Bitcoin Mining Fraud Lawsuit Moves Forward in New Jersey

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 22:36

Bitcoin Mining Fraud Lawsuit Moves Forward in New Jersey A federal lawsuit filed by investors in a US-based bitcoin mining operation is moving ahead after months of little movement.

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Despite Reports, India's Bitcoin Policy Hasn’t Changed

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 20:12

Despite Reports, India's Bitcoin Policy Hasn’t Changed Media sources in India reported that the government had been deemed illegal, causing a stir that ultimately proved to be overblown.

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Bulls May Be Prepping for a Charge

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 31. 18:38

Markets Update: Bitcoin Bulls May Be Prepping for a Charge

This week the price of bitcoin has remained fairly stable, consolidating around the US$1,020-40 range with a small uptrend in global trading markets as the weekend approaches. Also read:  Bitcoin in Numbers — a Visual Look at Bitcoin Growth and Demand So Far in 2017 Bitcoin Price Weekly View After the past two weeks of

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Ripple Prices Rise to Hit 2-Year High

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 18:03

Ripple Prices Rise to Hit 2-Year High The price of XRP, the cryptocurrency underlying the Ripple network, hit a two-year high earlier today.

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Arizona Governor Signs Blockchain Bill Into Law

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 17:08

Arizona Governor Signs Blockchain Bill Into Law A bill in Arizona that recognizes blockchain signatures and smart contracts has officially become state law.

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Japan's Bitcoin Law Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 16:01

Japan's Bitcoin Law Goes Into Effect Tomorrow Japan is set to begin recognizing bitcoin as a legal method of payment starting tomorrow.

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MUFG, Standard Chartered Plan Blockchain Payments Launch for 2018

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 15:08

MUFG, Standard Chartered Plan Blockchain Payments Launch for 2018 A group of international banks is reportedly planning the 2018 launch of cross-border payment services backed by blockchain.

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Second Life? Failed DAO Project's Founders Are Making a Comeback Bid

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 14:00

Second Life? Failed DAO Project's Founders Are Making a Comeback Bid Despite one notable past failure, Slock.it is forging on, with a new project planned and new funding from a secret investor.

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Second Life? Failed DAO Creators Are Making a Comeback Bid

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 14:00

Second Life? Failed DAO Creators Are Making a Comeback Bid Despite one notable past failure, Slock.it is forging ahead, with a new project planned and new funding from a secret investor.

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Private Blockchains for Bitcoin Maximalists

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 31. 12:00

Private Blockchains for Bitcoin Maximalists CoinDesk contributor Martin Hagelstrom addresses the private vs public blockchain debate, arguing for the tech from a bitcoin believer's perspective.

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Bitcoin Legality in India Is a Political Hobgoblin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 31. 12:00

Bitcoin Legality in India Is a Political Hobgoblin

What is the legality of Bitcoin in India? This is a gray area, but politicians have a tendency to say something negative about cryptocurrency. They do this to spin a yarn that it is “illegal.” Also Read: Bitcoin Helps People Circumvent Economic Sanctions in Iran This occurs because politicians use fear mongering to deter folks from certain behaviors,

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A Virtual Reality Simulator of the Bitcoin Blockchain Is Coming to Steam

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 31. 07:00

A Virtual Reality Simulator of the Bitcoin Blockchain Is Coming to Steam

A new virtual reality game based on the Bitcoin network is coming to the Steam platform today Friday, March 31. The game called “Bitcoin VR” is a simulation of real-time Bitcoin transactions in a dark setting called the “Forest of Satoshi”, where players can even prune the network with a bow and arrow. Also read: Rare

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Major Banks, Startups Advance Blockchain Syndicated Loan Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 22:15

Major Banks, Startups Advance Blockchain Syndicated Loan Pilot A group of banks and finance firms led by Credit Suisse have completed the next phase of a blockchain proof-of-concept focused on syndicated loans.

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Litecoin Prices Jump 70% as Market Cap Adds Over $100 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 19:10

Litecoin Prices Jump 70% as Market Cap Adds Over $100 Million Litecoin prices surged nearly 70% today, ending months of stagnated market activity.

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Verizon, JetBlue Back Blockchain Firm Filament's $15 Million Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 18:14

Verizon, JetBlue Back Blockchain Firm Filament's $15 Million Funding Blockchain startup Filament has closed a new $15m funding round.

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Freedom Cells can Leverage Bitcoin to Embrace Agorism

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 30. 18:00

Freedom Cells can Leverage Bitcoin to Embrace Agorism

Bitcoin’s decentralized nature is one of its most important features; it is the feature of freedom. This means bitcoin is not arbitrarily controlled by a central group of jackbooted thugs, political leeches, or other enemies of liberty. Also read: Where Do You Stand on the Yin & Yang of Different Bitcoin Ideologies? It is true

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Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Startup Ledger Raises $7 Million

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 17:00

Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Startup Ledger Raises $7 Million Bitcoin hardware startup Ledger has raised $7m in a new Series A funding round.

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Hong Kong's Central Bank Partners on DLT Trade Finance Test

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 15:30

Hong Kong's Central Bank Partners on DLT Trade Finance Test A group of six banks and global auditing firm Deloitte have completed a new blockchain trade finance test focused on the Hong Kong market.

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Blockchain Platform MultiChain Enters Beta with 15 New Partners

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 15:00

Blockchain Platform MultiChain Enters Beta with 15 New Partners Private blockchain platform MultiChain has entered beta phase as it adds 15 new members to its partner program.

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Chain and Thales Interlock for Blockchain Key Security Solution

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 14:00

Chain and Thales Interlock for Blockchain Key Security Solution French cyber-defense and aerospace firm Thales has launched a new integration with blockchain startup Chain aimed to boost blockchain security.

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Market Enabler? Exchanges See Blockchain as New Revenue Play

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 13:30

Market Enabler? Exchanges See Blockchain as New Revenue Play At a conference in Budapest this week, financial industry execs revealed shifting views on the best use case for distributed ledger tech.

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Decentralized Exchange Bitsquare Aims to Fulfill the Dreams of the Cypherpunks

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 30. 12:00

Decentralized Exchange Bitsquare Aims to Fulfill the Dreams of the Cypherpunks

This week Bitcoin.com chatted with Manfred Karrer, the founder of the decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Bitsquare. The platform Bitsquare considers itself to be the first fully decentralized cryptocurrency exchange that operates with privacy-centric foundations. The Bitsquare protocol was created in 2014, offering bitcoin trading against a number of altcoins and national currencies with no third party

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Sweden Moves to Next Stage With Blockchain Land Registry

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 11:59

Sweden Moves to Next Stage With Blockchain Land Registry An initiative by Sweden’s land registry authority to trial blockchain technology for recording property deals has just moved to its second phase.

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How Japan Prepares to Recognize Bitcoin as Method of Payment on April 1

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 30. 09:00

How Japan Prepares to Recognize Bitcoin as Method of Payment on April 1

In February, Bitcoin.com reported that the first Japanese bill containing digital currencies, recognizing Bitcoin as a method of payment, was expected to enter into force sometime in April. Last week, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) officially announced that the exact date for this bill to become law is April 1. Also read: Countdown: Bitcoin

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Would Bitcoin ‘Function’ in a Societal Collapse?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 30. 01:00

Would Bitcoin ‘Function’ in a Societal Collapse?

The question is a large obstacle to the mass adoption of digital currencies and it should be addressed head-on. The audiences being targeted as adopters are also a problem. The question and a problem overlap. Also read: A Decentralized Money Needs A Distributed Web for Maximum Freedom Calls for mass adoption usually aim at the mainstream

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Bitcoin Traders Disagree on Where the Market is Headed

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 00:30

Bitcoin Traders Disagree on Where the Market is Headed The path forward for bitcoin prices isn't clear, market analysts say.

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Where to, Bitcoin? Traders Offer Mixed Opinions on Market Direction

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 30. 00:30

Where to, Bitcoin? Traders Offer Mixed Opinions on Market Direction The path forward for bitcoin prices isn't clear, market analysts say.

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Panasonic Among New Contributors to Hyperledger's Iroha Project

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 29. 18:13

Panasonic Among New Contributors to Hyperledger's Iroha Project Five new companies are contributing to Iroha, one of several projects attached to the Hyperledger blockchain initiative.

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Gaw Miners Victims May See Restitution in the Near Future

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 29. 18:00

Gaw Miners Victims May See Restitution in the Near Future

The infamous Gaw Miners company and investor Stuart Fraser may see the courthouse soon in a civil lawsuit against the defunct operation. A U.S. judge from the state of Connecticut denied Fraser’s request to a default judgment and hearing extensions. Also read: SEC Officially Indicts GAW Miners CEO for ‘Hashlet’ Ponzi Scheme Gaw Miners Sued for

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Emirates NBD Enlists UAE Central Bank in Blockchain Check Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 29. 17:07

Emirates NBD Enlists UAE Central Bank in Blockchain Check Trial One of the Middle East's largest banking groups is pushing ahead on a plan to use blockchain to prevent paper cheque fraud.

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Inside IC3: How Cornell is Advancing the Science of Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 29. 14:31

Inside IC3: How Cornell is Advancing the Science of Bitcoin An inside look at Cornell University's IC3 lab, which has numerous projects working on researching and boosting cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.

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Economic Forum Highlights China's Rise in Blockchain R&D

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 29. 13:30

Economic Forum Highlights China's Rise in Blockchain R&D Blockchain tech will likely boost financial inclusion, but a major impact is still a way off, according to panelists at a recent event in China.

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Survey: Europe's Online Shoppers Are Wary of Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 29. 12:30

Survey: Europe's Online Shoppers Are Wary of Digital Currencies European consumers are largely avoiding cryptocurrencies when making e-commerce payments, according to a recent MasterCard survey.

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After Changetip’s Failure – Minitip Retries the Bitcoin Tipping Thing on Reddit

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 29. 12:00

After Changetip’s Failure – Minitip Retries the Bitcoin Tipping Thing on Reddit

An early stage, Reddit-only application has recently launched within the social media giant, allowing users to tip each other small amounts of bitcoin. This free and simple system uses no other website or account and was created to replace the now-retired Changetip service. Also read: Zeronet Wants to Replace the Dark Web by Marrying Bitcoin to

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World-Renowned Blockchain Experts Will Come to Moscow

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 29. 10:14

World-Renowned Blockchain Experts Will Come to Moscow

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. On April 19, the most well-known global specialists in the

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Digital Currency Exchange ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million Series A

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 29. 07:48

Digital Currency Exchange ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million Series A Digital currency exchange startup ShapeShift has closed a new funding round, one which it hopes will fuel a suite of new products this year.

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Solidx’s Attempt to Disqualify SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Decision Fails

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 29. 05:36

Solidx’s Attempt to Disqualify SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Decision Fails

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced its decision to disapprove the proposed rule change filed by NYSE Arca to list and trade shares of Solidx Bitcoin Trust. This move came after Solidx Management LLC, the sponsor of Solidx Bitcoin Trust, submitted a comment letter to the Commission, attempting to differentiate the NYSE

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Bitcoin Helps People Circumvent Economic Sanctions in Iran

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 29. 01:00

Bitcoin Helps People Circumvent Economic Sanctions in Iran

This past February, Valiollah Seif, governor of the central bank of Iran, told press on national television that Iran would eliminate the use of the U.S. dollar within the country. As the middle eastern country’s economic situation shifts, the region is steadily becoming fertile ground for bitcoin adoption. Also read: You Might Be Exchanging Bitcoin With Trading

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Arizona Lawmakers Pass Blockchain Records Bill

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 23:00

Arizona Lawmakers Pass Blockchain Records Bill Arizona's legislature has cleared a bill that would recognize blockchain signatures and smart contracts under state law.

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SEC Denies SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 19:22

SEC Denies SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal The Securities and Exchange Commission has denied a bid to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Back in the 4-Digit Territory

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 28. 19:11

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Back in the 4-Digit Territory

Last week the price of bitcoin was trending downwards as bears controlled the market, pulling the price down to a low of US$920 per BTC on March 25. Currently, bitcoin’s value is once again ascending upwards over the past 24-hours reaching a high of $1068. Also read:  Bitcoin in Numbers — a Visual Look at

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Spanish Bank BBVA Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 18:09

Spanish Bank BBVA Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project Spanish banking conglomerate BBVA has become the latest member of the Hyperledger blockchain project.

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IBM Unveils Blockchain Platform for Oil Trade Finance

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 16:04

IBM Unveils Blockchain Platform for Oil Trade Finance A group of companies including IBM has spearheaded the development of a new blockchain-based crude oil trade finance platform.

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Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Implement Stricter KYC Requirements

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 28. 16:00

Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Implement Stricter KYC Requirements

As part of Japan’s amended ‘Payment Services Act’ which will enter into force on April 1, the ‘Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds’ has also been revised. This act requires Japanese bitcoin exchanges to implement a stricter Know Your Customer (KYC) process. Also read: How Japan’s New Regulations Affect Bitcoin Exchanges Japanese Exchanges Affected

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More Banks Are Signing Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Test

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 15:00

More Banks Are Signing Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Test Dutch bank ING's newly revealed ethereum pilot is about to be opened up to other banks who want to save money when trading oil.

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More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Test

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 15:00

More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Test Dutch bank ING's ethereum-based oil trading pilot is opening up to new financial institutions.

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More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 15:00

More Banks to Sign Up for ING's Ethereum Oil Trading Platform Dutch bank ING's ethereum-based oil trading pilot is opening up to new financial institutions.

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With Ethereum 'Ice Age' Incoming, Momentum Builds for Miner Pay Cut

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 14:05

With Ethereum 'Ice Age' Incoming, Momentum Builds for Miner Pay Cut A vote currently taking place on ethereum's mining rewards system has motivated a big response from the community.

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Chinese Lender CreditEase Launches Blockchain Supply Chain Service

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 12:56

Chinese Lender CreditEase Launches Blockchain Supply Chain Service A major peer-to-peer lender in China is seeking to promote blockchain solutions in the global supply chain.

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War of the Words: Who's Said What About a Bitcoin Fork?

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 28. 11:20

War of the Words: Who's Said What About a Bitcoin Fork? CoinDesk rounds up the various announcements from industry startups in the wake of speculation the bitcoin network could see a technical split.

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Bitcoin in Numbers — a Visual Look at Bitcoin Growth and Demand So Far in 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 28. 11:00

Bitcoin in Numbers — a Visual Look at Bitcoin Growth and Demand So Far in 2017

The bitcoin economy is growing fast, and the environment is continuously evolving right before our eyes. 2017 is showing that more people are interested in bitcoin as demand for the decentralized cryptocurrency increases globally.   Also read: QE and Capital Controls Create Worldwide Demand for Bitcoin A lot has changed over the course of the past

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Ethereum DEV Developers Join Lunyr Team as Technical Advisors

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 28. 08:33

Ethereum DEV Developers Join Lunyr Team as Technical Advisors

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. Dr. Greg Colvin and Alex Leverington, developers of Ethereum DEV,

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Bitcoin Rebounds From Two-Month Low to Top $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 23:31

Bitcoin Rebounds From Two-Month Low to Top $1,000 Bitcoin prices climbed above $1,000 today, after falling to their lowest in more than two months.

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Can Renewable Solar Power Decentralize Bitcoin Mining Operations?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 27. 20:00

Can Renewable Solar Power Decentralize Bitcoin Mining Operations?

Over the past few years, some bitcoin enthusiasts have found ways to use renewable energy sources such as solar power to mitigate electrical costs associated with mining the decentralized cryptocurrency. Also Read: Five Geeked Out Fantasies You Can Fulfill Today With Bitcoin It’s a well-known fact that bitcoin mining consumes energy. Many people don’t realize the

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BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 19:10

BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries Dubai-based bitcoin startup BitOasis is expanding its presence outside the UAE with a new announcement.

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Beijing City Regulator Calls For Blockchain Standards

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 17:41

Beijing City Regulator Calls For Blockchain Standards A government official with Beijing's municipal government called for a "standard" approach to blockchain development in a speech last week.

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European Commission Proposes Blockchain RegTech Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 16:30

European Commission Proposes Blockchain RegTech Pilot The executive branch of the European Union may soon embark on a blockchain test that trials the technology's regulatory applications.

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A Short Guide to Bitcoin Forks

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 15:00

A Short Guide to Bitcoin Forks Don't know a hard fork from a soft fork? This guide is designed to help you follow bitcoin's raging technical debates.

