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Organized Crime Goes Digital With the Blockchain-Based ‘Mafia Wars’ Game

Games Over the last couple of years, blockchain-based gaming has become more popular with collectible games like “Spells of Genesis.” One peer-to-peer game, “Mafia Wars,” is a blockchain-themed tournament based on well-known organized crime families from the 1920s. Also read: Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process The Five Families of New […]

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An Alternative Client Has Mined Bitcoin Cash Block 558847

Technology & Security On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Copernicus project announced the launch of its full node implementation pre-release written in the programming language Golang (Go). Following the release, the client was used to generate the first Golang version of a Bitcoin Cash block mined at height 558847. Also read: Intel Awarded a Patent for an […]

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A Review of the New Stellarx Decentralized Exchange

Exchanges This week, Stellar launched its long-awaited decentralized exchange. Stellarx offers trading of a range of assets including cryptocurrencies from multiple blockchains, using stellar lumens (XLM) as the base currency. The exchange differs significantly from existing decentralized offerings, which are limited to tokens pertaining to a single blockchain – usually Ethereum. With Stellarx, however, users […]

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Hong Kong Traders Prefer Regulated US Markets for Bitcoin Futures

Adam James · February 12, 2018 · 6:30 pm Bitcoin futures traders in Hong Kong are turning away from the autonomous territory’s unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges, flocking instead to regulated US markets. Safety First December saw the launch of Bitcoin futures on both the CBOE and CME. Since then, trading volume has steadily increased as traders […]

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World Central Banker to Central Banks: Bitcoin Is a Bubble, Ponzi, and Disaster

Featured General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustín Carstens, gave a talk at Goethe University in its House of Finance, Tuesday, 6 February in Frankfurt. Titled Money in the Digital Age: What Role for Central Banks?, the talk saw Mr. Carstens acknowledge “We have seen a bit of a shift, to issues […]

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What Is Augur? – The Merkle

In the past, prediction markets have generally been centralized, and the optimal way of aggregating trades has been through the use of a physical ledger. However, it should be understood that centralized prediction markets come loaded with innate risks and limitations. For example, they not only restrict global participation, but also require traders to place their […]

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The Aftermath of the Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings – The Merkle

On January 24, investment ratings company Weiss Ratings released its ratings of 74 cryptocurrencies. While the list is only available for purchase, it was possible to access it for free under a specific subdomain on the company’s site, which allowed many individuals to download, share, and read the list. While some individuals were elated to see […]

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Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid”

Featured The drama from Tezos just keeps coming. A top attorney in the cryptocurrency space, once involved with setting up the Tezos Foundation, has issued sharp cautionary notes for those who wish to dabble within the burgeoning initial coin offering (ICO) market.  Also read: Samourai Wallet Introduces Bitcoin via SMS Text Message for Censorship Resistance Swiss […]

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Six Months Later Bitcoin Cash Support Continues to Grow

News Over the past few weeks, there’s a lot going on within the bitcoin cash (BCH) ecosystem. Just recently businesses and service providers have been working towards changing their infrastructure to the new BCH address format. Additionally, the bitcoin cash environment got more support from organizations like the Bitclub Network and the merchant Kimchi Socks. […]

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