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Africa Blockchain Conference 2018 • May 23-24, 2018

Organized by The Blockchain Association of Uganda, with support from the Government of Uganda, the Africa Blockchain Conference will concentrate…

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Blockstack Sets Aside $1 Million to Fund Blockchain-based Social Network Startups

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Blockstack Sets Aside $1 Million to Fund Blockchain-based Social Network Startups

Blockstack, the Winklevoss twins-backed decentralized web development platform has set aside $1 million to support the creation of blockchain-based social network projects. The company is aiming to support the endeavors of startups looking to leverage blockchain technology into affecting the decentralization of the social media paradigm. The chosen projects will be expected to design a useful social network that runs…

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Facebook Interested in the Use of Blockchain, Dedicates Internal Team to Explore the Technology

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Facebook Interested in the Use of Blockchain, Dedicates Internal Team to Explore the Technology

Facebook’s Blockchain Bet The year 2018 may go down as the turning point in the history of blockchain technology, as an increasing number of companies are testing the use of a distributed ledger technology within their organization. Spearheading the adoption were financial institutions and logistics companies, and it seems like the tech sector does not want to be left far…

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British TV Star Sues Facebook for Defamation over Fake Bitcoin Ads

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

British TV Star Sues Facebook for Defamation over Fake Bitcoin Ads

British TV star Martin Lewis is suing social media giant Facebook. He claims that online scammers are using his reputation in more than 50 fake get-rich-quick schemes. Outrage and Delays Although Lewis reported the fake ads, he’s outraged that Facebook has taken days and in some cases weeks to remove them. Lewis also notes that even if the original ad…

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Tipping Bots Are Getting a New Lease on Life thanks to Bitcoin Cash

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Tipping Bots Are Getting a New Lease on Life thanks to Bitcoin Cash

Tipping bots used to transfer micropayments have been gaining traction once again despite the concept’s age. These platforms allow users to send small amounts of cryptocurrency to other users. Thanks to Tippr, for instance, people can now tip Bitcoin Cash (BCH) through many social media platforms like Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. Dead Rising: The Return of the Tip Bots In…

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McAfee’s Seal of Approval for ICOs: $100,000 per Promotional Tweet

Category: Business, Commentary, Finance, News

McAfee’s Seal of Approval for ICOs: $100,000 per Promotional Tweet

In the world of initial coin offerings, the fear of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the beginning of wisdom. Cybersecurity guru turned cryptocurrency evangelist; John McAfee has disclosed the exact amount he earns for promoting ICO tokens, in a bid to avoid getting into the SEC ‘hot water.’ The McAfee Effect While many in the ‘cryptosphere’…

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After #deletefacebook Here’s Minds’ Decentralized Social Network

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

After #deletefacebook Here’s Minds’ Decentralized Social Network

Minds.com, a decentralized social media platform, is hoping to implement the Ethereum blockchain into its core technology, post recent accusations against social media giant Facebook. Launched in 2015, Minds has a registered global audience of one million users, and reports having upward of 70 million unique page views. As one of the first social networks to implement the blockchain, Minds.com…

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A First Look at Peepeth: Ethereum Based Microblogging Service

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News, Tech

A First Look at Peepeth: Ethereum Based Microblogging Service

Many have compared the evolution of blockchain technology to that of the emergence of the internet age. Right from its conception, both innovations have been seen as a disruptive technology capable of causing radical shifts in many different business processes. So, just as social media revolutionized content sharing and introduced digital advertising to the world, so is blockchain being applied…

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Twitter is the Latest Ad Network to Ban Crypto Ads

Category: Altcoins, Business, News

Twitter is the Latest Ad Network to Ban Crypto Ads

Coming on the back of decisions by Facebook and Google, Twitter is expected to implement a ban on cryptocurrency-related ads in the coming weeks. It was reported that these changes would come as part of a new policy which will be introduced over the coming two weeks. Twitter’s ban will see any ads related to initial coin offerings (ICOs), crypto…

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Chinese Government Blocks Cryptocurrency Exchanges on Social Media

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Chinese Government Blocks Cryptocurrency Exchanges on Social Media

The Chinese government is taking further action to block social media accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges still operating in the country. The move came as part of the long-running virtual currency clampdown. Offshore Crypto Exchanges Blocked in China Despite Chinese regulators attempts to restrict citizens from engaging in trading cryptocurrencies, individuals have still managed to gain access somehow. Even with strict…

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Leeroy: The Decentralized, Ethereum-based Alternative to Twitter

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Leeroy: The Decentralized, Ethereum-based Alternative to Twitter

There has been an undeniable rise in the number of social media platforms built using blockchain technology, which often goes the length of calling themselves a decentralized social media network. However, these new networks have a very different business model as compared to their popular pre-existing counterparts. While online social media is usually free for users, decentralized social networks tend…

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