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Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Cryptocyclopedia, Platform, Tech

Is Bettergram Really Better? A Deep Dive into Telegram’s Crypto-Specific “Hard Fork”

While Reddit and BitcoinTalk have historically been the two major platforms for cryptocurrency-related discussion, that has changed almost entirely in the past few years. Chat applications such as Slack and Discord are increasing in popularity due to their ease of use and wide availability. Of all the platforms, however, Telegram has turned out to be the de facto choice for…

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John McAfee to Stop Promoting ICOs because of “SEC Threats”

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Ethereum, News

John McAfee to Stop Promoting ICOs because of “SEC Threats”

John McAfee, a British-American computer programmer, known for his company’s anti-virus software, and lately one of the leading promoters of initial coin offerings (ICO), has surprised everyone by having a change of heart about the whole ICO business. SEC “Threatens” McAfee Seventy-two-year-old McAfee, who unsuccessfully ran for US president as a member of the Libertarian Party in 2016, took to…

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Blockfolio Launches Signal to Connect Crypto Teams Directly with Users

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Blockfolio Launches Signal to Connect Crypto Teams Directly with Users

The crypto investment tracking company Blockfolio is attempting to dispense with the abundant noise on messaging platforms and streamline valid inputs. After announcing Signal on May 10, 2018, an integrated messaging service dedicated to “pure,” relevant and verified information, the outfit is seeking to tackle the often copious spam and sundry noise encountered in the cryptosphere. A Broadcasting Service for…

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Russia Supreme Court: Embargo Placed on Bitcoin Website Must Be Reviewed

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Regulation

Russia Supreme Court: Embargo Placed on Bitcoin Website Must Be Reviewed

Russia’s stance on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in general, remains very unclear. While the authoritarian nation has embraced the gospel of distributed ledger technology (DLT) wholeheartedly, the story is not the same for the monetary applications that rest on top of blockchain protocols. Bitcoin not Legal Tender It all began in 2016 when bitcoin became a forbidden fruit in Russia. As…

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Telegram Takes Flight In Paper Plane Protest; CEO Offers Bitcoin Bounties for Proxies

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Telegram Takes Flight In Paper Plane Protest; CEO Offers Bitcoin Bounties for Proxies

Russia banned the app after the company refused to hand over encryption keys to unscramble messages. In response, activists took to the streets with paper planes, launching the small colored origami models at the cold facade of the Kremlin. Flying Planes for Internet Freedom The performance lasted no longer than fifteen minutes, and some protestors, including Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina,…

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Telegram Using Bitcoin Grants to Circumvent Russia Ban

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Telegram Using Bitcoin Grants to Circumvent Russia Ban

Pavel Durov, the founder of the popular messaging platform, Telegram has been using bitcoin payments to get around the platform’s ban by Russian authorities. Writing on his vk.com social media account, he shared: “In the framework of the Digital Resistance – a decentralized movement in defense of digital freedoms and progress – I began to pay bitcoin grants to proxy…

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Telegram Sets Record with Initial $850 million pre-ICO

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech

Telegram Sets Record with Initial $850 million pre-ICO

Filing documents submitted to the SEC have revealed that Telegram has attained the first milestone in its multi-billion-dollar Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The social messaging service company has raised $850 million in a pre-ICO campaign with the main public sale scheduled to go live in March of 2018. This pre-ICO was targeted at popular blockchain investors and venture capitalists. Reports…

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How Scammers are Taking Advantage of the Upcoming Telegram ICO

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News, Regulation

How Scammers are Taking Advantage of the Upcoming Telegram ICO

Telegram, a favorite messaging app that is commonly used among the crypto community, is planning to hold the biggest ICO of all time. Doing Due Diligence The messaging company is looking to raise more than $2 billion form their upcoming sale, thus outpacing the current largest ICO falling short of the $300 million raised mark. In 2017 there was more…

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