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Finding a Path Forward For Blockchain
Innovation is never easy. There are almost always failures, mistakes and doubts that stand in the way of any attempt to change the world: Apollo 1 caught fire on the launchpad and killed its three astronauts before Apollo 11 took man to the moon; the Wright Brothers' first flight lasted just a hair under a minute and was met largely
24 Fun Bitcoin Facts And Figures (That Will Make Your Head Spin)
The following infographic is courtesy of ICOWatchlist.com. It's published here with permission. A new cryptocurrency was born on 31st of October 2008, its name was “Bitcoin” and it has been surrounded by mystery, conspiracy theories, and confusion (not to mention a couple of disasters) ever since. Here is an alternative to the usual Bitcoin nguides which covers 24 of the
G20 Leaders Call For The Taxation Of Cryptocurrency
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The G20 meeting that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over the weekend, saw G20 leaders call for the taxation of cryptocurrency. This document, jointly delivered by G20 leaders called for “a taxation system for cross-border electronic services”, with a final version of regulations expected to be in place by 2020 which will be in line with Financial Action Task
UBS Economist: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Fatally Flawed'
It's often said that you should never kick people when they're down, but does that same general rule of decency apply to cryptocurrencies? Apparently it doesn't, at least if you're UBS Wealth Management's global chief economist Paul Donovan. Even when Bitcoin was soaring toward record highs a year ago this month, Donovan remained skeptical, telling CNBC at the time that
SEC Charges DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather Jr. With Illegally Promoting ICOs
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged music producer DJ Khaled (real name Khaled Khaled) and boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. with failing to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in a series of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Mayweather agreed to pay $300,000 in disgorgement, a $300,000 penalty, and $14,775 in prejudgment interest. Khaled agreed to pay $50,000 in disgorgement,
A Tale of Two “Stablecoins”: How Tether and Dai Track USD
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Bears have taken an iron grip on the cryptocurrency market, sending the bitcoin price plunging below $5,000 to its lowest price of the year so far. Despite the weakness in the crypto market, many early adopters remain convinced that blockchain technology is the future of payments. One of the results of this dogmatic view has been the development of so-called
Playing the Long Game With Cryptocurrencies
Let's get this out of the way right here at the beginning: As we enter the final month of 2018, there is no reason to be optimistic about the prospects of Bitcoin, at least if for some reason you're still holding out hope for a turnaround in 2018. If your confidence in Bitcoin was already shaken by its dreadful performance
Fred Wilson on Crypto Plunge: 'Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better'
Fred Wilson is a man who knows the peaks and valleys of finance, having been an investor during the boom and bust of the dotcom era in the late '90s and early 2000s. Wilson, co-founder of the New York City-based Union Square Ventures, was also an early investor in Bitcoin. In a blog post published this week, Wilson drew parallels
What Thanksgiving Cranberries and Bitcoin Have in Common
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Football is as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and family are, and nearly as old as the holiday itself. It was President Abraham Lincoln who proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, saying that he hoped all Americans would carve out some time to bless the “widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which
Bitcoin Lost Nearly a Third of its Value in Seven Days
Bitcoin's dreadful year appears to be coming to a disastrous end: The world's largest cryptocurrency by market value dropped as much as 14 percent on Monday to $3,675 - and lost nearly a third of its value in the past seven days - as it's suffered one of the worst weekly selloffs in its history. Bitcoin has now plunged nearly