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Iphone Users Can Now Buy Bitcoins Directly Inside Breadwallet

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 27. 14:58

Iphone Users Can Now Buy Bitcoins Directly Inside Breadwallet

The bitcoin wallet Breadwallet has just launched the ability for users to buy bitcoins from inside their iOS app. This feature will be rolled out over the next two weeks, starting today. Bitcoin.com talked to founder and lead developer Aaron Voisine to find out more about this new on-ramp to Bitcoin. Also read: Popular Bitcoin App Breadwallet to

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IBM vs Microsoft: Two Tech Giants, Two Blockchain Visions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 14:00

IBM vs Microsoft: Two Tech Giants, Two Blockchain Visions How two established tech firms are taking different directions when it comes to their blockchain-as-a-service offerings.

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Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 13:00

Why Mizuho Believes Bitcoin Still Has a Future in Banking A bitcoin-based securities pilot developed by Japanese finance giant Mizuho is nearing completion and could soon see a public launch.

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Wien Energie is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale Blockchain Rollout

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 27. 12:00

Wien Energie is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale Blockchain Rollout One of Austria's largest energy firms is fast preparing for a future where blockchain impacts its business model, according to a new interview.

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You Might Be Exchanging Bitcoin With Trading Bots and Not Even Know It

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 27. 11:00

You Might Be Exchanging Bitcoin With Trading Bots and Not Even Know It

Cryptocurrency trading isn’t easy, but there are many people who have honed the art of trading bitcoins and altcoins on a daily basis. Interestingly enough, most people don’t realize that many cryptocurrency traders use trading bots to execute trades faster and more efficiently, and sometimes even in their sleep. Also read: An Introduction to Bitcoin Trading

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How to Explore Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 26. 13:00

How to Explore Blockchain Arno Laeven argues that organisations setting out to explore blockchain with a view to adoption need to manage their expectations.

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'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 26. 11:15

'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready A world without gambling scams is the latest big idea being tested on the ethereum blockchain, but regulatory hurdles remain.

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Where Do You Stand on the Yin & Yang of Different Bitcoin Ideologies?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 26. 10:30

Where Do You Stand on the Yin & Yang of Different Bitcoin Ideologies?

Just recently the cryptocurrency community experienced a very hyped up psychological situation concerning the bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The bottom line was whether or not the status quo would accept the decentralized currency into their lair. Also read: Deloitte Accepts Bitcoin at its Restaurant Due to ‘A Lot of Requests’ The ETF Hype Excited Many but

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Bitfury Mines a Block Signaling UASF Mandatory Segwit Deployment

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 22:19

Bitfury Mines a Block Signaling UASF Mandatory Segwit Deployment

Recently Bitcoin proponents who support Segregated Witness (Segwit) have been fervently discussing BIP 148, a User-Activated Soft Fork (UASF). On March 24 the mining operation Bitfury mined a block with a BIP 148 (=UASF-Segwit) tag, signaling the organization’s support for the proposal. Also Read: Five Geeked Out Fantasies You Can Fulfill Today With Bitcoin User-Activated Soft

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Galaxy Mining Directs its Hashrate Towards Bitcoin.com’s Pool

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 17:30

Galaxy Mining Directs its Hashrate Towards Bitcoin.com’s Pool

The Washington State-based cryptocurrency mining operation of Galaxy Mining has announced the organization will be pointing their hashrate at Bitcoin.com’s mining pool. 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

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Follow the Leader: Analyzing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Price Correlations

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 25. 15:30

Follow the Leader: Analyzing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Price Correlations Is there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other digital currencies? CoinDesk dives into these relationships.

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Follow the Leader: Analyzing Cryptocurrency Price Correlations

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 25. 15:30

Follow the Leader: Analyzing Cryptocurrency Price Correlations Is there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other digital currencies? CoinDesk dives into these relationships.

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Five Geeked Out Fantasies You Can Fulfill Today With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 13:00

Five Geeked Out Fantasies You Can Fulfill Today With Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been often been referred to as “nerd money.” The cryptocurrency has become more popular these days with more users and merchants incorporating the decentralized currency into their lives and businesses every day. In fact, there are many exciting products for geeky hobbyists already available today that can be purchased with bitcoin. Also Read: Zeronet

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This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 25. 10:10

This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT Following numerous cases of compromised IoT systems, two MIT researchers came up with a novel bitcoin-based security product that mimics botnets.

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PBOC Proposes In Person Verification for Account Opening at Exchanges, Withdrawals Still On Hold

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 10:00

PBOC Proposes In Person Verification for Account Opening at Exchanges, Withdrawals Still On Hold

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly sent a draft proposal to Chinese bitcoin exchanges detailing anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. One proposal outlined in the draft is an on-site verification for opening an account at an exchange. Meanwhile, withdrawals at these exchanges are unlikely to resume until AML rules have been clarified. Also read: Chinese Central

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SEC Delays Decision on Barry Silbert’s BIT after Receiving Comments

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 07:09

SEC Delays Decision on Barry Silbert’s BIT after Receiving Comments

March has been a busy month for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Following its March 10 decision on Coin ETF, the Commission will soon have to make a decision on Solidx Bitcoin Trust, which is due on March 30. In addition, there is another deadline this month that most people have overlooked. It is the first deadline

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SEC Delays Decision on Barry Silbert’s BIT after Receiving Scathing Comments

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 25. 07:09

SEC Delays Decision on Barry Silbert’s BIT after Receiving Scathing Comments

March has been a busy month for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Following its March 10 decision on Coin ETF, the Commission will soon have to make a decision on Solidx Bitcoin Trust, which is due on March 30. In addition, there is another deadline this month that most people have overlooked. It is the first deadline

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Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 19:35

Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin What's the ideal block size? CoinDesk contributor Willy Woo analyzes the charts for answers in his latest opinion piece.

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Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price and Market Share Dominance Declines

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 24. 18:35

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price and Market Share Dominance Declines

A lot has changed in regards to the price of bitcoin over the course of the past week. Since our last markets report, bitcoin markets have seen quite a few price fluctuations as the cryptocurrency’s future value remains uncertain. Also read: Trezor Redesigns Wallet Interface and Adds Advanced Recovery Feature Bitcoin Price Weekly View If one were

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A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 16:00

A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead A decision by the Bats BZX Exchange to fight the SEC rejection of a proposed bitcoin ETF has little chance of success, according to analysts.

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Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 14:30

Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000 Bitcoin prices fell below $1,000 this morning, dropping more than 5% since the start of the day’s trading.

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Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 12:35

Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with PwC and other partners to develop a system to fight food fraud using blockchain tech.

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Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Developers Aren't Worrying About a Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 11:55

Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Developers Aren't Worrying About a Fork As the discussion heats up over the possibility of a hard fork to bitcoin's blockchain, some developers are playing down the likelihood of a split.

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Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Some Developers Aren't Worried About a Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 10:14

Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Some Developers Aren't Worried About a Fork As the discussion heats up over the possibility of a hard fork to bitcoin's blockchain, some developers are playing down the likelihood of a split.

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Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 24. 10:00

Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source A bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger's Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week.

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Deloitte Accepts Bitcoin at its Restaurant Due to ‘A Lot of Requests’

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 24. 09:00

Deloitte Accepts Bitcoin at its Restaurant Due to ‘A Lot of Requests’

Deloitte Canada announced this week that its Toronto office’s internal restaurant called Bistro 1858 now accepts bitcoin. Bitcoin.com talked to Iliana Oris Valiente, ?Strategy and Execution Lead and co-founder at Rubix by Deloitte, to find out the reason behind this decision and how much interest in Bitcoin the firm is seeing. Also read: How to Start

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Trezor Redesigns Wallet Interface and Adds Advanced Recovery Feature

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 24. 00:00

Trezor Redesigns Wallet Interface and Adds Advanced Recovery Feature

On March 22 the Czech-based bitcoin hardware and software manufacturer Satoshi Labs has launched a redesigned Trezor wallet with a graphical data interface and newly added security features. Also read: How to Restore a Hardware Wallet Using a Seed Phrase Satoshi Labs Introduces the New Trezor Wallet With Added Services   The bitcoin hardware company Satoshi

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Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 21:35

Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan Bitcoin developers outlined a plan today to replace the network's signature scheme with an alternative.

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Report: Bitcoin Social Media Scams Are On the Rise

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 19:30

Report: Bitcoin Social Media Scams Are On the Rise A new report by a cybersecurity platform provider issued today offered new data on social media scams.

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Seattle-Based Cannabis Merchants are Accepting Bitcoin for Pot Sales

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 23. 19:00

Seattle-Based Cannabis Merchants are Accepting Bitcoin for Pot Sales

Two months ago Bitcoin.com reported on the State of Washington giving marijuana dispensaries approval to accept bitcoin for cannabis sales. Now, thanks to a fintech startup called Posabit, a few cannabis merchants in Seattle are utilizing the decentralized currency in their business operations. Also read: AML-Compliant Bitcoin Payments Coming to 56,000+ Merchants Globally Seattle Cannabis Dispensaries

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Ripple Prices Surge to 4-Month High

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 18:25

Ripple Prices Surge to 4-Month High The price of XRP surged to a more-than four-month high overnight, a development that occurred amidst an overall boom in the crypto markets.

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A Major Bitcoin Scaling Meeting Could Take Place This May

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 16:30

A Major Bitcoin Scaling Meeting Could Take Place This May A small group of bitcoin industry leaders, developers and miners are planning to discuss the digital currency's development roadmap at an invite-only meeting in May. A notice of the gathering, as well as a list of potential guests, was posted to a private mailing list today, with participants reportedly including major players from the ongoing, and […]

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Web Browser Brave to Launch ICO for Ethereum Ad Token

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 15:59

Web Browser Brave to Launch ICO for Ethereum Ad Token Bitcoin browser Brave is planning an ICO for a new token based on the ethereum blockchain and designed to monetize users' attention.

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Storj to Migrate Decentralized Storage Service to Ethereum Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 14:59

Storj to Migrate Decentralized Storage Service to Ethereum Blockchain Storj Labs intends to move its decentralized storage service to the ethereum blockchain, the startup announced in a blog post today.

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Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Recover After Second Bug Exploit

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 13:15

Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Recover After Second Bug Exploit A DoS attack exploiting a bug in the Bitcoin Unlimited client caused over 100 nodes to disconnect from the bitcoin network on Tuesday.

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Fork Fallout? A Bitcoin Split Could Become a Legal Mess

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 12:00

Fork Fallout? A Bitcoin Split Could Become a Legal Mess Should the bitcoin network split into rival chains, those impacted in the fallout may be unable to turn to courts for recourse, lawyers say.

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Coinbase Receives Approval To Trade Ether and Litecoin in New York

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 10:00

Coinbase Receives Approval To Trade Ether and Litecoin in New York Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just received approval to offer trading of litecoin and ether in New York state.

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Bats Exchange Fights Back Against SEC’s Decision to Reject Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 23. 09:22

Bats Exchange Fights Back Against SEC’s Decision to Reject Bitcoin ETF

Bats BZX Exchange has submitted a “notice of intention to petition for review of order disapproving” its proposed rule change to list and trade Coin ETF by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also read: SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF Notice of Intention to Petition National law firm Schiff Hardin LLP faxed its

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Bats Exchange is Fighting the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Rejection

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 23. 01:38

Bats Exchange is Fighting the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Rejection In a petition to the SEC, an exchange affiliated with a failed bitcoin investment product is pushing back against a rejection by regulators.

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AML-Compliant Bitcoin Payments Coming to 56,000+ Merchants Globally

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 23. 00:00

AML-Compliant Bitcoin Payments Coming to 56,000+ Merchants Globally

Payment21 and ACI Worldwide announced on Wednesday a strategic collaboration to enable payment service providers (PSPs) to offer merchants anti-money laundering (AML)-compliant bitcoin acceptance. Also read: 3 Free Bitcoin Direct Payment Processors for Webmasters 56,000+ Merchants Can Now Accept Bitcoin Headquartered in Florida, ACI Worldwide is a payment systems company which processes electronic payments for more

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Who's Buying Bitcoin? Demand Persists Amid Fork Fears

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 22:40

Who's Buying Bitcoin? Demand Persists Amid Fork Fears Bitcoin demand remains strong in spite of concerns that the bitcoin network might split.

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Developers Discuss Wallet Safety Under Hard Fork Conditions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 20:30

Developers Discuss Wallet Safety Under Hard Fork Conditions A proposal for how bitcoin wallets could be protected under adversarial conditions saw discussion among Bitcoin Core developers today.

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Cisco’s IT Director on Bitcoin Block Scaling

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 20:00

Cisco’s IT Director on Bitcoin Block Scaling

As I read the Bitcoin news each day and see the price of bitcoin cycling up and down, I’ve been thinking about the different sides of the blockchain scaling debate, and wondering what the best solution is for miners. While I realize that many of us signal (via our pool) our support of one proposal

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Cisco IT Director on Bitcoin Block Scaling

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 20:00

Cisco IT Director on Bitcoin Block Scaling

As I read the Bitcoin news each day and see the price of bitcoin cycling up and down, I’ve been thinking about the different sides of the blockchain scaling debate, and wondering what the best solution is for miners. While I realize that many of us signal (via our pool) our support of one proposal

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IT Executive on Bitcoin Block Scaling

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 20:00

IT Executive on Bitcoin Block Scaling

As I read the Bitcoin news each day and see the price of bitcoin cycling up and down, I’ve been thinking about the different sides of the blockchain scaling debate, and wondering what the best solution is for miners. While I realize that many of us signal (via our pool) our support of one proposal

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Miner Michael Myers on Bitcoin Block Scaling

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 20:00

Miner Michael Myers on Bitcoin Block Scaling

As I read the Bitcoin news each day and see the price of bitcoin cycling up and down, I’ve been thinking about the different sides of the blockchain scaling debate, and wondering what the best solution is for miners. While I realize that many of us signal (via our pool) our support of one proposal

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SAP Ariba Inks Blockchain Supply Chain Partnership With Everledger

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 17:00

SAP Ariba Inks Blockchain Supply Chain Partnership With Everledger SAP Ariba, a US software and IT firm, has integrated its services with blockchain startup Everledger.

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Nodecounter Directs Its Hashrate at Bitcoin.com’s Mining Pool

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 16:30

Nodecounter Directs Its Hashrate at Bitcoin.com’s Mining Pool

The bitcoin data website Nodecounter.com, which also helps manage a mining operation at Nicehash, has announced they are switching mining pools from Slush and are now pointing their hashrate at pool.Bitcoin.com. Also Read: The New 110% Unlimited Bitcoin.com Mining Pool is Now Open to Everyone Nodecounter’s Hashrate Joins the Bitcoin.com Mining Pool   Nodecounter is a graphical

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UN Group Advances Ethereum Aid Tracking Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 15:40

UN Group Advances Ethereum Aid Tracking Pilot The World Food Programme, the food assistance arm of the United Nations, is advancing a blockchain trial to pilot stage.

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3 Free Bitcoin Direct Payment Processors for Webmasters

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 15:00

3 Free Bitcoin Direct Payment Processors for Webmasters

There are countless Bitcoin payment processing services, applications, and plugins to enable websites to accept bitcoin payments for goods and services. However, most of them require webmasters to sign up as customers and pay fees on each transaction, similar to legacy banking services or Paypal. This article examines a few Bitcoin applications that can give

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Boom in Drug Dealer Digital Currency Use Sparks Worries Among US Officials

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 14:20

Boom in Drug Dealer Digital Currency Use Sparks Worries Among US Officials There's been "a substantial increase" in cases involving digital currencies in the drug trade, a DHS official told Congress yesterday.

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Fire the Miners? Radical Ideas Emerge as Bitcoin Fork Talk Escalates

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 12:45

Fire the Miners? Radical Ideas Emerge as Bitcoin Fork Talk Escalates As tensions rise in bitcoin's scaling debate, backing is growing for a solution that could sideline miners should they try to force a code change.

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Only 807 People Have Declared Bitcoin for Tax Purposes According to IRS

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 12:00

Only 807 People Have Declared Bitcoin for Tax Purposes According to IRS

Only 807 people have declared Bitcoin for tax purposes, according to court documents filed by the IRS in San Francisco. If true, it is likely only a tiny percentage of virtual currency users have reported profits and losses in their annual income forms. Also read: Some Blockchain Tokens are Securities, Researchers Find Is the IRS

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R3 Targets Regulators For Next Wave of DLT Expansion

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 11:00

R3 Targets Regulators For Next Wave of DLT Expansion With 80 banks already among its members, distributed ledger consortium R3 is now setting its sights on bringing more regulators into the fold.

