Archive for October 17th, 2020

Amid IRS bounty and competitor progress, Monero developers ship a major update

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Amid IRS bounty and competitor progress, Monero developers ship a major update

First announced in September, Monero developers today went live with a network update featuring a new version of its node software, codenamed ‘Oxygen Orion.’ The product of 30 contributors, the update promises significant improvement across nearly all aspects of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency’s performance.  The highlight of the new update is the compact linkable spontaneous anonymous […]

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An Analysis of Injective Protocol: A DEX for the Future of Decentralized Derivatives

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An Analysis of Injective Protocol: A DEX for the Future of Decentralized Derivatives

Multiple prominent cryptocurrency exchanges have been hacked over the years with the most recent major case occurring with KuCoin. Despite extensive security measures, it appears as though hackers are always finding workarounds to access privately held user funds. Despite having extensive KYC requirements exchanges continue to fall victim to privacy hacks and compliance issues as […]

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BTC Transfers, CBDC Airdrops, Regulatory Warnings and 20 Crypto Jokes

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BTC Transfers, CBDC Airdrops, Regulatory Warnings and 20 Crypto Jokes

It was a fun crypto week. OKEx suspended withdrawals as they couldn’t get in touch with a private key holder. Also, somebody moved Satoshi era 1,000 bitcoin again, Marc van der Chijs told us that hodling bitcoin would’ve been a better strategy than trying to outperform it, Kraken researchers said that BTC finished its worst-performing […]

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Warren Buffett Will See His Wealth Hyperinflate While Bitcoin Price Does 40-80x, Says Max Keiser

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Warren Buffett Will See His Wealth Hyperinflate While Bitcoin Price Does 40-80x, Says Max Keiser

Popular TV host and long-time Bitcoin proponent Max Keiser believes that futures traders suppress Bitcoin’s price at current levels. However, once the asset explodes to Keiser’s intermediate target at $28,000, BTC’s amount for sale will evaporate as governments and institutions will purchase directly from miners. Keiser: Governments And Institutions Will Rush To Buy BTC Keiser […]

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A Big Data Art NFT Collaboration With Brittany Kaiser

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A Big Data Art NFT Collaboration With Brittany Kaiser

As Kenn Bosak mentions in the launch podcast we did together with Brittany Kaiser; you must have lived under a rock not to know who Brittany is. Her life story juxtaposes big data, blockchain, information security, Facebook, and now, art about it all to be tokenized. If we want protection, we need to start thinking […]

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Mission-driven cryptocurrency requires an active commitment to equity

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Mission-driven cryptocurrency requires an active commitment to equity

On Sept. 27, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sought to center his employees’ work around the company’s core mission: “to bring economic freedom to people all over the world.” Armstrong argues for a narrow interpretation of Coinbase’s mission to build the best possible product because it is “already hugely ambitious” and because companies generally cannot succeed […]

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UK-based Crypto Firms At ‘Loaded Gun’ Point as Brexit Deadline Looms

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UK-based Crypto Firms At ‘Loaded Gun’ Point as Brexit Deadline Looms

Source: Adobe/hues Regulatory uncertainty has been a way of life for crypto exchanges since the get-go. Running a crypto-related firm is like walking through a swamp in many respects – you never know what is waiting underfoot at the next step. But this has never been more the case, it would seem, than in the […]

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The OKEx Saga: All You Need To Know 24 Hours Later

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The OKEx Saga: All You Need To Know 24 Hours Later

The drama around OKEx started on Friday when news broke that the popular exchange had suspended all withdrawals from the platform.  Almost immediately, the cryptocurrency market reacted with price drops. Bitcoin lost about $350 in a few hours.  Shortly after, reports emerged that OKEx co-founder Xu Mingxing was taken by police officers over a week […]

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Bitcoin vs Gold: Which investment favors your portfolio?

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Bitcoin vs Gold: Which investment favors your portfolio?

I get it. It’s always an either-or decision between Bitcoin and gold, as a pure investment play. Since the commodity and the cryptocurrency each have similar attributes of – a hedge, limited supply, and safe haven, these assets are used to balance the bottomless assets that are stocks, bonds, and cash. But does one edge […]

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Privacy at Stake: 96% Of Information Requests to Coinbase Came From US Federal Agencies

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Privacy at Stake: 96% Of Information Requests to Coinbase Came From US Federal Agencies

Coinbase has released its recent Transparency Report, and the results are not at all encouraging for privacy advocates and believers in an “anti-establishment” philosophy of cryptocurrencies. According to the company, out of 1914 requests for information it received, 1848 of them corresponded to subpoenas and interactions made by criminal investigation agencies, and only 66 came […]

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