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UK: Bank of England Researching Digital Currency, No Plans To Launch

UK: Bank of England Researching Digital Currency, No Plans To Launch

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/uk-bank-of-england-researching-digital-currency-no-plans-launch/
on 2018-02-23 23:30:31

Despite rumours to the contrary, the UK government have announced that they will not be following the likes of Venezuela in launching their own digital currency for now. Whilst the Bank of England are indeed studying the implications of centrally-issued electronic currency, a government minister has stated that there are no plans in the immediate … Continue reading UK: Bank of England Researching Digital Currency, No Plans To Launch
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CAC, a Dark Horse in Asia?s Booming Blockchain Market

CAC, a Dark Horse in Asia?s Booming Blockchain Market

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/cac-dark-horse-asias-booming-blockchain-market/
on 2018-02-23 23:00:54

On February 16, 2018, the first ever Digital Currency Blockchain Forum was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, during which, CAC, the high-profile Credit Asia Chain, was officially launched with a star-studded team and advisory committee spanning from blockchain experts, to consumer finance veterans, and government officials. What is CAC? “CAC (Credit Asia Chain) is a social credit platform based on blockchain technology. The system is designed to solve long-lasting issues of information asymmetry, … Continue reading CAC, a Dark Horse in Asia’s Booming Blockchain Market
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Finance Ministry Employees Caught Mining Cryptos in Kazakhstan

Finance Ministry Employees Caught Mining Cryptos in Kazakhstan

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/finance-ministry-employees-caught-mining-cryptos-kazakhstan/
on 2018-02-23 22:55:00

The Ministry of Finance in Kazakhstan has announced measures to improve security and oversight in its IT department after catching four employees mining cryptocurrencies on its servers. Joking that the miners have taken over the central bank’s main duty – money emission, a deputy called for crypto regulations. The National Bank is actually working on […]
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GDAX Announce Full SegWit Support, Network Fees Continue to Fall

GDAX Announce Full SegWit Support, Network Fees Continue to Fall

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/gdax-announce-full-segwit-support-network-fees-continue-to-fall/
on 2018-02-23 22:15:37

GDAX, the trading arm of cryptocurrency brokerage Coinbase, announced today that they will implement full SegWit support for Bitcoin transactions in the coming days. The protocol upgrade aims to make transactions quicker and cheaper for users of BTC. GDAX Joins Coinbase and Bitfinex GDAX are the latest of the cryptocurrency industry’s major players to offer … Continue reading GDAX Announce Full SegWit Support, Network Fees Continue to Fall
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Montana Scores $250 Million Bitcoin Mining Campus

Montana Scores $250 Million Bitcoin Mining Campus

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/montana-scores-250-million-bitcoin-mining-campus/
on 2018-02-23 20:30:43

The Big Sky Country state of Montana keeps raking them in. For the second time this month, a mining operation is announcing its moving to the Butte area. Power Block Coin LLC is reportedly plunking down a quarter of billion dollars to upgrade existing facilities to mine the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Also read: How […]
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Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, Completely Offline After Ransomware Virus

Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, Completely Offline After Ransomware Virus

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/colorado-department-of-transportation-cdot-completely-offline-following-a-ransomeware-virus/
on 2018-02-23 20:17:53

Employees at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) spent the second day offline today, while security officials — including the FBI — continue to investigate a ransomware virus that hijacked computer files and demanded payment in Bitcoin for their return. According to Amy Ford, a CDOT spokeswoman, only employee computers running Windows and equipped with McAfee … Continue reading Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, Completely Offline After Ransomware Virus
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Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to Bugs

Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to Bugs

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/report-claims-34000-ethereum-smart-contracts-vulnerable-bugs/
on 2018-02-23 19:04:11

Over 34,000 ethereum smart contracts containing $4.4 million in ETH may be vulnerable to exploitation. That’s the conclusion reached by a quintet of researchers hailing from Singapore and the UK. Their technical report, which is currently undergoing peer review, suggests that millions of dollars in ether may be at risk from poorly coded smart contracts […]
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Südkorea: Nein zum Verbot von Kryptowährungen

