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The SEC Slaps Scam ICO Organizer with $30,000 Penalty

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, ICO News, News, Regulation

The SEC Slaps Scam ICO Organizer with $30,000 Penalty

According to a statement released by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 14, 2018, David T. Laurance, the organizer of a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that issued Tomahawkcoins to California residents, has been penalized by the regulatory watchdog. Tomahawk Scam ICO Crushed Per the SEC order, Laurance sold Tomahawkcoins claiming to raise funds for oil…

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Incentives: Tokens, Privileges, Rewards, and Penalties in Cryptoeconomics

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Mining

Incentives: Tokens, Privileges, Rewards, and Penalties in Cryptoeconomics

Cryptoeconomics refers to the use of cryptography in order to create economic systems. This fairly new branch of economics came into existence following Satoshi Nakamoto’s creation of Bitcoin in 2009. Following the creation of a large number of altcoins, cryptoeconomics is now the backbone of an industry that possesses significant value. Cryptoeconomics utilizes cryptography to prove or ascertain the properties…

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Washington D.C and Members of Congress Are Becoming more Accepting of the Cryptocurrency Industry

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Washington D.C and Members of Congress Are Becoming more Accepting of the Cryptocurrency Industry

Cryptocurrency tokens like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum are currently gaining greater acceptance in Washington D.C. as Bob Goodlatte, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, currently holds between $17,000 and $80,000 in cryptocurrencies. Goodlatte Owns Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum According to Goodlatte’s annual financial disclosure, submitted on May 10, 2018, Goodlatte declared that he owned Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash,…

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There’s More to Cryptoassets than just Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, Finance, Platform

There’s More to Cryptoassets than just Cryptocurrency

Since the creation and release of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto nearly a decade ago, quite many blockchain developers have been inspired by the success of the pioneer cryptoasset and have gone ahead to create several cryptoassets that fall under categories such as utility cryptoassets, security cryptoassets, and others we shall shed more light on shortly. The Cryptoassets Explosion Did you…

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Gibraltar Leading the Field in Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Entertainment, News

Gibraltar Leading the Field in Cryptocurrencies

Gibraltar will become the first football team to compensate their players in cryptocurrency. Next season, the tiny nation between Morocco and Spain will begin paying salaries for their semi-pro team in Quantocoin. Quantocoin Takes the Field Quantocoin, according to its white paper, bills itself as an asset with “immediate liquidity” as well as offering its services to unbanked customers. The…

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Inside Augur’s Assassination Prediction Market

Category: Ethereum, News

Inside Augur’s Assassination Prediction Market

Following months of background work and speculation, a decentralized prediction protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain has gone live. True to stereotypical internet culture, it is already hosting some extremely controversial content. Augur, the Ethereum-based prediction protocol which launched recently, permits users to create and bet on prediction markets for any real-world events with no censorship or centralized oversight whatsoever….

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Cryptocurrency Payments Provider Wirex Adds Ripple to Wallet and Card Services

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, wallet

Cryptocurrency Payments Provider Wirex Adds Ripple to Wallet and Card Services

Cryptocurrency wallet and card provider, Wirex, added a Ripple (XRP) wallet to their portfolio on July 23, 2018, making the London-based company among the few to offer XRP tokens for accessible public use. Wirex Adds XRP Supported Cryptocurrencies Wirex has an estimated 1.7 million clients in over 130 countries and offers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum, along with…

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Ripple Q2 2018 Markets Report Shows Strong Performance alongside Weakened XRP

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Ripple Q2 2018 Markets Report Shows Strong Performance alongside Weakened XRP

Blockchain-based payments startup, Ripple, released its Q2 2018 report on July 24, 2018, detailing several insights into the company’s performance. The report shows, among other things, that the company sold $75.53 million in XRP tokens in the midst of low volatility in that period. Implications for Ripple Ripple has long inhabited a single part of the cryptosphere and has been…

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Financing with the Stars: Celebrities and Cryptocurrencies

Category: Entertainment, News

Financing with the Stars: Celebrities and Cryptocurrencies

A year after the initial cryptocurrency gold rush, we are now seeing a new mutation of the phenomenon: celebrities promoting crypto. From Dennis Rodman wearing a Potcoin t-shirt on CNN, to Steve Bannon’s mention of creating a “deplorable coin,” it remains to be seen if fame can equate to fortune in the era of digital currencies. There is no doubt…

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Research: Cryptojacking Incidents on a Steady Decline

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Mining, News

Research: Cryptojacking Incidents on a Steady Decline

While crypto enthusiasts pray for the bulls to reign at all times, sometimes a bearish trend comes with cool advantages. Per recent research findings, cryptojacking has become less lucrative for ‘cryptojackers’ due to the current market slump, leading to a sharp decline in occurrences of the illegal act. Meager Rewards According to a research report by Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity firm…

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