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3 Ways Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype

3 Ways Blockchain Is Already Delivering on the Hype

Balaji S. Srinivasan is the CTO of Coinbase and a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

In Monty Python's "Life of Brian," there's a famous scene in which John Cleese's character is stirring up a group against the Romans.

He's trying to get them all frothed up about the supposed righteousness of their cause and the uselessness of the Romans, until reality intrudes. One by one, members of the crowd begin listing off all the things the Romans actually have brought to the commu...


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BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards

BCH Miners Discuss Funding Development With a Fraction of Block Rewards

On May 19 a group of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miners met after the Coingeek Conference in Hong Kong to discuss a new proposal which would fund BCH development and professional programmers who work on the protocol. The funding would stem from a portion of the miners block reward, and attendees discussed donating between 1-5 percent of rewards to fund developers.

Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Warren Warned by Billboards, Coinbase Tempted by Banking

A Positive Meeting Takes Place in...

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National Government Digital Currencies Versus Globally Distributed Cryptocurrencies: in Depth

National Government Digital Currencies Versus Globally Distributed Cryptocurrencies: in Depth

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com.

As society starts to move away from cash, central banks’ potential to reap profits off issuing that cash could be threatened.

Many governments are worried about the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and hence are considering the merits of creating a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Central banks have woken up to the risks cryptoc...


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Cardano Technical Analysis: (ADA/BTC) Support Has Arrived. ADA Looking Bullish Going Forward

Cardano Technical Analysis: (ADA/BTC) Support Has Arrived. ADA Looking Bullish Going Forward

Nothing in this article is to be construed as investment advice. Neither the author nor the publication takes any responsibility or liability for any investments, profits or losses you may incur as a result of this information.



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Crypto Youtuber Launching Bitcoin Funded TV Series on CBS

Crypto Youtuber Launching Bitcoin Funded TV Series on CBS

Cryptocurrency television shows are now gaining more popularity as various broadcasting services are taking responsibilities by offering to air these shows.

TradeStation and Cheddar –a live streaming financial news network- announced in a press release on March 15 to air “Crypto Craze” a weekly show focusing on cryptocurrency trading which has caught the attention of many crypto traders and investors.

More recently, America’s most-watched network- Columbia Broadcasting System (C...


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Breaking: Vitalik Buterin Considering Google? Asks Followers if He Should Leave Ethereum for Tech Giant

Breaking: Vitalik Buterin Considering Google? Asks Followers if He Should Leave Ethereum for Tech Giant

The founder of Ethereum was approached by Google in a recruitment effort, according to a tweet by Buterin with a screenshot of the email.



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Daily Market Report for May 19 2018

Daily Market Report for May 19 2018 May 19 2018 KRAKEN DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGE $97.1M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP BTC…

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Crypto Markets See Slight Growth, Total Market Capitalization Nears $392 Bln

Crypto Markets See Slight Growth, Total Market Capitalization Nears $392 Bln

May 20: Crypto markets saw some growth over the past 24 hours, with all of the top ten cryptocurrencies listed on Coinmarketcap currently in the green and total market capitalization approaching $392 bln.

Market visualization from Coin360

Bitcoin (BTC) is up around 3 percent in 24 hours to press time, currently trading at $8,520.

Bitcoin price ch...


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‘51 percent attack’ in Silicon Valley TV Series - Real Life Possibility?

‘51 percent attack’ in Silicon Valley TV Series - Real Life Possibility?

Most modern technological marvels make their way into mainstream media, but a select few are influential enough to feature on some our favourite TV shows.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are no exception, having captured the imagination of millions around the world during a breakout period in 2017.

Primarily driven by Bitcoin’s astronomical boom in value as the year drew to a close, people from all walks from life had either heard about Bitcoin or were...


