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US Treasury Secretary Addresses Anonymity, Sanctions And Digital Currencies

The US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, made a number of statements regarding the international use of digital currencies at a meeting of the Economic Club of Washington on Friday. The Secretary expressed his concern that Bitcoin wallets could potentially become the modern equivalent of the anonymous Swiss bank account. He intends to work with the …

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10 Bitcoin Winners and Losers of 2017

The year of 2017 was a fantastic year for some Bitcoin users, but others were not so lucky with the cryptocurrency. Below, we’ll look at some of the most impressive success stories of the year, as well as the profiles of people who probably wish they’d never touched Bitcoin at …

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Crypto-Mania in Full Swing: Daily Highs and Lows

Cryptocurrency has never been for the faint-hearted but as the mania reaches new heights, the craziness has been matching it. This week alone there have been some huge movements in the markets as rivals Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash go in different directions. However, it is not just the markets, regulators and companies have …

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Smart Contracts For Bitcoin? New Language Ivy Claims to Make it Easier

Blockchain development platform Chain has announced the launch of Ivy, a programming language they claim makes it possible to write smart contracts for Bitcoin’s Blockchain. Generally, smart contracts are associated with Ethereum, the Blockchain that was created to support Turing-complete, or computationally universal, smart contracts. In a blog post Monday, Chain explains that writing smart contracts for …

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