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Federal Reserve Chair: “Fed Doesn’t Really Play Any Regulatory Role” in Bitcoin

Following her next-to-last Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, outgoing Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave a final scheduled press conference 13 December 2017 in Washington, DC. In a growing sign of its influence, once again bitcoin was introduced...

Bitcoin Price Predictions for 2018: An Expert Roundup

The post Bitcoin Price Predictions for 2018: An Expert Roundup appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. The wild growth and recent price fluctuations associated with bitcoin have investors seeking price predictions for the coming year. Investors are understandably concerned about whether...

PR: Game Machine ICO Finds a Way to Make Investors, Gamers and Developers Happy

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It’s Official: Bitcoin Was Bigger Than North Korea and the Eclipse This Year

For people who work, live, and trade bitcoin, it can be hard to get a true perspective on the digital currency’s popularity. It’s now been independently confirmed, however, that 2017 really was all about bitcoin. Google’s Year in Search has...

Once Coy, Hedge Funds Now Rush to Bitcoin

Bulls are on parade as hedge funds pour money into bitcoin-related projects and products. Traditional hedges have been outperformed by cryptocurrency funds in 2017, and the phenomenon has turned into a full-fledged feeding frenzy. New indices are popping up to...

Man Allegedly Kidnaps Friend at Gunpoint and Steals $1.8m of Cryptocurrency

A man has appeared in a New York court charged with robbing an acquaintance of his cryptocurrency hoard. Louis Meza allegedly had a gunman point a pistol at his friend’s head after luring him into a minivan and persuading him...

Google Home’s “Mr Satoshi” is Your Personal Cryptocurrency Assistant

Google Home, the smart speaker and voice assistant, has been hiding a secret. By default, the device is voiced by an anonymous female. Say the magic words though and she’ll turn into a pseudonymous male – Mr Satoshi, your voice-activated...

South Korean Banks Drop Crypto Accounts as Government Plans a Ban

South Korean regulators have announced a plan to ban banks from activities involving cryptocurrencies, prompting major banks in the country to declare they will no longer issue accounts required for crypto trading. South Korea’s top bitcoin exchanges are all effected,...

Greek Supreme Court Rejects Extradition Appeal by BTC-e’s Alexander Vinnik

The Greek supreme court in Athens has rejected today the appeal by the suspected BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik regarding his extradition to the United States. The way is now clear for the Greek justice minister to give the final verdict whether...

Starbucks Customer Has His Laptop Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining

A Starbucks customer in Buenos Aires walked in for a coffee and wound up with more than he’d bargained. After connecting to the store’s free wifi, the man discovered that his laptop had been hijacked for cryptocurrency mining. Starbucks apologized...

Mt Gox Creditors Petition the Court to Get Full Distribution of Bitcoins

Within the cryptocurrency community, the Mt Gox legal proceedings have been a very topical subject with a court case that has been dragged out for four years. Now a group of creditors are pleading with the Tokyo court to change...

Former NZ PM Angrily Denies BTC Investment Rumors

Former New Zealand prime minister calls BTC investment rumors on ‘fake news,’ Facebook refuses to remove them. Former New Zealand Prime Minister, Sir John Key, says rumors circulating that he invested in Bitcoin are entirely false. The claim that Key...

Digital Currencies vs. Cryptocurrencies, Explained

Let’s dive into how those two differ (or not). What are digital currencies? Digital currencies are money used on the Internet. Digital money exists only in the digital form. It doesn’t have any physical equivalent in the real world. Nevertheless,...

That Business Is Absolutely on Fire, Nick Cowan Gives Thoughts on Crypto

Nick Cowan comments on dynamics of crypto communities, narrates his own love story with the fintech market and applies the theory of the paradox of choice. Cointelegraph continues publishing interviews with prominent guests of BlockShow Asia 2017, that took place...

App Stores of Future Will Be Based on Blockchain, Promote Transparency

sponsored Blockchain is prepared to disrupt the mobile app economy by increasing transparency and eliminating middlemen. In 2017, app stores saw record revenues and downloads. Across both iOS and Android platforms, downloads grew by 15 percent year-over-year to reach nearly...

IOTA Drops 15% Following Clarification of Microsoft Misunderstanding

The price of IOTA (MIOTA) drops 15% to below $4.20 as of press time, after reaching an intraday high of $5.03 yesterday The price of cryptocurrency IOTA has retreated to below  $4.20 per token as of press time, after breaching...

CFTC Chairman: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Unlike Any Commodity’ We’ve Seen

The chairman of the CFTC remarks on the risks posed by cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Сryptocurrencies are one of the most challenging asset classes for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), according to a statement by Chairman J....

Brokerage Firm to Allow Negative Bets Against Bitcoin

Bitcoin futures can now be shorted by Interactive Brokers, says CEO Peterffy. In a move that could shift the trading dynamics of Bitcoin futures, the brokerage firm Interactive Brokers Group Inc will allow its traders to begin betting against the...

Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain

sponsored Hdac technology AG targets security for sensors leveraging Blockchain for IoT. In the past few years, developments in technology have brought us closer to the hyper-connected world that futurologists imagined in the 1950s. Self-driving cars, computers that can converse...

Former PayPal and Facebook Executive David Marcus Joins Coinbase Board

Coinbase has announced its latest board member in the form of PayPal and Facebook Messenger’s David Marcus. Coinbase has appointed former PayPal and Facebook executive David Marcus to its board of directors as the second high-profile hire in a week....