Bitcoin innovator Colu looks to connect blockchains for

Colu raises $2.5M to use the blockchain for something other than Bitcoin

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Create your own currency on the Bitcoin blockchain in 60 seconds using the Colu dashboard

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Bitt, Colu and Netki to put fiat currencies on bitcoin blockchain

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Bitcoin innovator Colu looks to connect blockchains for central bank cryptocurrencies

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Bitcoin innovator Colu looks to connect blockchains for central bank cryptocurrencies

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Bitcoin innovator Colu looks to connect blockchains for central bank cryptocurrencies

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Create your own currency on the Bitcoin blockchain in 60 seconds using the Colu dashboard

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Bitt, Colu and Netki to put fiat currencies on bitcoin blockchain

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Create your own currency on the Bitcoin blockchain in 60 seconds using the Colu dashboard

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Barbadian Digital Dollar company Bitt partners with Colu and Netki for fiat currency on Bitcoin blockchain

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Colu Launch Taps Bitcoin Blockchain to Digitize Assets, Starting with Music

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BitMax.io(BTMX.io)News Digest 20190812

Major Headlines (Coindesk)

IRS Warnings to Bitcoin Traders Offer Clues to Coming Tax Guidance Bitcoin Price Faces Struggle to Hold Above $11K After Range Breakdown Coinbase UK Dropping Support for Cryptocurrency Zcash Colu May Buy Back ICO Tokens in Pivot Away From Blockchain New Zealand Tax Office Makes It Legal to Pay Salaries in Crypto IBM, Tata Become First Big Techs to Back Hedera Blockchain Goldman Sachs Analysts’ Slide Suggests Now’s a Good Time to Buy Bitcoin China’s Central Bank ‘Close’ to Launching Official Digital Currency

Takeaway

IRS Warnings to Bitcoin Traders Offer Clues to Coming Tax Guidance
· The IRS’ recent warning letters to 10,000 traders offer hints at what its forthcoming guidance on crypto taxes might say.
· While the letters are not guidance, the tea leaves indicate the IRS might be changing its required methods for calculating the value of crypto holdings and the forms and schedules for reporting them.
· Major questions remain unresolved, including how hard forks and airdrops should be treated.
Bitcoin Price Faces Struggle to Hold Above $11K After Range Breakdown
· Bitcoin’s short duration charts indicate the bears are in control and prices could drop below $11,000 in the next 24 hours.
· A strong bounce from the 5- and 10-week moving averages at $10,804 and $10,625, respectively, could fuel a rise back to $12,000.
· A high-volume weekly close (Sunday, UTC) or a back-to-back daily close above $12,000 is needed to revive the bullish outlook.
Coinbase UK Dropping Support for Cryptocurrency Zcash
· The U.K. arm of Coinbase appears to be dropping support for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash.
· The cryptocurrency exchange gave no specific reason for the removal of the cryptocurrency but said all remaining ZEC balances on Aug. 26 will be automatically converted to British pounds in users accounts.
Colu May Buy Back ICO Tokens in Pivot Away From Blockchain
· Blockchain startup Colu will repurchase approximately 54 million tokens sold during its $17 million ICO from those that participated in the crowd-sale.
· The company launched the token project in four cities, including London, Liverpool and Tel Aviv. It received an additional $14.5 million from financial and insurance company IDB Group for the project.
· Professor of behavioral economics: “Colu DLT’s decision to purchase CLN tokens appears unprecedented in the industry. It demonstrates how the Colu Group’s core values guide its actions. The Colu Group is focused on fostering relations between municipalities, local businesses, residents, and other city stakeholders. These relationships rely on the very same kind of trust and consideration, which is now being shown towards CLN token holders. It is wonderful to see the Colu Group following their ethical standards not just in words but in action. Such acts of giving up profits for the benefits of customers, partners, and investors are crucial to this tech sector if we want it to continue to evolve and grow.”
New Zealand Tax Office Makes It Legal to Pay Salaries in Crypto
· New Zealand’s tax office, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), has made it legal to receive salaries in cryptocurrency, and be taxed accordingly.
· The crypto asset being paid must also be able to be exchanged for fiat currency, and must have the primary purpose of acting like a currency or be pegged to the price of one or more fiat currencies
· As far as tax goes, salaries paid in crypto assets will be treated as PAYE (pay as you earn) income payments. These are deducted by the employer and passed onto the tax department.
IBM, Tata Become First Big Techs to Back Hedera Blockchain
· IBM and Indian telecom company Tata Communications have joined the governance council of Hedera Hashgraph, a blockchain-like public network for enterprises.
· Now, eight of the 39 available spots for governing council members are filled.
· Principal offering manager of the IBM Blockchain Platform: “The most exciting part is the proposed Hedera Consensus Service. It has the potential to provide the core innovation of proof-of-work blockchains, like bitcoin and ethereum, without the performance and privacy trade-offs that are typically associated with these networks.”
Goldman Sachs Analysts’ Slide Suggests Now’s a Good Time to Buy Bitcoin
· Market intel from Goldman Sachs suggests investors should capitalize on the current price dip and buy bitcoin.
· Goldman said that the short-term target for bitcoin (BTC) is $13,971 and that investors should consider buying on any dips in the current scenario.
· Goldman Note: “Any such retracement from $12,916-$13,971 should be viewed as an opportunity to buy on weakness as long as it doesn’t retrace further than the $9,084 low,”
China’s Central Bank ‘Close’ to Launching Official Digital Currency
· Deputy director of the payments unit at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), said its researchers have been hard at work since last year to complete the systems needed to support the digital yuan offering and that it is “close to being out.”
· Early in July, the former governor of the PBoC Zhou Xiaochuan said that Libra poses a threat to payments systems and national currencies.
· Zhou argued that the Chinese government should “make good preparations and make the Chinese yuan a stronger currency,” and that “commercial entities” could be allowed to issue digital yuans, as Hong Kong allows with its dollar.
(All citations of the News Digest are taken from Coindesk.)
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These Bitcoin companies already announced their position regarding a potential fork. If you didn't yet, please let your users know where you stand.

