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. Cobra-Bitcoin Wants To Remove Coinbase From Bitcoin.orgA new censorship debate is taking place on the Bitcoin GitHub page, and hardly anyone will be surprised Cobra-Bitcoin is […]

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30 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Testing Matures as Global Universities Join BSafe NetworkAn effort is underway to encourage more researchers and academics to investigate and test bitcoin and other blockchain tech. The First Italian Bank Bailout Package Is Being PreparedThe Italian banking crisis has been on the radar of many people as of late. Any major issues stemming […]

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29 July 2016

Headlines Rise of Replay Attacks Intensifies Ethereum DivideThe recent split between ethereum and ethereum classic has opened the door to cross-network issues, problems that have ensnared several exchanges. US Senators Seek Blockchain Guidance From CFPB, Federal ReserveTwenty-two US senators sent a leader to senior government officials and the Federal Reserve requesting information about the regulation […]

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28 July 2016

Headlines Chamber of Digital Commerce Forms A Smart Contract AllianceThe Chamber of Digital commerce, a trade association comprised of industry leading companies representing the digital assets and blockchain sector, unveiled a new initiative called Smart Contract Alliance (SCA).  The project aims to promote real world applications of this new “vital technology”, as the press release says: […]

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27 July 2016

Headlines Reserve Bank Of India Mobilizes Blockchain & Fintech InitiativesIn response to the challenges posed by technology, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has enacted initiatives to address cybercrime as well as the disruptions caused by the emerging fintech sector, including blockchain technology. The RBI has established the Reserve Bank Information Technology (ReBIT) has been established […]

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26 July 2016

Headlines Agentic Group Brings Blockchain Consultancy To LondonBlockchain institutions will continue to focus their attention on London, as it remains the financial capital of the world for the time being. Agentic Group, one of the more respected blockchain consortia, has opened its London Office yesterday. This is an interesting decision, as the company hopes to […]

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25 July 2016

Headlines Financial Analyst/Trader: Big Investors Moving To Bitcoin, Central Banks’ Days Are NumberedInstitutional investors have become the largest group of bitcoin buyers because of the negative interest rate policy of central banks and the rising bitcoin price, according to Chris Vermeulen, founder of AlgoTrades Systems, a market technical analyst, trader and a financial author, writing in […]

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24 July 2016

Headlines Ethereum Hard Fork Creates Competing CurrenciesThe Ethereum hard fork executed last week has inadvertently resulted in the creation of a competing currency, classic ether. BitCluster Claims To De-Anonymize Bitcoin usersThere has been a lot of talk about Bitcoin and whether or not it is anonymous. Cryptocurrency experts will gladly point out Bitcoin is not […]

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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 The Ethereum Hardfork Advances Blockchain Governance and TechnologyThe fundamental assumption of any blockchain, whether public or private, is that 51% of actors are honest. For this assumption to hold, there must be decentralization (a sufficiently large number of individual/entity actors to such extent that exercising direct influence on 51% of actors is unfeasible) in […]

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21 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Racing Towards SupportBitcoin price continues declining and we have to ask “why”? Unfavorable news? Bad fundamentals? Truth is: neither – commodities rise and fall due to leveraged speculation in their price charts. 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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20 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Evangelist Charlie Shrem Released from PrisonBitcoin advocate and entrepreneur Charlie Shrem, the founder of bitcoin exchange BitInstant who was arrested in arrested and convicted in 2014 and held in a high-security federal prison camp since March 2015 has now been released from imprisonment. Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem, the former vice chairman of the Bitcoin […]

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19 July 2016

Headlines Live Blog: UK Parliament Holds Hearing on BlockchainA UK House of Lords committee is holding a hearing on blockchain this afternoon. Support Digital Currencies, Blockchain & Fintech, US Congress Tells GovtWith a new bipartisan bill by the House of Representatives, a call has been issued to the US Government to adopt a national policy […]

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18 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The VolatilityEuropean markets have now shut for the day, and it’s the turn of US volume to control the bitcoin price. In this morning’s analysis, our primary focus was the volatility we had seen across the last seven or eight days, and the opportunity afforded to us by this volatility […]

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17 July 2016

Headlines Miners Vote Overwhelmingly in Support of Ethereum’s HardforkIn just three days, Ethereum is to undertake the first of its kind hardfork in the digital currency space. With Geth, Parity and Mist all having a hardfork release, all eyes are now on the miners. Ethpool/Ethermine was the first to open the decision to miners with […]

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16 July 2016

Headlines Why Bitcoin’s Halving Was a Boring VindicationThe Bitcoin Halving Event, which had numerous predictions of price drops and hashrate drops, had neither occur with both relatively constant. Turkish Lira Losing 5% Value Shows Why Bitcoin Is A NecessityThe horrible situation in Turkey is sending more shockwaves to the fragile global financial ecosystem. After news […]

