28 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Stops Services in Hawaii Due to “Untenable” RegulationProminent Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange and wallet Coinbase announced that it is forced to stop supporting customers in Hawaii due to an “impractical” and “untenable” regulatory policy. Citing the reason for indefinitely suspending its business in Hawaii, Coinbase revealed: The Hawaii Division of Financial […]

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27 February 2017

Headlines Banks Turn to Bitcoin Tracking in Fight Against Human TraffickingInside the struggle to trace the transactions of human traffickers, who, in recent years, have turned to bitcoin. Bitcoin Price Watch; Let’s Get GoingHere we go then – a fresh week of trading in the bitcoin price, and it looks as though we are going […]

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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 UBS Wealth Chief: ‘We Are Embracing FinTech’The COO of UBS’ Wealth Management sector said recently that banks are now focusing on working with FinTech companies instead of regarding them as competition. Speaking at a recent Economist’s Finance Disrupted event in London, Dirk Klee said to Business Insider that: We are embracing fintechs and actually […]

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24 February 2017

Headlines Blockchain Research Lab to Launch in Edinburgh and Tokyo with Ethereum CofoundersThe University of Edinburgh and the Tokyo Institute of Technology are to open research labs focusing on blockchain technology and is to be sponsored by Ethereum cofounder Charles Hoskinson. According to a report from Business Insider, Hoskinson said that $1 million is to […]

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23 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin IoT Startup Filament Nets $9.5 Million in New FundingBlockchain IoT startup Filament has almost completed a fresh round of fundraising. Bitcoin Price Surges to Within $30 of All-Time HighThe price of bitcoin has surged overnight, climbing to within $30 of its 2013 record high. Spice Haven Sichuan is Quickly Becoming China’s Bitcoin Mining […]

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22 February 2017

Headlines Newsflash: Bitcoin Market Cap Hits $18 BillionThe momentum of bitcoin’s continuing rally in the lead up to the SEC’s bitcoin ETF ruling in March sees the cryptocurrency make marked gains. Bitcoin’s market capitalization is now at a notable all-time high, scaling $18 billion. According to data from CoinMarketCap, a total of 128,002 BTC was […]

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21 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Back In ActionOkay, here we go, it is Tuesday, and our bitcoin price trading strategy is in full swing. Things were relatively flat yesterday, and this meant that we weren’t able to get into any real opportunities, but overnight, things started to pick up, and we – as predicted – were […]

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20 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s To A Profitable Week…Well here we go, a fresh European session and, with it, a fresh week in the bitcoin price. Our intraday strategy was a little bit up and down last week, as price chopped in and out of periods of volatility. The week started off pretty flat, but […]

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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 Tor Integrated by OpenBazaar Increassing Anonymity for Bitcoin MarketplaceEarlier this month, a Tor pull request “Tor #342” was submitted to OpenBazaar’s open source code repository on Github with an aim of providing increased anonymity and privacy to users on the OpenBazaar bitcoin marketplace. On February 15, the OpenBazaar development team officially completed the review […]

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17 February 2017

Headlines NH Lawmakers Advance Proposed Bitcoin MSB ExemptionA new bill in New Hampshire that would exempt users from existing MSB laws took a step forward this week. Ethereum’s Price Rises by Almost 25%Ethereum appears to be making a comeback with its price considerably rising during the past week from around $10 to over $13, settling […]

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16 February 2017

Headlines US Health Department Hackathon to Focus on Blockchain ApplicationsAn upcoming hackathon sponsored by the US health department aims to boost innovation in blockchain-based healthcare applications. Why Bigger Might Not Be Better For Bitcoin ScalingThe block size debate, long one of the defining challenges hanging over bitcoin’s tech community, took an interesting twist late last month. A […]

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15 February 2017

Headlines Will New Regulations Help or Hurt Bitcoin Startups in the Philippines?Luis Buenaventura looks at new rules aimed at bitcoin firms in the Philippines, arguing that, cost burden aside, there’s reason to be optimistic. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This MorningIn yesterday evening’s analysis, we noted that the bitcoin price had remained relatively flat […]

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14 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading Into The Night…OK, that’s another day done in the bitcoin price, and we’re sort of in a similar position right now as we were earlier this morning. That is, price hasn’t really moved that much throughout the session, and as such, we haven’t been able to get in or out of […]

