30 June 2016

Headlines 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 of Blockstream and Mark Friedenbach, Core Tech Engineer at Blockstream, came out against the Hong Kong Consensus, arguably the most important document in Bitcoin’s history since […]

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29 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Scalp Profits AheadSometimes, short, sharp movements can offer up nice quick turnaround trades for our bitcoin price intraday strategy to take advantage of. After a week of two of strong fundamental shifts, and some technical highlights, we decided to batten down the hatches yesterday evening and tighten things up for a […]

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28 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Live Trade!So the European session is about to draw to a close for the day on Tuesday, and it is time to take a look at what bitcoin price action gave us today and – in turn – how we can interpret this action and carry this interpretation forward as an […]

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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. Ex-JPMorgan Strategist: Euro Collapse Will Fuel Bitcoin’s GrowthThe owner of a bitcoin investment fund is arguing investors should begin preparing for the “death of the euro” following last week’s ‘Brexit’. Bitcoin Exchange Raises $16 Million […]

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26 June 2016

Headlines Moody’s Lowering UK Credit Rating Could Push People To BitcoinThe Brexit has a lot of side effects that will affect the financial situation of both the EU and the UK. Moody’s one of the leading credit rating institutions in the world, lowered the UK’s sovereign credit rating. This “negative” outlook is not something most […]

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25 June 2016

Headlines Drug Sales and Bitcoin Usage On Dark Net IncreaseThe dark net has always been one of those places where Bitcoin is most commonly used for transactions. Although the dark net is filled with marketplaces where illegal goods and services are bought and sold, it always played a key role in Bitcoin usage. A new […]

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24 June 2016

Headlines BNP Paribas Lab to Focus on Distributed LedgersBNP Paribas Securities Services has announced a new innovation lab that will focus on big data and distributed ledger tech. BTC Price Tech Analysis for 06/24/2016 – Brexit Lead Boosting BitcoinBitcoin price has drawn support from increased financial market uncertainty once more, but technical indicators are suggesting […]

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23 June 2016

Headlines Survey: Blockchain Capital Markets Spending to Reach $1 Billion in 2016A new survey estimates that finance companies will invest as much as $1bn on blockchain initiatives related to capital markets in 2016. Coinetize Micropayments Enables Bitcoin MonetizationCoinetize, a micropayment service that pays in bitcoin, allows any website to accept payments for content. A key […]

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22 June 2016

Headlines Circle Execs: The DAO Proves Blockchains Require TrustCircle founders Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville weigh in on The DAO, the decentralized autonomous organization that was exploited this week. Bitcoin Price: Can $660 Hold?The bitcoin price held above $660 (Bitstamp) today, as the market stays in flux. Another declining wave seems due, but it is […]

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21 June 2016

Headlines Euroclear to Develop Blockchain Gold Settlement SystemClearing and settlement leader Euroclear has announced its first partnership with a blockchain industry business. Winklevoss Twins’ Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Opens in the UKAs bitcoin and ether prices scale in drastic ways, cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, founded by the Winklevoss brothers is now expanding to the UK as a […]

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20 June 2016

Headlines Singapore Bitcoin Exchange Quoine Raises $20m; Moves to TokyoBitcoin companies are seeing significant interest from investors all over the world. Quoine, a Singapore Bitcoin exchange, has recently raised US$20m in VC funding. This is quite a step up from the company’s previous investment round, which was worth ‘only” US$2m. It is interesting to note. […]

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19 June 2016

Headlines Network Congestion Will Not Diminish Dark Markets Bitcoin UsageThe recent Bitcoin network congestion has been a topic of substantial debate on Reddit. But could it affect something as obscure as the dark markets? Despite the block reward halving, they should have no imminent need of switching to different forms of payments. It would be […]

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18 June 2016

Headlines Greece Government Confident About Lifting Capital Controls SoonIn an incredibly surprising turn of events, it looks as if Greece is getting ready to lift capital controls but the end of the year.After facing an economic disaster not too long ago, the country has tried to recover. For some unknown reason, things seem to be […]

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17 June 2016

Headlines Bank of Canada Deputy Governor: Cooperation Needed to Advance Distributed LedgersBank of Canada’s Carolyn Wilkins explains how distributed ledgers could solve old problems while creating new challenges in the financial sector. Will Ethereum Fork? DAO Attack Prompts Heated DebateFollowing an attack on ethereum’s most notable project, its community is debating if it should take […]

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16 June 2016

Headlines How a 3-D Printed Building Became the Center of Blockchain in DubaiCoinDesk profiles a recent meeting of the Global Blockchain Council, a 40-member working group seeking to boost the technology in the MENA region. Spendabit expands support to European UnionBitcoin product search engine Spendabit has announced the launch of Region Support (i.e., “localized” search) for all […]

