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IBM Creates a Blockchain Dedicated Incubator Community

by Nuno Menezes at Business, News, Tech

It is now known that blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt the traditional financial model as well as the way how international transactions are carried out. This new technology is now seen as inevitable and it seems that a new race is starting between big companies to harness its potential. One of these big companies is IBM. IBM recently...

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Weekly Cryptocurrency Market Outlook Dec. 8

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Weekly Cryptocurrency Market Outlook Dec. 8

Every week BTCManager provides an outlook of the best opportunities in cryptocurrency markets. This week, we focus on the biggest cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, and Monero while also highlighting some opportunities for up and coming altcoins that have attracted some attention.   BTC-USD (BitStamp) Following a breach of the recent high at $755.07 on the BitStamp exchange, which we...

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German Value Investor Acatis Integrates Bitcoin in its Global Portfolio

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German Value Investor Acatis Integrates Bitcoin in its Global Portfolio

The German fund Acatis Datini Valueflex is one of the first traditional investors realizing that bitcoin can and maybe should be a part of a well-balanced portfolio. However, it invests not directly in bitcoin but in a bitcoin tracker note. There has been so much talk about bitcoin as a digital asset. But while many individuals invest in bitcoin, and many...

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Circle Stops Buying and Selling of Bitcoin, Shifts to Social Payments

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Circle Stops Buying and Selling of Bitcoin, Shifts to Social Payments

Circle announced on December 7 that it would be closing doors to direct Bitcoin selling and buying, as well as the introduction of Spark, a new open-source project that will facilitate the transfer of currency across borders. For customers that still hold Bitcoin, holdings will still be applicable under Circle’s Bitcoin Insurance Policy. Bitcoin holding customers can still withdraw to...

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Stellar Widens International Partnerships, Paves the Way for Next Institutional Open-Source Payments Protocol

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Stellar Widens International Partnerships, Paves the Way for Next Institutional Open-Source Payments Protocol

We now are living in a globalized world where the ability of easily making low-cost global transfers, cross-border transactions or payments is becoming increasingly important. Since the birth of Bitcoin, we have seen a growing interest in the potential of open-source payment networks which are able to cut costs and pave the way for companies to access new grounds. Stellar...

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Six Ways You Can Earn Bitcoin

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Six Ways You Can Earn Bitcoin

As global demand for bitcoin and, therefore, its price increases, so does the desire for people to start earning bitcoin. This is actually visible when looking at Google Trends data for the keywords "Earn Bitcoin," which has seen a substantial increase in search volumes in the last few months, reaching all-time highs.   Investor Alistair Milne pointed this out with...

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Voxelus to Offer Equity Stake for Own Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Business, Entertainment, News, Tech

Voxelus to Offer Equity Stake for Own Cryptocurrency

Voxelus’ CEO Martin Repetto announced December 1 that the Virtual Reality (VR) content platform would be offering an equity stake in the company in exchange for their Voxel token, the first such conversion of equity to a company's own currency. The Voxel token is a cryptocurrency that has been established on many major exchanges already such as Poloniex. The crowdsale...

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GameCredits Launches Payment Gateway with Fragoria

Category: Altcoins, Entertainment, News

GameCredits Launches Payment Gateway with Fragoria

GameCredits is a name not often brought up when you think of altcoins. With a weekly increase of market capitalization of over 40 percent and trading volume approaching $1 million, shown below, it may be something worth taking a look at.   The sudden increase of attention towards the altcoin comes with the announcement of the use of GameCredits in...

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Russia's Ministry of Finance Wants to Legalize Bitcoin

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Russia's Ministry of Finance Wants to Legalize Bitcoin

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be treated like foreign currency, the Russian Ministry of Finance suggests while Bitcoin transactions could spark the suspicion of illegal activities. Russia’s position on cryptocurrencies is an enigma. For years there have been rumors that the government plans to ban Bitcoin and impose harsh penalties of up to four years in prison. Yet still, legal...

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Direct Bitcoin Trading is Not Money Transmission in Texas and Illinois

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Direct Bitcoin Trading is Not Money Transmission in Texas and Illinois

Financial regulations on cryptocurrency and bitcoin trading are changing in some regions. Texas and Illinois, two states of the US, recently announced that the direct trading of bitcoin is not overseen by money transmission regulations, which means that it is not under consideration for taxes, regulations, and KYC policy requirements. Marco Santori, a bitcoin specialist and the head of FinTech...

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