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How to see another company’s growth tactics and try them yourself

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How do you hire a great growth marketer? How do startups actually get their content marketing to work? Every company’s online acquisition strategy is out in the open. I...
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Digital Trends Live: Starlink’s successful launch, Facebook’s Bitcoin rival

On Friday's episode of Digital Trends Live, we discuss SpaceX’s successful Starlink satellite launch, Facebook’s plans for cryptocurrency, the Senate's bill to curb robocalls, a Game of Thrones wrap-up, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Starlink’s successful launch, Facebook’s Bitcoin rival appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Game Of Thrones, Cryptocurrency, Emerging Tech, StarLink, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


These are the top 10 programming languages in blockchain

Okay, okay: we all know that blockchain and cryptocurrency developers are in demand these days, but what are the most popular programming languages in blockchain development? It turns out that Ethereum‘s Solidity takes the top spot, followed by JavaScript and Java in second and third spot respectively, according to the most common blockchain-related questions on StackOverflow. To reach this conclusion, Hard Fork searched StackOverflow for entries tagged with the term “blockchain.” In 2,724 quest...
Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork


Facebook Said to Be Coming For Your Wallet With Its 'GlobalCoin' Cryptocurrency in 2020

Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg is a man with a cryptocurrency plan. According to a BBC News report, Facebook plans to launch its highly anticipated cryptocurrency in about a dozen countries as early as Q1 2020, with possible testing to begin at the end of this year. Read more...
Tags: Why Not Zuckcoin, Cryptocurrency, Facebook, Winklevoss Twins, Globalcoin


5 bite-size Bitcoin factoids to beef up your cryptocurrency knowledge

Bitcoin celebrated its 10th birthday earlier this year. The cryptocurrency is technological feat and while its inner workings are often difficult to understand, or explain, there are a few interesting facts every enthusiast should know. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting facts about Bitcoin. 1. Satoshi Nakamoto is very rich The identity of Bitcoin‘s inventor, or inventors, remains a mystery but we do know they are very rich. It’s estimated that Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by ...
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Brave now lets you tip people on Twitter with cryptocurrency

You can now tip your favorite Twitter users directly with cryptocurrency with the latest build of the Chromium-based open source browser Brave. The latest Nightly build of Brave will let users send digital tokens as a tip to tweeters of their choosing. Bear in mind though, the Nightly build is the latest beta of the browser and includes “experimental features.” As a result, the browser might not be stable and it could contain bugs that result in data loss. When a user visits Twitter in the Brave...
Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork


Facebook is launching a ‘global’ cryptocurrency in 2020 – we’re all doomed

Rumors that Facebook has been working on a cryptocurrency haven’t exactly flown under the radar. And with the latest revelation, the Facebook cryptocurrency machine looks set to step up a gear. Facebook says it will be launching its cryptocurrency – GlobalCoin –  “in about a dozen countries” by the first quarter of 2020. We can expect more solid details by summer, BBC reports. Over the last few months, Zuckerberg has met with Bank of England governor Mark Carney to discuss the company’s cryptocu...
Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork


AT&T now accepts cryptocurrency, and it’s probably a bad idea

American cell network operator AT&T has announced it’s accepting cryptocurrency as an online payment option. AT&T says it will be offering the payment method through cryptocurrency payment services provider BitPay. The mobile carrier will allow customers to pay their bills online in supported cryptocurrency, although it doesn’t say which. However, as the payment service is offered by BitPay, it’s likely all major coins will be catered for. It also claims it’s the first major US mobile carrier to...
Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork


Top 100 dapps: Ethereum is for gaming, EOS and TRON are for gambling

Gambling persists as a primary use case for “the blockchain” into 2019, with almost half of the top 100 decentralized apps (dapps) still betting-related. Blockchains EOS and TRON have also solidified themselves as competitors to Ethereum this year. Together, they make up 74 percent of the top 100 dapps ranked by daily user count, according to DappRadar data reviewed by Hard Fork on May 21. While most of the top dapps indeed run on EOS and TRON, a majority of those platforms are online casinos th...
Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Hard Fork


