30 June 2017

Headlines German Politicians Join Advisory Panel for Blockchain Advocacy GroupA new organization focused on public advocacy for blockchain has been launched in Germany. Japan to Test Blockchain for Government Contract SystemJapan is reportedly looking to integrate blockchain into its online systems for accepting government contract bids. BitPay Rolls out Wallet App for Windows Phone with […]

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29 June 2017

Headlines Daimler AG Successfully Pilots €100 Corporate Bond on a BlockchainDaimler LG, parent popular brands like Mercedes-Benz, has tapped into blockchain tech with the launch of a pilot project. German automaker Daimler AG continues its foray into integrating blockchain technology with the issuance of a year-long corporate bond, also known as a Schuldschein. With a […]

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28 June 2017

Headlines Ethereum, Bitcoin Prices Rally as Crypto Markets Storm BackAfter two days of bleeding, the cryptocurrency markets rallied on Wednesday, rewarding investors who bought into the dip on Monday and Tuesday, when the total cryptocurrency market cap shed more than $25 billion during the downturn as investors cashed out profits from the recent bull run. […]

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27 June 2017

Headlines Opinion: How Barclays Seeking Cryptocurrency Regulation Impacts BitcoinOn Monday 26th June, CNBC reported that in an interview with Barclays UK Chief Executive Ashok Vaswani, Barclays had discussed with the FCA the possibility of bringing cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, ‘into play’ through the introduction of regulation. As one can imagine, such news can have a largely […]

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26 June 2017

Headlines ‘Flippening’ Flop? As Ethereum’s Price Pulls Back, Market Remains BullishAfter weeks of growth, it seems ether’s much-hyped ‘Flippening’ – overtaking bitcoin as the most valuable cryptocurrency – is on hold. Massive Correction Seen in Crypto MarketIt has been a rough weekend for cryptocurrencies, with 29 of the top 30 cryptocurrencies showing losses in the […]

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25 June 2017

Headlines Why This NYC Private School Began Accepting BitcoinSchools modeled after the pedagogy of Maria Montessori have long taken an outside-the-box approach to early childhood education that emphasizes creativity, problem-solving, and independence. The Montessori Schools of New York City are continuing this tradition by taking a new approach to student tuition: bitcoin payments. Montessori Schools […]

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24 June 2017

Headlines (+) Long-Term Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, LitecoinThe majors and the smaller coins are still mostly in a corrective phase after the late-spring spectacular rally that was led by Ethereum, but also boosted by Bitcoins relentless rise to all-time highs. The several 100% moves needed to be corrected, and as we wrote two […]

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23 June 2017

Headlines UN Sees Possible Role for Blockchain in Advancing Paris Climate AccordThe United Nations is eyeing blockchain as part of its fight against climate change. OneCoin ‘License’ is a Fake, Says Vietnamese GovernmentOneCoin doesn’t have a license to operate in Vietnam despite claims to the contrary, the government said this week. Coin Center: US Senate’s […]

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22 June 2017

Headlines Illicit Cryptocurrency Use Targeted in Proposed 2018 FBI BudgetCryptocurrency is being cited by the FBI as a reason it needs to increase its spending in an effort to combat more advanced cybercrime. Bitcoin Price Analysis for 06/22/2017 – Short-Term Pullback?Bitcoin price seems to be making a quick correction from its current climb and could […]

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21 June 2017

Headlines (+) Price Analysis of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, and Ethereum ClassicIt’s been a strange and slightly bearish day for the crypto-market following the sudden spike lower in altcoins yesterday, as Bitcoin failed to follow through on its strength, but altcoins also acted weak, especially Ethereum. Ripple also pulled back heavily after its strong move […]

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20 June 2017

Headlines SegWit2x Is a Go: 80% of Bitcoin Network Signals for UpgradeOn May 23, Barry Silbert-led Digital Currency Group (DCG), arguably the biggest bitcoin and blockchain industry investment firm, announced that miners and businesses had reached a consensus to bitcoin’s seemingly never-ending scaling debate. Parties involved in the agreement represented 83.3 percent of the network’s […]

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19 June 2017

Headlines UK Financial Regulator Calls for Caution on Cryptocurrency InvestingAn official at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued cautionary comments amid a wave of new investment in the cryptocurrency market. Blockchain and the Birth of a New Financial InstrumentA less-hyped blockchain trial in the Middle East could come to have a big impact on […]

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18 June 2017

Headlines International Banker Analyses Bitcoin’s Recent FallRecently, Ramki Ramakrishnan, an international banker and treasury manager, who is also a contributor at Forbes, technically analyzed bitcoin’s recent fall with Elliott Waves. Bitcoin’s Recent Correction On Thursday, all the top 25 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, experienced a huge price fall. The average value drop exceeded ten […]

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17 June 2017

Headlines (+) August 1st is Bitcoin’s Judgement Day: “Bitcoin may Need to Die”Vinny Lingham, CEO of Civic Keys, thinks August 1, the proposed date for Bitcoin scaling, is not an Independence day for the trailblazer of Cryptocurrencies but in fact, a judgement day. In a Twitter post on early Thursday morning, the Crypto investor and […]

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16 June 2017

Headlines AIG, Standard Chartered Partner IBM On First-Ever Multinational Blockchain InsuranceThe first multinational insurance policy using blockchain technology has been developed by American International Group, Standard Chartered Bank and IBM. IBM built the solution using Hyperledger Fabric. A master policy written in the U.K. and three local policies in the U.S., Kenya and Singapore were […]

