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World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

Since early 2015, Dubai has focused on taking blockchain technology mainstream. On March 6, 2017, the World Blockchain Forum returns to the opulent Burj Al Arab in Dubai so participants can learn and capitalize on these innovative technologies first hand. Blockchain Accelerates in Dubai Cryptocurrency solutions like Bitcoin and underlying blockchain protocols are growing quite popular in Dubai. The country’s Crown...

Falling GBTC Premium Indicates Market Expects SEC to Approve Bitcoin ETFs

Next month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has to make a couple of decisions regarding bitcoin ETFs. While three of them are pending approval, the third, Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), is many months away. As the deadlines for the first two bitcoin ETFs draw near, the BIT’s premium has fallen significantly, indicating that the market...

Price Perseveres Above 4-Digit Sweet Spot

The Bitcoin price is rising once again, passing US$1,060 per BTC. Bitcoin’s value has stayed above $1,000 for 22 days and counting since 2013. Also read: Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume Bitcoin’s 1K Consolidation The price of bitcoin seems to have consolidated in the $1,000 range during most of February. Bitcoin’s fiat value kicked into high gear again on February 16, reaching a...

Yours Updates Reveal Many Ways to Earn Bitcoin

Yours is a long-awaited social media platform that promises to pay users bitcoin for different types of content. Long hailed as a potential killer app for bitcoin, Yours will have the ability for anyone anywhere in the world to start earning bitcoin with nothing more than an internet connection. As the project approaches its launch date, more details have...

Bitcoin.com’s 4BTC Forum Competition Ends March 1st

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Bitcoin.com’s Forum is an active group of both new and long-time cryptocurrency enthusiasts. During the holiday season, we initiated a contest to reward the best post or thread created on our forum. The grand prize winner will be rewarded 4BTC, and three runners-up will receive other prizes, as well. Although the contest has started, users can still participate. It ends March...

The Race Towards Truly Anonymous Cryptocurrency Is On

Anonymous

Anonymous cryptocurrency is in demand, and there are concerted efforts on multiple fronts to make it a reality. For instance, the privacy-centric alternative cryptocurrency, Monero, has enjoyed monumental price gains as understanding about Bitcoin blockchain transparency has become better understood. The digital currency uses an amended version of Bitcoin's proof-of-work consensus algorithm called 'proof-of-work-anonymous.' Notably, Monero gained popularity as...

Congressional Caucus Launched to Study Digital Currencies and Blockchain

Over the past few months, politicians and regulators have sought to grasp the concept of Bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain. This past week, U.S. representatives Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) revealed the launch of a bipartisan Congressional Blockchain Caucus. Also read: Bitcoin-Powered Whaleclub Crosses $1B in Total Trading Volume A Congressional Blockchain Caucus Across the U.S., bureaucrats and states are trying...

Global Cannabis Seed Banks Are Accepting Bitcoin

“What has really struck us is the way the global cannabis community has banded together using the power of the internet,” says a Royal Queen Seeds representative who prefers to simply go by Alex. “Before, people had to rely on friends, local growers, and trial-and-error to learn and grow. The internet has created a platform for everyone to share techniques...

Luis Buenaventura Highlights ‘Bitcoin’s Strongest Use Case’

Many people believe global remittance will be Bitcoin’s killer application. This week Bitcoin.com spoke with Luis Buenaventura, remittance expert and Chief Technology Officer at Bloom Solutions, concerning using Bitcoin within the remittance market. We discuss Bitcoin’s possibilities within the billion dollar remittance industry and the recent regulations in the Philippines.   Remittances & Bitcoin Buenaventura has studied the subject of utilizing...

EU Proposes Storing Personal Data From Digital Currency E-Commerce In The Union

A Committee of the European Parliament has recently proposed amendments to a regulation including online purchases using digital currencies such as bitcoin. Calling for customer data from such transactions to be stored in the EU, the goal is to protect consumers, it says. Also read: Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies The Purpose of the Regulation The proposal was written...