Floyd Mayweather Promotes an ICO on Instagram

Conor-McGregor-Floyd-Mayweather-detailsAmerican five-division world champion professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has just used social media photo-sharing app Instagram to promote an upcoming initial coin offering for Stox, a prediction market platform that is launching its crowdsale on August 2. Continue reading

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U.S. Securities Laws May Apply to Token Sales

SECUnited States Securities Laws May Apply to Offers, Sales, and Trading of Interests in Virtual Organizations as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stated today in a press release that the offering and sale of digital tokens “are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws”. Continue reading

Dogecoin, the Shiba Inu Cryptocurrency

Dogecoin is an open source peer-to-peer crypto-currency created on December 6, 2013 bydogecoin-300 Billy Marker, an American former engineer at IBM, as a joke or a parody currency featuring the Shiba Inu dog from the “Doge” Internet meme as its logo. Continue reading

The Illinois Blockchain Initiative Hackathon

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The state of Illinois will host the IBI Hack, a 30 day virtual hackathon which starts on July 1st.
The aim of this hackacthon is to bring students together to build blockchain applications with the potential to permanently shape the public sector. Continue reading

The U.S. Marshals Bitcoin Auction

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When the infamous darknet marketplace Silk Road was shut down by the F.B.I on October 2013, the U.S. government seized roughly 144,000 bitcoins and the U.S. Marshals’ office announced that they will sell the seized bitcoins in a three-part auction. Continue reading

10 years before Bitcoin, Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon

Science-fiction writers are supposed to be ahead of their time, and this is what Neal Stephenson proved us in his prophetic novel, Cryptonomicon published in 1999.

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Here is a little taste of his amazing predictive book. Continue reading