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PR: Aeron Blockchain Flight Safety Startup Announces Agreement to List Aeron ARN Token on HitBTC

PR: Aeron Blockchain Flight Safety Startup Announces Agreement to List Aeron ARN Token on HitBTC

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Aeron, the blockchain startup focused on flight safety, announces the agreement to list Aeron’s ARN token on HitBTC, one of the largest global bitcoin trading platforms. Deposits and...


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Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences

Wild Case of Religion, Bitcoin, Hacking, Ends in Prison Sentences

Criminal hacking is nothing new, but this case has it all: religion, bitcoin, and ransomware. It’s hard to turn away. Unfortunately real people and their lives were impacted, along with the early reputation of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency.

Also read: Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Operator Sentenced to Five and a Half Years in Prison

Praise the Lord, Pass the Code

It’s a criminal enterprise stretching across as many different borders as it does...


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Bitcoin Hard Forks Mean Tax Complications, IRS Offers Little Help

Bitcoin Hard Forks Mean Tax Complications, IRS Offers Little Help

With three hard forks in less than twelve months a real possibility, many bitcoiners are wondering about their implications. Often left out of the debate are tax consequences. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hasn’t offered much clarity since its announcements in 2014, and even those were of little help.

Also read: IRS May Consider Bitcoin Cash Fork Taxable Income This Year

Unwanted and Free? They’ll Tax it!

Seemingly having more to do with deductions in tax report...



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Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven of Japan’s leading bitcoin exchanges have announced their policies regarding the planned Bitcoin Gold hard fork of the Bitcoin network. The country’s largest exchange, Bitflyer, plans to distribute and trade the new cryptocurrency. Some exchanges will only distribute the coins, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Also read: Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans

Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork

The Bitcoin Gold hard fork of the Bitcoin b...


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Bitcoin Cash Community Preps Hard Fork Slated for November 13

Bitcoin Cash Community Preps Hard Fork Slated for November 13

Over the past few weeks, the discussion regarding fixing the Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm for the Bitcoin Cash network has been a very hot topic. Now according to sources, the protocol’s developers are in the midst of planning a hard fork slated for November 13, 2017.

Also Read: Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List

Several Proposals Developed, Coded, and Tested

According to Juan Garavaglia of the organization Bitprim.org, bitcoin cash (BCC) developers are currently...


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Goldman Sachs: “Bitcoin is Not the New Gold”

Goldman Sachs: “Bitcoin is Not the New Gold”

An increasing number of traditional financial institutions are speaking up about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Most recently, Goldman Sachs released a note to its clients warning them of Bitcoin’s risks. Specifically, the investment firm stated that Bitcoin is not “new Gold,” and that Gold, and other precious metals, are a far safer investment options.

Bitcoin is often compared to gold because, from a perspective of wealth management, the two assets share similar qualities....


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PR: Quicker, Safer, Cheaper: What Exactly Does Universa Blockchain Present?

PR: Quicker, Safer, Cheaper: What Exactly Does Universa Blockchain Present?

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Universa Blockchain introduces an innovative technology, the technical details of which need to be explained, like mostly when it comes to brilliant ideas. Sergey Chernov, the technica...



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Former Yunbi COO Shares His Outlook for Bitcoin Markets After China’s Crackdown

Former Yunbi COO Shares His Outlook for Bitcoin Markets After China’s Crackdown

Lao Mao, the former chief of operations for the Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Yunbi, has posted a statement outlining his outlook for bitcoin’s future both in China and globally moving forward from China’s crackdown.

Also Read: Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties

Lao Mao States That China’s Recent Regulatory Maelstrom Will “Only Leave a Small Mark” on the Cryptocurrency Markets

The former COO for Yunbi expressed hi...


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With Bitcoin’s Price Above $6000 USD, Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List

With Bitcoin’s Price Above $6000 USD, Satoshi Nakamoto Should Be on Forbes’ Rich List

Bitcoin’s recent spike above $6000 USD has elevated the estimated value of Satoshi Nakamoto’s holdings to more than $6 billion USD, qualifying the anonymous creator of bitcoin for Forbes’ list of richest individuals. At current bitcoin prices, Satoshi Nakamoto’s estimated 1,000,000 bitcoins would place bitcoin’s founder at number 237 on Forbes’ list.

Also Read: Ross Ulbricht’s 144,336 Bitcoins

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin Stash Is Worth Approximately $5.978 Billion USD

The v...


