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Month: February 2018

Wall Street Analyst Tommy Lee Says Retailer Adoption Could Lead to Bitcoin Price Surge

Wall Street Analyst Tommy Lee Says Retailer Adoption Could Lead to Bitcoin Price Surge

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/wall-street-analyst-tommy-lee-predicts-bitcoin-surge-retailer-adoption/
on 2018-02-28 23:00:12

Ever the Bitcoin bull, Fundstrat’s Tommy Lee has today predicted a full recovery and then some in the cryptocurrency market within 2018. He cites crypto-related announcements from various international companies as contributing to the restoration of lost confidence. Rakuten, Starbucks, Facebook, and Amazon Thought to be Looking Towards Crypto Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global … Continue reading Wall Street Analyst Tommy Lee Says Retailer Adoption Could Lead to Bitcoin Price Surge
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What?s New in the Cryptocurrency Market in 2018?

What?s New in the Cryptocurrency Market in 2018?

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/whats-new-in-the-cryptocurrency-market-in-2018/
on 2018-02-28 21:48:20

Cryptocurrency is the new favourite word for investors and geeks. It’s one of the most exciting commodities to invest with its high volatile nature belonging to one of the most developing software .i.e. Blockchain. Over the past 6-8 months, we have seen cryptocurrencies reach to the best of their prices and to the least of … Continue reading What’s New in the Cryptocurrency Market in 2018?
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Texas Securities Board Issues Another Cease-and-Desist, This Time Against LeadInvest

Texas Securities Board Issues Another Cease-and-Desist, This Time Against LeadInvest

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/texas-securities-board-issues-another-cease-desist-time-leadinvest/
on 2018-02-28 21:00:48

This week, the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued another cease-and-desist order: This time to a “company” called LeadInvest. The agency contends that LeadInvest fabricated its management team and illegally solicited investors for a cryptocurrency mining operation and lending program. On February 26th 2018, the Securities Commissioner of the State of Texas, Travis J. Iles, signed and … Continue reading Texas Securities Board Issues Another Cease-and-Desist, This Time Against LeadInvest
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Blockchain Bringing Convenience and Control to the Hotel Industry

Blockchain Bringing Convenience and Control to the Hotel Industry

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/blockchain-bringing-convenience-control-hotel-industry/
on 2018-02-28 20:51:59

The next era of blockchain development is rolling out, with features like smart contracts and faster transactions making crypto much more than just a means of exchange. These simple features are making a lot of new business models possible. Smart contracts make many classes of transactions almost completely automated, removing any need for central servers … Continue reading Blockchain Bringing Convenience and Control to the Hotel Industry
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New Blockchain Platform Turns Data Into Real-World AI Solutions

New Blockchain Platform Turns Data Into Real-World AI Solutions

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/dbrain-new-blockchain-platform-turns-data-into-real-world-ai-solutions/
on 2018-02-28 20:12:29

Artificial intelligence (AI) could become a driving factor in what the future holds for global economic growth. As a new production factor, AI can change how work is performed and reinforced, introducing new sources and changing the way humans are perceived in driving business growth. Accenture reported that AI could double yearly economic growth by … Continue reading New Blockchain Platform Turns Data Into Real-World AI Solutions
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Empowering Humanitarian Aid with 21st Century Tools

Empowering Humanitarian Aid with 21st Century Tools

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/empowering-humanitarian-aid-with-21st-century-tools/
on 2018-02-28 19:48:53

Blockchain has transformed a number of industries, one, in particular, is the fintech arena. However, one area that remains largely unexplored is the world of humanitarian aid. In reality, blockchain is perfectly suited for this, as it allows users to create and spread information across a large network of computers, which in itself lends to … Continue reading Empowering Humanitarian Aid with 21st Century Tools
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UAE Bitcoin Investors Share Emotional Rollecoaster

UAE Bitcoin Investors Share Emotional Rollecoaster

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/two-uae-bitcoin-investors-share-emotional-rollercoaster/
on 2018-02-28 19:53:00

Mohammed and Fred, two residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), are two cryptocurrency ‘noobs’ that invested in late 2017, unaware the rally would fade all too quickly. The Tale of Two UAE Bitcoin Investors Cryptocurrencies aren’t new. Wikileaks accepts bitcoin donations since 2011, but it only took the world by surprise in 2017 as … Continue reading UAE Bitcoin Investors Share Emotional Rollecoaster
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PR: Education Ecosystem Announces Token Exchange Listings and Chance to Win Three Tesla Model S Cars

