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Decentralized Apps Might Be the Future but They’re Not the Present

Decentralized Apps Might Be the Future but They’re Not the PresentTo their proponents, dapps – decentralized applications – are the future of internet. To their critics, they’re multi-million dollar sinkholes, with huge development costs, poor UI, and no users. Are dapps like Augur and IDEX early test cases for the web to come, or impractical experiments that are destined to fail? Also read: Bitcoin ATMs Now […]

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A Look at Stylometry: Can We Uncover Satoshi Through Literary Quirks?

A Look at Stylometry: Can We Uncover Satoshi Through Literary Quirks?Over the past few years, the number of people hunting for Satoshi Nakamoto has increased as people all over the world have been in search of the mysterious creator of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency-community has also seen a few people come out of the woodwork recently, who have claimed to be Satoshi or have been accused […]

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HTC ‘Exodus’ Blockchain Phone To Support LTC, Lee to Advise Project

HTC 'Exodus' Blockchain Phone To Support LTC, Lee to Advise ProjectCharlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin (LTC), has been announced as an adviser to the development of HTC’s “Exodus” blockchain phone following Mr. Lee’s recent tweet that stated he had met with the HTC team and that the Exodus phone will natively support LTC. Also Read: Football Team in Gibraltar to Pay Its Players in Cryptocurrency […]

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Archaeologists Argue Micronesian Stone Money Comprises Bitcoin Predecessor

Archaeologists Argue Micronesian Stone Money Comprises Bitcoin PredecessorArchaeologists are arguing that a pre-modern stone money used by Micronesian islanders resembles a precursor to bitcoin and distributed ledger technology. Also Read: Largest Cannabis Community Market in Israel to Accept Bitcoin Payments Archaeologists Highlight Similarities Between Micronesian Stone Money and Bitcoin Scott Fitzpatrick, an archaeologist at the University of Oregon in Eugene, has argued that […]

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U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace with Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Donations

U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace With Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin DonationsIn recent regulatory news, the CFTC chairman has warned that the regulator is falling behind its international counterparts with regards to virtual currency and blockchain regulations; a U.S. Congressional bill is advocating the incorporation of cryptocurrencies into the regulatory mandate of FinCEN; and a candidate of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party is accepting donations in the […]

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China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Recieve ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of Chinese DLT Companies ExplodesIn recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018. […]

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China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Recieve ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of Chinese DLT Companies ExplodesIn recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018. […]

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Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves”

Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency "Fractional Reserves”Mastercard has patented a method to manage cryptocurrency “fractional reserves”. The big idea behind it seems to be that users will be able to pay with fiat on credit cards partly backed by crypto assets using a centralized system offering faster transaction conformation speeds. Also Read: IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold […]

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The Billion-Dollar Quest to Eliminate Smart Contract Bugs

The Billion-Dollar Quest to Eliminate Smart Contract BugsYou can’t have software without bugs. Every major piece of code is subject to extensive debugging, which is an inevitable part of the development process. But when that code controls digital assets worth millions of dollars, ensuring it’s free of critical errors isn’t just desirable – it’s imperative. As this week’s Bancor hack and this […]

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