31 May 2016

Headlines Microsoft to Develop Identity Platform for Multiple BlockchainsMicrosoft has partnered with two startups to build an identity platform aimed to integrating with both the bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains. Bitcoin Price Hits $550, Pullback.Bitcoin price achieved $550 in the Bitstamp chart, today. With Bitfinex already having spiked to $570, it looks like price will now […]

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30 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Miner KnCMiner Declares BankruptcyKnCMiner, who recently won a lawsuit against complainants who had sued over late or failed delivery of one of the company’s previous iterations of bitcoin mining hardware (the Titan) , has filed bankruptcy ahead of July’s mining reward halving. The Swedish Bitcoin mining company’s CEO Sam Cole cited energy taxes […]

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29 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Soon to be Accepted at Online CasinosIn an effort to enhance the safety and security of payments processing options, online casinos are eyeing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Digital currencies have multiple advantages over traditional payments methods, and they have the added advantage of anonymity. The convenience and user-friendliness afforded to players by cryptocurrencies are […]

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28 May 2016

Headlines A Framework for IdentityIDEO coLAB member Dan Elitzer explores a framework for digital identity using blockchain and other technologies. Santander Uses Ripple Blockchain Tech for International PaymentsSantander has begun using an app for international payments using Ripple Labs’ blockchain technology, according to Ripple on its Ripple Insights website. The pilot app makes Santander the […]

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27 May 2016

Headlines PayPal Modular Payment System Will Support BitcoinPaypal has filed a patent for a modular payment system. Although it seems to indicate this will be a hardware device of some sort, there is also a mention of using a virtual currency wallet system. Every time a company files a patent for some new form of […]

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26 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 05/26/2016 – Short-Term SelloffBitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price had been moving above an ascending trend line on its 1-hour time frame. Price just made a downside break of support as risk aversion seems to be back in the financial markets. This could be an early signal of a pending […]

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25 May 2016

Headlines Goldman Sachs: Blockchain Tech Could Save Capital Markets $6 Billion a YearA new report from Goldman Sachs Investment Research projects blockchain technology could save billions across industries. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s on This EveningThe European session is drawing to a close, and the action we have seen today in the bitcoin rice has […]

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24 May 2016

Headlines Chinese Finance Giant Joins R3 Blockchain ConsortiumA major Chinese financial firm has inked a new partnership with startup R3CEV. BTC Price Tech Analysis for 05/24/2016 – Retracement Opportunity!Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price recently made a strong downside break, signaling that bears are taking control. Price is making a short-term pullback to the broken […]

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23 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This MorningIt’s Monday morning, and we are about to kick off a fresh session out of Europe. Action over the weekend – as is becoming the norm – gave us plenty to discuss, and we’ll be using some of the key levels to carry forward into today’s bitcoin […]

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22 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin and Ethereum Aren’t Going Head-On against Each Other!If you ask anyone about the top cryptocurrencies at the moment, the answer will definitely be Bitcoin and Ethereum, followed by Ripple, Litecoin, Dash and so on. Most of them will also say that Ethereum will kick Bitcoin’s butt in the near future, thanks to its […]

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21 May 2016

Headlines The Quick Death Of The Zero-Fee Bitcoin TransactionZero-fee transactions were the norm in 2011, the exception in 2012, increasingly rare since, and now finally gone. pic.twitter.com/jO9GPlGTiK — Arvind Narayanan (@random_walker) May 15, 2016 The increasing amounts of Bitcoin transactions have slowly led to an increase in Bitcoin fees as miners favor the transactions with […]

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20 May 2016

Headlines Landfills Are Filling Up With BitcoinThe Bitcoiners “FU” (shorthand for fuck up on the subrredit r/tifu) started six years ago when he was in college. As he states on the forum known as ‘Today I Fucked Up:’ Back then, “I had a hugely over-inflated sense of how intelligent I was. Rare for someone on […]

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19 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 05/19/2016 – Bears Trying HarderBitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is still stuck inside the ascending channel pattern on the 4-hour time frame and still hovering around support. Price has been consolidating above the $450 level for quite some time, as bears are trying to find more energy for […]

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18 May 2016

Headlines Judge Dismisses Mt Gox Class Action Lawsuit in CanadaAn effort to bring a class action lawsuit against defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has been dismissed in Canada. Bitcoin Price Watch; Live Trade!The Wednesday session is drawing to a close in Europe, and it’s time to take our second look at what the markets presented […]

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17 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange CEX.IO Sees over $40 Million in VISA & Mastercard DepositsEuropean bitcoin exchange CEX.IO has announced a milestone of over $40 million in fiat currency deposits via payment cards. The figure underlines users’ preference of purchasing bitcoins with credit and payment cards over other conventional methods. London-based CEX.IO has announced that it has […]

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16 May 2016

Headlines The Winklevoss Twins on the Future of Cryptos…Case of The “Has-Beens”?As founders of bitcoin and ether exchange Gemini, the Winklevoss Twins graced us with their presence on Fox Business. The interview was lackluster and so was their “vision.” Are these guys still relevant? Ok ok, we get it. You guys almost had your day […]

