Digital Asset Trading is Going Viral, And You Don’t Even Need to Log In

“Shapeshift’s volume has been crazy, to put it mildly”, according to Erik Voorhees, founder of the digital currency exchange, Shapeshift. The exchange, which allows users to trade between digital assets like bitcoin and ether, has grown exponentially so far in 2017. Also Read: Counterparty Token Doubles Year to Date Thanks to Real World Use-Cases  Shapeshift

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Bitcoin Price Loses Another $100 in Value – Here’s Why

Bitcoin has suffered back-to-back losses, losing over 7% in value on Friday and over $2

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After ETF Rejection, What’s Next for Bitcoin On Wall Street?

After the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund was rejected by the SEC, what lies in store for the digital currency within the financial sector?

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Bitcoin exchanges announce contingency plan for hard fork split

Just two days after Gyft founder and Civic CEO Vinny Lingham’s warning about a Bitcoin hard fork devastating bitcoin’s value, 21 different Bitcoin exchanges have clarified their position on Bitcoin Unlimited trading. The exchange coalition stated in a hard fork contingency plan that they will trade any Bitcoin Unlimited cryptocurrency alongside bitcoin.

Blockchain-Based Virtual Reality World Decentraland Launches Testnet Network

Decentraland, an open source project aimed at building a blockchain-based virtual reality (VR) world, has launched a new test network and entered into its Bronze Age development phase. The testnet release provides users with the ability to start shaping their environment in 3D. Decentraland runs on top of its own blockchain, which is used to […]

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New Hampshire Exempts Bitcoin from Money Transmitter Regulations in New Bill

New Hampshire is known as the ‘Live Free or Die’ state. Living up to its nickname, the state house passed House Bill 436 early Wednesday morning. The bill exempts virtual currencies like bitcoin from costly money transmitter regulations and could pave the way for Bitcoin businesses to flock to New Hampshire. Related: Washington State Liquor &

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‘China Had the Power’: Gov’t Advisor Urges Not to Abandon Bitcoin

Bitcoin entrepreneur and Chinese government advisor Wo Weidong is urging China to develop “an appropriate” Bitcoin and

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Higher Fees May Force Bitcoin Companies to Get More Creative with Their Transactions

For the longest time, it has been known that bitcoin transaction fees would rise once blocks became full on a more frequent basis. In fact, miners have received over 2 BTC in transaction fees in addition to the 12.5 BTC block reward for some recent blocks. While this increased revenue is great for miners, it […]

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BIS endorse Distributed Ledger Technology for payments clearing and settlement

I’ve just been alerted by friend Gijs Boudewijn to the release of a fascinating white paper by BIS, the Bank for International Settlements (the guys who do Basel stuff and are big cohonez in banking circles). Their Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures released Distributed ledger technology in payment, clearing and settlement: an analytical framework last week, and I just read it.

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