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Bitcoin Prices Reach New All-Time High of Over $4,500 - CoinDesk
Following two days of near sideways trading, bitcoin prices have once again reached record levels. Since setting its most recent all-time high of $4,483 on ...
PR: Universa Expects to Raise Over $100 Million in the Upcoming ICO
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Bitcoin Prices Reach New All-Time High of $4491
Following two days of near sideways trading, bitcoin prices have once again reached record levels. Since setting its most recent all-time high of $4,483 on August 15, prices have fluctuated in the $4,000–$4,200 range until starting to rise once again ...
Bitcoin is posting new record highs
The cryptocurrency is down 1.51% to $4,451.00 at 11.20 a.m. BST (6.20 a.m. ET). That marks a new high for the currency, which has been on a tear since breaking through $4,000 early on Sunday morning. bitcoin Markets Insider. Bitcoin has been on a ...
Another major country joins China and Japan in cracking down on bitcoin exchanges
Following moves by China and Japan to regulate digital currencies, Australia is attempting to crackdown on money laundering and terrorism financing with plans to regulate bitcoin exchanges. "The threat of serious financial crime is constantly evolving, ...
Washington Politicians Defend Regulations as Cryptocurrency Exchanges Flee
Washington regulators recently introduced exchange rules for any firm wanting to allow customers to trade in cryptocurrency. They said they created Senate Bill 5031 to make the ecosystem fair for cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers. However ...
How blockchain solves the complicated data-ownership problem
Blockchain technology provides an alternative that gives the ownership of data back to users. Blockchain is a decentralized database where data is replicated across several unrelated nodes. No single node can act as a gatekeeper and assume control of ...
Here's how NEO plans to top Ethereum and Bitcoin
In short, Ethereum is a blockchain technology that offers additional benefits over simply being a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. It gives developers the ability to build smart contracts that are publicly auditable and self-executing once certain ...
Hotforex adds cryptocurrency trading with Bitcoin CFDs
Here at HotForex, we believe in helping our clients keep up with the latest instruments, the newest tools and the best educational resources: adding this popular new cryptocurrency to our products was the natural next step, and offering the option to ...
Filecoin ICO makes record by selling out within an hour
The ICO market has become the best way for startups to raise funding from individual investors. We have seen several ICOs this year already, with some sizeable amounts of money being raised. The latest ICO to make headlines is the Filecoin ICO that ...
$80000 Up for Grabs: Zcash Foundation to Launch Grant Initiative
In a blog post to be issued today, the Zcash Foundation intends to outline how the grants will be used to fund "novel, underserved ideas" in software development, science and research and community outreach. It is not, however, looking to fund projects ...
Bitcoin is back near its record high
Bitcoin is back close to record highs in early trade on Thursday morning in London. The cryptocurrency is down 1.61% to $4,313.91 at 8.35 a.m. BST (3.35 a.m. ET). While Bitcoin is lower on the day, the digital currency rose in late trade on Wednesday ...
Blockchain Proptech Startup Propy Signs Deal With Ukraine Government
Built on Ethereum, Propy uses smart contracts to track and execute real estate transactions according to regional regulations. The platform allows brokers, buyers, sellers, and title agents/notaries to sign off on transactions within their existing ...
Blockchain Targets the $27 Billion Daily Gold Market
Public online ledgers that emerged from the explosive markets for bitcoin, a virtual currency, already have drawn the attention of businesses from banks to retailers who see blockchain systems as a revolutionary way to verify and record transactions ...
Foundico.com – new detailed ICO list started its work
While investing in ICO projects we found that there is no convenient site for their research on the Internet. A huge number of ICO projects are scattered on the Internet and do not have a point of concentration, and those that already exist are very ...
Bitcoin: Australia Cracks Down on Digital Currency Exchanges
Bitcoin exchanges will be regulated under new anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws proposed by the Australian government. The new laws will strengthen the powers of the Australian Transactions and Reporting Analysis Centre ...
Bitcoin Bond Debuted by Japan's Fisco
Japan's Fisco Ltd. is experimenting with selling bonds denominated in bitcoins, figuring that the digital currency will eventually become a legally recognized financial asset in Japan and help boost its business. A unit of the Tokyo-based financial ...
PR: DetectorToken Announces ICO for their Blockchain Based Bot
The development team behind this free-to-use bot will be launching an ICO for the purpose of securing development funds. This development – if ICO ends successfully – will assist in the creation of a fully automated bot which sends signals to customers ...
ASX blockchain-based CHESS project still in testing
The ASX announced in June 2016 that it was building a new post-trade solution using blockchain technology, asking for market feedback. This followed the ASX enlisting US-based firm Digital Asset at the start of last year to help it develop blockchain ...
Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin Cash being Sold by Swiss Bank – Ether and BCH
Early summer, a private swiss bank started a cryptocurrency management service and now wants to take even new digital assets into it. Known as Falcon Private Bank, in the past announced that it will make it possible for users to buy and keep bitcoin in ...
Blockchain Could Change the Way You Pay Taxes
Blockchain. It's a buzz word that you haven't heard the last of, and that's scary to some people. It took years for most of us to begin to truly understand bitcoin. Now, try to process that bitcoin is simply the first large-scale application of the ...
