December 2020 / 163 posts found

Seeking consent before sex? There’s a blockchain-based app for that

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So you’ve enjoyed a lovely date; you’re sharing a cab home; things are going great. You suggest a nightcap and your companion agrees. There’s magic in the air, the sexual tension is at boiling point, and you’re both all set to do the deed. What better way to kill the vibe than to whip out an app on your phone to request consent? That’s what LegalFling’s upcoming app is all about. With just a swipe, you’ll be able to secure explicit consent before engaging in a sexual act with one or more persons, complete with a binding legal contract and […]

Ethereum Miners Eye NVIDIA’s RTX 30 Series GPU as RTX 3080 Offers 3-4x Better Performance in Eth | Hardware Times

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Images have surfaced on China’s Baidu forums showing crypto-miners hoarding NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards in the dozens. Considering that the launch date is still several days away, it’s a surprise that these miners were able to get their hands on so many units: Update: The first two images were from retailers (misleading). Removed. Sorry :/ Update 2: Turns out that this is Inno3D’s testing lab, not a mining farm 🙂 In the above image, you can see a mining farm using up to 8 GeForce RTX 3080 cards, possibly the iChill variant from Inno3D. As per the […]

What Blockchain Could Mean for Marketing

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Executive Summary In recent years, a major pain point for brands and advertisers has been the lack of transparency and accountability in being able to ascertain how their ad dollars have been spent. Digital advertising is complex, because ensuring that the media that was purchased was actually delivered as it was intended, is non-trival today. Ad fraud is pervasive, and costs marketers and publishers significant amount of money. Blockchain can make data-driven marketing more transparent by validating and analyzing every consumer’s journey through verified ad delivery, confirming that a real person saw the ad as per the specifics of a […]

Bitcoin Mining Company Riot Blockchain Passes $1B in Market Cap – CoinDesk

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Please consider using a different web browser for better experience. Bitcoin Mining Company Riot Blockchain Passes $1B in Market Cap Dec 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. UTCUpdated Dec 28, 2020 at 4:38 p.m. UTC This content was originally published here.

Why Bitcoin Is the Most Dangerous Global Scam in 20 Years

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Originally published by Vivek Wadhwa on LinkedIn: “Why Bitcoin Is the Largest Ponzi Scheme in Human History” Believing these people, and afraid to miss out on the gold rush, small-time investors, grandma and grandpa, and barbers and taxi drivers invested their life savings in companies such as Pets.com, Webvan, and eToys. The bubble burst, and they lost everything. Through a transfer of wealth in the billions of dollars from Main Street to Wall Street, VCs, unscrupulous CEOs, and bankers had effectively enriched themselves at the expense of hundreds of thousands of ordinary investors, leaving them to despair about their futures. History is […]

$700 Million Worth of Synthetic Bitcoin Is Circulating on the Ethereum Blockchain | Bitcoin News

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$700 Million Worth of Synthetic Bitcoin Is Circulating on the Ethereum Blockchain According to onchain data, there’s now 69,836 synthetic bitcoin tokens (over $700 million) circulating on the Ethereum blockchain. Out of the six synthetic bitcoin token projects, wrapped bitcoin (WBTC) commands the largest number of coins with over 63% and 44,622 WBTC. Synthetic bitcoin (BTC) has grown massively in recent weeks and since news.Bitcoin.com’s last report on the subject, there was 38,021 BTC circulating on the Ethereum chain. Since then, that metric has jumped more than 83% as there’s now 69,836 synthetic bitcoin tokens in the wild on September […]

Bitcoin price breaks above $12,000 for new all-time high record

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Bitcoin broke above the $12,000 mark Wednesday morning Asia-time, as the cryptocurrency continued its march higher.

Vitalik Just Gave $300K in Crypto to Three Ethereum Startups – CoinDesk

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Vitalik Buterin, the creator of ethereum, has just donated $300,000 in cryptocurrency to three blockchain startups – apparently making the decision in response to a Twitter thread. The three projects receiving the 1,000 ETH grants are Prysmatic Labs, ChainSafe Systems and Sigma Prime. All are projects working to build the blockchain network’s next iteration, ethereum 2.0. Sigma Prime is building an ethereum 2.0 client called Lighthouse, Prysmatic Labs is working on ethereum scalability and ChainSafe is also building an ethereum 2.0 client. The move came in response to a twitter thread in which prominent members of the ethereum community discussed ways […]

How To Track Official Election Results On Ethereum And EOS

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The official U.S. election results posted by the Associated Press will use two different blockchains to prove the results at any given time are official. For the first time ever, the official U.S. Presidential election results will be posted on the ethereum and EOS blockchains by the Associated Press.  Beyond just posting the results though, the AP is using the blockchains behind the scenes in its own application programming interface (API), meaning anyone tapping into the official AP results can verify the accuracy using the blockchain data. As Facebook, Twitter and others have taken advanced steps to fight off false […]

BITCOIN Is An Illuminati Scam That Could Cause You To Lose Everything | WorldTruth.Tv

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As there are so many noobs buying into the “Bitcoin casino” right now, especially in Asia, the crypto-currency is now attracting a lot of people who think it’s just like a corporate stock. In other words, they assume it’s regulated by somebody, that its promoters are subject to laws of some kind, and that the “Bitcoin company” must have all kinds of assets, earnings and profits. Otherwise, why would its value keep rising, right? These assumptions are, of course, completely false. Bitcoin is an entirely different beast… which is what some of us really liked about the Bitcoin structure in […]