30 September 2015

Headlines How Disruptive Will the Block Chain Really Be For Financial Institutions?Why are so many financial institutions investing in block chain innovation labs? Will the block chain, with its promise of rapid, secure and inexpensive transactions, really make many existing financial institutions obsolete as some have claimed? Thomas F. Dapp and Alexander Karollus examined the […]

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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 With Bitcoin’s Price Down, VCs Turning to Blockchain TechnologyThe rising interest in use cases for bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, is influencing the investment strategies of venture capitalists. Imperial College London Opens Cryptocurrency Research CenterImperial College London has established a research center dedicated to blockchain initiatives. The Ultimate Guide To Dealing With Bitcoin In […]

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27 September 2015

Headlines The Possible Future of Bitcoin and the BlockchainSince it first came to prominence over 6 years ago, many questions have risen regarding the validity and safety behind bitcoin. Many are also wondering if it truly has a place in contemporary society. Will bitcoin be a long-lasting trend, or will it die out? Can it survive […]

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26 September 2015

Headlines BitPay Layoffs Allegedly in the WorksIs BitPay in trouble? Wind has been caught that one of the world’s largest bitcoin payment processors is in the process of performing massive layoffs, and that half its staff will leave its vicinities in order to halt costs and keep up with bitcoin’s current pace. A user named […]

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25 September 2015

Headlines Russian Ministry Proposes Correctional Labor Penalty for Bitcoin CrimesRussia’s Ministry of Finance has developed a new version of its proposed law that would both outlaw and apply criminal penalties for bitcoin use. Former HashingSpace CEO Wants to Sell StocksThe ongoing fraud case against a former HashingSpace executive has influenced him to sell the stocks […]

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24 September 2015

Headlines Liberty Reserve Founder Loses Bid to Dismiss Federal IndictmentA US district judge has denied a motion by the one of the founders of Liberty Reserve to dismiss a federal indictment filed two years ago. Scaling Bitcoin Workshop Looks Forward To Hong Kong in DecemberMarketed as a way to discuss in person major issues regarding […]

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23 September 2015

Headlines BitPay Cuts ‘Free and Unlimited’ Bitcoin Processing for New MerchantsBitPay will no longer offer its “free and unlimited” introductory service to new merchant customers looking to accept bitcoin. Vietnam’s VBTC Bitcoin Exchange Relaunches with Help from BlinkTradeVietnam’s largest Bitcoin exchange, VBTC, is relaunching on BlinkTrade’s Bitcoin exchange platform with an eye on Vietnam’s USD […]

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22 September 2015

Headlines European Banking Federation Recommends Bitcoin RegulationA major European banking trade group has called for governments and businesses to develop regulatory solutions for cryptocurrencies. 21 Inc. Unveils a New $400 Bitcoin ComputerBitcoin startup 21 Inc. is releasing its first ever consumer product – a tiny, Linux-operated computer that is both a bitcoin miner and allows […]

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21 September 2015

Headlines Will Bitcoin Be a Primary Currency for Islamic State?Will bitcoin be a primary currency of Islamic State as it seeks to establish an actual nation? Islamic State (IS) has used bitcoin to raise funds, according to Deutsch Welle, a German-based satellite TV station. An IS bitcoin account received around $23 million in the past month, […]

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20 September 2015

Headlines “The Most Advanced Food” MANA Accepts Bitcoin PaymentsMANA, a powdered meal replacement product manufacturer has begun accepting bitcoin payments for sales and shipping of its meals. Customers of MANA can now purchase 3 weeks, 9 weeks and 15 weeks meal plans with bitcoin through bitcoinpay, a London-based bitcoin merchant payment service provider and processor. […]

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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. Will Russia Get Its Own Digital Currency?Russia and digital currency are in the news together yet again, only this time, it’s not out of an ongoing war of words, but because Russia […]

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18 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Headlines: Blockchain Good, Bitcoin BadThe coverage over the last few days has been largely dominated by the partnership between nine well-known banks and distributed ledger startup R3CEV. JPMorgan CEO Cautious on Blockchain Tech Despite New PartnershipJPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon issued new remarks on bitcoin and the blockchain as part of today’s […]

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17 September 2015

Headlines BitPay Hacked, 5 000 Bitcoins StolenBitcoin payments processor BitPay Inc. is the latest victim in a series of massive hacking scandals that have rocked the cryptocurrency community. The Atlanta-based Bitpay was hacked on three separate occasions in December of 2014. More than 5 000 bitcoins were stolen. Subsequent to this, BitPay sent a claim […]

