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Crypto’s Dotcom Era Begins as Handshake Launches Decentralized Domains

</header> <strong>Handshake, one of the more original crypto projects to have spawned during the ICO era, has completed its long-awaited launch. The decentralized domains registrar, founded by MIT engineers, has spent the last year in stealth mode but is now opening up to the general public. The Handshake protocol, coupled with the Namebase registrar, enables …

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Handshake’s Uncensorable Web Domains Go Live on Mainnet

Namebase CEO Tieshun Roquerre joins @nlw to talk about why uncensorable web domains matter as Handshake goes live to mainnet. As claims of election tampering, fraud, and other dubious activities fly around the botched Democratic Caucus in Iowa, trust in our public institutions continues to crater.  The question of trust and censorship are at the …

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Was Youtube’s Christmas Crypto Purge Illegal?

</header> <strong>This article considers the legal implications of Youtube’s notorious purge of crypto channels on Christmas Eve. What legal context induces Youtube and other social media giants to operate as they do? The article does not explore whether it is morally proper to terminate a contract without cause or explanation and to threaten people’s livelihoods; …

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YouTube Reinstates More Crypto-Related Content, Admits To Mistake Via Twitter

More crypto-related content is being re-enabled on YouTube after several days of unilateral deletions and non-communication from the video giant. YouTube responded three hours ago via Twitter to YouTuber Carl The Moon regarding the crypto-related videos that have been removed from the platform this week. @TeamYouTube responded to a previous tweet sent by Carl The Moon …

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YouTube Crypto-Related Content Not Fully Restored, YouTubers Say “Nothing Has Changed”

On December 26, YouTube released a statement saying the platform had mistakenly removed hundreds of crypto-related videos this week. However, many of the YouTubers affected by the ban still have not had their videos restored on the site. YouTuber Ivan on Tech told Cointelegraph on December 26th: “Nothing has changed. YouTube said this was a …

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Youtube ‘Christmas Purge’ Has Content Creators Pointing to These Alternate Platforms

</header> <strong>Recent widespread video removals have crypto Youtubers searching for greener and more dependable pastures for content production. While reports have since emerged of Youtube claiming the incident was an accident, and that videos are now being restored, the “Christmas Crypto purge” of 2019 has nonetheless burnt an indelible memory into the minds of dedicated …

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Russia claims it has successfully tested its own internet

Sponsored Links Mikhail Svetlov via Getty Images Russia has ramped up the balkanization of its technology and infrastructure over the past few months. The government’s “sovereign internet” law — which allows content to be blocked in an “emergency situation” — took effect in November, and President Vladimir Putin recently signed a law that bans the …

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Cryptocurrency Influencers Speak Out On YouTube Deleting Crypto-Related Content

YouTube, one of the most popular social media platforms for video sharing, has aggressively started deleting cryptocurrency-related content from some of the biggest influencers in the industry. Based on Twitter and Reddit threads, YouTube suddenly began deleting a number of cryptocurrency videos on Dec. 23. YouTuber Chris Dunn, whose channel has over 210,000 subscribers, noticed …

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Paypal’s Pornhub Snub Pumps Verge (XVG) by 33% on 168% Volume Surge

Verge (XVG) has seen a 33% pump in the 24 hours following Paypal’s move to pull the plug on the adult entertainment website Pornhub. XVG — whose creators struck a deal with Pornub back in April 2018 — has skyrocketed in value since the PayPal news broke on Nov. 14, as Coin360 data shows. XVG …

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93 Days Dark: 8chan Coder Explains How Blockchain Saved His Troll Forum

The Takeaway: Administrators at 8kun, the anarchic message board formerly known as 8chan, have been experimenting with blockchain and p2p technologies in an effort to build a website resistant to deplatforming and censorship. They found an ideologically aligned open-source blockchain to piggyback on, but the developers don’t seem keen on protecting 8kun from activist attacks. …

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