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Crypto Correction: Bitcoin and Ether Dive as Market Sheds $13 Billion

Crypto Correction: Bitcoin and Ether Dive as Market Sheds $13 Billion Is the long-awaited ‘crypto correction’ finally here? There was certainly ample evidence to suggest the answer was yes today, as cryptocurrencies both large and small suffered widespread losses, a decline that analysts attributed to profit taking from veteran investors. Overall, the total market capitalization of…

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Proof-of-Life: Vitalik Buterin Uses Ethereum to Disprove Death Hoax

Proof-of-Life: Vitalik Buterin Uses Ethereum to Disprove Death Hoax Vitalik Buterin, the creator of ethereum, used the technology in an unusual way this weekend, turning to the blockchain network itself to disprove his own death. The hoax originated on the 4chan internet forum yesterday, with posts stating that Buterin had died in a car crash.…

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Barclays Pitches UK Finance Regulator on Cryptocurrencies

Barclays Pitches UK Finance Regulator on Cryptocurrencies Barclays has been in contact with one of UK’s top finance regulators, a senior official for the bank said today. According to Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK, the bank communicated with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to bring cryptocurrencies  “into play”. Vaswani disclosed the conversations on Monday…

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Gemalto Seeks to Patent Method for Secure Blockchain Identity

Gemalto Seeks to Patent Method for Secure Blockchain Identity Digital security vendor Gemalto is looking to stake its claim in the burgeoning blockchain identity sector. According to a patent application recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Gemalto is seeking to protect a method for securing a user’s trusted identity by using paired public and private…

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'Flippening' Flop? As Ethereum's Price Pulls Back, Market Remains Bullish

'Flippening' Flop? As Ethereum's Price Pulls Back, Market Remains Bullish After weeks of torrid growth, it seems ether’s much-hyped ‘Flippening’ may be on the verge of falling short. Just weeks ago, the cryptocurrency that powers the ethereum blockchain looked poised to become the world’s largest by market capitalization, making ethereum the most valuable public blockchain. But as the calendar…

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ICOs: Why There's More Than One Way

ICOs: Why There's More Than One Way Pascal Leblanc is a distributed ledger technology strategic advisor for financial services clients at global professional services firm EY. In this opinion piece, Leblanc discusses alternative approaches to initial coin offerings (ICOs), putting forth a new model that could potentially mitigate the price volatility of tokens. Initial coin offerings…

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EOS: Unpacking the Big Promises Behind a Possible Blockchain Contender

EOS: Unpacking the Big Promises Behind a Possible Blockchain Contender It’s no secret blockchain is a land of extraordinary claims. Complicating matters, though, is even the most ridiculous have shown a propensity to work. If two years ago, you were told a blockchain would exist that would be so powerful as to enable startups to…

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Analyzing Ether: A Bitcoin Investor's Skeptical Take

Analyzing Ether: A Bitcoin Investor's Skeptical Take ‘P4man’ is an active bitcoin miner and investor with an academic background in economy and IT. He has been a member of the online discussion forum Bitcoin Talk since September, 2011. In this opinion piece, P4man looks at the cryptocurrency market to see if there is a credible alternative to bitcoin. Can ethereum…

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

Top Secret? Bitcoin Scaling Plan Segwit2x Leaves More Questions Than Answers After years of debate, the Segwit2x scaling proposal looks like it could play a role in – finally – taking bitcoin a step forward. But the coders and companies involved have been doing at least some of the development behind closed doors, a way of working that some argue runs…

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The FBI Received Over 2,600 Ransomware Complaints in 2016

The FBI Received Over 2,600 Ransomware Complaints in 2016 The FBI received more than 2,600 complaints about ransomware last year, according to a new report. Published yesterday, the annual review of cybersecurity threats from the law enforcement agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) outlined a range of statistics, including the number of submissions it received regarding ransomware. Ransomware…

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