4 August 2016

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Bitcoin Price Regains Ground as Traders Brace for Bitfinex News
Bitcoin prices have recovered following the Bitfinex hack earlier this week, but worries are beginning to grow about the future of the exchange.
Is the EU Building a Database of Digital Currency Users?
Is the EU seeking to limit the privacy of bitcoin users? A deeper analysis of recent proposals suggests that the question may not have an easy answer.
Bitcoin Price Watch; We Got Some Action!

We’ve spent the last week or so wishing for some volatility in the bitcoin price, and today we finally got some during the European session. Having outlined a triangle pattern earlier this morning, we set up against both sides of the market with the intention of getting in on the break of the triangle’s parameters....

BitFinex Update: Platform Confirms Losing $72m worth BTC to Hackers

Following the security breach that shook the Bitcoin community, the victimized digital currency exchange BitFinex yesterday revealed the damages it faced. The exchange’s communication manager Zane Tackett reported on Reddit that BitFinex has lost around 119,756 BTC (~$72 million) in the recent theft. As the law enforcers continue investigating the matter, Tackett didn’t reveal further details in the public domain. Bitfinex, meanwhile, has also...

Ethereum Classic Credits Will Soon Be Available on Coinbase

In a recent blog post, bitcoin and ether exchange, Coinbase, has unveiled to its users that they will be able to credit the full amount of Ethereum Classic (ETC) that is linked to their account. It was only last week that the San Francisco-based company announced that they would not be supporting ETC after the

Bitfinex Mastermind in Bitcoin Heist Giveaway

An individual claiming to be behind the recent Bitfinex (BFX) hack has announced the giveaway of 1,000 bitcoins, prompting those within the online community that this could be a money laundering scheme. Earlier this week, the Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange revealed that it had suffered a major security breach after 119,756 bitcoins, amounting to around

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 08/04/2016-Bears Revving Up

Bitcoin price has exhibited strong bearish momentum but is in the middle of a retracement from its sharp downside move.

Coinbase to Enable Ethereum Classic Withdrawals
Coinbase wallet and exchange users will soon be able to withdraw classic ethers, according to a new statement from the startup.
Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading Triangles Again!

Yesterday morning, we outlined a triangle pattern that had formed in the bitcoin price, and discussed a trading strategy that would see us go at our intraday operations using this triangle as an entry guide. Specifically, if price broke through the parameters of the triangle to either the upside or the downside, we would get...

Bitfinex Releases Initial Relaunch Plans for Bitcoin Exchange
Bitfinex is planning to slowly re-enable user access following a reported hack earlier this week.
Blockchain To Transform Fintech, Speakers Note At Hong Kong Technology Conference

Blockchain technology will have a major impact on fintech and other sectors, according to discussions during a fintech conference organized by Cyberport, a technology hub of more than 700 members owned by the Hong Kong SAR government. Speakers at the Blockchain Strategies for Business conference in Hong Kong focused on the technology’s transformational potential, practical

Bitcoin Could Be Supervised by Hong Kong Authority Following Bitfinex Hack, Says Expert

Following the recent hack at Hong Kong-based digital currency exchange Bitfinex, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is considering whether or not to supervise the cryptocurrency, according to an expert. CCN recently reported that around 120,000 bitcoins valued at approximately $65 million were stolen after a breach of security saw the bitcoin exchange shutting down

Barclays Collaboration Sets Forth Vision for Smart Contracts Future
Barclays exec Lee Braine discusses a new position paper he believes has codified his bank's view on smart contracts tech.
BitSpark Partners With Asian Ecommerce MLM Vitaxel Group

Fintech and Bitcoin startup Bitspark, based in Hong Kong, has partnered with Vitaxel Group. As part of this new agreement, the Bitcoin company will start offering its remittance services in Malaysia over the coming weeks. This news comes on the heels of the Malaysian government deciding to take a less strict stance on Fintechs and...

Why Swedish Bank SEB Backed its First Bitcoin Startup
In a new interview, CoinDesk speaks with Sweden's SEB Group to learn more about the bank's first bitcoin investment.
UK Gambling Regulator Views Digital Currencies as Acceptable by Licensees

The U.K. Gambling Commission (UKGC) now sees digital currencies such as bitcoin as a cash equivalent that its licensees could accept as a payment method. This is contained in a new version of its Licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP). The newly-released document includes changes from recent consultations. Its Section 5 which addresses payment-related issues says:

Digital Currency Exchange Launches New Ethereum Splitter Tool

In a bid to tackle the issue of how users can separate their Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) coins, ShapeShift has unveiled a new digital currency feature designed to do the job. The Ethereum Splitter tool is a new feature unveiled by the digital exchange platform, created to split ETH and ETC coins automatically.

Failed Mobile Banking Initiative In India Creates New BTC Opportunity

Even though there has been a significant increase in mobile device usage among residents of India, mobile banking will not be coming anytime soon. The country has plans to improve financial inclusion through a new set of mobile banking services. Unfortunately for them, that project failed miserably. This leaves the door wide open for Bitcoin...

Overstock CEO Teases 'Historic' Blockchain Announcement
Newly back from a leave of absence, Overstock CEO Patrick Bryne is already promising big blockchain developments are forthcoming.

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