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London Blockchain Week • January 20-26, 2017

London Blockchain Week kicks off with a Hackathon, followed by a two-day conference on Bitcoin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology…

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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

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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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Coinbase CEO Asks IRS For Reasonable Agreement

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Coinbase CEO Asks IRS For Reasonable Agreement

Brian Armstrong, CEO of prominent bitcoin exchange and wallet platform Coinbase, firmly believes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided an unfair assumption that the majority of Coinbase users are evading taxes. Armstrong and his team are asking the IRS for a more reasonable agreement and an alternative approach in dealing with the matter. In late 2016, the IRS sent Coinbase...

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Bitcoin Gone Physical: The Satoshium Alternative

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Bitcoin Gone Physical: The Satoshium Alternative

It’s early 2017. Thomas Hartman and Alex Kravets find themselves entrenched in a bold endeavor based on the following belief; Bitcoin, to become mainstream as a global transaction and savings medium, must be physical. Taking precious metal coins as their starting point, these two ambitious entrepreneurs are in the throes of curating a physical bitcoin that they hope will appeal...

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Research Finds Innovation Potential as Main Driver of Cryptocurrency Returns

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Research Finds Innovation Potential as Main Driver of Cryptocurrency Returns

With interest in Bitcoin growing, cryptocurrencies are identified as lucrative investment opportunities and are researched as some kind of financial asset or commodity. The Winklevoss ETF looks to bring bitcoin to a wider investment audience and the German fund Acatis have stated how the cryptocurrency acts as a hedge against uncertainty, similar to a commodity such as gold. While cryptocurrencies...

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DTCC to Rebuild Credit Default Swaps Clearing Platform on the Blockchain

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DTCC to Rebuild Credit Default Swaps Clearing Platform on the Blockchain

Despite the initial skepticism about Bitcoin on Wall Street, it is now commonly accepted that its underlying distributed ledger technology will play a significant role in the future of financial services. The blockchain's importance has again been reiterated on January 9 when the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced that it would rebuild its credit default swaps clearing platform...

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Ambisafe Inc. and ICOrating Partner to Form “Moody's” of ICO Investing

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Ambisafe Inc. and ICOrating Partner to Form “Moody's” of ICO Investing

As the cryptocurrency economy continues to mature, investors have been funding blockchain startups with millions of dollars through what the crypto world calls "ICOs," or Initial Coin Offerings. To help individuals and institutional investors make informed decisions, U.S. corporation Ambisafe Inc. has partnered with Russian rating agency ICOrating, to analyze the burgeoning ICO market. The term ICO is an almost...

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State Street Amps up their Blockchain Technology for 2017

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State Street Amps up their Blockchain Technology for 2017

Leading-edge US-based financial services holding company State Street is getting ready to implement technology that will enable them to move their internal operations and some external business transactions onto the blockchain. In October 2016, the Winklevoss brothers invited State Street to support their application to the SEC for a Bitcoin ETF. It's not surprising that the Winklevoss Brother's turned to...

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Final Decision on Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF to Come in March

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Final Decision on Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF to Come in March

The Winklevoss twins are awaiting the final approval process of their bitcoin ETF, called Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, that will come to an end in March 2017. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will release its final statement within the next two months, which is anticipated to have a large impact the global bitcoin industry and ecosystem. ETF, also known as...

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China Tightens Capital Controls, BTC-CNY at Fresh Highs

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China Tightens Capital Controls, BTC-CNY at Fresh Highs

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), announced its plans, viewed as a disguised form of capital controls, regarding the restriction of foreign currency acquisition within the country. The decision comes shortly before the Chinese new year on January 28, a period in which capital outflow and remittance volumes rise substantially. In the past few months, the PBOC and the Chinese...

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