Monthly Archives: June 2018

Smart Cities and Blockchain: Four Countries Where AI and DLT Exist Hand-in-Hand

Blockchain to make the concept of Smart Cities more than real, with numerous projects already tested or adopted in Dubai, US, China and Europe. Have you ever heard about smart cities where traffic, public services and document circulation are fully automated? The smart city concept integrates big data and the internet of things (IoT) to optimize the efficiency of urban processes and services and connect to residents. One example of this innovation could be light sensors that save electricity and road surveillance costs. The basis for how […]

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This Village Decided to Launch Japan’s First Municipal ICO

A village in Japan has announced its decision to launch an initial coin offering in order to secure funds for creating a sustainable region. This will be the first time in Japan for a municipality to use a token sale to raise funds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Local Government Launching ICO A village in Japan has decided to issue an initial coin offering (ICO) which it describes as “Japan’s first decision to issue a regional ICO by a local government.” Nishiawakura Village […]

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Crypto Markets See Only Slight Gains and Losses With BTC, ETH in the Green

Crypto markets keep experiencing mixed signals since last Sunday’s drop – BTC, ETH in the green, but just slightly. Crypto markets continue seeing mixed signals since last Sunday’s market slump, with four out of the top ten coins on CoinMarketCap in the green today, June 17. Market visualization from Coin360 Total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is holding steady from yesterday’s levels around $280 bln, up from a mid-week low of $264 bln. Total market capitalization chart from CoinMarketCap Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at an average of […]

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Hodler’s Digest, June 11-17: A Regulatory Win for Ethereum and a Falling Market

Why does Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse think that China could control most of Bitcoin? Find out more in our Hodler’s Digest. Top Stories This Week Fundstrat’s Tom Lee Points To Bitcoin Futures As Reason For Price Declines Tom Lee released a report this week that posited that the reason for the falling price of Bitcoin can be linked to the expiration of Bitcoin futures contracts. According to Lee, Bitcoin’s price usually drops around 10 days before the expiration of the futures contract, but then rises again about 6 […]

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EOS Has Issues

The EOS mainnet is less than a week old but already the much-vaunted blockchain has ran into a spate of issues ranging from the minor to the critical. Teething problems with new blockchains are to be expected, but the numeracy of these, coupled with a series of other anomalies, have had EOS critics scratching their heads and developers on the defensive. Also read: Satoshi Nakamoto Known to CIA? FBI? Created by NSA? Search Intensifies There’s Never a Dull Day in EOS Land The EOS soap opera has made […]

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The Reasonable Network

This article is my advice on how reasonable people can have a public discussion that is strong enough to avoid being derailed by trolls, no matter who they are. I believe the key is the conviction that if there were such a thing as a reasonable public discussion, everyone else would depend on the conclusions that it arrived at. Thus, everyone taking part in the discussion will tend to prefer to follow the rules over anything that might serve a conflicting interest. Also read: Markets Update: SEC Adds […]

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Ex-Denver Post Journalists, Editors Launch New Blockchain-Powered Colorado News Outlet

A group of journalists and editors formerly of the Denver Post have left to start a new blockchain-powered local Colorado news outlet, The Colorado Sun. Former Denver Post reporters and editors plan to launch a new local media outlet in partnership with ConsenSys-backed blockchain startup Civil Media Company, The New York Times reports today, June 17. According to the Times, the group left The Denver Post to create a new local state online newspaper, The Colorado Sun, after newsroom layoffs and deteriorating morale following newspaper’s change in […]

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Six Fake Crypto Exchange Sites Busted by Ukraine’s Cyberpolice

The cybercrime combating unit of the Ukrainian police has uncovered a network of fraudulent crypto trading websites. Four people are suspected of offering the fake online exchange services. They have maintained at least six platforms luring cryptocurrency traders with deceptive messages. Also read: Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies Police on the Lookout for More Fake Exchangers Officers from Ukraine’s Cyberpolice have exposed an organized group of scammers who created a network of fake online exchangers offering conversion of cryptocurrencies. According to a press release issued by […]

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EOS Blockchain Back Up and Running Again After Yesterday’s ‘Pause’

The EOS Mainnet is back up again, after facing technical issues and “pausing” on June 16. The recently launched EOS blockchain has resumed operations today, June 17, after “pausing” due to technical issues on June 16, according to the EOS network monitor. The EOS network monitor is currently showing that EOS block producers (BPs) – the equivalent of miners on the Bitcoin blockchain – are “producing right now.” Yesterday, multiple sources reported an issue with the EOS Mainnet, or blockchain, that led to network operations “freezing” less […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: An End to 51% Attacks and Who Controls Bitcoin?

This week we reported about a suggested solution to 51% attacks, a hacked exchange that was blamed for tanking the market and a cannabis-themed cryptocurrency bringing peace to the world. We also learned, in this week’s most commented-on article, who really controls Bitcoin and why it won’t become a global currency, according to the CEO of Ripple. Also Read: Get Them While You Can Gamers, Graphics Cards Prices Have Crashed Hack Takes a Toll on Crypto Markets The big news on Monday was another hacked South Korean crypto exchange. […]

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