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Friday, 17 November

03:00

YouTube Stars Can Now Earn Brave's Browser Tokens CoinDesk

The ad-blocking browser provides YouTubers with an alternative monetization strategy in a year of aggravation with the video site's ad-killing bots.

02:25

AMEX Partners With Ripple For Blockchain Payments Cointelegraph.com News

In a huge win for Ripple, the Blockchain-based startup has announced a partnership with American Express for its overseas payments.

02:07

How Blockchain Revolution is Going to Make Global Economy More Fair: Federico Pistono Cointelegraph.com News

The game is unfair. Blockchain can allow for that to change: Federico Pistono, the author of "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK.

02:00

'Is It Real?': Square CFO Speaks Out on Cash App Bitcoin Trial CoinDesk

The CFO of mobile payments firm Square has explained why the company launched a bitcoin pilot scheme.

01:26

Second Suit Filed As Tezos Woes Continue Cointelegraph.com News

The woes of the Tezos group continue, as another class action lawsuit has been filed, but this time in the state of Florida.

01:15

Bitcoin Cash Dips to $1,000, But a Recovery May Be on the Cards CoinDesk

Bitcoin cash has lost 20 percent in the last 24 hours, but looks to have found a new bottom around $1,000.

00:52

Genaro Network, a Decentralized Cloud Service with a Social Touch NEWSBTC

Genaro Network is the first of its kind blockchain project comprised of a Turing-complete public chain integrated with a decentralized storage network. The network runs on its own public blockchain to create an entire ecosystem on which decentralized applications (known as DAPPS)can be built. The platform offers a great deal of flexibility by allowing the deployment of smart contracts while providing a permanent and private method of storing their data, videos, documents and other file types. It is also highly secure compared to other conventional systems and can be used by other blockchain solution providers as a replacement for cloud-based storage.

The Genaro ecosystem is designed to provide a range of advantages for Internet of Things and Big Data implementations along with both added transparency of records and privacy of data for DAPPs and their users. The data is securely stored on the Genaro Network, and it can only be decrypted by using the private key belonging to the file owner.

The Genaro team has proposed to build a network on which many applications can be developed, which is the opposite approach the existing cloud network infrastructure today, which is a combination of different applications.

Technically speaking, by creating a hybrid of SPoR (Sentinel Proof of Retrievability) and PoS (Proof of Stake), the platform aims to offer a highly scalable and efficient solution that can overcome the shortcomings of the existing distributed storage and sharing solutions. A combination of smart contracts and decentralized storage makes use of unused storage space and processing power contributed by the network participants. Genaro thereby eliminates the need for high-end data centers with centralized storage, which are more prone to security breaches, not to mention the need for additional resources to set up such a system. It also ensures the almost fool-proof protection of intellectual property.

Mission

The Genaro Network aims to drive the evolution of blockchain 3.0, the next generation of blockchain applications platform, to make DAPPs as useful as Internet APPs.

At the same time, Genaro believes in adding value to society, which it upholds by giving back to the community. This combination paves the way for Genaro to set the foundation for the future of cryptocurrency technology and its implementation Blockchain 3.0. In doing so, the project puts the power of controlling and managing the data back into the hands of its owners rather than large media and advertising networks, for example.

The Social Cause

The creators of Genaro believe in community development. Apart from building the first Turing-complete public chain with a decentralized storage network, they are actively involved in supporting the tech community by introducing them to the benefits of a Blockchain 3.0 paradigm.

As a par...

00:50

CME Clearing Member To Regulator: Bitcoin Futures Impossible Cointelegraph.com News

Its impossible, a CME Group clearing member has told regulators about Bitcoin futures trading next month.

00:00

American Express Opens First Blockchain Corridor With Ripple Tech CoinDesk

American Express just had its "Charles Lindbergh moment," using Ripple's blockchain to connect Santander clients in Europe and the U.S.

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Thursday, 16 November

23:53

Indian Supreme Court Asks Government to Regulate Bitcoin Cointelegraph.com News

The petition claimed that the digital currency can be utilized in executing untraceable transactions across borders, making it an attractive tool for tax evaders and ransomware attackers.

23:39

Fujitsu Launches Inter-Blockchain Payment System Cointelegraph.com News

The payment system intends to provide a means for different cryptocurrency networks to interoperate with each other.

23:38

Universa rates as Stable+ NEWSBTC

Well-known specialized portal icorating.com has prepared a comprehensive analysis of Universa token sale with a detailed study of its technical features, project team and future perspectives. As has been mentioned before that the rating Stable+ means Universa is strong enough for people to trust it: We recommend participating in the Universa ICO to long-term investors. Tokens will gradually grow in price during the crowdsale, says the expert.

In the first place, the Universa authors note its advantages above other blockchain projects. Unlike many crypto start-ups based on the existing protocols, Universa team focuses on developing their own, fundamentally different blockchain, which could easily work with any other protocol only using important data and connecting it within the developed protocol framework. Universa offers personal smart contracts for performing various types of operations for any type of business. All records on the blockchain will be decentralized, and operations can be performed asynchronously. There will also be no miming. All these is achieved through the DAG technology.

No mining implies that Universa is a currency-free protocol. UTN token has been created in order to pay commissions to the nodes. The Universa blockchain protocol is based on smart contract similar to the one of Ethereum. Along with the possibility to connect with other smart contracts, thus creating tree structure operations, Universa smart contracts can be stored offline until the data is transferred to the network. Universa describes itself as a project offering a crypto-protocol for the common use, able to compete with the most influential cryptocurrencies. The founders of Universa see it as an innovative platform for multi-protocol smart-contracts.

For the project successful development, it will be enough to raise a smaller amount of funds as compared to the stated hardcap of $ 99 million. In fact, the already collected sum of $ 10 million is sufficient for Universa to achieve its plans. This minimum amount is reflected in the detailed budget plan, and allows the team to implement all basic functionality. In conclusion, the rating agency suggested once again that the announced functionality of Universa blockchain protocol will be in demand in the near future, so the project seems to be gaining ground rather quickly.

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23:35

New Highs in Sight? Bitcoin Moves Back Above $7,500 CoinDesk

Bitcoin is showing no signs of stopping its recent upwards surge. As prices climb once again, are new highs on the horizon?

23:26

Prime-Ex Perpetual ICO Goes Live on November 15th NEWSBTC

Blockchain-based real estate platform Prime-Ex Perpetual is going to launch the token sale of its institutionalized tokens on November 15th, 2017.

PEX-Tokens will be available to be purchased from Prime-Ex Perpetuals official website at the rate of $1.00 USD-equivalent per unit. Prime-Ex Perpetual has already sold over 3 million PEX-Tokens in a pre-ICO round. It started on November 1, 2017, and ended on November 8, 2017.  Prime-Ex Perpetual has secured its minimum targets of the campaign.

With a successful pre-ICO round behind, the next ICO round could be even more successful. In it, Prime-Ex Perpetual will issue a total of roughly 22 million PEX-Tokens for public sale.  This is a terrific opportunity to purchase PEX-Tokens ahead of its distribution to the DEX Exchange near the beginning of December.

The raised funds are building residential real estate in Panama that will prove to be the backbone of Prime-Ex Perpetuals ecosystem in the future. To those who are unaware of this ecosystem, it is a tokenized system that allows expats to purchase residential properties with simple financing and mortgage payment options. Here, PEX-Tokens will prove to be this economys centerpiece, allowing easy and quick payment settlements, while incentivizing homebuyers at the same time.

For holders, PEX-Tokens will also prove to be an investment option as they will keep earning 80% of the companys audited net profit every year.

Prime-Ex Perpetuals CEO, John Gilbert, stated:

Crossing over the 2,500,000 PEX-Token thresholds for token sales was a major achievement for us. We are eager to get out there and begin building the homes today that will be the backbone of our ecosystem tomorrow. Prime-Ex Perpetual will now start implementing its unique residential real estate ecosystem and breaking ground on the first houses in Panama.

You may learn more about Prime-Ex Perpetual at https://prime-ex.com and participate in their ICO at https://ico.prime-ex.com.

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23:25

David Drake Joins Play2Live Advisory Board with Founder & CEO of the Worlds Largest eSports Portal GosuGamers Victor Martyn NEWSBTC

Play2Live, a blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers and eSports fans has announced the joining of David Drake the Chairman at LDJ Capital and Victor Martyn the CEO at GosuGamers to its advisory board. With an upcoming token pre-sale that is scheduled to take place December 5th to 19th, Victor and David will give counsel on business development, marketing, and investor relations.

A Managing Partner at LDJ LP Fund Investments, a multi-family office; Victoria Partners, a 300 family office network based in London; LDJ Real Estate Group and Drake Hospitality Group; and The Soho Loft Media Group with divisions Victoria Global Communications, Times Impact Publications, and The Soho Loft Conferences. David Drake has acted as GP & LP investors with his partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds & hedge funds whose investments currently have 50+ global directors that maintain relations with institutions & family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets. As an advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity, he has been involved in TMT (technology, media, telecoms), realty, hospitality, clean tech, energy and social impact investments for more than 20 years.

I am delighted to join Play2Live as a strategic advisor. The eSports market is valued at $700M for 2017 and is growing rapidly. The use of blockchain technologies in a streaming platform with interactive features and multiple monetizing tools makes it one of the innovative and promising projects in the space right now. Play2live has the leadership and innovation I seek in investments and I look forward helping to shape the milestones to come, says David Drake, Partner at LDJ Capital.

As a veteran of the eSports industry, Victor Martyn is a pioneer of the genre with unique experience in one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet. His professional playing career began in 1999 when he became the star player on the first ever properly sponsored eSports team in the history of the sport. Having reached the pinnacle of eSports, he became the largest single shareholder of Melita Gaming Group. As a result, he boasts 13 years in the iGambling industry, and the experience and knowledge that comes with such prolonged success. Today Victor works with some of the biggest companies in the industry as owner and CEO at GosuGamers, the largest eSports media outlet in the world, which reaches a global audience of around 25M eSports enthusiasts a year.

I am pleased to join the Play2Live advisory board and take part in the companys development, said Victor. A proper use of blockchain technology opens up some interesting possibilities.

Alexey Burdyko, the founder and CEO at Play2Live, said The company is extremely pleased to bring the industrys most trusted and respected experts on board as Advisor. I truly believe in success of this project and with our advisors experience we have more resources and fe...

23:00

Kik Might Just Move Its ICO Tokens to a New Blockchain CoinDesk

A high-profile ICO project is re-evaluating whether it will stick with the ethereum network or shift to a more scalable and lower-cost solution.

23:00

The First Lumens ATM is Introduced in Singapore During the Fintech Festival NEWSBTC

Cryptocurrency ATMs are a vital part of the ecosystem right now. these machines allow people to conveniently purchase Bitcoin and select altcoins. It now appears there is at least one ATM which also supports Stellar Lumens. Until now, there was no indication XLM support would be integrated by any companies. Most of the details are still secret, but the machine seemingly works just fine.

It is good to see more currencies getting ATM support these days. More specifically, a lot of companies focus on Bitcoin and a few different altcoins. Stellar Lumens are not on that list so far. That doesnt prevent the team from showcasing their XLM ATM at the Singapore Fintech Festival, though. Opening a new fiat gateway for XLM is a big step forward.All cryptocurrencies need more liquidity, especially in the world of fiat currencies.

The First Stellar Lumens ATM is Born

In a way, Stellar got a big leg up over Ripple in this regard. Whereas most speculators bought some XRP this year, they largely ignored XLM. It now seems obtaining Lumens will be a lot easier in this regard. Although this machine may not necessarily become accessible by the public, it sets an interesting precedent.  How all of this will play out after the festival, remains to be determined, though.

Most of the specifics of this Lumens ATM have yet to be worked out. We dont know who built it or how it works exactly. It may be a two-way machine, for all we know. Nor is there any indication as to when and how many of these machines will come to...

22:47

Blockchain Wallet Will Add SegWit, Full Bitcoin Cash Support By 2018 Cointelegraph.com News

SegWit transactions are coming to Blockchain Wallet, but not before full Bitcoin Cash support next month.

22:00

Revain Announces Release of the First Test Version of the Platform NEWSBTC

Impartiality of opinions available on the platform is achieved by the fact that only well-reasoned reviews will be stored. This is achieved by deploying blockchain and IBM Watson AI. Upon completion of testing period and launching the platform at its full capacity, a review hash will be getting stored in blockchain, which stands for its inalterability and no chance of making changes or deletion.

The platform is appealing for both startups that already did ICO, ITO or crowdsale and different user segments. These include crypto-analysts, token holders and potential token buyers. New businesses that went through the ICO will be getting valuable feedback gathered in one place. This resolves the issue of biased coverage as normally the projects website or its social media channels are basically the only source of information for public, while valuable feedback from real users is scattered around on numerous websites, which makes accumulating data and analyzing it pretty challenging.

