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Thailand’s SET Officially Launches LiVE, an OTC Trading Platform Built on the Blockchain

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Thailand’s SET Officially Launches LiVE, an OTC Trading Platform Built on the Blockchain

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), with the help of the public and private sectors, has officially released its Launchpad and Investment Vehicle for Enterprises (LiVE), a blockchain-fueled crowdfunding platform built to fund Thailand startups and small and medium-sized enterprises. SET Looks to the Future with Blockchain Tech Following in the footsteps of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the…

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Walmart Submits Patents for a Behavior-Monitoring Blockchain

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Walmart Submits Patents for a Behavior-Monitoring Blockchain

Retail giant Walmart submitted two U.S. Patent Applications on April 19, 2018, claiming the invention of computer systems utilizing blockchain technology for automatic integration of courier services into the online shopping experience. Walmart Wades Further into ‘Blockchain’ The Walmart blockchain tech team consists of five programmers from the U.S. and one from the U.K. In their patent applications for a…

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Multinational Giant Bosch Just Made a Large Investment in IOTA

Category: Altcoins, Business, Commentary, News, Tech

Multinational Giant Bosch Just Made a Large Investment in IOTA

Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, has taken its first step into the crypto world with a large investment in IOTA, a DAG-based, zero-fee distributed ledger network being developed to accommodate micro-transactions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Robert Bosch GmbH, a giant among multinational industrial companies with headquarters in Germany, produces…

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Bitcoin Transaction Analysis Can Break Tor Anonymity

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Bitcoin Transaction Analysis Can Break Tor Anonymity

Researchers from Qatar University in Doha published a paper on January 23, 2018, detailing their successful attempt to de-anonymize Tor users with bitcoin transaction analysis. In this shocking research paper, a clear and simple method is explained for tracking the real identities of people who sent or received payments for hidden services using bitcoin. 125 unique users were positively identified…

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Greg Maxwell, CTO at Blockstream, Quits to Work on Bitcoin Independently

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, News

Greg Maxwell, CTO at Blockstream, Quits to Work on Bitcoin Independently

Gregory Maxwell, core developer for Bitcoin, and one of the founders of Blockstream, Inc., a well-known and slightly controversial bitcoin and blockchain technology company, posted a message on the bitcoin-dev mailing list on January 19, 2018, announcing that he had quietly resigned from his position as CTO at Blockstream last November 2017. The post explains that he now wants to…

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Russian Couple Robbed of $100,000 Worth of Bitcoin in Thailand

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Russian Couple Robbed of $100,000 Worth of Bitcoin in Thailand

A young Russian couple on holiday was robbed of approximately $100,000 worth of bitcoin in their condo unit at The Lago Naiharn Beach in Phuket, Thailand on the night of January 15, 2018. The robbery was reported on January 17, 2018, to Lt. Chanat Hongsuttichaikun of the Chalong Police. A Phuket Tourist Police volunteer who is a Russian national, Igor…

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Bitcoin, Lightning, Channel Factories: Will It Really Work?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Bitcoin, Lightning, Channel Factories: Will It Really Work?

Channel factories are an optimization feature for the Lightning Network, a popular scaling solution for Bitcoin which is currently still in beta with no exact launch date but is expected to be rolled out in 2018. The Lightning Network could allow Bitcoin to scale to 500 million users by using the blockchain’s built-in scripting language to create off-chain payment channels…

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Digimine Bot Uses Facebook Messenger to Install Monero Miner

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Digimine Bot Uses Facebook Messenger to Install Monero Miner

Trend Micro released a report on December 21, 2017, describing a new type of malware which spreads through Facebook Messenger, infects the Google Chrome browser, and installs and autoruns a Monero miner on victims’ Windows OS computers. The malware effectively capitalizes on the centralization of closed source social networking, web browsing, and operating systems amongst mainstream desktop users. Stealth mining…

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The Philippines Moves To Legalize Cryptocurrencies as Securities

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

The Philippines Moves To Legalize Cryptocurrencies as Securities

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (PhSEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) have been conducting conversations which may lead to the legalization of cryptocurrencies. Following similar moves towards legislation and regulation in the US, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Thailand, the Philippines is now seeking to declare cryptocurrencies as securities and put them under the supervision of the PhSEC….

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Ledger and Intel Combine Technologies, But Is It Safe?

Category: Commentary, News, Tech

Ledger and Intel Combine Technologies, But Is It Safe?

The esoteric world of cryptocurrencies and the larger, mainstream world of desktop computing have begun to merge with the partnership of Paris-based hardware wallet manufacturer, Ledger, and American multinational computer processor manufacturer, Intel. By combining efforts and technologies, the two companies aim to pioneer a unique high security solution for using and storing cryptocurrencies. More specifically, Ledger’s BOLOS operating system…

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