Turkish Coup: Further Cause to Consider Investing in Bitcoin?

Was bitcoin’s price spike yesterday in response to the attempted Turkish military coup? Current events continue to make the case for bitcoin as an investment, according to Orange Peel Investments, an investment firm that describes itself as “long” on bitcoin. The company contributed an opinion about bitcoin’s role as an investment in Seeking Alpha.   Turkish […]

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Leader and Lead Developer Quit JPMorgan’s Blockchain Project “Juno”

JPMorgan has lost two of its senior leaders on its blockchain project, Juno, as they embark on starting up their own blockchain startup, a report by Quartz revealed. Will Martino, the lead developer and Stuart Popejoy, the head of Juno started Kadena.io in June; however, the two departures signify the difficult task that financial institutions have […]

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The President of Pro-Bitcoin Liberland Has a FirstBorn

All hail! The president of Liberland, an anarchist country declared between Croatia and Serbia, has had a baby. The country previously declared it would use digital currency, specifically bitcoin,  as its national currency. “The objective of the founders of the new state is to build a country where honest people can prosper without being oppressed […]

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Indian Authorities Investigate Darknet and Bitcoin Roles in Drug Trafficking

Indian authorities are investigating two syndicates selling drugs over the darknet using bitcoin. R.R. Bhatnagar, the director general of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), said that for the first time, the bureau has detected drug dealers using bitcoin and the darknet operating illegal drug trafficking in India. The NCB investigations have indicated that some of […]

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Research: US Blockchain Industry Big on Bitcoin, UK Most Diverse

Research suggests that while the U.K. may be behind the U.S. with the number of blockchain startups, it leads the way in diversity compared to any other country. The world’s first blockchain startup tracker was introduced by Outlier Ventures in May of this year. Its aim was to provide a comprehensive overview of the various […]

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EU IP Office: Pirates Are Accepting Bitcoin to Hide Criminal Proceeds

In a newly released report, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has analyzed certain websites or ‘business models’ that infringe on intellectual property rights, some of which that relies on bitcoin and TOR. The EUIPO, the authority that manages the EU trade mark and works alongside the IP offices of other EU member commissioned a […]

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iPayYou Allows Users to Send Bitcoin via Twitter

iPayYou, a bitcoin wallet that allows users to send bitcoin to people who don’t have bitcoin accounts, has introduced Pay-by-Twitter, enabling users to send bitcoin directly to Twitter accounts. iPayYou becomes the first full-service wallet that enables peer-to-peer payments over the Twitter social media network. Users can send payments via email without the recipient having a […]

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Bitcoin Price Advance Still Unconfirmed

Bitcoin price pushed higher in a small advancing wave today, Although the price wave resembles the initial stages of advance, there is not yet high confidence that the push higher will continue. 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 […]

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Miners Vote Overwhelmingly in Support of Ethereum’s Hardfork

In just three days, Ethereum is to undertake the first of its kind hardfork in the digital currency space. With Geth, Parity and Mist all having a hardfork release, all eyes are now on the miners. Ethpool/Ethermine was the first to open the decision to miners with more than 81% voting in support of the […]

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