31 December 2017

Headlines Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #8: Erik VoorheesErik Voorhees always seems slightly out of step. An early evangelist for the tech, Voorhees may be a rarity in that he has not only maintained but grown his relevance on the industry stage, all the while fighting for an unpopular block size increase and launching projects […]

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30 December 2017

Headlines South Korean Students Flock to Cryptocurrency despite Establishment’s WarningsYoung people in South Korea are defying warnings from lawmakers and financial officials who consider cryptocurrencies fraught with fraud. More than a dozen students gathered recently at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul to share ideas about investing in cryptocurrencies, Reuters reports. Eoh Kyong-hoon, 23, once an aspiring math […]

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29 December 2017

Headlines Alive and Safe: Kidnapped Cryptocurrency Exchange Executive Found After 3 DaysEXMO revealed little details on how Pavel Lerner was found, on his current whereabouts, and on the case in general. Ark Investment CEO: Bitcoin is Bigger Than AppleCatherine Wood, CEO of Ark Investment Management, told CNBC that bitcoin is a “bigger idea” than Apple. […]

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28 December 2017

Headlines (+) Asian Market Update – Thursday: Cryptocurrencies Tumble; Asian Stocks Move Up South Korea is Not Banning Bitcoin but FUD Drives Price DownEarlier today, unconfirmed and false rumors that the South Korean government will ban bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges led the price of bitcoin down. South Korea is Not Banning Bitcoin Reuters published a […]

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27 December 2017

Headlines Why Crypto Looks A Lot Like Wall StreetCrypto may have set out to rethink Wall Street, but a decade into the experiment, advisor Jill Carlson isn’t convinced the industry has it right. Israeli Finance Watchdog Seeks to Ban Public Firms from Bitcoin TradingBitcoin trading companies in Israel may soon face a tighter rule imposed […]

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26 December 2017

Headlines Editable Blockchains? Mining Futures? 2017 Saw Crypto Patents Pile UpA run-down of some of the more notable crypto and blockchain patents seen in 2017. (+) Is the Pullback Over Yet? Bitcoin Analysis December 27, 2017BTC/USD Bitcoin rallied a bit during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching towards the vital 16,000 level. If we can […]

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25 December 2017

Headlines Non-Profit Internet Archive Gains $1 Million Bitcoin Donation from CharityThe Pineapple Fund, which makes donations in bitcoin to charitable organizations, has gifted $1 million worth of bitcoin to the Internet Archive, a non-profit created to build an Internet library. The Pineapple Fund stated on Reddit that the Internet Archive becomes more valuable by the […]

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24 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD is Under Bearish PressureKey Points Bitcoin price made a sharp downside move and traded below the $12,000 support against the US Dollar. There was a break below two important bullish trend lines with support near $17,800 on the 4-hours chart of BTC/USD (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair is […]

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23 December 2017

Headlines Germany Joins European Drive For Global Regulation Of BitcoinGermany has joined the European push to regulate bitcoin out of concern it is being used by money-launderers, drug traffickers and terrorists. Germany’s Finance Ministry welcomed French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire’s proposal to ask the Group of 20 to consider joint bitcoin regulation, Bloomberg reports. […]

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22 December 2017

Headlines Thinking of Travelling With Bitcoin? With These Websites You CanBitcoin has grabbed the attention of many this year, and that’s hardly surprising given its meteoric rise in price. Despite today’s 25% pullback following the Coinbase Bitcoin Cash insider trading debacle, the cryptocurrency has still performed amazingly in 2017. Starting out the year at around […]

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21 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This MorningIt’s Thursday morning and it’s time to take our first look at the action we saw overnight and try to use it to form some sort of strategy for the forward session. We are going to jump right into things so as to avoid missing out on […]

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20 December 2017

Headlines ICE Exchange Unit Seeks to List Bitcoin Futures ETFsNYSE Arca has filed with the SEC for a proposed rule change that would allow for the listing of two exchange-traded funds tied to bitcoin futures.  Philippine Regulators Push For Unified Rules on Bitcoin InvestmentsPhilippine regulators are pushing for a unified rule on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin […]

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19 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Billionaire Investor Invests Half of His MVP 1 Fund in BitcoinBill Miller’s MVP 1 fund is now half invested in bitcoin, his biggest single concentration of an asset in an investment fund, Miller told Consuelo Mack in a WealthTrack podcast. (Podcast below) Miller launched Miller Value Partners in 2016 after working for 35 […]

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18 December 2017

Headlines Bull Market Breather? Bitcoin Retreats After Run on $20kBitcoin is facing significant resistence at $20,000, potentially putting in place the possibility the cryptocurrency’s bull run could cool. Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On This MorningSo here we go on another day of trading in the bitcoin space and we’ve got plenty to discuss heading […]

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17 December 2017

Headlines Portugal’s Finance Minister Confident Regulators Are Overseeing Bitcoin’s ImpactMário Centeno, president of the Eurogroup and Portugal’s Finance Minister, recently stated that he’s confident European regulators are overseeing the “general picture,” when asked if he is worried about the potential impact of bitcoin on Eurozone’s financial stability. In an interview with Bloomberg, Centeno stated that […]