A joint statement by 20 exchanges

Including: Bitfinex, Bitstamp, BTCC, Kraken, BTC China, Poloniex, itBit, ShapeShift, bitt and others.
...we have decided to designate the Bitcoin Unlimited fork as BTU (or XBU). The Bitcoin Core implementation will continue to trade as BTC
However, none of the undersigned can list BTU unless we can run both chains independently without incident. Consequently, we insist that the Bitcoin Unlimited community (or any other consensus breaking implementation) build in strong two-way replay protection.
https://www.bitfinex.com/bitcoin_hardfork_statement

Bitgo

We are 100% supportive of the safe, tested SegWit functionality available for activation in core code today and believe it is by far the safest way to gain additional block space in the near term.
Bitcoin Unlimited does not meet the above tests for being a supportable fork today. In fact, it fails all three criteria. Additionally, there are serious problems with “emergent consensus”...
As such, we will not be able to provide support for a hard fork caused by Bitcoin Unlimited in its current form.
https://blog.bitgo.com/bitgos-approach-to-handling-a-hard-fork-71e572506d7d#.y9we2glr2

Bitrated

We cannot responsibly support Bitcoin Unlimited on the Bitrated platform as an altcoin due its lack of hardfork-related safety measures, its inherent re-org instability and its potentially prohibitive operational costs.
Bitrated is technically, financially and logistically unable to safely and reasonably support networks with unbounded block size or with the “emergent consensus” mechanism
In the case of the mainline Bitcoin client adopting an unbounded block size proposal, we will be forced to shut our full-nodes off and cease offering services for the BTC currency.
https://medium.com/@bitrated/bitrateds-position-on-network-splits-and-bitcoin-unlimited-4685c5c3f8e8

Canadian Bitcoin Economic Nodes

We support the activation of Segregated Witness as an immediate solution to Bitcoin scaling and as a fundamental component of a long-term capacity increases roadmap.
Any contentious hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain shall be considered an alternative cryptocurrency (altcoin), regardless of the relative hashing power on the forked chain.
In addition, we believe Emergent Consensus fundamentally alters the nature of Bitcoin by increasing the responsibilities and powers of the Bitcoin miners, disrupting the existing checks and balances system.
https://hackernoon.com/canadian-bitcoin-economic-nodes-unite-against-bitcoin-unlimited-412786fb4bb6

Colu

...we support SegWit, both as an immediate yet cautious increase in block size, and as a first step for solutions like Lightning, which we are already building on.
We clearly recommend that issuers choose Bitcoin Core, as we believe it’s the safest option. For this reason, all hosted infrastructure supplied by us will continue to use Bitcoin Core. We also won’t be able to provide support for other forks.
https://medium.com/colu/on-coins-of-color-and-forks-of-force-1363f3977170#.rsf3njy60

Electrum

I, Thomas Voegtlin, support Segregated Witness as a scaling solution for Bitcoin, and I am opposed to a hard fork initiated by miners running Bitcoin Unlimited.
http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/hardfork.html

Bitsquare

As many of you might have noticed on Twitter, Bitsquare is in clear opposition to BU and I personally consider it not only as a reckless and irresponsible behavior [...] but as a political attack on Bitcoin.
In the rather unlikely event that they really start a hard fork and the even more unlikely event that they would succeed to take over the Bitcoin network and destroy the current version I would either move the main currency to what will be the follower project of the current Bitcoin Core development branch or move to another Altcoin like Monero.
This personal position might explain why I react rather emotional and radical in regards to BU. I experience it not only as a threat for Bitcoin but as a threat to the work I was spending my time the last 3 years.”
https://forum.bitsquare.io/t/how-bitsquare-would-deal-with-a-bu-hard-fork/1780

Poloniex

We will support Bitcoin Core continuously as BTC.
Poloniex agrees that any contentious hard fork must include replay attack protection
https://poloniex.com/press-releases/2017.03.17-Hard-Fork

Armory

The Armory developers (goatpig, droark, and achow101) support Segregated Witness as is in its current form, and also support Bitcoin Core. The Armory developers also oppose hard forks that may attack the original chain.
https://github.com/achow101/BitcoinArmory/blob/gh-pages/_posts/2017-3-26-armory-and-hard-forks.md

