The Great Hack: Netflix doc unpacks Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Brexit and democracys death

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It’s perhaps not for nothing that The Great Hack — the new Netflix documentary about the connections between Cambridge Analytica, the U.S. election and Brexit, out on July 23 — opens with a scene from Burning Man. There, Brittany Kaiser, … Continued

Capital.com powers Currency.coms world first in tokenising government bonds

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With the SEC recently releasing its long-awaited guidance on crypto token issuers, it’s becoming clear that the crypto world is edging closer to the traditional financial world. New players are joining the sector who hail from traditional finance and trading … Continued

PlusOneCoin made a cryptocurrency for upvotes

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A team of developers have made something called PlusOneCoin, a clever cryptocurrency that essentially allows owners to upvote content on two financial sites, ADVFN and Investorshub. The idea — to reward people for accessing content and, more importantly, interacting with … Continued

Bitcoin’s Plunge in Volume Stirs Questions About Its Usage

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Earlier this year, when Bitcoin’s price fell by more than 60 percent from its record close, a less-noticed Bitcoin figure also plunged: the number of daily transactions. There are many explanations for the fall-off in trading, from software- to news-related. … Continued

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Accused of Swindling $5 Billion of Cryptocurrency

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Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of bitcoin, is accused of swindling more than $5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other assets from the estate of a computer-security expert. Wright, who claimed in 2016 that he created the computer-based currency … Continued

Digital Coins Tumble in January Amid Facebook, Tether Concerns

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For cryptocurrency investors, January is turning into a month to rue. Digital coins have mostly slid this week, with Bitcoin heading for its worst monthly decline since February 2014, as U.S. regulators ramp up their scrutiny of one of the … Continued

China Escalates Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Trading

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China is escalating its clampdown on cryptocurrency trading, targeting online platforms and mobile apps that offer exchange-like services, according to people familiar with the matter. While authorities banned cryptocurrency exchanges last year, they’ve recently noted an uptick in activity on … Continued

Second-Tier Crypto Coins Are Starting to Catch Up to Bitcoin

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Bitcoin alternatives are closing the gap with the market leader after names like stellar and cardano became red hot as 2017 was closing. The biggest cryptocurrency’s share of market value has fallen to a record 36 percent from 56 percent … Continued