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What is Cryptocurrency!

By definition, “A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets. Cryptocurrency is a kind of digital currency, virtual currency or alternative currency.”  Cryptocurrency and digital assets were created/birthed with the intention of being decentralized, however there are many cryptocurrencies that are not. The control of each cryptocurrency works through distributed ledger technology, via the blockchain, which serves as a public financial transaction database. The first ever released was Bitcoin, first released as open-source software in 2009. Since then, over 4,000 altcoin (alternative coin) variants of bitcoin have been created.

Top FALSE Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Statements

As with any new area of investment, cryptocurrencies have prompted potential investors and analysts to ask many questions. In the past couple of years, digital currencies have experienced significant boosts in popularity, and there are persistent untruths, myths, and rumors about the space in general and about certain coins and tokens in particular. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most common myths about digital currencies, and we’ll explore whether or not each contains some truth.

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Trademark filed by NIKE for “CRYPTOKICKS” Cryptocurrency Services, App, Coin, Products, and More

Footwear and sports apparel giant Nike secured a trademark for “CRYPTOKICKS” and alluded to its intent to pursue a wide array of blockchain-related services.On Apr. 19th Nike filed a trademark for the word mark “CRYPTOKICKS” with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for use in a wide array of cryptocurrency-related goods and services. The registration is currently live.

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Universities Continue Offering Blockchain Courses in 2019

Blockchain is a disruptive technology that’s poised to change the world and have a major impact on a number of industries in the coming years. Given the interest from potential employers and students alike, some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world are indeed offering blockchain/cryptocurrency courses and, in some cases, even degrees.

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Overstock.com CEO to Sell Retail Portion to Pursue Blockchain Tech

According to the Wall Street Journal, Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne could complete the sale as early as February 2019. This news comes several months after it was reported that Byrne issued a letter to shareholders explaining that he sold 10% of his stock holdings, roughly equalling $20 million, in an apparent effort to reinvest in blockchain projects. Byrne revealed that…

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Kevin L. Walker Founds ‘Piiggy Bank Blockchain Labs’ for a Series of Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Projects

The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention and is said to be the “new internet.” Bitcoin and blockchain technology is the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym,  Satoshi Nakamoto, and since it’s inception it has evolved into a great asset. Kevin L. Walker aims to make a mark in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space

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Praetorian Group Files to Be First ICO To Sell Registered Security Tokens In the United States

The Praetorian Group, referred to as a “Cryptocurrency Real Estate Investment Vehicle,” (CREIV) has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 6 to register their $75 mln Initial Coin Offering (ICO) as a security offering. If the SEC accepts their registration, the Praeotorian Group will hold the first ever SEC-registered ICO. The filing states that while there will…

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Guide to Using the NEO Neon Wallet

If you are not new to the cryptosphere, I’m sure you know about NEO cryptocurrency. NEO is one of the top performing cryptocurrencies of 2017. Just to put things into perspective, consider this fact: NEO was priced at $0.15 per unit at the start of 2017. It reached an all-time high price of $79 in December 2017 and is now sitting…

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Porsche and XAIN are Testing IoT AI Blockchain Technology

According to a press release the company issued last week, the applications tested include locking and unlocking the vehicle via an app, temporary access authorizations, and encrypted data logging. Porsche hopes these applications can be developed further, to improve autonomous driving functions, for example. Porsche Porsche’s blockchain technology, which runs on the Ethereum blockchain, makes…

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Litecoin & LitePay Launch Information and Acceptance

Litecoin news: When does LitePay launch? Where will LitePay be accepted? LITECOIN is poised to launch its exclusive transaction processor – LitePay – next week to consumers. But when does it launch and where will you be able to use the payment processor? LitePay is the payment processor of Litecoin where retailers can accept Litecoin…

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FedEx Flies Ahead with Blockchain Logistics Plans

Shipping giant FedEx has begun efforts to integrate blockchain into its daily operations by joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Freightwaves, a cargo shipping news organization, first reported the news this week, noting at the time that FedEx is developing a set of industry standards for blockchain use as part of the BiTA. The company,…

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Facebook Bans All Bitcoin & ICO Ads stirring Rumors of another Cryptocurrency coming to Facebook

Facebook’s ban on cryptocurrency adverts has added fuel to rumurs that the social network may take a foray into the world of digital coins.  Facebook said its new policy, which prohibits adverts that relate to cryptocurrencies or initial coin offerings (ICOs) from the 2bn-user social network, is because they are “frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices”. On the surface it appears…

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Square Allows More Cash App Users to Buy BItcoin

Digital payments company Square is rolling out the ability to buy and sell bitcoin to more users of its popular Cash App. The company announced today that, following news last year that it was testing the feature with a limited number of users, the option is being expanded further. That said, users in the U.S.…

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O3 iOS wallet for NEO is now available on the App Store

After recently completing an open beta testing phase, O3 (pronounced ‘Ozone’), the first iOS wallet for NEO is now available on the App Store. You can find it on App Store here – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1292233893 O3 embraces a hot and cold wallet design philosophy, allowing the user to store the hot wallet private key on the device…

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Cryptocurrency ICO Prodeum Exit Scams Investors

  In addition to its website, Prodeum has since also purged its Twitter account. Similarly, TokenDesk – a website that promotes various initial coin offerings – has also removed Prodeum’s page from its platform. Instead, it now reads “404 Page Not Found.” According to its white paper [PDF], Prodeum was founded by four individuals going by the names of Petar Jandric,…

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Celebrities that Love Cryptocurrency

Here are 11 Celebrities who have expressed interest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies over the years.   Kevin L. Walker The Vigilante Diaries action star has always been known as one of his generations most influential entrepreneurs. He has actively mentioned cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Ripple, Tron, and Cardamon on twitter, and accepts cryptocurrency as…

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Get Free Bitcoin when you Use THIS Coinbase Link!

    Coinbase is one of the most prominent Bitcoin wallet website used on the market. Coinbase provides the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrency. Get $10 of FREE Bitcoins (after spending $100) when you sign-up to Coinbase with this Create Coinbase Account Link. Coinbase is the easiest way to buy and sell digital currency…

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Porsche Looks into Blockchain and Launches Contest

Porsche: Driving Change Last week, Porsche announced a contest calling for blockchain solutions from the start-up community. Prizes include the chance to work with the luxury car manufacturer, EUR 25,000 in prize money, three-month participation at the “SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator” program, and media attention. According to the release, “Porsche aims to obtain external input on the disruptive potential of…

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What are State Channels? – Explained

A State Channel is in essence a two-way discussion channel between users, or between a user and a service (a machine). Messages take the form of transactions, such as “I want to buy a beer for 3$” or “I want to rent this TV channel for one hour for 5$”. Participants sign each message of…

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