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BC Vault Throws Down the Gauntlet to Trezor

The Bitcoin hardware wallet space is increasingly active, with new entrants coming up all the time. If you search “hardware wallet” on Amazon, you get dozens of options. The two most well-known companies, of course, are Ledger and Trezor. But a variety of alternatives exist. CCN received two BC Vault review units from a company called Real Security, based out of Slovenia. From Skeptic to Bitcoin Hardware Wallet User in a Few Simple Steps I’ll be frank: I’ve always felt that hardware wallets are a “nice to have” when it…

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CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how our site was affected by Google’s Core Update. As data from SEO analyzer Sistrix shows, our visibility on Google dropped from 1.2 to less than 0.6. You might say we ought not to face any…

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The Inside Scoop on Why AT&T Pulled the Trigger on Bitcoin

By CCN: When AT&T became the first major mobile provider to accept bitcoin for bill payments through the AT&T website and the myAT&T mobile app, 150 million AT&T customers received the opportunity to pay their cell phone bill using cryptocurrency. “Whenever a Fortune 500 company accepts bitcoin, it’s always pretty interesting, because they don’t need the revenue,” says BitPay Chief Commercial Officer Sonny Singh, speaking to CCN. “And, the big brands are a little more conservative, while bitcoin is a newer payment option. You would think the cooler companies would…

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ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Horrific Sri Lanka Easter Bombings, Research Claims

By CCN.com: Bitcoin played a role in staging the Easter Sunday suicide bombing in Sri Lanka that killed 253 civilians, according to Israeli blockchain intelligence firm Whitestream. The agency revealed that the ISIS used Canada-based payment gateway CoinPayments to convert bitcoins to fiat money. The firm identified large scale transactions between the wallets that ISIS used to raise contributions and the bitcoin accounts held by CoinPayments. Whitestream found that the balances in the payment company’s wallets surged from $500,000 to $4.5 million just one day before the Easter attacks. The…

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Crypto Founder Lashes Out, Blames SEC for ‘Starving’ Innovation

“My name is David Siegel, I am a regulatory refugee from the United States.” This is how David Siegel, founder of crypto projects Pillar and 20|30, starts his presentations. What challenges have you faced building projects within the blockchain industry? Siegel understands the need for innovation and disruption within economies, and he can get more done in the UK and Europe than he can in the US. His frustration is that institutional legacy mindsets are holding society back at the precise point when we have the ability to leap forward….

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Crypto Icon Da Hongfei Claims NEO Will Be #1 Blockchain by 2020

In the damp and drizzly Pacific northwestern city of Seattle, NEO (remember them?) held their DevCon conference last weekend. It was a chance for the passionate City of Zion developers, dApp developers, NEO enthusiasts, and skeptics alike to come together to find out about the cryptocurrency project’s ambitious plans moving forward – and, of course, to hear from charismatic founder Da Hongfei. As he leaped on stage, the packed conference room cheered, and he smiled widely, admitting that he had not expected such a large turnout. The Neo price is hovering…

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