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The Bitcoin community will be rolling its eyes right about now. Bitcoin Cash developer Amaury Sechet, the self-described “benevolent dictator” of the Bitcoin ABC (primary) implementation of BCH, has claimed he is Satoshi Nakamoto. I am Satoshi Nakamoto. There it is said and I can prove it:304502200fc3909c3224bc140b7aed365f33f066bd81eabedd198ad2a257882e86586ae8022100f03c6f63cddb43ebf48512c9a0cc0f97fd2cf227d22f15691d7ad65e49ddd659 — Deadal Nix (@deadalnix) February 8, 2019 In
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A Southeast Asian stablecoin project aims to neuter corruption. It places an incentive on public reporting of problems. The International Blockchain Monetary Reserve calls the Asia Reserve Currency Coin (ARCC) a “macroeconomic stablecoin.” While it has a seemingly complicated structure, the premise is simple enough: as productivity and GDP increase as a result of its
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————– You would be forgiven for thinking that the crypto winter seems to have passed
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Provincial securities regulators in British Columbia, Canada, won’t be investigating the QuadrigaCX scandal. However, new developments could see Canada’s largest securities body, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), begin an investigation. On Friday, according to Reuters, the OSC has confirmed in a statement it will be looking into cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, where currently $190 million in
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I was watching President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday with my usual cynicism of any of the government’s propagandist ceremonies which cover over with pomp its many notorious defilements of so many people’s life, liberty, and property. These magnificent annual pageants of trite partisanship follow such a tight script that they are
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Andrew “Drew” Hinkes is a co-founder and the general counsel of Athena Blockchain, and an adjunct professor at the NYU Stern School of Business and NYU School of Law. Lost in the ICO frenzy of 2017 was a curious issuance. In April of that year, Blockchain Capital raised $10m for its third fund, a “tokenized
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The cryptocurrency market is making an emphatic return today after days of low volatility, with the price of bitcoin briefly surpassing $3,700 alongside other major coins printing double-digit gains in the past day. Litecoin (LTC), the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, led the charge by surging just over 40 percent from its opening price
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The latest code version for the lightning network – often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin payments – includes a “block size increase.” One of the most active lightning implementations, LND, pushed out its newest “minor” release, version 0.5.2, of its beta code on Wednesday. Though it includes several changes from many contributors, mostly with the goal
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Jeff Bezos blasted the National Enquirer, and its owner, David Pecker, in a shocking Medium post Thursday for attempting to blackmail the Amazon CEO and founder with a threat to publish his “d*ck pick [sic]” and nine other salacious photos obtained by the Enquirer. Here’s the full text of the extortion email Jeff Bezos says
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Heading into Thursday evening, the cryptocurrency market continues to feel uncomfortably quiet, with the Bitcoin price consolidating below $3,400 during the final days of the Chinese New Year celebration — an event that some analysts say is depressing crypto trading volumes. In the altcoin markets, Bitcoin SV staged a pivot back above $60, still failing
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The Palestinian military-political group Hamas, which the U.S. government deems a terrorist organization, may be using the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange for fundraising. Earlier this week, the Israeli blockchain analytics firm Whitestream identified several bitcoin wallet addresses referred to on official Hamas digital media channels in public requests for donations. One such appeal for bitcoin donations
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At a recent cryptocurrency conference, Vitalik Buterin answered a question about whether an Ethereum upgrade would have “any transaction throughput goals.” Buterin took the opportunity to cast shade on Ethereum alternatives like EOS, NEO, and Tron. Ethereum Pioneer Throws Serious Shade at ‘Centralized’ Crypto Networks [embedded content][embedded content] Buterin says: “So I’ve noticed a lot
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