|November 30th, 2016||UK’s Royal Mint and CME Group launching gold-backed blockchain assets|
The issuer of the UK’s coinage, and the world's leading export mint, The Royal Mint, has partnered with American futures company, and one of the largest options and futures exchanges, CME Group. The two companies are building and launching Royal Mint Gold (RMG), a blockchain-based digital asset backed by gold. Set to launch in 2017, “RMG will change the way traders and investors trade, execute and settle gold,” The Royal Mint announced on Tuesday. The mint is now inviting other market players to participate in this project by building connecting platforms to trade their assets.
|December 4th, 2016||Bank customers extorted for ten percent of balances|
The clientele of a privacy-focused bank in the tiny European country of Liechtenstein, Valartis Bank, received an email on Wednesday demanding that ten percent of their account balances be liquidated and sent to a hacker, via Bitcoin.
|December 4th, 2016||Bitcoin is the Beginning of the End of the Nation State Says Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof - CoinTelegraph|
Some experts believe that the unique qualities of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may be the answer to ending involuntary taxation as well as the nation state sooner rather than later. Stopping the monster in his tracks requires starving it of what it ...
|December 4th, 2016||Buy Royal Mint gold using Bitcoin tech - via your Isa firm - Telegraph.co.uk|
However, a fully open system with anonymous participants, such as Bitcoin's, can cause regulatory headaches. The Royal Mint and CME have yet to decide who will have access to their ledger. A Mint spokesman said the new technology was “a very efficient ...
|December 4th, 2016||China Restricts Gold Importation, Increasing Bitcoin Demand - CoinTelegraph|
Last week, Cointelegraph reported that the Indian government had planned to ban the importation of gold and impose heavy taxes on gold investors. On Dec. 1, China also restricted the importation of gold in order to prevent capital leaving the country.
|December 3rd, 2016||Bitcoin firm opens blockchain incubator in India - The Hindu|
The team behind bitcoin company, GBMiners, said that it has started South Asia's first Blockchain incubator called Satoshi Studios. Named after Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of bitcoin, the incubator is inviting applications from ...
|December 3rd, 2016||Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem gives first interview out of prison ... - Business Insider|
The self-professed computer geek turned divisive digital currency entrepreneur won notoriety as the founder of BitInstant. The firm took off, attracting investors ...and more »
|December 2nd, 2016||Bitcoin Users Brace For IRS Audits From Coinbase Summons - Forbes|
Many Bitcoin and other digital currency users are worried that the IRS will get their account information from Coinbase. What's more, the IRS can use it to audit them, or worse, to mount a criminal investigation. Is it time to panic? Not quite ...
|December 2nd, 2016||Federal judge orders Coinbase to turn over bitcoin user data|
A federal court in the Northern District of California has authorized the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain information about U.S. taxpayers who conducted transactions through Coinbase from 2013 to 2015.
|December 2nd, 2016||Bitcoin on a mission to make freelancing truly borderless|
Before the internet era, if you lacked job opportunities in your area, migrating was the only option you had. You had to physically move to where work would be found. Often times, this movement involved crossing national borders.
|December 1st, 2016||Bitcoin Price Analysis - The trend is your friend|
The larger bitcoin trend remains a bullish week, having touched $750 before closing at $745. The spot price is well within the uptrend channel, the MACD momentum oscillator has printed a bullish divergence pattern, and a cup and handle pattern appears to be forming.
|December 1st, 2016||German Central Bank testing blockchain technology|
The German Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, and the operator of the country’s stock exchange, Deutsche Börse, recently announced a research blockchain. “The Deutsche Bundesbank hopes that this prototype will contribute to a better practical understanding of blockchain technology in order to assess its potential," said Carl-Ludwig Thiele, Member of the Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank.