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Twitter Has a Hard Time Dealing with Hackers, as New Bitcoin Scams Target Target

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Exchange, News, Platform, Tech

Twitter Has a Hard Time Dealing with Hackers, as New Bitcoin Scams Target Target

Despite the increased security efforts, Twitter is still unable to weed out scam accounts, as U.S. retail giant Target became the latest victim of bitcoin scam hacks, The Next Web reported on November 13, 2018. This comes soon after a verified account on Twitter disguised as Elon Musk was found distributing “free bitcoins” Lucrative Twitter Scams Getting out of Hand,…

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U.S. Realtor to Auction $44 Million Renaissance Mansion for Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

U.S. Realtor to Auction $44 Million Renaissance Mansion for Bitcoin

While there have been quite many properties sold for bitcoin in recent times, this $44 million 16th century edifice located in the ancient city of Rome is on the verge of entering the history books as the first mansion to be auctioned in return of cryptocurrencies. Palazetto For Celebs and the Crypto Giant Whales Known as the “Palazetto,” the gigantic…

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Walmart Awarded Cryptocurrency-Powered Electrical Grid

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Walmart Awarded Cryptocurrency-Powered Electrical Grid

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded a patent to retail giant Walmart for the development of a cryptocurrency-powered electrical grid on June 14, 2018. Walmart’s Cryptocurrency Push The patent describes an electrical grid designed to help companies regulate electricity demand and manage consumption using publicly-accessible blockchain technology. Details indicate the patent was filed in December 2017. Walmart developed…

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IBM and Twiga Foods Use Blockchain Technology to Offer Loans to Retailers in Kenya

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

IBM and Twiga Foods Use Blockchain Technology to Offer Loans to Retailers in Kenya

Tech giant IBM has been at the forefront of the blockchain revolution for ages past, developing and deploying decentralized solutions for large corporations and retail shops alike. Now, Big Blue has taken the gospel of distributed ledger technology to Africa where its enabling retail fruit sellers access to microloans thanks to its latest solution. Fruits of the Blockchain IBM Research…

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Buyers Can Now Use Cryptocurrency on Craigslist

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Buyers Can Now Use Cryptocurrency on Craigslist

The eCommerce giant Craigslist has given sellers the option to state if they are open to payments in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This option is available through a cryptocurrency checkbox that is present when a seller lists the details of the item for sale. Craigslist Cryptocurrency Payment Processor Once the item for sale has been listed, the purchase and associated…

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Incent to Reinvigorate the Loyalty-Reward Industry with Blockchain

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Incent to Reinvigorate the Loyalty-Reward Industry with Blockchain

The Incent token crowdfund has launched today, a collaboration between cryptocurrency hub and merchant BitScan and custom blockchain platform WAVES. The purpose of this token is to disrupt a market projected to be worth $100 billion by 2020, the loyalty and rewards market, by addressing several inefficiencies.   Reinvigorating Rewards-based Marketing The offering of companies reward schemes are little more…

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