China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

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In recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018.…

Crypto Valley Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a 'Success'

Crypto Valley Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a 'Success'

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Zug, home of the “Crypto Valley” in Switzerland, has successfully completed its first test of a blockchain-based voting system.

Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting Blockchain Security Risks

Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting Blockchain Security Risks

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Technology giant Tencent said it was teaming up with the Chinese government to fight blockchain-related security problems and crimes.

Chip Maker Nvidia Adds Blockchain-AI Startup to Incubator

Chip Maker Nvidia Adds Blockchain-AI Startup to Incubator

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Nvidia is supporting a blockchain startup as part of its Inception Program, which seeks to support artificial intelligence development.

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…