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"BAT is positioned to reform the ad-tech ecosystem because it can privately monitor and anonymously confirm user intent at the browser level which allows for the development of rich metrics for user attention."
Deloitte's employee-only restaurant in its Toronto offices will now begin accepting bitcoin for lunch.
"One of the ‘Big Four’ accounting giants, Deloitte made headlines after installing a bitcoin ATM (BTM) at its Toronto offices in September last year."
Bitcoin price is back to consolidation mode and is moving inside a new symmetrical triangle pattern.
"RSI is somewhere around the middle, reflecting sideways action, but also appears to be pointing slightly lower as well."
As Uber approaches what is expected to be the hottest IPO of 2017, questions about its business model and practices are mounting.
"As Uber approaches what is expected to be the hottest IPO of 2017, questions about its business model and practices are mounting."
And Bank of England trials artificial intelligence and blockchain in bid to stay ahead of the pack.
"The former chairman of Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piëch, is in talks to sell the vast majority of his shares in Porsche Automobil Holding SE, the holding company that controls the carmaker."
"Once the world’s largest computer trade expo, CeBIT has progressed from its traditional roots into themes such as IoT, R&D and start-up innovation."
The developers behind an alternative bitcoin software took steps today to allay fears that an upgrade to its code would be disruptive to the market.
"The exchanges indicated at the time that they could not "wait for a winner to emerge" given the pressures of a 24-hour market."
The volatility in ether prices is subsiding after the market hit a series of all-time highs last week.
"Vinny Lingham, an investor and entrepreneur, stated that "concern over a hard fork" in bitcoin is one factor that has led to an increase in ether prices."
A recent New York Times article reported on an early-stage, solar energy microgrid being formed in Brooklyn, called the Brooklyn Microgrid, that relies on blockchain technology, the innovative database technology used by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
"Blockchain is an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between parties efficiently, in minutes."
Several hundred Bitcoin Unlimited nodes were shut down due to a vulnerability in client’s code while the warning post was immediately censored on Reddit.
"The Reddit moderator didn’t only censored the post left to warn people, developers had neglected the bug for over a year while it resided within the client’s source code."
It has been another wild ride of a week for bitcoin in the wake of the SEC ruling.
"The prospect of a bitcoin ETF had investors betting big on digital currency, with many seeing SEC approval as a major milestone on the journey toward bitcoin legitimacy."
US regulators and officials spoke in favor of expanding the adoption of blockchain across government and the private sector at an event this week.
"Calabria also iterated that the president's team wants to listen and learn from the blockchain community, as well as do what it can to lay the groundwork for further development."
Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin has announced a partnership with Shapeshift to enable users to convert altcoins, deemed as ‘blockchain assets’, into bitcoin.
"Unocoin’s users will also be able to change altcoins into Indian fiat rupees (INR), through bitcoin., in what is seen as a first in India."
An experimental 'user-activated soft fork' for pushing through a controversial bitcoin code change took another step forward this week
"This one puts forth a SegWit-specific UASF that fits with the requirements of the current deployment."
"My two-day experiment with cryptocurrency derivative trading exposed some of the opportunity and peril of a new financial age."
Ethereum Ethereum continues to exceed expectations. As these words are being written, Ethereum’s daily chart is sitting at the All Time High set last June. It seems highly likely to break that ATH soon. Having said that, it should come as no surprise when/if at some point shortly thereafter it comes back down to test …
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Bitcoin prices saw a significant price spike this morning, briefly shooting above $1,300 to hit a new all-time high.
"The price drop appears to have been seen most directly on digital currency exchange Bitfinex, reaching a low of $1,067.20, according to BFXData.com"
A senior Chinese central bank official who leads the department investigating bitcoin exchanges has revealed telling insights into authorities’ current stance on the bitcoin industry in China.
"Xuedong also suggested that authorities do risk prevention and mitigatory work in the short term while supervising exchanges."
"Being a good host, he was fixing us vodka martinis, when he realized he ran out of olives."
What happens when a president makes journalists his public enemy number one and drives them out of the country? Meet the three women who, through a secret WhatsApp network and with dogged determination, risk their lives to operate in exile.
"Officials say people are leaving the country because of hunger, not because of ethnic targeting or violence. "
Prominent Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange and wallet Coinbase has announced that it is forced to stop supporting customers in Hawaii due to an “impractical” and “untenable” regulatory policy.
"Fundamentally, the regulation demands Coinbase or other digital currency operators to hold cash reserves equivalent to the value of the digital currency held for customers."
Monax has joined Hyperledger and proposed what would be the consortium's first ever ethereum virtual machine.
"Based on the change, previous open-source contributors to the Monax codebase have submitted agreements to license future derivatives works under the Apache 2 license, Kuhlman said."
The executive arm of the European Union government is planning to expand its work on blockchain, an official said last week.
". At the time, MEP Jakob von Weizsäcker framed the measure as a way to monitor the nascent blockchain space while also avoiding new regulations for the time being."
Chinese bitcoin exchanges have disabled withdrawals of the cryptocurrency after meeting with the People's Bank of China.
" Bitcoin prices recovered marginally, and are currently trading around $964."
Although a lot of people are focusing on the Chinese bitcoin exchanges, they are not the only ones suffering from issues.
"CEX.io, a platform well known for its cryptocurrency exchange services, experienced some rather unusual issues yesterday."