Kleiman Estate Says Satoshi Reveal ‘Is Relevant’ in Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

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In the state of Florida, there’s an ongoing lawsuit against Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, for billions of dollars. Wright is being sued by the Kleiman family on behalf of the late Dave Kleiman for allegedly misappropriating billions worth of BTC through a partnership years ago. On March 29, the Kleiman vs. Wright discovery…

The Darknet’s Largest Marketplace Is Closing – But a Replacement Is on Its Way

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After more than five years of business, Dream is preparing to close its doors. The darknet marketplace (DNM) will shut up shop within a month, before relaunching under a new name and onion domain. The move has caused jitters within the darknet community, with buyers seeking reassurances that the site hasn’t been compromised by law…

Weiss Ratings CEO Interview: Crypto Ratings are Needed to Cut Through Hype and Fear

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Weiss Ratings, an investment rating agency, published their first list of cryptocurrency ratings in Jan. 2018. A little over a year later, CryptoSlate interviewed Dr. Martin Weiss, founder and chairman of Weiss Group, on the importance of a rating system for cryptocurrencies, as well as the future of payments, cryptocurrency adoption, and the challenges currently faced…

Institutional Investors Can Earn Interest on Tezos Through Coinbase Custody

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Previously, institutional investors did not stake their cryptocurrency or participate in governance because of the need to use crypto-custodians. Coinbase Custody is changing that with support for Tezos staking and MakerDAO governance for its institutional clients. On Mar. 29th, Coinbase announced support for Tezos (XTZ) baking, the protocol’s equivalent to proof-of-stake staking. “We’re proud to…

Analysis Shows Lightning Network Suffers From Trust Issues Exacerbated by Rising Fees

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Over the last two years, the Lightning Network has been touted as the scaling solution for the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. However, the solution has been heavily criticized for its lack of security, and on March 28, Bitcoin Unlimited’s chief scientist Peter Rizun wrote an interesting evaluation of the Lightning Network’s “dirty little secret.” Also…

Craig Wright’s nChain Is Hiring a Lawyer to Protect Its Crypto Patents

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nChain, founded by self-styled bitcoin inventor Craig S. Wright, is looking for a patent counsel to manage its portfolio of blockchain-related IP.

New Bitcoinpython Node Is 100X Faster Than Previous Python Libraries

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On March 27, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fans were introduced to a new BCH full node written in the Python programming language. The project, known as Bitcoinpython, is a modern BCH library whose creator claims it to be the fastest available Python implementation with 100X the speed of its closest competitor. Also read: Menu.cash Allows Diners…

TF Blockchain Opens New Chapters In Portland and Vancouver, Austin Next

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TF Blockchain is bringing its blockchain conferences across North America with new chapters in Vancouver (BC), Seattle (WA), Portland (OR), and Austin (TX). CryptoSlate interviewed Preet Deol, the Vancouver chapter director, to determine what factors differentiate TF Blockchain from other conferences. Preet Deol and How She Discovered TF Blockchain Preet Deol is an entrepreneur with…