Please share if you find this article interesting. Blockchain Start-Up To Help Public Own And Monetize Their Data A Blockchain-driven data exchange is warning that internet users are being “economically disenfranchised” by data brokers to the tune of thousands of dollars a year, and plans to create a self-sovereign wallet that puts the public back in control of their personal information. Datawallet plans to help the public own and monetize their data, allowing them to decide who sees their information and which details they access. It believes its solution has the potential to be a win-win for consumers and advertisers, with the company arguing that businesses are currently wasting hundreds of billions of dollars a year on “bad data.” Datawallet says it has been “absolutely hono
Please share if you find this article interesting. Belarus-style Silicon Valley: Why Nobody Rushes Up Into Tax-Free ICOs? The "unprecedented" Decree on the Development of Digital Economy, signed by President Alexander Lukashenko in December, officially came into force on March 28 in the Republic of Belarus. The document signals a new dawn for the country, facilitating any form of cryptocurrency-related activity, and according to the leader should make Belarus “a tech country". The Cointelegraph editorial visited the post-Soviet country to conduct their own investigation and find out if everything is as it seems to be at first glance and dig into the real benefits of "free crypto-economics". Belarusian version of "Silicon Valley" While global competition for qualified IT professio
Please share if you find this article interesting. Wendy McElroy: Here, There Is No State - Bitcoin News Featured The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising ExpectationsSection 3: DecentralizationChapter 7, Part 2. Here, there is no State. The core innovation of cryptocurrency is decentralization—the diffusion of functions or power across a broad network. The decentralization of crypto is what yanked financial control away from concentrated authorities, like central banks, and into the hands of individuals. Yet some people argue that decentralization does not exist in crypto. The argument comes from a tension between the original vision of Bitcoin and the hundreds of cryptocurrencies, the hundreds of communities that have arisen. On one hand, currencies like Bitcoin have
Please share if you find this article interesting. Testing $10K? Bitcoin Price Hits 4-Week High As Altcoins Shine Bitcoin hit four-week highs in Asian hours but continues to underperform when compared to alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins). Having scaled a long-term bearish trendline, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose to $9,021 at 07:30 UTC - the highest level since March 22, according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). As of writing, bitcoin (BTC) is changing hands at $8,700 - up 34 percent from the April 1 lows below $6,450. The market capitalization hit a one-month high of $152 billion earlier today and was last seen at $148 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. But BTC's rally, though impressive, looks flat when compared to the performa...
Please share if you find this article interesting. Crypto Markets Experience Slight Price Fluctuations After Recent Gains The crypto markets are experiencing slight price variations after the recent uptick, with Bitcoin (BTC) breaking $9,000 earlier today, April 21, and Ethereum (ETH) briefly over $600, according to Coin360 data. BTC is now trading for around $8,700, up around 2 percent over a 24 hour period to press time. BTC dominance is slightly up from yesterday, now around 39.9 percent, according to data from CoinMarketCap. ETH is down around 1 percent over a 24 hour period, trading for around $589 to press time. The top ten coins listed on CoinMarketCap are a mix of red and green, with altcoin Stellar down the most, with a decline of more than 4 percent over a 24 hour pe...
Please share if you find this article interesting. Ether Capital Shares Commence Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange Finance The stock of cryptocurrency investment firm, Ether Capital, has commenced trading on Toronto-based NEO Exchange. The listing comes days after the company completed its previously announced “reverse takeover transaction” that saw the company rebrand from Ethereum Capital. Also Read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Lands New Job — CTO for Cryptocurrency Firm Ether Capital Shares Commence Trading on Canadian Stock Exchange Ether Capital’s stock began trading on Toronto’s NEO Exchange on Thursday. As of this writing, the company’s ETHC shares are currently trading at approximately $2.45 USD. The company’s chief information officer, Ben Roberts, has told reports th
Please share if you find this article interesting. WikiLeaks Shop Reports Suspension Of Coinbase Account Due To Terms Of Service Violation WikiLeaks Shop, the merchandise arm of international anonymous publishing non profit WikiLeaks, reported on Twitter Friday, April 20, that their account with crypto wallet and exchange Coinbase has been blocked. ANNOUNCE: Coinbase has blocked the official @WikiLeaks shop from its platform without notice or explanation. You can continue to donate #Bitcoin to WikiLeaks at https://t.co/lvhoyhlqUa. #Coinbase #DefendWL #Cryptocurrency #Ethereum #BitcoinCash #ReconnectJulian pic.twitter.com/4BSS023OOk — WikiLeaks Shop (@WikiLeaksShop) April 21, 2018 WikiLeaks Shop’s tweet contains a screen grab from an alleged email from Coinbase that states the or
Please share if you find this article interesting. Third Co-Founder Of Centra Tech Charged With $25 Mln Securities Fraud The third co-founder of crypto financial services startup Centra Tech Raymond Trapani has been arrested yesterday, April 20, and charged with securities and wire fraud of more than $25 mln associated with the company’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO), according to the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) press release April 20. The two other co-founders, Sohrab Sharma and Robert Farkas, were arrested and charged of the same offenses earlier in April. Sharma, Farkas, and the now also arrested Raymond Trapani advertised the “Centra Card,” a debit card that was reportedly backed by Visa and Mastercard, which allowed users to convert crypto into fiat currencies. The US Sec
Please share if you find this article interesting. Korean Customs Service Increases Regulations on Importing Mining Chips Mining The Korean Customs Service has added cryptocurrency mining hardware to its list of items required to meet safety requirements in order to be imported into the country. The announcement comes following a $1.2 million USD seizure of mining hardware in recent months, prompting concerns over the potential for poorly manufactured hardware to increase fire risks across the country. Also Read: Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect Ethereum South Korea Announces New Regulatory Apparatus Regarding Safety Requirements on Imported Goods South Korea’s customs department has revised its customs clearance system, placing greater regulatory conditio
Please share if you find this article interesting. Crypto Payment Start-Up Set To Offer ‘Lightning Fast’ Transactions A new project is building an ecosystem for cryptocurrency payments to eliminate bottlenecks which are stopping the world from enjoying a “second cryptoeconomic boom.” Korona argues that current Blockchain payment systems are geared towards investors – and the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum are not technologically suited to keeping up with the daily demands of consumers and businesses. The company says “Lightning Network technology” will bring the processing times of crypto transactions in line with fiat payments while keeping costs down. Meanwhile, a “bias-free, decentralized marketplace” is set to benefit merchants and their customers – fueled by a token which has