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Salon's new business plan is running cryptocurrency-mining malware on your computer

Gotta mine that gold.Image: pinglabel/Getty Images By Jack Morse2018-02-13 20:22:35 UTC It’s hard out there for a publisher. But what if, ya know, the blockchain could fix it? That appears to be the thinking of digital media brand Salon, which today launched a new way to generate revenue off its readers. No, not some fancy …

How Does the Blockchain Work? Pt. 1

This article was originally published on Blockchain Review. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. If you really want to get into the blockchain and cryptocurrency world, I would highly recommend that you start your journey by reading these two white papers: Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System and Ethereum: A Next-Generation …

How Does the Blockchain Work? Pt. 2

This article was originally published on Blockchain Review. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. The top five things that you need to know. The talk about Blockchain technology seems ubiquitous. But what exactly is a blockchain? More specifically, what are the blockchain essentials that you should really know? Let’s dive in …

How Does the Blockchain Work? Pt. 3

This article was originally published on Blockchain Review. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. What is consensus and why does it matter? The world of Bitcoin and underlying technologies of distributed ledger and blockchain are experiencing rapid change and growth. As low-trust digital systems gain adherents and differing use cases, developers …

How Does the Blockchain Work? Pt. 4

This article was originally published on Blockchain Review. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. What’s the difference between a private, public, and consortium blockchain? Understanding this is important. As financial institutions begin to explore the possibilities of blockchain technology, they are coming up with systems that complement their existing business models. …

Facebook ban on cryptocurrency ads curbs education. Bad actors still thrive.

I’ll never let go.Image: nurphoto/getty images By Kerry Flynn2018-02-10 21:26:26 UTC What’s the difference between BITCOIN and BITC0IN?  Well, using latter might help you reach millions of people thanks to Facebook’s poorly enforced rules of advertising cryptocurrencies.  Facebook announced last month that it would begin prohibiting ads promoting “financial products and services that are frequently …