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MIT to Issue Diplomas Using Bitcoin Blockchain

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced a pilot program that will issue diplomas to 111 graduates utilizing the bitcoin blockchain. The program is the product of a partnership between the MIT Registrar’s Office and Learning Machine – a Massachusetts-based company specializing in software development. Also Read: MIT Study Shows Exclusivity Encourages Greater Bitcoin Adoption […]

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October 22, 2017 0

Seven Japanese Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Seven of Japan’s leading bitcoin exchanges have announced their policies regarding the planned Bitcoin Gold hard fork of the Bitcoin network. The country’s largest exchange, Bitflyer, plans to distribute and trade the new cryptocurrency. Some exchanges will only distribute the coins, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach. Also read: Two South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Announce Hard […]

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October 22, 2017 0

Minimalist Family Sells Everything for Bitcoin Hoping It Pays Off

Some people are very passionate about bitcoin, and then some people are really big believers in the cryptocurrency revolution. One such person is 39-year-old, Didi Taihuttu, a Netherlands native that’s been selling everything he owns including his home and valuable belongings for bitcoin. Also read: Markets Update: The Bitcoin Price Rocket Blasts Off Again This Family […]

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October 10, 2017 0

President of European Central Bank: “Not Within Our Power to Prohibit or Regulate Bitcoin”

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, has stated that bitcoin does not fall under the regulatory powers of the ECB. The statement was made in response to a question from the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. Also Read: European Central Bank Criticizes Estonian National Cryptocurrency Plans “It […]

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September 27, 2017 0

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million Rubles

Russian Government Seeks Cryptocurrency Researchers, Will Pay 2.5 Million RublesThe Russian State Duma is holding a tender for a detailed study on the subject of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The government will pay the winner 2.5 million rubles out of the federal budget. The deadline for submissions is October 10. Also read: Bank of Russia Opposes Cryptocurrency Legalization, Worried About ‘Loss […]

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September 24, 2017 0

Five Leading Russian Universities Start Offering Cryptocurrency Courses

Many universities across Russia have added new courses to their existing finance curricula that are focused on cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology. They will offer these courses for the first time this academic year due to high demand. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency Courses A number of top universities in […]

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September 18, 2017 0

After the Boss Calls Bitcoin a ‘Fraud’ — JP Morgan Buys the Dip

notesJust recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on JP Morgan executive Jamie Dimon calling bitcoin a “fraud” and claiming he would fire any employee from his firm who traded the digital currency for being “stupid.” Now it seems JP Morgan has been caught red-handed purchasing a bunch of XBT shares, otherwise known as exchange-traded-notes, that track the price […]

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September 16, 2017 2

The Risks of Segregated Witness: Problems under Evidence Laws

The Risks of Segregated Witness: Problems under Evidence LawsBy Jimmy Nguyen Chief IP, Communications & Legal Officer – nChain Group The bitcoin community still debates whether Segregated Witness will help the network’s scalability or will instead create more problems.  As I have previously written, SegWit raises legal questions because it would enable full digital signature (witness) data to be dropped from the transaction […]

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September 12, 2017 0

Project to Subsidize Electricity Costs to Cryptocurrency Miners Underway in Russia

Project to Subsidize Electricity Costs to Cryptocurrency Miners Underway in RussiaThe preparation of a pilot project is underway in Russia to subsidize electricity costs to cryptocurrency mining farm owners, according to local publications. Meanwhile, interest in bitcoin, ether, and mining have been growing significantly this year. Also read: Russia Discusses Starting Cryptocurrency Mining With Its 20+ Gigawatt Surplus Pilot Project Benefiting Cryptocurrency Miners The Institute for […]

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September 7, 2017 0

Luxury Dubai High Rise Apartments Will Be Sold for Bitcoin

This week two business luminaries, Baroness Michelle Mone and Douglas Barrowman, have announced the sale of 2.4 million square feet of Dubai residential property will be sold for bitcoin. The residential 40-storey tower apartments will be the first properties located in Dubai’s Science Park priced and sold for a cryptocurrency settlement. Also Read: Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange […]

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September 5, 2017 0