31 March 2018

Headlines Bank of England to Test Blockchain Tech in Domestic Payments SystemThe Bank of England is beginning its Proof of Concept (PoC) to examine its potential in RTGS functionality with decentralized blockchain technology. Providing a resilient, strong, innovative system for the UK in mind, the PoC serves as a response to changes within the fintech […]

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30 March 2018

Headlines Indeed: Bitcoin Price Retreat Weighs Heavily on Demand for Crypto JobsThere is a correlation between bitcoin price performance and interest in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency job market, a new report by job site Indeed’s Hiring Lab reveals. When times are good in the bitcoin price, it’s reflected in rising demand for cryptocurrency and bitcoin […]

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29 March 2018

Headlines Two Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Shut down Amid Coincheck Hack Fallout: ReportThe increased scrutiny by Japan’s financial regulator following Coincheck’s infamous $530 million NEM theft will reportedly see two cryptocurrency exchange operators shutter and exit the industry. According to a Nikkei report on Thursday, two cryptocurrency exchange operators -Tokyo GateWay and Mr. Exchange are […]

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28 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Cash Bull Failures Could See Traders Move to BitcoinBitcoin is likely to outperform its rival bitcoin cash in the short-run, the technical charts indicate. B3i Shifts From Blockchain Consortium to Full-Fledged CompanyB3i has become an independent company that will continue to explore and provide blockchain applications for the insurance industry. US Futures Self-Regulator […]

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27 March 2018

Headlines Demand For Bitcoin in Venezuela Still Surging Amidst Economic TurmoilVenezuela has always been a peculiar country when it comes to cryptocurrency. The locals have shown a big interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies over the years. It seems that demand will only continue to grow. This is despite the country having its own national […]

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26 March 2018

Headlines ‘We Got Too Excited’: Charlie Lee, Litecoin Foundation Apologize After LitePay VanishesLitecoin creator Charlie Lee and the Litecoin Foundation have each apologized for failing to conduct due diligence on LTC-based payment processing startup LitePay, which has sparked allegations of conducting an exit scam due to its abrupt closure. As CCN reported, the Litecoin price […]

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25 March 2018

Headlines Malta Wants to Become The ‘Blockchain Island’, With World’s Largest Cryptocurrency ExchangeThis week, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with a $1.7 billion daily trading volume, has relocated its headquarters to Malta, a region that has always been friendly to cryptocurrency businesses and investors. Along with its current team, Binance has moved its resources […]

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24 March 2018

Headlines OFAC’s Bitcoin Blacklist Could Change CryptoWith just one paragraph, an agency of the U.S. government may have just radically altered the dynamics of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Trump Bans Petro, a Pacquiao ICO and the Caribbean Goes Crypto: Week in ReviewWhat happened in crypto this week? Price Watch Bitcoin is up 16% this week to […]

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23 March 2018

Headlines Binance Receives Formal Warning from Japan, Plans to Move Office in MaltaCryptocurrency exchange Binance has received a formal warning from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) for operating in the country without registering with the regulatory agency as a cryptocurrency trading platform. In a letter dated March 23 and addressed to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, […]

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22 March 2018

Headlines Blockchain Capital Raises $150 Million, Looks Beyond Financial ServicesThe raise, Blockchain Capital’s fourth, includes $25 million worth of cryptocurrency and brings its total assets under management to $250 million. Puerto Rico Launches Blockchain Advisory Council to Support the IndustryPuerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Trade (DDEC) recently launched a Blockchain Advisory Council, reportedly […]

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21 March 2018

Headlines Startup EverMarkets Aims to Shake Up Futures Trading With BlockchainBlockchain company EverMarkets is developing a peer-to-peer futures trading platform based on blockchain technology. 15-Year-Old Hacks Hardware Crypto Wallet LedgerHardware wallet Ledger Nano S had a break in – teenage security expert, Saleem Rashid, found an issue with the “tamper-free” wallet. The story began on Nov. […]

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20 March 2018

Headlines A16z, USV Lead $12 Million Funding for CryptoKittiesCryptoKitties will break away from its developer, Axiom Zen, after raising $12 million of venture capital. Report: Russians Helped Venezuela Launch the PetroTime Magazine reported Tuesday that the Russian government helped Venezuela develop the petro cryptocurrency with the support of Vladimir Putin. 83% of Australian Cryptocurrency Investors […]

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19 March 2018

Headlines Intel Thinks Blockchain Could Power a Next-Gen Media Rights ManagerTech giant Intel has moved to protect a custom system for digital rights management built on a blockchain. Financial Analyst: Bitcoin Mid-Term Target at $28,000 Still in PlayThe Bitcoin price is on everybody’s mind as of right now. With the current trend remaining bearish, the […]

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18 March 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund: We’ll Succeed, Even if Bitcoin Ends Up DefunctDan Morehead, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-chief investment officer of struggling cryptocurrency hedge fund Pantera Capital, recently claimed that even if bitcoin fails like Pets.com did during the dot-com bubble, the hedge fund would still see investors make money. According to CNBC, Morehead’s […]

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17 March 2018

Headlines Crypto Trading App Robinhood Expected to Hit $5.6 Billion Valuation with New FundingRobinhood’s valuation is expected to jump fourfold to around $5.6 billion, driven by the stock brokerage app’s popularity among millennials. The company, which offers cryptocurrency trades in addition to stock trades, is in the process of securing around $350 million from an […]

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16 March 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Introduces New Tax CalculatorCoinbase has added new tax features for its customers. The new features are aimed at simplifying the often complex process of paying tax and come with a reminder that gains made from digital currencies are taxable in the US. Under IRS guidance virtual currencies are treated as property, […]

