Bitcoin and Blockchain Roundup for November 22, 2017

Bitcoin and Blockchain News Roundup For The Day

News on Bitcoin and Blockchain found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


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Coin Journal

  • Pilot Program KuvaCash Seeks to Bring Dash to Zimbabwe
    by Diana Ngo on 2017-11-22 at 12:34A pilot program funded by the Dash treasury system called KuvaCash seeks to bring the cryptocurrency to Zimbabwe in response to the growing demand for cryptocurrencies and alternative means to store value and make payments. Set to commence in Q2 of 2018, KuvaCash will introduce the first peer-to-peer localized cryptocurrency payment service to allow residents […] This post Pilot Program […]

  • Theta Labs Unveils P2P Video Delivery Network Powered by Blockchain
    by Diana Ngo on 2017-11-21 at 17:44US-based startup Theta Labs is building a peer-to-peer video delivery network which uses a native blockchain and its own cryptocurrency to reward users who cache and relay video streams to others. By offering a decentralized alternative with an incentive mechanism, Theta Labs says it aims to address the current issues in the video content and […] This post Theta Labs Unveils P2P Video […]

  • Orchid Labs Unveils Open Source Protocol to Fight Internet Surveillance and Censorship
    by Diana Ngo on 2017-11-21 at 07:22Orchid Labs, a company headquartered in San Francisco, has launched the private alpha version of its blockchain-based Orchid network, which is said to allow users to access the Internet free of censorship, restrictions and surveillance. The Orchid Protocol uses an overlay network built upon the existing Internet, which incentivizes people with unused bandwidth to share […] This post Orchid […]

  • China’s Bitcoin Miners are Considering Relocating to Russia, the US, and Thailand
    by Joseph Young on 2017-11-20 at 23:19With rumors surrounding the possibility of a nationwide ban on bitcoin mining, Chinese bitcoin miners and mining pool operators have started to consider relocating to other regions with cheap electricity. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Chinese miner Cui stated: “Many of us have already paid visit to Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Russia […] This post China’s […]

  • Path Towards Better Privacy in Bitcoin Becomes Clearer, But Will Still Take Time
    by Kyle Torpey on 2017-11-18 at 12:52While bitcoin is often referred to as an anonymous online currency that is used by criminals on the dark web, the reality is that the P2P digital cash system does not offer much privacy to its users at all. Many blockchain analytics companies have popped up over the years, and these observers are able to […] This post Path Towards Better Privacy in Bitcoin Becomes Clearer, But Will Still […]

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Bitcoin Warrior

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Scripts Stolen by Iranian Hacker
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-22 at 04:58An Iranian hacker gained access to HBO’s servers and stole unaired episodes of popular shows along with Game of Thrones scripts , and then sent the network mocking images from the blockbuster show along with a demand for a $6 million Bitcoin ransom, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Behzad Mesri, a hacker who has worked on […] Visit ‘Game of Thrones’ Scripts Stolen by […]

  • Hackers Steal $31 Million In Bitcoin And Tether Tokens
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-22 at 03:58The burgeoning cryptocurrency industry is plagued by thefts and scams. Last weekend a blockchain project called Confido disappeared, social media accounts deleted and websites wiped clean, after reportedly raising $374,000 through an initial coin offering. Then on Monday the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency startup Tether, which offers both an online exchange platform and a dollar-pegged […]

  • Evaluation | Hackers Have Numerous Methods to Smash a Bitcoin Dealer’s Day: Gadfly
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-22 at 02:58Saying Bitcoin is un-hackable is of small consolation to those that’ve misplaced cash by cracks in its ecosystem of exchanges, intermediaries and money-raising schemes. The most recent theft in cryptoland is a reminder that the promise of safety and liquidity is simply that – a promise. This isn’t a systemic shock within the league of […] Visit Evaluation | Hackers Have […]

  • First Bitcoin Wallet For The Blind Coming Soon
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-22 at 01:57It’s hard enough for average bitcoin newbies to educate themselves as they learn the mechanics of financial sovereignty. For users with disabilities, it can be almost impossible. That’s why the Bitcoin Whitepaper in Braille project is working with the American Printing House for the Blind to translate the original bitcoin whitepaper for people to read […] Visit First Bitcoin Wallet […]

