tried to double spend inputs for transactions where the TXID was no longer visible by blockr.io or blockchain.info, directly to these explorers and the transaction was rejected. This means that the transaction is still out there in the mempool and is waiting for confirmations.

And as long as there aren’t too many miners cheating on the priority formula (focusing on highest fees with no consideration to input age) the transaction should confirm in some days as the priority should in theory continue to increase.

Because we can’t afford to wait for our coins to return in days, free withdrawals have been disabled temporarily and our own share of the txfee has been raised. The mempool transaction count has dropped from 100k to just 40k. Hopefully we can soon clear the huge backlog and get the coins back.

In the meantime, we’ll do a test with CPFP (”Child Pays For Parent”). Perhaps we can provide a tool to speed up the confirmation.

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/bitcoins-transaction-backlog-hits-all-time-high/

https://blockchain.info/en/charts/mempool-count?timespan=30days

https://bitcoinfees.21.co/

https://themerkle.com/core-developer-bitcoin-is-about-financial-sovereignty-not-speed/

http://www.blockalerts.com/all/nothing-to-worry-about-high-transaction-fees-in-bitcoin/

https://medium.com/@jimmysong/why-bitcoin-will-get-scaling-without-segwit-or-large-blocks-772799fab021

Unanimous Vote Advances Blockchain Bill in Arizona Legislature

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 21:39

Unanimous Vote Advances Blockchain Bill in Arizona Legislature Lawmakers in Arizona’s legislature have unanimously advanced a bill that recognize blockchain signatures and smart contracts under state law.

Source

Sprint to Test Blockchain Platform for Connecting Telecoms

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 18:50

Sprint to Test Blockchain Platform for Connecting Telecoms US telecom Sprint is working on a new blockchain initiative focused on carrier applications.

Source

Analyst: Bitcoin’s Market Cap Could Grow ‘Well Beyond $100 Billion’

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 24. 18:00

Analyst: Bitcoin’s Market Cap Could Grow ‘Well Beyond $100 Billion’

On Thursday, former Needham analyst Spencer Bogart, famed for predicting the sub-25 percent chance of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approving a Bitcoin ETF, published a blog post estimating that bitcoin’s market cap could reach “well-beyond $100 billion”. Also read: Needham: Probability of Approval for a Bitcoin ETF ‘Very Low’  Bogart has recently

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Cloudflare Bug Triggers Password Warnings from Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 17:40

Cloudflare Bug Triggers Password Warnings from Bitcoin Exchanges Users of bitcoin exchanges and other online services are being warned to change their passwords in light of a bug tied to Cloudflare.

Source

Malta's PM: The Rise of Cryptocurrencies 'Cannot Be Stopped'

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 16:31

Malta's PM: The Rise of Cryptocurrencies 'Cannot Be Stopped' European regulators should embrace cryptocurrencies, the prime minister of Malta argued in a speech yesterday.

Source

'Buy Bitcoin,' PwC Fintech Director Tells Fordham Students

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 16:01

'Buy Bitcoin,' PwC Fintech Director Tells Fordham Students Representatives of the 'Big Four' global auditing firms were at New York's Fordham University yesterday to discuss blockchain in the capital markets.

Source

The Recently Discovered Cloudflare Bug Could Affect Bitcoin Users

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 24. 16:00

The Recently Discovered Cloudflare Bug Could Affect Bitcoin Users

On February 17 an individual had discovered a bug with the Cloudflare infrastructure, a company that many bitcoin companies use for DoS protection and other services. The severity of the bug is considered very bad, and security credentials for many bitcoin accounts should be changed. Also read: The Bitcoin Exchange Thefts You May Have Forgotten Cloudbleed

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Edinburgh University Partners with IOHK on Blockchain Research Hub

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 15:09

Edinburgh University Partners with IOHK on Blockchain Research Hub Scotland's University of Edinburgh is partnering with blockchain startup IOHK on a new research lab dedicated to the technology.

Source

New Ethereum Proposal Aims to Supercharge Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 14:30

New Ethereum Proposal Aims to Supercharge Smart Contracts The creator of a new ethereum project says his ambitious off-chain networks, done right, could enable more complex applications of the technology.

Source

Malta’s Prime Minister Says Europe Should Become the Bitcoin Continent

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 24. 14:00

Malta’s Prime Minister Says Europe Should Become the Bitcoin Continent

The Prime Minister of Malta, Dr. Joseph Muscat, spoke on Thursday at the CEPS Ideas Lab event where he proposed that “Europe should become the Bitcoin continent”.  Also read: Bitspark Enters $20 Billion Pakistani Remittance Market  European Policy Event with 1000+ Participants Innovation platform of exchange, the CEPS Ideas Lab, brings together national think tanks

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'Top 10' Blockchains Report Concludes: Now is the Time to Pivot

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 13:00

'Top 10' Blockchains Report Concludes: Now is the Time to Pivot Ethereum, Digital Asset, R3, and more go head-to-head in this detailed blockchain study by Aite Group.

Source

How Specifically The EU & US Intend To Tax Your Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 24. 12:00

How Specifically The EU & US Intend To Tax Your Bitcoin

For the EU and US, the Wild West days of bitcoin are over. 2017 will be the year of bitcoin regulation and taxation during which individuals need information and caution.  Also Read: Fedcoin: The U.S. Will Issue E-Currency That You Will Use The bad news: Central bankers want private, centralized blockchains to facilitate all movement

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Do You Believe in Blockchain Magic?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 24. 12:00

Do You Believe in Blockchain Magic? Many optimistic claims are made for applications of blockchain, but hyping the tech is not the best way forward, argues Sebastien Meunier.

Source

Bitspark Enters $20 Billion Pakistani Remittance Market

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 24. 07:00

Bitspark Enters $20 Billion Pakistani Remittance Market

Money transfer platform Bitspark announced on Wednesday that they have expanded their service to Pakistan, a $20.3 billion remittance market. Bitcoin.com caught up with CEO George Harrap to learn more. Also read: Migrant Workers Attract Remittance Startup Bitspark to Southeast Asia  Pakistan: a $20.3 Billion Remittance Market The Hong Kong-based company, which serves licensed money transfer

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Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 23:11

Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High Bitcoin has broken through its all-time price high.

Source

Bitcoin Price Surpasses 2013 All Time High

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 21:30

Bitcoin Price Surpasses 2013 All Time High

According to recent charts, the price per bitcoin has surpassed it’s 2013 all time high (ATH) on February 23, 2017, reaching $1168 per BTC. Related: Bitcoin’s Transaction Queue Sets a New Record Bitcoin Crosses its All-Time Price High Bitcoin’s price value has been on a tear throughout most of 2017 and just recently crossed its highest

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The Code for This Bitcoin Node Scanner is Now Open Source

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 21:19

The Code for This Bitcoin Node Scanner is Now Open Source CoinScope, a tool that provides aggregated data about bitcoin nodes, has been made open source.

Source

Bitcoin’s Transaction Queue Sets a New Record

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 20:00

Bitcoin’s Transaction Queue Sets a New Record

On February 22 the transaction queue for the Bitcoin network, otherwise known as the mempool, reached its all-time-high. During peak hours of the day, over 100,000 transactions were unconfirmed, and many people were once again experiencing significant delays. Related: Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Up More Than 1200% in Past Two Years Bitcoin Transaction Congestion Surpasses All-Time-High

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Case studies from e-Residency, LHV, and IBM. Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn program is already available

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 19:21

Case studies from e-Residency, LHV, and IBM. Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn program is already available

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. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions

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AGAM Foundation participated in conference devoted to development of crypto-currencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 19:13

AGAM Foundation participated in conference devoted to development of crypto-currencies

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. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions

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CoinAgenda Launches First Bitcoin/Blockchain Investor Conference in Caribbean Region

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 18:24

CoinAgenda Launches First Bitcoin/Blockchain Investor Conference in Caribbean Region

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Hawaii's Blockchain Exploration Bill is Moving Forward

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 18:15

Hawaii's Blockchain Exploration Bill is Moving Forward Hawaii's new 'bitcoin bill' passed a notable milestone this week.

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Bitcoin Transaction Volumes Playing Increased Role Amid China Shakeup

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 18:00

Bitcoin Transaction Volumes Playing Increased Role Amid China Shakeup

“If you had told most people that the vast majority of Chinese trading volumes were going to disappear and Bitcoin was going to hold over $1,000, people would not have believed you just a month-and-a-half ago,” ARK blockchain products lead Chris Burniske tells Bitcoin.com. “That bitcoin’s value is potentially more supported by its transacting volume

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Hitachi Tests Private Blockchain for Rewards Points

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 17:00

Hitachi Tests Private Blockchain for Rewards Points Japan's Hitachi is working on a new blockchain test, one that explores how the tech could power its rewards points program.

Source

Canada’s Central Bank is 'Open' to More Blockchain Tests

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 16:00

Canada’s Central Bank is 'Open' to More Blockchain Tests Canada’s central bank said it’s willing to try out more blockchain prototypes, according to one of its senior officials.

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Mizuho Completes Blockchain Recordkeeping, Digital Currency Trials

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 15:30

Mizuho Completes Blockchain Recordkeeping, Digital Currency Trials Japanese banking group Mizuho announced today the completion of two new blockchain trials.

Source

Blockchain Startup Storj Targets Enterprise Cloud With $3 Million Raise

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 14:59

Blockchain Startup Storj Targets Enterprise Cloud With $3 Million Raise Decentralized storage startup Storj Labs announced today it has raised $3m in seed funding.

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How Much Does it Cost to Run a Full Bitcoin Node?

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 14:00

How Much Does it Cost to Run a Full Bitcoin Node?

Bitcoin’s health largely depends on how many people run the decentralized peer-to-peer network globally by participating as a ‘Bitcoin node,’ which vary in size. A node might represent a single individual with a laptop, a company running a single node for mostly symbolic purposes or even a massive Bitcoin mining farm harnessing a large percentage of

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Faster Than Lightning? 'Sprite' Proposes New Design for Bitcoin Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 14:00

Faster Than Lightning? 'Sprite' Proposes New Design for Bitcoin Payments Researchers have laid out a framework for a payment system they claim would be even faster than bitcoin's Lightning Network.

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Faster Than Lightning? 'Sprite' Paper Envisions New Bitcoin Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 14:00

Faster Than Lightning? 'Sprite' Paper Envisions New Bitcoin Payments Researchers have laid out a framework for a payment system they claim would be even faster than bitcoin's Lightning Network.

Source

Zcash Unveils Roadmap for 'Sapling' Blockchain Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 12:30

Zcash Unveils Roadmap for 'Sapling' Blockchain Upgrade Zcash has published a new development roadmap, including details about a forthcoming upgrade dubbed 'Sapling'.

Source

New 22 Petahash Mining Pool Signaling Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 12:00

New 22 Petahash Mining Pool Signaling Bitcoin Unlimited

A new mining facility and pool going by the name of ‘CANOE’ has joined the Bitcoin mining race this week, already claiming 0.7% of the total hashrate with 22 Petahashes worth of mining power. Also read: Network Alternative Bitcoin Unlimited Closing In On ‘Opponent’ Segwit Proposal  New Pool Signaling Bitcoin Unlimited News of CANOE’s launch

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Bitcoin IoT Startup Filament Nets $9.5 Million in Ongoing Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 11:00

Bitcoin IoT Startup Filament Nets $9.5 Million in Ongoing Funding Blockchain IoT startup Filament has almost completed a fresh round of fundraising.

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Bitcoin IoT Startup Filament Nets $9.5 Million in New Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 11:00

Bitcoin IoT Startup Filament Nets $9.5 Million in New Funding Blockchain IoT startup Filament has almost completed a fresh round of fundraising.

Source

Bitcoin Price Surges to Within $30 of All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 23. 10:23

Bitcoin Price Surges to Within $30 of All-Time High The price of bitcoin has surged overnight, closing to within $30 of an all-time high set back in 2013.

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The Joinmarket Community Wants to Improve Bitcoin’s Fungibility

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 07:00

The Joinmarket Community Wants to Improve Bitcoin’s Fungibility

Many people within the cryptocurrency environment are on a quest for fungible digital currency transactions. Some have opted to use altcoins while others patiently wait for Bitcoin implementations like Schnorr signatures and Tumblebit. For the time being, there is a platform that Bitcoiners can experiment with that uses coinjoin transactions called Joinmarket. Also read: Europe Lays

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EU Parliament Report Recognizes the Bitcoin Blockchain’s ‘Dominance’

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 23. 01:00

EU Parliament Report Recognizes the Bitcoin Blockchain’s ‘Dominance’

The European Parliament published an “in-depth analysis” on Tuesday on blockchain technology, focusing on “how Bitcoin’s dominance of the blockchain field could affect wider development of the technology and other applications of distributed ledgers”, its authors wrote. The 28-page report entitled ‘How blockchain technology could change our lives’ was put together by the European Parliamentary

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Zcash Prices Sink Below $30 in Market First

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 22:20

Zcash Prices Sink Below $30 in Market First Zcash prices consistently traded below $30 during the 22nd February session, a first for the cryptocurrency.

Source

Danish Police Surveil the Blockchain to Make Arrests

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 22. 21:00

Danish Police Surveil the Blockchain to Make Arrests

Danish law enforcement have arrested drug traffickers after an investigation that included surveilling the blockchain, according to the regional publication Berlingske. The Danish police’s cyber crime unit NC3 claim they have made arrests based on criminal activity tracked via bitcoin transactions.  Law enforcement officials are indeed working with blockchain surveillance software globally, and even warning

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Cryptsy Class Action Lawyers Launch New Claims Site

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 20:54

Cryptsy Class Action Lawyers Launch New Claims Site The legal team behind the class action lawsuit against Cryptsy has launched a new site in a bid to locate potential claimants.

