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Fork Watch: Disputed Consensus and an Abundance of Game Theory

Fork Watch: Disputed Consensus and an Abundance of Game TheoryIn less than 24 hours the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will be facing a hard fork involving consensus changes that are currently disputed and may lead to a blockchain split. Two development teams have proposed different paths for the Nov. 15 upgrade and the clashing BCH reference implementations will be incompatible with each other after […]

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Bitcoin Intentions: Are We Aiming to Replace the Status Quo or Become Them?

Bitcoin Intentions: Are We Aiming to Replace the Status Quo or Become Them?When the idea of a working digital currency like bitcoin was introduced, many of its early adopters disliked the current bureaucratic system, with a cartel of bankers pulling the world’s monetary strings. Over time, however, something weird has happened and the idea of permissionless innovation perverted into people literally asking nation states for permission, begging […]

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The Value of Uncensorable Technology in an Age of Censorship

Governments and corporations have deployed censorship to limit speech and deprive people of vital communication channels. The ruling elite are trying to shush activists and freethinkers, but they are losing control and lashing out in frustration. This is why the emergence of decentralized tools and uncensorable money is more vital than ever. Also read: Bitcoin […]

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Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus

Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto ConsensusOn Oct. 10, Blockstream revealed that the company’s new product, Liquid, generated its first block on Sept. 27 and noted that a lot of the crypto-economy’s “biggest players” participated. Since Blockstream announced the launch of its federated sidechain, the technology has been praised by some and dismissed by others. Also read: BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation […]

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Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and Japan

Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and JapanGoogle has announced that regulated cryptocurrency exchanges will be allowed to advertise on its platforms in the United States and Japan starting in October. This removes some of the restrictions the company placed on crypto ads in June. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Some Crypto Ads Will Be Allowed […]

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Trader Alleges Bithumb is Losing $150,000 USD Daily to Washtrading

Trader Alleges Bithumb is Losing $150,000 USD Daily to WashtradingA trader has posted on Twitter alleging that an actor is taking advantage of Bithumb’s 120% fee payback to milk the platform of approximately $150,000 USD each day through washtrading. Also Read: Uzbekistan Legalizes Crypto Exchanges and Trading Twitter Trader Claims Bithumb’s Promotional Fee Schedule is Getting Exploited The Twitter account of Alex Kruger, a cryptocurrency […]

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Tippr Bot Distributes Over $100K in Bitcoin Cash Across Reddit Forums

Tippr Bot Distributes Over $100K in Bitcoin Cash Across Reddit ForumsDuring the first month of 2018, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a bitcoin cash (BCH) tip bot called Tippr, which distributes thousands of BCH tips on Reddit and Twitter. This week, according to Tippr statistics just on Reddit alone, the tip bot has tipped people over $100,000 worth of bitcoin cash (76 BCH) since the app’s launch. […]

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Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds “You are a F***king Liar”

Binance Denies 400 BTC Listing Quote; Accuser Responds, “You are a F***king Liar”News.Bitcoin.com feature ‘Cryptowhispers’ reported on what has turned from rumor to an all-out verbal war between two well-known figures in the cryptoverse. It began last week when Christopher Franko, co-founder of the Expanse project, took to Twitter and accused popular exchange Binance of quoting 400 bitcoin to list a token. The exchange’s head, Changpeng Zhao, […]

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Bitcoin in Brief: BTC via SMS Patented, Brave BAT Tips for Tweets and Posts

Bitcoin in Brief: Crypto Payments via SMS, Coin Tips for Tweets and PostsFinancial software developer Intuit has been awarded a patent for processing BTC payments via SMS and we’ve covered the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also in The Daily, Brave browser plans to enable BAT tips for tweets and Reddit posts, cryptocurrency is projected to constitute 5 percent of the portfolios of US […]

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15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots: Duo Security

15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots: Duo SecurityThis week, researchers uncovered empirical data confirming what most in the crypto Twittersphere already know – the space if flooded with scam bots: 15,000 of them to be exact, according to Duo Security. Also read: Queensland, Australia Invests Portion of its $6.1Mil Ignite Ideas Fund in Crypto Startup Researchers Find 15K Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway […]

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