Crypto-analysts will benefit from being featured on the platform by making analysis of the project, thus getting exposure in crypto-world. Professional analytical ratings will provide users with opportunity to choose the most relevant information. Token holders and platform users will be able to assess a startup project by many criteria, such as: the team, the progress, communication with community, correlation between declared goals and factual achievements. The users will also have the like and dislike buttons to rate the review either as valuable and informative or useless.

Revain team will be gathering user feedback and comments at: feedback@revain.org

Links

Website: https://revain.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/revain.org
Twitter: @revain_org
Medium: https://medium.com/revain

 

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22:00

Moldova Eyes Blockchain IDs to Help Curb Child Trafficking CoinDesk

Moldova is considering teaming with a U.N. blockchain identity project to help combat child trafficking in the country, according to a report.

21:59

With Backing from the Biggest Poker Names, CoinPoker Launches Pre-ICO NEWSBTC

Coinpoker is going to be returning 15% of the tokens collected during the entire ICO to their community via its first tournaments. Factoring in the total maximum amount of CHP tokens that are going to be distributed (500 million), there is clearly potential for the prizepools to surpass seven figures in added value, which is unprecedented in the online poker world.

In order to make their Pre-ICO more accessible, CoinPoker has opted to allow acquiring tokens via SpectroCoin exchange and wallet platform. SpectroCoin has a very successful practice of doing in-platform pre-ICOs and allowing people to get tokens by using different cryptocurrencies or even regular currencies, said Warren Lush of CoinPoker, It will allow poker players to purchase tokens even if they are new to cryptocurrencies, or if they are already using BitCoin, Nem, Dash, and others.

After the Pre-ICO has finished on the 1st December, the remainder of the ICO will be carried out with the help of smart contracts and will only be available for acquisition using Ethereum. However, the users will then be able to use any e-wallet.

Backed by legendary poker player and celebrity Tony G Antanas Guoga as well as influential poker brands such as PokerNews, PokerTube, and High Stakes Database, this project is garnering a substantial amount of attention in the online poker community.

Poker is my passion. I love this game. But online poker is sick & some things need 2 be changed there. Blockchain & crypto currencies could make poker trustworthy again. Thats why I am backing http://www.coinpoker.com . Tony G said on his Twitter account. The poker player turned politician confirmed that he might consider leaving politics because of this project.

In contrast with the majority of ICOs, CoinPoker is already offering a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) on their website. They have launched a play-money application that is available for download for anyone who is interested.

CoinPoker is aiming to solve current online poker problems, namely transaction speed, payment issues and transparency in game logic.

By putting their RNG (Random Number Generator) on blockchains, using their own in-game currency CHP, and implementing an extensive fairplay security & fraud system, the project aims to offer fair play and global accessibility.

CoinPoker pre-ICO will finish on the 1st December latest, and the remainder of their ICO will be carried out in the first quarter of 2018. More detailed information on this project is available on their website at www.CoinPoker.com, with a public access to their introductory video, and...

21:40

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Where We Are Looking To Get In Today NEWSBTC

The European session has just kicked off in the bitcoin price and its looking as though we are in for some considerable volatility moving forward today and ahead into the close of the week. From its corrective lows way back down around the $6000 level late last week, bitcoin has staged something of a miraculous recovery and currently trades above the $7500 mark across the major exchanges.

This gives us a strong bullish bias going forward with a longer-term target in and around previous highs circa $7900 apiece.

Before we look at those levels, however, we have a bit of intrarange action to navigate.

So, with that said, lets get some levels in place that we can use to do exactly that. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets as and when things move during the session today. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range were looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7407 and resistance to the upside at 7538. We will initially look for a close above resistance to validate an upside entry towards a target of 7570. A stop loss on the trade somewhere in the region of 7525 will ensure we are taken out of the position if things turn against us.

Looking the other way, if we get a close below support, we will try and jump into a short trade towards a downside target of 7370. A stop loss on this one at 7420 looks like it should do the job from a risk management perspective.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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21:21

21:08

Morgan Stanley CEO Plays Down Bitcoin Joining Bankers Choir Cointelegraph.com News

Morgan Stanley CEO, James Gorman, who has previously credited Bitcoin as more than a fad, is not going as far as to be caught up in the hype.

21:00

Morgan Stanley CEO: Bitcoin Is 'By Definition Speculative' CoinDesk

Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman has added to recent criticism of bitcoin in new comments.

21:00

Major Financial Platforms are Adopting Bitcoin, What Happens by 2018? NEWSBTC

Some of the worlds largest financial platforms and exchanges that support a variety of investors have started to adopt bitcoin at a rapid pace, providing sufficient liquidity and infrastructure around bitcoin and its market.

Integration of Bitcoin by Major Financial Platforms

Earlier this week, CME, the global financial sectors leading options exchange, officially announced that its bitcoin futures exchange will be launched by the second week of December. Consequently, $95 billion hedge fund Man Group revealed its short-term plan to include bitcoin in its portfolio of assets.

Square, the $15 billion payments app, which is led by CEO Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Twitter, also revealed that it has integrated bitcoin over the past week, allowing users to purchase and sell bitcoin through its mobile app.

Were always listening to our customers and weve found that they are interested in using the Cash App to buy Bitcoin. Were exploring how Square can make this experience faster and easier, and have rolled out this feature to a small number of Cash App customers. We believe cryptocurrency can greatly impact the ability of individuals to participate in the global financial system and were excited to learn more here, said a Square spokesperson.

As of current, Squares bitcoin feature operates similar to a bitcoin wallet and brokerage, which enables existing users to buy, sell, and store bitcoin. Users cannot make payments with bitcoin through the Square app and its network yet, but full integration of bitcoin is on the roadmap of Square.

In consideration of the Square apps 3 million active user base, Square will likely be able to penetrate into the bitcoin market at a rapid pace in the upcoming months, competing against existing wallet and brokerage service providers such as Coinbase.

Rapid Adoption of Bitcoin by Merchants

Squares integration of bitcoin and the companys enthusiasm towards bitcoin as a decentralized cryptocurrency is particularly optimistic for the long-term growth of bitcoin, given that the adoption of mainstream investors, payments applications, and financial service providers would ultimately lead to the adoption of merchants.

For instance, Square operates a widely utilized Point of Sale (PoS) network which merchants and stores such a...

21:00

Vitalik Buterin Apologizes for Controversial Bitcoin Cash Tweet NEWSBTC

There has been a lot of commotion involving Bitcoin Cash as of late. Things got especially interesting when Vitalik Buterin suddenly started supporting this altcoin. More specifically, his tweet caused a fair amount of backlash. Publicly congratulating Ver and Wu on the success of BCH isnt out of the ordinary. Not even when this altcoin briefly surpassed Ethereum in market cap. However, others saw it as a flawed thought process. In the end, Buterin did the right thing and apologized for this strange comment.

Collaboration is key in the cryptocurrency world. No one will deny that is the case in this day and age. However, there is still a lot of bad blood between BTC and BCH supporters these days. Vitalik Buterin sparked the proverbial hornets nest by issuing some comments on this situation. He seemingly hinted at how the community is responsible for this fractured way of thinking in Bitcoin. That was not the case, as a few individuals have riled up some people to support their cause first and foremost.

Buterin Apologizes for Badly Timed Tweet

Moreover, Buterin suddenly found himself in this war between Bitcoin communities. Congratulating the BCH team on their success wasnt appreciated by real Bitcoin supporters. Especially not in the light of his recent other comments either. For all intents and purposes, these attacks by both communities shouldnt have been endorsed or supporter to begin with. Offering words of congratulations to either side in this regard is very dubious, to say the least.

In the end, Buterin explained he wanted to express happiness for an alternative Bitcoin solution. Competition is a good thing in cryptocurrency, even when it comes to Bitcoin. Not everyone has the same points of view, yet they still deserve a tool to work with. It is good to see this issue being put...

20:45

Hong Kong Official Touts Blockchain for Chinas Belt and Road Plan "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hong Kong Official Touts Blockchain for Chinas Belt and Road Plan by Brady Dale CoinDesk A senior official for the government of Hong Kong has said blockchain could bolster Chinas ongoing efforts to significantly expand its trade capabilities. According to...

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20:25

MyWish: 200+ created contracts & 500+ users NEWSBTC

The MyWish platform was created with the goal of implantation high technologies into real life. The introduction of smart contracts allowed creating the necessary services for crypto-owners, but understanding of its application and convenience did not appear immediately. For lots of people, the creation of a smart contract still seems to be a very complex technological process, which is only available to the dedicated ones. MyWish project has an intention to dispel this myth and make smart contracts accessible to anyone who does not have special knowledge.

The interface of the MyWish platform is very simple to popularize the idea of applying smart contracts, because with its help it is possible to solve a huge number of issues in the digital economy. Smart contracts can replace a number of institutions that regulate the circulation of money in the fiat world.

MyWish

 

The statistics of signed in users on MyWish and the number of concluded smart contracts since the launch of the platform demonstrate that they are moving in the right direction. On top of that, there is a sustainable trend for smart contracts to be in a high demand, which means that people willingly accept this kind of innovation.

MyWish has 537 signed up users and 205 concluded contracts on the platform within 2 months after the launch of the project.

 

 

mywish

The most popular is Will contract, which allows its users to transfer funds to the backup wallet in case of a long absence of the owner. There are 133 registered contracts.

Contract Lost key (transfer of funds to the backup wallet in case of key loss)

and Deferred payment (transfer of funds to the wallet of another owner after passing a certain period) concluded 12 people for each contact.

One pair concluded a Wedding contract.

In addition, apart from the contracts for individuals, MyWish is working on contracts in B2B sector. Their trial contract for a pizzeria for one day found a response among 47 owners of the ether.

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20:02

Lightning Only? Scaling Bitcoin Might Require A Whole 'Nother Layer CoinDesk

A new paper outlines an additional layer to the Lightning Network that would make payment channels even more scalable.

19:52

SMS Coin is planning on being listed on exchanges in UK, Asia, and Latin America on December 01 NEWSBTC

Speed Mining Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter, Speed Mining) built a Cryptocurrency Mining Center in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. Their Coin, SMS Coin is going to be listed on exchanges by pairing BTC, ETH, and others in exchanges located in UK, Argentina, and Hong Kong on December 1st.

Japans First Mining Center Operation

Speed Mining groups Blockchain Specialists build the most profitable portfolio of mining machines in an optimum mining environment, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, which is the coldest area of Japan. We plan to build another center in Myanmar in future for the cheaper electricity.

About Speed Mining

Established as a company that performs cryptocurrency mining business.

We have succeeded in constructing an optimal mining environment composing of a mining machine portfolio by blockchain specialists and others. In the future, we plan to research and develop our own mining chips.

Capital100 million JPY
SMSCoin Sitehttps://www.smscoin.jp/en
Contactinfo@speedmining.jp
TEL81+3-5457-1587Tokyo Branch
Available Time ZoneWeekdays 10:0019:00 (JST)

 

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19:15

Gold & Silver Positioned to Move, Bullionvault Refuses Bitcoin, Turkey Stacking GOLD (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold & Silver Positioned to Move, Bullionvault Refuses Bitcoin, Turkey Stacking GOLD Video Junius Maltby Daily news on the Junius Maltby Channel. Thanks for joining us as we take a look at gold, silver, recent events and cryptos. Gold...

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19:00

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG/USD in Downtrend NEWSBTC

Key Points

  • Bitcoin gold price is struggling to gain traction and remains below $200 against the US Dollar.
  • This is a declining channel forming with resistance at $220 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • The price is likely to remain in a downtrend and it could even retest the $150 support area.

Bitcoin gold price is struggling a lot below $220 against the US Dollar. BTG/USD might extend declines and likely to trade toward $160-150.

Bitcoin Gold Price Resistance

There was a no recovery in bitcoin gold price above the $280 resistance against the US Dollar. The price started a downside move after failing to move above the $280 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded close to the $150 level and formed a low near $157.49. At present, the price is correcting higher, but struggling to break the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $280 high to $157 low.

It seems like there is a declining channel forming with resistance at $220 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD. The pair is likely to remain in a downtrend until there is a break above $220. Before $220, the $200 level and the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $280 high to $157 low are also hurdles. Above $220, the 100 hourly simple moving average is positioned near $230 to act as a barrier.

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG USD

Overall, there are many hurdles for buyers starting with $200 up to $240. On the downside, the most important support is near $160 and $150. Any further declines could see buying interest above $150, but limited.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BTG/USD is not showing any major bullish signs.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTG/USD has just moved above the 50 level, but with a divergence.

Major Support Level $160

Major Resistance Level $220

 

Charts courtesy ...

19:00

$8,000 Short-Term Bitcoin Price Target of Max Keiser: Entrance of Retail Investors NEWSBTC

Max Keiser, a prominent financial analyst and the host of RTs Keiser Report, has reaffirmed his short-term bitcoin price target at $8,000.

