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Bitcoin Demand Surges in Zimbabwe Following Successful Coup - Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:23:13 GMT

The price of Bitcoin surged by as much as 10% on the Zimbabwean exchange Golix in mid-November 2017 after the military successfully staged a coup d'état. The country is already known not to have a strong economy; Zimbabwe's peak month of inflation ...and more »

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Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis – BCH/USD Upsides Remain Capped - newsBTC

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:48:05 GMT

Bitcoin cash price recovered well from the $835 swing low against the US Dollar to trade above $1000. There is a major descending channel forming with resistance at $1225 on the 4-hours chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). Upsides remain capped ...and more »

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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – BTC/USD Eyes New High - newsBTC

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:20:26 GMT

Bitcoin price is in super bullish trend and it recently traded above $7950 against the US Dollar. There is a connecting resistance trend line forming with current barrier near $8050 on the 4-hours chart of BTC/USD (data feed from SimpleFX). The pair is ...and more »

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China's bitcoin miners, wary of tighter government scrutiny, make plans to move overseas - South China Morning Post

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:11:37 GMT

Chinese authorities have labelled bitcoin a commodity rather than a currency – but unlike coal or copper – mining in the digital world is open to anyone with an internet connection and the suitable hardware. By solving the complex computational ...

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China's bitcoin miners eye overseas move - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:01:07 GMT

Chinese authorities have labelled bitcoin a commodity rather than a currency - but unlike coal or copper - mining in the digital world is open to anyone with an internet connection and the suitable hardware. By solving the complex computational ...

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Hong Kong's bitcoin businesses suffer after local bank accounts frozen - South China Morning Post

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:47:06 GMT

Hong Kong's bitcoin entrepreneurs say they have been forced to open bank accounts overseas to operate their businesses, after local banks froze or closed their accounts, threatening the city's push to become a fintech hub. Staff at Hong Kong-based ...and more »

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Prominent US Politician Promoting Bitcoin-Based Retirement Investments - Bitcoinist

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:27:02 GMT

Bitcoin-based retirement instruments are increasingly attracting the interest of millennials, as well as influential politicians. In fact, former GOP Congressman Ron Paul is already encouraging people to buy Bitcoin-based retirement instruments.and more »

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Pac-Man meets bitcoin at Blenheim arcade -

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:01:01 GMT

An old-school arcade, in the retirement capital of New Zealand no less, complete with Pac-Man, pinball and teddy bear claw machines, has started using cryptocurrency. And actually, it's not that cryptic. Gamers at the Arcadia, in Blenheim, just need ...

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Bitcoin IRA: How to Save for Retirement Using Cryptocurrency - Hacked

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:07:34 GMT

The bitcoin IRA falls under a much broader umbrella of digital IRAs that are becoming increasingly popular in American investment circles. Digital IRAs are also part of a broader category of self-directed retirement accounts investors can use to ...and more »

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Want to buy Bitcoin? Do your homework first: BC regulators -

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:00:41 GMT

If you're considering dipping your toe into the world of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the agency charged with regulating B.C.'s markets has a message: do your homework. That's because the BC Securities Commission (BCSC), which watches over the ...

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First Long-Term LedgerX Bitcoin Option Pegs Price at $10,000 ... - CoinDesk

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:08:00 GMT

Called a Long-Term Equity Anticipation Security (LEAPS), the trade was matched by the platform this morning and is set to expire on December 28, 2018.and more »

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Overstock Announces Alaska as State Conducting Most Cryptocurrency Purchases - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:50:44 GMT

Overstock board member, Jonathan Johnson, has revealed the top five U.S. states that most frequently conduct purchases using cryptocurrency. Overstock became the first major retailer to accept bitcoin back in 2014, and now accepts roughly 50 different ...and more »

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Internet Archive Enables Donations With Zcash, Bitcoin Cash And Bitcoin - CryptoCoinsNews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:45:14 GMT

As a non-profit created to build an Internet library that offers permanent access to historical collections in digital format, Internet Archive has announced that it is now accepting donations in Bitcoin Cash and Zcash, in addition to bitcoin, which it ...and more »

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Japanese Publicly Listed Companies Launch Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:25 GMT

Two Japanese companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange have recently expanded their cryptocurrency operations into South Korea. One has partnered with a local company to launch a bitcoin exchange with a plan to add merchant services. The other ...and more »

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PR: Dentacoin Foundation and Uniblock Investment Consultancy, Singapore Announce Strategic Partnership - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:46:33 GMT

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Lightning Labs Performs Instant Atomic Swap Between Bitcoin and Litecoin - The Merkle

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:05:25 GMT

Cross-chain atomic swaps have been of great interest to cryptocurrency users for some time now. In most cases, these swaps are performed between different blockchains using old-school techniques. Lightning Labs has announced it has come up with a new ...and more »

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Miami Realtors Bullish On Accepting Bitcoin, List $3.5 Million Condo - CryptoCoinsNews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:02:47 GMT

Eric Fernandez, owner of Sol/Mar Real Estate, recently listed a $3.5 million penthouse condo at the Blue Diamond in Miami Beach, Fla. saying the owners would accept payment in bitcoin or Ethereum, according to the Miami New Times. Fernandez believes it ...

