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Mobile payments startup Square is making its bitcoin cold storage solution open-source. Alok Menghrajani, a security engineer for the company, announced in a blog post on Tuesday that the documentation, code and tools for the company’s “Subzero” bitcoin cold storage solution are now publicly available on Github. Menghrajani said Square uses Subzero to hold bitcoin assets
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Bitcoin mining computer manufacturer Bitmain has released a software update for its Antminer s9 devices, using controversial code to allow them to more efficiently mine bitcoin. Bitmain announced Monday that the just-released firmware will support “overt AsicBoost” functionality, bringing a speed boost to the miners. Notably, while Bitmain is only just now enabling these mining
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One of bitcoin’s earliest entrepreneurs, Charlie Shrem is the former founder of BitInstant and co-founder of cryptocurrency intelligence service CryptoIQ. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” opinion series. Ten years after Satoshi published the white paper that gave us bitcoin – and the explosion of innovation
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Things haven’t been easy of late for Bitmain. After CoinDesk revealed the China-based crypto mining giant was planning an initial public offering (IPO) for September, the company has faced a wave of perhaps unprecedented scrutiny. On social media, allegations emerged Bitmain was everything from insolvent to presenting a rosy outlook for its financials, all the while
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There are early adopters, then there are early early adopters. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the first coder to work alongside bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Martti ‘Sirius’ Malmi, is joining a team of developers launching a new cryptocurrency called AXE. The project, which is combining Malmi’s Identifi online reputation system with decentralized database system GUN, is
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Crypto security startup BitGo’s latest technology – “predictive UTXO management” – sounds technical, but it’s got an end goal that everyone will understand: cutting crypto fees. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, BitGo is the first mainstream crypto company adopting a spin on “coin selection,” a scaling technology that’s been one of many touted as a way to
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“From here on out, people can’t say bitcoin is not private anymore.” That’s how veteran developer Adam Ficsor, now CTO and co-founder of the privacy tech startup zkSNACKs, described the importance of the Wasabi Wallet, set to debut on August 1. This desktop-friendly bitcoin wallet, which can only be used with the anonymizing Tor browser,
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