  • It’s Unstoppable! The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-22 at 00:57We Have The Gold It’s Unstoppable! The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon “You can’t stop things like Bitcoin. It will be everywhere and the world will have to adjust. World governments will have to adjust” says John McAfee, Founder: McAfee Inc. Social media hotspots Online meet ups – forums on the internet – are the places where people […] Visit It’s […]

NEWS BTC

  • Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Holding Key Support
    by Aayush Jindal on 2017-11-22 at 05:00Key Highlights ETH price failed to move above the $370 resistance against the US Dollar and started a downside move. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support at $355 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The price remains supported above $355 and the 100 hourly simple moving average … Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD […]

  • Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – Can BCH/USD Break 100 SMA?
    by Aayush Jindal on 2017-11-22 at 04:08Key Points Bitcoin cash price is in a correction mode and holding the $1100 support against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1200 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The price has to move above $1200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average … Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – Can BCH/USD Break […]

  • Black Friday 50% OFF spreads at SimpleFX
    by News BTC on 2017-11-22 at 00:39As Black Friday frenzy is coming up, you’ll be happy to know that SimpleFX has prepared something special for the occasion. This year it’s not only about cheaper clothes and electronic equipment – you will have the opportunity to trade at a 50% discount on the spread value, no matter if you choose forex, indices, … Continue reading Black Friday 50% OFF spreads at […]

  • AdEx partners with INK to bring blockchain into the advertising space
    by Guest Author on 2017-11-21 at 20:26The Ad space is about to get a major boost. AdEx is championing this cause by leveraging the blockchain technology and smart contracts. As one of the most innovative and largest decentralized ad platform, AdEx will bring transparency in the interactions between ad agencies and the entire ad industry. In collaboration with some names in … Continue reading AdEx partners with INK to bring […]

  • Bitcoin Price Watch; Buying The Dip
    by Samuel Rae on 2017-11-21 at 17:40We are now approaching the end of the European session in our bitcoin price trading efforts and it’s time to take a look at how action during the day today has played out as compares to the framework we put in place this morning and, in turn, to try and alter said framework in an … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Buying The Dip The post Bitcoin Price Watch; Buying The Dip […]

Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network

  • #210 Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold
    on 2017-11-21 at 19:38Chaincode Labs Founder Alex Morcos joined us to discuss his journey, the role of the company in Bitcoin’s development and the views that drive his work.Topics discussed in this episode:Alex’s background in high frequency trading as a founder of Hudson River TradingHow Alex first learned about BitcoinThe vision of Chaincode LabsWhy Bitcoin represents our only chance of creating digital goldWhy […]

  • The Third Web #2 – Quantifying Gaze
    on 2017-11-21 at 01:28Today we are taking a quick look at a range of problems and their solutions through the lens of a little known project known as Gazecoin. Under the gaze coin banner are a range of projects, among them, a virtual world with purchasable real estate which serves as a content delivery channel.I first encountered Gazecoin when founder Jonny peters invited me to check out the project?’?s pilot […]

  • The Crypto Show: Roger Ver On The Rise Of Bitcoin Cash
    on 2017-11-20 at 07:31On tonight’s episode of “The Crypto Show,” we talk with Roger Ver for the first half of the show. We discuss Bitcoin Cash, the prospects for the demise and success of Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash, respectively, and how quickly Bitcoin Cash may be a crypto game-changer. We ask Roger his opinion as to the failure of Segwit2x, as well as the possible motivations behind the failure of Bitcoin Core […]

  • The Crypto Show: Csilla Brimer Blockchain Drone Dancing & Dr Russell O’Connor Turing Complete Vs Incomplete
    on 2017-11-17 at 14:05On this episode of “The Crypto Show,” we interview Csilla Brimer of Drone Dance Show about her company’s performance drones for aerial shows. She explains the technology and the origin of the concept and is proud to announce that they have major orders booked for next year already. We also discuss their upcoming ICO. Our second interview is with Canadian Dr. Russell O’ Connor, who has a Ph.d. in […]

