OKCoin and Huobi Move to End China's Bitcoin Withdrawal Freeze

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 21:00

OKCoin and Huobi Move to End China's Bitcoin Withdrawal Freeze Signs are emerging that long-lasting withdrawal freeze in China's digital currency exchange ecosystem is finally thawing.

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Judges Shoot Down Silk Road Operator's Appeal Bid

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 20:00

Judges Shoot Down Silk Road Operator's Appeal Bid Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for operating the now-defunct dark market Silk Road, has lost his appeal.

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$35 Million in 30 Seconds: Token Sale for Internet Browser Brave Sells Out

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 18:40

$35 Million in 30 Seconds: Token Sale for Internet Browser Brave Sells Out The makers of web browser Brave have raised new funding through the use of a blockchain-based token it hopes will incentivize user growth.

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$236: Ethereum's Ether Token Hits New All-Time Price High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 18:11

$236: Ethereum's Ether Token Hits New All-Time Price High The price of ether, the digital asset that powers the ethereum blockchain, hit an all-time high today as new exchanges pledged support.

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A ‘Segwit2x Working Group’ Has Submitted a Bitcoin Scaling Plan

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 31. 18:00

A ‘Segwit2x Working Group’ Has Submitted a Bitcoin Scaling Plan

Just recently Bitcoin.com reported on a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) written by Calvin Rechner that was recently submitted to the developer’s mailing list. There is another plan in the works initiated by Bitcoin developer and Bloq CEO, Jeff Garzik, that aims to combine Segwit and a 2MB block size increase. On May 30 Garzik addressed

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Bitcoin Scam Fighters – First Legal-Services Offering Platform to Fight Cryptocurrency Scams

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 31. 17:30

Bitcoin Scam Fighters – First Legal-Services Offering Platform to Fight Cryptocurrency Scams

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. May 30, 2017: BitcoinScamFighters.com is the first legal services offering and

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Senators Call for Digital Currency Oversight in Anti-Money Laundering Bill

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 17:30

Senators Call for Digital Currency Oversight in Anti-Money Laundering Bill A pair of US senators have filed a new anti-money laundering bill aimed at beefing up oversight of digital currency activities.

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Spanish Banks Back 'Red Lyra' Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 16:01

Spanish Banks Back 'Red Lyra' Blockchain Consortium A group of Spanish banks, law firms and corporations have formed a new blockchain consortium.

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Why a Facebook Investor is Calling for Regulated ICO Investment Products

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 14:30

Why a Facebook Investor is Calling for Regulated ICO Investment Products Asset manager ARK Invest would like to diversify its portfolio into ICOs, but, for now, a barrier of regulatory hurdles stands in the way.

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A Facebook Investor is Calling for Regulated ICO Investment Products

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 14:30

A Facebook Investor is Calling for Regulated ICO Investment Products Asset manager ARK Invest would like to diversify its portfolio into ICOs, but, for now, a barrier of regulatory hurdles stands in the way.

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Russia's Central Bank is Writing a New Bitcoin Law

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 13:30

Russia's Central Bank is Writing a New Bitcoin Law Russia's central bank is preparing new legislation focused on bitcoin and other digital currencies, reports say.

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Tokenized Dollars: Singapore's Central Bank Details New Blockchain Trial

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 12:30

Tokenized Dollars: Singapore's Central Bank Details New Blockchain Trial Singapore's central bank has published new details of distributed ledger trial that saw it issue digital tokens tied to its national currency.

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Bitcoin Could Progress the Fourth Industrial Revolution Says Wealth Manager

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 31. 12:00

Bitcoin Could Progress the Fourth Industrial Revolution Says Wealth Manager

Over the past few months, bitcoin’s value has grown significantly and many believe the growth is due to the geopolitical risks taking place within the global economy. According to a well-known executive wealth advisor bitcoin is more than just an investment vehicle because it has the beneficial attributes that could give society an alternative financial

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Bitcoin's 'SegWit2x' Scaling Proposal: Where the Startups Stand

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 11:30

Bitcoin's 'SegWit2x' Scaling Proposal: Where the Startups Stand CoinDesk asks firms in the industry for their opinions on a new 'agreement' that aims to resolve bitcoin's scaling stalemate.

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Bitcoin's 'SegWit2x' Scaling Proposal: Where Startups Stand

CoinDesk

2017. May. 31. 11:30

Bitcoin's 'SegWit2x' Scaling Proposal: Where Startups Stand CoinDesk asks firms in the industry for their opinions on a new 'agreement' that aims to resolve bitcoin's scaling stalemate.

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India’s Government Divided Over Bitcoin Legalization

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 31. 01:00

India’s Government Divided Over Bitcoin Legalization

As the period for public comments regarding the regulatory framework for bitcoin comes to an end, a debate heats up among members of the Indian Parliament about the legalization of digital currencies. Meanwhile, bitcoin trading volumes remain strong in the country. Also read: India’s Government Seeks Public Comments on How Bitcoin Should Be Regulated Parliament

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Bitcoin Returns to Rangebound Trading As Price Rollercoaster Subsides

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 23:05

Bitcoin Returns to Rangebound Trading As Price Rollercoaster Subsides The price of bitcoin saw modest volatility today, a development that follows a particularly strong period of robust gains.

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9 Years: LocalBitcoins Trader Sentenced in Latest Money Transmission Case

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 21:00

9 Years: LocalBitcoins Trader Sentenced in Latest Money Transmission Case A bitcoin trader on LocalBitcoins has been sentenced to prison terms after being convicted of running an unlicensed money transmission business.

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound After Last Week’s Dip

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 30. 20:00

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound After Last Week’s Dip

The price of bitcoin seems to have found some stability over the past 24 hours, after last week’s sharp upward climb in value followed by a 30 percent dip the next day. Since the drop, the price has bounced back and is hovering around US$2250-2300 per BTC at the time of writing. Also Read: A New

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India's 'BankChain' Consortium Launches Blockchain KYC System

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 19:40

India's 'BankChain' Consortium Launches Blockchain KYC System A blockchain consortium in India centered around banking applications has unveiled a new system for sharing information about customers.

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Bolivia’s Government Arrests 60 People Over a Pyramid Scheme – Not Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 30. 18:00

Bolivia’s Government Arrests 60 People Over a Pyramid Scheme – Not Bitcoin

The Bolivian government recently arrested 60 people over a pyramid scheme that claims to invest in bitcoin. However, the focus was on the scheme and not on bitcoin itself, even though the government banned the digital currency back in 2014. Also read: Use of Bitcoin in Ecuador Continues to Grow Despite Government Ban 60 Arrested Relating

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Belize Accuses OneCoin Promoter of Illegal Trading

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 17:15

Belize Accuses OneCoin Promoter of Illegal Trading The government of Belize has issued a cease-and-desist order to one of the main promoters of OneCoin.

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How, When and Where Will Regulators Accept Bitcoin ETFs?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 16:00

How, When and Where Will Regulators Accept Bitcoin ETFs? Will we see a bitcoin ETF anytime soon? Analysts remark on the global landscape and future outlook for exchange-listed cryptocurrency products.

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Walmart Wants to Track Delivery Drones With Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 15:00

Walmart Wants to Track Delivery Drones With Blockchain Tech One of the world's largest retailers envisions a future in which it might use distributed ledger tech to ensure drone deliveries.

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Energy Sector Giants Turn to Ethereum to Test Blockchain Potential

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 14:00

Energy Sector Giants Turn to Ethereum to Test Blockchain Potential A new consortium of blockchain startups and major energy companies is devising tangible use cases for blockchain tech in the green power sector.

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Energy Sector Turns to Ethereum to Test Blockchain Potential

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 14:00

Energy Sector Turns to Ethereum to Test Blockchain Potential A new consortium of blockchain startups and major energy companies is devising tangible use cases for blockchain tech in the green power sector.

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Energy Sector Turns to Ethereum to Test Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 14:00

Energy Sector Turns to Ethereum to Test Blockchain A new consortium of blockchain startups and major energy companies is devising tangible use cases for blockchain tech in the green power sector.

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Fresh Off Funding, R3 Moves Corda Toward Critical Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 13:00

Fresh Off Funding, R3 Moves Corda Toward Critical Pilot With over $100m in funding, distributed ledger consortium R3 is setting its sights on moving critical projects to pilot.

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The Slow Criminalization of Peer-to-Peer Transfers

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 30. 12:00

The Slow Criminalization of Peer-to-Peer Transfers

Peer-to-peer bitcoin exchanges face new legal challenges in America and the trend will probably spread to other money-hungry countries. There is a simple reason. Also Read: A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise Regulators use financial institutions such as banks to control the flow of wealth. The digital exchange companies that serve as “trusted third

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How a Tiny Island Could Give Cryptocurrency a Big Boost

CoinDesk

2017. May. 30. 12:00

How a Tiny Island Could Give Cryptocurrency a Big Boost CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson discusses how efforts in the Caribbean to harness public blockchain tech could lead to regional transformation.

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Ulbricht’s Mother Reflects on the Anniversary of Her Son’s Double Life Sentence

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 30. 01:00

Ulbricht’s Mother Reflects on the Anniversary of Her Son’s Double Life Sentence

Today marks the two-year anniversary of Ross Ulbricht’s double life sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest for operating the Silk Road marketplace. Also read: A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise The Two Year Anniversary of Ross Ulbricht’s Double Life Sentence Ulbricht’s family and many cryptocurrency enthusiasts were quite surprised that

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A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 29. 18:00

A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise

As the price of bitcoin settles down many bitcoiners are now concentrating on the scaling compromise proposed at the Consensus event held last week. Now a few bitcoin developers have decided to work on Segwit-2MB proposals that try to adhere to each side of the debate. Also read: Japan’s Bitpoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to 100,000+

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Baseball on the Blockchain? One Fan's Quest to Merge Two Passions

CoinDesk

2017. May. 29. 14:50

Baseball on the Blockchain? One Fan's Quest to Merge Two Passions Could blockchain solve problems for America's pastime? Tech enthusiast Josh Metnick gives the idea an epic at bat.

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Japan’s Bitpoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to 100,000+ Stores

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 29. 12:00

Japan’s Bitpoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to 100,000+ Stores

Bitpoint has recently partnered with Peach Aviation to provide bitcoin payment tech to the company, and now plans to do the same at “hundreds of thousands of Japanese retail outlets.” Also read: Bitcoin to Be Accepted at 260,000 Stores in Japan by This Summer From Peach Aviation to 100,000+ Stores Peach Aviation Ltd announced last week that

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Use of Bitcoin in Ecuador Continues to Grow Despite Government Ban

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 29. 01:00

Use of Bitcoin in Ecuador Continues to Grow Despite Government Ban

Before issuing their own digital currency, Ecuador banned all others including bitcoin back in July 2014. However, today bitcoin’s use continues to grow in the country. Also read: Bitcoin’s Price Correction Called in Advance by Analyst Bitcoin Banned in 2014 As part of a reform to the country’s monetary and financial laws, Ecuador banned bitcoin and

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Russian Bankers Push to Legalize Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 28. 18:36

Russian Bankers Push to Legalize Cryptocurrency

Russian bankers released a statement May 26, saying that cryptocurrency should be legalized for circulation. This message comes from German Gref, who is head of the Russian Sberbank. Gref said there needs to be an honest and intelligible conversation about cryptocurrencies, because attempts to ban it have only caused problems in the past.  Also read: Japanese Internet

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What to Know Before Trading Monero

CoinDesk

2017. May. 28. 12:35

What to Know Before Trading Monero Monero, a privacy oriented currency that has generated widespread adoption, provides opportunities for traders. Here's what you should know.

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Who Needs an Exchange? Three Unconventional Ways to Acquire Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 28. 12:00

Who Needs an Exchange? Three Unconventional Ways to Acquire Bitcoin

Just recently we reported on four bitcoin exchanges that require very little identification. Alongside these peer-to-peer platforms, there are also other ways to purchase bitcoin without using a traditional exchange. There are other more unconventional methods, like purchasing bitcoin at a convenience shop or even with a store gift card.     Also Read: Homeland Security’s U.S.

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Consensus 2017 Recap: Panels Cast Wide Net for Blockchain Discussions

CoinDesk

2017. May. 28. 12:00

Consensus 2017 Recap: Panels Cast Wide Net for Blockchain Discussions A look back at some of the fascinating and diverse panels that took place at Consensus 2017 this week.

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Increased Bitcoin Demand Puts a Strain on Global Exchanges

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 28. 01:00

Increased Bitcoin Demand Puts a Strain on Global Exchanges

Just recently we reported on the Poloniex exchange trying to handle a significant increase in cryptocurrency trading as well as a large influx of new customers. However, Poloniex is not the only trading platform dealing with more trading action as nearly every exchange is experiencing increased demand. Also read: Crypto Tales Pt. 1: Odd Stories That

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The Future of Bitcoin Conference 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 18:25

The Future of Bitcoin Conference 2017

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. As the world is learning to accept Bitcoin as a Global

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Launching Bitcoin Trading Platform to May 31

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 18:00

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Launching Bitcoin Trading Platform to May 31

Japanese conglomerate GMO Internet Group previously announced that its full-service bitcoin exchange and trading platform would open its doors to the public on May 24. The company has postponed the launch to May 31. Also read: GMO Releases Details of Bitcoin Trading Platform to Launch on May 24 One Week Delay Z.com Coin is GMO

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Launching Bitcoin Trading Platform

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 18:00

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Launching Bitcoin Trading Platform

Japanese conglomerate GMO Internet Group previously announced that its full-service bitcoin exchange and trading platform would open its doors to the public on May 24. The company has postponed the launch to May 31. Also read: GMO Releases Details of Bitcoin Trading Platform to Launch on May 24 One Week Delay Z.com Coin is GMO

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SEC Wants Companies Issuing New Tokens to Protect Their Investors

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 12:00

SEC Wants Companies Issuing New Tokens to Protect Their Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission has not said much about crypto companies issuing new tokens, usually called “ICO’s”, Initial Coin Offerings. The issue has remained silent. Now SEC provided a statement on May 23, saying they want ICO’s to be fair. They want cryptocurrency startups to protect their investors.  Also read: Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to

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SEC Wants Companies Issuing Tokens to Protect Their Investors

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 12:00

SEC Wants Companies Issuing Tokens to Protect Their Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission has not said much about crypto companies issuing new tokens, usually called “ICO’s”, Initial Coin Offerings. The issue has remained silent. Now SEC provided a statement on May 23, saying they want ICO’s to be fair. They want cryptocurrency startups to protect their investors.  Also read: Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to

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Cross Blockchain Trades? Lightning Gives New Life to Atomic Swaps

CoinDesk

2017. May. 27. 12:00

Cross Blockchain Trades? Lightning Gives New Life to Atomic Swaps Technologists are on the verge of realizing a new form of decentralized trading – called atomic swaps, the idea could replace exchanges entirely.

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Consensus 2017 Recap: The Biggest Main Stage Moments

CoinDesk

2017. May. 27. 11:25

Consensus 2017 Recap: The Biggest Main Stage Moments A roundup of the major events that took place on the Consensus 2017 main stage earlier this week.

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Bitcoin Experiences an Intense Flow of New Money and Mainstream Attention

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 09:00

Bitcoin Experiences an Intense Flow of New Money and Mainstream Attention

Over the past month, mainstream media has given Bitcoin the spotlight due to the digital currency’s recent jumps in value. Multiple news reports featured in prominent publications and on television are saying mainstream investors are flocking to cryptocurrencies in great number. Also read: Are Asian Markets Creating a Bitcoin Price Bubble? ‘The Laughter is Fading’ Mainstream

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Bitcoin’s Price Correction Called in Advance by Analyst

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 27. 01:00

Bitcoin’s Price Correction Called in Advance by Analyst

As bitcoin’s price skyrocketed on Thursday May 25, one analyst predicted an imminent correction. The price of bitcoin soon fell sharply before reaching $2,800 as she predicted. She also gave some price forecasts, warning of a downturn for the rest of the year but record highs in 2018. Also read: Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin and

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Is the Crypto Asset Class Finally Coming Into its Own?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 19:35

Is the Crypto Asset Class Finally Coming Into its Own? Cryptocurrency values have surged this year, with many posting huge percentage gains. But is it a sign they're reaching a broader audience?

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Make Most From Crypto-Trading With CryptoPing AI Bot

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 26. 19:11

Make Most From Crypto-Trading With CryptoPing AI Bot

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. On May 25th the new CryptoPing project for cryptocurrency traders successfully

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Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to Classify Bitcoins as Digital Goods

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 26. 18:42

Russia’s Central Bank Drafting Proposal to Classify Bitcoins as Digital Goods

The Central Bank of Russia has proposed classifying cryptocurrencies including bitcoin as digital goods for tax purposes, according to local publications. The draft proposal is due in one month. Also read: Russia Considers Recognizing Bitcoin in 2018 to Fight Money Laundering Classifying Bitcoins as Digital Goods The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia,

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Spanish Banks Form New Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 18:05

Spanish Banks Form New Blockchain Consortium A group of Spanish banks have formed a new consortium to investigate blockchain technology applications.

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Skeptical of ICOs? Investor Vinny Lingham Can Change Your Mind With a Marker

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 14:30

Skeptical of ICOs? Investor Vinny Lingham Can Change Your Mind With a Marker The blockchain startup launched by Gyft founder Vinny Lingham is planning to launch an ICO.

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Day of Demos: New Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 12:45

Day of Demos: New Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty At the Trusted IoT Alliance event on Thursday, a convergence between two nascent industries – blockchain and IoT – was apparent in a day of demos.

