31 October 2016

Headlines Australian Regulator: Blockchain Acquisitions Could Face ScrutinyAustralian banks looking to buy up blockchain startups might face a roadblock or two. Was the Bitcoin White Paper Intentionally Published on Halloween?A little-known fact about bitcoin’s history is the very significant date of Bitcoin’s white paper – Halloween’s October 31st 2008. On that day, a pseudonym made […]

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30 October 2016

Headlines How TumbleBit Builds On CoinSwap To Improve Bitcoin Privacy And FungibilityAn innovation called TumbleBit that improves the privacy and fungibility of bitcoin transactions was presented at the Bitcoin Scaling conference in Milan, reports NASDAQ. TumbleBit builds on the CoinSwap intermediary solution with added layers of cryptography to improve both the privacy and fungibility of bitcoin […]

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29 October 2016

Headlines UFOMiners Launches Four Miners For Bitcoin And LitecoinUFOMiners, a Las Vegas-based manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining equipment, has introduced four miners for bitcoin and Litecoin mining. The hardware – MesaMiner, NekrosMiner, OberonMiner and OberonMiner Prime – are available at a price range of $3,200 and $4,900. Both MesaMiner and NekrosMiner provide a hashing speed of […]

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28 October 2016

Headlines The Zcash Blockchain is Now LiveIn a livestream today, Zcash CEO Zooko Wilcox announced that the software was finally ready to download. Zcash Launches Amid ControversyZcash, the much anticipated anonymous coin launched today after years in development with the genesis block mined around 17:10 GMT . The currency has a slow start, with only […]

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27 October 2016

Headlines Plaintiffs Reach Settlement With One Cryptsy DefendantPlaintiffs seeking to recover losses from Cryptsy, the defunct, Florida-based cryptocurrency exchange that claimed to have lost more than $5 million due to theft, have reached a settlement with one of the defendants, although the principal defendant remains at large, according to a court filing. The plaintiffs reached […]

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26 October 2016

Headlines Now’s Your Chance to Crowdfund a Blockchain Nation in Honduras“When people hear we are going to create an independent state using blockchain technology they are amazed,” said founder of Bit Bastion, Crypto Dawn. Bit Bastion, a proposed “state” with rules catered to blockchain technology, plans to launch at the end of October a ‘Land […]

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25 October 2016

Headlines Consumers’ Research Publishes Bretton Woods Blockchain PaperConsumers’ Research has published a new white paper months after organizing a meeting of lawmakers and blockchain entrepreneurs at Bretton Woods. The Blockchain Created By Ethereum’s Fork is Forking NowA blockchain that was born out of the rejection of a specific technical change is on the verge of […]

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24 October 2016

Headlines IBM Blockchain Pilot Seeks to Solve ‘Last Mile’ of DeliveryIBM is working with a Singapore startup to develop a network of storage lockers connected via blockchain. The Future of Digital Rights Management Might Be Decent with BlockchainDECENT wants to create a decentralized digital rights management solution for piracy powered by the blockchain. Bitcoin Unlimited […]

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23 October 2016

Headlines London Banks Stockpile Bitcoin To Meet Cyber Attack DemandsIt is not the first time major banks plan to stockpile Bitcoin to thwart ransomware attacks. Even though that money should be spent on improving the IT department, financial institutions tend to take the easier option. Rolling over and paying the Bitcoin ransom will only invite […]

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22 October 2016

Headlines 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 decentralize the internet using peer-to-peer technology. “The attack itself isn’t easy to carry out, but it is obvious that […]

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21 October 2016

Headlines UBS Names Former APAC CTO New Blockchain LeadFollowing the departure of Alex Batlin, Swiss banking giant UBS has named a new head of blockchain. Nathaniel Popper: “Borders End Up Mattering A Great Deal” In BitcoinIncredible mining facilities in China, and cinematic footage of the workers there. Breathtaking scenes from inside the contentious Russian crypto-currency […]

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20 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Taking Control Of The VolatilitySo that’s another day done, and it’s been a pretty good day from an intraday trading perspective. We noted this morning that we would like to see lots of movement, and while it’s always nice to see some upside momentum from a long term perspective, intraday doesn’t […]

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19 October 2016

Headlines Walmart and IBM Partner to Put Chinese Pork on a BlockchainRetail giant Walmart and multinational technology company, IBM, have teamed up put Chinese pork on the blockchain, ensuring consumer confidence in the food industry, reports Fortune. Teaming up with Tsinghua University in Beijing, it is hoped that by digitally tracking the movement of pork […]

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18 October 2016

Headlines European Central Bank Pushes for Tighter Digital Currency ControlThe ECB said that digital currencies like bitcoin pose a potential threat to its ability to manage monetary policy. Epik Domain Name Operator/Marketplace Accepts BitcoinEpik.com, a domain name operator that has a commission-free domain marketplace, is now accepting bitcoin to pay for website domains, according to […]

