Instant share trading may be on the horizon through blockchain, says EU watchdog

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  • Blockchain is used to run the online currency Bitcoin Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
  • Instant share trading may be on the horizon through blockchain, says EU watchdog
  • S hares could eventually be traded almost instantly without the costly safety net of clearing houses by using the blockchain, the building blocks of Bitcoin, although the technology remains at an early stage, a European Union watchdog has said.
  • The Bank of England has also begun to explore new uses for this technology, and recently awarded four students placements for their idea of deploying blockchain in the NHS blood supply network.
  • Many financial firms are investing heavily in distributed ledgers as the decentralised technology develops, threatening to replace the existing mechanics of the markets.

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Shares could eventually be traded almost instantly without the costly safety net of clearing houses by using the blockchain, the building blocks of Bitcoin, although the technology remains at an early stage, a European Union watchdog has said.


Instant share trading may be on the horizon through blockchain, says EU watchdog

xBTCe Exchange Launches Live Accounts Bringing a New Era for Cryptocurrency Trading

  • xBTCe Exchange Launches Live Accounts Bringing a New Era for Cryptocurrency Trading
  • This fast, secure and reliable financial platform provides the best prices for all major digital currencies and allows trading 24/7/365.
  • xBTCe platform represents a seamless and innovative way to trade, offering an unrivalled user experience to both active traders and those new to cryptocurrency trading.
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  • ROSEAU, Dominica, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — xBTCe Exchange , a leading cryptocurrency exchange, announces the launch of Live Trading and a major update to its platform.

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xBTCe Exchange Launches Live Accounts Bringing a New Era for Cryptocurrency Trading

A slew of startups is trying to decentralise the online world

  • The second is that the technology to build decentralised applications, which is still in its infancy, will get better.
  • A vote to leave the European Union would diminish both Britain and Europe
  • Liberal drug policies have spread across Europe.
  • The industry is even more troubled in the Middle East than elsewhere
  • IndieWeb allows people to maintain information they want to share with the world without using centralised social networks.

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A slew of startups is trying to decentralise the online world


A slew of startups is trying to decentralise the online world

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We looked inside a secret Chinese Bitcoin mine

  • My guide is 30-year-old Chandler Guo, the co-founder of Bitbank, and a bitcoin entrepreneur.
  • Guo has built two fully functioning mines in China and is building what he claims will be the largest bitcoin mine in the world – capable, once complete, of producing more than 30% of all bitcoin globally.
  • His family ran a beef farm, became rich and he decided to invest in bitcoin.
  • In China, savvy entrepreneurs are making millions a year by mining bitcoin.
  • We looked inside a secret Chinese bitcoin mine

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In China, savvy entrepreneurs are making millions a year by mining bitcoin. Danny Vincent visited one of the world’s biggest facilities of its kind.


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Why We Dance: Photos From the ‘Radical Queer Underground’

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  • Why We Dance: Photos From the ‘Radical Queer Underground’
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  • The technology underlying the system is called the blockchain, and is enthusiastically advocated by libertarians.
  • I’m always sceptical of claims that technology alone can transform society.
  • In the programme Timandra and Leo investigate whether its ramifications could go much further than currency and reach into disrupting the roles of government, from providing identity documents to tax collection.
  • Like all challenging ideas, the Blockchain brings contradictions.
  • A system that’s secure without a higher authority, that’s distributed across many strangers’ computers, and tamper-proof, promises a mechanism for trust mediated directly between individuals.

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How could new technology change the nature of money and the role of government?


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World News Briefs

  • It added that the subsidy earmarked for the Dalai Lama was spent on setting up offices in Geneva and New York and on international lobbying.
  • The Dalai Lama, 63, a revered spiritual leader both in his Himalayan homeland and in Western nations, fled Tibet in 1959 after a failed uprising against a Chinese military occupation, which began in 1950.
  • World News Briefs; Dalai Lama Group Says It Got Money From C.I.A.
  • NEW DELHI, Oct. 1- The Dalai Lama’s administration acknowledged today that it received $1.7 million a year in the 1960’s from the Central Intelligence Agency, but denied reports that the Tibetan leader benefited personally from an annual subsidy of $180,000.

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The Dalai Lama’s administration acknowledged today that it received $1.7 million a year in the 1960’s from the Central Intelligence Agency, but denied reports that the Tibetan leader benefited personally from an annual subsidy of $180,000. The money allocated for the resistance movement was spent on training volunteers and paying for guerrilla operations against the Chinese, the Tibetan government-in-exile said in a statement. It added that the subsidy earmarked for the Dalai Lama was spent on setting up offices in Geneva and New York and on international lobbying.


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  • The Leave claim that the UK gives £350m a week to the EU has been thoroughly debunked.
  • Because the pound has fallen, inflation will go up, which means imports and our domestic energy bills will cost up to 12 per_cent more than they currently do.
  • 7. We aren’t going to save £2bn on energy bills
  • Overnight the UK economy has already slumped from the fifth largest in the world to sixth.
  • 8 of the most misleading promises of the Vote Leave campaign, ranked in order of preposterousness

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The value of the pound has dropped through the floor. Sinn Fein are calling for a united Ireland. Prime minister David Cameron has resigned. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said that Scotland is looking at a new independence referendum. The Labour party has tabled a motion to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn.


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Bitcoin prices have room to appreciate: Winklevoss twins

Bitcoin prices have room to appreciate: Winklevoss twins

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Watch the video Bitcoin prices have room to appreciate: Winklevoss twins on Finance UK. Gemini founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss share their outlook for the value of bitcoin and discuss the expansion of their bitcoin exchange.


Bitcoin prices have room to appreciate: Winklevoss twins

Bitcoin spikes as yuan hits five-and-a-half year low on Brexit

  • The yuan hit a five-and-a-half-year low on Friday, while the price of bitcoin jumped around 8.7 percent from the day’s opening price, hitting highs of around $680.19, according to Coindesk which tracks the price of the cryptocurrency.
  • The price of global cryptocurrency bitcoin spiked on Friday as the yuan dipped after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
  • The value of bitcoin continues to be volatile.
  • Bitcoin moves are often counter-linked to the yuan because the majority of trade in the cryptocurrency comes from China.
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The price of global cryptocurrency bitcoin spiked on Friday as the yuan dipped after Britain voted to leave the European Union.


Bitcoin spikes as yuan hits five-and-a-half year low on Brexit