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Blockchain Brunch Hamptons White Party • August 21, 2018

 With the SEC decision on the third Bitcoin ETF likely just four weeks away. Right now, there is no better…

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Bitcoin Finds Footing at Current Levels Amid a Quiet Newsflow Week: Week in Review August 20

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News Digest

Bitcoin Finds Footing at Current Levels Amid a Quiet Newsflow Week: Week in Review August 20

After two consecutive bear market weeks, the price of bitcoin closed the week effectively unchanged around the $6,400 mark. In a volatile seven days, bitcoin (BTC) traded in a range between $6,000 and $6,600 but managed to maintain last week’s price level as the week closed. After a couple of difficult weeks for the pioneer cryptocurrency, this price stabilization gives…

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Coinbase Files Patent to Boost Security For Cryptocurrency Wallets

Category: Business, Finance, News, wallet

Coinbase Files Patent to Boost Security For Cryptocurrency Wallets

Coinbase has filed a patent concerning a new technology designed to increase the security of cryptocurrency wallets. Coinbase’s patent was filed on August 14, 2018, and has been submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The goal is to ensure that users can make direct payments from their Bitcoin wallet without compromising on their security. Freeze Logic…

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U.S. Federal Court Accepts Cryptocurrency for Bail of Hacker

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

U.S. Federal Court Accepts Cryptocurrency for Bail of Hacker

According to an Engadget report on August 19, 2018, a United States Federal Court has ordered Martin Marsich -the hacker who allegedly broke into the internal computer network of a Redwood City video game firm, Electronic Arts (EA) – to pay for his bail with $750,000 worth of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Marsich the Hacker Per sources close to the matter,…

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FINRA Releases Alert on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, ICO News, News, Regulation

FINRA Releases Alert on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies are investments that have significantly higher risks than conventional assets like stocks and bonds. FINRA noted that cryptocurrencies hold significant uncertainty and may even be fraudulent. While all forms investments come with a certain level of risk, FINRA warned the public through an investor’s alert post…

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Brains behind $2.4 Billion Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Arrested in Delhi

Category: Altcoins, Business, Crime, Finance, News

Brains behind $2.4 Billion Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Arrested in Delhi

The man behind the Asian branch of the $2.4 billion cryptocurrency scam operation Bitconnect has been arrested by police officers on August 18, 2018, from the Gujarat Criminal Investigation Department at Delhi Airport on his return to India. Divyesh Darji, who has reportedly been living as a fugitive in Dubai was apprehended at Delhi Airport as the investigation into the…

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Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Platform, Tech

Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

While Reddit and BitcoinTalk have historically been the two major platforms for cryptocurrency-related discussion, that has changed almost entirely in the past few years. Chat applications such as Slack and Discord are increasing in popularity due to their ease of use and wide availability. Of all the platforms, however, Telegram has turned out to be the de facto choice for…

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Adult Entertainment Site Tube8 Wants to Pay You for Watching Porn Using Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News

Adult Entertainment Site Tube8 Wants to Pay You for Watching Porn Using Cryptocurrencies

Pornhub subsidiary Tube8 has entered an agreement with the Vice Industry Token (VIT) to reward users with monetary incentives for watching adult videos on its platform and interacting with the content. Per the recently struck deal, Tube8 will fully tokenize its platform, becoming one of the firsts in the porn industry to get onboard the blockchain bandwagon. However, neither of…

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Cointree and Gobbill Partner to Let Aussies Pay Their Bills with Cryptocurrency

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Cointree and Gobbill Partner to Let Aussies Pay Their Bills with Cryptocurrency

Two local Fintech startups in Australia are now making it possible for local Aussies to pay any bill in cryptocurrencies. Gobbill, an automated billing platform and Cointree, a cryptocurrency exchange, have partnered to allow Australians to pay in cryptocurrencies regardless of whether the company accepts the medium of exchange. $100 Million in Bills Paid In Cryptocurrencies According to the Financial…

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Demand for Blockchain Skills Exceeding Supply, Big Companies Hiring Big Time

Category: Blockchain, Business, Development, News

Demand for Blockchain Skills Exceeding Supply, Big Companies Hiring Big Time

Blockchain developers are now the most sought-after commodity in the job marketplace, with the number of job openings requiring the skill doubling since the beginning of the year. As the demand for experts in the field exceeds the supply, big companies are looking to implement the new transaction technology offer salaries well above $100k per year. Blockchain Developers Most Sought-After…

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Crypto is a Good Store of Value as it Lacks Correlation With Financial Markets

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Crypto is a Good Store of Value as it Lacks Correlation With Financial Markets

Over the past 72 hours, the crypto market and major digital assets including bitcoin have recorded substantial gains against the U.S. dollar, with tokens rising by more than 50 percent, as financial markets struggled. Lack of Correlation with Financial Markets Since 2012, the crypto market has experienced a pattern of bubble-crash-build-rally, recording 70 to 90 percent corrections every two to…

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