Thailand’s oldest bank hints at new blockchain app powered by Ripple

Thailand‘s oldest bank, Siam Commerical Bank (SCM), has hinted it will be experimenting with blockchain technology powered by Ripple. Earlier this week, rumors of its blockchain pilot surfaced online after eagle-eyed users took to Twitter to share images of what appears to be a Ripple-based app for cross-border transactions. “Send money abroad today at the cheapest rates via Ripple,” reads a screenshot of the app, titled SCB Easy. SCB social media reps have since addressed speculators on Twitter...
Tags: Startups, Thailand, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hard Fork, Siam Commerical Bank SCM


As Bitcoin surges, hackers rush to spread cryptocurrency malware on Google Play

An unfortunate consequence of Bitcoin’s price revival in recent weeks is the resurgence of cryptocurrency malware on Google Play. ESET security researchers, have verified that there were at least two apps on Google Play specifically designed to steal users’ coins. One such app, called Trezor Mobile Wallet, was masquerading as an app version of the popular hardware wallet, Trezor. After analyzing the app, researchers found that it can’t actually do any harm to Trezor users. But it is connected to...
Tags: Google, Startups, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hard Fork


Rabobank is the second major bank to cancel its cryptocurrency wallet

After exploring the opportunity last year, major Dutch bank Rabobank has decided it’s not going to take its plans for a cryptocurrency wallet any further. In February last year, news surfaced that Rabobank was working on a cryptocurrency service – called Rabobit – which promised to bridge the gap between bank accounts and cryptocurrency wallets. But the bank has now confirmed it’s canned the project. However, “After careful consideration with our customers in mind we recently decided that now is...
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$200M cryptocurrency mixing operation dismantled by Eurocops

A cryptocurrency mixing service that turned over $200 million worth of Bitcoin has been shut down following an investigation led by authorities from a number of European nations. The Dutch anti-fraud agency (FIOD) and Public Prosecution Service announced yesterday they have shut down Bestmixer.io and taken its servers offline. “Six operational servers have been dismantled and seized in the Netherlands and Luxembourg,” the announcement reads. The investigation was undertaken by the Dutch Digital ...
Tags: Startups, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, McAfee, Public Prosecution Service, Hard Fork, Dutch Digital Intrusion Team, Luxembourg France


These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech

To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipper Cash—Africa-founded ventures that maintain headquarters in San Francisco and operations in Africa to tap the best of both worlds in VC, developers, clients, and the frontier of digital finance. This arrangement wasn’t exactly coordinated across the ventures, but TechCrunch coverage picked up the...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Y Combinator, Asia, Accelerator, Europe, Finance, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Banking, E-commerce


This AI-powered bot is learning how to tweet like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin

There’s a new form of artificial intelligence that mimics Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin with alarming accuracy. Vitalik Boterin is a bot powered by machine learning (ML). It regularly tweets unique nuggets of wisdom that read eerily similar to the real deal, like this one. The idea that *all* problems can be solved by "maximalism" is to many people a familiar theme of this space; I call it "optimism as a store-of-value" — Vitalik Boterin (@VBoterin) May 14, 2019 Unlike the organic version,...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Vitalik Buterin, Hard Fork, Vitalik Boterin


Sign this petition to stop Craig Wright from copyrighting the Bitcoin white paper

An online petition to remove Craig Wright’s name from a copyright claim submitted earlier this week has surfaced after his latest effort to lay claim to the fact he authored the original Bitcoin white paper. In an attempt to scratch his latest patent filing fetish itch, the Satoshi Nakamoto impersonator tried to put his name against the Bitcoin white paper and code by filing a registration with the US Copyright Office, CoinDesk reported yesterday. Naturally, the cryptocurrency community hasn’t t...
Tags: Startups, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, Wright, Hard Fork, US Copyright Office CoinDesk


