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Now any idiot can apply to list their altcoin on Coinbase

Bring on the altcoin spring. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase teased an opening of the shitcoin floodgates today with an announcement that it will allow issuers of obscure altcoins, tokens, and even digital collectables like CryptoKitties to officially apply to be listed on its exchange.  At present, Coinbase only lists a few cryptocurrencies — bitcoin, bitcoin cash,...CONTINUE READING
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Attorney General blasts cryptocurrency exchanges

It’s not just the hacks and outright scams that make cryptocurrency a risky investment.  According to a report from the office of the New York state attorney general, the exchanges themselves — the places where would-be investors go to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether — are not doing enough to protect their...CONTINUE READING
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One of the most popular Ethereum apps sure looks like a Ponzi scheme

They’re not even trying to hide it anymore.  One of the most popular apps built on the Ethereum blockchain, a so-called DApp, is promising users a guaranteed fixed daily return on their investments. And all the would be crypto-rich have to do is put in a bunch of cryptocurrency up front, then sit back and...CONTINUE READING
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It only took 37 seconds for two bitcoin ‘celebs’ to start fighting on a cruise ship

The cruise ship wasn’t big enough for the both of them.  On September 10, somewhere in the Mediterranean, two well-known rivals in the cryptocurrency space stood awkwardly poolside. A crowd, sporting a mix of cryptocurrency-themed t-shirts and bikinis, lounged nearby on the ship’s upper deck. One man, sweatpants sloshing in the water, steadied a tripod....CONTINUE READING
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Pornhub now accepts a cryptocurrency you’ve never heard of

PornHub now accepts an open source blockchain-based payment solution called PumaPay. Developed by Cyprus-based blockchain company Decentralized Vision, PumaPay offers a “PullPayment protocol,” which it says allows for transactions that have never been possible on the blockchain until now. That includes recurring payments and pay-per-use transactions. “PumaPay’s technological solution, the PullPayment protocol, reverses the mechanics...CONTINUE READING
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Cryptocurrency-rich make magic internet money rain in Vegas

It was late Saturday night at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and an extremely stoned man was trying to bribe his way into the city’s hottest cryptocurrency party — and it wasn’t working.  SEE ALSO: Dozens of Vegas slots went offline simultaneously during a hacker convention To get to that point, he’d have already waited...CONTINUE READING
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How cryptocurrency brings oppression and hope to Venezuela

Daily life in Venezuela begins and ends with one question: What is my money worth today? Venezuela has the world’s worst inflation rate at more than 40,000 percent annually and rising, according to John’s Hopkins University. The country’s almost worthless bolivar currency is breaking deli scales and credit card readers as the more than 30...CONTINUE READING
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West Virginia will use blockchain-backed smartphone voting in 2018 midterms

A new pilot program in West Virginia aims to take voting into the technological future. In doing so, the state has cast its eye toward one of the most popular tech buzzwords of 2018. West Virginia has contracted the Boston company Voatz to enable voting via smartphone for troops overseas in the 2018 midterm elections,...CONTINUE READING
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