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World’s Elite Present Blockchain Projects and Cooperatives at Davos

by Christoph Bergmann at Business, Commentary, News, Tech

Once in a year in late January, the economic and political leaders of the world meet in Swiss mountain village Davos to discuss the state of the world and connect with each other. This year the Blockchain was a big topic, with the launch of the Global Blockchain Business Council, an announcement to bring the oil trade on a blockchain...

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PBOC Restates Warnings, Nigeria Follows Suit

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

PBOC Restates Warnings, Nigeria Follows Suit

Following reports of the PBOC investigating major Chinese Bitcoin exchanges through random audits to bring to light any signs of market manipulation or other illicit financial transactions, reports have come in confirming the worries which instigated the issuing of warnings to traders in the first place. Due to these worrying signs, BIT’s Shanghai headquarters and Shanghai Finance office are participating...

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Antonopoulos Supports SegWit, Opens Doors For Lightning and TumbleBit

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Antonopoulos Supports SegWit, Opens Doors For Lightning and TumbleBit

Many bitcoin enthusiasts have stated that Segregated Witness (SegWit) is not an efficient scaling technology as it significantly alters the structure of transactions. However, bitcoin experts including Andreas Antonopoulos believe that the activation of SegWit offers more improvements apart from scalability, as it opens the door for alternative solutions such as the Lightning Network (Lightning) and TumbleBit. One of the...

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Quantum Foundation Combines Bitcoin and Ethereum to Create Qtum

Category: Bitcoin, Ethereum, News, Tech

Quantum Foundation Combines Bitcoin and Ethereum to Create Qtum

Singapore-based Quantum Foundation announced that it is working on a new project called Qtum, which combines the technology of both bitcoin and ethereum to facilitate blockchain technology adoption for corporations. Qtum is an open-source blockchain project that aims to build smart contract functionalities that can be implemented at an enterprise level. The initial financial backing of $1 million by several...

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“Nobody has set up an Electrum Server for Over a Year.”

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News, Tech

“Nobody has set up an Electrum Server for Over a Year.”

Electrum is one of the oldest and remains a favorite light client for Bitcoin. It works with a network of servers that feed the clients with block data. But with the growth of the Blockchain, starting a new server has become nearly impossible, so that the creation of new servers has ultimately come to a halt; until Neil Booth’s ElectrumX...

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Announces Entrance to Bitcoin Wallet Market

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Announces Entrance to Bitcoin Wallet Market

GMO Internet Inc., the Japanese IT services conglomerate, have announced their entry into the Bitcoin wallet market. In an official Japanese language statement on their site they explain their reasons for entering the sphere on their estimation that the market will reach "1 trillion yen in the next few years." They also acknowledge the clearance of Bitcoin as an official...

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Coinbase Co-Founder Leaving To Seek Out New Opportunities in Crypto

Category: Business, Commentary, News

Coinbase Co-Founder Leaving To Seek Out New Opportunities in Crypto

Co-founder of Coinbase, Fred Ersham, announced on January 18 that he would be leaving the company at the end of the month. Ersham will still hold a position on the Coinbase board. However, he stated that he would be taking some time off, and then seeking out a new venture in the crypto space. When asked why he has decided...

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Coinbase Obtains BitLicense, Only Exchange in New York to Comply

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Coinbase Obtains BitLicense, Only Exchange in New York to Comply

On January 18, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) officially granted Coinbase with the BitLicense, a frequently criticized regulatory framework designed for Bitcoin due to its impractical requirements and policies. Only two companies have obtained the BitLicense to this date since its introduction in August 2015. Although nine companies including Xapo, Bittrex, and Bitstamp applied for the license...

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Major European Banks Form Blockchain-based Digital Trade Chain Consortium

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Major European Banks Form Blockchain-based Digital Trade Chain Consortium

Seven of Europe’s largest lenders have created a consortium to collaborate on a new blockchain-based supply chain management and trade finance platform called ‘Digital Trade Chain.’ Digital Trade Chain (DTC) is the brainchild of Belgian banking group KBC, which has been working on the proof-of-concept throughout 2016 and was awarded the EFMA Accenture Innovation Award for best new service of...

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NoDAPL: How Best to Divest from your Bank

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

NoDAPL: How Best to Divest from your Bank

In 2016, the United States saw the Dakota Access Pipeline protests unfold and resolve over the course of many months. After a drawn out event, which can only be described as a human struggle involving sacrifice, courage, and resolve, a key component to the protest’s success was the collective’s opt-out of the banking system which funded the corporations behind the...

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