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Kik CEO Believes Blockchain Is Not for Everyone

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

Kik CEO Believes Blockchain Is Not for Everyone

Kik’s CEO Ted Livingston does not believe that blockchain technology is for everyone. More to the point, the CEO appears pessimistic about the innovation underpinning bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies because he does not see the immense value it brings for many industries. Blockchain is only for Cryptocurrencies “Almost nobody should be looking at blockchain,” said Livingston. “Unless you’re trying to…

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Google and Facebook under Fire for “Unethical” Cryptocurrency Ban

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Google and Facebook under Fire for “Unethical” Cryptocurrency Ban

While Google’s famous motto says “Don’t be evil,” industry experts believe that the company’s self-policed decision to ban cryptocurrency adverts on its platforms is “ill-thought-out and potentially even unethical.” Google’s Mixed Signals The policy came into effect in June 2018, after Google announced the ban in March 2018. Additionally, social media giant Facebook and micro-blogging platform Twitter announced similar bans,…

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Bing Bins Cryptocurrency Advertising on Its Platform

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Bing Bins Cryptocurrency Advertising on Its Platform

While some companies are investing, adopting, and utilizing cryptocurrencies or its related products, “FANG” stock companies are persistently avoiding the digital asset in all forms. The latest to do so is Microsoft Bing, which joins Google and Facebook in their decision to ban cryptocurrency-related advertisements on their platforms. Move to Avoid Lawsuits Announced via an official blog post on May…

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User Discovers Hidden Bytecoin Mining Code in Ubuntu App

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Mining, News, Tech

User Discovers Hidden Bytecoin Mining Code in Ubuntu App

A Github user by the title of “tarwirdur” reported an app (now removed), hosted on the Ubuntu Snap Store that contained hidden cryptocurrency code for mining Bytecoin tokens. The app on which the malicious code was found was the 2048buntu app which is a replica of the 2024 game also hosted on the Ubuntu Snap Store. Fortunately, the Ubuntu team…

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Virgin Air Founder Publicly Denounces Bitcoin “Get Rich Quick” Schemes

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Virgin Air Founder Publicly Denounces Bitcoin “Get Rich Quick” Schemes

Virgin Air founder Sir Richard Branson warned about investing in dubious bitcoin trading schemes in a blog post on May 3, 2018. He advised people to not believe or invest their hard earned money in a cryptocurrency trading scheme that sounds too good to be true. There have also been several instances in the past where misleading advertisements posted online…

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Google Banned Cryptocurrency Mining Browser Extension from the Chrome Store

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Google Banned Cryptocurrency Mining Browser Extension from the Chrome Store

According to Google’s Chromium Blog, Google has decided to ban all crypto mining extensions from its chrome store on April 2, 2018. Protecting Users: Google to Block Mining Extensions While the Chrome Web Store previously permitted cryptocurrency mining on the condition that the user is “adequately informed” and “it is the extension’s single purpose,” Google soon discovered that most extensions…

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Abra CEO: “Bitcoin Price to Skyrocket Soon”

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Abra CEO: “Bitcoin Price to Skyrocket Soon”

The founder of cryptocurrency payments start-up Abra feels that there’s a lot of exaggeration involved in the reports of bitcoin’s imminent death. Bill Barhydt indeed predicts better days ahead for the widely popular digital currency, and it’s not just blind optimism that backs him. Institutional Investors Have yet to Take Over the Market Speaking at an interview, Barhydt explained that…

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Google is Releasing a Blockchain-related Product for its Cloud Platform

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Google is Releasing a Blockchain-related Product for its Cloud Platform

Alphabet’s subsidiary Google is working on a blockchain-related product to support its cloud platform. While it’s unclear when it will be released, the blockchain-related product will help differentiate the Silicon Valley giant from its cloud service rivals.  Google plans to provide a white-label version for other companies as well. According to Bloomberg Technology, Google is releasing a blockchain-related product in…

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FBI to Google: Stop Displaying Cryptocurrency-related Advertisements

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FBI to Google: Stop Displaying Cryptocurrency-related Advertisements

On January 30, social media giant, Facebook updated its ads policy, prohibiting adverts that promote cryptocurrency and ICOs. While many believed that Facebook’s decision is an unforced decision made to eradicate scam ICO schemes, the latest report has emerged, revealing that the FBI actually pressured Facebook to ban crypto-related adverts. Now, the federal authority is trying to force Google to…

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Google’s Ethereum-Based Digital Book Uses Cryptography to Prove Ownership

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Google’s Ethereum-Based Digital Book Uses Cryptography to Prove Ownership

Google employee Tea Uglow-authored digital book A Universe Explodes developed by product design company Impossible Labs and Editions At Play was released on April 4, to demonstrate the concept of digital ownership. The book is unique and different to most digital books in many ways. Started as an Ethereum blockchain-based experiment, the original copy of the digital book can only…

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