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Fidelity now allows clients to see digital currencies on its website

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Fidelity now allows clients to see digital currencies on its website Fidelity Investments has started allowing clients to use its website to view their holdings of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies held through digital wallet provider Coinbase. Fidelity Investments has started allowing clients to use its website to view their holdings of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies held through digital wallet provider Coinbase, the company said on Wednesday. The initiative, previously tested with the Boston-based money manager's employees, is a rare example of an established financial services company warming up to cryptocurrencies. Starting Wednesday, most Fidelity clients will be able to authorize [...]

Changes in European regulations may impact Bitcoin

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Changes in European regulations may impact Bitcoin Some researches were stating that nearly a half of the bitcoin transaction is somehow related to various gambling activities. The reasons behind this are quite simple, the bitcoin provides a greater anonymity for the players and low transaction costs. However, the popularity of the bitcoin in the iGaming sector seem to become even greater this year. Considering the fact that Poland, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and a few other major European markets are making it unfavourable for the operators to serve the customers via a locally regulated company and illegal to operate without [...]

EVERYONE IS CRAZY FOR ETHEREUM, BUT BITCOIN IS STILL THE BEAST TO BEAT

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EVERYONE IS CRAZY FOR ETHEREUM, BUT BITCOIN IS STILL THE BEAST TO BEAT We’ve come a long way in the eight years since Bitcoin’s original release. Back in 2009, when the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto launched the cryptographically verified digital asset, it was just a curiosity. With time, though, new uses have been found for it, from buying drugs, to transferring money near-instantaneously across the globe. Its value has peaked and troughed to reach considerable worth today – right now, a single Bitcoin is worth almost $2,800, close to its record high of $2,964.   The success of Bitcoin has inspired [...]

Ethereum Potential As A Cryptocurrency And Its Dangers

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Ethereum Potential As A Cryptocurrency And Its Dangers Ethereum might revolutionize business and technology, or it may be merely a transitional platform displaced by other blockchain technologies. The world of Ethereum, to be sure, has an element of the eccentric. Ethereum is a technology started 24 months ago by a 21-year-old college dropout, Vitalik Buterin. Among the facts listed on his slender bio: in 2011 he won third place in a high school programing competition. Yet Ethereum is now supported by JP Morgan Chase and a bevy of tech titans. The market cap of its currency, Ether, hovers around $20 [...]

Mastercard Eyes Cryptocurrency Refunds in New Patent Application

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Mastercard Eyes Cryptocurrency Refunds in New Patent Application A new patent application from Mastercard suggests that the global credit card issuer is exploring ways to build refund services for cryptocurrency users.   The application, titled "Information Transaction Infrastructure", was published by the the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on August 3, having been submitted in late January. Vladimir Goloshchuk, who according to LinkedIn previously worked as a senior analyst at Mastercard, is listed as the sole inventor.   The application details an infrastructure through which users could verify their identities, which would then be linked to cryptocurrency addresses they [...]

Grandpa Had a Pension. This Generation Has Cryptocurrency

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Grandpa Had a Pension. This Generation Has Cryptocurrency. Most readers have probably heard of Bitcoin, the digital coin that dominates the cryptocurrency market. It has gained notice both because of its skyrocketing value (from less than a cent in early 2010 to around $2,600 currently) and because it is frequently a key player in hacking- and black-market-related stories, from the looting of nearly half a billion dollars in coins from the Mt. Gox exchange in 2014 to the recent demand for payment in Bitcoin in the WannaCry ransomware attack. But do you know Ethereum, with a total value of coins [...]

In Less Than 2 Days, Bitcoin Cash Becomes Third Biggest Cryptocurrency

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In Less Than 2 Days, Bitcoin Cash Becomes Third Biggest Cryptocurrency   Barely 48 hours since its spin-off from the Bitcoin blockchain, Bitcoin Cash has already surged past other cryptocurrencies to become the third-biggest in terms of market capitalization. How the currency will fare over time is still up for debate, as it still lacks support from several mining pools and major exchanges.   UNEXPECTED BOOM Less than two days after splitting from the main Bitcoin network, Bitcoin Cash [BCC] now ranks third amongst the world’s most valuable cryptocoins. The budding cryptocurrency has reached a market cap of more $7.7 [...]

Bitcoin Slide Looks Limited Even After Cryptocurrency Splits

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Bitcoin Slide Looks Limited Even After Cryptocurrency Splits Bitcoin might be dividing into two separate blockchains, but its downward slide has so far been contained, signaling confidence the biggest cryptocurrency will come out of the split unscathed. The debate over how to scale bitcoin came to a head Tuesday as some cryptocurrency miners started using software called Bitcoin Cash and splitting a new blockchain off the old one. Blockchain is the technology used for verifying and recording digital currency transactions. Bitcoin’s price should reflect the split by discounting the new coin, according to Charles Hayter, who runs the cryptocurrency data [...]

Bitcoin Cash Futures Plunge on ViaBTC

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Bitcoin Cash Futures Plunge on ViaBTC   The creators of Bitcoin Cash believe support for segregated witness was a mistake – and a diversion from Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision for Bitcoin – and they aim to help bitcoin scale by immediately increasing the block size from 1 MB to 8 MB. Since Bitcoin Cash is forking the Bitcoin blockchain, most bitcoin holders will receive an equal number of bitcoin cash. As long as you control the private keys of your bitcoin wallet – or have your coins on an exchange which has pledged support for bitcoin cash – you will be [...]

Top Cryptocurrencies Price Weekly Prediction – Next Days Will Be Rough For The Crypto Market

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Top Cryptocurrencies Price Weekly Prediction – Next Days Will Be Rough For The Crypto Market Not much has changed for most cryptocurrencies over the past few hours. Bitcoin is, together with Monero, the only currency in the top 10 noting a small loss, whereas most other coins have stabilized or regained some losses. Considering how the weekend is often a dreadful period for cryptocurrency trading this overall trend is rather positive. The total cryptocurrency market cap is heading toward US$90bn as well, which is a positive sign for the future. CRYPTOCURRENCIES PREPARE FOR A STRONG WEEK It seems evident most [...]