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The Four-in-One Crypto Exchange/Education Ecosystem

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing HybridBlock’s co-Founder, Apolo Ohno, in an exclusive interview about his project. >> Exclusive Apolo Ohno Video Interview HybridBlock is designed to be a four-in-one cryptocurrency exchange platform centered around education. In our interview, Mr. Ohno expressed that a lack of education is the reason cryptocurrency isn’t adopted […]
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Overstock Ups Investment in Bitt, Furthering Digital Currency Issuance …

Today, Overstock’s Medici Ventures doubled down on its investment in the realm of digital currency for central banks. The additional $3 million dollar investment in  Caribbean blockchain-based digital payment provider Bitt.com signals a reaffirmation of Overstock and Medici’s belief in the ability of digital currencies to become the de facto means of payment transactions.Medici Ventures […]
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Japan Toughens Oversight, Penalizes Cryptocurrency Exchanges

In its most sweeping crackdown yet, a Japanese regulator has penalized seven cryptocurrency exchanges, requiring two to halt operations for one month. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) announced today, March 8, 2018, that it came down on the exchanges due to their failure to provide proper internal-control systems. All of the exchanges were ordered to […]
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Russian IT Giant Mail.Ru Enables Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Payments

One of the biggest Russian IT holdings, Mail.Ru Group, is allowing advertisers and the owners of advertising sites to pay and be paid with cryptocurrencies on the advertisement platform myTarget. Mail.Ru Group is the worldwide technology company which unites three big social networks Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and My World; ICQ messenger; mobile ads service Youla; popular […]
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MetaMask Wants to Let You Visit the Distributed Web of Tomorrow in the …

One of the most promising concepts of second-generation blockchains is that of dApps (or “decentralised applications”). These are apps built on top of a blockchain. To date, few have made the headlines (with the exception, perhaps, of CryptoKitties), but there is a an increasingly large amount being pushed to the Ethereum mainnet, and even more […]
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Op Ed: Could an Amazon Token Become a Viable Worldwide Cryptocurrency?

Combining the benefits of a utility-based cryptocurrency and a company that exhibits the characteristics of a power law network creates the perfect opportunity for a globally adopted cryptocurrency –– the Amazon Token.Amazon’s Full-Circle EconomyIn this hypothetical futuristic scenario, Amazon extends on the suite of products and services it provides customers in 2018 including: online shopping, […]
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Week in Review: “Defining” Moments in Cryptocurrencies

While Japan has been cracking down more on cryptocurrency exchanges recently, we see the state of Wyoming opening things up to make the state more attractive to the technology. At the same time, the SEC defined ICOs as money transmitters and crypto exchanges as money exchange businesses. It is rapidly becoming easier to run afoul […]
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