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.
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The bitcoin price chart has reclaimed position above the $680 (Bitstamp) price level. For now it looks like further correction is ruled out. A Fed rates announcement, later today, hangs over global markets.
"Gold bugs are expecting a continuation of the gold rally; for stocks to tank; and the Bitcoin ecosystem remains eager for additional advance."
A slowdown in big announcements may not mean blockchain consortia are doomed – on the contrary, the model may be evolving.
"The departure from R3 last year of a few early members hinted at the difficulties inherent in large associations."
A new software update – version 0.14.1 – has been released by the Bitcoin Core open-source development community.
"The release also comes at a time when the litecoin network, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by volume, is on the verge of implementing the SegWit code upgrade."
Digital currency payments in vehicles may not be far off, if the ideas in a new patent application from telecom giant AT&T enter real-world use.
"The application goes on to conceptualize what these payments may actually entail, including what are essentially micropayments that occur depending on what happens during a drive."
A look at what's still to do for ethereum developers working on the Metropolis upgrade – the platform's third of four planned stages.
"Dimitry Khokhlov, Ethereum Foundation testing engineer, told CoinDesk that development of the third phase is roughly halfway to completion."
Having difficulty marketing your decentralized startup? Fear not, the past yields clues for how new disruptive tech can differentiate.
"The good news is that the following two steps will get you a long way down the road towards reaching your goals."
Delaware's Blockchain Initiative has revealed big ambitions to attract new businesses from across the globe to the tiny US state.
"Spitzberg's public partners include Toronto-based merchant bank Acasta Capital, Munich-based Ming Labs (which has offices in Shanghai and Singapore), and Zurich-based Mountain Partners."
Bank of Korea has published a new working paper that speculates on how a cryptocurrency economy would impact central banks.
"Indeed, the authors posit that their research could give financial regulators greater insights into these dynamics as such systems become more prevalent."
Central banks could allow access around the clock if they used blockchains, a senior Bank of Japan official speculated last week.
"In his speech, Nakaso brought up this idea, suggesting that, depending on the degree of adoption, such an arrangement could give accountholders continuous access to funds."
Sweden's land registry authority Lantmäteriet sits down with CoinDesk for an exclusive interview on its blockchain R&D efforts.
"The Lantmäteriet, Snäll said, was drawn to the openness and transparency that blockchain technology could potentially offer the agency, as well as Sweden's citizens."
The UN is preparing to kick off an epic ethereum pilot, but the future could also include actually accepting cryptocurrencies.
"Created over a 40-day period, the proof-of-concept is the latest effort designed to show that a blockchain could be used to distribute humanitarian aid to those in need."
Ethereum prediction market project Gnosis sparked broad debate today following an initial coin offering that didn't exactly go as planned.
"Demian Brenner, project lead at Zeppelin, a firm that does technical due diligence on ICO projects, called the results evidence prediction markets are simply a "hot area" of the market."
Perhaps the most understandable part of the proceedings for a technophobic 50-year-old such as myself was the analogy between Blockchain in 2017 and the mobile phone in 1985.
"The same has been true over much of the 2010s so far as the merits or otherwise of using cryptocurrencies rather than fiat currencies, with scares over hacking and volatility only making matters worse."
UK's stock market fell while bitcoin rose slightly as UK heads to historical elections with brexit probably being the main topic of debate.
"The party rose to power in a coalition in 2010 with the conservatives"
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"The concept of blockchain has energized the financial services industry globally."
Here's a look at what we are focusing on in the bitcoin price this morning.
"Price broke clean through 1300 early evening (Europe) on Thursday, and a sharp spike back below what we were at that point looking to as resistance followed."
"Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe's major business centers."
Many applications of Blockchain are still in their infancy and may take some time before they are advanced enough to take on real-world use.
"Distinction is often made between permissionless and permissioned Blockchains."
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed private antitrust lawsuits brought by investors including big U.S. cities accusing major banks of conspiring to manipulate the pivotal Libor benchmark interest rate to move forward. The justices rejected an appeal filed by a group of banks including Bank of America Corp(BAC.N), Deutsche Bank AG(DBKGn.DE), UBS AG(UBSG.S) and JPMorgan Chase…
"The appeals court reversed a lower court judge’s dismissal of investors’ antitrust claims against the banks."
The EU has begun shutting Britain out of contacts while at the same time trying to lure U.K. business to switch their operations to the Continent.
"The rules, should they be enforced, could be in place for decades and, as the FT noted, could in effect mean that Britain would be tied to rules over which it has no input, with oversight by the European Court of Justice."
This is the mission statement from Bertrand Boulle the Managing Director of the offshore stockbroker Investors Europe to explain the values of the company.
"The above scenario happened to me and if only more businesses accepted bitcoin in Portugal, the problem would’ve easily been solved in minutes."
The National Blockchain Strategy of Malta will see the European nation implementing cryptocurrency technology for various governance operations.
"The implementation of the policy will make Malta one of the first countries to embrace the cryptocurrency technology."
"All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020."
This computer science and cryptology expert is now worth over a $1 billion, but nobody knows who he is.
"Australian programmer Craig Steven Wright also claimed to be Nakamoto, yet has offered no concrete proof."
Indications show North Korea behind hacking Bitcoin accounts in organized government effort. Estimations value the amount hacked at over $80,000 in Bitcoin.
"The hackers left a trail behind, tipping researchers off to other targets such as the World Bank, European Central Bank and Bank of America."
The State Agency for eGovernance signed a memorandum with Bitfury, which could be the start of the most ambitious blockchain project a government has launched.
" The memorandum aims to start a wide scoped project which aims to bring most parts of the governmental data streams of the Ukraine on a blockchain."