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Vietnam Bans Bitcoin Payments, Global Markets Unfazed
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Vietnam Bans Bitcoin Payments, Global Markets Unfazed

Four days have passed since the State Bank of Vietnam had announced that cryptocurrencies are illegal means of payment in the country. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the official who shut down Bitcoin payments, has achieved his goal of building the new legal...
Bitcoin May Change it All: Brief History of Interest, Inflation
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Bitcoin May Change it All: Brief History of Interest, Inflation

Interest is a subject with a very chequered history that today works hand-in-hand with inflation to control the world’s major economies. The story of interest is as old as that of money, but recently digital currencies have begun to add a major wrinkle. Onc...
A Stark Warning Emerges About Bitfinex and ‘Wash Trading’
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A Stark Warning Emerges About Bitfinex and ‘Wash Trading’

Even though wash trading is illegal, Bitfinex continues to conduct it as a part of its operations, according to BitCrypto’ed, who has dedicated his time to exposing malpractice at Bitfinex. A two-part blog post outlines the suspected misconduct. The first part...
Ledger and Intel Combine Technologies, But Is It Safe?
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Ledger and Intel Combine Technologies, But Is It Safe?

The esoteric world of cryptocurrencies and the larger, mainstream world of desktop computing have begun to merge with the partnership of Paris-based hardware wallet manufacturer, Ledger, and American multinational computer processor manufacturer, Intel. By ...
Three Legal Pitfalls to Avoid in Blockchain Smart Contracts
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Three Legal Pitfalls to Avoid in Blockchain Smart Contracts

Increasing improvements to blockchain technology — which allows for the transfer of ownership without the use of a centralized third party (such as a bank) — has resulted in the mass availability of blockchain "smart contracts." A smart contract is a prewritte...
Funding the Blockchain Future of the Digital Media Industry
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Funding the Blockchain Future of the Digital Media Industry

BTC Media, the largest media group in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, announced the launch of BTC Labs, a venture studio focusing on launching and incubating blockchain applications for the digital media industry on September 25, 2017. BTC Labs, in...