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          Barclays: Facebook Coin Could Bring $19 Billion Additional Revenue, and Here’s Why      Cache   Translate Page      

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Barclays: Facebook Coin Could Bring $19 Billion Additional Revenue, and Here’s Why

One Wall Street firm sees major upside for Facebook if its secretive cryptocurrency plan works out. Facebook’s reported stablecoin project could be a significant moneymaker for the social media giant.

Barclays: Facebook Coin Could Bring $19 Billion Additional Revenue, and Here’s Why


          Big, hairy audacious Facebook is also working on a cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page      
Facebook wants to be indispensable in messaging, payments and everything else you do online.
          Crypto News: SEC Rules ETH NOT Security; Binance Adds XRP      Cache   Translate Page      
via Crypto Currency News at March 12, 2019 at 10:36PM Ready Full Article: https://cryptocurrencynews
          Amy Castor, Crypto Expert, Talks QuadrigaCX at MPWR Summit      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Hedera Hashgraph Grants Nearly $700M in ‘hbars’ to Employees, Founders, Others      Cache   Translate Page      

Hedera Hashgraph, a Dallas-based next-gen public ledger company, recently filed a Form D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that granted nearly $700 million in hbars, Hedera’s cryptocurrency, to its employees, founders, contractors, advisers, and certain early service providers.

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          Datanauts 105: Cryptocurrencies And The Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      

The Datanauts get an introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain.

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          CryptocurrencyInvestor 1-Day Summit      Cache   Translate Page      
Join us at the CryptocurrencyInvestor Summit to discover how you can profit from Cryptocurrency investmentssuch as ICO, mining and trading.Haveyourquestions about Cryptocurrency answered at this event! Find out more: https://en.xing-events.com/e/nrpeyp 
          Questioning Authority Ep. 38 Hodling out for a hero      Cache   Translate Page      

@TheLibertyBear wrote:

Something possesses Vincent into spending the first hour talking about the cryptocurrency market and recent news stories that provide hope for a not-too-distant future bull run, ISIS down but not out for the count in the Middle East, and then the show falls apart in the later half of the second hour when a MYSTERY GUEST crashes the studio.

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          How To Actually Break Up Big Tech      Cache   Translate Page      

Last week, I wrote about Elizabeth Warren's big plan to break up big tech and why I thought her plan (a) would not work and (b) was based on a fairly shocking number of factual errors. Not everyone agreed (indeed, many people have disagreed). Many of those who disagreed, though, seemed to only do so because they hate the big internet companies, and thus they seemed happy about any attack on them, no matter how pointless. Others attacked me personally, insisting that my detailed explanation of why I found Warren's plan laughably naive was really just because I "love big tech." Finally, some demanded to know what my plan would be. And while I think it's somewhat silly to imply that you cannot critique a bad plan if you can't come up with another plan (sometimes, doing nothing is the best plan), I've been meaning to write some more about this anyway, and here's a good opportunity.

Contrary to the strawman beliefs some insist I have, I am quite worried about the market power of many large companies these days, and how that might be stifling competition. As I've argued for over twenty years on this site, the single biggest driver of innovation is competition. And I want to see more competition to get more innovation. My issue is that doing so through regulatory means is fraught with significant risks -- ones that could very much do the opposite. Highly regulated industries are not known for being competitive and innovative for the most part. They tend to enable only big entities -- who can deal with the regulations -- to exist and crowd out startups. On top of that, thanks to regulatory capture and the crony nature of our political system these days, you also end up with just a few big companies who now focus on what we've referred to in the past as political innovation rather than technological or entrepreneurial innovation. It's a recipe for stagnation, not innovation and competition.

My second big concern with the plans people have been floating is that they ignore the reality of why some of the tech companies have gotten so big and so successful. For the most part, they're in highly networked industries, where it's not just "winner takes all" but in many ways size and dominance of the network is fundamental to their operation. Network effects can lead to dominant positions, for the fairly obvious reason that the bigger they are, the better they are for everyone involved. For all of Warren's talk of breaking up companies, note that she was only talking about chipping off a few of their peripheral acquisitions: not taking an axe to their core business.

And that's because she recognizes that as much as people scream to "break up big tech," there's no reasonable way to do that without making the overall offerings a lot less useful for the public. How do you break up Facebook's social network? Do you say half the world can't use it and have to use the BookFace spinoff instead? You could, of course, cleave off Instagram and Whatsapp, but that doesn't really change Facebook's overall global dominance. The reason Facebook is so powerful is that it connects the entire globe. There is no place to make a reasonable cut to split that up. Google is powerful because of its search engine. How do you break that up? Do you say for searches on topic X you use Google, but for searches on topic Y you have to use Elgoog? You could cut off Doubleclick from Google, but then you still have a massive search engine and a massive internet ads company. And while I guess you could cut off Amazon's web services piece from it store, that doesn't change the main "competition" complaint most people have about Amazon, which is the size of its footprint in e-commerce. But again, it got there not through predatory practices, but because it's so convenient and easy for most people that they actually get tremendous benefit from it.

But, that presents a dilemma. And while lots of people seem to think there are easy answers to this (just like they think there are easy answers to "content moderation") there are not. This is a really complex issue, and like nearly all super complex issues, the easy solutions tend to look appealing, while actually making everything a hell of a lot worse.

So I will make a suggestion for how I'd like to "break up" big tech, while admitting that since this is a complex topic with no easy answer, I could be wrong. But so could everyone else. And I've been digging through the details on this stuff for many years now, and I do think my plan makes the most sense. Later this year, I have a big academic paper on this topic coming out with a lot more details, so in the meantime expect a bunch more posts on this topic leading up to that.

The idea goes back to one I raised back in 2015 in the context of content moderation: that we need to move to a world of protocols, not platforms. This is the world of the earlier internet, dominated by open protocols with a variety of competitive apps built on top. Instead of Twitter, there was IRC. Instead of Reddit, there was Usenet. And you had a choice of clients and servers and could move around if you didn't like the policies of one or the other.

In the world of protocols, you still get the global connectivity benefit, but without the lockdown control and silos (and, potentially, the questionable privacy practices). In a world of protocols, there may be a global network, but you get competition at every other level. You can have competitive servers, competitive apps and user interfaces, competitive filters, competitive business models, and competitive forms of data management. If you don't like how one app provider handles privacy, you move to another -- but because you're using the same protocol, you don't lose everything you're doing with it, you're just entering through a new door that you like better. If you don't like the way one provider handles content moderation, you change it or move to another.

And, yes, I noted competition at the business model level as well -- because that's important. We could see lots of interesting attempts at creating different services with different business models that go beyond the limited options (pay with your data, freemium, advertising, etc.) today. One option might be in the form of cryptocurrency or token tied to the protocol. While I can already hear half of you rolling your eyes, this is a model that is at least worth exploring. A cryptocurreny or token tied to a protocol takes away much of the incentive for the really terrible business models everyone complains about. You don't need to spy on everyone if just getting more usage in general increases the value of the currency. And encouraging business models that don't require collecting data on everyone is something we should celebrate, not mock. But, cryptocurrency isn't the only such solution either. I've been playing around with a few attempts at new protocol-based systems these days that purposely eschew the cryptocurrency/token model, and are exploring other models instead. The point is that there are other ways of making this work, and more options is better.

However, if we were in a world where the major services and functions we used online were protocols instead of platforms, it would move the power and control out to the ends of the network, rather than centralizing it on the servers of a few giant companies. We'd still get the benefits of the network effects of the systems, but without the centralized control. We'd still be able to get innovation at various levels, but without relying on a single entity to determine what's best. We'd still get the convenience of powerful services, but without the opaque decision making of a single entity. It's an approach that could actually work.

That still leaves the question of how do we get there from here. And there are a lot of challenges in that. But I don't think declaring large platforms as "platform utilities" gets us any closer to that vision -- and if anything seems to drive us away from it. I'll be writing some more posts on how we get towards a world of protocols instead of platforms, and the many hurdles in the way, in the coming weeks and months. However, there are two key approaches to making it happen: either bottom up or top down. And both could work -- but both could be difficult.

The bottom up approach is people designing new protocols from scratch and building a new userbase. That presents a huge number of challenges in terms of building up the userbase, but it's not impossible. New startups pop on the scene all the time, and some of them even succeed. And I already know of at least 6 or 7 attempts at building these kinds of protocols from scratch. And while they're all fairly small, some are building up at least some traction and are interesting to follow and experiment with. The benefit to this approach is you have no legacy to deal with, making things easier to design and the entire setup more nimble. The cons, obviously, are the lack of a userbase and the basic "empty room" problem: how do you get someone to use a social application when there's nothing to do there and no one to connect with?

The "top down" approach would be to convince an existing internet giant to move towards such a world. It's unlikely that any company today would agree to flip the switch entirely and open up their platform into an open protocol. But I would argue that it's not as far out and unrealistic an idea as many assume. In the last six months, I've had in-depth conversations with four large internet companies about this approach, and they were surprisingly more open to at least considering what it would mean than I initially expected. And while I may go into more detail in later posts, I'll give three quick reasons why the big tech firms may actually decide it makes sense to give up their silos in the long run:

  1. It gets them away from proposals like Warren's to "break up" their business, which they know would create a giant mess. By opening up their core code for anyone to use and pushing the power out to the ends of the network, the companies are effectively "breaking themselves up.
  2. It takes them off the hook for all of the platform liability that is getting dumped on them these days. There are all sorts of competing and impossible demands on these platforms concerning how they moderate content, with tons of people being upset no matter what decision is made, and various people and (especially) politicians now looking to dump massive liability on the platforms themselves. If they turn their system into a protocol, they actually get rid of much of that headache. There will still be questions about content moderation, but it becomes a very different problem -- one to where there can be many different approaches, with competition at the filter level. We didn't used to blame email providers for spam, but thanks to the open protocols of email, it allowed all sorts of innovative spam filtering services to spring up. Given how much of a headache content moderation and platform liability has become of late -- and the fact it's likely to become an even bigger headache over time -- at some point, companies are going to realize an open protocols approach is a solution to that problem.
  3. The possibility of new business models. This is important. Lots of people insist that no giant platform would willingly give up so much control, because it's entirely antithetical to business models built off of collecting all the data. And that's true. But, that's why I'm eager to see how new business models shake out in this space, because it might lessen the "we collect all your data" business model reliance and open up new opportunities that could even be more lucrative (especially if they create opportunities where people start abandoning services that don't respect their privacy).
There still are plenty of reasons why the big platforms are unlikely to do this in the near future (and I'm pretty sure a clueless Wall St. would punish any company that tried), but as various trends continue to move along, it may become more and more appealing.