PR: Education Ecosystem Announces Token Exchange Listings and Chance to Win Three Tesla Model S Cars

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-education-ecosystem-announces-token-exchange-listings-and-chance-to-win-three-tesla-model-s-cars/
on 2018-02-28 19:30:45

Education Ecosystem (LiveEdu has announced that their Education token will be issued to crowdsale contributors and also listed on exchanges this week.
CEO, Dr. Michael J. Garbade has this to say, “As ICO contributors know, due to legal restrictions we could not start work with centralized exchange listings until our ICO Round I was closed. This issue slowed us down but we have made progress with the help of our advisors. We have already closed deals with three exchanges where Education tokens will be listed, namely Bibox, Gate.io and Exchange 3. Exchange 3 will announce the listing themselves due to their policy. Our goal after these three listings is to get listed on two Tier 1 exchanges with whom we are currently in discussion. All of these exchanges will list Education tokens with ETH and BTC pairs.”
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Bundesfinanzministerium: Umsatzsteuerfreiheit bei Kryptowährungen

Bundesfinanzministerium: Umsatzsteuerfreiheit bei Kryptowährungen

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https://www.btc-echo.de/bundesfinanzministerium-umsatzsteuerfreiheit-bei-kryptowaehrungen/
on 2018-02-28 19:04:44

Die Besteuerung von Kryptowährungen bleibt auch weiterhin eine komplizierte und spannende Angelegenheit. Gerade im Bereich der Umsatzsteuer hatte es vermehrt Unklarheiten und widersprüchliche Aussagen gegeben. Das Bundesfinanzministerium sorgt mit einer Note nun jedoch erstmals für eine schriftliche Klarstellung. Im vergangenen Monat haben wir an dieser Stelle bereits eine kleine Einführung in die Besteuerung von Kryptowährungen…BTC-ECHO

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Lawyers Discuss Challenges Posed by Cryptocurrencies During Divorce

Lawyers Discuss Challenges Posed by Cryptocurrencies During Divorce

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https://news.bitcoin.com/lawyers-discuss-challenges-cryptocurrencies-divorce/
on 2018-02-28 19:02:25

Several lawyers have discussed some of the challenges that arise from cryptocurrency ownership during divorce. The anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies creates the possibility for spouses to accumulate wealth that is concealed from their partner. However, this often can lead to parties searching for “pots of gold” that don’t exist. Also Read: Israeli Supreme Court Forbids Bank […]
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Europol Struggles with Monero, Zcash, and Dash

Europol Struggles with Monero, Zcash, and Dash

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/europol-struggles-monero-zcash-dash/
on 2018-02-28 17:55:07

Europol and London’s Met Police are on to Monero, Zcash, and Dash, as the top cryptocurrencies for cybercrime, but there is not much they can do. Anonymous Cryptocurrencies Problematic for Europol As crime linked to cryptocurrency takes an increasingly high profile, police cryptocurrency experts are struggling with the cryptography behind a few of the digital … Continue reading Europol Struggles with Monero, Zcash, and Dash
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Report: Crypto Miners Bought 3 Million GPUs Last Year

Report: Crypto Miners Bought 3 Million GPUs Last Year

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https://news.bitcoin.com/report-crypto-miners-bought-3-million-gpus-last-year/
on 2018-02-28 17:35:46

More than 3 million graphics cards have been sold to cryptocurrency miners in 2017, with sales reaching $776 million, a new report revealed. According to a major manufacturer, prices of GPUs will continue to increase in 2018, despite expectations of decreasing demand in the mining sector.   Also read: AMD Increases GPU Production to Match […]
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Crypto Assets Conference: Alte Finanzwelt prallt auf Krypto-Kosmos

Crypto Assets Conference: Alte Finanzwelt prallt auf Krypto-Kosmos

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https://www.btc-echo.de/crypto-assets-conference-alte-finanzwelt-prallt-auf-krypto-kosmos/
on 2018-02-28 17:10:26

In dieser Woche fand an der Frankfurt School of Finance & Management die Crypto Assets Conference statt – BTC-ECHO war für euch vor Ort. Die traditionelle Finanzwelt traf hier mit Unternehmern aus der Krypto-Industrie zusammen. In Vorträgen und Panel-Diskussionen wurden Kryptowährungen, ICOs und deren Regulierungen aus mehreren Perspektiven betrachtet.  Die Sicht der etablierten Finanzwelt BaFin–Repräsentant,…BTC-ECHO

