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Rahul Nambiampurath is an India-based Digital Marketer who got attracted to Bitcoin and the blockchain in 2014. Ever since, he's been an active member of the community. Other than that he is a die hard gamer. This gadget freak is well renowned in his circle for binge-watching Game of Thrones.

Known Bitcoin Investor Yi-Ting Cheng Enters Taipei Mayoral Race

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Tech

Known Bitcoin Investor Yi-Ting Cheng Enters Taipei Mayoral Race

Yi-Ting Cheng, a 35-year-old Taiwanese businesswoman and cryptocurrency investor, has announced that she will be in the running for the office of Mayor of Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city. As she takes her first step into local politics, she believes that the position will enable her to serve the residents of Taipei better. From Developer to Running for Mayor Yi-Ting Cheng,…

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Sale of Hardware Wallets Rise as Users Scramble to Safeguard their Crypto

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Sale of Hardware Wallets Rise as Users Scramble to Safeguard their Crypto

Users have reportedly been buying more hardware wallets to store their cryptocurrency holdings than ever before, clearly indicating a preference for cold storage instead of exchange-provided wallets. Paris-based Ledger, which raised $75 million from its investors in a recent round of funding, announced January 23, 2018, that it had sold its millionth Nano S hardware wallet. What Is a Cryptocurrency…

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Bitcoin Cash’s Decentralized On-chain Social Network Memo Launches

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Bitcoin Cash’s Decentralized On-chain Social Network Memo Launches

A new decentralized social network, Memo, built on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain has made its first public debut following the announcement on April 15, 2018. Memo, which can also be seen as a decentralized version of Twitter, allows users to post a ‘memo’ which other users can like, share or comment on. Decentralized Social Network: Buzzword of the Year Ever…

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Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin unveils plans for a minimal sharding protocol

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Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin unveils plans for a minimal sharding protocol

A new post by Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin on ethresear.ch has unveiled his plans for a ‘minimal sharding protocol’ project. Published on April 8, 2018, Buterin said that it is aimed at developers who wish to begin working on sharding but are uncertain about the final version of the protocol. Sharding as a Scaling Solution The number of transactions on…

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Redditors are Battling to Prove their Region Leads Bitcoin Adoption

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Redditors are Battling to Prove their Region Leads Bitcoin Adoption

Redditors worldwide have suddenly become engaged in a new battle amongst themselves to highlight merchants accepting bitcoin in their native land. Dozens of users are posting pictures of local outlets accepting bitcoin as a payment method, all to prove that their region is still ahead in terms of adoption of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency. How it All Started…

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Research Exposes Flaws in Cryptocurrencies based on the Zerocoin Protocol

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Research Exposes Flaws in Cryptocurrencies based on the Zerocoin Protocol

A new analysis, titled ‘Burning Zerocoins for fun and profit,’ exposes several flaws in Zerocoin, a technology that aims to improve anonymity and used by several cryptocurrencies. The study was published by the Chair of Applied Cryptography on April 12, 2018. The German authors said, “We identified critical coding issues in a software library implementing Zerocoin, allowing an attacker to…

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BitLicense Discussion (Pt.2): “Regulation Kills Innovation in NY Bitcoin Space!”

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BitLicense Discussion (Pt.2): “Regulation Kills Innovation in NY Bitcoin Space!”

The cryptocurrency community has long criticized BitLicense as a harmful law that destroyed bitcoin and related businesses in the state of New York. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released the document in July 2015 to regulate crypto activity in the state, but its unveiling also meant that many startups moved their operations out of New York. NYDFS Superintendent Hails…

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Commercial Cryptocurrency Mining Could Push Bitcoin Towards a 51 Percent Attack

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Commercial Cryptocurrency Mining Could Push Bitcoin Towards a 51 Percent Attack

It is common knowledge that mining is becoming less profitable for smaller operations. Miners that have set up small to medium scale mining infrastructure are quickly finding out the infeasibility of their operation due to electricity costs and a declining market. Cost of Bitcoin Mining for Small Users To ensure profitability, miners have to buy more powerful hardware chips. However,…

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Ethereum Wallet Provider and dApp Browser Cipher Acquired by Coinbase

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Ethereum Wallet Provider and dApp Browser Cipher Acquired by Coinbase

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired Cipher Browser for an undisclosed amount. The announcement of the acquisition was made official on April 13, 2018. The company in question, Cipher, had once competed with Coinbase-developed Toshi Ethereum browser. This acquisition is the first instance in which Coinbase has shelled cash to buy out a smaller rival company. Cipher to Merge with…

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American Investor Tim Draper Predicts Bitcoin to Hit $250,000 by 2022

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American Investor Tim Draper Predicts Bitcoin to Hit $250,000 by 2022

According to a bold prediction by the American venture capital investor Tim Draper, a single bitcoin will be worth $250,000 by 2022. The remark was recorded on April 12, 2018, when he spoke at the Blockchain Party event organized by Draper University. Addressing a crowd of cryptocurrency enthusiasts, Draper stepped onto the stage and said, “I’m thinking $250,000 a bitcoin…

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