30 September 2015

Headlines Video of Consensus 2015 Now AvailableCatch all the highlights from CoinDesk’s inaugural conference, Consensus 2015, right here. Europol: Bitcoin May Become Sole Currency for EU CybercriminalsEuropol has said in a new report that it believes bitcoin could become the go-to currency for digital criminals in the region. SEB: Blockchain Could Make Banks ‘Radically More […]

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29 September 2015

Headlines Global Economic Outlook: Rates Theater and Lending SqueezeThe spectre of a rates increase keeps being dangled in front of markets. The tension has become too much for many investors and on Monday Asia began another wave of shares selling. The commodities rout extends to producers. This post is powered by the Bitcoin Trading Network […]

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28 September 2015

Headlines UPS Private Equity Strategic Investment Official Sees Block Chain Role For Global TradeWhile financial institutions explore the capabilities of the block chain as a tool for managing finance, the supply chain industry is taking an interest in using bitcoin and the block chain for managing global trade and e-commerce. Rimas Kapeskas, managing director of […]

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27 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Downside Imminent?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights The Bitcoin price managed to correct higher this past week, but it looks like it found resistance around 237.00. A bullish trend line on the 4-hours chart was broken, which can ignite a downside movement moving ahead. Bitcoin price looks like heading lower as […]

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26 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Eyeing Critical SupportBitcoin price has fallen away from the highs of Thursday and Friday and is being drawn back to critical support just above $230. Will price bounce or will it return to the week’s lows? This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. […]

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25 September 2015

Headlines Fraud Allegations Haunt Former CEO of HashingSpaceA new entrant in the US bitcoin mining ecosystem is facing an uncertain future after key executives depart amid federal litigation. Bitcoin Price is Not Headed Toward $300,000The World Economic Forum’s recent report that the Bitcoin block chain would be worth 10% of the world’s GDP by 2027 […]

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24 September 2015

Headlines Stanford University Course Could Grow Bitcoin Community, Says ProfessorAmerican academia has offered courses across the country on cryptocurrencies for a couple of years now. New York University, Duke University, Princeton and others have all offered courses on Bitcoin. The Stanford University School of Engineering in Stanford, Calif. offers a new course, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, […]

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23 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Ranges After Breakout; What Next?For the first time in a number of weeks, action in the bitcoin price came during the European session rather than the Asian overnight session. Yesterday’s market saw a sharp increase in the price of bitcoin from lows of around $223 to intraday highs of $231, and – […]

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22 September 2015

Headlines Global Economic Outlook: Lake PlacidThe week’s economic calendar is quiet, with the major events being Greek parliamentary developments and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington. Following the Fed’s decision to not hike rates this month, the market seems lost for something useful to do and the sense is that the global economy is […]

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21 September 2015

Headlines Choosing Between Gold and BitcoinGold has been a medium of exchange for thousands years with an indisputable store of value, which, however, yields no return and has a high opportunity cost compared to assets such as bonds or equities. On the other hand, the Internet Age has brought about a fierce competitor, known as […]

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20 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Is This a Real Break?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights The Bitcoin price after finding bids around the 200.00 level traded higher and breached an important resistance area. A bearish trend line was broken, which might ignite more gains in the near term. Bitcoin price is showing positive signs of a […]

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19 September 2015

Headlines Quiz: Do You Know the Basics of Bitcoin?Think you know the essentials about bitcoin? Take our Bitcoin Basics Quiz and find out. Bitcoin Trading, Greece LightningBitcoin trading had price return to its 200-period moving average, yesterday, and today it fell away again. The return of Greece to the global economic stage on Sunday may […]

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18 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Operator Coinflip Settles with the FedsIn the first enforcement case against a Bitcoin operator after recognizing the cryptocurrency as a commodity, Bitcoin operator Coinflip has reached a settlement with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). With the new ruling that virtual currencies are to be recognized as commodities that are under the […]

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17 September 2015

Headlines BitPay Sues Insurer After Losing $1.8 Million in Phishing AttackBitcoin payment processor BitPay has filed suit against a Massachusetts insurance company after losing $1.8m during a phishing attack last December. PEY Gets €300,000 in Seed Funding for Bitcoin Payroll ServiceBitcoin payment startup PEY has raised €300,000 ($339,780) in seed funding for a new payroll […]

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16 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price: A Marginal New LowBitcoin price declined from its previous consolidation area above $230 today. The move lower has fallen into 1-hour chart divergence and should now correct from current levels before resuming the downtrend. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a […]

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15 September 2015

Headlines Decentralized Dance Party Taps Bitcoin, Social Media, and Crowdfunding to Restore The Soul and Bring PeaceYou’ve heard of open source networks. Now get ready for “Open Source Partying,” courtesy of Tom and Gary’s Decentralized Dance Party. Partying is nothing new, but the power of social media, crowdfunding, and cryptocurrency are making it happen in […]

