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Nike now holds patent for blockchain-based sneakers called 'CryptoKicks'

The US Patent Office has today issued sportswear brand Nike's patent for its blockchain -compatible sneakers dubbed "CrpytoKicks." The patent outlines a system whereby blockchain can be used to attach cryptographically secured digital assets to a physical product, in this case a sports shoe.

Mar 01, 2021 by Matthew Beedham - Hard Fork
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IMF Calls for Credit Score to be Tied to Internet Search History

In a blog post courtesy of the International Monetary Fund, IMF researchers Arnoud Boot, Peter Hoffmann, Luc Laeven, and Lev Ratnovski called for internet search history to be tied to credit score.

Feb 06, 2021 by Justin Fitzgerald - RealityCircuit
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The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin Billionaire Arthur Hayes

The BitMEX cofounder created a cryptocurrency exchange that has traded trillions. Now he's wanted by U.S. authorities, and insiders wonder whether he and his partners are villains-or victims of a two-tiered justice system that favors big banks over brash outsiders.

Feb 06, 2021 by Adam Ciralsky - Vanity Fair
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How Pretty Good Privacy works, and how you can use it for secure communication

Sending sensitive information through the internet is always nerve-racking. What if somebody else sees the bank information I'm sending? Or even those dank memes that should not be spoken

Jan 17, 2021 by freeCodeCamp.org
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ShapeShift Delists Privacy Coin Zcash Over Regulatory Concerns

ShapeShift, the Colorado-based cryptocurrency exchange that allows users to self-custody their assets, has delisted another privacy coin. Zcash has been removed from the trading platform in addition to monero and dash. Decrypt reported last Friday that XMR and DASH had been quietly removed; the delisting of ZEC was not noted.

Jan 08, 2021 by CoinDesk
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Coinbase to Suspend XRP Trading on Jan 19 Following SEC Suit Against Ripple

Coinbase said it will suspend trading of XRP, the cryptocurrency the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Ripple Labs in regards to last week claiming it is really a security. Coinbase first listed XRP on its retail-facing platforms in February 2019. Starting now, XRP trading "will move into limit only," Coinbase wrote.

Dec 29, 2020 by Nikhilesh De, Zack Seward and Lawrence Lewitinn Nikhilesh De, Zack Seward and Lawrence Lewitinn - Yahoo News
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SEC Charges Ripple and Two Executives with Conducting $1.3 Billion Unregistered Securities Offering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020-338 The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has filed an action against Ripple Labs Inc. and two of its executives, who are also significant security holders, alleging that they raised over $1.3 billion through an unregistered, ongoing digital asset securities offering.

Dec 29, 2020 by US Securities & Exchange Commission
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Miami mayor calls Bitcoin 'stable investment' during unstable year

Miami mayor Francis Suarez is the latest high-profile figure to tout Bitcoin ( BTC), offering more evidence that mainstream adoption is growing. In a Thursday tweet, Suarez called Bitcoin a "stable investment" during an "incredibly unstable year," adding that he's learning about the flagship digital asset through figures like Tyler Winklevoss and Anthony Pompliano.

Dec 29, 2020 by Cointelegraph
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Joe Biden's Hand in Corruption, Subversion and Crime in Guatemala

In 2014 and 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala three times to pressure the government to maintain a United Nations body known as the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). CICIG was established in Guate...

Nov 01, 2020 by James Simpson - American Thinker
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Ripple: Santiment reveals key indicator behind the XRP price surge

According to Santiment's data, Ripple's XRP outperformed Ethereum in social volumes for the first time in seven months. Development activity for the XRP Ledger has increased approximately 5 times compared to 18 months ago. Cryptanalysis service provider Santiment stated yesterday that XRP outperformed Ethereum in a key metric for the first time in seven months.

Dec 13, 2020 by Jake Simmons - Crypto News Flash
Crypto Blogs
Coinbase Will Suspend All Margin Trading Tomorrow

Coinbase Will Suspend All Margin Trading Tomorrow, Citing CFTC Guidance Crypto exchange Coinbase plans to end all margin trading effective Nov. 25, 2020, due to recent regulations by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The San Francisco-based trading platform announced Tuesday that it would prevent customers from placing new margin trades beginning at 2 p.m.

