30 June 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Ending The Week Net UpSo that’s the week complete in our bitcoin price trading efforts and – as we noted this morning – it’s been a pretty good one. We were hoping for a bit of volatility during the session today in the sense that things were relatively quiet overnight and […]

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29 June 2017

Headlines US Navy Looks at Connecting its 3D Printers on a BlockchainThe U.S. Department of the Navy (DoN) has revealed that it is embracing a disruptive new technology, the blockchain, to conduct a series of experiments to explore the potential of 3D printing. In an announcement, the Navy said that it would utilize the blockchain technology to […]

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28 June 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Accepted: This 80-Yr Old Thai Noodle Shop is Promoting BitcoinA popular decades-old fishball noodle shop in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok has become one of the earlier establishments to accept bitcoin in the country. With small beginnings in Bangkok’s Chinatown over 80 years ago, Lim Lao Ngow now has over six branches in […]

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27 June 2017

Headlines Don’t Pay Bitcoin Ransoms, South Korean Govt Tells Banks Facing DDoS ThreatsThe Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea has told local banks not to cave into threats by DDoS attackers following this month’s million-dollar bitcoin ransom paid by South Korean web hoster Nayana, the victim of a ransomware attack. According to local reports, the […]

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26 June 2017

Headlines Proof-of-Life: Vitalik Buterin Uses Ethereum to Disprove Death HoaxEthereum creator Vitalik Buterin was at the center of a debunked story suggesting that he had died this weekend. Barclays Pitches UK Finance Regulator on CryptocurrenciesUK banking giant Barclays is reportedly helping to educate regulators on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. BTC’s Rise to Power in South Korea […]

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25 June 2017

Headlines (+) Five Things to Watch Next Week: Bitcoin, Central Banks, Qatar, Gold, and the Market TopEthereum, Bitcoin, and Ripple are both still well below their all-time highs following a choppy sideways week for the crypto market. Litecoin’s break-out was the biggest move of the week and we expect more to come from LTC before […]

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24 June 2017

Headlines Changing Exchanges: Will the Coinbase of Tomorrow Be Decentralized?A new wave of decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges that exist almost entirely on a blockchain could do away with middlemen. Change.Org Petition Urges Amazon to Accept BitcoinFor bitcoin to gain mainstream acceptance as a currency, it is vital that cryptocurrency advocates convince retailers to begin accepting bitcoin […]

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23 June 2017

Headlines Cambodia’s Central Bank Plans Blockchain Trials Toward Cashless EconomyCambodia’s central bank is pressing ahead with trials for interbank payments using blockchain technology, ultimately hinting at a cashless system for the entire economy. In April this year, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) announced a partnership with Japanese technology firm and blockchain specialist Soramitsu, toward […]

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22 June 2017

Headlines Chinese Blockchain Platform Antshares is up 400% in a WeekAntshares, the “first original Chinese public chain,” has seen some serious price spikes in the past couple of days, now sitting at an all-time high of nearly $9 or .004 BTC. Of course, here on this side of the planet, there hasn’t been a lot […]

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21 June 2017

Headlines NSA ‘DoubleStar’ Backdoor Blamed for Cryptocurrency Mining MalwareA type of cryptocurrency mining malware has spread due to an exploit developed by the US National Security Agency. Cambodia’s Central Bank Pushes Ahead with Blockchain Payments TrialsThe National Bank of Cambodia has said it will continue to develop interbank payment solutions using blockchain tech. IBM Announces […]

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20 June 2017

Headlines Bitcoin in India: Ban Unlikely, Regulation Possible, Govt. Report in JulyAn intergovernmental committee to study a regulatory and legislative framework for the future of digital currencies like bitcoin in India will submit its findings in a report by the end of July. Back in March, India’s Ministry of Finance announced the formation of an […]

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19 June 2017

Headlines 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 banking. Boom or Bust: Is Bitcoin Aiming for $100,000?From mainstream newspapers to cryptocurrency blogs, it has long been fashionable to predict either soaring highs or miserable lows for Satoshi Nakamoto’s […]

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18 June 2017

Headlines Another Bank Warns About the Dangers Associated With Digital CurrencyOne recurring trend we saw over the past few year sis how banks continue to warn about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. For some reason, banks are legitimately afraid of digital currencies. That is not entirely surprising, as digital currencies bring competition to the traditional financial ecosystem. […]

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17 June 2017

Headlines (+) Trading 101: Introduction to Currency Pairs, Part 1Trading fiat and crypto-currencies involves an awful lot of simple and not so simple technical terms to learn. One of the most basic ones is the term “currency-pair” which comes from the fact that you always compare (and trade) a currency to another when you are […]

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16 June 2017

Headlines TechCrunch Disrupt Seeks Startups For ‘Blockchain Pavilion’ in San FranciscoPopular media firm TechCrunch is seeking blockchain startups for its San Francisco ‘Disrupt’ conference. Watch Every Minute of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017 Conference Online NowVideo replays of the Consensus 2017 panels, workshops and keynotes are now available for viewing. Coinbase Freezes the Free Ross Account and […]

