by Florin Oprea
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 ?!??
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.
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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.
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.
Jonathan Chester – Forbes
FAO: Interesting insight into how these events get organized around the world. A must-read.
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.
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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.
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