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Armchair Detectives Have Another Bitcoin Puzzle to Solve

Armchair Detectives Have Another Bitcoin Puzzle to Solve

After the notorious 5 BTC ‘bitcoin puzzle’ was solved last January after years of people trying to crack it, now another bitcoin puzzle was launched this week on forums and social media. On May 19, 2018, a person posted an image which contains a bitcoin puzzle that rewards the solver 1 BTC.

Also read: A Brief History of Hidden Messages in the Bitcoin Blockchain

Bitcoin Puzzles: Hiding Cryptocurrencies in Plain Sight

Since the inception of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, visu...


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Tether Mints $250 Mln of New USDT Tokens, Rekindles Controversy

Tether Mints $250 Mln of New USDT Tokens, Rekindles Controversy

The controversial stablecoin Tether generated $250 million worth of new USDT tokens on May 18, according to Omni Explorer.

Tether is the company that issues the so-called stablecoins USDT, which it claims are backed at 1:1 ratio by US dollars. Tether has been criticized for its lack of transparency after it broke ties with auditing firm Friedman LLP before an official audit could be conducted.

With a near monopoly on stablecoins, the total supply of...


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PR: Tutellus launches ICO on the Cryptonomos platform

PR: Tutellus launches ICO on the Cryptonomos platform

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The sooner our education system is digitally disrupted, the better

It’s difficult to measure the impact of higher education, either in a monetary sense or otherwise, altho...


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Hodler’s Digest, May 14-20: Crypto Ban FUD And Blockchain Adoption Galore

Hodler’s Digest, May 14-20: Crypto Ban FUD And Blockchain Adoption Galore Top Stories This Week

Circle Partners With Bitmain For Planned Release Of USD-Backed Stable Coin

Circle Internet Financial Ltd. has finished a $110 mln investment round with led by Chinese mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain as part of their project to create a US-dollar backed stable coin. The Circle USD Coin, which will function as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum network, will reportedly be integrated into the Circle Pay payment app and in Circle Trade, as well as...


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Move 'Em Out: ICOs Don't Seem So Scary Outside the US

Move 'Em Out: ICOs Don't Seem So Scary Outside the US

ICO issuers are starting to look to jurisdictions outside the U.S. to set up shop.

In an environment of regulatory uncertainty, where the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun investigating ICOs and the industry surrounding the capital raising technology but has yet to make a formal decision of how it will regulate crypto tokens, issuers and other stakeholders are finding other jurisdictions a better bet for launching their projects.

And no other place during...


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Blockchair Feed Reveals Messages Encoded in the BCH, BTC and ETH Blockchains

Blockchair Feed Reveals Messages Encoded in the BCH, BTC and ETH Blockchains

Blockchain exploration service Blockchair has launched a new analytics tool. Blockchair Feed decodes the messages that are written into the BCH, BTC, and ETH networks. The results can be viewed in a real-time feed comprised of messages that range from the banal to the enigmatic.

Also read: A Brief History of Hidden Messages in the Bitcoin Blockchain

Feast on a Banquet of Messages with Blockchair Feed

Blockchain explorer Blockchair is widely used by the bitcoin cash and core comm...


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Fundstrat’s Lee Admits Poor Prediction of Bitcoin Rally, Still Expects $25k Price by Year End

Fundstrat’s Lee Admits Poor Prediction of Bitcoin Rally, Still Expects $25k Price by Year End

Co-founder and head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, Thomas Lee has admitted that his prediction of a Bitcoin rally after the Consensus conference was wrong. Lee has claimed that the crypto market still “faces significant internal resistance and hurdles within traditional financial institutions,” Bloomberg reports May 18

Having accurately predicted the growth of crypto markets after the US tax day in April, Tom Lee made another Bitcoin prediction on May 7,...


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This Week in Bitcoin: Smooth Bitcoin Cash Upgrade, BCH and BTC Tax Payments in Florida

This Week in Bitcoin: Smooth Bitcoin Cash Upgrade, BCH and BTC Tax Payments in Florida

A notable week for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – the network successfully upgraded the blockchain protocol by extending the block size to 32MB. The change will allow a greater number of transactions to be processed with inexpensive and consistent transaction fees. Also, Seminole County in Florida will accept tax payments in both Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) thanks to a partnership with Bitpay.

Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Warren Warned by Billboards, Coinbase Tempted by Ba...


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Shrimp, Frogs, and Drugs Are Clogging the Ethereum Blockchain

Shrimp, Frogs, and Drugs Are Clogging the Ethereum Blockchain

Move over Cryptokitties. The ethereum network has a new batch of games to blame for rising gas fees. Over the past week, the viral success of dapps such as Ether Shrimp Farm, Ether Cartel, and Pepe Farm has congested the ethereum blockchain, questioning its readiness for enterprise adoption.

Also read: Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms

Ethereum Endures a Plague of Frogs and Shrimp

In the same week that Fedex announced plans to build a logistics tool...


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Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused Altcoins

Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused Altcoins

Recently hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck will end trading for four privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies, Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Dash (DASH), and Augur (REP), Cointelegraph Japan reported May 18.

Following reports from back in March, the exchange has now officially confirmed the removal of the four anonymity-focused coins will come into effect June 18. According to Coincheck’s blog, the exchange will remove the four cryptocurrencies to comply with counter-terrorist...


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BlockShow Europe 2018 Blasts a Massive Update, Days Prior to the Event

BlockShow Europe 2018 Blasts a Massive Update, Days Prior to the Event

BlockShow Europe 2018 is fast approaching - time has come for some big news from the organizing team. Today, roughly a week before the event, we want to shed some light on what is waiting for more than 3000 attendees in Berlin on May 28-29.

Fresh arrivals & celebrities on board

First and foremost, the value of any conference is the quality of its speaker pool. For BlockShow Europe 2018, the organizers have brought together over 100 blockchain experts and practitioners.

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China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28

China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28

People’s Republic of China (PRC) 中华人民共和国 was one of the first governments to ban bitcoin, cryptocurrency. Now, the PRC is the first country to come out with official government crypto rankings. Its China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) used three filters through which coins would be judged: innovation, technology, application. Rather surprisingly to some enthusiasts, bitcoin core (BTC) didn’t even crack the top ten, while bitcoin cash (BCH) almost didn’t make th...


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Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms

Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms

The Russian Ministry of Justice has taken side in what looks like a lively debate about the status of cryptocurrencies that are still unregulated in the country. A bankruptcy case involving a modest amount of bitcoin has sparked discussions in Russian legal circles. Some say a crypto is nothing more than “a set of characters.” Others, including the justice minister, are categorical – cryptocurrency can’t be anything else but property.   

Also read: Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digita...


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A Look at the Credit Card Shaped Hardware Device Called ‘Coolwallet’

A Look at the Credit Card Shaped Hardware Device Called ‘Coolwallet’

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts take security and storage seriously, and there are a bunch of different hardware solutions out there. One startup has released a different kind of digital asset hardware wallet that is the same size and shape as a credit card. Due to the design of the new ‘Coolwallet S,’ the wallet can be hidden very easily alongside the option of being carried effortlessly in your back pocket.

Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Warren Warned By Billboards, Coinbase Tempte...


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Crypto Floating Island Project Closer to Realization

Crypto Floating Island Project Closer to Realization

Blue Frontiers has signed a much-publicized memorandum of understanding with French Polynesia. The Floating Island Project is exactly as it reads, only it’s to be an independent government complete with its own cryptocurrency. An idea long thought to be a crazy dream of libertarians is now incredibly close to realization.

Also read: Alec Baldwin’s Lambo Movie Backed by Crypto Tech

Crypto Floating Island Project Nearer to a Reality

“A core structural feature of current models of...


