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Atomic Swaptions: Cryptocurrency Derivatives

By | 2018-07-28T09:47:18+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, world|Tags: , , , |

The atomic swap protocol allows for the exchange of cryptocurrencies on different blockchains without the need to trust a third-party. However, market participants who desire to hold derivative assets such as options or futures would also benefit from trustless exchange. They propose the atomic swaption, which extends the atomic swap to allow for such exchanges. Crucially, [...]

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Russian gold ship cryptocurrency, stock scams and stolen wreck location

By | 2018-07-24T14:45:42+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, world|Tags: , |

The South Korean government is warning that the claimed discovery of a Russian shipwreck that could have $130 billion in gold might be cryptocurrency and stock market scam. Shinil Group claimed they discovered the wreck of Russian warship Dimitry Donskoi on Sunday and touted rumors that there could be 200 tons of gold coins and 3200 [...]

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Smart Contracts with Automatic Abstraction Tuning

By | 2018-07-23T15:59:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, Design, fintech, smart contracts|

Arxiv - Specification Mining for Smart Contracts with Automatic Abstraction Tuning Smart contracts are programs that manage digital assets according to a certain protocol, expressing for instance the rules of an auction. Understanding the possible behaviors of a smart contract is difficult, which complicates development, auditing, and the post-mortem analysis of attacks. A new paper presents [...]

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Dogecoin up 20% as it starts trading on Robinhood

By | 2018-07-17T17:26:52+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges|Tags: , |

Dogecoin can now be bought commission-free on Robinhood Crypto. Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash were added to Robinhood last week. There are now five different cryptocurrencies on Robinhood. Robinhood Crypto is currently available in 17 states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IN, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NJ, NM, PA, TX, UT, VA, and WI.

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Oasis labs Privacy first blockchain with hundreds of times better performance and lower cost

By | 2018-07-17T00:44:04+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency|Tags: , , , |

Oasis Labs is building a privacy-first, high-performance cloud computing platform on blockchain. Oasis Technology has the following capabilities: * Privacy-preserving smart contracts: programmed and self-enforceable privacy protection without relying on any central party. Privacy is built into each layer from the application down to hardware. * High-performance for real-world complex applications. Oasis believes scalability is more [...]

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SpeedyChain – Blockchain for smart cities

By | 2018-07-14T17:58:01+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech, world|

A smart city will use millions to billions of teraBytes of data. There will be information and communication technology to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and improve the efficiency of urban services such as utilities, energy, and transportation. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are an integral part of smart cities. ITS use sensing, communication, [...]

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China shutdown cryptotrading but investors still access trading

By | 2018-07-11T06:37:33+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , |

China’s central bank says the buying and selling of bitcoin in RMB has fallen from a peak of 90% of the world’s total to less than 1% since September 2017. In February 2018, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) issued a statement that it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO [...]

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How Cryptocurrencies can become the future of Money

By | 2018-07-10T06:27:59+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges|Tags: , , , |

eToro and the Imperial College of London have a 25 page paper that describes how cryptocurrencies can become mainstream. * Cryptocurrencies can become units of account only if there is a friendly and conducive regulatory environment. * This could then allow businesses to accept cryptocurrencies as payment systems in a broader context. * The wider use [...]

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IBM will use Stellar to digitize Australian government

By | 2018-07-10T05:44:15+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, quantum computing, world|Tags: , , |

IBM has a US$740 million (A$1 billion) contract with the Australian government to power everything from hardware and cloud services to AI, quantum computing and blockchain research. Australia wants more self-service, automation and digitization to Australia's government services. There will be joint programs in cybersecurity, enhancements to existing contracts with several agencies and the deployment of [...]

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Coinbase or Binance are the two leading cryptocurrency exchanges

By | 2018-07-10T00:30:18+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, exchanges, fintech, world|Tags: , , |

Coinbase is best for beginners and allows you to use your bank account, credit card or PayPal to purchase major cryptocurrencies. Binance lets you trade up to 300 different coins and the fees are far lower than Coinbase. If you want to get involved in Ripple, Stellar or many of the other coins, then Binance is [...]

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How Qtum has made a new and improved kind of smart contract called Master Contracts

By | 2018-05-30T18:37:18+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, exchanges, fintech, smart contracts|

Qtum is taking the best parts of bitcoin and the best parts of Ethereum to solve the limitations and practical implementation problems of blockchain technology. The principles are listed below: 1. Create an entirely new kind of smart contract called Master Contract that can execute a contact triggered by off-chain and on-chain factors; 2. Achieve compatibility [...]

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Carnival of Space 561

By | 2018-05-14T06:27:20+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: blockchain|Tags: , |

1. Universe Today - How Many of Earth’s Moons Crashed Back Into the Planet? 2. Universe Today - Breathing Lunar Dust Could Give Astronauts Bronchitis and Even Lung Cancer 3. Universe Today - China is Working on Their Own Reusable Rocket: the First Stage of the Long March-8, Which Could Launch in 2021 4. Wall Street [...]

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