Tube8, an adult video service and subsidiary of Pornhub, has partnered up with with the Vice Industry Token (VIT) to pay viewers for interacting with its services. Hard Fork reported that the partnership is aimed at fully tokenizing Tube8’s platform. The streaming service will insert VIT tokens onto its website and reward visitors for watching or
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to trial blockchain technology to verify North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) certificates. CBP Division of Business Transformation and Innovation head Vincent Annunziato said the agency was beginning a “live fire testing” of a blockchain platform to certify that imported products
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Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has partnered on a new art project that utilizes a pair of newly-minted ethereum-based tokens. Motherboard reported Friday that Ai – well-known for his criticism of China’s Communist government as well as his art installations and photos – is working with Irish conceptual artist Kevin Abosch. Together, Ai and
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A bomb threat was sent to a Norwegian cryptocurrency mining company for “sabotaging the peace” with noise this past Saturday. Kryptovault, a crypto mining firm with facilities in a number of cities in Norway, reported receiving threats after a local paper reported on its work, according to Yahoo Finance. The bomb threat said “if you are expanding crypto
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Privacy coin zcash is gearing up for a major upgrade with the first release of network software compatible with its upcoming Sapling hard fork. Zcash version 2.0.0 was released Thursday, according to a blog post penned by Sean Bowe, an engineer with the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company, which develops the zcash cryptocurrency. The company is
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A Serbian and Italian national has been ordered to pay bail in cryptocurrency while he faces charges that he hacked the computer network of a San Francisco game company. According to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office, an FBI investigation found that an individual, later alleged to be Martin Marsich, had illegally breached
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U.S. banking giant Capital One is working on using blockchain technology to usher in more convenient and secure user authentication methods for instances such as banking security. In a continuation of a patent application submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) back in June 2017, Capital One sets out a blockchain system that
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For bitcoin (BTC), the path of least resistance is to the upside, according to technical charts. At press time, the leading cryptocurrency is changing hands at $6,430 on Bitfinex – up 9 percent from the Aug. 14 low of $5,859. However, BTC has failed three times in the last 72 hours to hold on to gains
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Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has launched a blockchain-as-a-service platform alongside its first app – one that digitally tracks corporate invoices for one of the largest publicly traded insurers in China. According to a release on Friday, JD.com said the application moves invoice data for Pacific Insurance onto a distributed network at each step of the issuance cycle,
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At a time when it’s hard to find a correlation between cryptocurrencies and just about any other asset class, it may come as a surprise that a fairly public stock would be tracking bitcoin. However, that’s exactly what appears to be the case with the share price of Overstock.com (OSTK) and the BTC/USD exchange rate.
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