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Blockchain-based GLN hopes to challenge Steam and Apple gaming platforms

Blockchain-based GLN hopes to challenge Steam and Apple gaming platforms

Over the years, there have been many challenges seeking to take Steam's throne as the leader in PC gaming distribution. Now, a blockchain-based startup is hoping it can use the new technology to provide an alternative to Steam.
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Inside a Bitcoin mine, fans, silicon, and frigid temperatures keep crypto pumping

Inside a Bitcoin mine, fans, silicon, and frigid temperatures keep crypto pumping

Ever wondered what it's like inside a bitcoin mine? Since it's a digital currency, you can't just dig it up with a pickaxe -- so to get an inside look at how it works, we packed up our cameras and drove up to Wenatchee, Washington to see a mine in person. Check out the video to get an inside look!
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IBM’s blockchain for jewelry will steer consumers clear of blood diamonds

IBM’s blockchain for jewelry will steer consumers clear of blood diamonds

Outside of cryptocurrency, IBM's use of blockchain in jewelry manufacturing will give greater transparency to this business and help consumers choose ethically sourced gems. Consumers will soon be able to scan a QR code using their smartphone to see the origins and manufacturing of their jewelry.
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John McAfee-backed cryptocurrency platform leaks personal details

John McAfee-backed cryptocurrency platform leaks personal details

The Bezop cryptocurrency ecommerce platform might promise security for users, but early investors have become victims of a preventable leak in the form of an unsecured database which contained reams of personal information, including names, email addresses, and email driving license and passport scans.
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Who’s to blame for the GPU pricing crisis? Everyone

Who’s to blame for the GPU pricing crisis? Everyone

Whether you're been looking for a reasonably priced GTX 1070 or hoped to find an AMD Vega card for sale, you've probably been stumped for much of the last year. You're not alone. Graphics cards have been outrageously expensive for a long time. As it turns out, there’s plenty of blame to go around.
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Quantum mechanics could save the blockchain from quantum computers

Quantum mechanics could save the blockchain from quantum computers

A new type of 'quantum blockchain' that effectively acts like a time machine could make it possible to avoid the problem faced by developers when quantum computers can easily break traditional encryption systems. Such a system could, in theory, protect blockchain platforms like Bitcoin in the future.
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Bitcoin put him on the street. Then it made him a fortune

Bitcoin put him on the street. Then it made him a fortune

Paxful co-founder Ray Youssef wants to give back to world with Bitcoin after the cryptocurrency helped him go from homeless to a major Bitcoin success. His high-minded ideas about what Bitcoin can accomplish have helped him help himself, and others, but hasn’t kept Youssef away from controversy.
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Coinbase bans Wikileaks from its currency exchange platform

Coinbase bans Wikileaks from its currency exchange platform

Coinbase, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has banned Wikileaks from the use of its platform. Wikileaks will still be able to accept payments via Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but it will have to find a new way, including other exchanges, to convert those tokens into hard currencies.
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SEC files fraud charges against co-founder of Centra Tech

SEC files fraud charges against co-founder of Centra Tech

The third co-found of Centra Tech has been arrested after the SEC filed charges against him alleging his company defrauded investors.
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Amazon patent wants to unmask Bitcoin users, sell data to law enforcement, others

Amazon patent wants to unmask Bitcoin users, sell data to law enforcement, others

An Amazon patent filing from 2014 that has only just been given approval suggests that the retail giant is interested in identifying both parties behind Bitcoin transactions by teaming up with telecom companies. This suggests Amazon could sell access to that information to groups like law enforcement.
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Cambridge Analytica designed cryptocurrency to sell back your personal data

Cambridge Analytica designed cryptocurrency to sell back your personal data

Two wrongs don't make a right, and that's especially true for Cambridge Analytica, which had collected information from more than 87 million Facebook users. Now, a former employee reveals that the company has been working on its own cryptocurrency designed to sell your own personal data back to you.
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DT Daily: Tesla pauses Model 3 production to untangle robot assembly lines

DT Daily: Tesla pauses Model 3 production to untangle robot assembly lines

Tesla hits the brakes on Model 3 production just when it needs to ramp it up, Apple eyes a broader news focus (and business), we explain that ever-mysterious 'blockchain' thingie.
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Want to hide your Pornhub browsing? Use digital currency to make payments

Want to hide your Pornhub browsing? Use digital currency to make payments

Adult-oriented site Pornhub is now accepting cryptocurrency as payment for all products, including its monthly subscription service for premium content. More specifically, the site now accepts Verge Currency, a cryptocurrency that relies on TOR and I2P technologies to hide your transactions.
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The PlayTable blockchain console brings digital board games back to the tabletop

The PlayTable blockchain console brings digital board games back to the tabletop

The PlayTable blockchain console is more than just a tablet, it’s a distributed digital toybox for you and your kids.
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What are smart contracts?

What are smart contracts?

