Emin Gn Sirer: "Lightning coins are fundamentally position-dependent. They carry more value depending on the liquidity in their region of the payment network graph. This makes them not fungible, and subject to fees for people who lack connectivity."
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Coinbase's newest team members helped authoritarian regimes worldwide to monitor journalists and dissidents
Last week Coinbase, America?s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, proudly announced that it was acquiring Neutrino, a startup focused on blockchain analysis?using public blockchain data to trace cryptocurrency transactions. In its announcement, Coinbase wrote that Neutrino?s technology will help make cryptocurrency ?safer and more accessible for people all over the world? by helping track thieves and terrorists. In turn, robust blockchain analytics will help crypto exchanges maintain stable fiat banking relationships and, generally, integrate with mainstream finance. No wonder, then, that Coinbase says it is ?excited to welcome [Neutrino] to the Coinbase family!? But observers on Twitter, including analyst Arjun Balaji, quickly noticed a major problem with Coinbase?s new family members: many of them are former leaders of Hacking Team, an Italian spyware vendor. Though ostensibly a creator of tools to monitor and fight crime and terrorism, Hacking Team also sold those tools to repressive regimes, possibly in violation of international controls on such tools. Those regimes, in turn, used the tools to monitor and endanger journalists, activists, and political dissidents. This share was first found by us on February 27, 2019 7:22 AM. Have a look at breakermag.com for more.
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General Motors Teams Up With Blockchain Startup To Combat Identity Fraud
The financing arm of General Motors, General Motors Financial, announced on Monday that it will be teaming up with Spring Labs, a blockchain startup to search for a solution to identity verification. Spring Labs, which boasts the likes of former Trump economic advisor Gary Cohn on their board of advisors, stated that GM is exploring an acquisition of a stake as well as other use cases. Notably, a GM Financial spokesperson declined to comment on the possibility of the of GM or the subsidiary becoming a shareholder of Spring Labs. ?We are actively exploring the development of auto finance and GM specific use cases, in addition to the identity verification products being developed.? This item was first seen by us on February 13, 2019 12:58 PM. Visit coinbeat.com for more similar content.
QuadrigaCX Accidentally Sent Nearly $400,000 to Dead CEOs Bitcoin Wallet
On February 12, Ernst and Young (EY), the monitor of the QuadrigaCX case, released its first report with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. In it, EY stated that the exchange ?inadvertently? moved $370,800 in Bitcoin to a cold wallet controlled by CEO Gerald Cotten, who passed away. The report of the monitor read: ?On February 6, 2019, Quadriga inadvertently transferred 103 bitcoins valued at approximately CAD $468,675 to Quadriga cold wallets which the Company is currently unable to access.? ?The Monitor is working with Management to retrieve this cryptocurrency from the various cold wallets, if possible.? This entry was first seen by us on February 13, 2019 10:52 AM. You may want to visit rollpost.com for more similar content.
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Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaid Talked about Bitcoin in 2014, Called Petro a Scam
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in a massive protest against the authoritarian regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, the young Juan Guaidó who is the national assembly speaker proclaimed himself as the interim President of Venezuela in the streets of Caracas. The Trump administration officially recognized Juan Guaidó as the President of Venezuela, other countries like Canada, UK, EU, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, etc have also shown support to Guaidó. But countries like Russia, Iran, Cuba, and Mexico are still in favor of Maduro who made fun of 35-year-old Guaidó. Due to corruption and socialist policies of the Maduro regime, the Venezuelan economy is in the ruins. The country?s currency Bolivar has inflated 13 Million Percent as estimated by the IMF. To combat the problem Maduro launched a Cryptocurrency called Petro which is supposed to be backed by the country?s oil reserves. Launched in February last year the Petro is nowhere to be seen in Venezuela according to reports from Reuters. This piece was obtained by us on January 25, 2019 4:44 PM. Visit blockmanity.com for more similar content.
Interview Series Michael Stiegelmeyer, COO & President of Planet Digital Partners
Michael Stiegelmeyer is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations for Planet Digital Partners. Since 2013, Mr. Stiegelmeyer has served as CEO of The 1441 Group, LLC and ZAGS, LLC. The 1441 Group, LLC is a business development and sales company focused on development sales and marketing for toy, video games, CE, sporting goods, and other consumable products in the U.S. ZAGS, LLC is a distribution sales company focused on opportunistic general merchandise sales with key U.S. retail accounts throughout the U.S. AT: Can you tell us a little bit about Planet Digital Partners and the team behind it? This share was found by us on January 24, 2019 12:16 AM. Check out www.securities.io for complete listings from this source.
