Bitcoin Exchange Operator Given 16-Month Prison Sentence

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 16:15

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Given 16-Month Prison Sentence Coin.mx operator Yuri Lebedev has been sentenced to 16 months in prison, according to a new report.

Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress of Solitude for Bitcoins

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 15:30

Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress of Solitude for Bitcoins

Many bitcoin investors use hardware devices, paper wallets, and multi-signature solutions to keep their wealth safe from online threats such as hackers and malicious viruses. However, there are more extreme cold storage options for those who have lots of bitcoins, like $100,000 worth of BTC or more. One such process, a method called the Glacier […]

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Foxconn Backs $16 Million Series B for Bitcoin Startup Abra

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 15:00

Foxconn Backs $16 Million Series B for Bitcoin Startup Abra Abra founder Bill Barhydt now envisions that bitcoin micropayments and smart contracts, combined with IoT, can underpin a new type of consumer credit.

Blockchain for Inclusion? Gates Foundation Strikes Tepid Tone at Money2020

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 14:30

Blockchain for Inclusion? Gates Foundation Strikes Tepid Tone at Money2020 While it sees potential for distributed ledgers in supporting its mission, the Gates Foundation also notes limitations to the technology.

Prepping for a Pullback? Bitcoin Price Drops Below $6,000

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 13:45

Prepping for a Pullback? Bitcoin Price Drops Below $6,000 Bitcoin prices are trending down, but is this the sign of a developing trend?

Abu Dhabi Admits 4 Blockchain Startups to Fintech Sandbox

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 13:00

Abu Dhabi Admits 4 Blockchain Startups to Fintech Sandbox The Abu Dhabi Global Market – the city's financial free zone – has admitted a second batch of fintech startups to its Regulatory Laboratory.

American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards Systems

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 12:02

American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards Systems New patent filings from American Express suggest the credit card provider is looking at blockchain as part of a consumer rewards system.

Russia Promises Regulation Will Not Kill ICOs

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 12:00

Russia Promises Regulation Will Not Kill ICOs

Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov promised not to let initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Russia “die” because of regulations last week. Despite bills being prepared to regulate them, President Vladimir Putin has said that ICOs hold “tremendous potential” and should not be obstructed. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – […]

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American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 12:00

American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards System New patent filings from American Express suggest the credit card provider is looking at blockchain as part of a consumer rewards system.

PR: E-Chat Pre-ICO: First Decentralized Messenger with Capabilities of a Multi-Currency Crypto-Wallet

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 11:30

PR: E-Chat Pre-ICO: First Decentralized Messenger with Capabilities of a Multi-Currency Crypto-Wallet

A Hong Kong start-up, developing a decentralized multi task e-Chat messenger, announced the start of pre-ICO!

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R3 Files DLT Patents for 'Dynamic' Record-Keeping System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 11:00

R3 Files DLT Patents for 'Dynamic' Record-Keeping System Consortium startup R3 has filed two patent applications detailing ways to apply distributed ledger tech to agreements between financial institutions.

R3 Files Patents for 'Dynamic' DLT Recordkeeping

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 11:00

R3 Files Patents for 'Dynamic' DLT Recordkeeping Consortium startup R3 has filed two patent applications detailing ways to apply distributed ledger tech to agreements between financial institutions.

Should We Fix Malleability in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash? If so, how? And when?

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 10:30

Should We Fix Malleability in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash? If so, how? And when?

Written by Jonald Fyookball. If you’re a Bitcoiner or crypto-enthusiast, you’ve probably heard this “malleability” issue being discussed and wondered what it’s all about. Maybe you’ve probably heard a bunch of conflicting ideas and opinions about it too. Let’s break it all down. What’s Malleability? There’s different types of malleability, but to make a long […]

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Thinking Big? Bank Blockchains Will Advance By Doing Everything But

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 10:00

Thinking Big? Bank Blockchains Will Advance By Doing Everything But Recently announced bank blockchain projects may be modest in scope, but they are beginning to paint a much larger picture.

