30 April 2016

Headlines Consensus 2016 Hackathon Pushes Blockchain Beyond FinanceThe first day of the Consensus 2016 Hackathon saw over twenty blockchain entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and concepts to a wide array of developers. Plug Pulled On Keza App Allowing Bitcoin Investing In StocksThe Keza app, an IOS app which allowed users to invest in bitcoin stocks and […]

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29 April 2016

Headlines Coinbase Enables Instant Bitcoin Purchase via US Debit CardsBitcoin exchange Coinbase has announced that it now enabled instant purchase of bitcoin via debit cards. The feature is available to all users in the United States. Coinbase users in the United States will, like their European counterparts, have the means to instantly buy bitcoin with […]

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28 April 2016

Headlines Russia’s Sole Central Securities Depository Trials Blockchain VotingRussia’s sole central securities depository has announced it has tested a blockchain-based voting system. Bitcoin Price Watch; Tonight’s Asian SessionThe European session is drawing to a close, and it’s heading into lunch time in the US. As usual, this means it’s time for the second of our […]

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27 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Intrarange and BreakoutIt’s that time of day again – the time for the first of our twice-daily bitcoin price watch analyses. Action overnight – as we will discuss shortly – was pretty flat, and we didn’t manage to get on the right end of any sustained movement. We did get into […]

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26 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On TodayIn last night’s bitcoin price watch analysis piece, we highlighted a range that was quite a lot wider than those we have looked at across the last few weeks. This was in response to the volatility we saw over the weekend, and the opportunity this afforded us for an intra-range […]

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25 April 2016

Headlines Bitstamp Could Face ‘Bumpy’ Road in Europe Despite New LicenseMarket observers weigh in on the news bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has secured what could be a key licensing in Luxembourg. ECB Paper: Distributed Ledgers Likely to Bring ‘Gradual’ ChangeThe European Central Bank has published a working paper on blockchain tech, examining its potential role in […]

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24 April 2016

Headlines Blockchain Disruption Will Affect Every Aspect of Daily LifeDistributed ledger aficionados have been telling people this for quite some time now, but the blockchain will have an impact on various aspects of life. After all, this technology is the biggest innovation in computer science, and despite facing a lot of opposition, there are plenty […]

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23 April 2016

Headlines Born In Academia, Custos’ Novel Blockchain Application Fights Movie PiracyCustos Media Technologies, a Stellenbosch, South Africa-based company that uses the blockchain to fight media piracy, marks one of the more unusual but interesting commercial applications of bitcoin. A pair of academics, G-J van Rooyen and Dr. Herman Engelbrecht, came up with the idea after […]

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22 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Exchanges “Seriously Considering” Funding a Competitor – Gavin AndresenGavin Andresen, Chief Scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation and Lead Developer of Bitcoin until 2014, held an extensive Q&A session with the Chinese bitcoin community yesterday. Answering a range of questions from a diverse array of topics, the session focused on the most pressing issue […]

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21 April 2016

Headlines Why Regulation is Pushing Bank of Ireland Toward BlockchainStephen Moran, innovation manager for the Bank of Ireland, discusses the bank’s recent work with blockchain technology. Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Touches $444, a 100-day HighBitcoin price has made gains over the past few days to set a new 3-month high of $443.69 today. The Bitstamp Price […]

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20 April 2016

Headlines Payments Firm Qiwi Wants to Launch Russia’s R3CEVRussian payments provider Qiwi has revealed it wants to launch a domestic blockchain consortium. Digital Assets Holding Acquires Swiss Blockchain StartupDigital Asset Holdings keeps making a name for itself and expanding their reach all over the world. Now that they have acquired Elevence Digital Finance, the future […]

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19 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: Looking Bullish But Bias BearishBitcoin price continued sideways today in low volume trade that is looking more and more likely to turn to decline. 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 […]

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18 April 2016

Headlines Korean Financial Firm Joins Blockchain Group R3Hana Financial Group, a large bank holding company that specializes in a multitude of financial services including banking has now joined the financial blockchain consortium led by R3. Global private blockchain consortium R3 sees its first Korean financial institution join its ranks with the inclusion of South Korea’s […]

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17 April 2016

Headlines India’s Central Bank Head: Central Banks Are Doing More Harm Than GoodRaghuram Rajan, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, questions the unconventional monetary policies central banks are pursuing and claims that pushing down interest rates results in people saving rather than spending. Rajan’s views echo those who criticize central bank policies, which have […]

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16 April 2016

Headlines South African Startup to Fight Movie Piracy Using BitcoinBitcoin and digital currency offer many different use cases, although a lot of them still have to be discovered and explored. Custos Media Technologies is looking at Bitcoin as a way to combat piracy, especially in the film industry. Also read: Bitcoin Price Watch; One, Two […]

