Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto

Marvel, The Simpsons Go Crypto

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Crypto is set for yet another banner year, especially if mainstream portrayals of it are any indication. Marvel Comics’ Hunt for Wolverine – Adamantium Agenda #1 and The Simpsons: Tapped Out video game are both working-in references to cryptocurrency into their respective storylines and quests in attempt to capture some of the excitement regarding money’s…

China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28

China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28

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People’s Republic of China (PRC) 中华人民共和国 was one of the first governments to ban bitcoin, cryptocurrency. Now, the PRC is the first country to come out with official government crypto rankings. Its China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) used three filters through which coins would be judged: innovation, technology, application. Rather surprisingly to some…

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: UN Backs Crypto-Solar Project in Moldova, Malta Uses Blockchain in Public Transportation

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: UN Backs Crypto-Solar Project in Moldova, Malta Uses Blockchain in Public Transportation

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Today’s Bitcoin in Brief features several examples of harnessing crypto and blockchain technologies to improve quality of life around the world. The United Nations is involved in a crypto-funded project to power Moldova’s Technical University with solar energy. Initiatives in Malta and India will employ blockchain technologies to create more reliable public transportation and land…

Researchers Find Bitcoin Network 3X More ‘Evil’ Than the Public Internet

Researchers Find Bitcoin Network 3X More ‘Evil’ Than the Public Internet

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Just recently a research group called Rapid7 published a report that reveals over a year’s worth of research regarding malicious activity tethered to Bitcoin Core (BTC) full nodes. By utilizing data collected from a network called ‘Project Heisenberg,’ and its internet scanner ‘Project Sonar,’ alongside intelligence from Bitnodes, the team had found quite a lot…

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Bank Wires, Tickets, and Diplomas on Blockchain Tech

Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Bank Wires, Tickets, and Diplomas on Blockchain Tech

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The prospect of transferring an entire national payment system to blockchain technology deserves attention and we are covering the story in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Reports that Russia may transform its version of SWIFT as early as next year coincided with the news that the US banking giant JP Morgan has applied for a blockchain…

JP Morgan Chase Eats Humble Pie, Applies for Blockchain Patent

JP Morgan Chase Eats Humble Pie, Applies for Blockchain Patent

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed this week JP Morgan Chase applied for a patent related to blockchain back in October of last year. It’s quite the turnaround for the bank, which has been on record as one of bitcoin’s and cryptocurrency’s biggest critics. Also read: Venezuela’s President Launches Crypto Funded Youth Bank, Encourages Mining…

The Mystics May Be Here, But Are Crypto's Cards in Reverse?

The Mystics May Be Here, But Are Crypto's Cards in Reverse?

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Crypto may be seeing an influx of mystics, but that might not be a sign the industry is on the right course, CoinDesk editor Bailey Reutzel writes.

Only 1% of Business CIOs are Actually Using ”Blockchain” Technology

Only 1% of Business CIOs are Actually Using ”Blockchain” Technology

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United Kingdom corporate research firm Gartner conducted a survey of nearly 300 Chief Information Officers (CIOs), in an attempt to separate hype from reality. The results are revealing, with a dismal 1% reporting “any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations.” Also read: Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network…