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Google's Ethereum-Based Digital Book Uses Cryptography to Prove Ownership

Category: Blockchain, Entertainment, Ethereum, News

Google's Ethereum-Based Digital Book Uses Cryptography to Prove Ownership

Google employee Tea Uglow-authored digital book A Universe Explodes developed by product design company Impossible Labs and Editions At Play was released on April 4, to demonstrate the concept of digital ownership. The book is unique and different to most digital books in many ways. Started as an Ethereum blockchain-based experiment, the original copy of the digital book can only...

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Beyond the Void: A Review of the Blockchain-based Game

Category: Altcoins, Entertainment, Ethereum, News

Beyond the Void: A Review of the Blockchain-based Game

Beyond the Void is a free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game which incorporates a lot of special ingredients including a Cryptocurrency Economy. As a Real-time Strategy game in space, players face off One-to-One, lead their army to defeat their opponent and conquer an entire solar system. The game economy is built around the blockchain technology and uses Nexium (NXC)...

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin and Waves Platform’s Sasha Ivanov Collide

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin and Waves Platform’s Sasha Ivanov Collide

Vitalik Buterin co-founder of the decentralized smart contract application Ethereum and Waves Platform founder Sasha Ivanov had a chance to meet for the first time at an open lecture at the Digital October Center in Moscow. In an exclusive BTCManager interview with Ivanov, we asked him about his experience in meeting Buterin, where things stand regarding Ethereum’s inroads into Russia...

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You Can Now Put Ethereum’s Ether In Your Retirement Fund

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

You Can Now Put Ethereum’s Ether In Your Retirement Fund

The California-based startup BitcoinIRA.com has launched a new Ethereum IRA investment product that allows individuals to invest in a self-directed IRA that holds Ethereum’s cryptocurrency ether as an investment in a retirement fund. BitcoinIRA.com is the first and only financial services company that enable investors to gain investment exposure to bitcoin in their retirement funds. Investors can choose to hold...

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Hyperledger Approves Intel's Smart Contract Blockchain Platform Burrow: A 'Friendly Rival' for Ethereum?

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Hyperledger Approves Intel's Smart Contract Blockchain Platform Burrow: A 'Friendly Rival' for Ethereum?

Following the momentum of its enterprise-grade blockchain platform Fabric, Hyperledger is ready to target yet another blockchain project. Burrow, a project proposed by engineers at Monax and Intel, was approved by the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and is currently under development. Hyperledger as an open-source collaborative effort populated by various members and companies has a unique approach toward approving...

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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Using Smart Contracts in Banking

Category: Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Using Smart Contracts in Banking

Smart contracts are one of the most talked about new technologies in financial services today. Blockchain-based smart contracts can be used for two or more parties to electronically agree on terms and conditions of a contract involved in a financial transaction. In the case of banking and financial services, the applicability of smart contracts is very broad and ranges from...

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Ethereum: Slock.it Gets $2 Million for Creation of the Universal Sharing Network, WeTrust Receives $4.5 Million with an ICO

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Ethereum: Slock.it Gets $2 Million for Creation of the Universal Sharing Network, WeTrust Receives $4.5 Million with an ICO

Two Ethereum startups aim to build blockchain platforms which enable people all over the world to share and lend money and other things in a secure, trustless and easy way; Slock.it with its Universal Sharing Network and WeTrust with global trustless Lending Circles. Both startups recently received funding to realize their visions. Nearly daily new promising Ethereum projects start with...

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OKCoin to Add Ether Support, China to Compete With Korea

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OKCoin to Add Ether Support, China to Compete With Korea

Chinese bitcoin exchanges such as OKCoin hinted their plans to add Ethereum support for local ether traders for over a year. According to local sources, OKCoin representatives, at last, confirmed their integration of Ethereum. CnLedger, a Chinese digital currency and blockchain research group, confirmed OKCoin’s short-term plan of adding support for ether trading with its local source. The CnLedger team...

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Dfinity: A Blockchain With a Nervous System

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Dfinity: A Blockchain With a Nervous System

Dfinity showed up on the scene in January 2015 as a research project and is offering a new way to organize blockchain technology, eliminating the need or possibility of a hard fork. It can accomplish this with something called a "Blockchain Nervous System". This is a kind of governance by distributed intelligence. "It is a platform managed by a decentralized...

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The Two Best April Fools' of Bitcoin 2017

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Entertainment, Ethereum, News

The Two Best April Fools' of Bitcoin 2017

Like every year the Bitcoin world saw some April Fools' in 2017. While many have not been very funny, F2Pool and Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin surprised the world with a terrific sense for a geeky humor. It is not that the Internet was a good place to get solid knowledge about anything. Health, food, finance; you better take everything you read...

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