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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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UK Mosque Plans to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Alms and Zakat this Ramadan

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UK Mosque Plans to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Alms and Zakat this Ramadan

While Islam frowns at high-interest rate lending, currencies not backed by commodities or assets, and Ponzi schemes, the Shacklewell Lane mosque in London has caught the bitcoin bug and has made it possible for Muslims in the area to give alms and make donations to the mosque with cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin for Zakat and Sadaqah In what seems like a forward-thinking…

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Ex-Deloitte Executive to Raise $150 Million to Build “Ethereum of Supply Chain”

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

Ex-Deloitte Executive to Raise $150 Million to Build “Ethereum of Supply Chain”

Eric Piscini, the brains behind Deloitte’s blockchain prowess, has left the company. Currently boasting 1,200 employees, and starting with just three, Piscini was instrumental in scaling the blockchain operation to $50 million. Now, he has stepped down and decided to travel a different road. A Bright Future As per a report on May 14, 2018, Piscini was frequently approached and…

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

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Finance, News

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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Nokia Forays into Crypto: Partners with Blockchain-based Data-sharing Startup Streamr

Category: Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

Nokia Forays into Crypto: Partners with Blockchain-based Data-sharing Startup Streamr

We’ve all heard of Nokia and its reliable mobile handsets in the past, but in 2018, Nokia’s developments are not all about cell phones. The Finnish telecom firm along with OSIsoft is joining hands with blockchain-based data sharing marketplace Streamr. The consortium will develop a new software that will allow the monetization of user data from multiple streams to make…

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MEWKit: New Malware Drains Ethereum Wallets Automatically

Category: Ethereum, News, Tech

MEWKit: New Malware Drains Ethereum Wallets Automatically

According to security research firm, RiskIQ, a criminal group has devised a phishing attack that uses Automated Transfer System (ATS) to empty MyEtherWallet (MEW) Ethereum wallets without detection. MEWKit Phishing Attack MEWKit is the name of the new phishing campaign that imitates the front end of the MyEtherWallet (an open source project), with the aim of stealing funds that belong…

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JP Morgan Launches Cryptocurrency Strategy

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JP Morgan Launches Cryptocurrency Strategy

JP Morgan is taking cryptocurrencies seriously by appointing London-based fintech head Oliver Harris to create a cryptocurrency strategy for the company, revealed on May 18. According to Business Insider Australia, Harris, 29, who is drawing out the cryptocurrency strategy, will become the head of cryptoasset strategy for the bank. For the past two years, Harris ran JP Morgan’s In-Residence program…

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South Africa to See Its First Cryptocurrency ATM

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South Africa to See Its First Cryptocurrency ATM

The potential and benefits of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are limited to one very critical factor – real-world adoption. The absence of which could also severely impede the growth of a decentralized economy. Moving forward in this regard is South Africa, which will soon be installing a cryptocurrency ATM for its citizens. Move Over Fiat, Bitcoin Is “In” According to…

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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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