Südkorea: Nein zum Verbot von Kryptowährungen

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/suedkorea-schliesst-verbot-von-kryptowaehrungen-aus/
on 2018-02-23 18:00:34

Der Vorsitzende der Finanzaufsichtsbehörde Südkoreas erklärte gegenüber Pressevertretern am Dienstag, die Regierung werde Transaktionen von Kryptowährungen erlauben, sofern sie regelkonform sind. Die Abkehr von einem Verbot von Kryptowährungen kam etwa drei Wochen, nachdem anonyme Accounts in Südkorea verboten wurden. Choe Heung-sik ist Leiter der Finanzaufsichtsbehörde. Seit dem 30. Januar dieses Jahres ist die Eintragung von…BTC-ECHO

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Turkish Minister Proposes National Cryptocurrency

Turkish Minister Proposes National Cryptocurrency

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/turkish-minister-proposes-national-cryptocurrency/
on 2018-02-23 17:30:15

The deputy chair of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Ahmet Kenan Tanrikulu, has written a 22-page report seeking to highlight the regulatory vacuum that presently exists in Turkey pertaining to cryptocurrencies. The report also makes a number of policy recommendations for the development of a regulatory framework for virtual currencies, including advocating that Turkey develop […]
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Lisk-Gründer und CEO Max Kordek im BTC-ECHO-Interview

Lisk-Gründer und CEO Max Kordek im BTC-ECHO-Interview

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/lisk-gruender-und-ceo-max-kordek-im-btc-echo-interview/
on 2018-02-23 16:30:41

In Berlin trafen wir von BTC-ECHO Max Kordek, den Gründer und CEO von Lisk. Das Unternehmen Lisk hat in dieser Woche erfolgreich den Relaunch der Plattform über die Bühne gebracht. Mit Max sprachen wir über die Neuerungen seiner Plattform und seine Ziele für die Zukunft.   BTC-ECHOBTC-ECHO

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GIFCOIN ? Ein ICO wie kein anderer

GIFCOIN ? Ein ICO wie kein anderer

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/gifcoin-ein-ico-wie-kein-anderer/
on 2018-02-23 16:29:01

Zugegeben, die gewählte Überschrift für diesen Artikel ist nicht besonders originell und wahrscheinlich wird fast jeder neue ICO mit diesen oder ähnlichen Worten angepriesen. Und trotzdem beschreiben diese Worte nun mal ganz genau, was den GIFCOIN ausmacht und dies möchte ich euch auch direkt und ohne viel Herumgerede erklären. Hinter GIFCOIN steht ein bereits gewinnbringendes…BTC-ECHO

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Sneak Peek: Mexico?s Regulations for Crypto Exchanges Expected in ?Weeks?

Sneak Peek: Mexico?s Regulations for Crypto Exchanges Expected in ?Weeks?

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/sneak-peek-mexicos-regulations-crypto-exchanges/
on 2018-02-23 15:58:02

Mexico’s bill to regulate fintech institutions including cryptocurrency exchanges is expected to become law within “weeks,” according to local crypto exchange ISBIT. Daniel Luévano, the exchange’s director of operations, shared with news.Bitcoin.com what to expect from the new law, citing a leaked document he obtained from the recent meeting of regulators. Also read: Indians Look to […]
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Oregon?s Cheap Hydropower Attracts a Swarm of Bitcoin Miners

Oregon?s Cheap Hydropower Attracts a Swarm of Bitcoin Miners

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/oregons-cheap-hydropower-attracts-a-swarm-of-bitcoin-miners/
on 2018-02-23 14:55:39

Over the past few months, quite a few bitcoin miners have been flocking to regions in North America in places such as Vancouver, and multiple states in the U.S. throughout the Midwest. Now, according to the state of Oregon’s regional press, miners are starting operations in the area because of concentrations of cheap hydropower. Also […]
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Bis zu 100 % Cashback? Repay.me im Interview

Bis zu 100 % Cashback? Repay.me im Interview

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/bis-zu-100-cashback-repay-me-im-interview/
on 2018-02-23 14:30:26

