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Microsoft Drives Forward with the Blockchain: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 24

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Microsoft Drives Forward with the Blockchain: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 24

Microsoft has announced a new Plugin for Office10 that makes it possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document - without the need for a notary or a lawyer. Microsoft has potentially created Bitcoin’s first non-monetary killer app. The new notary app for...

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Litecoin's SegWit Activation Imminent: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 17

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Litecoin's SegWit Activation Imminent: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 17

It has been another interesting week for the cryptocurrency community. Litecoin is coming closer to activating SegWit, which, if successful, could act as a powerful use case for a potential SegWit soft fork for bitcoin in the near future. Stellar has also expanded its footprint and galvanized its place in the world of blockchain, pioneering a way to pay coffee...

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Block Extension to Solve Bitcoin’s Scaling?: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 10

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Block Extension to Solve Bitcoin’s Scaling?: BTCManager’s Week in Review April 10

It has been an interesting week for the bitcoin community as two new possible solutions to Bitcoin’s scalability challenge have been proposed and BTC-USD has been trending north back towards its all-time high. The price of bitcoin received a boost and peaked at $1,200 the week beginning April 4 as optimism was also driven by Japanese retailers intentions to accept...

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Bitcoin Rebounds on Legal Tender Status in Japan: BTCManager's Week in Review April 3

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Bitcoin Rebounds on Legal Tender Status in Japan: BTCManager's Week in Review April 3

The price of bitcoin is regaining strength, with prices trading around $1150 at the time of writing, following the attainment of legal tender for cryptocurrencies in Japan, effective April 1. In the altcoin world, Litecoin and Ripple, two established incumbents, have flexed their muscles and displayed a significant increase in both volume and price. In a major step forward for...

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Bitcoin's Dominance Wanes: BTCManager's Week in Review March 27

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Bitcoin's Dominance Wanes: BTCManager's Week in Review March 27

The Bitcoin Dominance Index touched fresh lows during the week beginning March 20, with most altcoins surging and BTC-USD bears tried to subdue the cryptocurrency below the $1000 level. Since March 10, the Bitcoin Dominance Index has been in freefall, recovering slightly to 68 percent on March 27, shown below. Altcoins have made strong gains but there is debate within...

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Bitcoin Defends on Two Fronts: BTCManager's Week in Review March 20

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Bitcoin Defends on Two Fronts: BTCManager's Week in Review March 20

Last week saw a pincer movement against Bitcoin. On the one hand, you have the threat of a split in the network, with Bitcoin Unlimited looking to make its own path and forge ahead without submitting to SegWit and Bitcoin Core. On the other hand, China's central bank is preparing draft legislation which, if approved, would aim to identify every...

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Ether Cements Second Place: BTCManager's Week in Review March 13

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Ether Cements Second Place: BTCManager's Week in Review March 13

The Bitcoin ETF, COIN, was denied on March 10 by the SEC, sending crypto markets into a frenzy. Altcoins across the board initially fell sharply in value only to rebound as BTC-USD made a remarkable recovery, ending the week around $20 lower than where it started. Ether cemented its place as the second most valuable cryptocurrency, with the market capitalization...

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Ether Classic Shifts as Bitcoin Outshines Gold: BTCManager's Week in Review March 6

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Ether Classic Shifts as Bitcoin Outshines Gold: BTCManager's Week in Review March 6

As bitcoin continues to make fresh highs and the unit price exceeds that of gold, Ethereum Classic looks to implement a change that will fix the supply, moving away from the inflationary Ethereum model, announced March 1. Software clients are scheduled for Summer 2017 and if accepted by the community, the block reward decline is due to start December 2017....

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BTC-USD Solidifies Gains: BTCManager's Week in Review February 27

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BTC-USD Solidifies Gains: BTCManager's Week in Review February 27

Bitcoin and ether both made strong gains over the past week, while blockchain proof of concepts come to fruition, as IBM and Northern Trust introduce a blockchain for private equity while two European banking giants trial an oil trade sucessfully using distributed ledger technology. As noted in our Week in Review February 20, we anticipated the start of a fresh...

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Ether Making a Comeback?: BTCManager’s Week in Review February 20

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Ether Making a Comeback?: BTCManager’s Week in Review February 20

Is this the start of a bullish market for ETH? The weekly chart below shows for the first time, a Kumo breakout, that is a close outside of the Ichimoku cloud; it is a bullish one with ETH-USD closing above the upper span of the Kumo at $12.26. The Ichimoku cloud for ETH-USD has only formed recently given the relatively...

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