• A Bright Start for CME Futures
    A week to the day after CBOE launched their Bitcoin futures, CME Group followed up with a smooth introduction to the nascent crypto scene. CME is a much larger exchange, so many expect it to have a bigger impact on the markets and the overall recognition and legitimization of Bitcoin ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-18By James Levenson
  • ⇑ CME Bitcoin futures rise above $20k in first trading day
    Source: Hodl HodlPublished on 2017-12-18
  • EU to implement stricter rules on cryptocurrencies
    Source: Hodl HodlPublished on 2017-12-18
  • Roger Ver: I Made Andreas Antonopoulos A Millionaire
    Bitcoin.com owner Roger Ver has once again come under fire from his own alleged supporters on social media after making contentious statements. ‘I Suspect Andreas Is Pretty Happy’ Just weeks after Ver called Bitcoin (BTC) a “cripple coin” as its price hit $10,000, further comments on the r/btc subreddit, this ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-18By Wilma Woo
  • Analyst Makes Bitcoin Prediction That It Will Become the World’s Most Valuable Currency
    Ronnie Moas of Standpoint Research, who predicted the rise of Bitcoin, now says that the cryptocurrency will become the world’s most valuable currency. For a number of years, Bitcoin quietly moved up a few notches in value, but then 2017 happened. The cryptocurrency has exploded this year, going from just ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-18By Jeff Francis
  • Boeing Eyes Blockchain in Bid to Fight GPS Spoofing
    A new patent filing from Boeing suggests that the aircraft manufacturing giant is looking at how blockchain can help protect in-flight GPS receivers. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-18By Nikhilesh De
  • Could Cardano Kill Ethereum?
    The weekend’s futures offerings by CME Group sent Bitcoin on a somewhat predictable surge up to $20,000 on some exchanges. According to CoinMarketCap, the daddy of crypto peaked at $20,089 on December 17th at 12.19 UTC. The market has since corrected where it has dropped back to around $19K. Unlike ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-18By James Levenson
  • Where Have All the Private Blockchains Gone?
    What's next for private blockchains? More iteration, improvement – and adoption, argues developer Gideon Greenspan. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-18By Gideon Greenspan
  • Upcoming CME Bitcoin Futures May Draw More Trading Volume
    Since last week Bitcoin futures have officially started trading on CBOE Global Markets. Many Bitcoin investors are anticipating a rapid price movement once CME group launches its own Bitcoin futures contract this week. The Effects of Bitcoin Futures Bitcoin futures are currently one of the most popular topics in the ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-18By Ashour Iesho
  • New Class-Action Suit Filed Against Tezos Founders
    The Tezos organization is being sued for a fourth time, in this case to freeze the funds raised during its ICO. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-18By Nikhilesh De
  • Bitcoin ETF Providers Rush to Get SEC’s Approval
    The CME Group is ready to launch Bitcoin futures, and the cryptocurrency punctured the $20,000 USD resistance mark, both on December 17, 2017. The advent of Bitcoin futures and the spectacular growth in the cryptocurrency’s value are encouraging exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers to renew their efforts to obtain regulatory approval ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-18By Julio Gil-Pulgar
  • CME Bitcoin Futures Price Above $20k in First Day Trading
    CME Group's bitcoin futures trading began today with an opening price above $20,000 for its January 2018 contract. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-18By Stan Higgins
  • Bitcoin Price Analysis – Reversal in the near-term
    Bitcoin (BTC) has continued to ratchet higher, rising 94% since December 1st, on continued institutional and retail interest. The market cap now stands at US$316 billion on US$6.1 billion in trading volume over the last 24 hours. ... read more
    Source: Digital currency insightsPublished on 2017-12-18By Josh Olszewicz
  • Will Bitcoin’s rising tide continue to float all boats?
    While bitcoin holders are rejoicing about the incredible year-end rally that bitcoin is experiencing, many holders of alternative cryptocurrencies and digital tokens are positioning themselves to benefit from a possible altcoin rally off the back of bitcoin's success — but should they be? ... read more
    Source: Digital currency insightsPublished on 2017-12-18By Alex Lielacher
  • Costa Rica’s Tree House Lodge One of the First Hotels to Accept Direct Bitcoin Payments
    The massive spike in Bitcoin’s price and popularity has seen many businesses moving to adopt it as a payment method. The Tree House Lodge, a new hotel in the Brunca Region of Costa Rica, announced that it will be joining the growing list of businesses accepting bitcoin payments, becoming one ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-18By Cynthia Turcotte
  • Will ICOs Survive the SEC Bloodbath?
