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  • Don't Ban Bitcoin - Russian Banker
    on 2017-11-23 at 18:45

    Bitcoin and various altcoins have endured turbulent times in Russia as the government continually changes its stance on cryptocurrencies. Last month, Russia announced that it would be issuing its very own cryptocurrency which would be regulated by its very own authorities. 'Cryptoruble' cannot be ... […]

  • Bitcoin Price Steady as Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum Climb
    on 2017-11-23 at 17:48

    It is turning out to be a happy Thanksgiving for owners of Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum. The cryptocurrency, which was created after an August hard fork in bitcoin's blockchain, jumped by approximately 26% to trade at a high of $1623.80 at 08:14 UTC. In the meanwhile, bitcoin's price mostly held steady. […]

  • China's Liquid Injection Could be Bitcoin's Delight
    on 2017-11-23 at 17:37

    The extra liquidity came about thanks to repurchase deals. This sees the Central Bank buying securities from commercial banks as they agree to sell them again in the future. This capital is now floating around, quite liquid, in the economy, and there is no doubting it will join the Bitcoin revenue stream. […]

  • Max Keiser: Bitcoin to Reach $100000, Calls Bitcoin Cash a Fraud
    on 2017-11-23 at 16:18

    Max Keiser has said that bitcoin will increase to $100,000 from its current $8,000 value and believes that bitcoin cash is plagiarising it. Host of Russia Today's 'Keiser Report,' Keiser recently spoke to RT with the advice of sticking with the cryptocurrency as it will continue to dominate the market, pushing ... […]

  • Bitcoin Is at an All-Time High. Should You Invest in It Now?
    on 2017-11-23 at 15:56

    On this episode of Orbital, Bitcoin enthusiasts Kawaljit Singh Bedi and Aqiul Colombowala join host Pranay Parab to talk about the world's most popular cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has delivered 500 percent returns in 2017 and we answer all your questions about it. We start by talking about how currencies ... […]

  • Bitcoin.org plans to support Bitcoin Knots
    on 2017-11-23 at 15:44

    For many years, bitcoin.org has hosted and prominently encouraged users to adopt Bitcoin Core, the leading Bitcoin full node software today. In the near future, we plan to promote Bitcoin Knots as an alternative to Bitcoin Core. Bitcoin Knots is a compatible derivative of Bitcoin Core with many added ... […]

  • Bitcoin Cash Passes $1500 Again As Lead Dev Pronounces Bitcoin Dead
    on 2017-11-23 at 15:33

    “Bitcoin is dead. It was split in two. There is Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin Core/Legacy. Deal with it,” he wrote in response to a warning about BCH from online commentator Alphonse Pace. The Core community was quick to respond, Charlie Shrem noting that Nix publicly describes himself as a “pro shitlord.”. […]

Coin Journal

  • Roger Ver: ‘I Hold the Majority of My Cryptocoin Wealth in Bitcoin Cash’
    by Kyle Torpey on 2017-11-22 at 22:09

    On a recent episode of The Crypto Show, longtime Bitcoin angel investor and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver, who has been referred to as “Bitcoin Jesus” due to his early adoption and advocacy of the technology, shared his thoughts on Bitcoin Cash, which is a cryptocurrency that forked off from the Bitcoin network in August of […] This post Roger Ver: ‘I Hold the Majority of My […]

  • Pilot Program KuvaCash Seeks to Bring Dash to Zimbabwe
    by Diana Ngo on 2017-11-22 at 12:34

    A 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 17:44

    US-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 07:22

    Orchid 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 23:19

    With 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 […]

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  • Sessions’s War on Pot Called a Waste of Time
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-23 at 19:33

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s apparent plans to prosecute medical marijuana distributors in states that have legalized it are a waste of time, according to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who said the U.S. had bigger priorities to focus on. “With respect to everything else going on in the U.S., this is pretty low priority,” Gonzales, [...] Visit Sessions’s War […]

  • Vote on Sweeping Tax Bill Expected in US Senate
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-23 at 18:31

    With control of the U.S. Congress up for grabs next year, the Senate is days away from an expected vote on a major tax bill that Republicans say will make American corporations more competitive globally but that Democrats say will force the United States to borrow even more from China and other foreign creditors. “For [...] Visit Vote on Sweeping Tax Bill Expected in US Senate on . […]

  • Uber-like hacks ‘happen all the time,’ Israeli cyber expert says
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-23 at 17:30

    By Shoshanna Solomon Cyber-attacks, like a newly revealed hack against ride-hailing firm Uber, happen on a daily basis but are often kept under wraps, an Israeli cyber-security expert said in an interview with The Times of Israel. “Developers make mistakes on the cloud infrastructure, and hackers take advantage of that,” said Kobi Ben-Naim, the head [...] Visit Uber-like hacks […]

  • What Abolishing Net Neutrality Means For Americans
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-23 at 16:28

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) aims next month to repeal net neutrality rules that were introduced by the Obama administration. The existing rules disallow broadband providers from discriminating against content providers (as long as they are lawful players and the content itself is lawful). However, if the FCC has its way, that won’t be the [...] Visit What Abolishing Net […]

  • US, Mexico, Canada talk NAFTA changes
    by Mark Norton on 2017-11-23 at 15:27

    Delegates from the United States, Mexico and Canada on Tuesday wrapped up a fifth round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement — but pushed off some of the thornier issues to later meetings. Their efforts, this time held in Mexico City, are aimed at reforming their NAFTA pact enough to head [...] Visit US, Mexico, Canada talk NAFTA changes on . […]


  • Blockstarter set to Create a better Infrastructure for ICO’
    by Guest Author on 2017-11-23 at 14:42

    Many startup companies are now embracing the idea of blockchain technology. They are now holding ICOs to be able to enhance their blockchain platform. Holding an ICO is not an easy task and requires a lot of time and money. Most of all the ICOs nowadays are using the Ethereum as their technology therefore offering … Continue reading Blockstarter set to Create a better Infrastructure for […]

  • Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What We’re Looking At Tonight
    by Samuel Rae on 2017-11-23 at 13:54

    So that’s another day complete in our bitcoin price trading efforts and we are now about to enter what will likely be a period of low volume. Why? Because the Thanksgiving festivities are well underway in the US and there’s going to be very little in the way of major participation over the next couple … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What We’re Looking […]

  • Innovative cloud mining with the HashHive project and its ongoing ICO
    by News BTC on 2017-11-23 at 12:35

    Cloud mining is the process of extracting of cryptocurrency, using a remote data center. Using services that provide cloud mining will allow you to receive income without significant investment, in contrast to traditional mining, since the cryptocurrency is extracted on the company equipment that is installed remotely. However, how to choose such a service among … Continue reading […]

  • Why generous ICO bonuses may indicate scam
    by Robert smith on 2017-11-23 at 12:31

    The future of finance is crowdfunding. This means that investments are no longer available to just a few. Furthermore, startups don’t have to depend on or commit to all the required conditions of one venture capital investment. This has resulted in multiple platforms like Kickstarter to help entrepreneurs turn their projects into reality. But in … Continue reading Why generous ICO […]

  • The Birth Of New Bitcoin Fork-Bitcoin-Diamond (BCD) Launched with Extensive Research and Development
    by News BTC on 2017-11-23 at 12:21

    After nine years of rapid development of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Diamond, a new cryptocurrency, was recently launched and the innovators dubbed it as the ‘fruit of their long research’ and development. Singapore, 23th November : Bitcoin Diamond, a new cryptocurrency was recently launched by Team EVEY& Team 007, two teams of bitcoin miners who were not happy with … […]

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  • The Crypto Show: Juan Galt Defending Bitcoin Vs Bitcoin Cash
    on 2017-11-23 at 06:09

    On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," we talk to Juan Galt, who gives us a counterpoint to Roger Ver's defense and promotion of Bitcoin Cash by defending Bitcoin Core. We discuss the various issues related to that debate, as well as Dash and other cryptos, Komodo, and Anarchapulco. He gives some very good analysis in support of his contrary position to Roger's, making it even harder to […]

  • #210 Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold
    on 2017-11-21 at 19:38

    Chaincode 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 01:28

    Today 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 07:31

    On 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 14:05

    On 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 […]


The Distributed Ledger

  • How Blockchain Technology can Improve Reporting
    on 2017-11-21 at 20:32

    Although 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 18:33

    Advertisers 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 22:07

    Since 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 20:07

    On 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 19:04

    In 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 […]

Bitcoin Magazine

  • Video Streamers Have More Options with These New Blockchain Startups
    by Giulio Prisco on 2017-11-22 at 18:02

    Innovative technology companies are leveraging blockchain technology to build next-generation business models and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) for video streaming, a multibillion-dollar industry that continues to grow. According to data revealed by Theta Labs, one of the companies covered below, the video content and streaming market accounts for 67 percent of current internet traffic and […]

  • Bitcoin Exchange Globitex Granted European Electronic Money License
    by Giulio Prisco on 2017-11-22 at 15:41

