31 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Founder’s Father Pleads Guilty to ObstructionReaders may recall CCN’s previous reporting on Coin.mx, a Florida-based bitcoin exchange which shut down amid charges of money laundering and connections to a JP Morgan Chase hack. The case even roused a Federal judge to rule on whether or not Bitcoin is money, and according […]

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30 October 2016

Headlines Why Israel’s Banks Will Unite Over BlockchainIsrael took a global lead on cyber security. Could it do the same with blockchain? Switzerland’s SBB Will Offer Franc-to-Bitcoin TradingIf you love bitcoin and you’ve ever fancied a trip to Switzerland, now may be the perfect time. In an unusual and positive twist, the country’s rail system […]

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29 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Prices Roar Past $700 But Zcash Steals The ShowZcash stole the show this week, as the currency’s price surged and it drew significant attention with its use of zero knowledge proofs. Bitcoin’s Block Size Debate is Back (And It Might Be Worse Than Ever)With little likelihood of a single scaling solution that will […]

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28 October 2016

Headlines Singapore and South Korea Come Together for FintechThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank, has collaborated with yet another Asian country, within days of partnering with an Indian state government over exploring and developing blockchain technology and Fintech. The primary monetary authority in Singapore and the Korean Financial Services Commission (KFSC) – […]

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27 October 2016

Headlines How Iceland’s Pirate Party Could Pave the Way for BitcoinThe Pirate Party in Iceland is not a team of seafarers with parrots on their shoulders scouring for treasure, but rather a radical political unit poised to take power in Iceland. The group was founded about four years ago by a team of alleged hackers […]

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26 October 2016

Headlines China Edges Closer to FinTech Top Spot; UK’s Position ThreatenedA new report suggests that China could push the U.K. off the FinTech top spot as Chinese companies overshadow U.K. firms. The report, from KPMG and H2 Ventures, found that compared to 2015 there were only 13 U.K. firms in the yearly FinTech 100 report. […]

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25 October 2016

Headlines South Korea Announces Digital Currency System Expansion to Boost FinTechSouth Korea announced today that it plans to promote the FinTech sector in the country through the expansion of digital currency such as bitcoin, reports The Korea Herald. Not one to fall behind in the digital currency adoption race, the South Korean government is pushing […]

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24 October 2016

Headlines Alibaba’s Blockchain Email Repository Gains Technology from Chinese Open Source StartupOnchain, an open-source blockchain based in Shanghai, will provide technology for Alibaba’s first blockchain supported email evidence repository. Onchain allows fast re-constructions for public, permissioned (consortium) or private blockchains and will eventually enable interoperability among these modes. Its consortium chain product, the Law Chain, will […]

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23 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Buy Targets AchievedKey Points Bitcoin price surged higher further this past week versus the US Dollar, as forecasted in the last week analysis. There was a bearish trend line formed on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD, which was broken to open the doors for […]

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22 October 2016

Headlines Physicians Say Blockchain Healthcare Ideas in Need of ExamMedical blockchain startups are making the wrong pitches, say industry insiders. Is a Decentralized Internet the Solution to Outages?“Attacks that we witnessed today were possible mainly because there is a centralized infrastructure which could have been targeted,” said Piotr Janiuk, CTO of  Golem,  which seeks to […]

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21 October 2016

Headlines IT Firm Fujitsu Sees Commercial Interest in Blockchain SecurityJapanese IT giant Fujitsu has developed tools for confidentially sharing documents via blockchain. Breathe Easy Bitcoiners, Quantum Computing No Match for Sha-2 EncryptionWorried about security for your bitcoin in the face of quantum computing? According to computer researchers, there’s no reason to be. McAfee’s Keynote at […]

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20 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Startup Execs Join Uphold TeamTwo former bitcoin startup executives have joined the leadership team for Uphold, the digital money platform. The Chinese Government Publishes an Official Blockchain WhitepaperChina’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published the country’s first official guiding document on blockchain technology and its applications in the country. China, […]

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19 October 2016

Headlines Western Union Revenue Drops amid Rise of P2P ServicesIn a new report by FXCompared, it has become evident the money transfer business is starting to lose momentum. In most cases, sending money around the world remains a very expensive business. Up-and-coming solutions such as cheaper remittance, and even cryptocurrencies, present far cheaper and global […]

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18 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Safello Acquires Futures Trading Platform ICBITMost people know Safello as a Swedish Bitcoin exchange platform. With their quick deposit and withdrawal functionality, the company has become a rising star in the cryptocurrency world. But Safello is looking to expand their offerings, as they acquired Assets BT Technology Inc. This crypto futures exchange […]

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17 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; A Fresh Week of Profits AheadSo here we go, off for a fresh week’s worth of trading in the bitcoin price. Last week we managed to get some pretty decent action, and this allowed us to pull out a couple of market profits. This week, we’re hoping for much of the […]

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16 October 2016

Headlines Quantum Computers Will Destroy Bitcoin, Scientists WarnSome computer scientists say quantum computers are moving closer to reality and will cripple bitcoin’s encryption systems and doom bitcoin. Governments are investing aggressively in quantum computers, which are ultra powerful. Quantum computers, first theorized by physicist Richard Feynman in 1982, have promised a new era of computing. […]

