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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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Bitcoin Ecosystem Strengthens Amid Record Highs Above $4000: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 14

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Bitcoin Ecosystem Strengthens Amid Record Highs Above $4000: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 14

The price of bitcoin hit yet another all-time high this week when the market managed to reach $4,190 on August 13 as SegWit has been locked in and will soon come into effect. However, that was not the only driver of the cryptocurrency’s price. The Bitcoin ecosystem is showing clear signs of maturing, with the cryptoasset not only into a...

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Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Following Hard Fork: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 7

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Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Following Hard Fork: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 7

On August 1, bitcoin experienced a hard fork that created a new version of the cryptocurrency called bitcoin cash. While many community members were concerned about what a hard fork of bitcoin could mean for the digital currency’s value and its ecosystem, it seems that none of the potential doomsday scenarios happened. On the contrary, bitcoin rallied in the days...

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BTC-E Domain Seized, ICOs in the SEC's Crosshairs: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 31

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BTC-E Domain Seized, ICOs in the SEC's Crosshairs: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 31

For the week ending July 30, BTC-E’s involvement in the Mt.Gox hack was revealed by a WizSecruity Report according to which Hackers collaborated with BTC-E and its owner Alexander Vinnik to steal the wallet.dat file stored in the centralized databases of Mt. Gox to gain access to nearly 630,000 bitcoin. The wallet.dat file was stolen in September 2011 and the...

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BIP 91 Activation Awaits, Parity Hackers Bag $32 Million in Ether: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 24

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BIP 91 Activation Awaits, Parity Hackers Bag $32 Million in Ether: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 24

The much anticipated SegWit implementation could be one step closer to reality by the second week of August now that BIP 91 has been signaled by over the 80 percent of hash power needed to lock it in, which means that the Bitcoin blockchain will soon be optimized by 75 percent. Transactions will become cheaper as their size will decrease...

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Cryptoassets Correct After Impressive Spring Rally: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 17

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Cryptoassets Correct After Impressive Spring Rally: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 17

The price of bitcoin has decreased over 33 percent since its all-time high just under $3,000 on June 12. By the end of calendar week 28, BTC-USD dipped below the $2,000 mark for the first time since May 27, 2017. The uncertainty surrounding the implementation of SegWit2x on August 1, which aims to upgrade the bitcoin blockchain to combat its...

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Craig Wright's Ferocious Speech, Investors Move from Gold to Bitcoin: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 10

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Craig Wright's Ferocious Speech, Investors Move from Gold to Bitcoin: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 10

At the Future of Bitcoin in Arnhem, the alleged Satoshi, Craig Wright, held a furious talk, which was interrupted by emergent eruptions of applause. During his speech, he reignited the block size debate by attacking Core and announced that he would actively fight SegWit. He promised to soon launch a mining pool, with at least 20 percent of the network’s...

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Bitcoin Outperforms Traditional Assets for First Half of 2017: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 3

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Bitcoin Outperforms Traditional Assets for First Half of 2017: BTCManager’s Week in Review July 3

The past week has reminded us again how important strong cyber security measures are for companies, institutions, as well as individuals when the “NotPetya” attack spread globally and encrypting systems of leading institutions such as banks, oil companies, and the Ukrainian government. Similarly to the WannaCry attack in the month prior, the attackers asked for a ransom payment in bitcoin....

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SegWit Looks More Likely, Ether Flash Crash Raises Concerns of Moral Hazard: BTCManager’s Week in Review June 26

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SegWit Looks More Likely, Ether Flash Crash Raises Concerns of Moral Hazard: BTCManager’s Week in Review June 26

It has been another interesting week for the crypto economy. SegWit2x Alpha, which aims to solve many of bitcoin’s scalability issues, is out and has so far received over 75 percent support from the bitcoin blockchain’s hashrate. While ether experienced a flash crash sending the cryptoasset to a low of $0.10 momentarily.  Only four days after the Alpha release SegWit2x...

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Bitmain Draws Up Anti-USAF Plans: BTCManager’s Week in Review June 19

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Bitmain Draws Up Anti-USAF Plans: BTCManager’s Week in Review June 19

The price of bitcoin took a dive during the week beginning June 12 from its all-time high at $2,997 to its June low at $2,212 after Chinese mining hardware producer Bitmain announced its “contingency plan” against the proposed BIP148 UASF (User-Activated Soft Fork) on August 1, which contains a new hard fork that has been coined UAHF (User-Activated Hard Fork)....

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Bitcoin Price Nears $3000: BTCManager’s Week in Review June 12

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Bitcoin Price Nears $3000: BTCManager’s Week in Review June 12

The price of bitcoin continued its rally to inch close to the $3,000 mark last week. One of the reasons for that, according to Kirill Tatarinov, CEO of cyber security company Citrix Systems, is that companies are increasingly buying and storing bitcoin to pay for potential ransomware attacks in the future. "We've seen people pay up after ransomware attacks. We've...

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