28 February 2017

Headlines BTCC CEO Lee Pegs Bitcoin Price Between $5,000 and $11,000 by 2020Bobby Lee, BTCC’s co-founder and CEO recently tweeted a bitcoin price prediction, which is between $5,000 and $11,000 by 2020, after the block reward halving. The entrepreneur, who regularly makes predictions, also stated the daily inflow would scale accordingly – from the current […]

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27 February 2017

Headlines Coinbase Just Stopped Serving Bitcoin Customers in HawaiiDigital currency exchange Coinbase said today that it will stop serving customers in Hawaii following regulatory changes in the US state. Citi Returns as Title Sponsor for Consensus 2017CoinDesk is thrilled to welcome back Citi as a title sponsor for Consensus 2017, our third annual blockchain technology […]

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26 February 2017

Headlines CoinDesk Research Releases ‘Blockchains for Insurance’ ReportCoinDesk Research has released its new 44-page research report on the intersection between blockchain tech and the insurance industry. What Bitcoin Traders Should Know About Technical AnalysisTechnical analysis is a tool that can prove particularly valuable to bitcoin traders, but what does it entail? Coin Dance Adds Bitcoin […]

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25 February 2017

Headlines Tokyo Institute of Technology Forms Blockchain Collaborative with Hong Kong Fintech FirmInput Output Honk Kong (IOHK), a blockchain developer, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have teamed to create a blockchain collaborative within the Tokyo Tech School of Computing. The two institutions will promote joint research in blockchain related technologies. IOHK researchers will join […]

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24 February 2017

Headlines Unanimous Vote Advances Blockchain Bill in Arizona LegislatureLawmakers in Arizona’s legislature have unanimously advanced a bill that recognize blockchain signatures and smart contracts under state law. New Ethereum Proposal Aims to Supercharge Smart ContractsThe creator of a new ethereum project says his ambitious off-chain networks, done right, could enable more complex applications of the […]

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23 February 2017

Headlines Spice Haven Sichuan is Quickly Becoming China’s Bitcoin Mining CapitalChina’s province of Sichuan is known for its spicy food flavors. Now, though, it’s becoming known as something else: a bitcoin mining capital. It was in 2013 that China was first thought to have discovered bitcoin and since then the country has been making up […]

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22 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On Right NowWell that’s another day done for our bitcoin price trading, and it’s been a pretty interesting one. Yet again, things have been earth shattering in terms of movement, but that hasn’t stopped us from getting in and out of the markets according to the rules of out […]

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21 February 2017

Headlines Blockchain Will Be Commercial in 2019, Says CEO of Russia’s Largest BankNoted blockchain advocate, bitcoiner and chief executive of Sberbank, Herman Gref, has stated that the commercial applications of blockchain technology in Russia will take shape in two, or two-and-a-half years from now. According to regional news publication Prime, the chief executive of Russia’s […]

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20 February 2017

Headlines Asian Fintech Startups See a Record $5.4 Billion VC Funding in 2016, Driven by ChinaFintech startups in Asia gained a record $5.4 billion in venture-capital funding last year, up from $4.8 billion in 2015. According to data from venture capital research firm CBInsights, Asia accounted for nearly 20 percent in the number of Fintech […]

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19 February 2017

Headlines NatWest Takes on with FinTech Firms by Launching Digital Lending PlatformIn a bid to respond to competition from FinTech firms U.K.-based NatWest Bank has announced that it is launching a digital lending platform that promises fast loan decisions to compete with services that peer-to-peer firms provide. In a report from Computer Weekly, the NatWest […]

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18 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Unlimited Surpasses 30% of the Network’s ShareIn a surprising move, the network’s share of Bitcoin Unlimited jumped by more than 10% in the past 24 hours, rising from around 20% to more than 30%, the highest any alternative client has ever achieved. The significant increase coincides with the sudden arrival of 100 Bitcoin […]

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17 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Advances, Tiring Legs OverdueThe bitcoin price advance of the past few weeks has been as relentless as it has been vexing. I must confess I have been stymied and surprised by the inexorable strength of this advance off the 750 low. However, all advances must end sooner or later.  This begs the […]

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16 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; 1000 In The CrosshairsIn this morning’s analysis, we noted that price had been relatively flat throughout the majority of this week, and that there was a chance that action could remain flat as we moved into the last day of the week and beyond into the weekend. We also noted, however, […]

