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Major Venezuelan Department Store Chain Accepts Cryptocurrency

Economics The people of Venezuela have been forced to cope with an increasingly difficult economic situation in recent years. This has led to a loss of trust in government-issued fiat by the population in a way that many believe exemplifies the need for cryptocurrency. This may account for why a major Venezuelan department store chain […]

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Young Man Waterboarded and Waxed by ‘Friends’ Who Wanted His Crypto-Wallet Password

A main rule of crypto ought to be ‘don’t tell your friends you have crypto.’ One man violated this unspoken rule and paid a rather gruesome price. The Kid Is an Easy Mark… After a boozy night out on the town, a group of well-heeled young whippersnappers decided to honor to the fraternal code of friendship […]

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Turkish Police Detain 11 Suspects in Bitcoin Theft Case

News The cybercrime unit of the Turkish police has detained 11 people suspected of hacking into emails, user accounts and cryptocurrency wallets. The operation was launched after law enforcement received a number of complaints from victims who lost digital cash.   Also read: Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates               Hackers Steal $80,000 Worth […]

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Upcoming ‘Story of Blockchain’ Film Continues Crypto Meets Hollywood Trend

Alex Winter’s new film, “Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain,” is set for release in late October. The technology documentary is yet another movie chronicling the rise and influence of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Alex Winter became well-known in the world of film after starring in two of the cult-classic “Bill & Ted” movies. In recent […]

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Bitcoin and Tasty Meat: A Crypto-Pioneer in Rural Kenya

‘Bitcoin and Tasty Meat’ must to many in the crypto community sound like their own personal imagining of heaven. Well they can now realise that dream, thanks to a self-confessed ‘crypto-currency pioneer’ in rural Kenya. Betty’s Place Two years ago Beatrice Wambugu started trading in bitcoin. In a year she had made enough to buy a small […]

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Bitcoin: Not as Bad as ‘They’ Say It Is

They‘ve been claiming “The End is Nigh” for Bitcoin since before most people were aware the ‘beginning’ had occurred. Just this week, a self-described ‘expert’ on international financial markets, has been trash-talking crypto in the US Senate. Yet, an advanced statistical analysis found that the Bitcoin market is actually no different than those of more respected currencies. […]

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Beating the market isn’t everything, or the only thing

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Beating the market isn’t everything, or the only thing, but we sure see it that way. Mutual fund managers and other investment professionals who outperform a benchmark are highly celebrated — and compensated. Outdo the S&P 500 and accolades, attention, and assets are yours. Yet money managers […]

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Bitcoin Will Thrive When Naysayers Like Warren Buffett Will Be ‘Pile of Dust’

The opinions of billionaire Bitcoin naysayers Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger will be obsolete in 20 years as both will be “a pile of dust” and Bitcoin will endure. Generational Differences That was the conclusion drawn by research this week about the huge differences between the older and younger generation when it comes to the […]

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China, Russia, USA in Race to Use Blockchain for Military Operations

A number of defense officials and armed forces across the globe are starting to look into blockchain’s potential in areas related to military activity. Militaries across the world are always looking for cutting-edge technologies to get a leg up on the competition. Blockchain is certainly not escaping scrutiny. Officials inside of defense agencies are particularly […]

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A Decade After Lehman Brothers Died: Mises, Satoshi, Bitcoin, and Wall Street Worship

Op-Ed September 15, 2018 brings the post-industrial financial world to a ten-year milestone. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was officially shuttered on this day in 2008, rocking the entire planet. The event occurred just 110 days before a revolution its collapse helped to spawn: Bitcoin. A little-known economic philosopher, Ludwig von Mises, tried to warn many years […]

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