• If you’ve tired of trying to red-pill your mom on bitcoin, and your mailman isn’t feeling your frequent pitches on decentralization, perhaps it’s time you relocated elsewhere.
  • Cast your gaze further afield and you’ll find districts, both urban and suburban, where bitcoiners reign supreme.
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  • When a Texas-based real estate brokerage firm sold a property using just Bitcoin, the ease of transaction became topical.
  • The ease of use is a major factor that would continue to cause leading real estate brokerage to look keenly in the digital currency’s direction.
  • Its sales notice stated that the potential buyer has to pay in Bitcoin – about 5,050 BTC at the time.
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  • Whereas bitcoin exchanges and information are prized on other parts of the globe, in Nepal dealing in the world’s most popular cryptocurrency will get businesspeople arrested.
  • The threat appears to be how many “countries fear that since Bitcoin transactions are highly anonymous [and how] it can become a tool for criminals for germinating several crimes, especially money laundering.”
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  • A South Korean broadcast television channel has produced and broadcasted a reality TV show where two movie stars competed to live on bitcoin for a week.
  • Set in South Korea and San Francisco, the actors were challenged to find merchants who accept bitcoin directly.
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  • Fraudulent Poloniex Apps Discovered On Google Play On Monday, ESET reported that users of Poloniex have been targeted by fraudulent apps listed on Google Play.
  • ESET discovered two “credential stealing apps” masquerading as mobile apps for the cryptocurrency exchange.
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  • Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018.
  • The top trend for the coming year is the adoption of Blockchain and its immense potential to disrupt and transform the world of money, business, and society.
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  • In their first public appearance since a flurry of news stories documenting the internal power struggles impacting their blockchain project, Tezos, the married couple and business partners projected confidence that despite the governance issues, their technology will endure.
  • Gevers “is probably not a good fit for the project,” Arthur Breitman said.
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  • Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has reaffirmed its intention to provide support for both Bitcoin blockchains following the SegWit2x hard fork in November.
  • Significantly, the forked blockchain will be listed as Bitcoin2x under the B2X ticker symbol.
  • Coinbase made the announcement in a blog post, bringing clarity to how it plans to handle the contentious SegWit2x hard fork that will likely result in a blockchain split.
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  • The research arm of the Islamic Development Bank plans to use blockchain technology to develop sharia-compliant products, aiming to support financial inclusion efforts across its member countries.
  • The Jeddah-based Islamic Research and Training Institute said it had signed an agreement with local firm Ateon and Belgium-based SettleMint, with the first stage to focus on a technical feasibility study.
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  • Bitcoin just hit an all-time-high of $6,000, yet many users are still intimidated by cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology behind it, so they rely on companies like Coinbase to authenticate their investments, and bring a bit of old school establishment to the Wild West of digital exchanges.
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  • The future of work is inextricably tied to the future of human purpose, and both are evolving. Currently, one third of millennials live at home, valuing experiences over asset ownership.
  • Within five years, half the population will be participating in this“gig economy,” doing a handful of projects instead of working a single job for a single employer.
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  • Governments across the world are using technology and banks to keep an eye on their citizens.
  • The US, through the enactment of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), tracks the accounts of its citizens worldwide.
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  • While gambling with cryptocurrencies has been around since the early days of bitcoin (and is expected to grow strongly as customers get more comfortable with the concept), an interesting twist appears to be emerging from platform tokens.
  • As an example, this past week U.S.-based eSports betting platform Unikrn got an online gambling license from Malta.
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  • “Think like a whale – take profits at the end of October”
  • Yesterday we saw that Bitcoin took a first big sell of 15% because that China news wasn’t coming.
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  • Should everyone have their own personal currency?
  • If your computer figures out for itself how to invest using “advanced strategies undiscovered by human players,” and if those strategies are so advanced that the computer can’t even explain them to you, and if they make money, then what do you do?
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  • Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million (176 million pounds) online in a wildly successful “initial coin offering,” in which new digital currency is parceled out to buyers.
  • The acrimonious dispute pits Tezos’ two young founders – Arthur and Kathleen Breitman – against Johann Gevers, the president of a Swiss foundation the couple helped establish to handle the coin offering and promote and develop the Tezos computer network.
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  • Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful “initial coin offering,” in which new digital currency is parceled out to buyers.
  • The venture is now in danger of falling apart because of a battle for control playing out behind the scenes.
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  • A Japanese manager of an exchange for the Ripple cryptocurrency was arrested Wednesday for allegedly swindling ¥1.4 million ($12,470) from a depositor, police said.
  • It is the first arrest in Japan made in connection with a bourse of the Ripple virtual currency issued by a U.S. venture company, which is officially called XRP, according to investigators.
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  • The redditor published a thread in which he claimed to have been watching bitcoin price trends for a while and, being a risk taker, decided to put it all-in on bitcoin.
  • At the time, the redditor stated he had a terminal disease, and added that if bitcoin were to reach the $10,000 mark he would move to the West Coast to “get away from all the angry people” that live where he resided.
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  • Artificial intelligence and Blockchains are the two biggest game-changing technology spheres that–even separately–could be bigger than the Internet breakout of the 1990s for investors.
  • And while stocks of companies working on AI are surging at the prospects, some working on Blockchain technology are already deep into this game—even if most investors haven’t quite figured out how to get in on it yet.
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