Archive for December, 2017

Chief AI Scientist: Bitcoin Mining Could Power Scientific Research

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 504 Readers More
Chief AI Scientist: Bitcoin Mining Could Power Scientific Research

Could Bitcoin mining be used to power scientific innovation? That is the question posed by chief AI scientist of the blockchain startup Matrix, Yangdong Deng. According to Deng, the Bitcoin network or others like it could be altered so that the expenditure of computational resources is not merely used on generating cryptocurrency, but also in […]

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Omni Introduces Ability To Freeze Funds Raises Ethical Questions

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 369 Readers More
Omni Introduces Ability To Freeze Funds Raises Ethical Questions

Centrally managed tokens on the Omni platform will allow creators to freeze funds on specific wallets or address. With the rise of cryptocurrency being used as ransomware or hackers stealing massive amounts of crypto through bugs or security exploits, this is an interesting feature that users must consider. This comes with a couple of caveats, […]

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Bitcoin Price Down more than $1000 as South Korea Tightens Trading Activity

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 479 Readers More
Bitcoin Price Down more than $1000 as South Korea Tightens Trading Activity

BTC-USD dropped to the lowest price since December 25 as South Korea announced further measures to regulate bitcoin trading. The cryptocurrency is down $1037.20 from the open (-6.75 percent) at the time of writing. The move comes just two weeks after a South Korean exchange, Yobit, suffered a second hack and forced the business to […]

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Former FDIC Chair: Don’t Ban Bitcoin, Regulate

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 590 Readers More
Former FDIC Chair: Don’t Ban Bitcoin, Regulate

Finance veteran and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) chair Sheila Bair warns governments against the urge to ban bitcoin. Instead, she calls for a more measured and long-term view of the cryptocurrency as an evolving asset that should be handled with caution and regulation. The Eye of the Beholder “The number of businesses and […]

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Ross Ulbricht’s Fate in the Hands of the US Supreme Court

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Ross Ulbricht’s Fate in the Hands of the US Supreme Court

Ross Ulbricht formally submitted a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), seeking a hearing for the overturn of a decision upheld this year by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Ulbricht’s double-life sentence without the possibility of parole is at stake. Also read: Bundesbank Board Member: No Plans […]

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MIT Criticizes IOTA: “Gaping Hole in its Software” and Deceptive Marketing

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 448 Readers More
MIT Criticizes IOTA: “Gaping Hole in its Software” and Deceptive Marketing

On December 20, MIT Media and the MIT Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) issued a public statement written by DCI Director Joi Ito, refuting an article published by the institution’s own MIT Technology Review about IOTA’s potential to outperform bitcoin. MIT DCI Criticizes IOTA On December 14, MIT Technology Review’s Mike Orcutt published an article entitled […]

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Crypto-Community Grows Skeptical of Bitcoin Forks

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 418 Readers More
Crypto-Community Grows Skeptical of Bitcoin Forks

Over the past couple of months, there’s been a “forking fever” taking place as many people have decided to create their own form of the original Bitcoin protocol. A few weeks ago we reported on the ‘Bitcoin God’ snapshot-clone started by the well-known Chinese investor Chandler Guo. Now another snapshot fork is due to happen […]

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South Korea Outlines New Attempts to Dampen Crypto Markets

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 491 Readers More
South Korea Outlines New Attempts to Dampen Crypto Markets

The government of South Korea held a meeting on Thursday to discuss measures to deal with the growing trend of cryptocurrency speculation. The regulators clarified the clampdown on virtual accounts as well as other measures to end anonymity. In addition, the Ministry of Justice suggested an even more extreme measure. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law […]

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The North American Bitcoin Conference Returns to Miami Bigger Than Ever

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 422 Readers More
The North American Bitcoin Conference Returns to Miami Bigger Than Ever

The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) is coming back to the sunshine state after cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets had a phenomenal year in 2017. Also read: Belarus Legalizes Cryptocurrencies and ICOs – Tax-Free for Five Years BTC Miami Is Back With Over 2000 Registered Attendees! Limited Seats Remain During last year’s TNABC event in Miami, everyone […]

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PR: EtherZero — a Revolutionary Ethereum Hard Fork, Forking on 19th Jan 2018

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply | 362 Readers More
PR: EtherZero — a Revolutionary Ethereum Hard Fork, Forking on 19th Jan 2018

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