- Blockchain has been touted as everything from the future of finance to the cure to poverty and the only way to secure land registries.
- They paint a Utopian vision of people voting on smartphones on route to work and having their say in daily government decisions and on land registry matters.
- She said Smerkis is helping to drag cryptocurrencies into the light and is determined to create a regulated environment for cryptocurrencies, adding that he wanted to speak with me about “how blockchain has the power to forge the democratic future that we have all dreamed of, but fallen short of…
- The technology behind blockchain is completely clean, and governments want to use it because of that very transparency.
- We can have a say on every major decision, through the blockchain, and force the government to actually do what the majority of people want.
Blockchain has been touted as everything from the future of finance to the cure to poverty and the only way to secure land registries. Now it is b…
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- The price of Bitcoin surpassed $5,000 for the first time, reaching a historic new high for the cryptocurrency, before quickly dipping back below the record-breaking mark.
- The cryptocurrency reportedly reached its highest market price of $5,149 thanks to Chinese bitcoin exchange OkCoin.
- The new record comes amid news that six big banks have joined a project developing a new settlement currency based on blockchain technology – the world’s leading software technology used by bitcoin, ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies.
- Originally started by UBS, the new currency could pioneer how central banks chose issue cryptocurrencies.
- “We see it as a stepping stone to a future where central banks issue their own [cryptocurrency] at some point,” UBS director Hyder Jaffrey told CoinDesk.
The price of Bitcoin surpassed $5,000 for the first time, reaching a historic new high for the cryptocurrency, before quickly dipping back below the record-breaking mark.
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- The suddenly popular cryptocurrency has risen over 4000 percent in value over the last year.
- It’s now the second most popular cryptocurrency after bitcoin, and is worth billions of dollars.
- Invented in 2013 by 19-year-old Canadian programmer Vitalik Buterin, ethereum is more powerful than bitcoin, thanks to what are known as “smart contracts.”
- Smart contracts are what investors are really excited about, and have contributed to ethereum’s sharp rise in value.
- Check out our beginner’s guide to the cryptocurrency.
Watch a short explainer on the cryptocurrency’s steady rise.
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By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s economy grew 5.8 percent last year, just above 5.7 percent growth the previous year but still slightly short of forecasts, the statistics office said on Wednesday. Government officials in the East African nation, which holds a general election in August
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- Note: The following contains spoilers if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 13 of CBS’s “The Good Wife,” entitled, “Bitcoin For Dummies.”
- One week — last week in particular — you’re giving viewers such juicy drama and wonderful character moments and the next, we have “Bitcoin For Dummies,” a rather slow, uneventful episode.
- In the end, there was no sole creator — turned out it was Stack and two others created Bitcoin, something the rascally Kalinda figured out much to the surprise of the three Mr. Bitcoins.
- From her parking garage exchange with Will to the looks of concern and longing for friendship towards Alicia, there were so many great Kalinda moments.
- The meeting between Elsbeth, Will and Kalinda was hilarious — thanks to Elsbeth — but very worrisome for Will.
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- Clare Hollingworth: The Reporter Who Broke the News of World War II
- Petar Zivkovski, director of operations at Bitcoin trader platform Whaleclub, told CoinDesk that the impact of this news remains to be seen.
- The news spurred a significant drop in bitcoin prices.
- Fort Lauderdale Shooter Initially Intended to Travel to New York Before Booking Florida Flight
- Around the time Fox News was settling an explosive lawsuit with former host Gretchen Carlson accusing ex-CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, the top-rated cable news network quietly settled with another former host who reportedly accused one of its biggest stars, Bill O’Reilly, of sexual harassment.
The digital currency has seen notable volatility in the past month.
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- From the column ‘The VICE Guide to Right Now’
- almost any drug can be made at small scale for a low price.
- As part of a high school science project, 11 students at Sydney Grammar were tasked with trying to recreate Daraprim, the drug that Shkreli’s company Turing owns the exclusive rights to in the US.
- After purchasing the drug in 2015, Turing jacked the price from $18 a pill to $750, sparking public outrage.
- Watch: VICE Meets Martin Shkreli
A group of 16- and 17-year-old boys was able to recreate Daraprim for just $2 a pill.
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- Jaden Smith Is Very Aware That No One Really Understands Him
- Jaden Smith arrives at Variety’s Power Of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Aug. 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
- “I’ve always looked at life differently,” the 18-year-old told Variety in a recent interview.
- Smith embraces his unique outlook on life when it comes to his style â which garnered him a spot in Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2016 womenswear campaign â as well.
- The actor covers the Power of Young Hollywood issue.
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@cambio: “Jaden Smith opens up about when he knew he was different from all the “other kids””
It’s Jaden’s world and we’re just living in it.
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- Australia to sell £8m of seized bitcoins
- Before 9 July, a regular reward of 25 bitcoins was handed out to those who were first to verify which coins had been spent.
- The financial reward for solving the puzzle also helps motivate people to stay involved.
- The financial rewards for being involved with the Bitcoin virtual currency have been halved.
- One bitcoin is now worth about £500 ($645), making the reward each time a block is added to the blockchain equal to about £6,244.
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@tmrwhub: “#Bitcoin rewards halved every 4 years in attempt to prevent inflation, via @BBCWorld”
The financial rewards for people who help to verify who does what with their bitcoins have been halved.
Bitcoin rewards halve for virtual cash money miners