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Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend CryptocurrenciesHigher prices since the start of the year have been restoring popular interest in cryptocurrencies. Google searches for “bitcoin” have increased since December to about half of those registered in June last year. There’s one country that sticks out as a benchmark for the indicator. Nigeria has consistently topped the chart in the past 12 […]

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Crypto’s Dotcom Era Begins as Handshake Launches Decentralized Domains

Crypto’s Dotcom Era Begins as Handshake Launches Decentralized DomainsHandshake, one of the more original crypto projects to have spawned during the ICO era, has completed its long-awaited launch. The decentralized domains registrar, founded by MIT engineers, has spent the last year in stealth mode but is now opening up to the general public. The Handshake protocol, coupled with the Namebase registrar, enables users […]

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US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and Whatsapp

US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and WhatsappUnder the guise of fighting against online child pornography, American politicians are trying to effectively ban end-to-end encryption on all communication technology platforms for everyone. Newly proposed legislation could force companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to create back doors on their services to make sure law enforcement can easily monitor everything they want or […]

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Google Executive From India Joins Coinbase as Chief Product Officer

Google Executive From India Joins Coinbase as Chief Product OfficerA Google executive from India has joined Coinbase as the new chief product officer after 11 years at Google. He aims to help Coinbase make cryptocurrency mainstream. “I am excited about what crypto and blockchain technology can do to democratize our financial systems,” the executive said, citing his experience growing up in India and the […]

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Was Youtube’s Christmas Crypto Purge Illegal?

Was Youtube’s Christmas Crypto Purge Illegal?This article considers the legal implications of Youtube’s notorious purge of crypto channels on Christmas Eve. What legal context induces Youtube and other social media giants to operate as they do? The article does not explore whether it is morally proper to terminate a contract without cause or explanation and to threaten people’s livelihoods; it […]

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Google Restores Metamask App After Community Uproar

Google Restores Crypto App Metamask After Community UproarSimilar to how it’s restored some crypto Youtube channels after a lot of pushback from the crypto community, Google has now restored Metamask to the Play Store. Either the tech giant is sensitive to claims of hurting innovation and competition or it is simply not ready yet to enforce a ban on dapp browsers, as […]

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Google Bans Crypto App Metamask From Play Store

Google Bans Crypto App Metamask From Play StoreSoon after Google-owned Youtube has swung the strikes hammer against video content creators that talked about cryptocurrency-related topics, another arm of the search monopoly has taken down a popular ethereum dapps client. Also Read: Youtube ‘Christmas Purge’ Has Content Creators Pointing to These Alternate Platforms Metamask Kicked out of Google Play Store Google Play, the […]

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2019 Google and Yahoo Searches for Bitcoin Decline Significantly

2019 Google and Yahoo Searches for Bitcoin Decline Significantly2019 was an interesting year for cryptocurrencies. Some would say it wasn’t as bad as the crypto winter in 2018 and others would note it wasn’t as great as bull run 2017. One thing’s for sure, ever since the all-time price highs, interest in cryptocurrencies has been waning. According to data from Google Trends and […]

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Devs Remove BIP70 Payment Protocol From Bitcoin Core’s Default Settings

Devs Remove BIP70 Payment Protocol from Bitcoin Core's Default SettingsCryptocurrency advocates have recently discovered that Bitcoin Core (BTC) developers are planning to disable the payment protocol BIP70 supported by default in the Bitcoin Core version 0.19.0 client. According to developer discussions, full BIP70 support might be removed by version 0.20.0. Also read: How Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain Projects Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Security Model […]

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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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