31 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis 03/31/2016 – Symmetrical Triangle IntactBitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is still consolidating on its higher time frames, moving inside a symmetrical triangle pattern on the daily and 4-hour chart. Price just bounced off the triangle support and might be ready for a test of resistance. Technical indicators are suggesting that […]

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30 March 2016

Headlines Microsoft Adds Ethereum to Windows Platform For Over 3 Million DevelopersMillions of Microsoft developers can now build decentralized applications using the Ethereum blockchain thanks to a collaboration with ConsenSys. Former Silk Road Member Arrested For Selling Drugs On Dark WebThe term dark web seems to come up fairly often these days, and in most […]

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29 March 2016

Headlines Is Bitcoin’s Civil War Over?It has been almost a year since the Great Bitcoin Debate, which unleashed Bitcoin’s civil war, was brought to public attention. Now, a year later, an unofficial truce seems to have been reached with bitcoin’s potential crypto competitors, such as Ethereum, and potential competition from numerous bank sponsored consortiums focusing […]

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28 March 2016

Headlines ASX Remains Committed to Blockchain Following CEO ExitSpeculation arose that Australian markets operator ASX (Australian Securities Exchange) could potentially review its investment and foray into embracing blockchain or distributed ledger technology for post-trade solutions, after the departure of CEO Elmer Funke Kupper. However, ASX executive chairman Rick Holliday-Smith has confirmed that the ASX is […]

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27 March 2016

Headlines The Viability of Bitcoin In A Full-Reserve Banking ScenarioBitcoin is often referred to as being many things, ranging from a commodity to currency, and even a solution to solving all of the financial trouble in unbanked and underbanked regions. But very few people believe Bitcoin has the potential to change reserve banking altogether, allowing […]

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26 March 2016

Headlines Brussels Terror Attacks Revive Terrorism-Crypto Connection, Fueling European Push To Control BitcoinThis week’s terror attacks in Brussels has caused French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to cite the darknet as a terrorist tool and call for measures to improve intelligence expertise in technologies terrorists use, according to a French ministry website. Because cryptocurrency is used for darknet transactions, efforts […]

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25 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Prices Steady As Subsidy Halving Inches CloserMarkets Weekly is a weekly column analyzing price movements in the global digital currency markets, and the technology’s use case as an asset class. Bitcoin Makes Brief Appearance In DeadpoolHollywood sets trends. What the stars wear, people generally begin wearing, perceiving it to be hip. It could […]

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24 March 2016

Headlines MIT Media Lab Director: How The Bitcoin Blockchain Can Unlock The Internet’s Full PotentialBrian Forde, MIT Media Lab’s director of digital currency, explained how bitcoin and the blockchain could transform the way the world does business during a podcast interview presented by Inc. Uncensored. A team of Inc. editors, led by Editor James Ledbetter, […]

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23 March 2016

Headlines German Tech Magazine Trials Employee Payroll with BitcoinT3n, a German tech magazine has revealed that it will allow its employees to gain a portion of their salary in bitcoin. German tech publication t3n, an outlet that publishes technology news in both print and online media has revealed that it has been conducting a trial […]

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22 March 2016

Headlines BitPay Core Coming Soon for Bitcoin Blockchain?BitPay introduced one potential fork of Bitcoin Core in a series of blog posts by CEO Stephen Pair. In the series, Pair describes an “adaptive block-size limit.” Pair expressed his belief on the Medium post’s that he believes Bitcoin does not need a fixed limit, though that would […]

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21 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Remains Most Popular Digital Currency on Dark WebDepartment of War Studies professors have published results of their deep dive into the Tor network. Bitcoin Remains The Sole True Use Case For Blockchain TechnologyIf you talk to a Bitcoiner – or what’s hipper is a blockchainer – you will undoubtedly hear a highly optimistic […]

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20 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: Slow Sunday TradeBitcoin price action has been slow during quiet Sunday trade. The bears continue preferring to place orders below price, rather than pro-actively trading the market. Upside is becoming strained but may continue grinding higher until more participation, on Monday, capitulates the bearish chart technicals. This analysis is provided by […]

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19 March 2016

Headlines Investing in Bitcoin: Smaller Funds Dominate, Institutional Investors Stay on the SidelinesFrom an investment perspective, bitcoin mainly exists in funds held by smaller investors as larger investors remain a bit wary, according to Reuters. Jeremy Millar, the founder and managing partner at Ledger Partners in London, estimated 50% to 90% of bitcoin’s total $6.4 […]

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18 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Prices Stable As Volatile Ethereum Draws Trader InterestBitcoin prices traded largely between $410 and $420 during the week as attention turned to volatility in the ether markets. Report: Two Venezuelan Men Arrested for Mining BitcoinAccording to a local report, two men in the city of Valencia, capital of the state of Carabobo, Venezuela […]

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17 March 2016

Headlines CoinDesk’s Smart Contracts Research Report Now AvailableCoinDesk’s latest research report takes on smart contracts, providing an overview of how today’s innovators are shaping this blockchain application. Tech Giant Hitachi to Study Blockchain in New R&D LabJapanese technology conglomerate Hitachi is set to open a financial technology research laboratory that will focus on blockchain applications. […]

