Monthly Archives: April 2020

Co-inventor of Blockchain on Why He Is Not Satoshi Nakamoto

Co-inventor of blockchain discusses the meaning behind the name “Satoshi Nakamotoâ€� and why it isn’t him. Blockchain co-inventor, Scott Stornetta talks about the origins of the name “Satoshi Nakamoto” and why he isn’t him. The original Bitcoin (BTC) whitepaper references eight works. One of them is a general book on probability, the rest are foundational to the cryptocurrency space. Three of those works were co-authored by Stornetta. In a 1991 paper, “How to time-stamp a digital document”, Stornetta and his longtime partner Stuart Haber proposed a decentralized […]

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Bank Of China Expands Tests of New Fintech Regulation to Six More Cities

Bank of China continues to strengthen fintech regulation, expanding pilot projects in six more cities and districts. Bank of China launched its first fintech innovation regulatory pilot project in Beijing last year. The bank announced plans to expand its regulatory pilot projects in six more cities and districts on April 27. The bank plans to conduct pilot projects in Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Hebei Xiong’an New District, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Ultimately, it aims to improve the financial services in general for the real economy. The bank believes fintech […]

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The Government of Bogota Launches Free Online Blockchain Courses

“Bogota Aprende TICâ€� program aims to spread the word among regular citizens of the potential of blockchain. On April 27, the capital of Colombia launched a series of free online courses that cover a broad spectrum of content on new technologies, including blockchain. Sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá, the “Bogotá Aprende TIC” program looks forward to strengthening innovation and developing a path to the future of new technologies in the city. The contents cover topics like cloud computing, immersive experience, big data, artificial intelligence, event-driven […]

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Craig Wright Claims Satoshi Nakamoto ‘Never Used Bitcointalk’ to Communicate

The mysterious Craig Wright, the man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, was recently ordered to produce 11,000 documents and answers after Judge Beth Bloom overruled the defendant’s recent objections. However, the coronavirus outbreak has given Wright some leeway, as the Florida court system is slow and not up to par right now. Moreover, Wright’s ostensible Satoshi story has a new twist, as he claims that Satoshi Nakamoto never used the forum Bitcointalk.org to communicate. Craig Wright Says Satoshi Nakamoto Never Used the Forum Bitcointalk Craig Wright […]

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Alpha-Testing Blox and the Qudo Proof-of-Gameplay Crypto Reward System

Cointelegraph alpha-tests Blox, a cryptocurrency-themed tower defense game demonstrating the upcoming Qudo proof-of-gameplay rewards system from Blockbastards. The integration of blockchain technology into games is one of the seismic industry shifts of recent times, with some believing that gaming is the key to mass adoption of cryptocurrency. The soon-to-be-released Qudo platform from Portugal’s Blockbastards, promises to allow developers to integrate crypto rewards into any Unity-based game without any previous blockchain experience. But what is the experience like for the gamer? We signed up to alpha-test Blox, the […]

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South Korean Police Trace 40 People Behind Crypto Payments In Child Porn Ring

Almost 40 people involved in the “Nth Roomâ€� case were identified by South Korean authorities. South Korean authorities have managed to trace the digital fingerprints of at least 40 people suspected of having paid with cryptocurrencies to access videos of rape and sexual exploitation of minors in the context of the “Nth Room” case. According to a report published on April 27 by local news agency Yonhap News, a raid on 20 of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea yielded information that the police have used […]

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Antonopoulos: Chainalysis Is Helping World’s Worst Dictators & Regimes

Andreas Antonopoulos believes that companies like Chainalysis violate the civil rights of millions of individuals. In an interview from April 25, Andreas Antonopoulos compared working at Chainalysis to working for a weapons manufacturer or a company that builds cages for concentration camps. Andreas Antonopoulos, perhaps, the best known Bitcoin (BTC) educator, had very harsh words for companies like Chainalysis that help to deanonymize Bitcoin transactions: “Companies like Chainalysis and others are basically in an arms race against privacy. And what they’re doing is they’re providing the world’s […]

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Bitcoin: Not a Safe Haven, but Maybe Something More

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed Bitcoin’s most important value, and it’s not the price — but its decentralized nature. Born within a financial meltdown and crisis, Bitcoin (BTC) has found itself again in the role of a proto-savior for the current failings of fiat and national currencies. Those failings namely being that national fiat currencies continue to be printed at a whim when political leaders are caught in a catch-22 between mass poverty and mass currency inflation — with any result likely being a compromised and unsatisfying […]

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Why You Should Follow Cointelegraph’s Coverage of Virtual Blockchain Week

A collectible Cointelegraph NFT is just one tiny reason. Cointelegraph is co-presenting and covering Virtual Blockchain Week, a series of talks from blockchain luminaries over the next five days. Speakers include well-known figures in the industry such as Changpeng Zhao, Caitlin Long and Anthony Pompliano alongside opinion-makers like Brittany Kaiser, Alyze Sam and Charlie Shrem. Cointelegraph journalist Rachel Wolfson is speaking on Wednesday about what it’s like covering the blockchain industry. Every day this week Cointelegraph.com will be filled with articles about sessions at Virtual Blockchain Week. […]

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The Incognito Project Will Give Ethereum DeFi Monero-Like Privacy

The Incognito privacy project is an interoperable chain that will let you privately use DeFi platforms without ever touching Ethereum itself. Incognito is a new privacy and interoperability project that seeks to anonymize the tokens of every other blockchain. As part of that goal, it is launching private versions of leading Ethereum (ETH) decentralized finance platforms. Announced on April 24, the pKyber initiative is the first part of Incognito’s initiative to make DeFi private. First theorized in October, pKyber began full-scale testing on April 24. The team […]

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