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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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Joseph Young

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Joseph is a bitcoin enthusiast, financial consultant, web developer writer based in Hong Kong. He has worked with hotels and tech firms in Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore as a front-end developer and has collaborated with venture capital firms to explore bitcoin and virtual reality-focused startups in South East Asia.

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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BTC-E Claim Illegal Seizure by US Law Enforcement, to Recover User Funds

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

BTC-E Claim Illegal Seizure by US Law Enforcement, to Recover User Funds

BTC-E, the oldest bitcoin exchange in the market which was seized by the US law enforcement in July due to the involvement of Alexander Vinnik, the founder of the exchange, in some of the largest bitcoin exchange hacks including the Mt. Gox and Bitcoinica incidents, is planning to recover its services and user funds by distributing BTE tokens to users....

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Bitfinex Closes its Exchange to US Consumers, Impractical Regulations

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Bitfinex Closes its Exchange to US Consumers, Impractical Regulations

On August 11, digital assets exchange ShapeShift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees revealed that Bitfinex, the third largest cryptocurrency exchange behind Bittrex and South Korea’s Bithumb, has terminated its services in the US due to inefficient and impractical regulations. “Bitfinex is closing service to US customers. Yet another innovative exchange abandoning US regulatory nightmare,” said Voorhees, who had previously terminated...

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Australian Government May Intensify 'War on Cash'

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Australian Government May Intensify 'War on Cash'

Australia’s Black Economy Taskforce (BET) has called for a war on cash and has revealed 35 different methods of eliminating cash. The taskforce placed the blame on the consumers for encouraging the use of cash, which is being manipulated and utilized by criminals to fund large-scale fraudulent organizations. In an interview with News.com.au, the Australian federal government’s Black Economy Taskforce...

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8-Year-Old Computer Prodigy Programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ to Grasp the Blockchain

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8-Year-Old Computer Prodigy Programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ to Grasp the Blockchain

A group of elementary students, including eight-year-old computer prodigy Seth Yee, at the Wooranna Park Primary School in Australia work on programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ under the guidance of former network engineer Kieran Nolan, which teaches them methods of developing software behind Bitcoin, including the blockchain. The family of Yee permanently relocated from Singapore to the Dandenong North suburb in Melbourne, Australia,...

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Largest Options Exchange in U.S. to Launch Bitcoin Future Contracts

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Largest Options Exchange in U.S. to Launch Bitcoin Future Contracts

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the largest U.S. options exchange with an annual trading volume of 1.27 billion contracts, is preparing to integrate and launch bitcoin future contracts and options for the public market. As a part of the integration, CBOE has entered into a multi-year exclusive global licensing agreement with Gemini digital currency exchange, which was founded and...

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Argentina Central Bank Vice President: We Like Bitcoin's Use Cases

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Argentina Central Bank Vice President: We Like Bitcoin's Use Cases

Lucas Llach, Vice President of the Central Bank of Argentina, stated that the organization and the Argentinian government support the use cases of bitcoin and are not afraid of the digital currency. Zeppelin Studious CTO Manuel Araoz provided a rough translation of the initial statement of Llach: “Vice-president of Central Bank of Argentina Lucas Llach said ‘we're not afraid of...

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Bitcoin Cash Launches with Rocky Start: Labelled as Altcoin by Major Chinese Miner

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Bitcoin Cash Launches with Rocky Start: Labelled as Altcoin by Major Chinese Miner

Chandler Guo, a major Chinese investor in bitcoin, ether and cryptocurrency mining, recently criticized Bitcoin Cash, led by China-based mining pool operator ViaBTC, which successfully forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain on August 1. Mainstream media outlets have added to confusion amongst the general public with inaccurate representations of the Bitcoin Cash markets. “Bitcoin Cash cannot be Considered as Bitcoin”...

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BTC-E’s Role in Mt. Gox Hack: Laundered $4 Billion Proceeds of Bitcoin Theft

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BTC-E’s Role in Mt. Gox Hack: Laundered $4 Billion Proceeds of Bitcoin Theft

WizSecurity’s report which revealed BTC-E’s long lasting involvement in the Mt. Gox hack came as a shock to the Bitcoin community and industry. The unsettled case of Mt. Gox is finally set to come to an end and BTC-E is at the epicenter of a series of thefts that led to the loss of billions of dollars worth of bitcoin...

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Hyperledger Releases First Production Ready Blockchain Code For Commercial Companies

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Hyperledger Releases First Production Ready Blockchain Code For Commercial Companies

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative project led by the Linux Foundation, released its first production-ready blockchain codebase that can be utilized by large-scale commercial companies. On March 22, BTCManager reported that IBM was targeting large conglomerates with the Hyperledger Fabric. At the time, Jerry Cuomo, IBM's Vice President of Blockchain Technologies, revealed that the company received requests from many large-scale...

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