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Indian Entrepreneurs Rush to Launch Crypto Companies Following Bitcoin Boom – Bitcoin News

Indian Entrepreneurs Rush to Launch Crypto Companies Following Bitcoin Boom – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Indian Entrepreneurs Rush to Launch Crypto Companies Following Bitcoin Boom - Bitcoin News News Despite the government ramping up regulatory measures for bitcoin traders and exchanges, Indian entrepreneurs are rushing to set up companies with bitcoin or cryptocurrency-related words in their names. Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions Capitalizing on Crypto Indian entrepreneurs have been rushing to register businesses with the word “bitcoin”, “crypto”, or “coin” in their names, Tech Observer reported on Tuesday. The publication elaborated: [A] large number of Indian entrepreneurs from Ghaziabad to Kanpur, to Darjeeling, to Jaipur, to Delhi, to Ahmedabad, [and] to
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On Greed and Growing Up: Why Crypto Looks A Lot Like Wall Street

On Greed and Growing Up: Why Crypto Looks A Lot Like Wall Street

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Please share if you find this article interesting. On Greed and Growing Up: Why Crypto Looks A Lot Like Wall Street Jill is an independent advisor and consultant working on everything from early-stage token ventures to initiatives at large institutions. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review opinion series. I first seriously heard about cryptocurrency while I was working on Wall Street. This was in 2013. I was trading Argentine credit. One of my local brokers in Buenos Aires wanted to know if I had knew anything about bitcoin. Argentina, at the time, had been locked out of capital markets for over a decade. The peso, ostensibly pegged to the US dollar, traded at a discount on the ground, leaving locals hungry for other stores of value. C
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Bitcoin Boasting Strong Recovery After Post-Dip Volatility

Bitcoin Boasting Strong Recovery After Post-Dip Volatility

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Boasting Strong Recovery After Post-Dip Volatility On Friday Dec. 22, in the midst of pre-holiday bustle, the cryptocurrency market was awash in red. Altcoins lost up to 40 percent, and Bitcoin was close behind, suffering a 30 percent drop and reaching as low as $11,833 a coin. In a single day, the total cryptocurrency market cap decreased by more than $200 bln. Just days before on Dec. 17, Bitcoin reached a record high of $20,078 and leading up to the crash Bitcoin price had been hovering between $16-17,000. What followed was several days of volatility. Just 24 hours after the frightening dip, the market saw a notable bounce back. The recovery, however, was not stable and was quickly followed by another dip leading into ...
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Future is in Leaving Trusted Third Party Documents Behind

Future is in Leaving Trusted Third Party Documents Behind

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Future is in Leaving Trusted Third Party Documents Behind Cointelegraph spoke to many industry pioneers at the BlockShow 2017. We continue our efforts to keep you updated on who our guests were, what they’re currently working on, and how are they planning to put a dent in this always-evolving Blockchain industry. This time we spoke with Kiyoung Tack, Head of Sales at Aston, a South Korean Blockchain company that is looking to make documents issued by trusted third parties obsolete. Even though he hasn’t been in this industry for a long time, his credentials are definitely suited for his role at Aston. It goes without saying, the use of smart contracts will be key in implementing such technology. Here’s what Kiyoung said about it:
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Bitcoin is Investopedia’s Term of the Year: Surge in Demand

Bitcoin is Investopedia’s Term of the Year: Surge in Demand

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin is Investopedia's Term of the Year: Surge in Demand Bitcoin, the most valuable cryptocurrency and decentralized store of value with a $270 bln market cap, has been named Investopedia’s 2017 Term of the Year. Most popular keyword Based on search results and volume, Bitcoin surpassed Trumpcare, ICO, Blockchain and FAANG to become the most searched and popular keyword on Investopedia, the most widely utilized online dictionary platform for financial keywords. Emphasizing the massive growth rate of Bitcoin in terms of price, market cap, user base, user activity and developer activity, the Investopedia team wrote: “$8,000! $11,000! $20,000?! 2017 was the year of Bitcoin mania. The cryptocurrency started the year at $1,000 and
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Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair on Bitcoin: “Value — Like Beauty — Is in the Eye of Beholder” – Bitcoin News

Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair on Bitcoin: “Value — Like Beauty — Is in the Eye of Beholder” – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair on Bitcoin: "Value — Like Beauty — Is in the Eye of Beholder" - Bitcoin News Featured Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) chair Sheila Bair was given a platform on Yahoo! Finance to share her thoughts on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. While she trucks in regulatory speak, some of her ideas might surprise crypto enthusiasts. Also read: Bundesbank Board Member: No Plans to Issue State-Backed Cryptocurrency Bitcoin’s Value is Psychological Agreeing the current price run-up is indeed a bubble, the former FDIC chair asks rhetorically what should be done. She alludes to Nobel Prize economist Joseph Stiglitz’ bromide at the digital asset for having no socially useful
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2017 Was Bitcoin’s Year. 2018 Will Be Ethereum’s

2017 Was Bitcoin’s Year. 2018 Will Be Ethereum’s

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Please share if you find this article interesting. 2017 Was Bitcoin's Year. 2018 Will Be Ethereum's Jez San is CEO of FunFair Technologies, an ethereum-powered casino platform. A vocal supporter and critic of blockchain technologies, San was also a pioneer in real-time, 3D games. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017 in Review series. As a long time investor in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, 2017 has been remarkable. But it's important to remember, this is really just the beginning. Despite the valuations, major protocols remain deficient in delivering value to users. Bitcoin with it's high fees and slow transaction times is hardly suitable for payments – spending the same fee whether you buy a coffee or send $100,000 is a joke and the promise of
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Several Bitcoin Exchanges Are Closing Their Doors to New Traders – Bitcoin News

Several Bitcoin Exchanges Are Closing Their Doors to New Traders – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Several Bitcoin Exchanges Are Closing Their Doors to New Traders - Bitcoin News Markets and Prices A massive influx of new clients begging you to take their money is the best kind of problem any business could dream of having. Nevertheless, bitcoin exchanges are now having to cope with such a situation by finding ways to reduce the load. As a result new traders are left with fewer options as, one by one, venues have been closing their doors to clients. Also Read: Hit BTC Introduces Deposit Charges to Deal With High Bitcoin Fees Try Again Next Year Whether you are trying to get into the bitcoin world for the first time or are a veteran investor attempting to diversify your trading venues, you have likely noticed it isn’t easy
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After BlockShow: How Achain’s Fork Theory Has Worked in Real Life

After BlockShow: How Achain’s Fork Theory Has Worked in Real Life

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Please share if you find this article interesting. After BlockShow: How Achain’s Fork Theory Has Worked in Real Life It’s been less than a month since Achain introduced its Fork Theory at BlockShow Asia 2017. The project has recently released light-speed ABitcoin (ABTC) and the global cloud computing service token Acute Angle Coin (AAC). Achain is the public Blockchain platform that allows users of any skill level to issue tokens, smart contracts, create applications and Blockchain systems. Its fork theory is a bold attempt at gearing the current forking technique towards an end goal of technological innovation instead of just financial profiting, lifting Blockchain industry from mutual exclusiveness onto the air of open collaborations. This system would require a process of requ
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PR: ShipChain Using Blockchain to Change the Shipping & Logistics Market – Bitcoin News

PR: ShipChain Using Blockchain to Change the Shipping & Logistics Market – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: ShipChain Using Blockchain to Change the Shipping & Logistics Market - Bitcoin News This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. January 1 will be the start of the Public Sale for ShipChain, the project that will use blockchain to change the shipping & logistics market. ShipChain encompass all methods of freight, and will include an open API architecture that can integrate with existing freight management software. Simply put, it’s a fully integrated system across the