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Datablink Introduces a New Bitcoin Transaction Security Solution - Markets Insider

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:22:05 GMT

The majority of bitcoin and other digital currency transactions are initiated with a simple username and password over a single band, making them vulnerable to attack. Datablink looks to offer a simple and fast process for providers to differentiate ...

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Bitcoin options to become available in fall after CFTC approval - The Edge Markets MY

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:10:00 GMT

The New York-based company plans to offer one to six month bitcoin-to-dollars options contracts in late September to early October, LedgerX Chief Executive Officer Paul Chou said in a telephone interview. Contracts for other digital currencies ...and more »

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Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Forecast – Prices Continue Consolidation - FX Empire

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:59:59 GMT

We had mentioned in our forecast yesterday that the bitcoin prices are likely to consolidate and range near their range highs in the short term and that is what has been happening over the past 24 hours. We are back near the highs of its range, where ...

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Bitcoin and Ethereum options on the way as LedgerX gets derivatives clearing designation - LeapRate

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:41:26 GMT

LedgerX, which was also granted an order of registration as a Swap Execution Facility on July 6, 2017, initially plans to clear bitcoin options. The terms and conditions of the order require, among other things, that LedgerX comply with applicable ...and more »

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Bitcoin Hedge Fund Launches Ethereum-Subscribed ICO Investment Vehicle - CoinDesk

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:33:14 GMT

The operators of a regulated, Jersey-based bitcoin hedge fund have officially closed a new $5 million fund aimed at investing in cryptocurrency tokens and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Backed by fund manager and former JP Morgan trader Daniel Masters ...

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This Australian Bitcoin exchange startup just raised $815000 to expand globally and add Ethereum to its platform - Business Insider Australia

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:23:19 GMT

An Australian Bitcoin trading startup has secured $815,000 in a series A round it says was oversubscribed by double the original target amount. Melbourne-based Bitcoin.com.au that allows everyday Australians to buy and sell Bitcoins — including the ...and more »

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UK bitcoin exchange Coinfloor states policy with respect to Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash - CryptoNinjas

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:36 GMT

Coinfloor, the well-regarded bitcoin exchange based out of London has announced today their policy with respect to a possible hard fork on the Bitcoin network. From August 1st, there is a definite possibility that two incompatible versions of Bitcoin ...and more »

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This startup aims to take bitcoin into real world with visa card - ETtech.com

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:52:17 GMT

Tenx's bid to make digital currencies easier to spend comes amid massive volatility and infighting within the cryptocurrency community. Bitcoin, the most popular, slumped after reaching a record in June amid concerns about a split in two, only to ...and more »

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Considering using bitcoin to store wealth? Here's what you need to know - Talk of the Town (press release)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:49:53 GMT

However‚ bitcoin is rarely used to buy and sell everyday goods but used as an investment or for trading. Marketer and bitcoin owner Justin McCarthy says it is not worth buying and selling ordinary goods like bills‚ food and clothing in bitcoin as its ...and more »

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 07/25/2017 – Is That a Bullish Flag? - newsBTC

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:47:00 GMT

Bitcoin price is still stuck in its symmetrical triangle pattern just below its all-time highs. A downside break could inspire a larger correction from the rally while an upside break could lead to the creation of new record highs. Technical indicators ...and more »

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Bitcoin Goes Legit - Money Morning Australia

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:42:10 GMT

In my view, bitcoin now falls into line with gold. That is, it's either a currency or an asset. Like gold, bitcoin can act as a medium of exchange for goods and services. However it also has the potential to be a store of wealth outside of fiat ...and more »

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Investors offered new and easy way into Bitcoin market - Scoop.co.nz

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:50:00 GMT

Bitcoins are best described as highly idiosyncratic mathematical numbers that take the shape of coins. Bitcoins are created through intense computer “mining” operations that require an abundance of processing power and time. A limited number of ...and more »

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LedgerX First To Get CFTC Approval For BitCoin Trading - Law360 (subscription)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:57:00 GMT

Law360, New York (July 24, 2017, 9:57 PM EDT) -- New York-based investment startup LedgerX announced Monday that it is the first to get approval to operate a federally regulated exchange and clearinghouse for derivatives contracts that trade in digital ...and more »

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3 Must Read Stories: Bitcoin Options, Australia's LNG Mess, the Rise of China's Rich Kids, - Barron's

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:58:17 GMT

Well, it seems traders will soon be able to trade options on Bitcoin and possibly ethereum, two digital currencies that have been in the news for their spectacular gains and their equally spectacular declines in value. CNBC has the details on the ...and more »

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More on crypto currencies - Bitcoin options contracts coming soon (September) - ForexLive

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:53:06 GMT

A piece in Bloomberg on LedgerX LLC, who have just receivd approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to operate as a federally-regulated exchange and clearing house for derivatives contracts settling in digital currencies. Plans to ...and more »

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You Can Now Pay for Your University Degree with Cryptocurrency - The Merkle

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:04:45 GMT

Cryptocurrency has taken the online e-currency market by storm in recent years. The likes of Bitcoin have gone all out and it's currently the fastest growing e-currency in the world by a considerable margin. As of July 2017, Bitcoin has made investors ...and more »

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Dark Net Drug Dealer "Area 51', Paid in Bitcoin, Sentenced to 6 Years - Inverse

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:51:11 GMT

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a joint-press conference with law enforcement officials from around the world to trumpet work by the FBI and other agencies that successfully brought down AlphaBay, the latest drug marketplace on the ...

