Ripple Price Consolidates, But Could It 'Swell' Higher

By | October 5, 2017

Ripple Price Consolidates, But Could It 'Swell' Higher The cryptocurrency that powers Ripple’s XRP ledger is showing signs it may be consolidating ahead of a boost. At press time, the XRP-U.S. dollar (XRP/USD) exchange rate seems to be building a base around $0.20-levels. The third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has gained 2.56 percent in the last 24… Read More »

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BlackRock Exec No Point in Bitcoin ETF

By | October 5, 2017

BlackRock Exec No Point in Bitcoin ETF An executive for the world’s largest asset manager said this week that he doesn’t see the case for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Speaking with Bloomberg on October 3, Mark Wiedman, who serves as Global Head of iShares and Index Investments for BlackRock, was asked about his views on the prospects… Read More »

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Singapore Drafting AML Regulations Around Cryptocurrency

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Singapore Drafting AML Regulations Around Cryptocurrency News law and legislation The Monetary Authority of Singapore is currently crafting regulations to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing in the crypto sphere. Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who also serves as Minister in Charge of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has revealed that MAS is in the process… Read More »

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Mark Cuban Calls Blockchain 'A Great Platform For Future Technology'

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Mark Cuban Calls Blockchain 'A Great Platform For Future Technology' News business and finance Mark Cuban recently related his thoughts on the merits of blockchain technology and how he perceives the metrics of value behind them. It’s no secret that the markets surrounding currencies underpinned by blockchain technology have borne the scrutiny and tongue lashings of many, including… Read More »

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Central Banks and the IMF Warm Up to Centralized Digital Currencies

By | October 5, 2017

Central Banks and the IMF Warm Up to Centralized Digital Currencies Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, is considering whether the country should introduce a purely digital form of government-backed money, perhaps using distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) similar to the blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin. This move is part of a recent trend: around the world, nations are considering cryptocurrencies… Read More »

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 5

By | October 5, 2017

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 5 The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. * All the market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. With no breaking… Read More »

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Blockchain Courses in Universities: A New Supply for a New Demand

By | October 5, 2017

Blockchain Courses in Universities: A New Supply for a New Demand As the market cap for cryptocurrencies grows each day, it becomes harder and harder for the world to ignore this burgeoning market. The financial industry currently has a large demand for Blockchain specialists and cryptocurrency experts, the only problem is, there is not a large enough supply… Read More »

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Crimean Council of Ministers Fires Employees for Mining Bitcoin Using Government Computers

By | October 5, 2017

Crimean Council of Ministers Fires Employees for Mining Bitcoin Using Government Computers Two officials of the Crimean Council of Ministers were terminated after they were caught mining Bitcoin using government computers as of early October 2017. The officials allegedly installed “malicious software” on the government’s server, and programmed more than a dozen computers for the mining of Bitcoin.… Read More »

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Venezuelan Central Bank Explores Crypto In Quest To Strengthen Economy

By | October 5, 2017

Venezuelan Central Bank Explores Crypto In Quest To Strengthen Economy News world Venezuela has begun to explore the possibility of deploying a state-backed cryptocurrency as a strategy to shore up its ailing economy. The Central Bank of Venezuela convened a symposium yesterday that included representatives of the bank’s foreign exchange system, known as DICOM, and private sector experts… Read More »

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Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e Operator Vinnik Faces US Trial Unless Supreme Court Intervenes

By | October 5, 2017

Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e Operator Vinnik Faces US Trial Unless Supreme Court Intervenes Greece has told alleged BTC-e (WEX.nz) operator Alexander Vinnik he will face trial in the US unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise. As Reuters reports Wednesday, Vinnik, who the US seeks on charges relating to money laundering, hacking and drug trafficking, will now appeal against the… Read More »

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