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    Reddit Revamp to Involve Blockchain Technology

    Reddit continues to toe the line between staying a decentralized media platform and a centralized one, which could gain more backing from venture capitalists. According to prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson, the platform might not be able to find this kind of middle ground and that a revamp might...

    Sarah Jenn | July 6, 2015 | 7:00 pm
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    New Dutch Law on Bulk Surveillance to Tap in Bitcoin Network?

    A new law introduced in the Netherlands could allow surveillance to tap in the bitcoin network if investigations require it. This puts the anonymity of transactions using the cryptocurrency in question, as this is one of the appealing features of bitcoin. Last week, the Dutch government released the bill...

    Sarah Jenn | July 6, 2015 | 11:00 am
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    Are Digital Currencies the New Safe-Haven?

    During times of financial crisis, gold prices typically skyrocket as traders move their money to safe-haven assets. In the latest Greek debt fiasco, however, the price of the precious metal has barely moved while bitcoin has surged in the past weeks. There’s no doubt that the financial concerns...

    Sarah Jenn | July 3, 2015 | 11:00 pm
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    How Bitcoin Technology Is Changing the Loyalty Rewards Industry

    More than just rewarding customers in cryptocurrency, the underlying bitcoin technology holds a lot of promise in changing the loyalty rewards industry. In the latest version of the BitLicense framework in New York, these reward points based on the cyrptocurrency’s blockchain were exempted from regulation. These comprise frequently flyer...

    Sarah Jenn | July 3, 2015 | 9:00 pm
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    Spartan Route: Buying Greek Exports with Bitcoin

    Thanks to its failure to meet its debt obligations, Greece is now slapped with capital controls and no other options to move cash around apart from bitcoin. Several sites are offering bitcoin loans and investments, as banks and the stock market are closed in Greece. With this disruption...

    Sarah Jenn | July 3, 2015 | 7:00 pm
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    UK Gambling Commission Issues Warning on Bitcoin Gaming

    The UK Gambling Commission will be stepping up its efforts to regulate online gambling, as it issued a warning to bitcoin gaming operators to get the necessary licenses or face penalties. The commission stressed that regulations require gambling websites that offer services in the UK to have a...

    Sarah Jenn | July 3, 2015 | 12:00 pm
  • Online Hotel Booking Site Offers Free Bitcoins for Customers

    Online Hotel Booking Site Offers Free Bitcoins for Customers

    In a strategy to encourage more customers to book hotels through their site, is offering free bitcoins for room bookings. The company is giving a bitcoin cash back up to 5% for every reservation, which could be an enticing idea this summertime. “The service provides an extended...

    Sarah Jenn | July 3, 2015 | 11:00 am
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    The Bitcoin Foundation Reported $4.6 Million in Losses

    The Bitcoin Foundation reported a $4.6 million loss in the past ten months, mostly due to increasing monthly expenses on conferences and the tumbling price of bitcoin. According to Founding Director Jon Matonis, most of the funds that weren’t spent on core development were used to fund conferences for...

    Sarah Jenn | July 2, 2015 | 11:00 pm
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    Monetary Authority of Singapore Backs Blockchain Project

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which is the country’s central bank, announced its plans to fund a blockchain technology project related to record keeping. This is part of the central bank’s five-year investment plan on financial technology developments. Apart from funding the blockchain technology project, the funds...

    Sarah Jenn | July 2, 2015 | 7:00 pm

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