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Australian drug raid officers seize $350,000 in Cryptocurrency ⋆ ZyCrypto

Officers from the New South Wales Police Force in Australia, have seized $350,000 in cryptocurrency from a dark web drug dealer. A raid team made up …

Cryptocurrency

In the World of Cryptocurrency, Even Good Projects Can Go Bad

SAN FRANCISCO — While scams proliferated in the unregulated world of virtual currencies over the last year, a company in Switzerland seemed to be among the more legitimate outfits creating its own cryptocurrency.<p>The company, Envion, said it had collected $100 million from investors this year with a …

Cryptocurrency

The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers

Behind the guards, the blast doors and down corridors of reinforced concrete, sit the encrypted computer servers -- connected to nothing -- that hold …

A Mind-Bending Cryptographic Trick Promises to Take Blockchains Mainstream - MIT Technology Review

There are, believe it or not, many among us who remain skeptical that blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum will ever have much of an impact on the …

Blockchain

Cryptonetworks and why tokens are fundamental

<i>“Cryptonetworks” can help us build a more competitive, innovative, secure and decentralized Internet. “Tokens” (also known as cryptocurrencies or</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Satoshi Nakamoto - Bitcoin Creator

As you might have heard, Satoshi Nakamoto is the anonymous creator of Bitcoin. Satoshi’s name first appeared in the now famous Bitcoin whitepaper in …

Bitcoin

Qarnot unveils a cryptocurrency heater for your home

French startup Qarnot unveiled a new computing heater specifically made for cryptocurrency mining. You’ve read that right, the QC1 is a heater for your home that features a passive computer inside. And this computer is optimized for mining.<p>While most people use laptops, back in the golden days of …

Selling

Traders With Pockets Full of Crypto Quit Wall Street

Whether cryptocurrencies and the technology that powers them will reshape the financial system remains to be seen. What’s not in doubt is their …

Cryptocurrency

How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices

Galina Hale, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Marianna Kudlyak, and Patrick Shultz<p>From Bitcoin’s inception in 2009 through mid-2017, its price remained under …

Cryptocurrency

The Case for Central Bank Electronic Money and the Non-case for Central Bank Cryptocurrencies | St. Louis Fed

<i>Originally posted 2018-02-28</i><p><b>Abstract:</b> We characterize various currencies according to their control structure, focusing on cryptocurrencies such as …

Biggest Crypto Tax Debate Is Not What You Think: Expert Take

In fact, the biggest crypto tax debate still seems to be about 1031.<i>In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry</i> …

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Suspicious event hijacks Amazon traffic for 2 hours, steals cryptocurrency | Ars Technica

Almost 1,300 addresses for Amazon Route 53 rerouted for two hours.<p>Amazon lost control of a small number of its cloud services IP addresses for two …

BGP leaks and cryptocurrencies

Over the few last hours, a dozen news stories have broken about how an attacker attempted (and perhaps managed) to steal cryptocurrencies using a BGP …

How Malta Became a Hub of the Cryptocurrency World

Two of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges plan to make the tiny European nation of Malta a central hub of their operations, and analysts …

Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies

SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have been lobbying federal regulators to protect at least some virtual currencies from being categorized as securities, a designation that would carry significantly more oversight.<p>The venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz helped assemble a …

Cryptocurrency

Chasing fake volume: a crypto-plague

<i>In this piece I will expose why I believe more than $3 billion of all cryptoassets’ volume to be fabricated, and how OKex, #1 exchange rated by</i> …

Ethereum's Compact Merkle Trie (Part I)

Moe Aboulkheir<p>April 4, 2018<p>An exploration of what Clojure can offer the EVM.<p>This is the third post in a series on implementing the Ethereum Virtual …

Not a Month Into Beta, Lightning Applications Continue to Grow

With the advent of the long-anticipated Lightning Network (LN), crypto enthusiasts have more to look forward to than faster, cheaper transactions. …

Bitcoin would be a calamity, not an economy - MIT Technology Review

Earlier this year, Jack Dorsey, cofounder of Twitter and CEO of Square, declared that Bitcoin would become the world’s “single currency” within a …

Cryptocurrency

Upgradeable smart contracts in Ethereum

Imagine a world where a software is maintaining millions of dollars worth of money, but there is an exploit which allows the hacker to take all that …

Gotcha? Savedroid Says ‘Exit Scam’ Stunt is Lesson to Crypto Community

It turns out that Savedroid’s “exit scam” was actually a bizarre publicity stunt. As CCN reported, the German startup — which had raised as much as …

Amazon was just granted a patent for tracking Bitcoin transactions and selling the data to the government

Back in 2014, Amazon filed a patent for a Streaming Data Marketplace which would allow them to gather online data streams, analyze and combine them …

Just About Everyone with Bitcoin is Lying to the IRS

Bitcoin may have peaked in terms of value and public interest in 2017, but the cryptocurrency has been far less popular this tax season. According to …

Get Started with Blockchain Using the new AWS Blockchain Templates | Amazon Web Services

Many of today’s discussions around blockchain technology remind me of the classic Shimmer Floor Wax skit. According to Dan Aykroyd, Shimmer is a …

Tax authorities in Finland matching Bitcoin transactions & bank transfers to collect tax on crypto trading profits

A vast majority of people who have made profits with cryptocurrency trading have not reported the wins to the tax authorities in the previous years. …

The Underappreciated Reason Why Ethereum Does 3x Bitcoin’s Transaction Volume

As early as February 2017, Bitcoin began hitting up against its daily transaction volume limit of around 250,000 transactions per day provided for by …

Munt - Accept multiple cryptocurrencies

Email receipts<p>We will send out email receipts automatically if a payment succeeds or fails.<p>Paid directly<p>As soon as the payment has been confirmed by …

Bitcoin Data Science (Pt. 1): HODL Waves

Bitcoin uses a curious accounting structure called a UTXO — an Unspent Transaction Output. All UTXOs are timestamped by the transaction/block in …

Basecoin (aka the Basis Protocol): the worst idea in cryptocurrency, reborn

<i>See also Bitshares: Don’t walk away – run, Stablecoins are doomed to fail, Stablecoins are doomed to fail, part II, and Stablecoins are doomed to</i> …