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Judge Orders Craig Wright to Physically Appear in Florida Lawsuit

Craig Wright, the notorious Satoshi Nakamoto claimant, must appear in court on Monday or be held in contempt. The Florida court granted a motion to compel on June 14, mandating Wright to provide a list of all the bitcoin addresses he’s owned prior to December 2013. Also Read: The Blind Trust Described in the Kleiman […]

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Meet the Developer Who Added Schnorr Signatures to Bcash

Meet the Developer Who Added Schnorr Signatures to BcashThis week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Jonathan Gonzalez, the blockchain developer who is currently maintaining the Bcash project, a Bitcoin Cash full node written in node.js. Gonzalez explained how he got into Bitcoin Cash development and how he managed to get the Bcash node fully compatible with last May’s fork, which introduced Schnorr signatures to the […]

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The Blind Trust Described in the Kleiman vs. Wright Lawsuit Is a Real Head-Scratcher

The Complexity Behind the Alleged Blind Trust Described in Kleiman v. Wright LawsuitThere’s been a number of developments in the ongoing Kleiman vs. Wright lawsuit lately. After Craig Wright’s sworn deposition, the plaintiffs contend that Wright’s categorical refusal to answer questions about his bitcoin addresses and his marriage(s) needs to be reevaluated. Wright’s legal team say he’s done everything possible to comply with the court’s orders but […]

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Mixing Service Bitcoin Blender Quits After Bestmixer Takedown

Mixing Service Bitcoin Blender Calls It Quits After the Bestmixer.io TakedownOn May 27, cryptocurrency supporters learned that the anonymous BTC mixer Bitcoin Blender would be shutting down. The news follows the recent closure of Bestmixer.io after it was seized by global law enforcement. Also read: Plea Bargain Means Silk Road 2 Admin Will Likely See No Prison Time Bitcoin Blender Bows Out Another popular bitcoin […]

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Another Aspiring Satoshi Copyrights the Bitcoin Whitepaper

The cryptocurrency community got riled up recently over Craig Wright’s U.S. copyright registration of the Bitcoin whitepaper and some of the code from the early software. However, on May 24 the U.S. Copyright Office saw a Bitcoin whitepaper registration by a man named Wei Liu, bringing another legal challenger to Wright’s claim of ownership over […]

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Countries Suffering From Rapid Inflation Show Significant Demand for Cryptos

Countries Suffering from Rapid Inflation Show Significant Demand for CryptosCryptocurrencies have been trending upwards in price over the last few weeks, but in certain countries around the world digital assets have become far more valuable. For instance, in Argentina, the nation’s sovereign currency has lost considerable value and cryptocurrencies like BTC are seeing all-time price highs. The surge in value is not just taking […]

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Bitcoin Cash Privacy Has Improved in Leaps and Bounds

Bitcoin Cash Privacy Has Strengthened by Leaps and BoundsOver the last few years, privacy has become of great importance to digital asset enthusiasts as law enforcement has cracked down on money transmitters, seized coin shuffling services, and blockchain analysis has increased significantly. To thwart this, some bitcoiners have turned to mixing applications that utilize the Coinjoin protocol and other methods of obfuscation. However, […]

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Bitcoin.com Launches Free Bitcoin Cash Register Platform for iOS Devices

Bitcoin.com Launches Free Bitcoin Cash Register Platform for iOS DevicesAbout a month ago, Bitcoin.com launched its free point-of-sale solution, Bitcoin Cash Register, for Android operating systems. This week our developers have released Bitcoin Cash Register for iOS mobile phones allowing any merchant with an Apple device to accept bitcoin cash payments. Also read: How to Use Bitcoin.com’s New Point-of-Sale Solution — Bitcoin Cash Merchant […]

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US Copyright Office Responds to Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Registrations

US Copyright Office Responds to Craig Wright's Bitcoin RegistrationsOn May 21, 2019, a press release was sent to a variety of publications that said Craig Wright was granted two U.S. copyrights for the original Bitcoin white paper and version 0.1 of the cryptocurrency’s code. Meanwhile, the U.S. Copyright Office specifically addressed the matter in a press release which emphasized the agency “does not […]

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IRS Plans to Issue Guidance on Virtual Currency Taxation

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner Charles Rettig has explained to U.S. representatives that the tax department plans to issue clearer guidance toward cryptocurrency taxation soon. Since 2014, Americans have been asking the tax agency for better clarification in regard to official tax guidelines. Also read: Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your […]

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‘Craig Is a Liar’ – Early Adopter Proves Ownership of Bitcoin Address Claimed by Craig Wright

Early Adopter Calls Craig Wright a Fraud — Proves Ownership of Bitcoin Address Used in LawsuitOn May 16, an unknown person posted a signed message to social media concerning a bitcoin address that was used as evidence in the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit. According to the message, which is verified to be the rightful owner of the address used in the Florida lawsuit, the address never belonged to “Satoshi […]

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Crescent Cash Users Can Now Send Bitcoin Cash Via Text Message

On May 15, the BCH-based and open source Android wallet Crescent Cash launched a new feature that allows people to send bitcoin cash through a text message. The SMS sending service added to the wallet is due to the latest open source API introduced by the crypto startup Cointext. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully […]

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Local.Bitcoin.com Aims to Spread Economic Freedom Through P2P Exchange of BCH