Bitcoin Pizza Day: How a hungry Florida man made cryptocurrency history

Nine years ago today, the first ever Bitcoin transaction for a consumer product took place after a Florida man spent 10,000 BTC on two pizzas. Since then, cryptocurrency enthusiasts across the globe have celebrated ‘Bitcoin Pizza Day,’ not because the man in question paid 10,000 BTC, but because at the time said transaction represented a milestone for Bitcoin adoption.  So, while buying pizza with Bitcoin today doesn’t seem too far-fetched, I can assure you it was a relatively big deal at the ti...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Btc, Cryptocurrency, Laszlo Hanyecz, Hard Fork


Tether in court: Yep, we sort of, kind of, definitely used our reserves to buy Bitcoin

It appears that contrary to its marketing promises, Tether – a cryptocurrency pegged to the US dollar – used some of its dollar reserves to buy Bitcoin. The stablecoin issuer, which shares management and ownership with cryptocurrency exchange service Bitfinex, has admitted it used its reserves to invest in Bitcoin and other “assets,” according to court transcripts obtained by The Block. The court documents further show New York Supreme Court Judge Joel M. Cohen is growing increasingly suspicious...
Tags: Startups, US, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, New York Supreme Court, Bitfinex, Joel M Cohen, Hard Fork


55,000 Brazilians scammed out of $200M+ worth of fake cryptocurrency

A Brazilian cryptocurrency crime cartel has been shut down after conning over 55,000 investors for over $200 million. The cartel ran an unlicensed financial institution without authorization from Brazil’s Central Bank. The scammers claimed to offer cryptocurrency investments and promised investors 15-percent returns on their capital, local news Correio Do Povo reports. The Federal Revenue Service said the company had managed to raise around R$850 million ($210 million) by February 2019 from woul...
Tags: Startups, Brazil, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Central Bank, Hard Fork, Federal Revenue Service, Correio Do Povo


What will save crypto?

Sulaiman al-Fahim Contributor Sulaiman al-Fahim is an international businessman based in Dubai with focuses on property management/real estate, cryptocurrency, and philanthropy. His company, Sulaiman Al-Fahim Holdings, is a global operator that facilitates transactions to develop properties in various areas of the world. He is also an advisor and partner at ADAB Solutions, a group dedicated to bringing the newest movement in financial tech to the Muslim world. ...
Tags: TC, Column, Asia, Money, Saudi Arabia, Finance, US, Tech, Qatar, Economy, Bitcoin, United States, New York Times, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai


Game of Thrones Star Joins Board of Cryptocurrency Startup for Vegans, and No We Didn't Just Throw Darts at a Wall Covered in Buzzwords

In a post Thrones pivot, Jerome Flynn, better known as the Bronn of the Blackwater and one half of Robson & Jerome, has taken on an advisory position with a cryptocurrency startup aimed at promoting vegan lifestyle choices and ethical food production, because every single headline has to sound like it was produced by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dumb, Game Of Thrones, Cryptocurrency, Blackwater, Bronn, Jerome Flynn, Robson Jerome, Check Please, Vegancoin, Vegannation, Thrones Star Joins Board of Cryptocurrency Startup


Dear NY Post, didn’t you learn anything about Bitcoin?

It’s that time of the year: NY Post’s in-house cryptocurrency pseudosopher John Crudele has published his annual diatribe against Bitcoin. For those new to Crudele, he is sort of like your local know-it-all who camps on a beer crate in front of the liquor store from dawn till dusk, smugly spewing nonsense to everyone who has the misfortune to step in the vicinity of his imaginary pedestal. He’s also a columnist for the NY Post, where he routinely embarrasses himself with his airheaded musings on...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Ny Post, Crudele, John Crudele, Hard Fork, Dear NY Post


Game of Thrones’ Bronn becomes Master of VeganCoin cryptocurrency (we shit you not)

Before you read this, beware there might be Game of Thrones spoilers in this piece. The actor that played one of the more Machiavellian characters in the HBO series, Game of Thrones, is joining the advisory board of a vegan lifestyle oriented cryptocurrency. Jerome Flynn, the actor that played “Bronn,” is joining an Israel-based cryptocurrency project called VeganNation, CoinDesk reports. The project plans to offer its own cryptocurrency token called VeganCoin. It seems appropriate given that Br...
Tags: Startups, Hbo, Israel, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Flynn, Bronn, Jerome Flynn, Hard Fork, VeganNation CoinDesk


