ContentBox News

ContentBox BOX ContentBox BOX ContentBox Forecast

Ledger Discloses Five Reported Vulnerabilities In Two Models Of Trezor Hardware Wallets

Ledger’s Attack Lab has found five vulnerabilities in hardware wallets of its direct competitor Trezor.

Read More

Another Esteemed College Joins The Bitcoin League

King’s College is one of the most renowned universities across the globe and they too are big contenders of crypto. Well not entirely them but the credit goes to King’s College’s…

Read More

What Does 2019 Hold In Store For Blockchain And Cryptos?

2019 actually hasn’t been all that bad for the blockverse well at least for the time being. We’ve seen near miracles happen especially in terms of major adoption and support shown by…

Read More

Is Coinbase Safe? A Comprehensive Look At This Crypto Wallet

Originally posted on https://www.cryptoryancy.com/is-coinbase-safe-a-comprehensive-look-at-this-crypto-wallet/ While many cryptocurrency exchanges are legit the lack of global regulation...

Read More

Who’s Winning The Race For The Futures Market?

Digitex Futures has announced the public launch date of their zero-fee trading model across futures markets including Forex indices and commodities.

Read More

Brock Pierce's 2019 Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Predictions

Brock Pierce is as close to Hollywood-Crypto as you will get and the well-versed entrepreneur venture capitalist and early investor has some interesting predictions for the blockchain space in 2019.

Read More

Blockstream Launches Desktop Wallet For Transacting Liquid Bitcoin (l-btc)

Blockstream the bitcoin and blockchain technology infrastructure developer today launched Liquid Core a new multiplatform desktop wallet for

Read More

Samsung Galaxy S10 Can Securely Store Private Keys For Blockchain-enabled Mobile Services

Samsung Galaxy S10 is already available for pre-orders with sales set to commence on March 8th. As the shipping date...

Read More

Now’s The Time To Take Out Some Insurance If Trade Fed Don’t Go The Way Stocks Want Says Ubs Chief Investment Officer

Our call of the day from UBS’s global chief investment officer Mark Haefele says while they remain fans of U.S. equities they are also taking out some insurance against a few potential headwinds they see brewing.

Read More

‘having A Beautiful Body Is Not Showing Off; It’s A Lifestyle.’

If Javier “Javi” Benitez looks like a showbiz materyales fuertes it’s because he used to be an actor under Star Magic.

Read More

How Technology Is Improving The Fan Experience – And The Legal Challenges For Clubs And Leagues