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Blockchain Platform SyncFab Plans on Decentralizing Manufacturing and Creating Jobs, In Today?s Dramatically Growing Internet of Things Driven Next-Gen Economy

Blockchain Platform SyncFab Plans on Decentralizing Manufacturing and Creating Jobs, In Today?s Dramatically Growing Internet of Things Driven Next-Gen Economy

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/blockchain-platform-syncfab-decentralizes-manufacturing-creates-jobs/
on 2018-02-28 17:00:50

“The manufacturing industry is focused on big players… this prevents independent buyers, startups and small to medium-sized businesses from participating. We are solving this problem.”  — SyncFab’s CEO Jeremy Goodwin. SyncFab has been in business since 2013 and since then partnered with the cities of San Francisco, San Leandro, and Oakland as part of their … Continue reading Blockchain Platform SyncFab Plans on Decentralizing Manufacturing and Creating Jobs, In Today’s Dramatically Growing Internet of Things Driven Next-Gen Economy
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USA: Dutzende ICOs nach Anruf der Börsenaufsicht abgesagt

USA: Dutzende ICOs nach Anruf der Börsenaufsicht abgesagt

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https://www.btc-echo.de/usa-dutzende-icos-nach-anruf-der-boersenaufsicht-abgesagt/
on 2018-02-28 16:15:28

Die US-amerikanische Börsenaufsicht entledigt sich derzeit telefonisch aller ICOs, die sie für unseriös hält. Der SEC-Vorsitzende Jay Clayton erklärte, Betrüger seien derzeit damit beschäftigt, sowohl den Markt für Kryptowährungen als auch die Blockchain-Technologie für ihre Zwecke einzuspannen. Die verwendeten Methoden seien jedoch so alt wie der Finanzmarkt selbst, so Clayton. Die in Washington D.C. beheimatete…BTC-ECHO

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Die IOTA-Leaks: Feindseligkeit beim MIT ? oder mangelnde Einsicht bei IOTA?

Die IOTA-Leaks: Feindseligkeit beim MIT ? oder mangelnde Einsicht bei IOTA?

found at
https://bitcoinblog.de/2018/02/28/die-iota-leaks-feindseligkeit-beim-mit-oder-mangelnde-einsicht-bei-iota/
on 2018-02-28 16:22:16

Ein Leak von Emails zwischen IOTA-Entwicklern und der Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) des MIT zeigt, wie eine sachliche Diskussion über mögliche Fehler in einem Krypto-Algorithmus eskalieren kann – und ist eine spannende Lektüre für alle, die Kryptographie und Kryptowährungen interessant finden.

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Digital Currency Group Welcomes Bitcoin-Friendly Bank to the ?DCG Family?

Digital Currency Group Welcomes Bitcoin-Friendly Bank to the ?DCG Family?

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https://news.bitcoin.com/digital-currency-group-welcomes-bitcoin-friendly-bank-to-the-dcg-family/
on 2018-02-28 16:00:08

This week the ‘bitcoin-friendly’ financial institution Silvergate Bank sold 9.5 million shares that raised a sum of $114Mn USD during the common stock sale. Some of the capital injection was provided by the venture capital firm Digital Currency Group who welcomed Silvergate Bank into the company’s growing list of partners and subsidiaries. Also read: Indians Look […]
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Canadian Cryptocurrency Mining Boom in Full Swing

Canadian Cryptocurrency Mining Boom in Full Swing

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/canadian-cryptocurrency-mining-boom-full-swing/
on 2018-02-28 15:30:32

Cryptocurrency mining is a very difficult yet potentially profitable business model. Without meeting certain conditions, it is almost possible to break even, let alone make a profit. It seems Canada is slowly becoming a major hub for cryptocurrency mining operations as of right now. The cold climate and cheap electricity make it a very attractive … Continue reading Canadian Cryptocurrency Mining Boom in Full Swing
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Altcoin Futures Could be The Next Big Thing

Altcoin Futures Could be The Next Big Thing

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/altcoin-futures-next-big-thing/
on 2018-02-28 15:00:18