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15 July 2016

Headlines Ethereum Gets Ready to HardforkExchanges, miners, developers, users and ethereum’s entire ecosystem is getting ready for a historical and defining hardfork. Kraken, eth’s biggest exchange after Polonix, announced traders will be offered only one option, eth on the longest chain. If other exchanges follow Kraken’s example, which is likely, a chain split is practically […]

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14 July 2016

Headlines Report: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Released On BailA Japanese media report suggests Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles has been released on bail. Bitcoin Startup Plutus Raises $1 Million in a CrowdsaleIn just nine days, the mobile Bitcoin wallet, UK-based Plutus, has raised more than $1 million in a flash crowdsale, allowing the company […]

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13 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Volatility Compared to Pound SterlingThe much anticipated Halving (Reduction in half of the reward given to bitcoin miners) and the Brexit (the exit of the UK from the European Union) are two important events that happened in the middle of this year. Both events brought a lot of speculations, and if we take […]

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12 July 2016

Headlines Dutch Central Bank Prepares its Boldest Blockchain Experiment YetThe central bank of the Netherlands is preparing an ambitious experiment aimed at discerning if a financial market can be built on a blockchain. Blockchain Technology Could Help Bring about a Music RevolutionMusicians are turning their attention to the power of blockchain as a way of […]

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11 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Climbs Over 50% in First Half of 2016CoinDesk analyzes activities in the bitcoin and ether markets over the first six months of 2016. Coinapult Enables 300 Bitcoin Kiosks in ColombiaBitcoin wallet and services provider Coinapult has revealed an integration with Punto Pago, a kiosk operator, which will see 300 kiosks now sell […]

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10 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Break Higher?Key Points Bitcoin price after moving down towards the $600 level against the US dollar found support and started recovering. There is a bearish trend line formed on the on the 4-hours chart (data feed from Bitstamp) of BTC/USD, which is currently acting as a resistance […]

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9 July 2016

Headlines Industry Executives Weigh In on Bitcoin Halving EffectThe day of the halving is here and the event is certain to influence the price of bitcoin at a time when the value of the cryptocurrency has spiked nearly 50% since the turn of the year. It is the day of the second halving event in […]

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8 July 2016

Headlines The CoinDesk Guide to Bitcoin Halving PartiesBitcoin groups around the world are gathering to celebrate the halving of the bitcoin mining reward this weekend. Bitcoin Price Watch; Heading Into The WeekendThe week has now completed, and it’s time to take one last look at the bitcoin price before things draw to a close. Action, […]

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7 July 2016

Headlines North Carolina Bitcoin Legislation Is Decent But Not PerfectBitcoin and regulation are two topics that will hardly ever go hand-in-hand these days. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has been signing a lot of legislative proposals as of late. Among these guidelines is a new set of Bitcoin legislation, allowing banks to “better regulate” the […]

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6 July 2016

Headlines Dash Spokesman Slams Bitcoin Paying Miners 100% RewardRyan Taylor, head of finance at Dash, claims the bitcoin blockchain’s practice of paying the entire blockchain reward to miners is faulty, in a piece on EconoTimes. He claims Dash, which allocates less than half its rewards to the miners, offers a more promising future. Taylor said it makes no […]

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5 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 07/05/2016 – Stalling Halfway!Bitcoin price could be in for more volatility today as US traders return from their Fourth of July holiday. Brexit Dread Spreads Around London’s FinTech SceneThe U.K. government needs to provide a ‘Brexit Blueprint,’ according to London’s FinTech community, that embraces the single market access and […]

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4 July 2016

Headlines JP Morgan to Launch In-Residence Program for FinTech StartupsBanking giant JP Morgan has recently announced that they will be launching an In-Residence program in a bid to get FinTech startup companies to tackle challenges within the industry. JP Morgan is aiming to get financial technology startups to come together with its company so that […]

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3 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin BIP 75 Proposal Raises Debate: Security/Privacy vs Easy-To-Use WalletsThe BIP 75 proposal to improve bitcoin’s ease of use has drawn a lot of criticism among bitcoiners on account of the option for a receiver to identify himself to the sender, according to an article by Bitcoin Magazine’s Kyle Torpey disseminated by Nasdaq.  Bitcoin […]

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2 July 2016

Headlines Industry to Descend on Shanghai for the Global Blockchain SummitOne of the biggest blockchain event of the year is to be held in Shanghai from the 19th to the 24th of September in a week long International Blockchain conference merging DevCon’s developer focused conference with Shanghai’s more business focused Second Global Blockchain Summit. A […]

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1 July 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Back At $680 ResistanceBitcoin price continued advancing through today and has reached a resistance layer dating back to 2013 at $680. Will the market progress beyond this strong barrier? This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a […]

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