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ETHMemphis • May 18-20, 2018

The Ethereum blockchain can provide value to the business community. Therefore, the ETHMemphis Hackathon will team Ethereum developers with business…

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Tax Evasion: Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange Set to Give Out Customer Data to Government

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Tax Evasion: Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange Set to Give Out Customer Data to Government

Its stale news that world governments are finding it a herculean task getting cryptocurrency investors to pay their taxes. In the latest development, the fourth largest crypto exchange in the world, Bitfinex, is now working hand-in-hand with the government of the British Virgin Islands in a bid to clamp down on bitcoin tax evaders. Bitfinex Tax Office In a notice…

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Ethereum Miners Mass-Targeted by Satori Botnet Attack

Category: Crime, Ethereum, News

Ethereum Miners Mass-Targeted by Satori Botnet Attack

 The rising value of cryptocurrency has undeniably lured hordes of people towards investing in the risky asset class, with the technically-informed going one step ahead to set up their own “mining rigs.” Hackers are not far behind, however, and often infiltrate computing systems to mine cryptocurrencies for themselves. After Browser Mining, Hackers Target Miner Rigs In a bid to greatly…

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RSK Bitcoin-Based Smart Contract Platform Now Secured by 1 in 10 Miners

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

RSK Bitcoin-Based Smart Contract Platform Now Secured by 1 in 10 Miners

RSK Labs cofounder Gabriel Kurman announced that one of ten miners now secured a smart contract solution built by the company on the Bitcoin blockchain. RSK, formerly known as Rootstock, will bring smart contracts, a key feature of the ethereum blockchain, to the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. The news came at Consensus 2018, the fourth annual blockchain…

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Russia’s Largest Bank Conducts $12 Billion Transaction Using Smart Contracts

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech

Russia’s Largest Bank Conducts $12 Billion Transaction Using Smart Contracts

Shunning blockchain and smart-contracts for years, financial institutions are finally waking up to the potential that decentralized technologies hold, with a flurry of government and corporate companies making moves into the sector. Mammoth Transaction, Minimal Traction According to an official release on May 16, 2018, Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, recently utilized a Hyperledger Fabric-based smart-contract system to issued rouble-backed bonds…

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How the eToro Trading Platform Helps Investors Make Better Investment Decisions

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance

How the eToro Trading Platform Helps Investors Make Better Investment Decisions

Online trading and brokerage company eToro provides a number of features for its customers aimed at helping users acclimate to the platform and then use its several tools to make money. The company began in 2007 as an online trading platform and is now offering services aimed at cryptocurrency investors and traders. Lena Birse, for instance, said that while she…

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Indian Software Exporter Infosys Develops Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Network

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Indian Software Exporter Infosys Develops Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Network

India’s second-biggest software service exporter, Infosys Limited, has developed a custom blockchain-powered trade finance network in a bid to overcome fraud in the Indian banking industry. To start, seven private lenders will test the trade finance network to increase security and transparency in the finance sector. Blockchain to Combat Banking Frauds The seven Indian private lenders that have enlisted to…

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Bitcoin, Not Blockchain, is a Bubble Says Alibaba Founder

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Bitcoin, Not Blockchain, is a Bubble Says Alibaba Founder

Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba, is the latest member of the “blockchain only” movement. Speaking during the Second World Intelligence Conference in Tianjin taking place on May 16-18, Ma said that bitcoin, not blockchain is a bubble. He also expressed his dissatisfaction with the level to which the technology is being implemented. According to him, the technology behind…

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HTC Catches Bitcoin Fever, Set to Launch Blockchain-powered Smartphones

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HTC Catches Bitcoin Fever, Set to Launch Blockchain-powered Smartphones

Mobile phone giant HTC is not ready to be left out of the blockchain and cryptocurrency movement. The 21-year old mobile phone company headquartered in Taiwan is developing its own Android Smartphone that will be powered by blockchain technology. Exodus not Finney According to The Next Web (TNW), the premium smartphone called ‘Exodus’ will come with a universal cryptocurrency wallet…

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German Stock Exchange Unveils Bison for Free Trading of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple

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German Stock Exchange Unveils Bison for Free Trading of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple

Germany second-biggest stock exchange, Börse Stuttgart, is expanding its footprint into the cryptocurrency sector with the launch of a new crypto trading platform. Bison is the new platform that the exchange says will simplify the process of trading digital currencies and becomes the first crypto app, backed by a reputable stock exchange. Bison Crypto Trading App The new app will…

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Twitter CEO Jack’s FinTech App Square is Surpassing Competitors like Venmo With Bitcoin

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Twitter CEO Jack’s FinTech App Square is Surpassing Competitors like Venmo With Bitcoin

Square, the FinTech application developed by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has surpassed the growth rate of its competitors like PayPal’s Venmo that have dominated the financial technology sector over past few years. Square’s Market Cap Rises $8 Billion On May 4, BTCManager reported that investors were initially not satisfied with Square’s $200,000 revenue from its bitcoin venture, considering that the…

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