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June 2017 / 25 posts found

Will Bitcoin ETF Ever Be Accepted by US Regulators?

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Will Bitcoin ETF Ever Be Accepted by US Regulators?      One of the biggest questions most Bitcoin enthusiasts would have about the cryptocurrency is whether or not Bitcoin exchange traded funds will be regulated by the US or other authorities abroad. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have already gained a lot of attraction from investors all over the world, many institutions such as government agencies, banks and other entities have yet to accept the digital currency. According to Ryan Radloff, head of investor relations at XBT Provider, it is really just a stalemate between banks and regulators, wherein banks will [...]

BitConduite: Visualizing and Analyzing Activity on the Bitcoin Network

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BitConduite: Visualizing and Analyzing Activity on the Bitcoin Network      BitConduite is a visual analytics tool built to explore the activity of Bitcoin users over long-term periods. Pseudonymous nature of transactions With its position as the first and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is attracting a plethora of different players among which are investors, governments, economists and researchers from all around the world. Transactions in Bitcoin are stored in an immutable distributed ledger that is accessible to anyone. However, this open data can be challenging to make sense of given its pseudonymous nature. Indeed, while transaction details such as the amount, the [...]

What Is Inbound Marketing?

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What Is Inbound Marketing? Inbound marketing is an approach focused on attracting customers through content and interactions that are relevant and helpful — not interruptive. With inbound marketing, potential customers find you through channels like blogs, search engines, and social media. Unlike outbound marketing, inbound marketing does not need to fight for potential customers attention. By creating content designed to address the problems and needs of your ideal customers, inbound marketing attracts qualified prospects and builds trust and credibility for your business. The Inbound Methodology The best way to turn strangers into customers and promoters of your business. The Proven [...]

DAO Casino wants to use cryptocurrency to disrupt online gambling

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DAO Casino wants to use cryptocurrency to disrupt online gambling Imagine an online gambling ecosystem that is decentralized, meaning that it cuts out the typical middleman between a game-maker or betting operator and the player or bettor. That’s the pitch of Russian company DAO.Casino, a decentralized platform for online gambling operators that runs on the Ethereum blockchain.                   In its white paper on the developer site Github, DAO.Casino says it can solve common headaches of online gambling that afflict both game developers and game players, such as: fraud risk; hidden fees; high cost of entry for game developers; operational overhead; [...]

Why Buy This Expensive Bitcoin ETF Instead of Actual Bitcoin?

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Why Buy This Expensive Bitcoin ETF Instead of Actual Bitcoin?        If you're interested in getting invested in the digital currency world, now seems to be as good a time as ever. Bitcoin has seen repeated record-setting price levels, and a host of other digital currencies are becoming increasingly popular around the globe. And yet, there are some reasons why even seasoned investors may be reluctant to get involved in direct investments relating to cryptocurrencies. Fortunately for those people, there is an exchange-traded fund focusing on Bitcoin in particular that can simplify the process. It is called the Bitcoin [...]

New Bitcoin-Inspired Project From Gavin Andresen, Former Bitcoin Lead Developer

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New Bitcoin-Inspired Project From Gavin Andresen, Former Bitcoin Lead Developer      Charles Dearing is a veteran tech journalist with over 15 years of experience using words to move people to act. He has written for various publications such as ProBlogger, Big Think, Apps World, to name a few. You may connect with him on Twitter. Gavin Andresen, known as the former lead developer of Bitcoin, has recently broken his long silence on his Twitter account with the following tweet mentioning a recent project that is known as the Random Sanity Project. Security breaches While the Random Sanity Project’s (RSP) main [...]

Qatar Blockchain Experiments Can Help Rescue Country From Sudden Isolation

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Qatar Blockchain Experiments Can Help Rescue Country From Sudden Isolation      Blockchain could come to Qatar’s rescue after four Middle Eastern countries cut ties with the country over its alleged support of terrorism. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced they had severed diplomatic and transport ties on Monday while neighboring Pakistan said it currently had “no intention” of following them. The Financial Times quotes a Saudi news agency stating the government enacted the policy for the “protection of national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism.” Qatari sources reacted saying the collective move “was founded [...]

The World’s Largest CSDs Are Forming a New Blockchain Consortium

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The World's Largest CSDs Are Forming a New Blockchain Consortium        Some of the world's biggest central securities depositories (CSDs) are uniting to build their own blockchain consortium. Informally called the CSD Working Group on DLT, and comprised of institutions tasked with holding vast amounts of the world's financial instruments, the fledgling consortium is emerging from talks that have been ongoing since last year. While the formal membership of the group has yet to be revealed, CoinDesk has learned that early participants of the exploratory effort met last month in London and that the work is ongoing. Hosted by 'Big Four' consulting firm [...]

Why Your Sales Team Needs Inbound Marketing Strategy

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Why Your Sales Team Needs Inbound Marketing Strategy      Real time is a new mindset in marketing, and that is what inbound marketing is all about. Interruptive sales approaches include telemarketing calls, direct mail, email spam, print advertising, television and radio ads, interstitial and transitional online and pre-rolls ads. And you know what? Your customers are fed up with these outdated and traditional approaches. In the digital era, outbound sales practices such as the ones mentioned above are losing their effectiveness rapidly. Inbound marketing strategy is the new kid on the block! Rather than pushing your product/service to consumers, an [...]

OneGram Sharia Compliant, Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency Announces ICO

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OneGram Sharia Compliant, Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency Announces ICO OneGram, the first ever Sharia-compliant gold-backed cryptocurrency announces the launch of its ICO.      Dubai holds the distinction of being the financial capital of the Islamic world. Now, a firm based out of the Emirate has decided to redefine the digital “gold standard” with OneGram, while factoring in the 1.6 billion followers of the Islamic faith. The gold-backed cryptocurrency has announced its ICO at the recently concluded Consensus 2017. OneGram calls itself the world’s first Sharia-compliant cryptocurrency whose value is backed by actual gold reserves. Hailed as a Bitcoin alternative for the Islamic [...]