Famous Bitcoiners who left crypto

bitcoinful

2017. Apr. 30. 22:00

Famous Bitcoiners who left crypto Satoshi Nakamoto: Disappeared after Gavin went to the CIA. Might be still amongst us.Mike Hearn:...

Famous Bitcoiners who left crypto

bitcoinful

2017. Apr. 30. 20:00

Famous Bitcoiners who left crypto Satoshi Nakamoto: Disappeared after Gavin went to the CIA. Might be still amongst us.Mike Hearn:...

Maybe We Can All Get Along After All – Even in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 30. 18:00

Maybe We Can All Get Along After All – Even in Bitcoin

Over the past year, the Bitcoin scaling debate has escalated to new levels. It seems no one can come to an agreement on the best path forward and people have resorted to attacks, slander, and rancorous disputes. Throughout the most recent hostility, a refreshing post on the subreddit r/bitcoin concerning a discussion on the r/btc

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716 CryptocurrenciesMarket Cap: $35,596,556,626#Bitcoin...

bitcoinful

2017. Apr. 30. 17:00

716 CryptocurrenciesMarket Cap: $35,596,556,626#Bitcoin...

716 CryptocurrenciesMarket Cap: $35,596,556,626#Bitcoin Dominance: 60.4%

716 CryptocurrenciesMarket Cap: $35,596,556,626#Bitcoin...

bitcoinful

2017. Apr. 30. 15:00

716 CryptocurrenciesMarket Cap: $35,596,556,626#Bitcoin...

716 CryptocurrenciesMarket Cap: $35,596,556,626#Bitcoin Dominance: 60.4%

Crowdfunding Hollywood? Regulation Isn't Making it Easy for ICO Projects

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 30. 14:50

Crowdfunding Hollywood? Regulation Isn't Making it Easy for ICO Projects A plan to use token-based crowdfunding to fund a new movie hit regulatory issues, but future efforts could bring a boost to creative projects.

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MimbleWimble: Why Silly Sounding Tech Could Seriously Reform Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 30. 14:25

MimbleWimble: Why Silly Sounding Tech Could Seriously Reform Bitcoin BlockCypher's CEO speaks out about the dysfunction in bitcoin's community and why she believes new tech could help save it.

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MimbleWimble: Silly Sounding Tech Could Seriously Reform Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 30. 14:25

MimbleWimble: Silly Sounding Tech Could Seriously Reform Bitcoin BlockCypher's CEO speaks out about the dysfunction in bitcoin's community and why she believes new tech could help save it.

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Is Bitcoin at Risk as Google and IBM Aim for 50-Qubit Quantum Computers?

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 30. 12:00

Is Bitcoin at Risk as Google and IBM Aim for 50-Qubit Quantum Computers?

A looming concern in the crypto community is whether quantum computing will destroy Bitcoin’s underlying protocol. People are worried government agencies or other nefarious entities will crack bitcoin’s code with quantum algorithms and undermine blockchain technology. In reality, these fears reflect more of an imagined doomsday scenario than a true statement about future events. Also read:

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Antigua and Barbuda Drafts Laws to ‘Implement’ Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 30. 01:00

Antigua and Barbuda Drafts Laws to ‘Implement’ Bitcoin

The government of Antigua and Barbuda is drafting laws “for the implementation of Bitcoin,” according to a local publication. The decision may have been influenced by online gambling mogul Calvin Ayre and even self-proclaimed “Bitcoin creator” Craig Wright. Also read: Craig Wright-associated Nchain Claimed to Be Largest Acquisition in Bitcoin History Drafting Bitcoin Laws The

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Arizona Localbitcoins Trader Detained by U.S. Homeland Security

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 29. 18:00

Arizona Localbitcoins Trader Detained by U.S. Homeland Security

A well-known bitcoin blogger and Localbitcoins trader was taken into custody by Federal law enforcement agencies in Arizona last week. Thomas Costanzo, otherwise known as “Morpheus” is allegedly being investigated for digital currency money laundering charges. Also Read: Bitcoin’s Triumphant Q1 Price Resilience and Performance Surpassed All Fiat Currencies Arizona Bitcoin Trader Arrested by Federal Agents  

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What Bitcoin Traders Should Know About Fundamental Analysis

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 29. 14:40

What Bitcoin Traders Should Know About Fundamental Analysis While there are many different methods for evaluating the price of bitcoin, fundamental analysis may be the most valuable.

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Ethereum Meets Zcash? Why IPFS Plans a Multi-Blockchain Browser

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 29. 13:45

Ethereum Meets Zcash? Why IPFS Plans a Multi-Blockchain Browser Juan Benet, the creator of decentralized data-storing protocol IPFS, has big plans for connecting blockchains across the planet, and beyond...

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West Virginia Bill Aims to Define Bitcoin as a Monetary Instrument

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 29. 12:00

West Virginia Bill Aims to Define Bitcoin as a Monetary Instrument

West Virginia bureaucrats are moving forward to define bitcoin and other digital currencies with an anti-money laundering (AML) bill. The state’s latest House Bill 2585 will add bitcoin to the regions’ AML statutes defining virtual currencies as a ‘monetary instrument.’ Also Read: Bitcoin’s Triumphant Q1 Price Resilience and Performance Surpassed All Fiat Currencies Cryptocurrency May be

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Mining fee contribution raised

Bitbargain.com

2017. Apr. 29. 06:38

Mining fee contribution raised

We have raised our own contribution to the TXFEE from 0.0006 BTC to 0.001 BTC. This means that even if you choose to add no fee of your own, we still pay 0.001 BTC when you make the withdrawal. And if you choose to target the fastest confirmation with the highest fee option, we still contribute that much to the withdrawal as before, that way you don’t have to pay as high of a mining fee as you normally would.

The fastest confirmation option in the dropdown box is currently 0.00028721 BTC with over 40,000 pending transactions in the mempool.

Also: the sending part of the wallet has been rewritten from scratch for reliability and to fix some bugs (direct wallet transfers no longer require you to have the mining fee available).

India’s Government May Be Preparing to Legalize and Regulate Bitcoin This Summer

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 29. 05:35

India’s Government May Be Preparing to Legalize and Regulate Bitcoin This Summer

Over the past few years, India and bitcoin has had a positive relationship as the decentralized currency has grown in popularity within the country. Now a few regional news outlets are reporting that India’s government may be preparing to legalize and regulate bitcoin as a form of payment this summer. Also read: Markets Update: Bitcoin Price

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Mining fee contribution raised

Bitbargain.com

2017. Apr. 29. 04:38

Mining fee contribution raised

We have raised our own contribution to the TXFEE from 0.0006 BTC to 0.001 BTC. This means that even if you choose to add no fee of your own, we still pay 0.001 BTC when you make the withdrawal. And if you choose to target the fastest confirmation with the highest fee option, we still contribute that much to the withdrawal as before, that way you don’t have to pay as high of a mining fee as you normally would.

The fastest confirmation option in the dropdown box is currently 0.00028721 BTC with over 40,000 pending transactions in the mempool.

Also: the sending part of the wallet has been rewritten from scratch for reliability and to fix some bugs (direct wallet transfers no longer require you to have the mining fee available).

Arizona Bitcoin Trader in Custody Following Police Raid

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 22:01

Arizona Bitcoin Trader in Custody Following Police Raid A bitcoin advocate and trader in Arizona remains in custody after his home was raided last week by federal officials.

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$1,300 and Counting: What's Next For Bitcoin Prices?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 20:56

$1,300 and Counting: What's Next For Bitcoin Prices? The price of bitcoin is once again trading near an all-time high. After about a month of uncertainty following the rejection of a major investment vehicle, bitcoin prices reached $1,343.59, a new all-time high on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index on Thursday, breaking the previous record of $1,325.81, set in March. Yet, even after this modest pullback, […]

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New York Bitcoin Trader Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Money Transmission

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 19:50

New York Bitcoin Trader Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Money Transmission A New York-based bitcoin trader has plead guilty to unlawful money transmission and making false statements to federal officials.

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Rise Climbs to Uncharted Territory

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 28. 18:44

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Rise Climbs to Uncharted Territory

The price of bitcoin has seen a spontaneous rise during the last week of April as the cryptocurrency’s fiat value has climbed to new highs. Over the course of the afternoon and evening of April 27 bitcoin’s price spiked to an all-time high of US$1360 across global exchanges.  Also read: Japanese City Accepts Bitcoin Donations Bitcoin

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German Regulators Order OneCoin to 'Dismantle Trading System'

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 16:15

German Regulators Order OneCoin to 'Dismantle Trading System' Germany is stepping up its ongoing crackdown on OneCoin, a digital currency investment scheme widely believed to be fraudulent.

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Parity Technologies Introduces New Bitcoin Software Written in Rust

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 28. 16:00

Parity Technologies Introduces New Bitcoin Software Written in Rust

On April 27 the startup Parity Technologies announced the release of a new protocol stack using a new implementation of the Bitcoin software. The ‘Parity Bitcoin’ client is written in Rust adding one more alternative implementation to the Bitcoin ecosystem.    Also read: There’s a Big Difference Between Electronic Fiat and Cryptocurrency Another Version of the

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Zebpay Aids Indian Police After Bank Thieves Buy Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 15:26

Zebpay Aids Indian Police After Bank Thieves Buy Bitcoin Indian bitcoin exchange Zebpay has had its bank account unfrozen following a state investigation into a bank hack, the startup said today.

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ICO Debate Exposes Rift in Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 14:35

ICO Debate Exposes Rift in Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Differences between EEA members at a public debate reveal how the group is growing and progressing.

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Florida's Money Laundering Statute Won't Affect Most Bitcoin Users

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 13:30

Florida's Money Laundering Statute Won't Affect Most Bitcoin Users What's the potential impact of a recent court decision in Florida that centered on definitions for bitcoin and money transmission?

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Ethereum Stole the Show at Microsoft's New York City Demo Day

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 12:00

Ethereum Stole the Show at Microsoft's New York City Demo Day Ethereum featured strongly at a recent Microsoft demo day designed to show the diverse ways technology is being used to solve problems.

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West Virginia Lawmakers Complete Bitcoin Money Laundering Bill

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 28. 11:00

West Virginia Lawmakers Complete Bitcoin Money Laundering Bill Lawmakers in the US state of West Virginia have completed work on a bill that would make it a felony to use bitcoin for laundering money.

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Mysterium To Build Blockchain-based VPN for Secure, Anonymous Internet Connection

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 28. 09:00

Mysterium To Build Blockchain-based VPN for Secure, Anonymous Internet Connection

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. 27th April, Zug, Switzerland: Blockchain startup Mysterium Foundation has announced its

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Antminers May Contain Backdoor Vulnerability…Or Buggy Security Feature

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 28. 07:00

Antminers May Contain Backdoor Vulnerability…Or Buggy Security Feature

There have been recent allegations that Bitmain can shut down all of its Antminer mining hardware remotely. This supposed “backdoor” vulnerability has been dubbed “Antbleed,” and can be viewed via lines of code on Github and Pastebin. The website antbleed.com was created apparently to explain the vulnerability to the public. Also read: There’s a Big Difference Between Electronic

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R3 Blasts JP Morgan Consortium Exit as 'At Odds' With Global Banks

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 22:05

R3 Blasts JP Morgan Consortium Exit as 'At Odds' With Global Banks JP Morgan is out at the global banking consortium R3 – and the group had some choice words to describe its departure.

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Federal Agents Raid Home of Arizona Bitcoin Trader

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 20:37

Federal Agents Raid Home of Arizona Bitcoin Trader A bitcoin advocate and trader based in Arizona was arrested last week by federal authorities, according to local reports. Reports from websites include Freedom’s Phoenix and Phoenix New Times indicate that Thomas Costanzo was arrested on 20th April for unlawful possession of ammunition stemming from a prior conviction. The arrest resulted from a home raid led by […]

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There’s a Big Difference Between Electronic Fiat and Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 27. 18:00

There’s a Big Difference Between Electronic Fiat and Cryptocurrency

With all different types of digital money these days and accounts represented electronically, people often wonder what’s the difference between traditional electronic currency issued by banks and permissionless cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Also read: Why All Central Banks’ E-Currencies Will Fail Horribly   The Big Push for a Cashless Society Over the past few years, there’s

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Antbleed: Bitcoin's Newest New Controversy Explained

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 18:00

Antbleed: Bitcoin's Newest New Controversy Explained A mining chip vulnerability that could potentially be used to remotely shut off bitcoin mining machines was revealed yesterday – with a fix from the manufacturer following shortly after. Involving controversial mining chip manufacturer Bitmain, the issue is what some are calling a "backdoor" in the code that controls its hardware, offering the company a […]

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Bitcoin's Price Sets New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 17:25

Bitcoin's Price Sets New All-Time High The price of bitcoin has hit a new all-time high, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).

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Japanese Banks Trial Virtual Currency For Funds Transfers

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 16:50

Japanese Banks Trial Virtual Currency For Funds Transfers Members of Japanese bank consortium focused on blockchain is set to test a virtual currency-based funds transfer system.

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Bitfinex Price Spreads Bring Uncertainty to Bitcoin’s Price Rally

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 27. 15:30

Bitfinex Price Spreads Bring Uncertainty to Bitcoin’s Price Rally

One week has passed since bitcoin exchange Bitfinex announced issues with banking partners and halted fiat withdrawals for its customers. Since then the price of bitcoin has been rallying upwards reaching new highs across global exchanges. As the price surges, Bitfinex prices have been $100 higher than at other exchanges, making traders worrisome a bubble is

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Ethereum's Ether Token Tops $60 to Set New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 15:20

Ethereum's Ether Token Tops $60 to Set New All-Time High The price of ether has hit a new all-time high, exceeding $60 for the first time ever.

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Catastrophic Property Risks? There's a Blockchain for That

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 15:00

Catastrophic Property Risks? There's a Blockchain for That Insurance consortium B3i is in the middle of a "sprint" to complete a smart contract to help more efficiently protect risky property.

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Fresh From Goldman Sachs, Chain's New President Reveals Top Priorities

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 14:00

Fresh From Goldman Sachs, Chain's New President Reveals Top Priorities Chain'a new president Tom Jessop reveals his plans for the well-funded blockchain firm after spending his first week in the role.

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Fresh From Goldman Sachs, Chain's President Reveals Priorities

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 14:00

Fresh From Goldman Sachs, Chain's President Reveals Priorities Chain's new president Tom Jessop reveals his future plans for the well-funded blockchain firm after spending his first week in the role.

