31 January 2017

Headlines Czech Republic Introduces Law Regulating (Restricting) BitcoinThe Czech Republic has introduced a law restricting bitcoin, according to an article by Elizabeth Vejvodova, editor of Pravni radce (Legal Counselor). The article noted that more than 80 locations in Prague accept bitcoin. The Czech Republic previously had no law regulating cryptocurrency. An anti-money laundering law prepared […]

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30 January 2017

Headlines China’s Central Bank Completes Digital Currency Trial on a BlockchainThe People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has completed a trial run of digital currency based on blockchain technology. According to a recent report from Chinese publishing giant Caixin, the central bank completed a trial that saw transactions settled with its own digital currency. Developed by […]

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29 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Unlimited Node Count Reaches All-time HighBitcoin nodes are an integral part of the network, as they allow for transactions to be broadcasted to other users all over the world. With the ongoing “issues” between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Unlimited, it is always interesting to keep an eye on their individual node counts. It […]

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28 January 2017

Headlines Review: Putting Ledger’s New Bitcoin Hardware to the TestLedger’s new hardware wallet is the most costly on the market. Does it have the features to justify the expense? BitGo’s Jameson Lopp investigates. Chinese Central Bank to Use Blockchain, Competition with Alibaba?Earlier this week, CCN reported that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced its […]

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27 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 01/27/2017 – Head & Shoulders Forming?Bitcoin price has been pulling up recently but is still under heavy selling pressure, especially once this correction is completed. Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team Up For Blockchain-IoTA group of Fortune 500 companies is teaming up with blockchain startups to develop a […]

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26 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding The BreakoutsIn this morning’s bitcoin price analysis, we outlined what was a pretty tight range for use during the European session, and said that we would incorporate our breakout strategy only for as long as action remained as-was. That is, relatively tight highs and lows, without too much in the […]

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25 January 2017

Headlines Despite Drop in Volume, Traders Stick With China’s Bitcoin ExchangesEven after seeing their trading volume drop sharply as of late, major Chinese exchanges are still coming out on top in terms of transaction activity. Fearing Foreign Firms’ Monopoly, Thailand’s Fintech Sector Seeks Govt. SupportThailand’s Fintech sector has called for the government to introduce regulations […]

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24 January 2017

Headlines Nasdaq Moves Forward With Blockchain-Based E-VotingE-voting has emerged as an area with many applications, including shareholder voting, according to a Nasdaq report by Richard DeMarinis, principal software engineer at Nasdaq’s enterprise architecture and Heidi Uustalu, head of Nasdaq Tallinn issuer services, and Frederik Voss, head of Nasdaq blockchain strategy. Nasdaq announced interest in 2016 […]

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23 January 2017

Headlines 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,” a highly popular national TV segment with millions of viewers who are mostly in the high-income and highly educated demograhic. […]

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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 Op Ed: Bitcoin Price Rises as US President Trump Promises Power to the PeopleIt is rare that the London sky shines so bright you can’t find one cloud, but that was the weather yesterday in the capital that once used to run an empire where the sun never sets. In Washington DC, which has […]

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20 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis 01/20/2017 arish Pressure Getting StrongerBitcoin price is encountering a lot of roadblocks on its move up north for now so bears might take advantage and push for a drop. SegWit Mining Pool Support Continues To Outpace Bitcoin UnlimitedThe ongoing battle between Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin Core continues. For the first time […]

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19 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This MorningOkay then. The middle of the week is here, and it’s time to take stock of what’s happened so far, and what is likely to roll out across the next couple of days. Things have been pretty up and down so far. We started out the week […]

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18 January 2017

Headlines Digital Trade Chain: 7 Banks Could Go Live With Blockchain in 2017A group of seven major banks is partnering on a new blockchain-based trade finance project. Is Bitcoin Unlimited Headed for Activation?During summer 2016, many thought the bitcoin scalability debate was over. Blockstream won, said a miner. Coinbase, after spending more than a year […]

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17 January 2017

Headlines First Look: Deloitte’s New Wall Street Lab is a Blockchain PlaygroundDeloitte’s new blockchain laboratory in New York City is dedicated to capitalizing on the city’s diverse set of industries. Automated, High-Speed Chinese Traders Dominate Bitcoin TradingProfessional traders using high-speed, automated trading are now responsible for 80% of bitcoin trading, according to Bloomberg. Bitcoin offers […]

