Winklevoss twins recruit cryptocurrency superfriends to fight the SEC

The Winklevoss twins are back with a vengeance. Just weeks after the SEC publicly denied their license for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), they’ve recruited some of the biggest names in cryptocurrency to form a new regulatory supergroup. It’s called the Virtual Commodity Association (VCA), and it wants to be the central authority for dealing with the SEC on matters of regulation and compliance. The traditional securities industry has similar committees, albeit with nobody as good looking as the Winklevi. Right now, it has only four members, all major players in cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage: Bitstamp, bitFlyer USA, Bittrex, and the Winklevoss’s… This story continues at The Next Web …read… Read More

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Blockchain’s ‘killer’ dApps can’t keep users interested

Data is indicating that decentralized applications – dApps, for short – hemorrhage users soon after interest peaks, with most users leaving not long after launch. The latest issue of the Diar report shows that the largest seven dApp platforms by ICO funding, capital raised, have lost 74 percent of their active users, on average, from their all time highs. The top dApps, ranked by peak user count, included the popular Cryptokitties, which has seen a 96 percent drop in user numbers since its all time high of 14,194. Bancor has seen a 74 percent drop, Kyber Network saw a 61… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Learn to master vlookup and VBA with this Excel $49 training bundle

If you’ve got the tools, you’d better have the talent, so right now, you can get in on training that’ll have Microsoft Office and its most popular program eating out of your hand. A lifetime of access to eLearnExcel and eLearnOffice School training bundle is now only $49, over 90 percent off its regular price, from TNW Deals. …read more Source:: The Next Web – Technology       

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Censorship machines removed my article warning people about censorship machines

A few days ago, about a dozen articles and campaign sites criticizing EU plans for copyright censorship machines silently vanished from the world’s most popular search engine. Proving their point in the most blatant possible way, the sites were removed by exactly what they were warning of: Copyright censorship machines. Among the websites that were made impossible to find: A blog post of mine in which I inform Europeans about where their governments stand on online censorship in the name of copyright and a campaign site warning of copyright law that favors corporations over free speech. Was this a brazen… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Research from Stripe shows Brits love Apple Pay; hate tipping

Research from hugely popular payment platform Stripe has shone a light on the payment preferences of British consumers, especially compared to their American cousins. It doesn’t paint a positive light on UK punters, who are reportedly too lazy to key in their payment information, and are loath to tip their Uber and Deliveroo drivers. Firstly, Brits are consummate fans of online shopping and food delivery. Two-thirds of Brits have used e-commerce sites like ASOS and Amazon in the past year alone. Brits are also more enthusiastic about food delivery services like Deliveroo and UberEATS. According to Stripe’s research, one-in-five have… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ comes to Apple’s iPad, as education features expand to mainstream version of game

Minecraft: Education Edition makes its way to the iPad. (Microsoft Photo) Just in time for back-to-school, “Minecraft: Education Edition” is coming to Apple’s iPad. And also for the first time, a set of features created for the Education Edition has been made available to all Minecraft players. Microsoft announced Monday that the school version of Minecraft will debut on the iPad in September. At that time, the Minecraft: Education Edition app will be downloadable from Apple’s App Store for use with annual Education Edition subscriptions purchased from Microsoft. Free tutorials and other class resources for teachers are on the Minecraft: Education Edition site. The reason Microsoft added iPad support was… Read More

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