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Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces New Blockchain Startup

Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces His New Blockchain StartupFormer Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is dipping his feet back into the crypto industry as he wants to help Japan become a powerhouse within the blockchain economy. The former CEO of the now-defunct exchange told the media on June 5 about his new venture called Tristan Technologies. Also read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles […]

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Localbitcoins Removes In-Person Cash Trades Forcing Traders to Look Elsewhere

Localbitcoins Removes In Person Cash Trades Forcing Traders to Look for AlternativesOn June 1, cryptocurrency enthusiasts were shocked to hear that the peer-to-peer exchange Localbitcoins has ceased offering in-person cash trades. According to a few users, all pending fiat trades have been canceled, leaving local traders who prefer cash high and dry and forced to seek other avenues. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Gathers […]

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Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Gathers Thousands of Pre-Launch Signups

Bitcoin.com's Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Gathers Thousands of Signups WorldwideOn June 4, Bitcoin.com is gearing up to launch our peer-to-peer trading platform Local.Bitcoin.com. After the exchange was announced, the public were invited to create their accounts and place orders. So far the exchange has seen a huge swarm of interest, with over 4,500 signups to date. Also read: Bitcoin.com Celebrates 4 Million Wallets Created […]

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Local.Bitcoin.com Aims to Spread Economic Freedom Through P2P Exchange of BCH

Local.Bitcoin.com Aims to Spread Economic Freedom in a P2P FashionOn June 4, Bitcoin.com is launching a peer-to-peer marketplace called Local.Bitcoin.com that will allow users from around the world to buy and sell bitcoin cash (BCH). Now crypto enthusiasts and traders can create a pre-launch account to explore the trading platform and create orders on the exchange in advance. Also read: Bitcoin.com Celebrates 4 Million […]

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Blockchain’s Adoption Challenge Is a Human Problem, Not Technical

The “blockchain” concept has potential to be very powerful, but only if society is willing to change direction and purpose, says Maja Vujinovic.

Kenyan Crypto Adoption and Trading Grows Despite Warnings from Regulators

Kenyan Crypto Adoption and Trading Grows Despite Warnings from RegulatorsOver the last two years, the Kenyan government and central bank have been discussing how to regulate bitcoin and other digital currencies. In March 2018, the Central Bank of Kenya warned the general public about cryptocurrency investments. After those warnings, the region’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) cautioned the public again after investigating a project called […]

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Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher Learning

Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher LearningDigital asset holders and organizations have been donating funds to a number of well-known universities. These days a slew of popular colleges like Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Puget Sound, and Princeton all accept digital currency donations or have high-net-worth crypto backers funding these schools. On the flip side of higher education, many of the world’s prestigious […]

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Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018

Survey: 'Blockchain' Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018A survey has determined that advertisers believe the word “blockchain” to have been the most overrated of 2018. This is hardly a surprise as many companies from fields completely unrelated to cryptocurrency claimed to use or test blockchain technology last year with little to show for it. Also Read: In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare […]

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The Fallacy That Blockchain Is Stuck in One Place

Blockchain skeptics wrongly assume that the technology is in stasis, writes Michael J. Casey.

Immutability Questioned After Steemit Blog Bans 9/11 Blackmailer’s Account

Immutability Questioned After Steemit Blog Bans 9/11 Blackmailer's AccountThe blockchain-powered blogging platform Steemit is being accused of centralization and censorship. On Jan. 7, 2019, the hacker group The Dark Overlord had its account banned from Steemit by a developer known as ‘Jredbeard’ for violating the company’s terms of service agreement. Also Read: Developer Releases Cash-DB, a Terab Project Fork for the BCH Network Steemit […]

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