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Do Video Games Subconsciously Teach Users Crypto Economics?

The underlying premise of many video games might actually give people a core understanding of economics, especially in the crypto space. “As a kid, I played a lot of RuneScape,” crypto YouTuber and programmer Ivan on Tech said in a March 28 video. RuneScape is a medieval era fantasy game in which players interact with …

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Venezuela’s Struggling Internet Could Make Crypto Trading Tough

The global coronavirus lockdown has put a strain on Venezuela’s internet, which could logically make crypto participation difficult. As much of the world hunkers down in quarantine, people logically turn to internet-based services for work, as well as a way to pass the time. This mass movement has put significant stress on available data usage …

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AI Meme Content Creators Benefit From New DeFi Revenue Model

Alethea AI, a decentralized Synthetic Content Network which tracks the usage and intellectual property of AI-generated content, has officially launched a new revenue model leveraging Decentralized Finance(DeFi) for content creators on March 30.  DeFi plays an important role  Alethea AI’s users can now leverage a new smart contracts revenue model to support their favorite synthetic …

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California Governor Namedrops Bitcoin in Speech About ‘Extraordinarily Bad People’

California Governor Gavin Newsom warned the public against Bitcoin (BTC) fraudsters during his live speech about the coronavirus outbreak. On March 26, Newsom mentioned the leading cryptocurrency as part of his official speech about what measures had been taken by the state to prevent the further spread of the virus in California. Newsom went on …

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Anonymous Bitcoin SV Miners Capture 55% of the Network Hashrate

</header> <strong>The Bitcoin SV network has been a topic of conversation recently as stealth miners currently command more than 55% of the chain’s overall hashrate during the last seven days. Last year analysts noticed a large amount of the hashrate on all three SHA256 networks (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a>, <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” …

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Uniswap V2 Offers Better Price Feeds and Doubles Down on Flash Loan Concept

The Uniswap decentralized exchange announced on March 23 a planned release of its second major version, Uniswap V2. Among the major features, the new platform will feature flash swaps — a similar feature to the infamous flash loans that some blame for recent decentralized finance (DeFi) hacks. The update’s release is tentatively scheduled for Q2 …

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Countdown to Block Reward Reduction – 18 Days Until Bitcoin Cash Halving

</header> <strong>In 18 days, the Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) network will see its next halving as the block reward will decrease from 12.5 to 6.25 coins on or around April 8, 2020. <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> will be the first blockchain out of the top three SHA256 networks to …

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Brave New World: Browser Challenging Google for the Future of Privacy

On March 16, Brave, a privacy-oriented web browser, filed a formal complaint against Google with the Irish General Data Protection Regulation enforcer — since the multinational tech conglomerate’s European headquarters are located in Dublin.  According to Brave, Google has been quite irresponsible with how it has been collecting and sharing the personal data of its …

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Ethereum Baseline Protocol Code Now Available on GitHub

The open-source Baseline Protocol code allowing private systems to be built on the Ethereum public blockchain has now been published to GitHub, as of March 19. This means that the EY, Microsoft and ConsenSys-developed protocol is available to the public. With transactions on the Ethereum blockchain being public and available for all to see, businesses …

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IT Firm Helps Healthcare Providers Fight Crypto Ransomware Amid Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus crisis continues, a cybersecurity firm has started offering free help to healthcare providers that fall victim to cryptocurrency-demanding ransomware. According to an announcement on March 18, cybersecurity firm Emsisoft partnered with incident response company Coveware to allow free access to ransomware-related services at no cost to healthcare providers. The initiative aims …

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