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FedEx: Global Supply Chains will be Changed by Blockchain

FedEx: Global Supply Chains will be Changed by Blockchain

The Chief executive officer of FedEx, Fred Smith, said at the 4-day blockchain Conference “Consensus” in New York, that the blockchain is the next determinant for the success of his company. From his own perspective, there is a whole sea of new opportunities, that are only available because of blockchains. This technology offers the world’s economic and financial systems, ample possibility for improvement. Concerning FedEx, this means blockchain implementation in the supply chain,...


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Daily Market Report for May 19 2018

Daily Market Report for May 19 2018 May 19 2018 KRAKEN DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGE $97.1M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP BTC…

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Japanese Crypto Exchange Continues Global Expansion – Now in Five Countries

Japanese Crypto Exchange Continues Global Expansion – Now in Five Countries

A Japanese government-approved cryptocurrency exchange has resumed expanding overseas. Already operating in five countries with a plan to launch in more in the near future, the exchange aims to construct a global network of crypto transactions.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Building Global Network

Bitpoint Japan was among the first crypto exchanges to be fully licensed by the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA). It is a subsidiary of Remixp...


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China Has Found 421 Fake Cryptocurrencies

China Has Found 421 Fake Cryptocurrencies

A Chinese government-backed industry organization has published a report on fake cryptocurrencies. As of April, its monitoring platform has found 421 fake cryptocurrencies, 60% of which are deployed overseas. The Committee has also outlined major red flags of these cryptocurrencies.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

421 Fake Cryptocurrencies

The National Committee of Experts on the Internet Financial Security Technology (IFCERT), a Chinese governmen...


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Markets Update: Digital Assets Show Recovery After the Past Three Days of Dips

Markets Update: Digital Assets Show Recovery After the Past Three Days of Dips

Digital asset markets are doing some healing during the past 24-hours of trading after touching some lows the day prior. At the moment the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization of all 1,600+ tokens is around $377Bn with around $16Bn worth of 24-hour trade volume. Bitcoin Core (BTC) markets are up 2.3 percent averaging $8,314 per coin while Bitcoin Cash (BCH) prices are up 1.5 percent at around $1,180 per BCH.

Also read: “Stablecoin” Trueusd Pumps After Binance Listing

The Wee...

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Bitcoin Cash Fork Leaves Users Behind, But Does It Matter?

Bitcoin Cash Fork Leaves Users Behind, But Does It Matter?

Bitcoin cash now has 32 MB blocks and smart contracts.

The controversial hard fork of bitcoin hard forked again several days ago in an effort to add new functionality to the cryptocurrency protocol and further differentiate it from its predecessor. But in the process - executing at block 530350 - a portion of the bitcoin cash community was left behind.

At the time of writing, between 16 percent and 17 percent of bitcoin cash nodes are running old software and because of the way...


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U.S.: Colorado Proposes Accepting Cryptocurrency for Political Campaigns

U.S.: Colorado Proposes Accepting Cryptocurrency for Political Campaigns

Political candidates in Colorado could soon accept Bitcoin or other digital currencies for their campaigns, according to reports by the Denver Post on May 17.

Secretary of State Wayne Williams made the proposal for allowing donations of cryptocurrencies in political campaigns in draft rules presented on May 16, the Denver Post reports.

The US Federal Election Commission (FEC) has already approved the acceptance of Bitcoin as in-kind donations for pol...


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At Ripple's Snoop Dogg Party, A Search for XRP

At Ripple's Snoop Dogg Party, A Search for XRP

Would this be one of those crypto events? A star past his prime pumping the flavor of the month?

As part of the first-ever New York Blockchain Week, Snoop Dogg was booked to perform at the XRP Community Night on Tuesday. The event, as the name would suggest, was meant to celebrate XRP, a cryptocurrency most closely tied with the San Francisco startup Ripple. The party could have provided the latest example of a celebrity hyping crypto: Floyd Mayweather, Dennis Rodman and Paris Hilton...


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Wendy McElroy: Decentralization is the Core of Crypto Freedom

Wendy McElroy: Decentralization is the Core of Crypto Freedom

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations
Section 3: Decentralization
Chapter 8, Part 2.
Decentralization is the Core of Crypto Freedom

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed,...


