Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime
Jan17

Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime

Thanks to the EU’s most recent money laundering directive, a small business called Post-a-coin, which sold cute postcards pre-loaded with tiny amounts of bitcoin, is being forced to shut down. Meanwhile, the most heinous criminals in history are continuing to facilitate violence, trafficking and laundering of cash with impunity. Also Read: Why the Counter Economy Is Necessary to Bitcoin’s Survival as a Disruptive Currency...

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Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans
Jan17

Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans

U.S.-based Silvergate Bank has launched a bitcoin collateralized loan product with Bitstamp as its launch partner. The crypto exchange will act as the bank’s agent to manage and provide custody for bitcoin collateral. The product utilizes Silvergate Bank’s Exchange Network to fund loans and process repayments in real time. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia Silvergate...

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RomUniverse’s Request to Dismiss Nintendo Piracy Lawsuit Fails
Jan17

RomUniverse’s Request to Dismiss Nintendo Piracy Lawsuit Fails

Last year, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against the game download portal RomUniverse. The website, which also allows users to download movies and books, was accused of massive copyright infringement, including that relating to many Nintendo titles. “The Website contains and offers to the public an immense library of unauthorized copies of video games, primarily Nintendo video games designed for nearly every video game system...

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Kim Dotcom Wins Back K.im Domain After Dispute & $100K Sell-Back Offer
Jan17

Kim Dotcom Wins Back K.im Domain After Dispute & $100K Sell-Back Offer

Kim Dotcom’s under-development file-sharing project K.im received a setback recently when its K.im domain fell into third-party hands. As reported here on TF last Sunday, communication issues with the registry led to the domain expiring and it was quickly snapped up by Bulgarian expired domain specialist Kalin Karakehayov. “[T]he domain k.im was registered by me, Kalin Karakehayov for personal use while it was in an...

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Get started with this open source to-do list manager
Jan17

Get started with this open source to-do list manager

Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I’m taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using. read...

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