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2020 Presidential Candidate and Coin Center Director Testify Two Sides of the (Bit)coin

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

2020 Presidential Candidate and Coin Center Director Testify Two Sides of the (Bit)coin

On October 11, 2018, two prominent figures spoke in front of the Senate Banking Committee to talk about cryptocurrency and how the future of both society and the digital currency will be intertwined. Two Sides of the Same Digital Coin – Crypto Rears its Head Spearheading the offense was potential 2020 democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren, who, as Forbes called it,…

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Crypto and Blockchain Could Be the Internet’s Fifth Protocol

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Development

Crypto and Blockchain Could Be the Internet’s Fifth Protocol

While the internet only started out as a military research project in the 1960s, it has since become the single largest computer network in the world, disseminating information, news, and entertainment at an unprecedented scale. Although skeptics called the internet a fad a mere 20 years ago, several governments, banks, and businesses would be crippled without it today. Dissecting the…

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Content Delivery Network Provider CloudFlare Debuts IPFS Gateway

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, Development, News, Platform

Content Delivery Network Provider CloudFlare Debuts IPFS Gateway

Content delivery network service provider Cloudflare announced September 17, 2018, their new Interplanetary File System (IPFS) gateway in a blog post. The gateway is the first product part of their Distributed Web Gateway project, which is their initiative to support the emerging distributed web. Traditional vs. IPFS IPFS was a project first designed by Juan Benet but is now an…

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Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Announces Support for .xyz Domain

Category: Altcoins, Development, Ethereum, News

Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Announces Support for .xyz Domain

Respite came knocking for ENS users amidst the current crypto market downtrend, as the Ethereum Name Service announced on September 5, 2018, that users will now be able to claim their own .xyz domain name on the ENS platform. According to a Medium post, the feature was successfully tested on Ropsten network, before getting a go-ahead for the ENS main…

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Vitalik Buterin’s Seven Deadly Crypto Sins: Account Security

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crime, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin’s Seven Deadly Crypto Sins: Account Security

In the following series, BTCManager will be walking through, in detail, seven questions posed by the co-creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin. These seven questions are some of the most relevant features of this booming ecosystem. From security, as in this week’s installment, to governance and everything in between. The series was inspired by a discussion between Buterin and a WeChat…

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Curing Ad Blindness with Blockchain: Marketing 3.0

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Platform

Curing Ad Blindness with Blockchain: Marketing 3.0

Advertisers are looking to blockchain technology to subvert the marketing phenomena called “ad blindness.” Ad blindness is a sort of natural defense against the constant bombardment of ads people are subjected to on a daily basis. Essentially, potential consumers disregard most of the advertisements with which they are deluged. This adaptation, along with ad blocking software, is enough to cost…

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Twitter and Reddit Users Set to Cash in on Posts through Brave Browser

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Twitter and Reddit Users Set to Cash in on Posts through Brave Browser

Brave browser is set to launch an ambitious new function that allows Twitter and Reddit users to tip other posters on those platforms through the browser instantly. A CNET story on August 8, 2018, reveals that the ad-blocking browser is trying to completely upend the established order of internet publishing revenue generation by extending the instant micropayments feature currently offered…

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Handshake: A Sensible Root Authority Service

Category: Blockchain, News

Handshake: A Sensible Root Authority Service

Handshake (HNS) is giving away $100 million in crypto to help with the global launch of the replacement system of root authority servers for the internet architecture. Are Current Root Certificate Authorities Secure? Nope. Traditionally, if a group or company wants to launch a website, one of the major domain name service providers have to be used. Sites like Godaddy,…

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Blockchain-Based Brave Browser Reaches 3 Million Downloads as BAT Token Proves Utility

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

Blockchain-Based Brave Browser Reaches 3 Million Downloads as BAT Token Proves Utility

On July 12, 2018, blockchain-based internet browser Brave announced over 3.1 million monthly active users on its platform as of July 2018. The product is primed to reach the five million mark “before the end of 2018,” and represents one of the largest-used blockchain products. Users Warm up to Brave As stated on its official blog, Brave’s Android application reached…

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Can Squirrel Become the Next Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Internet Protocol?

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Can Squirrel Become the Next Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Internet Protocol?

In 2002, Rice University’s Sitaram Iyer and Peter Druschel, along with Microsoft Research’s Antony Rowstron presented a paper called Squirrel; a decentralized, peer-to-peer web cache alternative. A P2P Internet With Squirrel, instead of the existing web cache system used today, web browsers on desktop machines could share their local caches to form a more efficient and scalable web cache. The…

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