31 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Finding Support?Bitcoin price is meandering in a narrow trading range near its January lows. There are few helpful technical signals in the current chart, but a support level may be forming around $380 and 2500 CNY. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not […]

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30 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin 2.0: Fantasy Or Inevitability?The blockchain – upon which Bitcoin is based – has been the center of heated discussion in recent months. The blockchain is a means of sending digital messages between parties whose purported history can be trusted.  Bitcoin 2.0 companies and the “promises” of the blockchain have become a recurring theme […]

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29 January 2016

Headlines Evacuation Squad Aimed To Discredit Bitcoin Through Bomb HoaxesSydney schools are facing a completely new kind of threat, as various pranksters have taken it upon themselves to report bomb hoaxes via phone. Terrorism is a serious issue that is on everybody’s mind right now, and law enforcement has to take every single one of […]

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28 January 2016

Headlines Blockchain Startup Symbiont Partners With Security Giant GemaltoDigital security firm Gemalto has partnered with blockchain platform Symbiont to let financial institutions more securely execute smart contracts. Deloitte: New Blockchain Applications Will Accelerate AdoptionDeloitte has published a report looking at the potential uses of blockchain technology, saying that acceptance and adoption are fast approaching. State […]

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27 January 2016

Headlines Europol Report States No Evidence of Terrorists Using BitcoinA Europol report that establishes a review of EU member states and the Europol in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that struck Paris in November 2015 has found no confirmed evidence that suggest Bitcoin is used for terrorism financing. A report by Europol – the […]

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26 January 2016

Headlines Most Bitcoin Users Don’t Understand BitcoinAn understanding of what bitcoin is, how it works and its various features and benefits have, in the bitcoin space, traditionally been viewed as a key component of mainstream adoption. How can the general public be expected to switch from things like PayPal, fiat, Visa etc., if they don’t […]

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25 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin and the Politics of Non-Political MoneyThe Cato Institute’s Jim Harper discusses how bitcoin needs level-headedness from its community to survive as a non-political digital currency. How China’s Plans to Launch Its Own Currency Might Affect BitcoinChina’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has revealed that it is in discussions to launch […]

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24 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Trend Line Break Feasible?Key Highlights Bitcoin price formed a major support area around $370-75 where it found buyers and started to trade higher. The price is currently trading near a crucial bearish trend line on the hourly chart via the data feed from Bitstamp, which is acting as a […]

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23 January 2016

Headlines Text Analysis Confirms Craig Wright Is Not Satoshi NakamotoA text analysis of Craig’ Wright’s writing by a specialist working with the U.K.-based International Business Times (IBT) has determined that the Australian is most likely not Satoshi Nakamoto. The company used a technique that compares texts written by Wright with anonymous texts believed to be sent […]

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22 January 2016

Headlines Blockstream CEO: Bitcoin Creating ‘Toxic’ Environment for DevelopersCoinDesk speaks to Blockstream CEO Austin Hill about the industry’s ongoing debate on how best to scale the bitcoin blockchain. [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 […]

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21 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Up; More Gains Today?Yesterday was a big day in the bitcoin space. In the wake of Hearn’s damning essay at the end of last week, the bitcoin price staged one of its sharpest declines of the year, and bottomed out around $350 flat – a level not seen since the beginning of […]

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20 January 2016

Headlines Vermont Says Blockchain Record-Keeping System Too CostlyThe cost of using the blockchain for a public records system would outweigh any benefits, a report prepared for Vermont’s legislature concludes. China’s Central Bank Discusses Digital Currency LaunchThe People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, is investigating the launch of its own digital currency. China’s Central […]

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19 January 2016

Headlines BTC Price Tech Analysis for 19/01/16 – Pullback to Double Top NecklineBitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price recently formed a long-term reversal pattern then broke below an ascending triangle consolidation pattern, confirming that a downtrend is in the works. Price is pulling up from its latest dive, possibly gearing up for a retest of […]

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18 January 2016

Headlines Coinbase US Government Liaison Leaves for Banking RoleJohn Collins, head of policy and government affairs at Coinbase, has left the company after around 14 months in the role. Halt Dollar-Sales Boost Bitcoin Adoption in Nigeria?Nigeria’s national currency Naira plummeted in value against the US dollars, amid the collapse of global oil prices. The central […]

