TD Bank: 90% of Finance Professionals Think Blockchain Will Have a Positive Impact

TD Bank: 90% of Finance Professionals Think Blockchain Will Have a Positive Impact A TD Bank survey revealed that 90 percent of treasury and finance professionals think that blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) will positively affect the payments industry, according to a press release published on Feb. 6. The survey, conducted by top ten United States-based bank TD — a…

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‘GoxRising’ Movement Aims to Reboot Mt. Gox Exchange, Make ‘Gox Coin’ for Creditors

‘GoxRising’ Movement Aims to Reboot Mt. Gox Exchange, Make ‘Gox Coin’ for Creditors A new movement dubbed “GoxRising” is calling for a new, accelerated rehabilitation plan for  creditors of the now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox, with the long-term goal of rebooting the trading platform. The development was reported in an interview with its author, controversial industry figure Brock…

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BitTorrent Partners with CoinPayments to Launch Support for Native BTT Token

BitTorrent Partners with CoinPayments to Launch Support for Native BTT Token Peer-to-peer (p2p) torrent client BitTorrent has announced that its native token, BitTorrent Token (BTT), based on the TRON protocol, is now supported by CoinPayments’ crypto payments gateway. The news was shared with Cointelegraph in a press release Feb. 7. As reported, BitTorrent launched its BTT token this January —…

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Bitcoin Trading Reaches All Time High in Venezuela Amidst Ongoing Economic Collapse

Bitcoin Trading Reaches All Time High in Venezuela Amidst Ongoing Economic Collapse Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes in Venezuela have reached a new all-time high amidst massive hyperinflation and an ongoing presidential crisis, tech news outlet TrustNodes reports Feb. 6. Bitcoin weekly trading volumes reached above 2,000 BTC (about $6.8 million) on peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange LocalBitcoins during the week ending Feb. 2.…

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Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Plans Blockchain Platform in H2

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Plans Blockchain Platform in H2 Switzerland’s top stock exchange, SIX, aims to roll out a blockchain platform to speed up trading later this year. Reuters reported Feb. 6 that SIX chairman Romeo Lacher said the planned new SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) will initially operate alongside the existing SIX platform. Currently, a trade takes…

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Ripple Teams With 10 New Universities for Blockchain Research Initiative

Ripple Teams With 10 New Universities for Blockchain Research Initiative Ripple has partnered with another 10 top universities for its blockchain research program. Announcing the news on Thursday, the blockchain payments infrastructure firm said that the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) is aimed to help grow the blockchain technology ecosystem. Now joining the initiative are…

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Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie

Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie The most cypherpunk way to celebrate Valentine’s Day may be to buy lingerie with bitcoin. Panties.com founder Lila Williams told CoinDesk that she receives “a handful” of bitcoin payments every month since she started accepting bitcoin in March 2017. So, this Valentine’s Day season, her site is…

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