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CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades

CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades

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Please share if you find this article interesting. CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades Blockchain analytics startup Flipside Crypto is bringing crypto asset letter grades to a slew of online publishers. The Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS) metric – which evaluates factors such as developer activity and a broad set of transaction data – was recently added to CoinMarketCap, along with publishers such as MarketWatch, TheStreet and Stocktwits. The move comes ahead of the launch of CoinMarketCap’s first Android app, scheduled for April. Carylyne Chan, head of global marketing at CoinMarketCap, told CoinDesk these easy-to-use metrics will give users a more transparent view of how these assets are evolving. According to Chan, the site attracted 125 millio
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US National Pork Board to Pilot Blockchain Tech Following New Partnership

US National Pork Board to Pilot Blockchain Tech Following New Partnership

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Please share if you find this article interesting. US National Pork Board to Pilot Blockchain Tech Following New Partnership The United States National Pork Board has partnered with blockchain startup ripe.io to test out a blockchain platform for pork supply chains, according to a press release published on March 18. The collaboration will ostensibly enable the Board to use a blockchain-based ecosystem to monitor and evaluate sustainability practices, food safety standards, livestock health, and environmental protections. The platform will purportedly provide insight into the production environment of pork, making it transparent and allowing parties to ensure valid certifications. According to ripe.io, the information in the system will stay anonymous. Raja Ramachandran, co-found...
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5 Popular Crypto ATMs That You Can Purchase Today – Bitcoin News

5 Popular Crypto ATMs That You Can Purchase Today – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. 5 Popular Crypto ATMs That You Can Purchase Today - Bitcoin News Over the last few years, cryptocurrency automated teller machines (ATMs) have proliferated. According to statistics, there are now over 4,400 digital currency dispensing machines worldwide with new models under development. The following ATMs can be purchased today, allowing anyone to deploy a crypto-dispensing kiosk at their local convenience store or tavern. Also read: Why Colombia Has Become a Hotspot for Bitcoin ATMs A Few Things to Consider Before Looking at 2019’s Crypto ATM Providers Crypto ATMs are growing in popularity as numerous manufacturers have helped make these machines more accessible. There are now more than 4,400 cryptocurrency dispensing ATMs wo
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Denver Municipal Election: Another Small Stop on the Road to Universal Blockchain Voting

Denver Municipal Election: Another Small Stop on the Road to Universal Blockchain Voting

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Denver Municipal Election: Another Small Stop on the Road to Universal Blockchain Voting On March 7, news broke that Denver is slated to become the second United States jurisdiction to pilot a blockchain-powered mobile voting platform in its upcoming municipal election. Absentee voting will start on March 23 and will run until the Election Day, May 7. The announcement came almost exactly one year after the first initiative of this kind — deployment of mobile voting solution in West Virginia primaries and then midterm elections — was made public in March 2018. Once again, it was the Tusk Philanthropy foundation that spearheaded the effort, while Boston-based technology company Voatz took care of the software side of it. This time
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Blockchain Boom in Ireland, but Brexit Looms

Blockchain Boom in Ireland, but Brexit Looms

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Blockchain Boom in Ireland, but Brexit Looms Strong growth has returned to Ireland one decade after the banking crisis and international bailout. But, financiers and investors fear a “no deal” Brexit — in which the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a trade agreement at the end of the month — could again destabilize Ireland’s boom-and-bust economy. The U.K. received 11 percent of Ireland’s exports of goods in the past year, while supplying more than one-fifth of its imports. The Irish central bank conjectures that an orderly exit from the EU would decrease the gross domestic product by 1.5 percent, according to a Reuters story. While the economic uncertainty — like in many countries — has driven curiosity in cryptoc
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Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing – Bitcoin News

Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing - Bitcoin News No sooner had the victims of the Christchurch attack fallen than governments were clamoring to mine the tragedy for political capital. Despite the shooting having been live streamed on Facebook, antipodean officials have directed their ire against fringe websites in a desperate bid to control the narrative and criminalize curious civilians. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Privacy-Preserving Light Client Neutrino Politicians Can’t Let a Crisis go to Waste In the wake of the mass shooting that left 50 people dead in Christchurch, New Zealand, the usual activists have emerged to condemn their particular bête noire. Some wan
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Local Media: Qatar Telecommunications Giant Ooredoo Launches Blockchain Initiative

Local Media: Qatar Telecommunications Giant Ooredoo Launches Blockchain Initiative

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Local Media: Qatar Telecommunications Giant Ooredoo Launches Blockchain Initiative Qatar-based telecommunications giant Ooredoo Group has launched a blockchain initiative, English-language local media The Peninsular Qatar reports on March 18. Per the report, the company already collaborates with entities in the private, public and academic spaces to develop blockchain solutions. Ooredoo Group CEO Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani is quoted in the article as stating that “blockchain will facilitate new digital business models and revenue in the next five years.” According to him, blockchain enables organizations to optimize costs and enhance efficiency, transparency and trust while allowing secure digital payments. The article’s aut
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US Payment Giant Visa Seeks Crypto and Blockchain Talent for Tech Product Manager

US Payment Giant Visa Seeks Crypto and Blockchain Talent for Tech Product Manager

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Please share if you find this article interesting. US Payment Giant Visa Seeks Crypto and Blockchain Talent for Tech Product Manager American payment services firm Visa has published a crypto and blockchain-related job opening on San Francisco-based recruiting software firm SmartRecruiters on March 6. Global financial services corporation Visa is seeking blockchain talent for the position of Technical Product Manager at Visa Fintech in their Palo Alto office. The person will be responsible for the execution of Visa’s product strategy within a cryptocurrency ecosystem, and will be required to manage the roadmap for crypto-related opportunities. According to the job description, the person should be possess a functional knowledge of the crypto industry and major players involved, a
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Unconfirmed: South Korean Internet Giant Kakao to Integrate Crypto Wallet in Messaging App

Unconfirmed: South Korean Internet Giant Kakao to Integrate Crypto Wallet in Messaging App

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Unconfirmed: South Korean Internet Giant Kakao to Integrate Crypto Wallet in Messaging App South Korea’s biggest internet corporation Kakao will reportedly integrate its crypto wallet in its messaging app KakaoTalk, local financial news agency Fnnews reported on March 18. According to the report, more than 44 million South Korean KakaoTalk users will be able send peer-to-peer transactions using Kakao’s crypto-powered wallet. The South Korean messaging giant will reportedly integrate the wallet in KakaoTalk after the launch of blockchain platform Klaytn’s commercial service, a spin-off of Kakao’s subsidiary Ground X. Recently, Bloomberg reported that the company will conduct another $90 million-capped initial coin offering (ICO) a
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Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures

Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures Overstock has put off plans to sell its flagship retail business, delaying a large cash infusion that it was hoping to get for its portfolio of blockchain ventures. The company had originally aimed to sell the e-commerce business by the end of February, but on a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter results Monday, CEO Patrick Byrne indicated it no longer had a firm timeline, telling shareholders: “It’s like preparing a souffle, and a souffle is ready when it’s ready.” Indeed, Byrne talked as if Overstock was expecting to hold on to its original business for a while, saying he expected “a year of explosive growth” for the retail unit, which will “