Hedge Funds Rush Into Bitcoin Following CMEs Bitcoin Futures Listing

Throughout this week, following the official announcement of CME Group, the largest options exchange in the world, to launch a bitcoin futures exchange by the second week of December, major hedge funds including the $95 billion US-based hedge fund Man Group revealed their plans to invest in bitcoin in the short-term.

Large-scale hedge funds with multi-billion dollar valuations and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of assets under management only permit their partners and managers to invest a minimum value of around $300 million to a particular asset. As such, the entrance of hedge funds like Man Group by the end of December 2017 would likely lead to flow of tens of billions of dollars into the bitcoin market in the mid-term.

The markets optimism surrounding the entrance of institutional and retail investors into the bitcoin sector has led to an increase in the price of bitcoin, which has risen from $5,600 to $7,200 in a matter of days. Given that the majority of hedge funds have not invested in bitcoin yet and their plan to do so has already created upward momentum for bitcoin, it is likely that the price of bitcoin will surge rapidly upon the launch of CMEs bitcoin futures exchange.

In a recent interview with Reuters, billionaire investor and hedge fund legend Mike Novogratz stated:

The institutionalization of this space is coming. Its coming pretty quick.

Several analysts have noted this week the the trading volume of existing bitcoin futures exchange LedgerX, which was approved by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission to operate as a bitcoin derivatives, futures, and options trading platform, has increased substantially since its debut in October.

More to that, Bitfury vice chairman Ge...

18:45

Tulips, Railways and Why We Dont Take Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tulips, Railways and Why We Dont Take Bitcoin by Adrian Ash Bullion Vault No stocks, bonds, seashells or Yap stones either please ONE KEY requirement of money, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault, is that it doesnt drop 27% of...

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18:30

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis November 16 2017 NEWSBTC

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

ETH/USD

Ethereum continues to run to the upside during the trading session on Wednesday, but the $340 level looks to be offering a bit of resistance. Because of this, I think a pullback might be necessary, but that pullbacks should only offer a fresh buying opportunity. I believe that the $312 level will now offer a bit of a floor in the market, and that we should go looking towards the $350 level above.

ETH/BTC

Ethereum initially fell against Bitcoin during the day, but you can see we are starting to turn around near the 0.046 region. By doing so, looks as if were going to try to fight our way to the upside, but I think now we are entering a potential consolidation area between the 0.045 level on the bottom, and the 0.053 level on the top.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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17:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Moving Higher NEWSBTC

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price is slowly moving higher and is currently well above the 0.2040 support against the US Dollar.
  • Yesterdays highlighted contracting triangle with current support at $0.2060 is still in place on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The price might soon break the resistance at $0.2120 for more gains in the near term.

Ripple price is slowly gaining bullish pace against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD has to surpass the $0.2120 level for more upsides.

Ripple Price Resistance

There was a slow and steady upside move initiated from the $0.1900 low in Ripple price against the US Dollar. The price was successful in moving above the $0.2000 handle and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.2215 high to $0.1900 low. The upside move was positive as the price was able to move above the $0.2040 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Moreover, yesterdays highlighted contracting triangle with current support at $0.2060 is still in place on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. As long as the pair is above $0.2060 and $0.2040, there is a chance of it gaining bids for the next leg. On the upside, the pair needs to settle above the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.2215 high to $0.1900 low.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

Once the pair is above $0.2120, it could easily move towards the last swing high of $0.2220. On the downside, the mentioned $0.2040 level is a major support near the 100 hourly SMA. Should there be a break below $0.2040, there can be a downside reaction toward the $0.2000 handle.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is currently attempting to move back in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is moving down from the 60 level toward 50.

Major Support Level $0.2040

Major Resistance Level $0.2120

 

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17:30

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis November 16 2017 NEWSBTC

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

DASH/USD

DASH continues to chop around, as Wednesday was more of the same action. However, looks as if we are trying to form some type of asymmetrical triangle on the 4-hour chart, and with the recent search higher I would have to believe that we will more than likely have buyers trying to break out to the upside. A clearance of the $460 level should send this market looking for $500 above.

LTC/USD

Litecoin continues to rally, but we are running into a bit of trouble near the $66 level. The $68 level above will be a massive resistance barrier, so I think that we could see several short-term pullbacks to build up the necessary momentum to break out to the upside. It does help that the US dollar is under pressure in the Forex world right now, so that might be the catalyst to finally break out and continue the long run higher. Otherwise, think of the floor as $58.

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17:05

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis November 16 2017 NEWSBTC

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

BTC/USD

Bitcoin exploded to the upside yet again on Wednesday, slicing through the $7000 level. However, there is a lot of noise extending to the $7600 level, and it does look like we are getting a bit overbought on the 4-hour chart. With the stochastics crossing in the overbought zone, I suspect that its only a matter of time before we do pull back. I look at these pullbacks as buying opportunities, and believe that the $6500 level will offer a bit of a floor below.

BTC/JPY

Bitcoin rallied against the Japanese yen as well, breaking above the 800,000 level. We do look a little stretch now here as well, and I see that we are trying to form a shooting star on the 4-hour chart. Because of this, we will probably get a pullback, but I would anticipate that there should be plenty of buyers below, especially near the 775,000 level.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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16:48

ALT COIN IOTA RALLY. GAINS $0.18 NEWSBTC

IOTA rally was perhaps November 15 highlight. Price action gained $0.18 by the end of the day. NEM, Monero, NEO and DASH were whipsawing with bull and bear pressure cancelling each other out.

Lets look at the charts:

NOVEMBER 12 HI-LO DEFINES NEM SHORT TERM TREND

alt coin NEM Daily chartNEMUSD Daily Chart for November 16, 2017

The Hi-Los of November 12 continues to define price action over the last 4 days. In essence, NEM price action around the 20 period MA and the main support or resistance line at $0.20 is important.

So far, there have been a break and close above the two resistances. What will be important especially today is if price action will confirm yesterdays bull candlestick and close above the minor $0.7 range or if it will reverse lower.That has not been made clear by price action.

Nevertheless, intraday traders should continue taking long positions in shorter time frames.

USD AND DASH BULLS FIGHT FOR CONTROL

alt coin DASH Daily chart DASHUSD Daily Chart for November 16, 2017

What we are seeing in the daily chart is a balanced price action. DASH and USD bulls are cancelling as revealed by November 14 and 15 dojis. Its worth noting that this is happening at resistance zone with clear lower lows relative to the upper BB.

Secondly, despite the bearish pressure and a stochastic sell signal in place, the support line or Augusts highs...

16:10

'Big Four' Firm KPMG Joins Blockchain Advocacy Group CoinDesk

'Big four' consulting firm KPMG has announced it is joining the industry trade group, the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance.

16:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Testing Key Support NEWSBTC

Key Highlights

  • ETH price is correcting lower and is currently trading near a major support at $326 against the US Dollar.
  • Yesterdays highlighted major bullish trend line with current support at $326 is intact on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price should hold the trend line support near $326 to remain in the bullish zone.

Ethereum price is correcting lower against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD has to maintain bid tone above $326 to gain upside momentum.

Ethereum Price Support

There was a new minor high formed at $337.29 in ETH price against the US Dollar. Later, the price started correcting lower and moved below $335. There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $314.44 low to $337.29 high. The downside correction was decent since the price even broke the $326 level once before recovering.

It tested the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $314.44 low to $337.29 high. The $323 level held the downside move along with yesterdays highlighted major bullish trend line with current support at $326 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The highlighted trend line support could play an important role near $326 in the short term. Therefore, the pair has to remain above $326 and $323 to avoid further declines.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

On the upside, the $335 level is an initial resistance followed by the recent high at $337.29. A close above $337.29 could open the doors for more gains may be toward $360 in the near term. The 100 hourly simple moving average is currently positioned at $318 and is showing positive signs. If the price continues to stay above the $323 level, there is a chance of it gaining momentum.

Hourly MACD The MACD has reduced most of its bullish slope.

Hourly RSI The RSI has just moved below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $323

Major Resistance Level $337

 

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15:37

Blockchain-based Secure Online Voting System Showcased Cointelegraph.com News

Creators believe that Blockchain is the missing link in the architecture of an effective and secure online voting system.

15:17

Bitcoin Bringing Hype to Real Estate Market Cointelegraph.com News

By putting a house up for sale in Bitcoin, real estate agents are seeing some surprising benefits.

15:08

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Grinding Lower NEWSBTC

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price is slowly moving lower and is currently trading below $1300 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a new connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1200 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price has to overcome sell offers near $1200 and $1300 to make an upside move.

Bitcoin cash price is slowly moving down toward $1100 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is facing two important resistances near $1200 and $1300.

Bitcoin Cash Price Decline

There is a slow and steady decline forming from the $1500 swing high in bitcoin cash price against the US Dollar. The price has declined below the $1300 level and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $1005 low to $1530 high. The current bias is bearish since the price struggled to settle above the $1300 level. It is currently trading well below the $1300 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

The price recently broke the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $1005 low to $1530 high, which is a bearish sign. On the upside, there is a new connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1200 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The pair is struggling to move above $1200 and $1220 resistance levels. On the downside, there is a support trend line forming near $1100. There is a chance that BCH/USD would test $1100 before it attempts an upside recovery.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

To sum up, the current momentum is bearish as long as the price is below $1200 and $1300. It could test the $1100 and $1000 levels in the near term if the momentum remains intact.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is currently in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is moving south and is well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1100

Major Resistance Level $1300

 

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14:56

Bitcoin Not Currency, Never Will Be: Expert Blog Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin is far too volatile to classify as money, and likely never will serve that purpose. However, its still useful.

14:30

India's Supreme Court Prods Government on Bitcoin Regulation CoinDesk

The court asked India's central bank and several government agencies to respond to a petition that expressed concern about tax dodges and ransomware.

14:19

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/16/2017 Bulls Back on their Feet? NEWSBTC

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price is starting to trend higher once more, depending on whether or not the support on the 1-hour time frame holds.
  • An ascending trend line can be drawn to connect the lows over the past few days and the support lines up with the 38.2% retracement level.
  • A bounce off this level could take bitcoin price to the swing high or higher, but tech indicators are suggesting a continuation of the drop.

Bitcoin price appears to be reviving its uptrend on the 1-hour time frame, but there are still signs that bears could win out.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA on the 1-hour time frame, so the path of least resistance is to the downside. However, its also worth noting that the gap is narrowing to suggest a potential upward crossover and return in bullish momentum.

The 200 SMA is close to the 61.8% Fib also, adding to its strength as a potential floor even if the trend line breaks. A move below the moving averages, on the other hand, could draw more selling pressure in.

Stochastic is heading lower so bitcoin price might follow suit while bears remain on top of their game. RSI has more room to tumble so there could still be plenty of losses in the cards.

Market Factors

The dollar has been treading carefully as traders bite their nails ahead of the House vote on tax reform. Postponing the vote, similar to the Obamacare repeal earlier this year, could lead to fresh doubts that anything productive will happen before the end of the year.

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13:11

Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined "IndyWatch Feed World"

Via: CoinDesk: A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Groups plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month. But Interactive Brokers, in a comment letter dated Nov. 14, suggested a way to mitigate the risk it sees from such activity: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), under the auspices []

12:31

Top 11 Countries In Which Bitcoin is Banned "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Countries around the world have a wide ranging view of the digital currency bitcoin or a virtual currency. Western superpowers like the United States and United Kingdom have shown a positive attitude towards the new technology. Some countries like Canada and Australia are still deliberating on what to do about Bitcoin, legally. Bitcoin Digits Coming []

11:52

According to Key European Regulator, ICOs Could be Derivative Activities Cointelegraph.com News

Yes, that ICO is probably a security. ICO platforms and founders need to be responsible, and public must exercise great caution.

11:10

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them by Shaun Bradley  The Anti-Media As the transition towards a blockchain based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay relevant. In an attempt to boost their credibility, analysts...

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09:46

Thomas Peterffy on CME Futures: A Catastrophe in the Cryptocurrency Market will destabilize the real economy. NEWSBTC

Chairman of Interactive Brokers, Thomas Peterffy, has voiced concerns about the plan to launch a Bitcoin Futures contract. According to their CEO, Terry Duffy, the CME Group intends to offer the listing as early as the second week in December. However, Peterffy is worried about the implications of a crypto-based Futures market. For him, the violent swings associated with digital currencies and assets could spell disaster for investors, as well as the economy as a whole.

Interactive Brokers are themselves a CME clearing member and through an open letter dated November 14, 2017, they requested that the Commission require that any clearing organisation that wishes to clear any cryptocurrency or derivative of a cryptocurrency do so in a separate clearing system isolated from other products.

For Peterffy, there is no fundamental basis for valuation of cryptocurrencies and the volatility common within markets is cause for concern. He highlighted the lack of a mature, regulated and tested underlying market and declared that determining the amount of funds necessary to margin such a product is impossible. For him, drastic movements in price could affect many more than just a few unlucky traders:

a catastrophe in the cryptocurrency market that destabilizes a clearing organization will destabilize the real economy.

