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Monero Pice Analysis – Big Losses Coming To XMR/BTC
A lot has happened for Monero over the past 24 hours, that much is certain. Significant losses in the BTC market were to be expected as bitcoin's bullish trend continues. Luckily for XMR holders, this has not affected the USD value per coin all that ...
Blockchain: Investment (R)Evolution For Developing Markets
Likewise, too much attention has been placed on the so-called blockchain revolution in OECD countries. Leading Western banks, such as UBS, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Barclays and most recently the Commonwealth Bank of Australia have ...
Bitcoin Acceptance by Merchants & Retailers Crucial for Mainstream Adoption
Bitcoin company executives and analysts including Irene Katzela, CEO of Chain of Points, firmly believe retailer and merchant adoption is the key to bitcoin mainstream adoption. Since 2014, the bitcoin industry and market have seen a rapid emergence of ...
Bitcoin price soars past $1060 as political worries intensify
The price of a single bitcoin on Tuesday touched its highest level in more than a month as populists in the U.S. and Europe threaten the established political order, increasing the appeal of alternative investments like cryptocurrencies, market ...
Blockchain Startup Hashed Health Raises $1.8 Million
Blockchain VC firm Fenbushi Capital, along with a group of private investors and relatives of the management team, also took part in the round. In statements, Hashed Health's backers positioned the new funding as a way for the consortium to advance its ...
Can Brave's Bitcoin Payment Platform Save Online Publishing?
Last year, Brendan Eich, former CEO of the Mozilla corporation and designer the Javascript programming language, launched Brave, a Web browser that blocks advertisements by default. Now Eich is rolling out a new Bitcoin payment platform, integrated ...
Poland Officially Recognizes Trading in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies
The position of Bitcoin in Poland has been undergoing a sea change, while way back in 2013 there were reports of an official from Polish Ministry of Finance as saying, “What is not forbidden is permitted. However, we certainly cannot consider Bitcoin ...
The Present and Future of China's Bitcoin Domination
On the first day of 2017, the U.S. dollar exchange rate of bitcoin passed the threshold of $1,000. Bitcoin, the value of which more than doubled in 2016, was one of the best investments of the year and the best-performing currency, which can be ...
The First Government To Secure Land Titles On The Bitcoin Blockchain Expands Project
Noting that the Georgian government “like[s] how the work was done and how easy blockchain is implementable in the existing system,” Bitfury chief executive officer Valery Vavilov said in an interview that the changes were all made on the back end, and ...
The Philippines Just Released New Rules for Bitcoin Exchanges
The central bank of the Philippines has released new guidelines for bitcoin exchanges operating in the country. The move comes months after officials for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) signaled their intention to regulate exchanges, suggesting ...
UPDATE 1-EU watchdog says too soon for new blockchain rules
LONDON Feb 7 No specific European Union rules are needed to regulate blockchain for the time being given the sector's still limited reach, the bloc's securities watchdog said on Tuesday. The conclusion from the European Securities and Markets Authority ...
Bitcoin hits one-month high after China FX reserves fall
LONDON (Reuters) - The price of digital currency bitcoin hit its highest in a month on Tuesday, after a fall in Chinese foreign exchange reserves to their lowest in nearly six years highlighted Beijing's efforts to control capital outflows. Bitcoin ...
EU watchdog says too soon for new blockchain rules
LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - No specific European Union rules are needed to regulate blockchain for the time being given the sector's still limited reach, the bloc's securities watchdog said on Tuesday. The conclusion from the European Securities and ...
With Deadline Looming, Will The SEC Approve A Bitcoin ETF?
These are the show notes for the Unchained podcast. Listen to my whole interview with Spencer and Daniel here or on Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the twins known for their dispute with Mark Zuckerberg of ...
IBM Works to Introduce Dubai Businesses to Blockchain
DUBAI— International Business Machines Inc. Tuesday said it is collaborating with several government agencies in Dubai to try out blockchain, a technology that will help improve efficiency in tracking the import and export of goods in the Middle East ...
South Africa's Financial Power Players Are Going All-In on Blockchain
South Africa's central bank, its central securities depository (CSD) and several of its largest banks came together yesterday to chart a course toward large-scale blockchain implementation. Held in Johannesburg, South Africa, the meeting saw members of ...
Ethereum Dice Game Etheroll Announces Crowdfund Campaign Opening February 13
Etheroll is an Ethereum-based, provably-fair and transparent dice gaming Dapp that enables individuals to place bets on the result of a 100-sided dice roll, with no deposits or sign-ups, using Ether – the 2nd most popular cryptocurrency in the world ...
India's Central Bank Cracks Down on Bitcoin Again, Cautions Citizen Against it
While the RBI may have been cautionary in its approach, the truth is that nothing has changed in India when it comes to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies except the fact that the central bank's own actions have spurred more interest in alternatives to ...
Bitcoin is zooming higher
Bitcoin is zooming higher on Tuesday, up 1.6% at $1,055 per coin as 7:03 a.m. ET. Tuesday's bid has the cryptocurrency higher for a ninth straight day and at its best level since January 5, when it put in a multi-year high of $1161.88. While the ...
