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Archive for June 2018

TechCrunch: Over 1000 Crypto Projects Are Considered ‘Dead’ Now

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More than a thousand of crypto projects are “already dead” as of June 30, 2018, according to a recent TechCrunch report. The news outlet has based its claim on data from two websites: Coinopsy and DeadCoins. Coinopsy provides daily reviews of various cryptocurrencies, including ones that are already “dead.” It defines a “dead” token as…

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Delays Be Damned: Tezos Blockchain Enters Beta – CoinDesk

Delays Be Damned: Tezos Blockchain Enters Beta - CoinDesk

After months of painful wrangling, the Tezos network is up and running – more or less. The Tezos Foundation announced on Saturday that the blockchain’s “betanet is live.” As the group explained prior to the launch, this means that a fully functional version of the network is available, but still “experimental” in nature, with downtime and…

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Expedia Drops Bitcoin Payments, Official Confirms – Bitcoin News

Expedia Drops Bitcoin Payments, Official Confirms - Bitcoin News

News Travel booking platform Expedia has stopped accepting bitcoin (BTC). A company representative confirmed the policy change, while stating that various payment options are being continuously evaluated without elaborating on the details. Expedia has been supporting bitcoin payments since 2014.  Also read: Russian Railways Eyes Crypto for Tickets, Blockchain for Cargo Expedia Confirms Suspension of…

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Bitcoin Cash Sees More Infrastructure, Applications, and Protocol Innovation – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Cash Sees More Infrastructure, Applications, and Protocol Innovation

News Over the past few weeks, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has seen a lot of new infrastructure support, applications, and protocol innovation. While everyone has been watching the bearish markets across the digital currency economy, in general, there’s a lot of action happening within the BCH ecosystem that supersedes its current price speculation. Also…

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Recently Found Double Spending Vulnerability Is Not Tether’s Own, SlowMist Confirms

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China-based cybersecurity firm SlowMist has confirmed that a recent double-spending vulnerability it found in Tether (USDT) is not inherent to the cryptocurrency itself. Instead, it is enabled by some crypto exchanges’ databases not strictly verifying the status of the “valid” parameter of incoming USDT transactions. SlowMist explained this in a comment to its own Tweet…

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Structure of Class Warfare – Bitcoin News

Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Structure of Class Warfare - Bitcoin News

News The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising ExpectationsSection 4: State Versus SocietyChapter 9, Part 2Crypto, and the Structure of Class Warfare The wall separating state and society is crumbling. Or, rather, the state is taking a jackhammer to it in an aggressive attempt to control every aspect of productive and cooperative life…The people you…

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Arbitration on a Governed Blockchain: EOS’ Crisis of Dispute Resolution

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Another week, another squabble involving the beleaguered EOS blockchain. The platform that has recently sustained a round of criticism for its lack of decentralization and its underwhelming technical robustness is now going through a governance crisis. The problem partly stems, quite ironically, from the lack of the system’s mediating capacity and centralized enforcement over the…

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Blockchain's Impact on Food and Farming, Explained

Blockchain's Impact on Food and Farming, Explained

4. Blockchain could eliminate paper-based processes and cut costs, with these savings passed on to you. Getting rid of middlemen would minimize transaction fees, and decentralization would also make it easier for smaller farms to compete with larger corporations. For example, blockchain concepts such as PavoCoin are entering the fray — giving smaller farmers access…

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