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Does Bitcoin Cash's Success Signal a Cryptocurrency Conflict? - Investopedia (blog)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:01:00 GMT

Bitcoin's price climbed to a new record high of more than $8,000 Friday before falling precipitously to around $5,600. At the same time, bitcoin cash, the three-month-old cryptocurrency cousin of bitcoin, also quadrupled in value overnight. Now, some ...and more »

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The bitcoin paradox - Livemint

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:56:54 GMT

1. Over the last 10 odd days, I have been a mute witness to conversations where multiple opinions have been exchanged on whether or not bitcoins ought to be part of an investment portfolio. As things are, it is a hotly debated subject. Bitcoins are ...

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Tumblebit™ from Stratis – a Trustless, Decentralized, Privacy Solution for Sending or Receiving Bitcoin - The Merkle

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:38:00 GMT

Masternode owners can provide a Tumblebit™ service, acting as a Bitcoin tumbler. A Bitcoin tumbler allows users to send or receive Bitcoin in a more anonymous fashion, because your transaction is mixed, or 'tumbled' with dozens of other transactions ...and more »

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Mark Karpeles Wants to Resurrect Mt Gox with an ICO - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:30:58 GMT

Yes, you read that right. Fallen figure Mark Karpeles wants to resurrect Mt Gox, which collapsed in 2014 with the loss of 850,000 bitcoins. He proposes using an ICO and he'd really like your help. Where else is he going to raise the required $245 million?and more »

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Bitcoin a Market for Miscreants & Millennials: 'Commodities King' Gartman - CryptoCoinsNews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:45:08 GMT

Hedge fund legend and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz may have viewed last week's bitcoin price decline as an opportunity to purchase $15 million to $20 million worth of BTC at a discount, but market forecaster Dennis Gartman maintains that there ...

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The Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 2: Satoshi's White Paper Breaks Your Economic Chains (Part 5) - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:19:10 GMT

The Nobel Prize economist predicted Bitcoin during a 1999 interview conducted by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation. Milton Friedman's brief statement is remarkable. Within a decade, a reliable e-cash was developed. Bitcoin did and does have a ...

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İlk Bitcoin-Litecoin Direkt Takası Gerçekleştirildi - Koin Bülteni

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:10:09 GMT

NASDAQ'ın sitesinde yayınlanan bir habere göre, Bitcoin ve Litecoin arasında gerçekleştirilen Blockchain'den bağımsız ilk “atomic swap” yani atomik takas başarıyla tamamlandı. Takası çok önemli kılan şey ise Blockchain'lerden bağımsız bir ...

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Bitcoin Cash Rally Continues as Value Soars Past $1250 - The Merkle

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:09:13 GMT

It would appear the Bitcoin Cash price rally is still in full effect. More specifically, we have seen the Bitcoin Cash price increasing for two days in a row now. Whether or not this is just another temporary trend or a sign of things to come remains ...and more »

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Bitcoin Has 'Unquantifiable Risk': UBS Investment Chief - CryptoCoinsNews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:32:25 GMT

The world's largest wealth manager says it does not plan to invest in bitcoin or other crypto assets due to the absence of government oversight and the lack of a clear exit strategy. 2017 has been a watershed year for bitcoin, and it will likely be ...and more »

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Bitcoin Conversation Volume Beats Talk of Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Google - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:04:10 GMT

While eggs must always first give way to chickens, in the case of Twitter discussion volume and bitcoin price rising things aren't exactly clear. Did the decentralized currency's massive value increase drive Tweets? Or, did the Twitterverse push ever ...and more »

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Major ATM Manufacturer Integrates Bitcoin, Exposure to Millions of Users - Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:01:47 GMT

Since 2014 Hyosung has collaborated with leading Bitcoin service providers within the South Korean cryptocurrency industry such as the Tim Draper-backed Coinplug. For over three years Hyosung has enabled South Korean ATM users to buy and sell ...

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Bitcoin Play Speaks to Square's Innovation, Not Bitcoin's Validation, Says CFO - CryptoCoinsNews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:12:48 GMT

Sarah Friar, CFO and operations lead at Square, told CNBC that her company's recent move to enable bitcoin trading stands as a testimony to its innovation as opposed to a validation of bitcoin, according to a recent report. Square's cash app, which is ...

