30 April 2017

Headlines Op-Ed: Formally Submitted Comments to the SEC to Approve the Ethereum ETF“We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land… we must think big and dream even […]

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29 April 2017

Headlines (+) Weekly Analysis: Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Bitcoin, Augur & RippleThis week was outstanding for cryptocurrencies. And, I expect next week will be even more so. I will give a brief rundown of many of the more actively traded coins, ending with my favorite of the day. Spotify Acquires Blockchain Startup MediachainSpotify, a music streaming […]

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28 April 2017

Headlines State Banking Regulators Sue US Treasury Bureau Over Fintech Charter ProposalState banking officials are suing the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) over its plan to create a special purpose national bank charter for FinTech firms. The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) claims the plan violates federal banking law, according to […]

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27 April 2017

Headlines Antbleed: Bitcoin’s Newest New Controversy ExplainedBitcoin’s latest controversy centers on a vulnerability found in mining chips, but the story only gets weirder from there. Japanese Banks to Test Blockchain Money Transfers Blockchain Using Digital CurrenciesA number of Japanese banks are reportedly set to test domestic fund transfers using digital currencies over a blockchain as […]

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26 April 2017

Headlines Ripple Adds 10 New Financial Firms to ‘Blockchain Network’Ten new partners have joined Ripple’s “blockchain network,” which focuses on cross-border transactions and DLT standards. Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex Set to Delist 17 AltcoinsCryptocurrency exchange Poloniex recently announced that it will be delisting 17 altcoins, effective May 2, which saw the price of the coins drop […]

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25 April 2017

Headlines Ethereum Prediction Market Gnosis’ ICO Raises $12.5 Million in Minutes at $300 Million ValuationThe Ethereum based prediction market, Gnosis, has raised around $12.5 million in just ten minutes, giving the project a valuation of $300 million due to the way the token sale was designed. The project used a Dutch auction model which is […]

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24 April 2017

Headlines Blockchain Could Expand Central Bank Access, Says Bank of JapanCentral banks could allow access around the clock if they used blockchains, a senior Bank of Japan official speculated last week. AsicBoost Increases Profits by 2,000% For Bitcoin Miners If Utilized Covertly: AntonopoulosOn April 5, Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell introduced the possibility of inhibiting […]

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23 April 2017

Headlines What’s to Do Before Ethereum Enters ‘Metropolis’?A look at what’s still to do for ethereum developers working on the Metropolis upgrade – the platform’s third of four planned stages. Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Monstrous Bullish TrendKey Points Bitcoin price is currently trading higher and well above the $1300 handle against the US Dollar. […]

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22 April 2017

Headlines Florida May Pass Bill To Introduce More BTC Regulation Under AML LawsBitcoin users often get scrutinized by government officials for no apparent reason. In the State of Florida, anyone using bitcoin may soon find themselves as a person of interest in a money laundering investigation. Lawmakers aim to pass a bill that adds virtual […]

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21 April 2017

Headlines 8-Hour Miner Meeting Ends With Litecoin Scaling AgreementLitecoin’s scaling debate may be coming to an end. Cambodia’s Central Bank Taps Blockchain for Public Payment SystemThe National Bank of Cambodia is working toward a blockchain payment system for its citizens in partnership with Japanese industry startup Soramitsu. The startup is notably affiliated with the Linux […]

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20 April 2017

Headlines Coinbase ReleaseToken, An Ethereum-oriented Secure Messaging AppBitcoin exchanges are always looking for new opportunities to expand their market presence. Coinbase recently announced project Token, which is quite an intriguing concept. It combines private and secure messaging with an Ethereum wallet and a browser for Ethereum-based applications. The application is available in the form of […]

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19 April 2017

Headlines US Dollars on the Blockchain? Fed VP Says Not Yet at MIT EventThe US dollar is not the “low-hanging fruit” for blockchain innovation, according to an executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution PlatformA subsidiary of banking giant BNP Paribas has revealed it is utilizing blockchain […]

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18 April 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; 1300 On The Cards?Alrighty then. Things are really starting to pick up in the bitcoin price now, and we’re seeing some strength pretty much across the board in the bitcoin space. Whether it’s the fundamental concerns that plagued sentiment a few weeks ago lifting, or simply that volume is shifting away […]

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17 April 2017

Headlines Kraken Adds Support for Dash as Weekly Prices Spike 25%San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has now enabled support for Dash, a cryptocurrency that has gained nearly 700% in value since the turn of the year. Kraken has announced the integration of Dash to its trading platform last week, with multiple pairs including fiat options […]

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16 April 2017

Headlines Are We at the Brink of an Industrial Revolution?“When Horace Jones was re-imagining Old Billingsgate Market, Britain was in the throes of its Second Industrial Revolution – a time of mass innovation that changed the way people lived, worked and interacted.” So said Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, in a speech […]

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15 April 2017

Headlines Matchpool: The ICO ‘Scandal’ That Wasn’tIt’s been a bumpy ride from the heights of a successful ICO to allegations of an ‘exit scam’. What’s been going on at Matchpool? Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Ledger Secures $7 Million More In Series A Funding, Announces RoadmapLedger, a blockchain security provider that offers products for the blockchain market, including […]