Bitonic / Bl3p

We will not consider contentious hard forks (without industry-wide consensus) as Bitcoin. Instead we will consider it an alternative cryptocurrency which we will not, out of principle, support.
... we are not financially and technically capable of supporting Bitcoin Unlimited based on the "Emergent Consensus" principle, not for ourselves and not for our customers.
BL3P will, in any case, continue to support the blockchain that is based on the Bitcoin Core software. The bitcoins on this chain will be listed as 'BTC'.
https://bitonic.nl/en/news/121/statement-possible-split-in-bitcoin https://bl3p.eu/news/16/Hard+fork+policy+

GreenAddress

GreenAddress does not support contentious hard forks that risk disenfranchising users, irrespective of hashing power. We believe that such an outcome would create an irreparable precedent that would severely undermine social trust in Bitcoin and potentially set it back for years to come.
https://blog.greenaddress.it/2017/03/27/greenaddress-position-on-contentious-forks/

Blockchainlab Milan

Indispensable prerequisites for a hard fork to be not contentious are:
  1. Clear activation and on-chain coordination processes.
  2. Long grace period which reflects a pessimistic and conservative assessment of node upgrade capacity.
  3. Strong 2-way replay protection which does not place excessive burden on the users.
  4. Wipe-out protection, meaning that the hard fork must be permanent.
  5. Must be entirely open-source at all times of the development and implementation process.
  6. Must be peer-reviewed and tested extensively over a sustained period of time.
Currently Bitcoin Unlimited is not in compliance with any of points outlined.
https://medium.com/@BHBnetwork/bhb-statement-on-proposed-hard-fork-7b8f82da05e5

Coins.ph

Coins.ph supports a single version of Bitcoin, which is Bitcoin Core (BTC)
we consider any hard fork which is rolled out without industry-wide consensus, and therefore splits the network, to be an altcoin, not Bitcoin itself. This is irrespective of how much hash power the forked coin may have. Ours is only one voice of many, but this is entirely consistent with the view currently taken by the economic majority of Bitcoin exchanges.
http://blog.coins.ph/post/158960095064/how-coinsph-will-handle-a-bitcoin-fork

BitMEX

In the case of a fork, we support the plan as proposed by Bitfinex, Bitstamp, BTCC et al. It will not be possible for any exchange, including BitMEX, to support both chains separately. For these reasons, BU will not be listed or used as a deposit/withdrawal currency until replay protection is implemented and BU is not at risk of a blockchain reorganization if the Core chain becomes longer.
https://blog.bitmex.com/a-statement-on-the-possible-bitcoin-unlimited-hard-fork
Edit: adding others that come up in the comments

Coinbase

The only version of Bitcoin supported on the Coinbase platform today is Bitcoin Core, currently represented by the symbol BTC.
We may provide support for Bitcoin Unlimited in the future depending on market conditions and stability of the protocol, but we cannot guarantee whether or when such support may be available. Customers who wish to access both blockchains at the time of the hard fork should withdraw their BTC from Coinbase since we cannot guarantee what will happen during the hard fork or when this access may be available.
If one chain receives an overwhelming majority of support from miners, users, and exchanges, we reserve the right to alter the names of chains or discontinue support for certain chains in the future.
https://blog.coinbase.com/update-for-customers-with-bitcoin-stored-on-coinbase-904dea08ac5f

Shapeshift

If a fork happens (with BU or anything similar in the future), ShapeShift will list it as a new coin (new name, new symbol). This is purely for practical reasons, not a judgement for or against. If the market decides to follow the BU chain, then after enough time, and with enough clarity on the market's decision (ie - not ambiguous), we would refer to that chain as Bitcoin and ShapeShift may reassign the name/ticker.
Hardforking from the main chain doesn't create an altcoin. It creates a decision point, on which every market participate must judge for himself. The outcome of those decisions, unpredictable ahead of time, is a more appropriate declaration of the true Bitcoin than any specific group within. Stated differently, if a majority doesn't get to declare what Bitcoin is, then certainly neither does a minority. It is a choice we're happy leaving to the market, anything else is the exact kind of centralization that Bitcoin was built to resist.
ShapeShift supports SegWit and a HF to larger blocksize, but does not support BU. We are seeing the utility of the Bitcoin network decay with time (while simultaneously becoming more expensive), and SegWit plus a HF to bigger blocks is the most practical and reasonable short and medium term solution.
https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/62dlaw/these_bitcoin_companies_already_announced_theidfluhe4/

Bitrefill

We strongly oppose any attempt of contentious hard forks in Bitcoin. We’re one of the biggest individual bitcoin e-merchants worldwide, processing tens of thousands of Bitcoin tx every month. Fees are a huge issue for us and our users who make many small-value transactions, but [...] hard forking Bitcoin risks destroying everything that makes it unique and working. There are far better solutions for lowering fees. SegWit is currently the best step forward for bitcoin, and we will be using it immediately once it becomes available.
https://twitter.com/bitrefill/status/843604093260222464
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Meta Protocols list

