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Bitcoin Isn't Anonymous Enough
The anonymity of bitcoin gained it myriad adherents among anarchists and drug dealers around the world. Now, though, it's looking like the digital currency isn't quite anonymous enough. Consider the sudden popularity of Zcash and Monero, two new ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Bearish Again?
There is a short-term bullish trend line formed on the hourly chart (data feed via SimpleFX) of ETH/USD, which is acting as a support area. Ethereum price after a decent recovery against the US Dollar started moving down. Does this mean a correction is ...
​Q1 $6m bitcoin spend sees Digital X remain profitless
Revenue for the ASX-listed firm came in at $6.09 million, down 60 percent year-on-year, with the company attributing the revenue lull to a number of factors, including the volatile exchange rate of bitcoin during the quarter. Another factor Digital X ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/01/2016 – Another Channel Bounce
The upcoming FOMC statement could also prove to be an event risk for the financial markets, although no actual policy changes are expected. Stronger hints of a rate hike in their December meeting could reinforce dollar strength against bitcoin price ...
Zcash, a Harder-to-Trace Virtual Currency, Generates Price Frenzy ...
Zcash, a Harder-to-Trace Virtual Currency, Generates Price Frenzy ...
Ethereum Developers Course Now Certifiable on Ethereum Blockchain
B9lab has announced that the first graduates of its Ethereum Developers Course are now registered on the Ethereum blockchain. Those who passed will not only have their certificates verified on the Ethereum Platform but also have the possibility to add ...
Banks Trial Blockchain With South African Regulators
A group of South African central banks have pushed ahead with plans to test blockchain applications in a partnership that has drawn support from key regulators in the country. As reported by local outlets IT Web and MoneyWeb, the project included teams ...
How Zcash Tries to Balance Privacy, Transparency in Blockchain ...
How Zcash Tries to Balance Privacy, Transparency in Blockchain ...
Blockchain: The Hottest Disruptor In Fintech
FinTech is a young industry rife with new and disruptive technologies. However, few are more widely discussed than blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. After existing for little more than half a decade, blockchain is already ...
Wall Street's blockchain obsession hasn't produced a global revolution so far, just a lot more consulting work
Blockchain technology holds out a promise to dramatically reduce back-office costs, increase transparency, and speed up antiquated processes such as settling and clearing trades in a variety of asset-classes. With so many potential benefits, here's how ...
Swiss rail stations will sell bitcoins at ticket machines
Switzerland is stepping up its bitcoin fascination in a big way. Railway operator SBB (with the help of SweePay) is launching a 2-year trial for a service that lets you exchange Swiss francs for bitcoin at any of the company's ticket machines in the ...
Bitcoin Wallet Developers Prepare for Segregated Witness | Bitcoin ...
Bitcoin Wallet Developers Prepare for Segregated Witness | Bitcoin ...
Bitcoin Wallet Developers Prepare for Segregated Witness
Bitcoin Core 0.13.1 was released last week, which means miner signaling on the proposed SegregatedWitness (SegWit) soft fork will start soon. If activated, SegWit offers a number of benefits, one of which is an effective block size limit increase to ...
Licensing Regs Make It Hard For Bitcoin In New York | Digital Trends
New York's bitcoin licensing has been nickel and dimed. The state's shot at jumping in early to be the world bitcoin center has been deflected by a sluggish ...
Australian Regulator: Blockchain Acquisitions Could Face Scrutiny
Australia's biggest banks might need approval for any future blockchain acquisitions, according to a key business regulator in the country. Speaking with Reuters, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims remarked that ...
The Blockchain Developer Shortage: Emerging Trends and Perspectives by: Michael Scott
Amid the steady rise of blockchain innovation, there are growing concerns about a looming shortage of qualified developers. With demand for talent outstripping supply, many companies are having to dial back blockchain related projects that are poised ...
Recent Top on Bitcoin Price Triggered by the Technicals
BBA began posting Bitcoin price reports and updates based on technical analysis via Bitcointalk.org back in late 2010, and has evolved into a buzzing community of savvy and professional cryptocurrency traders. Adam Wyatt (@AKWAnalytics) is BBA's Chief ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; More Upside Tonight?
Things just keep getting better and better in our bitcoin price trading. We noted this morning that we would love to see a continuation of the volatility that carried us through the 700 resistance level over the weekend, and that if we did, we would ...
Parliamentary Member in Ukraine Declares Bitcoin Assets
The European countries have a mixed reaction towards Bitcoin. The rate of Bitcoin adoption varies among countries in the continent. The same can be said about the governments and the respective central banks' stance towards the digital currency ...
Caution is Neccessary, Bitcoin Traders
Readers of the weekend update article will no doubt now understand why I said that I was going to pocket my gains in bitcoin at the $715 point. To recap, this is what the daily chart looks like: 10_31a I pointed out that as of Saturday night, pricetime ...
New bitcoin rival promises anonymity for online purchases
But is this level of anonymity technologically possible? Tom Robinson, COO and co-founder of bitcoin specialists Elliptic says it is. Elliptic is able to trace bitcoin transactions and link them to a real world address, helping law enforcement around ...
