28 February 2017

Headlines JP Morgan Positions to “Not Be Completely Disrupted” at the Launch of Enterprise Ethereum“Thinking has started to change” – Amber Baldet from JP Morgan told a mixed room of start-ups, corporations, banks and tech companies, at the launch of Enterprise Ethereum (EEA) – an alliance of global household brands. “How do we take the […]

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27 February 2017

Headlines Nearly 70 New Bitcoin ATMs Have Been Deployed Throughout FebruaryOne could argue the bitcoin ecosystem is firing on all cylinders right now. With the price continuing on a bullish trend, it is evident things are looking rather positive right now. Moreover, the number of new bitcoin ATMs installed is spiking in February. All things […]

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26 February 2017

Headlines Coin Dance Adds Bitcoin Volume Tracking Several National CurrencyA lot of people rely on the Coin Dance charts to check weekly bitcoin trading volumes. The platform tracks LocalBitcoins, Paxful, and BitSquare traders all over the world. In the most recent update, various new national currencies were added for all supported platforms. This change will […]

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25 February 2017

Headlines Europe Needs To Embrace Bitcoin, Maltese Prime Minister SaysThe financial situation in Europe is anything but healthy right now. According to Malta’s Prime Minister, Europe should embrace bitcoin sooner rather than later. Turning Europe into the bitcoin continent would be quite intriguing, to say the least. Whether or not this will happen, remains to […]

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24 February 2017

Headlines Edinburgh University Partners with IOHK on Blockchain Research HubScotland’s University of Edinburgh is partnering with blockchain startup IOHK on a new research lab dedicated to the technology. Bitcoin Price Hits Yearly High as ETF Expectation GrowsTo many people, it was only a matter of time until bitcoin saw a new all-time high value. That […]

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23 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin P2P Lending Platform Bitbond Raises $1.2 Million in Equity FundingBitbond, a German peer-to-peer bitcoin loan platform closed an equity funding round of $1.2 million in new capital as it looks to fuel user growth in potential markets. As a platform to connect lenders and borrowers, Bitbond facilitates loans in bitcoin by checking the […]

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22 February 2017

Headlines P2P Bitcoin Lender Bitbond Raises $1.2 Million in New FundingPeer-to-peer bitcoin loan market Bitbond has raised a further $1.2m from a group of angel investors. Northern Trust Goes Live With IBM-Powered Private Equities BlockchainWith $6.7tn in assets under custody, Northern Trust has formally launched its first blockchain product with a little help from IBM. […]

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21 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Channels its Inner Energizer Bunny in Rampant RunAs mused in the most recent column, it seems that the 2/20/17 timeframe was, in fact, an acceleration.  A couple hours ago Bitcoin jumped close to $40 per coin.  It hit resistance at 1093, which of course made me wonder if $1100 might be a swing […]

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20 February 2017

Headlines Rebranding The DAO: The Contentious Blockchain Concept is BackIt looks like we haven’t seen the last of leaderless blockchain-based companies. Despite the spectacular demise of The DAO, developers are still excited about the concept of one day creating decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), automated companies operated by hard-coded rules enforced on a blockchain. As evidenced by […]

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19 February 2017

Headlines Is China’s Credit Bubble on the Brink of Bursting?A lot of people are concerned about China’s economy right now. With foreign reserves falling to dangerous levels, no one knows for sure how bad the situation truly is. Massive borrowing outside China is bringing net reserves down even further. It seems unlikely the PBoC can […]

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18 February 2017

Headlines Can Blockchain Make Music Great Again?Blockchain technology can’t write songs or play instruments, but it might be able to ensure that those who do get the proper credit and compensation. US Regulatory Environment Hinders FinTech GrowthU.S. FinTech investments in 2016 reached $4.27 billion illustrating that the financial technology sector in the country is continuing […]

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17 February 2017

Headlines Generating Bitcoin Wallet Image Will not Protect Your Private KeyQuite a few intriguing services have launched in the bitcoin ecosystem over the past few years. There seems to be an intriguing correlation between cryptography and steganography. One developer created a project that turns any image or document into a bitcoin private key and address. […]

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16 February 2017

Headlines FinTech in New Zealand Set to Boost Economic GrowthA tech leader and software company director has said that the setup of a national FinTech organization will push New Zealand’s economic growth. Mitchell Pham, tech leader and director of NZTech, said that New Zealanders should care about FinTech as electronic interactions will play an important […]

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15 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Sideways ActionSo that is another day done in our bitcoin price trading efforts, and there’s been very little action worthy of note yet again. As we highlighted this morning, the momentum seen throughout late last week and into the weekend has all but dissipated, and we are now […]

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14 February 2017

Headlines Hardware Over Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain’s Security DebateCan dedicated hardware bring institutions on board with blockchain in a way that consensus-driven hard forks can’t? This company is betting on it. WhaleClub Surpasses Worth of Bitcoin-powered Trading VolumeEveryone involved in the bitcoin ecosystem will have heard the name WhaleClub before. The […]

