Kim Dotcom Looks to Revive Megaupload, with Bitcoin Helping

Controversial online content entrepreneur Kim Dotcom’s announcement that he plans to reintroduce the Megaupload site next year and hinting that it will accept bitcoin has created a stir among bitcoiners. Bitcoiners have varying views about Megaupload 2.0’s chances for success and about being associated with a file sharing platform that ran afoul of the law. […]

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Chinese Bitcoin Miners Hold Energy Conference

Bitmain, currently the largest miner, held a semi-private event in Chengdu, one of southwest China’s provincial capital with almost 15 million inhabitants, where representatives from “Inner Mongolia, Yunnan, Sichuan and other government agencies” were invited to “share power grid and local power resources.” Representatives from local governments were in attendance with speeches given on behalf […]

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Bitcoin Entrepreneur Jeff Garzik Sees Major Role for Blockchain in Real Estate

Jeff Garzik, bitcoin entrepreneur and founder of Bloq, a code-for-hire service, gave an overview of blockchain’s application to real estate at the International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA) Conference in Newport Beach, Calif. A video of the conference is available on Youtube. He explained blockchain technology’s benefits to the real estate business: automated payments, fraud reduction, no […]

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