Thursday, January 18, 2018

CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Devs Release Long-Awaited Schnorr Paper for Scalability Gains

Bitcoin devs have released the first paper on the Schnorr multi-signature protocols, which, if implemented, would reduce bitcoin block sizes.

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CryptoCurrency News: Virginia Beach Government Backs Bitcoin Mine With $500K Grant

The U.S. city of Virginia Beach has granted $500,000 to help establish a new bitcoin mine in the area.

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CryptoCurrency News: NYSE Parent Company Launches Cryptocurrency Data Feed

Intercontinental Exchange announced today that it was partnering with Blockstream to launch a cryptocurrency price data feed.

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CryptoCurrency News: ESMA Seeks Public Input on Cryptocurrency Derivatives Policy

The European Securities and Markets Authority released a public call for input on cryptocurrency-based contracts-for-differences.

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CryptoCurrency News: Ledger-to-Ledger? Hardware Wallet Integrates with Decentralized Exchange

Decentralized exchange Radar Relay has partnered with Ledger to allow for hardware wallet-to-wallet direct transfers.

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[FOREX NEWS] AUD/USD still hesitating around 0.80 – it’s just a matter of time

The Australian dollar has been enjoying an almost unstoppable, consistent rally since hitting a bottom in mid-December. The Christmas rally extended into 2018  and the pair already traded above 0.80. Yet after the initial move, we had a quick retreat and the pair is now just under this round number. It should be a matter [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: TSMC Expects 'Strong' Crypto Mining Demand to Continue

Cryptocurrency mining demand provided a boost to TSMC's fourth-quarter revenue, according to new statements from the foundry giant.

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[FOREX NEWS] CAD: Everything is ready for a rally, except one Donald Trump

The Canadian dollar received a wide array of good news of late, including a rate hike that wasn’t on the cards that long ago. Yet the loonie cannot fly. The main reason is the big worry about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that remains in the hands of US President Donald Trump.  While [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Ripple and Stellar Lead the Way as Crypto Market Shakes Off Rout

The cryptocurrency market is showing early signs of possible recovery, with Ripple and Stellar performing best among the top 10 currencies.

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CryptoCurrency News: Antpool Adds Support for Siacoin Mining Amid Bitmain Miner Launch

AntPool adds support for the siacoin token, as the mining pool's parent firm, Bitmain, launches a device that can mine it.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bull Run or Just Bull? Take CoinDesk's State of Blockchain Sentiment Survey

Do you care about prices? Which innovations have you most excited? If you've strong opinions on the state of the industry, make your voice heard.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Is Back Above $11,500, But Bulls Not Out of the Woods Yet

Despite a sharp recovery to over $11,500 today, bitcoin's price is still on shaky ground, the charts suggest.

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CryptoCurrency News: Korean Regulator Investigating Staff Insider Trading of Cryptocurrencies

A Korean financial regulator has reportedly indicated it is investigating possible insider trading of cryptocurrencies by its own staff.

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CryptoCurrency News: Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger Nets $75 Million in Series B Funding

Ledger, the maker of hardware cryptocurrency wallets, has raised $75 million in Series B funding.

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CryptoCurrency News: Dept of Veterans Affairs Wants Industry to Propose Use Cases for Blockchain

The Department of Veterans Affairs will consider any blockchain use cases that can help solve its problems, its CTO said Tuesday.

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CryptoCurrency News: Enterprise Blockchain Is Ready to Go Live in 2018

2018 will be the year enterprise blockchain goes live and businesses can move from experimenting to production, says Oracle's Mark Rakhmilevich.

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