Coinbase Status - Incident History
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Blockchain Consortium R3 Launches Corda Network and Independent Governance Foundation
R3 has announced the launch of its Corda Network, which will be operated and governed by a newly-created not-for-profit organization. R3 has announced the launch of its Corda Network, which will be operated and governed by a newly created not-for-profit organization, the Corda Network Foundation Enterprise blockchain software firm R3 has announced the launch of its Corda Network, which will be operated and overseen by a newly created not-for-profit organization, the Corda Network Foundation. The announcement was made in an R3 press release published on Jan. 16. R3 has to date reportedly gathered over 300 partners from across multiple industries ? both the private and public sector ? to collaborate on developing Corda, its open-source blockchain platform, as well as its business-oriented offshoot Corda Enterprise. This item was retrieved by us on January 16, 2019 5:35 PM. Check out cointelegraph.com for more from this source.
US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard And Crypto Investor Running For President
Not only is Tulsi Gabbard a member of the US Congress who is known for pioneering work in many fields but she?s also the very first Hindi member of Congress as well as the first Samoan-American on the legislative board. Gabbard has also admitted that she is an avid cryptocurrency enthusiast and investor and has recently announced her campaign for the presidency. The US congresswoman is currently making ripples with her recent announcement to campaign for the spot in the oval office. ?I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement next week.? In the past, Gabbard has also been a vital member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) but opted to resign from the DNC in 2016 so that she could endorse Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders? run for president. Gabbard is known for her proposals of unorthodox methods when it comes to foreign policies. This share was obtained by us on January 16, 2019 4:20 PM. See coinbeat.com for more.
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The Chief Coin Officer of Tumblr has issued a new press release a mere eight hours after the announcement of Tumblcoin: Unlike other cryptocurrencies, Tumblcoin has no maximum limit. We used numerous and varied economic studies to develop this completely sound process, and we?re entirely confident this will help create the most stable cryptocurrency this world has ever seen. There is no way this can fail. It?s the unsinkable currency. As of press time, the CCO did not respond when asked for details on the ?numerous and varied? economic studies. Literally dozens of people panicked today as TBC crashed. ?I really thought Tumblcoin was the future of currency,? said Tumblcoin investor xxxcryptoboy421xxx. This publication was first found by us on January 16, 2019 4:03 PM. Visit blog.cfetherston.com for complete listings from this source.
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Log in using your social network account Log in directly with The Independent Try Independent Minds free for 14 days Captors demand ransom of around £8m for return of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen paid in cryptocurrency Hackers have once again managed to syphon millions of dollars from a cryptocurrency thanks to a fundamental weakness in its underlying technology. Market analysts point to previous price patterns to make predictions for next year But history suggests the end of the crash is near The year-on-year decline would only be the second time in the cryptocurrency's history that it has been worth less on its birthday than the previous year This entry was first seen by us on January 16, 2019 2:39 PM. Visit www.independent.co.uk for complete listings from this source.
Akon is creating his own cryptocurrency called Akoin - Independent.ie
By Martyn Landi, Press Association Technology Correspondent Musician Akon is hoping to create a ?real-life Wakanda? in his native Senegal, built around a new cryptocurrency named after himself. The Grammy-nominated singer has created Akoin, which will be used as part of an Akoin Ecosystem, where consumers will be able to buy, hold and spend the cryptocurrency from their smartphone through a suite of blockchain-powered apps. This will all take place inside what claims to be the world?s first completely cryptocurrency-based city ? conveniently named Akon Crypto City ? which is currently under development in the African country. This posting was first seen by us on January 16, 2019 2:30 PM. Check out www.independent.ie for complete listings from this source.
Here's how 50 Cent ACCIDENTALLY made $8 MILLION in cryptocurrency | City & Business | Finance | Express.co.uk
Bitcoin?s price has rocketed in recent months, reaching a high of $19,000 in December, and it has made 50 Cent an accidental millionaire. The rapper let fans buy his album Animal Ambition using bitcoin in 2014 when the cryptocurrency's price hovered around $662. The rapper made 700 bitcoin from the sales and left the account unused for four years. But he recently discovered that his bitcoin stash was now worth between $7 million and $8.5 million, TMZ reports. Not bad for a kid from South Side, I?m so proud of me The rapper confirmed the surprise discovery on social media, tweeting: ?Not bad for a kid from South Side, I?m so proud of me.? This data was discovered by us on January 16, 2019 1:41 PM. Have a look at www.express.co.uk for complete listings from this source.
