Online Cash Bitcoin Could Challenge Governments, Banks

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    Experts warn hackers have already stolen over $20 Million from Ethereum clients exposing interface on port 8545
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    Ethereum’s supply has crossed 100M, here’s what that means
    It seems Ethereum's co-founder's predication was wrong
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    UK Financial Regulator Advises Banks on How to Manage Risks of ‘Crypto Assets’
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    Blockchains Talking to Each Other Gives Hope to Crypto Diehards
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    India’s central bank admits it banned cryptocurrencies without ever researching them
    No.
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    "Bitcoin Miners Fried in Game of Chicken

    As prices plunge, most are losing money.


    Bitcoin miners who've decided to stay in the game amid plunging prices may soon find that the well has run dry.

    A 70 percent price drop since the heady days of mid-December has cut profitability to the bone. With the cryptocurrency hitting $6,000 on Tuesday, only the biggest and most efficient can stay above water, but even these are balancing on a knife edge, according to a Gadfly analysis..."

    https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/ar...ash-sees-miners-fried-in-this-game-of-chicken
     
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    Researchers continue to find vulnerabilities in $9 billion cryptocurrency EOS
    You could get really rich discovering blockchain bugs!
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    Kazakhstan’s Int’l Finance Center Supports Crypto Innovation, Calls Regulation ‘Crucial’
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    Most aerospace and defense companies to integrate blockchain by 2021
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    Soccer Meet Blockchain: Olyseum Wants to Ride the Crypto Wave
    http://fortune.com/2018/06/15/soccer-meet-blockchain-olyseum-wants-to-ride-the-crypto-wave/
     
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    Germany: Financial Experts Don’t See Crypto as an Everyday Payment Method by 2020
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    5 Predictions for Our Security Token Futur
    https://hackernoon.com/5-predictions-for-our-security-token-futur-57ce9cf01256
     
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    Ethereum Price Analysis - Not a security
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    "[Captain Kirk] William Shatner's new enterprise: A solar-powered bitcoin mining farm in southern Illinois...

    Shatner is the spokesman for Solar Alliance, a Vancouver-based developer of alternative energy projects that announced plans to build a solar-powered Bitcoin mining operation in an abandoned southern Illinois factory...

    ...the project will involve the creation of a huge solar array on the factory’s 14-acre parcel. The space inside the building will be leased to bitcoin mining companies,.."

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-shatner-bitcoin-solar-panels-illinois-20180613-story.html
     
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    The Dark Side of the Crypto Revolution
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    Why regulatory complexity is suddenly a big deal for enterprise blockchain adoption
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    Here’s your chance to invest in the next Hollywood blockbuster—using crypto

    "MovieCoin Launches Revolutionary Blockchain-Based Entertainment Financing Fund and Platform

    LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieCoin (the "Company") has launched a transformational entertainment industry financing fund that will offer qualified investors an unprecedented opportunity to invest in Hollywood films, television programs and other strategic assets using a blockchain-based financing platform and cryptographic tokens that will dramatically increase stakeholder transparency and significantly improve industry accounting and payment practices..."

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    "Christopher Woodrow, who produced Oscar-winning films Hacksaw Ridge and Birdman plans to fund major motion pictures with digital currencies—and you can be part of it.

    MovieCoin plans to sell $250 million worth of MovieCoin Smart Fund Tokens in its initial coin offering, and over the next three years plans to raise $1 billion, which will help finance 10 to 12 movies a year..."

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    The Bank of International Settlements Blasts Crypto

    "The bigger cryptocurrencies get, the worse they perform: BIS

    LONDON (Reuters) - Cryptocurrencies are not scalable and are more likely to suffer a breakdown in trust and efficiency the greater the number of people using them, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS)said on Sunday in its latest warning about the rise of virtual currencies..."

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-get-the-worse-they-perform-bis-idUSKBN1JD0QF

    Some more detail here:

    BIS Blasts Cryptos in Special Report: "Beyond the Hype"

    https://www.themaven.net/mishtalk/e...eport-beyond-the-hype-eE7kGAQSwUKrmeD1OSDSTQ/


    BTW:

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international financial institution[2] owned by central banks

    No surprise here.
     
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    BrandShield launches MyShield to protect users from cryptocurrency scams
    June 18, 2018
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    Bancor Launches Community Token Network to Combat Poverty in Kenya
    June 18, 2018
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    "Bitcoin could 'bring internet to a halt': BIS

    The Bank for International Settlements in a report warned digital currencies like bitcoin could overwhelm and break the internet if they continue to grow..."

    https://phys.org/news/2018-06-bitcoin-internet-halt-bis.html

    "...[Quoting from BIS Report]:

    'To process the number of digital retail transactions currently handled by selected national retail payment systems, even under optimistic assumptions, the size of the ledger would swell well beyond the storage capacity of a typical smartphone in a matter of days,” said the BIS, the Swiss-based institution often described as the central bank to the world’s central banks.

    'But the issue goes well beyond storage capacity, and extends to processing capacity. The associated communication volumes could bring the internet to a halt, as millions of users exchanged files on the order of magnitude of a terabyte.'..."

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/could-bitcoin-break-the-internet-2018-06-18
     
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