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This post was originally published here “Airdrops are good for crypto users.” Those are the unequivocal words of cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain in a new white paper that sets out why it believes token giveaways can be beneficial for both individuals and the crypto ecosystem, while announcing a new program aimed to assist …

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“Airdrops are good for crypto users.” Those are the unequivocal words of cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain.info in a new white paper that sets out why it believes token giveaways can be beneficial for both individuals and the crypto ecosystem, while announcing a new program aimed to assist approved projects with token distributions “as …

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Crypto wallet provider Blockchain has hired a former bank executive to augment its legal team. Ben Melnicki, formerly Noble Bank’s chief compliance officer, has taken on the position of global regulatory counsel at the Luxembourg-based firm, Blockchain announced Thursday. In his new role, Melnicki will join Blockchain president and chief legal officer Marco Santori in …

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Luxembourg-based cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain has filed a lawsuit against a startup with a similar name, the company announced Thursday. Blockchain – formerly known as Blockchain.info – is suing Blockchain.io just days in advance of the latter’s initial coin offering (ICO) over concerns that investors may believe they are buying tokens distributed by the wallet distributor, according …

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Crypto wallet startup Blockchain has unveiled a new service platform focused squarely on the institutional market. Blockchain Principal Strategies (BPS) aims to provide investors and institutions with “unparalleled and tailored access to markets, research and services on the most trusted digital asset platform worldwide,” the company said in a blog post. The new platform seeks …

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A straightforward data point – the total supply of bitcoin hit 17 million. But as with most things in crypto, it wasn’t so simple. Every 10 minutes or so, miners find a block of transactions and the network adds 12.5 new bitcoin to the total supply as a reward for the finders. And each reward …

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London-based cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain will open an office in San Francisco, the company announced on Wednesday. The decision follows its recent acquisition of the team from software company Tsukemen, also formerly based in the Bay Area of California. The office will be staffed with several previous Tsukemen employees, with the company’s former …

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Blockchain, a cryptocurrency wallet and data provider based in San Francisco, has hired a former Goldman Sachs executive as head of institutional sales and strategy. Signaling that the firm is ramping up its business with hedge funds and other large investors, the new hire, Breanne Madigan, previously served as head of institutional wealth services at …

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In 2018 central banks will hold cryptocurrency, alongside gold and foreign currencies, according to the CEO of Blockchain.info, Peter Smith. Speaking in a short interview on CNBC’s Coin Rush segment, Smith forecast that next year would see the first such incorporations of crypto into traditional financial institutions, saying: “I think this year will be the …

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eBay, the $39 billion e-commerce platform, is seriously considering integrating Bitcoin into its platform as a payment method. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, eBay Americas senior vice president Scott Cutler stated that eBay is “seriously considering” integrating Bitcoin. Power of Bitcoin Throughout the past 12 months, the stock price of Overstock has increased by …

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Popular Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info has announced it has now given “full support” to Bitcoin Cash (BCH). In a blog post today, Blockchain confirmed that a Bitcoin fork, Bitcoin Cash, had become one of its wallet’s main currencies alongside Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). “In November, we revealed our plan to deliver on the growing …

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An anonymous Pastebin user claimed to have discovered evidence that some Bitcoin wallet software can generate private keys that can be easily identified and hacked. The reveal comes after another person has made a Reddit post describing how they lost nine BTC due to a transaction error on the Blockchain.info wallet service. The Pastebin user, …

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Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain (formerly Blockchain.info) has announced it will add SegWit and full Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support. A tweet by CEO Peter Smith Wednesday confirmed the near-term roadmap for the popular wallet, which already supports Ethereum (ETH) in addition to Bitcoin (BTC) with limited BCH functionality. #BitcoinCash (full support in December) and #SegWit coming …

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