He continued:

If the Chicago Mercantile Exchange or any other clearing organization clears a cryptocurrency together with other products, then a large cryptocurrency price move that destabilizes members that clear cryptocurrencies will destabilize the clearing organization itself and its ability to satisfy its fundamental obligation to pay the winners and collect from the losers on the other products in the same clearing pool.

However, Peterffy and Interactive Brokers did suggest a way to mitigate the risk. They advocate keeping cryptocurrency derivatives entirely separate from other financial products. To protect the members of clearing organisations from the unique risks in clearing cryptocurrencies they should remain isolated.

Before signing off, Peterffy offered his and his companys support to help CME investigate and safeguard against such supposed dangers:

We would be happy to discuss this with you or to provide any further information at your convenience.

 

Image: ShutterStock

 

 

 

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09:29

Lightning Network, Explained Cointelegraph.com News

Did you just say not all transactions should be recorded on Blockchain?

09:15

Massive Hedge Fund Likely to Begin Trading Bitcoin Cointelegraph.com News

Here come the hedge funds; Man Group intent on gaining exposure to Bitcoin if all goes well with CMEs planned futures market.

08:58

Golix Exchange: Bitcoin Price Double in Zimbabwe NEWSBTC

Cryptocurrency seems to thrive in times of instability. Thats certainly the case right now in Zimbabwe. The price of a single Bitcoin surged to an unprecedented $13,500 on the countrys only crypto exchange, Golix, following news that troops from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces seized power in what is beginning to look like a coup. On the state broadcasting service, military leaders claimed that they had placed President Mugabe under house arrest.

Following Wednesdays developments, queues began to form outside banks in the capital city of Harare. The Independent report that some even slept in the streets to ensure first access to funds at the start of business. The rush on the banks coincided with greater demand for cryptocurrency, as is evidenced by todays BTC price on the Golix exchange. Quartz documented a large spread between bid and asks along with the huge premium on the cost of one Bitcoin compared with other major exchanges. Golixs trade coordinator, Yeukai Kusangaya offered an opinion into the recent spike in interest:

Interest in bitcoin has peaked as people cannot send money outside or pay for international transactions using formal banks. People have had to look for alternatives and bitcoin has been a useful solution which can be used to purchase goods on Amazon or to pay for vehicles from international suppliers and traders.

Thanks to the dire economic situation in Zimbabwe, its estimated that some 95% of the workforce is now jobless. In the vacuum left behind after the national currency was abandoned in 2009, most major currencies are accepted with dollars being preferred. This seems to be providing the ideal conditions for the adoption of Bitcoin.

However, the Golix exchange isnt the full picture. Since the Zimbabwean economy has been plagued by instability for the entire life of Bitcoin meaning banks are distrusted in the country, peer-to-peer trading seems to be favoured.

Interestingly, as Golix were trading at around $13,000/BTC, sellers on popular peer-to-peer trading website LocalBitcoins were offering a single Bitcoin for around $7,000 close to the current accepted price globally.

The most likely cause for the discrepancy between the two platforms prices is, according to Quartz, low liquidity. The publication report that Golix traded just 147 coins in the last 30 days. Of course, compared with other exchanges around this world, this is minuscule.

 

 

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08:56

Square Cash App Launches Bitcoin Trading Functions NEWSBTC

Some users of the Square Cash app were surprised this morning to discover that they could now buy and sell Bitcoin using the platform. For those unfamiliar with it, the app can be used to send payments between friends and family. They offer free, instant transactions in dollars, and now, the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin too.

Interestingly for a company who specialise in sending and receiving payments, theres no function to pay someone using Bitcoin yet. However, Tech Crunch report that there is an option to generate an address to receive payment. However, without an option to send a transaction in cryptocurrency, its redundant, for now at least.

Last year, Square Cash became the most downloaded financial application on both Android and Apple marketplaces. They overtook competitor Venmo and are likely to continue to outperform their rival thanks to their innovative crypto adoption.

A statement from Square themselves read:

Were always listening to our customers and weve found that they are interested in using the Cash App to buy Bitcoin. Were exploring how Square can make this experience faster and easier, and have rolled out this feature to a small number of Cash App customers. We believe cryptocurrency can greatly impact the ability of individuals to participate in the global financial system and were excited to learn more here.

In a recent interview with The Verge, the CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey, mentioned hed been asked multiple times about buying Bitcoin and was amazed by how mainstream the brand is. He went on to suggest that the younger generation are increasingly seeing Bitcoin as a preferable store of value to gold. Amusingly, he recalled hearing someone say, gold is a stupid rock.

For now, the Bitcoin buying and selling functions are only available to some Square Cash app users. Tech Crunch also note a few problems with the service that will likely be ironed out before a full launch of the additional features. Another issue is that users dont hold their own private keys. Instead, a Coinbase-like system of pooled wallets is supposedly being used. This may change in the future.

Despite its limited release and few teething issues, users of the platform seemed happy about the news. Several Tweeted their joy at the revelation earlier today. One stated:

since when can you buy bitcoin through @SquareCash?!

Another was equally thrilled:

OMG! Just noticed I can now invest in Bitcoin using my Cash app! I seriously think this is my most useful app.ever.

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08:31

Tezos Founders Hit With Second Class Action Suit CoinDesk

A second class action lawsuit has been filed against the founders of blockchain startup Tezos, alleging violation of U.S. securities law.

07:45

Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined CoinDesk

A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Group's plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month.

07:12

Siri for Crypto: a Chatbot That Helps With Trades and Transactions Cointelegraph.com News

A new crypto project is taking all the hassle out of trading with Artificial Intelligence.

06:30

Oman Blockchain Symposium Indicates Adoption Growth Cointelegraph.com News

Visited by government officials and industry insiders, the event featured keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and notably for the Blockchain world, several female speakers. Maria Jones, Cointelegraphs own ambassador was present at the Symposium providing us the opportunity to report on it in detail.

06:15

Fujitsu Eyes Cryptocurrency Trading With Cross-Blockchain Payments Tech CoinDesk

Japanese IT firm has unveiled a new payments technology designed to facilitate transactions between blockchains.

05:39

New Semi-Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange Navigates Murky Compliance Waters Bitcoin Magazine

New Semi-Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange Navigates Murky Compliance Waters

Tetra, a new entrant in the cryptocurrency exchange sector, describes itself as a semi-decentralized, peer-to-peer exchange with an emphasis on security and usability: Tetra will help create the next wave of cryptocoin adoption which will benefit all cryptocurrency users from investors to traders to businesses.

The term peer-to-peer exchange tends to suggest the idea of a strong emphasis on privacy and anonymity, as well as a certain level of disdain for Know-Your-Customer (KYC) rules, meddling regulators and authorities. According to Tetras blog post announcement, however, it appears that its approach is at odds with this philosophy:

Tetra understands the importance of practices like KYC and has devoted the resources necessary to implement these processes properly. Users will be able to trade safely with the comfort of knowing that due diligence has been enacted to protect them from potential repercussions.

You may have heard the terrifying accounts of people receiving prison sentences for trading cryptocurrencies on peer-to-peer exchanges, adds the main Tetra website. With Tetra, that is a thing of the past. Route your payments through our fully compliant banking network for a legally sound trading process. We're relieving traders of the burden of obtaining expensive licenses and adhering to cumbersome regulations in order to allow people to focus on what matters: their trades.

While this sounds appealing to compliance-conscious cryptocurrency users and traders, the self-description of Tetra as a semi-decentralized P2P raises questions. In a Reddit discussion, a Tetra representative admits that Tetra is a centralized service, but states that the exchange operates using a decentralized transaction model so that the operators never have control over users coins directly, and thus hackers do not have access to users coins.

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05:01

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them "IndyWatch Feed World"

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As the transition towards a blockchain based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay relevant. In an attempt to boost their credibility, analysts at Deutsche Bank are finally admitting that state-run fiat currencies are becoming obsolete. For years, blockchain entrepreneurs and other critics of central banking have been branded either conspiracy theorists or criminals. But recently, those controversial opinions about the inevitable changes coming to the worlds financial system are being echoed by mainstream pundits.

Deutsche Banks top strategist, Jim Reid, recently articulated a view on the economy that is shared by many but rarely talked about:

Central banks and governments which have dined out on the 35 year secular, structural decline in inflation are not able to prevent it rising as raising interest rates to suitable levels would risk serious economic contraction given the huge debt burden economies face. As such they are forced to prioritise low interest rates and nominal growth over inflation control which could herald in the beginning of the end of the global fiat currency system that begun with the abandonment of Bretton Woods back in 1971.

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The most surprising part came when he acknowledged the crucial role cryptocurrencies may play in the move away from unbacked paper money.

Although the current speculative interest in cryptocurrencies is more to do with blockchain technology than a loss of faith in paper money, at some point there will likely be some median of exchange that becomes more universal and a competitor of paper money.

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The peoples...

04:56

Loci Announces Whitelist Registration NEWSBTC

November 15, 2017, Reston, Virginia  Leader in DIY patent research, Loci, announces that their whitelist registration for their upcoming token sale is now open.  The Loci Token Sale is scheduled from December 6-31, 2017. The exclusive first round of the token sale will take place December 6-8, 2017 and is only available to those who have pre-registered on the whitelist. The whitelist registration secures a spot to purchase Locis native LOCIcoin utilitarian tokens.  LOCIcoin tokens fuel InnVenn, a blockchain integrated platform for intellectual property discovery and mining. The LOCIcoin tokens can be used for staking inventions on the blockchain and for the buying and selling of IP assets.

Loci recently implemented updates to their token structure and distribution strategy.  Upon listening to the requests of InnVenn community members, Loci will now make up to 50% of all LOCIcoin will be available to the launch supporters, an increase from their original 35% release.  Hard capped at $19 million, Loci plans to use the funds from the token sale for marketing and continuing operations.

Loci has also employed a token sale referral program.  The referral program gives a 5% bonus to the referring party of the total amount purchased by the referred party for those who sign up through referral links.  For more information on the token sale, visit Locis website.

For media inquiries, please contact Jesse Lucas at Melrose PR Jesse(at)melrosepr(dot)com or call (310) 260-7901.

About Loci
Loci, a leader in DIY patent research, is built on patented technology nearly a decade in the making. Loci is applying its search engine to a decentralized database for patent research, discovery, and licensing. The company uses a combination of intuitive user interfaces, machine learning, and blockchain technology to optimize this process. Locis token sale will begin on December 6th. For more information, please refer to the whitepaper or join Locis Telegram.

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04:44

Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Crossover NEWSBTC

So thats another day done for our bitcoin price trading efforts and yet again weve seen an incredible amount of volatility hit the charts as price has matured towards the daily close. Were seeing an awful lot of this sort of action of late breakout, run, consolidation type stuff and this has made for some pretty great trading conditions so far this week. Were now heading into the close of the European session and weve got the US late afternoon (as well as the Europe-US crossover) right ahead of us. What we would love to see is some more of the sort of action outlined above.

This will allow us to enter the latter half of the week in a real strong position and should make closing out the week for a net gain relatively simple.

So, with this in mind, lets get some levels outlined that we can use to take advantage of price action id we see the type of movement we are looking for. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets if and when things move.

The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session this evening comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7150 and resistance to the upside at 7217. We are going to look at jumping in long on a close above resistance, with an initial upside take profit target placed at 7265. Conversely, if we get a close below support, well jump in short towards a downside target of 7080.

Lets see what happens.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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04:33

Bitcoin climbs to $13,500 in Zimbabwe following news of military coup and currency shortages "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Bitcoin is trading at $13,500 in Zimbabwe, at almost double the value of the cryptocurrency on international exchanges. Demand for bitcoin has surged dramatically in the cash-strapped African country after the military seized power on Wednesday. According to the local exchange Golix, the price of bitcoin has risen almost 10 percent in Zimbabwe on news of the coup. The country also faces serious shortages of hard currency. Zimbabwe hasn't had its own currency since 2009 when hyperinflation wiped out the local dollar. In 2008, the central bank printed a 100 trillion note, and inflation topped 500 billion percent. Since then, Zimbabwe has been using the US dollar and South African rand, among other currencies.

04:14

Bitcoin Is Back Above $7K, Bitcoin Cash Slumps Cointelegraph.com News

After a rocky weekend for BTC because of the Bitcoin Cash SegWit2X debacle, it appears that Bitcoin is back, settling over $7K, and BCH is slumping back toward $1K.

04:10

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Faces Extradition Hearing Next Month CoinDesk

An alleged money laundered tied to the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing next month.

03:10

Wealth Manager Canaccord: ICOs Could Become Commonplace CoinDesk

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) could one day come to be seen as similar to inital public offerings (IPOs), according to a new report.

