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Organized Crime Goes Digital With the Blockchain-Based ‘Mafia Wars’ Game

Organized Crime Goes Digital With the Blockchain-Based Mafia Wars GameOver the last couple of years, blockchain-based gaming has become more popular with collectible games like “Spells of Genesis.” One peer-to-peer game, “Mafia Wars,” is a blockchain-themed tournament based on well-known organized crime families from the 1920s. Also read: Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process The Five Families of New York […]

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December 3, 2018 0

Bitcoin Miners Flock to Paraguay as Country Weighs Its Social Development Options

Bitcoin Miners Flock to Paraguay as Country Weighs Its Social Development OptionsParaguay’s Itaipú Dam, one of the largest hydroelectric facilities in the world, is supporting bitcoin and ethereum mining in a city on the country’s border with Brazil and Argentina. These efforts have already spawned a number of new cryptocurrency businesses, creating multiple millionaires, but an ongoing reassessment of the dam’s developmental potential could spell boom or bye […]

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November 6, 2018 0

Kenya’s Bithub Africa Mines Bitcoin Using Solar Power

Kenya's Bithub Africa Mines Bitcoin Using Solar PowerBithub Africa has started using off-grid solar power to mine bitcoin and ethereum. John Karanja, the founder and chief executive officer of the small Kenyan mining operation, hopes to spread the technology to the rest of the continent while exposing the lie that cryptocurrency mining poses a danger to the environment. Also Read: U.K Government Moots […]

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October 31, 2018 0

Sony Develops ‘Contactless’ Hardware Wallet for Digital Assets

Sony Develops 'Contactless' Hardware Wallet for Digital AssetsSony has announced the development of a new type of cryptocurrency hardware wallet that uses its IC card technology. The Japanese conglomerate also said that it firmly believes in the potential for the commercialization and widespread adoption of blockchain technology. Also read: Blockchain Launches Hardware Wallet Secure Digital Assets Tokyo-based Sony, a household name for decades, […]

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October 26, 2018 0

Blockchain Launches Hardware Wallet

Blockchain Launches Hardware WalletThe popular cryptocurrency software provider Blockchain has announced the launch of a custom hardware wallet that is exclusively tethered to the company’s flagship wallet. According to the development team behind the new hardware wallet called Lockbox, the firm collaborated with the wallet manufacturer Ledger in order to create the design.  Also read: SEC Suspends Trading in […]

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October 25, 2018 0

HTC’s New Blockchain Smartphone Can Be Bought With Bitcoin

HTC's Blockchain Smartphone Can Be Ordered With BitcoinHTC, the struggling Taiwanese phone-maker, has launched a smartphone that can be bought only with BTC or ETH. Called the Exodus 1, the smartphone is blockchain-integrated and features a cryptocurrency wallet built into a secure enclave of the device. Also Read: Spain Approves Bill Requiring Disclosure of Cryptocurrency Assets  HTC Sells Its New Cryptocurrency Wallet-Enabled Phone […]

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October 24, 2018 0

$50 Million Bitcoin Mining Farm Opens in Armenia

$50 Million Bitcoin Mining Farm Opened in ArmeniaA new cryptocurrency mining facility opened in Armenia on Oct. 18. The $50 million farm will extract bitcoin and ethereum using 3,000 machines, according to local media reports. Around 120,000 more miners are to be added in the months to come. Also read: Marks Jewelers Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash For Payments Multi Group and Omnia Establish […]

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October 20, 2018 0

Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

Next Silicon Valley: Switzerland's Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Startups FlourishThe top 50 cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies in Switzerland’s version of Silicon Valley are now worth $44 billion combined, underscoring the steady growth of the Swiss crypto industry. Altogether, cryptocurrency firms employ about 3,000 people throughout the small country. Included among the top 50 are five “unicorns,” or startups with a market valuation of more […]

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October 10, 2018 0

Venezuela’s Petro Copied Dash, Claims Ethereum Developer

Venezuela’s Petro Copied Dash, Claims Ethereum DeveloperAn Ethereum developer is claiming the state-backed petro (PTR) cryptocurrency, a plaything to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has taken substantial amounts of its newly published whitepaper from Dash (DASH). Indeed, at least at first glance, it does appear there are close similarities between the altcoin and the world’s first national cryptocurrency.    Also read: Bitcoin Cash […]

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October 4, 2018 0

A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig

A Guide to Building Your Own Mining RigCryptocurrency mining has in many respects become an industrialized business. But despite the concentration of hashing power, the increasing difficulty and diminishing returns, in some cases it can still be profitable to mint coins as an amateur miner, probably the most honest way to earn some digital cash. Here’s a guide on how to build […]

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October 1, 2018 0