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Social Website Based on Bitcoin Prepares to Soft-Launch With Free Off-Chain Transactions

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 09:00

Social Website Based on Bitcoin Prepares to Soft-Launch With Free Off-Chain Transactions

A new social media website, called Yours, has quietly launched on Bitcoin’s testnet. For Bitcoiners, that might mean within the next few months off-chain, peer-to-peer bitcoin micropayments on a social network. Yours claims to offer an “array of payment models”, which allow content creators to make money. Also Read: Is Bitcoin the Currency of Artificial

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EU Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency But Fails to Regulate Traditional Banks

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 22. 00:00

EU Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency But Fails to Regulate Traditional Banks

European authorities have been steadfast towards regulating bitcoin because they believe digital currencies bolster money laundering and criminal financing. However, according to reports, a multitude of the UK’s leading banks have processed funds associated with money laundering operations and criminal organizations. Also read: Digital Currency Regulation Heats Up In The EU As Parliament Proposes Additional Rules 

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Circle Urges User Caution As Bitcoin Hard Fork Looms

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 22. 00:00

Circle Urges User Caution As Bitcoin Hard Fork Looms Circle has suggested in an email to users that, in order to avoid the consequences of a potential hard fork, they may want to to sell their bitcoin.

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Western Union Seeks Patent for Digital Currency Analysis

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 22:06

Western Union Seeks Patent for Digital Currency Analysis Money transfer giant Western Union is seeking a patent for a transaction analysis system that could be applied to digital currencies like bitcoin.

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Chinese Central Bank Requiring Extreme Customer Verifications at Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 20:30

Chinese Central Bank Requiring Extreme Customer Verifications at Exchanges

A leading Chinese bitcoin exchange, Huobi, reportedly sent a letter to its customers to inform them of yet another set of new Anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. Customers are now required to provide explicit details and proof of the sources of their funds, destinations of bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies withdrawn, as well as their purposes for

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Coinbase Launches Margin Trading on GDAX for Institutional Traders

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 20:00

Coinbase Launches Margin Trading on GDAX for Institutional Traders

Coinbase announced on Monday the launch of margin trading on its digital currency exchange platform, GDAX, tailored for professional traders and institutional clients. Also read: SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF  Interest from Institutional Investors “Over the last few years, we have seen growing interest from institutions that desire advanced trading features”, said Adam White, head of

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DAO Manager Aragon Gets Alpha Release

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 19:48

DAO Manager Aragon Gets Alpha Release An administrative platform for decentralized autonomous corporations built on ethereum has rolled out new alpha software.

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Ethereum Developers Publish Roadmap for EVM Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 18:20

Ethereum Developers Publish Roadmap for EVM Upgrade Plans to build a new version of the ethereum virtual machine are moving ahead.

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Sell and Short: Bitcoin Traders Are Preparing for a Possible Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 17:20

Sell and Short: Bitcoin Traders Are Preparing for a Possible Fork Traders have been preparing for a potential split in the bitcoin network.

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Chandler Guo’s Mining Pool Makes the Jump to Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 16:26

Chandler Guo’s Mining Pool Makes the Jump to Bitcoin Unlimited

During the first week of February bitcoin miner and angel investor Chandler Guo revealed he would begin supporting Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) in the near future. Now on March 21, Guo has announced he will be making the jump towards voting for BU with his mining pool’s hashpower. Also Read: This Happens to Your Coins During a

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Japan Exchange Blockchain Consortium Grows to 26 Members

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 16:20

Japan Exchange Blockchain Consortium Grows to 26 Members More than 25 companies and organizations are taking part in a blockchain proof-of-concept spearheaded by the Japan Exchange Group (JPX).

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Nevada Lawmaker Moves to Block Taxes on Blockchain Transactions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 14:42

Nevada Lawmaker Moves to Block Taxes on Blockchain Transactions A new bill filed in the Nevada Senate aims to prevent local authorities from imposing fees or taxes on the use of blockchain tech.

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Threat or Opportunity? Blythe Masters Talks Blockchain Jobs Impact

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 12:30

Threat or Opportunity? Blythe Masters Talks Blockchain Jobs Impact Digital Asset CEO Blythe Masters took the stage last week to discuss how the blockchain industry needs to be aware of its impact on the job market.

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Aborted ENS Launch Marks Latest Setback for Ethereum Apps

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 21. 10:31

Aborted ENS Launch Marks Latest Setback for Ethereum Apps Ethereum developers had to shutter a highly anticipated app last week, when two critical bugs provoked security concerns shortly after launch.

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China-Based BTCC Launches Multi-Currency Twitter-Enabled App and Debit Card

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 08:00

China-Based BTCC Launches Multi-Currency Twitter-Enabled App and Debit Card

The Bitcoin company BTCC has launched a new mobile application called “Mobi” for both iOS and Android users. The platform offers users a variety of features such as sending bitcoins via text messages, and a Visa bitcoin debit card. Also read: The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains BTCC Introduces the Mobi Payments App China-based BTCC is

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BTCC Launches Multi-Currency Twitter-Enabled App and Debit Card

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 08:00

BTCC Launches Multi-Currency Twitter-Enabled App and Debit Card

The Bitcoin company BTCC has launched a new mobile application called “Mobi” for both iOS and Android users. The platform offers users a variety of features such as sending bitcoins via text messages, and a Visa bitcoin debit card. Also read: The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains BTCC Introduces the Mobi Payments App Hong Kong-based BTCC

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This Happens to Your Coins During a Bitcoin Hard Fork and Possible Blockchain Split

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 21. 00:00

This Happens to Your Coins During a Bitcoin Hard Fork and Possible Blockchain Split

Over the past two weeks, the bitcoin community has been discussing the possibility of a hard fork in the near future. Furthermore many industry exchanges and bitcoin-based businesses are already making preparations for such an event. A couple of questions bitcoin holders are asking are; Whether or not their bitcoins will be safe and what they

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After New Highs, Ethereum Returns to Rangebound Trading

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 23:10

After New Highs, Ethereum Returns to Rangebound Trading Ether prices' recent roller coaster ride has been fueled by bitcoin's ongoing challenges.

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Australia's Securities Regulator Seeks Closer Ties To Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 20:26

Australia's Securities Regulator Seeks Closer Ties To Blockchain Startups Australia's top securities watchdog is looking to boost its engagement with companies working with blockchain.

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The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 20. 19:00

The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains

The EU has recently been very active in attempting to regulate digital currencies, including bitcoin. Last week, Bitcoin.com reported on the European Parliament’s proposal to amend the EU’s fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), tackling digital currency anonymity. Now, a different proposal submitted by Parliament members is targeting specific areas of digital currency applicable to the EU

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Coinbase Targets Institutional Traders With Margin Feature Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 18:06

Coinbase Targets Institutional Traders With Margin Feature Launch Coinbase's GDAX digital asset exchange has added a new margin trading feature.

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This Dark Web Market is Planning to Add Support for Ethereum

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 16:55

This Dark Web Market is Planning to Add Support for Ethereum One of the most well-known dark markets is looking to add support for ethereum in the coming weeks.

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Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Trial Ends With Two Convictions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 15:56

Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Trial Ends With Two Convictions Two individuals connected to the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.max have been convicted following a trial in New York.

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Bitcoin Exchange Trial Ends With Two Convictions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 15:56

Bitcoin Exchange Trial Ends With Two Convictions Two individuals connected to the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.max have been convicted following a trial in New York.

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Bitcoin Unlimited: Mining Power Should Determine Hard Fork Outcome

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 13:30

Bitcoin Unlimited: Mining Power Should Determine Hard Fork Outcome The developers behind an alternative bitcoin software took steps today to allay fears that an upgrade to its code would be disruptive to the market.

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Bitcoin Unlimited: Mining Power Should Determine Hard Fork

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 13:30

Bitcoin Unlimited: Mining Power Should Determine Hard Fork The developers behind an alternative bitcoin software took steps today to allay fears that an upgrade to its code would be disruptive to the market.

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G20 Should Create Central Bank Blockchain Consortium, Report Says

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 12:30

G20 Should Create Central Bank Blockchain Consortium, Report Says A new report sheds light on how the G20 economic forum could move to harness the benefits of blockchain technology.

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BTCC Launches Mobile Bitcoin Wallet for Android and iOS

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 11:03

BTCC Launches Mobile Bitcoin Wallet for Android and iOS China-based bitcoin startup BTCC is formally launching its Mobi payments app with a plan to take the digital currency mainstream.

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Bitcoin Developers Propose Changing Proof-of-Work Algorithm

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 20. 11:00

Bitcoin Developers Propose Changing Proof-of-Work Algorithm

As the Bitcoin’s scaling debate intensifies, many people are choosing sides and thinking of solutions that best suit their subjective opinions of how the network should operate. Now discussions on Bitcoin’s blockchain possibly forking has caused some people to consider trying to change the digital currency’s Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism. Also read: Bitpay Confident in Bitcoin, But Raises

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China, Blockchain & The Holy Grail of Marketplace Lending

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 10:01

China, Blockchain & The Holy Grail of Marketplace Lending A blockchain partnership spearheaded by Foxconn could have ripple effects for global supply chains and lending, CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues.

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Libertarian City Liberstad in Norway is Moving Forward Using Bitcoin as Primary Currency

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 20. 09:00

Libertarian City Liberstad in Norway is Moving Forward Using Bitcoin as Primary Currency

A project in rural Norway, Liberstad, aims to create a private, tax-free city for libertarians who respect the non-aggression principle and private property rights. Holding a presale now, the project’s organizers accept bitcoin for land and plan to make it the city’s primary currency. Bitcoin.com talked to John Holmesland, the general manager of the company

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Mining Pool Bitclub Network Mines Its First Bitcoin Unlimited Block

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 20. 05:17

Mining Pool Bitclub Network Mines Its First Bitcoin Unlimited Block

On March 19, the bitcoin mining pool Bitclub Network mined its first Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) block as the mining operation is now signaling support for the protocol.  Also Read: Antpool Points 75% Hashpower at BU, While Exchanges Confirm Listing a Split Bitclub Chooses Bitcoin Unlimited Over Segwit Support Over the course of the past few weeks,

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IBM Goes Live With First Commercial Blockchains

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 20. 05:02

IBM Goes Live With First Commercial Blockchains IBM has launched IBM Blockchain, a new product it is calling the "first commercial application" of Hyperledger Fabric.

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Charts: How Bitcoin's Market Dominance is Being Challenged

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 19. 15:33

Charts: How Bitcoin's Market Dominance is Being Challenged Given its status as the original blockchain protocol, it should be no surprise that bitcoin has long dominated the digital currency markets. In terms of market capitalization, it dwarfs other cryptocurrencies. Its first-mover status and widespread adoption has (so far) given bitcoin the dual advantage of network effect and steep barriers to entry, keeping alternatives at bay. […]

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Popular Bitcoin Exchanges Reveal Controversial Hard Fork Contingency Plan

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 19. 14:56

Popular Bitcoin Exchanges Reveal Controversial Hard Fork Contingency Plan

Over the past few days, the Bitcoin network scaling debate has been a viral topic as the community has begun deliberating the viability of a hard fork and a possible blockchain split. Also Read: Antpool Points 75% Hashpower at BU, While Exchanges Confirm Listing a Split A Large Group of Bitcoin Exchanges Reveal Hard Fork Contingency

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Scaling Consensus? This Turing Winner Thinks He's Found a Way

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 19. 13:00

Scaling Consensus? This Turing Winner Thinks He's Found a Way Turing Award winner Silvio Micali is working on a new consensus algorithm, one he argues could help massively scale blockchains.

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Bitpay Adds Miner Fees To Invoices

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 19. 11:00

Bitpay Adds Miner Fees To Invoices

Facing record high network transaction fees, Bitpay has announced that it will add a fee to each Bitpay invoice, beginning next week. While merchants’ fees will not be affected by this change, a purchaser paying a Bitpay invoice will see an “automatically-calculated (based on current network fee estimates) network cost” shown as a part of the total

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Digital Asset Trading is Going Viral, And You Don’t Even Need to Log In

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 18. 22:00

Digital Asset Trading is Going Viral, And You Don’t Even Need to Log In

“Shapeshift’s volume has been crazy, to put it mildly”, according to Erik Voorhees, founder of the digital currency exchange, Shapeshift. The exchange, which allows users to trade between digital assets like bitcoin and ether, has grown exponentially so far in 2017. Also Read: Counterparty Token Doubles Year to Date Thanks to Real World Use-Cases  Shapeshift

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Major DDoS Attacks Hit Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 18. 18:58

Major DDoS Attacks Hit Bitcoin.com

Large scale DDoS attacks on Bitcoin.com and its subdomains started a few days ago and have heightened over the past 48 hours, in an apparent attempt at targeting the “big block” side of the ongoing disagreement within the Bitcoin community on how to scale Bitcoin. Also Read: Antpool Points 75% Hashpower at BU, While Exchanges Confirm Listing

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After ETF Rejection, What's Next for Bitcoin On Wall Street?

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 18. 14:50

After ETF Rejection, What's Next for Bitcoin On Wall Street? After the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund was rejected by the SEC, what lies in store for the digital currency within the financial sector?

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Alaska Introduces A Bill to Regulate and License Bitcoin Businesses

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 18. 14:00

Alaska Introduces A Bill to Regulate and License Bitcoin Businesses

The State of Alaska has introduced a bill this week defining digital currency, as well as broadening its definition of money transmission to include it. A wide array of business functions would require money transmission licenses, including buying and selling through a third party, transmitting, controlling, and issuing digital currencies. Also read: Bitfinex Will Not Obtain License

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Bitcoin Could Face Ethereum-Style Split

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin Could Face Ethereum-Style Split

Loss of public trust and utility, branding issues, a market capitalization crash, and a collapse of trust in the entire crypto-currency space. A contentious Bitcoin hard fork, which represents a change to the Bitcoin protocol requiring all nodes to update, could indeed result in two Bitcoins. Exactly this – a split network – happened in

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The Ultimate List of Resources For Researching and Launching ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 18. 10:45

The Ultimate List of Resources For Researching and Launching ICOs William Mougayar lists his ultimate 18 web resources for those wanting to research, track or launch initial coin offerings or ICOs.

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The Ultimate List of ICO Resources

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 18. 10:45

The Ultimate List of ICO Resources William Mougayar lists his ultimate 18 web resources for those wanting to research, track or launch initial coin offerings or ICOs.

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Bitcoin’s Other Scaling Problem

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 18. 08:00

Bitcoin’s Other Scaling Problem

Although many Bitcoiners subscribe to laissez-faire political and economic beliefs of the libertarian variety, some “invisible politics” has reared its ugly head in the ‘Bitcoin Community’ thanks to the digital currency’s scaling issues. The growth of Bitcoin has created a variety of social governance problems that have left many in the ‘Community’ confused. Also Read:

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Bitcoin Sinks $100 As Price Nears $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 18. 04:11

Bitcoin Sinks $100 As Price Nears $1,000 Bitcoin prices fell to their lowest level in four weeks today amid continued discussion about a potential network hard fork.

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Which Majority? Bitcoin Exchange Accord Reveals Hard Fork Dilemma

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 18. 03:13

Which Majority? Bitcoin Exchange Accord Reveals Hard Fork Dilemma A newly released statement from major exchanges today may have stoked tensions in the ongoing bitcoin scaling debate.

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Lunyr Announces Crowdsale for the First Decentralized World Knowledge Base on Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 22:37

Lunyr Announces Crowdsale for the First Decentralized World Knowledge Base on Ethereum

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Report: Chinese Regulators Discuss Draft Rules With Bitcoin Exchanges

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 21:40

Report: Chinese Regulators Discuss Draft Rules With Bitcoin Exchanges A new report indicates that Chinese regulators are in talks with bitcoin exchanges over potential AML and KYC rules.

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Antpool Gives 75% Hashpower to BU While Exchanges Confirm Listing a Split

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 19:33

Antpool Gives 75% Hashpower to BU While Exchanges Confirm Listing a Split

According to reports, the large mining pool Antpool which commands 16.6 percent of the global hashrate is currently switching it’s mining configurations to support Bitcoin Unlimited. Meanwhile, popular bitcoin exchanges discuss listing another token in the event of a chain split.  Also Read: Could Bitcoin Affect Emerging Market Monetary Policy?  Antpool Dedicates 75% Hashrate Towards Bitcoin

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Antpool Points 75% Hashpower at BU, While Exchanges Confirm Listing a Split

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 19:33

Antpool Points 75% Hashpower at BU, While Exchanges Confirm Listing a Split

According to reports, the large mining pool Antpool which commands 16.6 percent of the global hashrate is currently switching it’s mining configurations to support Bitcoin Unlimited. Meanwhile, popular bitcoin exchanges discuss listing another token in the event of a chain split.  Also Read: Could Bitcoin Affect Emerging Market Monetary Policy?  Antpool Dedicates 75% Hashrate Towards Bitcoin

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Zcash Launches Non-Profit Foundation to Advance Adoption

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 18:45

Zcash Launches Non-Profit Foundation to Advance Adoption A new non-profit foundation has been launched to support the development of the zcash protocol.

