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As Bitcoin Surges To Record High, China Prepares Its Own Digital Currency
Zero Hedge • Tyler Durden
Venture Capital Fund to Become First to Issue Own Digital Tokens
Bloomberg • Olga Kharif
How the ONC is getting involved in blockchain
Becker's Hospital Review • Erin Dietsche
Check this out ... China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency
ForexLive • Eamonn Sheridan
Bitcoin Madness
Slope of Hope • Tim Knight
Even China Can't Kill Bitcoin
Bloomberg • Elaine Ou
Mizuho carries out blockchain document sharing and digital currency trial
Finextra
The Coming Blockchain Disruption: Trust without the "Middle-man"
The National Law Review • Allen, Heyl, P.C, Royster, Voelker
Bitcoin Price Sets Record on Trump Policy Uncertainties
Bloomberg • Olga Kharif
Dark marketplace
BBC
 
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Bitcoin, Currencies
As Bitcoin Surges To Record High, China Prepares Its Own Digital Currency
Zero HedgeTyler Durden
Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Bitcoin hit an all-time high over $1200 today. Traders are happy because the SEC is expected to rule on a Bitcoin ETF by March 11. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency. After...
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Bitcoin, Entrepreneurship
Venture Capital Fund to Become First to Issue Own Digital Tokens
BloombergOlga Kharif
Blockchain Capital LLC, which backs startups that use the technology best known for supporting bitcoin, plans to raise a new $50 million fund partly by issuing its own digital tokens, becoming the first venture fund to do so. The San Francisco-based company...
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Bitcoin, Technology Industry
How the ONC is getting involved in blockchain
Becker's Hospital ReviewErin Dietsche
The ONC is taking an interest in blockchain technology by hosting a "Blockchain in Healthcare Code-A-Thon." The code-a-thon, which the ONC is hosting in collaboration with the Chamber of Digital Commerce, will take place in Washington, D.C., from 8 a.m. on March...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Check this out ... China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency
ForexLiveEamonn Sheridan
The People's Bank of China has been cracking down on Bitcoin exchanges in China But, errrr, they do seem to have a liking for digital currencies otherwise .... Nothing suss ... the People's Bank of China has done trial runs of its...
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Bitcoin Madness
Slope of HopeTim Knight
@TK please please please! Update the blog software to allow us to neg ones on Ignore! IE: He is painfully normal...maybe you scared him..:} Edited: February 23, 2017 10:37PM FollowLikeDislikeTweetReplyPosted: 10:35PM Feb 23, 2017 Rating: +1 Shempitah Seeker Squirrel (ignored) Note Shempitah...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Even China Can't Kill Bitcoin
BloombergElaine Ou
Every time a government sets out to abolish something people like, the well-liked thing moves to where it can’t be stopped. This has happened with prohibition, gambling, the war on drugs and digital piracy. Now it's happening in China, where the government...
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Bitcoin, Finance
Mizuho carries out blockchain document sharing and digital currency trial
Finextra
Japan's Mizuho says it has successfully completed trials that used distributed ledger technology for cross-border document sharing and a custom digital currency. The banking group first outlined plans to work with US firm Cognizant on the document sharing initiative a year ago...
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Bitcoin, Legal Services
The Coming Blockchain Disruption: Trust without the "Middle-man"
The National Law ReviewAllen, Heyl, P.C, Royster, Voelker
Business and trade run best when there is trust, certainty, and transparency surrounding transactions. When humans traded in hunter gatherer economies or small villages, trust was enforced by social constraints or reputation. You knew who you were dealing with. When trade expanded...
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Bitcoin Price Sets Record on Trump Policy Uncertainties
BloombergOlga Kharif
Bitcoin rose to an all-time high as investors looked to hedge against potential global uncertainty related to policies of President Donald Trump and speculated that his administration will relax regulations governing the digital currency. The cryptocurrency rose 3.1 percent to $1,164.10 at...
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Antivirus Software, Bitcoin
Dark marketplace
BBC
One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public. A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded. But a glance into those places may not give...
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