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UK-based Blockchain.info, a digital wallet provider, has announced that they have begun offering users in 22 states the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin. According to the announcement, the company plans to continue adding services for US-based clients, including Ether and Bitcoin Cash exchanges in coming days. The move is being seen as a direct …

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The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelgraph.com 2017 was a breakthrough year for the crypto market for major coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, increasing awareness by the mainstream market, and innovative new applications of Blockchain technology drove impressive returns. More importantly, this blistering …

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The Institutes has announced a new blockchain framework called RiskBlock to provide more streamlined and secure proof of insurance. Nationwide Insurance is the first company to begin rolling out product on the platform. RiskBlock is the first blockchain framework delivered from the newly formed RiskBlock Alliance and the first of its kind that is designed …

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The largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by trading volume, Binance, continues to see explosive growth in spite of price reductions across the market earlier this week. The company added 240,000 users in just one hour on Wednesday Jan. 10, surpassing all previous growth records. Binance’s record growth this week is taking place in spite …

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In the golden era of advertising, finding an audience was as easy as publishing an ad in a widely circulated newspaper, running a radio or TV spot, or putting up billboards in relevant areas. With the advent of the Internet and the proliferation of new media types, however, casting such a broad net is the …

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In a blow for Bitcoin enthusiasts, Microsoft Corporation has removed the ‘Bitcoin’ payment option from its active payment instruments. The company was an early adopter, and former CEO Bill Gates had expressed his support for the cryptocurrency. Microsoft’s decision has been confirmed through publicly posted chats with customer service representatives. The main cause of the cessation appears to be …

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Kodak, the iconic photography company first established in in the 1880s, has joined the blockchain and ICO age. Today, January 9, 2018, it announced a new blockchain-based platform with WENN Digital to empower and protect image makers, photographers and artists. The new platform, known as KodakOne, will enable users to register their work and license …

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It may not have had the most growth in 2017, but Ethereum has regained its place behind Bitcoin as the second-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Not to be outdone by Bitcoin’s 1,000 percent rise in value in 2017, Ethereum also moved from $10 per Ether to $1,000 in the space of 12 months. The two …

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In a report published on January 3, 2018, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves confidently stated that the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology applications market could increase thirteenfold in 15 years, reaching $10 trillion. Steves’ report, titled “Crypto Currency & Blockchain Technology: A Decentralized Future — A Potential Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity,” has been sent …

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On December 18, 2017, HashChain Technology, a cryptocurrency mining company, went public for the first time on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol KASH, joining at least eight other crypto-related startups including HIVE Blockchain Technologies (Genesis Mining). At least 50 more blockchain and cryptocurrencies firms are preparing to list on the TSX in …

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Blockchain development companies and the cryptocurrency press have been paying their workers in cryptocurrencies for years, but one realizes that the times are truly changing when mainstream companies start paying their workers in bitcoin. GMO Internet Group, a Japanese provider of a full spectrum of internet services for both the consumer and enterprise markets, is …

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Sorin Moisa, Member of European Parliament, has emphatically stated that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Moisa opened a discussion at a policy dialogue organised by ORCA Alliance and EU40 at the European Parliament on Saturday in Brussels. He maintained what is needed at the moment is a clear-cut policy framework and regulation: “The policy response …

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After raising over $150 mln in its token generation event the Bancor ICO has issued its first major update regarding its platform and usefulness. The announcement includes substantial information regarding adoption of the Bancor Blockchain protocol, along with statistics for how many tokens are now tradable through the Bancor system. To date, nine different tokens have been activated in …

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High Fidelity is announcing the launch of Avatar Island, a VR domain where High Fidelity users can purchase items for their avatars, all contributed by digital artists from around the world. High Fidelity is a next-generation platform for Virtual Reality (VR) worlds developed by Philip Rosedale, the creator of the once very popular Second Life. …

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The week ahead will give better future indication of Bitcoin derivatives products as yesterday at 6 p.m. EST, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) allowed bitcoin futures to begin trading under the symbol “XBT.” Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is set to allow futures trading in the cryptocurrency of their own accord on December 18, 2017. …

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The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) announced today that it intends to implement Blockchain technology to replace its current system for processing equity transactions. ASX — in partnership with Digital Asset, who are providing the technology — will be the world’s first stock exchange to adopt Blockchain technology in the operation of its core services. The …

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Today Bitcoin surged past the $14,000 level, topping out at $14,400 for a $2,500 gain in a single day. This makes today the largest one-day gain in the history of the currency. To put it in perspective, today Bitcoin’s price increased by more twice as much as it’s 2013 all-time high of $1,100. A single …

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Blockchain technology is giving Africa the opportunity and platform to stand for herself, especially in the financial technology ecosystem. In a recent speech, while welcoming the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo emphasized that it is the responsibility of Africans to develop their nations by themselves. Akufo-Addo notes that it is …

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While India has not officially adopted a stance for or against virtual currencies, the Government and the Reserve Bank of India have periodically warned against the risks associated with them. The RBI has now reiterated its warning against virtual currencies. Reiteration of Risks Involved In a press release, the Reserve Bank of India has stated: …

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After remaining quiescent since early September, Dash has enjoyed a substantial run recently. Beginning November 12, the price of Dash shot up from $310 to visit lofty heights above $800. At press time, the currency trades for $750. This has been an extraordinary year for cryptocurrency, and it’s tempting to attribute Dash’s rapid rise to …

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