  • Technology & Choice #24, People and Projects at the Texas Bitcoin Conference (part 2)
    on 2017-11-16 at 14:00Some more interesting folks at the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference shared some more very interesting projects and activities. This episode we explore:Spectiv — Nick RavanbakhshGrid + — Karl KrederCryptoart — Troy FernoCryptopods — Eric HoffenbachDecred — Marco PeereboomOnce again, huge thanks to Paul and Linda Snow, and all who made the Texas Bitcoin Conference possible. MusicBumper music: […]

Bitcoin Magazine

  • Hacker Allegedly Siphons $31 Million Out of Tether, Driving Further Speculations About the Cryptocurrency
    by Amy Castor on 2017-11-21 at 19:32Tether, a cryptocurrency pegged 1-to-1 to the U.S. dollar, was allegedly hacked today to the tune of $31 million.Tether functions to convert U.S. dollars to a type of cryptocurrency. The project’s token (USDT) is pegged to the dollar and is used in exchange trading. The idea behind Tether is that instead of having to sell your bitcoin or other token for a fiat currency, you can convert it […]

  • NAGA Flourishes at the Epicenter of Blockchain’s Digital Disruption
    by Peter Chawaga on 2017-11-21 at 16:37Blockchain technology’s disruptive force in business and commerce has been well documented. With strong momentum ensuing from its beginnings as the foundational technology supporting Bitcoin, distributed ledger technology shows great promise in terms of its potential impact on the future of our planet. One emerging enterprise at the nexus of these developments is The NAGA Group AG, a […]

  • Op Ed: “We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs
    by Dror Futter on 2017-11-20 at 22:25With well over $3 billion raised this year alone, in very little time initial coin offerings (ICOs) have emerged as a major source of venture finance. Even companies that have already raised conventional venture funding will be tempted to raise additional funds through ICOs. Although not fully intuitive, some have labeled token issuances by entities that previously obtained equity financing as […]

  • Rublix Is Reimagining Crypto Trading
    by BTC STUDIOS on 2017-11-20 at 15:47The soaring fortunes of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is attracting massive amounts of media attention worldwide. This has led to a steady stream of traders flocking to the space amid record prices and subsequent asset returns. In some circles, this exuberance has to raise concerns about a bubble akin to the great global recession of 2008. On a weekly basis, a seemingly endless stream of new […]

  • Now the SegWit2x Hard Fork Has Really Failed to Activate
    by Aaron van Wirdum on 2017-11-17 at 21:54In case there were any remaining doubts, it now seems clear that the SegWit2x hard fork will not happen.The SegWit2x project, a product of the New York Agreement signed onto by a long list of companies and miners in May, had scheduled a hard fork to double Bitcoin’s block weight limit today. And while the controversial effort was suspended by leaders of the project last week, this would not […]

CoinTelegraph

The Merkel

  • Can NEO Become China’s Go-To Platform for ICOs?
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-11-21 at 19:00A lot of people may have noticed that the NEO price went up quite a bit over the weekend. At the time, there were some reports circulating online involving the Chinese government. After some digging, we found out a few more details about what may be going on behind the scenes. It is unclear how all of this will play out, though, as no government sources have officially […]

  • xChainge Aims to Replace Crypto Exchanges with Blockchain-based P2P Transactions
    by Guest on 2017-11-21 at 18:30xChainge is a new platform with a simple user interface for anonymous and decentralized exchange of assets based on the Ethereum blockchain. xChainge offers an alternative to centralized crypto asset exchanges with no commission fees, no mediator companies, and no KYC/AML. All of the platform’s functionality is available in the xChainge Wallet application. The xChainge Wallet enables P2P […]

  • Waves Implements Version of Bitcoin-NG to Become the World’s Fastest Decentralized Blockchain
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-11-21 at 18:00If there is one thing the cryptocurrency sector has made obvious, it is how blockchain technology and scalability don’t always go hand-in-hand. More specifically, there is no public blockchain which is sufficiently fast or capable of processing thousands of transactions per second. The Waves team is certainly on track to change all that. Processing thousands of transactions per […]

