Crypto Privacy Tokens See Price Lift on Pornhub Deal

By | April 18, 2018

Crypto Privacy Tokens See Price Lift on Pornhub Deal The privacy-focused cryptocurrencies are reporting solid gains today, soon after Pornhub announced it will now accept payments in verge’s XVG token. Monero (XMR), the world’s 11th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, clocked a four-week high of $232 earlier today and is changing hands at $227 – up 14 percent… Read More »

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IBM And Salon Media Pilot Blockchain Solution For Digital Ad Transparency

By | April 18, 2018

IBM And Salon Media Pilot Blockchain Solution For Digital Ad Transparency IBM and Salon Media are piloting a proof-of-concept Blockchain product created by AdLedger, a nonprofit consortium that develops shared ledger technologies for the digital advertising market, Marketing Dive reported April 18. “The Campaign Reconciliation Project” leverages Blockchain tech to short-circuit intermediaries between advertisers, publishers and consumers, which… Read More »

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Philippines Senator Wants Harsher Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

By | April 18, 2018

Philippines Senator Wants Harsher Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes On Monday April 16, the Philippines opposition senator Leila M. de Lima asked her fellow bureaucrats to push the passage of the cryptocurrency bills she helped frame. The proposed bills aim to introduce a harsher penalty towards criminals who use cryptocurrencies during illegal activities. Philippines Lawmaker Wants to Speed Up… Read More »

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Indian ICICI Bank Enlists 250 Corporates To Int’l Trade And Finance Blockchain Platform

By | April 18, 2018

Indian ICICI Bank Enlists 250 Corporates To Int’l Trade And Finance Blockchain Platform Indian banking giant ICICI Bank has consigned more than 250 corporates to its Blockchain platform for domestic and international trade finance transactions, according to a press release published April 17. ICICI Bank started exploring Blockchain opportunities for their business in 2016. In June of that… Read More »

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Police Bust Alleged $13 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme

By | April 18, 2018

Police Bust Alleged $13 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme Police in China’s northwestern city of Xi’An have arrested the founders of a claimed nationwide cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that allegedly amassed 86 million yuan ($13 million) from over 13,000 people. According to a report from local media source Huashang News, Wednesday, the scheme launched in March 28 this year after months in preparation… Read More »

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Amazon Patent Describes Marketplace For Bitcoin User Data

By | April 18, 2018

Amazon Patent Describes Marketplace For Bitcoin User Data Amazon has been awarded a patent for a “streaming data marketplace,” where information, including the identities of parties involved in cryptocurrency transactions, may one day be sold. As new details continue to emerge in the ongoing scandal over consulting firm Cambridge Analytica’s acquisition of some Facebook user data, many netizens… Read More »

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Riot Blockchain Subpoenaed By SEC Amidst Plans To Launch Exchange

By | April 18, 2018

Riot Blockchain Subpoenaed By SEC Amidst Plans To Launch Exchange In its 10-K filing, Riot Blockchain shared that the company was recently subpoenaed by the SEC. Despite a myriad of concerns, the Nasdaq-listed company claims to be pushing forward with plans to expand its bitcoin mining operation and to possibly launch a cryptocurrency exchange. On Tuesday, Riot Blockchain… Read More »

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In Apparent Exit Scam CEO Of German Startup Is ‘Over And Out’ After $50 Mln ICO

By | April 18, 2018

In Apparent Exit Scam CEO Of German Startup Is ‘Over And Out’ After $50 Mln ICO The founder of German-based startup Savedroid has allegedly disappeared after raising a reported $50 mln through both an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and private funding, according to local news outlet WirtschaftsWoche, today April 18. CEO and founder Yassin Hankir apparently left the… Read More »

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Crypto Startup Files Petition Against India’s Central Bank Ban

By | April 18, 2018

Crypto Startup Files Petition Against India’s Central Bank Ban An Indian startup planning to launch a crypto exchange has filed a complaint against the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to bar banks from engaging with crypto services. Kali Digital Ecosystems filed a writ petition with the High Court of Delhi on Tuesday against the RBI, the Ministry… Read More »

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Unpacking the 5 Biggest Cryptocurrency Scams

By | April 18, 2018

Unpacking the 5 Biggest Cryptocurrency Scams Cryptocurrencies have revolutionized the way the world looks at transactions – but they’ve also facilitated some monumental scams over the past nine years. The success of Bitcoin and a number of altcoins jumpstarted an industry that is incorporating Blockchain technology in a number of innovative ways. While the smartest minds have created… Read More »

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