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September 28, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Tech
While blockchain technology is a technological invention rooted in complex scientific and mathematical foundations, the innovation is also the embodiment of particular ideologies. These ideologies are as varied as the users of the technology. Brett Scott, the author of the acclaimed book, “Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future...
In a bid to help combat poverty, Bancor, the “decentralized liquidity network,” is launching a blockchain network to support community currencies in Kenya. Bancor’s Cryptocurrency Push This is to be achieved through a partnership with Grassroots Economics, a non-profit organization that develops community currency programs in Africa. Under the initiative,...
While Islam frowns at high-interest rate lending, currencies not backed by commodities or assets, and Ponzi schemes, the Shacklewell Lane mosque in London has caught the bitcoin bug and has made it possible for Muslims in the area to give alms and make donations to the mosque with cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin...
April 17, 2018 by at Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech
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...
March 22, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News
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...
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