What’s the Value of a Facebook Cryptocoin?

March 11, 2019

Just before the Civil War, and long before the Federal Reserve, the United States had 8, 000 kinds of fund. It was a chaotic, mystifying time to buy your groceries. Private banks issued mentions with the promise of backing in amber and silver, but their actual appreciate was anybody’s guess. Soon other companies–drug stores, coal mines, and of course railroads, the wealthy connectors of their day–jumped into the fray. What’s…

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This space heater mines bitcoin while keeping your house warm

March 2, 2019

Ethereum’s fork has travelled as planned . Image: Jordan Mansfield/ Getty Images A big upgrade for decentralized app platform Ethereum has proceeded as projected on Thursday. After a failed try in January, which was postponed simply one day before the scheduled upgrade date due to a security issue, Ethereum has now been upgraded to a brand-new version called Constantinople. Another, smaller upgrade called St. Petersburg, was rolled out as well…

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HTCs blockchain phone can now be purchased with fiat currency

March 1, 2019

Until now, the Exodus 1 has, fittingly, merely been available for acquisition with cryptocurrency. Starting today, however, interested parties will be able to select HTC’s blockchain phone up through more traditional means, including USD, which prices the handset at a not unreasonable $699. One presumes, of course, if you’ve “ve had enough” of an interested in acquiring a blockchain telephone that they’ve already got a bit of Bitcoin, Ether or…

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NYSE operators crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M

January 19, 2019

The Intercontinental Exchange’s( ICE) cryptocurrency project Bakkt celebrated New Year’s Eve with the announcement of a $182.5 million equity round from a batch of notable institutional investors. ICE, the operator of several global exchanges, includes the New york stock exchange, proved Bakkt to build a trading platform that enables both consumers and organizations to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets. This is Bakkt’s first institutional fund round; it was…

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Atari teams up with some startup to pretend to make blockchain-based games

January 6, 2019

Animoca Brands will develop and publish blockchain-based versions of RollerCoaster Tycoon and Goon Squad worldwide( eliminating China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau ); the new names will feature the integrating of non-fungible tokens( NFTs ). The word of the Agreement widens through to 31 March 2022. In honor of this exciting proclamation I’d like to propose the following blockchain-based products available for permission to those hunting for a quick buck…

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Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies

December 17, 2018

Thibault Schrepel study that relates the positive impact of cryptocurrencies for privacy protection. Even with the precipitous decreased to appreciate of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other currencies, the Federal Reserve writer accentuated the brand-new competitive give these currencies created exactly because of the style they function, and accordingly, why they are here to stay. And antitrust powers should welcome cryptocurrencies and blockchain engineerings for the same reason. Fact: crypto-currencies are good…

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Happy 10th birthday, Bitcoin!

November 3, 2018

Bitcoin turned 10 years old, an important milestone for a engineering that few have use and even fewer understand. Ultimately, the blockchain it wrought is likely to be the most difficult change to banking, financial resources and politics ever — or it could be a dud. The jury is still out, but let’s take a walk down memory lane and consider just how the product grew from White Paper to…

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PlusOneCoin made a cryptocurrency for upvotes

October 29, 2018

A team of developers have made something called PlusOneCoin, a clever cryptocurrency that essentially allows property owners to upvote content on two financial sites, ADVFN and Investorshub. The mind — to reward people for retrieving content and, more importantly, interacting with it — is something many services like Steemithave tried and failed to pull off. Created by ADVFN founder Clem Chambers along with blockchain experts Michael Hodges and Jon Mullins,…

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SparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US

October 2, 2018

Investment firm SparkLabs has run accelerator programs across APAC, now it has announced its first that’ll be based on U.S. soil and it’s a cybersecurity and blockchain program that’ll be located in Washington, D.C. from next year. The program will be led by former Startup Grind COO Brian Park and Mike Bott, who is ex-managing director of The Brandery accelerator. Advisors signed on to work with the batch of companies includes…

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You can now pitch Coinbase to list your bad altcoin

September 26, 2018

Bring on the pumps ! Image: Peshkova/ getty Bring on the altcoin spring. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase razzed an opening of the shitcoin floodgates today with an announcement that it will allow issuers of obscure altcoins, tokens, and even digital collectables like CryptoKitties to officially apply to be listed on its exchange. At present, Coinbase only rosters a few cryptocurrencies — bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, ethereum classic, and litecoin — that…

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Watching two bitcoin ‘celebs’ arguing poolside will scare you off crypto forever

