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BitFunder Founder Charged by SEC for Stealing $61 Million Worth of Bitcoin

BitFunder Founder Charged by SEC for Stealing $61 Million Worth of Bitcoin

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/bitfunder-founder-charged-sec-61-million-bitcoin/
on 2018-02-22 00:00:45

Today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought charges against Jon E. Montroll and his exchange BitFunder for operating an unregistered securities exchange and defrauding users. On top of that, the agency also charged the operator — Montroll — with making false and misleading statements in connection with an unregistered offering of securities. BitFunder was … Continue reading BitFunder Founder Charged by SEC for Stealing $61 Million Worth of Bitcoin
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Bitcoin Usage Falls to Its Lowest in Months

Bitcoin Usage Falls to Its Lowest in Months

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-usage-falls-to-its-lowest-in-months/
on 2018-02-21 23:20:26

There’s never a bad time to be sending and receiving bitcoin, but right now is especially good. Fees are at the lowest in 18 months, with the average transaction value now under a dollar. This contrasts starkly with the latter quarter of last year, when rising fees peaked at $34. There’s a primary reason why […]
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Iran: Central Bank Doesn?t Recognize Cryptocurrencies but Plans to Create Its Own

Iran: Central Bank Doesn?t Recognize Cryptocurrencies but Plans to Create Its Own

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/iran-central-bank-doesnt-recognize-cryptocurrencies-like-bitcoin-yet-country-plans-to-create-its-own/
on 2018-02-21 22:38:24

Late last year, it was reported that the Iranian government was interested in utilizing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a way of bypassing economic sanctions levied against the country. But the government has apparently changed its mind: Today, the Central Bank of Iran announced that it has never recognized Bitcoin as an official currency and conducts … Continue reading Iran: Central Bank Doesn’t Recognize Cryptocurrencies but Plans to Create Its Own
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New Jersey High School Offering Lessons In Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

New Jersey High School Offering Lessons In Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/new-jersey-high-school-offering-lessons-in-cryptocurrency-and-blockchain/
on 2018-02-21 21:00:35

Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey is teaching its students about cryptocurrencies. Mr. Tim Breza’s Business and Personal Finance Class is the focus of a CNBC documentary that is showcasing how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and associated blockchain technologies are being introduced and taught in high school and college classrooms. Mr. Breza, a 28-year-old … Continue reading New Jersey High School Offering Lessons In Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
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You Can Now Tokenize Yourself

You Can Now Tokenize Yourself

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/can-now-tokenize/
on 2018-02-21 20:57:01

The future was meant to involve flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, it involves tokenizing yourself on the blockchain. It was Andy Warhol who famously observed that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. That fame, it now appears, may come in the form of the ultimate crypto vanity project: tokenizing yourself and […]
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PR: Bitcoin Holders, Please Claim Your BCP and BCPC, as They Will Be on Exchanges Soon

PR: Bitcoin Holders, Please Claim Your BCP and BCPC, as They Will Be on Exchanges Soon

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-13/
on 2018-02-21 19:30:32

The mainchain energy coin BCP and the sidechain clearance coin BCPC belongs to Bitcoin’s Parallel Ecosystem. All Bitcoin holders of BTC chain at the block height 507,000 on January 30th 2018 have the privilege to claim their BCP and BCPC coins for free from February 12th 2018.
The claiming rate started from 1 BCP and 1,000 BCPC per BTC and would decrease afterwards day by day. 24 hours after 9:00:00 GMT February 12, 2018, BCP and BCPC has entered into a phase that is reduced by 2% every 24 hours. Then after being decreased to 50%, the distribution rate will enter into the second phase, decreasing by 1% every week until it finally becomes zero. Therefore, Bitcoin holders who have not yet claim the coins please visit our official website to apply for coin claim as soon as possible, as the amount of BCP and BCPC claimable will decrease every day.
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Could US Law Enforcement Benefit from Storing Cryptocurrency Seizures on a Blockchain?

Could US Law Enforcement Benefit from Storing Cryptocurrency Seizures on a Blockchain?

