31 October 2017

Headlines London Stock Exchange Exec: Fiat Cash Impeding Blockchain TrialsAn exec from the London Stock Exchange hinted at growing pains for bank blockchains Tueday, suggesting fiat currencies may be hindering innovation. Bitcoin Price Boom Sees Students Flocking to Take Cryptocurrency CoursesThe rise of bitcoin is seeing an increasing number of students signing up for cryptocurrency […]

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30 October 2017

Headlines Meet Earn.com: 21 Rebrands Social Network In Shift Away from Bitcoin21 Inc, once a maker of bitcoin mining hardware, is rebranding to emphasize its recent focus on using digital currency to power a social network. Financial Researcher: BTC Entered 2017 Below $1K, Now it’s Over $6KAs Charlie bilello, the Director of Research at Pension […]

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29 October 2017

Headlines What Would Happen if Singapore Regulates Bitcoin?At a conference, Ravi Menon, the managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, stated that the country does not intend to regulate bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market in the short-term. In essence, Menon shared the same sentiment as European Central Bank (ECB) […]

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28 October 2017

Headlines (+) Week in Review: Stocks Rise With Oil and the Dollar as Cryptocurrencies Stall Desperately Seeking Devs: How to Fill Bitcoin’s Talent ShortageJimmy Song explains why there’s a shortage of developers in the bitcoin community, why that’s a problem and how the industry is addressing it. Law Firms Are Opening Bitcoin Wallets to Prepare […]

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27 October 2017

Headlines UK Treasury: Cryptocurrencies Pose Low Terrorist Financing RiskThe British Treasury has stated in a report that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin pose “low risk” for terrorist financing and money laundering. Can Blockchain Save Us from the Internet’s Original Sin?The digital behemoths – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple – have too much power over our digital lives. Can […]

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26 October 2017

Headlines Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Is Like A ‘Reserve Form Of Money’Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, believes that critics of bitcoin are “underestimating” the cryptocurrency. (+) Going Green: An Investor’s Guide to the Marijuana Industry GMO Internet Revolutionizes the Crypto Mining Industry with 7nm ChipsMost people assume there is no further progress to be […]

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25 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Poses no Risks to Warrant Regulation: Singapore Central Bank ChiefSingapore has no plans of regulating cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and the central bank will keep “an open mind”, the authority’s chief has revealed. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank and financial regulator, will not regulate cryptocurrencies but will “expect” intermediaries […]

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24 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Falls to 5-Day Low Following Fork Currency CreationBitcoin prices fell following the creation of an alternative based on its blockchain, and expectations for how it would impact markets. With 11 Million Users Coinbase Enables Instant Bitcoin Buying With a US Bank AccountBitcoin exchange Coinbase announced that it will now allow users to […]

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23 October 2017

Headlines BTC Gold Hard Fork Likely to Occur Before SegWit2x Impact on InvestorsEarlier this month, highly regarded Bitcoin developer and Paxos principal architect Jimmy Song revealed that the Bitcoin Gold (BCG) hard fork will likely occur before the SegWit2x hard fork, which is expected to be executed in mid-November. What is Bitcoin Gold? Response From […]

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22 October 2017

Headlines Only one Japanese Exchange Will Effectively Trade Bitcoin GoldNo one can deny we have seen plenty of debates regarding Bitcoin Gold as of late. The bigger question is which service providers will effectively support this altcoin. Over in Japan, it seems the opinions are somewhat divided for the time being. bitFlyer plans to distribute […]

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21 October 2017

Headlines UBS: Cryptocurrencies Are a ‘Speculative Bubble’UBS has said that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are a ‘speculative bubble’ and are unlikely to become a mainstream currency. Yet, it believes the blockchain may have a ‘significant impact’ on many industries. In a white paper titled ‘Cryptocurrencies – Beneath the Bubble‘ that was published this week, UBS said: […]

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20 October 2017

Headlines Prominent Hedge Fund Mgr Expects BTC Price to Achieve $1M in 10 YearsMark Yusko, a prominent hedge fund manager and the founder & Chief Investment Officer at Morgan Creek Capital Management, stated that he expects the Bitcoin price to surpass the $1 million mark in the long-term. $1,000,000 (long-term) https://t.co/qRCB80u5ST — Mark Yusko (@MarkYusko) […]

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19 October 2017

Headlines (+) Technical Analysis: Coins Recover from Sell-Off as Bulls Remain in Control Bitcoin Price Bounces Back, Crypto Markets Recover to $170 BillionThe crypto markets bounced back on Thursday following a significant contraction the previous day. The bitcoin price led the charge, rising more than 6% to put the $5,700 barrier within its sights, while […]

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18 October 2017

Headlines Your DNA Is So Complementary. Can I Take You on a Date?This is a submitted sponsored story. A story of genetic matchmaking. Have you ever experienced that strange yet pleasant feeling inside? That comforting warmth and intimacy in the eyes of your partner. If yes, the chances are you want to experience it over […]

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17 October 2017

Headlines Banks are Recognizing Bitcoin as a Safe Haven AssetGoldman Sachs analysts including Jeffrey Currie and Michael Hinds have compared Bitcoin to gold, and the relevance of Bitcoin as a safe haven asset in the global economy. Demand For Bitcoin as Safe Haven Asset is Increasing Over the past two years, the demand for Bitcoin […]

