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Post mining his first bitcoins in 2012, there was no looking back for Shaurya Malwa. After graduating in business from the University of Wolverhampton, Shaurya ventured straight into the world of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. Using a hard-hitting approach to article writing and crypto-trading, he finds his true self in the world of decentralized ideologies. When not writing articles for BTCManager, he spends time building algorithms and contracts for his upcoming cryptocurrency hedge fund, based in Hong Kong.

Swytch Incentivizes Renewable Energy Usage, Ongoing Trials Promising

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News

Swytch Incentivizes Renewable Energy Usage, Ongoing Trials Promising

The excessive use of fossil fuels forms one of the most significant contributors to climate change since the past decade, and with the overexpansion of cities and ever-growing production demands from consumers, the environment is primed for an unsustainable crisis. Research suggests over 30 gigatons of hydrocarbons were released in 2016 after the massive use of fossil fuels for electricity,…

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Blockchain-Based Healthcare Startup Aenco Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News

Blockchain-Based Healthcare Startup Aenco Joins Enterprise Ethereum  Alliance

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) added Aenco, the world’s first blockchain-based healthtech digital financing solutions provider, to its impressive lineup of partner companies on July 18, 2018. EEA Grows Member Count According to a press release on Markets Insider, Samoa-based Aenco officially joined the EEA, a non-profit organization which connects startups, Fortune 500 enterprises, academics, and technology vendors, with Ethereum…

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0x Protocol Aims to Supersede Centralized Exchanges as ICO Funds are Utilized for Development

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Exchange, News, Tech

0x Protocol Aims to Supersede Centralized Exchanges as ICO Funds are Utilized for Development

For a market clamored on supporting decentralized frameworks, cryptocurrency exchanges are the digital asset sector’s single point of ideological failure. While decentralized exchanges (DEX) can serve as a fundamental challenge concerning fund storage and liquidity, companies like 0x are swiftly building turnarounds. Build Your own DEX Technically similar to Ethereum in providing the tools for developers to build their own…

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Bitcoin Payments Processor BitPay Granted BitLicense

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Payments Processor BitPay Granted BitLicense

After being criticized by the bitcoin community for its overly draconian nature, it appears the New York authorities are now ready for serious business. U.S.-based bitcoin payments processor BitPay has been granted the BitLicense, making it the eighth cryptocurrency related business to gain the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) approval in three years. Joining the Crypto Elite Global bitcoin…

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Thailand Announces State-Backed “Bond Coin” to Facilitate Faster Security Settlements and Clearance

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

Thailand Announces State-Backed “Bond Coin” to Facilitate Faster Security Settlements and Clearance

The Thailand government is swiftly taking steps to adopt and implement cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology within its administration. Local reports on July 16, 2018 confirmed that a prominent securities body in Thailand is developing a digital token to facilitate settlement clearing of corporate bonds. Bond Coin to Streamline Current Processes According to The Bangkok Post, the Thai Bond Market Association…

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Cryptocurrency Custodian Services Find Huge Demand in Australia

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Cryptocurrency Custodian Services Find Huge Demand in Australia

Australia-based Pallion, a precious metals firm, has expanded its subsidiary Custodian Vaults’ services to include the region’s first insured cryptocurrency custodial service according to July 16, 2018 reports. Australia Receives Custodian Services The burgeoning cryptocurrency sector is attracting substantial interest from institutional investors and high net worth individuals, who consider diversifying a part of their portfolio into the volatile asset…

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Blockchain-Based Brave Browser Reaches 3 Million Downloads as BAT Token Proves Utility

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Blockchain-Based Brave Browser Reaches 3 Million Downloads as BAT Token Proves Utility

On July 12, 2018, blockchain-based internet browser Brave announced over 3.1 million monthly active users on its platform as of July 2018. The product is primed to reach the five million mark “before the end of 2018,” and represents one of the largest-used blockchain products. Users Warm up to Brave As stated on its official blog, Brave’s Android application reached…

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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Affects League of Legend Gamers in the Philippines

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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Affects League of Legend Gamers in the Philippines

Players of the widely popular game League of Legends (LoL) in the Philippines faced a predicament after a significant cryptocurrency mining malware came to light on July 11, 2018. Garena+ Client Causes Havoc Daily eSports detailed the latest instance of the widespread mining attack, a first-of-its-kind. LoL players in the Philippines discovered a particular Garena client containing a malicious cryptocurrency…

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Russian Intelligence Officers Face Criminal Charges after Using Bitcoin to Infiltrate Hillary Clinton’s Election

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Russian Intelligence Officers Face Criminal Charges after Using Bitcoin to Infiltrate Hillary Clinton’s Election

On July 13, 2018, an 11-count federal indictment was filed against twelve Russian military intelligence officers allegedly infiltrating Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. The accused used cryptocurrencies to finance their operations and avoid the strict financial scrutiny that accompanies fiat operations. Russian Intelligence Held Responsible Digital Trends reported the misuse of cryptocurrencies by Russian intelligence officials to publicize stolen…

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TokenPay and Litecoin Foundation Acquire 9.9 Percent Stake in German Bank

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TokenPay and Litecoin Foundation Acquire 9.9 Percent Stake in German Bank

On July 10, 2018, Swiss cryptocurrency company TokenPay, in partnership with the Litecoin Foundation, acquired a 9.9 percent stake in Germany’s WEGBank AG with an option to purchase 90 percent of the latter’s business following relevant regulatory approvals. Augmenting Cryptocurrency Usage Announced on TokenPay’s blog, the blockchain development company detailed salient points of the noteworthy deal, singling out Litecoin’s “high-level…

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