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A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August

Just recently a team of programmers announced the creation of a ‘Bitreon.cash,’ a platform that aims to be similar to the popular membership application, Patreon. This particular platform, however, will be censorship resistant and powered by bitcoin cash (BCH) payments. In order to fund the protocol, two developers have raised 47 BCH so far out of […]

Hotmail Founder Criticizes the Valuation and Business Models of Cryptocurrencies

Taking a page from the CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon’s, book, Sabeer Bhatia, the founder of internet giant Hotmail.com, has explained why he isn’t fond of cryptocurrencies, even going so far as to call them a ‘fraud.’ Bhatia on Cryptocurrencies Despite the fact that cryptocurrencies and associated blockchain technology are having an increasingly large impact on… […]

UN Publishes White Paper on Supply Chain Blockchain Applications

The United Nations Center For Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business’s (UN/CEFACT) blockchain project team recently published a ‘Blockchain White Paper’ for public review, describing technical applications for blockchain in supply chains. The paper describes an intent to use blockchain technology to support supply chain interoperability, efficiency, and integrity. Since the 1980s, UN/CEFACT standards have played a fundamental […]

Bitcoin.org Reverts Back to ‘Fast’ and ‘Low Fee’ Descriptions on Front Page

This week after a few months of controversy, the owners of Bitcoin.org reverted its descriptions about what Bitcoin is on the website’s front page back to “fast peer-to-peer transactions” and “low processing fees” after removing the descriptions this past January. The front page descriptions were changed by the website’s co-owner, a pseudonym called ‘Cobra Bitcoin,’ […]

Telegram Completes Second ICO, Raising $1.7 Billion, a Third ICO May Be on the Horizon

Telegram Group Inc., the encrypted messaging platform, has completed its second initial coin offering (ICO) — the world’s largest — bringing the amount raised to $1.7 billion. The ICO was held to help establish the Telegram Open Network (TON), a “fast, scalable, and user-friendly” cryptocurrency and blockchain platform. In addition to the $850 million Telegram… […]

The Curious Case of ‘Cobra Bitcoin’: The Peculiar Anon with a Lot of Power

The controversial owner of the web portal Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk, an anon named ‘Cobra Bitcoin’, has been a popular subject within the cryptocurrency community lately. It’s strange that a person who nobody really knows has so much control within the BTC community, and lately his messages have been very cryptic, even making some believe his […]

Telegram on Track to Pocket Over $2 Billion From ICO Rounds, Despite SEC Prying Into the Funding Method

Despite only running for four months, global messaging giant Telegram’s initial coin offering (ICO) is already on track to bring in one billion dollars — long before the product the company is raising money for is even built. Funding from the initial round of investors has already made the company’s launch the biggest ever. Telegram’s […]

Talking About Decentralization Is Easy – Achieving It Is Hard

Browsing the latest cryptocurrency projects, it would be easy to conclude that decentralization is a panacea; a cure for humanity’s financial woes. It must be, surely, given that it’s a key tenet of every other new cryptocurrency and ICO. Without the gospel of decentralization, there would be no point in launching a blockchain version of […]

Bitcoin.org Owner Wants to Revise Satoshi’s White Paper

Following the Segwit2x working group’s announcement to cancel the hard fork scheduled for next week, many shocked bitcoin proponents revealed their opinions on the web. Additionally, one of the administrators of Bitcoin.org, Theymos, wants the web portal’s recommended businesses such as wallet services and exchanges to pledge that “Bitcoin is not ruled by miners” or […]

RightMesh Releases White Paper Outlining First Truly Decentralized Internet Sharing Network

RightMesh introduces a mesh networking platform and protocol, enhanced by blockchain, to create an Internet sharing network and increase global Internet connectivity VANCOUVER, CANADA, September 7, 2017  — RightMesh introduces a truly decentralized, peer-to-peer network and platform for sharing Internet capacity, aimed at increasing global connectivity. Details of the platform are given in its white […]