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‘0% Success’: Why Blockchain Apps Just Aren’t Taking Off

‘0% Success’: Why Blockchain Apps Just Aren’t Taking Off Yin Wu is the founder of Dirt Protocol, a protocol for decentralized information curation that aims to organize the world’s data and make it freely accessible. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. In 2018, the promise of a …

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NYSE operator’s crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M – TechCrunch

NYSE operator’s crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M – TechCrunch The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency project Bakkt celebrated New Year’s Eve with the announcement of a $182.5 million equity round from a slew of notable institutional investors. ICE, the operator of several global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, established …

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Opera brings a flurry of crypto features to its Android mobile browser – TechCrunch

Opera brings a flurry of crypto features to its Android mobile browser – TechCrunch Crypto markets may be down down down, but that isn’t stopping Opera’s crypto feature — first released in beta in July — from rolling out to all users of its core mobile browser today as the company …

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Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies – TechCrunch

Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies – TechCrunch Thibault Schrepel Contributor Thibault Schrepel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Economic Law at Utrecht University and a reviewer at the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy. While statements and position papers from …

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The Coinmine One is a box that mines crypto at home – TechCrunch

The Coinmine One is a box that mines crypto at home – TechCrunch For $799 you can start mining cryptocurrencies in your home, a feat that previously either required a massive box costing thousands of dollars or, if you didn’t actually want to make any money, a Raspberry Pi. The …

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Coinbase leads $12.75M investment in project to create ‘digital security offerings’ – TechCrunch

Coinbase leads $12.75M investment in project to create ‘digital security offerings’ – TechCrunch Coinbase, the $8 billion crypto exchange giant, is one of a bevy of big name crypto investors backing a project aimed to revolutionize the U.S. securities industry using blockchain technology. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO, told the audience at …

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Blockchain media startup Civil is issuing full refunds to all buyers of its cryptocurrency – TechCrunch

Blockchain media startup Civil is issuing full refunds to all buyers of its cryptocurrency – TechCrunch Many doubted The Civil Media Company‘s ambitious plan to sell $8 million worth of its cryptocurrency, called CVL.  The skeptics, as it turns out, were right. Civil’s initial coin offering, meant to fund the …

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SpankChain spanked – TechCrunch

SpankChain spanked – TechCrunch SpankChain, a cryptocurrency aimed at decentralized sex cams, has announced that a hacker stole about $38,000 from their payment channel thanks to a broken smart contract. They wrote: At 6pm PST Saturday, an unknown attacker drained 165.38 ETH (~$38,000) from our payment channel smart contract which …

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