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Coinbase unlocks instant cryptocurrency purchases
Want your bitcoin purchases in a hurry? That's doable now that Coinbase has opened up instant purchases for cryptocurrency. Whether you're a fan of ethereum, litecoin or plain old bitcoin, you're covered here. Previously you'd have to wait a few days ...
Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push
New York-based ethereum development startup ConsenSys has revealed a number of new hires, including several IBM employees and the former CEO of South Africa's central securities depository (CSD). ConsenSys announced today that John Wolpert, ...
Zcash: The Most Interesting Bitcoin Alternative
Author Mary Ann Callahan of the CEX.io cryptocurrency exchange explains why Zcash can be called "the most interesting Bitcoin alternative." When the king of secrecy singles out an altcoin, you have to know that it will be good. Say hello to Zcash ...
Zcash: The Most Interesting Bitcoin Alternative
Author Mary Ann Callahan of the CEX.io cryptocurrency exchange explains why Zcash can be called "the most interesting Bitcoin alternative." When the king of secrecy singles out an altcoin, you have to know that it will be good. Say hello to Zcash ...
Bitcoin Boiler Room Wants YOU
As the ad explains, Bitcoin Boiler Room (actual name) sells a crypto trading service that generates “better than 1% a day on accounts” for investors. All that's needed now is boiler room operators to man the phones and inform John Q. Public about this ...
UTRUST Blockchain Payments Platform Announces ICO for November 2
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryptocurrency payments platform UTRUST has announced the launch of its ICO on November 2 2017 (2pm UTC), after making firm progress in gaining regulatory compliance in Switzerland, one of Western ...
The Pirate Bay Is Cryptojacking Its Visitors' Computers to Mine for Monero
As more websites start adopting cryptocurrency mining through visitors instead of running ads, there are several that are offering users no way to opt out of their systems being used for the process. The Pirate Bay, the popular torrent site, has ...
Can a blockchain tech revolutionize corporate deposits?
One of the most significant blockchain technology experiments being undertaken around the world is a little-discussed initiative that helps banks deal with deposits from large corporate clients. The need for it harks back to the financial crisis, said ...
Gibraltar Publishes Draft Regulations for Blockchain Startups
Gibraltar's Financial Services Commission has published a draft of its upcoming regulatory framework for firms offering blockchain services. Planned to come into effect from January 2018, the new rules will cover any commercial use of distributed ...
5 Trends In Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Put simply, a cryptocurrency is an anonymous financial system that enables people to transfer money without any security compromises. Today, instead of using credit cards, cash, and traditional bank accounts to purchase products and services, you can ...
Links to the future: How blockchain will impact and disrupt industries
To put things in perspective, blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, led by bitcoin, constitute more than $100 billion in market capitalization. And, the applications of blockchain technology extend much further than cryptocurrencies. In this guide, we ...
The US State Department is Embracing Blockchain to “Advance Diplomacy”
The U.S. State Department wants to use blockchain technology for various aspects of its operations. At the Blockchain@State Forum, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan suggested it be used to "advance diplomacy and development objectives." ...
Bitcoin Is Now Bigger Than Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley
Released after the financial crisis to potentially supplant the banking powers that be, bitcoin has finally beaten Wall Street — at least in one respect. Thanks to a surge in optimism surrounding the cryptocurrency, the price of bitcoin shot as high ...
Cryptocurrency Market to Grow at 32.31% CAGR to 2023
The cryptocurrency market size is expected to reach $2,902.0 million by 2023 from $541.0 million in 2017 at a CAGR of 32.31% between (2017-2023) propelled by the benefits of compliance-free peer-to-peer transaction, cross-border remittance transfer, ...
indaHash ICO – 130 People Team, 7 Offices and Thriving Influencers Product
(NEW YORK, NY) October 12, 2017 – indaHash.com, the global technology platform that connects more than 300,000 digital influencers with a combined reach of 1 billion followers to brands around the world, today announced the launch of their ICO (initial ...
Bitcoin's rise in African markets is driven by an old Russian ponzi scheme
Bitcoin may not be an unalloyed good for the developing world. Cryptocurrency experts have touted the potential for their tech to transform the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable populations: refugees, the unbanked, those living on less than ...
A $24 million mansion is going on sale in London — but you can only pay in bitcoin
An £18 million ($23.9 million) mansion is going on sale this month that can only be purchased in bitcoin. The property, located near Portobello Road in the upmarket Notting Hill district of London, will only accept the digital currency as payment. The ...
One reason why bitcoin may be surging: You can now buy it instantly on one major US exchange
Coinbase announces it is rolling out instant purchases of bitcoin and two other digital currencies from U.S. bank accounts. The new feature will allow certain customers to buy as much as $25,000 worth of bitcoin instantly, rather than wait several days ...
Lithuania's Central Bank Issues ICO Guidelines, Reminds Banks of Cryptocurrency Ban
Lithuania's central bank joins a growing global list of financial institutions to issue guidance for ICO (initial coin offering) fundraisings in the country. The Bank of Lithuania has revealed its official position on cryptocurrencies in the financial ...
UK and Blockchain: 90% of Execs Say Their Businesses 'Lack Skills' to Implement it
Only 10 percent of UK businesses planning to use Blockchain think they have the “skills” to implement the technology. The results of a survey undertaken by MBN Solutions show that while appetites for Blockchain are all-pervasive, few executives have ...