Source

Danish Police Claim Breakthrough in Bitcoin Tracking

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 19:05

Danish Police Claim Breakthrough in Bitcoin Tracking Danish police are claiming to have developed software for tracing bitcoin transactions that has led to successful drug convictions, according to local reports. As reported by Berlingske, a new toolkit has reportedly enabled law enforcement officials in Denmark to press forward in cases involving the digital currency. The Danish National Police Cyber Crime Center (NC3) is said to […]

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West Virginia Lawmakers Want to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering a Felony

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 18:05

West Virginia Lawmakers Want to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering a Felony Legislators in West Virgina want to make it a felony to launder money with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Up More Than 1200% in Past Two Years

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 22. 18:00

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Up More Than 1200% in Past Two Years

Bitcoin transaction fees are up 1289% since March 2015 as Bitcoin transaction volume in 2017 approximates $250 million per day or about $180,000 per minute. That represents a 55% increase over 2016 and 173% over 2015. Bitcoin has added $10B to its market cap over the last year and currently processes three transactions per second.

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Poland’s Financial Ombudsman Calls for Bitcoin Exchange Regulation

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 16:00

Poland’s Financial Ombudsman Calls for Bitcoin Exchange Regulation Poland’s Financial Ombudsman has called on the country’s Ministry of Finance to regulate the cryptocurrency exchanges.

Source

Major Banks Use Blockchain Prototype for Live Oil Trade

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 15:20

Major Banks Use Blockchain Prototype for Live Oil Trade Two major European banks have released the initial results of a blockchain prototype focused on oil trading.

Source

Purse Expands Into Europe, Partners With Swiss Bitcoin Broker Bity

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 22. 15:00

Purse Expands Into Europe, Partners With Swiss Bitcoin Broker Bity

Purse announced a partnership with Swiss bitcoin broker Bity on Tuesday. This is the company’s first partnership with a broker in Europe, where it currently does not have a large presence. Bitcoin.com caught up with both Purse and Bity to learn more about the partnership. Also read: Purse and Unocoin Partner to ‘Drive Indian Bitcoin

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Ethereum Economics Gets Spotlight in Vitalik Buterin EDCON Keynote

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 14:30

Ethereum Economics Gets Spotlight in Vitalik Buterin EDCON Keynote A new talk by ethereum's creator gave insight into the future of the world's second-largest public blockchain network.

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Bitcoin Advocacy Group Coin Center Collects $1 Million in New Contributions

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 12:06

Bitcoin Advocacy Group Coin Center Collects $1 Million in New Contributions Washington, DC-based non-profit research and advocacy group Coin Center has raised $1m from old and new supporters.

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Washington State Bill to Ban Bitcoin for Pot Fails

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 22. 12:00

Washington State Bill to Ban Bitcoin for Pot Fails

A possible ban on bitcoin for marijuana purchases in Washington State has failed, according to a source close to the matter, who wished to remain anonymous. SB 5264, the much-discussed ban on virtual currency for marijuana, failed to make it out of committee. Further, a Senator that brought the bill forward, most likely Senator Ann Rivers,

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P2P Bitcoin Lender Bitbond Raises $1.2 Million in New Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 10:25

P2P Bitcoin Lender Bitbond Raises $1.2 Million in New Funding Peer-to-peer bitcoin loan market Bitbond has raised a further $1.2m from a group of angel investors.

Source

Northern Trust Goes Live With IBM-Powered Private Equities Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 22. 06:00

Northern Trust Goes Live With IBM-Powered Private Equities Blockchain With $6.7tn in assets under custody, Northern Trust has formally launched its first blockchain product with a little help from IBM.

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The Far-Out Claims Behind Onecoin: The Self-Described ‘Bitcoin Killer’

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 22. 01:00

The Far-Out Claims Behind Onecoin: The Self-Described ‘Bitcoin Killer’

As Onecoin “mastermind” Dr. Ruja Ignatov comes onto stage last year to deliver a speech called “The Blockchain”, fire is shot from the stage and fog machines are deployed as a big pop song proclaims its refrain – “this girl is on fire” – over and over. Those in attendance scream and applaud. How did the

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Bitcoin.com Adds Stash Node Pro to its Online Store

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 21. 23:30

Bitcoin.com Adds Stash Node Pro to its Online Store

This past October the privacy-centric Bitcoin company Stash founded by Chris Odom and Cliff Baltzley released its first product the Stash Node Pro. Now customers can get their very own Stash Bitcoin node through Bitcoin.com’s online store. Also read: Stash Launches ‘Bank In A Box’ Bitcoin Full Node The Stash Node Pro Now Available at Bitcoin.com’s

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Bitcoin Price Tops $1,000 For Longest Stretch in History

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 21:32

Bitcoin Price Tops $1,000 For Longest Stretch in History Bitcoin prices have been above $1,000 for more than a week, granting evidence that the currency has been building support at this level.

Source

Decentralized Web Gets Visual Aid With New Blockstack Explorer

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 21:00

Decentralized Web Gets Visual Aid With New Blockstack Explorer Blockstack has released a new blockchain explorer that gives a window into its budding bitcoin-powered internet product.

Source

FOXBIT consolidated as leader in bitcoins negotiation and hopes ro revenue R$ 3 million in 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 21. 19:10

FOXBIT consolidated as leader in bitcoins negotiation and hopes ro revenue R$ 3 million in 2017

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FOXBIT consolidated as leader in bitcoins negotiation and hopes to revenue R$ 3 million in 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 21. 19:10

FOXBIT consolidated as leader in bitcoins negotiation and hopes to revenue R$ 3 million in 2017

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California Lawmakers Consider Barring Bitcoin from Charity Raffles

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 18:20

California Lawmakers Consider Barring Bitcoin from Charity Raffles A lawmaker in California has proposed prohibiting the use of bitcoin and other digital currencies for private raffles.

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Automaker Daimler AG Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 17:21

Automaker Daimler AG Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project Daimler AG, the parent company of luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz, has joined the Linux Foundation led Hyperledger project. The firm announced today that it had joined up with the initiative. Daimler is the second high-profile member to join Hyperledger this year. Late last month, credit card giant American Express announced that it had become part of the project. Daimler AG […]

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Russian Bank Executive Says Bitcoin is the Only Successful Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 21. 17:00

Russian Bank Executive Says Bitcoin is the Only Successful Blockchain

Over the past couple of months, Russian politicians and banks have been changing their tune when it comes to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency solutions. On February 21 Nikita Smirnov vice president of the state-owned bank Vnesheconombank had some positive things to say about the digital currency bitcoin. In fact, Smirnov believes the Bitcoin network is

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New Ethereum Blockchain Consortium Could Run on Experimental Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 16:30

New Ethereum Blockchain Consortium Could Run on Experimental Tech Could the enterprise blockchain consortium use its own experimental technology to break away from the traditional top-down governance model?

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CoinDesk Research Releases 'Blockchains for Insurance' Report

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 15:40

CoinDesk Research Releases 'Blockchains for Insurance' Report CoinDesk Research has released its new 44-page research report on the intersection between blockchain tech and the insurance industry.

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EU Parliament Report Explores Blockchain's 'Substantial Impact'

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 15:02

EU Parliament Report Explores Blockchain's 'Substantial Impact' The EU Parliament’s in-house research office has published a new wide-ranging report on blockchain tech.

Source

Bitcoin Prices Hit Six-Week High as Traders Await ETF Decision

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 13:01

Bitcoin Prices Hit Six-Week High as Traders Await ETF Decision Bitcoin continued to inch closer to annual highs set in early 2017 today, topping $1,100 for the first time since 5th January.

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Swift is Recruiting Banks for Blockchain Tests

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 12:00

Swift is Recruiting Banks for Blockchain Tests Swift plans hopes banks will sign up after it issues criteria guidelines for its developing blockchain program.

Source

Trump’s New Budget Director is a Bitcoin Advocate

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 21. 12:00

Trump’s New Budget Director is a Bitcoin Advocate

Many bitcoiners believe the Trump administration’s anti-regulatory stance may help bitcoin succeed in the U.S. Now the senate has appointed another bitcoin supporter, South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney as the president’s new budget director. Mulvaney has shown the public his interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology for quite some time. Also read: An Alliance Forms Under

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New IoT Cryptocurrency Tech 'Evolved Beyond Blockchain', Creators Say

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 11:00

New IoT Cryptocurrency Tech 'Evolved Beyond Blockchain', Creators Say A new cryptocurrency proof of concept designed for machine-to-machine payments is set to debut in Spain next week.

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Ubuntu Developer to Unveil Crypto Micropayments Concept

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 21. 11:00

Ubuntu Developer to Unveil Crypto Micropayments Concept A new cryptocurrency prototype designed for machine-to-machine payments is set to debut in Spain next week.

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Can Brave’s Webtorrent Integration Boost Bitcoin Adoption?

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 21. 07:00

Can Brave’s Webtorrent Integration Boost Bitcoin Adoption?

While Netflix and other video streaming services rose to prominence, Bittorrent lost a major chunk of its user base, as viewers found Netflix more convenient than downloading large files. Bitcoin-native Brave browser has recently integrated Webtorrent which could pull many consumers back to torrenting and potentially increase Bitcoin adoption. Also read: Brave Browser Finally Unleashes Bitcoin Micropayments 

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Rebranding the DAO: The Controversial Blockchain Concept is Back

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 17:10

Rebranding the DAO: The Controversial Blockchain Concept is Back   It looks like we haven't seen the last of leaderless blockchain-based companies. Despite the spectacular demise of The DAO, developers are still excited about the concept of one day creating decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), automated companies operated by hard-coded rules enforced on a blockchain. As evidenced by discussions at the ethereum developer conference, EDCON 2017, […]

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Rebranding The DAO: The Contentious Blockchain Concept is Back

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 17:10

Rebranding The DAO: The Contentious Blockchain Concept is Back   It looks like we haven't seen the last of leaderless blockchain-based companies. Despite the spectacular demise of The DAO, developers are still excited about the concept of one day creating decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), automated companies operated by hard-coded rules enforced on a blockchain. As evidenced by discussions at the ethereum developer conference, EDCON 2017, […]

Source

An Alliance Forms Under China’s New Bitcoin Regulations

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 17:00

An Alliance Forms Under China’s New Bitcoin Regulations

A big shift is happening in China concerning bitcoin trading. After the country’s central bank implemented new regulatory inspections and policies a lot has changed for Chinese bitcoin exchanges. According to regional sources, a meeting took place between two Chinese bitcoin exchanges and financial authorities on February 17 with intentions to form an alliance to

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Digital Currencies Need Government Intervention Says Bank of Canada

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 15:00

Digital Currencies Need Government Intervention Says Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada has been heavily researching blockchain technology, Bitcoin, and the use of digital currencies. Just recently, a team of central bank researchers published a report called “Canadian Bank Notes and Dominion Notes: Lessons for Digital Currencies” examining issues they believe revolve around private and public cryptocurrencies. Is Canada’s Central Bank Planning to

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3 Smart Contract Misconceptions Explored

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 13:36

3 Smart Contract Misconceptions Explored The smart contracts hype is creating new operational challenges, according to blockchain consultant Olivier Rikken.

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3 Smart Contract Misconceptions

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 13:36

3 Smart Contract Misconceptions The smart contracts hype is creating new operational challenges, according to blockchain consultant Olivier Rikken.

Source

Call for a Digital Geneva Convention Could Affect Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 12:00

Call for a Digital Geneva Convention Could Affect Bitcoin

Concerns about government-sponsored hackings, digital warfare, and an increasing number of malicious cyber attacks prompted tech giant Microsoft to call on governments for a Digital Geneva Convention. Presently, members of the Bitcoin community fear persecution in some countries. For example, Bitcoin miners and traders are being arrested in Venezuela. Therefore, the proposed Digital Geneva Convention

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Where Bitcoin and Banking Collide

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 12:00

Where Bitcoin and Banking Collide Japan, a relatively quiet and traditionally isolated market, is about to set a precedent that could change the cryptocurrency sector.

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EU Lawmakers Propose to Ban Geo-Blocking of Digital Currency Users

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 20. 11:00

EU Lawmakers Propose to Ban Geo-Blocking of Digital Currency Users A new European Parliament proposal aims to prevent geo-blocking of consumers in the economic bloc, including users of digital currencies.

Source

Bitcoin Freelance Marketplace Rein Launches in Beta

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 08:00

Bitcoin Freelance Marketplace Rein Launches in Beta

A peer-to-peer, bitcoin-only freelance marketplace called Rein has launched a beta version, bringing it one step closer to completion. The service could create a strong, uncensorable market for Bitcoiners to offer their skills online and earn a living in bitcoin. Also read: Openbazaar Integrates Tor – The Platform’s Most Requested Feature  Like Openbazaar, Rein has

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5 Ways Bitcoins Could Be Transferred to a Sidechain

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 20. 01:00

5 Ways Bitcoins Could Be Transferred to a Sidechain

The idea of sidechains is something that has garnered a large amount of hype in the Bitcoin community ever since the concept was first publicly discussed in the media back in 2014. The creation of a sidechain essentially allows users to transfer bitcoin to and from other blockchains with different features. Examples of sidechains currently

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Sustainable Development Through Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 19. 18:39

Sustainable Development Through Bitcoin How bitcoin could drive the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, which are aimed to improve the prospects of everyone on the planet.

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Can the Bitcoin Economy Help Greeks Hide Their Wealth?

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 19. 18:00

Can the Bitcoin Economy Help Greeks Hide Their Wealth?

Greece continues to suffer from economic turmoil as European lenders and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) struggle to impose austerity measures across the country. Furthermore, in just over a month, in spite of Greek capital control restrictions, citizens have withdrawn 2.5 billion euros from regional banks. The turbulent economy in Greece may once again cause

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Txfees updated

Bitbargain.com

2017. Feb. 19. 17:23

Txfees updated

In our rush to add the transaction fee as an option, the end result did not turn out to be as efficient or fair as it should have been.