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Day of Demos: Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 12:45

Day of Demos: Blockchain-IoT Consortium Kicks Off With Use Cases Aplenty At the Trusted IoT Alliance event on Thursday, a convergence between two nascent industries – blockchain and IoT – was apparent in a day of demos.

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Are Asian Markets Creating a Bitcoin Price Bubble?

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 26. 12:00

Are Asian Markets Creating a Bitcoin Price Bubble?

Bitcoin’s price has been rising so fast over the past two months people don’t know what to expect next. In Asia, the price is climbing higher than most western exchanges. Now many people are wondering how healthy the current price spike is and whether or not the digital currency is in a bubble that might

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Bitcoin Price Rebounds to Near $2,640 Following Yesterday's Losses

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 11:29

Bitcoin Price Rebounds to Near $2,640 Following Yesterday's Losses The price of bitcoin has rebounded after a notable fall yesterday that saw the digital currency lose over $400.

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Bitcoin Price Falls Sharply After Nearing a $2800 All-Time High

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 26. 07:53

Bitcoin Price Falls Sharply After Nearing a $2800 All-Time High

After rising exponentially for three solid days, bitcoin prices fell sharply on Thursday afternoon dropping over $500 in a four-hour period. The price has rebounded since the drop hovering above a $2300 per BTC average across global trading platforms. Also read: Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business Stairs Going Up, Elevator Going

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Crypto Traders See Red As Profit Taking Fuels Price Pullback

CoinDesk

2017. May. 26. 00:20

Crypto Traders See Red As Profit Taking Fuels Price Pullback Profit taking caused crypto prices to suffer notable declines.

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Blockchain Entrepreneurs Target Apple and Google at Token Summit

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 23:42

Blockchain Entrepreneurs Target Apple and Google at Token Summit The Token Summit was held today, showcasing how a blockchain-based economy may be on the horizon with real-world applications that serve actual needs.

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MinexCoin Pushes Further the Boundaries of Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption – ICO Launched

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 19:58

MinexCoin Pushes Further the Boundaries of Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption – ICO Launched

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. MinexCoin is proud to announce that its ICO (Initial Cryptocurrency Offering)

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Bitcoin's Price Tumbles More Than $400 From New High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 19:43

Bitcoin's Price Tumbles More Than $400 From New High Bitcoin prices fell sharply today after setting a new all-time high above $2,700 on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).

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Bank of Canada: DLT Won't Replace Canada's Payment System

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 19:24

Bank of Canada: DLT Won't Replace Canada's Payment System Canada's central bank likely won't launch a wholesale payment system based solely on distributed ledger tech.

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LocalBitcoins Trader Pleads Guilty to Money Transmitter Charge

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 18:00

LocalBitcoins Trader Pleads Guilty to Money Transmitter Charge A Michigan LocalBitcoins trader plead guilty last week to operating an unlicensed money services business.

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Bitcoin Helps Venezuelan Families Avoid Starvation

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 18:00

Bitcoin Helps Venezuelan Families Avoid Starvation

On May 24 a cryptocurrency enthusiast revealed that bitcoin was saving his parents and sister from suffering from starvation. The U.S. resident says his family lives in Venezuela and bitcoin is giving them the opportunity to purchase food and pay bills while the economy crumbles around them. Also read: South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Trade $1000 Over

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Consensus 2017: Even Academics Can't Keep Pace With Blockchain Change

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 15:00

Consensus 2017: Even Academics Can't Keep Pace With Blockchain Change Universities have a role to play in developing a workforce with blockchain skills, but the rapid pace of innovation brings challenges, academics say.

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ICOs Going Mainstream? Chat App Kik to Launch Token Sale

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 14:00

ICOs Going Mainstream? Chat App Kik to Launch Token Sale Messaging service Kik has revealed plans to launch its own cryptocurrency and ultimately create a new ecosystem for digital services.

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Blockchain Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 12:30

Blockchain Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane With autonomous cars on the horizon, blockchain startups are eagerly building IoT systems for the fledgling industry

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How Blockchain Tech Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 12:30

How Blockchain Tech Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast Lane With autonomous cars on the horizon, blockchain startups are eagerly building IoT systems for the fledgling industry

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South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Trade $1000 Over Global Average

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 12:00

South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Trade $1000 Over Global Average

Bitcoin is shining brightly in South Korea as the price per BTC in the region has reached upwards of $3500-3800 across the country’s top three exchanges. Many traders are finding significant arbitrage opportunities due to South Korean spreads being over $1000 higher than the global average. Also read: Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub 

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Monaco Visa Raises $3M in 3 Days, Announces Instant Cashback Program

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 11:02

Monaco Visa Raises $3M in 3 Days, Announces Instant Cashback Program

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. May 24th, 2017 Zug, Switzerland. Monaco Technology GMBH, the company behind

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Consensus 2017: Advice From a Lawyer to ICOs: 'Don’t Be Stupid'

CoinDesk

2017. May. 25. 11:00

Consensus 2017: Advice From a Lawyer to ICOs: 'Don’t Be Stupid' The legality of the ICO as a funding vehicle was discussed on day three of CoinDesk's annual Consensus event.

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Wyre Switches From High-Fee Bitcoin to Ethereum – Launches Payment Tool for Wechat and Facebook

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 25. 01:00

Wyre Switches From High-Fee Bitcoin to Ethereum – Launches Payment Tool for Wechat and Facebook

Blockchain payments startup Wyre has announced the launch of a payment tool for Wechat and Facebook. Bitcoin.com spoke with CEO Michael Dunworth to find out more about Wyre Bot, which utilizes Wechat and Facebook Messenger for business invoicing. Also read: Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business Wyre Bot Launched Wyre offers cross-border

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Bitcoin, Ether Set New All-Time Highs Amid Market Boom

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 22:25

Bitcoin, Ether Set New All-Time Highs Amid Market Boom Money continues to flood into cryptographic assets, with bitcoin, ether and zcash setting new highs today amid a broader market boom.

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Consensus 2017: Blockchain Consortia in A Rapidly Changing Market

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 20:00

Consensus 2017: Blockchain Consortia in A Rapidly Changing Market "Whatever we build today will probably have to be changed again." So said Eiki Hatakeyama of the Western Asset Management Company, highlighting a sense of realism that came through in a series of workshops sponsored by distributed ledger consortium R3 during CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 conference. Discussions revolved around the rapidly changing marketplace – and the difficulty of keeping up, even within […]

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Bitcoin Price Blazes Past $2400 and Higher in Japan, India and South Korea

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 18:17

Bitcoin Price Blazes Past $2400 and Higher in Japan, India and South Korea

Bitcoin’s rising value continues to pick up steam this week by breaking a new all-time price high nearly every day. Currently, the global average is US$2400 per BTC, but the price is also trading at a premium of $2700 in Japan, $3050 in India, and $3150 in South Korea. Also read: Bitpay’s Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now

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Consensus 2017: Bitcoin Exchange Execs See Promise in Multi-Token Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 18:00

Consensus 2017: Bitcoin Exchange Execs See Promise in Multi-Token Future Exchange operators take the stage at Consensus 2017 to talk tokens, ICOs and building an exchange from scratch.

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Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape Moment

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 16:00

Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape Moment CoinDesk's Pete Rizzo talks to Coinbase CEO and founder Brian Armstrong about the firm's plans and changes in the wider blockchain arena.

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Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 16:00

Coinbase Today: Armstrong Talks Token, ICOs and Blockchain's Netscape CoinDesk's Pete Rizzo talks to Coinbase CEO and founder Brian Armstrong about the firm's plans and changes in the wider blockchain arena.

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Wyre’s WeChat and Facebook Bot Authenticates Invoices on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 14:00

Wyre’s WeChat and Facebook Bot Authenticates Invoices on Ethereum Blockchain startup Wyre has revealed a new bot for Facebook Messenger and WeChat that authenticates invoices on a public blockchain.

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Consensus 2017 Day 2 Recap: Finding Blockchain's Common Ground

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 13:01

Consensus 2017 Day 2 Recap: Finding Blockchain's Common Ground CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson recaps the second day of Consensus 2017, CoinDesk's New York blockchain conference.

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Bitpay’s Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now Available to 131 Countries

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 12:00

Bitpay’s Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now Available to 131 Countries

On May 22, Bitpay’s chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, revealed its prepaid bitcoin debit card product will now be available in 131 countries. Initially, the card was only available for U.S. residents but due to the expansion users worldwide can now convert bitcoin into spendable euros, pounds, and many other fiat currencies. Also read: Is It

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Consensus 2017: The Ups and Downs of Digital Currencies

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 12:00

Consensus 2017: The Ups and Downs of Digital Currencies Two panels at Consensus 2017 conference focused on both the promise and pitfalls of digital currencies and blockchain assets.

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Consensus 2017: Blockchain and Healthcare's People Problem

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 11:00

Consensus 2017: Blockchain and Healthcare's People Problem Blockchain is viewed as a way to give patients greater control over their data – but getting there might not be as easy as it sounds.

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Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin Using 21 Inc Computers, and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 07:00

Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin Using 21 Inc Computers, and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

The CEO of Fidelity Investments, Ms. Abigail Johnson, had a lot to announce at Consensus 2017 on Tuesday regarding the firm’s Bitcoin plans. The company is testing Coinbase integration, is already mining some bitcoin using 21 Inc computers, and employees can now pay for their lunch with bitcoin at the company’s cafeteria. Also read: Leading Japanese

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Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 07:00

Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

The CEO of Fidelity Investments, Ms. Abigail Johnson, had a lot to announce at Consensus 2017 on Tuesday regarding the firm’s Bitcoin plans. The company is testing Coinbase integration, is already mining some bitcoin using 21 Inc computers, and employees can now pay for their lunch with bitcoin at the company’s cafeteria. Also read: Leading Japanese

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Bitcoin's New Scaling 'Agreement': The Reaction

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 02:00

Bitcoin's New Scaling 'Agreement': The Reaction A meeting of bitcoin startup executives and miners held this weekend has resulted in a new proposal for how the project should be upgraded.

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Purse Enters Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin Development Agreement

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 24. 01:00

Purse Enters Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin Development Agreement

On May 23 the bitcoin marketplace startup Purse announced a multi-million dollar bitcoin protocol development agreement with Bitmain Technologies, Bixin, F2 Pool, and Bitcoin.com. Funds will be directed towards hiring new developers and advance the development of the alternative Bitcoin client Bcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Exchanges Multiply in Japan  Purse Partners With Four Industry Leaders to

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Consensus 2017: Decentralized Exchange 0x Wins Proof-of-Work Startup Competition

CoinDesk

2017. May. 24. 00:08

Consensus 2017: Decentralized Exchange 0x Wins Proof-of-Work Startup Competition 0x took the top prize today in the second annual Proof of Work pitch competition at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017 conference in New York.

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Consensus 2017: Global Insurers Debate the Future of Prediction Markets

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 23:18

Consensus 2017: Global Insurers Debate the Future of Prediction Markets Today's discussion on blockchain and insurance touched on the subject of prediction markets.

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56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Plan

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 23:12

56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Plan

Barry Silbert’s firm the Digital Currency Group (DCG) revealed a scaling agreement on May 23 with a letter of intent backed by 56 Bitcoin companies, for Sergio De Lerner’s recent Segwit-2Mb plan. The announcement states the signed agreement represents a “critical mass of the bitcoin ecosystem” with 83.28% of hash power supporting the proposal. Also

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India’s Government Seeks Public Comments on How Bitcoin Should Be Regulated

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 22:00

India’s Government Seeks Public Comments on How Bitcoin Should Be Regulated

India is in the process of establishing a regulatory framework for digital currencies including bitcoin. Last week, the Indian government started soliciting public comments on how digital currencies should be regulated. Also read: India’s Government Forms Committee to Investigate Bitcoin, Report Due in 3 Months  Indian Government Wants Public Opinions The Indian Government’s Ministry of Finance

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'A-Ha Moment': Toyota Talks Vision For How Blockchain Could Change Driving

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 22:00

'A-Ha Moment': Toyota Talks Vision For How Blockchain Could Change Driving Chris Ballinger, director of mobility services and chief financial officer for Toyota's R&D arm, talks the automaker's blockchain strategy.

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Consensus 2017: CME Group, UK Royal Mint Detail Plans for Blockchain Gold

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 19:30

Consensus 2017: CME Group, UK Royal Mint Detail Plans for Blockchain Gold Derivatives giant CME Group and the UK's Royal Mint revealed details about their plans to bridge the worlds of gold and blockchain today at CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 conference in New York. Last year, the the two institutions announced plans to put gold on the blockchain to streamline trading, with physical gold being represented by tokens called […]

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Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 18:00

Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business

As the number of merchants accepting bitcoin in Japan grows, companies are incorporating the digital currency into their business models in different ways. Japan’s leading printer, info-telecom and ATM manufacturer, Oki Electric Industry Co Ltd, has entered into the Bitcoin ATM business. Their first line of Bitcoin ATMs is launching this month. Also read: The Japanese

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Consensus 2017: Smith, Voorhees Talk Today's Bitcoin Market Craze

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 17:52

Consensus 2017: Smith, Voorhees Talk Today's Bitcoin Market Craze ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees and Blockchain CEO Peter Smith took on the topic of bitcoin's market moves today.

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Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham to Announce ICO at Consensus 2017

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 17:15

Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham to Announce ICO at Consensus 2017 The CEO of blockchain identity platform Civic is expected to announce a forthcoming token sale today.

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Fidelity CEO Talks 'Love' For Bitcoin, Why Blockchain Will 'Change' Markets

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 16:07

Fidelity CEO Talks 'Love' For Bitcoin, Why Blockchain Will 'Change' Markets The CEO of one of the largest private companies in the US is in love. At Consensus 2017 today, Abigail Johnson, chair and CEO of Fidelity Investments, went public with her enthusiasm for blockchain technology, bitcoin, ethereum and what the future holds for both open-source, public blockchains and more private alternatives. In her talk, Johnson discussed […]

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The Token Fund Collects $1 Million in Digital Assets

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 15:26

The Token Fund Collects $1 Million in Digital Assets

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 recently released Token Fund – which is a new approach

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Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Blockchain-Powered Caribbean Settlement Network

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 15:03

Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Blockchain-Powered Caribbean Settlement Network A new partnership could be step one in a larger bid to unite some of the Caribbean's biggest financial institutions with blockchain tech.

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Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Cross-Caribbean Blockchain Settlement Network

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 15:03

Bitt Reveals Big Plans for Cross-Caribbean Blockchain Settlement Network A new partnership could be step one in a larger bid to unite some of the Caribbean's biggest financial institutions with blockchain tech.

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Blockstack Releases Blockchain-Powered, Tokenized Internet Browser

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 14:52

Blockstack Releases Blockchain-Powered, Tokenized Internet Browser Blockchain startup Blockstack has released a decentralized browser aimed at making apps more easily accessible.

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Distributed Ledger Consortium R3 Closes Record $107 Million Funding Round

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 14:31

Distributed Ledger Consortium R3 Closes Record $107 Million Funding Round Global banking consortium R3 has closed an investment round larger than $100 million, the biggest round in distributed ledger history.

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Consensus 2017 Day 1 Recap: Collaboration, Education and Patience

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 14:00

Consensus 2017 Day 1 Recap: Collaboration, Education and Patience CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson recaps a whirlwind day one at Consensus 2017, CoinDesk's New York blockchain conference.

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Consensus 2017: Blockchain Tech Leaders Predict Interoperable Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 13:00

Consensus 2017: Blockchain Tech Leaders Predict Interoperable Future At Consensus 2017, leaders of different blockchain projects discussed how their platforms could eventually become an interoperable "mesh" of services.

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Sidechain Juggernauts RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 12:00

Sidechain Juggernauts RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

The highly anticipated project by RSK Labs officially moves into open beta status today with the launch of their public testnet named Ginger. The company is inviting everyone to try out their smart contracts using Bitcoin with their ethereum-like sidechain. They have also secured new funding that will allow them to take the project to full

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Sidechain Juggernaut RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 12:00

Sidechain Juggernaut RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

The highly anticipated project by RSK Labs officially moves into open beta status today with the launch of their public testnet named Ginger. The company is inviting everyone to try out their smart contracts using Bitcoin with their ethereum-like sidechain. They have also secured new funding that will allow them to take the project to full

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Consensus 2017: People and Machine Problems – Solved with Blockchain?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 12:00

Consensus 2017: People and Machine Problems – Solved with Blockchain? In sessions focused on global issues and IoT at Consensus 2017 yesterday, the possibilities and hurdles for blockchain tech took centre stage.

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Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past, Present and Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 11:00

Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past, Present and Future Afternoon panel sessions at day one of Consensus 2017 showcased a variety of positions on the emerging phenomenon of token sales.

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Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past and Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 23. 11:00

Consensus 2017: The Legality of ICOs – Past and Future Afternoon panel sessions at day one of Consensus 2017 showcased a variety of positions on the emerging phenomenon of token sales.

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Ledger Holdings Generates $11.4 Million to Open U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 09:00

Ledger Holdings Generates $11.4 Million to Open U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange

LedgerX, parent company of Ledger Holdings, generated $11.4 million in a financing campaign to open a regulated options exchange for bitcoin and other digital currencies in the U.S. The venture is led by Miami International Holdings Inc. and Huiyin Blockchain Venture Investments.  Also read: Bitcoin Pizza Day: Reliving the Memories and Forging New Ones The company is in

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Japanese Airline Accepts Bitcoin As Cryptocurrency Fever Spreads Across the Region

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 23. 01:00

Japanese Airline Accepts Bitcoin As Cryptocurrency Fever Spreads Across the Region

Bitcoin is surging in Japan in regards to popularity and trade volume, since the country legitimized the digital currency as a legal form of payment this past April. Now one of Japan’s largest discount airline providers Peach Aviation Ltd. has announced it will be the first Japanese service to accept bitcoin for airline tickets. Also

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Consensus 2017: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Puts Blockchain Privacy Into Focus

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 23:50

Consensus 2017: Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Puts Blockchain Privacy Into Focus Privacy and confidentiality are big-ticket priorities for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, ethereum-focused consortium launched in February.