Hi,
I'm looking to build a full list of known Meta Protocols on top of Bitcoin that utilise OP_RETURN with a prefix.
Name link OP_RETURN Hex Prefix
Open Asset https://github.com/OpenAssets/open-assets-protocol/blob/masteaddress-format.mediawiki 4f4101
Eternity Wall http://eternitywall.it/ 455720
Factom http://factom.org/ 4661
CoinSpark http://coinspark.org/developers/metadata-format/ 53504b
Proof of Existence https://www.proofofexistence.com/ 444f4350524f4f46
University of Nicosia http://digitalcurrency.unic.ac.cy/certificates 554e6963444320
Colu http://colu.co/ 434301 ??
Ascribe https://www.ascribe.io/ 41534 ??
Blockchain ID https://github.com/blockstack/blockstore 6964??
Feedback, additions, or corrections on the list above, much appreciated!
EDIT: Updates EDIT: More Updates (thanks!)
Name link OP_RETURN Hex Prefix
Counterparty https://github.com/CounterpartyXCP/counterparty-lib 434e545250525459
Omni Layer https://github.com/OmniLayeomnicore/ 6f6d6e69
Stampery https://stampery.co/ 5331
Openchain (https://docs.openchain.org/en/latest/general/anchoring.html#blockchain-anchor-format 4f43
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Ledger Blue and Counterparty?

I noticed that the site lists support for Counterparty under the following notice at the bottom of the product page:
"BLOCKCHAIN SUPPORT Bitcoin (COLU, *Counterparty** support)"*
How is Counterparty supported? Is the Counterparty wallet integrated with the Blue? Can token wallets be secured in the same way the Ledger Bitcoin Wallet is secured?
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Bitcoin Trading Intelligence