With our latest update, the following changes are now in effect:

- We query bitcoinfees.21.co for their estimate on the lowest BTC/KB fee setting which would confirm a transaction as soon as possible.

- Instead of having to choose a fee for yourself, now you have at hand the cheapest fee in the list which targets the first available block for confirmation.

- The actual fee used is (OUR FEE OFFER) + (YOUR FEE x 3). Our current txfee support is 0.0003 BTC / KB.

- Withdrawals without a fee are no longer grouped together with withdrawals expedited with an extra fee offer.

What are the advantages? You no longer have to guess or pay more transaction fees than needed and quick transactions just became a lot cheaper.

The information in this post may be inaccurate or outdated. Please refer to the BitBargain FAQ for more up to date information.

Txfees updated

Bitbargain.com

2017. Feb. 19. 16:23

Txfees updated

In our rush to add the transaction fee as an option, the end result did not turn out to be as efficient or fair as it should have been.

With our latest update, the following changes are now in effect:

- We query bitcoinfees.21.co for their estimate on the lowest BTC/KB fee setting which would confirm a transaction as soon as possible.

- Instead of having to choose a fee for yourself, now you have at hand the cheapest fee in the list which targets the first available block for confirmation.

- The actual fee used is (OUR FEE OFFER) + (YOUR FEE x 3). Our current txfee support is 0.0003 BTC / KB.

- Withdrawals without a fee are no longer grouped together with withdrawals expedited with an extra fee offer.

What are the advantages? You no longer have to guess or pay more transaction fees than needed and quick transactions just became a lot cheaper.

The information in this post may be inaccurate or outdated. Please refer to the BitBargain FAQ for more up to date information.

Bitcoin Hash Functions Explained

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 19. 13:35

Bitcoin Hash Functions Explained Everything you always wanted to know about bitcoin hashing, but were afraid to ask.

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Counterparty Token Price Doubles Year-to-Date thanks to Real World Use-Cases

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 19. 12:00

Counterparty Token Price Doubles Year-to-Date thanks to Real World Use-Cases

Counterparty, a blockchain-based and tokenized smart contract platform, has doubled in value since the start of 2017. It achieved this despite spending fourteen hours offline in late 2016. In 2016, alternative blockchains like Ethereum, Dash and Ripple grabbed headlines in both alternative and mainstream media. Meanwhile, Counterparty’s token, XCP, has doubled in value since January 1.

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Bitcoin Upgrade Lumino Introduces a New Approach to Scalability

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 19. 07:00

Bitcoin Upgrade Lumino Introduces a New Approach to Scalability

Bitcoin’s block size debate may be getting a new option called Lumino. The proposed Bitcoin scaling solution will supposedly offer an upgrade to 100 Transactions Per Second (tps) without raising the block size or risking a hard fork. Also read: Following a Day of Delays, Lukejr Proposes to Decrease the Block Size  What is Lumino? Lumino

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World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 19. 01:00

World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

Since early 2015, Dubai has focused on taking blockchain technology mainstream. On March 6, 2017, the World Blockchain Forum returns to the opulent Burj Al Arab in Dubai so participants can learn and capitalize on these innovative technologies first hand. Blockchain Accelerates in Dubai Cryptocurrency solutions like Bitcoin and underlying blockchain protocols are growing quite

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Falling GBTC Premium Indicates Market Expects SEC to Approve Bitcoin ETFs

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 18. 18:00

Falling GBTC Premium Indicates Market Expects SEC to Approve Bitcoin ETFs

Next month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has to make a couple of decisions regarding bitcoin ETFs. While three of them are pending approval, the third, Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), is many months away. As the deadlines for the first two bitcoin ETFs draw near, the BIT’s premium has fallen significantly,

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Secretive ‘Enterprise Ethereum’ Project Gets Mixed Reactions at EDCON 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 18. 14:30

Secretive ‘Enterprise Ethereum’ Project Gets Mixed Reactions at EDCON 2017 At day one of the developer-focused EDCON conference in Paris, France, attendees took different stances on the benefits of private blockchains.

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Price Perseveres Above 4-Digit Sweet Spot

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 18. 14:00

Price Perseveres Above 4-Digit Sweet Spot

The Bitcoin price is rising once again, passing US$1,060 per BTC. Bitcoin’s value has consecutively stayed above $1,000 for 22 days. Also read: Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume Bitcoin’s 1K Consolidation The price of bitcoin seems to have consolidated in the $1,000 range during most of February. Bitcoin’s fiat value kicked into high gear again on February

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Yours Updates Reveal Many Ways to Earn Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 18. 12:00

Yours Updates Reveal Many Ways to Earn Bitcoin

Yours is a long-awaited social media platform that promises to pay users bitcoin for different types of content. Long hailed as a potential killer app for bitcoin, Yours will have the ability for anyone anywhere in the world to start earning bitcoin with nothing more than an internet connection. As the project approaches its launch

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Can Blockchain Make Music Great Again?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 18. 11:30

Can Blockchain Make Music Great Again? Blockchain technology can't write songs or play instruments, but it might be able to ensure that those who do get the proper credit and compensation.

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Bitcoin.com’s 4BTC Forum Competition Ends March 1st

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 18. 01:00

Bitcoin.com’s 4BTC Forum Competition Ends March 1st

Bitcoin.com’s Forum is an active group of both new and long-time cryptocurrency enthusiasts. During the holiday season, we initiated a contest to reward the best post or thread created on our forum. The grand prize winner will be rewarded 4BTC, and three runners-up will receive other prizes, as well. Although the contest has started, users can still

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Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 18. 00:44

Altcoin Uptick Ends as Bitcoin Prices Pass $1,050 Altcoins enjoyed a notable rally earlier in the week, but now that run appears to be over.

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NH Lawmakers Advance Proposed Bitcoin MSB Exemption

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 19:00

NH Lawmakers Advance Proposed Bitcoin MSB Exemption A new bill in New Hampshire that would exempt users from existing MSB laws took a step forward this week.

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“It’s about financial freedom and not about speed.”

bitcoinful

2017. Feb. 17. 18:57

“It’s about financial freedom and not about speed.” Eric Lombrozo, a Core Bitcoin developer and CEO of Ciphrex Corp.stated recently in an interview,...

The Race Towards Truly Anonymous Cryptocurrency Is On

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 18:00

The Race Towards Truly Anonymous Cryptocurrency Is On

Anonymous cryptocurrency is in demand, and there are concerted efforts on multiple fronts to make it a reality. For instance, the privacy-centric alternative cryptocurrency, Monero, has enjoyed monumental price gains as understanding about Bitcoin blockchain transparency has become better understood. The digital currency uses an amended version of Bitcoin’s proof-of-work consensus algorithm called ‘proof-of-work-anonymous.’ Notably,

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“It’s about financial freedom and not about speed.”

bitcoinful

2017. Feb. 17. 17:57

“It’s about financial freedom and not about speed.” Eric Lombrozo, a Core Bitcoin developer and CEO of Ciphrex Corp.stated recently in an interview,...

Bank Of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation to Succeed

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 17:53

Bank Of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation to Succeed Researchers from Canada's central bank argue that private digital currencies like bitcoin won't succeed without some kind of government involvement.

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3 Big Blockchain Ideas MIT is Working on Right Now

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 15:30

3 Big Blockchain Ideas MIT is Working on Right Now CoinDesk looks at notable MIT Digital Currency Initiative projects, from reshaping the web, to making blockchains more confidential and auditable.

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Sberbank CEO: Commercial Blockchains Just Two Years Away

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 14:50

Sberbank CEO: Commercial Blockchains Just Two Years Away The CEO of Russia's largest bank believes commercial blockchain applications are closer than many experts have projected.

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Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 13:01

Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver to Push for OKCoin Liquidation in Court Bitcoin investor Roger Ver’s legal fight against Chinese bitcoin exchange OKCoin is intensifying as he pushes for the firm to be liquidated.

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The Big Mistakes Enterprises Are Making on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 12:00

The Big Mistakes Enterprises Are Making on Blockchain Why corporations need to think bigger to maximize the benefits of blockchain.

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Congressional Caucus Launched to Study Digital Currencies and Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 12:00

Congressional Caucus Launched to Study Digital Currencies and Blockchain

Over the past few months, politicians and regulators have sought to grasp the concept of Bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain. This past week, U.S. representatives Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) revealed the launch of a bipartisan Congressional Blockchain Caucus. Also read: Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume A Congressional Blockchain Caucus Across

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Financial Giant Fidelity Seeks Patent for Blockchain Voting System

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 11:00

Financial Giant Fidelity Seeks Patent for Blockchain Voting System Fidelity Investments has applied to patent a method by which a blockchain could be used for authenticating voters and processing fair elections.

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iEx.ec reveal tech behind world’s first blockchain decentralised cloud at EDCON

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 09:01

iEx.ec reveal tech behind world’s first blockchain decentralised cloud at EDCON

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Global Cannabis Seed Banks Are Accepting Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 07:00

Global Cannabis Seed Banks Are Accepting Bitcoin

“What has really struck us is the way the global cannabis community has banded together using the power of the internet,” says a Royal Queen Seeds representative who prefers to simply go by Alex. “Before, people had to rely on friends, local growers, and trial-and-error to learn and grow. The internet has created a platform for

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ASX CEO Expresses New Confidence in Blockchain Post-Trade Tests

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 04:45

ASX CEO Expresses New Confidence in Blockchain Post-Trade Tests Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) plans to increase its blockchain investment by the end of this year to build a better product.

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Luis Buenaventura Highlights ‘Bitcoin’s Strongest Use Case’

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 17. 01:00

Luis Buenaventura Highlights ‘Bitcoin’s Strongest Use Case’

Many people believe global remittance will be Bitcoin’s killer application. This week Bitcoin.com spoke with Luis Buenaventura, remittance expert and Chief Technology Officer at Bloom Solutions, concerning using Bitcoin within the remittance market. We discuss Bitcoin’s possibilities within the billion dollar remittance industry and the recent regulations in the Philippines.   Remittances & Bitcoin Buenaventura

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Is Bitcoin Forming a New Price Floor at $1,000?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 17. 00:10

Is Bitcoin Forming a New Price Floor at $1,000? Are bitcoin prices forming a new support floor as we speak? Only time will tell. Between then and now, we can review the input of market experts.

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Austrian Utility Giant Trials Blockchain Energy Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 19:20

Austrian Utility Giant Trials Blockchain Energy Trading Wien Energie, Austria’s largest utility conglomerate, is taking part in a new blockchain trial focused on energy trading.

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EU Proposes Storing Personal Data From Digital Currency E-Commerce In The Union

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 18:00

EU Proposes Storing Personal Data From Digital Currency E-Commerce In The Union

A Committee of the European Parliament has recently proposed amendments to a regulation including online purchases using digital currencies such as bitcoin. Calling for customer data from such transactions to be stored in the EU, the goal is to protect consumers, it says. Also read: Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies The Purpose

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Commonwealth Bank Plans More Blockchain Investments in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 17:15

Commonwealth Bank Plans More Blockchain Investments in 2017 Commonwealth Bank plans to keep spending on blockchain tech.

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Coin.mx Bitcoin Exchange Trial Begins in New York

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 16:47

Coin.mx Bitcoin Exchange Trial Begins in New York Despite a slight delay, the trial of two individuals tied to the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx has commenced.

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Qtum’s Patrick Dai Talks Smart Contracts and Bitcoin Security

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 16:00

Qtum’s Patrick Dai Talks Smart Contracts and Bitcoin Security

Bitcoin.com recently covered the blockchain project Qtum that mixes the Bitcoin protocol with the Ethereum Virtual Machine in order to enhance smart contracts. We chatted with Patrick Dai, co-founder of Qtum, for more technical information. Dai gives our readers the inside scoop on what this project entails and its goal to create a new blockchain economy. Also Read: How Bitcoin

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Why Bigger Might Not Be Better For Bitcoin Scaling

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 15:25

Why Bigger Might Not Be Better For Bitcoin Scaling The block size debate, long one of the defining challenges hanging over bitcoin's tech community, took an interesting twist late last month. A years-long discussion about how best to scale the functioning $15bn economic network mid-flight, the debate has largely been characterized by a face-off between those who would increase the 1MB block size via an efficiency […]

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State Bank of India Launches New Blockchain Finance Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 15:15

State Bank of India Launches New Blockchain Finance Consortium India’s largest bank is spearheading 'Bankchain' – a newly unveiled consortium focused on blockchain applications.

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China's BTCC Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze Withdrawals

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 13:45

China's BTCC Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze Withdrawals BTCC has announced that it will halt bitcoin and other cryptocurrency withdrawals for one month.

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Swift Reveals Future Global Payment Tech – Blockchain Not Included

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 13:30

Swift Reveals Future Global Payment Tech – Blockchain Not Included While Swift is bullish on its explorations of blockchain, it has sidestepped the tech in its new cross-border payments service, unveiled today.

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Charlie Lee: “People Don’t Realize What Segwit Is”

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 12:00

Charlie Lee: “People Don’t Realize What Segwit Is”

Litecoin seems to be on the path towards adopting Segwit, the proposed soft fork (and malleability solution) by the Bitcoin core development team. But there seems to be confusion among users about what exactly the soft fork is. Also Read: Litecoin Faces a (Soft) Fork in the Road Since Litecoin is based on the Bitcoin

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US Government Code-A-Thon to Focus on Blockchain Health Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 12:00

US Government Code-A-Thon to Focus on Blockchain Health Applications An upcoming hackathon sponsored by the US health department aims to boost innovation in blockchain-based healthcare applications.

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US Health Department Hackathon to Focus on Blockchain Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 12:00

US Health Department Hackathon to Focus on Blockchain Applications An upcoming hackathon sponsored by the US health department aims to boost innovation in blockchain-based healthcare applications.

