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Second-Largest Indian State to Use Blockchain in Various Spheres

[ad_1] The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra is preparing a regulatory sandbox for testing blockchain solutions across various applications. According to a report by Indian English-language news daily DNA India on Aug. 19, the government aims to apply blockchain technology in supply chains, agricultural marketing, vehicle registration and document management. The Maharashtra Information Technology Directorate will lead the development and the government has already earmarked 100 million rupees (~$1.4 million)
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The Most Important Aspect of Bitcoin Is the Separation of Money and State

[ad_1] Many cryptocurrency supporters believe the technology allows for the separation of money and state in a manner that’s never been seen before. Governments inflict two forms of robbery against nonviolent citizens by forcing them to pay taxes while also stealing from them silently through inflation. Now there’s a wide array of digital currencies competing in different ways to help remove the parasitic behavior perpetrated by the oligarchy. Also read:
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Why Blockchain Technology is Important for Data Privacy

[ad_1] Centralized companies leaking data has become somewhat commonplace in recent years, and that is only slated to only get worse. With more and more of our lives online, we need systems in place to protect our digital information. Using blockchain technology, our data could be much, much safer. Data Leaks Centralized companies leak information more often than you may think. Simple errors in network configurations or access privileges result
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Would Blockchain Better Protect User Data Than FaceApp? Experts Answer

[ad_1] FaceApp — the mobile application that has blown up your Instagram feed with pictures of your followers as old people, the opposite gender or babies — has raised a lot of concerns about potential privacy violations for users that upload their photos to be edited. Rumors have circulated that the application might even be taking users’ photos from their phones and uploading them to the FaceApp cloud server without
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Coinbase and Barclays Part Ways, Will UK Users Be Affected?

[ad_1] It is being reported that Barclays, the London-based global bank, recently stopped banking for Coinbase, the United States-based crypto exchange. Coinbase reportedly found a quick replacement in the form of another United Kingdom-based establishment, ClearBank. While Barclays connected San Francisco-based Coinbase to the U.K. Faster Payments Scheme (FPS), enabling instant withdrawals and deposits of British pounds at the exchange, ClearBank won’t offer the exchange the same service until at least
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Silvergate Bank Plans to Offer Cryptocurrency-Collateralized Loans

[ad_1] The holding company of cryptocurrency-friendly Silvergate Bank, Silvergate Capital Corporation, announced that the firm plans to offer cryptocurrency-collateralized loans.In an S1/A form filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 15 the bank notes:“We believe there may be attractive opportunities to provide digital currency borrowing facilities to deepen our high quality customer relationships and further enhance our interest income.”In the document, the firm states that it
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Bitcoin Circles $10,400 as Altcoins Rally, XRP Posts 10% Gains

[ad_1] Sunday, Aug. 18 — Crypto markets are seeing a strong surge of green, with altcoins posting the strongest gains and Bitcoin (BTC) circling the $10,400 mark.Market visualization. Source: Coin360After yesterday’s correction, BTC is today up nearly 2%, bringing it to $10,393 by press time. While still roughly $1,000 short of its price point at the start of its 7-day chart,  (Aug. 11), today’s recovery has kept the top coin comfortably
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US Lawmakers to Visit Switzerland to Discuss Crypto, Facebook’s Libra

[ad_1] A delegation of the United States House of Representatives will visit Switzerland on cryptocurrency concerns, with Facebook’s not-yet-released stablecoin Libra being in the focus.As local weekly news outlet NZZ am Sonntag reported on Aug. 17, a six-member delegation from the House Financial Services Committee is going to meet with Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) Adrian Lobsiger to exchange views about digital currencies.A spokesperson told NZZ am
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Bitcoin Price Will Go From $20,000 to $50,000 by 2021: Analyst

[ad_1] Economist and crypto analyst Alex Krüger believes that $20,000 won’t be the all-time high (ATH) bitcoin price for much longer. Expect Bitcoin Price to Hit $50,000 In a Twitter thread published on Saturday (August 17, 2019), Krüger outlined his argument for the bitcoin price going as high as $50,000 by 2021 at the latest. According to Krüger, there is a far greater weight of positive driving factors than any