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BitcoinMine supporting La Wiida Learning Center for Disabled Children

BitcoinMine supporting La Wiida Learning Center for Disabled Children

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US Congress Releases Extraordinary Report Praising Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

US Congress Releases Extraordinary Report Praising Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

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Please share if you find this article interesting. The US Congress just released its massive joint report on the state of the economy, and for the first time an entire chapter is dedicated to cryptocurrency. What’s even more extraordinary are the number of bullish sentiments on the future of the emerging technology. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting aspects of the new report: Blockchain Looks Like the New Internet “The buzz surrounding digital currencies resembles the internet excitement in the late 1990s when people recognized technology companies could change the world. Many internet companies launched and their valuations took off in short order. Many failed, but a few succeeded spectacularly and challenged the conventional ways of doing business.” Cryp
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Central Bank of New Zealand Rejects Call for Enhanced Cryptocurrency Regulations

Central Bank of New Zealand Rejects Call for Enhanced Cryptocurrency Regulations

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In recent statements addressing contemporary cyber threats, including those pertaining to cryptocurrency cyber crime such as ransomware, the New Zealand Reserve Bank has rejected calls for enhanced and intrusive regulations. Organisations Have to Be Swift Against Cyber Threats The New Zealand Reserve Bank has rejected calls for enhanced regulations designed to target contemporary cyber threats, including ransomware and other challenges associated with virtual currencies. In a speech which has been published on the New Zealand Reserve Bank’s website, Reserve Bank representative Toby Fiennes articulates the bank’s position on contemporary cyber threats. “The dynamic cyber environment means that organisations have to be nimble in their approach to cyber security – focused on outcomes
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Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency Industry

Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency Industry

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The Kazakhstan government has announced its intentions to make the country host to “the most favourable business climate” for cryptocurrency and fintech companies. The announcement comes from Kazakhstan’s Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), which plans to operate in collaboration between Deloitte, Waves, Kesarev Consulting, and Ukrainian law firm Justcutum in order to develop a “highly progressive regulatory framework” for blockchain and cryptocurrency companies. AIFC is Aiming to Become the Most Favorable Cryptocurrency and Fintech Country in Region Kazakhstan has announced that the AIFC will work in partnership with Deloitte and Waves to develop a permissive regulatory apparatus for cryptocurrency, blockchain, and fintech businesses. CEO of the AIFC Authority, Nurlan
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A Small Town in South Africa Wants to Have Its Own Digital Currency

A Small Town in South Africa Wants to Have Its Own Digital Currency

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A controversial racially segregated bastion in the North West Province of South Africa that operates outside the laws of the country is now seeking to upgrade its functioning fiat currency with a digital version. Orania, a small town in the remote parts of South Africa has about 1,400 residents that live in self-sufficiency with strict laws about the makeup of their ethical population. Currently, 97 percent of the town is white, in a country where the demographic sees just 10 percent nationwide being classed as white. A Micronation Created in 1991 by Afrikaners on private land, ahead of the democratic elections that brought South Africa into the modern world in 1994, Orania was created as a bastion for believers in the cruel and inhumane principles of Apartheid to continue existing.
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MIT Study Shows Early Bitcoin Users Help to Spread Its Adoption as the “New Technology”

MIT Study Shows Early Bitcoin Users Help to Spread Its Adoption as the “New Technology”

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MIT launched a study in 2014 that showed early adopters help to spread new technology throughout society, if they feel they have exclusive access to it. The study’s official research paper was released on Friday, which was published in Science. The experimenters used bitcoin as the “new technology” in the study. The Study: Free $100 Worth of Bitcoin Researchers offered participants $100 dollars worth of bitcoin (Bitcoin’s price was around $400 at the time). The students would set up a digital wallet and then wait for researchers to allot funds to their wallets. The researchers, Christian Catalini and Catherine Tucker, saw this experiment as a one-time opportunity to study the role of early adopters in spreading technology in a controlled environment. The experiment’s catch was tha
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Ex-Bankers Keep Falling for Digital Currencies, Integrating Crypto in New Businesses

Ex-Bankers Keep Falling for Digital Currencies, Integrating Crypto in New Businesses

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The number of former bankers entering the digital currency marketplace in one form or another keeps growing.  Some well accomplished examples are ex-JP Morgan Blythe Masters and former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins just to name a few. Ex-Credit Suisse trader and his startup Revolut Former banker secures millions in funding to spread reach and product from fiat into digital currencies. Nikolay Storonsky, trader turned startup founder, has secured an investment of $66 mln in order to expand his banking startup Revolut into offering clients digital currencies alongside fiat. Before the London based startup, Storonsky was an experienced trader having worked at Lehman Brothers in emerging market derivatives and Credit Suisse as an equity derivatives trader. Bloomberg points out: “As
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Bitcoin Q&A: How long until mainstream adoption?

Bitcoin Q&A: How long until mainstream adoption?

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  How long until mainstream adoption? Previous revolutions in money. In the mid 90s, you still couldn't pay with a credit card in many places. I predict it will take 15-20 years for mainstream adoption of Bitcoin. We are in a race because governments around the world are trying to ban cash and force us to adopt a different sort of digital currency with complete surveillance, where they can flip and switch and you will no longer exist as a person if you doing anything they consider radical. Adoption patterns and the Gini coefficient. The ownership of Bitcoin is not as diverse as it should be, primarily because of the way it grew. But people who got in early and took the risk have been enormously rewarded; no one's coming to bail out Bitcoin. Watch the full talk here: https://yout
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Welcome to FirstBlood, the Future of Competitive Gaming

Welcome to FirstBlood, the Future of Competitive Gaming

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For Immediate Release: The First Blockchain Powered esport company launches beta! Are you interested in where the esports and competitive gaming industry is heading? Like many industries, Blockchain technology is making its mark in esports by bringing us efficient and verifiable information like never before. We at FirstBlood are the leading blockchain powered esports and competitive gaming company in the world. Over the past few months, we have been designing, building, testing, and breaking our platform. We have heard the feedback from our alpha users and adjusted accordingly! This week, we are proud to announce we have officially launched beta! So what is FirstBlood.io exactly? FirstBlood.io (“FirstBlood”) is a decentralized Esports gaming platform allows individuals
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Visa Claims to Be the Most Receptive Company of Digital Currency’s Benefits

Visa Claims to Be the Most Receptive Company of Digital Currency’s Benefits

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A senior Visa executive has said “no one” is more receptive of digital currency’s “benefits” than the international payment platform. In an interview with Huffington Post, head of global Merchant sales and solutions Jack Forestell said Visa’s mobile products for the developing world – specifically mVisa – were “opening doors” for unbanked citizens. “This type of digital solution has helped open doors for people who were previously off-the-grid or unbanked, which in turn has created entrepreneurial opportunities and reduce friction in how people pay and get paid,” he said. When asked about Visa’s approach to cashless societies, Forestell said “customer demand” formed the basis of the company’s roadmap. We are creating incentives for merchants to remain competitively connected to t