    Globitex, a new bitcoin exchange co-founded by former Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis, is announcing that its parent Globitex Holding (Latvia) group company NexPay UAB has been granted an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license by the Bank of Lithuania, a regulatory authority in the European Union, to carry out payment services and e-money issuance in the EU.The acquisition […]

  • This Bitcoin Developer Is About to Take on the Mining Hardware Industry
    by Aaron van Wirdum on 2017-11-22 at 15:40

    BtcDrak, the most active pseudonymous Bitcoin Core contributor to date, is making a move into the mining hardware industry. The developer, who besides having contributed to the Bitcoin Core repository also maintains bitcoincore.org and the Bitcoin Core Community Slack, told Bitcoin Magazine he helped set up ASIC chip manufacturing company Halong Mining over the past year, and produced […]

  • Goodbye Bugs? How Formal Verification Could Fortify Smart Contracts
    by Amy Castor on 2017-11-22 at 15:27

    As a way to eliminate bugs in high-risk code, a style of software programming known as formal verification is making its way into the blockchain world.Put simply, formal verification uses math to specify and analyze a program for errors in logic. However, because of the time and cost involved, formal verification is best reserved for situations where human life or large sums of money are at […]

  • Zen Protocol’s Mission for Decentralized Finance
    by BTC STUDIOS on 2017-11-21 at 19:46

    In Eastern traditions, Zen is often defined as a total state of focus, a merging together of body and mind. It involves dropping illusions and seeing things as they are in the present moment.Based in Tel Aviv, Zen Protocol recognizes that starting in the “here and now” is vital to innovation and progress. Its mission? To create a platform that allows anyone in the world find and use […]

Fintech Schweiz – Bitcoin & Blockchain

  • Swissquote Launches First Actively Managed Bitcoin Certificate Traded on SIX Swiss Exchange
    by Company Announcement on 2017-11-23 at 10:08

    Swissquote, launched the first actively managed Bitcoin certificate. It allows mainstream investors to participate in the cryptocurrency’s boom through a traditional financial vehicle publicly traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The post Swissquote Launches First Actively Managed Bitcoin Certificate Traded on SIX Swiss Exchange appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News - […]

  • Bitcoin – the Mother of All Pyramids?
    by Prof. Patrick Schueffel on 2017-11-20 at 04:09

    Some 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 07:32

    Award 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. […]

  • Lykke To Support ERC20 Tokens In Latest Lykke Wallet Release
    by Company Announcement on 2017-11-12 at 09:09

    Lykke, a Swiss FinTech company building a global marketplace on the blockchain, announced that the update to the Lykke Wallet mobile application supports ERC20 tokens. ERC20 is a standard for The post Lykke To Support ERC20 Tokens In Latest Lykke Wallet Release appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News - FintechNewsCH. […]

The Merkel

  • Bitcoin, Ethereum and Blockchain Super Conference – Thanksgiving Bonus Boxes for the Next 100 Ticket Sales
    by Mark on 2017-11-23 at 19:30

    DALLAS, TX – The next 100 people who register for the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference will get not only a $170 discount on their tickets but also a complimentary “Thanksgiving Bonus Box”. Inside each box is: a Super Conference t-shirt; a physical bitcoin, a printed copy of Satoshi Nakamoto’s original white paper; a signed copy of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and […]

  • JPMorgan Contemplates Providing Bitcoin Futures Trading
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-11-23 at 19:00

    The plot continues to thicken when it comes to JPMorgan Chase and Bitcoin. After its CEO denounced Bitcoin as a fraud, customers started buying Bitcoin in large quantities. It now appears the financial institution will actually offer Bitcoin futures trading in the very near future. That in itself is intriguing, although nothing has been set in stone just yet. It will be interesting to […]

  • Sacramento Regional Transit Hackers Demand $8K Bitcoin Ransom
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-11-23 at 18:00

    It has been a while since we last heard anything about hackers demanding a Bitcoin ransom. In Sacramento, hackers have successfully attacked the public transit system and are now demanding a US$8,000 ransom to be paid in Bitcoin. Whether or not SacRT will honor their demand remains highly unlikely at this point. It is never in anyone’s best interest to meet hackers’ demands, […]

  • What’s Keeping Blockchain Technology From Mass Adoption?
    by Daniel Dob on 2017-11-23 at 16:00

    Blockchain technology has been around for a while now, and numerous companies have started exploring potential uses. At the same time, many startups have begun releasing blockchain-based services meant to simplify numerous aspects of our lives. Regardless, we’re still far from mass adoption of blockchain technology. Why is this so? It is believed that there are several factors […]


