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Bitcoin’s Price Unfazed as China’s Exchanges Add Fees

Bitcoin prices have remained largely unchanged so far today, fluctuating around the $900 mark despite the adoption of trading fees by three of the ecosystem’s largest exchanges. As previously announced, BTCC, Huobi and OKCoin implemented 0.2% trading fees for both buy and sell trades today, a policy change that, coupled …

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Huobi Adds Bitcoin Trading Fees on International Exchange

China-based bitcoin exchange Huobi has announced another update to its trading fee policies today. Following news from last week that the exchange would add 0.2% to both sides of domestic bitcoin trades, Huobi said it will enact the same pricing for international users via its BitVC platform. Huobi had previously …

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Identity Startup Cambridge Blockchain Raises $1.7 Million

Blockchain identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has raised more than $1.7m in new funding, public records show. According to a Form D published today by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Cambridge Blockchain has raised $1,785,000 out of a total $2m, indicating that the startup’s funding efforts are ongoing. Previous SEC …

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Bank of Japan to Host Distributed Ledger Forum Next Month

Japan’s central bank is set to host an event focused on distributed ledger tech next month. The invite-only event, scheduled for 28th February, will be hosted at the Bank of Japan’s FinTech Center, founded last year as part of the institution’s push toward utilizing new technologies like blockchain. According to …

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Watch Out – The ICOs Are Coming

William Mougayar is the author of “The Business Blockchain” and a board advisor to, and investor in, various blockchain projects and startups (see: disclosures). In this opinion piece, Mougayar argues that, while he wants the ICO party to continue, startups need to take precautions to avoid ending up in tears …

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Deloitte Officially Opens Dublin Blockchain Lab

Deloitte has officially opened its Dublin-based blockchain lab. Announced in May, the EMEA Financial Services Blockchain Lab is based in Dublin’s so-called “Silicon Docks” neighborhood, a hub for startups and companies in Ireland that has been attracting increased interest in the wake of the UK’s exit from the European Union. …

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Nasdaq Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

Exchange operator Nasdaq has released its conclusions about a blockchain e-voting trial it conducted in Estonia last year. A new Nasdaq report, published today, details the project, which it unveiled in February 2016. At the time, the company’s officials said they hoped to reduce both the complexity and cost of …

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Montréal Bitcoin ATM Stolen in Late-Night Robbery

The late-night robbery of a Montreal grocery store last night resulted in the apparent theft of an on-site bitcoin ATM. According to information provided to CoinDesk, the Euromarché grocery store on Rue Lachapelle in Montréal was targeted around 10:30pm EST. A store representative reported two unidentified individuals were involved with …

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Bitcoin Devs Are Feeling More Optimistic About MimbleWimble

Work is advancing on a highly anticipated bitcoin project originally proposed by an anonymous cryptographer going under the French name of Harry Potter’s nemesis. Named after one of the book series’ spells, MimbleWimble has quickly became one of the more anticipated bitcoin R&D initiatives, since it is believed it could …

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Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal

Efforts to apply blockchain in the supply chain took an interesting turn last week. I’m speaking, of course, about a piece of news that at first seemed pretty ordinary: a group of European banks announced they would band together to develop a blockchain-based trade finance solution. This one, though, is …

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China’s Bitcoin Exchanges End No-Fee Trading in Market Shake-Up

China’s ‘Big Three’ bitcoin exchange businesses are taking new steps to “curb speculation” and “prevent volatility” in the nascent digital currency market. Announced this weekend, BTCC, Huobi and OKCoin – the country’s largest bitcoin trading platforms by volume – jointly revealed their intention to end their years-long practice of offering …

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The Industry’s Critique of Illinois’s Digital Currency Guidance is In

A planned approach to regulating digital currencies is winning praise from industry participants, public documents reveal. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation published its initial guidance in late November as part of a broader push to create a working environment for startups working with the tech (public comments …

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Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC ‘Unlikely’ to Approve a Bitcoin ETF

One of the lawyers who helped craft the application for what would be the first-ever bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is doubtful the SEC will approve such a request any time in the near future. The critique, courtesy of former Gemini general counsel David Brill, potentially cuts deep, as his old …

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Bitcoin Prices Spike Above $900 But Turbulence Remains

Bitcoin prices passed $900 today, though this feat was diminished by several rallies that ultimately failed to push its value above this benchmark. Overall, the digital currency rose to as much as $904.76, after falling below $880 earlier in the session, climbing above this level amid modest volatility. Later in …

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Bid to Connect Ethereum and Zcash Blockchains Reaches New Milestone

Work on integrating Zcash’s privacy-focused tech with ethereum’s distributed applications platform has reached a new milestone. According to a blog post by Ethereum Foundation team lead Christian Reitwiessner and Zcash Company engineer Ariel Gabizon, new code has been tested as part of effort to create a means to verify zk-SNARK …

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CoinDesk Research Poll: Will Blockchain Disrupt Venture Capital?

Will blockchain technology disrupt venture capital? While not long ago that may have sound far-fetched, now more and more blockchain industry leaders are betting it could be a possibility. Blockchain token sales – sometimes known as initial coin offerings or ‘ICOs’ – raised over $100m in funding in 2016, and …

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