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Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously

A new use case is emerging for cryptocurrency: helping women who’ve suffered sexual harassment or assault gain financial independence while also protecting their privacy. Case in point, a sexual assault survivor used the crypto-powered payment processor Seeds to crowdfund $500 in September after the trauma left her unable to work for several months. Had she used a […]
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6:26 PM GMT+0000 / November 10, 2018

French Lawmakers Want to Give Bitcoin Investors a Tax Cut

According to a French news website, France’s lower house of parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has backed a proposed plan from its finance commission which will effectively bring the taxes on bitcoin gains in line with other capital gains taxes in the country. At present, bitcoin sales are taxed about 20 percent more than traditional capital gains […]
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6:12 PM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

7 Early-Stage Recruiting Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

By Alex P In the early days of your startup, there may be no decision you make as a founder that will be more critical than your initial hires. I’m talking about your first client engineers, server engineers, product managers, salespeople, designers, etc. If you hire the right people for these roles, your company, future employees, […]
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12:36 PM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

Building the Venture Capital State

By Patrick Hall In a 1986 speech, then president Ronald Reagan lamented that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” This statement epitomizes the neoliberal view of how Silicon Valley became a global beacon of high-technology ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. For followers […]
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12:10 PM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

Side Marketing: Blockchain Companies And Enterprises Are Using One Business To Grow Two

By Luke F Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah were studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and decided to enter a business contest, a moment that would soon forever change their lives. The two ended up becoming the semi-finalists in the competition—after graduating, the pair then went on to found Hubspot in 2006. Fast forward a […]
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11:35 AM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

Texas Hits Cryptocurrency Mining Firms with Cease and Desist for Fraud

Texas executed regulatory action recently against two cryptocurrency mining companies. The Securities Commissioner for Texas sent EXY Crypto (also known as Execrypto) and AWS Mining PTY LTD. cease and desist letters based on fraudulent activities. EXY Crypto Texas order number ENF-18-CDO-1771 against EXY Crypto specifically names Morgan Nolan, Rafael Logan, and Melissa Spring as involved in the ordeal. […]
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3:42 PM GMT+0000 / November 8, 2018

Hackers Breach Popular Web Analytics Site to Target Crypto Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io was apparently the target of hackers who compromised a widely used web analytics platform this week. According to a report from internet security firm ESET on Tuesday, bad actors compromised Ireland-based web analytics site StatCounter, in an attempt to steal bitcoin from the exchange’s customers. The attackers managed to inject malicious code into the […]
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5:35 PM GMT+0000 / November 7, 2018