Monthly Archives: March 2018

Minds Wants to Offer a Blockchain-Based Alternative to Facebook

The decentralized social media platform Minds is making moves to implement the Ethereum blockchain into its core features. After launching in 2015, Minds.com has quickly grown to one million registered accounts and over 73 million unique page views. Now, the project is taking decentralization even further with the launch of the Minds Crypto Social Network. This evolution of the platform will make it a fully functioning dApp running on the Ethereum blockchain for both mobile and web devices, replete with a white paper to outline this direction […]

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Why Token Curated Registries Could Become the Lists of the Future

People have a fetish for lists: frequent versus infrequent; business versus personal. There are grocery lists, to-do lists, bucket lists, Oscar nomination lists, top charts, top movies and top restaurants. By utilizing blockchain technology, token-curated registries (TCRs), that is, decentralized lists created with underlying economic incentives, have the potential to increase the accuracy and governance of any online list. Online Lists Created by Centralized Companies In 2018, most public online lists are curated by a centralized company or individual. Public online lists include: Spotify’s “Rap Caviar Playlist,” […]

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Massachusetts Regulator Halts Five Firms’ ‘Unregistered’ ICO Sales

Massachusetts securities regulator halted operations of 5 ICO projects, ruling the firms were selling unregistered securities. The Massachusetts Securities ‎Division has recently issued consent orders requiring permanent suspension of five Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), citing that the firms are selling ‘unregistered securities’, as Finance Magnates reported on Tuesday, March 27. According to official data, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin ordered five firms, Mattervest, Pink Ribbon ICO, Across Platforms, ‎Sparkco, and 18 ‎Moons to shut down the sale of their tokens in the state. The […]

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Bitfinex Rejects All Present and Future Venezuelan Cryptocurrencies

Bitfinex has announced that it will not list or transact Venezuela’s new “oil-backed cryptocurrency” or any other tokens that the country may issue in the future, citing U.S. sanctions. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government has reportedly set the minimum investment amount for the petro initial coin offering.  Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions Bitfinex’s Restrictions on the Petro Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced on Tuesday its stance regarding Venezuela’s new digital currency, the petro (PTR). “We see the PTR as having limited […]

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How Many Americans Really Own Crypto, Skewed Results of Polls and Surveys

A recent survey by Finder.com regarding American cryptocurrency ownership and American sentiments toward cryptocurrency does not provide accurate representations of the American demographic. A recent survey conducted by Finder set out to find cryptocurrency ownership, interest, and gender distribution statistics for the American population. The survey discovered that 92 percent of the American population has not purchased cryptocurrency and only eight percent of them plan on investing in cryptocurrency in the future. However, research indicates that Finder’s survey is not the most accurate representation of cryptocurrency demographics […]

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OmiseGO And Vitalik Buterin Donate $1 Million In Crypto To Charity For Ugandan Refugees

Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin has partnered with OmiseGO to donate $1 mln in ERC20 tokens to African charity GiveDirectly. East Africa-based charity GiveDirectly has expanded into cryptocurrency with a $1 mln donation in crypto tokens from decentralized payment network OmiseGO, it announced Tuesday, March 27. The donation, which OmiseGO contributed together with Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin, will see GiveDirectly continue an experimental scheme aimed directly at refugees, providing 12,000 grants to families in Uganda. A pilot scheme has already seen 4,400 families receive $650, TechCrunch reported Tuesday, […]

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Coingeek to Fund the BCH Anonymizer Mixing Platform ‘Cash Shuffle’

On March 28 the Calvin Ayre-owned blockchain and mining firm, Coingeek, announced it would be funding the privacy-centric bitcoin cash (BCH) project ‘Cash Shuffle.’ The project Cash Shuffle is a mixer tool designed to shuffle BCH to increase transaction anonymity. Also read: China’s Huawei Rumored to Partner with Cold Storage Smartphone Maker Blockchain Firm Coingeek Funds the Privacy-Centric BCH Mixing Platform Cash Shuffle Over the past few months, the company Coingeek has been investing in blockchain projects across the bitcoin cash ecosystem. The firm owned by the entrepreneur […]

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Steven Seagal Karate Chops Bitcoiin ICO Goodbye

Celebrity endorsements of ICOs are a great way for projects to get mainstream media exposure and might appear to be a risk-free way for the stars to get some tokens. However, if a specific ICO, or the entire industry, gets negative press it can hurt the reputation of anyone associated with them. For example, Steven Seagal seems to have decided that his link to the Bitcoiin ICO is no longer in his best interests.      Also Read: Twitter Confirms Restrictions on ICOs and Cryptocurrency Token Sale […]

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Members of the US Futures Self Regulator (NFA) Asked to Report Virtual Currency Activities

In the United States, there is one agency that is charged with the responsibility of regulating futures. The agency is known as the US National Futures Association, and it is the official Self-Regulatory Organization. In a new move that is meant to streamline the market, this organization has announced that members that are involved with the services of the digital coins and other related products should register and report all their undertakings. Organizations Given the Notice The announcement by the Self Regulatory Organization (SRO) was made on […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, March 28

Technical analysis on top 9 cryptocurrencies. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Following regulators around the world, technology giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter are now taking actions against initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies in terms of advertising. Will this dent the popularity of cryptocurrencies? […]

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