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Hodler’s Digest, August 13-19: Joseph Lubin Embraces Crypto Bubbles, While Playboy Gets Impatient for Blockchain

cointelegraph | 08-19-2018

Playboy has entered litigation in order to get its blockchain payment services up and running, and Joseph Lubin sees crypto bubbles as bringing more developers into the space

Categories: Blockchain
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Despite Market Gains on the Day, Bitcoin Remains Below $6,500, Ethereum Loses $300 Support

cointelegraph | 08-19-2018

Market momentum builds amongst top altcoins, but Bitcoin slips below $6,500 and Ethereum fails to hold $300 support

Categories: Market|BTC|ETH|Altcoin|LTC
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ETN vs. ETF: Which Is the Investor’s Dream?

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

The fact that an ETN from Stockholm is now targeting the U.S. market may sound like a win, but it's a far cry from the big ETF prize

Categories: Market|Regulation|Altcoin
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Crypto Markets See Slight Slump, Ethereum Fails to Hold $300 Support

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Crypto markets suffer another slump, with Ethereum and Ethereum Classic wavering following last week’s gains

Categories: ETH|Market|XMR|XRP|Altcoin
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Uber's Largest Shareholder Softbank Denies Deal With Bitmain, Other Investments Uncertain

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Japanese tech giant Softbank denies alleged investment in Bitmain, and investment from Tencent remains unconfirmed. Bitmain has refused to comment

Categories: Asia|Blockchain|Technology
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Porn Website Tube8 to Launch Blockchain Platform, Reward Views With Crypto Tokens

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Adult entertainment keeps eyes on crypto, with Tube8 announcing a partnership with VIT to let users get paid to watch

Categories: Blockchain|Mining|ICO
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Playboy Lawsuit: How Blockchain Developer Failed The Vice Industry Token

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Porn doesn’t interact with the crypto that much, and the VIT lawsuit is worrying news

Categories: BTC|ICO|Blockchain
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SIM Swapping: How Hackers Stole Millions Worth of Crypto Via Victim’s Telecoms Operator

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Here’s how scammers can access your crypto exchange account with a little help from your telecoms operator

Categories: BTC|Exchange
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IBM Applies for Blockchain Patent to Ensure Transaction Compliance via Nodes Data

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

IBM acquires a blockchain patent to detect money laundering transactions and other violations based on nodes identifying data

Categories: Blockchain
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SIX Group Executive Questions Launch of Crypto Trading, Expresses ICO Optimism Instead

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

CEO of securities at SIX Group Thomas Zeeb reveals the company is unlikely to launch crypto trading, but will focus on regulated ICO trading for institutional investors

Categories: ICO|Trading|Blockchain|Business
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Capital One Applies for Blockchain-Based Collaborative Authentication System Patent

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

U.S. Bank holding Capital One has applied for a patent for developing a blockchain-powered user authentication system.

Categories: Blockchain|Fiat
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All Top 10 Cryptocurrencies in Green, Bitcoin Breaks $6,500

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Crypto markets see a rebound today, all top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap are in the green with Ripple and EOS seeing the highest gains

Categories: Market|BTC|XRP
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Blockchain Used to Trace Deadly Chemical Linked to $289 Mln Monsanto Cancer Lawsuit

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Food safety firm ZEGO is using blockchain to test foodstuffs for residue of a deadly chemical tied to the recent $289 million Monsanto lawsuit

Categories: Blockchain
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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, ETC: Price Analysis, August 17

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Cryptocurrencies are currently pulling back from their lows. So, should the traders start buying at these levels or wait? Let’s find out

Categories: BTC|ETH|LTC|XMR|ETC
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Russian Independent Electoral Watchdog to Pilot Blockchain for Voting System

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Russian NGO for ‘clean elections’ is reportedly trialing a blockchain-based electronic voting system

Categories: Blockchain
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Coinbase Patent Shows Exchange Is Refining Security for Bitcoin Payments

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

A patent by U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase proposes a new encryption mechanism for further securing Bitcoin (BTC) payments

Categories: BTC|Exchange
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Analysts: Crypto Trading Revenue Could More Than Double in 2018

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

A new report from analysts Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. claims that revenue generated by cryptocurrency exchanges could more than double to hit $4 billion in 2018