Thinking Big? Bank Blockchains Will Advance By Doing Anything But

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 10:00

Thinking Big? Bank Blockchains Will Advance By Doing Anything But Recently announced bank blockchain projects may be modest in scope, but they are beginning to paint a much larger picture.

Plus500 Purportedly Subject to Litigation Over Allegations Of “Rigging” CFD Markets

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 09:00

Plus500 Purportedly Subject to Litigation Over Allegations Of “Rigging” CFD Markets

Online trading platform Plus500 is reported to have become the subject of legal action, owing to accusations that the company has been “rigging” its contracts for difference (CFD) markets. Plus500 offer contracts for CFDs for shares, commodities, forex, and over half a dozen cryptocurrencies. Also Read: With Bitcoin’s Price Above $6000 USD, Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be […]

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UK Regulator: DLT Startups Are Being Denied Banking Services

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 23. 09:00

UK Regulator: DLT Startups Are Being Denied Banking Services The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority found that DLT businesses do not receive loans from banks as much as other companies.

Bitcoin Service Providers Continue to Reveal Plans for Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 04:30

Bitcoin Service Providers Continue to Reveal Plans for Bitcoin Gold

This week bitcoin proponents have been talking about the bitcoin gold fork scheduled for October 25. With just a few days away, bitcoin exchanges and service providers have been detailing their contingency plans on how to best deal with the upcoming distribution of split tokens. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Community Preps Hard Fork Slated for November […]

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South Korea to Step Up Supervision of Bitcoin Trading After IMF Calls for Reform

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 23. 01:00

South Korea to Step Up Supervision of Bitcoin Trading After IMF Calls for Reform

Following a meeting with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), South Korea is pushing for structural reforms which include strengthening the management and supervision of digital currency transactions including bitcoin. Also read: Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans South Korea Pushing for Structural Reforms The IMF has called for greater labor productivity and regulatory […]

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MIT to Issue Diplomas Using Bitcoin Blockchain

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 22:00

MIT to Issue Diplomas Using Bitcoin Blockchain

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced a pilot program that will issue diplomas to 111 graduates utilizing the bitcoin blockchain. The program is the product of a partnership between the MIT Registrar’s Office and Learning Machine – a Massachusetts-based company specializing in software development. Also Read: MIT Study Shows Exclusivity Encourages Greater Bitcoin Adoption […]

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PR: Aeron Blockchain Flight Safety Startup Announces Agreement to List Aeron ARN Token on HitBTC

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 19:30

PR: Aeron Blockchain Flight Safety Startup Announces Agreement to List Aeron ARN Token on HitBTC

Aeron, the blockchain startup focused on flight safety, announces the agreement to list Aeron’s ARN token on HitBTC, one of the largest global bitcoin trading platforms. Deposits and withdrawals of the ARN token on HitBTC will be enabled in November 2017 with ARN/BTC and ARN/ETH trading pairs.

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Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 17:00

Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences

Criminal hacking is nothing new, but this case has it all: religion, bitcoin, and ransomware. It’s hard to turn away. Unfortunately real people and their lives were impacted, along with the early reputation of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Also read: Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Operator Sentenced to Five and a Half Years in Prison Praise […]

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Bitcoin Hard Forks Mean Tax Complications, IRS Offers Little Help

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 14:30

Bitcoin Hard Forks Mean Tax Complications, IRS Offers Little Help

With three hard forks in less than twelve months a real possibility, many bitcoiners are wondering about their implications. Often left out of the debate are tax consequences. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hasn’t offered much clarity since its announcements in 2014, and even those were of little help. Also read: IRS May Consider Bitcoin Cash […]

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Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 14:00

Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven of Japan’s leading bitcoin exchanges have announced their policies regarding the planned Bitcoin Gold hard fork of the Bitcoin network. The country’s largest exchange, Bitflyer, plans to distribute and trade the new cryptocurrency. Some exchanges will only distribute the coins, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach. Also read: Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard […]

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To the Moon – Or Bust? Questions to Ask When Evaluating ICOs

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 22. 13:30

To the Moon – Or Bust? Questions to Ask When Evaluating ICOs Bruce Fenton offers a much needed uniform set of criteria by which investors can analyze ICOs and cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Cash Community Preps Hard Fork Slated for November 13

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 12:30

Bitcoin Cash Community Preps Hard Fork Slated for November 13

Over the past few weeks, the discussion regarding fixing the Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm for the Bitcoin Cash network has been a very hot topic. Now according to sources, the protocol’s developers are in the midst of planning a hard fork slated for November 13, 2017. Also Read: Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List Several […]

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PR: Quicker, Safer, Cheaper: What Exactly Does Universa Blockchain Present?

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 11:30

PR: Quicker, Safer, Cheaper: What Exactly Does Universa Blockchain Present?

Universa Blockchain introduces an innovative technology, the technical details of which need to be explained, like mostly when it comes to brilliant ideas. Sergey Chernov, the technical director of Universa, answers the questions about Universa Blockchain.

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Dilbert Comic Strips Lampoon Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 22. 11:10

Dilbert Comic Strips Lampoon Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings Initial coin offerings – the blockchain funding use case – are the latest subject of the long-running "Dilbert" comic strip.

Dilbert Comics Mock Blockchain Mania

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 22. 11:10

Dilbert Comics Mock Blockchain Mania Initial coin offerings – the blockchain funding use case – are the latest subject of the long-running "Dilbert" comic strip.

Former Yunbi COO Shares His Outlook for Bitcoin Markets After China’s Crackdown

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 07:00

Former Yunbi COO Shares His Outlook for Bitcoin Markets After China’s Crackdown

Lao Mao, the former chief of operations for the Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Yunbi, has posted a statement outlining his outlook for bitcoin’s future both in China and globally moving forward from China’s crackdown. Also Read: Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties Lao Mao States That China’s Recent Regulatory Maelstrom Will “Only Leave a Small Mark” […]

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With Bitcoin’s Price Above $6000 USD, Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 04:30

With Bitcoin’s Price Above $6000 USD, Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List

Bitcoin’s recent spike above $6000 USD has elevated the estimated value of Satoshi Nakamoto’s holdings to more than $6 billion USD, qualifying the anonymous creator of bitcoin for Forbes’ list of richest individuals. At current bitcoin prices, Satoshi Nakamoto’s estimated 1,000,000 bitcoins would place bitcoin’s founder at number 237 on Forbes’ list. Also Read: Ross Ulbricht’s […]

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Algorithmic Trading Platform Quantconnect Extends Reach to Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 22. 01:00

Algorithmic Trading Platform Quantconnect Extends Reach to Cryptocurrencies

The GDAX exchange, owned and operated by the firm Coinbase has just announced integration with the popular algorithmic trading platform Quantconnect. Now cryptocurrency traders can utilize Quantconnect’s trading algorithm interface to execute a swathe of exchange strategies. Also read: An Introduction to Bitcoin Trading and Technical Charts Identify, Backtest and Research New Quants With GDAX and […]

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Survey Respondents Say Bitcoin to Reach $10,000

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 21:30

Survey Respondents Say Bitcoin to Reach $10,000

What a difference just a few months make. Once viewed as a plaything for cryptoanarchists and cypherpunks now has become the talk of professional investment communities and media. As of this writing, bitcoin (BTC) has touched 6,000 USD in price. A recent survey suggests $10,000 per BTC is not out of the question.  Also read: The […]

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Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 20:00

Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week

Federally regulated exchange and clearinghouse, Ledgerx, is now live. Within its first week of a soft launch testing period, it has already traded over $1 million in bitcoin swaps and options. Also read: CFTC Approves First Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange and Clearinghouse Ledgerx is Live! Bitcoin derivatives trading platform and clearinghouse, Ledgerx, announced on Friday that […]

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PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 19:30

PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly

TripAlly is a unique platform for travelers, with a principal aim of making your journey smooth and hassle-free. TripAlly addresses the major pain points of the travel industry: Internet Connectivity, Currency Exchange, Transportation and Entertainment.