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15 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Getting Ready To MoveBitcoin price continued on Sunday as it had done on Saturday: quiet trade in a $4 range. Today’s price action seems to be coiling up for a larger move. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now […]

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14 May 2016

Headlines Silk Road 3.0 Is Back…Will It Last?With the re-emergence of the third iteration of Silk Road it appears that this iconic darknet market brand is here to stay. What is to be expected this time around?  A Brief History When the Silk Road first launched in February of 2011 it did so to little […]

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13 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s Our Weekend StrategySo that’s it – the end of the week. We’ve had some considerable up and down swings in the bitcoin price since Monday, and as we mentioned in the first of our twice daily bitcoin price watch pieces this morning, we’ve been able to get in and out […]

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12 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Today’s VolatilityIn yesterday’s price analysis, we discussed the levels that we would be focusing on for the evening session, noting that the range we were looking at was not all that different from the one we outlined in the earlier analysis. Volume was pretty weak, and while this can sometimes […]

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11 May 2016

Headlines Four Genuine Blockchain Use CasesFinancial institutions may have more limited ways to harness the technology than previously thought, one researcher argues. Former CFTC Official: Barack Obama ‘Should Heed the Call’ on BitcoinThe Obama administration should move quickly to embrace bitcoin and blockchain technology, a former government regulator has argued in a new op-ed. ASX […]

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10 May 2016

Headlines 10 Quotes That Defined Consensus 2016Speakers from all over the world stole the show at the Consensus 2016 blockchain conference last week. Here are 10 quotes that defined the show. NATO Innovation Contest Seeks Military Blockchain ApplicationsNATO is on the lookout for military-grade blockchain proposals in a technology innovation contest. Bitcoin Price Watch; Scalp […]

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9 May 2016

Headlines Swiss City to Accept Bitcoin Payments for Government ServicesThe city of Zug, Switzerland, will pilot a bitcoin payments project that will allow local citizens to pay fees using digital currency. BTC Price Tech Analysis for 05/09/2016 – Bulls Making a Comeback?Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price bounced off an area of interest last week, […]

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8 May 2016

Headlines Wladimir van der Laan: “There is Something Truly Fishy Going On”Wladimir van der Laan, one of the Bitcoin Core developers, has shared his thoughts with the world on recent Satoshi Nakamoto debacle. He strongly feels there is something”truly fishy” is going on, and Bitcoin has attracted opportunists of all kinds in the past. Wladimir […]

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7 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Core Team Has No Intentions Bringing Gavin Andresen BackNow that the Craig Wright debacle has calmed down again, there is still the pressing matter of what will happen with Gavin Andresen. After the Bitcoin Core team revoked his commit access, there seems to be no indication of restoring the Bitcoin developer to his […]

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6 May 2016

Headlines In London, Researchers Look at Blockchain Beyond Financial ServicesCoinDesk speaks with a senior researcher from Imperial College London’s cryptocurrency R&D efforts. Award-Winning I/O Digital Creates Foundation For Blockchain Work And CharitiesI/O Digital, the creator of I/O Coin and its proof-of-stake blockchain network, has won the European FinTech awards and is launching a foundation called […]

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5 May 2016

Headlines Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Will Now Include EthereumThe Gemini exchange, founded and operated by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss has gained the approval from the State of New York via the Department of Financial Services to offer trading of Ether, the crypto-asset and token of the Ethereum network. In an announcement today, the New York […]

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4 May 2016

Headlines Dueling Blockchain Visions Face Off in Consensus 2016 Day Two FinaleThe final panel on the last full day of Consensus 2016 featured a debate between R3 CEO David Rutter and 21 CEO Balaji Srinivasan. Gavin Andresen: It Was a Mistake to Blog Claiming Craig Wright Is SatoshiBitcoin core developer Gavin Andresen has expressed regret […]

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3 May 2016

Headlines Craig Wright to ‘Move’ Bitcoin to Prove He Is Satoshi NakamotoCraig Wright began the week trying to convince the world that he was Bitcoin’s creator, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. Scrutiny of his claims and evidence duly followed before skepticism took over with programmers and members of the bitcoin core development team poking holes in […]

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2 May 2016

Headlines CME Group Collaborates with Crypto Facilities to Build BTC ProductsCME Group, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace has now collaborated with Crypto Facilities Limited, a London-based bitcoin financial services firm to develop new cryptocurrency based products. According to the latest press report, both the companies will be working together to develop CME CF Bitcoin Reference […]

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1 May 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Gambling Approved in Isle of Man by RegulatorThe Isle of Man’s Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) and Treasury have approved changes to the island’s gambling regulation that allow virtual currencies like Bitcoin to be accepted as cash, according to a report from the GSC’s Mark Rutherford, deputy chief executive. The regulation, called the Gambling Regulation […]

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