Repay.me ist eine Handelsplattform ähnlich wie Amazon, allerdings mit integrierter Blockchain und dem Versprechen auf 100 % Cashback. BTC-ECHO hat Mario Peter (CEO/COO), Sascha Jonas (CEO/CTO) und Dominic Trautwein (Marketing Manager) zum Interview getroffen. 100 Prozent Cashback heißt doch, dass ich den Artikel umsonst bekomme – Wie könnt ihr euch das leisten? Die Frage ist…BTC-ECHO

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Blockchain-Based Distribution Platform ALAX to Allow App and Game Developers to Reach Tens of Millions of ?Unbanked? Consumers

Blockchain-Based Distribution Platform ALAX to Allow App and Game Developers to Reach Tens of Millions of ?Unbanked? Consumers

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/blockchain-based-distribution-platform-alax-to-allow-app-and-game-developers-to-reach-tens-of-millions-of-unbanked-consumers/
on 2018-02-23 14:04:18

ALAX’s token-based technology will provide access to tens of millions of ‘unbanked’ customers worldwide ALAX TGE set to commence on April 17th 2018, with the platform scheduled to be available immediately following its conclusion. ALAX, a new venture between blockchain technology company DECENT and games distribution platform Dragonfly, has today released a white paper outlining … Continue reading Blockchain-Based Distribution Platform ALAX to Allow App and Game Developers to Reach Tens of Millions of ‘Unbanked’ Consumers
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Maduro Asks Venezuela?s Banks to Mine and Use Cryptocurrency ? Unions Outraged

Maduro Asks Venezuela?s Banks to Mine and Use Cryptocurrency ? Unions Outraged

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/maduro-asks-venezuelas-banks-to-mine-and-use-cryptocurrency-unions-outraged/
on 2018-02-23 13:35:46

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has authorized all savings banks in the country to mine and use the recently launched national cryptocurrency, the petro. Union leaders are outraged by the suggestion, calling the petro a scam, accusing Maduro of abusing his power, and declaring the idea unconstitutional. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations […]
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Decentralization to Drive Advertising Benefits for Businesses & Users

Decentralization to Drive Advertising Benefits for Businesses & Users

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/decentralization-drive-advertising-benefits-businesses-users/
on 2018-02-23 13:18:09

Just as decentralized economies have reduced the obligations of customers towards monopolistic central banking conglomerates; a new contender has similarly emerged in the ‘Search engine’ field that may just change Data Services and the Digital Advertising sector entirely. It’s called Bitclave, and it’s a decentralized blockchain based platform with integrated tools which allow businesses to … Continue reading Decentralization to Drive Advertising Benefits for Businesses & Users
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PayPal-Vorstand zur Bitcoin-Adaption: ?Es wird noch Jahre dauern?

PayPal-Vorstand zur Bitcoin-Adaption: ?Es wird noch Jahre dauern?

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/paypal-finanzvorstand-glaubt-an-den-erfolg-des-bitcoin/
on 2018-02-23 12:15:23

Der Finanzchef von PayPal wurde kürzlich vom Wall Street Journal zum Thema Kryptowährungen befragt. Zwar hält John Rainey zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt wenig von Bitcoin als reinem Zahlungsmittel. Er glaubt dennoch an eine große Zukunft der Kryptowährungen im Allgemeinen und des Bitcoin im Besonderen. In Anbetracht des stark schwankenden Kurses gehe man als Händler mit einer Gewinnmarge…BTC-ECHO

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Sharpay Share Buttons Successfully Raised 2400 ETH in Presale and Announcing Token Sale

Sharpay Share Buttons Successfully Raised 2400 ETH in Presale and Announcing Token Sale

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/sharpay-share-buttons-successfully-raised-2400-eth-presale-announcing-token-sale/
on 2018-02-23 12:26:56

“In Sharing We Trust” — Anton Solodikov, CEO of Sharpay.io Sharpay is a new share and multi-share button for websites with blockchain-based rewards of content promotion for users. Multisharing is an opportunity to share content on several social networks with one click. Users receive rewards for sharing or visits of other users via the shared … Continue reading Sharpay Share Buttons Successfully Raised 2400 ETH in Presale and Announcing Token Sale
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PR: US Fintech Expert From Prudential Financial Launches Cryptocurrency ? Backed Lending Startup Money Token

