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CME to Launch Bitcoin Futures in Mid-December

The CEO of CME, Terry Duffy, says that investors who wish to bet against the price gains of Bitcoin will be able to do so in mid-December with the launch of the firm’s Bitcoin futures exchange. Bitcoin’s march to acceptance as a legitimate investment asset continues. The latest example of this is that CME has announced that their Bitcoin futures exchange will open for business in mid-December. Those of you waiting with baited breath to

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Blockchain and Healthcare – a Partnership Whose Time Has Come

Companies such as HealthHeart are leading the charge when it comes to implementing the security, usability, and scalability of the blockchain to improve on current EHR (electronic health record) offerings. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] While blockchain technology is primarily associated with the financial world, its benefits can be applied to other sectors too. Healthcare is one sector in particular that could realize significant benefits through blockchain implementation – especially with regard to patient records.

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BitStarz Just Launched the Games of Popular Provider PlayNGO

All 77 premium games from PlayNGO are now available for play at BitStarz Casino! [Note: This is a press release.] Friday, Nov 10, 2017 – Now you can find all the PlayNGO games at BitStarz! PlayNGO are famous for launching some really high-quality games, and now you can find all of their games at BitStarz Casino. They now mark the 18th provider in the casino, and will boost the total range with 77 extra titles!

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A Fork Too Far? BitPico Cancels SegWit2x… Again

BitPico, the entity who vowed to carry out the SegWit2x Bitcoin hard fork after its cancellation, has canceled it again. BitPico: This Was ‘Nothing But A Waste Of Time’ In a circular  posted on Sunday, the once virulent BitPico adopted a despondent tone, saying the “markets had spoken” and that the exercise “had been nothing but a waste of time.” The statement in the circular reads: We are backing out of the SegWit2x effort; the

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Ethereum Classic Beats All But Bitcoin Cash As Price Tops $18

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is the second best-performing cryptocurrency Saturday as 15% price increases precede the Ethereum Classic Summit. ETC Summit Draws Jihan Wu, Silbert To Break Silence Ahead of the event, which takes place November 13-14 in Hong Kong, ETC reached multiweek highs of over $18 and is currently circling $16.90, cross-exchange data from Coinmarketcap shows. The uptick puts the altcoin behind only Bitcoin Cash in terms of daily growth, as the top 50 cryptocurrencies

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Are Millennials Beginning to Prefer Bitcoin Over Stocks?

According to a recent survey by Blockchain Capital, 1 out 3 Millennials would rather invest in Bitcoin than traditional stocks. Is the Stock Market Old-School for Millennials? Most millennials nowadays aren’t thinking about financial investments and savings yet. The stock market might not be the most popular topic for millennials, but social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram are. Data shows millennials aren’t investing as much in stocks and bonds like baby boomers do. A recent article in

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Bitcoin Gold Enters the Civil War Battlefield

As the civil war between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash intensifies, a new contender is entering the battlefield on November 12, 2017: Bitcoin Gold (BTG). Bitcoin holders at the moment of the Bitcoin Gold launch are receiving an equivalent number of BTG. Bitcoin Gold Makes its Debut Bitcoin Gold is making its official entrance while Bitcoin Classic shuts down and the Segwit2x hard-fork is canceled. And, most significantly, a civil war is raging within the cryptocurrency

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Bitcoin Hovers at $6,300 as Bitcoin Cash Soars, and Bitcoin Classic Shuts Down

Defiantly, Bitcoin struggles to keep itself above $6,300 USD after the Segwix2x hard-fork flop. Indeed, after the cryptocurrency dropped below $6,273 USD on November 11, 2017, Bitcoin staggers and crouches, as if to gather the impulse to break the $6,500 USD psychological resistance level again. Still, at $6,300 USD, Bitcoin remains poised to become the undisputed best-performing currency for 2017 with a colossal gain of over 750 percent. Concurrently, Bitcoin Cash reached an all-time high

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There’s a New Sport in Town

This new sport is attracting droves of participants while it’s also on pace to generate more than a billion dollars in revenue within the next two years. It’s being featured on major sports networks, and, when you tune into the 2020 Olympics, you may be watching it along with the cadre of established sports that typically comprise the games. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] It’s being cheered by arenas full of fans, but it

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Treasury Sec. Mnuchin Says ‘We’re Looking Closely’ at Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies

In a potentially bearish signal for U.S. crypto users, the United States’ lead financial administrator said he’s concerned with the “illicit” possibilities of cryptocurrencies. Mnuchin’s Comments Mean a Regulatory Crackdown Could Be in the Cards U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had critical comments for the crypto space on Friday, November 10, answering questions on Bitcoin during sit-down comments with the press. When asked about the U.S. Treasury Department’s position on Bitcoin, Sec. Mnuchin said that

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Silk Road Secret Service Agent Sentenced to 2 Additional Years After Stealing More Bitcoins

The US Secret Service agent who helped to bring down the Silk Road black market website but embezzled seized Bitcoins stole even more coins while in custody. The US Secret Service agent, 35-year-old Shaun Bridges, who aided investigations into the Silk Road marketplace, was initially sentenced in 2015 to a 71-month jail term for stealing seized Bitcoins. In 2016 it emerged that Bridges had also embezzled additional coins while he was still in custody. On

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Flixxo: A Swarm of Individuals Connected

Like many other industries being disrupted by blockchain today, content sharing platforms are facing new challenges in their quest to meet the new consumer trends and needs. The obvious synergy behind blockchain technologies and p2p content sharing protocols (i.e. torrents) has brought to life a new generation of decentralized online services that are on the heels of such market’s giants as YouTube, Twitch, and Netflix. To explore the nascent future of this industry Bitcoinist talked

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