Category: Vitalik Buterin

Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions

Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding QuestionsOn Wednesday, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer disclosed that five mining operations had plans to donate roughly $6 million in coinbase rewards (depending on market prices) to developers building Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. The news was met with mixed reviews as some of the specifics of the deal were scrutinized and the miner funding subject has been […]

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Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’

Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’There’s been a lot of buzz in the space recently about the importance of user experience. Kim Dotcom’s proclamation that “Mass utility is going to lead to mass adoption,” speaks to this. Peter Schiff’s bitcoin wallet fiasco, CZ’s claim that centralized exchanges are safer than private wallets, and promises of a still undependable Lightning Network […]

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Ethereum Proponent Virgil Griffith Deemed a Flight Risk, Judge Denies Bail

Ethereum Proponent Virgil Griffith Deemed a Flight Risk, Judge Denies BailU.S. law enforcement filed in November criminal charges against Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith because he traveled to North Korea and taught “his audience how to use blockchain technology.” Griffith was arrested on Thanksgiving Day and has been forced to remain in prison the whole time. On Dec. 26, SDNY Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses refused Griffith’s […]

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Bitcoin History Part 18: The First Bitcoin Wallet

Bitcoin History Part 18: The First Bitcoin WalletBitcoin users today are blessed with a panoply of feature-rich software and hardware wallets. When Bitcoin launched, however, there were no wallets. It took Satoshi Nakamoto to engineer the first desktop client, and his creation proved surprisingly resilient, serving the community faithfully for years. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed […]

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ERC20 Tether Transactions Flip Their Omni Equivalent

Ethereum Tether Transactions Flip Omni-Based USDT TransactionsCrypto enthusiasts have noticed that the Ethereum blockchain has come awfully close to reaching capacity due to the added transactions stemming from the Tether (USDT) network. The transaction count since mid-August shows the ERC20 version of tether has surpassed the original version that uses BTC. ERC20 tether transactions cost users more than $260,000 in the […]

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Alcor Life Extension Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations

Alcor Life Extension Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash DonationsAlcor Life Extension Foundation has revealed the company is accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) donations. Alcor was convinced by Bitcoin.com’s executive chairman Roger Ver to add BCH acceptance, the same person who convinced Alcor to accept BTC payments via Bitpay back in 2014. The nonprofit organization is well known for its cryonics research and practices as […]

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UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger Ver

UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger VerAccording to documents from the U.K.’s High Court of Justice published on July 31, a judge has denied Craig Wright’s libel lawsuit against Roger Ver. Wright filed the charge against Ver when the early bitcoin investor told the public he believed Wright was a “liar and a fraud.” However, the court found “no evidence at […]

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Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades and Platform Development

Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades, and Platform DevelopmentBitcoin Cash (BCH) platform and protocol development have seen a lot of delivered code and projects over the last two years. The upgrades will help Bitcoin Cash scale to the masses, and many of the added features are protocol developments that are unique to BCH. Also read: Indian Government Breaks Silence on Crypto Regulation BCH […]

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Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Retail Adoption, and Upgrade Discussions

Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Retail Adoption, and Upgrade DiscussionsAnother week has passed for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community and as usual, there’s been a bunch of announcements and developments. BCH supporters this week saw the release of a multi-party onchain escrow system, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin discussed using the BCH chain as a data layer, and more BCH-accepting merchants were onboarded. Also Read: […]

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Bitcoin’s Big Price Drop Is the Latest in a Long History of Flash Crashes

Bitcoin's Big Price Drop Reminds Traders of the Long History of Flash CrashesOn Wednesday, June 26, the price of BTC came close to reaching $14K. One hour later, it had dropped by close to 18%. Such events are known as a flash crash, a moment in time where a rapid-sell off happens and often times a few exchanges become inoperable. Over the last few years, especially when […]

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PR: Legislators Support V20 Summit in Response to New FATF Rules

Legislators Support V20 Summit in Response to New FATF Rules Legislators have shown their support for the V20 Summit which is set to take place alongside the G20 Leaders Summit in Osaka, Japan, 28 & 29 June 2019. The event will convene G20 representatives, national blockchain associations, the world’s leading Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) and legislators from jurisdictions to discuss implications and explore possible technical solutions to achieve the desired outcomes of a new set of recommendations proposed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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Israeli University Sues Professor for Zero-Knowledge Proofs Technology

Israeli University Suing Professor for Zero-Knowledge Proofs TechnologyA leading Israeli university is suing one of its own senior staff members for allegedly creating a zero-knowledge proofs technology company based on the intellectual property the professor developed while working for the institution. Also Read: Will Belarus Be the First Country With Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining? The Technion Wants a Piece of Starkware The Technion […]

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BSV Falls 13% After Binance Reveals Plans to Delist the Coin

BSV Price Drops 13% After Binance Announces Plans to Delist the CoinOn April 15, Binance announced that the trading platform will be delisting bitcoin SV (BSV). The removal follows the tendentious actions of Craig Wright over the last few weeks in which the BSV creator has sent libel lawsuit warnings to well-known digital currency proponents. Since the announced delisting, the price of BSV has fallen by […]

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Crypto Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018

Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018Over the last two years, as cryptocurrencies gained mainstream attention, scammers have become far more prevalent. One particular social media scam that can be found on prominent websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is the impersonation of well-known crypto industry executives and blockchain luminaries. Unfortunately even a verified account means nothing these days and these […]

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Chatter Report: Vitalik Doesn’t Believe in Proof of Work, Chris Pacia Discusses Big Blocks

Vitalik Doesn’t Believe in Proof of Work, Pacia Clarifies Stance on Large BlocksIn this latest roundup of crypto chatter from social media, Vitalik Buterin sparks debate by declaring that he doesn’t believe in proof of work. Also, developer Rhett Creighton is accused of foul play in the Bitcoin Private pre-mine scandal. Finally, Chris Pacia clarifies his stance on large block limitations. Also read: A Look at Some […]

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Report Finds a Strong Relationship Between Crypto-Advocates and Life Extension

Report Finds a Strong Relationship Between Crypto-Advocates and Life ExtensionBitcoin historians will recollect that the early cryptocurrency pioneer Hal Finney was a person who believed in life extension and chose to be frozen in cryopreservation. Now a recent report shows that a good number of well-known blockchain advocates are also convinced that an ‘extropian-like’ technology may extend the lives of humans in the future. […]

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Hash Wars: ABC Chain Leaps More Than 50 Blocks Ahead

Hash Wars: ABC Chain Leaps More Than 50 Blocks AheadAll eyes were on the Bitcoin Cash network today as the blockchain split into two after the last common block was found on the chain at height 556766. So far both chains have been chugging along, but at the time of writing, the ABC side is well over 50 blocks ahead of the SV chain. […]

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Debunking Dr. Doom: Building a New Global Economy on a “Glorified Spreadsheet”

Debunking Dr. Doom: Building a New Global Economy on a “Glorified Spreadsheet"This rebuttal to Dr. Doom, AKA Nouriel Roubini, was written by Thomas Schouten, the Head of Marketing at Lisk. Schouten holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Strategic Entrepreneurship from Erasmus University Rotterdam.  Nouriel Roubini, a long time skeptic of cryptocurrencies, unleashed another wave of negative rhetoric recently, aiming to undermine the […]

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The Daily: Nasdaq Eyes Security Tokens, Blockstack Tackles Social Media

Today’s installment of The Daily is about building more than bickering, though we’ll squeeze in a little of the latter before we sign off. First though, let’s start by considering the latest projects being proposed within the crypto space: a tokenized security platform and a social media network that doesn’t leak data. Also read: South Korea’s […]

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