31 January 2018

Headlines “Crypto Nation”: Switzerland Embraces Cryptocurrencies as an ICO HavenThe Swiss are bucking an otherwise resistant trend among the world’s regulators toward cryptocurrencies. Instead, Switzerland is embracing the culture of cryptocurrencies, as evidenced by a leadership role for the domiciling of upcoming ICOs, as reported in the FT. As home to Crypto Valley, the Swiss version of Silicon […]

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30 January 2018

Headlines Short-Term? Cryptocurrency Market Struggles to Record Gains as Slump ContinuesThe cryptocurrency market has continued to struggle demonstrating gains for two straight days. Today, on January 30, major cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum dropped by nearly 5 percent. Adoption As CCN reported yesterday, the current price trend of bitcoin and Ethereum do not accurately reflect […]

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29 January 2018

Headlines The Google Effect and Bitcoin Price Parallels PersistIf you want to know where the bitcoin price is headed, just ask Google. Datatrek Research’s Nick Colas, an early analyst to track bitcoin, suggested to CNBC that the key to unlocking bitcoin’s next rally is to observe Google search and the ensuing digtal wallet creation, both […]

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28 January 2018

Headlines Indian Bitcoin Exchange Zebpay Adds Litecoin SupportOn January 25, 2018, Zebpay, one of India’s most popular mobile-based cryptocurrency exchanges, announced the addition of Litecoin to its trading platform. In a blog post on its website, the company stated that the cryptocurrency is one of the several other tokens that are also scheduled to be […]

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27 January 2018

Headlines Is Bitcoin Too Volatile to be Used as Currency?In Davos at this year’s World Economic Forum, Bitcoin has continued to be a polarizing subject, attracting both criticism and praise from business figures, industry experts, and world leaders. Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert J. Shiller had the following to say about the cryptocurrency: “I tend to think […]

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26 January 2018

Headlines Digital Currencies Creating ‘Frenetic Activity’ in Millennial Investing: Brokerage Firm CEORetail investor activity is on the rise, claims the CEO of brokerage firm TD Ameritrade, thanks in part to heightened interest in digital currencies and pot-related securities. Speaking on CNBC’s ‘Closing Bell,’ the chief of Ameritrade, Tim Hockey, said that there has been ‘frenetic activity […]

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25 January 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Takes Davos Stage in Currency Panel DebateCryptocurrencies took the stage Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a panel discussion on bitcoin. Security Firm Guardtime Unveils Crypto Asset Storage ProductGuardtime and Metaco launched yesterday, “SILO”, a new cryptocurrency asset management solution for banks and financial institutions. Popular App Stores Targeted […]

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24 January 2018

Headlines China Signals Clampdown on Digital Currency Pyramid SchemesChina’s Ministry of Public Security and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) have decided to jointly work to curb the spread of online pyramid schemes, according to a ministry notice. The public security organs have detected a large number of national pyramid schemes, including some […]

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23 January 2018

Headlines Study: Vast Majority of Americans Have Heard About BitcoinA new large-scale survey shows the vast majority of Americans are well aware of Bitcoin. About six in 10 Americans have heard of Bitcoin, according to the poll of 5,761 people. Here are key points from the survey: • 5% of those surveyed currently own Bitcoin […]

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22 January 2018

Headlines Emptied IOTA Wallets: Hackers Steal Millions Using Malicious Seed GeneratorsThe IOTA community has recently been hit with a bit of drama, as some individuals have been left with their wallets drained due to malicious websites providing users with a new wallet seed. Just two days ago, many users reported having their funds (an estimated […]

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21 January 2018

Headlines Blockchain tech enters the energy sectorThe realm of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies is expanding exponentially. So much so that regular companies and huge multinationals are now looking towards applying the tech to improve their business operations, increase productivity, and reduce unnecessary expenses. The energy sector is slowly embracing the latest hot tech and oil […]

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20 January 2018

Headlines Fake News: Venezuela Rejects “False Information” on Petro WhitepaperThe Venezuelan government has recently stated that “false information” about its oil-backed Petro cryptocurrency has been published online. According to Reuters, the government is rejecting a leaked, allegedly fake, Petro whitepaper. The superintendence of Venezuelan Cryptoassets and Related Activites, bullishly announced late last year by president […]

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19 January 2018

Headlines Russia’s Largest Bank Has Launched a Blockchain LaboratorySberbank, Russia’s largest bank by assets, has opened a blockchain lab to develop, test and pilot blockchain projects. The newly established blockchain lab will focus on developing business solutions for the wider Sberbank Group in addition to cooperating with startups, associations, communities and alliances to further blockchain […]

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18 January 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Wallet Ledger Raises Mammoth $75 Million in Series B FundingFrench cryptocurrency hardware startup Ledger has announced a new $75 million Series B round of funding to ramp up operations and keep up with demand for products like its hardware bitcoin wallet. Paris-based cryptocurrency and blockchain security firm Ledger has raised €61 million ($75 […]

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17 January 2018

Headlines The Sidechains Breakthrough Almost Everyone in Bitcoin MissedThough it’s garnered little attention, “non-interactive proofs of proofs of work” may clear a roadblock for sidechains, a potential “altcoin killer.” A Note to CoinDesk ReadersOn Tuesday, we had technical difficulties that prevented us from posting for several hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have […]

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16 January 2018

Headlines China to Restrict Cryptocurrency OTC Trading and Mining, No Definite Plans YetAccording to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg and Reuters, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) vice governor Pan Gongsheng has encouraged the government to enforce a complete ban on cryptocurrency trading. Far-Fetched to Claim China Triggered Market Correction Last year, the Chinese […]