02:57

Its Not Bitcoin Classic, Or Bitcoin Cash. Its Bitcoin Clashic! Cointelegraph.com News

Welcome to the future of moneyBitcoin Clashic. No use cases, no services, no projects and no walletsbut nevertheless the future of money.

02:41

Software Firm SAP Accepts 27 New Members To Its Blockchain Program Cointelegraph.com News

The new members of the initiative were announced at the SAP TechEd event in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 14, 2017. The program aims to integrate Blockchain technology into the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturing and digital supply chain solutions through the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service.

02:29

Zen Protocol Advances Smart Contracts for Financial Services Bitcoin Magazine

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Shunry Suzuki, the St Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, once remarked that, "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."

In many ways, this aphorism captures the entrepreneurial tenor of todays emerging world of blockchain technology, as startup companies seek to address critical issues facing the distributed ledger space.  

Many would agree that todays financial systems are fraught with centralization, complexity and barriers to access. While established businesses and individuals in this market can manage the paperwork and bureaucracy, many still find these barriers to participation too challenging to overcome.  

As a result, potential trades and deals are lost, as these financial participants, trying to get limited access to the system, turn to intermediaries. These participants are, therefore, unable to issue assets or even to trade in some asset classes.  

Zen Protocol, a smart contract company headquartered in Tel Aviv, is on a quest to change this trajectory, by making secure, peer-to-peer finance possible on a customized, public blockchain, removing the need for intermediaries such as banks and brokers.  

Zens approach allows anyone, anytime, anywhere to create and trade financial products on a secure platform a Proof-of-Work blockchain protocol. Its here where an open marketplace for options, futures, digital currencies and a myriad of other financial instruments are offered to consumers who would otherwise be left without the ability to participate. 

Zen Protocol, in many respects, can be viewed as an alternative to Ethereum, Bitcoins main market competitor. Zens main value proposition is the creation of a blockchain that mitigates some of the pesky issues that have adversely impacted Ethereum, while simultaneously running parallel to the Bitcoin blockchain. 

By way of example, one problem users on the Ethereum blockchain face is running out of gas. This means that transactions on its network often fizzle out, requiring that whatever currency paid to a user be returned to them. In other words, because there wasnt enough energy to complete their transaction, it was canceled. Unfortunately, the fee for running this transaction still has to be paid.

Zen addresses this issue through proven resource bounds: a protocol for attaching to each contract a proof of how long it takes to run. This completely removes the need to monitor gas.

Key here is that smart contracts wont allow a transaction to be sent without knowing how much computation it uses. This one feature alone makes Zen a noteworthy alternative to Ethereum and other smart contract platfo...

02:05

Parity Team Publishes Postmortem on $160 Million Ether Freeze CoinDesk

Parity has released new details on how a critical code flaw resulted in the freezing of $160 million worth of ether.

02:00

Crypto-CoinZ is a New Profit Comparison Calculator and Cryptocoin Network Stats Website Crypto Mining Blog

Crypto-CoinZ.net is a new specialized crypto portal for miners and crypto enthusiasts. They provide a multi coin / multi algorithm profits comparison calculator that includes every Equihash and NeoScrypt based crypto currencies, as well as several X11, Xevan, Tribus, Lyra2Z and Skunkhash altcoins. Bitcoin Gold has also been included in there with the service claiming it to be the first profit calculator for the new coin out there and miners are able to see what they are making in mining profits.

The mining calculators have a built-in functionality to directly select the type and the number of AMD or Nvidia video cards and to automatically get the corresponding hashrate needed for the profitability calculations. The information in the video cards list with Hash to Power used has been compiled with the help of multiple pools and miners and provides values for every Nvidia video card going back to the GTX 7XX series and for most of the more recent AMD video cards as well.

One feature that sets apart this mining profitability calculator service is that with every calculation the users can see links to the coins official website, block explorer and recommended mining pools. The recommended pools list provides in one place the location of the pools and their mining fee, so miners can choose which pool will fit them best and go there directly after finding a new profitable coin to switch to.

The team behind the website has also recently started sharing technical crypto guides on interesting topics and a hardware repair section, which can be really useful for everyone who wants to restore their old mining cards back to glory for instance. The site is also provides monitoring of the Network Hashrate and Difficulty for all of the coins present in the calculator, allowing miners to check the last 90 days of the performance of the network.

For more details and to check out the Crypto-CoinZ mining calculator website

01:36

WAX Token Sale Set to Disrupt the $50 Bln Virtual Asset Trading Industry Cointelegraph.com News

Many experts agree that this could well be the last big sale of 2017. What makes WAX so special in todays cluttered and noisy token sale market? A number of things, but most importantly -- the industry in which it operates. WAX is ready to disrupt one of the most lucrative markets in the world.

01:30

Prudential, StarHub to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform In Singapore CoinDesk

Insurance giant Prudential has partnered with Singapore telco StarHub to launch a new blockchain-based digital trade platform for enterprises.

01:10

Why Financial Regulators Should Study Cryptocurrencies? Cointelegraph.com News

Why financial regulators should study cryptocurrencies? Check up a few opinions from Asia.

01:00

London Block Exchange Announces new Cryptocurrency Debit Card NEWSBTC

More competition in the world of cryptocurrency debit cards is never a bad thing. Although there are a dozen of different cards already, London Block Exchange claims they offer something unique. The Visa card is mainly designed for Bitcoin users, although other virtual currencies are supported as well. The goal is to launch this card within a few weeks from now. A pretty ambitious goal for a company virtually no one has heard of until now.

London Block Exchange is a UK-based company. The website was only launched a few days ago as well. It is rather interesting to see then offer a cryptocurrency debit card already. Very few people even knew this company existed, let alone they have a Visa partnership. More specifically, the company will let users convert to Bitcoin and altcoin holdings to pounds as a way to spend money. This business model is not unique to this company, mind you, as several others have tried and tested it already. There is always room for more competition in this industry, though.

Yet Another Cryptocurrency Debit Card Provider

The card is known as the Dragoncard. It is merely designed to counter some consumer criticisms of Bitcoin. Unlike what most people think, BTC is a currency and not just a commodity. Using a debit card is a backward way to spend Bitcoin, though. Until more merchants accept BC, there is very little that can be done. There will be a 0.5$ fee for using the Dragoncard, though. This is on par with most other companies active in the cryptocurrency debit card scene right now.

For the time being, it remains unclear if the card has any other costs. Most companies charge a fee for issuing the card in physical form. London Block Exchange is not just focusing their attention on a debit card, though. Instead, they also have a digital wallet app and a cryptocurrency exchange. All of these features have yet to be unveiled to the public, though. For now, the launch is scheduled for December 2017, although things may still change. Issuing such a card is not as easy as it sounds.

Given how new this company is and its lack of reputation, it remains to be seen if this offer is genuine. There are a lot of members of the team, although a website itself doesnt mean anything these days.  Always be wary when new ventures like this come along. Especially if they involve relatively unknown companies which have...

00:53

B2BX Summed up the Interim Results of the ICO NEWSBTC

The ICO started on October 2 and will last until November 17th. The soft cap is 5 million euros.

To date, 4 days before the end of the ICO, more than 7 million euros has been raised to further develop the project. More than 2,700 people have joined.

During the ICO, 19 licensed broker companies and cryptocurrency exchanges have already become our clients. Full list: Awadh International, Ya Markets, Alpha Broker, MoneyPlant, Grand Capital, Tradesmarter Yoni, STForex, STPF, Pruton Market company, TIORA, Ester Holding, NextGen, Strato Forex, Lionheart Prime, FX PRO, Teknoloji Anonim Sirketi, ARVIS CAPITAL LIMITED, XM, BTC24. Aggregation with 4 exchanges: Kraken, Poloniex, Bittrex, xBTCe. Moreover, negotiations with several other platforms are underway.

Complete integration with Prime XM, One Zero, Metatrader 5, Metatrader 4 has been made.

Documents for the first license have been submitted. This is a crypto-processing license, EMI. We are now preparing the documents for the Japanese license and the UK license.

During the three months of the ICO, we have participated in and performed at 50 topical events! The plan for the upcoming events is already published in social networks.

At present, the team consists of more than 40 people. They are programmers, lawyers, marketers, salesmen.

The ICO rating rated our project as stable +.

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00:30

You Want Democracy? Try a Hard Fork CoinDesk

The mere option of forking not only empowers cryptocurrency users when they leave a project, but also when they stay, writes Taylor Pearson.

Wednesday, 15 November

23:40

Buyer Beware: Cryptocurrency Pump and Dump Schemes Coordinated In Telegram Cointelegraph.com News

The Russian app Telegram has a number of channels with thousands of followers dedicated to pump and dump schemes in order to take money from unsuspecting buyers who follow the jump.

23:39

Blockchain Digital Identification in Canada Coming in 2018 Cointelegraph.com News

Canada is pioneering a Blockchain based identity storage solution that allows consumers to have complete control over who accesses their private information.

23:30

Code Name Babylon: Cobalt Is Spinning Off a New Blockchain Subsidiary CoinDesk

Distributed ledger startup Cobalt is seeking to spin off part of its technology in a bid to win ground in a wider variety of enterprise use cases.

23:29

Singaporeans Turn to Bitcoin Mining, Phenomenal Increase in Mining Rig Sales Cointelegraph.com News

One Singapore-based mining rig manufacturer reports a sharp increase in sales in recent months as the demand for cryptocurrency mining computers has increased to more than 100 rigs per month as of November 2017 from about 15 in July.

23:18

Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues Guidelines on ICOs Cointelegraph.com News

Digital tokens sold through the Blockchain-based ICOs could be considered as securities under certain conditions based on the provisions of the countrys Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act.

23:00

Latin American Exchange SurBTC Now Supports Bitcoin Cash NEWSBTC

Cryptocurrency exchanges are a vital part of the ecosystem. Even though they are also a weak point, it is a necessary evil for the time being. Over in Argentina, cryptocurrency has quickly become a lot more popular for obvious reasons.  More specifically, the liquidity these exchanges provide is of great value to customers. SurBTC is one of the biggest exchanges in Latin America right now. They recently added Bitcoin Cash support, which is a rather surprising decision.  

Many cryptocurrency exchanges support BCH these days. There is enough liquidity to sustain the whole world. However, not every exchange can be used by people all over the world either. In most cases, the demand for a local exchange platform is rather large. With native currency support, a lot of users will show an interesting in these projects. SurBTC has successfully made a name for itself in this regard. Even though most Latin American currencies arent worth much, they can still be exchanged for Bitcoin. Or Bitcoin Cash, by the look of things.

Bitcoin Cash Comes to SurBTC

This latter addition comes at a very interesting time. We have seen the price of Bitcoin Cash surge to new heights last week. It is only normal demand for this altcoin is on the rise as well. This is especially true in Argentina right now, where financial hardship is the new norm. Consumers need access to more money and cryptocurrency provides them with exactly that. That is, assuming they can gain access to proper cryptocurrencies which can be traded for profit on a regular basis. Right now, Bitcoin Cash seems to fit this bill quite nicely.

While this addition is significant, SurBTC is not the most liquid exchange. They support Bitcoin and Ethereum as of right now, with Bitcoin Cash added, but not visible on Coinmarketcap yet. Even the Bitcoin trading markets generate under $250,000 each these days. Surprisingly, they value Bitcoin at $7,310.86 in one fiat market. It will be interesting to see how they value Bitcoin Cash in its current state. It is good to see more liquidity for this altcoin in general, though.

One thing that is unclear is why the decision was made. It is possible customers demand this altcoin. At the same time, the company may have decided to add it themselves. Either way, the Bit...

22:54

UK Financial Authority Warns Investors Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives Cointelegraph.com News

In a statement posted on its website in mid-November 2017, the FCA issued its warning to investors against investing in crypto-based CFDs due to several risks that they could face. Among the risks are price volatility, leverage, charges and funding costs and price transparency.

22:45

Turning Tide? Bitcoin Tops $7,000 As Price Pushes Up CoinDesk

Analysis of the bitcoin price charts suggests the tide is slowly turning in favor of the bulls, although $7,000 could be a stumbling block.

22:44

DBS Bank Has Its Own Kodak Moment With Bitcoin Cointelegraph.com News

There has been another call of Ponzi Scheme by a large bank leveled at Bitcoin, but should it sort out transactions, and scaling, then it could become useful for them. Bitcoin transactions are incredibly expensive and all the fees are hidden through the crypto-mechanisms": David Gledhill of DBS, one of Asia's largest banks.

22:37

OKCoin Sells Bitcoin For $15k In Apparent Error, Goes Offline Cointelegraph.com News

Strange events are occurring at Chinese exchange OKCoin, which has since gone offline.

22:00

Square's Cash App Pilots Bitcoin Buying and Selling CoinDesk

Some users of Square's Cash App have quietly been given the option to buy or sell bitcoin within their accounts, according to reports.