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Deloitte Joins Blockchain Consortiums Ethereum Alliance and Hyperledger

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 22:45

Deloitte Joins Blockchain Consortiums Ethereum Alliance and Hyperledger Deloitte has revealed that it's joining two blockchain consortium efforts: the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and the Hyperledger project.

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Over 30: Deloitte Adds 'Mercury' Project to Blockchain Prototypes

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 22:45

Over 30: Deloitte Adds 'Mercury' Project to Blockchain Prototypes Deloitte has unveiled a new trade finance initiative, one that adds to its growing list of blockchain projects

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Consensus 2017: 'The Future Is Here' For Blockchain's Cross-Border Impact

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 21:32

Consensus 2017: 'The Future Is Here' For Blockchain's Cross-Border Impact Cross-border blockchain use was up for debate during today's Consensus 2017 panels.

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131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Card

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 21:15

131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Card BitPay is expanding its prepaid bitcoin card offerings to more than 100 new countries. Unveiled today by BitPay chief commercial officer Sonny Singh at Consensus 2017, the Visa-branded offering enables users to top up BitPay Cards with cryptocurrency, which can then be spent as euros, British pounds or US dollars at merchants around the globe. […]

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131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Visa Card

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 21:15

131 Countries: BitPay Goes International With Bitcoin Prepaid Visa Card BitPay is expanding its prepaid bitcoin card offerings to more than 100 new countries. Unveiled today by BitPay chief commercial officer Sonny Singh at Consensus 2017, the Visa-branded offering enables users to top up BitPay Cards with dollars using cryptocurrency, which can then be spent as euros, British pounds or US dollars at merchants around […]

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Nuco Launches Blockchain Beta for TMX Group Natural Gas Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 21:00

Nuco Launches Blockchain Beta for TMX Group Natural Gas Exchange When the gas goes out in your apartment, chances are someone will pay – the various members of the supply chain that move the gas from the earth to your home can face serious penalties if you're unable to stay warm or cook your food. Yet, until now, identifying just who was at fault in […]

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One for All? Citi, DTCC and PwC Talk Blockchain Teamwork at Consensus 2017

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 20:45

One for All? Citi, DTCC and PwC Talk Blockchain Teamwork at Consensus 2017 Enterprise blockchain was on full display at Consensus 2017 in New York City today. There, leaders from some of the largest and most influential companies gathered on stage to address an audience of blockchain executives and coders alike. From infrastructure provider the DTCC, which conducts quadrillions of dollars worth of transactions each year, to legacy bank […]

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IC3 Debuts Upgraded Off-Chain Transaction Protocol 'Teechain'

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 20:30

IC3 Debuts Upgraded Off-Chain Transaction Protocol 'Teechain' The Initiative For CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3) has unveiled a new version of its Teechan off-chain transaction protocol.

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ShapeShift Breaks New Ground With 'Prism' Digital Asset Portfolio Product

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 20:00

ShapeShift Breaks New Ground With 'Prism' Digital Asset Portfolio Product ShapeShift has unveiled a new product called 'Prism', one that brings a whole new style of investment to the cryptocurrency markets.

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Shapeshift Launches Decentralized Portfolio Platform Prism

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 22. 19:59

Shapeshift Launches Decentralized Portfolio Platform Prism

Today at the Consensus Conference in New York City the Shapeshift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees has announced the launch of Prism, a “trustless asset portfolio platform”. The Swiss blockchain technology company says investors of all types looking to build a portfolio can do so using the decentralized digital asset holding application. Also read: The Case for

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Consensus 2017: BitPay CEO Calls Bitcoin Fork 'Only Option' For Businesses

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 19:30

Consensus 2017: BitPay CEO Calls Bitcoin Fork 'Only Option' For Businesses A panel focused on bitcoin scaling drew crowds at Consensus 2017 today, though panelists painted a somewhat murky picture of potential paths forward.

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Toyota's R&D Division is Building a Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 19:00

Toyota's R&D Division is Building a Blockchain Consortium Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is going big with a bold blockchain strategy unveiled as part of its exhibit at Consensus 2017.

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RSK Raises $3.5 Million, Launches Bitcoin Smart Contract Testnet

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 18:59

RSK Raises $3.5 Million, Launches Bitcoin Smart Contract Testnet RSK Labs has received $3.5m in pre-Series A funding and opened up its production testnet to the public.

Source

Why Michigan’s Oldest Lawn & Power Sports Stores Goes Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 22. 18:00

Why Michigan’s Oldest Lawn & Power Sports Stores Goes Bitcoin

As bitcoin grows in value, more merchants every day are accepting the digital currency to stay ahead of the times. This week one of Michigan’s largest and oldest lawn equipment and power sports stores — Ball Equipment is now accepting bitcoin. Also read: Petition Asks SEC to Clarify Rules on Bitcoin and Digital Token Assets   

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Consensus 2017: IBM Thinks Blockchain Could Save Shipping Industry 'Billions'

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 17:28

Consensus 2017: IBM Thinks Blockchain Could Save Shipping Industry 'Billions' Blockchain technology is poised to recover billions of dollars lost to coordination costs in both capital markets and the shipping industry.

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PwC Teams Up With Alibaba For Food Supply Blockchain Test

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 17:21

PwC Teams Up With Alibaba For Food Supply Blockchain Test PwC Australia is partnering up with Alibaba and others on a trial that will find it seeking to provided added trust to the food supply chain.

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Consensus 2017: EU, India Governments See Path to Global Blockchain Adoption

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 17:15

Consensus 2017: EU, India Governments See Path to Global Blockchain Adoption Speakers during the opening panel of Consensus 2017 agreed that blockchain is set to go global – but differed on how the technology will get there.

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DCG Signs Up IBM, MasterCard And More For Enterprise Blockchain Effort

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 16:59

DCG Signs Up IBM, MasterCard And More For Enterprise Blockchain Effort Digital Currency Group is launching a fourth subsidiary, one that finds the investment company branching out into enterprise blockchain development.

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Citi, Nasdaq Partner on Blockchain Payments Solution

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 15:54

Citi, Nasdaq Partner on Blockchain Payments Solution Global financial institution Citi and stock exchange Nasdaq have partnered on a new blockchain payments initiative.

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JPMorgan Partners with Zcash Team to Add Enterprise Security

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 15:18

JPMorgan Partners with Zcash Team to Add Enterprise Security JPMorgan has partnered with the makers of zcash to provide a new layer of privacy to the users of its enterprise-grade blockchain.

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JPMorgan Partners With Zcash on Blockchain Security

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 15:18

JPMorgan Partners With Zcash on Blockchain Security JPMorgan has partnered with the makers of zcash to provide a new layer of privacy to the users of its enterprise-grade blockchain.

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CoinDesk Previews New 'State of Blockchain' at Consensus 2017

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 14:30

CoinDesk Previews New 'State of Blockchain' at Consensus 2017 See a sneak preview of CoinDesk's 'State of Blockchain' from our Consensus 2017 conference.

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AlphaPoint Taps into ICO Popularity With Token Launch Toolkit

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 14:00

AlphaPoint Taps into ICO Popularity With Token Launch Toolkit Digital currency exchange software provider AlphaPoint is expanding into the market for ICOs with a white-label toolkit.

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Healthcare IT Firm Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 14:00

Healthcare IT Firm Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project US firm Change Healthcare has joined the Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger blockchain consortium.

Source

Healthcare IT Firm Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project, Codebases Activated

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 14:00

Healthcare IT Firm Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project, Codebases Activated US firm Change Healthcare has joined the Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger blockchain consortium.

Source

It's Happening: Blockstream Launches 'Liquid' Sidechain in Beta

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 14:00

It's Happening: Blockstream Launches 'Liquid' Sidechain in Beta Bitcoin startup Blockstream’s first sidechain, dubbed Liquid, is launching in beta on the live bitcoin network.

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It's Happening? Blockstream Opens 'Liquid' Sidechain in Beta

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 14:00

It's Happening? Blockstream Opens 'Liquid' Sidechain in Beta Bitcoin startup Blockstream’s first sidechain, dubbed Liquid, is launching in beta on the live bitcoin network.

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Blockchain Startup Libra Hires Former Siemens Chief Risk Officer

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 13:20

Blockchain Startup Libra Hires Former Siemens Chief Risk Officer Blockchain startup Libra has announced a new hire as it expands its suite of enterprise-focused auditing tools.

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China's Best-Funded Blockchain Startup is Rebranding for Expansion

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 13:00

China's Best-Funded Blockchain Startup is Rebranding for Expansion One of China’s top-funded blockchain startups, Juzhen Financials, is rebranding to reflect planned expansion into new industries.

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Bitcoin Pizza Day: Reliving the Memories and Forging New Ones

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 22. 12:00

Bitcoin Pizza Day: Reliving the Memories and Forging New Ones

Today cryptocurrency enthusiasts around the world are celebrating the notorious “Bitcoin Pizza Day” where two Papa John’s pizzas were purchased for 10,000 BTC. Not only is the transaction deemed the first bitcoin exchange for real-world value, the trade is now appraised at US$20 million at today’s exchange rates. Also read: Asset Managers Recommend Bitcoin to Hedge

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Could Skandiabanken's Acceptance of Bitcoin Signal a New Fintech Reality?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 11:00

Could Skandiabanken's Acceptance of Bitcoin Signal a New Fintech Reality? Skandiabanken customers can now link bitcoin holdings to bank accounts, a signal cryptocurrency is finding its place in the broader fintech arena.

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Banks Offering Cryptocurrency Services? A New Reality

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 11:00

Banks Offering Cryptocurrency Services? A New Reality Skandiabanken customers can now link bitcoin holdings to bank accounts, a signal cryptocurrency is finding its place in the broader fintech arena.

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Banks Offering Cryptocurrency Services? A New Reality Is Arriving

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 11:00

Banks Offering Cryptocurrency Services? A New Reality Is Arriving Skandiabanken customers can now link bitcoin holdings to bank accounts, a signal cryptocurrency is finding its place in the broader fintech arena.

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Bitcoin Options Service LedgerX Raises $11.4 Million in Series B Funding

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 08:00

Bitcoin Options Service LedgerX Raises $11.4 Million in Series B Funding The parent company of bitcoin options exchange operator LedgerX has raised $11.4m in a Series B funding round.

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Consensus 2017: Smart Car Tech 'BlockBox' Wins CoinDesk Hackathon

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 03:35

Consensus 2017: Smart Car Tech 'BlockBox' Wins CoinDesk Hackathon BlockBox won CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 hackathon for its bid to make drones and smart cars safer to operate with blockchain. Black boxes have long been used to collect critical data during crashes and accidents, as explained Samuel Brooks, one of the team members, during BlockBox's presentation. But the team wanted to expand that idea to drones and […]

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 86 Members to Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. May. 22. 01:01

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 86 Members to Blockchain Consortium The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has more than tripled in size, with the group announcing 86 new members today drawn from a wide range of industries. Among the new members are South Korean telecom Samsung, pharmaceuticals giant Merck, automaker Toyota, investor communications platform Broadridge, financial markets firm DTCC, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which […]

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Three Services That Aim to Create Bitcoin Professionals and Experts

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 22. 01:00

Three Services That Aim to Create Bitcoin Professionals and Experts

Bitcoin can be a very technical subject, and oftentimes people have to find various resources online to educate themselves. However, there are a few organizations that instruct cryptocurrency enthusiasts through training and curriculum in order to edify the growing field of bitcoin professionals. Also read: The Case for Using mBTC Over BTC Denominations Education and Professional Expertise

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Deloitte Exec Departs to Launch Tokenized Blockchain Research Lab

CoinDesk

2017. May. 21. 23:11

Deloitte Exec Departs to Launch Tokenized Blockchain Research Lab The driver of one of Deloitte's most prominent

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Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Acquires Proof of Existence

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 21. 18:00

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Acquires Proof of Existence

The first document timestamping service for the Bitcoin blockchain, Proof of Existence, has been acquired by Bitcoin ASIC mining hardware manufacturer Canaan. The company has also retained the founder of Proof of Existence, Manuel Aráoz, as an advisor on future product development. Also read: Veriphant Helps Enable Legal Proofs in the Bitcoin Blockchain The Acquisition by

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Consensus Hackathon 2017: Into the Smart City Blockchain 'Rabbit Hole'

CoinDesk

2017. May. 21. 14:40

Consensus Hackathon 2017: Into the Smart City Blockchain 'Rabbit Hole' CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 Building Blocks hackathon is fast underway, with teams competing to realize the next big ideas for the emerging tech.

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Study Shows Forum Comments Can Predict Bitcoin’s Price with Over 80% Accuracy

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 21. 12:00

Study Shows Forum Comments Can Predict Bitcoin’s Price with Over 80% Accuracy

A research paper published last week shows that forum user comments can be used to predict the value fluctuation of bitcoin to an accuracy of over 80 percent. Also read: Asset Managers Recommend Bitcoin to Hedge Against US Stock Market Risks Study Funded by Korean Government A research paper entitled “When Bitcoin encounters information in an

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Securities Laws Aren't the Only Rules Token Sales Have to Consider

CoinDesk

2017. May. 20. 23:55

Securities Laws Aren't the Only Rules Token Sales Have to Consider While much of the concern over token sales has fallen on securities laws – there's another set of regulations that could be equally impactful.

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Bitcoin’s Meteoric Price Rise to the Moon Reaches $2000

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 20. 23:08

Bitcoin’s Meteoric Price Rise to the Moon Reaches $2000

On May 20, 2017, the price of bitcoin reached the US$2000 line at the bitcoin exchange Bitstamp. The decentralized currency’s meteoric rise in value has captured a phenomenal $32 billion dollar market capitalization after eight tremendous years of growth. Also read: Petition Asks SEC to Clarify Rules on Bitcoin and Digital Token Assets Bitcoin Has Broken

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History is Made: Bitcoin Prices Top $2,000 to Set New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 20. 20:50

History is Made: Bitcoin Prices Top $2,000 to Set New All-Time High Bitcoin prices passed $2,000 for the first time ever on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), climbing more than 100% since the start of the year.

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Bitcoin Miner Canaan Acquires Blockchain Notary Service

CoinDesk

2017. May. 20. 18:07

Bitcoin Miner Canaan Acquires Blockchain Notary Service Bitcoin mining hardware firm Canaan has acquired document timestamping service Proof of Existence, taking on its developer-creator as an advisor.

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Congressional Leaders Question IRS Summons to Coinbase

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 20. 18:00

Congressional Leaders Question IRS Summons to Coinbase

It seems a few U.S. politicians are taking issue with the recent Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) actions towards users of the bitcoin trading platform Coinbase. Also read: Zebpay Bullish About India’s Bitcoin Outlook, Experiences Strong Growth   Three Congressional Leaders are Asking for the Reasons Behind the Recent IRS summons to Coinbase A letter addressed to

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'Spiritual Experience': Hot, Wild Ethereum Summit is Sign of the Times

CoinDesk

2017. May. 20. 15:40

'Spiritual Experience': Hot, Wild Ethereum Summit is Sign of the Times Sweltering, crowded, and filled to capacity. If there were a sign that blockchain may be overhyped, or that the industry is in the midst of a massive bubble, the Ethereal Summit may well have been it. As if an effort to seize the moment, the one-day event, hosted by ethereum startup and incubator ConsenSys, squeezed 32 panels and […]

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Largest Czech Online Retailer Alza Accepts Bitcoin, Installs 2 Bitcoin ATMs in Showrooms

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 20. 12:00

Largest Czech Online Retailer Alza Accepts Bitcoin, Installs 2 Bitcoin ATMs in Showrooms

The largest Czech online retailer Alza has started accepting bitcoin and has installed a Bitcoin ATM in two of its showrooms; one in Prague and one in Bratislava. Also read: Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Ulmart to Accept Bitcoin in September Alza Starts Accepting Bitcoin Founded in 1994, Alza.cz Inc was previously called Alzasoft. Originally known for

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Bitcoin's Price Climbs But Falls Short in Bid to Top $2,000

CoinDesk

2017. May. 19. 23:15

Bitcoin's Price Climbs But Falls Short in Bid to Top $2,000 Bitcoin prices neared $2,000, but they failed to break through this key level.

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Bitmain’s Office Walls Defaced in Nighttime Raid

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 19. 22:00

Bitmain’s Office Walls Defaced in Nighttime Raid

A group of people descended on Bitmain’s office building in Israel during the night last weekend and defaced their walls with anti-Bitmain printouts. The printouts referenced the recent “Antbleed miner backdoor,” issued threats to employees, and included remarks warning people about cyber attacks from the company.  Also read: Bitcoin Price Climbs Towards the $2K Range The night raid

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Bitcoin Price Climbs Towards the $2K Range

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 19. 16:57

Bitcoin Price Climbs Towards the $2K Range

The price of bitcoin has hit a new all-time high once again as the digital currency has reached an average of $1950 across global exchanges. If bitcoin breaks the $2K range the price will have doubled since the beginning of the new year. Moreover, 2017 has shown digital assets, in general, have seen significant gains

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How Russia's Largest Exchange is Using Blockchain to Lure Global Investors

CoinDesk

2017. May. 19. 14:48

How Russia's Largest Exchange is Using Blockchain to Lure Global Investors Moscow Exchange Group is working on a blockchain solution using Hyperledger Fabric that it hopes will increase trust from the international community.

