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2018 Will Make or Break Bitcoin, Says Roger McNamee

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, Finance, News

2018 Will Make or Break Bitcoin, Says Roger McNamee

According to well-respected tech investor, Roger McNamee, 2018 is likely to be a decisive year for Bitcoin. Similarities to the Internet Boom?  As the value of the world’s first digital currency has waffled since November 2017, from an all-time high near $20,000 to the current price of $15,920 at the time of writing, many investors have had second thoughts regarding…

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Convicted Silk Road Administrator Ross Ulbricht Knocks On Supreme Court’s Door

Category: Commentary, News, Regulation

Convicted Silk Road Administrator Ross Ulbricht Knocks On Supreme Court’s Door

Ross Ulbricht, the convicted admin of the now-defunct darknet marketplace Silk Road, has approached the US Supreme Court seeking legal respite. Challenging Ulbricht’s Conviction Ulbricht was one of the principal figures behind the infamous bazaar, best known as one of the largest-ever online marketplaces for illegal drugs. He was nabbed in 2013 due to suspect online activities and was convicted…

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Mysterium is Decentralizing VPN Services to Promote Privacy and Open Access

Category: Ethereum, News, Tech

Mysterium is Decentralizing VPN Services to Promote Privacy and Open Access

After raising more than $14 million in an ICO during May 2017, Mysterium will build a fully decentralized, peer-to-peer-based and serverless Virtual Private Network (VPN). By providing users with greater privacy and financial incentives to operate nodes, Mysterium will lift restrictions on the usage of the internet as stated by their mission: “Our mission is to create a distributed, trustless,…

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Users Unknowingly Donate CPUs for The Pirate Bay’s Trial of Monero Mining

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Users Unknowingly Donate CPUs for The Pirate Bay’s Trial of Monero Mining

Most internet sites generate revenue through advertising. But when you run a pirate website and provide access to films and a whole host of other copyrighted media to the masses, advertising is not a suitable source of revenue. The Pirate Bay has tested an ingenious solution to help keep the website afloat; ‘borrowing’ user’s CPU to mine cryptocurrency, specifically monero,…

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Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants’ Cookies Threaten User Anonymity

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants’ Cookies Threaten User Anonymity

Researchers at Princeton University have published a paper that highlights the privacy issues of making cryptocurrency payments at online merchants that use browser cookies to collect user data. The paper’s findings suggest that bitcoin users lose much of the digital currency’s anonymity when shopping online. Transactions can be linked to user identities through the very commonplace use of third-party trackers….

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World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, News

World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

The World Economic Forum published a paper about how better governance structures can realize the huge potential of the Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The article, written by Don and Alex Tapscott, gives a thrilling overview of the governance of blockchains and the Internet and outlines how it can be improved. The World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the most powerful lobby…

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Fidelity’s Embrace of Bitcoin Fuels Crypto-Altruism

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Fidelity’s Embrace of Bitcoin Fuels Crypto-Altruism

To the glee of many crypto enthusiasts in attendance, Abigail Johnson, chief executive at Fidelity a company which manages $1.9 trillion in mutual fund assets admitted at the May Consensus Blockchain conference in New York that she’s “a huge fan of Bitcoin.” As a part of a broader presentation, Johnson went on to tell the audience that she, “loves this…

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TUI Tourism Group Will Adopt Ethereum Blockchain Technology

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News

TUI Tourism Group Will Adopt Ethereum Blockchain Technology

TUI Group, a German multinational travel agency, and the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world, is adopting blockchain technology into its booking, reservation, and payment systems. In the past, TUI lost ground to competitors by not adapting quickly enough to the internet. Because of this, lucrative business was forfeited to companies like Expedia, Trivago, and Booking.com. In…

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Decentralized Internet Startup Blockstack Announces Developer Edition of Browser

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Decentralized Internet Startup Blockstack Announces Developer Edition of Browser

Giving the morning keynote speech on May 23 at the Consensus 2017 Conference in New York, Muneeb Ali and Ryan Shea, co-founders of the blockchain startup Blockstack, announced the readiness of the developer edition of their Blockstack browser. New York-headquartered Blockstack is a bitcoin blockchain-based browser that seeks to create a new decentralized Internet. As things stand, information and data…

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Asia’s Most Valuable Company Introduces Blockchain Platform For Enterprise

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Asia’s Most Valuable Company Introduces Blockchain Platform For Enterprise

Asia’s most valuable company, Tencent, which is valued at 2.31 trillion Yuan, or approximately $335 billion, a market capitalization larger than that of Alibaba, has announced the development of its blockchain platform called TrustSQL. Tencent is better known to the west as the owner of Riot Games, the development company behind popular online game League of Legends, which is played…

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