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The Genesis System Wants to Record Cleaned Fracking Water on the Blockchain

There are more than 900,000 active gas and oil wells in the United States, according to Drillinginfo. Unfortunately, recycling and cleaning the contaminated water has not been an option, with companies typically transporting the produced and flowback water in barrels to underground disposal well facilities. That is until now. U.S.-based Genesis Research & Technology Group […]

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Did Ethereum ICO? Founder Joe Lubin Gives Uncertain Answer

The early history of ethereum was up for discussion at an event debuting a new Quartz video series highlighting the potential of blockchain this week. There, Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney asked one of the protocol’s co-inventors, Joseph Lubin: When ether first went on the open market in 2015, “Was that technically an ICO?” Perhaps a nod […]

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Russian Entrepreneur Files for Trademarks on Vodka Brands “Bitcoin” and “Ethereum”

News Russian native and entrepreneur Dmitry Troitsky has plans on creating a product line of vodka named after some popular cryptocurrencies. Troitsky has filed for trademark patents in order to develop three distinct vodka brands called “Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic.” Also read: Bitcoin Accessibility From a Blind Person’s Perspective Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic Vodka […]

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Bitcoin Thrives as Chaos Worsens in Venezuela and Zimbabwe

Ashour Iesho · October 25, 2017 · 4:30 pm As the economic crises in Venezuela and Zimbabwe further deepen, more and more citizens are turning to Bitcoin mining in order to survive.  Bitcoin is taking over Venezuela and Zimbabwe   In the last couple of months, the economic crisis in Venezuela has affected more and more […]

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Stagnation Nation: Middle Class Wealth Is Locked Up In Housing And Retirement Funds

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The majority of middle class wealth is locked up in unproductive assets or assets that only become available upon retirement or death. One of my points in Why Governments Will Not Ban Bitcoin was to highlight how few families had the financial wherewithal to invest in bitcoin […]

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Australian Parliament to Vote on Anti-Money Laundering Bitcoin Bill – The Merkle

The last few weeks have seen numerous countries propose and debate Bitcoin regulation. Recent reports now indicate that this week, the Australian Parliament will vote on a bill meant to further strengthen the country’s laws against money laundering. Exchanges to register with AUSTRAC To put things into perspective, the proposed laws mainly consist of granting the financial intelligence regulator […]

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Cryptocurrency Will Become Available for the Most Part of the Population of Russia

St. Petersburg Social Commercial Bank (SPSCB) and MyWish plan to start a joint project following the decision of the Central Bank concerning cryptocurrency regulation. The project will open new opportunities for managing crypto assets in various real situations. The development and popularization of the blockchain industry create a demand for the development of services for […]

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Bank of Korea Criticized for Poor Crypto Research, Does Not Recognize Bitcoin as Currency

Regulation A parliamentary audit of the Bank of Korea revealed that it has done “poor” research on digital currencies including bitcoin and ether. The central bank’s governor told lawmakers that digital currency is not currency and promised to conduct more research on this topic. Also read: South Korea to Step Up Supervision of Bitcoin Trading After […]

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