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Journalism 2.0 in the Blockchain Era

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Journalism 2.0 in the Blockchain Era

The journalism industry finds itself in the middle of a muddy crisis. The past decade has been the toughest the industry has ever seen. Industry standards of reporting are falling, revenues are dwindling, print media is collapsing and the news that we see, read or come across with is mainly being influenced by politicians, sometimes very far away from the…

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Users Beware: Dash Ransomware “GandCrab” of Russian Origin Infecting PDF Files

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Users Beware: Dash Ransomware “GandCrab” of Russian Origin Infecting PDF Files

There’s a new ransomware on the loose, targeting unsuspecting victims’ computers by way of malicious downloadable PDF files. Before delving any deeper, BTCManager reminds all readers to exercise the utmost precaution while downloading PDF files from unknown senders. What is GandCrab? The looming threat came into the limelight after LMNTRIX, an Australian cybersecurity firm, published a report earlier in February…

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Coinhoarders Steal $50 Million in Cryptocurrency Using Google Ads

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Coinhoarders Steal $50 Million in Cryptocurrency Using Google Ads

Another hack in the cryptocurrency world. What else is new? Well, this time security companies are getting involved to expose the hackers (successfully), and the hackers chose to use Google Ads to hack their victims. The total damage was approximately $50 million over the course of three years using a very basic phishing technique. Cryptocurrency, A Regular Target Cryptocurrencies are…

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Analyzing a Scam Coin: Skycoin (Is it a Scam or Not?!)

Category: Altcoins, Business, News, Tech

Analyzing a Scam Coin: Skycoin (Is it a Scam or Not?!)

Scams are unfortunately commonplace in the cryptocurrency world and can be attributed to the lack of regulation that has plagued the sector for the last nine years. This article will serve as a how-to approach for analyzing a coin while also implementing this approach on a specific coin, Skycoin. Skycoin is one of many currencies with little purpose with definite…

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Astronomer Claims Bitcoin Mining Is Preventing Mankind from Reaching Extra Terrestrial Life

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Mining, News, Tech

Astronomer Claims Bitcoin Mining Is Preventing Mankind from Reaching Extra Terrestrial Life

An astronomer at one of the leading Universities in the world has claimed that finding aliens on other planets has become almost an impossible task to achieve these days because of the global bitcoin fever. Bitcoin Mining Taking Over In an interview with the BBC, Dr. Dan Werthimer, chief scientist at Berkeley University’s Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Research Center,…

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Blockchain Developers Demand Soaring in 2018

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Blockchain Developers Demand Soaring in 2018

Blockchain developers are the hottest employment opportunity in 2018. Currently, the cryptocurrency community is proliferating but the production of new blockchain developers is severely lagging behind the rest of the growth. A slim talent pool and massive demand means sky high salaries for developers looking to make the jump into the new field.  What is the Blockchain? The blockchain is…

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New Opportunity? The Problem of Inheritance and Asset Transfer with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

New Opportunity? The Problem of Inheritance and Asset Transfer with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Say what you will about the mainstream centralized investment assets classes, the process of inheritance and asset transfer for them is a lot easier than the emerging cryptocurrency asset class. This fact is entirely not lost on Michael Moody, a retired Software Engineer, whose son Matthew Moody died in a plane crash five years ago. According to Moody, his son,…

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Schnorr Signatures Make Bitcoin more Efficient

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Schnorr Signatures Make Bitcoin more Efficient

  It is finally possible that the cryptocurrency industry may have finally found a solution to the scalability problem existing on the blockchain. A research study has revealed how the implementation of Schnorr signatures can help in scaling the blockchain network. Blockchain Brief Blockchain technology is at the core of the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Whenever a user transfers bitcoin…

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Bytecoin: The Cryptocurrency Scam that Resembles a Black Hole

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News, Tech

Bytecoin: The Cryptocurrency Scam that Resembles a Black Hole

Bytecoin (BCN) was the first CryptoNote cryptocurrency, based on an entirely different codebase than Bitcoin’s. Almost pulling the wool over the eyes of the entire cryptocurrency community, the scam was revealed some years ago and resulted in only a handful of CryptoNote cryptocurrencies retaining the trust of users. It is the cryptocurrency market’s equivalent of a black hole; no one…

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A Digital Vault for Bitcoin Emerges in Ontario, Canada

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

A Digital Vault for Bitcoin Emerges in Ontario, Canada

VersaBank, an original fully-digitized Canadian bank, is offering a new-era deposit facility for consumers’ digital assets. Billing itself as “Canada’s fintech engine,” VersaBank terms the offering a “blockchain-based digital safety deposit box” for bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Blockchain Is Secure, but VersaBank Is Airtight A former lead at BlackBerry cybersecurity, Gurpreet Sahota, has been appointed as Chief Architect on…

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