Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CryptoCurrency News: Plan B? Ethereum Innovators Are Reviving the Fight for Net Neutrality

There's a tech meetup at a dimly lit New York City bar, in many ways a common occurrence. But what's peculiar about this particular meetup is that other locations throughout the East Village are being connected to the bar's Wi-Fi-enabled node, allowing anyone in the area to not only piggyback off all the signals but […]

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CryptoCurrency News: 2018's Big Question: Can Bitcoin Forks Deliver Value?

Forking bitcoin was all the rage in 2017. In 2018, the question might be, what are we getting in return?

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CryptoCurrency News: Saudi, UAE Central Banks Team Up to Test Cryptocurrency

The central banks of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are reportedly testing a new cryptocurrency for cross-border payments.

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CryptoCurrency News: Fed Chair Yellen: Bitcoin Is a 'Highly Speculative Asset'

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen called bitcoin a "highly speculative asset" during her final press conference today

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CryptoCurrency News: South Korean Officials Weigh New Curbs on Bitcoin Trading

The South Korean government is considering a range of policy options in order to curb what it called an "overheating of virtual currency speculation."

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[FOREX NEWS] Fed: Baby Steps Continue With A Shade Of Dovish Tone On 2 ‘Big ‘No’ – CIBC

The Federal Reserve raised rates as widely expected and left the dot plot unchanged. It made its efforts not to rock the boat. But things are never too stable. What’s next? Here is their view, courtesy of eFXnews: CIBC Research discusses the reaction to today’s FOMC decision. The baby steps continue, with today’s Fed rate [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Man Stole $1.8 Million in Ether After Armed Robbery, Prosecutors Say

New York prosecutors have filed charges against a man alleged to have been involved in the theft of more than $1.8 million worth of ether.

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[FOREX NEWS] Fed Hike Live Blog December 2017

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise the interest rates. This is well telegraphed. Will they change the dot-plot for 2018? Currently, they foresee three hikes next year, just like the three moves this year. However, markets are sceptical about the rate hikes given the weak inflation. Today’s report was especially poor. See the full [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Kickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader

The company most widely associated with crowdfunding won't be shifting its business model to accommodate so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs).

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CryptoCurrency News: Colu Mixes VC and ICO for $14.5 Million Fundraise

Blockchain startup Colu has secured $14.5 million in new funding from a major business group in Israel.

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CryptoCurrency News: Patrick Byrne Mulls Overstock Sale to Fund New Blockchain Venture

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has partnered with a well-known economist on a new blockchain land registry venture.

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CryptoCurrency News: Here Come the Bogus Bitcoin Scare Tactics

Fear, uncertainty and doubt are dominating the media, but Overstock's Steve Hopkins suggests talking points to counter the scaremongering.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Price Dilemma: Bull and Bear Paths in Play

Bitcoin may be at all-time highs, but it's also at a potentially key crossroads for its price, chart data shows.

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CryptoCurrency News: Uncle Sam's Surprise: Tax Reform to Impact Crypto Investors

New provisions in the upcoming tax reform bill could have several significant repercussions on crypto holders this tax season.

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CryptoCurrency News: $750: The Ether Price Freight Train Has a New Target

The price of ether, ethereum's native token, hit a new all-time high of $686 today, and the price chart analysis suggests the rally could continue.

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CryptoCurrency News: Facebook Messenger VP Joins Coinbase's Board of Directors

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook and ex-PayPal president, has joined the board of directors at Coinbase.

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CryptoCurrency News: Japan's GMO Internet to Roll Out Bitcoin Payroll System

Japanese internet giant GMO revealed yesterday that it soon allow staff to receive some of their salary in bitcoin.

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CryptoCurrency News: Vanguard Taps Symbiont's Private Blockchain for Index Fund Data

The partners say the blockchain technology speeds up data delivery from the index provider, removes the need for manual intervention and lowers risk.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Has Gone Mainstream. That's a Very Big Deal

While we're still a long way from mass adoption, this is a moment of global awareness and dialogue that is opening up a wide array of possibilities.

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[FOREX NEWS] Japan GDP revised higher to 2.5% in Q3

Summary: Japan’s gross domestic production expanded at an annual pace of 2.5% in the third quarter Revised GDP estimates higher than previous estimates of 1.4% GDP lifted by increased activity in exports and business spending Business spending rose 1.1% from the previous quarter Private consumption remained weak, falling 0.5% and unchanged from previous estimates Net [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Blockchain Startup LO3 Partners With Power Exchange

Linking local microgrids to wholesale markets will enable consumers to buy and sell surplus energy from neighbors or faraway strangers, the firms say.

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