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Bitcoin Price Breached $2,000, Pundits Coin-Flip What Comes Next

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Bitcoin Price Breached $2,000, Pundits Coin-Flip What Comes Next    Bitcoin price finally breached the much anticipated $2,000 line, sending excitement throughout the burgeoning global cryptocurrency community. As early as five a.m. GMT+2 on Saturday, CoinMarketCap listed the pacesetter of digital currency for $2014 with almost $34 mln Market Cap. The $2,000 lane has been expected for some time now but it intensified three days ago when Satoshi Nakamoto's brainchild stabilized at the $1,800 range. On Friday it made it to the $1,900s further increasing the $2,000 price obsession. As much as it is good news for the whole community, [...]

Dirty Politics Responsible for Confirmation Queues on Bitcoin Blockchain

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Dirty Politics Responsible for Confirmation Queues on Bitcoin Blockchain    As the number of unconfirmed Bitcoin transactions keeps increasing, a lot of users are left frustrated either by paying very high fees or experiencing protracted delays in their transactions. Most users are seeking ways to facilitate their already delayed transaction. Some patronize online services that claim to accelerate transaction confirmation, while others engage platforms that they believe would offer the opportunity to broadcast such transactions to the miner’s community. Reasons for confirmation delays In order to find a solution, the root cause of any given problem must be identified. With [...]

Can Applications Communicate Over Blockchains?

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Can Applications Communicate Over Blockchains?    The author Benedikt Herudek pushes the frontiers of decentralized systems in describing how Turing Machines can communicate over Blockchains. We will suggest introducing Turing Blockchain Machines, using Blockchains as a Turing Tape. Turing Machines are a simplified yet powerful Model for Computability and the every-day life programs we design and use. We introduce them as a ‘Gedankenexperiment’ on an abstraction of Blockchains as Turing Tapes with specific features to try to answer the question, if applications could communicate over the Blockchain. This endeavor is connected to the question, how far we can push Software [...]

IoT and Blockchain Technology Collide in the Payments Industry

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IoT and Blockchain Technology Collide in the Payments Industry    The Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain-based advancements in the payments industry were among the many themes explored at TRANSACT, a tech-centric, payments industry conference held on May 10–12 in Las Vegas. A panel discussion entitled “How IoT is Revolutionizing Payments” included a brief discussion regarding the emerging intersection between the Internet of Things and blockchain technology in this industry. On a similar trajectory as the blockchain, much attention has been given to the future of IoT, defined as an ecosystem of physical devices — from mobile phones to wearable [...]

Signs that you’re addicted to Social Media

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Signs that you're addicted to Social Media           A new survey reveals that Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people. A survey of 1,479 youngsters aged 14 to 24, found Instagram was positive in terms of self-expression and self-identity but the #StatusofMind survey found that the photo-sharing app can negatively impact people's body image, sleep and fear of missing out. Celebrity ‘selfies’: (clockwise from top left) Miley Cyrus, Conan O'Brien and Ricky Gervais, Helen Flanagan and Tom Hanks. In addition, many youngsters today say they feel “panic-stricken and physically sick” if they do…

The technology and economic determinants of cryptocurrency exchange rates: The case of Bitcoin

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The technology and economic determinants of cryptocurrency exchange rates: The case of Bitcoin    We theoretically discuss the technology and economic determinants of the Bitcoin exchange rate We use the ARDL model with bounds test to address co-integration of a mix of stationary and non-stationary time series We find Bitcoin exchange rate relates more with economic fundamentals and less with technology factors as Bitcoin evolves We find the impact of computational capacities on Bitcoin is decreasing as technology progresses Abstract Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, have ignited intense discussions. Despite receiving extensive public attention, theoretical understanding is limited regarding the value [...]

Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global ‘ransomware’ attack

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Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global 'ransomware' attack    A hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him   A computer virus that exploits the same vulnerability as the global "ransomware" attack has latched on to more than 200,000 computers and begun manufacturing digital currency, experts said Tuesday. The development adds to the dangers exposed by the WannaCry ransomware and provides another piece of evidence that a North Korea-linked hacking group may be behind the attacks. WannaCry, developed in part with hacking techniques that were either stolen or leaked from [...]

$1,700? Bitcoin’s Price is Up Even as its Tech Progress Stalls

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$1,700? Bitcoin's Price is Up Even as its Tech Progress Stalls    Referred to as the 'honey badger of money' (after a famous viral video), bitcoin enthusiasts may find this comparison particularly apt of late. Since the beginning of the year, the network's value has nearly doubled – even while the community continues to be mired in debate. Market observers so far have offered a wide range of reasons for this uptick, though not all of them are good, with increasing prices causing concerns that the industry as a whole is entering a speculative bubble. Supply and demand Still, not everyone believes the boost [...]

Zebpay, India’s domestic Bitcoin Exchange, reaches 500,000 downloads mark

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Zebpay, India's domestic Bitcoin Exchange, reaches 500,000 downloads mark    MUMBAI: Zebpay, India's largest Bitcoin exchange announced on Wednesday that it has achieved five lakh downloads. With over 500,000 downloads, Zebpay has become India's largest Bitcoin exchange and is adding more than 2500 users every day. This tremendous growth indicates the growing acceptance of Bitcoins as one of the most popular emerging asset class. The company said it launched operations in 2015 to simplify bitcoin trade along with providing a seamless experience to the Indian audience. Claiming that the country was atonhe cusp of a new financial revolution, the company's [...]

The Intersection of Social Media and the Blockchain

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The Intersection of Social Media and the Blockchain    Every major social media platform has offered users a way to communicate with others and earn social currency, such as followers, traffic to their content, likes and retweets. Now, a new breed of social media networks has emerged - one that uses blockchain technology to build platforms enabling users to control their data and escape the censorship imposed by the likes of Facebook and Twitter. In addition, these new social networks reward users with cryptocurrency. One such new social media platform is Steemit , which runs on top of a decentralized [...]