31 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Alternative ZCash Promises to Offer BetterBitcoin has often been touted as an untraceable and anonymous digital currency, even though it is neither at its core. Strangely enough, mainstream media has forgotten all about the headlines they wrote until a few weeks ago, as an untraceable Bitcoin alternative has launched. ZCash looks to bring […]

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30 January 2016

Headlines Growth & Adoption The Main Goal For BitcoinersThe block size debate has made clear what Bitcoiner’s value most: adoption and growth. It seems these Bitcoin values have trumped the mere survival of the Bitcoin market. As many Bitcoin experts (like Gavin Andresen) have noted thus far in the block size debate, Bitcoin can survive […]

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29 January 2016

Headlines First Bitcoin Capital Corp. Signs Evaluation Pact With Emercoin, Will Promote Its TechnologyFirst Bitcoin Capital Corp., which bills itself as the first vertically-integrated, publicly-traded bitcoin entity, has signed an evaluation agreement with Emercoin International Development Group to provide distributed blockchain services for business and personal use. First Bitcoin Capital Corp. is a Vancouver, Canada-based […]

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28 January 2016

Headlines Bank of England to Explore Distributed Ledger Tech for SettlementThe Bank of England has said it will consider the impact of distributed ledgers as part of a plan to modernize the country’s settlement system. France and Germany to Strengthen Control on BitcoinFrench Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and former minister of social affairs Michel […]

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27 January 2016

Headlines Blockchain Capital Raises $13 Million for Second Startup FundVenture capital firm Blockchain Capital has raised $13m for its second investment fund for bitcoin and blockchain technology ventures. Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis – Breakout Looming!Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price has been moving sideways for quite some time, waiting for market catalysts to provide a […]

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26 January 2016

Headlines Chinese Mining Pools Worry About Immature Segregated Witness ProposalAs if the Bitcoin community was not sick and tired of the ongoing block size debate just yet, it looks like the Chinese miners have come to a consensus of their own. The plan is to reject any forking of Bitcoin that does not gain 90% […]

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25 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Being Bid Higher?Bitcoin price has been trading sideways near $400 and 2650 CNY all day, and the price pattern resembles the kind of structure we see prior to both advance and decline. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now […]

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24 January 2016

Headlines Blockchain Should Not Just Be Used To Issue Digitized Fiat CurrencyWith so many countries around the world keeping a close eye on the evolution of consumer payments, drastic changes are bound to happen sooner or later. Norway is looking to get rid of cash payments altogether while the United Kingdom is being urged to […]

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23 January 2016

Headlines BitFury’s Vavilov Has A Solution For Block Size Challenge, Rebuts Bitcoin NaysayersValery Vavilov, CEO of Bitfury, believes there is a solution to the current bitcoin block size challenge. In a recent video interview at TC Davos, he explained his solution and he also expounded on his belief in the future of bitcoin, taking issue […]

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22 January 2016

Headlines [Updated] PwC Announces Entry into Bitcoin and Blockchain[29/1/15 Update: PwC has announced that it is partnering with Blockstream, a blockchain startup] It seems the corporate and government related adoption of blockchain technology is picking up pace. Over the last couple of days we’ve seen China announce its intentions to introduce a block chain based […]

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21 January 2016

Headlines CFTC to Discuss Blockchain For Derivatives, Taps LedgerX’s Chou as AdvisorThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will meet on Jan. 26 to review the dual capabilities of bitcoin and the blockchain for the derivatives market. The commission appointed Paul L. Chou, CEO and founder of Ledger X, as a bitcoin trading expert to […]

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20 January 2016

Headlines Wayforpay.com to Begin Accepting Bitcoin for PizzaAlthough not a completely new idea, Wayforpay.com has announced that it will begin allowing bitcoin payments for food delivery. Wayforpay is a Ukrainian payment platform with online shopping carts for websites. The company is growing with the announcement that it will add Bitcoin as a payment option to the EcoPizza […]

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19 January 2016

Headlines Making Sense of Bitcoin’s Divisive Block Size DebateConfused about the current state of bitcoin’s ‘block size debate’? CoinDesk rounds up thoughts from a recent influx of blogs on the subject. ‘BitGo Instant’ Promises Real-Time Bitcoin TransfersBitcoin security company BitGo has announced a new feature – BitGo Instant which promises instant settlement for bitcoin transactions. […]

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18 January 2016

Headlines Mike Hearn: Bitcoin Farewell Post Was No ‘Banker Conspiracy’Former bitcoin core developer Mike Hearn has issued a follow-up post in response to his controversial farewell letter to the industry. Bitcoin Mining Rate Sets a New Milestone Ignoring Bitcoin GloomFor the first time in the cryptocurrency’s existence, the total network hash rate of Bitcoin just […]