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Bitcoin’s Other Scaling Problem

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 18:39

Bitcoin’s Other Scaling Problem

Although many Bitcoiners subscribe to laissez-faire political and economic beliefs of the libertarian variety, some “invisible politics” has reared its ugly head in the ‘Bitcoin Community’ thanks to the digital currency’s scaling issues. The growth of Bitcoin has created a variety of social governance problems that have left many in the ‘Community’ confused. Also Read:

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Bitcoin Exchanges Unveil Emergency Hard Fork Contingency Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 17:01

Bitcoin Exchanges Unveil Emergency Hard Fork Contingency Plan A group of bitcoin exchanges are planning to list Bitcoin Unlimited as a separate currency in the event of a network split.

Source

Bitcoin Exchanges Unveil Hard Fork Contingency Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 17:01

Bitcoin Exchanges Unveil Hard Fork Contingency Plan A group of bitcoin exchanges are planning to list Bitcoin Unlimited as a separate currency in the event of a network split.

Source

On-Site Verification May Be Required to Withdraw From Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 16:11

On-Site Verification May Be Required to Withdraw From Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges

New regulatory guidelines in China may require citizens to verify their identities in person to deposit or withdraw 50,000 yuan when using a Chinese bitcoin trading platform. Also read: An Alliance Forms Under China’s New Bitcoin Regulations   The PBOC Aims to Standardize Regulatory Framework and Identity Verification Requirements for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges The People’s Bank of

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New Academic Paper Suggests Bitcoin is Resistant to State Control

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 15:00

New Academic Paper Suggests Bitcoin is Resistant to State Control

A new academic paper, entitled “Bitcoin: Order without Law in the Digital Age”, explores the “fundamental structure” of Bitcoin. The paper seeks to show “how its decentralized order contrasts with currency regimes”. Highlighting how technology has changed our lives, the paper notes how – with the advent of Bitcoin – even modern currency is not

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Ethereum's Price Surge is Sparking Institutional Investor Interest

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 13:15

Ethereum's Price Surge is Sparking Institutional Investor Interest Institutional investors are taking a greater interest in ether as the price climbs, OTC trading experts have told CoinDesk.

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iEx.ec Announces Token Crowdsale to Launch First Distributed Cloud Platform

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 13:00

iEx.ec Announces Token Crowdsale to Launch First Distributed Cloud Platform

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The Trump Administration is Buying Into Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 12:00

The Trump Administration is Buying Into Blockchain Tech US regulators and officials spoke in favor of expanding the adoption of blockchain across government and the private sector at an event this week.

Source

Four Ways Blockchain Can Disrupt Civic Traditions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 10:00

Four Ways Blockchain Can Disrupt Civic Traditions Infosys' Ravi Kumar S examines four potential opportunities in which blockchain could improve public processes.

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4 Ways Blockchain Can Disrupt Civic Traditions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 10:00

4 Ways Blockchain Can Disrupt Civic Traditions Infosys' Ravi Kumar S examines four potential opportunities in which blockchain could improve public processes.

Source

Bitcoin Block Size Growth Plan ‘BIP100’ Gets Update

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 08:00

Bitcoin Block Size Growth Plan ‘BIP100’ Gets Update

Bitcoin developers Tom Harding, Dagur Valberg Johannsson and Jeff Garzik have updated the code to BIP100, a “dynamic maximum block size by miner vote” code proposal which has been in the works for nearly two years. The BIP (short for ‘Bitcoin Investment Proposal’) could serve as a solution to the ongoing debate over Bitcoin’s block size. Also

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Bitcoin Price Support Weakens in Dip Below $1,200

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 17. 02:00

Bitcoin Price Support Weakens in Dip Below $1,200 After several days of rangebound trading, bitcoin's price took a tumble today, dropping below the $1,200 mark.

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Coinbase To Verify Your ID With Live Webcam – Bail Now From Centralized Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 17. 00:00

Coinbase To Verify Your ID With Live Webcam – Bail Now From Centralized Exchanges

The freshly-licensed Coinbase is a bellwether of what to expect from centralized bitcoin exchanges. This is true not only in the U.S. but wherever regulation forces exchanges to serve the state and crony-banking system from which bitcoin offers escape. No wonder decentralized exchanges, like Localbitcoins, are breaking their own volume records on a weekly basis. The

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New IRS Filing Tries to Force Coinbase Into Handing Over its Data

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 21:22

New IRS Filing Tries to Force Coinbase Into Handing Over its Data The IRS has asked a federal court to compel digital currency exchange Coinbase to provide it with user records in response to a subpoena.

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Markets Update: Daily Cryptocurrency Volumes Surpass $1 Billion

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 16. 20:00

Markets Update: Daily Cryptocurrency Volumes Surpass $1 Billion

Over the past week, the exchange rate of one bitcoin has continued to hold above the US$1,200 range, maintaining an average of $1,215-1,235 per BTC. As bitcoin’s price has consolidated, cryptocurrency markets in general have increased in volume significantly. Currently, 24-hour cryptocurrency trading volume now exceeds $1 billion in trades per day reaching a new milestone.

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Bloq Launches Blockchain Lab, Joins Enterprise Ethereum

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 19:55

Bloq Launches Blockchain Lab, Joins Enterprise Ethereum Blockchain startup has moved to back a pair of new initiatives centered on open-source development.

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'Blockchain Revolution' Authors Launch Enterprise Research Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 19:25

'Blockchain Revolution' Authors Launch Enterprise Research Effort For $200,000, entities can join the newly launched Blockchain Research Institute, led by the Tapscott Group.

Source

BitConnect Coin Breaks All-Time Records in Value and Market Cap

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 16. 19:00

BitConnect Coin Breaks All-Time Records in Value and Market Cap

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Bloq Launches Blockchain Lab, Joins Enterprise Ethereum

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 18:36

Bloq Launches Blockchain Lab, Joins Enterprise Ethereum Blockchain startup has moved to back a pair of new initiatives centered on open-source development.

Source

German Central Bank Chief: Blockchain Could Make Markets Faster

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 17:30

German Central Bank Chief: Blockchain Could Make Markets Faster Blockchain could help fuel a broader digitization drive in finance, according to the head of Germany’s central bank.

Source

Dissecting Swisscoin – Another Rising ‘Cryptocurrency’ Blockchain Ponzi

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 16. 17:00

Dissecting Swisscoin – Another Rising ‘Cryptocurrency’ Blockchain Ponzi

Just recently Bitcoin.com reported on the Nigerian SEC Association’s warning about Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) ‘cryptocurrencies’ such as Onecoin and Swisscoin. Our news team has uncovered quite a bit of shady activity while investigating Onecoin. This week we’ve decided to step into the realm of the so-called Swisscoin economy. Related: The Far-Out Claims Behind Onecoin: The Self-Described ‘Bitcoin

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German Central Bank Chief: Blockchain Could Make Markets Faster

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 16:30

German Central Bank Chief: Blockchain Could Make Markets Faster Blockchain could help fuel a broader digitization drive in finance, according to the head of Germany’s central bank.

Source

Patent Trolls Beware: 40 Firms Join Fight Against Blockchain IP Abuse

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 16:15

Patent Trolls Beware: 40 Firms Join Fight Against Blockchain IP Abuse The Chamber of Digital Commerce has formed a new council to help the blockchain industry better protect its intellectual property.

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Ethereum Price Tear Continues With New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 15:45

Ethereum Price Tear Continues With New All-Time High Ether prices continued their price spike today, reaching fresh, all-time highs.

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Ether Price Tear Continues With New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 15:45

Ether Price Tear Continues With New All-Time High Ether prices continued their price spike today, reaching fresh all-time highs in the wake of a major decision by the SEC.

Source

Humaniq Launches Blockchain Banking App

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 16. 15:00

Humaniq Launches Blockchain Banking App

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. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – March 15 – Blockchain-based banking project

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Investment Firm Blockchain Capital is Launching a $10 Million ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 13:38

Investment Firm Blockchain Capital is Launching a $10 Million ICO Industry VC fund Blockchain Capital plans to raise a new fund in part by creating a digital token and selling it by way of an ICO.

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Bitcoin's Scaling Debate is Devolving Into an All-Out Twitter War

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 13:25

Bitcoin's Scaling Debate is Devolving Into an All-Out Twitter War The community has been in a furore over an attack that took down 70% of Bitcoin Unlimited nodes. Here are 12 of the best Twitter responses.

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Chinese Bank Union to Tackle Receipt Forgery With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 13:00

Chinese Bank Union to Tackle Receipt Forgery With Blockchain A blockchain research startup and eight local banks have teamed up to benefit China's receipts financing industry.

Source

Blockchain For Government? Illinois Unveils Expansive Action Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 11:45

Blockchain For Government? Illinois Unveils Expansive Action Plan While much of the US is working to piece together a patchwork of blockchain regulations, Illinois unveiled a sweeping plan yesterday that would see the state implement blockchain solutions across multiple government agencies. Revealed at the DC Blockchain Summit, hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the multi-agency, public-private partnership aims to connect much of […]

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Illinois Government Unveils Expansive Blockchain Support Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 11:45

Illinois Government Unveils Expansive Blockchain Support Plan The Illinois government is doubling down on its efforts to promote blockchain tech, revealing new actions that will advance its industry support.

Source

Illinois Joins R3, Unveils Expansive Blockchain Support Plan

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 11:45

Illinois Joins R3, Unveils Expansive Blockchain Support Plan The Illinois government is doubling down on its efforts to promote blockchain tech, revealing new actions that will advance its industry support.

Source

Alaskan Lawmakers Seek to License Bitcoin Businesses

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 16. 10:02

Alaskan Lawmakers Seek to License Bitcoin Businesses Alaska is considering regulatory changes that would require digital currency firms to obtain money transmission licenses.

Source

Bitcoin ETFs Unlikely For The Foreseeable Future

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 16. 06:59

Bitcoin ETFs Unlikely For The Foreseeable Future

Following its decision to disapprove Bats BZX Exchange’s proposed rule change for Coin ETF, the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now has two more Bitcoin ETFs to consider; Solidx Bitcoin Trust and Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust. The Commission has until March 30 to make a decision on the former while the latter is

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Online Wallet Coinbase Will Not Pay For On-Chain Fees, Forwards Cost to Customers

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 16. 00:00

Online Wallet Coinbase Will Not Pay For On-Chain Fees, Forwards Cost to Customers

Over the course of the past six months, bitcoin miner fees have spiked significantly causing on-chain transactions over the network to be more expensive. Last week Bitcoin.com reported on Bitpay raising the cost of the company’s invoice rates to cover miner fees. Now Coinbase has announced their service will discontinue paying network fees and the

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Delaware is Drafting A Law That Would Recognize Blockchain Records

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 22:00

Delaware is Drafting A Law That Would Recognize Blockchain Records Delaware is inching closer to using blockchain as a means to create and manage corporate records.

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Delaware is Drafting Law That Would Recognize Blockchain Records

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 22:00

Delaware is Drafting Law That Would Recognize Blockchain Records Delaware is inching closer to using blockchain as a means to create and manage corporate records.

Source

Ethereum Price Sets New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 21:06

Ethereum Price Sets New All-Time High Ether prices reached a record level today, as traders have sought new opportunities in the cryptocurrency market.

Source

Ethereum Price Tops $30 to Set New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 21:06

Ethereum Price Tops $30 to Set New All-Time High Ether prices reached a record level today, as traders have sought new opportunities in the cryptocurrency market.

Source

Coinbase to Charge Fees for On-Blockchain Transactions

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 19:32

Coinbase to Charge Fees for On-Blockchain Transactions Digital currency exchange startup Coinbase is planning to shift the cost of transaction fees to its users starting later this month.

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'Gemcoin' Ponzi Scheme Operator Hit With $74 Million Judgment

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 17:10

'Gemcoin' Ponzi Scheme Operator Hit With $74 Million Judgment One of the leaders of a Ponzi scheme that involved a fictitious cryptocurrency has been ordered to pay $74 million.

Source

Canadian Police Issue Bitcoin Investment Scam Warning

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 14:50

Canadian Police Issue Bitcoin Investment Scam Warning Regional police in Canada have issued a warning to local residents about fraudulent investment schemes involving bitcoin.

Source

'Super UASF': Could Clever Code Break Bitcoin's Scaling Deadlock?

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 14:00

'Super UASF': Could Clever Code Break Bitcoin's Scaling Deadlock? An experimental 'user-activated soft fork' for pushing through a controversial bitcoin code change took another step forward this week

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'Super UASF': Could a Clever Idea Break Bitcoin's Scaling Deadlock?

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 14:00

'Super UASF': Could a Clever Idea Break Bitcoin's Scaling Deadlock? An experimental 'user-activated soft fork' for pushing through a controversial bitcoin code change took another step forward this week

Source

Blockchain-Powered VR World Enters New Testing Phase

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 12:34

Blockchain-Powered VR World Enters New Testing Phase Decentraland, a virtual reality underpinned by a blockchain, is moving ahead with the launch of a new testnet.

Source

Space & Time: How BitTorrent's Creator is Attacking Bitcoin's Waste Problem

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 12:00

Space & Time: How BitTorrent's Creator is Attacking Bitcoin's Waste Problem Bitcoin's 'proof of work' validation mechanism burns a huge amount of energy, but this novel solution from developer Bram Cohen aims to change that.

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Space & Time: How BitTorrent's Creator is Attacking Bitcoin Waste

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 12:00

Space & Time: How BitTorrent's Creator is Attacking Bitcoin Waste Bitcoin's 'proof of work' validation mechanism burns a huge amount of energy, but this novel solution from developer Bram Cohen aims to change that.

Source

Polish Law Enforcement Investigating Bitcurex Exchange Shutdown

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 10:00

Polish Law Enforcement Investigating Bitcurex Exchange Shutdown Prosecutors in ?ód?, Poland, have launched an investigation into the shutdown of Bitcurex, one the country's oldest and largest bitcoin exchanges.

Source

Polish Law Enforcement Investigating Bitcoin Exchange Shutdown

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 15. 10:00

Polish Law Enforcement Investigating Bitcoin Exchange Shutdown Prosecutors in ?ód?, Poland, have launched an investigation into the shutdown of Bitcurex, one the country's oldest and largest bitcoin exchanges.

Source

Can We Trust the Blockchain Headlines of PR Firms, VCs, Corporatists and Banksters?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 15. 09:37

Can We Trust the Blockchain Headlines of PR Firms, VCs, Corporatists and Banksters?

Since the beginning of 2015, the word blockchain has become associated with a lot of hype, as many believe the technology will transform the world of finance and everything in between. Bitcoin is typically dismissed, even though it has proven to be a real world solution providing utility to many people. Private blockchains, however, have

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Can We Trust the Blockchain Headlines from PR Firms, VCs, Corporatists and Banksters?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 15. 09:37

Can We Trust the Blockchain Headlines from PR Firms, VCs, Corporatists and Banksters?

Since the beginning of 2015, the word blockchain has become associated with a lot of hype, as many believe the technology will transform the world of finance and everything in between. Bitcoin is typically dismissed, even though it has proven to be a real world solution providing utility to many people. Private blockchains, however, have

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Unlimited Hashrate Increase as Remote Crash Bug Was Reported, Exploited and Fixed in Bitcoin Speed

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 15. 06:55

Unlimited Hashrate Increase as Remote Crash Bug Was Reported, Exploited and Fixed in Bitcoin Speed

A bug was recently discovered in Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), a competing Bitcoin node client, thus allowing a malicious user to crash nodes remotely. The bug was disclosed in an email on the morning of March 14, and later shared via social media. Also Read: Do You Think They’ll Use the US Dollar on Mars? Bug Leaked

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Code Bug Exploit Sends Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Offline

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 22:35

Code Bug Exploit Sends Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Offline Bitcoin Unlimited's network of nodes took a hit today.

