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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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International Blockchain Model of the future?

According to a recent Juniper Research study “Blockchain Enterprise Survey”, IBM is seen as the number one provider of blockchain to business, well ahead of its competitors. These results are based on a survey of 400 business users from organisations actively considering, or in the process of deploying blockchain technology. …

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Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Could Be a Very Profitable Business Model

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are now a major business, with the global market capitalization of these coins exceeding $170 billion at their recent peak, according to Coin Market Cap. Bitcoin alone has reached over $70 billion in value, up from nothing when it was created just eight years ago. A …

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A Bitcoin Law for Every State? Interest and Animosity Greet Model US Regulation

A two-year effort to unify cryptocurrency business regulations across the U.S. has concluded – now, the technology’s enthusiasts just have to convince legislators to enact it. Established in 1982, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) is a non-profit association made up of 350 commissioners. All are lawyers by trade, and their goal is to …

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How Kidnappers Tried to Auction British Model for Bitcoin

Members of the criminal group called the Black Death Group have kidnapped and tried to auction 20-year-old British model Chloe Ayling to the highest bidder online, Telegraph reports. The kidnappers asked a starting price of slightly over $350,000 in the form of the digital currency Bitcoin for Ayling. The 20-year-old …

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bitcoin auction for instagram model

Chloe Ayling with her son. Instagram The anonymity of bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, has made it a darling of criminals and the so-called dark web.  The Italian mafia has used bitcoin to launder money for its illicit activities, for instance, and the notorious WannaCry hackers extorted over $140,000 worth of the …

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Too Many Cryptocurrencies? Huobi Launches Quantitative Model for Investors

Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has released a quantitative analysis model that evaluates different blockchain-based currencies using a range of variables. Named SMARTChain and designed with support from academics, the model intends to serve as a guide for global investors who have an interest in cryptocurrencies and a need for a more scientific way to appraise each platform’s differences. Currently …

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Messenger app Kik betting on its own cryptocurrency to upend the online business model

Kik Interactive Inc.’s messaging app for BlackBerrys was a runaway hit when it launched in October 2010, though it mostly did what every other messaging app does: send messages. Since then, though, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company has made a name for itself as an innovator in a commodified industry. It …

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Say Hello to the Multi-Blockchain Business Model

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to subscribers. Our latest State of Blockchain report, released this week, reveals that VC funding for …

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