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Daily Archives: January 5th, 2018

Banning Bitcoin Trading: American bank Merrill Lynch Announces

Another banks moves in contrary to the growing wave of cryptocurrency – The american Bank Merrill Lynch just declared that it was banning BTC-related trading or investing for its costumers and advisors. The financial entity pointed out that the advisors are not allowed to accept orders from its costumers to pair crypto in the Grayscale […]

Wallet Developers Express Security Concerns Over BitPay’s Payment Protocol Policy

On December 14, 2017, BitPay announced a first step toward enforcing the payment protocol: All orders of the BitPay Card will require payments from Payment Protocol-compatible wallets, such as BitPay’s own wallet and a few others. This announcement came after an initial notice in November 2017, when BitPay first announced that BitPay invoices would soon […]

Texas Regulator Orders BitConnect to Call Off Token Sale

The Texas State Securities Board ordered BitConnect to halt its upcoming token sale, which the regulator deemed an unregistered securities offering.

SEC/NASAA Ring in 2018 by Hinting at Need for (More) Cryptocurrency Regulation

Yesterday, January 4, 2018, the three prominent figures of the U.S. Securities and Exchance Commission (SEC) endorsed the concerns raised in the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)’s cautionary directive on cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and other “Cryptocurrency-Related Investment Products.” Jay Clayton, the Chair of the SEC; Michael Piwowar, the former acting Chair of the SEC; and Kara […]

Overstock Gets $100 Million from Soros Fund for Blockchain and More

Overstock.com just got a fat chunk of change from a big-name investor, and CEO Patrick Byrne says much of it will fund the company’s blockchain work.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech Market Could Reach $10 Trillion in 15 Years, Says RBC Analyst

In a report published on January 3, 2018, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves confidently stated that the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology applications market could increase thirteenfold in 15 years, reaching $10 trillion. Steves’ report, titled “Crypto Currency & Blockchain Technology: A Decentralized Future — A Potential Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity,” has been sent […]

Bad News Bears: Cryptocurrency Stories of 2017 That Brought Us Down

2017 has seen its spate of both good and bad stories for all sides of the cryptocurrency space. Whether you believe in dutch tulips or you worship at the altar of Satoshi Nakamoto, there were reaffirming and disheartening stories for evcxzxeryone. Below are five of the stories that darkened an otherwise positive year for the […]

RaiBlocks Price Analysis: XRB Standing Out Gaining on a Selling Day

RaiBlocks price continues increasing despite facing sellers as market is pulling back heavily. Can XRB/USD break the previous high or will the gain be stabilized for the moment? Important to Note: Upon re-attempting to break the previous record of $37.50 – RaiBlocks price meets bears that tank the value and push it down. After dipping […]

North American Bitcoin Conference

The North American Bitcoin Conference is upon us. Many established and emerging crypto & ICO stars are soon to hit the stage at the James L Knight Center in downtown Miami. To many outsiders it might seem to be against better judgment to spend time inside a packed conference hall right next to that seductive […]

Mark Zuckerberg says he might add bitcoin to Facebook

The technology could help Facebook stop being so centralised, he suggested. The technology powering bitcoin could help improve Facebook in the future. As part of a commitment to help fix the site over 2018, its founder said that he would look into the use of new technology to stop it being quite so centralised. One […]