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Will blockchain really break the internet’s ‘feudal model’, or is it just a glorified spreadsheet?

“The current Internet is based on a feudal economic model,” Dennis Avorin, a Malta-based tech policy expert says, explaining how the ownership of the internet is in the hands of a few large companies. “We kind of pay them by giving away our data for free, and in return we …

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Can Blockchain Save Us from the Internet’s Original Sin?

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series of columns, Casey looks at how blockchain might free society from the stranglehold of the four giant data hogs of …

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One of the Internet’s Gatekeepers Is Eyeing Sneaky Cryptocurrency Miners

Cloudflare, an internet security company founded in 2010, has quickly become an integral part of how many websites operate. As one of the largest purveyors of protection against denial-of-service attacks, Now, the company is setting its sights on the growing trend of websites hijacking their visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. …

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Internet’s Largest Bitcoin Mixer Shuts Down Realizing Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous

BitMixer, the world’s most popular Bitcoin mixing service has announced last weekend it was shutting down operations effective immediately. Bitcoin mixing is a process of taking money from one account and breaking it into hundreds or thousands of smaller transactions to transfer it to another account. For years, it was …

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GMO Internet’s crypto-currency business boosts customer safeguards amid cyber attacks worldwide

GMO-Z.com Coin refers to information leaks from various online services and the abuse of data stolen from third parties. GMO-Z.com Coin, the recently launched crypto-currency exchange business of GMO Internet Inc (TYO:9449), is planning to beef customer safeguards in light of the rise of cyber attacks worldwide. In a brief …

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