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Happy Birthday Bitcoin – The Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Advertisment While people only have their birthday once a year, Bitcoin (BTC) can celebrate twice. Both the publication of the whitepaper on October 31, 2008 and the creation of the Genesis block and thus the launch of the Bitcoin Blockchain on January 3, 2009 are celebrated annually. The mysterious Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto made the whitepaper available to a cryptography mailing list eleven years ago today. Since then, an
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China Is Pushing Blockchain Adoption, Seizing the Momentum From US

[ad_1] Recently, the National People’s Congress in China cleared a new law that will allow local authorities to start regulating all of the country’s cryptography-related activities starting from Jan. 1, 2020. By creating a new regulatory framework, the Chinese government is looking to establish a uniform standard for mainstream application of cryptographic techniques and the management of passwords and other sensitive data.The initial proposal for the law was published all
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Company Launches New Products as Futures Trading Surges

[ad_1] Each time Bitcoin (BTC) rallies past the all-important $10,000 mark, analysts seek to attribute the rise to major events occurring across the industry. The crypto sector is young, volatile and one major announcement can send ripples across the market. In recent weeks, the market was on a downward trend, but a number of major occurrences have lifted the spirits of the industry participants. Bakkt, a company that focuses on driving
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China launches its own state cryptocurrency DCEP

[ad_1] Advertisment Huang Qifan, Vice President of China’s International Economics Center, has today confirmed that China’s People’s Bank will develop a plan to introduce its own national cryptocurrency (“DCEP” – Digital Currency Electronic Payment). Of course, this digital currency is not on any of the five pillars that make a coin to the real cryptocurrency …     Open.    Limitless.    Neutral.    Censorship resistant.    Public. … and therefore can best be called cyber fiat money. The China
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The Curious Case of AT&T, Seth Shapiro’s SIM Card and a Stolen $1.8M

[ad_1] Over the past week, the global crypto community bore witness to a unique case wherein California resident and blockchain entrepreneur Seth Shapiro filed a lawsuit against American telecom giant AT&T — alleging that a couple of the firm’s employees had perpetrated a nefarious SIM-swap scheme that resulted in the former losing $1.8 million in various crypto assets.Shapiro, who is a two-time Emmy Award-winner, as well as an author and
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After 6-Hour Libra Grilling, Congress Unconvinced

[ad_1] On Oct. 23, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of social media platform Facebook, appeared before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee to testify on the prospective global cryptocurrency Libra, which his company is backing. He ended up enduring almost six hours of mostly critical questioning, as some of the legislators used the occasion to raise their concerns about many problematic aspects of Zuckerberg’s social media empire, even those not
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After 6 Hours of Zuckerberg Testimony, Congress Still Hates Libra

[ad_1] Yesterday, Oct. 23, Cointelegraph reported from the United States House of Representatives as the Financial Services Committee questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for over six hours. While focused on the Libra Association and its planned Libra token, the hearing expanded to touch on a wide range of concerns and controversies surrounding Facebook. The hearing was often contentious, with several members of Congress using their allotted five minutes of questioning to
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Kik Messenger Saved From the Verge of Shutdown

[ad_1] On Oct. 13, Canadian social media and messaging app Kik revealed it’s “here to stay.” This was an apparent reversal from what the company's CEO, Ted Livingston, said in a blog post — that it was considering shutting down.It became clear just five days later why it was “here to stay.” A Santa Monica-based holding company, MediaLab, had signed an agreement with Kik Interactive to buy its Kik messaging
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German banks want the digital Euro

[ad_1] Advertisment In order to compete with bitcoins and other digital currencies, German banks have demanded their own European digital currency. German banks want to campaign for the introduction of a digital currency in the eurozone. “We need a digital euro in Europe,” said Hans-Walter Peters, president of the Federal Association of German Banks, at the autumn meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington. With
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Trojanized Tor Browser distributed by cybercriminals to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers

[ad_1] Advertisment The Tor Network promises its users anonymity and privacy. However, the fact that you can not weigh yourself completely when using the Onion browser proves the following hack. A malware-infected fake version of Tor’s browser has been exploited by hackers for over three years, to extract user data from Bitcoiners and steal their Bitcoin (BTC). The Tor Browser works much like a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to