50 Cent accidentally made millions in bitcoin on his last album | Dazed
Way back in 2014, before bitcoin was on the news every single day and it was still relatively unknown, one big name took a chance on it ? 50 Cent. When the rapper?s last album, Animal Ambition, was released in 2014, bitcoin was only valued at $662 per bitcoin. 50 Cent accepted payment for his album in the digital currency ? customers could get their own copy for just a fraction of a bitcoin, obviously. According to TMZ, Animal Ambition managed to pull in an impressive 700 bitcoin in sales, which is over $400k. The cryptocurrency sat around about in 50?s account for the years that have passed ? in 2018, bitcoin?s value is fluctuating between $10k and $12k. Maths is hard, but that means 50 Cent is sitting on somewhere between $7 million and $8.5 million. This entry was retrieved by us on January 16, 2019 1:41 PM. Check out www.dazeddigital.com to find more similar content.
50 Cent Forgot He Had Bitcoin and Ended Up 'Accidentally' Making 8 Million Dollars | 22 Words
If you were hesitant about all this Bitcoin business, let 50 Cent's success story convince you otherwise. The "Candy Shop" rapper hilariously and forgetfully made $8 million in Bitcoin without even dropping a verse. It was a great day for 50 Cent as he woke up and realized the ghost of Bitcoin?s past has come back not to haunt him, but to shower him with an unexpected and overwhelming amount of money. In 2014, he released his album Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win featuring collaborations with artists like Trey Songz and Yo Gotti. It didn?t necessarily top the charts; in fact, The Guardian critiqued it saying ?unchanged are his limitations as a rapper, both technically and in his choice of subjects.? This article was first seen by us on January 16, 2019 1:39 PM. Visit twentytwowords.com for complete listings from this source.
Bitcoin: How 50 Cent accidentally made $9.9m
FEW thought it was good to bet on bitcoin once. The rapper didn?t even remember he did, but now he?s reaping the rewards. Even though 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy it appears appraises have found over $10 million in checking and brokerage accounts and his businesses are worth over $44 million. 50 Cent didn?t even realise bitcoin has made him a multi-millionaire. Picture: Kevin WinterSource:Getty Images WHEN 50 Cent released Animal Ambition in 2014, he decided he?d take a leap of faith and accept bitcoin as a legitimate way to pay for his fifth studio album. Plenty of people scoffed at the rapper?s decision to embrace the volatile digital currency but less than four years later, the 42-year-old is laughing all the way to the bank. This article was first found by us on January 16, 2019 1:39 PM. You may want to visit www.news.com.au for more from this source.
50 Cent accidentally became a Bitcoin millionaire
If you're looking for 50 Cent you can probably find him in the club, celebrating his new Bitcoin fortune worth over $7 million. Yeah. Apparently years ago while you were all snoozing on the future cryptocurrency fad, rapper 50 Cent "took a chance" on Bitcoin and started accepting the digital coin as payment for his music. He essentially forgot all about it, until the recent Bitcoin boom reminded him, and has since realized the move seriously paid off. SEE ALSO: Stripe won't accept Bitcoin anymore The rapper's unexpected riches were first reported by TMZ on Tuesday, who noted 50 Cent first started accepting Bitcoin as payment after releasing his 2014 album, "Animal Ambition." This post was retrieved by us on January 16, 2019 1:38 PM. Visit mashable.com for more from this source.
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50 Cent?s gamble on Bitcoin has paid off handsomely after the rapper discovered his investment in the cryptocurrency is now worth millions. The American performer and businessman, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, admitted he had forgotten he even owned some of the volatile cryptocurrency. He let fans purchase his album Animal Ambition for just a fraction of a Bitcoin in 2014, when its price hovered around $662 (£460), with the rapper making 700 Bitcoin from sales. The Bitcoin has remained untouched in his bank account for the past four years, reports say, and is now worth millions. Bitcoin?s price exploded to a high of above $19,000 (£13,000) in December last year but has fallen to just above the $11,000 mark in the early weeks of 2018. This entry was discovered by us on January 16, 2019 1:37 PM. Check out www.telegraph.co.uk for more from this source.
