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Voatz: The Next Generation In Voting

Overstock’s Medici Ventures and Techstars led a Series A round for the Blockchain-based mobile voting platform, Voatz, who’s platform uses Blockchain technology to allow users to vote in a range of elections though a secured device. The funding was also helped by Oakhouse Partners and Urban Innovation Fund. Voatz have announced that the funding will be used to invest in developing their system. They aim to improve the usability and accessibility as well as boosting security now that it is launching new partnerships with cities, states and other ‘international jurisdictions’. A pilot effort was recently conducted by Voatz with the...

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The FBI & Blockchain: Investigation into SIM Swapping

One of the leading crypto exchanges suffered a loss of 7,000 Bitcoins, priced at more than $40 million, last month which was a big surprise for the industry. Of course, unless you’ve been living under a rock the past month, you will know that exchange was Binance. It seems to now be a hot trend, a crime gaining popularity among elite programmers and fintech experts to exploit loopholes in smart contracts and vulnerabilities in crypto platforms. Chainalysis notes that hackers have stolen cryptocurrency amounting to $2 billion since 2017. In fact, an associate blockchain editor at the MIT Technology Review,...

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Blockchain OS To Launch through China’s Biggest Search Engine

One of the biggest purveyors of blockchain-based technology in the world is China and now, the country’s biggest player in the search engine space, Baidu is getting in the game in an effort to support the creation and development of decentralised applications (dApps). With it being of its top ten holdings, the latest foray by Baidu could help boost the Emerging Markets Internet & e-commerce ETF, which brings both technology and EM into just one ETF. “The Baidu Blockchain Engine (BBE) is essentially an operating system for dApp development and is part of the company’s cloud computing unit, Baidu Cloud,”...

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Mt Gox: Former CEO Launching New Blockchain Venture

When Mt. Gox was hacked, hundreds of investors were left out of pocket and at a loss for words. The man behind the operation, Mark Karpeles is now as disgraced as the exchange but that hasn’t stopped him announcing some new plans for the future of his time in the blockchain space. The now infamous exchange was based in Tokyo, Japan and just 3-4 years after it was started in 2010, Mt. Gox was dealing with more than seventy percent of all Bitcoin transactions on a global scale. So when the exchange collapsed, jaws hit the floor. It seems jaws...

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The Development Of Blockchain & Crypto In Malta

Blockchain is one of those things where you either love it or you hate it. It has divided many opinions from many authorities around the world. If you’re reading this article, you are probably a fan of blockchain but in places like China, they oppress the industry and are even trying to ban coins. But then places like Malta are paving the way for blockchain business, are giving a inch of hope to an emerging industry. As reported by the Daily Hodl: “Last year, the Maltese government took a historic step towards legalizing blockchain and cryptocurrency. Malta was the first...

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