What are smart contracts? They're like traditional contracts, but instead of being backed by lawyers at either end, they're backed by computing algorithms and they could change the way many industries operate.
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From gold to greatswords, blockchain lets gamers truly own their loot

From gold to greatswords, blockchain lets gamers truly own their loot

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Blockchain may power future elections, but it’s no silver bullet for fraud

Blockchain may power future elections, but it’s no silver bullet for fraud

It seems likely that blockchain technology will be introduced to voting systems in the US in the next couple of years. Here’s what it will look like.
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With this browser, ads can’t steal your attention — they have to pay you for it

With this browser, ads can’t steal your attention — they have to pay you for it

The creator of Javascript and founder of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, thinks he has a blockchain-based solution. It’s secure, private, technologically advanced and, best of all, ensures everyone involved in online ads receives payment – including you.
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The tech behind cryptocurrency could save lives by fixing medical records

The tech behind cryptocurrency could save lives by fixing medical records

There’s a research group at MIT aiming to bring order to the chaotic world of medical records, with a little help from the blockchain.
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Is there horse in your hamburger? How blockchain could fight food fraud

Is there horse in your hamburger? How blockchain could fight food fraud

In the global economy, people often don’t know where the products they consume come from. One company thinks blockchain can change that
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Before crypto nirvana, blockchain needs to solve these basic problems

Before crypto nirvana, blockchain needs to solve these basic problems

Blockchain technology is far from perfect. We interviewed some of the world's premier developers to talk about the blockchain problems we face today.
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From the doctor to the DMV, blockchain can make governments swift and secure

From the doctor to the DMV, blockchain can make governments swift and secure

With a growing interest in blockchain technology, could governments be one of the best use cases for the distributed ledger system of data protection?
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Beyond Bitcoin: How blockchain will reshape the future

Beyond Bitcoin: How blockchain will reshape the future

Don’t be fooled by the hype – blockchain isn’t a passing fad that’ll fade out in a year or two. It truly has the potential to reshape the world we live in
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City of Austin is hoping the blockchain can help protect the homeless

City of Austin is hoping the blockchain can help protect the homeless

Austin is seeking to use the tech behind Bitcoin to help solve some of the issues that its homeless population faces.
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Another initial coin offering ‘exit scam’ steals $660M from Vietnam’s investors

Another initial coin offering ‘exit scam’ steals $660M from Vietnam’s investors

Reports stemming from Vietnam claim that a company developing two cryptocurrency platforms raised $660.79 million in initial coin offerings and disappeared with the money. The company initially paid commissions to investors with cash, but then reverted to tokens that couldn't be withdrawn for money.

Yahoo Japan invests in a cryptocurrency exchange platform launching this fall

Yahoo Japan invests in a cryptocurrency exchange platform launching this fall

Yahoo Japan and BitARG Exchange Tokyo both confirmed on Friday a 40-percent investment in an upcoming Bitcoin exchange platform launching this fall. Yahoo Japan will supposedly make additional investments in the beginning of 2019 to launch a full-blown product by April 2019.
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Cryptojacking is the new ransomware. Is that a good thing?

Cryptojacking is the new ransomware. Is that a good thing?

Malicious cryptominers and cryptojacking is a hot new malware trend that's been sweeping websites and victim systems for many months now. They've become so prevalent that ransomware is far less of a concern to consumers and businesses, but does that mean the new kid on the block is here to stay?
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Ransomware shifts focus from holding passwords hostage to hijacking your PC

Ransomware shifts focus from holding passwords hostage to hijacking your PC

A malicious site reportedly designed to extort by demanding cryptocurrency payment in exchange for not leaking a user's password has quickly shifted course. Now, the site will instead hijack a user's computer power to mine for cryptocurrency in the background.
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You may need to pay extra if you want to buy a home with Bitcoin

You may need to pay extra if you want to buy a home with Bitcoin

One NYC townhouse is listed for $30 million, but if you'd rather use Bitcoin to seal the deal, you'll need to shell out the equivalent of $45 million. The seller says that the 50 percent premium is set to cover market volatility with cryptocurrency exchanges, so it's still cheaper to pay with cash.
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IoT Group revives a power plant to fuel a blockchain applications complex

IoT Group revives a power plant to fuel a blockchain applications complex

IoT Group teamed up with Australia's Hunter Energy to revive an old coal-fueled power station located in Hunter Valley. Inside the facility will be a Blockchain Application Complex serving up power at wholesale cost. This will be a cheap alternative to running blockchains on Australia's power grids.
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Coinbase may register with SEC as brokerage firm

Coinbase may register with SEC as brokerage firm

Coinbase, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is reportedly considering registering with the SEC as a brokerage firm.
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Robot Cache’s blockchain-based service could change how you buy games

Robot Cache’s blockchain-based service could change how you buy games

Robot Cache, an upcoming game distribution platform based on blockchain, has partnered with game publishers including THQ Nordic.
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In proper 2018 fashion, the royal wedding now has its very own cryptocurrency

In proper 2018 fashion, the royal wedding now has its very own cryptocurrency

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married, they’re being gifted a new cryptocurrency, called the Royal Coin.
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Indian central bank looks to block Bitcoin, while creating its own cryptocurrency

Indian central bank looks to block Bitcoin, while creating its own cryptocurrency

The Indian banking authority, RBI, is going to cease offering banking services to anyone involved in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.