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Russia's Largest Exchange is Using Blockchain to Lure Global Investors

CoinDesk

2017. May. 19. 14:48

Russia's Largest Exchange is Using Blockchain to Lure Global Investors Moscow Exchange Group is working on a blockchain solution using Hyperledger Fabric that it hopes will increase trust from the international community.

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Where is Gavin Andresen? The Quiet Exile of Bitcoin's Former Face

CoinDesk

2017. May. 19. 13:00

Where is Gavin Andresen? The Quiet Exile of Bitcoin's Former Face Bitcoin developers discuss a messy divorce with former maintainer Gavin Andresen, once the most public face of the digital currency project.

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Asset Managers Recommend Bitcoin to Hedge Against US Stock Market Risks

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 19. 12:00

Asset Managers Recommend Bitcoin to Hedge Against US Stock Market Risks

Following the biggest U.S. stock market sell-off of the year on Wednesday, asset managers and investment strategists are suggesting two strategies for portfolio protection; bitcoin and international markets. Also read: Zebpay Bullish About India’s Bitcoin Outlook, Experiences Strong Growth Alternatives to Investing in US Stocks Wall Street saw the biggest sell-off in more than eight months

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SegWit Activation Complete, Litecoin Charts a Course for the Future

CoinDesk

2017. May. 19. 11:00

SegWit Activation Complete, Litecoin Charts a Course for the Future A new roadmap unveiled this week showcases that the team developing the litecoin blockchain has big plans ahead.

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EY Teams Up With Bitcoin Association of Switzerland

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 19. 09:30

EY Teams Up With Bitcoin Association of Switzerland

EY joins forces with the Bitcoin Association on Switzerland. This new team association was announced May 17 in a press release by EY.  Also read: U.S. Government to Research Role of Virtual Currencies in Terrorism They said, “Being the first of the Big 4 to get into Bitcoin, the next obvious step for EY was to support our local

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Yours Network Moves to Litecoin, Plans Full Launch on May 30

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 19. 05:00

Yours Network Moves to Litecoin, Plans Full Launch on May 30

Yours.network is finally launching, but with a twist. CEO Ryan X Charles has also announced on Thursday that Yours is switching to Litecoin. Also read: Yours Updates Reveal Many Ways to Earn Bitcoin Yours Planning to Launch on May 30 “Yours is like Medium with a pay wall,” Charles describes his product. He has been on

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Bitcoin is Just $100 Away From Doubling its Price in 2017

CoinDesk

2017. May. 19. 02:41

Bitcoin is Just $100 Away From Doubling its Price in 2017 Bitcoin's price has nearly doubled so far in 2017, rising from $1,000 at the end of last year to a new all-time high of $1,900 today.

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Is It Too Late for Barry Silbert’s Scaling Compromise Proposal?

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 19. 01:30

Is It Too Late for Barry Silbert’s Scaling Compromise Proposal?

According to a few public announcements, the Digital Currency Group’s founder Barry Silbert is trying to plan a scaling compromise that involves both Segregated Witness (Segwit) implementation and a block size increase of 2MB within the next twelve months. Also read: Xapo Forwards Miner Fees to Users After a Grueling Two Weeks of Backlog     DCG

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Cryptocurrency Market Cap Tops $60 Billion to Hit All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 23:45

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Tops $60 Billion to Hit All-Time High The total market cap of all cryptocurrencies reached an all-time high today, as these innovative assets continue to draw robust inflows.

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Bitpay Founder Stephen Pair Addresses Conspiracy Theories

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 18. 22:32

Bitpay Founder Stephen Pair Addresses Conspiracy Theories

This week Bitpay founder Stephen Pair addressed the multitude of conspiracy theories being spread about the company’s relationship with the Beijing-based mining manufacturer Bitmain Technologies.   Also read: India’s Government Forms Committee to Investigate Bitcoin, Report Due in 3 Months Bitpay Founder Further Details the Company’s Relationship With Bitmain Tech Lately, there’s been a lot of

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Congress Seeks Answers From IRS About Its Bitcoin Tax Investigation

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 21:45

Congress Seeks Answers From IRS About Its Bitcoin Tax Investigation Congressional leaders want answers about the Internal Revenue Service's ongoing effort to obtain user records from Coinbase.

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Microsoft Unveils New Framework to Speed Up Blockchain PoCs

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 20:00

Microsoft Unveils New Framework to Speed Up Blockchain PoCs Microsoft has unveiled a new framework aimed at streamlining the blockchain proof-of-concept process.

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Monaco Cryptocurrency Card Comes out of Stealth Mode for ICO Starting May 18th

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 18. 19:00

Monaco Cryptocurrency Card Comes out of Stealth Mode for ICO Starting May 18th

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. May 17th, 2017 Zug, Switzerland. After 12 months in stealth development,

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U.S. Government to Research Role of Virtual Currencies in Terrorism

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 18. 18:00

U.S. Government to Research Role of Virtual Currencies in Terrorism

Following the ransomware epidemic this past weekend, Kathleen Rice, a Representative from New York’s 4th congressional district submitted a bill asking the Secretary of Homeland Security to “analyze and disseminate a threat assessment regarding terrorist use of virtual currency.” Also Read: Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Considers Bitcoin    House Representative Proposes that Government Agencies

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More Live Blockchains? IBM Launches New Enterprise Accelerator Effort

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 15:59

More Live Blockchains? IBM Launches New Enterprise Accelerator Effort Global tech giant IBM is unveiling a new blockchain services package today, one that finds it seeking to jumpstart global use of the technology.

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Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Adds Uber, UBS Execs to Leadership Team

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 15:00

Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Adds Uber, UBS Execs to Leadership Team Bitcoin software wallet startup Blockchain added two new executive hires this week, amid a continued buildup of expertise on its team.

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Decentralized Ethereum Token Trading Goes Live With 0x Launch

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 13:59

Decentralized Ethereum Token Trading Goes Live With 0x Launch 0x OTC, an early stage platform for exchanging ethereum-based tokens, is expected to start settling trades today.

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Wagerr: The Sports Betting Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 18. 13:00

Wagerr: The Sports Betting 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. Wagerr (WGR), a fully decentralized sports betting blockchain, announces its Initial

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The World is Watching: Can WannaCry's Creators Cash Out Their Bitcoin Ransom?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 13:00

The World is Watching: Can WannaCry's Creators Cash Out Their Bitcoin Ransom? Bitcoins amassed by those behind the huge malware attack are being watched by the authorities. Can they retrieve the funds and not get caught?

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Zebpay Bullish About India’s Bitcoin Outlook, Experiences Strong Growth

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 18. 12:00

Zebpay Bullish About India’s Bitcoin Outlook, Experiences Strong Growth

Zebpay has achieved its goal of 500,000 Bitcoin-app downloads and has been adding more than 2,500 users daily. While the Indian government is drafting Bitcoin regulations, the bitcoin exchange is bullish about the outlook of the Indian bitcoin market. Also read: India’s Government Forms Committee to Investigate Bitcoin, Report Due in 3 Months Strong Growth and Growing

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Meet the 5 Finalists for CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 Startup Contest

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 11:00

Meet the 5 Finalists for CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 Startup Contest Ready for Consensus? Here's a sneak preview of our upcoming startup competition offering $10,000 in prize money.

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Mark Karpeles Open Letter to Coinlab Looks to Settle Lawsuit for $5M

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 18. 01:00

Mark Karpeles Open Letter to Coinlab Looks to Settle Lawsuit for $5M

On May 10 Bitcoin.com reported on how bitcoin’s price rise is slowly bringing the Mt Gox bankruptcy closer to solvency. The former CEO of Mt Gox Mark Karpeles confirmed that the price was helping, but the Coinlab lawsuit was a significant deterrent. Now Karpeles has written an open letter to Coinlab’s founder Peter Vessenes asking

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Bitcoin Exchange Spreads Are Narrowing But Gaps Remain

CoinDesk

2017. May. 18. 00:45

Bitcoin Exchange Spreads Are Narrowing But Gaps Remain As Bitfinex's banking challenges fade, the spread between prices observed on its order books and others internationally is falling.

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CFTC 2.0: US Regulator Unveils Plan to Step Up Blockchain R&D

CoinDesk

2017. May. 17. 21:32

CFTC 2.0: US Regulator Unveils Plan to Step Up Blockchain R&D The US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) revealed a new fintech initiative today that will find the regulator seeking to increase its participation in the ongoing global R&D effort related to blockchain and distributed ledger tech. As part of a sweeping CFTC 2.0 proposal, the US options and futures regulator is launching LabCFTC, a fintech […]

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As Bitcoin’s Value Rises Real Estate for BTC Sales Follows the Trend

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 17. 18:00

As Bitcoin’s Value Rises Real Estate for BTC Sales Follows the Trend

As bitcoin rises in value people selling luxury goods and real estate for BTC is happening more often these days. This year there’s been a lot more homes for sale from individuals posting ads on public websites like Craigslist and bitcoin-based businesses that are specifically tailored to selling real estate.   Also Read: Homeland Security’s U.S.

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Bitcoin's Price Edges Back Above $1,800 After Near $100 Gain

CoinDesk

2017. May. 17. 17:33

Bitcoin's Price Edges Back Above $1,800 After Near $100 Gain The price of bitcoin is once again above $1,800 following a recent uptick that comes amid increasing exchange competition.

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Xapo Forwards Miner Fees to Users After a Grueling Two Weeks of Backlog

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 17. 16:00

Xapo Forwards Miner Fees to Users After a Grueling Two Weeks of Backlog

This week the bitcoin-based company Xapo has announced the firm will no longer pay mining fees for customer transactions and will forward the cost to users. The announcement comes after a hectic week where over 150,000 to 200,000 unconfirmed transactions filled the network transaction queue (mempool). Also read: Petition Asks SEC to Clarify Rules on Bitcoin

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India's Kotak Mahindra Bank Completes Blockchain Trade Finance Test

CoinDesk

2017. May. 17. 15:30

India's Kotak Mahindra Bank Completes Blockchain Trade Finance Test The latest blockchain trade finance trial in India showcases how the use case is now gaining global interest among enterprises.

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US National Security Advisor: Bitcoin Needs to Be Understood, Not Feared

CoinDesk

2017. May. 17. 14:40

US National Security Advisor: Bitcoin Needs to Be Understood, Not Feared A US think tank that advises the US government is exploring the threats bitcoin poses to national security, but also its benefits.

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CryptoPing Announcing Intelligence Bot ICO Launch

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 17. 14:00

CryptoPing Announcing Intelligence Bot ICO Launch

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. CryptoPing, new project for cryptocurrency traders, announces ICO launch on May

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Trust Your Oracle? Cornell Launches Tool for Confidential Blockchain Queries

CoinDesk

2017. May. 17. 13:30

Trust Your Oracle? Cornell Launches Tool for Confidential Blockchain Queries A new tool from Cornell's famed IC3 lab allows ethereum smart contracts to obtain and send information more securely.

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Bitcoin Could Tap into $40 Trillion Japanese FX Margin Trading Market This Year

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 17. 12:02

Bitcoin Could Tap into $40 Trillion Japanese FX Margin Trading Market This Year

Companies in Japan are reportedly scrambling to register with the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) to offer bitcoin products or services. They aim to attract Japanese retail investors, also known as “Mrs Watanabe”, who currently favor the $40 trillion foreign exchange margin trading market. Also read: Petition Asks SEC to Clarify Rules on Bitcoin and Digital

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Xapo to Pass On Bitcoin Network Fees to Users

CoinDesk

2017. May. 17. 12:00

Xapo to Pass On Bitcoin Network Fees to Users Bitcoin wallet provider Xapo has told its customers that they will soon have to pay the network fees for outbound transactions.

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DC Blockchain Advocates Seek Distance From Bitcoin Amid Ransomware Wave

CoinDesk

2017. May. 17. 11:00

DC Blockchain Advocates Seek Distance From Bitcoin Amid Ransomware Wave Blockchain advocates are trying to recast the narrative surrounding bitcoin as recent upticks in ransomware trouble Capitol Hill.

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Bitcoin.com’s Cloud Mining Begins, Now Anyone Can Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 17. 08:32

Bitcoin.com’s Cloud Mining Begins, Now Anyone Can Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin.com is pleased to announce our new cloud mining service pool.bitcoin.com that enables anyone to participate in bitcoin mining without having to purchase specialized hardware.   Bitcoin.com’s Cloud Mining Allows Anyone to Join the Growing Mining Economy Today we are pleased to announce the grand opening of our cloud mining services. Our mining pool pool.bitcoin.com has

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Chile's Largest Stock Exchange Plans to Implement IBM Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. May. 17. 06:00

Chile's Largest Stock Exchange Plans to Implement IBM Blockchain Tech Chile's Santiago Stock Exchange is going live with a new blockchain project it aims to grow into a powerful cost-cutting tool.

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Knc Miner Latest Mining Hardware Scam Site Disguised with Veneer of Legitimacy

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 17. 05:00

Knc Miner Latest Mining Hardware Scam Site Disguised with Veneer of Legitimacy

Everyone should be wary of scams on the mining hardware market. They seem to be proliferating. These scam sites possess a thinly disguised veneer of legitimacy. They appear authentic and honest. Without some technical acumen or knowledge of red flags to investigate, anyone can become a victim.  Also read: Ripple Market Capitalization Soars, Surges Past Ethereum Potential

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Poloniex Suffers Attacks Seeing 600% More Active Traders in 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 17. 02:00

Poloniex Suffers Attacks Seeing 600% More Active Traders in 2017

Over the past few weeks, traders have been complaining about slow trade executions while using the U.S. based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. The trading platform says it has recently been suffering from many severe distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks alongside a surge of mainstream growth. Also read: Crypto Tales Pt. 1: Odd Stories That Surface in

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Petition Asks SEC to Clarify Rules on Bitcoin and Digital Token Assets

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 16. 23:30

Petition Asks SEC to Clarify Rules on Bitcoin and Digital Token Assets

A petition has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for guidance and regulation for digital assets, including bitcoin. Ouisa Capital urges the SEC to clarify when digital assets which include digital currencies are considered securities and when registration requirements apply to companies facilitating their issuance and trading. Also read: SEC Approves Petition

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Ripple's XRP Token Sets New All-Time Price High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 23:00

Ripple's XRP Token Sets New All-Time Price High Ripple's native cryptocurrency XRP extended gains today, rising to fresh all-time highs amid what has been a torrid period of price growth.

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NHS Cyber Attacks – End This With Blockchain Technology Urges Patientory Founder

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 16. 22:59

NHS Cyber Attacks – End This With Blockchain Technology Urges Patientory Founder

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 National Health Service in England was hit on Friday by

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Coinbase Users Ask Court to Stop IRS Bitcoin Tax Hunt

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 21:30

Coinbase Users Ask Court to Stop IRS Bitcoin Tax Hunt Two unnamed Coinbase customers are seeking to stop the IRS from obtaining records on the digital currency exchange's user base, court records show.

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Blockchain Logistics Service Launched By South Korean Conglomerate

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 18:42

Blockchain Logistics Service Launched By South Korean Conglomerate A subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate SK Group has launched a new blockchain service focused on trade logistics.

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South Korean Conglomerate Launches Blockchain Logistics Service

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 18:42

South Korean Conglomerate Launches Blockchain Logistics Service A subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate SK Group has launched a new blockchain service focused on trade logistics.

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Ripple Pledges to Lock Up $14 Billion in XRP Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 18:00

Ripple Pledges to Lock Up $14 Billion in XRP Cryptocurrency Reacting to concerns that Ripple might flood the market with billions in XRP, the company will voluntarily put the funds behind clock and key.

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US Congress to Announce Study on Virtual Currency Link to Terrorism Today

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 15:40

US Congress to Announce Study on Virtual Currency Link to Terrorism Today A US Congressional subcommittee is developing a bill to study the use of digital currencies by terrorists, CoinDesk has learned.

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SEC Petition Calls for Blockchain Token Rules

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 15:15

SEC Petition Calls for Blockchain Token Rules A New York-based broker-dealer has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to propose rules for blockchain-based assets.

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5 Ways Theme Parks Could Embrace Blockchain (And Why They Should)

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 14:30

5 Ways Theme Parks Could Embrace Blockchain (And Why They Should) Blogger Jegar Pitchforth envisions how one summer entertainment staple – the theme park – could adapt to the advent of blockchain tech.

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World's Biggest Tech Giants Could Boost Bitcoin in Regulatory Push

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 13:30

World's Biggest Tech Giants Could Boost Bitcoin in Regulatory Push Led by the large tech companies, Financial Innovation Now hopes to lobby Congress into setting up unified federal money transmission rules.

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Finantick – Fanatical Technology

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 16. 13:20

Finantick – Fanatical Technology

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. Newcomer Finantick launches a new version of its binary brokerage platform,

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Ripple Market Capitalization Soars, Surges Past Ethereum

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 16. 12:00

Ripple Market Capitalization Soars, Surges Past Ethereum

Ripple tokens have hit a massive upswing in market capitalization over the last day, surging past Ethereum and nipping at bitcoin’s heels. Also Read: Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Considers Bitcoin At end of day May 14, Ripple’s market capitalization was at about $8,345,000,000. Ripple continued surging well into the next day and peaked at

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Blockchain vs Fake News? Startup Userfeeds Takes Up Fight

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 12:00

Blockchain vs Fake News? Startup Userfeeds Takes Up Fight A new startup is seeking to fight the phenomenon of fake news using an ethereum-based blockchain platform.