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Fresh From Goldman, Chain President Reveals Blockchain Priorities

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 14:00

Fresh From Goldman, Chain President Reveals Blockchain Priorities Chain's new president Tom Jessop reveals his future plans for the well-funded blockchain firm after spending his first week in the role.

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Blockchain Lets This Startup Trade Gold That's Still in the Ground

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 13:00

Blockchain Lets This Startup Trade Gold That's Still in the Ground Orebits, in partnership with Symbiont, has launched 'smart certificates' that can be traded and exchanged for unmined gold reserves.

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Why All Central Banks’ E-Currencies Will Fail Horribly

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 27. 12:00

Why All Central Banks’ E-Currencies Will Fail Horribly

Imagine a prize of $1 trillion. Let’s say it’s not legal to claim it, but what if nobody could trace it? Would you do it? If not you, then I’m sure there would be plenty of people waiting in line behind you. Keep that in mind. Also read: The Fraud of Intellectual Property From time to time

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Bitcoin's DC Debut: All Eyes Watch the US Government's Response

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 12:00

Bitcoin's DC Debut: All Eyes Watch the US Government's Response Bitcoin regulatory expert Jerry Brito recounts the tech's early days in Washington, DC, and the work that went into its successful regulatory debut.

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7 United Nations Agencies Are Now Investigating Blockchain Applications

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 27. 11:00

7 United Nations Agencies Are Now Investigating Blockchain Applications A group of UN agencies is seeking input on blockchain applications that could help with international assistance.

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Lunyr Crowdsale Ends in Less Than 24 Hours

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 27. 09:00

Lunyr Crowdsale Ends in Less Than 24 Hours

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. Lunyr, the first decentralized world knowledge base built on Ethereum, is

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Segwit Locks In on Litecoin, Will Activate

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 27. 08:00

Segwit Locks In on Litecoin, Will Activate

Litecoin has surpassed the required number of signaling blocks needed to activate Segregated Witness (Segwit) on Wednesday. Segwit is therefore locked in on Litecoin. “After Segwit is locked-in, it will activate,” wrote Segwit’s development team. Also read: Litecoin Reaches Round Table Resolution for Protocol Upgrade Segwit Locked In Early on Wednesday, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee tweeted: “Segwit

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Overstock’s Medici and Ripio to Bring Bitcoin Financial Services to Emerging Markets

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 27. 01:00

Overstock’s Medici and Ripio to Bring Bitcoin Financial Services to Emerging Markets

Overstock’s blockchain technology arm, Medici Ventures, has partnered with Bitcoin consumer financial services platform Ripio to democratize access to financial services in emerging markets. Also read: Mexico’s New Bill Could Be a Game Changer for Bitcoin Medici Ventures Partners with Ripio Medici Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock.com Inc., announced on Wednesday that it has

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India is Cracking Down on OneCoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 23:49

India is Cracking Down on OneCoin Reports are emerging that authorities in India are undertaking a broad crackdown on OneCoin.

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Former Coinbase Engineer Launches Ethereum Search Engine

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 22:20

Former Coinbase Engineer Launches Ethereum Search Engine A former software engineer for digital currency startup Coinbase has launched a new search engine for ethereum.

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales’ News Project to Pay Journalists in Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 26. 22:04

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales’ News Project to Pay Journalists in Bitcoin

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has a lot of respect for the Bitcoin community. On April 25, he published a Reddit post describing a news project he envisioned called Wikitribune. In the post, he showered the Bitcoin community with praise, saying how much generosity the group demonstrated before and after Wikipedia started accepting Bitcoin donations.

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Bitcoin Price Sets New Single Exchange All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 20:36

Bitcoin Price Sets New Single Exchange All-Time High The price of bitcoin hit an all-time high on Bitfinex amid increasing concerns about the state of the market and its infrastructure.

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Spotify Acquires Blockchain Startup Mediachain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 18:45

Spotify Acquires Blockchain Startup Mediachain Digital media streaming service Spotify has acquired blockchain startup Mediachain Labs as part of an undisclosed deal.

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Ripple Adds 10 New Financial Firms to 'Blockchain Network'

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 17:59

Ripple Adds 10 New Financial Firms to 'Blockchain Network' Ten new partners have joined Ripple's "blockchain network," which focuses on cross-border transactions and DLT standards.

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Bitcoin’s Triumphant Q1 Price Resilience and Performance Surpassed All Fiat Currencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 26. 17:37

Bitcoin’s Triumphant Q1 Price Resilience and Performance Surpassed All Fiat Currencies

The price of bitcoin is once again steadily rising towards the US$1300 range and currently outperforming the price of one ounce of gold. The first quarter of 2017 has shown bitcoin’s market resilience is stronger than it’s ever been before. Also Read: Brexit and Bitcoin and Gold, Oh My! Bitcoin Q1 2017: Outperforming the Nation

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Nevada Senators Unanimously Advance Blockchain Tax Ban

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 17:24

Nevada Senators Unanimously Advance Blockchain Tax Ban Senators in Nevada have unanimously backed a proposal that would block local authorities from instituting taxes or fees on blockchain use.

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Bitcoin's Price is Nearing All-Time Highs, But Market Confidence Isn't

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 16:13

Bitcoin's Price is Nearing All-Time Highs, But Market Confidence Isn't While the price of bitcoin is within striking distance of all-time highs set in March, worries about the state of the network's infrastructure are combining to depress sentiment. Chief among concerns are the ongoing issues at British Virgin Islands-based digital currency exchange Bitfinex, as the market's dominant US dollar exchange saw banking problems appear seemingly […]

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Grayscale Opens Ethereum Classic Vehicle to Accredited Investors

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 15:30

Grayscale Opens Ethereum Classic Vehicle to Accredited Investors Digital Currency Group subsidiary Grayscale Investments is launching a new investment vehicle for the alternative digital asset ether classic.

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Blockchains and Personal Data Protection Regulations Explained

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 14:30

Blockchains and Personal Data Protection Regulations Explained Blockchain will likely increase personal data protections, but challenges lie ahead with the regulatory environment, says lawyer Jacek Czarnecki.

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Dual Blockchain Token MobileGo Raises $4.5M First 4 Hours of Crowdsale

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 26. 14:00

Dual Blockchain Token MobileGo Raises $4.5M First 4 Hours of Crowdsale

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. MobileGo, a cryptocurrency aiming to bring smart contract technologies to the

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Litecoin's SegWit Activation: Why it Matters and What's Next

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 13:30

Litecoin's SegWit Activation: Why it Matters and What's Next SegWit, a highly anticipated code change, is set to lock-in on the public litecoin blockchain today. Here's what you need to know.

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The Tech to Timestamp Data in Bitcoin’s Blockchain Has Evolved Far Past Single-File Uploads

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 26. 13:00

The Tech to Timestamp Data in Bitcoin’s Blockchain Has Evolved Far Past Single-File Uploads

Using Bitcoin’s blockchain to timestamp data has evolved far past single-file uploads that have users pay a Bitcoin network fee. Full-featured APIs and platforms like Opentimestamps are free, open source protocols which allow a wide range of applications to be built on top of them. Also read: Bitcoin’s Blockchain Timestamping Standards Face Off Opentimestamps has been offering

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Overstock Caps Series A for Bitcoin Startup Ripio With $400k Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 11:59

Overstock Caps Series A for Bitcoin Startup Ripio With $400k Funding Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures has added the South American bitcoin payments startup to its stable of blockchain-focused investments.

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EU Report: DLT Could Increase Cyber Risks for Financial Institutions

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 26. 11:00

EU Report: DLT Could Increase Cyber Risks for Financial Institutions The proliferation of new technologies such as blockchain could increase risks in Europe’s financial system, according to a new report.

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Fork Attack ft. @aantonop #bitcoin #music

bitcoinful

2017. Apr. 26. 07:43

Fork Attack ft. @aantonop #bitcoin #music

Fork Attack ft. @aantonop #bitcoin #music

Fork Attack ft. @aantonop #bitcoin #music

bitcoinful

2017. Apr. 26. 05:43

Fork Attack ft. @aantonop #bitcoin #music

Fork Attack ft. @aantonop #bitcoin #music

Altcoins Planning Segwit Integration Experience Price Pumps

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 26. 02:00

Altcoins Planning Segwit Integration Experience Price Pumps

Over the course of the past few months, a bunch of altcoins are jumping on the Segregated Witness (Segwit) bandwagon. Currently, cryptocurrency enthusiasts are focusing in on Litecoin (LTC) markets because the price is pumping as Segwit nears activation on the LTC network. Also read: The Great Price Divide Widens During Bitcoin’s 2017 Rise Litecoin Segwit Activation

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Litecoin Prices Surge to 3-Year High As Tech Upgrade Nears

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 23:00

Litecoin Prices Surge to 3-Year High As Tech Upgrade Nears Litecoin prices hit a three-year high today – a feat analysts credited to its progress on its technical roadmap.

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Bank of England Seeks Startups for DLT Privacy Projects

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 21:55

Bank of England Seeks Startups for DLT Privacy Projects The UK’s central bank is looking for partners for distributed ledger projects focused on data privacy.

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SEC Approves Petition to Review Bitcoin ETF Rejection

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 21:46

SEC Approves Petition to Review Bitcoin ETF Rejection

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected the proposed rule change to list and trade a Bitcoin ETF on Bats BZX Exchange on March 10. The exchange then filed a petition for a review of the Commission’s decision, which was granted on Monday. Also read: SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF SEC Grants

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Bitpay Gearing up to Test Extension Blocks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 21:00

Bitpay Gearing up to Test Extension Blocks

Recently, the Bcoin team released the specifications and particulars for launching extension blocks for a blockchain protocol upgrade. They have now nearly completed implementing these extension blocks. Bitpay’s CEO Stephen Pair responded with an article on April 24 saying that Bitpay would be willing to test these “secondary blocks” on a testnet.   Also read: Bcoin Developers

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Purse Launches Testnet for Bitcoin Scaling Tech 'Extension Blocks'

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 20:30

Purse Launches Testnet for Bitcoin Scaling Tech 'Extension Blocks' Bitcoin startup Purse is moving ahead with development on 'extension blocks' a proposal to help mitigate bitcoin's current bandwidth issues.

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SEC Orders Review of Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Rejection

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 18:30

SEC Orders Review of Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Rejection The SEC will review its decision to reject a bitcoin exchange-traded fund proposed by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

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The SEC is Now Weighing an Ethereum ETF Proposal

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 18:00

The SEC is Now Weighing an Ethereum ETF Proposal The SEC has quietly begun the process of deciding whether to approve an exchange-traded fund for the digital asset ether.

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UASF Developer Revises Controversial Bitcoin Scaling Proposal

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 17:12

UASF Developer Revises Controversial Bitcoin Scaling Proposal A controversial solution to bitcoin's scaling debate has been updated by the pseudonymous developer who proposed it.

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What's Driving Ether Classic to All-Time Highs?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 16:07

What's Driving Ether Classic to All-Time Highs? Ether classic's price reached an all-time high this week, amid robust transaction volume. We ask the experts why...

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Techshares Help Enterprises Better to Finance During Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 16:02

Techshares Help Enterprises Better to Finance During Blockchain

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. If 2015 was the year when many first heard about blockchain,

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Internet Giant Tencent is Building a Blockchain Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 15:27

Internet Giant Tencent is Building a Blockchain Platform Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent is launching a new suite of blockchain services, detailing the plans in a new white paper.

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South Korea’s Central Bank Report Says ‘Bitcoin and Fiat Currency Can Coexist’

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 15:00

South Korea’s Central Bank Report Says ‘Bitcoin and Fiat Currency Can Coexist’

The Bank of Korea joins the growing list of central banks researching virtual currencies like bitcoin. The South Korean bank has just published a research paper that compares cryptocurrencies to traditional fiat currencies issued by governments. Also read: Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub  South Korea’s Central Bank Researches the Relationship Between Bitcoin and

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Inside the JBI: China's First State-Backed Blockchain Research Group

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 14:15

Inside the JBI: China's First State-Backed Blockchain Research Group China's Jiangsu province has launched a new state-owned entity aimed at providing blockchain market research.

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Inside the JBI: China's Massive New Blockchain Research Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 14:15

Inside the JBI: China's Massive New Blockchain Research Effort China's Jiangsu province has launched a new state-owned entity aimed at providing blockchain market research.

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P2P Giant Dianrong is Preparing for Full Blockchain Integration

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 13:00

P2P Giant Dianrong is Preparing for Full Blockchain Integration VC-backed P2P lending startup Dianrong says it's on the verge of a blockchain integration across its "entire platform".

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'Nowhere Near the Web'? Blockchain Adoption Sees Debate at MIT Event

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 11:30

'Nowhere Near the Web'? Blockchain Adoption Sees Debate at MIT Event At an MIT event this weekend, blockchain experts spoke out on the state of the tech and the obstacles that lie in the path of mainstream adoption.

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Blockchain App Humaniq’s HMQ Token to be Traded on Six Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 11:05

Blockchain App Humaniq’s HMQ Token to be Traded on Six Exchanges

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Blockchain App Humaniq’s HMQ Token to be Traded on Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 11:05

Blockchain App Humaniq’s HMQ Token to be Traded on Exchanges

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, April 24 – Blockchain financial services app Humaniq

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Swift Selects Hyperledger Tech For Cross-Border Blockchain Test

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 09:59

Swift Selects Hyperledger Tech For Cross-Border Blockchain Test Swift has revealed new details of its banking-focused blockchain proof-of-concept that already has a number of notable partners participating.

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‘Rectification Plan’ for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Leaked

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 09:00

‘Rectification Plan’ for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Leaked

    On Monday, Chinese publication 8Btc posted a translation of a document that contained supposedly leaked “rectification guidelines” for bitcoin exchanges. “It’s the first time the document that’s given rise to the regulatory storm on bitcoin exchanges was exposed to the public,” according to the publication. Also read: Major Chinese Exchanges to Postpone the

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ICO Insanity? $300 Million Gnosis Funding Sparks Market Reaction

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 01:55

ICO Insanity? $300 Million Gnosis Funding Sparks Market Reaction The latest in a long line of initial coin offerings (ICOs), a sale held today for tokens that will power the proposed ethereum prediction market Gnosis is emerging as a more novel entry – if not for the reasons intended. Ostensively designed to discourage the kind of speculation that has come to define so-called initial coin offerings […]

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ICO Insanity? $300 Million Gnosis Valuation Sparks Market Reaction

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 25. 01:55

ICO Insanity? $300 Million Gnosis Valuation Sparks Market Reaction Ethereum prediction market project Gnosis sparked broad debate today following an initial coin offering that didn't exactly go as planned.