Notice that all of that could very well happen without a massive policy intervention from the government. However, there are certainly policy ideas that could help move this along a lot faster. Of course, moving these policy proposals forward would require a more detailed understanding of how technology and technology innovation really works, because the key isn't enforcing breakups or trying to codify "fairness" guidelines with new rules -- it's taking away some of the existing legal and regulatory tools that make it easy and appealing to build vertically-integrated walled gardens, which aren't always obvious to people who aren't immersed in the tech policy space since they are presented as having other purposes:

  1. Get rid of most patents (if we're talking real antitrust, we'd start by getting rid of these government-granted monopolies). Perhaps you could start with "software" ones, though defining what is a "software" patent is hard enough. Patents hinder competition and would create huge problematic thickets in a world of protocols where we want widespread competition at every other level. Without patent thickets and patent trolls, we'd see a lot more competition, especially in taking different approaches to providing interfaces and filters for the same kinds of content.
  2. Dump the ridiculous CAFC ruling on API copyrights and make it clear that there is not copyright on interfaces, meaning that you could actually have much more interoperability and people building new systems to connect to third party products.
  3. Get rid of Section 1201 of the DMCA and its anti-circumvention rules. Again, this blocks competition and interoperability. Indeed, Section 1201 is a huge barrier to this kind of future, in that it would allow companies to effectively block out competitive third party services through "technological protection measures." Without 1201, it would make it much easier for almost anyone to create a new competitive interface for an existing protocol-based service.
  4. Make sure that full encryption is supported as a fundamental right of end users. This becomes important, as a protocol-based system should also lead to a booming new market for databanks that will store your encrypted data, giving you total control over it and who it is shared with (and for what purposes). But if there are mandated backdoors or some other crap, you completely destroy such a market. Encryption makes this possible.
  5. Get the SEC to stop thinking of cryptocurrency as just a financial tool and to recognize it's something entirely different. Sure, you need them to deal with the out-and-out scams, but as it stands right now, the SEC is talking about crazy ideas like how any crypto system should need to go through "clinical trials" like drugs. Ideas like that would simply snuff out any possibility of the above ever happening. People don't realize how much of this future may be held back by a myopic SEC who is viewing all of this through a single lens.
There's more, but those steps would open up a lot of opportunity for a protocols-based system to take hold. And when it really happens, no one's going to worry about "breaking up" big tech anymore, because it won't even be necessary.



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          Money, digital cash and cryptocurrencies: Privacy matters      Cache   Translate Page      
Alongside liquidity and store of value, is privacy an important attribute of money? Using laboratory experiments, the column shows that privacy matters, and increases the overall appeal of money. The experiments suggest that future competition between alternative currencies will depend on how the three properties are mixed.
          Explaining Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways      Cache   Translate Page      
A general misconception with digital currency, which also creates confusion amongst the population, is that cryptocurrencies transactions are not easy, and are usually difficult to process and much more difficult to understand. The misunderstanding of such notions can be cleared by the awareness of Cryptocurrency exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, and Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways. Payment Gateways- Business Model Before you get into the mode of understanding- multi-Cryptocurrency payment gateways you should be aware of what are Payment Gateways? They are on-line pages which capture the data of payment instrument between a merchant and consumer. They are usually the checkout pages, for such transactions, and capture the data in encrypted form and pass it to the payment processor. The processor, in turn, verifies or authenticates it and does the settlement of funds. You may come across various Payment Gateways like- APIs Like- Coinbase, which can be embedded in the client s website.
          ccxt 1.18.360      Cache   Translate Page      
A JavaScript / Python / PHP cryptocurrency trading library with support for 130+ exchanges
          Taxi drivers, celebrities and a Portuguese news channel — this is where some crypto investors heed their advice – MarketWatch      Cache   Translate Page      

Taxi drivers, celebrities and a Portuguese news channel — this is where some crypto investors heed their advice MarketWatch Where do you get your information when buying and selling cryptocurrencies? With digital tokens creeping their way into mainstream finance, there is an …

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          [Guru] Cryptocurrency Mobile app on Xamarin      Cache   Translate Page      
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          First Endothermic Cryptocurrency Miners Released by OnMiners      Cache   Translate Page      
LUXEMBOURG / ACCESSWIRE / March 12, 2019 / OnMiners S.A (www.onminers.com) has recently earned the distinction becoming the first company ever to introduce an extraordinary range of endothermic cryptocurrency mining rigs. A team of investors working towards making crypto mining simple and profitable, OnMiners has introduced three highly efficient mining rigs utilizing the latest endothermic chip […]
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Originally posted on: http://kariem.net/cwilliams/archive/2014/03/13/155671.aspx

Hey everyone,

I'm working on an open source library involving Bitcoin and I was wondering how many (if any) of you are currently working with cryptocurrencies in your apps & games?
 
Whether you are buying/selling them, or just accepting them as a form of payment, I'd like to get some idea of what you're doing, what APIs you're hitting, what you think of it overall, and how I can (possibly?) make things like microtransactions and in-app purchases easier for you.
 
Feel free to leave a comment on this post, or message me if you don't want to talk about it publicly.
 
Thanks!
Chris

          upcoming user group / conference visits      Cache   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://kariem.net/cwilliams/archive/2014/02/26/155536.aspx

The next 6 months are going to be pretty fun (and by fun, I mean hectic.) In addition to a couple of interesting side projects (writing & video), I'm also going back on the speaker circuit. Fortunately, I'll be able to tie a few of these stops to some "vacation" destinations.

3/18: GSP Developers (Greenville, SC)
4/22: Enterprise Developers Guild (Charlotte, NC)
5/15: WNC.NET (Asheville, NC)
7/11: Codestock (Knoxville, TN) TENTATIVE
8/07: RV.NUG (Roanoke, VA)
8/28: DevLink (Chattanooga, TN) TENTATIVE
9/13: Code Impact (Jacksonville, FL)


Taking the mystery out of CryptoCurrencies

Maybe you've heard of BitCoin, but what about LiteCoin, DogeCoin, AmericanCoin or BBQCoin? (Yes, really.) These are just a few of the available CryptoCurrencies that are showing up. If you've wondered what they are, how to get them, how they work, or what Bitcoin Mining is, then this is the talk for you.

Once you've got them, what do you do with them? We'll cover some code and show ways to leverage BitCoin and other CryptoCurrencies in your applications. Whether it's taking payments, or buying and selling the coins themselves.Taking the mystery out of CryptoCurrencies

Maybe you've heard of BitCoin, but what about LiteCoin, DogeCoin, AmericanCoin or BBQCoin? (Yes, really.) These are just a few of the available CryptoCurrencies that are showing up. If you've wondered what they are, how to get them, how they work, or what Bitcoin Mining is, then this is the talk for you.

Once you've got them, what do you do with them? We'll cover some code and show ways to leverage BitCoin and other CryptoCurrencies in your applications. Whether it's taking payments, or buying and selling the coins themselves.

          Are Cryptocurrencies Ready?      Cache   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://kariem.net/cwilliams/archive/2014/01/14/155188.aspx

Are Cryptocurrencies Ready For Mainstream Use? Are we?

 

I'm a big fan of the major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and LiteCoin (LTC). I’m not really paying any attention to the dozens of derivative (and in some cases satirical) alternatives, such as Dogecoin and Coinye, but I think Bitcoin and Litecoin have a real shot at permanence.  

Having said that, do I think they are ready for prime time, mainstream use? Not yet, and here's why...

Cryptocoins have no intrinsic worth. In other words, they hold no value of their own. At this time, the only way *most* people (i.e. the non-enthusiast layman) can assess the value of 1BTC is by comparing it to another more established currency, like USD, EU, GBP, etc. There's simply no other way to describe it to someone else.

"But wait," I hear you argue... "I can tell the value of a Bitcoin by looking at how much someone charges for something, in Bitcoin."

This is true, however, it's also misleading. The only way this is of value is precisely BECAUSE you know the intrinsic value of what you're buying in your native currency.

Looking online, you know that you can buy a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 2.2047LTC. Therefore you can puzzle out the value of 1LTC as being a little under $25, but you're still just trading one currency for another. You know exactly what LTC is worth, because the intrinsic value of what you are buying is printed on the item.

How about something a little more abstract? If you don't know a lot about Bitcoin, or follow it regularly, would 250 apples for 1BTC sound like a good deal to you? How about 500? If it were 250 apples for $1, you'd jump on it... because you know exactly what $1 is worth. (Hint: at Bitcoin’s current valuation of roughly $900, it would be a really bad deal for the buyer.)

To take it a step further, cryptocurrencies in general are an unstable bunch. If you don't know what it's worth, and you don't know what it can buy, and you don't know it's value on any given day (or hour) then you are at the mercy of the seller at the time of purchase. This isn’t as big of a deal when buying tangible product, face to face, especially if you like to haggle. But what if you are buying digital product, with a digital currency, via an internet connection to a “faceless” website? You either accept the price, or you don’t. There’s nobody to argue with.

Unlike our U.S. Dollar, there are no printed or minted practical denominations of BTC. Sure you can buy a 1BTC coin, but with current prices hovering around $1000 per BTC, how would you spend it? Most things you would buy are in incredibly small fractions of Bitcoin.

Don’t believe me? Here’s another example: Let’s say you bought 1 Bitcoin at a bargain price of $800. A week later, it’s worth $950. Yay!! Thrilled with your windfall, you decide to purchase a $50 Amazon Gift Card later that day. Unbeknownst to you, China has decided to ban the Bitcoin exchanges (temporarily, it turns out) causing a momentary plummet in the value of 1BTC. Let’s say it’s now worth $400 (this is based on reality.) Had you purchased the gift card when your Bitcoin was worth $950, it would have cost you .05266BTC. Now it will cost you 0.125BTC. Doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but when the Bitcoin market stabilizes a couple days later, going back to approximately $900 for 1BTC, can you tell me how much you spent on that $50 gift card?

So how do we solve this problem?

How do we make BTC/LTC mainstream? How do we assign an easily understood value to a volatile currency with no physical backing?

We start by getting more and more companies to accept it. While this sounds counterintuitive, think of it like this... as a child (and with some adults), you have no perception of the value of money until you begin to see what it can buy and how hard it can be to come by. So, the more people see it, and what it can buy, the better appreciation they'll develop for its value. This will increase consumer comfort in using it. This is just a start, of course.

Another step in the right direction is to make it easier to acquire. This doesn’t mean making it cheaper, or devaluing it. Market pressure will (and should) drive that. I’m talking about the actual process of buying any cryptocurrencies. It’s getting better, but I remember buying $150 of LTC just a few months back, and it was a multiday process that involved trips to my ATM, a Western Union machine, multiple websites, and a lot of waiting and internet shadiness that ended well, but would certainly scare off the casual, less committed user.

It’s getting better.

Go take a look at overstock.com, for example. They've recently started accepting Bitcoin for everything they offer. That's a huge step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. We need more stores, big ones, to make it mainstream. Most of the retail websites you see today that accept cryptocurrencies don’t look like the type of business you’d feel comfortable giving your credit card to. Fortunately, you don’t have to.

Ultimately, like any technology, passionate early adopters will take on most of the risk (and reward) of cryptocurrencies. Do I think we’re there yet? No. Do I think we’ll get there? Yes.

If you’re interested, drop a few bucks and buy some. You don’t have to buy a whole Bitcoin or Litecoin to get started, and even if you don’t spend it, you can watch the exchange charts and see the value go up and down like stocks… only better, because you can’t spend stocks.


          How To Actually Break Up Big Tech      Cache   Translate Page      

Last week, I wrote about Elizabeth Warren's big plan to break up big tech and why I thought her plan (a) would not work and (b) was based on a fairly shocking number of factual errors. Not everyone agreed (indeed, many people have disagreed). Many of those who disagreed, though, seemed to only do so because they hate the big internet companies, and thus they seemed happy about any attack on them, no matter how pointless. Others attacked me personally, insisting that my detailed explanation of why I found Warren's plan laughably naive was really just because I "love big tech." Finally, some demanded to know what my plan would be. And while I think it's somewhat silly to imply that you cannot critique a bad plan if you can't come up with another plan (sometimes, doing nothing is the best plan), I've been meaning to write some more about this anyway, and here's a good opportunity.

