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Strippers Now Sporting Bitcoin Tattoos for Tipping

Bitcoin has found a new frontier of acceptance as strippers at the Legends Room in Las Vegas now sport temporary cryptocurrency tattoos for tipping purposes. Long ago, Bitcoin made history when it was used to buy a pizza. Now, the cryptocurrency can be used to purchase many different items and services. One of the more intriguing services has just arisen in the Legends Room in Las Vegas, where customers can scan temporary tattoos on strippers

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Viola.AI Announces Worldwide Community-Choice Campaign for The Name, Look and Persona for The World’s Smartest Love Advisor

SINGAPORE, 26 Feb 2018 – The world’s first Blockchain & AI driven Marketplace for love, Viola.AI is the solution to the current dating and relationships challenges worldwide. She will be the first dating and relationship A.I. that evolves with the users to help them in the stages of dating, couple-hood to marriage. Viola.AI will serve users from helping people find love, helping romance blossom, and helping sustain the relationship right till their twilight years. The

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ICOs Raised Over $1 Billion in 2018, And It’s Only February

With over 40 ICOs and over $1 billion raised already in the new year, the nascent industry is on pace to top last year’s mark of $5.6 billion. 2018: An Even Bigger Year for ICOs? Last year, there were 902 so-called Initial Coin Offerings (or ICO) projects tracked by TokenData. Out of that amount, 142 failed prior to the offering, and another 276 failed after raising funds. But despite a lackluster success rate of about

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Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Rolls Out With Full SegWit Support

Bitcoin enthusiasts celebrate the release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0, on February 26, 2018. This new version includes novel features, several bugfixes, various performance improvements, and updated translations. Most notably, Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 introduces full support for SegWit. Now, Bitcoin’s value, once again, is puncturing the $10,000 USD resistance level. Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 to Improve Bitcoin’s Scalability The advent of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 is renewing enthusiasm in the crypto space because it brings new powerful features

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How ZeroCoin is Set to Solve the ‘House Always Wins’ Problem

Online gambling is as popular as ever, with hundreds of new online casinos opening their virtual doors every day on the web. However, despite their seemingly inexhaustible popularity, there is one massive drawback to online casino gaming, and it is inherently linked to the way online casinos operate. We’ve all heard the old saying “The house always wins” and it is a saying that goes all the way back to the first brick and mortar

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Europe Still Isn’t Ready to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Despite calls for action from would-be regulators in Germany and France and Europol’s recent claim that $5.5 billion is being laundered in Europe via cryptocurrency, the European Commission still isn’t ready to force regulations on the emerging market. Haste Makes Waste Instead of rushing into regulatory measures, Pete Kerstens — leader of the European Commission’s fintech task force — has called for a more measured approach, telling a recent EURACTIV-organized and American Express-sponsored forum: We should

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Phoenix is Taking the Risk and Volatility Out of Cryptocurrency Investing

Are you tired of the volatile ups and downs that come with trading cryptocurrencies? If you’re looking for maximum return with minimal risk, Phoenix might just have the answer you’re looking for. Forget About Volatility Phoenix is a decentralized autonomous organization based on blockchain technology, which offers a completely transparent financial algorithm. According to Phoenix’s whitepaper, this special mathematical algorithm helps users “increase their financial assets by a hundred times in only a couple of

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Parabolic Bitcoin Price Will Return…But After How Long? Analysts Decide

Analysts are forecasting further price drops before a breakout for Bitcoin the “parabolic” asset as sliding resistance plays out this week. Remember You’re Parabolic In an update to weekly markets analysis Monday, MarketWatch source known as Filbfilb suggested trading positions focusing around $8000 in the short term. At press time, Bitcoin was trading around $9550, down just above weekly lows of $9313 according to data from Bitstamp. In a forecast described by Twitter trading account

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Thai Exchange TDAX Halts ICO Trading

Regulators and banks in Thailand are slowly turning the screws on privately owned crypto exchanges operating within the Kingdom. Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX) is the first to postpone registration and trading of new ICOs while it waits for a clearer regulatory framework from the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Bank Account Barred The move comes just a few days after one of the country’s leading banks halted transactions involving trading of cryptocurrencies with the TDAX.

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Litecoin Lifts off Ahead of LitePay Launch

Crypto markets have been a little flat over the weekend, and there have been a few small shifts in either direction. Bitcoin has maintained a steady course around the $9,700 mark, fluctuating a couple of hundred dollars both up and down. The lack of momentum has trickled down through the rest of the altcoins, and there really isn’t much going on this morning, apart from in the Litecoin camp. Litecoin is currently up 10% on

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Governmental Blockchain Adoption: Efficient and Transparent Government Systems

Most can acknowledge the potential use cases of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, but if governments don’t recognize this technology as viable, what are the chances of true adoption? Governments all over the world have conflicting views on the applied use of blockchain technologies in traditional governmental systems. Some governments are afraid as it undermines and poses a threat to their current political and economic systems. They fear the replacement of systems which constrict average citizens

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5 Important Facts About Cryptocurrency the SEC Says Investors Must Know

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 4 months, you’ve probably at least heard about all those people who’ve either mortgaged their houses and struck it rich, or lost their life savings, by investing in crypto. Naturally, cryptocurrency’s disruptive properties have caught the attention of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – which, unsurprisingly, has some opinions on the matter. 5 Things to Know About Crypto, Courtesy of the SEC As

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