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What is Lisk? A sidechain and DAPP platform based on Javascript

What is Lisk? One of the biggest struggles in the industry is getting developers up to speed on building blockchains and making sense of the granular codebases under the hood. With Bitcoin core being written primarily in C++ and Ethereum…

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Cryptocurrency Industry Spotlight: Who is Charlie Lee?

Who is Charlie Lee – Founder of Litecoin? Whether you know him as the founder of Litecoin, Director of Engineering at Coinbase, or avid tweeter and influential crypto-personality, Charlie Lee has made a name for himself in the cryptocurrency industry.…

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Following Regulatory Pressure, BitConnect Will Terminate its Lending and Exchange Platforms

  After months of community skepticism and scrutiny, BitConnect is closing its doors.  The popular Bitcoin investment platform has long come under fire for its dubious business model, promises of daily 1% returns on investment, and lack of team transparency.  Some…

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What is Nxt? | Beginner’s Guide

What is Nxt? Nxt uses the blockchain to create an entire ecosystem of decentralized features, all of which require the Nxt currency. Instead of modifying the original Bitcoin source code, as many altcoins have done, Nxt developers wrote their own…

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Dallas Mavericks & Other Business Venues to Accept Cryptocurrency

Dallas Mavericks & Other Business Venues to Accept Cryptocurrency Keep on the lookout Mavericks fans, you could potentially be paying for your next ticket in cryptocurrency. Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban says that next season,…

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Japan’s Largest Bank Plans to Establish Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japan’s Largest Bank Plans to Establish Cryptocurrency Exchange The move marks the first time a Japanese Bank will launch a cryptocurrency and exchange. Worth more than financial mega-giant Bank of America, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is currently one of the…

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3 Common Cryptocurrency Tax “Loopholes” and Why They Don’t Work

3 Common Cryptocurrency Tax “Loopholes” and Why They Don’t Work The following is a guest post by Mario Costanz, CEO of HappyTax and CryptoTaxPrep.com.  Cryptocurrency traders once enjoyed a relatively regulation-free investment environment. Back in the early days of Bitcoin,…

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What is DragonChain? | Beginner’s Guide

What is DragonChain? DragonChain is a blockchain-based company and ecosystem originally developed by Disney in 2014. The project started as the “Disney Private Blockchain Platform” and was later released as open-source software in 2016. DragonChain currently operates as a nonprofit…

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Deja Vu: Market Met with Seemingly Annual Massive Correction

The Market is Bleeding Hard Right Now, but Don’t Panic–We’ve Seen this Before To quote Ralphie Parker from A Christmas Story: “Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith,…

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What is FunFair? | Beginner’s Guide

What is FunFair? FunFair is an Ethereum-based platform for online casino gaming. Targeting the $47B online gambling market, FunFair isn’t actually a casino. Instead, the underlying gaming technology is licensed out to casinos and other gambling platforms. The FunFair team…

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How to Make Money with Bitcoin

How to Make Money with Bitcoin There are plenty of ways to make money with Bitcoin outside of the traditional investment routes that you’ve probably had promoted to you ad nauseam by now. As the old saying from the gold…

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Ripple Partners with MoneyGram for Cross-Border Payments

Ripple Partners with MoneyGram for Cross-Border Payments One of the leading money transfer firms in the world, MoneyGram, recently announced its partnership with Bitcoin rival Ripple to use XRP in its payments network. According to a press release on MoneyGram’s…

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What is VeChain Thor? | Beginner’s Guide

What is VeChain Thor? VeChain (soon to be VeChain Thor) is a Blockchain-as-a-Service company with a mission to build “a trust-free and distributed business ecosystem to enable transparent information flow, efficient collaboration, and high speed value transferring.” The project has…

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ERC223 – Proposed ERC20 Upgrade

The 375K Reasons For Improving ERC20 With ERC20 token-based juggernauts such as EOS, Basic Attention Token (BAT), and Storj, it’s difficult to argue the interface contract’s success. The Ethereum community has clearly rallied support around this standard, & both developer…

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What is Zcash? A Private Security Layer Based on Bitcoin

What is Zcash? Zcash is a publicly encrypted blockchain and scientific breakthrough in cryptography by using zero-knowledge cryptography known as zk-SNARKS. This framework allows the user to leverage two addresses: one fully private and one transparent (similar to Bitcoin). Known as…

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What is ChainLink? A Beginner’s Guide to Decentralized Oracles

An Introduction to ChainLink ChainLink is a decentralized oracle service, the first of its kind. When Ethereum went live in 2015, it revolutionized what blockchain could bring to enterprise solution and traditional business. Blockchain was no longer just a medium…

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Survey Shows About 30% of Millennials Prefer Bitcoin Over Government Bonds & Stocks

Is Cryptocurrency the New Gold Rush? 2017 was a year that Bitcoin turned its meager presence into a household name. From an increase to around $14,000 from just $280 two years ago (what would be a 4900% profit), it’s no…

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What is Bitcoin Atom: Is This 2018 Bitcoin Fork Legit?