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Dubai Innovation Office Seeking Startups for $20k Blockchain Contest

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 11:00

Dubai Innovation Office Seeking Startups for $20k Blockchain Contest The Smart Dubai initiative is on the hunt for startups to take part in a new blockchain contest, offering prizes of up to $20,000 for the winner.

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As DNotes Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Co-Founder Alan Yong Sheds Light on DNotes’ Long Term Vision

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 08:37

As DNotes Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Co-Founder Alan Yong Sheds Light on DNotes’ Long Term Vision

This is a paid press release and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor supports this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the promoted company or any of

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A Closer Look at How and Why Bitcoin is Traded P2P in Russia and Venezuela

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 07:00

A Closer Look at How and Why Bitcoin is Traded P2P in Russia and Venezuela

Localbitcoins saw a roughly 85 percent increase in global volume over the course of 2016, and the growth seen by this bitcoin trading platform was seen equally in both the developed and developing world—albeit for different reasons. While the need for increased privacy and the avoidance of Know Your Customer regulations is known to be

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Crypto Traders Flock to Altcoins Amid Bitcoin Price Malaise

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 16. 02:46

Crypto Traders Flock to Altcoins Amid Bitcoin Price Malaise Cryptocurrency traders have been flocking to altcoins as of late, seeking to benefit from their volatility as bitcoin prices remain stagnant.

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Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 16. 01:00

Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume

The Hong Kong-based Whaleclub is a bitcoin trading platform that has amassed over 15,000 traders since it started in January of 2016. The trading engine is offered in over 190 countries worldwide and just recently surpassed US$1 billion worth of trades on the platform. Also read: Reusable ‘Payment Codes’ for Privacy: Coming to a Wallet Near You?

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Can A New Method for Monitoring Blockchains Stop Sybil Attacks?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 22:13

Can A New Method for Monitoring Blockchains Stop Sybil Attacks? A group of researchers has proposed a new way to more closely monitor the behavior of nodes that relay information on a blockchain network.

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Openbazaar Integrates Tor – The Platform’s Most Requested Feature

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 21:00

Openbazaar Integrates Tor – The Platform’s Most Requested Feature

The decentralized marketplace Openbazaar has been continuously building its platform since inception. Now the Bitcoin-powered marketplace has finally merged Tor integration into the Openbazaar platform adding a long-awaited layer of privacy to the program. Also read: Paul Sztorc Discusses Bitcoin & Sidechains ‘Tor the Most Requested Feature By Far’ Openbazaar is a different approach to ecommerce. Through creating

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The Davos Plan For Your Cash and Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 18:00

The Davos Plan For Your Cash and Bitcoin

“The European Commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash…The ECB…[is also] working towards a Trojan horse blockchain network that will serve only to entrap those naive enough to trust it,” states the publication Activist Post on February 9.  An acceleration in the war on cash and a shift on bitcoin occurred

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North Dakota’s Bitcoin Regulation Hits Roadblock in New Hearing

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 17:22

North Dakota’s Bitcoin Regulation Hits Roadblock in New Hearing A proposal to study bitcoin regulation in North Dakota has reportedly run into some opposition.

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EU Commission: We Plan to Boost Support for Blockchain Projects

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 16:00

EU Commission: We Plan to Boost Support for Blockchain Projects The executive arm of the European Union government is planning to expand its work on blockchain, an official said last week.

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The Next Wave of Ethereum Applications is Almost Here

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 15:25

The Next Wave of Ethereum Applications is Almost Here Ethereum has been criticized by some for its lack of production-ready projects, but a number of dapps are now making significant progress.

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Microsoft Teams With KPMG to Launch Blockchain Workspace Network

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 14:50

Microsoft Teams With KPMG to Launch Blockchain Workspace Network Microsoft and professional services firm KPMG have announced the opening of new innovation workshops focused on blockchain development.

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Post-Trade Giant NSD: Blockchains Are 'Useless' If The Data Isn't Legal

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 14:00

Post-Trade Giant NSD: Blockchains Are 'Useless' If The Data Isn't Legal The NSD's director of innovation, Artem Duvanov, says blockchains are only useful when recording legally binding information.

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Post-Trade Giant NSD: Blockchain 'Useless' If Not Legally Binding

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 14:00

Post-Trade Giant NSD: Blockchain 'Useless' If Not Legally Binding The NSD's director of innovation, Artem Duvanov, says blockchains are only useful when recording legally binding information.

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Will New Regulations Help or Hurt Bitcoin Startups in the Philippines?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 13:00

Will New Regulations Help or Hurt Bitcoin Startups in the Philippines? Luis Buenaventura looks at new rules aimed at bitcoin firms in the Philippines, arguing that, cost burden aside, there's reason to be optimistic.

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The Many Ways You Can Book Your Travels Using Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 12:00

The Many Ways You Can Book Your Travels Using Bitcoin

Many bitcoiners like to travel. In 2017 there are ways for people to use their bitcoins to book flights, car rentals, and hotels. Indeed, there are many options available to purchase any travel amenities imaginable without having to convert bitcoin to fiat. Also read: Here Are Four Bitcoin Exchanges That Require Very Little Identity Verification Traveling

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Why Blockchain Firms Shouldn't Ignore New EU Cybersecurity Laws

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 12:00

Why Blockchain Firms Shouldn't Ignore New EU Cybersecurity Laws Impending EU laws, although not aimed directly at the blockchain industry, could prove impactful to its practices, says attorney Jacek Czarnecki.

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Hivemind, Bloq Developer Paul Sztorc Discusses Bitcoin & Sidechains

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 07:00

Hivemind, Bloq Developer Paul Sztorc Discusses Bitcoin & Sidechains

Bitcoin.com chatted with the Chief Scientist of prediction market protocol Hivemind. Paul Sztorc, who also works with the blockchain firm Bloq, gives our readers an update on Hivemind, his work on peer-to-peer sidechains, Blockstream’s Liquid, Segregated Witness and more. Also read: Hedge Funds Are Buying Mt Gox Bitcoin Claims ‘Sidechains Will Allow People to Work on What They

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The Price of Ether Just Hit a New 2017 High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 00:35

The Price of Ether Just Hit a New 2017 High Ether prices surged on 14th February, pushing higher amid a strong pickup in trading volume and a leveraged market.

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Ether Prices Just Hit a New 2017 High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 15. 00:35

Ether Prices Just Hit a New 2017 High Ether prices surged on 14th February, pushing higher amid a strong pickup in trading volume and a leveraged market.

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Former Governor of the People’s Bank of China: `If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task´

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 00:30

Former Governor of the People’s Bank of China: `If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task´

“Bitcoin was built on a platform without national boundaries,” the Former Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), L H Li, said on CCTV Tuesday in China. “If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task. So it will continue to exist. What is important now is that we should properly

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Former Governor of Bank of China: `If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task´

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 15. 00:30

Former Governor of Bank of China: `If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task´

“Bitcoin was built on a platform without national boundaries,” the Former Governor of the Bank of China, L H Li, said on CCTV Tuesday in China. “If you want to kill Bitcoin, it will be an impossible task. So it will continue to exist. What is important now is that we should properly regulate it.” 

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New Zealand Exchange Bitnz Shuts Down Due to ‘Banking Hostility’

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 14. 23:00

New Zealand Exchange Bitnz Shuts Down Due to ‘Banking Hostility’

The New Zealand Bitcoin exchange Bitnz has recently announced to its customers it will be closing its doors soon. The company explains the unfortunate closure is due to a New Zealand banking system that won’t allow Bitcoin operations to hold bank accounts. Also read: How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges Bitcoin Exchange Bitnz Closes Its

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Vitalik Buterin Issues Update on Ethereum's 'Metropolis' Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 22:00

Vitalik Buterin Issues Update on Ethereum's 'Metropolis' Upgrade Work on ethereum's next scheduled software release is advancing according to the blockchain platform's creator.

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Ethereum IoT Project Wins $100k in Dubai Blockchain Hackathon

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 19:10

Ethereum IoT Project Wins $100k in Dubai Blockchain Hackathon A startup building an ethereum-based platform for IoT applications has won $100,000 at a blockchain hackathon in Dubai.

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How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 14. 18:00

How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges

Japan has recently overtaken the US and China as the highest-volume country for bitcoin trading in the world. In April, the first Japanese bill with provisions for digital currencies including bitcoin will enter into force. It will recognize bitcoin as a method of payment, but at the same time, it will impose regulations on bitcoin

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Another Central Bank in Africa is Warning About Onecoin

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 16:53

Another Central Bank in Africa is Warning About Onecoin Uganda’s central bank has a new warning for local residents: stay away from Onecoin, a digital currency scheme widely accused of being a scam.

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China's Bitcoin Traders Are Losing Confidence in Exchange Prices

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 15:20

China's Bitcoin Traders Are Losing Confidence in Exchange Prices The decision by China's bitcoin exchanges to freeze withdrawals is impacting the country's over-the-counter (OTC) markets. As reported by CoinDesk last week, two of China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges abruptly suspended bitcoin withdrawals in response to new pressures from the People's Bank of China, a move that was followed by similar, though less restrictive, policy updates […]

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Jury Selection Delayed in Bitcoin Exchange Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 14:36

Jury Selection Delayed in Bitcoin Exchange Trial A federal trial tied to the now-defunct Florida bitcoin exchange Coin.mx has been delayed.

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Banking Giant Mizuho Invests in Japan's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 13:25

Banking Giant Mizuho Invests in Japan's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Japan's largest bitcoin exchange by volume has announced a new round of fundraising backed by three domestic financial giants.

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Hardware Not Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End the Business Blockchain Security Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 13:00

Hardware Not Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End the Business Blockchain Security Debate Can dedicated hardware bring institutions on board with blockchain in a way that consensus-driven hard forks can't? This company is betting on it.

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Hardware Play: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 13:00

Hardware Play: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate Can dedicated hardware bring institutions on board with blockchain in a way that consensus-driven hard forks can't? This company is betting on it.

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Hardware Over Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 13:00

Hardware Over Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate Can dedicated hardware bring institutions on board with blockchain in a way that consensus-driven hard forks can't? This company is betting on it.

Source

How Humans Now Use the Blockchain to Declare Love and Marriage

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 14. 12:00

How Humans Now Use the Blockchain to Declare Love and Marriage

“For better or worse, til’ death do us part, because the blockchain is forever”, says David Mondrus about the marriage upon which he embarked with his wife, Joyce, whom he met in the Philippines. Joyce and David Mondrus were married in 2014… on the blockchain. The blockchain represents a decentralized and public ledger constantly tracking all

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Arizona’s Proposed Blockchain Gun Tracking Ban Pushes Ahead

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 14. 12:00

Arizona’s Proposed Blockchain Gun Tracking Ban Pushes Ahead An effort to prohibit the tracking of firearms with distributed ledgers has progressed to the state's Senate.

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Bitcoin and the Solar Energy Industry Are Booming in Sync

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 14. 07:00

Bitcoin and the Solar Energy Industry Are Booming in Sync

Due to its unprecedented growth, the economic importance of the solar energy industry is surpassing that of the fuel energy industry. The solar industry’s exponential growth has boosted solar jobs by 25 percent since 2015, the Solar Foundation reported. Concurrently, Bitcoin and the Internet of Things are becoming an even more integral element of the

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Bitcoin's Price Battles New Resistance in Bid to Breach $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 23:25

Bitcoin's Price Battles New Resistance in Bid to Breach $1,000 Bitcoin prices fluctuated around $1,000 on 13th February, as the digital currency encountered technical resistance and reluctant crypto traders.

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Following the PBOC Exchange Shakeup China’s Localbitcoins Volume Surges

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 13. 23:00

Following the PBOC Exchange Shakeup China’s Localbitcoins Volume Surges

Things are changing in China as far as Bitcoin exchanges are concerned. Over the course of the past few weeks, China’s central bank has been inspecting and regulating the country’s top cryptocurrency exchanges. The event has caused a significant shift in Chinese Bitcoin trading causing Localbitcoins volumes to grow exponentially while exchanges in China make

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Canadian Think Tank Proposes 3 Priorities for Blockchain Policy

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 20:19

Canadian Think Tank Proposes 3 Priorities for Blockchain Policy Non-profit think tank CD Howe has published a possible roadmap for Canada's policymakers as they consider ways to regulate blockchain.

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Hedge Funds Are Reportedly Racing to Buy Mt Gox Creditor Claims

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 18:35

Hedge Funds Are Reportedly Racing to Buy Mt Gox Creditor Claims International hedge funds are said to be moving to purchase claims held by customers of the failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox.

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JP Morgan, Santander Said to Join New Ethereum Blockchain Group

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 18:29

JP Morgan, Santander Said to Join New Ethereum Blockchain Group New details have emerged about an effort to launch a formal enterprise blockchain group centered on the ethereum protocol.

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Hedge Funds Are Buying Mt Gox Bitcoin Claims

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 13. 17:00

Hedge Funds Are Buying Mt Gox Bitcoin Claims

Mt Gox creditors have waited for over three years to see some of their lost bitcoins returned, but the end is still not in sight. However, a number of them may be able to cash out soon since some hedge funds are now buying Mt Gox claims, offering 15 percent of the claims’ value in

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Needham: Outlook For Bitcoin ETF Approval Remains Unchanged

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 15:49

Needham: Outlook For Bitcoin ETF Approval Remains Unchanged As one of the more high-profile bitcoin ETF efforts edges closer to possible approval, analyst Needham & Co has released a deeper look at the factors that could influence the US Securities and Exchange Commission's decision on the matter. Published Friday, the report doesn't go so far as to alter its outlook for the Winklevoss Bitcoin […]

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Blockchain is 5 Years From Mainstream, Post-Trade Consortium Members Say

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 14:30

Blockchain is 5 Years From Mainstream, Post-Trade Consortium Members Say Members of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger Group see a multi-year adoption timeline for the technology, according to a new survey.