Contrary to the strawman beliefs some insist I have, I am quite worried about the market power of many large companies these days, and how that might be stifling competition. As I've argued for over twenty years on this site, the single biggest driver of innovation is competition. And I want to see more competition to get more innovation. My issue is that doing so through regulatory means is fraught with significant risks -- ones that could very much do the opposite. Highly regulated industries are not known for being competitive and innovative for the most part. They tend to enable only big entities -- who can deal with the regulations -- to exist and crowd out startups. On top of that, thanks to regulatory capture and the crony nature of our political system these days, you also end up with just a few big companies who now focus on what we've referred to in the past as political innovation rather than technological or entrepreneurial innovation. It's a recipe for stagnation, not innovation and competition.

My second big concern with the plans people have been floating is that they ignore the reality of why some of the tech companies have gotten so big and so successful. For the most part, they're in highly networked industries, where it's not just "winner takes all" but in many ways size and dominance of the network is fundamental to their operation. Network effects can lead to dominant positions, for the fairly obvious reason that the bigger they are, the better they are for everyone involved. For all of Warren's talk of breaking up companies, note that she was only talking about chipping off a few of their peripheral acquisitions: not taking an axe to their core business.

And that's because she recognizes that as much as people scream to "break up big tech," there's no reasonable way to do that without making the overall offerings a lot less useful for the public. How do you break up Facebook's social network? Do you say half the world can't use it and have to use the BookFace spinoff instead? You could, of course, cleave off Instagram and Whatsapp, but that doesn't really change Facebook's overall global dominance. The reason Facebook is so powerful is that it connects the entire globe. There is no place to make a reasonable cut to split that up. Google is powerful because of its search engine. How do you break that up? Do you say for searches on topic X you use Google, but for searches on topic Y you have to use Elgoog? You could cut off Doubleclick from Google, but then you still have a massive search engine and a massive internet ads company. And while I guess you could cut off Amazon's web services piece from it store, that doesn't change the main "competition" complaint most people have about Amazon, which is the size of its footprint in e-commerce. But again, it got there not through predatory practices, but because it's so convenient and easy for most people that they actually get tremendous benefit from it.

But, that presents a dilemma. And while lots of people seem to think there are easy answers to this (just like they think there are easy answers to "content moderation") there are not. This is a really complex issue, and like nearly all super complex issues, the easy solutions tend to look appealing, while actually making everything a hell of a lot worse.

So I will make a suggestion for how I'd like to "break up" big tech, while admitting that since this is a complex topic with no easy answer, I could be wrong. But so could everyone else. And I've been digging through the details on this stuff for many years now, and I do think my plan makes the most sense. Later this year, I have a big academic paper on this topic coming out with a lot more details, so in the meantime expect a bunch more posts on this topic leading up to that.

The idea goes back to one I raised back in 2015 in the context of content moderation: that we need to move to a world of protocols, not platforms. This is the world of the earlier internet, dominated by open protocols with a variety of competitive apps built on top. Instead of Twitter, there was IRC. Instead of Reddit, there was Usenet. And you had a choice of clients and servers and could move around if you didn't like the policies of one or the other.

In the world of protocols, you still get the global connectivity benefit, but without the lockdown control and silos (and, potentially, the questionable privacy practices). In a world of protocols, there may be a global network, but you get competition at every other level. You can have competitive servers, competitive apps and user interfaces, competitive filters, competitive business models, and competitive forms of data management. If you don't like how one app provider handles privacy, you move to another -- but because you're using the same protocol, you don't lose everything you're doing with it, you're just entering through a new door that you like better. If you don't like the way one provider handles content moderation, you change it or move to another.

And, yes, I noted competition at the business model level as well -- because that's important. We could see lots of interesting attempts at creating different services with different business models that go beyond the limited options (pay with your data, freemium, advertising, etc.) today. One option might be in the form of cryptocurrency or token tied to the protocol. While I can already hear half of you rolling your eyes, this is a model that is at least worth exploring. A cryptocurreny or token tied to a protocol takes away much of the incentive for the really terrible business models everyone complains about. You don't need to spy on everyone if just getting more usage in general increases the value of the currency. And encouraging business models that don't require collecting data on everyone is something we should celebrate, not mock. But, cryptocurrency isn't the only such solution either. I've been playing around with a few attempts at new protocol-based systems these days that purposely eschew the cryptocurrency/token model, and are exploring other models instead. The point is that there are other ways of making this work, and more options is better.

However, if we were in a world where the major services and functions we used online were protocols instead of platforms, it would move the power and control out to the ends of the network, rather than centralizing it on the servers of a few giant companies. We'd still get the benefits of the network effects of the systems, but without the centralized control. We'd still be able to get innovation at various levels, but without relying on a single entity to determine what's best. We'd still get the convenience of powerful services, but without the opaque decision making of a single entity. It's an approach that could actually work.

That still leaves the question of how do we get there from here. And there are a lot of challenges in that. But I don't think declaring large platforms as "platform utilities" gets us any closer to that vision -- and if anything seems to drive us away from it. I'll be writing some more posts on how we get towards a world of protocols instead of platforms, and the many hurdles in the way, in the coming weeks and months. However, there are two key approaches to making it happen: either bottom up or top down. And both could work -- but both could be difficult.

The bottom up approach is people designing new protocols from scratch and building a new userbase. That presents a huge number of challenges in terms of building up the userbase, but it's not impossible. New startups pop on the scene all the time, and some of them even succeed. And I already know of at least 6 or 7 attempts at building these kinds of protocols from scratch. And while they're all fairly small, some are building up at least some traction and are interesting to follow and experiment with. The benefit to this approach is you have no legacy to deal with, making things easier to design and the entire setup more nimble. The cons, obviously, are the lack of a userbase and the basic "empty room" problem: how do you get someone to use a social application when there's nothing to do there and no one to connect with?

The "top down" approach would be to convince an existing internet giant to move towards such a world. It's unlikely that any company today would agree to flip the switch entirely and open up their platform into an open protocol. But I would argue that it's not as far out and unrealistic an idea as many assume. In the last six months, I've had in-depth conversations with four large internet companies about this approach, and they were surprisingly more open to at least considering what it would mean than I initially expected. And while I may go into more detail in later posts, I'll give three quick reasons why the big tech firms may actually decide it makes sense to give up their silos in the long run:

  1. It gets them away from proposals like Warren's to "break up" their business, which they know would create a giant mess. By opening up their core code for anyone to use and pushing the power out to the ends of the network, the companies are effectively "breaking themselves up.
  2. It takes them off the hook for all of the platform liability that is getting dumped on them these days. There are all sorts of competing and impossible demands on these platforms concerning how they moderate content, with tons of people being upset no matter what decision is made, and various people and (especially) politicians now looking to dump massive liability on the platforms themselves. If they turn their system into a protocol, they actually get rid of much of that headache. There will still be questions about content moderation, but it becomes a very different problem -- one to where there can be many different approaches, with competition at the filter level. We didn't used to blame email providers for spam, but thanks to the open protocols of email, it allowed all sorts of innovative spam filtering services to spring up. Given how much of a headache content moderation and platform liability has become of late -- and the fact it's likely to become an even bigger headache over time -- at some point, companies are going to realize an open protocols approach is a solution to that problem.
  3. The possibility of new business models. This is important. Lots of people insist that no giant platform would willingly give up so much control, because it's entirely antithetical to business models built off of collecting all the data. And that's true. But, that's why I'm eager to see how new business models shake out in this space, because it might lessen the "we collect all your data" business model reliance and open up new opportunities that could even be more lucrative (especially if they create opportunities where people start abandoning services that don't respect their privacy).
There still are plenty of reasons why the big platforms are unlikely to do this in the near future (and I'm pretty sure a clueless Wall St. would punish any company that tried), but as various trends continue to move along, it may become more and more appealing.

Notice that all of that could very well happen without a massive policy intervention from the government. However, there are certainly policy ideas that could help move this along a lot faster. Of course, moving these policy proposals forward would require a more detailed understanding of how technology and technology innovation really works, because the key isn't enforcing breakups or trying to codify "fairness" guidelines with new rules -- it's taking away some of the existing legal and regulatory tools that make it easy and appealing to build vertically-integrated walled gardens, which aren't always obvious to people who aren't immersed in the tech policy space since they are presented as having other purposes:

  1. Get rid of most patents (if we're talking real antitrust, we'd start by getting rid of these government-granted monopolies). Perhaps you could start with "software" ones, though defining what is a "software" patent is hard enough. Patents hinder competition and would create huge problematic thickets in a world of protocols where we want widespread competition at every other level. Without patent thickets and patent trolls, we'd see a lot more competition, especially in taking different approaches to providing interfaces and filters for the same kinds of content.
  2. Dump the ridiculous CAFC ruling on API copyrights and make it clear that there is not copyright on interfaces, meaning that you could actually have much more interoperability and people building new systems to connect to third party products.
  3. Get rid of Section 1201 of the DMCA and its anti-circumvention rules. Again, this blocks competition and interoperability. Indeed, Section 1201 is a huge barrier to this kind of future, in that it would allow companies to effectively block out competitive third party services through "technological protection measures." Without 1201, it would make it much easier for almost anyone to create a new competitive interface for an existing protocol-based service.
  4. Make sure that full encryption is supported as a fundamental right of end users. This becomes important, as a protocol-based system should also lead to a booming new market for databanks that will store your encrypted data, giving you total control over it and who it is shared with (and for what purposes). But if there are mandated backdoors or some other crap, you completely destroy such a market. Encryption makes this possible.
  5. Get the SEC to stop thinking of cryptocurrency as just a financial tool and to recognize it's something entirely different. Sure, you need them to deal with the out-and-out scams, but as it stands right now, the SEC is talking about crazy ideas like how any crypto system should need to go through "clinical trials" like drugs. Ideas like that would simply snuff out any possibility of the above ever happening. People don't realize how much of this future may be held back by a myopic SEC who is viewing all of this through a single lens.
There's more, but those steps would open up a lot of opportunity for a protocols-based system to take hold. And when it really happens, no one's going to worry about "breaking up" big tech anymore, because it won't even be necessary.



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"Sure, there are rare situations where fighting evil humans is thrust upon us, but such situations are just that, rare. So, feel free to do what you must in that unlikely event, and let’s set the subject aside, as seductively theatric as it may be. This setting aside is important, because “fighting evil” in any kind of societal application is a demonstrably failed strategy.

Failures Left and Right: Today we’ll pick on the left to begin with, then switch to the right. The “fighting evil” strategy of the political left is socialism. It has gained a foothold among the young for three primary reasons:

1. They are too young to remember socialism in practice.
2. They are so poorly schooled that they don’t see any problem with it.
3. The people promoting socialism complain very well.


I’m not trying to be trite or insulting with these three points; they’re the actual reasons. Complaints about the way things are have a great deal of legitimacy, of course. Student loans are one of the more abusive schemes ever thrust upon a generation… deeply manipulative and deeply abusive. (I explain in some depth here.)

