31 December 2016

Headlines 2016 Review: There’s New Momentum For Bitcoin and the Blockchain Industry2016 set the bull charging again. A combination of events, beginning with bitcoin’s popularity as a hedge that protects assets from the forces afflicting traditional markets, set the stage for the price more than doubling in 2016. The good news on the price front tempered the […]

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30 December 2016

Headlines DOJ lawyers argue Coinbase customers can’t challenge the IRS’s summonsOn November 17, the IRS filled a “John Doe” summons targeting transaction records of prominent bitcoin company Coinbase’s bitcoiners registered between January 2013 and December 2015. At the time, the exchange argued it takes user privacy very seriously, and as such it would work towards […]

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29 December 2016

Headlines 2017’s Big Question: Who Pays for the Blockchain?Who pays for blockchain? Tierion’s CEO pens a measured look at how open-source projects achieve this feat so businesses can make better decisions. Startup Uses Blockchain to Crackdown on Wine FraudEverledger, a London-based startup, has entered into a strategic partnership with IBM to develop and deploy a […]

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28 December 2016

Headlines Will We See a $1,000 Bitcoin in 2016? Analysts Suggest YesWill bitcoin prices surpass $1,000? They should in the near future, according to several market experts. Plantoid – A Bitcoin-Eating Robot, Merges The Natural World With Blockchain TechWill blockchain technology some day closely mimic the complexities of the natural world? The Plantoid, a “blockchain-based […]

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27 December 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 12/27/2016Bitcoin price is taking a bit of a break from its ascent, probably waiting for more bulls to join in. Bitcoin Startup LedgerX Seeks Approval as a Federally Regulated Clearing PlatformLedgerX, an institutional trading platform that hopes to be the first federally regulated derivatives clearing organization for digital-based options, […]

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26 December 2016

Headlines Blockchainers Who Deserve the MIT Lab Disobedience AwardIn March, one day after he participated in a Free Software Foundation protest, Joi Ito, Director of MIT Media Lab, wrote a blog post on disobedience. He had seen a panel on the Digital Rights Movement. It covered a topic he had considered “quite a bit.” He […]

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25 December 2016

Headlines A Section Indian Media Unnecessarily Sabotages Bitcoin ReputationIn an ill- researched segment on Bitcoin, an Indian private media outlet aired a ‘sting’ operation video titled Bitcoin Scam: Online Money Laundering Racket Exposed In Sting Video. The video shows touts willing to launder black money following the demonitisation drive by the Indian Government. The touts/brokers […]

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24 December 2016

Headlines Zimbabwean Bitcoin Startup BitFinance Raises Undisclosed AmountInvestments in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies continue to peak as of late. BitFinance, a startup located in Zimbabwe, secured a new round of investment earlier this week. With the new funds, the company aims to boost cryptocurrency awareness and grow its customer base. It appears Bitcoin is getting […]

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23 December 2016

Headlines Richmond Berks – Investing Bitcoins into Real EstateThis is a sponsored story. Richmond Berks positions itself as a company dealing with the attraction of investments in the market of auctioned real estates. The company operates on US territory but has many representations and trades in almost every corner of the world. Auctions are the […]

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22 December 2016

Headlines FINRA Fines Various Banks Over Bad Record-Keeping PracticesThe year 2016 will not end on a high for Wells Fargo, by the look of things. FINRA has fined the bank, as well as a few other institutions, for a combined US$14.4 million. Apparently, all of these banks suffer from record-keeping problems that could have lead […]

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21 December 2016

Headlines Philippines Considers Bitcoin Regulation amid Remittance IncreaseThe Philippines government is discussing whether to regulate digital currencies like bitcoin in the country to improve protection for its citizens as the number of Filipinos abroad using bitcoin to send money back home increases. Ranked as the world’s third largest recipient of remittances, with nearly $30 billion […]

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20 December 2016

Headlines Blockchain in Finance: From Buzzword to Watchword in 2016As Big Finance starts to better understand blockchain, central bank-issued cryptocurrencies will likely follow, says FirstRand Bank’s Farzam Ehsani. How Savvy Marketing Can Burst the ‘Blockchain Bubble’A look at the challenges marketers – and the broader blockchain technology community – face when attempting to win new […]

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19 December 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price at an Ominous PointBitcoin continues to make higher highs and higher lows, which is indicative of a market that remains in a bull trend.  However, I am beginning to question the advance.  There are a number of reasons to embrace a bit of caution. Here is the daily chart: This setup was […]

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18 December 2016

Headlines Business Email Compromise Fraud Schemes Continue To Gain TractionOnline fraud is becoming the most popular development of the 21st century so far. A Nigerian individual is facing US charges for this involvement in multiple scams. By impersonating vendors and company executives, the managed to scam hundreds of victims. All victims made large wire transfers […]

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17 December 2016

Headlines People Are Making Art for Convicted Silk Road Admin Ross UlbrichtWhen Ross Ulbricht was found guilty for administering the darknet marketplace known as the Silk Road, it marked the beginning of a campaign by supporters to at least lessen the then 30-year-old’s life sentence. In October 2013, Mr. Ulbricht was working at the San […]

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16 December 2016

Headlines Australia is a Friendlier Place for Fintech Firms, Starting TodayGlobal competition over Fintech companies, one of the fastest growing industry in the world with billions invested yearly, intensified today with Australia announcing they are largely throwing out the rulebook for the first 12 months. Scott Morrison, Treasurer of Australia, stated: “From today, all eligible […]

