US Health Department Blockchain Research Contest Sees 15 Winners

15 winners have been selected by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) following its blockchain research challenge. Announced last month, the HHS sought whitepapers as a part of the “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge”, […]

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Bitcoin Price Consolidation Holds Course

Bitcoin price pulls lower toward horizontal support near $560. The outlook remains that the market is engaged in a sideways base formation prior to advance. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 14h00 UTC Wednesday Bitstamp […]

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Untraceable Cryptocurrency Monero is Booming

The value of Monero has more than tripled in the last ten days moving from around $2.47 to $8.10 as at the time of this publication. Described as the new digital currency that online drug-dealers have started to adopt because it enables them to conduct business with more anonymity, the price of two-year-old Monero skyrocketed lately, […]

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DirectBet Sees Influx of Ethereum Bettors

DirectBet, the leading Cryptocurrency Sportsbook, Racebook & Casino, is now accepting Ethereum and is the first major company to accept Ether as a coin. “We are now seeing lots of Ethereum enthusiasts betting with their Ether on Sports, Horse Racing, Politics and other special events such as the Eurovision, as well as playing our provably […]

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R3 Blockchain Consortium Sees American Insurance Giant MetLife Join Ranks

  MetLife Inc., one of the largest insurers in the world has joined the R3-led blockchain consortium that now counts 60 of the world’s largest financial institutions. Insurance giant MetLife is the latest financial institution to join the financial private blockchain consortium led by New York-based startup R3. MetLife will partner and interact with other […]

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Apple Battles Australian Banks over Access to Apple Pay Platform

Apple Inc. is battling with five of Australia’s banks that are seeking to negotiate collectively with Apple for access to its mobile payment technology. Over the last several months, the banks have complained Apple is not permitting access to mobile payment technology. Commonwealth Bank of Austrailia, National Australia Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation, Adelaide Bank and Bendigo have applied […]

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Keza App Relaunched, Enabling Bitcoin Investing In U.S. Stocks

Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) has acquired the bitcoin-powered Keza app which allows users to invest in mainstream U.S. stocks, and has relaunched it. The Keza app closed in April shortly after launching, CCN reported. The project had received $357,000 in funding backed by Digital Currency Group and Jason Calacanis of HOF Capital. Keza also promised […]

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Former CIA Analyst Says Terrorists Utilize Bitcoin to Boost Funding

A former counterterrorism analyst for the CIA has found that terrorists are utilizing innovative technologies to boost their funding, one of which is through the use of bitcoin. Yaya Fanusie is the director of analysis for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) who previously spent seven years as […]

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Moscow to Use Blockchain Tech in ‘Active Citizen’ Project

Government officials in Moscow are willing to explore and implement the potential and uses of blockchain technology in various applications including the Active Citizen project. The city government initiative is a technology-laden program aimed to make citizens of Moscow more inclusive in affecting government decisions. The Department of Information Technology of Moscow is ready to […]

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Bitcoin Price Outlook Above $550 Positive

Bitcoin price pushes higher, again, from horizontal support zone near $560. The outlook remains that the market is engaged in a sideways base formation prior to advance. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 13h00 UTC […]

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