Thursday, December 7, 2017

CryptoCurrency News: The Threat of Bitcoin Futures

Should the prospect of regulated futures trading be pushing up the bitcoin price? CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson isn't quite so sure.

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CryptoCurrency News: Report: Bitcoin Derivatives Banned By South Korean Government

Regulators in South Korea have reportedly banned the trade of futures contracts and other derivatives tied to bitcoin.

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CryptoCurrency News: NiceHash CEO Confirms Bitcoin Theft Worth $78 Million

Cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash has confirmed that yesterday’s hack resulted in the loss of over 4,700 BTC.

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CryptoCurrency News: The Bulgarian Government Is Sitting on $3 Billion in Bitcoin

Bulgarian authorities seized more than 200,000 bitcoins from criminals back in May, an amount which now has a total value of more than $3 billion.

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CryptoCurrency News: Playkey ICO Raises $10.5 Million for Cloud-Powered Gaming

By decentralizing, this cloud-gaming company based in Russia aims to expand into the U.S. and Asia.

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CryptoCurrency News: Apple Patent Filing Hints at Blockchain Use

In a new application released by the USPTO, Apple describes how it might use a blockchain-based platform to generate and secure timestamps.

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CryptoCurrency News: As Bitcoin Soars, Prices Diverge Wildly Across Exchanges

The world's largest bitcoin exchanges are reporting significantly varying prices as the cryptocurrency's price soars to new all-time highs.

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CryptoCurrency News: Futures Industry Association Blasts New Bitcoin Derivatives

In an open letter to the CFTC, Futures Trading Association CEO Walt Lukken has expressed concerns about who would insure bitcoin futures contracts.

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[FOREX NEWS] Bitcoin tops $18,000 – already 30% up on the day

The bubble talk just makes it a bigger bubble. It reaches $18K and on the 18th people can short the cryptocurrency on the CME. The big number of 10,000 was breached last week and on the same day, the coin already topped 11K dollars only to crash back down by some $300. Yet after a [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Moving Up: IOTA Overtakes Ripple, Finds New Price Base

Having leapt up to fourth place in the cryptocurrency rankings, IOTA's prices are today witnessing what is a likely short-term slump.

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CryptoCurrency News: Cat Fight? Ethereum Users Clash Over CryptoKitties Congestion

As the popularity of CryptoKitties continues to strain ethereum, frustrated users are calling for a quick fix – an increase to the gas limit.

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CryptoCurrency News: $15,000: Is There a Limit to Bitcoin's Meteoric Rally?

Bitcoin's stellar run continues with prices leaping one major psychological hurdle after another, and chart analysis suggests the gains may continue.

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[FOREX NEWS] CAD: Dec BoC: Hawks Disappointed In Lack Of A Jan Hike Signal But It’s Not BoC Style – CIBC

The Bank of Canada is not going anywhere fast with raising interest rates. This has implications for the loonie going forward. Here is their view, courtesy of eFXnews: CIBC Research discusses its reaction to today’s BoC December statement and notes that it didn’t offer a clearer call on just how long they will be waiting and seeing [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Alan Greenspan Likens 'Irrational' Bitcoin to Civil War Currency

The former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, has joined the many financial luminaries to recently criticize bitcoin's value.

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CryptoCurrency News: Former Mastercard Executive Joins CULedger Consortium as CEO

CULedger, a consortium of credit unions developing distributed ledger technology systems, has announced the appointment of a new CEO.

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CryptoCurrency News: Steam Drops Bitcoin Payments Citing High Fees and Price Volatility

The popular online gaming platform Steam is dropping its bitcoin payments option more than a year after it first began accepting the cryptocurrency.

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CryptoCurrency News: Blythe Masters: ASX Blockchain Embrace 'Precedent Setting'

Blythe Masters discusses the potential impact of the ASX decision to implement her company's distributed ledger solution.

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