Tag: Bitcoin

LinkedIn: ‘Blockchain developer’ is the fastest-growing U.S. job

“Blockchain developer” is the top emerging job in the U.S. — according to data  published in LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report. Blockchain has come a long way since Satoshi Nakamoto developed a cryptocurrency that allowed strangers to conduct financial transactions anonymously and without the need for intermediaries, such as banks. Bitcoin, as the […]

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Google’s top search trends in 2018: World Cup, celebrity deaths, and … ‘What is Bitcoin?’

Apple has shared some of its 2018 highlights, as has Google Play and YouTube — today its the turn of Google Search to feed our hunger for data-infused year-in-review tidbits. In what has been an annual tradition for some time, Google has broken down the top trending searches on the search engine for […]

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French tobacco shops will sell Bitcoin and Ethereum starting January 2019

Tobacco shops are a staple of daily life across France, selling cigarettes, newspapers, magazines, and lottery tickets. But starting in January, these most traditional of merchants will take a plunge into the future by adding cryptocurrencies to their wares. The French Federation of Tobacco Vendors (“French Confédération Nationale des Buralistes”), […]

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Google’s G Suite Twitter account briefly promoted a bitcoin giveaway scam

Twitter has quite a few ongoing problems, but perhaps none of them are as amusing as the ever-constant cryptocurrency giveaway spam. For months, scammers have impersonated celebrities (especially Elon Musk) to trick people into giving them bitcoin, but some have actually managed to hack high-profile accounts — including one of Google’s. The G Suite Twitter […]

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French spy used darknet to sell access to national mass-surveillance databases

A cop working for the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (the French national domestic surveillance agency) used the darknet marketplace Black Hand to sell access to France’s prodigious national surveillance apparatus to criminals: give him a phone number and he’d track its location; give him a name and he’d tell you whether that […]

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Construction to begin on 36 megawatt Moroccan wind farm for Bitcoin mining

Enlarge / An artist’s rendering of a combination Bitcoin mine and turbine farm. reader comments 10 Share this story Morocco has a lot of prime real estate for wind energy along its southern coast. But without robust transmission lines to move electricity from there to more populated centers, a traditional wind energy company might wait […]

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SEC to review decision rejecting bitcoin ETFs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (By Trevor Hunnicutt and Michelle Price, Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it will review a decision by its staff to block nine bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds from coming to market. Staff at the SEC on Wednesday rejected applications for new funds from three […]

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And now a verified ‘Donald J. Trump’ Twitter account is scamming crypto

Well, he *might* tweet something that dumb…Image: screenshot/twitter By Jack Morse2018-08-01 19:52:39 UTC President Donald J. Trump has made a lot of absurd promises over the course of his career, but free cryptocurrency is still not one of them. Though you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise, as a verified Twitter account bearing his name […]

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Great, Now Games Are Hijacking Systems With Cryptocurrency Miners

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this year, it became trendy to hijack browsers with cryptocurrency mining extensions typically based on Monero. After briefly being floated as a means by which legitimate, ad-supported websites could theoretically earn money other than advertising (a lovely idea, if […]

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Gambio’s GAMB is a decentralized online ecommerce marketplace

Blockchain technology and the associated cryptocurrencies have been disrupting almost every industry this year. But ecommerce is one sector that is not well-served at present, despite the prevalence of blockchain marketing solutions. Ecommerce platform provider Gambio hopes to change that with the launch of GAMB (Global Alliance of Merchants on the Blockchain). Using distributed ledger technology, GAMB is intended […]

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Winklevoss twins’ Bitcoin ETF got rejected a second time, but…

Better luck next time, guys.Image: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2018-07-27 09:17:12 UTC The SEC has rejected a second proposal to list and trade shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust on the Bats BZX Exchange, which would essentially be the launch of the first Bitcoin ETF. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency […]

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