The Challenges of Bitcoin Transaction Fee Estimation July 31, 2017 at 03:44PM

For the first several years of bitcoin’s existence, transaction fees were optional — they were considered a donation to miners. Wallets paid the same fee on every transaction — defaulting to whatever fee the wallet developer thought was appropriate.


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Tokens as a Service: The First to Crash July 31, 2017 at 05:24AM

Obligatory Disclaimer: To modify a quote from Tim Ferris, “I am NOT a financial advisor, and none of this advice should be taken without speaking to a qualified professional first. Also, my results [are most likely] due to pure luck and zero skill.” But…this is working for me.


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Some basics on trading Crypto July 31, 2017 at 03:59AM

Hello world! I was asked to speak on TA + Crypto in one of my ‘Wolf Pack’ member’s Telegram channel + a Q&A session afterwards. This is all the writings compiled into one article.


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Blockchain’s AOL Moment July 31, 2017 at 03:24AM

Most individuals over the age of 30 witnessed one of the most profound changes in the history of mankind: ubiquitous adoption of the internet. The internet has fundamentally changed the ways that humans interact, communicate, and work.


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How do Blockchain assets truly derive their value? July 31, 2017 at 03:24AM

Many people are not fully aware on how an asset derives its value. They believe it is purely a function of supply and demand. This however is only 1/3 of the full story.


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Why Segregated Witness will make 2017 Bitcoin’s best year yet July 29, 2017 at 10:29PM

Segregated Witness is an outstanding scientific and logistical achievement which opens the door to exciting innovations that early Bitcoin adopters could only dream of. Most of all, it fixes Bitcoin’s main technical flaw: transaction malleability.


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Canadian Bitcoin Economic Nodes Unite Against Bitcoin Unlimited and Propose Industry Guidelines for Hard Forks July 29, 2017 at 10:29PM

The following statement is published here on behalf of its signatories and was prepared on March 22nd 2017 by Dave Bradley and Francis Pouliot. We, the undersigned, represent the Canadian users, investors and merchants which interact on a daily basis with the Bitcoin network.


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The Bitcoin Organization of the Philippines Officially Opens Its Doors. July 29, 2017 at 10:24PM

The Bitcoin Organization of the Philippines (BOP) is proud to officially announce our formation as a fully registered non-profit organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines.


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Be Informed: Crypto Investment Schemes Are The New Email Scam. July 29, 2017 at 10:24PM

When the Internet first started taking hold of mainstream users with Email and Instant Messaging sites in the 90s, it helped the world of trade, commerce, and interpersonal communication boom to unprecedented heights.


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TASS interview with Polybius co-founder Ivan Turygin July 29, 2017 at 01:04AM

The first fully digital bank based on the decentralized ledger technology — blockchain — is now being created in Estonia.


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How to properly store Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies July 24, 2017 at 09:00PM

Clearly, this is not a complete list. But maybe it will give you some ideas when something goes wrong. Now you see, cryptocurrencies — is not bucks. You are fully responsible for it’s safety.


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How to set up a Bitcoin Unlimited full node July 24, 2017 at 06:05PM

There’s a lot of interest at the moment in the Bitcoin Unlimited project and people have been asking how they can help. A great way to help out with the project is to run a Bitcoin Unlimited full node. This article will show you how to set up a full node on a cheap virtual server. 1.


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Bitcoin Scaling Agreement at Consensus 2017 July 24, 2017 at 02:32AM

We agree to immediately support the following parallel upgrades to the bitcoin protocol, which will be deployed simultaneously and based on the original Segwit2Mb proposal:Activate Segregated Witness at an 80% threshold, signaling at bit 4Activate a 2 MB hard fork within six monthsWe are also commit


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The Cryptocurrency Trading Bible July 23, 2017 at 09:52PM

So you want to trade cryptocurrency? You’ve seen those eye-popping 3000% returns and you want in.


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Multi-Sig Models That Work July 23, 2017 at 09:52PM

It used to be so simple, didn’t it? One coin, one key, one user. Not too many ways to get that wrong. Except, you know, when somebody else suddenly got hold of the key. That sucked. Now it’s gotten so complicated. Seems like everybody decided that maybe one key just isn’t enough after all.


