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 Ethereum Meets Zcash? Why IPFS Plans a Multi-Blockchain BrowserJuan Benet, the creator of decentralized data-storing protocol IPFS, has big plans for connecting blockchains across the planet, and beyond… Portfolio App Stockfolio Adds Bitcoin & Altcoin Price SupportIt is evident mainstream traders are paying more attention to cryptocurrency. Not only are they looking at bitcoin […]

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28 April 2017

Headlines South Korean Bitcoin Exchange Suffers $5 Million Hack, Issues Bitfinex-Like TokensSouth Korean bitcoin exchange Yapizon was hacked earlier this week, losing more than US$5 million worth of user funds and bitcoin. According to the exchange’s official statement translated by CCN, four hot wallets of the exchange were hacked by an unknown group of hackers. […]

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27 April 2017

Headlines Bitcoin’s DC Debut: All Eyes Watch the US Government’s ResponseBitcoin regulatory expert Jerry Brito recounts the tech’s early days in Washington, DC, and the work that went into its successful regulatory debut. Japanese Banks Trial Virtual Currency For Funds TransfersMembers of Japanese bank consortium focused on blockchain is set to test a virtual currency-based […]

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26 April 2017

Headlines 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 significantly. On Twitter, the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, said: On May 2, 2017, the following will be delisted: BBR, BITS, C2, CURE, HZ, IOC, MYR, […]

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25 April 2017

Headlines The SEC is Now Weighing an Ethereum ETF ProposalThe SEC has quietly begun the process of deciding whether to approve an exchange-traded fund for the digital asset ether. California’s Version of BitLicense Returns As Legal ProposalPolicymakers continue to oppose bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in certain regions of the world. California legislators have tried to introduce […]

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24 April 2017

Headlines Weekly Round-Up and Cryptocurrency Markets UpdateNo consensus was reached last week towards Bitcoin scaling, in fact, the battle is getting protracted with each camp holding an entrenched status. Quite interestingly, Bitcoin price breached the $1200 line in midst of all the hostility and even went beyond $1300, however it has since reverted to the […]

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23 April 2017

Headlines Weekly Analysis: Litecoin, France, and North Korea in the SpotlightAs the last polls before the first round of the presidential election show a move towards the moderate Macron and Marine Le Pen, stocks are expected to benefit in the beginning of the week, as the run-off between those two candidates is considered a “safe” […]

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22 April 2017

Headlines How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for RemittancesWho said bitcoin’s volatility is bad? A new remittance service is showing how price differentials could power cheap money transfers. 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 […]

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21 April 2017

Headlines 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 Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger project. The central bank and Soramitsu have entered a co-development agreement to study […]

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20 April 2017

Headlines US Government Watchdog: ‘Unclear’ If New DLT Rules NeededThe US Government Accountability Office (GAO) believes that the question of whether new blockchain regulations are needed remains an open one. Bitcoin to Gain Legal Status in India, Reports Local MediaA televised news report from CNBC India on 20th April reveals that the Indian government is leaning […]

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19 April 2017

Headlines Japanese Government Unveils Evaluation Process for Blockchain PlatformsIn a month where bitcoin gains prominence in Japan’s mainstream after the cryptocurrency saw recognition as a legal method of payment, the Japanese government has revealed a method to evaluate blockchain platforms that are widely expected to transform a number of industries. Published [PDF] by the Ministry of […]

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18 April 2017

Headlines Japan’s Government Develops Method for Assessing BlockchainsOne of Japan’s government ministries has developed a new methodology for evaluating blockchain projects. Need To Liquidate Confiscated Bitcoin Calls For New Laws In BelgiumBelgium’s justice minister, Koen Geens, has advised the government that the country’s laws need to cover virtual currencies like bitcoin, according to HLN. He […]

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17 April 2017

Headlines Goldman Sachs Managing Director Joins Blockchain Startup ChainBlockchain startup Chain has named a Goldman Sachs managing director as its new president. Las Vegas Club Installs Bitcoin ATM, Records Memberships on BlockchainMixing up bitcoin with gentlemanly entertainment has been a popular idea, judging by the traffic at the recently-opened Legends Club in Las Vegas. To […]

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16 April 2017

Headlines ‘User-Generated Currency’: Bitcoin and the YouTube of MoneyWhy the ability of blockchain technologies to create many currencies could create a ‘long tail’ of new commerce opportunities. Blockchain Capital Raises $10 Million ICO for VC Startup FundBlockchain Capital recently raised $10 million for a venture capital fund, Blockchain Capital III Digital Liquid Venture Fund, LP, […]

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15 April 2017

Headlines New Shadow Brokers Release Spells Big Problems For Banks Connected To SWIFT NetworkA lot of people have been keeping a close eye on information released by The Shadow Brokers. Even though the group did not get any bitcoins for their hacked NSA tools, the threat is far from over. In its latest release, the […]