Bitcoin Price Jumps 6% as Bitcoin ETF Decision Nears
The Bitcoin Exchange Trading Fund application filed by the Winkelvoss twins is nearing its decision date next month on March 11th. As traders are eagerly awaiting the SEC's decision on whether Bitcoin will become an ETF, the market is showing quite a ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Upside Run!
So, we're half way through the week, and things are hotting up in the bitcoin price from an intraday perspective. After what was a pretty slow day yesterday, we saw a little bit of up and down overnight and then this morning, just as European markets ...
Dubai Partners with IBM to Test Blockchain Trade Finance
On the tech side, the public-private initiative is utilizing the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain protocol – as well as IBM's cloud computing resources – as part of a solution aimed at harmonizing the trade finance lifecycle within a single platform. The ...
The Fintech Files: Understanding Blockchain
Blockchain is an often discussed, rarely understood topic. To get some perspective about the current thinking on blockchain, I had a discussion with Jennifer Qin, Deloitte's lead partner for its investment management business in the Asia-Pacific region ...
Twenty Thirty aims to use Blockchain to disrupt the banking system by 2030
In a world that is moving towards a cashless economy, a Harvard and Stanford graduate, 57-year-old Blockchain expert David Siegel, aims to decentralise the global banking and trade systems. Unlike most startups and accelerators, Twenty Thirty looks at ...
Blockchain Identity Startup ExistenceID Announces Launch
Launched earlier this month, the Hong Kong-based digital identity startup is led by CEO and co-founder Katherine Noall, previously of the blockchain consulting firm Blockzero. “Two main things were happening that we saw, people weren't being given a ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Correction Likely Over
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Correction Likely Over. Posted on 6:00 am February 7, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical ...
A Town in Illinois Just Announced It's Holding a Bitcoin Sale ...
A Town in Illinois Just Announced It's Holding a Bitcoin Sale ...
Bitcoin Exempt from UAE Central Bank's Ban on Virtual Currencies
On January 1, 2017, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) published a new framework covering digital payments in the country. According to the new “Regulatory Framework For Stored Values and Electronic Payment Systems,” which is ...
Deutsche Bundesbank Cites Progress With Blockchain-Based Settlement
Deutsche Bundesbank has made progress developing a blockchain-based settlement infrastructure, but the system is not yet market ready. Carl-Ludwig Thiele, a member of the Deutsche Bundesbank executive board, offered an update on the bank's ...
Blockchain Beyond the Hype
Brace yourself for the hype cycle around blockchain. Instead of indulging in the hype, I suggest we focus on the technology's characteristics and how it might be applied to specific use cases. Meanwhile, broad-ranging discussion of governance issues ...
Qtum Mixing Bitcoin & Ethereum Launching 'Proof-of-Stake' Smart Contracts Platform
Having previously announced plans to meld the Bitcoin protocol with Ethereum technology, they are now launching the first 'Proof-of-Stake' smart contracts platform. It is all part of what the developers behind the project hope “can disrupt entire ...
This Dark Market Wants to Pay You Bitcoin to Find Security Bugs
Bug bounty hunters could make as much as 10 bitcoins identifying security problems at the popular dark marketplace Hansa. Taking a page from leading tech companies which offer cash rewards to developers that spot code issues, administrators for the ...
Vernon Hills prepares to sell bitcoins seized in police investigations
The village of Vernon Hills is about to join the world of cryptocurrency as officials prepare to sell bitcoins seized from criminal organizations during joint police investigations with federal authorities. Although police say they can't share specific ...
Chandler Guo to Open a New Bitcoin Unlimited Pool
Momentum for Bitcoin Unlimited continues to increase as a new pool is to enter the network. Chandler Guo, a well-known and liked bitcoiner in China, is to take his current hashrate of around 50P, or 1.5% of the network, out of BW.com and into a new ...
Monero Price Analysis – Dip Below 0.012 BTC To Materialize Soon?
Volatility is still present in the Monero market right now, even though the damage has been kept to a minimum. It is evident the trend established over the past few days will continue, as Monero is going through some price swings of its own lately ...
Bitcoin Price Watch; Here's What's On Tonight
So that is another day out of the way, and it has been a pretty interesting one as far as volatility is concerned in the bitcoin price. When we kicked off the session this morning, we noted that action over the weekend had been relatively flat, And ...
Is Trump Driving the Current Bitcoin Rally?
Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency is currently going strong. The cryptocurrency, whose price fell below the $1000 mark at the beginning on 2017 has recovered once again. And this time, for a change, the price rise has been attributed to the recent ...
France's Central Bank Wants to Work With More Blockchain Startups
France's central bank is opening up a new innovation lab, with an eye to collaborate with blockchain startups. In a speech given late last month by Banque de France governor Villeroy de Galhau and published today, the central bank indicated that it ...
Top 5 Bitcoin Developers
The world of bitcoin is filled with active developers and others figures who play a prominent role in the future of the technology. It is difficult to measure who is the most active developer other than by looking at the commits made on GitHub. A lot ...
Blockchain and derivatives: reimagining the industry
Since the first meetings organised by the Technology Advisory Committee of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on January 26 and February 23, 2016, on “Blockchain and the Potential Application of Distributed Ledger Technology to the ...