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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Bits and Blocks of Ideas: Feature Interview With Anari Sengbe, founder of ProducTank

Category: Interviews, News

Bits and Blocks of Ideas: Feature Interview With Anari Sengbe, founder of ProducTank

At any given time during his workday, Anari Sengbe’s mind is brimming with ideas. A self-described blockchain and online gaming junkie, Sengbe’s digital insights and product prototypes have been sought out and employed by major companies like Mercedes Benz, HP, Emirates Airlines and DirectTV. He has also won numerous hackathons for prizes like this one for Mercedes. His current project…

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Bitcoin and DASH Serve Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Bitcoin and DASH Serve Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Danny Sessoms, host of an Austin-based cryptocurrency radio broadcast, announced on August 27 that he would be accepting cryptocurrency to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Sessoms has typically partnered with Unsung.org to deliver food to the homeless, but this time he charged his RV with relief stocks and drove to Port Aransas, Texas. He bought hygiene packs, dry towels and…

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8-Year-Old Computer Prodigy Programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ to Grasp the Blockchain

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

8-Year-Old Computer Prodigy Programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ to Grasp the Blockchain

A group of elementary students, including eight-year-old computer prodigy Seth Yee, at the Wooranna Park Primary School in Australia work on programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ under the guidance of former network engineer Kieran Nolan, which teaches them methods of developing software behind Bitcoin, including the blockchain. The family of Yee permanently relocated from Singapore to the Dandenong North suburb in Melbourne, Australia,…

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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) for Charity

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) for Charity

Speaking at an Ethereum London Meetup in June 2017, Christoph Jentzsch and Marvin Maistry discussed the potential that decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) hold when it comes to the charitable giving sector. DAOs refer to autonomous organizations that are run entirely on the blockchain and follow a set of rules and parameters implemented through smart contracts. Public faith in the efficiency…

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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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Social Blockchain Startup Alice Uses Ethereum to Help London’s Homeless

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

Social Blockchain Startup Alice Uses Ethereum to Help London’s Homeless

UK-based charity St Mungo’s has teamed up with social technology startup Alice in an effort to create better transparency with regard to donations made by the public by leveraging the Ethereum blockchain. According to the Public Trust and Confidence Report released by the British government in 2016, the public’s confidence in charities is at an all time low: “Concerns about…

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Local Japanese Government and Coincheck Exchange Join Forces To Accept Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Entertainment, Finance, News

Local Japanese Government and Coincheck Exchange Join Forces To Accept Bitcoin

In Japan, the past and future meet with the adoption of bitcoin as a payment method to accept international donations for the restoration and maintenance of the ancient Hirosaki Castle. Also referred to as the Takaoka Castle, this National Historic Site is a hirayama-style Japanese castle built in 1611 by the Tsugaru clan and reconstructed in 1810. It is constructed…

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A New Kind of Hunger Games, Contenders Motivated by Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Entertainment, News

A New Kind of Hunger Games, Contenders Motivated by Bitcoin

There is a new, rising trend in the outskirts of Bitcoin communities, and it has a more charitable spirit than what you might usually read about bitcoin. At Bitvest.io, a bitcoin gaming and investment site, there is a group of people who participated in a remarkable contest during the first week of February. The group is a mix of personalities…

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Blockchain Startup Tramonex Receives FCA Approval to Issue Cryptocurrency

Category: Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Blockchain Startup Tramonex Receives FCA Approval to Issue Cryptocurrency

The London-based FinTech startup Tramonex Labs, which focuses on international payments for SMEs has been granted a Small Electronic Money Institution License by the UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Tramonex’s approval marks the first time that a FinTech startup has obtained permission to issue a digital currency. Tramonex Labs has built a cash management solutions platform for…

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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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