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Good Ol’ FUD: The Brightest Media Burials of Bitcoin in 2018

For Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary, we remember the brightest FUD of 2018: from Tulip Mania to Dr. Doom calling Vitalik a “dictator for life.” Ten years ago, on Jan. 3, 2009, the Bitcoin (BTC) network was created. Since then, the asset’s price has famously been subject…

Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019

Joseph Christinat, the vice president of Nasdaq’s media team, has confirmed that the exchange will soon launch bitcoin futures. In a recent interview with a newspaper in the U.K., Christinat revealed that the platform plans to start offering bitcoin futures contracts within the first half…

Civil Fails to Raise $8M Minimum in ICO

Civil, a blockchain startup that has partnered with Forbes and The Associated Press, failed to reach the $8 million minimum target it set for its initial coin offering this week, suggesting an end to the days when promoters simply had to hint at collaborations with…

Toyota Uses Blockchain Tech to Reduce Fraud in Digital Advertising Campaigns

Toyota has partnered with blockchain ads analytics firm Lucidity to reduce wasted spending and address fraud in its advertising campaigns. Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has partnered with blockchain advertising analytics firm Lucidity to cut down on fraud when buying digital ads, according to a press…

Blockchain is Fostering the Next Generation of News Media

As many local news outlets shut down due to lack of funding, blockchain presents itself as a tool that could help close gaps related to financial sustainability, as well as readership trust. The current era of fake news makes it easy to envision media distrust…

Crypto-Flashbacks: How the Media Pumped the ICO Known as Paycoin

Just recently Josh Garza was sentenced to 21 months of prison and six months of home confinement for his role in the many Ponzi scams like Gaw Miners, Zen Miners, Hashlets, and of course the controversial Paycoin that appeared in 2014. Back then lots of…