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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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Consensus 2017 Draws Bright Leaders From Across Globe

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Consensus 2017 Draws Bright Leaders From Across Globe

Consensus 2017 attracted a thriving, ambitious crowd to New York City, with the attendance comprising of more than 2,700 people from all over the globe. Here are some the top headlines. Rootstock Launches Smart Contract Test Net, Ginger Rootstock Labs (RSK), a Blockchain startup from Buenos Aires opened its smart-contract test network, named Ginger. RSK announced at Consensus 2017 that…

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Creative Content Leader Yours Switches to Litecoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Creative Content Leader Yours Switches to Litecoin

Yours.org, a project that makes the marketplace for content creation accessible and fair, has announced a decision to switch to Litecoin, a digital currency whose value is on the rise. Ryan Charles, the cofounder and CEO of Yours.org announced “We are currently migrating our infrastructure from bitcoin to litecoin.” Charles explained to a substantial Twitter fan base his logic in…

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IBM: A Blockchain Hero of Sorts

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

IBM: A Blockchain Hero of Sorts

Almost 3,000 C-suite leaders in executive positions were surveyed by IBM for their input regarding the topic of the blockchain, in the most comprehensive report on business sentiment regarding the technology. They were given a chance to discuss operational plans, revenue projections, and overall industry shifts. According to the results, one third of these C-Suite executives are currently using or…

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Antshares Flexes A Technology Muscle, Set to Release Smart Contracts For Everyone

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Antshares Flexes A Technology Muscle, Set to Release Smart Contracts For Everyone

Antshares sets the pace in a new playing field amongst Blockchain applications and is set to release their smart contracts 2.0 in June, an important development contributing to diversity within the blockchain community and of smart contracts, with Hyperledger not open to the public and Rootstock yet to release anything. When projects such as Bitcoin and Ethereum emerge, their success…

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WannaCry Ransomware Infects Computers Across The Globe, Despite Kill Switch Discovery

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WannaCry Ransomware Infects Computers Across The Globe, Despite Kill Switch Discovery

WannaCry ransomware, a malicious malware tool, initiated a worldwide cyber attack that was launched 12 May, 2017, infecting upwards of 200,000 computers in 99 countries asking for ransoms in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. In nearly 30 languages the ransomware is reportedly holding its digital victim’s operating systems hostage, with a demand of a substantial amount of bitcoin equivalent to $300 in…

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Blockchain Called: It Asked To Borrow That Outfit!

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Blockchain Called: It Asked To Borrow That Outfit!

Blockchain technology has made a warmly welcomed appearance in the fashion industry. A forward-thinking fashion leader, Martine Jarlgaard, is using the distributed ledger so that her clothing company will be accountable for the story behind the making of its garments. The industry of fashion, while highly competitive, has always been an enabler of bad business, even if accidentally, because consumers…

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A New Kind of Hunger Games, Contenders Motivated by Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Entertainment, News

A New Kind of Hunger Games, Contenders Motivated by Bitcoin

There is a new, rising trend in the outskirts of Bitcoin communities, and it has a more charitable spirit than what you might usually read about bitcoin. At Bitvest.io, a bitcoin gaming and investment site, there is a group of people who participated in a remarkable contest during the first week of February. The group is a mix of personalities…

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HaoBTC Shuts Down Exchange Services

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HaoBTC Shuts Down Exchange Services

After recent PBOC measures, the Chinese Bitcoin mining company known as HaoBTC is closing the doors on the portion of their business that is their modestly-sized bitcoin exchange. The PBOC’s regulatory requirements are likely to blame for the predictable demise of small exchanges like the one that will cease to operate over at HaoBTC. The exchange, launched in April 2016,…

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Italian Bank Meltdown Strengthens Bitcoin’s Safe Haven Appeal

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Italian Bank Meltdown Strengthens Bitcoin’s Safe Haven Appeal

The Italian government has presented a crisis intervention or “bank rescue” for the world’s oldest surviving bank, Monte Paschi, which continues to scramble for cash to recapitalize. A proposed solution is to increase the public debt by as much as 20 billion euros, but this proposed amount does not even generate enough to keep the affected banks afloat. The deficiency…

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Bitcoin Clampdown Rumors in China Suppresses Sentiment

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Clampdown Rumors in China Suppresses Sentiment

China is rumored to be considering policies that impose drastic changes to bitcoin usage.  These changes include restrictions to be placed on all of China’s domestic bitcoin exchanges that will prevent any digital currency from being moved outside of the country.   They aim to cap the amount of bitcoin that can be sent abroad, which is fueling rumors of…

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