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Nobel Laureate Oliver Hart to Advise Blockchain Startup

Nobel Laureate Oliver Hart to Advise Blockchain Startup

Blockchain economics and governance design startup Prysm Group has added Nobel Prize laureate Oliver Hart and former Microsoft chief economist Preston McAfee to its senior advisory board. Prysm assists blockchain startups by providing “counsel in the complex economic fields of contract theory, market design, game theory and social choice. McAfee told CoinDesk that he was “excited” to join the group, adding […]

Zambia, Overstock‘s Medici Ink Deal on Blockchain Land Registry Pilot

Zambia, Overstock‘s Medici Ink Deal on Blockchain Land Registry Pilot

Overstock‘s blockchain subsidiary is partnering with the Zambian government to build a blockchain land title registry, the company announced Wednesday. Medici Land Governance (MLG), the blockchain-powered property rights subsidiary of Overstock, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Trevor Kaunda, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources in Zambia. Under the agreement, MLG will provide Zambia a “land governance […]

Coinbase Adds British Pound for UK Crypto Users

Coinbase Adds British Pound for UK Crypto Users

Crypto exchange Coinbase is now offering deposits and withdrawals denominated in the British pound (GBP), the firm announced Wednesday. The exchange‘s U.K. division will now offer same-day deposits and withdrawals from the platform, allowing transfers to happen almost immediately. In a statement, Coinbase U.K. chief executive Zeeshan Feroz wrote that this system will replace the previous method, which had customers convert […]

Before the ‘Bomb‘ Hits: Why the Race Is on to Alter Ethereum‘s Economics

Before the ‘Bomb‘ Hits: Why the Race Is on to Alter Ethereum‘s Economics

The proposals just keep piling in. At press time, a total of six improvement proposals (EIPs) have emerged, each hoping to alter the project‘s code ahead of an upcoming software update (scheduled for October). Driving the debate is ethereum‘s so-called “,” a piece of code locked into the $45 billion platform that makes it so a steadily increasing amount of […]

Square Sees Profits From Bitcoin Sales Double in Q2

Square Sees Profits From Bitcoin Sales Double in Q2

Mobile payments firm Square said it made $37 million in revenue from bitcoin sales in the second quarter of 2018. The company an unaudited quarterly financial report on Wednesday, which indicated it made an overall net revenue of $814 million, 6 percent of which came from the cryptocurrency buying service added to its Cash App late last year. However, with […]

Boy left in tears when his barber hilariously pranks him back

Boy left in tears when his barber hilariously pranks him back

A Florida barber has become an internet sensation after pretending to cut off his 10-year-old customer‘s ear in the ultimate prank. Jude Sannicandro, the owner of Hair Medics in Naples, used a fake rubber ear and blood to convince Vito DiPalma that his ear had been chopped off, according to the Sannicandro quickly came under fire for the bloody stunt […]

Five ways to prepare young children to visit a loved one who is dying

Five ways to prepare young children to visit a loved one who is dying

Death and dying can be scary and uncomfortable subjects, so parents understandably may shy away from them and wonder if it‘s a good idea to take their children to visit a relative or loved one in the hospital or a hospice facility. I wrestled with this when my grandmother was dying and ultimately chose to take my children to visit […]