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Algorithmic Trading Platform Quantconnect Extends Reach to Cryptocurrencies

Algorithmic Trading Platform Quantconnect Extends Reach to Cryptocurrencies

The GDAX exchange, owned and operated by the firm Coinbase has just announced integration with the popular algorithmic trading platform Quantconnect. Now cryptocurrency traders can utilize Quantconnect’s trading algorithm interface to execute a swathe of exchange strategies.

Also read: An Introduction to Bitcoin Trading and Technical Charts

Identify, Backtest and Research New Quants With GDAX and Quantconnect

Algorithmic trading has been used within trading exchanges since the s...


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Daily Market Report for October 21 2017

Daily Market Report for October 21 2017 October 21 2017 KRAKEN DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGE $123M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP …


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Survey Respondents Say Bitcoin to Reach $10,000

Survey Respondents Say Bitcoin to Reach $10,000

What a difference just a few months make. Once viewed as a plaything for cryptoanarchists and cypherpunks now has become the talk of professional investment communities and media. As of this writing, bitcoin (BTC) has touched 6,000 USD in price. A recent survey suggests $10,000 per BTC is not out of the question. 

Also read: The Price of Bitcoin Touches New Highs Reaching the $6K Mark

$10,000 Not as Crazy as Once Thought

Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) ran an unscienti...


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Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week

Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week

Federally regulated exchange and clearinghouse, Ledgerx, is now live. Within its first week of a soft launch testing period, it has already traded over $1 million in bitcoin swaps and options.

Also read: CFTC Approves First Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange and Clearinghouse

Ledgerx is Live!

Bitcoin derivatives trading platform and clearinghouse, Ledgerx, announced on Friday that it has completed over $1 million bitcoin derivatives trades within one week of its soft launch....


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PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly

PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly

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TripAlly is a unique platform for travelers, with a principal aim of making your journey smooth and hassle-free. TripAlly addresses the major pain points of the travel industry: Intern...


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Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans

Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans

Two South Korean bitcoin exchanges, Coinone and Coinnest, have announced their policies regarding the upcoming hard forks of the Bitcoin network. The Segwit2x hard fork is planned for November and the Bitcoin Gold hard fork is scheduled for October 25.

Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Coinone’s Policies

South Korea’s second-largest bitcoin exchange Coinone announced its general policies regarding blockchain hard forks last week. While t...



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Decentralized Lending – How a Trader can use Decentralized Lending for Leverage

Decentralized Lending – How a Trader can use Decentralized Lending for Leverage

In the world of trading, there often comes a time when a trader encounters a difficult problem –running out of capital. This can be especially frustrating when the trader has taken a long-term positions, and encounters excellent opportunities before the long-term position can be liquidated.

While the illiquidity problem may be frustrating, a solution is readily available! ETHLend is a Peer-2-Peer (P2P) lending platform on the Ethereum blockchain where users can use crypto assets such a...


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Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (Part 4)

Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (Part 4)

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations.
Section 1: The Trusted Third Party Problem
Chapter 2: Monetary Theory
by Wendy McElroy

Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (part 4)

“Historically, money was one of the first things controlled by government, and the free-market ‘revolution’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries made very little dent in the monetary sphere. So it is high time that we turn funda...


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Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining

Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining

The world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has attributed its high performance for the third quarter of 2017 to surging demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware.

Also Read: Research Shows Half a Billion People Are Mining Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing It

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Saw an Increase in Revenue by 17.9% During the Third Quarter

TSMC has credited booming demand for cryptocur...


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Russia’s Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency

Russia’s Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency

As the work on Russia’s national cryptocurrency is underway, the city of Moscow is discussing issuing its own cryptocurrency, the Moscowcoin. This will be possible after the legal framework of cryptocurrencies is established for the whole federation, city officials explained.

Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble

Moscowcoin Discussion Vladimir Efimov.

The head of the Moscow department of economic policy and development, Vla...



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PR: Cointal, the First Multi-Cryptocurrency Peer-To-Peer Marketplace, Has Launched

PR: Cointal, the First Multi-Cryptocurrency Peer-To-Peer Marketplace, Has Launched

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The one website you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Cointal launched their platform some few hours ago, and it looks as promising as they said it to be.
Now, we’re only a fe...


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Bitcoin Gold (BTG) hard fork countdown clock

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) hard fork countdown clock

We’re getting close to the Bitcoin hard fork and a resulting split of the network.

