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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Following a Tuna from Fiji to Brooklynon the Blockchain

May 29, 2018

I had just learned everything there was to know about the fish in front of me. Now a small part of its fleshy, red form was in my mouth. Five minutes earlier, I envisioned a video testifying the seas in Fiji where it was caught, where it traveled on ice, and how exactly it ended up inside a sushi hand rolling. The massive yellowfin tuna had been tracked in all…

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Stratis had one of the biggest ICOs ever. Now it lets you launch your own.

May 23, 2018

Image: Jack Taylor/ Getty Images When the time comes to initial coin offerings or ICOs — crowdfunding occurrences in which participates buy digital tokens from a startup — the London-based Stratis is one of the original thugs. The company launched a successful ICO in June 2016, style back before the ICO craze, selling its STRAT tokens for $0.007 each. The price of STRAT has skyrocketed to$ 6 since, giving early…

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YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals

May 10, 2018

YouTube followers, but they can’t see most of his new videos there. To get 46 of the 71 weightlifting and competitive-eating videos he’s posted in the past two months, devotees have to use DTube. It looks a lot like YouTube, but video builders rely on gifts from observers instead of ad revenue, and the site’s moderators rarely try to censor potentially offensive substance. Czerwinski, who induced the switch 2 months…

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A new tool lets you make some bitcoin off your dick pics

April 24, 2018

CockBlockchain, a new space to encrypt your dick pics Image: CamSoda In the era of hackers and security shortcomings, many interwebs consumers are the same lament: “Can’t we just have a procure direction to share our dick pics and induce some Bitcoin off of them? “ Lucky for you, live cam platform CamSoda is here to mix an age-old sexuality game with the blockchain cult to create a brand-new tool…

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JPMorgans blockchain head is leaving to start her own business

April 12, 2018

JPMorgan’s key blockchain executive is departing the bank for the world of startups, it has emerged. Amber Baldet heads up JPMorgan’s Blockchain Center of Excellence, which examines the developing dispensed ledger engineering and use cases of blockchain engineering across the firm’s business. A high-profile figure in the blockchain space in her own right, she is leaving to start her undertaking, according to Reuters. Baldet set up JPMorgan’s blockchain strategy and…

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How a Billionaire Crypto King Built the No. 1 Exchange in Just 8 Months

April 10, 2018

Zhao Changpeng transformed Binance into the largest crypto exchange Global regulators are now cracking down on the industry value. He has vaulted from oblivion to the cover of Forbes magazine, steered Binance to a $200 million profit in its second quarter of existence, and amassed a personal rich that he claims is worth as much as$ 2 billion. But after a meteoric rise that dared fiscal orthodoxy( Binance doesn’t have…

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Bitcoin Falls on Fears of Regulatory Trouble for Big Crypto Exchange

March 26, 2018

Japan’s FSA alerts Binance for operating without a licence Biggest cryptocurrency fell 4.5% after news firstly reported told Bloomberg in January that it was working to acquire a license in Japan, but the threat could complicate those efforts. Zhao said on Thursday that stock exchanges is” engaged in constructive talk” with the FSA. While Binance was founded in Hong Kong last year, Zhao has said that his company does not…

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