Hope all is well guys. Thank you for the feedback on our last Bitcoin Trading Intelligence newsletter. Hope this one addresses some of those points.
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Note on the Flash Crash:
On August 18th the Bitcoin market experienced a flash crash on a number of exchanges, led by Bitfinex. It appears, according to swap data there was a number of large positions which closed in tandem causing a whipsaw effect, accelerated by market panic. Thankfully it does appear this was an isolated issue, and not a fundamental break down of the market. The price touched $160s on Bitfinex, and has since recovered to the $230 region, signaling this may have been entirely a result of an issue with an exchange or exchanges. We’ll know more in the coming days, but at this time we believe this to be the case. We’ve selected Bitstamp for our charts, as it did not have as drastic a reaction which can affect technical analysis.
Fundamental Analysis:
The entire setup of the market is clouded with bearish sentiment amplified the impacts of the BitLicense and the news of the first Bitcoin-XT Block being mined. Here is a review of what has happened fundamentally in the market over the past week and a half. On a global scale, the acceptance of Bitcoin in many countries has been on the rise as weaker economies are evidently turning to cryptocurrencies as their exit option, indicated by the increase in the trading volumes of Latin American Countries. The high inflation rate and unstable economy in countries like Argentina and Brazil have caused a massive surge in the trading volumes of Bitcoins in Latin America increasing more than 120%. This might be a reverberation from the increased number of newly registered users in Greece over the past few weeks which increased by 600%. In Europe, despite Germany’s recent negative press about Greek bailout, Berlin remains one of the major attractions for Venture Capitalists, with Bitcoin Startups and the overall ecosystem continuing to prosper. With more than $2.2 Billion invested in startups in Germany and a considerable percentage of them being Bitcoin startups, the future of cryptocurrency in Germany looks promising.
The surprise “one off depreciation” of the Yuan by the People’s Bank of China early in the week led to price divergences and limited bull runs in USD and CNY exchanges as people invested with Yuan saw the Bitcoin market as a good hedging opportunity. Adding to the already strengthening sentiment of growing Venture Capital investments in bitcoin, Japanese exchange ‘bitFlyer’ was able to raise $4 million for their next round of funding, despite the ripples caused by the arrest of Mark Karpeles, former CEO of Mt Gox earlier this month. Bitcoin got a boost from more traditional finance firm PricewaterhouseCooper’s which promoted the use of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies for its clients. The report stated categorically that Cryptocurrencies open the door for revolutionary technological possibilities and would disrupt the existing financial Industry in a positive way. With things going awry after the BitLicense debacle, the long awaited Gemini Exchange is a ray of hope for the residents of New York with the Winklevoss twins filing the paperwork for operating an exchange in New York in accordance with the new policies.
Edward Snowden’s statements about bitcoin, particularly saying that the technology is inherently flawed citing the ‘51 % mining attack’ as a structural weakness problem created negative sentiment in mainstream press. On the positive side, he added that the basic principles of systems based on decentralized tokenization models might continually provide more value to society. In the midst of the negative mainstream sentiment Bitcoin XT released their completed version of the software on the 15th of August. Unfortunately, many mainstream articles surfaced calling the first Bitcoin-XT block meaning Bitcoin has forked. On one hand it is a vote for the change in protocol, but the network, almost exclusively, continue to run on the core implementation. Predictions say the full switch could happen mid-2016, but the exaggerated news has had a short term impact on the mainstream perception of Bitcoin and potentially the market.
While things were already looking tight because of BitLicense, The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has issued a new ruling stating startups seeking to tokenize commodities for Blockchain based trading have to be licensed in all the 50 states. On the heels of new regulation, SABR, a New York Based startup has just raised one million dollars to fulfill its goal of providing law enforcement with a view beneath the surface of multiple block chains. SABR aims to detect and prevent bitcoin and other digital currencies being used for illicit purposes. How these developments in regulation and security will help or harm the bitcoin community will be seen in due time.
Technical Analysis:
Long Term:
On a weekly scale, the market has been predominantly sideways with choppy moves from 255-271, until finally completing the bearish arc of the sideways swing by breaking the support zone around 250 and trading at 220 levels. The Bollinger bands in the weekly chart still remain parallel showing that the market is in the expected zone and judging by the regression lines, is setting up for a bull trend after consolidation. On a long term scale, taking a position right now for a long term trade would be premature as the sentiment in the market is not clear. The RSI is approaching the oversold region while the MACD just took a bearish turn without crossing the zero line. The proper indication for setting up long term trades would be reading the setup of the market in terms of 5 SMA and Bollinger bands. As soon as both Bollinger Bands and the 5 SMA become trending in the upward direction after significant consolidation, entering into trades with a long term plan is more justified. Proper entry points for such trades would be around the 217 region with stops below 214. If the market is trending, possible exit points could be 255, 271 and 317.
If the market breaks to the downside, breaking the support zone at 217, weekly lower Bollinger band and previous swing lows are possible targets.
Midterm:
If we look at the daily chart, the break of the zone of support around 250-255 signaled move in the market that has the run the price down to 221. The reversal was very quick with less volume, showing that the 217-220 zone is a good support zone which can be tested soon because of the still trending bearish setup in the daily chart. With the Bollinger bands and SMA’s pointing downwards, the setup is going to remain bearish for some time until a base of consolidation is formed. The descending triangle as shown in the daily chart between the downward trendline and support line at 217 might result in higher volumes being traded in the coming days. In which direction the break out would be or the setup would change will depend on how the market approaches the vertex of the triangle. The MACD is showing a bearish signal in the short term and the RSI crossed 30 into the oversold region but is now coming close to leaving the oversold region. In the medium term, it appears that it is going to be bearish/sideways for some time.
A trade setup shorting at the 5 SMA cross and looking for positions on the retracements was a good opportunity during the sell off.
Short term:
The market crashed by a huge percentage on Tuesday when the trading price of Bitcoin dropping to the 160s on some exchanges, although Bitstamp did not have as severe a reaction. Though it was immediately backed by a green retracement candle, the sentiment is predominantly bearish even in the 240 minute chart with little corrections. The market is expected to trade in this range for some time before either consolidating and going for a reversal or crashing down further. Some of the good trades in this range would be picking longs on the support level until the market closes in on the triangle as shown on the daily chart. Shorting around the lower Bollinger band, and 5 SMA with expectation of a crash down back to the 217 levels could also be profitable, although these trades have to be done with a tight stop loss.
Sentiment Analysis:
The overall sentiment of the market has continued bearish with BitLicense and “Bitcoin Forking” leading the way. However, the sentiment on the banking front is picking up speed with Visa deploying a block chain research team on the 12th August in Bangalore to study the possible applications of the Blockchain. Deutsche Bank has recently backed Blockchain Technology and bitcoins by making some positive statements about how bitcoins hold the key for the future of financial services. Another positive enforcer to the sentiment is Blockchain.info has exceeded 4 million users. With companies like BitX and ecoins making payment through bitcoins via debit cards infrastructure possible, further research to adapt bitcoin to the existing financial system and other applications seems more likely. Continued adoption by European merchants and an Indonesian crowd funding platform accepting bitcoins, gives hope that bitcoin is slowly gaining a grip on the traditional financial world. It’s still unsure about how the forking news will affect the price of Bitcoin. Major exchanges like Bitfinex have said the major exchanges will come together in agreement if a major shift happens, as there main concern is supporting as many customers as possible.
Developments in Blockchain:
The Blockchain is may play a key role in the Music Industry. Revelator builds software that allows artists and record labels to manage, track and market their music all from one application. The company sees the blockchain as an opportunity to simplify music rights, which remain complicated and difficult to verify, with a new Intellectual Property (IP) management system that will allow artists to register their works on an immutable ledger. They have partnered with Colu for this project.
On another front, ItBit has revealed details about the Bankchain project, a private consensus based ledger system aimed at providing enterprise financial solutions. With this, the New York based exchange has joined other Blockchain firms which are trying to seek the attention of banks that want to utilize the efficiencies of distributed Blockchain technology with private blockchains.
Technocorner:
The past week and a half has majorly been a week of innovation where ‘ecoin’ and ‘BitX’ have launched Hybrid debit cards. These debit cards are aimed to facilitate interchangeable payments in bitcoins or fiat currencies. ecoin plans to merge the bitcoin infrastructure with the existing financial climate, by taking a widely accepted form of payment like debit cards and combining it with Bitcoin to create a new Hybrid Cryptocurrency debit card. BitX is working on technology so users can also spend bitcoin offline without any internet connection. BitX and ZAZOO have announced this partnership that enable BitX users to use VCpay which works as an alternative for plastic cards.
Another interesting development is the BitcoinAlert Project, with the BitcoinAlert app that analyzes the prices historically and alerts about prices to buy or sell bitcoins. But the Technological development that trumped everything else this week would have to be ‘Filament’. Filament has raised $5 million in series A funding led by Bullpen capital, Verizon Ventures and Samsung Ventures. Filament is a decentralized IoT software stack that uses the bitcoin blockchain to enable devices to hold unique identities on a public ledger. By creating a smart device directory, Filament's IoT devices will be able to securely communicate, execute smart contracts and send microtransactions.
Article with the charts can be found here: http://www.benzinga.com/news/15/08/5779058/bitcoin-flash-crashed-this-week
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Israel Start-Up Sets vigorous Rivals in Blockchain and Fintech

