Month: May 2018

Circle Raises $110M to Create “USDC” Ethereum-Compatible Stablecoin

Circle Raises $110M to Create “USDC” Ethereum-Compatible Stablecoin

Fintech startup Circle has captured $110 million in venture capital during the largest venture capital round raised by a cryptocurrency or blockchain company to date. Led by China-based mining juggernaut Bitmain, the funding round will be used to launch a new regulatory-complaint cryptocurrency pegged to the US dollar. In a press release published on Tuesday Read More

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The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion Of Bitcoin In Bunkers

The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion Of Bitcoin In Bunkers

The value of all the bitcoins sitting in underground bunkers owned by wealth-management startup Xapo has been the subject of intense speculation ever since the company first allowed journalists into the catacombs where the family offices of the world’s wealthiest people stash their digital gold. Now, Bloomberg – after conversations with two purported clients – has produced Read More

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Billionaire Thiel Unveils Broker-Dealer Venture For Major Crypto Traders

Billionaire Thiel Unveils Broker-Dealer Venture For Major Crypto Traders

Billionaire Peter Thiel’s venture-capital firm is investing a startup designed to optimize block trading for major cryptocurrency market participants. The Wall Street Journal reports that Founders Fund is among the investors in the early-stage startup, called Tagomi Systems Inc., people familiar with the situation said. Thiel’s investment comes after it was revealed that Founders Fund itself has already made a Read More

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Steganography

Steganography (/ˌstɛɡəˈnɒɡrəfi/ ( listen) STEG-ə-NOG-rə-fee) is the practice of concealing a file, message, image, or video within another file, message, image, or video. The word steganography combines the Greek words steganos (στεγανός), meaning “covered, concealed, or protected,” and graphein (γράφειν) meaning “writing”. The first recorded use of the term was in 1499 by Johannes Trithemius in his Steganographia, a treatise on cryptography and steganography, disguised as a book on magic. Read More

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