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What Exactly Is Blockchain, Anyway?

What if I told you: Blockchain doesn’t exist. Or that blockchain has two totally different meanings. Or that blockchain is a name given to three totally different things. Hear me out. A blockchain is a very inefficient database most famously implemented as one of several parts required for the Bitcoin …

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Bittrex Suspends Thousands of User Accounts

Coin Telegraph reports that Bittrex has been mysteriously suspending thousand of investor accounts without forewarning, and without offering users an explanation. The company didn’t respond to questions on its Slack channel, and users report that their attempts to enquire on the channel resulted in being banned from the company’s Slack. …

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Xspec – The Next Big Anonymous Cryptocoin?

Monero and Zcash have a new contender in the anonymous cryptocurrency space: Spectrecoin (Xspec). The cryptocoin is set to surpass all deliverables offered by its contenders. Privacy Xspec was built on the principles of privacy as a core individual right. The development team is governed by a ‘Zero Knowledge’ philosophy. …

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How Blockchain Will Disrupt Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs are broken. They don’t work because they offer only closed value. When a business issues thank-you points, these essentially function as IOUs. A customer can redeem points by exchanging them for in-house goods or services. In reality, the fact is that – more often than not – they …

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Russia’s Very Own Cryptocurrency: The CryptoRuble

While the unrecognised country of Transnistria plans its Bitcoin mining takeover, neighbor Russia has had a rollercoaster relationship with cryptocurrency. The latest news is that the Eastern European economic giant will be creating an in-house state-issued cryptocurrency: Introducing the CryptoRuble. Here, we track the Russia’s journey from banning crypto to …

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Browser Cryptocurrency Mining: The End of Website Ads?

Visiting a website? Be sure to check your CPU usage. You might be part of a clandestine browser cryptocurrency mining operation without your knowledge. The Pirate Bay This is what users of torrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB) discovered recently. In a move to eradicate reliance on ad income revenue, …

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Bitcoin Tax in South Korea?

If you call a country home, you have to be prepared to pay up. South Korea is reminding its citizens of this very fact. The East Asian country is the latest government to debate imposing a cryptocurrency taxation. As the world’s second largest cryptocurrency trader, a Bitcoin tax announcement is …

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What is NEM? – Invest in Blockchain

NEM is the world’s first “Smart Asset” blockchain. Built with businesses in mind, NEM is a world class platform designed to offer a streamlined method to maintain a secure ledger of transactions. NEM’s blockchain technology offers the potential to drastically simplify an enormous variety of secure ledger and transaction tracking …

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Are We In A Crypto Bubble? This Little Know Graph Is The Key To Understanding

Depending on who you talk to, Cryptocurrency is either going to replace fiat currency the world over, or crash and burn until each and every one of them is completely worthless. Which is it? Well, there is a surprisingly easy way for you to decide for yourself. Keep reading to …

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WikiLeaks Thanks Government Over Bitcoin Boost

On October 14, 2017, political refugee Julian Assange tweeted his thanks to the US government for blocking WikiLeaks’ payment options in the past, hinting that he had made a 50,000 percent return on his 2010 investment in Bitcoin. On Reddit, Assange’s tweet was met with mixed feelings. Rebels With a …

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