More Bitcoin regulations are coming
While most federal regulators in the US have taken a sluggish approach to cryptocurrencies, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been an exception. In September 2015, the body designated cryptocurrencies as commodities, rather than ... (Jul 10, 2017, Business Insider)
Bitcoin Price Triangle Breakout Imminent, Investors Sense 'Big Move'
Bitcoin has been trading on average between $2,400 and $2,800 since June 16, a considerably less volatile period to that which preceded it, according to data from Coinmarketcap. Now, however, talk is growing of the virtual currency breaking out of its ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinTelegraph)
Five Big Businesses Leading Bitcoin Charge
No longer shunning and brushing Bitcoin under the carpet, some of the world's biggest companies have seen the light and are accepting digital currencies as a form of payment. Bitcoin's reputation as an obscure currency that is only used on the Darknet ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinTelegraph)
ConsenSys, Nation of Mauritius in Talks to Create 'Ethereum Island ...
ConsenSys, Nation of Mauritius in Talks to Create 'Ethereum Island ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Gains In Popularity in Arizona As US Bitcoin ATM Network Grows
Coinsource, the largest Bitcoin ATM networks in all of the US which operates 117 Bitcoin ATMs throughout the country, has installed yet another ATM in Arizona, local publications including ABC15 Arizona reported. In an interview, Bobby Sharp, the ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinTelegraph)
An Introduction to the Monero Cryptocurrency
Established in 2014, Monero (XMR) is a cryptocurrency that is used to purchase goods and services online and to transfer funds digitally. As with other cryptocurrencies, Monero is stored in a wallet. This wallet is an online address which Monero is ... (Jul 10, 2017, The Market Mogul)
Bitcoin + Post-Trade? Nivaura Exits Stealth to Help Banks Use Open Blockchains
Until today, all that was publicly known about Nivaura was its presence in some rather elite blockchain incubators – ranging from JP Morgan's in-residence program to two terms in the UK Financial Conduct Authority's regulatory sandbox. But it turns out ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinDesk)
Cryptocurrency ATB Coin Offers Investors a Crypto-Lottery for the $20.000 Grand Prize. Only 3 Days Left!
During the ICO, which still remains open today, the newly introduced cryptocurrency ATB Coin has already attracted 1700+ investors. Such an interest in this cryptocurrency is due to the numerous advantages of ATB Coin that is going to be the most ... (Jul 10, 2017, CryptoCoinsNews)
An Italian bank's server was hijacked to mine bitcoin
Ah, those were the days, when you could steal a bit of a company's server power and mine some valuable bitcoin all for yourself. During a presentation at a conference last week, British cybersecurity experts had some tales to tell of surreptitious and ... (Jul 10, 2017, Quartz)
No Joke: Tierion to Seek $25 Million in Ethereum Token Sale
It's amidst this backdrop that Tierion is today announcing the Tierion Network Token (TNT), a publicly tradable digital asset that will be built on the ethereum blockchain. As described in a new white paper, Tierion's token will seek to extend and ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinDesk)
Mobile Dapps – the Future of Blockchain?
iDice aims to divest the blockchain gambling of its current limitations, which include blockchain gambling only existing on desktop platforms, thus forcing the users to deal with the cumbersome and unoptimized mobile versions of desktop apps in order ... (Jul 10, 2017, newsBTC)
Bitcoin expert Amit Bharadwaj launches e-book 'Cryptocurrency for ...
Bitcoin expert Amit Bharadwaj launches e-book 'Cryptocurrency for ... (Jul 10, 2017, Moneycontrol.com)
A bank replaced a fax machine with blockchain. Was it worth it?
