This Week in Cryptocurrency–February 23th, 2018

While Royce believes there are clear advantages and disadvantages to cryptocurrency, he suggests the biggest threat to cryptocurrency is its criminal use and finds the irreversibility of Bitcoin transactions “troubling”. With credit cards and banks, “purchases can be undone and the cash retrieved”. read more …

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LA Times website injected with Monero cryptocurrency mining script

The Homicide Report, a website operated by the L.A. Times that lists people killed within in Los Angeles county over the last 12 months, was hacked to include a JavaScript miner for the Monero cryptocurrency. This attack, like many others, leveraged the Coinhive mining platform. While Coinhive is … read more …

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Signals Puts Cryptocurrency Trading within Everyone’s Reach

The cryptocurrency industry has experienced stellar growth, both in terms of market value and popularity. As Bitcoin scaled the dazzling heights of $20,000 late in 2017, trading volumes on major crypto exchanges ballooned to billions of dollars, and the interest in crypto assets reached all-time highs. read more …

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EtherEstates Lets You Become a Blockchain Real Estate Mogul

EtherEstates is a brand new collectibles game that allows you to own completely unique digital representations of buildings, estates, and monuments around the world. On EtherEstates.io you can comb through your favorite estates and purchase them from their current owner. Once you purchase the … read more …

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Can blockchain make our food system more sustainable?

According to Versetti, the CEO and co-founder of Ambrosus, a Swiss firm which uses sensors and blockchain technology​​ for real-time supply chain audits, the biggest challenge for blockchain and sustainability is not reducing its energy requirements but rather the widespread lack of awareness about … read more …

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Wibson Lets Consumers Take Back Control of Their Personal Information Through Blockchain …

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wibson is pleased to announce the launch of its blockchain-based, decentralized data marketplace that provides individuals a way to securely sell validated personal information in a trusted environment. The Wibson prototype mobile app will be the … read more …

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Class Action Suit Seeks Damages from Riot Blockchain

A class action suit against Riot Blockchain (formerly Bioptix) was filed in a Colorado district court on Thursday, seeking unspecified damages for alleged violations of federal securities laws. Law firm Pomerantz is leading the charge on behalf of investors who bought Riot's securities between October 4, … read more …

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Archos announces a cryptocurrency hardware wallet (yes, Archos)

Remember Archos? Yes, that Archos, the company that made portable multimedia players (PMPs) with below average touch screen ten years ago. The company is still around, selling cheap Android phones, cheap tablets, cheap drones and more. And yet, for the first time in many years, I'm excited by … read more …

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These cryptocurrency ‘forks’ could beat price rise of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple

If you've never bought Bitcoin, it's easy to feel jealous of anyone who amassed a huge stash when they were worthless and then became unfeasibly wealthy. But there's hope for anyone who's worried they have missed the boat in the form of several new cryptocurrencies created by 'forking'. That's the … read more …

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