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Bitcoin’s Offensive Continues as Prices Breach $3,400

Posted on August 8th, 2017.

Bitcoin’s value jumped to a new record on Tuesday, a clear indication that the bull market was back in vogue following a month of turmoil. $3,000 & Beyond The virtual currency (BTC/USD) rose 2.4% to $3,468.00 in overnight trading, according to Bitstamp. Before the weekend, the BTC/USD had crossed the $3,000 mark only once. At...

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Bulletproof

Posted on July 28th, 2017.

Hi Everyone, One of the things that’s been bugging me about blockchain technology is another technology that is on the rise just as fast and could possibly make it irrelevant. Quantum computing is currently under development by some of the biggest tech players in the world. IBM, the NSA, and Google are all working hard to make...

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Valuing Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Applications

Posted on July 12th, 2017.

Arguably the most interesting financial trend of 2017 is the spreading of cryptocurrencies, especially in the Ethereum ecosystem. With the ICO boom of this year, a lot of different business models have been connected to tokens or blockchains of their own. This brings up several questions in the mind value-conscious investors, as given...

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Blockchain for Bankers & Bitcoin Speculators

Posted on June 29th, 2017.

By now, most technically minded people agree that blockchain technology is good. The big question I’ve been asking myself lately is…. good for who?

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Token Analysis: Is NEO (Formerly Antshares) ‘China’s Ethereum’?

Posted on June 23rd, 2017.

NEO has been called “China’s Ethereum”. The Western market first collectively learned about Antshares, a smart contract and decentralized application (dApp) platform, just ahead of the company’s rebrand to ‘NEO’ – which is Greek for “newness”, novelty and youth. That merely one exchange offers bitcoin-NEO trades...

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We’re Moving to the Blockchain

Posted on June 5th, 2017.

Every day mankind is finding new uses for the blockchain. Here are a few of the cooler applications that are set to improve things… A firm in China called BitSE has recently launched a new version of Ethereum that they call VeChain to make it simpler for large corporations to start using the blockchain for big business. Walmart is...

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ICO Pre-Analysis: Bancor Protocol

Posted on June 1st, 2017.

A reader requested we look into the Bancor Protcol and related upcoming ICO, which is going to be based on Ethereum, as more and more new projects are. Ethereum, for what it’s worth, recently shot up over around $200 in value. This is no small feat for a coin which has experienced some serious problems, resulting in a major fork, early...

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Fidelity Investments CEO Embraces Bitcoin And Blockchain, Cites Challenges

Posted on May 25th, 2017.

Abigail Johnson, CEO and chairwoman at Fidelity Investments, called for more serious conversations about bitcoin and blockchain while addressing Consensus 2017 blockchain conference in New York City, according to MarketWatch. Fidelity has tested bitcoin and blockchain, according to Johnson, including partnerships, venture investments and...

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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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The Fastest Growing Tech Industries that You Should Consider When Starting a Business

Posted on March 23rd, 2017.

If you are a tech-savvy entrepreneur looking to start disrupting the world as we know it, there are a few industries you should consider. These, according to specialists, are where the future of technology lies. According to specialists at Gartner, a technology research firm, the following industries are beginning to break out of an...

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Quantum Resistant Ledger Readies For Battle Against Quantum Computing, Hires Testers And Seeks Feedback

Posted on March 22nd, 2017.

Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL), a blockchain technology designed to mitigate quantum computing attacks, has recruited testers to create 50 nodes and released an updated white paper by founder Peter Waterland. QRL is seeking comment on Slack prior to a presale. Waterland has commented about the bitcoin scaling issue and the danger posed...

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Is the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) the Next Trusted Evolution of Online Casinos?

Posted on March 20th, 2017.

Nick Ayton explores the myths and misunderstandings regarding the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, where recent bad press with the ‘DAO hack’ hasn’t improved the basic understanding. The hack may have created perceptions as to how a DAO actually works. Lots of activity, a hot space. The gaming industry, like music, is being...

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Blockchains And The War on Cash

Posted on March 20th, 2017.

Currently, India faces devastating cash problems, unique and unprecedented especially for a country of its size. Governments of countries with highly developed financial systems too have proposed to scrape bank notes or at least decommission the highest denominations. In India, the government announced overnight their two largest...

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Is This Blockchain Voting System by NYU Devs the Solution to Russia Election Meddling?

Posted on December 12th, 2016.

With lingering concerns over ways in which the 2016 election could have been underhandedly swayed in the favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump after Barack Obama requested a report on the matter, a team of blockchain-minded New York University devs have developed a potential answer after winning first prize in a development challenge....

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Zcash: A Cryptocurrency More Secure and Anonymous Than Bitcoin?

Posted on November 2nd, 2016.

When MT Gox, bitcoin’s biggest exchange at the time, suddenly announced during February 2014 that they had “lost” almost $1 billion worth of bitcoins, some took to the blockchain to see what had happened. Their analysis led, in just a few days, to the second biggest news of that year: MT Gox still held 200,000 bitcoins, then worth $200...

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vDice.io, The World’s First Full Decentralized Gambling Platform

Posted on November 2nd, 2016.

vDice.io, having launched in June as the first fully-decentralized betting game for the first programmable P2P network, will host a crowdsale from November 15 to December 15. In exchange for Ether (ETH), investors will receive “vSlice” tokens, each of which is directly tied to the profits of the game. The “vSlice” token will regularly...

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The Future of Digital Rights Management Might Be Decent with Blockchain

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

DECENT wants to create a decentralized digital rights management solution for piracy powered by the blockchain. Like so many modern decentralized platforms, DECENT’s platform seeks to remove the middlemen, power abusers, and prevent third party manipulation to ensure content creators and consumers can trade material in a...

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Is a Decentralized Internet the Solution to Outages?

Posted on October 22nd, 2016.

“Attacks that we witnessed today were possible mainly because there is a centralized infrastructure which could have been targeted,” said Piotr Janiuk, CTO of  Golem,  which seeks to decentralize the internet using peer-to-peer technology. “The attack itself isn’t easy to carry out, but it is obvious that even the backbone...

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Metals Wants to Solve Payments for the Unbanked with the Bitcoin Blockchain

Posted on October 20th, 2016.

Editor’s note: Headline altered to reflect Metal’s endeavor to bring payments for the unbanked via the bitcoin blockchain. Hacked discussed with Marshall Hayner the evolution of his startup, called Trees. Once focused on  delivering marijuana by drone – a la Snoop Dogg’s big music via drone push – the service has...

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