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Google publishes latest report on how it tackles ‘bad ads’

Among the areas of historical tension between music rightsholders and Google has been the use of its advertising network on piracy sites. Although in this case, Google has been pretty responsive, regularly providing updates...
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Salute Music Makers contest gives cryptocurrency to entrants

Salute Music Makers is the latest attempt to adapt the idea of a musical talent contest to the digital world. Announced in March, it has attracted more than 2,000 entrants so far, with six chosen as finalists this past weekend. Now...
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Q&A: Blockpool’s Kevin Bacon talks Björk, blockchain and cryptocurrency

Earlier today, Björk announced more details about her upcoming album 'Utopia', including plans to reward fans who pre-order the album with free AudioCoins cryptocurrency, through a partnership with British blockchain startup...
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Björk hits the blockchain with cryptocurrency fan rewards

Fans will be able to buy Björk's new album 'Utopia' using cryptocurrencies, and pre-ordering it directly from the star or her label will earn them crypto rewards too. The musician has teamed up with British blockchain...
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ICO fundraising continues despite US regulatory warning

We’ve been writing a bit more about initial coin offerings (ICOs) recently. In the blockchain world, they’re a way for a startup to raise money by creating and selling their own cryptocurrencies, without having to run...
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Initial Coin Offerings are raising regulatory questions

The New York Times has a good piece on one of the new tech-funding trends of 2017: initial coin offerings (ICOs for short). It’s an alternative to VC investment or crowdfunding for startup entrepreneurs: “Instead,...