  • USERVICE – a New Economic Model for the Auto Industry Using Blockchain Technology
    by Bitcoinist.net on 2017-11-23 at 17:00

    Moscow, Russia: USERVICE blockchain platform is a new global decentralized transparent system that is built on the platform of one of the leading auto service aggregator, UREMONT.com, which has assembled more than 10,000 auto repair centers across Eastern Europe on its platform. [Note: This is a press release.] The goal of this new project USERVICE is to join on one platform all processes related […]

  • Jincor Launches Contributor Account
    by Bitcoinist.net on 2017-11-23 at 16:30

    With more and more companies and even countries embracing cryptocurrencies it’s just a matter of time when they become a new standard for any financial relations. This process is now unstoppable, but it is also laying the ground for even more game-changing thing — smart contracts, a program code that automatically performs some actions when predefined conditions occur. [Note: This is […]

  • Spare PC? Chinese Search Engine Giant Baidu To Rent User PCs To Bitcoin Mine
    by Matthew Tompkins on 2017-11-23 at 16:00

    Baidu to launch a service offering PC owners the ability to rent out their spare computing power to others, bringing Bitcoin mining as a potential use. The Chinese internet search engine giant Baidu has announced that they will be launching the PC renting service, named Baidu Jinkuang, to allow other users to take advantage of unused PC resources such as RAM, Harddisk space, GPU’s, […]

  • Bitcoin Gold Releases Statement on MyBTGWallet Scam
    by Jeff Francis on 2017-11-23 at 14:00

    The developers of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) have released an official statement on the MyBTGWallet scam that resulted in millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency being stolen. While the realm of cryptocurrency is exciting, it can still be a wild and dangerous place where scammers seek any opportunity to rip people off. A major firestorm currently raging is the MyBTGWallet scam that resulted in […]

  • It’s Official: As Bitcoin Goes Higher, Bubble Fears Drop
    by Wilma Woo on 2017-11-23 at 13:00

    A succession of polls has revealed contradictions in investors’ understanding of Bitcoin’s price being a bubble. $2k Bitcoin More Bubblishous Than $8k Bitcoin Results of three installments of a Twitter survey by funds manager Charlie Bilello show that the higher Bitcoin’s price goes, the fewer respondents think a bubble is occurring. “[The] higher the price of Bitcoin, […]


  • 400+ Hotels in AsianCities Accepts Blockchain-based Cryptocurrency MSD
    by Qadir AK on 2017-11-23 at 12:59

    Kuala Lumpur, MY, 20 November – An Asian travel company AsianCities announced its entry into the cryptocurrency space, enabling travelers to book over 400 luxury and boutique hotels, resorts and serviced residences in Asia. Cryptocurrencies have been gaining popularity in the late, with billions of dollars in market cap spread across popular coins such as … Read Article Read More […]

  • Singapore’s Central Bank Proposed Payment Services Bill
    by Sara Noah on 2017-11-23 at 10:17

    Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, introduced the second consultation on its offered payment regulatory framework, known as the Payment Services Bill (the “Bill”). The payment Services Bill will streamline the regulation of all payment services underneath a single legislation. Particularly, the introduced bill is also dragging virtual currency […]

  • Gatecoin Hongkong crypto exchanges resume banking transactions
    by Elena R on 2017-11-23 at 05:37

    In September, Gatecoin crypto exchange has suffered a banking blackout. So recently, Hong Kong crypto exchange confirms its plans with new partners to resume HKD and USD banking transactions. Thus, for 2 months due to “abrupt” back accounts, Gatecoin suspended HKD and USD transfers were held up in Hong Kong. Thomas Gluksmann, Gatecoin marketing chief … Read Article Read More […]

  • Russia is all set to build crypto mining city in Siberia
    by David on 2017-11-22 at 10:03

    Russia may soon build a city in Siberia with mining resources to help people earn income via mining. The Bitcoin City will be in Siberia or the Far East and not far from a large hydroelectric power station in the area. The business hub could, in future, become a tourist attraction. And attract oversees investors, … Read Article Read More The post Russia is all set to build crypto mining […]

  • JPMorgan could allow clients to trade CME’s bitcoin futures
    by David on 2017-11-22 at 09:56

    JPMorgan Chase is considering whether to allow its clients to trade CME’s new bitcoin futures product through its futures-brokerage unit, said a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday November 21. The source said JPMorgan was investigating whether there is demand among its customers for the proposed CME bitcoin contract. The controversy and the interest It … Read Article Read More […]


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