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Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 17:30

Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans

Two South Korean bitcoin exchanges, Coinone and Coinnest, have announced their policies regarding the upcoming hard forks of the Bitcoin network. The Segwit2x hard fork is planned for November and the Bitcoin Gold hard fork is scheduled for October 25. Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough Coinone’s Policies South Korea’s […]

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Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (Part 4)

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 17:00

Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (Part 4)

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Section 1: The Trusted Third Party Problem Chapter 2: Monetary Theory by Wendy McElroy Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (part 4) “Historically, money was one of the first things controlled by government, and the free-market ‘revolution’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries made very little dent […]

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Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 15:30

Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining

The world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has attributed its high performance for the third quarter of 2017 to surging demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware. Also Read: Research Shows Half a Billion People Are Mining Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing It Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Saw an Increase in Revenue by 17.9% During […]

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National Economics, Gambling and Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Storm?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 13:40

National Economics, Gambling and Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Storm? Two small islands are showing us how blockchain-friendly legislation can help encourage development that could affect the whole industry.

Macroeconomics, Gambling and Crypto: A Perfect Storm?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 13:40

Macroeconomics, Gambling and Crypto: A Perfect Storm? Two small islands are showing us how blockchain-friendly legislation can help encourage development that could affect the whole industry.

Russia’s Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 13:30

Russia’s Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency

As the work on Russia’s national cryptocurrency is underway, the city of Moscow is discussing issuing its own cryptocurrency, the Moscowcoin. This will be possible after the legal framework of cryptocurrencies is established for the whole federation, city officials explained. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble Moscowcoin Discussion […]

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PR: Cointal, the First Multi-Cryptocurrency Peer-To-Peer Marketplace, Has Launched

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 11:30

PR: Cointal, the First Multi-Cryptocurrency Peer-To-Peer Marketplace, Has Launched

The one website you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Cointal launched their platform some few hours ago, and it looks as promising as they said it to be. Now, we’re only a few clicks away from being able to post offers for buying or selling Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin with any payment method we could use.

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Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become New Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 10:15

Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become New Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate As bitcoin heads toward a controversial fork this November, debate is breaking out about how wallet users – and their money – might be impacted.

Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 10:15

Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate As bitcoin heads toward a controversial fork this November, debate is breaking out about how wallet users – and their money – might be impacted.

Overstock.com’s Stock Shares Soar in Relation to Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 07:30

Overstock.com’s Stock Shares Soar in Relation to Bitcoin

The e-commerce dark horse, Overstock.com, has experienced stock shares soar as a result of their acceptance of bitcoin and blockchain. Speculation in digital currency has mirrored its effect on Overstock’s shares. According to a CNBC article, the company closed Tuesday up about 11.6%. It briefly soared 14 percent prior to that close.  Also read: Trump’s Attorney […]

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Y’alls Platform Allows Article Monetization Using Lightning Network Micropayments

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 04:30

Y’alls Platform Allows Article Monetization Using Lightning Network Micropayments

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the launch of the Lightning Labs desktop application that aims to open the doors for the protocol’s future research and development. Now a new blogging and content creation platform called, “Y’alls,” has been launched that allows users to read and write articles by utilizing Lightning Network micropayments. Also Read: A […]

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PR: 4NEW – Announcing the Largest Waste to Energy Blockchain ICO Known to Man at 350 Million Usd

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 03:53

PR: 4NEW – Announcing the Largest Waste to Energy Blockchain ICO Known to Man at 350 Million Usd

Announcing the world’s largest Initial Coin Offering ever launched at USD 350 Million; Is also the world’s first eco-friendly, tangible, Waste to Energy treatment plant, fully integrated onto the blockchain network. 4NEW, will revolutionize and standardize the industries of Waste and Energy by offering services as a wholesaler within the Utilities sector that is fully integrated onto a decentralized, distributed ledger enabling all actors within the industry to trade waste and energy transactions using the 4NEW Coins towards payments within the 4NEW ecosystem.