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BTC.com Mines First Ever Block With Software Not Based on Satoshi’s Original Code

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 14. 19:29

BTC.com Mines First Ever Block With Software Not Based on Satoshi’s Original Code

On March 13 the Bitcoin network experienced a historic event. During the early morning hours, the first block from an alternative client, not written in Satoshi’s original C++ code, was mined on the mainnet. Also Read: Speculation Decreases Bitcoin’s Dominance in Cryptocurrency Markets Block 457010: The First Block Ever Mined By Client Not Written In Satoshi’s

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Nasdaq is Building a Blockchain Market for Ad Contracts

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 19:21

Nasdaq is Building a Blockchain Market for Ad Contracts Exchange operator Nasdaq is launching a new blockchain-based market for trading advertised contracts.

Source

Nasdaq is Helping Build a Blockchain Market for Ad Contracts

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 19:21

Nasdaq is Helping Build a Blockchain Market for Ad Contracts Exchange operator Nasdaq helping to launch a new blockchain-based market for advertising contracts.

Source

Bitcoin Has Now Been Trading Over $1,000 For One Whole Month

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 17:50

Bitcoin Has Now Been Trading Over $1,000 For One Whole Month The price of bitcoin passed another milestone today, as it has now been trading above $1,000 for a whole month.

Source

Bitcoin's Price Just Ended Its First Month Above $1,000

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 17:50

Bitcoin's Price Just Ended Its First Month Above $1,000 The price of bitcoin passed another milestone today, as it has now been trading above $1,000 for a whole month.

Source

EU Law Enforcement: Digital Currency is Impeding Investigations

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 17:00

EU Law Enforcement: Digital Currency is Impeding Investigations Law enforcement agencies in the EU have said that the growing use of digital currencies is impairing their efforts.

Source

Snapcard to Shutter Bitcoin Wallet Service

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 14:36

Snapcard to Shutter Bitcoin Wallet Service Snapcard announced today it will shut down its bitcoin wallet service sometime in the next few months.

Source

How the 'Dole Stock Crisis' is Reigniting the Push for Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 14:01

How the 'Dole Stock Crisis' is Reigniting the Push for Blockchain A recent issue with Dole's public stock highlights the potential for blockchain in capital markets, proponents say.

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CoinDesk Explainer: The Bitcoin Unlimited Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 13:00

CoinDesk Explainer: The Bitcoin Unlimited Debate The controversial alternative to Bitcoin Core has drifted to the heart of bitcoin's raging scaling debate over the past year, but why?

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Do You Think They’ll Use the US Dollar on Mars?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 14. 12:00

Do You Think They’ll Use the US Dollar on Mars?

The space age is shifting into a higher gear with extraordinary momentum. The US Congress recently directed NASA to prepare a plan for deep space exploration, which should include sending humans to Mars. Concurrently, private companies continue to create and expand the commercial space market.   In this regard, the fact that Bitcoin is borderless

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Another Bitcoin ETF Deadline is Fast Approaching

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 12:00

Another Bitcoin ETF Deadline is Fast Approaching The US Securities and Exchange Commission is set to make another bitcoin exchange-traded fund decision later this month.

Source

Another Bitcoin ETF Deadline is Already Approaching

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 12:00

Another Bitcoin ETF Deadline is Already Approaching The US Securities and Exchange Commission is set to make another bitcoin exchange-traded fund decision later this month.

Source

Dubai Government Taps IBM For City-Wide Blockchain Pilot Push

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 14. 10:30

Dubai Government Taps IBM For City-Wide Blockchain Pilot Push Dubai has announced new strategic partnerships as part of its quest to put all government documents on blockchains by 2020.

Source

New Scaling Attempt UASF and Mining Alternative Bcoin Might Change The Game Altogether

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 14. 09:00

New Scaling Attempt UASF and Mining Alternative Bcoin Might Change The Game Altogether

The topic of bitcoin scaling has become more intense these past few months for several reasons. Currently, it’s not certain what will come out the many discussions and attempts to scale bitcoin. However, various bitcoin proponents are taking action to improve the network’s capability, but each solution proposed has seemingly become controversial, depending on which

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Speculation Decreases Bitcoin’s Dominance in Cryptocurrency Markets

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 14. 02:00

Speculation Decreases Bitcoin’s Dominance in Cryptocurrency Markets

“Long-term I am not seeing the currency dying out or anything of that sort as long as there is demand, and as long as China has capital curbs which keep you from taking out money currencies like bitcoin”, opines Bloomberg reporter Robin Ganguly on Monday. “[If] there’s more widespread use in the US, then [Bitcoin]

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Bitcoin Traders Weigh New Risks as Scaling Returns to Spotlight

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 23:51

Bitcoin Traders Weigh New Risks as Scaling Returns to Spotlight All eyes are currently on bitcoin's scaling debate, as market observers wonder how the community will solve this dilemma.

Source

UK Government Eyes Blockchain Trials in New Digital Strategy Push

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 20:32

UK Government Eyes Blockchain Trials in New Digital Strategy Push The UK government said it envisions a role for blockchain as part of a broader digitization plan unveiled earlier this month.

Source

Chinese Central Bank Director: ‘Bitcoin Trading Platforms Cannot Call Themselves Exchanges’

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 13. 19:36

Chinese Central Bank Director: ‘Bitcoin Trading Platforms Cannot Call Themselves Exchanges’

On March 13 the PBOC director of business management, Zhou Xuedong explained some of the reasons behind the recent regulatory inspections of bitcoin exchanges and emphasized how trading platforms are to proceed with their activities in the future.    Also read: Norwegian Prosecutors Seek 120 Bitcoins in Court Restitutions ‘The Bubble of Bitcoin Speculation Was Too

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Digital Currency Regulation Heats Up In The EU As Parliament Proposes Additional Rules

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 13. 19:04

Digital Currency Regulation Heats Up In The EU As Parliament Proposes Additional Rules

Europe is seeking to further tighten its grip on digital currencies including bitcoin. Previously, the European Commission has only proposed strict rules for digital currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers. Last week, the European Parliament proposed additional amendments meant to regulate digital currency businesses, adding a multitude of business categories, specifically disallowing anonymity. Also read: Europe Committed to

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EU Draft Law Outlines Parliament Plan to Monitor Bitcoin Users

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 18:20

EU Draft Law Outlines Parliament Plan to Monitor Bitcoin Users EU Parliament members have published new draft legislation outlining their plans to regulate digital currencies.

Source

The Market Cap of All Cryptocurrencies is Up $4 Billion Since Friday

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 17:02

The Market Cap of All Cryptocurrencies is Up $4 Billion Since Friday Bitcoin markets aren’t the only ones on the rise in the wake of the SEC’s exchange-trade fund listing decision.

Source

The Market Cap of All Crypto Assets is Up $4 Billion Since Friday

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 17:02

The Market Cap of All Crypto Assets is Up $4 Billion Since Friday Bitcoin markets aren’t the only ones on the rise in the wake of the SEC’s exchange-trade fund listing decision.

Source

Arizona Senate Shoots Down Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 14:15

Arizona Senate Shoots Down Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill Proposed legislation that would largely prevent the use of blockchain to track guns in Arizona has failed, public records show.

Source

Foxconn Reveals Plan for Blockchain Supply Chain Domination

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 13:20

Foxconn Reveals Plan for Blockchain Supply Chain Domination The giant tech manufacturer is now in the blockchain business, seeking to speed up financing for its many thousands of suppliers.

Source

Bitcoin's Price is Already Back Above Pre-ETF Rejection Levels

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 12:30

Bitcoin's Price is Already Back Above Pre-ETF Rejection Levels After dropping nearly $300 within minutes of a decision by the SEC on Friday, bitcoin has edged up steadily again.

Source

Natural Gas Pegged for Next ING, SocGen Blockchain Test

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 12:02

Natural Gas Pegged for Next ING, SocGen Blockchain Test Two European banks are already planning a follow-up to a blockchain supply chain test announced in February.

Source

Say Hello to the Multi-Blockchain Business Model

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 13. 11:12

Say Hello to the Multi-Blockchain Business Model There's been a shift in the nature of blockchain investments over the past six months, one that sees a diversification in geography and technology.

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Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Bribed and Thrown in Jail by Secret Police

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 13. 11:00

Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Bribed and Thrown in Jail by Secret Police

Over the past few months, officials in Venezuela have been cracking down on underground Bitcoin mining operations within the country. According to various reports, Venezuela’s secret police has been coercing Bitcoin miners for bribes or they would otherwise be thrown into jail if they don’t pay the extortion. Also read: Norwegian Prosecutors Seek 120 Bitcoins in

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ETF Blues? Check These Alternative Exchange-Traded Bitcoin-Backed Instruments

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 13. 07:00

ETF Blues? Check These Alternative Exchange-Traded Bitcoin-Backed Instruments

A Bitcoin trading frenzy ensued in the weeks and days leading into the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rejection of the Bitcoin ETF. Many investors might be interested to know that numerous regulated Bitcoin-backed instruments exist across several traditional markets already. Also Read: This Key Bitcoin Indicator is Dropping Like a Rock A Bitcoin ETI A

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Norwegian Prosecutors Seek 120 Bitcoins in Court Restitutions

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 13. 00:00

Norwegian Prosecutors Seek 120 Bitcoins in Court Restitutions

On March 10 Norwegian prosecutors have charged three men with online narcotics sales that stemmed from the Silk Road marketplace. Court officials are now seeking a substantial restitution of 120 bitcoins alongside millions of Norwegian kroner. Also read: High Tax Slows Bitcoin Development In Norway Norwegian Prosecutors Demand Bitcoin Payment From Accused Cannabis Dealers In the

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Bitcoin Mining: A Closer Look Under the Hood

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 12. 17:00

Bitcoin Mining: A Closer Look Under the Hood

Bitcoin mining is an integral part of the cryptocurrency’s infrastructure. The operation helps process transactions, creates new bitcoins and submits the validated transactions to the publicized and immutable distributed ledger. Currently, the network’s hashrate is running at a phenomenal 3,418,031,852 GH/s, strengthening the bitcoin architecture more so each and every day. But many newcomers hearing

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Using Google Trends to Estimate Bitcoin's User Growth

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 12. 14:03

Using Google Trends to Estimate Bitcoin's User Growth Trader Willy Woo takes a look at how common search tools like Google Trends can yield insight into long-term bitcoin trading strategies.

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Fire, Flesh & Blockchain: Dubai's DED Sees Truth as Economic Enabler

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 12. 13:14

Fire, Flesh & Blockchain: Dubai's DED Sees Truth as Economic Enabler An official leading the charge to migrate Dubai's government documents to the blockchain explains why he believes in its disruptive potential.

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Bitcoin Miner Repays Customer Who Accidentally Paid 2.5 Bitcoins Transaction Fee

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 12. 11:00

Bitcoin Miner Repays Customer Who Accidentally Paid 2.5 Bitcoins Transaction Fee

A customer of Bitcoin hardware and service provider Bitmain recently found himself in a “rather embarrassing” predicament. Accidentally having paid a 2.5 bitcoin fee on a transaction mined by Bitmain’s Antpool in Bitcoin block 456363, the user took to social media, desperate to get the funds back.  Also Read: How Much Does it Cost to Run

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Legends Room Officially Launches Membership Sale

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 12. 07:30

Legends Room Officially Launches Membership Sale

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. Las Vegas goes digital at exclusive gentlemen’s club LAS VEGAS,

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Review: Encyclopedia of Physical Bitcoins and Crypto-Currencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 12. 02:00

Review: Encyclopedia of Physical Bitcoins and Crypto-Currencies

At some point in the 7th Century BC, the measured round metallic objects we know and love as “coins” became our archetype for money. Fiat currency – paper tickets purporting to represent actual coins – emerged as its nemesis a millennia later. Our ancestors were not amused as their rulers engaged in the common parlor

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Not Even the ‘Great Firewall’ Can Stop OTC Bitcoin Trading in China

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 11. 21:00

Not Even the ‘Great Firewall’ Can Stop OTC Bitcoin Trading in China

Facebook, Twitter, the New York Times and…Localbitcoins. In China, they’re all inaccessible behind the ‘great firewall’, which refers to internet censorship in the so-called ‘red dragon’. Since the introduction of revamped regulatory measures by most Chinese Bitcoin exchanges, bitcoin trading seems to have, at least in part, shifted to over the counter markets; in particularly, Localbitcoins.

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Bitcoin Price on Quick Rebound After ETF Dive

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 11. 19:00

Bitcoin Price on Quick Rebound After ETF Dive

On March 10 after the closing of the New York Stock Exchange, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected the rule change for the Bitcoin ETF due to regulatory concerns. Following the announcement, the price per bitcoin dropped to a low of US$1,020. The price has since rebounded to $1,180 mark at the time of

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Examining SEC’s Decision to Reject Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 11. 16:00

Examining SEC’s Decision to Reject Bitcoin ETF

On Friday, Bitcoin.com reported on the ruling by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejecting Bats BZX Exchange’s proposed rule change to list and trade Coin ETF. In this article, we examine the reasoning behind the SEC’s decision and the Bitcoin community’s reactions. Also read: SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF  Reasons for

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Nobody Understands Bitcoin (And That's OK)

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 11. 13:35

Nobody Understands Bitcoin (And That's OK) Does anyone understand bitcoin? This multifaceted technology is different things to different people, and we should accept that, argues Jameson Lopp.

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Using Google Trends to Detect Bitcoin Price Bubbles

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 11. 11:08

Using Google Trends to Detect Bitcoin Price Bubbles Cryptocurrency trader Willy Woo gives an overview of how to use Google tools to gain insight into the price of bitcoin.

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Using an Altcoin to Save a Few Cents May Not Be Worth It

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 11. 10:00

Using an Altcoin to Save a Few Cents May Not Be Worth It

As the Bitcoin network experiences transaction congestion and higher fees many people have considered alternatives to avoid these issues. During transaction traffic peaks, a few cryptocurrency supporters have recommended using altcoins to save money from bitcoin miner fees and speed up settlement times. However, using an altcoin to save a few cents on a transaction

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SEC on Bitcoin: NO

Bitbargain.com

2017. Mar. 11. 07:31

SEC on Bitcoin: NO

This is what a “no” looks like:

The price went:

SEC on Bitcoin: NO

Bitbargain.com

2017. Mar. 11. 06:31

SEC on Bitcoin: NO

This is what a “no” looks like:

The price went:

Chinese Congresswoman: ‘PBOC Should be Responsible for Bitcoin AML’

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 11. 06:00

Chinese Congresswoman: ‘PBOC Should be Responsible for Bitcoin AML’

More information on the developments in China have been coming out recently, concerning the new regulations of Chinese bitcoin exchanges. On March 9th, Wu Xiaolin, the former deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and congresswoman for the National People’s Congress, told a local reporter the central bank should be responsible for these types

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Industry Speaks Out in Aftermath of Bitcoin ETF Rejection

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 11. 00:47

Industry Speaks Out in Aftermath of Bitcoin ETF Rejection The SEC has denied a bid to list the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, prompting comment from many of those who watched and waited for the decision.

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Bitcoin Prices Plunge After SEC's ETF Decision

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 22:51

Bitcoin Prices Plunge After SEC's ETF Decision Bitcoin prices fell sharply after the US Securities and Exchange Commission shot down a bid to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

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Bitcoin Prices Plunge After SEC's ETF Refusal

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 22:51

Bitcoin Prices Plunge After SEC's ETF Refusal Bitcoin prices fell sharply after the US Securities and Exchange Commission shot down a bid to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Source

SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 22:04

SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today issued an order disapproving the proposed rule change to list and trade Coin ETF on the Bats BZX Exchange. This is the first Bitcoin ETF which the SEC has ruled on. Two other Bitcoin ETFs are also being considered by the Commission. Also read: Bitcoin Price Consolidates on

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SEC Shoots Down Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Bid

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 22:03

SEC Shoots Down Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Bid The US Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected a bid to launch the first-ever bitcoin ETF.

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SEC Rejects Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Bid

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 22:03

SEC Rejects Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Bid The US Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected a bid to launch the first-ever bitcoin ETF.

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Bitcoin ETF Result May Come After US Stock Market Close

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 20:29

Bitcoin ETF Result May Come After US Stock Market Close The SEC’s decision on the bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is likely to arrive in the late afternoon, financial experts told CoinDesk.

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SEC Email Line Swamped Ahead of Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Decision

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 18:28

SEC Email Line Swamped Ahead of Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Decision "Please stop asking," says SEC rep.

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Bitcoin Price on a Wild Ride as Market Anticipates ETF Decision

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 18:25

Bitcoin Price on a Wild Ride as Market Anticipates ETF Decision

The Bitcoin market has been going crazy today in anticipation for the upcoming exchange traded fund (ETF) decision expected to be announced at any moment. During the early morning hours of February 10, the price per bitcoin hit an all-time high of US$1350. Following the brief spike the price has been volatile and dipped to

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New Bitcoin Core Release Gives Boost to Block Relay Network

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 17:25

New Bitcoin Core Release Gives Boost to Block Relay Network The latest software release from the Bitcoin Core development community provided a boost to a network aimed at broadcasting blocks more quickly.