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CFTC Approves First Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange and Clearinghouse - Bitcoin News (press release)

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:30:10 GMT

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved institutional bitcoin derivatives platform Ledgerx LLC as the first federally-regulated bitcoin options exchange and clearinghouse. Ledgerx plans to start trading bitcoin options in the ...and more »

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How Bitcoin is infiltrating the $60bn global art market - BBC News

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:18:26 GMT

Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain? Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art gallery in London's famous Cork Street. She was born in Georgia in the Caucasus and was "breastfed by ...and more »

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How Bitcoin is infiltrating the $60bn global art market - BBC News

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:49 GMT

Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain? Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art gallery in London's famous Cork Street. She was born in Georgia in the Caucasus and was "breastfed by ...and more »

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Q: When is a Bitcoin not a Bitcoin? A: When it's Cash! - Bitcoinist

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:14:58 GMT

Less than a week ago BIP91 became locked-in and we all cheered. The risk of a major split in our beloved Bitcoin had passed. We could all get back to sipping our fine wine and HODLing like crazy. End of story.and more »

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Casino Banking in PayPal and Bitcoin – A Comparison - The Merkle

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:59:41 GMT

Players can conveniently handle banking using a number of international and local methods. With so many options, which ones make the most sense? Let's take a look at two of the increasingly popular banking options at online casino sites, Bitcoin and ...

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Bitcoin Options Will Be Available This Fall - Bloomberg

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:58:18 GMT

The New York-based company plans to offer one to six month bitcoin-to-dollars options contracts in late September to early October, LedgerX Chief Executive Officer Paul Chou said in a telephone interview. Contracts for other digital currencies ...and more »

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LedgerX gets US approval for derivatives on digital currencies - Nasdaq

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:53:01 GMT

(Adds comment from LedgerX interview, details, byline) By Gertrude Chavez-DreyfussNEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Commission said on Monday it has granted New York-based LedgerX, a bitcoin options exchange, the first ...and more »

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Bitcoin Options Exchange Wins Approval From CFTC - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:38:35 GMT

On Monday, a bitcoin options exchange called LedgerX won approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to clear bitcoin options, making it the first U.S. federally regulated platform of its kind. The venue will allow traders to place options ...and more »

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How to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum as simply and securely as possible - ForexLive

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:36:45 GMT

All the biggest trading floors in the world have screens locked on ForexLive™. We provide real-time forex news and analysis at the highest level while making it accessible for less-experienced traders.and more »

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Cryptocurrency Market Cap Crosses $95 Billion…Again - CoinTelegraph

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:20:38 GMT

As investors began to do research and realize that the coming scaling debate could potentially split Bitcoin and orphan part of the blockchain, money began to flee Bitcoin and other coins as well. News about hackers stealing Ethereum didn't help the ...and more »

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Suspension Lifted: Japanese Exchanges and Merchants Resume Bitcoin Services - Bitcoin News (press release)

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:15:54 GMT

Japanese exchanges have resumed bitcoin deposits and withdrawals after suspending them on July 23. These exchanges are members of the Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA). Merchant services were also suspended, causing Japanese ...and more »

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Bitcoin platform scores key greenlight from Wall Street regulator - MarketWatch

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:13:55 GMT

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Monday granted a license to an entity to serve as a derivative-trading platform for bitcoin BTCUSD, -2.88% and other cybercurrencies like Ethereum's ether. The CFTC approved New York-based LedgerX to ...and more »

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Goldman Sachs to Bitcoin Investors: Be Patient, Bitcoin Over $3600 - CoinTelegraph

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:12:56 GMT

Jafari made news at the beginning of the month when she suggested Bitcoin could rise to nearly $4000 by the end of the year. The suggestion drove some to invest in Bitcoin at a time when the prices were relatively high. The correction last week, before ...