Sports organizations are leveraging tech innovations to engage fans in new ways to drive the industry forward connecting and involving sports fans more than ever with their favorite players teams and leagues. Being a fan was once a fairly passive activity that involved going to games or watching them on television reading up on players and teams and buying related merchandise. Now sports fandom is a whole new ballgame with the development and use of interactive content social media platforms wearable tech connected venues and even a new football league controlled by fans. Technology is being used to not only push the boundaries of sports fan engagement but also to redefine the nature of fan participation. But the new level of fan involvement brings questions about how the personal information collected by sports organizations and third parties should be used and legally protected. Accordingly this article examines: Why fan engagement is so important; The latest innovations in tech and media; The new legal challenges facing clubs and leagues. WHY FAN ENGAGEMENT IS SO IMPORTANT Players come and go teams move fortunes rise and fall and rules change but fans remain the lifeblood of the sports industry. Engaging fans is vital to teams and leagues for a number of reasons: ATTRACT NEW FOLLOWERS AND RETAIN CURRENT FANS Sports organizations are always looking for the most effective ways to attract and keep a passionate dedicated following—especially younger tech- and social media-savvy fans that will embrace innovations based on the latest technology and spend their disposable income on tickets experiences and merchandise. Wimbledon became a surprise early adopter of voice-activated digital assistants also known as chatbots to interact with tennis fans. The organizers behind the oldest tennis championship in the world introduced Fred a chatbot named after late British tennis legend Fred Perry in 2017 to interact with fans by answering questions about the players and the facility.1 Built into a messaging app Fred is helping Wimbledon organizers boost its digital presence to appeal to younger audiences that prefer to get their information from mobile devices. FIGHT DECLINING IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE Live attendance has been falling across sports in recent years – and no definitive answer seems to exist as to why or about how to reverse the troubling trend. National Football League (NFL) attendance for example has been declining for years and averaged 67404 fans per game in the 2017 regular season the lowest since 2011.2 Attendance at Major League Baseball (MLB) games is also an ongoing concern with the league seeing its lowest attendance numbers in the past two years since 2003 when the average attendance figure dropped to 28013.3 The expense of attending a game in person from ticket prices to parking and new technology that creates a superior at-home experience for fans are the most cited and most general reasons for the falling attendance. According to the Team Marketing Report Fan Cost Index® it cost a family of four an average of $536.04 to attend an NFL game in 2017 which includes the price of four tickets for non-premium seats four sodas four hot dogs two beers two souvenir caps and parking.4 An MLB game is also a pricey family outing at $230.64 which gets a family of four tickets soft drinks hot dogs beer a program and a hat and parking.5 Ironically tech innovations and media deals make watching a game at home the comfort and convenience of fans’ own couches—or anywhere but the actual venue— a lot more attractive these days. Twitter grabbed an early lead over its over-the-top streaming competitors when it paid approximately $10 million to the NFL in 2016 for the rights to stream 10 games.6 This meant fans around the world could watch the games via Twitter on their smartphones tablets laptops and connected televisions. The partnership also included game highlights and pregame broadcasts from players and teams. STAYING AHEAD OF COMPETITORS Embracing innovation – whether mining performance data in new ways offering unparalleled access to players or building new fan communities – is another way to captivate younger tech-loving sports fans who have myriad entertainment options. Being first to make the most of the latest and coolest tech is one way to make a forward-thinking impression in an increasingly competitive market. The MLB and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) recently launched ground-breaking cryptocurrency ventures. The MLB is partnering with a gaming company Lucid Sight on MLB Crypto Baseball the first blockchain game based on a major professional sports league.7 MLB Crypto Baseball will link officially licensed digital limited edition sports collectibles designed by Lucid Sight to the Ethereum blockchain. Fans will exchange Ether Ethereum’s native cryptocurrency for blockchain-secured MLB Cryptos to buy collectibles such as interactive avatar figures and digital commemorations of special moments. The NFLPA got into the cryptocurrency game by investing in the live video platform SportsCastr which is launching a cryptocurrency start-up called FanChain.8 With FanChain fans will get new way to participate on the SportsCastr platform by using cryptocurrency to unlock NFL player content access back stage videos purchase event tickets and engage with players. TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION IN TECH AND MEDIA With so many different ways to get close to the action it’s a great time to be a sports fan. Partnerships involving the biggest names in sports tech and media are transforming the way people view and enjoy sports. From putting a new spin on player and team stats to exploring new ways to use virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) sports organizations are pushing the boundaries of fan engagement. Different types of initiatives offer experiences with varying levels and perspectives of fan participation: CONTENT CREATION Giving fans historical and real-time facts and statistics is a relatively simple way for teams and leagues to connect with fans whether they are at the venue or not. Sports organizations like the National Basketball Association9 have developed their own digital platforms that manage and disseminate curated articles photos videos and tweets for media partners to distribute through traditional and social media. To wrangle the vast amount of athlete and team performance data that colleges and universities collect National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is partnering with Google Cloud to create detailed databases.10 The partnership gives team and league stakeholders as well as stats-obsessed fans the ability to search and analyze data to their heart’s desire. