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No, Visa Doesn?t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet Blockchain

No, Visa Doesn?t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet Blockchain

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https://news.bitcoin.com/no-visa-doesnt-handle-24000-tps-and-neither-does-your-pet-blockchain/
on 2018-04-21 01:00:40
When it comes to measuring the speed of new blockchains, the comparison is always with Visa. Despite not being a blockchain, the 24,000 transactions per second Visa reportedly handles have attained mythical status. That figure is unquestioningly trotted out whenever scaling is discussed. In reality, claims of Visa’s throughput, as well as those of emerging […]
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EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Controls on Cryptocurrencies and Require Registration of Exchanges

EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Controls on Cryptocurrencies and Require Registration of Exchanges

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/04/20/eu-parliament-votes-to-tighten-controls-on-cryptocurrencies-and-require-registration-of-exchanges/
on 2018-04-21 00:00:17
Today, April 20th, EU Parliament voted in a December agreement by 574 votes to 13 votes (with 60 abstentions), which proposed tighter regulation for digital currencies in attempts to prevent the coins from being used for money laundering and terrorism financing.  The agreement will also permit EU citizens to learn about the true owners of…
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Expected Next In Line Fed President Claims Bitcoin Doesn?t Pass Test for a Currency

Expected Next In Line Fed President Claims Bitcoin Doesn?t Pass Test for a Currency

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/04/20/expected-next-in-line-fed-president-claims-bitcoin-doesnt-pass-test-for-a-currency/
on 2018-04-20 23:00:35
The current head of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank has become the latest to speak out against bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, claiming that they don’t pass the test for a currency. Cryptocurrencies Fail Test Speaking during a speech on Friday, John Williams, named to take over from William Dudley as the New York Federal Reserve president…
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German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid After Ghost Prank

German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid After Ghost Prank

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/german-cops-look-hard-at-antics-of-ico-savedroid-after-ghost-prank/
on 2018-04-20 22:30:45
The same German online news outlet that broke the Savedroid supposed exit scam, turned gotcha publicity stunt, is reporting prosecutors just might have a legal case against the initial coin offering (ICO) outfit. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank German Prosecutors Consider Legal Action Against Savedroid Wirtschafts Woche, the same […]
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?Big Bitcoin Heist? Fugitive Flees Iceland, Pens Letter Saying He Wants to Go Home

?Big Bitcoin Heist? Fugitive Flees Iceland, Pens Letter Saying He Wants to Go Home

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/04/20/big-bitcoin-heist-fugitive-flees-iceland-pens-letter-saying-he-wants-to-go-home/
on 2018-04-20 21:50:12
The man who escaped custody in Iceland and got on a passenger plane that was carrying the country’s prime minister says he ‘will be back soon.’ Sindri Thor Stefansson was being detained for his suspected role as the mastermind behind the February theft of 600 cryptocurrency mining rigs, being one of the 11 people arrested…
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Revamping the Financial Sector for the Decentralized Future

Revamping the Financial Sector for the Decentralized Future

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/04/20/revamping-the-financial-sector-for-the-decentralized-future/
on 2018-04-20 20:48:57
Despite cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise in the past fifteen months, it seems that somehow a more valuable and prolific technology has arisen alongside it. It’s hard to imagine anything being more popular or important than a commodity that grew its collective cap from less than $20 billion to more than $850 billion in less than a…
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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job ? CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job ? CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm

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https://news.bitcoin.com/mt-gox-ceo-mark-karpeles-lands-new-job-cto-for-cryptocurrency-firm/
on 2018-04-20 19:55:06
The infamous former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, is trying to start over with a clean slate in life. Karpeles has revealed to the media that he’s started a new C-level position as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a firm called London Trust Media. The technology company invests […]
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Macau Warning to Public Over Possible Fraud with Cryptocurrency Firm, Links to Cambridge Analytica

Macau Warning to Public Over Possible Fraud with Cryptocurrency Firm, Links to Cambridge Analytica

