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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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Crypto’s Quest for Privacy: Elements Project Introduces Confidential Transactions

Category: News, Tech

Crypto’s Quest for Privacy: Elements Project Introduces Confidential Transactions

Although one of Bitcoin’s most important features is the ability to preserve a level of anonymity, it is essential to note that it is pseudonymous, and not necessarily totally anonymous. By default, Bitcoin uses a public blockchain method to process transactions. Since the transactions are publicly available for inspection, purchase amounts can be traced back to certain bitcoin wallets and,…

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An Alternative to Federal “Fire Hoops”; Security Firm Accepts Bitcoin from Cannabis Industry

Category: Business, News

An Alternative to Federal “Fire Hoops”; Security Firm Accepts Bitcoin from Cannabis Industry

Ever since the introduction of legal marijuana laws in several American states, the cannabis industry has been facing strong opposition from establishment banking institutions. Although cannabis is legal for medicinal purposes in 23 states and is legal for medicinal and recreational purposes in four states (Alaska, Oregon, Colorado and Washington) and the District of Colombia, it is still illegal under…

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Despite Losses, Bitcoin Still Outperforms Stock Markets

Category: Finance, News

Despite Losses, Bitcoin Still Outperforms Stock Markets

For the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI), the first ten trading days of 2016 faced a crash of over 1400 points. The S&P 500 is down almost 8%, and the Nasdaq is down over 10%. This makes for the worst first two weeks of a year, ever. Stock exchanges worldwide, whether the NYSE, the Shanghai Composite, the UK’s FTSE 100,…

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How Societies Default to Decentralized Currency During Crises

Category: Commentary, News

How Societies Default to Decentralized Currency During Crises

One of the primary problems with the use of a fiat currency issued by a central bank is that it leaves the common users, residents of the issuing country, vulnerable to the decisions made by the policy-makers. In the case of many developing countries, this leaves citizens economically helpless when the national bank chooses to  devalues the monetary system. Traditionally,…

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