Japan Bitcoin Exchanges to Stop Trades Aug. 1

Announcements, FinTech, Group, Investing, News, Regulation | July 19, 2017 By:

The Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA) said 13 bitcoin exchanges that are members of the association will stop accepting deposits and withdrawals on August 1.  The move comes to curb anticipated volatility during the SegWit2x activations.

“The occurrence of forking affects the transmission and receipt of bitcoins by all bitcoin users,

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The Surge Continues For Bitcoin, Other Crypto

Investing, News | July 18, 2017 By:

The bitcoin resurgence continued today, bolstered by news that 43 percent of miners have already activated the SegWit2x block enhancements.

The renewed single-coin price momentum saw bitcoin sitting at the $2,300 level at mid-day, up nearly 10 percent from Monday and a steep climb from the $1,700 bottom-feeder level of the weekend.

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John McAfee

McAfee Predicts Forked Bitcoin to Hit $500K

FinTech, Innovation, Investing, News, Opinion | July 18, 2017 By:

In a series of Tweets, eccentric software security entrepreneur John McAfee has indicated bitcoin’s single-coin price will hit $500,000 in three years. If it does not, he promised to perform a vulgar act of self-abasement on national television.

McAfee later hedged that he was talking about the forked version of bitcoin that may emerge if the upcoming SegWit2x block updates result in a split into two camps.

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CoinDash ICO Hacked and Halted

FinTech, Investing, News | July 18, 2017 By:

The initial coin offering (ICO) for CoinDash has been terminated because of a hack on the address used to transmit funds.

CoinDash is a cryptocurrency-based social-trading platform, providing tools and services that make interacting, handling and trading accessible.

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