30 April 2018

Headlines UNICEF Is Mining Crypto to Raise Funds for ChildrenUNICEF Australia has launched a website that harness supporters’ computers to raise donations via cryptocurrency mining. Tron Price Posts 15% Rally, But Is a Rumor to Blame?The Tron price rallied by 15 percent on Monday, defying the sluggish performance of the overall cryptocurrency market. Tron Price […]

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29 April 2018

Headlines Warren Buffet Says Buying Bitcoin is Gambling, Not InvestingInvestment guru Warren Buffet remains unsold on bitcoin and crptocurrencies. He doesn’t even consider buying bitcoin as investing and compares it to gambling. Interviewed during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting, Buffet explained his ongoing skepticism about bitcoin in an interview with Yahoo Finance. “There’s two kinds […]

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28 April 2018

Headlines Bank of America Is Closing My Three-Year-Old’s Account Over CryptoMy daughter is 3 years old. Bank of America is closing her account because of her “risk profile” and a highly indirect “connection” to cryptocurrency. Litecoin Payments are Quietly Starting to Catch OnOne of the main critiques about Bitcoin is the digital currency’s troubles offering […]

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27 April 2018

Headlines Blockchain Technology is Disrupting the Travel Industry as We Know ItThe travel industry is constantly changing because of an increasingly connected world, globalization of services, and the ease with which people can travel. The internet was a major catalyst for travel as services that once took days and even weeks to meet demand suddenly […]

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26 April 2018

Headlines ‘Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History,’ Says Founding PayPal CEO. Wrong.One could say that former PayPal chief executive Bill Harris is not fond of Bitcoin, but that would be an understatement. Writing in an op-ed published by tech outlet Recode, Harris argues that Bitcoin is not only a bad investment but is also […]

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25 April 2018

Headlines Wisconsin Mulls Allowing Bitcoin Donations for Political CampaignsEthics officials in the U.S. state of Wisconsin are divided on whether to allow political campaigns to accept campaign donations in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. If Wisconsin approves the move, it will join Montana, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. federal government in allowing cryptocurrency campaign contributions. At […]

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24 April 2018

Headlines Iceland’s ‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Suspect Has Been ArrestedIceland’s alleged bitcoin mining computer thief Sindri Thor Stefansson, who escaped from prison last week, was arrested in Amsterdam Monday. Another Police Official Arrested In Alleged Bitcoin Extortion PlotA police superintendent has been arrested in India on suspicions that he is connected to an extortion scheme against […]

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23 April 2018

Headlines Locked Out of Coinbase: Why Are Wyoming’s Bitcoin Users Still Waiting?A month after Wyoming changed a law to let Coinbase restore service in the state, users there are still waiting to regain access to their funds. Alleged Bitcoin Miner Thief Says Police Held Him ‘Without Evidence’Sindri Thor Stefansson, the alleged thief behind the “Big […]

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22 April 2018

Headlines Genesis London Conference: Study Shows Ethereum is More Decentralized Than BitcoinAt the Genesis London blockchain conference held in February by Binary District, Cornell professor, cryptocurrency expert, and computer scientist Emin Gün Sirer said in an interview that a study done by prestigious university Cornell has shown the Ethereum blockchain network is currently more decentralized […]

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21 April 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price is Up 13.6% Since Tax Season Came to an EndBitcoin is performing well in the market today as it tests the $9,000. The newfound bullish momentum is not a surprise for Fundstrat Global Advisors analyst Tom Lee, who said that tax filings were bringing the cryptocurrency market down and ‘Tax Day’ would […]

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20 April 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Helps Square’s Stock BounceJack Dorsey’s decision to support bitcoin trading in the Square Cash app is paying off. Payments platform Square Inc, of which Dorsey is at the helm, got a boost on Wednesday after Wall Street analysts said BTC trading would bolster the company’s quarterly results. The app lets customers trade BTC from […]

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19 April 2018

Headlines Self-Regulatory Body Outlines New Rules for 14 Korean Crypto ExchangesThe Korean Blockchain Industry Association, formed with 33 South Korean exchanges, has revealed a set of rules for 14 of its exchanges. The organization was formed in December of last year, where it was announced that famous cryptocurrency exchanges Bithumb, Coinone, Upbit and Korbit were also […]

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18 April 2018

Headlines Consolidation in Cryptocurrency Mining Industry to Pressure the Price of BitcoinBitcoin mining is increasingly becoming an activity for big business as the complex calculations needed to generate the virtual currency require industrial-scale capabilities. As the mining industry matures, the expected consolidation is likely to oust ‘regular folks’ that use their personal computers. Large Cryptocurrency […]

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17 April 2018

Headlines Cognizant Teams with 14 Insurers on Blockchain Data-Sharing PlatformCognizant has partnered with a group of Indian insurance firms to develop a blockchain solution for cross-company data sharing. Amazon Sees Bitcoin Use Case in Data MarketplacesThe e-commerce giant describes how merchants and law enforcement could make a bitcoin transaction stream more valuable by splicing it […]

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16 April 2018

Headlines Mastercard Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Fake IdentitiesNew patent filings from Mastercard explore a blockchain-based identity data storage system. Barclays Is Talking to Clients About Opening a Crypto Trading DeskA person with knowledge of the situation said all major banks are likely to be weighing the same decision. CFTC Chairman: I Am Not a Cryptocurrency […]

