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Air: A Secure Digital System for Enhanced Identity Management

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Air: A Secure Digital System for Enhanced Identity Management

Blockchain technology is progressively becoming the Holy Grail for disruption throughout many industries. From new financial applications up to new ways of managing and distributing charity funds, the technology underpinning Bitcoin is making its way into everyday life. Currently, there are a lot of projects in development; some are more concerned with the financial application and the creation the so…

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Synereo Launches First ‘Attention Economy’ App Qrator

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Synereo Launches First ‘Attention Economy’ App Qrator

Blockchain startup Synereo announced that is has launched its first app for the “attention economy” called Qrator. Qrator allows individuals to get rewarded for creating digital content and enables curators to be paid for spreading quality content online. Synereo is a Tel Aviv-based startup that was founded in 2014 by Dor Konforty with the aim to develop an entirely decentralized…

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Kim DotCom Aims to Bring Bitcoin to the Masses via BitCache and MegaUpload 2.0

Category: Bitcoin, Entertainment, News, Tech

Kim DotCom Aims to Bring Bitcoin to the Masses via BitCache and MegaUpload 2.0

Eccentric Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom gave his Twitter followers a first look at his new file-sharing platform that will allow users to charge a small amount of money for their uploaded for which they will receive bitcoin micropayments as payment when it is viewed. While New Zealand-based Kim Dotcom is still facing extradition to the U.S. for running the illegal…

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Decentralized Data Storage Platform Storj Migrates to Ethereum Network From Bitcoin

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News

Decentralized Data Storage Platform Storj Migrates to Ethereum Network From Bitcoin

Storj, the open-source distributed cloud storage platform, officially migrated from the bitcoin-based Counterparty protocol to the Ethereum network on March 23. Bitcoin browser Brave is also looking to the Ethereum blockchain to add value to its offering. Storj is a protocol which operates as a decentralized data storage platform wherein users can store information within a secure ecosystem. Previously, Storj…

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MegaUpload 2.0 and BitCache Potentially Delayed For 11 Months

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

MegaUpload 2.0 and BitCache Potentially Delayed For 11 Months

Tech entrepreneur and Internet activist Kim Dotcom delays Megaupload 2.0 as well as Bitcache, a supposed off-chain micropayment system utilizing the Bitcoin blockchain. Renowned Internet activist and tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has appeared multiple times in the public spotlight. He initially gained attention when his Internet creation Mega, an anonymous file-sharing service, was taken down by the United States government,…

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Can Lightning Enable Micropayments in Other Cryptocurrencies?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Can Lightning Enable Micropayments in Other Cryptocurrencies?

The Lightning Network, better known as Lightning, is a unique scalability solution eagerly anticipated by the Bitcoin community and industry. Toward the end of 2016, experts including Andreas Antonopoulos and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee introduced the concept of implementing Lightning in other cryptocurrencies apart from bitcoin. Lightning is essentially a smart contract project that was first submitted by Joseph Poon…

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Storj Drives Forward with Micropayment Channels

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Storj Drives Forward with Micropayment Channels

External third parties mostly dominate cloud storage space. Users can access their data on external hard drives via the internet, to name a few, iCloud, Google Drive, Drop Box are all examples of cloud storage providers. However, the inherent flaws of the trust-based model challenge these systems. Such deficiencies occur due to the fact that conventional clouds are open to…

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BitGive’s Philanthropic Collision with a Bit of Technology

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Tech

BitGive’s Philanthropic Collision with a Bit of Technology

Crypto-based philanthropist BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the U.S., announced on December 8 the launch of GiveTrack, a revolutionary blockchain-based donation platform. GiveTrack has been under development for the past year amid BitGive’s ongoing efforts to fundraising, partnership building, and new technology design efforts. The transparent platform is the first of its kind, delivering the ability to transfer,…

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Yours Tests Bitcoin Micropayment on Testnet

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Yours Tests Bitcoin Micropayment on Testnet

Yours, a bitcoin-based content sharing platform, has successfully tested its first funding transaction on the real Bitcoin testnet. In the upcoming weeks, the Yours development team plans to integrate its micropayments technology into Yours Core. When the announcement was made by Yours founder and lead developer Ryan X. Charles, a lot of members in the bitcoin community misinterpreted the statement,…

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Kim Dotcom Utilizing Bitcoin with ‘BitCache’ for Megaupload 2.0

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Kim Dotcom Utilizing Bitcoin with ‘BitCache’ for Megaupload 2.0

Kim Dotcom announced today that the re-launch of Megaupload, slated for 20th January 2017, will be accompanied by a feature known as ‘BitCache’. This feature will link Bitcoin micropayments to transfers on Megaupload, possibly rewarding user’s whose uploads are frequently downloaded with the cryptocurrency. While it is not totally clear how ‘BitCache’ will work but will be without a doubt…

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