PR: US Fintech Expert From Prudential Financial Launches Cryptocurrency ? Backed Lending Startup Money Token

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-us-fintech-expert-from-prudential-financial-launches-cryptocurrency-backed-lending-startup-money-token/
on 2018-02-23 11:30:40

Alex Rass, blockchain expert and enthusiast with a history of Fintech experience gained at Prudential Financial, Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs has launched a blockchain based financial services ecosystem called MoneyToken.
MoneyToken focused on cryptocurrency-backed lending, stablecoins development and crypto assets leveraging.
Its innovative economic model allows you to hold onto your cryptocurrency assets and spend cash at the same time.
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Despite Slow Start, Analysts Believe 2018 Could be the Best Year for Bitcoin

Despite Slow Start, Analysts Believe 2018 Could be the Best Year for Bitcoin

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/despite-slow-start-analysts-believe-2018-best-year-bitcoin/
on 2018-02-23 11:00:27

Cryptocurrency markets are not off to a good start in 2018. Most markets have lost nearly half of their value during the first few weeks. This most recent dip has pushed the momentum back as well. Even so, analysts are convinced this year will be very bullish for all cryptocurrency markets in the long run. … Continue reading Despite Slow Start, Analysts Believe 2018 Could be the Best Year for Bitcoin
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An Ethereum Classic Fork Snapshot Is Coming Next Week

An Ethereum Classic Fork Snapshot Is Coming Next Week

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/an-ethereum-classic-fork-snapshot-is-coming-next-week/
on 2018-02-23 10:30:52

Next week the ethereum classic (ETC) community is expecting to receive coins from a ‘snapshot’ fork called ‘callisto’ (CLO). The clone will be an exact copy of the ETC chain up until block 5,500,000 and ETC holders will receive a 1:1 ratio of CLO coins. Also Read: China Censors Cryptocurrency Ads on Search Engines and Social […]
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Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Donates $763,000 to Machine Intelligence Institute

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Donates $763,000 to Machine Intelligence Institute

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/23/ethereum-creator-vitalik-buterin-donates-763000-machine-intelligence-institute/
on 2018-02-23 10:16:48

Artificial intelligence is both a blessing and a curse rolled into one. Some people are convinced AI will improve our society, whereas others remain fearful. Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin donated $763,000 to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. With this money, the organization can further study potential hazards or artificial intelligence, among other things. MIRI is … Continue reading Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Donates $763,000 to Machine Intelligence Institute
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IPO vs. ICO ? Die Liquidität [Serie Teil 3]

IPO vs. ICO ? Die Liquidität [Serie Teil 3]

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/ipo-vs-ico-die-liquiditaet-serie-teil-3/
on 2018-02-23 09:50:17

IPOs und ICOs haben vieles gemeinsam, weisen aber auch fundamentale Unterschiede auf. In unserer Beitragsserie erklären wir die wichtigsten Unterschiede vom Initial Public Offering (IPO) an der Börse und einem Initial Coin Offering (ICO) am Kryptowährungsmarkt. Heutiger Inhalt: Die Liquidität von Aktien und Token. Teil 1: Der Zweck und die Verwendung Teil 2: Das Stimmrecht…BTC-ECHO

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Australien: 1289 Beschwerden über Kryptowährungen

Australien: 1289 Beschwerden über Kryptowährungen

found at
http://coinwelt.de/2018/02/australien-1289-beschwerden-ueber-kryptowaehrungen/
on 2018-02-23 09:58:05

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Die Australien Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) hat im vergangenen Jahr auf ihrem Portal „Scamwatch“ 1289 Beschwerden über Kryptowährungen erhalten. Daraufhin hat Börsenaufsicht des Landes eine Warnung zum Umgang mit digitalen Währungen veröffentlicht. Verbraucherschutzbehörde erhält 1289 Beschwerden über Kryptowährungen Wie die Daten der Behörde für den offenen Wettbewerb und Verbraucherschutz belegen, haben australische Staatsbürger rund …
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