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Qchain’s Forward Advancement Amid the Changing World of ICOs

  Alongside Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in global interest and price has been a frenzy of activity around initial coin offerings (ICO).   According to the online coin offering tracker Coinschedule, in 2017 alone there have been nearly 250 ICOs collectively raising over $3 billion. This heightened interest combined with the potential for lucrative returns has prompted fears ...

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The Rublix Vision for Crypto Investing

With the exponential growth of cryptocurrency businesses, investing can be complex. This complexity has no doubt hindered mass adoption and prompted the need for trusted user-friendly tools to attract more traditional investors. Specializing in blockchain and smart contract technology, the Canadian technology company Rublix is building a network that could make – not just cryptocurrency trading – but any trading ...

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NextBlock CEO Alex Tapscott Cancels Plans to Go Public and Will Return Money to Investors

Alex Tapscott, CEO of NextBlock Global, a venture capital company investing in blockchain technologies, announced in a press release yesterday that he is canceling their plans to go public through a reverse takeover (RTO) of Nobelium Tech Corp., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Tapscott said the young company had “stumbled” in falsely listing some crypto and ...

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Survey Polls American Awareness of Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

In October 2017, LendEDU, a marketplace for financing loans, credit cards and other financial products, polled 1,000 Americans asking a series of questions related to Ethereum, Ripple and initial coin offerings (ICOs). They did this to gain insight into the average American’s perception of cryptocurrency. The poll was conducted by online polling company OnePoll, which acted as a third party ...

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Giga Watt Partnership Boosts Crowd-Gaming Ecosystem

Located in the State of Washington northeast of Grand Coulee Dam, the nation’s largest producer of hydroelectric power, Giga Watt is continuing its steady ascent into one of the top crypto mining operations in the world. Recently, Giga Watt announced a partnership with the decentralized cloud gaming platform, Playkey. The partnership will employ Giga Watt’s powerful computing infrastructure to expand ...

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Introducing a Programming Language so Simple, It “Fits on a T-shirt”

Blockstream is introducing Simplicity, a new programming language for blockchain-based smart contracts, intended for inclusion in Blockstream’s sidechains and eventually in Bitcoin. The new language was presented by its creator, Russell O’Connor, Infrastructure Tech Developer at Blockstream, at the ACM SIGSAC Workshop on Programming Languages and Analysis for Security (PLAS 2017). “Simplicity is a blockchain programming language that is so ...

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Funding the Blockchain Future of the Digital Media Industry

BTC Media, the largest media group in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, announced the launch of BTC Labs, a venture studio focusing on launching and incubating blockchain applications for the digital media industry on September 25, 2017.   BTC Labs, in turn, introduced Storyboard Ventures, a venture financing arm of the organization, seeded with $2 million to fund forward-thinking and promising ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin’s Parabolic Envelope Could Push to $8000s

Bitcoin has had a quite a year thus far, to say the least. A 10x return since the beginning of the year has put bitcoin on a parabolic growth path that is testing the limits of this 2-year long bull market: Figure 1: BTC-USD, 3-Day Candles, Parabolic Growth Envelope The gains have been incredible for those trading bitcoin for the ...

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Confideal’s Crusade to Harness the Power of Smart Contracts

In his book “Down The Rabbit Hole: Discover The Power of Blockchain,” author Tim Lea highlights the evolution of smart contracts and their use ensuing from the blockchain. “The term smart contract was first coined by a computer scientist Nick Szabo,” Lea writes. “In his 1996 article in the magazine Extrophy, he broadly described a smart contract as the ability ...

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Op Ed: Three Legal Pitfalls to Avoid in Blockchain Smart Contracts

Increasing improvements to blockchain technology — which allows for the transfer of ownership without the use of a centralized third party (such as a bank) — has resulted in the mass availability of blockchain “smart contracts.” A smart contract is a prewritten software program that automatically performs each party’s obligation in an “if-then” format, while taking advantage of blockchain’s decentralized ...

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