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Bitcoin’s Annual Proof of Keys Event is Less Than a Month Away (beincrypto.com) 12/08/2019 - 10:17pm
There are now just 25 days remaining until the annual Bitcoin Proof of Keys event, which sees potentially tens of thousands of bitcoin owners withdraw their BTC from their exchange wallet to an address where they control the private keys. January 03, 2020 marks by the 11th anniversary of the day the Bitcoin genesis block was mined. This will also...
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Bernie Sanders Could Pave the Way for Massive Bitcoin Adoption (beincrypto.com) 12/08/2019 - 2:34pm
Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced his plan on Friday to provide universal high-speed internet across the US. The plan, with a $150 billion price tag, would create the infrastructure to bring the internet to every American as a ‘basic human right,’ and potentially be a big boon for Bitcoin. The Senator connected the need for high-speed...
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FSB sees Big Tech’s penetration into financial services as a threat (invezz.com) 12/08/2019 - 2:11pm
Following Facebook’s scrutiny for its upcoming Libra cryptocurrency, regulators from all over the world have made a consensus that the rampant growth of tech giants may pose a threat for financial ...
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Four Crypto Projects to Keep Tabs on in 2020 (newsbtc.com) 12/08/2019 - 12:03pm
The cryptocurrency world has more than its fair share of self-proclaimed clairvoyants. Whether it’s traders predicting great things for a digital token that’s set to launch, or a journalist touting the next groundbreaking Web3 project, future-gazing is a popular pastime. With so many crypto projects in the offing, and so many supposed psychics...
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Sunday Digest: Bitcoin, Banks And Bananas (bitcoinist.com) 12/08/2019 - 7:57am
An art lover who paid $120,000 for an installation of an over-ripe banana duct-taped to a wall, had his investment eaten by a performance artist . One hopes that if he has that much money to ‘waste’ on what is now just a banana skin with some tape stuck to it, he’s already filled his bags with bitcoin. Bitcoin Price: Where Next? Bitcoin markets...
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Ethereum Istanbul Update: Less Than 4 Hours Left, What’s Happening (bitcoinist.com) 12/07/2019 - 3:24pm
The long-awaited Ethereum Istanbul hard fork will take place at 12 AM GMT on December 8. Once again, most ETH nodes are waiting until the last moment to upgrade. Ethereum Nodes Wait to Upgrade Until Last Moment Based on Ethernodes , the percentage of nodes that had not upgraded with the Istanbul version was pegged at 51.2% of the total just hours...
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Istanbul Ethereum Fork Imminent, IRS New Crypto Form, BIS Embraces Digital Currencies (coinspice.io) 12/07/2019 - 3:05pm
TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a daily crypto news update. Istanbul Ethereum Fork happening today. New IRS form inquires about cryptocurrency purchases and sales. Bank of International Settlements (BIS) wants central banks to go digital to stay relevant. Coinbase Card introduces DAI as the first stablecoin on the platform. Zcash...
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Ethereum Istanbul Blockchain Upgrade Under One Day Away; What’s Changing? (newsbtc.com) 12/07/2019 - 2:58am
It seems that Christmas is coming earlier for users of Ethereum. The blockchain behind the second-largest cryptocurrency is about to see what is known as the “Istanbul” hard fork or blockchain update, which is one of the network’s few-and-far-between and important named upgrades. According to Etherscan , an Ethereum -centric data and information...
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Ethereum Istanbul Blockchain Upgrade Under One Day Away; What’s New? (newsbtc.com) 12/07/2019 - 2:58am
It seems that Christmas is coming earlier for users of Ethereum. The blockchain behind the second-largest cryptocurrency is about to see what is known as the “Istanbul” hard fork or blockchain update, which is one of the network’s few-and-far-between and important named upgrades. According to Etherscan , an Ethereum -centric data and information...
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Etherscan Launches Block Explorer for Ethereum 2.0 Testnet (blockonomi.com) 12/06/2019 - 8:53am
The first stage of Ethereum 2.0 , Serenity “Phase 0,” is set to launch in early 2020. It’s a milestone some skeptics have said will never come. Yet Eth2 is indeed getting closer, whether people realize it or not. As a testament to that closeness, a new block explorer for a testnet version of the upgraded Ethereum has just arrived, showing how much...
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IOST 2019 RecMainnet Launch, Nodes, Staking, Partnerships, and More (btcmanager.com) 12/06/2019 - 5:30am
BTCMANAGER recently spoke to Terrence Wang, co-founder of IOST, an ultra-fast, decentralized blockchain network based on the next-generation consensus algorithm, Proof of Believability (PoB). Wang summarized IOST’s key milestones & achievements for the year of 2019 & discussed the company’s focus in 2020. Mainnet Launch The IOST mainnet...
