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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Bitcoin News 5 July 2017 – Bitcoin Scaling Looms – Countdown Dates to Watch

Bitcoin News Review and the Major news from today’s headlines – Countdown to SegWit: the Dates to Keep an Eye On;  Deloitte and Waves Platform have partnered and believe they will shape the future of the blockchain.     Countdown to SegWit: The dates to keep in mind:- July 14: BTC1 Deployment July 21: BIP91 Signaling to Start July 23 (at the earliest): BIP91 Lock In July 25 (at the earliest): BIP91 Activation July 29: BIP91 Deadline July 31: BIP141 Deadline August 1: BIP148 Activation For more info, go to the full…

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Bitcoin News 4 July 2017 – Hackers Extort $28 million in Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin News Today – 4 July 2017 Major Headlines from today’s news: – FBI Says Hackers Managed to Extort $28 Million in Cryptocurrencies, GOLDMAN SACHS: Bitcoin could see a big drop then surge to almost $4,000         FBI Says Hackers Managed to Extort $28 Million in Cryptocurrencies – In the annual report of 2016 just released, the following was noted:- – Over 17,146 individual cases of extortion were recorded – Online crimes include DDoS attacks – Reported online crimes rose 3.7% in 2016 with most affected countries being the…

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Bitcoin News 29 June 2017 – BitVault Embraces Crypto Giants Bitcoin and Ethereum

Bitcoin Today – The Bitcoin price seems to be consolidating again above $2500. Ethereum is on the move again, over $300 after dropping under $250 just a few days ago. With all the development and adoption of these cryptocurrencies and taking a long term view, these prices will go up.   BREAKING NEWS – The World’s First Blockchain Phone, the BitVault, is adding an Ethereum wallet with the same security and features as Bitcoin.     News Headlines today:   Bitpoint Adds Bitcoin and Ether Payments to Platform with Unionpay,…

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Bitcoin News 14 June 2017 – Ethereum Value Proposition Booming

Bitcoin Today – the Bitcoin price, as well as the Ethereum price, are doing a sideways shuffle while 24-hour trading volume between the two is reported close.  Ethereum value proposition is booming as governments, central banks, businesses and influx of ICO’s is apparent.     Other news headlines:-   PwC Principal: Cryptocurrencies Could Power New Economy Morgan Stanley Says Bitcoin Needs Regulation to Keep Rising “Due To Popular Demand” Goldman Starts Covering Bitcoin Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Suffers ‘Major Outage’ Amid Trading Frenzy Battle of the Giants – Bitcoin vs Ethereum…

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Bitcoin Adoption in Japan

Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with densely populated cities, mountainous national parks, imperial palaces and thousands of temples and shrines.  Japan is well known for its cuisine, aesthetic tradition, bonsai trees and its role in the Second World War as well as the Japanese macaque, also known as the snow monkey.  It is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan. Japan’s economy is the third largest in the world as well as the third largest automobile manufacturing country.  Japan has the largest electronics industry…

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