Monthly Archives: February 2018

Op Ed: What Do We Mean When We Talk About the “Blockchain Ecosystem”?

Ethereum has just announced its Ethereum Community Fund (ECF) grant program, an initiative launched by a collection of major players in the Ethereum world that is designed to accelerate the development of blockchain infrastructure apps and services. The stated aim of the ECF is to bring about “an environment where teams and ideas can thrive, grow, and collaborate to become essential and functioning pieces of the broader Ethereum ecosystem.” All of this raises the question of what exactly we mean when we talk about “blockchain ecosystems” and […]

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Circle Leaps Into Exchange Business With Poloniex Acquisition

Circle, a mobile payment app company backed by Goldman Sachs, has announced it is buying U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex Inc. — a move that will transform Boston-based Circle into one of the biggest players in the industry. According to Fortune Magazine, Circle paid $400 million for the exchange, which handles a trading volume of around $1.5 million per day. Up till now, Circle had three main products: Circle Pay, a mobile app that allows users to hold, send, and receive traditional fiat currencies; Circle Trade, a liquidity […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Everything Has a Price

In crypto, as in life, everything comes with a price. You want free tokens airdropped to your wallet? Prepare to answer a bunch of questions and follow a bunch of social channels for the pleasure. You want cheap bitcoin transactions? Then the price you must pay is forgoing the network for all but essential transactions. We’ll be covering that contradiction in terms – plus a whole lot more – This Week in Bitcoin. Also read: Hacker Returns 20,000 ETH to Coindash The Cryptoverse Never Sleeps From bullish to […]

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European Commission Urges Nations to Embrace Blockchain Tech but Address Risks

Following remarks made by Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the European Commission (EC), after a roundtable on cryptocurrencies, it appears that the European Union (EU) is prepared to take steps toward regulating cryptocurrencies. While acknowledging that European nations should embrace blockchain technology in order to remain competitive in financial markets, Dombrovskis also cautioned that they should be taking steps to protect their citizens from hazards in the cryptocurrency space. “Based on the assessment of risks and opportunities and the suitability of the existing regulatory framework for these […]

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Accelerator

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com, a member of the Fortune Global 500 headquartered in Beijing, is launching AI Catapult Accelerator (AICA), an accelerator program designed to unlock the transformative potential of startups demonstrating cutting-edge talent in the blockchain space. JD.com is one of the two largest business-to-consumer (B2C) online retailers in China by transaction volume and revenue, and a major competitor to Alibaba-run Tmall. As of September 2017, JD.com’s platform, often referred to as the “eBay of China,” had more than 266 million active users, with a revenue […]

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Markets Update: Volume Is Weaker as BTC Prices Push Past $10,000

Over the past two days, BTC/USD markets dipped below the $10K price region to a low of $9,260 on February 25. The following day the price per BTC has since bounced back on Monday morning, jumping over $700 in value and touching a high of $10,400. Also Read: China Censors Cryptocurrency Ads on Search Engines and Social Media BTC Rides Back Above $10K BTC/USD markets were sluggish over the past weekend as the currency remained just above the $9K price zone for over two days. Prior to the […]

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PR: Trading Platform FundFantasy ICO Launches in a Few Hours! 50% Bonus for First 48 Hours

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Valetta- With FundFantasy’s presale having been sold out, and their public token sale coming up today, the FundFantasy project has made tremendous advancements, and have made some interesting changes to their bonus structure. The new model is simpler and is designed to […]

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Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Is Released: Here’s What’s New

Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0, the 16th generation of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto a little over nine years ago. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed by some 100 contributors over a span of five months. As is usual for new releases, Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 includes performance improvements, bug fixes and other optimizations. This release in particular includes several added features in the wallet interface. Most notably, Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 […]

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Week in Review for February 23, 2018: Sidechains, Stings and Venezuela

In the past week, news from Venezuela was at the forefront, where crypto mining is way up due to cheap electricity. But their stab at launching their own crypto, the Petro, is not looking like a great plan so far. Good news in regulation, however, is coming from the state of Wyoming as the House unanimously passed two pro-blockchain bills, with five more in the pipe. On the technological front, researches think they have solved a big part of the “sidechain” puzzle and have published a detailed […]

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Uzbekistan Will ‘Regulate’ Cryptocurrency After September 2018

Cryptocurrency regulation is coming to Uzbekistan after September this year, with a Blockchain push in July. Uzbekistan will publish its plans to regulate Bitcoin in September 2018, with a Blockchain “skill center” set to begin operating in July, local news outlet Vzglyad reported Feb. 21. According to local news, the country’s president Shavkat Mirziyoyev endorsed plans for a document outlining regulatory plans for Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology. The legislative proposals will come courtesy of a number of government ministries and the central bank, as well as […]

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