31 July 2016

Headlines Are Bitcoin and Gold Prices Correlated?Bitcoin has been called ‘digital gold’, but does this mean the two markets behave similarly? CoinDesk analyses suggest the answer may be no. The Three Value Propositions of Ethereum ClassicEthereum Classic has grown to become a valuable cryptocurrency in spite of its unusual origins, thanks in large part to […]

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30 July 2016

Headlines Ex-Ethereum Developer: How the DAO Hack Happened And What Comes NextKenneth Kappler, CCO of Ethcore and an ex-Ethereum developer, offered an inside view on how the attack on the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) took place and gave his views on how future attacks can be prevented, according to Techworld. Kappler spoke at a London […]

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29 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Switching Things Up A LittleThose who have followed along with our bitcoin price watch pieces over the last few weeks will have noticed a common thread running through our strategy. We’ve been defining relatively tight ranges and skipping in and out of the markets with these ranges on breakout scalp trades. […]

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28 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: Sideways Then DownBitcoin price toys with gravity after a non-committal Fed rates hold. Few large players, who have little perceived need for Bitcoin’s features, have any reason to hold a slumping commodity while stocks push to new highs. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full […]

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27 July 2016

Headlines Ethereum Exchange’s Attempts to List ETC Leads to LossesYunbi, one of China’s biggest Ethereum trading exchange, announced today that they were to postpone the listing of ETC in order to undertake “security preparations” to address vulnerabilities due to “Relay Attack.” Yunbi further stated that they had lost over 40,000 ETC “from users who deposited […]

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26 July 2016

Headlines EU Commission Proposes Central Database Record of Bitcoin UsersThe European Commission – the executive arm of the European Union – has proposed a directive aimed preventing the use the financial system for terrorist financing which includes a central database for bitcoin and virtual currency users’ identities and wallet addresses accessible to government financial intelligence units […]

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25 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Kicking Off The WeekSo that’s the weekend over, and it’s time to get back to our intraday bitcoin price analysis. Things were pretty good last week, as conditions afforded us numerous opportunities to get in and out of the markets on volume driven volatility. Admittedly, volume wasn’t quite as high as […]

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24 July 2016

Headlines Indonesia’s Fragmented Digital Wallet Ecosystem Can Learn BitcoinMobile wallets are becoming a hot commodity these days, but that will not necessarily benefit the consumer. In Indonesia, for example, there are far too many different digital wallet offerings already. More and more partnerships are forged to offer new solutions, resulting in a fragmented landscape. Bitcoin […]

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23 July 2016

Headlines Cash Inflow In Emerging Markets Can Be Positive For BitcoinFor those people who were dreaming of a cashless future, that situation will not become a reality anytime soon. Emerging markets are suddenly receiving bucketloads of cash, to buy stocks and bonds. Interestingly enough, both emerging markets and developing countries are reaping the benefits of […]

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22 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Gets 18 Months in PrisonIn a landmark case involving the first-ever federal securities fraud involving bitcoin, a Texas man identified as the operator behind a Ponzi investment scheme has received a sentence of 18 months in prison. Trendon Shavers, aka “Pirate@40” was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the charge […]

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21 July 2016

Headlines Coinbase Adds EthereumCoinbase adds Ethereum just a day after a historical and highly successful hardfork. Coinbase customers in 32 countries can now easily directly buy, sell store and send eth from their Coinbase account, making a conversion from btc to eth unnecessary, saving money in conversion fees. The ability to buy eth further extends […]

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20 July 2016

Headlines US Congress Calls for Pro-Bitcoin National Policy ThroughThe United States is not exactly known for its pro-Bitcoin stance these days. But that situation is coming to change, as a pro-bitcoin national policy resolution was introduced in Congress yesterday. This is positive news for Bitcoin and blockchain innovation in the US, assuming the resolution will […]

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19 July 2016

Headlines South Africa’s Banks Are Going DIY to Test Ethereum’s BlockchainA team of six South African banks is now conducting experiments with ethereum’s blockchain, a process that was bootstrapped by Whatsapp. Almost 60% of Ethereum Miners Have Upgraded to Support the HardforkAfter more than a month of raging debate, Ethereum’s community has reached a conclusive […]

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18 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 07/18/2016 – Back at Channel Resistance!Bitcoin price appears to be encountering resistance at the top of the ascending channel visible on the 1-hour time frame. Leader and Lead Developer Quit JPMorgan’s Blockchain Project “Juno”JPMorgan has lost two of its senior leaders on its blockchain project, Juno, as they embark on […]

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17 July 2016

Headlines Ethereum Hard Fork Remains Topic of Heavy DebateThe Ethereum hard fork continues to be a significant topic of debate among cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Many people have voted for this decision, to bail out The DAO and its developers. But some voices raise the concern of how Ethereum developers are forcing the community to make this […]

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16 July 2016

Headlines Wirex Launches Free Bitcoin Virtual Debit CardWirex gets it.  Cryptos are only as valuable as the accompanying level of usability. Is this what mass adoption of bitcoin looks like? UK-based group Wirex is now offering a free virtual debit card through its pre-existing app. A user can easily download the app, register their account, download the card […]

