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P. H. Madore

P. H. Madore

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P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked's sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as well as some of her competitors. He is a major contributing developer to the Woodcoin project, and is currently nearing the completion of a cryptocurrency exchange in concert with the firm he primarily works for, Vermont Secure Computing Consultancy.

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ICO Analysis: Exscudo

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

Exscudo is a mix of legacy and cryptocurrency-based financial tools for global finance. Its token is EON and its ICO begins on April 25th. Currently, early investors get a 10% bonus and are able to invest for about .0002 per EON. Exscudo stands for “exchange” and “escudo,” which was the currency of the great Portuguese empire. “We have...

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ICO Analysis: Creativechain

Posted on April 15th, 2017.

Blockchain 2.0 – using the blockchain for purposes other than simply register the movement of funds. The purpose of Creativechain is to allow digital creative works to be registered one time and become indelible – permanently the property of their creator or owner, in a provable way. From a financial standpoint, there are several...

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ICO Analysis: Humaniq

Posted on April 11th, 2017.

The irony of the diffusion of human advancement has created a situation where more than a billion people have ready access to smart phones and the global Internet, but no reliable place to store their funds. The issue of poverty is complex, but investors who concern themselves with social issues have always believed it’s actually the...

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ICO Analysis: Internet of Coins

Posted on April 9th, 2017.

There is an ongoing crowdsale of the “Internet of Coins (IoC).” IoC is one of the competitors in this budding space of networking various blockchains mentioned in our last ICO Analysis, regarding Cosmos. IoC differs from Cosmos significantly. For starters, while Cosmos uses hubs and zones to interconnect assets, IoC uses a somewhat novel...

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ICO Analysis: Cosmos “Blockchain of Blockchains”

Posted on April 6th, 2017.

Cosmos is a novel answer to “sidechains,” which aims to enable users to traverse a galaxy of blockchains with ease. One intended usage of the platform will be to enable automated overflow of transactions, due to the congestion in current cryptocurrency designs. Cosmos consists of “zones” and “hubs.” A “zone” can become congested, just...

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Totally Private Transactions With Cryptocurrency

Posted on March 27th, 2017.

Bitcoin’s true purpose is argued about. Some believe it is a store of value similar to gold, and that transaction fees should not matter due to this. Others, however, believe it is meant to be digital cash. When you hand over cash to a gas station cashier, there is no record besides the receipt. No one necessarily knows where that dollar...

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Securing Bitcoin: How to Use a Paper Wallet

Posted on March 24th, 2017.

If you’re planning to hold bitcoins long term, one of the easiest, best ways to store them is in paper wallets, somewhere safe, such as a safe for instance, that you have control over. More technological methods such as the Trezor hardware wallet and others have come about, and we are hoping to acquire one of those for review purposes...

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Acquiring Bitcoin: Alternatives to LocalBitcoins.com

Posted on March 14th, 2017.

LocalBitcoins may be a solid, widely used choice for peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading, but it is not the only choice.

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Acquiring Bitcoin: Profiting in a Flash Crash

Posted on March 11th, 2017.

We promised another article about peer-to-peer trading, but given the events of yesterday, when the Winklevoss Twins had their Bitcoin ETF denied and panic selling ensued, it’s a good time to talk about what to do when the prices drop sharply in a short period of time. Bitcoin was at a high of almost $1300 and within hours had dropped...

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Acquiring Bitcoin: Do’s and Don’t’s of Peer-to-Peer Trading

Posted on March 11th, 2017.

This writer has been trading Bitcoin, mostly on the selling side, for over three years. Almost 100% of the trades conducted were done on a peer-to-peer basis, using the LocalBitcoins.com exchange. The following article is intended to pass on wisdom. Don’t Leave Your Trades Open When You Cannot Attend to Them

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Acquiring Bitcoin: Making A Peer-to-Peer Trade Step-By-Step

Posted on March 10th, 2017.

If you’re new to trading Bitcoin, or having Bitcoin, there is one thing you need to understand right off the bat. Imagine that Bitcoin is cash, and that you are constantly holding it in plain view, and most of the places you can spend this cash can disappear overnight. This is to say, in Bitcoin the risk of a scam is high. In...

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Acquiring Bitcoin: How to Avoid Centralized Exchanges

Posted on March 8th, 2017.

If you search Google for how to buy Bitcoin, or for a Bitcoin exchange, far too many roads will lead you to centralized exchanges. Bitcoin is not a centralized currency, as you know, but instead is secured and generated via a global peer-to-peer network and ledger called the Blockchain. This article intends to be an overview on how to...

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Cybersecurity

Israeli Researchers Turn Speakers/Headphones Into Eavesdropping Microphones

Posted on November 24th, 2016.

In the current age, even the most secure software and the best security practices might not be enough to prevent someone from being spied upon. Researchers continue to find novel and inventive ways to gather more data on everyday computer users, and the latest research from Israel’s Ben Gurion University is exceptional in this regard....

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Artificial Intelligence

Apple Patent Reveals Siri-Assisted iMessage P2P Payments Platform

Posted on November 17th, 2016.

Apple has filed a patent application for a “virtual assistant in a communication session.” On first glance, application 14/713,410 might scare developers of chat bots and the like, but Apple is specific in the scope of their claims – Siri, their virtual assistant platform, will be able to directly communicate with either user in an...

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Spanish Government Nabs eBook Uploader Who Allegedly Pirated Over 11,000 Books

Posted on October 20th, 2016.

Officials at the Spanish Ministry of the Interior say they have arrested a Valencia man who is accused of having uploaded over 11,000 eBook titles – often on the same day of their official release – and causing over €400,000 in economic damage. This figure is, however, based on the number of alleged downloads that took place of the...

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Artificial Intelligence

Obama Administration Concerned United States Falling Behind on AI Research

Posted on October 18th, 2016.

The White House released its “National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan” [PDF] this month. One of the chief concerns in the report is the fact that of the two countries doing the most research on artificial intelligence, more specifically on deep learning, the US has fallen into second place. The below...

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Cyberespionage

US Reportedly Planning An “Unprecedented” Cyberattack Against Russia

Posted on October 15th, 2016.

According to several news outlets citing current and former US government officials, the White House is in the planning stages of a massive, unprecedented cyberattack on the Russian government in retaliation for Russian meddling in the US presidential race. The goal of such an attack is to “harass and embarass” the Russian government....

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Entertainment

Apple CEO Tim Cook Wants Augmented and Virtual Reality Tech to “Encourage” Human Contact

Posted on October 14th, 2016.

So far, Apple has been the slowest of the big boys to getting an augmented or virtual reality product to market. The company’s iPhone is the single most popular smart phone on the planet and its computer products enjoy relative popularity (in early 2014, they were almost 9% of the market, a quadrupling from turn-of-the-century numbers)....

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Activism

Is Russia Really Looking to Hack the U.S. Presidential Elections?

Posted on October 12th, 2016.

Hillary Clinton and her party believe it’s Russia’s fault that various scandals surrounding her and the Democratic National Committee have come to light in recent weeks. From the organization’s early unfair treatment of Bernie Sanders to the fact that the DNC knew Donald Trump was the candidate Hillary could most likely beat, and...

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Cybersecurity

Two More Arrested in Connection with the Lizard Squad

Posted on October 10th, 2016.

The December 2014 attacks on the Xbox Live and Playstation gaming networks were infamous, premeditated, and claimed by a group calling itself the Lizard Squad. The sinister nature of attacking networks used by children, particularly on Christmas day when many were getting new consoles as gifts, gave rise to the infamy of the Lizard Squad...