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16 October 2017

Headlines Airswap Working with Mike NovogratzMike Novogratz, former hedge-fund manager at Fortress, will advise on new token-exchange platform AirSwap. Based on the Ethereum network, the project aims to provide users a digital coin swapping service. The idea to is to match buyers and sellers in a model similar to CraigsList, or GumTree in the UK. […]

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15 October 2017

Headlines Seller Of £17 million London Mansion Will Only Accept BitcoinBuyers wishing to purchase a Notting Hill mansion that will go on the market for £17 million will need to pay in bitcoin, which is believed to be a first for London, according to the Evening Standard. The six-storey stucco-fronted home is near Portobello Road. […]

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14 October 2017

Headlines India’s Central Bank is ‘Working’ on Bitcoin Regulation: OfficialThe deputy governor of India’s central bank has revealed the authority is working on a regulatory policy for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in the country. According to Indian business daily Economic Times, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor NS Vishwanathan was speaking at an event in […]

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13 October 2017

Headlines No Token Response: UNICEF Is Open to Doing Its Own ICOA UNICEF ICO? The idea doesn’t seem so far-fetched to those working at the United Nations programme, despite their humanitarian mandate. At It Again: Dimon Breaks Vow, Says Bitcoin Buyers Will ‘Pay the Price’Just a day after JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon said he […]

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12 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Hits New All-Time High at $5,220, Astronomical Short-Term RiseEarlier today, on October 12, the Bitcoin price experienced a sudden surge in price, demonstrating an overnight increase in value of 8 percent, from $4,780 to $5,220. On October 11, Cryptocoinsnews reported that the Bitcoin price had recorded a slight correction from $4,900 to […]

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11 October 2017

Headlines Australian University Issues Academic Credentials to Students on a BlockchainThe University of Melbourne, a public Australian university, has become the first academic institution in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to issue recipient-owned academic credentials on a blockchain. Following an early pilot first revealed in May, the University of Melbourne is now storing and issuing student […]

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10 October 2017

Headlines BitFlyer Launches Visa Powered Prepaid Bitcoin CardJapan’s largest Bitcoin exchange, bitFlyer, have announced that they will launch a Bitcoin debit card powered by Visa. This development will bring the ever-growing Japanese crypto market closer to being able to use Bitcoin at a variety of locations accepting Visa cards. According to bitFlyer, the cards will […]

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9 October 2017

Headlines Regulated Cryptocurrency Betting Just Got a Big Boost in EuropeCryptocurrency gambling is opening up across a large swathe of Europe, as Malta licenses eSports platform Unikrn. Overstock’s Regulated Token Exchange Will Launch with Own ICORetail giant Overstock.com is to launch its new regulated token exchange with its own initial coin offering (ICO), according to […]

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8 October 2017

Headlines $500 Million: tZERO ICO Will ‘Raise a Fortune’, Predicts Patrick ByrneOverstock CEO Patrick Byrne confirmed that SEC-compliant token exchange and marketplace tZERO will hold an initial coin offering (ICO) by Thanksgiving. Byrne predicts the tZERO ICO could “easily” raise as much as $200 million to $500 million, potentially breaking the record for token sale […]

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7 October 2017

Headlines Aussie Solar Startup Power Ledger ICO Raises $34 Million AUDThe Power Ledger ICO concluded on Friday, raising more than $34 million AUD for the solar startup’s peer-to-peer (P2P) energy marketplace. The Perth-based company was the first Australian startup to hold an initial coin offering (ICO), and the team had initially set a conservative fundraising […]

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6 October 2017

Headlines ICO Central: Why Switzerland Will Remain Crypto ValleySwitzerland is poised to remain a hotbed of ICO activity, despite regulatory actions. But it should not try to be the only hub, writes Ian Simpson. Banks Back Syndicated Loan Market Built on Corda Distributed LedgerA new syndicated loan marketplace backed by a group of major banks […]

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5 October 2017

Headlines Analysis of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and LitecoinThis is a sponsored story. * All the market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The cryptocurrency universe is showing nervousness at the current levels, having recovered anywhere between 50% to 78% of the fall. After having sucked in the eager bulls at lower levels, is a retest […]

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4 October 2017

Headlines Bridging Ecosystems: The Next Frontier in Blockchain DevelopmentThis is a sponsored story. New technological eras tend to follow similar patterns, and we are now seeing the next stage of crypto development enabling the widespread adoption of blockchain technology. Just as email became the “killer app” for the internet by enabling frictionless communication worldwide, the […]

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3 October 2017

Headlines Malta’s Government Is Putting Academic Certificates on a BlockchainMalta’s Ministry for Education and Employment is to launch a pilot project that will store academic certificates on a blockchain. Japan’s SBI to Launch Digital Currency for Instant PaymentsA Japanese financial services group is drawing plans to issue its own tradeable digital currency to be used for […]

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2 October 2017

Headlines Two Fewer Tims: R3 Sees Key Employees Depart for New VenturesBlockchain consortium R3 has lost two of its most public employees, Tim Grant and Tim Swanson, who are moving onto their own ventures. Goldman Sachs Considering Bitcoin Trading Operation: WSJInvestment banking giant Goldman Sachs is considering launching a dedicated bitcoin trading operation. Goldman Sachs […]

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1 October 2017

Headlines European Central Bank ‘Does Not Have Authority’ to Regulate Bitcoin: ECB PresidentEuropean Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi stated that the agency does not have the authority to regulate bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. ECB Does Not Have Authority to Regulate Bitcoin Draghi made these comments in a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on […]

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