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IBM iX – Big Blue’s digital strategy arm – and ad software provider Mediaocean are teaming up to form a blockchain consortium aimed to solve some of the biggest issues in the advertising world. The consortium, which has already signed up major brands such as Kelloggs, Kimberly-Clark, Pfizer and Unilever, will be using blockchain technology to ultimately …

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China Central Television (CCTV), the country’s primary state broadcaster, has said the economic value of blockchain is “10 times more than that of the internet.” In a segment named “Dialogue,” aired Sunday night through the station’s Finance Channel, CCTV host Chen Weihong featured an hour-long discussion that was for the first time dedicated to educating its …

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Tech giant Intel is joining the growing list of enterprise firms that see blockchain as a way to reimagine digital rights management. In a patent application released March 8 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Silicon Valley tech company described a method for using a blockchain for downloading, editing and storing digital images. …

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Playboy TV is launching a new payment option that will allow customers to access its exclusive adult content using cryptocurrencies. According to an announcement today, the adult content network said it will roll out a dedicated cryptocurrency wallet by the end of this year. The media firm will initially accept a cryptocurrency dubbed Vice Industry Token, …

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Comedian John Oliver tried to explain Bitcoin March 11 – with the help of a fake BitConnect promoter Carlos Matos and Don Tapscott comparing the Blockchain to a Chicken McNugget. In the latest episode of the US-based host’s Last Week Tonight television show, Bitcoin, Blockchain and investing in cryptocurrency all came under the spotlight. The …

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Unofficial investigations into money laundering at defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox alleged that a UK “shell” company was involved in laundering 650,000 BTC (equal to about $6.9 bln at press time) March 7. According to an expose by File On 4, a program on the BBC’s news and current affairs radio station Radio 4, the …

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Cointelegraph proudly unveils the launch of its German version, CT Deutsch today, Feb. 23. Starting today, both the most important news from our main page as well as local updates from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be available in German, making for convenient reading for our German-speaking visitors everywhere. With powerful regional crypto communities, fueled …

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American television host Ellen Degeneres took a jab explaining what Bitcoin (BTC) was to her live audience yesterday, Feb. 15, by comparing the digital currency to a goat that “doesn’t exist except for on that Internet.” If you want to know what bitcoin is, I learned about it. A bit. pic.twitter.com/txICiTXYgi — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) …

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Two entrepreneurs from the UK – the founder of the Ultimo lingerie brand baroness Michelle Mone and her billionaire partner Douglas Barrowman – have sold 50 luxury apartments in Dubai that they originally promised to put on offer for Bitcoin last September, according to a report published by Business Insider Feb. 10. The $325 mln …

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Cointelegraph (CT) is pleased to announce the launch of its Italian version Cointelegraph Italia, today, Feb. 9. Cointelegraph Italia provides all the latest information from Cointelegraph in Italian, including updates on the cryptocurrency markets, Blockchain technology, decentralized applications, and fintech from the global community, as well as locally-focused updates for Italy. Cointelegraph offers breaking news …

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Another Bitcoin prediction was made this week by Winklevoss twins – the famous Bitcoin billionaires. Bitcoin has “potential appreciation” of thirty to forty times its current value, Cameron Winklevoss claimed in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, Feb. 7. At press time, the market capitalization of Bitcoin was just below $140 bln, following a huge …

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India is “aggressively pursuing” cryptocurrency holders for tax this week, claim mainstream media outlets such as Financial Times and Quartz, despite the policy being in place since December 2017. In a repeat round of misinterpretation of facts surrounding the Indian government’s treatment of cryptocurrency, multiple publications warn that 100,000 investors who “skipped paying taxes” have …

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After hitting a multi-month low of $6,094 on Tuesday, Feb. 6, Bitcoin is rebounding substantially Wednesday, Feb. 7, pushing over $8,000, and pulling the top 100 altcoins up with it. Image source: coin360.io Bitcoin’s price has gained about 24 percent in the 24 hours to press time, trading at an average of  $8,280, according to …

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Ran Neuner, the host of CNBC’s show Cryptotrader and the 28th most influential Blockchain insider according to Richtopia, made a tweet Thursday, Feb. 1 claiming that Bitcoin will end 2018 at the price point of $50,000. The CNBC channel has been increasingly involved in cryptocurrency reporting over the past few months. On Jan. 8, the cable …

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Bitcoin dropped below $8000 today, Feb. 2, for the first time since November, 2017 as continuing pressure causes fresh sell-offs across cryptocurrency markets. According to Cointelegraph’s price index, BTC hit a multi-month low of $7,791.02 at press time. Support appears to be in place to keep prices above the $7500 barrier, although commentators are nonetheless …

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Bitcoin markets are reacting to fresh regulatory comments on crypto from India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley, made during his most recent budget speech in the Parliament today, Feb.1. After Jaitley noted in his speech that cryptocurrency is not legal tender in the country and promised a crackdown on “illegitimate activities” involving crypto, a flood of …

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Cointelegraph had a chance to work together with different incredible media at the World Economic Forum in Davos. We were exchanging ideas, feedbacking on events, chasing speakers together to get an interview. But with one colleague we just couldn’t help making an interview ourselves- Mike Butcher is the one who set a trend of quality …

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Today, Jan. 23, markets are reacting a second time to news that South Korea will ban anonymous exchanges starting January 30, despite the fact that the information on the planned regulation has been available since late December and reported on since early January. After the South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) today announced the date …

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The mainstream media debate over Bitcoin as a success or failure approached live comedy this week after a “brawl” broke out between guests on a CNBC panel. In an exchange which ended an edition of the network’s increasingly notorious Fast Money segment, regular contributor and RiskReversal.com editor Dan Nathan told Evercore ISI technician Rich Ross …

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Changing the woeful business trajectory for news publishing through Blockchain auditing and growth building markets is the ambitious goal of PressCoin’s NEWS cryptocurrency. But is the news industry ready for crypto-disruption? Why haven’t digital news publishers been able to innovate past their ever shrinking advertising yields? And most importantly, what is the economic opportunity for …

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