21:35

Bitcoin Price Watch; Getting Straight To It NEWSBTC

We are heading into the middle of the week and it is time to take the first of our twice-daily looks at the bitcoin price in an attempt to cobble together a strategy that we can use to try and draw a profit from the market if and when we see any volatility going forward.

Normally, we take a look at what happened overnight so as to garner a bit of insight into how price brought us to where things stand. Right now, however, things are moving pretty fast, so we arent going to waste any time going over previous action. Instead, because we dont want to miss a trade, we are going to jump right into our analysis and get some key levels in place straight away.

So, with this noted, lets kick things off for the session today. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 6886 and resistance to the upside at 6950.

We are going to stick with our breakout strategy, so we will put our intrarange approach on the back burner for the time being.

Looking to the upside and to our first potential entry, we will jump in long towards an immediate upside target of 7000 flat if we see a break above resistance. A stop loss on the trade at 6935 looks good from a risk management perspective.

Looking south, if we get a close below support, we will jump in short towards a downside target of 6830. Again we need a stop loss on this one and somewhere in the region of 6900 looks like it should do the job.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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21:34

Bitcoin Eyes $7k As Square Tests Bitcoin Payments Cointelegraph.com News

More good news for Bitcoin as Square increases adoption with in-app payments.

21:21

Brazilian Central Bank Ramps Up Blockchain R&D Efforts Cointelegraph.com News

The central bank is reportedly building with just about every Blockchain platform it can get its hands on. The platforms are Ethereum, JP Morgans Quorum, Hyperledger Fabric and R3s newly launched Corda 1.0.

21:11

Central Bank of Iran Plans Comprehensive Review of Cryptocurrency Policy Cointelegraph.com News

In a press conference in mid-November 2017, Central Bank of Iran Deputy Director of New Technologies, Naser Hakimi, announced that the central bank is studying Bitcoin and planning to examine its policies about digital currencies.

21:00

Oslo Bitcoin Meetup Renames to Bitcoin Cash Meetup NEWSBTC

An interesting shift from Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash is taking place as we speak. In Oslo, one of the Meetup groups is ditching Bitcoin altogether. The name has even been rebranded to Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup starting a few days ago. This is a rather interesting development, although we will see more of these in the future. The battle lines between BTC and BCH are becoming more clear than ever before. How all of this will play out in the long run, remains a mystery.

It is not uncommon for Meetup groups to change their name. In this particular case, dropping the Bitcoin name is pretty interesting. Although this name was used for three years, the time has come to change things up a bit. The owner of this group is a clear Bitcoin Cash supporter. In his opinion, it may even become the new Bitcoin in the long run. It promises fast, cheap, and reliable transactions.

Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup is now a Thing

Bitcoin itself is struggling in all three departments as we speak. It isnt all that fast, the fees are too high, and reliability can be an issue. It remains to be seen if BCH will fare better in this regard, though. So far, the network has not been without flaws and hiccups either. Competition can be a good thing to create a better and stronger Bitcoin in the end, though. This particular group of people will follow the Bitcoin Cash path and not look back on Bitcoin itself.

It is important to note the Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup will still use the same model. It is open to anyone, there will be regular events, and freedom of speech is the top priority. A new fundraiser has been launched focusing on BCH solely for free beer. Anyone who donates 0.1 BCH or more can get a shout out from the organizers as well. It is an interesting time for a change, but the decision can easily be justified.

The bigger question is how users will respond to this change. The Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup group has quite a few members. So far, only one negative response has been recorded, which is to be expected. Whether or not all 681 members will appreciate this new direction, remains to be determined. It is good to see some of these changes come t...

21:00

SecureKey Taps IBM Blockchain for Digital Identity System Launch CoinDesk

Canadian startup SecureKey has revealed it will soon launch an ID verification system built with IBM Blockchain.

20:40

CME Groups Regulated Futures Market May Enable Retail Giants to Accept Bitcoin Cointelegraph.com News

Mega-retailers have long been concerned about the risk of dealing with Bitcoin. Now that a regulated futures market is about to emerge, they can mitigate those risks.

20:24

Ukrainian Top Lawmaker Wants to Exempt Crypto Income and Profits from Taxation Cointelegraph.com News

If a recently filed bill goes past the parliament, digital currency incomes and profits in Ukraine will be exempted from taxation, including those from buying, selling, transacting and mining operations.

20:01

How a Coin Makes it to an Exchange, Starting From Bottom Cointelegraph.com News

With the boom if ICOs and altcoins, as well as the numerous forks, it is a real game of Russian roulette for exchanges to decide on what coins to offer.

20:00

'Shitshow' to Success? Bitcoin Gold's Launch Has Been Anything But Smooth CoinDesk

Following user confusion and controversy, many in the bitcoin gold community, including developers, think the new cryptocurrency is running smoothly.

19:38

North Korean Hackers Attack Cryptocurrency Users And Service Providers Cointelegraph.com News

Based on its latest report as of mid-November 2017, KISA has monitored a 370% increase in malware attacks in 2017 as compared from the figures in 2016.

19:10

Blockchain Advocacy Group Launched in Wyoming CoinDesk

The Wyoming Blockchain Coalition launched on Tuesday, aiming to boost adoption of the technology in the Equality State.

19:00

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD to Break Higher? NEWSBTC

Key Highlights

  • Ethereum classic price started an upside move from the $14.50 swing low against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major contracting triangle pattern forming with resistance at $18.00 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair might break the $18.00 resistance and attempt further gains in the near term.

Ethereum classic price is slowly gaining pace against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD needs to break $18.00 to initiate a new leg higher.

Ethereum Classic Price Resistance

After a major decline towards $14.50, ETC price found support against the US Dollar. The price started an upside move and was able to move above the $16.00 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded close to the $20.00 handle and formed a high at 19.25. It is currently correcting lower and moved below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $14.50 low to $19.25 high.

However, the downside move was protected by the $16.50 support and the 100 hourly SMA. Moreover, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $14.50 low to $19.25 high also prevented declines. It seems like the price is consolidating above $16.00 and the 100 hourly SMA. There is a major contracting triangle pattern forming with resistance at $18.00 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair. The pair needs to settle above the $18.00 resistance to gain further momentum in the near term.

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC USD

On the upside, the next resistance could be near $19.50-20.00. On the downside, an initial support is at $17.00. However, the most important support is near $16.00 and the 100 hourly SMA. The pair has to remain above $16.00 if it has to move above $18.00.

Hourly MACD The MACD for ETC/USD is almost flat in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI for ETC/USD is currently well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $16.00

Major Resistance Level $18.00

 

Charts courtesy ...

18:32

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 15, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 15 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 15 Nov. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Nov. 14 2017 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net712-770-4016 pin123456#

1. This morning Nov. 14 around 11:00 am EST the authority to put out Iraq's new rate on the Dinar was given to the CBI. Iraq would be putting out that actual rate at any moment. Iraq needed to because they would be inducted into the World Trade Organization on Friday Nov. 17. Celebrations were scheduled to begin tomorrow Nov. 15.

2. The Dinar and Zim were still being traded on the international market, causing the rates to go up.

3. Banks and Call Centers were ready and activated so they could begin exchanges when the 800# came out.

4. Trump arrived in Hawaii today Nov. 14, and then flew to Washington DC tonight.

5. We should have announcements some time around 11:00 am tomorrow Nov. 14. Bruce does not believe those announcements included that we had a gold/asset backed dollar.

6. At 2 pm EST last Sunday Nov. 12 Bitcoin became gold backed.

B. Nov. 14 2017 1:31 pm EST GCE Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for November 14, 2017 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/

1. There was no sign of a currency release yet...

18:30

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis November 15 2017 NEWSBTC

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

ETH/USD

Ethereum continues to chop around in a slow upward grind against the US dollar, as we have found the $330 level to cause a bit of trouble. However, I think we will continue to see buyers underneath so its likely that the market continues to rally from here, perhaps offering an opportunity to get involved to the upside as we continue to reach towards the $350 level above.

ETH/BTC

Ethereum also has been rallying against Bitcoin, and looks likely to continue to do so, at least until we reach towards the 0.055 level. Pullbacks of this point should be supported at the 0.046 level, but if we break down below there, we should resume the longer-term downtrend. At best, this is a short-term buying opportunity.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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18:03

Dutch Financial Regulator Warns Investing in Initial Coin Offerings Very Risky Cointelegraph.com News

In his statement, AFM chairperson Merel van Vroonhoven said that there is great promise shown by Blockchain technology for financial services applications but there is also high risk of scams and loss of investments in ICOs.

18:00

UK Hedge Fund Man Group Mulls Bitcoin Futures Offering CoinDesk

British hedge fund Man Group's CEO Luke Ellis told Reuters Tuesday that the company would add bitcoin to its investment portfolio.

17:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Forming Breakout Pattern NEWSBTC

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price is placed nicely above the $0.2000 handle against the US Dollar and eyes further gains.
  • There is a contracting triangle forming with support at $0.2040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The price is holding the bullish bias and it might attempt an upside break above $0.2100.

Ripple price remains in the bullish zone against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD needs to gather pace above $0.2100 for more gains.

Ripple Price Trend

There were decent gains in Ripple price this week above $0.2000 against the US Dollar. The price is currently placed well in the bullish zone and looks set to break the $0.2100 level sooner or later. It corrected nicely from the $0.1900 swing low and also moved above the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last leg down from the $0.2240 high to $0.1898 low.

However, the price seems to be finding sellers near the $0.2080 and $0.2100 levels. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last leg down from the $0.2240 high to $0.1898 low is preventing further upsides. At present, the price is above the 100 hourly simple moving average and $0.2000. However, it has to move above the $0.2100 level for further gains. Moreover, there is a contracting triangle forming with support at $0.2040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

A break above the contracting triangle resistance at $0.2100 would open the doors for more gains. The next stop for buyers could be near $0.2200. On the downside, the $0.2040 level is a major support area. Below $0.2040, the next major support is near the $0.2000 handle.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is currently struggling to move into the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is currently heading higher and is above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $0.2040

Major Resistance Level $0.2100

 

Charts courtesy ...

17:30

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis November 15 2017 NEWSBTC

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

DASH/USD

DASH continues to go sideways, just above the $400 level. There is a lot of support just below, but I think the market may drift slightly lower to pick up momentum. That would be expected, because we have recently broken out over significant resistance. I suspect the $375 level is an area that will attract a lot of attention, as $350 will most certainly do as well.

LTC/USD

Litecoin continues to grind sideways near the $61 level, trying to break above the $62 level. I think at this point, the $58 level underneath his support, so if we can stay above there, this should continue to be a buy on the dips opportunity to build up a larger position. A breakdown below $58 probably sends this market down to the $52 level.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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16:58

BITCOIN ALTERNATIVES DASH AND MONERO ARE IN A POLE POSITION TO GAIN NEWSBTC

Bitcoin alternatives DASH and Monero is expected to test last weeks high now that both technical and fundamental set ups favor them. While there was an update for DASH, Monero is considered secure and scalable and both should benefit from BTC legacy capital outflows. On the other hand NEO and NEM are at the early stages of a bull run and should appreciate in due course.

Lets look at the charts:

NEM RESTRICTED TO A $0.02 TRADE RANGE

alt coin NEM Daily chartNEMUSD Daily Chart for November 15, 2017

To say the least, yesterdays NEM price action was tepid and oscillating around the 20 period MA and the main resistance line at $0.20.

Alt coin NEM trading chart also shows that the trading range was $0.02 with NEM closing above the 20 period MA. Of course as we can see, there is consistent bull pressure after that over-extension on November 2.

If bulls manage to close strongly above the 20 period MA today, NEM will probably retest the main resistance trend line at $0.22. However, if it reverses bears would still be in charge.

BITCOIN ALTERNATIVE DASH RECOVERS AND TREND HIGHER

Bitcoin alternatives DASH Daily chartDASHUSD Daily Chart for November 15, 2017

According to our trade plan, DASH correction lower paused at the buy zone and by close of day, long lower wicks had formed.

This pointed to bull pressure and as momentum continues to swing higher, DASH bulls should be long in lower ti...

16:48

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis November 15 2017 NEWSBTC

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

BTC/USD

Bitcoin has been relatively quiet during the Tuesday session, as we continue to hover just above the 6500 level. The market looks likely to find a bit of support in this area, but with the stochastic oscillator crossing at the 80 level, I am a bit hesitant in the short term. I need to see a break above the 6800 level to start buying, which at that point I think 7000 becomes the next resistance barrier. Otherwise, a pullback from here should have people interested again near the 6200 level.

BTC/JPY

Bitcoin also rolled over a little bit against the Japanese yen, as we are oversold in the stochastic oscillator also. I think that 700,000 makes more sense for the buyers to return, as we are trying to build up a bit of confidence. 725,000 is also an area where we could find buyers, so any type of bounce in that region could be an opportunity to go long as well.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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16:00

Singapore's Central Bank Outlines When ICOs Are and Aren't Securities CoinDesk

Singapore Central Bank issued guide to digital token offerings providing general guidance on the application of securities laws administered by MAS.

16:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Eyeing Further Gains NEWSBTC

Key Highlights

  • ETH price traded higher recently and managed to move above $326 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $322 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price might continue to gain bullish momentum and it could even break $335 for more gains.

Ethereum price is eyeing more gains against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD remains buy on dips near the $322 and $320 levels.

Ethereum Price Trend

There was a decent start of an uptrend in ETH price as it managed to break the $320 level against the US Dollar. The upside move gained traction and the price was able to break the $326 resistance as well. A new weekly high was formed near $335.42 from where a minor correction is initiated. The price is currently trading near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $335.42 high.

However, there are many supports on the downside near $320. An initial support is around the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $335.42 high at $324.46. Below this last, there is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $322 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line support is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $335.42 high. As long as the price is above $320, it remains in an uptrend.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

There are chances of ETH retesting the $335 level. If buyers remain in control, it could even break the $340 level in the near term. On the downside, the $322 and $320 levels are decent supports and buy zones.

Hourly MACD The MACD is placed well in the bullish slope.

Hourly RSI The RSI is currently well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $320

Major Resistance Level $335

 

Charts courtesy SimpleFX

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16:00

Bitcoin Price Soars To $13,000 In Desperate Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Those awaiting cash transfers at a bank may wait a month to be cleared and, even then, the transfer may be refused. The Standard, Zimbabwes leading Sunday newspaper, ran an article at the time entitled, Black market thrives, as banks run dry.

15:08

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance NEWSBTC

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price attempted an upside move above $1400 against the US Dollar but failed to gain momentum.
  • This weeks highlighted major bearish trend line with resistance at $1300 is intact on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price has to move above $1300 and $1400 to gain upside momentum in the near term.

Bitcoin cash price is struggling to gain momentum above $1300 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD might gain pace if it closes above $1400.

Bitcoin Cash Price Upside Hurdle

Recently, there was a decent attempt by bitcoin cash price above the $1300 level against the US Dollar. However, the price failed to gain momentum above $1400 and declined again. There was an attempt to break this weeks highlighted major bearish trend line with current resistance at $1300 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The mentioned attempt failed since there was no break of the $1400 level.

The pair moved down and traded below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $1000 swing low to $1533 high. It seems like the price is struggling to gain pace above $1300 and the trend line resistance. A close above $1300, followed by $1400 is needed for further gains. On the downside, the $1200 support and the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $1000 swing low to $1533 high are decent buy zones.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

A break of the $1200 level could ignite a downside wave toward the $1050 level. If there are further declines, then $1000 might be tested. On the upside, a close above $1400 would take the price toward the $1650 level.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is mostly flat in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is currently well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1200

Major Resistance Level $1400

 

Charts courtesy Tra...

14:47

Virtual Currency Exchanges and US Customers Beware, IRS is Coming: Expert Blog Cointelegraph.com News

No, Bitcoin isnt anonymous enough to avoid the IRS. Also, taxes are even more complicated than you might think.

14:30

Bitcoin Bulletproofed: Wuille, Maxwell and More Propose Scalable Privacy Tech CoinDesk

A paper outlining "Bulletproofs" contends to cut the down the size of confidential transactions, a long-anticipated privacy technology for bitcoin.

14:08

Rigging Of The Block Chain ~ $300 Million Vanishes With A Click: U.S. Bitcoin Becoming More Isolated "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bitcoins meteoric rise [JP Morgan Involved] in price has been accompanied by a predictably parallel rise in the contorted lunacy we seem to witness in every irrational bubble, no matter what its origin. The Bitcoin bubble delusion has become so convincing to some people that they now believe Bitcoin is the new gold or better []

14:01

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/15/2017 New Record Highs in Sight? NEWSBTC

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price looks ready to resume its climb as it bounced off the area of interest and retracement level on its long-term chart.
  • Applying the Fibonacci extension tool shows the next upside targets.
  • Price is approaching the 38.2% extension just past the $7000 mark while technical indicators suggest uptrend continuation.

Bitcoin price is resuming its climb after finding support at an area of interest and setting its sights on the Fib extension levels.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the upside, which means that the rally is more likely to continue than to reverse. The gap between the moving averages is widening to reflect strengthening bullish momentum.

If this keeps up, bitcoin price could move up to the 38.2% extension past $7000 then to the 50% extension near the record highs and $8000 mark. The 61.8% extension is at $8642 then the 76.4% extension is at $9358. The full extension is all the way up to $10514.63.

Stochastic is just making its way out of the oversold region to reflect a return in bullish momentum. A bullish divergence can be seen as this oscillator made lower lows since mid-October while price had higher lows.

RSI has been on its way down but has turned back up to signal that bulls are eager to jump back in without even seeing oversold conditions. Both oscillators have plenty of room to climb so bitcoin price could follow suit.

Market Factors

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13:15

Indecisive Government Causes Bitcoin to Land in India's Supreme Court Cointelegraph.com News

Governments move slowly, and when they dont act quickly enough, it leaves a vacuum. Now Indias courts have to decide how to regulate Bitcoin.

09:59

Theres a New Nation in Space and You Can Apply for Citizenship Right Now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA)  The worlds very first space nation launched this week, but despite the fact that 300,000 members applied for citizenship over the last year, no people were on board.

The nation launched early Sunday from NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, CNET reported this week, as an Orbital ATK Antares rocket carrying a CubeSat named Asgardia-1.

The satellite is the size of a milk carton and called the Space Kingdom of Asgardia. The creators lauded the launch as establishing the first nation to have all of its territory in space, though no countries have acknowledged its statehood.

For now, the primary benefit of citizenship is being able to store data on Asgardia-1 while its in orbit. Even so, the satellite nation has terms and conditions and is subject to Austrian copyright law, so it is not free of earthly constraints.

In fact, the creators intend to bring human forms of governance to the new space nation, noting on their website the virtues of democracy and promoting parliamentary elections. They also have a proposed constitution and laws and intend to elect 12 cabinet ministers and a head of state.

Only those who support the constitution will have the right to upload data to the satellite. Asgardia will have taxes, though only businesses will be forced to contribute. Individual taxes will apparently be voluntary. The website explains that people can decide what amount of tax they would like to pay.

The country will also have passports, IDs, a national bank, business regulations, and a cryptocurrency called SOLAR.

According to Asgardias website, the nation was created with three top goals in mind: to ensure the peaceful use of space, to protect the Earth from space hazards, and to create a demilitarized and free scientific base of knowledge in space.

It also seeks to create a mirror of humanity in space, but without Earthly division into states, religions, and nations, though its unclear how it will be free of states by esta...

09:15

UK Finance Regulator Warns Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives CoinDesk

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority warned against investing in cryptocurrency-based contracts in a post published Tuesday.

08:58

New Blockchain VER-sion of FinTech Cointelegraph.com News

The already successful NAGA Group is putting their industry expertise onto the Blockchain in order to create an all-in-one platform for the industry.

08:54

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA)  As the transition towards a blockchain based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay relevant. In an attempt to boost their credibility, analysts at Deutsche Bank are finally admitting that state-run fiat currencies are becoming obsolete. For years, blockchain entrepreneurs and other critics of central banking have been branded either conspiracy theorists or criminals. But recently, those controversial opinions about the inevitable changes coming to the worlds financial system are being echoed by mainstream pundits.

Deutsche Banks top strategist, Jim Reid, recently articulated a view on the economy that is shared by many but rarely talked about:

Central banks and governments which have dined out on the 35 year secular, structural decline in inflation are not able to prevent it rising as raising interest rates to suitable levels would risk serious economic contraction given the huge debt burden economies face. As such they are forced to prioritise low interest rates and nominal growth over inflation control which could herald in the beginning of the end of the global fiat currency system that begun with the abandonment of Bretton Woods back in 1971.

cryptocurrencies

The most surprising part came when he acknowledged the crucial role cryptocurrencies may play in the move away from unbacked paper money.

Although the current speculative interest in cryptocurrencies is more to do with blockchain technology than a loss of faith in paper money, at some point there will likely be some median of exchange that becomes more universal and a competitor of paper money.

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07:09

Blockchain in Cyprus: Active Steps towards a New Economy NEWSBTC

For many years, Cyprus has been the Europe financial center due to the advantageous geographical location and beneficial taxing system with no double taxation. The country has never lacked talents: several educational establishments graduate specialists in economy and finance.

In 2013, the country suffered a debt crisis that paralyzed the Central Bank. In addition, the taxation on bank deposits was approved. These aspects lowered the republic position in the financial world. Nevertheless, such new technologies as cryptocurrencies and blockchain are warmly welcomed. Nowadays, Cyprus rides on a wave of decentralized economy. The country is attractive to blockchain startups and is likely to be among the pioneers of blockchain inclusion in the government control.

Cryptocurrency introduction as a reaction to the banking crisis

It is bitcoin that shown the existence of decentralized technologies to the majority of the Cypriots. The banking crisis in 2013 made people look for alternative ways of funds storage. In those days, bitcoin was steadily increasing, thus, more attractive compared to bank deposits. Currently, the Cypruss economy is stable but the number of traders and owners of digital currency doesnt decrease. That is another reason why the Cypriots have a positive stance on blockchain innovations: they understand how it works.

Blockchain infrastructure in the country

The Cyprian pearl is a unique educational establishment the University of Nicosia. Since 2013, its students can pay for studying with bitcoins. The University hosts student clubs for blockchain and cryptocurrencies enthusiasts as well as lectures on related topics. By the way, a scientific degree Master of Science in Digital Currency was approved here in 2014. Cyprus is where a cryptocurrency exchange Authenta Trade is located. It was purchased by a well-known American cryptocurrency investor Costas Inc. Currently, the exchange successfully operates and permits clients to conduct transactions both with digital and fiat currencies.

 Also, many blockchain startups and companies (local and foreign) that attract funds via ICO are registered namely in Cyprus. In 2017, a new player entered the market of the country a fintech startup Lykke. The company plans to offer a wide range of financial tools.

Programs and perspectives

As reported by Head of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (Cysec) Demetra Kalogerou in late October, the country is going to use blockchain in digital payments in the coming years. According to the expert, this revolutionary way would be a gateway to transfer assets to foreign exchanges. The regulation of companies that trade assets with cryptocurrencies has already been developed. The state authorities are actively investigating blockchain with the aim to find other potential advantages of the technology. What is more,...

06:57

Kaspersky Lab and Parity Technologies Launch Blockchain-Based Voting System Bitcoin Magazine

Kaspersky Lab and Parity Technologies Launch Blockchain-Based Voting System

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab unveiled Polys, a secure online voting system based on blockchain technology and backed with transparent crypto algorithms, at the companys annual Cybersecurity Weekend event in Dublin.

[Online] voting imposes extremely stringent requirements on the security of every aspect of voting, notes the Polys website. We believe that the blockchain technology is the missing link in the architecture of a viable online voting system.

In our Kaspersky Lab Business Incubator were supporting both internal and external teams in developing bright ideas and technologies, which can be implemented in various areas where safety and security are important, said Vartan Minasyan, Head of Investment and Innovation at Kaspersky Lab.

One such area is online voting and, when exploring the possible implementations of blockchain in particular, our team realized that this technology combined with the companys cybersecurity expertise could solve key problems related to the privacy, transparency and security of online voting. Were excited that we have been able to create a suitable environment for this internal innovation.

At the moment, Polys offers a free web-based dashboard to create an online vote with two options: majority vote, in which the option that gets the majority of votes wins, and cumulative vote, in which the voter has multiple votes that can be given to a single option or divided among several options. Cumulative voting is often used, for example, for committee elections where voters can support more than one candidate.

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06:30

BTC Trading for $12.5K In Zimbabwe Cointelegraph.com News

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is trading at a huge premium in Zimbabwe, where hyperinflation has left locals in need of a stable and usable currency.

06:20

Morgan Stanley Predicts 2018 Plunge in GPU Mining Sales CoinDesk

Cryptominers will likely purchase fewer graphics cards in 2018 as ethereum's hard forks make mining a less profitable exercise.

06:06

Adam Back: Bitcoin Block Size Increase in Mid-Term is Possible Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin Core development team has not been fundamentally opposed to on-chain bitcoin scaling

05:30

VIABET Launches Token Pre-Sale, Plans to Raise over $2M NEWSBTC

Gambling has come a long way. This year, online gambling is expected to generate $50.65 billion dollars and jump to $56.05 billion in 2018. Thats a lot of money. Just for comparisons sake, Disney generated $52.47 billion last year.

If youre an avid gamer, youve probably heard of the concept of provable fairness, decentralised gambling and something that has been the flavour of the year 0% edge gambling. Its no secret, blockchain is the future of online gambling, but have you ever heard of cloud-betting? Well, theres a first time for everything! A paradigm shift in the way we view online gambling is approaching.

