30 April 2016

Headlines Russia’s NDS Uses Blockchain For E-Proxy VotingRecently the Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NDS), an organization that provides settlement and depository services, began testing blockchain technology as a potential solution for a corporate e-proxy voting system. The results will not shock you but the origin of praise for the system just might. NDS began looking into […]

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29 April 2016

Headlines Isle of Man Regulator Seeks Rule Change to Ease Bitcoin GamblingThe government of the Isle of Man is looking to plug a gap in its gambling regulatory structure as it relates to bitcoin and digital currencies. What does Western Union Want With Digital Currency Group?Bitcoin has often been referred to as the disruption of […]

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28 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Retreats Below $440 as Price Support WeakensBitcoin prices dropped below $450 late yesterday and then continued to fall below $440 as of press time. Vitalik Buterin Pitches Hyperledger Project on Ethereum IntegrationEthereum inventor Vitalik Buterin addressed the Hyperledger blockchain project technical steering committee earlier today. BTC-e Exchange Adds Dash And Ethereum Bitcoin Trading […]

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27 April 2016

Headlines UK Government Could Track Student Loans and Grants with BlockchainThe UK government is looking at the use of blockchains to track student loans and public grants. Bitcoin Price Watch; Downside Profit PositionFor the second of today’s bitcoin price watch analyses, we are going to kick things off with a chart. The chart below shows […]

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26 April 2016

Headlines How Barclays Used R3’s Tech to Build a Smart Contracts PrototypeCoinDesk goes inside Barclays’ latest distributed ledger trial, showcasing how it is digitizing smart contract templates on R3’s new ledger Corda. Bitcoin Price Watch; Scalps on this EveningIn this morning’s bitcoin price watch piece focusing on today’s session, we noted that as a result of action […]

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25 April 2016

Headlines Yale Lecturer Highlights Blockchain Transparency after Panama PapersWith the recent release of the “Panama Papers,” the activity of the law firm Mossack Fonseca came into the public view in a bold way. In a recent PBS Op-Ed Yale University lecturer Vikram Mansharamani discusses the Papers and the what the future of privacy may look like. […]

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24 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Testing $450 From AboveBitcoin price pushed above $450 and 2900 CNY overnight and at the time of writing is retesting a resistance level it pushed through to make the new high. 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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23 April 2016

Headlines Russia Hold Crypto Conference Regarding Bitcoin ChallengesThe situation of Bitcoin in Russia will remain fickle for the time being as the local government appears to have trouble making up its mind regarding cryptocurrency in general. Despite trying to take strong legal action against Bitcoin usage, there are now Russian parliament members for holding a […]

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22 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Breaks $450 as Global Markets Turn PositiveThe price of bitcoin broke past $450 this week, as markets rallied in response to perceived progress surrounding the network’s block capacity dilemma. Republic of Georgia to Develop Blockchain Land RegistryBitcoin mining company BitFury has inked a deal with the Georgian government to develop a system […]

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21 April 2016

Headlines 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 Index struck $440 at 16:00 yesterday, April 20 and has remained to hover over the figure ever since. At the time of publishing, the price […]

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20 April 2016

Headlines Opinion: TransferWise CEO Displays Ignorance On BitcoinMost bitcoin enthusiasts will have read the recent comments made by TransferWise CEO Taavet Hinrikus. According to him, Bitcoin is “dead, and the experiment is over”. Quite a strange statement, considering Bitcoin has been trucking along despite all of the adversity faced so far. Is this another case […]

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19 April 2016

Headlines IBM Joins Consensus 2016 As Exclusive Four Block SponsorIBM is officially joining Consensus 2016 as the conference’s exclusive Four Block sponsor. Once-Hyped UK Digital Currency Hullcoin Hijacked By Chinese ScammersA group of Chinese investors has reportedly been defrauded after being pitched on a cryptocurrency launched in 2014 by a local UK government body. Successful […]

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18 April 2016

Headlines Collaboration and Consensus Are Essential to Harnessing BlockchainMichael Bodson, president & CEO of the DTCC, writes about the need for collaboration as blockchain sees further testing and development. Exposed Database Linked To Bitcoin Casino Account TheftsCoinroll, a bitcoin casino, noted on its website that some customers reported their funds were stolen. A security researcher […]

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17 April 2016

Headlines Is Igot Going the Mt Gox Way?The landscape of the Bitcoin industry is changing rapidly. Bitcoin companies that made a name in the early days are either shut down or falling into pieces due to various factors. Mismanagement tops the list of factors responsible for the downfall. The first taste of things to come […]

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16 April 2016

Headlines Who Will Pay for Turing-Complete Smart Contracts?Who needs turing complete smart contracts? The answer, says Counterparty community director Chris DeRose, may very well turn out to be “No one”. The 9 Mistakes I Made When Bringing Blockchain to My StartupIn this opinion piece, entrepreneur John Rampton recalls the lessons he learned when trying to […]