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) plans to split off the Bitcoin network at block 491407, which is expected to be mined in:

Current block number:

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Daily Market Report for October 20 2017

Daily Market Report for October 20 2017 October 20 2017 KRAKEN DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGE $108M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP …

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Overstock.com’s Stock Shares Soar in Relation to Bitcoin

Overstock.com’s Stock Shares Soar in Relation to Bitcoin

The e-commerce dark horse, Overstock.com, has experienced stock shares soar as a result of their acceptance of bitcoin and blockchain. Speculation in digital currency has mirrored its effect on Overstock’s shares. According to a CNBC article, the company closed Tuesday up about 11.6%. It briefly soared 14 percent prior to that close. 

Also read: Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions: ”Bitcoin is a big problem”

The CNBC article elaborated: “Shares...



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Y’alls Platform Allows Article Monetization Using Lightning Network Micropayments

Y’alls Platform Allows Article Monetization Using Lightning Network Micropayments

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the launch of the Lightning Labs desktop application that aims to open the doors for the protocol’s future research and development. Now a new blogging and content creation platform called, “Y’alls,” has been launched that allows users to read and write articles by utilizing Lightning Network micropayments.

Also Read: A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

Read & Write Articles Using the Lightning Network <...

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PR: 4NEW – Announcing the Largest Waste to Energy Blockchain ICO Known to Man at 350 Million Usd

PR: 4NEW – Announcing the Largest Waste to Energy Blockchain ICO Known to Man at 350 Million Usd

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Announcing the world’s largest Initial Coin Offering ever launched at USD 350 Million; Is also the world’s first eco-friendly, tangible, Waste to Energy treatment plant, fully integrat...


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Italian Auction House is First to Allow Bidding with Bitcoin

Italian Auction House is First to Allow Bidding with Bitcoin

Sant’Agostino, an Italian auction house, is the first to let people bid and settle with bitcoin. Auctioneers determined it will be the first one to allow for bitcoin to enter into the realm of auctioning. This brings bitcoin into yet another aspect of commercial and economic life. 

Also read: A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

A Geo TV article originally covered the story: “ROME: Italian auction house Sant’Agostino said Wednesday bidders at...


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Bitcoin’s Price Surge Prompting Heated Debates Among Financial Experts

Bitcoin’s Price Surge Prompting Heated Debates Among Financial Experts

Bitcoin’s recent surge to record highs has brought significant media coverage, and an increase in the ongoing debate over its price. Although this conversation is certainly not new to the crypto space, leading global financial experts have recently joined in, many of whom paid little attention to Bitcoin in years past. It is safe to assume that, as Bitcoin marches toward the mainstream, these individuals have come to understand the disruptive role that it, and other cryptos, are certain to pl...



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Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties

Chinese Miners Sell Hardware Amidst Regulatory Uncertainties

It has been reported that an increasing number of Chinese bitcoin miners are liquidating their hardware via second-hand trading platforms. Many of the miners are selling their equipment due to fears that China’s cryptocurrency crackdown may be intensified to target miners.

Also Read: Chinese Media Calls For “Zero Tolerance” on Crimes Involving Cryptocurrencies

Many Listings for Undervalued Mining Hardware Have Emerged Following the Chinese Central Government’s Cra...

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Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when it comes to “cyber crime” and dark web activity. 

Also read: UK Police Force Investigate the Defunct Mintpal Exchange and Owner


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The Price of Bitcoin Touches New Highs Reaching the $6K Mark

The Price of Bitcoin Touches New Highs Reaching the $6K Mark

The price of bitcoin took a stab at the $6K zone today at approximately 11:20 am EDT reaching yet another record all-time high. The decentralized cryptocurrency run in 2017 has outperformed nearly every commodity, stock, and state-issued currency worldwide.

Also read: The Evolution of Cryptocurrency Visuals, Memes, and Bitcoin Street Art

Bitcoin Touches $6K Across Global Exchanges

The price of bitcoin has touched a new all-time high of US$6,000 across multiple global exchanges...


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Vaultbank – The Blockchain Bank Announces its Initial Coin Offering Campaign

Vaultbank – The Blockchain Bank Announces its Initial Coin Offering Campaign

Bitcoin Press Release: The Blueprint For Disintermediated Financial Services, Vaultbank aims to make cryptocurrency usable and the Vaultbank token stable through a portfolio of real credit assets paying a quarterly dividend.

