A Look at Some Coinbase Alternatives as Wikileaks Calls for Global Coinbase Blockade

Coinbase, the most popular bitcoin exchange in the United States has banned the Wikileaks Shop account from using its services. The ban was issued due to an alleged breach of the platform’s terms of service although no specifics were given.

In response, Wikileaks has called for a global blockade of Coinbase citing the non-specificity of the allegations and the suspected involvement of U.S. government interference. According to Greg Barns, a part of the Julian Assange legal team, the move symbolizes an attempt to block free speech.

Barns also went on to say that the situation with Coinbase is symptomatic of the opposition that Wikileaks faces in the mainstream financial scene.

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How Does a VC Invest in the Blockchain?

It is an established fact that the investments from initial coin offerings (ICOs) are known to be more popular and prominent in the blockchain community.

In fact, despite the many controversies and the numerous dead projects that have resulted from ICOs in the past, the number of ICOs conducted in 2018 so far has already surpassed the total number of ICOs conducted in the year of 2017.

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What’s the next Bitcoin? 5 Cryptocurrencies to Keep an Eye On

Bitcoin began a revolution in decentralization and transparency, and will always be remembered for creating massive wealth for early adopters. While Bitcoin still dominates cryptocurrency markets, with a bit over 50% of the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies being in Bitcoin, there have been signs that it might be losing its tight grip as the top gaining cryptocurrency.

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What are Blockchain Oracles?

A blockchain oracle is designed to provide smart contracts on blockchains with data from an outside, or third-party source. Because smart contracts are simply self-executing code they take the data from the oracle and evaluate it before adding it to their execution flow where appropriate. This is intended to give smart contracts an increased flexibility and utility as they will be able to use third-party data seamlessly.

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