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY Connected devices clothing and shoes have been used for some time to track athletes’ work-outs and in-game performance and collect health data to improve their form and output and avoid injuries. The future of wearables includes injectable ingestible and implantable technology to collect health and performance data from athletes and is already on the horizon.11 But wearables are no longer just for athletes coaches and trainers. Smart wristbands serve multiple purposes for Manchester City soccer fans by providing game updates acting as an electronic ticket for access to an event allowing fans to pay for concessions and pointing out other fans nearby.12 Other types of wearables bring fans closer than ever to the action. A jersey embedded with sensors that lets fans feel what the players feel. Made by Wearable X Jersey X wirelessly receives and converts real-time data into haptic vibrations that let fans feel the simulated sensation of on-field action such as an interception touchdown or fumble during a football game.13 CONNECTED VENUES What started as WiFi-enabled stadiums and electronic ticketing has morphed into deploying a variety of technology to create better fan experiences. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tech posted on-field and on-court enables the broadcast of highlights and other content in VR and AR and entire games in VR. Other connected innovations give the fans more control than ever. BriziCam recently debuted a system that lets fans take photos of themselves by using their smartphones to control cameras posted around the venues. Fans can then post theses unique selfies to social media.14 BriziCam has already appeared at NBA games and Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Major League Baseball has also started using biometrics to identify fans by their fingerprints at ballparks. In partnership with CLEAR the biometric identity platform fans with a CLEAR account can now swipe or tap a finger to enter the stadium instead of presenting a paper or mobile ticket and buy concessions instead of pulling out cash or plastic. MLB is the first major sports organization to embrace biometrics but businesses have been using the technology for years as a security measure. The regulation of the collection and use of biometric data is still evolving however.15 FAN-CONTROLLED ACTION In what may be the ultimate in fan involvement the Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL) will launch in 2019.16 A combination of real-life sports and fantasy sports-style fan participation the FCFL will have fans calling all of the plays for eight teams and making general manager decisions as such as naming the team coach and player roster. Fans will vote on plays via the Twitch platform or the FCFL’s mobile app which will then be relayed to the players in real time. The FCFL will also be a veritable tech playground using helmet cams biometrics and drones to put fans inside the game. LEGAL ISSUES With new technology and innovation comes a variety of legal issues—some predictable others still speculative. PRIVACY OWNERSHIP AND THE MONETIZATION OF DATA The monetization of athlete team and league data is big business. All four of the major professional sports leagues—the NFL MLB NBA and NHL—collect and analyze huge amounts of player performance data via wearable technology that tracks player performance and generates a mountain of player team and league statistics. The NBA for example partnered with Sportradar US a sports data and integrity service provider to package and distribute league stats to fans and media worldwide. At the same time the league named Second Spectrum its provider of player tracking systems in all NBA venues.17 The NFL broke new ground in 2017 when its players union the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) took the lead and partnered with a wearable technology company. The NFLPA named fitness tracker maker WHOOP its official licensed recovery wearable in a deal that gave players access to and ownership of their own health and performance data as well as the opportunity to commercialize their data.18 The collection and use of personal information from athletes is fraught with – by now well known – legal issues. Legally it’s controlled a number of different ways – from collective bargaining agreements between players associations and leagues to media rights agreements between sports organizations and their media partners. Collecting and using data from fans – from venues apps and digital interactions including social media – adds another layer to existing legal considerations. Fans do not have the same protections as athletes and as the collection and use if data for fan engagement becomes a more entrenched part of sports the time may come sooner rather than later that fans want a cut of profits generated using their personal information. Biometric data is also both a unique and fixed identifier which makes it use for security purposes highly effective but increases the risk for identity theft. Three states in the U.S. have passed laws to protect biometric information but there is no federal legislation. Only one state—Illinois— has enacted a law that provides a private right of action. The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) bars the collection use and storage of a person’s biometric information without his or her written consent. Until recently it was unclear whether violation of BIPA’s notice and consent provisions without an individual suffering any actual harm was sufficient to bring a claim. In January the Illinois Supreme Court concluded that an individual “aggrieved” by a violation of BIPA does not need to allege “some actual harm.”19 This clarification is expected to result in more BIPA litigation as well as more questions. It remains to be seen how sports organizations operating in multiple states considering the use of fan biometrics for ticketing and concessions might address privacy concerns. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES Personal information can include individuals’ images and likenesses. In the age of social media sports organizations and athletes must be increasingly vigilant to protect their intellectual property. Two recent court cases over the publication of photos of public figures highlight the nuanced interpretations of the Copyright Act underlying the rulings that may be applied to athletes as well. When President Donald Trump surprised guests at a wedding held at his Trump National Golf Club Esquire magazine reported on his appearance and posted a photo of the president and the bride taken by one of the guests and uploaded to his Instagram account. The wedding guest sued Esquire for copyright infringement. The federal court ruled in favor of the plaintiff20 pointing out that both the magazine and the plaintiff posted the photo online to document Trump’s appearance at the event. It rejected the Esquire’s fair use defense holding that the magazine’s use was not sufficiently transformative. Most of the information reported with the photo could be obtained from the photo itself the court said. In another case a website that published an article about celebrities’ political views included an unlicensed photo of country music star Kenny Chesney and an article about Kid Rock’s plans to run for office and a photo of Kid Rock. The photographer sued the website for using his photos without giving him credit as required by the Wikimedia creative commons license. Here a federal court concluded the website’s use of the photos was sufficiently transformative because the photographer’s purpose in taking the photos was completely different from the website’s purpose in publishing the photos.21 The photographer’s goal was to document the singers performing while the website’s goal was to comment on issues of public interest. Athletes have always been protective of their rights of publicity – after all it’s a lucrative source of revenue. Technology has upped the ante – as three key lawsuits in recent years show: Former University of Illinois football players sued Draft Kings and FanDuel over the fantasy football giants’ use of athletes’ names likenesses and statistics without their permission.22 A federal Indiana court dismissed the athletes’ claims concluding that the state’s publicity rights statute allows the companies to use their names images and performance information because that information is considered newsworthy. On appeal the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals asked the Indiana Supreme Court to weigh in. It agreed that under the state’s publicity rights statute Draft Kings and FanDuel had the right to use college athletes’ information and images because the data is considered newsworthy. On remand the Seventh Circuit rejected Draft Kings and FanDuel’s remaining arguments. Two former college basketball players accused T3 Media of illegally selling non-exclusive licenses that allowed license holders to download photographs of the athletes from the NCAA’s photo library for non-commercial use. The California court concluded the Copyright Act preempts the former athletes’ claims. The Ninth Circuit upheld the ruling in 2017 explaining that a publicity right claim may proceed when a likeness is used without consent on merchandise or in advertising. But in situations where a likeness has been captured in a copyrighted artistic visual work and the work itself is being distributed for personal use a publicity right claim “is little more than a thinly disguised copyright claim because it seeks to hold a copyright holder liable for exercising his exclusive rights under the Copyright Act” said the Ninth Circuit. 23 The U.S. Supreme Court refused in 2016 to consider whether Electronic Arts Inc. had the right to use the images of retired players in its Madden NFL video games. Former NFL players sued Electronic Arts alleging that its use of their likenesses in the videogame series violated their right of publicity under California Civil Code 3344 and California common law. The high court let stand a Ninth Circuit ruling that that EA could not cite the First Amendment to avoid a class action filed by retired NFL players who argued that EA violated their state-law rights of publicity by including them without permission on Madden NFL “historic teams.”24 The right of publicity and privacy does not belong exclusively to celebrities. Sports fans can bring claims in state and federal courts after the fact but as yet they have no voice in the development of fan engagement initiatives that collect and use their personal information. It’s possible that back-of-ticket contracts could limit specific rights but as technology extends the game audience in new and more interactive ways it’s unclear what rights fans who are not at the venue would have. SPORTS BETTING On May 14 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)25 enacted in 1992 to bar betting on amateur or professional sports in most states. This has opened a pandora’s box of legal issues for sports organizations – from maintaining the integrity of the games to how much of the revenue if anything teams leagues and players should receive to protecting the privacy of those placing the bets. A second decision could have broad implications for sports betting as well. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) determined in late 2018 that the Federal Wire Act applies to both sports betting and non-sports betting raising questions about the future of online gambling.26 The DOJ decision made public in January 2019 reversed its 2011 opinion that the Wire Act only applied to sports betting. The reversal will likely lead to lawsuits challenging the DOJ’s decision and could have implications for online sports betting. Only a handful of states have implemented online sports betting so far and the debate over the DOJ’s ruling could hinder other states in setting up online sports betting particularly across state lines. These days sports wagering is heavily technology and data-driven. And with more technology and data come the need for more monitoring and oversight. Players unions for the Big Four leagues said they will work to ensure their players’ privacy and publicity rights are adequately protected as sports wagering takes off. But will sports organizations need to consider fans’ rights as well? For example as fans get more involved in games for example with the FCFL