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17 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Regains ConsciousnessBitcoin price picked itself up from the dusty valley floor today. Although it’s looked more healthy, it appears nothing is broken. 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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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 Price Down; 400 or Recovery?It’s been about 36 hours since we published our last intraday analysis, and we’ve had a lot of action across the period. In yesterday’s analysis, we suggested that the bitcoin price was – for want of a better phrase – coiling up and in doing so getting ready to […]

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14 January 2016

Headlines Mobile Lottery Ticket App JackPocket Now Accepts BitcoinLottery ticket app Jackpocket has announced a new payment method for users to purchase Powerball tickets with their smartphones, with bitcoin. Jackpocket made the announcement yesterday in the lead-up to its record-setting $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. The jackpot is a full $600 million more than the previous […]

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13 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Group CEO Claims a ‘Billion Dollar Opportunity’ Ahead of Public ListingFollowing months of repeated delays, Australian bitcoin miner, Bitcoin Group, is now set to make its debut on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in February. Melbourne-based Bitcoin Group is now gearing up for its official public float on the ASX in February. The […]

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12 January 2016

Headlines CoinDesk Acquired By DCG, Announces Consensus 2016Industry investment firm Digital Currency Group has acquired CoinDesk. Bitcoin Price Watch; Live Trade On!Yesterday afternoon, our bitcoin price watch article highlighted a bunch of key levels, and in the article, we were able to define a classical pattern that suggested – from a technical perspective, at least […]

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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. Indian Banks & Big Industry Targeted in Ransomware Racket Demanding BitcoinThree banks and a pharmaceutical company in India have been revealed as targets of a […]

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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’s Bold Experiment: A Goldmine for Economic ResearchersFormer Wall Street Journal reporter Michael J Casey discusses why economic researchers should be interested in studying the blockchain industry. 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 […]

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8 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e is Currently Offline Following DDoS AttackUpdate: BTC-e is back online. The website is up and running and the exchange’s Twitter feed confirmed the news. https://t.co/4JB3Aq6VnL – online! #btce — BTC-E (@btcecom) January 8, 2016 Following a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that targeted its server yesterday, European bitcoin exchange operator BTC-e continues […]

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7 January 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Pattern Completes!If you read yesterday’s analysis, we noted that a classical technical charting pattern was in the process of forming in the bitcoin price. The pattern in question, an inverse head and shoulders pattern, suggested that – upon completion – we could see some considerable upside heading into the Asian session […]

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6 January 2016

Headlines Gemini’s Winklevoss: ‘Institutionalization’ Of Bitcoin Trading Has BegunBitcoin posted its most stable year in 2015. Does the emergence of regulated bitcoin exchanges have something to do with it? Cameron Winklevoss, president and co-founder of Gemini, thinks it does.   As an officer for a regulated exchange, Winklevoss is not an unbiased observer. Nonetheless, Finance Magnate deemed […]

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5 January 2016

Headlines Pennsylvania State Law’s Take on Bitcoin DelayedA number of hearings in the Pennsylvania state legislature to look into virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and their feasibility to be included in the “money transmitters” section of state law, has been cancelled due to budgetary issues, state representative Adam Harris revealed. Republican and state representative Adam Harris […]

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4 January 2016

Headlines 4 Trends That Will Shape Bitcoin Regulation in 2016After an eventful 2015 for bitcoin and the blockchain, what’s in store on the regulatory and enforcement front in 2016? Is It Right Time to Buy Bitcoins?Key Highlights Bitcoin price is forming a critical breakout structure on the 2-hours chart (data feed from HitBTC) in the […]

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3 January 2016

Headlines How ’70s Cryptography Could Improve Bitcoin in 2016 and BeyondSecurity and privacy researcher Kristov Atlas discusses how cryptography research from the 1970s could help bitcoin addresses become user-friendly. Mainstream Media’s Take: Strong Momentum For Bitcoin And Blockchain In 2016The final week of 2015 brought exciting indicators for bitcoin and the blockchain heading into 2016. […]

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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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