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Mar 14, 2019

Enjin Plans to Mobilize 20 Million Gamers to Fight Aging

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A collaboration between online technology company Enjin and the SENS Research Foundation has just been announced with the bold plan to mobilize a community of 20 million video gamers to help fight aging.

Enjin is a cryptocurrency and online video game company with a plan to change how donors and charities interact in a bid to make fundraising for globally important causes more effective.

This collaboration with SENS Research Foundation is the first program on the road to this goal. The project is essentially gamifying the fundraising experience to make it more fun and engaging for donors. To achieve this, donors get rewards for their donations in the form of blockchain-based collectibles known as “non-fungible tokens” (NFTs).

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Mar 12, 2019

Enjin Mobilizes 20 Million Gamers & Blockchain to Help Humans Live Longer

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Enjin, an information technology company focused on online gaming and the cryptocurrency sector, has been at the forefront of blockchain innovation for over a decade. Unlike the vast majority of decentralized projects that have no real products and struggle for adoption, Enjin boasts an ever-growing portfolio of products, including: Enjin Network, Enjin Wallet, EnjinX, Efinity and Enjin Coin (ENJ), and a thriving global community of over 20 million registered gamers. By leveraging its leading-edge technology and active ecosystem, Enjin is positioning itself to revolutionize how donors interact with the charities and social impact organisations they care about most.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190311005265/en/

Some of the unique collectible NFTs designed by Enjin for the SRF donations pilot

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Mar 11, 2019

Facebook’s cryptocurrency could be a $19 billion revenue opportunity, Barclays says

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One Wall Street firm sees major upside for Facebook if its secretive cryptocurrency plan works out.

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Mar 6, 2019

In the Future, Blockchain Robots Could Deliver Pizza and Perform Surgery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, robotics/AI

Intel is creating blockchain-controlled robots with other members of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.

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Mar 5, 2019

Coinbase Preventing Account Closures as #DeleteCoinbase Movement Spreads

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Multiple users are reporting on social media that they are currently unable to delete their Coinbase accounts. This news comes as some cryptocurrency enthusiasts continue to clamor for a boycott of the exchange giant over its recent acquisition of Neutrino.

Amid the clamor for a boycott on Coinbase, some users are saying that the company is preventing them from closing down their accounts. Respondents say they followed the fairly easy account closing procedure only to be met with error messages.

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Feb 28, 2019

Get ready for a Facebook-sponsored cryptocurrency

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New York Times: Facebook is building a new cryptocurrency for WhatsApp payments.

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Feb 25, 2019

Chinese internet users turn to the blockchain to fight against government censorship

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Thanks to blockchain, internet users have achieved some victories in the fight against China’s strict internet censorship.

A historic moment was made on April 23. Peking University’s former student, Yue Xin, had penned a letter detailing the university’s attempts to hide sexual misconduct. The case involved a student, Gao Yan, who committed suicide in 1998 after a professor sexually assaulted and then harassed her.

The letter was blocked by Chinese social networking websites, but an anonymous user posted it on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Feb 19, 2019

Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, security

More and more security holes are appearing in cryptocurrency and smart contract platforms, and some are fundamental to the way they were built.

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Feb 6, 2019

The Indian government is worried that cryptocurrencies may destabilise the rupee

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https://paper.li/e-1437691924#/


A sore point.

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Feb 4, 2019

Canadian cryptocurrency fund boss Gerald Cotten died – and US$190million of his investors’ money may be encrypted forever

Posted by in categories: cosmology, cryptocurrencies, economics, encryption

US$190 million in investors’ money has been locked since Cotten died in December. His widow says she doesn’t know his passwords.


About US$190 million in cryptocurrency has been locked away in a online black hole after the founder of a currency exchange died, apparently taking his encrypted access to their money with him.

Investors in QuadrigaCX, Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, have been unable to access their funds since its founder, Gerald Cotten, died last year.

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