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 China on a Blockchain? Maybe in 2018China may have moved to ban crypto activities in 2017, but that doesn’t mean the country won’t be a major player in the year ahead. Former FDIC Chair Argues against Banning BitcoinSheila Bair, former director of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), recently argued that bitcoin shouldn’t […]

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29 December 2017

Headlines Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex Mandates ID Requirements for Legacy UsersUS-based cryptocurrency-only exchange Poloniex is pushing legacy customers to comply with updated customer identification requirements. Among the earliest crypto-only exchanges, Poloniex is mandating new customer identification and verification requirements upon legacy account holders as the platform pledges its commitment to complying with all relevant laws as […]

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28 December 2017

Headlines Segwit2x a Scam?  Community Members Cry FoulOver the past week or so, CCN has dedicated a number of articles to the alleged revival of Segwit2x. The proposed fork is slated for block 501451, approximately December 28th.  Inspired by the aborted November Segwit2x fork, this revamped version is the product of an entirely new team. […]

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27 December 2017

Headlines Ripple Price Tests All-Time Highs on News of Further Penetration into Asian MarketsThe ripple price leaped more than 15 percent on Wednesday in response to news that SBI Ripple Asia had entered into a partnership with several major Japanese credit card issuers. Ripple Price Leaps 15 Percent The cryptocurrency markets made a general advance […]

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26 December 2017

Headlines Analyst: Bitcoin Price Could Surpass $60,000 in 2018Over the past 24 hours, the bitcoin price has regained momentum after two major corrections, recovering to $15,000 across all major bitcoin markets including the US and Japan. In South Korea, the demand for bitcoin still remains significantly high, as it is being traded with a $4,000 […]

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25 December 2017

Headlines Israel Central Bank Considers Digital Currency for Instant PaymentsThe Bank of Israel is reportedly considering issuing a digital currency to support a real-time nationwide payments system. In its advent to research and foster a real-time payments system in the country, the Bank of Israel sees a central bank-issued digital currency as an option for […]

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24 December 2017

Headlines Cryptocurrencies Decline on Christmas Eve: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple Down 10%On Christmas Eve, December 24, the price of leading cryptocurrencies fell by large margins. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin, along with every other cryptocurrency in the market with the exception of a few have declined substantially in value. Out of the 10 most valuable […]

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23 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Recovers Within 24 Hours From $11,500 to $15,000, Optimstic FactorsIt took less than 24 hours for the bitcoin price to recover from a 30 percent drop. Earlier today, on December 23, the price of bitcoin recovered from $11,500 to $15,000, as the cryptocurrency market began to demonstrate optimistic signs of growth. Factors […]

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22 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin’s Crash Will Test the Strength of the BlockchainOn Saturday December 16, Bitcoin was trading for $19,700 on Coinbase, up 35% within seven days. A year ago it was trading for $1,000. As Bitcoin now slides down below $12,000, off 44% from its record high, it may seem clear to many that the frenzy […]

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21 December 2017

Headlines How Regulators Become Blockchain InnovatorsDon’t believe the crypto hype? On a large enough scale, no institution is safe from dramatic change, argues Central Bank of Aruba’s Ryan Peterson. Blockchain Advocates in Japan and South Korea Are Joining ForcesJapanese and South Korean blockchain groups have partnered for dissemination of blockchain technology. South Korea’s Bitcoin Cash […]

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20 December 2017

Headlines South Korean Bitcoin Exchange Hacked, Files For BankruptcySeoul-Based South Korean bitcoin exchange Youbit has admitted to suffering a major security breach that led to the loss of a fifth of user funds stored on the trading platform. Youbit to Proceed With Bankruptcy Proceedings In an announcement, Youbit told its users that they will only […]

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19 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Risks Bearish Price Reversal as Altcoins SurgeBitcoin prices are feeling the pull of gravity today, amid solid gains across many alternative cryptocurrencies. BitPay now Charges two Fees to Complete Bitcoin TransactionsSpending Bitcoin has become somewhat of an expensive matter. Although it is still appealing to the masses, there are some issues as well. […]

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18 December 2017

Headlines Official: CME Bitcoin Futures Exchange is Live, Inflow of $10 Billion ExpectedCME Group, the world’s second-largest options exchange behind Cboe with a market cap of $51.4 billion, has officially listed bitcoin futures contracts on its trading platform earlier today, on December 18. Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) on the CME bitcoin futures exchange, which aggregates […]

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17 December 2017

Headlines Cardano Surges by 145% in 1 Day, Charlie Lee Questions ValueCardano, a blockchain project led by highly regarded cryptographers and IOHK, has recorded massive gains over the past two days. Within the past 24 hours, the price of ADA, Cardano’s native token, surged by more than 130 percent, from $0.22 to $0.52. The market […]

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16 December 2017

Headlines Starbucks’ Wi-Fi Found Using People’s Laptops to Mine MoneroEarlier this year CCN reported on The Pirate Bay’s efforts to use visitor CPU to mine Monero in order to monetize its traffic and replace the ads on its pages. The torrent index website used Coinhive, a JavaScript code that allows website admins to mine the […]