On top of that abuse, the truth is that the rich are becoming richer and the poor, poorer [1]. Bear in mind that these problem exist on the heels of a century of “fighting the rich.” Very clearly, the left’s “fighting evil” strategy didn’t work.

And it’s worth adding that while the complaints above are legitimate, invoking socialism to fight them has to be one of the most boneheaded strategies in human history. Not only has it not worked despite a century of massive efforts, but socialism has proven itself to be death incarnate [2]. The Soviet socialists killed tens of millions. The Chinese socialists killed many tens of millions. Cambodian socialists killed roughly a third of their populace in only a few years.

Socialism is a way for a few to live like kings, while the masses praising them die in huge numbers. Period.

Now, let’s pick on the right. I got an email recently, in which a friend shared a passage he’d read. It said, roughly, this: Through the late ’50s and early ’60s the US was essentially a live-and-let-live place, with Christian proclivities. This began to change when the Marxists began infiltrating our universities, reaching critical mass in the ’70s and ’80s. No reformation movement can succeed until we treat cultural Marxism like we treated the war on smallpox.

I responded that while there is some truth in the passage (I’ve addressed it previously), the prescription of treating it as “a war on…” is useless. While most people no longer remember, groups like the John Birch Society have been doing precisely this since the 1950s and even earlier. And despite all their “fighting evil” efforts… and even with its incredible crash and burn of the late 1980s… socialism still seduces.

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Not only does this work, but it’s more or less the only thing that works. A lot of people don’t like the idea, because it requires effort and because they’ve been seduced by the big lie of democratic politics, which is this: If you can complain well enough, the machinery of the state will create what you want. And so, people who believe that complaining makes it so (a near-relative of wishing makes it so) are hesitant to build. After all, building is harder than complaining, and they might get into trouble. And so the politician who best pretends to care gets elected, and there’s no reason for anything to change. The politicians promise and the people believe, as the generations come and go. Ho hum.

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          Report: Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet Market Could Reach $500 Million by 2024      Cache   Translate Page      

The international market for cryptocurrency hardware wallets could grow nearly 300 percent over the next five years according to a new analysis out this month from market research store Research and Markets. The report, which projected potential growth over the next half decade, said the hardware wallet market could surge from its 2018 valuation of […]

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          The Ultimate GreenAddress Wallet Review      Cache   Translate Page      

If you’re interested in good, all-around Bitcoin wallet, you’re in luck since the market is nothing short of over-saturated with dozens of fine products. If you’re especially security conscious and somewhat advanced Bitcoiner, then you might want to check out the GreenAddress Wallet. Introduction GreenAddress is a Bitcoin-only wallet specifically created for the security-oriented Bitcoin […]

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          What is Block Collider’s Proof of Distance (PoD) Consensus?      Cache   Translate Page      

The debate between proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus is rapidly gathering mainstream attention in the broader cryptocurrency community drawing from the numerous PoS-based projects and interchain networks on the horizon. From Cosmos to Ethereum’s Serenity, next-generation consensus models are focusing on fast-finality consensus that circumvents PoW — the proven blockchain consensus engine. However, Block […]

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          Ripple Plans to Issue XRP Grants to Video Game Developers      Cache   Translate Page      

One has to commend any blockchain company for trying to explore new boundaries and opportunities. Although most people associate Ripple with finance, the company is trying to branch out a bit. A new $100m fund has been created to merge blockchain technology and video games. With the support of Ripple, this could turn out to […]

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          SEC Chairman Clayton: Agrees Ethereum is No Longer a Security      Cache   Translate Page      

Jay Clayton, the Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has confirmed statements made by SEC analysts in 2018 that not all cryptocurrencies are securities. The head of the regulatory agency also highlighted the need for a more nuanced discussion about what constitutes a security in the eyes of the SEC as far […]

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          Skycoin Announces Public Release of Skywire Mainnet      Cache   Translate Page      

March 13th, 2018, Shanghai – Work on Skycoin began in 2011 with the merging of three separate projects that aimed to improve upon the design and implementation of Bitcoin. The Skycoin developers identified several major philosophical design issues that they saw as obstacles to global use of cryptocurrency as a censorship-resistant payment system. Skywire, the decentralized internet protocol and […]

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          Stellar Price Continues its Rise as $0.1 Level Acts as new Support      Cache   Translate Page      

Yesterday was a very promising day for nearly all cryptocurrencies. Although some bearish momentum began forming in the evening, it seems things have taken a turn for the better again. The Stellar price, which already showed signs of a promising bull run last week, is simply continuing its momentum. For now, the $0.1 level acts […]

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          Kurt Russell in a starred crypto-thriller      Cache   Translate Page      

Money laundering, abuse of power, conspiracy – a new thriller from Hollywood picks up on topics that supposedly paint a bleak picture of cryptocurrencies. However, “Crypto” is to be understood as a positive message, so the creators of the film. After all, they themselves are very interested in the fact that even the general public […]

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          Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for Yet to Be Released Telegram Token      Cache   Translate Page      

The Telegram token (gram) has started trading as a perpetual contract on London-based Xena Exchange. On Mar. 12, the crypto exchange launched a derivative contract for grams, with up to 100x leverage. The Xena-listed perpetual contracts are publicly tradable and are intended to provide liquidity for the gram token ahead of its release later this […]

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          Beginner’s Guide to Pepperstone: Complete Review      Cache   Translate Page      

Pepperstone Group is a broker for CFDs and forex, providing a trading platform for those of all skill levels. The broker aims to appeal to both novices and experienced traders with its range of tools and educational materials. Pepperstone helps both institutional and retail investors with using instruments like forex as a class of assets […]

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          Ethereum (ETH) Price Prediction: One Last Dip Before Higher?      Cache   Translate Page      

Ethereum price rebounded above the $136.00 level, but struggled to clear $139.00-140.00. ETH/USD could decline again before it tries to climb above $140.00. Ethereum price is facing important resistances near the $137.25 and $138.00 levels. A crucial bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $136.50 on the 30-minute chart. ETH price is likely […]

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          Ripple (XRP) Price Prediction: Rally Inevitable Above $0.3200      Cache   Translate Page      

Ripple price declined towards the $0.3100 support and later recovered nicely. XRP/USD is placed above $0.3140 and it is likely to break the $0.3200 resistance for a strong upward move. Ripple price is placed nicely above the $0.3140 and $0.3150 support levels. Buyers are eyeing an upside break above a major declining channel at $0.3175 […]

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          Wall Street and The Russian Mafia? Hollywood Really Has a Finger on The Pulse of Bitcoin      Cache   Translate Page      

The trailer for Crypto (the movie) hit YouTube yesterday, featuring all the essential elements of a standard Hollywood thriller — which would be fine if they hadn’t called the movie “Crypto.” Movies rely on the suspension of disbelief, but Wall Street and the Russian Mafia? Really?  Turn On As reported by Bitcoinist last June, the […]

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          Mexico’s Central Bank Publishes ‘Catch-22’ Rules Impacting Cryptocurrency Exchanges      Cache   Translate Page      

The central bank of Mexico has published rules on crypto assets that put crypto exchanges in “a catch-22 type of situation,” the CEO of a local exchange explained to news.Bitcoin.com. They “essentially stipulated that they wouldn’t authorize any cryptocurrency to be offered by regulated financial companies.” Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for […]

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          Cardano (ADAUSD) Technical Analysis: Ready For More Upside Momentum?      Cache   Translate Page      

Cardano has formed higher lows and found resistance around the 0.050 mark to create an ascending triangle pattern. Price recently bounced off the bottom and looks prime for a test of resistance. The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the upside. In other […]

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          Dash (DASHUSD) Technical Analysis: Ready to Bust Through Triangle Top      Cache   Translate Page      

Dash has been trading inside an ascending triangle visible on its 4-hour time frame with its higher lows and resistance close to $100. Price recently enjoyed a strong run that could put it on track towards attempting to break past the resistance. The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the […]

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          Auscoin Exchange Suspended After Arrest of Sam Karagiozis      Cache   Translate Page      

27-year-old Sam Karagiozis has been named as the individual arrested on March 7 following raids carried out by the Australian Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and Australian Federal Police. The arrest resulted in the suspension of the licenses of two cryptocurrency exchanges that Karagiozis is involved with including his controversial nationwide cryptocurrency ATM network, […]

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          73-Year-Old Investor Marc Faber Makes First Ever BTC Purchase      Cache   Translate Page      

In a recent interview with Cash, renowned stock market analyst and investor Marc Faber revealed that he purchased BTC for the first time during late February. The 73-year-old noted that a conversation with the chief executive officer of Xapo, Wences Casares, sealed the deal. Also Read: Up & Down: Large Volume for Today’s Gainers, ENJ […]

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          Binance Set The Stage With Launchpad, Other Major Exchanges Quickly Follow      Cache   Translate Page      

Binance Launchpad has proven to be an effective platform for pitching new blockchain-related projects. Now, other well-known cryptocurrency exchanges are also jumping on the same bandwagon with propositions of their own.  The New ICO Hypetrain Earlier in 2019, Binance — which is currently the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by traded volumes — announced that it […]

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          XRP Price Goes Sideways Again as XRP/BTC Pressure Remains      Cache   Translate Page      

As the cryptocurrency momentum seemingly turns more bullish by the hour, the next few days may prove to be rather interesting. While this is not a confirmation of a sustainable uptrend, one has to acknowledge the current XRP price momentum looks somewhat intriguing. Although the price remains at a near status quo, the push to […]

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          Mining Firm Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding      Cache   Translate Page      

The sustained bear market has hit cryptocurrency miners hard and stalled the incredible growth experienced by hardware manufacturers that service the industry. It seems that investors are still willing to pour significant money into the business, however, judging by Canaan Creative’s latest raise. Also Read: In the Daily: Amun Funding, Coinsource ATM, Etoro Wallet Canaan […]

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          Inveniam Is Tokenizing Miami’s WeWork Building — But Is It Still Too Soon?      Cache   Translate Page      

Inveniam is tokenizing real estate — but is the world really ready for this?  Read enough cryptocurrency news sites and it won’t be too long before you hear about tokenization of real-world assets. However, like most things blockchain, that remains purely hypothetical. It doesn’t express itself in the form of an open real estate auction […]

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          Enjin Mobilizes 20 Million Gamers & Blockchain to Help Humans Live Longer      Cache   Translate Page      
Enjin, an information technology company focused on online gaming and the cryptocurrency sector, has been at the forefront of blockchain innovation for over a decade. Unlike the vast majority of decentralized projects that have no real products and struggle for adoption, Enjin boasts an ever-growing portfolio of products, including: Enjin Network, Enjin Wallet, EnjinX, Efinity […]
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          Here’s what Thailand should call its first ICO/STO portal      Cache   Translate Page      

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the country’s first initial coin offering (ICO) portal to police the issuance of digital, blockchain-based tokens. The portal is almost ready to launch and is awaiting final approval from other government agencies like the Commerce Ministry, the Bangkok Post reports. But with the SEC‘s approval it marks a notable step forward to becoming operational. According to the report, around seven companies were in the running to provide the platform, but it’s just one foreign firm that will be responsible for its delivery. The provider’s name has not been divulged. While there…

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          Bittrex Announces the World’s First Initial Exchange Offering (IEO)      Cache   Translate Page      

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Bittrex Announces the World’s First Initial Exchange Offering (IEO)

Bittrex crypto exchange launches an initial exchange offering (IEO) on behalf of RAID signifying an upturn in the rather dwindling cryptocurrency market while fostering global adoption.

