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20-Year-Old Cryptographic Puzzle Is Solved and Stamped in the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain

20-Year-Old Cryptographic Puzzle Is Solved and Stamped in the Bitcoin Cash BlockchainA fiendishly tricky puzzle that has baffled cryptographers for two decades has been solved, and the proof preserved on the BCH and BTC blockchains. The feat, which was achieved 15 years earlier than the puzzle’s architects had anticipated, was commemorated with another premature reveal – the opening of a special time capsule. Also read: ‘Craig […]

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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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Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully Upgrades — Schnorr Signatures Are Here

Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully Upgrades — Schnorr Signatures Are HereThe Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain has officially upgraded, adding Schnorr signatures and the Segwit recovery exemption. As of block 582680, the chain has implemented the new features successfully and BCH fans are celebrating another major protocol improvement. Also read: Schnorr Signatures Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash – Here’s What You Should Know Another Bitcoin Cash […]

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SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — 3 Funds Pending

SEC Commissioner Says Time Is Right for Bitcoin ETFs — 3 Funds PendingThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently reviewing three bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), one of which was filed last week to track the prices of two cryptocurrencies. An SEC commissioner said at the Consensus conference on Monday that the time is right for a bitcoin ETF, as the commission is due to make […]

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Whole Foods and Major Retailers Now Accept Cryptocurrency via the Spedn App

Whole Foods and Major Retailers Accept a Variety of Cryptos Through the 'Spedn' AppOn May 13, cryptocurrency enthusiasts were pleased to hear that major retailers including Whole Foods, Lowes, Petco, Regal Cinemas, and Gamestop will accept payments in crypto. The payments will be processed by Flexa using its custodial wallet called ‘Spedn’ which gives people the ability to spend with bitcoin core, ethereum, bitcoin cash, and GUSD. Also […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Could Be Criminal Mastermind Paul Le Roux

Satoshi Nakamoto Could Be Criminal Mastermind Paul Le RouxOne of the most enduring mysteries of modern times has produced another enthralling twist. Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s pseudonymous and enigmatic creator, has not been seen online in more than eight years. Evidence has now surfaced that points to a new Satoshi candidate, whose known life has a number of parallels with that of Bitcoin’s inventor. […]

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Bitcoin History Part 12: When No One Wanted Your BTC

Bitcoin History Part 12: When No One Wanted Your BTCToday, bitcoin is so precious that its hodlers are prone to locking their keys away inside nuclear bunkers, bank vaults, and military grade hardware wallets. But things weren’t always that way. Back in the early days, bitcoin was deemed so undesirable that you would have struggled to give it away, while exchanging it for fiat […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Bulls Outpace Stocks and Gold

Cryptocurrency markets have been doing extremely well over the last 48 hours, making a lot of prior skeptics think the bearish crypto winter may have ended. Since our last markets update three days ago, the entire cryptoconomy has gained close to $33 billion in value and trading sessions over the last 24 hours produced a […]

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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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Feds Seize News Site Deepdotweb as Darknet Crackdown Intensifies

Feds Seize News Website Deepdotweb as Darknet Crackdown IntensifiesThe FBI, working in conjunction with its European partners, has struck another blow against darknet markets (DNMs). On this occasion, it’s a particularly low blow, as news website Deepdotweb has become the latest victim of its interminable war on drugs. On May 7, both its clearnet and darknet domains were seized, and the operators arrested […]

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New York Prosecutors Demand Transparency From Bitfinex and Tether

New York Prosecutors Demand Transparency from Bitfinex and TetherThe crypto community has been laser focused on the current dilemma between Bitfinex exchange and New York prosecutors over the loss of $900 million of co-mingled customer and corporate funds. After the craziness last week, the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office has now demanded that Bitfinex must show transparency by turning over documents tied […]

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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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New Website Promises to Unveil Satoshi Nakamoto in 10 Days

This Website Promises to Unveil Satoshi Nakamoto in 10 DaysThe hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto, which has beguiled internet sleuths for years, has taken another bizarre turn. A new website, Got Satoshi, shows a countdown timer to when it will unveil Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator. The reveal will occur in 10 days’ time, when many bitcoiners will be gathered in New York for the annual Consensus […]