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15 February 2017

Headlines Blockchain and IoT Trends Driving Thailand’s Digital TransformationMicrosoft (Thailand) has said that 2017 will see five digital technology trends – that includes blockchain tech – driving the country’s digital transformation, pushing organization’s capabilities to the next level. The five digital technology trends include cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, blockchain […]

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14 February 2017

Headlines New Zealand Bitcoin Exchange BitNZ to Shut down After Banking BlackoutBitNZ, a New Zealand bitcoin exchange, has announced it is closing due to the refusal of New Zealand banks to allow bank accounts to trade bitcoins, and has advised customers to withdraw all funds before April 15, 2017, the company announced on its website. […]

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13 February 2017

Headlines Blockchain Venture Test Will Have to Wait With Mainstreet Launch DelayOne of bitcoin’s first evangelists is launching an ICO, but investors may be wary of issues over the funding model. 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 […]

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12 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD To Extend Its SlideKey Points Bitcoin price after collapsing against the US Dollar towards the $920 level recovered, but remains at a risk. There is a short-term bearish trend line formed on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD, acting as a resistance near $995. The […]

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11 February 2017

Headlines World’s First Dedicated Bitcoin Bank Opens In ViennaA dedicated bitcoin bank, possibly the world’s first, has opened on Mariahilfer Strasse in downtown Vienna, Austria, according to The Local, an English-language Austrian news site. The bank is owned by a Berlin-based blockchain startup, Bit Trust Services, and it is named Bitcoin-Bank. The bank is designed to […]

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10 February 2017

Headlines Circle s Positive Comments SEC Regarding Winklevoss Bitcoin ETFCompanies active in the bitcoin world need to band together when it comes to regulation. The Winklevoss twins have been trying to get their bitcoin ETF approved for some time now, without much success. Interestingly enough, they received some help from Circle in the form of […]

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9 February 2017

Headlines 3 Dead Cats And A Moon: A Guide to Bitcoin’s Price ConsolidationA tongue-in-cheek look at bitcoin’s historical market performance told through contributor Willy Woo’s unique charts. FinTech Can Help Banks Tap into $500 Billion HoleDeutsche Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann recently said that FinTech requires more regulatory oversight because of its potential to threaten financial […]

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8 February 2017

Headlines What Makes Bitcoin Great? One Scientist is On a Quest to Find OutAcademics still aren’t sure why bitcoin is so robust, but one Cornell professor has made it her mission to find out. Survey: Blockchain Is Reaching Beyond Financial ServicesA new survey by Deloitte has found that blockchain technology is becoming an emerging key […]

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7 February 2017

Headlines Hawaii to Consider Bitcoin-Friendly Blockchain Bill to Boost TourismHawaii, the 50th and most recent state to join the United States of America, is jumping on the blockchain train with the announcement of a legislative bill that’s aimed at exploring the technology. House Bill 1481, which was filed on January 25, has been created to […]

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6 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Monday Morning TradingSo that’s another weekend out of the way, and considering what we saw in the bitcoin price heading into the close of the week last week, things we’re relatively flat. In the second of our twice daily bitcoin price watch pieces on Friday, we noted that there looked to […]

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5 February 2017

Headlines Long-Term Indicators of Bitcoin: Transactions, Hashrate & MoreMost investors and users of bitcoin are looking at the long-term growth of bitcoin as a technology, protocol, network, and a store of value. Not a large population of users are relying on bitcoin to make a fortune out of short-term surges and price trends. In online […]

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4 February 2017

Headlines Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero’s Long Road to Blockchain RespectCoinDesk explores the alternative digital currency monero and its long road to becoming of the industry’s most talked-about projects. 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 […]

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3 February 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 02/03/2017 – Watch Out for Profit-Taking!Bitcoin price looks poised for more gains but upcoming market events could spur profit-taking ahead of the weekend. Ethereum Payment Channels Could Enter Production in 2017A project aiming to bring payment channels to ethereum is expected to become production-ready by the end of this year. […]

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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 Evades Prohibitive Ban by UAE Central BankThe UAE’s Central Bank isn’t banning bitcoin. Bitcoin Price Watch; Range Bound Action DominatesSometimes, we […]

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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. Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain Closes $2 Million FundingBlockchain identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has finished raising $2m – money it plans to spend on pilot projects. Criminals Use Bitcoin To Commit Tax Refund FraudThe […]

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