Wednesday, February 22, 2017

b) Bitcoin

The latest bitcoin market news.

Zcash Prices Sink Below $30 in Market First

The price of the privacy-oriented digital currency zcash traded below $30 on most of its major exchanges today, a first for the publicly traded blockchain token launched last October. The cryptocurrency, which...

Cryptsy Class Action Lawyers Launch New Claims Site

The legal team behind the class action lawsuit against defunct digital currency exchange Cryptsy have launched a new site in a bid to locate potential claimants. The site, CryptsySettlement.com, details the process...

Danish Police Claim Breakthrough in Bitcoin Tracking

Danish police are claiming to have developed software for tracing bitcoin transactions that has led to successful drug convictions, according to local reports. As reported by Berlingske, a new toolkit has reportedly enabled law...

West Virginia Lawmakers Want to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering a Felony

Legislators in West Virginia want to make it a felony to launder money with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. West Virginia House Bill 2585, introduced yesterday, updates the state's money laundering statutes in...

Poland’s Financial Ombudsman Calls for Bitcoin Exchange Regulation

Poland’s Financial Ombudsman has called on the country’s Ministry of Finance to regulate the local cryptocurrency industry. The official, Aleksandra Wiktorow, told local radio broadcaster Polskie Radio that her office has filed an official...

Major Banks Use Blockchain Prototype for Live Oil Trade

Two major European banks have released the initial results of a blockchain prototype focused on oil trading. The project, called Easy TradING Connect, was unveiled last month as part of a broader blockchain...

Ethereum Economics Gets Spotlight in Vitalik Buterin EDCON Keynote

In a new speech this week, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin gave a spotlight to the study of so-called 'cryptoeconomics', the union of cryptography and economics at the heart of public blockchain...

Bitcoin Advocacy Group Coin Center Collects $1 Million in New Contributions

Washington, DC-based non-profit research and advocacy group Coin Center has raised more than $1m in new funding, the group announced this week. Coin Center launched in 2014 with the aim of educating policymakers in the...

P2P Bitcoin Lender Bitbond Raises $1.2 Million in New Funding

Peer-to-peer bitcoin loan market Bitbond has raised $1.2m in new funding. The web platform, which connects lender and borrowers to facilitate the distribution of loans denominated in bitcoin, received the new funding largely...

Northern Trust Goes Live With IBM-Powered Private Equities Blockchain

Northern Trust revealed today it has been discretely running what may be the world's first functioning private equities blockchain. Custom built for Switzerland-based management firm Unigestion, the platform was co-developed by Northern Trust...

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