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Category: Interviews

Blocks of Healthcare Foresight: Feature Interview with Blockchain Researcher Brennan Bennett

Category: Interviews, News, Tech

Blocks of Healthcare Foresight: Feature Interview with Blockchain Researcher Brennan Bennett

To say that the U.S. healthcare system is ailing in an understatement. Before our very eyes, Obamacare is imploding, with brazen promises on the part of the Trump administration to fix or discard it. In the meantime costs continue to soar, quality of care remains questionable, and barriers to access are mounting. Here at BTCManager, we turned to consultant and...

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BITCRIME: "We Aspire Innovation-friendly Regulation"

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News, Regulation

BITCRIME:

The German-Austrian research project BITCRIME recommends governments to regulate Bitcoin based on transaction blacklists. The coordinator of the German subproject, legal scholar Dr. Paulina Pesch, explains why. (translated from German) Dear Ms. Pesch, in the recently published policy recommendation you write that it is not clear to which extent bitcoin are used for criminal purposes. Shouldn’t we expect you to...

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The Custom Token Platform That’s Making WAVES

Category: Altcoins, Interviews, News

The Custom Token Platform That’s Making WAVES

Over the past 18 months, a Moscow-based blockchain startup has been steadily building a tidal wave of momentum. Known as WAVES Platform, it is a decentralized online portal where users can issue, transfer, swap, and trade custom blockchain tokens on an integrated peer-to-peer exchange. Its main value proposition is the facilitation of fundraising, crowdfunding, and financial instruments on the blockchain....

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“Nobody has Synced an Electrum Server from Genesis for Over a Year.”

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News, Tech

“Nobody has Synced an Electrum Server from Genesis for Over a Year.”

Electrum is one of the oldest and remains a favorite light client for Bitcoin. It works with a network of servers that feed the clients with block data. But with the growth of the Blockchain, starting a new server has become nearly impossible, so that the creation of new servers has ultimately come to a halt; until Neil Booth’s ElectrumX...

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Bitcoin Gone Physical: The Satoshium Alternative

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, Interviews, News

Bitcoin Gone Physical: The Satoshium Alternative

It’s early 2017. Thomas Hartman and Alex Kravets find themselves entrenched in a bold endeavor based on the following belief; Bitcoin, to become mainstream as a global transaction and savings medium, must be physical. Taking precious metal coins as their starting point, these two ambitious entrepreneurs are in the throes of curating a physical bitcoin that they hope will appeal...

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Rising Star In The Bitcoin World: Interview With Elizabeth McCauley of Coinsecure

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News

Rising Star In The Bitcoin World: Interview With Elizabeth McCauley of Coinsecure

Those who know Elizabeth (Ploshay) McCauley might say that she is on a career trajectory akin to the explosive rise of Bitcoin. As the Head of Global Business Development at Coinsecure she is involved in a high-stakes movement to fuel bitcoin access in India, one of the world’s fastest growing countries. She is also a Board Member of the Bitcoin...

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Acatis Founder Hendrik Leber: “Many Colleagues use Gold as a Hedge Against Uncertainty. I Think Bitcoin Can do the Same.”

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, Interviews, News

Acatis Founder Hendrik Leber: “Many Colleagues use Gold as a Hedge Against Uncertainty. I Think Bitcoin Can do the Same.”

Hendrik Leber is the founder of Acatis, an investment fund company for wealth managers and banks. Acatis manages around €3.5 billion for its clients and is the first traditional investor globally to have integrated bitcoin into its portfolio. In an exclusive interview with BTCManager, Leber explains how he came to Bitcoin and what is the role of the cryptocurrency in...

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Creating a Better Bitcoin: Paul Glass’ Bold Bet

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Interviews, News

Creating a Better Bitcoin: Paul Glass’ Bold Bet

As the founder of the recently launched eCoin Project, Paul Glass has his eyes set on fixing the flaws he sees with crypto. And if successful, his efforts could catalyze a new normal for the utility of digital currency. Thus far his journey has been an interesting one. Having stumbled upon Bitcoin in 2011, while at William & Mary Law...

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Rootstock Announces Turmeric Testnet Release; Interview with Chief Scientist, Sergio Lerner

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Interviews, News

Rootstock Announces Turmeric Testnet Release; Interview with Chief Scientist, Sergio Lerner

In what has been a highly anticipated view into the progress of Rootstock’s (RSK) technology, the official testnet called Turmeric was released earlier this month at the Labitconf in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the RSK team is headquartered. RSK’s Turmeric testnet will allow turning-complete smart contracts to be run on a virtual machine that bridges the Bitcoin Network. Miners will...

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Beyond Obamacare: Blockchain and the Future of Healthcare

Category: Business, Interviews, News, Tech

Beyond Obamacare: Blockchain and the Future of Healthcare

There has been much talk about the financial, quality of care and patient access issues impacting the U.S. healthcare system. Since 2010, many Americans have experienced high premium and deductible costs, fewer provider choices and other challenges associated with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. This legislation has exposed massive, systematic inefficiencies in the healthcare delivery model, largely driven...

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