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Russian Foodie Boris Akimov ?Tokenizes? Himself: Offers Expertise and Advice

Russian Foodie Boris Akimov ?Tokenizes? Himself: Offers Expertise and Advice

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/russian-foodie-boris-akimov-tokenizes-offering-business-expertise-advice-return/
on 2018-02-23 00:00:40

Russian celebrity, organic food fan, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and co-creator of BioCoin, Boris Akimov, has decided to “tokenize” himself. Akimov, founder of Russian online organic food exchange LavkaLavka, will launch his own cryptocurrency, Akimov coin, on the Waves Platform, a blockchain system developed in Moscow. As of today, Waves has not issued any further details about … Continue reading Russian Foodie Boris Akimov “Tokenizes” Himself: Offers Expertise and Advice
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Russia to ?Tame and Test? Crypto Technologies in Crimea

Russia to ?Tame and Test? Crypto Technologies in Crimea

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/russia-tame-test-crypto-technologies-crimea/
on 2018-02-22 23:59:31

A proposal to “tame” crypto technologies in Crimea has been made in Russia’s parliament this week. A local representative of the Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain told deputies the republic’s jurisdiction can be used to “test the new phenomenon”. RACIB has been working on a roadmap to implement the “Crypto-Crimea” plan and set up […]
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Sharing Is Caring in the World of Crypto Pool Mining

Sharing Is Caring in the World of Crypto Pool Mining

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/sharing-caring-world-crypto-pool-mining/
on 2018-02-22 23:06:28

The Bitcoin was not born in 2017 but it certainly hit the mainstream that year, irrespective whether the news that propelled the cryptocurrency to the front pages of newspapers was for the good reasons or not. The returns that the early adopters of the digital currency were able to achieve last year were truly astronomical, … Continue reading Sharing Is Caring in the World of Crypto Pool Mining
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Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any Cryptocurrency

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https://news.bitcoin.com/venezuela-orders-government-services-to-accept-any-cryptocurrency/
on 2018-02-22 22:55:21

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country’s consular services, as well as several other services and gas stations, to accept any cryptocurrency including the nation’s own petro. In addition, he has announced the launch of another cryptocurrency, this time backed with gold. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Maduro’s Orders […]
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Say Goodbye to the Freeloaders ? Make Your Data Pay

Say Goodbye to the Freeloaders ? Make Your Data Pay

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/say-goodbye-to-the-freeloaders-make-your-data-pay/
on 2018-02-22 22:43:15

Last year Facebook reeled in revenue of $40.65 billion and its net income grew by a massive 56%. How does it make so much money from the social network? Well, it does it by monetizing the data that its users voluntarily provide, as well as the data users don’t even know they are providing. With … Continue reading Say Goodbye to the Freeloaders – Make Your Data Pay
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Tezos Foundation Changes Leadership, Tokens Set to Launch in Coming Weeks

Tezos Foundation Changes Leadership, Tokens Set to Launch in Coming Weeks

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/tezos-foundation-changes-leadership-tokens-set-to-launch-in-coming-weeks/
on 2018-02-22 22:07:51

The Tezos ICO raised $232 million last July for the blockchain startup. Seven months later, after progress was delayed due to infighting between the founders, the project’s tokens are finally set to launch “in the next few weeks.” The Tezos foundation raised funds to develop a new cryptocurrency last July through an initial coin offering (ICO) … Continue reading Tezos Foundation Changes Leadership, Tokens Set to Launch in Coming Weeks
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Australia?s Consumer Watchdog Received 1289 Crypto Complaints in 2017

Australia?s Consumer Watchdog Received 1289 Crypto Complaints in 2017

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https://news.bitcoin.com/australias-consumeaustralias-consumer-watchdog-received-1289-crypto-complaints-in-2017r-watchdog-received-1289-crypto-complaints-2017/
on 2018-02-22 21:35:24

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that it received more than 1,200 complaints relating to cryptocurrencies via its ‘Scamwatch’ portal during 2017. In light of the number of complaints, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has issued a warning to potential investors outlining the risks associated with cryptocurrency investment. Also Read: Tesla […]
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Spokesperson Confirms Bitfinex Is Client of ING

Spokesperson Confirms Bitfinex Is Client of ING

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https://news.bitcoin.com/spokesperson-confirms-bitfinex-is-client-of-ing/
on 2018-02-22 20:55:21

Major Dutch financial services company, ING, has confirmed that Bitfinex holds an account with the company in the Netherlands. The bank issued a statement regarding its relationship with Bitfinex after Dutch-language website Follow the Money published a report revealing that ING is providing financial services to Bitfinex last week. Also Read: Independent Ratings Agency Alerts Investors […]
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Montana: Power Block Coin, LLC to Build $251 Million Data Center to Mine Cryptocurrency

Montana: Power Block Coin, LLC to Build $251 Million Data Center to Mine Cryptocurrency

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/montana-power-block-coin-llc-to-build-251-million-data-center-to-mine-cryptocurrency/
on 2018-02-22 20:45:51