using their data and participation could have legal implications. Legalized gambling will also have an impact on fantasy sports with industry giant DraftKings set to launch its own mobile sports betting platform. Assuming that gambling is permitted on FCFL games where fans will call the shots the new league could ban participants from placing bets. WHAT’S NEXT? Issues presented by technology in sports is an evolving area of sports law for all parties involved but especially for fans as fan engagement becomes a more important part of the sports industry. While fans are a crucial part of the sport ecosystem they have little official collective power or protection. Groups dedicated to protecting fans’ rights such as the Sports Fans Coalition (SFC) could take up privacy and monetization issues on fans’ behalf; the SFC is already championing fans’ rights in sports betting and has developed the Sports Bettors’ Bill of Rights. Consumer privacy protection groups could also potentially get involved. In developing and/or adopting fan engagement initiatives sports organizations would do well to learn from experience—for example data breaches that exposed the personal information of millions of consumers and litigation brought by individuals seeking compensation for the use of their images and likenesses. The future of tech innovations in sports that will affect fans may be difficult to foresee but the legal issues involved are not entirely unpredictable. {slider References|closed} 1 Hobbes Thomas ‘Wimbledon launches messenger bot as it backs AI to “reshape” tennis coverage’ Marketing Week 27 Jun 2017 https://www.marketingweek.com/2017/06/27/wimbledon-backs-ai-to-reshape-tennis/ (accessed 7 January 2019). 2 McClung Brandon ‘NFL Average Attendance Lowest Since ‘11; Chargers Down 56% At StubHub Center’ sportsbusinessdaily.com 3 January 2018 https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2018/01/03/Research-and-Ratings/NFL-attendance.aspx (accessed 7 January 2019). 3 ‘Attendance drop strikeout rise has MLB concerned’ USA Today 27 May 2018 https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/05/27/attendance-drop-strikeout-rise-has-mlb-concerned/35423331/ (accessed 7 January 2019). 4 ‘Team Marketing Report’s 2018 NFL Fan Cost Index® Shows Slight Increase’ Team Marketing Report 3 October 2018 https://www.teammarketing.com (accessed 9 January 2019). 5 ‘Fan Cost Index® Details 2.4% Increase to Attend MLB Games’ Team Marketing Report 23 April 2018 https://www.teammarketing.com (accessed 9 January 2019). 6 Isaac Mike ‘With N.F.L. Deal Twitter Live-Streams Its Ambitions’ The New York Times 14 August 2016 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/technology/with-nfl-deal-twitter-live-streams-its-ambitions.html (accessed 9 January 2019). 7 ‘Lucid Sight to debut MLB Crypto Baseball this summer’ Crypto Reporter 14 July 2018 https://www.crypto-reporter.com/press-releases/lucid-sight-to-debut-mlb-crypto-baseball-this-summer-4446/ (accessed 9 January 2019). 8 ‘NFL Players Association Invests in Blockchain Startup’ Bitcoins Daily News 5 August 2018 https://bitcoinsdailynews.com/nfl-players-association-invests-in-blockchain-startup/ (accessed 9 January 2019). 9 National Basketball Association Press Release 17 May 2016 http://pr.nba.com/nba-broadbandtv-playmakers/ (accessed 7 January 2019). 10 NCAA Press Release 19 December 2017 https://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2017-12-19/google-cloud-named-official-cloud-ncaa (accessed 7 January 2019). 11 K. Karkazis and J.R. Fishman ‘Tracking U.S. Professional Athletes: The Ethics of Biometric Technologies’ American Journal of Bioethics vol. 17 issue 1 2017 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15265161.2016.1251633 (accessed 7 January 2019). 12 Stammel Christian ‘These Wearables Make Fans Actively Take Part in Their Favorite Sports: Top 6 Fan Engagement Wearables ISPO.com 10 August 2018 https://www.ispo.com/en/trends/top-6-engagement-wearables-sport-fans (accessed 7 January 2019). 13 Stammel Christian ‘These Wearables Make Fans Actively Take Part in Their Favorite Sports: Top 6 Fan Engagement Wearables ISPO.com 10 August 2018 https://www.ispo.com/en/trends/top-6-engagement-wearables-sport-fans (accessed 7 January 2019). 14 Stammel Christian ‘These Wearables Make Fans Actively Take Part in Their Favorite Sports: Top 6 Fan Engagement Wearables ISPO.com 10 August 2018 https://www.ispo.com/en/trends/top-6-engagement-wearables-sport-fans (accessed 7 January 2019). 15 ‘CLEAR partners with Major League Baseball & Tickets.com to introduce biometric ticketing’ Clear Sports 12 July 2018 https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180712005205/en/CLEAR-Partners-Major-League-Baseball-Tickets.com-Introduce/ (accessed 9 January 2019). 16 Beacham Greg ‘Football league in which fans call the plays will stream on Twitch’ The Chicago Tribune 9 April 2018 https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/ct-twitch-indoor-football-20180409-story.html (accessed 9 January 2019). 17 ‘NBA announces multiyear partnership with Sportradar and Second Spectrum’ National Basketball Association 22 September 2016 https://pr.nba.com/nba-announces-multiyear-partnership-sportradar-second-spectrum/ (accessed 8 January 2019). 18 ‘WHOOP strikes landmark deal as the Officially Licensed Recovery Wearable of the NFL Players Association’ NFL Players Association 24 April 2017 https://www.nflpa.com/players/news/whoop-strikes-landmark-deal-as-the-officially-licensed-recovery-wearable-of-the-nfl-players-association/ (accessed 8 January 2019). 19 Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. et al. Case No. 123186 Ill. Sup. 25 January 2019. 20 Otto v. Hearst Communications Inc. Case No. 17-4712 S.D.N.Y. Dec. 10 2018 21 Philpotv.MediaResearchCenterInc. No. 17-822 (E.D. Va.) Jan. 8 2018 22 Daniels et al. v. FanDuel Inc. et al. Case No. 17-3051 7th Cir. 23 Maloney et al. v. T3 Media Inc. et al. Case No. 15-55630 9th Cir. April 5 2017 24 Davis et al. v. Electronic Arts Case No. 12-15737 9th Cir. January 6 2015 25 Murphy v. NCAA et al. Case No. 16-476 U.S. Sup. May 14 2018 26 Stutz Howard ‘DOJ reverses 2011 opinion of the Wire Act; legal online gaming in question’ CDC Gaming Reports 15 January 2019 https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/doj-reverses-2011-opinion-of-the-wire-act-legal-online-gaming-in-question/ (accessed 20 February 2019). {/sliders}

