Month: May 2018

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Farms on Wheels, a Hotel, and Even a Simulator for Miners

With 80 percent of all bitcoins already mined, and the hashrate of the network reaching all-time highs, in today’s Bitcoin in Brief we are covering some news from the world of crypto mining. An Italian company is developing mobile mining farms, while in Russia a mining hotel offers an opportunity to legally earn cryptocurrency. And, …

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitgrail and Btcxchange Crypto Traders in Troubled Waters

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief – crypto traders are in trouble due to issues with the trading platforms they have trusted. Hacked Italian Bitgrail exchange is closed again after a brief reopening. It suspended operations on request from the court of Florence, following a petition  filed on behalf of one of its creditors. Also, beleaguered …

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Miner One Brings Bitcoin to the Stars, Launches Mining Rig Into Space

Bitcoin is One Step Closer to Literally Becoming a Moonshot Cryptocurrency has seen its fair share of highs and lows, but one Bitcoin mining firm’s PR stunt is quite literally bringing digital assets to new heights. On Monday, Miner One launched a hydrogen balloon carrying crypto mining equipment over 35,000 meters into the stratosphere, a …

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Qlink (QLC) & The Quest to Reimagine Telecommunications

What is Qlink (QLC)? Qlink is building a platform for distributed telecommunications. Instead of receiving your phone service from a wireless provider, Qlink imagines a system where you buy connectivity from your peers. That might mean leasing access to someone’s wifi, receiving cell signal from a base station in someone’s home, or selling your unused …

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Microsociety Fort Galt in Chile Uses Bitcoin to Build Anew

Cryptocurrencies function in a myriad of ways, from stores of value to mediums of exchange, embedded payment systems, vehicles for smart contracts. A use case perhaps underappreciated is the potential for digital assets to facilitate freer societies. Micro-societies, breakaway camps, isles of autonomy are in various states of construction around the world. One of the …

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Six Alternatives to Telegram for Cryptocurrency Communities

Telegram is great…when it works. Unfortunately, the crypto world’s favorite messaging app is prone to periodically going down due to technical failures and what seems like repeated attempts by the Russian security services to meddle. Over-reliance on Telegram is a classic case of over-centralization. For cryptocurrency projects seeking a fallback alternative, the following options are …

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