Irish Court Finds Silk Road Dealer’s ETH to Be Proceed of Crime

The High Court of Ireland has ruled that 25,000 euros (approximately $28,400) worth of ethereum held by Neil Mannion, a 37-year-old man currently serving out a prison sentence for drug offenses, comprise proceeds of crime. Also Read: Google AI Briefly Describes Bitcoin as ‘Collapsed Economic Bubble’ Irish High Court Rules Crypto Comprises Proceed of Crime In […]

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Google AI Briefly Describes Bitcoin as ‘Collapsed Economic Bubble’

Reports have documented the recent description of Bitcoin as comprising a “collapsed economic bubble” on the part of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI). The bizarre depiction of the world’s first cryptocurrency came as a result of an edit made to Wikipedia classifying Bitcoin in said terms, with its author justifying such as representing “the majority view.” […]

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Wendy McElroy: From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence

From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes ViolenceThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 9 From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence The most obvious objection to relying on self-defense…and restitution to prevent and rectify rights violations, is that these measures will be inadequate to deter criminals…Most people […]

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These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to Anyone

These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to AnyoneExplaining Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly tricky. Describing concepts such as blockchain, decentralized networks, and permissionless ledgers to beginners is as tough as describing the color orange to a blind person or the taste of an orange to someone who’s never peeled one. Two new Bitcoin […]

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Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment

Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto InvestmentDespite the market slump, the head of а village council in Ukraine has managed to earn profit from a cryptocurrency investment he made on behalf of the residents of the Elizavetovka, Dnipropetrovsk region. Earlier this year, Maxim Golosnoy bought a small amount of cryptocurrency using his own savings and has recently distributed dividends to the […]

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Wendy McElroy: Avoiding Fraud by Going Crypto-Anarchist

Avoiding Fraud By Going Crypto-AnarchistThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 8 Avoiding Fraud By Going Crypto-Anarchist A transfer on the blockchain is a simplistic peer-to-peer contract, which memorializes the terms for those involved and is seen to be valid by the surrounding community through transparency. It is […]

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Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet

Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the FaucetWith no exchanges, P2P marketplaces, or escrow services in Bitcoin’s earliest days, acquiring coins wasn’t easy. You either mined them or begged someone on the Bitcointalk forum to sell to you OTC. Then, along came a developer called Gavin Andresen who created a faucet that allowed anyone to claim free BTC. Also read: Bitcoin History […]

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USDT Volume Up Despite Tether’s Stablecoin Dominance Dropping

USDT Trade Volume Up Despite Drop in Tether's Stablecoin DominanceThe ongoing drama surrounding the opaque operations of Tether throughout 2018 has driven the proliferation of similar pegged currencies, leading to USDT’s dominance over the stablecoin markets waning. Despite this shift, USDT trade volume has risen 100 percent since tether’s dramatic decoupling from its dollar peg in October. Also Read: Buffett Bet 2.0: Asset Manager Wagers […]

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Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items Priced in Cryptocurrency

Marketplace With Items Priced in Cryptocurrency Gains Popularity in RussiaA new Russian online marketplace that allows users to buy and sell goods and services priced in cryptocurrency has rapidly expanded in recent months. The Mentalmarket website has been publishing a growing number of ads in a dozen categories, from “cryptoindustry” to “real estate.”  Also read: Russian Miners Sell Their Equipment Amid Market Plunge Audis […]

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