Overstock Shares Surging Thanks to Blockchain Interest

Overstock Shares Surging Thanks to Blockchain Interest Shares in Overstock.com, a somewhat unknown e-commerce website, have seen rapid price increases thanks to their expressed interest in the underlying technology behind Bitcoin, blockchain. The stock closed up over 11% yesterday hitting a four-year high. The company have been quietly looking into the potential of blockchain to streamline existing services.…

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Nasdaq Awarded Patent for Blockchain Data Matching System

Nasdaq Awarded Patent for Blockchain Data Matching System The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded exchange operator Nasdaq a patent for a proposed blockchain-based data matching system. First filed in February, the patent describes a data transfer and logging system, with a blockchain used to track trades and clearing positions. The patent application was originally published in August and names Sweden-based Johan…

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Coinbase Integrates GDAX Exchange with Algorithmic Trading Platform

Coinbase Integrates GDAX Exchange with Algorithmic Trading Platform Coinbase’s cryptocurrency exchange GDAX has today announced a new integration with algorithmic trading platform QuantConnect. The addition of GDAX will see the open-source trading platform extend its existing services to include cryptocurrencies. Currently, QuantConnect allows its customers to design trading algorithms around foreign currencies, equities and derivatives…

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Update Complete? No, Ethereum’s New Software Isn’t Stable Just Yet

Update Complete? No, Ethereum’s New Software Isn’t Stable Just Yet Ethereum’s fork may have executed earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean developers are ready to call the software transition complete. One of the biggest-ever changes to the world’s second-largest blockchain, ethereum’s hard fork was a risky and complex process. To transition successfully, all nodes (the computers…

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Bitfinex Confirms US Market Departure by November 9th

Bitfinex Confirms US Market Departure by November 9th Bitfinex is the largest Bitcoin exchange by trading volume right now. That situation will likely come to change in about a month from now, though. Bitfinex has officially announced it will exit the US market as early as November 9th. This is a major development in the world…

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Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility

Bitcoin Price Watch; Riding Out The Volatility Here’s what we’re looking at in the bitcoin price this evening and where we intend to jump in and out of the markets on any volatility. The bitcoin price has had a pretty tough day today and, for those that caught our analysis this morning, the decline has…

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Top Secret? Microsoft Opens Door to Government Blockchain Use

Top Secret? Microsoft Opens Door to Government Blockchain Use The U.S. government’s most sensitive data could soon be secured on a blockchain. Revealed today at Microsoft’s Government Cloud Forum 2017 in Washington D.C., the tech giant is launching Azure Government Secret – a service designed to provide government agencies better access to cloud computing. In…

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