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How Blockchain Tech Can Go Mainstream: MoneyConf Madrid 2017

On June 7, 2017, at MoneyConf 2017 in Madrid, David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media, moderated a discussion with Jon Matonis, Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, and Huy Nguyen Trieu, CEO of The Disruptive Group, on the topic of how blockchain technology can go mainstream. Watch the panel below. The post How Blockchain Tech ...

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OpenTimestamps Has Timestamped the Entire Internet Archive — Here’s How

OpenTimestamps, a project led by Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd, just made sure the Internet Archive cannot be forged. Well, sort of. In a blog post published last week, the developer and consultant explained how he used his OpenTimestamps project to timestamp all the Internet Archive’s 750,000,000 files onto Bitcoin’s blockchain. This means that no one — not even the ...

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Private Capital Market Ecosystems Meet the Blockchain

In a move signaling blockchain technology’s continued advancement in the financial world, Hong Kong–based PrivateMarket.io and NY-based Symbiont announced an agreement to build an alternative investment marketplace for closed-end funds utilizing Symbiont’s SmartSecuritiesTM software. The parties anticipate that the marketplace will go live in late 2017. PrivateMarket’s strategic intent is to ensure that a new generation of wealth managers are ...

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Op Ed: Crypto-Investing in the Age of Whales

“That was fast,” I keep saying. Why do I keep saying that? Because I keep this page open in my browser all the time: I had bought bitcoin at $2200. It promptly went down to $1700, and ether went from $203 to $150. The next day. That was fast. In the past five days, ether has gone from $150 to ...

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Infographic: The Rise of Cryptocurrencies in Malaysia

According to a new survey conducted by Luno, the rate of cryptocurrency adoption in Malaysia is on the rise, with bitcoin emerging as a clear favorite.  The infographic below breaks down the hows and whys, covering areas such as bitcoin usage, favorite alternative cryptocurrencies, bitcoin as an investment and its favorability compared to gold, user engagement, and payments with bitcoin.  Read a more thorough analysis ...

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A Bitcoin Beginner’s Guide to Surviving the BIP 148 UASF

This is a re-write of A Bitcoin Beginner’s Guide to Surviving a Coin-Split, specifically addressing issues associated with the upcoming BIP 148 UASF. There is a chance Bitcoin will experience a chain-split on August 1st. A segment of all Bitcoin users is committed to activate a user activated soft fork (UASF) as described in Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 148 (BIP 148). ...

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Dutch Bitcoin Exchange BL3P Expands to Serve 34 European Countries

BL3P announced the expansion of their services into the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). This marks a significant extension from their original operation which primarily served residents of the Netherlands. BL3P, a subsidiary of Bitonic, is a bitcoin exchange founded in 2013 that allows users to buy and sell bitcoin using Euros. With their expansion complete, BL3P’s aims to grow ...

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