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The Vizag Fintech Festival 2018 is poised to be the nation’s largest Financial Technology event. The week-long event will take place from…

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Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Ban Cryptocurrency-Related Discussions on Its Platform

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Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Ban Cryptocurrency-Related Discussions on Its Platform

Following in the steps of WeChat and AliPay, favorite Chinese search engine, and social media platform, Baidu has started restricting digital currency and initial coin offering (ICO) related topics on its platform, according to a China Times report on August 26, 2018. Cryptos not Allowed According to sources close to the matter, Baidu has blocked all the cryptocurrency-focused channels on…

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Ethereum Wallet Metamask Fiasco Recap: Google Mistakenly Leaves Scam App on Store

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Ethereum Wallet Metamask Fiasco Recap: Google Mistakenly Leaves Scam App on Store

On July 25, 2018, the Google Chrome App Store, a platform that enables users of the most widely utilized web browser in the world to install native browser apps, removed Ethereum wallet MetaMask from its store. As a popular open-source and non-custodial Ethereum wallet integrated into significant browsers including Google Chrome, FireFox, and Brave, MetaMask has been the go-to wallet…

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Chairman Mao Impersonation at Chinese Blockchain Event Draws Criticism

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Chairman Mao Impersonation at Chinese Blockchain Event Draws Criticism

The 2018 Boao Asia Blockchain conference threw up an unlikely spot of controversy with a promotional stunt using an impersonator of ex-PM Mao Zedong that blew up into a significant social media storm. Blockchain Stunt Goes Viral Held in the village of Bo’ao in Southern China on May 28, 2018, the conference attracted the usual mix of enthusiasts, blockchain developers,…

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What Do Free Markets Advocates Think About Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Finance, News, Tech

What Do Free Markets Advocates Think About Bitcoin?

What libertarians, anarcho-capitalists, and proponents of the Austrian school of economics, all have in common is their love for free markets and disdain for state intervention. Many evangelists of these schools of thought have thus publicly praised decentralized digital currencies, such as bitcoin, as they provide individuals with personal financial sovereignty and allows them to store their wealth in an…

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South and North Korea Unification Recorded on Ethereum Blockchain

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South and North Korea Unification Recorded on Ethereum Blockchain

After a long time of unrest on the Korean peninsula, both Southern and Northern leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed a peace treaty at the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit at Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. Marking the unforgettable event, a South Korean developer decided to record the Panmunjom Declaration on the Ethereum blockchain. Blockchain Record Historic Event The separation of…

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Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

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Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

In the past month, several social media platforms took a harsh stand against cryptocurrencies and placed indefinite bans on cryptocurrency advertisements, effectively cutting any chance of relevant information reaching out to the world. However, the future of decentralized assets may lie in a similar decentralized platform; ZeroNet. Global Crackdown On Cryptocurrencies and ICOs In 2018, several countries and financial institutions…

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Can Blockchain Publishing Liberate Chinese Content Producers?

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Can Blockchain Publishing Liberate Chinese Content Producers?

Content producers in China face strict regulation and censorship. Blockchain-based content distribution systems may help online creators have more control over sharing their work, but may also bring about new government guidelines. Chinese Tradition of Online Censorship In China, internet access and online material are regulated by what is colloquially called the “Great Firewall.” For example, most Chinese citizens cannot…

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Twitter Bot Tracks Neo-Nazi Bitcoin Transactions

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Twitter Bot Tracks Neo-Nazi Bitcoin Transactions

A Twitter bot bearing the name Neonazi BTC Tracker tracks and monitors Bitcoin donations made to The Daily Stormer. Following the catastrophic conclusion to the “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, has been scrounging for new media platforms. Shortly after the violent fallout, GoDaddy, CloudFlare, Scaleway halted all services to the website. After…

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Mainstream Television Networks Refuse to Broadcast the First Russian Language Bitcoin Documentary

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Mainstream Television Networks Refuse to Broadcast the First Russian Language Bitcoin Documentary

Russian film maker Govorit I Pokazivaet and film producer Alexander Bezzubtsev have released the first Russian bitcoin documentary featuring every aspect of the digital currency, including the process of bitcoin mining, regulations, restrictions, the history of bitcoin and prominent figures in the bitcoin industry. The documentary offers an honest view of the nature of cryptocurrencies, its advantages and its potential…

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