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15 March 2018

Headlines Microsoft Labels Malicious Crypto Mining an ‘Increasing Threat’ as Ransomware Attacks DropMicrosoft has released a blog post discussing the emerging threat of malicious cryptocurrency miners. The post from the Windows Defender Research blog noted that the number of enterprise computers encountering unauthorized coin miners doubled from December to January 2018. Microsoft suggest that the […]

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14 March 2018

Headlines South Korean Researchers Unveil ‘Leger-Free Blockchain’ Built for Central BanksA group of South Korean researchers has unveiled a “ledger-free blockchain” called “PureChain” that it says could hasten the introduction of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The research team — which includes representatives from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Kyung Hee […]

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13 March 2018

Headlines Marathon Patent Group Successfully Launches Canadian Bitcoin Mining OperationCryptocurrency mining has become a very big industry as of late. Companies from all over the world are searching for lucrative areas to mine Bitcoin. Canada has proven to be a rather promising region in this regard. The Marathon Patent Group is the latest company to […]

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12 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Charges Toward $10,000 as Bulls Regain FootingThe Bitcoin price charged back toward $10,000 on Monday as the bulls began to regain their footing following last week’s downturn. Bitcoin Price Charges Toward $10,000 as Bulls Regain Footing Bitcoin began the week on a high note, climbing nine percent to approximately $9,800 on cryptocurrency […]

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11 March 2018

Headlines How XRP’s Tech Differs from Other Crypto AssetsWhat is XRP? How is it different from bitcoin? CoinDesk looks at the tech behind the crypto market’s third-largest asset. Bitcoin Price Will Likely Surge as Mt. Gox Sell Off Paused Until SeptemberOver the past several days Bitcoin has experienced a large drop in value. The entire […]

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10 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Exchange Prasos Falling out of Favor with Finnish BanksBanks in Finland are turning down business with a large Nordic cryptocurrency exchange. Prasos, based in Finland, has now had four bank accounts closed and is now dependent on just one account. The platform exchanges cryptocurrencies for euros and relies upon banks for its service, […]

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9 March 2018

Headlines PBoC Governor Blasts ‘Explosive’ Crypto SpeculationPBoC’s governor Zhou Xiaochuan takes aim at cryptocurrency speculation in a press conference on Friday. Cryptocurrency Will Take Power Away from Central Banks: Ex Trump Aide Steve BannonSteve Bannon has made comments putting him firmly behind cryptocurrencies. He made the statements during a talk in Zurich, Switzerland, referring to […]

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8 March 2018

Headlines NSFW? Australian Police Probe Government Staffers Over Crypto MiningMisused office equipment gets IT staff in trouble. Overstock Venture Arm Invests $3 Million in Blockchain Payments StartupBitt, a Barbados-based blockchain payment startup, has received a $3 million investment from Overstock’s Medici Ventures. Binance Hack Rumors Refuted, Can Bitcoin Price Secure Momentum Again?Cryptocurrency enthusiasts will have […]

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7 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Eyes $10K After High Volume DropBitcoin is looking increasingly heavy and could test the $10,000 mark in the next 24 hours, the price charts indicate. Missing Bitcoin Billions from Mt Gox Linked to UK CompanyThe Mt Gox hack back in 2014 was one of the largest Bitcoin heists in history. Four years ago […]

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6 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin’s Dip Below $11K Puts Bulls on Shaky GroundHaving failed to scale a major resistance level on Monday, bitcoin fell below the $11,000 mark soon before press time. Jihan Wu to Talk Central Bank Crypto at DC SummitThe Chamber of Digital Commerce’s D.C. Blockchain Summit will also host notable speakers from the public and […]

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5 March 2018

Headlines Coinbase Hires Silicon Valley Dealmaker as Firm Explores Potential AcquisitionsCoinbase has hired a former LinkedIn executive known for her dealmaking prowess as the cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage giant prepares to expand through a potential series of mergers and acquisitions. On Monday, Coinbase announced that it had hired Emilie Choi to serve as the company’s […]

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4 March 2018

Headlines How XRP Fits Into Ripple’s Payments Products ExplainedWhile interest in XRP continues, confusion remains about how the cryptocurrency interacts with Ripple’s products. CoinDesk explains. SEC Subpoenas 80 Cryptocurrency Firms, Including TechCrunch FundThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has subpoenaed 80 cryptocurrency companies, including the $100 million cryptofund of TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, according […]

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3 March 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Enters Bull Market as Dominance Index Surges Above 40%Bitcoin will remain the world’s leading cryptocurrency for some time to come. Over the past few days, the Bitcoin Dominance Index has been on the rise. This correlates with the recent BTC price increase we have seen forming on the charts. The big question is […]

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2 March 2018

Headlines First Bitcoin Cash Ransomware Makes It Impossible to Decrypt FilesRansomware extortionists have seemingly started using Bitcoin Cash (BCH) for ransom payments as well, according to a report published by Bleeping Computer. The first ransomware strain to use the cryptocurrency, dubbed Thanatos, makes it impossible for users to decrypt their files, even after paying. Per […]

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1 March 2018

Headlines Banking Giants Send $30 Million in Securities Over DLTCredit Suisse and ING say they have successful sent securities worth €25 million ($30 million) over a system built with R3’s Corda. ‘Adversely Affected’: AMD Worries Crypto Miners’ GPU Demand Could FallAMD has warned that reduced demand from cryptocurrency miners could “adversely” affect the firm’s GPU […]

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