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16 December 2017

Headlines France Allows Trading of Unlisted Securities on Blockchain PlatformsIn its advent to become a FinTech hub, the French government has given the nod for trading unlisted securities using blockchain technology under new rules. According to a Reuters report, the government of France – through its Economic and Finance department – has issued new rules […]

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15 December 2017

Headlines More to Come? Bitcoin Sets Record High Near $18kHaving successfully defended $16,000 earlier this week, bitcoin regained bid tone today and clocked a fresh record high above $17,800. ‘Mrs. Watanabe’ Driving Bitcoin Price Higher: Deutsche BankMainstream financiers like BlackRock CEO Larry Fink may claim that bitcoin is an “index of money laundering,” but a […]

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14 December 2017

Headlines Gibraltar to Launch License Scheme for Blockchain StartupsGibraltar will publish guidance explaining how to apply its new blockchain legislation to startups on Friday. Ethereum Price Achieves All-Time High at $752, Up 20% in 24 HoursThe Ethereum price has surpassed $752 for the first time in history, recording a staggering 20 percent increase in value […]

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13 December 2017

Headlines Blockchain Startup LO3 Partners With Power ExchangeLinking local microgrids to wholesale markets will enable consumers to buy and sell surplus energy from neighbors or faraway strangers, the firms say. $500 Billion: Ethereum, Ripple Prices Carry Crypto Market Cap to Historic MilestoneCryptocurrencies achieved another historic milestone this week, as their combined market caps leaped above […]

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12 December 2017

Headlines Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOsIndiegogo is getting into the initial coin offering (ICO) game, seeking to become the “go-to” platform for the emerging market. Bitcoin Price Watch; Let’s Get Trading!It’s Tuesday morning and it’s time to take a look at how action in the bitcoin price played overnight and – in turn – […]

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11 December 2017

Headlines Turning Digital Gaming Goods into Liquid Assets with GameflipThis is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. It may come as a surprise to many of those who are not in the gaming sector, but there […]

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10 December 2017

Headlines Lightning Network Inches Closer to Being Deployed on the BTC MainnetThe Lightning Network will be a game changer for Bitcoin. That is, assuming this concept comes to market in the near future. A lot of progress has been made behind the scenes as of late. A successful mainnet test, a new explorer, and more […]

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9 December 2017

Headlines The Hidden Trade-Offs of ICOs for EntrepreneursUtility token ICOs are not equity, but sellers may still be giving up more value than they realize if they go down that path. Zimbabwean Exchange Adds Ethereum, Re-Enables Bitcoin BuyingZimbabwe’s only crypto-currency exchange platform, Golix.com has added Etherium and Bitcoin Gold, enabling trade in the two digital […]

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8 December 2017

Headlines Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang is a Believer in Bitcoin as CurrencyYahoo co-founder believes digital currencies will play a significant role in the future of society, even though bitcoin isn’t “quite there yet”. Speaking at the sidelines of the Fortune Global Forum in China, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang drew parallels to bitcoin’s volatility and technology […]

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7 December 2017

Headlines Apple Patent Filing Hints at Blockchain UseIn a new application released by the USPTO, Apple describes how it might use a blockchain-based platform to generate and secure timestamps. Playkey ICO Raises $10.5 Million for Cloud-Powered GamingBy decentralizing, this cloud-gaming company based in Russia aims to expand into the U.S. and Asia. Bitcoin Analysis December […]

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6 December 2017

Headlines Lightning At Last? Bitcoin Scaling Layer Almost ReadyBitcoin’s most anticipated scaling solution took a big step forward Tuesday with the presentation of new test results. Mark Fisher: “BTC was what silver was back in the late ’70s and ’80s”Influential and respected Wall Streeter, Mark Fisher, has shared his thoughts on the current bull run […]

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5 December 2017

Headlines Open Trading Network Now Has a Personal TouchThis is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Open Trading Network – A Long Overdue Solution to a Growing Problem Open Trading Network (OTN) is an innovative platform […]

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4 December 2017

Headlines We’re Guarding Consumers Over Bitcoin: New York RegulatorMaria Vullo, the superintendent of New York Department of Financial Services, told Bloomberg’s David Westin in a TV interview that the department keeps on top of bitcoin. Westin posed the question in light of bitcoin’s temporary drop in value on Sunday, reportedly caused by regulatory pressure. Westin […]

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3 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Breakout: Price Spikes $500 in One Hour to Top $11.5kThe price of bitcoin is once again in uncharted territory with weekend traders pushing the digital asset to new highs in Sunday’s session. Bitcoin Price Stabilizes in $11,000 Region, as it Recovers From CorrectionThe bitcoin price has fully recovered from its most recent major […]

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2 December 2017

Headlines Nobel Laureate Economist Predicts a Bitcoin Crash “Won’t Go to Zero, It Will Just Come Down”As covered by CCN, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz recently stated that bitcoin should be outlawed during a Bloomberg television interview. Just one day after, another Nobel laureate, Robert J. Shiller, shared his view on bitcoin: that it will […]

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1 December 2017

Headlines Japan’s Cryptocurrency Exchanges Report 170 Money-Laundering Cases Since AprilFollowing new cryptocurrency regulations in April, Japanese police have pointed to 170 cases of money laundering via cryptocurrencies reported by exchange operators in six months between April and October. Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has compiled its first report on cryptocurrency laundering cases following revised laws […]

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