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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 09/26/2016 - Is a Selloff Brewing?
Bitcoin price has formed lower highs recently, suggesting that a short-term drop may be in the cards. Price is making a quick pullback from its recent drop, possibly to make a retest of the broken support at the 100 SMA. Price is still hovering around ...
Blockchain Gets a Push in Shanghai: 'A Shared Version of the Truth'
A series of packed events in Shanghai billed as International Blockchain Week focused on the technological backbone for the virtual currency bitcoin. Proponents say that whatever happens to the maligned currency, its blockchain technology could add ...
Unpicking the Gordian knot around blockchain patents
Earliest mentions of the term “bitcoin” in patent titles and abstracts date back to around 2009, while the term “blockchain” begins to appear in patent titles from around 2011. As of June 22, 2016, there were 492 published patent families directed to ...
Bitcoin Price Slipping From $600, Downside Risk
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Bitcoin price looks to be slipping from $600 and 4,000 CNY in some exchanges exchanges. Failure to hold this critical level opens the ...
A Controversial Bitcoin Alternative is Seeking a Comeback
With such a large community, bitcoin has perhaps inevitably seen disagreement about its future development. Having launched earlier this year, Bitcoin Unlimited grew out of an active movement to quickly pick up bitcoin's userbase by increasing the ...
Coinkite CEO Heavily Criticizes Editable Blockchain by Accenture
Coinkite co-founder and CEO Rodolfo Novak heavily criticized the multi-billion dollar research firm Accenture's newly designed Blockchain concept “Editable ...
Ethereum is Under DDoS Attack, Miners are Alerted
Almost immediately after all geth nodes crashed due to an out of memory bug, the Ethereum development team released yet another urgent announcement to miners regarding a computational DDoS attack, which significantly delayed nodes and miners in ...
First Operational Use of Public Blockchain Technology in the Global Shipping Industry Announced
Public blockchain technology will connect the supply chain together, in a way which the industry has never seen before. Furthermore, trust and partnership is reinforced with the blockchain, in an industry where such principles can at times be ...
Blockchain Exchange Lykke Doubles Adoption During Initial Coin Offering
Lykke, a Swiss fintech company building a global marketplace using blockchain technology, has announced the results of the first 10 days of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). 547,430 Swiss francs have been raised through the sale of almost 11 million ...
Ethereum Responds to Recent DDoS Attack
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. The Ethereum network was recently attacked by an opcode called Excodesize that slowed down the network, causing blocks to take as long as 60 ...
Watsi Lets Bitcoin Users Help Cover Medical Bills Of Those In Need
It is always good to see charitable organizations venture into the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Watsi is an organization best known for their health care funding efforts for people around the world. According to their website, nearly 9,000 ...
Blockchain Talent Marketplace Blockgeeks Launched in Toronto
Blockgeeks, a talent marketplace and knowledge-sharing platform that is focused on the emerging Blockchain movement, is launched in Toronto, Canada. Blockgeeks is a creation of three successful entrepreneurs, Vlad Martynov, Dmitry Buterin and Ameer ...
Six Global Banks Take Lead in Standardizing Global Payments on a Blockchain
“The creation of GPSG is significant because this represents the first time that major banks have formulated policies to govern the transfer of money across borders using blockchain,” added Donald Donahue, Chairman of GPSG and former President and CEO ...
Dissent in Bitcoin Community Become Visible, NodeCounter Voices its Opinion
NodeCounter, a website that allows people to visualize Bitcoin mining statistics has made an announcement, calling for the cryptocurrency community to boycott Bitcoin. This is the second such announcement by the platform as it voices its frustration ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – $605-10 Is Crucial For BTC/USD?
Bitcoin price after trading in a range versus the US Dollar above the $600 level for some time found sellers and moved down. There was a sharp downside reaction, taking the price towards $580 where somehow the bulls appeared. The price traded as low as ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH Remains Supported
Ethereum price surged higher this past week against the US Dollar and made a high of $14.22. The price remains supported as there is a bullish trend line formed on the daily chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The price may dip from the current ...
Blockchain drives Wanxiang's $30B smart city project
The project is expected to develop innovations at the intersection of cars, smart cities and blockchain. One example given was how the cost of electric cars could be reduced by using blockchain to confirm and enforce property rights in urban ...
Synereo 2.0 Tech Stack to Compete with Ethereum Protocol?
While many functions offered by Synereo 2.0 tech stack are comparable with Ethereum's offering, Rholang stands out in comparison to Ethereum's native Solidity language. Rholang, an acronym for Reflective, Higher-Order Process Language is a native smart ...
Winter is Coming: Bitcoin Mining for Heat (And Profit)
For a hobbyist bitcoin miner, the industry is a different place than it was a few years ago. It used to be that you could use your CPU or GPU to mine bitcoin. But then the price of bitcoin started rising and people began to realize how much money could ...
Blockchain Summit Day Two: End-Of-Conference Highlights From Shanghai
Financial services firms and startups looking to be the bridge to blockchain ledgers continued to dominate presentations on the second and final day of the Blockchain Summit, ending International Blockchain Week in Shanghai that also saw Devcon2 and a ...
