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Vivid History: 'How Money Got Free' Is the Untold Story of Bitcoin

Vivid History: 'How Money Got Free' Is the Untold Story of Bitcoin

An early bitcoin developer and entrepreneur, Alex Waters served as COO and CIO for bitcoin exchange startup BitInstant. Later going on to start several bitcoin ventures, he was also at… Read more »

Untangling Bitcoin: Why Russell Yanofsky Is Taking Apart Crypto's Oldest Code

Untangling Bitcoin: Why Russell Yanofsky Is Taking Apart Crypto's Oldest Code

Developers often use words like “monolithic,” “blob” and “tangled” to describe the code underpinning bitcoin. These words paint a picture of how difficult the code can be to comprehend and,… Read more »

Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism

Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism

Dr Paul Ennis is a research assistant at the Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation at University College Dublin, specializing in bitcoin and blockchain studies. In this opinion piece, Ennis… Read more »

Better in Byzantium? Ethereum Takes Baby Steps Toward a Privacy Boost

Better in Byzantium? Ethereum Takes Baby Steps Toward a Privacy Boost

Ethereum users may soon be getting a much-needed privacy boost. Long a shortcoming for all public blockchain networks, the world’s second-largest blockchain is nonetheless aiming for big improvements in its upcoming… Read more »

Money Manager Josh Brown: 'ICOs Are Where The Frauds Will Take Place'

Money Manager Josh Brown: 'ICOs Are Where The Frauds Will Take Place'

Josh Brown, the money manager and bitcoin bear-turned-bull, had some harsh words for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a new blog post: in his words, the funding model is “where… Read more »

EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding

EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding

As many as four blockchain-related amendments, funding various initiatives, could find their way into the European Union’s 2018 budget. Public documents published yesterday reveal a proposal to use blockchain as… Read more »

Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing

Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing

The planned roll-out date for ethereum’s “Byzantium” network upgrade is being postponed by just over a week. The hard fork for Byzantium – the first leg in ethereum’s Metropolis update… Read more »

Investor Doug Casey: Bitcoin May Be Money, But It Still Might Fail

Investor Doug Casey: Bitcoin May Be Money, But It Still Might Fail

Investor and anarcho-capitalist Doug Casey recently argued that bitcoin qualifies as money – even he’s not sure it’ll last in the long term. In an interview published yesterday, the Casey… Read more »

CFTC Sues New York Man Over Alleged $600k Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

CFTC Sues New York Man Over Alleged $600k Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a lawsuit against a New York-based man and his company for allegedly running a bitcoin-based Ponzi scheme. Nicholas Gelfman and his… Read more »

Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower

Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower

The litecoin-U.S. dollar (LTC/USD) exchange rate is again trading below $50, just three weeks after setting a new all-time high just below $100. While the sell-off is in line with… Read more »

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