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CME Bitcoin Futures Price Above $20k in First Day Trading

2 hours 27 min ago
CME Group's bitcoin futures trading began today with an opening price above $20,000 for its January 2018 contract.

2018: The Year Central Banks Begin Buying Cryptocurrency

13 hours 41 min ago
A former central banker is predicting big changes on major central bank balance sheets as cryptocurrencies continue to gain adoption and market share.

Sell the News? Bitcoin Price to Test $20k Ahead of CME Launch

14 hours 27 min ago
The price of bitcoin is edging up, but how it will respond to Sunday's launch of futures on the CME exchange is anyone's guess.

Bitcoin Takes All? Enterprise Blockchains Need Time, Too

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 09:45
This is not the kind of technology where you "move fast and break things." Financial market infrastructure is too big to bet on a buzzword.

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blockchain Highway

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 09:00
Not for easily swayed, vlogger Mike in Space narrates a tour through the world of bitcoin memes (and mixed messages) of 2017.

Class-Action Suit Targets ICO Promoted By Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:15
An initial coin offering (ICO) promoted by boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is at the center of a newly filed class-action complaint.

US Treasury Report: DLT Data Storage Raises Oversight Concerns

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:00
The Financial Oversight Stability Council acknowledged that virtual currencies are becoming more common, but have a limited impact on the economy.

'Clear and Loud': Parity to Drop First Bid for Frozen Ether Fix

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:00
After critical feedback from the ethereum community, Parity Technologies will not follow-up on any of its proposals for restoring frozen ether funds.

Monero Mining Malware Hits Russian Pipeline Giant Transneft

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:50
The world's largest oil pipeline reportedly had some of its computer systems affected by cryptocurrency mining malware.

US Commodities Regulator Proposes Definition for Cryptocurrency 'Delivery'

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:50
The CFTC has published a proposed interpretation of how it will deem that a cryptocurrency has been "delivered" from a buyer to a seller.

Ethereum, Ripple And Litecoin Have Arrived on Bloomberg Terminals

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:00
Financial data firm Bloomberg has added three new cryptocurrencies to its Terminal service.

$20k Bitcoin? Not Yet As Changing Charts Favor Crypto Rivals

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:00
A look at bitcoin's value across various crypto trading pairs suggests a substantial push higher might not be likely in the short term.

Blockchain Brain Drain Is About More Than Money

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:00
The next-generation of financial technologists will want more from corporations and businesses, argues ex-CME digitization lead Sandra Ro.

Crypto Collectables? Ethereum's Next Killer App Is on Its Way

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:00
The rise of CryptoKitties has called attention to ERC-721, an ethereum technical standard that could start a blockchain-based collectibles rush.

Ethereum Browser Bug Could Put User Funds At Risk

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:05
Using ethereum browser Mist may put cryptocurrency private keys at risk, according to an Ethereum Foundation blog post.

More to Come? Bitcoin Sets Record High Near $18k

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:25
Having successfully defended $16,000 earlier this week, bitcoin regained bid tone today and clocked a fresh record high above $17,800.

UK's FCA Chief Warns Bitcoin Investors: Be Prepared to Lose Your Money

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:05
The head of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority has warned that people stand to lose their funds if they invest in bitcoin.

US Government to Sell Off $10 Million in Seized Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
U.S. prosecutors in the state of Utah are moving to sell millions of dollars-worth of cryptocurrencies seized in an opioid drug case.

Survey: Most Bitcoin Investors Expect Even Fatter Returns in 2018

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 02:54
According to the survey by LendEDU, almost three-quarters of bitcoin investors in the U.S. plan to increase the size of their holdings next year.

2018: The Year We Make Cont(r)act

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
2017 may have been a historic year in blockchain, but Banca IMI's Massimo Morini argues the seeds for this revolution were sown in 2016.