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Inside the Wild West of a cryptocurrency awards show, where people wondered if they were being scammed and the police kept stopping by

“We’re at the Crypto Influencer Awards Summit, which is taking place as a part of New York’s blockchain week in lower Manhattan” writes Zo Bernard for businessinsider.com. “I made the cryptocurrency influencer website so that we could point out the influencers people can trust online so that they don’t get scammed.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Crypto in the City: Does NYC Have What it Takes to Become a Blockchain Hub?

“However, after the first 22 applications were sent in, it became clear that the license was too expensive for most blockchain startups” reports financemagnates.com. They finally understand what it is, and will launch their own blockchain center.” Still, the question remains: “when will they let private entrepreneurs back in the game?”. However, the need for regulation of the blockchain industry in New York and in the rest of the United States remains.The exchange was intended to attract blockchain firms who were interested in operating within the law, and to push…

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Crypto-savvy gamers are eager to do blockchain transactions

“But it does offer insights into the habits of people who are on the bleeding edge of games, blockchain, and cryptocurrency” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. So the results are skewed toward people who are already using both blockchain games and cryptocurrency.Gamers and cryptocurrency are a good match, according to a survey by BitCrystals, a blockchain gaming company owned by Switzerland-based EverdreamSoft.The survey said 46 percent of respondents had transacted a digital game item on the blockchain in the last 13 months.Older players in the 35 to 44 age group were most…

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How to design a GDPR-compliant blockchain

“To this end, some blockchain technologists are exploring structures that store personal data off chain but post references to that data on the chain” writes Spring Labs for venturebeat.com. This right, also known as the “right to be forgotten,” has caused some notable heartache in the blockchain community, as it appears to go against one of the fundamental underlying tenets of blockchain: immutability of posted information.General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the far reaching personal data privacy regulation going into effect Friday, aims to give individuals more control over their personal information.So how do we reconcile this right with the structural element of blockchain…

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Ticketfly Co-Founder Joins Forces With Cryptocurrency Pioneers to Create New Blockchain Protocol

“Most digital assets sit within a single platform and cannot be transferred or sold” writes Dave Brooks for billboard.com. “It’s about creating an underlying protocol and interoperable layer between these different kinds of digital assets that can create a lot more liquidity and traceability.”. “Perhaps a fan could convert digital items on Tari and trade them in for two concert tickets to see The Killers,” Jain tells Billboard. Source: billboard.com Share This:

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Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual

“The city is home to a small tech business park with a Microsoft data center and supercomputer dedicated to earth sciences” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. One new Wyoming business, Wyoming Blockchain Technologies LLC, registered March 5, seeks to help cities and towns use blockchain for records and collecting sales taxes, said company founder Joseph Coyne. “It will primarily be an educational effort initially.As for how many of these new businesses will get off the ground in Wyoming or anywhere else, time will tell.Another allows businesses incorporated in Wyoming…

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Tradeshift Launches Blockchain-Powered B2B Payments

“Supply chain management company Tradeshift is heightening its presence in the B2B payments space through the launch of Tradeshift Pay and is introducing a blockchain-powered early payments service as part of the new offering” reports pymnts.com. A press release on Monday (May 21) said the company is rolling out its cloud-based supply chain payments, supply chain finance and early payments offering into an integrated solution. Biz2Credit launched its app in the Tradeshift platform for buyers and suppliers to seek capital and finance their trade operations.Tradeshift Pay aims to unlock working capital…

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One in five ICOs may be frauds — but investors are bullish on them anyway

“The number of initial coin offerings, or ICOs, has skyrocketed in the past two years as more companies flock to the new and controversial way to raise capital” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. In an ICO, companies create a digital token or coin, then sell it to investors in exchange for cash or more commonly, cryptocurrency, usually bitcoin or ether.Despite increasing scrutiny from regulators around the world, blockchain research firm Smith + Crown told CNBC that funds raised through ICOs are increasing quickly.Cryptocurrencies are underpinned by the blockchain technology, which…

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How should cryptocurrency be regulated?

“If there’s one thing we can all agree on about blockchain tech and cryptocurrency, it’s that most people don’t understand them” writes Pete Pachal for mashable.com. Does Facebook know something about blockchain that we don’t?. Facebook, which recently re-organized itself to make blockchain one of its major focuses, clearly has something up its sleeve with regard to crypto. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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