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/04/20/macau-issues-warning-to-public-about-possible-fraud-with-cryptocurrency-firm-links-to-cambridge-analytica/
on 2018-04-20 19:45:54
Financial authorities in Macau have issued a warning over possible ‘fraud and criminal activities’ in relation to a cryptocurrency firm backed by a former gangster. The warning comes following revelations that Macau Dragon Group, a firm associated with ‘Broken Tooth’ Wan Kuok-koi, employed the British company Cambridge Analytica, to promote its token, Dragon Coin, a…
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PR: After the First Blockchain Transaction in US, Real Estate Marketplace Propy Announces a New Developer Program

PR: After the First Blockchain Transaction in US, Real Estate Marketplace Propy Announces a New Developer Program

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-after-the-first-blockchain-transaction-in-us-real-estate-marketplace-propy-announces-a-new-developer-program/
on 2018-04-20 19:30:32
California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program.
The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
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Regulierung in der Wochenrückschau KW#16 ? Die Luft in Asien wird dünner

Regulierung in der Wochenrückschau KW#16 ? Die Luft in Asien wird dünner

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/regulierung-in-der-wochenrueckschau-kw16-die-luft-in-asien-wird-duenner/
on 2018-04-20 19:00:26
In der zurückliegenden Woche ist rund um den Globus mal wieder viel in Sachen Regulierung geschehen. In der Reihe “Regulierung in der Wochenrückschau” blicken wir zum Wochenausklang zurück und fassen zusammen, was wann wo und von wem gesagt, gedacht oder beschlossen wurde. Taiwan: Bitcoin-Miner niedergeschossen Laut einem Bericht der taiwanesischen Nachrichtenquelle Liberty Times wurde am… Source: BTC-ECHODer Beitrag Regulierung in der Wochenrückschau KW#16 – Die Luft in Asien wird dünner erschien zuerst auf BTC-ECHO.
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Kraken CEO Condemns ?Hostile? Questionnaire Issued by New York AG

Kraken CEO Condemns ?Hostile? Questionnaire Issued by New York AG

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/kraken-ceo-condemns-hostile-questionnaire-issued-new-york-ag/
on 2018-04-20 18:56:03
Jessie Powell, the CEO of U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, has publicly stated his refusal to answer a questionnaire issued by the New York Attorney General’s office. Mr. Powell has described the questionnaire – which was sent to thirteen virtual currency exchanges operating in the United States – as hostile to both cryptocurrencies and the virtual […]
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Savedroid Fakes $50 Million ICO Exit Scam, Community Outraged

Savedroid Fakes $50 Million ICO Exit Scam, Community Outraged

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/04/20/savedroid-fakes-50-million-ico-exit-scam-community-outraged/
on 2018-04-20 18:44:14
It’s been reported earlier this week that Yassin Hankir, CEO of German-based startup Savedroid, took off with the $50 million raised in its initial coin offering. The following day, Hankir posted a Youtube video to explain that it was a ‘drastic campaign’ to prove how easy it is to fool investors within the cryptocurrency space…
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Huobi zieht nach London ? Was wollen asiatische Kryptobörsen in Europa?

Huobi zieht nach London ? Was wollen asiatische Kryptobörsen in Europa?

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/huobi-zieht-nach-london-was-wollen-asiatische-kryptoboersen-in-europa/
on 2018-04-20 17:35:12
Die Kryptobörse Huobi will mit einem Büro in London einen Brückenkopf in Europa eröffnen. Auch Binance und Bitfinex haben angekündigt, den europäischen Markt erschließen zu wollen. Was treibt die asiatischen Exchanges in europäische Gefilde? Wie Finance Magnates am 18. April berichtete, erwägt die Kryptobörse Huobi, die nach Handelsvolumen zu den größten weltweit gehört, ein Büro… Source: BTC-ECHODer Beitrag Huobi zieht nach London – Was wollen asiatische Kryptobörsen in Europa? erschien zuerst auf BTC-ECHO.
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Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Truths, T-Shirts, Things That Matter