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Deutsche Bank Analyst: Blockchain Could Have Prevented Soros Leaks

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 14:00

Deutsche Bank Analyst: Blockchain Could Have Prevented Soros Leaks One Deutsche Bank analyst believes a recent, unwanted financial disclosure could have been prevented with blockchain tech.

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Blockchain Venture Test Will Have to Wait With Mainstreet Launch Delay

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 13:30

Blockchain Venture Test Will Have to Wait With Mainstreet Launch Delay One of bitcoin's first evangelists is launching an ICO, but investors may be wary of issues over the funding model.

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Forex Giants Trading Bitcoin? In Japan That Might Be Months Away

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 13:15

Forex Giants Trading Bitcoin? In Japan That Might Be Months Away When new legislation becomes law later this year, Japan's blockchain market will see financial giants come on board, industry insiders tell CoinDesk.

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Blockchain Startups Are Rethinking Hedge Funds, but There's a Better Target

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 12:00

Blockchain Startups Are Rethinking Hedge Funds, but There's a Better Target While blockchain startups are targeting the hedge fund industry, venture capital may be a better place to focus efforts, says Noelle Acheson.

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Blockchain Firms Aim For Hedge Funds, But is There a Better Target?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 13. 12:00

Blockchain Firms Aim For Hedge Funds, But is There a Better Target? While blockchain startups are targeting the hedge fund industry, venture capital may be a better place to focus efforts, says Noelle Acheson.

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The True Cost of Bitcoin Transactions

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 13. 11:00

The True Cost of Bitcoin Transactions

It seems the Bitcoin community is not correctly tallying the true cost of Bitcoin transactions. The belief is that Cost = Miner Fee. We’ll show why this is wrong, but the fee is of course part of the cost, so let’s examine it first… Fees are currently averaging in the range of $0.30 to $1.00

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Erik Voorhees On “The True Cost of Bitcoin Transactions”

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 13. 11:00

Erik Voorhees On “The True Cost of Bitcoin Transactions”

It seems the Bitcoin community is not correctly tallying the true cost of Bitcoin transactions. The belief is that Cost = Miner Fee. We’ll show why this is wrong, but the fee is of course part of the cost, so let’s examine it first… Fees are currently averaging in the range of $0.30 to $1.00

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Could Bitcoin Affect Emerging Market Monetary Policy?

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 13. 06:00

Could Bitcoin Affect Emerging Market Monetary Policy?

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Vice President, Dr. David Andolfatto, is optimistic about Bitcoin, as an alternative currency could impose limitations on the ability of governments to raise revenue through money creation. “In some countries”, the former professor says, “the ability for a central bank to print money is a significant source of revenue

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Bitcoin Privacy Enhanced: Reusable Payment Codes Just Got More Useful

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 12. 21:00

Bitcoin Privacy Enhanced: Reusable Payment Codes Just Got More Useful

Reusable payment codes, which can be used in place of bitcoin addresses to give transactions more privacy, just got more useful. Now there is a directory for payment codes, beta-launched last week by the Samourai Wallet developers. Also read: Reusable ‘Payment Codes’ for Privacy: Coming to a Wallet Near You?  What is a Payment Code?

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Are Bitcoin Traders Planning for an ETF Approval?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 12. 15:46

Are Bitcoin Traders Planning for an ETF Approval? Are traders pricing in the SEC's upcoming decision on the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF? We asked experts from across the industry.

Source

Here Are Four Bitcoin Exchanges That Require Very Little Identity Verification

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 12. 15:00

Here Are Four Bitcoin Exchanges That Require Very Little Identity Verification

Governments have been increasing their efforts to regulate and monitor digital currency operations. Many global exchanges now require identification to register on their site. With politicians currently forming blockchain research groups and crafting Bitcoin legislation, it’s safe to say regulatory actions will continue. Also read: 21 Inc’s New Venture: Email That Pays Recipients in Bitcoin Crypto-Exchanges

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Matchpool Will Pay You Cryptocurrency If You Help Your Friends Find Love

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 12. 13:22

Matchpool Will Pay You Cryptocurrency If You Help Your Friends Find Love Matchpool is a new dating service that aims to bring couples together through the art of matchmaking – with a 21st century twist.

Source

This Blockchain Startup Will Pay You to Help Your Friends Find Love

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 12. 13:22

This Blockchain Startup Will Pay You to Help Your Friends Find Love Matchpool is a new dating service that aims to bring couples together through the art of matchmaking – with a 21st century twist.

Source

Cryptoanarchy Institute To Refuse Following EET Law – Interview with Martin Šíp

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 12. 09:00

Cryptoanarchy Institute To Refuse Following EET Law – Interview with Martin Šíp

Bitcoin has foundations in the cypherpunk movement and the philosophy of cryptoanarchy. In 2014, a group of artists and hackers formed the nonprofit Cryptoanarchy Institute Paralelní Polis, in Prague. The organization operates from a multi-level building and caters to decentralized technologies like Bitcoin and 3D printing in a coworking atmosphere. Also read: On Decentralization and Network Societies

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Withdrawal priority

Bitbargain.com

2017. Feb. 12. 08:14

Withdrawal priority

After the recent week of insane transaction counts in the bitcoin mempool and users complaining about slow confirmation all around the world, we have decided to implement a quick upgrade to the bitcoin wallet on BitBargain.

It looks like this:

But that’s not all…

We have also upgraded the hot wallet input management allowing us to in the near future be able to store more bitcoins in the protected storage while also improving withdrawal and confirmation times.

The bitcoin mempool’s transacion count will be displayed on the wallet’s page and if the network seems congested a note will appear to recommend setting an extra fee to your transaction.

So what is “extra fee”?

The higher the extra fee, the quicker your transaction is likely to confirm. If a fee is offered, the withdrawal is processed with a shorter wait. The actual fee applied will vary with every transaction and may be more or less.

You can read more about how and when to use the extra fee setting in the BitBargain FAQ.

The short version is: you might want to add a small fee if you’re in a hurry and the mempool is big. If the mempool happens to be very big and you need the coins to confirm as soon as possible, you may choose to pay a bigger fee. Right now there are only 5,000 transactions in the mempool and the current warning box threshold is 20,000 transactions.

Withdrawal priority

Bitbargain.com

2017. Feb. 12. 07:14

Withdrawal priority

After the recent week of insane transaction counts in the bitcoin mempool and users complaining about slow confirmation all around the world, we have decided to implement a quick upgrade to the bitcoin wallet on BitBargain.

It looks like this:

But that’s not all…

We have also upgraded the hot wallet input management allowing us to in the near future be able to store more bitcoins in the protected storage while also improving withdrawal and confirmation times.

The bitcoin mempool’s transacion count will be displayed on the wallet’s page and if the network seems congested a note will appear to recommend setting an extra fee to your transaction.

So what is “extra fee”?

The higher the extra fee, the quicker your transaction is likely to confirm. If a fee is offered, the withdrawal is processed with a shorter wait. The actual fee applied will vary with every transaction and may be more or less.

You can read more about how and when to use the extra fee setting in the BitBargain FAQ.

The short version is: you might want to add a small fee if you’re in a hurry and the mempool is big. If the mempool happens to be very big and you need the coins to confirm as soon as possible, you may choose to pay a bigger fee. Right now there are only 5,000 transactions in the mempool and the current warning box threshold is 20,000 transactions.

To visualize the fee competition challenging the bitcoin network and its users right now, visit the below chart courtesy of blockchain.info.

Tealet is Decentralizing the Tea Industry with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 12. 01:00

Tealet is Decentralizing the Tea Industry with Bitcoin

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage after water. The tea industry has also, historically, been overly centralized the world over. One company wants to change this. Tealet, a wholesale tea distributor, is looking to revolutionize the tea world with modern technology. “There are several middlemen which were once necessary for the international trade of

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Legislators: “Bitcoin has Broad Benefits for Hawaii”

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 11. 18:00

Legislators: “Bitcoin has Broad Benefits for Hawaii”

Democratic representatives Mark Nakashima and Chris Lee from Hawaii have sponsored a bill in hopes of creating a friendly environment for Bitcoin and blockchain technology in the island state. The proposed legislation encourages using these technologies to benefit the local region’s tourism. Also read: Bitcoin Regulatory Guidelines Are Coming to the Philippines Hawaii’s House Bill 1481 Sees

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Tokens For Time: BNY's Blockchain Lead Explores Concept With New Pet Project

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 11. 17:30

Tokens For Time: BNY's Blockchain Lead Explores Concept With New Pet Project A new token created by Alex Batlin, global blockchain lead for BNY Mellon, could have surprising real-world possibilities.

Source

Tokens For Time? Inside One Banking Exec's Blockchain Pet Project

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 11. 17:30

Tokens For Time? Inside One Banking Exec's Blockchain Pet Project A new token created by Alex Batlin, global blockchain lead for BNY Mellon, could have surprising real-world possibilities.

Source

What’s in a Name? From Bitcoin to Blockchain to Distributed Ledgers

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 11. 16:42

What’s in a Name? From Bitcoin to Blockchain to Distributed Ledgers Nelson Rosario ponders why we have developed so many terms for what is effectively the same technology – bitcoin.

Source

Needham’s Insights Into Factors Affecting SEC’s Decision on Bitcoin ETFs

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 11. 12:00

Needham’s Insights Into Factors Affecting SEC’s Decision on Bitcoin ETFs

Following up on their report which estimates a sub-25 percent chance of a bitcoin ETF approval, Needham & Company published a more detailed report on Friday. Citing “intense interest in the bitcoin ETFs that are going through the regulatory process”, author Spencer Bogart offers some insights into what factors the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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Bitcoin Nostalgia: Can Some Bitcoins Be Worth More Than Others?

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 11. 09:00

Bitcoin Nostalgia: Can Some Bitcoins Be Worth More Than Others?

One could assume there is a certain nostalgia towards your very first bitcoin. Perhaps someone has a memory tied to a specific transaction. Certain bitcoins can be tethered to memorable acts, have associations with people, have a unique transaction time-frame or block height, among many other attributes that can give cryptocurrency numismatic value. Also read: On

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Pirate Party in Netherlands Determined to Keep Using Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 11. 01:00

Pirate Party in Netherlands Determined to Keep Using Bitcoin

The Dutch Electoral Council reportedly rejected a payment in Bitcoin from the country’s Pirate Party to participate in upcoming elections. But that won’t stop the ‘Pirates’ from using the digital currency to fight the power. The Pirate Party is an international movement represented in more than forty countries. There is a ‘Pirate’, as party members

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Zero Knowledge Proofs & Bitcoin: The Tech Behind the Brave Browser

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 10. 22:00

Zero Knowledge Proofs & Bitcoin: The Tech Behind the Brave Browser

Brave’s open-source internet browser, which caused consternation among some newspaper publishers who threatened to sue the company, wants to simplify Bitcoin and use it to power the future internet. It plans to do this by paying publishers with bitcoin from those who spend time on their sites. Also Read: How to Defend Against Keyloggers After Your

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International Securities Regulators Publish Blockchain Research

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 19:00

International Securities Regulators Publish Blockchain Research A group of international securities regulators released long in-production research this week on blockchain technology.

Source

Get Ready for the Decentralized Power Shift: Encode.org Bolsters Autonomous Organization

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 10. 18:00

Get Ready for the Decentralized Power Shift: Encode.org Bolsters Autonomous Organization

The world is currently shifting towards decentralized organization. This can be seen with emerging technologies like the internet, Bitcoin, and smart contracts. Just recently Bitcoin.com got together with Dennis Wittrock of encode.org, a group dedicated to bolstering the idea of decentralized, autonomous, and “purpose-driven” organization.        Also read: On Decentralization and Network Societies: An

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Charts: How an ETF Approval Could Impact Bitcoin's Price

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 17:55

Charts: How an ETF Approval Could Impact Bitcoin's Price How would the bitcoin market might react if a long-awaited ETF was approved? Crypto guru Willy Woo explores.

Source

Illinois Legislator Calls for Blockchain Working Group

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 16:35

Illinois Legislator Calls for Blockchain Working Group A draft resolution submitted to the Illinois legislature proposes the creation of a working group dedicated to blockchain technology.

Source

A Bitcoin Hard Fork? How the Science Behind Contentious Code Change is Advancing

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 15:35

A Bitcoin Hard Fork? How the Science Behind Contentious Code Change is Advancing Developers are probing deeper into how best to execute a hard fork – a contentious upgrading tool that promises numerous benefits for bitcoin.

Source

A Bitcoin Hard Fork? The Science of Contentious Code is Advancing

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 15:35

A Bitcoin Hard Fork? The Science of Contentious Code is Advancing Developers are probing deeper into how best to execute a hard fork – a contentious upgrading tool that promises numerous benefits for bitcoin.

Source

Ethereum Job Market Colony Enters Beta

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 14:52

Ethereum Job Market Colony Enters Beta A new ethereum-based, decentralized platform for work collaboration has now entered private beta.

Source

More Chinese Exchanges Impose Bitcoin Withdrawal Delays

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 14:20

More Chinese Exchanges Impose Bitcoin Withdrawal Delays China's bitcoin startups announced new updates to their withdrawal policies today, though stipulations varied by exchange.

Source

Project Jasper: Lessons From Bank of Canada's First Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 14:00

Project Jasper: Lessons From Bank of Canada's First Blockchain Project Canada's central bank discusses new takeaways from six months of distributed ledger experimentation.

Source

Bitcoin, Blockchain and Trump: Where Do We Go From Here?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 10. 12:30

Bitcoin, Blockchain and Trump: Where Do We Go From Here? As US President Donald Trump's administration begins to gather momentum, what lies in store for blockchain and bitcoin regulation?

