Just How Anonymous are Bitcoin Transactions?

Just How Anonymous are Bitcoin Transactions? Users of the digital currency Bitcoin have the option either to reveal their identity or to be anonymous when sending transactions. How to identify the parties in a Bitcoin transaction In order to transact using Bitcoin, neither the sender or the receiver are required to identify themselves or provide any other personal information.…

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Coinbase Awarded Patent for Bitcoin Security Concept

Coinbase Awarded Patent for Bitcoin Security Concept Cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has been awarded a new patent related to private key security, public records show. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published the patent yesterday, entitled “Key ceremony of a security system forming part of a host computer for cryptographic transactions.” Two former Coinbase…

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World’s Largest Bitcoin Wallet Provider Blockchain.info Integrates Ethereum

World’s Largest Bitcoin Wallet Provider Blockchain.info Integrates Ethereum   Bitcoin wallet startup Blockchain is today launching an option for users to create ethereum software wallets, a move that marks the first time the startup has integrated a new cryptocurrency since it launched in 2011. Announced today, the launch also coincides with a new partnership with cryptocurrency exchange…

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Lightning Network Could One Day Perform Transactions Between Bitcoin, Paypal and Much More

Lightning Network Could One Day Perform Transactions Between Bitcoin, Paypal and Much More   Bitcoin’s much-anticipated Lightning Network is now compatible with seven different payment networks. Today, blockchain infrastructure firm Bitfury and payments network provider Ripple are releasing new code that makes it possible to conduct Lightning-style transactions across a range of both blockchain and legacy payment networks. While still in…

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Washington Lawmakers Uphold Bitcoin Bill Despite Businesses Leaving the State

Washington Lawmakers Uphold Bitcoin Bill Despite Businesses Leaving the State   Washington regulators recently introduced exchange rules for any firm wanting to allow customers to trade in cryptocurrency. They said they created Senate Bill 5031 to make the ecosystem fair for cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers. However, a number of exchanges have left the area, because they…

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Japanese Exchange Issue’s Country’s First Corporate Bitcoin Bond

Japanese Exchange Issue’s Country’s First Corporate Bitcoin Bond   Japanese bitcoin exchange Fisco announced that it has issued Japan’s first bitcoin-denominated corporate bond to test the instrument’s potential to become a useful fundraising tool. Bitcoin Corporate Bond’s Debut The Tokyo-based financial information provider Fisco Ltd announced this week that it has issued Japan’s first bitcoin-denominated, unsecured corporate…

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Bitcoin Price Swings Closer to $4,500 Record Levels

Bitcoin Price Swings Closer to $4,500 Record Levels   Following two days of near sideways trading, bitcoin prices have once again reached record levels. Since setting its most recent all-time high of $4,484 on August 15, prices have fluctuated in the $4,000–$4,200 range until starting to rise once again Wednesday afternoon. This morning, however, following a…

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