Author: Thomas_Prendergast

Three Fronts in the Global Digital Currency Wars

Three Fronts in the Global Digital Currency Wars                                   Jeremy Allaire is co-founder, CEO and chairman of Circle, a global financial services company that provides a platform for individuals, institutions and entrepreneurs to build businesses, invest and raise capital with open crypto technologies. The views expressed here are his own. The past several months have […]

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ASX-Listed DigitalX Seeds New Fund With Half Its Bitcoin Holdings

ASX-Listed DigitalX Seeds New Fund With Half Its Bitcoin Holdings                                          The first ever cryptocurrency firm to be listed on a major stock exchange has launched a new bitcoin fund. DigitalX, which debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under its previous name DigitalBTC as far back as 2015, announced the new fund […]

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Opinion: Europe Must Embrace Blockchain to Avoid Cybercolonization

Opinion: Europe Must Embrace Blockchain to Avoid “Cybercolonization”                                 On September 27, the EU Competitiveness Council met in Brussels to discuss how to support Europe’s digitization, particularly with regard to artificial intelligence — an area that has tremendous potential, but also faces extreme global competition. AI, of course, runs on data. The unfortunate reality is that […]

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Unilever O2 and Sky Join Blockchain Pilot for Digital Ad Transparency

Unilever, O2 and Sky Join Blockchain Pilot for Digital Ad Transparency                                   Unilever, O2 and Sky are among the latest big firms to sign on to Jicwebs’ blockchain pilot program designed to improve trust and transparency in digital advertising. The news was revealed in a Nov. 12 report from United Kingdom-based industry magazine Campaign. Industry […]

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China Scraps Plan to Categorize Bitcoin Mining as Industry to Be Eliminated

China Scraps Plan to Categorize Bitcoin Mining as Industry to Be Eliminated                                    More than six months after the China National Development and Reform Commission proposed to categorize bitcoin mining as an industry to be phased out from the country, it appears the agency has now scrapped that plan. The National Development and Reform Commission […]

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Bitcoin Falls 43 Slipping Below 9000 for First Time in Two Weeks

Bitcoin Falls 4.3%, Slipping Below $9,000 for First Time in Two Weeks                                   Bitcoin fell 4.4 percent Friday, slipping below $9,000 for the first time in two weeks. Analysts cited a lack of positive market drivers and speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve might pause this year’s rate-cutting cycle, which could curb demand for the […]

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Why You Can’t Be Anonymous Using Crypto

Why You Can’t Be Anonymous Using Crypto                                         Most people associate blockchain and Bitcoin with anonymity and imagine that they can perform transactions online without being detected. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth, as aside from a few altcoins that have privacy features, Bitcoin and most cryptos aren’t actually anonymous. How Cryptos […]

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Bitcoin Mining to Ramp Up Dramatically in Russia

Bitcoin Mining to Ramp Up Dramatically in Russia                                   Bitcoin mining is heating up as several groups are ramping up production, with one Russian company aiming for 20% of the world’s total. Bitcoin mining has definitely changed over time. Regular people used to be able to mine BTC with their desktop computers, but those […]

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Comrade Communist Party of China Now Promoting Blockchain

Comrade! Communist Party of China Now Promoting Blockchain                                    In an interesting twist, China is now promoting blockchain, albeit from a communist angle, while censoring dissenting views. China has an interesting history with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. At one time, most of the Bitcoin trading took place in China, and crypto mining is still […]

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