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Living on the blockchain is a game changer for Estonian citizens — Quartz

Estonia is often described as a genuinely digital society. Today a majority of government services are offered 24/7 online, and data integrity is ensured by blockchain technology. You can use medical e-prescriptions, file taxes, or even buy a car online without needing to go to the vehicle registration office. There …

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Don’t fall for JPMorgan’s hype about its “JPM Coin” cryptocurrency — Quartz

For marketing purposes, cryptocurrency packs a wallop for the world’s mega banks. Their PR departments carefully place announcements about crypto projects and blockchain trials with preferred, high-profile news outlets that run glowing stories about them. There are reasons to be skeptical about these stories. Swiss stalwart UBS, along with 10 or …

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What to read and watch about bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency — Quartz

Finding trustworthy and in-depth information about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies is notoriously difficult. The space is filled with crypto evangelists and purported “blockchain experts,” with massive—and often undeserved—followings. Luckily, in this bizarre industry, there are also brilliant, patient, and sober-minded people. These are speakers of truth—who build, explain, and question—and …

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Should I buy bitcoin? Consult the Quartz flowchart — Quartz

During the cryptocurrency boom,  investors who didn’t buy early could only look longingly as prices soared and bitcoin minted millionaires. Now that the market has plunged, prices are back to where they were in mid-2017. For the crypto-curious, this may seem like a good time to take the plunge. But …

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A complete guide to cryptocurrency after the crash — Quartz

If one person embodies the unbridled audacity and optimism of bitcoin investors, it’s Didi Taihuttu. In the midst of bitcoin’s 2017 explosion, the Dutch businessman and father of three sold virtually all his possessions, including his home, to bet on the continued ascent of the cryptocurrency and its digital record-keeping …

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A cryptocurrency glossary — Quartz

The world of cryptocurrency can be bewildering for the uninitiated, and its confusing word salad of terms doesn’t help. Here’s a primer with some basic vocabulary to get you started: Private key: A critical code that allows access to a digital currency wallet. Think of it as a password that can’t be …

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Crypto company Ripple forces Swift to change — Quartz

Ripple, a seven-year-old company that uses blockchain technology for payments, has grand ambitions to revolutionize the way banks send money to each other internationally. Whether it gets anywhere close to reaching such a lofty aspiration remains to be seen, but it has at least succeeded at pumping competition (and attention!) …

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India fears that bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies may hurt rupee — Quartz India

From money laundering to terror financing, the risks associated with cryptocurrencies are well known. But a high-level panel tasked with drafting rules for India’s virtual currency ecosystem is now obsessed with its impact on a less-explored area. The committee, led by the top bureaucrat Subhash Chandra Garg is believed to be in …

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