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Bitcoin Options to Become Available in Fall After CFTC Approval - BloombergQuint

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:03:23 GMT

The New York-based company plans to offer one to six month bitcoin-to-dollars options contracts in late September to early October, LedgerX Chief Executive Officer Paul Chou said in a telephone interview. Contracts for other digital currencies ...and more »

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LedgerX Receives CFTC Mandate as Bitcoin Derivatives Clearing Organization - Finance Magnates

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:57:58 GMT

LedgerX plans to list and clear fully collateralized, physically settled options on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Upon request, LedgerX was also granted an exemption from complying with certain CFTC regulations due to its fully-collateralized ...and more »

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Cryptocurrency exchanges reopen for bitcoin business - Nikkei Asian Review

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:47:00 GMT

Bitbank, one of Japan's largest such exchanges, restarted bitcoin deposits and withdrawals at 3 p.m. Monday. Bitpoint Japan, a subsidiary of Remixpoint, reopened at 4 p.m., while Zaif and Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange resumed services during the 3 p.m. ...and more »

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'Unrealistic': BIP 91 Creator James Hilliard Has Choice Words for Segwit2x - CoinDesk

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:44:41 GMT

Rather, that's his choice of description for Segwit2x, the controversial technical roadmap announced by bitcoin's startups and miners in May, and that has been the center of widespread debate ever since. Like many developers, Hilliard is openly ...and more »

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You may soon be able to trade options on bitcoin, ethereum - CNBC

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:13:59 GMT

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Monday it unanimously approved digital currency-trading platform LedgerX for clearing derivatives. LedgerX initially plans to clear bitcoin options, the release said. "A U.S. federally-regulated ...and more »

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Kosovo to Get First Bitcoin ATM, As Its Central Bank Warns Against Cryptocurrencies - CryptoCoinsNews

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:07:30 GMT

The bitcoin ATM will initially only work with bitcoin, but support for 10 other cryptocurrencies will then be added. According to Telegrafi, the ATM will support the most popular cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. Albsivion ...

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Singapore-based start-up takes bitcoin into real world - The Straits Times

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:03:18 GMT

A recurring challenge for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is how to make them work in the real world. A Singapore-based start-up says the answer is its Visa card. TenX is pitching its debit card as an instant converter of multiple digital currencies ...and more »

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CFTC Approves LedgerX Bitcoin CCP - www.waterstechnology.com

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:02:52 GMT

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) gave its long-awaited approval to LedgerX's derivatives clearing organization (DCO) application on July 24, which will permit the firm to clear swaps on bitcoin. “A U.S. federally-regulated venue for ...and more »

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Options Trading For Bitcoin Receives Key Approval - ETF Daily News (blog)

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:51:39 GMT

“Participants in the LedgerX venue will be able to obtain and hedge bitcoin and other digital currencies using exchange-traded and centrally-cleared options contracts,” stated a release from LedgerX. “Initially, LedgerX anticipates listing one to six ...and more »

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Disaster Averted: Bitcoin Stock Bounces Back - Fortune

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:44:50 GMT

Bitcoin avoided splitting into two companies as its network supported an upgrade to its software. E-mail; Tweet; Facebook; Linkedin. Share icons. TECH · MANAGEMENT · FINANCE · MARKETS · CAREERS · AUTOS · INTERNATIONAL · RETAIL · FEATURES ...

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Why Bitcoin Splits, What Bitcoin Cash Is and What All This Mess Is About - Coinspeaker

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:28:24 GMT

The whole cryptocurrency community is debating about the possible split of Bitcoin into two coins – Bitcoin Cash (BCC) and Bitcoin Core that will keep the name and ticker of original Bitcoin. Lets' clear out what the hot-button Bitcoin Cash is and what ...and more »

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LedgerX gets U.S. approval for derivatives on digital currencies - Reuters

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:25:36 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Commission said on Monday it has granted New York-based LedgerX, a bitcoin options exchange, the first ...and more »

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You may soon be able to trade options on bitcoin, ethereum - Yahoo Finance UK

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:17:00 GMT

"Participants in the LedgerX venue will be able to obtain and hedge bitcoin and other digital currencies using exchange-traded and centrally-cleared options contracts," stated a release from LedgerX. "Initially, LedgerX anticipates listing one to six ...and more »

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Singapore start-up takes bitcoin into real world with Visa - Business Standard

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:05:06 GMT

TenX's bid to make digital currencies easier to spend comes amid massive volatility and infighting within the cryptocurrency community. Bitcoin, the most popular, slumped after reaching a record in June amid concerns about a split in two, only to ...and more »

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Colony Moves Organizations, Companies onto the Ethereum Blockchain - Bitcoin Magazine

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:03:36 GMT

“Colony brings about a new 'Nature of the Firm' by significantly reducing both the transaction costs of the market exchange mechanism for labor, and trust required for people to work together,” Jack du Rose, co-founder of Colony, told Bitcoin Magazine.and more »

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The Stage Is Set in Stanford for the Next Scaling Bitcoin Workshops - Bitcoin Magazine

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:00:21 GMT

Scaling Bitcoin, the conference where innovations like Segregated Witness and TumbleBit made their public “debut,” has quickly grown to become a central stage for Bitcoin's global academic and engineering communities. After editions in Montreal, Hong ...and more »

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