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Why the Croatian president’s appearance at the World Cup mattered so much

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Croatia’s second-place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup brought global attention to the Balkan nation and its president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The world’s media (Quartz included) was taken with the image of a leader cheering her team’s successes from the cheap seats and consoling them in the rain after a heartbreaking loss. But as analysts Read More

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Crypto With FDIC-Insured Funds

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The latest attempt to create a cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, or “stablecoin,” combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the Great Depression. Announced Tuesday, a startup called Stronghold is launching USD Anchor, which will run on the rails of the Stellar blockchain and use its consensus mechanism to verify transactions. The token will be backed Read More

Embleema Launches Public Beta of Personal Health Records Blockchain

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Image by Aleksandr Khakimullin via Shutterstock.com Embleema, a Delaware company, emerged from stealth and launched the public beta of its HIPAA-compliant, personal health records blockchain after one year of research and development, the company said on Tuesday. PatientTruth is a decentralized application (DApp) and user interface developed by Embleema to allow stakeholders to interact with Read More

Bitcoin’s Road Back to $7K (And the Chart Hurdles In the Way)

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Having defended $6,000 last week, bitcoin (BTC) appears to be building momentum for a price rise, but nearby technical hurdles still present a formidable challenge. At press time, the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency is changing hands at $6,689 on Bitfinex and looks to be gaining steam for another test of $6,838. As such, the level Read More

Line’s Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitbox Begins Operations

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Line Corporation, a Japanese Internet firm and the operator of the country’s most popular messaging app, have today launched their new cryptocurrency exchange platform, Bitbox. The crypto-to-crypto exchange platform, operated by Singapore-based subsidiary Line Tech Plus, allows for the trading of 28 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin, for users around the globe Read More

Things are going from bad to worse for Apple in India

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The world’s second-largest smartphone market isn’t exactly turning out to be the next China for Apple. Despite its increased focus on India, Apple is all set to see a slower year-on-year growth in iPhone sales in the country in 2018. “iPhone India sales were weak in the first half of 2018, and even if they Read More

CoinList’s Fifth ICO Is a $61 Million Bid to Tokenize All the Assets

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The website aiming to be the gold-standard for token sellers has been picking up the pace. Since spinning off from venture capital giant AngelList last October, New York-based CoinList has been able to make a spot on its website a coveted place for serious projects, even in a crowded market for compliant coin offerings. So, on Monday, Read More

India May Treat Cryptocurrencies as Commodities Rather Than Ban Them

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India is reportedly not going to issue a blanket ban on cryptocurrencies, but may label them as commodities, according to a source familiar with the situation. In a report from Quartz, a senior government official, who requested anonymity, stated that they don’t think the panel set up to look into digital currencies ‘is really thinking Read More

The last Blockbuster Video standing is in Bend, Oregon

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Smack in the middle of Third Street in the town of Bend, Oregon stands the soon-to-be last Blockbuster Video store in America. Two other remaining locations, in Alaska, are closing soon, the owners announced on July 12. At its peak in the mid-2000s, Blockbuster was a behemoth that had 9,000 stores worldwide. It’s fitting that Read More