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Blockchain Day Emirates • December 15, 2018

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Sia Plays Hardball with a Hardfork

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, Mining, News

Sia Plays Hardball with a Hardfork

On October 1, 2018, Sia Tech, took the controversial step of resetting the Sia Proof-of-Work (PoW) function to brick the Bitmain and Innosilicon hardware which came online to mine the native cryptocurrency of Sia. This means gains for Obelisk miners and great divisions for the Sia community. Fighting with Forks This controversial decision came after significant challenges when approaching the…

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Network Effects and Blockchain: Two Parallels Merging to Form “Web 3.0”

Category: Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, News

Network Effects and Blockchain: Two Parallels Merging to Form “Web 3.0”

Blockchain technology is still in its early days, with developers are working on several different projects. To some extent, this is reminiscent of the early days of the internet when Wide Area Networks started gaining traction in several computer science research labs and laboratories across the United States. This was followed by the ARPANET, which is widely considered as a…

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Tezos Foundation Introduces KYC/AML Policy amid Community Backlash

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

Tezos Foundation Introduces KYC/AML Policy amid Community Backlash

Tezos Foundation announced the introduction of Know Your Customer/Anti-Money Laundering (KYC/AML) checks for its contributors, drawing a backlash from its followers on social media. The new policy “requires contributors to its fundraiser to complete this KYC/AML process to access their recommended allocations in its proposed genesis block.” Added identity verification will follow the account registration, and it will function as…

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Russian “Agro-Anarchists” Are Ditching the Rouble for a New Cryptocurrency

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

Russian “Agro-Anarchists” Are Ditching the Rouble for a New Cryptocurrency

In Kolionovo, a town 130 Kilometers away from Moscow, Russian farmers and small businesses are increasingly making payments with a local cryptocurrency, ditching fiat for digital money. Planting the Seed of Revolution Leading the way is banker turned farmer Mikhail Shlyapnikov, who introduced the small village to cryptographic form of payments after a bank ordeal led him to look for…

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A Cryptocurrency is In The Works for Anime, Manga, and Game Lovers

Category: Altcoins, Entertainment, News

A Cryptocurrency is In The Works for Anime, Manga, and Game Lovers

Naomitsu Kodaka, the CEO of Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. believes that cryptocurrencies have great uses as a cross-border digital cash service for smaller communities like hobbyists in the anime, manga, and game industry. Crypto Geared to the Gaming Community The goal is to target otaku (geeks) with an Otaku Coin, a coin that will help people within the community build…

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IE Platform DAO Adopted Easily By Businesses and Communities

Category: Press Releases

IE Platform DAO Adopted Easily By Businesses and Communities

A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) has paramount implications for the tech world and the human society in the global economy. Blockchain smart contracts administer clearly defined agreements without an overseeing force, unlike current formal or informal agreements where a boss, judicial system, etc. oversee the execution of contract terms. Through the use of an immutable blockchain and its smart contract,…

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The Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, a.k.a. Craig Wright, Stands Accused of Plagiarism

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

The Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, a.k.a. Craig Wright, Stands Accused of Plagiarism

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed ‘Satoshi Nakamoto,’ has recently been accused of plagiarism. Apparently, Wright has already tried to steal an identity, this time, he stands accused of taking someone else’s ideas and passing them off as his own. It all begins with a paper Wright released in July 2017. “The Fallacy of Selfish Mining: A Mathematical Critique” is a paper…

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A Guide to Airdrops Part 2: Bombs Away! (Gold or a Grenade?!)

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

A Guide to Airdrops Part 2: Bombs Away! (Gold or a Grenade?!)

Read Part 1 of BTCManager’s series on Airdrops here. Airdrops and coin forks have become the hottest new craze within the crypto community. Many airdrops and coin forks have recently taken place with even more lined up for the next few months. Many questions arise when airdrops are analyzed. What is their purpose? Are they a benefit or detriment in…

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“Cryptodad” Giancarlo Positive on Bitcoin, Champagne All Round

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

“Cryptodad” Giancarlo Positive on Bitcoin, Champagne All Round

A celebrity voice is emerging from the overall positive chorus following the Senate’s hearing on cryptocurrencies on February 6, 2018. Typical bitcoin heroes are developers, investors, and traders. Now from the ranks of the formal sector comes a surprisingly savvy and moderate voice, being lauded with much praise. Christopher Giancarlo is the respectable chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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Matchpool’s Vision of a Matchmaking Economy on Ethereum is One Step Closer with Alpha Release

Category: Altcoins, Entertainment, Ethereum, News

Matchpool’s Vision of a Matchmaking Economy on Ethereum is One Step Closer with Alpha Release

Matchpool, a blockchain platform which is reminiscent of a combination of Slack, Facebook and Online Dating, announced on July 17 the release of its alpha launch. Through an initial coin offering, Matchpool raised over $5 million in less than two days earlier in 2017. By allowing users to create shared interest groups, similar to the messaging platform Slack, and rewarding…

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