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W3C Bringing One-Click Bitcoin Shopping to All Web Browsers

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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is developing a new global standard to enable one-click secure online shopping -- and it will include Bitcoin.  Also Read: Mozilla Co-Founder Unveils ‘Brave Ledger’ with Bitcoin Micropayments Bitcoin and Global Standards to Realize Web's Full Potential The W3C is working with Apple, Google, Facebook and other e-commerce giants to radically improve online payment processes. These improvements recognize the amazing...

Kenya Bank Stops M-Pesa Loans Following Legislation Update

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Kenyans using popular money transfer service M-Pesa to get bank loans can longer do so. The bank involved suddenly cut the service following a legislation update. Also read: Africa Blockchain Survey: Enthusiasm Amid Uncertainty M-Pesa Loans ‘On Hold For Now’ Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) gave neither warnings nor comments on the move. The decision followed the enactment of the country’s new Banking (Amendment)...

‘Monetary Xenophobia’: Norway’s Biggest Bank Pulls Bitcoin Account

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Shortly after the newly founded Norges Bitcoinforening opened an account with Norway's largest bank, the company received notification its account would be terminated. Also read: Bitcoin ‘More Stable Than Euro and Pound’ After Record Brexit Trading DNB 'Cannot Be Confident' in Bitcoin-Related Account Norges Bitcoinforening (Norway Bitcoin Association), “an organization for everyone who cares about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,” opened an account with DNB in August. It intended to use the account...

ICONOMI Fund Becomes 20th Largest Crowdsale in History

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The Blockchain-Powered ICONOMI, a cryptocurrency management fund, just announced it has raised $5.8 million in 88 hours. The crowdsale has made the ICONOMI fund the 20th most highly-capitalized crowdfunding project to date. Also read: Spells of Genesis Game Resets for Further Development ICONOMI Crowdsale Raises $5.8M During Initial Offering ICONOMI claims to be the first-ever management fund for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Over...

Decentralized eSports Platform FirstBlood Raises $5.5M in Minutes

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Upcoming decentralized eSports application FirstBlood.io has experienced a record crowdsale day, raising $5.5 million USD in Ether. The sale ended with 465,312 ETH -- most of the money raised in a matter of minutes. Also read: An In Depth Interview With OpenBazaar’s Chris Pacia An Ethereum-Based Decentralized eSports Platform FirstBlood is an eSports project that allows users to compete in online games,...

Japan Set to Be Major Funding Source for Blockchain Companies

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Japanese regulations have restricted banks' abilities to invest in fintech startups, including Bitcoin and blockchain companies. However, that is about to change. Japan's biggest banks are now reportedly looking to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into fintech, including blockchain companies. Also read: Japan Risks Falling Behind Amid Blockchain Talent Shortage  Japan's Banking Law Removes Funding Limits The long-standing Japanese Banking Act prohibits local...

Paralelní Polis Preps For This Year’s Hackers Congress

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Paralelní Polis and the Atlas Network are throwing their annual event, the Hackers Congress In Prague (HCPP16). The third annual conference will run from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, promoting freedom through the use of cryptography.   Also read: A Decentralized World Has No Kings The Hackers Congress In Prague at Paralelní Polis Both Atlas and Paralelní Polis are firm believers in using digital tools...

An In Depth Interview With OpenBazaar’s Chris Pacia

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OpenBazaar has been popular with the Bitcoin community for some time. The idea of a truly decentralized marketplace is truly innovative, and the platform has been serving the general public since April this year. There are many people selling a wide variety of items, and the team recently released its roadmap for the future. Also read: Spells of Genesis Game Resets for Further...

Japanese Can Soon Pay Utility Bills with Bitcoin

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Japanese Bitcoin services firm Coincheck today announced "Coincheck Denki", a service allowing local users to pay utility bills with bitcoin. Also read: Spells of Genesis Game Resets for Further Development Furthermore, bitcoin users will actually save money -- up to 4%-6% for "heavy users". Even lighter users can save on their bills, Coincheck said. Users will also collect the amounts they save...

A Decentralized World Has No Kings

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There are many forms of activism in this world. Many people see how corrupt the world can be and want things to change. Currently, there is a significant movement towards more autonomy. While this movement is small compared to the majority who can't imagine a freer society, our world will gradually find its way there in a decentralized manner. Also read: The Digital Revolution...