Once-Hyped UK Digital Currency Hullcoin Hijacked By Chinese Scammers

A group of Chinese investors has reportedly been defrauded after being pitched on a cryptocurrency launched in 2014 by a local UK government body.

GCHQ Gets Involved in Mundane Surveillance Matters

GCHQ detected a potential pre-publication leak of a Harry Potter book, and alerted the publisher. Is this what British national intelligence is supposed to be doing?…

Coinsecure Raises Over $1.2 Million in Series A Funding


India’s leading bitcoin exchange and wallet provider Coinsecure has raised over $1.2 million USD during the first 4 months of its funding round. This Series A funding round began in January 2016, and is expected to end soon. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented […]

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French Central Bank Urges More Research On Blockchain Impact

The French central bank has called for more investigation into distributed ledger applications as the technology catches wind in the finance world.

Deutsche Bank Seeks Real-World Impact With Blockchain Strategy

Deutsche Bank’s Ed Budd talks about the investment bank’s blockchain strategy and how it is pursuing trials that explore its real-world use.

Augur Returns To Exponential Finance Conference

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Augur is one of those companies which has been getting a lot of positive attention over the past year, thanks to their prediction market business model. Just last year, the company was named a Breakthrough Finalist at the Exponential Finance Conference, and this year, the company will be making a return as part of the […]

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Details about Juniper’s Firewall Backdoor

Last year, we learned about a backdoor in Juniper firewalls, one that seems to have been added into the code base. There’s now some good research: "A Systematic Analysis of the Juniper Dual EC Incident," by Stephen Checkoway, Shaanan Cohney, Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Nadia Heninger, Jacob Maskiewicz, Eric Rescorla, Hovav Shacham, and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann: Abstract: In December 2015, Juniper…

BITNATION And Liberland Form Strategic Partnership


An exciting partnership has been forged between BITNATION and Liberland, which will take open source governance to a whole new level. Creating a voluntary nation is not an easy feat, but the partnerships that have been established by BITNATION so far are certainly putting the concept on the right track. Also read: Live Planet Creates […]

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Encryption debate ignores decentralised messaging platforms

A draft of the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016 was officially released last week, confirming that the WikiLeaks release was accurate. Written by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein, the bill ensures that “everyone must comply with court orders to protect America from criminals and terrorists.”

Live Planet Creates First ‘No Compromise’ VR Broadcasting System

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(NAB 2016, LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2016) – Live Planet (www.liveplanet.net) debuts the first “no compromise” live Virtual Reality (VR) video camera, Quantum Leap Pro, which will begin taking orders at the end of May for less than $10,000, making it the only professional-grade video camera to stream live experiences in HD to Oculus Rift, […]

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