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Bitcoin Price Analysis — Bullish consolidation
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Ethereum-based Projects Received Prizes from Blockchain Startup Contest
The year 2016 has been kind for Blockchain startups, as the rise of Ethereum and the advancement of other protocols have resulted in the inception of new projects to tackle use cases. In addition, an event organized by the BlockchainHub of the city of ...
Ethereum Classic's Volume Has Fallen 99% From Its Peak
Classic ether (ETC) trading volume has now fallen more than 99% from its peak over the summer. The digital currency, which powers the alternative ethereum blockchain, ethereum classic, came into existence in July amid a stream of enthusiasm. However ...
IBM Launches Blockchain Ecosystem to Enlist Innovative Enterprises
IBM is working to get enterprises to adopt blockchain database technology that the company says will bring innovative, new ways to manage data. Blockchain is, at its simplest, a digital ledger. More specifically, blockchain is a distributed database ...
If You're Not Into Bitcoin, That's Fine. Just Know the IRS Wants It Gone--For Nefarious Reasons
Last week, that is exactly what happened to the bitcoin exchange, Coinbase. Under the guise of ferreting out people committing tax fraud, the IRS, via the DOJ, filed a "John Doe' summons requesting every financial transaction that has occurred on ...
Bitcoin Price Finds its Climbing Boots Again
The price climb registers at a time when the devaluation of the Chinese yuan continues, turning Chinese investors over to bitcoin. In January 2017, the foreign currency cap imposed by the Chinese government for the amount of foreign currency that a ...
Toward Metropolis: After Blockchain Repairs, Ethereum Looks Ahead
Following efforts to make the blockchain-based distributed application network more resistant to attacks, two planned hard forks and one unintentional split, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, at least, is turning his attention to a new milestone. In a ...
Beyond Bitcoin: Circle Pivots to Next-Gen Blockchain-Enabled Social Payments
The Wall Street Journal posted a story on December 7, 2017 titled “Bitcoin Powerhouse Will Pull the Plug on Bitcoin.” In fact, “bitcoin bank” Circle Internet Financial announced that, among other developments, it will no longer offer customers the ...
Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Launches Equity Offer for Investors
“As the first and only Bitcoin exchange to be fully licensed in all 28 EU member states, we are aware of the key role we play in regulating this sector of the financial industry. Digital assets aren't on their way – they're very much part of the here ...
Blockchain Voting Project Wins $10k Kapersky Labs Prize
Dubbed Votebook, the proposed system connects voting machines via a private blockchain run by, say, a local elections authority. The Votebook concept would enable constituents to check that their votes were actually counted, according to the team ...
Blockchain And Its New Rainmakers
The blockchain is both database and network. One of the best definitions describes blockchain as “a data structure that makes it possible to create a digital ledger of transactions and share it among a distributed network of computers. It uses ...
Solving the Blockchain Industry's Number One Problem - Talent Shortage
With the amount of activity happening around Blockchain technology, companies are now hiring individuals with Blockchain related expertise, mainly including developers, security experts and business consultants. Due in part to the relatively new ...
Japan Could Drop 8% Bitcoin Sales Tax By Mid-2017
Japan's plan to drop an 8% sales tax on bitcoin purchases could take effect as early as July 2017, according to documents obtained by CoinDesk. Though subject to final approval by senior Japanese government officials, an annual tax document prepared by ...
Why Bitcoin Could Be More Important Than the Internet: Here's why
Bitcoin was one of the biggest leaps in technology since the inception of the Internet, hailing the new era of digital money, disrupting industries and financial institutions as well as introducing a new social paradigm where transparency and trust are ...
Blockchain Tracker: Getting Into The Real Estate Business
Blockchain technology has made its name in the banking sector but has also found its way into the health care world, the music industry and even the U.S. presidential election. And now, it seems it's building its case for an appearance and use in the ...
Want To Follow Your Donation In Real Time? Bitcoin Non-Profit BitGive Launches Donation Tracker
The blockchain technology that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin has often been described as a potential solution to industries that suffer from fraud or a lack of transparency and trust. BitGive, the first Bitcoin non-profit (registered as a 501(c ...
The Frontier Of Blockchain Adoption Will Be...Bitcoin Circa 2010
There is some amazing technology being developed by blockchain startups, but the reality is that the first mass-market applications will use very little of it. In fact, the earliest big use-cases are likely to be nothing more than what bitcoin, the ...
Circle Says Bye-Bye To Bitcoin
Circle launched three years ago mostly as a consumer finance firm built on a bitcoin backbone. Customers were able and encouraged to buy and sell bitcoin on the platform — and as a blockchain-based firm, Circle was able to snap up around $70M in ...
IBM Announces Blockchain Ecosystem
Blockchain According to IBM, the blockchain ecosystem program is designed for innovators looking to build real networks, which consists of venture capitalists (VCs), start-ups, systems integrators (SI), independent software vendors (ISV), and ...
While Circle Pivots Away from Bitcoin, Blockchain Doubles Down on the Digital Currency
While Circle has continued their pivot away from bitcoin, Blockchain is doubling down on the digital currency. CoinJournal reached out to Blockchain CEO and co-founder Peter Smith to get his thoughts on Circle's decision and Bitcoin's ability to scale ...
Venezuelans Don't Believe in Bitcoin. They Need Bitcoin.
A main gathering place for Venezuela's growing bitcoin community is a secret Facebook group started in 2013 by a young libertarian activist named Randy Brito. As I recounted in a feature story in the current issue of Reason magazine, "The Secret, ...
HashCoin Uses Emercoin Blockchain For Vehicle Registration And Tracking
HashCoin states that it has created a vehicle certification system using the Emer Blockchain, something which appeals to manufacturers and countries such as Russia as well as other European nations. Recently, there has been a significant increase in ...
What Happened to the Financial Blockchain Revolution
Once upon a time, there was a lot of optimism that the blockchain -- the technology underlying Bitcoin -- would help the finance industry deal with a big headache: post-trade processing, the often long and arduous task of making sure money and ...
Ethereum Price at Seven-Month Low as Bitcoin Maintains High Level
The price of second biggest cryptocurrency Ethereum continues to slide down, dropping by about 17% in the last week alone. In accordance with the ETH/USD ...
Everex Helps Migrant Workers Send Remittance Back to Myanmar via Ethereum
Over 850,000 Thai baht (around $24,000 USD) were transferred using the Everex wallet, their mobile and web based app that sends digitized national currencies using Ethereum blockchain. Test recipients used Myanmar money-changers to switch from ...
The Future of Bitcoin Is Not as a Digital Currency
Circle unveiled itself at a bitcoin conference in 2014, vowing to take the digital currency mainstream. But like so many other startups that embraced this big idea at around the same time, its mission has changed. In January, I met Circle CEO Jeremy ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Upside Run!
We're closing in on the end of the week, and it is time to start securing our bitcoin price takings with a view to ending the week on a net positive note. We've had a little bit of luck so far this week, getting in and out according to the rules of our ...
A whale's hack tells on ETH and Augur's REP, funds from both networks belonging to the investor Bo Shen drained.
An account belonging to Bo Shen, one of the early investors in Ethereum and Augur, was reportedly hacked on Tuesday causing funds from both networks to be drained. The hacked wallet was a top 20 wallet by size in Augur and constituted a significant ...
New Blockchain Consortium Launched In South Korea
The Korea Financial Investment Association, along with 21 financial investments and five blockchain companies, have signed an memorandum of understanding to collaborate on projects and share their expertise on blockchain technology. The new ...
Offshore Services Providers Are To Be Wiped Out by Blockchain
Only Ginni Rometty at IBM has committed to pushing the company towards becoming a technology-enabled business, investing heavily in Blockchain and other technologies with the objective of creating a smarter planet and smarter cities. It is a very smart ...
Why IBM sees blockchain as a breakthrough for traceability
Both are the subject of innovative supply chain traceability experiments using an emerging software system called "the blockchain." Another common denominator behind both projects: A cloud service created by IBM is responsible for getting them up and ...
More Chinese Yuan Woes Paint A Positive Future For Bitcoin
Such an uncertain future can push even more people to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency next year. China is not doing all that well in the financial department as of late. Further depreciation of the yuan is expected in the coming months, due to an imminent ...
Five Legitimate Reasons to Use Anonymous Bitcoin
Newbies, read through a pile of content about covert actions people use bitcoin for: illegal trade and firearms and tax evasion. Presented in a such a way, bitcoin tends to be something highly suspicious for the most of the people, so they decide to ...
Digital Asset solves confidentiality issue with new blockchain platform
The new platform primarily targets the “confidentiality' issue related to blockchain technology. Blockchain is a distributed ledger of transactions and asset ownership maintained by a network of computers on the internet. With such an arrangement in ...
Prosecutors Pay Bitcoin Ransom, Yet IRS Targets Coinbase Data
In the midst of the IRS's legal battle to uncover the identities of Bitcoin users, federal prosecutors have revealed that a state prosecutor's office had to battle for its own private information, also involving Bitcoin. Pennsylvania's Allegheny County ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Buyers Gain Pace
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Buyers Gain Pace. Posted on 6:00 am December 8, 2016 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ...
Demonetisation: Why Bitcoin is gaining currency in cashless times
Nobody in the lecture hall was taken aback when Sahil Shah, a second-year BBA student of Nirma University, Ahmedabad, secured a perfect 10 in his class project — on bitcoins. “A man who can make money selling bitcoins can also yap about it,” jibed his ...
Greenpeace Receives Big Digital Currency Donation Through MA Blockchain
The M.A. Blockchain is a “branch” of Mind Asset, which works to provide distributed database solutions for establishing and encrypting digital currency systems. The project was first announced at a press conference on December third in Montreal, Canada ...
San Antonio now has a virtual currency bitcoin ATM network
Operating as Coinsource, the North Texas company's goal is to meet customer demand for faster access to purchase bitcoins, which are typically purchased online through third-party marketplaces, but also holds the potential to cash in those bitcoins ...
Talking Bitcoin Social with Daniel Cawrey
As the former COO of ZapChain and writer for bitcoin publications, Daniel Cawrey is one of the most experienced people in the world at the intersection of bitcoin and media. Daniel has also been involved in our community since the very beginning when ...