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Mexican Chamber of Deputies passes Fintech law

On March 1st, the Mexican Chamber of Deputies approved the Financial Technology Institutions Regulation Law, also known as Fintech Law. The measured passed with a vote of 264-61 and one

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IMF warns about the “Dark Side” of Bitcoin and demands regulations

If you thought you would only hear about the “Dark Side” in the Star Wars saga or another Sci-Fi movie, let me tell you that you were as wrong as

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What is Blockchain Technology and why it’s so important? (1st part)

In this blog I will try to explain what the famous Blockchain is in the cryptocurrency world, and to understand it I will also make references to some of the

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What is Blockchain technology and why it’s so important (Part II)

In the first part of this story, we reviewed what a Blockchain is, as well as mining concepts. In this second part we will keep talking about the Blockchain, but

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What is Blockchain technology and why it’s so important? (Part III)

In the last part of this article, I'll be describing the different ways to use of Blockchain. The most important one is that it can be applied to every type

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What is Etherum and what it has to offer

Although you can immediately identify it as a virtual coin, Ethereum is more of a platform. The currency’s name has always been Ether, although nowadays the name is being used

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What is Litecoin?

Little by little, cryptocurrencies are starting to become less of a novelty. The boom of Bitcoin and other virtual coins has helped put in the map some others that have

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Curiosities around cryptocurrencies

In this article we will talk about some fun facts regarding cryptocurrencies. Some are relevant, others can make you laugh, and others may seem incredible, but they are true. Let's start

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What’s a Blockchain fork?

The word 'fork' is one of the most essential terms in the cryptocurrency world, which will help us to better understand how the Blockchain technology works. In programming, fork is

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Facebook and Google ban cryptocurrency advertisements

Cryptocurrencies are being increasingly known around the globe and, at the same time, more people are becoming interested in them. But it also may be noted that virtual coins have

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Russian bank trades with Petro despite U.S. sanctions

In a clear challenge to the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government, Russian bank Evrofinance Mosnarbank is the only financial institution buying the Venezuelan cryptocurrency Petro. It's still unclear in which

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What determines the value of cryptocurrencies?

The value of cryptocurrencies depends on the market, where its prices vary and have become, currently, one of the most volatile and fluctuating sectors. Their price, as with any other

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The Empire Strikes Back: Lord Rothschild launches FedCoin and promises to destroy Bitcoin

Lord Rothschild (Jacob Rothschild) has announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency approved by the US government called FedCoin that, according to him, will completely destroy the threat that Bitcoin represents

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Bill Gates says Bitcoin can be deadly

The increase in the value of cryptocurrencies has led to the governments of the world powers to analyze more in-depth their possible impact in both the economic and human levels. Although

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Hackers steal $20 million of Ethereum

A group of hackers stole over $20 million USD worth of Ethereum from Ethereum-based apps and mining rigs, Chinese cyber-security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab reported. The cause of these thefts is

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Blockchain and the automotive industry

Recently, Volkswagen applied for a patent that allows vehicles to communicate with each other through a Blockchain-based network, aimed to increase road safety by warning nearby vehicles and alerting the

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Cryptocurrency theft grew 300% during the first semester of 2018

Cybercriminals are stealing cryptocurrencies at an alarming rate, causing an increase in money laundering, because they conceal their digital funds and evade the authorities. During the first half of 2018, the

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Boeing will use Blockchain technology to track unmanned planes

Boeing is partnering with the world technological leader on Artificial Intelligence, SparkCognition, to create solutions to manage the traffic systems of autonomous planes. Both companies will use Artificial Intelligence and

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You won’t be able to mine cryptocurrencies from Android anymore

Google changed its app developer policies. One of the main changes is that it won’t allow cryptocurrency mining apps on your cellphone, according to the Cnet website. The measure comes

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Mexico opens its first Etherum-based tender

Later this month, México will open its first real tender on a Blockchain network. A new regulating model for this network will also be unveiled with the promise of being

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What's going to happen once the last Bitcoin is mined?

To try to answer to that question, you have to know how Bitcoin works. When all of them have been extracted, it is not going to be possible to mine

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Lamborghini purchases with Bitcoin are on the raise

Several celebrities and sports stars buy their luxury cars at MotorCars of Georgia, a dealership in suburban Atlanta. Ricardo Lockette, a retired wide receiver for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, posted a

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Bitcoiners react to Bitmain's hashrate announcement

Bitmain, the Chinese manufacturer of cryptocurrency-mining ASIC machines, announced that its Bitcoin processing power is of 4.4% of the total network’s bitrate, causing all kinds of reactions in social media

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Seven reasons to buy and use Ethereum

The cryptocurrency world has grown tremendously, something noticeable even for those not involved in the subject. There are currently several digital coins and their users can easily acquire them through

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Does Petro really exists?

Four months ago, Reuters news agency conducted a thorough investigation about Petro. Residents of Atapirire, Venezuela, say they hadn’t seen any of the alleged reserves. And they have little confidence

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“Bitcoin Hostel” opens in Brazil

Between the mountains and the sea, not far away from Rio de Janeiro, we can locate Paraty _ a tourist destination known for its beautiful landscape of waterfalls, tropical beaches

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What if central banks issue their own cryptocurrencies?

The answer to that question is quite interesting, since the function of a central bank would be in conflict with another feature, because in the last century these institutions have

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The Russian law doesn’t consider the word “cryptocurrency”

Russia is preparing for a long awaited revised legislation on their crypto space. According to the latest reports coming from Moskow, the term 'cryptocurrency' was erased from all legal texts.

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Experts believe that Russia’s cryptocurrency regulation will fail

Since January 2018, Russia has been trying to approve cryptocurrency legislation with no avail. The government’s main draft bill, called “On Digital Technologies”, was expected to be approved by July

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Is this the end of the mining equipment giant Bitmain?

Bitmain Technologies Ltd. is the world leading producer of cryptocurrency mining chips, a company surrounded by mystery since its foundation 5 years ago. But Bitmain’s CEO Jihan Wu, is starting

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