Luxembourg’s New Bill Affords Blockchain Transactions the Same Protections as Traditional Ones

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Luxembourg lawmakers passed a new blockchain bill into law, giving transactions completed via distributed ledger the same legal status as those done via traditional means. Luxembourg is one of the more forward-thinking in terms of blockchain adoption. Now, the country has taken a significant step in providing financial market participants with more transparency and legal…

Binance Removing CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB, and WINGS: Industry-Wide Delisting Trend

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Binance announced today that it will be delisting CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB, and WINGS from its trading platform, citing reasons ranging from “commitment of the team to project” to “fraudulent conduct.” The move comes after the exchange’s removal of BCN, CHAT, ICN, and TRIG last October, and may indicate a broader industry trend. Binance Delisting Projects…

Decentralized Finance Emerges as Banner Topic at Ethereum Denver Conference

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ETHDenver kicked off with an address by Aave CEO Stani Kulechov about a hot new wave of decentralized finance applications.

RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

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On Feb. 14, the cryptocurrency infrastructure organization led by RSK Labs announced the one-year anniversary of the RSK network and highlighted several notable achievements. Over the last 12 months, the project’s merge mining has managed to gather 45 percent of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network hashrate, making the RSK smart contract system more secure than…

BCH-Powered Badger Wallet Now Connects to a Variety of Blockchain Apps

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Since its inception, the bitcoin cash (BCH) light client Badger Wallet has become one of the most versatile BCH platforms. Over the last few weeks, Badger developers have added a slew of new features including Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) support and integration with projects like Satoshi Dice and Sideshift.io. Also Read: Bitcoin’s Social Contract Must Be…

Lessons We Can Learn from Bitcoin About Healthy Relationships

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I’ll be the first to admit that when I think of blockchain, the last thing that pops into my head is romance. It’s about as far from sexy as you can get. Let’s do a little word association game. When you read “distributed ledger technology” or “Bitcoin,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?…

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

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Over the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season…

UK Customs Service Halts Blockchain Border Project with Brexit Looming

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Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the customs organization of the United Kingdom, has said it will be postponing its work on a blockchain pilot program— instituted September of last year—until after the United Kingdom severs ties with the European Union. In the Q&A section on Parliament’s website, MP Eddie Hughes asked if the government…