Bitcoin News 17 April 2017

Bitcoin Today – the Bitcoin spiked today and jumped over the $1200 mark. Reason? Perhaps the market is reacting to Litecoin activating SegWit and many Bitcoin miners signaling SegWit too… this besides other bullish activities. Are we close to coming to the end of the scaling issue? We still have a way to go before the scaling debate has come to a conclusion.


Bitcoin headlines – Ukraine and BitFury launching first ‘full-scale’ blockchain eGovernment pilot; 10 UK RegTech startups to watch: meet the UK startups making regulation and compliance smarter; Blockchain Capital Raises $10 Million ICO for VC Startup Fund; Matchpool: The ICO ‘Scandal’ That Wasn’t; Trezor, Microsoft & Many Bitcoin Businesses Show Support For UASF and Segwit; Monero Transactions History Can Be Revealed and Exposed: Research; Blockchain Rollouts in Finance to Reflect Significant Change in the Short-Term; Bitcoin’s Blockchain Timestamping Standards Face Off; New Survey Shows 38% of Ransomware Victims Complete the Payment



Kraken Adds Dash Trading for Bitcoin, Euros, Dollars, Enables Withdrawals – as more altcoins perform and show demand, they too will be added to various exchanges.



Blockchain Can Save Banks Tens of Billions of Dollars a Year: Bank of England. Banking systems are antiquated – time for an improvement in efficiency and effectiveness, no wonder banks are interested in FinTech startups.


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