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Cryptocurrency: UK regulator FCA testing Bitcoin remittances with Epiphyte
London based blockchain remittance specialist Epiphyte will be working with the UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, to test cryptocurrency. Epiphyte will be working within the FCA's sandbox, exploring ways to provide cheaper and more ...
SEB to Build Blockchain Channel Between New York and Stockholm
While notable, Ripple is not the only startup in the industry backed by SEB. The Swedish bank also revealed it had invested $4m in bitcoin payment processor Coinify in August as part of its blockchain interest. At the time, representatives for the ...
Bitcoin Scaling Solution Segwit a “Bait and Switch”, says Roger Ver
At the Blockchain Money Conference in London held yesterday and today, after an enthusiastic presentation on Bitcoin's benefits, specifically focusing on its ability to increase economic freedom which, according to Roger Ver's presentation, increases ...
Webjet moves early with Microsoft to create first blockchain for hotel bookings
ASX-listed online travel firm Webjet has taken the first steps towards making hotel bookings on blockchain technology, in what it claims is a world first in its sector. The company has completed a six-month project behind closed doors with technology ...
Blockchain technology branches out from finance sector with EY deal
The rapidly increasing popularity of blockchain in the banking and finance sector has spread to the professional services sector with a deal between consultancy EY and blockchain technology provider The Bitfury Group. The agreement, announced Monday ...
SEB to build Ripple-flavoured blockchain payments network
SEB is to use blockchain technology from Ripple to enable customers to make real-time intra-bank transfers between accounts in Stockholm and New York. The Nordic bank says that it has verified that Ripple's technology is compatible with the bank's ...
Is Bitcoin Responsible For the Emergence of Trump?
Trump has garnered the support of the rural masses in the US but there is also another group that has rallied behind him - the Bitcoin community. David Golumbia, author of the book “The Politics of Bitcoin - Software as Right-Wing Extremism,” makes the ...
Edmund C Moy Boosts Status of Bitcoin IRA
Bitcoin IRA is a novel use-case of Bitcoin. The digital currency is recognized by IRS as an asset, eligible for taxes and also as a financial instrument for investment. Bitcoin IRA has created the first Bitcoin-based IRA, allowing people to invest in ...
Ethtrade Offers Profitable Management of Ethereum Assets
Built by experts in Ethereum trading and development, Ethtrade is one of the leading cryptocurrency asset management platforms. The main goal of Ethtrade is to promote and popularize the Ethereum smart contracts platform while encouraging the use of ...
Could blockchain bring the EU Capital Market Union forward?
They have the power to seriously disrupt EU capital markets. The technological advances they bring are accelerating, creating new business propositions and revolutionizing the way the financial industry operates. New technologies including blockchain ...
Blockchain: Unocoin releases API to power Bitcoin economy in India
Unocoin, the largest Bitcoin trading platform in India, recently raised $1.5m and partnered with Blockstream. Ian Allison. By Ian Allison. November 7, 2016 08:33 GMT. Bitcoin iStock. We have noticed you are using an ad blocker. To continue providing ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC Recovery Initiated ...
Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC Recovery Initiated ...
Chinese Investors Flock to Bitcoin as Yuan Falls, Igniting Fears of ...
Chinese Investors Flock to Bitcoin as Yuan Falls, Igniting Fears of ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Keeps Struggling
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Keeps Struggling. Posted on 6:00 am November 7, 2016 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum technical analysis, ...
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/07/2016 - Watch Out for the Wedge!
This might take bitcoin price below the wedge bottom at $700 and onto the next floor at $670. On the other hand, a rally off this wedge support could lead to another test of resistance at $715 and perhaps even an upside breakout. If so, the 200 SMA ...
Nigeria Launches New Electronic Payment System Inferior To Bitcoin
The future of payments in Nigeria is all but certain these days. It is evident that mobile will play a significant role in the future way of paying for goods and services, though. mCash could become a major competitor to Bitcoin over the coming years ...
Several Mycelium Users Report Unusually High Bitcoin Transaction Fees
Several Bitcoin users are experiencing a very strange bug when sending cryptocurrency through the Mycelium wallet. Transaction fees are designed to be nominal, yet the app is charging users nearly 20% in costs for some unknown reason. With maximum ...
Blockchain is not just for banking… insurance wants it too
There has been a tremendous amount of discussion, white papers, excitement and debate over the past few years about the potential of blockchain technology to transform the financial services industry and beyond. The World Economic Forum has identified ...
Testing environment for Bitcoin exchanges
Amidst tightening regulations, the latest hack of the Bitfinex Bitcoin exchange has highlighted ongoing difficulties for the sector. Bourn Collier, associate, and Oliver Yaros, senior associate at Mayer Brown International LLP, explore. A few years ago ...
Blockchain wallet Jaxx integrates Rootstock RSK - 'Smart Bitcoin'
Decentral, creators of the universal wallet Jaxx has integrated of Rootstock's token RSK "Smart Bitcoin" into the suite of software products, which includes ether, Dash and most recently Zcash. Jaxx will give users an opportunity to access the testnet ...
Is the Chinese Government Really Cracking down on Bitcoin Trading?
The report of China tightening its screws around Bitcoin transactions as a part of its capital control measure is a plausible story. However, doubts about the genuineness of the news report have since been raised by few bloggers and websites. In one ...
