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London Candidate Proposes MayorsChain, a Blockchain Created to ‘Throw City Hall’s Books Wide Open’

George Galloway, a mayoral candidate of London, has implemented the blockchain technology as a part of his 2016 campaign to create a platform called MayorsChain… 8 more words

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Internet Activists Ridicule PM Cameron’s Plan to Ban Strong Encryption in the UK

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that his government intends to ban strong encryption, UK’s leading political news website politics.co.uk reports.

In reply to Tory Member of Parliament Henry Bellingham, who asked the prime minister whether the attacks in Tunisia meant it was time companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter understand that their current privacy policies are completely unsustainable, Cameron said that the security services must always be able to spy on online communications. 545 more words

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Weeks Before the eBay Split, PayPal Acquires Digital Payment Provider Xoom

Paypal announced on Wednesday that it was acquiring San Francisco-based Xoom, a company that facilitates the digital transfer of money internationally, Forbes reports. The all-cash deal values Xoom at $890 million, or $25 a share. 537 more words

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For Greece, bitcoin is more talk than reality - MarketWatch


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For Greece, bitcoin is more talk than reality
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The situation is ripe for bitcoin, says Antonis Polemitis, a managing director of Ledra Capital in New York and an instructor in the first master of science degree in digital currency at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. 34 more words

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Book Review: "Digital Gold" by Nathaniel Popper

Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper

Nathaniel Popper writes for the NYT, and this book is a piece of long form journalism. He focuses on the stories of the people involved in the Bitcoin “community”, focusing on their motivations and relationships. 868 more words

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The Risks of Starting a Bitcoin-Based Business - Entrepreneur


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The Risks of Starting a Bitcoin-Based Business
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Bitcoin entrepreneurs are predictably quick to puff up the virtual currency's benefits – zero-to-low transaction costs, no chargebacks and the freedom to send and receive money anywhere in the world without a third party, to name a few. They typically …

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