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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: Interviews

Ayn Rand and Bitcoin: Exclusive Interview With Jennifer Grossman, Atlas Society CEO

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News

Ayn Rand and Bitcoin: Exclusive Interview With Jennifer Grossman, Atlas Society CEO

Who is John Galt? And who is Jennifer Grossman? The former is the mythical hero featured in Ayn Rand’s perennial best-selling novel Atlas Shrugged. Then there is Grossman, CEO of the Atlas Society, a research and advocacy organization that "promotes Open Objectivism; the philosophy of reason, individualism, achievement, and freedom as championed by Ayn Rand." "The principles of Objectivism, the...

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Coinbase and the Evolving Crypto Taxation Landscape

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News, Regulation

Coinbase and the Evolving Crypto Taxation Landscape

Further reflecting the ongoing uncertainty around today’s cryptocurrency tax environment, newly released court documents appear to reveal the intention of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to more narrowly focus its investigation in its ongoing saga on obtaining user information from Coinbase. According to the July 6 notice, the IRS is only going to be seeking records on users who...

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"I Think we should Demount these kind of Training Wheels, Step by Step.”

Category: Ethereum, Interviews, News

Christoph Jentzsch, co-founder of Slock.it and one of the leading Ethereum developers, spoke to BTCMANAGER about lessons from the DAO hack, the ICO hype and Ethereum’s plans to scale. Slock.it is a startup from Mittweida, a small town in Saxony, Germany. The startup aims to build an Universal Sharing Network, which runs almost solely on Ethereum’s smart contracts. After the...

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Constructing a Real-Estate Backed Cryptocurrency: Brick by Brick

Category: Altcoins, Interviews, News

Constructing a Real-Estate Backed Cryptocurrency: Brick by Brick

On June 6, BrickCoin, touted as the world’s first blockchain financial platform backed entirely by the stability of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), unveiled its vision for a “real estate-backed” global digital currency. BrickCoin seeks to usher in a new normal for consumer saving and financial stability that protects an individual's’ true wealth from the inflationary impact of fiat currencies....

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The Wizard Behind the ICO Model That's Changing Venture Capital

Category: Blockchain, Finance, Interviews, News

The Wizard Behind the ICO Model That's Changing Venture Capital

If you have heard of an ICO, chances are someone was trying to sell you a “coin” that sounded like bitcoin but cheaper, faster, and better. Diving into the ICO phenomenon that is quickly gaining in popularity amongst blockchain startups, BTCManager had a conversation with the man who started it all. Brock Pierce is a venture capitalist and something of...

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Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Embraces WAVES Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Business, Interviews, News

Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Embraces WAVES Cryptocurrency

In an event legendary to the crypto world, a young bitcoin miner named Laszlo Hanyecz back in May of 2010 became the first person to buy real goods for bitcoin (BTC). Laszlo, who had pioneered GPU mining and accumulated a large cache of the cryptocurrency, paid 10,000 BTC for delivery of two pizzas from Papa Johns,  a sum worth just...

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

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, Interviews, News

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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Andre De Castro’s Views on the Block Size Debate: A “Bit” Nuts or Spot On?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Interviews, News

Andre De Castro’s Views on the Block Size Debate: A “Bit” Nuts or Spot On?

As CEO and founder of Blockchain of Things, Inc., Andre De Castro has a penchant for being a bit of a rebel rouser. As an active participant in the Bitcoin community and industry since 2010, he has worked as a software developer, investor, trader, advisor, and U.S. policy influencer. His early understanding of the vast, untapped potential of blockchain technology...

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A Chat With Qtum Team Leader, Patrick Dai

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Interviews, News

A Chat With Qtum Team Leader, Patrick Dai

Qtum is a new project which can be described as a hybrid of Bitcoin and Ethereum with a focus on mobile and business applications. Qtum puts the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) on top of the Bitcoin UTXO model and joins the two with something called an Account Abstraction Layer. This enables execution of smart contracts and decentralized applications, comparable to...

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Synereo Launches First ‘Attention Economy’ App Qrator

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Entertainment, Interviews, News

Synereo Launches First ‘Attention Economy’ App Qrator

Blockchain startup Synereo announced that is has launched its first app for the “attention economy” called Qrator. Qrator allows individuals to get rewarded for creating digital content and enables curators to be paid for spreading quality content online. Synereo is a Tel Aviv-based startup that was founded in 2014 by Dor Konforty with the aim to develop an entirely decentralized...

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