    The SEC just issued another warning over Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) but the test of a utility versus a security token is still murky. Here’s what I believe the 5 Actions the SEC will take against ICOs in the next 6 months. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton says, “I have yet to ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-18By Mark Fidelman
  • Japanese Retail Investors Dominate Bitcoin Trading
    Japanese government approval and lucrative arbitrage opportunities set Japan up as one of the largest Bitcoin trader bases. Japanese retail investors are believed to account for as much as 30 to 50% of all cryptocurrency trading.  Japan’s share of the market can be attributed perhaps mainly due to recent crackdowns ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Matthew Tompkins
  • A Key Power Source for Bitcoin Mining – Coal
    The continuing rise in Bitcoin is being fueled extensively by coal as many Chinese Bitcoin mining farms rely upon coal-based power plants. Not everybody is celebrating the massive success that Bitcoin is enjoying this year. While some financial experts continue to scoff at cryptocurrency in general, another issue has arisen ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Jeff Francis
  • 2018: The Year Central Banks Begin Buying Cryptocurrency
    A former central banker is predicting big changes on major central bank balance sheets as cryptocurrencies continue to gain adoption and market share. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-17By Eugéne Etsebeth
  • ⇑ Bitcoin passes $20,000
    Source: Hodl HodlPublished on 2017-12-17
  • Sell the News? Bitcoin Price to Test $20k Ahead of CME Launch
    The price of bitcoin is edging up, but how it will respond to Sunday's launch of futures on the CME exchange is anyone's guess. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-17By Omkar Godbole
  • Philanthropist Couple Donate Bitcoin Profits To Cancer Research
    As Bitcoin continues to boom, tech investors Halle Tecco and her partner Jeff Hammerbacher have kindly donated profits from their Bitcoin investment to cancer research. It’s been an amazing year for Bitcoin with prices starting at $955 in January and having since climbed to (at the time of writing) ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Matthew Tompkins
  • Cryptocurrency Market Cap Surges to $600 Billion USD
    The total market cap for cryptocurrency has reached an all-time high, breaking the $600 billion USD barrier. No matter how you slice it, 2017 has been a banner year for cryptocurrency. Despite all the impending doom talk from the usual talking heads in the financial media, cryptocurrency continues to gain ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Jeff Francis
  • The Signal Founder Has a Plan to Fix Cryptocurrency
    Many cryptocurrencies are trying to replace Bitcoin by offering faster and cheaper transactions. The founder of the popular messaging app Signal has a plan to truly fix cryptocurrency. High Transaction Fees Today Bitcoin managed to break a new all-time high price. The demand for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Ashour Iesho
  • We need to talk about autonomous vehicles and the blockchain
    The momentum behind the autonomous vehicle movement has been growing rapidly as the major technology vendors, and new players, seek to define the future of road transport. Given the volume of potential data and the critical nature of automated transport it will be essential to get cybersecurity policies, tools and ... read more
    Source: Digital currency insightsPublished on 2017-12-17By Sarah Pentland
  • Bitcoin Price Breaks $20,000 on CEX.io Exchange
    It seems like the trend of consecutive all-time highs isn’t stopping anytime soon, as Bitcoin has sailed over $20,500 and has its sights set on $21,000. Bitcoin Breaks the $20,000 Barrier On CEX.io, a popular Bitcoin exchange, the price of just one bitcoin has broken through $20,000 with no signs ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Matthew Hrones
  • Chinese Billionaire and Giant Network CEO Invests ‘Tens of Millions’, Acquires 10% Stake in OKCoin
    Shi Yuzhu, CEO of online game developer Giant Network has reportedly invested millions in OKCoin’s sole shareholder, effectively giving it a 10% stake in the online exchange. Word has emerged from China that Shi Yuzhu, CEO of Giant Network, has become OKCoin’s latest shareholder by way of a significant and ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Cynthia Turcotte
  • ‘Real Wolf of Wall Street’ Takes Up the Bitcoin Bubble Chant
    Jordan Belfort, who is the real-life inspiration for the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ film, has branded Bitcoin a bubble and cautioned people that it is, in fact, a ‘scam’. Belfort, who has experience in running a scam and has the prison time to prove it, is yet another crypto critic ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Nikita Blows
  • Coinbase Announces 2018 SegWit Support As Third ‘Engineering Priority’
    Largest US cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase has confirmed it “plans” to support SegWit transactions in 2018. SegWit Follows Security, Performance As Top Priority In a blog post on Friday, the company’s vice president Dan Romero confirmed the timeframe, despite noting that SegWit, as a “new feature,” was only Coinbase’s third ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-17By Wilma Woo
  • Essex House Becomes First UK Home to Sell for Bitcoin
    Crypto history was made in the United Kingdom as a home in Essex became the first UK home to be sold for Bitcoin. 2017 has been an exciting and historic year for cryptocurrency. We watched at Bitcoin went from roughly $1000 at the start of the year to breaking the ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By Jeff Francis
  • Bitcoin Takes All? Enterprise Blockchains Need Time, Too
    This is not the kind of technology where you "move fast and break things." Financial market infrastructure is too big to bet on a buzzword. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-16By Marc Hochstein
  • A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Blockchain Highway
    Not for easily swayed, vlogger Mike in Space narrates a tour through the world of bitcoin memes (and mixed messages) of 2017. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-16By Mike In Space
  • Cryptocurrency Clampdown Approved by EU to Fight Terrorism
