HTC Adds Native Bitcoin Cash Support to Its Flagship Smartphone
Sep16

HTC Adds Native Bitcoin Cash Support to Its Flagship Smartphone

The bitcoin cash community now has a new way to secure and transact its digital money, as HTC adds native BCH support to its Exodus 1 smartphone. A key reason the technology manufacturer has chosen to do so is that many consumers are using BCH as a payment method and HTC wants to see a future where merchants use the Exodus to receive BCH payments. Also Read: David Chaum’s Elixxir Invites Smartphone Users to Test Private...

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At Least 19 Central Banks Give Way to Monetary Easing As Economy Slows
Sep16

At Least 19 Central Banks Give Way to Monetary Easing As Economy Slows

In a coordinated fashion, more than 18 central banks worldwide have or plan to cut interest rates, sparking a domino effect of monetary easing. It’s been 10 years since the world has seen central planners orchestrate such harmonization in an attempt to save the economy from a deep recession. Also Read: Money and Democracy: Why You Never Get to Vote on the Most Important Part of Society A Large Number of Central Banks Slash...

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A Short History of the World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Pools
Sep16

A Short History of the World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Pools

Mining pools grow and shrink, and rise and fall altogether. Today there are more extinct mining pools than there are active ones. The hashpower of the survivors secures hundreds of PoW crypto networks, from major coins such as BTC and BCH to obscure altcoins such as monero classic and “zelcash.” The following guide provides an insight into the origins of the world’s largest mining pools including their founders,...

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Platform Exclusives Could Boost Piracy, UK Govt Report Notes
Sep16

Platform Exclusives Could Boost Piracy, UK Govt Report Notes

Last week the UK Government’s Intellectual Property Office published its annual IP Crime and Enforcement Report. The report provides an overview of the latest anti-piracy achievements of copyright holders and also signals some emerging threats. It seems to be written mostly based on input from large rightsholders, which can make it a bit one-sided. The overall theme is that piracy and counterfeiting remain a major problem...

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UK ‘Pirate’ IPTV Users’ Favorite Channels “Are Free-to-Air”
Sep16

UK ‘Pirate’ IPTV Users’ Favorite Channels “Are Free-to-Air”

While the TV licensing system in the UK is viewed as an unpopular tax by many citizens, millions hand over money every year in order to receive broadcasts into their homes. For the sum of £154.50 for a color TV license and £52 for a black and white equivalent, residents can potentially obtain access to dozens of channels via satellite (Freesat) or antenna (Freeview), none of which come with a subscription charge. In fact,...

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