Humans vs Uber: Will Blockchain Help?

Humans vs Uber: Will Blockchain Help? Uber managed to gain a remarkable market share in the transport industry by implementing a simple but powerful idea. The company didn’t invest in a technology from scratch, but selected an industry with great demand and built an ecosystem with a broader supply chain. Uber realized that the difference…

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Kik Selects Stellar Over Ethereum for Token Launch

Kik Selects Stellar Over Ethereum for Token Launch Messenger app maker Kik is quitting ethereum for good as it continues to develop its cryptocurrency, dubbed kin. Launched on ethereum early in the ICO boom, Kik has now announced that it will close kin’s atomic swap with ethereum. Without specifying a date, the Kin Ecosystem Foundation…

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New York Regulators Have Granted Their 14th Crypto License

New York Regulators Have Granted Their 14th Crypto License The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has just issued a new BitLicense to the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), allowing it to offer crypto-related services in the Empire State. According to a press release Wednesday, DFS has granted its virtual currency license to the…

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Crypto Traders Now See No Winner in Bitcoin Cash Fork

Crypto Traders Now See No Winner in Bitcoin Cash Fork Early trading indicates crypto investors may no longer believe Bitcoin ABC, today the dominant software used to run the bitcoin cash blockchain, will hold on to its leading position following an expected fork tomorrow. At press time, exchange markets set up in advance to offer…

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Australia: Tax Regulator Warns of Fraudulent Requests for Tax Payment via BTC ATMs

Australia: Tax Regulator Warns of Fraudulent Requests for Tax Payment via BTC ATMs The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has published a warning Nov. 14 about scammers demanding tax payments through Bitcoin ATMs. The post notes that the number of scammers who request payment through BTC has now exceeded those who ask for iTunes giftcards. Kath Anderson, the Assistant Commissioner at the ATO, said…

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McAfee Labs Warns Over New Russian Monero Cryptojacking Malware ‘WebCobra’

McAfee Labs Warns Over New Russian Monero Cryptojacking Malware ‘WebCobra’ Internet security provider and research lab McAfee Labs has uncovered new malware which secretly uses consumer devices to mine Monero (XMR), a blog post confirmed Nov. 12. Dubbed “WebCobra” and originating from Russia, the latest threat downloads one of two mining clients and uses the processor power of an infected device to…

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