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15 July 2016

Headlines Blockchain Platform Stratis Crowdfunding Surpasses US$100kSecuring funding as a blockchain startup is not an easy task these days. Unless one can find one or a handful of major investors, it will be difficult to scrape funds together. Stratis, a relatively new company, held a Bitcoin crowdfunding campaign to reach funding. So far, they secured […]

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14 July 2016

Headlines More Updates to Japan’s Payment Rules for Virtual Currencies May Be on the WayA report to be released by NRI argues Japan needs to do more to bring clarity to the innovators working with digital currencies. Bitcoin Price Analysis for 07/14/2016 – New Uptrend Forming?Bitcoin price could be due for a bounce off this […]

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13 July 2016

Headlines UK Parliament Report Shows No Bitcoin Involvement In ISIL FundingFor quite some time now, there have been unfounded rumors about the involvement of Bitcoin in terrorist funding. A new report by the UK parliament touches upon the funding of ISIL, and where the money is coming from. It is not surprising to see zero […]

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12 July 2016

Headlines Belgian Authority Warns Against Using OneCoinThe Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority has issued a warning about a lesser-known altcoin called OneCoin, to the effect that certain OneCoin promoters are lying about their recognition and relationship with the Belgian authority. A press briefing published on their website reads, in part: Certain people have recently […]

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11 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Allows You to Buy 2016’s Most Anticipated GameNo Man’s Sky – arguably 2016’s most anticipated game, or at least a contender for the distinction – is seeing its developers accept bitcoin as a payment method to purchase the game, due to launch in August. Integrating bitcoin is a no brainer for digital distribution […]

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10 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Post-Halving CalmBitcoin price holds steady and the reward halving has not seen any surprises in the mining sector. Price seems to be preparing for advance – not today – so, time to do something else than check the bitcoin price chart like a squirrel for nuts! This analysis is provided by xbt.social […]

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9 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price at the HalvingBitcoin price is rearing to go and the community is optimistic for greater things for the conquering Bitcoin. Today’s post revisits the potential scenarios for price (explored yesterday) as we brace for interesting developments at the moment of block reward halving. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour […]

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8 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Exchanges Weigh Impact As Vogogo Moves to Shutter Payments ServiceBitcoin services startup Vogogo is closing its payment processing service next month after it failed to gain traction or generate money. Venezuelan Bitcoin Exchange SurBitcoin Halts Fiat OperationsBitcoin exchange SurBitcoin has reportedly halted its fiat operations citing issues with Bansenco Bank, its bank service […]

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7 July 2016

Headlines Bitfury Proposes a Solution to the Bitcoin Routing Problem in the Lightning NetworkBitfury just announced a white paper, in collaboration with Olaoluwa Osuntokun and others from the Lightning Network team, proposing a new algorithmic solution to Lightning Network’s routing problem. A hybrid routing algorithm is proposed which, according to a press release, ensures that […]

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6 July 2016

Headlines European Commission Targets Bitcoin in Tax Evasion ClampdownTax evasion through offshore accounts and shell companies remains a serious problem. The European Commission unveiled their plans to Clamp down on these practices moving forward. Clamping down on individuals and companies trying to avoid paying taxes is the primary objective right now.Moreover, the commission will also […]

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5 July 2016

Headlines Uber Argentina Enlists Bitcoin Partner in Fight to Continue ServiceThe Argentinian subsidiary of ridesharing giant Uber is turning to a bitcoin payment option amid a crackdown by local authorities. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This EveningMarkets are about to draw to a close out of Europe, and it looks as though it has […]

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4 July 2016

Headlines Irish Silk Road Admin is Fighting an FBI-led Extradition ProcessMicrosoft and the U.S. government are in an ongoing battle over an Irishman allegedly involved in Silk Road wanted by the FBI on darknet drug charges, as reported by Deep Dot Web. The 27-year-old Irishman, Gary Davis, from Wicklow, is currently fighting an extradition case […]

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3 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Sighting More Gains?Key Points Bitcoin price managed to climb higher this past week against the US Dollar, and looks set for more gains. There was a bearish trend line break noted on the on the 4-hours chart (data feed from Bitstamp) of BTC/USD, which is a positive sign. […]

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2 July 2016

Headlines Controlling the Perception that Bitcoin is BrokenIn this opinion piece, Cato Institute senior fellow Jim Harper reflects on recent elements of the bitcoin scaling debate. Bitcoin Price Retrying $700Another day and another wave of advance. Bitcoin price has broken through $680 and the market is currently with $700 which had caused deep correction a […]

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1 July 2016

Headlines Silk Road Agent May Have Stolen More Bitcoin After Guilty PleaA former Secret Service agent convicted of stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road investigation is suspected of stealing additional funds. Chinese Miners Allegedly Planning to Hard Fork BitcoinFor those people who assumed the Bitcoin block size debate was settled once and for all, bust […]

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