Using Blockchain, New Mexico Community College Becomes First Community College to Issue Student-Owned Digital Diplomas

Students Can Easily Share Tamper-proof Credentials with Employers, Colleges, LinkedIn, Etc.   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque will start putting more control, convenience and power in the palm of students’ hands when it debuts digital higher education diplomas and transcripts on Dec. 15 through the same “blockchain” technology that spawned Bitcoin. CNM will be the first community college in the country to issue student-owned digital credentials through blockchain.     By issuing digital credentials that can be securely and easily accessed on a smartphone or the internet,…

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Addressing Bitcoin’s volatility challenge – New Dollar Backed Digital Currency introduced

BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sources at the leading Blockchain company Coinfix Inc. disclosed that they have launched USC, an encrypted digital asset pegged to the U.S Dollar. With a fixed exchange rate of 1:1, it means that holders of USC will have the flexibility of a digital asset and the assurance of US dollar value.   Kevin Yu, the founder of Coinfix, argues that the appeal of USC lies in its stability, efficiency, and security. USC includes a mechanism for stability by requiring Coinfix users to store corresponding USD in their Coinfix account. One unit of USC will be issued on Blockchain only…

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Bithumb takes over 51% of global market share within five days of integrating QTUM

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/   Bithumb’s trading volume jumps sixfold overnight after integrating QTUM Bithumb ranks first in global exchange for Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ripple (XRP) Bithumb’s tenth coin, QTUM, reaches a new all-time high of 17,053 KRW since integration Ranking for Bithumb exchange   Within five days of integrating QTUM as its tenth coin, Bithumb has become the largest QTUM exchange. On October 20th, “Bithumb” (CEO Kim Dae-shik), the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, listed QTUM as its tenth coin and ranked first in the QTUM exchange with 51% of…

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BitVault® introduced to FinTech community at London event

Embedded Downloads officially introduced BitVault®, the world’s first blockchain phone and crypto communicator at an event on 31 October 2017. The event was held at an exclusive London venue with Kash Amini, global brand representative and ambassador for BitVault®, welcoming selected guests from the banking, fintech and corporate community to an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment. The event was also attended by representatives of VVDN Technologies from India, the design and manufacturing partner for the BitVault®. According to Embedded Downloads the product was well received and the company and…

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EOT Protecting the Connected, the Internet of Things (IoT)

EOT is a cryptocurrency with a strong use case as it is used to encrypt devices connected to the internet known as IOT, the Internet of Things.  IOT needs EOT.   Here is a roadmap of the first devices and applications that will use cryptography for encryption, a growing trend.         September 2017 – Swiss Bank in Your Pocket integrates EOT Wallet October 2017 – BitVault®, the world’s first blockchain phone launches in London with integration of EOT for secure calling, secure messaging and secure browsing November 2017 –…

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BitVault® Opens Global App Store to Developers

The BitVault® App Store is now open to the developer community.  This is an exciting development for developers as they can now develop applications for the BitVault® store.   Developers get access to key features of the BitVault® such as dynamic key creation, the use of biometrics for authentication, access to an integrated private blockchain, secure messaging, secure calling and the ability to handle secure data as well as many of the other security features of the BitVault®.   The BitVault® native applications include cryptocurrency wallets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin Pushes Past $7000, is this sustainable?

Bitcoin one year ago was trading at $733, today Bitcoin is over $7000, an increase of more than 860% in 12 months.   source – Cryptocompare   Numerous questions arise as to the resilience of Bitcoin and why the price is driving towards new highs, some predicting from $10,000 by end of 2017 to the prediction of $27,000 in a few months time by Trace Meyer.   As reported by bitcoin.com, Economist Jeffrey Tucker believes that Bitcoin will not be controlled or limited by governments.  Tucker says “Bitcoin is the application…

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World’s Biggest Options Exchange (CBOE) Embraces Bitcoin

A 1.6 Billion Bitcoin Opportunity for Wall Street Exchanges detailed by a cryptocurrency report by the Bank of America Merril Lynch. Bitcoin can no longer be ignored as more investors want exposure to the cryptocurrency. Futures Options and ETF’s are the focus points for a collaboration between Gemini Bitcoin Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange – when this comes to fruition, it could put a fire under the Bitcoin price and value.     In a recent Coindesk article on Bitcoin Futures Trading – “Among CME Group chairman and CEO…

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Reasons Why the Bitcoin Price is Booming

Bitcoin is booming as believers and skeptics alike watch on.  Some influential people have been giving their opinions regarding Bitcoin – calling the cryptocurrency anything from “fraud” to “bubble” as well as predictions that the price is “heading towards $25,000”. There are a number of reasons why Bitcoin has so rapidly escalated during 2017, a few of which are highlighted in the short video below.       Graph showing growth over the past 12 months – Cryptocompare     Japanese Yen buying the lion’s share of Bitcoin     Top…

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Bitcoin News 13 October 2017 – Bitcoin Price Flirts with $6000 as Bitcoin Gold Nears

The Bitcoin news today with the latest bitcoin rally heading the news. An incredible surge in the price overnight which pushed to a new all-time high of over $5800. The proposed hard fork on 25 October (Bitcoin Gold), as well as the growing regulatory environment in many countries, could be a driving factor attracting more investors and thus, the price.   As reported by CNBC – “The fact that bitcoin was able to hit an all-time high just weeks after a slew of negative news “signals to investors and traders…

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