31 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin’s Price Rise Explained By Industry InsidersCoinDesk has spoken to various industry insiders in an attempt to decipher bitcoin’s recent price spike. 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 […]

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30 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Soars Past $330. $400 Imminent?There is a lot of excitement right now as the Bitcoin price continues to rise. It has been slowly going up for some weeks now. Now that we’ve seen it break the $300 mark, there’s no way to know when will it top up or crash. The price has […]

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29 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Soars; More Upside On The Cards!Late last night, when we published the second of our twice daily bitcoin price watch pieces, the market was hovering around the $300 mark. Action has now matured across the Asian session, and we are heading into a fresh European session today. As we head into 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 Invests In Silbert’s Digital Currency GroupMasterCard is backing Barry Silbert’s newest initiative, Digital Currency Group, his first since selling SecondMarket to Nasdaq last week. Many believe this marks a major development in the Bitcoin space as the digital currency flirts with the $300 level.  Silbert has gained the support of big-time backers for […]

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26 October 2015

Headlines Health Care Giant Philips Exploring Blockchain ApplicationsHealthcare giant Philips has confirmed it is currently exploring potential applications for blockchain technology. Weedmaps.com Founder Doesn’t Think Bitcoin Is What Marijuana Industry NeedsWeedmaps founder CEO Justin Hartfield does not think Bitcoin will help to grow the legal marijuana industry, a claim contrary to what many in the Bitcoin […]

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25 October 2015

Headlines Can Blockchain Technology Stem Government Corruption?Could blockchain technology become the backbone of a new generation of government systems? Bitcoin Price Reaches $277; Hope for the Future?The bitcoin price currently stands at $277. Interestingly enough, last week revealed previous articles talking of bitcoin’s rise to $260. While many were skeptical, this rise hasn’t ceased. Another […]

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24 October 2015

Headlines European Exchanges React to Bitcoin VAT ExemptionThis week’s bitcoin VAT exemption in the European Union was well-met by exchange operators. 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, […]

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23 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Headlines: VAT GaloreBitcoin in the Headlines is a weekly analysis of bitcoin media coverage and its impact. Bitcoin Price Watch; The Weekend Ahead…A little earlier on this morning, we published our twice daily bitcoin price watch piece. In the piece we outlined the levels we were looking to watch in the […]

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22 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Development Mailing List Now ModeratedSince its inception in 2011, the Bitcoin development mailing list has been unmoderated. Anyone could join it and start posting to it. For most of its existence, the list was a mostly technical forum, devoted strictly to Bitcoin and the cryptography underpinning it, including bug discussions and proposals from […]

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21 October 2015

Headlines UK E-Tailers Struck by DDoS Attacks by Bitcoin Seeking HackersAt the very least, a trio of UK-based electronic retail websites have been inundated with DDoS attacks by hackers holding the websites to ransom in exchange for Bitcoin. The websites have suffered temporary outage and have since put up a bounty to round up on […]

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20 October 2015

Headlines Corrupt Silk Road Agent Carl Force Gets 78 Months in PrisonFormer U.S. federal agent Carl Force has been sentenced to 78 months in prison. The sentence is substantially more than the four years of prison time sought by his attorneys while less than the 87-month prison sentence requested by U.S. prosecutors. After pleading guilty […]

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19 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Upside Break; Live Trade!A little earlier this morning we outlined our strategy for today’s action in the bitcoin price. We defined our range and suggested that, if we got a continuation of the volatility we saw throughout the majority of last week, we would look to enter in the direction of the volatility […]

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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 This Country Has Fewer Poor Than America, 80% Of Bitcoin TransactionsWhich country has fewer poor than America and 80% of the Bitcoin transactions? Although it might come as a surprise, the answer is China. Despite a stock market and currency crisis, China has fewer poor than America, according to a Credit Suisse report. Yet, […]

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16 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Gains Again; Upside Run!In this morning’s bitcoin price watch piece, we noted the recent action we have seen in the markets – more specifically, the overarching bullish momentum. For the past week or so we have seen consistent strength in the bitcoin price, with the charts generally following this pattern: break through […]

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15 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price At A New Moon High?Bitcoin price crossed above resistance this week and is now straining to make a new high. Upside may continue but the indicators say the bulls may only have resources for one or two more highs. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3 hour delay. Read the […]

