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A Threat to Payments but not Fiat?: BTCManager’s Week in Review September 12

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A Threat to Payments but not Fiat?: BTCManager’s Week in Review September 12

Compiled from contributions by Alexander Lielacher, Jamie Holmes, Joseph Young, JP Buntinx, Michael Scott and Nigel Dollentas.   Santander sees Bitcoin as a Risk to Card Issuers A recent report issued by Spanish banking giant, Santander, highlights Bitcoin’s benefits over typical credit card payments, including substantially faster transaction time, no need for contracts, considerably lower transaction fees, and the free-of-charge…

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Apple and Barriers to Entry for Crypto: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review September 5

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Apple and Barriers to Entry for Crypto: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review September 5

Compiled from contributions by JP Buntinx, Michael Scott, Jamie Holmes and Joseph Young.   Apple Rejects Jaxx’s DASH Integration Shortly after Jaxx’s announcement that it would be supporting DASH in its multi-platform wallet, Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio informed the community that Apple has rejected the cryptocurrency, allowing only bitcoin, litecoin, ether, dogecoin, ripple and DAO tokens on its app…

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Identity to Capitalize on Blockchain: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review August 22

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Identity to Capitalize on Blockchain: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review August 22

Compiled from contributions by Amy Castor, Michael Scott, Jamie Holmes and Joseph Young. Mysterious Group Claims They Hacked NSA, Asking for 1 Million Bitcoin A group of hackers known as “Shadow Brokers” appear to have hacked a cyber attack group with ties to the NSA. The Shadow Brokers posted their ambitions on twitter with tweets that have since been deleted….

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The Rise of Dash and Securing Bitcoin: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for August 15

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The Rise of Dash and Securing Bitcoin: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for August 15

Compiled from contributions by Joseph Young, JP Buntix, Nigel Dollentas, Jamie Holmes and Michael Scott. Decentralized Exchange Bitsquare Adds Mycelium Tokens & Fiat Pairs Cryptocurrency exchange, Bitsquare, added fifteen new altcoins and trading pairs including Mycelium tokens in its v0.4.9.3 update, which featured significant improvement in trade limits and user-focused functionalities.  The new Bitsquare update allows users to trade bitcoin…

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BFX Tokens and BitCache Unleashed: BTCManager’s Week in Review for August 8

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BFX Tokens and BitCache Unleashed: BTCManager’s Week in Review for August 8

Compiled from contributions by Joseph Young, Nigel Dollentas, Jamie Holmes and Michael Scott. Bitfinex Decides on Generalized Losses, Issues ‘BFX Tokens’ Over the past week Bitfinex confirmed a hack that resulted in the loss of 119,756 BTC, a price amounting to $64 million USD. During this time the insurance policy which Bitfinex was insured under was updated though only in…

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The Rise of Ethereum Classic: BTC Manager’s Week in Review for July 31

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The Rise of Ethereum Classic: BTC Manager’s Week in Review for July 31

The rise of Ethereum classic, the chain of Ethereum’s blockchain that did not hard-fork to reverse the DAO hack, has dominated stories this week with the price and hash rate climbing swiftly. Ethereum Classic, or ETC, is now the sixth largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization. This week’s stories look at the rise of Ethereum Classic, whether Ether remains…

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Growing Pains and Triumphs: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for July 24

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Growing Pains and Triumphs: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for July 24

Ethereum implemented a controversial hard fork and the reaction has been divided. Meanwhile the qualities of blockchain technologies are being debated and celebrated by governments around the world. This week’s stories in bitcoin and blockchain reflect the growing pains and triumphs of these emerging technologies. Compiled from contributions by Joseph Young, Diana Ngo and Jamie Holmes A Post Hard Fork Landscape: The…

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Blockchain Gaining Ground: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for July 17

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Blockchain Gaining Ground: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for July 17

This week’s stories covered the bitcoin and the blockchain’s ongoing challenge to the status quo, taking on real estate, big media and the banking sector. As people around the world look for alternatives, blockchain startups are finding solutions to problems and empowering people. Compiled from contributions by Jamie Holmes and Joseph Young Bail-in Imminent for Italian Banking Sector; Can Bitcoin Rise to the…

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Drama In Bitcoin: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for July 10

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Drama In Bitcoin: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for July 10

Bitcoin reached a new milestone this week as the 420,000th block was mined and the mining reward was halved from 25 BTC to 12.5 BTC. Other stories added their own drama this week, all of which carry consequences for the bitcoin community: HashOcean cloud mining appears to have closed down, leaving investors in the lurch; the E.U. is considering extensive…

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In Case of Emergency: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for July 3

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In Case of Emergency: BTCMANAGER’s Week in Review for July 3

This week’s stories have centered on the price of BTC and ETH. Two major factors have contributed to speculation: the short and long-term effects of the Brexit vote, in the case of BTC; and the forking debates in the Ethereum community. Other topics this week include ways in which the blockchain can enable artists to take back the music industry,…

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