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Bitcoin Regulations Catch Good Guys Along With The Bad
With many cybercriminals choosing bitcoin as their currency of choice, the U.S. Department of Justice has naturally done its best to set up regulations that would prevent criminals from using the cryptocurrentcy for nefarious purposes. But those ...
XTB Expands Offering to Include Bitcoin, Ethereum Trading for Clients
Polish brokerage house X-Trade Brokers (XTB) will be strengthening its core product suite with the addition of several new instruments, including leading cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, among others. The decision comes during one of the most ...
UK regulator: Public must beware the risks of bitcoin
A senior executive at the UK's financial watchdog has said the public should be warned they could lose vast amounts of money trading in digital currencies - advice that comes as new initiatives open up virtual money to a wider audience. Chris Woolard ...
The State of Mining: Guide to Ethereum
Although they are often shrouded in mystery and technical details, you've probably heard of cryptocurrencies. Whether it's Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, Ripple, or most recently Ethereum, the list goes on with different types of digital currency. A few ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding 100 SMA
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding 100 SMA. Posted on 6:00 am June 19, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ethereum ...
Bitcoin explained: What is it? What's up with its price? Will it ever take over from traditional currencies?
Bitcoin is a digital currency, or cryptocurrency, which is created and held electronically. It became the first decentralised digital currency in 2009 thanks to an unknown software developer (or potentially a group of programmers) under the name of ...
An eatery in Bengaluru may be India's first to accept Bitcoins, but geeks show no love
In Indiranagar, a posh neighbourhood in Bengaluru dotted with upscale pubs and theme restaurants, is an eatery that serves Maharashtrian cuisine. It is not big and if you don't look closely, you might miss Suryawanshi Restaurant. The Misal Pav and ...
Bitcoin plunges nearly 20pc after record run
Bitcoin sank as much as 19 percent last week, putting the digital currency on pace for its worst week since January 2015, as volatility climbs following a record-setting surge in the price. After flirting with $3 000 last Monday, the crypto-currency ...
Why banks need to start offering cryptocurrency wallets - VentureBeat
With the recent surge in value of cryptocurrencies, ordinary people and traditional investment firms are paying more attention to the space. The market cap of ...
AIG Issues Its First Insurance Policy on Blockchain
AIG, the multinational insurance provider, has announced its first blockchain based insurance policy, that was issued to UK's Standard Chartered Bank. The blockchain policy termed the “master policy” governs multiple policies for the bank's operations ...
How Delaware Keeps Edge in Finance by Supporting Blockchain
Delaware already holds the edge when it comes to incorporation and being business friendly. Embracing Blockchain would not only make the state a pioneer but will also allow it to gain several benefits. Andrea Tinianow, the director of Global Delaware, ...
Universities add blockchain to course list
The market for recruiting blockchain engineers has been described as “red hot”. But where can aspiring software coders find training about the intricacies of this technology? There has been a surprising dearth of courses available in this nascent but ...
New Initiative Advises Users To Maintain 100 Percent Control of Their Bitcoin
A new initiative designed to help Bitcoin users with the upcoming fork advises them to maintain 100 percent control of their Bitcoin, rather than keeping it in exchanges. The reality is clear - most Bitcoin blocks hit the block size limit of 1 MB and ...
Analysis: A Significant Ethereum to Bitcoin Price Chart.
The price of Ethereum largely recovered from this week's flash crash. Some call it a sell off in a secular bull market, others call it buying the dip. We call it: strong fundamentals, and by that we mean that the price surge is justified by demand ...
Why blockchains fail and decentralization succeeds
With all of the excitement around blockchain technology, it's easy to think what we have now is the foundation for the next wave. Yet, it's worth remembering we are still in the early stages. The blockchains we have today probably won't be the ...
Interview: Bitcoin ATM network Coinsource Hits 100+ Machines
Coinsource, a leading bitcoin ATM network, recently surpassed the 100 machine milestone with an early year push in the state of New York, in which it added 14 new kiosks in the state since January. The company's portfolio surged from 70 of 103 machines ...
Peach Airline Decides to Accept Bitcoin after Japan Recognizes it as a Valid Currency
On May 22, Japan's Peach Aviation announced it will soon start accepting Bitcoin as a legitimate form of payment. Peach will even go a step further and install Bitcoin ATMs in all of the airports within Japan. This move suggests the acceptance of the ...
Indian Blockchain Startup Audience Farm Enters AdTech Space
In the recent days, India has emerged as one of the strong forces in the crypto-sector as it attempts to keep up with many developed countries when it comes to research, development, and deployment of blockchain solutions. The focus of Indian ...
International Banker Analyses Bitcoin's Recent Fall
On Thursday, all the top 25 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, experienced a huge price fall. The average value drop exceeded ten percent in almost all cases. Both Ethereum's and bitcoin's market cap fell by billions of dollars ...
What Bitcoin Investors Can Learn from Issac Newton's Mistake
Panos Mourdoukoutas, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at LIU Post in New York who is also a contributor to several professional journals and magazines, such as Forbes and The New York Times, recently published a write-up stating that ...
