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Bitcoin Leads Cryptocurrencies All-Time Highs Across Board, Scaling Remains Issue

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Bitcoin Leads Cryptocurrencies All-Time Highs Across Board, Scaling Remains Issue      Cryptocurrencies across the board have surged in the past 24 hours to see many reach new all-time highs. The unprecedented rise, which will like fuel speculation of bubble-like behavior, saw Bitcoin $2,400, Ethereum breaks $200 and Litecoin challenge previous highs. The top 10 cryptocurrencies all posted gains in the run-up to press time Wednesday according to data from Coinmarketcap. Further down the charts, other huge movers came out, including a 54 percent rise for Stratis and 68 percent for the Lisk Foundation’s LSK token. At the same time, it [...]

As Bitcoin, Altcoins Fall, Coinbase Bows Out Due to Technical Problems

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As Bitcoin, Altcoins Fall, Coinbase Bows Out Due to Technical Problems      Degraded performance by Coinbase Coinbase, the San-Francisco based digital asset exchange suffered an outage on May 25, 2017, and was still unavailable at the time of writing of this article. The popular digital exchange displayed a message of ‘Service Unavailable’ and informed users that the site was down for maintenance. Degraded performance by Coinbase Coinbase informed users on its status page that their website was suffering from a degraded performance. In a tweet, the company revealed, “Coinbase has experienced unprecedented traffic and trading volume this week. As a [...]

Billy Draper’s Investment Tips – Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, Bubbles: CT Exclusive

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Billy Draper’s Investment Tips - Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, Bubbles: CT Exclusive      The Draper family is well-known to the Bitcoin community. Tim Draper is one of the most active investors in the Bitcoin ecosystem: back in 2014, he bought 30,000 BTC as part of the government auction and up until now he is said to keep purchasing Bitcoin and to own Ether. Besides, he used his reserve of Bitcoin to fund the startups of Boost VC (with 300 BTC each), his son Adam Draper’s Virtual Reality, Blockchain and Bitcoin venture capital firm. However, Tim has recently announced his readiness to take [...]

Will Bitcoin ETF Ever Be Accepted by US Regulators?

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Will Bitcoin ETF Ever Be Accepted by US Regulators?      One of the biggest questions most Bitcoin enthusiasts would have about the cryptocurrency is whether or not Bitcoin exchange traded funds will be regulated by the US or other authorities abroad. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have already gained a lot of attraction from investors all over the world, many institutions such as government agencies, banks and other entities have yet to accept the digital currency. According to Ryan Radloff, head of investor relations at XBT Provider, it is really just a stalemate between banks and regulators, wherein banks will [...]

BitConduite: Visualizing and Analyzing Activity on the Bitcoin Network

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BitConduite: Visualizing and Analyzing Activity on the Bitcoin Network      BitConduite is a visual analytics tool built to explore the activity of Bitcoin users over long-term periods. Pseudonymous nature of transactions With its position as the first and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is attracting a plethora of different players among which are investors, governments, economists and researchers from all around the world. Transactions in Bitcoin are stored in an immutable distributed ledger that is accessible to anyone. However, this open data can be challenging to make sense of given its pseudonymous nature. Indeed, while transaction details such as the amount, the [...]

What Is Inbound Marketing?

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What Is Inbound Marketing? Inbound marketing is an approach focused on attracting customers through content and interactions that are relevant and helpful — not interruptive. With inbound marketing, potential customers find you through channels like blogs, search engines, and social media. Unlike outbound marketing, inbound marketing does not need to fight for potential customers attention. By creating content designed to address the problems and needs of your ideal customers, inbound marketing attracts qualified prospects and builds trust and credibility for your business. The Inbound Methodology The best way to turn strangers into customers and promoters of your business. The Proven [...]

Why Buy This Expensive Bitcoin ETF Instead of Actual Bitcoin?

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Why Buy This Expensive Bitcoin ETF Instead of Actual Bitcoin?        If you're interested in getting invested in the digital currency world, now seems to be as good a time as ever. Bitcoin has seen repeated record-setting price levels, and a host of other digital currencies are becoming increasingly popular around the globe. And yet, there are some reasons why even seasoned investors may be reluctant to get involved in direct investments relating to cryptocurrencies. Fortunately for those people, there is an exchange-traded fund focusing on Bitcoin in particular that can simplify the process. It is called the Bitcoin [...]

New Bitcoin-Inspired Project From Gavin Andresen, Former Bitcoin Lead Developer

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New Bitcoin-Inspired Project From Gavin Andresen, Former Bitcoin Lead Developer      Charles Dearing is a veteran tech journalist with over 15 years of experience using words to move people to act. He has written for various publications such as ProBlogger, Big Think, Apps World, to name a few. You may connect with him on Twitter. Gavin Andresen, known as the former lead developer of Bitcoin, has recently broken his long silence on his Twitter account with the following tweet mentioning a recent project that is known as the Random Sanity Project. Security breaches While the Random Sanity Project’s (RSP) main [...]

Qatar Blockchain Experiments Can Help Rescue Country From Sudden Isolation

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Qatar Blockchain Experiments Can Help Rescue Country From Sudden Isolation      Blockchain could come to Qatar’s rescue after four Middle Eastern countries cut ties with the country over its alleged support of terrorism. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced they had severed diplomatic and transport ties on Monday while neighboring Pakistan said it currently had “no intention” of following them. The Financial Times quotes a Saudi news agency stating the government enacted the policy for the “protection of national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism.” Qatari sources reacted saying the collective move “was founded [...]

The World’s Largest CSDs Are Forming a New Blockchain Consortium

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The World's Largest CSDs Are Forming a New Blockchain Consortium        Some of the world's biggest central securities depositories (CSDs) are uniting to build their own blockchain consortium. Informally called the CSD Working Group on DLT, and comprised of institutions tasked with holding vast amounts of the world's financial instruments, the fledgling consortium is emerging from talks that have been ongoing since last year. While the formal membership of the group has yet to be revealed, CoinDesk has learned that early participants of the exploratory effort met last month in London and that the work is ongoing. Hosted by 'Big Four' consulting firm [...]