Few things are hotter in the financial services industry right now than blockchain. The technology is being tested in a variety of ways, going up against decades-old technology that's ripe for replacement. But now that there are live blockchain-based ... (Jul 10, 2017, Quartz)
Blockchain For Insurance Debuted By India's Bajaj Allianz
A new Blockchain implementation for the insurance industry has hit India as Bajaj Allianz deploys two products aimed at travelers and motorists. As local news publication Business Line reported last week, Bajaj, which is part of the global Allianz ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinTelegraph)
Mizuho Completes Australia-Japan Trade on a Blockchain
“All related processes, from issuing the letter of credit to delivering trade documents were completed entirely via a digital platform using blockchain,” the banking group's FinTech arm revealed [PDF]. The transaction also saw participation from ... (Jul 10, 2017, CryptoCoinsNews)
Mt Gox CEO Facing Trial in Japan as Bitcoin Gains Traction
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges stands in protest outside an office building housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo. The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is due to appear in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday ... (Jul 10, 2017, U.S. News & World Report)
Mt Gox CEO facing trial in Japan as bitcoin gains traction
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges stands in protest outside an office building housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo. The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is due to appear in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday ... (Jul 10, 2017, ABC News)
Equity Markets on a Blockchain: Delaware's Potential Impact
Companies and exchanges around the world have been investigating how distributed ledgers could help with issuance, execution and settlement (some have even issued shares on a blockchain). However, they have been doing so under a cloud of ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinDesk)
New kids on the blockchain
A new wave of innovation based on blockchain technology is seeking to disrupt a whole range of industries. But is there substance beyond the hype? So, what exactly is blockchain? It's a distributed database technology that records and timestamps ... (Jul 10, 2017, The Engineer)
Wall Street Journal: Bitcoin 'Need Not Compete With Dollar' For 'Respect'
The Wall Street Journal has joined the increasing number of mainstream news sites newly bullish on Bitcoin. In an article Monday, Northwestern University law professor John O. McGinnis led a buoyant appraisal of the virtual currency's potential versus ... (Jul 10, 2017, CoinTelegraph)
Good luck building a VR PC: Ethereum miners are buying all the GPUs
This shortage had developed suddenly, over the month of May, in a curious lock-step with a seemingly unrelated development - an enormous rise in the price of a cryptocurrency known as Ethereum. A successor to Bitcoin, this second-generation of 'magic ... (Jul 10, 2017, The Register)
Crypto currency guru Amit Bhardwaj launches e-book | Business ...
Crypto currency guru Amit Bhardwaj launches e-book | Business ... (Jul 10, 2017, Hindu Business Line)
Crypto currency guru Amit Bharadwaj launches e-book
Crypt currency guru Amit Bharadwaj has launched an e-book 'Cryptocurrency for Beginners', which seeks to provide context and clarity on cryptocurrencies. This is his third book in the series, after 'Cryptocurrency Trading for Beginners' and ... (Jul 10, 2017, Hindu Business Line)
The Blockchain Brothers: BTL's Guy and Hugh Halford-Thompson on running the world's first public blockchain firm
BTL has created an enterprise-focused blockchain platform, Interbit, which enables companies to build business applications faster, with greater efficiency, heavily reduced maintenance, and fewer security vulnerabilities. Industry heavyweights in the ... (Jul 10, 2017, City A.M.)