Bittrex Announces the World’s First Initial Exchange Offering (IEO)


          Crypto: Alan Howard's Elwood targets big investors for digital assets, 50% active gamblers trade in cryptocurrencies, Singapore-based fintech company Sygnum to build tokenised, smart financial infrastructure, Major crypto mergers and acquisitions in 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Alan Howard's Elwood targets big investors for digital assets From Bloomberg: Elwood Asset Management, owned by hedge-fund billionaire Alan Howard, plans a range of products to lure big institutional investors into digital assets. The company said the new regulated products will cover the full sp...
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          What Bitcoin Did #84 Surveillance Capitalism With Amber Baldet      Cache   Translate Page      

'œEvery tool is a weapon if you hold it right.''" Amber Baldet

Interview location: New York

Interview date: Wednesday 6th March, 2019

Company: Clovyr

Role: Founder

The line between data collection for commercial use and surveillance by the state has become blurred. Where the NSA tracks online user activity for crime prevention, Silicon Valley behemoths have become increasingly hungry for user data with the goal of building ever more targeted advertising solutions.

Within the world of cryptocurrencies, the requirement for KYC/AML checks has blurred the lines between data collection and state tracking.

Privacy is often touted as a fundamental human right, but our moves are tracked both online and in the real world at an increasingly alarming rate. In this interview I talk with Amber Baldet about the growth of surveillance capitalism, the impact on society as well as question recent Coinbase decisions and Web 3.0.

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          Key figure behind £2.8billion OneCoin cryptocurrency sham arrested in the USA      Cache   Translate Page      
OneCoin had no real value says FBI after seizing Konstantin Ignatov
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در این مقاله داتیس نتورک قصد داریم ارز دیجیتال Decred (دیکرد) را به شما عزیزان معرفی کنیم. ارز دیجیتال Decred یک ارز دیجیتالی غیرمتمرکز است که بر پایه فناوری بلاک چین توسعه یافته و هدف آن ایجاد ارزی است که به طور مستقیم توسط ماینرها اجرا می شود. در زمان نگارش این مقاله ارز دیجیتال …

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          Facebook's cryptocurrency Facecoin: Why you should be sceptical      Cache   Translate Page      
Like many other companies, Facebook is exploring ways to leverage the power of blockchain technology
          Facebook's cryptocurrency Facecoin: Why you should be sceptical      Cache   Translate Page      
Like many other companies, Facebook is exploring ways to leverage the power of blockchain technology
          Bitcoin #exchange founder #arrested for #allegedly lying to #financial #watchdogs      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: National Cyber Security News The founder of a defunct cryptocurrency exchange has been arrested for allegedly lying to financial watchdogs to cover up a heist of 6,000 bitcoin. Federal prosecutors in New York charged Jon Montroll, the 37-year-old founder of BitFunder, on Wednesday with obstruction of justice and two counts of perjury. Separately, the... ...
          Are #hackers using your #PC to mine #Bitcoin?      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: National Cyber Security News Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero are so popular because they’re secure and potentially worth thousands of dollars. But investors and consumers aren’t the only ones interested in them. Hackers are using malicious tactics to steal cryptocurrency, and they’re doing it with something called cryptojacking. Hijacked hardware Cryptojacking secretly uses your... ...
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Job Posting: Post-Doc
Telecom ParisTech and Telecom SudParis (campus of Saclay, Paris area)

In a joined project Telecom ParisTech and Telecom SudParis are proposing a 1 year renewable PostDoc on the topic hereunder.

Blockchain, security and privacy issues

The first 6 months consist in delivering a state of the art, plus refining on research objectives. Here are three examples of further specific topics:

A. Anonymization and micropayment channels

Such transactions appear only in a consolidated form in the blockchain. They can be managed by smart contracts, or payment providers, which have a privileged view on these transactions. A point of interest is anonymization and description of possible attacks on anonymity. A long term goal could be designing tools for monitoring and de-anonymisation.

B. Security analysis of the network layer of blockchain

The underlying network of can leak information on the identity of the users/participants. Such analysis was done on the Bitcoin network, but cannot be generalized. The research would consist in selecting another relevant example then analyzing in depth availability / performance / anonymization. Possible tools are tomography of networks, topology analysis or e.g. addresses links.

C. Fully anonymous blockchains

Contrary to Bitcoin [ACM18], Zcash and Monero enable fully anonymous paiments [OM18]. Ethereum on its side makes possible multiparty pooling of transactions [Meiklejohn & Mercer PETS18]. It could be interesting to quantify the practical usage and weaknesses of these tools [Usx18]. Getting used to monitoring tools will be usefull, as well as technological watch (including social media: reddit, discord, medium, telegram or blogs).

[ACM18] S. Meiklejohn and al. A Fistful of Bitcoins: Characterizing Payments Among Men with No Names. Communications ACM.

[OM18] C Orlandi and S Meiklejohn. QuisQuis: A New Design for Anonymous Cryptocurrencies.

[Usx18] G. Kappos and al. An Empirical Analysis of Anonymity in Zcash. 27th USENIX Security Symposium.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2019

Contact: Please send your resume and/or questions to Gerard Memmi : gerard.memmi \'at\' telecom-paristech.fr


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Job Posting: Ph.D. Student
IT University of Copenhagen

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship at the Computer Science Department in the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PhD fellowship includes a salary and tuition for the duration of PhD studies, as well as access to the Danish public education and healthcare systems.

Project: Cryptographic Protocols for Scalable Privacy Preserving Blockchains

Current blockchain consensus protocols underpinning the security of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts suffer from a number of bottlenecks that severely limit the transaction throughput of such systems. Moreover, the few cryptocurrencies that offer strong privacy guarantees are not compatible with the current techniques for achieving higher throughputs. Besides scalability concerns, current privacy preserving cryptocurrencies and smart contracts are also incompatible with legal financial regulations since they do not allow for lawful audits.

The successful candidate will work on a project aiming at solving these issues by means of more efficient consensus protocols and multiparty computation techniques. We will investigate efficient cryptographic protocols for two main tasks: (1) scalable blockchain based consensus compatible with privacy preserving cryptocurrencies and (2) accountable privacy preserving cryptocurrency and smart contract systems that adhere to financial regulations. The research will be focused on developing new provably secure frameworks for building such protocols with high concrete efficiency.

This project will be carried out in cooperation with the Concordium Foundation.

Qualifications:

We are looking for motivated candidates with a background in discrete mathematics and/or theoretical computer science. Experience with distributed systems or cryptography will be considered an advantage. Candidates should have an MsC degree (or equivalent) or a BsC degree plus one year of Master level studies (equivalent to 4 years of studies).

Closing date for applications: 25 March 2019

Contact: Bernardo David, Associate Professor, beda (at) itu.dk

More information: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=119&ProjectId=181022&DepartmentId=3439&MediaId=5


          Are cryptos securities or commodities? Even the SEC isn’t sure      Cache   Translate Page      
A regulatory decision that could kill a cryptocurrency.
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The online courses at Certs School give folks the chance to throw their careers into overdrive without ever leaving their cubicle. Designed to let students learn at their own pace, the courses give people the chance to learn everything from analyzing big data to using business tools such as Salesforce. Every course is designed by industry insiders with years of experience. For more information on this course and instructor, click here.

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'CRYPTO' Trailer: Cryptocurrency is Good Now, Maybe - Tech  Mashable India

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          Data: China has the most blockchain patents, despite banning cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page      

Patents have always been controversial in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space because most projects are established on the premise of decentralization and open source code. It’s for this very reason that the notion of intellectual property (IP) is incredibly contentious. We wanted to get a better idea about the amount of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related patents filed and published across the globe to identify key trends and gather information on the most active entities in the space.  In order to do this, Hard Fork gathered the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) website data using the following search terms: blockchain, block chain, Bitcoin,…

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          Abra finally treats its users as adults, lets them handle Ethereum directly      Cache   Translate Page      

Yesterday, cryptocurrency wallet and services provider, Abra, announced that users can now purchase Ethereum through its Android and iOS apps. You’d be forgiven if you thought this was already the case, but it wasn’t. Let me explain. With the new update, users can now add and withdraw actual Ethereum cryptocurrency to and from their Abra wallet. Before the update, any exposure to Ethereum on Abra was through one of its “synthetic assets,” which means you buy into the token without actually owning it. Abra also sees this addition as the first step to streamline the “process to add more ERC20…

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          5 Predictions for 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Inspired by Nic Hodges, here are my predictions for 2018. I’ll try and remember to review them roughly the same time every year. 1) A big cryptocurrency bust It’s inevitable that we’re going to have a great big correction somewhere in the market. I’m not sure when it will happen exactly or what the trigger... Continue reading

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          [Slowchat] Het grote cryptocurrency slowchat topic #7      Cache   Translate Page      
Replies: 6786 Last poster: oNo at 13-03-2019 17:28 Topic is Open Sahara schreef op woensdag 13 maart 2019 @ 17:18: Ik begrijp eigenlijk er geen moer van waarom men brokers gebruikt die zulke hoge tarieven hanteren. Misschien is het simpelweg omdat men niet beter weet dat er ook crypto exchanges bestaan die wel concurrerend zijn. Maar als men het niet weet... dan is dat dus nieuw geld van Henk en Ingrid dat de crypto instroomt.Overal waar (het grote) geld is krioelen er ratten om de de kruimels op te eten. En dan ben ik een mini-mier die de nog kleinere kruimels weg draagt...
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Trezor heeft voor zijn hardwarewallets, Trezor One en Trezor Model T, nieuwe firmware uitgebracht met 1.8.0 en 2.1.0 als versienummers. Hiermee kun je op een veilige manier jouw cryptovaluta beheren door de private key, de sleutel waarmee je betalingen kunt uitvoeren, buiten jouw computer of smartphone op te slaan. Het ondersteunt meer dan 600 verschillende cryptovaluta's en cryptotokens, zoals bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, monero en zcash. De aankondiging van deze uitgave ziet er als volgt uit: Latest Updates Bring New Architecture to Trezor One and Ripple Support to Model T. Innovation never sleeps and we’re thrilled to bring you the first two firmware updates of this year. This time, our product updates are filled with advances in security, improvements to the existing features, and new support for long awaited coins. We are happy to announce that Ripple (XRP) is now available to be stored in Trezor Model T. Trezor One, firmware update 1.8.0 In order to fix the security vulnerability announced in December, we have updated the way that Trezor One stores data so that it follows the more advanced, secure procedure followed by Model T. We are also currently in the process of backporting the modern, flexible, and functional code architecture from Model T to Trezor One, to ensure that Trezor One will always remain fully up-to-date. In addition to technological advancements, we’re also announcing new additions to the list of supported coins for Trezor One. From now on a new pack of ERC-20 tokens, including some of the best-known cryptocurrencies such as Komodo, PIVX, or NIX, are available on Trezor One. The developers of the newly added coins are now free to integrate Trezor with their wallets so you can store even more of your favorite cryptocurrencies in the original Trezor One. Trezor Model T, firmware update 2.1.0 The main news for Model T is definitely the coin listings. One of the biggest and best-known projects — Ripple — is now available in the Trezor Wallet interface, and you can store, send, and receive Ripple by using nothing but the Wallet. Ripple is currently available only in the Beta Wallet. But that’s not everything; our Wallet now contains a new tab that has been moved from Beta Wallet into our official Trezor Wallet. This tab allows you to buy cryptocurrencies by using your debit or credit card, and users based in Europe are able to use SEPA wire transfer as well. With 10 available exchanges to use you will be able to find the best market price available. In addition to these updates, our teams implemented new security improvements to make sure that your coins are protected at all times. If you would like to learn something new and read more about the technical details of these two updates, please read our security blog post. And if you’re a tech-savvy power user we would love for you to read our Dev Corner article about the latest firmware updates.
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Sheet 2 Site es un interesantísimo proyecto personal del desarollador Andrey Azimov, alguien a quien ya conocemos por haber creado un sitio que nos gusta bastante: Dark Mode List, una web donde recopila instrucciones sobre cómo activar el modo oscuro en decenas de aplicaciones.

