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Julian Assange Thanks U.S. Government for 50,000% Gains on Wikileaks’ Bitcoin Holdings

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has posted a tweet thanking United States government officials and the financial institutions that refused services to Wikileaks for driving them to invest in bitcoin during 2010. Assange’s tweet indicates that Wikileaks’ bitcoin holdings…

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Why IMF Wants to Enter Crypto Market With its Own Coin

“I think that we are about to see massive disruptions,” Lagarde at the IMF Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, has had many positive things to say about the potential of digital currencies and their disruptive…

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Crypto Mining Makes Millions for Gold Mining Maverick

Frank Giustra, a well regarded Canadian mining magnate who created one of the world’s most successful mining companies is now moving his operation digitally to mine Cryptocurrency. Frank Giustra, a well regarded Canadian mining magnate who created one of the…

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IBM Blockchain Payments To Use Stellar In Major Partnership Deal

IBM and payments network KlickEx have announced Stellar as the backbone of its new “cross-border payments solution.” IBM and payments network KlickEx have announced Stellar as the backbone of its new “cross-border payments solution.” In what it describes as the…

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Bitcoin SegWit2x Hard Fork Benefits Not Visible: Bruce Fenton

Bruce Fenton delivers what seems to be a vote of no confidence in the SegWit2x hard fork. Bitcoin Foundation executive director Bruce Fenton has become the latest high-profile Bitcoin personality to criticize SegWit2x. In comments on Twitter Sunday, Fenton triggered…

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Ethereum Hard Fork Byzantium Launches Without A Hitch, Ether Price Up

Ethereum completes its fifth hard fork, Byzantium, with a fraction of the fuss of Bitcoin. Ethereum’s (ETH) troubled but uncontentious Byzantium is officially here as the cryptocurrency’s fifth hard fork. As creator Vitalik Buterin celebrated with other developers Sunday, Byzantium…

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At Government-Backed Chinese Conference, Bitcoin is Called “Disaster”

Conference attended and organized by People’s Bank of China suggests that Bitcoin’s adoption as an actual currency would be disastrous, claims Bitcoin has no inherent value. On October 12, in Beijing, the First Workshop on Standards for Digital Fiat Currency…

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Self-Replenishing Blockchain is Finding Implementation Everywhere

Blockchain is everywhere, in nearly every industry, offering solutions to problems that have long vexed businesses. In its early days, discussions around the Blockchain industry bordered mainly around Bitcoin and financial technology (fintech). The debate on Bitcoin as a currency…

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Bitcoin Booms in Evolving Markets

Bitcoin adoption follows a familiar pattern: excitement, exchanges, restrictions. But while the first world regulates, the developing world is adopting Bitcoin at a frenetic pace. As far as adoption goes, Bitcoin follows a familiar pattern. Populous, first world countries in…

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BREAKING: Russia Issuing ‘CryptoRuble’

Russian Bitcoin ban makes sense with the announcement of the CryptoRuble. Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially stated that Russia will issue its own ‘CryptoRuble’ at a closed door meeting in Moscow, according to local news sources. The news broke…

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