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What a Facebook Blockchain Token Might Look Like
Facebook has not been having a good time, lately. After it has been revealed that Facebook has been selling user data to Cambridge Analytica, ICE, and other groups, it became clear that this site has a lot more involvement in data collection than most would have guessed. Once news groups traced Facebook's involvement in the 2016 election results, it became even more clear that the company has been setting its goal to become a political being.
How To Mine Ethereum on Your Mac
As we begin to slowly progress into a digital world, one of the biggest developments has been the evolution of cryptocurrency. When bitcoin arrived on the scene, it was met with both skepticism and high expectations. While it started off slow, bitcoin has now exploded in terms of value. As recent as 2016 or 2017, one bitcoin was barely worth anything. Now, one bitcoin is worth nearly $8,000.
What an Amazon Blockchain Token Might Look Like
Amazon is the wealthiest company in the history of the world. Currently valued at $500 billion, it's become clear that Amazon is not just a company. It's a marketplace, a major tech innovator, a production house, and now, it's looking like Amazon might also end up being a major player in the blockchain world, too.
Signs the Cryptocurrency Market Is Maturing
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have opened up the door for millions, if not billions, of dollars in revenue throughout a span of different industries. This new tech has become a hot-button topic among investors of every type, especially when it comes to Bitcoin and other alt currencies.
Amazing Real-World Examples of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World
Blockchain is always being called revolutionary, but the truth is that most people just assume that it's revolutionary because it's new. Novelty alone isn't the reason why people are going crazy over blockchain technology. It's not even just the potential that makes people go nuts over it, either.
How Blockchain Can Fight DDoS Attacks
Ah, blockchain. This is the technology that has been revolutionizing cybersecurity industries, and has been changing every single industry it touches. This decentralized digital ledger has led to everything from the creation of Bitcoin to the creation of a smarter energy grid.
5 Sectors Blockchain Is Disrupting That Are Not Cryptocurrency
There's a vast plentitude of industries that blockchain will disrupt, (like real estate, investment strategies, and hell maybe even education), but how will this effect our lives? What kind of changes can we even expect to see, or will we even see? That's the whole point behind narrowing done the 5 sectors that blockchain is disrupting that are not cryptocurrency. We can't expect to know what the future will hold without already feigning to see the obstacles in front of us right now.
New technologies are continuously being integrated into our lives – of which Bitcoin (renowned virtual currency) is one of the most thriving. Undoubtedly, Bitcoin’s value has burgeoned (from $0.07 in 2010 to $1,000 in January 2017). Nevertheless, the real breakthrough, invented by unidentified Satoshi Nakamoto, remains the DNA underpinning this cryptocurrency; the blockchain.
Industries That Blockchain Will Disrupt
Blockchain technology is revolutionary in nature, and while it may seem like just a tiny tweak to regular coding, it has led to amazing advances in tech. It's created Bitcoin and just about every other cryptocurrency being exchanged in the world.
What Is Upfiring, the File-Sharing Blockchain Platform?
First of all, what is a blockchain network? Blockchain networks are designed for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin because of its ability to share files and exchange digital currency directly with incorruptible capabilities.
Strategies to Help You Navigate the Blockchain Space
Blockchain technology has become one of the most uniquely revolutionary advances in computer programming in recent years. It's so revolutionary, it's disrupting industries throughout the world and has even brought about an entire market of non-fiat money that's rapidly gaining more widespread use.
How to Spot a Bitcoin Scam
With tax season among us, there are a lot of scams out there to lure unsuspecting victims into unknowingly handing over thousands of dollars to criminals. Bitcoin has become the easiest and newest way to scam individuals out of thousands of dollars. Here is what you need to know on how these scams work so you can protect yourself. Bitcoin has become one of the most popular and effective ways for thieves to con their victims and get away with it due to the fact that Bitcoin is a crypto-currency, which is impossible to trace because it operates through a complex series of blockchains on the internet. Once you complete a transaction through a Bitcoin ATM machine, your money is essentially gone unless you have access to the blockchain key. Your money is essentially gone because unlike wire transfers, Bitcoin transactions cannot be traced. If you get a call from someone claiming to be from Canada Revenue or the IRS and they insist that you owe thousands of dollars in "back taxes" and are pressuring you to pay the balance owing via Bitcoin, this is a clear indication that someone is attempting to scam you out of thousands of dollars. Keep in mind that because Bitcoin is not a regulated currency, the IRS in the United States and Canada Revenue will never accept Bitcoin as payment for "back taxes owed." EVER. If you find yourself in the midst of a Bitcoin scam, hang up and alert your local authorities. Intimidation is one of the key elements of what makes these scams so successful. Thieves will say things like, if you fail to pay the balance owing on your taxes, they will come to your house and arrest you, confiscate your passport etc. Bear in mind, that Canada Revenue or the IRS will never threaten to show up on your doorstep to demand payment. If you do owe money in unpaid taxes, Canada Revenue or the IRS will send a letter to you in the mail of an outline of what, if anything, is owed. They never make house calls. For them to do this would be a direct violation of your civil rights. If you owed thousands of dollars in unpaid credit card debt, it may go to a collection agency if you are not able to settle the outstanding debt. Collection agencies do not conduct house calls either. Again, this would be in direct violation of your civil rights. If you owe thousands of dollars in credit card debt, wouldn't you be suspicious if the person pretending to be from a collection agency, asked you to make a payment via Bitcoin? Bitcoin is not accepted as a legitimate form of currency because it is not regulated by any bank and therefore cannot be traced. See where I'm going with this? A credit card cannot payment cannot be made via Bitcoin because credit card companies are regulated by banks and can be traced by banks around the world. If you get a phone call from Canada Revenue or the IRS demanding that you pay via Bitcoin in "back taxes," try to jot the number down and alert your local authorities. This way, the authorities can make a possible trace as to where the call initially came from. The authorities can have a better chance of apprehending these criminals by catching them in the act and hopefully, bring them to justice. During tax season and all year round, always remain vigilant by never giving out thing like bank information, passwords among other personal information over the phone. If you do use credit cards to make purchases over the phone or online, be sure to check bank account and credit card statements on a regular basis. This way, if you do notice any suspicious activity, you can report it sooner than later. This will save you a lot of grief and money in the long run.