Could Bitcoin’s Bubble Lead to Long Crypto Winter?

Could Bitcoin’s Bubble Lead to Long Crypto Winter? In the mad mania for cryptocurrencies, there are some dissenting voices from old timers, calling this irrational exuberance. Could a crypto winter be in the offing? Eerie similarities to 2013 A year after the block reward halving, with media buzzing about Bitcoin, and a multifold increase in price…

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Islamic Development Bank to Research Sharia-Compliant Blockchain Products

Islamic Development Bank to Research Sharia-Compliant Blockchain Products The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) of Saudi Arabia’s research outfit is reportedly using blockchain to develop new sharia-complaint financial products. According to Reuters, the Islamic Research and Training Institute has struck an agreement with two startups – Ateon and SettleMint, the latter of which is based in Belgium –…

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Bitcoin Gold Futures Markets Paint an Interesting Future

Bitcoin Gold Futures Markets Paint an Interesting Future A lot of readers will be surprised to learn there are actual Bitcoin Gold futures markets. Although this “fork” has been seeing a lot less interest and support compared to Bitcoin Cash or even the future SegWit2x altcoin, there is some enthusiasm associated with the project. It appears there are two…

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AG Sessions Hints at Possible Bitcoin Regulation Due to Popularity of Darknet

AG Sessions Hints at Possible Bitcoin Regulation Due to Popularity of Darknet US regulators have been keeping a close eye on Bitcoin and the darknet over the past few years. More specifically, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently voiced some major concerns regarding both topics. Additionally, he’s concerned over the use of “encrypted networks”, which seemingly hints at…

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LedgerX Trades $1 Million in Bitcoin Derivatives in First Week

LedgerX Trades $1 Million in Bitcoin Derivatives in First Week The first regulated cryptocurrency derivative trades have taken place on a U.S. exchange. In a statement to the press today, bitcoin trading platform LedgerX confirmed rumors that it has already begun trading cryptocurrency derivatives, an offering it first received approval to begin selling to institutional…

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Bank of America Files Patent for Blockchain-based Processing System

Bank of America Files Patent for Blockchain-based Processing System Bank of America has filed a pair of patents for a Blockchain-based system aimed to improve the tracking of file transfer processing in real time. Under the system, a Blockchain can be integrated with communications and memory devices to facilitate the data processing process. Based on the patent applications as of mid-October 2017,…

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Mastercard Expands Access to B2B Blockchain Payment Tools

Mastercard Expands Access to B2B Blockchain Payment Tools Credit card giant Mastercard is pushing ahead with a set of blockchain payment tools first unveiled last year, opening them up to banks and merchants for wider use. In a press release, the company announced today that it would first be working on business-to-business (B2B) transactions with the…

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