Power Block Coin, LLC’s proposal to invest $251 million to build a cryptocurrency mining farm in Montana Connections, a special tax district west of the city of Butte, has been given the green light. This Wednesday, Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners voted unanimously (9-0) to allow Utah-based Power Block Coin, LLC — a subsidiary of Blue … Continue reading Montana: Power Block Coin, LLC to Build $251 Million Data Center to Mine Cryptocurrency
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Crypt2Pos ? Cryptocurrency Payments for All Needs

Crypt2Pos ? Cryptocurrency Payments for All Needs

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/crypt2pos-cryptocurrency-payments-needs/
on 2018-02-22 20:29:42

Cryptocurrency payment is becoming more and more popular because of its convenience and simplicity. However, there are mainly two reasons why it is not widely used: unclear legal status and the fact that the majority of people do not have an opportunity to make use of such payments. But this situation is about to gradually … Continue reading Crypt2Pos – Cryptocurrency Payments for All Needs
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Markets Update: BTC Prices Dip Below $10K

Markets Update: BTC Prices Dip Below $10K

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/markets-update-btc-prices-dip-below-10k/
on 2018-02-22 19:54:56

BTC prices and a vast majority of other cryptocurrencies have taken a significant dive over the past 24-hours as the entire crypto-economy shaved $75Bn from its recent highs this week. BTC/USD markets dropped to a low of $9,730. Also Read: China Censors Cryptocurrency Ads on Search Engines and Social Media Crypto-Markets See Losses Between 3-20 Percent […]
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FBI Arrests Exchange Operator for Lying About 6000 Bitcoin Hack

FBI Arrests Exchange Operator for Lying About 6000 Bitcoin Hack

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https://news.bitcoin.com/fbi-arrests-exchange-operator-for-lying-about-6000-bitcoin-hack/
on 2018-02-22 18:55:49

Jon E. Montroll, a 37 year old from Texas, is now facing up to 30 years in jail for perjury and obstruction of justice. The operator of Weexchange and Bitfunder is accused of repeatedly lying to the SEC under testimony in an effort cover up massive client losses after being hacked.  Also Read: US Federal […]
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Taiwan: Suspects in $100k Bitcoin Robbery Arrested

Taiwan: Suspects in $100k Bitcoin Robbery Arrested

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/taiwan-suspects-100k-bitcoin-robbery-arrested/
on 2018-02-22 19:43:45

Four men have been arrested in Taiwan in connection with a Bitcoin robbery. During the incident, the suspects were able to make off with Bitcoin worth over 5 million Taiwanese dollars – the equivalent of around US$170,000. Authorities have deemed it the first case of Bitcoin robbery in the nation. Suspects Posed as Potential Buyers … Continue reading Taiwan: Suspects in $100k Bitcoin Robbery Arrested
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Der Preis der Dezentralität ? Blockchain und Skalierbarkeit

Der Preis der Dezentralität ? Blockchain und Skalierbarkeit

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https://www.btc-echo.de/der-preis-der-dezentralitaet-blockchain-und-skalierbarkeit/
on 2018-02-22 18:00:01

Eine der herausragenden Eigenschaften von Bitcoin und anderen Kryptowährungen ist es, ein dezentrales elektronisches Geldsystem zu sein. Eine Bezahlmöglichkeit also, die ohne Mittelsmänner, Banken und sonstige Institutionen auskommt. Doch hat die Dezentralität seinen Preis: in der Skalierbarkeit.  Viele Bereiche unserer alltäglichen Welt drücken wir in Zahlen aus. Die optimale Temperatur für T-Shirt-Wetter, der akzeptable Preis…BTC-ECHO

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Robinhood Starts Rolling Out Cryptocurrency Trading Today

Robinhood Starts Rolling Out Cryptocurrency Trading Today

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/robinhood-starts-rolling-out-cryptocurrency-trading-today/
on 2018-02-22 17:55:30

Robinhood has finally launched today its highly anticipated crypto trading for bitcoin and ethereum, allowing its now 4 million investors to trade cryptocurrencies alongside stocks, ETFs, and options on the same platform. The feature is being gradually rolled out to people residing in five American states. Also Read: Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Zaif Exchange Let Users […]
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Cryptosphere Veteran Sunny King Creates New Blockchain Database Platform

Cryptosphere Veteran Sunny King Creates New Blockchain Database Platform

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/cryptosphere-veteran-sunny-king-creates-new-blockchain-database-platform/
on 2018-02-22 17:53:45

Sunny King, a well-known anonime figure in the crypto industry, has returned to lead a new project called VEE as their chief architect and bring a database platform for blockchain applications. The VEE team is currently on a promotional spree having visited Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and will go over Europe in February. The … Continue reading Cryptosphere Veteran Sunny King Creates New Blockchain Database Platform
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20+ South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Voluntarily Undergo Evaluations

20+ South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Voluntarily Undergo Evaluations

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/south-korean-cryptocurrency-exchanges-evaluations/
on 2018-02-22 17:25:58

Over twenty cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have agreed to undergo evaluations, including the country’s top four exchanges: Upbit, Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit. This is part of their self-regulatory efforts, in conjunction with the Korean Blockchain Association. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten 21 Exchanges Participating So Far The Korean Blockchain […]
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Russian Lawmaker Proposes Legalization of Cryptocurrencies to Attract Investments

