29 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Gearing up for a big move…In this morning’s bitcoin price watch article, we discussed the potential for some volatility throughout today’s session. Bitcoin had a pretty up and down week last week, and while the action was conducive to our intraday strategy, it made for uncertainty as we headed in to […]

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28 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Taxis Soon to Become a Norm around the WorldTourism is one of the largest industries in the world. It was stated to be worth over $7.6 trillion in 2014. Increased purchasing power combined with cheaper air travel has shrunk geographical boundaries. While travel becomes cheaper, more and more people now prefer to go […]

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27 February 2016

Headlines European Parliament Proposes a Task Force for Virtual Currencies, Citing Opportunity and ChallengesThe European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) issued a motion for a European Parliament resolution on virtual currencies that covers numerous regulatory proposals. The motion summarizes the risks and opportunities of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and virtual currencies. It […]

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26 February 2016

Headlines ChangeTip Launches ‘Decentralised’ Wallet in Bid for New Bitcoin UsersSocial tipping service ChangeTip has announced a new “decentralised” wallet service, citing demand from the bitcoin community. Report: Backup Software Firm Acronis Will Use Blockchain TechnologyBackup and recovery solutions technology company Acronis, the developer of popular software for consumers and businesses alike, is looking to […]

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25 February 2016

Headlines Bitt Launches the Blockchain Barbadian Digital DollarBarbados-based fintech firm Bitt Inc. has launched the Barbadian Digital Dollar, the Caribbean’s first blockchain-based digital money this week as a means to bring solutions to the unbanked in the region. In a marked effort to provide financial and banking solutions to its home country, Barbadian fintech company […]

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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 CFTC Hearing Explores Role of Regulators in Blockchain FutureA meeting of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee discussed how blockchain could reshape the derivatives market. BTC Price Tech Analysis for 23/02/2016 – Bullish Pennant Forming?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights As mentioned in previous posts, bitcoin price already broke below the top of a […]

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22 February 2016

Headlines Chainalysis & Europol Join Hands Take On Bitcoin Money LaunderingBitcoin is, in the public perception, a traditional form of finance that eludes governments and law enforcement all over the world. Media outlets tend to call the digital currency “impossible to trace”, even though all transactions are publicly listed on the blockchain in real-time. To […]

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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 This Proposal Could Reshape Europe’s Cryptocurrency PoliciesWhy an overlooked aspect of recent European Commission proposal concerning the regulation of cryptocurrencies may have far-reaching consequences. 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 […]

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19 February 2016

Headlines Insolvency Claims over VOX Holdings Draws Quick Response from UpholdA recent Reddit posting claiming that Uphold, a platform that provides various financial services and encourages fintech innovation, was heading to insolvency because of its VOX holdings drew a quick response from Uphold that caused the critic to recant. The Reddit post a few days […]

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18 February 2016

Headlines Digital Asset Holdings Non-Exclusive Blockchain Deal & BroadridgeDigital Asset Holdings is one of those companies who keep making media headlines these days. The blockchain startup, led by Blythe Masters, has recently signed a strategic business deal with Accenture. As a result of this collaboration, Digital Asset Holdings will gain additional resources and expertise while […]

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17 February 2016

Headlines Should All Ecommerce Sites Accept Bitcoins?Despite major investments by financial giants, and the latest hype around blockchains, for many the world of bitcoins are still notorious with the darker sides of the internet. Namely drug dealing and terrorism, or are simply thought to be the stuff of sci-fi fantasies. Recently, the financial industry has […]

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16 February 2016

Headlines Are Private Blockchains Good Enough?Cross border payment processor Earthport is the latest established company to throw its weight behind the adoption of blockchain technology for banks and other orthodox financial service providers. The company is driving this with the message, “you do not have to endure the risk of working with a start-up to […]

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15 February 2016

Headlines Australian Regulator: Banks Didn’t Collude Over Bitcoin Account ClosuresThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that Australian banks did not collude in blocking services for bitcoin firms. Global Economic Outlook: So Long, And Thanks For The Rates HikeThe chorus of market crash predictions grows ever louder. The Fed pauses its funds rate hike […]