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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 BNP Paribas Fortis Denies Bitcoin Vault ProjectBNP Paribas Fortis has denied it is gearing up to enter the bitcoin space as a digital vault provider. BTCChina Rebrands as BTCC in International ShiftChinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina has a new name: BTCC. Former Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles Charged for the embezzlementPreviously, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors […]

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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. Bitcoin’s Future Moves Into Focus at Scaling Bitcoin Day 2CoinDesk recaps Day 2 of Scaling Bitcoin, a two-day developer conference held this weekend in Montreal. The Global Universities Embracing CryptocurrencyUniversities […]

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13 September 2015

Headlines 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, all one has to do is stroll into the “city that doesn’t sleep” in order to have a good time. But New York also has a dark side. A city […]

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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 Bitcoin Remittance App Abra Raises $12m in New FundingBitcoin remittance app Abra recently confirmed raising $12 million in a new venture financing round. The Series A round drew support from noted investors like Arbor Ventures, RRE Ventures and First Round Capital. Other investors that took part in the funding are Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency […]

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10 September 2015

Headlines Coinalytics Raises $1.1 Million for Blockchain Data PlatformCoinalytics has raised $1.1m as part of a seed round led by Palo Alto-based incubator The Hive. Live Blog: Consensus 2015 as it HappensLive blogging from CoinDesk’s inaugural bitcoin and blockchain conference: Consensus 2015. Funding Raised by Bitcoin Hardware Wallet ‘Case’ Reaches $2.25 MillionCase has raised an […]

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9 September 2015

Headlines Blockchain Adds Former Merrill Lynch, Facebook Execs as AdvisorsBitcoin wallet service Blockchain has added a former banking chairman and a former Facebook executive to its team of advisors. Former Merrill Lynch Exec Joins Blockchain as AdvisorBob Wigley, the former chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, Middle East and Africa, has confirmed joining Blockchain, a UK-based […]

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8 September 2015

Headlines Equibit Managing Partner Explains Why a Block Chain Based Securities Register Will Revolutionize OTC TradingEquibit, which bills itself as a global P2P OTC platform, is a block-chain-based securities register that manages OTC equity, warrants, partnership units and more. The system includes a shareholder communication system, plus the ability to issue BTC-denominated dividends and distributions. […]

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7 September 2015

Headlines UBS Develops ‘Settlement Coin,’ Bringing Block Chain To Financial MarketsUBS is working on a block chain based “settlement coin” that financial institutions will use, according to The Wall Street Journal. Unlike bitcoin, the UBS “utility settlement coin” would link to real-world currencies and central bank accounts. Oliver Bussmann, CIO of Switzerland-based UBS, said the […]

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6 September 2015

Headlines Problems of Wall Street’s Approach Towards Blockchain TechnologyGlobal banks, financial institutions and organizations have begun to research about the potential applications of the blockchain technology that may restructure traditional financial and banking systems. Over the last few months, multinational banks including Citibank, JPMorgan and UBS have built research teams and startup acceleration labs to […]

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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. Bitcoin Price Pushing HigherBitcoin price continued into a fifth wave and a higher high today – finally breaking out of a ten-day sideways draw. The prospects going forward were discussed during last month’s […]

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4 September 2015

Headlines Buttcoin: Using Comedy Gold as Rehab For Ex-BitcoinersButtcoin is a peer-to-peer butt. That’s what a Buttcoiner will tell you. When asked what the state of the Buttcoin Community is, “Texas” they’ll insist. When I let the Buttcoin community (mostly at the subreddit /R/Buttcoin) know my intention to write an article on them, nobody would talk […]

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3 September 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Trading More Active But Going NowhereBitcoin trading has picked up the pace as price moves more urgently around the chart, yet, in a smaller range. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the […]

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2 September 2015

Headlines Paymium Raises €1 Million to Boost Bitcoin Merchant OnboardingBitcoin payments services startup Paymium has raised €1m in new seed funding from investors including Newfund and Kima Ventures. BitFury Completes 16NM Bitcoin Mining ASIC Tape-OutBitFury has announced it has completed the tape-out for its 16NM ASIC bitcoin mining chips. Coinbase Expands to Asia With Singapore […]

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1 September 2015

Headlines Global Economic Outlook: Commodity Decline EffectsIt’s back to the the New Normal following last week’s global market black swan, with the only remaining vestages of that glitch in the matrix being elevated levels of investor fear. OPEC expresses concern about the state of its oily cash cow and the Reserve Bank of Australia discovers […]

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