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Zurich Insurance’s Head sees 'significant benefits' in Rival and Target RSA’s bid
NEWS RELEASE Zurich Insurance’s Head sees 'significant benefits' in Rival and Target RSA’s bid

The deal would only go ahead if Zurich felt it was getting a fair deal, said chief executive Martin Senn. His comments came as Zurich reported a 1% dip in net profits for the April to June quar....

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2 yearss ago
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Ripple Labs Taps US Treasury Official for Advisory Board
NEWS RELEASE Ripple Labs Taps US Treasury Official for Advisory Board

Barr previously served as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions under President Barack Obama and as a special Treasury advisor to former President Bill Clinton. Barr a....

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2 yearss ago
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Survey: Consumers Say Bitcoin More Inconvenient Than Checks
NEWS RELEASE Survey: Consumers Say Bitcoin More Inconvenient Than Checks

Conducted by prepaid and gift card product provider Blackhawk Network in April, the poll canvassed 1,000 US consumers, questioning them about their sentiment toward both traditional and emerging p....

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2 yearss ago
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Russian Watchdog Threatens News Site Over Bitcoin Article
NEWS RELEASE Russian Watchdog Threatens News Site Over Bitcoin Article

According to Global Voices, Roskomnadzor – the Kremlin's executive body responsible for controlling and supervising media and mass communications – issued a notice today ....

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2 yearss ago
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Bumper sets of company reports buoy FTSE 100 in London midday trading
NEWS RELEASE Bumper sets of company reports buoy FTSE 100 in London midday trading

Barclays investors greeted its 25% gain in interim profits with a 2% rise in the share price. Sky shares jumped 2.5% on news of its 18% rise in profits but then slipped by 1%. The FTSE 100 inde....

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Half Year Pre-tax profits at Barclays come in at £3.1bn, a 25% rise
NEWS RELEASE Half Year Pre-tax profits at Barclays come in at £3.1bn, a 25% rise

Profits last year were £2.55bn. The bank also set aside a further £850m to compensate customers - including further claims for mis-sold payment protection insurance. The results com....

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American Banker Conference: Lines Drawn in Blockchain Debate
NEWS RELEASE American Banker Conference: Lines Drawn in Blockchain Debate

The idea that conversation around the technology has altered drastically in the last year was first noted by American Banker editor in chief Marc Hochstein in the event's opening address. The ....

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2 yearss ago
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New Service Finds Optimum Bitcoin Transaction Fee
NEWS RELEASE New Service Finds Optimum Bitcoin Transaction Fee

Using network data from the past three hours, the service lets users compare the current waiting times associated with various fee tiers, calculated in satoshis per byte. It claims to predict d....

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2 yearss ago
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5 Things Bitcoin Owners Must Do When Estate Planning
NEWS RELEASE 5 Things Bitcoin Owners Must Do When Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considera....

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2 yearss ago
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Accenture Directors: Blockchains Must Move Beyond Bitcoin
NEWS RELEASE Accenture Directors: Blockchains Must Move Beyond Bitcoin

In a new post for CIO Journal, Accenture managing directors Owen Jeff and Sigrid Seibold offered their thoughts on how institutions can begin leveraging the technology in "corporate environme....

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2 yearss ago
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Can Bitcoin Change Wi-Fi For the Better?
NEWS RELEASE Can Bitcoin Change Wi-Fi For the Better?

To date, startups such as the Boost VC-backed BitMesh and Wi-Fi services provider WIFI Metropolis are both developing concepts around the idea. The consensus? The popularity yet inaccessibili....

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8 Banking Giants Embracing Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech
NEWS RELEASE 8 Banking Giants Embracing Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech

In its relative short history, bitcoin – and its underlying technology the blockchain – have captivated thinkers around the world, but not everyone was quick to see the potential.....

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Bitcoin and Trading Execs Team up to Disrupt Settlement
NEWS RELEASE Bitcoin and Trading Execs Team up to Disrupt Settlement

SETL will use its blockchain, which is "akin to proof-of-stake", to let market participants cut out the web of intermediaries in the post-trade system, saving them time and money. ....

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Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM Owner Hits Back at Scam Accusations
NEWS RELEASE Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM Owner Hits Back at Scam Accusations

UPDATE (27th July 16:31 BST): Updated with statements from Peter Klamka. The man behind a Mike Tyson-branded bitcoin ATM in Las Vegas has defended the initiative after accusati....

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Jittery China shares fall yet again more than 8% amid growth fears
NEWS RELEASE Jittery China shares fall yet again more than 8% amid growth fears

The Shanghai Composite closed down 8.5% at 3,725.56 after more weak economic data raised concerns about the health of world's second largest economy. Profit at China's industrial firms ....

