31 October 2016

Headlines Bitwalking Partners with Misfit Launching Wearable Currency Mining DevicesWalking platform app Bitwalking and Misfit wearable devices have unveiled that they have teamed up, enabling users to generate Walking Dollars (W$) through the Misfit devices. Designed by Nissan Bahar and Franky Imbesi, the U.K.-based Bitwalking app was created to give users an incentive to become […]

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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? Bitcoin is a Highly Centralized Network, Says Harvard ResearcherPrimavera De Filippi, a Hacker and Blockchain researcher at Harvard, together with Benjamin Loveluck, Associate professor at Télécom ParisTech and research associate at CERSA, argue […]

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29 October 2016

Headlines Merits & Limitations of Zcash: Experts’ ThoughtsOver the past few months, an increasing number of cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors have cited the importance of ZCash and its potential impact on the ecosystem of digital currencies in terms of privacy and anonymity. However, there exists a relatively large community of experts and users that aren’t […]

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28 October 2016

Headlines MasterCard: Europe Uses Selfies to Make PaymentsCitizens in Europe can now make payments through selfies after MasterCard announced it is unveiling its new technology that uses facial recognition and fingerprints. The Identify Check Mobile technology by MasterCard provides shoppers with the ability to purchase items through a selfie scan or a finger scan. However, […]

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27 October 2016

Headlines Overstock to Allow Stockholders to Trade or Buy Its Shares on its Blockchain PlatformOverstock.com, Inc. will allow its stockholders to purchase shares of its preferred stock, including those to be issued and traded exclusively using the bitcoin-based “T0” platform the company developed for trading equities.   The announcement marks a major step in the […]

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26 October 2016

Headlines Blockchain Explored by 90% of Major North American and European Banks, Survey FindsAs far as banks are concerned, they’re going full blockchain. Visa Partners with Chain on Blockchain-Based Money Transfer NetworkVisa has rolled out VisaB2B, which uses blockchain technology developed in partnership with Chain Inc., challenging the SWIFT messaging network as the dominant method […]

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25 October 2016

Headlines South Korea Announces Reforms FinTech, Bitcoin IndustryThe only moral way to break the rigid finance laws is, to reform them. And as it appears, the South Korean government is leaving no stone unturned in doing the same. The hint comes from Yim Jong-yong, the Chairman of South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC), who recently […]

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24 October 2016

Headlines Huawei Joins Hyperledger as Blockchain Group Adds 10 MembersSmartphone giant Huawei is now supporting the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain project. EasyBit Places Bitcoin ATM in Michigan; Claims 50 ATM Locations in 10 CountriesBitcoin ATM operator EasyBit recently installed an ATM in Fort Gratiot, Michigan at Boost Mobile store, marking nearly 50 machines in operation […]

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23 October 2016

Headlines Roger Ver Thinks OneCoin is a ScamOneCoin has developed a sketchy reputation, and now bitcoin evangelist Roger Ver is adding to the mix. In a recent interview, the owner of Bitcoin.com says he believes OneCoin is a fraud, and that investors should always be wary of new coins and read up before they put […]

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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. Ahead of the U.S. Election, DopeCoin Up 10% In 24 HoursDopeCoin is up 10% in the past 24 hours ahead of US elections in which cannabis could be legalized and regulated in all the states […]

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21 October 2016

Headlines Could Bitcoin Price See a Fall?The relatively slight downward pressure in Bitcoin the last few days strikes me as portending a likely fall in the next week or two.  Likely to the area of the support found at ~ 541 a number of weeks ago. I say this because as you can see, price […]

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20 October 2016

Headlines Metal Wants to Solve Payments for the Unbanked with the Bitcoin BlockchainHacked discussed with Marshall Hayner the evolution of his startup, called Trees. Once focused on  delivering marijuana by drone – a la Snoop Dogg’s big music via drone push – the service has since been put on hold as Hayner develops Metal, a […]

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19 October 2016

Headlines Winklevoss Brothers Tap State Street for Key Bitcoin ETF RoleState Street has been tapped to help launch the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Ethereum Forks But Blockchain Attacks Keep On ComingYesterday’s ethereum hard fork went according to plan, but the attacker has yet to be thwarted. Bitcoin Price Analysis – Bearish Pressure LoomingBitcoin price […]

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18 October 2016

Headlines Ethereum Did Not DisappointA look at the Ethereum price chart in the run-up to the hard fork. Bitcoin Price Watch; Let’s Get Some ProfitsOur start to the week was a great one, and our end to last week was even better, but now it looks as though things might be starting to slow down […]

