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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.

Zero-In Recap: Blockchain and FinTech Are Turning Heads in the Dutch Capital

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News

Zero-In Recap: Blockchain and FinTech Are Turning Heads in the Dutch Capital

After BTCManager attended the one-day Zero-In conference in the Netherlands on April 19, 2018, it became clear that Amsterdam is working hard to attract the finest fintech minds to the city. After a series of panels ranging from commentary on the GDPR regulation set to pass in May 2018 to the monetization of users’ content, the event captured the commercial…

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Ethical Hacking and the Case for Decentralized Exchanges: A Discussion with Oleksii Matiiasevych

Category: Ethereum, Interviews, News, Tech

Ethical Hacking and the Case for Decentralized Exchanges: A Discussion with Oleksii Matiiasevych

There’s no shortage of surprise in the world of crypto: Massive price swings, big corporate sponsorships, layer two protocols, and, of course, hacks. Since Bitcoin’s inception, the space has been plagued by technical bugs, user inexperience, as well as malicious agents hoping to leverage a still burgeoning technology in their favor. To get a better idea of who’s working against…

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C3 Crypto Conference: Germany’s Largest Crypto and Blockchain Conference Welcomes 2,500 Participants

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Finance, News

C3 Crypto Conference: Germany’s Largest Crypto and Blockchain Conference Welcomes 2,500 Participants

On April 5-6, 2018, The Station in Berlin, Germany opened its doors to 2,500 participants for “Germany’s largest blockchain and crypto conference.” With a range of enlightening panels, international speakers, burgeoning projects, it’s no wonder that many believe Europe can finally compete with the fintech space in the US. Crypto at Lightning Speed Over the course of the two days,…

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‘Matreon’ May Soon Reward Creators via Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

‘Matreon’ May Soon Reward Creators via Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

On April 6, 2018, Sjors Provoost, a physicist who has now turned his attention to Bitcoin, tweeted the details of an experimental crypto platform similar to Patreon. Described as “a self-hosted platform to receive recurring donations” Provoost is looking to develop a censorship-resistant market equivalent based on the Lightning Network, codenamed Matreon. Matreon: Playing with Lightning The experimental social platform…

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Reinventing the Charity Run with Thomas Vanderstraeten and Ethereum

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, Ethereum, Finance, News

Reinventing the Charity Run with Thomas Vanderstraeten and Ethereum

Identifying killer use cases for any nascent technology is often the final bridge before mass adoption. Bitcoin, for instance, has already revealed itself as an excellent store of value especially in cases of massive inflation. Similarly, Ethereum, programmable money, and smart contracts also imply an interesting future for collectibles, insurance policies, and fundraising. To learn a bit more about yet…

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Marrying Technology and User Design is No Easy Task for Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Marrying Technology and User Design is No Easy Task for Bitcoin

If you had to choose between the release of Lightning Network’s mainnet and a sleek, easy-to-use, user interface for your Bitcoin wallet, which would you choose? Perhaps your answer depends heavily on how you imagine the future of the pioneer currency. If mainstream adoption is the primary focus, then perhaps the latter may be the best choice. Clunky User Design:…

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Bitcoin Transactions to Be Treated as Legal Tender for Tax Purposes in Germany

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Transactions to Be Treated as Legal Tender for Tax Purposes in Germany

In yet another forward-thinking maneuver, the German Federal Ministry of Finance has released a report on Tuesday, February 27, outlining taxable events regarding bitcoin payments. Specifically, the financial authority looked into how to tax miners, cryptocurrency transactions, and the taxable role that exchanges play in the ecosystem.  Whatsmore, the document based these statements on the contents of the European Union’s…

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LitePay Launch Misses Expectations Following Massive Litecoin Pump

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

LitePay Launch Misses Expectations Following Massive Litecoin Pump

February 2018 was an active month for Charlie Lee’s cryptocurrency project, Litecoin. The “silver to bitcoin’s gold” experienced the Litecoin Cash hard fork and a steep climb in price leading up to the February 26, 2018, LitePay announcement. Yesterday, however, the affiliated firm failed to deliver on the market’s hopes and retreated to the statement that “Offering LitePay card registrations…

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Whale Investors Find Shelter in Republic Protocol’s Dark Pool for Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Finance, News

Whale Investors Find Shelter in Republic Protocol’s Dark Pool for Cryptocurrency

Initially introduced in the 1980s, a dark pool refers to the confidential trading of large swaths of financial instruments. Items like equities, securities, and simple shares were the typical exchange medium. Fast forward to 2018, and the emergence of crypto millionaires also means the growing interest in the same non-exchange trading. Old Business, New Currency To be more precise, a…

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The Abyss DAICO: Secure Token Offering for Gaming Platform

Category: Ethereum, ICO News, News

The Abyss DAICO: Secure Token Offering for Gaming Platform

The Abyss platform offers gamers and developers the benefits never seen before in the video game industry. Insofar as it can be difficult for developers to create original and compelling video games, the same is also true for making this product stand out from the crowd. This second caveat has lead to massive expenditures simply for advertising. As such, The…

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