The Legal Marijuana Industry Needs Bitcoin Badly

Legal marijuana has been having banner year after banner year since various states have legalized the sale and consumption of the plant and its derivatives starting back in 2012 within Colorado and Washington. It should be noted that the process of marijuana’s status as a demonized drug has been slipping for much longer than the […]

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Satoshi Search #57: Could Margaret Runchey Be Satoshi Nakamoto?

In a recent blog post, a new individual has been brought into the limelight as a possible identity behind the alias behind Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto. A web developer by the name of Aaron Alan Alexander posted on his Medium blog and Zapchain about his potential findings that a woman named Margaret Runchey is possibly the […]

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Blockchain Smart Plug Could Lower Power Bills

Multinational services and consultancy firm Accenture has developed a smartplug that leverages blockchain technology to seek the lowest tariffs available, thereby saving money by lowering electricity costs wherever possible. In a news story under its ‘Technology column’ today, the BBC published an article announcing Accenture’s development of a smart plug that could save money on […]

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Bitcoin Price: Compulsive Buyers Cool Down

Bitcoin price dropped below $420 yesterday and continues sideways in most exchange charts while compulsive buying at the Chinese exchanges attempts a revival of the strained, low-volume advance. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the […]

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Bitcoin Comic Book Has A Story Beyond Its Pages

Visitors to the Bitcoin Center Buenos Aires, home of Bitcoin Argentina and several bitcoin startups, are reminded of the dramatic saga of bitcoin’s elusive founder Satoshi Nakamoto when they get a glimpse of a comic book on display titled: “BITCOIN The Hunt For Satoshi Nakamoto.” But in addition to drawing attention to one of bitcoin’s greatest […]

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Insolvency Claims over VOX Holdings Draws Quick Response from Uphold

A recent Reddit posting claiming that Uphold, a platform that provides various financial services and encourages fintech innovation, was heading to insolvency because of its VOX holdings drew a quick response from Uphold that caused the critic to recant. The Reddit post a few days ago expressed concern over the fact that $107,936,914 of Uphold’s […]

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A Dogecoin Pump-And-Dump To Start 2016

Bitcoin has always been the gold standard of crypto-currencies. As the first decentralized digital currency, Bitcoin attracted attention the world over, and became known for its use on darknet websites and in gambling. In 2013, when Bitcoin was experiencing its first wave of mainstream attention, another cryptocurrency. Dogecoin, rode on Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention’s coattails. Dogecoin […]

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Bitcoin Mining Firm Butterfly Labs Settles with FTC Over Customer Deception Charges

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that bitcoin mining hardware company Butterfly Labs and two of its operators have agreed to settle charges that pointed to the company deceiving customers. The FTC revealed today that bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Butterfly Labs and two of its operators: part-owner and vice president of product development, […]

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European Central Bank is Open to Blockchain Technology

The European Central Bank (ECB) has revealed that it is taking a close look at exploring the potential of blockchain technology for a multitude of services that it helps collaborate with other central banks in Europe. The European Union’s central bank has, in a report, revealed that it is looking toward new innovations such as […]

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Ransomware Extortionists Land $17,000 in Bitcoin

A cyberattack targeting a Hollywood hospital laced with ransomware malware has been making rounds in mainstream news circles recently. In a separate incident, the Horry County school system in North Carolina was also struck by a ransomware cyberattack. The cyberattack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center lasted nearly a fortnight after beginning on 5 Feb, with […]

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