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Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain to Add Support for Bitcoin Cash (and SegWit) - CryptoCoinsNews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:13:36 GMT

Bitcoin wallet service Blockchain has announced it will add full support for bitcoin cash across all its platforms by the end of Q1 2018. The company says it is also working on integrating SegWit support in its wallet products. Blockchain made the ...and more »

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Path Towards Better Privacy in Bitcoin Becomes Clearer, But Will Still Take Time - CoinJournal (blog)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:52:00 GMT

While bitcoin is often referred to as an anonymous online currency that is used by criminals on the dark web, the reality is that the P2P digital cash system does not offer much privacy to its users at all. Many blockchain analytics companies have ...and more »

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$3.5 Million: Turkish Kidnapping Gang Targeting Bitcoin Holders Busted - CryptoCoinsNews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:45:58 GMT

According to Turkish newspaper Habertürk, police recently managed to capture a gang of five extortionists in Merter, a suburb west of Istanbul, one of the country's biggest cities, making it the first time police carried out an operation in a bitcoin ...and more »

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Millions Gone? Broker Takes Fire for Bitcoin Cash Freeze - CoinDesk

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMT

As the cryptocurrency bitcoin cash surged to a high of $2,500 last weekend, clients of Trading 212, a brokerage based in the U.K., Germany and Bulgaria, were sitting on fat profits, in some cases hundreds of thousands of pounds. That is, until Sunday ...and more »

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VC Expert Gurley: Bitcoin is Incredible Store of Value - Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:03:45 GMT

Venture Capitalist expert and investor Bill Gurley believes Bitcoin is an incredible store of value. In an interview with CNBC, the financier made it clear he believes that a bullish future for Bitcoin is a certainty given its utility in destabilized ...and more »

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Japanese Financial Authority Clarifies Policy on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:03:24 GMT

The Japanese Financial Services Agency has recently published a document clarifying its financial administrative policies, including its policy on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Also read: Bitcoin-Based Ethereum Rival RSK Set to ...and more »

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PR: Options Trading to Launch Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in q4 2017 - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:50:46 GMT

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. does not endorse nor support this product/service. is not responsible for or liable for any ...and more »

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Privacy-Centric Protocol Mimblewimble Now Being Trialed on the Bitcoin Testnet - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:40:25 GMT

Back in August of 2016, a paper named after the Harry Potter movie series called “Mimblewimble” was proposed to the bitcoin community. The concept aims to offer “near complete” bitcoin transaction anonymity and the project has intrigued many ...and more »

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Bitcoin investments new attraction for Indians, say experts - Economic Times

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:24:30 GMT

NEW DELHI: Experts involved or associated with the Bitcoin industry, maintain that it has emerged as a new attraction for Indians who are keen to augment their wealth, notwithstanding calls issued by the Supreme Court to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI ...and more »

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Bitcoin is hitting new highs—here's why it might not be a bubble - Ars Technica UK

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:08:49 GMT

In early September, one Bitcoin was worth almost $5,000. Then the Chinese government cracked down on cryptocurrency investments, and Bitcoin's value plunged 40 percent in a matter of days, reaching a low below $3,000. But Bitcoin bounced back.and more »

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Bitcoin Bears Get Boost with Swiss Short Notes Offering Limited Loss Potential - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:04:01 GMT

Up until today, market sentiment has been all bull on the world's most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. News of pending futures from Chicago by Christmas, price upticks, and all-time highs ignore bears altogether. Now from Schweiz comes the first set ...and more »

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European Central Bank Considering Bitcoin Regulation According to Council Member - Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:04:11 GMT

... struggling to cope with Blockchain technology and the digital currencies it has spawned. Regulators seem to be thoroughly confused, with nations like China taking a highly restrictive approach, but countries like Japan officially making Bitcoin ...

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The world's biggest wealth manager won't touch bitcoin - New Zealand Herald

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:20:13 GMT

UBS Group, the world's largest wealth manager, isn't prepared to make portfolio allocations to bitcoin because of a lack of government oversight, the bank's chief investment officer said. Bitcoin has also not reached the critical mass to be considered ...and more »

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Coinbase Custody Targets $10 Billion in Institutional Funds for Bitcoin Investment - Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:50:05 GMT

According to Armstrong, Coinbase currently holds $9 billion in user funds in various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin. Coinbase Custody is exclusively for institutional investors with at least $10 mln on deposit. There is a $100,000 initial setup fee ...and more »

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Amaury Séchet Proposes New Bitcoin Cash Address Format for January 14 - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:43:13 GMT

This week, the lead developer for Bitcoin ABC, Amaury Séchet, sent out a proposal via the developer's mailing list to upgrade the address format for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. Séchet says the need to change the address format is “pressing” and the ...and more »

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Coinbase Announce Cryptocurrency Custodianship as Institutional Money Floods In - Bitcoin News (press release)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:11:35 GMT

It's hard to keep pace with the spate of stories surrounding institutional support for bitcoin right now. From futures contracts to bitcoin trading desks, big money is pouring into cryptocurrency. Coinbase have thrust their weight behind the growing ...and more »

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Ron Paul is shilling for a Bitcoin retirement fund exactly where you'd expect - Mashable

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:09:00 GMT

Why that would be Bitcoin. That's right, the former congressman is shilling for Bitcoin on Fox News. But not just any old cryptocurrency will do for the man terrified of the Federal Reserve. Nope, Paul wants you to put your hard-earned bucks into a ...

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Police: It's nearly impossible to track down Bitcoin scammers - CityNews

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:04:49 GMT

A technological twist on an old Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) phone scam is making it almost impossible to catch assailants, say police. Phone scammers are getting their victims to deposit money into a Bitcoin machine — turning that cash into a digital ...and more »

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