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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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Why Are the Prices of so many Cryptocurrencies Crashing?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Why Are the Prices of so many Cryptocurrencies Crashing?

The crash of cryptocurrency prices continued over the weekend. Over the course of the week beginning July 17, there was a little bounce, but this doesn’t change the trend. More important is the question, why? Why does this happen? Is there any concrete reason? Thinking about why prices move up or down is often nothing but speculation. There could be...

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Zug, the Capital of Switzerland’s CryptoValley, will use Ethereum-based Identities for its Citizens

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Zug, the Capital of Switzerland’s CryptoValley, will use Ethereum-based Identities for its Citizens

A little city in a Swiss valley is pioneering blockchain-based identities. The city aims to provide an Ethereum-based identity app for its citizens as early as September 2017 and use it for e-voting in 2018. Zug is one of those small but powerful cities you find nowhere else than in Switzerland. With not even 30,000 citizens, the city is less...

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Do You want a bit of Bitcoin with those Stamps?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Do You want a bit of Bitcoin with those Stamps?

As reported by derStandard.at on July 10, you can now buy gift cards for bitcoins, ether, dash and litecoin in thousands of Austrian post offices. Have the country's post offices suddenly become bitcoin sellers? The postal companies in Austria and Germany have something in common; both were formerly state companies and became private ventures in the 1990s. In the context...

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Altcoin Markets are in Full Bloodbath Mode

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Altcoin Markets are in Full Bloodbath Mode

Holding Altcoins these days is not much fun. The bubble pops, prices are in freefall, and the blood is flowing. Nearly every Altcoin lost 20 percent or more in last days. When will the bleeding stop? Ouch! Whoever holds a lot of Altcoins might not like to look at the charts. Strong Altcoins like Ether, Dash or Litecoin, new coins...

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"I Think we should Demount these kind of Training Wheels, Step by Step.”

Category: Ethereum, Interviews, News

Christoph Jentzsch, co-founder of Slock.it and one of the leading Ethereum developers, spoke to BTCMANAGER about lessons from the DAO hack, the ICO hype and Ethereum’s plans to scale. Slock.it is a startup from Mittweida, a small town in Saxony, Germany. The startup aims to build an Universal Sharing Network, which runs almost solely on Ethereum’s smart contracts. After the...

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World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, News

World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

The World Economic Forum published a paper about how better governance structures can realize the huge potential of the Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The article, written by Don and Alex Tapscott, gives a thrilling overview of the governance of blockchains and the Internet and outlines how it can be improved. The World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the most powerful lobby...

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Is North Korea behind the WannaCry Ransomware?

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Is North Korea behind the WannaCry Ransomware?

Security experts assume that hackers from North Korea are behind the WannaCry ransomware which in May infected thousands of computers around the world, encrypted data and demanded bitcoin to decrypt it again. Beyond this, we find some more news about North Korea and Bitcoin. In May the WannaCry Ransomware wave hit 200,000 computers in the world. Like other malware, WannaCry...

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“Very simple. Very easy. Good.”

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

“Very simple. Very easy. Good.”

At the Future of Bitcoin, the alleged Satoshi Craig Wright held a furious talk, which was interrupted by emergent eruptions of applause. What a show in Arnhem! In the conference room in Arnhem’s WTC few people really believe that Craig Wright is Satoshi. However, the man is an enigma. There might be a tiny chance, that he really is Satoshi,...

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The Global Village of the Big Block Community

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

The Global Village of the Big Block Community

At the conference “The Future of Bitcoin” in Arnhem, the ‘Big Block’ community met to listen to talks and shake hands. The event expressed a strong belief that on-chain scaling is possible and necessary. Among the many highlights of the event have been a furious presentation of Pseudo-Satoshi Craig Wright and the announcement of the new Bitcoin client BitcoinABC. Like...

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Mining Comes Back to Germany, but all the Good Graphic Cards are Sold out

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, Mining, News, Tech

Mining Comes Back to Germany, but all the Good Graphic Cards are Sold out

Surprisingly mining is seeing a revival in Germany after it was declared dead due to high energy prices. The result is that most hardware merchants run out of suitable GPUs - like all over the world. There seems to be just not enough equipment to satisfy miner’s demand. For many years, everybody was sure that in Germany mining was more...

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