Mark Zuckerberg Considers Blockchain Authorization of Data in Recent Interview

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he is mulling the idea of blockchain-based authorization for user data. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg considered the ramifications of blockchain-based authorization of user data during an interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Feb. 20. During a discussion covering such topics as the future of technology […]

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Major Japanese Trading Firm Marubeni Partners with US Blockchain Company LO3 Energy

Major Japanese trading company is looking to leverage blockchain technology through a deal with LO3 Energy. Japanese general trading company Marubeni Corporation has partnered with a New York-based blockchain startup to use the technology for its energy business, Marubeni confirmed in a press release on Feb. 20. Marubeni, which has expanded beyond Japan into the […]

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Crypto Winter Survivor: Inside Nvidia’s Difficult Relationship With Mining

U.S. hardware manufacturer Nvidia reported full-year revenue gains in 2018. On Feb. 14, California-headquartered gaming and computer hardware manufacturer Nvidia reported full-year revenue gains in 2018, despite being one of the companies worst hit by the cryptocurrency market dip and subsequent lack of demand for mining components. The firm’s main products include graphics processing units […]

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Crypto Dividends: Staking Coins for Gains Potentially a Good Strategy in a Bear Market but Is Not Without Risk

According to Bloomberg, investors turn to staking for gains in the crypto bear market, but there are risks. Volatility coupled with one of the longest bear markets ever experienced by the cryptocurrency industry have compelled many investors to consider staking as a method of “playing it safe,” according to a Bloomberg article. Staking, which is […]

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Blockchain Startup Takes on Mainstream Crowdfunding Sites to Cut Number of Failed Projects

sponsored A startup says crowdfunding sites have a trust problem, with projects failing and contributors refusing to invest again. It believes blockchain can change this. A new blockchain platform is vowing to take on established crowdfunding sites — and argues that their lack of accountability means greater numbers of projects fail to deliver what they […]

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Bitmain Announces Energy-Efficient ASIC Chip for Mining Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

Bitmain has announced its next generation 7nm ASIC chip, which reportedly enables faster and cheaper mining. Chinese mining giant and ASIC hardware producer Bitmain has announced its next generation 7nm (nanometer) ASIC mining chip, according to a press release published on Monday, Feb. 18. The new mining hardware, BM1397, is designed for mining cryptocurrencies that […]

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Detected Cryptojacking Prompts Microsoft to Remove Eight Free Apps from Microsoft Store

United States-based software corporation Microsoft has removed eight Windows 10 applications from its official app store. United States-based software corporation Microsoft has removed eight Windows 10 applications from its official app store after cybersecurity firm Symantec identified the presence of surreptitious Monero (XMR) coin mining code. The news was reported by Symantec on Feb. 15. […]

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