31 October 2017

Headlines Vietnam’s Central Bank Announces Ban on Bitcoin PaymentsThe State Bank of Vietnam has issued a statement banning the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in payments from Jan. 1, 2018. Derivatives Giant CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures ContractDerivatives marketplace operator CME Group has announced plans to launch a bitcoin futures product. Bitcoin Price […]

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30 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Hits All-Time High as Crypto Market Cap Broaches $180 BillionThe bitcoin price reached a new all-time high on Sunday evening, headlining a near-universal advance among top 100 cryptocurrencies. The ethereum price crept toward $310 to join the rally, while bitcoin cash and ripple jockeyed for bronze in the market cap rankings. Altogether, […]

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29 October 2017

Headlines Startups Join Force Combine Virtual Reality Blockchain TechnologyIt appears there is a bright future ahead for virtual reality on the blockchain. More specifically, multiple companies are joining forces to ensure this can happen sooner or later. Edge and Matryx are two of the companies teaming up to make this vision become a reality. It […]

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28 October 2017

Headlines Want to Boost Your Stock Price? Add ‘Blockchain’ to Your Company’s NameA British company’s stock price went meteoric after it added the word “blockchain” to its name. According to Bloomberg, British internet and information investment firm On-line Plc’s stock (LON: ONL) surged by 394% on Friday after the company issued a major announcement: it […]

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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. Hong Kong Bitcoin Community Strongly Rejects SegWit2xThe Hong Kong bitcoin community, which includes individuals, meetups, events, and organizations, has strongly rejected the SegWit2x hard fork expected […]

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26 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 10/26/2017Bitcoin price is breaking out of its short-term downtrend to indicate a return in bullish momentum and potential to retest the latest highs. South Korea’s Central Bank Chief: Bitcoin is a Commodity, Not a CurrencyBitcoin will be recognized and regulated as a commodity rather than a currency, the head […]

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25 October 2017

Headlines App Maker Kakao Begins Beta Testing New Cryptocurrency ExchangeSouth Korean fintech firm Dunamu has launched open beta services for its new cryptocurrency exchange platform Upbit. (+) Technical Analysis: Coins Retreat Again as Bullish Momentum Fades Luxurious Cars on Sale in Kuala Lumpur for MSDThis is a sponsored story. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible […]

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24 October 2017

Headlines Non-Government Cryptocurrency is ‘Junk’, Says Mastercard CEO in Attacking BitcoinMastercard president and CEO Ajay Banga has broadly dismissed all non-governmental cryptocurrencies as ‘junk’ in a media interview. Mastercard, the world’s second-largest payments company after Visa, was asked about the potential for disruption brought on by digital currencies. Powered by decentralized blockchain technology, the innovation […]

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23 October 2017

Headlines MIT Issues Diplomas Using the Bitcoin BlockchainThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has begun a pilot program to test the benefits and challenges of using the bitcoin blockchain to issue diplomas. AS MIT News reports, the pilot program began this summer and provided 111 MIT graduates with the option to receive their diplomas through […]

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22 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Cash to Undergo Hard Fork on November 13thHard forks have suddenly become pretty common in the world of Bitcoin. In most cases, they introduce some major changes for the currency in question. Bitcoin Cash, the “Bitcoin hard fork” currency, will undergo such a protocol change of its own. On November 13th, the fork […]

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21 October 2017

Headlines Coinbase Claims the Bitcoin Gold “Fork” has Already Taken PlaceThere are some conflicting reports regarding the Bitcoin Gold fork date. This is not entirely surprising, as the project is poorly organized at best. The website claims the “fork” – which isn’t an actual fork – still needs to happen. Coinbase, however, claims this has […]

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20 October 2017

Headlines Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build ‘Useful’ Blockchain ApplicationsThe CEO of Microsoft believes blockchain can have “massive implications,” a comment that helped close Swift’s annual Sibos conference this year. Catch-22 for Unbanked: How a Billion People Can Enter the Global EconomyThis is a submitted sponsored story penned by Anton Dzyatkovsky, co-founder of MicroMoney. The catch-22 is […]

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19 October 2017

Headlines Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web ‘Is a Big Problem’U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions is concerned about the use of bitcoin by dark markets online. Japanese Police Arrest Ripple Exchange Operator for FraudTokyo police have arrested the head of a Ripple exchange and trading platform for allegedly swindling an investor amid a […]

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18 October 2017

Headlines Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 48 New MembersThe Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has added 48 new members, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Spanish Banks &Technology Launch Alastria Blockchain ConsortiumBlockchain consortia are becoming far more prevalent as of late. While most people know R3 and Hyperledger, there are other ventures to explore as well. Over in Spain, various […]

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17 October 2017

Headlines Robert Shiller: “Bitcoin is a Fad” but “I’ll take Bitcoin”Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” earlier today. During the interview he commented on the “strange enthusiasm” people seem to have for Bitcoin but ultimately sums up the cryptocurrency up as a “fad”, comparing it to the phenomena of bimetallism. For […]

