Why Dark Web Markets Aren’t Safe for Criminals Anymore

  A new study has revealed that the dark web marketplace isn’t as safe for users’ anonymity as it was believed to be due to the simple fact that authorities are cracking down on the presence of online marketplaces, which makes it hard to keep the constant and reliable presence.  According to the study published by the cybersecurity company Trend Micro, the crackdown on marketplaces like Dream Market, Wall Street Market, DeepDotWeb, and Valhalla has…

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Cardano Bucks the Negative Trend, SOL and GAME Advance, Jun. 29

ADA Cardano was the only coin in the top 20 that saw gains last week. The majority of other cryptocurrencies are down 5-8% but ADA managed to produce a 2% advance. The dip in coin prices was once again driven by a sell-off in stocks, with investors worried about further lockdowns in the U.S.  ADA Price Index The ADA coin is seeing support as the project’s developers get ready to launch the much-hyped Shelley upgrade….

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Blockchain Advertising: Can Crypto Ad Tech Reform Online Revenue Sources?

The advertising industry is a $500 billion market, according to some estimates. It’s also plagued by problems such as wasted funding, click fraud, and inefficient viewer targeting. Furthermore, many users and audiences see advertisements as an intrusion, as they do not gain anything from interacting with those ads. Blockchain could solve these problems in a few different ways. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin allow companies to move money more efficiently—and they can compensate advertisers, publishers, viewers alike….

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Norway’s Use of Blockchain Technology to Discover Fraud

The blockchain-based tech giant supply chain for the food industry IBM Food Trust has a new addition to its ranks, Kvarøy Arctic. It is a supplier for multiple restaurants and Whole Food retailers in the United States and Canada and will start utilizing blockchain technology to provide information about the origin of its products to both restaurants and consumers. IBM Food Trust’s general manager, Raj Rao, stated that the partnership is “promoting transparency and sustainability…

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LEND Token Doubles on the Week as BTC Mixed, STRAT, IOST, CBDC Jun. 22

LEND  The top-performing coin of the last week was LEND, with a 107% gain. The token is part of the AAVE lending project.  Aave’s signature project is the “flash loan,” which is aimed at developers and offers instant borrowing without collateral that is paid back within one transaction block. This can be useful for developers who want to secure a price on a mined coin that is in progress.  Depositors provide liquidity to the market…

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Whale Watching: Which Crypto Wallets Have the Biggest Balances?

Crypto “whales” are individuals and organizations that hold a large amount of cryptocurrency, usually stored in a single wallet or address. Because Bitcoin and most other blockchains have public ledgers, tracking sites and analysts can monitor the actions of whales. This ensures that big companies and project leaders stay accountable to the public and use their funds properly. There are several different types of whale, and each behaves differently. Major Exchanges Often, crypto exchanges hold…

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The Bitcoin Billionaire Scam Controversy – How It Changed Crypto History

With the development of technologies, financial markets have also been affected. The invention of trading bots and automated trading systems made it easier for people to earn money and become effective in the trading segment. In the past, where human was forced to do everything by hand, look at the statistics, now the bots are responsible for everything, and they are completely free from emotional influence or exhaustion. When Bitcoin was invented in 2009, it…

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Crypto Selling Returns Over Virus Return Fears, BTC, XVG, VET, ZEN, GHOST, Jun. 15

BTC The cryptocurrency market met with a bout of overnight selling as Asian stocks and commodities opened with losses on fears of a second virus wave in China. The gloom filtered through to stocks futures with the Dow Jones set to open 2.5% lower. I predicted in last week’s article:  BTC couldn’t hold the rally above $10,000 at the beginning of last week and closed at $9,720. This risks a pullback if buyers don’t emerge….

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XRP Potential for Solving Global Payment Problems: Why Are Governments Ignoring It?

This is such a big problem that the UN has made it a priority to cut down the cost of these money transfers worldwide. XRP is one of the possible solutions for this problem. However, governments are reluctant to accept this cryptocurrency and legitimize it on par with fiat money. The Problem of Remittances For millions of people, remittances are the main source of support for their livelihoods. About one in nine people on the…

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Consensus Mechanisms Explained: How Blockchains Reach Finality

Blockchains like Bitcoin are made up of a sequence of “blocks,” which contain transaction data and other related information. This means that every blockchain must have a mechanism that decides which transactions to add the chain, which node operators to listen to, and how to resolve potentially conflicting information. In other words, blockchains use consensus to settle upon and finalize data. There are several mechanisms that accomplish this. Proof-of-Work (POW) Used by: BTC, BCH, ETH,…

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