One of the fastest growing startup hubs is Israel and it is aswell making a place for itself in the financial technology plan. Most of startups in the Israeli startup ecosystem are now focused on fintech and blockchain technology. According to reports, the number of startups in the fintech region has raised fourfold from 90 to 430 within a length of 7 years. Virtual currency business has already seen a handful of enterprises making Bitcoin and blockchain applications and platforms. Few of the other fintech sectors addressed by the startups contain security, hardware, new currencies, payments and online business.
Startup newsletter currently listed few startups as promising blockchain technology firms in the country. These startups are contained in the development of blockchain-based applications and platforms that can address a range of controversies. La’Zooz is one of the company that has created a blockchain based ride-hailing application with an intention of disrupting the market currently dominated by Uber. The platform uses blockchain based tokens called Zooz which can be earned by users as they offer rides, while others hailing these rides pay with it. The proof of movement is stored on the blockchain by tracking the transactions. Revelator is also one of the startup, offers Colu– color coin based digital rights management platform for the music industry. The platform can be used by entities as well as record firms to manage rights for artistic work and also receive sovereignty.
Synereo and Waves are two blockchain platforms with their own virtual currency ecosystems. Both the platforms offer entire architecture for the consumers to generate and supervise their own virtual coins and decentralized applications (DApps). Synereo has built its own development language, blockchain based cloud storage, and other resources as it tries to rival with Ethereum. The advanced interest in both crypto and fintech areas is also shared by banking institutions in Israel. Some banks like Bank Leumi and Ha’Poalim have invested themselves into the startup ecosystem, which will help the country come up as one of the fintech hubs.
Reference: ttm.news
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Bitcoin super-team creates MASS: a blockchain-based solution to online advertising

(Press release)
Consumers are fed up with irrelevant and obtrusive ads, and the use of ad-blockers has become prevalent. As a result, data-tracking for businesses and ad agencies has become nearly useless, threatening the entire online advertising business model. The industry’s current solution is an arms race of anti-blockers versus anti-anti-blockers, and in some cases even risky alliances with the ad-blockers themselves. This inefficient counter-productivity leads to lots of wasted resources, and an inevitable dead-end.
To solve this problem, the ad industry and blockchain experts have combined efforts to create The Mass Network —a blockchain-based solution aimed at restoring the balance of power between the online advertising industry, and internet users who unwittingly provide that advertising industry its revenue source: data. Mass users are supported by contributions from Colu, which provides the asset protocol, and Mycelium, which provides the wallet component. Two other top Bitcoin giants are also in talks about how they can best contribute to Mass.
Mass proposes to replace this wasteful battle for what would otherwise be mutually beneficial proactive commerce, by creating a blockchain-based marketplace for consumers, webmasters, and data management platforms, where the industry pays a fair, market-determined rate to users for their data and attention. This voluntarily provided user information, exchanged for compensation, presents truly valuable data to the industry. Especially when compared to the current ill-gotten and often misinterpreted data harvested automatically by websites.
To power this network, and to create a more stable method of exchange, Mass will release Mass Coin to the public via a one-time only offering. Once live, internet users of this the system will be paid Mass Coin in exchange for watching ads and browsing sites that are part of the Mass Network. Mass Coin lives on the Bitcoin blockchain, and will have the same transparency, fluidity, and security of Bitcoin without the dramatic price volatility.
Mass paves the way to monetizing our everyday online experience, while improving the consumer's relationship with brands and publishers, and making advertising more efficient to the benefit of all parties involved. In a world where people's lives are becoming more and more digitized, Mass provides a safeguard from exploitation by improving access, integrity, and trust.
To learn more please visit https://MASS.network
(Note: this is a project that is the result of a collaboration between many companies, which Mycelium is proud to be a part of, and is not a Mycelium owned service)
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Brazil pilots Bitcoin solution for real estate registration

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Ubitquity LLC recently launched to a pilot project in Brazil, recording real estate ownership on the Bitcoin blockchain.
A land records bureau in Brazil wants to move away from paper based-records, migrating to fully computer-based recordkeeping, for various reasons including easier access, higher accuracy, better scalability and transparency.
The Software-as-a-Service platform allows the real estate industry and government departments to record, and use public records.
The Ubitquity platform has a straightforward, tabbed interface which lets users input and transfer records, permanently recording changes after each save to the blockchain through Colu.The pilot project is already underway.
The company opted to use OpenLedger to store the records, and hopes to complete the beta by Q3 of 2017.Blockchain based property ownership was first tackled in 2015, when Factom announced a similar plan to put land titles on the Bitcoin blockchain in Honduras.
The startup aims to perfect the process of registering real estate on a blockchain, including the use of smart contracts.
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Israel Start-Up Sets vigorous Rivals in Blockchain and Fintech