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Italian Auction House is First to Allow Bidding with Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 02:30

Italian Auction House is First to Allow Bidding with Bitcoin

Sant’Agostino, an Italian auction house, is the first to let people bid and settle with bitcoin. Auctioneers determined it will be the first one to allow for bitcoin to enter into the realm of auctioning. This brings bitcoin into yet another aspect of commercial and economic life.  Also read: A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets […]

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LedgerX Trades $1 Million in Bitcoin Derivatives in First Week

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 21. 00:27

LedgerX Trades $1 Million in Bitcoin Derivatives in First Week New York-based startup LedgerX has concluded a historic first week of cryptocurrency derivatives trading, reporting $1 million in exchanges.

Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 21. 00:00

Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties

It has been reported that an increasing number of Chinese bitcoin miners are liquidating their hardware via second-hand trading platforms. Many of the miners are selling their equipment due to fears that China’s cryptocurrency crackdown may be intensified to target miners. Also Read: Chinese Media Calls For “Zero Tolerance” on Crimes Involving Cryptocurrencies Many Listings for […]

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BlackRock Strategist: There's No 'Right or Wrong' Price for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 23:05

BlackRock Strategist: There's No 'Right or Wrong' Price for Bitcoin BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill says cryptocurrencies are in a bubble right now, but that blockchain technology is promising.

TSMC: Cryptocurrency Mining Drove Strong Third Quarter Revenue

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 21:30

TSMC: Cryptocurrency Mining Drove Strong Third Quarter Revenue Cryptocurrency mining was a boon this past quarter for semiconductor foundry operator TSMC, according to new statements.

Bitcoin Breather? Higher Price Push Still Possible on Search Demand

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 20:30

Bitcoin Breather? Higher Price Push Still Possible on Search Demand The price of bitcoin continues to climb, and if price charts are any indication, there could be clear skies ahead.

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 20:30

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when […]

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Mastercard Expands Access to B2B Blockchain Payment Tools

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 20:01

Mastercard Expands Access to B2B Blockchain Payment Tools Credit card giant Mastercard has opened access to its blockchain APIs, indicating it wants to focus on business-to-business and cross-border payments.

The Price of Bitcoin Touches New Highs Reaching the $6K Mark

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 19:02

The Price of Bitcoin Touches New Highs Reaching the $6K Mark

The price of bitcoin took a stab at the $6K zone today at approximately 11:20 am EDT reaching yet another record all-time high. The decentralized cryptocurrency run in 2017 has outperformed nearly every commodity, stock, and state-issued currency worldwide. Also read: The Evolution of Cryptocurrency Visuals, Memes, and Bitcoin Street Art Bitcoin Touches $6K Across […]

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Islamic Development Bank to Research Sharia-Compliant Blockchain Products

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 18:40

Islamic Development Bank to Research Sharia-Compliant Blockchain Products Saudi Arabia's Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is developing sharia-compliant products based on blockchain technology.

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Just Below $6,000

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 17:10

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Just Below $6,000 Bitcoin's price has crossed the $5,900 mark for the first time, setting a new all-time high.

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Above $6,000

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 17:10

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Above $6,000 Bitcoin's price has crossed the $5,900 mark for the first time, setting a new all-time high.

100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 17:00

100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App Massachusetts Institute of Technology has used bitcoin's blockchain to issue digital diplomas to over 100 graduates as a part of a pilot project.