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Lunyr Crowdsale Successfully Exceeds Minimum Target

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 25. 01:00

Lunyr Crowdsale Successfully Exceeds Minimum Target

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The Backpage Effect: Why the Sex Industry Thrives on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 23:00

The Backpage Effect: Why the Sex Industry Thrives on Bitcoin

Backpage.com is a website like Craigslist, although it is more scandalous and provocative. The site was well-known for allowing sex workers to post solicitations. In 2015, the site was alleged to be permitting prostitution and propping up a sex trafficking ring involving youths. These charges were never validated, but the fallout caused a shift in the way the peaceful

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New Bitcoin Core Software Makes SegWit Optional for Miners

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 22:15

New Bitcoin Core Software Makes SegWit Optional for Miners A new software update – version 0.14.1 – has been released by the Bitcoin Core open-source development community.

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Blockchain Could Expand Central Bank Access, Says Bank of Japan

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 18:25

Blockchain Could Expand Central Bank Access, Says Bank of Japan Central banks could allow access around the clock if they used blockchains, a senior Bank of Japan official speculated last week.

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The Great Price Divide Widens During Bitcoin’s 2017 Rise

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 18:00

The Great Price Divide Widens During Bitcoin’s 2017 Rise

Over the course of the past week, many traders have been discussing the significant price differences between exchanges. Most notably, the spread between Bitfinex and a majority of other exchanges’ rates is considerable. Also read: The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle Begins in Two Weeks The price difference at Bitfinex compared to other exchanges is

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Prague Will Host the Largest Conference Devoted to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 17:24

Prague Will Host the Largest Conference Devoted to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

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Bank of Korea: High Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 16:40

Bank of Korea: High Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use Bank of Korea has published a new working paper that speculates on how a cryptocurrency economy would impact central banks.

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Bank of Korea: Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 16:40

Bank of Korea: Costs Could Limit Cryptocurrency Use Bank of Korea has published a new working paper that speculates on how a cryptocurrency economy would impact central banks.

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The UN Wants to Accept Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 15:00

The UN Wants to Accept Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon The UN is preparing to kick off an epic ethereum pilot, but the future could also include actually accepting cryptocurrencies.

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The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 15:00

The UN Wants to Adopt Bitcoin And Ethereum – And Soon The UN is preparing to kick off an epic ethereum pilot, but the future could also include actually accepting cryptocurrencies.

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Sweden's Land Registry: Legal Hurdles Could Slow Blockchain Use

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 14:15

Sweden's Land Registry: Legal Hurdles Could Slow Blockchain Use Sweden's land registry authority Lantmäteriet sits down with CoinDesk for an exclusive interview on its blockchain R&D efforts.

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Why Sweden is Taking a Chance on Blockchain Land Registry

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 14:15

Why Sweden is Taking a Chance on Blockchain Land Registry Sweden's land registry authority Lantmäteriet sits down with CoinDesk for an exclusive interview on its blockchain R&D efforts.

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New Blockchain Deal Seeks to Expand Delaware's Business Appeal

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 13:00

New Blockchain Deal Seeks to Expand Delaware's Business Appeal Delaware's blockchain initiative is now at the center of global ambitions to attract new business to the tiny US state.

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McAfee’s MGTI ‘Macpool’ Mines 100 BTC per Month

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 12:00

McAfee’s MGTI ‘Macpool’ Mines 100 BTC per Month

MGT Capital Investments (MGTI), the company led by the former anti-virus tycoon John McAfee, has revealed the firm’s bitcoin mining revenue. In a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) annual report filing, the company claims to be one of the largest mining operations in the U.S. According to the SEC documents the firm is mining

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The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 12:00

The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here A slowdown in big announcements may not mean blockchain consortia are doomed – on the contrary, the model may simply be evolving.

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AT&T Explores Cryptocurrency Car Payments in New Patent Filing

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 24. 11:00

AT&T Explores Cryptocurrency Car Payments in New Patent Filing Digital currency payments in vehicles may not be far off, if the ideas in a new patent application from telecom giant AT&T enter real-world use.

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Moonbeam Could Allow Bitcoin to Scale Within Weeks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 09:30

Moonbeam Could Allow Bitcoin to Scale Within Weeks

Moonbeam is an open source protocol that uses Bitcoin payment channels to facilitate instant, off-chain payments between multi-user platforms. “Moonbeam doesn’t require Segwit or larger blocks, and can be deployed on the Bitcoin network today,” according to the project page on Github. Bitcoin.com spoke with Timothy Stranex, CTO at bitcoin exchange Luno and lead developer of the

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New Florida Virtual Currency Bill to Target Bitcoin Money Laundering

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 24. 00:00

New Florida Virtual Currency Bill to Target Bitcoin Money Laundering

Florida lawmakers are considering new legislation that aims to stop virtual currency dealers who participate in money laundering. The bill, sponsored by Miami-Dade Representative Jose Felix Diaz, has passed through the state’s House Appropriations Committee. Also read: The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle Begins in Two Weeks Florida Lawmakers Target Virtual Currency Money Laundering Monetary

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The Fraud of Intellectual Property

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 23. 18:00

The Fraud of Intellectual Property

Copyright. Patent. Trademark. None of these concepts apply comfortably to Bitcoin which was forged in open source and plunked into the public domain to function as a collaborative venture. Intellectual property (IP) itself seems antiquated in the Internet Age with gluts of free data just a Bittorrent away. But IP is an active issue within

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Malta Approves National Strategy Draft to Embrace Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 23. 15:00

Malta Approves National Strategy Draft to Embrace Bitcoin

The first draft of a national strategy to promote Bitcoin and blockchain technology has reportedly been approved by the Cabinet of Malta. This move follows the proposal by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the EU to become “the Bitcoin continent.” Also read: Malta’s Prime Minister Says Europe Should Become the Bitcoin Continent Malta Wants to Lead

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What's Horsepower? Or How to Differentiate Your Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 23. 12:50

What's Horsepower? Or How to Differentiate Your Blockchain Startup Having difficulty marketing your decentralized startup? Fear not, the past yields clues for how new disruptive tech can differentiate.

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What’s To Do Before Ethereum Enters Its Third 'Metropolis' Stage?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 23. 12:26

What’s To Do Before Ethereum Enters Its Third 'Metropolis' Stage? A look at what's still to do for ethereum developers working on the Metropolis upgrade – the platform's third of four planned stages.

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What's to Do Before Ethereum Enters 'Metropolis'?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 23. 12:26

What's to Do Before Ethereum Enters 'Metropolis'? A look at what's still to do for ethereum developers working on the Metropolis upgrade – the platform's third of four planned stages.

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Antonopoulos Warns of Fraudulent Projects In The Blockchain Space

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 23. 11:00

Antonopoulos Warns of Fraudulent Projects In The Blockchain Space

In a talk given at the Africa Blockchain Conference on March 2 called “Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money,” Andreas Antonopoulos provided clarity in regards to new “blockchain” projects that are emerging in the space that might be fraudulent. The purpose of his talk was to give insight on what constitutes the real

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Why ‘Billionaire’ Novogratz Holds 10% of His Wealth in Bitcoin and Ether

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 23. 00:00

Why ‘Billionaire’ Novogratz Holds 10% of His Wealth in Bitcoin and Ether

Billionaire Michael Novogratz reportedly revealed that he has 10 percent of his money invested in bitcoin and ether. He also predicts that the price of bitcoin will go to $2,000. Bitcoin.com looks into how much his net worth is and why he decided to invest in bitcoin. Also read: The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle

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Bitcoin Proponents Are Laser Focused on One Particular Mining Pool

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 22. 18:00

Bitcoin Proponents Are Laser Focused on One Particular Mining Pool

Following the Bitcoin scaling debate has been interesting over the past few months. A lot of people have been focused on certain characters and organizations within the cryptocurrency environment by highlighting their opinions and scaling choices on social media. One particular individual and entity of interest has been the mining group F2 Pool and the

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How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 22. 13:10

How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances Who said bitcoin's volatility is bad? A new remittance service is showing how price differentials could power cheap money transfers.

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You Can Link Monero Transactions – But Which? And What's the Impact?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 22. 12:40

You Can Link Monero Transactions – But Which? And What's the Impact? A new paper provides a technique to link transactions from the privacy-centric cryptocurrency. Should users be worried?

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Litecoin Reaches Round Table Resolution for Protocol Upgrade

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 22. 12:00

Litecoin Reaches Round Table Resolution for Protocol Upgrade

The Litecoin community established a roundtable in order to reach a resolution for protocol upgrades. On April 21, the creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, tweeted that an agreement has been achieved by jokingly saying the community has decided on a new pope.  Also read: What is Asicboost? — An Interview With Developer Jeremy Rubin Members of the Litecoin community published

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Watch This Ethereum Slot Machine Make Payouts in Real Time

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 23:16

Watch This Ethereum Slot Machine Make Payouts in Real Time A new startup is hoping to tap into the billion-dollar online gambling industry by tapping the power of ethereum smart contracts.

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New Dual Blockchain Crowdfund set to run by GameCredits Team

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 20:00

New Dual Blockchain Crowdfund set to run by GameCredits Team

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. Summary: MobileGo is the new dual blockchain token developed by Gamecredits

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Climbs to Higher Peaks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 18:45

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Climbs to Higher Peaks

The price of bitcoin continues to ascend upwards reaching new highs during the end of April. Last week our markets update revealed bitcoin markets experienced a slight bearish hiccup as the price per BTC dropped to a low of $1140. Now the value has been steadily progressing back up over the past three days breaking

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The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle Begins in Two Weeks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 18:00

The One Man Supreme Court Bitlicense Battle Begins in Two Weeks

This past March Bitcoin.com reported on a single Bitcoin entrepreneur taking the New York Bitlicense to court due to the law stifling digital currency businesses and constraining regulations set forth by the New York Division of Financial Services (NYDFS). Now the French national, Theo Chino is taking the case to the Supreme Court with the

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European Commission Backs Blockchain Pilot With €500k Budget

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 17:43

European Commission Backs Blockchain Pilot With €500k Budget The European Union’s executive branch is establishing an "observatory" focused on blockchain as part of a wider pilot project.

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EthBits Launches Token Crowd Sale to Build Next Gen Digital Currency Exchange

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 16:10

EthBits Launches Token Crowd Sale to Build Next Gen Digital Currency Exchange

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. LONDON, April 20, 2017 — EthBits will be raising funds to

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8-Hour Miner Meeting Ends With Litecoin Scaling Agreement

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 16:05

8-Hour Miner Meeting Ends With Litecoin Scaling Agreement Litecoin’s scaling debate may be coming to an end.

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Japanese City Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 16:00

Japanese City Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Ever since the new digital currency legislation was implemented in Japan, Bitcoin has become a hot topic within the region. Now the famous city of Hirosaki is accepting donations for its well known Cherry Blossom Festival that gathers millions of visitors each year. Also read: Japan Declares Sale of Bitcoin Exempt from Consumption Tax City of

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That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 15:30

That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids A thriving bitcoin community emerged at MIT after two students put together a $500,000 bitcoin distribution project.

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That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids...

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 15:30

That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids... A thriving bitcoin community emerged at MIT after two students put together a $500,000 bitcoin distribution project.

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Hedge Fund Founder Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 14:00

Hedge Fund Founder Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether A hedge fund billionaire reportedly called bitcoin and ether the "best investments" of his storied career at an event on Wednesday.

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Hedge Fund Trader Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 14:00

Hedge Fund Trader Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether A hedge fund billionaire reportedly called bitcoin and ether the "best investments" of his storied career at an event on Wednesday.

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Hedge Fund Billionaire Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 14:00

Hedge Fund Billionaire Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether A hedge fund billionaire reportedly called bitcoin and ether the "best investments" of his storied career at an event on Wednesday.

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800% Growth? Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Made Big Gains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 13:00

800% Growth? Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Made Big Gains Ethereum and dash saw aggressive growth in the first quarter of 2017, while interest and investment in bitcoin waned.

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800% Growth? Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 13:00

800% Growth? Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains Ethereum and dash saw aggressive growth in the first quarter of 2017, while interest and investment in bitcoin waned.

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Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 13:00

Q1's Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains Alternative cryptocurrencies are on the rise.

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Abra Now Offers Deposits and Withdrawals at 60+ US Financial Institutions

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 12:08

Abra Now Offers Deposits and Withdrawals at 60+ US Financial Institutions

The Bitcoin payments startup Abra has been busy adding to its service offering since Bitcoin.com reported on its progress in January. Abra users in the U.S. and the Philippines can buy bitcoin via their bank account or with cash. The list of supported banks has been growing fast. On Thursday, the company announced that over

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Bitcoin's Unlimited Potential Lies in Its Apolitical Core

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 12:00

Bitcoin's Unlimited Potential Lies in Its Apolitical Core As bitcoin descends into party politics, contributor Nozomi Hayase makes an appeal for the community to unite behind its original ideals.

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Japanese City Seeks Bitcoin Donations to Preserve Historic Park

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 11:00

Japanese City Seeks Bitcoin Donations to Preserve Historic Park The city of Hirosaki is raising bitcoin donations to help preserve a historic cherry blossom park and its castle.

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Cambodia's Central Bank Signs Deal to Develop Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 21. 05:26

Cambodia's Central Bank Signs Deal to Develop Blockchain Tech Add Cambodia's central bank to the list of major financial market managers investigating blockchain and distributed ledger tech.

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Blockchain Surveillance Tool Created for Banks to Visualize Bitcoin Risks

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 21. 00:00

Blockchain Surveillance Tool Created for Banks to Visualize Bitcoin Risks

The blockchain forensics company Elliptic has announced a new tool designed to help banks visualize illegal activities when dealing with Bitcoin-based startups. The firm has partnered with Silvergate Bank, a financial institution that has made connections with quite a few businesses within the Bitcoin industry. Also read: Has the Next Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed Himself in Bali?

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Spreads Widen at Bitcoin Exchanges Amid Bitfinex Banking Issues

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 22:45

Spreads Widen at Bitcoin Exchanges Amid Bitfinex Banking Issues The world's largest bitcoin exchange by USD volume traded nearly $100 above some of its exchange counterparts earlier today.

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Bitcoin MSB Exemption Goes to New Hampshire Governor for Approval

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 20:04

Bitcoin MSB Exemption Goes to New Hampshire Governor for Approval Senators in New Hampshire have passed a bill that would exempt digital currency traders from money transmission regulations.

