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BitBrum • November 19, 2017

  Cryptobates Group and Inspiring Co. are delighted to announce Birmingham’s inaugural BitBrum cryptocurrency and blockchain conference to be held…

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Blockchain’s Future As The Future Of Democracy

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News

Blockchain’s Future As The Future Of Democracy

Blockchain technology can revolutionize and optimize democracies in ways that will change the fabric of our societies for the better. It seems only a matter of time until democracies move on-chain.    Blockchain Offers Fixes When Democracy Needs Them Most Over the past several thousand years, one of the most rousing trends in human civilization has been our collective and…

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United Nations Blockchain Program to Fight Child Trafficking

Category: Blockchain, News

United Nations Blockchain Program to Fight Child Trafficking

A pilot project by the World Identity Network (WIN), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN-OICT) is campaigning to help fight child trafficking around the world. The project was announced at the Humanitarian Blockchain Summit and is part of a broader effort called Blockchain for Humanity. Invisible Children The pilot…

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Becoming Acquainted with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Lingo

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

Becoming Acquainted with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Lingo

Why do People use Slang? Individuals and groups of people frequently use slang and acronyms to communicate ideas, concepts or descrtions quicker than with formal language. When it is the industry’s use of particular terminology we would refer to this as jargon, whereas when used socially we refer to this as slang. The cryptocurrency industry has emerged with new jargon…

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Op-Ed: Finding My Tribe Through Crypto-Cosmopolitanism

Category: Commentary

Op-Ed: Finding My Tribe Through Crypto-Cosmopolitanism

As a full-time writer, I’ll admit to being a bit of a recluse. But honestly, I’ve not always been this way. In my younger days, I was an extreme extrovert, always the first to arrive and the last to leave a networking event. Of course, this was before the internet had achieved mass adoption, so all interactions were face-to-face or…

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Feature Interview: Lyn Ulbricht’s Candid Update On Her Son Ross

Category: Interviews

Feature Interview: Lyn Ulbricht’s Candid Update On Her Son Ross

In a 2015 legal case that sent shockwaves through the crypto world, Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in creating and running the billion-dollar Silk Road online black market. Below in an interview for BTCManager, Ross’ mom Lyn provides a behind the scenes update on her son’s’ imprisonment as well as her “no…

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Blockchain Startup Provenance Debuts Meat Products Tracking Platform in the US

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Blockchain Startup Provenance Debuts Meat Products Tracking Platform in the US

UK-based blockchain technology company Provenance has debuted technology in conjunction with Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative in Arkansas that will allow customers to use the blockchain to track their meat products from farm to fork. The project is supported by Heifer USA, and the products will be sold through the Golden Gate Meat Company. The Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative is a…

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Harnessing The Power of Decentralization: Max Borders of Social Evolution Speaks

Category: Blockchain, Interviews, News

Harnessing The Power of Decentralization: Max Borders of Social Evolution Speaks

As the founder and Executive Director of Social Evolution, Max Borders is relentlessly seeking to liberate people and resolve social problems through innovation. Much of what drives him has been informed by his work as co-founder of the Voice & Exit event and as the former editor at the libertarian non-profit Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Max is a futurist,…

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A Desperate Call For AI and Blockchain in Criminal Justice Throughout The World

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

A Desperate Call For AI and Blockchain in Criminal Justice Throughout The World

The blockchain is being adopted in so many industries and by several government services all around the world. Zug, Switzerland is using it for citizen identification, Maersk and Walmart are using it for supply chain tracking, and TUI Tourism Group wants to use it for hotel and tour bookings. Furthermore, governments in countries like Brazil, Sweden, and Georgia are using distributed…

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World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Ethereum, News

World Economic Forum Calls for Better Blockchain Governance

The World Economic Forum published a paper about how better governance structures can realize the huge potential of the Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The article, written by Don and Alex Tapscott, gives a thrilling overview of the governance of blockchains and the Internet and outlines how it can be improved. The World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the most powerful lobby…

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Can Cryptocurrencies Fix A Broken Monetary System?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Can Cryptocurrencies Fix A Broken Monetary System?

Let us take a step back from the madness of the COIN ETF, the BU vs. SegWit battle, the transaction crisis and take a look at an interesting report entitled “MONEY, MONEY, MON€Y: Attitudes Toward Credit, Consumption, and Cryptocurrency” and what is driving the adoption of cryptocurrencies. To do this, we have to first look at money in general. Money…

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