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Blockchain Expo 2018: Unlocking the Internet of Value • April 18-19, 2018

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The Importance of Governance: Analyzing the Aftermath of the Monero Hard Fork

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

The Importance of Governance: Analyzing the Aftermath of the Monero Hard Fork

In this Guest Post, Noah Pierau from Decred outlines his views on the aftermath of the Monero hard fork. Every now and then, the ASIC debate stirs up the blockchain community. The most recent stir was caused by the scheduled Monero hard fork. While the ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) debate is certainly interesting, the aftermath of the hard fork also…

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YBF Ventures Partners with the Decred Project to Build a Decentralized Internet Hub

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

YBF Ventures Partners with the Decred Project to Build a Decentralized Internet Hub

In an exclusive to BTCManager, YBF Ventures (formerly York Butter Factory) is partnering with Decred, an autonomous digital currency that will help YBF Ventures build out the world’s first dedicated decentralized Web 3.0 hub. The Melbourne-based decentralized Web 3.0 hub, also known as YBF Mesh, will select a number of startups that can develop the core infrastructure and protocols of…

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Sierra Leone Did Not Run the World’s First Blockchain Election

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Sierra Leone Did Not Run the World’s First Blockchain Election

On March 7, 2018, Swiss Lab and Foundation for Digital Democracy called Agora, reported that they would work with Sierra Leone to make it the first country in the world to run blockchain-powered elections. Unfortunately, this was false. Agora merely observed the voting and stored some of the results. How the Election Was Polled and Counted The National Election Commission…

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Why Security Has Become a Major Talking Point for Blockchains

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Why Security Has Become a Major Talking Point for Blockchains

2017 was the year in which cryptocurrencies took off on a global scale. People across the globe began investing in them, and the increasing demand led bitcoin to an all-time high of $19,666 in December 2017. However, even though digital currencies may appear on the surface to be enjoying their glory days, a lot of internal conflicts are currently bogging…

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Token Curated Register Messari Hopes to Normalize the ICO Space

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Token Curated Register Messari Hopes to Normalize the ICO Space

After a long time, it could finally be possible that the ICO industry is warming up to the idea of self-regulation. The highly volatile and ever-growing crypto funding industry has been under the strict vigilance of regulatory watchdogs the world over. A solution mooted by Ryan Selkis is the creation of Messari, a universal token that has the potential to…

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Ethereum Foundation Considers Get Out of Jail Free Cards For Lost Funds

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Ethereum Foundation Considers Get Out of Jail Free Cards For Lost Funds

  A proposal, called “EIP 867: Standardized Ethereum Recovery Proposals,” is making many members of the Ethereum community concerned. The idea behind the proposal is to create a framework that would clarify and normalize the process of recovering lost funds on the network. The problem is, doing this could destabilize Ethereum, negate immutability by making transactions possibly reversible, and even…

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Iran Government U-turns on Bitcoin, but Proposes National Cryptocurrency

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

Iran Government U-turns on Bitcoin, but Proposes National Cryptocurrency

In November 2017, reports indicated that the Iranian government was building infrastructure to embrace Bitcoin, which would aid in bypassing economic sanctions. However, the government has now debunked claims of giving bitcoin a legal status as reported on Iran Front Page, an independent news aggregation website. Iran’s Central Bank exploring crypto regulation To entirely deny claims of legalizing the pioneer…

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Russian Government Looking to Augment Legacy Voting Systems with Blockchain Technology

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Russian Government Looking to Augment Legacy Voting Systems with Blockchain Technology

While the Russian State is emerging as both hot and cold towards bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it is actively exploring the capabilities of Blockchain technology. If all goes according to plan, Moscow will soon start using the distributed ledger technology for its voting and other internal operations. Kremlin on the Blockchain? Moscow is determined to eliminate all forms of voting…

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South Korean Crypto Exchanges Earned $648 Million in 2017 that is Taxable

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Earned $648 Million in 2017 that is Taxable

While the global markets for cryptocurrencies exploded in 2017, South Korea was one of the countries that saw a massive spike in trading volume as crypto-mania took over. There were often high premiums being paid by traders on South Korean exchanges as the high levels of demand were placing demands on the liquidity of even the major cryptos. The surge…

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Liberland: The Self Proclaimed Free State Where Bitcoin is an Official National Currency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News, Tech

Liberland: The Self Proclaimed Free State Where Bitcoin is an Official National Currency

Liberland is a small country located on the Danube River between Serbia and Croatia. The micro nation’s official money is bitcoin and it also uses bitcoin cash and ether for its financial operations and donations. Live and Let Live This year will make it three years since the self-proclaimed Free State of Liberland, or in some cases “Gornja Siga,” was…

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