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What is Asicboost? — An Interview With Developer Jeremy Rubin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 20. 20:00

What is Asicboost? — An Interview With Developer Jeremy Rubin

The drama surrounding the Bitcoin community reached a fever pitch a couple of weeks ago when the Asicboost “exploit” was revealed by Gregory Maxwell. This revelation exacerbated infighting between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Unlimited, especially since some have claimed that BU supporters have tried to block Segwit activation in order to take advantage of Asicboost’s 30% performance hike. However,

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Wire Transfer Problems Worsen for Digital Currency Exchange Bitfinex

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 18:52

Wire Transfer Problems Worsen for Digital Currency Exchange Bitfinex Digital currency exchange Bitfinex can't send wire transfers abroad due to its ongoing banking issues, representatives said.

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Malta's Government is Developing a National Blockchain Strategy

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 16:50

Malta's Government is Developing a National Blockchain Strategy Malta’s government is reportedly on the cusp of embracing blockchain through the adoption of a national strategy focused on the tech.

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US Government Watchdog: 'Unclear' If New DLT Rules Needed

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 15:30

US Government Watchdog: 'Unclear' If New DLT Rules Needed The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) believes that the question of whether new blockchain regulations are needed remains an open one.

Source

Research Shows How Bitcoin Can Be Attacked Via Internet Routing Infrastructure

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 20. 14:00

Research Shows How Bitcoin Can Be Attacked Via Internet Routing Infrastructure

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Hebrew University have found how “internet routing attacks” and “malicious Internet Service Providers (ISPs)” can attack the Bitcoin network. In their research paper entitled “Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies”, they describe the attacks as well as countermeasures against them. The paper will be presented at the 2017 IEEE Symposium

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Litecoin's Emerging Scaling Debate Explained

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 14:00

Litecoin's Emerging Scaling Debate Explained Why the altcoin is in the midst of a price spike, as well as a noisy discussion over technical changes.

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Is $40 the New Floor for Ethereum's Ether Tokens?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 13:00

Is $40 the New Floor for Ethereum's Ether Tokens? Ether prices have been building strong support at $40. Does this mark a new floor for the emerging cryptocurrency?

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Has the Next Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed Himself in Bali?

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 20. 12:07

Has the Next Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed Himself in Bali?

Someone identifying himself as Satoshi Nakamoto has been answering questions on the popular question and answer website Quora as if he were indeed the inventor of Bitcoin. He claims to be an American living in Bali who will meet with visitors locally. Bitcoin.com reached out to him to find out his story. Also read: Craig

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Take Two: Ethereum Domain Registrar Relaunches on Testnet

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 12:00

Take Two: Ethereum Domain Registrar Relaunches on Testnet An ethereum-based decentralized domain registrar is again moving towards launch following a holdup caused by critical bugs last month.

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IC3 Researchers Propose ‘Solidus’ Protocol for Private Transactions

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 11:00

IC3 Researchers Propose ‘Solidus’ Protocol for Private Transactions Confidential transactions over public blockchains are attainable, according to a new proposal from a team of researchers.

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Coinbase is Planning to Launch an Ethereum Messaging App

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 05:25

Coinbase is Planning to Launch an Ethereum Messaging App Bitcoin exchange and wallet startup Coinbase revealed a new ethereum messaging product currently in testing today.

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The IMF Just Finished its First 'High Level' Meeting on Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 20. 00:30

The IMF Just Finished its First 'High Level' Meeting on Blockchain The IMF held a meeting of an advisory group on fintech today – one that featured heavy representation from blockchain industry execs.

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More Bitcoin Exchanges Fall Victim to Banking Problems

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 19. 22:30

More Bitcoin Exchanges Fall Victim to Banking Problems

Following Bitfinex’s announcement to disable fiat deposits, more bitcoin exchanges are having the same issue. The other trading platforms have also disabled incoming USD wire transfers, citing bank account and “intermediary bank” problems. Also read: Bitfinex’s Problems Pile Up: Deposits Disabled, Withdrawals Delayed Deposit Problem Spreading to Other Exchanges Bitfinex is not the only bitcoin

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Nasdaq Wants to Invest in More Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 20:25

Nasdaq Wants to Invest in More Blockchain Startups Exchange operator Nasdaq is looking to invest in blockchain startups as part of a new venture initiative announced today.

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Cornell Prof: Blockchain Exuberance Shouldn't Cloud Consequences

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 19:25

Cornell Prof: Blockchain Exuberance Shouldn't Cloud Consequences A professor famed for spotting design issues in blockchains has issued new guidance to the technology's wider development community.

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OKCoin Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze US Dollar Deposits

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 17:50

OKCoin Becomes Latest Bitcoin Exchange to Freeze US Dollar Deposits Chinese digital currency exchange OKCoin has stopped accepting US dollar deposits, a move it attributed to banking issues.

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BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 15:30

BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution Platform A subsidiary of banking giant BNP Paribas has revealed it is utilizing blockchain tech for a fund-distribution platform currently in development.

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Cisco, Bosch Reveal New Details on IoT-Blockchain Projects

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 14:59

Cisco, Bosch Reveal New Details on IoT-Blockchain Projects A blockchain-IoT consortium is moving forward on standardizing the technology its participants use with the launch of a new API.

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German Regulator Seizes Funds From a Onecoin Associated Company

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 19. 14:08

German Regulator Seizes Funds From a Onecoin Associated Company

The infamous Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) scheme and so-called ‘cryptocurrency’ Onecoin is under investigation once again. On April 10 the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority otherwise known as Bafin has frozen funds connected with a Onecoin payment processor. Also read: NSA Exploits Reveal the World of 1984 Is Here German Regulator Bafin Freezes a Onecoin-Associated Company’s Assets

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A New Tool Might Finally Make Banks Comfortable With Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 13:59

A New Tool Might Finally Make Banks Comfortable With Bitcoin A new service from crypto monitoring firm Elliptic is aimed to help banks better scrutinize new bitcoin businesses.

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Blockchain Land Registry: A Solution Seeking a Problem?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 13:00

Blockchain Land Registry: A Solution Seeking a Problem? Is land titling a ready-made blockchain use case? CoinDesk profiles the pros and cons in discussion with industry experts.

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Land Registry: A Big Blockchain Use Case Explored

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 13:00

Land Registry: A Big Blockchain Use Case Explored Is land titling a ready-made blockchain use case? CoinDesk profiles the pros and cons in discussion with industry experts.

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Arizona's Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill is Close to Becoming Law

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 12:00

Arizona's Blockchain Gun Tracking Bill is Close to Becoming Law A bill that blocks gun use from being tracked using blockchain tech will soon be signed into law in Arizona.

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US Dollars on the Blockchain? Fed VP Says Not Yet at MIT Event

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 19. 11:00

US Dollars on the Blockchain? Fed VP Says Not Yet at MIT Event The US dollar is not the "low-hanging fruit" for blockchain innovation, according to an executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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How to Run Your Own Instance of Mastodon, the Decentralized Twitter Challenger

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 19. 01:00

How to Run Your Own Instance of Mastodon, the Decentralized Twitter Challenger

Many people are unhappy with Twitter. Some are looking into a new decentralized “tweeting” platform called Mastodon, which has seen rapid growth this month. People are peeved at Twitter because the company has made some questionable decisions, including altering their interface. It now operates much like Facebook in terms of functionality. This has turned some people off.

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Bitcoin Demand Continues to Rise in India as Cash Reserves Run Dry

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 21:00

Bitcoin Demand Continues to Rise in India as Cash Reserves Run Dry

This week all eyes are watching India as citizens are having trouble accessing cash reserves as ATMs run dry throughout the country. Alongside these troublesome economic times, bitcoin trading is increasing substantially in India, as the country is one of the hottest bitcoin regions in the world right now next to China and Japan. Also

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Blockchain Startup Factom Raises $8 Million in Extended Series A

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 20:26

Blockchain Startup Factom Raises $8 Million in Extended Series A Blockchain startup Factom has finished raising just over $8m as part of an extended Series A round.

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The Biggest US Health Insurer is Hiring a Blockchain Director

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 18:16

The Biggest US Health Insurer is Hiring a Blockchain Director The largest US-based health insurer is looking to hire a new point person on blockchain development.

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Inside LBC: How This Group Aims to Find a Bitcoin Cryptographic Collision

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 18:00

Inside LBC: How This Group Aims to Find a Bitcoin Cryptographic Collision

Around eight months ago a group called “Large Bitcoin Collider” (LBC) was formed aimed at cracking bitcoin wallets with hopes of finding a cryptographic collision within the protocol. The LBC server lets anyone download the software and attempt to take a crack at Bitcoin’s underlying cryptography. Also read: NSA Exploits Reveal the World of 1984 Is

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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches New Fiat Funding Options

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 16:51

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches New Fiat Funding Options New service update from Kraken amidst a period of heightened tension in the bitcoin exchange space.

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German Finance Watchdog Shutters OneCoin Payment Processor

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 15:00

German Finance Watchdog Shutters OneCoin Payment Processor Germany’s top finance regulator has moved to shut down a payment processor tied to the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme.

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Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 14:30

Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society The Harvard researcher talks blockchain governance and her novel alternative to proof-of-work.

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Bitcoin Adoption in Thailand Led by Tourism Industry

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 14:00

Bitcoin Adoption in Thailand Led by Tourism Industry

The Bitcoin scaling debate affects some businesses more than others, but few real-world businesses have the volume to watch Bitcoin’s momentum react to it like the tourist hotspot, the Pattaya Beer Garden. Bitcoin.com discussed adoption trends in Thailand with Peter Noid, the proprietor of this large and popular restaurant and bar located in the Southern city

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Miami 2014: The Last Days of Bitcoin's Wild West

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 13:30

Miami 2014: The Last Days of Bitcoin's Wild West Bitcoin investor Bruce Fenton recalls the exciting early days of bitcoin events, and one in particular where he believes the industry finally grew up.

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Japan's Government Develops Method for Assessing Blockchains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 12:30

Japan's Government Develops Method for Assessing Blockchains One of Japan's government ministries has developed a new methodology for evaluating blockchain projects.

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Rootstock Engineer Discovers Quadratic Delays in Bitcoin Scripts

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 12:00

Rootstock Engineer Discovers Quadratic Delays in Bitcoin Scripts

On April 16 the chief engineer of Rootstock, Sergio Demian Lerner, revealed in a blog post that he had found new quadratic delays in Bitcoin scripts while researching the Segregated Witness (Segwit) protocol. Also Read: Lerner Offers a Block Size Compromise with Segwit2MB Rootstock Chief Engineer Reviews Segregated Witness Lerner details he began researching Segwit scaling

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How Blockchain Could End Travel Industry Pain Points

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 18. 11:30

How Blockchain Could End Travel Industry Pain Points 10 ways blockchain could eliminate pain points for both travellers and travel companies.

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Bitfinex’s Problems Pile Up: Deposits Disabled, Withdrawals Delayed

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 18. 11:00

Bitfinex’s Problems Pile Up: Deposits Disabled, Withdrawals Delayed

Following the fiasco with Wells Fargo over outgoing wires, Bitfinex now has problems with incoming wires as well. “Stopping money deposits to Bitfinex” is the headline of the announcement the exchange posted on its website. U.S dollar withdrawals are currently delayed and all fiat deposits have been disabled at the exchange. Also read: Bitfinex Sues

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Traders Raise Concern as Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Halts Deposits

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 23:46

Traders Raise Concern as Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Halts Deposits Following Bitfinex's announcement that it will refuse all deposits, fears have been brewing that bitcoin may encounter another Mt. Gox.

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Goldman Sachs Managing Director Joins Blockchain Startup Chain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 22:23

Goldman Sachs Managing Director Joins Blockchain Startup Chain Blockchain startup Chain has named a Goldman Sachs managing director as its new president.

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India's Bitcoin Startups Speak Out As Government Debates New Rules

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 20:30

India's Bitcoin Startups Speak Out As Government Debates New Rules A group of local bitcoin and blockchain businesses has a message for India’s government: hear us out.

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Ethereum Developers Eye Proof-of-Stake Shift with New Geth Update

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 17:50

Ethereum Developers Eye Proof-of-Stake Shift with New Geth Update The team behind ethereum’s most popular user client have released a new update that includes support for alternative consensus systems.

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CME Patent Sees Derivatives Opportunity in Bitcoin Mining

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 15:35

CME Patent Sees Derivatives Opportunity in Bitcoin Mining Derivatives giant CME Group is looking to patent a way for bitcoin miners to hedge against the risks they face.

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Top US Business Schools Are Racing to Incorporate Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 15:00

Top US Business Schools Are Racing to Incorporate Blockchain Top business schools are beginning to compete for blockchain talent amidst what professors say is a changing Wall Street job market.

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Bitwage Upgrades Bitcoin Payroll Service for EU Customers

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 13:59

Bitwage Upgrades Bitcoin Payroll Service for EU Customers Bitcoin startup Bitwage is improving its payroll services for premium customers based in the European Union.

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Millions in Minutes: How Polychain Makes Sense of the ICO Wild West

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 13:00

Millions in Minutes: How Polychain Makes Sense of the ICO Wild West What does a 'crypto hedge fund' think of the ICO market? Its team provides its perspective on what makes an attractive token offering.

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Bitwage Launches New Functionality for European Customers

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 17. 12:00

Bitwage Launches New Functionality for European Customers

The Bitcoin payroll and wage payment service provider Bitwage just announced the launch of unique International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs) for users receiving wages in the European Union (EU). This offer follows recent introductions of other service upgrades such as same day wage delivery. Also read: Bitwage Expands to India Enabling BTC Wages for Workers

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What the Father of Venture Capital Can Teach Us About Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 12:00

What the Father of Venture Capital Can Teach Us About Blockchain Early venture capitalists were driven to break the regulatory mold to allow something new to flourish. Ring a bell?

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Bullion on the Blockchain: A New Gold Standard?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 17. 11:00

Bullion on the Blockchain: A New Gold Standard? CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson puts blockchain gold trading trials within the wider context of changes in the precious metals markets and beyond.