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15 January 2018

Headlines Indonesia Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Payments ‘Not Legitimate’Bank Indonesia has warned that cryptocurrencies may not be used for payments in the country. End of Inflation? The Radical Vision of Futures-Backed CryptocurrencyAn expert at software giant SAP has a radical idea for how central banks can eliminate inflation with cryptocurrency assets. $15K in Sight? Bitcoin Prices […]

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14 January 2018

Headlines Billionaire Bitcoin Bull Novogratz to Launch Cryptocurrency Merchant BankMike Novogratz, who recently scrapped plans for a cryptocurrency hedge fund, is launching a merchant bank for cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based ventures that he intends to take public, according to Bloomberg. Novogratz, a former macro manager, released a plan to raise $200 million and list shares of […]

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13 January 2018

Headlines Blockchain CEO: Central Banks Will Hold Bitcoin and Ether in 2018Peter Smith, the CEO of Blockchain, the second most widely utilized cryptocurrency wallet behind Coinbase, stated that central banks will begin to hold major digital currencies like bitcoin and Ethereum’s native token Ether in 2018. “I think this year will be the first year […]

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12 January 2018

Headlines Korea’s Justice Ministry Softens Crypto Exchange Ban Proposal after BacklashThe South Korean Justice Ministry has backpedaled somewhat on its proposal to brazenly shut down all domestic cryptocurrency exchanges following a public statement by the country’s Presidential Office. Earlier today, South Korea’s Ministry of Justice organized a press conference wherein Justice Minister Park Seng-ki spoke […]

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11 January 2018

Headlines BTC Price Tech Analysis for 01/11/2018 – A Bit More Bullish MomentumBitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is still within its ascending channel on the 1-hour time frame and has bounced off support. A bit more bullish momentum can be seen as price broke past a small descending trend line. Technical indicators, however, are […]

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10 January 2018

Headlines Petition: Coinbase Users Demand Bitcoin Cash Trading PairsA Change.org petition outlines the key reasons why Coinbase should prioritize Bitcoin Cash as a trading pair. Bitcoin Cash infamously crashed Coinbase when it premiered on the popular exchange on December 19, 2017. Its overwhelming demand has not waned as many traders see Bitcoin Cash as more […]

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9 January 2018

Headlines 1,000 Bitcoin Mining Rigs: Long Island Iced Tea Completes ‘Long Blockchain’ PivotA former beverage producer has completed a pivot into the blockchain space with the purchase of 1,000 bitcoin mining rigs from hardware producer Bitmain. Long Blockchain Leaps Headfirst Into Bitcoin Mining Market Long Blockchain Corp. — formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea […]

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8 January 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Analysis January 9, 2018BTC/USD Bitcoin fell a bit during the trading session on Monday, as traders came back to work. It looks as if we’re going to go looking towards the $15,000 level, but the stochastic oscillator on the 4-hour chart is starting to get a little oversold. We could drift as low […]

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7 January 2018

Headlines Digital Currencies: Shaping the Future of Banking – Iranian BankerA prominent Iranian banker has come out in support of digital currencies. Masoud Khatouni, a senior member at Iran’s largest bank, has called for Bitcoin and other cryptos to be recognised and accepted into the nation’s banking system. According to Bank Meli Iran’s deputy for […]

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6 January 2018

Headlines What Meltdown and Spectre Flaws Mean for CryptoNewly discovered computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre could have an impact on cryptocurrency users. Bank Of England Drops Plans For Its Own Cryptocurrency, Fearing InstabilityThe Bank of England has decided it will not launch its own cryptocurrency due to its possible impact on the financial system, according […]

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5 January 2018

Headlines Ripple Eyes Retreat After Record Price HighsRipple’s XRP token may have found a short-term top and there’s potential for a sustained pullback in prices, price charts suggest. Off the Leash? Bitcoin Looks North After Breaking $16KBitcoin is gaining altitude today, amid a sharp drop in prices of some alternative currencies. Is $18,000 in sight? […]

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4 January 2018

Headlines Government Think Tank to Trial Blockchain Verification in IndiaThe National Institution for Transforming India is exploring blockchain’s application in education, health and other sectors. Rocketing Ripple Puts Founders and CEO Among the World’s Richest PeopleThe value of the cryptocurrency ecosystem skyrocketed in 2017, with various cryptocurrencies surpassing 1,000% gains. Ripple’s XRP token, for example, […]

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3 January 2018

Headlines E-Trade Financial Launches CME Bitcoin Futures TradingE-Trade Financial Corporation opened trading in bitcoin futures from CME Group Tuesday evening. Interstellar Leap: Stellar Lumens Up 50%, Surpasses Litecoin at $16 BillionStellar Lumens investors are entering the new year with healthy portfolios and a positive outlook.  The asset rose nearly 50% overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, […]

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2 January 2018

Headlines Premature: Seoul Academic Blasts South Korean Government’s Bitcoin RegulationsYoo Byung-joon, business administration professor at Seoul National University, the most prestigious college in South Korea, has stated that the South Korean government introduced premature regulations for the bitcoin and cryptocurrency market. Premature Regulations As CCN reported in December, the South Korean government released various policies […]

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1 January 2018

Headlines Video: Bitcoin or Litecoin? Charlie Lee on Which Crypto Had a Better 2017Litecoin’s creator sits down for a Q&A on the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, talking bitcoin scaling, ICOs and where the industry is headed. Video: Bitcoin Sign Guy Tells All About Infamous Janet Yellen PhotobombThe man behind the sign steps into the light […]

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