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BitGo’s Approach to Handling a Hard Fork July 23, 2017 at 09:52PM

As the rumblings of a potential upcoming hard fork of Bitcoin have gotten louder, customers have started to ask us what our plans are in the case of a miner-led fork of the network.


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Why OpenBazaar Token Doesn’t Exist July 23, 2017 at 06:07AM

If you’re even remotely interested in the world of cryptocurrencies, then you’re aware of a relatively recent phenomenon called ICOs (also called token sales).


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Milestone 2 Developer Release for OpenBazaar v2.0 July 23, 2017 at 06:07AM

Development of the OpenBazaar 2.0 software continues according to our roadmap, and today we publish the Milestone 2 developer release. Please note that this release is not yet feature complete, and cannot be used for real transactions yet.


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Start from Square Zero: Hidden Habits You Need for a Successful Career in Tech July 22, 2017 at 08:42AM

Quick question. Let’s say your friend gave you a list of fruit: apples, oranges, bananas, and strawberries. She asks you to bring her the item that’s labeled as number three on the list, which one would you pick?


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The system for labeling fundraising rounds is broken and useless July 22, 2017 at 08:42AM

When I started learning about startups and venture capital, I was dazed by the inane set of vocabulary used to label separate tranches of funding. Years later, the system has degraded to the point of near uselessness.


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Technical problems, or what to consider if you have decided to run your own ICO July 22, 2017 at 08:42AM

Actively promoted by us Polybius’ ICO succeeded stunningly — and this time in a literal sense. Stunned by attention of 14,000 people … Polybius’ website went down. And that was just the beginning. As promised, what happened and what could be done better — in today’s article.


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ELI5 : Bancor protocol enables the creation of “smart tokens” which independently handle their own… July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

ELI5: Bancor protocol enables the creation of “smart tokens” which independently handle their own liquidity and price discovery through their smart contracts.


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The Three Best Restaurant Tips for Customer Retention July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

I had my buddy Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue stop by VaynerMedia for an episode of AskGaryVee. When a fan called in to our show looking for help with his Kentucky based BBQ, Jon gave the three greatest pieces of advice for customer retention and life-time value.


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6 Costly Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Entrepreneur July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

Building a successful startup is no easy feat. Many established entrepreneurs launch several failed businesses before finally creating a company that scales and turns a profit.


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Make Money: Don’t Raise Money July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

And the fact of the matter is this article is really about two things. Number one, my disproportionate belief that learning sales is a crucial skill in developing ANY successful leader in today’s market driven economy. And number 2.


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Why I turned down $500K, Pissed off my investors, and Shut down my startup July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

It wasn’t even one of those glorious “fail fast and fail forward” learning experiences. After seven months of hard work and two weeks before we were to start fundraising, we had a good team, glowing praise from beta users, and over $250k in handshake commitments. But I pulled the plug.


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Paytm Finally Announces Much Awaited Funding from SoftBank of $1.4B July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

Softbank CEO — “In line with the Indian government’s vision to promote digital inclusion, we are committed to transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of Indian consumers and merchants”


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Part 1: Introduction to TKN and TokenCard: A platform for the post-bank era. July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

This is the first part in a series of 5 taking a deeper look at the TokenCard platform. Today, the formal introduciton to the platform. WHITEPAPER. We’ve been laying the foundation for a depositless Ethereum token debit card and platform called TokenCard.


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Bancor and TokenCard Announce Partnership July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

Today we are excited to announce an upcoming partnership between TokenCard, the first smart contract powered debit card, and Bancor, the first protocol for intrinsically tradable smart tokens.


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Wow! This is such an exiting time!!! – Carlos R. Cerrato E. – Medium July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

Wow! This is such an exiting time!!! Can’t wait to see all the new products, services and economic models coming out of the crypto community. Best wishes TokenCard


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Why is the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum falling? And what can we expect for the rest of 2017? July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

Disclaimer: I am a professional blockchain assets trader and I’m long Bitcoin and Ethereum. Don’t take anything I wrote as a trading or investment recommendation.