Big developments may be coming to the cryptocurrency industry. The launch of Bitcoin futures has been interesting, albeit somewhat lackluster. It now seems we may see some more cryptocurrency-related futures products coming to market soon. Wedbush Futures is actively contemplating introducing altcoin-based futures contracts to their clients. More Cryptocurrency Futures Products It is evident there … Continue reading Altcoin Futures Could be The Next Big Thing
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Bill Gates Says Crypto Has Caused Deaths in a Fairly Direct Way

Bill Gates Says Crypto Has Caused Deaths in a Fairly Direct Way

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https://news.bitcoin.com/bill-gates-crypto-caused-deaths-fairly-direct-way/
on 2018-02-28 14:58:00

One of the world’s most affluent persons, Bill Gates, appears to have bought in to the rhetoric of popular media and government law enforcement accounts. Recently, Mr. Gates and his wife submitted to a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA), and Mr. Gates’ gave some unusual views on cryptocurrency.   Also read: How To Regain Control From Nanny Zuck […]
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Blockchain-based Streaming Platform Play2Live Successfully Broadcasted World?s First Tournament With Crypto Prize Pool

Blockchain-based Streaming Platform Play2Live Successfully Broadcasted World?s First Tournament With Crypto Prize Pool

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/blockchain-based-streaming-platform-play2live-successfully-broadcasted-worlds-first-tournament-crypto-prize-pool/
on 2018-02-28 14:35:40

Play2Live CryptoMasters was scheduled to release of the 2.0 version of MVP with advanced player and P2P CDN, that was tested during the broadcast of the tournament. Play2Live (P2L), the first full-blown blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers and esports fans successfully hosted and broadcasted the world’s first esport tournament with the main prize –  2 … Continue reading Blockchain-based Streaming Platform Play2Live Successfully Broadcasted World’s First Tournament With Crypto Prize Pool
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US Justice Department to Focus on Potential Cryptocurrency Regulation

US Justice Department to Focus on Potential Cryptocurrency Regulation

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/us-justice-department-focus-potential-cryptocurrency-regulation/
on 2018-02-28 14:30:07

Regulating cryptocurrencies is not straightforward by any means. Various governments around the world are focusing their attention on achieving this goal. The US Justice Department is currently working on a so-called “comprehensive strategy”. It is a bit unclear what this entails exactly. We do know the road ahead will not be easy. The US Justice … Continue reading US Justice Department to Focus on Potential Cryptocurrency Regulation
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Japanese Energy Company Entering the Mining Business

Japanese Energy Company Entering the Mining Business

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/japanese-energy-company-entering-mining-business/
on 2018-02-28 13:53:01

Kumamoto Energy entering the mining business made headlines this week. The Japanese company plans to set up a subsidiary company, wholesale their surplus electricity at a reduced price, and use it for mining cryptocurrencies. Kumamoto Energy is a so-called unconventional energy company that uses solar power to provide electricity. However, given the nature of energy … Continue reading Japanese Energy Company Entering the Mining Business
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Coinbase Reports Almost Half its Profit Came in December Alone

Coinbase Reports Almost Half its Profit Came in December Alone

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/28/coinbase-reports-almost-half-profit-came-december-alone/
on 2018-02-28 14:10:04

Coinbase recently reported to investors that it made $1 Billion in revenue through 2017.  An independent assessment finds that 43% of that was in December alone. Bitcoin Run Responsible for 43% of 2017 Profit The San Franciso based exchange Coinbase was one of the first interfaces to make Bitcoin accessible to the masses using credit cards and … Continue reading Coinbase Reports Almost Half its Profit Came in December Alone
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Porsche und Xain bringen Blockchain ins Auto

Porsche und Xain bringen Blockchain ins Auto

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https://www.btc-echo.de/porsche-und-xain-bringen-blockchain-ins-auto/
on 2018-02-28 13:50:21

Der Stuttgarter Automobilhersteller Porsche testet gemeinsam mit dem Berliner Start-up Xain erstmals Blockchain-Anwendungen direkt im Fahrzeug. Die Anwendungsfälle reichen von der Ver- und Entriegelung per App über zeitlich befristete Zugangsberechtigungen bis hin zu neuen Geschäftsmodellen durch verschlüsseltes Datenlogging. Wie wir berichtet haben, hatte Xain im Sommer 2017 den ersten „Porsche Innovation Contest“ zum Thema Blockchain…BTC-ECHO

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