31 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Correction LoomsBitcoin price had, during the past week, begun to resemble a rocket path with an extremely distant destination. Calls for an overdue correction seemed futile until price surprised by slamming down 50% of the week’s advance. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. […]

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30 October 2015

Headlines Report: CryptoWall Creators Earned $325 Million in Bitcoin RansomsA new report looks at the CryptoWall ransomware and its components in an attempt to analyze its success. Quiz: This Week in the World of BitcoinAre you up to date with the latest bitcoin and blockchain related news? Test your knowledge with our latest quiz. Bitcoin […]

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29 October 2015

Headlines Digital CC Rebrands As Digital X, Switches Focus From Bitcoin To SoftwareDigitalBTC, an Australia-based bitcoin mining company, has decided to bolt the cryptocurrency business to focus on software development, according to ZDNet. The company announced at its annual meeting it would change the name of its parent company, Digital CC, to Digital X. The […]

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28 October 2015

Headlines The Australian Securities Exchange Is Likely to Soon Use Blockchain TechnologyBlockchain is under consideration to replace Australian Security Exchange’s Clearing House Electronic Sub-register clearing and settlement System. The Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX), managing director, has confirmed that blockchain is a serious candidate to replace the existing clearing and settlement system. The Sydney Morning Herald […]

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27 October 2015

Headlines MasterCard, CIBC and New York Life Join DCG Funding RoundMasterCard has been named as one of 11 investors in Digital Currency Group’s new funding round. BitFury Announces ‘Record’ Immersion Cooling ProjectBitcoin’s biggest miner, BitFury, says it is launching the world’s largest two-phase immersion cooling project. Bitcoin Price Watch; Creeping Towards 300!Earlier this morning we […]

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26 October 2015

Headlines Bit2Me Wins $10,000 for Blockchain Remittance AppSpanish startup Bit2Me has won $10,000 for its new blockchain-powered remittance app Hive. The startup was awarded the prize after pitching Hive at FinTech Americas’ hackathon, held in Miami last week. Team Hive from Spain announced the winners of the @fintechamericas @Cobiscorp Hackathon! @blockchain @Sbootcamp pic.twitter.com/bkjFWta8Yh — fintechamericas (@fintechamericas) […]

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25 October 2015

Headlines No VAT ! Bitcoin Exchanges Exempted from Value Added Tax in EUThe European Court of Justice recently declared that VAT does not apply to bitcoin exchanges. The decision was cheered by the bitcoin community across the world. However, at least one government is not happy about it for sure. The increased popularity of bitcoin […]

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24 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Hits $280The CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) hit $280 today as bitcoin continues its month-long rally. Canadian Authority Exonerates Bitcoin Mining Company Of Improper Solicitation; Company Co-Founder To Sue For LibelA Canadian company called Dominion Bitcoin Mining has been exonerated of soliciting investors without proper registration. The government of Saskatchewan, Canada’s Financial […]

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23 October 2015

Headlines Who Has The Largest Bitcoin Stash?Of the more than 14 million bitcoins currently in existence, we know of many who have a great deal of Bitcoins. One are the Winklevoss Twins, who made plain how many they had purchased to the press in 2013. At that time, they claimed to have purchased $11 million […]

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22 October 2015

Headlines BitOasis Expands Bitcoin Purchases in the Middle EastDubai-based startup BitOasis has announced an expansion of its bitcoin wallet and exchange platform. Research Examines Compatibility of Public and Private BlockchainsPermissioned and permissionless blockchains are compatible according to Bitfury’s latest research. Abra to Launch Blockchain Powered App in US, PhilippinesAbra on Wednesday announced that it will […]

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21 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price vs Litecoin PriceBitcoin has spent 2015 in a sideways consolidation. A look at the Litecoin price chart sheds some light and shows up a lot of noise that had been distracting exchange chart investors for the past 10 months. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the […]

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20 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis – Larger Correction In The Cards?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price seems to be having trouble resuming its climb, as the virtual currency is still in correction mode against the US dollar. Using the Fibonacci retracement tool on the latest swing high and low on the 1-hour time frame shows […]

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19 October 2015

Headlines 21 Inc. Files a Patent for ‘Digital Currency Mining Circuitry’Bitcoin startup 21 has applied for a patent for mining circuitry that “may be used to mine digital currency such as bitcoins,” with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The submission, originally filed in April last year by the startup that recently released a […]

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18 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Wows The CrowdAfter a shaky start in choppy trade around $230 and $240, bitcoin price is covering increasingly larger distances as the upstrend accelerates. Will it go to the moon. Chart technicals suggest not yet. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not […]

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17 October 2015

Headlines Is Gemini Off to a Rocky Start?The Winklevoss Twins always have something going on. With their New-York based bitcoin exchange Gemini (which debuted earlier this month on October 8th), publicity has practically marched into their laps. It was amongst the first of only a small handful of bitcoin companies to earn approval from the […]

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16 October 2015

Headlines Scottish MP Urges Party to Consider Digital CurrencyA member of parliament for the Scottish National Party (SNP) has urged his party to consider experimenting with a national digital currency. Speaking at the SNP conference held in Aberdeen – in northeastern Scotland – George Kerevan said he wanted the country to trial the ScotPound, a […]