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15 April 2016

Headlines OpenBazaar Leads Nominations for 2016 Blockchain AwardsCoin Center and Blockchain have announced the finalists for the 2016 Blockchain Awards, to be held at Consensus 2016. Bitcoin Core Dev Jeff Garzik Sounds Off On Block Size Challenges, Offers His InsightJeff Garzik, a bitcoin code veteran, offered some insight into his purpose for launching Bloq a […]

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14 April 2016

Headlines Multi-currency Wallet BIT.AC Allows Instant Cryptocurrency ExchangesBIT.AC, a London-based crypto wallet, has a built-in exchange and accommodates 14 different cryptocurrencies. The wallet allows users to instantly convert from one cryptocurrency to another. Currencies include bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Peercoin, Dash, Monero, Factom, Dogecoin, Vericoin, Namecoin, Clam Project and Vertcoin. Users can send cryptocurrency over email […]

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13 April 2016

Headlines Airbnb Hires Developers behind Bitcoin Service ChangeTipHome-rental and accommodations giant Airbnb has “acqui-hired” a number of engineers from the development team at ChangeCoin, the startup behind popular bitcoin micropayments service ChangeTip. An undisclosed number of employees at ChangeCoin, the company behind bitcoin tipping service ChangeTip, have been hired by home-rental startup Airbnb. The deal […]

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12 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Live Upside Trade!In the first of today’s bitcoin price watch analyses, published this morning, we noted that the levels we were watching – i.e. those that would define the range for today’s morning session, had widened a little, and that as a result, we were able to bring our intrarange strategy […]

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11 April 2016

Headlines Blockchain Startup Stratumn Makes Inroads in FranceParis-based Stratumn, a blockchain developer platform that provides enterprise-grade tools for developers to leverage the features of public and permissioned blockchains into their applications has raised €600,000 in seed funding recently. The funding is a first of its kind for a blockchain startup in France. In a round […]

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10 April 2016

Headlines Ignoring Bitcoin Could Harm Bank RevenuesThese days, there is a lot of debate on whether or not banks should collaborate with Fintech and Bitcoin players to bring more innovation to the financial sector. Resisting this seemingly inevitable shift will cost several billion AUD in revenues for Australian banks, according to a recent report. Also […]

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9 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin and the Rise of the CypherpunksCoinDesk contributor Jameson Lopp traces the history of the cypherpunks, the band of innovators whose beliefs helped inspire the bitcoin movement. China’s “Panama” Censorship & The Implications For Encryption, BitcoinThe Panama Papers will have political and social fallout for months and years to come, much like the Libor […]

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8 April 2016

Headlines Wall Street Firms Complete Successful Blockchain TestSeven Wall Street firms including four global banks have announced the successful testing of blockchain technology used for credit default swaps’ trading process in post-trade lifecycle events, a market wherein outstanding contracts amount to in the trillions of dollars. In a new initiative that further underlines the financial […]

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7 April 2016

Headlines BitBay Offers Ethereum Trading Against Fiat And BitcoinBitBay is on a mission to bring not only Bitcoin, but also Ethereum trading to Poland. Thanks to a variety of trading markets, users can trade ETH against PLN, Bitcoin, EUR, and US Dollar. All in all, this seems to be very positive news for Ethereum, as […]

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6 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Slow BoatingBitcoin price printed a mediocre move during this week’s first two days of trading by reaching above $420 (Bitstamp). The move now looks to be keeling over, and we should see a small sell-off to local support. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis […]

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5 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 04/05/2016 – Low Volatility So Far…Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is still on an uptrend but it is in a slow crawl these days. Support at the bottom of the channel held and price is treading close to the mid-channel area of interest, which appears to be holding as resistance […]

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4 April 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Bullish Start to the Week?At the close of the week on Friday, we noted that we often see a big move during the weekend, and that this move more often than not comes on a Sunday. As things turned out, we did get a decent move, but it came late Friday […]

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3 April 2016

Headlines Why Financial Incumbents Need to Be Brave on BlockhainMarkit VP and blockchain leader Jeffrey Billingham examines the challenge of building a long-term framework for the technology in financial services. Blockchain CEO’s Business Advice on Bitcoin StartupsThreading the waters as a Bitcoin startup is far from an easy task, as there are many different pitfalls […]

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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. The Mainstream Media Thinks Ethereum & Bitcoin Are CompetitorsMainstream media outlets are beginning to advance the idea that Ethereum and Bitcoin are traditional competitors. This notion […]

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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. How Kialara Uses Physical Bitcoins to Explore the Value of ArtThe Kialara has fast become one of bitcoin’s key collectibles, but it also raises questions […]

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