Why Governments and Banks Want to Eliminate Cash, Explained By Noted Economist Dr. Scott Sumner • /r/Bitcoin

  • Almost all Bitcoin wallets rely on Bitcoin Core in one way or another.
  • You can also use Bitcoin Core as a very secure Bitcoin wallet.
  • No wallet addresses in posts/comments.
  • The BTC must be used to somehow advertise Bitcoin or /r/Bitcoin .
  • Bitcoin Core is the the backbone of the Bitcoin network .

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Indian bitcoin company raises $1.5 million from U.S., Indian investors

  • Indian bitcoin company raises $1.5 million from U.S., Indian investors
  • The company, which runs a trading platform to buy, sell, and store bitcoins for Indian customers, said the money raised was the largest for an Indian bitcoin startup.
  • “So if you want to buy bitcoin from an international exchange, you will have to do a wire transfer from India to these international exchanges and get your bitcoin and oftentimes it takes three to five days.”
  • Bitcoin, a digital currency, was trading at $604.50 on the Bitstamp platform.
  • San Francisco-based Coinbase is the largest U.S. bitcoin company and runs an exchange and a wallet service, among other businesses.

Unocoin, a Bangalore-based bitcoin startup, has raised $1.5 million in funding from a mix of Indian and U.S. investors, the company announced on Thursday. The company, which runs a trading platform to buy, sell, and store bitcoins for Indian customers, said the money raised was the largest for an Indian
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The seven-year-old girl tweeting the horrors of war in her Aleppo neighbourhood

  • Syrian children learn English to tell the world their harrowing stories Play!
  • Seven-year-old girl tweets from Aleppo Play!
  • The seven-year-old girl tweeting the horrors of war in her Aleppo neighbourhood
  • I want Syria to be ok,” the seven-year-old says. “
  • “We’re now more likely to see children being pulled from the rubble or treated on the floor of a hospital than sat at a school desk,” said Nick Finney, Save the Children’s north west Syria country director.

Good afternoon from Aleppo,”
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BBC: The countries where cash is on the verge of extinction. from Dimitris-T

  • BBC: The countries where cash is on the verge of extinction.
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Indian bitcoin company raises $1.5 million from U.S., Indian investors

  • New Delhi [India], Sept.28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 109th birth anniversary. “
  • New Delhi [India], Sept. 29 (ANI): Kareena Kapoor Khan seem to get hotter even as her baby bump keep growing and make its way closer to the T-day.
  • New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 (ANI): ‘Rockstar’ Ranbir Kapoor turns 34 today and it looks like he is still a mumma’s boy to Neetu Singh.
  • New Delhi [India], Sept. 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a review meeting today over the status of ‘Most Favoured Nation’ granted to Pakistan.
  • New Delhi/Islamabad: The Pakistan Army, late on Thursday night, denied reports that it had captured an Indian army soldier alongside the Line of Control in Pak-occupied Kashmir.

Unocoin, a Bangalore-based bitcoin startup, has raised $1.5 million in funding from a mix of Indian and U.S. investors, the company announced on Thursday. The company, which runs a trading platform to buy, sell, and store bitcoins for Indian customers, said the money raised was the largest for an Indian
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BBC: The countries where cash is on the verge of extinction. • /r/Bitcoin

BBC: The countries where cash is on the verge of extinction.

  • Almost all Bitcoin wallets rely on Bitcoin Core in one way or another.
  • You can also use Bitcoin Core as a very secure Bitcoin wallet.
  • The BTC must be used to somehow advertise Bitcoin or /r/Bitcoin .
  • Begging/asking for bitcoins is absolutely not allowed, no matter how badly you need the bitcoins.
  • Bitcoin Core is the the backbone of the Bitcoin network .

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Banks adopting blockchain ‘dramatically faster’ than expected: IBM

  • Banks adopting blockchain ‘dramatically faster’ than expected: IBM
  • “2017 looks to be the year banking on blockchains shifts from zero to sixty.”
  • LONDON (Reuters) – Banks and other financial institutions are adopting blockchain technology “dramatically faster” than initially expected, with 15 percent of top global banks intending to roll out full-scale, commercial blockchain products in 2017, IBM said on Wednesday.
  • “The industry is hurtling toward blockchain adoption far faster than many expected,” IBM said in its report.
  • “First movers are setting business standards and creating new models that will be used by future adopters of blockchain technology,” said IBM Banking and Financial Markets general manager Likhit Wagle.

By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) – Banks and other financial institutions are adopting blockchain technology “dramatically faster” than initially expected, with 15 percent of top global banks intending to roll out full-scale, commercial blockchain products in 2017, IBM said on Wednesday.
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ICONOMI ‘Uberizing’ Blockchain Platform Eclipses $6m In Fintech Crowdsale

ICONOMI Uberizing #blockchain Platform Eclipses $6m In #fintech Crowdsale

  • WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Hillary Clinton poked fun at Donald Trump on Tuesday morning for complaining about his microphone after the first presidential debate. “
  • Comparing what Donald Trump said at the first presidential debate vs. what he’s said previously
  • I did not support the war in Iraq,” Trump said at the debate.
  • By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Firefighters worked to control a wildfire on Tuesday in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco Bay area that has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, despite its relatively small size, officials said.
  • Clinton pokes fun at Trump for ‘defective’ mic complaint

Tantalisingly dubbed a Blockchain ‘Uber for Fund Management’, ICONOMI, has of today raised over on $6m to become the third largest financial tech crowdfunded investment sale ever. ICONOMI, the first-ever fund management platform for blockchains and cryptocurrencies that is located in a ‘nerve-hub
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Blockchain Adoption Moving Rapidly in Banking and Financial Markets: Some 65 Percent of Surveyed Banks Expect to be in Production in Three Years

  • (2) “Blockchain Rewires Financial Markets: Trailblazers Take the Lead,” IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV), September 2016, ibm.biz/blockchainfm
  • A second new IBM study, “Blockchain Rewires Financial Markets: Trailblazers Take the Lead (2),” is based on a survey of 200 global financial markets institutions.
  • “To start, first movers are setting business standards and creating new models that will be used by future adopters of blockchain technology.
  • ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial blockchain solutions are rapidly being adopted throughout banking and financial markets, dramatically faster than initially expected, finds two new IBM (NYSE: IBM ) studies.
  • Conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), the banking study revealed that more than 70 percent of trailblazers surveyed, or early adopters, are prioritizing blockchain efforts in order to break down current barriers to creating new business models and reaching new markets.

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —   Commercial blockchain solutions are rapidly being adopted throughout banking and financial markets, dramatically faster than initially expected, finds two …
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