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XRP Petitioner Now Sounds Alarm Bells on Tron [TRX] (coingape.com) 12/06/2019 - 2:04am
Crypto Bitlord, a crypto influencer who had started a petition against Ripple earlier in the year for dumping XRP in the crypto market and suppressing its price, has now sounded the alarm bells on Tron [TRX]. What’s Wrong With Tron? According to Crypto Bitlord, Binance controls 56% of the voting power in the Tron network, and the Tron foundation...
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Crypto Exchange Catastrophe: Poloniex Spin Out Leaves Investments Spinning At Circle (newsbtc.com) 12/05/2019 - 12:00pm
This past October, the Boston-based, Goldman Sachs-backed financial services company Circle, announced that it would “spin out” crypto exchange Poloniex into its own company, selling it to an investment group with backing from Tron founder Justin Sun. Since the spin-out, the two brands have seemingly spun out of control, with Poloniex causing a...
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DigiByte Community Reacts to Sudden Poloniex Delisting (cryptobriefing.com) 12/05/2019 - 11:07am
Poloniex announced plans to delist DigiByte from its exchange within hours of a public Twitter spat between DGB founder Jared Tate and one of the exchange’s new owners Justin Sun. Tate blasted TRON, which Sun founded, in an 8-part tweetstorm beginning with: 1/8 Im disgusted by all these #TRON trolls/bots attacking me & hyping a 100% premined...
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HYBRID CONSENSUS FOR BLOCKCHAIN USING PROOF OF WORK AND PROOF OF STAKE (patentscope.wipo.int) 12/05/2019 - 1:00am
A proof of stake system is used to create new blocks in which a proposer of a block within a validation committee selected from a candidate pool of stakeholders is chosen to write a block to the blockchain. The validation committee is selected through a proof of work method using miners to solve cryptographic puzzles. This provides a sufficient...
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DECENTRALIZED SAFEGUARD AGAINST FRAUD (patentscope.wipo.int) 12/05/2019 - 1:00am
A method includes acquiring, at a node server, blockchain data for a blockchain address on a blockchain network. The blockchain data includes a plurality of transactions for the blockchain address. The method includes generating a local node trust score for the blockchain address based on the blockchain data. The local node trust score indicates a...
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DIGITAL VALUE TOKENS CREATED AND SECURELY TRANSFERRED BY PROOF OF ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION (patentscope.wipo.int) 12/05/2019 - 1:00am
A system and method for operating a peer-to-peer blockchain network, for the purpose of creating and transferring digital electronic value tokens on a distributed, shared ledger. The invention uses Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology to create value tokens and prevent double spending of tokens, by enabling peers on the network to verify...
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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS VIA BLOCKCHAIN (patentscope.wipo.int) 12/05/2019 - 1:00am
There is disclosed herein methods and systems of establishing real-time communications and p2p social media blockchain, including the steps of determining if a transaction request was sent, populating a blockchain data packet, initiating a mining process, determining if consensus has been achieved amongst a plurality of users, sending the...
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SECURING ACCESS TO CONFIDENTIAL DATA USING A BLOCKCHAIN LEDGER (patentscope.wipo.int) 12/05/2019 - 1:00am
Methods and systems are provided for securing access to confidential data using a blockchain ledger. An update to access permissions can be received from a first entity on behalf of a second entity, the update can change access permissions to a confidential data store. A smart contract that validates the update can be called. Upon consensus from a...
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HashCash to Launch P2P Energy Trading Platform (coinfo) 12/04/2019 - 7:29am
HashCash, a global software company based in California, announced a move into the energy trading market, in collaboration with a German Solar Power company. The company revealed in a press release Wednesday that they plan to debut a blockchain-based peer-to-peer energy trading platform with focus on renewable solar energy. The platform is aimed...
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Blockchain in Supply Chain Market Trends, Demand Analysis and Industry Survey Report 2018-2023 (mark.tw) 12/03/2019 - 9:53pm
Moreover based on the protocols of the industry it is divided into bitcoin, ethereum, ripple consensus network, hyperledger, R3's corda, symbiont, distributed ledgers and others. The segmentation is ...
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Black Tusk Resources Inc. Completes Initial Data Compilation McKenzie ... (pr-inside.com) 12/03/2019 - 9:00pm
Arcology Technical Paper Outlines Breakthroughs on Roadmap [..] World's First Self-Organizing, Multifactor-Consensus Blockchain Reaches New Milestones as Company Prepares to Launch Testnet VANCOUVER, ...
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Arcology Technical Paper Outlines Breakthroughs on Roadmap to Unsurpassed ... (pr-inside.com) 12/03/2019 - 6:11pm
World's First Self-Organizing, Multifactor-Consensus Blockchain Reaches New Milestones as Company Prepares to Launch Testnet VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 4, 2019 / Codebase Ventures Inc.
