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

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

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

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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 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 are concerns...

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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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Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

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Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

On August 15, Blockstream, a leading provider of blockchain technologies, launched Blockstream Satellite, an innovative service that provides free access to the Bitcoin network. It will target an estimated four billion people currently not connected to the internet, due to lack of availability or affordability. Blockstream Satellite broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from satellites in space, delivering availability across two...

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Bitfinex Closes its Exchange to US Consumers, Impractical Regulations

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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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Stratis' TumbleBit Wallet Is One Step Closer

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Stratis' TumbleBit Wallet Is One Step Closer

On August 10, the Stratis Platform team announced the attainment of a major milestone in the development of their Breeze Wallet, which is one of the first implementations of TumbleBit, a protocol to improve Bitcoin’s anonymity. Stratis Marches Forward with Breeze Wallet The new and improved wallet has been in testing since May, and is due for an imminent release,...

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Australian Government May Intensify 'War on Cash'

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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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