After Google Cloud, ThunderCore Announces Collaboration with Chainlink for Oracle Services

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After Google Cloud, ThunderCore Announces Collaboration with Chainlink for Oracle Services
EVM Compatible blockchain platform ThuderCore want to leverage the secure and seamless oracle services offered by Chainlink to enhance the performance of DApps used by businesses.
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Was CCN’s Google Update a Journalistic FUD? Crypto Community Thinks So!

On June 03, 2019, Google rolled out a new update to its algorithm which eventually affected many websites that pushing out content regularly on its website. Although many media websites, more specifically, finance and healthcare opened up their contempt to Google’s latest effort, on the other hand, CCN which is one of the oldest crypto media announced its shut down effort a week later.
Truth or Marketing Stunt?
The announcement entitled ‘CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update’ – which was such a lengthy post seems just a marketing stunt for few members of the crypto community. This is because, CCN on June 12, 2019, broke out yet another announcement which is a completely opposite side of its earlier one, that was made on June 10, 2019.
Nevertheless, CCN on Wednesday, June 12 published a new post, entitling ‘CCN Markets is Rising From the Dead’ which wasn’t well-received by market leaders and crypto community. The article notes that;
Whether or not the Google June 2019 Core Update is to blame, we are fixing it. We’re receiving help from multiple SEO teams to understand what has transpired, CCN article reads. There’s still a good chance that this won’t correct our visibility on Google overnight, but I’m hopeful we are on the right path to figuring it out.
Google’s SEO is absolutely bothering many websites, however, CCN’s effort presenting its declining graph of audience rate along with including the low performance of other major media including Coindesk and Cointelegraph turned out to be a topic of concern on June 10 and June 11. This, in turn, resulted as a news topic for many crypto media including Coindesk which has also updated an article on CCN’s announcement very quickly. In fact, Coindesk’s article ‘CCN Shuts Down After Major Google Search Update’ stressed other crypto-related news sites and they followed the suit.
However, what seems to be more stressing is just a marketing stunt according to Larry Cermak.

Two days ago – Google killed us, it’s all their fault
Now – Never mind, we fixed it.
Great stunt guys!
— Larry Cermak (@lawmaster) June 12, 2019

Consequently, the crypto community on Twitter shouting out adding
’This is the saddest publicity stunt I have seen in years!, journalistic FUD and so on.
Besides that, Peter McCormack who is a Mommy Blogger and one of the renowned crypto influencer, says that;

I suspect the closure of CCN is more than just down to a change in the Google algorithm. If the rollout was June 3rd and the decision was a week later, I assume they had bigger problems.
— Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) June 10, 2019

But, it Worked for CCN
On a similar concern, Mr. Sunil Sharma whose name counts among the top 50 Tech leader states;

Dear @CCNMarkets, Stop demonizing @Google and stop playing stunts!
Being a market leader comes with its own responsibilities, don’t ruin the market for other publishers by making a joke of crypto community. https://t.co/y06xErwtp3@MatiGreenspan @APompliano @PeterMcCormack
— Sunil Sharma (@sharmasunil8114) June 12, 2019

This has gotten the attention of Mati Greenspan, eToro’s senior market analyst who shared a quite different view. According to him, so-called ‘Marketing stunt worked for CCN’ – as in a very short period of time, CCN’s shut down news got spread as the hottest bulletin.
 

I like a good bit of drama. Anyway, it seems to have worked.
— Mati Greenspan (@MatiGreenspan) June 12, 2019

So readers, what’s your view on CCN’s latest update of ‘We Are Back’? Do you also think CCN tried marketing stunt or a journalistic FUD? Do let us know in the comment below. 
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$346 Billion Giant E*Trade Begins Marketing to Crypto Traders, Bitcoin Trading Desk Imminent?

As Bitcoin price surges once again, interest has returned to the crypto market in a major way. Not only are crypto powerhouse mainstays like Coinbase and Binance doing more than ever to cater to the growing demand across the crypto market, traditional asset managers like Fidelity have begun to enter the emerging market in hopes of bridging the gap between the asset class and institutional investors.
The latest major, traditional Wall Street investment firm to be rumored to be launching a cryptocurrency-focused trading desk, is E*Trade. And according to reports from around the web, the firm may have started targeting crypto traders via search term advertising, lending credence that the rumored trading desk may be closer to launch than expected.
Is E*Trade Testing the Crypto Market Waters Before Making a Big Splash?
At the close of April, sources familiar with the matter revealed to Bloomberg that investment giant E*Trade is close to launching a crypto trading desk, offering both Bitcoin and Ethereum – the two top most cryptocurrencies by market cap – to start before expanding down the line.
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While a spokesperson for E*Trade declined to comment on the story, recent reports from Twitter reveal that New York-based investment firm may be laying the foundation of an effort to become top of mind with crypto traders.

ETrade crypto coming #soon enough to be advertising for crypto terms on Google? (H/t @KingThies) pic.twitter.com/PF8wCcnUzM
— Crypto Bobby (@crypto_bobby) June 9, 2019

According to the reports, searching Google for the search term “crypto trading” results in E*Trade being listed among Google’s advertising results, alongside San Francisco-based crypto exchange Kraken, and margin trading platform PrimeXBT. The three companies can be seen leveraging Google’s search term advertising product, formerly known as AdWords, in order to target crypto traders researching potential platforms.
The marketing tools allow companies to promote advertisements they create and specify, whenever the chosen search term comes up in a user’s search query. In this case, E*Trade is trying to capture market share away from other cryptocurrency trading platforms, by appearing in the Google search results inorganically when the term “crypto trading” is searched for.

If they *are* purposely targeting crypto traffic, my guess is that they are doing paid keyword research to judge traffic potential.
— Brad Michelson (@BradMichelson) June 9, 2019

It’s worth noting, that Google’s ad platform can pick up results from “broad match” terms, which in this case may simply be the keyword “trading” sans “crypto.” However, the company could very well be doing “paid keyword research” to “judge traffic potential,” according to Director of Market at BlockFi, Brad Michelson, who likely has experience with promoting his business via the same type of Google search term advertisements E*Trade is using.
The practice is the internet equivalent to traffic surveyors who are trying to determine how much potential foot or vehicle traffic a retail location may have, ahead of breaking ground. In the case of E*Trade, the company could be trying to get a feel for overall demand of a crypto trading desk ahead of its launch.
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E*Trade’s fame stemmed from both its ease of use during the early days of dot com stock trading, and for its marketing campaign that proved that the platform was so simple to use, even a baby could learn to trade effectively. Should E*Trade once again offer an easy-to-use platform for the uneducated crypto investors, the company could help break down an important barrier preventing from the asset class from reaching mass exposure and adoption.
Bitcoin To Boom From E*Trade Entering Market?
According to data, E*Trade has over $346 billion of its client’s assets under management, which could see some of it make its way into the crypto market. For comparison’s sake, the entire cryptocurrency market cap of thousands of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, is only $254 billion, which many say is not representative of the total wealth stored in the asset class.

 
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Tron CEO Justin Sun Pays $4.5 Million for the Right to Dine with Warren Buffet

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Tron CEO Justin Sun Pays $4.5 Million for the Right to Dine with Warren Buffet
Justin Sun bids over $4.5 million to have a power dinner with the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet, in an auction aimed to raise money to help the needy and drug addicts in San Francisco.
Tron CEO Justin Sun Pays $4.5 Million for the Right to Dine with Warren Buffet

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Apple (AAPL) Stock Drops Amid the Report of a Possible Antitrust Probe

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Apple (AAPL) Stock Drops Amid the Report of a Possible Antitrust Probe
Apple (AAPLE) stock has begun dropping after it was revealed that the company, as well as other tech giants, may face an antitrust probe.
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‘CryptoKitties’ Creator Earns $275,000 in Just a Week After ‘Cheeze Wizards’ Launch

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‘CryptoKitties’ Creator Earns $275,000 in Just a Week After ‘Cheeze Wizards’ Launch
After CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs has launched one more crypto collectibles game dubbed Cheeze Wizards which is already gaining much popularity within a week of its launch.
‘CryptoKitties’ Creator Earns $275,000 in Just a Week After ‘Cheeze Wizards’ Launch

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Perfect Online Privacy in 3 Simple Steps

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Perfect Online Privacy in 3 Simple Steps
Crypto exchanges get hacked. Data vaults get breached. It’s just a matter of time when cryptos of those disregarding principles of online privacy will belong to hackers. Check out three simple steps to protect your assets.
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Bitcoin Price Recaptures 50% of All-Time High, But Google Search Remains Stagnant

