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Is Confideal About to Become the ICO Investor’s New Best Friend?

As the first “no coding needed” smart contract management platform, Confideal has a broad range of business applications, which we have touched on previously. As their November 2 ICO approaches, we explore Pre-ICO and ICO investing as a use-case scenario. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Since 2014, nearly $2.6 billion USD has been raised to fund projects through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Even more impressive than that is that over $2 billion of that

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Cryptolocator Launches Global Ethereum Trading Platform

Cryptolocator, a global marketplace for Ethereum trading, has announced the launch of its trading platform where users can securely trade Ether and other altcoins. With a current market cap of just over $30.6 billion, Ethereum is hands down the next most popular cryptocurrency next to Bitcoin. Unfortunately, most cryptocurrency trading platforms are “Bitcoin-first” and offer a limited number of ETH trading pairs. In fact, some don’t offer any ETH trading pairs at all. There is

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BitGo Engineer Jameson Lopp Swatted for Bitcoin Views

Jameson Lopp, an engineer with BitGo, was the victim of swatting after someone called in a fake hostage situation to the police. It’s nothing new to see an argument break out on the internet. In fact, it’s insanely routine, but a lot of people do take it too far and engage in massive flame wars and even more. A disturbing trend called “swatting” has emerged over the last few years, which occurs when someone phones

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JP Morgan Introduces New Blockchain Money Transfer Project

Prominent financial giant, JP Morgan Chase & Co. has introduced its new project that utilizes blockchain technology for international money transfers. Blockchain is Not a Fraud   JP Morgan has been featured in several articles in the last couple of weeks as its CEO, Jamie Dimon, harshly criticized Bitcoin by calling it a “fraud” and “tulip mania 2.0”. Dimon’s comments have caused a  lot of controversy in the Bitcoin community. In a recent article, Dimon even

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Crypto-economy: a Path for 2 Billion Unbanked Cash Adepts

Anton Dzyatkovsky, co-founder of MicroMoney, explains how blockchain technology and increasing internet penetration into previously untapped regions can help bring previously inaccessible financial services to the unbanked. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] I believe that the evolution of blockchain-based infrastructures and active Internet penetration in emerging markets enable the financial industry to provide services to a much larger audience than before. I have to put it simply — there is now an open path

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ATB Coin Token is the New Addition to the HitBTC Exchange

ATB Coin announces the reaching of an agreement with the world’s fourth largest trading volume crypto-exchange – HitBTC. ATB Coin enters the HitBTC exchange! The daily trading volume of HitBTC is over $66,700,000. In the nearest days, absolutely all users will have the opportunity to trade ATB Coin on more than 200 cryptocurrency pairs, available on HitBTC. [Note: This is a press release.] This will be an excellent opportunity for all crypto-investors since ATB Coin has

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Russia to Issue First State-Backed Cryptocurrency ‘CryptoRuble’

Russia has announced plans to launch a nationalized cryptocurrency called CryptoRuble, citing competitive advantage by being the first of its kind in Europe, and as state-controlled digital money in the light of an increasingly digital economy. Russia has announced, via communications Minister Nikolay Nikiforov, that the country will begin experimenting with a nationalized cryptocurrency. Exact facts are scarce, and most of the information comes directly from quotes from Nikiforov, although it is believed that once

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How Investors Can Earn Money in the $2 Billion eSports Market

The international industry of eSports ranks among the world’s most rapidly growing and highly profitable markets. Many of the business sharks and heavyweight investors such as Tencent, Amazon, Alibaba, USM Holdings, Warren Buffett, have already come up with investments into eSports in their attempt not to miss the developing market. The average annual growth rate amounts to 37%. It is expected that the eSports market will come ever closer to $2 bln in 2018. [Note:

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Blockchain Changes Banking for the Unbanked

MicroMoney COO and co-founder Sai Hnin Aung offers his thoughts on how blockchain technology can level the financial playing field for the 2.5 billion unbanked people in the world. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] I am completely sure that financial exclusion can really be eradicated. That has become possible due to the lending industry I have the honor to belong to. Our social business idea hasn’t arisen out of the blue. For centuries people have been

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Snip – Bancor Airdrop Rewards Holders with Free Coins

In the wake of Snip’s recent partnership with Bancor, both platforms are looking to take their relationship to the next level with what they are calling a “mutual airdrop”. The airdrop, which is scheduled to take place on October 18, 2017, at 10 pm UTC, will reward holders of both BNT and SNIP with free tokens. Once the airdrop starts, anyone holding at least 300 BNT will automatically receive 450 free SnipCoins (SNIP). At the

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Dutch Bank Complains About How Much Electricity Bitcoin Uses

Dutch Bank ING released a report complaining about the energy amount that the average Bitcoin transaction consumes. When it comes to Bitcoin, some people just aren’t happy unless they’re finding something to complain about. The fact that it’s essentially a revolution in finance and individual liberty isn’t important. What is important is what they consider the drawbacks of Bitcoin to be. The most recent example comes from the Dutch bank ING, who just released a report

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Appian The World’s First Ethereum App Store Launches ICO Oct. 16 UTC 00:00

The highly anticipated Appian ICO has been set to launch on Monday, October 16, 2017. The Appian team is building a revolutionary app store on top of the Ethereum blockchain. App stores have traditionally been centralized, like the Apple App Store or Google Play. Appian is completely changing that. [Note: This is a press release.] Appian gives freedom to users and developers. Anyone can develop for the app store. Anyone can leave feedback for apps.

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