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15 June 2017

Headlines Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Crashes in Monthly Low Below $2,200Bitcoin price has taken a dive, falling over 15% on Thursday to hit a low of $2,131.2 on Bitstamp. The price of bitcoin has taken a downward turn, hitting a global average low of $2,195.68 as it stumbles toward its lowest figure in June. Market data […]

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14 June 2017

Headlines Morgan Stanley Feels Bitcoin Needs Government RegulationThe topic of Bitcoin regulation has always been a touchy subject. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to actively regulate bitcoin itself. Governments can try to regulate service providers, but that’s about it. Morgan Stanley feels more regulation is direly needed before Bitcoin can thrive. This is […]

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13 June 2017

Headlines BIP 148 + SegWit2x? A Bitcoin Scaling Compromise Might Not Be So EasyPopular bitcoin scaling solutions BIP148 and SegWit2x aren’t compatible, but should they be to avoid a network split? United Nations Sends Aid to 10,000 Syrian Refugees Using Ethereum BlockchainUN food aid has been issued to thousands of Syrian refugees, signaling success for […]

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12 June 2017

Headlines Facebook Thieves Are Emptying Bank Accounts for BitcoinCybersecurity research group BadCypher recently uncovered a clever, unusual trick Polish thieves are using to empty Facebook users’ bank accounts and turning their funds into bitcoin so they won’t get caught. According to the report, the hackers rely on well-known phishing and social engineering techniques, such as […]

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11 June 2017

Headlines Charlie Lee Calls Curtains at Coinbase to Focus on Litecoin DevelopmentCharlie Lee left his position as the director of engineering at Coinbase to solely focus on the development of Litecoin, following the cryptocurrency’s recent momentum as a result of the activation of Bitcoin Core development team’s transaction malleability fix Segregated Witness (Segwit). “Today’s my […]

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10 June 2017

Headlines 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 the ETC network: ICOs are coming soon to $ETC. This is a good thing but investors need to do their own research and invest wisely. No bail outs […]

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9 June 2017

Headlines 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. BTC Price Tech Analysis for 06/09/2017 – New Trend Channel FormingBitcoin price could be starting a new downtrend as bears wrestle to regain control and push for a […]

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8 June 2017

Headlines Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Integrate R3’s Corda PlatformThe startup behind the R3 consortium has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to integrate its enterprise-focused digital ledger tech. Bitcoin’s ‘Independence Day’: Could Users Tip the Scales in the Scaling Debate?Is ‘BIP 148’ a beneficial change or risky update? Here’s what both sides are saying about bitcoin’s […]

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7 June 2017

Headlines Chain is Now Working on Six ‘Citi-Sized’ Blockchain NetworksAfter revealing its part in a Nasdaq to Citi blockchain, Chain’s Adam Ludwin talks about the half a dozen other projects his company is behind. UC Berkeley Partners With Blockchain Startup For Health Data ResearchThe University of California, Berkeley is working with blockchain startup Bitmark on […]

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6 June 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Easy Money…Here we go then – another day of trading in the bitcoin price and, yet again, we’ve had a pretty big night of movement. When we left the late European session yesterday evening price was hovering in and around the 2600 mark. We’d managed to get in and out of […]

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5 June 2017

Headlines (+) ICO Analysis: Ethereum.LINKEver wanted a currency “backed” by traditional wealth, such as gold and silver? Sure, haven’t we all? In this answer lies the motivation for any cryptocurrency that involves gold, silver, or other precious metals: people associate gold and silver with “real” wealth and this sort of frequency noise makes it easier […]

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4 June 2017

Headlines OpenBazaar Parent Company OB1 Raises an US$200k in FundingThe OpenBazaar platform has been a godsend for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. A decentralized solution to create a global marketplace is quite a significant development. Up until a few years ago, such a concept was almost unthinkable. Moreover, it appears OB1, the company creating this protocol, has been […]

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3 June 2017

Headlines Why the Blockchain Needs More Failures to SucceedTired of scams? Entrepreneur William Mougayar argues that more failures are needed to take the blockchain industry to the next level. This Russian Bank Is Testing Blockchain for Project ManagementOn Wednesday, the chairman of the Russian government-owned Vnesheconombank (VEB) announced they are planning to implement the blockchain tech […]

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2 June 2017

Headlines EU Commits €5 Million to Fund Blockchain Surveillance ResearchA group of government agencies, law enforcement groups and academic researchers are partnering on a new digital currency surveillance project. ECB President: There’s a Constant Need to Monitor Blockchain TechMario Draghi has said that the European Central Bank (ECB) is closely monitoring distributed ledgers such as […]

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1 June 2017

Headlines 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 – and they’re due by next week. Investors Rush and Crush to Buy $36 Million Ethereum-Based BAT ICOFrenzy. One of the most anticipated token sale -about a […]

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