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The Bitcoin.com Wallet Celebrates a Million Downloads This Week – Bitcoin News

The Bitcoin.com Wallet Celebrates a Million Downloads This Week – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. The Bitcoin.com Wallet Celebrates a Million Downloads This Week - Bitcoin News Promoted This week the Bitcoin.com Wallet has reached a milestone of over 1 million wallet downloads since the software was introduced in August. Our developers have added bitcoin cash functionality recently, and our download numbers have exploded after the initial implementation. Interest in cryptocurrency over the past few months has increased our wallet’s growth exponentially, and Bitcoin.com is always striving to be the leading destination for all your digital asset needs. Also read: 3 Easy Steps Guide to Get Our Wallet on Your iPhone or Android A Million Wallets Downloaded in Just a Few Months The multi-cryptocurrency Bitcoin.com Wallet is gr
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Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO Bandwagon – Bitcoin News

Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO Bandwagon – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO Bandwagon - Bitcoin News Crowdfunding On December 12, the well-known international crowdfunding website Indiegogo announced that the firm is getting into cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO). Now Indiegogo users can utilize the firm’s platform to invest in digital token sales that are carefully audited and comply with U.S. regulatory guidelines. Also Read: Chinese Whale Buys Fleet of F1 Cars Worth £4 Million with Litecoin Indiegogo Joins the Token Economy Indiegogo is a popular crowdfunding platform headquartered in San Francisco that was founded in 2008 by Eric Schell, Slava Rubin, and Danae Ringelmann. The site is one of the first pioneers of online crowdfunding, allo
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PR: Spectiv VR Launches Pre-ICO (Live Now): 8000 Eth Sold so Far – 40% Bonus – Bitcoin News

PR: Spectiv VR Launches Pre-ICO (Live Now): 8000 Eth Sold so Far – 40% Bonus – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: Spectiv VR Launches Pre-ICO (Live Now): 8000 Eth Sold so Far – 40% Bonus - 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. Spectiv has officially launched its public Pre-ICO! The Pre-ICO officially launched on December 8th. So far, Spectiv has sold over 8000 ETH in Signal Tokens (SIGs). This Pre-ICO has been highly anticipated by the VR and crypto community for months now. Spectiv is accepting all purchasers, including US buyers. Visit the ICO portal to purc
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IOTA Drops 15% Following Clarification of Microsoft Misunderstanding

IOTA Drops 15% Following Clarification of Microsoft Misunderstanding

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Please share if you find this article interesting. IOTA Drops 15% Following Clarification of Microsoft Misunderstanding The price of cryptocurrency IOTA has retreated to below  $4.20 per token as of press time, after breaching the $5 level to an intraday high of $5.03 during yesterday’s trading session. The drop follows the recent clarification that IOTA’s collaboration with Microsoft is not an official partnership. The so-called ‘IOT cryptocurrency’ failed to sustain its momentum from earlier this month and has been overtaken by Litecoin, now the fifth largest virtual currency by market capitalization. Price movements of Litecoin and IOTA Litecoin considered the crypto market’s silver to Bitcoin Gold, boasts a nearly $4 bln trading volume in the past 24 hours. The digital curren
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CFTC Chairman: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Unlike Any Commodity’ We’ve Seen

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

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Please share if you find this article interesting. CFTC Chairman: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Unlike Any Commodity' We’ve Seen Сryptocurrencies are one of the most challenging asset classes for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), according to a statement by Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. He also warned potential investors about the risks associated with cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Notable partnership The chairman of the CFTC highly commended his Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) counterparts for raising awareness and encouraging market participants and investors to be wary and "recognize [their] risks and legal responsibilities” in the crypto space. Giancarlo further says: "I have said consistently that virtual currencies are unlike any
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Brokerage Firm to Allow Negative Bets Against Bitcoin

Brokerage Firm to Allow Negative Bets Against Bitcoin

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Brokerage Firm to Allow Negative Bets Against Bitcoin 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 cryptocurrency. The firm’s CEO Thomas Peterffy told the Financial Times that clients will be allowed to short Bitcoin futures by the end of this week. The announcement comes on the heels of a strong bull market after Bitcoin futures trading began this week. However, according to the Financial Times, Interactive Brokers is handling an estimated 53 percent of the total futures volume on 4 Board Options Exchange (CBOE) --- a sudden open short potential could reverse the bullish trend. Massive cost, massive risk Wh
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Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain

Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain 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 in real-time and hyperloop transportation are among the developments that will shape our future beyond what we thought possible. Of all the major trends, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) is making the most visible and immediate impact and will be worth $270 bln by 2020. Connected devices, homes and vehicles are just around the corner, and as anyone with experience in the technology industry knows, this means a lot of second-order complexity will have to be solved. Economies, platforms and payment sy...
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Former PayPal and Facebook Executive David Marcus Joins Coinbase Board

Former PayPal and Facebook Executive David Marcus Joins Coinbase Board

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Former PayPal and Facebook Executive David Marcus Joins Coinbase Board Coinbase has appointed former PayPal and Facebook executive David Marcus to its board of directors as the second high-profile hire in a week. In a dedicated blog post Tuesday, CEO Brian Armstrong said Marcus’ “knowledge of both the payments and mobile space” was what would help “guide” the largest US Bitcoin exchange and wallet provider going forward. “David’s perspective and experience in bringing innovative and impactful products to market will be invaluable to Coinbase as we grow,” he explained. Growth at Coinbase has become no laughing matter this year as the company goes through a second hyper adoption phase which sees its infrastructure and personnel str
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Bitcoin Feeding Frenzy Sees People Put Their House on It

Bitcoin Feeding Frenzy Sees People Put Their House on It

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Feeding Frenzy Sees People Put Their House on It The recent skyrocketing Bitcoin price has brought about a fresh wave of interest and adoption. People are hearing about the fantastical gains that can be made from investing in Bitcoin, leading some of them to make brash decisions. There have been some cases of individuals even putting their houses up for mortgage in order to acquire capital to buy into Bitcoin. It speaks of the frenzy that has developed recently. The frenzy of people getting into the market should be viewed with caution however as the old adage is still: ‘Don’t put more into Bitcoin than you are willing to lose’. Worrying trend There have been instances of not only mortgages being taken out to buy Bitcoin,
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Blockchain Radically Changes the State-Individual Relationship, Says UK Think Tank

Blockchain Radically Changes the State-Individual Relationship, Says UK Think Tank

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Blockchain Radically Changes the State-Individual Relationship, Says UK Think Tank A recent report by Reform, an independent think tank in the UK, recommends that the UK government use Blockchain technology to manage the personal data of its citizens. One of the opening statements of the report reads: “Government should use Blockchain technology to make identity management more secure and efficient.” According to the report, a new Blockchain-based model of identity management would put citizens in control of their own personal data, fundamentally altering the current state-citizen relationship: “This new model would reimagine the relationship between state and individual, as government would become the verifier, rather than th