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The Blockchain Can Help Us Clean up Our Act – The Merkle

If you think a lot of talk about blockchains is garbage, it’s only fitting to let you know that some of it is. Yet another use for blockchain technology has been revealed, and that’s to help us clean up our act. Literally. The superstar technology that’s putting food on the tables of the poorest households is also ensuring efficient waste ...

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ASUS to Release 20 Graphics Card ‘Mining Master’ Motherboard in Fall 2018

U.S. hardware manufacturer ASUS formally announced the release of its “second generation” cryptocurrency mining motherboard on May 30. The new product, dubbed the H370 Mining Master Motherboard, sees the company attempt to corner the increasingly crowded market by targeting high-demand users. It follows the release of the B250 Mining Expert in August 2017. ASUS meanwhile said plans to launch its ...

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Blockchain-Based Architecture For Project Management

Amid the meteoric rise of the global freelance economy, entrepreneurs, creative nomads and independent teams are becoming a large majority of today’s workforce. As this new model for work develops, establishing productive working systems between contractors, businesses and talent becomes a key component to success. For many businesses, managing the dynamics of an already dynamic ecosystem can seem arduous. The ...

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Bitcoin Price Won’t Correlate With XRP Forever

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Blockchain pioneer and Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, believes the high correlation that historically exists between the bitcoin price and XRP could end. The catalyst for that divergence, he suggested to CNBC, is investors understanding the siloed use cases that each project has to offer. “There’s a very high ...

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German Government Raids Apartment, Confiscates and Sells $14M in Bitcoin – The Merkle

Earlier this week, German mainstream media outlet Der Tagesspiegel reported that local authorities had raided the apartment of a criminal group and confiscated more than $14 million in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Cash, and Ether. Waited Out Hard Forks German law enforcement arrested members of a criminal group and raided their residences around June 2017. Almost immediately ...

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The Month For Giving Back

For most of us, the month of May is something to forget. The lingering question: was April’s spectacular crypto price performance a sign of a reversal in the 2018 crypto downturn or just a savage trick designed to draw us back into a buying mode?  Whatever the answer, May did little to restore confidence. For what any opinion is worth, ...

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AI, Low Energy Consumption to Make Mining More Profitable

A company from Switzerland, Swiss Alps Energy AG (SAE), is planning to return the mining industry to high profits. The plan includes using clean yet cheap energy sources to feed mining rigs, consuming much less energy. The SAE estimates ROI from its mining operation will be over 200% in the next two years if the prices of cryptocurrencies continue to ...

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Beats Headphones Inventor to Hold ‘Monster’ $300 Million ICO

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Monster Products, the inventor of the Beats headphones line has informed the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it intends to hold an initial coin offering (ICO), public documents show. According to an SEC filing dated May 25, Monster hopes to raise as much as $300 ...

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Decentralized Islamic Bank Hada DBank Lands First Corporate Client – The Merkle

Blockchain-based Islamic banking pioneer Hada DBank is working to appeal to the 1.3 billion customers of Islamic banking around the world particularly common in the Middle East, East Asia and North African regions. The bank offers transparency, crowdfunding, interest-free solutions centered on investment and equitable distribution of resources among token holders in accordance with the principles of Islamic Banking. Disclosure: ...

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Central Bank Digital Currency ‘not Clearly Superior to’ Existing Infrastructure

Hong Kong will not currently issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC), citing the existence of already efficient payment infrastructure, according to a government press release published yesterday, May 30. Joseph Chan, the Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury in the Legislative Council, said in response to questions about both the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and the ...

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