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WSJ: Coinbase Spoke to U.S. Regulators About Acquiring Federal Banking License

WSJ: Coinbase Spoke to U.S. Regulators About Acquiring Federal Banking License

Major U.S. cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase spoke to regulators about obtaining a federal banking charter, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) May 18.

Citing “a person familiar with the matter”, the WSJ reports that Coinbase spoke to the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) at the beginning of 2018 both about a bank charter and about their business model.

A spokesperson for Coinbase declined to comment on...


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VC Firm Behind Snapchat Looks to Ramp up its Crypto Investments, Report Says

VC Firm Behind Snapchat Looks to Ramp up its Crypto Investments, Report Says

The venture capital firm behind Snapchat is looking at ways to increase their investments in the crypto industry, tech journal Recode reported May 17.

Aaron Batalion, a partner at venture capital firm Lightspeed, is leading an effort to boost the firm’s investment by exploring three methods: setting up a new fund, carving out a portion of an existing fund, or launching an entirely new project, Recode reports, citing “sources”.

According to Recode, Li...


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Coincheck Delists XMR, DASH, ZEC, REP – Prompted by Japanese Regulator

Coincheck Delists XMR, DASH, ZEC, REP – Prompted by Japanese Regulator

Japanese exchange Coincheck has confirmed that it is delisting three privacy coins: monero, dash, and zcash. Augur’s reputation token will also be delisted next month. The exchange made this decision after receiving a business improvement order from the country’s financial regulator following the NEM hack.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Coincheck Delisting 4 Cryptocurrencies

Following reports that Coincheck was going to delist monero (XMR),...


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NEO Technical Analysis: (NEO/BTC) Lining Up For A Double Bottom Rebound

NEO Technical Analysis: (NEO/BTC) Lining Up For A Double Bottom Rebound

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Colorado Might Allow Political Donations in Cryptocurrency

Colorado Might Allow Political Donations in Cryptocurrency

Colorado's secretary of state issued a rule change proposal that's open to the public, which would allow cryptocurrencies in campaign financing.



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Coinsecure Offers Refunds to Some Heist Victims, Unlocks Exchange

Coinsecure Offers Refunds to Some Heist Victims, Unlocks Exchange

Coinsecure is slowly beginning to send emails to victims of the April 9 heist, offering them the ability to claim their funds in a new portal.



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UNDP to Launch Crypto-Funded Solar Energy Initiative in Moldova

UNDP to Launch Crypto-Funded Solar Energy Initiative in Moldova

Moldova will implement a UNDP project in which the Technical University of Moldova will get crypto-funded, solar energy.



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Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Warren Warned By Billboards, Coinbase Tempted by Banking

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Warren Warned By Billboards, Coinbase Tempted by Banking

In Bitcoin in Brief today, billionaire Warren Buffett has been reminded that he was wrong about Google and Amazon, and told he might be wrong about bitcoin, too. Billboards have appeared outside his office to convey the message of the crypto community. Also, a report suggests that the US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase may apply for a banking license. Some conflicting views on the future of the Internet and its money complete Saturday’s roundup.  

Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Friday: U...


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Former UK Visa CEO Takes Helm Of Crypto Consumer Payment Startup

Former UK Visa CEO Takes Helm Of Crypto Consumer Payment Startup

The former head of Visa in the UK and Ireland has joined a startup bringing crypto to consumer payments, Business Insider NL reports today, May 19.

Marc O’Brien, who worked for Visa between 2008 and 2014, has recently joined crypto consumer payment startup Crypterium, which aims to make it possible to spend crypto in everyday situations, Business Insider reports. Speaking on the importance of crypto adoption as a medium of exchange, O’Brien told Business Insider:

“The i...


