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Month: January 2018

New Study Finds Less Than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions To Exchanges Are Illicit

A new report that analyzes illicit transactions conducted on the blockchain has determined that less than 1% of all Bitcoin transactions are criminal in origin. Elliptic, a UK based cybersecurity firm specialized in creating tools to identify criminality associated with blockchain related transactions, has released a report analyzing the global Bitcoin market with a focus on money laundering. The results somewhat surprisingly find that the much-hyped criminal elements involved in Bitcoin appear disproportionately small, amounting

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CLOUT Just Launched On Coinbene, Singapore’s Leading Cryptocurrency Exchange

When a company conducts an initial coin offering (ICO), traders and investors pick up the tokens that are issued as part of the offering based on expectations that, at a certain point in the future, the tokens will be traded for a price that’s higher than the price at which they picked up their holdings. The reasons a token might increase in price after it has been issued vary dramatically and are rooted in, among

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Bitcoin Will Be Back Up, Market Sell-Off an Overreaction: BitPay Executive

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According to BitPay chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, whenever Bitcoin’s price surges high or drops low, the situation is blown out of proportion. “You know every time there’s good news or bad news, the market tends to overreact. And now we are seeing an overreaction of the downward side”, Singh said in an interview with

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Bitcoin Price Roller Coaster Makes Ransomware Cybercriminals Queasy

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Bitcoin has done what regulators haven’t been able to accomplish — getting cybercriminals to lay off of cryptocurrencies as the ransom payment du jour in malware attacks. Bitcoin’s price swings over the past few days — from below $10,000 24 hours ago to more than $11,500 today — have stoked emotions ranging from fear of a

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‘Unfairly Cheap’ Lightning Network Mainnet Hits 40 Nodes, 60 Channels

The Lightning Network now has over 40 nodes and 60 channels running as the long-awaited technology continues to take new strides. A $9500 Lightning Network Data reported on Reddit Thursday shows the propagation of Lightning nodes, which are just beginning to take foot after the so-called ‘layer two’ technology debuted on the Bitcoin mainnet. “I only paid a 0.0003515 BTC (~$4) fee to open the channel! I can’t seem to find those $100+ fees I’ve been

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Soaring Bitcoin Price Leads $159 Billion Crypto Market Recovery

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Well, somebody bought the dip. Just as critics were rushing to proclaim that the bitcoin bubble had burst, the markets staged a $159 billion recovery. The rally was headlined by the bitcoin price, which rebounded from its sub-$10,000 fling and is currently flirting with $12,000. Several other top-tier coins, meanwhile, returned single day increases in … Continued

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The Benefits Of Investing In The MoonLite ICO

As we’ve started seeing in recent years, blockchain technology genuinely has the potential to change the way we live, and hundreds of startups are spring from almost every corner with the promise of disrupting just about every industry. The success of bitcoin so far in making us how to rethink how we use money offers hope that, if the idea sounds good and it’s well implemented,  it’ll eventually become a success. Based on this fact,

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Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s Where We Are Looking This Evening

We are closing in on the end of another session out of Europe on Thursday and once again there’s plenty to discuss in the bitcoin price. Things have been pretty volatile this week so far (well, pretty volatile is something of an understatement) and we’re currently looking at a substantially weakened price as compares to … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s Where We Are Looking This Evening

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Portugal Consumer Watchdog Scolds Bank for Blocking Bitcoin-Related Transactions

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Shortly after revealing a proposal to tax bitcoin investors to make it fair on traditional investors who have to deal with the government taking one-third of their earnings, Portuguese consumer watchdog DECO has stressed that the country’s banks have “no known legal basis” to block bitcoin-related transactions. As CCN recently reported, the Portuguese branch of … Continued

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First Bitcoin Futures Contract Settles at $10,900 and the Bears Won Round #1

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Bears 1. Bulls 0. That’s the score following the settlement of CBOE’s January bitcoin futures contracts, which closed on Wednesday at $10,900 following a steep correction in the spot markets. First Bitcoin Futures Contract Settles at $10,900 as Bears Win Round One CBOE had listed these contracts on Dec. 10, making them the first bitcoin … Continued

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BCDiploma’s ICO Is Live: Hardcap = 1,800 ETH

BCDiploma thanks the entire BCDiploma community who contributed to the success of the presale: 64% of the hard cap was reached on January 18th! BCDiploma is presenting a breakthrough proposition by making the best of Ethereum to offer a world-beating one-click diploma and data certification service. Real use case, huge potential for every kind of … Continue reading BCDiploma’s ICO Is Live: Hardcap = 1,800 ETH

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NYSE Owner Will Launch Cryptocurrency Data Feed for Institutional Clients

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The owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has announced that it will launch a Cryptocurrency Data Feed to provide institutional clients with real-time market information from cryptocurrency exchanges located throughout the world. NYSE Owner to Launch Cryptocurrency Data Feed for Institutional Clients Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) — best known as the operator of the … Continued

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