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2018: The Year We Make Cont(r)act

2017 may have been a historic year in blockchain, but Banca IMI's Massimo Morini argues the seeds for this revolution were sown in 2016.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:21 +0000 by CoinDesk

Mimblewimble's Small Step: Grin Raises Funds for New Development

Bitcoin startup BlockCypher is among those backing development for a new alternative blockchain that aims to break cryptographic ground.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:35:11 +0000 by CoinDesk

Gibraltar Paves Way for Regulation of Crypto and DLT Companies

[Gibraltar Paves Way for Regulation of Crypto and DLT Companies]The Legislature of Gibraltar has approved a bill designed to update the territory’s Financial Services regulations.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:30:44 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Cash Will Close Out 2017 With Significant Infrastructure Support

[Bitcoin Cash Will Close Out 2017 With Significant Infrastructure Support]The end of the year is approaching, and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network and community have continued to see significant growth.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:30 +0000 by Bitcoin News

As Wall Street Bids Up Bitcoin, Tactics Change for ICOs

Facing new regulation and a run-up in crypto prices, the ICO market is feeling the squeeze of maturity.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:30:14 +0000 by CoinDesk

Venezuelans Turn to Bitcoin as Government Crackdown on Mining Intensifies

[Venezuelans Turn to Bitcoin as Government Crackdown on Mining Intensifies]In contrast to many people around the world, who adopt bitcoin to make a quick profit, citizens of Venezuela use the currency as a matter of sheer survival.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:40:51 +0000 by Bitcoin News

DOJ Alleges Bitcoin Involved in Attempted ISIS Funding

Prosecutors have accused a New York woman of using credit cards to purchase bitcoin and then launder those funds to send money to ISIS.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:20:40 +0000 by CoinDesk

Putin Aide Says Bitcoin Can Help Russia Bypass Financial Sanctions

[Putin Aide Says Bitcoin Can Help Russia Bypass Financial Sanctions]While the rising transactions fees are making bitcoin less usable for everyday purchases, its strength is drawing in companies and nation states looking to use the cryptocurrency.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:10:09 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Goodbye Ethereum: Kik Plans to Move Its ICO Tokens to Stellar

Kik founder Ted Livingston announced on Wednesday that his company was moving its Kin token app from ethereum to Stellar.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:00:49 +0000 by CoinDesk

Malaysia's Central Bank Releases Draft Rules for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bank Negara Malaysia published draft guidelines for cryptocurrency exchanges to report their usage statistics to prevent illicit transactions.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:07 +0000 by CoinDesk

Trezor Firmware Update Brings Shorter Addresses and Support for More Tokens

[Trezor Firmware Update Brings Shorter Addresses and Support for More Tokens]Popular cold storage wallet solution, Trezor, announced its latest firmware upgrade.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:50:18 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Intel Sees Role for 'Blockchain Mining' in Genetic Sequencing

In a newly released patent application, Intel describes how it could run genetic sequencing operations on a blockchain.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:00:28 +0000 by CoinDesk

PR: Coinfi Announces ICO for Crypto Market Intelligence Platform

[Coinfi Crypto Market Intelligence Platform]HONG KONG/NEW YORK - CoinFi>, the cryptocurrency market intelligence platform, today announced an initial coin offering (ICO) with a hard cap of $15 million to further expand its technology and hedge fund-caliber trading tools for real-time news, data, and analysis on the crypto markets.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:30:03 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Denmark Could Tap Blockchain For Foreign Aid Delivery, Says Report

Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a new report on the applicability of blockchain to foreign aid.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:00:20 +0000 by CoinDesk

10 Bitcoin Apps That Everyone Should Have

[10 Bitcoin Apps That Everyone Should Have]Owning a smartphone, like owning bitcoin, is obligatory these days.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:30:18 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Yellowing Paper: What's Delaying a Crucial Ethereum Update?

The paper that's meant to provide the rules for computers running ethereum's software is out of date, and agreeing an update may not be so easy.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:01 +0000 by CoinDesk

Despite Regulation, Russians Plan to Build Europe’s Largest Mining Farms

[Despite Regulation, Russians Are Building Europes Largest Mining Farms]Undeterred by upcoming federal restrictions on Bitcoin, regional authorities in Moscow have announced intentions to attract European mining companies and investors.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:30:58 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Gibraltar to Launch License Scheme for Blockchain Startups

Gibraltar will publish guidance explaining how to apply its new blockchain legislation to startups on Friday.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:05:39 +0000 by CoinDesk

Up 50%: Ripple's XRP Sets Price Record Amid Overstretched Rally

Ripple's XRP cryptocurrency is scaling new heights today, but the rally looks overbought, according to price chart analysis.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:10:50 +0000 by CoinDesk

After Segwit2x Failed Jeff Garzik Reveals “United Bitcoin”

[After Segwit2x Failed Jeff Garzik Reveals United Bitcoin]A new bitcoin fork called United Bitcoin has been announced by a few prominent cryptocurrency luminaries that aims to improve the mechanics of the original bitcoin software.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:06:11 +0000 by Bitcoin News

It's Time for Governments to Embrace Blockchain

Governments haven't typically been thought of as early blockchain adopters.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:34 +0000 by CoinDesk

Bitcoin Looks Lower In Chase for 'Small Cap' Gains

Soon after an all-time-high above $17,630 on the CoinDesk's price index, bitcoin prices are starting to look towards sub-$16,000 levels.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:06 +0000 by CoinDesk

Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear

[Israeli Leader Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear]With the meteoric rise in the value of bitcoin this year and the media cacophony around it, its a surprise that not all world leaders have spoken about the subject yet.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:30:00 +0000 by Bitcoin News

Court Approves U.S. Extradition for Alleged BTC-e Operator

A Greek court has given the green light for the U.S.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:15:03 +0000 by CoinDesk

Japanese Shipping Giant, IBM to Trial Blockchain in Cross-Border Trade

Japanese shipping firm Mitsui OSK Lines and partners including IBM are to undertake a blockchain trial aimed to streamline international trade flows.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:39 +0000 by CoinDesk

India's Tax Department Collects User Data at Multiple Bitcoin Exchanges

The Indian Income Tax Department has visited bitcoin exchanges across the country seeking data on tax avoiding users.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:00:58 +0000 by CoinDesk

Out With the Old? Blockchain Requires a New Regulatory Approach

What if an ICO is just an ICO?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:00:49 +0000 by CoinDesk

Walmart, Back Blockchain Food Tracking Effort in China

Retail giants Walmart and are among several companies backing a new blockchain effort in China focused on food safety and traceability.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:40 +0000 by CoinDesk

Plan B? Ethereum Innovators Are Reviving the Fight for Net Neutrality

Mesh networks could be finding new life among blockchain enthusiasts as the U.S.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:05:24 +0000 by CoinDesk

2018's Big Question: Can Bitcoin Forks Deliver Value?

Forking bitcoin was all the rage in 2017.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:00:44 +0000 by CoinDesk