Esta vez con Sheet 2 Site ofrece una herramienta sumamente sencilla que permite generar un sitio web completo a partir de una hoja de cálculo de Google, y todo lo hace de forma automática. El usuario solo necesita rellenar una plantilla de la hoja ofrecida por el mismo desarrollador.

Fácil de usar, gratis y sin saber nada de código

Es gratis y no necesitas saber nada sobre código, ni sobre gestores de contenido. Solo editar la hoja de cálculo. Puedes crear un sitio con imágenes, texto y enlaces, y se actualiza instantáneamente al editar tu hoja de cálculo.

En la web tienes las instrucciones paso a paso de lo que tienes que hacer, es bastante simple: haces una copia de la plantilla en tu propia cuenta de Drive, copias la URL de la hoja de cálculo y la pegas en el cajón que indica Sheet 2 Site, publicas la hoja en la web, añades cosas básicas como un título o imagen de fondo, y presionas el botón para generar la página.

Publish

Luego puedes editar a fondo la hoja de cálculo para ir añadiendo más detalles. Todo esto es gratis, puedes publicar cuantas webs quieras, y puedes ver ejemplos de como quedan gracias a varios demos que ofrecen. Nosotros comenzamos a jugar con el sitio y generamos una web de pruebas que puedes ver en este enlace.

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          Explaining Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways      Cache   Translate Page      
A general misconception with digital currency, which also creates confusion amongst the population, is that cryptocurrencies transactions are not easy, and are usually difficult to process and much more difficult to understand. The misunderstanding of such notions can be cleared by the awareness of Cryptocurrency exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, and Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways. Payment Gateways- Business Model Before you get into the mode of understanding- multi-Cryptocurrency payment gateways you should be aware of what are Payment Gateways? They are on-line pages which capture the data of payment instrument between a merchant and consumer. They are usually the checkout pages, for such transactions, and capture the data in encrypted form and pass it to the payment processor. The processor, in turn, verifies or authenticates it and does the settlement of funds. You may come across various Payment Gateways like- APIs Like- Coinbase, which can be embedded in the client s website.
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Blockchains have been around for about 10 years, in the form that we know today – namely cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum or Steem. Although they’re part of our lives for a relatively short amount of time, as they are growing…

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Some Italian-language Facebook users have noticed a new option in the app that invites them to "Paga con Facebook" ("Pay with Facebook") alongside a Bitcoin-esque icon. At the same time, fresh rumors have emerged about the company's plans to enter the cryptocurrency space with Facebook Coin, so it would seem that we're not far away from an official announcement on the subject.

As reported by Italian tech site Mobile World, the new payment option has appeared for both Android and iOS users in the country, but isn't yet available for me in the UK, nor have we heard of any US sightings.

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          JPMorgan Chase Taps Blockchain Technology to Create Cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page      
JPMorgan Chase & Co. expects its newly created cryptocurrency to speed payment processes between institutions and, potentially, auto dealerships. The currency, called JPM Coin, is a 1:1 fiat currency and will be issued over the bank’s proprietary blockchain technology. “It’s still early, but [blockchain and JPM Coin] could be great for our dealers and common […]
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Cryptocurrency firm agrees to stop using Alibaba nameA cryptocurrency firm said it will stop using trademarks including the term "Alibaba" as part a settlement of a lawsuit brought by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce retailer. ABBC Foundation announced the settlement on Monday, in a statement confirmed by its U.S.-based lawyer. The firm, which has offices in Dubai and Belarus and was also known as Alibabacoin Foundation, said it regretted any public confusion arising from its "former use of Alibabacoin." Its cryptocurrency is now called ABBC Coin.



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Ethereum‘s most recent fork was (eventually) successful, but it came with unintended consequence: the greater cryptocurrency community learned of its special “big, scary nodes,” and immediately freaked out. Blockchain infrastructure provider BlockCypher recently posted its version of events leading up to (and directly following) last month’s Constantinople upgrade It details its quest to reboot a special, dedicated machine (archive node) used to record all the “states” (settings) Ethereum has taken in its history. At a high level, archive nodes store Ethereum snapshots. Not just a record of all the transactions processed, but a complete map of the entire blockchain each time a block is…

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Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt how cryptography is done. In this work, we propose to view blockchains as an "enabler", much like indistinguishability obfuscation (Barak et al., CRYPTO 2001, Garg et al., FOCS 2013, and Sahai and Waters, STOC 2014) or one-way functions, for building a variety of cryptographic systems. Our contributions in this work are as follows: 1. A Framework for Proof-of-Stake based Blockchains: We provide an abstract framework for formally analyzing and defining useful security properties for Proof-of-Stake (POS) based blockchain protocols. Interestingly, for some of our applications, POS based protocols are more suitable. We believe our framework and assumptions would be useful in building applications on top of POS based blockchain protocols even in the future. 2. Blockchains as an Alternative to Trusted Setup Assumptions in Cryptography: A trusted setup, such as a common reference string (CRS) has been used to realize numerous systems in cryptography. The paragon example of a primitive requiring trusted setup is a non-interactive zero-knowledge (NIZK) system. We show that already existing blockchains systems including Bitcoin, Ethereum etc. can be used as a foundation (instead of a CRS) to realize NIZK systems. The novel aspect of our work is that it allows for utilizing an already existing (and widely trusted) setup rather than proposing a new one. Our construction does not require any additional functionality from the miners over the already existing ones, nor do we need to modify the underlying blockchain protocol. If an adversary can violate the security of our NIZK, it could potentially also take over billions of dollars worth of coins in the Bitcoin, Ethereum or any such cryptocurrency! We believe that such a "trusted setup" represents significant progress over using CRS published by a central trusted party. Indeed, NIZKs could further serve as a foundation for a variety of other cryptographic applications such as round efficient secure computation (Katz and Ostrovsky, CRYPTO 2004 and Horvitz and Katz, CRYPTO 2007). 3. One-time programs and pay-per use programs: Goldwasser et al. (CRYPTO 2008) introduced the notion of one time program and presented a construction using tamper-proof hardware. As noted by Goldwasser et al., clearly a one-time program cannot be solely software based, as software can always be copied and run again. While there have been a number of follow up works (Goyal et al., TCC 2010, Bellare et al., ASIACRYPT 2012, and Applebaum et al., SIAM Journal on Computing 2015), there are indeed no known constructions of one-time programs which do not rely on self destructing tamper-proof hardware (even if one uses trusted setup or random oracles). Somewhat surprisingly, we show that it is possible to base one-time programs on POS based blockchain systems without relying on trusted hardware. Our ideas do not seem to translate over to Proof-of-Work (POW) based blockchains. We also introduce the notion of pay-per-use programs which is simply a contract between two parties --- service provider and customer. A service provider supplies a program such that if the customer transfers a specific amount of coins to the provider, it can evaluate the program on any input of its choice once, even if the provider is offline. This is naturally useful in a subscription based model where your payment is based on your usage.
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Intro

We already saw how to spawn new processes to run our code concurrently, doing multiple HTTP requests at the same time, getting cryptocurrency prices.

Without messages and coordination between processes, the only way to see the results was to let each process printing each price once finished.

iex> ["BTC-USD", "ETH-USD", "LTC-USD", "BCH-USD"] \
|> Enum.map(fn product_id->  
    spawn(fn -> Coinbase.print_price(product_id) end)
end)

BTC-USD: 3704.51000000
ETH-USD: 125.15000000
LTC-USD: 45.64000000
BCH-USD: 122.83000000

In the iex console, for each product we spawn a process in which we run the Coinbase.print_price/1 function. When a process receives the result, it prints the price and then exits.
This example was made to focus just on the spawn function and processes creation, but it also shows a lack of coordination between the processes.

Shared Memory vs. Message Passing

Most of the languages (like Java, Ruby, Python, etc.) use a shared-memory concurrency model, where threads can write to, and read from, a shared block of memory.

Threads and Shared Memory#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Since many threads can concurrently alter the same block of memory, to avoid race conditions we use locks to coordinate threads and being sure that only one thread at a time is writing to the memory. I briefly talked about how Python and Ruby use the GIL (Global Interpreter Lock) to protect the shared memory. The GIL lets only one thread at a time to write to the shared memory, making really hard to achieve parallelism.

Shared memory – Threads locking#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Erlang and Elixir go in another direction implementing a concurrency model (Actor Model) where processes** are isolated and do not share any memory. The memory in a process can't be altered directly by any other process.

Great, but if they don't share memory, how can we control and coordinate them? With messages.

Each process has a mailbox and can receive messages from other processes. Using messages, for example, a process can ask to another one to make a computation and get the result back.

Erlang and Elixir processes – Message Passing#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sending the first message

Let's start with a simple example: we send a message to a fresh new process. Once received, the message is then printed to the terminal.

When a message is sent to the process, it's first stored into the process' mailbox. Then, we use receive to find the first message in the mailbox that matches one of the given patterns.

iex> pid = spawn fn ->
  receive do
    msg -> IO.inspect(msg)
  end
end
#PID<0.109.0>
  • spawn creates a process returning its pid, #PID<0.109.0> in the case above.
  • The anonymous function we pass runs inside this new process.
  • At the beginning of the function, we call receive to wait for a message.
iex> send pid, "Hello World"
"Hello World"
  • With send/2, we asynchronously (it returns immediately) send the message "Hello World" to the process identified by #PID<0.109.0>.
  • receive (which was waiting for a message) matches the received string with the catchall pattern, and prints it.

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Process, please compute this for me

Let's now try to ask to our process to compute the sum of a list of integers.
With send/2 with are not restricted to string messages, we can actually send any Elixir's data type.

iex> pid = spawn fn ->
  receive do
    {:sum, numbers} when is_list(numbers)-> 
      Enum.sum(numbers) 
      |> IO.inspect(label: "sum result")
  end
end

#PID<0.110.0>

This time receive looks just for a specific type of message: a tuple where the first element is the atom :sum and the second element is a list.

iex> send pid, {:sum, [1,2,3,4,5]}
sum result: 15

In this way, thanks to message passing and pattern matching, we can easily pass the list of numbers as part of the message and control which action the process is going to make.

Sending a message with a list of number to sum#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Receive and process multiple messages

In the examples above, once the message is received and processed, the function ends making the process exit.

