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The U.S. Congressional Research Service released a report detailing the potential uses for blockchain in the national energy sector. In a report titled Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Energy Sector, published August 9, the legislators detailed the current state of energy consumption related to cryptocurrency mining, both nationally and internationally. They also explored possible ways to
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China’s central bank is “close” to launching its own “cryptocurrency.” Will this historic moment pump bitcoin – or pummel it? | Source: REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration China’s long-fabled “cryptocurrency” launch is finally on the horizon. According to Bloomberg, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) payments department deputy director Mu Changchun confirmed at the China
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Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. The global economy faces its biggest crisis in 11 years. In theory, this should be bitcoin’s
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Image from Shutterstock. Forbes writer Kyle Torpey reported that Blockstream, a crucial company in Bitcoin Core development, has been hosting Bitcoin miners at two facilities for quite some time. Big Boy Mining Top clients include Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology (FCAT). Fidelity is a financial firm which increasingly throws itself into the blockchain industry. Blockstream
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter for institutional investors interested in crypto assets. Sign up here. Last week’s kerfuffle over the launch-that-wasn’t of LedgerX’s physically delivered futures
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A new patent application from IBM describes a blockchain-based web browser. Filed on August 6 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, IBM’s patent is for a web browser backed by a peer-to-peer network. The browser collects pre-specified information from web browsing sessions, according to the patent. The information is then transferred to a
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Angry Apple customers allege that the Silicon Valley giant forces them to abide by draconian repair policies when their iPhones break. | Source: REUTERS / Dado Ruvic Apple customers have long complained about the $900 billion company’s draconian restrictions on repairing broken iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices. Now, consumer advocates are turning to lobbyists to
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Beijing, China – OceanEx, one of the fastest-growing and reputable cryptocurrency exchanges in the world is announcing that the first project on OceanEx GO! is Jur (JUR). Jur is a blockchain-based ecosystem providing revolutionary trust solutions in the legal and justice industry for any business-related circumstances.  Jur represents an overhaul of current legal solutions that
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A new report on the nascent ecosystem of blockchain-based games indicates that one of the model’s most-trumpeted characteristics — the ability to mix and swap data between games – isn’t panning out. The idea of cross-overs between games isn’t exactly new. Series like Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers perhaps best exemplify this approach, with familiar characters
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Blockchain implementation research is coming to New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy signed bill S2297, the Blockchain Initiative Task Force, into law Friday. The task force is commissioned with studying potential use-cases for blockchain technology on the state and local level. The bill specifically points out medical records, land records, banking, and property auctions as potential
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May’s Binance hacker has been hard at work washing his stolen bitcoins through a mixing service. Clain.io, a Luxembourg-cryptocurrency capital flows research team, says the 7,074 stolen coins are being laundered through mixing service Chipmixer. Clain says at least 4,836 bitcoins were laundered since June 12th. A bitcoin tumbling service mixes a bitcoin’s unspent transaction
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D Community, incubated by Infinity Edge Foundation, today officially announced the grand opening of its first-round private investment for D Community Infrastructure Partners, hard cap of which is $ 4.35 million. D Community, founded in 2012, is a blockchain-based pan-entertainment ecological platform consortium that includes a series of platforms, which contains pan-entertainment video platform, e-commerce
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Blockstream has launched a colocation mining service and already counts the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman as customers. On Thursday, the bitcoin and blockchain technology firm announced a new mining wing, Blockstream Mining, along with a BetterHash-based mining pool, Blockstream Pool. Led by cryptographer Dr. Adam Back, Blockstream is best known
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Market data from the Winklevoss twins-founded crypto exchange Gemini is being added to eight crypto indices offered by CF Benchmarks. Formerly called Crypto Facilities, CF Benchmarks’ eight reference products include four indices and reference rates provided for CME Group, which currently offers a bitcoin futures product: the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate and CME CF Bitcoin Real
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