Startup Brings Blockchain Functionality to Steam Gaming Platform

Blockchain’s inexorable push into the world of gaming is occurring simultaneously on a number of fronts. From AAA tentpole productions backed by major crypto players, through crypto-powered Esports tournaments in popular non-blockchain titles, to encouraging developers on board with easy-to-use blockchain integration tools. GOATi Entertainment is taking a dual-headed approach of its own with its Pavillion Hub offering; targeting both the developers and players on one of the largest gaming platforms around, Steam. Steam, but turbo-charged and blockchain-enabled Pavillion Hub, powered by Phantasma blockchain, acts as a kind of blockchain-enhanced…

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Lastbit’s Wallet Hopes to Make Spending Bitcoin Simple One Day – Bitcoin Magazine

Lastbit, a Berkeley-based startup, has announced the beta launch of their Bitcoin and Lightning-enabled wallet. The company claims that their new solution is meant to address three critical problems preventing Bitcoin’s mass adoption:  price volatility, slow transactions, and technical complexities. Their solution for all of those problems seems simple:  allow the merchants to be paid in fiat when you want to spend with your bitcoin by just using a debit or credit card. The backbone of lastbit’s wallet is the fact that the app allows you to generate virtual credit…

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Bitcoin Indicator Shows Price Could Hit $7,100 as Resistance Mounts

Bitcoin has further extended its long-held bout of sideways trading as it hovers within the lower-$9,000 region It is continuing to flash some signs of weakness, however, as its price has been unable to garner any upwards momentum This weakness has caused the one indicator to suggest that the crypto could be positioned to see a swift movement to lows of $7,100 if it is unable to garner any heavy buying pressure This comes as the crypto’s sellers begin flipping a previous support level into resistance, signaling that further short-term…

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Bitcoin Could Recover Significantly And Only 1 Thing Is Holding It Back

Bitcoin is slowly moving higher and trading above the $9,100 level against the US Dollar. BTC could start a strong upward move if it clears the $9,300 and $9,340 resistance levels. Bitcoin is showing a few positive signs above the $9,000 and $9,100 levels. The price is trading above the 100 hourly simple moving average, but it is still well below $9,300. There was a break above a crucial bearish trend line with resistance near $9,170 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair…

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International Authorities Work Together to Take Down Crypto-Funded Child Porn Ring

The Spanish Civil Guard has taken down a dark web child porn ring that used cryptocurrency transactions to pay for content. Multiple individuals across the country were ultimately arrested. According to the Spanish Civil Guard, the “Jekyll” operation captured three people involved in the “Welcome 2 Video” platform, thanks in part to additional support from U.S. authorities. Bitcoin and “anonymous tokens” Users would send Bitcoin and “other tokens or anonymous money transfer services” to access videos on the dark web site. Members were also rewarded for uploading their own videos…

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Bitcoin Won’t “Even Come Close” to Its $20k High This Year

It’s been a strong past few months for both Bitcoin and gold. The leading cryptocurrency is up more than 150% from its March low while the precious metal has gained 15%. Both performances mark notable gains for the assets. Yet according to a prominent investor and gold proponent, it won’t be Bitcoin setting a fresh high this year. Instead, he says it will be the precious metal. Peter Schiff Says Bitcoin “Won’t Even Come Close” to $20,000 Highs Due to what seems to be a combination of central-bank buying and…

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Ethereum Is Plunging and Its Vulnerable For A Drop To $200

Ethereum is declining and trading below the $225 support against the US Dollar. ETH price remains at a risk of more losses and it might revisit the $200 support. ETH price is showing bearish signs and trading below the $225 support area against the US Dollar. It tested the $215 support and settled well below the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance near $225 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair must recover above the $225…

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Book Review – Growing With Blockchain

Growing With Blockchain: From Disruptive Potential to Operational Reality, as its title suggests, is about blockchain. Specifically, it is about turning the disruptive potential of blockchain into an operational reality, in order to help your business grow. It is aimed squarely at decision makers, particularly those who may already be considering the possibilities of blockchain technology for their company. It comprises 19 short essays (and a foreword), written by 18 of the leading blockchain performers. It should be noted that this book is written from a U.K. perspective, although a…

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