  • Blockchain Based Building Platform BitRent Announces Token Sale
    by Guest on 2017-11-21 at 16:30Nowadays, construction processes are mostly monitored manually. Manual labor slows down the processes and increase the working costs. Recently, blockchain platform Bitrent came with a solution for this problem: the usage of modules and structures chipping to control construction processes in real time. The blockchain-based company offers users the opportunity to control their construction […]

Bitcoinist

Fintech Schweiz – Bitcoin & Blockchain

  • Bitcoin – the Mother of All Pyramids?
    by Prof. Patrick Schueffel on 2017-11-20 at 04:09Some people call Bitcoin a Ponzi scheme. I tend to disagree as I do not believe that the inventors of Bitcoin intended to operate a fraudulent investment operation. But Bitcoin The post Bitcoin – the Mother of All Pyramids? appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

  • Wenn Blockchains Die Filmindustrie Beflügeln
    by Company Announcement on 2017-11-13 at 07:32Award gekröntes eMovie Venture Filmprojekt feiert Weltpremiere in Hollywood. Drei Awards konnte der erste Ethereum-finanzierte Film bereits gewinnen, die letzten beiden sogar in Hollywood. Nun ist das Pilotprojekt der eMovie The post Wenn Blockchains Die Filmindustrie Beflügeln appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

  • Handelsregisteramt Zug Akzeptiert Kryptowährungen Bitcoin Und Ether Als Zahlungsmittel
    by Company Announcement on 2017-11-03 at 02:15Ab dem 2. November 2017 können Gebühren beim Handelsregisteramt Zug mit den Kryptowährungen Bitcoin und Ether bezahlt werden. Möglich wird dies durch eine Zusammenarbeit mit der Bitcoin Suisse AG. Die Bezahlung The post Handelsregisteramt Zug Akzeptiert Kryptowährungen Bitcoin Und Ether Als Zahlungsmittel appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – […]

CoinPedia

  • CME Group to launch bitcoin futures contract by end of this year
    by Sara Noah on 2017-11-21 at 11:28CME Group, the world’s largest derivatives marketplace, has officially announced Tuesday, that its Bitcoin Futures Contract will be starting on December 10. Still, the regulatory review of the contract is pending, but a recent update from CME Group said that, “Effective Sunday 10 December 2017 for trade date Monday 11 December 2017, and pending all … Read Article Read More […]

  • The rapid rise of bitcoin doesn’t mean spell end for banking
    by David on 2017-11-21 at 10:47First, the rise and greater acceptance of cryptocurrencies do not lean only on the idea of facilitating transactions without a middle party for trust. Indeed, that’s would be a very narrow view of what cryptocurrencies can accomplish today. There are several issues like security and privacy issues, there is the issue of lowering transaction cost … Read Article Read More The post […]

  • The constructive reasons why Bitcoin price has jumped $8000
    by Qadir AK on 2017-11-21 at 09:16Bitcoin price reached an all-time high past the $8,000 mark to $8,040 on Friday and $8,101.91 on Monday on Bitfinex cryptocurrency market. Since it comes as a buildup of events since the huge sell-off on Sunday, Nov 12. Therefore, the price fell to around $5,500. The said dip in price resulting from the calling off of a … Read Article Read More The post The constructive reasons […]

  • Bitcoin price predictions for 2018
    by David on 2017-11-21 at 06:01Bitcoin might have had its bad side in the year from the splits. The infighting of this led to the formation of Bitcoin Cash to blockage by China government to limitations on its network and to competition from other cryptocurrencies, but it has been adamant to maintain an upward trend in price, recording the highest … Read Article Read More The post Bitcoin price predictions for 2018 […]

  • A Pac-Man old-school arcade initiates using Bitcoin
    by Kerin on 2017-11-20 at 12:18An old-school arcade in the capital of New Zealand which is Blenheim completed with Pac-Man. Along with teddy bear claw machines and pinball initiating using Bitcoin. In Blenheim, the Arcadia is speculating and justifies by a twin row of arcade machines peeping and flashing vividly. Recently, it has commenced one crucial detail that you can … Read Article Read More The post A Pac-Man […]