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Russian Payments Giant Qiwi Acquires Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 11:00

Russian Payments Giant Qiwi Acquires Blockchain Startup Russian payments firm Qiwi has reportedly acquired a blockchain startup as part of its plan to offer services integrating the technology.

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Boost VC Will Now Invest Directly in Crypto ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 02:40

Boost VC Will Now Invest Directly in Crypto ICOs Institutional investor Boost VC is formally opening its doors to so-called ICOs, becoming the latest big venture firm to back the concept.

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UK bank refunds

Bitbargain.com

2017. May. 16. 02:21

UK bank refunds

Which? wanted banks to refund consumers in cases where victims had accidentally transferred money to a fraudster, similar to the protections provided on credit card transactions.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39924596

UK bank refunds

Bitbargain.com

2017. May. 16. 00:21

UK bank refunds

Which? wanted banks to refund consumers in cases where victims had accidentally transferred money to a fraudster, similar to the protections provided on credit card transactions.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39924596

Healthy Correction? Bitcoin Prices Retreat to $1,700

CoinDesk

2017. May. 16. 00:16

Healthy Correction? Bitcoin Prices Retreat to $1,700 The price of bitcoin fell to around 10% below its most recent all-time high as the market experienced what analysts called a "healthy correction".

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Global Payment Platform Payza Goes Full Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 16. 00:00

Global Payment Platform Payza Goes Full Bitcoin

Payza on Monday announced the addition of a wide range of bitcoin services. The company also claims to be the first ewallet provider “to treat bitcoin like any fiat currency.” Merchants can now hold bitcoin in their accounts instead of having them automatically converted into fiat currencies. Furthermore, bitcoin payments are protected by Payza’s Resolution

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Norway's Internet-Only Skandiabanken Launches Coinbase Integration

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 21:10

Norway's Internet-Only Skandiabanken Launches Coinbase Integration An internet-only banked based in Norway has integrated with digital currency exchange startup Coinbase.

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Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Considers Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 15. 20:40

Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Considers Bitcoin

During the first week of May, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the agency’s Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) branch have shown a keen interest in bitcoin and blockchain technologies. On May 2 DHS awarded three blockchain-based startups $2.25 million for research and development. Following this announcement, the very next day Homeland Security’s USCIS

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Norway’s Largest Online Bank Integrates Bitcoin Accounts

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 15. 19:28

Norway’s Largest Online Bank Integrates Bitcoin Accounts

Norway’s largest internet-based bank has added a new feature tethering bitcoin accounts to the company’s web bank platform. Skandiabanken customers are now able to access Coinbase accounts giving members insight into their digital investments alongside their savings and checking accounts. Also read: Crypto Tales Pt. 1: Odd Stories That Surface in Bitcoin-Land Skandiabanken Recognizes Cryptocurrency as

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Buy a Green Card With Bitcoin? US Officials Weigh Impact on EB-5 Program

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 19:20

Buy a Green Card With Bitcoin? US Officials Weigh Impact on EB-5 Program US immigration services are actively weighing the question of whether bitcoin can be used to pay for obligations tied to a controversial visa program.

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Buy a Green Card With Bitcoin? US Officials Weigh Impact on EB-5

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 19:20

Buy a Green Card With Bitcoin? US Officials Weigh Impact on EB-5 US immigration services are actively weighing the question of whether bitcoin can be used to pay for obligations tied to a controversial visa program.

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European Stability Mechanism Floats Possible Blockchain Integration

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 17:29

European Stability Mechanism Floats Possible Blockchain Integration Will the European Stability Mechanism someday run on blockchain?

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'Big Four' Irish Banks Join Blockchain Payments Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 15:41

'Big Four' Irish Banks Join Blockchain Payments Pilot Two of Ireland’s ‘Big Four’ banks are taking part in a blockchain payments trial organized by professional services firm Deloitte.

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$1,700? Even Bitcoin Tech Leaders Don't Know Why the Price is Up

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 15:00

$1,700? Even Bitcoin Tech Leaders Don't Know Why the Price is Up Amid scaling battles and upgrade standstills, bitcoin's price continues to rise. So what's causing all the momentum?

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$1,700? Bitcoin's Price is Up Even as its Tech Progress Stalls

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 15:00

$1,700? Bitcoin's Price is Up Even as its Tech Progress Stalls Amid scaling battles and upgrade standstills, bitcoin's price continues to rise. So what's causing all the momentum?

Source

Meet the German Baron Who Thinks Blockchain Will Beat the Middlemen

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 14:00

Meet the German Baron Who Thinks Blockchain Will Beat the Middlemen Germany's former Minister of Defense is now a blockchain baron, and is leveraging his extensive resources to bring the technology around the world.

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Security Experts and Microsoft President Question the NSA’s Overreach

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 15. 14:00

Security Experts and Microsoft President Question the NSA’s Overreach

On Friday, May 12 the Wanacryptor 2.0 (Wannacry) ransomware began spreading like wildfire across thousands of computers across the world. Over the past two days Wannacry has claimed over 223,000 victims using Windows operating systems through an alleged U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) exploit called an SMB worm. Also read: Widespread Ransomware `Wannacry´ Linked to NSA

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Token Crowdsale for NVO Decentralized Exchange

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 15. 13:15

Token Crowdsale for NVO Decentralized 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. New Venture Opportunities (NVO) will be raising funds to design and

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Bank of Japan Fintech Head: Don't Expect Central Banks to Lead DLT

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 12:30

Bank of Japan Fintech Head: Don't Expect Central Banks to Lead DLT In an exclusive interview, Bank of Japan's Yuko Kawai discussed how blockchain is emerging as one of the "hottest topics" among central banks.

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Government-Backed Firm to Launch Blockchain IDs in Luxembourg

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 12:00

Government-Backed Firm to Launch Blockchain IDs in Luxembourg A major digital identity firm backed by the government of Luxembourg is building a new platform alongside US startup Cambridge Blockchain.

Source

Blockchain Regulation: Is Europe Getting It Right?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 15. 11:00

Blockchain Regulation: Is Europe Getting It Right? Can we regulate blockchain before its uses are known? CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson discusses the difficult dynamics being examined by regulators.

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Early Version of Tumblebit-Enabling Hiddenwallet Released

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 15. 10:00

Early Version of Tumblebit-Enabling Hiddenwallet Released

The first release of Hiddenwallet was announced on Sunday. Its Gibhub page describes the wallet as a “privacy focused, full block downloading SPV Bitcoin wallet with Tumblebit support.” Also read: Breeze Bitcoin Wallet to Deploy Production-Ready Tumblebit Anonymizer First Release of Hiddenwallet The release was announced on Sunday by Tumblebit developer Adam Ficsor. He said: I

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Crypto Tales Pt. 1: Odd Stories That Surface in Bitcoin-Land

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 14. 18:00

Crypto Tales Pt. 1: Odd Stories That Surface in Bitcoin-Land

As bitcoin’s price rises, lots of interesting stories appears frequently on forums and social media. Just recently two particular tales have sparked discussions among bitcoiners – as well as thought-provoking questions. Also read: Coincheck Launches Interest-Paying Bitcoin Accounts  Dying Man Buys 191 BTC at $1700 by Re-Mortgaging His Home On May 9 as the price of

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Crypto Utopia? Defining the Greater Good in a Blockchain World

CoinDesk

2017. May. 14. 14:15

Crypto Utopia? Defining the Greater Good in a Blockchain World Can this radical new technology, blockchain, create the underpinning of a safer, fairer and more prosperous society?

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Traditional IRAs Are Coming to the World of Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. May. 14. 13:30

Traditional IRAs Are Coming to the World of Bitcoin A less risky way for bitcoin exposure? New IRA products are hitting the market aiming at general market consumers.

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Blockchain-Based Game ‘Spells of Genesis’ Launches Globally

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 14. 12:00

Blockchain-Based Game ‘Spells of Genesis’ Launches Globally

Video game developers Everdreamsoft and their partner All 4 Games officially launched their flagship blockchain-based mobile title “Spells of Genesis.” They published a press release on April 20, proudly saying they released the game in full. According to the developers, Spells of Genesis takes advantage of the bitcoin blockchain by allowing users to store cards on it.  Also

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The Case for Using mBTC Over BTC Denominations

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 14. 01:00

The Case for Using mBTC Over BTC Denominations

As bitcoin’s price has gained quite a bit of value over the past few months, many bitcoin proponents have been asking the community to start thinking about using mBTC denominations rather than using decimal points. People proposing this idea believe it’s the right time to start referring to bitcoin percentages below one bitcoin in this

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Cools Down After Slight Correction

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 13. 18:00

Markets Update: Bitcoin Price Cools Down After Slight Correction

The price of bitcoin is back on the upside after a slight correction over the past 48-hours, dropping from a high of US$1870 to a low of $1601 on the evening of May 12. Currently the price per bitcoin is resting at $1725, rebounding on May 13, presently struggling to push above current resistance. Read

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Widespread Ransomware Infecting Thousands Linked to NSA Exploit

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 13. 12:00

Widespread Ransomware Infecting Thousands Linked to NSA Exploit

According to many reports across the web, a string of ransomware attacks has infected thousands of businesses from 99 countries worldwide. Sources say over 75,000 users globally were affected because of leaked NSA exploit published by the hacker group the Shadow Brokers. Also read: Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year Wana

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Widespread Ransomware `Wannacry´ Linked to NSA Exploit

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 13. 12:00

Widespread Ransomware `Wannacry´ Linked to NSA Exploit

According to many reports across the web, a string of ransomware attacks has infected thousands of businesses from 99 countries worldwide. Sources say over 75,000 users globally were affected because of leaked NSA exploit published by the hacker group the Shadow Brokers. Also read: Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year Wana

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Widespread Ransomware `Wanacry´ Linked to NSA Exploit

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 13. 12:00

Widespread Ransomware `Wanacry´ Linked to NSA Exploit

According to many reports across the web, a string of ransomware attacks has infected thousands of businesses from 99 countries worldwide. Sources say over 75,000 users globally were affected because of leaked NSA exploit published by the hacker group the Shadow Brokers. Also read: Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year Wana

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Bitcoin's Scaling Debate: The View From China's Miners

CoinDesk

2017. May. 13. 12:00

Bitcoin's Scaling Debate: The View From China's Miners Researcher Paul Ennis sheds light on China's bitcoin mining community, often viewed as one important political faction in the scaling debate.

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$600k for an Ethereum Name? A Thriving Auction Market is Underway

CoinDesk

2017. May. 13. 11:25

$600k for an Ethereum Name? A Thriving Auction Market is Underway An ethereum project aimed at decentralizing the domain space is winning enthusiasm – and investment dollars – from crypto investors.

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Coinify to Roll-Out Bitcoin Integration to 3000 Merchants This Summer

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 13. 07:00

Coinify to Roll-Out Bitcoin Integration to 3000 Merchants This Summer

This week the Denmark-based payment processor Coinify announced 3,000 merchants will be able to accept bitcoin through its partnership with the UK Point-of-Sale (POS) startup Countr. This summer Countr’s tablet based POS software will be integrated with Coinify’s digital currency platform allowing customers from 115 countries to pay with cryptocurrency. Also read: How Bitcoin is

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South Korea to Lower Capital Requirements for Bitcoin Remittance Businesses

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 13. 04:00

South Korea to Lower Capital Requirements for Bitcoin Remittance Businesses

The South Korean government is working on lowering the equity capital requirement for fintech companies offering foreign exchange (FX) transfer services, including those using bitcoin for remittances. With the aim “to boost Bitcoin-mediated foreign currency transfer market,” the change will be effective on June 18, according to South Korea’s leading daily business newspaper. Also read: Why

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Bitfinex Now Processing One Time USD Withdrawals

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 13. 00:30

Bitfinex Now Processing One Time USD Withdrawals

Online cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced May 12 they are resuming fiat withdrawals for “specific customer profiles in certain jurisdictions.” Read more: Research Paper Suggests Bitcoin Volatility Will Match Fiat in Two Years They are processing these requests in descending order for customers who intend to withdrawal larger quantity of funds. These withdrawals will be on a one-time basis

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UK's National Health Service Hit in Global Ransomware Wave

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 23:20

UK's National Health Service Hit in Global Ransomware Wave Multiple outlets are reporting a wave of ransomware attacks affecting the UK’s National Health Service as well as other firms throughout the world.

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Bitcoin.com’s Public Slack Channel Now Open for Bitcoin Discussions

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 12. 23:00

Bitcoin.com’s Public Slack Channel Now Open for Bitcoin Discussions

Bitcoin.com is growing, and we want to invite the community to our newly created public Slack channel to help us continue to promote cryptocurrency innovation. Also Read: Bitcoin Network Hashrate Surpasses Four Exahash Per Second Bitcoin.com’s Public Slack Channel  Our website is designed for those who are just learning about bitcoin and people who are quite

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Back to Reality? Bitcoin's Price Drops $100 Amid Meteoric Month

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 21:25

Back to Reality? Bitcoin's Price Drops $100 Amid Meteoric Month Bitcoin's price took a dip today, falling more than $100 at points in what was one of its worst days in recent weeks.

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Ethereum Exchange Protocol Race Heats Up With 'Swap' Launch

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 19:30

Ethereum Exchange Protocol Race Heats Up With 'Swap' Launch Members of the ethereum development community ConsenSys have unveiled a new peer-to-peer exchange protocol.

Source

Palestinian Government Said to Be Considering a Bitcoin-Like Currency

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 18:05

Palestinian Government Said to Be Considering a Bitcoin-Like Currency Palestine's monetary authority is reportedly looking to create its own digital currency.

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Former FBI Director: ‘Virtual Currencies Obscure Investigations’

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 12. 18:00

Former FBI Director: ‘Virtual Currencies Obscure Investigations’

On May 2 the former FBI Director James Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee that the federal law enforcement agency’s efforts are “going dark” due to the rise of virtual currencies and encryption methods. Also read: Well Known Investors Are Betting Big on Bitcoin    The FBI is ‘Going Dark’ Due to Advanced Technology This

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US Government Awards $2.25 Million to Blockchain Research Projects

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 16:50

US Government Awards $2.25 Million to Blockchain Research Projects The US government has awarded research contracts to three startups working with blockchain worth a total of about $2.25m.

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Bitcoin's Price Slides After Surpassing $1,800

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 15:41

Bitcoin's Price Slides After Surpassing $1,800 Bitcoin prices slid this morning, a day after crossing the $1,800 mark according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).

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Pieter Wuille's Latest Project: Making Bitcoin Harder to Lose

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 14:00

Pieter Wuille's Latest Project: Making Bitcoin Harder to Lose One of bitcoin's most prolific developers is attempting to make bitcoin addresses more user-friendly.

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Segwit Status Report – Here Are 10+ Lightning Network-Style Apps in Use Right Now

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 12. 14:00

Segwit Status Report – Here Are 10+ Lightning Network-Style Apps in Use Right Now

Bitcoin.com recently reported on Segregated Witness (Segwit) locking in on Litecoin. On Wednesday, the proposed Bitcoin protocol upgrade finally activated on Litecoin. It was followed hours later by the very first Lightning Network payment on the main Litecoin network. Also read: Segwit Locks In on Litecoin, Will Activate Segwit Activated Litecoin, the altcoin with the

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The PayPal Moment: When Bitcoin Met Mainstream Payments

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 13:00

The PayPal Moment: When Bitcoin Met Mainstream Payments PayPal accepting bitcoin? The story behind the headlines that made the mainstream public take notice of the upstart digital currency.

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NSA’s Leaked Malware is Being Weaponized by Criminals

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 12. 12:00

NSA’s Leaked Malware is Being Weaponized by Criminals

What’s worse than a government agency (CIA) committed to violating privacy rights through weaponized malware? A bumbling one that hands your computer over to more common criminals who want banking information, tax refunds and anything else from which they can profit. What’s worse than an agency with weaponized malware blowing in the wind? Two agencies

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UK Land Registry Plans to Test Blockchain in Digital Push

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 12:00

UK Land Registry Plans to Test Blockchain in Digital Push HM Land Registry has revealed it is looking to test blockchain as part of a digitization effort called 'Digital Street'.

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Regulating Ethereum? EU Parliament Weighs Blockchain's Big Issues

CoinDesk

2017. May. 12. 11:00

Regulating Ethereum? EU Parliament Weighs Blockchain's Big Issues An event held yesterday at the European Parliament showcased the state of the blockchain conversation in the EU.

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Research Paper Suggests Bitcoin Volatility Will Match Fiat in Two Years

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 12. 07:00

Research Paper Suggests Bitcoin Volatility Will Match Fiat in Two Years

A recent research paper published this month analyzes whether or not bitcoin can be a viable alternative to fiat currencies. The report, authored by Vavrinec Cermak from Skidmore College, offers an empirical analysis of bitcoin’s volatility based on a GARCH model. Cermak details that if bitcoin’s trend of decreasing volatility continues it could be a functioning

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Blockbounties: New Creative Way to Solve the Scaling Dilemma?

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 11. 23:00

Blockbounties: New Creative Way to Solve the Scaling Dilemma?

A fascinating new website has recently surfaced that provides a creative way to address the blocksize dilemma. The website is blockbounties.info, and it acknowledges that bounties or prizes can be given to miners who mine blocks larger than 1mb.  Also read: Lightweight Lightning Network Client Lit Ready for Testing The webpage mentions there is no market incentive for

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Charlie Shrem Takes Director Position with Decentral

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 11. 21:00

Charlie Shrem Takes Director Position with Decentral

Major blockchain company Decentralize announced on May 8 they recruited well-known bitcoin extraordinaire and entrepreneur Charlie Shrem as their Director of Business & Community Development. Also read: Well Known Investors Are Betting Big on Bitcoin Shrem will be in charge of propelling their integrative networks forward and aiding CEO Anthony Di Lorio in promoting their products, including the Jaxx brand multi-sig, multi-platform wallet.

