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Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Stockholm • September 7, 2017

On September 7, the event management company "Smile-Expo" is holding the first blockchain conference in Stockholm. Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference is a series of Blockchain events taking…

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Bitcoin Ecosystem Strengthens Amid Record Highs Above $4000: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 14

Category: News, News Digest

Bitcoin Ecosystem Strengthens Amid Record Highs Above $4000: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 14

The price of bitcoin hit yet another all-time high this week when the market managed to reach $4,190 on August 13 as SegWit has been locked in and will soon come into effect. However, that was not the only driver of the cryptocurrency’s price. The Bitcoin ecosystem is showing clear signs of maturing, with the cryptoasset not only into a...

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What is Ripple (XRP) and is it a Good Investment?

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

What is Ripple (XRP) and is it a Good Investment?

The open-source nature of blockchain technology has allowed developers to create a wide range of new cryptocurrencies after bitcoin’s inception in 2009. Many of these new altcoins experienced large-scale user adoption and, therefore, grew substantially in market value. One of these altcoins is ripple. What is Ripple? Ripple is a payments protocol and a cryptocurrency that were created by San...

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Liberstad: Norway's First Private City Where You Can Pay Using Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, News

Liberstad: Norway's First Private City Where You Can Pay Using Bitcoin

A non-profit organization, Liberstad Drift AS, has launched a tax-free private city named Liberstad. Located in Tjelland, which is part of the Municipality of Marnardal in rural Norway, the city is based on Libertarian principles and highly encourages the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Liberstad Drift AS is composed of a small team headed by John Toralf Holmesland. The...

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SegWit Lock-In: What Does it Mean for Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

SegWit Lock-In: What Does it Mean for Bitcoin?

On August 9, the highly-anticipated Segregated Witness (SegWit) protocol upgrade to the Bitcoin blockchain was officially locked in on block 479,707. While there is still a two-week waiting period before SegWit will be fully activated, the lock-in means that all bitcoin mining operations have to implement this update now or else they will have to give up their bitcoin mining...

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What is BitShares and is it a Good Investment?

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

What is BitShares and is it a Good Investment?

The recent exuberant rally in the cryptocurrency market has brought altcoins such as ether, litecoin, and ripple into the limelight. However, there are dozens of other promising digital currencies and assets that have not only gained in substantial value in the last six months but have the potential to continue to do so over the years to come. One of...

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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) for Charity

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) for Charity

Speaking at an Ethereum London Meetup in June 2017, Christoph Jentzsch and Marvin Maistry discussed the potential that decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) hold when it comes to the charitable giving sector. DAOs refer to autonomous organizations that are run entirely on the blockchain and follow a set of rules and parameters implemented through smart contracts. Public faith in the efficiency...

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Blockchain Startup Provenance Debuts Meat Products Tracking Platform in the US

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Blockchain Startup Provenance Debuts Meat Products Tracking Platform in the US

UK-based blockchain technology company Provenance has debuted technology in conjunction with Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative in Arkansas that will allow customers to use the blockchain to track their meat products from farm to fork. The project is supported by Heifer USA, and the products will be sold through the Golden Gate Meat Company. The Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative is a...

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Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Following Hard Fork: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 7

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Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Following Hard Fork: BTCManager’s Week in Review August 7

On August 1, bitcoin experienced a hard fork that created a new version of the cryptocurrency called bitcoin cash. While many community members were concerned about what a hard fork of bitcoin could mean for the digital currency’s value and its ecosystem, it seems that none of the potential doomsday scenarios happened. On the contrary, bitcoin rallied in the days...

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Namecoin Lead Developer Presents on Alternative Blockchains

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Namecoin Lead Developer Presents on Alternative Blockchains

Lead application engineer at Namecoin, Jeremy Rand, put forward a presentation on the value of alternative blockchains at QCon 2017 in London, UK. While acknowledging that some alternative blockchains currently in existence do not have legitimate utility, there are areas where these blockchains can be used to meet specific demands and neutralize certain challenges. The Existence of Alternative Blockchains Bitcoin’s...

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Hullcoin Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Tied to Local Community “Currency”

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Hullcoin Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Tied to Local Community “Currency”

Kaini Industries, the company behind Hullcoin, has revealed plans to develop a new cryptocurrency that will be linked to the Hull’s community voucher Hullcoin through the use of smart contract technology. Launched in 2014, Hullcoin is described as the “world’s first community loyalty point.” The token has no intrinsic value but can be used to redeem vouchers and discounts in...

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