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/us-law-enforcement-benefit-storing-cryptocurrency-seizures-blockchain/
on 2018-02-21 19:37:16

As cryptocurrency usage becomes more widespread both above and below the law, various authorities are increasingly required to perform seizures on funds used in criminal cases. Thanks to the various anonymity properties of digital coins, however, it’s proving difficult to track these forfeitures. This lack of transparency leaves critics of the government musing over the … Continue reading Could US Law Enforcement Benefit from Storing Cryptocurrency Seizures on a Blockchain?
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MoneroV ? ein Trojanisches Pferd in der Fork-Manie

MoneroV ? ein Trojanisches Pferd in der Fork-Manie

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/monerov-ein-trojanisches-pferd-in-der-fork-manie/
on 2018-02-21 19:00:33

Durch eine Monero-Hard-Fork wird ein neuer Coin namens MoneroV das Licht der Welt erblicken. MoneroV setzt dabei auf einen Coin Cap, möchte die Skalierungsprobleme von Monero lösen und möglichst zeitnah eine Light Wallet veröffentlichen. Verschiedene Warnsignale um dieses Projekt lassen jedoch von einer Partizipation abraten.  Sind Hard Forks nicht etwas Schönes? Im Fall von Bitcoin…
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Bafin Clarifies Stance on ICOs as More Germans Ask About Tokens

Bafin Clarifies Stance on ICOs as More Germans Ask About Tokens

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/bafin-clarifies-stance-icos-germans-ask-tokens/
on 2018-02-21 19:00:14

Germany’s financial regulator has clarified its position on initial coin offerings. Bafin admitted it was receiving many inquiries about the status of tokens and cryptocurrencies distributed to investors through ICOs. The federal agency advised interested parties to refer to regulations applicable to traditional financial instruments and comply with current requirements. A new survey found out […]
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SegWit kurz vor Durchbruch: Coinbase und Bitfinex wollen Segregated Witness unterstützen

SegWit kurz vor Durchbruch: Coinbase und Bitfinex wollen Segregated Witness unterstützen

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/segwit-kurz-vor-durchbruch-coinbase-und-bitfinex-wollen-segregated-witness-unterstuetzen/
on 2018-02-21 17:30:53

Mit Coinbase und Bitfinex haben zwei der größten Bitcoin-Handelsplattformen für Kryptowährungen angekündigt, Segregated Witness Protokolle an ihren Exchanges unterstützen zu wollen. Damit scheint ein wichtiger Schritt in der Massenadaption des Software-Updates gemacht zu sein. Bisher verlief die Übernahme des Protokolls durch die Bitcoin-Community eher schleppend. Die Krypto-Börse Bitfinex kündigte gestern in einem Medium-Post an, in…
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Regain Control From Nanny Zuck ? How To Make Facebook Show You The News Again

Regain Control From Nanny Zuck ? How To Make Facebook Show You The News Again

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/how-to-take-control-back-from-nanny-zuck-how-you-make-facebook-show-you-the-news-again/
on 2018-02-21 17:00:46

The beginning of 2018 saw a dramatic change in how the world’s most popular social media platform, Facebook, presented its content. Curation has always been a real issue with Facebook, but users who were once empowered to decide their personal feed scroll are now actively being managed. Here’s how to gain back some control. Also […]
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ZenSoft and OPEN partner for cryptocurrency acceptance

ZenSoft and OPEN partner for cryptocurrency acceptance

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/zensoft-open-partner-cryptocurrency-acceptance/
on 2018-02-21 15:59:40

New alliance to facilitate the software company’s ability to accept cryptocurrencies. Software development company ZenSoft has entered into a strategic partnership with the OPEN Platform to facilitate the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in its enterprise software development projects. OPEN, a San Francisco and Toronto based blockchain initiative, provides a comprehensive architecture for integrating blockchain technology into … Continue reading ZenSoft and OPEN partner for cryptocurrency acceptance
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Ethereum (ETH)-Kursanalyse KW08 ? Nun doch wieder im Abwärtstrend

Ethereum (ETH)-Kursanalyse KW08 ? Nun doch wieder im Abwärtstrend

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/ethereum-eth-kursanalyse-kw08-nun-doch-wieder-im-abwaertstrend/
on 2018-02-21 15:40:53