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14 April 2017

Headlines Zcash Releases Software Fix After Denial-of-Service Bug DiscoveryThe development team behind the zcash project has released a new software update following the discovery of a denial-of-service vulnerability. Number of Unconfirmed Bitcoin Transactions is on The Rise AgainBitcoin network congestion continues to pose problems in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Albeit things seemed to have calmed down, […]

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13 April 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; How We’re Responding To TodaySo that’s another day done for our bitcoin price trading, and what a day it’s been. This morning we noted that we might see some sideways action heading into the weekend, and that the low volume that should come about on the back of the Easter break […]

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12 April 2017

Headlines Variant of Dreaded IoT Botnet Mirai Found Mining BitcoinThe Mirai botnet has begun using a Windows Trojan to expand with bitcoin mining capability. IBM’s secruity research team X-Force found a new variant of the malware ELF Linux/Mirai with the built-in bitcoin mining capability. The Mirai botnet was created to find and embed onto Internet of Things […]

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11 April 2017

Headlines Qatar Commercial Bank Completes International Money Transfer Blockchain PilotQatar’s Commercial Bank completes a successful blockchain remittance pilot that will lead to commercial cross-border transfers. Bitcoin’s Latest Scaling Twist: Support is Building for a UASFWill the ‘economic majority’ prevail? The latest twist in bitcoin’s scaling debate is a backlash movement against its mining community. Bitcoin […]

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10 April 2017

Headlines Mirai, The Infamous Internet of Things Army, Can Now Mine BitcoinA new version of an infamous botnet has been detected – and this version is equipped to mine bitcoin. Vitalik Buterin Doubles Down on Ethereum Incentive StrategyAt a Malta event, Vitalik Buterin, the creator of ethereum, argued further for the role incentives play in […]

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9 April 2017

Headlines Nearly 1 in 3 Bitcoin Miners Isn’t Voting Either SegWit Or UnlimitedThere is no shortage of drama in the bitcoin world these days, that much is certain. SegWit and Unlimited are still dominating news headlines these days It is rather troublesome to see so many miners still not signaling either solution, though. After all, […]

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8 April 2017

Headlines Ethereum’s Difficulty Bomb: All Smoke, No Fire?Members of the ethereum community mostly seem unconcerned about an upcoming technical change, despite risks inherent in the update. The Hidden History of Bitcoin UnlimitedA deep dive into the history of Bitcoin Unlimited, a bitcoin implementation seeking to become the dominant software on the network. Cambridge University’s Bitcoin […]

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7 April 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis for 04/07/2017 – Supported by Risk-off FlowsBitcoin price is still moving inside its ascending channel and could be due for a quick correction to the support. KnC Miner CEO Hinted Secret Advantage Chinese Miner November 2016The bitcoin community has found yet another topic to debate about. It became evident there may […]

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6 April 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Hardware Maker Canaan Calls for Mining Industry ChangesOne of the industry’s largest mining chip manufacturers is weighing in on new controversy surrounding how miners engage with the network. Use or Speculation: What’s Driving Ripple’s Price to All-Time Highs?Is XRP’s recent price rally the result of Ripple’s recent progress or ‘pump and dump’ traders? […]

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5 April 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Investments in The Ukraine Quintuple Throughout 2016Every part of the world can benefit greatly from bitcoin and blockchain technology. Ukraine seems to be warming up to both concepts as of late. In fact, the region has seen significant bitcoin investment increases. That is quite a significant development and a positive sign of what […]

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4 April 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Blitzes Beyond $1,150, Prices Up 8% in AprilBitcoin prices scaled above $1,150 on Tuesday, reaching a high of $1,162 on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI) to continue a strong start to the month. Bitcoin prices are firmly on the rebound in April as prices continue an upward climb since the turn after March. […]

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3 April 2017

Headlines Kim Dotcom’s Bitcache Preview Reveals Built-in Bitcoin PaymentsAn early video by internet entrepreneur and bitcoin advocate Kim Dotcom has revealed a brief peek at his Bitcache platform will make use of bitcoin for payments. The early sneak preview was released by Dotcom to over half a million followers on Twitter on Sunday. Dotcom highlights […]

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2 April 2017

Headlines (+) Weekly Analysis: Stocks at Decision Point, Altcoins Still on FireThe most important cryptocurrency scared bulls last weekend as it spiked lower to $900 before recovering above $1000 during the week. The currency was stable in the last few days, and that might prove to be the calm before the storm. Bulls have the […]

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1 April 2017

Headlines Blockchain Entertainment Studio Ropes in Hollywood Talent as AdvisorSingularDTV, a blockchain entertainment studio and rights management platform building a decentralized entertainment industry on the Ethereum blockchain, is moving forward with plans for a science fiction TV series about how decentralization will bring new systems that guide the world into the next level of human […]

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