In the fourth and final quarter of 2017, Bitcoin price grew rapidly due to increase public awareness and interest, and so did search queries related to the crypto asset as people attempted to get up to speed on the emerging financial technology. But as the crypto hype bubble popped, interest waned significantly and along with it, Google search queries about the first every cryptocurrency plummeted almost as fast at crypto prices did across the market.
However, in recent weeks, the bullish sentiment has been revived and Bitcoin price has gone parabolic once again. Unfortunately, though, Google search interest has barely moved relative to the rise seen back in 2017. Although there are some additional factors this time around that might be preventing Google search from trending up much further from here.
Google Search for #1 Crypto Barely Moves With Recent Price Action
Bitcoin has reached nearly 50% of its previous all-time high price of $20,000 set back in December 2017, however, Google searches for the keyword have yet to make up any lost ground.
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In fact, according to one crypto asset analyst, Google search interest for Bitcoin is only at 10% of its all-time high, meanwhile, price is sitting somewhere closer to roughly 45%.

While Bitcoin's price is at 45% of its all time high, the relative Google search interest for "Bitcoin" is only at 10% of its all time high. https://t.co/BLtKQIo5Rj
— Yassine Elmandjra (@yassineARK) May 28, 2019

A few months back, search queries for altcoins on Google Trends began spiking upward, which many assumed to be a signal that an “alt season” was upon us. But instead, altcoins fell to new lows relative to their BTC trading pairs.

Increased Bitcoin Awareness Means Less Curiosity and Search Interest
The reason for the lack of gains in Bitcoin related search terms following such a powerful bullish rally isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto.
It could indicate that Bitcoin has a lot further to go before peak hype returns, and alternatively, the fact that Bitcoin has become such a commonplace, household term – even being added to the Scrabble official word list, and being an answer on the hit television show Jeopardy – could simply mean that far more people know what the asset is and don’t have to search for it anymore to find out what others are talking about.
Related Reading | Crypto Assets Compared to Dot Com Domains Shows Unrivaled Growth Performance 
Since Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in 2017 that captured the public eye, the cryptocurrency has made substantial fundamental progress and taken huge strides towards real world adoption. Bitcoin is now associated with brands like AT&T, Starbucks, Square, and even something as simple, common, and likely overlooked as being added to Coinstar machines in grocery stores has significant impact on the cryptocurrency’s awareness. The lack of a spike in Google searches is probably the best sign yet that Bitcoin is here to stay.
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Binance Announces Harmony (ONE) Token Sale Results

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Binance Announces Harmony (ONE) Token Sale Results
Harmony Protocol initial exchange offering (IEO) went through its lottery ticket claim on Binance. The highly publicized token sale performed well, comparable to other Binance-based IEOs.
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Apple Tops Forbes’ Most Valuable World Brands Crossing $200B Valuation

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Apple Tops Forbes’ Most Valuable World Brands Crossing $200B Valuation
Apple tops Forbes’ annual list of the world’s most valuable brands for the ninth straight time. The brand of the tech giant is worth $205.5 billion, up 12% over last year and it’s the first time a brand crossed the $200 billion threshold.
Apple Tops Forbes’ Most Valuable World Brands Crossing $200B Valuation

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Huawei Can Get Its OS Ready by This Fall, But There are Still Issues

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Huawei Can Get Its OS Ready by This Fall, But There are Still Issues
Huawei’s own operating system for smartphones and laptops could be ready for use in China by fall this year. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business said an international version of the operating system could be ready in 2020.
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Harmony IEO: Decentralization at Scale

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Harmony IEO: Decentralization at Scale
Binance announced another IEO project hosted on Binance Launchpad platform. Harmony is a fast and secure blockchain that aims to scale trust for billions of people and create a radically fair economy.
Harmony IEO: Decentralization at Scale

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Microsoft and Sony Tie Up to Enhance the Future of Cloud Gaming

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Microsoft and Sony Tie Up to Enhance the Future of Cloud Gaming
Microsoft and Sony merge to fight competition from Amazon and Google in the provision of cloud gaming services that are expected to take the gaming world by storm in the near future.
Microsoft and Sony Tie Up to Enhance the Future of Cloud Gaming

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Crypto Valley: The Most Innovative Place You’ve Never Heard Of

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Crypto Valley: The Most Innovative Place You’ve Never Heard Of
While all of us have heard of Silicon Valley, Crypto Valley still seems to be quite a mysterious place for many. So what is that destination that attracts the most talented people in the crypto industry? Find out below.
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Scaling Up to Better Blockchain

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Scaling Up to Better Blockchain
As existing blockchain protocols are often overwhelmed showing extreme limitations, developers around the world are trying to figure out how to eventually push the tech to the next level of efficiency. Elrond team seems to know the answer.
Scaling Up to Better Blockchain

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