Der Kurs von Ethereum konnte auf bis zu 793 Euro steigen. Danach trat er jedoch in einen leichten Abwärtstrend ein, fiel unter den bestehenden Aufwärtstrend und auch unter die exponentiellen gleitenden Mittelwerte EMA50 und EMA100. (Zum tieferen Verständnis der Begriffe einer Kursanalyse sei auf diesen Link verwiesen). Zusammenfassung Der Ethereum-Kurs ist in dieser Woche konstant geblieben. Nach…
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The Railway Transport Moves Towards Using Blockchain Technology

The Railway Transport Moves Towards Using Blockchain Technology

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/railway-transport-moves-towards-using-blockchain-technology/
on 2018-02-21 14:55:56

On 15 February, within the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between Novotrans, one of the largest railway rolling stock operators in Russia and the CIS, and UniversaBlockchain. The representatives of Novotrans told BitJournal.mediaabot this event. “The main objective of our joint project with Novotrans is toperform the digitization of … Continue reading The Railway Transport Moves Towards Using Blockchain Technology
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Coinbase Addresses Recent Issues and Future Payment Support Plans

Coinbase Addresses Recent Issues and Future Payment Support Plans

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/coinbase-addresses-recent-issues-future-payment-support-plans/
on 2018-02-21 14:22:03

Coinbase is a very hot company as of right now. That is not always for the right reasons either, unfortunately. The company recently provided a product update to explain what the future holds for this firm as of right now. Addressing Recent Coinbase Issues and Reports The year 2018 has been rather eventful for Coinbase … Continue reading Coinbase Addresses Recent Issues and Future Payment Support Plans
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Venezuela: Pre-Sale für Petro gestartet, 735 Millionen US-Dollar eingenommen

Venezuela: Pre-Sale für Petro gestartet, 735 Millionen US-Dollar eingenommen

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/venezuela-pre-sale-fuer-petro-gestartet-735-millionen-us-dollar-eingenommen/
on 2018-02-21 13:30:45

Anfang des Monats berichteten wir bereits vom anstehenden Pre-Sale des Petro – ein ölgebundener Coin, mit dem Venezuela die finanzielle Krise überwinden will. Gestern, dem 20. Februar, ist der Pre-Sale gestartet. Werfen wir einen Blick auf den bisherigen Stand der Dinge. Mit der landeseigenen Kryptowährung Petro will der venezolanische Präsident Nicolas Maduro US-Sanktionen umgehen und…
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How South Korean Government Prevents Officials from Insider Crypto Trading

How South Korean Government Prevents Officials from Insider Crypto Trading

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/how-south-korean-government-prevents-officials-from-insider-cryptotrading/
on 2018-02-21 13:30:01

South Korea currently has no law against government officials insider trading with the knowledge of cryptocurrency regulations. The case against an employee of the country’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) accused of crypto insider trading has come to a standstill without grounds for punishment. However, the government has worked out a plan to prevent future occurrences. […]
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Ripple Expands its List of Partners With Five More

Ripple Expands its List of Partners With Five More

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/ripple-expands-list-partners-five/
on 2018-02-21 12:38:42

Not many other blockchain companies can boast new partners on a weekly basis. Ripple is one that can and, love it or hate it, the San Francisco based global payments provider has added to that list of over a hundred with five more this week. In addition to banks in Brazil and India, Singaporean and … Continue reading Ripple Expands its List of Partners With Five More
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Lisk-Relaunch ? Was man nun erwarten kann

Lisk-Relaunch ? Was man nun erwarten kann

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/lisk-relaunch-was-man-nun-erwarten-kann/
on 2018-02-21 12:15:11

Das BTC-ECHO-Team war am gestrigen Abend beim Lisk-Relaunch in Berlin vor Ort. Bei der Veranstaltung wurden unter anderem das neue Design der Website, ein verbessertes Interface für Developer und der neue Ansatz des Lisk-Teams vorgestellt, Blockchain-Entwickler zu unterstützen und auszustatten. Wie wir letzte Woche bereits berichtet, gibt es zur Zeit einiges an Bewegung im Lisk-Ökosystem.…
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Tesla Hit by Hackers Who Used its Systems to Mine Cryptocurrency

