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Cryptocurrencies Join Curriculum for Key Financial Analyst Certification
The CFA Institute chose to include the topic of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in its tests and reading materials for next year. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CryptovestPublished on: 2018-07-18By Miguel Gomez
4 mins ago

MasterCard Wins US Patent for Faster Crypto Payments
Global payment services provider MasterCard won a US patent for a method of speeding up cryptocurrency transactions. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CryptovestPublished on: 2018-07-18By Deyana Laguna
11 mins ago

Blockchain Trade Finance Platform Set to Launch In Hong Kong
A blockchain-backed trade finance platform is getting ready to be launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and partners. The system currently stands as one of the largest examples of a government-backed effort to tackle issues in the worldwide trade finance industry. Those who work in the trade finance sector often sift through lots of paperwork to verify transactions [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-18By Kevin O’Brien
12 mins ago

Bitcoin (BTC) Gains $600 in One Hour, What Sent BTC Back to the Moon?
In one dramatic move, BTC returned above the $7,000 levels, keeping more than 10% gains in a day. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CryptovestPublished on: 2018-07-18By Christine Masters
20 mins ago

CBOE Files Application with SEC for Bitcoin ETF License
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Global Markets, one of the world’s largest futures exchanges, has filed for a bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). CBOE’s future with bitcoin ETF looks promising If the SEC approves the application, this would mean that the exchange could get a bitcoin ETF license, which would consequently give [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-18By Priyeshu Garg
1 hour ago

Bitcoin Miner Scam from Kodak Licensee Shut Down by SEC
A Bitcoin miner project operating under the Kodak brand has collapsed. The company behind the scheme has said that it has been stopped from proceeding any further by the SEC.  Unrealistic Promises and Incorrect Math In January, a Bitcoin mining computer called the Kodak KashMiner was unveiled at the CES technology show held in Las Vegas. Even though it was displayed [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-18By Nigel Gambanga
2 hours ago

Democracy of Two: City of Zion and the NEO ‘Election’ That Wasn’t
Early results from elections on the neo blockchain suggest the world's 12th largest cryptocurrency may be struggling to deliver on promised claims. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CoindeskPublished on: 2018-07-18By Annaliese Milano
2 hours ago

Democracy of Two: NEO and the Crypto ‘Election’ That Wasn’t
Early results from elections on the neo blockchain suggest the world's 12th largest cryptocurrency may be struggling to deliver on promised claims. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CoindeskPublished on: 2018-07-18By Annaliese Milano
2 hours ago

Hedge Fund Issues Bearish Call on Ethereum and Sides with BTC
Hedge fund Tetras Capital has issued a bearish call on ethereum and opined that bitcoin has more upside potential. The New York-based fund has been blessed with perfect timing, with ETH falling in BTC terms following the publication of its report 24 hours ago, while bitcoin has rallied strongly. Also read: Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners Tetras [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-18By Kai Sedgwick
2 hours ago

Stellar Becomes ‘First’ Sharia-Certified Blockchain for Payments And Asset Tokenization
Stellar has been certified by Sharia law, which will allow the deployment of Stellar technology in Islamic financial institutions [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-07-18By Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre
3 hours ago

5 Altcoins to Look Out For this Summer
After a prolonged crypto winter, the dog days of the altcoin summer are finally here — which means you might want to watch these five cryptocurrencies carefully. NAGA Coin (NGC) First on the list of cryptos to look out for this summer is NAGA COIN (NGC). NAGA COIN is the token which powers the expansive and all-encompassing NAGA ecosystem [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-18By Bitcoinist
3 hours ago

Thailand Announces State-Backed “Bond Coin” to Facilitate Faster Security Settlements and Clearance
The Thailand government is swiftly taking steps to adopt and implement cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology within its administration. Local reports on July 16, 2018 confirmed that a prominent securities body in Thailand is developing a digital token to facilitate settlement clearing of corporate bonds. Bond Coin to Streamline Current Processes According to The Bangkok Post, the Thai Bond Market [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-18By Shaurya Malwa
3 hours ago

3 Signs Bitcoin’s Move Above $7K Might Just Hold
Bitcoin is on the rebound entering Wednesday, and three trading indicators suggest the charts are changing in the crypto asset's favor. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CoindeskPublished on: 2018-07-18By Sebastian Sinclair
3 hours ago