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15 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Rockets; More to Come?Its been a while since we saw this level of volatility across the bitcoin price. Action over the last week or so has brought the bitcoin price to trade close to 260 – its highest level in months – and it seems we are in for further upside action […]

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14 October 2015

Headlines It’s Curtains for Bitcoin Exchange YacunaCryptocurrency exchange Yacuna has announced its closure on November 15, 2015. Customers of the European exchange received letters of the news and have also been asked to withdraw their funds before the date of closure. In a letter sent to all its customers, Yacuna announced that the exchange will […]

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13 October 2015

Headlines European Bitcoin Exchange Yacuna Announces ClosureEuropean cryptocurrency exchange Yacuna has announced it will close next month. Bitcoin Firm Signs Compliance Deal With Banking Giant BarclaysUK banking giant Barclays has signed contracts with two blockchain startups, according to the New York Business Journal. Blockstream to Launch First Sidechain for Bitcoin ExchangesNearly one year after the […]

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12 October 2015

Headlines Setl Claims a Blockchain Milestone with 1 Billion Transactions in a DayLondon-based startup Setl has claimed a milestone by breaking through the 1 billion transactions-per-day barrier for blockchain movements during testing, reports the Financial Times. The breakthrough will inevitably lead to institutions in the financial services industry to further look at blockchain as a […]

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11 October 2015

Headlines Will More Businesses Integrate the Blockchain?In a recent article published on Bloomberg, former Wall Street executive Blythe Masters explains that she is particularly interested in the blockchain, the shared technology behind everyone’s favorite cryptocurrency bitcoin. In the article, Masters explains that the blockchain has “a pretty long list of positive attributes,” and that it […]

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10 October 2015

Headlines Meet Secco: The UK’s ‘Blockchain-Inspired’ Challenger BankSecco is a ‘blockchain-inspired’ challenger bank aiming to disrupt the sector “from the outside in”. Cryptocurrency DNotes Announces New 2016 VenturePopular bitcoin alternative DNotes is proud to announce an upcoming, 2016 venture that will spread its virtual atmosphere across the globe through integrating DNotes currency, the blockchain and […]

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9 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Holds; Range In PlayIn yesterday’s bitcoin price watch piece, we outlined our intraday strategy according to an altered approach. We suggested that – as a result of the relatively consistent fluctuations in the bitcoin price over the last few days, we would widen out our range a little and trade long from […]

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8 October 2015

Headlines Tunisia’s Post Office Trials Crypto-Powered Payments AppTunisia’s post office, La Poste Tunisienne, today revealed it is testing a crypto-powered payments app for 600,000 of its customers. GemCoin Investors Seek $100 Million in Class Action LawsuitAn $100m class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme involving the fake […]

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7 October 2015

Headlines This Company Said They’d Import Daraprim From Brazil For $10 Then VanishedDaraprim has become a popular pharmaceutical medication in recent weeks thanks to Martin Shkreli’s decision to increase the price of the drug from $13.50 to $750.  The medicine is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. The drug was originally developed […]

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6 October 2015

Headlines Japanese Cryptocurrency Startup Orb Raises $2.3 MillionTokyo-based startup Orb, the company behind new cryptocurrency management platform SmartCoin, has raised $2.3m in seed funding. Isle Of Man Welcomes GreenCoinX CryptocurrencyThe Isle of Man government has welcomed GreenCoinX, an identifiable cryptocurrency which is 80 percent owned by Toronto, Canada-based GreenBank Capital Inc. “We welcome the decision […]

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5 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Turns On a Dime, Again.Bitcoin price has been churned into a washing machine lately and today was no exception. On the aniversary of the start of history’s largest asset price rally on 5 October 2013, the bitcoin chart, once again, looked primed for a sharp decline. However, by 10h00 UTC speculators snatched […]

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4 October 2015

Headlines Quiz: This Week’s Bitcoin NewsAre you up to date with the latest bitcoin and blockchain news? Test your knowledge with our quiz for the week of 28th September – 4th October. Is a Corrupt FBI Official Threatening Ross Ulbricht’s Family?Is Ross Ulbricht’s family in danger? According to CoinTelegraph, Diamond, the alleged alias of a […]

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3 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Extortion Plot Executed on Russian BanksAt the present time, Russia and bitcoin seem to go together like peanut butter and cottage cheese. It’s not exactly the most wholesome-sounding combination, and right away, our imaginations begin to run rampant. What exactly would such a concoction look like? Even worse, what would it taste like? […]

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2 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Company Coinplug Raises $5 Million in FundingSouth Korean bitcoin services company Coinplug has closed a $5m Series B funding round. Bitcoin Price In a ConundrumBitcoin price broke to the upside, yesterday, in what looked like the start of another wave of advance. Unfortunately price action has generated much zigzagging and no progress today. […]

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1 October 2015

Headlines How the Block Chain Can Digitize RegulationWhat is government sovereignty without control over currency? Thanks to bitcoin, some countries are confronting this reality. Long-term, it could change the relationship between government and currency. And if government responds to the disruption of government-backed currency in a sensible manner, the end result could be more stable […]

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