Monthly Archives: December 2019

Video: Justin S. Wales on How the First Amendment Protects Bitcoin

In a tweet he posted on November 25, 2019, Carlton Fields Senior Counsel Justin S. Wales announced the publication of a unique research paper which linked bitcoin transactions with free speech and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The paper, which was co-authored with veteran First Amendment lawyer Richard J. Ovelmen, is part of Volume 74 of University of Miami Law Review. It’s called “Bitcoin is Speech: Notes Toward Developing the Conceptual Contours of Its Protection Under the First Amendment.” “I wrote this article alongside my […]

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AirSwap Offers Up to $20,000 For Its Bug Bounty

Decentralized exchange protocol AirSwap announced that it is running a bug bounty program with rewards up to $20,000 in DAI. Ethereum (ETH) decentralized exchange protocol AirSwap announced that it is running a  bug bounty program with rewards up to 20,000 DAI (worth $20,000). It begins now and continues indefinitely. On Dec. 4, the AirSwap team said that the value of the bug bounty rewards will depend on the severity of the bug found, according to the OWASP risk rating methodology and as judged by the AirSwap team. […]

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Bitfinex Allows Lightning Network Shopping on Bitrefill with Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and crypto store Bitrefill have partnered to allow the trading platform’s clients to shop with Bitcoin over Lightning Network. Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and crypto store Bitrefill partnered to allow the trading platform’s clients to shop with Bitcoin (BTC) over the Lightning Network. According to a press release published on Dec. 4, Bitfinex users can instantly pay for a variety of services with Bitcoin that they hold on the exchange as of today. A Lightning B2B settlement system Per the press release, the companies attribute […]

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The Fed’s Money Creation System Is Fueling One of the Biggest Heists in History

Since mid-September, the Federal Reserve has injected three trillion U.S. dollars into the hands of private banks and Wall Street. Despite the fact that massive amounts of money was created out of thin air, the central bank still believes repurchase agreements (repos) are needed to tame the turbulent economy. Nearly every day the Federal Reserve Bank of New York gives primary lenders billions of dollars. Like clockwork on Tuesday, December 3, the entity introduced another $95.56 billion to private institutions. Also read: Despite St. Louis Branch Warnings, […]

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Dash Decides to Update Dash Explorer to Improved Insight API

A marketing manager at decentralized payment solution Dash announced that the Dash Explorer will be updated to Insight on January 7th, 2020. Michael Seitz, marketing manager at decentralized payment solution Dash, announced that the Dash Explorer will be updated to Insight on January 7th, 2020. In a Dec. 4 blog post, Seitz explained that Dash has made the internal decision to update the current explorer.dash.org, which is based on the Abe application programming interface (API). the old API is reportedly “outdated and has limited functionality in comparison […]

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Former Morgan Stanley Developers Launch Crypto Derivatives Exchange

Eight former core developers from Morgan Stanley announced the launch of the Singapore-based Phemex, a new cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform. Eight former core developers from financial services company Morgan Stanley have launched Phemex, a new cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, in Singapore. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 4, the former Morgan Stanley developers claim the platform is ten times faster than traditional crypto trading platforms, while offering 100x leverage to both retail and institutional investors in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) perpetual […]

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Price Analysis 04/12: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, TRX

Bitcoin price is leading from the front and is showing signs that a bottom has been reached. On Dec. 2, open interest on Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures reached a new all-time high. This came just a few days after the daily Bitcoin futures trading volume had hit a lifetime high. These back to back trading volume records show an increasing interest from institutional investors but the majority of the crypto community is still wondering why Bitcon’s spot price is not steadily increasing.  Bakkt’s launch of Bitcoin options contracts […]

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Cointelegraph Announces Chinese HQ, Bolstering Its International Expansion

Cointelegraph is delighted to announce the launch of Cointelegraph China, headquartered in Guangzhou. To support our international expansion and global reach, Cointelegraph is delighted to announce the launch of the Chinese-language version of the publication. Today, Dec. 4, we celebrated the opening of the office of Cointelegraph China (Cointelegraph 中文). The news — which marks another milestone moment in Cointelegraph’s growth — was announced at the Nova Global Blockchain Investment Institutions Summit hosted by the investment ecosystem alliance, Nova Club. Nova Club was formed by top blockchain […]

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China’s CBDC Showcases Interoperability As Centralization’s Weakness

Centralized chokepoints and blacklists, will China’s currency be interoperable with decentralized tokens? The Asian continent and particularly China have been making news and inducing bull runs in the cryptocurrency world these past few months, starting with President Xi Jinping’s comments and progressing to crackdowns.  The main question driving the conversation is the Chinese government’s sudden advocacy for blockchain systems and a specific interest in being the first major international power to create a national cryptocurrency, and state-sponsored blockchain solutions.  Centralized powers contradict the decentralization movement While the […]

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The Many Facts Pointing to Shinichi Being Satoshi

A lesser known, yet uniquely compelling candidate for the real Satoshi Nakamoto is Japanese mathematician and number theorist Shinichi Mochizuki. With a long history of mathematical innovation, and purportedly proving conjectures thought to be near impossible to verify, he seems to almost come from an alien world. Mochizuki further painstakingly avoids the spotlight. Some, like American computer scientist and co-inventor of hypertext, Ted Nelson, go so far as to call him Satoshi. Also Read: “I Designed Bitcoi… Gold” – The Many Facts Pointing to Nick Being Satoshi […]

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