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This Year’s Gallup Poll Findings Suggest 6% of US Investors Own Bitcoin

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Young U.S. investors are more interested in bitcoin investments than they were three years ago, according to a poll stemming from the Gallup Investor Optimism Index. This year’s poll surveyed 1,037 participants and findings suggest 6% of American investors own bitcoin. </strong> American Bitcoin Investors Increase by 4% in 3 Years The …

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NCLA Files Appeal Against the IRS — Law Firm Claims Tax Agency Unlawfully Seizes Crypto Data of Thousands

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On Friday, the public interest law firm New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) filed an opening brief in the cryptocurrency case of James Harper v. Charles P. Rettig. The NCLA argues that Harper’s Fourth and Fifth Amendment constitutional rights were violated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The U.S. tax agency is accused …

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Privacy-preserving computation on blockchains could prevent breaches

In the 19th century, the barons of American industries rose to prominence by leveraging their hold on tangible resources like oil and steel. Today, corporate titans seek to attain even greater heights of wealth by gathering consumer data. But now, like then, the benefits of accumulating such resources come paired with a significant business risk: …

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Wimbledon: The tech behind the world’s top tennis tournament

The first of Wimbledon’s tech bunkers, operated by IBM. This is the data ingestion room. For more data on the IBM tech bunker, read our story from a couple of years ago. Sebastian Anthony The second room. This one deals more with uploading content to the Web, security, load balancing, etc. Sebastian Anthony IBM’s presence …

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Indians Hold $40 Billion in Cryptocurrency, Report Suggests

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Crypto investments in India have been gaining significant traction over the past year, blockchain data indicates. Despite the ambiguous regulatory situation in the country, more than 15 million Indians have bought or sold digital currencies. </strong> Indian Crypto Investments Increase Amid Regulatory Uncertainty A growing number of Indians have put money into …

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As Bitcoin’s Yearly Inflation Rate Dips to 1.77%, BEA Data From May Shows US Inflation Fears Are Legitimate

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The U.S. economy is looking stagnant according to data stemming from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, as core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) jumped 3.4% in May from a year prior. The recent PCE spike is the highest year-over-year basis change since 1992 and the statistic is fueling inflation concerns.</strong> Amid ‘Never Ending’ …

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As Crypto Interest Winds Down Bitcoin’s Daily Transaction Rate Plummets to Two-Year Lows

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Onchain data indicates that bitcoin transactions per day have plummeted to lows not seen since October 2018. Further, bitcoin transaction fees have dropped 93% after touching a high of $62 per transaction in April 2021.</strong> Bitcoin Daily Transaction Rate Dips by 35%, Google Trends Data Shows Interest Has Dropped Since May While …

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How artificial intelligence can enhance blockchain platforms

Artificial intelligence and blockchain are both touted as technologies that will lead our future. But here’s the problem: They’re like oil and water. While innovative in their own right, there’s a noticeable lack of interconnectedness — projects that tightly combine AI and blockchain, unleashing the full potential of both emerging technologies.  Technical hurdles have been …

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Defi Economy Lost $20 Billion This Week, Decentralized Exchange Volumes Still Sky High

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>While crypto markets, in general, have been dropping significantly in value, the decentralized finance (defi) economy has shaved more than $21 billion during the last week. Statistics show that the total-value locked (TVL) in defi touched $87 billion on May 11, and since then the aggregate total has slid to $66 billion …

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Vizio TV buyers are becoming the product Vizio sells, not just its customers

Enlarge / Vizio’s 65-inch 4K OLED TV. Vizio Over the past several years, TV-maker Vizio has achieved a reputation among home theater enthusiasts as the company that makes TVs that provide superior picture quality relative to their cost. While the most expensive TVs from Samsung and LG beat Vizio’s in quality assessment by reviewers, Vizio …

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