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Bitcoin Cash Rally Fades, SegWit2x Set for November: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 21

by Alexander Lielacher at News, News Digest

While bitcoin has managed to stabilize above the $4,000 mark, it’s new post-fork counterpart bitcoin cash witnessed a tremendous rally beginning August 17. Bitcoin cash (BCH) rallied from around $300 to almost hit $1,000 on August 19 before corrected back to the $600-700 range on August 20 afternoon. The surge in the price of bitcoin cash was driven by its...

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Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Stockholm • September 7, 2017

On September 7, the event management company "Smile-Expo" is holding the first blockchain conference in Stockholm. Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference is a series of Blockchain events taking…

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Viberate Shakes Up Music Industry with its Vibe Token Crowdsale

Category: Altcoins, Entertainment, Finance, News

Viberate Shakes Up Music Industry with its Vibe Token Crowdsale

Viberate's end game is to offer any musician on the planet the opportunity to open a profile for free and start offering gigs to event organizers in exchange for crypto coins such as Bitcoin, Ether, or their very own Vibe. Following their goal to list and map the entire global music industry, Viberate just added 50 thousand music venue profiles...

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Blockchain Integrates Ethereum, Users Can Store and Trade Ether from Wallet

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Blockchain Integrates Ethereum, Users Can Store and Trade Ether from Wallet

Blockchain, the world’s second largest bitcoin (BTC) wallet platform behind Coinbase, fully integrated Ethereum by launching its ether (ETH) wallet on August 17. Users can now trade BTC for ETH directly from its web-based wallet platform through Shapeshift. In a statement provided by Digital Currency Group, the bitcoin-focused investment company which has an ownership stake in Blockchain and ShapeShift, Peter...

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Bithumb, Highest Volume Exchange Globally, Adds Monero

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Bithumb, Highest Volume Exchange Globally, Adds Monero

The largest South Korean exchange Bithumb announced on August 21 the addition of the privacy-focused altcoin, monero (XMR). The exchange, which commands more than $900 million in volume daily, plans to open up monero deposits on August 23. Koreans have been pushing a lot of volume into cryptocurrency markets recently. The pump of Bitcoin Cash over the weekend of August...

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After Misleading Users, BitPay is Being 'Forked'

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After Misleading Users, BitPay is Being 'Forked'

A backlash against BitPay for misleading users has resulted in their software being forked, meaning its code will be altered so that users have a Bitcoin Core based option for bitcore. On August 18, Bitcoin developer Nicolas Dourier begun to fork the code from BitPay’s bitcore so that merchants can get paid in bitcoin while avoiding upgrading to SegWit2x, which...

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Japan's Fisco Ltd. Issues First 'Bitcoin Bond'

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Japan's Fisco Ltd. Issues First 'Bitcoin Bond'

In a first such deal in Japan, Fisco Ltd. has issued bonds denominated in bitcoins. The financial information provider designed the ‘bitcoin bond’ so it could meet regulatory requirements and the development of a vast array of bitcoin instruments is helping to galvanize its status as an asset class in its own right. After becoming a legally recognized payment method...

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ZeroLink: Anonymous Bitcoin At Last

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

ZeroLink: Anonymous Bitcoin At Last

ZeroLink, the product of the combined efforts between developers from SamouraiWallet and HiddenWallet, promises to make using Bitcoin fully anonymous, something that has never been achieved before. Zerolink is not only an excellent anonymity technique; it’s a whole process that’s called the Wallet Privacy Framework. The Wallet Privacy Framework consists of a pre-mix and post-mix wallet, as well as a...

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Egypt's First Exchange Bodes Well for Bitcoin Adoption

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Egypt's First Exchange Bodes Well for Bitcoin Adoption

Egypt will see its first bitcoin exchange, Bitcoin Egypt, launch at the end of August. Citizens gain direct access to the cryptocurrency for the first time. International bitcoin exchanges have refused to deal with Egyptian Pound, acting as a barrier to adoption. Acquiring bitcoin can be done via LocalBitcoins or with money exchangers who work with other payment methods. Two...

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Bitcoin Begins to be Taken Seriously by Big Financial Players

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Bitcoin Begins to be Taken Seriously by Big Financial Players

The market cap of crypto hit $120 billion and bitcoin already seen its price go up more than 400 percent in 2017. Institutional investors are finding it harder to turn their back on the cryptocurrency. In finance, many of the debates revolve around digital currencies and Blockchain technology. Many investors are looking to consult with the best financial advisors. There...

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How NEO Became the Sixth Largest Cryptocurrency With $2 Billion Market Cap

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News

How NEO Became the Sixth Largest Cryptocurrency With $2 Billion Market Cap

Since the beginning of August, NEO has demonstrated a rapid increase in value, quickly becoming the sixth largest cryptocurrency in the market, with a $2.3 billion market cap as well as entering the top five of CoinGecko’s rankings. Still, the vast majority of traders and investors within the cryptocurrency market are still unfamiliar with NEO and its history. NEO first...

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Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm to Feature Discussions on ICOs and Blockchain Development

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