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17 October 2016

Headlines Two More Indian Banks Conduct Blockchain Pilot TransactionsTwo more Indian private banks have started conducting pilot transactions using blockchain technology, days after the country’s leading private sector bank, ICICI, completed its successful blockchain pilot. Axis Bank Ltd., and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., are two of the latest banks to join the growing number of […]

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16 October 2016

Headlines All Six Episodes of “Trust Disrupted” Now StreamingIf you’re up for a weekend of binge-watching, Trust Disrupted may be the show for you. The new series by TechCrunch, which delves deep into blockchain technology and digital currency usage, was announced earlier this month, and all six episodes are available to view. While Trust may […]

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15 October 2016

Headlines Appcoin Law: ICOs the Right WayMarco Santori provides a basic primer on the state of US law as it applies to appcoins and ICOs. How Blockchain Startups Are Revolutionizing Venture CapitalWilliam Mougayar argues that the traditional venture capital model is being quickly revolutionised by blockchain tech. This Bitcoin-Only Platform Reinvents Stock, Commodities & Forex […]

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14 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Heading Into The Weekend On A High!Well, here we are. Another week pretty much done in the bitcoin price, and a couple of daily looks at action to go. All in all, it’s been a great week. We’ve had plenty of opportunities to get in and out of the markets according […]

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13 October 2016

Headlines R3 Blockchain Consortium Sees First Russian Member in Payments Firm QIWIRussian payments services firm QIWI is the latest member to join the global financial and banking blockchain consortium led by New York-based R3. Blockchain Stock Market Startup Funderbeam Raises $2.6 MillionA startup headquartered in London is using blockchain to power a next-generation stock market […]

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12 October 2016

Headlines Emirates NBD, ICICI Complete Cross-Border Blockchain TransactionMajor banks in Dubai and India have embarked on a series of blockchain trials with the help of Infosys. Blockchain Firm Digital Asset Files Patent for an ‘Electronic Settlement Platform’A patent for an electronic settlement platform for tracking and settling digital assets, obligations, and transactions has been filed with […]

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11 October 2016

Headlines Momentum Grows for Blockchain Gold Markets with ‘Big Four’ PartnershipGlobal consultancy EY and New York blockchain startup Paxos are partnering on new solutions for the gold market. Bitcoin Exhibit Hosted at the Smithsonian MuseumBitcoin has been included in its own section within the Value of Money exhibit showcase by the Numismatic Association at the […]

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10 October 2016

Headlines LocalBitcoins Sees Increased Business in RussiaIt seems LocalBitcoins has become the new hot (and illegal) business in Russia. Just last week, the company saw record transactions when over 250 million rubles were exchanged for everybody’s favorite digital currency, equaling nearly $4 million in USD. Despite Russian regulators restricting access to the site back in […]

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9 October 2016

Headlines How Bots Are Fueling High-Speed Bitcoin TradingCryptocurrency traders can potentially derive great benefit from algorithm trading in such a new market. Why Weight? Bitcoin Scaling is Moving Beyond Block SizeDay two of Scaling Bitcoin in Milan showcased how bitcoin’s technical community is trying to put the contentious “block size debate” in the rearview. Bitcoin […]

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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. Police Arrest Backpage CEO For Facilitating Sex TraffickingCarl Ferrer, chief executive officerof Backpage, a classified advertising website that accepts bitcoin and has been […]

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7 October 2016

Headlines Brave Offers First Bitcoin Micropayments to PublishersThe Wall Street Journal was at the top of a list of websites that can now collect bitcoin from Brave on behalf of the browser’s users. Ethereum-based ICONOMI Raises over $10.5 Million in ICOEthereum-based investment fund platform, ICONOMI, has set a record by raising the 11th largest crowdsale […]

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6 October 2016

Headlines So, Ethereum’s Blockchain is Still Under Attack…What began over two weeks ago with spam attacks has escalated into a battle pitting ethereum developers against unknown antagonists. 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 […]

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5 October 2016

Headlines 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 blockchain. 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 […]

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4 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Unlimited to Provide “Several Hundred Thousand Dollars” for Bitcoin ProjectsPeter Rizun, known to many simply as “Peter R.,” made a recent summary post on Medium outlining a way for projects which aim to scale within the framework of Bitcoin Unlimited. Bitcoin Unlimited is an ongoing fork of the Bitcoin project which allows for […]

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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. 50 Attorneys Form Blockchain Legal Defense CoalitionA group of 50 leading blockchain legal experts has launched the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition. […]

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2 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Provisions in the North Carolina Money Transmitter ActAn expert provides an overview of new cryptocurrency provisions recently added to the Money Transmitter Act in North Carolina. 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 […]

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1 October 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Defender Speaks Out at London Blockchain EventSimon Dixon, CEO of BnktotheFuture, lays out his vision for blockchain startups and makes the case for bitcoin. How Blockchain Would Improve Governance of CharitiesGiven the important role that charities and not-for-profit organizations play in society, the benefits of blockchain technology have just as much relevance to […]

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