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14 Sep 2017
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Bitcoin Core 0.15.0 Is Released: Here's What's New [66410]
Bitcoin Magazine, September 14th, 2017

"Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.15.0, the fifteenth generation of Bitcoin's original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost nine years ago. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed by nearly 100 contributors over a six-month period, with major contributions through Chaincode Labs, Blockstream and MIT's Digital Currency Initiative..."
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11 Sep 2017
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Tips For Implementing a Blockchain Mobile Security Strategy [66411]
Search Cloud Applications, September 11th, 2017

"When considering mobile security, think of blockchain. Follow these tips to determine whether the security attributes of blockchain could be of benefit to your organization.

Everyone knows about blockchain; it's the technical foundation of the popular and controversial bitcoin currency. While bitcoin has popularized the notion of blockchain, it's done nothing to educate IT professionals on its value and uses..."
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06 Sep 2017
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Is Blockchain Ready for Fiat? Why Banks See Big Promise in Crypto Cash [66129]
CoinDesk, September 6th, 2017

"Central banks could soon see a wave of technological breakthroughs - that is, if the newest members of the Utility Settlement Coin (USC) project have anything to say about it.

Initially designed as a way to minimize the role of clearinghouses by letting financial institutions pay each other directly using collateral-backed crypto tokens, the implications of the work could have a broad impact. Since the collateral associated with those tokens is to be held by central banks, the project is increasingly being seen as a step toward reimagining how fiat currency could be issued..."
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04 Sep 2017
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Cryptocurrency and Central Banks: The Quest to Dematerialize Money [66102]
CoinDesk, September 4th, 2017

"Today, nation states have a monopoly on the issuance of notes and coins, one enforced with acts and regulations.

One just needs to revisit history to see how Liberty Dollar creator Bernard von NotHaus was charged with federal crimes for trying to mint his own private currency. Agents of the U.S. Secret Service and FBI raided the Liberty Dollar offices in 2007 and confiscated all its gold, silver and platinum. Bank accounts were frozen and computers seized..."
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04 Sep 2017
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Business in the Age of Digital Cash [66105]
Business 2 Community, September 4th, 2017

"You don't have to be an investor or involved in the payment industry to know that Bitcoin has been on a roll. And, it's just not Bitcoin. It's any type of digital currency that uses blockchain technology. The age of digital cash is just starting and your business needs to be prepared.

The thing is, digital cash isn't a new idea. David Chaum fist came-up with cryptocurrencies back in 1983. Then throughout the 1990's companies like Digital Cash were launched.

Media outlets like CNN were discussing the impact that digital cash was going to have in the world in 1998. Things rapidly changed when Bitcoin arrived in 2009..."
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01 Sep 2017
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Bitcoin - Recent Trends In Cryptocurrency [65943]
NEWSBTC, September 1st, 2017

"Over the past decade, the world's financial markets have been characterized by uncertainty, not least in the wake of the global 'great recession' that began unwinding in December 2007. This impacted in many areas, and certainly placed the activities of central banks under increasing scrutiny.

Less than a year after these tumultuous events, the term Bitcoin was first coined, by 'persons unknown', named as Japanese programmer Satoshi Nakamoto. Working outside centralized financial institutions, this digital or cryptocurrency - regulated by encryption techniques rather than fiscal regulations - has now been providing a means to generate personal wealth that is thriving beyond traditional restrictions..."
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