カテゴリー: Elections

Survey: 60% of US Voters Want Cryptocurrency Political Donations to Be Legal

Survey: 60% of US Voters Want Cryptocurrency Political Donations to Be LegalClovr recently surveyed 1,023 registered U.S. voters to learn how the American public views the possibility of political candidates accepting cryptocurrency donations for campaign financing. A majority of 60 percent said cryptocurrency donations should be treated the same as fiat, with only 21 percent disagreeing. Also Read: New ‘Trust Machine’ Blockchain Film Tackles Politics of […]

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The Daily: Coinsquare Secures Banking Partnership, Québec Elections Bring Hope to Miners

The Daily: Coinsquare Secures Banking Partnership, Québec Elections Bring Hope to MinersCryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has reached a partnership agreement with a major Canadian bank and we’ve covered the announcement in The Daily. Also in Canada, a large bitcoin farm may be cut off from the grid by a mayor concerned about electricity consumption, and elections in Québec are likely to change the game for mining companies. […]

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The Weekly: Musk Bots Blocked, US Crypto Candidate, a Herd of Institutional Investors

The Weekly: Musk Bots Blocked, US Crypto Candidate, a Herd of Institutional InvestorsIn this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief, we reported about Twitter blocking ETH scambots mimicking Elon Musk, a US presidential candidate who accepts crypto donations, the expected arrival of a ‘herd of institutional investors’ and much more. The most commented-on article during the week covered the latest development of the ongoing legal battle […]

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The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked – $7.7M Stolen

The Daily: US Presidential Candidate Accepts Crypto, KICKICO Hacked - $7.7M StolenUS presidential candidate, Andrew Yang (D), has announced that his campaign for the 2020 election is now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Also in the Daily, Chinese social network, Tianya, is about to issue a native token, and the KICKICO project has been hacked – resulting in the loss of $7.7 million USD worth of tokens due […]

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The Daily: Coinbase Forms Political Action Committee, EY Acquires Crypto Patents

The Daily: Coinbase Forms Political Action Committee, EY Acquires Crypto PatentsIn The Daily on Saturday, crypto exchange Coinbase has formed a political action committee to raise funds for US elections. Also, Ernst & Young has announced the acquisition of crypto technology and patents, and Indonesian crypto POS terminal maker Pundi X is looking to expand in South Korea with a new partnership. Also read: Minsk […]

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The Daily: Russians Used Bitcoin to Hack US Elections, Trader Bets on the Price of BTC

The Daily: Russians Used Bitcoin to Hack US Elections, Trader Bets on the Price of BTCRussian intelligence officers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential elections in the US have used bitcoin to finance their campaign, cover the tracks and obscure their identities, a new federal indictment suggests. You can check the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also in the daily, billionaire Steven Cohen invests in crypto […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global PoliticsBefore all the Lambo memes, shady no-product ICOs, and get-rich-quick schemes invaded the scene, Bitcoin was meant to disrupt the current economic system. Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief showcases how that promise is starting to materialize in different fields, including the future of elections and geopolitics. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: New EU […]

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Mainstream Media Reports of “Blockchain Elections” in Sierra Leone Are All Fake News

Reports of “Blockchain Elections” in Sierra Leone Were All Fake NewsThe hype around so called applications of “blockchain technology” is nothing new, as many people have successfully used it to get free publicity for themselves, riding the coattails of Bitcoin’s success. But while it so far was limited mainly to promoting ICO tokens and inflating stock prices, now it seems to have crossed a border […]

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Senate Candidate Accepts Largest Contribution in BTC

Republican Candidate Austin Petersen Accepts the Largest Campaign Contribution Paid in BTCThis week the Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen announced he accepted the largest federal election campaign contribution settled in digital currency. Petersen, a former Libertarian, has received a total of 24 cryptocurrency donations this year, and the largest was for 0.284 BTC ($4,500 USD). Also Read: U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure Guidelines […]

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Moscow Exchange Ready for “Fast and Easy” Crypto Derivatives Trading

Moscow Exchange Ready for “Fast and Easy” Crypto TradingWith authorities in Moscow still trying to find their bearings on Bitcoin, the largest Russian exchange has announced its readiness to organize trading of cryptocurrency-based financial instruments. It would be faster and easier, MOEX said in comments to local media. Russia’s Central Bank, however, has rejected calls from the Finance Ministry to allow buying and […]

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