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10+ Monitoring Websites That Help Track the Bitcoin Network

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 17. 04:00

10+ Monitoring Websites That Help Track the Bitcoin Network

The Bitcoin universe is vast, and there’s a lot going on with the network under the hood. Luckily for bitcoiners, there’s a wide variety of monitoring tools available online to capture the statistics of the Bitcoin network’s past and present data. Some cryptocurrency proponents even try to use monitoring website statistics to help predict the

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NSA Exploits Reveal the World of 1984 Is Here

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 16. 22:00

NSA Exploits Reveal the World of 1984 Is Here

The sinister acts of the global elite continue as many headlines reported this weekend revealed the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) being scrutinized for monitoring global bank transfers. A group of hackers called the Shadow Brokers who tried to blackmail the NSA for one million bitcoin have released files revealing the NSA’s control over the

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Bitcoin Startups Challenging Big Banks Profits

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 16. 16:15

Bitcoin Startups Challenging Big Banks Profits

Big banks are increasingly worried about losing profits to fintech companies such as Bitcoin startups. Eighty-eight percent of banks’ executives believe that their businesses are at risk of losing revenues to these new entrants, according to a recent survey. This profit loss could be as high as 10 percent at Santander Bank, a leaked memo

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'User-Generated Currency': Bitcoin and the YouTube of Money

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 16. 13:00

'User-Generated Currency': Bitcoin and the YouTube of Money Why the ability of blockchain technologies to create many currencies could create a 'long tail' of new commerce opportunities.

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Cryptocurrency Investment Cues From the South Seas Bubble

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 16. 10:25

Cryptocurrency Investment Cues From the South Seas Bubble A warning from history: what the South Seas Bubble of the 1700s can teach us about the current craze for ICOs.

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Bitcoin’s Blockchain Timestamping Standards Face Off

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 16. 10:00

Bitcoin’s Blockchain Timestamping Standards Face Off

A new version of the timestamping standard Chainpoint is being tested and will be released soon with new functionalities. However, the lead developer for competing standard Opentimestamps claims that the new version is too close to his team’s code. This article explores how Chainpoint works and how it compares to Opentimestamps. Also read: Veriphant Helps Enable Legal

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Is Safe Haven Scarcity Becoming a Boon For Bitcoin?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 15. 16:01

Is Safe Haven Scarcity Becoming a Boon For Bitcoin? The strict regulations that emerged following the financial crisis may have helped make bitcoin more attractive to investors, analysts say.

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Ohio Inmates Built Computers Printing Passes, Accessing Tor and Bitcoin Wallets

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 15. 14:00

Ohio Inmates Built Computers Printing Passes, Accessing Tor and Bitcoin Wallets

On April 11, the U.S. state of Ohio Inspector General’s Office released a report about five prisoners accused of building two personal computers (PC) from spare parts within the prison. The inmates used the makeshift computers to access Tor, obtain credit cards, apply for bank accounts, and create bitcoin wallets as well. Also read: Drug Enforcement

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Matchpool: The ICO 'Scandal' That Wasn't

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 15. 11:08

Matchpool: The ICO 'Scandal' That Wasn't It's been a bumpy ride from the heights of a successful ICO to allegations of an 'exit scam'. What's been going on at Matchpool?

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Bitcoin.com Launches Blockchain-Based Notary Page

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 15. 08:00

Bitcoin.com Launches Blockchain-Based Notary Page

Bitcoin.com just launched a document notary page. Anyone can use it. Just log onto notary.bitcoin.com and upload a document. It will then be etched onto the Bitcoin blockchain. Bitcoin.com notarized Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper as its first document proof.  Also read: New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Patrick Dugan of Bond Issuing Omni Notarization is a service that has previously been

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The DAO Ethereum Classic Refund Effort Has Been Extended

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 14. 22:32

The DAO Ethereum Classic Refund Effort Has Been Extended More than $4m worth of classic ether remains in a DAO refund smart contract.

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Like Gold, Bitcoin’s Cryptography Has Been Valued for a Millenia

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 21:00

Like Gold, Bitcoin’s Cryptography Has Been Valued for a Millenia

When people debate the value of gold and bitcoin some often cite that gold has been valuable to humans for millennia. Yet people fail to realize that bitcoin’s backbone of cryptography has been valued for thousands of years as well. Also read:  A Visual Look at Bitcoin Growth and Demand So Far in 2017 Cryptography

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Like Gold, Bitcoin’s Cryptography Has Been Valued for Millennia

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 21:00

Like Gold, Bitcoin’s Cryptography Has Been Valued for Millennia

When people debate the value of gold and bitcoin some often cite that gold has been valuable to humans for millennia. Yet people fail to realize that bitcoin’s backbone of cryptography has been valued for thousands of years as well. Also read:  A Visual Look at Bitcoin Growth and Demand So Far in 2017 Cryptography

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Craig Wright-associated Nchain Claimed to Be Largest Acquisition in Bitcoin History

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 20:30

Craig Wright-associated Nchain Claimed to Be Largest Acquisition in Bitcoin History

This week the blockchain technology-based research and development organization Nchain has been acquired by the High Tech Private Equity Fund SICAV plc. The company claims the transaction is the largest acquisition within the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry to date. Furthermore, the company owns patents from and has ties with Dr. Craig Wright, the Australian who

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Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Battle Against the Bear Market

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 20:00

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Battle Against the Bear Market

The fiat value of bitcoin has seen a decline over the past 24-hours as the price per BTC dropped from US$1215 to a low of $1140 across major global exchanges. At press time, the price is on the rebound hovering around the $1170-1180 range, but the market is showing no signs of fending off sellers.

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Lunyr Partners with Airbitz to Increase Adoption of the Lunyr Platform

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 19:00

Lunyr Partners with Airbitz to Increase Adoption of the Lunyr Platform

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Lunyr, a decentralized knowledge base built on Ethereum, has partnered with

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Your Bitcoins Open to CIA and Criminals, Heed Wikileaks’ Warning

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 18:00

Your Bitcoins Open to CIA and Criminals, Heed Wikileaks’ Warning

Wikileaks has exposed the CIA’s hacking tools and techniques in “the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.” Some readers are probably compromised without knowing it – if not by the government, then by criminals who have acquired the non-secured tools. Here’s how to assess your vulnerability and what to do about it.  Also

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Zcash Releases Software Fix After Denial-of-Service Bug Discovery

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 14. 17:31

Zcash Releases Software Fix After Denial-of-Service Bug Discovery The development team behind the zcash project has released a new software update following the discovery of a denial-of-service vulnerability.

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Inside TrueBit: Ethereum's Lesser-Known Scalability Effort

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 14. 16:33

Inside TrueBit: Ethereum's Lesser-Known Scalability Effort TrueBit, an under-the-radar effort to supercharge ethereum smart contracts, is gaining momentum, with some dapps already planning an integration.

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Maine Lawmakers Kill Blockchain Voting Study Proposal

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 14. 15:28

Maine Lawmakers Kill Blockchain Voting Study Proposal A legislative proposal to study the use of blockchain technology for elections in Maine has failed, public records show.

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More Consortia? Banks See Model as Vital to DLT Efforts

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 14. 14:00

More Consortia? Banks See Model as Vital to DLT Efforts Nearly three-quarters of banks and asset managers see the consortium model as necessary for exploring distributed ledger tech, a survey reveals.

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BitBoost to Launch the Block, a ‘Decentralised EBay’

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 13:00

BitBoost to Launch the Block, a ‘Decentralised EBay’

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 Ethereum-based marketplace BitBoost will allow anyone to list items for

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Offense or Defense? How to Win the Blockchain Game

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 14. 13:00

Offense or Defense? How to Win the Blockchain Game How advances in blockchain tech are creating competitive pressures for financial market participants, and how to formulate a strategy to win.

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North Korean Hackers Stole $88,000 Worth of Bitcoin Each Month from 2013-2015

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 12:05

North Korean Hackers Stole $88,000 Worth of Bitcoin Each Month from 2013-2015

Hackers in North Korea reportedly stole large amounts of bitcoins between 2013 and 2015. South Korea was one of the targets, but not the only one. Also read: Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year Bitcoins Stolen from 2013-2015 Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit international broadcasting corporation based

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Survey: How Did Bitcoin and Ethereum Perform in Q1?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 14. 12:00

Survey: How Did Bitcoin and Ethereum Perform in Q1? Make your voice heard! CoinDesk Research is launching a new survey aimed at assessing progress in major blockchain protocols in Q1 2017.

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Ohio Inmates Found Using Bitcoin in Prison Fraud Bust

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 14. 11:00

Ohio Inmates Found Using Bitcoin in Prison Fraud Bust Two Ohio prisoners conducted an identity fraud scheme using bitcoin and homemade computers, a new report reveals.

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New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Patrick Dugan of Bond Issuing Omni

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 14. 07:00

New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Patrick Dugan of Bond Issuing Omni

This week Bitcoin.com’s podcast explores the Omni Foundation with our host Richard Jacobs discussing the project with Patrick Dugan, the Liquid Ops member of Omni. Also read: New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Stephen Pair of Bitpay Omni – A Platform for Utilizing the Bitcoin Blockchain for Diverse Transactions such as Issuing Bonds Bitcoin.com’s latest podcast

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Investors Buy Firm Linked to Alleged Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 21:46

Investors Buy Firm Linked to Alleged Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright A startup tied to Australian academic and businessman Craig Wright, who last year claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin, has been sold.

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Microsoft Office Software Gets a Bitcoin Blockchain Certification Upgrade

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 13. 21:30

Microsoft Office Software Gets a Bitcoin Blockchain Certification Upgrade

Microsoft Office users can now create immutable documents with help from the Bitcoin blockchain. On April 10 the multinational tech giant Microsoft added a blockchain document certification and verification application called Stampery to the company’s Office program. Also read: Skeptics Show Concern as UASF Gains a Following Microsoft Office Adds a Bitcoin Blockchain Certification Feature Microsoft

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Alibaba Affiliate to Expand Blockchain Charity Project

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 19:47

Alibaba Affiliate to Expand Blockchain Charity Project Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is moving to expand the scope of its blockchain-powered charity project.

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Australia’s Central Bank is Conducting Internal Blockchain Research

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 18:17

Australia’s Central Bank is Conducting Internal Blockchain Research Australia’s central bank is involved with several initiatives focused on blockchain technology, public records show.

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Washington Lawmakers Finalize New Bitcoin Business Rules

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 17:15

Washington Lawmakers Finalize New Bitcoin Business Rules Legislators in Washington state have put the finishing touches on new rules for businesses that offer digital currency services.

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Lingham’s Civic to Protect ID Information by Leveraging Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 13. 16:00

Lingham’s Civic to Protect ID Information by Leveraging Bitcoin’s Blockchain

On April 10, Vinny Lingham, the co-founder of Civic, tweeted about his company’s novel way to leverage the Bitcoin blockchain to prove and verify unique identification information.  Also read: Skeptics Show Concern as UASF Gains a Following Imagine using the Bitcoin blockchain to prove your ID information – the future is nearly here with @civickey's SIP:

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From AsicBoost to UASF: Greg Maxwell on Bitcoin's Path Forward

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 15:59

From AsicBoost to UASF: Greg Maxwell on Bitcoin's Path Forward Greg Maxwell discusses his assertions about an alleged controversial mining technique and the way forward for bitcoin.

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Russian Central Banker: Bitcoin's Legal Recognition Isn't Guaranteed

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 15:35

Russian Central Banker: Bitcoin's Legal Recognition Isn't Guaranteed Bitcoin's legal status in Russia is again uncertain after a central bank official backed away from positive statements from its Ministry of Finance.

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Blockchain for IoT: Promising, But Caution Needed

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 14:30

Blockchain for IoT: Promising, But Caution Needed While the use case for blockchain in enabling the Internet of Things holds much promise, more research and cooperation is needed.

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'Into the War Room': Overstock Looks Back on Bitcoin Embrace

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 13:30

'Into the War Room': Overstock Looks Back on Bitcoin Embrace Overstock looks back at its groundbreaking decision to accept bitcoin in 2014 – a notable early boost for digital currency.

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A Likely Tech Upgrade is Improving Litecoin's Price Outlook

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 12:00

A Likely Tech Upgrade is Improving Litecoin's Price Outlook Will activating SegWit make litecoin a better investment? CoinDesk asks analysts and traders to weigh in on a pressing markets topic.

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Buy Litecoin? A Likely Tech Upgrade is Winning Over Traders

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 12:00

Buy Litecoin? A Likely Tech Upgrade is Winning Over Traders Will activating SegWit make litecoin a better investment? CoinDesk asks analysts and traders to weigh in on a pressing markets topic.

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Broadridge Completes Blockchain Proxy Voting Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 13. 11:00

Broadridge Completes Blockchain Proxy Voting Trial Investor services firm Broadridge piloted what it called its "first application of blockchain technology" in a high-profile test this week.

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Skeptics Show Concern as UASF Gains a Following

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 13. 06:30

Skeptics Show Concern as UASF Gains a Following

In February an anonymous pseudonym named Shaolinfry introduced a new idea to push the Segregated Witness (Segwit) implementation forward. The concept is called User Activated Soft Fork (UASF), which activates the Segwit protocol on a specific date and is executed by full nodes. While the idea has somewhat gained in popularity, it has also come

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India’s Government Forms Committee to Investigate Bitcoin, Report Due in 3 Months

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 12. 23:30

India’s Government Forms Committee to Investigate Bitcoin, Report Due in 3 Months

The Indian Ministry of Finance on Wednesday announced that the government has constituted a committee to study digital currencies including bitcoin, with a report due in three months. Also read: Drug Enforcement Officer From India Accused of Stealing Bitcoins About the Committee The inter-disciplinary committee was established by the Department of Economic Affairs of the Ministry

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Bitmain Debuts New Litecoin Mining Hardware, Citing Customer Demand

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 23:25

Bitmain Debuts New Litecoin Mining Hardware, Citing Customer Demand Mining manufacturer Bitmain has announced new litecoin hardware it is aiming to ship in July. The China-based company listed the Antminer L3+ miner on its website yesterday, claiming that it will be the most powerful and efficient of its kind on the market. Published specifications indicate that the miner operates at a peak hash rate of 504 […]

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Bitfinex Withdraws Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 12. 21:45

Bitfinex Withdraws Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

A week following a lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo for suspending its U.S. dollar transfers, Bitfinex has withdrawn its lawsuit. Few believed that Bitfinex had a chance against Wells Fargo, which acted as the company’s correspondent bank. Also read: Bitfinex Sues Wells Fargo Over Wire Transfer Suspension Lawsuit Withdrawn Bitfinex’s parent company, Ifinex, originally filed a

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UK Royal Mint Begins Testing Blockchain Gold Trading Platform

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 21:34

UK Royal Mint Begins Testing Blockchain Gold Trading Platform Testing has begun on a blockchain-based gold trading platform backed by the UK's Royal Mint.

