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Craig Wright Continues to Chase His Critics as Major Crypto Platforms Boycott His Cryptocurrency, BSV

[ad_1] Bitcoin SV (BSV) — the altcoin that emerged during the bitcoin cash (BCH) hard fork last November and which took the moniker “Satoshi’s vision” — has been on the periphery of crypto news this week. BSV is famously backed by Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur, chief scientist at his startup called nChain and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto.After Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies, decided to delist BSV amid Wright’s
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Will China Ban Crypto Mining?

[ad_1] On April 9, Reuters reported that a Chinese government agency is considering the elimination of crypto mining in the country. Given that China has been hosting the majority of mining pools on its soil, the global crypto industry might be poised to take a massive hit. However, the plan is not written in stone at this point, and part of community has dismissed it as casual FUD.Brief introduction to
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EU Launches International Blockchain Association, Bringing Crypto One Step Closer to Mainstream Adoption

[ad_1] The European Union has officially launched the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) — with IBM, Accenture and Deutsche Telekom among the 100-plus members to have signed the association's charter at a ceremony at the European Commission (EC) in Brussels on April 4.INATBA was legally formed last month as an offshoot of the EU's European Blockchain Partnership, with the explicit aim of "supporting interoperability, developing specifications, promoting standards and regulatory
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‘Augur Scam’ Sparks Centralized Vs. Decentralized Debate on Reddit

[ad_1] According to a Reddit thread on March 19, traders on Augur, a decentralized oracle and peer-to-peer protocol for prediction markets, are being scammed. The Reddit user claims that “some people” in the Augur community are exploiting a design element of the Augur protocol by purposefully creating invalid markets through ambiguous wording. This allows them to profit by gaming the system, rendering Augur “unusable.”Augur’s co-founder, Joseph Krug, took to Twitter
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Meet the 21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Trying to Sell His Failed ICO on Ebay

[ad_1] The bear market has not been easy on the crypto market, especially when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The demand for small-value tokens issued by relatively unknown projects — some of which eventually might or might not turn out to be viable investments — has been dying out, and the days of “to the moon” meme seem to be well behind.Now, people who jumped on the ICO
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Another Small Stop on the Road to Universal Blockchain Voting

[ad_1] On March 7, news broke that Denver is slated to become the second United States jurisdiction to pilot a blockchain-powered mobile voting platform in its upcoming municipal election. Absentee voting will start on March 23 and will run until the Election Day, May 7. The announcement came almost exactly one year after the first initiative of this kind — deployment of mobile voting solution in West Virginia primaries and then
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Community Spots Two Vulnerabilities Related to Monero

[ad_1] This week, at least two seperate bugs related to Monero (XMR) were reported by crypto community members. The first one allegedly lead to a Ledger hardware wallet user losing around 1,680 XMR (nearly $80,000, as of press time) of his funds after making a transaction. The other vulnerability allowed hackers to make fake XMR deposits to cryptocurrency exchanges.Anonymity above all: What is Monero and how it worksMonero is a
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Exchange Users Respond to Acquisition of a Firm Run by Former Spyware Developers

[ad_1] Last week, Coinbase announced that it had acquired Neutrino, a blockchain intelligence startup, which at first seemed like a regular purchase for the ever-growing United States cryptocurrency exchange.However, soon the crypto community learned that Neurino’s key staff are directly affiliated with Hacking Team, a controversial information technology outfit that sells offensive surveillance capabilities to governments, law enforcement agencies and corporations across the world.A hashtag #DeleteCoinbase has been launched as
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The Industry’s Feedback to CFTC, Reviewed

[ad_1] On Feb. 17, the United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) stopped accepting public comments regarding the Ethereum (ETH) mechanism. Previously, as 2018 was drawing to a close, the agency requested the feedback on the cryptocurrency to better understand the technology and how it compares to Bitcoin (BTC).The CFTC, which oversees the futures and options market in the U.S., has long determined that Bitcoin is a commodity, and
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Coinbase Wallet Users Can Now Back Up Their Private Keys on Google Drive and iCloud. How Safe Is It?

[ad_1] On Feb. 12, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that users of its Coinbase Wallet can now back up their private keys on cloud storage, namely on Google Drive and iCloud.The move has received mixed reaction from crypto community and cybersecurity experts, some of whom seem skeptical about the idea of storing private keys on centralized servers. Others are confident about the new feature, stressing that it entails encryption.A