Coinbase Releases ‘Buy Widget’ To Simplify Buying Bitcoin

Coinbase has introduced Coinbase Buy Widget to make it easier for users to buy bitcoin, the company announced in a blog. The hosted widget can be embedded and is configurable. The widget enables users to buy bitcoin using debit cards, delivers bitcoin to a specified address instantly, and provides a seamless user experience. Users can […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Constricted Price Slump

Bitcoin price continues holding a sideways course since the $550 high. Advance to $600 should be next but bull-headed buying into bearish technical conditions prevents the current price correction from completing, thereby, also delaying advance. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now […]

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Startups to Enable Bitcoin Purchasing at Australian Newsstands

In a move that could potentially boost bitcoin usage in the country, two Australian tech startups will set out to launch an over-the-counter platform for selling bitcoin for everyday consumers. An endeavor to make bitcoin more accessible and usable will see 1,200 newsagents (small retailers and newsstands) across Australia selling the cryptocurrency over the counter. […]

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Hong Kong Insurance Firm AIA Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

New York-based R3, the blockchain startup heading the prominent private banking blockchain consortium has now added Hong Kong-based life insurance group AIA. Blockchain startup R3 is continuing its foray to recruit Asian financial institutions with the addition of AIA Group, a Hong Kong-based life insurance group to its roster of global members. The AIA Group, […]

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On the Bitcoin Trickle down Effect

Venture Capitalist firms have taken a liking to Bitcoin and invested millions of dollars into the industry in 2015, including some of Silicon Valley’s best-known venture firms. The question is: Has there been a Bitcoin trickle down effect? But, first, let’s define a Bitcoin trickle-down effect. It’s not like Reaganomics, in the low tax, political sense. […]

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Portfolio Manager High On Cash, Suggests Bitcoin For Diversification

Chris DeMuth Jr., a portfolio manager at Rangeley Capital, writing in prominent investor portal Seeking Alpha, suggests investors optimize their cash holdings and put 10% of it in bitcoin. DeMuth began his explanation with an overview of the current investing environment. He noted the stock market is very pricey. Stock Market Pricey The stock market price is currently […]

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Uphold Partners Bitwage to Enable Ether Payroll

Starting today, digital assets exchange Uphold has enabled Ether — the token value of the Ethereum blockchain – trading on its platform after including the second largest cryptocurrency behind bitcoin in its stable of supported digital assets. Furthermore, a partnership with payroll service startup Bitwage will allow users to receive their wages in Ether. With […]

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Microsoft Partners Blockchain Firms to Develop Legal-ID System

Microsoft is partnering with ConsenSys, an Ethereum-coder collective, and Blockstack Labs, an application stack for decentralized, server-less apps secured by the blockchain, in trying to improve the state of the millions of people – mostly children – who face severe challenges from having no legal identity. The partners are engaged in a long-term project to […]

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Economist Argues Bitcoin Isn’t Real Money in Miami Money Laundering Case

An argument being presented in an American courtroom will alarm many common sense observers: bitcoin isn’t real money, so someone accused of laundering it shouldn’t be convicted of money laundering. This is the argument that attorneys are using in asking a Florida judge to dismiss money laundering charges against Michell Espinoza, a Miami man who […]

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