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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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State Bank of India Unveils Plans to Integrate Blockchain Technology with Indian Banks

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

State Bank of India Unveils Plans to Integrate Blockchain Technology with Indian Banks

“Bankchain,” an appropriately named blockchain project, is slated to have its beta launch within the following month by State Bank of India (SBI). The platform will support smart contracts, to begin with, but will eventually also move on to support Know Your Customer (KYC) in the future. What initially started out as a small project involving only SBI, now has…

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How Bitcoin is Providing Banking for Those Who Banks Refuse to Service

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

How Bitcoin is Providing Banking for Those Who Banks Refuse to Service

When bitcoin first gained traction, and a slogan for the world’s first decentralized digital currency was discussed, “be your own bank” emerged as the most popular as it represented the anti-banking, libertarian, cypherpunk-influence of the cryptocurrency. Perhaps more importantly, it also perfects describes bitcoin’s key functionality. It allows anyone in the world to manage their own finances online without the…

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BTCManager Exclusive: Interview with XYZ Director Shayan Rostam

Category: Ethereum, Interviews, News

BTCManager Exclusive: Interview with XYZ Director Shayan Rostam

Today we are interviewing Shayan from XYZ, a firm recently which partnered with Ethereum to make transactions easier by launching 1.111B class domains which could be used as addresses to receive ether. Shayan, can you please Introduce Yourself and Your Role at XYZ? I’m Shayan Rostam, the Global Director of Registry Operations at XYZ. I oversee the day to day…

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Learning Passports: The EC’s Bold Plan To Mix Blockchain And Education Credentials

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Learning Passports: The EC’s Bold Plan To Mix Blockchain And Education Credentials

In a whopping 136-page report labeled Blockchain In Education, authors Alexander Grech and Anthony F. Camilleri detail several potential use cases and disruptive scenarios in which blockchain technology could be used to secure the authenticity of education credentials. One possible goal of the project could be a learning passport. This document would keep track of credentials, such as college degrees, certifications,…

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Australia Gives Blockchain Innovation An $8 Million Push

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Australia Gives Blockchain Innovation An $8 Million Push

The Australian government is looking into using blockchain technology for its national electricity and water grids. A total of $8 million has been awarded in funding to a project that started off in the city of Fremantle. Other cities, including Port Adelaide and Darwin, have also received government-sponsored financing for their own “smart city” attempts. Smart Cities in Australia The…

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First Successful Bitcoin-Litecoin Cross-Chain Transaction Completed

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

First Successful Bitcoin-Litecoin Cross-Chain Transaction Completed

On November 16, 2017, Lightning Labs completed the first BTC-LTC, cross-chain, atomic swap over the Bitcoin and Litecoin testnets. Amazing, right? But wait, what exactly is an atomic swap? Well, let’s say Xena wants to trade one bitcoin to Zeke in exchange for 100 litecoins. You may question Xena’s sanity. However, she is savvy enough to realize that, if she…

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Monero’s Hardware Wallet Project is Progressing

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Monero’s Hardware Wallet Project is Progressing

The Monero hardware wallet project, entirely funded by the community, is taking significant strides. On November 12, the team delivered an update, showing the progress taking place. BTCManager first reported on the community venture during September 2017, when it was successfully funded with just under 1,000 XMR, and conducted an interview with Schloh, the founder of the project, and Kovri…

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You Can Now Mine Monero to Bail People Out of Jail

Category: Altcoins, News

You Can Now Mine Monero to Bail People Out of Jail

Bail Bloc is a non-profit that has chosen a different approach to utilize funds obtained from cryptocurrency mining. The organization aims to use the proceeds of mining monero (XMR) to post bail for those who cannot afford to do so. The Bail Bloc movement is pioneered by The New Inquiry, an online publication, and the Bronx Freedom Fund. Both organizations…

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Buy Ethereum.com For $10 Million

Category: Ethereum, News, Tech

Buy Ethereum.com For $10 Million

In the world of SEO and Startup visibility, starting a successful business requires precise domain names. And when a company is allied with the cryptocurrency market, one would preferably decide to choose a domain that represents this alliance. The Pump of Crypto-Domain Names Nowadays, it is difficult for a new website to set a standard in the crypto market. With…

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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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