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Platinum-selling performer and philanthropist Akon wants to build his own city in Senegal and launch his own cryptocurrency as the central form of exchange. Speaking on Monday, June 18th, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, on a panel titled “Branding Africa: Blockchain, Entrepreneurship and Empowering the Future,” the Grammy-nominated singer of “Don’t Matter”

The Verge

Akon wants to found a ‘real-life Wakanda’ based around his cryptocurrency AKoin

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says he “enjoys” Bitcoin price downturns as it “distracts” those not “making progress.” Armstrong: Downmoon ‘Allows For Progress’ In a series of tweets aimed at the employees of the United States’ largest cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider, Armstrong compared three cycles of Bitcoin prices from 2013, 2014, and 2017, respectively — noting the m

BITCOINIST

Coinbase CEO: ‘I’ve Come To Enjoy’ Bitcoin Price Lows

On June 17, 2018, the 21 block producers or nodes that run the EOS network chose to freeze seven accounts that were allegedly stolen from EOS community members. According to reports, all 21 block producers unanimously decided to freeze the compromised assets but the decision was met with controversy from the EOS community, and possibly some second thoughts from the block producer E

Bitcoin.com

EOS Decentralization Questioned as Block Producers Freeze Accounts

The SEC is once more taking action against a co-founder of the PlexCoin ICO project, having already sued him over securities violations and fraud.

CoinDesk

The SEC Just Froze One ICO's Accounts for A Second Time

Covesting, a fintech startup launched by former Saxo Bank traders, has never failed to meet expectations of its users. It has rolled out all its products – its platform, exchange, informational and educational site Crypto Intelligence Portal – without violating any single deadline. Now, when just a few months are left before the official release of the platform, Covesting is ready

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Covesting Invites Everyone to Test Their Platform

An Arizona man who once styled himself as a hacktivist “Bitcoin Baron” has been sentenced to prison for a distributed denial-of-service attack against the city of Madison, Wisconsin’s computer networks. According to the Department of Justice, the attack “crippled” the city’s emergency communication system, causing…Read more...

Gizmodo

'Bitcoin Baron' Gets 20 Months in Prison for DDoS Attack That 'Crippled' Emergency Communications

Humanity’s reliance on centralized financial institutions is coming to an end thanks to the power of decentralized cryptocurrency platforms. A New World  Nobody has forgotten the global recession of 2008, which plunged the entire world into a state of panic and has left many industries still in a state of recovery. The event was undeniably damaging — but it’s a less common fact th

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Benjamin Bilski: Cryptocurrencies ‘Are the New, Direct Path to Financial Independence’

A UK-based cryptocurrency exchange launches dollar-denominated litecoin futures trading.

Investopedia

UK Crypto Exchange Launches Litecoin Futures

Add Akon to the list of celebrities who are launching their own cryptocurrencies.

CoinDesk

Singer Akon Announces Cryptocurrency and Plans for Real-Life 'Wakanda'

Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that hackers took $31 million from its platform earlier this week. Two weeks earlier, Coinrail, another South Korea-based cryptocurrency trading platform, said that hackers had taken an estimated $40 million from its funds. For now, Bithumb has halted transactions on its site. One of South Korea's largest c

Business Insider

Hackers abscond with $31 million in cryptocurrencies from massive South Korean cryptocurrency trading platform

Bitcoin’s decrease in volatility may signal that the bottoming process has already begun — but it may still have a way to fall. ‘A Bottoming Process Can Begin’ While everyone and their grandmother know about Bitcoin’s dramatic decrease in value following exorbitant prices in December 2017, many investors and traders in the first and foremost cryptocurrency are less aware of its de

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Bitcoin Price Near Bottom as ‘Selling Has Become Exhausted,’ Says Market Strategist

As pricing is getting better on graphics cards that are up to two years old, the number of shipments is expected to fall during the second half of this year. According to Taiwan suppliers, the decline in cryptocurrency has allowed for the focus to be shifted back to gamers once...

TechSpot

Graphics card shipments are on the decline, profit margins still high

One of the most inconvenient things about international travel is getting stuck with foreign money that can’t be accepted in your home country. Luckily for passengers and visitors to Schiphol Airport, they now have the chance to experience the benefits of a truly global currency first hand and get rid of their fiat at the same time. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief: McAfee Stops Shillin

Bitcoin.com

You Can Now Exchange Your Leftover Euros for Crypto at Schiphol Airport

AT&T Inc. is in talks to buy digital ad firm AppNexus, which would likely signal the company's plans to challenge advertising titans Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc., Cheddar reported. AppNexus is privately held and has raised an estimated $344 million, according to FactSet. Click here to read more about AT&T’s reported ad-tech deal. In other news: Exclusive: Snap held talks

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