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Life in Crypto Time
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

Life in Crypto Time   Tim Enneking is managing director at Crypto Asset Management, which oversees Crypto Asset Fund, a regulated US cryptocurrency trading fund. In this opinion piece, Enneking compares the crypto asset space with the early days of the internet, where time just seemed to fly faster.    Crazy volatility! Standard deviation! Sharpe ratio through the roof!…

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Scammer Steals $1 Mln Worth of Bitcoin in 14 Months from Alphabay Users
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

Scammer Steals $1 Mln Worth of Bitcoin in 14 Months from Alphabay Users A darknet phisher hiding in the pseudonym ‘Phishkingz’ has boasted that he has stolen more than $1 mln worth of the digital currency Bitcoin from phishing accounts from the darknet marketplace AlphaBay in the past 14 months as of mid-2017. The deep web hacker…

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Tracing Ethereum and Bitcoin? Darknet’s Two Biggest Marketplaces are Busted
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

Tracing Ethereum and Bitcoin? Darknet’s Two Biggest Marketplaces are Busted On July 16, CCN published a development on what happened to the biggest darknet marketplace, AlphaBay, after it was down for over 10 days. At the time, reports suggested that authorities managed to raid its servers in Canada and the U.S., and arrest its alleged admin Alexander Cazes, a…

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Understanding Bitcoin’s Scaling Debate: Politics Comes First
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

Understanding Bitcoin’s Scaling Debate: Politics Comes First Jim Harper is vice president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he works to adapt law and policy to the information age. A former counsel to committees in both the US House and the US Senate, he served as Global Policy Counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation in 2014.…

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Can Antshares Become the Ethereum of China?
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

Can Antshares Become the Ethereum of China?   Antshares, the China-based open-source Blockchain platform, is trying to position itself as the country’s version of one of the known digital cryptocurrency platforms, Ethereum. As part of its rebranding, the platform will be renamed as NEO by the end of 2017. Antshares/NEO has already gained a foothold in…

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The Curious Cases of the ‘Alphabay Kingpin’ and Hansa Takedowns
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

The Curious Case of the 'Alphabay Kingpin' and Hansa TakedownThis week we reported on the takedown of the two largest darknet markets on the deep web — Alphabay, and Hansa. Now reports further reveal how global law enforcement seized the alleged Alphabay administrator, Alexandre Cazes, as well as the internal investigation of the Hansa marketplace which collected data on more than 50,000 cryptocurrency transactions. […]

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Acinq Launches Lightning Network Android Wallet Eclair
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

Acinq Launches Eclair the Lightning Network Android WalletThis week Bitcoin.com reported on the recent demo of the Lightning Network being tested by Bitfury on Bitcoin’s mainnet. Now the bitcoin technology company Acinq has launched its Lightning Network-based Android wallet “Eclair” because the company believes Segwit “seems to be on the verge of activation.” Also read: Lightning Network Used to Sell Beer at Room77 […]

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Fork Watch: Japanese Exchanges to Suspend Services on Sunday
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

13 Japanese Exchanges Advance Bitcoin Service Suspension to July 23The Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association has announced its plans in response to the BIP91 lock-in. Thirteen Japanese bitcoin exchanges are now prepared to halt bitcoin deposits and withdrawals earlier than the original date of August 1. Also read: 13 Japanese Exchanges Agree to Suspend Bitcoin Service on August 1 Responding to BIP91 Lock-In The Japan […]

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New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Tim Swanson of R3
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

New Bitcoin.com Podcast Episode with Tim Swanson of R3 ConsortiumDuring this week’s Bitcoin.com podcast our host, Richard Jacobs, sits down with Tim Swanson, Director of Market Research of R3 consortium. They discuss blockchain, banking, and the mission of R3 as a banking company interested in blockchain and distributed ledgers.  Also read: South Africa Will Begin Testing Bitcoin and Crypto Regulations Swanson defines blockchain technology and […]

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How Time-locked Bitcoins Could Incentivize Smooth Hard Forks
Posted on Saturday July 22, 2017

Could Time-locked Bitcoins Incentivize Hard Forks?There’s been a lot going on as far as development goes with the latest alternative clients and the Segwit2x plan also known as BTC1 on Github. One particular subject that came up on the BTC1 repository was the idea to incentivize the development community with time-locked bitcoins to smoothly activate a hard fork. Also read: […]

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