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Split on Forks? Blockchain Leaders Learn Tough Lessons from Bitcoin Scaling
If a user has not upgraded to the newest software, they'll receive a message once the client is turned on again, saying the software "is too old to be reliable for following the zcash blockchain, so you need to go upgrade to a newer version of me ...
Russian Central Bank Strikes Restrictive Tone on Cryptocurrency
The chief of Russia's central bank has reportedly spoken out against regulation that would classify cryptocurrency as a traditional financial instrument. In comments last week at an event in Sochi, Bank of Russia governor Elvira Nabiullina, who ...
Pro-ICO? Thailand SEC 'Realizes Potential of ICOs', Plans Regulation
Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the country's capital markets authority, has published its viewpoint on ICOs (initial coin offerings) and it reads encouragingly. In a public announcement, SEC Thailand revealed it has been keeping ...
World central banks cannot ignore Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, says BIS
The world's central banks can't sit back and ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies as it could pose a risk to the stability of the financial system, according to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). It said central banks will need to figure ...
Bitcoin: Without Backing, It's for Aggressive Speculator Trading Only
Bitcoin is a wonderful idea and perhaps the most foolish use of currency or investment in the history of mankind. We all know that fiat currency exists because it is backed by the full faith and credit of governments which are themselves drowning in ...
Bitcoin bounces up more than $900 from the week's low
Bitcoin collapsed spectacularly last week as news of a regulatory crackdown in China broke. The cryptocurrency dropped 16% against the dollar on Thursday after Chinese media reported that the country's regulators were moving closer to shutting down ...
Now Boarding? AXA's Ethereum Test Could Be Blockchain's Ticket Mainstream
Amusingly called "Fizzy," the product is a network of smart contracts linked to a platform based on ethereum that will scan data sources for information on delayed flights. If those flights match an outstanding insurance policy, a pay-out is ...
Ethereum Price Going for the $300 test – Daily Analysis Upward Prediction
Ethereum price took two major attempts to overcome the $250 mark first against the US Dollar. The pair is aiming for the $300 mark after increasing past $280. Ethereum Price Against US Dollar – ETH/USD Hurdle with Resistance. As mentioned in the ...
Prime-Ex Perpetual Raising ICO Funds for Real Estate Revolution
Prime-Ex Perpetual, a Panama-based real estate startup, has opened similar early-stage investment opportunities for investors. The company has announced a special pre-ICO round of its PEX tokens. Alongside, they plan to offer extra bonus tokens to ...
The world's central banks need to start thinking seriously about Bitcoin
The BIS — often known as the central banks' central bank — used its quarterly report to discuss cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, saying that central banks must consider whether or not to issue their own digital currencies in the near ...
Cryptocurrency Market Claws Back Above $100 Billion After China-Induced Bloodbath
The worst may be over for the cryptocurrency market, as prices stabilized over the weekend following one of the worst routs in recent memory. China's crackdown on ICOs and bitcoin exchanges triggered a precipitous decline in this new asset class ...
South Africa Pick n Pay Online Retailer to Accept Bitcoin
In what is called one of the largest wins for Bitcoin in the country, the Pick n Pay in Cape Town will accept the cryptocurrency for payments starting today. The payment system is being powered by Electrum, a software platform created to process ...
What Last Week Tells Us About Bitcoin
Last week was relatively eventful for bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has been attracting growing attention from investors, speculators and regulators. Considerable price volatility was accentuated by reactions to commentary (some constructive and ...
Major Chinese bitcoin conference flees to Hong Kong as government cracks down on cryptocurrencies
A major bitcoin conference has suddenly jumped from China's capital to Hong Kong — which has greater freedoms than Beijing — in the face of a Chinese government crackdown on cryptocurrencies. The Blockchain Global Summit hosted by BitKan, ...
Bitcoin surges 30% from Friday's lows
The dramatic and difficult-to-predict moves have underscored once again the debate over whether bitcoin will ever rise to the status of a proper currency, or if it will remain mostly in the purview of a smaller niche, from black markets to privacy ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – Can ETC/USD Break $12.30?
Ethereum classic price after finding support near $8.70 against the US Dollar started a recovery. There was a break above a bearish trend line with resistance at $11.00 on the hourly chart of ETC/USD (Data feed via Kraken). The pair now faces another ...
AlloyCoin – the Newest Cryptocurrency Uses an Asset Reserve to Guarantee Value
Decentralization, one of the key features of cryptocurrencies, has also proven to be one of its chief deficiencies. With value determined entirely by supply and demand, most cryptocurrencies are prone to high volatility, which in turn has discouraged ...
CombiCoin Aims to Diversify Cryptocurrency Investments with a Single Transaction
The founding company Triaconta wants to minimize the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies with Combicoin to make the cryptocurrency market accessible for a larger audience. CombiCoin is 100% asset backed by the top 30 cryptocurrencies with the ...
What Jamie Dimon Got Wrong About Bitcoin and Tulips
Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon made news last week by criticizing bitcoin. Asking a bank CEO what he thinks of bitcoin is like asking the head of the post office what he thinks of e-mail. In a perfect world, Dimon would note the reasons why people ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Attempting Upside Break
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Attempting Upside Break. Posted on 6:00 am September 18, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ...
