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Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week – Bitcoin News

Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week – Bitcoin News

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Over $1 Million in Bitcoin Swaps and Options Traded on Ledgerx in its First Week - Bitcoin News Finance Federally regulated exchange and clearinghouse, Ledgerx, is now live. Within its first week of a soft launch testing period, it has already traded over $1 million in bitcoin swaps and options. Also read: CFTC Approves First Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange and Clearinghouse Ledgerx is Live! Bitcoin derivatives trading platform and clearinghouse, Ledgerx, announced on Friday that it has completed over $1 million bitcoin derivatives trades within one week of its soft launch. Trading on its platform began on October 16. The platform offers the trading and clearing of physically-settled put and call options and day-ahead swaps. CEO Paul Chou wrote, “institutions who have go
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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 21

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 21

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 21 The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. * BTC/USD, ETH/USD and LTC/USD market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.   Only a few months back, the market capitalization of the whole cryptocurrency universe crossed the $100 bln mark. Now Bitcoin alone has crossed the $100 bln mark. In doing so, it has increased its dominance to 58.5 percent, a level last seen in May this year. This shows that money is pouring into Bitcoin, whereas altcoins are getting hammered. At some point in the near future, on
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PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly – Bitcoin News

PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly – Bitcoin News

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PR: Well-Connected Travel Experiences on the Blockchain with TripAlly - 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. TripAlly is a unique platform for travelers, with a principal aim of making your journey smooth and hassle-free. TripAlly addresses the major pain points of the travel industry: Internet Connectivity, Currency Exchange, Transportation and Entertainment. The TripAlly Way One of the most common problems for travelers is staying connected to the internet. As one of TripAlly’s core services, they are
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Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans – Bitcoin News

Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans – Bitcoin News

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Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard Fork Plans - Bitcoin News Technology Two South Korean bitcoin exchanges, Coinone and Coinnest, have announced their policies regarding the upcoming hard forks of the Bitcoin network. The Segwit2x hard fork is planned for November and the Bitcoin Gold hard fork is scheduled for October 25. Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough Coinone’s Policies South Korea’s second-largest bitcoin exchange Coinone announced its general policies regarding blockchain hard forks last week. While the Segwit2x hard fork was mentioned in its announcement, the Bitcoin Gold hard fork was not. Coinone’s bitcoin trading volume has recently surpassed another leading South Korean exchange, Korbit, according to Coinmarket
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Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (Part 4) – Bitcoin News

Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (Part 4) – Bitcoin News

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Satoshi Revolution- Chapter 2: Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization...Or Oppression (Part 4) - Bitcoin News Featured The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations.Section 1: The Trusted Third Party ProblemChapter 2: Monetary Theoryby Wendy McElroy Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression (part 4) “Historically, money was one of the first things controlled by government, and the free-market ‘revolution’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries made very little dent in the monetary sphere. So it is high time that we turn fundamental attention to the life-blood of our economy—money.”–Murray Rothbard, What Has Government Done to Our Money? Currency Creates Freedom and Civilization…Or Oppression I was seven years old when I realized my parents did
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Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining

Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining

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Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining Hardware The world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has attributed its high performance for the third quarter of 2017 to surging demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware. Also Read: Research Shows Half a Billion People Are Mining Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing It Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Saw an Increase in Revenue by 17.9% During the Third Quarter TSMC has credited booming demand for cryptocurrency mining equipment as a significant contributing factor to the company’s excellent performance during the third quarter of 2017. TSMC’s chief financial officer, Lora, Ho, stated that “the strength of our third quarte
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Bank of America Files Patent for Blockchain-based Processing System

Bank of America Files Patent for Blockchain-based Processing System

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Bank of America Files Patent for Blockchain-based Processing System Bank of America has filed a pair of patents for a Blockchain-based system aimed to improve the tracking of file transfer processing in real time. Under the system, a Blockchain can be integrated with communications and memory devices to facilitate the data processing process. Based on the patent applications as of mid-October 2017, the bank proposes the use of a Blockchain to facilitate the transferring of large volumes of data while simultaneously tracking the data through the use of cryptographic keys during the transfer process. The system will be able to handle two types of data processing, namely, the actual data transfer itself, and the log of the cryptographic keys identifying each data packet and its present...
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Russia’s Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency – Bitcoin News

Russia’s Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency – Bitcoin News

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Russia's Capital Discusses Issuing Moscowcoin Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin News News As the work on Russia’s national cryptocurrency is underway, the city of Moscow is discussing issuing its own cryptocurrency, the Moscowcoin. This will be possible after the legal framework of cryptocurrencies is established for the whole federation, city officials explained. Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble Moscowcoin Discussion Vladimir Efimov. The head of the Moscow department of economic policy and development, Vladimir Efimov, confirmed to reporters on Thursday that the issue of the city’s own cryptocurrency, the Moscowcoin, is being discussed. “The Moscow government plans to create its own cryptocurrency,” RNS reported and quoted Efimov a
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Digital Currency Looks to Solve Cannabis Industry’s Cash Problem

Digital Currency Looks to Solve Cannabis Industry’s Cash Problem

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Digital Currency Looks to Solve Cannabis Industry’s Cash Problem Digital currencies may solve some the legal cannabis industry’s woes by becoming an alternative to cash payments. Despite recent state-level ballot initiatives across the US that legalizes marijuana in one form or another, the drug still remains illegal at the federal level. While it’s unlikely the feds are going to go after legal cannabis dispensaries any time soon, the legal murkiness does create one serious problem. Cash-only Banks won’t deal with cannabis dispensaries. Consider the ramifications. No banking means no payment processing, which means customers can’t use credit or debit cards to make purchases. According to a 2016 survey, 75 percent of customers prefer to pay with credit or debit cards, with only 11 pe
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World’s Largest Money Manager Says No Fair Value for Bitcoin

World’s Largest Money Manager Says No Fair Value for Bitcoin

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World’s Largest Money Manager Says No Fair Value for Bitcoin Richard Turnhill, the strategist for BlackRock Financial and therefore the largest money manager in the world, owns no Bitcoin, and doesn’t know what a fair price would be. According to a recent interview, the analyst was quick to point out that commodities prices are based on inherent value, and he sees none in cryptocurrencies. The interview includes bullish predictions on effectively everything, from equities to stocks, with the final statement about Bitcoin being the only relatively negative comment. Turnhill made is clear that his position is one based on research. Per the interview: “I would say that cryptocurrencies show many characteristics of a bubble right now, which is [to say] you've seen spectacular price inc