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Ex-FBI Chief James Comey: Virtual Currencies Are Hindering Investigations

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 19:34

Ex-FBI Chief James Comey: Virtual Currencies Are Hindering Investigations The Federal Bureau of Investigation's work is being hampered by the criminal use of virtual currencies.

Source

Ex-FBI Chief: Virtual Currencies Hinder Criminal Investigations

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 19:34

Ex-FBI Chief: Virtual Currencies Hinder Criminal Investigations The Federal Bureau of Investigation's work is being hampered by the criminal use of virtual currencies.

Source

Blockchain Startup Inks Deal With FX Giant Citadel Securities

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 18:21

Blockchain Startup Inks Deal With FX Giant Citadel Securities A major securities market maker is linking up with a blockchain startup focused on post-trade currency settlement.

Source

Lightweight Lightning Network Client Lit Ready for Testing

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 11. 18:00

Lightweight Lightning Network Client Lit Ready for Testing

The Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) at the MIT Media Lab on Wednesday unveiled a lightweight Lightning Network software called “Lit”. This new client does not require its own full Bitcoin node to run like other Lightning clients do and it even has a handy wallet built in. Also read: Lightning Network Used to Sell Beer at

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UN Agency Launches Cryptocurrency Cybercrime Training

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 17:17

UN Agency Launches Cryptocurrency Cybercrime Training The United Nations agency dedicated to fighting drug trafficking and organized crime has developed a new cryptocurrency training program.

Source

Citi Invests in Blockchain Startup Axoni's Series A Round

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 15:55

Citi Invests in Blockchain Startup Axoni's Series A Round Global financial institution Citi has invested in distributed ledger startup Axoni, the company announced today.

Source

Coinify Deal Adds 3,000 Merchants to Bitcoin Network

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 15:15

Coinify Deal Adds 3,000 Merchants to Bitcoin Network Digital currency payments processor Coinify has inked a new deal with point-of-sale provider Countr that will bring more options for bitcoin spenders.

Source

ICOs Are Changing the Way VCs Deal With Startups

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 14:30

ICOs Are Changing the Way VCs Deal With Startups Five venture capitalists react to the rising popularity of initial coin offerings and how it is impacting their investment strategies.

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Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Ulmart to Accept Bitcoin in September

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 11. 14:03

Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Ulmart to Accept Bitcoin in September

Leading Russian online retailer Ulmart on Wednesday announced its plans to start accepting bitcoin payments beginning on September 1. Also read: Russia Considers Recognizing Bitcoin in 2018 to Fight Money Laundering Largest Russian Online Retailer Founded in 2008 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Ulmart has over 450 infrastructure facilities including fulfillment centers and pick-up points. The

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Intel Quietly Demos New Digital Asset Exchange

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 13:30

Intel Quietly Demos New Digital Asset Exchange Intel has unveiled a digital asset exchange proof-of-concept tied to its Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger project.

Source

Bitcoin Price Passes $1,800 to Hit New Record High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 12:25

Bitcoin Price Passes $1,800 to Hit New Record High Bitcoin's price rose above $1,800 this morning, setting a new all-time high just over a day since passing the $1,700 mark.

Source

Hungary’s Central Bank and Police Create Onecoin Surveillance Group

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 11. 12:00

Hungary’s Central Bank and Police Create Onecoin Surveillance Group

According to a recent announcement, the central bank of Hungary, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB), has formed a market surveillance working group against the Onecoin organization. The MNB says they are working with various police departments, tax authorities and the prosecutor’s offices against Onecoin’s “abuse of money and capital markets.” Also read: Buyer Beware! The Definitive OneCoin

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Tokenized Bitcoin Mines? New Startup Giga Watt Unveils ICO Plan

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 12:00

Tokenized Bitcoin Mines? New Startup Giga Watt Unveils ICO Plan Dave Carlson, founder of bitcoin mining enterprise MegaBigPower, is riding the ICO wave and selling tokens to access his latest mining venture.

Source

Mysterium Releases Whitepaper Showcasing Ethereum-Based Decentralised VPN

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 11. 11:00

Mysterium Releases Whitepaper Showcasing Ethereum-Based Decentralised VPN

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. Zug, Switzerland, 10th May. Mysterium have released their white paper showcasing

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People's Bank of China: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 11:00

People's Bank of China: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist? The People's Bank of China shares new research into how a digital currency economy could coexist with central banks.

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PBOC Technologist: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 11:00

PBOC Technologist: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist? The People's Bank of China shares new research into how a digital currency economy could coexist with central banks.

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PBOC Report: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 11:00

PBOC Report: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist? The People's Bank of China shares new research into how a digital currency economy could coexist with central banks.

Source

PBOC Researcher: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 11. 11:00

PBOC Researcher: Can Cryptocurrency & Central Banks Coexist? The People's Bank of China shares new research into how a digital currency economy could coexist with central banks.

Source

Regulations for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Expected in June, Withdrawals Could Soon Follow

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 11. 07:00

Regulations for Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Expected in June, Withdrawals Could Soon Follow

Following the inspections by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) which started in January, Chinese bitcoin exchanges halted bitcoin withdrawals. Now that the inspections are near completion, regulators are reportedly preparing to issue regulatory guidelines for all bitcoin trading platforms in China. These documents are expected to be released in June and withdrawals could soon follow.

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Bitcoin Double Taxation Ends in Australia July 1st

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 11. 01:00

Bitcoin Double Taxation Ends in Australia July 1st

Bitcoin.com recently reported that Australia’s government was planning to end the double taxation of bitcoin and increase fintech research and development within the country. In a recent budget report published on May 10, Australian authorities have revealed they will end the double taxation of virtual currencies July 1st as leaders plan to position “Australia to

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Bundesbank Board Member Still Warns about Bitcoin’s Volatility

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 10. 22:30

Bundesbank Board Member Still Warns about Bitcoin’s Volatility

Japan legalized Bitcoin and the price has begun to skyrocket, but some German bankers are still warning people about using the new currency. In a May 5 news article, a board member of Bundesbank decried the use of bitcoin as risky and ill-advised.  Also read: Coincheck Launches Interest-Paying Bitcoin Accounts Pending Regulatory Approval The board member said,

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Service Freeze Continues at Digital Currency Exchange Celery

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 21:25

Service Freeze Continues at Digital Currency Exchange Celery Services remain halted on digital currency exchange Celery, a week after the freeze was first announced.

Source

More German Prosecutors Join OneCoin Investigations

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 20:15

More German Prosecutors Join OneCoin Investigations Regional prosecutors in Germany are investigating a payment processor connected to OneCoin.

Source

Litecoin Successfully Activates SegWit Upgrade

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 19:00

Litecoin Successfully Activates SegWit Upgrade The litecoin network has officially upgraded its code to support Segregated Witness, enabling users to send news kinds of transactions today.

Source

Litecoin Successfully Activates SegWit

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 19:00

Litecoin Successfully Activates SegWit The litecoin network has officially upgraded its code to support Segregated Witness, enabling users to send news kinds of transactions today.

Source

France's Government is Beginning a Blockchain Research Effort

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 18:20

France's Government is Beginning a Blockchain Research Effort The French government has convened a new working group focused on blockchain.

Source

Bitcoin’s Price Rise Brings Mt Gox Closer to Solvency

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 10. 18:00

Bitcoin’s Price Rise Brings Mt Gox Closer to Solvency

Everyone involved in the cryptocurrency space is watching the price of bitcoin very closely these past few weeks. One person watching the value of bitcoin rise is the former CEO of the now-defunct Mt Gox bitcoin exchange. Mark Karpeles says he’s “monitoring the situation” as the Mt Gox bankruptcy may seemingly become solvent thanks to

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EU Parliament Report Explores Blockchain's Social Impact

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 16:45

EU Parliament Report Explores Blockchain's Social Impact A new paper from the research arm of the European Parliament examines the relationship between blockchain and a shift in Europe's social values.

Source

Webjet Ethereum Pilot Targets Hotel Industry's 'Dirty Secret'

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 15:45

Webjet Ethereum Pilot Targets Hotel Industry's 'Dirty Secret' Online travel company Webjet has been testing an etherum blockchain pilot to make sure middlemen get paid for their services.

Source

Why Project Indy is Using Hybrid DLT to Rethink Digital Identity

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 14:15

Why Project Indy is Using Hybrid DLT to Rethink Digital Identity A new Hyperledger digital ID project opens up about its design and the desire to create better alternatives to systems in use today.

Source

Bitcoin Miner Canaan Raises $43 Million for Blockchain, AI Push

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 13:00

Bitcoin Miner Canaan Raises $43 Million for Blockchain, AI Push China-based Canaan Creative has raised $43m in a Series A round – the largest ever for a bitcoin mining business.

Source

GMO Releases Details of Bitcoin Trading Platform to Launch on May 24

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 10. 12:00

GMO Releases Details of Bitcoin Trading Platform to Launch on May 24

The Japanese internet giant GMO Internet Group on Tuesday released details of its upcoming bitcoin trading platform. The new service will offer zero trading fees and will be available from May 24. Also read: The Japanese are Using Bitcoin More than Expected GMO Launching ‘Full-Scale’ Bitcoin Trading Platform The Japanese internet giant GMO Internet Group

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Ethereum's Double-Edged Sword: Will a Rising Price Hurt Users?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 12:00

Ethereum's Double-Edged Sword: Will a Rising Price Hurt Users? The value of ethereum's ether token has jumped by about 900% since the start of the year, but there is a downside to that success.

Source

Bitcoin Lender Bitbond Nets €5 Million to Fund New Loans

CoinDesk

2017. May. 10. 11:00

Bitcoin Lender Bitbond Nets €5 Million to Fund New Loans Bitcoin peer-to-peer lending market Bitbond has secured €5m worth of debt financing to fund loans on the platform.

Source

France’s Newly-Elected President Brandishes a Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 10. 07:00

France’s Newly-Elected President Brandishes a Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

The newly elected, left-leaning president of France, Emmanuel Macron, hit the front page of Reddit with a photo of him brandishing a Ledger Blue bitcoin hardware wallet. The photo got circulated on Monday after Marcron defeated the right nationalist Marine Le Pen. The photo generated about 1500 up votes.   Also read: Bitcoin Network Hashrate Surpasses Four Exahash

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Coincheck Launches Interest-Paying Bitcoin Accounts Pending Regulatory Approval

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 09. 23:00

Coincheck Launches Interest-Paying Bitcoin Accounts Pending Regulatory Approval

Japanese bitcoin exchange Coincheck announced on Monday the launch of interest-paying bitcoin savings accounts, allowing customers to earn up to 5 percent in bitcoin per year. However, the service is currently restricted, pending the approval of the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA). Also read: The Japanese are Using Bitcoin More than Expected Four Interest-Paying Plans On

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Hungary's Central Bank Organizes Task Force Against OneCoin

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 21:15

Hungary's Central Bank Organizes Task Force Against OneCoin Hungary's government has set its sights on OneCoin, a digital currency investment scheme widely believed to be fraudulent.

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Fed's Kashkari Says Blockchain 'Has More Potential' Than Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 20:15

Fed's Kashkari Says Blockchain 'Has More Potential' Than Bitcoin The president of the Federal Reserve of Minneapolis took aim at bitcoin today, criticizing the ease at which new cryptocurrencies can be created.

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Bitcoin Price Hits $1750 as Trade Volumes Continue to Soar

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 09. 19:00

Bitcoin Price Hits $1750 as Trade Volumes Continue to Soar

Bitcoiners woke up to a pleasant surprise on Tuesday, May 9 as the price per bitcoin once again touches new levels. The decentralized currency continues to trade higher as bitcoin’s fiat value is currently up over 15 percent with an average price of US$1720 per BTC. Also read: Virtual Currencies Now Permissible Investments in Vermont Bitcoin’s

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Vermont Lawmakers Eye Jobs, Tax Revenue in Blockchain Push

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 18:40

Vermont Lawmakers Eye Jobs, Tax Revenue in Blockchain Push Vermont is close to approving a study of how blockchain could help the state attract jobs – and the tax revenue that comes with them.

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Hong Kong 'Needs to Commit to DLT', Advisory Group Says

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 17:05

Hong Kong 'Needs to Commit to DLT', Advisory Group Says Hong Kong’s government should lead the way on blockchain, a financial services advisory group said today.

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Australian's New Budget Includes a Bitcoin Tax Cut

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 16:00

Australian's New Budget Includes a Bitcoin Tax Cut Australia's latest national budget eliminates a goods-and-services tax on bitcoin purchases and expenditures.

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How Blockchain Could Finally Unite the United Nations

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 15:15

How Blockchain Could Finally Unite the United Nations A blockchain movement is growing at the United Nations, where transparency is key to keeping the funding coming in.

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ECB DLT Lead: Central Banks Won't Compete on Blockchain Tech

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 14:15

ECB DLT Lead: Central Banks Won't Compete on Blockchain Tech CoinDesk's new one-on-one interview with the DLT lead at the European Central Bank explores the institutions current engagement on the tech.

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Bitcoin Price Tops $1,700 to Set New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 13:15

Bitcoin Price Tops $1,700 to Set New All-Time High The price of bitcoin continued its streak of gains today, setting a new record high that found its value rising 70% on the year.

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US Audit Watchdog: DLT Could Disrupt Financial Reporting

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 13:00

US Audit Watchdog: DLT Could Disrupt Financial Reporting Technologies like blockchain are changing the face of auditing, according to a senior official of an oversight board created by the US Congress.

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Virtual Currencies Now Permissible Investments in Vermont

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 09. 12:00

Virtual Currencies Now Permissible Investments in Vermont

Vermont may be known for more than its dairy farms and green mountains these days. This week the state of Vermont’s Governor has signed a new bill into law that applies virtual currencies to ‘permissible investments’ for money transmission businesses regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation. Also read: Well Known Investors Are Betting Big on

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The Blockchain Immutability Myth

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 12:00

The Blockchain Immutability Myth MultiChain's Gideon Greenspan offers his latest insight into blockchain design, this time attacking the idea blockchains can truly be immutable.

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Bitcoin Hedge Fund: Scaling Resolution Could Double Price

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 11:00

Bitcoin Hedge Fund: Scaling Resolution Could Double Price At least one hedge fund sees the potential for big price gains should bitcoin’s scaling debate ultimately be overcome.

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Australian Bitcoin Bill Pay Service Processes $4 Million in 16 Months

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 09. 09:00

Australian Bitcoin Bill Pay Service Processes $4 Million in 16 Months

Australian Bitcoin bill payment service Living Room of Satoshi announced on Monday that it has processed over 5 million Australian dollars worth of household bills. Bitcoin.com talked to co-founder and CTO Daniel Alexiuc to learn more about how this milestone was reached and the company’s future plans. He revealed that $4 million worth of bills

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Delaware Introduces Bill to Legally Recognize Blockchain Stocks

CoinDesk

2017. May. 09. 01:15

Delaware Introduces Bill to Legally Recognize Blockchain Stocks A US state has introduced a long-awaited bill that would legally recognize blockchain-based business records.

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Bitcoin Network Hashrate Surpasses Four Exahash Per Second

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 09. 01:00

Bitcoin Network Hashrate Surpasses Four Exahash Per Second

The Bitcoin ecosystem is thriving as the decentralized network continues to break new records in 2017. This month the Bitcoin network’s hashrate surpassed over four exahash per second adding one more milestone to the record books. Also Read: Bitcoin Startups Believe Africa Is Fertile Ground for Crypto-Solutions Bitcoin’s Hashrate Crosses Four Exahash The bitcoin mining

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$25 Billion in 30 Days: Are Cryptocurrencies in a Bubble?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 23:31

$25 Billion in 30 Days: Are Cryptocurrencies in a Bubble? The market cap of cryptocurrencies has surged nearly 80% over the last month, gaining more than $20bn in value.

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ETHBITS Breaks $1 Million Barrier for New P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 08. 21:15

ETHBITS Breaks $1 Million Barrier for New P2P Cryptocurrency 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. Cryptocurrency exchange provider Ethbits has broken the $1M barrier in the

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Vermont Law Adds Bitcoin as 'Permissible Investment' for MSBs

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 19:50

Vermont Law Adds Bitcoin as 'Permissible Investment' for MSBs Vermont has passed a new bill that tweaks state law to account for digital currencies.

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The Cryptocurrency Race Heats up as Bitcoin Dominance Drops 30%

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 08. 19:30

The Cryptocurrency Race Heats up as Bitcoin Dominance Drops 30%

Bitcoin’s price has been rising steadily throughout 2016 and Q1 of 2017 amassing a record market capitalization of $25.5 billion USD. However, many other cryptocurrency markets are growing in value and bitcoin has lost more than 30 percent of its market share over the past four months. Also read: Why Serious Investors Need Bitcoin in

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Litecoin Mining Pool Disappears, Stoking Fears of Fraud

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 18:15

Litecoin Mining Pool Disappears, Stoking Fears of Fraud A litecoin mining pool seemingly pulled the plug over the weekend, stoking accusations of theft and fraud.

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Blockchain Regulations Likely By 2019, Russian Ministry Says

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 17:15

Blockchain Regulations Likely By 2019, Russian Ministry Says Russia's government is said to be moving ahead with plans to introduce rules for blockchain use by 2020.