What's an ICO? Like an IPO But With Digital Coins
An IPO, or initial public offering, offers a chance to make big money quickly by getting in on the ground floor of the next new Google or Facebook. An ICO, or initial coin offering, offers a chance to make big money quickly by getting in on the next ...
Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency ...
Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency ...
This company wants to grow AI by using blockchain
In the next phase of artificial intelligence development, the firm behind Sophia the robot — who once said she wanted to destroy humans — is integrating blockchain into its work. Hanson Robotics' new project is a marketplace in the cloud where AI ...
Wall Street's week ahead: The Fed, Trump at the UN and bitcoin
The stock market weathered a strange week by continuing to defy expectations of a September slide. In fact, the market posted a pretty nifty winning streak as we had into the back half of what is supposed to be the worst month of the year. The S&P 500 ...
B2Broker Announces the Launch of ICO, Platform Development to Continue
The cryptocurrency industry has witnessed an unprecedented growth in the recent days. An increase in user base and wide acceptance of Bitcoin as one of the mainstream financial assets by few nations has increased confidence in digital currencies among ...
​Bitcoins lose lustre in the face of flak
Bitcoin prices in India have fallen 48% in September and the cryptocurrency is now trading at Rs 2,29,417 per unit. The fall comes amid crticism of the unregulated currency from various quarters. A major Chinese bitcoin exchange, BTC China, last week ...
Ethereum Loses Ground Amid State Crackdowns, Remains Technically Strong
In what continues to be a volatile and unpredictable Summer for cryptocurrencies, Ethereum has suffered a series of setbacks over the past several days. The price of Ether has dropped forty percent since the beginning of the month amid a series of anti ...
Blockchain Is Used To Fight Blood Diamonds and Counterfeits
Blockchain is extending its reach to help combat the trade in blood diamonds and the spreading of counterfeits. According to a recent report by NGO Global Witness, the distribution of blood diamonds from war-torn countries, like the Central African ...
Blockchain Startup Aeron Announces Crowdsale for its Decentralized Aviation Record System
Aeron Register system can track pilot and aircraft log records which are stored in the blockchain, available for public audit and can't be forged. It could facilitate data exchange on every step of communication between clients, airports, aircraft ...
Crypto Asset Visualizer turns your bitcoin into an AR pile of cash
Built in fewer than 24 hours at TC Disrupt SF 2017's hackathon, CAV, or Crypto Asset Visualizer, does exactly what it sounds like – it makes it easier to visualize your cryptocurrency holdings. Using augmented reality, CAV calculates the USD value of ...
Changing the Auction Landscape Through Blockchain Technology
However, though having a thriving existing business, DomRaider is looking to build a new platform founded on Blockchain technology and the decentralized hub it provides. This system would unite the auction ecosystem with the decentralizing power of the ...
Wificoin lets you buy hotspot access with cryptocurrency
That could be especially worrisome if you're logging into your cryptocurrency accounts. If someone steals your passwords by snooping on your wifi data, they could potentially empty your crypto wallet. Wificoin's developers would need to patch these ...
This Illegal Piracy Site is “Borrowing” Visitors' Computers to Mine Cryptocurrency
An illegal website called The Pirate Bay has been "borrowing" the computers of internet pirates to mine digital coins as a source of revenue. This development highlights the problem of not only unregulated cryptocurrencies, but cryptocurrency mining as ...
South Africa's test case made for cryptocurrency
Although often derided and mocked in media as the "Amish of South Africa", Orania has embraced technology – it was one of the earliest adopters of digital homeschooling, for instance. Now it plans its own cryptocurrency in an experiment that economists ...
Too soon to determine risks of central bank-issued cryptocurrencies ...
Too soon to determine risks of central bank-issued cryptocurrencies ...
Too soon to determine risks of central bank-issued cryptocurrencies: BIS
LONDON (Reuters) - It is too soon to determine whether central banks should issue their own cryptocurrencies, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, as the risks could not yet be fully assessed and the technology underpinning them is ...
Too soon to determine risks of central bank-issued cryptocurrencies -BIS
LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - It is too soon to determine whether central banks should issue their own cryptocurrencies, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, as the risks could not yet be fully assessed and the technology underpinning ...
Japan Becomes Largest Bitcoin Market as Traders Leave China
Japan has once again become the largest Bitcoin exchange market with 50.75 percent market share of the global Bitcoin exchange market. Analysts including BitFury Vice Chairman George Kikvadze attributed the surge in the trading volume of the Japanese ...
Bitcoin scam alert: ICO fraud warning for investors from watchdog
Bitcoin scam alert: ICO fraud warning for investors from watchdog. BITCOIN'S price surge has attracted more investors to plough cash into cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOS), but the financial regulator is now highlighting the fraud and ...
Bank of Namibia Rejects Bitcoin Exchanges on Basis of 50-Year-Old Law
In its latest position paper as of mid-September 2017, the Bank of Namibia explained that Bitcoin and other digital currencies present only a “minimal” threat to its monetary policymaking role. However, it claimed that the cryptocurrencies are not ...