31 January 2017

Headlines Former Fed Employee Fined $5,000 for Mining Bitcoin on Federal Reserve ServerA former employee of the US central banking system, the Federal Reserve, was issued a fine of $5,000 and sentenced to 12 months’ probation for mining bitcoin on a Fed-owned server. Nicholas Berthaume was employed as a communications analyst with the Board of […]

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30 January 2017

Headlines Australian Federal Treasurer Pushes FinTech AgendaFederal Treasurer Scott Morrison has said that the growth of FinTech and the financial sector moving into the digital space has produced a shift in how businesses operate presenting challenges and opportunities. At the recent G20 conference at Wiesbaden in Germany, Morrison spoke how innovation was changing the face […]

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29 January 2017

Headlines Is BTCC Still Using Trading Bots To Manipulate Bitcoin Volumes?Rumors are circulating regarding BTCC’s Bitcoin trading volume. For the longest time, people suspected the exchange of faking volumes through the usage of bots. It appears that situation is still going on, according to some Reddit users. If that is the case, it seems to […]

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28 January 2017

Headlines Tor Activist Dropped By BitPay over “Suspicious Transactions”In the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, one would not expect people to get “banned” by a payment processor. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened to Moritz Bartl, who is an avid supporter of the Tor project A few days ago, he received an email from BitPay […]

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27 January 2017

Headlines Watch Washington’s Senate Debate If Buying Weed With Bitcoin is BadLegislators gathered this week to hold a hearing on a measure that would prohibit cannabis firms in the state of Washington from working with bitcoin. The US Postal Inspection Service is Seeking Bitcoin ‘Intelligence Gathering Specialists’The US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) has recently listed […]

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26 January 2017

Headlines BTC Price Tech Analysis for 01/26/2017 – New Channel in the WorksBitcoin price is slowly making its way down, moving inside a descending channel on its short-term time frames. Indian Automaker Mahindra to Open Blockchain IncubatorIndian multinational and conglomerate Mahindra will set up a blockchain incubator to support startups in the development of blockchain-based […]

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25 January 2017

Headlines Blockchain-Friendly Congressman Faces Hearings for Trump Budget RoleA blockchain-friendly member of Congress faced confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday in his bid to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Real Volumes Revealed? How China’s Bitcoin Market is Adapting to FeesBitcoin trading volumes continued to suffer a free fall on 24th January, as markets […]

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24 January 2017

Headlines Bank of Japan to Host Distributed Ledger Forum Next MonthJapan’s central bank is set to host an event focused on distributed ledger tech next month. Bitcoin’s Price Unfazed as China’s Exchanges Add FeesBitcoin prices have remained largely unchanged today, fluctuating around $900 despite new trading fees on the three largest exchanges. Watch Out – […]

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23 January 2017

Headlines Proposed ‘Ethereum’ Investment Vehicle Sparks ControversyA proposed ethereum classic investment vehicle has reignited an old debate while raising new questions. Bitcoin Featured on China’s “Most Influential” TV ShowBitcoin’s awareness continues to increase in China as the new digital currency becomes prime subject of debate in China’s “most cutting-edge and most influential financial talk show,” […]

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22 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD To Retest $1000?Key Points Bitcoin price managed to start recovering from the $710-700 area, and currently trading higher against the US Dollar. There is nice solid bullish trend line formed on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD, which is acting as a catalyst for an […]

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21 January 2017

Headlines 5 Ways The Financial Times Has Referred to Bitcoin in Five YearsThe first step in any recovery, even an economic or political one, is the admittance of an actual problem. In the grand scheme during our present day, this is politically or economically impossible due to the fickle nature of markets and the increasingly […]

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20 January 2017

Headlines Blockstream Makes its Case for Bitcoin-Powered Private BlockchainsCould Blockstream’s Liquid project soon offer financial firms a better solution than standard private blockchains? EU Watchdog: Blockchain Security Should Be Concern For Finance FirmsFinancial firms need to be mindful of cybersecurity as they look to integrate blockchain, a top IT security agency for the European Union […]

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19 January 2017

Headlines Market Infrastructure Giants to Tap DLT for Collateral ManagementDeutsche Börse and a number of central securities depositories are working to build a blockchain solution for collateral management. Industry Report: Blockchain Technology Will Save Banks BillionsAccenture Consulting recently teamed with McLagan, a business unit of Aon plc and a capital markets benchmarking provider, on an […]

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18 January 2017

Headlines Safe-Haven Assets Gold and Bitcoin May Benefit From Trump SpeechThe impending inauguration of Donald Trump will send shockwaves through the global financial sector. Some experts feel gold prices will soar, depending what Trump says during his speech. At the same time, Bitcoin’s value could go up by quite a margin as well. Safe-haven assets […]

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17 January 2017

Headlines Abra Hopes to Ease Bitcoin Remittance TransactionsAbra announced the next phase of its global expansion at the North American Bitcoin Conference today. The plans are to enable Abra worldwide next month, activating global network of Tellers who can transact in over 50 currencies, including directly in Bitcoin. This means that anyone with a smartphone […]

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16 January 2017

Headlines Ethereum Will Test Resistance Again SoonEthereum A few days back I opined in this space that ethereum might be poised to rally as it was challenging resistance which I thought might break.  It turned out that the resistance in question, the 1×1 angle, held. Here is a 2-day chart: The red arrow shows where […]

