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Monday, August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018

Turkish Lira causes interest in Bitcoin from Istanbul, Handshake - Namebase and Ethereum Name Service rebuilding the internet.

As the Turkish Lira plummets and capital controls put in place by the Turkish central bank, one can really see the value decentralized cryptocurrencies provide to people who want to protect their value from plummeting with poor fiscal policies set by their own government. received a massive 42% increase in visitors from Turkey.

Open source project Handshake aims to decentralize what are known as “root zone files” which is one of the key fundamental infrastructures that allow the world wide web to function. This project looks to rebuild the infrastructure in a trustless, decentralized way that will make website phishing, DNS hijacking (where typing takes you to an adversarial server and cloned website designed to steal your crypto) a thing of the past. More information below!


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August 22, 2018 @ 7pm EST: Advanced Introduction Workshop (Online Webinar)

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August 14, 2018: BlockTO: Block 4 - Scalable Web3 Development
August 15-16, 2018: Blockchain Futurist Conference

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August 31, 2018 @ 12pm EST: VeChain Node Monitoring Resumes

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Dissecting some of the latest cryptocurrency exchange phishkits
Responsible disclosure in the era of cryptocurrencies


Handshake, ENS and Decentralized Naming Services Explained
Vitalik Buterin Proposes a Consensus Algorithm That Requires Only 1% to Be Honest (Link to published paper by Vitalik Buterin)


Self-Regulatory Advancements To Crypto Market Will Spark Interest From Institutional Investors


Multi-token Payment Channels – STK Token – Medium


Losing Faith Fast, Istanbul Merchants Throw in Towel on the Lira
Building companies in Web 2.0 vs. Web 3.0 - Token Daily
Volkswagen AG is testing blockchain systems
ETHBerlin event utilizing only decentralized apps to organize and participate in the conference

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