How Crypto Incentives Work, Explained

Crypto platforms are taking innovative approaches when it comes to incentivization, but what does it mean for miners and the people who use these services? Where do loyalty programs fit in? This marketing tool has been suffering issues for years. In the non-crypto world, consumers are overwhelmed by the number of schemes offered by retailers […]

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Celebs and ICOs: The Makings of a Dangerous Duo

The U.S. SEC’s move to fine celebrities for fraudulent ICO advertising tells a cautionary tale to investors and would-be advertisers. Like many different industries, Hollywood’s involvement with cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) has become a reality and a number of celebrities have looked to capitalize on the surge in interest and potential money to […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 26—Dec. 2: Satoshi Makes a New Friend, Buterin Gets Negative Over Centralized Blockchains

Ohio businesses can soon pay taxes in Bitcoin, while Nasdaq looks ahead to a Bitcoin futures launch. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week […]

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US SEC Charges Floyd Mayweather Jr and DJ Khaled for Unlawfully Promoting ICO

The U.S. SEC has announced settled charges against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled for unlawfully advertising an ICO. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer Khaled Khaled for unlawfully advertising Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), according to a press release published Nov. 29. Per the […]

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Japanese Platform Pays for Watching Ads. The Coin Can Be Used in Local Stores

sponsored A video platform service with Japanese roots expands to English-speaking markets. A Japanese video platform service, called c0ban.tv, has started its expansion to English-speaking markets, as the startup team has reported to Cointelegraph. The platform has its own cryptocurrency and is developed by the LastRoots corporation, famous for its  popular cryptocurrency exchange. Buying lunch […]

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‘Payments Four Times Faster Than Visa’: Network Fights Low Speeds and Threat of Lost Funds

sponsored A new global blockchain finance infrastructure will allow users to recover their private keys – ensuring they “never lose their funds.” Fraud, inefficient and expensive systems, a lack of transparency and slow transactions at busy times are a reality for many business networks around the world – inconveniencing merchants, their customers, and even the […]

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Italian Securities Watchdog Orders Unauthorized Crypto Companies to Cease and Desist

Italian securities watchdog CONSOB has ordered cease and desist orders on several crypto-related firms for offering unauthorized financial services. The Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) has ordered three crypto-related companies providing unauthorized investment services to cease and desist, an official release states Monday, Nov. 19. The first company, a trading platform […]

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