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Cryptocurrency Ransom Demanded for Wife of Norwegian Tycoon

OSLO — The wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman has been kidnapped, and demands have been made for a hefty ransom paid in cryptocurrency, the police revealed this week, as a drama that had been playing out secretly for months burst into public view. Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen went missing on …

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Atari Explains What ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon’ On Blockchain Even Means

When you think of Atari, you think of the classic video game company. But when you think of blockchain, you either think of the hyper-contemporary crypto technology of secure linked hashes, or you don’t think of anything at all because you’re so confused. And we were confused too when news …

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Atari Goes Crypto, Plans to Launch Smash Hit RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch on the Blockchain

  Long-time video game creator Atari is teaming up with Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands to create blockchain versions of popular games RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch and Goon Squad. The new versions are set for launch sometime after June 2019. They will utilize non-fungible tokens (NFTs) backed by blockchain technology to ensure …

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Atari partners with Animoca to put ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon’ on the blockchain

Arcade and video game company Atari SA announced today a partnership with Animoca Brands Ltd. to publish blockchain-based versions of classic Atari games. As part of the partnership, Animoca will receive the rights to develop and publish blockchain-based versions of the Atari mobile game titles “RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch” and “Goon Squad” globally, …

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Atari and Animoca Brands will do blockchain-based Rollercoaster Tycoon and Goon Squad games

Atari and Animoca Brands have teamed up to make blockchain versions of Atari‘s classic RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch and Goon Squad games. Blockchain, the secure and transparent technology for verifying digital transactions in decentralized networks, is coming to video games. RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch has more than 19 million downloads and is …

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Russian Bitcoin Tycoon Expands Into Africa – Forbes

Forbes Russian Bitcoin Tycoon Expands Into AfricaForbesVladimir Smerkis, the founder of The Token Fund, is one of a handful of visible figures to rise on the blockchain scene alongside Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and Bitcoin ambassador Andreas Antonopoulos. His fund, which opened in early 2017, runs … Original Source

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A Chinese Bitcoin Tycoon and His Record-Breaking ICO

One of China’s biggest bitcoin investors has raised approximately $82m in an initial coin offering (ICO), setting a new record for the novel fundraising method in China. Led by entrepreneur Li Xiaolai, Press.One bills itself as a decentralized content distribution platform based on the recently launched EOS blockchain. In total, the ICO collected 5,853 bitcoin, …

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Bitcoin ‘creator’ races to patent technology with gambling tycoon

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE – The man who last year made global headlines by claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is working with a fugitive online gambling entrepreneur to file scores of patents relating to the digital currency and its underlying technology, blockchain. Craig Wright, the Australian computer scientist who …

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Bitcoin’s “creator” races to patent technology with gambling tycoon

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE – The man who last year made global headlines by claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is working with a fugitive online gambling entrepreneur to file scores of patents relating to the digital currency and its underlying technology, blockchain. Craig Wright, the Australian computer scientist who …

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