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Decentralized • November 14-16, 2018

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Alex is a former bond trader who now runs the personal finance blog SmartMoneySmartLiving.com with the aim to empower millennials to take control of their financial future and support them along their journey towards financial freedom. Away from personal finance, his interests lie in entrepreneurship, cryptocurrencies and engaging in humanitarian work.

Bitcoin Remains Firms Despite China Reiterating Its Warning About Crypto

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Bitcoin Remains Firms Despite China Reiterating Its Warning About Crypto

The price of bitcoin remained firm this week, gaining about half a percent, versus last week’s close amidst low volatility despite news out of China that suggests that the People’ Republic’s central bank’s stance towards digital currencies will not turn positive again anytime soon. China’s central bank has reportedly reiterated its warning on the use of cryptocurrencies through a newly…

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New Report Reveals Worrying Trend of Continued Decline in Internet Freedom

Category: Commentary, News, Regulation, Tech

New Report Reveals Worrying Trend of Continued Decline in Internet Freedom

In a report titled, “Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism,” an independent human rights watchdog, Freedom House, has uncovered alarming levels of declining Internet freedom across the world. The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism Freedom House is a non-governmental organization dedicated to upholding democracy and human rights. The organization has been in existence since 1941 and creates…

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New Zealand Set to Re-introduce Stable Coin NZDT

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

New Zealand Set to Re-introduce Stable Coin NZDT

New Zealand is preparing for the re-introduction of a cryptocurrency pegged to its national fiat currency, the New Zealand dollar (NZD). The digital currency is called the NZDT, (the New Zealand dollar Token) and is issued by the country’s leading digital asset exchange Cryptopia. The NZDT was initially launched last year but was stopped following regulatory concerns. However, Cryptopia is…

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Living in a Post-Quantum Cryptography World

Category: Cryptocyclopedia, Development, Tech

Living in a Post-Quantum Cryptography World

The slow yet steady development of quantum computers has brought major security fears to the forefront of the cryptocurrency sector as well as many other industries. This article explains the problem, its origin, mechanisms, and implications as well as the steps that are being taken to remedy the threat that quantum computers pose. What Is Post-Quantum Cryptography? Post-quantum cryptography refers…

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The Intersection of Crypto and Political Funding

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance

The Intersection of Crypto and Political Funding

A new report has revealed the perception the American public has towards digital currencies, especially in the context of politics and political party funding. The report was prepared by Clovr and is called “Crypto and Politics: Voters Perceptions of Cryptocurrency and Politics.” To prepare the report, Clovr researchers queried 1,023 people using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. The respondents were required to…

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Bitcoin Closes the Week Softer on Back of Little Newsflow: BTCManager’s Week in Review November 5, 2018

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

Bitcoin Closes the Week Softer on Back of Little Newsflow: BTCManager’s Week in Review November 5, 2018

The price of bitcoin closed the week around two percent lower – reaching the $6,350 level – on light volumes and a lack of major market-moving headlines. The main headline of the week was the publication of a research paper that suggested that bitcoin mining may accelerate global warming due to its high energy usage. This claim, however, was quickly…

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10 Causes that Accept Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Contributions

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Cryptocyclopedia

10 Causes that Accept Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Contributions

Donations in cryptocurrency have been increasing in frequency. Due to their transparency and accountability, non-profit organizations have started to accept contributions in digital currencies, and this is has helped them to raise more funds from a new subset of donors. As trust in charities continues to fall and donations decrease in size, charities are looking to better their public image…

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Grayscale Investments’ Q3 Report Shows Institutional Investors Are Taking Positions in Bearish Crypto Market

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, Investment, News

Grayscale Investments’ Q3 Report Shows Institutional Investors Are Taking Positions in Bearish Crypto Market

The Digital Currency Group-owned digital currency investment company, Grayscale Investments, has published its quarter three (Q3) 2018 report. The report highlights that institutional investors have made up the majority of its fund inflows in the last three months, which suggests that “smart money” may be buying into digital currencies in anticipation of an upcoming rally. 70 Percent of new Money…

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A Week of Satoshi Pt. 5: What Is on the Horizon for Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Cryptocyclopedia

A Week of Satoshi Pt. 5: What Is on the Horizon for Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is set to witness a range of upgrades that will address its network’s challenges and potentially cement its leadership position as the world’s largest digital currency for decades to come. The fifth part in our A Week of Satoshi series will provide insight into the planned improvements for the pioneer crypto network and how these upgrades may affect the…

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What Increased Mesh Connectivity May Mean For Crypto

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

What Increased Mesh Connectivity May Mean For Crypto

In August 2017, a mesh enthusiast documented and published his creation of a device he called the Deploy Anywhere, Self Sustaining Repeater System. The DASSRS was built by George Alex Ure and is lovingly referred to as the “Mother of All Nodes” (MOAN) by its creator. The MOAN is a modified version of a goTenna Mesh Unit. GoTenna is a…

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