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Cryptocurrency Mining Demand Leads to Mixed Results for AMD and Nvidia

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

Cryptocurrency Mining Demand Leads to Mixed Results for AMD and Nvidia

The cryptocurrency sector has indirectly influenced the fortunes GPU manufacturers Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Nvidia, with the former’s share prices increasing by 30 percent in May 2018 alone. AMD Stocks Rise on Mining Demand Since 2017, opportunistic cryptocurrency miners have started to bulk purchase GPU cards to build powerful mining rigs. While the move has augmented both profits and…

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French President Acknowledges Initial Coin Offerings in Latest Business Reform

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Regulation

French President Acknowledges Initial Coin Offerings in Latest Business Reform

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a plan to transform the country’s business landscape on June 18, 2018. The changes outlined in the platform included everything from a reduction in the complexity involved while setting up a business to a more streamlined auditing process. Surprisingly, however, the President’s plan also included a provision for cryptocurrency-related ventures. Macron Acknowledges ICOs According to…

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Can Squirrel Become the Next Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Internet Protocol?

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Can Squirrel Become the Next Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Internet Protocol?

In 2002, Rice University’s Sitaram Iyer and Peter Druschel, along with Microsoft Research’s Antony Rowstron presented a paper called Squirrel; a decentralized, peer-to-peer web cache alternative. A P2P Internet With Squirrel, instead of the existing web cache system used today, web browsers on desktop machines could share their local caches to form a more efficient and scalable web cache. The…

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The Cryptocurrency Industry is the Internet Industry of the late 90s

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The Cryptocurrency Industry is the Internet Industry of the late 90s

Many parallels are drawn between the current scenario of the cryptocurrency industry with that of the internet companies in the late 90s and early 2000s. Companies have raised more than $10 billion since 2015 through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Notable personalities, including Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Bill Gates and Ray Dalio, have labeled the rise of cryptocurrencies as a bubble. The…

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High Net Worth Individuals are Eager to Jump on the Cryptocurrency Wagon

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

High Net Worth Individuals are Eager to Jump on the Cryptocurrency Wagon

High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) have expressed significant interest in cryptocurrency investments. These individuals, however, would like more information on the emerging industry from their wealth managers as 25 percent receive most of their investment information from their wealth managers. Research: HNIs Keen on Cryptocurrencies According to Capgemini 2018 World Wealth Report, HNWIs were defined as people who had at least…

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Circle Will Not Accept Any Payment for Cryptocurrency Listing

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

Circle Will Not Accept Any Payment for Cryptocurrency Listing

Circle Financial has compiled a framework of requirements known as the Circle Assets Framework, for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets desirous of listing on its trading platforms. Announcing the Circle Assets Framework in a blog post on June 19, 2018, Circle mentioned that the framework contains its general position on the conditions and circumstances surrounding listing of assets, airdrops, forks…

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DHS Give Blockchain Tech Company $192k to Beta Test Concept

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

DHS Give Blockchain Tech Company $192k to Beta Test Concept

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided Factom, a startup using blockchain technology to secure Internet of things (IoT) data, on June 15, 2018, $192,380 to begin beta testing their concept. Factom’s Blockchain Push The $192,380 prize money was apart of the final phase of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Factom believes that by combining critical infrastructure like sensors…

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Blockchain Technology to Assist in Combating Child Trafficking in Moldova

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Blockchain Technology to Assist in Combating Child Trafficking in Moldova

The emerging blockchain technology has not only rocked the financial market and economy but has a potential to save lives. Moldova, the human trafficking haven of Europe, is developing a blockchain project that would address its decade-long problem that is showing no signs of halting. Modern-day enslavement Slavery is still a sad reality for a vast number of people all…

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Research Reveals New Instances of Plagiarism in Tron’s Code, States Project Faces “Technical Challenges” before Mainnet Launch

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Research Reveals New Instances of Plagiarism in Tron’s Code, States Project Faces “Technical Challenges” before Mainnet Launch

A startling report by New York-based blockchain security researchers Digital Asset Research (DAR) revealed new instances of plagiarized code in the Tron code base. Tron Code Exposed According to a post on June 19, 2018, DAR claimed to have scrutinized Tron’s code and white paper to find discrepancies and successfully found plagiarized code. The researchers noted these instances “pale in…

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Brave Browser Launches Trials for Opt-In Adverts that Reward Viewers with Cryptocurrency

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Brave Browser Launches Trials for Opt-In Adverts that Reward Viewers with Cryptocurrency

The Brave team has announced a new feature that would enable users to view ads of their choice on the platform without exposing their private data to the public. The consent-based advertising model is engineered to benefit users, content creators, and advertisers. A Brave Move After a successful integration of the Basic Attention Token (BAT) in 2018 to facilitate all…

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