31 May 2017

Headlines As Recommended Fees Go Past $2, Bitcoin Direly Needs a Scaling SolutionBitcoin needs to scale urgently and the necessity of a scaling solution is being clearly shown on the rapidly rising fee market. Currently, bitcoin users have to attach a fee of 420 satoshis/byte in order to have transaction confirmed relatively quickly. Since the […]

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30 May 2017

Headlines Bit by Bit – the Growing Calls for Bitlicensing in the Wake of Global CyberattacksIn this guest column, Netanella Treistman of Israeli law firm Yigal Arnon & Co. examines the growing pressure on global governments to issue Bitcoin licenses to manage the cryptocurrency-related concerns. Earlier this month, hackers executed a global cyberattack, reportedly attacking […]

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29 May 2017

Headlines OneGram Launches $500 Million ICO for Sharia-Compliant Gold-Backed Digital CurrencyOnegram, a Sharia-compliant cryptocurrency backed by gold is seeking $500 million with its crowdsale of 12 million OGC tokens which launched as Ramadan began on Friday. As a cryptocurrency, OneGram sees each coin backed by one gram at launch at its launch, with OneGram’s developers […]

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28 May 2017

Headlines (+) Cryptocurrency Update: Strong Bounce After the MassacreThe major coins are sporting massive gains this morning after the crash of the previous sessions with Bitcoin trading near the $2250 level after bouncing off the $1875 support. As long as the short-term downtrend is intact, bounces should be treated with a grain of salt, while […]

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27 May 2017

Headlines $2,500…$2,700…$1,850. It’s a Bitcoin Price RollercoasterThe corrective course of bitcoin price sees the cryptocurrency hit a low of $,1850 on Bitstamp. The figure is a 7-day low in a week that saw bitcoin reach an all-time high beyond $2,750. The sharp drop follows fears of a bubble among observers this week. The narrative for […]

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26 May 2017

Headlines Skeptical of ICOs? Investor Vinny Lingham Can Change Your Mind With a MarkerThe blockchain startup launched by Gyft founder Vinny Lingham is planning to launch an ICO. Bitcoin Price Could See 47% Correction at $2,800, Claims AnalystBitcoin price could experience a 47 percent price correction at $2,800 one bitcoin analyst predicted after witnessing a record $2,791.70 high […]

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25 May 2017

Headlines Consensus 2017: Advice From a Lawyer to ICOs: ‘Don’t Be Stupid’The legality of the ICO as a funding vehicle was discussed on day three of CoinDesk’s annual Consensus event. How Blockchain Tech Could Move Self-Driving Cars Into the Fast LaneWith autonomous cars on the horizon, blockchain startups are eagerly building IoT systems for the […]

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24 May 2017

Headlines All Digital Currencies Are up as Boom Times ArriveSpring has brought green everywhere. Just pick a digital currency and I’ll tell you it is up 10%, 30%, 60% and some even more. You have to scroll down quite a bit to find any red, as a sea of green descends everywhere with the market […]

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23 May 2017

Headlines Blockchain Consortium R3 Raises Record $107 MillionThe global banking blockchain consortium led by R3 has raised a record $107 million in a fundraising round, the largest single investment in a blockchain company to date. New York-based blockchain firm R3, which leads the global namesake blockchain consortium, has announced the completion of the second if […]

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22 May 2017

Headlines Healthcare IT Firm Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project, Codebases ActivatedUS firm Change Healthcare has joined the Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger blockchain consortium. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Announces Technical BoardThe Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, an organization comprised of the some of the most prominent names in blockchain, recently announced its inaugural Technical Steering Board. Focused on building out EtETH1.0, […]

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21 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Breaks $2,000 in Historic All-Time HighBitcoin price has, for the first time in its history, reached $2,000 and beyond during trading on Saturday. The world’s most prominent cryptocurrency began trading in 2017 at $1,000 per coin, with today’s new all-time high representing a doubling of value for bitcoin. On an average, bitcoin […]

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20 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp is Struggling…to Keep up with Increasing Customer DemandAfter recently accepting Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card purchases from U.S. customers, Bitstamp, one of the oldest bitcoin exchanges, has advised customers that its expanding customer base is resulting in longer service response times. The company’s phone service is currently offline, and it has […]

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19 May 2017

Headlines Gavin Andresen: Running a Full Bitcoin Node is a Waste of ResourcesAs the Bitcoin community grows, so will the different opinions of individual users. Gavin Andresen is often regarded as one of the most reliable people in Bitcoin. However, he recently tweeted something that upsets a lot of people. In his opinion, running a […]

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18 May 2017

Headlines 2,500 People Investing Bitcoin y Single Day Despite RBI WarningsIndia remains a critical region for Bitcoin adoption right now. Even though the local central bank advises consumers are cautious when dealing with Bitcoin, consumers are disregarding the warnings. In fact, it appears nearly 2,500 people invest in Bitcoin every single day. That is a […]

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17 May 2017

Headlines Xapo Users Now Pay Withdrawal Fees Themselves Due Mounting CostsQuite a few Bitcoin companies are passing transaction fees along to their users. This has been quite notable among cryptocurrency exchanges as of late. Xapo, a wallet and debit card provider, is now doing the same. In the next few days, all users will pay […]

