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Africa Blockchain Conference 2018 • May 23-24, 2018

Organized by The Blockchain Association of Uganda, with support from the Government of Uganda, the Africa Blockchain Conference will concentrate…

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Bitcoin, Not Blockchain, is a Bubble Says Alibaba Founder

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

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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French Finance Minister is Seized by Sudden Passion For Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

French Finance Minister is Seized by Sudden Passion For Cryptocurrency

Bruno Le Maire, France’s finance minister since May 2017, has publicly stated that he has obtained a renewed interest in the cryptocurrency sector and blockchain technology. In an interview with Alex Stachtchenko, the co-founder of Blockchain Partner and La Chaintech, two blockchain associations based in France, Le Maire said: “I was a rookie a year ago, but now, I’ve been…

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Bitcoin Uses 0.5 Percent of World’s Energy Supply, Says Peer-Reviewed Report

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Mining, News

Bitcoin Uses 0.5 Percent of World’s Energy Supply, Says Peer-Reviewed Report

Bitcoin’s energy usage has long been a subject of criticism since the issues first came to light. But, most of the revelations are limited to anecdotal evidence or weakly researched primary reports, with future predictions based on such data. To combat the epistemic crisis, a recent peer-reviewed research paper breaks the unresearched monotony, and the evaluated results are nothing short…

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Hyperledger Chief Predicts that Blockchain’s Consolidation Phase Is Near

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Hyperledger Chief Predicts that Blockchain’s Consolidation Phase Is Near

Brian Behlendorf, the executive director of the Hyperledger Project, sees significant evolvements in blockchain technology from scale, interoperability, and governance in 2018 and over the next few years. Pinpointing Progress As a leading figure in open-source software and one of the primary developers of the Apache web server, Behlendorf is currently working on the Hyperledger project to create enterprise-ready distributed…

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Women Only Account for 8.75 Percent of Crypto Traders According to eToro Survey

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Ethereum, News

Women Only Account for 8.75 Percent of Crypto Traders According to eToro Survey

A recent survey conducted by eToro, the social trading and multi-asset brokerage company, revealed that women only account for a tenth of crypto traders. This information solidifies the fact that gender inequality is still a major stumbling block for the crypto sector. Since the inception of Bitcoin, it has been for the most part judged as a male dominion. Women…

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China Officially Issues Cryptocurrency Rankings: Ethereum Bags First Place

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Ethereum, News

China Officially Issues Cryptocurrency Rankings: Ethereum Bags First Place

China publically issued the world’s first government-issued blockchain and cryptocurrency ratings on May 17, 2018. The development is the first in a series of steps planned by Beijing to regulate the burgeoning digital asset class. Ethereum at Number One, Bitcoin at Number 13 According to a report on a website owned by China’s Ministry of Industry and IT, the Asian…

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Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

United States regulators present at the Consensus 2018 conference have made it clear that they are trying as much as they can to sanitize the crypto space by formulating policies that would protect investors and boost growth in the nascent digital currency ecosystem. The SEC and ICOs Highly reputable officials of the U.S. regulatory watchdogs, including Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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Twitter CEO Hopes Bitcoin to be the Internet’s Native Currency

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Twitter CEO Hopes Bitcoin to be the Internet’s Native Currency

Jack Dorsey is pushing bitcoin as the best possible internet “native currency.” The Twitter co-founder and current Square CEO is emerging as an outspoken proponent at the forefront of mainstreaming bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment methodologies. Instead, Dorsey sees a single dominant online currency, an all-encapsulating digital coin. “The internet is going to have a native currency so let’s…

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Cambridge University’s First Academic Joins Crypto Wallet Provider Blockchain

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Finance, News, Tech

Cambridge University’s First Academic Joins Crypto Wallet Provider Blockchain

Hot cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain has recently hired academic and cryptocurrency economist, Dr. Garrick Hileman as blockchain’s head of research. He will explore cryptocurrency usage, geographical spread, and areas such as stable coins. Hileman has studied cryptocurrencies since 2011 and previously held positions at The London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. He also developed the first course…

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SEC Unveils Fraud ICO to Educate Investors

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

SEC Unveils Fraud ICO to Educate Investors

 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created a scam Initial Coin Offering to teach would-be investors what they should look out for before investing in such projects. The regulator has launched a fake coin offering website dubbed “Howey,” all in the effort of warning investors about fraudulent cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches Howey Coins HoweyCoins.com mimics a bogus coin offering in…

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