Bitcoin News 22 August 2017 – Credit Suisse leads Banks for Blockchain-based Syndicated Loans

Bitcoin News today with the leading story being Credit Suisse leading a group of banks in the launch of a commercial platform for blockchain-based syndicated loans. Credit Suisse believes blockchain technology can reduce barriers between counterparts as well as reduce time and cost by using smart contracts.   Emmanuel Aidoo, who leads Credit Suisse’s blockchain said “We are working to put a few dozen smaller loan transactions, where we or other participating banks are the agent, onto a distributed ledger platform using smart contracts in production next year.”   Banks…

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Bitcoin News 18 August 2017 – Investors Globally Looking to Bitcoin

Bitcoin News Today and leading story for the day is the announcement that Fisco, a Japanese financial information company, announced that they have issued a Bitcoin bond. Since the Japanese made Bitcoin legal tenders in April 2017 much progress has been made in terms of adoption of the digital asset. A Bitcoin-backed bond would allow large institutions to store value and be more accepting of Bitcoin.   Digital Assets are getting closer to traditional investments. Just recently, it was reported that Bitcoin options, futures and an exchange-traded fund that track…

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Surfing the ICO Wave on the Waves Platform

What is Waves? A blockchain platform – Russia’s biggest A decentralized place for crowd funding A decentralized trading Exchange A tradable Cryptocurrency WAVES has real world tradable value on various exchanges   Key Features are:- WavesDex is the Decentralized Exchange Smart contracts a lot less complex as in Ethereum Tokenization, you can make your own custom tokens or cryptocurrencies Fiat Gateways – currency can be paid into bank account after trade KYC required for Fiat currency deposit and withdrawal But not cryptocurrency transactions   Watch this short video explaining the…

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Bitcoin News 14 August 2017 – Bitcoin Bull Run Stampedes over $4200

Bitcoin News Today and the Bitcoin price is extremely bullish! Hitting highs of more than $4200 on some Far East Exchanges – This bull run has been fueled by high demand by the Japanese YEN Market (46%) followed by the USD (23%) and the South Korean Won (13%).   When Japan made Bitcoin legal tender in their country on 1 April 2017, it energized the market and adoption by Consumers, Merchants, Investors as well as Institutional Investors is gaining more momentum. Japan has started a domino effect around the world…

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Bitcoin News 11 August 2017 – Bitcoin Price Blasts Past $3500!

Bitcoin News today leads with the Breaking News that the Bitcoin price has blasted past the $3500 level and heading upward. As Bitcoin trades around the clock, this could be a very interesting weekend ahead.   There could be a number of reasons why this price is moving to these new all time high levels. Firstly, SegWit was activated and then locked in on 8 August. SegWit on the Litecoin network has no issues emerge, which bodes well for Bitcoin. The development team has released a roadmap for SegWit2X, which…

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Bitcoin News 10 August 2017 – Institutional Investors Cannot Ignore Cryptocurrency Market

Bitcoin News Today and the top story is that Goldman Sachs is informing it’s big money clients that it’s getting harder for institutional investors to ignore the cryptocurrency market. The total market cap for cryptocurrency has grown to more than $120 billion. Bitcoin has grown more than 200 percent this year and by $1000 in the past month.   Fidelity users can now track their Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investments alongside more traditional assets.The R&D and innovation unit of Fidelity Investments is partnering with Coinbase Cryptocurrency Exchange, to make the feature…

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Bitcoin News 7 August 2017 – Bitcoin Price Soars beyond $3400

Bitcoin News today sees the Bitcoin price rise above $3400 in the wake of SegWit activation on 1 August 2017, and the subsequent birth of Bitcoin Cash. High traded volume supporting the soaring price as investors rush to own Bitcoin.     Some investors are paying an almost 75% premium just for exposure to Bitcoin and this relates to Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, the only exchange traded Bitcoin product on the market today.   The SEC is changing guard as the existing top official in charge of approving new financial products…

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Bitcoin News 3 August 2017 – Bitcoin Derivatives set to Ignite Prices

It’s the Bitcoin News, and what could be the news of the year leading as the top story today. Bitcoin derivatives are set to ignite prices as it is reported that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has partnered with Gemini, the Bitcoin exchange backed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. This is part of a bid to launch cryptocurrency derivatives trading. The reason this is such important news is that all big financial institutions have an account on the CBOE and this could fire up cryptocurrency prices like we’ve never…

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Bitcoin News 2 August 2017 – Bitcoin Price Holds ground, Bitcoin Cash surges over 200% and Rising

Bitcoin News Today and the dominating story is the creation of Bitcoin Cash after a hard fork of the Bitcoin Blockchain on 1 August 2017. Bitcoin Cash Next process – splitting of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash to trade either way. Note: The Bitcoin Cash price has surged over 200% since recording the news.   This article from Bitcoin.com announces “Bitcoin Cash miners initiated the beginning of the fork on August 1 at 12:37 p.m. UTC at block height 478558. Now, six hours later Viabtc mined the first Bitcoin Cash block…

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Bitcoin News 31 July 2017 – Bitcoin Scaling D-Day, Protect Your Private Keys

Bitcoin news today and the dominating story is that today is D-Day, the day before the Bitcoin upgrade and potential fork which will create the much discussed, Bitcoin Cash. Some businesses have decided not to support Bitcoin Cash but either way, clients need to make alternate arrangements ensuring they control their private keys vs the business or exchange having control.         In an article posted by Bitcoin.com, there are two cardinal rules for the time during the SegWit upgrade and potential split in the blockchain creating two…

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