31 March 2017

Headlines Bahrain Signs FinTech Pact with Singapore Amid Plan for ‘Country Level’ Blockchain AdoptionBahrain and Singapore are cementing their FinTech partnership with the Middle-Eastern monarchy looking to establish a FinTech ecosystem and regulatory framework to become a hub in the region. The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) a public agency tasked with formulating future economy […]

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30 March 2017

Headlines Verizon, JetBlue Back Blockchain Firm Filament’s $15 Million FundingBlockchain startup Filament has closed a new $15m funding round. Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Startup Ledger Raises $7 MillionBitcoin hardware startup Ledger has raised $7m in a new Series A funding round. Bitcoin Price Analysis for 03/30/2017 – End of Quarter Breakout?Bitcoin price is consolidating in a […]

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29 March 2017

Headlines Bitcoin in Japan: Officially Recognized in April; Asset or Expense?As a Japanese Cabinet-signed law recognizing virtual currencies like bitcoin as a legal method of payment goes into effect on April 1, bitcoin companies and adopters are short on answers about accounting standards specific to cryptocurrencies. In February 2016, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), the […]

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28 March 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange BTCChina Upgrades KYC System; Withdrawals to Resume Soon?Update: BTCChina provided CCN with a more-accurate notice detailing the upgraded KYC system. BTCChina, a Shanghai-based bitcoin and digital currency exchange has announced the upgrade of its know-your-customer (KYC) identification verification system amid the ongoing withdrawal ban on Bitcoin and Litecoin deposits. As one of […]

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27 March 2017

Headlines Wien Energie is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale Blockchain RolloutOne of Austria’s largest energy firms is fast preparing for a future where blockchain impacts its business model, according to a new interview. Bitcoin Price Watch; Double Profits Booked!If you read our bitcoin price watch analysis this morning, you’ll be aware that we were looking […]

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26 March 2017

Headlines BitGo Reveals Hard Fork Planning; Will Not Support Bitcoin UnlimitedWith a hard fork looming, BitGo, a multi-signature bitcoin wallet, has advised its customers what to do in the case of a new chain, whether it is Bitcoin Unlimited, which BitGo deems unsupportable, or a supportable option such as Segregated Witness. Ben Davenport, co-founder and […]

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25 March 2017

Headlines This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoTTwo MIT researchers came up with a novel bitcoin-based IoT security product that mimics botnets. BitPay Won’t Use Bitcoin Alternatives For Payment Systems Despite Scaling IssuesWhile many expected bitcoin to replace the use of credit cards and replace the banking system in 2013, the […]

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24 March 2017

Headlines Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open SourceA bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger’s Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week. Bitcoin Price Watch; More Weakness Ahead?There we go then, the end of the week is here, and it’s been a pretty dull experience. Price stayed relatively flat throughout the […]

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23 March 2017

Headlines Bitpay CEO on Safe Bitcoin Scaling: Soft Fork First, Hard Fork NextOver the past few months, Bitpay co-founder and CEO Stephen Pair has been advocating for a safe and non-contentious method to scale the Bitcoin network. In an informative blog post, Pair revealed his perception of a cautious approach to bitcoin scaling. Basically, Pair […]

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22 March 2017

Headlines ACINQ s Signifit Progress Lightning Network Successful ImplementationOver the past few months, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the Lightning Network. This protocol is designed to alleviate some of the concerns associated with bitcoin transactions right now. Although it will take some time before the LN hits the main net, progress is […]

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21 March 2017

Headlines Antpool Founder Shares Post Claiming Hardfork Issue Comes Down to MoneyWu Jihan, founder of Antpool, bitcoin’s biggest pool with around 14 percent of the network’s hardware share, recently shared a post from an unknown author on his Weibo account, which stated that solving the network’s problem can only be achieved by talking about the […]

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20 March 2017

Headlines G20 Should Create Central Bank Blockchain Consortium, Report SaysA new report sheds light on how the G20 economic forum could move to harness the benefits of blockchain technology. Malaysia Woos FinTech Devs for Shariah-Compliant Islamic FinanceMalaysia’s proximity in the ASEAN region and its mix of urban, suburban and rural population makes it a suitable […]

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19 March 2017

Headlines Charts: How Bitcoin’s Market Dominance is Being ChallengedIt should be no surprise that bitcoin has long dominated the digital currency market – but there’s evidence that this narrative could be changing. (+) A Safe Approach To Doubling Your Money? More Than One ExistsDouble your money on an investment? The phrase represents a holy grail for many. […]

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18 March 2017

Headlines Exodus Makes Blockchain Technology Fun to Bring Non-Techies into the Fold!This is a sponsored story. Blockchain isn’t just for geeks. But because it’s such a new technology, many people aren’t warming up to it and gaining the many benefits that cryptocurrencies can offer them. Exodus, a multi-digital-asset wallet with the ShapeShift exchange built in, […]

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17 March 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Support Weakens in Dip Below $1,200After several days of rangebound trading, bitcoin’s price took a tumble today, dropping below the $1,200 mark. US Treasury Bureau Issues Guidelines for Fintech Bank ChartersThe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has released additional detail […]

