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Austin Implements Blockchain Technology to Help the Homeless

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

Austin Implements Blockchain Technology to Help the Homeless

Austin is piloting a new blockchain platform to solve identity issues concerning its homeless population. The city was one of the 35 cities to be selected as part of the Mayor’s Challenge Program, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The top city from the 35 cities will be awarded $5 million. Identification is one of the main problems preventing the homeless from…

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Crypto Without Crypto: Designing A Bitcoin-like System for Prisons

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Crypto Without Crypto: Designing A Bitcoin-like System for Prisons

Charlie Schrem, the former CEO of bitcoin startup BitInstant, went to prison a few years back. It was found in 2014 that his service was used to facilitate illegal transactions on the former Silk Road black market. Charlie went to prison in 2015 for this, and so like any true bitcoin fan, he created a thought experiment to consider how…

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LGBT Community, Inspired by Bitcoin, Set to Launch Their Own Cryptocurrency

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LGBT Community, Inspired by Bitcoin, Set to Launch Their Own Cryptocurrency

The LGBT Foundation is looking to use the power of decentralization and blockchain-based money to strengthen the ever oppressed minority of gay people, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender humans. The Token Generation Event (TGE) scheduled for launch before the end of first quarter of 2018. Cryptocurrency to the Rescue The LGBT foundation, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting gay,…

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Divorcing Couple Fight over Bitcoin Fortune worth $830,000

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Divorcing Couple Fight over Bitcoin Fortune worth $830,000

According to a news post by Business Insider, Royds Withy King, a UK law firm is handling three divorce cases where cryptocurrency dispute is part of the divorce proceedings. The post claims that spouses in each of the three cases are demanding for the full disclosure of cryptocurrency assets. To ensure the equitable sharing of these digital assets as part…

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Cryptocurrencies Invade College Campuses in 2018: Blockchain Classes and Mining

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Cryptocurrencies Invade College Campuses in 2018: Blockchain Classes and Mining

The entire United States has become infatuated with cryptocurrencies. What had originally been reserved for those who were “techy” has no spread to all walks of life. Many have yet to still make their first cryptocurrency purchase in American society. However, on college campuses across the country more and more students are becoming engulfed in the frenzy. Colleges have started…

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Meet The Indian Couple Who Only Asked For One Gift At Their Wedding: Bitcoin

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Meet The Indian Couple Who Only Asked For One Gift At Their Wedding: Bitcoin

As Bengaluru-based startup entrepreneurs Niti Shree and Prashant Sharma started planning out their wedding, they had a rather unusual idea in mind. The couple decided that they didn’t want bouquets, bedsheets, dinner sets, or other similar boring and mundane stuff in gifts. Instead, they decided to accept bitcoin as their wedding present. Prashant and Niti informed their parents about the…

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Dutch Ministry of Justice Commissions Digitizes the Law on the Blockchain

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Dutch Ministry of Justice Commissions Digitizes the Law on the Blockchain

Dutch startup LegalThings has been commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Justice to digitize laws on the blockchain. LegalThings, a software technology company, was founded in 2014 by software developer Arnold Daniels, lawyer Rick Schmitz as well as economist Martijn Migchelsen. The company recently demonstrated how the blockchain could successfully store an entire law. In September 2017, it participated and…

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Bitcoin almost Tops list of Google Search Terms for 2017

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Bitcoin almost Tops list of Google Search Terms for 2017

According to Google’s Year in Search report, Bitcoin was one of the most-searched news terms of 2017, second only to Hurricane Irma. With over 90 percent market share in the search engine space, Google’s search report is not only an interesting insight into the popularity of a topic within that year but also an accurate metric of the general public’s…

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Philanthropist Couple Donates Hundreds of Thousands in Bitcoin Gains to Cancer Research

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Philanthropist Couple Donates Hundreds of Thousands in Bitcoin Gains to Cancer Research

Jeff Hammerbacher and Halle Tecco bought bitcoin in 2013 as an early leap of faith, and then largely forgot about it; until now. The couple are investors in the fields of health and technology, often pegging winners before the prices surge. One of these investments was Facebook, of which Hammerbacher was an early employee. Halle Tecco is one of the…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Bitcoin and Crypto Lovers

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Bitcoin and Crypto Lovers

In the past, bitcoin has always reached high prices around the holiday season. This has led to an increase in purchasing power, allowing users to purchase gifts with less bitcoin of the cryptocurrency. Below are a couple of ideas with what to spend some of the gains many users are enjoying from cryptocurrencies very bullish trend as of late.  …

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