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Cheapair.com Bitcoin Sales Soar 74% Over the Last 6 Months

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 16:00

Cheapair.com Bitcoin Sales Soar 74% Over the Last 6 Months

Online travel website Cheapair.com announced on Thursday that its bitcoin sales have jumped 74 percent year-on-year over the last six months. Also read: The Many Ways You Can Book Your Travels Using Bitcoin  74% More Sales Paid with Bitcoin Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, Cheapair.com offers affordable airline tickets by scouring the web for the lowest

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Bitcoin Exchange Bitso Trials Canada-Mexico Remittance Service

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 15:30

Bitcoin Exchange Bitso Trials Canada-Mexico Remittance Service Mexican bitcoin exchange Bitso has been working with Canadian payments firm Paycase to create a new remittance corridor between the two countries.

Source

Bitcoin Price Spikes Above $1,300 as ETF Decision Nears

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 14:58

Bitcoin Price Spikes Above $1,300 as ETF Decision Nears Bitcoin prices saw a significant price spike this morning, briefly shooting above $1,300 to hit a new all-time high.

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Bitcoin Price Spikes Above $1,300 As ETF Outcome Nears

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 14:58

Bitcoin Price Spikes Above $1,300 As ETF Outcome Nears Bitcoin prices saw a significant price spike this morning, briefly shooting above $1,300 to hit a new all-time high.

Source

How Bitcoin's P2P Layer Got a Speed Hike in the Latest Core Release

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 14:00

How Bitcoin's P2P Layer Got a Speed Hike in the Latest Core Release MIT-funded developer Cory Fields discusses his work overhauling the code for Bitcoin Core's peer-to-peer layer – a task that was anything but easy.

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Blockstack Launches Decentralized Internet Platform on Amazon's AWS

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 13:06

Blockstack Launches Decentralized Internet Platform on Amazon's AWS Blockstack Core, a bitcoin development platform, is now available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace.

Source

Bitcoin Wallet Maker CoolBitX Raises $500k for Healthcare Solution

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 10. 12:00

Bitcoin Wallet Maker CoolBitX Raises $500k for Healthcare Solution Bitcoin hardware wallet maker CoolBitX has raised $500,000 as part of its push into the broader blockchain security industry.

Source

A Better Scaling Solution Than Segwit? Sergio Says So

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 12:00

A Better Scaling Solution Than Segwit? Sergio Says So

Bitcoin.com recently reported on RSK Labs’ scaling solution Lumino and the whitepaper for the Lumino Transaction Compression Protocol (LTCP). The plan promises to scale Bitcoin to 100 transactions per second (tps) all by itself, and be part of a much larger scaling solution. Today, RSK Labs officially announces the development and testing of LTCP. The company

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BREAKING: Bither CEO: Bitclub is Performing Segwit-related Attack Against Network

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 11:31

BREAKING: Bither CEO: Bitclub is Performing Segwit-related Attack Against Network

BREAKING: Wen Hao, CEO of Bither wallet, a Chinese mobile bitcoin wallet, said early Friday morning that the Bitclub pool (which has 4% of the total hashrate) launched a transaction malleability attack on the Bitcoin network during the night.  The attacks were evident in blocks mined by the pool in question; more specifically in block

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Bither CEO: Bitclub is Performing Segwit-related Attack Against Network

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 11:31

Bither CEO: Bitclub is Performing Segwit-related Attack Against Network

Wen Hao, CEO of Bither wallet, a Chinese mobile bitcoin wallet, said early Friday morning that the Bitclub pool (which has 4% of the total hashrate) launched a transaction malleability attack on the Bitcoin network during the night.  The attacks were evident in blocks mined by the pool in question; more specifically in block 456545

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Bitpay Confident in Bitcoin, But Raises Its Minimum Transaction Size

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 09:30

Bitpay Confident in Bitcoin, But Raises Its Minimum Transaction Size

The Bitcoin network is currently experiencing a period of rapid growth, which has caused scaling issues for the technology and social fissures in the online creation community. Bitpay, the juggernaut global bitcoin payment service provider, threw its support behind Bitcoin on Tuesday in a post by CEO Stephen Pair. The Atlanta-based company then raised its

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Research Says Claims of Terrorism Financed With Bitcoin Are Exaggerated

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 08:00

Research Says Claims of Terrorism Financed With Bitcoin Are Exaggerated

A new report from a British defense and security think tank, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), reveals that reports of terrorism financed through Bitcoin are greatly exaggerated. Also Read: Mainstream Media Columnist Says SEC Should Reject Bitcoin ETF ‘Treating Cryptocurrencies as an Exceptional Threat is a Misleading Impression’ RUSI consultant David Carlisle said that there

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PBOC Lists New Rules for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 04:00

PBOC Lists New Rules for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) renewed its efforts to regulate bitcoin exchanges this week. Zhou Xuedong, Director of the Bank’s Department of Business Management, which carried out inspections of bitcoin exchanges, outlined some new rules which exchanges must follow. Also read: Reserve Bank of India Predicting the Future of Bitcoin  PBOC Adopting a ‘Forgiving Attitude’

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New Hampshire Exempts Bitcoin from Money Transmitter Regulations in New Bill

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 10. 01:00

New Hampshire Exempts Bitcoin from Money Transmitter Regulations in New Bill

New Hampshire is known as the ‘Live Free or Die’ state. Living up to its nickname, the state house passed House Bill 436 early Wednesday morning. The bill exempts virtual currencies like bitcoin from costly money transmitter regulations and could pave the way for Bitcoin businesses to flock to New Hampshire. Related: Washington State Liquor &

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From First Filing to Final Decision: The Journey of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 22:34

From First Filing to Final Decision: The Journey of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF A (short) history of the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF.

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Ontario Securities Regulator Issues Warning About ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 19:52

Ontario Securities Regulator Issues Warning About ICOs Ontario's securities market watchdog has issued a warning to businesses using blockchain tech: you may run afoul of our laws.

Source

Craig Wright Wants to Kill Satoshi by Becoming Him…Again. Why? And How?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 09. 18:00

Craig Wright Wants to Kill Satoshi by Becoming Him…Again. Why? And How?

The Australian computer scientist Craig Wright, who once claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, is continuing his effort to obtain hundreds of digital currency and blockchain patents. Why: For profit. How: By some 400 patent applications on Bitcoin and blockchain-related technology. A recent Reuters report (March 2, 2017) referred to the onslaught as an unprecedented “land grab

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New Hampshire's Bitcoin MSB Exemption Clears First Vote

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 17:21

New Hampshire's Bitcoin MSB Exemption Clears First Vote Lawmakers in New Hampshire have advanced a measure that would exempt bitcoin traders in the state from money transmitter requirements.

Source

Singapore's Central Bank Completes Digital Currency Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 16:01

Singapore's Central Bank Completes Digital Currency Trial Singapore’s central bank has completed a distributed ledger trial focused on inter-bank payments, officials said today.

Source

Bitcoin Mining Pool Backs Rootstock Smart Contracts Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 15:15

Bitcoin Mining Pool Backs Rootstock Smart Contracts Effort For the first time, a bitcoin mining pool has integrated a process called 'merge-mining' – a move aimed to bring smart contracts to the bitcoin blockchain.

Source

A Public-Private Ethereum? It Won't Be As Easy As it Sounds

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 14:02

A Public-Private Ethereum? It Won't Be As Easy As it Sounds Making private ethereum implementations compatible with the larger public blockchain is a popular concept, but there is much work to be done.

Source

China's Bitcoin Exchange Freeze May Be Likely to Continue

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 13:30

China's Bitcoin Exchange Freeze May Be Likely to Continue China's bitcoin users may have to wait for the National People's Congress before services are restored at the country's major exchanges.

Source

2020 Vision: Why Startups Believe Blockchain Will Go Live in Dubai

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 12:30

2020 Vision: Why Startups Believe Blockchain Will Go Live in Dubai Blockchain startups are jumping at the opportunity to work in a rare region of the world where the rewards are real for industry doers.

Source

Mainstream Media Columnist Says SEC Should Reject Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 09. 12:00

Mainstream Media Columnist Says SEC Should Reject Bitcoin ETF

A recent opinion piece coming from the publication the Hill has exclaimed that if the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), it will lead mainstream investors to “slaughter.” Also Read: The New 110% Unlimited Bitcoin.com Mining Pool is Now Open to Everyone Hill Author Believes SEC Approving a Bitcoin ETF

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BIS Report: Wide-Scale Distributed Ledger Use 'Years Away'

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 11:05

BIS Report: Wide-Scale Distributed Ledger Use 'Years Away' A new report on payments from the Bank of International Settlements has outlined three possible use cases for blockchain technology.

Source

BIS Report: Wide-Scale DLT Use 'Years Away'

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 09. 11:05

BIS Report: Wide-Scale DLT Use 'Years Away' A new report on payments from the Bank of International Settlements has outlined three possible use cases for blockchain technology.

Source

Bitcoin Price Consolidates on ETF News

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 09. 07:00

Bitcoin Price Consolidates on ETF News

After falling $100 on Tuesday morning, bitcoin’s price continued its decline on Wednesday. The price, which peaked at $1,285 on Monday according to the exchange Bitstamp, dropped 1.5 percent the next morning. Within thirty minutes of this decrease, the digital currency had fallen to $1,160. The price then climbed to $1,229 before taking another downturn.

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How Bitcoin Traders Are Preparing for the SEC's ETF Decision

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 23:35

How Bitcoin Traders Are Preparing for the SEC's ETF Decision The world's bitcoin traders are getting ready for this week's ETF decision.

Source

Bitcoin Projects on Github Surpass 10,000

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 08. 23:11

Bitcoin Projects on Github Surpass 10,000

In the world of open source code, Bitcoin is already one of the most popular projects and protocols being worked on today. Like price, regulations, and merchant adoption, software development is a major metric that can be used to gauge the growth of Bitcoin. The number of projects involving Bitcoin on the leading development platform

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Could Smart Contract-Based Bribes Threaten Bitcoin Mining Pools?

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 22:26

Could Smart Contract-Based Bribes Threaten Bitcoin Mining Pools? Could bribery payments issued via smart contract undo the bitcoin mining pool model?

Source

Rootstock is Fusing the Lightning Network With On-Chain Scaling – On a Sidechain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 19:04

Rootstock is Fusing the Lightning Network With On-Chain Scaling – On a Sidechain A unique proposal aimed at scaling bitcoin’s transaction capacity via sidechains has been revealed in a new white paper.

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Rootstock is Fusing Lightning With On-Chain Scaling – On a Sidechain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 19:04

Rootstock is Fusing Lightning With On-Chain Scaling – On a Sidechain A unique proposal aimed at scaling bitcoin’s transaction capacity via sidechains has been revealed in a new white paper.

Source

Mt Gox Trustee Wishes to Proceed to the Bankruptcy Distribution Process

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 08. 18:00

Mt Gox Trustee Wishes to Proceed to the Bankruptcy Distribution Process

The latest Mt Gox creditors’ meeting trustee has revealed payment claims for customers have all been approved or rejected, but the bankruptcy investigation is still ongoing. Also Read: Major Chinese Exchanges to Postpone the Return of Withdrawals Mt Gox Trustee Details Mt Gox Investigation Continues While Claims Are Being Processed During the 8th Mt Gox creditors’

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Maine Senator Seeks Commission to Study Blockchain-Based Elections

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 16:03

Maine Senator Seeks Commission to Study Blockchain-Based Elections Lawmakers in Maine want to study blockchain-based voting.

Source

Bitcoin Startup Align Commerce Raises $24 Million, Rebrands as Veem

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 15:00

Bitcoin Startup Align Commerce Raises $24 Million, Rebrands as Veem Veem, formally known as Align Commerce, has raised $24m as part of its plan to simplify global fiat currency payments using the bitcoin blockchain.

Source

Bitcoin Startup Align Raises $24 Million, Rebrands as Veem

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 15:00

Bitcoin Startup Align Raises $24 Million, Rebrands as Veem Veem, formally known as Align Commerce, has raised $24m as part of its plan to simplify global fiat currency payments using the bitcoin blockchain.

Source

Bitstamp Partners with Banking Giant for Bitcoin Investment On-Ramp

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 14:00

Bitstamp Partners with Banking Giant for Bitcoin Investment On-Ramp Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp and French bank Crédit Agricole have teamed up to facilitate bitcoin acceptance at investment funds.

Source

Why Bitcoin Remittance Companies Are Still Shrugging Off Swift

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 13:00

Why Bitcoin Remittance Companies Are Still Shrugging Off Swift Financial messaging giant Swift may have introduced new payments tech, but bitcoin startups still feel confident about their role in the industry.

Source

Tension Rises Around Bitcoin’s Fees, Unspendable Addresses and Spam

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 08. 12:00

Tension Rises Around Bitcoin’s Fees, Unspendable Addresses and Spam

Bitcoin fees have been rising significantly over the past year and a half. Fees have risen to over $1.00 in some cases for a normal transaction, and that still doesn’t guarantee the fastest confirmation. This week one bitcoin observer noted on Reddit it’s likely that 55.2 percent of addresses don’t have enough funds to cover current

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Major Chinese Exchanges to Postpone the Return of Withdrawals

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 08. 10:30

Major Chinese Exchanges to Postpone the Return of Withdrawals

Today, all of the three major Chinese exchanges – OKCoin, Huobi and BTCC – announced that they will postpone the resuming of bitcoin withdrawals. All three of them have recently been inspected by the Central bank of China (PBoC). In almost identical announcements the exchanges stated they’ve actively been developing and upgrading their systems over the

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Huobi to Resume Bitcoin Withdrawals Pending Regulator Approval

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 10:15

Huobi to Resume Bitcoin Withdrawals Pending Regulator Approval One of China's largest bitcoin exchanges announced its intent to resume withdrawals in a statement today.

Source

Chinese Exchanges to Resume Bitcoin Withdrawals Pending Regulator Approval

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 10:15

Chinese Exchanges to Resume Bitcoin Withdrawals Pending Regulator Approval China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges have announced their intent to resume withdrawals in new statements issued today.

Source

21 Adds List Feature to Bitcoin 'LinkedIn' Alternative

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 09:44

21 Adds List Feature to Bitcoin 'LinkedIn' Alternative 21 Inc, one of the best funded bitcoin startups, has released an update to its bitcoin-powered email app.

Source

One of Bitcoin's Big Funds is Selling Ahead of the ETF Decision

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 06:41

One of Bitcoin's Big Funds is Selling Ahead of the ETF Decision At least one major hedge fund is selling bitcoin ahead of the SEC's expected ruling on a long-proposed bitcoin ETF.

Source

Texas Lawmaker: No Government Shall Prohibit Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 08. 06:00

Texas Lawmaker: No Government Shall Prohibit Bitcoin

The lone star state of Texas has always been well-known for its stance on constitutional rights. On March 2, State Representative Matt Schaefer submitted a proposal to revise the state’s constitution to say that virtual currencies like bitcoin are mediums of exchange that “no government shall prohibit”. Texas Lawmaker Says ‘No Government Shall Encumber the Ownership

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SEC Expected to Decide Bitcoin ETF's Fate By Friday

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 08. 00:09

SEC Expected to Decide Bitcoin ETF's Fate By Friday The SEC decision on the bitcoin ETF is expected by Friday, according to a source with knowledge of the agency’s deliberations.

Source

Bitwala Connects Bitcoin to M-Pesa in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 07. 20:00

Bitwala Connects Bitcoin to M-Pesa in Sub-Saharan Africa

The bitcoin-based payment platform Bitwala announced this week it’s now offering bitcoin-to-M-Pesa transactions at zero cost. Also Read: Bitcoin Goes into Hiding in Crisis-Stricken Venezuela Bitwala Launches BTC to M-Pesa Services in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania Bitwala says they are pleased to announce the company’s bitcoin-to-M-Pesa service. Users of the platform can now send bitcoin

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Russian PM Orders Research on Public Sector Blockchain Use

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 19:00

Russian PM Orders Research on Public Sector Blockchain Use Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has asked two government ministries to investigate public sector blockchain applications.

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Local Government in South Korea Taps Blockchain for Community Vote

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 18:20

Local Government in South Korea Taps Blockchain for Community Vote A South Korean provincial government recently tapped technology developed by blockchain startup Blocko for a vote on community funding.

