30 November 2015

Headlines Report: Barbados Central Bank Should Consider Holding BitcoinTwo Barbadian economists have concluded that the country’s central bank may want to consider holding a small amount of bitcoin as part of its portfolio of foreign reserves. Bitcoin Price Inching Further Up – DrivingBulls AroundBend?Bitcoin price inched further up earlier today to record a high of […]

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29 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Micro Advance or Mini Consolidation?Bitcoin price surged higher earlier today and then stopped short of printing a new high. At the time of writing, the small advance is retracing and the question is whether it will continue higher, or fall back into sideways consolidation. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a […]

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28 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Locomotive Runs out of SteamBitcoin price has failed to maintain advance after putting in a strong surge two days ago. While this does not yet look like a return to decline, price may correct deeply before returning to the upside. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the […]

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27 November 2015

Headlines Bank of England, Europol Seek Interns with Blockchain ExperienceBoth Bank of England and Europol are seeking interns with knowledge of Bitcoin and the blockchain. The announcements, which indicate an increasing awareness of the technologies among European government institutions, follow last month’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that Bitcoin transactions are exempt from […]

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26 November 2015

Headlines Kenyan High Court Hears BitPesa Case Against SafaricomThe Kenyan High Court heard a case brought by bitcoin startup BitPesa against mobile money giant Safaricom two days ago. Where To Spend Your Bitcoin On Black FridayGet your bitcoin wallets at the ready and prepare yourself for a day of frenzied discounted online shopping. Bitcoin Black […]

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25 November 2015

Headlines Kynetix Launches Blockchain Consortium for Commodities MarketsKynetix, a post-trade technology company, is putting together a consortium to look into the use of distributed ledger technology in commodities markets. UK-based Kynetix, a firm that deals in commodity post-trade technology platforms has launched a consortium focusing on integrating blockchain technology into commodities post-trades and mainstream financial […]

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24 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Breaks; Stop Taken OutIn what turned out to be a pretty unfortunate setup, we entered last night on a breakout to the downside through in term support, with an initial target of 215 flat. This was a target we had predefined, and our entry included a top loss at 322 flat – […]

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23 November 2015

Headlines DDoS Epidemic Hits Bitcoin News WebsitesLast week, some of the top bitcoin news site services were down for some time. At the time of writing of this article our competitor, Cryptocoinsnews (CCN), has been down for more than 5 hours with 522 and/or 525 page errors loading for users attempting to visit their site. […]

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22 November 2015

Headlines Coinbase Customers Can Soon Have Their Own Shift CardBitcoin debit cards combine the best of both traditional and digital currency systems. The ease of swiping the card at a PoS, as it has been done for decades is now combined with the advanced digital currency of this generation. Bitcoin debit cards are one way […]

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21 November 2015

Headlines Hands On With Linq, Nasdaq’s Private Markets Blockchain ProjectCoinDesk goes under the hood of Nasdaq’s first blockchain product Linq, a platform for private shares trading. Send Bitcoin Payments To Any Email In World Via Br& New LakePay!LakeBTC.com is one of the “big 4” bitcoin exchanges. Jeremy Cho, LakeBTC’s communication division representative, has just shared […]

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20 November 2015

Headlines 5 More Banks Join R3’s Global Blockchain ConsortiumThe global consortium of major banks and financial institutions looking to tap into block chain technology and headed by New York-based technology firm R3 has five more banks joining the ranks, bringing to a total that now figures 30 global banks. Blockchain startup R3’s initiative to use […]

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19 November 2015

Headlines BTC Price Tech Analysis for 19/11/2015 – Pennant within a Pennant!Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is going all out in terms of consolidation, as a smaller pennant pattern formed right inside the larger triangle visible on its 1-hour time frame. Interestingly enough, the larger consolidation pattern suggests a continuation of the longer-term selloff […]

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18 November 2015

Headlines BitBond Unveils a Bitcoin Version of “the Big Mac Index”The Economist‘s Big Mac Index is a financial instrument almost thirty years old, built on the theory of the Purchasing Power Parity. PPP essentially means that, over time, currency exchange rates should equalize such that identical goods cost roughly the same in any two countries. […]

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17 November 2015

Headlines Are Marijuana, Binary Options And Bitcoin ‘Flavors Of The Month’ For U.S. States’ Watchdogs?Are marijuana, binary options and digital currency the flavors of the month for U.S. state securities regulators? You might think so based on warnings issued by Washington and Colorado state officials and reported as such by local media. Recently, CCN reported the […]

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16 November 2015

Headlines Rootstock Merges Bitcoin and Ethereum to Help World Bank with Micro-LendingRootstock, a P2P platform based on the block chain that implements smart contracts using the capabilities of Ethereum with the transparency and security of the bitcoin network, is negotiating with the World Bank and some Latin American banks to provide microlending for the unbanked, […]

