31 May 2017

Headlines [Another] ‘Big Three’ Chinese Exchange OKCoin Enables Ethereum TradingBeijing-based bitcoin trading platform OKCoin has joined the growing list of exchanges to launch trading of Ethereum, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. In an announcement today, OKCoin announced the formal launch of Ethereum (ETH) trading, with deposits and withdrawals for the cryptocurrency officially enabled […]

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30 May 2017

Headlines Are Boom Times Back on for Ethereum and Bitcoin?The past few days have seen a roller-coaster ride of such scale and intensity that makes it somewhat rare even for this space. Bitcoin dived nearly $1,000, to then somewhat recover, but still stands around $500 below its all-time high. Ethereum, on the other hand, after […]

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29 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis 05/29/2017 – Major Correction Still PlayBitcoin price is currently testing an area of interest on its 4-hour time frame and is still deciding whether to bounce or to break. Is China Waking up to Ethereum?On May 27, Huobi, one of the three leading bitcoin exchanges in China alongside BTCC and OKCoin, […]

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28 May 2017

Headlines Consensus 2017 Recap: Panels Cast Wide Net for Blockchain DiscussionsA look back at some of the fascinating and diverse panels that took place at Consensus 2017 this week. Analyst Predicts Price Correction For EthereumEthereum, which has been on an explosive growth trend, could be due for a price correction, according to Nicola Duke, an […]

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27 May 2017

Headlines Ethereum Briefly Accounts For 50% of Bitcoin’s Market Cap After Strong RallyAfter surpassing the market cap of Ripple and reclaiming its spot as the second largest cryptocurrency or cryptoasset, Ethereum’s market cap briefly accounted for 50 percent of bitcoin’s market cap. On May 24, Ethereum’s market cap surpassed the $20 billion mark for the […]

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26 May 2017

Headlines Coinbase Issues Make It More Difficult Sustain Bitcoin Bull RunThe recent Bitcoin bull run has been pretty impressive. With prices spiking to over US$2,700, people felt nothing could stop Bitcoin any time soon. Unfortunately, this sharp increase has come to an abrupt halt. Nothing can go up in value indefinitely, after all. However, the […]

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25 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin’s Price Tumbles More Than $400 From New HighBitcoin prices fell sharply today after setting a new all-time high above $2,700 on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Bank of Canada: DLT Won’t Replace Canada’s Payment SystemCanada’s central bank likely won’t launch a wholesale payment system based solely on distributed ledger tech. Bitcoin Price […]

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24 May 2017

Headlines Digital Currency Market Cap Crosses $90 Billion(!)Led by the likes of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin, the total value of the cryptocurrency market is going vertical, nearly tripling in size since the turn of May. Bitcoin’s total market cap struck $40 billion for the first time in history today, with over $1.6 billion in […]

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23 May 2017

Headlines MAS Installs Regional FinTech Network to Boost Adoption in AsiaThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has inked a FinTech cooperation agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to push for the adoption of financial technologies in Asia. Singapore’s central bank and the IFC, a World Bank Group member that is primarily tasked to encourage […]

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22 May 2017

Headlines One for All? Citi, DTCC and PwC Talk Blockchain Teamwork at Consensus 2017Enterprise blockchain was on full display at Consensus 2017 in New York City today. It’s Happening? Blockstream Opens ‘Liquid’ Sidechain in BetaBitcoin startup Blockstream’s first sidechain, dubbed Liquid, is launching in beta on the live bitcoin network. Banks Offering Cryptocurrency Services? A […]

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21 May 2017

Headlines Czech Republic’s Largest Online Retailer Alza Now Accepts BPRetailers all over the world are taking a closer look at Bitcoin payments. Especially companies active in online retail can benefit from accepting Bitcoin. The largest online retailer in the Czech Republic has made the bold decision to accept BTC from now on. Alza is a […]

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20 May 2017

Headlines Russia is Going Through an Economic RecoveryRussia has always been a bit of an unusual country when it comes to finances. Interestingly enough, the financial system in this country is on the mend, which paints a positive outlook. Considering how the local government wants to take a positive stance on Bitcoin, it is evident […]

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19 May 2017

Headlines Russia’s Largest Exchange is Using Blockchain to Lure Global InvestorsMoscow Exchange Group is working on a blockchain solution using Hyperledger Fabric that it hopes will increase trust from the international community. SegWit Activation Complete, Litecoin Charts a Course for the FutureA new roadmap unveiled this week showcases that the team developing the litecoin blockchain […]

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18 May 2017

Headlines Barry Silbert Leads a Grand Compromise in the Bitcoin Scalability DebateFollowing a breakdown of bitcoin’s network whereby more than 200,000 transactions remain stuck and unable to move after 48 hours, Barry Silbert, founder of the Digital Currency Group and investor in a number of bitcoin businesses publicly stated: I agree to immediately support the […]

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17 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Spreads Are Narrowing But Gaps RemainAs Bitfinex’s banking challenges fade, the spread between prices observed on its order books and others internationally is falling. Ledger Hardware Wallets Will Integrate Support for XRPHardware cryptocurrency wallets have quickly become the norm these days. Consumers are looking for secure ways to store their digital assets. […]

