Monthly Archives: February 2018

Op Ed: Why Millennials Migrate to Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency in Droves

Millennials welcome new industry dynamics, but they have their own motivations for supporting the ascendancy of open-source, decentralized blockchains, many of which are unique to trends common for their generation. Regardless of the reasons for their backing, millennials are indisputably crucial to the survival of blockchains. Now the largest population on Earth, millennials also enjoy more collective buying power than any other group, with $200 billion in discretionary income in 2017 expected to increase significantly this year. More so than their financial support of blockchain solutions, decentralized […]

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Crypto Market Slightly Grows, Some Altcoins In The Red

Crypto market continues a slight growing trend with some altcoins in the red over a 24-hour period. The cryptocurrency market continues a slight uptrend with half of top 10 coins by market capitalization in the green on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Bitcoin (BTC) has slowed its advance but still managed to increase by 3.79 percent over a 24-hour period with a current trading value of $10,812.50. Among the top 10 coins, IOTA has seen the highest change of 8.21 percent over the last 24 hours, and is now […]

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Rapper 50 Cent Denies He Is Bitcoin Millionaire At Bankruptcy Court

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson who recently confirmed he made hundreds of bitcoins by his album in 2014, has denied he ever obtained bitcoins at his bankruptcy court. Curtis James Jackson III, known more commonly by his stage name “50 Cent”, has denied that he made millions by selling an album for Bitcoin (BTC) in documents filed during his bankruptcy case, The Blast reported Monday, Feb. 26. According to The Blast, TMZ falsely reported in January that he made 700 bitcoins by accepting them as payment for his […]

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Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

Japan’s largest online retailer Rakuten is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency based on Blockchain technology and existing loyalty program. Japan’s largest e-commerce company Rakuten, with a market capitalization of over $12.5 bln, is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency called Rakuten Coin based on Blockchain technology and the existing Rakuten Super Points loyalty program. The announcement was made by Rakuten CEO and founder Hiroshi Mikitani during his speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 27. Mikitani described the newly announced asset as ‎a “borderless […]

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Cryptomining Malware Fuels Most Remote Code Execution Attacks: Study

Malware attacks continue to garner a great deal of attention in the tech world. Short for “malicious software,” its intent is to damage or disable computers and computer systems. Now researchers from the cyber security firm Imperva say they have found the source of 90 percent of remote code execution attacks in December 2017: cryptomining malware. In a blog post dated February 20, 2018, Imperva assesses the recent spike in cryptomining malware attacks. They specifically examine the amount of money the brazen attackers are walking away with, […]

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PR: Viola.AI Announces Worldwide Community-Choice Campaign for the Name, Look and Persona for the World’s Smartest Love Advisor

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The world’s first Blockchain & AI driven Marketplace for love, Viola.AI is the solution to the current dating and relationships challenges worldwide. She will be the first dating and relationship A.I. that evolves with the users to help them in the stages […]

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Las Vegas Strippers Accept Bitcoin via QR Tattoos

There has been a lot of talk recently about the missing representation of women in the male-dominated cryptocurrency ecosystem. While Las Vegas strippers are not the representation some hoped for, they are an example of how bitcoin can help working women control their financial affairs and avoid potential problems with prudish banks. Also Read: Bitpay Bans Payments to Merchants of Explicit Content, Cloud-Mining and Gambling Bitcoin Dancers A Las Vegas news show has featured a segment on an adult entertainment venue in the city which enables its […]

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‘These Guys Just Need Money’: What Do Venezuelan Users Think of the Petro?

Why the cryptocurrencies are not saving the country in a crisis. When the Petro was unveiled to the world by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, he led the cheering squad about what a groundbreaking and successful idea it would be. A government-backed, oil-pegged, cryptocurrency that would aid the ailing Venezuelan nation in their time of crisis with a hyper-inflated currency. However, the pomp and promise of the Petro has quickly been dissected and seen through as the feeling coming from those in Venezuela, as well as those who […]

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Justice Dept Looks to Develop ‘Cryptocurrency Strategy’

Over the past few months, the U.S. government and its special agencies have been ramping up their efforts to try to regulate bitcoin and digital currencies. This week the Justice Department’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke about cryptocurrencies at the Financial Services Roundtable this Monday in Washington, DC. Also read: Sixth Grader Writes a 57-Page Book About Bitcoin The Justice Department’s Cybercrimes Task Force Will Develop a Cryptocurrency Focused Strategy According to multiple reports, the Justice Department is planning to launch a comprehensive strategy for cryptocurrencies. In […]

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How to Easily Recover Old wallet.dat Private Keys With PyWallet

From time to time people tend to remember that they have minded BTC, LTC, DOGE or another of the earlier cryptocoins back in the day when they suddenly find an old wallet.dat file and then the problem with recovering the private keys and the coins in the wallet arises, we often get questions on how to do that. The easiest way would of course be to just copy the wallet.dat file in a new installation of Bitcoin Core or the respective local wallet and wait for the […]

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