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Blockchain Anonymity: Opt In Privacy Is Not Privacy At All In Crypto

The fact that the first part of the word cryptocurrency literally means “hidden” should tell you something about the importance of privacy to the founders of blockchain technology. They and the earliest adopters had seen how easily people’s lives were laid bare by the harvest and sale of online personal data. They sought solutions then. They continue seeking solutions now. They aren’t alone. More than 60 percent of Americans said they “would like to do more” to protect their online data, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center study. The deep and growing desire for better online personal data protection...

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Ripple Joins A Huge Spanish Bank

As previously reported, Ripple (XRP) seems to be one of the few cryptocurrencies that seems to be undeterred by the negative speculation currently affecting the market. In a recent announcement, Banco Santander, the Spanish financial giant, advised that they will be launching a new app for smartphones and other mobile devices that will be underpinned by Ripple innovative blockchain technology. This is massive news for Ripple, and for Santander itself. With its branches worldwide, this partnership will make Santander the first and only UK bank prepared to introduce distributed ledger technology (the technical term for blockchain) into an app that...

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Amazon Unlikely To Accept Cryptocurrency

Speculation has been rife in the alternative finance industry that Amazon, one of the largest global conglomerates in the world, will soon be taking an interest in Bitcoin, Litecoin, or some other cryptocurrency. However, such speculation seems to fly in the face of how a corporation like Amazon works. So where do such rumours come from? Well, some of it is purely wishful thinking and false predictions. Amazon is known for its innovations in customer service, and its tendency to be in the vanguard of new developments in popular culture. Therefore, the assumption is made that, if there is sufficient...

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Here’s Why You Will Not Get Paid From Your Job In Crypto

Cryptocurrency was designed to eventually replace traditional fiat currency, but there could be one vital part that is stopping this from happening. Your employer cannot currently pay you in cryptocurrency. Whilst this of course would likely change if virtual currencies started becoming more mainstream, but, at present, this is simply not the case. Here are just some of the reasons why... Some laws don’t allow it... This is particularly apparent in the US, stating in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that employers must meet at least a portion of the minimum-wage requirements by paying workers in cash or cheques....

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Your Selfie Could Now Earn You Virtual Money

If you are a fan of taking selfies or documenting your day through photos, this new startup could be perfect for you. Selfllery aims to create a new take on all of the popular picture sharing platforms on social media; from the likes of Instagram and Snapchat, but with a cryptocurrency twist. Approximately 1.2 trillion photos were taken last year, so the founders could really be onto something here. So Selfllery has a mechanism in place whereby users can make money from their photos. For many, it can create a thrill or a buzz when they see that someone has...

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