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Monday, October 16, 2017

CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News October 17, 2017 at 07:00AM #ETH



Chicago Mercantile Exchange Files #Patent For Distributed Database Platform https://t.co/F61Db68G0S #CME #blockchain

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



Day one of Swift's annual Sibos conference found the interbank messaging platform under pressure from the rising tide of cryptocurrencies.

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CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News October 17, 2017 at 05:04AM #ETH



.@steiger_nicolas #Australia FinTech Groups Advocate State-Sponsored #Cryptocurrency https://t.co/wyyfnBuYYy

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CryptoCurrency News: An Australian University Is Giving Out Ether to Students



The University of New South Wales' consumer loyalty research effort will pay students in ether for making purchases at on-campus retailers.

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



A new research note from Bank of America explores the investment implications of cryptocurrencies.

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CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News October 17, 2017 at 03:02AM #ETH



#Russia To Mint #Cryptoruble https://t.co/CCCBrvIXMa #Cryptor #Cryptocurrency

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[FOREX NEWS] GBP/USD falls to support as May’s Brussels trip looks unfruitful


PM Theresa May made a trip to Brussels on a short notice. So far, it seems that this trip is not yielding any fruits. GBP/USD is falling to support at 1.3230. Further support awaits only at 1.3110. Resistance is at 1.3340. May, alongside Brexit minister David Davis, flew to the Belgian capital to meet with [...]

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



Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said blockchain technology has the opportunity to innovate in payments during Ripple's Swell conference.

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CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News October 17, 2017 at 01:21AM #ETH



.@VitalikButerin @hudsonjameson @5chdn #Ethereum’s #Byzantium Update Widely Successful https://t.co/2RFdVvfmwf

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CryptoCurrency News: Ethereum's Gavin Wood Is Calling for More 'Conservative' Hard Forks



One of the founders of ethereum is calling for the network to learn its lesson from Monday's fork, arguing better upgrade processes are needed.

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[FOREX NEWS] Catalan police chief avoids jail, but receives some sanctions – crisis worsens


Josep LluĂ­s Trapero, the head of the Catalan police is not sent to prison, at least for now. The public prosecutor demanded prison with no bail option. The judge left him at his liberty, but he is requested to hand in his passport. The “Major” was a hero during the terrible terror attacks in Barcelona [...]

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CryptoCurrency: Ethereum News October 16, 2017 at 11:38PM #ETH



A Brand New Asset Class Called #Cryptocurrency https://t.co/9tCzZh99QT #ETN

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CryptoCurrency News: Gates Foundation to Use Ripple Interledger Tech in Mobile Payments Push



DLT startup Ripple is one of several firms to contribute to a new payments services app from the Gates Foundation.

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



The price of bitcoin neared $6,000 last week, but charts suggest little evidence a big push across that threshold will be forthcoming.

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CryptoCurrency News: JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain



JPMorgan Chase is backing a new blockchain-based platform for interbank payments, the firm announced today.

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CryptoCurrency News: $40 Million: Digital Asset Holdings Closes Series B Fundraising



The enterprise blockchain startup has raised another $40 million in funding and hired a former Microsoft executive.

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CryptoCurrency News: BNP, Tata Tap Blockchain for Event Announcements Platform



BNP Paribas has partnered with Indian IT firm Tata Consultancy Services to bring blockchain's reliability to corporate event announcements.

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CryptoCurrency News: BBVA Advances FX Matching Pilot Built on R3 Ledger Tech



A distributed ledger tech pilot, aimed at simplifying back-office reconciliation processes at major financial institutions, is moving forward.

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CryptoCurrency News: Swift Startup Winner Demos Smart Contract Trade with 5 Financial Firms



Blockchain startup SmartContract has today unveiled a new a proof-of-concept built with assistance from five major financial institutions.

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CryptoCurrency News: Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway



Despite an apparently smooth technical upgrade, the price of ether is flat at press time, continuing to trade in the $350 range.

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CryptoCurrency News: Accenture Announces New Head of Blockchain Innovation



Accenture has hired Iliana Oris Valiente as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for its emerging technology group.

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CryptoCurrency News: CME Patent Filings Outline Blockchain Base For Financial Transactions



The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has filed for two patents outlining a blockchain system that stores and automatically executes financial transactions.

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CryptoCurrency News: Obvious Bubble? SEC Committee Lashes Out at Bitcoin and ICOs



Mainstream institutional investors had some harsh critiques for the cryptocurrency and ICO token community at a recent SEC committee meeting.

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CryptoCurrency News: Tradeshift Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium as Premier Member



Business network platform Tradeshift has joined the Hyperledger blockchain project as its latest premier member.

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CryptoCurrency News: Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Is Running Smoothly, Developers Say



Although it's still very early days for ethereum's Byzantium upgrade, developers indicate that the hard fork is running smoothly so far.

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[FOREX NEWS] GBP/USD ticks up on effort to reignite Brexit talks


UK Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Brussels in an effort to unblock Brexit talks. The acrimony between her Brexit Minister David Davis and the chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier was clear last week. Barnier said the talks reached a deadlock. May will be joined by Davis and Barnier will be joined by Jean-Claude [...]

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[FOREX NEWS] Catalan crisis deepens: Puigdemont refuses to play by Rajoy’s rules – EUR/USD slides


Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy laid down an ultimatum to Catalan President Carles Puigdemont: clarify if you declared independence. If so, Madrid was ready to suspense the autonomy and impose direct rule. The answer came just before the 8:00 GMT deadline but it isn’t a clear binary response. The letter states that the Catalan government is [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Ethereum Executes Blockchain Hard Fork to Byzantium



Ethereum's Byzantium upgrade has just executed by way of a hard fork at block number 4,370,000.

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CryptoCurrency News: IBM's Stellar Move: Tech Giant Uses Cryptocurrency in Cross-Border Payments



IBM has been settling real cross-border payments in the South Pacific on a blockchain using Stellar's Lumen cryptocurrency.

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