Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bitcoin’s new scaling ‘agreement’: the reaction

A meeting of bitcoin startup executives and miners held this weekend has resulted in a new proposal. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Peach becomes Japan’s first airline to accept Bitcoin

Peach Aviation becomes the first in the country to allow fliers to pay for tickets with bitcoin. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

Deloitte exec departs to launch tokenized blockchain research lab

Back when Iliana Oris Valiente first started pitching her colleagues at Deloitte on the possible benefits of bitcoin, she was cautioned by a senior level executive. Read more: www.coindesk.com

History is made: Bitcoin price tops $2,000

Bitcoin prices passed $2,000 for the first time ever on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), climbing more than 100% since the start of the year. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Ethereum Price Rises Above Historic $100

Ethereum is up some 30% since yesterday, from around $87 to now $114 at the time of writing. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

Bitcoin is steaming to $2,000 with traditional investors onboard

Bitcoin price has broken yet another price record, surpassing the $1,900 mark and dipping its toes in the mainstream market audience. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Bitcoin exchange spreads are narrowing but gaps remain

As Bitfinex's banking challenges fade, the spread between prices observed on its order books and others internationally is falling. Read more: www.coindesk.com

US national security advisor: Bitcoin needs to be understood

A US think tank that advises the US government is exploring the threats bitcoin poses to national security, but also its benefits. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Coinbase users ask court to stop IRS Bitcoin tax hunt

Two unnamed Coinbase customers are seeking to stop the IRS from obtaining records on the digital currency exchange's user base, court records show. Read more: www.coindesk.com

US Congress to study virtual currency link to terrorism

A US Congressional subcommittee is developing a bill to study the use of digital currencies by terrorists. Read more:www.coindesk.com