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Lightning’s Next Act: Decentralizing Bitcoin Mining?

Developer Chris Belcher thinks he’s found a way to fix bitcoin mining – and it notably takes its inspiration from the network’s much-discussed Lightning Network proposal. The idea is notable in that it showcases both the evolving nature of bitcoin as a technology, as well as how its developers are finding …

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 09/07/2017 – Bulls Back At It Again!

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price continues to crawl higher and is making its way above the area of interest to aim for the channel resistance. However, technical indicators are signaling that the rally could slow down. If so, bitcoin price could make another dip to the channel support before …

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Indian State of Andhra Pradesh Embraces Blockchain for Protecting Citizen Information

India has been gingerly moving toward Blockchain technology for a number of solutions in recent months, though still refusing a wholesale adoption of cryptocurrencies. The next application of Blockchain technology in India, however, has been announced as a partnership between the seventh largest Indian state, Andhra Pradesh (AP), and WiseKey, a Blockchain security company. …

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European Central Bank and Bank of Japan: Blockchain Too Immature for Adoption

Project Stella has released its findings after a year long study of distributed ledgers. The 2016 attempt by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to adopt Blockchaintechnology for large banking transactions has determined that the technology is not ready to take over major institutional banking challenges. …

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Go Ahead, Try to Stop Initial Coin Offerings

(Bloomberg View) — China’s ban on initial coin offerings has provided a much-needed pause in the booming market, where people ranging from legitimate entrepreneurs to outright thieves attract money by selling digital tokens. But the move also raises a question: How can any government control a phenomenon that transcends national …

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Payza introduces bitoin address manager for all account holders

Payza, a UK-based payments technology company has announced the launch of its latest cryptocurrency feature: Cryptocurrency Address Manager. This feature will allow all Payza members to generate and manage bitcoin and cryptocurrency addresses plus QR codes from within their Payza accounts. With the new addition, Payza members no longer need …

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A NEW TURN OF THE SCREW IN CHINA PLUNGED THE BITCOIN

The trading platforms of these electronic currencies are now prohibited to convert these units in currencies hard, and, unless the west, insists that the chinese central bank (PBOC). Beijing — A new turn of the screw on regulatory of China, which has banned new issuance of currencies, cryptographic, has the effect …

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Why You Should Worry About A Bitcoin, Crypto Bubble

Although I understand the concept behind Bitcoin-like currencies, there’s always an issue with how something involving money is regulated. With public companies, for example, you know exactly how many shares are outstanding and what they are worth. Cryptocurrency values are subject to coding. Blockchain is certainly a worthwhile technology, although …

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Is The IRS Winning The War On Bitcoin Tax Cheats?

While the buzz around Bitcoin is well and truly reaching papers, airwaves, and TV screens across the globe, there’s something far less visible, but far more exciting at play. I’m talking about the IRS’ hunt for Bitcoin billionaires, or more specifically, individuals that have forgotten to, inadvertently, or deliberately flouted …

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Bitcoin Price Breaks $4,500 Resistance in Wake of China’s ICO Ban

BITCOIN PRICE MOVES UP AGAIN After a few days of negative Bitcoin price pressure, things are finally heading back in the right direction. More specifically, the Bitcoin price dipped well below US$4,100 just yesterday, but it looks like this dip is all but forgotten at this point. With the Bitcoin price heading …

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Bitcoin price on the rise again after falling $1,000 in three days

Two of the largest cryptocurrencies were seen to make a recovery after dropping significantly over the past few days. Both bitcoin and ethereum showed bearish signals following a decision by Chinese authorities to ban initial coin offerings (ICOs), which allow firms to raise funds by selling new digital tokens. Bitcoin …

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Buying The Bitcoin Dip: ICO Regulations Have Little Effect On Bitcoin

Summary Bitcoin prices slide over the weekend on news of ICO regulation out of China. We explain why ICOs are different than Bitcoin. And we conclude as to why we think the Bitcoin sell off on this news is unwarranted. By Parke Shall Bitcoin prices fell significantly over the course …

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Why You Should Worry About A Bitcoin, Crypto Bubble

My back hairs go up when I see an unregulated financial vehicle that few really understand. When it comes to cryptocurrencies, I have a lot of concerns. Although I understand the concept behind Bitcoin-like currencies, there’s always an issue with how something involving money is regulated. With public companies, for …

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Two Business Icons Launch New Bitcoin Mega Development

In a world-first, apartments will be priced and sold in the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Spanning over 2.4 million square feet, split across two 40-storey residential towers, and above a huge shopping mall Aston Plaza and Residences is the first public joint venture between Baroness Michelle Mone OBE and businessman Douglas Barrowman …

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Why Some Oil & Gas Stocks Might Have More Value Than Bitcoin

If you’re looking for value in the traditional sense, which might be better –bitcoins or certain oil and gas stocks? Let’s take a look: Energy stocks have not quite kept up with the market as a whole since the November election results. The main ETF that tracks the energy sector, …

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Bitcoin’s Golden Future

Could bitcoin be the next gold? The idea has a lot of intuitive appeal. Gold bugs and bitcoin fetishists tend to share a deep distrust of fiat currency and the nation state, an impregnable bullishness about their favored asset class, and an obsessive attention to details of market movements combined with a …

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Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission might regulate fundraising through digital currencies

  Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) warned on Tuesday it may regulate some fundraisings that are done through digital currencies as volumes of the so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) surge around the world. The move comes just a day after China banned and deemed illegal the practice of …

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China cracks down on cryptocurrency ICOs, while regulators across the globe issue warnings

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), and six other government departments and ministries related to the Chinese economy, recently announced that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are now illegal in the country. Referring to them as “illegal financial crimes,” the country’s central bank blames ICOs for “disrupting the financial markets” and calls for …

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