Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CryptoCurrency News: HSBC, Barclays Join Settlement Coin as Bank Blockchain Test Enters Final Phase

Utility Settlement Coin is moving into its third phase – building a kind of blockchain-based fiat testnet – with six new partners.

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CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News August 31, 2017 at 06:25AM #ETH

Israeli Committee To Examine #TokenOffering Regulation https://t.co/mEFVkEg5hH #Israel


CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News August 31, 2017 at 05:57AM #ETH

The Port Of Melbourne Is Thinking Of Disrupting Itself https://t.co/8eqCwlZT4d #blockchain #australia


CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News August 31, 2017 at 04:43AM #ETH

VISA To @shakepay & @xapo: Cease #Cryptocurrency Debit Card Operations Outside #Europe https://t.co/3KRQZZX5xG


CryptoCurrency News: ICO Oversight? Israeli Regulators Form Token Sale Study Committee

Israeli regulators are studying whether to apply the country's existing securities laws to the initial coin offering (ICO) model.

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CryptoCurrency News: New AMD Graphics Card Sells Out In Minutes Amid Crypto Mining Boom

AMD's new graphics card is already sold out, a development that comes as cryptocurrency miners seek the latest GPUs to power their mines.

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CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News August 31, 2017 at 01:35AM #ETH

Russia’s #Vnesheconombank To Develop Government Applications For #Blockchain Tech With #Ethereum Foundation https://t.co/o7YnvCHOnx


CryptoCurrency News: Embattled BTC-e Outlines Three-Stage Process for Bitcoin Exchange Relaunch

BTC-e has released a new update about its relaunch plans weeks after it was the target of a US crackdown.

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CryptoCurrency News: Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Wants to Trade Tokens for Transport Data

A UK-based blockchain startup backed by Jaguar Land Rover's venture arm is moving to build a platform for collecting transport data.

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CryptoCurrency News: Monero Is Getting Its Own Version of LocalBitcoins

A group of enthusiasts have launched a new website dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero.

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CryptoCurrency News: Ethereum Foundation Strikes Deal with Russian Development Bank

The non-profit that supports development of the ethereum protocol has inked a deal with a state-backed development bank in Russia.

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CryptoCurrency News: Why Big Investors Are Betting Real Money on a Kik Cryptocurrency

After putting millions into Kik's ICO, the startup's investors are speaking out about their reasons for buying into the experimental token sale.

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[FOREX NEWS] US GDP revised up to 3% – USD looks strong

The good news from the US keeps on flowing: Q2 GDP was revised up to the magic number of 3% annualized. President Trump will probably take a victory lap on this number. Among the details: personal consumption is up to 3.3% from 2.8%. The GDP prices index remains at 1% and core PCE at 0.9%. [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Coinbase Furthers Fight Against Cryptsy Lawsuit in New Filing

Coinbase is moving ahead with its appeal of a court decision from earlier this summer related to the failed cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy.

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[FOREX NEWS] ADP NFP beats expectations with 237K

ADP was expected to report a gain of around 183K private sector jobs in August. In July, the payrolls software company reported a rise of 178K jobs. This report serves as a hint towards Friday’s NFP, despite not always providing a direct correlation with the official BLS number. The US dollar continued its path of [...]

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[FOREX NEWS] German HICP beats expectations with 1.8% y/y

A slightly stronger level of inflation, at least in the European standard “Harmonized” version, HICP. prices rose by 0.2% m/m and 1.8% y/y, another acceleration that will push euro-zone inflation higher. Price rises stood at 1.5% y/y beforehand in the HICP and 1.7% in the national level. So, the euro-zone inflation level could be higher [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Citi Speaks: State-Backed Cryptocurrency Key to Blockchain Adoption

Citi's head of cash management for Asia-Pacific explains why state-issued currencies on a blockchain could supercharge the technology's potential.

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CryptoCurrency News: Hard Forks Galore: Bitcoin Cash Debates Ambitious Tech Roadmap

Recent commentary among developers hints at how bitcoin cash may seek to improve its technology and further its already large economic network.

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CryptoCurrency News: WhopperCoin: Burger King Russia Launches Blockchain Loyalty Program

Burger King meets blockchain as the fast-food chain's Russian branch is set to launch a new cryptocurrency-based loyalty program.

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CryptoCurrency News: Why Miners Are Mining Bitcoin Cash – and Losing Money Doing It

Jimmy Song takes a look at developments on the bitcoin cash blockchain, arguing it's providing evidence of shifting miner behavior.

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