29 February 2016

Headlines Korea’s Securities Exchange Developing Blockchain Trading SystemThe Korea Exchange, South Korea’s lone securities exchange, is reportedly moving to create an over-the-counter trading platform using blockchain. Bitcoin Price Watch; In For A Volatile WeekLast week was a pretty good week for our intraday, bitcoin price strategy. We managed to get in and out of some […]

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28 February 2016

Headlines Kryptokit Launches Jaxx Bitcoin And Ethereum Wallet For Android TabletsKryptokit, a browser extension that functions as a bitcoin wallet and encrypted messenger, has launched Jaxx, a unified platform that provides wallet services for bitcoin and Ethereum users, according to Nasdaq. Anthony Di Iorio, chief digital officer of the Toronto Stock Exchange, founder of Decentral and […]

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27 February 2016

Headlines Are Bitcoin Businesses Targets for Online Extortion?Planning on entering the Bitcoin space? You might want to learn some DDoS mitigation techniques before diving in… DDoS attacks against Bitcoin-related websites have resulted in numerous Bitcoin ransoms in recent weeks. At least four bitcoin exchanges and four Bitcoin news websites have came under rudimentary attacks in […]

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26 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Let’s Get Some Upside!Yesterday afternoon we noted that action in the bitcoin price seemed to have tightened up, and that as a result, we were going to tighten up the ranges we were trading (alongside our risk management and target parameters) to accommodate these conditions. The hope was, that by tightening […]

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25 February 2016

Headlines Payments Players Move on Blockchain Tech in Industry Shake-UpIncumbent payment companies are becoming the latest firms to attempt to catch the blockchain bandwagon. US CFTC Advisor Chou Calls Blockchain Without Bitcoin Efforts MisguidedPaul Chou, CEO of LedgerX and the bitcoin advisor to the U.S. Commodities and Future Trading Commission (CFTC), says companies trying to […]

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24 February 2016

Headlines Safe Cash Payments Claims 25,000 Transactions a Second With Blockchain TechSafe Cash, a blockchain-based cash payment service, claims it can handle 25,000 transactions per second – more than 3,000 times as many as the bitcoin network – bringing cash into the electronic ecosystem. Safe Cash is an end-to-end secure payment platform giving banks, businesses […]

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23 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On TonightBefore we get started on this evening’s analysis, there are two things worth pointing out from this morning’s publication. The first, that we remain well within the range we slated, which likely means that we’ve seen the end of last’s night’s decline, at least temporarily. Second, that we […]

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22 February 2016

Headlines Inspiration For The Blockchain In a U.S. Election Year: The ‘Trumpchain’Tired of the establishment blockchain calling the shots? Looking for new blood that will make the blockchain great again? Fear not! Donald Trump will make the blockchain great again. Take it from Trumpchain.   It takes a U.S. election to bring out the easy […]

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21 February 2016

Headlines Tony Robbins : Governments Can’t Control BitcoinMoney is the driving force of life in today’s world. Those who do not agree and say money can’t buy everything, it is time for them to revisit the age-old psychological theory established by Abraham Maslow. The Maslow’s pyramid, also known as Maslow’s hierarchy shows the fundamental needs […]

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20 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Crosses $440; $500 Imminent?Since the beginning of the current year, the bitcoin price has seen some ups and downs, but overall, the price has been climbing up. 2016 is said to be the year where the bitcoin price is supposed to climb to new highs, and it seems that all is going according to […]

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19 February 2016

Headlines The Top Bitcoin Wallets and Debit CardsWith Cash in the bank earning a negative rate of return it does make sense to store some of your wealth in BTC – even if it is very volatile. When you first get into bitcoin there are a whole host of products out there and it can […]

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18 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Mining Firm Butterfly Labs Settles with FTC Over Customer Deception ChargesThe US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that bitcoin mining hardware company Butterfly Labs and two of its operators have agreed to settle charges that pointed to the company deceiving customers. The FTC revealed today that bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Butterfly Labs […]

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17 February 2016

Headlines Dubai Government Backs Expansive Blockchain Research EffortA new organization has formed in the United Arab Emirates focused on blockchain technology applications. Researchers Argue Radical Redesigns Needed to Scale Decentralized BlockchainsA new paper suggests bitcoin will need a major redesign to scale into a mainstream payment network. Bitcoin Price Analysis 17/02/2016 -Testing Triangle ResistanceBitcoin Price […]

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16 February 2016

Headlines Gemalto Sees Two Waves of Blockchain Adoption FormingGemalto discusses its recent partnership with Symbiont, what it calls its “first step” in engaging in business opportunities in the blockchain space. 7 Asian Banks Investigating Bitcoin and Blockchain TechCoinDesk looks at activity from Asia’s biggest banks in the bitcoin and blockchain space. China Central Bank Chief […]

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15 February 2016

Headlines UN Paper Claims Bitcoin Solutions for Developing Countries Could Be Interpreted as Neo-ColonialismCan bitcoin build remittance systems that will lift the unbanked out of poverty in developing countries? Will the blockchain deliver the infrastructure to provide property rights and financial inclusion to the disenfranchised? These questions draw diverse opinions among cryptocurrency observers and economic […]