What is Bitcoin Atom? Bitcoin Atom (BCA) is a SegWit enabled Bitcoin fork that is working on on-chain atomic swaps and a hybrid consensus model. One of the most attractive components of Bitcoin Atom is its mission of creating a…

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Upcoming Event: NEO DevCon in San Francisco

NEO DevCon in San Francisco (January 30th 2018 – January 31st 2018) The NEO team had a very eventful 2017 that helped shape the cryptocurrency landscape. From the full rebranding of the company from Antshares in June, releasing the NEO…

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What is BitClave: Tackling the Digital Advertising Industry

BitClave: The New Digital Media Token on the Block BitClave is offering a decentralized search engine that eliminates any third party advertising intermediaries with the goal of establishing a strong, more efficient relationship between businesses and consumers. BitClave champions the…

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What is Raiden Network Token? A Beginner’s Guide

What is Raiden Network Token (RDN)? The Raiden Network Token is the native currency of the Raiden Network, which describes its protocol as a means for “fast, cheap, scalable token transfers for Ethereum”. The protocol is meant to complement Ethereum,…

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Bittrex, Binance, and Others Stop Accepting New Accounts, Can’t Accommodate Demand

Bittrex, Binance, and Others Stop Accepting New Accounts, Can’t Accommodate Demand Some major cryptocurrency exchanges are having to close their doors to new accounts–for now. Within the past month, Bittrex, CEX.IO, Bitfinex, and Binance have all temporarily suspended new account creation…

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What is Waltonchain? | Beginner’s Guide

What is Waltonchain? Waltonchain combines blockchain with IoT (specifically RFID) to create a management system for supply chains. The project is named after Charlie Walton, the inventor of RFID technology and a pioneer in the space. Logistics systems are complex…

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Explaining Ripple’s Price Drop This Past Week

Rough Week for Ripple While the overall cryptocurrency market took a hit this week, Monday’s vertical price drop of Ripple shocked investors. Over the past month, cryptocurrency enthusiasts who had allotted some of their capital towards XRP during earlier times…

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Psychology of Cheap Coins and Bitcoin Rebranding

Psychology of Cheap Coins There is a possibility that Bitcoin will undergo a major rebranding in the near future due to the hysteria that often surrounds cheap coins. In this article, we’ll explore the psychological attraction of cheap coins and…

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Ripple and R3 Continue Legal Battle: Ripple Fires Back with Countersuit

Ripple and R3 Continue Legal Battle: Ripple Fires Back with Countersuit It’s 2016, and Ripple has decided to sign a deal with R3 blockchain consortium.  Per the agreement, R3 was permitted to buy 5 billion XRP at $0.0085, valued at…

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This Week in Cryptocurrency – January 12th, 2018

This Week in Cryptocurrency – January 12th, 2018 Crypto Roller Coaster Continues: This week, the total market cap for all coins hit a new all-time high around $835 billion on January 7th and took a steep correction losing over $200 billion…

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CoinCentral + Blockchain Connect

CoinCentral + Blockchain Connect We’re happy to formally announce CoinCentral is a media partner of Blockchain Connect. If you’ve been following us for awhile, you may have noticed that we’re highly selective about who we choose to work with. We aim…

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Dash: Solving the Challenges of Instant, Private Payments

Introduction to Dash Dash is a cryptocurrency based off the Bitcoin and Litecoin code base, but with various changes and improvements that have differentiated it since its debut in 2014. Dash’s creator, Evan Duffield, built Dash to address three key…

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TRON Plagiarized its Whitepaper, Community Claims

Trouble for TRON Voices in the cryptocurrency community are up in verbal arms against TRON, a project that wants to put multimedia and entertainment service on the blockchain.  The cryptocurrency is under fire for its whitepaper, which as multiple sources…