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Ethereum Developers Decide to Increase Inflation, Delay Difficulty (thecoinrise.com) 12/03/2019 - 7:38am
Ethereum developers have agreed to postpone the difficulty bomb, thus increasing inflation when most coins are trying to reduce it. Ethereum Developers Delay Difficulty Bomb Again The recent debate regarding Ethereum’s difficulty bomb is finally finished, with a rough consensus being reached. According to developers, the difficulty bomb will see...
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One Billion XRP Is Released From Escrow – XRP Price Predictions (oracletimes.com) 12/03/2019 - 6:08am
Ripple and XRP have been making headlines a lot this year, due to all kinds of achievements and also controversies. Ripple has been enjoying new and important partnerships while boosting its products and promoting the adoption of XRP as well. The company has been accused of centralization because they own such a huge chunk of XRP but also made...
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Ethereum Devs Decide to Increase Inflation, Delay Difficulty Bomb (bitcoinist.com) 12/03/2019 - 4:39am
Ethereum developers have agreed to postpone the difficulty bomb, thus increasing inflation when most coins are trying to reduce it. Ethereum Devs Delay Difficulty Bomb Again The recent debate regarding Ethereum’s difficulty bomb is finally finished, with a rough consensus being reached. According to developers, the difficulty bomb will see yet...
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Monero Implements Hard Fork, Including New ASIC-Resistant Mining Algorithm (cryptosyringe.com) 12/03/2019 - 2:54am
The Monero (XMR) network has been successfully upgraded to RandomX, a new mining algorithm that aims to be ASIC-resistant. On Nov. 30, the Monero community workgroup did a live stream on YouTube in which the upgrade took place at around the 58 minute mark. The new upgrade also introduced proof-of-work ( PoW ) algorithm, RandomX, which uses random...
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Opinion | Congress must act now on cryptocurrency regulation - Modern Consensus (modernconsensus.com) 12/02/2019 - 2:24pm
Opinion | Congress must act now on cryptocurrency regulation Modern Consensus
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Ideamarket: A proof-of-credibility consensus mechanism (github.com) 12/02/2019 - 12:48pm
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Does Bitcoin Need Accounts? One Developer Thinks So, and He Figured Out How (bitcoinmagazine.com) 12/02/2019 - 9:08am
Bitcoin doesn’t use typical “accounts.” Instead, with each payment, the funds are sent to a unique “transaction output.” In such an output, the Bitcoin address can potentially be reused, in which case the address would act a bit like a Bitcoin account. Reusing addresses in this way, however, makes it trivial to link different coins and...
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Does Bitcoin Need Accounts? One Developer Thinks So, and He Figured Out How (e-cryptonews.com) 12/02/2019 - 9:08am
Bitcoin doesn’t use typical “accounts.” Instead, with each payment, the funds are sent to a unique “transaction output.” In such an output, the Bitcoin address can potentially be reused, in which case the address would act a bit like a Bitcoin account. Reusing addresses in this way, however, makes it trivial to link different coins and...
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Wall Street Divided with Tesla, General Electric and Facebook Stock Results (coinspeaker.com) 12/02/2019 - 7:11am
Coinspeaker Wall Street Divided with Tesla, General Electric and Facebook Stock Results Usually, when analyzing stocks, Wall Street analysts are like a pack of wolves – agreeing on most of the stocks’ directions finding sort of an informal consensus on Wall Street among this crowd. However, there are always some stocks that separate analyst’s...
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Is Cardano (ADA) Overvalued? Analyst Weighs in (coingape.com) 12/02/2019 - 5:51am
The argument fronted by a renowned cryptocurrency analyst is that Cardano, the smart contracts platform that will compete with Ethereum promising a high throughput and scalability, is overvalued. At press time, its native currency, ADA, has a market cap of $934 million from a circulating supply of 25.927 billion. The Proof-of-Stake consensus-based...
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BitTok Launches Mainstream Blockchain Assets (coinspeaker.com) 12/02/2019 - 4:00am
Coinspeaker BitTok Launches Mainstream Blockchain Assets From the perspectives of appreciation capabilities, liquidity, and security, the launch of multiple blockchain assets in batches this time will not only helps attract a large number of digital asset enthusiasts, but also enriches the choice for users and provides them with more diverse...
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Master Thesis Defense: Shyam Kantesariya (concordia.ca) 12/02/2019 - 2:38am
Blockchain has become an emerging decentralized computing technology for transaction-based systems due to its peer-to-peer consensus protocol over an open network consisting of untrusted parties.
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VertCoin Witnesses Second 51 Percent Attack in One Year Span (btcmanager.com) 12/01/2019 - 10:04pm
Bitcoin’s consensus algorithm, Proof of Work (PoW), relies on a large amount of power to ensure the network cannot be gamed. The lack of hash distribution to Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin Cash is a leading ...
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