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Ethereum Based Debit Card ‘TokenCard’ ICO Raises $12.7 Million in 30 Minutes

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TokenCard, which according to their website aims to create a smart contract powered debit card, just managed to raise almost $13 million in about 30 minutes through eth itself as well as other ethereum based tokens, such as SingularDTV (SNGLS). The majority of the funding came through eth, with almost 170,000 sent, valued at around $12,782,000. Some 1.6 million SNGLS tokens were sent with the next biggest being 6,600 Golem (GNT) tokens, which in combination are valued at around half a million dollars. Tokencard ICO stats according to their website. So the figures sort of don’t add up, but they could be using a different price for eth. The token sale, however, has encountered problems. An ethereum proponent and ICO participant found out that those who sent SNGLS received far more tokens than those who sent eth, paying a dollar equivalent of $0.0699 per token while ethers paid in a range of $0.52 to $0.78. A representative from Monolith Studio, which is to create the TokenCard, stated “all is fine” before adding that “on a scale for [sic] 1 to 10 in terms of seriousness; this is a 1.” Many would disagree, giving blatant unfairness in the token sale process, …

The Dark Web is More Like a Set of Dark Silos

The Dark Web is More Like a Set of Dark Silos

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  The dark web is not nearly as social a place as the world wide web, researchers find. Researchers recently conducted a comprehensive charting of the dark web, starting with the central hubs of “.Onion” domains, and created an algorithm to scan links from each site. They found 7,178 sites. 25,104 links connected all of these sites together. Those sites which did not have links incoming could not be found. The researchers – Virgil Griffith, Yang Xu, Carlo Ratti – discovered that 87% of dark web sites do not link to other sites. To account for websites regularly appearing and disappearing, the authors only included sites that responded to their crawlers. “In our analysis, before pruning nonresponding domains, we found a graph of 13,117 nodes and 39,283 edges. After pruning, we have a graph of 7,178 nodes and 25,104 edges (55% and 64% respectively). In all results, we refer to this graph pruned of nonresponding domains as simply ‘the darkweb graph’”. The researchers, through their research, determined the dark web is no web. But, rather, a set of  “dark silos,” according to the preliminary paper posted on ArXiv this week. The researchers performed a second crawl to collect instances of …

BTCC CEO Lee Pegs Bitcoin Price Between $5,000 and $11,000 by 2020

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Bobby Lee, BTCC’s co-founder and CEO recently tweeted a bitcoin price prediction, which is between $5,000 and $11,000 by 2020, after the block reward halving. The entrepreneur, who regularly makes predictions, also stated the daily inflow would scale accordingly – from the current $2 million a day level, up to $5-$10 million a day. #Bitcoin price target in 2020; after block halving: USD $5k-$11k Assuming $5-$10 million daily flow into #BTC by then. (Today: $2m daily in) — Bobby Lee (@bobbyclee) February 26, 2017 // Get exclusive analysis of bitcoin and learn from our tutorials. Join Hacked.com for just $39 now. // Bobby Lee also reminded his 5,600 Twitter followers his “medium-term” price target for bitcoin is of, well, $5,600. There was, however, no mention of how long it will take bitcoin to reach that value. Later on, Lee also said that a $5-$10 million daily inflow isn’t a lot. He compared it to gold’s inflow of $340 million a day. The CEO’s enthusiastic bitcoin price prediction comes after BTCC, one of China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges,suspended bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals until March 15, in order to introduce new security requirements and comply with requests from the People’s Bank of China …

Bitcoin Price New All-Time High at $1,442, Bitfury Executive Predicts $5,000

Bitcoin Price New All-Time High at $1,442, Bitfury Executive Predicts $5,000

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Bitcoin price achieved its new all-time high yet again earlier this morning at $1,442. The average trading value of Bitcoin was similar throughout the Japanese and US Bitcoin exchange markets, at $1,430. “The SEC is concerned about how most of the markets [for Bitcoin] has traded outside of the US with no regulatory oversight. As of this point, I don’t think the SEC would approve the ETF. What would change my mind is if the ETF or SEC only traded Bitcoin on regulated exchanges,” said Kelly. Since then, Bitcoin price increased by another five percent. Although Bitcoin price has declined slightly upon reaching its new all-time high, over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin price demonstrated a 7.3 percent increase and it is currently averaged at $1,437. Many analysts including Bitfury Group executive vice chairman George Kikvadze, attributed the recent surge in Bitcoin price to the explosive growth of the Japanese Bitcoin exchange market and the activation of SegWit on Litecoin. Kikvadze writes: Japan; new btc apps and inst. investors driving price twrds $1500; if we activate well-tested; no risk scaling #segwit – easily at $5000 — George Kikvadze (@BitfuryGeorge) May 1, 2017 The Japanese government’s legalization of Bitcoin and the elimination …

97% OF BLOCKCHAIN STARTUPS ARE ‘CHAINWASHING’ – R3’S TIM SWANSON

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Chainwashing is the perfect term, coined by R3’s Tim Swanson to describe the current “Blockchain, not Bitcoin” hype that is hopefully nearing its peak.  PEAK BLOCKCHAIN HYPE? There is a lot of hype around Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) today. According to a new survey by Synechron among 200 financial services business and IT decision-makers across the US, UK and Europe, over two-thirds (67%) of companies in the industry are actively pursuing blockchain initiatives. Moreover, 94%, believe that key leaders (board members) have bought into developing blockchain projects. Today, the blockchain space resembles the hype of cloud computing a few years ago, where companies can simply throw the “Blockchain” buzzword around simply to get investor attention. What was once known as “cloudwashing,” i.e. rebranding an old product or service by associating the buzzword “cloud,” has now become “Chainwashing,” according to Tim Swanson, Director of Market Research at R3CEV. Swanson noted in a blog post: We think the number of companies with legs will continue to increase over time but chainwashing will continue to be a noise pollution problem for the next few years in the enterprise world even after production systems have been integrated into institutions. Swanson spends much of his time filtering startups that his team at R3 speaks …

Vinny Lingham: Bitcoin Price Will Reach $3,000 in 2017

Vinny Lingham: Bitcoin Price Will Reach $3,000 in 2017

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Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of Civic.com released a highly anticipated blog post entitled “Bitcoin 2017: A Currency Devaluation Hedge for Emerging Markets” on December 28 to share his thoughts on Bitcoin and its price trend in 2017. In his analysis, Lingham predicted that the Bitcoin price will double or triple within the next 12 months. Over the past year, Lingham has been one of the few analysts who accurately predicted the price trend of Bitcoin. In a blog post published in April, Lingham told his readers that Bitcoin would reach a market cap of $15 bln by the end of the year. Today, it surpassed the $15 bln mark, reaching its all-time high market cap. The reasons behind strong performance The vast majority of mainstream media outlets and analysts have cited economic and financial factors as a reason for Bitcoin’s price rally. Various events such as the demonetization of banknotes in India and Venezuela, crackdown on Wealth Management Products (WPMs) and tightening of capital controls played a strong role in the rising price of Bitcoin. However, Lingham notes that most failed to acknowledge the impact of rising Federal Reserve rates on the value of Bitcoin. When the Federal Reserve increases …