Thursday, November 16, 2017

CryptoCurrency News: Swiss Firms to Let Traders Short Bitcoin With New Futures Products

Swiss bank Vontobel and Leonteq Securities announced that they will start trading Switzerland’s first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday.

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CryptoCurrency News: Europe's Executive Arm Issues Report on Blockchain For Education

EU Commission has released a report titled 'Blockchain in Education' that explains on potentials of the nascent technology in the education industry.

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CryptoCurrency News: Mimblewimble Just Launched Its First Testnet

An experimental blockchain boasting an innovative array of potential features is now entering a new phase of testing.

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CryptoCurrency News: Coinbase Courts Hedge Funds With Institutional Storage Service

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange startup Coinbase is launching a new storage service aimed specifically at institutional investors.

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CryptoCurrency News: Dell Subsidiary Considers Blockchain Use in Data Transfers

In a new patent application, Dell subsidiary VMWare outlines how it could integrate a blockchain into a proposed cloud-based data transfer service.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Approaches All-Time High As Price Shrugs Sell-Off

The price of bitcoin is spiking, climbing above $7,700 for first time since Nov. 8.

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CryptoCurrency News: Survey: Bitcoin Investors Won't Sell Until Price Nears $200k

New survey data highlights the ideological – and economic – factors driving some investors to purchase bitcoin.

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CryptoCurrency News: $100 Bitcoin? Japan Post Bank's CIO Blasts 'Bubble' Value

Bitcoin's astonishing price rally this year continues to attract skeptics, including the CIO of Japan Post Bank.

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CryptoCurrency News: YouTube Stars Can Now Earn Brave's Browser Tokens

The ad-blocking browser provides YouTubers with an alternative monetization strategy in a year of aggravation with the video site's ad-killing bots.

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CryptoCurrency News: 'Is It Real?': Square CFO Speaks Out on Cash App Bitcoin Trial

The CFO of mobile payments firm Square has explained why the company launched a bitcoin pilot scheme.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Cash Dips to $1,000, But a Recovery May Be on the Cards

Bitcoin cash has lost 20 percent in the last 24 hours, but looks to have found a new bottom around $1,000.

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CryptoCurrency News: American Express Opens First Blockchain Corridor With Ripple Tech

American Express just had its "Charles Lindbergh moment," using Ripple's blockchain to connect Santander clients in Europe and the U.S.

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CryptoCurrency News: New Highs in Sight? Bitcoin Moves Back Above $7,500

Bitcoin is showing no signs of stopping its recent upwards surge. As prices climb once again, are new highs on the horizon?

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[FOREX NEWS] USD/CAD falls on upbeat Canadian data, poor US figures

Canada’s manufacturing sales rose by 0.5%, beating expectations. Foreign securities purchases also came out better than expected at 16.81 billion. USD/CAD is falling to 1.2748. This is also due to the series of disappointments in US data. Everything is pushing USD/CAD lower. ADP routinely publishes its jobs report for the US, two days before the official [...]

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[FOREX NEWS] US jobless claims, Philly Fed, import prices all disappoint – USD ticks down

US weekly jobless claims are up to 249K, disappointing expectations. Import prices are only up by 0.2%, also short of predictions. Philly Fed Manufacturing Index completes the losing streak by falling to 22.7. The US dollar is slightly weaker on the uniform misses. The US released a load of economic indicators. The Philly Fed manufacturing index [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Kik Might Move Its ICO Tokens to a New Blockchain

A high-profile ICO project is re-evaluating whether it will stick with the ethereum network or shift to a more scalable and lower-cost solution.

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CryptoCurrency News: Moldova Eyes Blockchain IDs to Help Curb Child Trafficking

Moldova is considering teaming with a U.N. blockchain identity project to help combat child trafficking in the country, according to a report.

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CryptoCurrency News: Morgan Stanley CEO: Bitcoin Is 'By Definition Speculative'

Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman has added to recent criticism of bitcoin in new comments.

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CryptoCurrency News: Lightning Only? Scaling Bitcoin Might Require A Whole 'Nother Layer

A new paper outlines an additional layer to the Lightning Network that would make payment channels even more scalable.

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[FOREX NEWS] Euro-zone inflation confirmed at 1.4% – EUR/USD stable

No surprises to rock the euro’s boat. Headline CPI is confirmed at 1.4% in October. Core CPI is confirmed at the low level of 0.9%, supporting a looser monetary policy. EUR/USD is ticking lower, but it’s just a few pips, trading around 1.1770. The pair later faces some figures from the US: the Philly Fed [...]

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[FOREX NEWS] UK retail sales rise by 0.3% – GBP marginally higher

It’s not all doom and gloom for the British consumer. Retail sales are up by 0.3% m/m, on top of a small upwards revision. Year over year, sales are down 0.3%, a bit better than -0.6% predicted. Excluding fuel, the volume is up by 0.1% and down 0.3%, all the figures are a bit above [...]

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[FOREX NEWS] AUD/USD: Mixed jobs report, mixed reaction

The Australian economy gained only 3.7K jobs in October, significantly below the 18.9K that was expected. On the other hand, the previous figure was revised up from 19.8K to 26.6K, softening the blow. The unemployment rate fell to 5.4%, beating expectations and standing at the lowest since February 2013, the best in over four and [...]

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