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WHAT IS AN INITIAL EXCHANGE OFFERING (IEO)? – an article

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In recent times, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have become a popular way of raising funds within the crypto ecosystem. Small startups with fully formed teams can convince the public to invest in their projects by buying their tokens, which act as shares. In the past six years, there have been more than 1,500 ICOs within the cryptocurrency space, and more than $100 million has been raised in the first month of 2019. Due to the hype presented by this form of crowdfunding, many people are unaware of other methods of raising money for blockchain projects. One such method is the Initial Exchange Offering (IEO). IEOs are a…

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Litigation: What to Expect in 2019 – an article

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2018 was an eventful year in general when it comes to blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum suffered huge trading losses last year with the former nearing towards the $3,000 mark by the end of the year. Another notable trend from last year is the rise of blockchain and cryptocurrency related lawsuits, triggering SEC chairman Jay Clayton to announce a crackdown on the industry. This is why different industries have called 2019 the make or break year for these technologies. Now what is in store for laws and litigation regarding digital currencies and blockchains then? Let us find out. Defining Cryptocurrencies as Securities Over the…

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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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Facebook Targets Indian Money Transfer Market Using Crypto – An Article

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The Full Article was Originally Posted on CoinCentral.com authored by ELIZABETH GAIL Facebook is reportedly working on a cryptocurrency money transfer application that will be integrated into WhatsApp. The service, which is set to be launched in India upon approval, will apparently target the remittances market. According to Bloomberg, WhatsApp is developing a stablecoin for the project, and its value will be pinned to that of the U.S. dollar. A stablecoin will be able to overcome the huge price swings that affect the value of digital currencies such as Bitcoin whose rates can shift by over 10 percent within 48…

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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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What Is Identity Management? Security in the Age of Anonymity

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The Full Article was Originally Posted on CoinCentral.com authored by RYAN SMITH Identity management is the ability of individuals and/or corporations to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons. Digital living is becoming the norm and not the exception. A study conducted earlier this year outlined an increase in identity fraud of around eight percent since 2017. Scammers continue to take advantage as an estimated $17 billion in funds was stolen from unsuspecting victims in that same period. Identity fraud is not a new phenomenon. In fact, its been around for quite some time,…

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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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The Growing Use of Blockchain Law Enforcement Strategies – An Article

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This article was Originally Posted on https://coincentral.com/blockchain-law-enforcement-strategies/ authored by DAVID HAMILTON Blockchain technology poses unique threats to law enforcement organizations. This new technology allows anyone to transfer funds internationally, and in many cases anonymously. Criminals also recognize this ability and continue finding new ways to integrate these features into their illegal activities. While the news often sheds light on the nefarious actions of crypto users, it’s also important to understand how this technology creates a unique opportunity for blockchain law enforcement strategies to develop. In the early days of crypto, many people believed Bitcoin to be untraceable and anonymous. Crypto…

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Don’t Fall For These Crytocurrency Scams – An Article

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This Article is Originally Posted on CoinCentral.com (https://coincentral.com/2018/07/08/dont-fall-for-these-crytocurrency-scams/) Authored by DELTON RHODES While the cryptocurrency market can be a good way to make money, it is also a prime target market for scammers. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most common bitcoin schemes and how to protect yourself from falling for them. Be Weary of Cryptocurrency Giveaways Amongst the various types of bitcoin schemes, many of the top people and projects in the industry are concerned with the prevalence of giveaway scams. These scams often take place on popular social media platforms, especially Twitter. Big names like…

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