Recent Stories by Darryn

Mark Zuckerberg Considers Blockchain for Data Authorization and Logins

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, expressed interest in utilizing blockchain technology for the authorization of data, such as logins and account validation, in an interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Feb. 20th. In the interview,...

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Purported Crypto Cloud Mining Ponzi Reported to Thai Police, 140 Victims Allegedly Scammed Out of $1.3 Million

Thirty people in Bangkok filed complaints with Thailand’s Technology Crime Suppression Division after they were allegedly scammed by cryptocurrency cloud mining company CryptoMining.Farm, the Bangkok Post reported. A total of 140 victims were allegedly scammed out of more than $1.3...

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Luxembourg’s New Bill Affords Blockchain Transactions the Same Protections as Traditional Ones

Luxembourg lawmakers passed a new blockchain bill into law, giving transactions completed via distributed ledger the same legal status as those done via traditional means. Luxembourg is one of the more forward-thinking in terms of blockchain adoption. Now, the...

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Autonomous Spanish Region Puts $13 Million towards “4.0 Industries” Including Blockchain

Aragon, an autonomous Spanish region, has seen its government pledge over €12 million ($13 million) to develop what it has dubbed “4.0 industries,” including blockchain, AI, and a host of other emerging technologies. According to the local newspaper La...

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Nasdaq Will Provide Real-Time Bitcoin and Ethereum Index Information

Nasdaq, the second-largest stock market in the world, will bolster its crypto offering with new Bitcoin and Ethereum tracking indices on Feb. 25th. The Indices will offer real-time price updates, in thirty-second intervals, on the two cryptocurrencies for clients...

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Ripple Grants $2 Million to University of Kansas, Funds 29 Universities to Conduct Blockchain and Crypto Research

The University of Kansas has become one of the 29 research institutions to receive funding from Ripple. The University is receiving $2 million—over five years—to support research related to cryptocurrency, blockchain, and digital payments. Ripple—known for its push for cross-banking...

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CEO of Dash: Cryptocurrency More Than a Bolivar Hedge, It’s a Way to Survive in Venezuela [Interview]

Dash CEO, Ryan Taylor, says a few factors saw them enter the Venezuelan market three years ago, but the political situation has made their cryptocurrency a critical survival tool for many in the beleaguered country. Dash, a portmanteau of...

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Analyzing Vitalik Buterin’s Statement About Cryptos that are “Centralized Piles of Trash”

Co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, spoke at the Blockchain Connect Conference in January about Casper CBC and Ethereum 2.0, but also criticized blockchains that boast their speed, calling them “centralized piles of trash.” At the Blockchain Connect Conference in...

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