ECB President: Bitcoin Not 'Mature' Enough to Be Regulated

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 15:30

ECB President: Bitcoin Not 'Mature' Enough to Be Regulated Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has said that cryptocurrencies are not "mature" enough to be regulated.

Every Asset Ever: Circle Pulls 'Trigger' on Investment Product Pipeline

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 15:00

Every Asset Ever: Circle Pulls 'Trigger' on Investment Product Pipeline Circle is seeking to expand, and this time it's made a key acquisition to further its interests in applying cryptocurrencies to mainstream investing.

Ether Prices Hold Above $300 as Fork Fears Fade

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 14:30

Ether Prices Hold Above $300 as Fork Fears Fade The price of ether continues to hold steady despite linger uncertainty surrounding a recent software upgrade.

Vote for CoinDesk's Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017

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2017. Oct. 20. 14:00

Vote for CoinDesk's Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017 Who made the biggest impact this year? Complete our "Most Influential" survey for a chance to win a 50 percent discount for Consensus 2018.

UK Police Force Investigate the Defunct Mintpal Exchange and Owner

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 13:30

UK Police Force Investigate the Defunct Mintpal Exchange and Owner

According to various reports, users of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mintpal have received an email from the UK’s Avon and Somerset Economic Crime Team. The team’s detective constable, Charlotte Suter, has stated the police force is currently investigating the trading platform’s demise. Also Read: A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices Operation […]

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DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 13:00

DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain Working through the issues of using ethereum's smart contract language, DTCC and Axoni move $11 trillion worth of derivatives closer to blockchain.

Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions: ”Bitcoin is a big problem”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 12:00

Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions: ”Bitcoin is a big problem”

President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The committee is given rather broad powers concerning federal criminal law and internet privacy. During a quick exchange, hours into the hearing, Mr. Sessions was asked about the “dark web.” His answers might foreshadow what’s ahead for digital privacy and […]

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Russia's Government to Test Blockchain Land Registry System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 12:00

Russia's Government to Test Blockchain Land Registry System The Russian Federation is launching a blockchain land-registration pilot project in 2018, according to the Ministry of Economic Development.

PR: Smartbillions Blockchain Lottery Continues Ticket Sales and ICO Success!

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 11:30

PR: Smartbillions Blockchain Lottery Continues Ticket Sales and ICO Success!

The SmartBillions ICO begun on October 16th with dynamic interest on the part of both Players and Investors growing consistently! After the latest version of the lottery platform was launched on October 14th, it gained significant traction early on. Currently, more than 6000 tickets have been played and there have been almost 300 wins earned by players who’ve matched correct numbers in the coming Ethereum blocks hashes. The level of player interest in the lottery at this stage has significantly exceeded the team’s expectations, bringing the goal of becoming the world’s largest and most popular lottery system closer than ever.

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Cisco Seeks to Protect Blockchain System for IoT Device Tracking

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 20. 11:00

Cisco Seeks to Protect Blockchain System for IoT Device Tracking In a new patent filing, tech giant Cisco describes a blockchain management system for monitoring Internet of Things devices on a network.

Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build 'Useful' Blockchain Applications

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2017. Oct. 20. 10:00

Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build 'Useful' Blockchain Applications The CEO of Microsoft believes blockchain can have "massive implications," a comment that helped close Swift's annual Sibos conference this year.

