Several projects are turning to blockchain solutions to improve advertising. It’s no secret that Facebook and Google maintain an advertising duopoly – it was reported that the pair accounted for 58.9 percent of digital advertising spending in 2017. Even though concerns about how personal data is handled by the companies are bringing that number down, […]
Cryptojacking Up 629%, LINE Launches New Cryptocurrency Exchange, Polish Banks Unofficially Banning Crypto Cryptojacking Up 629% in Q1 2018, McAfee Labs Report Says Nearly 400,000 samples of coin miner malware were analyzed in Q4 2017, but that grew to 2.9 million in Q1 2018, says cyber security firm McAfee Labs in a new report. (The company is […]
Call it an explosion of cute names for a cause. Announced this week, CryptoKitties debuted a number of new initiatives that will further decentralize its popular ethereum app, which while largely passing under the radar, show the startup is making strides to give users rights. It’s been the subject of criticism for the beloved game, which […]
With the SEC takedown of John McAfee’s Twitter ICO endorsements, many are questioning whether or not ICO ratings are a scam.The answer to that question may be complicated. It has become universally recognized that ICO ratings are definitively biased. Typically, companies that are endorsed by celebrities, experts, and/or influencers, usually pay a fee for that […]
A recent survey published by the Ontario Securities Commission reveals lackluster results concerning public knowledge of “cryptoassets.” On Thursday, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published the results of a survey titled “Taking Caution: Financial Consumers and the Cryptoasset Sector,” which detail the commission’s findings regarding Ontario residents’ knowledge of cryptocurrencies (which the report refers to […]
Something is not right. Humans are notoriously bad at generating random numbers. We’re amazingly predictable. That’s why the distribution of trade volumes on Kraken’s USD/USDT pair looks awfully suspect. “I’ve looked through lots and lots of data, and I don’t think this is real,” said Rosa Abrantes-Metz, a professor at New York University’s Stern School […]
On Thursday, MyEtherWallet founder Kosala Hemachandra announced that he’s joining Blockchains LLC. Blockchains LLC has made a splash with its first major technical hire, adding MyEtherWallet founder Kosala Hemachandra as chief blockchains officer. Hemachandra shared the news on Twitter yesterday evening. ETHNews spoke with Hemachandra, who enthusiastically discussed his new role. “I was approached by […]
Greek courts have been considering US and Russian requests for the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, suspected MtGox hacker. Now France wants to try him for cryptocurrency-related fraud. The latest development in the accusations against infamous BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik sees France joining the US and Russia in requesting his extradition. French authorities allege that while […]
Cryptocurrency in Iceland, General Expansion, Ransomware and more! Cryptocurrency gains popularity in Iceland, Finance Minister Considers Impact on Economy Bjarni Benediktsson, Finance Minister of Iceland, considers potential devastation of the country’s economy, as cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum gain popularity. As reported by Wired, due to Iceland’s hydro and geothermal power and favorable temperatures for hosted equipment, […]
The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning will offer a course focused on blockchain technology starting next month. India’s National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has teamed up with IBM to provide a 12-week online course that will cover blockchain architecture and design as well as various use cases. The course will be available […]
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