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Dmunity: A Rewarding Social Media Platform Built with Blockchain

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

Dmunity: A Rewarding Social Media Platform Built with Blockchain

The rise of blockchain in the past few years has led to the introduction of some rather novel use cases. In that vein, Dmunity is a decentralized social media website that is built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The development team categorizes it as a social curation market, which essentially means that users can earn crypto for their contributions…

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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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What Is Mastodon?

Category: Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Platform, Tech

What Is Mastodon?

Social networking websites have become an integral part of modern day society. While most of them once started out with the intention of catering to specific audiences, they’ve since ballooned in size and become an essential extension of many people’s lives. Between Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and the hundreds, if not thousands, of other smaller websites, billions of users log on…

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Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Platform, Tech

Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

While Reddit and BitcoinTalk have historically been the two major platforms for cryptocurrency-related discussion, that has changed almost entirely in the past few years. Chat applications such as Slack and Discord are increasing in popularity due to their ease of use and wide availability. Of all the platforms, however, Telegram has turned out to be the de facto choice for…

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Security Researchers Discover Sophisticated Twitter Crypto Botnet

Category: Crime, News

Security Researchers Discover Sophisticated Twitter Crypto Botnet

On August 6, 2018, two security researchers at Duo Security who were studying Twitter automation patterns, stumbled upon a vast network of Twitter bot accounts promoting crypto fraud. The sophisticated network was accidentally discovered while the researchers were looking into how to create a methodology for accurately identifying Twitter bots. Vitalik “Non-Giver of Ether” BTCManager has reported in the recent…

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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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Facebook Adds ‘Director of Blockchain Engineering’ to Team

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Facebook Adds ‘Director of Blockchain Engineering’ to Team

After Facebook went back on the decision to ban all cryptocurrency ads, they have since made a major human resources-related decision to promote one of their veteran developers, Evan Cheng, to head of blockchain engineering. The news comes after announcements that Facebook was closely inspecting the decentralized infrastructure of the blockchain. The Facebook team has been exploring decentralized infrastructures and…

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Crypto Bounty Hunters Aren’t Going Anywhere

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Crypto Bounty Hunters Aren’t Going Anywhere

Many people use Twitter and other social media channels to connect with friends, family, and the world. The cryptosphere, along with almost every other emerging tech industry, has used these channels as their primary marketing platform and news agencies. As the mainstream public has yet to adopt blockchain technology or cryptocurrencies, many people interested in these innovations get their information…

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Social Media’s ‘Silent Majority’ Influences Bitcoin Prices, Study Finds

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Commentary, Ethereum, News

Social Media’s ‘Silent Majority’ Influences Bitcoin Prices, Study Finds

It has been rumored but never truly verified, until now. Yes, social media does affect the prices of cryptocurrencies, Stevens Institute of Technology confirmed. The research was published in the Journal of Management Information Systems. The Study The institute based its study on the premise that bitcoin’s (BTC) price can be manipulated using the public sentiment. The team, headed by…

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