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Analyzing Ether: A Bitcoin Investor's Skeptical Take

Miner and investor 'P4man' looks at the altcoin market to see if there is a credible alternative to bitcoin. Can ethereum cut the mustard?

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Changing Exchanges: Will the Coinbase of Tomorrow Be Decentralized?

A new wave of decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges that exist almost entirely on a blockchain could do away with middlemen.

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Local Government in China Trials Blockchain for Public Services

A city district in southern China is using blockchain to streamline government services for its one million residents.

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OneCoin 'License' is a Fake, Says Vietnamese Government

OneCoin doesn't have a license to operate in Vietnam despite claims to the contrary, the government said this week.

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Top Secret? Bitcoin Scaling Plan Segwit2x Leaves More Questions Than Answers

While SegWit2x has significant support, according to some in the bitcoin community, the group is closing off software development to outsiders.

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UN Sees Possible Role for Blockchain in Advancing Paris Climate Accord

The United Nations is eyeing blockchain as part of its fight against climate change.

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The FBI Received Over 2,600 Ransomware Complaints in 2016

The law enforcement agency received more than 2,600 complaints about ransomware last year, according to a new report.

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Coin Center: US Senate's Digital Currency Bill Is 'Counterproductive'

US advocacy group Coin Center has said that an anti-money laundering bill before the Senate could disrupt existing rules for digital currency firms.

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Accounting Coalition Moves to Work with Regulators on Blockchain Innovation

To prevent regulation falling behind innovation, the Accounting Blockchain Coalition launched five working groups at an event this week.

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Ukrainian Government to Start Blockchain Land Registry Trial in October

The Ukraine government has revealed plans to trial a land registry system underpinned by blockchain technology.

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Cryptocurrency: How We Hook the Masses

Could cryptocurrency rewards demonstrate the value of the technology and ultimately help bring mass adoption? Jaywalk CEO Rich Svinkin believes so.

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Too Many Cryptocurrencies? Huobi Launches Quantitative Model for Investors

A major China-based exchange has launched a new quantitative analysis tool designed to help traders make long-term cryptocurrency investments.

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Coinbase Appeals Decision in Cryptsy Collapse Lawsuit

Coinbase is appealing a court decision from earlier this month in a lawsuit filed on behalf of customers of Cryptsy.

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Illicit Cryptocurrency Use Targeted in Proposed 2018 FBI Budget

Cryptocurrency is being cited by the FBI as a reason it needs to increase its spending in an effort to combat more advanced cybercrime.

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US Government Seeks Blockchain Solutions for Contract Bidding System

The US government?s main logistical agency is looking at blockchain as a way to re-envision its contract review process.

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IMF's Lagarde Touts Distributed Ledger as Defense Against Terror

The head of one of the world's largest financial organizations has issued new comments addressing blockchain trends.

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Identity without the Blockchain? Skepticism Grows for Once-Hot Use Case

Launched at the UN, the ID2020 Alliance is seeking to revolutionize identity, but will blockchain be the technology of choice?

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Bitcoin Startup Blockchain Raises $40 Million Series B

Bitcoin wallet software startup Blockchain has raised $40m in Series B funding to continue its mission of improving financial services.

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Buddhist Monks Said to Be Targeted by Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme

A bitcoin-focused pyramid scheme appears to have targeted Buddhist meditation practitioners in Thailand, according to a local news source.

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Power to the User: Accenture & Microsoft Are Changing Identity with Ethereum

Centralized ways to prove identity may now have an expiration date, thanks to a new blockchain prototype jointly built by Microsoft and Accenture.

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