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  • Dash Partners With Coinfirm for AML/KYC Compliant Adoption Methods

    NEW YORK — Dash has entered a partnership with Coinfirm to create AML/KYC compliant methods of adoption for commercial and financial institutions. According to a press release from Coinfirm, this partnership marks the first-ever “interwoven solution” for cryptocurrency AML/KYC compliance. Also read: Incent Project to Put $65B Loyalty Rewards Industry on Blockchain Dash Aiming at […]

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  • Gartner Senior Executive: Blockchain is Being Over-Hyped

    The fervent enthusiasm for blockchain technology among the banking and financial industry is a case of the innovation being “over-hyped” according to a senior executive of technology research firm Gartner. As blockchain takes center stage at the annual Swift-organized banking and financial conference Sibos, one technology executive sees the technology being over-hyped, at least in […]

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  • US Central Bank Chair: Blockchain Could Have ‘Significant’ Impact

    The Federal Reserve isn’t working on any blockchain applications of its own at this time, according to Fed chair Janet Yellen. Source

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  • IBM: Banks Expect Commercial Blockchains By 2017

    Some of the world’s banks and financial markets are bullish on blockchain products, new survey data shows. Source

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  • In Formal Verification Push, Ethereum Seeks Smart Contract Certainty

    CoinDesk spotlights the factors driving ethereum’s coding community to embrace the concept of formal verification for smart contracts. Source

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  • DNB, Norway’s Largest Bank Shuns Bitcoin, Boots Bitcoin Association

    DNB, Norway’s largest bank, has dismissed Norges Bitcoinforening, a recently-formed, non-profit bitcoin association, over concerns about terrorist financing and money laundering, according to e24.no, a Norwegian news site. Norges Bitcoinforening has since decided to take its business elsewhere. The association opened a bank account in August to receive dues and donations which can be made in bitcoin. […]

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  • Incent Project to Put $65B Loyalty Rewards Industry on Blockchain

    SYDNEY — Bitscan, a cryptocurrency merchant directory, has partnered with blockchain platform Waves to bring customer loyalty programs to the blockchain. If successful, the partners say their Incent Loyalty network will make loyalty rewards programs more useful and cost-effective. Also read: Industry Report: Yahoo Gets Hacked, 500 Million Accounts At Risk By utilizing the blockchain, […]

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  • Bitcoin Price Reclaims $600

    Bitcoin price continues trading above $600 and 4,000 CNY across exchanges. Price action and market momentum are slowing, as bitcoin price typically does prior to a strong directional move. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: […]

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  • Is Insurance Bitcoin’s Killer App?

    An insurance platform based on the blockchain. That’s what those pesky blockchainers – who find themselves on the cutting edge of fintech – find themselves now considering for an industry long marred by hacks, loss of coins and other compromised value.   The post Is Insurance Bitcoin’s Killer App? appeared first on CCN: Financial Bitcoin […]

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  • CME Group Adds New Exchange to Bitcoin Index

    CME Group has added China-based digital currency exchange OKCoin to its bitcoin pricing indexes, first announced in May. Source

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  • Mainstream Companies Jump on Blockchain Bandwagon at Sibos Conference

    The blockchain was the word of the day at the Sibos Conference in Geneva. Hosted by SWIFT, the banking and finance conference saw multiple companies announce their interest in blockchain technology. SWIFT recently talked up its own blockchain program, Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill-Lynch Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill-Lynch announced a collaboration. They will use Microsoft’s… […]

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  • Threat of ‘Substantial Disruption’ Sees Banks Using Blockchain in 2017

    According to an IBM survey that gathered insights from 200 global banks, 15% of those banks could be running blockchain solutions as early as 2017. While 2016 is the year that has – already – seen blockchain prototypes tested and trialed, 2017 will be the year banks start putting blockchain solutions into implementation, according to […]

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  • Accenture’s “Editable Blockchain” Prototype Draws Criticism

    As Accenture files a patent prototype that would allow changes to be made to the blockchain in ‘exceptional circumstances’ the consultancy firm has come under criticism. Earlier this month, Richard Lumb, global head of financial services at consultancy firm Accenture, wrote a column in the New York Times discussing the immutable ledger of transactions through the blockchain. […]

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  • In Washington, Momentum Grows for Blockchain Action

    Recent developments around blockchain in Washington, DC are setting the stage for even bigger moves in the year ahead. Source

