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Tron Bought BitTorrent And Crypto Won't Stop Talking
19 Jun 2018 21:50 The founder of a smaller cryptocurrency called Tron is acquiring BitTorrent for $120 million and social media is alight over the real reason "why."

Bitcoin Is 'Not For Me' Says Goldman Sachs CEO
19 Jun 2018 21:15 For Lloyd Blankfein, bitcoin just isn't his thing.

BitTorrent Has 'No Plans to Change' After $120 Million Tron Acquisition
19 Jun 2018 20:32 BitTorrent said it has "no plans to enable mining of cryptocurrency now or in the future" in a statement on Tuesday.

The World's Largest Brewer Is Using Ethereum to Track Ad Data
19 Jun 2018 19:05 Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev is hoping to make a splash in the digital advertising supply chain with the help of blockchain technology.

Crypto Startup Circle Reveals How It Chooses New Token Listings
19 Jun 2018 17:55 Blockchain startup Circle released its cryptocurrency listing criteria for its trading and investment platforms on Tuesday.

A Spring in Our Step – May 2018 Update
07 Jun 2018 11:05 Following the excitement of SAFE DevCon 2018 in late April, May has been a month of hard work that culminated in the release of PARSEC. This latest innovation is not only an amazing achievement for the MaidSafe team but also a paradigm shift for asynchronous and permissionless consensus that could benefit many projects. Going […]

PARSEC: A Paradigm Shift for Asynchronous and Permissionless Consensus
01 Jun 2018 15:49 On Thursday 24th May, we were delighted to announce the release of a new consensus mechanism that we believe will radically change the world of distributed computing. Whilst we rarely engage in the hype that’s all too common within the crypto sphere, this one is worth shouting about — because we’ve created the world’s first (as far as […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto