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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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$700 Million in Bitcoin Trapped in Unconfirmed Transactions

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

$700 Million in Bitcoin Trapped in Unconfirmed Transactions

Remember back a few months ago when standard low-fee bitcoin transactions were stuck for weeks in purgatory? Well, we’re back at it again. After bitcoin’s massive influx to $7,500 and then its quick drop back down to around $6,400 the tubes seems to be clogged up once again. Politics Behind SegWit Earlier this year the plans for the Segregated Witness…

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Ethereum-Based Omise to Process McDonald’s Thailand Payments

Category: Business, Ethereum, Finance, News

Ethereum-Based Omise to Process McDonald’s Thailand Payments

Omise, the Ethereum-based payment gateway infrastructure provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with McDonald’s Thailand to implement its exclusive payments gateway onto www.mcdonalds.co.th and the McDelivery Thailand mobile app. Since 2013, Omise has been collaborating with local financial institutions, banks, and fintech service providers in Thailand and Japan to create a cross-bank and cross-network blockchain-based financial platform. After launching…

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Op-Ed: My Dental Appointment: No Bitcoin? Ouch!

Category: Commentary

Op-Ed: My Dental Appointment: No Bitcoin? Ouch!

The past five days have not been pleasant amid the discovery that I have a painful tooth infection. So yesterday I finally decided to overcome my denial regarding the seriousness of this and go to see a dentist. In the dental office lobby wrenching in pain while completing what seemed like a sea of new patient forms, I happened to…

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Bits for Diamonds: Bucking the Merchant Acceptance Trend

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Bits for Diamonds: Bucking the Merchant Acceptance Trend

According to a new report from JPMorgan as seen in Bloomberg and Business Insider, merchant acceptance of bitcoin, the world’s leading digital currency, is at an all-time low. Out of the top 500 internet portal, only three accept bitcoin, down from five last year. That decline according to the report signals a “striking discrepancy” to the explosive climb in the…

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Bitmoney.eu making way to Czech Republic, Estonia, and Slovakia with TrustPay as Sixth Payment Method

Category: Press Releases

Bitmoney.eu making way to Czech Republic, Estonia, and Slovakia with TrustPay as Sixth Payment Method

Bitmoney.eu believes that anyone and everyone should be able to acquire bitcoin. Bitcoin guarantees that your money will not disappear, ever. It is incredibly safe and secure to hold as private money, as well as making transactions. Owning bitcoin is as good as gold; bitcoin enthusiasts have called this cryptocurrency digital gold, and rightfully so. While it was declining for…

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Centra’s Blockchain-based Card and Marketplace to Cut Costs of E-commerce

Category: ICO News

Centra’s Blockchain-based Card and Marketplace to Cut Costs of E-commerce

Centra Tech is holding an initial coin offering on September 19 to bolster their blockchain-based Centra card and other products to reduce the costs of commerce across borders. Based on Ethereum, CTR Tokens are utility tokens that will interact with the five core Centra products. Holders of these tokens will benefit from ‘cashback’ in the form of ether for transactions…

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UBS to Launch “Utility Settlement Coin” in Collaboration with 10 Financial Institutions

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

UBS to Launch “Utility Settlement Coin” in Collaboration with 10 Financial Institutions

While banks have been largely opposed to the digital currency bitcoin due to its decentralized peer-to-peer nature that threatens banks’ business models, they are not shying away from using bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, to develop their payment systems. An example of this would be UBS’ new digital currency, the “utility settlement coin” which is set to launch next year…

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Dash To Host Its First Ever Global Conference

Category: Press Releases

Dash To Host Its First Ever Global Conference

London Event Will Be Held On The Eve of The World Blockchain Forum Dash, the world’s leading payments-focused digital currency, announced today it will host its first-ever conference, the Dash Conference, set for September 24 at the Oval Space in London, UK. The conference will serve as the precursor to the highly anticipated World Blockchain Forum on September 25 –…

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Hullcoin Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Tied to Local Community “Currency”

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Hullcoin Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Tied to Local Community “Currency”

Kaini Industries, the company behind Hullcoin, has revealed plans to develop a new cryptocurrency that will be linked to the Hull’s community voucher Hullcoin through the use of smart contract technology. Launched in 2014, Hullcoin is described as the “world’s first community loyalty point.” The token has no intrinsic value but can be used to redeem vouchers and discounts in…

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Cryptocurrency: A Cross-Border Money Transfer Solution?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Cryptocurrency: A Cross-Border Money Transfer Solution?

Making international remittances fair and simple was among the first use cases invented for Bitcoin. Even though the initial concept of low fees and high-speed transactions is now threatened by the increased load on the network and complete absence of any consensus regarding the scalability issue, bitcoin remains a preferable solution for those willing to send money abroad without any…

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