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17 January 2016

Headlines The Deeper Meaning Behind Mike Hearn’s Post On Bitcoin And DevelopmentThe news this past week has been dominated by the announcement of Mike Hearn leaving the Bitcoin scene for good. Hearn posted a very long and detailed explanation of why things are not going the way he thinks they should in the world of […]

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16 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price – How Low Can You Go?Bitcoin price declined an additional $30 today and is currently being supported at $357. 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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15 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Flies Farther in the Travel Industry after BitPay’s Latest PartnershipBitPay has announced a new partnership with European information technology provider Ypsilon.Net. The company provides a platform with booking engines and the payment processing framework for tens of thousands of websites, processing millions of transactions every month. A new partnership between payment processor BitPay […]

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14 January 2016

Headlines nanoPay Acquires Canada’s MintChip, Bringing Digital Fiat Currency To MarketCanadians will soon be able to make digital transactions in their country’s fiat currency. If the owners of the digital currency platform, MintChip, have their way, other fiat currencies will soon follow. Toronto-based Loyalty Pays Holdings corp., a subsidiary nanoPay, a loyalty and payments platform […]

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13 January 2016

Headlines Russian Payments Firm Trials Bitcoin Tool for Customer VerificationA bitcoin blockchain notarization project has developed a customer on-boarding tool for a Russian payments service. Bitcoin Price Watch; Profits Abound!Every day we try and use the action seen in the bitcoin price during the last twenty-four hours or so to formulate a strategy we can […]

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12 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Consolidating AgainBitcoin price continues holding to sideways trade above 2900 CNY and $440. 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 of analysis: 15h30 UTC BTCC 1-Hour […]

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11 January 2016

Headlines Why Bitcoin Needs 21 Inc to Deliver in 2016You may not have heard the name Balaji Srinivasan, but in 2016 the 21 Inc CEO could become synonymous with bitcoin. Bitcoin Price Achieves Stability: Why It Will ContinueThe current rise in bitcoin’s price is more stable than its previous price changes, according to Martin Tillier, […]

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10 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: XT Hardfork Has Insufficient SupportBitcoin XT has failed to attract majority support and has not achieved 750 blocks in the best chain at its activation date. 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 […]

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9 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Looking For SupportBitcoin price has come down from a surge high and the market is struggling to find support. 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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8 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin, Digital Art & ScarcityI recently sat down with a professional artist to discuss his art and teaching career. Eventually, the discussion led to art and the blockchain after a comment he made. He recalled that, when digital art first came out, the quality of it left something to be desired. His colleagues said […]

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7 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advancing To Recent TopBitcoin price has surged higher after a protracted consolidation below 2900 CNY and $440. Technical analysis of the price chart identifies some advance targets. 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 […]

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6 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price: Classical Pattern Targets Big UpsideSo in yesterday’s bitcoin price watch piece, we noted that action over the last week or so has been subdued in the majority of the financial asset markets as a result of the holiday season, and that the low volume we have seen in the bitcoin space suggests […]

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5 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Let’s Get Trading!Its been a few days since we reported on our bitcoin price intraday technical analysis strategy, and while the holiday season (plus new year) has disrupted our trading a little bit, things are now back on track for a profitable 2016. Additionally, the pause in our strategy implementation has […]

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4 January 2016

Headlines Why Kenya’s Bitcoin Embrace Is Mostly A MirageThe hype in the Western media about Kenya being a pioneering laboratory for bitcoin is largely a mirage, according to a Motherboard reporter who recently visited the country in hopes of documenting bitcoin’s success there. Accompanying the reporter was Kenyan writer Daniel Nairo, who offered his insights […]

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3 January 2016

Headlines Volatility of Bitcoin Price Consistently Declined Since 2010Since its birth in 2008, financial experts and institutional investors have criticized the viability of Bitcoin as an independent currency, due to its highly unstable volatility rate. According to data provided by the Bitcoin Volatility Index, however, the volatility of bitcoin price against major currencies such as […]

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2 January 2016

Headlines BTCC Suffers DDoS Attacks But Ignores Ransom DemandsEditor’s Note: A BTCC representative contacted CCN to note the reference to the Reddit post citing a ransom demand of 1 BTC is for a previous DDoS attack, not the current one. The article has been corrected. BTCC, the Shanghai, China-based digital currency exchange, suffered a distributed […]

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1 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Struggles To Sustain Its ExistenceFacing declining finances, criminal investigations of ex-board members and the ramifications of some poor management decisions, the Bitcoin Foundation has made some changes to its board and is considering a shift in mission to sustain its existence, according to Bloomberg. During the advocacy group’s Dec. 15, 2015 board […]

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