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European Parliament Member Optimistic about a Blockchain-Powered Political System

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Platform, Tech

European Parliament Member Optimistic about a Blockchain-Powered Political System

Eva Kaili, the Greek member of the European Parliament, spoke optimistically about the future of cryptocurrency past standard applications and focused on the potential within politics on November 22nd, 2018. The interview was conducted at Decentralized 2018, a blockchain conference held in Europe and organized by the University of Nicosia. The Chair of Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) spoke to EAK…

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Democrats Victories in California, Colorado Gubernatorial Elections Good for Bitcoin

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Democrats Victories in California, Colorado Gubernatorial Elections Good for Bitcoin

At a time when the bears have the upper hand in the cryptocurrency markets, the recent victories for blockchain and crypto loving political candidates in the recently concluded 2018 midterm elections within California and Colorado could be the much-needed catalyst for another bullish rally soon, reported ETF Trends, on November 7, 2018. Bitcoin Moon Again? Per sources close to the matter,…

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Marshalls Island President Heine’s Cryptocurrency Plan Faces No-Confidence Vote

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Marshalls Island President Heine’s Cryptocurrency Plan Faces No-Confidence Vote

Marshalls Island President Hilda Heine’s controversial plan to introduce a sovereign cryptocurrency faced a lot of opposition in local Parliament and from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to The Guardian’s article published on November 5, 2018, President Hein’s cryptocurrency plan was met with sharp criticism from eight senators, which led her to her first vote of no-confidence. Crypto Supporters…

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The Intersection of Crypto and Political Funding

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance

The Intersection of Crypto and Political Funding

A new report has revealed the perception the American public has towards digital currencies, especially in the context of politics and political party funding. The report was prepared by Clovr and is called “Crypto and Politics: Voters Perceptions of Cryptocurrency and Politics.” To prepare the report, Clovr researchers queried 1,023 people using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. The respondents were required to…

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A Legal Framework for Blockchain – Made in Germany – with the Help of Startups like Lition

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A Legal Framework for Blockchain – Made in Germany – with the Help of Startups like Lition

Blockchain is primed to disrupt the future of business as we know it, and German lawmakers are all for it. The CDU/CSU and SPD coalitions (major German political parties, for the uninitiated) aim to lead the European blockchain charge in developing a comprehensive blockchain strategy that fosters innovation and nurtures fledgling businesses in this new space. To fully unleash blockchain’s…

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Catalan Independence Leaders Turn to Bitcoin for Donations

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Catalan Independence Leaders Turn to Bitcoin for Donations

Catalonia, a pseudo-autonomous community and region located in the Northeastern corner of the Iberian Peninsular, has been desperately fighting for independence from Spain, especially since the 2017 referendum. According to an article published by El Confidencial, on October 18, 2018, Catalan politician and former president Carles Puigdemont, has requested for cryptocurrency donations from the general public to aid any Catalan…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Three Round-Up

Category: Bitcoin, Development, News, Tech

The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Three Round-Up

The last day in Prague served as a final reminder of the wider reach of decentralization. If the first two days explained the more technical aspects of how best to achieve a multi-node organizational strategy, the October 7, 2018, presentations explained the philosophy on top of them. Different systems of trust have defined, razed, and rebuilt societies since time immemorial;…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Two Round-Up

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Two Round-Up

Day two of The Hackers Congress continued to shed light on the liberty fighting technologies emerging from decentralization. Naturally, observers recognize Bitcoin as the king of both freedom and innovation, but there are many other means (and reasons) for dismantling centralized structures. From the presentations, spectators gained a better insight into how a headless organization with nodes scattered across a…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

The fifth rendition of The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis (HCPP18) opened on October 5, 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic. The three-day event welcomed a fusion of developers, artists, politicians, and activists into one cryptic-centric location to discuss the year’s theme: New Order. Two Sides of a New Order The opening press conference held on the first floor of the Institute…

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The Federationist, Communalist, and Post-Capitalist Ideologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Tech

The Federationist, Communalist, and Post-Capitalist Ideologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

While blockchain technology is a technological invention rooted in complex scientific and mathematical foundations, the innovation is also the embodiment of particular ideologies. These ideologies are as varied as the users of the technology. Brett Scott, the author of the acclaimed book, “Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money,” shared his thoughts on the various ideologies that…

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