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Hi, – Albert David Stone – Medium July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

When can I order TokenCard? Is it shipable to Asia?


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Bancor: the TokenCard perspective. July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

It’s not often that you see a project enter the space and offer a solution so fundamental that it changes your entire perspective on something. Bancor is one of those projects.


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This is a very well thought out token model and provides such a clear perspective on some of the… July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

This is a very well thought out token model and provides such a clear perspective on some of the possibilities of token design. Great work Mitchell Loureiro and Santiment team.


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SAN Token Utility, and how it will take Santiment to Dominance July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

Santiment aims to be the market data layer for the cryptocurrency economy. The Santiment Token (SAN) will be a huge part of that, as the driving force behind our business development strategy. SAN lets us transform Santiment into a market data network.


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Some Time With the TokenCard Team July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

I flew to London on the morning of the 15th, and arrived in city center at 4:30am. After taking a short nap, I ventured to the TokenCard offices to meet David and Mel for the first time in person. If you are unfamiliar with the TokenCard project, the team raised about $14.


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This is a great writeup on Bancor. Great to see people actually taking the time to dive in! July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

This is a great writeup on Bancor. Great to see people actually taking the time to dive in!


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I communicated with Meni Rosenfeld who wrote the Math paper and he told me that Eyal Hertzog came… July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

I communicated with Meni Rosenfeld who wrote the Math paper and he told me that Eyal Hertzog came up with the idea.


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We should distinguish between the Bancor Protocol i.e. July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

We should distinguish between the Bancor Protocol i.e. the math and the BNT token. BNT implements the Bancor math but the Bancor Protocol does not require BNT as a token. ETH as reserve works just fine in token changers or smart tokens. No BNT required.


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Hello! – Dmitry P – Medium July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

Am i right?


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A New Paradigm — Understanding The Bancor Protocol July 22, 2017 at 02:32AM

If you have not been paying attention to what is going on in the blockchain world the past couple of months you have been living under a rock.


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My Vision For SegWit And Lightning Networks On Litecoin And Bitcoin July 21, 2017 at 09:07PM

You’ve probably seen that I recently started advocating for SegWit to activate on Litecoin and Bitcoin. I wasn’t doing any of this before because it would be wasted energy when the code was not finished.


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A beginner’s guide to Litecoin July 21, 2017 at 09:07PM

What is Litecoin? According to the Litecoin website, “Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world.” If you’re familiar with the digital currency Bitcoin, the above definition might sound similar.


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You Don’t Control The Outcomes Of Your Life, Principles Do. July 21, 2017 at 09:02PM

You don’t control the outcomes of your life. You don’t control how other people will respond to you.


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Controlling your own wealth as a basic human right July 21, 2017 at 09:02PM

A few months ago, the Indian government withdrew 86% of banknotes in circulation. Ostensibly, it was to cut down on the black market economy and tax cheats, but it also wiped out a large percentage of the wealth of the poorest people, who hold their wealth in cash.


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In Q3 we’re focusing on the fundamentals July 21, 2017 at 09:02PM

Coinbase and GDAX have been going through some incredible growth. Our original plan was to focus on adding new features in Q3 (new assets, trading features, etc). But the growth has brought it’s own set of challenges.


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Coinbase Spring Cleaning July 21, 2017 at 12:08PM

In our ongoing quest to make Coinbase simpler, we’ve made some hard product decisions and will be rolling out a few changes in the next several weeks. We try a lot of new ideas at Coinbase, but we also value a product that is free from clutter.


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A beginner’s guide to Ethereum tokens July 21, 2017 at 12:08PM

What is an Ethereum token? Before learning about Ethereum tokens, it is important to first understand the basics of Ethereum. Please see my beginner’s guide to Ethereum for those new to this concept entirely.


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When is the right time to invest in digital currency? July 21, 2017 at 11:58AM

This week has seen all-time price highs for both Bitcoin & Ethereum. There are often drastic, sudden price changes in digital currency, and whenever the price starts to move there’s never any shortage of “FOMO” around whether it’s the right time to buy or not.


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