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Blockchain-Powered Solutions for Media in Crisis

In the US and around the world, quality journalism is going through difficult times. Against the backdrop of steadily declining trust in the mainstream press, systemic issues like the ever-intensifying political polarization of the media, proliferation of fake news, and asymmetric power relations between platforms and publishers, among others, stand in the way of the press striving to fulfill its ...

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Iranians Turn to Bitcoin Amid Nuclear Deal Crisis

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced the country’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the restoring of sanctions on the theocratic regime. In response, Iranians are turning to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency to protect their savings from potential future banking restrictions and currency volatility as sanctions storm in. Iranians Turn to Bitcoin, Despite Launch of Local Cryptocurrency ...

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Can Blockchain Help the Data Crisis? | Not Likely

In 2007, as the financial crisis took flight, the market was introduced to Bitcoin and blockchain. Both were supposed to be the markets savior, and, for a while, Bitcoin and blockchain did the job. Now, however, we have entered into a new crisis: a data crisis. So the question on everyone’s mind is, can blockchain help the data crisis? Can ...

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First Bitcoin, Now Ethereum Faces Governance Crisis

One month ago, Ethereum’s cofounder Vitalik Buterin said the project’s governance is “not that bad.” Talk about damning with faint praise. Ethereum presently finds itself in the same position Bitcoin was in for several years: a decision needs to be made, but the project lacks a formal governance structure. What decision? Ethereum uses a Turing-complete programming language, and that gives ...

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Canadian Cryptocurrency Exchange | Einstein to Tackle Fentanyl Crisis

Out of all of the announcements cryptocurrency exchanges have made over the last month or so, this has got to be my favorite. On Tuesday, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, Einstein, announced that it plans to tackle the fentanyl epidemic. This, of course, is not an epidemic one would have thought a crypto exchange would have focused on solving, but that doesn’t ...

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Overcoming the Crisis of Fake News

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. The article is penned by Fox Holt, Vice President of Delphy Fake news was a term that had hardly crossed ...

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New Project to Tackle Crypto Energy Crisis by Generati… | News

As the cryptocurrency market expands, so too does the volume of energy required to maintain it. If the Bitcoin market alone continues to progress at its current rate, it will soon consume more energy annually than countries such as Peru. One potential solution to this issue is renewable energy; and that is where 4NEW hopes to come into play. Describing themselves as ...

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Cryptocurrencies Offer Financial Freedom During Times of Crisis

Many people often wonder what the point of cryptocurrencies is. In the Western world, the demand for financial freedom is not overly apparent. Consumers are content with entrusting their money to third parties without giving it a second thought. In countries suffering from an economic crisis, there is a dire need for Bitcoin and consorts. It is the only path ...

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Economist That Predicted the 2008 Financial Crisis is Not a Fan of Bitcoin or Blockchain, Here’s Why

There are a lot of people in the world criticizing Bitcoin (BTC). Others, on the other hand, have fallen madly in love with the digital currency and the technology behind it, deemed blockchain. Regardless, it is important for the world to be aware of what people are saying about the cryptocurrency industry, whether it be positive or negative opinions that ...

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Blockchain to Ease Migrant Crisis, but Crypto a Misnomer

The uses for blockchain technology are endless. This year will see thousands of startups getting on the block bandwagon to launch their own platforms. Some things have already been done, and many will be repeated. Using the blockchain for philanthropic purposes however is a step ahead of the rest. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos billionaire investor George ...

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