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16 January 2017

Headlines LocalBitcoins Trading Continues Gain Popularity A Lot CountriesBitcoin trading continues to pique the interest of consumers all over the world. Particularly LocalBitcoins is one of the platforms where new record high weekly Bitcoin volumes can be found on a regular basis. Over the past week, BTC was quite popular in regions such as Colombia, […]

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15 January 2017

Headlines BBVA Economist: Legal Framework Needed For Blockchain TechnologyJavier Sebastian, principal economist at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), cited the need to create a legal framework defining the legal nature of blockchain technology in a recent research report. Sebastian, whose main functions are the identification and analysis of trends in the digital economy arena for […]

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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. Bitcoin Price Fluctuations Calm Amid Chinese Regulatory SuspenseThe suspense surrounding potential bitcoin regulations in China served to limit this week’s price movements. Japan Overtakes US As Second-largest Market For Bitcoin TradingBitcoin markets […]

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13 January 2017

Headlines Bank of Russia Confirms There Will Be No Bitcoin Ban After AllRussia has always had an unusual relationship with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. It has been unclear how the situation will evolve for quite some time now. A new statement by the Bank of Russia hints at no further action being taken against the usage […]

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12 January 2017

Headlines Lightning Strikes: An (Early) Version of Bitcoin’s Big Scaling Solution is HereDevelopers can now test an early version of bitcoin’s much-hyped Lightning Network. Released by one of the most prominent startups working on the open-source micropayments protocol (San Francisco-based Lightning Labs), the daemon runs on the bitcoin testnet, so it’s not exactly for average users yet. […]

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11 January 2017

Headlines Blockchain Angels Invest $1 Million in Bitcoin-Ethereum Hybrid QtumA new public blockchain that would seek to merge requested design aspects of both the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains has raised $1m in funding. R3 Will Close Blockchain’s Biggest-Ever Investment in Q1, CEO SaysR3CEV CEO David Rutter says what he calls the “largest” venture capital investment […]

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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 Chinese Regulators Feel the Heat from BitcoinChinese regulators have been taking an interest in Bitcoin for a while now. The attempts to exercise control over the country’s Bitcoin movement are getting more aggressive amidst the devaluation of the renminbi. In 2016, the Central Bank Beijing repeatedly interviewed relevant people from Bitcoin community to emphasize […]

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8 January 2017

Headlines China’s Financial Reserves Approach A Dangerously low LevelFinancial experts all over the world are concerned over the situation in China. Country officials revealed the financial reserves, which sit as US$3tn right now. However, the PBOC reported over US$41bn in capital outflows affecting the Chinese economy in December 2016. These numbers do not seem to […]

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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 Chinese Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Responds to PBOC’s StatementFollowing a meeting between the People’s Bank of China and representatives of BTC China, OKCoin and Huobi, which in combination account for some 90% of bitcoin trading volumes, BTCC has e-mailed CCN an official statement in reply to our request for comments: “BTCC regularly meets with the […]

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5 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 01/05/2017 – More Bullish Momentum?Bitcoin price is starting to establish new record highs, indicating a strong start for 2017 on increased investor interest. Bitcoin Freefall: Prices Drop Nearly $200 in 1 HourBitcoin prices plunged nearly $200 in an hour this morning. Argentine Bitcoin Wallet BitPagos Raises $1.9 Million, Rebrands as […]

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4 January 2017

Headlines Preparing for Blockchain Regulation in the Post-Obama Era2016 was a quiet one for blockchain regulation – yet compliance expert Juan Llanos argues it could be the calm before a storm. New Bitcoin Software Update Boasts 55 FixesA new bitcoin software update boasts more than 50 changes to the digital currency’s codebase. Bitcoin Price Watch; Be […]

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3 January 2017

Headlines Which Way for Blockchain Standards in 2017?A detailed look at the current environment for blockchain standards – as well as past precedents that may inform future steps. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On TonightAfter this morning’s brief correction, it looks as though things are getting back on track in the bitcoin price. There’s been […]

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2 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price is Trading Beyond $1000 in 2017Bitcoin price struck a high of $1025 on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI), ringing in the new year with numbers unseen since January 2014. Price flirted with the $1000 milestone throughout most of yesterday, before scaling the figure at 20:40 UTC. The price of bitcoin had already […]

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1 January 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Consolidation ContinuesBitcoin has been held back by the same arc of resistance now for the past 4 days.  Readers of my last column will recall that 2 days ago I posted a chart which demonstrated that the 2 arc of the 5th pair was resisting.  Though I have hypothesized that an eventual close […]

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