30 September 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis: Walking BluesBitcoin price is setting up for advance but the consolidation process appears incomplete. A large wave of advance into the final months of 2016 is building pressure. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now. Bitcoin Price Analysis […]

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29 September 2016

Headlines UBS Unveils Blockchain for Trade Finance at SibosNothing to see here, just reimagining international trade! Standard Chartered Completes Cross-Border Blockchain Payment in 10 SecondsTapping blockchain technology, London-based multinational banking and financial institution Standard Chartered has announced the completion of its first cross-border real-time payment. Standard Chartered is the latest bank to successfully implement a […]

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28 September 2016

Headlines DNB, Norway’s Largest Bank Shuns Bitcoin, Boots Bitcoin AssociationDNB, Norway’s largest bank, has dismissed Norges Bitcoinforening, a recently-formed, non-profit bitcoin association, over concerns about terrorist financing and money laundering, according to e24.no, a Norwegian news site. Norges Bitcoinforening has since decided to take its business elsewhere. The association opened a bank account in August […]

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27 September 2016

Headlines R3, Banks, Fintech Startups Test Blockchain Platform for Syndicated LoansA group of banks, the R3 blockchain consortium and Fintech startup Symbiont have created completed the trail of a proof of concept blockchain simulating an exchange of syndicated loans. An increasing number of financial instruments are being tested, successfully, for transfers and exchange on a […]

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26 September 2016

Headlines 8 R3 Banks Test Intel Blockchain PlatformA group of banks within the R3 distributed ledger consortium have tested a blockchain prototype for US Treasury bond trades. Steam Key Trading Bot: Coinbase Glitch Caused Missed Bitcoin PaymentsKeyVendor.net, a bot for trading bitcoin keys used by the Steam entertainment platform, was not able to pay some customers […]

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25 September 2016

Headlines Ethereum Responds to Recent DDoS AttackThe Ethereum network was recently attacked by an opcode called Excodesize that slowed down the network, causing blocks to take as long as 60 seconds to validate, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin noted in a blog on Thursday. Buterin recently noted on Reddit that Go developers are actively working on client code […]

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24 September 2016

Headlines Winter is Coming: Bitcoin Mining for Heat (And Profit)Winter is coming… So does it make sense to use bitcoin miners to subsidise your heating costs? CoinDesk investigates. The Looming War for Blockchain PatentsThere’s a patent land grab developing that could potentially make doing business more challenging for blockchain startups. BlockApps Brings Ethereum Blockchain Service […]

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23 September 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Reaching for $600Bitcoin price has held support and advanced on $600 and 4,000 CNY earlier today. However, the bear is not yet out of the woods. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: […]

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22 September 2016

Headlines UK Government Seeks Distributed Ledger Projects in £15 Million CompetitionThe UK Government has launched a new technology competition inviting submissions related to distributed ledger technology. Roger Ver is Suing a Hong Kong Firm Over ‘Bitcoin.com’ RevenuesBitcoin investor and early evangelist Roger Ver is suing a Hong Kong website operator for 4.40 million HKD, approx. […]

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21 September 2016

Headlines Purse, Unocoin Encourage Bitcoin Payments with Amazon Discounts in IndiaAmazon has positioned itself to become one of India’s e-commerce leaders. Purse.io, an online marketplace that allows discounts on Amazon by using bitcoin, is helping Amazon achieve its goal by allowing bitcoin users to receive discounts between 15 and 22% using Purse’s “Name Your Discount” […]

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20 September 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Cautious Into Fed AnnouncementBitcoin price, like most markets, is crawling into Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee rates announcement. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 14h00 UTC Tuesday Bitstamp 1-Hour Candle Chart From […]

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19 September 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Still Bruised After Bitfinex HackBitcoin suffered a black eye in August because of the Bitfinex hack, but the digital currency quickly mounted a recovery. A New Slant to Bitcoin Betting PromotionSports just got more exciting for a new reason – you can win money! Betting adds to the conviction of the purpose […]

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18 September 2016

Headlines Ethereum Price Rises in Anticipation of Devcon2Ethereum’s price has been slowly increasing for the past ten days as the highly anticipated International Blockchain Week opens this evening around 2AM European time and around 10PM USA. Price reached a low of 0.018 on September the 8th. Since then it has been on the increase, reaching […]

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17 September 2016

Headlines Bitfinex Issues Bitcoin Hack Repayment Plan UpdateBitfinex has announced two ways for account holders to exchange their BFX tokens for a beneficial interest in Bitfinex parent firm, iFinex Inc. Wells Fargo Scandal Sees it Lose Title of U.S’ Biggest BankEditor’s note: Article’s headline has been updated. John Stumpf, “Mr. Clean” of American Banking who […]

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16 September 2016

Headlines Does the Original Bitcoin Wallet Still Matter?The descendant of Satoshi’s original bitcoin wallet is still available today, and continuing to see upgrades. Niklas Nikolajsen: “European Banks Will Offer Bitcoin Accounts”It would be kind of interesting when banks around the globe start to offer Bitcoin accounts very soon. That is what Bitcoin Suisse founder Niklas […]