Using the PID, we can check if the process is still alive

iex> Process.alive? pid
false

To be able to receive and serve many messages, we need to keep our process alive. To do so, we need to loop using recursion.

Let's consider another example, where this time we have different operations, :+ (sum) and :- (difference) of two numbers.

defmodule Example do
    def next_message do
        receive do
            {:+, {a,b}}->
                IO.puts("#{a} + #{b} = #{a+b}")
            {:-, {a,b}}->
                IO.puts("#{a} - #{b} = #{a+b}")
        end
        next_message()
    end
end

For simplicity, we define the function within a module. Recursion in this way is simpler, compared to an anonymous function, since we don't have to bring the function as an argument.

Once we have processed the message and reached the end of the function, we make a recursion calling next_message(), rerunning the function.

It's important to see how a process can compute one message at a time. If we want to process different messages concurrently, we need to send them to different processes.

We can use spawn/3, passing the module, function name and arguments, avoiding to use any anonymous functions.

iex> pid = spawn Example, :next_message, []
#PID<0.119.0>

iex> send pid, {:+, {10, 5} }
10 + 5 = 15
iex> send pid, {:-, {10, 5} }
10 - 5 = 15

We see how this time our function loops, making the process to go through multiple messages.

To make the process exit, we can use Process.exit/2 to send it an exit signal.

iex> Process.alive?(pid)
true
iex> Process.exit(pid, :halt)
true
iex> Process.alive?(pid)
false

Sending the result back

Most of the time, printing the result is not enough. We want to get the result back or a confirmation that something has happened in another process.

We saw that we can send a message with any Elixir data type. It turns out that we can also send a PID. So, along with a message, we can send the PID of the process where we want to receive the result back.

Sending a message with PID and receive the result back#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

self() returns the PID of the process where it's called. If we call it on iex, it shows the current console process ID.

iex> self()
#PID<0.103.0>

Let's add the PID element to the patterns in the receive block of the previous example.

def next_message do
    receive do
        {:+, {a,b}, from_pid}->
            send from_pid, a + b
        {:-, {a,b}, from_pid}->
            send from_pid, a - b
    end
    next_message()
end

Instead of printing the result, we send it back to from_pid.

iex> pid = spawn Example, :next_message, []
#PID<0.120.0>

iex> send pid, {:+, {10, 5}, self() }
{:+, {10, 5}, #PID<0.103.0>}
  • We spawned the process which waits for a message with the operation we want to do.
  • We send a message embedding this time the iex PID as third element of the tuple
  • The next_message function receives the message, and uses the from_pid to send the result back.

The :erlang.process_info/2 is a useful (and debug only!) function, which we can use to inspect the mailbox of a process.

iex> :erlang.process_info self(), :messages
{:messages, [15]}

Great, we received the result as a message. We just need now to use a proper way to bind a variable to the result. We use the receive block.

iex> sum_result = receive do
...>   res -> res
...> end
15
iex> sum_result
15

To keep it simple, we just sent back the result without any other information. In general this is not a great practice, since in a process' mailbox we find messages coming from multiple processes.

It's better to change the next_message function to also embed the sender's PID along with the result.

def next_message do
    receive do
        {:+, {a,b}, from_pid}->
      send from_pid, {self(), a + b}
    ...
  end
end

iex> send pid, {:+, {10, 5}, self() }
{:+, {10, 5}, #PID<0.103.0>}

Sending the result back with sender PID#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

This time, in the message we've received back, the result is with the sender's PID.

iex> :erlang.process_info self(), :messages
{:messages, [{#PID<0.120.0>, 15}]}

This is useful because we can now use the ^ pin operator to get just the message coming from pid.

iex> receive do
...> {^pid, result} -> result
...> end
15

Wrap up and useful resources

Using directly spawn and send is a great way to understand how concurrency and message passing work.

Most of the time though, it's better to use modules like Task or GenServer, which are built on the top of spawn and send. They give us an easier way to deal with processes and messages, without having to reinvent the wheel.

To see how powerful and easy Task can be, the documentation is obviously a great start. Elixir has one of the best documentation I ever seen, super clear with a lot of examples.

Percy Grunwald also wrote a great article showing how clean concurrent code can be in Elixir, using the Task module

If you are interested to know more about the Actor Model here's other two great resources:

Hewitt, Meijer and Szyperski: The Actor Model
One of the best videos you could see about the actor model, explained by its creator.

The actor model in 10 minutes
If you don't have the time to watch a 40mins video, in this article Brian Storti explains clearly what the actor model is.

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          SXSW 2019: Dogtown Media CTO & Co-Founder Puts Blockchain Security to the Test With Live Cryptocurrency Hacking Demo      Cache   Translate Page      

At SXSW 2019, Rob Pope, CTO & Co-Founder of mobile technology studio Dogtown Media, will examine if blockchain is really as secure as we think. With a live hacking demonstration, he will show how hackers can break into encrypted systems to steal cryptocurrency. He’ll also cover processes and measures to properly protect your crypto wallet and holdings.

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Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,

For a few years now, since at least 2014, the phrase “global economic reset” has been circulating in the financial world. This phrase is used primarily by globalist institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to describe an event in which the current system as we know it will either die out or evolve into a new system where “multilateralism” will become the norm. The reset is often described in an ambiguous way. IMF banking elites will usually mention the end results of the shift, but they say little about the process to get there.

What we do know is that the intent of the globalists is to use this reset to create a more centralized monetary system and micro-managed global economy. At the core of this new structure would be the IMF along with perhaps the BIS and World Bank.  It is a plan that has been supported openly by both western and eastern governments, including Russia and China.

As noted, the details are few and far between, but the IMF describes the use of open borders and human migrations during the reset as a means to transfer capital from various parts of the world. It is a novel if not utterly insane way to transfer wealth that only makes sense if you understand that the globalist goal is to deliberately conjure a geopolitical catastrophe.

The IMF also asserts that blockchain technology will make capital transfer easier and more efficient in this future environment, which explains the enthusiastic globalist support for developments in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies despite the notion in cryptocurrency circles that blockchain would somehow make the bankers “obsolete”.

The IMF also acknowledges that in the meantime a slowdown in capital flows has occurred, and that this slowdown is ongoing since the crash of 2008. What they do not explicitly admit is that the crash of 2008 never ended, and that the decline we are witnessing today is merely an extension of the recession/depression that started ten years ago.

Certain facts have become obvious to anyone with any sense over the past year. First, as the Federal Reserve began tightening stimulus policies by raising interest rates and cutting assets from their balance sheet, the global economy began to return to steep declines not seen since the credit crisis. I predicted this outcome in my article 'Party While You Can – Central Bank Ready To Pop The Everything Bubble', published in January of 2018. The plunge has started in almost every sector of the economy, from housing, to autos to credit markets to retail. Now, even jobs, numbers which are highly manipulated to the upside, are beginning to falter.

The assertion in the mainstream media is that this recessionary downturn is new. This is not the case. What began in 2008 was an epic implosion of multiple national economies, and what we are seeing in 2019 is the final culmination of that process - The end game.

It is not a coincidence that the downturn started right after the Fed began tightening stimulus measures in 2017. With only a minor increase in interest rates and moderate cuts to their balance sheet, all the conditions the economy suffered in 2008 are suddenly returning. What this tells us is that the US economy and parts of the global economy cannot survive without constant and ever expanding central bank stimulus.

The moment the stimulus goes away, the crash returns.

Does this mean that central banks will try to keep QE going forever? No, it does not. So far, the Fed has not capitulated at all from the path of tightening. In fact, the Fed nearly doubled its normal balance sheet cuts from January 30th to the end of February, dumping over $65 billion in a 30 day period. The Fed also has not changed its dot plot projections for two more interest rate hikes this year. This means all the talk the past two months of the Fed going “dovish” was nonsense. Setting aside their rhetoric and looking at their actions, the Fed has been as hawkish as ever.

The only people who might find this to be news are most stock market daytraders, who ignore all other failing indicators and seem content to base their economic projections on equities alone. Set aside the fact that stocks plunged in December into near bear market territory. The bounce in January and February has convinced them that the Fed is stepping in and will not allow the economy to tank.  But the "plunge protection team" is about to pull the rug out from under their feet after training them like Pavlovian dogs to salivate at the sound of the word "accommodation".

Their mindset is based on a host of incorrect assumptions.

To be clear, while the Fed paid lip service to “accommodation” in their public statements, it was not the central bank that stepped in monetarily to stall falling stocks. That was actually the Chinese central bank, pumping billions in stimulus into global markets at just the right moment.

Chinese stimulus coupled with pension fund buying at the start of this year saved stocks from losses beyond 20%, but markets have met resistance on the way up. Without renewed stimulus measures from the Fed, equities have topped out multiple times and refuse to move towards their previous highs. This suggests that the two month bounce is over, and that stocks will now fall back down to December lows and beyond. If the projections I made in January are correct, then the Dow will fall into the 17,000 - 18,000 point range from the end of March through April.

The facade is slowly but surely melting away, not just in economics, but everywhere. I predicted both the success of the Brexit vote as well as Trump's win in 2016 based on the theory that the globalists would allow or even help populists to gain a political foothold, only to crash the economic system on their heads and then blame them for the disaster. So far my theory is proving correct.

Trump's trade war continues unabated despite claims by many that it would be over quickly. Currently, there are no plans for a March summit between Trump and Xi, and the possibility of a summit anytime soon has come into question as Trump's negotiations with North Korea fell to shambles last month. The negotiations are a farce and are not meant to succeed. I continue to hold to my position that the trade war is a planned distraction and that Trump is playing a role in a globalist scripted drama.

The facade of Donald Trump as a “populist candidate” is quickly ending. His cabinet is loaded with think-tank ghouls and banking elites, so this should come as little surprise. But there are still some analysts out there that naively believe that Trump is playing “4D chess” and that he is not the pied piper he now appears to be. What I see is a president that claimed during his campaign that he would “drain the swamp” of elites, then stacked his cabinet with some of the worst elites in Washington D.C. What I see is a president who argued against Fed stimulus measures and the fake stock market during his campaign, and who now has attached himself to the stock market so completely that any crash will now be blamed on him no matter the facts. What I see is a willing scapegoat; a president that is going to fail on purpose.

In terms of the Brexit, I still predict that there will be a “no deal” event, and that this is by design. The Brexit deal with the EU is slated to be decided in the next few weeks. A “no deal” outcome would be a perfect excuse for a major financial crisis in Europe, which is why I think it will happen. While sovereignty movements in the US will get the blame for the crash through Trump, sovereignty movements in the UK will get the blame for a crash in Europe through Brexit.

It is important to remind the public that this narrative is entirely false.

The economy has been in a state of animated death since 2008. Central bank stimulus acted as a kind of fiscal formaldehyde, keeping the visible signs of the crash at bay for 10 years but also creating a bubble even larger and more destructive than the one before. The “Everything Bubble” has now been primed to explode with maximum damage in mind.

The Fed started the tightening process for a reason; the establishment is ready to start the “global economic reset”, and they have their populist scapegoats in place. The crash in fundamentals returned in mid-2018, and I believe that crash will finally be acknowledged publicly by the media in mid-2019.

