These are the top Bitcoin, Ethereum, and cryptocurrency news stories for October 23, 2017.

Over on the Coinbase support portal, the longtime bitcoin exchange has clarified their stance on the upcoming hard fork related to the SegWit2x proposal. The exchange has stated their intention to list the current version of Bitcoin with the 'BTC' ticker.

According to CNBC, a surge in demand for bitcoin in Zimbabwe has highlighted an interesting quirk of trading involving the digital asset, in addition to the economic woes currently facing the country.

According to CoinDesk, Russian President Vladimir Putin has mandated new rules for cryptocurrencies and ICOs. The new rules include registration requirements for cryptocurrency miners and the application of securities laws to ICOs.

According to Bloomberg, Jeff Garzik, who is the key developer behind the SegWit2x proposal, is working on an alternative cryptocurrency that will be usable on multiple smart contracts-focused platforms such as Ethereum and RSK.

According to Bitcoin Magazine, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has stated that bitcoin is better than gold and the U.S. dollar.

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October 24th 2017, 14:02

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Kyle first used Bitcoin in 2011. By early 2014, researching and writing about Bitcoin had become his full-time occupation. Currently, he contributes regularly to Forbes and CoinJournal. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, VICE Motherboard, Nasdaq, and many other media outlets. Additionally, he provides a daily Bitcoin news recap via a newsletter and YouTube show (audio only version available via SoundCloud), which can be found at kyletorpey.com.

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