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BitGo Engineer Jameson Lopp in SWAT Team Fiasco

Jameson Lopp, the outspoken Bitcoin commentator and BitGo engineer, has fallen victim to what appears to be an incident of “swatting“. He suspects he may have been targeted for his views on the New York Agreement signed this summer which, if  enacted upon, will result in a second hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. Swatting, for those unaware, is a more extreme version of a classic teena

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Chaincode Labs to Host a Second Run of Its Month-Long Bitcoin Coding Class

Chaincode Labs, the New York–based development company and major contributor to Bitcoin Core, is organizing a second edition of itsBitcoin residency program in the first months of 2018. The program intends to help developers overcome the steep learning curve associated with becoming a protocol-level contributor to projects like Bitcoin Core. In doing so, Chaincode Labs hopes to help expand

Papyrus: Blockchain and Other Technologies Protect Advertisers and Users on the Internet

Ad fraud traffic is a real disaster for the digital advertising industry. The size of the market is more than $200 billion (annually) and counting, but more than half of this amount goes to botnet owners and to other unscrupulous website owners, developers, and ad agencies. The key issue of the modern digital advertising market boils down to the fact that the advertiser gets only so much data abou

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Goldman Sachs Still Advises People to buy Gold Over Bitcoin

The financial sector has no love lost for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Especially major financial players are trying to keep people away from BTC right now. Goldman Sachs is one of those entities still on the fence about cryptocurrencies. For now, the bank still advises investors to buy gold over Bitcoin. An interesting stance, considering Bitcoin is worth four times as much.The recent Bitcoin pric

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An ICO that is no gamble!

HydroMiner’s Status QuoWith our fabulous pre-ICO results (raising 1,500 ETH in 36 minutes), we are thrilled more than ever to start the main sale of the H2O tokens on October, 18 at 10.00 UTC (12.00 Central European Time).H2O tokens are mining vouchers that represent kwH of HydroMiner’s mining operation. The tokens can be used to mine cryptocoins profitably and sustainably. During the first we

Bitfinex to Terminate Services for U.S. Retail Customers by November 9

Markets and Prices Bitfinex has announced its plan to terminate all services for U.S. individual customers by November 9th 2017. Their announcement comprised a follow-up to a statement issued in August, which indicated the company was suspending all new requests for account verification from U.S. individuals.Also Read: The Controversy Surroundin

Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police

News Debate is a central part of the cryptocurrency community at large. Open forums such as Bitcoin.com have fostered mostly healthy fork debate about Bitcoin’s future. It appears at least one participant wished to stifle debate, and in a horrible way. Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step WalkthroughFork De

HydroMiner Profitability – a Comparative Analysis

HydroMiner launched with a view to open up the business of cryptocurrency mining in an industry that is notorious for its prohibitively high barriers of entry. It isn’t the only company trying to democratize access. Other start-ups and existing enterprises are attempting to do the same, using various models of bitcoin cloud-mining and crowdfunding to achieve economic scale, sharing profits with

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Bitcoin is Much Better Than Fiat Says Billionaire Investor Tim Draper

At the World Knowledge Forum held in Seoul on October 17, Billionaire investor Tim Draper, who has been one of the key angel investors in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets since 2014, stated that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are much better than fiat currencies.In an interview with Bloomberg, Draper stated:“I think [Bitcoin is] neither [a fraud or a bubble]. If you ask me five years f

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Spanish Banks and Technology Firms Launch the Alastria Blockchain Consortium

Blockchain consortia are becoming far more prevalent as of late. While most people know R3 and Hyperledger, there are other ventures to explore as well. Over in Spain, various tech firms and banks have launched Alastria. This non-profit blockchain consortium wants to serve as a national tokenization platform and focus on digital ID.Every country in the world is focusing their attention on blockcha

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