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Truths, T-Shirts, Things That Matter

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https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-in-brief-friday-truths-t-shirts-things-that-matter/
on 2018-04-20 17:00:19
In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we are focusing on some truths that have been uttered recently in regards to the latest attempt by authorities in New York to cross borders, when it comes to crypto controls and regulations. Also, crypto T-shirts, inspired by digital aesthetics, have been put on sale. Do you want to know […]
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Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect Ethereum

Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect Ethereum

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https://news.bitcoin.com/big-money-meets-secretly-with-regulators-to-protect-ethereum/
on 2018-04-20 16:36:12
Big money venture capitalists and law firms met in secret, roughly a month ago, with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to two major media outlets. The SEC has been particularly active this year, causing those with interest in pet coins and projects to lobby the agency for special protection. Top of the […]
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Perun: Sichere Smart Contracts für Ethereum

Perun: Sichere Smart Contracts für Ethereum

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/perun-sicherere-smart-contracts-fuer-ethereum/
on 2018-04-20 16:00:52
Eine kleine Forschungsgruppe aus Warschau hat ein White Paper vorgelegt, das eine Skalierungslösung für die Ethereum-Blockchain darlegt. Damit sollen deutlich komplexere Smart Contracts möglich sein, die ein höheres Maß an Sicherheit garantieren. Sogar Ethereum-Gründer Vitalik Buterin zeigt sich interessiert an den Vorschlägen der Entwickler. Die Richtung, in die sich das neue Projekt bewegen soll, wird… Source: BTC-ECHODer Beitrag Perun: Sichere Smart Contracts für Ethereum erschien zuerst auf BTC-ECHO.
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Ripple (XRP) ? Kursanalyse KW16 ? Nach der Rally ist vor der Rally

Ripple (XRP) ? Kursanalyse KW16 ? Nach der Rally ist vor der Rally

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https://www.btc-echo.de/ripple-xrp-kursanalyse-kw16-nach-der-rally-ist-vor-der-rally/
on 2018-04-20 14:50:35
Wie alle anderen Kryptowährungen konnte auch Ripple durch die Rally am 12. April stark zulegen. Zusätzlich erlebt der Kurs seit dem 19. April einen weiteren Pump, der den Kurs inzwischen auf 0,69 Euro heben konnte.  Zusammenfassung Der Ripple-Kurs ist in dieser Woche gestiegen. Nachdem ein Pump am 12. April den Kurs über die exponentiellen gleitenden Mittelwerte… Source: BTC-ECHODer Beitrag Ripple (XRP) – Kursanalyse KW16 – Nach der Rally ist vor der Rally erschien zuerst auf BTC-ECHO.
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The Bitcoin BCH Block Explorer Explodes With Blockchain Data

The Bitcoin BCH Block Explorer Explodes With Blockchain Data

found at
https://news.bitcoin.com/the-bitcoin-bch-block-explorer-explodes-with-blockchain-data/
on 2018-04-20 14:32:29
Bitcoin.com is a web portal loaded with resources tethered to the heart of the cryptocurrency revolution. Just recently we launched our new blockchain explorer which allows anyone to verify transactions and other data tied to the Bitcoin blockchain. We want to give our readers a little more insight on this awesome tool. Also Read: Indian Exchange […]
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Inflation at 8900% Turns Venezuelans to Bitcoin In Record Volumes

Inflation at 8900% Turns Venezuelans to Bitcoin In Record Volumes

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https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/04/20/inflation-at-8900-turns-venezuelans-to-bitcoin-in-record-volumes/
on 2018-04-20 13:39:23
Venezuela, the most hardline socialist country in the American continent, is in a steep crisis in recent years ever since oil prices fell below the $100 area in 2014 down to a third of the price in early 2016. The people are turning to Bitcoin as spiraling inflation destroys the economy. Bitcoin Adoption Hits Record Highs…
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Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD

Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD

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https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-cash-smashes-to-1000-usd/
on 2018-04-20 13:19:16
Bitcoin cash (BCH) is now trading at $1,000 USD, returning the price to levels not seen since late March of this year. Analysts have attributed the spike to after-tax-season liquidity, strong volume, and a passionate and active community supporting the project. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Gains Advance 4% Above BTC Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 The […]
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Bitcoin Unlimited: 32-MB-Block-Hard-Fork für Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Unlimited: 32-MB-Block-Hard-Fork für Bitcoin Cash

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/bald-32-mb-block-hard-fork-fuer-bitcoin-cash/
on 2018-04-20 13:00:07
Bitcoin Unlimited, die Full-Node-Implementierung für Bitcoin und Bitcoin Cash, hat am 17. April die Software für eine bevorstehende Hard Fork veröffentlicht. Diese nicht-rückwärtskompatible Änderung der Konsensregeln erlaubt unter anderem Blöcke bis zu einer Größe von 32 Megabyte. Was liegt noch auf der Bitcoin Cash Roadmap? Bitcoin Cash entsprang der Bitcoin-Blockchain am 1. August 2017 durch… Source: BTC-ECHODer Beitrag Bitcoin Unlimited: 32-MB-Block-Hard-Fork für Bitcoin Cash erschien zuerst auf BTC-ECHO.
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Europe Introduces Customer Verification on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Europe Introduces Customer Verification on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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https://news.bitcoin.com/europe-introduces-customer-verification-on-cryptocurrency-exchanges/
on 2018-04-20 11:55:45
The European Parliament has voted in favor of stricter regulations in the crypto sector. Crypto exchanges and wallet providers will be required to introduce customer due diligence procedures, including identity verification. The platforms will have to apply for registration in order to offer their services. The new measures come with the latest update of the […]
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PR: Blockchain Enabled Streaming Ecosystem White Rabbit Partners with Media Production Company K5

PR: Blockchain Enabled Streaming Ecosystem White Rabbit Partners with Media Production Company K5

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https://news.bitcoin.com/pr-blockchain-peer-to-peer-streaming-platform-white-rabbit-partners-with-media-production-company-k5/
on 2018-04-20 11:30:31
OSLO, Norway — White Rabbit, a blockchain company developing a streaming ecosystem that enables users to reward the films and series they stream, on whatever peer-to-peer platform they choose to stream from, has announced a strategic partnership with K5 International, a subdivision of financing and production company K5 Media Group, which has produced several Oscar-nominated motion pictures.
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Wie analysiere ich einen Token? #1

Wie analysiere ich einen Token? #1

found at
https://www.btc-echo.de/wie-analysiere-ich-einen-token-1/
on 2018-04-20 11:30:16
Zur Analyse eines Investments im Kryptobereich zählt die genaue Betrachtung des zugrunde liegenden Token. Fragestellungen wie Tokenverteilung, Technologie oder Regulation spielen hier eine Rolle. Dabei kann man sich gut an verschiedenen Frameworks zur eigenen Due Dilligence orientieren. BTC-ECHO schrieb vor einigen Tagen über DYOR – Do Your Own Research. Der Artikel betonte die Notwendigkeit einer… Source: BTC-ECHODer Beitrag Wie analysiere ich einen Token? #1 erschien zuerst auf BTC-ECHO.
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PayPal Policy Change Forces Consumers to Take Cryptocurrency More Seriously

PayPal Policy Change Forces Consumers to Take Cryptocurrency More Seriously

found at
https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/04/20/paypal-policy-change-forces-consumers-take-cryptocurrency-seriously/
on 2018-04-20 11:00:19
Making payments online can be done through many different ways. Cryptocurrencies play a growing role of importance in this regard. Taking the crown from the likes of PayPal will not happen overnight. Even so, the latter company is making some policy changes which will not be to everyone’s liking. The PayPal Policy Changes Online payment…
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