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The DASH Conference • September 24, 2017

The world’s first Dash cryptocurrency conference is coming to London this September. Keynote is excited to announce the first ever…

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About author: Liam Kelly

Liam is a freelance writer and works as an English teacher at a language academy based in Berlin, Germany. He is primarily concerned with the ways in which new technology are shaping our political and cultural landscape. Liam has also worked with publishing houses in both Berlin and San Francisco in the way of editing, transcription and translation.

Cryptocurrency Closure in China Marks Digitization of the Economy

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Cryptocurrency Closure in China Marks Digitization of the Economy

In a recent interview, associate professor at the Finance Academy of Social Sciences Institute of China, Zhou Ziheng, discussed China’s tough regulatory attitude, the digitization of the economy, and the two great forces of any economy; the public and the private. Cryptocurrency in Limbo Ziheng spoke with associates of Chinese press 8btc.com in regards to the recent market closure on…

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A Prediction for the Near Future: Bitcoin Mining in Space

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

A Prediction for the Near Future: Bitcoin Mining in Space

In his blog, Peter Todd explains the difference between pure fantasy and “hard sci-fi”. If you’re not familiar with the latter term, it refers to science fiction with a focus on scientific accuracy. It walks the line between a Robert A. Heinlein novel and a conversation with Carl Sagan. With this in mind, Todd lances his speculation for transporting large…

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Finnish Economists Say Bitcoin Cannot Be Regulated

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Finnish Economists Say Bitcoin Cannot Be Regulated

The Bank of Finland published a report on September 5 that heaped praise on the complex infrastructure behind Bitcoin that prevents manipulation from unethical agents. Economic Innovation Economists working for The Bank of Finland, Gur Huberman, Jacob Leshno, and Ciamac Moallemi, affirmed that Bitcoin is truly a revolutionary system of currency. The three also point out the great power behind…

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North Korean Spearphishing Sets Sights on South Korean Cryptocurrency Targets

Category: Bitcoin, News

North Korean Spearphishing Sets Sights on South Korean Cryptocurrency Targets

As bitcoin and other digital currencies emerge as a new and valuable asset class, North Korean cyber criminals are also realizing a new means of state funding. Unhinging a Global Financial System Kim Jong-Un has been featured in the news as exclusively an intemperate world leader with nuclear capabilities. His confrontations with President Trump have sparked global concerns as to…

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Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

Developers behind Sovereign, an application that combines blockchain technology and Liquid Democracy, are hoping to inspire voters to re-enter the political sphere. A Decaying Political Machine One of the greatest political disappointments of our generation has not been the election of Donald J. Trump. His arrival has certainly been unprecedented, some may say unwelcome, but his election has been the…

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Canada Registers First Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

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Canada Registers First Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

The B.C. Securities Commission provides registration and tools for First Block Capital Inc. to begin working as an exempt market dealer as a bitcoin investment fund. On September 6, the British Columbia Securities Commission announced that it would be allowing First Block Capital Inc. operational status. The investment fund seeks to be the first in Canada to allow investors to…

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Twitter Bot Tracks Neo-Nazi Bitcoin Transactions

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Twitter Bot Tracks Neo-Nazi Bitcoin Transactions

A Twitter bot bearing the name Neonazi BTC Tracker tracks and monitors Bitcoin donations made to The Daily Stormer. Following the catastrophic conclusion to the “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, has been scrounging for new media platforms. Shortly after the violent fallout, GoDaddy, CloudFlare, Scaleway halted all services to the website. After…

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Blockchain “Smart Grid” to be Tested in Fukushima

Category: Blockchain, News

Blockchain “Smart Grid” to be Tested in Fukushima

Japanese energy company, Eneres, will demonstrate the potential for an energy-grid supported by blockchain technology. Blockchain Energy Grid Nikkei Asian Review reported on September 2 that Eneres energy company would be experimenting with blockchain technology as a means of distributing electricity. The demonstration is to be a part of a series of attempts by the Fukushima prefectural government to find…

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Coinbase Exchange Targeted by New Trickbot Variant

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Coinbase Exchange Targeted by New Trickbot Variant

Computer security software firm identifies a Trickbot variant that now targets individual’s cryptocurrency wallets.   Forcepoint Identifies Trickbot Variant A new variant of banking trojan was discovered and reported on by cybersecurity firm Forcepoint on August 29 of this year. Although Trickbot has been primarily developed to target bank accounts, a new variant has now been shown to target cryptocurrency…

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Bitcoin and DASH Serve Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Bitcoin and DASH Serve Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Danny Sessoms, host of an Austin-based cryptocurrency radio broadcast, announced on August 27 that he would be accepting cryptocurrency to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Sessoms has typically partnered with Unsung.org to deliver food to the homeless, but this time he charged his RV with relief stocks and drove to Port Aransas, Texas. He bought hygiene packs, dry towels and…

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