Blockchain Entrepreneurs Launch Blockgeeks, Offering Expertise to Companies
Big financial institutions are investing huge sums of money in blockchain technology, recognizing the improvement it can bring to their operations. But what about the many companies that don't have access to the capital and human resources these big ...
Leading Spanish bank Santander announces its digital cash project on the Ethereum Blockchain.
Santander, a part of the Spanish Santander Group is now using the Ethereum Blockchain to develop a public digital cash system using the Ethereum Blockchain. Santander officials confirmed this project which will make the bank the first to use an ...
The Looming War for Blockchain Patents
There's a patent land grab developing in the blockchain space that could potentially make doing business more challenging for those who want to build upon the open-source technology in the future. “Everyone is trying to stake their claim and plot out ...
IPFS Protocol Selects Ethereum Over Bitcoin, Prefers Ethereum Dev ...
IPFS Protocol Selects Ethereum Over Bitcoin, Prefers Ethereum Dev ...
BlockApps Brings Ethereum Blockchain Service Offering To China
The move is to enable Chinese companies to create Ethereum blockchain-based solutions in collaboration with Alibaba Cloud Computing and Microsoft Azure China operated by 21Vianet, Tencent, and WanCloud. BlockApps has created a development ...
Global Blockchain Summit 2016: Sberbank sets out its blockchain strategy
Sberbank sets out its blockchain strategy. Sberbank CTO Pavel Khodalev talked about central bank support for blockchain strategy. Ian Allison. By Ian Allison. September 24, 2016 09:42 BST. Sberbank Building Sberbank is working with Russian government ...
Blockchain Education Network To Host Bitcoin Airdrops At 4 Chicago Universities
Bitcoin airdrops are a great way to get cryptocurrency into the hands of students in a particular region. Since most students are also part of the Millennials demographic, it seems to be a matter of time until they look into Bitcoin. Blockchain ...
Microsoft Launches Project Bletchley Consortium Blockchain Technology
Bletchley v1 slashes the time it takes to deploy a consortium Ethereum network, according to Marley Gray, principal program manager at Microsoft Azure Blockchain Engineering. "It reduces the estimated three-week process of setting up a globally ...
IBM, China UnionPay Complete Block Chain Pilot Project
(Reuters) – IBM IBM -0.62% said on Friday it completed a pilot project with Chinese credit card company China UnionPay that will facilitate the sharing of loyalty bonus points among banks using block chain technology. Bonus points earned through ...
IBM, China UnionPay complete block chain pilot project on bank loyalty poi...
IBM, China UnionPay complete block chain pilot project on bank loyalty poi...
Blockchain Summit Day One: Highlights From Shanghai
A busy first day of Blockchain Summit, part of International Blockchain Week in Shanghai, was filled with product demonstrations and discussions on security and regulation. Presenters included Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys; Tim Swanson of R3; Feng ...
Tendermint Wins Innovation Award and Announces Cosmos at International Blockchain Week
Blockchain app specialist, Tendermint, winner of the 20,000 RMB prize for the "Most Innovative" Award at the International Blockchain Week Demo Day in Shanghai, has announced the unveiling of Cosmos, a novel blockchain network designed to solve an ...
Industry Report: Poloniex Ditches NH, Santander Embraces Ethereum
Spanish banking giant Santander has announced it will use Ethereum's blockchain to digitize public cash. EtherCamp founder Roman Mandeleil revealed the news in a recent Devcon2 panel, making Santander the first bank to offer cash through a public ...
Why Bitcoin Spinoffs Are a Dumping Ground For Memes About Get-Rich-Quick Schemes
“You really, really don't want to get involved in this. But, there is some good news, it's worth $0.00000.” It's an unusual sales pitch, even in the world of cryptocurrencies based on bitcoin's code—called altcoins, or sometimes “tokens” when they're ...
SWIFT 2.0? Ripple Signs Major Banks to Blockchain Payments Deal
“The creation of GPSG is significant because this represents the first time that major banks have formulated policies to govern the transfer of money across borders using Blockchain. I'm very excited to be a part of this group of forward-looking ...
BlockApps Expands Ethereum's Presence in China; Announces New Funding and Key Partnerships
Ethereum is gaining ground in China as innovators have announced key developments and partnerships during International Blockchain Week in Shanghai. BlockApps, an enterprise blockchain platform developer specializing in Ethereum technology, has ...
Bitwage Seeks to Help Freelancers Gain More Bitcoin-Paying Work
Workers all over the world have been using Bitwage since 2014 to help them obtain Bitcoin digital currency through their freelance work, even if their employer doesn't offer that payment option to them, directly. Now, Bitwage has a new feature to help ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Weekend Action
As we noted in this morning's bitcoin price analysis, things have been pretty wild this week. Price gave us plenty to go at with our intraday scalp strategy (and in turn, plenty to discuss as part of our intraday analyses) and we have managed to close ...
Bitcoin Price Reaching for $600
Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Bitcoin price has held support and advanced on $600 and 4,000 CNY earlier today. However, the bear is not yet out of the woods. This analysis ...
Swiss Finance Infrastructure Firm Testing Blockchain with Digital Asset
A major financial infrastructure provider in Switzerland has partnered with blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings to build a proof-of-concept focused on securities market infrastructure. SIX Securities Services and Digital Asset will create a ...