Bitcoin 

10 Years of Bitcoin | What Will the Next 10 Years of BTC Bring Us?

Today marks 10 years of Bitcoin; its original white paper was released onto the internet on Halloween day, 2008. What began as an idea to challenge the financial establishment, has since grown to become a $110 billion market. 10 Years of Bitcoin: The Whitepaper The purpose of Bitcoin was straightforward; the digital asset, as a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” By logging every transaction on a distributed ledger called the…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin (BTC) | Man Faces Up to Five Years for Unlicensed BTC Sales

A US citizen from California has just pled guilty in federal court for operating an “unlicensed money business” selling Bitcoin (BTC), called LocalBitcoins.com. The Department of Justice (DoJ) released a press release about the case yesterday, October 29th. Unlicensed Bitcoin (BTC) Sales Jacob Burrell Campos has admitted to selling “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in Bitcoin (BTC) to over 1,000 customers on LocalBitcoins.com. The transactions took place from January 2015 to April 2016. The DoJ has characterized his sales as an unregistered ‘Bitcoin exchange.’ Burrell failed to register his business with…

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Cryptocurrency 

SC Johnson will Offer Crypto for Recycling in Indonesia Soon

SC Johnson has just announced that it has teamed up with Plastic Bank to reduce the global ocean plastic crisis happening around the world. The companies are currently trying to increase recycling rates in impoverished communities within Indonesia, while also trying to address the challenges of poverty. SC Johnson Blockchain SC Johnson and the environmental organization are planning on opening eight plastic recycling centers in the future and will offer its local tokens for the waste collection. The first center will officially open on October 8th in Bali. The press release…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Drop | Bitcoin Loses $200 in 24-hours, Crypto Market Follows

The crypto market is suffering huge losses across the board today. And leading the drop-off is the largest coin by market cap; Bitcoin dropped from over $6,500 to a new two-week low of $6,243 in early trade today. The coin has lost over $200 in a 24-hour period, and as happens more commonly than not, there is no definite reason for the sudden drop. Bitcoin Drop The sudden Bitcoin drop has come somewhat as a surprise. The world’s biggest coin has been hovering between $6,600 and $6,400 for 14-days straight. A…

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Cryptocurrency 

Circle and Coinbase Launch Their Joint Stablecoin USDC

Two of the largest companies in the cryptocurrency space, Circle and Coinbase, have joined forces to establish their own stablecoin, the USDC, or USD Coin. The tech startup companies are calling their joint venture the ‘CENTRE Consortium,’ which has its own website already. Circle and Coinbase: CENTRE Both Circle and Coinbase released their own individual blog posts about the joint venture and the launching of the stablecoin yesterday. The CENTRE Consortium is said to be aimed at “establishing a standard for fiat on the internet and providing a governance framework…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bitcoin Futures | Bakkt Announces Futures Launch Date!

The launch date for Bitcoin futures on the Bakkt platform has been announced. Bakkt is a platform for trading, storing, and spending digital assets, and was created earlier in 2018 by Intercontinental Exchange—the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Bitcoin Futures Launch Date According to a document released today, the launch date for trading is December 12th, 2018. The document explains the idea further: “Each futures contract calls for delivery of one Bitcoin held in the Bakkt Digital Asset Warehouse, and will trade in US dollar terms. One daily contract will be listed…

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Bitcoin 

Elon Musk Tweets About Bitcoin and People are Losing It

It all started with a tweet by Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk. i🖤anime — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 22, 2018 I know, you’re probably wondering, “what does this have to do with Bitcoin?” Let me get to that. Elon Musk and Bitcoin After the anime tweet, a user asked the tech entrepreneur when two-factor authentication would be applied to Tesla accounts, and Musk responded with this tweet. Wanna buy some Bitcoin? 😉😉 pic.twitter.com/9ZbBJ5fuVq — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 22, 2018 Immediately after the tweet, Twitter locked Musk’s account after thinking his…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain and Shipping | Samsung SDS Signs Deal with European Port

Samsung SDS, the blockchain subsidiary of the tech giant Samsung, has just announced its partnership with Europe’s largest port, the Port of Rotterdam. In addition to this agreement, the Major Dutch bank, ABN AMRO, will also be in on the blockchain and shipping deal. Samsung SDS: Blockchain and Shipping The Samsung subsidiary released the news via a press release this morning. According to Samsung SDS, its trial will focus on shipping containers from an unnamed factory in Asia to the port of Rotterdam. The Port of Rotterdam is located in…

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ICOs 

Bringing Gambling to the Blockchain

The Gamblica ICO launched yesterday, initiating Stage 1 of its token sale after a successful private pre-sale. Gamblica is an international gambling platform using blockchain technology on the Ethereum platform. Gamblica prides itself on being developed by players for players. The goal is to provide an enjoyable user experience through a system that can be relied on to play fair. Much of the issues revolving around gambling through centralized sources is trust. The Gamblica ICO hopes to eliminate gambling fraud by giving players the opportunity to check and verify the platform’s algorithms. The transparency…

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ICOs 

Viola.AI ICO – Revolutionizing Online Dating with Artificial Inteligence

Have you ever used an online dating site? It can be a bit scary and overwhelming but that’s where Viola.AI comes in. Viola.AI was founded by the Lunch Actually group, Asia’s first and largest lunch dating company. They have 13 years success and over 1.4 million users. The group has expanded to the world of online dating to solve the many problems it has been plagued with for years.   A common issue and recurring theme among most online dating is the lack of identification verification. Some have faced showing up…

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