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Crypto-savvy gamers are eager to do blockchain transactions

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Gamers and cryptocurrency are a good match, according to a survey by BitCrystals, a blockchain gaming company owned by Switzerland-based EverdreamSoft. The surveyors interviewed 513 people who play the BitCrystals game collectible card game Spells of Genesis and use the Bitcoin games wallet Book of Orbs. So the results are skewed toward people who…Read More

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How to design a GDPR-compliant blockchain

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

GUEST: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the far reaching personal data privacy regulation going into effect Friday, aims to give individuals more control over their personal information. Among other requirements, it establishes the right of erasure – the right of an individual to request that any personal data about them be permanently de…Read More

Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London)

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference & Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the heart of London’s “Tech City” area, followed by our startup awards dinner and fantastic party and celebration of European startups! The event is run in partnership with TechCrunch, the official media partner. Attendees, nominees and winners will get deep discounts to TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin, later this year. The Europas Awards […]

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Po.et launches lab for developers to build apps on publishing blockchain

May 22, 2018 Editor 0

Po.et is an open source, not-for-profit publishing network built on the blockchain with the broad ambition of changing how we distribute, license and monetize content on the internet. Today, it announced it was opening the Po.et Development Labs, a place for developers to experiment with new ideas on the po.et platform. It also announced the first company to launch an app out of the lab called Inkrypt. It’s an application designed to provide a way to publish content in a […]

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Blockchain’s big show: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Consensus 2018

May 21, 2018 Editor 0

GUEST: The world’s biggest and gawdiest blockchain conference takes place every year in New York City, congregating thousands of delegates from across the cryptosphere to mingle under one ritzy hotel roof. Consensus underscores all that’s inspiring, frustrating, depressing, and ridiculous about the rapidly shifting blockchain industry. If you could…Read More

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With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals

May 20, 2018 Editor 0

Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital from investors. One of the latest to do so is Circle, which recently announced a $110 million Series E round led by bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain. Other participating investors include Tusk Ventures, Pantera Capital, IDG Capital Partners, General Catalyst, Accel Partners, Digital Currency Group, Blockchain Capital and Breyer Capital. This round vaults Circle into an exclusive […]

How should cryptocurrency be regulated?

May 18, 2018 Editor 0

Does Facebook know something about blockchain that we don’t? Probably. If there’s one thing we can all agree on about blockchain tech and cryptocurrency, it’s that most people don’t understand them. Facebook, which recently re-organized itself to make blockchain one of its major focuses, clearly has something up its sleeve with regard to crypto. But even if Facebook revealed what it is, users would likely react with a head scratch. The financial world is already a mystery to many. Add […]

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This year’s Consensus, the ‘Super Bowl of blockchain,’ saw attendance surge

May 17, 2018 Editor 0

GUEST: The premier event of the emerging blockchain and crypto community is Consensus, which takes place in New York every May. The event is backed by the powerful and influential Digital Currency Group, of which longtime industry thought-leader and innovator Barry Silbert is CEO. If crypto had a Super Bowl, this would be it. The event took place t…Read More

Floyd Mayweather-backed Centra Tech ICO founders indicted for fraud

May 17, 2018 Editor 0

The founders of Centra Tech, a company that raised a $32 million ICO, have been indicted for wire fraud and securities fraud, charges that could lead to a minimum of five years in jail. The founders, Raymond Trapani, Sohrab Sharma, and Robert Farkas, were found guilty of trying to defraud investors with their ICO. The primary fraudulent statement concerned Centra Tech’s fake partnerships with Visa and MasterCard to help sell tokens. The team, wrote Robert Khuzami, Attorney for the United […]

Study claims Bitcoin energy consumption is exploding — leaving us totally rekt

May 17, 2018 Editor 0

Bitcoin is the way of the future — as long as that future just so happens to include shocking levels of energy consumption increasing at a jaw dropping rate.  So claims a new study published yesterday in Joule which, unfortunately for all the hodlers out there, paints a pretty dire picture. Specifically, one painted in ash. It says that by the end of this year Bitcoin electricity use could triple, approaching the consumption rates of the entire country of Austria.  […]