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15 December 2017

Headlines (+) Trade recommendation: Lisk/BitcoinThe best way to trade a range-bound market is to buy at the lower end of the range and sell at the upper end. If the range is large and well established, it offers us a good risk to reward objective. We believe that LSK/BTC fits the bill and offers us […]

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14 December 2017

Headlines Out With the Old? Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory ApproachWhat if an ICO is just an ICO? Eva Kaili argues regulations need more imaginative approaches to blockchain. Japanese Shipping Giant, IBM to Trial Blockchain in Cross-Border TradeJapanese shipping firm Mitsui OSK Lines and partners including IBM are to undertake a blockchain trial aimed to […]

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13 December 2017

Headlines (+) ICO Analysis: CanYa Bitcoin Futures Codes: How to Read Them And What They MeanSo you want to trade bitcoin futures? First, learn the Chicago exchanges’ highly counterintuitive naming system for monthly contracts. Vanguard Taps Symbiont’s Private Blockchain for Index Fund DataThe partners say the blockchain technology speeds up data delivery from the index […]

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12 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The DipThings are moving incredibly fast in the bitcoin price right now so, just as we did this morning, we are going to jump straight into our analysis so as not to miss any opportunities for entry on the action that we are seeing. Anybody that is watching the space […]

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11 December 2017

Headlines France Approves Blockchain Trading of Unlisted SecuritiesThe French government has given the official nod for trading unlisted securities using blockchain technology. Russia’s Biggest Bank Pilots Money Transfer on an IBM BlockchainSberbank has piloted the Russian banking industry’s first ever payment transaction over a blockchain. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest bank by assets, has executed a real-time money […]

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10 December 2017

Headlines Swiss Banks Encouraged By Bitcoin FuturesRepresentatives of two Swiss banks that offer bitcoin products, Falcon Private Bank and Vontobel Holding AG, are high on bitcoin’s future due to the pending introductions of bitcoin futures in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. The banks believe the futures contracts will usher in more digital currency products.   […]

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9 December 2017

Headlines Indian Central Bank’s Bitcoin Warning: A Sign of Fear?On December 5, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank, cautioned investors of bitcoin, clarifying that the government is yet to regulate bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges within the local market. An official statement released by the RBI read: “Reserve Bank of India (RBI) […]

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8 December 2017

Headlines Circle’s CENTRE Raises $20 Million in SAFT SaleCircle has raised $20 million in a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) sale for its ethereum-based “CENTRE” payments network. Zcash Sets Roadmap for Blockchain Upgrades in 2018The zcash development team is planning a series of network upgrades for next year, according to a roadmap published today. […]

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7 December 2017

Headlines DMD Diamond – the Ultra Scarce Alternative Solution to Wealth StorageThis 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. After more than four years of existence, DMD Diamond represents one of the oldest alternative cryptocurrencies still […]

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6 December 2017

Headlines MasterCard-Backed Revolut Enables Bitcoin for Cross-Border PaymentsA London-based digital payments company is allowing its customers to buy, hold, and exchange bitcoin and other digital currencies through its mobile app. Revolut, which provides a service to people enabling them to transfer money across borders with no fees, will now be able to access bitcoin, litecoin, […]

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5 December 2017

Headlines Tokyo Financial Exchange Plans for Bitcoin Futures LaunchTaking a cue from its U.S. rivals, the Tokyo Financial Exchange is now preparing to launch its own bitcoin derivatives futures product. The Tokyo Financial Exchange, one of Japan’s leading financial exchanges that counts the likes of JPMorgan Chase among its trading participants, is set to join […]

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4 December 2017

Headlines Closing China’s Bitcoin Exchanges Was the Right Move, Says PBoC OfficialThe vice governor of the People’s Bank of China has said that regulators took the right decision in banning ICOs and closing cryptocurrency exchanges. Multiple Exchanges Racing Toward the Bitcoin Futures Finish LineThey’re all in: The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc (CME), Cboe Futures Exchange […]

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3 December 2017

Headlines How Governments Are Reacting to ICOsHow does a government react when faced with ICO disruption? At least five approaches have emerged so far. Aruba Looks to Ethereum to Boost TourismThe Caribbean island of Aruba is working with blockchain startup Winding Tree to build a decentralized marketplace for its tourism sector. Bank of Canada may […]

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2 December 2017

Headlines 7 Tokens Investors Are Talking AboutWith so many tokens on the market, CoinDesk speaks to Boost VC, Compound VC and Pantera Capital to find out which they consider worth investing in. Ethereum’s Smart Contracts’ Built-in Functionality Offers a Way to Protect ICO InvestorsThis is a sponsored guest spot. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with […]

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1 December 2017

Headlines Bitcoin Is an Emerging Systemic RiskThe bubble in cryptocurrency threatens the broader financial system, given new buyers’ different motivations from early adopters and use of leverage. Bitcoin Price Watch; Closing Out The WeekWe are closing in on the end of a week that’s going to be remembered for some time by many in the […]

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