31 December 2015

Headlines Plutus’ Mobile App Enables Wide Bitcoin Acceptance  London-based startup Plutus is developing a mobile app that will allow bitcoin payments at contactless payment terminals all over the world. The technology is powered by the Ethereum platform and is destined to work at all NFC-enabled payment terminals in the world, even if the merchant hasn’t […]

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30 December 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Up; For How Long?Yesterday afternoon we got an upside break in the bitcoin price, and on some pretty low volume managed to hold onto the gains overnight. We corrected a little bit earlier this morning, and just as the markets opened in Europe, we got another kick, and have since traded between […]

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29 December 2015

Headlines 2015 Year In Review: A Banner Year For Bitcoin And The Blockchain2015 was a banner year for bitcoin. It brought some key developments for the digital currency’s acceptance, particularly by the financial sector. But like every year since its 2008 debut, bitcoin’s progress came with challenges. Bitcoin has not been embraced by enough consumers, […]

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28 December 2015

Headlines Can Bitcoin Price Hold Above $400?Bitcoin price holds above support at the start of the last week of this year. Although the intra-day chart is ambiguous, the last three months of price action has set bitcoin price up for an exciting 2016. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the […]

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27 December 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price In Precarious RecoveryBitcoin price has found structural support in the chart and has started a tentative (but uncertain) advance. Caution into year-end. 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 code CCN29. Bitcoin […]

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26 December 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Drops To SupportBitcoin price sold off strongly, today, and has given up almost $40 and 500 CNY, so far. 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 code CCN29. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time […]

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25 December 2015

Headlines Coinsilium Becomes World’s First IPO of a Blockchain Tech Company Blockchain investor Coinsilium began share trading yesterday, December 24, 2015 on the ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchange (ISDX) in London, under the ticker “COIN”. London-based blockchain technology investor Coinsilium, a company known for supporting blockchain-startups at an early stage started trading on the ISDX Growth […]

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24 December 2015

Headlines Bruce Springsteen Promoter 10x Management Plans To Add More Bitcoin Experts To Its Roster10x Management, Bruce Springsteen’s promoter, seeks to “find the best contract tech talent and match them with the world’s most amazing companies.”  Since 2011, this is what the firm has strived to do. Although the firm has been in the Bitcoin […]

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23 December 2015

Headlines Will the R3 Banking Consortium Become Bitcoin Regulators? (Op-Ed)In a general sense, banks purring over the technological advancements Bitcoin’s blockchain technology provide is a good thing. After years of banks deriding anything having to do with Bitcoin, after years of exchange risk, fraud, and failure, and years of mainstream doubt and ignorance, the love […]

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22 December 2015

Headlines Investors are Starting Bitcoin as an “Independent Currency”Since the beginning of 2015, an increasing number of central banks and government agencies have begun to show interest in bitcoin and digital currencies. Investment Strategist Philipp Vordran believes that countries are considering turning their currencies into crypto-currencies. “Countries are thinking about turning their currencies into crypto-currencies. […]

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21 December 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Hit; Recovery On The Cards?At the end of last week, we published the second of our twice daily bitcoin price watch pieces. The main premise of the piece was that we had seen quite a lot of upside momentum and that there was every chance that we would see some selling pressure, […]

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20 December 2015

Headlines Does the Look All Rosy for Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology?We have all heard of the recent developments in blockchain technology, and how it is being increasingly adopted by various industries including banking and financial sectors. While we all prefer to see a rosy picture of Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology, there are a […]

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18 December 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Exchanges in Japan Must Be Registered under New Proposed RegulationsCiting unnamed but informed sources, Japanese publications are reporting that a working group under the Financial System Council have complied a draft of Japan’s first ever cryptocurrency regulations. Under the new proposed rules, bitcoin exchanges and those dealing with virtual currencies must register with […]

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17 December 2015

Headlines IBM is Developing an Open-Source Blockchain with Tech and Banking GiantsIBM is heading an open source project called the “Open Ledger Project” that is overseen by the Linux Foundation and includes major tech and banking giants. In essence, the Open Ledger Project will ostensibly lead to the creation of a pseudo-private(?) but open-source ledger […]

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16 December 2015

Headlines Report: Japanese Officials Draft Regulation for Bitcoin ExchangesJapan’s financial regulators are reportedly moving closer to creating a system for registering and overseeing domestic virtual currency exchanges. SEC Approves Overstock’s Plan to Issue Blockchain SecuritiesThe SEC has approved Overstock’s plans to issue stock via the blockchain through its subsidiary tØ platform, a report says. BitFury […]