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CoinDesk Report: Advances in Blockchain Privacy & Confidentiality

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 15:00

CoinDesk Report: Advances in Blockchain Privacy & Confidentiality CoinDesk has released its newest research report, a 50-page dive into blockchain technologies and the cutting-edge techniques advancing their utility.

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Northern Trust Moves to Scale Up Live Equities Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 14:15

Northern Trust Moves to Scale Up Live Equities Blockchain Chicago-based Northern Trust was one of the first banks to launch a live blockchain effort. Now, it's giving the platform an upgrade.

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Litecoin is Giving New Life to Bitcoin's Most Experimental Tech

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 13:30

Litecoin is Giving New Life to Bitcoin's Most Experimental Tech An upgrade to the litecoin codebase is inspiring new strategies from blockchain developers seeking eventually to build on bitcoin.

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Bonding Experience: Can Kenya Pave a Path for Blockchain Change?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 12:02

Bonding Experience: Can Kenya Pave a Path for Blockchain Change? Kenya, a country with rickety infrastructure and a reliance on agriculture, could be poised to kickstart mainstream use of blockchain technology.

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The Japanese are Using Bitcoin More than Expected

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 08. 12:00

The Japanese are Using Bitcoin More than Expected

Since Japan started recognizing bitcoin as a method of payment, more Japanese are using the digital currency than expected. Bitcoin.com discussed this trend with Yuzo Kano, CEO of Bitflyer, the largest bitcoin exchange in Japan by volume. Also read: Media Frenzy in Japan as Bic Camera Starts Accepting Bitcoin Bitcoin Gaining Acceptance in Japan On April

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Overstock Ramps Up Blockchain Spending With $8 Million Q1 Loss

CoinDesk

2017. May. 08. 11:00

Overstock Ramps Up Blockchain Spending With $8 Million Q1 Loss Medici, the blockchain technology arm of e-tailer Overstock.com, reported an $8m pre-tax loss for the first quarter of 2017, the company has said.

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Bitcoin Startups Believe Africa Is Fertile Ground for Crypto-Solutions

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 08. 09:00

Bitcoin Startups Believe Africa Is Fertile Ground for Crypto-Solutions

Bitcoin is growing in popularity in Africa particularly in regions such as Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana. This week the Hong Kong-based Bitspark has launched a remittance service to Nigeria at rates 14.4 percent better than competitors, by leveraging the speed and efficiency of the Bitcoin network. Also Read: U.S. Government Cracks Down on Illegal Bitcoin Money

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Well Known Investors Are Betting Big on Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 08. 01:00

Well Known Investors Are Betting Big on Bitcoin

The price of bitcoin is soaring as a whole lot of new money is coming into the cryptocurrency economy. With new money flowing in it seems mainstream investors are catching wind of bitcoin’s benefits. Bitcoin is considered a safe haven from worldwide economies that are failing, as well as an asset class that is outperforming

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CME Files Patent for ‘Physically Settled’ Bitcoin Derivatives Clearing System

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 07. 18:00

CME Files Patent for ‘Physically Settled’ Bitcoin Derivatives Clearing System

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published last week a Bitcoin-related patent application by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc (CME). It describes clearing systems for “physically settled” digital currency derivatives contracts, including bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Investment Trust Raises Offering to $1 Billion, Signs on Credit Suisse and Wedbush CME’s New Patent Application CME is

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Mauritius: The Tropical Paradise Looking to Become a Blockchain Hub

CoinDesk

2017. May. 07. 14:25

Mauritius: The Tropical Paradise Looking to Become a Blockchain Hub Mauritius is luring blockchain innovators with its friendly regulatory environment and connections to countries with large unbanked populations.

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Are Blockchains Key to the Future of Web Encryption?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 07. 12:50

Are Blockchains Key to the Future of Web Encryption? A deep dive into problems in the internet identity space and where blockchains could play a role.

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Frexit Could Boost Bitcoin’s Price Beyond Record Levels

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 07. 12:00

Frexit Could Boost Bitcoin’s Price Beyond Record Levels

Following Brexit, some politicians in France have proposed Frexit, the hypothetical French withdrawal from the European Union (EU). With the French presidential election approaching, talks of Frexit have intensified and some believe that France leaving the EU could boost the price of bitcoin to “beyond record levels”. Also read: Bitcoin Investment Trust Raises Offering to $1

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Florida Legislators Pass Bill that Targets Bitcoin-Wielding Cyber Criminals

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 06. 23:00

Florida Legislators Pass Bill that Targets Bitcoin-Wielding Cyber Criminals

The anti-money laundering bill concerning bitcoin Florida legislators just passed via an appropriations committee has been approved May 6 by both houses. The only remaining step in the process is for Florida’s governor to sign it into law, in which case it will go into full effect.  Also read: Australia’s Government Renews Efforts to End Double Taxation

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The Bitcoin Network’s Transaction Queue Breaks Another Record

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 06. 20:00

The Bitcoin Network’s Transaction Queue Breaks Another Record

Not only is the bitcoin price breaking records but the network transaction queue (mempool) has also hit an all-time high on May 5. Around 6 pm EST, the network had about 155,000 unconfirmed transactions with over 85 BTC worth of fees waiting to be settled. Related: Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Up More Than 1200% in Past

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Bitcoins Bootcamp Brings Cryptocurrency Education to Colombia

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 06. 18:45

Bitcoins Bootcamp Brings Cryptocurrency Education to Colombia

This weekend on May 6-7 a conference is being held in Bogota, Colombia, that immerses participants into the bitcoin ecosystem by learning from the experts. Bitcoins Bootcamp is a two-day event aimed at teaching attendees how to use bitcoin, a wallet, trade with the virtual currency, and learn all the basics. Also read: How to Disrupt

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Australia’s Government Renews Efforts to End Double Taxation of Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 06. 18:00

Australia’s Government Renews Efforts to End Double Taxation of Bitcoin

The Australian government has renewed its commitment to end bitcoin double taxation in response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry. It has been over a year since Treasurer Scott Morrison made the promise to act quickly on changing the country’s goods and services tax (GST) law. Also read: Australia’s Law to End Double Taxation of Bitcoin Stalled

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Is ICO Speculation Healthy?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 06. 12:15

Is ICO Speculation Healthy? Initial coin offerings (ICOs) bring entrepreneurs access to fast cash for their projects, but some have aired concerns over the risks for investors.

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Gocelery Bitcoin Exchange Suspends Deposits and Withdrawals

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 06. 12:00

Gocelery Bitcoin Exchange Suspends Deposits and Withdrawals

On May 4, the New York-based cryptocurrency exchange Gocelery suspended deposits and withdrawals without any explanation. Cryptocurrency investors who use the platform to invest in bitcoin and altcoins are showing concern over the announcement across social media. Also read: Las Vegas Strip Club Aims to Use Cryptocurrency for Daily Operations A Small U.S. Based Cryptocurrency Exchange

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Sorting Hat Time? MimbleWimble Weighs Own Blockchain Launch

CoinDesk

2017. May. 06. 11:50

Sorting Hat Time? MimbleWimble Weighs Own Blockchain Launch As the MimbleWimble project moves forward, the team is considering whether to leave the bitcoin blockchain behind in order to advance its ideas.

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The Second Wave of Bitcoin Price Growth May Just Be Beginning

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 21:30

The Second Wave of Bitcoin Price Growth May Just Be Beginning Investor Willy Woo breaks down bitcoin's recent price action, estimating that the market may not see the pullback of 2013 this time around.

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Crédit Agricole Subsidiary Joins Blockchain Post-Trade Pilot

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 20:51

Crédit Agricole Subsidiary Joins Blockchain Post-Trade Pilot The asset servicer for Crédit Agricole has joined an ongoing blockchain pilot focused on post-trade services for small businesses.

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Market Cap Commands $46 Billion

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 05. 19:10

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Market Cap Commands $46 Billion

On May 4th, 2017 bitcoiners were not only celebrating Star Wars day but also bitcoin’s galactic rise to US$1620 across global exchanges. However, an hour following the climatic spike bitcoin’s value took a dive dropping to a low of $1445. Since then bitcoin repositioned its trajectory back to the $1570 range, before plunging yet again.

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Certified Accountants Say Blockchain Could Change the Way They're Paid

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 18:11

Certified Accountants Say Blockchain Could Change the Way They're Paid Blockchain could change the way accountants generate revenue, according to a report published by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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US Credit Raters Join Canadian Banks in Blockchain Identity Trial

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 16:34

US Credit Raters Join Canadian Banks in Blockchain Identity Trial A pair of US credit ratings agencies are reportedly taking part in a blockchain identity project with a group of Canadian banks.

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CME Explores Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts in Patent Filing

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 15:25

CME Explores Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts in Patent Filing Derivatives giant CME has developed a system for delivering digital currencies tied to futures contracts, patent documents reveal.

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Bitcoin Investment Trust Raises Offering to $1 Billion, Signs on Credit Suisse and Wedbush

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 05. 15:00

Bitcoin Investment Trust Raises Offering to $1 Billion, Signs on Credit Suisse and Wedbush

After the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected two Bitcoin ETFs in March, Barry Silbert has stepped up his efforts to increase the chance of the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) being approved. On Thursday, he filed an amendment to the BIT’s registration statement with the SEC which includes two major changes. Also read: SEC

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Ethereum's Big Switch: The New Roadmap to Proof-of-Stake

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 14:00

Ethereum's Big Switch: The New Roadmap to Proof-of-Stake Ethereum's developers are offering more clarity on how the network is preparing for its biggest change yet.

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Silk Road Goes Dark: Bitcoin Survives Its Biggest Market's Demise

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 12:30

Silk Road Goes Dark: Bitcoin Survives Its Biggest Market's Demise In CoinDesk's "Bitcoin Milestones" series, attorney Marco Santori recalls the heyday of Silk Road, its sudden downfall and its legacy for bitcoin.

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U.S. Government Cracks Down on Illegal Bitcoin Money Transmitters

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 05. 12:00

U.S. Government Cracks Down on Illegal Bitcoin Money Transmitters

Owning and operating a money transmitter service in the U.S. is “illegal” unless it is registered with State agencies. Unfortunately, this is also true if one uses Bitcoin to exchange for fiat currency. Bitcoin is not immune from State or Federal laws regulating the flow of money, and agents can track bitcoin transfers over the blockchain. Also

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A Decentralized Coin Mixer For Ethereum? Zcoin Is Working on It

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 11:00

A Decentralized Coin Mixer For Ethereum? Zcoin Is Working on It A new project is seeking to combine ethereum's smart contract capabilities with the privacy afforded to the zcash blockchain.

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A Decentralized Mixer For Ethereum? Zcoin Is Working on It

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 11:00

A Decentralized Mixer For Ethereum? Zcoin Is Working on It A new project is seeking to combine ethereum's smart contract capabilities with the privacy afforded to the zcash blockchain.

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Las Vegas Strip Club Aims to Use Cryptocurrency for Daily Operations

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 05. 09:00

Las Vegas Strip Club Aims to Use Cryptocurrency for Daily Operations

Just recently Bitcoin.com reported on how the sex industry is embracing bitcoin as a payment platform. One business located in Las Vegas called the Legends Room strip club will soon be utilizing cryptocurrency solutions for its everyday operations. Also read: The Backpage Effect: Why the Sex Industry Thrives on Bitcoin The Legends Room Strip Club Aims to

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Ethereum's Ether Token Passes $100 Price For First Time in History

CoinDesk

2017. May. 05. 05:46

Ethereum's Ether Token Passes $100 Price For First Time in History The price of ether, the cryptocurrency that powers the world's second-largest blockchain platform, ethereum, passed $100 today to reach a new all-time high today. Up 25% over the last 24 hours, the price of ether has now increased more than 1,000% on the year. (It was trading at roughly $8 on 1st January.) At press […]

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Spacex Launching 4,425 Broadband Satellites in 2019: What it Means for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 05. 00:00

Spacex Launching 4,425 Broadband Satellites in 2019: What it Means for Bitcoin

Spacex unveiled on Wednesday details of their plans to deploy a new internet backbone in low-Earth orbit. The private spacecraft company’s 4,425 broadband satellites will create a “mesh network” which could boost Bitcoin’s decentralization. Also read: Do You Think They’ll Use the US Dollar on Mars? What is Spacex? Founded in 2002 by CEO Elon Musk,

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Bitcoin's Drops $100 in One Hour to Slow Torrid Price Growth

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 22:05

Bitcoin's Drops $100 in One Hour to Slow Torrid Price Growth The bitcoin price dropped $100 today in just one hour of trading, a market moved that put a pause on its upward path to $1,600.

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Bitcoin Drops $100 in One Hour, Slowing Torrid Price Growth

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 22:05

Bitcoin Drops $100 in One Hour, Slowing Torrid Price Growth The bitcoin price dropped $100 today in just one hour of trading, a market moved that put a pause on its upward path to $1,600.

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Digital Currency Exchange Celery Freezes Deposits And Withdrawals

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 21:25

Digital Currency Exchange Celery Freezes Deposits And Withdrawals New York-based digital currency exchange Celery has suspended its services, but as thus far declined to comment on the reason why.

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U.S. And Japanese Bitcoin Trading Volumes Go Head to Head

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 04. 21:00

U.S. And Japanese Bitcoin Trading Volumes Go Head to Head

While people are watching bitcoin’s successful price upswing many are wondering — Where’s all the money coming from? Also read: Bitcoin Price Goes Full Throttle Blasting Past $1500 USD, JPY, and CNY Markets Dominate Bitcoin Trade Volume Bitcoin markets have been wild lately with massive trading volume as the price is higher than it’s ever been before.

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Market Boom: The 10 Largest Cryptocurrencies Are All Up 8% Today

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 20:27

Market Boom: The 10 Largest Cryptocurrencies Are All Up 8% Today Bitcoin isn't the only cryptocurrency on the rise today – across the digital asset economy many tradeable tokens posted outsized gains.

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Market Boom: The 10 Largest Cryptocurrencies Are All Up Today

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 20:27

Market Boom: The 10 Largest Cryptocurrencies Are All Up Today Bitcoin isn't the only cryptocurrency on the rise today – across the digital asset economy many tradeable tokens posted outsized gains.

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Bitcoin Advocates Prepare to Fight the California Bitlicense

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 04. 18:00

Bitcoin Advocates Prepare to Fight the California Bitlicense

A new virtual currency licensure bill has been submitted to California legislature introduced by the state’s assembly member Matt Dababneh. According to many bitcoin proponents, the bill AB 1123 is nearly an exact copy of the AB 1326 California bitlicense which was defeated over the past two years. Also read: Mexico’s Government Officials Discuss Plans to

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Australia Reaffirms Pledge to Fix Bitcoin Tax Issue

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 17:40

Australia Reaffirms Pledge to Fix Bitcoin Tax Issue Australia’s government is pushing ahead with plans to solve the "double taxation" problem of digital currencies in the country.

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CoinDirect Runs ICO to Offer Decentralized Platform for Casino Industry

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 04. 17:34

CoinDirect Runs ICO to Offer Decentralized Platform for Casino Industry

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. 4th of May, 2017, Hong-Kong, HK – Blockchain developer Nico Ami Lee

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Jack Ma-Backed Tech Firm Invests in Blockchain Startup Symbiont

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 16:51

Jack Ma-Backed Tech Firm Invests in Blockchain Startup Symbiont Blockchain startup Symbiont has raised an undisclosed sum from Chinese software firm Hundsun Technologies.

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Yours May Have Just Sent The First Real Bitcoin Lightning Payment

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 14:45

Yours May Have Just Sent The First Real Bitcoin Lightning Payment Blockchain content startup Yours is working on an alternative version of the Lightning Network, one that actually works on bitcoin right now.

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Bitcoin Price Continues Record-Breaking Run to Top $1,500

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 14:12

Bitcoin Price Continues Record-Breaking Run to Top $1,500 Bitcoin's price is hitting new highs yet again this week, after passing the $1,500 mark during overnight trading.

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How to Disrupt Everything: the Largest Blockchain Conference Coming to Amsterdam

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 04. 14:00

How to Disrupt Everything: the Largest Blockchain Conference Coming to Amsterdam

This summer on July 10 & 11, Keynote Events will host the “How to Disrupt Everything” blockchain event in Amsterdam. Famous for creating The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, and the World Blockchain Forum, Keynote Events makes Amsterdam the home for its latest conference series. The two-day conference in the Netherlands will focus on

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Qatar's Commercial Bank is Expanding its Blockchain Remittance Trials

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 13:30

Qatar's Commercial Bank is Expanding its Blockchain Remittance Trials Having finished testing a blockchain prototype focused on international remittances, the Commercial Bank now says it plans to expand the pilot.

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Bitcoin Price Goes Full Throttle Blasting Past $1500

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 04. 12:47

Bitcoin Price Goes Full Throttle Blasting Past $1500

Over the past week, the market value of bitcoin has been on a tear. On May 3rd the price per BTC hit another record high of US$1518 on Bitstamp and even higher across other global exchanges. Also read: Mexico’s Government Officials Discuss Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Bitcoin Price Soars Past $1400 and Into the $1500 Range

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Bitcoin Needs More Politics, Not Less

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 12:30

Bitcoin Needs More Politics, Not Less On the two-year anniversary of a post that sparked a thousand bitcoin debates, Jim Harper analyzes the state of developer politics.

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All Systems Go? Ethereum Domain Effort Prepares for Launch (Again)

CoinDesk

2017. May. 04. 11:00

All Systems Go? Ethereum Domain Effort Prepares for Launch (Again) After a failed initial launch, an effort to create a decentralized domain register on top of the ethereum blockchain is ready for round two.