  • Bitcoin Black Friday Deals for the Cryptocurrency
    by Qadir AK on 2017-11-20 at 10:38Bitcoin Black Friday! After the thanksgiving, Bitcoiners will start their shopping in earnest. It is competing for shopping dollars by offering exclusive discounts to cryptocurrency users. Recently, hardware manufacturers including Ledger, OpenDime, and Trezor have officially announced various exclusive deals they will offer on Bitcoin Black Friday. CEO at Ledger, Eric Larcheveque told Bitcoin […]

The Distributed Ledger

  • How Blockchain Technology can Improve Reporting
    on 2017-11-21 at 20:32Although blockchain technology is still closely associated with Bitcoin this past summer s surge in initial coin offering ICO investment showed the true potential of the blockchain for other forms of cryptocurrency and uses beyond Bitcoin Beyond Bitcoin At […]

  • How Blockchains Can Influence the Influencers
    on 2017-11-21 at 18:33Advertisers are turning toward influencer marketing more than ever before to reach online audiences with whom it is difficult to engage through conventional digital advertising Yet influencer marketing suffers from significant challenges and connecting advertisers […]

  • UPS Steers Into Blockchain Trucking Alliance
    on 2017-11-20 at 22:07Since the concept of blockchain technology was first released in 2009 as the technology fabric supporting Bitcoin numerous applications have been continually built on top of the infrastructure The blockchain s wide adoption as an alternative application for legacy […]

  • Mastercard Moves Toward Fast Blockchain Payments
    on 2017-11-20 at 20:07On October 20 2017 Mastercard announced that developers would be able to access its blockchain technology platform via its Mastercard blockchain API published on Mastercard Developers The new service was launched during the Money20 20 […]

  • IBM Partners with the CDC to Bring Blockchains to Public Health
    on 2017-11-16 at 19:04In Watson Health s panel discussion at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York IBM s Chief Science Officer Shahram Ebadollahi announced that IBM Watson Health has signed an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC to explor […]

Cryptinfo

  • Dash bate os $ 570 na atualização de blocos de 2MB e Zimbábue negocia
    by admin on 2017-11-22 at 14:41A altcoin Dash, com foco na privacidade, atingiu US $ 570 por moeda pela primeira vez como uma atualização do cliente e novos recursos mudam investimentos para o modo overdrive. O lançamento do Dash Core versão 12.2 em 8 de novembro entregou uma redução de 10 vezes nas taxas de transação e uma atualização para […] The […]

  • DASH Goes Wild: As Mining Accelerated, Price Heads for $600
    by admin on 2017-11-22 at 14:30DASH, or digital cash, has been aiming to be a spendable coin- but it may turn into a store of value as its price rapidly appreciates on interest from Korean buyers. After a few months moving slightly upward and back down again, DASH has accelerated the trend, growing by 20% in the past 24 hours […] The post DASH Goes Wild: As Mining Accelerated, Price Heads for $600 appeared first on […]

  • Who Needs a CSD? Nivaura to Issue First Regulated Ether Bond
    by admin on 2017-11-22 at 14:15Blockchain startup Nivaura will today initiate its first bond denominated exclusively in ether. Built under the regulatory oversight of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the first-of-its-kind instrument was issued by London-based luxury retail startup LuxDeco and created with the help of JP Morgan, Moody’s and others to help LuxDeco raise capital for short-term seasonal […]

  • Monero Tüm Zamanların Rekorunu Kırdı
    by admin on 2017-11-22 at 14:062 aylık sıkıntılı dönemin ardından gizlilik odaklı kripto para birimi olan Monero 155 dolar seviyesine gelerek tüm zamanların rekorunu kırdı. 18 Eylül‘den beri 80-100 dolar aralığında yer alan Monero, ilk olarak 8 Kasım‘da 100 doların üzerinde bir fiyata ulaşmıştı ve o […]

  • How to talk to your Mom and Dad about Bitcoin on Thanksgiving
    by admin on 2017-11-22 at 14:00“What is this Bitcoin thing?” says your mother as she passes you a hefty bowl of mashed sweet potatoes. Dad pauses, mid-nibble on a turkey leg to chime in, “Yeah, is that real money?” Oh God, they want to have The Talk. Don’t be surprised if you’re confronted with similar questions as you and millions […] The post How to talk to your Mom and Dad about […]

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