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Bitfinex Withdraws Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 19:47

Bitfinex Withdraws Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo Digital currency exchange Bitifnex has withdrawn its lawsuit against US banking giant Wells Fargo, a week after it was first filed.

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State Regulators Blast New Hampshire's Bitcoin MSB Exemption

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 18:00

State Regulators Blast New Hampshire's Bitcoin MSB Exemption New Hampshire is weighing a bill to exempt bitcoin traders from money transmission laws – and state officials are speaking out against the measure.

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Big Money Made in China as Bitcoin Traders Wait for Withdrawal Announcements

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 12. 18:00

Big Money Made in China as Bitcoin Traders Wait for Withdrawal Announcements

Since the beginning of 2017 bitcoin traders have been focused on the ongoing developments between China’s central bank and bitcoin exchanges residing within the country. Over the past two months, withdrawals have been suspended across nearly every major Chinese bitcoin trading platform with no word on when suspensions will be lifted. Also read: Japan Declares Sale

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India's Government to Consider New Digital Currency Rules

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 17:00

India's Government to Consider New Digital Currency Rules India's government is taking steps to develop a digital currency strategy in the wake of earlier controversies this year.

Source

Blockstream Hires Ex-BTCC Exec in Global Market Push

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 15:59

Blockstream Hires Ex-BTCC Exec in Global Market Push Blockchain development startup Blockstream has added a new executive, poaching a C-level hire from one of China's 'Big Three' bitcoin exchanges.

Source

Sweden Incorporates Iran Investment Firm Using Only Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 15:00

Sweden Incorporates Iran Investment Firm Using Only Bitcoin Sweden has opened a route for unbanked startups to incorporate with bitcoin accounts, and boosted investments in Iran at the same time.

Source

Moody's: Don't Expect US to Lead Blockchain Adoption

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 13:59

Moody's: Don't Expect US to Lead Blockchain Adoption Moody's predicts that blockchain will spark a transformation on the post-trade side of the securities business, but perhaps not in the way you think.

Source

Bank of England: Next-Gen Settlement System Will Be DLT Compatible

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 13:30

Bank of England: Next-Gen Settlement System Will Be DLT Compatible After a period of review, the UK central bank said today it will build the next version of its settlement system with distributed ledger tech in mind.

Source

Coalition Launches to Promote Blockchain in the Netherlands

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 12:00

Coalition Launches to Promote Blockchain in the Netherlands A consortium in the Netherlands has published a roadmap that outlines how domestic companies are aiming to get up to speed on blockchain.

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UK Research Council to Award £3.6 Million in Blockchain Grants

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 12. 11:00

UK Research Council to Award £3.6 Million in Blockchain Grants A government organization in the UK is making millions in new grant money available to blockchain projects that meet its mission and mandate.

Source

How Big is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 12. 10:00

How Big is Bitcoin?

Recently Bitcoin.com reported on the release of a comprehensive cryptocurrency study by the University of Cambridge. One area discussed in this report is the number of users of cryptocurrencies and wallets. This article explores how the study derives the number of active Bitcoin users and holders. Also read: Lots of Data in Cambridge University’s First ‘Global Cryptocurrency

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Keynote Announces Annual Blockchain Gala Dinner at European Parliament

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 12. 09:30

Keynote Announces Annual Blockchain Gala Dinner at European Parliament

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. April 7, 2017 — Keynote today announced the Annual Blockchain Gala

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Bitcoin Gamblers Have Wagered $4.5 Billion in BTC Since 2014

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 12. 00:00

Bitcoin Gamblers Have Wagered $4.5 Billion in BTC Since 2014

Bitcoin gambling has continued to rise in popularity over the years. Many people believe Bitcoin is the perfect currency for online wagers and cryptocurrency-based gambling statistics have shown that the market agrees. Also read: Lucky Week at Bitcoin Games Roulette Table as Players Win 154 BTC $4.5 Billion in Bitcoin Wagers Since 2014 It is clear that

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European Central Bank: Still Too Early for DLT in Eurozone

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 23:02

European Central Bank: Still Too Early for DLT in Eurozone The ECB has once again shot down the idea that it might use distributed ledger tech as part of its market infrastructure in the near future.

Source

Intesa Sanpaolo Trials Data Recordkeeping on the Bitcoin Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 20:40

Intesa Sanpaolo Trials Data Recordkeeping on the Bitcoin Blockchain Italian banking conglomerate Banca Intesa Sanpaolo has tested a tool built on the bitcoin blockchain as part of a bid to validate trading data.

Source

Intesa Sanpaolo Trials Data Recordkeeping on the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 20:40

Intesa Sanpaolo Trials Data Recordkeeping on the Blockchain Italian banking conglomerate Banca Intesa Sanpaolo has tested a tool built on the bitcoin blockchain as part of a bid to validate trading data.

Source

Russia Considers Recognizing Bitcoin in 2018 to Fight Money Laundering

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 11. 19:50

Russia Considers Recognizing Bitcoin in 2018 to Fight Money Laundering

Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Moiseev reportedly said that his country plans to recognize Bitcoin as a legitimate financial instrument in 2018, in order to fight money laundering. Also read: How Japan Prepares to Recognize Bitcoin as Method of Payment on April 1 The Plan to Recognize Bitcoin The Bank of Russia is considering regulating cryptocurrencies

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Bitcoin's Latest Scaling Twist: Support is Building for a UASF

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 19:20

Bitcoin's Latest Scaling Twist: Support is Building for a UASF It seems to be one thing after another for bitcoin. Amid the long-standing debate, one well-known bitcoin developer recently posted a note to the project's mailing list alleging a major mining entity is prolonging the debate over scaling because it would accidentally wipe out a technical advantage that gives it an upperhand over other miners. It's unclear his claims are true. […]

Source

Euroclear Plans 2017 Launch for Blockchain Gold Market

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 17:32

Euroclear Plans 2017 Launch for Blockchain Gold Market Euroclear is planning to launch its blockchain-based gold trading platform later this year.

Source

Two Months And Counting: Exchange Withdrawals Still Blocked in China

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 16:30

Two Months And Counting: Exchange Withdrawals Still Blocked in China Conversations are still ongoing in China, where bitcoin exchanges are in talks with regulators over how to once again open withdrawals.

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Russia Eyes Legal Recognition for Bitcoin in 2018

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 15:15

Russia Eyes Legal Recognition for Bitcoin in 2018 Russia’s government is reportedly planning to recognize bitcoin as a type of financial instrument next year.

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Bitfinex Sues Wells Fargo Over Bank Transfer Freeze

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 14:00

Bitfinex Sues Wells Fargo Over Bank Transfer Freeze Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has filed suit against Wells Fargo after the banking giant restricted its ability to send funds worldwide.

Source

Ethereum Bug Discovery Averts Exchange Issues

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 13:00

Ethereum Bug Discovery Averts Exchange Issues The discovery of a coding error has brought to light an issue that could put ethereum-based tokens held at exchanges at risk of theft.

Source

Exchange Bug Discovery Averts Ethereum Token Theft

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 13:00

Exchange Bug Discovery Averts Ethereum Token Theft The discovery of a coding error has brought to light an issue that could put ethereum-based tokens held at exchanges at risk of theft.

Source

When It Comes to Scarcity and Anti-Counterfeiting Bitcoin Actually Outshines Gold

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 11. 12:00

When It Comes to Scarcity and Anti-Counterfeiting Bitcoin Actually Outshines Gold

Some people believe the properties of precious metals like gold far exceed the fundamental attributes of Bitcoin. Over the years, many have claimed that gold is scarce and is hard to counterfeit. However, there have been cases that have proven gold is not as scarce as we think and the soft metal is often substituted

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Should I Do It? 30,000 Bitcoins and One Big Auction

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 12:00

Should I Do It? 30,000 Bitcoins and One Big Auction Investor Adam Draper recounts the day the US government sold 30,000 bitcoins at auction, a day he argues changed perception of the tech forever.

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Monax Adds Blockchain Code to Hyperledger GitHub Repository

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 11:00

Monax Adds Blockchain Code to Hyperledger GitHub Repository The Monax 'Burrow' codebase has officially been accepted by Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee for incubation.

Source

IBM Ramps Up China Blockchain Work With Supply Chain Trial

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 06:09

IBM Ramps Up China Blockchain Work With Supply Chain Trial IBM's latest blockchain partner is Hejia, a Chinese supply chain management company who recently conducted a supply chain trial.

Source

New Linux/Windows Crossover Internet of Things Botnet Found to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 11. 06:00

New Linux/Windows Crossover Internet of Things Botnet Found to Mine Bitcoin

IBM has recently discovered that the Mirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet has been actively installing Bitcoin mining code on some victims’ computers. This botnet has been used in some of the largest known distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks such as the takedown of Dyn DNS, which experts say was the largest of its kind in history. Also read: Lots

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Faith in Bitcoin Remains Despite Block Size Debacle

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 11. 04:00

Faith in Bitcoin Remains Despite Block Size Debacle

Among the hullabaloo and escalating fear about a potential hard fork, the price of bitcoin swelled to $1212 on April 10, according to Bitcoin.com’s price index. People still have faith in digital gold.  Also read: Mexico’s New Bill Could Be a Game Changer for Bitcoin Nonetheless, this seems like an unprecedented rise in price. The community is

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Qatar's Commercial Bank Unveils Blockchain Remittance Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 11. 00:05

Qatar's Commercial Bank Unveils Blockchain Remittance Pilot One of Qatar's largest banks has unveiled a new blockchain-based service focused on international payments.

Source

Drug Enforcement Officer From India Accused of Stealing Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 10. 23:00

Drug Enforcement Officer From India Accused of Stealing Bitcoins

This week an Indian-Narcotics Control Bureau officer has been charged with stealing bitcoins from a darknet investigation. Also read: Bitfinex Sues Wells Fargo Over Wire Transfer Suspension Drug Enforcement Officer From India Accused of Stealing Bitcoins Over the past few years, law enforcement in India has been investigating darknet marketplace usage within the country. There

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UK Finance Watchdog: No Need to Rewrite Rules for DLT

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 22:01

UK Finance Watchdog: No Need to Rewrite Rules for DLT A top UK finance watchdog said today that it has no immediate plans to alter its regulatory approach in light of blockchain adoption.

Source

Indian Narcotics Agent Accused of Stealing Seized Bitcoins

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 20:46

Indian Narcotics Agent Accused of Stealing Seized Bitcoins Reports are emerging that an agent for an Indian law enforcement agency has been arrested for stealing bitcoins tied to a drug bust. According to the Times of India, an officer for the Indian Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is alleged to helped steal more than 400 bitcoins originally confiscated during a 2015 seizure. Specifically, investigator Satyendra Kumar Singh […]

Source

Fidelity Joins IC3 Blockchain Research Initiative

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 19:10

Fidelity Joins IC3 Blockchain Research Initiative Fidelity Investments has moved to back a prominent research effort centered on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Source

Back to Earth – The Most Elusive Crowdfund in Crypto

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 10. 18:29

Back to Earth – The Most Elusive Crowdfund in Crypto

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. Back to Earth is a multi-platform science fiction experience that wants

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Things to Consider When Starting a Bitcoin Mining Operation

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 10. 18:00

Things to Consider When Starting a Bitcoin Mining Operation

Bitcoin mining has become a competitive industry within the cryptocurrency economy. With all the large data facilities and pools these days people often wonder what it takes to get involved with mining. Also Read: Bitcoin Mining: A Closer Look Under the Hood A Few Calculations Before You Start Mining Many people are interested in mining bitcoins

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Hong Kong's Central Bank is Developing a Digital Currency Prototype

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 17:31

Hong Kong's Central Bank is Developing a Digital Currency Prototype Hong Kong's de facto central bank is developing a prototype digital currency. The disclosure came in a Hong Kong legislative document published by the Legislative Council Panel on Financial Affair this week and dated 18th April. According to the note, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), which acts as the region's central bank and finance regulator, […]

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Hong Kong's Central Bank is Trialing a Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 17:31

Hong Kong's Central Bank is Trialing a Digital Currency Hong Kong's de facto central bank is developing a prototype digital currency. The disclosure came in a Hong Kong legislative document published by the Legislative Council Panel on Financial Affair this week and dated 18th April. According to the note, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), which acts as the region's central bank and finance regulator, […]

Source

Porsche Seeks Blockchain Companies for Startup Competition

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 15:55

Porsche Seeks Blockchain Companies for Startup Competition German automaker Porsche is looking to the startup space as it explores blockchain technology.

Source

Mirai, The Infamous Internet of Things Army, Can Now Mine Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 15:00

Mirai, The Infamous Internet of Things Army, Can Now Mine Bitcoin A new version of an infamous botnet has been detected, but, as well as being able to issue DDoS attacks and so on, it's equipped to mine bitcoin

Source

Who Needs VCs? Ethereum and the JOBS Act Could Change Investing

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 14:15

Who Needs VCs? Ethereum and the JOBS Act Could Change Investing A new blockchain token sale showcases how innovations in protocol design, coupled with regulatory advances, could disrupt VC.

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Who Needs VC? Ethereum and the JOBS Act Could Change Investing

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 14:15

Who Needs VC? Ethereum and the JOBS Act Could Change Investing A new blockchain token sale showcases how innovations in protocol design, coupled with regulatory advances, could disrupt VC.

Source

Bitcoin Tops 3-Week High As Price Inches Upward

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 13:35

Bitcoin Tops 3-Week High As Price Inches Upward The price of bitcoin is again creeping closer to all-time highs, despite continued issues that have provided past headwinds.

Source

Vitalik Buterin Doubles Down on Ethereum Incentive Strategy

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 13:00

Vitalik Buterin Doubles Down on Ethereum Incentive Strategy At a Malta event, Vitalik Buterin, the creator of ethereum, argued further for the role incentives play in securing blockchains.

Source

Why A Quiet Blockchain Consortium Could Soon Make Noise

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 12:00

Why A Quiet Blockchain Consortium Could Soon Make Noise While high-profile consortiums are progressing to big fanfare, a small blockchain effort working quietly in Luxembourg could affect the whole world.

Source

White Hacker Group to Claim $4.4 Million in Controversial DAO Refund

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 10. 11:00

White Hacker Group to Claim $4.4 Million in Controversial DAO Refund

More controversy surrounds the infamous Ethereum-based Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) project which raised US$150 million last year. It seems victims of last summer’s DAO hack have until April 15 to withdraw DAO-to-Ethereum Classic (ETC) refunds, and there is still $4.4 million worth of tokens left at the address in question. The issue some have contention

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DTCC Vice Chairman Calls for Single, Global Distributed Ledger

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 10. 11:00

DTCC Vice Chairman Calls for Single, Global Distributed Ledger Comments from a high-ranking DTCC official have yielded interesting new into its vision for distributed ledger tech.