Russian Lawmaker Proposes Legalization of Cryptocurrencies to Attract Investments

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/russian-lawmaker-proposes-legalization-cryptocurrencies-attract-investments/
on 2018-02-22 16:30:48

The head of the Russian State Duma Committee for Economic Policy has proposed legalizing cryptocurrencies in order to attract foreign investments including from countries with anti-Russian sanctions. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Proposal to Legalize Cryptocurrencies The chairman of the State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, Sergey Zhigarev, proposed the […]
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Geth: Light Nodes für Ethereum dank Iceberg-Update

Geth: Light Nodes für Ethereum dank Iceberg-Update

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https://www.btc-echo.de/geth-light-nodes-fuer-ethereum-dank-iceberg-update/
on 2018-02-22 15:50:06

Mit dem Iceberg-Update 1.8.0 und dem Bugfix 1.8.1 für den Geth-Client hat sich Ethereum unter anderem dem Thema Light Node gewidmet. Was bedeutet das für den normalen Nutzer? Vielleicht ging es dem einen oder anderen ähnlich: Begeistert von Ethereum hat man sich den Mist-Browser oder die Wallet heruntergeladen und wollte in die Welt der dApps…BTC-ECHO

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BaFin publiziert Leitlinien zum Umgang mit ICOs

BaFin publiziert Leitlinien zum Umgang mit ICOs

found at
https://bitcoinblog.de/2018/02/22/bafin-publiziert-leitlinien-zum-umgang-mit-icos/
on 2018-02-22 15:31:48

Für alle, die mit einer ICO in Deutschland liebäugeln, kommt nun der Moment der Wahrheit: Die Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Bafin) hat offiziell erklärt, wie sie ICOs handhabt. Man könnte sagen, ICOs sind damit in Deutschland offiziell reguliert.

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Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Zaif Exchange Let Users Get Free Bitcoin

Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Zaif Exchange Let Users Get Free Bitcoin

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https://news.bitcoin.com/bug-at-japanese-government-approved-zaif-exchange-let-users-get-free-bitcoin/
on 2018-02-22 15:33:52

Have you ever dreamed about buying bitcoin for only $1,000, $100 or even just $10? What about a round at $0? Some fast and sharp eyed customers of the Japanese exchange Zaif had this opportunity just last week thanks to a bug in the system. The company isn’t going to let them get away with […]
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Hacker nutzen Windkraft: SCADA-Steuerungssysteme von Monero-Mining betroffen

Hacker nutzen Windkraft: SCADA-Steuerungssysteme von Monero-Mining betroffen

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/monero-mining-scada-steuerungssysteme-betroffen/
on 2018-02-22 14:35:29

Erstmals sind Server mit kritischer Infrastruktur vom unerwünschten Krypto-Mining betroffen. So wurden kürzlich in den USA nachweislich SCADA-Steuerungssysteme von Generatoren, Turbinen und Windkraftwerken übernommen. Das Schürfen von Kryptowährungen durch Cyberkriminelle kann zu einer Verlangsamung und im schlimmsten Fall zur Überhitzung und somit zum Ausfall der Anlagen führen. Daraufhin kommt es zum Stromausfall. Hersteller von teuren…BTC-ECHO

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Blockchain can Save the Asset Management Industry Billions Every Year

Blockchain can Save the Asset Management Industry Billions Every Year

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/blockchain-can-save-asset-management-industry-billions-every-year/
on 2018-02-22 14:30:51

Digital solutions will go a long way in the financial industry. Right now, a lot of processes still require manual labor. It is cost-inefficient, cumbersome, and introduces unnecessary delays. The asset management sector can certainly benefit from the performance increase provided by blockchain technology. Blockchain in the Financial Sector It is evident distributed ledgers will … Continue reading Blockchain can Save the Asset Management Industry Billions Every Year
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AT&T and Bayer tap Blockchain to Disrupt Digital Advertising

AT&T and Bayer tap Blockchain to Disrupt Digital Advertising

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/att-bayer-tap-blockchain-disrupt-digital-advertising/
on 2018-02-22 13:57:22

Digital advertising is an industry prone to disruption in many different ways. Major brands are trying to introduce a new degree of transparency to this industry in the future. Even AT&T and Bayer are banking big on blockchain technology in this regard. Disrupting Digital Advertising It is unclear what the future will hold for digital … Continue reading AT&T and Bayer tap Blockchain to Disrupt Digital Advertising
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Stablecoin Done Right for Traders Miners and Merchants

Stablecoin Done Right for Traders Miners and Merchants

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/02/22/stablecoin-done-right-traders-miners-merchants/
on 2018-02-22 13:19:46

  The crypto world needs a stablecoin it can trust. In case you are new to this game, let’s explain that a little further. No, we’re not talking about making Bitcoin, Ethereum et al less volatile. That’s something that will likely come with age. Instead, we are talking about solving a problem that confronts all … Continue reading Stablecoin Done Right for Traders Miners and Merchants
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