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15 December 2015

Headlines Former Bank of England Director Joins Blockchain Startup SetlBlockchain platform Setl has appointed the former executive director of the Bank of England as its chairman. Poland Urges RegulationPoland is seeking out a regulated cryptocurrency to become a contender in European economics. Poland, a member of the European community, is pressing for regulation from the […]

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14 December 2015

Headlines Imogen Heap talks Blockchain in Disrupt ConferenceEmpowering artists through the blockchain is something that has reached an international audience. Informing a global audience about the advantages of the blockchain far outweigh the negative publicity that it has received. In a TechCrunch interview at a Disrupt conference in London, Imogen Heap gives a detailed description […]

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13 December 2015

Headlines Certain Bitcoin Businesses Exempt from RegulationLike New York, many began looking at North Carolina with a questioning eye when it was announced the state would look into Bitcoin regulation earlier this year. The bill calling for regulation has advanced since it came to fruition in July, and many businesses and digital currency enthusiasts were […]

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12 December 2015

Headlines Judge Judy Just Doesn’t Understand BitcoinJudge Judy is arguably the face of daytime justice. Those of us who have worked from home, gone through a period of unemployment, or maybe just taken a day off likely have a story of turning on the television to see Judy Sheinlin stare down some unsuspecting defendant from […]

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11 December 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Rockets To One-Year High on Record VolumesThe price of bitcoin has hit its highest level in the last year, trading at $436 and climbing at press time. ANX CTO: Bitcoin’s Scalability Issue is a ‘Red Herring’During a talk at Finnovasia 2015, ANX CTO Hugh Madden said he believes concerns about the bitcoin […]

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10 December 2015

Headlines ‘Satoshi’ Denies Being Wright Amid Doubts Over PGP DataSomeone claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto has denied being Australian Craig Wright in a post to the bitcoin-dev mailing list. Will Bitcoin price reach $1 Million U.S. Dollars?Bitcoin’s price versus the US dollar is the most searched keyword for Bitcoin, along with “What is Bitcoin?” The […]

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9 December 2015

Headlines Reports Claim Satoshi Nakamoto Might Be 44-Year Old AustralianNew reports by Wired and Gizmodo may have identified the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, as Australian entrepreneur Craig S Wright. Bitcoin Soars past $400; the Satoshi Search Effect?The price of Bitcoin saw plenty of upward activity late last night UTC, with a surge that […]

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8 December 2015

Headlines Microsoft Explores Adding Ripple Tech to Blockchain ToolkitMicrosoft has issued an update to its blockchain toolkit offering, revealing it is exploring how to add Ripple’s Interledger protocol. German Finance Suits Don’t See a Big Future for BitcoinA representative survey covering a hundred CEOs and board members of financial companies in Germany has shown that […]

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7 December 2015

Headlines Germany’s Finance CEOs Don’t Think Bitcoin Will Go Mainstream95% of financial experts surveyed believe that cryptocurrencies will struggle to survive within the next ten years. Purse Raises $1 Million, Plans ‘Secret Bitcoin Project’Bitcoin e-commerce startup Purse has raised $1m in seed funding in a round led by investor Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group. Cryptsy’s […]

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6 December 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bullish DaysBitcoin price crossed two important overhead resistance levels earlier today and the last 24 hours’ advance has biased the charts to a bullish outlook at most timeframes. 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 […]

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5 December 2015

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advancing In A Correction?Bitcoin price spent Saturday day-time in persistent advance. At the time of writing this analysis price has fallen back to support. Which side of support the arket settles price today will determine if next week falls into decline or sees renewed advance. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with […]

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4 December 2015

Headlines Ponzi Allegations and Patent Applications: Bitcoin HeadlinesThis week’s coverage is a testament of just how varied things in the bitcoin space can really get. Bitcoin Price Analysis – When Will Bulls Come Back?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin’s price is still retreating from its recent rally, possibly gearing up for another test of the Fibonacci […]

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3 December 2015

Headlines CFTC Commissioner Sees Blockchain’s Potential to Revolutionize the Financial IndustryA commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has spoken about the inadequacies and inefficiency of the current “closed ledger” banking system. He adds that distributed open ledgers could revolutionize financial ecosystems while noting certain “disruptive” implications for the current financial industry and those […]

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2 December 2015

Headlines Blockchain Startup Chain Kills Free Bitcoin API ServiceBlockchain technology startup Chain will be shutting down its free bitcoin API service at the end of this year. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On TodayWe are heading into the midway point of Wednesday’s European session, and action has been pretty volatile overnight. Over the past couple […]

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1 December 2015

Headlines SEC Charges GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza With Securities FraudThe US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged former GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza with the fraudulent sale of unlicensed securities. SEC Charges Josh Garza with Securities Fraud, Alleges Bitcoin Ponzi SchemeThe United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has today charged Homero Josh Garza, […]

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