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15 November 2015

Headlines Judge Judy Takes on Bitcoin Case in New TV EpisodeLong-running arbitration reality TV show Judge Judy featured a case earlier this week involving a bitcoin trader and allegations of payment fraud. Bitcoin Price Sell-Off Approaching $300Bitcoin price has been bouncing along the $330 and 2100 CNY level for days. The benefits of bitcoin advance […]

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14 November 2015

Headlines Authority in Bitcoin: What Role Does It Play?In case you weren’t aware, Bitcoiners hate authority. It is the central thing we want to avoid in finance, as well as any other industry that can be placed on the blockchain. We consider it inefficient, immoral, and just plain wrong. This makes sense for an anarcho-libertarian […]

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13 November 2015

Headlines BTC Core 0.11.2 Released – Coping With A Declining Node NumberLately, the community has been keeping a warm discussion around what should be the updates implemented to the bitcoin core. Many developer teams have been presenting and working on their own versions of the new release. Now a new Bitcoin Core Candidate Release has […]

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12 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Reversal; Strength Round The Corner?Yesterday we saw the bitcoin price decline throughout the majority of the day, bottoming out just ahead of 294 flat just before midnight GMT. The trend fell in line with the overarching bearish momentum we have seen over the last 48 hours or so – which in turn […]

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11 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Volatile Overnight; What’s Next?Its been an interesting few weeks in the bitcoin price over the last month or so, and action on Tuesday night in Asia continues this trend with some steep volatility. First we saw a decline to overnight just ahead of 300 flat, and then the bitcoin price bounced to […]

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10 November 2015

Headlines HSBC: Blockchain Technology Could Help Central Banks’ PoliciesUK-based banking giant HSBC sees blockchain technology to benefit state-installed central banks, institutions that are tasked and responsible for a country’s economic growth and wellbeing. In a document obtained by Business Insider, HSBC sees the potential of blockchain technology to transcend private and investment banks and influence […]

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9 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange itBit Wins 10,000 BTC in US Government AuctionBitcoin exchange itBit has emerged as the first of what could be as many as three winners in last week’s US government bitcoin auction. Bitcoin Price Volatile; What’s On Today?So last week we saw an incredible amount of volatility in the bitcoin price. From highs […]

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8 November 2015

Headlines Diebold: Bitcoin ATM Attempts Have Been FlawedDiebold’s VP of global strategy discusses developments in the bitcoin ATM market and larger blockchain industry. Quadriga Will Launch the First Canadian Blockchain R&D LabQuadriga Corp is launching Canada’s first exclusive research and development lab for Blockchain technology and is already working on its first project. Quadriga Corporation […]

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7 November 2015

Headlines US Marshals Service Concludes the Final Bitcoin AuctionThe much awaited bitcoin auction by the United States Marshals Service is finally over. The US Marshals Service, in possession of confiscated bitcoins from the Silk Road investigation auctioned the last of them earlier on Thursday. Thursday’s auction had about 44,341 bitcoins worth $17.21 million out for […]

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6 November 2015

Headlines E-Coin Bitcoin Debit Card Raises $186,596 In Crowdfunding To Support GrowthWirex Limited, the London, U.K.-based company that produces the bitcoin debit card E-Coin, has announced a successful fundraising effort at BnkToTheFuture, the online investment platform. The campaign raised $186,596 USD from 93 investors. E-Coin, a virtual debit card and multi-signature wallet, allows users to […]

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5 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Bandits Hit Atlanta Smoke Shop to Flee With Bitcoin ATMIn what may very well be the first stateside crime of its kind, two bold thieves walked up to a targeted smoke shop in Atlanta. One of them was armed. The other stole a Bitcoin ATM. Two hooded thieves made their way to the Village […]

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4 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Hinges on $503 – Igniting Downside Price CorrectionBitcoin price printed a high of $503 earlier today on Bitstamp, then a price correction wave pulled it down to $470 , at the time of writing of this article. The historical bullish rally that we witnessed during the past few days will slow down […]

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3 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Poker Site Operator to Pay $25,000 FineThe former operator of bitcoin poker site Seals with Clubs was sentenced to two years of probation and fined $25,000 today. Voxelus Completes a Record $350,000 Pre-Sale RoundReality content creation platform and marketplace Voxelus has completed its private pre-sale of in-game cryptocurrency Voxels (VOX) with 1.2 million […]

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2 November 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Declared Illegal in TaiwanThe Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has declared Bitcoin to be illegal in Taiwan, following a recent high-profile kidnapping accident involving ransom demands made in Bitcoin. Despite the mainstream adoption of Bitcoin by a largely tech-savvy population in Taiwan wherein citizens have the means to buy bitcoin in […]

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1 November 2015

Headlines A Brief History of Digital CurrencyOne thing that comes to mind when someone mentions digital currency is Bitcoin. For most people across the world, both young and old Bitcoin is the only digital currency they have known of heard of (and maybe the altcoins that followed bitcoin). But did bitcoin appear out of the […]

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