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15 June 2017

Headlines Thomson Reuters Plugs its Market Data to Ethereum, Corda BlockchainsMass data giant Thomson Reuters, the parent company of multinational news agency Reuters, has released a new tool called ‘Blockone IQ’ to enable clients to plug into its market data with their blockchain systems. Dubbed ‘BlockOne IQ’, the tool was released in its beta phase […]

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14 June 2017

Headlines FINRA to Host Blockchain Event in New York Next MonthFINRA, the self-regulatory organization for US brokers, has announced a new blockchain event and a fintech communications hub this week. (+) Cryptocurrency Analysis: Zcash, Bitshares, Stratis, Steem, FactomThe correction in Bitcoin on Monday, the IOTA and Bancor ICOs, and the strong rally in Ethereum all […]

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13 June 2017

Headlines Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Bought Bitcoin at $700, He’s “Way Up” NowApple co-founder Steve Wozniak has spoken about his early interest in bitcoin and an attempt to buy the world’s most prominent cryptocurrency back when it was trading at $70 per coin. He eventually bought it at $700. Speaking on stage at a tech conference […]

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12 June 2017

Headlines UAE’s Emirates Islamic Bank Launches Blockchain Check ServiceA trial that examines how blockchain could play a role in paper check management is moving forward at Emirates NBD. Advertising Trade Group to Use Ethereum Tokens in Fight Against Online FraudDigital advertising group DMA has announced the launch adChain, an ethereum-based solution for online marketers. Hyperledger […]

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11 June 2017

Headlines Your Jaxx Wallet Mnemonic Seed, Developers Will not fix ProblemCryptocurrency wallets need to protect user funds at any given time. In most cases, this is not much of a problem. A lot of mobile and desktop wallets are coded in such a way they keep all information safe from harm. The Jaxx wallet, however, […]

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10 June 2017

Headlines Headwinds or Tailwinds? How US Tax Reform Could Impact Bitcoin’s PriceAre headwinds or tailwinds for bitcoin’s price in store? That depends on Washington’s ability to reform corporate tax. Ethereum Classic: “No Bailouts” in ETC ICOsThe Ethereum Classic team took to Twitter to eschew a position on the ICOs which will inevitably start happening on […]

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9 June 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Experts to Congress: Overseas Exchanges Are Enabling CybercrimeA hearing at US congressional subcommittee yesterday saw discussion of the role cryptocurrencies play in cybercrime. Canadian Government Agencies Join Tapscott-Led Blockchain Research EffortThe government of Canada has joined a blockchain research effort launched earlier this year by two prominent industry authors. 3,000% Gains in 2017: […]

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8 June 2017

Headlines NH Gov Signs Bill Protecting Bitcoin from RegulationThe governor of New Hampshire has signed a bill into law exempting bitcoin traders from money transmission regulations. House Bill 436 was signed by gov. Chris Sununu on 2 June and comes more than a month after state senators passed the bill in April when it passed a […]

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7 June 2017

Headlines Western Union and Coinbase are Working on a Pilot ProjectIt is always quite interesting to see how financial service providers respond to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. CEOs of companies such as TransferWise readily dismiss Bitcoin whenever they can. Western Union, on the other hand, is experimenting with Coinbase integration. That is a rather shocking turn […]

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6 June 2017

Headlines US House Committee to Hold Virtual Currency HearingThe US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on virtual currencies this week. CoinDesk Research Launches State of Blockchain Q1 ReportCoinDesk Research has released its full Q1 State of Blockchain report. Here’s a look at six notable highlights. Bitcoin Hits a New All-Time […]

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5 June 2017

Headlines Africa is Ripe for Bitcoin and CryptocurrenciesCryptocurrencies are gradually being discovered in Africa. In countries like South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria, there is a semblance of digital currencies, primarily bitcoin, taking roots. These countries have got Exchanges and start-ups in the crypto space, and their businesses are recognizing the significance of […]

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4 June 2017

Headlines Coinbase Wants Value Itself US$1bn Despite Ongoing Customer IssuesThe Coinbase exchange has quite the reputation in the world of Bitcoin. Over the past years, the company raises a fair amount of money from investors. It now appears they are seeking additional funds. What stands out, though, is how the company would see itself valued […]

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3 June 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Rises Above $2,500Despite its problems with scalability, which has led some to now complain of fees in the $13 range or $26, bitcoin’s price continues to increase, rising above $2,500 today after what appears to have been a a downwards correction from an all-time high of $2,800. Its rise is probably mainly […]

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2 June 2017

Headlines Jonathan Harris Feels “Zero” is the Right Price for BitcoinThere are different opinions out there regarding the Bitcoin price. Some experts feel US$2,000 was a major milestone and anything is possible from here on out. Others think this is all just a big bubble waiting to pop. Jonathan Harris, on the other hand, feels […]

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1 June 2017

Headlines USV’s Fred Wilson: ICOs Won’t Displace VC InvestorsUSV co-founder Fred Wilson isn’t all that concerned about initial coin offerings, or ICOs, disrupting his line of work. The IRS is Due to Present its Digital Currency Strategy to Congress Next WeekCongress wants answers from the Internal Revenue Service about its investigation into bitcoin tax avoidance […]

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