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16 October 2017

Headlines Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade UnderwayDespite an apparently smooth technical upgrade, the price of ether is flat at press time, continuing to trade in the $350 range. Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain InnovationAccenture has hired Iliana Oris Valiente as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for its emerging […]

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15 October 2017

Headlines (+) ICO Analysis: Grid+ 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 […]

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14 October 2017

Headlines Jamaican Police Target Human Traffickers Operating with BitcoinAccording to a recent report, police in Jamaica is currently refining a strategy to go after human traffickers using cryptocurrencies in an attempt to hide their transactions, according to the Deputy Superintendent of Police Carl Berry, who stated that these criminals are increasingly turning to cryptocurrencies. Carl […]

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13 October 2017

Headlines (+) Technical Analysis: Ethereum, Monero, and Litecoin Jump as Bitcoin Goes Parabolic Basecoin Revealed: A16z, MetaStable Seek Crypto Holy Grail With Stable TokenA high-profile group of investors are backing an unknown startup’s token sale, in an effort to evolve the “stablecoin” concept. No Token Response: UNICEF Is Open to Doing Its Own ICOA UNICEF […]

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12 October 2017

Headlines FinTech Gains: Singapore & Indian State Foresee Blockchain Cross-Border PaymentsA senior Singapore central bank has called blockchain technology “a natural form of collaboration” between Singapore and the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Speaking at a blockchain conference in India, Singaporean central bank managing director Ravi Menon underlined cross-border transactions as the “killer app” for […]

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11 October 2017

Headlines Malaysia is Perfect ‘Test Bed’ for FinTech Development: Central BankMalaysia’s central bank has said that the country is the ideal ‘test bed’ for developing financial technology (fintech) solutions. Marzunisham Omar, the assistant governor at the Bank Negara Malaysia, explained that the growth of the sector has provided innovative opportunities within the financial industry. He said: […]

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10 October 2017

Headlines Cryptocurrency Mining Heads Underground into the Ice RockThis is a sponsored story.  CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Mining, in the real sense of the word, has always been a below-ground activity. Now, cryptocurrency mining is also heading […]

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9 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Analysis for 10/09/2017 – Revisiting the Upside TargetsBitcoin price is carrying on with its climb and the Fibonacci extension levels indicate the next potential upside targets. Can Blockchain be the Key to Overcoming the AML Challenge with Cryptocurrencies?In this guest opinion piece, Special Counsel Roy Keidar and Associate Netanella Treistman of law firm […]

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8 October 2017

Headlines (+) ICO Analysis: TripAlly Oracle’s Entrance: Database Giant Unveils Enterprise Blockchain StrategyOracle has become the latest tech major to launch a cloud-based blockchain services platform. But is it cannibalizing its core business with the move? Why a $2.3 Trillion Investment Firm is Studying the Structure of BItcoinEarlier this year, Abigail Johnson, the CEO of […]

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7 October 2017

Headlines Feds Miss out on $600 Million Payday in Silk Road Bitcoin AuctionThe U.S. Department of Justice recently claimed the proceeds from the sale of 144,336 bitcoins found in Ross Ulbricht’s laptop, gained from Silk Road’s seizure in 2013. Claiming the proceeds took a couple of years, and netted the government little over $48 million. […]

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6 October 2017

Headlines EU Draft Report: Customs Agents Ill-Equipped to Monitor CryptocurrenciesMEPs are worried about the monitoring of cryptocurrencies at EU borders, according to a draft report. Swiss Public University Begins Accepting BitcoinSwitzerland’s Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has announced that it will accept bitcoin as payment for student expenses. Chinese ICOs Move to the […]

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5 October 2017

Headlines BlackRock Exec: No Point in Bitcoin ETFA senior official at asset management giant BlackRock said this week that he doesn’t see the case for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Decentrlized Token Exchange AirSwap ICO Raises $20 Million During PresaleDecentralized token exchange AirSwap has concluded a $20 million presale ahead of its public token distribution […]

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4 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Intrarange Dominates TodayAction in the bitcoin price over the last few days has been pretty volatile so, for the session today, we are going to widen out our range a little bit and bring our intrarange strategy into play. For those not familiar with this side of our approach, it is […]

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3 October 2017

Headlines Golden Crossover: Bitcoin Charts Suggest Price Readying for BumpThe weekend rally in bitcoin’s price may have come to a halt at $4,470 on Monday, but bullish signals hint at further gains. $100 Ahead? Monero Price Holding Strong Above Key Support LevelThe price of monero’s cryptocurrency could be poised for movement as traders are building […]

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2 October 2017

Headlines (+) Analysis: NEO on the Rise Again as Bitcoin Nears $4500The steady uptrend in the most valuable coin is defining trading in the segment yet again. BTC cleared the $4400 resistance level today in early trading as the coin continued its march off the crash lows near $3000, nearly completing a 50% rally. With the […]

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1 October 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Remains in UptrendKey Points Bitcoin price has recovered well and broke the $4000 resistance against the US Dollar. There is a crucial ascending channel forming with support at $4250 on the 4-hours chart of BTC/USD (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair is gaining momentum and about to break […]

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