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Building Consensus or “Kicking the Can down the Road”? – Scaling Bitcoin Hong Kong Showcases Core BIPs

The Hong Kong version of the Scaling Bitcoin workshop fulfilled its promise of delivering content from the leading developers in the Bitcoin Ecosystem. Although the bitcoin block size debate has been very adversarial, the spirit of the conference seemed more collaborative with occasionally heated, constructive debate over scaling the bitcoin...
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HSBC Says Blockchain Technology Could Assist With Economic Stimulation

HSBC, the British banking and financial services institution, has been reported as saying that central banks like the Federal Reserve and Bank of England could utilize a blockchain to distribute money directly to the public in an effort to stimulate economic growth, , according to a document obtained by Business Insider.  This is...
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Digital Currency Legislation Plans From Jersey Government

The Jersey government is proceeding with its plans to pass legislation next year which will establish rules for businesses that work on the island using cryptocurrencies. Jersey’s Chief Minister’s Department released a policy document outlining how its approach to digital currency regulation will focus on exchanges, ATMs and other services...
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Registration Opens For BSave’s Bitcoin Savings Platform

BSave, London-based bitcoin savings account, has opened registration for its new bitcoin savings platform, after raising over $400,000 in seed capital. Enabling users to earn interest on inactive bitcoins, BSave has variable interest rates and is built on the services of bitcoin wallet Coinbase, chosen for its strict security protocols...
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Cryptocurrency Journal Ledger’s Editorial Team Gains Five New Members

Academic cryptocurrency journal Ledger is welcoming five new experts to its editorial team. Launched earlier this year, the journal focuses on articles about original research in all areas related to cryptocurrency and its crossovers with mathematics, computer science, engineering, law and economics. Last month, Ledger put out a Call for...
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OpenBazaar Accuses CNN of False Reporting on Europol Brief

Sam Patterson, a co-founder of Bitcoin marketplace OpenBazaar and its commercial unit OB1, accuses CNN of falsely covering a Europol report on cybercrime. In the October 2nd article, titled “Police: High-tech criminals have us outmatched and outgunned,” CNN Money reports Europol's findings that criminals are increasingly using the Bitcoin ecosystem as a means to transfer...
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Ethereum Has Only $2.5 Million Cash, Limited Manpower, But Buterin Confident with $50m China VC Fund

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum protocol, revealed this week that the Ethereum Foundation's finances were very limited, confirming speculation about the high profile blockchain project's financial health. The major reason for the foundation's limited funds is the failure to sell off its holdings in bitcoin before the price dropped to...
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Ascribe Timestamps Comics on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Whilst Blockchain technology is most often associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, there is use of the technology for other services. An article from AllCoinsNews in July highlighted Berlin-based company Ascribe, a startup providing IP and copyright tracking and protection using Bitcoin's Blockchain. The company has continued to expand and...
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