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16 March 2017

Headlines Ethereum Rises Stratospherically to New All-Time HighEthereum is mooning. The currency has risen above $40 in the past 24 hours, with its market cap nearing $4 billion, while overall trading volumes are not far off from bitcoin. At Poloniex, eth has actually surpassed bitcoin’s dollar trading volumes, rising above $10 million. In eth’s main […]

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15 March 2017

Headlines ‘Super UASF’: Could a Clever Idea Break Bitcoin’s Scaling Deadlock?An experimental ‘user-activated soft fork’ for pushing through a controversial bitcoin code change took another step forward this week Bitcoin Unlimited Suffers Setback After Bug Crashes SoftwareBitcoin Unlimited (BU), which has been touted as being the fix to Bitcoin’s blockchain transaction backlog, has suffered a […]

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14 March 2017

Headlines EU Law Enforcement: Digital Currency is Impeding InvestigationsLaw enforcement agencies in the EU have said that the growing use of digital currencies is impairing their efforts. Bitcoin Core Supporter Threatens Zero Day Exploit if Bitcoin Unlimited HardforksEditor’s note: The article has been updated to remove references to Bitcoin Core contributor Eric Lombrozo, who has confirmed to […]

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13 March 2017

Headlines Bitcoin’s Price is Already Back Above Pre-ETF Rejection LevelsAfter dropping nearly $300 within minutes of a decision by the SEC on Friday, bitcoin has edged up steadily again. Natural Gas Pegged for Next ING, SocGen Blockchain TestTwo European banks are already planning a follow-up to a blockchain supply chain test announced in February. Bitcoin […]

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12 March 2017

Headlines Google Ventures Conducts First FinTech InvestmentCurrencycloud, a London fintech world leader in cross-border payments, announced that it has raised £20 million ($25 million) from Google’s venture capital arm, GV, according to a company statement. GV, the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc. and formerly known as Google Ventures, joins other investors to the five-year-old […]

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11 March 2017

Headlines Bitclub Performs Malleability Attack Against BitcoinThe bitcoin network appears to be under attack once again. BitClub initiated a transaction malleability attack against the bitcoin network yesterday afternoon. Users are advised to exert caution when checking up on bitcoin transactions. It appears Jim Hilliard is the one responsible for this attack, albeit his motives remain […]

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10 March 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Closing Out The Week For A ProfitSo here we are at the final day of the week, and in all honesty, it’s been a pretty dull one. There’s not been too much tradable action, and that which we have seen has come to the downside, giving us just a few short […]

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9 March 2017

Headlines Japanese Zaif Exchange Treat Bitcoin Chain Altcoin BTU TickerBitcoin Unlimited continues to create a lot of controversy among cryptocurrency companies. The Zaif exchange admitted they would add the Bitcoin Unlimited blockchain if a split is to occur. However, they will treat BU as a separate currency, rather than calling it Bitcoin. This goes to […]

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8 March 2017

Headlines Why Bitcoin Remittance Companies Are Still Shrugging Off SwiftFinancial messaging giant Swift may have introduced new payments tech, but bitcoin startups still feel confident about their role in the industry. South Indian State Kerala to Launch Blockchain AcademyThe state of Kerala, situated along the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent, will be home to […]

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7 March 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This Evening?In this morning’s analysis, we focused on the correction that was happening in the bitcoin price, and put forward our near term expectations for this correction. Specifically, and for those that missed the coverage, we noted that our focus was strongly biased towards the upside, based on […]

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6 March 2017

Headlines First FinTech Fund for Inclusion of the Underserved Raises $141 MillionThe first FinTech fund created to help the underserved has closed, reaching millions in capital contributions, which will go toward people and companies who need assistance in the financial sector. The Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund closed with $141 million in capital contributions. This is […]

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5 March 2017

Headlines BoJ: Blockchain Could Come Under Dark Cloud Amid DAO HackThe Bank of Japan’s director has said that it’s important to constantly engage in taking measures against threats made to the blockchain or else it could impact the technology’s credibility and hinder its development. Speaking at the third meeting of the FinTech Forum, Shigehiro Kuwabara, […]

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4 March 2017

Headlines Investment Blogger Explains Why He Won’t Buy Into A Bitcoin ETF Any Time SoonMatt Thalman, a blogger for ino.com, a market trader website, does not intend to invest in bitcoin if a bitcoin ETF is approved in the near future, according to a recent blog post. He views bitcoin as still too new to […]

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3 March 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Gains Usage in Nigeria Despite CBN WarningNigeria is witnessing an increase in the use of bitcoin despite the Central Bank of Nigeria issuing a warning on the currency in January. A depreciation of the Naria, increased interest in Ponzi schemes, and heightened understanding of digital currencies have made it easier for Nigerians to […]

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2 March 2017

Headlines North Dakota Bitcoin Bill Fails in House VoteA bill that would have enabled North Dakota’s government officials to study virtual currency regulation has failed. Bitcoin Price Watch; Mixing Things Up For $1,200For this evening’s analysis, we’re going to do something a little different. Those that were with us this morning will know that we […]

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1 March 2017

Headlines Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin’s Design Can Withstand Quantum Computer AttackCould the NSA build a quantum computer that could break bitcoin? Bitcoin visionary Andreas Antonopoulos addressed this question in an audiotaped presentation posted on SoundCloud. “It is certain that the NSA has already built quantum computers because Google has one at their data center, and if […]

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