Category: blockchain technology

PlayDApp Will Unlock the True Potential of Gaming

PlayDApp Will Unlock the True Potential of GamingThe blockchain will unlock gaming’s true value

Asia’s largest blockchain festival ‘KBW 2019’ main conference ‘D. FINE’
Kevin Chu “Gamers are already ready to use blockchain technology”
Sung-Won Choi PlayDapp Head of Strategy “Share items in different games with blockchain”

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Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces New Blockchain Startup

Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces His New Blockchain StartupFormer Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is dipping his feet back into the crypto industry as he wants to help Japan become a powerhouse within the blockchain economy. The former CEO of the now-defunct exchange told the media on June 5 about his new venture called Tristan Technologies. Also read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles […]

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Localbitcoins Removes In-Person Cash Trades Forcing Traders to Look Elsewhere

Localbitcoins Removes In Person Cash Trades Forcing Traders to Look for AlternativesOn June 1, cryptocurrency enthusiasts were shocked to hear that the peer-to-peer exchange Localbitcoins has ceased offering in-person cash trades. According to a few users, all pending fiat trades have been canceled, leaving local traders who prefer cash high and dry and forced to seek other avenues. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Gathers […]

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Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Gathers Thousands of Pre-Launch Signups

Bitcoin.com's Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Gathers Thousands of Signups WorldwideOn June 4, Bitcoin.com is gearing up to launch our peer-to-peer trading platform Local.Bitcoin.com. After the exchange was announced, the public were invited to create their accounts and place orders. So far the exchange has seen a huge swarm of interest, with over 4,500 signups to date. Also read: Bitcoin.com Celebrates 4 Million Wallets Created […]

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Local.Bitcoin.com Aims to Spread Economic Freedom Through P2P Exchange of BCH

Local.Bitcoin.com Aims to Spread Economic Freedom in a P2P FashionOn June 4, Bitcoin.com is launching a peer-to-peer marketplace called Local.Bitcoin.com that will allow users from around the world to buy and sell bitcoin cash (BCH). Now crypto enthusiasts and traders can create a pre-launch account to explore the trading platform and create orders on the exchange in advance. Also read: Bitcoin.com Celebrates 4 Million […]

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Kenyan Crypto Adoption and Trading Grows Despite Warnings from Regulators

Kenyan Crypto Adoption and Trading Grows Despite Warnings from RegulatorsOver the last two years, the Kenyan government and central bank have been discussing how to regulate bitcoin and other digital currencies. In March 2018, the Central Bank of Kenya warned the general public about cryptocurrency investments. After those warnings, the region’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) cautioned the public again after investigating a project called […]

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Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher Learning

Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher LearningDigital asset holders and organizations have been donating funds to a number of well-known universities. These days a slew of popular colleges like Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Puget Sound, and Princeton all accept digital currency donations or have high-net-worth crypto backers funding these schools. On the flip side of higher education, many of the world’s prestigious […]

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Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018

Survey: 'Blockchain' Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018A survey has determined that advertisers believe the word “blockchain” to have been the most overrated of 2018. This is hardly a surprise as many companies from fields completely unrelated to cryptocurrency claimed to use or test blockchain technology last year with little to show for it. Also Read: In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare […]

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Nevada Saw an Influx of Blockchain Recorded Marriages in 2018

Nevada Sees an Influx of Blockchain Recorded Marriages in 2018According to public records obtained from Washoe County, home to one of the marriage epicenters of the world in Reno, Nevada, the region saw over 950 blockchain recorded marriages in 2018. Moreover, about 250 miles away in Elko, Nevada, county officials are recording birth certificates using blockchain technology. Also read: Connecticut Software Engineering School Receives $10,000 […]

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Connecticut Software Engineering School Receives $10,000 BTC Donation

Connecticut Software Engineering School Receives $10,000 BTC DonationDuring the first week of 2019, Holberton School in New Haven, whose two-year higher education program aims to “drive the digital transformation revolution,” received a large cryptocurrency donation. On Monday it was announced that the cofounder of software suite the Scroll Network, Nathan Pitruzzello, donated $10,000 worth of digital currency to the Connecticut school that’s known […]

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With Deplatforming on the Rise, Onchain Social Media App Memo Shows Promise

With Deplatforming on the Rise, Onchain Social Media App Memo Shows PromiseLast year the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community welcomed a BCH-based social media network called Memo.cash. Since then Memo has gathered a lot of traction with hundreds of profiles and thousands of onchain updates and conversations posted to the BCH chain. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss Presidency Memo’s Uncensorable Posts Continue to Grow In […]

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McKinsey: Despite Billions of Dollars, Corporate Blockchains Have Achieved Little

McKinsey: Corporate Blockchains Achieve Little After Billions of Dollars SunkDuring the last 18 months, companies have claimed to be able to use blockchain technology to improve the supply of everything from vegetables to automobiles. An increasing body of evidence, however, suggests that the reality has failed to match the hype. Also Read: Phillip Frost Agrees to Settle Riot Blockchain Related Case for $5.5M Billions […]

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Phillip Frost Agrees to Settle Riot Blockchain Related Case for $5.5 Million

