30 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 06/30/2016 – End-of–Quarter Profit-Taking?Bitcoin price could be in for another round of volatile action at the end of this month and quarter. Bitcoin Miners to Hardfork According to Circulating RumorsThe blocksize debate has been brought to the forefront once more as a number of Bitcoin developers, including Gregory Maxwell, CTO […]

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29 June 2016

Headlines This New Tech Turns a Bitcoin and Ethereum Wallet into a Contactless CardPlutus, a new start-up based in London, allows any merchant with contactless card terminals to accept bitcoin and ethereum payments regardless of whether the merchant has in fact adopted bitcoin or ethereum. Utilizing the new NFC technology, Plutus aims to make physical […]

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28 June 2016

Headlines Hillary Clinton’s Technology Agenda Mentions BlockchainPoliticians are reserved by nature, their main objective (to get in power positions) requires an incredible level persuasion. They often come with some form of socioeconomic agenda, today a report from the Clinton campaign mentioned Blockchain Technology in one of its analysis. Virtual democratic party nominee for the elections, Hillary Clinton, […]

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27 June 2016

Headlines ItBit Explores Adding Ether to Bitcoin ExchangeItBit is evaluating whether to add support for ether, according to its CEO. Bitcoin Exchange Raises $16 Million in Ongoing Series A FundingA bitcoin exchange startup based in Singapore has raised $16m in new funding as part of an ongoing Series A. How the ‘Brexit’ Could Impact the […]

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26 June 2016

Headlines Fixing Bitcoin’s Big UX ProblemFreemit co-founder and COO Richard Svinkin argues that the bitcoin industry’s attempts to revamp the user experience have so far been misguided. Bitcoin Price Running Out Of Brexit BuyersThe bitcoin price chart is slumping and a potential drop lower edges to the edge of support. Even as a long-term $1,750 […]

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25 June 2016

Headlines Survey: Finance Industry to Invest $1 Billion in Blockchain Technology in 2016A recent survey by Greenwich Associates reports financial and technology markets will invest $1 billion in blockchain technology this year. The interviewees cited the vested interest the financial industry has in legacy systems as the main obstacle to blockchain investment. The survey indicates […]

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24 June 2016

Headlines 31 Chinese Firms Form Financial Blockchain ConsortiumA group of technology and finance companies in Shenzhen, China, have launched a new blockchain consortium. Bitcoin Price Watch; Responding With A Safe HavenSo it looks as though the UK is set to leave the European Union, after its people voted in a slim, but important, majority on […]

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23 June 2016

Headlines R3 Consortium Adds Toyota Financial Services As New PartnerThe R3 Consortium is a collection of several dozen financial institutions all over the world looking to explore blockchain technology. But the group continues to expand, and Toyota Financial Services is their latest member. Merging distributed ledgers with automotive financial services will be quite an interesting […]

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22 June 2016

Headlines Ripple Adds 7 New Financial Institutions as Tech PartnersSan Francisco-based distributed ledger tech provider Ripple has added seven partner financial institutions. Hyperledger Blockchain Project Grows to 44 MembersThe Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger project has added seven new members to its open-source “business blockchain” effort. Blockchain Startup Circle Raises $60 Million Amid China ExpansionBlockchain-based social payments […]

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21 June 2016

Headlines Ethereum Developers Launch White Hat Counter-Attack on The DAOReports are emerging that members of the ethereum development community are draining customer funds from The DAO. Bitcoin Price Watch; A Cautionary TaleIf all we seem to be doing at the moment is offering up cautionary tales, it’s because that’s exactly what we are doing. It’s […]

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20 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Foundation Names South African Investor as New DirectorBitcoin’s oldest trade organization has voted in a new, relatively unknown executive director. Investor Tim Draper is Still Buying Bitcoin and Now Owns EtherTwo years after buying roughly 30,000 BTC, investor Tim Draper is still passionate about the technology as well as competing blockchain offerings. ‘Bitcoin […]

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19 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis – Holding SteadyThe bitcoin price chart has been whip-sawing as buyers eagerly anticipate the next advance, while profit-takers capitulate on each approach of $780 (Bitstamp). Technical analysis finds a repeating pattern and its potential outcome. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not […]

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18 June 2016

Headlines DAO Ether Hacker Warns Against Hard ForkA Twitter post from someone claiming to be the DAO attacker who has taken 3,641,694 ether has thanked the DAO for this reward, has justified the action as being consistent with the DAO smart contract terms, and is warning that any attempts to deploy a fork in Ethereum would […]

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17 June 2016

Headlines IMF Senior Economist Sees Bitcoin and Blockchain Helping BanksThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published an article in the Finance and Development magazine that looks at how Bitcoin and blockchain technology has the ability to rewrite the financial sector. Written by Andreas Adriano, a senior communications officer in the IMF’s communications department, and Hunter […]

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16 June 2016

Headlines Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Shatters $750Bitcoin price has been making headlines and is under the spotlight again after scaling to two-year highs this week. Now, the cryptocurrency is gaining ground again, surging over 7% in its value since the beginning of the day (UCT) as it sprints towards the $750 marker. The Bitstamp Price Index […]

