Monthly Archives: March 2018

This Week in Bitcoin: A New Dawn

It’s too early to tell whether the crypto markets are out of the woods and inching back into the light. If a doctor was giving the prognosis, she would probably venture that we should remain “cautiously optimistic”. But if the top stories from this week in bitcoin are an indicator, there’s every reason to feel confident about the shape of crypto to come. Also read: Bitcoin Ransomware Attack Halts Major American City’s Government and Police Battle of the Acronyms Words are constantly evolving. “Literally” used to mean literally, […]

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China Filed The Most Blockchain Patents In 2017

China is the global leader in filing for patents on Blockchain technology, filing more than double the US. The most patent filings for Blockchain technology to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2017 came from China, Financial Times reports March 25. Data collected by Thomson Reuters from the international patent organization show that over half of the 406 patents in 2017 were from China: the country filed 225 Blockchain patents, followed by the US (91), and Australia (13). Patent applications for Blockchain technology tripled last year. […]

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Crypto Mania Peaked Around Christmas, Fallen Markedly Since Says IG Group

As if it wasn’t clear enough, we just got another indication that the cryptocurrency markets have soured for price speculators. One of the biggest names in the contracts-for-difference field, IG Group, has revealed that crypto CFD trading is on the decline this year. Also Read: Monthly Web Traffic for Major Bitcoin Exchanges Falls by Half Cryptocurrency Trading Fattens IG Group’s Profit Margins UK-headquartered CFD and spread-betting giant IG Group (LON:IGG) has reported its quarterly results for the three months period which ended 28 February 2018, showing cryptocurrency […]

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PR: Waste to Energy Platform 4NEW to Implement Ocular KYC Solution Before Completing Crowdfunding Sale

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. London, England. 4NEW announced today that it will pause the current fundraising efforts on March 27, three days earlier than planned in order to allow the team to complete implementation of their KYC/Anti- Money Laundering (AML) compliance solution from technology partner, Ocular. […]

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New Abstract Painting Series Offers Crypto To Anyone Who Can Solve Its Puzzles

A new painting series allows anyone the chance to try to solve its abstract puzzles, with access to cryptocurrencies as a reward to finding the private key. Artist Andy Bauch’s new painting series “New Money,” combines art and crypto by hiding abstract codes in his Lego artwork, the paintings representing the private keys to wallets containing as much as $9000 worth of cryptocurrencies each, Gizmodo reported Friday, March 23. Buying this piece does not mean that you own the private key, as anyone who figures out the […]

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Venezuelans to Buy Homes and Property with State Cryptocurrency

Venezuelans will be able to buy houses and other property with their new national cryptocurrency. Real estate deals in petro will be authorized in April, President Maduro announced. The government will also finance the construction of 230,000 new homes using funds from the pre-sale of the oil-backed crypto.   Also read: Rubles Can Buy You Petro Maduro Says While Denominating Venezuela’s Currency Four Economic Zones to Accept Petro Payments All citizens and legal entities in Venezuela can now buy the national cryptocurrency through its website and soon they […]

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Crypto Markets Slightly Down After Week Of Growth

Crypto markets have slightly dropped in 24 hours to press time, but are still in the green over a 7-day period. March 25: cryptocurrency markets have seen a slight decline over 24 hours to press time, but are still in the green over the seven-day period. All top-10 cryptocurrencies listed on Coin360 are in the red over the past 24 hours, with the total market cap sitting at around $330 bln at press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has lost as much as 5 percent of its value, trading […]

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Tennessee Passes Bill Recognizing Smart Contracts and Blockchain Transactions

The governor of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that recognizes “the legal authority to use blockchain technology and smart contracts in conducting electronic transactions.” The new bill also “protects the ownership rights of certain information secured by blockchain technology” under state law. Also Read: Hydro-Quebec Turns Down New Applications for Crypto Mining Operations Tennessee Legislature Passes Law Recognizing Blockchain Transactions The general assembly of the state of Tennessee has passed a new bill that legally recognizes transactions conducted using a blockchain, in addition to ownership rights […]

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US CLOUD Act Passes, Giving Gov’ts Easier Access To Private Data Stored By US Tech Companies

The contentious Cloud Act, a bill concerning the process of acquiring the data of both US citizens and foreign citizens from US companies, has passed into law. The CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act) — a contentious last minute addition to the $1.3 trln federal spending bill that will allow the US government more access to Americans’ data for law enforcement purposes, as well as foreign governments access to US companies for data on their own citizens — has been signed into law by […]

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Social Media App to Reward Users For Their Time With Cryptocurrency

sponsored An upcoming social network is taking on big players by offering no censorship, rethinking advertising and paying 90 percent of a post’s revenue to content creators and fans A new social media app powered by Blockchain is vowing to turn procrastination into profit by incentivizing users for creating and liking content– rewarding social media users for their time and creativity spent online. APPICS is going to be established as one of the first Smart Media Tokens (SMT) on the Steem Blockchain, where the concept of transforming […]

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