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Blockchain To Be Tested For International Money Transfers

One of the major problems with Bitcoin is executing a transaction. The Bitcoin exchanges are slow (up to an hour or more) and costly (~$30). According to a press release, Ripple has a blockchain transaction mechanism called the XRP Ledger … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Stat Check

Here’s a stat check from Kickstarter: Of the 385,810 total projects, only 35.6% were successful as of today. The top five crowdfunding categories (in order) are: Music, Film, Games, Publishing and Art. In the Music category: 10% raised <$1,000; 71% raised … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Gets Amazon Buyout

Another crowdfunder has hit it big, leaving its donors in the proverbial dust. Blink, one of the first wireless security cameras, raised $200,000 in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2014, later to raise up to $1 million there pre-selling … Continue reading

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Estonia Planning A Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering

Notwithstanding the European Central Bank’s “veto” of the use of national crypto-currencies, Estonia (of all countries) will apparently launch its own Initial Coin Offering. The TokenEST ICO will run on the Ethereum blockchain and is intended to raise US$30 million. … Continue reading

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IndieGoGo Sponsors Crowdfund ICO

Rewards-based crowdfunding portal Indiegogo, which has partnered with the registered funding portal Microventures, is the first to sponsor what appears to be a Regulation D accredited investor only Initial Coin Offering. T he ICO is offering a Simple Agreement for Future … Continue reading

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SEC Warns Professionals About Bitcoins

As the futures price of Bitcoin surged past the spot price on the first official day of futures trading on the Cboe, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ramped up his warning. In a public memo, Chairman Clayton … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Futures Market Opens

You can now legally bet on the price of a Bitcoin. The CBOE commodities exchange is offering futures contracts to those who can put up the margin of +/-44% or $4,400 per $10,000 contract. The symbol is “XBT” and these … Continue reading

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