BTC-es Vinnik Will Go To Russia, Not US, Greek Court Rules

By | October 11, 2017

BTC-es Vinnik Will Go To Russia, Not US, Greek Court Rules A Greek court has upheld a request to extradite alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik to Russia instead of the US. Local news media report Wednesday that Vinnik’s extradition summons will now be to Russia to face fraud charges amounting to a comparatively modest 667,000 rubles ($11,500). The… Read More »

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Blockchain@State Features Public, Private Actors, WFP And Other Aid Groups

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Blockchain@State Features Public, Private Actors, WFP And Other Aid Groups application Private sector players in the blockchain space shared the stage with government officials and international aid personnel in a wide-ranging conference convened by the US State Department. On October 10, 2017, the US State Department hosted the Blockchain@State Forum in Washington, DC, which featured speakers and attendees… Read More »

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Russia And US Feud: Greek Court Upholds Competing Extradition Requests For Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik

By | October 11, 2017

Russia And US Feud: Greek Court Upholds Competing Extradition Requests For Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik News law and legislation On Wednesday, a Greek court supported the Russian extradition request for Alexander Vinnik, accused of laundering upwards of $4 billion of criminal proceeds through BTC-e. This ruling complicates the request made by American authorities, which was approved just… Read More »

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Bitcoin Stumbles Near New High But $5k Still in Play

By | October 11, 2017

Bitcoin Stumbles Near New High But $5k Still in Play Bitcoin bears may have had the upper hand in their fight with the bulls on Tuesday, although the positive price action seen today suggests the cryptocurrency is still on the hunt for $5,000 (all-time high) levels. The bitcoin-U.S. dollar (BTC/USD) exchange rate clocked a fresh five-week high of… Read More »

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Ethereum First Investment Product Opens for Trading on Nasdaq Exchange

By | October 11, 2017

Ethereum First Investment Product Opens for Trading on Nasdaq Exchange A first-of-its-kind investment product focused on ethereum is now open to investors on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. Announced today, CoinShares, headed by former JPMorgan Chase trader Daniel Masters, is launching an exchange-traded note (ETN) for ether, the cryptocurrency that powers the ethereum blockchain. With the news, the ETN joins… Read More »

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Financial Forecaster Gary Shilling Won't Invest In a 'Black Box' Like Bitcoin

By | October 11, 2017

Financial Forecaster Gary Shilling Won't Invest In a 'Black Box' Like Bitcoin Financial forecaster Gary Shilling became the latest market analyst to critique cryptocurrencies, remarking yesterday that he views the technology as a “black box” he would not invest in. The president of Gary Shilling & Co, Inc and a frequent commentator on TV networks, Shilling told Business Insider he takes… Read More »

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 11

By | October 11, 2017

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 11 [unable to retrieve full-text content] Do you trade? What cryptocurrencies and why? Leave your comments below. Published at Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:29:59 +0000

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IT Giant Fujitsu Joins Major Banks for Blockchain Money Transfer Pilot

By | October 11, 2017

IT Giant Fujitsu Joins Major Banks for Blockchain Money Transfer Pilot Japanese IT giant Fujitsu and three major banks have announced plans to pilot a peer-to-peer money transfer system built with blockchain technology. In partnership with Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Fujitsu will field trial a cloud-based blockchain platform for sending funds between individuals, as… Read More »

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Ripio Raises $31 Million in Private Ethereum Token Sale

By | October 11, 2017

Ripio Raises $31 Million in Private Ethereum Token Sale Bitcoin startup Ripio has raised $31 million in an advanced sale for a forthcoming blockchain network. Formerly known as BitPagos, the Argentinian startup is raising the funds to build what it calls the Ripio Credit Network, which will utilize as an ethereum token as a medium of exchange between lenders… Read More »

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Op Ed Is There a Future for Banking in a Cryptocurrency-Dominated World

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Op Ed Is There a Future for Banking in a Cryptocurrency-Dominated World What is the future of banking, central banking and financial intermediation in a world in which cryptocurrency is dominant? Let’s speculate a bit, with the proviso that no one can fully anticipate how these markets will evolve. We can find hints in the speech by IMF… Read More »

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