Dutch man conned investors out of $26M with fake Bitcoin mining rigs

A man from Apeldoorn, Netherlands has been arrested for fraud and money laundering after convincing over 100 people to invest a total of $26 million in fictitious Bitcoin mining rigs. The 33-year-old named as Berry van M. was director of two companies which claimed to sell Bitcoin mining machines. The perpetrator is said to have operated the machines from a mining firm, De Gelderlander reports. Through what sounds like cloud mining contracts, the Dutch miscreant had promised investors a return o...
Tags: Startups, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, De Gelderlander, Apeldoorn Netherlands, Hard Fork, Berry van M


How an engineer at a crypto-security startup lost $100K in a SIM-swapping hack

Nobody is immune to SIM-swapping attacks – and one engineering lead at a cryptocurrency security startup had to learn this lesson the hard way. In a blog post, Sean Coonce, engineering manager at security-oriented cryptocurrency startup BitGo, has detailed how he lost $100,000 in an unfortunate SIM-swapping hack, which saw his entire Coinbase balance drained. It all began on a Tuesday night, when Coonce noticed that his phone didn’t have any cellular service. Moments later, he received a notific...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Hard Fork, Coonce, Sean Coonce


Australian civil servant faces 10 years for mining cryptocurrency on government computers

An Australian government employee is appearing in court today after using work equipment to mine cryptocurrency for his own gain. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) allege that the 33 year-old from Killara in New South Wales took advantage of his position as an IT contractor to modify government computer systems to mine cryptocurrency. The man’s illicit mining operation is said to have earned him more than AU$9,000 ($6,000), according to an AFP announcement. The unnamed man is facing two charge...
Tags: Startups, New South Wales, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Afp, Australian Federal Police AFP, Killara, Hard Fork


Bullish Brits lost $34M to cryptocurrency scams last year

British investors lost £27 million ($34.38 million) to cryptocurrency scams over the last financial year, according to one of the UK’s financial regulators. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reports that between April 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019 the average loss per victim was £14,600 ($18,500). Reports of cryptocurrency scams also tripled over the same period. While last year there were X cases reported, the FCA notes the number has gone up to 1,800 this year. The FCA’s announcement states th...
Tags: Startups, UK, Fca, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, The Financial Conduct Authority FCA, Hard Fork


Bitcoin ETFs still a mirage as SEC delays decision yet another time

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still not keen on approving Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF). In a document published on May 20, the watchdog revealed it has delayed making a decision on an ETF proposal put forth by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust. Instead, the SEC “is instituting proceedings” to determine whether it should approve the filing. For the record, such institution of proceedings does not “indicate” the commission has “reached any conclusions.” Rather, it’s simpl...
Tags: Startups, SEC, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, US Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Hard Fork


ABN AMRO signs on Accenture and ING Bank for its blockchain inventory platform

Despite abandoning plans to build its own Bitcoin wallet, ABN AMRO is not quite done with blockchain tech. The Dutch banking giant has announced plans to launch a decentralized trade inventory platform in collaboration with Accenture and ING Bank, according to a press release (spotted by CoinDesk). Codenamed Forcefield, the project will employ Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to provide “real-time insight into trade inventories.” ABN AMRO claims the platform’s monitoring features “will lead to m...
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Bitcoin’s price has pumped beyond its ‘intrinsic value,’ JPMorgan says

Banking behemoth JP Morgan Chase & Co. has taken another shot at Bitcoin, claiming the cryptocurrency‘s latest rally has pushed its price beyond its “intrinsic value.” “Over the past few days, the actual price has moved sharply over marginal cost,” JPMorgan analysts wrote in a note obtained by Bloomberg. “This divergence between actual and intrinsic values carries some echoes of the spike higher in late 2017, and at the time this divergence was resolved mostly by a reduction in actual prices.” T...
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