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Deutsche Bank is exploring the use of the blockchain for a variety of potential applications, according to a recent letter from the German megabank.
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Canadian Senator Cautions on BitcoinnewsBTC
In a personal blog post titled Bitcoin
: Madness or Innovation?, Canadian Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette has advised a cautionary approach to Bitcoin
as it is prone to frauds and other illegal uses. The Senator, who is the Deputy Chair of Banking ...
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Is Bitcoin a Ponzi Scheme?Money Morning
Back in 2012, none other than the European Central Bank put out a study that called Bitcoin
a Ponzi scheme. Since then, the ECB has only backed off a little. Earlier this year, a new report said Bitcoin
is "inherently unstable" and ripped ...
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A company near San Fransisco has come up with a novel way to deliver bitcoin-purchased marijuana, via drone.
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The National Science Foundation has awarded research grants on the science and applications of crypto-currency, with approximately $1 million awarded to date. The NSF initiative is part of the “Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace” program for cybersecurity research and development to minimize the dangers of cyber technology, promote education and training in cybersecurity, establish a science of cybersecurity and convert promising cybersecurity research into practice. The NSF grant has been awarded to Emin Sirer at Cornell University (grant information here), Elaine Shi, Michael Hicks, Jonathan Katz and David Van Horn at the University of Maryland (grant information here), and Dawn Song at the University of California-Berkeley (grant information here). Emin Sirer, an associate professor of computer science at Cornell University, researches […]
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Posted on 30 July 2015 | 11:49 am
Long one of the most ambitious projects in the industry, decentralized application platform Ethereum is set to open to the public tonight.
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 9:44 am
The founder of Australia-based bitcoin exchange igot has refuted claims that his business is a scam.
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 5:47 am
Bitcoin Press Release: US Based HashingSpace Corporation Announced it has been uplifted to a higher reporting status on the OTC Market. HashingSpace will now be listed as OTCQB: HSHS. HashingSpace provides scalable datacenter and technology infrastructure for the global adoption of Bitcoin including Bitcoin ATMs and hosted ASIC mining. WENATCHEE, WA / July 29, 2015 / HashingSpace Corporation (OTCQB: HSHS), a company focused on the global adoption of Bitcoin, announced today that it has officially been uplifted to a higher reporting status. HashingSpace will no longer be listed on the Pink Sheets and has been moved to OTCQB status. HashingSpace Corporation submitted all the mandatory documents and has successfully met all of the initial requirements to receive this upgrade. The […]
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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 4:21 pm
Bitcoin Press Release: Over 2 years old, CryptoBullion is pleased to announce an unprecedented Proof-of-Stake-Participation algorithm and expansion into emerging Chinese markets. Designed to be rare and valuable, less than 1 million CBX are in circulation, with a variable annual interest rate of over 2% for stakers. FLORIDA, USA / July 29, 2015 / CryptoBullion (CBX), launched in June of 2013, is an exclusive cryptocurrency with less than 1-million units in circulation (21 times more rare than Bitcoin). CBX has successfully completed its distribution phase and has reached the planned stage where its money supply grows by 2% per year. This economically sound annual increase mirrors the supply fundamentals of precious metals, positioning CBX as the “platinum” alternative to Bitcoin’s […]
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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 4:19 pm
Blockchain startup Ripple Labs has added a former US Treasury Department official to its board of advisors.
Posted on 29 July 2015 | 12:19 pm
A new survey has found that consumers believe bitcoin to be more inconvenient to use than traditional payment methods.
Posted on 29 July 2015 | 12:05 pm
Three US universities are set to conduct research on cryptocurrencies using roughly $3m in grant funding from the National Science Foundation.
Posted on 29 July 2015 | 10:55 am
As Bitcoin usage grows worldwide and attracts the attention of more governments and regulators, the complexities of ensuring compliance across different jurisdictions become greater and greater. Many quickly growing Bitcoin startups struggle with this issue and lack the knowledge base to ensure that compliance is sufficient. Taking it a step further, even if local regulations in an area are relatively lax, operating a financial services business without a bank account can prove tremendously difficult. And due to the fact that Bitcoin businesses are considered high risk and banks operate very conservatively, obtaining a local banking partner can be very difficult. “If we look at what’s going on the U.K., the country is very laissez-faire with regulation, but the banks won’t […]
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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 10:08 am
Felix Online, the student magazine of Imperial College London, has published an interview with the Respect Party candidate for mayor of London, George Galloway. The Respect Party is a left-wing U.K. political party founded in 2004 as an offspring of the Stop the War Coalition, opposing the Iraq War. The Party has been compared to “anti-establishment” political parties such as Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain. Galloway, a controversial politician who appeared in the Big Brother reality show in 2004, joined the Respect Party after having been expelled from the Labour Party. The Felix Online interview covers many topics of interest to London residents. Galloway is determined to “run Uber out of town” and formulates radical proposals for solving […]
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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 9:38 am
Microsoft New York and MIT Media Lab presented a 70-minute report called #Blockchain4good this week. Speakers included Brian Forde, MIT Media Lab director of digital currency and former senior technology adviser at the White House, and John Paul Farmer, director of technology and civic innovation at Microsoft. They led discussions on using the blockchain for fraud-free voting, storage of identities, response to natural disasters and a public ledger of properties such as land. Other speakers, including Chelsea Barabas, Ann Sim, Ryan Shea and Peter Kirby, focused on introducing the blockchain’s capability to decrease the amount of money spent annually on identity theft and records. Civic Infrastructure Sim, from international design and consulting firm IDEO, introduced the idea of frictionless transfer, […]
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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 9:19 am
Russia's media watchdog has told Zuckerberg Pozvonit, a local tech news site, it must delete or edit a bitcoin-related article.
Posted on 29 July 2015 | 4:56 am
American Banker's Digital Currencies + the Blockchain featured speakers from across the blockchain and finance sectors.
Posted on 28 July 2015 | 4:00 pm
The former superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and the creator of the much maligned BitLicense revealed today that he’s not working in the digital currency space. “I’m doing no work in the digital currency space,” said Benjamin Lawsky at the America Banker Conference in New York City. “The rules are clear,” Lawsky explained. “I can’t work in the Bitcoin space on anything related to my work at NYDFS or BitLicense.” When Lawsky announced in May that he was stepping down, he revealed that he would be launching his own legal consultancy. The New York Post had reported that Lawsky “plans to advise companies on financial matters such as cybersecurity and digital currencies like bitcoin, a new sphere […]
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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:08 pm
This is a guest post by Eric Lombrozo, the Co-CEO and CTO of Ciphrex Corp., a software company pioneering decentralized consensus network technology. Lombrozo is also a founding member of the CryptoCurrency Security Standards Steering Committee and has been a longtime contributor to the open source Bitcoin core development effort. Introduction In the last few months, a contentious debate has arisen surrounding the issue of a hardcoded constant in the consensus rules of the Bitcoin network. While on the surface it appears to be a simple enough change, this single issue has opened up a veritable Pandora’s box. What is the block-size limit and why is it there? When the Bitcoin network was in infancy, several assumptions had to be made regarding […]
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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:05 pm
The topic of how blockchain technology can be used to support social good was discussed at an event hosted by Microsoft last night.
Posted on 28 July 2015 | 9:32 am
Certified Financial Planner Jeff Vandrew explains the steps bitcoin holders should take when planning their estates.
Posted on 28 July 2015 | 3:41 am
Despite an initial skepticism, major financial institutions are beginning to become more public with their interest in bitcoin and the blockchain.
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