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16 May 2017

Headlines SEC Petition Calls for Blockchain Token RulesA New York-based broker-dealer has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to propose rules for blockchain-based assets. Hype Watch: What’s Really Going on With Bitcoin and US Visas?In 1990, changes were made to US immigration law which allowed foreign investors to get into a sort of express lane […]

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15 May 2017

Headlines $1,700? Bitcoin’s Price is Up Even as its Tech Progress StallsAmid scaling battles and upgrade standstills, bitcoin’s price continues to rise. So what’s causing all the momentum? China’s Central Bank Establishes FinTech CommitteeThe People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, has announced the establishment of a FinTech committee. The PBOC has set up […]

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14 May 2017

Headlines Do Increased Social Media Mentions Boost Price Gains in Social Crypto-Assets?Blockchain analyst Chris Burniske noted a peculiar aspect of the crypto-asset world recently. “Burst of Facebook activity prior to 2 Dogecoin recent run. DOGE = equals one of the more socially geared crypto-assets.” Mr. Burniske’s comment underscores the importance to DOGE’s value of being […]

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13 May 2017

Headlines $600k for an Ethereum Name? A Thriving Auction Market Is UnderwayAn ethereum project aimed at decentralizing the domain space is winning enthusiasm – and investment dollars – from crypto investors. Op-ed: Ripple CTO Says Ripple Will Be “More Decentralized” Than BitcoinIn the age of grand proclamations such as those made by president Donald Trump, it seems […]

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12 May 2017

Headlines Ethereum Exchange Protocol Race Heats Up With ‘Swap’ LaunchMembers of the ethereum development community ConsenSys have unveiled a new peer-to-peer exchange protocol. UK’s National Health Service Hit in Global Ransomware WaveMultiple outlets are reporting a wave of ransomware attacks affecting the UK’s National Health Service as well as other firms throughout the world. Global […]

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11 May 2017

Headlines Litecoin Successfully Activates SegwitLitecoin is the biggest digital currency to successfully activate segwit which went live around 6PM London time on the 10th of May 2017 with segwit transactions now available for use depending on the litecoin wallet. The upgrade was overall smooth, despite a slight hiccup with one miner, F2Pool, which for a […]

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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 Vermont Includes Digital Currencies in New Money Transmitter LawVermont has passed a new bill into law updating its money transmission regulation to include that of digital currencies. The bill, HB 182, was first proposed in February by democratic representative William Botzow and five other sponsors and was signed into law May 4. Its addition to […]

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8 May 2017

Headlines CoinDesk Report: Advances in Blockchain Privacy & ConfidentialityCoinDesk has released its newest research report, a 50-page dive into blockchain technologies and the cutting-edge techniques advancing their utility. $25 Billion in 30 Days: Are Cryptocurrencies in a Bubble?The market cap of cryptocurrencies has surged nearly 80% over the last month, gaining more than $20bn in […]

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7 May 2017

Headlines Are Blockchains Key to the Future of Web Encryption?A deep dive into problems in the internet identity space and where blockchains could play a role. How Ripple is Targeting an Entirely Different Market to BitcoinBitcoin was introduced in 2009 as an alternative network to the global financial system monopolized by centralized institutions and strictly […]

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6 May 2017

Headlines Friedman LLP Audit Will Prove If Bitfinex Is Solvent Or NotIt is due time Bitfinex starts to take action regarding their ongoing issues. A lot of people claim the exchange is insolvent. However, the company states that is not the case. To prove their point, they are now hiring a third party to conduct […]

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5 May 2017

Headlines A Decentralized Mixer For Ethereum? Zcoin Is Working on ItA new project is seeking to combine ethereum’s smart contract capabilities with the privacy afforded to the zcash blockchain. Australian Govt Looks to Regulate Bitcoin ExchangesThe Australian government is considering the regulation of the local digital currency space by revealing plans to bring bitcoin exchanges […]

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4 May 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Continues Record-Breaking Run to Top $1,500Bitcoin’s price is hitting new highs yet again this week, after passing the $1,500 mark during overnight trading. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here We Go!So that is another day complete in the bitcoin price and we have one day left for the week. It is been a pretty […]

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3 May 2017

Headlines Hirosaki Banks on Bitcoin To Boost Local Tourism IndustryJapan is slowly starting to warm up to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Some people claim the recent Bitcoin price increase is a direct result of this development. It is certainly true locals have taken notice of what cryptocurrency has to offer. The castle city of Hirosaki […]

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2 May 2017

Headlines Dash Accessibility Rises With Its Market Cap as Multiple Companies Sign OnDash, which soared from $77 million to $528 million in its market cap in the first quarter, continues to become more accessible to investors and consumers. BitCart, an Ireland-based discount gift card platform, now allows users up to a 20% discount for using […]

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1 May 2017

Headlines BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis May 1, 2017  BTC/USD Bitcoin fell during the day on Friday, forming a very negative candle for the session. It looks as if the $1450 level is going to offer significant resistance. A breakdown below the bottom of the candle should send this market looking for support below. The […]

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