28 February 2018

Headlines Square Sees Bitcoin as a ‘Transformational Technology,’ Could Launch Cryptocurrency ExchangeDigital payments firm Square views Bitcoin as a “transformational technology,” and analysts predict that the company could one day launch a cryptocurrency exchange. Bitcoin a ‘Transformational Technology,’ Says Square CEO Jack Dorsey The company made waves last year when it announced that it was […]

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27 February 2018

Headlines Goldman Sachs Exec: Central Bank Cryptos Could Be ‘Incredibly Useful’A Goldman Sachs exec believes that cryptocurrencies – at least those that might one day be created by central banks – could be “incredibly useful.” A Ray of Hope for Utility TokensWyoming’s utility token bill, if enacted, is likely to be influential beyond its borders, […]

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26 February 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Core Releases Software Upgrade With Full SegWit SupportThe Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 update has been officially released, introducing full support for the SegWit wallet and user interfaces. Goldman Sachs Latest to Label Crypto a Business RiskInvestment banking giant Goldman Sachs has cited its connection to cryptocurrencies and blockchain as a potential business risk, public […]

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25 February 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrency Market Struggles at $500 Billion, But Fundamentals are StrongMajor cryptocurrencies have struggled to sustain their upward momentum secured earlier this week, on February 23. Bitcoin has fallen below the $10,000 mark again, while Ethereum’s native cryptocurrency Ether has struggled to spike above $900. Bitcoin Earlier this year, the dominance index of bitcoin reached […]

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24 February 2018

Headlines Elon Musk Reveals Personal Crypto HoldingsElon Musk has revealed his personal cryptocurrency holdings. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla told Twitter followers that he, in fact, has never purchased cryptocurrency, and only holds a small amount of Bitcoin gifted by a friend. Not sure. I let @jack know, but it’s still going. I […]

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23 February 2018

Headlines Ethereum Governance ‘Not That Bad’ Says Buterin Amid Fund DebateDuring an ethereum core developer meeting Friday, Vitalik Buterin argued the protocol’s governance isn’t functioning poorly, it’s just misunderstood. Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers Resigns Amid Board ReorganizationControversial Tezos Foundation President Johann Gevers has formally resigned his post as part of a wider board reorganization. […]

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22 February 2018

Headlines UK Treasury Committee Launches ‘Inquiry’ into CryptocurrenciesThe United Kingdom’s Treasury Select Committee, a group of cross-party MPs, is launching an inquiry into cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and blockchain technology in an effort to understand them. The UK Treasury Committee is today opening a new inquiry into cryptocurrencies to focus on both opportunities and risks posed […]

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21 February 2018

Headlines California Millennial Assembly-Member Pushes Bill to Recognize BlockchainThe bill on electronic records would advance blockchain use for smart contracts and electronic signatures in the state.  Assembly-member Ian Calderon (D-Calif.), the maiden millennial elected to the state’s legislature at 27 years old (he’s now in his early 30s), launched California Assembly Bill 2658 in recent days to […]

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20 February 2018

Headlines South Korea’s Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at HomeFifty-two-year-old Jung Ki-joon led the regulatory effort to implement tighter controls on cryptocurrency trading. He was found deceased at home on Sunday, according to a South Korean government spokesperson cited in The Wall Street Journal. Jung Ki-joon, who led economic policy for the Office for Government Policy Coordination, had […]

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19 February 2018

Headlines The Real Problem With NocoinersWhat makes a nocoiner a nocoiner is not simply the absence of cryptocurrency from his investment portfolio, but his sanctimonious attitude about it. Coinbase. Ripple. Uphold? Greg Kidd Defends His Boldest Bet YetExuberant investor Gregg Kidd outlines his plans for Uphold, a profitable crypto startup that’s largely flown under the […]

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18 February 2018

Headlines Doge Is Helping Ethereum Solve Its Biggest IssueYears after it was written off as a joke, dogecoin continues to prove useful, this time factoring into a major ethereum test. Internet Archive Sees Big Donations from Vitalik Buterin and the Pineapple FundVitalik Buterin last week donated 100 Ethereum to a digital media charity. At current prices this […]

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17 February 2018

Headlines In 10 Years We Won’t Have BlockchainsInstead, we may have something that does what a blockchain does, only faster, cheaper and scalable. It’ll look more like a graph than a linear chain. Bank of America Holds 45 Crypto-Related PatentsA patent grants its holder exclusive rights to an invention, such as a piece of technology, […]

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16 February 2018

Headlines Ellen DeGeneres Is ‘Down With’ BitcoinIf there was any doubt that bitcoin is making its way into the mainstream, Ellen DeGeneres has just dispelled those myths. Telling her audience that she’s ‘down with’ bitcoin, Ellen used her comedic talent to describe bitcoin by comparing the top cryptocurrency to a goat and even talking BTC price. […]

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15 February 2018

Headlines South Africa’s Central Bank Launches Ethereum-Based Blockchain PoCThe central bank of South Africa has launched a new proof-of-concept (PoC) project to replicate interbank settlements on an Ethereum-based blockchain. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the country’s central bank, has announced a new FinTech initiative that will include ‘Project Khokha’ – a blockchain PoC endeavor […]

