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What Google’s Quantum Breakthrough Means for Blockchain Cryptography

What Google’s Quantum Breakthrough Means for Blockchain CryptographyWe’ve been warned for years that a quantum computing breakthrough is just around the corner. When that day comes, we’re told, it could render existing encryption standards obsolete, threatening the security of every major blockchain. It seems that day has finally arrived, with Google achieving “quantum supremacy.” Impressive as the feat is, however, it doesn’t […]

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‘Amazon of Japan’ Rakuten Launches Crypto Exchange Service

'Amazon of Japan' Rakuten Launches Crypto Exchange Service, Others Following SuitRakuten, the “Amazon of Japan,” announced the launch of its new crypto exchange platform Monday, August 19, offering spot trading of crypto assets via a dedicated smartphone app. The e-commerce giant has been crypto-friendly for a while now, experimenting and investing in crypto payment systems since at least 2014, but with the launch of the […]

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Tribeos Demos Bitcoin Cash-Powered Digital Advertising Marketplace

Tribeos Demos Bitcoin Cash-Powered Digital Advertising MarketplaceOn April 3, digital advertising marketplace Tribeos published a demonstration of a software application that utilizes the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The ambitious platform plans to launch in Q3 of this year by unleashing one of the first fully transparent advertising applications. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Markets and Network Gather Strong Momentum in Q1 Tribeos […]

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Google Singles out Bitcoin With New Keyboard Currency Symbol

In what some view as a landmark move, Google developers have added the bitcoin currency symbol to the iOS keyboard. The move, by a company so successful it’s evolved its domain name into a verb, reflects Bitcoin’s mainstream trajectory. Also read: 10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History An Unlikely Love Story: […]

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Mastercard Fined $650M by EU for ‘Artificially’ Raising Fees

Mastercard Fined $650 Million by E.U. for ‘Artificially’ Raising FeesThe European Union’s competition commission has handed Mastercard a €570 million euro ($648 million) fine for artificially raising payment processing fees in breach of antitrust laws, according to an online statement published on Jan. 22. Mastercard forced merchants to pay exchange fees in their countries of residence, forestalling their access to banks with lower fees […]

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Review: HTC’s Exodus 1 Is an Impressive Phone With a Basic Crypto Wallet

HTC's Blockchain Smartphone Can Be Ordered With BitcoinAfter weeks of delays and hundreds of frustrated customer messages in its Telegram channel, HTC finally shipped its “blockchain phone” on Jan. 14. The HTC Exodus 1 promises an array of features for cryptocurrency users, but the manufacturer couldn’t keep its promise to ship the devices in December. With the phones finally rolled out, news.Bitcoin.com […]

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Data Leaks and Deplatforming Drive Businesses Away From Web Giants

Data Leaks and Deplatforming Drive Businesses Away From Web GiantsConsumers and enterprises are exiting centralized web platforms amid growing concerns over unwarranted data sharing. Loss of privacy and data leakage are the primary drivers leading users away from web giants such as Google and Facebook. In some cases, disaffected users are seeking out decentralized alternatives that facilitate personal data ownership. Also read: Feed 7 Different […]

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Google AI Briefly Describes Bitcoin as ‘Collapsed Economic Bubble’

Reports have documented the recent description of Bitcoin as comprising a “collapsed economic bubble” on the part of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI). The bizarre depiction of the world’s first cryptocurrency came as a result of an edit made to Wikipedia classifying Bitcoin in said terms, with its author justifying such as representing “the majority view.” […]

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Despite 2018 Bear Market, Top Crypto Markets Have Outperformed FANG Stocks Since 2017

Despite 2018 Bear Market, Top Crypto Markets Outperform FANG Stocks Since 2017Despite the 2018 cryptocurrency bear trend renewing gleeful predictions of bitcoin’s demise from mainstream financial analysts, the leading crypto markets have dramatically outperformed the ‘FANG’ (Facebook, Apple, Netflix, and Google) stocks since the start of 2017. Also Read: Linkedin Names ‘Blockchain Developer’ Top Emerging US Job of 2018 FANG Stocks Up Between 25% and 115% Since […]

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Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions of 2018 — ‘What Is Bitcoin?’