Blockchain Ballot Boxes And Democratizing Distributed Ledger Technology
Blockchain technology is blooming slowly but surely with different industries experimenting with distributed ledger technology. Horizon State aims to use blockchain technology to provide unprecedented trust with their decision-making platform in the ...
World stocks hits fresh highs, as bitcoin keeps climbing – business live
World stocks hits fresh highs, as bitcoin keeps climbing – business live. All the day's economic and financial news, as new Chinese trade figures beat expectations. Bitcoin hit $5,800 · Chinese imports surge by 18.7%, suggesting strong demand; US ...
Bitcoin Price Booming but Global Demand Takes Hit From Regulations
Digital currencies, especially Bitcoin as it reaches a new all time high, are stronger than ever - this in the face of governmental regulation and hardline crackdowns. However, although Bitcoin's price seems unaffected by the control that Russia and ...
Bitcoin's Price Keeps Rising, But Is $6000 in Reach?
Bitcoin hit a new record high of $5,856 on CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index this morning, but the question everyone will be asking is, can the rally continue? At press time, bitcoin is trading at $5,610 levels, as per CoinMarketCap data. Bitcoin's week ...
Advertisers will soon be able to pay social media influencers in new cryptocurrency
A new cryptocurrency is set to be launched by influencer platform indaHash, allowing brands to pay social media stars in virtual tokens rather than cash. The platform announced the arrival of the indaHash Coin this week, with the pre-ICO (initial coin ...
Bitcoin is going bananas
Bitcoin soared past $5,400, $5,500, $5,600, $5,700, and $5,800 for the first time on Friday morning before putting in a record high of $5866 a coin, Bloomberg data showed. The cryptocurrency has since pared its gains, but still trades up 3.92% at $5 ...
No Token Response: UNICEF Is Open to Doing Its Own ICO ...
No Token Response: UNICEF Is Open to Doing Its Own ICO ...
Bitcoin keeps hitting record highs, and Jamie Dimon doesn't want to talk about it
Jamie Dimon just can't win with bitcoin. After a series of critical comments about the ever-appreciating cryptocurrency, yesterday JPMorgan's chief executive pledged to stop talking about it. Bitcoin promptly set a new record price of $5,821 in ...
Korea's Largest Bitcoin Community Urges SegWit2x Supporters to Rescind Support
The Seoul Bitcoin Meetup has penned an open letter to New York Agreement (NYA) signatories, urging them to rescind support for the controversial SegWit2x hard fork that is scheduled for mid-November. The Seoul Bitcoin Meetup has nearly 1,700 members ...
The Higher Bitcoin Gets, the Faster Bitcoin Goes: Chart
Bitcoin's rally has picked up speed throughout this year, with the world's largest cryptocurrency breaching new levels at an ever greater pace as it increases sixfold. Bitcoin first crested at $1,000 in 2013 and didn't even breach $2,000 until this May ...
Trade Recommendation: Zcash
The trading idea is based on a double bullish divergence. The price diverges with MACD and RSI and it gives us a trend reversal signal. MACD supports upward movement. DMI allows us to open long trades. Pending orders for buy can be placed above the ...
Bitcoin's market value is now larger than Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley
Its market capitalization, which is the total value of all the bitcoin in circulation, reached $96.7 billion, according to Coinmarketcap.com. Of course, bitcoin is not a stock. But if it were, its market cap would surpass that of some big companies ...
Over 500 Million PCs Are Secretly Mining Cryptocurrency, Researchers Reveal
bitcoin mining 500 million computers A view of Bitcoin token and a miner miniature figures. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment system invented by an unknown programmer, or a group of programmers, under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Manuel ...
RBI working on cryptocurrency policy
Kolkata: Reserve Bank of India appears to be preparing a policy on cryptocurrency, a virtual money used as medium of exchange in many countries including India but is not legalised here. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin use cryptography to secure ...
Episode 96: Blockchain blasts off; cities embrace AVs
This year, Paul Hawken helped produce "Drawdown," a bestselling book presenting the most effective ideas to reverse climate change. California's Marin County board recently voted to take actionable steps outlined in the book to trade its negative ...
History Repeated? Confidence High Ethereum Will Avoid Blockchain Split
Just days away from making one of its biggest-ever upgrades, confidence is high among ethereum supporters that the world's second-largest blockchain will avoid past mistakes and successfully navigate a coming change to its codebase, projected for ...
Blockchain Matching Platforms: An Innovative Way to Connect with Peers
Perhaps the only thing hotter than blockchain ICOs right now are online dating and networking apps. That's right, Tinder, Bumble, et. al. are still millennials' go to choice for hooking up and / or finding true love. Popular websites like LinkedIn ...
Bitcoin hits new record high over $5800 after 480% rise in 2017
Upcoming splits in its software, reports that Goldman Sachs is considering offering bitcoin trading, rumours that China could ease restrictions, and even a political crisis in Spain's Catalonia region were all cited by market-watchers as reasons for ...
Bitcoin price soars to record high as Harry Redknapp joins digital coin craze
The price of bitcoin surged to a record high today with one unit of the volatile cryptocurrency worth more than $5,800 (£4,350). The record comes as football manager Harry Redknapp gave his backing to an otherwise unknown British digital currency. The ...
Russians have invented a high-tech heater that also mines Ethereum
Living in a terribly cold place with a failing economy can certainly inspire some highly unusual creations. Russian cryptocurrency startup Comino has come up with a high-tech solution that aims to tackle both crippling recession and cold weather: An ...