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The rise of an “Assassination Marketplace” shows the dark side of decentralized networks

August 10th, 2018 at 8:54 am » Comments Off

Right now, there’s an online bidding war over whether or not Donald Trump will die before the year is out. All a would-be assassin has to do is stake a whole bunch of money on “yes” and they’d make a fortune. These not-quite death threats reportedly lodged against the president and other public figures, including […]



Some Americans will get to vote via blockchain this November

August 10th, 2018 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

VOTING GOES MOBILE. The 2016 U.S. election was not exactly the most secure affair. Even though tech companies and lawmakers are still sorting out what happened, that’s not stopping West Virginia from thinking big and bold in 2018. According to a CNN report published Monday, the state plans to let soldiers who are permanent residents […]



Why the Crypto market will be trillions

July 9th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Public embarrassment is a horrible feeling. We’ve all experienced in one form or another. Predicting the future of technology is daunting enough but mix that with the future of money and markets – forget about it. The effort was to convey a whole worldview in less than ten minutes. Needless to say, it required a […]



‘You can hear the panic in the bankers’ voices’ says Tim Draper

June 23rd, 2018 at 7:21 am » Comments Off

Most advice around ICOs tends to center on researching the team or project themselves, but Draper favors a different approach. The never-ending debate is if Bitcoin is a universal currency. I attend the final session of the Blockchain Economic Forum in San Francisco, where venture capitalist Tim Draper was interviewed by former Obama administration CFTC […]



3 predictions for the future of freelancing

June 18th, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

Enterprises everywhere are looking for talent. And those with talents and skills that are in high demand can pretty much control their work life: where they work, how they work, compensation packages, and a host of other specifications about their work life. This is a huge opportunity for freelancers, if they keep current with demand […]



The Cryptocurrency Job Market Is Exploding

June 5th, 2018 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

Looking for a new career? Check out the crypto industry. It can feel like a new cryptocurrency is popping up every hour, and that’s because they basically are. There are more than 1,500 tradeable cryptocurrencies. In 2017 alone, there were between 2.9 and 5.8 million people using crypto wallets throughout the year, compared to 0.3 […]



Facebook plans to create its own cryptocurrency

May 14th, 2018 at 8:16 am » Comments Off

Facebook is exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency, a virtual token that would allow its billions of users around the world to make electronic payments, people familiar with Facebook’s plans told Cheddar. “They are very serious about it,” said one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced plans.



Bitcoin, Etherereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple make up 70% of crypto market

April 26th, 2018 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

  Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple dominate the cryptocurrency market, representing $241 billion or 70% of the total market cap. The entire cryptocurrency market cap is currently $343 billion, up from $10.5 billion in 2014. The aggregate market capitalization increased by more than 2,500% in 2017 alone. However, research conducted by Axa Investment […]



Mastercard will support cryptocurrencies – as long as they’re backed by governments

March 27th, 2018 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

It seems Mastercard is gradually softening its stance on cryptocurrency, after CEO Ajay Banga downplayed non-government mandated digital currencies as “junk” back in October last year. In a conversation with Financial Times, Ari Sarkar, Mastercard co-president for the Asia-Pacific region, said the company is open to explore cryptocurrencies created and backed by governments.



Technology meant to make Bitcoin money again just went live

March 27th, 2018 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

The Future of Bitcoin It’s going to be big … or, not. A version of the technology that’s meant to make cryptocurrency payments faster and cheaper went live Thursday.



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