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  • Microsoft Partners Bank of America on Blockchain to “Transform” Trade Finance

    Technology giant Microsoft and financial institution Bank of America Merill Lynch have announced a collaboration with the aim to “fuel transformation of trade finance transacting”, with blockchain technology. In an announcement at the annual SWIFT-organized Sibos conference, Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch underlined their collaborative aim to usher in blockchain technology to transform […]

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  • ASX Sets Date for Decision on Blockchain Transition

    ASX says it intends to decide on whether it will migrate to a blockchain-based settlement system by the end of 2017. Source

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  • CGI Launches Blockchain Lab for Trade Finance

    CGI has launched a blockchain trade finance and supply chain laboratory to explore applications of blockchain technology. Source

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  • FX Firm Joins Mexican Bitcoin Exchange’s $2.5 Million Fundraise

    Digital currency exchange Bitso has raised $2.5m in new funding. Source

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  • World’s First eSports Cryptocurrency ‘eBoost’ Sees Crowdfunding on Bittrex

    Mockit, the popular eSports site which has received more than five million replays on Amazon.com’s Twitch.tv, is the platform to unveil eBoost, the world’s first cryptocurrency to be used in the eSports field. Its crowdfunding is currently underway. Created and issued by the International eBoost Society, the new eBoost token is a piece of software that […]

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  • Mamba Ransomware May Be The Biggest Malware Threat To Date

    Although security researchers had expected the Mamba ransomware strain to become more widespread and popular, that has not been the […] The post Mamba Ransomware May Be The Biggest Malware Threat To Date appeared first on Bitcoin Network, News, Charts, Guides & Analysis.

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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to Host Public Fintech Forum

    In an announcement today, the Securities and Exchange Commission said it will host a public forum to discuss Fintech innovation at its Washington D.C. headquarters in November. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the federal body which serves as the regulator for all of the United States’ stock exchanges and electronic securities markets, has given […]

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  • SEC to Discuss Blockchain at November Forum

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is set to discuss blockchain at an upcoming public forum. Source

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  • South Korean Fintech Firms Petition Against Apple’s NFC Barricade

    Several South Korean fintech companies plan to petition the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) to object to Apple’s policy of not opening its near field communication (NFC) to outside app developers, according to Pulse, an English-language news site of Maeil Business Newspaper in South Korea. The Korean firms claim Apple’s policy prevents them from offering […]

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  • CoinUpVote, an Aggregator and Discussion Website for the Cryptocurrency Enthusiast

    Stumbled upon an ingenious new cryptocurrency? Perhaps you’re the developer of your own altcoin, looking for others to take notice? Or you’re simply looking to share an interesting and undiscovered article with the cryptocurrency crowd. CoinUpVote is the community for you! With its launch today, CoinUpVote is looking to fill the void in the cryptocurrency […]

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  • Report: Dark Web Marketplace Dealings Revealed

    A new report has found that hidden dark web websites across numerous countries are being utilized to sell goods illegally online. The post Report: Dark Web Marketplace Dealings Revealed appeared first on CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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  • London Police Investigate OneCoin Cryptocurrency Scheme

    The London police are investigating a digital currency scheme widely believed to be fraudulent. Source

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  • R3, Banks, Fintech Startups Test Blockchain Platform for Syndicated Loans

    A group of banks, the R3 blockchain consortium and Fintech startup Symbiont have created completed the trail of a proof of concept blockchain simulating an exchange of syndicated loans. An increasing number of financial instruments are being tested, successfully, for transfers and exchange on a blockchain platform and the latest industry endeavor puts the scanner […]

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  • Currency Settlement Service CLS Reveals Big Blockchain Ambitions

    CLS is working with IBM to build a blockchain platform for payments netting. Source

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  • Swedish Investment Portal Sees Bitcoin as a Currency for the Future

    Aktiespararna, a news site of the Swedish Shareholders’ Association that offers investment advice, has posted an article presenting bitcoin as a future currency that can address the problems of security. The article focuses on the importance of security on account of crises afflicting traditional currencies. The example offered is the 2013 financial collapse in Cyprus […]

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  • R3 Banks, Startups Test Blockchain System for Syndicated Loans

    A syndicated loan exchange trial utilizing blockchain being undertaken by a group of banks alongside startups R3 and Symbiont is moving ahead. Source

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