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As an Anthropologist with a strong background in computing and finance, Nuno saw in Bitcoin a real case study. He ran into Bitcoin in 2013 and after understanding the true nature of this new technology has been writing about the subject ever since. He loves to read and is the sporty type. Nuno enjoys his spare time skating with his friends and has a passion for skydiving.

Congress Members Introduce Bills to Prevent Virtual Currency Price Manipulation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Congress Members Introduce Bills to Prevent Virtual Currency Price Manipulation

On December 6, 2018, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) and Ted Budd (R-NC-13), presented legislation fillings designed to avoid the price manipulation of virtual currency and to keep the U.S. leading the cryptocurrency industry.   Safeguarding Consumers and Stimulating Innovation The pair of Congressmen presented two new pieces of legislation which propose a set of measures to prevent the price of virtual currencies…

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Cryptocurrency Security startup Trustology Receives Funding from Two Sigma Ventures

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Cryptocurrency Security startup Trustology Receives Funding from Two Sigma Ventures

Trustology, a London-based startup focused on developing technology designed to help investors protect their digital assets has just received an $8 million seed fund from Two Sigma, as reported by Reuters on December 6, 2018.  Reuters reported that the venture capital sector of Two Sigma was backing Trustology, a crypto-security-focused company to push forward the development of new technologies aiming…

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Gazprom Banking Department Announces Launch of Crypto Trading Service for 2019

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Gazprom Banking Department Announces Launch of Crypto Trading Service for 2019

On December 6, 2018, Gazprombank, the Russian bank’s Swiss division, is said to have been working with Avaloq and Metaco to implement a cryptoassets service that will allow its customers to deal in cryptocurrencies without the hassle of managing wallets or passwords. 2019 Crypto Launch Finance Magnates noted that the banking division reported it was launching a cryptocurrency service next…

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Erasure and Numerai Are Making ETH Tokens Useful Again

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News

Erasure and Numerai Are Making ETH Tokens Useful Again

On December 3, 2018, Numerai’s NMR development team announced the complete re-design of the token in an attempt to implement total decentralization. Numerai, NMR 2.0 Numerai’s team recently announced in a Medium post that it was planning to implement significant changes to the token. The team is confident to have one of the best tokens in the Ethereum network and feels that…

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Kava Introduces an Interledger Payment Rail to Complement Cosmos Network

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News

Kava Introduces an Interledger Payment Rail to Complement Cosmos Network

Based on a Medium post from December 3, 2018, Kava Labs has recently partnered with Cosmos to deploy its inter-ledger solution payment streaming to Cosmos Zones. Kava labs inc. is a San Francisco-based venture-backed company working on payments innovations using blockchain technologies. The Cosmos Network Cosmos is a project built on Tendermint that incorporates the key developments to achieve cross-chain…

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Thieves Kidnap, Drug, Beat, and Torture a South African Bitcoin Enthusiast

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, News

Thieves Kidnap, Drug, Beat, and Torture a South African Bitcoin Enthusiast

A South African man was recently kidnapped by a group of five people in Soweto who went as far as to drug and torture him to get access to his cryptocurrencies according to December 2, 2018, reports. Bitcoin Presentation Soweto Urban reported that on November 16, 2018, a man from Lanseria was kidnapped by two women and three men who…

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Etherscan Users Can now Validate Transactions on Infura, MyCrypto, and MyEtherWallet

Category: Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News

Etherscan Users Can now Validate Transactions on Infura, MyCrypto, and MyEtherWallet

Infura, MyCrypto, and MyEtherWallet partner to allow an extra layer of security by introducing verified transactions for Etherscan users. What Is EthValidate? The development of the Ethereum platform is moving ahead at full steam despite the drop in ETH price. Successive features are being developed to improve and turn the platform into a more accessible and efficient platform. In a…

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Intel Corporation Patent for High-Performance Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Finally Approved

Category: Bitcoin, Development, Mining, News

Intel Corporation Patent for High-Performance Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Finally Approved

On November 27, 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office accepted a patent submitted in 2016 by the tech giant Intel Corporation for a new energy efficient, high-performance bitcoin mining system capable of outpacing the current model. Energy Efficient Mining The patent submission was filed June 29, 2016, and was entitled “Optimized SHA-256 datapath for energy-efficient high-performance Bitcoin mining.” In…

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Coming Soon: Self-Sovereign Digital Identity for Refugees

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Coming Soon: Self-Sovereign Digital Identity for Refugees

Gravity Earth is a company that is helping refugees in Africa by introducing a blockchain-based platform that allows them to prove their identity which in turn can help them gain access to financial services. Digital Identity on the Blockchain Gravity is a Nairobi-based startup has introduced a self-sovereign digital identity wallet that allows everyone to build a trusted identity profile based…

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How Troubled Can the Relation between Blockchain and GDPR Be?

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

How Troubled Can the Relation between Blockchain and GDPR Be?

The Hard Fork Decentralized event will be open from 12 to December 14, and one of the primary discussions the event will be focusing on is related to the concerning relation between blockchain and GDPR. Permissioned vs Permissionless The Next Web, a Fintech focused News Hub, is organizing Hard Fork Decentralized, its own blockchain and cryptocurrency event. According to the…

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