Austria Falls Deeper into Debt, Turns to Ethereum Blockchain for Help

The government of Austria, like almost every other on the planet, is sinking deeper into debt. The country is planning to raise 1.15 billion euros in an auction next Tuesday. In an effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency, the bonds will be issued and authenticated using the Ethereum blockchain. Austrian finance minister Hartwig Löger […]

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New Off-Line Wallet Can Exchange Bitcoins Using C-Lightning

Several technological initiatives and devices designed to make Bitcoin transactions faster, safer, and cheaper are streaming into the crypto space. The latest is Spark, which is a wallet that facilitates sending and receiving Bitcoin, using c-lightning. Simple Interface to Pay with Bitcoin over the Lightning Network The Lightning Network is growing, enabling faster transactions among nodes. […]

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IOTA Smart City Project Granted €20 Million in EU Funding

The +CityxChange consortium, which includes the IOTA Foundation, has won a bid to lead a new smart city lighthouse project under an EU research and innovation program. A total of €30 million euros worth of backing has been committed, the majority from the EU, for seven EU cities to experiment with smart positive energy innovations. […]

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Why Waves is the Best Option for Airdrops

Waves, a major custom tokens blockchain valued at more than $310 million and currently the 44th-ranked cryptocurrency overall, has successfully turned itself into the most efficient and low-cost platform for airdrops — thanks to its top-of-the-line infrastructure and unique scaling solutions. Airdrops are the New ICOs Initial coin offerings once reigned supreme in the cryptocurrency […]

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South Korea to Invest $230M in Blockchain Technology Development

The Ministry of Science and ICT of South Korea revealed a Blockchain Technology Development Strategy on June 21st earmarking a total of 230 billion Won (over of $200M USD) for the development of blockchain-based technology.    Multiple Initiatives The Government announced that it plans to finish the fundraising by 2022. In an attempt to further the development […]

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Privacy Coins Are ‘One of the Greatest Emerging Threats to U.S. National Security,’ States US Congressman

The U.S. Secret Service is taking a good look at privacy-focused cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash while urging Congress to “consider additional legislative or regulatory actions.” Fear of Privacy Coins Last week, a top official from the federal law enforcement agency reportedly requested help from Congress in combating the use of privacy coins for illicit purposes. […]

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Blockchain Technology Will Be ‘Obsolete,’ Says Prominent Geopolitical Forecaster

Adam James · June 17, 2018 · 10:00 am George Friedman, a well-respected Hungarian-born U.S. geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs, believes blockchain technology will eventually become “obsolete” — and he may be right. ‘It’ll be Obsolete’ Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman thinks the blockchain’s days are numbered. Friedman explained his view of Bitcoin’s underlying technology […]

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Keplertek: Special Sale Due to Incredible Demand (June 19th-June 21st)

Bitcoinist.net · June 16, 2018 · 10:00 pm How do you feel about a future that is fueled by the constant drive of wanting to achieve true greatness, by helping mankind in all aspects of life? If this sounds like something you see happening or want to see in the near future, Keplertek is the […]

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Highly Illogical? William Shatner Endorses ‘Bizarre’ Bitcoin Solar Mining

Wilma Woo · June 14, 2018 · 12:00 pm Star Trek stalwart William Shatner has become the latest celebrity to champion Bitcoin by endorsing a solar-powered mining project in Illinois. ‘You Have To Blank Your Mind’ In an interview with Chicago Tribune on June 13, the 87-year-old veteran actor told of his support as spokesman for […]

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