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Fixing the News: Blockchain-Powered Solutions for Media in Crisis

Fixing the News: Blockchain-Powered Solutions for Media in Crisis

In the US and around the world, quality journalism is going through difficult times. Against the backdrop of steadily declining trust in the mainstream press, systemic issues like the ever-intensifying political polarization of the media, proliferation of fake news, and asymmetric power relations between platforms and publishers, among others, stand in the way of the press striving to fulfill its crucial societal functions. The central role of the media in the society is, at least...


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PR: Parsec Frontiers Opens Doors to New Galaxies with Its ICO

PR: Parsec Frontiers Opens Doors to New Galaxies with Its ICO

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The popularity of massive multiplayer online games and virtual worlds has grown tremendously during the last 20 years, and some of the largest services have seen tens of millions of us...


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Purse.io Adds Native BCH Support and Launches ‘Bcash’

Purse.io Adds Native BCH Support and Launches ‘Bcash’

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the firm Purse.io, the company that enables up to 20 percent savings when users shop on Amazon with Bitcoin Core (BTC), announced native support with Bitcoin Cash. Now users spending Bitcoin Cash can get the same services the firm has been offering since 2014. Additionally, Purse has revealed its own Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Javascript library for node.js called ‘bcash.’

Also read: “Stablecoin” Trueusd Pumps After Binance Listing

Purse.io Adds Native Support for...

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Japanese Exchange Coincheck Eyes America for Expansion

Japanese Exchange Coincheck Eyes America for Expansion

Coincheck, the Japanese crypto trading platform that found new owners after it was hacked earlier this year, is now planning to offer services on the US market. The exchange expects to be licensed in Japan next month, according to the chief executive of Monex, the online brokerage which bought the troubled company last month.    

Also read: Coincheck Resumes Monero Withdrawals and Sales

Coincheck’s US Plans – Part of the Comeback

Recognizing the need to “study carefully” t...


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Inside the Competitive World of OTC Bitcoin Trading

Inside the Competitive World of OTC Bitcoin Trading

If you work in cryptocurrency and are a member of Linkedin, you’re probably familiar with OTC bitcoin brokers. They’ll message you, out of the blue, asking if you know any private sellers, and will offer to set up a deal for your mutual benefit. The majority of these men (for they are always men) are genuine in their intentions. This does not disguise the fact, though, that BTC brokers are little more than sharks circling the same prey.

Also read: Research Paper Finds Transaction Patte...


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Steve Wozniak Compares Ethereum to Apple at Vienna Conference

Steve Wozniak Compares Ethereum to Apple at Vienna Conference

At the WeAreDevelopers tech conference in Vienna, Steve “Woz” Wozniak compared Ethereum’s platform with Apple and said it could become just as influential, Forbes reported May 18.

While delivering his speech at the conference, Wozniak was enthusiastic about Ethereum (ETH), describing it as a platform similar to Apple’s. He said that in the long-term Ethereum can become just as influential as Apple is. He added:

“Ethereum interests me because it can do things and because...


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Norway Central Bank Considers Developing Digital Currency

Norway Central Bank Considers Developing Digital Currency

Norway’s central bank, Norges Bank, is considering developing its own digital currency as a supplement to cash to “ensure confidence in money and the monetary system”, according to a working paper May 18.

The report, prepared by a Norges Bank working group, investigates aspects they believe should be considered when assessing the issuance of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The authors emphasize at least three possible CDBC applications: the introduction of a reliable...


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Colorado Proposal Aims to Allow Cryptocurrency Donations for Campaigns

Colorado Proposal Aims to Allow Cryptocurrency Donations for Campaigns

The state of Colorado is considering giving political candidates the ability to raise funds using cryptocurrencies. This week the Secretary of State, Wayne Williams, presented the proposed guidelines and officials are looking for commentary from Colorado residents.

Also read: “Stablecoin” Trueusd Pumps After Binance Listing

Colorado Secretary of State May Allow Politicians to Accept Cryptocurrencies for Campaigns

Colorado is a state that is well known for testing new laws and gu...