Source

Lots of Data in Cambridge University’s First ‘Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study’

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 09. 20:00

Lots of Data in Cambridge University’s First ‘Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study’

The University of Cambridge recently published an in-depth, 114-page report entitled “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study.” It extensively discusses four cryptocurrency sectors, providing an array of interesting observations and statistics. Also read: Bitcoin in Numbers – a Collection of Interesting and Recent Charts ‘The First Study of Its Kind’ Sponsored by Visa, the research is conducted by

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Bitfinex Sues Wells Fargo Over Wire Transfer Suspension

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 09. 13:00

Bitfinex Sues Wells Fargo Over Wire Transfer Suspension

Bitfinex, on Wednesday, filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo for suspending its outgoing U.S. dollars wire transfers. In addition to “a preliminary and permanent injunction against Wells Fargo,” the exchange is seeking compensatory damages in excess of $75,000 and any additional relief the court may deem fair as well as a jury trial for the

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How Deloitte's Bitcoin Bistro Was Built

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 09. 12:00

How Deloitte's Bitcoin Bistro Was Built Consulting giant Deloitte chats to CoinDesk about how and why it started accepting bitcoin payments at a restaurant in its Toronto office complex.

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The Dark Days of Dogecoin: How Scammers and Bandits Brought Down Crypto's Friendliest Currency

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 09. 11:00

The Dark Days of Dogecoin: How Scammers and Bandits Brought Down Crypto's Friendliest Currency CoinDesk's Bailey Reutzel examines the darker side of dogecoin, chronicling the scams and bad actors that almost killed the cute, iconic 'doge'.

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Ethereum Appcoin Matchpool CEO Suspected of Mishandling ICO Funds

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 09. 00:00

Ethereum Appcoin Matchpool CEO Suspected of Mishandling ICO Funds

This week the Ethereum-based Matchpool CEO is facing scrutiny. The co-founder is accused of withdrawing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) funds from the project’s multi-signature account. According to sources, people witnessed 37 thousand ether leave the projects’ ICO address. Also read: Markets Update: Bulls Test the Psychological $1200 Price Range Ethereum Appcoin Matchpool CEO Suspected of Mishandling

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Bitcoiners Resort to Jerry-Rigged Solutions to Send Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 08. 18:00

Bitcoiners Resort to Jerry-Rigged Solutions to Send Bitcoin

Over the past few months, many people have been talking heavily about the Bitcoin network’s backlog of unconfirmed transactions and higher fees. Unfortunately, the community at large hasn’t figured out the best solutions to tackle these issues. However recently many bitcoiners are resorting to different ‘jerry-rigged’ ways to overcome the current obstacles of steep miner

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SibCoin: Siberia Down, China to Go

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 08. 14:00

SibCoin: Siberia Down, China to Go

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. April 8, 2017, Siberia, Russia – Sib?oin, a Dash fork originating

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Media Frenzy in Japan as Bic Camera Starts Accepting Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 08. 12:00

Media Frenzy in Japan as Bic Camera Starts Accepting Bitcoin

Japan’s consumer electronic retail giant Bic Camera officially began accepting Bitcoin payments on Friday at two of its stores in Tokyo. 28 media crews reportedly gathered to cover the premier event. Bitflyer which processes Bitcoin payments for the stores has also launched a campaign to give away bitcoin to shoppers using its wallet. Also read: Bitcoin

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Ethereum's Difficulty Bomb: All Smoke, No Fire?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 08. 11:00

Ethereum's Difficulty Bomb: All Smoke, No Fire? Members of the ethereum community mostly seem unconcerned about an upcoming technical change, despite risks inherent in the update.

Source

The Hidden History of Bitcoin Unlimited

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 08. 10:30

The Hidden History of Bitcoin Unlimited A deep dive into the history of Bitcoin Unlimited, a bitcoin implementation seeking to become the dominant software on the network.

Source

Humaniq Project collected $1,300,000 in the first hour of ICO

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 08. 10:02

Humaniq Project collected $1,300,000 in the first hour of ICO

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Humaniq launched their ICO on the 6th

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Developers Clash Over Accusations of “Exploit” and Secret Core Organization

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 08. 09:53

Developers Clash Over Accusations of “Exploit” and Secret Core Organization

The politicking and plotting within the Bitcoin community is on par with a William Gibson Novel. It is a mix of corporations, hackers, and dissidents acting out a science fiction, cypherpunk drama. This the latest in a never-ending debate started with the revelation of an exploit or an optimization tool (depending on who you ask). Also read: Bitcoin

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Did One Tweet Make Litecoin's Price Drop 20%?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 07. 21:10

Did One Tweet Make Litecoin's Price Drop 20%? Litecoin prices fell roughly 20% within 24 hours, and the culprit appears to be a single tweet.

Source

Markets Update: Bulls Test the Psychological $1200 Price Range

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 07. 18:29

Markets Update: Bulls Test the Psychological $1200 Price Range

On March 31 our Markets Update report had shown bitcoin’s price was looking bullish with buyers gaining control of the market. This week the story is still the same as the price has been on a steady incline, touching the US$1200 range mid-afternoon on April 6. Also read:   A Visual Look at Bitcoin Growth and

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Blockchain Low Among Large Corporate Investment Priorities, PwC Finds

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 07. 17:53

Blockchain Low Among Large Corporate Investment Priorities, PwC Finds New research finds that blockchain tech is low on the list of investment priorities at major banking firms.

Source

Blockchain Low Among Corporate Investment Priorities, PwC Finds

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 07. 17:53

Blockchain Low Among Corporate Investment Priorities, PwC Finds New research finds that blockchain tech is low on the list of investment priorities at major banking firms.

Source

World’s First Peer Reviewed Smart Contract Paper

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 07. 16:05

World’s First Peer Reviewed Smart Contract Paper

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. Bitaccess, an Ontario, Canada based research and development startup, will

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The 'Big Block' Bitcoin Movement is Embracing Bcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 07. 15:00

The 'Big Block' Bitcoin Movement is Embracing Bcoin A new bitcoin implementation called 'Bcoin' is attracting wide support as a means to end the scaling debate.

Source

10 Insurance Firms Test Blockchain for Insurance in China

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 07. 14:15

10 Insurance Firms Test Blockchain for Insurance in China A group of insurance companies has completed a new blockchain trial in China aiming to utilize the security and traceability features of the tech.

Source

Bitcoin Drives Revolution and ‘Startup Government’ for Syrian Kurds

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 07. 14:00

Bitcoin Drives Revolution and ‘Startup Government’ for Syrian Kurds

Amir Taaki, the developer of DarkMarket/OpenBazaar and Dark Wallet, seemed to disappear from the Internet in early 2015. Why? Speculation on the Bitcointalk forum ranged from suicide to fighting with or against ISIS. Also read: Would Bitcoin ‘Function’ in a Societal Collapse? “Rojava’s [Syrian Kurdistan] under embargo, so there’s no way to move money in or out.

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An Open Letter to Decentralized Protocols Looking for Growth

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 07. 13:35

An Open Letter to Decentralized Protocols Looking for Growth Marketing expert Jeremy Epstein discusses the importance of the brand for blockchain startups in this open letter to the industry.

Source

Music Groups Band Together to Build Blockchain Rights Solution

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 07. 11:59

Music Groups Band Together to Build Blockchain Rights Solution Three music associations have teamed up with IBM to create a blockchain solution aimed to protect the intellectual property of artists.

Source

Australia’s Law to End Double Taxation of Bitcoin Stalled

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 07. 11:00

Australia’s Law to End Double Taxation of Bitcoin Stalled

Last year, Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison promised to swiftly act on changing the goods and services tax (GST) law, in order to end the double taxation of bitcoin and other digital currencies. However, over fourteen months have passed without any legislative progress. Now, the issue is no longer a priority and bitcoin continues to bear

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TMX Selects Hyperledger For Blockchain Voting Prototype

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 07. 11:00

TMX Selects Hyperledger For Blockchain Voting Prototype A new blockchain voting prototype built by the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange has been constructed using code from the Hyperledger project.

Source

Bitcoin Hardware Maker Avalon Calls for Mining Industry Changes

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 23:31

Bitcoin Hardware Maker Avalon Calls for Mining Industry Changes One of the industry's largest mining chip manufacturers is weighing in on new controversy surrounding how miners engage with the network.

Source

Litecoin Price Nears Two-Year High As SegWit Hopes Rise

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 20:50

Litecoin Price Nears Two-Year High As SegWit Hopes Rise Litecoin's price rally continues as the cryptocurrency approaches the support needed to activate SegWit.

Source

Pixelated Bitcoin Logo Gets Painted on the R/Place Canvas Experiment

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 06. 20:00

Pixelated Bitcoin Logo Gets Painted on the R/Place Canvas Experiment

This week many Bitcoin enthusiasts saw the popular digital currency symbol on a giant-sized canvas of pixels on the subreddit r/place. Also read: Kim Dotcom Previews Bitcache, Introduces Megaupload 2’s Bitcontent The Bitcoin Logo Secures a Position on the Subreddit R/place April Fools’ Day Canvas    The April Fools’ Day social experiment created by Reddit had

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Bitcoin's New Controversy: The AsicBoost Allegations Explained

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 19:21

Bitcoin's New Controversy: The AsicBoost Allegations Explained A new allegation from a high-profile bitcoin developer has once again stoked the fire of its scaling debate.

Source

Samsung Targets Blockchain Consortia With Nexledger Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 18:00

Samsung Targets Blockchain Consortia With Nexledger Tech Global technology giant Samsung today unveiled its Nexledger blockchain platform, alongside a series of other announcements. The solution is portrayed as an enterprise-grade blockchain platform hosted with cloud computing, in a Korean Herald report today. But details uncovered by CoinDesk indicate that Samsung may be targeting the increasingly crowded consortia business model with this latest […]

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An Ethereum Voting Scheme That Doesn't Give Away Your Vote

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 16:30

An Ethereum Voting Scheme That Doesn't Give Away Your Vote In Malta this week, researchers revealed a proposal for secure blockchain voting that involves no third party for privacy or tallying votes.

Source

Use or Speculation: What's Driving Ripple's Price to All-Time Highs?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 14:30

Use or Speculation: What's Driving Ripple's Price to All-Time Highs? Is XRP's recent price rally the result of Ripple's recent progress or 'pump and dump' traders? Ripple's CEO weighs in.

Source

Electronics Retailer Bic Camera Begins Accepting Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 13:30

Electronics Retailer Bic Camera Begins Accepting Bitcoin Bitcoin startup bitFlyer has inked a new merchant deal with a major Japanese electronics provider.

Source

Intel Demos Seafood Tracking on Sawtooth Lake Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 12:30

Intel Demos Seafood Tracking on Sawtooth Lake Blockchain Intel has revealed a solution for tracking the supply chain of fish using its Sawtooth Lake blockchain platform.

Source

The real story of #bitcoin.

bitcoinful

2017. Apr. 06. 11:34

The real story of #bitcoin.

The real story of #bitcoin.

Here Comes the Pickaxe Race: Bitcoin Mining Jumps to GPU

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 06. 11:30

Here Comes the Pickaxe Race: Bitcoin Mining Jumps to GPU Early bitcoin entrepreneur Alex Waters looks back at the early days of what would become the network's escalating mining arms race.

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Bitmain Tech Launches New Israeli Mining Pool

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 06. 10:00

Bitmain Tech Launches New Israeli Mining Pool

A new Israel-based mining pool owned by Bitmain Tech called ‘Connect BTC’ has recently joined the bitcoin ecosystem. The latest move by Bitmain marks the company’s first mining venture in the middle east. Also Read: Bitcoin Helps People Circumvent Economic Sanctions in Iran Bitmain Tech Launches New Israeli Mining Pool Connect BTC The Bitcoin mining

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bitcoinful

2017. Apr. 06. 09:34

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FED Board President Does not Understand Bitcoin or the Nature of Trust

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 06. 01:00

FED Board President Does not Understand Bitcoin or the Nature of Trust

A recent editorial published by Bloomberg on April 4 had quotes from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s Patrick Harker concerning digital currencies. In the article, he demonstrates his ignorance about bitcoin’s volatility, the future of banks, and the concept of trust.  Also read: Bitfinex Makes Good on Debt, 100% of BFX Tokens Redeemed The article’s author quotes Harker, saying

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Litecoin Moves Within 5% of its SegWit Activation Threshold

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 23:46

Litecoin Moves Within 5% of its SegWit Activation Threshold The litecoin network appears to be on the cusp of enacting a technical upgrade that would boost the capacity of its network.

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Philly Fed President Praises Blockchain's Authentication Abilities

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 19:26

Philly Fed President Praises Blockchain's Authentication Abilities The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia became the latest arm of the US central bank to discuss the impact of blockchain this week.

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Darknet Market Operators Who Stole 40 Thousand BTC Face Prison Time

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 05. 18:00

Darknet Market Operators Who Stole 40 Thousand BTC Face Prison Time

This week the accused thieves from the infamous Sheep Marketplace have been indicted by prosecutors from the Czech Republic. The charged suspect Thomas Ji?ikovský may face up to 18 years for firearms charges, theft, and drug trafficking. The Sheep Marketplace was a popular darknet market much like the Silk Road but only lasted a few

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Blockchain Land Registry Tech Gets Test in Brazil

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 17:40

Blockchain Land Registry Tech Gets Test in Brazil The land registrar offices of two Brazilian municipalities are now experimenting with blockchain tech.

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Building 'The Blockchain': Developers Aren't Giving Up on Big Ambitions

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 16:55

Building 'The Blockchain': Developers Aren't Giving Up on Big Ambitions A developer conference in Malta this week saw researchers present new ideas for how blockchains could be built and deployed.

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New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Stephen Pair of Bitpay

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 05. 15:00

New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Stephen Pair of Bitpay

This week on Bitcoin.com’s podcast host Richard Jacobs talks with Stephen Pair co-founder and CEO of Bitpay, the largest bitcoin payment processor in the world. Also read: Bitcoin.com Podcast: Bitcoin Investment Funds with Ransu Salovaara Bitpay: A Top Bitcoin Payment Processor In the latest Bitcoin.com podcast, Stephen Pair discusses current events concerning his company Bitpay and

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Decentralizating Central Banks: How R3 Envisions Future Fiat Currencies

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 14:59

Decentralizating Central Banks: How R3 Envisions Future Fiat Currencies In a new report, bank consortium R3 compares two competing concepts for moving fiat currency to a blockchain or distributed ledger.

