Fuck Aladdin, CRYPTO is the only live action film we want to see

Fuck Aladdin, CRYPTO is the only live action film we want to see

Fuck, it’s real. The official trailer for CRYPTO, Hollywood‘s attempt at a cryptocurrency movie, has finally dropped. Fuck fuck fuck fuck. CRYPTO (somehow) stars Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth, and Alexis Bledel. It centers on a “financial sector prodigy” (Beau Knapp) re-assigned to the small town of Elba for being too damn good at his job. While in exile, he is seemingly tasked with tracking the masterminds of an underground Bitcoin money laundering ring (awesome). At one point, the main character exclaims:

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Bitcoin mining profits rise for first time in over a year

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Despite news in recent months that cryptocurrency mining establishments have been shutting down, or ending contracts, profits earned from Bitcoin BTC mining have begun to rise, blockchain research group Diar reports. However, this comes after some of the worst months for Bitcoin mining to date. According to Diar, in February mining revenue fell to the lowest point for the last 19 months. Just $195 million worth of Bitcoin was minted, 10 percent less than in the previous month. It was

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Financial bigwigs are still shitting on Bitcoin

Financial bigwigs are still shitting on Bitcoin

For years, financial bigwigs have criticized cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, BTC while often lauding its underlying blockchain technology. At times, their negative comments about cryptocurrency have been followed by their institution’s active interest in decentralized ledger technology – with some going as far as filing cryptocurrency-related patents and launching blockchain-based pilots. With this in mind, we decided to take a look at some of the comments made by prominent heads of financial institutions to try and get a better idea on

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Coinbase handed out a $30K bounty for a critical bug in its systems

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Another day, another bug. Cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase has handed out a massive $30,000 bug bounty for a critical vulnerability in its systems. The flaw was logged on February 12 via Coinbase‘s vulnerability disclosure program on HackerOne. A Coinbase spokesperson confirmed to Hard Fork the vulnerability has since been fixed, but could not provide any further details about the issue in question. The vulnerability report is closed to the public, but considering the high bounty of $30,000, it seems the

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We tagged Amsterdam Central Station with naughty Bitcoin graffiti

We tagged Amsterdam Central Station with naughty Bitcoin graffiti

The White House has been tagged with digital Bitcoin BTC graffiti, thanks to a new augmented reality platform powered by cryptocurrency. Satoshi’s World allows anyone in the world to add text, images, and GIFs to real world settings for a small Bitcoin fee. Posts are made viewable through a special Google Maps feed. It was launched over the weekend, and it took just a few hours for “bitcoin” to be scrawled across the White House. Found it pic.twitter.com/11UfbvSkUL — Neeraj K.

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Dark Web Bitcoin transactions doubled in 2018

Dark Web Bitcoin transactions doubled in 2018

If you didn’t notice, today is Monday, January 21, which means two things. One, it’s time for another Moonday Mornings; and two, it’s the most depressing day of the year – apparently. Goodthing we have a wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain news for you. Check it out: 1. A Swedish cryptocurrency trader owes his country’s authorities over $1 million (10 million SEK) in taxes, after trading Bitcoin BTC over 10,000 times. According to local news, Linus Dunkers

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The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security – TechCrunch

The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security – TechCrunch

A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking their Coinbase accounts. The tide had gone out from the beach. Tokens and blockchains were supposed to change the world; how come nobody was using them? In most cases, still, nobody is

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Bitcoin con artists charged with $51M investment scam

Bitcoin con artists charged with $51M investment scam

In Taipei, a group of Bitcoin BTC con artists have been charged with running an elaborate cryptocurrency scam that defrauded local and foreign investors out of millions of dollars. Authorities formally charged a 47-year-old man surnamed Lin, along with six accomplices, with violating Taiwan‘s Banking and Multi-Level Marketing Supervision acts with a fake Bitcoin investment scam, reports FocusTaiwan. Since October 2016, police say Lin and co. attracted $51 million from over 1,000 Taiwanese investors. The scammers are also charged with

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Blockchain startup Zwoop collapses following cancellation of ICO

Blockchain startup Zwoop collapses following cancellation of ICO

VC-backed cryptocurrency startup Zwoop has gone into administration. According to an exclusive report by The Telegraph’s James Cook, the company’s board of directors filed for administration at the end of November last year. As a result, employees and suppliers from all over the world have been left with unpaid wages and bills, according to sources. Zwoop, founded by Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Gadotti, raised $13 million from Robert Friedland, an American-Canadian billionaire and mining tycoon. Friedland is also the founder of

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5 of the best podcasts to get you into cryptocurrency and blockchain

5 of the best podcasts to get you into cryptocurrency and blockchain

Getting into blockchain and cryptocurrency can be pretty threatening to newbies – especially because the space is so flush with buzzwords and fancy marketing lingo. Usually, we would recommend going straight to the source and catching up on the original Bitcoin white paper, as laid out by its mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Or alternatively, reading up on the relevant literature (link to matt’s book piece to be included). But if you happen to learn better by listening than reading, then you

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