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This father of three put everything into bitcoin. Here’s what happened next.

July 3rd, 2019 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

The Bitcoin Family are traveling the world, unencumbered by centralized currency. When I jumped on a WhatsApp call with 41-year old Didi Taihuttu, he was a few days away from joining his family on CoinBank’s annual Mediterranean “Blockchain Cruise” — a combination vacation getaway and crypto symposium at which all the movers and shakers in […]



Florida city gives in to $600,000 bitcoin ransomware demand

July 3rd, 2019 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

But there’s no guarantee hackers will actually restore Riviera Beach’s systems. Riviera Beach, a city in Florida, is set to pay hackers $600,000 in bitcoin with the hope of having its systems restored. Hackers took over the systems several weeks ago, when a police department employee opened a malicious email that allowed them to inject […]



Mark Zuckerberg is about to become the head of a Swiss Bank. 3 reasons it should make you think

July 1st, 2019 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

  Mark Zuckerberg is about to become the head of a very big bank based in Switzerland. Libra is Facebooks’ new cryptocurrency. Imagine sitting in a room thinking about what else you can sell to your 2.4bn people (including some bots) backed by a $1bn in guarantees from companies as wide as Paypal, Mastercard and […]



Why Blockchain is Hard

June 24th, 2019 at 5:47 am » Comments Off

The hype around blockchain is massive. To hear the blockchain hype train tell it, blockchain will now: Solve income inequality Make all data secure forever Make everything much more efficient and trustless Save dying babies What the heck is a blockchain, anyway? And can it really do all these things? Can blockchain bring something amazing […]



Bitcoin mining is shockingly mostly powered by green energy

June 18th, 2019 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

A game-changing CoinShares report reveals that three-quarters of bitcoin mining is done using renewable energy including hydroelectric power. By CCN: Contrary to popular opinion, it appears that Bitcoin mining might not be as bad for the environment as people think. In a highly detailed report, CoinShares research reveals that 74% of mining activity runs on […]



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