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September 4, 2017, 9:15 PM

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Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
China bans companies from raising money through ICOs, asks local regulators to inspect 60 major ICO platforms  —  - Chinese regulators are about to start a campaign related to the country's initial coin offerings (ICO), according to a Caixin report  — In a document, authorities …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Paris Hilton backs ICO of Lydian, an AI marketing service run by Gravity4, joining other celebrities getting in on the cryptocurrency hype  —  Paris Hilton is getting in on the ICO hype.  —  Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, are the hottest new fundraising tool in tech right now.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Popular YouTube ripping site, YouTube-MP3, settles with RIAA and will shut down indefinitely  —  YouTube-MP3, the world's leading YouTube ripping site, has agreed to shut down indefinitely and hand over its domain to the RIAA.  A private settlement agreement, including an undisclosed payment …
Violet Blue / Engadget:
Tests show phrases like “I am a gay black woman” deemed “toxic” by Google Jigsaw's Perspective AI tool that's used by some publishers to filter abusive comments  —  A recent, sprawling Wired feature outlined the results of its analysis on toxicity in online commenters across the United States.
ACM Queue:
Most of Bitcoin's components had been described in the 80s and 90s; Satoshi Nakamoto's true genius was in assembling them to work in the real world  —  The concept of cryptocurrencies is built from forgotten ideas in research literature.  —  Arvind Narayanan and Jeremy Clark

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