Monthly Archives: July 2018

Why Institutional Money Is Coming and What This Means for Bitcoin

Institutional money is coming. At least that’s been the refrain from desperate cryptocurrency traders for the past six months, praying for an influx of new fiat to shore up prices and float their alt bags. But is it really the case that institutional investors are waiting on the sidelines for the right framework to buy in? At Blockchain Expo in Amsterdam last week, news.bitcoin.com spoke to two exchange leaders who are confident that it’s a question of when, not if, institutional investors pile in. Also read: Shapeshift CEO […]

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SEC Seeks Comments on Another Bitcoin ETF

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking comments on another bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF). The proposal in question calls for the listing and trading of SolidX bitcoin shares, and stems from the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust, which states it will invest in “bitcoin only.” VanEck and SolidX first joined forces in early June. This will be the former’s third attempt to build a bitcoin investment project from the ground up. CEO Jan van Eck commented, “We believe that collectively, we will build something that may be […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange BTCC Relaunches Its Trading Platform

Chinese cryptocurrency exchange BTCC has announced the official relaunch of its trading platform, while also suggesting that it will eventually offer its own token. One of the world’s longest-running digital exchanges, BTCC was originally launched in 2011 under the name BTC China. The company issued a statement on Monday, July 2, 2018, that a new program will be in play in which users will receive “reward points” for completing various tasks. These points can then be converted into BTCC tokens, which can be traded for a variety […]

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Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petition but Upholds RBI Ban – Effective in 2 Days

The Indian Supreme Court heard one petition against the crypto banking ban by the country’s central bank today. However, the court did not grant a stay and the ban is set to proceed as planned, prompting crypto exchanges in the country to start implementing their solutions for banking alternatives. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space No Stay Granted by Supreme Court The Supreme Court of India heard one petition against the crypto banking ban imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday, […]

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Gaming Company Allows Players to Win Cryptocurrency in Its New First-Person Shooter

sponsored Players of a new game will be paid for winning with tradeable ERC-20 tokens. On June 21, the WAR FIELD company unveiled its ‘first-person shooter’ game that allows players to win cryptocurrency. Players can use WAR FIELD’s Golder (GLDR) — an ERC-20-compliant, Ethereum-based cryptographic token — to bet on their character’s “life.” Living a gamer’s dream Although monetizing gameplay isn’t a new move, WAR FIELD says the idea is attractive for gamers who are interested in making some extra money. “What could be better than getting […]

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Zug’s Head of Comms Calls City Blockchain Voting Test a ‘Success’, Despite Low Turnout

The city of Zug, Switzerland –– also known as Crypto Valley –– successfully completed a small-scale blockchain-based municipal vote trial. The Swiss city of Zug’s first local blockchain-based municipal vote has been successfully completed, the Swiss News Agency reported yesterday, July 2. Zug, also known as Crypto Valley, announced plans to trial a blockchain voting system using the city’s digital ID (eID) system, launched in November 2017, that allows citizens to vote on their mobile devices. Dieter Müller, the head of communications for the city of Zug, […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Releases Excerpts From Book

hoax or not? satoshi allegedly releases excerpts from an upcoming book. 800 cryptos are dead. gaming and mining pc misleading, and bitcoin under attack Sign up with coinbase. buy or sell 100 dollars in crypto currency and get 10 dollars of bitcoin for free with this link to coinbase. https://www.coinbase.com/join/59ab37900671d100b3c25cc5 Want to donate to the channel? Donate Litecoin and send me an email saying how much you sent and I’ll try to thank you at the end of the next video! https://steemit.com/@mrsotko Litecoin donation address: LZaQgPhBvQT6PC2gAnLsQGPPaYDPm5dyNx Ethereum […]

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IBM-Powered Blockchain Platform Completes First Live Trades Via Five Major Banks

Twenty businesses and five banks have piloted trades on European blockchain platform we.trade. European blockchain trading platform we.trade confirmed it had completed its first live operations today, July 3, involving twenty companies and five major banks. The blockchain platform, which claims to provide a “more efficient and cost effective way” for banks and businesses to trade worldwide, uses IBM’s Blockchain Platform, powered by Hyperledger Fabric. Part of various blockchain solutions currently under appraisal by the banking sector, the platform counts Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Nordea, Rabobank, […]

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The Daily: Coinbase Custody Opens, Hitbtc Hits Back at McAfee, BTCC Relaunches

Recent updates about the operations of cryptocurrency exchanges is the main focus in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Stories include the official opening of Coinbase Custody, a spat between Hitbtc and John McAfee, the relaunch of the BTCC exchange and Huobi’s postponement of Hadax voting. Also Read: Luxury Marketplace Fancy Offers Discount for Bitcoin Purchases Coinbase Custody Opens Coinbase has announced that its new institutional offering Coinbase Custody, that last week accepted its first deposit, is now officially open for business. The service will be onboarding […]

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Shapeshift CEO Defeats Peter Schiff in Bitcoin Debate

“Bitcoin, or a similar form of cryptocurrency, will eventually replace governments’ fiat money as the preferred medium of exchange” was the resolution for a rollicking debate between Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees (affirmative) and Euro Pacific Capital Inc CEO Peter Schiff, prominent cryptocurrency skeptic (negative). In a victory for the crypto community at large, Mr. Voorhees was judged the winner by audience vote, moving 15% of the assembled crowd to support the resolution; Mr. Schiff managed to actually lose his base support by the end of the night, […]

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