Local.Bitcoin.com Aims to Spread Economic Freedom in a P2P FashionOn June 4, Bitcoin.com is launching a peer-to-peer marketplace called Local.Bitcoin.com that will allow users from around the world to buy and sell bitcoin cash (BCH). Now crypto enthusiasts and traders can create a pre-launch account to explore the trading platform and create orders on the exchange in advance. Also read: Bitcoin.com Celebrates 4 Million […]

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Crypto Spring Brings Strong Profits to Next-Generation and Older Mining Rigs

Crypto Spring Brings Promising Profits for Next-Generation and Older Mining RigsOver the last few weeks, cryptocurrency markets have been on a tear accumulating considerable gains following the notorious ‘crypto winter.’ Since the recent price hike this spring, mining digital assets with next-generation miners has allowed participants to secure significant gains and even older mining devices are turning a profit. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully […]

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CME’s Bitcoin Futures Break Records With $1 Billion in Notional Volume

CME Group's Bitcoin Futures Breaks Records With $1 Billion in Notional VolumeThe world’s largest options and futures exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group) and its bitcoin futures contracts saw an all-time high on May 13. According to CME’s records, the exchange recorded 33,700 contracts on Monday which represented a notional value of around 168,000 BTC ($1.35 billion). Also Read: Our Value […]

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Our Value of Money Is Subjective But That Doesn’t Make It Meaningless

Why People Value Money and How Ends Are Not Set ArbitrarilyIn my last op-ed, I discussed how the value we place on items and goods is subjective based on Carl Menger’s Subjective Theory of Value and how these concepts apply to people’s perception of value with things like fiat, gold, and bitcoin. The post outlined the idea that money cannot serve as a store of […]

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SLP-Based Token ACD to Gain Traction With Acceptance at Thousands of Shops

SLP-Based Token ACD Gains Traction With Acceptance at Thousands of ShopsThe Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has garnered a lot of attention over the last few months as there’s been a wide variety of tokens created on top of the Bitcoin Cash network. On May 10, the Tokyo-based Alliance Cargo Direct revealed the SLP-minted token ACD and bitcoin cash will be accepted by thousands of online […]

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Crypto Heresy: Question Blockstream on Twitter and You’ll Be Blocked

Crypto Heresy: Questioning Blockstream on Twitter About an Alleged Conflict of InterestCrypto Twitter (CT) is a grueling battleground between digital currency enthusiasts, company executives, maximalists, journalists, lawyers, and so-called thought leaders and luminaries. For instance, on May 8, reporter Larry Cermak posted data concerning Blockstream and its sidechain project Liquid’s performance over the last seven months. After Cermak shared unbiased figures and queried an alleged conflict […]

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Bitcoin’s Software Has Been Rolled Back Before

Remembering the Coordinated Effort to Rollback Bitcoin's Software Back in 2013When Binance lost $40 million to hackers this week, the crypto community discussed reorganizing the chain after it was suggested by a developer from MIT. Many people were upset by this proposition, declaring that there was no way a coordinated effort with miners could be pulled off. However, most bitcoiners don’t seem to remember that […]

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Despite $100K Pledged to Charity, Adam Back Remains Silent Over Proposed Debate

Despite $100K Pledged to Charity, Adam Back Remains Silent Over Proposed DebateThere’s over $100,000 on the line that could be given to charity for about an hour of Adam Back’s time. If he chooses to debate Bitcoin Unlimited’s Peter Rizun over why he thinks it’s a bad idea to scale with larger blocks, Paxful’s Ray Youssef‏ has pledged $100K in addition to Roger Ver’s initial $10K […]

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Blockchain Researchers Mock Craig Wright’s Unsealed Bitcoin Address List

Blockchain Researchers Mock Craig Wright's Unsealed Bitcoin Address ListThe ongoing lawsuit between the relatives of Dave Kleiman and Craig Wright continues to unfold as a filing has been unsealed that shows a list of addresses tied to the first 70 bitcoin blocks Wright claims to have mined. However, not long after the redacted list was unsealed, researchers at Wizsec Security studied the addresses […]

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Craig Wright Ordered to Produce a List of Early Bitcoin Addresses in Kleiman Lawsuit

Craig Wright Required to Produce a List of Early Bitcoin Addresses in Kleiman LawsuitOn April 28, the high profile Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit heated up when the plaintiffs alleged Craig Wright submitted forged evidence before the court. Following the recent response against Wright’s motion to dismiss the case, the plaintiffs also filed an order which demands a list of Wright’s public bitcoin addresses as of Dec. 31, 2013. […]

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Alternative Bitcoin Cash Full Node Bchd Now Includes Public API

On May 3, the developers behind the Bchd project, a Bitcoin Cash full node implementation written in Go (golang), announced the release of a public application programming interface (API). The latest API feature shipped with the new version 0.14.3 offers an out-of-the-box solution that the Bchd developers say “just works.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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Former Mod Explains R/Bitcoin Censorship and Why He Was Removed

Former Mod Explains R/Bitcoin Censorship and Why He Was RemovedOn May 2, the Bitcoin.com podcast series Humans of Bitcoin published an interview with early bitcoin supporter Jason King who became a moderator for Reddit forum r/bitcoin in late 2012. During the interview, King tells podcast host Matt Aaron how the forum r/bitcoin went from a fun area on the web to an environment filled […]

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