Monthly Archives: June 2018

Goods-to-Crypto Marketplace to Eliminate Fiat From Process of Buying Cryptocurrencies

sponsored A goods-to-crypto marketplace says it will make it easier to invest in cryptocurrencies without relying on exchanges or using fiat money. An established company in the mobile finance sector is developing a platform which eliminates fiat money from the process of acquiring and spending cryptocurrency – with a peer-to-peer marketplace where physical goods can be bought and sold in an instant. Ubcoin Market has the ambition of becoming “the world’s first truly efficient alternative to crypto exchanges” – harnessing the familiarity of marketplaces, such as eBay […]

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PR: Viola.AI To Gather Larger Single Women Database

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. SINGAPORE  -  With its Identity and Relationship Verification known as REL-Registry, Viola.AI is set to create the world’s largest single women database on the blockchain for a transparent and safe platform for ladies to meet their potential partners. After being in the […]

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Decentralizing Cryptocurrency Is Hard

“Decentralization shaming” is a popular way for cryptocurrency tribes to laud their anointed altcoin at the expense of the rest. The degree to which a cryptocurrency is free from control by any one entity has become a stick with which to beat projects that don’t measure up to bitcoin, which is all of them. Such arguments are fallacious though, because when you look closely, it becomes evident that all cryptocurrencies are centralized to some degree. Also read: You Can Now 51% Attack a Coin for as Little as […]

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Our Blockchain ‘Can Run The Whole Company’, Says Mastercard Vice Chair at Money20/20

MasterCard remains bullish on blockchain but continues to identify its “use cases,” the company’s vice chair has said. Mastercard has “built a Blockchain that can run the whole” of its network, its vice chair Ann Cairns claimed during the ongoing Money20/20 conference June 4. Speaking at the Amsterdam event, Ann Cairns said the company had deliberately opted to develop a blockchain integration “at scale” while stating the need to identify “real use cases.” “You just don’t replace existing technology with blockchain because you may not create a […]

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Finance Industry Calls Google’s Crypto Ad Ban ‘Unfair’, ‘Troubling’

Google has received major criticism as its feared ban on cryptocurrency advertisements comes into effect this week. Businesses and investors alike went on record this week to pan Google for its cryptocurrency advertisement ban which began June 1, The Independent reports Monday, June 4. The controversial policy, which the internet giant originally announced in March, failed to significantly impact either Bitcoin or altcoin markets Monday, with BTC/USD sustaining new support around $7500. Prices had increased markedly over the weekend, jumping almost $400 to reach highs over $7750. […]

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Former US Federal Prosecutor at Money20/20: ‘A Lot More’ Crimes Committed With Fiat Than Crypto

A former U.S. Federal Prosecutor says we should “get rid of negative connotations” given that “a lot more” crimes have been committed with fiat than crypto. Former U.S. Federal Prosecutor Mary Beth Buchanan spoke at a panel during the Money20/20 Europe conference in Amsterdam Monday, June 4, suggesting that we need to “get rid of the negative connotations” surrounding the emerging crypto industry. Buchanan emphasized that “a lot more” crimes have in fact been committed with fiat currencies, and expanded upon her point in a subsequent interview […]

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John McAfee Announces 2020 Presidential Bid to Serve Crypto Community

John McAfee, of McAfee AntiVirus Software, will be running for president in order to speak his “truth” and give a platform for the crypto community. John McAfee, founder of McAfee Antivirus Software and now prominent crypto enthusiast, announced his bid yesterday, June 3, to run for US president in 2020 as a way to serve the crypto community, according to his Twitter account: In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020. If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will […]

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Leading US Crypto Exchange Coinbase to Expand to Japanese Market

Major US crypto wallet provider and exchange Coinbase has revealed it will expand its trading services to Japan “within the year.” Major US crypto wallet provider and exchange service Coinbase has revealed its plans to enter the Japanese crypto market, Cointelegraph Japan reported Monday, June 4. Coinbase intends to apply for a license with the country’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), “within the year,” a process that has been mandatory for all crypto exchanges operating within the country since the amendment of Japan’s Payment Services […]

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Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices Begin Roll-Out in Indonesia Despite Ban

A network of cryptocurrency enabled Point-of-Sale (POS) payment devices has begun to spread in Indonesia, despite the ban by the central bank. Pundi X is laying the groundwork for Indonesian merchants to accept cryptocurrencies immediately after the rules are changed.    Also Read: Huobi Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) POS Roll-Out Begins Pundi X, a Jakarta-based cryptocurrency payments startup, has reportedly started the deployment of its POS devices in Indonesia. According to its road map, the company expects to reach a minimum deployment of 50,000 XPOS […]

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The Genesis Files: Hashcash or How Adam Back Designed Bitcoin’s Motor Block

[ANNOUNCE] hash cash postage implementation The date is March 28, 1997, when the 2,000-or-so subscribers of the Cypherpunks mailing list receive an email with the above header in their inbox. The sender is a 26-year-old British postdoc at the University of Exeter, a young cryptographer and prolific contributor to the mailing list named Dr. Adam Back. The email includes a description and early implementation of what he describes as a “partial hash collision based postage scheme” — a sort of stamp equivalent for emails, based on a […]

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