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Coinbase Adds Litecoin as the Currency Experiences Price Pumps

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 04. 00:00

Coinbase Adds Litecoin as the Currency Experiences Price Pumps

On the heels of impending Litecoin Segregated Witness activation, Coinbase has added Litecoin functionality. Their users can now buy, sell, and hold Litecoin. This comes as a boon to anyone wanting to expand their cryptocurrency collection on Coinbase.  Read more: Bitpay Partners With Bitmain in a ‘Multi-Million Dollar Agreement’ A Coinbase blog said, “We are pleased

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Bitcoin's Price Hits A New High Just Below $1,500

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 23:30

Bitcoin's Price Hits A New High Just Below $1,500 Bitcoin’s price is jumping to new highs, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).

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Bitcoin breaks all time highs

Bitbargain.com

2017. May. 03. 23:02

Bitcoin breaks all time highs

To the moon.

Extension Block Proposal Receives More Industry Support

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 03. 22:00

Extension Block Proposal Receives More Industry Support

There’s been a lot of discussions in the cryptocurrency space about alternative implementations of the Bitcoin client. Just recently Bitcoin.com reported that Bitpay announced it was gearing up to test the alternative client Bcoin’s Extension Blocks by partnering with the bitcoin-based startup Purse. Now three more digital currency companies are supporting Bcoin’s “To the Moon”

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Bitcoin breaks all time highs

Bitbargain.com

2017. May. 03. 21:02

Bitcoin breaks all time highs

To the moon.

LocalBitcoins User Pleads Guilty After Undercover Sting

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 21:00

LocalBitcoins User Pleads Guilty After Undercover Sting A Local Bitcoins seller based in Missouri has plead guilty to running an unlicensed money transmission business.

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The Bitcoin Store: Tending to the Needs of the Emerging Crypto-Culture

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 03. 21:00

The Bitcoin Store: Tending to the Needs of the Emerging Crypto-Culture

When we added the Bitcoin Store to our web portal, we wanted to give the community a fun shop where bitcoiners can purchase merchandise that relates to the everyday craziness of the cryptocurrency world. That’s what you get when visiting our crypto-centric shop, and we’re thrilled to offer a place where you can buy awesome

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BitCAD Announces a Crowdsale Campaign

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 03. 20:36

BitCAD Announces a Crowdsale Campaign

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. MAY 3, 2017 –– BitCAD, a cryptographic smart platform, has announced

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Hyperledger Adds 'Indy' and 'Composer' Blockchain Projects

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 19:15

Hyperledger Adds 'Indy' and 'Composer' Blockchain Projects The Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger blockchain project got a little bit bigger this week.

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Coinbase Users Can Now Buy and Sell Litecoin

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 18:01

Coinbase Users Can Now Buy and Sell Litecoin Coinbase announced today that it will offer buying and selling services for the alternative digital currency litecoin.

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Analysts Predict $100 Price for Ethereum's Ether Token

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 16:15

Analysts Predict $100 Price for Ethereum's Ether Token Despite a slowdown so far in the month of May, analysts remain bullish that ethereum's ether token will gain meaningful ground this month.

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ECLAC: Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Empower Dictators

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 15:46

ECLAC: Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Empower Dictators A central bank-issued cryptocurrency could be dangerous in the hands of a dictator, according to a recent UN report.

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Mexico’s Government Officials Discuss Plans to Regulate Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 03. 15:00

Mexico’s Government Officials Discuss Plans to Regulate Bitcoin

Bitcoin.com reported on Mexico’s fintech initiative last month, which includes Bitcoin regulations. Two government officials have recently revealed some details of how the digital currency will be regulated, according to local publications. Also read: Mexico’s New Bill Could Be a Game Changer for Bitcoin Mexico’s Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Jose Bernardo Gonzalez, Head of the Mexican

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Microsoft's Blockchain Supply Chain Project Grows to 13 Partners

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 14:30

Microsoft's Blockchain Supply Chain Project Grows to 13 Partners Microsoft's blockchain supply chain effort has gained the support of several large retailers, according to the CEO of founding member Mojix.

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Bank of America Eyes Adoption as Next Hurdle For Ethereum Test

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 13:00

Bank of America Eyes Adoption as Next Hurdle For Ethereum Test Bank of America is creating an ethereum app with help from Microsoft, but the partnership is about more than just tech, it's also about adoption.

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Major Credit Unions Will Unveil New Blockchain Tech Next Week

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 12:00

Major Credit Unions Will Unveil New Blockchain Tech Next Week A blockchain initiative backed by dozens of US credit unions is set to give a live tech demonstration next week.

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Bitcoin in Denmark — Facts & Figures 2017

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 03. 11:00

Bitcoin in Denmark — Facts & Figures 2017

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. Denmark has always been known for its interest in going cashless

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A UN Agency is Exploring Blockchain's Impact on Trade

CoinDesk

2017. May. 03. 11:00

A UN Agency is Exploring Blockchain's Impact on Trade A UN agency is putting together two white papers focused on how blockchain tech can facilitate trade and business processes.

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Bitpay Partners With Bitmain in a ‘Multi-Million Dollar Agreement’

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 03. 10:00

Bitpay Partners With Bitmain in a ‘Multi-Million Dollar Agreement’

On May 2 the blockchain service provider and bitcoin payment processor Bitpay announced a strategic partnership with the mining device manufacturer Bitmain. Also read: Bitcoin Exchanges Multiply in Japan as Demand from Institutional Investors Rises Bitpay Enters the Untapped Market of Mining Companies The Atlanta-based bitcoin company Bitpay has revealed it has entered a “multi-million dollar

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5 Fast Facts on Ether, The $80 Ethereum Asset That's Up 900% This Year

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 23:55

5 Fast Facts on Ether, The $80 Ethereum Asset That's Up 900% This Year Five things you should know about ether, a cryptocurrency that surged in value during the first quarter of 2017.

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5 Fast Facts on Ether, The Ethereum Token That's Up 900% This Year

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 23:55

5 Fast Facts on Ether, The Ethereum Token That's Up 900% This Year Five things you should know about ether, a cryptocurrency that surged in value during the first quarter of 2017.

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Jon Matonis Accepts Executive Position at Blockchain Firm Nchain

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 02. 21:30

Jon Matonis Accepts Executive Position at Blockchain Firm Nchain

The blockchain company Nchain wants to blaze a path toward creating on-chain solutions to the Bitcoin scaling conundrum, and now they have Jon Matonis at the helm. In a May 1 press release, Nchain announced that Matonis has joined their team as Vice President of Corporate Strategy.  Also read: Alleged Mining Manufacturer Foxminers Accused of Being a Scam The

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Craig Wright's New Company is Building a Bitcoin Core Competitor

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 21:20

Craig Wright's New Company is Building a Bitcoin Core Competitor A secretive startup called nChain is gearing up to launch an alternative implementation of the bitcoin software for use by developers.

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Nexxus Ecosystem to Create Density of Adoption with Token Sale

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 02. 20:30

Nexxus Ecosystem to Create Density of Adoption with Token Sale

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Plano, TX: Nexxus announces its ecosystem to address one of the

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Police Are Holding OneCoin Promoters in Custody in India

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 20:07

Police Are Holding OneCoin Promoters in Custody in India Indian police are continuing their efforts to recoup funds from promoters of OneCoin.

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Hacked South Korean Bitcoin Exchange Yapizon Offers IOUs

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 02. 18:30

Hacked South Korean Bitcoin Exchange Yapizon Offers IOUs

This past week a South Korean bitcoin exchange called Yapizon was hacked for 3816 BTC or roughly $5.3 million USD worth of bitcoins on Saturday, April 22. The exchange has made a statement concerning the hack and plans to offer an IOU token to its customer base to cover losses. Also read: Bitcoin’s Price Moon Bound

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ECB: Blockchain 'Principles' Could Help Spur Adoption

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 18:21

ECB: Blockchain 'Principles' Could Help Spur Adoption The European Union’s central bank recent commented on how the economic bloc could move to encourage the spread of new technologies like blockchain.

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Major European Power Utility Launches Twin Blockchain Trials

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 16:07

Major European Power Utility Launches Twin Blockchain Trials Dutch power utility TenneT is taking part in a pair of blockchain trials over the coming months focused on distributed energy transfer.

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Bitcoin is Up $60 Today And Closing in on $1,500

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 14:09

Bitcoin is Up $60 Today And Closing in on $1,500 The price of bitcoin continued its recent meteoric rise on Tuesday amid more widespread gains in the cryptocurrency markets.

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R3's Newest Regulator Looks to DLT For KYC Testing

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 13:15

R3's Newest Regulator Looks to DLT For KYC Testing Quebec's financial regulator has joined the R3 blockchain consortium and created a fintech lab to investigate new technologies like blockchain.

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Oracle Plans Blockchain 'Pipelines' to Boost Employee Efficiency

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 12:05

Oracle Plans Blockchain 'Pipelines' to Boost Employee Efficiency A new patent application from Oracle suggests the database software giant is looking to blockchain for improved workflows.

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Bitcoin Exchanges Multiply in Japan as Demand from Institutional Investors Rises

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 02. 12:00

Bitcoin Exchanges Multiply in Japan as Demand from Institutional Investors Rises

One short month after Japan started recognizing Bitcoin as a method of payment, more than ten new companies in the country are reportedly applying to become bitcoin exchanges. Meanwhile, institutional investors are increasingly gaining interest in the digital currency. Also read: Bitcoin to Be Accepted at 260,000 Stores in Japan by This Summer Japan Ripe for

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World Bank to Support Blockchain Bonds Trial in Kenya

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 11:00

World Bank to Support Blockchain Bonds Trial in Kenya The World Bank has revealed plans to explore how blockchain could help boost Kenya's financial prospects.

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Could Litecoin Be the First Major Blockchain With Lightning?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 10:00

Could Litecoin Be the First Major Blockchain With Lightning? A new test version of the Lightning Network launched today, marking a step toward a long-awaited live debut on a major cryptocurrency.

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The Litening: Will Litecoin Be the First Big Blockchain With Lightning?

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 10:00

The Litening: Will Litecoin Be the First Big Blockchain With Lightning? A new test version of the Lightning Network launched today, marking a step toward a long-awaited live debut on a major cryptocurrency.

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Alleged Mining Manufacturer Foxminers Accused of Being a Scam

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 02. 01:00

Alleged Mining Manufacturer Foxminers Accused of Being a Scam

Last week a company that supposedly builds and sells mining devices had been exposed by the cryptocurrency publication the Merkle. The news outlet revealed evidence of shady activity stemming from the California-based company Foxminers. Also read: How We Are Turning Bitcoin.com into the Ultimate Destination for Bitcoin Fans A Mining Manufacturer No One’s Ever Heard of

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Gnosis Tokens Double in Value After Exchange Debut

CoinDesk

2017. May. 02. 00:10

Gnosis Tokens Double in Value After Exchange Debut The price of tokens sold by as part of a fundraise for the decentralized prediction market project Gnosis is on the rise following their release to auction participants today. At the time of writing, GNO tokens were trading for over 0.0455 BTC ($64) on the cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex, a move that represents a more than doubling in […]

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Lunyr Crowdsale Successful with 47,923 ETH ($3.7 Million)

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 02. 00:00

Lunyr Crowdsale Successful with 47,923 ETH ($3.7 Million)

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 Lunyr crowdsale successfully ended on April 27 (Pacific time) with

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21 Inc Launches Lists Allowing Anyone to Earn Bitcoin for ‘Microconsulting’

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 01. 22:45

21 Inc Launches Lists Allowing Anyone to Earn Bitcoin for ‘Microconsulting’

21 Inc announced on Sunday night the launch of “21 Lists” for both individuals and businesses. “Anyone can now earn bitcoin just by doing targeted, paid microtasks,” the company wrote. Also read: Over 100 ‘Blockchain Personalities’ Take 21 Inc’s Fork Survey Launching ’21 Lists’ “Today we’ve put out a major new release called 21 Lists with features for

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Bitcoin’s Price Moon Bound Breaking $1400 and Climbing

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 01. 21:07

Bitcoin’s Price Moon Bound Breaking $1400 and Climbing

The price of bitcoin has escalated once again to higher levels, surpassing the $1400 range on a few exchanges. As bitcoin’s successful run continues, many are starting to wonder — How high will the price go? Also read: News Outlets and Journalists Are Being Threatened By Onecoin Lawyers Bitcoin Outperforms Traditional Assets as the Price Continues

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WINGS Token arrives on Ethereum – Trading on Bittrex reaches $1 million

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 01. 20:59

WINGS Token arrives on Ethereum – Trading on Bittrex reaches $1 million

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. (May 1, 2017 – Zug, Switzerland) The much anticipated WINGS token

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Norway’s Central Bank is Researching Anonymous Digital Currency

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 19:30

Norway’s Central Bank is Researching Anonymous Digital Currency Norway’s central bank is in the early stages of researching a digital currency, one of its senior officials said last week.

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Bitcoin Price Passes $1,400 to Hit Highest Value in History

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 18:10

Bitcoin Price Passes $1,400 to Hit Highest Value in History The price of bitcoin rose above $1,400 today, setting a new all-time high.

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News Outlets and Journalists Are Being Threatened By Onecoin Lawyers

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 01. 18:00

News Outlets and Journalists Are Being Threatened By Onecoin Lawyers

According to reports, the notorious Onecoin organization is threatening to sue media outlets and journalists accusing the operation of being scandalous. Two bitcoin proponents have come forward this past week claiming Onecoin Ltd and the company’s lawyers are planning to file lawsuits against them for defamation and “economic losses.” Also read: Buyer Beware! The Definitive OneCoin

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Meet 0x: The Protocol That Lets You Trade Ethereum Tokens For Free

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 17:01

Meet 0x: The Protocol That Lets You Trade Ethereum Tokens For Free Decentralized exchange 0x just raised an unusual round of investment with the goal of being the one exchange that unites them all.

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Ether Prices Climb Above $80 Setting New All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 15:30

Ether Prices Climb Above $80 Setting New All-Time High Ether prices have climbed above $80 per token for the first time, setting a new all-time high.

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Ethereum's Ether Price Climbs Above $80 to Set All-Time High

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 15:30

Ethereum's Ether Price Climbs Above $80 to Set All-Time High Ether prices have climbed above $80 per token for the first time, setting a new all-time high.

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The United Nations Just Completed Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 15:00

The United Nations Just Completed Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test Starting today, the UN will begin distributing funds to thousands of people in Jordan via the ethereum blockchain.

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The United Nations Just Launched Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 15:00

The United Nations Just Launched Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test Starting today, the UN will begin distributing funds to thousands of people in Jordan via the ethereum blockchain.

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A Branch of the UN Just Launched Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 15:00

A Branch of the UN Just Launched Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test Starting today, the UN will begin distributing funds to thousands of people in Jordan via the ethereum blockchain.

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21 Inc Opens Bitcoin Email Service to General Public

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 14:00

21 Inc Opens Bitcoin Email Service to General Public Bitcoin startup 21 Inc is opening its '21 Lists' paid email product up to the wider public today.

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Blockchain Advocates See Promise in Trump's Healthcare Overhaul

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 13:00

Blockchain Advocates See Promise in Trump's Healthcare Overhaul As Republicans attempt to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, blockchain advocates hope modifications to the law could boost adoption of the tech.

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Trump's Obamacare Overhaul Could Be Blockchain Adoption Catalyst

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 13:00

Trump's Obamacare Overhaul Could Be Blockchain Adoption Catalyst As Republicans attempt to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, blockchain advocates hope modifications to the law could boost adoption of the tech.

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Bafin Issues Cease and Desist Orders to Ban Onecoin Activities in Germany

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 01. 12:30

Bafin Issues Cease and Desist Orders to Ban Onecoin Activities in Germany

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bafin) has issued cease and desist orders against three Onecoin-related companies to keep Onecoin activities out of the country, effective immediately. Also read: German Regulator Seizes Funds From a Onecoin Associated Company Bafin’s Cease and Desist Orders On Saturday, Bafin issued cease and desist orders against Onecoin Ltd, Dubai; Onelife

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Behind on Blockchain? Central Banks Are Catching Up Quick

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 12:00

Behind on Blockchain? Central Banks Are Catching Up Quick A central bank blockchain consortium? That might be the natural next step given accelerating industry activity, argues CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson.

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Defense Giant Lockheed Martin Integrates Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. May. 01. 11:00

Defense Giant Lockheed Martin Integrates Blockchain Lockheed Martin is now working with Virginia-based GuardTime Federal to integrate blockchain into its supply chain risk management.

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How We Are Turning Bitcoin.com into the Ultimate Web Destination for Bitcoin Fans

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 01. 01:00

How We Are Turning Bitcoin.com into the Ultimate Web Destination for Bitcoin Fans

For well over a year we have been building Bitcoin.com to be the top destination for all your bitcoin needs. Our web portal has a vast array of areas where one can learn about bitcoin, purchase the digital asset, talk about bitcoin, play fun casino games with bitcoin, get the latest Bitcoin-related news, and interact

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How We Are Turning Bitcoin.com into the Ultimate Destination for Bitcoin Fans

Bitcoin News

2017. May. 01. 01:00

How We Are Turning Bitcoin.com into the Ultimate Destination for Bitcoin Fans

For well over a year we have been building Bitcoin.com to be the top destination for all your bitcoin needs. Our web portal has a vast array of areas where one can learn about bitcoin, purchase the digital asset, talk about bitcoin, play fun casino games with bitcoin, get the latest Bitcoin-related news, and interact

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