    The European Union has agreed to a cryptocurrency clampdown to combat money laundering, tax evasion, and financing of terrorism. For a number of years, countries have grappled with ways to regulate cryptocurrency. The meteoric rise of Bitcoin over the course of 2017 has pushed such regulatory concerns to the forefront. ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By Jeff Francis
  • Google: Bitcoin was the second most popular search term in 2017
    Source: Hodl HodlPublished on 2017-12-16
  • ⇑ TD Ameritrade to allow Bitcoin futures trading on Monday
    Source: Hodl HodlPublished on 2017-12-16
  • Italian Woman Jailed for Bitcoin Murder Plot
    An Italian woman was sentenced to six years in a Danish prison for hiring a hitman with Bitcoin to murder her boyfriend. We truly live in an age of convenience. One can order clothes, food, and entertainment online with extreme ease. Of course, this also means that it’s becoming that ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By Jeff Francis
  • TD Ameritrade Starts Trading Bitcoin Futures on Monday
    TD Ameritrade, like many other titans of the financial world, is also jumping on the Bitcoin bandwagon. Indeed, the giant securities brokerage services provider will start trading Bitcoin futures when the financial markets open on Monday, December 18, 2017. The Volume of Bitcoin Futures Trading To Surge For some ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By Julio Gil-Pulgar
  • World’s First Crypto Bank AriseBank Announces BitShares Partnership, Acquisition of FDIC-Insured Bank
    The world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency bank, AriseBank, announced that they have reached an agreement with a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured bank that has been in operation in the US for over a century. The acquisition, in addition to a partnership with Bitshares, will occur before the end of ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By James Levenson
  • Facebook Exec Joins Ripple Team
    Bitcoin has remained relatively stable this week, slowly heading up from $16,500 to around $17,500 where it currently trades. Action is likely to heat up over the weekend as two more US exchanges launch their BTC futures contracts. This week has also shown some clear winners in the altcoin race, ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By James Levenson
  • BitPay to Add Support for Bitcoin Cash, Other Cryptocurrencies
    BitPay is one of the most popular Bitcoin payment processing companies in the world. Today, they announced support for more cryptocurrencies, starting with implementing Bitcoin Cash to their payment platform and debit cards. BitPay is a point-of-sale company that allows traditional businesses to accept Bitcoin. They provide an easy to ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By Matthew Hrones
  • South African Revenue Service Has Their Eye on Your Bitcoins
    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is showing a keen interest in monitoring crypto trading in the country through blockchain-based technology. SARS has a fickle relationship with the people of South Africa, which is quite common between the average person and the tax man. South African citizens have to submit a ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By Nikita Blows
  • Class-Action Suit Targets ICO Promoted By Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
    An initial coin offering (ICO) promoted by boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is at the center of a newly filed class-action complaint. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-16By Stan Higgins
  • US Treasury Report: DLT Data Storage Raises Oversight Concerns
    The Financial Oversight Stability Council acknowledged that virtual currencies are becoming more common, but have a limited impact on the economy. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-16By Nikhilesh De
  • Woman Arrested for Sending $60,000 in Bitcoin to ISIS
    A woman in Long Island has been arrested and charged for sending about $150,000 to the terrorist group ISIS. Of that amount, roughly $60,000 was in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin and other virtual currencies offer people an economic system that lies outside the purview of national governments and banks. ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-16By Jeff Francis
  • ‘Clear and Loud’: Parity to Drop First Bid for Frozen Ether Fix
    After critical feedback from the ethereum community, Parity Technologies will not follow-up on any of its proposals for restoring frozen ether funds. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-16By Rachel Rose O'Leary
  • Meet “Pine,” the Bitcoin Philanthropist Who Set Up the $85 Million Pineapple Fund
    Yesterday, one post set the Bitcoin subreddit on fire: An anonymous Bitcoiner who goes by the name of “Pine” announced that they are establishing the Pineapple Fund to donate 5,057 BTC, worth about $86 million at today’s exchange rate, to charitable causes.“I’m very happy that I have held on to ... read more
    Source: Bitcoin MagazinePublished on 2017-12-16By Giulio Prisco
  • Monero Mining Malware Hits Russian Pipeline Giant Transneft
    The world's largest oil pipeline reportedly had some of its computer systems affected by cryptocurrency mining malware. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-15By Stan Higgins
  • US Commodities Regulator Proposes Definition for Cryptocurrency ‘Delivery’
    The CFTC has published a proposed interpretation of how it will deem that a cryptocurrency has been "delivered" from a buyer to a seller. ... read more
    Source: CoinDeskPublished on 2017-12-15By Stan Higgins
  • Goldman Sachs Won’t Offer Margin To Some Bitcoin Futures Traders
    Goldman Sachs is asking traders to provide 100% margin on the bitcoin futures positions it’s clearing, reports suggest. Reports have hit the press this week that Goldman Sachs is demanding that certain clients stump up 100% margin on their bitcoin futures positions, with the potential for volatility in the underlying ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-15By Samuel Rae
  • NAGA Wallet: Cryptocurrency Solutions for your Success
    Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency topics are getting more and more attention. Day by day, more people are getting interested and involved in crypto. The geeky community that supported crypto through the first steps is being joined – and possibly supplanted – by ordinary people that don’t ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2017-12-15By Bitcoinist.net