Non-profit organization the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and blockchain start-up Elliptic have teamed up to tackle those using the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, to buy child sex abuse images online, the two announced today. London-based blockchain startup Elliptic has created a unique tool that has the ability to trace any suspicious transaction patterns of Bitcoin. Since its […]
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Counterparty is set to launch Ethereum’s Virtual Machine (EVM) on a testnet in two weeks with Counterparty developer Ruben de Vries making solid progress toward the end result, which will eventually bring Ethereum’s smart contract to Bitcoin. In late 2014, Counterparty carried out a Proof-of-Concept EVM port; however, in comparison, this port is the newest […]
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In a proposal today, the European Commission – the executive arm of the European Union – sought stricter rules on the use of virtual currencies like bitcoin. Citing reasons of terrorism and money laundering, the European Commission has proposed stricter rules for the use of virtual currencies, an official press release revealed today. The changes […]
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The Litecoin Association, which advocates on behalf of Litecoin, the third largest cryptocurrency in market capitalization, has teamed with the Litecoin Core development team on a Road Map 2016 outlining its plans for the future. The team is committed to improving the Litecoin experience. The roadmap includes organizational changes and several development enhancements to the […]
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Bitcoin price is being rejected by the prevailing $680 support and resistance level. The outlook remains that a consolidation is underway – prior to lift-off, but we keep a weary bearish eye on critical support just below price. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a […]
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The U.K. government needs to provide a ‘Brexit Blueprint,’ according to London’s FinTech community, that embraces the single market access and financial services passporting, as dread mounts in light of the Brexit vote. Innovate Finance recently conducted the survey of 100 member firms which looked at the fears surrounding London’s future as the capital for […]
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Abra, a non-custodial bitcoin wallet app that allows people to send money for free from their bank accounts, is now available in the U.S. and the Philippines, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced on its website. Abra is available on iPhone and Android in the U.S. The company’s goal is to be a global financial […]
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Zurich-based private and investment banking firm Vontobel has become the first Swiss issuer to offer a tracker certificate on bitcoin. Global private and investment banking institution Vontobel will become the first Swiss issuer to offer a bitcoin tracker certificate for subscription. Based on a classic tracker certificate (SSPA: 1300), the newly announced certificate on Bitcoin […]
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China is turning its attention to Bitcoin and generating massive amounts of Bitcoin as concerns grow over the vulnerability of the global financial sector says Chairman of China Smartpay Group. A recently published article of Joe Zhang’s in the South China Morning Post highlights the fact that while the Chinese government is cautious about Bitcoin […]
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A market study conducted by research and analysis firm Juniper speculates that bitcoin valuation will spike this year, citing the prospect of a Trump presidency in the US. Furthermore, the study finds that bitcoin transactions are speculated to exceed $92 billion in valuations this year, more than tripling the $27 billion value scaled in 2015. […]
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