Central banks should consider issuing digital currencies: IMF chief

  Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), recently gave her views on digital currencies issued by various central banks to prevent the incidents of fraud and money laundering. Lagarde made her statements at the Singapore Fintech Festival, which was held on Monday. "Your deposits in commercial banks are already digital...
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NEO Details the Process of Becoming a Consensus Node on Its Network

  The NEO public blockchain project backs NEO, the 15th largest cryptocurrency in the world. It has two distinctive tokens, NEO (NEO) and NEOGas (GAS). Of these two, NEO has 100 million tokens of which 50 million have been distributed to supporters while the other 50 percent is managed by the NEO Council to support the long-term development of...
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BitMEX Prepares For Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Hard Fork, Launches ForkMonitor

  Meet ForkMonitor.Info As November 15th's Bitcoin Cash network upgrade nears, BitMEX, the world's largest crypto-to-crypto mercantile exchange, has sought to prepare for the bi-annual (twice-a-year) event, which may shape up to be drastically different than its predecessors. For the unaware, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin's foremost competing chain, h...
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IBM Patents Blockchain Based System To Save Players From Dangers Of Augmented Reality Games

  Have you ever walked into a wall while playing a video game on your phone? Or have you ever found one of your legs in a gutter while trying to shoot zombies in a game? Well, if you are a hardcore gamer, then chances are, you have. Good news for all the gamers, a new system may soon be in the works, that will protect gamers from entering phys...
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Lighting Network That Enables Electric Bike To Run On Bitcoin Micropayments

Matthias Steinig, a German developer has created two projects which are notable and lighting related. The focus of Matthias Steinig is on the development of Lighting Network enabled technologies in order to serve customers. The two projects – e-commerce solution supports Lighting transactions in the web store, whereas the second one is the most int...
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GOLDMAN SACHS ONBOARDING CLIENTS FOR BITCOIN DERIVATIVES, INSIDERS SAY

Inside sources say Goldman Sachs is already onboarding some of its clients to trade on its Bitcoin derivatives, non-deliverable forward (NDF) contracts platform. However, the bank reportedly has no plans to launch trading support for other cryptocurrency derivatives but is serious about providing custodial services. GOLDMAN TRADING BITCOIN DERIVATI...
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Coinbase partners Wilshire Phoenix to launch a new cryptocurrency fund

  It's getting harder to keep Coinbase out of the limelight these days. One of the leading crypto exchanges in the world, Coinbase , has teamed up with a New York-based investment firm Wilshire Phoenix to launch a new cryptocurrency -focused fund that is orgainized as a statutory trust and will be capped at $500 million, according to a press r...
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Introducing SteemPress beta, a wordpress plugin for steem

  If you've been following @fredrikaa and I, you've probably seen that we are working on a wordpress plugin for steem. Well, it's time for me to show you the code and share some more details. The need for a wordpress plugin First of all, why do we need this? Steemit.com is already providing a site for bloggers and adoption is growing fast. How...
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Microsoft Excel Plugin to Allow Users to Make Bitcoin Payments via Lightning Network

Pierre Rochard, a software engineer, recently said his Neutrino program lets users make bitcoin (BTC) payments from Excel. Rochard's program also reportedly uses the Lightning Network (LN) to allow users to send and receive BTC from Excel. Pierre Rochard , an independent Bitcoin ( BTC ) advisor for institutional investors, took to Twitter recently ...
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Partnership Could See up to 100,000 Regular ATMs in U.S. Turned into Bitcoin-Vending Machines

  A deal between a traditional ATM manufacturer and a cryptocurrency vending machine firm will make it possible to buy bitcoin at tens of thousands of locations in the United States using a debit card. Bitcoin ATM firm LibertyX and regular ATM manufacturer Genmega have forged a partnership which will make it possible to purchase bitcoin using ...
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Bakkt – BTC Futures Contracts Will Go Live in December

  The much-anticipated Bitcoin-based futures exchange from Bakkt has announced the launch date for the trading of daily futures contracts. Physically-Traded Futures Contracts Bakkt , the new cryptocurrency exchange platform backed by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced the launch date for its much-awaited Bitcoin futures trading pro...
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NYSE Parent Company to Launch Bitcoin Futures Soon

  The Intercontinental Exchange, the company known for fathering the New York Stock Exchange, just announced the launch of a futures contract tracking Bitcoin in a notice on Tuesday evening. Although it's still pending regulatory approval, ICE is confident that trading will go live on December 12 this year, making it almost precisely one year ...
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The wave of institutional money waiting to enter crypto and what might really happen

  If you have read my previous articles, you'll already suspect that I am being sarcastic in the heading. Sorry, yes I am. I'll also apologize beforehand for a slightly 'opinionated' piece here. I am writing this article not as a new point, because currently, despite the fast pace of crypto trading, there are no new points to make, but as a re...
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Visa joins hands with IBM ahead of Visa B2B Connect launch

Visa has announced that it will join hands with IBM ahead of the launch of its new payments program, B2B connect, according to a press release . Visa B2B Connect focuses on providing the financial institutions with fast and secure cross-border payments. The platform is based on a private blockchain architecture which is run by Visa Inc. The partner...
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QTUM Announces a Historic Partnership with Amazon Web Services

QTUM has announced a ground-breaking partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Together, QTUM and AWS will be working toward expanding blockchain service offerings in a move towards establishing Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) through AWS. These services will be focused primarily on creating the bases for enterprise-grade solutions, an identified ...
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Fidelity just made it easier for hedge funds and other pros to invest in cryptocurrencies

Fidelity Investments, which administers more than $7.2 trillion in client assets, announced a new and separate company called Fidelity Digital Asset Services on Monday. The firm will handle custody for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and will execute trades on multiple exchanges for investors such as hedge funds and family offices. Other crypto co...
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4 ETF Drawbacks Potentially Hindering Future Bitcoin Growth

  A lot of industry experts have high hopes for Bitcoin ETFs. These investment vehicles are primarily designed to attract more institutional investors, assuming such a vehicle ever gets approved. At the same time, there are several downsides to ETFs which could hinder the long-term growth of the Bitcoin industry. 4. Intraday Price Concerns In ...
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Looking Past ETFs, What Will Bring Institutionalised Investors to Bitcoin?

  Ever since the Winklevoss Twins first penned a Bitcoin-ETF proposal for the SEC, there has been a lot of excitement but also trepidation around this institutionalized product. Many in the space believe that a Bitcoin ETF will open the floodgates in terms of new institutionalized money coming into the market. However, the SEC, as the gatekeep...
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World Bank President Now Believes That The Blockchain Has “Huge Potential”

The president of the world bank group Jim Yong Kim has expressed his view that blockchain technology has "huge potential" and that the bank should keep pace with innovative technologies. Kim's remarks came at the international monetary fund (IMF) and the world bank's annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Kim spoke of the importance of addressing pover...
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Nasdaq Reportedly Considers Creating Platform for Cryptocurrency Security Tokens

  Inside sources say Nasdaq is looking to create a platform for cryptocurrency security tokens. This development is the latest in a series of reports of the U.S.-based stock exchange operator taking steps to enter the digital asset space. Nasdaq and Cryptocurrency Security Tokens According to reports, Nasdaq plans to develop a platform where c...
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