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15 September 2016

Headlines Facebook Messenger Needs Bitcoin Payment Option Stay CompetitiveMore and more social platforms are starting to integrate payment options. Although this functionality existed on Twitter for some time now, iMessage enabled it as well. Facebook, perhaps the largest social network in the world, will now allow in-app payments to Messenger Chat Bots. All of this […]

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14 September 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Poker Making Noise These Days, Know WhyBitcoin is slowly and steadily growing and now a part of many online platforms and systems. Online gaming is also taken by a storm by bitcoins, including poker. Bitcoin Poker is trending these days, as the digital currency world is getting into online gaming systems and making […]

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13 September 2016

Headlines Putting Blockchain to Test for ElectionsHow can a voting platform that touts transparency also be secure? That’s the question posed by Jackie Burns Koven, a Research Assistant of Technology and Public Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs in her published piece by Forbes.  It looked into how the solution to safeguard against vote rigging could […]

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12 September 2016

Headlines Europol, Interpol Unite to Combat Bitcoin Money LaunderingIn an effort to tackle money laundering through virtual currencies like bitcoin, two prominent law enforcement agencies – Europol and Interpol have announced the establishment of a working group. An announcement from late last week has confirmed the establishment of a new working group looking into money […]

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11 September 2016

Headlines Increased Job Opportunity Raises Demand for Blockchain CoursesIn an ideal scenario, the education sector works together with the industries to ensure a balance between skilled workforces and job opportunities. But it is not always the case, especially when it comes to digital currency technology. The mismatch between job and education sector has led to […]

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10 September 2016

Headlines It Isn’t ‘Consensus’: Toward Cooler Protocol DebatesThe idea that bitcoin and blockchains run on “consensus” among their users is counterproductive, argues Jim harper. The Blockchain: An Experiment in Governance Without PowerCryptocurrencies aren’t just an experiment in monetary theory, but also a radical experiment in decentralized governance, says Ariel Deschapell. Russian ISPs Start Restricting Access […]

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9 September 2016

Headlines Hong Kong Sets Up Fintech Innovation Hub and Supervisory SandboxThe Hong Kong Monetary Authority has revealed that it is establishing a Fintech Innovation Hub and a supervisory sandbox that will permit banks to conduct proof of concept trials and services as the country attempts to boost the development of Fintech in the financial services […]

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8 September 2016

Headlines Bitwala’s Altcoin Embrace Sees Service Reverting to BitcoinBitwala, a crypto-to-SEPA service that allows fiat currency transfers towards settlements from users who pay in cryptocurrency, has been less than impressed by the public’s response to altcoins after embracing altcoins. While it plans to continue to support altcoins, Bitwala is planning to focus more on bitcoin, according […]

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7 September 2016

Headlines Pro-Independence Cryptocurrency Scotcoin Needs Value GainsIn a bid to break away from the U.K. and the pound Scottish Independence supporters have launched the Scotcoin; however, reports suggest that its low value would make the cost of everyday living increase. According to the British newspaper, the Express, the digital Scotcoin is worth less than the […]

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6 September 2016

Headlines 6 Blockchain Startups Accept New Ernst & Young ‘Challenge’Ernst & Young has selected six blockchain startups for its first distributed ledger startup challenge. The Stolen DAO Funds Are On the MoveMore than $5m worth of digital currency associated with the attack on The DAO is on the move. Bitcoin Scales Beyond $600 in Early […]

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5 September 2016

Headlines Italian Officials Prepare Bitcoin Taxation GuidelinesThe country of Italy is currently dealing with a looming banking crisis. The majority of its loans are not performing and are borderline junk. Despite those concerns, the topic of Bitcoin and regulation has to be touched upon as well. Local taxation official recently drafted a proposal to tax […]

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4 September 2016

Headlines Do Crypto-Token Sales Make Sense for Open-Source Projects?Investor Nick Tomaino discusses how open-source developers have been incentivized historically – and how blockchain tokens could come to play a role. Bitcoin Users In India Will Benefit From Reliance Jio Data PlansMobile internet connectivity is quickly becoming the new norm in developing countries. Rather than relying […]

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3 September 2016

Headlines Online Betting Site Tonybet Accepts BitcoinTonybet.com, an online betting and gaming site, has started to allow players to make deposits in bitcoin, then convert the funds to regular currency while playing, the company announced on its website. TonyBet is managed by Tonybet OU in Tallinn, Estonia and is licensed and regulated by the Estonian gaming […]

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2 September 2016

Headlines Brave Details Payment Process for Supporting Websites; Users Get Paid TooBrave, a web browser that blocks third-party trackers and unwanted ads from websites and allows users to reward preferred web content, has detailed how it accomplishes these things in a blog by Brendan Eich, founder, president and CEO. Brave recently introduced a beta version […]

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1 September 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis – Back at the Triangle Resistance!Bitcoin price is hovering around the top of its descending triangle and the top-tier market catalysts could determine if it will hold as resistance. Ad-Blocking Browser Brave Launches Bitcoin MicropaymentsBrave Software has officially launched bitcoin micropayments for its ad-blocking browser product first unveiled earlier this year. […]

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