Tesla Hit by Hackers Who Used its Systems to Mine Cryptocurrency

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/tesla-hit-hackers-used-systems-mine-cryptocurrency/
on 2018-02-21 11:50:52

Elon Musk might be able to send his personal Tesla car into space, he might change the way humanity produces and stores energy, and he might even build a colony on Mars one day. However, even this real-life Iron Man apparently can’t escape the reach of crypto mining hackers. Also Read: US Federal Authorities Arrest […]
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PR: SaaS Company Axpire ? for a Better Future

PR: SaaS Company Axpire ? for a Better Future

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/116336-2/
on 2018-02-21 11:30:44

aXpire is an ERP SaaS company offering a suite of products to increase efficiency of service spend and general profit margins. We recently underwent a token sale where we reached our $20m hardcap in only 89 hours. As we relaunch our website, we think now is an opportune time to outline the future of aXpire.
To give a high level background, we tend to think of our company as four quadrants, making up a greater whole. We are split between P2P vs. B2B and front end vs. back end. Right now, we have only one quadrant of the company fully built out and in use; Resolvr. This application represents our B2B back end product, responsible for spend management. We are building out a front end add-on, to handle RFPs, under the Resolvr name. Businesses will be able to put out RFPs in a standardized front end, with metric-driven filtering, and full back end spend management support. Our P2P products are built around the concept of a consumer version of our B2B software, a platform for exchange of services and a back end of spend analysis.
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Lisk Rebrands in Berlin but Fails to Lift Price

Lisk Rebrands in Berlin but Fails to Lift Price

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/lisk-rebrands-berlin-fails-lift-price/
on 2018-02-21 11:00:41

A relaunch or rebrand usually does wonders for a cryptocurrency or blockchain project. The latest to revamp their look, website, and products is Berlin based Lisk which held an event yesterday. The team addressed an audience of over 500 highlighting new products, core updates, and a vision for the future. The conference started out with … Continue reading Lisk Rebrands in Berlin but Fails to Lift Price
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Preismodellierung mit Brownscher Bewegung und Monte-Carlo Simulation

Preismodellierung mit Brownscher Bewegung und Monte-Carlo Simulation

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/preismodellierung-mit-brownscher-bewegung-und-monte-carlo-simulation/
on 2018-02-21 10:30:17

Wie wird sich der Preis einer Kryptowährung in der Zukunft entwickeln? Natürlich haben wir alle keine Glaskugel, aber auf Basis statistischer Modelle lässt sich abschätzen, in welchem Rahmen Preisänderungen zu erwarten sind. Eines, die Monte-Carlo-Simulation, soll hier vorgestellt werden. “Wie wird sich Bitcoin im Jahr 2018 verhalten?” Eine Frage, die sich viele stellen und die auch oft…
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Cardano Foundation Publishes Research on Threat of Quantum Computing

Cardano Foundation Publishes Research on Threat of Quantum Computing

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/cardano-foundation-publishes-research-threat-quantum-computing/
on 2018-02-21 10:30:03

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies can be threatened in some ways. Quantum computing is perhaps of the biggest concerns as of right now. The Cardano Foundation and think-tank Z/YN recently released their findings on this potential threat to public key cryptography. Cardano Wants to Become Quantum Computing-Resistant Quantum computing is the next logical evolution in the … Continue reading Cardano Foundation Publishes Research on Threat of Quantum Computing
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Fighting Corruption with More Transparent Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains

Fighting Corruption with More Transparent Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/21/fighting-corruption-transparent-cryptocurrencies-blockchains/
on 2018-02-21 10:00:49

Addressing corruption has proven to be a rather problematic venture. Both cryptocurrencies and blockchain may prove to be of great value in this regard. Their lack of anonymity and privacy will help establish a more secure ecosystem moving forward. Cryptocurrencies Can Address Corruption Corruption still thrives in this day and age of technological advances. Even … Continue reading Fighting Corruption with More Transparent Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains
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