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Dogecoin up 20% as it starts trading on Robinhood

By | 2018-07-17T17:26:52+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges|Tags: , |

Dogecoin can now be bought commission-free on Robinhood Crypto. Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash were added to Robinhood last week. There are now five different cryptocurrencies on Robinhood. Robinhood Crypto is currently available in 17 states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IN, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NJ, NM, PA, TX, UT, VA, and WI.

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Oasis labs Privacy first blockchain with hundreds of times better performance and lower cost

By | 2018-07-17T00:44:04+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency|Tags: , , , |

Oasis Labs is building a privacy-first, high-performance cloud computing platform on blockchain. Oasis Technology has the following capabilities: * Privacy-preserving smart contracts: programmed and self-enforceable privacy protection without relying on any central party. Privacy is built into each layer from the application down to hardware. * High-performance for real-world complex applications. Oasis believes scalability is more [...]

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SpeedyChain – Blockchain for smart cities

By | 2018-07-14T17:58:01+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech, world|

A smart city will use millions to billions of teraBytes of data. There will be information and communication technology to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and improve the efficiency of urban services such as utilities, energy, and transportation. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are an integral part of smart cities. ITS use sensing, communication, [...]

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Russian Hacking indictments charge cyberhacking with malware and payments with bitcoin

By | 2018-07-13T16:57:56+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: cryptocurrency, world|Tags: , , , |

Twelve Russian nationals have been indicted for committing federal crimes that were intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. All twelve defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian Federation intelligence agency within the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian military. These GRU officers tried to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic [...]

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China shutdown cryptotrading but investors still access trading

By | 2018-07-11T06:37:33+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , |

China’s central bank says the buying and selling of bitcoin in RMB has fallen from a peak of 90% of the world’s total to less than 1% since September 2017. In February 2018, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) issued a statement that it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO [...]

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How Cryptocurrencies can become the future of Money

By | 2018-07-10T06:27:59+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges|Tags: , , , |

eToro and the Imperial College of London have a 25 page paper that describes how cryptocurrencies can become mainstream. * Cryptocurrencies can become units of account only if there is a friendly and conducive regulatory environment. * This could then allow businesses to accept cryptocurrencies as payment systems in a broader context. * The wider use [...]

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IBM will use Stellar to digitize Australian government

By | 2018-07-10T05:44:15+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, quantum computing, world|Tags: , , |

IBM has a US$740 million (A$1 billion) contract with the Australian government to power everything from hardware and cloud services to AI, quantum computing and blockchain research. Australia wants more self-service, automation and digitization to Australia's government services. There will be joint programs in cybersecurity, enhancements to existing contracts with several agencies and the deployment of [...]

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Bitcoin Dominance at 43% of overall cryptomarket

By | 2018-07-10T04:55:03+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, cryptocurrency, exchanges|Tags: , , |

Bitcoin was 85% of the overall cryptocurrency market in January 2017. Bitcoin dominant has slopped to 43% of the overall cryptocurrency market. It was as low as 33% in January 2018. SOURCE - coinmarketcap

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Coinbase or Binance are the two leading cryptocurrency exchanges

By | 2018-07-10T00:30:18+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , , |

Coinbase is best for beginners and allows you to use your bank account, credit card or PayPal to purchase major cryptocurrencies. Binance lets you trade up to 300 different coins and the fees are far lower than Coinbase. If you want to get involved in Ripple, Stellar or many of the other coins, then Binance is [...]

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Carnival of Space 568 – planning for a trillion years – humanity should move to Virgo Cluster

By | 2018-07-04T00:34:58+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: world|Tags: , , |

Maybe 30-60% chance we are alone in the Universe 1. Universe Today - New Model Predicts That We’re Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe When they combined these uncertainties, rather than the guesswork that often go into the Fermi Paradox, Sandberg, Drexler and Ord got a distribution as a result. Naturally, this resulted [...]

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Swiss BIS describes cryptocurrency problems in detail

By | 2018-06-18T12:03:12+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech|Tags: , , |

Swiss-based BIS says cryptocurrencies have design flaws and cannot replace current payment system load. The Bank for International Settlements told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time. BIS makes their case in a 24 page report. Most modern-day transactions occur through means ultimately supported by central banks, over time a wide range of public [...]

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Carnival of Space 564

By | 2018-06-05T07:16:46+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: technology, world|Tags: , |

1. Blasting News - Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has saved ‘The Expanse’ 2. Blasting News - Alan Bean explored the moon and then told the story in paint 3. Blasting News - Jeff Bezos made another announcement at ISDC 4. The Hill - Guess who’s unhappy about Elon Musk’s SpaceX 5. Blasting News - Bill Nelson touts [...]

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