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World Ethical Data Forum 2018 • September 19-20, 2018

Held at the World Trade Centre in the Catalan city of Barcelona and covering areas such as cryptocurrency and ICO…

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Category: Development

Bitcoin Core Bug Resolved in 0.16.3 Client: Threatened Security of Lightning Network

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, Mining, News

Bitcoin Core Bug Resolved in 0.16.3 Client: Threatened Security of Lightning Network

A GitHub report opened on September 17, 2018, revealed a recent bug in the Bitcoin Core versions 0.14.0 to 0.16.2. The exploit threatened to crash Bitcoin Core if the most recent version wasn’t updated. The anonymous reporter reached out to developers of the pioneer cryptocurrency with their findings, after which Anthony Towns, Hennadii Stepanov, Matt Corallo, Suhas Daftuar, Thomas Kerin,…

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Crypto and Blockchain Could Be the Internet’s Fifth Protocol

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development

Crypto and Blockchain Could Be the Internet’s Fifth Protocol

While the internet only started out as a military research project in the 1960s, it has since become the single largest computer network in the world, disseminating information, news, and entertainment at an unprecedented scale. Although skeptics called the internet a fad a mere 20 years ago, several governments, banks, and businesses would be crippled without it today. Dissecting the…

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Content Delivery Network Provider CloudFlare Debuts IPFS Gateway

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, Development, News, Platform

Content Delivery Network Provider CloudFlare Debuts IPFS Gateway

Content delivery network service provider Cloudflare announced September 17, 2018, their new Interplanetary File System (IPFS) gateway in a blog post. The gateway is the first product part of their Distributed Web Gateway project, which is their initiative to support the emerging distributed web. Traditional vs. IPFS IPFS was a project first designed by Juan Benet but is now an…

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World Economic Forum Report Calls for Incubation of “Responsible Blockchain Ecosystem”

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Development, Finance, News, Regulation

World Economic Forum Report Calls for Incubation of “Responsible Blockchain Ecosystem”

According to a report published by The World Economic Forum, dated September 14, 2018, blockchain technology might eventually disrupt the way the world utilizes environmental resources, and help steer a sustainable growth pattern along with value creation. “Responsible Blockchain Ecosystems” The report, released at the Global Climate Action Summit in California, has identified more than 65 ways that the blockchain…

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Blockchain Incubator SmartUp Receives Funding from D Capital and Soul Capital

Category: Blockchain, Development, Investment, News, Tech

Blockchain Incubator SmartUp Receives Funding from D Capital and Soul Capital

SmartUp, a Hong Kong-based blockchain incubation platform announced on September 13, 2018, that they received an undisclosed sum from D Capital and Soul Capital. The additional funding will help SmartUp build a global blockchain incubating ecosystem to aid blockchain-related startups with support, financing, consulting, and lead investing. Investment from Institutional Investors in APAC Will Help SmartUp Expand According to e27,…

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Cryptocurrency Market Outlook: Do Celebrity-Endorsed ICOs Perform Better Than Others?

Category: Altcoins, Business, Development, ICO News, Investment, News, Platform, Tech

Cryptocurrency Market Outlook: Do Celebrity-Endorsed ICOs Perform Better Than Others?

In 2017, at the hight of the ICO boom, several celebrities – with little to no cryptocurrency experience – were recruited by blockchain startups to promote their token sales. While this helped to boost fundraising efforts, as it gave projects more attention that they would have otherwise gotten, it also creates concern that unknowing investors were being roped into investments…

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World’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Station to Accept IOTA Payments Inches Closer to a Reality

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

World’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Station to Accept IOTA Payments Inches Closer to a Reality

Following a series of extensive tests spanning five months, the world’s first-ever IOTA-powered charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) is finally preparing for a much-anticipated debut. The update on the latest round of tests was posted on the official INVADE website on Sep 11, 2018, underlining that the world’s first cloud-based flexibility management systems integrated with EVs and battery storages….

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ICO-Generated Tokens to Be Classified as Securities in the UAE

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, Investment, News, Platform, Tech

ICO-Generated Tokens to Be Classified as Securities in the UAE

Financial regulators in the United Arab Emirates(UAE) are now looking to put the finishing touches to their initial coin offerings(ICOs), cryptocurrency exchanges and digital assets-related businesses regulatory framework, reported Finance Magnates on September 10, 2018. The UAE Ready to Entirely Regulate its Cryptospace The Securities and Commodities Authority(SCA) of the UAE is set to formulate a robust regulatory framework for…

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Blockchain-Verified Evidence Now Admissible in Chinese Courts Following Supreme Court Decision

Category: Blockchain, Development, News, Regulation

Blockchain-Verified Evidence Now Admissible in Chinese Courts Following Supreme Court Decision

The South China Morning Post on September 10, 2018, reported that where China has traditionally been dependent on third-party notary organizations for authenticating evidence, blockchain records are now admissible in Chinese courts as authorities set up one of the world’s most advanced resolution systems for internet-related disputes. China’s Internet Courts On September 7, 2018, the Supreme People’s Court announced a new…

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Bitcoin Drops to One-Month Low as Silk Road Wallet Cashes Out: BTCManager’s Week in Review

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Development, Exchange, Investment, Mining, News

Bitcoin Drops to One-Month Low as Silk Road Wallet Cashes Out: BTCManager’s Week in Review

The price of bitcoin dropped by 12 percent week-on-week after a Silk Road-related wallet holding 111,114.615 BTC and BCH, among other forks, – worth over one billion dollars – moved coins for the first time in four years, which many took as a sign that the wallet holder was about to cash out. Reddit user sicksilk, who discovered the whale’s…

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