The point of it all is described in the very IMF interviews and documents I linked to above – Total centralization of the global economic framework, managed by the IMF. They describe it as “multilateralism” or a “multipolar world order”; this is meant to fool us into believing that the reset is about “decentralization”. It isn't. They intend to move us from one unipolar economic structure to another unipolar economic structure that is even more centralized. That is all.

The crash itself is simply a means to an end. It is a tool to gain fiscal and psychological leverage against the public. The everything bubble was created for a reason. The Fed has tightened into economic weakness over the past year for a reason. The timing of Trump's trade war and summit failures have happened for a reason. The timing of the Brexit chaos is happening now for a reason. The globalists are pulling the plug on economic life support today; the crash is engineered, and sovereignty movements are supposed to take the blame.

The best option at this time is to continuously force the issue of central bank culpability.  Liberty activists have to keep the focus on them and their criminal participation in economic sabotage, and we cannot assume that any government or political leader will be friendly to our cause.  The globalists have started the crisis, and we must finish it by making sure they are held accountable.

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          ​ShowFx World Financial Conference in Prague will take place on February 16 Learn all you wanted to know about trading.      Cache   Translate Page      

All Prague traders and those interested to learn more about trading and investment are welcome to Corinthia Hotel Prague on 16 of February to participate in ShowFx World Financial Conference.

WHY ATTEND

The event will include 7 hours of seminars and workshops from top traders and market experts from UK, Serbia, Slovakia and Czech Republic – all in one day and one place.

learn all you wanted to know about trading: the program meets all levels of experience and covers the most relevant topics, including 2019 forecasts for currencies, stocks and cryptomarket, Price

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take part in prize draws from organizers and participating companies. discover what really works on the markets in open discussions with our speakers; enjoy friendly atmosphere among like-minded people - tasty coffee-break is included; get free trading education course from the general partner of the event – Instaforex;

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Among speakers are Bryan Noble (head of Tradernoble, UK), Ondrej Hartman (head of FxStreet.cz), Dominik Stroukal (Economist, author and cryptocurrencies expert), Petar Jacimovic (analyst of Instaforex) and others.

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          ​Changes in trading hours for Christmas and New Year holidays Please pay attention to the changes in trading hours during      Cache   Translate Page      

Dear traders!

Please pay attention to the changes in trading hours during Christmas and New Year holidays.

December 24 – all markets work on a regular schedule but close earlier than usual at 8:00 p.m.

December 25 – markets are closed

December 26 - all markets work on a regular schedule, opening at 00.00. Trading on Futures Agro opens at 4.30 p.m.

December 31 - all markets work on a regular schedule but close earlier than usual at 8:00 p.m.

January 1 – markets are closed

January 2 – markets open later than usual at 6.00 a.m. Trading on Futures Argo opens at 4.30 p.m.

*Trading cryptocurrencies is available on a regular basis during the holidays

**Opening new deals on ForexCrosses 4 and 5 can be limited from December 24 till January 3.


          InstaForex wins two prestigious awards at once InstaForex was recognized as the best forex platform for trading cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page      

InstaForex was recognized as the best forex platform for trading cryptocurrency according to the UK Forex Awards, and the best ECN broker in Asia according to the International Business Magazine.

The competent jury carefully studied the activities of each company. And we are especially proud that experts have appreciated our platform for trading cryptocurrencies, the number of cryptocurrencies available, trading conditions, and popularity among traders. We are pleased to receive these awards and are grateful to our partners and customers for choosing our company.

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          Coinbase Upgrades: Wallet App and OTC Desk Get Improvements      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Valued At $1 Billion, Canaan Creative Is Encroaching on Bitmain’s Dominance      Cache   Translate Page      

ASIC chip manufacturer Canaan Creative is closing the gap between itself and industry leader Bitmain after a massive infusion of capital. In its latest funding round, the Chinese mining company has raised several hundred millions of dollars, Chinese publication Securities Times reports. Dubbing Canaan Creative as the second-largest mining firm in the world, the publication […]

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          IRI for Windows      Cache   Translate Page      
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On Mar 13, 2019 It was always quite a pain to get IRI running in Windows. This is a shame, since lots of people are using Windows. With this simple guide it should be easy for everyone to run an IOTA IRI node. IRI and snappy compression If you try to download the current IRI […]

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          Revain Price Loses 20% as Recent Gains are Wiped out      Cache   Translate Page      

It is somewhat difficult to find real bullish market momentum in the cryptocurrency industry right now. Some projects are even falling off a proverbial cliff after this rough day. The Revain price shows things are not always looking up for this coin. The most recent setback embodies a near 20% loss across the board. Not […]

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          U.S Based Crypto Startup— Bcause LLC to Use Nasdaq’s Financial Framework Platform      Cache   Translate Page      

According to a recent announcement from Nasdaq, a U.S based crypto startup— Bcause LLC will be using its trading, clearing and market surveillance technology. Bcause and Nasdaq The announcement revealed that Bcause will be using the technology for its spot cryptocurrency market, which is planned to launch on the Nasdaq’s Financial Framework platform within the […]

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          Blocktream’s Satellite Messaging API Is Now Available on Mainnet      Cache   Translate Page      

Blockstream has launched its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) on mainnet. Essentially, this means users can now broadcast data via the company’s satellite network and pay with Lightning payments. No Internet? No Problem Blockstream was established with the aim of replacing the Bitcoin network’s dependence on land-based internet connections with actual satellites, thereby putting […]

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          Ripple To Monetize Gaming By Partnering With Forte      Cache   Translate Page      

Xpring, an investment and incubation initiative from Ripple, has announced a new partnership with the blockchain gaming startup Forte. The result is a brand new $100 million fund for game developers. With this money, Forte will fund developers who want to make use of blockchain technology—especially those that want to monetize their games. The Partnership […]

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          Justin Sun Planning $20M Cash Airdrop and Tesla Giveaway      Cache   Translate Page      

TRON founder Justin Sun announced that he is planning to do a $20 million free cash airdrop, in addition to a giveaway of one Tesla vehicle, to a random winner.  $20M Cash Airdrop from Justin Sun Justin Sun, the founder of TRON (TRX) — the world’s 10th largest cryptocurrency by means of market capitalization — […]

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          BitMEX Research Arm Discovers ‘Potential Bug’ While Syncing Ethereum Parity Full Node      Cache   Translate Page      

BitMEX’ research division has recently revealed in a recent blog post that its  Ethereum Parity full node contains a “potential bug.” According to the research arm, the said bug was discovered from data analysed from Nodestats.org— BitMEX Research’s new website developed for the sole purpose of collecting key metric on the Ethereum nodes. BitMEX Launches […]

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          TrackingID – A ProductID-based solution for supply chain tracking and ownership management      Cache   Translate Page      
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Introduction Tracking specific information regarding a product can be a very difficult task considering how big and complex supply chains have become. Most of today’s supply chain still operates with paper documents and archaic processes that slow down international trade and cause a negative impact on the economy. The legitimacy of the data is trusted […]

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          Bitcoin Price Analysis: Sideways Still, Is Bitcoin Diamond an Indicator of Future Action?      Cache   Translate Page      

From yesterday’s low at $131,145,945,344 the price evaluation of the cryptocurrency market cap has been increasing and it came up to $134,655,000,000 at its highest point today. Since then the evaluation has retraced as it encountered resistance and is currently sitting slightly lower than on its highest point today which could mean a minor retracement […]

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          Ripple’s Xpring and Forte Partner on a $100M Fund to Support Game Development      Cache   Translate Page      

Ripple, the company behind the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and Forte, a blockchain-based tech provider, have collectively formed a $100 million fund to support game developers. The move follows Samsung’s support for Enjin, a popular e-gaming platform.  Ripple’s Xpring and Forte Spending Big Time According to a press release published March 12, Ripple’s […]

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          Best Bitcoin Poker Sites to Look for in 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

If you enjoy playing poker and want to use Bitcoin to enhance your experience, then our article on Bitcoin Poker sites for 2019 is where you can find a ranking of the best poker rooms which accept bitcoin. Betcoin Poker Betcoin is a fiat currency sportsbook and casino which has started accepting Bitcoin, and it […]

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          El ecosistema Aerum, un hub orientado a mercados      Cache   Translate Page      

El ecosistema de Aerum ofrece un hub descentralizado El ecosistema Aerum, se presenta ante el sector crypto con una platforma para la disrupción del sector. En sí mismo, se asemeja a los cada vez más habituales Hubs. Un Hub es un espacio (virtual o físico) donde los emprendedores se unen creando sinergias. Su influencia es, […]

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          IOTA Area Codes — A proposal to geo-tag IOTA Transactions      Cache   Translate Page      
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IOTA Area Codes — A proposal to geo-tag IOTA transactions IOTA is a flexible protocol that can be utilized in various ways. The most common is value transfer via the native token. However, IOTA can be easily extended by building standards on top of the base protocol. Both Masked Authenticated Messaging & Flash Channels are a perfect […]

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          Stable Coins – What Are They and What Do They Mean?      Cache   Translate Page      

One of the main issues with the cryptocurrency world is that most of the coins you can buy and trade are not holding their value all the time. In fact, they tend to either go up or down in value super-fast, so you have to find a creative way to tackle this process. And stable […]

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          Anonymity on the Blockchain: How to Control Your Digital Footprint      Cache   Translate Page      

The blockchain is effectively a chain of blocks. There are multiple components to this decentralized public ledger, notably the storage of pertinent information, differentiating characteristics between blocks, and details of parties to the transaction. For the blockchain to work, transactions must take place. Then, the transaction must be verified and stored in a block. Each […]

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          Citowise Launches First Platform That Lets Users Acquire A Company With Bitcoin      Cache   Translate Page      

After much testing and hard work, Citowise is announcing the first stage of their new platform – corporate.citowise.com With this solution, everyone can acquire a ready-made company with a crypto-friendly bank account in 4 jurisdictions: England, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, and Northern Ireland. This package deal can be purchased with bitcoin, and within minutes users are […]

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          1xBit – The Crypto Sports Betting Platform      Cache   Translate Page      

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CryptoCrimson does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CryptoCrimson urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service […]

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          ‘Best We Have’: Experts Call for Measured Reaction to New SEC Ethereum Comments      Cache   Translate Page      

Cryptocurrency industry sources continue to debate the impact of fresh statements from US regulators over whether the Ethereum network’s ether (ETH) token is a security.  SEC Presents Concerted View On Ethereum After receiving a response to an enquiry from Jay Clayton, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), New York-based nonprofit Coin Center […]

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          Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange      Cache   Translate Page      
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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by […]

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          Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?      Cache   Translate Page      
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest […]

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          How Does it Work: Stablecoin Dai and Ethereum’s Maker DAO      Cache   Translate Page      
Bitcoin News

The volatility of cryptocurrencies has been one of the crypto trend’s largest problems, and it is still nowhere near being solved for the vast majority of them. However, as an attempt to combat this issue, researchers came up with a concept of stablecoins — cryptocurrencies that would be backed with real-world assets (fiat currencies, gold, […]

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          Next Google or Next MySpace? Exchange Takes Risk Out of Investing in New Cryptocurrencies      Cache   Translate Page      
An exchange has launched a new service designed to take the guesswork out of investing in cryptocurrencies. Lykke says that it is often difficult for crypto users to know where digital assets they ...


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