Bitcoin Update Brings Scaling Solution Closer to Activation
An update to the bitcoin software that features code that could potentially activate a long-anticipated scaling solution has been released. Issued on Thursday and dedicated solely to a piece of code called Segregated Witness, version 0.13.1 allows ...
Global Advisors Bitcoin Fund Set for Channel Islands Securities Exchange Listing
Global Advisors (Jersey) Limited, a bitcoin asset manager and the guarantor of XBT's Bitcoin Tracker One and Bitcoin Tracker EUR, has announced new custodians and extended trading powers for its flagship fund, Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund ...
Ethereum to Add Zcash Privacy says Vitalik Buterin
The power of smart contracts may be combined with absolute privacy according to a new statement by Ethereum's founder, Vitalik Buterin. “[Z]ero knowledge proofs are on ethereum's roadmap and have been for over two months.” – Buterin publicly stated ...
Blockchain and the technology diffusion cycle
When I conducted my research on blockchain for bond trading, I interviewed both blockchain experts and people whose jobs are likely to be impacted the most by the implementation of the technology in capital markets - I am talking mainly about sales and ...
Monero on the Rise; ZCash Falls 54%
Monero is on the rise, demonstrating a 10% increase over the past 24 hours. Overhyped ZCash however has declined significantly over the past two days, decreasing by 54% yet again. Despite mainstream media attraction and substantial investment involved ...
Credit Card Giant MasterCard Releases 'Experimental' Blockchain APIs
But while Visa is going it alone in releasing a B2B blockchain, MasterCard it seems is quietly developing a set of new blockchain APIs with more collaborative goals. The credit card giant's development site now features three APIs connected to its ...
Tullett Prebon and BNC Will Provide Extensive Bitcoin Market Data to Major Financial Markets
Comprehensive market data on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple will be distributed to major financial markets through the partnership between Tullett Prebon Information and digital currency data provider BraveNewCoin (BNC) Tullett Prebon Information (TPI) ...
Internet Shutdowns Cost $2.4 Bln A Year. How They Impact Bitcoin?
While Bitcoin transactions cannot be carried out during an internet shutdown, it is unlikely that a government would go to the extent of shutting down the internet just to contain Bitcoin. The target of the Great Chinese Firewall has been dissent on ...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple: Tullett Prebon Information delivers cryptocurrency price data to markets via Brave New Coin
Tullett Prebon Information distributes cryptocurrency price data via Brave New Coin. The deal promises data on intraday pricing for more that 50 digital currencie like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple's XRP. Ian Allison. By Ian Allison. October 31, 2016 12 ...
For Blockchain Innovators, Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley' is No New York
A tiny province in Switzerland is proving such a magnet for blockchain startups that it's increasingly being compared to California's famed Silicon Valley. The 30-kilometer stretch of land from Zurich to Zug, known as 'Crypto Valley', boasts ...
'Big 4' Australian Banks Will Be Monitored to Avoid Blockchain Monopolization
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will scrutinize any dealings or attempts by Australia's biggest banks to swallow Fintech companies developing technologies like blockchain solutions in the financial sector, revealed the body's ...
Blockchain-powered Social Media Platform, DECENT, Expands Globally During ICO
Co-founder of DECENT Matej Michalko said: “Pushing into China is a benchmark moment for our company. There is so much potential in the Asian market and the thirst for blockchain-powered solutions, especially to problems like piracy, is growing by the ...
3 Reasons Hyperledger Has Blockchain's Best Development Model
Perhaps the most important thing to get right at this early movement in the adoption of blockchain technology is the basic technical architecture. It has proven phenomenally difficult to start out with a monolithic architecture and try to construct ...
Mediachain Launches Blockchain-Based Image Attribution Search Engine
The task of finding images free to use on the Internet with proper attribution has become easier, thanks to the blockchain-based Mediachain Attribution Engine, which has aggregated millions of openly licensed images. By using machine learning to find ...
Why Blockchain's growing pains will be worth it
Experts at a recent technology conference agreed that blockchain has a bright future, but warned it may be a rocky ride until that future arrives. Blockchain is a distributed database that uses a secure digital ledger of transactions that users can ...
“Blockchain: Money” Announces Keynote by John McAfee
LONDON -- October 31, 2016 -- Blockchain: Money, the financial technology conference bringing together industry leaders November 6 & 7, 2016 in London, has announced that John McAfee will join as a keynote speaker. Conference organizers also shared ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; 700 Broken!
Before the weekend kicked off, we highlighted the potential for the breaking of the 700 level to the upside in the bitcoin price as being likely if action continued to move in the way it had done so throughout the week last week. Well, as it turns out ...
US Clients of Swiss Banks May Turn to Bitcoin As Swiss Stop Accepting US Clients
Over the years, Bitcoin has gained users world wide due to its privacy benefits and ability to create transactions with a lower fee than traditional banks, in less time. With 464 Bitcoin ATMs in the U.S, Americans can seek an alternative right in their ...
Zcash momentarily becomes the world's most valuable cryptocurrency
The latest cryptocurrency to enter the market, Zcash (ZEC), mined its genesis block on Friday. Within 40 minutes of trading on Poloniex, a high of 3,299.99 bitcoins to one ZEC was recorded, or about US$2.3 million for each Zcash coin. Although the ...