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Here's why Bitcoin might benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic

Here’s why Bitcoin might benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic

After having remained below the $10k-mark for a long time, Bitcoin’s price was able to overcome the resistance, before briefly surging past $12k recently. While Bitcoin did note a minor correction on the charts over the last few days, the coin’s price action remained promising. At the start of the year, most commentators had agreed …

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Before Aarogya Setu, India was informed by a Bitcoin-funded COVID-19 tracker

Before Aarogya Setu, India was informed by a Bitcoin-funded COVID-19 tracker

COVID-19 has reminded the world about the importance of information and the bliss of ignorance. Ever since the virus began spreading outside mainland China, there has been only one question on everyone’s mind – “Is there a positive case in my country?” In a country like India, one that has 1.2 billion people, shares a …

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Blockchain voting mulled in Senate memo as COVID-19 disrupts how Congress operates

Blockchain voting mulled in Senate memo as COVID-19 disrupts how Congress operates

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the U.S. Congress’s ability to meet and deliberate – a state of affairs that has forced a rethinking of how America’s national legislature operates in a time of crisis. And according to a Senate memo dated April 30 and obtained by The Block, blockchain-based voting could be part of the solution. …

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US Authorities Freeze COVID-19 Website Alleged Scammer Tried to Sell for Bitcoin

US Authorities Freeze COVID-19 Website Alleged Scammer Tried to Sell for Bitcoin

The U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) have seized coronaprevention.org, alleging its owner tried to sell the domain for bitcoin after posting about it in a “hacker’s forum.” Announced late Friday, the unidentified owner of the site tried to sell the domain to an undercover agent with the Department of Homeland Security’s …

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From Proof of Health to UBI: COVID-19 Changes Everything

From Proof of Health to UBI: COVID-19 Changes Everything

From domestic manufacturing to economic nationalization by proxy to proof of health on a blockchain, a preview of the decade to come. Joe McCann currently works in cloud and AI at Microsoft and has spent decades in tech, crypto and open source communities. He recently wrote a piece called “A New, New World Order” about the second …

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Bitcoin in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Two Possible Scenarios

Bitcoin in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Two Possible Scenarios

Futurist and author, Daniel Jeffries, shared with Cointelegraph his view on the future scenarios awaiting Bitcoin in the aftermath of COVID-19.  Two possible outcomes  In one particularly dark scenario,  the global economy will plunge into a severe recession and countries will turn to authoritarianism in order to survive.  In such a scenario, world governments will …

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Crypto Conference Defies COVID-19 Lockdown by Hosting in Virtual Realm

Crypto Conference Defies COVID-19 Lockdown by Hosting in Virtual Realm

The COVID-19 crisis may have put a stop to millions of sports events, work conferences and meet-ups across the world, but it has not halted those in the cryptocurrency space. The Coinfest Conference, which runs until April 4, has found a way to defy the coronavirus lockdown by setting up shop in the digital blockchain …

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