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A NEW AGE FOR DIGITAL ADVERTISING WITH BLOCKCHAIN? – An Article

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Advertising has become an essential part of promoting any type of business available and even plays a role in driving the data market further. The world of advertising is worth billions of dollars and is on course to hit $120 billionby 2021 in the US. Every company, no matter what they offer, cannot function without reaching their target audience-- this is where advertising comes into the picture. Brands like Google live off consumer data which can be used to send targeted ads to the right audience. Unfortunately, there are several issues that make the process of reaching the right audience inefficient. Currently,…

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200 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS NOW USE RIPPLE XRP

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Blockchain technology has garnered much attention over the last few years from both critics and advocates alike. Put simply, blockchains essentially provide a way for untrusted parties to decide on the state of a database without using an intermediary like a bank. And with global banking being a $134 trillion industry, blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology could disrupt some of the main services banks provide. These services include: Payments. With blockchains, payments can be distributed faster and with lower fees than banks.Clearance and Settlement Systems. Reduced operational costs can bring us one step closer to financial institutions conducting transactions in real…

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION AT U.S. UNIVERSITIES – An Article

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The amount of people who currently partake in cryptocurrency investment every day shows a rise in the blockchain revolution. It has been reported that trading tokens on platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum add more than 100,000 users each day. As the blockchain industry continues to achieve increased global popularity, more applications of the technology pertaining to several industries including finance, real estate, and even education continue to materialize. The ingress of these applications creates a considerable amount of jobs that need to be filled. To aid the foray of interested individuals in the field of blockchain tech, many American universities…

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Will Bitcoin Crash Again in 2019? An Article

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Bitcoin was all the rave last year, with its high-profit margins and an influx of new investors. However, it is safe to say that over the span of one year, it has matured considerably. Like Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin told CNBC, Bitcoin may never have as much hype as it did in 2017 because so many people are now aware of cryptocurrency and how it works. A lot of things have changed in the cryptocurrency sector since over-the-top forecasts were made in 2017, including a $160,000 price estimation for Bitcoin. One of such changes is the introduction of Bitcoin Futures…

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BUYING BITCOIN WITH PAYPAL: HARDER THAN IT SOUNDS – An Article

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Unlike the period in which Bitcoin first emerged, it is a lot easier to buy cryptocurrency today. The major upside of this is that users do not have to break their necks searching for a way to buy their favorite coin. There are numerous ways to go about it, including exchanges and Bitcoin ATMs, as opposed to attending crypto meetups and hanging around chatrooms in the hopes of meeting people who are willing to sell their tokens. However, most exchanges have not completely figured out how to make it easy for users to buy Bitcoin using fiat currency. In fact, this is a major…

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New Cryptocurrencies to Watch Out For in 2019

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2018 ended in a surprising turn of events for popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Both denominations fell down in value with BTC nearing the $3,000 mark and ETH lingering around $140. While ICOs have yet to experience another peak season, insiders are optimistic that cryptocurrency is still a great investment in 2019 especially with the increased interest of institutions towards up and coming cryptocurrencies. Here are some new and not-so-new players to be reckoned with. Stellar Lumens (XLM) A Stellar Lumen or XLM is the in-house digital currency used in the open-source payment network supported by non-profit Stellar Development…

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Cryptocurrency in 2019: Things to Expect – an article

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Cryptocurrencies continue to surprise us with their behavior through the years. Amidst all the instability and unpredictability in terms of performance, trading, litigation, regulation, and taxation, miners and investors brave the odds and explore what these cryptocurrencies have to offer. Pessimists and optimists alike have much to say about the future of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin – such as bitcoin’s supposed nearing end because of the consistent drop in bitcoin price after reaching its peak. But it’s more viable to focus on observable trends in order to have an idea on what to expect as far as these cryptocurrencies are concerned.…

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Bitcoin Scams and How to Avoid Them – An Article

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Bitcoin has taken the world by storm, and since its introduction in 2008, it has inevitably faced several controversies. Scammers found a gold mine in the digital currency for many reasons. One of them is the fact that only a few people understand it, which makes it easier to make them believe false promises. Another reason is anonymity – cryptocurrency gives scammers relative ease to cover their tracks. Lastly, a major reason is that it is largely unregulated.  Bitcoin chiefly operates outside of the conventions of a financial system; and this worries regulators as it has the potential to be linked to money laundering,…

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Litigation – an article

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining more attention as days pass. Aside from the advantages that cryptocurrencies have like anonymity and easy international transactions, people are enticed by the fact that it can become a good investment. Apart from trading bitcoins for cash, you can also use bitcoins to buy gift cards, book flights, and hotels, buy furniture, or even buy real estate properties. Bitcoin purchases are not taxed at the moment since there is no way for third parties to identify, track, or intercept transactions that use bitcoins. Transaction fees are considerably lower as well compared to credit card transactions or services like…

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Monero’s October Forking – Bulletproofs and Keeping the ASICs at Bay – An Article

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This article was Originally Posted on CoinCentral.com authored by MARSHALL TAYLOR Tick tock. Tick tock. The countdown to Monero’s protocol upgrade is over and the highly anticipated software updates have been rolled out as block 1685555 came and went. The Beryllium Bullet update is meant to bring about a handful of changes, but the excitement in the community is circling around two key updates in particular: Proof-of-Work (PoW) tweaks and Bulletproofing. Updates of this nature are not uncommon with Monero, as the project regularly forks to push new upgrades and improvements. Hardforks are pre-scheduled twice a year and most notably…

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