Infosys Aims for New Blockchain & Fintech Jobs in Ireland

Indian software services giant Infosys is looking to double its existing staff in Ireland by adding 250 new jobs in areas such as blockchain and analytics. A new expansion plan by Infosys will include new jobs at the company’s first dedicated, product-centric research and development lab outside India in its endeavor to expand operations in Ireland. The company notes that 95 jobs will be added to the facility while a second Irish facility is expected to gain 155 new jobs. The R&D center is specifically positioned to focus on Fintech research …

Did Bitcoin Investment Trust Trading Push November Price Rally?

Trading in the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), an open-ended trust invested exclusively in bitcoin, may have contributed to the November spike in bitcoin’s price, according to The Wall Street Journal. On Oct. 21, for the first time, the spread between publicly-traded shares in the fund and the bitcoin price became negligible. On Nov. 3, 71,000 shares traded and the bitcoin price surged. A spokesman for the trust said the narrowed spread probably attracted investors to BIT. Arbitragers often try to profit from changes between assets and price, but do so, …

Will Bitcoin Price Respond to Wider Market Reversals?

Bitcoin price has traded sideways for almost two days and we look at the momentum indicators for clues as to which way next. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the code CCN29. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 14h30 UTC OKCoin 3Mth 1-Hour Chart From the analysis pages of xbt.social, earlier today: Three grey arrows highlight the indicator conditions at the point of advance for the last three …

Bitcoin Miner Bitfury Recruits a Former Deputy White House Press Secretary

A former White House employee and a close aide to President Obama has now taken the role of the Global Chief of Communications at Bitcoin miner Bitfury. A PR veteran who was previously serving as the Deputy White House Press Secretary and Special Assistant to President Obama has now accepted the role of global chief of communications at prominent bitcoin miner, Bitfury. Jamie Elizabeth Smith, has also served as Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She was also the Director of Communications for …

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Unseals Charges Against ‘Variety Jones’ In Silk Road Marketplace

A team of federal law enforcement officials in New York have announced the unsealing of charges against Roger Thomas Clark, a senior adviser to Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht. According to the unsealed charges, Clark was a close confidante to Ulbricht and advised him on all aspects of Silk Road operations. Clark, arrested on Dec. 3, 2015 in Thailand, is pending extradition to the U.S. In announcing the charges, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Clark served as a trusted confidante to …

Cryptsy’s Bitcoin Withdrawal Troubles Continue

A reader wrote to CCN letting us know that he has had severe withdrawal problems with Cryptsy, the exchange which recently went offline, supposedly as a result of distributed denial of service attacks. The user said that the stalled withdrawal process began on November 29th, as confirmed in the screenshot below. He was trying to withdraw 0.2 bitcoins and nearly 240,000 reddcoins. CCN is cautious about publishing these stories, in that we’re aware of a policy Cryptsy has in place that unverified user accounts can only withdraw a very …

Blockchain Notarization Service Stampery Simplifies Lawyers’ Tasks

Stampery, a service that certifies records and documents on the blockchain, says lawyers working with sensitive documents are one of its main user groups, according to International Business Times. The other two main groups are creatives looking to establish ownership rights and companies that generate prior art of intellectual property.   Lawyers receive a lot of documents and have to do a lot of due diligence, including getting documents notarized. By using Stampery, they can drag and drop zip documents to Stampery rather than sending them in a CD to a notary. …

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bullish Days

Bitcoin price crossed two important overhead resistance levels earlier today and the last 24 hours’ advance has biased the charts to a bullish outlook at most timeframes. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the code CCN29. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 14h30 UTC BTCC 4-Hour Chart From the analysis pages of xbt.social, earlier today: All of the timeframes are bullish after the past day’s rapid advance. The …

Bitcoin Price Advancing In A Correction?

Bitcoin price spent Saturday day-time in persistent advance. At the time of writing this analysis price has fallen back to support. Which side of support the arket settles price today will determine if next week falls into decline or sees renewed advance. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the code CCN29. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 14h30 UTC OKCoin 3Mth 15-Minute Chart From the analysis pages of xbt….

Ukraine’s Largest Bank Helps Integrate Bitcoin as a Payment

PrivatBank, Ukraine’s largest bank by assets is now offering online retailers the ability to receive Bitcoin as a payment before directly converting it into fiat currency that is deposited into the merchant’s account, as reported by PSM7. Upon the completion of its testing, PrivatBank is now offering online retailers the means to obtain a settlement in Bitcoin. The announcement was made by Christina Karmazin, head of E-Commerce at PrivatBank at a conference in Kiev, Ukraine today. Ukrainian online publication Payspace Magazine, reported the news that was revealed at the “Cross-border …