Source

Bitcoin Transactions Declared VAT-Exempt in Norway

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 10. 12:00

Bitcoin Transactions Declared VAT-Exempt in Norway

The Norwegian Tax Administration changed its stance and declared Bitcoin transactions exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT) this week. Previously, they were not exempt from VAT, and some claim Bitcoin adoption in the country has been stifled due to the high tax rate. Also read: High Tax Slows Bitcoin Development In Norway  Bitcoin Trade Subject

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21 Inc’s New Venture: Email That Pays Recipients in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 10. 09:00

21 Inc’s New Venture: Email That Pays Recipients in Bitcoin

The Bitcoin company 21 Inc has launched yet another platform to its lineup of services that competes with social email systems like Linkedin’s Inmail. Essentially the company wants people to replace their public email with an inbox that pays in bitcoin. Also read: Coinsecure’s Benson Samuel: ‘India’s Bitcoin Interest Spiking’  21 Inc Wants You to Get

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Bitcoin Helps to Put Slovenia Fintech Scene on the Map

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 10. 01:00

Bitcoin Helps to Put Slovenia Fintech Scene on the Map

Slovenia’s Bitcoin scene is the second largest in Europe based on Google search queries. According to Google Trends, the central European nation ranks fourth in Google search queries for ‘bitcoin,’ behind Estonia and nestled between several African nations. Slovenia is home to one of Bitcoin’s largest exchanges, Bitstamp. Some say the nation of two million, located

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China Fears Spread Beyond Bitcoin As Crypto Markets Slide

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 22:30

China Fears Spread Beyond Bitcoin As Crypto Markets Slide Many digital currencies suffered notable losses on 9th February, as traders responded to fears triggered by the latest Chinese developments.

Source

Lawyer Arrested in Attempt to Sell Confidential Complaint for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 20:40

Lawyer Arrested in Attempt to Sell Confidential Complaint for Bitcoin A lawyer for a major US lobbying firm has been arrested and charged after trying to sell a sealed complaint in exchange for bitcoin.

Source

Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Offering Expands to $100 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 19:19

Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Offering Expands to $100 Million The scope of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF has grown, new documents show.

Source

Chinese Exchanges Suspend Withdrawals for One Month

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 09. 17:00

Chinese Exchanges Suspend Withdrawals for One Month

In a surprise turn of events, the two largest Chinese Bitcoin exchanges have suspended Bitcoin and Litecoin withdrawals for one month. The news follows China’s central bank inspections at nine smaller Bitcoin exchanges this week. Also read: China to Play a ‘Leading Role’ in Bitcoin’s Future China’s Central Bank Continues to Shake Up the Bitcoin Market Over

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China's Bitcoin Exchanges Impose Fees Following Central Bank Meeting

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 16:55

China's Bitcoin Exchanges Impose Fees Following Central Bank Meeting The era of free bitcoin trading in China appears to be over as a number of smaller exchanges announced new fees overnight.

Source

Bitcoin Price Sinks Below $1,000 as Exchanges Cut Services

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 14:51

Bitcoin Price Sinks Below $1,000 as Exchanges Cut Services Markets reacted sharply today to news from China that indicated two of its biggest exchanges would cut services for one month.

Source

Two of China's Biggest Exchanges Stop Bitcoin Withdrawals

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 14:00

Two of China's Biggest Exchanges Stop Bitcoin Withdrawals Two of China’s most widely used bitcoin exchanges have announced that they will suspend bitcoin and litecoin effective immediately.

Source

LinkedIn Killer? Bitcoin Upstart 21 Takes on Social With Email Play

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 13:34

LinkedIn Killer? Bitcoin Upstart 21 Takes on Social With Email Play 21 Inc has released a platform that rewards users for receiving emails. Can it grab a slice of InMail's lucrative pie?

Source

Bitcoin’s Price Resilient After PBOC Met With Nine More Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 09. 12:00

Bitcoin’s Price Resilient After PBOC Met With Nine More Exchanges

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued a statement on Thursday regarding a meeting it held the previous day with nine Chinese bitcoin exchanges. When the news of the meeting broke, the price of bitcoin dropped almost six percent but quickly regained its high only hours later, and has continued to rise. Also read: Chinese Bitcoin

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Qiwi's CEO Will Head Up Russia's Distributed Ledger Efforts

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 12:00

Qiwi's CEO Will Head Up Russia's Distributed Ledger Efforts A Russian fintech association tasked in part with exploring distributed ledgers has appointed a CEO.

Source

China's Central Bank Issues New Warning to Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 03:40

China's Central Bank Issues New Warning to Bitcoin Exchanges The People's Bank of China issued a new statement today in which it laid out in writing new warnings it issued to domestic exchanges.

Source

3 Dead Cats And A Moon: A Guide to Bitcoin's Price Consolidation

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 02:12

3 Dead Cats And A Moon: A Guide to Bitcoin's Price Consolidation Willy Woo is an entrepreneur, angel investor, derivatives trader and cryptocurrency enthusiast. In this guest feature, Woo takes a tongue-in-cheek look at bitcoin's historical market performance, ultimately proposing a bitcoin-specific macroscopic trading pattern he believes can predict the price. Here at Woobull Labs, we take data driven analysis very seriously. Today, I'm pleased to present the […]

Source

Bitcoin Startups Form Association After Reserve Bank of India’s Virtual Currency Warning

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 09. 01:00

Bitcoin Startups Form Association After Reserve Bank of India’s Virtual Currency Warning

Following last week’s warning about virtual currencies including bitcoin by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), four bitcoin startups have formed an association aimed to engage with regulators. Also read: Coinsecure’s Benson Samuel: ‘India’s Bitcoin Interest Spiking’  The Association Zebpay, Unocoin, Coinsecure and Searchtrade are in the process of registering their newly formed ‘Blockchain and Virtual currency Association

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Bitcoin Startups Form Association After India’s Virtual Currency Warning

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 09. 01:00

Bitcoin Startups Form Association After India’s Virtual Currency Warning

Following last week’s warning about virtual currencies including bitcoin by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), four bitcoin startups have formed an association aimed to engage with regulators. Also read: Coinsecure’s Benson Samuel: ‘India’s Bitcoin Interest Spiking’  The Association Zebpay, Unocoin, Coinsecure and Searchtrade are in the process of registering their newly formed ‘Blockchain and Virtual currency Association

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You Can Now Bet Bitcoin on Whether the Winklevoss ETF Will Go Live

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 09. 00:00

You Can Now Bet Bitcoin on Whether the Winklevoss ETF Will Go Live BitMEX has launched a prediction market that would let traders bet on the approval of the proposed Winklevoss ETF.

Source

Zcash Stumbles on Blockchain Bug Tied to Old Software

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 21:03

Zcash Stumbles on Blockchain Bug Tied to Old Software The Zcash network ran into trouble yesterday, triggering fears of a blockchain fork.

Source

The Second Annual Blockchain Cruise Sets Sail in May

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 21:00

The Second Annual Blockchain Cruise Sets Sail in May

The cryptocurrency service provider Coinsbank has announced the second annual Blockchain Cruise. On May 25 attendees will board the “Anthem of the Seas” to discuss digital currency, blockchain, and similar technologies shaping the future. Also read: Review of the Cold Storage Hardware Wallet Cryptosteel Blockchain Cruise 2017: Nine Days on the Open Seas The multi-service platform, Coinsbank,

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The Swedish Telecom That Bought KnC is Now Mining Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 19:37

The Swedish Telecom That Bought KnC is Now Mining Bitcoin Months after acquiring bankrupt bitcoin mining firm KnCMiner, a Sweden-based company has started to mine.

Source

India's Biggest Stock Exchange is Testing Blockchain KYC

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 18:14

India's Biggest Stock Exchange is Testing Blockchain KYC India’s biggest stock exchange and a group of domestic banks recently collaborated on a know-your-customer data trial involving blockchain. The test involved the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank and RBL Bank, as well as HDFC Securities, a Mumbai-based brokerage. Blockchain startup Elemential provided the technology for the […]

Source

ESMA Won’t Ban Blockchain and Considers Regulation Premature

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 18:00

ESMA Won’t Ban Blockchain and Considers Regulation Premature

Just recently Bitcoin.com reported on the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Senior Risk Analysis Officer, Patrick Armstrong’s opinion to ban blockchain platforms. However, on February 7 the ESMA has released a report stating that regulating the technology at this early stage is “premature.” Also read: European Commission’s New Boost for Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups ESMA

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Accenture Unveils Hardware Solution for Blockchain Keys

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 17:33

Accenture Unveils Hardware Solution for Blockchain Keys Accenture has debuted a new blockchain-focused hardware solution for storing private keys.

Source

Accenture Unveils Hardware Solution for Blockchain Private Keys

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 17:33

Accenture Unveils Hardware Solution for Blockchain Private Keys Accenture has debuted a new blockchain-focused hardware solution for storing private keys.

Source

IBM's Biggest-Ever Blockchain Trade Finance Trial Could Go Global

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 15:25

IBM's Biggest-Ever Blockchain Trade Finance Trial Could Go Global Now that IBM has begun work on its largest blockchain project ever, what happens next could have global implications.

Source

Bitcoin Regulatory Guidelines Are Coming to the Philippines

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 15:00

Bitcoin Regulatory Guidelines Are Coming to the Philippines

Many governments around the world are preparing regulatory policies concerning cryptocurrency markets. The Philippines is now next in line to regulate Bitcoin operations as the central bank deputy governor, Nestor Espenilla, has revealed new virtual currency guidelines. Also read: Mainstream Investors Are Hearing A lot About Bitcoin New Virtual Currency Policies Coming to the Philippines Bitcoin.com

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Japan's Central Bank Says Blockchain Trials Are Exploratory So Far

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 14:30

Japan's Central Bank Says Blockchain Trials Are Exploratory So Far The head of payments at Japan's central bank says blockchain won't be applied to its payments and settlement systems any time soon.

Source

China's Central Bank Meets With More Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 14:03

China's Central Bank Meets With More Bitcoin Exchanges A number of smaller China-based bitcoin exchanges met with the country's central bank today, though details on the event are scarce.

Source

What Makes Bitcoin Great? One Academic Is on a Quest to Find Out

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 13:00

What Makes Bitcoin Great? One Academic Is on a Quest to Find Out Academics still aren't sure why bitcoin is so robust, but one Cornell professor has made it her mission to find out.

Source

Each Bug found is Worth Up To 10 Bitcoins at Popular Dark Net Market Hansa

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 12:00

Each Bug found is Worth Up To 10 Bitcoins at Popular Dark Net Market Hansa

The third most popular dark net market, Hansa, has recently announced a bug bounty program which offers rewards of up to ten bitcoins for each vulnerability found in its marketplace. Also read: FBI Releases ‘Primer’ Successfully Infiltrating Darknets  Bug Bounty Program Hansa Market’s bug bounty program offers rewards of up to ten bitcoins (worth over $10,200

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Huiyin Grows Blockchain Startup Fund to $80 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 12:00

Huiyin Grows Blockchain Startup Fund to $80 Million Huiyin Blockchain Venture is doubling down on its commitment to invest in industry startups, increasing the size of its fund to $80m.

Source

Huiyin Adds $60 Million to Blockchain Startup Fund

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 12:00

Huiyin Adds $60 Million to Blockchain Startup Fund Huiyin Blockchain Venture is doubling down on its commitment to invest in industry startups, increasing the size of its fund to $80m.

Source

What Makes Bitcoin Great? One Academic is On a Quest to Find Out

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 11:44

What Makes Bitcoin Great? One Academic is On a Quest to Find Out Academics still aren't sure why bitcoin is so robust, but one Cornell professor has made it her mission to find out.

Source

What Makes Bitcoin Great? One Scientist is On a Quest to Find Out

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 11:44

What Makes Bitcoin Great? One Scientist is On a Quest to Find Out Academics still aren't sure why bitcoin is so robust, but one Cornell professor has made it her mission to find out.

Source

Trader Sues OKCoin Over Lost Litecoin

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 08. 11:00

Trader Sues OKCoin Over Lost Litecoin A trader based in China's Hunan province is bringing a lawsuit against cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin.

Source

Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Yuan Drops by One-Third in 30 Days

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 07:00

Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Yuan Drops by One-Third in 30 Days

China’s big three exchanges announced they would end zero fee trades and margin trading Tuesday due to increased scrutiny by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), leading to a collapse in Chinese bitcoin trading volumes. The changes come on the heels of Beijing’s implementation of new capital controls in 2016. Also Read: China’s Smart Money

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Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Yuan Drops to One-Third in 30 Days

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 07:00

Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Yuan Drops to One-Third in 30 Days

China’s big three exchanges announced they would end zero fee trades and margin trading Tuesday due to increased scrutiny by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), leading to a collapse in Chinese bitcoin trading volumes. The changes come on the heels of Beijing’s implementation of new capital controls in 2016. Also Read: China’s Smart Money

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Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Yuan Drops to One-Third of Market in 30 Days

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 07:00

Bitcoin Trading in Chinese Yuan Drops to One-Third of Market in 30 Days

China’s big three exchanges announced they would end zero fee trades and margin trading Tuesday due to increased scrutiny by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), leading to a collapse in Chinese bitcoin trading volumes. The changes come on the heels of Beijing’s implementation of new capital controls in 2016. Also Read: China’s Smart Money

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Countdown: Bitcoin Will Be a Legal Method of Payment in Japan in Two Months

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 03:00

Countdown: Bitcoin Will Be a Legal Method of Payment in Japan in Two Months

Bitcoin will soon be legally recognized as a method of payment in Japan. The bill with provisions for cryptocurrencies has recently passed through the period of public consultation and will enter into force in April. Also read: Coincheck’s Growth Reveals Surging Japanese Bitcoin Trade Bitcoin.com examines what the bill means and how it could affect Bitcoin

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Bitcoin Observers Watch Segwit Signaling Begin on the Litecoin Network

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 08. 01:00

Bitcoin Observers Watch Segwit Signaling Begin on the Litecoin Network

In the past, some have called Litecoin the “silver to Bitcoin’s gold.” Now many Bitcoin proponents are eagerly watching Litecoin as miners have just begun signaling for Segregated Witness (Segwit). Bitcoin community members hope Litecoin’s Segwit implementation may show a silver lining beneath the ongoing scaling debate. Also Read: How Trump’s Wall and Remittance Tax Could

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Bitcoin Volatility Tightens After Prices Surge to 1-Month High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 23:39

Bitcoin Volatility Tightens After Prices Surge to 1-Month High Bitcoin prices entered rangebound trading today, after climbing roughly 3% to hit their highest price in more than one month.