Dec 02, 2020 by CoinDesk
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US Printed More Money in One Month Than in Two Centuries

In a letter to investors released on July 29, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead noted that the United States has printed a shocking amount of money to combat the pandemic-induced financial crisis. "The United States printed more money in June than in the first two centuries after its founding," Morehead wrote.

Aug 09, 2020 by Cointelegraph
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The EARN IT Bill Is the Government's Plan to Scan Every Message Online

Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn't be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they'd lose legal protections that allow them to operate.Take ActionStop the Graham-Blumenthal...

Mar 16, 2020 by Joe Mullin via Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Texas Courts hit by ransomware, network disabled to limit spread
Crypto News · May 12, 2020 by Sergiu Gatlan

The Texas court system was hit by ransomware on Friday night, May 8th, which led to the branch network including websites and servers being disabled to block the malware from spreading to other systems. "On Friday, May 8th, the Office of Court Administration (OCA), the information technology (IT) provider for the appellate courts and state judicial agencies within the Texas Judicial Branch, identified a serious security event in the branch network, which was later determined to be a ransomware attack," a statement published today on the site of the Texas Judicial Branch says.


tags: #computers #security #usa #texas #virus #malware #linux #mac #spyware #windows #support #tech-support #ransomware #virus-removal #malware-removal #computer-help #technical-support
Robinhood Trading App Crashes, Traders Experience Tech Issues Right During Huge Price Crash in Bitcoin Markets
Crypto News · Mar 30, 2020 by Bitcoinist.com

Robinhood trading app crashed today and customers were unable to take profits even before the app's crash. Now, users have taken to social to voice their outrage. Robinhood trading app's latest update appears to have broken the platform, causing significant downtime and blocking customer access to funds.


tags: #crypto #markets #forex #market #trading #cryptocurrency #stocks #bonds #robinhood #options #options-trading #etf #leverage #stops #outtage #offline
Bitcoin Hashrate dropped by 50% in less than a week, new lows ahead?
Crypto News · Mar 19, 2020 by ItsBlockchain

Bitcoin hashrate has dropped quite significantly from 124,250, 397 TH/S to 82,285,031 in last seven days. Bitcoin hashrate has dropped by over 50%.


tags: #crypto #bitcoin #energy #cryptocurrency #btc #mining #hashing #hashrate #sha256 #difficulty #profitability
The CIA Just Got Exposed for the Most Massive Conspiracy of the Century
Tech News · Mar 10, 2020 by Deep State Journal

The spy agency is known for its sometimesquestionable tactics and violations of other nations' sovereignty in order to carry out its duties. And sometimes those actions, while alarming and despicable, may even be justified for national security. But now the CIA just got exposed for the most massive conspiracy of...


tags: #security #hacking #surveillance #intelligence #germany #switzerland #crisis #warfare #rogue #spygames #cia #cryptoag #troops #army #wwii #circuitry #west-germany #agencies #intelligence-agencies #snowden #hostage #cyone #export #license #export-license
Amendment to Special Reporting Act Passes - Cryptocurrency Now Fully Legal in South Korea
Crypto News · Mar 06, 2020 by TheNews.Asia

The amendment to the Act on Reporting and Use of Specific Financial Information passed this afternoon in a full session of National Assembly. The passing of the amendment signifies the official entry of cryptocurrency trading and holding into the legal system for the South Korean government.


tags: #crypto #bitcoin #trading #cryptocurrency #south-korea #legalitly #courts
India lifts ban on cryptocurrency trading
Crypto News · Mar 04, 2020 by Ampproject

Image Credits: Avishek Das / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty Images India's Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned central bank's two-year-old ban on cryptocurrency trading in the country in what many said was a "historic" verdict.