Categories: Business|BTC|Trading
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UK Watchdog Warns of Crypto Scams Using ‘Prestigious’ London Addresses as Smokescreen

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

The U.K.’s financial watchdog warns of crypto investment scams that use elite London addresses or celebrity images as smokescreens

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CME Futures Partner Releases First Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Crypto Facilities adds Bitcoin Cash to existing altcoin futures options

Categories: BTC|Altcoin|Trading
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Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has revealed its new Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platform aimed at enabling businesses to easily develop and use the technology

Categories: Blockchain|Asia|Technology|Business
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The “Fapiao” Case: How China Is Fighting Corruption With Blockchain

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

China has turned to blockchain to to more clearly keep track of official invoices, putting an end to established corruption schemes

Categories: Asia|Blockchain
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Decentralized Exchange for Ethereum Promises Lower Fees Than Rivals

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

A platform where users can trade Ethereum-based assets and tokens — plus ETH itself — claims its trading fees are considerably lower than other exchanges #SPONSORED

Categories: ETH|Exchange|ICO|Blockchain|Trading
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Ripple Partners With Three Crypto Exchanges as Part of XRapid Solution

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Ripple has announced a partnership with crypto exchanges Bittrex, Bitso and Coins.ph as part of developing its payments settlement solution XRapid

Categories: XRP|Blockchain
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Genesis Mining Compels Certain Customers to Upgrade BTC Mining Contracts

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Hashpower hosting service Genesis Mining is forcing some customers to upgrade their mining contracts due to a serious decline cryptocurrency prices

Categories: Mining|BTC|Market
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Nvidia Stock Falls as Q3 Revenue Estimates Hit by Crypto Mining Decline

cointelegraph | 08-17-2018

Nvidia stocks fell following the announcement of lower-than-expected Q3 revenue, due in part to a decrease in cryptocurrency mining

Categories: Mining|Business|BTC|Market
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Binance LCX Launches Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange in Liechtenstein

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Binance LCX has launched a fiat-to-crypto exchange in Liechtenstein, offering trading between Swiss francs and the euro against major digital currency pairs

Categories: Exchange|ICO|Blockchain|Trading|Fiat
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BCG Report Offers ‘Reality Check’ for Blockchain in Commodities Trading

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Major U.S. consulting firm BCG has released an in-depth report, which it dubs a “reality check” for the use of blockchain in the commodity trading industry

Categories: Blockchain|Trading|Commodity
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Blockchain for Good: How New Technology Is Helping Those in Need in Novel Ways

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Blockchain and cryptocurrency isn’t all about profit. Some organizations are using this technology to transform lives, without money as a motivator

Categories: Blockchain|Technology|ETH|Business
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Toshi Goes Native to Become ‘Coinbase Wallet’

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Open source decentralized app (dApp) browser and wallet Toshi is now “Coinbase Wallet,” and will initially support ETH, alongside dApps and crypto collectibles

Categories: ETH|ICO|Blockchain
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Bank of China Partners With China UnionPay to Explore Blockchain for Payment Systems

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

The Bank of China has partnered with China UnionPay to jointly explore blockchain applications in the field of cross-border mobile payments

Categories: Asia|Blockchain|Fiat
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Bitcoin Cash’s New Token Machine Gun: Inside Wormhole’s Quest to Dethrone ERC-20

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

ERC-20 has been challenged by its Bitcoin Cash-based competitor. Will ICOs move their tokens to another blockchain?

Categories: ICO|BTC|Blockchain|ETH
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SEC Intensifies Probe Into Biotech-Turned-Crypto Mining Firm Blockchain Riot

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has intensified its probe into crypto mining firm Blockchain Riot, which could lead the agency to block shares of the firm’s sales

Categories: Blockchain|Mining|Regulation|Exchange
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Airbnb Co-Founder Participates in Almost $23 Million Funding Round for Crypto Startup

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Silicon-Valley based startup SFOX closes Series A funding round raising $22.7 million, with contributions from Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, Digital Currency Group, and Blockchain Capital

Categories: Blockchain
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Pantera Capital Seeks $175 Million for Third Crypto Venture Fund

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital raises the target for investments in its third fund by six times, seeking to raise $175 million

