Bitcoin News 29 August 2017 – SEC Clamping Down on ICO’s

Bitcoin News today leads with the news that The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a warning about companies making Initial Coin Offering (ICO) claims, market manipulation as well as “pump and dump” schemes. The number of ICO’s has rapidly escalated during 2017 and this has piqued the interest of regulators from China to the USA.       In other News Headlines:-   Saxo Bank – A Denmark-based multi-asset and trading institution just added exchange-traded notes for Bitcoin. The bank recently stated they are allowing clients to gain…

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Bitcoin and Altcoins: Blockfolio App Review – Thumbs Up!

What is Blockfolio? According to the website, Blockfolio is a Bitcoin and Altcoin Portfolio where they “offer a complete cryptocurrency management, with easy to use tools to keep track of all your cryptocurrency investments. Get detailed price and market information for individual currencies and your entire portfolio all in one place”   With features such as Charts and Price notifications in various currencies such as USD, CNY, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, SEK, BRL, and others, downloading the Blockfolion is a must!   Also, a great way to track a new…

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Bitcoin News 24 August 2017 – Bitcoin’s SegWit Finally Activated

Bitcoin news today which leads with SegWit being activated – bringing the years-long debate over the “contentious code upgrade to an official close”. Now the next discussion and agreement looms – doubling the blocksize from 1Mb to 2 Mb – all this to allow Bitcoin to scale and reduce transaction time.       Other News headlines:-   The Yours Network Switches from Litecoin to Bitcoin Cash for Cheaper Micropayments – Initially launched with Bitcoin but transaction fees became too high to justify micro payments.   Blockchain-driven digital identity fraud…

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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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BREAKING NEWS – Cryptodoc to Embrace EOT

Embedded Downloads Ltd. announced today the launch of a new encryption application, “Cryptodoc”     What is Cryptodoc?   According to the company, “Cryptodoc” is an application that will run on any home computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.   The application will provide the user the ability to encrypt any document file as well as spreadsheets and presentations. These documents can then be stored safely on the user’s computer or device and can only be decrypted by the application with the user’s private key.   Blockchain encryption   The real…

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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 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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BREAKING NEWS: BitVault Embraces Ethereum

BREAKING NEWS – The World’s First Blockchain Phone, the BitVault, is adding an Ethereum wallet with the same security and features as for Bitcoin.     Overview of the BitVault® “Introducing the World’s first blockchain phone, the BitVault. The BitVault is a revolutionary new product that is built around security and privacy enabled through Blockchain technology. Biometric Security enabled through fingerprint and iris scan. Iris patterns are unique to you and are virtually impossible to replicate. This means that iris authentication is one of the safest ways to keep your BitVault…

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