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15 January 2017

Headlines Blockchain ‘Bullies’: Truth, Trolls and Bitcoin Uncensored’s Big ShortBailey Reutzel speaks to the controversial pair behind Bitcoin Uncensored and tries to separate their truths from their blockchain industry trolling. European Union Still Lags Behind Where Bitcoin is ConcernedBitcoin adoption by merchants and store owners is booming as of late. Particularly in the European Union, […]

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14 January 2017

Headlines The Two Topics in Law and BlockchainLedger Labs’ Josh Stark breaks the complexities of blockchain law down into two relatively simple categories. Blockchain Technology Explored for US Homeland SecurityThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is exploring the use of blockchain technology, which could facilitate security and privacy controls. In a […]

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13 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Support Finally Found?Yesterday evening, our primary focus in our bitcoin price analysis was to try and figure out whether price had finally found support, and – in turn – whether this meant we could set ourselves up for a medium-term reversal against the overarching downside trend. We noted that price couldn’t […]

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12 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Accepting Shops in Japan Increase Drastically, by 4.5xThe Japanese bitcoin market has added a significant number of bitcoin merchants this past year. Local publications such as NHK revealed that there were over 4,200 bitcoin-accepting shops in Japan by the end of 2016, demonstrating roughly an annual growth rate of 4.6x. Rapid increase in […]

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11 January 2017

Headlines BitX Rebrands as Luno, Reveals Bitcoin Sandbox ProjectBitcoin startup BitX is changing its name to Luno, as it switched focus to the European market. Op-Ed: Is China Cracking down on Bitcoin?Bitcoin’s price fell by more than $100 in minutes around 9 A.M. London time as the People’s Bank of China announced they have opened […]

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10 January 2017

Headlines Julian Assange Uses Bitcoin’s Blockchain for Proof of LifeJulian Assange added a bit more to his history-making today by being the first known person to use bitcoin’s public blockchain as proof of life. Responding to calls for evidence that the Wikileaks founder is safe and sound in a Reddit Ask Me Anything sessions with […]

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9 January 2017

Headlines 2017: When Ethereum Will Go From IT to EnterpriseWhat’s in store for ethereum in 2017? ConsenSys believes the open-source tech will be making inroads into the boardroom. Bitcoin is Still Volatile, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Not ViableCoinDesk’s Noelle Acheson argues that bitcoin’s price swings are overshadowing a deeper truth – the tech is […]

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8 January 2017

Headlines 2016: The Year Blockchain ICOs Disrupted Venture CapitalExperts from Smith + Crown recap the year in ICOs – a new form of fundraising that is gaining popularity in the blockchain industry. Indian Central Bank’s Research Arm Explores Blockchain ApplicationsFinancial institutions worldwide are exploring the benefits promised by blockchain technology. The research is moving beyond […]

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7 January 2017

Headlines Do Not Mention Devaluation, China Tells Its Bitcoin ExchangesChina has ordered the most liquid and popular global bitcoin exchanges based in the country to refrain from any “offline promotions,” to not engage in any “fake trading,” to enact “mandatory strong KYC,” and, in a clear sign of nervousness about the country’s currency, to not […]

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6 January 2017

Headlines Scottish University Launches UK’s First Fintech CourseScotland’s University of Strathclyde has announced the launching of its new FinTech masters course, making it a first in the U.K. in an announcement on the university’s website. The Master of Science (MSc) in Financial Technology will provide students the financial, programming and analytical skills needed to help […]

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5 January 2017

Headlines China Intervenes, Yuan Soars, Bitcoin CrashesYuan increased by almost 1% against the dollar last night as overnight borrowing costs in Hong Kong rose to 96%, according to Reuters, surprising observers and sending bears for cover. Around the same time, after surpassing gold parity and reaching an all-time high of nearly $1,300, bitcoin flash crashed […]

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4 January 2017

Headlines Kraken Adds Anonymous Cryptocurrency MoneroKraken announced 3rd January that it had become one of the largest exchanges to offering monero-based trading. Are The US Government And USAID Responsible India’s Ban On Cash?Ever since India went through its ban on banknotes, there have been rumors about why this situation came to be. Some people believe […]

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3 January 2017

Headlines Delaware’s 2017 Resolution: Make Blockchain a RealityWhat’s in store for Delaware’s blockchain work in 2017? The US state’s blockchain ombudsperson provides an update. BBVA: Blockchain Regulation Needs to Move Beyond BitcoinSpanish banking group BBVA has released a new research note that argues for more immediate blockchain regulation. Dutch and Korean Mainstream Media Extensively Cover […]

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2 January 2017

Headlines Will Bitcoin Reach an All-Time High?There couldn’t be a better start for bitcoin to a brand-new year. After reaching a low of $153.90 on the 11th of January 2015, from a previous all time high of $1,163 on the 24th of November 2013, the currency has been slowly rising and rising, with its value […]

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1 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Starts 2017 at the $1000The new year starts memorably for bitcoin, as the bullish trend seen throughout late 2016 continued into 2017, with bitcoin striking a high – at the time of publishing – of $998 on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI). However, bitcoin price in China is already above $1000 in its […]

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