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What Happens When You Roll an Online Lender, a Robo-Adviser and Bitcoin into One?

(The Wall Street Journal) – Algorithmic Inc., a Bellevue, Wash.-based investment adviser, is launching a new credit fund that combines three of the hottest trends in the financial-technology sector: online lending, robo advisory and the technology that underpins the digital currency bitcoin. The company, which does business under the name LendingRobot, started out in 2012… View Article

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Zimbabwean Bitcoin Startup BitFinance Secures New Investment From Angel Investor

(EconoTimes) – Zimbabwean bitcoin exchange and cryptocurrency startup BitFinance announced that it has secured a new investment from angel investor Taurai Chinyamakobvu. The BitFinance team stated that the funds raised will be utilized to expand the reach of their service and enhance the user experience on BitcoinFundi, which is their online bitcoin exchange platform, as… View Article

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Unocoin Partners with PayUMoney Fiat Wallet Service to Facilitate Purchase

(newsBTC) – Unocoin, one of the “Big Four” Bitcoin companies in India, has announced its partnership with PayUMoney, a leading electronics payments and fiat wallet service provider. The partnership will allow Unocoin to include additional payment options to its existing internet banking option on its platform.

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Plantoids: The First Blockchain-Based Artificial Life Forms

(Bitcoin Magazine) – At a first, superficial glance, a Plantoid is “a welded mechanical sculpture on display in a public space — an aesthetic ornament that exhibits its mechanical beauty and begs to be appreciated by the public.” But the sculpture is only the visible part of a new, blockchain-based Artificial Life (ALife) form.

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Expert: African Regulatory Environment Has To Change For Blockchain Innovation To Flourish

(The Coin Telegraph) – A lack of cooperation between regulators and Blockchain players threatens innovation in parts of Africa. The associate professor at the University of Nairobi’s School of Business says that the continent’s regulatory environment has to be changed in order to encourage growth.

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Ex-Microsoft Executive’s Firm Launches Bitcoin Direct to Starbucks

(CoinReport) – Seattle-based bitcoin wallet company  iPayYou, led by former Amazon, Expedia as well as Microsoft executive Gene Kavner, has launched Bitcoin Direct to Starbucks, a new way for coffee lovers to use the world’s most popular digital currency, said a company press release CoinReport received. The latest feature of the wallet enables users to… View Article

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Bitcoin Outperforms Chinese Commodity Markets in 2016

(newsBTC) – The Chinese futures and commodity market took a plunge during the last week of the year, impacting raw material and energy shares. Some of the most traded commodities registered an average fall of about 20 percent. But on the other hand, during the same time, Bitcoin indices in the country registered a similar… View Article

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Demonstrating the Possibilities of Bitcoin Through Extreme Sports

(Bitcoin Magazine) – When you think of Bitcoin and extreme sports, you may not necessarily put the two together. And yet, for many in the extreme-sports world, the digital currency provides the perfect avenue for funding and exposure. Take motorcycle racing and paragliding. Two completely different sports, but they have one thing in common: Bitcoin.

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How the Lightning Network Layers Privacy on Top of Bitcoin

(NASDAQ) – Bitcoin right now is not really anonymous. Monitoring of the unencrypted peer-to-peer network and analysis of the public blockchain, combined with Know Your Customer (KYC) policies and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulation, can reveal a lot about who is using Bitcoin and for what.

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Bitcoin is Being Monitored By an Increasingly Wary U.S. Government

(Newsweek) – Newsweek has learned hundreds of experts inside the nation’s defense and intelligence agencies, as well as private-sector researchers in finance, technology and various think tanks across the country — some of them under contract with the U.S. government — are now investigating how virtual currencies could undermine America’s long-standing ability to disrupt the… View Article

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Meet The 27-Year-Old Mathematician Building A Bitcoin Empire

(Forbes) – Founded in 2013 by 27-year-old Marco Streng, Genesis Mining stands as the largest Bitcoin cloud mining company in the world. Boasting more than 300,000 daily customers, the startup has grown to become a global power that employs over 100 full-time staffers from all parts of the world.

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Bitcoin’s Price Flirts With $800 As Bulls Remain In Control

(The Coin Telegraph) – Bitcoin continues to slowly push to the upside reaching new yearly highs once again over the weekend, defying the logic of many traders. The bears simply cannot get their claws into the market for the time being, despite severely overbought technicals in what is still a heavy resistance zone.

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