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Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based system that would create a “mapping” platform for content on social media networks American telecoms giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based social media history “map.” The patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Dec. 13. AT&T’s patent […]

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LinkedIn Report: Blockchain Developer Leads List of Most Rapidly Growing Jobs

LinkedIn has released a report showing that the role of blockchain developer is the fastest growing emerging job in the U.S. this year. The role of blockchain developer is the most rapidly growing emerging job in the United States, according to the 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report by LinkedIn released on Dec. 13. In the […]

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Major Stablecoin Basis to Close, Return Funds to Investors: Sources

Major algorithmic stablecoin Basis, which raised $133 million in April, is shutting down and returning funds, say anonymous sources. Major United States-based stablecoin project Basis will shut down operations and return most of its funds to investors, crypto news outlet The Block reports today, Dec. 12. Citing “multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation,” […]

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Four Vermont State Agencies Establish Blockchain Working Group

Four Vermont state agencies have launched a blockchain working group to learn more about the technology and its impact on the economy. Four agencies of the state government of Vermont in the United States have jointly formed a working group to study blockchain technology, according to an announcement published Dec. 10. The working group will […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 3-Dec.9: US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

The United States SEC has delayed their Bitcoin ETF decision yet again, and Venezuela’s Petro is raised 150 percent in value. 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 […]

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Ohio ‘Appears’ to Be First US State to Accept Bitcoin for Taxes, WSJ Report

The U.S. state of Ohio “appears to be” the first state to accept Bitcoin as a valid payment for taxes. The U.S. state of Ohio is poised to become the first state to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as tax payment, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports today, Nov. 25. As the WSJ writes, the move initially […]

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SIM Swapping Becomes Increasingly Popular in California, Police Make It “High Priority”

Here is how crypto fraudsters’ new favorite scheme works. On November 7, a security news and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity published an interview with REACT Task Force, a California-based law enforcement group dedicated to fighting cybercrime. As per the article, members of REACT consider “SIM swapping” one of its “highest priorities” in a bid to fight […]

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West Virginia Secretary of State Reports Successful Blockchain Voting in 2018 Midterm Elections

The West Virginia Secretary of State has announced that 144 voters successfully cast their ballots in the 2016 midterm elections on a mobile, blockchain-based platform. The Secretary of State of the U.S. state of West Virginia Mac Warner reported a successful first instance of remote blockchain voting in an official announcement Nov. 15. Warner stated […]

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US: Crypto Initiative Donates Monero to Bail Out Immigrants in ICE Detention

In order to help immigrants in ICE custody pay their immigration bonds, the Bail Bloc project mines XMR using volunteers’ computer power. The Bail Bloc initiative has started using cryptocurrency raised through charity to help people get out of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pretrial incarceration, according to a tweet posted by a Bail […]

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SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Millions to Investors on ICO Registration Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against two cryptocurrency companies which were accused of violating ICO securities offering registration rules. Both firms, Carrier EQ (Airfox) and Paragon Coin sold digital tokens in ICOs in 2017 after the regulator’s official stance on the ICO. Some crypto fundraisers can be considered securities offerings, according to […]