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15 April 2016

Headlines DTCC CEO: Blockchain a Once-In-A-Generation OpportunityWall Street’s clearing and settlement house, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has, in recent times, increasingly made rapid strides in blockchain research and investment into the innovation. Blockchain technology is fast being touted as the oncoming evolutionary leap to boost the financial industry. Stock exchanges like the […]

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14 April 2016

Headlines 10 Stock and Commodities Exchanges Investigating Blockchain TechCoinDesk looks at the ten major stock and commodities exchanges working on blockchain projects and proofs-of-concept. Bitcoin Price Battle Near ResistanceBitcoin price kept within its corrective range around $425 Bitstamp today. As has become the daily pattern during 2016, the bulls and bears are fighting for dominance […]

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13 April 2016

Headlines San Francisco Fed Chief: Digital Currencies Could Make Crime ‘Easier’The president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco gave a speech on financial technology earlier this week. Regulators: Federal Preemption of State Blockchain Laws UnlikelyThe FDIC and three state-level regulators discussed blockchain technology at a panel today centered on the future […]

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12 April 2016

Headlines MMM Global Closes Republic of Bitcoin, an Alleged Ponzi SchemeMMM Global has announced that it is closing its Republic of Bitcoin, a website promising up to 100% returns on donations. The company, called a “Ponzi” scheme by many, stated in a blog that the Republic of Bitcoin was an experiment that has failed. The […]

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11 April 2016

Headlines Ripple Hires SWIFT Board Member to Take Over Global AccountsRipple has hired SWIFT board member Marcus Treacher as its global head of strategic accounts. MUFG Building Blockchain Proof-of-Concept for Promissory NotesBlockchain startup Chain has inked a new deal with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG). Narendra Modi’s Clean India Mission Gets a Bitcoin MakeoverThe concept […]

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10 April 2016

Headlines Amit Kumar Feels Bitcoin Plays a Role in Terrorism FundingThe topic of the involvement of Bitcoin in terrorism funding has been kicked around a few times in the past, but it looks like there is no end in sight. Amit Kumar, a US-based terror expert, feels it is vital to disrupting terrorism financing, references […]

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9 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Shapeshift Server Breach Leads To Down TimeIn yet another attack on an online cryptocurrency exchange, Shapeshift.io went down for a couple days while they dealt with some malicious intrusion into their server, assessing the damage and keeping their customer base aware of the status the entire time. Within a day of knowing […]

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8 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s on for the WeekendIt’s that time of the week again – the Friday close. We’ve had a pretty up and down week this week. The beginning of the week gave us some opportunities to get in according to the rules of our standard breakout strategy, and we drew a […]

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7 April 2016

Headlines Bitland Blockchain Initiative Seeks To Create Reliable Land Titles In AfricaA team of blockchain technology pioneers from Ghana, Denmark, and the U.S., has launched a blockchain initiative to establish usable land titles and free up trillions of dollars for infrastructure development in West Africa, according to Forbes. The Bitland initiative will educate the population about […]

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6 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Core Opens Doors to Outside Funding With Sponsorship ProgramBitcoin Core, the volunteer community that develops the open-source bitcoin software, has announced a new sponsorship program. Open-Source Giant Red Hat Revs Up “Openshift Blockchain”Red Hat, Inc,  one of the leading providers of open-source software to the enterprise community, has announced a new partnership initiative […]

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5 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Wallet Startup Now Extending Credit to UsersBitcoin startup BitPagos is now giving its wallet users access to credit lines in a bid to boost e-commerce spending. First Global Credit invites Competitors to vie for Four Live PrizesFirst Global Credit is a company that lets Bitcoin holders use their bitcoins has collateral to trade […]

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4 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Services Platform Bitwala Closes €800k in Seed Funding   Update 16:30 GMT:  Bitwala CEO Jörg von Minckwitz reached out to CCN and his comments about the seed-funding are included below. Netherlands-based Bitwala, a crypto-to-SEPA service that enables fiat-currency transfers toward settlements from users who pay in bitcoin has announced the closure of its first […]

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3 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: Two PathsBitcoin price printed another nondescript feeble advance, after failing to engage in decline. Analysis considers this year’s price action to-date and shows some wave counts of the market’s options. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and […]

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2 April 2016

Headlines Forget How Blockchain Works, Talk About What It DoesCoinDesk contributor Martin Hagelstrom talks about the word ‘blockchain’ and what the impact of this word means for the industry. Why Smart Contracts Need Shrewder PeopleIn this opinion piece, the challenges of blockchain-based smart contracts are explored. Bitcoin Price Up And DownBitcoin price climbed $6 in […]

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1 April 2016

Headlines SEC Chair: Agency ‘Actively Exploring’ Blockchain RegulationThe chair of the SEC last night spoke out publicly on the Federal regulatory agency’s current and future plans for potential blockchain controls. Citi Report: Blockchain is Bigger than BitcoinA lot of people have been saying how the blockchain is much bigger than Bitcoin itself, and they are […]

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