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13 February 2017

Headlines Canadian Think Tank Proposes 3 Priorities for Blockchain PolicyNon-profit think tank CD Howe has published a possible roadmap for Canada’s policymakers as they consider ways to regulate blockchain. Forex Giants Trading Bitcoin? In Japan That Might Be Months AwayWhen new legislation becomes law later this year, Japan’s blockchain market will see financial giants come […]

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12 February 2017

Headlines How Votem Intends to Democratize Democracy Through Blockchain TechnologyElectronic voting is by no means new. In one way or another, non-paper-ballot voting has been going on for decades. It should surprise no one that there have been instances of severe security breaches in more than one jurisdiction. The HBO documentary “Hacking Democracy” covers this […]

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11 February 2017

Headlines Should ViaBTC Stop Opposing Segregated Witness Bitcoin Scaling?The ViaBTC Transaction Accelerator has proven to be quite a successful service over the past few months. One downside to this system is how only 100 transactions can be boosted every single hour. In a recent tweet, the company complains about how they are hitting this glass […]

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10 February 2017

Headlines Brexit Uncertainty Sees UK FinTech Funding Fall by 33%A new report by Innovate Finance and Pitchbook has found that investment in FinTech in the U.K. fell in 2016 to 33.7 percent while China and the U.S. dominated the sector. According to the report, The 2016 VC FinTech Investment Landscape [PDF], which was published this month, […]

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9 February 2017

Headlines China’s Central Bank Issues New Warning to Bitcoin ExchangesThe People’s Bank of China issued a new statement today in which it laid out in writing new warnings it issued to domestic exchanges. Chinese Bitcoin Mining Firm Canaan to Open 10 MW Facility at Node Pole, SwedenChina-based Canaan Creative, a bitcoin mining firm commonly known […]

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8 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Overcomes Resistance Yet AgainAs expected in the last column, Bitcoin sold off after touching the 5th arc on the 2-hour chart, falling from $1050 top $1005.  However, the fall was less than expected, and then the asset reversed and pushed its way through the arc pair.  For those following along at home, the […]

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7 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin’s Price is Back Within $100 of its 2017 HighThe price of bitcoin continued recent gains in an early morning session today, rising nearly 3% on warming sentiment. The Philippines Just Released New Rules for Bitcoin ExchangesThe central bank of the Philippines has released new guidelines for bitcoin exchanges operating in the country. Japanese […]

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6 February 2017

Headlines This Dark Market Wants to Pay You Bitcoin to Find Security BugsBug bounty hunters could make as much as 10 bitcoins identifying security problems at the popular dark marketplace Hansa. Chandler Guo to Open a New Bitcoin Unlimited PoolMomentum for Bitcoin Unlimited continues to increase as a new pool is to enter the network. […]

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5 February 2017

Headlines Why Segwit is Important For Trezor & Other Hardware Bitcoin WalletsSegregated Witness (Segwit) is a scalability solution introduced to scale the bitcoin network and to eliminate transaction malleability. Bach Nguyen, community director of prominent hardware bitcoin wallet manufacturer Trezor, states that Segwit also serves an important role in maximizing security measures and efficiency of […]

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4 February 2017

Headlines US Dollar’s Worst Start in 3 Decades, Impact on Bitcoin PriceEven before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the value of the US dollar continuously declined due to several remarks made by the President. Whilst speaking to the media including the Wall Street Journal, Trump stated that the strong performance of the US dollar […]

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3 February 2017

Headlines 2016 Resulted In Largest Annual Decline In History For YuanHardly anyone will be surprised to find out 2016 was not a good year for the Chinese Yuan. Further analysis shows the currency saw its largest annual decline ever in that year. Moreover, the number of capital outflow avenues had been increasing at an alarming […]

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2 February 2017

Headlines Irish Fund Managers Investigate Blockchain-Powered Data ReportingA trade group for investment funds in Ireland has announced it is developing a new blockchain proof-of-concept focused on regulatory reporting. F2Pool, Litecoin’s Biggest Pool, Will Upgrade to SegwitWang Chun, F2Pool’s co-founder, told CCN that he is planning to upgrade his Litecoin pool to segregated witnesses (segwit), but […]

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1 February 2017

Headlines UAE Central Bank: We Are Not Banning BitcoinThe UAE’s central bank isn’t banning bitcoin, senior officials said in a statement today. R3 Director: 2017 is the Year of the DLT PilotBanking consortium startup R3 has predicted 2017 will be the year enterprises dive into testing pilot versions of DLT and blockchain apps. Experts Discuss […]

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