Litecoin Founder Says in ‘Best Case’ Recent Bank Stake Could Result in Crypto Services
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee said that the Litecoin Foundation’s new stake in a German bank could result in the bank offering crypto services [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-07-18By Cointelegraph By Aaron Wood
4 hours ago

American Express Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Proof-of-Payment System
Multinational financial services corporation American Express has shown increased interest towards blockchain-based technology. Following in the footsteps of major competitors like Mastercard, the company has filed a patent for a proof-of-payment system based on blockchain technology.   American Express — commonly referred to as Amex — filed a patent on July 12 called “Systems and Methods for Blockchain Based Proof of Payment.” [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-18By Georgi Georgiev
4 hours ago

Oracle Releases Its Blockchain Cloud Service to the Public
Oracle, the computer giant and software service provider, released its blockchain cloud service to the general public on July 16. This indicates one of the largest enterprise blockchain service releases to date. The technology was already being utilized in early stages by private corporations, but it is now available on a pay-for basis to the general public. Oracle at the [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-18By John Iadeluca
5 hours ago

The King is a Fink
It’s true, I’ve always enjoyed reading the paper. When I was younger I used to track the price of gold daily in my grandfather’s copy of the Wall Street Journal. Before that though, I was drawn to the funnies. The Wizard of ID is a classic. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s about a tyrannous but stout dictator, [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-18By Mati Greenspan
5 hours ago

Kodak-Branded Bitcoin Mining Scheme Collapses
The Kodak-branded bitcoin mining rigs unveiled at the CES technology trade show this year will no longer be available to mine for customers. Amid scam accusations, the company behind the Kodak Kashminer crypto mining scheme has reportedly confirmed the plan has collapsed, citing intervention by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-18By Kevin Helms
5 hours ago

Japan Revamps Financial Regulatory Agency to Address Issues in FinTech, Cryptocurrencies
Following a bureaucratic overhaul, Japanese financial regulator the FSA has created a bureau to deal with fintech-related issues, including cryptocurrencies [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-07-18By Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre
6 hours ago

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin is Programmed to Pump
Despite non-stop criticism, obituaries, and competition from altcoins, Bitcoin has undeniable advantages — ensuring that its value will keep rising for decades to come.  It might make sense just to get some in case it catches on. If enough people think the same way, that becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Satoshi Nakamoto, 1/17/2009 Bitcoin is a money technology, unlike [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-07-18By Allen Scott
6 hours ago

Blockchain Evolutions in Switzerland: Voting and Banking
Developments of the blockchain in Switzerland: how the voting and banking systems are being reshaped [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-07-18By Cointelegraph By Robin La Quercia
7 hours ago

Canada’s Large Credit Union Coalition Joins Blockchain Consortium R3
The Large Credit Union Coalition, comprising of CIOs of the 16 largest credit unions in Canada, has joined blockchain consortium R3 to explore and develop its Corda platform [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-07-18By Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre
7 hours ago

World’s Largest Asset Management Firm $6.3 Trillion Blackrock Set to Join Bitcoin Bandwagon
Slowly but steadily, Bitcoin’s journey to mainstream finance keeps gaining momentum, as more and more critics are beginning to catch the cryptocurrency fever. Next in line, BlackRock, a global asset management company with $6.3 trillion in assets under management, is now looking to start offering clients bitcoin-related investments according to July 16, 2018 reports. Joining the Crypto Movement? Per a [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-07-18By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel
7 hours ago

Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners
With Chinese media estimating that Sichuan’s mining sector comprises 70% of the computing power of both the bitcoin network and the total processing power situated within China’s borders, reflections following the devastating Sichuan floods’ have many insights into the realities of life of a crypto miner in Sichuan. Also Read: Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom  Floods Wreak [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-07-18By Samuel Haig
8 hours ago

Canada’s Rivemont Crypto Fund Holds 90 Percent of Its Assets in Fiat
Canada’s Rivemont Crypto Fund hold 91 percent of its assets in fiat currency, with only 9 percent in Bitcoin [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-07-18By Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre
8 hours ago

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