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Archive for June 2014

MaidSafe COO Reflects on Lessons Learned from Crowdsale

MaidSafe COO Reflects on Lessons Learned from Crowdsale

MaidSafe was founded in 2006, when founder David Irvine, a former IT consultant, decided to create a new platform to improve Internet security. Computers running MaidSafe talk to others on the network to create a large storage array (the firm’s name stands for ‘Massive Array of Internet Disks, Secure Access for Everyone’). Participants can choose…

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Cai-Capital Opens Up UK Property to Foreign Cryptocurrency Investors

Cai-Capital Opens Up UK Property to Foreign Cryptocurrency Investors

Since the bitcoin price rose sharply last year, the sale of properties for the digital currency has become, if not commonplace, definitely a growing trend – albeit for more luxury properties. Now, a new company is entering the cryptocurrency housing sector. Offering international investors the chance to buy UK properties with an extensive range of…

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Mining Roundup: BBB Warning, Alpha Technology and a Pool Attack

Mining Roundup: BBB Warning, Alpha Technology and a Pool Attack

Succeeding in the cryptocurrency mining industry over the long term may require thinking outside of the box. It takes creativity to rise above the rest and survive in such a fast-moving industry. New ideas such as permacoin, which uses proof of work to store archival data, could be an example of this. The recent Chapter…

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StartCOIN's Crowdfunding Twist, World Cup Fever and Vertcoin

StartCOIN's Crowdfunding Twist, World Cup Fever and Vertcoin

Any superstitious altcoin enthusiasts out there? Today marks the coincidence of both Friday the 13th and the full moon, an appropriate way to end yet another week in the digital currency world. But, there’s no need to dwell on the existence of luck as it relates to cryptographic payment systems. Instead, let’s kick back and…

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Facebook Approves First Cryptocurrency Tipping Apps

Facebook Approves First Cryptocurrency Tipping Apps

Facebook has approved two new cryptocurrency tipping apps, according to the small team of dogecoin enthusiasts that developed them. Lead developer Alejandro Caballero announced on reddit that the social networking giant has approved both his Doge Tipping App, which is restricted to dogecoin, and his Multicoin Tipping App, which got the official nod just this morning. The latter…

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Citi: Bitcoin a Threat to Debit and Credit Card Issuers

Citi: Bitcoin a Threat to Debit and Credit Card Issuers

A recent report published by Citi suggests that bitcoin could challenge or even supplant some traditional payment services if adoption widens in future years. According to Citi GPS, a corporate publication owned by the financial institution, the technology underlying digital currencies has the potential to disrupt current-day payments structures. It cites debit/credit card systems and…

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Mining Roundup: Walmart, BFGMiner, and Altcoins in the Cloud

Source: Genesis Mining

Bitcoin’s breakthrough from a rather stagnant price has certainly made miners happy as of late. It might even entice the masses to splurge on a mining unit or two. Such an occurrence would certainly help the network as a whole. The recent meeting of minds between Chinese mining hardware suppliers brings back to the fore…

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