Blockchain technology has room to grow, if encouraged
Participants were given 50 hours to create a blockchain project from scratch. From 30-40 pitches, a final 15 was voted. The top three were pitched at the end of the event on Sunday, and the winners walked away with a €5,000 prize. The runner-ups ...
Popular Platforms Include ZCash Support Owing to Its Increasing Popularity
ZCash (ZEC), the private and anonymous cryptocurrency built over Bitcoin code has been gaining a lot of traction lately. The cryptocurrency community's interest in ZCash has forced many companies to integrate it into their products. The latest ones to ...
An Interview with the Developers of a Blockchain-Based Router
Nodio is a blockchain-based router solution focused on privacy that is still in development. It supporters decentralized applications (DApps) and has the ability to act as a VPN while also being able to be integrated with the Tor network. A Nodio can ...
Incas, Gold and Bitcoin. Story of InkaPay, South American Blockchain Platform for People
BitInka was founded in Nov. 2013, in Lima, Peru, by a group of entrepreneurs and it took a whole year to develop the platform. BitInka's first goal was to deal with Blockchain technology as a local exchange. After the project was started, its founders ...
ScotEx, the upcoming Blockchain Powered Scottish Stock Exchange
The blockchain powered stock exchange is expected to go live sometime next year. In order to get ScotEx up and running, the consortium of ex-NASDAQ and Scottish investors are seeking to raise over 15 million pounds (equivalent to about $18.4 million ...
Hewlett Packard Emphasizes Importance, Potential of Blockchain, Decentralization
“Blockchain presents an opportunity to bring disparate things together and allow secure and non refutable records of transactions to be done anywhere you need them to be done quickly, securely and with little chance of fraud. Therein lies the true ...
China's Bitcoin Miners See Profit in a Bigger-Block Blockchain
Onstage, Huang is an orator with a penchant to making extraordinary claims, and his comments on scaling the bitcoin blockchain would likely strike foreign listeners as unusual given the perception in the West that new technical solutions have quelled ...
What is blockchain, and why is it growing in popularity?
But now suddenly everyone is talking about bitcoin's underlying blockchain technology as a disruptor of potentially massive proportions: Sweden is trialling a new land registry that uses blockchain, dozens of startups spanning numerous sectors are ...
World's Third Most Powerful Data Center to be Used For Bitcoin Mining
Bitmain, the Bitcoin industry's second largest mining pool and most popular mining equipment manufacturer, has partnered with investors in China to launch the world's third most power consumed data center. The company, which currently controls 18.6 ...
Blockchain: Why the 'Big Guys' Can't Win
Matthew Spoke is CEO and founder of enterprise blockchain startup Nuco. He is a bitcoin and ethereum enthusiast, who has previously worked with Deloitte with the aim of advancing the use of smart distributed protocols. In this opinion piece, Spoke ...
Bitcoin and Gann's Square of Nine
That is the case today. Bitcoin has recovered a little bit of the ground it lost, but not enough to have made any change in the chart. Ethereum is likewise virtually unchanged as well. So, I thought I would take a look at Gann's Square of Nine and see ...
Blockchain Advertising Platform Sees Micro-Payments Made Possible By Bitcoin
Mass Network wants to transform internet advertising. The startup is now under the new leadership of Alexander Kuzmin, Bitcoin advocate and CEO of Mycelium. The software will be released in March of 2017. “Despite years of efforts and billions of ...
Bitcoin & Ethereum Among 50 Digital Currencies Whose Price Data Will be Delivered to Major Global Markets
The data gives TPI customers unparalleled transparency on intraday pricing from more than 50 digital currencies – including bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple – as well as traded rates against a variety of traditional currencies. The agreement allows TPI to ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD to Regain Strength
I mentioned in my last weekly analysis that Bitcoin price remains in an uptrend against the US Dollar, and may continue to gain strength. There was a minor dip this past week, and then the price spiked higher. During the upside move the price broke the ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Approaching Crucial Resistance
Ethereum price started a recovery against the US Dollar, and found support just above $9.00. There is a monster bearish trend line formed on the daily chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX), which may act as a resistance. The 100-day simple moving ...
Bitcoin Price Drops 8% Amid China Rumors, Who's to Blame?
Bitcoin's highest influence allegedly stems from China — the truth behind these words is evident once again. Bitcoin has plummeted by a full eight percent in light of rumors that Chinese legislators are looking to implement regulations that could bear ...
Australian Government Eyeing Big Banks to Prevent Blockchain Monopolization
According to Reuters, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said the government regulatory body has not yet examined any cases of Australia's “Big Four” banks purchasing smaller fintech companies or acquiring blockchain technology. However, in the interest of fair ...
Total Bitcoin Transaction Volume Surpassed US$100bn in September
People seem to collect all kinds of statistics related to the Bitcoin protocol. Interestingly enough, one of the currency's largest milestones was overlooked by just about everyone. On September 2nd, 2016, the Bitcoin blockchain surpassed the S$100bn ...
Bitcoin Price Spike Toward $750 This Week as Yuan Falls
Bitcoin prices flirted with $750 this week, as Chinese investors turned to cryptocurrency as a refuge from yuan-denominated assets. The BTC/USD exchange rate ran into volatility in mid-week trading, spiking above $740 before retracing all the way back ...