tags: #crypto #bitcoin #india #trading #legal #cryptocurrency #restrictions #reserve-bank-of-india #mobile-association
Microsoft Introduces Ethereum Proof-of-Authority Algorithm on Azure
Crypto News · Feb 27, 2020 by Helen Partz

Microsoft Azure has introduced a proof-of-authority algorithm on its Ethereum-based cloud computing platform.


tags: #bitcoin #blockchain #ethereum #proof-of-authority #poa #microsoft
U.S. officials worried about Chinese control of American drug supply
Crypto News · Feb 17, 2020 by NBC News

Antibiotics, which turn life-threatening infections into minor nuisances, are considered the single biggest advance in modern medicine. But imagine if the supply of antibiotics to the United States was suddenly cut off.


tags: #china #global #supply-chain #antibiotic #crash #coronavirus #pharmacueticals #penicillin #dependence #emergency

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Nike now holds patent for blockchain-based sneakers called 'CryptoKicks'

The US Patent Office has today issued sportswear brand Nike's patent for its blockchain -compatible sneakers dubbed "CrpytoKicks." The patent outlines a system whereby blockchain can be used to attach cryptographically secured digital assets to a physical product, in this case a sports shoe.

Mar 01, 2021 by Matthew Beedham - Hard Fork
Tech News
IMF Calls for Credit Score to be Tied to Internet Search History

In a blog post courtesy of the International Monetary Fund, IMF researchers Arnoud Boot, Peter Hoffmann, Luc Laeven, and Lev Ratnovski called for internet search history to be tied to credit score.

Feb 06, 2021 by Justin Fitzgerald - RealityCircuit
Tech News
ShapeShift Delists Privacy Coin Zcash Over Regulatory Concerns

ShapeShift, the Colorado-based cryptocurrency exchange that allows users to self-custody their assets, has delisted another privacy coin. Zcash has been removed from the trading platform in addition to monero and dash. Decrypt reported last Friday that XMR and DASH had been quietly removed; the delisting of ZEC was not noted.

Jan 08, 2021 by CoinDesk
Crypto News
Coinbase to Suspend XRP Trading on Jan 19 Following SEC Suit Against Ripple

Coinbase said it will suspend trading of XRP, the cryptocurrency the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Ripple Labs in regards to last week claiming it is really a security. Coinbase first listed XRP on its retail-facing platforms in February 2019. Starting now, XRP trading "will move into limit only," Coinbase wrote.

Dec 29, 2020 by Nikhilesh De, Zack Seward and Lawrence Lewitinn Nikhilesh De, Zack Seward and Lawrence Lewitinn - Yahoo News
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SEC Charges Ripple and Two Executives with Conducting $1.3 Billion Unregistered Securities Offering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020-338 The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has filed an action against Ripple Labs Inc. and two of its executives, who are also significant security holders, alleging that they raised over $1.3 billion through an unregistered, ongoing digital asset securities offering.

Dec 29, 2020 by US Securities & Exchange Commission
Crypto News
Miami mayor calls Bitcoin 'stable investment' during unstable year

Miami mayor Francis Suarez is the latest high-profile figure to tout Bitcoin ( BTC), offering more evidence that mainstream adoption is growing. In a Thursday tweet, Suarez called Bitcoin a "stable investment" during an "incredibly unstable year," adding that he's learning about the flagship digital asset through figures like Tyler Winklevoss and Anthony Pompliano.

Dec 29, 2020 by Cointelegraph
Crypto News
Joe Biden's Hand in Corruption, Subversion and Crime in Guatemala

In 2014 and 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala three times to pressure the government to maintain a United Nations body known as the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). CICIG was established in Guate...

Nov 01, 2020 by James Simpson - American Thinker
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Coinbase Will Suspend All Margin Trading Tomorrow

Coinbase Will Suspend All Margin Trading Tomorrow, Citing CFTC Guidance Crypto exchange Coinbase plans to end all margin trading effective Nov. 25, 2020, due to recent regulations by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The San Francisco-based trading platform announced Tuesday that it would prevent customers from placing new margin trades beginning at 2 p.m.

Dec 02, 2020 by CoinDesk
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