Cloudflare Suspends Streaming Sites and File Hosters, But Not Over Piracy
Feb19

Cloudflare Suspends Streaming Sites and File Hosters, But Not Over Piracy

As one of the leading CDN and DDoS protection services, Cloudflare is used by millions of websites across the globe. As with any service of its size, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the company’s clientele includes many pirate sites. This includes the likes of The Pirate Bay. In recent years many copyright holders have complained about Cloudflare’s involvement with these platforms. However, the company maintains...

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EU Commission Deletes Article 13 Post Because ‘Mob’ Understood it Incorrectly
Feb19

EU Commission Deletes Article 13 Post Because ‘Mob’ Understood it Incorrectly

Last week the European Parliament and European Council agreed on the final text of the EU Copyright Directive. Supporters of Article 13 say this will lead to a better deal for the entertainment industries at the expense of Google’s YouTube, since it will have to obtain proper licenses for content uploaded to platform, while taking responsibility for infringing uploads. Opponents, on the other hand, believe that the...

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Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options
Feb18

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project Shift Financial’s...

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Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments
Feb18

Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments

Cryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay. Also Read: Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations via Bitpay Atrium Fintech and Blockchain Now...

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More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project
Feb18

More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

Over the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. Also Read: Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks The Veriblock Chain Is Paying for a...

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