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A new privacy paper surfaced in the “bitcoin wizards” chat channel Wednesday bearing a familiar name – “Tom Elvis Jedusor,” the French version of Tom Riddle (better-known as Harry Potter’s archenemy Lord Voldemort). Strange as it sounds, this isn’t the first time this happened. A little more than two years ago, a protocol improving two of …

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This post was originally published here “Airdrops are good for crypto users.” Those are the unequivocal words of cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain in a new white paper that sets out why it believes token giveaways can be beneficial for both individuals and the crypto ecosystem, while announcing a new program aimed to assist …

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“Airdrops are good for crypto users.” Those are the unequivocal words of cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain.info in a new white paper that sets out why it believes token giveaways can be beneficial for both individuals and the crypto ecosystem, while announcing a new program aimed to assist approved projects with token distributions “as …

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A highly anticipated technology designed to make blockchain privacy features more scalable will be tested in the wild soon. Named “bulletproofs,” the tech, which was invented by cryptographers Benedict Bunz and Jonathan Bootle, promises to dramatically decrease the weight of confidential transactions, and on Thursday, Oct. 18, privacy-oriented cryptocurrency monero will put that to the …

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A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with Belgium’s Port of Antwerp for a blockchain pilot aimed to facilitate international trade. The proof-of-concept (PoC) trial will be conducted by Maqta Gateway using its own blockchain platform, Silsal, which was launched in June to address inefficiencies in the shipping industry and better connect importers and exporters. According to …

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Repercussions are being felt in the ethereum development ecosystem after an initial test of the platform’s forthcoming software upgrade, Constantinople, failed to deliver expected results. A system-wide change initially earmarked to go live in 2018, the code release, meant to introduce five improvements and alter the economics of the $20 billion blockchain, may now be delayed …

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“It exists everywhere.” That’s how Athens-based crypto enthusiast named “Sporos” describes faircoin – a tiny, $0.22 asset that in terms of daily trading volume, is barely a glitch on global cryptocurrency exchanges. Although it’s listed at number 1,134 on CoinMarketCap, faircoin users aren’t phased by the market’s disinterest. Instead, they pride themselves on faircoin’s utility …

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UPDATE 18:27 UTC, 10/13/18: Block creation on Ropsten testnet continues to feature 0 transactions, indicating Constantinople may have failed to activate. UPDATE 17:36 UTC, 10/13/18: Block 4,230,000 has been mined, but features 0 transactions. Ethereum’s main test network, Ropsten, is currently at a standstill. Code for ethereum’s upcoming hard fork, dubbed Constantinople, was set to be activated on …

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This post was originally published here Bitcoin’s open-source developers don’t agree on many things, but you’d be forgiven if you thought something best known as an “attack” might be one of them. Still, there’s a divide forming in conversation surrounding bitcoin’s long-standing “timewarp attack” – and for good reason. First and foremost, Blockstream co-founder Mark …

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Bitcoin’s open-source developers don’t agree on many things, but you’d be forgiven if you thought something best known as an “attack” might be one of them. Still, there’s a divide forming in conversation surrounding bitcoin’s long-standing “timewarp attack” – and for good reason. First and foremost, Blockstream co-founder Mark Friedenbach recently found that the exploit …

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Open-source coders backing the ethereum project now say its next system-wide upgrade, Constantinople, is on track for November release. Revealed in a bi-weekly developers meeting Friday, attendees said the upgrade has already been coded into all major ethereum clients, including those by the Ethereum Foundation and U.K. startup Parity, the most popular versions of the …

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The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, a government agency charged with supervising and regulating power utility services in the state, is looking to implement blockchain for its energy credit tracking system. The commission last month investigated whether a blockchain-based solution would help track and certify Portfolio Energy Credits (PECs) in a better way for meeting …

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A hacker who stole 165.38 ETH from the SpankChain platform has returned the funds. The payment platform focused on the adult industry announced Thursday that the hacker, who stole the funds from the platform last weekend, shared the private key for the wallet holding the ETH after speaking to SpankChain CEO Ameen Soleimani on a …

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This post was originally published here A region home to 4 million people in Northern Syria is looking to cryptocurrency as a way to overcome economic sanctions. Rojava, also known as the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, has spent the last six years at war for its territory, and now in fragile peacetime, the country …

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A region home to 4 million people in Northern Syria is looking to cryptocurrency as a way to overcome economic sanctions. Rojava, also known as the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, has spent the last six years at war for its territory, and now in fragile peacetime, the country is under economic sanctions from all …

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Alex Sunnarborg is a founding member of Tetras Capital Partners, LLC, an investment manager focused on investing in crypto assets. Eighteen months ago, CoinDesk sent a survey to its readers asking for their opinions on the current state of the crypto ecosystem. The results were analyzed and published in the State of Blockchain Q1 2017. In …

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Three years in the making, bitcoin’s first sidechain “Liquid” is now live. Launched by San Francisco startup Blockstream, Liquid is arguably the most advanced implementation of a technology called sidechains that’s long been a holy grail for bitcoin coders (though what’s being launched today may be a watered-down version of the original “trustless” vision). Still, …

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This post was originally published here One of crypto’s most feared attacks may have an elegant solution. At least, that’s according to the team behind cryptocurrency project Horizen – formally zencash – which lost more than $500,000 in such an attack, called a 51 percent attack, earlier this year. This attack happens when one single malicious miner controls …

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One of crypto’s most feared attacks may have an elegant solution. At least, that’s according to the team behind cryptocurrency project Horizen – formally zencash – which lost more than $500,000 in such an attack, called a 51 percent attack, earlier this year. This attack happens when one single malicious miner controls more than 51 percent of the …

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There’s a towering inflatable rat on Wall Street and it’s found a temporary home in front of a branch of the world’s most powerful bank. Claws out, fangs fierce, the art piece installed Tuesday is an homage to the giant rats inflated by union protesters as a way to point a finger at companies for …

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