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17 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Miners in China May Have Too Much ControlHow much control do Chinese miners have over bitcoin? If you deal in bitcoin regularly, you know China has arguably become bitcoin’s biggest fan, and its influence never goes unfelt. As the yuan devalues, the price of bitcoin is currently rising beyond $640, and it looks […]

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16 October 2016

Headlines Western Union Charges 10% Domestic US Transfer Fee & Gets Away itIf anyone ever needed more indication of how expensive Western Union is, look no further. Various Walmart stores across the US have a WU office, where people can send money to other citizens in the US with ease. Unfortunately, this service is rather […]

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15 October 2016

Headlines US DARPA Takes Blockchain for Military UseThe research unit of the US Department of Defense has been working to fund efforts to find out if blockchain technology could help secure highly sensitive data, with potential applications for everything from nuclear weapons to military satellites. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) which acts to […]

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14 October 2016

Headlines FBI Spots Belgian Policeman Buying Grenades, Guns on the Dark WebAfter warrants were issued for his arrest, a Belgian policeman was apprehended in a police operation after the FBI spotted him purchasing grenades and handguns on the dark web. How to Deposit Your Cryptocurrency at an Online CasinoUnlike years back, Bitcoins are now accepted […]

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13 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are Tonight’s Scalp EntriesSo that is Thursday done, and the week has nearly drawn to a close. Once again, we have had a pretty interesting day in the bitcoin price, and we have had the opportunity to get in and out of the markets according to our intraday strategy on […]

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12 October 2016

Headlines Ethereum Classic’s Price Crashes as Network Comes Under AttackEthereum Classic lost more than 10% of its value today with price standing just above $1 as the network comes under sustained dos attack. The attacks are similar to those experienced by Ethereum over last month. A programmer is exploiting gas mispricing for certain op codes […]

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11 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Bulls In Control!So the day has now drawn to a close, and it’s time to have a look at how our bitcoin price watch strategy performed throughout the European session, and adapt to its influence on our strategy for tonight’s session. Earlier today, we noted that price had finally pushed through […]

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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 Live Free or Mine: How Libertarians Fell in Love With BitcoinWas bitcoin innately libertarian? Or did its users make it so? CoinDesk’s Corin Faife analyzes the issues in this feature report. What If One Bitcoin Isn’t Like the Others? Fungibility Debated At Scaling ConferenceThe fungibility of bitcoin emerged as a central topic of debate […]

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7 October 2016

Headlines The Government of Poland Discussed Bitcoin this Week, EncouraginglyEarlier this week, the Polish government opened up the floor to bitcoin and blockchain issues, with an open meeting organized by a member of parliament that saw participation from the Polish Bitcoin Society. In a first of its kind meeting this Monday, October 3rd, an open […]

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6 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Escapes ‘Stifling’ Consumer Protection Authority’s Prepaid RegulationThe CFPB, the government agency overseeing consumer protection in the financial sector has not included bitcoin and other virtual currencies and related products from its new prepaid regulatory requirements. Virtual currencies like bitcoin and related products are outside the scope of a newly amended prepaid regulation [PDF] by […]

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5 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Profits On The Cards!So that’s the day over, and it’s time to take our final look at the bitcoin price for this half of the week. Things have been slow so far this week, and the only real moves have come as the US session draws to a close and – […]

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4 October 2016

Headlines Go with Bitcoin, Skip Central Banks, Says Billionaire Finance Manager Bill GrossBitcoin is an example of a new innovation that will see the current financial infrastructure governed by central banks challenged, as the current negative/zero interest rates threaten capitalism itself, says billionaire Bill Gross, the financial manager who runs the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond […]

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3 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis 10/03/2016 – Time Another Pullback?Bitcoin price has been on a tear and more bulls look ready to charge after this pullback to the nearby support. Bitfury Lightning Network Algorithm ‘Flare’ Addresses Bitcoin Scaling ChallengeACINQ, a French startup that develops bitcoin products, successfully tested the Bitfury Group’s payment routing solution called Flare […]

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2 October 2016

Headlines What Would Trump Do for the Blockchain Industry?With just over a month to go, the countdown for the most important collective decision in living memory has now begun. We present the two contenders, starting with the Republican nominee Donald J. Trump, to ascertain the direct or, more likely, indirect effects of his policies on […]

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1 October 2016

Headlines ‘Money Mule’ Scams Adopting Bitcoin ATMs For Transferring Hacked FundsHackers who raid corporate bank accounts often launder stolen funds by depositing them in accounts owned by “money mules,” people recruited through work-at-home job scams. The mules are usually instructed to wire the stolen funds to the scammers. Increasingly, however, the mules are being directed […]

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