While Adults Struggle to Understand Crypto, 11-year-old Middle-schooler Writes Book on Bitcoin

Andrew Courey an 11-year-old Middle-schooler from Massachusetts has written a book on bitcoin. The sixth grader wrote a 57-page book on the popular cryptocurrency titled “Early Bird Gets the Bitcoin: The Ultimate Guide to Everything about Bitcoin”. The book was self-published on the Amazon Kindle platform in January 2018.

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Salon Adds CoinHive’s Monero Mining Script On Its Website, Gives Users Choice To Opt Out

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CoinHive’s Monero mining script has gained a lot of traction across the web recently — more so now than ever that Salon, a widely-read American news, and opinion website, has announced that it is adding the script to its website.

On Feb 18 (Sunday), visitors with browser ad blockers received a very interesting message from the company. The message essentially urged these Salon users to choose between whitelisting Salon on their ad block program or lending a part of their processing power to the company so long as they are on the site.

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LGBT Activists to Launch Blockchain-Based ‘Pink Economy’

One of the underlying philosophies behind blockchain technology which ranks top among the most exciting emerging technologies in the world today is inclusion.

The premise of a successfully implemented blockchain is one in which commerce is brought to the doorsteps of the average person without the need for expensive third-party establishments.

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Underfunded US Athletes Seek Bitcoin Donations To Support Their Olympic Ambitions

In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind appeal from an American sports body, USA Luge is asking fans and sports lovers to step forward and donate cryptocurrencies to support its Olympic ambitions.

The lugers association kick-started a bitcoin fundraiser in December 2017 saying that “the sport of luge has always been one to reward innovation and technology.” Bitcoin investors keen on helping out American lugers win Gold medals in the next edition of the quadrennial games can make donations through the official campaign page.

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Here’s How Blockchain-Enabled Systems Can Reduce Slavery in Asia’s Fishing Industry

Unbeknownst to most people, slavery and forced labor are still rampant in the supply chains of most seafood companies even today.

What’s even worse is that the various stakeholders in the industry are either not in a helping position or are simply disinterested in resolving the issue, essentially leaving hundreds of thousands of forced laborers across the world to fend for themselves.

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How Blockchain Has the Potential to Empower Content Creators

The emergence of the Web 2.0 forever changed the face of the internet. User-generated content became the order of the day, as the modern-day internet was actualized. The World Wide Web was no longer a static network, but one in which information began to flow from different corners of the globe at breathtaking speed.

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Arizona Could Soon Allow Citizens To Pay Taxes Using Bitcoin And Other Digital Currencies

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In all likelihood, the day isn’t far when the state of Arizona will allow its citizens to pay their taxes using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. The Arizona Senate has already passed a bill on 8 February 2018 to set the legislative framework for the revolutionary movement.

The bill now awaits the final nod from the House of Representatives.

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Billionaire Investor Mike Novogratz’s Crypto Merchant Bank Raises $250 Million

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Mike Novogratz, a billionaire investor and proponent of cryptocurrencies, is once again in the limelight. According to new reports, Novogratz has raised a whopping $250 million for a new cryptocurrency merchant bank that goes by the name Galaxy Digital.

The news shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the hedge fund manager had already laid out a plan for a crypto asset fund worth $500 million back in September 2017.

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New York City Opens Up To Crypto Mining Farms

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At a time when many Bitcoin mining companies are flocking to parts of Canada for cheap electricity, the city of New York seems to have made up its mind to emerge as a key alternative. At least, that’s the signal the city administration is giving away as it approved a proposal by cloud mining service, Coinmint to take over an abandoned smelter for Bitcoin mining operations on January 30.

The New York Power Authority has since followed suit by approving 15,000 kilowatts of hydroelectric power to the new mining facility.

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