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15 June 2016

Headlines Microsoft Launches Blockchain Fabric to Help Enterprises Form ConsortiaMicrosoft today unveiled a new project designed to make it easier for businesses to team up on new blockchain projects. U.S. Binary Options Exchange Resumes Bitcoin TradingThe North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex) on Monday resumed the listing of bitcoin contracts after suspending the contracts in February […]

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14 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Retesting $680The bitcoin price chart bubbles along just below $700 (Bitstamp) and mood in Bitcoin Land is positive. At the time of writing price is retesting the $680 (Bitstamp) level. 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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13 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Highs Broken, But Remain CautiousSo we are coming to the end of what has been a pretty eventful day in the bitcoin price. In this morning’s analysis, we noted that price over the weekend had gained to fresh highs, and that today, we would likely see a correction of these highs, […]

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12 June 2016

Headlines The King of Swamp CastleIn this opinion piece, Freemit CEO John Biggs casts a critical eye on the current state of the FinTech industry today. NFL Star Darren McFadden: Accountant Blew $3 Million On Bitcoin MiningMany reading this would enjoy the opportunity to invest a solid $15 million into mining bitcoins, but an NFL […]

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11 June 2016

Headlines How Two Disabled Men Changed the Financial WorldThe revelations of the last four months surrounding Craig Steven Wright – who claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin – have shed perhaps a new light on the early beginnings of Bitcoin. When Wright first made his claims, he implicated his deceased friend David Kleiman as […]

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10 June 2016

Headlines Mastercard International Chief: Blockchain Is Good for the FutureMasterCard international President Ann Cairns has called blockchain, the technology powering bitcoin, a very promising technology which MasterCard sees as a “good thing for the future.” Private banking corporations, investment banks, stock exchanges, and even central banks have taken deliberate, extensive measures to understand the innovation […]

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9 June 2016

Headlines University Calgary Systems Still Down After Paying Ransomware FeeThe University of Calgary is the most recent victim of ransomware attacks, and the school paid CND$20,000 in Bitcoin to get rid of the malware. Despite paying the fee, not all systems are back online, as the provided decryption keys do not restore all systems automatically. […]

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8 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis 06/08/2016 -Rising Channel or Double Top?Bitcoin price is at a crossroads, with traders still deciding whether to keep up the uptrend or to start a long-term selloff. Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Delays Relaunch, Affirms Refunds to CustomersGatecoin, the regulated bitcoin and digital currency exchange, recently distributed an email to its customers, disclosing […]

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7 June 2016

Headlines Front National Seeks Bitcoin Ban in FranceIt is up to the Front National party in France; Bitcoin should be banned immediately. The political party sees any form of virtual money as a serious threat, and they want to protect the “real economy” in the country first and foremost. Bitcoin has been attracting a lot […]

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6 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Closes in on $600Bitcoin price has continued its surge in the most recent rally that began last week and is close to ringing in the $600 milestone. The Bitstamp Price Index (BPI) struck a high of $585 today, continuing its strong surge that began during the last days of May. Having plateaued […]

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5 June 2016

Headlines BitGo Under DDoS Attack; Wirex Advises Customers Not To Use PlatformWirex, a bitcoin debit card provider, sent an email to customers today advising them to avoid making transactions on the Wirex platform until it could confirm from that BitGo services have been resumed. The message included a BitGo tweet advising users it was under a […]

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4 June 2016

Headlines DDoS Attacks Target BitGo and Other Bitcoin Wallet ServicesBitGo, the world’s most secure Bitcoin wallet solution in existence today, is facing a strong DDoS attack. The team is working on resolving the issue, but all of the services making use of the BitGo platform will be affected by delays and errors. Distributed denial of […]

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3 June 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Passes $570 for First Time Since August 2014The price of bitcoin is up more than 6% today, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin USD Price Index (BPI), reaching a level not seen in nearly two years. Why Uphold Added Ethereum and Teamed with BitwageUphold’s recent decision to enable Ether trading on its platform […]

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2 June 2016

Headlines Hong Kong Insurance Firm AIA Joins R3 Blockchain ConsortiumNew York-based R3, the blockchain startup heading the prominent private banking blockchain consortium has now added Hong Kong-based life insurance group AIA. Blockchain startup R3 is continuing its foray to recruit Asian financial institutions with the addition of AIA Group, a Hong Kong-based life insurance group […]

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1 June 2016

Headlines Economist Argues Bitcoin Isn’t Real Money in Miami Money Laundering CaseAn argument being presented in an American courtroom will alarm many common sense observers: bitcoin isn’t real money, so someone accused of laundering it shouldn’t be convicted of money laundering. This is the argument that attorneys are using in asking a Florida judge to […]

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