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The Blockchain is a New Model of Governance
NEWS RELEASE The Blockchain is a New Model of Governance

While many people focus on bitcoin’s price fluctuations and potential increase in adoption, currency is just the first application of this game-changing technology. The core of the blockchai....

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FuturePerfect VC: Emerging Markets are Bitcoin's Best Bet
NEWS RELEASE FuturePerfect VC: Emerging Markets are Bitcoin's Best Bet

The New York-based firm has emerged as an active investor in companies in the sector, so far participating in funding rounds for Abra, BitPesa, Blockchain, Blockstream and Case, two of which ....

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ItBit to Host Private Blockchain Summit for Wall Street Elites
NEWS RELEASE ItBit to Host Private Blockchain Summit for Wall Street Elites

(CoinDesk) - New York-based bitcoin exchange itBit is set to host a private gathering of financial industry professionals on Monday, 27th July. The all-day, invite-only "Bankchain Discover....

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IBM to Sponsor Blockchain Hackathon in India
NEWS RELEASE IBM to Sponsor Blockchain Hackathon in India

Multinational technology firm IBM is among the sponsors of a forthcoming India-based hackathon set to focus on bitcoin, the blockchain and FinTech. Called HackCoin, the two-day event is schedul....

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2 yearss ago
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Gallup Poll Finds Few Consumers Trust Digital Wallets
NEWS RELEASE Gallup Poll Finds Few Consumers Trust Digital Wallets

(CoinDesk) - Few consumers are using digital wallets – just 2% according to recent data from Gallup – and those who don't say concerns about security are the reason. D....

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2 yearss ago
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Bitcoin in the Headlines: Blockchain Drumbeat Grows Louder
NEWS RELEASE Bitcoin in the Headlines: Blockchain Drumbeat Grows Louder

(CoinDesk) - Despite setting off to a rather boring start, excitement peaked this week when reports surfaced that two former bitcoin exchange operators had been arrested on anti-money launderin....

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DigitalBTC Buys $10.1 Million in Bitcoin Despite Losses
NEWS RELEASE DigitalBTC Buys $10.1 Million in Bitcoin Despite Losses

Australian cryptocurrency firm DigitalBTC bought $10.1m worth of bitcoin in Q2 of this year, the company's latest quarterly report reveals. This brings the amount of bit....

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2 yearss ago
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WTO seals $1 trillion IT trade deal that adds 200 products to the zero tariff list
NEWS RELEASE WTO seals $1 trillion IT trade deal that adds 200 products to the zero tariff list

(BBC) - The World Trade Organization (WTO) has finalised a deal to cut tariffs on $1 trillion (£644bn) worth of information technology products. The deal updates the 18-year-old IT Agreem....

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Vodafone Leads FTSE 100 up after better performance in U.K and Germany
NEWS RELEASE Vodafone Leads FTSE 100 up after better performance in U.K and Germany

(BBC) - (Open): Vodafone started the day among the biggest risers among the FTSE 100 after results showed improvements in its major UK and German markets. Vodafone was 2.5% higher after it repo....

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Fed Official Outlines Bitcoin Risks for Community Banks
NEWS RELEASE Fed Official Outlines Bitcoin Risks for Community Banks

(CoinDesk) - The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) has penned an informal advisory note to community banks highlighting the potential challenges of working with bitcoin industry fir....

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2 yearss ago
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Survey: 47% of Finance Pros Say Firms Exploring Blockchain Tech
NEWS RELEASE Survey: 47% of Finance Pros Say Firms Exploring Blockchain Tech

(CoinDesk) - New data suggests that many financial professionals believe their industry is being reshaped by blockchain technology. A survey conducted by market intelligence provider ....

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Analytics Service Aims to Be 'Gold Standard' of Bitcoin Data
NEWS RELEASE Analytics Service Aims to Be 'Gold Standard' of Bitcoin Data

(CoinDesk) - A new service is launching its invite-only beta this week with the promise of delivering the "gold standard" for bitcoin data. Challenger Deep is a platform aim....

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Expedia Exec: Purchases With Bitcoin Are Down 40%
NEWS RELEASE Expedia Exec: Purchases With Bitcoin Are Down 40%

(CoinDesk) - Despite a decline of approximately 40% in bitcoin purchases, Connie Chung, senior payments product manager at Expedia, says the option to pay with the digital currency will remain as ....

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2 yearss ago
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Australian Securities Regulator Puts Brakes on Bitcoin IPO
NEWS RELEASE Australian Securities Regulator Puts Brakes on Bitcoin IPO

(coindesk) - An Australian cryptocurrency firm is facing fresh delays on its road to debuting on the Australian Securities Exchange. Australia's chief securities regulator, the Austral....

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