Regulations Are Making it Harder For Security Experts to Use Bitcoin
The exchange wanted to know how he was using his Bitcoin. Troia told Coinbase that his security business sometimes involved either paying digital ransom on behalf of clients impacted by attacks like WannaCry, or verifying database breaches by buying ...
Bitcoin Gets the Attention of Goldman Sachs After Reaching New Heights
A new gold rush is picking up speed as bitcoin doubles the size of its fund under the BIT-XBTE's management. The fund that was around $50 million on May 1st has jumped to $100 million a few days ago, which is an impressive growth. The head of trading ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Cryptocurrency Mining at 65W Achieves 22 MH/s Rate – Impressive and Silent Mining ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Cryptocurrency Mining at 65W Achieves 22 MH/s Rate – Impressive and Silent Mining ...
Singapore Exchange Trials Blockchain Verification
Blockchain is a public database of transactions that allows anyone on the network to view records, eliminating the need for a central authority to verify trades and making it impossible to tamper with data. It is the technology behind bitcoin, the ...
Will Criminals Start Kidnapping People and Asking for Ransomware in Bitcoin?
Some of the very first associations that the wider public made with Bitcoin upon learning about it were fairly focused on its potentially nefarious connotations. That being said, Bitcoin can still be used for criminal activities. This is most ...
Banking and Blockchain: Why We Need an AML/KYC Safe Harbor
Steven Hopkins is chief operating officer and general counsel of Medici Ventures, an Overstock subsidiary focused on the advancement of blockchain technology. In this opinion piece, Hopkins discusses issues with the global AML and KYC requirements ...
Ethereum Classic Used To Fight Ticket Touts
Such an unfortunate event split the Ethereum community which led to the introduction of Ethereum Classic. Commonly known as ETC, it is a distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality that executes scripts using an international ...
6 Bitcoin Apps That You Must Check Out
This article will go over some must have apps if you are a cryptocurrency enthusiast. Mainly, it will focus on those services that can be used for managing Bitcoin. The apps in question can accept Bitcoin as payment, serve as your Bitcoin wallet, or ...
Cashless Sweden Will Host its First Major Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Conference
Stockholm will host its first-ever blockchain and cryptocurrency conference on September 7, 2017. According to the host's press release, who are hosting a series of events in different European cities, including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Prague, Kiev ...
Financial Inclusion & Cryptocurrency: Why We Need an AML/KYC Safe Harbor
Businesses dealing with cryptocurrency and legal marijuana have had accounts closed and been refused banking services pursuant to a practice labeled 'pre-risking' by bank executives. Certain regions such as Africa and the Caribbean have been hit ...
Ethereum Blockchain Used By United Nations For Sending Aid to Syria
The United Nations World Food Programme uses the Ethereum Blockchain to transfer vouchers based on cryptocurrencies to refugees in Syria. The platform was able to transfer cryptocurrency vouchers to a total of 10,000 people. It was done through another ...
Blockchain in France: A Primer on an Emerging Market
Alexandre Stachtchenko is co-founder of Blockchain Partner and president of an association created by the merger of two French blockchain startups: Blockchain France and Blockchain Lab. Blockchain Partner is at the forefront of blockchain consultation ...
Researchers Publish Findings on the Ripple Network Integrity
That is a positive development, which explains Ripple's surge in market cap these past few months. Moreover, the value of XRP is being kept fairly stable. Right now, no one knows exactly how this is happening, as trading XRP against cryptocurrencies ...
Blockchain, a Threat as Well as an Opportunity for Conventional Accountants
With Bitcoin gaining legal status in various countries and the ever-growing implementation of blockchain technology across different industries, it is now important for those working in finance and accounting line of work to be prepared for the ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Poised For Gains ...
Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Poised For Gains ...
Bitcoin price stabilises after crypto markets crumble
A frenzied few weeks of rapid Bitcoin speculation, which saw the price rocket to $US3000 a coin, looks to be easing. The entire cryptocurrency market was rallying up until last week, when it was worth around $US106 billion. But a dramatic sell-off on ...
Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis – ETH/USD Eyeing Break above $400
Ethereum price correction was a good thing against the US Dollar and Bitcoin, and now ETH/USD is back in the bullish zone for a break above $400. Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ETH USD. SPONSORED ARTICLE: Tech Analysis articles are sponsored ...
What is Cryptocurrency and Cryptocurrency Mining?
This happened till a stage when the banking system had to finally digitalize their currency, and it is all stored in reserve banks in a digitalized form. One step ahead of the agenda is the concept of Cryptocurrencies. This is different from money ...
'Like a jet engine winding up': Bitcoin center's noise bothers some in Bonner
Jim Howard, the superintendent of Bonner School District, points to Spokane LLC's new bitcoin data center at the Bonner Mill on Friday. The plant emanates a loud humming from fans to cool the servers for the large network of computer servers in the ...
Here's how we start to stabilize Bitcoin, Ethereum
News of Bitcoin and Ethereum is everywhere these days. The two cryptocurrencies have had returns over the past year that make a big-time hedge fund manager look like he's running a lemonade stand in front of his parents house. Since last year, Bitcoin ...