October 19 2017, San Francisco, USA – Vaultbank, the ultimate bank and exchange for the cryptocurrency world, announces its Initial Coin Offering on November 9, 2017. The company will hold a pre-sale for accredited investors with 15% bonus for “early birds”, starti...



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UK Police Force Investigate the Defunct Mintpal Exchange and Owner

UK Police Force Investigate the Defunct Mintpal Exchange and Owner

According to various reports, users of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mintpal have received an email from the UK’s Avon and Somerset Economic Crime Team. The team’s detective constable, Charlotte Suter, has stated the police force is currently investigating the trading platform’s demise.

Also Read: A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

Operation Sparrow: Investigating Mintpal, Moolah, and Its Former Owner

A few years ago the cryptocurrency...


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Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions: ”Bitcoin is a big problem”

Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions: ”Bitcoin is a big problem”

President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The committee is given rather broad powers concerning federal criminal law and internet privacy. During a quick exchange, hours into the hearing, Mr. Sessions was asked about the “dark web.” His answers might foreshadow what’s ahead for digital privacy and bitcoin users.

Also read: Two U.S. Senators Submit a Bill to Investigate Digital Currencies

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PR: Smartbillions Blockchain Lottery Continues Ticket Sales and ICO Success!

PR: Smartbillions Blockchain Lottery Continues Ticket Sales and ICO Success!

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WWW: www.SmartBillions.com

LINK: PARTICIPATE IN THE ICO

The SmartBillions ICO begun on October 16th with dynamic interest on the part of both Players and Investors growin...


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Sweden Latest Government to Auction Bitcoins, Turns Tidy Profit

Sweden Latest Government to Auction Bitcoins, Turns Tidy Profit

Asset forfeiture goes digital, as governments around the globe attempt to profit from the world’s most popular cryptocurrency’s soaring value. Sweden joins its ranks, auctioning off bitcoin at a sizeable margin.

Also read: Ross Ulbricht’s 144,336 Bitcoins

Sweden Lives in a Digital World

“Now you can buy bitcoin at the Crown Bailiff,” Sweden’s Crown Bailiff Authority excitedly headlined a recent site press release. Kronofogden is a government debt co...



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Bitcoin Surging Means New Storage Fears as Users Take Extreme Measures

Bitcoin Surging Means New Storage Fears as Users Take Extreme Measures

Bitcoin millionaires are now a thing, and so are thousandaires. It’s been a good, good year for users of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. With sums exceeding expectations by a lot, problems arise. Keeping it all on a smartphone no longer seems reasonable. Exchanges prove insolvent. And so storage has become an obsession, leading to interesting extremes and hardware innovations. 

Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Swiss Mo...

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Coinmall Hopes to Build an Ebay for Digital Goods Powered by Cryptocurrency

Coinmall Hopes to Build an Ebay for Digital Goods Powered by Cryptocurrency

This week we looked at a new cryptocurrency-based marketplace called, Coinmall.io, a platform that allows users to purchase digital goods with bitcoin and litecoin. Further, news.Bitcoin.com discussed the marketplace platform with its founder, Yousef Abdulhassan, who explains the project recently launched its alpha version this month.

Also Read: Increased South African Bitcoin Adoption Highlights Need For Taxation Clarity 

Coinmall Launches Alpha Marketplace Offering Digital Goods...

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Star Jets International Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Star Jets International Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Star Jets International LLC now accepts bitcoin payments for private jet flights. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Defense Technologies, Inc. Customers who use Star Jets get to leverage all the advantages of using a corporate jet, according to an Econotimes article. 

Also read: Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format

Furthermore, customers have access to over 5,000 jets domestically and roughly 15,000 across the globe. The company allowing bitcoin...


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Competing Cryptocurrencies: Price Speculation

Competing Cryptocurrencies: Price Speculation

For almost two months, altcoins have been on a steady decline. While some have managed to climb toward their previous heights, maintaining these levels has proven to be more difficult. Major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Litecoin, and Neo have fallen dramatically against Bitcoin as the fork approaches. The possible split between core and 2X is giving the impression to less Bitcoin-savvy users that they will receive “free coins” as has happened with Bitcoin Cash. To further confu...



