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The Pirate Bay is secretly running a Bitcoin miner in the background, increasing your CPU usage

September 18th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

When it comes to the Pirate Bay, it’s usually movie studios, music producers and software creators that get annoyed with the site — you know, copyright and all that. But in an interesting twist it is now users who find themselves irked by — and disappointed in — the most famous torrent site in the […]



These “Digital plants” are the first blockchain-based artificial life form

September 17th, 2017 at 3:22 pm » Comments Off

Plantoids attract humans with their strange, beautiful designs, convince them to donate money in the form of Bitcoin, then “procreate” by commissioning artists to create a new iteration using those funds — and the whole process is automated.



The promise of managing identity on the blockchain

September 11th, 2017 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

Blockchain, the secure distributed ledger technology first created to track bitcoin ownership, has taken on a number of new roles in recent years tracking anything of value from diamonds to real estate deeds to contracts. The blockchain offers the promise of a trusted record that can reduce fraud. Some industry experts say that over the […]



Why is the Kremlin suddenly obsessed with crypto currency

September 6th, 2017 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

In early June, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The headline moment at the event was a wide-ranging and at times combative interview with Megyn Kelly. But Putin quietly made news in another way—he signaled an official volte-face on the issue of cryptocurrencies, digital financial instruments such as bitcoin.



China has banned ICOs

September 5th, 2017 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

It is looking like a new era is coming for ICOs, at least those in China for now. In the U.S., the SEC has issued official warnings around the risks of ICOs, also known as token sales, but the Chinese government looks set to beat it to implementing regulation around the rapidly growing fundraising option.



Blockchain: every company is at risk of being disrupted by a trusted version of itself

August 23rd, 2017 at 8:47 am » Comments Off

“We are living in an exponentially expanding trust gap.” — Richie Etwaru



China will experiment with using blockchain to collect taxes

August 18th, 2017 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

The Chinese government has announced that it plans to start using blockchain technology for collecting taxes and issuing electronic invoices. It’s currently unclear exactly how that will work, but it could dovetail nicely with other digitization plans in the country. We’ve previously reported that China’s central bank is testing its own digital currency, and while […]



Chinese central bank hiring blockchain experts

August 8th, 2017 at 5:18 pm » Comments Off

However, China is seeking fresh Blockchain experts to manage and create internal currency and ledger programs.



7 cryptocurrency predictions from the experts

August 1st, 2017 at 2:18 pm » Comments Off

Fortune convened some top cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bankers, and others to chat about the future of digital money at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. last week. A select group met at the Aspen Institute for a breakfast roundtable discussion on Wednesday morning.



The potential for blockchain to transform electronic health records

July 29th, 2017 at 3:41 pm » Comments Off

A vexing problem facing health care systems throughout the world is how to share more medical data with more stakeholders for more purposes, all while ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy.



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