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Archive for April 2018

Zcash Added to Circle Invest in Bid to Compete with Coinbase

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Goldman Sachs-backed fintech startup, Circle has announced that it will be adding Zcash to its Circle Invest platform. The platform, released following beta testing in March, aims to compete with Coinbase, providing users with instant, commission-free crypto asset trading. It provides…

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ANZ and IBM Build Blockchain Solution for Insurance

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has announced a blockchain solution aimed to improve efficiency in the insurance industry. Working with tech giant IBM and financial services firm Suncorp New Zealand, ANZ is building a blockchain-based platform aimed to ease the transfer of data and premium payments between brokers and insurers, ultimately making…

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Iran Continues to Develop State Cryptocurrency Despite Central Bank Ban – Bitcoin News

Regulation Iran has been developing its own cryptocurrency, a project which has yielded an experimental local crypto, despite the country’s central bank banning banks from dealing with cryptocurrencies. Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Minister has shed light on the project, commented on its alleged use to evade sanctions, and clarified the central…

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UNICEF Wants to Use Your Excess CPU Power to Mine Monero

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. UNICEF Australia, an organization that is dedicated to humanitarian aid for disadvantaged children, is shining the spotlight on a good cause while simultaneously seizing an opportunity for an added revenue stream through cryptocurrency mining. The agency has launched The HopePage, which…

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UNICEF Is Mining Crypto to Raise Funds for Children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking to harness supporters’ computers to raise donations via cryptocurrency mining. To that end, the organization has launched “The Hope Page” – a website that mines cryptocurrency with the help of visitors’ computer processing power. The non-profit described in a statement that site will “allow Australians to provide help…

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Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin? Lawsuits Won't Stop the Fight Over Bitcoin's Name – CoinDesk

“Roger Ver deserves to go to (back to) jail for fraud.” For those not immersed in bitcoin’s byzantine politics, it might seem strange to see Ragnar Lifthrasir, a self-described “passionate advocate for bitcoin,” wish incarceration on an early adopter and fervent evangelist the community once called “Bitcoin Jesus.” But Lifthrasir isn’t alone in his desire to lock Ver…

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US Central Bank Explains how Bitcoin is Like 'Regular Currency

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Christine Smith, a content strategist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, suggests bitcoin is less “exotic” and more boring than people may think. Bitcoin’s two use cases are as a store of value and a currency, the latter of…

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Hungarian and Peruvian Localbitcoins Markets Post Record Volume

Market Updates The Localbitcoins markets of several nations have produced significant spikes in recent weeks, with the peer-to-peer (P2P) markets of Hungary, Peru, and Venezuela establishing new all-time highs for volume when measuring in trade in fiat currency. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Outage Downs Telegram, Bitcoin Shines on a Bank P2P…

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Mastercard Seeks 'Fast Track' Way to Sync Blockchain Data

Payments giant Mastercard wants to patent a way to quickly add new nodes to a blockchain network, new filings reveal. In a patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company outlines a method by which nodes can connect with and verify the contents of a particular blockchain. Per Mastercard, the idea is…

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CFTC Chief aka ‘Cryptodad’ to Retire When Term Expires Next Year

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The top markets regulator in the United States has confirmed that he will retire following the expiration of his term in 2019, depriving the cryptocurrency industry of one of the Washington establishment’s friendliest voices. Speaking with financial publication IFLR at last…

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