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Reddit User Exposes his Crypto Astroturfing Operation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Platform

Reddit User Exposes his Crypto Astroturfing Operation

The shadowy world of spam marketing and sock puppeting on behalf of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects has hit the headlines for its impact on Twitter users. The ubiquitous “crypto giveaway” scam has targeted everyone from Roger Ver to Pope Francis. Less known is how this complex shilling operation functions on sites like Reddit and Bitcointalk, which are even more critical…

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Hackers Attack Compromises Ethereum Block Explorer Site Etherscan.io

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Ethereum, News, Tech

Hackers Attack Compromises Ethereum Block Explorer Site Etherscan.io

On July 23, 2018, the most popular Ethereum block explorer site Etherescan.io was hit malicious attack. According to Motherboard, the hackers were able to use the website’s comments section to introduce malicious code. However, the attack revealed to be more like a prank than a real attack. Even so, while it was apparently harmless, it exposed a vulnerability that could…

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Reddit Clone “ThunderMessage” Uses Bitcoin and Lightning Network for Upvoting and Downvoting

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Development, News, Platform

Reddit Clone “ThunderMessage” Uses Bitcoin and Lightning Network for Upvoting and Downvoting

A new decentralized take on the popular internet message board Reddit allows users to upvote and downvote comments exclusively by sending small amounts of bitcoin instead of clicking on little green and red arrows. This effectively allows its users to buy popularity and on paper at least if not in practice, it incentivizes good posting behavior. Meet the New King,…

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ProtonMail to Lance an ICO to the Chagrin of the Crypto Community

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Business, Ethereum, ICO News, News

ProtonMail to Lance an ICO to the Chagrin of the Crypto Community

ProtonMail, a premier end-to-end encrypted email service provider, might well be on its way to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). On July 24, 2018, the firm posted requirement for a “Blockchain developer” on the career portion of their official website, fueling speculations that the company has decided to go for a public ICO shortly. Earlier March 2018 Hints on…

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Reddit Set to Restore Bitcoin Payments, Will also Support Ethereum and Litecoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Ethereum, News

Reddit Set to Restore Bitcoin Payments, Will also Support Ethereum and Litecoin

Reddit, one of the largest online forums in the world, is gearing up to resume accepting bitcoin payments. The platform had earlier disabled bitcoin payments in March 2018 leaving subscribers with only PayPal and Credit Card payment options. Issues concerning high fees and problems with Coinbase API integration were responsible for the decision to stop accepting bitcoin payments. The forum…

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Redditors are Battling to Prove their Region Leads Bitcoin Adoption

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Redditors are Battling to Prove their Region Leads Bitcoin Adoption

Redditors worldwide have suddenly become engaged in a new battle amongst themselves to highlight merchants accepting bitcoin in their native land. Dozens of users are posting pictures of local outlets accepting bitcoin as a payment method, all to prove that their region is still ahead in terms of adoption of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency. How it All Started…

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Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

In the past month, several social media platforms took a harsh stand against cryptocurrencies and placed indefinite bans on cryptocurrency advertisements, effectively cutting any chance of relevant information reaching out to the world. However, the future of decentralized assets may lie in a similar decentralized platform; ZeroNet. Global Crackdown On Cryptocurrencies and ICOs In 2018, several countries and financial institutions…

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Mark Karpelès Offers Apology for Mt. Gox Bankruptcy and Wants no Part in the Billion Dollar Settlement Windfall

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Mark Karpelès Offers Apology for Mt. Gox Bankruptcy and Wants no Part in the Billion Dollar Settlement Windfall

Mark Karpelès is a much-maligned figure in the bitcoin community. There is arguably no one considered more of a villain by members of the bitcoin community than Mark Karpelès. There was a time when he was one of the most popular figures in the community, being the chief executive of Mt. Gox, the largest bitcoin exchange platform at the time….

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Reddit Stops Supporting Bitcoin as a Payment Option for its Gold Membership

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Reddit Stops Supporting Bitcoin as a Payment Option for its Gold Membership

Discussion and news aggregation platform, Reddit, has reportedly stopped accepting bitcoin as a payment method for its Reddit Gold membership. The company was one of the earliest adopters of the pioneer cryptocurrency, after embracing it in 2013. However, it has been forced to change its stand in lieu of Coinbase withdrawing support for its Merchant Tools. Reasoning the Bitcoin and…

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Pineapple Fund Promises $4 Million To Study Aimed At Finding Health Benefits Of MDMA

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Pineapple Fund Promises $4 Million To Study Aimed At Finding Health Benefits Of MDMA

The still-young but famed Pineapple Fund has once again come into the limelight after promising a new round of funding for the US-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). The money raised via this new initiative will go to a research project analyzing the health benefits of MDMA. Medical Progress Pineapple Fund has pledged to match any new donation dollar-for-dollar…

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