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14 Hours Ago   Gambling persists as a primary use case for “the blockchain” into 2019, with almost half of the top 100 decentralized apps (dapps) still betting-related. Blockchains EOS and TRON have also solidified themselves as competitors to Ethereum this year.

2 Days Ago   There’s a new form of artificial intelligence that mimics Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin with alarming accuracy. Vitalik Boterin is a bot powered by machine learning (ML). It regularly tweets unique nuggets of wisdom that read eerily similar to the real deal, like this one.

4 Days Ago   In the past seven weeks, white hat hackers earned at least $32,150 by fixing security flaws in popular cryptocurrency and blockchain platforms like TRON, Brave, EOS and Coinbase.

8 Days Ago   Stellar’s blockchain suffered a “cascading failure” that halted transactions for roughly two hours on May 15. Breaking: yesterday the Stellar network went down for about 2 hours… only those who run validators noticed it.

9 Days Ago   New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia is officially gone. All trade has been ceased, and authorized liquidators have been appointed. A message posted Wednesday confirmed the business had failed to recover from January’s crippling hack.

10 Days Ago   The blockchain space has struggled with a lack of legitimate use-cases — but a new site solves that problem by generating revolutionary projects on demand. Thanks to marketeer Tamas Torok, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs can simply click a button to receive “inspired” applications of distributed ledger technology like the one below.

10 Days Ago   Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex raised $1 billion in 10 days with an initial exchange offering (IEO), money it hopes will alleviate concerns of its financial stability.

11 Days Ago   Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have raised $38.9 million with token sales in 2019, reports BitMEX Research, the analytics arm of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX. While early IEO investors have had lots of opportunity to profit, returns have been typically poor once the tokens become tradable.

11 Days Ago   Bitcoin‘s most-recent pump to $7,000 was the strongest price rally over a six-week period since just before the famous 2017 bull-run, reports boutique analytics firm Delphi Digital.

14 Days Ago   Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, took the Hard Fork stage at TNW2019 to reinforce the idea that user experience (UX) is a catalyst for decentralization. Sanger, now Chief Information Officer for the blockchain-powered Everipedia platform, expressed that decentralized apps (dapps) are still too difficult for most people to use.

16 Days Ago   Two years ago, engineers released DeepBach, a neural network that generates Baroque anthems almost indistinguishable from Bach’s, but still nobody can decide if it’s really music.  DeepBach is so skilled at replicating Bach that more than half of those surveyed had attributed its computer-generated melodies to the man himself — despite music students and professionals making up 25 percent of respondents.

16 Days Ago   The head of cryptocurrency exchange Binance responded to a 7,000 BTC ($40 million) hack with an outlandish idea: take over the entire Bitcoin blockchain and cancel the transactions.

17 Days Ago   Serial crowdfunder Douglas Monahan will face court, accused of misusing more than $800,000 raised for a hi-tech range of backpacks to buy Bitcoin and pay credit card debt.

17 Days Ago   Bitcoin miners earned $291 million through ‘block rewards’ in April, marking a 30-percent monthly revenue increase, reports research unit Diar. They collected an additional $14 million with Bitcoin transaction fees, 250 percent more than in March.

18 Days Ago   Just one computer could have brought TRON’s entire blockchain to a screeching halt, a new HackerOne disclosure has revealed. Until quite recently, bad actors were reportedly able to maliciously consume the CPU power of the network with Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks.

18 Days Ago   On May 5, the Bitcoin network briefly boasted over 100,000 ‘full nodes,’ but most are still running out-of-date versions of the software. PSA: a lot of people believe there are about 10,000 Bitcoin nodes.

21 Days Ago   Police have busted two prolific dark web drug markets in a global sting, seizing six-figure amounts of Bitcoin and Monero cryptocurrency, as well as loads of narcotics.

21 Days Ago   Bitcoin‘s price has pushed past $5,600 to set a new 2019-high for the third time in less than a month. The rally comes despite recent confirmation that the world’s most popular stablecoin, Tether, is not completely backed “one-to-one” with cash.

22 Days Ago   The price of Bitcoin has “bottomed” – or so say the cryptocurrency analysts who predicted the end of the bear market. But, they’re also warning the recent Tether drama could turn Bitcoin bearish again over the short term.

22 Days Ago   An infamous Bitcoin ‘whale’ has moved an enormous cryptocurrency fortune in a single transaction, and the network charged less than $4 in fees. Bitcointalk's famous whale Loaded is moving its 40k BTC stash again. — Antoine Le Calvez (@khannib) May 1, 2019 “Loaded” is an old-school investor famous for their posts on mainstay forum BitcoinTalk.

23 Days Ago   The Dutch central bank developed and evaluated four distributed ledger technology (DLT) prototypes in three years, but so far blockchain hasn’t lived up to the hype, The Banker reports.

23 Days Ago   Cryptocurrency thieves earned at least $356 million in the first quarter of 2019, which could see the industry face a billion-dollar money laundering problem by year’s end.

24 Days Ago   French supermarket giant Carrefour is ready to sell blockchain-enabled cheese. Carrefour will soon allow customers to scan QR codes embedded in the packaging of its Rocamadour CQL fromage to learn more about the product’s origin, reports European Supermarket Magazine.

24 Days Ago   The most recent conversation between Elon Musk and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin seems to have shifted from trolling to legitimate discussion. Earlier this morning, the Tesla founder mysteriously tweeted “Ethereum.” Seven minutes later, he took it back with a cheeky “jk” (‘just kidding.’) Musk continued to poke fun, even after Buterin invited him to attend an Ethereum developer’s conference.

24 Days Ago   Elon Musk has been trolling the Ethereum cryptocurrency and its co-founder Vitalik Buterin on Twitter. The Tesla founder simply tweeted the word “Ethereum” early this morning, but took it back (hehe) shortly after.

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