Bitcoin News 23 August 2017 – Japan’s Bitcoin Boom – 50 Bitcoin Exchanges Register with FSA

Bitcoin News today and further to Japan legalizing Bitcoin in April 2017, approximately 50 Bitcoin Exchanges have registered with the Japanese Financial Services Agency and all will be reviewed. There are startups that operate Bitcoin exchanges like Bitflyer and Coincheck, however, there is also a growing number of large corporations adding Bitcoin exchanges as part of their services.   Since the Government legalized Bitcoin as a payment system in Japan, adoption by merchants, consumers, institutions, and investors have soared. The Japanese Yen continues to dominate Bitcoin trading volume globally. More…

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Bitcoin News 21 August 2017 – Japan Driving High Consumer Demand for Bitcoin

In the Bitcoin news today with the leading story that Japan’s top customer-to-customer (C2C) ticket exchange marketplace, Ticket Camp will be the first in the Japanese ticket industry to accept bitcoin.   The site has about 5 million users and processes approximately 5.8 billion yen per month – all of these users will now be exposed to Bitcoin thus creating more demand. In recent months, the Japanese Yen has dominated Bitcoin trading as more than 50% of Bitcoin has been traded in the currency. Bitcoin growth in the past two…

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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 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 1 August 2017 – Bitcoin Hard Forks, Bitcoin Cash Created

Today is a momentous day for Bitcoin – the day that the UASF, User Activated Soft Fork, activated. The Bitcoin price almost touched $3000 but dropped down around $2700 a little later. The Bitcoin hard fork, MAHF, Miner Activated Hard Fork, occurred at 12:20 UTC – miners that are mining Bitcoin Cash created a transaction block greater than 1 MB in size and forked the Bitcoin network – the creation of Bitcoin Cash.   Bitcoin.com reported “This past March Bitcoin.com launched its mining pool which has garnered quite a bit…

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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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Bitcoin News 26 July 2017 – Bitcoin Price Slumps as Bitcoiner Fear Rises ahead of BIP91

Bitcoin News today – As we approach 1 August and the implementation of BIP91 scaling solution, it appears that Bitcoiners are fearful of what might just happen in terms of a UASF (User Activated Soft Fork) and the possibility of creating Bitcoin Cash. Prepare yourself by making sure you have control of your private keys – use an offline hardware wallet at all times to protect your digital assets.   While this development is hot news that gets everyone excited, hopefully, the big news of the week does not go…

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Bitcoin News 24 July 2017 – Bitcoin’s Major Traction in India, Fourth Highest Trading Market

Bitcoin News Today with the top stories on Bitcoin gaining commercial and regulatory traction in India. Bollywood and Online portals are helping Bitcoin gain traction in India – it has been reported that India is the fourth highest Bitcoin trading market, with over 1 million users. Bollywood is also becoming fascinated with the cryptocurrency. Online portals taking Bitcoin are increasing into various industries – book stores, bus/flight ticket and holiday booking, mobile recharge, web hosting, software management, online clothes and home décor, and training and recruitment.   While Bitcoin adoption…

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Bitcoin News 21 July 2017 – Bitcoin Price on Full Throttle on the Back of BIP91 Acceptance

BREAKING NEWS today – Top Story – Over 93% of Bitcoin Miners have signaled acceptance of BIP91 and has been locked in to activate on 1 August 2017 – BIP91 is to scale Bitcoin and reduce transaction time – more information can be found here  The Bitcoin price has surged 20% with this positive news as well as the early signaling that took place the past few days. The price is robust and fundamentals strong – is $3000 or higher in sight sooner rather than later? Add your comments below.…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash – Which are the best?

There are over 800 cryptocurrencies / crypto assets in circulation and it is important to understand the differences as well as use cases before making a decision to invest.  Crypto’s are not equal – Some are “me too’s”, some have specific uses and some have Unique Selling Points.     #1 PAYMENT SYSTEM AND DIGITAL CASH BITCOIN – A digital and global payment system that allows people to send or receive money across the internet to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Store of Value, Backed by mathematics and Proof vs trust Why…

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