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Blockchain-focused law practice

The Blockchain industry inevitably seeks for support by law, and the hole in the market will be soon filled by two competent entrepreneurs Angela Angelovska-Wilson and Lewis Cohen, who have started their own law practice focused on the nascent industry. 

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Freedom of The Press Accepts Crypto To Help Defence Free Speech

Freedom of The Press Accepts Crypto To Help Defence Free Speech

Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) launched a cryptocurrency donation page to raise money for support and protection of free media. “We use crowdfunding, digital security, and internet advocacy to support journalists and whistleblowers worldwide,” states FPF’s website. 

From now the nonprofit organization accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and ZCash. All donations are intended to advance press liberty. FPF reports that they are not alone in this boat: Mainframe, a company resisting censorship, generously donated as much as 1,000 ETH to the Foundation, who they share interests with. 

Google Accused Of Unfair Competition

Google Accused Of Unfair Competition

Not a long time ago, in March 2018 Alphabet Inc. that runs Google and Youtube has declared to ban all crypto-related ads, and in April – all apps that have something to do with mining.

The ban was excused as a measure to protect users from fraudulent offers, however, on June 4 The Independent has published an article suspecting Google in implementing the ban in its vested interest: read more

Opera Software Is Launching a New Browser with a Built-In Crypto Wallet

Opera Software Is Launching a New Browser with a Built-In Crypto Wallet

Opera began to test a mobile browser with a built-in crypto wallet, thus becoming the first major browser creator to facilitate crypto trading. As the makers say, it is going to be a new version of the familiar Opera browser for Android that contains an easy in use crypto wallet functionality supporting Web3 API. The project is now in private beta available for users to join. This simply means that users no longer need to install any services to send and receive crypto money – the wallet is already there for them. 

"We believe the web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow…By becoming the first major browser to open up to Web 3.0, we would like to contribute to making the internet of the future more accessible,” Charles Hamel, the product lead on Opera Crypto, explained.

Rivemont Crypto Fund Holds Its Assets in Cash

Rivemont Crypto Fund Holds Its Assets in Cash

Rivemont Crypto Fund, a Canadian company owned by Rivemont Investments, keeps approximately 91% of its assets – $2.3 million – in fiat currency, and only the insignificant rest in Bitcoin.

Rivemont Putting an Eye on the Altcoins

Rivemont Investments offers investment strategies basing on the market’s volatility. Its subsidiary Rivemont Crypto Fund, established in December 2017, is the only active cryptocurrency fund in Canada, according to the official data. The fund trades Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ethereum Classic (ETC), and is registered in 3 provinces with the Ontario Securities Commission, the Alberta Securities Commission, and the British Columbia Securities Commission.  Rivemont Crypto Fund is considering investments in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and alternative coins such as Neo and Dash.

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The CEO of Tron Justin Sun: Stop Using Ethereum, Come to the Tron Side

The CEO of the Tron blockchain and coin (TRX) told decentralized application (DApp) developers to stop using Ethereum platform and start deploying their DApps on The Tron blockchain instead.

Twitter user Afri Schoedon published a tweet in which stated

Scam App Mimicking Ether Appears on Google Play Store

Scam App Mimicking Ether Appears on Google Play Store

Lukas Stefanko, a malware specialist from Slovakia, spotted a fraudulent "Ethereum" application on Google Play and shared his discovery on Twitter August 20.

Not What It Seems

In the tweet, the specialist noticed that purchasing the application is "not the same" as buying Ethereum, meaning that the app is a crypto scam made to defraud users by imitating the actual altcoin currently worth around $290.

The app had been allegedly offered at cost of €335 (around $388), as indicated by The Next Web.

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Russia’s Major Airline Operator S7 Now Uses Smart Contracts

Russia’s Major Airline Operator S7 Now Uses Smart Contracts

S7, one of the largest airline operators in Russia, has tested an application based on blockchain to track information associated with refueling planes. 

Smart Contracts Speed Up Literally Anything 

According to the press release, the company trialed the application together with its fuel provider, Gazpromneft-Aero, and Alfa-Bank, Russia's major private bank, on a local flight based out of the Tolmachevo International Airport, Siberia. 

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The CEO of Tron: Stop Using Ethereum, Come to the Tron Side

The CEO of Tron: Stop Using Ethereum, Come to the Tron Side

The CEO of the Tron blockchain and coin (TRX) told decentralized application (DApp) developers to stop using Ethereum platform and start deploying their DApps on The Tron blockchain instead.

Twitter user Afri Schoedon published a tweet in which stated: 

And got replies from the CEO of Tron and from the inventor of Ethereum.

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TRON CEO: 200x Faster Than Ethereum, 100x Cheaper Than EOS

TRON CEO: 200x Faster Than Ethereum, 100x Cheaper Than EOS

The recent twitter stand-off between the CEO of TRON Justin Sun and the inventor of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin seems to be going on. 

Fast and Furious

Sun posted a tweet that claimed TRON would be faster than the most popular platform for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and decentralized applications (Dapps) Ethereum. This update is also the launch of TRON Virtual Machine that lets users test smart contracts before they start to use the TRON’s mainnet.

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Not-a-Billionaire Vitalik Buterin Responds to Accusatory Tweets

Not-a-Billionaire Vitalik Buterin Responds to Accusatory Tweets

The co-creator of Ethereum and one of the most influential people in crypto Vitalik Buterin denied the rumors about him being a cryptocurrency-billionaire. 

New York University professor Nouriel Roubini’s posted a tweet, in which he accused Buterin of usurping 75% of the Ether supply. In response, Buterin claimed that he had never held more than 0.9 percent of Ethereum, adding that “there are no criminal laws against pre-mining.”

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Binance Has Opened Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange in Africa

Binance Has Opened Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange in Africa

The largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance is opening a branch in Uganda this week, as was announced on the official website today, October 15.

Maintaining the Economy

According to the release, the exchange in Uganda has already begun the know-your-customer (KYC) procedures, and will start accepting deposits and withdrawals of the local currency, Ugandan shillings (UGX), in two days. Initially, the branch will support only Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), but other currency pairs will be added in time. 

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