Bitcoin: How 50 Cent Accidentally Became a Millionaire | Inverse
Curtis Jackson, better known by his rap alias 50 Cent, has built up one of the most impressive resumés of all time. He dominated the hip-hop scene in the early 2000s, started world-famous rap clique G-Unit, and now he?s a bitcoin millionaire. That?s right, even legendary emcees are hopping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, though 50 Cent?s crypto chronicles began completely unintentionally. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the rapper was one of the first major musicians to accept bitcoin payments for his 2014 album Animal Ambition. Sales for his fifth studio album were pretty underwhelming compared to his previous projects. But of the 205,000 copies sold, a portion were paid for in bitcoin, netting 50 Cent about 700 bitcoins. This data was retrieved by us on January 16, 2019 1:37 PM. Check out www.inverse.com for more similar content.
50 Cent Just Made Millions Off of Bitcoin Entirely by Accident | GQ
According to legend, the man born Curtis Jackson took the name 50 Cent as a metaphor for "change," because rappers, much like people who write about rappers, are big pun fans. (See what I did there?) Lately though, Jackson's stage name has been the source of a lot of irony as the rapper entered, and then exited, bankruptcy. But not only is he on the upswing?it turns out that he might have accidentally become the one thing everyone is trying to become these days: a Bitcoin millionaire. On Wednesday, TMZ reported that 50 Cent has come into a Bitcoin fortune, thanks to the then-strange decision to accept Bitcoin when selling his 2014 album, Animal Ambition?and people took him up on it. Animal Ambition earned 700 Bitcoin, which TMZ estimates to come out to seven million in 2018 U.S. dollars. Imagine that: A sales stunt that was, at the time, effectively meaningless has now, almost four years later, turned into a damn fortune. If this is real, 50 Cent fell ass-backwards into a digital gold mine. This item was first found by us on January 16, 2019 1:36 PM. Have a look at www.gq.com for additional posts.
50 Cent says he accidentally made millions in bitcoin - Business Insider Menu Icon
The rapper 50 Cent on Wednesday confirmed a TMZ report that he had made about $8 million by accepting bitcoin as payment for his 2014 album, "Animal Ambition." TMZ calculated that the 700 bitcoins 50 Cent received for the album in 2014 and sat untouched in his account for four years would be worth between $7 million and $8.5 million today. The rapper confirmed the report by posting a screenshot of the TMZ article on Instagram with the caption: "Not bad for a kid from South Side, I'm so proud of me." The Verge notes that he later commented on the post, which has since been deleted, "Ima keep it real, I forgot I did that shit lol." This publication was found by us on January 16, 2019 1:35 PM. Have a look at www.businessinsider.com for more from this source.
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In 2014, rapper 50 Cent let people buy his album Animal Ambition using bitcoin. He then let his account lie unused for years, and only just recently discovered that he?s now a bitcoin millionaire, as first reported by TMZ. At the time, a single bitcoin was worth only $662, and the rapper?s fans could pick up the album for a fraction of that. In total, he pulled in over $400,000. Since then, the value of bitcoin has soared: the price of the cryptocurrency rose as high as $17,000 earlier this month, only to drop under $10,000 in recent weeks. (At the time of writing, bitcoin is now worth a little more than $11,000.) After sitting untouched in his account for years, 50 Cent?s earnings are now worth $7 million to $8.5 million, based on the current fluctuating bitcoin valuation. This post was found by us on January 16, 2019 1:34 PM. You may want to visit www.theverge.com for more from this source.
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Cryptopia Hacked - Exchange Goes Offline after Incident - Cyber Kendra
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Venezuelan President Raises Petro s Value Again in Bid to Create New System
For the second time in a little over a month, Venezuela?s president Nicolas Maduro has hiked up the value of the national cryptocurrency, the petro, this time to 36,000 sovereign bolivars. The move has again been met with criticism. Also read: Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It President Nicolas Maduro introduced a ?new monetary system? on Jan. 14 which included another increase in the country?s cryptocurrency and a higher minimum wage in a bid to combat the ?criminal dollar.? As the country continues to struggle with the world?s highest inflation ? around 2 million percent ? the leader of the South American nation said the move would protect the national bolivar. This article was discovered by us on January 16, 2019 6:05 AM. See news.bitcoin.com to find more similar content.
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