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COULD BLOCKCHAIN IMPACT GUN CONTROL?

JEFF FRANCIS ·        As debate rages upon the subject of gun control, a professor at Washington State University has suggested using blockchain technology to make an impact. The topic of gun control has become a hot topic once…

PAYPAL CFO: BITCOIN’S SUCCESS IS VERY LIKELY

ADAM JAMES ·     There’s a lot of doubt surrounding Bitcoin’s potential as a viable, real-world currency – but PayPal’s chief financial officer sees only positive things in the dominant cryptocurrency’s future. A ‘VERY HIGH LIKELIHOOD’ OF SUCCESS According to…

SPAIN SEEKS TO PASS CRYPTO-FRIENDLY LEGISLATION

ADAM JAMES         While other European countries seek stricter regulations on cryptocurrencies, Spain looks to follow Switzerland’s lead and charge ahead of the curve by proposing crypto-friendly legislation. SPAIN ON THE BLOCKCHAIN Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s…

US AND CHINA USE BLOCKCHAIN TO TRADE SOYBEANS

PATRICK SMITH      A shipment of soybeans traveling from the US to China has become the first fully-fledged agricultural trade to utilize blockchain. BLOCKCHAIN CONTINUES ITS NEWFOUND INFLUENCE According to a report in The Business Times, the parties involved in the trade included…

THE LIFE OF LITECOIN WITHOUT LEE

JAMES LEVENSON Crypto traders can be a fickle bunch as  last month’s hero can quickly become this month’s zero. Altcoins can go out of favor just as fast as they came into it and can rapidly slide down the market…

TETHER NOW SUPPORTED ON THE ETHEREUM NETWORK

MATTHEW HRONES   Tether has switched from the previously used Omni protocol to the Ethereum network, citing lower fees and faster confirmations for the switch. “TETHERED” TO THE DOLLAR Tethers are a very controversial product in the cryptocurrency space and…