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The man who sold fractional shares in himself

The man who sold fractional shares in himself

Alex Masmej sold a piece of his future via an ICO for $ALEX, which he says is the first Ethereum-based token that represents a human. Alex Masmej has sold tokenized versions of himself online. He raised $20,000. He said he will pay out a share of his income, but the contract isn't enforceable. Alex Masmej dreams of being a Silicon Valley demi-god. And the 23-year-old Parisian sold himself via an ICO last week to reach that lofty goal. More specifically, Masmej is selling tokens—called $ALEX—so that true believers in Alex Masmej can buy fractional shares in him and his success. Thus far,...

April 18, 2020
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Bitcoin transaction fees soar after Bitcoin halving - Decrypt

Bitcoin transaction fees soar after Bitcoin halving - Decrypt

 The App The EmailMenuReadingAboutBitcoinThe halving hasn't halted the sudden spike in BTC transaction fees. Image: ShutterstockAverage transaction fees on the Bitcoin network have hit a new 11-month high. According to from Bitinfocharts, the average fee paid for transacting on Bitcoin hit $5.16 on May 14—a phenomenon not witnessed since June 2019.The average transaction cost increased 168% over the previous four days alone. Bitcoin fees have been on the rise ever since the turn of the year—and especially since to the block reward halving.Seen below, BTC’s average fees rose an astonishing...

May 17, 2020
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The Bitcoin halving: bulls vs bears

The Bitcoin halving: bulls vs bears

Will the Bitcoin halving boost the price of Bitcoin like on previous occasions, or is the event already priced in? In mid-May 2020, the supply of Bitcoins issued as mining rewards will cut in half. The phenomenon is hardcoded into the Bitcoin protocol. It’s known as the “halving”, or the “halvening.” It happens every four years, and will continue to do so until the year 2140, when the last of the 21 million Bitcoins in existence will be mined into circulation. Historically, the halving has caused the price of Bitcoin to boom. On November 28, 2012, the day of Bitcoin’s first halving, the...

February 9, 2020
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This cryptocurrency profits every time someone dies from Coronavirus

This cryptocurrency profits every time someone dies from Coronavirus

A group of developers has created a token that goes up in value every time someone is infected by the disease–to help raise awareness. While the world continues to fret about the Coronavirus, a group of crypto enthusiasts has allegedly built a currency that allows holders to profit from the pandemic. CoronaCoin (NCOV), according to a post on Reddit, is a token built on Ethereum that goes up in value the more people the virus kills and infects. The project, according to Sunny Kemp, an admin for CoronaCoin’s Telegram group, was formed by “programmers and activists on 4Chan,” the...

March 10, 2020
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Why Akon City probably won’t be a cryptopia

Why Akon City probably won’t be a cryptopia

Despite Akon’s bold hopes and dreams, commentators don’t believe that his “crypto city” will ever happen. The pop star Akon, not satisfied by his music awards, fortune, or fame, has decided to build a city in his own name. Akon City will be built near Dakar, the capital of the West-African country, Senegal. It will be powered exclusively by his new cryptocurrency, Akoin, that will (he hopes) be used for things as diverse as paying electricity bills and micro-loans. Last week, Akon tweeted that he has received official approval to build Akon City, which will be developed on 2,000...

March 10, 2020
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As crypto markets tank, Bakkt raises $300 million

As crypto markets tank, Bakkt raises $300 million

After launching Bitcoin Futures last year, Bakkt is shifting focus to a broader range of digital assets and a new consumer-focused app. Even as markets continue to plunge, panicked by the spread of the coronavirus global pandemic, one crypto company nonetheless continues “building its warchest.” Bakkt, the company behind the first regulated Bitcoin options and cash-settled futures, announced a $300 million Series B on Monday, led by major players such as Microsoft, Bakkt’s owners in the Intercontinental Exchange, and PayU, among others. With their growing funding, the company appears to...

March 16, 2020
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Crypto lender BlockFi lands institutional investor for Asia expansion

Crypto lender BlockFi lands institutional investor for Asia expansion

With a new institutional partner in Three Arrows Capital, BlockFi plans to open an office in Singapore to expand into Asian markets and beyond. Crypto lending and borrowing service BlockFi today announced that it has partnered with the Singapore-based institutional fund manager Three Arrows Capital. The companies did not reveal the finances behind the deal, but said their first goal is to expand BlockFi into Asia. “In being an institutional client of BlockFi, we quickly recognized that the company’s mission of helping to expand the cryptocurrency ecosystem aligned with our own philosophy...

April 9, 2020
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Apple and Google's coronavirus app is a 'global mass surveillance tool'

Apple and Google's coronavirus app is a 'global mass surveillance tool'

 The App The EmailMenuReadingAbout Your phone might be watching you. Image: Shutterstock.“This effectively turns our smartphones into a global mass surveillance tool.”Jaap-Henk Hoepmanthemselves,Hoepman suggests that other apps could use the bluetooth tracking ability. Image: Shutterstock.Byrne hopes the app will preserve data like TraceTogether does. Image: Shutterstock.toohttps://decrypt.co/25338/apple-and-googles-coronavirus-app-is-a-global-mass-surveillance-tool The App The EmailLoad More The App The EmailMenuAbout

April 13, 2020
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Nevada's $170 million “Blockchain City” Cuts Employee Count By 10 percent

Nevada's $170 million “Blockchain City” Cuts Employee Count By 10 percent

 The App The EmailMenuReadingAboutNew York Times,Many of the former employees’ duties have since passed on to engineers at Slock.it, a blockchain advisory firm Blockchains LLC acquired in June 2019. Slock.it, based in Germany, was responsible for coding the 2016 experimental “DAO” fund, which suffered a $50 million hack.Blockchain LLC emerged in late 2018, at the height of blockchain hype. Projects advocating the glories of the decentralized future were generating enormous investments; blockchain gambling platform EOS alone purportedly raised $4 billion from starry-eyed retail...

March 1, 2020
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Rapper Akon kicks off construction for world's first "crypto city"

Rapper Akon kicks off construction for world's first "crypto city"

Senegal has given the green light to build Akon City—a 2,000-acre metropolis that will trade exclusively in a digital currency called Akoin. Africa is to get the world’s first “crypto city.” Musician and entrepreneur Akon tweeted on Monday that he now has official approval to build “Akon City” in Senegal. The singer is of Senegalese descent and first revealed plans for Africa’s most futuristic metropolis over 18 months ago. At the time, he said the city will be built on 2,000 acres of land gifted to him by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall. It will trade exclusively in Akon’s digital...

March 10, 2020
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