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16 May 2017

Headlines Brazil’s Central Bank Plans FinTech Regulations for Recession RespiteThe Central Bank of Brazil is eyeing regulations for the FinTech sector this year to help industry startups and companies to enter and expand in the country currently reeling from a recession. According to a Reuters report today, the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) – the […]

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15 May 2017

Headlines Beth: A Closed-End Fund Using the Ethereum Blockchain for Smart InvestmentsBack in the day, iconic investors like George Soros used the best possible judgment they could come up with to find new market opportunities. Later on, came the “quants”, who managed to find opportunities with the use of computer algorithms and statistics. For Wall […]

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14 May 2017

Headlines Europe’s Influence Over Bitcoin Price Could be MinimalPrior to the 2017 French Presidential election which came to a conclusion on May 7, there has been a lot of talks around then Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and her mid-term strategy to detach France from the European Union (EU). Emmanuel Macron, the current president-elect who […]

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13 May 2017

Headlines Palestine Plans to Issue a Digital Currency in the Next 5 YearsQuite a few countries and regions are contemplating creating their own digital currency. Given the popularity of Bitcoin, that is anything but surprising. The latest region to unveil their plans is none other than Palestine. The local monetary authority has warmed up to […]

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12 May 2017

Headlines $2.6 Million Bids for Just One Ethereum Name, $13.5 Million Bids in TotalMaybe you’re just catching up with all this blockchain, smart contracts, DAO stuff, but you need to keep up because there seems to be a new gold rush in ethereum spurred by the launch of the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). It’s barely […]

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11 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis 05/11/2017 – It Ever Make a Correction?Bitcoin price has set another record high and might be poised to keep heading further north, but it needs to draw in more bulls before doing so. Cryptocurrency Market Cap Swells Past $50 BillionThe cryptocurrency ecosystem is on a roll, as its total market capitalization […]

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10 May 2017

Headlines (+) Bitcoin & Ethereum: Trading the News Versus Trading the ChartsThe past few days have been tumultuous to say the least.  As you may have guessed, I have been receiving lots of emails and commentary.  There is a recurrent theme I would like to address.  We won’t hope to solve the debate here, but […]

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9 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin is Improving Lives of Women Farmers in ZimbabweThis article is part of an ongoing series called Across Africa with Bitcoin, detailing the writer’s current journey in exploring financial inclusion through Bitcoin in multiple countries across Africa. Bitcoin keeps changing lives around the world, and Africa is no exception. One of the difficult economic […]

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8 May 2017

Headlines Litecoin is Giving New Life to Bitcoin’s Most Experimental TechAn upgrade to the litecoin codebase is inspiring new strategies from blockchain developers seeking eventually to build on bitcoin. Stellar Lumens Invade Top 10 CryptoCurrencies with 131 Percent Growth RateStellar Lumens started making waves over the weekend sending shivers down the spines of the elite […]

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7 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD To Retarget $1700Key Points Bitcoin price soared higher this past week above $1680 (data feed from SimpleFX) against the US Dollar. There are two bullish trend lines formed with support at $1550 and $1525 on the 4-hours chart of BTC/USD. The price may extend its current trend, and […]

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6 May 2017

Headlines Crypto Capital Influx Hints at Positive Bitcoin Price EvolutionPeople often wonder if it is too late to invest in Bitcoin Every year, the answer is no. The Bitcoin price continues to go up in value, especially for people who hold cryptocurrency for the long-term. The year 2017 will be no different in this regard. […]

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5 May 2017

Headlines Indian IT Giant Wipro Joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance as Founding MemberIndian IT services and consulting powerhouse Wipro has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) as a founding member to develop enterprise-grade blockchain solutions. In an announcement yesterday, Wipro revealed that it has already been working with the Ethereum blockchain to develop solutions for […]

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4 May 2017

Headlines Australia Reaffirms Pledge to Fix Bitcoin Tax IssueAustralia’s government is pushing ahead with plans to solve the “double taxation” problem of digital currencies in the country. Digital Currencies Reach a $42 Billion Market CapThe market cap of all digital currencies just surpassed $42 billion, up $4 billion in just one day from $38 billion […]

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3 May 2017

Headlines Microsoft’s Blockchain Supply Chain Project Grows to 13 PartnersMicrosoft’s blockchain supply chain effort has gained the support of several large retailers, according to the CEO of founding member Mojix. Bitcoin Price Watch; 1500 Becomes An Upside TargetSo that’s another day done in our bitcoin trading efforts, and we’ve mainly been executing on our intrarange […]

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2 May 2017

Headlines Japan Legalises Bitcoin; Price Goes through the RoofBitcoin price has almost jumped 7 percent in the initial two days of May to reach a record high of $1469.56 on Tuesday. The Bitcoin price which now nears the record high of $1500 is spurred by the spike in demand from Japan, following the legalization of […]

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1 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin, Ethereum Boom Pushes Digital Currencies to $38 Billion Market CapThe total market cap of all digital currencies has increased by almost $10 billion in just one week, rising from around $29 billion on April 22nd 2017 to now stand at $37.8 billion, an all-time high. The market cap has more than doubled since […]

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