Phillip Frost Agrees to Settle Riot Blockchain Related Case for $5.5 MillionRiot Blockchain, Inc. replaced its CEO in September after the SEC charged him in connection with a fraudulent $27 million pump and dump scheme. Now another person involved in that case, biotech billionaire Phillip Frost, has agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle the charges. Also Read: The Daily: Best Selling Authors Introduce Bitcoin to […]

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The Daily: Atari Partners Decentralized Gaming Company, Tagomi Goes Live

The Daily: Atari Partners Decentralized Gaming Company, Tagomi Goes LiveIn today’s edition of The Daily, we cover stories that show how crypto assets and technology continue to impact the development of everything, from mobile games to artificial intelligence. We also feature a new crypto trading venue that aims to bring in more investment from ultra wealthy families and institutions. Also Read: Iranian Students in the […]

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The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain Talent

The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain TalentIn Tuesday’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about an electronic gift card program that Coinbase is extending to the U.S. market, new job offerings from Facebook that hint at the company’s blockchain plans, and an investment in the field from Unicef. Also Read: US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper Innovation Coinbase […]

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Calls Cryptocurrencies a ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Former Israeli Prime Minster Calls Cryptocurrencies a 'Ponzi Scheme'Ehud Barak served as the prime minister of Israel from 1999 to 2001. These days he makes a lot of money as an investor and co-founder of startup companies in such fields as cyber espionage and cannabis. However, he seems to think that investing in cryptocurrency is less legitimate. Also Read: The Daily: Asus Wants […]

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PR: Lightning Fast Stablecoin USDX Launches Token Sale

Lightning Fast Stablecoin USDX Launches Token SaleStablecoins have been a hot topic in 2018, and many different companies are creating cryptocurrencies for P2P payments. The USDX Wallet payment system stands out from these overly complicated and undeveloped projects by delivering rapid and secure transactions with the ease of sending a text. Whether you are depositing money, organizing international money transfers, paying salaries, or making non-cash transactions, this digital payment system is a secure and reliable choice.

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PR: BitCanna – Dutch Blockchain Startup Launching a Revolutionary Cannabis Platform

BitCanna - Dutch Blockchain Startup Launching a Revolutionary Cannabis PlatformLeading global cannabis brands are ready to go cashless and take advantage of all the opportunities offered by the BitCanna blockchain platform

AMSTERDAM, October 31, 2018 – With the current exponential growth of both the global cannabis industry and blockchain technology, there is a potential partnership that stands to benefit both. Within the cannabis industry, there is a growing demand for payment solutions, track & traceability of crops, and trust mechanisms. BitCanna is combining the best of all worlds, addressing each of these problems through the launch of its blockchain platform and associated cryptocurrency. Over the past year, a team of 20 dedicated specialists has worked in close collaboration with the cannabis industry on the development of the platform and its global expansion. A large and growing number of leading international brands have already confirmed their partnership, and on the first of November their ICO will open for interested investors.

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New ‘Trust Machine’ Blockchain Film Tackles Politics of Technology

New 'Trust Machine' Blockchain Film Tackles Politics of TechnologyTinseltown turns its gaze back to technology in “Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain,” which opens on Oct. 26 at Cinema Village in New York City. However, unlike most popular media representations of the cryptocurrency revolution, Alex Winter’s new documentary film doesn’t dwell on the price of bitcoin or its frequently alleged ties to criminal […]

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Civil Fails to Raise $8M Minimum in ICO

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for Civil Fails to Raise $8M MinimumCivil, a blockchain startup that has partnered with Forbes and The Associated Press, failed to reach the $8 million minimum target it set for its initial coin offering this week, suggesting an end to the days when promoters simply had to hint at collaborations with established companies to woo investors. Also Read: Nouriel Roubini Attacks […]

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Nouriel Roubini Attacks Blockchain in Latest Rant

Professor Nouriel Roubini Goes After ‘Blockchain’ In Latest RantNYU economics professor Nouriel Roubini, commonly known as Dr. Doom in mainstream financial media circles, is a long-established Bitcoin and cryptocurrency skeptic. In his latest rant he focuses on blockchain technology and the people promoting it. Also Read: Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a Top Concern Greedy White Men Roubini, who […]

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The Daily: Crypto-Skeptic Professor to Speak at US Senate, Coinmama Adds SEPA

The Daily: Crypto-Skeptic Professor to Speak at US Senate, Coinmama Adds SEPAIn today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about a well known economics professor and outspoken crypto-skeptic who is going to speak about the subject at the U.S. Senate, bitcoin-buying service Coinmama adding support for SEPA bank accounts holders, and more. Also Read: Regulations Roundup: Crypto-Intermediaries in France, SEC Deadline for Rejected ETF Commentary […]

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The Dapp Revolution: Rebuilding Society Through Decentralization

The DApp Revolution: Rebuilding Society Through DecentralizationThis article about the Dapp Revolution was written by Heidi Yu. Heidi is a serial entrepreneur, influencer, marketing evangelist, and AI enthusiast. Heidi founded Boosto.io, a decentralized app store that returns power to creators and makers.  If you can dream it, a decentralized application can do it. According to a report from UK market intelligence firm Juniper Research, […]

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