Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 16

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 16 The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. * BTC/USD, ETH/USD and LTC/USD market data is…

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Not So Swell? Sibos Highlights Swift's Strained Relationship With Blockchain

Not So Swell? Sibos Highlights Swift's Strained Relationship With Blockchain There was a looming presence on day one of this year’s Sibos conference. Hosted by Swift, the messaging platform that today connects the world’s banks via a centralized ledger system, the event struggled in the face of an unlikely pressure – a competing conference across…

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World’s First Ethereum-based eSports Platform Launched

World’s First Ethereum-based eSports Platform Launched The eSports industry has posted a 41% year-on-year market growth, according to the 2017 Newzoo annual report, making it hard to ignore. Similarly, you would be hard-pressed to find a major industry that Blockchain technology isn’t disrupting.  In that light, World of Battles represents the ideal merger between the…

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An Australian University Is Giving Out Ether to Students

An Australian University Is Giving Out Ether to Students A public university in Australia is embarking on a new consumer loyalty research effort that will see students earning the cryptocurrency ether as they make purchases at on-campus retailers. The tie-up involves the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and startup LoyaltyX. Confirmed by the university’s…

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Bank of America Report: Bitcoin's True Value 'Impossible to Assess'

Bank of America Report: Bitcoin's True Value 'Impossible to Assess' A potential move by global brokerages to offer products around cryptocurrencies could have a big impact on the wider market, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch wrote. In an Oct. 16 research note entitled “Introducing cryptocurrencies – what are they good for?”, the analysts…

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Bernanke on Blockchain: 'Obvious' Benefits from Tech in Payments

Bernanke on Blockchain: 'Obvious' Benefits from Tech in Payments Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is bullish on blockchain. Speaking at Ripple’s Swell conference in Toronto today, Bernanke told a room of several hundred people, “Even within countries, payments can be slow and expensive; internationally it’s much worse because there’s no global central bank.” Continuing,…

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CRYPTO20 SET FOR ICO AFTER SUCCESSFUL $5M PRE-SALE

CRYPTO20 SET FOR ICO AFTER SUCCESSFUL $5M PRE-SALE CRYPTO20, the autonomous crypto index fund that tracks the top 20 cryptocurrencies, announced that their minimum fund cap was reached within hours of the pre-sale launch on 7 October 2017 Caymans, (October 16, 2017) CRYPTO20’s goal is to bring peace-of-mind cryptocurrencyA cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to provide…

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JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain

JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase is launching a new interbank payments platform powered by blockchain, the firm announced today. With the participation of two other banks – Australia-based ANZ and the Royal Bank of Canada (Australia) – the Interbank Information Network (IIN) will be built on Quorum, the…

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Bulls Take Breather? Bitcoin Slows as Price Struggles to Breach $6,000

Bulls Take Breather? Bitcoin Slows as Price Struggles to Breach $6,000 Evidence is growing that a recent rally in bitcoin prices may be nearing its end. While bitcoin has been on a tear of late, rising from a Sept. 29 low of $2,980 to new highs above $5,800 last week, the bitcoin-US dollar (BTC/USD) exchange…

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Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway

Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway Ether prices rose to a six-week high of $350 today as ethereum, the second largest blockchain by total value, appears to have successfully executed a widely anticipated software upgrade. The first part of a larger technology update called “Metropolis,” the “Byzantium” code was enacted this morning…

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