Read More

Google Drive Alternatives: Best Picks

Those with zero-knowledge policies cannot decrypt your documents as ... Unfortunately the encryption service called pCloud ...

Read More

Why The Future Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Will Be Different

After almost $1 billion’s worth of cryptocurrencies was stolen from exchanges in 2018 this year already looks equally challenging. New Zealand-based Cryptopia was hacked in January.

Read More

Quadrigacx Transfers Remaining Crypto To Big Four Auditor Ernst & Young

Canada’s now-offline QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange has sent its remaining crypto assets from its hot wallets to Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) according to the an official report EY published on Feb. 20. According to the EY’s “Second Report of the Monitor” QuadrigaCX transferred almost

Read More

Affected Quadrigacx Traders Receive Approval For Legal Representation

There is still no clarity as to which addresses host the QuadrigaCX cold wallets for Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) and Litec...

Read More

Enigmatic Ethereum Transaction 2100 Eth Gas Fees

To transfer 0.1 ethers a stranger has paid a totally exaggerated transfer fee. Miners want to return the money. A Noteworthy Transaction in the Cryptocurrency Ethereum Provides Riddles: To transfer 0.1 ethers – equivalent to around € 12.76 – an unknown user paid a hefty transaction fee of 2100 ethers last Monday the equivalent of …

Read More

This ‘faketoshi’ Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi Nakamoto

Over the years it’s become popular to claim that you are Satoshi Nakamoto even if you lack a shred of evidence. Although some individuals have tried really hard to prove it they have always failed to convince the greater community. For instance a few self-proclaimed inventors of Bitcoin have attempted to generate a signature with …

Read More

Ibm Didn’t Break Blockchain – It Took It To The Next Level

Bill pay crypto trading and cash outs fiat transactions and more are supported in this machine. It would be more impressiv...

