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Weekly Blockchain Update

Swiss town Zug to allow bitcoin payments Zug, a town in Switzerland, is experimenting with bitcoin payments for public services The trial will begin on July 1st and will run throughout the rest of 2016 with an initial maximum transfer amount of 200 CHF or about 206 USD   CME Group unveils bitc...

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Australian Craig Wright claims to be bitcoin’s founder Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright, an Australian academic, has claimed to be bitcoin’s mysterious founder, Satoshi Nakamoto His proof, a cryptographically signed message that can only have been signed with Satoshi’s original key, has received heavy critique from cryp...

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Bitcoin’s market cap surpasses seven bnUSD Bitcoin’s market capitalization has recently surpassed seven bnUSD The price of bitcoin has increased from about 230 USD to over 450 USD which has brought the market capitalization to double This benchmark has not been seen since August of 2014 <li...

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Barclays officially supports bitcoin businesses Barclays is now supporting Circle, a Goldman Sach’s backed bitcoin start-up Circle will be backed by Barclays to store, transfer and exchange Sterlings for their customers This partnership was made possible through the British Treasury offering the first E-Mone...

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Blockchain Update 2016-04-07

Barclay's supporting bitcoin Circle, a Goldman Sach's backed bitcoin start-up is now receiving support from Barclay's Barclay's will provide the financial rails needed for Circle to store, transfer and exchange Sterlings for consumers Circle was granted an e-money licence which was hailed as a "major milestone" by ...

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IMF predicts greek default if brexit Top IMF officials, Poul Thomsen, head of the IMF's European Department, and Delia Velkouleskou, the IMF Mission Chief for Greece, predicts potential major problems for Greece in near future Predictions are that if Great Britain would leave the EU, a Greek default would be a highly possible coin...

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Blocksize debate closer to solution 900.000 USD have been raised by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to fund the work of bitcoins main developers, Wlad van der Laan, Cory Fields and Gavin Andresen The donations are given as “unrestricted gifts”, to ensure that the donors obtain no influence over the future development of the bi...

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On scaling bitcoin

Doubling the block size to 2Mb, a solution supported by Bitcoin classic, presents the only viable way forward for bitcoin • Bitcoin needs to stay true to its original value proposition; a better alternative to existing structures for transfer of value and a more trustworthy alternative to FIAT currencies as storage of value ...

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Bitcoin Tracker EUR to start trading on Nasdaq Nordic today

Stockholm, SWEDEN (October 5th, 2015) - XBT Provider AB is proud to announce the launch of Bitcoin tracker Euro.  Starting today anyone with a brokerage account connected to Nasdaq Nordic can trade the ETN "Bitcoin Tracker EUR" The ticker code is Bitcoin XBTE. ISIN: SE0007525332 Bitcoin Tracker EUR is designed to mirror the return of the underl...

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Bitcoin Tracker One changes regarding underlying exchanges

The global bitcoin market is developing at a rapid pace. In order to ensure that Bitcoin Tracker One always mirrors the bitcoin/USD price as correctly as possible, XBT Provider continuously evaluates which bitcoin markets that are best suited to be used as underlying markets for the ETN. An important development the last few months is the emergence of regulated US bitcoin exchanges. ...

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