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The Diamond Blockchain: Ending Blood Diamonds with New Tech

A diamond blockchain could allow for stakeholders in the industry to prevent the trade of blood diamonds. Find out how in this article.

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November 8, 2018 0

New Bitcoin Cash Stress Test Sees 700,000 Transactions in One Day

New Bitcoin Cash Stress Test Sees 700,000 Transactions in One DayOn Thursday, Nov. 1, a group of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents who call themselves the Professional Stress Test Team, performed a network stress test on the BCH chain. During the course of the day, the BCH network saw over 733,000 transactions and a 14MB block that cleared 73,000 transactions in one fell swoop. Also read: Anypay […]

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November 2, 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

Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible Intervention

Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible InterventionVisa chief executive officer Alfred Kelly has said that cryptocurrencies are not a significant threat to his company’s electronic payments hegemony. He nevertheless indicated that the legacy financial intermediary may move into handling cryptocurrency if there is an incentive to do so. Also Read: Japan Approves Self-Regulation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Kelly: Cryptocurrency More a Commodity Than […]

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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

Bitcoin Cash Organizations Start Preparing for the November Hard Fork

Bitcoin Cash Organizations Begin Preparing for the November Hard ForkAs the days draw closer to the scheduled Bitcoin Cash upgrade, affiliated organizations are preparing for the hard fork. Data websites like Coin Dance have added statistics for feature support, upgrade voting, and public opinion. Meanwhile, the Nchain-backed SV-Pool has officially announced that its pool is now open to public miners. Also Read: Samsung Begins 7nm […]

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October 24, 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

Singapore Hosts New Fiat-Crypto Exchange, Welcomes Crypto Bank Accounts

Singapore Cautiously Welcomes Crypto Bank Accounts, Fiat-Crypto ExchangeIt has been a busy week for Singapore as it relates to cryptocurrency. The city-state is set open the first fiat-crypto exchange in Southeast Asia, while the financial regulator has vowed to help crypto companies set up local bank accounts, according to media reports.  Also read: Salt to Offer Crypto-Backed Loans in 7 Global Markets, […]

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October 11, 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

Cashtippr Plugin Allows Money Button Integration on WordPress Sites

Cashtippr Plugin Allows Money Button Integration With Wordpress SitesOn Sept. 13, a new application called the Money Button launched, giving content creators the ability to embed bitcoin cash (BCH) payment buttons into websites. Not long after the release, a developer named Ekliptor published Cashtippr, a plugin that integrates the Money Button into WordPress-themed websites, so content creators can earn BCH tips. Also Read: Electron […]

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October 9, 2018 0