Launch Your Own Games with VIABET

Have you ever been to a casino? They say the house always wins right? Well, what if there was an autonomous platform which allowed PLAYERS to launch their own casino games? Changes everything right? Ever wanted to create your own dice site? No problem! You can do that with VIABET.

VIABET acts as the technological launching pad that allows regular players as well as gaming companies to create and launch their own casino games. Similar to the way Ethereum created a world running on DApps. VIABET aims to create a transparent and incentivised platform which proves itself to the world by remapping the online gambling industry. The platform is powered by an Ethereum-based ERC20 protocol token called VIA (XVIA) guaranteeing absolute casino transparency.

What makes VIABET unique

 VIABET offers the worlds first cloud betting service. They believe that cloud betting is the evolution and the next logical step to decentralised, provably fair and 0% edge gambling casinos. The ability to create, launch and host your own casino games is something thats unheard of in the gambling world.

Verifying transactions over blockchain ensures that no single player holds an advantage at any stage of the gambling process. This provides greater resilience against fraud and prevents manipulation. Transactions on the blockchain are also transparent to others and are therefore verifiable.

The great thing about VIABET is that you set your own bankroll. You can even setup a game with $10 if you really wanted and earn interest with no risk. Theres actually multiple ways to become the house using the platform. You can have higher risk/reward depending on your preferences. You can launch multiple casino games. VIABET will do the marketing for you.

We use a double token system (DTS). VIA (XVIA) and Ed...

05:05

Top SEC Accountant Wants Auditor Eyes on Crypto CoinDesk

The SEC's chief accountant is taking distributed ledger technology seriously, exhorting other accountants to do the same.

04:59

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What Were Looking At Right Now NEWSBTC

We are closing in on the end of another day out of Europe in our bitcoin price trading efforts and the session today has brought with it plenty of action worth discussing. Things really started to move earlier on immediately subsequent to our publication of the first of our two bitcoin price pieces and we were able to jump in and out of the markets on a nice upside breakout trade on the volatility. Throughout the afternoon, things settled down a bit, but we are now seeing something of a return to the upside after a brief period of consolidation. The hope is that we will be able to take advantage of this return to the upside and get in on another upside breakout trade.

If it doesnt happen, however, its not too much of a big deal.

Were still in a position to keep things moving regardless of direction, so lets get some levels in place that we can use to push forward into the session today. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 6540 and resistance to the upside at 6618. We are going to stick with our standard breakout approach, for the time being, so we will look to jump in long on a close above resistance towards an immediate upside target of 6660. Conversely, if we get a close below support, well jump in short towards a downside target of 6500. Stop losses on both trades just the other side of the entry points on each will ensure that we are taken out of the trades in the event of a bias reversal.

Lets see what happens.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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04:51

HitBTC Has Added Bitcoin Gold (BTG) for Deposits and Trading Crypto Mining Blog

The first larger crypto currency exchange to enable support for deposits (address generation) as well as trading of the new Bitcoin Gold (BTG) fork is HitBTC. Trading markets for BTG are available for Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT, though the BTC market is the largest one with almost 2000 coins volume in no time. The current exchange rate of BTG is about 0.025 BTC per coin or about 150-160 USD, so lower than the initial trading before the actual Bitcoin Gold network went online. At the moment there are still not a lot of BTG coins available on the market due to the fact that most users still havent claimed their Bitcoin Gold coins they got for holding BTC in their wallets, so that can cause initial spike in price back to higher levels until more coins are available. Although the initial start of the BTG network was a bit slow and not without issues now things are apparently getting normalized and we should soon see more exchanges adding the asset for trading.

For more details about the HitBTC crypto exchange already trading Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

04:00

Russian Central Bank Official: ICOs Have 'Huge Potential' CoinDesk

A senior official at Russia's central bank said earlier today that he believes initial coin offerings could drive funding opportunities for startups.

03:19

Billionaire Investor Novogratz: Institutional Investors Will Soon Adopt Bitcoin Cointelegraph.com News

Millionaire Hedge Fund Legend and former Fortress Executive Mike Novogratz stated institutional investors are close to adopting Bitcoin.

03:03

Maximizing Sales with Micro Targeting: GATCOIN - Killer App for Retailers Cointelegraph.com News

Here is how a Blockchain startup aims to disrupt the massive online shopping industry

02:53

MadHives Mission to Restore Transparency and Fairness to Advertising Bitcoin Magazine

MAD


Digital technology should make the advertising business more efficient. But it has not at least not from the perspective of companies that place ads or the content publishers who sell ad space to them. Laden with middlemen and clouded by convoluted, proprietary ad placement platforms, the modern digital advertising industry faces serious challenges.


New Yorkbased MadHive is on a mission to solve them. Using blockchain technology and smart contracts, MadHive is constructing an ad tech platform, called the MAD Network, that reduces the power of the  middlemen in ad tech and brings buyers and sellers closer together.


At the same time, the MAD Network is designed to restore transparency to the ad tech industry. By recording information on the blockchain, encrypting it and making it available to advertisers with the requisite permissions, the MAD Network prevents fraud and ensures that advertisers can trace exactly how their money is being spent. Publishers can also sell data over the blockchain to help advertisers understand consumer behavior and plan ad campaigns more effectively.

The Problems With Advertising Today

Software tools can automate most of the work required to match an advertiser looking to place an ad with a publisher who has ad space to sell. However, the platforms that currently connect advertisers to publishers o...

02:45

Bitcoin Cash's New Combo: Bull Exhaustion With Limited Downside? CoinDesk

Bitcoin cash is up again, after record price highs last week, but are the bulls running out of steam?

02:42

Bitcoin Prices Stabilize, Wall Street Poised For December Futures Influx Cointelegraph.com News

CME Group has given a planned date for its Bitcoin futures - by mid-December, says its CEO.

02:30

Bitcoin is History Mike Maloney (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bitcoin is History Mike Maloney Video Bitcoin is monetary history in the making. But as Mike Maloney points out in this latest video, many of the investors in cryptocurrencies are new to the arena. Unfortunately, most have no idea...

The post Bitcoin is History Mike Maloney (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

02:24

Whats Mine Is Mine: China Spooks With Mining Legality Blunder Cointelegraph.com News

Conflicting information is coming from China about a sudden ban on Bitcoin mining.

02:19

Chinese Power Provider Denies Bitcoin Mining Ban CoinDesk

A state-owned electric utility in China is rebuffing rumors that bitcoin mining has been deemed illegal by the government.

02:18

Daily Digest 11/14 - Worries About Biomedical "Big Brother," How To Save Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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  • First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical Big Brother
  • Bitcoin Has a Massive Problem
  • Fewer International Students Are Coming To The U.S.
  • A Wide-Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the Agriculture Department
  • Scientists Shocked As Fisheries Collapse On West Coast: Its The Worst Weve Seen

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02:06

Pareto Network Partners with EndoTech to Distribute AI-Based Cryptocurrency Analysis NEWSBTC

San Francisco, CA, and Tel Aviv, IL,   The Pareto Network Ltd., a decentralized network that incentives unbiased financial information, announced today that it will be the exclusive distributor of content produced by EndoTech Ltd. related to cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused investments.

EndoTech is an Israeli company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems to provide guidance, trading ideas and news for the cryptocurrency space in an organized and filtered display. In over a decade within the financial sector, EndoTech has provided algorithms and guidance to over one hundred hedge funds in the US, Europe and Asia.

The two companies have been collaborating since June of this year.

We are excited about EndoTechs initiative to build out their quantitative infrastructure in the crypto asset space. This brings a wealth of dynamic and actionable content to Pareto Network participants, said Eric Lamison-White, Pareto Networks CEO.

EndoTech will supply actionable information on major coins, minor coins, moving coins, and more for market participants from institutional investors to individual traders. EndoTech content will encompass trading signals, portfolio allocations, and advisories and be delivered in a variety of formats from API feeds to analyst reports and video commentaries.

Pareto is a great distribution channel for EndoTech, said Dr. Anna Becker, CEO of EndoTech. It allows our actionable and high-end financial advice to reach serious cryptocurrency investors.

Analysis will be supported with proprietary databases and paired analytic tools, which will be available to Pareto token owners. Other Pareto content contributors will also have access to certain of EndoTechs proprietary data feeds.

Pareto and EndoTech leadership and development teams have defined a road-map of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) features that will serve needs of crypto asset investors including institutional funds. This map will be published by EndoTech in the coming weeks.

ABOUT PARETO NETWORK LTD

The Pareto Network is the first peer to peer financial content marketplace. It connects providers of financial information in the cryptocurrency space with investors, providing foresight into market inefficiencies and opportunities. Content creators can earn money by sharing financial information that benefits participants in the network. When Pareto token owners compensate content creators, their ranking goes up which gives them faster access to more actionable information.

For more information, visit Pareto.network.

ABOUT ENDOTECH LTD

EndoTech uses advanced data mining and AI/ML techniques proven in conventional financial markets to deliver information on tru...

01:30

SAP Adds 27 Members to Blockchain Innovation Program CoinDesk

German software giant SAP has announced the addition of 27 members to its blockchain initiative, including Deutsche Telekom and Benjamin Moore & Co.

01:15

Coinfirm, Leading Blockchain Regtech Company, Adds Citigroup, KPMG, Publicis Groupe and SAP veterans to the Advisory Board NEWSBTC

Coinfirm, one of the leading companies operating around AML/CTF compliance and regtech in the blockchain space announced it has added deeper strength and experience to its ranks. The list of established advisory board members, working with the company for 6 months now include:

  • Ruth Wandhofer, Global Managing Director at Citigroup, Regulatory, Market & Innovation Strategy.
  • Julian Johnson, former Global Head of Sales and Executive Vice President in top enterprise software businesses such as SAP, Oracle or Microsoft
  • Pawel Tomczuk, entrepreneur, and angel investor, founder of the largest strategic communications firm in Central Europe that was eventually sold to Publicis Groupe.

Also as of the beginning of November, Pawel Tomczuk, took the position as the Chairman of Coinfirm.

Among the new team members who joined Coinfirms advisory board are:

    • Lee Byrne a regulatory veteran, who serves  as the International AML Advisor
    • Harry Saito, former KPMG Executive Director and CEO of Tokyo International Consulting, who joins as Senior Advisor for Japan the market with the most advanced adoption of cryptocurrencies.

    Both of them have been working with the company as consultants for over 3 months before joining the advisory board.

Also, the team is joined by Ben Brophy, Delivery Director, and the former Head of the Innovation Hub at Royal Bank of Scotland and CEO of BlockLab, who advised organizations such as Euroclear on design, implementation, and launch of the blockchain based solution.

Each of the board members brings in unique insights into different layers of our organizations, which helps us to accelerate the process of becoming the global standard for AML in Cryptocurrencies, said Pawel Kuskowski, CEO, and Founder of Coinfirm.

As the Global MD of Regulatory and Market & Innovation at Citigroup, Ruth brings in over a decade of experience as a global executive at one of the worlds premier financial institutions. A leader in the regulatory space with particular knowledge and insight into blockchain applications, Ruth helps Coinfirm to accelerate the process of becoming the global standard for AML/CTF in the cryptocurrency space and speed up its adoption by regulators and financial institutions all over the world.

I am excited to support Coinfirm in the growing space of blockchain technology, where risk management, compliance and data analytics are the backbone for creating sound solutions and systems for the future. said Ruth Wandhofer about joining Coinfirms Advisory Board.

With 25 years experience in the technology market and executive roles at Oracle, Siebel, SAP, Microsoft, and Salesforce, Julian Johnson has implemented m...

01:02

How Bitcoin Cash Has Suddenly Become the Real Thing Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin Cash has suddenly ballooned over the weekend to new heights. What is the reason behind this?

00:53

How Close Did Bitcoin Get to Disastrous Chain Death Spiral Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin may have dropped only 30 percent in the recent Bitcoin Cash rally, but the actual worry was just how low the hash rate got

00:21

Brotherhood Using Deep Web to Open New Front in US "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Deep web

A former Egyptian government minister says the Muslim Brotherhood is using the deep web to raise funds for operations in the U.S. and possibly to purchase weapons. Thats according to the Egyptian weekly el-Fagr, which interviewed (Arabic link) former deputy interior minister Mohammad Nour el-Din.

El-Din said the Brotherhood uses those parts of the internet that dont appear in search engines (Google, etc.) to fundraise. Much of this effort is via Bitcoin, a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system.

The Muslim Brotherhood is fundraising on the deep web to create an Islamist front in the U.S.The Muslim Brotherhood is fundraising on the deep web to create an Islamist front in the U.S. (Image: Computer screenshot)

The former minister, who is a security expert, suggested the organization could well be purchasing rockets and mortars and hiring mercenaries via the deep web as well.

The newspaper item says the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to establish a new Islamist front in the U.S. and elsewhere but currently lacks sufficient funding. This is despite recent reports of the large sums of money transferred to the Brotherhood, particularly from Qatar and Turkey.

 

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