How Can Users Securely Withdraw and Store Bitcoin Cash
Only a handful of Bitcoin wallet platforms and exchanges are supporting Bitcoin Cash deposits and withdrawals. Bitcoin users who received Bitcoin Cash (BCH) after the Aug. 1 hard fork can utilize secure wallet platforms from Trezor, BTC.com and BitGo ...
The 'reverse ICO': How existing businesses will start tokenizing
The amount of money generated by the Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) of blockchain-based companies is astounding. In July alone, ICOs generated $500 million of funding, bringing the all-time total to over $1.6 billion. That doesn't even include August ...
Swiss digital asset exchange buys US wallet maker in all-bitcoin deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swiss digital currency exchange ShapeShift AG said on Wednesday it has acquired Seattle-based KeepKey Holder LLC, a maker of devices known as digital wallets, in an all-bitcoin deal. Financial terms were undisclosed. KeepKey's ...
Can blockchain satisfy GDPR's user data protection requirements for targeted ads?
If latency is solved, blockchain could act as a kind of automatic governor on targeted ad campaigns. A specially-crafted blockchain layer could be called during the regular ad-buying and delivery process of, say, a supply-side platform (SSP), perhaps ...
Bitcoin ticks higher following pullback from record
Bitcoin BTCUSD, +5.29% touched an all-time high of $4,483.55 on Tuesday, following a record close at $4,382.74 on Monday, according to Coindesk. Following a slight pullback, the price of bitcoin was last up 2.6% at $4,315.41, after touching an intraday ...
Russia's Rosstandart Working To Establish Blockchain Standards
On August 11, 2017, Russia's Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Russian: Rosstandart) announced the formation of a technical committee (TC) to standardize blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Sergei Anatolyevich ...
Investor Naval Ravikant Wants to Disrupt Twitter With Blockchain 'XPRIZE'
An early investor in Twitter is seeking to fund a blockchain alternative to the popular social media platform. In new remarks to CoinDesk, Naval Ravikant, the co-founder of AngelList, revealed he intends to sponsor a prize that will be awarded to ...
Disgraced US Secret Service agent coughs to second Bitcoin heist
An ex-Secret Service agent who stole Bitcoins from the Silk Road dark web drugs bazaar he was supposed to be investigating has admitted stealing even more sacks of the digital currency. Shaun Bridges, who is already serving a six-year sentence for ...
Can Swarm Fund Help The Cryptocurrency Market Finally Enter The Mainstream?
I thought about Moore recently when pondering the pitch of a new organization in the cryptocurrency market: Swarm Fund, which is holding an initial coin offering (ICO) on September 7. Founded by early thinkers and adopters in digital currency, Swarm ...
Bitcoin Is Forking. Again.
Just a few years ago it seemed like bitcoin was a singular force, which in retrospect was incredibly naive since it's open source tech managed by a bunch of fighting nerds. After a years-long debate about how best to speed up the bitcoin network failed ...
Japan Might Be Driving Factor For Recent Bitcoin Price Rally: Reasons & Trends
Over the past few months, through previous coverages, Cointelegraph emphasized the importance of the Japanese Bitcoin industry to the Bitcoin exchange market in Asia. Earlier this week, many analysts and financial news networks including CNBC have ...
A Look At The Potential Blockchain Holds For The Mortgage Industry
Immutability, decentralization, and transparency are some of the characteristics which have attracted entities across industries to explore the potential of blockchain technology. Although most projects initiated by enterprises are in the trial phase ...
ATB Coin: 2nd Stage of ICO Starts
The beginning of the second stage of the ICO is scheduled for 8 am on August 15, EST, New York (GMT-4). Crowdsale of the innovative technological cryptocurrency will last 15 days. At each of the three stages of The crowdsale, investors will be able to ...
Opinion: How you can make easy money from the bitcoin bubble
These digital currencies may be rubbish — more on that below — but it looks like we're in big, fat bitcoin bubble right now. If so, there is seriously easy money to be made. Bitcoin BTCUSD, +3.57% shrugged off a crash in July and is now setting new ...
CULedger Credit Union Consortium Launches Blockchain Services Business
The blockchain initiative backed by a group of US credit unions has formed a new full-fledged service organization dedicated to the tech. CULedger encompasses dozens of credit unions that, as previously reported by CoinDesk, are seeking to use ...
Satoshi Cycle: Interest in Bitcoin Raises Price, Which Raises Interest
As Bitcoin price rises, it comes out of the shadows with more people googling the digital currency, and from that rise in interest the price seems to rise again, and so on and so on in what has been coined the “Satoshi cycle.” Chris Burniske, a Bitcoin ...
ICO Analysis: ICOBOX (ICOS)
Continuing our series of ICOs which are geared toward ICOs (or meta-ICOs, as this author likes to call them), today we review the ICOBOX ICO. ICOBOX, as you may know, is an Eastern European shop which will set up a company with an ICO from start to ...
Zen Protocol is the next step for cryptocurrency smart-contracts
Zen Protocol (ZP) came out of stealth mode earlier this month to present an alternative to Ethereum. ZP is a platform designed to make moving Bitcoin and other assets with smart-contracts easier, more efficient, and friendlier to noobs where it matters ...
Sentara Healthcare, Old Dominion to develop real-world blockchain metrics
Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare and nearby Old Dominion University have teamed up to test the mettle of the blockchain digital ledger tool and assess its ability to protect the integrity of personal health data in the cloud. The project ...