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New Video Series Debuts – How Bitcoin Will Change the World

New Video Series Debuts With How Bitcoin Will Change the WorldBitcoin.com has launched a new video series for the crypto-curious, with a crisp new look and an easy to understand, lighthearted narrative style. The first episode which premiered Wednesday features the top eight ways Bitcoin will change the world. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request How Bitcoin Will Change the […]

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11 Cryptocurrency Initiatives Indian Government Has Taken

11 Cryptocurrency Initiatives Indian Government Has TakenThe Indian government has engaged in numerous crypto-related initiatives and projects while actively drafting the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. Below are 11 crypto-specific initiatives that the government has been involved in. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Committee to Draft Crypto Law An interministerial committee under the chairmanship of Subhash […]

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Bitpay and Refundo Now Provide Tax Return Payouts in BTC

Bitpay and Refundo Now Provide Tax Return Payouts in BTCOn April 30, the global cryptocurrency payment processing firm Bitpay announced its partnership with the tax-related financial products and services provider Refundo. The collaboration will give U.S. residents the ability to receive all or a portion of their federal and state tax refunds in crypto. Also read: How to Create a Bitcoin Cash Wallet With […]

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Self-Styled Satoshi Accused of PGP Forgery in Kleiman vs Wright Lawsuit

Self-Proclaimed 'Satoshi' Accused of PGP Forgery in Kleiman v. Wright LawsuitThe Southern District Court of Florida case, Kleiman v. Wright, continues to be one of the 10 most monitored court dockets in the state. On April 28, the Kleiman estate’s legal team responded to Wright’s most recent motion to dismiss the case by claiming that Wright submitted a forgery as evidence and allege the fraudulent […]

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A Bitcoin Cash Fork of Decentralized Exchange Bisq Is on the Horizon

A Bitcoin Cash-Supporting Fork of the Decentralized Exchange Bisq Is on the HorizonTwo Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community members recently offered up a bounty for someone to fork the decentralized trading platform Bisq using BCH as the native currency. Now it seems a programmer has started the project in order to port Bisq over to BCH with help from BCH developer Pokkst’s Bitcoincashj implementation. The project is still […]

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Twitter Shenanigans and Tether Probe in the Weekly Video Update From Bitcoin.com

Cryptocurrency advocates try to get the CEO of Twitter to ban @Bitcoin and the New York Attorney General goes after the company behind Tether. This and more in the weekly video news update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: How to Start Cloud Mining Bitcoin Cash Watch Bitcoin.com’s Weekly News Update This week’s show covers […]

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Wizsec Security Blames Coinlab After Mt. Gox Trustee Delays Proceedings

Wizsec Security Blames Coinlab After Mt. Gox Trustee Delays ProceedingsOn April 25, the Mt. Gox civil rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi published a new announcement concerning the deadline for the rehabilitation plan. According to the letter sent to Mt. Gox creditors, Kobayashi has delayed the proceedings for another six months due to “undetermined” claims. Following the announcement, bitcoin security specialists Wizsec published a scathing critique […]

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The Darknet Rises With 6 New Markets

The Darknet Rises With 6 New MarketsAs Dream dies and Wall Street exits, a string of new darknet markets (DNMs) has emerged to take their crown. The majority of these have only been operational for a matter of weeks, and have launched at a time when trust in DNMs is running low. The success or failure of these marketplaces will be […]

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OTC Groups and State-Sanctioned Exchanges Start Trading Venezuela’s Petro

OTC Groups and State-Sanctioned Exchanges Start Trading Venezuela's PetroLast February, news.Bitcoin.com first reported on the Venezuelan cryptocurrency the petro (PTR) launched by President Nicolas Maduro. Initially, many media reports assumed the digital currency might be phony or nonexistent. However, recent data from a few exchanges and from Venezuelans trading the asset on social media suggests the nation-state issued cryptocurrency is quite real and […]

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In-Wallet BCH Purchases and BCH Merchant App in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com

In-Wallet BCH Purchases and BCH Merchant App in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.comAn integration with Moonpay allows users of the Bitcoin.com wallet in the U.K. and Europe to buy bitcoin cash with credit cards and merchants can accept BCH payments with a new POS app which is now online. This and more in the weekly video news update shared on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also read: Crypto Rocket […]

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