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15 June 2016

Headlines Digital Bank WB21 Adds Bitcoin Deposit OptionBitcoin is starting to make waves in the banking world, albeit not in a traditional sense. Digital bank WB21 is the first of its kind to accept Bitcoin deposits. With over 650,000 customers, this news could be quite big for worldwide Bitcoin adoption moving forward. The addition of […]

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14 June 2016

Headlines BTC Is Not about Undermining the Government, but Promoting HumanityWe have all been keeping an eye on the bitcoin price in the recent days. The drastic increase in the value of Bitcoin in the past three weeks has been attributed to various factors. One of the predominant factors among all these is the increase […]

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13 June 2016

Headlines Report: Japan’s Largest Bank to Launch Digital Currency in 2017According to a report, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Japan’s largest bank will soon become the world’s first global bank to issue its own digital currency. A new bank-issued virtual currency may be in the offing next year. Dubbed “MUFG coin”, short for the […]

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12 June 2016

Headlines What is the ‘Halving’? A Primer to Bitcoin’s Big Mining ChangeWhat is the bitcoin halving and why do many believe it’s boosting bitcoin’s price? Here’s our introductory guide to the coming big change in bitcoin. ‘The Street’ Cites Bitcoin Among Investments Set To ‘Soar’Bitcoin is among the investments expected to soar, according to Tradebird, […]

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11 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price In The BalanceBitcoin price continues slowly losing altitude below $580 (Bitstamp). The likelihood of decline remains, although we must acknowledge the possibility of a low-liquidity weekend spike to the upside. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive […]

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10 June 2016

Headlines Ethereum Announces “Unlimited” Scalability RoadmapVitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, has laid out an incredibly ambitious roadmap with “unlimited” scalability within two years in a 43-page analysis of blockchain technology and its strength and weaknesses in a public or private setting. “The long term goal for Ethereum 2.0 and 3.0 is for the protocol to […]

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9 June 2016

Headlines How Blockchain Could Help Refugees with Proof of IdentityBlockchain technology may help refugees maintain legal identity and have access to relief services when they cross borders, according to Staci Warden, executive director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, writing in The Wall Street Journal. Refugees often have their IDs confiscated when they […]

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8 June 2016

Headlines Realtor-Backed Incubator Invests in Ethereum Identity StartupAn Ethereum startup has been accepted into an incubator backed by the investment arm of the National Association of Realtors. Financial Service Executives See Blockchain & AI as ‘Hugely Important’The majority of financial service executives believe blockchain technology will be hugely important to their industry over the next […]

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7 June 2016

Headlines French Presidential Hopeful Calls for Bitcoin BanThe head of a major political party in France has effectively called for a ban on bitcoin in the European country. Stellar Co-Founder Resigns As Executive DirectorOne of the co-founder of digital currency startup Stellar announced their resignation today. Front National Seeks Bitcoin Ban in FranceIt is up […]

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6 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; 600 in Play!It is Monday morning, and time for a look at how we are going to approach the bitcoin price this week as part of a fresh week’s trading strategy. Action over the weekend was relatively flat (something that those who have followed along with our analyses across the last […]

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5 June 2016

Headlines From Seeds to Weed, Bitcoin Finds Home Where Commerce Goes GrayAcross the US, bitcoin ATMs are finding use among those who operate in the gray areas of commerce MIT Media Lab Uses the Bitcoin Blockchain Digital CertificatesMIT Media Lab blog has published a new paper called “What we learned from designing an academic certificates […]

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4 June 2016

Headlines SatoshiLabs’ TREZOR Bitcoin Vault Adds Cloud-Based Password ManagerSatoshiLabs newly-announced TREZOR Password Manager will store and manage passwords securely and is available for public beta testing for all TREZOR hardware owners, the company announced on Medium. A Chrome extension is available. The new password manager uses advanced cryptography. A user can encrypt each password entry […]

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3 June 2016

Headlines Ping An is a Gateway to China for R3’s Blockchain ConsortiumWhen Chinese financial giant Ping An joined R3CEV last week the blockchain consortium added a gateway to the second largest economy in the world. Why Uphold Added Ethereum and Teamed with BitwageUphold’s recent decision to enable Ether trading on its platform marks another sign […]

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2 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Intrarange in PlayIn this morning’s analysis, we discussed the pretty flat action that we had seen in the bitcoin price across the last few days. After the pretty wild weekend we saw just gone, when price broke through to fresh highs and reached upwards of 600 on some exchanges, action has […]

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1 June 2016

Headlines Industry Observers Say Coinbase’s Ethereum Embrace a ‘No Brainer’In the aftermath of Coinbase embracing Ethereum, experts weigh in on what it means for bitcoin and the digital currency’s first-mover advantage. R3 Publishes Vitalik Buterin Report on Ethereum for BanksR3 has released a report evaluating how Ethereum could be used by banks engaged in consortium […]

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