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The Elements of DAO in Dash

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The Elements of DAO in Dash Editor’s note: It looks like The DAO is no longer with us. However, the future development of decentralized communities may again lead to a creation of new blockchain-based DAOs. In the article below the author shows the existing mechanisms for decentralized management in yet another popular blockchain-project called Dash. The […]

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Byteball: Cryptocurrency With No Blockchain or ICO

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Byteball: Cryptocurrency With No Blockchain or ICO The new generation of cryptocurrencies based on DAG thrust its way: another example of such tokens is Byteball, a coin without blockchain or mining with fast and immutable transactions one may conceal or confirm with a third party at will. The Byteball team attempts to solve the problems […]

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What does the FCA think about blockchain?

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In mid-December 2017, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a really interesting 32-page paper on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The timing wasn’t great as most of the City was out getting smashed at Christmas parties, so I thought it best to put it aside until the New Year hangovers were out of the way […]

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The latest cryptocurrency rout is about more than Korea’s crackdown

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South Korea’s government is preparing a bill to ban bitcoin trading, it announced on Thursday, and the news sent every major cryptocurrency plummeting. “There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and the justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges,” Justice minister Park Sang-ki said at a press conference, according […]

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ProShares and VanEck are withdrawing their requests for bitcoin ETFs

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ProShares and VanEck both withdrew requests to the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch bitcoin-linked exchange traded funds on Tuesday. Bitcoin ETFs have long been viewed as a natural next step in the maturation of the bitcoin market. Two financial services giants — ProShares and VanEck — are withdrawing requests to the Securities and Exchange […]

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A crypto expert explains the difference between the two largest cryptocurrencies in the world: bitcoin and Ethereum

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Lex Sokolin, Autonomous Research’s director of fintech strategy, talks with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein about the differences between bitcoin and Ethereum. Following is a transcript of the video. Sara Silverstein: What is bitcoin vs. Ethereum? Lex Sokolin: Yeah, so bitcoin is — and I’m probably going to upset all the bitcoin maximalists out […]

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MORGAN STANLEY: Bitcoin could use more energy than Argentina this year

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Bitcoin mining could use more electricity in 2018 than Argentina, Morgan Stanley said in a note to clients Wednesday. It could also use more energy than electric vehicle power demand in 2025. The cryptocurrency could make up 0.6% of the world’s consumption in 2018 and force utility stocks to adapt. Energy needed to mine bitcoin […]

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CRYPTO INSIDER: Buffett’s a bitcoin bear

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Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. Warren Buffett is officially a bitcoin bear. The billionaire investor said Wednesday he would “buy a five-year put on every one of the cryptocurrencies” […]

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A major bitcoin conference is no longer accepting bitcoin payments because the fees and lag have gotten so bad

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The North American Bitcoin conference has stopped accepting bitcoin payments for tickets due to fees and congestion associated with the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is red-hot right now, but the demand has put the network under unprecedented stress and sent transaction fees sky-rocketing. Those issue makes it difficult to use bitcoin as a replacement for a traditional […]

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What is litecoin?

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The value of litecoin was up 8,000% in 2017 as of Dec. 19. It has risen nearly eight times as much as bitcoin has. So, you may be wondering: What is litecoin? How is it different from bitcoin? How can I buy some? Here are your answers. What is litecoin, who created it? Litecoin is […]

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