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14 October 2015

Headlines Bitreserve Revamps Itself and Becomes Uphold, Starts Offering Fiat Money ServicesBitcoin exchange Bitreserve, Inc has undergone a major rebranding and repositioning to unveil itself as Uphold, Inc. In addition to the company’s original service wherein customers’ bitcoin could be converted into legacy currencies and metals, customers will now have the means to link their […]

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13 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Whipsawing Below $250Bitcoin price had fallen away from a resistance level near $250 and 1600 CNY yesterday, and earlier today overshot to the downside by breaching two support levels near $245 and 1573 CNY. At the time of writing, price has returned to the upside and the market must now decide which […]

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12 October 2015

Headlines 200 Artists Participate in Bitcoin Photo Contest; Viewer Voting Ends Oct. 15The Bitcoin Photo Contest, a bit4coin-sponsored initiative to improve bitcoin’s image and expand bitcoin’s graphic representation, moves into its next phase this week as the regular voting phase ends on Oct. 15 and 50 images go to a jury for the final vote. […]

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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 Entrepreneurs Plan Identabit; Identity-Based Bitcoin AlternativeAn Australia-based startup has announced plans for a digital currency called Identabit that will enable regulatory acceptance by way of user association. The startup, Thinking Active, characterizes Identabit as the first identity-ensured, decentralized currency. It represents a way to liberate decentralized currencies and will be an alternative to bitcoin, […]

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9 October 2015

Headlines Commonwealth Central Bankers Raise Bitcoin Policy QuestionsCommonwealth central bankers say they want to look closely at the potential impact of digital currency before adopting a stance toward the technology. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What We’re Looking AtA little earlier on today, we published our twice daily bitcoin price watch piece. Based on the success […]

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8 October 2015

Headlines Stellar Now Open to Developers Following Network UpgradeDevelopers will now be able to build on Stellar’s distributed network following an upgrade to its codebase which will also protect it against forking. According to a blog post by founder Jed McCaleb, the upgraded network is now more secure, scalable and modular than before. He added: “The […]

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7 October 2015

Headlines Lionsgate Announces 25% Off For Online Bitcoin PurchasesLionsgate is offering 25% off select 2015 hit movies and TV shows with purchases using  only bitcoin on its online store, LionsgateShop.com. Lionsgate has partnered with GoCoin to integrate bitcoin payments into select consumer sales operations. Lionsgate will accept bitcoin for DVD and Blu-ray discs at LionsgateShop.com. […]

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6 October 2015

Headlines Lionsgate Starts Accepting BitcoinLionsgate is the latest International Corporation to integrate bitcoin as a payment method at its online shop (LionsgateShop.com). Lionsgate is a leading global player in the entertainment industry.  The company operates within a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution; digital distribution; television programming and syndication; video games; new channel […]

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5 October 2015

Headlines Ukraine’s Central Bank Issues Bitcoin WarningThe National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), the country’s central bank, has issued a Bitcoin warning to regional banks and other financial institutions, the second after an year’s gap. The latest warning comes in the wake of Bitcoin’s growing popularity within the national borders. According to a Ukrainian daily, a […]

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4 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Upside ContinuationBitcoin Price Key Highlights The Bitcoin price started the second wave higher after finding support around an important area of 220.0. There is a bullish trend line formed on the 4-hours chart, which is acting as a catalyst for an upside move. Bitcoin price gained a lot of […]

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3 October 2015

Headlines The CFTC’s Not-So-Hidden Message: Traders BewareBitcoin law experts Brian Klein and Geoffrey Aronow explore recent rulings by the US CFTC and how they affect bitcoin traders across the world. 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 […]

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2 October 2015

Headlines Bitcoin in the Headlines: R3’s Blockchain Dream TeamThis week’s headlines have mostly been about banks’ love for blockchain, sparked by R3CEV’s announcement that 13 new banks had joined its project. Study: Google Searches Can Predict Bitcoin Trading VolumeGoogle search data can predict the price of bitcoin, new research has found. Bitcoin Company Coinplug Raises […]

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1 October 2015

Headlines Coinbase Makes ‘Instant’ Bitcoin Buying Available in 26 CountriesCoinbase has announced that customers across 26 countries can buy bitcoin “instantly” from today. We Visited Those New Bitcoin ATMs in the Ukraine and Here’s What We FoundCCN conducted an exclusive investigation into BTCU.biz’s new Bitcoin ATMs in the Ukraine and discovered a less than perfect […]

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