Science and Technology : Congressman Calls To Ban U.S. Dollar In Response To Plea For Bitcoin Ban

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    How cryptocurrency is sneaking into state elections


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/cryptocurrency-sneaking-state-elections-090000689.html

    How cryptocurrency is sneaking into state elections

    Four years after bitcoin was allowed in federal elections, most states are still in the dark
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    ...Republican Austin Petersen, a U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri, received the largest single bitcoin donation in federal election history, but was forced to return the virtual currency in June because it exceeded federal contribution limits.

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    In the first post I argued that the attack cost (and therefore security) of proof-of-work systems like Bitcoin is ultimately determined by miner revenue — the “security budget”...




     
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    Six Industries Blockchain Will Infiltrate by 2020

    https://cryptocurrencyhub.io/six-industries-blockchain-will-infiltrate-by-2020-f4998ec93726

    Six Industries Blockchain Will Infiltrate by 2020 – Cryptocurrency Hub

    When we say ‘blockchain’, we often imply disruptive innovation. Indeed, many industries have followed the trend, digitized and even…
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    ...In this piece, we’d like to focus on the ‘traditional’ and emerging verticals where blockchain will infiltrate or perhaps dominate by 2020.

    1. Financial Services...


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    ...It became clear in the ensuing discussion that transaction fees were the favoured solution to this problem — as block rewards decline miner revenue will simply shift from mostly block rewards to mostly (then entirely) fees.




     
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    ...This article discusses two examples of economic sectors touted as ripe for ‘disruption’ by blockchain technology but that face significant challenges because of variance in local laws and regulations, one of these is the lending sector. The other is the use of smart contracts to automate aspects of business transactions.




     
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    If you’re going to invest — your time and/or money — in blockchain because it’s “decentralized” then you should probably have some working criteria for qualifying projects that are “really decentralized” vs. “sorta decentralized.” Let’s explore “decentralization” and see if there are any useful frameworks for understanding the concept...
    https://blog.goodaudience.com/identifying-decentralization-60a2ae03280f

    Identifying Fake “Decentralization” – Good Audience

    Suggestions for identifying true decentralization and sidestepping innovation fakers.
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