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Save the Nodes: MIT Bitcoin Expo Spotlights Tech Challenges

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 15:00

Save the Nodes: MIT Bitcoin Expo Spotlights Tech Challenges The fourth annual MIT Bitcoin Expo this week saw much discussion of the need for more bitcoin nodes to avoid centralization of the tech.

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MIT Expo Spotlights Bitcoin Tech Concerns

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 15:00

MIT Expo Spotlights Bitcoin Tech Concerns The fourth annual MIT Bitcoin Expo this week saw much discussion of the need for more bitcoin nodes to avoid centralization of the tech.

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PBoC Official: China's Bitcoin Exchanges Need Strict Supervision

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 14:39

PBoC Official: China's Bitcoin Exchanges Need Strict Supervision The People’s Bank of China should continue keeping a close eye on domestic bitcoin exchanges, a senior central bank official said this week.

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Street Street is Betting AI Could Be Blockchain's Monetization Key

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 14:00

Street Street is Betting AI Could Be Blockchain's Monetization Key State Street is experimenting with ways to monetize blockchain tech by harnessing the predictive powers of artificial intelligence.

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State Street is Experimenting With AI and Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 14:00

State Street is Experimenting With AI and Blockchain Tech State Street is experimenting with ways to monetize blockchain tech by harnessing the predictive powers of artificial intelligence.

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State Street Wants to Monetize Blockchain with Artificial Intelligence

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 14:00

State Street Wants to Monetize Blockchain with Artificial Intelligence State Street is experimenting with ways to monetize blockchain tech by harnessing the predictive powers of artificial intelligence.

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Antpool Signals for Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 07. 13:30

Antpool Signals for Bitcoin Unlimited

The Bitcoin block size debate heated up on Monday as Antpool officially entered the fray. The largest mining pool is now signaling for Bitcoin Unlimited (BU). Also read: New 22 Petahash Mining Pool Signaling Bitcoin Unlimited  A Whale Enters the Water Antpool controls the largest percentage of Bitcoin’s mining hashrate, currently at 15.28 percent of

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Will the Internet of Things Need Its Own Blockchain?

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 13:00

Will the Internet of Things Need Its Own Blockchain? Is there a need for a use-case specific blockchain in IoT? Some companies believe that the idea is compelling.

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Blockchain Academy to Launch in Indian State of Kerala

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 12:15

Blockchain Academy to Launch in Indian State of Kerala The Indian state of Kerala will soon have its own blockchain academy – the second such institution in the country.

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How to Obtain and Use .Bit Privacy Domains

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 07. 08:00

How to Obtain and Use .Bit Privacy Domains

A decentralized, alternative Domain Name System (DNS) with domains ending in “.bit” gives webmasters a private way to be in control of their own domain names. Bitcoin.com looked into how to obtain, browse, and deploy these domains. Also Read: Zeronet Wants to Replace the Dark Web by Marrying Bitcoin to Bittorrent Over Tor  .bit Domains are

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The New 110% Unlimited Bitcoin.com Mining Pool is Now Open to Everyone

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 07. 02:30

The New 110% Unlimited Bitcoin.com Mining Pool is Now Open to Everyone

Bitcoin.com is pleased to announce that our new mining pool is coming out of private beta and will be available to the public from today. The Bitcoin.com Mining Pool is giving miners a unique opportunity to join a growing pool that has one of the most profitable incentive systems for miners around. Also Read: Historic Day

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Many Are Mulling Over the Idea of Retiring on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 07. 01:00

Many Are Mulling Over the Idea of Retiring on Bitcoin

Bitcoin has surpassed the value of gold for the first time. In parallel, Bitcoin’s deflationary properties are becoming more relevant as the specter of inflation starts lurking again in the U.S. and the Euro area. As a result, for many, the thought of investing their retirement savings in bitcoins is starting to gain traction. Also

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Bitcoin Price Runs into Resistance Near $1,300

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 00:09

Bitcoin Price Runs into Resistance Near $1,300 Bitcoin prices appear to be encountering some resistance near $1,300.

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Bitcoin Price Hits Resistance in Bid to Breach $1,300

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 07. 00:09

Bitcoin Price Hits Resistance in Bid to Breach $1,300 Bitcoin prices appear to be encountering some resistance near the $1,300 level, exchange data shows.

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What You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Upcoming Code Release

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 22:12

What You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Upcoming Code Release Bitcoin’s best-known proposed code change isn’t the only one that matters.

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What You Need to Know About Bitcoin's Upcoming Code Release

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 22:12

What You Need to Know About Bitcoin's Upcoming Code Release Bitcoin’s best-known proposed code change isn’t the only one that matters.

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Livecoin, the Fourth Largest Altcoin Exchange Is Now Available in Eight Languages

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 06. 21:00

Livecoin, the Fourth Largest Altcoin Exchange Is Now Available in Eight Languages

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. Bitcoin Press Release: The addition of eight different languages to the

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Irish Fund Managers Complete Blockchain Data Reporting Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 20:32

Irish Fund Managers Complete Blockchain Data Reporting Trial An investment industry trade group based in Ireland has completed a blockchain proof-of-concept aimed at streamlining regulatory reporting.

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Foxconn Subsidiary Debuts Blockchain-Powered Supply Chain Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 18:57

Foxconn Subsidiary Debuts Blockchain-Powered Supply Chain Platform A subsidiary of one of largest electronics manufacturers has partnered on the launch of a new blockchain-based supply chain finance platform.

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Reserve Bank of India Predicting the Future of Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 06. 18:00

Reserve Bank of India Predicting the Future of Bitcoin

The Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), R. Gandhi, gave a keynote address last week at a fintech conference stating that Bitcoin has value and is eliminating currency. However, he also gave several reasons why digital currencies that are not backed by the government will fail to achieve mass adoption. Also read: Bitcoin Startups

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Consumer Watchdog in Italy Moves Against OneCoin Investment Scheme

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 17:02

Consumer Watchdog in Italy Moves Against OneCoin Investment Scheme Regulators in Italy have moved to suspend several affiliates of OneCoin, the digital currency investment scheme widely believed to be fraudulent.

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Australian Finance Regulator Launches Blockchain Research Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 15:59

Australian Finance Regulator Launches Blockchain Research Effort Australian financial regulator AUSTRAC is launching a new innovation hub dedicated in part to blockchain research.

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Australian Finance Regulator Unveils Blockchain Research Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 15:59

Australian Finance Regulator Unveils Blockchain Research Effort Australian financial regulator AUSTRAC is launching a new innovation hub dedicated in part to blockchain research.

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China's Biggest Blockchain Backer Launches Startup Accelerator

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 15:00

China's Biggest Blockchain Backer Launches Startup Accelerator A blockchain venture backed by major Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group has launched a new startup accelerator.

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Why the ICO Model's Success Could Be Its Downfall

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 14:00

Why the ICO Model's Success Could Be Its Downfall The notable successes of token sales as speculative investments could end up being the nail in their coffin, argues Noelle Acheson.

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6 Top Trends From CoinDesk's 2017 State of Blockchain Report

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 13:00

6 Top Trends From CoinDesk's 2017 State of Blockchain Report The 2017 State of Blockchain report examines key trends, data and events in the industry over the last year. Here are 6 takeaways.

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6 Trends From CoinDesk's New 2017 State of Blockchain Out Today

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 13:00

6 Trends From CoinDesk's New 2017 State of Blockchain Out Today The 2017 State of Blockchain report examines key trends, data and events in the industry over the last year. Here are 6 takeaways.

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A French Bitcoiner Argues in New York Court its too early to Regulate Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 06. 12:00

A French Bitcoiner Argues in New York Court its too early to Regulate Bitcoin

A Bitcoiner has been suing the New York Division of Financial Services over its ‘Bitlicense’ since 2015, claiming the regulation is too burdensome and precludes many from starting Bitcoin businesses. Bitcoin entrepreneur and French national Theo Chino requested that a New York court grant a request for limited discovery or begin the process to dismiss

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Dubai Government Claims Title of Blockchain's 'Global Capital'

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 11:45

Dubai Government Claims Title of Blockchain's 'Global Capital' Dubai's government made bold statements at an event today in remarks that sought to cast the city as the global leader in the nascent market.

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Dubai Claims Title of Blockchain's 'Global Capital' at Keynote Event

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 06. 11:45

Dubai Claims Title of Blockchain's 'Global Capital' at Keynote Event Dubai's government made bold statements at an event today in remarks that sought to cast the city as the global leader in the nascent market.

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Bitcoiners Beware – U.S. Customs Agents Are Coercing for Mobile Passwords

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 06. 07:00

Bitcoiners Beware – U.S. Customs Agents Are Coercing for Mobile Passwords

Now bitcoiners have another topic to consider as Trump has beefed up U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policies with agents searching the phones of travelers at border checkpoints. Also read: The Digital Revolution Increases Sovereignty U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents Are Coercing Travelers for Mobile Passwords Bitcoin.com has covered many different aspects concerning Bitcoin under

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Bitcoin Goes into Hiding in Crisis-Stricken Venezuela

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 06. 01:00

Bitcoin Goes into Hiding in Crisis-Stricken Venezuela

Protests have been ongoing in Venezuela as the country’s economic crisis has only grown far worse over the past three years. In the meanwhile, Bitcoin has been adopted by many in the country to survive. As her foreign reserves fall to $10 billion, Venezuela is on the frontier of where Bitcoin and failing governments collide.

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Breeze Bitcoin Wallet to Deploy Production-Ready Tumblebit Anonymizer

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 05. 18:00

Breeze Bitcoin Wallet to Deploy Production-Ready Tumblebit Anonymizer

As blockchain surveillance rises, the need for private financial transactions for bitcoin has become a holy grail for bitcoiners. Over the past few months, many Bitcoin proponents have been focused on the Tumblebit project, a protocol that aims to anonymize transactions. This week, the blockchain development company Stratis has announced “Breeze Wallet”, a protocol that will

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The Trouble With Fintech (Or Why 'Now' is the Time for DLT)

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 05. 14:15

The Trouble With Fintech (Or Why 'Now' is the Time for DLT) A critical look at the reasons behind the change in dialogue surrounding blockchain and distributed ledger tech.

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Internet of Coins Launches Hybrid Asset on Multiple Blockchains

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 05. 14:00

Internet of Coins Launches Hybrid Asset on Multiple Blockchains

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The Internet of Coins developers are launching the construction of an

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Central Bank of Nigeria Says ‘We Can’t Stop Bitcoin’

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 05. 12:00

Central Bank of Nigeria Says ‘We Can’t Stop Bitcoin’

At a breakfast meeting early this week, organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria (CIBN), key players in the country’s fintech space gathered to discuss the impact of cryptocurrencies, specifically bitcoin, and blockchain technology. The Deputy Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Banking and Payments System (CBN), Musa Itopa-Jimoh, spoke at the

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We Can Now Use Visa to Pay Bitcoin Network Transaction Fees

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 05. 08:00

We Can Now Use Visa to Pay Bitcoin Network Transaction Fees

For several years now Blockstream and Core supporters have been advocating a “fee market” and having full blocks all the time. Many have even gone so far as to claim that Bitcoin is unstable without full blocks, while completely ignoring that the blocks were not full for the first 8 years of Bitcoin’s existence. As

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Dash Price Rises Exponentially, But Is it a Bubble?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 05. 07:00

Dash Price Rises Exponentially, But Is it a Bubble?

The cryptocurrency Dash has seen a significant price spike over the past couple of weeks. Dash even acquired the cryptocurrency market capitalization top three position, and is priced over US$46 at the time of writing. Some cryptocurrency enthusiasts have applauded the significant rise for various reasons, while others believe the pump just doesn’t add up.

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The World's Largest Shipping Company Tracks Cargo on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 05. 04:46

The World's Largest Shipping Company Tracks Cargo on a Blockchain Global shipping giant Maersk has conducted its first blockchain-based shipment in partnership with IBM.

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The World's Largest Shipping Company Now Tracks Cargo on a Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 05. 04:46

The World's Largest Shipping Company Now Tracks Cargo on a Blockchain Global shipping giant Maersk has conducted its first blockchain-based shipment in partnership with IBM.

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The World's Largest Shipping Firm Now Tracks Cargo on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 05. 04:46

The World's Largest Shipping Firm Now Tracks Cargo on Blockchain Global shipping giant Maersk has conducted its first blockchain-based shipment in partnership with IBM.

Source

Chinese Miners Worried About a User-Activated Fork Propose Synthetic Fork

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 04. 18:00

Chinese Miners Worried About a User-Activated Fork Propose Synthetic Fork

This past week a new idea has been brought to the table concerning the block size debate. Over the past few months, Segregated Witness (Segwit), a proposal that requires 95 percent of miner support, has been stagnant – barely reaching a quarter of the threshold. Now a pseudonym dubbed “shaolinfry” has introduced another method to

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North Dakota’s New Bitcoin Bill Fails For Now

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 04. 15:00

North Dakota’s New Bitcoin Bill Fails For Now

Regulatory policies are forming across many states in the U.S. concerning digital currencies. This week in North Dakota a bitcoin-related bill was unsuccessful moving forward during the state’s House of Representatives vote for Bill 2100.    North Dakota’s Bitcoin Bill Last year North Dakota’s Business and Labor Committee created Bill 2100 in order to discover

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Why You Won't See Bitcoin in a Casino Anytime Soon

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 04. 14:30

Why You Won't See Bitcoin in a Casino Anytime Soon Bitcoins and gambling go together like pedals on a bike, but the use of cryptocurrencies in the highly regulated US is still at the conceptual stage.

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Long Live Dogecoin: Why Defiant Developers Just Won't Let the Joke Currency Die

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 04. 14:00

Long Live Dogecoin: Why Defiant Developers Just Won't Let the Joke Currency Die Is dogecoin dying? Can a cryptocurrency truly be killed?

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Long Live Dogecoin: Defiant Developers Just Won't Let the Joke Die

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 04. 14:00

Long Live Dogecoin: Defiant Developers Just Won't Let the Joke Die Is dogecoin dying? Can a cryptocurrency truly be killed?

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Long Live Dogecoin: Developers Just Won't Let the Joke Currency Die

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 04. 14:00

Long Live Dogecoin: Developers Just Won't Let the Joke Currency Die Is dogecoin dying? Can a cryptocurrency truly be killed?

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Long Live Dogecoin: Why Developers Won't Let the Joke Currency Die

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 04. 14:00

Long Live Dogecoin: Why Developers Won't Let the Joke Currency Die Is dogecoin dying? Can a cryptocurrency truly be killed?

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A (Short) Guide to Blockchain Consensus Protocols

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 04. 12:50

A (Short) Guide to Blockchain Consensus Protocols Bitcoin's consensus mechanism is great, but it isn't perfect. This article looks at some of the more viable public blockchain alternatives.

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SEC’s First Bitcoin ETF Deadline is Actually March 13, Not March 11

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 04. 12:00

SEC’s First Bitcoin ETF Deadline is Actually March 13, Not March 11

The deadline is drawing near for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to make a decision on the first Bitcoin ETF. The Commission has stated that this deadline is March 11, which has caused some confusion in the Bitcoin community since this date falls on a Saturday. A clause in the SEC’s rulebook pushes

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Popular Bitcoin App Breadwallet to Launch Built-In Exchange

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 04. 10:00

Popular Bitcoin App Breadwallet to Launch Built-In Exchange

This week Bitcoin.com spoke with Breadwallet founder and lead developer Aaron Voisine. Breadwallet is a popular wallet application created in 2013 by Voisine and Adam Traidman. Just recently the application became available for Android users, and the startup is currently building a bitcoin exchange feature within the app’s interface. Voisine gives our readers an in-depth

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Zeronet Wants to Replace the Dark Web by Marrying Bitcoin to Bittorrent Over Tor

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 04. 01:00

Zeronet Wants to Replace the Dark Web by Marrying Bitcoin to Bittorrent Over Tor

A little over two years ago a Hungarian named Tamas Kocsis put together a completely decentralized internet alternative called Zeronet. Using the underlying cryptography behind Bitcoin, every Zeronet ‘website’ address is a Bitcoin public key, so any visitors can send bitcoin directly to the site owner, even if they have not set up a wallet

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Ether Prices Surge Under Shadow of Bitcoin and Dash

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 23:59

Ether Prices Surge Under Shadow of Bitcoin and Dash Ether prices surged in the last week, but the rally was overshadowed by the sharp price increases for both bitcoin and dash.

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Ether Prices Surge Past $20 to Approach All-Time Highs

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 23:59

Ether Prices Surge Past $20 to Approach All-Time Highs Ether prices surged in the last week, but the rally was overshadowed by the sharp price increases for both bitcoin and dash.