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15 April 2018

Headlines China’s Bitmain Gets Approval for US Bitcoin Mining OperationBitmain, Chinese cryptocurrency mining company, has been given a green light to set up a blockchain facility in Western Walla Walla County, a county in the U.S. state of Washington. Local newspaper Union-Bulletin wrote that the decision was in complete agreement of the three commissioners involved […]

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14 April 2018

Headlines Indiegogo-based ICO Fan Controlled Football League Inks Twitch Streaming DealThe Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL), the first token sale held on Indiegogo’s new initial coin offering (ICO) platform, has inked a two-year deal with streaming service Twitch to broadcast games live. According to Fox Sports, the eight-team indoor football league’s hour-long games — which […]

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13 April 2018

Headlines Ripple Price Swells 20 Percent as Santander Releases Payment AppThe Ripple price rallied by 20 percent on Friday following the announcement that Santander had tapped Ripple technology for its new blockchain-based payment app. Ripple Price Posts 20 Percent Rally The cryptocurrency markets made a unified advance for the second consecutive day on Friday, with […]

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12 April 2018

Headlines $7.5K Ahead? Bitcoin Price Charts Hint at Bull MoveAlthough still stuck in a narrow range, bitcoin could rise back toward $7,500 in the next 24 hours, the technical charts indicate How Far Will Crypto’s War On Miners Go?The arrival of more powerful mining hardware is splitting sentiment in major cryptocurrencies, with users taking sides […]

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11 April 2018

Headlines Bank of England Eyes Private Blockchain OversightThe Bank of England is examining how to maintain data privacy over a DLT network while still allowing a regulatory window into transactions. Indian Government Turns to Blockchain to Crackdown on Fake DrugsAn influential Indian government think tank is reportedly working on a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) solution to […]

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10 April 2018

Headlines Europol Nabs 11 in Crypto Drug Money Laundering CaseEuropol has shut down an alleged drug trafficking operation that used cryptocurrencies to launder money from Spain to Colombia. Indian Police Officers Implicated in Bitcoin Abduction, Extortion CrimesAn Indian Police department has accused 10 of its own policemen for a number of crimes including kidnapping and […]

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9 April 2018

Headlines Coinbase Hires Facebook, Twitter Vet As Communications VPThe cryptocurrency exchange’s hiring spree continues with the naming of a new vice president of communications. Declare Cryptocurrency Gains or Losses, South Africa Tells TaxpayersSouth Africa’s tax agency has told taxpayers that cryptocurrency-related income will fall under normal tax rules and may also be liable for capital […]

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8 April 2018

Headlines OTC Bitcoin Trading Surges in Canada, Same May Happen in IndiaThe Bitcoin price has gone through the wringer in Q1 of 2018. After reaching astronomical heights in 2017, the value plunged in the following three months. Even so, the demand for Bitcoin trading is not slowing down by any means. OTC trading is quickly […]

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7 April 2018

Headlines Hating On Craig ‘Satoshi’ Wright Has United CryptoA developer who’s never been shy about claiming he created bitcoin is facing overwhelming backlash from notable crypto industry leaders. Billionaire Mark Cuban Hates Bitcoin and Gold Equally: ‘I’d Buy a Pet Rock First’Tech billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, hates both gold and bitcoin, saying […]

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6 April 2018

Headlines Monero Hard Forks to Maintain ASIC Resistance, But ‘Classic’ Hopes to Spoil the PartyPrivacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero has followed through on its promise to alter its mining algorithm to maintain ASIC resistance, but “Monero Classic” (XMC) hopes to spoil the party. Monero activated its semi-annual hard fork on Friday, bringing a host of new upgrades […]

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5 April 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Will See a Major Bull Run in 2018, Experts ClaimThe year 2018 has been off to a bad start for all cryptocurrencies. Whereas some people already despair, good things will come to Bitcoin and altcoins. Various experts are convinced all of the top currencies will mount a strong comeback during late 2018. It […]

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4 April 2018

Headlines Vitalik: Ethereum Apps Are Being ‘Screwed’ By ScalingAt a conference in South Korea Wednesday, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin sought to raise awareness of the platform’s technical limitations. Liechtenstein PM Proposes Friendly Crypto Regulation With New “Blockchain Act”There’s promising news from European regulators as Liechtenstein announces that they’ll be taking a light-handed approach when it […]

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3 April 2018

Headlines Swiss Researchers Forecast a Steep Fall for Bitcoin Price in 2018If Metcalfe’s law applies, the bitcoin price has much further to fall. A group of Zurich-based researchers developed a bubble/crash report, predicting that bitcoin’s market value, which currently hovers at about USD 124 billion, will be slashed by approximately 37% to no greater than […]

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2 April 2018

Headlines China’s Sinochem Completes Gasoline Export Over Blockchain SystemChinese petrochemical giant Sinochem has successfully used blockchain technology to conduct a gasoline shipment to Singapore. Vitalik Buterin Makes (Semi-)Legitimate Proposal on Capping Ether SupplyEthereum’s most well-known founder and, perhaps, most benevolent influence-wielder is starting April off the way he normally does: cracking jokes. But after the joke […]

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1 April 2018

Headlines Ethereum Drama, More Bans and Lawsuits: This Week in CryptoMake sure you check out last weeks post here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week.  Price Watch: Bitcoin is down 20% this week completely retracing the past week’s gains. Despite periodic gains this week, the market still finished down significantly from last […]

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