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13 February 2017

Headlines Blockchain Firms Aim For Hedge Funds, But is There a Better Target?While blockchain startups are targeting the hedge fund industry, venture capital may be a better place to focus efforts, says Noelle Acheson. Dutch Banking Giant ABN AMRO to Develop FinTech Robo AccountantNetherlands-based bank ABN AMRO has teamed up with Dutch invoice management firm […]

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12 February 2017

Headlines What Role Does Government Play in Blockchain Technology’s Future?As blockchain technology becomes more widely used, some researchers are recognizing that cooperation and collaboration among all stakeholders, including government, is critical to enable the technology to deliver the efficiencies it promises. A report [PDF] from the C.D. Howe Institute by Thorsten Koeppl and Jeremy Kronick, “Blockchain Technology […]

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11 February 2017

Headlines Chinese Exchanges No Longer Dictate Global Bitcoin PriceFor the first time in a while, the bitcoin price is no longer dominated by the Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges. Whether or not this is a positive development remains to be seen. Then again, changes to the bitcoin ecosystem can be quite positive. Less reliance on China means […]

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10 February 2017

Headlines International Securities Regulators Publish Blockchain ResearchA group of international securities regulators released long in-production research this week on blockchain technology. Report: Microsoft Among Tech Companies Creating an Ethereum Blockchain AllianceTechnology giant Microsoft is reportedly among several other industry firms alongside banks and financial institutions coming together to form a new blockchain working group called […]

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9 February 2017

Headlines Why Bitcoin and Blockchain Are ‘Relatively Safe’In a report by Swiss multinational financial institution Credit Suisse, bitcoin and blockchain are deemed to be ‘relatively safe’. Bitcoin has some unique risks, the report noted. The value of the cryptocurrency has been three times more volatile than the price of oil and 11 times more than […]

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8 February 2017

Headlines India’s Biggest Stock Exchange is Testing Blockchain KYCIndia’s biggest stock exchange and a group of domestic banks recently collaborated on a know-your-customer data trial involving blockchain. The test involved the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank and RBL Bank, as well as HDFC Securities, a Mumbai-based brokerage. […]

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7 February 2017

Headlines Japanese Megabank Mizuho to Develop Fintech Payments Platform for IoT DevicesMizuho Financial Group has announced the development of a secure FinTech payment platform to be used by connected IoT (internet of things) devices such as connected cars and vehicles, smart home devices, wearables and more. It is one of the earliest efforts by a […]

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6 February 2017

Headlines SEC Faces March 13 Deadline For Bitcoin ETF DecisionSome experts feel a bitcoin ETF will give cryptocurrency a larger mainstream appeal. So far, none of the bitcoin ETFs has been approved by the SEC, though. March of 2017 could become an intriguing month, as the SEC has to decide upon the Bitcoin ETF created […]

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5 February 2017

Headlines Judge Moves Hearing On Coinbase/IRS Dispute At Government’s RequestThe U.S. government’s battle to get Coinbase to comply with its summons to provide information about its customers continues. A federal judge has agreed to move a hearing date to March 23 to consider arguments against the summons. On Feb. 3, 2017, Jacqueline Scott Corley, a […]

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4 February 2017

Headlines Venezuela Police Arrest 4 More MinersThe bitcoin situation in Venezuela seems to be evolving in the wrong direction as of late. After four miners were arrested last week, four others were taken into custody this week. Moreover, the country’s leading bitcoin exchange had its bank account revoked. Things are not looking all that great […]

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3 February 2017

Headlines Litecoin Moves to Adopt Bitcoin’s SegWit Scaling UpgradeSegregated witness, originally proposed as a workaround solution to the bitcoin scaling issue, is moving closer to rollout on the litecoin network. Bitcoin Firms Recognized by Polish RegulatorFor years, Poland has been urging the regulation of the digital currency bitcoin; however, regulation has never been achieved. Now, […]

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2 February 2017

Headlines 459 Million Bitcoins: Exchange Volume Reached Peak Levels in Q4The fourth quarter of 2016 was a volatile period for the price of bitcoin, as speculation increased and exchange-traded volume reached peak levels. Bitcoin Price Analysis for 02/02/2017 – Next Upside TargetsBitcoin price is enjoying upside momentum for now and might be on track towards […]

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1 February 2017

Headlines No Primary Litecoin Pool Will Upgrade to Segwit, Says LTC1BTC’s FounderJiang Zhuoer, founder of LTC1BTC, a Litecoin pool that currently controls around 12% of the network, told CCN in an interview that his pool won’t upgrade to softfork segwit, nor will any primary Litecoin pool, adding that he has contacted them. Litecoin is meant […]

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