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Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Stockholm • September 7, 2017

On September 7, the event management company "Smile-Expo" is holding the first blockchain conference in Stockholm. Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference is a series of Blockchain events taking…

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Category: Commentary

A Boxing Champ’s “Left Hook” of ICO Exuberance

Category: Commentary, Finance, News

A Boxing Champ’s “Left Hook” of ICO Exuberance

Floyd Mayweather, widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, recently joined a growing number of investors worldwide in drinking the proverbial “ICO Kool-Aid.” Recently, in a post on Instagram that garnered wide media attention, 'Money Mayweather' announced that he’ll be promoting an initial coin offering (ICO) through Stox, a blockchain-based prediction company, on the heels...

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Argentina Central Bank Vice President: We Like Bitcoin's Use Cases

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Argentina Central Bank Vice President: We Like Bitcoin's Use Cases

Lucas Llach, Vice President of the Central Bank of Argentina, stated that the organization and the Argentinian government support the use cases of bitcoin and are not afraid of the digital currency. Zeppelin Studious CTO Manuel Araoz provided a rough translation of the initial statement of Llach: “Vice-president of Central Bank of Argentina Lucas Llach said ‘we're not afraid of...

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Incredible Potential Being Realized: Blockchain Experts Inspire the Public

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, Finance, News

Incredible Potential Being Realized: Blockchain Experts Inspire the Public

On July 27, in the heart of New York City’s financial district, BTCManager covered an exciting event showcasing the Blockchain’s impact on midsize companies, hosted by Blockchain consultancy firm BlockchainDriven. Panel members included an IT Application Manager at L’Oreal, who is revolutionizing the supply chain using Blockchain technology, a Vice President at MUFG Union Bank who is focusing on bringing...

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The Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: The Choices for Bitcoiners

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The Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: The Choices for Bitcoiners

On August 1, the Bitcoin network will split with the emergence of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). This article will outline the choices you have if you hold bitcoin and some potential outcomes of the split. What is Bitcoin Cash? The project’s website states that Bitcoin Cash is peer-to-peer electronic cash for the Internet. It is 'fully decentralized, with no central bank...

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Bitmixer's Exit and Darknet Market Chaos: How Monero Stands to Benefit

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Bitmixer's Exit and Darknet Market Chaos: How Monero Stands to Benefit

The swift takedown of the darknet markets (DNMs) AlphaBay and Hansa, an announcement to exit the market from Bitmixer and the arrest of Alexander Vinnik for laundering $4 billion have all shown that fungibility is still an area for improvement for Bitcoin. As bitcoin shakes off its shady image, Monero has drawn increased attention. The privacy-focused cryptocurrency experienced an outburst...

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Veritaseum Hack Proves Need for Tighter Security in ICO Market

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, News

Veritaseum Hack Proves Need for Tighter Security in ICO Market

Blockchain startup Veritaseum has become the latest victim of an ICO hack. During its July 24 sale, the platform was compromised and lost about $8.4 million worth of cryptocurrency. Veritaseum is a blockchain project that seeks to utilize the blockchain in order to create smart contracts that allow for direct peer-to-peer engagement within the capital markets space. “Veritaseum utilizes smart...

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The Federal Reserve May Inflate the Debt Away, Emboldening a Positive Fundamental for BTC-USD

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The Federal Reserve May Inflate the Debt Away, Emboldening a Positive Fundamental for BTC-USD

Almost ten years since the global financial crisis and interest rates are still very low in the US. Higher inflation to reduce the debt load and the realization of the true state of the US economy may spark a positive fundamental driving BTC-USD to new highs over the medium term. Never for so long have interest rates been so low....

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Charting The Disruptive Future of the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News

Charting The Disruptive Future of the Blockchain

While blockchain technology has seen a massive uptick in interest since 2015, rarely have we taken a step back to assess its true power and potential impact on our society — people, infrastructure, design, commerce and more. So how immersed could this technology become within our lives? Given the current trajectory, it is clear that from smart homes to blockchain-enabled...

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Recently Closed Dark Web Marketplace AlphaBay Was Ripe Ground For Phishing

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Recently Closed Dark Web Marketplace AlphaBay Was Ripe Ground For Phishing

A hacker, operating under the pseudonym “PhishKingz,” has allegedly generated over one million dollars in just 14 months on the recently closed down dark web marketplace AlphaBay by running a phishing scam. The hacker gave an interview to DeepDotWeb detailing how profitable the operation has been. “I have a trade volume on LocalBitcoins of about 500 BTC in total. This...

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Filecoin ICO Will Only Accept Accredited Investors

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Filecoin ICO Will Only Accept Accredited Investors

Filecoin, the long-awaited token for the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) platform recently announced that its ICO will not be open to anyone, only accredited investors will be able to participate. Specifically, this means that only those with an income of at least $200,000 a year or with assets worth $1 million will be able to take part in this ICO....

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