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Bitwise Launches Bitcoin Fund, Driven by Client Interest

Finance Bitwise Asset Management has launched two new cryptocurrency funds, one of which only invests in BTC. The launch “is driven by inbound client interest and investor dissatisfaction with existing options,” the company says. The market downturn has also given investors “a unique opportunity to enter the market at prices many thought we’d never see […]

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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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Why Use Blockchain Technology? – Bitcoinist.com

Why use blockchain technology? While there are certainly a lot of advantages to a distributed ledger, it may not be applicable to all companies or individuals–not yet, at least. The second question people usually ask when they hear about blockchain is–why use blockchain? Why use a distributed ledger? Why not use a regular database or […]

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Fear, Loathing and Opportunity: How Crypto Traders Are Handling the Drop

Markets and Prices The last 24 hours have been the worst the cryptocurrency markets have seen since the 24 hours prior. Things have been looking grim for weeks in fact, but on Nov. 19 the situation went from bad to critical as BTC fell below $4,500, dragging the rest of the market down with it. […]

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How To Buy S&P 100 Stocks With Bitcoin

How to buy stocks with bitcoin? Perhaps surprisingly, stocks and shares have been unnecessarily difficult to buy using bitcoin, despite many brokers offering trades in both. However, trading platform WorldMarkets.io has just listed the entire Standard and Poor 100 stocks, to trade against bitcoin. Buy Stocks With Bitcoin: Rare As Hens Teeth Despite the seemingly natural cross-over […]

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Meet Mattereum, a ‘Deeply Weird’ Startup, Hoping to Transform Smart Contracts

Mattereum, an unorthodox startup, hopes to revolutionize the world of smart contracts by transforming them into enforceable legal contracts. High Weirdness in London TechCrunch’s Jon Evans notes that Mattereum’s project has been kindling in London for roughly a year-and-a-half, with an eclectic “[…] team of lawyers, cryptographers, software engineers, and/or former military consultants.” The project revolves around an attempt […]

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Don’t Worry Vitalik, Captain Kirk Has Ethereum’s Back

William Shatner defended Vitalik Buterin against ‘literal scammer’ claims on Twitter this week. The USSS Enterprise’s very own James T Kirk appears to have found a deep love of Ethereum. Vitalik Not a Star Wars Fan? It would appear one of the best ways is simply to say that there is a rumor. You can even admit […]

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Should Paraguay invest its energy wealth in bitcoin ‘mining’ or fighting poverty? | Global development

Shotgun-toting guards patrol an anonymous warehouse on the outskirts of Ciudad del Este. Perched on the triple border where Paraguay meets Brazil and Argentina, the melting-pot city is often associated with smuggling, cartels and drugs. But inside, a new hot commodity is piling up by the second. Dozens of dismantled CPUs and internet-connected circuits whirr […]

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Lawyer Invests $300 Million to Build Crypto City in the Nevada Desert

News Consumer protection lawyer Jeffrey Berns is the owner and CEO of Blockchains LLC, a company that bought more than 67,000 acres of land in northern Nevada for $170 million earlier this year. On Thursday, he revealed plans to build a crypto city in the desert, claiming to have invested $300 million to make it […]

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