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Daily Market Report for October 19 2017

Daily Market Report for October 19 2017 October 19 2017 KRAKEN DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGE $106M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP …

Samuel Haig  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

Tezos Founders Enter Legal Battle for Control of $400m in Raised ICO Funds

Tezos Founders Enter Legal Battle for Control of $400m in Raised ICO Funds

Founded by husband and wife, Kathleen and Arthur Breitman, Tezos is a decentralized platform that hosts smart contracts that seeks to compete with ethereum. Tezos’ initial coin offering (ICO) did not have a cap on investment and raised approximately $232 million – at the time comprising the largest ICO crowdsale to date. The 65,703 bitcoins (BTC) and 361,122 ETH raised by the company is now worth more than $400 million USD.

Also Read: Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a &#...


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A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

A Look at Five Different Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets and Prices

As bitcoin and alternative digital currencies grow more valuable, the demand for hardware wallets has grown significantly. Currently, there are a lot more options than when the first bitcoin hardware wallets came out and a lot more features. Here’s a look at some of the most popular cryptocurrency physical storage devices out on the market today.

Also read: CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

Hardware Wallet Advantages

A cryptocurrency hardware wallet is a physi...


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Refereum transforms game marketing and engagement; advised by Twitch and Unity

Refereum transforms game marketing and engagement; advised by Twitch and Unity

October 1st, 2017, San Francisco — Refereum, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company founded by game industry veterans, is revolutionizing the way video game marketing and engagement is conducted via the blockchain.

Traditionally, game companies spend exorbitant amounts of money on marketing channels that often prove inefficient. Meanwhile, Twitch and YouTube personalities produce content about video games that is now more popular than televised sports, but they have no way effe...



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Gold Versus Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Prefers Metal to Crypto

Gold Versus Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Prefers Metal to Crypto Bitcoin’s creator patterned his digital commodity money after history’s most famous analog store of value for currencies, gold. Debate rages as to whether bitcoin will overtake gold’s place.  Also read: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Latest Exec to Flirt with Bitcoin Gold Remains Goldman Sachs’ Refuge Recent volatility analysis of bitcoin’s “exchange rate means that merchants accepting Bitcoin (who do not, implicitly, want to become Bitcoin speculators the...

Jamie Redman  /  Bitcoin.com  | 

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

This week two more exchanges revealed their plans for the upcoming Segwit2x fork this November. The London-based exchange CEX.io explains that whether the company supports the split or not customers will receive split tokens if the fork takes place. Further, the Indian exchange Unocoin has revealed it will be supporting the chain with the most “mining/community” support.

Also read: Bitfinex Launches Segwit2x ‘Chain Split Tokens

The Trading Platform CEX.io Closely Observes the Ongoi...

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Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash “The Only Bitcoin”

Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash “The Only Bitcoin”

In a statement addressing the upcoming the bitcoin (BTC) fork that is scheduled for mid-November, Calvin Ayre has stated it’s belief that Bitcoin Cash [Bitcoin (BCC)] is “the only bitcoin.”

Also Read: Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police

“When We Say Bitcoin, We Mean Bitcoin Cash”

With the number of chains forked from the original bitcoin blockchain expected to increase, a number of companies and media organ...


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Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format

This week the lead Bitcoin ABC developer, Amaury Séchet, proposed to add a Bech32 address format to the Bitcoin Cash (BCC) network. Currently, the BCC community has been discussing modifying the bitcoin cash address format, alongside preparing to fix the protocol’s Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA).

Also read: Meet the New Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Localbitcoincash.org

The Bitcoin Cash Community and Developers Propose Changing the Protocol’s Address Format

On October 14, Ama...



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Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

Kazakhstan’s Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and Exante have announced a partnership regarding the development of a national cryptocurrency. The Kazakhstan government intends to launch a state-issued cryptocurrency that is backed by fiat.

Also Read: Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency Industry

The AIFC has announced a partnership with Exante, in which the company’s ‘Stasis’ platform will be used as the foundation for Kazakhstan’s nationa...


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Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Two bills to provide legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have now been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The latest one proposes recognizing them as financial assets. It also defines cryptocurrency derivatives, as well as proposes simplifying taxation and reducing electricity tariffs for mining activities.

Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble

Two Bills Submitted to Parliament

Following the first bill on...


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Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a ‘Crypto-Detective Agency’

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a ‘Crypto-Detective Agency’

At a recent State Duma Financial Market Committee meeting, an initiative to create a “crypto-detective agency” in Russia was proposed. This specialized agency will primarily collect all information on Russian companies planning to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) as well as create a registry of them.

Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble

Proposal for Crypto-Detective Agency

At the State Duma Financial Market Committee meetin...