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14 February 2016

Headlines Royal Bank of Canada Expands Blockchain Testing Beyond LoyaltyRoyal Bank of Canada’s innovation lead discusses why the bank believes blockchain isn’t overhyped, even given all the recent hype. Hedge Funds, Blockchain and the Move Toward a More Efficient MarketDespite its open-source origins, blockchain tech could end up being fenced in by greedy institutions, says […]

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13 February 2016

Headlines European Union Leaders Seek Greater Oversight of Bitcoin ActivityA group of European heads of state are pushing for greater oversight of digital currency activity in the European Union. Approximate Hardware Design and Bigger Bitcoin Mining ProfitsMining a block is difficult. The SHA-256 hash of the block header must be less than/equal to the target […]

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12 February 2016

Headlines One of South Korea’s Biggest Banks is Developing Blockchain RemittancesSouth Korea’s KB Kookmin Bank is developing a blockchain remittance solution with the aim of ushering in “safer and faster” foreign exchange services. Why Bitcoin Governance is a Competition (And That’s a Good Thing)Former Bitcoin Foundation global counsel Jim Harper discusses the challenges of applying […]

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11 February 2016

Headlines Stock Market Giant Deutsche Börse Working on Blockchain PrototypesGerman stock market operator Deutsche Börse discusses its blockchain strategy and interest in industry startups. Decentral to Sell Bitcoin in Retail Stores Across CanadaCanadian decentralized technologies hub Decentral will soon enable citizens across Canada to easily purchase bitcoin, the innovation hub revealed in an announcement today. […]

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10 February 2016

Headlines Have We Reached Peak Blockchain Hype?A number of sceptical voices are calling out the blockchain space and the media for over-hyping the potential of distributed ledgers. Are they right? AutoPartsWay Becomes First Auto Parts E-Retailer To Accept BitcoinAutoPartsWay, a New York, N.Y.-based auto parts e-commerce retailer serving the U.S. and Canada, has become the […]

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9 February 2016

Headlines Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Blockchain Project Reveals Code Proposals & New MembersThe Hyperledger Project, an open-source blockchain working group overseen by the Linux Foundation has announced several new updates in a press release today. They include the announcement of 30 founding members, code proposals from several participating companies, a new technical committee to oversee the […]

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8 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Lender Loanbase Breach Sees Atleast 8 Stolen BTCBitcoin lending platform Loanbase — formerly BitLendingClub — was the target of a recent security breach that saw a small number compromised user accounts lose at least 8 bitcoins. In an email sent to its customers yesterday, Loanbase revealed that it had discovered a security breach that […]

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7 February 2016

Headlines FinTech Startup PocoPay Mixes Bitcoin Elements With Legacy SystemSeveral companies in the FinTech sector are looking to bring financial services to mobile users, and some of them even take a page out of Bitcoin’s book to achieve that goal. Pocopay is a mobile financial services provider targeting the European market, although the company is […]

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6 February 2016

Headlines How To Use Bitcoin For UberUber and Bitcoin are among the most groundbreaking technologies currently on the market. Uber, part of the so-called sharing economy, has created jobs and helped people arrive at their destination safely. The company has grown, attracting the attention of governments worldwide. The issue for Uber circles on the fact […]

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5 February 2016

Headlines Alaskan ‘Judge’ Wants Pope Francis to Endorse the BlockchainAn Alaskan conservative commentator and self-styled judge has called for the world to embrace blockchain technology. $7.6 Billion P2P Lending Scam Flames Out In ChinaAccording to authorities in China, a peer-to-peer lending company Ezubao defrauded investors of more than $7.6 billion, using the funds on gifts […]

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4 February 2016

Headlines Chilean Bitcoin Exchange SurBTC Raises $300kSurBTC has raised a further $300,000 in seed funding to develop a bitcoin exchange for the Chilean market. Polish Programmer Claims He Is Not Satoshi NakamotoThe latest individual, or in this case, pair of individuals suspected of being Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has denied accusations. Pawel Pszona, a Polish […]

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3 February 2016

Headlines European Commission Seeks to End Anonymity of Bitcoin TransfersIn a sweeping effort to present an action plan to combat and curb terrorism financing, the European Commission is looking ascertain more information from virtual currency service providers in Europe. The services under the scanner include exchanges and wallets. The European Commission – the executive arm […]

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2 February 2016

Headlines BNY Exec: Lack of Industry Standards Hurting Blockchain TechBNY Mellon’s Saket Sharma discusses why he believes the pursuit of industry standards is key to broader blockchain tech adoption. Japanese Banking Giant Reveals Plans for a Digital CurrencyBank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG), the largest bank in Japan, has revealed that it is developing its own […]

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1 February 2016

Headlines What Does The Future Look Like Without Cash?Bloomberg’s Editorial Board has published a piece putting the entire idea of how we use cash as a society under a microscope. While cash has undoubtedly had a moment for a few thousand years, Bloomberg’s editorial piece speculates on why cash has become somewhat passe and the […]

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