One of the fastest growing startup hubs is Israel and it is aswell making a place for itself in the financial technology plan. Most of startups in the Israeli startup ecosystem are now focused on fintech and blockchain technology. According to reports, the number of startups in the fintech region has raised fourfold from 90 to 430 within a length of 7 years. Virtual currency business has already seen a handful of enterprises making Bitcoin and blockchain applications and platforms. Few of the other fintech sectors addressed by the startups contain security, hardware, new currencies, payments and online business.
Startup newsletter currently listed few startups as promising blockchain technology firms in the country. These startups are contained in the development of blockchain-based applications and platforms that can address a range of controversies. La’Zooz is one of the company that has created a blockchain based ride-hailing application with an intention of disrupting the market currently dominated by Uber. The platform uses blockchain based tokens called Zooz which can be earned by users as they offer rides, while others hailing these rides pay with it. The proof of movement is stored on the blockchain by tracking the transactions. Revelator is also one of the startup, offers Colu– color coin based digital rights management platform for the music industry. The platform can be used by entities as well as record firms to manage rights for artistic work and also receive sovereignty.
Synereo and Waves are two blockchain platforms with their own virtual currency ecosystems. Both the platforms offer entire architecture for the consumers to generate and supervise their own virtual coins and decentralized applications (DApps). Synereo has built its own development language, blockchain based cloud storage, and other resources as it tries to rival with Ethereum. The advanced interest in both crypto and fintech areas is also shared by banking institutions in Israel. Some banks like Bank Leumi and Ha’Poalim have invested themselves into the startup ecosystem, which will help the country come up as one of the fintech hubs.
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Bitcoin y la Blockchain: Realidades, riesgos y recompensas @ LATITUDE59, Estonia

//Bitcoin & the Blockchain: Realities, Risks & Rewards @LATITUDE59, Estonia
Realizado por ICT Week 2015 / LATITUDE59 / #estonianmafia
Cortesía YouTube
Publicado el 22 de Mayo el año 2015
El Bitcoin es motivo de interés en todo el mundo, al punto que en la mayoría de países progresistas con startups, grupos de interés, emprendedores y hasta capitalistas ángeles se están motivando a impulsar nuevos desarrollos y aplicaciones tanto para el Bitcoin, como para su tecnología subyacente la cadena de bloques o Blockchain, en este video de hace casi un (01) año, traemos un evento realizado en Estonio sobre el Bitcoin que demuestra el interés en esa tecnología en ese país.

Cada primavera la familia de #estonianmafia invita a sus amigos y socios globales potenciales para que participen del evento Latitude59 la reunión más grande del ecosistema de capitalistas de riesgo, startups y emprendedores nórdicos del Báltico. Las palabras clave del evento del año 2015 de Latitude59 fueron e-Residencia, FinTech y Evolución de hardware. Este evento contó con la participación de más de 1000 empresarios en el sitio y otros +4500 que seguieron la transmisión en vivo por Internet.
Ponentes:
Amos Meiri, Co-Foundador y CEO de Colu, Michael Gronager Co-Foundador y CEO de Chainalysis GmbH y Asesor de Kraken Bitcoin Exchange. Moderado por: Yrjö Ojasaar Socio Director de Solon Partners Ltd.

La próxima Latitude59 está prevista para el 31 de mayo al 01 de junio del año en curso.
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Reporte Semanal #2 Agosto 2015 I Análisis de Mercado de Bitex.la

