Active Development for Most Bitcoin Forks Evaporates

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A report published by Electric Capital has estimated that the number of developers working on public cryptocurrencies has doubled since January 2018. The research found that Ethereum has the largest development team of all established crypto assets, with 216 developers contributing to its codebase each month on average. Also Read: EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has…

Bolivars to Bitcoin: Activists Take Down Venezuela’s Maduro in Crypto Art Exhibit

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As the situation in Venezuela continues to escalate, artist cryptograffiti, crypto exchange AirTM and merchant services provider Cripto Conserje have teamed up for an all-day fundraiser to tear down – in whatever way they can – Maduro’s regime.

Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

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Bounty0x CMO Pascal Thellman discusses some of the potential security and incentives issues with validators on proof-of-stake networks.

Bitfinex Partnered With at Least 6 Different Banks During 2018

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22 months since Wells Fargo suspended the processing of withdrawals sent by four Taiwanese banks that service Bitfinex, the platform remains among the top 20 exchanges by adjusted volume. While Bitfinex hosted more than $5 billion in trade this past month, the exchange has struggled to establish reliable banking partners, with traders seeking to deposit…

Marshall Islands Updates 2019 Roadmap for Sovereign Cryptocurrency

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The Marshall Islands’ plan to issue a sovereign cryptocurrency, dubbed ‘the Sovereign’ (SOV), appears to be progressing, with the Oceanic nation announcing that it will work alongside Steve Tendon, a former adviser to the Maltese Office of the Prime Minister regarding blockchain policy, in developing the virtual currency. Also Read: Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy…

No, IBM’s Quantum Computer Won’t Break Bitcoin

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IBM recently unveiled its Q System One at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, with the company describing the quantum computer as being developed for “commercial use.” Despite numerous media outlets again decrying the imminent death of Bitcoin, IBM’s quantum system is not the game-changer that many are heralding it to be. Also Read: Japanese Regulator…

Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

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Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the nascent ecosystem. At the same time, they were providing an outlet for…