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Nigel Dollentas

About author: Nigel Dollentas

Coming onto the scene briefly after the infamous Mt. Gox hack, Nigel has been writing for various Bitcoin media outlets for over four years now. Covering everything from ICO's to editorials to PR's, Nigel now covers developing events at BTCManager.

South Korean Blockchain Platform Klatyn Announces Partnership with Numerous Blockchain Firms

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South Korean Blockchain Platform Klatyn Announces Partnership with Numerous Blockchain Firms

Klatyn, the blockchain platform of South Korea’s Messenger Kakao, announced partnerships with several blockchain-based applications and projects on December 10th, 2018. Bringing Blockchain to the People These projects were selected due to the criteria of also being “large user pool-based service providers.” KakaoTalk, Kakao’s number one app has a 93 percent usage rate in a country with a 73 percent mobile…

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Chinese Crypto Startup Bottos looks to Break Tech Giants Monopoly

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Chinese Crypto Startup Bottos looks to Break Tech Giants Monopoly

Bottos is a company that looks to end the data monopoly that tech conglomerates like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have over consumer data. The Chinese cryptocurrency startup broke the news on November 28th about their intentions about liberating data. Big Data’s Growing Positive Trends With big data or compilation of data larger than ordinary processing systems to handle, netting $166…

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European Parliament Member Optimistic about a Blockchain-Powered Political System

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European Parliament Member Optimistic about a Blockchain-Powered Political System

Eva Kaili, the Greek member of the European Parliament, spoke optimistically about the future of cryptocurrency past standard applications and focused on the potential within politics on November 22nd, 2018. The interview was conducted at Decentralized 2018, a blockchain conference held in Europe and organized by the University of Nicosia. The Chair of Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) spoke to EAK…

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Stop Using “Transactions Per Second:” Bitcoin’s More Than That

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Stop Using “Transactions Per Second:” Bitcoin’s More Than That

While bitcoin serves many functions, one its most substantial uses is as a payment system. Typically the metric that has been used to compare Bitcoin to companies like VISA, Paypal, or even newer blockchains that tout higher transaction capacity, is through how many transactions the system can handle, usually seen as transaction per second (tps). An article published on November…

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Investors can now Purchase Tokenized Shares of $36 Million Condomonium in New York

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Investors can now Purchase Tokenized Shares of $36 Million Condomonium in New York

A new building in one of the most desirable real estate markets in the world, New York City,  made headlines on November 12th, 2018,  for its availability as a tokenized asset for accredited investors in the U.S. New Opportunities Made Possible Through Innovative Companies This opportunity is made possible thanks to a partnership between Fluidity and Propeller. Fluidity is the same…

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Court Sides With Shrem in Case Against Winklevoss Twins

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

Court Sides With Shrem in Case Against Winklevoss Twins

In a surprising turn of events for many, a Winklevoss suit against former Bitinstant CEO Charlie Shrem which started in early-November 2018 has seen the court favoring the defendant. Shrem’s assets have since then been unfrozen, after the hearing sided with the Shrem. Shrem Claims To Have Never Owned The Bitcoin For those unaware, the suit was brought forward by…

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Charlie Shrems Legal Dilemmas Continue; Winklevoss Twins Sue “Bitcoin’s First Felon”

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Charlie Shrems Legal Dilemmas Continue; Winklevoss Twins Sue “Bitcoin’s First Felon”

After first going to prison in 2015 for laundering money used on the Silk Road, a new lawsuit by the Winklevoss Twins on November 2, 2018, has been lanced against Charlie Shrem suggesting that the Bitinstant CEO’s legal troubles are far from over. Where’s the Money From Charlie? The origin of the Winklevoss’ legal actions against Shrem comes from the…

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Millennials Have Healthy Appetite for Crypto Recent Report States

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Millennials Have Healthy Appetite for Crypto Recent Report States

A new report called “Millennials With Money” published in October 2018, by Edelman discussed some of the tendencies of the generation which included, among other things, there relatively open stance on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Millennials and their Role in the Crypto Economy Millennials are the largest generation in the United States, constituting for over 25 percent of the United…

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Changing Fintech Sentiment Attracts $600 Million from Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway

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Changing Fintech Sentiment Attracts $600 Million from Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway

Changing sentiment towards the blend of finance and technology, commonly referred to as the Fintech sector, has now seen Warren Buffet investing $600 million into the industry, according to a Wall Street Journal article published October 30, 2018. Investment Details The money is split between two large companies in emerging markets. One is the payment processor StoneCo. LTD in Brazil…

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Cryptocurrency-Powered Floating Island Project Called off after Bear Market and Political Tensions

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Cryptocurrency-Powered Floating Island Project Called off after Bear Market and Political Tensions

A floating island to be built off the coast of Tahiti canceled its ambitious plans to power its economy solely via cryptocurrency, reported RadioNZ on October 29, 2018.  Cryptocurrency Cancelled After Promising Start After its announcement in July 2018, the Blue Frontier-led project made headlines for both its floating island and decentralized governance models planned for society. At the time…

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