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Decentralizating Central Banks: How R3 Envisions the Future of Fiat

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 14:59

Decentralizating Central Banks: How R3 Envisions the Future of Fiat In a new report, bank consortium R3 compares two competing concepts for moving fiat currency to a blockchain or distributed ledger.

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Decentralizing Central Banks: How R3 Envisions the Future of Fiat

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 14:59

Decentralizing Central Banks: How R3 Envisions the Future of Fiat In a new report, bank consortium R3 compares two competing concepts for moving fiat currency to a blockchain or distributed ledger.

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Ethereum Prediction Market Project Gnosis Sets ICO Launch Date

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 13:59

Ethereum Prediction Market Project Gnosis Sets ICO Launch Date An ethereum-based prediction market project called Gnosis is moving forward toward its public debut.

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Bitcoin's Broken Record: Why the Scaling Debate Isn't Going Away

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 13:00

Bitcoin's Broken Record: Why the Scaling Debate Isn't Going Away As the bitcoin scaling debate drags on, patterns are emerging that yield interesting insights into technical exploration on the network.

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Bitcoin to Be Accepted at 260,000 Stores in Japan by This Summer

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 05. 12:00

Bitcoin to Be Accepted at 260,000 Stores in Japan by This Summer

Only a few days after bitcoin officially became a method of payment in Japan on April 1, two major Japanese retailers have partnered with Japanese bitcoin exchanges to start accepting the digital currency for payments. Also read: Japan Declares Sale of Bitcoin Exempt from Consumption Tax Bic Camera and Bitflyer Bic Camera is a major consumer

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Blockchain Capital Releases New Details on Ethereum ICO Token

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 11:00

Blockchain Capital Releases New Details on Ethereum ICO Token Venture firm Blockchain Capital has released new details about a forthcoming token sale aimed to raise money for its new startup fund.

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Lucky Week at Bitcoin Games Roulette Table as Players Win 154 BTC

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 05. 11:00

Lucky Week at Bitcoin Games Roulette Table as Players Win 154 BTC

Bitcoin Games, the world-class digital currency casino at Bitcoin.com has been growing exponentially in 2017. As the game platform’s userbase multiplies so has the casino’s jackpots and wins. Last week a large number of Progressive Roulette Prizes totaled 154.32 BTC as users won $175,000 playing roulette. Also read: Bitcoin.com Presents ‘Birds’: Promote Your Tweets With Bitcoin

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Bcoin Developers Plan to Test Scaling Concept ‘Extension Blocks’

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 05. 10:00

Bcoin Developers Plan to Test Scaling Concept ‘Extension Blocks’

There has been a lot of discussions lately concerning the scaling debate and alternative Bitcoin clients within the ecosystem. Just recently, the Javascript protocol called Bcoin made headlines for its recent development, as well as a Bcoin block being mined on the Bitcoin mainnet. Now the founder of Purse has announced the development of a

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Blockchain Startup Wyre Acquires Remitsy for China Market Push

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 05. 00:10

Blockchain Startup Wyre Acquires Remitsy for China Market Push A blockchain cross-border startup has acquired one of its competitors as part of an undisclosed deal.

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Polish Digital Ministry Backs Blockchain Best Practices Proposal

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 21:26

Polish Digital Ministry Backs Blockchain Best Practices Proposal A government agency in Poland has put in a place best practices documentation in a bid to help the blockchain industry better self-regulate.

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Polish Ministry Backs Blockchain Best Practices Proposal

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 21:26

Polish Ministry Backs Blockchain Best Practices Proposal A government agency in Poland has put in a place best practices documentation in a bid to help the blockchain industry better self-regulate.

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Polish Startups Back Blockchain Best Practices Proposal

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 21:26

Polish Startups Back Blockchain Best Practices Proposal A government agency in Poland has put in a place best practices documentation in a bid to help the blockchain industry better self-regulate.

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Zcash Enters Top 10 Cryptocurrencies By Market Cap

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 21:00

Zcash Enters Top 10 Cryptocurrencies By Market Cap Zcash became one of the 10 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap today, a first in the blockchain network's short history.

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GAW Miners SEC Case Set for 2018 Court Date

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 18:45

GAW Miners SEC Case Set for 2018 Court Date A notable cryptocurrency case could advance to court as soon as early 2018, according to new filings.

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CoinDesk Launches 'Bitcoin Milestones' Series With Author Brian Patrick Eha

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 15:00

CoinDesk Launches 'Bitcoin Milestones' Series With Author Brian Patrick Eha CoinDesk is excited to announce a new series in which notable individuals look back on some of the biggest moments in bitcoin's near 10-year history.

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CoinDesk Launches Bitcoin Essay Series With Author Brian Patrick Eha

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 15:00

CoinDesk Launches Bitcoin Essay Series With Author Brian Patrick Eha CoinDesk is excited to announce a new series in which notable individuals look back on some of the biggest moments in bitcoin's near 10-year history.

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The Gold Rush Begins: The Day Bitcoin Topped the US Dollar

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 14:30

The Gold Rush Begins: The Day Bitcoin Topped the US Dollar In our first "Bitcoin Milestones" series entry, investor Roger Ver recalls his discovery of bitcoin and his excitement when the price first topped the US dollar.

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Why the US Department of Health Just Couldn't Ignore Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 13:30

Why the US Department of Health Just Couldn't Ignore Blockchain Bitcoin ransomware threats last year meant many US government agencies were wary of blockchain, but the health department took a different view.

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Kim Dotcom Previews Bitcache, Introduces Megaupload 2’s Bitcontent

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 04. 12:00

Kim Dotcom Previews Bitcache, Introduces Megaupload 2’s Bitcontent

Kim Dotcom has recently tweeted a preview of the long-rumored, much anticipated Bitcache system. He also introduced Bitcontent, a sales platform based on his upcoming Megaupload 2. “Get ready Bitcoiners,” Dotcom tweeted. “Bitcache will take Bitcoin to the mass market.” Also read: Don’t Expect to See Kim Dotcom’s Bitcoin Babies Until Later this Year Kim Dotcom’s

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No Incentive? Algorand Blockchain Sparks Debate at Cryptography Event

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 11:30

No Incentive? Algorand Blockchain Sparks Debate at Cryptography Event Should incentives in blockchain systems be a last resort? The developer of the Algorand proof-of-stake system thinks so, but other experts disagree.

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Bitfinex Makes Good on Debt, 100% of BFX Tokens Redeemed

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 04. 09:00

Bitfinex Makes Good on Debt, 100% of BFX Tokens Redeemed

On August 2, 2016, the leading bitcoin exchange by USD volume Bitfinex suffered a major hack that drained them of 119,756 bitcoins, forcing them to issue “Recovery Rights Tokens” as an IOU to customers. These tokens have been traded as BFX tokens, but the exchange announced today that it is now paying off the debt

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Purse Proposal Touts Extension Blocks as Bitcoin Scaling Solution

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 04:32

Purse Proposal Touts Extension Blocks as Bitcoin Scaling Solution Bitcoin startup Purse is spearheading work on a new solution it believes could break the network's long-simmering scaling gridlock. In a new blog post issued today, Purse has released a specification that includes demo functionality and code for upgrading its bitcoin software implementation, Bcoin, to support "extension blocks". The technical update seeks to enable the network […]

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New Alliances at Bitcoin Wallet Standards Initiative Roundtable Meetings

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 04. 01:00

New Alliances at Bitcoin Wallet Standards Initiative Roundtable Meetings

This past weekend on April 1-2 in Berlin, Germany, a group of various bitcoin developers met to discuss industry-wide wallet standards. The “Bitcoin Wallet Standards Initiative” had some of the most popular and leading wallet representatives within the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Also read: Fifty Developers Hack With Bitcoin for Two Days in San Francisco The First Annual

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Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Buys Back All Remaining 'Hack Credit' Tokens

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 04. 00:27

Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Buys Back All Remaining 'Hack Credit' Tokens Bitfinex has announced it has bought back all outstanding investor liabilities resulting from a hack on its platform nearly six months ago.

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Litecoin Sees Spike in Support for Scaling Solution SegWit

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 20:55

Litecoin Sees Spike in Support for Scaling Solution SegWit A controversial bitcoin scaling solution is seeing increased interest on another alternative blockchain network.

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Developer Proposes Hybrid SegWit Solution to Bitcoin's Block Size Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 19:40

Developer Proposes Hybrid SegWit Solution to Bitcoin's Block Size Debate A new proposal seeks to combine two solutions to bitcoin's block size debate into one compromise to move the network forward.

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Lightning Network Used to Sell Beer at Room77

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 03. 18:00

Lightning Network Used to Sell Beer at Room77

A Lightning Network (LN) using Bitcoin’s testnet coins (tbtc) has on Saturday successfully performed a real-world transaction at the Room77 bar in Berlin. Also read: The Lightning Network Alpha Release is Ready for Testing Room77’s Test Located in Germany’s ‘Bitcoin city’ of Kreuzberg, Room77 is the first bar/restaurant in Berlin to accept bitcoin for payments.

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'Confidential Assets': Blockstream Reveals New Bitcoin Privacy Tech

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 15:59

'Confidential Assets': Blockstream Reveals New Bitcoin Privacy Tech Bitcoin startup Blockstream has unveiled new technology for shielding the details of transactions on a blockchain.

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Bitmain Subsidiary Opens New Bitcoin Mining Pool to Public

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 14:55

Bitmain Subsidiary Opens New Bitcoin Mining Pool to Public A subsidiary of controversial China-based mining firm Bitmain is launching a new pool today, one that is seeking to sidestep the scaling debate.

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Managed Fund Titans Eye 2018 for Blockchain MVP Launch

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 14:30

Managed Fund Titans Eye 2018 for Blockchain MVP Launch A previously announced asset manager consortium is moving slowly to market with a blockchain technology solution.

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Broadridge is Building a Global Blockchain for Stockholder Voting

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 13:30

Broadridge is Building a Global Blockchain for Stockholder Voting Global stockholder communication platform Broadridge is now building two blockchain-based proxy voting solutions, along with several other apps.

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Humaniq Releases 2nd Iteration of Financial Services App

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 03. 13:00

Humaniq Releases 2nd Iteration of Financial Services 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. Humaniq has just announced a massive update of its iOS

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Mexico’s New Bill Could Be a Game Changer for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 03. 12:00

Mexico’s New Bill Could Be a Game Changer for Bitcoin

Mexico has recently introduced a bill which defines Bitcoin as a digital asset and sets forth rules for bitcoin exchanges. Bitcoin.com spoke with Sebastian Acosta Checa, founder of Mexican bitcoin exchange ISBIT, to learn more about this new bill and its effects on the Bitcoin ecosystem. Also read: How Trump’s Wall and Remittance Tax Could Give

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Blockchain's Trust Paradox

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 11:30

Blockchain's Trust Paradox A Nordic country known for its friendliness and stoicism may be about to show us the importance of trust.

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Bitcoin Prices Up Over 3% Today, Top $1,140

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 09:06

Bitcoin Prices Up Over 3% Today, Top $1,140 Bitcoin prices have surged today, rising over 3% overall since the start of trading and at one stage topping $1,141.

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Bitcoin Rebounds As Price Tops $1,100

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 03. 09:06

Bitcoin Rebounds As Price Tops $1,100 Bitcoin prices have surged today, rising over 3% overall since the start of trading and at one stage topping $1,141.

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All Business? Bitcoin is Becoming a Hobby for Exchange Employees

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 02. 16:30

All Business? Bitcoin is Becoming a Hobby for Exchange Employees Cryptocurrencies are becoming a notable hobby for exchange traders, even as their businesses struggle to understand applications of the tech.

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How Cornell Researchers Are Quietly Reinventing Private Blockchains

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 02. 15:52

How Cornell Researchers Are Quietly Reinventing Private Blockchains Why some researchers from Cornell's Institute for CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3) are working to improve permissioned blockchain implementations.

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Lerner Offers a Block Size Compromise with Segwit2MB

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 02. 05:00

Lerner Offers a Block Size Compromise with Segwit2MB

Security expert with Rootstock Smart Contracts, Sergio Demian lerner, tweeted March 31 about a “Segwit2MB” compromise for the block size concern. Lerner seeks to combine a hard fork with a soft fork as a solution. He meant for this idea to dissolve some of the rampant politicking that is miring the Bitcoin community in verbal

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`Purchasing Anything on the Black Market With Any Currency Is a Good Thing´

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 02. 01:00

`Purchasing Anything on the Black Market With Any Currency Is a Good Thing´

People often cast nasty judgment on Bitcoin. They say, “Bitcoin is just used as money for drugs, prostitutes, and other unsavory behavior.” They generally condemn the currency as a conduit for nefarious activity in order to undermine its credibility.  Also Read: Freedom Cells can Leverage Bitcoin to Embrace Agorism However, these attempts to castigate Bitcoin and

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Fifty Developers Hack With Bitcoin for Two Days in San Francisco

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 01. 20:00

Fifty Developers Hack With Bitcoin for Two Days in San Francisco

This past week on March 24 the San Francisco-based Hackreactor HQ and the bitcoin company Purse introduced bitcoin to over fifty developers with its “Bcoin Hackathon.” The bitcoin-centric hackathon included two days of programmers experimenting with the alternative Bcoin protocol and the process of building with bitcoin. Also read: After Changetip’s Failure – Minitip Retries the

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Bitcoin vs Gold: Which is a Better Long-Term Bet?

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 01. 15:15

Bitcoin vs Gold: Which is a Better Long-Term Bet? Bitcoin or gold? Picking one over the other as a long-term bet isn't easy, according to a suite of analysts.

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Charts: Bitcoin's Golden Price Streak Comes to a Close

CoinDesk

2017. Apr. 01. 11:30

Charts: Bitcoin's Golden Price Streak Comes to a Close Bitcoin prices surpassed those of gold earlier this month, but the digital asset failed to maintain this position for long, data reveals.

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Japan Declares Sale of Bitcoin Exempt from Consumption Tax

Bitcoin News

2017. Apr. 01. 10:00

Japan Declares Sale of Bitcoin Exempt from Consumption Tax

March has been a busy month for Bitcoin in Japan. The country officially recognizes Bitcoin as a method of payment today. While Japan prepares to recognize the digital currency, its long-awaited tax reform bills have also been passed this week. One area the bills address is the consumption tax treatment of digital currencies including bitcoin. Also read:

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