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(Mar 16) Daily Digest: Playboy wallet, IBM 63 blockchain projects, BTC Lightning Network, Money Laundering

Quote of the day

“Interests rates are rising. Bond yields are falling. The equities bull run has come to an end. Perhaps cryptocurrency is the answer — said no fund manager ever.”

Crypt Consigliere, Medium writer.

 

 

Graph of the day

 

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News Digest

 

Blockchain technology and development

 

Will blockchain fix the ad industry’s trust problem?

“With collaboration, security and transparency at its heart, blockchain technology could clear away some of the opacity clouding media-trading practices.” Read more.

 

IBM ANNOUNCES BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS WITH 63 COMPANIES, 20% IN THE FOOD BUSINESS

“ It seems IBM doesn’t want to be behind anyone in the race of adopting blockchain technology.” Read more.

 

Why Bitcoin and Institutional Money Don’t Get Along. Yet.

“Interests rates are rising. Bond yields are falling. The equities bull run has come to an end. Perhaps cryptocurrency is the answer — said no fund manager ever.” Read more.

 

Playboy is working on a cryptocurrency wallet

“If you’re the rare breed of internet user who pays to look at naked people, Playboy Enterprises will cheerfully take your cryptocurrency along with your ordinary dollars.” Read more.

 

 


Laws and regulations

 

What Google’s ban on cryptocurrency ads means for traders 

“AlPHABET’S Inc’s Google on Wednesday became the latest internet giant to ban cryptocurrency-related advertising, following after Facebook in a move that would cut off promotions for initial coin offerings and exchanges amid growing concerns about scams.” Read more.

 

 

Bitcoin’s Highly-Anticipated Lightning Network Goes Live As Startup Raises $2.5 Million 

“Lightning Labs announced the beta release of their highly-anticipated Lightning Network Daemon (LND)” Read more.

 

 


Exchanges

Binance Monthly Highlights: Month 8

“No calm days in the life of BinanceRead more.

 

 


Cryptocurrency

 

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Any Support Area In Sight? 

Bitcoin looks poised for another leg lower, so are there any bulls still waiting nearby?Read more.

 

Bitcoin’s ‘Death Cross’ Looms as Strategist Eyes $2,800 Level 

“The tea leaves don’t bode well for Bitcoin.” Read more.

 

Meet the Only 2 People in the World Who Have Become Billionaires Off Cryptocurrency

“Cryptocurrency has two kingpins. Forbes’ 2018 ranking of the world’s billionaires includes only a couple people who accumulated their vast fortunes from digital assets: Chris Larsen and Changpeng Zhao.” Read more.

 

The Crypto J-Curve

“As the cryptoasset markets develop we’ll see many booms and busts as enthusiasm waxes and wanes. Waxing and waning is all part of riding a rocket to the moon..” Read more.

 

 


General

BITCOIN CLASSES PROVING POPULAR IN ILLINOIS COLLEGES 

“Bitcoin is invading the college experience in Illinois as students are flocking to courses that focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.” Read more.

 

Cybercriminals launder money through mansions, private islands and crypto currency 

“Cybercriminal proceeds make up an estimated 8-10 percent of total illegal profits laundered globally, amounting to an estimated $80-$200 billion each year.” Read more.

 

 

 

 

List of ICOs that start on weekend (Mar 17-18)

• ZPER (see more)

• Sintez (see more)

• RUNtoken: Ethereum Blockchain Fitness Platform (see more)

• GlobexSCI (see more)

 

 

 

Check more promising Upcoming ICOs here.

 

 

 

 

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