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14 September 2015

Headlines Gallery: Consensus 2015 in PicturesOver 500 attendees and speakers gathered inside New York’s TimesCenter for CoinDesk’s inaugural conference, Consensus 2015. Check out our highlights. Global Economic Outlook: How The Fed Will Raise Global Interest RatesThis week’s economic calendar is focused on Thursday when the Fed is expected to announce the first hike in US […]

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13 September 2015

Headlines Constructive Debate Shines as Scaling Bitcoin Unites DevelopersBilled as a potential venue for debate on issues surrounding the viability of the bitcoin network, Scaling Bitcoin took place in Montreal yesterday. Could the BitLicense Die Out?New York has always offered sightseers some wonderful things. Between the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Broadway, […]

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12 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Wiling Away TimeThe bitcoin price chart has been sluggish with trade volume gradually decreasing during the past several weeks. The ever-present prospect of a potential price rally motivates most bitcoin speculators to continue hoping despite a protracted bear market. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the […]

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11 September 2015

Headlines Wall Street is Embracing a New Wave of Blockchain StartupsWall Street has been embracing the latest wave of Silicon Valley financial tech at a fast rate. Over the past several months, many Wall Street Financial companies have embraced the new wave fintech enterprises with remarkable speed. The blockchain an online ledger that tracks the […]

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10 September 2015

Headlines Does Bitcoinica Founder Zhou Tong Have Some Explaining To Do?Did Bitcoinica founder Zhou Tong steal funds, return a part of them, then pay someone to keep it quiet? Well that would seem to be the impression created by the latest revelation contained in a Youtube video discussed on Reddit.      Bitcoinica – Some […]

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9 September 2015

Headlines Can Bitcoin Make a Difference in the Global Aid Sector?CoinDesk explores whether bitcoin and blockchain technology could make a difference in the global aid sector. Bitcoin Extortion Group DD4BC Now Targeting Financial ServicesExtortion group DD4BC has stepped up the number of attacks this year and is now targeting the financial services industry, according to […]

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8 September 2015

Headlines The History of Visa is Probably Different Than You ThinkVisa credit card association founder Dee Hock is a world-leading expert in payment systems. While an official in 1968 at a local bank in Washington State franchised by Bank of America to issue BankAmericard, Hock became chairman on a committee to create what would become […]

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7 September 2015

Headlines Core Devs, Bankers and the FBI: What Not to Miss at Consensus 2015We’ve handpicked a few moments to look out for over the course of CoinDesk’s inaugural conference, Consensus 2015. Bitcoin Trading UnsureBitcoin trading launched price into a fast-paced corrective advance over the weekend only to lose momentum half-way to its destination. Trade spent […]

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6 September 2015

Headlines Could China’s Strict Capital Control Boost Investments in BitcoinIn its efforts to keep money within its borders, China recently imposed a nationwide capital control law that would limit one’s ability to move money abroad. According to the recent reports, the Chinese government now requires a 20% margin on all currency forwards. It means that […]

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5 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Headlines: Queen of the BlockchainTake a look at what drove bitcoin and blockchain headlines in the past week. It’s Time Companies Joined Forces to Increase Bitcoin AdoptionBitcoin has been around for about 7 years now and its adoption is gradually picking up. But when we say that bitcoin adoption is picking up […]

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4 September 2015

Headlines Research: Ashley Madison Bitcoin Blackmail is Cheap and ProfitableA cybersecurity firm has released the results of a blockchain analysis into blackmail attempts against online infidelity website Ashley Madison. Bitcoin Price Heading EastBitcoin price continues sideways trade in a narrowing range. Like most of this week’s analysis, today’s update presents no new information for regular […]

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3 September 2015

Headlines Hollywood Agency Shopping Rights to Mt Gox MovieThe story of the rise and fall of bitcoin exchange Mt Gox and its CEO, Mark Karpeles, could find its way to the silver screen. UBS Sheds New Light on Blockchain ExperimentationResearchers at the London innovation lab of Swiss banking giant UBS are developing a new blockchain […]

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2 September 2015

Headlines DigitalBTC Reports $6.77 Million First Year Net Loss; Management Nonetheless BullishDigitalBTC, the Australia-based miner, has reported a first-year net loss of $6.77 million on annual mining revenue of $6.4 million, according to zdnet.com. The company nonetheless claims to be very bullish on bitcoin. The company, which trades as Digital CC Limited on the Australian […]

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1 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Developers Pen Open Letter on Network ScalabilityMore than 30 bitcoin developers and contributors have signed a letter that discusses how the project aims to achieve consensus for scalability. Inside the Movement to Build a Bitcoin-Powered RedditCoinDesk previews developer Ryan X Charles’ forthcoming decentralized Reddit project, now known as DATT. Global Economic Outlook: Commodity […]

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