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16 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 03/16/2016 – Right Shoulder Forming?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price has been stuck in a tight range lately, waiting for more directional clues from this week’s catalysts. Price is slowly grinding higher but is having difficulty breaking past the $415 area. If resistance continues to hold, bitcoin price could complete […]

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15 March 2016

Headlines United States Policy Makers Need An Education On Blockchain TechnologyUpdate: The headline and parts of the article have been edited to reflect that the US Congress consists of the Senate and House of Representatives together. It’s no secret that lobbyists and special interests groups can move mountains in the U.S. government, or any government […]

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14 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s on TodayWe are heading into a fresh weeks’ worth of trading in the bitcoin price, and with last week’s action giving us plenty to trade and discuss, we are hoping to get a similarly volatile market this time around. The underlying fundamentals certainly point to some indecision, but exactly […]

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13 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Sell Until This ChangeKey Points Bitcoin price managed to recover some ground this past week, but found resistance near a major level at $420. There is a bearish trend line formed on the 4-hours chart (data feed from Bitstamp), which acted as a barrier for the price. The price […]

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12 March 2016

Headlines Why Bitcoin’s Block Size Debate is a Proxy WarIn this opinion piece, IBM’s Martin Hagelstrom argues ‘bitcoin’s block size debate’ isn’t really about block size at all. Meet the Technical Minds Behind the Hyperledger Blockchain ProjectWho’s leading the Hyperledger blockchain project? CoinDesk profiles the 11 members of its Technical Steering Committee. Bitcoin Price Saturday […]

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11 March 2016

Headlines U.S. Congressman Seeks Blockchain Experts To Educate LawmakersBlockchain is gaining notice from at least one member of the U.S.Congress, according to TechTarget. U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., called on attendees at the DC Blockchain Summit in Washington, D.C. to educate lawmakers about the technology’s benefits so that lawmakers can address it in a way that […]

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10 March 2016

Headlines Bank of England Set to Launch its “Centralized” Bitcoin CloneThere is a growing interest in distributed ledger technology and digital currencies by central banks and other financial institutions all over the world. The Bank of England is looking to issue their very own digital currency – called RScoin – shortly, and has asked a team […]

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9 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Group Cancels IPO after ASX Raises Liquidity Concerns, Refunds InvestorsAfter its year(s)-long endeavor to be the world’s first publicly listed bitcoin miner, Australian bitcoin mining firm Bitcoin Group Ltd., has been forced to withdraw its IPO. The move comes after the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) sought the miner to make a fresh offer. […]

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8 March 2016

Headlines Mizuho Trials Blockchain for Cross-Border PaymentsMizuho has announced that it recently completed a test involving bitcoin that focused on cross-border securities settlement. Precious Metals Dealer JM Bullion Accepts BitcoinDallas-based precious metals dealer JM Bullion is now accepting bitcoin through bitcoin processor BitPay. Mizhou Bank Announces Blockchain Trial Success with Same-Day SettlementsIn an announcement today, […]

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7 March 2016

Headlines Bankers & Regulators Not Keen on Public Blockchain SolutionsRegulators, banks and private blockchain consortiums aren’t particularly enthused about a public blockchain or distributed ledger providing the platform for banking or financial services, going by the common sentiment at an industry conference in London today. While they don’t want to go the way of bitcoin […]

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6 March 2016

Headlines VC Greed Will Destroy Bitcoin From WithinThe Bitcoin industry has seen a big interest from VC’s all over the world in recent years, resulting in a lot of exciting blockchain projects to be in development.  However, VC’s are not the most patient people, as they want to establish a timeline to achieve a return on […]

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5 March 2016

Headlines Can Trust-Based Private Blockchains Be Trusted?Researcher Bob Wolinsky looks at the challenges facing permissioned blockchains, arguing they are unable to provide immutable records. Bitcoin Price Exceeds Downside TargetBitcoin price is extending below target as the ill-conceived Gav&MikeCoin hardfork looms. Not only is Gav a limited capacity coder, but Mike has run away – leaving […]

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4 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; A New Approach…For our final analysis of the week, we’re going to mix things up and make this evening’s trading a little more interesting. This morning we noted that the likely best approach was going to be an intrarange one, based on the sideways trading we’ve seen in the bitcoin price […]

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3 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin’s Capacity Issues No ‘Nightmare’, But Higher Fees May Be New RealityCoinDesk analyzes the recent decrease in transaction capacity on the bitcoin network and its affect on bitcoin users. Bitcoin Price Watch; Big Move Ahead?In this morning’s analysis, we highlighted the overnight decline we saw in the bitcoin price on Wednesday evening, and suggested […]

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2 March 2016

Headlines European Parliament Event Explores Coding Regulation into BlockchainA European Parliament event in Brussels today saw experts and regulators discuss the potential for encoding oversight into blockchain applications. New Fund Aims to Bring Bitcoin Mining Profits to High Net Worth InvestorsHigh net worth investors can now gain exposure to speculative bitcoin mining through what’s being […]

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1 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 03/01/2016 – Quick Bounce, More Gains?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is still moving inside its ascending channel illustrated in yesterday’s update, bouncing off support near the moving averages. Price is back in the middle of the channel and might be on its way to test the resistance at $445. […]

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