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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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Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2019 – An Article

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In 2018, the blockchain landscape was a mix of negative and positive events that were in equal parts hectic, eye-opening and indicative of future developments within the digital currency industry. From the beginning of the year, corporations, venture capitalists, investors, and regulators were locked in a mash of uncertainty. While some would take the year in all its gore and glory as a learning experience, others may have had a much bumpier ride. Several blockchain startups have also emerged in various industries with solutions to some of the biggest problems — from Bitpesa dealing with payment issues to VeChain assisting…

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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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