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14 February 2018

Headlines (+) Litecoin Prices Could Be Undervalued Ahead of LitePay Launch Virtually no Americans Report Bitcoin Holdings to the IRSThe taxation of Bitcoin capital gains in the US has always been a controversial topic. For a lot of people, it is still rather cumbersome to do so. It is not surprising to see few people […]

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13 February 2018

Headlines ‘V’ Recovery? ETC Posts Big Gains In Sideways MarketThe price of ethereum classic’s cryptocurrency is on a tear, reporting double-digit gains Tuesday amid an otherwise sidways market. Bitcoin Price Struggles to Break Through Resistance at $9,000The cryptocurrency market recovery hit a wall on Tuesday, forcing the Bitcoin price back down to $8,500 and all […]

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12 February 2018

Headlines 3 EU Watchdogs Warn Over ‘High Risks’ of Crypto InvestmentThe three European Supervisory Authorities have released a warning on the risks involved with investing in cryptocurrencies. Bullish Signs Above $8K: Has Bitcoin Turned the Corner?Bitcoin clocked six-day highs above $9,000 over the weekend, but a long-term bull market revival may not be on the […]

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11 February 2018

Headlines Colorado Rep Jared Polis Asks Congress to Draft BTC Disclosure GuideThis week, Colorado House Representative Jared Polis sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Ethics (HCE) asking the organization to put forth statutes that require government employees to declare their Bitcoin and other digital currency holdings: “A Member or covered employee should […]

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10 February 2018

Headlines Investing in Bitcoins – Is It Worth It?You may have already tested plenty of investment options: capital market, mutual funds, government investments etc. Investing time and money into business can be troubling, but what about moving entirely into the digital environment? Is it worth it to get a loan in order to invest money […]

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9 February 2018

Headlines Hong Kong Orders Exchanges to Delist Securities TokensHong Kong’s securities watchdog has moved up regulatory actions against cryptocurrency exchanges and initial coin offering organizers. Arizona Moves One Step Closer to Accepting Bitcoin for TaxesThe Arizona Senate has cleared a bill that aims to allow residents in the state to pay their taxes with bitcoin […]

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8 February 2018

Headlines How to Help ICOs Go LegitSpeculation on utility is a bad idea, but ICOs can be an appealing alternative to venture capital, argues the head of blockchain R&D at Santander. Bitfinex’s Biggest Critic Is Back on TwitterThe Twitter account belonging to Bitfinex’ed was briefly suspended amid a long-running controversy over the crypto exchange and […]

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7 February 2018

Headlines Floor Found? Strong Volumes Push Bitcoin Above $8KFollowing positive regulatory news from the U.S., bitcoin seems to have made a break from last week’s price woes. India’s Government Ramps Up Scrutiny of Cryptocurrency PaymentsA senior Indian financial official has revealed steps taken by the government to render cryptocurrency payments ‘illegal’ in the country. In […]

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6 February 2018

Headlines There’d Be No DLT Without Bitcoin, Says CFTC Chief”It’s important to remember that if there were no bitcoin, there would be no distributed ledger technology,” Giancarlo told a U.S. Senate committee. Warren Buffet’s Railroad Firm Joins Blockchain AllianceA major U.S. freight railroad network operator owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has joined the Blockchain […]

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5 February 2018

Headlines Lloyds Banking Group Blocks Bitcoin Purchases Using Credit CardsThe Lloyds ban applies to the group’s 89 million credit card holders, including across subsidiaries such as Halifax, MBNA and Bank of Scotland. Richard Sherman: Bitcoin Becoming a Common Topic in NFLSpeaking with CNBC, NFL star Richard Sherman, cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, claims players are […]

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4 February 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrencies are Necessary For Blockchains to OperateKim Dong-yeon, the Finance Minister of South Korea, firmly stated that cryptocurrencies as incentive systems are necessary for public blockchain networks to operate. “Blockchain technology can disrupt and revolutionize the world. But, for open-source blockchain networks, cryptocurrencies are necessary as incentives for individuals to participate in the network.” […]

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3 February 2018

Headlines Crypto Rich and Paranoid: Threats Prompt Radical Security in Bitcoin LandCryptocurrency users who got rich in the run-up are now targets for robbers and kidnappers, not just hackers. That’s prompting a security overhaul. Bitcoin at $1 Million by 2020: McAfee Doubles Down on Bullish BetJohn McAfee, whose fame exists rather heavily due to the […]

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2 February 2018

Headlines FedEx Turns to Blockchain to ‘Transform the Logistics Industry’Shipping and logistics behemoth FedEx is firmly turning to decentralized technology by implementing blockchain solutions into its core processes. Global delivery giant FedEx is working with the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) – a working group of leading freight, shipping and logistics companies coming together to […]

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1 February 2018

Headlines Austrian Startup Completes First Lightning Transaction on a Bitcoin ATMAn Austria-based cryptocurrency startup has completed what it believes to be the first Bitcoin ATM transaction made using the Lightning Network (LN). Austrian Startup Coinfinity Completes First Lightning Transaction on a Bitcoin ATM Coinfinity, which operates out of Graz, already held the distinctions of deploying […]

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