Source

Arizona Bill Would Make Blockchain Smart Contracts 'Legal'

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 21:00

Arizona Bill Would Make Blockchain Smart Contracts 'Legal' An Arizona legislator wants to amend state law to account for blockchain signatures and smart contracts, public records show.

Source

Markets Update: Breaking Resistance With Solid Fundamentals

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 07. 21:00

Markets Update: Breaking Resistance With Solid Fundamentals

Bitcoin broke through resistance finding a new price level on February 7 and has continued its upward trend. Traders and speculators are still hoping the digital asset’s value will once again break the all-time high (ATH) of US$1,155. Bitcoin’s price had consolidated during the end of last week but now is pushing above the $1,045

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Blockchain Startup Hashed Health Raises $1.8 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 18:35

Blockchain Startup Hashed Health Raises $1.8 Million The startup at the heart of a healthcare-focused blockchain consortium has raised $1.85m.

Source

Tallinn will host the first large conference devoted to Blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 07. 18:02

Tallinn will host the first large conference devoted to Blockchain and cryptocurrencies

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Bitcoin, Stop Apologizing for Victimless Crime

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 07. 18:00

Bitcoin, Stop Apologizing for Victimless Crime

Bitcoin is a freedom currency in a manner that isn’t obvious and which is virtually undiscussed. Bitcoin is commonly linked to victimless crime, but the dynamic reaches far deeper than merely freeing individuals to buy goods and services, unsavory or not. Victimless crime is the lifeblood of the surveillance state without which big government could

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EU Securities Watchdog: New DLT Regulations Would Be 'Premature'

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 16:20

EU Securities Watchdog: New DLT Regulations Would Be 'Premature' The European Union's top securities regulator is steering clear of blockchain regulations – for now, at least.

Source

The Philippines Just Released New Rules for Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 15:35

The Philippines Just Released New Rules for Bitcoin Exchanges The central bank of the Philippines has released new guidelines for bitcoin exchanges operating in the country.

Source

Inside MAST: The Little-Known Plan to Advance Bitcoin Smart Contracts

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 15:00

Inside MAST: The Little-Known Plan to Advance Bitcoin Smart Contracts Bitcoin could soon be endowed with a range of new technical improvements including greater smart-contract functionality.

Source

Bitcoin's Price is Back Within $100 of its 2017 High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 14:30

Bitcoin's Price is Back Within $100 of its 2017 High The price of bitcoin continued recent gains in an early morning session today, rising nearly 3% on warming sentiment.

Source

South Africa's Financial Power Players Are Going All-In on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 13:25

South Africa's Financial Power Players Are Going All-In on Blockchain Nearly every major financial institution in South Africa has gathered to chart the country's path towards possible large-scale blockchain adoption.

Source

Chandler Guo’s Mining Pool to Support Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 07. 12:00

Chandler Guo’s Mining Pool to Support Bitcoin Unlimited

Over the past few weeks, support for the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) proposal has increased significantly. This is due to a bunch of smaller mining pools collectively running the alternative client that removes the current block size cap. Now its seems the proposal will get even more hash power as the Chinese miner, Chandler Guo, has

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#Bitcoin when ready…

bitcoinful

2017. Feb. 07. 09:58

#Bitcoin when ready…

#Bitcoin when ready…

Dubai Partners with IBM to Test Blockchain Trade Finance

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 09:00

Dubai Partners with IBM to Test Blockchain Trade Finance Dubai’s government is testing blockchain tech for trade finance in partnership with IBM.

Source

Dubai's Government Launches Blockchain Trade Finance Trial With IBM

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 07. 09:00

Dubai's Government Launches Blockchain Trade Finance Trial With IBM Dubai’s government is testing blockchain tech for trade finance in partnership with IBM.

Source

This Key Bitcoin Indicator is Dropping Like a Rock

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 07. 01:00

This Key Bitcoin Indicator is Dropping Like a Rock

Bitcoin volatility has fallen since 2011 and compared to the U.S. dollar currently sits at about 3-4 times higher than the Japanese yen, British pound, and euro. High volatility in the digital currency space has long been cited as a reason against adoption. But, as charts and analysis demonstrate, it is very likely that Bitcoin volatility is trending

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Illinois Village Moves to Sell Confiscated Bitcoins

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 23:58

Illinois Village Moves to Sell Confiscated Bitcoins A small town located outside of Chicago is about to sell some bitcoin.

Source

A Town in Illinois Just Announced It's Holding a Bitcoin Sale

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 23:58

A Town in Illinois Just Announced It's Holding a Bitcoin Sale A small town located outside of Chicago is about to sell some bitcoin.

Source

Beyond Bitcoin - The war on cash is real

Blogchain

2017. Feb. 06. 21:05

The War on Cash is Real A cashless, weaponless, obedient society is coming to a city near you.

Mainstream Investors Are Hearing A lot About Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 06. 21:00

Mainstream Investors Are Hearing A lot About Bitcoin

Investors worldwide are hearing about Bitcoin on a regular basis these past few months. These days, it’s not uncommon for mainstream media, investment moguls, and organizations to shine a light on bitcoin’s excellent performance over 2016 and into the new year. With many individuals and companies discussing the cryptocurrency’s merits, investors worldwide are unknowingly getting

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This Dark Market Wants to Pay You Bitcoin to Find Security Bugs

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 20:53

This Dark Market Wants to Pay You Bitcoin to Find Security Bugs Bug bounty hunters could make as much as 10 bitcoins identifying security problems at the popular dark marketplace Hansa.

Source

North Dakota Legislators Advance Plan for Bitcoin Regulation

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 18:59

North Dakota Legislators Advance Plan for Bitcoin Regulation Legislators in North Dakota are quickly advancing a measure to study how the state should approach regulating digital currencies like bitcoin.

Source

On Decentralization and Network Societies: An Interview With David Orban

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 06. 18:00

On Decentralization and Network Societies: An Interview With David Orban

The sixth D10e decentralization conference is coming to Bucharest, Romania next month featuring a line-up of over 40 innovators focused on decentralized technologies, such as Bitcoin, singularity, autonomous governance and more. The two-day conference will take place February 21-22 with the aim of educating attendees on the future of financial technology, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, the sharing

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France's Central Bank Wants to Work With More Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 17:28

France's Central Bank Wants to Work With More Blockchain Startups France’s central bank is opening up a new innovation lab, with an eye to collaborate with blockchain startups.

Source

Blockchain Insurance Consortium B3i Adds 3 New Members

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 16:00

Blockchain Insurance Consortium B3i Adds 3 New Members A blockchain technology consortium spearheaded by a global group of insurers has added several new members.

Source

An Arizona Lawmaker is Trying to Ban Blockchain Gun Tracking

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 15:15

An Arizona Lawmaker is Trying to Ban Blockchain Gun Tracking No more 'Glockchain'? An Arizona lawmaker is proposing the state prohibit the use of blockchain to track firearms.

Source

Not Yet 'Do or Die': Experts See Slow Road For DLT in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 15:00

Not Yet 'Do or Die': Experts See Slow Road For DLT in 2017 In the wake of 2016's blockchain hype, experts are making less optimistic predictions about the industry's prospects in the year ahead.

Source

Meet the Ex-Banker Using Ethereum to Take On Traditional Hedge Funds

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 13:31

Meet the Ex-Banker Using Ethereum to Take On Traditional Hedge Funds After leaving Goldman Sachs, this entrepreneur founded her own blockchain startup to lower the fiscal entry point for hedge fund investors.

Source

IRS Asks to Postpone Upcoming Hearing With Coinbase

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 06. 12:00

IRS Asks to Postpone Upcoming Hearing With Coinbase

This month the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently sought out a continuation of its court hearing with Coinbase. The initial hearing was scheduled to be held on February 16, but the tax agency now wants to postpone the hearing until March 23. The case will also begin with a motion from a former Coinbase

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Blockchain as a Geopolitical Tool

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 06. 12:00

Blockchain as a Geopolitical Tool An announcement from the UAE last week marked an unusual development that highlights intriguing socio-economic and geopolitical trends.

Source

Surbitcoin On Hiatus Amid Venezuela Bitcoin Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 06. 01:00

Surbitcoin On Hiatus Amid Venezuela Bitcoin Crackdown

On February 3 the Venezuelan Bitcoin exchange Surbitcoin informed its customers services would be suspended temporarily. According to the exchange, Surbitcoin’s banking partner, Banesco, closed the firm’s account. The news comes shortly after the recent crackdown on Venezuelan Bitcoin mining activities in the region. Also read: SEC Begins Soliciting Comments On Bitcoin Investment Trust Uncertainty Towards

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New Bitcoin Caching Features Could Improve Block Verification

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 05. 18:00

New Bitcoin Caching Features Could Improve Block Verification

A new way of verifying blocks on the Bitcoin blockchain could make the digital currency more efficient. In the original version of Bitcoin, when nodes received a block of transactions, they would validate each transaction set. Most likely, these transactions were already validated before, when they were relayed across the network. However, this previous validation of

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Why Cities Will Soon Chose Digital Currency Over Fiat Money

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 05. 13:40

Why Cities Will Soon Chose Digital Currency Over Fiat Money Pavel Bains argues that its only a matter of time before a city makes the leap to its own, digital, currency.

Source

Why Cities Will Soon Choose Digital Currency Over Fiat Money

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 05. 13:40

Why Cities Will Soon Choose Digital Currency Over Fiat Money Pavel Bains argues that its only a matter of time before a city makes the leap to its own, digital, currency.

Source

The Passion of Bitcoin Jesus: How The Blockchain's Most Beloved Investor Became its Most Polarizing

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 05. 12:45

The Passion of Bitcoin Jesus: How The Blockchain's Most Beloved Investor Became its Most Polarizing Roger Ver, a key figure among bitcoin’s first disciples is now the community's biggest advocate for the minority side of the block-size debate.

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The Passion of 'Bitcoin Jesus': How The Blockchain's Most Beloved Investor Became its Most Polarizing

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 05. 12:45

The Passion of 'Bitcoin Jesus': How The Blockchain's Most Beloved Investor Became its Most Polarizing Roger Ver, a key figure among bitcoin’s first disciples is now the community's biggest advocate for the minority side of the block-size debate.

Source

The Passion of 'Bitcoin Jesus': Roger Ver's Polarizing Quest for Big Blocks

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 05. 12:45

The Passion of 'Bitcoin Jesus': Roger Ver's Polarizing Quest for Big Blocks Roger Ver, a key figure among bitcoin’s first disciples is now the community's biggest advocate for the minority side of the block-size debate.

Source

How to Defend Against Keyloggers That Are after Your Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 05. 12:00

How to Defend Against Keyloggers That Are after Your Bitcoins

Malware that records your keystrokes and sends them back to the attacker, referred to as a keylogger, is a significant threat to your stash of bitcoins. These nearly undetectable programs could be running on your computer or smartphone right now, copying every password, seed, and pin number you type. When they send back that data

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Bitcoin-Friendly Denmark to Appoint First Digital Ambassador

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 05. 01:00

Bitcoin-Friendly Denmark to Appoint First Digital Ambassador

Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and other technology giants have reached such importance and power that “they merit their own ambassador,” says Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen, Politiken reported. Concurrently, Denmark continues its efforts towards becoming a cashless society. Also read: These are the World’s Top 10 Bitcoin-Friendly Countries The First Digital Ambassador Building a cashless society

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Bitcoin Community Rallies Around Bitcoiner Attacked at UC Berkeley

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 04. 18:00

Bitcoin Community Rallies Around Bitcoiner Attacked at UC Berkeley

A young woman wearing a red “Make Bitcoin Great Again” hat, in the style of popular Trump campaign apparel, was maced in front of television cameras as violent protesters destroyed parts of downtown Berkeley Wednesday night. The events unfolded after a speaking engagement by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who has penned pro-Bitcoin pieces, was cancelled. Also

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Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to the Blockchain Mainstream

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 04. 16:30

Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to the Blockchain Mainstream CoinDesk explores the alternative digital currency monero and its long road to becoming of the industry's most talked-about projects.

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Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to Blockchain Respect

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 04. 16:30

Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to Blockchain Respect CoinDesk explores the alternative digital currency monero and its long road to becoming of the industry's most talked-about projects.

Source

Bullish Sentiment Fuels Bitcoin's Return to $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 04. 15:20

Bullish Sentiment Fuels Bitcoin's Return to $1,000 Bitcoin prices enjoyed notable gains this week, climbing to sit around the $1,000 mark amid improved market sentiment.

Source

SEC Begins Soliciting Comments On Bitcoin Investment Trust

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 04. 12:00

SEC Begins Soliciting Comments On Bitcoin Investment Trust

Just two short weeks after Barry Silbert filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), the Commission is now soliciting comments from interested persons regarding the proposed listing. Also read: Needham: Probability of Approval for a Bitcoin ETF ‘Very Low’  SEC Soliciting Comments On January 20, Barry Silbert

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Accepting Bitcoin is Easy and Opens Businesses to New Customers

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 04. 01:00

Accepting Bitcoin is Easy and Opens Businesses to New Customers

As Bitcoin increases in value and popularity, merchants worldwide may wonder how they can accept the cryptocurrency at their ecommerce websites. Preparing to accept Bitcoin at your online shop is not only easy, but when complete it opens your business to a slew of new customers. Also read: How to Start Your Own Bitcoin ATM Business

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SibCoin: The Cryptocurrency That Outsailed Dash and Conquered Siberia

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 03. 20:44

SibCoin: The Cryptocurrency That Outsailed Dash and Conquered Siberia

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Two Hawaiian Politicians Want to Explore Blockchain Tech for Tourism

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 18:45

Two Hawaiian Politicians Want to Explore Blockchain Tech for Tourism Legislators in Hawaii are pushing for the creation of a working group dedicated to blockchain technology.