September 22, 2018

Making pond parties seem lame since 2009. Image: screenshot/ coinsbank The cruise ship wasn’t big enough for the both of them. On September 10, somewhere in the Mediterranean, two well-known competitors in the cryptocurrency space stood awkwardly poolside. A mob, sporting a mix of cryptocurrency-themed t-shirts and bikinis, lounged nearby on the ship’s upper deck. One human, sweatpants sloshing in the water, steady-going a tripod. The Bitcoin versus Bitcoin Cash…

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Crypto exchange Kraken trolls NY attorney general after claim it may be acting unlawfully

September 20, 2018

Decentralized GFYS.Image: MADROLLY/GETTY IMAGES It probably wasn’t the smartest move.  Roughly 24 hours after a major report from the New York state attorney general’s office led officials to declare that the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is “possibly operating unlawfully in New York,” the exchange apparently decided the best response was to thumb its nose at state officials. In a series of tweets from both the official Kraken Twitter account and the…

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Coinbase Doubles Down on the Future of Digital Identity

August 21, 2018

Earlier this year, the executors of #DeleteFacebook engaged in a kind of decentralized group therapy. Catharsis came in a zip file downloaded before omission, containing the data you shared with Facebook–your friends, your photos, your posts–and with it, the data Facebook shared about you: the ads you clicked, the roster of businesses that know where you live and where else you shop. A portrait of the modern digital identity–or, at…

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Smartphone Voting Is Happening, but No One Knows if It’s Safe

August 15, 2018

When news made this week that West Virginian military members providing abroad will become the first people to vote by phone in a major US election this November, security experts were chagrined. For years, they have warned that all forms of online voting are particularly vulnerable to attacks, and with signs that the midterm elections are already being targeted, they fret this is exactly the incorrect is now time to…

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0x lets any app be the Craigslist of cryptocurrency

August 7, 2018

Centralized crypto exchanges like Coinbase are easy but expensive because they introduce a middleman. Not-for-profit project 0x allows any developer to quickly build their own decentralized cryptocurrency exchange and decide their own fees. It acts like Craigslist, connecting traders without ever holding the tokens itself. And instead of having to bootstrap their way to enough users trading tokens on their app alone so that there’s liquidity, 0x offers cross-platform liquidity…

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Augur protocol leads to terrifying Ethereum-based ‘assassination market’ for Donald Trump

July 30, 2018

Dark occasions Image: Mark Wilson/ getty The future of the blockchain is dark. A brand-new protocol has launched on the Ethereum blockchain that allows people to create and region bets on real-world events — i.e ., prediction markets. And you better believe that a so-called “assassination market” for Donald Trump has already popped up. Created by the non-profit Forecast Foundation, the open-source Augur protocol launched on July 9 and promised…

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Distributed blockchain conference offers a much needed dose of realism

July 29, 2018

It’s 8: 30 a.m. on a Thursday morning at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, and the emcee is stoked . A booming welcome are worth a Vegas boxing match is being delivered over the PA as attendees at the Distributed blockchain conference gather to hear the gospel of “unlocking the world influence of decentralized business.” However, if the half-full auditorium is any manifestation, it’s a content that…

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Inside the Crypto World’s Biggest Scandal

July 14, 2018

One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an summon from a stranger called Arthur Breitman. On the basis of what Breitman had been told about her political persuasion by a reciprocal acquaintance, he envisioned she might want to join his monthly lunch for classical liberals.( Breitman had also insured a photo of McCaffrey and saw she was pretty .) McCaffrey, the…

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SEC says bitcoin and ether aren’t securities

June 29, 2018

Clarity is good . Image: ULRICH BAUMGARTEN/ GETTY The world of cryptocurrency just got some much needed good news. With the prices of bitcoin and ether on a steady downward trend, the Protection and Exchange Commission today supplied hodlers with a twinkling of hope: Neither of the cryptocurrencies are considered protections. SEE ALSO: The only good thing to come out of Bitcoin is this inventory artwork “cat-o-nine-tail” So reports CNBC,…

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What’s the Deal With Facebook and the Blockchain?

June 5, 2018

On Tuesday Facebook reorganized their exercise of its product executives, in the process creating an unusual brand-new divide: David Marcus, formerly heads of state of Facebook’s Messenger app, will now contribute a team of fewer than a dozen people dedicated to blockchain engineering, according to Recode. He’ll be joined by notable executives including Kevin Weil, former VP of product at Instagram, and James Everingham, VP of engineering at Instagram. It’s…

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