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Dinwiddie Leads Crypto Charge, Tokenizes His NBA Contract

September 13, 2019

Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie just announced his plans to tokenize his latest NBA contract to broaden his investment options now. | Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is playing a different kind of game. Last year, in a story about his love for bitcoin, Dinwiddie told Bleacher Report,

“I got a lot of ideas. But I can’t give it all to you because I haven’t even started them yet.”

He’s starting now. Dinwiddie, who’s been a long-time crypto enthusiast, is planning to tokenize his NBA contract.
A New Kind of Contract
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the NBA player will convert his contract,

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Is the NSA’s ‘Quantum-Resistant Crypto’ for Nefarious Means?

September 5, 2019

The NSA has revealed plans to create a quantum resistant crypto. It’s not the first time the agency has taken an interest in cryptocurrency. | Source: ShutterstockThe U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is going from crypto surveillance to crypto creation. According to Bloomberg reporter William Turton, the agency is developing “quantum-resistant crypto.”Anne Neuberger, Director of NSA’s new Cybersecurity Directorate says that the agency will propose hardware and software standards again. Also notes agency is working to build quantum resistant crypto.— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) September 4, 2019Neuberger, Director of the NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate, revealed this information yesterday during the 10th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit in

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Turkish Bitcoin Adoption Ramps Up amid Flagging Economic Recovery

August 16, 2019

By Turkey likes bitcoin more than any of the other 14 nations polled in a recent survey by Dutch banking group ING. Sixty-two percent of Turks were crypto positive, while 36% said they would be happy to be paid in bitcoin. Meanwhile, Austrians were the most skeptical, with only 13% being pro-crypto.These sentiments make perfect sense given Turkey’s recent economic struggles.Turkey’s Rising Industrial WoesFresh off the collapse of the lira in 2018, Turkey is still trying to find its footing. ABN Amro economist Nora Neuteboom only expects a “modest recovery” after the brutal year.Our new #Turkey Watch• Turkey is more resilient than a year ago but we expect a very modest recovery from the current low levels• Inflation is rapidly decreasing, to an estimated 15% end-of-year and we

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Coinbase Goes to Battle With Binance, Looks to Add 8 New Cryptocurrencies

August 7, 2019

While Coinbase is still the place many Americans go for their first cryptocurrency purchase, another crypto exchange has them backpedalling. As the Malta-based exchange Binance continues its rise to the top, Coinbase is making moves to ensure they don’t become “Yahoo!” to Binance’s “Google.”The San Francisco-based platform just announced that they’re looking to add eight new coins to their exchange. In a recent blog post, Coinbase stated that they’re considering adding the following coins:Algorand (Algo)Cosmos (Atom)Dash (Dash)Decred (DCR)Matic Network (Matic)Harmony (One)Ontology (Ont)Waves (Waves)Coinbase is reviewing 8 new cryptocurrencies with a view to adding them to its exchange. Source: CoinbaseFounded in 2012, Coinbase made it to 2018 with only four coins on its roster. With only

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Crypto-friendly Switzerland Outclasses U.S. as Facebook Libra’s Regulator

July 21, 2019

Switzerland crypto laws have appealed to blockchain enthusiasts for years. Facebook’s head of blockchain, David Marcus, is no exception. He released a statement announcing that he expects the new coin to be governed by Swiss law.“Because the (Libra) Association is headquartered in Geneva, it will be supervised by the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA). We have had preliminary discussions with FINMA and expect to engage with them on an appropriate regulatory framework for the Libra Association.”Marcus went on to state that the association intends to register with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Questions remain. Why did Libra choose to headquarter in Switzerland? What are the main differences between Switzerland’s crypto laws

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