Sweden Latest Government to Auction Bitcoins, Turns Tidy Profit

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2017. Oct. 20. 09:00

Sweden Latest Government to Auction Bitcoins, Turns Tidy Profit

Asset forfeiture goes digital, as governments around the globe attempt to profit from the world’s most popular cryptocurrency’s soaring value. Sweden joins its ranks, auctioning off bitcoin at a sizeable margin. Also read: Ross Ulbricht’s 144,336 Bitcoins Sweden Lives in a Digital World “Now you can buy bitcoin at the Crown Bailiff,” Sweden’s Crown Bailiff Authority […]

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Bitcoin Surging Means New Storage Fears as Users Take Extreme Measures

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2017. Oct. 20. 07:00

Bitcoin Surging Means New Storage Fears as Users Take Extreme Measures

Bitcoin millionaires are now a thing, and so are thousandaires. It’s been a good, good year for users of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. With sums exceeding expectations by a lot, problems arise. Keeping it all on a smartphone no longer seems reasonable. Exchanges prove insolvent. And so storage has become an obsession, leading to […]

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Coinmall Hopes to Build an Ebay for Digital Goods Powered by Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 04:30

Coinmall Hopes to Build an Ebay for Digital Goods Powered by Cryptocurrency

This week we looked at a new cryptocurrency-based marketplace called, Coinmall.io, a platform that allows users to purchase digital goods with bitcoin and litecoin. Further, news.Bitcoin.com discussed the marketplace platform with its founder, Yousef Abdulhassan, who explains the project recently launched its alpha version this month. Also Read: Increased South African Bitcoin Adoption Highlights Need […]

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Star Jets International Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 20. 02:30

Star Jets International Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Star Jets International LLC now accepts bitcoin payments for private jet flights. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Defense Technologies, Inc. Customers who use Star Jets get to leverage all the advantages of using a corporate jet, according to an Econotimes article.  Also read: Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format Furthermore, customers have […]

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Blockchain Startup Sun Exchange Raises $1.6 Million in New Seed Funding

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 23:45

Blockchain Startup Sun Exchange Raises $1.6 Million in New Seed Funding Blockchain company Sun Exchange has raised $1.6 million in new seed funding from a group of early-stage investors and startup accelerators

Tezos Founders Enter Legal Battle for Control of $400m in Raised ICO Funds

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 23:00

Tezos Founders Enter Legal Battle for Control of $400m in Raised ICO Funds

Founded by husband and wife, Kathleen and Arthur Breitman, Tezos is a decentralized platform that hosts smart contracts that seeks to compete with ethereum. Tezos’ initial coin offering (ICO) did not have a cap on investment and raised approximately $232 million – at the time comprising the largest ICO crowdsale to date. The 65,703 bitcoins […]

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Is Blockchain Worth the Trouble? Blythe Masters (and More) Say Yes at Sibos

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2017. Oct. 19. 22:24

Is Blockchain Worth the Trouble? Blythe Masters (and More) Say Yes at Sibos During Sibos, DAHs Blythe Masters, said while blockchain solutions can be expensive, they're worth the cost for mitigating security holes.

A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 22:00

A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

As bitcoin and alternative digital currencies grow more valuable, the demand for  hardware wallets has grown significantly. Currently, there are a lot more options than when the first bitcoin hardware wallets came out and a lot more features. Here’s a look at some of the most popular cryptocurrency physical storage devices out on the market […]

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Sweden's Government Sold Bitcoin Today At Above Market Rates

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 22:00

Sweden's Government Sold Bitcoin Today At Above Market Rates The Swedish Enforcement Agency concluded its week-long bitcoin auction, making nearly 50 percent more than the past market rate.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web 'Is a Big Problem'

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 20:10

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web 'Is a Big Problem' U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions is concerned about the use of bitcoin by dark markets online.

Inspector General: US Mint Should Consider Bitcoin's Impact

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 18:40

Inspector General: US Mint Should Consider Bitcoin's Impact The Treasury Department's inspector general said that the long-term impact of cryptocurrencies on the US Mint's business model should be considered.