Source

The Bitcoin Exchange Thefts You May Have Forgotten

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 03. 18:00

The Bitcoin Exchange Thefts You May Have Forgotten

Cryptocurrency exchange losses have been a nuisance since Bitcoin was first created. Many remember the loss of roughly 850,000 BTC in the demise of Mt Gox and the most recent 120,000 BTC Bitfinex compromise. However, over the course of the past eight years there has been various exchange hacks and/or inside jobs. Also read: Review of

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China’s OKCoin Publishes, Then Withdraws Bitcoin Exchange Fee Update

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 17:22

China’s OKCoin Publishes, Then Withdraws Bitcoin Exchange Fee Update One of China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges issued an update on its fee policies today, only to later remove the statement from its website.

Source

OKCoin Publishes, Then Withdraws Bitcoin Exchange Fee Update

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 17:22

OKCoin Publishes, Then Withdraws Bitcoin Exchange Fee Update One of China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges issued an update on its fee policies today, only to later remove the statement from its website.

Source

Ethereum Payment Channels Could Enter Production in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 16:20

Ethereum Payment Channels Could Enter Production in 2017 A project aiming to bring payment channels to ethereum is expected to become production-ready by the end of this year.

Source

Litecoin Moves to Adopt Bitcoin's SegWit Scaling Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 14:40

Litecoin Moves to Adopt Bitcoin's SegWit Scaling Upgrade Segregated witness – originally proposed as a workaround solution to the bitcoin scaling issue – is moving closer to rollout on the litecoin network.

Source

Major UK Telecom Seeks Blockchain Security Patent

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 14:06

Major UK Telecom Seeks Blockchain Security Patent One of the UK's largest telecoms is seeking a patent for a security system aimed at preventing malicious attacks on blockchains.

Source

Polish Regulator Recognizes Bitcoin Businesses

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 13:00

Polish Regulator Recognizes Bitcoin Businesses Poland's Central Statistical Office has recognized the trading and mining of virtual currencies as official economic activities.

Source

EY Uses Bitcoin ATMs to Raise Awareness at the World Web Forum

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 03. 12:00

EY Uses Bitcoin ATMs to Raise Awareness at the World Web Forum

At this year’s 2-day World Web Forum in Zurich, one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms, EY, presented two Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) to raise awareness for digital innovation. An EY team was also present to assist visitors with purchasing and spending bitcoin. Also read: EY Switzerland Accepts Bitcoin and Installs ATM  EY Raising Awareness with Bitcoin

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Why the Netflix Model is the Blockchain Future for Enterprise

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 12:00

Why the Netflix Model is the Blockchain Future for Enterprise Nuco's CEO looks at the hurdles encountered by enterprises adopting blockchain tech, and predicts more flexible solutions going forward.

Source

Why the Netflix Model is the Future for Enterprise Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 12:00

Why the Netflix Model is the Future for Enterprise Blockchain Nuco's CEO looks at the hurdles encountered by enterprises adopting blockchain tech, and predicts more flexible solutions going forward.

Source

Bitcoin's Price Inches Above $1,000, But Will It Last?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 03. 01:20

Bitcoin's Price Inches Above $1,000, But Will It Last? Bitcoin prices surpassed $1,000 for the first time in nearly a month on 2nd February. Will the digital currency be able to remain above this level?

Source

Industry Thinks President Trump Will Be “Bitcoin Friendly” Ahead of Cybersecurity Order

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 03. 01:00

Industry Thinks President Trump Will Be “Bitcoin Friendly” Ahead of Cybersecurity Order

According to an attendee of private Bitcoin conclave Satoshi Roundtable III, both a congresswoman and CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne believe President Trump, mired in a web of controversy in the US and globally, will be “bitcoin friendly” — even as a sweeping draft executive order on the nation’s cybersecurity framework awaits his signature.  Also

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IRS Seeks to Delay Hearing in Coinbase Data Dispute

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 23:54

IRS Seeks to Delay Hearing in Coinbase Data Dispute The Internal Revenue Service has requested a delay for an upcoming hearing in its ongoing court dispute with digital currency exchange Coinbase.

Source

Irish Fund Managers Investigate Blockchain-Powered Data Reporting

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 20:32

Irish Fund Managers Investigate Blockchain-Powered Data Reporting A trade group for investment funds in Ireland has announced it is developing a new blockchain proof-of-concept focused on regulatory reporting.

Source

Bitcoin's Privacy Gets 'Failing Grade' in 2016 Threat Report

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 20:00

Bitcoin's Privacy Gets 'Failing Grade' in 2016 Threat Report A new report highlights some of the key privacy threats faced by bitcoin users in 2016.

Source

Satoshipay is Taking Bitcoin Nanopayments to the Mainstream

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 02. 18:00

Satoshipay is Taking Bitcoin Nanopayments to the Mainstream

Bitcoin startup Satoshipay has been enabling content publishers to facilitate tiny bitcoin payments with no fees for almost a year now. The company has just raised €1 million to take their ‘nanopayments’ to the mainstream. Also read: Cryptoseed Adds Security to Your Bitcoin Recovery Seed  Big Money for Tiny Payments Headquartered in London with an office

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UAE Did Not Ban Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 02. 16:00

UAE Did Not Ban Bitcoin

The Central Bank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued the ‘Regulatory Framework for Stored Values and Electronic Payment Systems’ on January 1 which appeared to ban all virtual currencies. However, the Bank’s Governor recently corrected this misconception, confirming that virtual currencies, including bitcoin, are not banned. Also read: Dubai’s Role With Blockchain Technology’s Success Story 

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Bitcoin's Price is Flirting With $1,000 Again

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 15:50

Bitcoin's Price is Flirting With $1,000 Again Bitcoin markets are breaking out, inching closer to $1,000.

Source

Bitcoin's Price is Flirting With $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 15:50

Bitcoin's Price is Flirting With $1,000 Bitcoin markets are breaking out, inching closer to $1,000.

Source

How Blockchain is Helping Solve Japan's 'Galapagos Syndrome'

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 15:10

How Blockchain is Helping Solve Japan's 'Galapagos Syndrome' Japan's 'Galapagos Syndrome' means that some tech firms are unable to compete internationally, but one blockchain consortium aims to change that.

Source

Fidelity’s Charity Arm Raised $7 Million in Bitcoin Donations in 2016

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 14:33

Fidelity’s Charity Arm Raised $7 Million in Bitcoin Donations in 2016 Fidelity Charitable, the public charity arm of mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments, raised $7m in bitcoin donations last year.

Source

459 Million Bitcoins: Exchange Volume Reached Peak Levels in Q4

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 14:00

459 Million Bitcoins: Exchange Volume Reached Peak Levels in Q4 The fourth quarter of 2016 was a volatile period for the price of bitcoin, as speculation increased and exchange-traded volume reached peak levels.

Source

Webjet's Travel Bookings Blockchain Will Move to Pilot in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 13:00

Webjet's Travel Bookings Blockchain Will Move to Pilot in 2017 A notable travel blockchain proof-of-concept being spearheaded by Microsoft is stepping up a gear.

Source

Bitfinex's 'Hack Credit' Token Reaches All-Time Price High

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 12:00

Bitfinex's 'Hack Credit' Token Reaches All-Time Price High Bitfinex's BFX digital asset – issued to users who lost bitcoin in an August hack – surged to a record high on 1st February.

Source

Considering Bitcoin An Asset Could Set Back Adoption in Israel

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 02. 12:00

Considering Bitcoin An Asset Could Set Back Adoption in Israel

The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) recently published a draft clarifying its stance on digital currencies including bitcoin for the first time. Bitcoin.com examines the legality of the draft and its effects on the Israeli Bitcoin community. Also read: Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year  The Draft is Not Yet Law

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Beware of Crypto-MLMs and High Return Investments on Social Media

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 02. 01:00

Beware of Crypto-MLMs and High Return Investments on Social Media

Unfortunately, the world of cryptocurrency has seen a bunch of people running scammy ‘investments’ preying on people’s lack of knowledge. Over the past couple of years, shady organizations such as Onecoin, MMM Global and others have brought a slew of shady characters operating get-rich-quick schemes and Multi-Level Marketing scams. It’s good to know how to

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Construct 2017: Production Blockchains Two Years Away, Experts Say

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 00:00

Construct 2017: Production Blockchains Two Years Away, Experts Say Private blockchains are on the cusp of leaving the laboratory and heading to the real world. At least, that's according to bold predictions from some of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger projects's top technical minds during the second day of CoinDesk's open-source developer conference, Construct 2017. While today, most private blockchain and ledgers remain experimental (with some onlookers […]

Source

Construct 2017: Experts Ask 'How Long Until Private Ledgers Go Live?

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 02. 00:00

Construct 2017: Experts Ask 'How Long Until Private Ledgers Go Live? Private blockchains are on the cusp of leaving the laboratory and heading to the real world. At least, that's according to bold predictions from some of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger projects's top technical minds during the second day of CoinDesk's developer conference, Construct 2017. While today, most private blockchain and ledgers remain experimental (with some onlookers even […]

Source

UAE Central Bank: We Are Not Banning Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 21:35

UAE Central Bank: We Are Not Banning Bitcoin The UAE's central bank isn't banning bitcoin, senior officials said in a statement today.

Source

IBM: Nine in 10 Government Execs Plan to Invest in Blockchain By 2018

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 19:34

IBM: Nine in 10 Government Execs Plan to Invest in Blockchain By 2018 Many of the government leaders queried by IBM in a recent survey say they want to put blockchain to work in the public sector.

Source

Gemini Speeds Up Deposits to Bypass Bitcoin Network Congestion

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 18:40

Gemini Speeds Up Deposits to Bypass Bitcoin Network Congestion Digital currency exchange Gemini is doing away with transaction confirmations for approved customers.

Source

How Bitcoin Companies can Legally Operate in Switzerland

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 01. 18:00

How Bitcoin Companies can Legally Operate in Switzerland

Switzerland is often thought of as a Bitcoin-friendly country. The Canton of Zug, for example, is sometimes called the crypto capital of the world and many Bitcoin service startups are located there, including Xapo, Shapeshift, Ethereum, Monetas, and Bitcoin Suisse. Companies wanting to do business in Switzerland need an approval by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory

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Switzerland Wants to Open a Sandbox to Attract More Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 17:10

Switzerland Wants to Open a Sandbox to Attract More Blockchain Startups Switzerland’s government is considering new regulations in light of fintech advancements such as blockchain.

Source

Abu Dhabi Bank Partners with Ripple for Cross-Border Payments

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 15:14

Abu Dhabi Bank Partners with Ripple for Cross-Border Payments Abu Dhabi’s largest bank has begun offering a new cross-border transaction service in partnership with distributed ledger startup Ripple.

Source

To Catch a Bitcoin Ransomer: Inside the FBI's Cyber-Investigation Process

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 15:00

To Catch a Bitcoin Ransomer: Inside the FBI's Cyber-Investigation Process Ever wonder how the FBI catches ransomware perpetrators? This special agent laid out the process in great detail.

Source

To Catch a Bitcoin Ransomer: How the FBI Chases Crime on the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 15:00

To Catch a Bitcoin Ransomer: How the FBI Chases Crime on the Blockchain Ever wonder how the FBI catches ransomware perpetrators? This special agent laid out the process in great detail.

Source

To Catch a Ransomer: How the FBI Chases Crime on the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 15:00

To Catch a Ransomer: How the FBI Chases Crime on the Blockchain Ever wonder how the FBI catches ransomware perpetrators? This special agent laid out the process in great detail.

Source

A New Version of OpenBazaar is Just Months Away

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 13:50

A New Version of OpenBazaar is Just Months Away OpenBazaar's development team has detailed forthcoming upgrades and a potential launch timeline for v2.0 of the decentralized e-commerce platform.

Source

Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain Finishes $2 Million Fundraise

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 13:00

Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain Finishes $2 Million Fundraise Blockchain identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has finished raising $2m – money it plans to spend on pilot projects.

Source

Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain Closes $2 Million Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 13:00

Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain Closes $2 Million Funding Blockchain identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has finished raising $2m – money it plans to spend on pilot projects.

Source

How to Start Your Own Bitcoin ATM Business

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 01. 12:00

How to Start Your Own Bitcoin ATM Business

The number of Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) is growing everyday, and so are the number of people entering the industry. In order to operate a lucrative BTM business, many costs and risks need to be considered. Also read: The US Reigns Supreme in the Bitcoin ATM Industry  The Revenues The revenue from a BTM depends on several

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R3 Director: 2017 is the Year of the DLT Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 12:00

R3 Director: 2017 is the Year of the DLT Pilot Banking consortium startup R3 has predicted 2017 will be the year enterprises dive into testing pilot versions of DLT and blockchain apps.

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Bitcoin in Numbers – a Collection of Interesting and Recent Charts

Bitcoin News

2017. Feb. 01. 01:00

Bitcoin in Numbers – a Collection of Interesting and Recent Charts

Bitcoin charts show many facets of the cryptocurrency’s environment. So far Bitcoin has created a myriad of different markets, value correlations, mining data, and many more constellations of economic measurement. Also Read: Japan Has Become a Big Player Within the Bitcoin Economy This week Bitcoin.com gathered a bunch of different charts from our forum showcasing a

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Greg Maxwell Breaks Down Blockchain: The 'Uncontrollable Noun'

CoinDesk

2017. Feb. 01. 00:55

Greg Maxwell Breaks Down Blockchain: The 'Uncontrollable Noun' Blockstream CTO Greg Maxwell addressed the growing blockchain hype in a nuanced talk at Construct 2017 today.

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