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About author: Eric Czuleger

Eric Czuleger is the author of books and plays as well as long form non-fiction and journalism. He has spent a year living and working in countries that don’t exist to write his new travel book You Are Not Here: Travels Through Countries That Don’t Exist is forthcoming. He was trained as a intelligence analyst by George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures and Strategic Forecasts. His published work can be seen at OZY, Geopolitical Futures, RealClearWorld, and Kosovo 2.0. Eric has a particular interest in the interplay between history, economics, and geography in the development of the modern world. He is a graduate of Oxford University in writing.

Regulations Rock Markets but Bitcoin Has to Play Ball

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, Finance, Regulation

Regulations Rock Markets but Bitcoin Has to Play Ball

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) recently released their report about the effect of regulation on the cryptocurrency market capitalization. This report reveals that in spite of their borderless nature, regulatory activities and the media cycles from which they spawn have a massive impact on cryptocurrency markets, both in the positive and the negative. Grounds for Regulation Since cryptocurrencies have…

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Sia Plays Hardball with a Hardfork

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, Mining, News

Sia Plays Hardball with a Hardfork

On October 1, 2018, Sia Tech, took the controversial step of resetting the Sia Proof-of-Work (PoW) function to brick the Bitmain and Innosilicon hardware which came online to mine the native cryptocurrency of Sia. This means gains for Obelisk miners and great divisions for the Sia community. Fighting with Forks This controversial decision came after significant challenges when approaching the…

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Brave Browser CEO Calls for GDPR Laws in U.S.

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Platform, Tech

Brave Browser CEO Calls for GDPR Laws in U.S.

On September 28, 2018, Brendan Eich, CEO of Brave, and co-founder of Mozilla Firefox wrote to the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to encourage the adoption of a General Data Protection Regulation. In the letter, Eich compels the US Senate to consider a European style model which allows for greater protection of the data of private citizens….

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U.S. Dairy Farmers “Moo”ve Towards Blockchain Technology

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech

U.S. Dairy Farmers “Moo”ve Towards Blockchain Technology

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is beginning to explore the utility of blockchain technology for its supply chain management, reported The Fence Post on September 26, 2019.  Blockchain Systems in Food Supply Chains Blockchain technology has proven itself to be an impactful technology in areas with great logistical needs. This has extended to global shipping and financial services as…

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Wanchain Brings Binance’s Trust Wallet into its Interoperable Ecosystem

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, Exchange, News, Platform

Wanchain Brings Binance’s Trust Wallet into its Interoperable Ecosystem

On September 26, 2018, Wanchain announced integration with the Binance Trust Wallet for all of its users. At the moment, Wanchain clients enjoy a robust set of tools for managing their cryptocurrencies. Building a Better integration Wanchain and Wan Wallet made waves owing to its ability to navigate interoperably with the Ethereum blockchain. Bringing the Trust Wallet into the Wanchain…

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BitPesa Brings Bitcoin Liquidity to African Markets

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

BitPesa Brings Bitcoin Liquidity to African Markets

The bitcoin blockchain is now being used to send money to almost a million customers through the Japanese transfer bank SBI Remit and BitPesa. BitPesa’s African Push The protocol was generated to become a quicker, more trustworthy way to finance Africa’s often undercapitalized markets. The treasury management services are being dealt with by BitPesa, which is a venture-backed firm that…

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Gemini Eyes Move to United Kingdom

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, News, Tech

Cryptocurrency Exchange Gemini Eyes Move to United Kingdom

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are considering moving their New York-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini to the U.K, reported Forbes on September 24, 2018.  Winklevoss Crypto Push While Bitcoin and the outlying constellation of cryptocurrencies have experienced a turbulent 2018, the Winklevoss twins, of Facebook fame, are maintaining a positive outlook on the future of cryptocurrencies. Their belief in crypto led them to…

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South Korean Government Pledges to Support Domestic Blockchain Projects

Category: Blockchain, Exchange, Investment, News, Regulation

South Korean Government Pledges to Support Domestic Blockchain Projects

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and Information Communications Technology (ICT) has vowed to increase Government funding and support for the nation’s blockchain companies. According to Business Korea’s article published on September 21, 2018, the Government’s decision to boost support was to assist blockchain startups with current challenges and help drive growth to domestic blockchain industry. Government to Actively Back Domestic…

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Cointopia’s $3 Million Raise to Help Launch Blockchain PR Marketplace

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, Investment, News

Cointopia’s $3 Million Raise to Help Launch Blockchain PR Marketplace

On September 6, 2018, Cointopia announced that it has achieved funding of $3 million. Furthermore, it is launching a marketplace aimed at bringing together blockchain businesses and services. For blockchain startups or large companies looking to invest in the emerging technology, the Cointopia is attempting to establish a one-stop-shop for the advancing sector. Building a Better Marketplace Cointopia is hoping…

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Burning of Long-Term Holders “Bitcoin Castle” Marks Beginning of new era

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Burning of Long-Term Holders “Bitcoin Castle” Marks Beginning of new era

On September 7, 2018, a “Bitcoin Castle” was engulfed in a blaze. Bright orange flames shot out of the roof of the 600-year-old Grand Manor Malla silhouetted against the twilight of the Estonian sky. Sirens from fire trucks and ambulances rang in the background, but when all was said and done, the manor was no more. A Space for the…

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