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15 December 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Setting Up Against The VolatilityOk then, let’s get things kicked off for the day. The week has passed by pretty quick this week, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had any action of note in the bitcoin price (that is, except yesterday’s European daytime session – that was pretty dull. The […]

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14 December 2016

Headlines Kraken Acquires Glidera In-Wallet Buy & Sell Support BitcoinSignificant acquisitions occur in the cryptocurrency world on a regular basis. Kraken, one of the leading global digital asset exchanges, acquired wallet funding service Glidera. This allows for the future integration of Bitcoin buying and selling option form within Bitcoin wallet solutions. In fact, Glidera’s services […]

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13 December 2016

Headlines Bitcoin-Powered Marketplace OpenBazaar Raises $3 MillionThe developers behind OpenBazaar, the open-source marketplace protocol powered by bitcoin, have raised $3m in new funding. CFTC’s Giancarlo: How US Regulators Can Boost Blockchain in 2017The CFTC’s Chris Giancarlo argues that the US needs to rethink its blockchain policy for 2017 and beyond. Report: An AI Hedge Fund […]

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12 December 2016

Headlines What We Know About the Federal Reserve’s Blockchain StanceIs the Fed’s recent research paper on distributed ledgers a call to action or just a general reference? CoinDesks investigates. New Paper Explores Cryptocurrency for Space ColoniesBlockchains in space? According to one research paper published by the Indian government, the idea isn’t so far-fetched. How A […]

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11 December 2016

Headlines Bitcoin: The Perfect Gift This Holiday SeasonThe holidays are just around the corner. For those of you who haven’t yet finished your holiday shopping, you’ll be happy to know that hope is not lost. There are still things you can get for your friends and loved ones, and they often come in the form […]

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10 December 2016

Headlines This Project Allows Charity Donors to Trace Donations on the BlockchainGiveTrack, a project of the BitGive Foundation, uses blockchain technology to allow charity donors to trace their donations. The service allows donors to trace transactions in real time to see how funds are spent, ensure they reach their destination, and review the results generated […]

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9 December 2016

Headlines Kaspersky Lab Recognizes Three Universities on Blockchain ProposalsCybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has recognized three universities for their work on blockchain technology out of 19 universities from the United States and the United Kingdom, reports The Economist. The winning three universities were New York University with a prize amounting to $10,000; University Of Maryland, College Park’s Maryland […]

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8 December 2016

Headlines Japanese MegaBank Mizuho Tests its Own Digital CurrencyJapanese banking giant Mizuho has tested its digital currency developed in partnership with IBM Japan to reduce costs of money transfers, a report has revealed. The Mizuho Financial Group-IBM partnership announced earlier this year has seen successful testing of digital currency developed by the bank and the […]

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7 December 2016

Headlines Zcash Price Continues Downward Spiral Below $50Zcash (ZEC) prices fell below $50 for the first time ever on 6th December, less than two months after the token’s launch. Bitcoin Price Could Leap over $2000 in 2017, Thanks to TrumpA report by Denmark-based Saxo Bank claims bitcoin’s price could rise by 165% to more than […]

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6 December 2016

Headlines Hackers Steal Over $300k From One of Blockchain’s Biggest VCsA notable blockchain industry investor was hacked today. Overstock Faces Investor Hurdles Ahead of Blockchain Stock SaleOverstock is lending a hand to broker-dealers as it inches closer to its blockchain-powered stock issuance. BTC Price Tech Analysis for 12/6/2016 – More Like a Rising Wedge?Bitcoin price […]

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5 December 2016

Headlines Ethereum’s Woes Continue as Price Sinks to 9-Month LowEther (ETH) prices fell to a nine-month low on 5th December, extending losses suffered in recent weeks. The Blockchain Milestone You May Have MissedCoinDesk’s Noelle Acheson argues one of last week’s most important blockchain developments may have been overlooked. US Federal Reserve Releases First Distributed Ledger […]

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4 December 2016

Headlines Illinois Breaks From New York With Blockchain Regulatory ApproachCoinDesk looks into Illinois’ ambitious plan to guide the integration of blockchain technology within government operations. Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Remains Buy On DipsKey Points Bitcoin price traded higher this past week against the US Dollar, and currently remains in an uptrend. There is […]

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3 December 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Lender BitLendingClub to Shut Down, Blames Regulatory PressureBitLendingClub has decided to close its service designed to help small businesses in emerging markets due to regulatory pressures, the company informed customers in a blog on its website. The blog noted the company worked hard to build a platform to provide the greatly needed service. The […]

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2 December 2016

Headlines Russian Crypto Firm Qiwi is Working on a Blockchain Energy Project in CrimeaQiwi, a Russian payment system operator and one of the country’s most active cryptocurrency players, will launch a test to track energy transactions using blockchain technology in partnership with Tavrida Electric, one of the world’s leading suppliers of circuit breakers and a global […]

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1 December 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here We Go!Ok, so that’s another day done, and it’s been a pretty quiet one. Action in the bitcoin price wasn’t overly volatile, and while we managed to get into one or two positions intrarange, it was nowhere near as ‘fun’ as we noted we hoped it might be in today’s […]

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