Google Trends Data Reveals One of the Top Questions of 2018 — What Is Bitcoin?Google has just published its annual Year in Search query statistics for 2018 and the biggest question of last year was “What is Bitcoin?” According to Google Trends, searches for the term “Bitcoin” have declined rapidly since 2017, but web users querying its definition led internet searches last year. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto […]

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Political Decentralization: Freeing the Internet From Monopolists With Crypto-Tech

This piece on political decentralization was written by Jonas Sevel Karlberg. Karlberg advises several prominent projects and is a co-founder of the Nordic Blockchain Association. He is also the founder and CEO of AmaZix. *** The internet was born from an ideal for information to be shared by all, with all, and was seen as the […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Luno Expects ‘Open’ South African Rules, Bitstamp Updates Engine

In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we look at a Luno executive’s belief that the South African government will introduce “open” crypto regulations. We also focus on Bitstamp, which expects a 1250x increase in matching speed after it integrates a customized version of Cinnober’s trading engine software into its platform, as well as the motivation behind a […]

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The Daily: Crypto Game Developer Raises $15M, Bitcoin Pioneer Faces Lawsuit

The Daily: Crypto Game Developer Raises $15M, Bitcoin Pioneer Faces LawsuitIn today’s edition of The Daily, we look at a successful funding round for a developer of a popular cryptocurrency-powered game. We also report on a famous early entrepreneur in the Bitcoin space who has been accused of stealing money to buy Maserati cars, big powerboats and luxury real estate. Also Read: Lawyer Invests $300 […]

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How to Use a VPN Within Your Browser to Protect Your Privacy

How to Use a VPN Within Your BrowserMajor internet browsers now offer access to VPN services via a number of third-party extensions and in some cases through built-in features. These provide an easy and affordable means to protect your privacy and enjoy a censorship-free browsing experience.   Also read: Arbitrators to Resolve Disputes in the Russian Cryptocurrency Industry Chrome VPN Extensions You […]

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Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google’s Mind

Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google's MindGoogle, which currently sits on the fence with regard to cryptocurrency, took an opportunity to throw shade at digital coins like bitcoin core and bitcoin cash during an advert for its new call-screening feature. In the minute-long segment, popular comedians dressed as Google employees mock crypto mining for wasting electricity and say that virtual currency […]

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The Daily: EU Budgets €1M to Monitor Crypto, Wyoming Mulls Fintech Bank

The Daily: EU to Spend €1M to Monitor Crypto Space, Wyoming Mulls Bank for Fintech FirmsThe European securities and markets watchdog ESMA has dedicated over 1 million euros to finance the monitoring of developments in the crypto sector. Also in The Daily this Saturday, Wyoming legislators are working on a bill that would facilitate the provision of banking services to crypto and blockchain companies, and according to a new survey, […]

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Venezuela’s Petro Copied Dash, Claims Ethereum Developer

Venezuela’s Petro Copied Dash, Claims Ethereum DeveloperAn Ethereum developer is claiming the state-backed petro (PTR) cryptocurrency, a plaything to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has taken substantial amounts of its newly published whitepaper from Dash (DASH). Indeed, at least at first glance, it does appear there are close similarities between the altcoin and the world’s first national cryptocurrency.    Also read: Bitcoin Cash […]

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Chrome Extensions Will Soon Protect Against Miners and Hackers

Chrome Extensions to Ensure Protection Against Miners and HackersGoogle has announced a number of upcoming changes concerning the development of new extensions for Chrome. Users of the web browser will soon benefit from improved security and better protection against malware including hidden miners and tools used to steal cryptocurrency. Also read: A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig Google Introduces Changes […]

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