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Blockchain Plays an Unlikely Role in the Global Battle for Human Rights

[ad_1] It’s a nightmarish scenario that is sadly familiar to many who are seeking work in foreign countries. Slavery and human trafficking — these are criminal industries that continue to flourish in many regions across the globe. Such problems may seem distant and abstract to the average consumer in more developed regions, but it’s a very real problem for millions of people. Many retail products can be traced back through supply
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Platform Will Support More Cryptocurrencies and Possibly Lightning Network

[ad_1] During an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph, BitPay CEO Stephen Pair said that the platform would soon add support for more cryptocurrencies, along with a possible Lighting Network integration.While Pair was unable to disclose which cryptos would be added to the platform next, he mentioned there’s focus on the top performing blockchains with the highest market capitalization. He said:“I’m not going to specifically name which ones we will add, but
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How To Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Using Paypal

[ad_1] These days there are myriad ways people can purchase cryptocurrencies, and the payment platform Paypal is a popular choice. Multiple crypto brokerage services and exchanges allow people to buy digital currencies with the payment option. The following post is a simple guide and list of exchanges that support Paypal payments so you can get started buying crypto with the service. Also Read: How To Start Using Bitcoin: Buying, Storing,
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Waves Launched a Non-Profit Association Under German Law

[ad_1] According to a Feb. 3 press release, open source blockchain platform Waves established a non-profit organization called Waves Association in Frankfurt, Germany to provide effective governance for its own ecosystem, Web3, and to foster the development of DLTs, including public and private blockchain protocols. Uniting six countries The Waves Association will be represented by ten community members from six different countries: Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Russia. Waves founder
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MATIC Surges 22% as Staking Goes Live, Is Another Parabolic Rally Inbound?

[ad_1] Matic Network (MATIC)  rallied 21% today after the team announced staking is now live on the testnet. Will this be the catalyst to push the asset back to last year’s dizzying heights?  Did Matic just rise from the dead? Matic had a meteoric rise in price last year, tripling its initial token price and climbing to $0.04 cents in a parabolic bull run. The token then flash crashed 50%
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3 Reasons Why Tron MPC Torch Stunt Won’t “Reshape the Internet”

[ad_1] Tron CEO, Justin Sun, has announced a plan to introduce a privacy protocol for the Internet named “MPC Torch.” Such an ambitious claim is dubious given the project’s lackluster history and Sun’s reputation for failing to deliver on bold promises. 1. The Tron network is failing to attract legitimate adoption Whereas Tron is designed to compete with Ethereum, since its much-hailed IPO in September, 2017 the platform has become
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5 Mining Operations Command More Than 50% of BTC’s Network Hashrate

[ad_1] The cryptocurrency community has been discussing mining centralization after a report was published that disclosed five mining operations command more than 50% of the BTC hashrate. At the time of publication, between F2pool, Poolin, Btc.com, and Antpool, the pools are hashing more than 59% of the BTC network hashrate. Also read: Bitcoin Verde’s New Project Aims to Promote Bitcoin Cash Node Diversity Data-Driven Report Says BTC Hashrate Distribution Is
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Tech Like Blockchain Will Transform Chinese Economy, Bank Chair Says

[ad_1] Digital transformation is a national priority for China, and it’s being integrated into both enterprise and banks and other services industries.According to a Feb. 4 report from Economic Information Daily, chairman of Minsheng Bank Hong Qi said:“The full adoption of digital technologies such as blockchain is expected to accelerate the digital transformation and upgrade its agriculture, manufacturing, finance and other services in the next 10 years.”  China Minsheng Bank
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Hackers Stole and Encrypted Data of 5 U.S. Law Firms, Demand 2 Crypto Ransoms

[ad_1] Hackers compromised five United States law firms and demanded two 100 Bitcoin (BTC) (over $933,000 at press time) ransoms from each firm: one to restore access to the data, one to delete their copy instead of selling it.According to data shared with Cointelegraph by cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, the hacker group — called Maze — already started publishing part of the data stolen from the aforementioned firms. Two of the
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Minecraft Meets Bitcoin With ‘Satoshi Quest’ Treasure Hunt

[ad_1] A new Minecraft server called SatoshiQuest has been launched, providing an online treasure hunt where the prize is real bitcoin. Players pay $1 in bitcoin to play, which is pooled into a prize fund for the winner to find. Rinse. Repeat. A New Way To Mine Bitcoin Each player has a unique in game wallet address linked to their Minecraft user ID. Buying a life in the treasure hunt