Durante la ultima semana la moneda opero dentro de los 285 USD con una tendencia a la baja hasta el día 9 de agosto donde parece haber encontrando un soporte dentro de los 260 USD, desde ese momento el precio hizo un leve movimiento de cabeza-hombro alcanzando una nueva resistencia en el área de los 270 USD y estabilizándose en el área de los 265 USD. Podemos esperar que en la próxima semana el precio opere dentro de esta zona, o tenga mayores movimientos en alza o en caso de romper los 270 USD.
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Un ex-agente con 30 años de experiencia de la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos (NSA) se ha unido a la junta de asesores en el exchange bitcoin con sede en Nueva York ITbit.
Con el anuncio, Ed Giorgio se une a un consejo de asesores que incluye Josh Rosner, director gerente de la firma de investigación de Graham Fisher & Co; el socio director de Kang Global Investors Richard Kang; y el fundador de Aitken Asesores James Aitken.
Además de Giorgio, ITbit también ha nombrado Jim Manzi, ex director general de Lotus Development Corporation, a su consejo de administración. El veterano de la industria de software se une a ex presidente de la FDIC, Sheila Bair; el ex senador estadounidense Bill Bradley y de Stonegate capital Jim Manzi, en una medida que expande la junta de seis miembros.
En declaraciones,el CEO de ITbit Chad Cascarilla sugirió que el nombramiento agregará experiencia en áreas clave como el exchange busca ampliar su presencia en Nueva York y los EE.UU..
Cascarilla dijo:
“La experiencia de Ed en la criptografía y la seguridad cibernética ayudará a asegurar que el intercambio de bitcoin ITbit y nuestra próxima generación de productos basados ​​en la blockchain sigan siendo los más seguros de la industria.”
En mayo, ITbit anunció que tenía 25 millones de dólares cerrados en la nueva recaudación de fondos, un anuncio tal vez eclipsado por la adquisición de una carta de la banca de Nueva York que le permite ofrecer servicios de cambio de Bitcoin en el estado.
La jugada precedida de un anuncio hecho por el rival Gemini que sería seguir una trayectoria similar a la de mercado y se produce en medio de noticias de que muchos de los actuales intercambios Bitcoin no planean ofrecer servicios en el estado, que es el de tercer mayor población .
La Policía de los Países Bajos busca testigos para encontrar una persona que está plantando explosivos y solicitando un rescate en Bitcoin.
Según la policía, los primeros ataques tuvieron lugar en mayo, cuando el autor colocó artefactos explosivos en tres diferentes supermercados Jumbo — una cadena de tiendas que pertenecen al Grupo Eerd Van — en Groningen, la ciudad más grande en el norte del país.
Ataques posteriores siguieron en junio y julio, cuando el delincuente envió una tarjeta de felicitaciónes que contiene una pequeña cantidad de sustancia explosiva a otro supermercado en Zwolle, un pequeño pueblo en la provincia de Overijssel, también en el norte de los Países Bajos.
Las explosiones han hasta ahora sólo resultaron en daños a la propiedad y una investigación policial está en curso.
Los rescates en Bitcoin son también cada vez más utilizados por los piratas informáticos en línea que secuestran ordenadores de los usuarios a cambio de pagos en la moneda digital.
Un alto ejecutivo en Australia fue presuntamente víctima después de que su empleador fuese presionado por hackers para el pago de $ 14,000 en bitcoin a principios de este año.
Colu Colored coins la start-up basada ​​en Israel ha lanzado la versión beta de su plataforma de desarrollo.
Basado en la tecnología blockchain del bitcoin, la plataforma permitirá a los desarrolladores y los individuos registrarse e intercambiar activos digitales. Además, Colu anunció su integración con Revelator, una plataforma de gestión de negocio de la música.
Amos Méiri, CEO Colu y co-fundador, dijo en un comunicado:
“El equipo de Colu ha estado trabajando estrechamente con diversas empresas para finalmente aprovechar la tecnología blockchain de una manera favorable a los consumidores. Estamos muy contentos de lanzar esta versión beta más amplia para que las soluciones y servicios puedan ser utilizados por los consumidores en el futuro, a partir de una industria tan dinámica como la música y el entretenimiento. Colu se ha comprometido a hacer que la tecnología blockchain sea de facilidad y seguridad al alcance de todos “.
El anuncio de Colu sigue a su cierre de una ronda de financiación semilla de $ 2,5 millones en enero de este año. La ronda, liderada por empresas de capital riesgo como Aleph y Spark Capital también incluyó contribuciones d e Corp VC Barry Silbert y el fondo ángel boutique de caja del Grupo.
Desde la adquisición de financiación, Mark Smargon, co-fundador y vicepresidente de productos, dijo a CoinDesk que la puesta en marcha también ha lanzado su nueva especificación Monedas con color — un protocolo de código abierto para la emisión de activos digitales y permitiendo la interoperabilidad entre ellos en el blockchain.
La Tecnología Blockchain podría utilizarse para evitar la centralizada infraestructura financiera de hoy , según un informe elaborado por el BBVA Research.
El informe, titulado Blockchain Tecnología: La Interrupción de el último en el Sistema Financiero señala que la aplicación de la tecnología blockchain sería primero útil en el espacio de pagos, donde podria erradicar la necesidad de intermediarios y reducir significativamente los costos para los bancos.
Sin embargo, los libros mayores públicos descentralizados podrían alterar el sistema financiero en su conjunto, añade el informe. “Dado que la mayoría de los activos financieros como bonos, acciones, derivados y préstamos son ya electrónicos puede ser posible que algún día todo el sistema se sustituya por una estructura descentralizada.”
Refiriéndose a los contratos inteligentes, el informe también señaló cómo el la capacidad de registrar activos comerciales en un registro descentralizado aumenta la eficiencia.
Añade:
“En este entorno, el sistema actual, en cuentas las instituciones financieras récord de individuales en forma centralizada y las reservas del banco se almacenan por el banco central sería reemplazado por el ‘Internet de dinero” o la “Internet de las finanzas’ — una totalmente descentralizado financiera sistema “.
BBVA y Crypto
BBVA Research es el departamento de investigación económica del Grupo BBVA, pero esta no es la primera vez que el grupo global de la banca española ha entrado en la arena cripto.
BBVA Ventures, la rama de capital privado de BBVA, participó en 75 millones de dólares de financiación de la Serie C de Coinbase — la mayor inversión en una empresa bitcoin en el momento.
Recientemente, la competencia Open Talent BBVA — un concurso de inicio Fintech mundial — incluye nueve nuevas empresas cripto en sus tres finales regionales.
El Centro de Innovación BBVA también ha escrito un tutorial en línea para informar a los consumidores sobre los usos de las monedas digitales y darles una mejor idea de dónde éstos se pueden comprar.
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Beginner Guide to Buying Bitcoin Safely on Blockchain.com COLU LOCAL NETWORK - NEW ICO What is Bitcoin and Blockchain Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrencies Demystified How to Buy Bitcoin on Blockchain.com 2020

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