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14 April 2017

Headlines (+) Long Term Bitcoin AnalysisBitcoin (BTC) extended upside movement against the US Dollar (USD) on Thursday to a weekly high of 1229, rallying the price of BTC/USD to more than 1200, the psychological number, as Japan legalized the cryptocurrency as online payment method while Russia is also mulling over to authorize the cryptocurrency. The […]

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13 April 2017

Headlines Talk of 2018 Bitcoin Legalization Premature: Bank of Russia OfficialDays after the Russian deputy minister for finance hinted at the possibility of legally recognizing bitcoin next year, a central bank official has poured scorn on such expectations. Earlier this week, Alexei Moiseev, deputy finance minister of the Russian federation who notably led the effort […]

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12 April 2017

Headlines Sweden Incorporates Iran Investment Firm Using Only BitcoinSweden has opened a route for unbanked startups to incorporate with bitcoin accounts, and boosted investments in Iran at the same time. Litecoin Price Rises as Segwit Heads for ActivationLitecoin’s price rose some 20% today following news that BW was signaling for segregated witnesses (segwit), a protocol […]

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11 April 2017

Headlines Monax Adds Blockchain Code to Hyperledger GitHub RepositoryThe Monax ‘Burrow’ codebase has officially been accepted by Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee for incubation. Exchange Bug Discovery Averts Ethereum Token TheftThe discovery of a coding error has brought to light an issue that could put ethereum-based tokens held at exchanges at risk of theft. ICO Analysis: […]

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10 April 2017

Headlines Britain’s Regulator Opens Potentially Historical Consultation on Blockchain TechnologyChristopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the FCA, welcomed innovation in an opening speech at Innovate Finance Global Summit in London where he said: “as long as firms are developing innovative products, services and solutions that offer better outcomes for consumers, we’re open […]

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9 April 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Gaining MomentumKey Points Bitcoin price after a couple of downside swings started recovering and moved above $1160 against the US Dollar. There are a few bullish trend lines formed with support at $1160 and $1140 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD. The price is […]

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8 April 2017

Headlines Cambridge University’s Bitcoin Study Reveals Some Intriguing StatisticsIt is always good to see an official university study regarding bitcoin usage. A new report by Cambridge University paints a bright future for bitcoin. In fact, the number of active bitcoin users has been increasing, which is positive to see. Moreover, it appears the line between […]

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7 April 2017

Headlines Australia Delays Promise to End Bitcoin Double TaxationOver a year after the Australian government promised to put an end to the double taxation of bitcoin purchases, authorities are yet to formally legislate the changes. Under still-current rules mandated by the Australian Tax Office, bitcoin is seen as an “intangible” property. By definition then, bitcoin […]

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6 April 2017

Headlines An Ethereum Voting Scheme That Doesn’t Give Away Your VoteIn Malta this week, researchers revealed a proposal for secure blockchain voting that involves no third party for privacy or tallying votes. Bitcoin Core Runs “Trolling Campaigns”, Says Lightning Network DeveloperJoseph Poon, Lightning Network developer, has publicly stated today that Bitcoin Core has “a secret […]

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5 April 2017

Headlines Blockchain Capital Releases New Details on Ethereum ICO TokenVenture firm Blockchain Capital has released new details about a forthcoming token sale aimed to raise money for its new startup fund. Bitcoin Romania Partners Smith & Smith on Unique Payment Service, Bringing Customers to the Digital AgeBitcoin Romania, Romania’s leading bitcoin exchange, brokerage and ATM […]

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4 April 2017

Headlines GAW Miners SEC Case Set for 2018 Court DateA notable cryptocurrency case could advance to court as soon as early 2018, according to new filings. Blockchain Startup Wyre Acquires Remitsy for China Market PushA blockchain cross-border startup has acquired one of its competitors as part of an undisclosed deal. Why the US Department of […]

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3 April 2017

Headlines Litecoin Price Doubles, Thanks to SegWit?Litecoin has more than doubled in the past five days, rising from around $4.30 to just under $9.50 after months of no activity. The reason appears to be segregated witnesses (segwit), a protocol upgrade that facilitates the Lightning Network and, potentially, sidechains. Segwit is currently going through the activation […]

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2 April 2017

Headlines Law Firms in Singapore and Malaysia Launch FinTech PracticeTwo law firms in Singapore and Malaysia have launched fintech practices as the growth of the financial technology sector continues to gain pace in both countries. Singapore-based Allen & Gledhill and Malaysia-based Rahmat Lim & Partners, which is also an associate firm of Allen & Gledhill, […]

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1 April 2017

Headlines (+) The Week in Review: Cryptocurrencies Shine as Global Stocks RiseThe correction that took hold of global stock markets last week didn’t last too long and the leaders of the rally, namely the Nasdaq and the DAX, were once again flirting with all-time highs this week. The US healthcare bill debate was put on […]

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