• Facebook
    Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    Facebook eases cryptocurrency advertising ban

    Crypto and blockchain advertisers will have to jump through a few hoops first

    Facebook banned cryptocurrency ads of any kind back in January. If you were a new coin, a scam artist, a bitcoin enthusiast, or an ICO Chicken Little, you weren’t able to leverage your content as a sponsored post. Twitter and Google soon followed suit. But on Tuesday, the social media juggernaut announced it was peeling back some of these regulations. For now, ICO ads are still banned but other crypto-services like, say, incredibly well-written blockchain news and commentary sites (ahem!)  are now able to grow their user base using Facebook’s ads and promotions. “Facebook may review and reject ads in its sole discretion,” the company’s ad policy now reads. Until…

  • Data
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    Ahead of ICO, Ternio defends company’s technology

    Company claiming first blockchain with a million transactions per second has a million questions to answer

    If there were a Rotten Tomatoes-like aggregator for top ICOs, Ternio would probably get a “91%.” They have a top team, third party verification of technology, and the impressive first-ever milestone of 1 million transactions per second. They also have a serious problem convincing us that any of that is true. When Ternio co-founder Daniel Gouldman hired security firm Null Bash to conducted a full audit of Ternio’s team, infrastructure, and code base, it was more than a party trick. Gouldman wanted the toughest outsiders possible to verify that Ternio’s Lexicon architecture could handle one million transactions per second (txns). Ternio is in the pre-sale stages of its ICO, so…