Gold Versus Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Prefers Metal to Crypto

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 17:30

Gold Versus Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Prefers Metal to Crypto

Bitcoin’s creator patterned his digital commodity money after history’s most famous analog store of value for currencies, gold. Debate rages as to whether bitcoin will overtake gold’s place.  Also read: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Latest Exec to Flirt with Bitcoin Gold Remains Goldman Sachs’ Refuge Recent volatility analysis of bitcoin’s “exchange rate means that merchants […]

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Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $12 Million ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 17:30

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $12 Million ICO Blockchain data startup DOVU has raised roughly $12 million in an initial coin offering (ICO).

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $6 Million ICO

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 17:30

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $6 Million ICO Blockchain data startup DOVU has raised roughly $12 million in an initial coin offering (ICO).

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 16:30

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

This week two more exchanges revealed their plans for the upcoming Segwit2x fork this November. The London-based exchange CEX.io explains that whether the company supports the split or not customers will receive split tokens if the fork takes place. Further, the Indian exchange Unocoin has revealed it will be supporting the chain with the most […]

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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 16:30

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium Chinese search engine giant Baidu has become the latest premier member of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain consortium.

Japan's GMO Internet Unveils New Blockchain KYC Project

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 15:30

Japan's GMO Internet Unveils New Blockchain KYC Project Japanese digital services firm GMO Internet has debuted its latest blockchain project: a "know your customer" app aimed at the banking industry.

Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash “The Only Bitcoin”

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 15:30

Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash “The Only Bitcoin”

In a statement addressing the upcoming the bitcoin (BTC) fork that is scheduled for mid-November, Calvin Ayre has stated it’s belief that Bitcoin Cash [Bitcoin (BCC)] is “the only bitcoin.” Also Read: Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police “When We Say Bitcoin, We Mean Bitcoin Cash” With the number […]

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Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 14:30

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format

This week the lead Bitcoin ABC developer, Amaury Séchet, proposed to add a Bech32 address format to the Bitcoin Cash (BCC) network. Currently, the BCC community has been discussing modifying the bitcoin cash address format, alongside preparing to fix the protocol’s Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA). Also read: Meet the New Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Localbitcoincash.org The […]

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Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 14:30

Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery The price of bitcoin is roaring once again today, rising over $500 on a strong recovery from yesterday's lows.

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 14:00

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank Multilateral organizations have more in common with the crypto community than you might think, Michael J. Casey argues.

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 13:05

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax From July 2018, Australians will no longer have to pay GST on their cryptocurrency purchases, following the passing of new legislation today.

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 13:00

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

Kazakhstan’s Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and Exante have announced a partnership regarding the development of a national cryptocurrency. The Kazakhstan government intends to launch a state-issued cryptocurrency that is backed by fiat. Also Read: Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency Industry The AIFC has announced a partnership with Exante, in which the company’s […]

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Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 12:00

Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Two bills to provide legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have now been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The latest one proposes recognizing them as financial assets. It also defines cryptocurrency derivatives, as well as proposes simplifying taxation and reducing electricity tariffs for mining activities. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – […]

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Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 12:00

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto No one won the game of trolls, but competition between Swift, Ripple and Stellar is still fierce, even though it might be too early for fists.

Bank of America Seeks Patent Protection for Blockchain Processing System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 11:00

Bank of America Seeks Patent Protection for Blockchain Processing System New Bank of America patent filings hint it believes blockchain could one day assist its high-volume data processing objectives.

Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 11:00

Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System New Bank of America patent filings hint it believes blockchain could one day assist its high-volume data processing objectives.

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a ‘Crypto-Detective Agency’

Bitcoin News

2017. Oct. 19. 10:30

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a ‘Crypto-Detective Agency’

At a recent State Duma Financial Market Committee meeting, an initiative to create a “crypto-detective agency” in Russia was proposed. This specialized agency will primarily collect all information on Russian companies planning to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) as well as create a registry of them. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National […]

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Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Will They Ever Be Safe?

CoinDesk

2017. Oct. 19. 10:00

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Will They Ever Be Safe? More and more blockchains may be forking, but developers still don't think they've quite found the best way to execute the upgrade.

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