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by Florin Oprea

Edition 11, 18.07.2017

Cryptocurrencies

A South African Startup Is Using Bitcoin To Turn Digital Pirates Against Each Other

Joon Ian Wong – Quartz

The scholarly environs of the New Media research lab at Stellenbosch University in South Africa gave rise to a diabolically clever plan to deal with video piracy in 2015: Lure pirates with bitcoin to find out the source of the contraband material. That project has become the basis for a startup called Custos.

FAO: OMG section ?!??

Exchanges & Trading Venues

India – Govt Mulls Use Of KYC For Cryptocurrency Transactions

Mansi Taneja – DNA India

The government is mulling the use of KYC (know your customer) norms and a framework for cross border transfer for cryptocurrency transactions, which will address the issues arising out of foreign exchange regulation.

FAO: Is this good or bad? And why? Send me your answers here. Happy to publish the best opinions.

Latest Developments & Agreements

Bitfury Releases ‘Anchorable’ Enterprise Blockchain

Pete Rizzo – CoinDesk

Bitfury Group is open-sourcing its first private blockchain framework, though it’s one that offers a twist on the established idea. Called Exonum, the software aims to distinguish itself from DLT solutions by enabling users to secure data using the bitcoin blockchain.

FAO: New solution from Bitfury.

Nuco Builds Tokenized Blockchain ‘Bridge’ For Enterprise Applications

Stan Higgins — CoinDesk

Nuco, a startup founded by a group of former Deloitte employees, has released a new white paper detailing its latest blockchain initiative.

Events

The Blockchain Incredible Party: Extravagant Conferences Of Bitcoin Millionaires

Jonathan Chester –  Forbes

FAO: Interesting insight into how these events get organized around the world. A must-read.

Analysis

Ethereum Bounces Back Nearly 40% From Crash

Evelyn Cheng – CNBC.com

In a volatile few days of trading, digital currency ethereum on Monday rebounded nearly 40 percent from the seven-week low it hit Sunday morning.

FAO: Highly volatility will continue till at least August 1st. Do you think otherwise? Share your thoughts with our network. Send us your feedback here and I will gladly publish it.

Other news

The Blockchain Could Have Better Security Than The Banks

The Conversation

There are ways to improve the online ledger blockchain by taking some security notes from banks. If people could use both two-step verification and spending limits on the blockchain, this would reduce any economic loss from cyber attacks and in turn encourage more users.

Opinion

The Easiest Way To Make Millions Quickly These Days — CryptoMania

Panos Mourdoukoutas –  Forbes

Of all the ways to make tons of money quickly these days, one stands out: make a hot “Initial Public Offering” (IPO) for a cryptocurrency—take a cryptocurrency public through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to ride the cryptoMania trend.

FAO: Another warning regarding the risks of “going with the ICO flow”.

 

 

FAO: Florin Adrian Oprea, Editor-in-chief Blockchain Daily News

DNT: Decebal Nicolaie Todarita, Editor Blockchain Daily News