Month: February 2020

New Partnership Aims to Bring Blockchain Sports Tokens to the NFL, MLB

American sports fans could soon be using blockchain-based tokens to interact with their favorite teams. Blockchain sports firm Chiliz has partnered with major marketing agency Lagardere Sports and Entertainment, according to a press release on Feb. 17.  Chiliz CEO Alex Dreyfus told Cointelegraph that — as part of the partnership — Lagardere’s sales team will …

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Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

</header> <strong>Higher prices since the start of the year have been restoring popular interest in cryptocurrencies. Google searches for “bitcoin” have increased since December to about half of those registered in June last year. There’s one country that sticks out as a benchmark for the indicator. Nigeria has consistently topped the chart in the past …

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Brazilian Cryptocurrency Exchanges Hit Hard by Tax Regulations

Legislators in Brazil have gotten support to regulate the crypto market following allegations of fraud at Atlas Quantum, Zero10, and Trader Group last year, and February saw some of the results of those actions. Bitcoin.com has reported that two major cryptocurrency exchanges based in the South American nation have been shut down following threats of …

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Redbox debuts a free, ad-backed live TV service

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Redbox is still better known for its rental kiosks than anything else, but it’s clearly keen to expand its streaming offerings. The company has launched a free, ad-supported live TV service (appropriately, Redbox Free Live TV) for some users. You don’t need to sign in — you just have to …

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The Many Facts Pointing to Dorian Nakamoto Being Satoshi

</header> <strong>In March 2014, a Newsweek columnist named Leah McGrath Goodman published a story called “The Face Behind Bitcoin.” She claimed Bitcoin’s inventor was a retired physicist named Dorian Nakamoto. When Goodman arrived at Dorian’s home in California, he said he was “no longer involved in that” and he “cannot discuss it.” The commentary prompted …

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Bitcoin Mining Unit Manufacturer MicroBT Nibbles at Bitmain’s Market Share

Bitcoin miner maker MicroBT has rapidly expanded market share by selling over half a million units in 2019, chipping away at rival Bitmain’s dominance. MicroBT sold about 600,000 units of its flagship WhatsMiner M20 series last year, Vincent Zhang, sales head of the Shenzhen-based company, said in an online panel hosted by Chinese mining pool …

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Crypto Games, a Market in the Making of Its Own Fortune

Since the release of a game called CryptoKitties in November 2017, the concept of nonfungible tokens has been rooted in the minds of developers and crypto investors alike. The year 2019 was groundbreaking, with large, multinational companies beginning to draw attention to the new sector of digital assets and develop their own projects. In 2020, …

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Back to the Future deepfake inserts Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland – CNET

Robert Downey Jr. is seamless as Doc Brown. EZRyderX47/YouTube After the events of Avengers: Endgame, we said goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s favorite professor-student pairing. But thanks to a deepfake from YouTuber EZRyderX47, Tony Stark and Peter Parker reunite for one clip only, and they play the roles of an equally iconic duo. < …

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More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run Will Be Different

</header> <strong>Bitcoin’s next bull run will look very different from the last one. In 2017, <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> took the elevator to $20K before following the stairs down to $3K over the course of 12 months. In 2020, as bitcoin prepares for its halvening – followed by another potential price run – …

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