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Roger Ver Bets Against SegWit Bitcoin Upgrade at Anarchapulco

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 22:07

Roger Ver Bets Against SegWit Bitcoin Upgrade at Anarchapulco The beach-side city of Acapulco recently played host a bitcoin scaling debate.

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Bitfinex Adds Market Trading For Dash (Again)

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 20:01

Bitfinex Adds Market Trading For Dash (Again) Exchange Bitfinex platform has added new markets for dash, the digital currency that has seen big price moves this week.

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Win rewards while having a blast: Crypto Gravity from ionomy Studios

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 03. 20:00

Win rewards while having a blast: Crypto Gravity from ionomy Studios

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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Fed Governor Voices Caution on Central Bank Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 18:32

Fed Governor Voices Caution on Central Bank Digital Currencies Central bank-issued digital currencies could stifle private-sector payments innovation, a senior Federal Reserve official said today.

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Bitcoin Under Trump, Including a State’s Rights Battle

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 03. 18:00

Bitcoin Under Trump, Including a State’s Rights Battle

Silence surrounds the probable impact of Trump on Bitcoin because there’s a dearth of facts. Some indications hint at a favorable impact however, even as they pose threats to freedom and prosperity. Indeed, sometimes its because of the threat that bitcoin could surge forward as a safe haven and the solution to the problems government

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Russian Payments Firm Qiwi Launches Blockchain Subsidiary

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 17:36

Russian Payments Firm Qiwi Launches Blockchain Subsidiary Russian payment firm Qiwi Group has created a new subsidiary that will focus on blockchain development and consulting.

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Texas Lawmaker Proposes Constitutional Right to Own Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 16:33

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Constitutional Right to Own Bitcoin A Texas lawmaker has put forward a proposed constitutional amendment that would protect the right to own and use digital currencies like bitcoin.

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Australian Government Commits $350k to Blockchain Standards Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 15:45

Australian Government Commits $350k to Blockchain Standards Effort Australia’s government has committed funding to develop blockchain standards, while a new roadmap for the initiative has also been released.

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A Framework for Valuing Crypto Tokens

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 15:00

A Framework for Valuing Crypto Tokens Acupay CTO Sid Kalla provides an in-depth guide for those considering investing in an initial coin offering or ICO.

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Blockchain Adoption Optimism Fades at DTCC Fintech Event

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 13:30

Blockchain Adoption Optimism Fades at DTCC Fintech Event The anticipated timeline for blockchain adoption has increased since last year for attendees of the annual DTCC fintech gathering.

Source

Blockchain Adoption Optimism Suffers Setback at DTCC Fintech Event

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 13:30

Blockchain Adoption Optimism Suffers Setback at DTCC Fintech Event The anticipated timeline for blockchain adoption has increased since last year for attendees of the annual DTCC fintech gathering.

Source

Single-Family Offices Are Diversifying Investments With Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 03. 12:00

Single-Family Offices Are Diversifying Investments With Bitcoin

According to a Family Office Association executive, family-owned investment groups are hedging their bets with the digital asset bitcoin.     Also read: Antonopoulos Details Bitcoin’s Protection Against Quantum Computing A Growing Number of Single-Family Offices Invest in Bitcoin Mainstream investors are looking towards bitcoin more and more these days as a safe haven and a digital asset

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Beyond Immutability: Ethereum's Rival Blockchain Maps a Way Forward

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 12:00

Beyond Immutability: Ethereum's Rival Blockchain Maps a Way Forward Apart from a commitment to immutability, ethereum classic is much like ethereum. Now, though, its supporters favor another pillar of differentiation.

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Beyond Immutability: Ethereum Classic Maps a Way Forward

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 12:00

Beyond Immutability: Ethereum Classic Maps a Way Forward Apart from a commitment to immutability, ethereum classic is much like ethereum. Now, though, its supporters favor another pillar of differentiation.

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Blockchain Startup HAW Reveals Bitcoin Lending Market Concept

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 11:00

Blockchain Startup HAW Reveals Bitcoin Lending Market Concept HAW Technologies has developed a bitcoin-based lending market concept, recently presented at an event hosted by Japan’s central bank.

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Bitcoin Lending Concept Debuted At Central Bank Event

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 11:00

Bitcoin Lending Concept Debuted At Central Bank Event HAW Technologies has developed a bitcoin-based lending market concept, recently presented at an event hosted by Japan’s central bank.

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Bitcoin Lending Concept Debuted At Bank of Japan Event

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 11:00

Bitcoin Lending Concept Debuted At Bank of Japan Event HAW Technologies has developed a bitcoin lending market concept, presented at an event hosted by Japan’s central bank.

Source

What’s the Big Deal About Bitcoin Above the Gold Price Anyway?

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 03. 09:00

What’s the Big Deal About Bitcoin Above the Gold Price Anyway?

As the Bitcoin price approached parity with the gold price, the significance of the price event elicited much debate in the Bitcoin Community. While many bitcoiners take bitcoin-gold price parity as evidence of the digital currency’s continued success, some analysts suggest the event is meaningless. Related: Gold and Bitcoin Form Symbiotic Relationship “What is even

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Bitcoin Traders Still Bullish As Price Nears $1,300 Highs

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 03. 01:10

Bitcoin Traders Still Bullish As Price Nears $1,300 Highs Bitcoin traders are still bullish as the digital currency continues to reach new all-time highs.

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Several New Hardware Wallet Features Introduced As Demand Increases

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 03. 01:00

Several New Hardware Wallet Features Introduced As Demand Increases

Over the past few months, the leading hardware wallet manufacturers have improved their services. Demand for these devices has also been skyrocketing over the course of bitcoin’s recent price rise. These days, cryptocurrency enthusiasts who want to secure their funds by utilizing cold storage hardware have more options than ever before. Also read: The OpenDime ‘Bitcoin Stick’

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The $45-Dollar Question: What's Going On With the Price of Dash?

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 21:08

The $45-Dollar Question: What's Going On With the Price of Dash? The price of dash is on a tear – but why?

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North Dakota Bitcoin Bill Fails in House Vote

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 17:50

North Dakota Bitcoin Bill Fails in House Vote A bill that would have enabled North Dakota's government officials to study virtual currency regulation has failed.

Source

Bitcoin’s Rocket Boosters on Full Throttle as Price Skyrockets to New ATH

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 02. 16:31

Bitcoin’s Rocket Boosters on Full Throttle as Price Skyrockets to New ATH

The price of bitcoin has once again crossed another all-time high reaching an average of US$1240 across global exchanges, before climbing to new heights above $1250. Bitcoin’s value had already met parity with the price of one ounce of gold and had also beaten the December 4th, 2013 Mt. Gox ATH price of $1242. Also

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The Price of Bitcoin is Now Worth One Ounce of Gold

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 16:00

The Price of Bitcoin is Now Worth One Ounce of Gold Bitcoin’s price has reached parity with the per-ounce spot price of gold for the second time in its history.

Source

The Price of Bitcoin is Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 16:00

The Price of Bitcoin is Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold Bitcoin’s price has reached parity with the per-ounce spot price of gold for the second time in its history.

Source

The Price of Bitcoin is Now Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 16:00

The Price of Bitcoin is Now Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold Bitcoin’s price has reached parity with the per-ounce spot price of gold for the second time in its history.

Source

Reuters: Self-Proclaimed 'Satoshi' Craig Wright Still Seeking Bitcoin Patents

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 15:22

Reuters: Self-Proclaimed 'Satoshi' Craig Wright Still Seeking Bitcoin Patents The man who controversially claimed to be bitcoin's inventor has featured in a report claiming he is making a "land grab" for bitcoin patents.

Source

One Bitcoin is Now Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold for First Time

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 02. 14:30

One Bitcoin is Now Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold for First Time

One bitcoin has now, at least briefly, been worth more than one ounce of gold, hitting $1239.9 at the bitcoin exchange Bitstamp, while an ounce of gold was priced at $1238.67. The last time a single bitcoin might have been worth more than an ounce of gold happened in November 2013, more than three years ago. Having

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One Bitcoin Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold for First Time

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 02. 14:30

One Bitcoin Worth More Than One Ounce of Gold for First Time

One bitcoin has now, at least briefly, been worth more than one ounce of gold, hitting $1239.9 at the bitcoin exchange Bitstamp, while an ounce of gold was priced at $1238.67. The last time a single bitcoin might have been worth more than an ounce of gold happened in November 2013, more than three years ago. Having

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Canada's Scotiabank Completes Blockchain Trial for Trade Reports

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 14:17

Canada's Scotiabank Completes Blockchain Trial for Trade Reports Blockchain services firm AlphaPoint has completed a proof-of-technology trial of its blockchain platform for Canada's Scotiabank.

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The Lack of Blockchain Talent is Becoming An Industry Concern

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 13:45

The Lack of Blockchain Talent is Becoming An Industry Concern At the DTCC's Fintech Symposium, the lack of available blockchain job applicants was cited as a roadblock to industry goals.

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Bitfinex Will Not Obtain License to Do Business in Washington State

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 02. 12:00

Bitfinex Will Not Obtain License to Do Business in Washington State

Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has stopped servicing Washington State customers, reportedly due to the state requiring a money transmitter license. Also read: Coinbase Exits as Hawaii Requires Bitcoin Companies to Hold Fiat Reserves  Exiting Washington State, Will Not Obtain License Bitfinex has recently modified its terms of service which now includes the following clause:

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Ethereum Spam Attacks Are Back – This Time on the Test Network

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 11:30

Ethereum Spam Attacks Are Back – This Time on the Test Network Following DoS attacks on the ethereum network last year, an attacker has picked an easier target to spam: Ropsten, the ethereum testing network.

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Don’t Miss the Fine Print on That Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 02. 10:00

Don’t Miss the Fine Print on That Bitcoin ETF

The hyped decision by the SEC about a Bitcoin ETF could either make bitcoin available on mainstream trading and investment platforms for Middle America…or not.   This would mean mainstream investment platforms offer bitcoin as a US-regulated stock. “This will make the price go to mars,” says a Bitcoiner on Reddit. Indeed, a potential Bitcoin

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How the Hyped Lumino Whitepaper Details Protocol for Scaling Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 02. 09:10

How the Hyped Lumino Whitepaper Details Protocol for Scaling Bitcoin

Rootstock’s Chief Scientist, Sergio Demian Lerner, has been hinting about a new Bitcoin scaling solution called Lumino for over a month. Lumino’s whitepaper has finally surfaced, introducing the Lumino Transaction Compression Protocol (LTCP). Also read: Bitcoin Upgrade Lumino Introduces a New Approach to Scalability  The Lumino Network and Protocol Similar to a new envisioning of

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47 Banks Complete DLT Cloud Pilot With Ripple Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 02. 02:29

47 Banks Complete DLT Cloud Pilot With Ripple Tech A consortium of 47 banks has completed a distributed ledger technology pilot spearheaded by SBI Ripple Asia.

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Veriphant Helps Enable Legal Proofs in the Bitcoin Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 02. 01:00

Veriphant Helps Enable Legal Proofs in the Bitcoin Blockchain

Data immutability service Veriphant uses the Bitcoin blockchain and other methods to ensure their customers’ data is completely immutable and even legal in a court of law. Bitcoin.com talked to founder Charles Fairclough about his recently-launched service. Also Read: Comparison: 3 Platforms Paying You in Bitcoin for Uploading Images  About Veriphant How the business world notarizes

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Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High for Second Day in a Row

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 23:19

Bitcoin Price Sets New All-Time High for Second Day in a Row Bitcoin prices keep reaching new all-time highs, buoying the current rally's staying power.

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Thailand's National Stock Exchange is Building a Blockchain Market

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 20:50

Thailand's National Stock Exchange is Building a Blockchain Market Thailand's national stock exchange is reportedly planning to launch a blockchain-based market through which startups can raise money.

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Kraken Acquires Market Visualization Platform Cryptowatch

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 01. 19:00

Kraken Acquires Market Visualization Platform Cryptowatch

This week the San Francisco-based bitcoin exchange Kraken announced the acquisition of the popular charting and trading platform Cryptowatch.  Also read: Kraken Snatches Two Competitor Exchanges, Expands to North America Kraken Acquires The Cryptocurrency Market Visualization Tool Cryptowatch Cryptowatch is a charting and trading platform that covers over 150 markets in real-time. The application covers 22

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Kraken Buys Out Digital Currency Data Portal Cryptowatch

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 18:47

Kraken Buys Out Digital Currency Data Portal Cryptowatch Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced the acqui-hire of market portal Cryptowatch.

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230 Million: Ethereum Classic Community Backs Limit on Total Tokens

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 17:46

230 Million: Ethereum Classic Community Backs Limit on Total Tokens The community around ethereum classic is planning to putting a cap on the total amount of blockchain tokens that will ever be created.

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A Regulatory Storm Is Forming in China: Video Verifications Required, Futures Forbidden

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 01. 16:30

A Regulatory Storm Is Forming in China: Video Verifications Required, Futures Forbidden

Some new revelations have been coming from China concerning the recent bitcoin exchange policies within the region. The leading exchange BTCC has revealed it will be offering zero fees for USD/BTC trades for one month. Meanwhile, Chinese exchanges are beginning to lift withdrawal suspensions but are asking for further customer identification. Related: The Butterfly Effect of

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CoinDesk Research Releases New Data on Blockchain 'ICOs'

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 16:02

CoinDesk Research Releases New Data on Blockchain 'ICOs' CoinDesk Research highlights the key findings from its first ‘Spotlight Study’ of 2017: an in-depth look at the blockchain token sales or ICOs.

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CoinDesk Research: Speculation Driving Boom in Blockchain 'ICOs'

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 16:02

CoinDesk Research: Speculation Driving Boom in Blockchain 'ICOs' CoinDesk Research highlights the key findings from its first ‘Spotlight Study’ of 2017: an in-depth look at the blockchain token sales or ICOs.

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Indian Central Banker: Potential of Blockchain Currencies 'Overstated'

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 15:05

Indian Central Banker: Potential of Blockchain Currencies 'Overstated' A deputy governor for the Reserve Bank of India critiqued digital currencies such as bitcoin in a speech today.

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Disruption Not Included? Ethereum Alliance Shows Blockchain Shift

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 13:30

Disruption Not Included? Ethereum Alliance Shows Blockchain Shift The founding members of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance are looking for the best of both worlds – for startups and incumbents.

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Gold Bug Peter Schiff Calls Bitcoin ‘Digital Fool’s Gold’

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 01. 12:00

Gold Bug Peter Schiff Calls Bitcoin ‘Digital Fool’s Gold’

This week CNBC broadcast a debate between financial markets commentator Brian Kelly, and gold proponent and economist Peter Schiff on the show “Fast Money.” The two finance experts discussed which was a better investment — Bitcoin or gold? Bitcoin has been a contentious issue for gold bugs since the cryptocurrency was created. Over the past few

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Bank of Japan Official: DAO-Style Problems Could Dampen DLT

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 11:50

Bank of Japan Official: DAO-Style Problems Could Dampen DLT An official from Japan’s central bank invoked failed ethereum-based project The DAO in a speech yesterday.

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New Blockchain Organization Launched in Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley'

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 10:52

New Blockchain Organization Launched in Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley' A new blockchain-focused nonprofit organization has launched in Switzerland with the aim of promoting and researching the tech.

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UBS, PwC Back Blockchain Group in Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley'

CoinDesk

2017. Mar. 01. 10:52

UBS, PwC Back Blockchain Group in Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley' A new blockchain-focused nonprofit organization has launched in Switzerland with the aim of promoting and researching the tech.

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Cypherpunk Steve Schear: ‘Bitcoin Is a Viable Alternative to National Money’

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 01. 09:00

Cypherpunk Steve Schear: ‘Bitcoin Is a Viable Alternative to National Money’

It has been said many times: the decentralized cryptocurrency bitcoin was born from the libertarian ideals of the cypherpunk movement. Just recently Bitcoin.com chatted with cypherpunk Steve Schear, interim Chief Operating Officer at Stash Crypto, to discuss the history of this movement and the emerging technologies pushing it forward. Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the

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Here’s (Most of) What Has Happened to Bitcoin in China So Far in 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. Mar. 01. 01:00

Here’s (Most of) What Has Happened to Bitcoin in China So Far in 2017

2017 for bitcoin has already been dizzying. The price broke $1,000 on January 1 and, last week, it broke through an all-time high. The price gains have come as a flurry of events in China, where the digital currency is defined as a ‘virtual good’, have left the Bitcoin scene there in disarray.  Related: The Butterfly Effect

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