Bitcoin Price Analysis - consolidation ending
Bitcoin has essentially remained flat for the week, and it is no coincidence that price action has slowed as a protocol altering event, UASF/BIP148 approaches. The spot price appears stuck in heavy triangular consolidation. Traders will note the ... (Jul 10, 2017, Brave New Coin)
Our answer to bitcoin: ITcoin – a cryptocurrency that ''moos''
''We don't need these bitcoins,'' residents of Tatarstan decided and made up their own product. The first Tatarstan cryptocurrency – Itcoin – was presented in Naberezhnye Chelny on 6 July. The national digital money will be provided by meat of pedigree ... (Jul 10, 2017, Realnoe vremya)
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Grinding Lower
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Grinding Lower. Posted on 6:00 am July 10, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ... (Jul 10, 2017, newsBTC)
Initial coin offerings: cryptocurrency's next high-risk big money maker
After the boom and bust and boom of bitcoin, where some lost millions on discarded drives and others found forgotten wallets with enough to buy a flats in Oslo, the next big thing in the cryptocurrency is here to generate millions of pounds for the ... (Jul 10, 2017, The Guardian)
ANZ, Westpac buy into blockchain with IBM bank guarantee trial
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), alongside competitor Westpac, has announced the completion of a blockchain-based trial with tech giant IBM. The trial saw the trio digitise the bank guarantee process used for commercial property leasing, ... (Jul 9, 2017, ZDNet)
North Capital Launches Ethereum Investment Offering
SALT LAKE CITY, July 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- North Capital Investment Technology, a FinTech company focused on alternative investments, today announced the launch of a new investment offering in Proof Ethereum, LLC, a limited liability company ... (Jul 9, 2017, PR Newswire (press release))
Bitcoin the new gold? Yes, says one Wall Street strategist who sees a 21-fold surge
Bitcoin $55,000? Fundstrat's Tom Lee, one of the biggest equity bears among the major Wall Street strategists, says it's possible, but not necessarily for the reasons many bitcoin bulls have suggested. “One of the drivers is crypto-currencies are ... (Jul 9, 2017, MarketWatch)
Why Bitcoin Is Booming
Who says only the government can make money? This year the value of the private currency bitcoin has climbed to unprecedented levels, while at the same time becoming far less volatile than in previous periods of rapidly increasing demand. Bitcoin has ... (Jul 9, 2017, Wall Street Journal (subscription))
Poised to overtake bitcoin this year, Ethereum is changing the way we think about cryptocurrency
Ethereum's cryptocurrency has a name – ether – that most people have never heard of, outside of a chemistry lab. The total market value of all ether in circulation is $25-billion, not too far below bitcoin's $42-billion. Ethereum now has "the ... (Jul 9, 2017, The Globe and Mail)
What is the Vontobel Bitcoin Certificate?
Various financial institutions are looking for ways to make Bitcoin investing accessible to mainstream investors. That is difficult due to [the lack of] regulatory measures. Vontobel, a Swiss institution, introduced their Bitcoin tracker certificate in ... (Jul 9, 2017, The Merkle)
India Registers a Rise in Demand for Blockchain Courses and Experts
The blockchain segment in India is off to a good start. As more companies are looking forward to exploring the use of blockchain technology within their organizations, the demand for blockchain experts is on the rise. The trend, which until now was ... (Jul 9, 2017, newsBTC)
Bitcoin dealer faces trial over disappearing money
The former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox heads to trial in Tokyo next week on charges stemming from the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency from its digital vaults. Frenchman Mark Karpeles — once ... (Jul 9, 2017, Shanghai Daily (subscription))
Fine Art Gallery in London's Mayfair Now Accepts Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies
As a sign of the rising popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the UK-based Dadiani Fine Art Gallery has begun accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other cryptos as entrance payment. The art gallery owner Eleesa Dadiani said, “We are ... (Jul 9, 2017, CoinTelegraph)
Bitcoin is Permanently Superior to Paper Money in Ways: German Business Magazine
The latest comes from leading German business magazine Wirtschafts Woche, which recently published an article praising bitcoin. “The Revolution of Cryptocurrency,” written by economist Thorsten Polleit, argues that the advent of cryptocurrency set off ... (Jul 9, 2017, CryptoCoinsNews)
Bitcoin Exchange Receives US Commodity Futures Trading ...
Bitcoin Exchange Receives US Commodity Futures Trading ... (Jul 9, 2017, CoinTelegraph)
Top 4 Ethereum Criticisms Which Need to be Addressed
The Ethereum ecosystem has not yet reached its full potential. Numerous issues have popped up in recent months which may be holding it back. These will need to be resolved soon for Etereum to really take off. Even Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin ... (Jul 9, 2017, The Merkle)