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ethereum has attracted considerable interest of the CFTC

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) wishes to learn more about one of the most popular cryptocurrencies – ethereum (ETH). Let's try to figure out what caused such an interest from the regulator's side. **ethereum is the second most discussed cryptocurrency right now.** ethereum proposes to provide a blockchain with an integral, fully fledged programming language that can be ...

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New hype or a real irreplaceable instrument. Contracts of digital age.

...ure of what a security breach in a smart contract looks like. There are several examples when smart contracts were broken. In 2016 when a hacker stole $50 million from the so-called DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization), which was based on the ethereum blockchain. And in November of 2017 around $150 million suddenly became inaccessible to users of the wallet service Parity, which is also bas...

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency litigation

...of shops that credit virtual currency as payment. ***Top Cryptocurrencies*** Websites such as CoinMarketCap track cryptocurrencies that are hitting the market and show their current value in dollars. Among the top cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin, ethereum, and Litecoin. * ***Bitcoin (BTC).*** It remains to be the most popular form of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin price is at $6,573.69 per coin. ...

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How blockchain will combat bias in news reporting

...etworks. Now, blockchain is enabling decentralized, community-run media outlets that don’t rely on chasing advertising dollars to sustain themselves. Two such projects are Civil, and DNN (Decentralized News Network) Media. Both are based on the ethereum blockchain and have the goal of creating news outlets that are driven by journalistic integrity rather than revenues. With no central cont...

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Polymath CEO Trevor Koverko on smart investing, secret societies, and security tokens

...d Blockchain Forum in London, and here’s what we found out. **He Makes Smart Investment Choices** Active in crypto since the early days and buying his first Bitcoin on eBay, Trevor is famous for investing in early ICOs, including MasterCoin, ethereum, ShapeShift, and EOS. Before that, he was in Silicon Valley and Wall Street. And before that, he was a hockey player, making the NYR Draft...

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Lolli: how legit is the customer loyalty program that rewards users in bitcoin

...o go! **Lolli – A Smart Initiative** Such an initiative may be a sign of the growing adoption of cryptocurrencies. If loyalty programs take off, it will almost certainly turn out to be quite the boon for established networks like Bitcoin and ethereum. Reward platforms and retailers will regularly need to buy Bitcoin as more users jump on board. This may turn out to be a tricky task conside...

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Cryptocurrency: what are your options?

...n of shops that credit virtual currency as payment. **Top Cryptocurrencies** Websites such as CoinMarketCap track cryptocurrencies that are hitting the market and show their current value in dollars. Among the top cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin, ethereum, and Litecoin. * -Bitcoin (BTC). It remains to be the most popular form of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin price is at $6,573.69 per coin. Bitc...

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Tierion: utilizing the bitcoin blockchain to verify documents

...ata points into the Bitcoin blockchain with efficiency. Developers decided that Bitcoin’s blockchain would be the best network to use because it’s the world’s largest and most secure blockchain. Developers looked into other options, such as ethereum, but in the end, they decided that security and decentralization were more critical than transaction speed. Tierion manages to get around the...

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What is coin selection and why does it matter?

... blockchain without downloading the full database. However, UTXO has some drawbacks. Most notably, it doesn’t work for smart contract platforms given that each output can only be owned by one person. As explained by Vitalik Buterin, this is why ethereum opted for a different model, often called the Account/Balance Model. Although this model offers some benefits over UTXO, scalability is not o...

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Attention! New guidelines for crypto holders were announced by the UK Tax Agency

... Deserving to note that the above-mentioned report explains that the method of token treatment depends rather on the token’s use case, than its definition. HMRC stated that the guideline takes into account the taxation of exchange tokens (like ethereum or Bitcoin) and does not particularly treat utility or security tokens. For utility and security tokens it provides basic principles. The ...

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Switzerland Crypto License

...ticular the canton of Zug, has become the world center of business in the field of cryptocurrency. The Canton of Zug is sometimes called the crypto capital of the world and many Bitcoin service startups are located there, including Xapo, Shapeshift, ethereum, Monetas, and Bitcoin Suisse. This situation is the result of several factors: first of all, this is due to the fact that, unlike most countr...

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