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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. The Hard Fork From A Legal PerspectiveIn a blog post by Daniel Friedberg, principal of the law firm Riddel Willams PS in Seattle, some of the legal […]

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12 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Keeping Things SimpleAfter what started off as a promising week in the bitcoin price and our intraday strategy, but as the week went on things got a little choppy. We slated two technical charting patterns that have a decent rate of success – the head and shoulders pattern on Wednesday and […]

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11 February 2016

Headlines The Bitcoin Round Table States its Case for CoreThe bitcoin block size debate is one that has raged for a considerable amount of time now, and it looks set to continue further. Just yesterday, prominent bitcoin exchange Coinbase revealed it would be running Bitcoin Classic nodes. The announcement was met with a mixed response, […]

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10 February 2016

Headlines NADEX Halts Bitcoin Contracts; Cites Price Feed UnavailabilityOn February 9, 2015 north American Derivatives Exchange, Inc. (NADEX) published a notice concerning its bitcoin contracts. The company detailed a halt in trading of its daily and weekly bitcoin binary contracts, based on the so called unavailability of the price index that underlies the contracts – […]

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9 February 2016

Headlines Leak: Valve Is Bringing Bitcoin Payments to Steam New translation strings in Steam’s Translation Server – a project to localize Steam in 26 languages –  suggest that game developer and digital distributor Valve will soon begin to offer bitcoin as a payment option to the world’s biggest PC gaming distributor and store, Steam. A leaked string […]

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8 February 2016

Headlines Inside Earthport’s Bid to Push Banks Past Blockchain R&DCoinDesk looks at how Earthport is adding blockchain technology to existing product lines through its Distributed Ledger Payments Hub. Five UK Fund Giants Partner up to Join the Blockchain BandwagonIn a recurring theme to confirm the financial industry’s collective fawning of blockchain technology – the distributed […]

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7 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Buyers StrugglingKey Highlights Bitcoin price failed to gain pace this past week, and it remains at a risk of a major break if sellers gain control. There is a monster trend line and support area on the daily chart with the data feed from HitBTC, which we highlighted this […]

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6 February 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price: Again, There And Back AgainBitcoin price has been declining all day. The failure to continue higher turns our attention back down in the chart. 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 […]

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5 February 2016

Headlines In Defense of Bitcoin Transaction FeesBitcoin does not need to scale. While Satoshi Nakamoto might have arbitrarily designed a 1MB  block size into the Bitcoin protocol with little explanation, many industry people forget that, just because that amount was arbitrary, does not mean the protocol must scale now or ever. The people who feel […]

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4 February 2016

Headlines Beyond Regulation: Why Bitcoin’s Pressing Problem is Civil LawBerger Singerman LLP counsel Andrew Hinkes discusses bitcoin’s lack of precedent in common law and the problems it may create for users. Polish Programmer Claims He Is Not Satoshi NakamotoThe latest individual, or in this case, pair of individuals suspected of being Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, […]

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3 February 2016

Headlines Euroclear Sees Seven Steps to Bring Blockchain to Capital MarketsPost-trade settlement specialist Euroclear has released a new report on how blockchain tech can be adapted for capital markets. Bitcoin Price Analysis for 03/02/2016 – Complex Head & Shoulders?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price has been unable to gain much traction on its previous long-term […]

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2 February 2016

Headlines 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 digital currency called MUFG coin. MUFG began the trial for its own virtual currency MUFG coin last fall and the smartphone application prototype that goes in tandem with […]

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1 February 2016

Headlines Liberty Reserve Level of Money Laundering Is Not PossibleThe concept of digital currency was well-known way before Bitcoin and consorts staked their claim. One of the most notorious digital currencies in history is Liberty Reserve, which ultimately failed because it was still centralized. Furthermore, the founder of Liberty Reserve pleaded guilty to money laundering […]

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