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Blockchain Will Really Disrupt Silicon Valley Once Consumers Control Own Data

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Blockchain Will Really Disrupt Silicon Valley Once Consumers Control Own Data
The mantra “If the service is free you are the product!” has become the common battle cry for Silicon Valley.   Consumers on the lookout for freebies have flocked to these free services and signed away their data rights to access these cool and “indispensable” services.  However, with AI, microtargeting and next best action algorithms becoming Read More

Bitcoin, Blockchain Continue March Toward Mainstream With Government Partnerships

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Bitcoin, Blockchain Continue March Toward Mainstream With Government Partnerships
Digital currency and Blockchain technology continue to make inroads into mainstream use and acceptance. There is perhaps no better way to move Blockchain technology forward than to convince governments of its usefulness, and that’s exactly what one partnership is doing. Blockchain firm ConsenSys partnered with the U.S. Department of State last month to plan the Read More

China Monitors Booming OTC Bitcoin Market After Shutting Down Exchanges

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on China Monitors Booming OTC Bitcoin Market After Shutting Down Exchanges
Finance After shutting down the country’s bitcoin exchanges, the Chinese government is monitoring the booming cryptocurrency over-the-counter (OTC) market. A recent government report shows that 680 million yuan, approximately $103 million, were traded in the last two weeks of October on the top three international OTC trading platforms. Also read: China May Try to Block All Read More

Saudi Arabia arrests Billionaire Prince – Could Uncertainty Boost Bitcoin?

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Saudi Arabia arrests Billionaire Prince – Could Uncertainty Boost Bitcoin?
Political uncertainty in the Middle East has risen to an all-time high, with Saudi Arabia arresting the richest Arab in the world, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Could this result in a shift to Bitcoin, the digital safe haven, in the Middle East? Saudi Arabia’s crackdown Saudi Arabia has initiated a sweeping crackdown, ostensibly against corruption, Read More

Iranian Government Plans New Infrastructure for Bitcoin Users

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Iranian Government Plans New Infrastructure for Bitcoin Users
In positive news for Bitcoin users, the Iranian government plans to implement a new infrastructure for Bitcoin users in Iran. Tensions between Iran and the US Bitcoin is known to start with countries in the west and as the tension rise between Iran and the US, the former is strategizing to incorporate Bitcoin into its Read More

An amateur sleuth dug up at least one dead critic of net neutrality on the FCC website

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on An amateur sleuth dug up at least one dead critic of net neutrality on the FCC website
James Harvey* wasn’t expecting to find a dead person. The 37-year-old was walking door to door, a list of names in hand, searching for former neighbors in his hometown. They were allegedly supporting the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan, announced in April, to undo its Obama-era policy of net neutrality (the principle that internet Read More

Ban All Crypto ‘Dealers’, India Committee Reportedly Tells Government

10 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Ban All Crypto ‘Dealers’, India Committee Reportedly Tells Government
India is reportedly considering Chinese-style exchange ban for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency according to local media reports. A brief article in today’s Economic Times names an unknown government “committee” as having advised lawmakers to “close” merchants and other “dealers” active in Bitcoin and altcoins. No background reasoning was given for the committee’s recommendation, which comes as Read More

Russian Duma Orders Blockchain Research As Bitcoin Linked to Income Laundering

10 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Russian Duma Orders Blockchain Research As Bitcoin Linked to Income Laundering
Russia’s increasingly formal approach to Blockchain and cryptocurrency continues as the country activates its anti-VPN law Tuesday. Local news outlet RBK reported this week that the state Duma had opted to order “expert analytical research and opinion polls” relating to Blockchain for 2018. The tools will form part of a government desire to research “standard Read More

New York Government Arrests Businessman Due to Alleged ICO Fraud

10 months ago admin2 Comments Off on New York Government Arrests Businessman Due to Alleged ICO Fraud
The US Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York has announced that New York-based businessman Maksim Zaslavskiy was arrested on Nov. 1, 2017, due to securities fraud conspiracy in connection with two initial coin offerings (ICO). Zaslavskiy was recently accused by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of defrauding investors in the two ICOs. Read More

As Bitcoin Closes in on $7,000 Will Government Restrictions Succeed?

10 months ago admin2 Comments Off on As Bitcoin Closes in on $7,000 Will Government Restrictions Succeed?
Interview Renowned Austrian economist and anarcho-capitalist, Jeffrey Tucker, recently spoke with news.Bitcoin.com regarding his views on a number of facets to the cryptocurrency ecosystem, including government regulation, monetary fundamentals, and language.  Also Read: Ron Paul: “Government Should Stay out of” Bitcoin Mainstream Investors Enter The Crypto Landscape With bitcoin pushing $100 billion in market capitalization, the flagship Read More