Read More

5 Biggest Crypto Exchanges Combined Comprise Less Than 1% Of Jpmorgan

New research from Hacken System’s Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) shows that traditional banks like JPMorgan and Bank of America dwarf the nascent cryptocurrency exchange industry. Uptown Top Ranking Cryptocurrency exchanges are like the banks of the industry acting as intermediaries between traders investors projects and other stakeholders. But the metric used to compare exchanges (daily …

Read More

Us Crypto-jews Race To Reclaim Heritage Before Spanish Citizenship Offer Ends

A record number of Americans whose Jewish ancestors fled the Inquisition are applying for citizenship as an 'insurance policy' against a perceived rise in US anti-Semitism

Read More

Quadrigacx Imbroglio Continues: Cotten Mentioned Bitcoin Key Loss In 2014

QuadrigaCX Imbroglio Continues: Cotten Mentioned Bitcoin Key Loss In 2014 Since NewsBTC’s last updates on the QuadrigaCX situation little knowledge has been garnered about the current whereabouts or legitimacy of the exchange’s supposed Bitcoin Ethereum Litecoin and other digital asset holdings. But this hasn’t stopped astute industry participants from scouring the web for clues as victims continue to clamor for…

Read More

Heart In A Box

Heart in a box

Read More

Can You Solve This Cold War Encryption Challenge?

Years ago Otto Leiberich the former president of the West German cipher authority told me about a little known encryption system developed by his team. Can you break a challenge cryptogram I have created with this system? The  Double Columnar Transposition (DCT) also known as Double Cube (or “Doppelwürfel” in German) is a manual encryption…

Read More

Metrics May Point To Ether Being Undervalued

There is a dichotomy between theory and practice of what fundamental demand indicators should be driving the price of ether.

Read More

Required Permissions When Calling A Web Service Using Client Certificate For Authentication

You need to download Web Services enhancements (WSE) 2.0 SP3 for Microsoft.Net and in the install wizard ensure you ... C:\D...

Read More

Quadrigacx Founder Stored Private Keys On Paper Wallets?

Quadriga CX founder Gerry Cotten who died in the month of December 2018 may have stored the private keys to $143 million in cryptocurrencies on paper wallets.

Read More

Report: Quadrigacx Founder May Have Stored Private Keys On Paper In Safety Deposit Box

Gerald Cotten founder of crypto exchange QuadrigaCX purportedly stored paper copies of the exchange’s keys in a safety deposit box.

Read More

Fast Five: Quadriga Ceo Said Back In 2014 He Kept Crypto Wallet Keys In Safety Deposit Box

That is take the private keys print them out and store them in a safety deposit box or vault. Basically all you need to send Bitcoins is your private key which is a string of Read more…

Read More

Late Crypto Exchange Founder Warned Of Dangers Of Losing Passwords

Gerry Cotten who ran Quadriga off his laptop died traveling in India -- ironically no one has been able to recover his passwords.

Read More

Kong Was Born Premature & Orphaned: The Surprising Origins Of The Monsterverse’s Top Underdog

Kong Was Born Premature & Orphaned: The Surprising Origins of the MonsterVerse's Top Underdog

Read More

You have coins in your portfolio
Get a weekly coin to your inbox!
Subscribe
You're in, thanks!

Donations

Donate ETH: Wallet Address
Donate BTC: Wallet Address
Donate LTC: Wallet Address
Donate ERC20 Tokens: Wallet Address
Donate XRP: Wallet Address

Your are viewing our 1st page from 3 pages of ContentBox news, ContentBox rumours and ContentBox developments. Our ContentBox News service is updated every hour with all the latest news/information/gossip on the ContentBox Crypto that we can find for you.