Categories: ICO|BTC
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Union of European Football Associations Implements Blockchain-Based Ticketing System

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

The Union of European Football Associations has sold “100%” of the tickets for a soccer match in Estonia through a blockchain-based mobile phone application

Categories: Blockchain
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‘Soft’ Crypto ETF Alternative Now Geared Towards U.S. Investors, Says Bloomberg

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

A Bitcoin-based exchange traded note (ETN) listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange is now being quoted in dollars, targeting U.S. investors, Bloomberg reports

Categories: Exchange|Business|BTC|Market
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Project Uniting Creatives Via Reward-Based Payments Launches Alpha Version Platform

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

A digital entertainment production and distribution project launches an alpha version of its platform. It aims to allow creatives to develop and monetize digital content collaboratively #SPONSORED

Categories: ETH|Blockchain|Sponsored
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Notes From the Brink: Reasons Behind the Crypto Bear Market

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Cointelegraph delves into the potential reasons why the crypto market stumbled this week, despite growing adoption from big financial names worldwide

Categories: Market|BTC|ICO|Regulation|Trading
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Thai SEC Clears Seven Cryptocurrency Operators to Serve Clients, Reviews Two More

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Five crypto exchanges and two crypto dealers get green light from Thai SEC

Categories: Regulation
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Bitcoin Holds Above $6,000 While Industry Figures Warn Over ETF ‘Benefits’

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Brief excursion to $6,600 sees Bitcoin beat resistance at $6,000

Categories: BTC
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Coinbase to Pursue Decentralized Form of Identification Following Acquisition

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase has acquired a decentralized identity startup to develop an identity verification and validation system

Categories: Exchange|Blockchain
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Ripple Exec: Ripple Considering Chinese Market to Speed Up Payment Solutions

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

A Ripple executive said that the company is looking to target the Chinese market to speed up international payments with its distributed ledger technology

Categories: XRP|Market|Asia|Blockchain|Technology
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Brian Armstrong: Coinbase Signed Up 50,000 Users per Day in 2017

cointelegraph | 08-16-2018

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the exchange was signing up 50,000 users a day last year, while real-world adoption is increasing

Categories: BTC|Exchange|ICO
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Report: Over $2 Million Lost to Crypto Scams in Second Quarter of 2018

cointelegraph | 08-15-2018

A quarterly report on scams and phishing from Kaspersky Labs states that cybercriminals stole over $2 million through crypto scams in Q2 2018

Categories: ETH|ICO
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Y Combinator Reveals Ex-Baidu Blockchain Bull Qi Lu as CEO of New China Division

cointelegraph | 08-15-2018

CEO of Y Combinator’s new China division is looking to blockchain for long-term innovation

Categories: Asia|Blockchain|Trading
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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, August 15

cointelegraph | 08-15-2018

Sometimes the best move is to go against the prevailing sentiment - both when the prices are rising and when they are falling. Is now that time? Let’s see the charts

Categories: BTC|ETH|LTC|XMR|XRP
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Bank of Montreal, Teachers’ Pension Fund Trial Canadian Dollar Debt Deal via Blockchain

cointelegraph | 08-15-2018

In a national currency first, the Bank of Montreal and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have reportedly settled a Canadian-dollar debt deal over blockchain

Categories: Blockchain|Fiat
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Citrix Survey: More Than Half of UK Companies Hit by Cryptojacking Malware at Some Point

cointelegraph | 08-15-2018

Fifty nine percent of U.K. companies have been hit by cryptojacking attacks at some point, with 80 percent of those cases taking place in the past 6 months, survey shows

Categories: BTC
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US National Insurance Advisory AAIS Introduces IBM Blockchain-Based Reporting Tool

cointelegraph | 08-15-2018

U.S. national insurance advisory AAIS introduces their IBM blockchain-based insurance database and reporting tool

Categories: Blockchain
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Investor Files Lawsuit Against AT&T Over Hack That Allegedly Lost Him $24 Mln in Crypto

cointelegraph | 08-15-2018

An American investor has filed a $224 million lawsuit against his telecoms provider AT&T over alleged negligence that he claims caused him to lose $24 million in crypto

Categories: Business|Altcoin