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15 October 2016

Headlines The FBI Gets Involved In US$1.3m Bitfinex Hack InvestigationIt was only a matter of time until Bitfinex would get into legal trouble over their recent hack. One user in Massachusetts has filed a police report to recover his missing bitcoin funds. During the hack, nearly US$70m worth of Bitcoin were stolen, and no users […]

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14 October 2016

Headlines The Russian Government is Testing Blockchain for Document StorageA Russian government agency focused on anti-trust regulation is testing blockchain to exchange and secure documents. RBTC Mod Steps Down As BTC Community Remains More Divided Than EverThe Bitcoin community has been somewhat divided for quite some time now. On the one hand, there are those […]

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13 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 10/13/2016 – Buy on Dips?Bitcoin price is on a tear but is pausing in a bullish consolidation pattern before heading further north. Ethereum to HardforkEthereum’s community has reached a general understanding that the best way to move forward and address the month long dos of the network is a […]

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12 October 2016

Headlines This Company Uses Bitcoin Blockchain For Medical Marijuana DNA SequencingA molecular information company called Medicinal Genomics (MCG) has partnered with 12 cannabis processors and cultivators to develop genomics-based safety and quality standards, and they are using the bitcoin blockchain to track DNA sequencing cannabis strains. Inconsistent Strains Pose Challenge The lack of consistent cannabis strains […]

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11 October 2016

Headlines Why Tech Giant Ericsson Wants Blockchain ‘Fingerprints’ in the CloudSwedish telecom company Ericsson has been pursuing applications of blockchain in a bid to secure cloud-based data. Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 10/11/2016Bitcoin price is trading inside an ascending channel pattern and might be due for a breakout soon. Momentum Grows for Blockchain Gold Markets […]

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10 October 2016

Headlines Keene Residents Listen to a Bitcoin Radio Ad CampaignKeene, New Hampshire launched a local bitcoin radio ad campaign today in a bid to empower local bitcoin owners so that they can keep more from each sale instead of paying a percentage fee to credit card companies. When it comes to the adoption of bitcoin, […]

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9 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Buying WorkedKey Points Bitcoin price climbed higher this past week against the US Dollar, and my buying idea worked. There is a new bullish trend line formed on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD, which is acting as a support zone. The price is also […]

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8 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly UpdateLong-time readers of CCN may remember me.  I was a technical analyst in 2014 reporting on Bitcoin price from a traders’ perspective.  I believe many readers will find my analysis a bit different from those of other technical analysts.  While I am familiar with the indicators used by many traders, I […]

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7 October 2016

Headlines What’s Left Before SegWit Goes LiveAfter months of testing, bitcoin’s big scaling upgrade is almost here. Blockchain Healthcare Conference Showcases Skepticism and PromiseBlockchain’s pie-in-the-sky optimism got some pushback during the Distributed: Health conference this week. Blockchain And Identity Verification: Anonymity Versus Trusted ParticipantBlockchain technology has won accolades for improving efficiency and transparency in business […]

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6 October 2016

Headlines Researchers Reveal DNS Resolvers Can Deanonymize Tor UsersOver the past few months, there has been a lot of focus on the Tor project. Government officials are not keen on this anonymization software by any means. Researchers the KTH Royal Institute of Technology have come up with a way to anonymize Tor users. All it […]

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5 October 2016

Headlines Demand for Zcash Mining Grows as Blockchain Launch ApproachesWith less than a month to go before its launch, momentum is continuing to build around the anonymous cryptocurrency Zcash. How Switzerland’s First Financial Markets Blockchain Was BornA prototype currently being developed by Six Securities provides one of the first examples of how FMIs are investigating […]

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4 October 2016

Headlines EU Parliament Asks “What If?” for Bitcoin Blockchain-Based ElectionsCalling electronic voting “inevitable,” a new paper by Philip Bucher for the European Parliament speculates on the possibility of Bitcoin’s revolutionary blockchain technology to bring transparency, efficiency, and greater fairness to elections in its various member democracies. The paper first notes that because electronic voting is […]

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3 October 2016

Headlines Why Broadridge is Investing Millions in Blockchain VotingThe same week Broadridge invested $95m to build blockchain applications it hosted a breakfast with 50 of it clients including Credit Suisse and more. Bitfury Lightning Network Algorithm ‘Flare’ Addresses Bitcoin Scaling ChallengeACINQ, a French startup that develops bitcoin products, successfully tested the Bitfury Group’s payment routing […]

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2 October 2016

Headlines Kim Dotcom Sees Bitcoin Hitting $2000With his extradition to the United States on charges of racketeering, money laundering, and criminal copyright violation looming (having recently concluded an appeal), Kim Dotcom appears optimistic about his business ventures. The veteran entrepreneur whose endeavors have included one of the most successful file-sharing websites in history, Megaupload, and […]

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1 October 2016

Headlines New Darknet Analytics Toolkit Can Threaten Bitcoin PseudonymityAlthough the darknet is often touted as the place to be for criminals who want to keep their identity private, there are some caveats. New research goes to show hackers tend to resort to specific patterns in communication on the deep web. Looking closer at these models […]

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