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Craig Wright’s $100B Theft Claim – BTC and BCH Used His Database Without Permission

</header> <strong>The infamous Craig Wright, the Australian native who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, has published a blog post that explains he owns “the full rights to the Bitcoin registry” and developers do not have the right to change the protocol’s underlying database. Wright’s recent blog post makes it seem like “legal redress” is coming …

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How to Create Custom SLP Tokens With the Bitcoin.com Mint

</header> <strong>On January 17, Bitcoin.com CEO Stefan Rust introduced the company’s new SLP minting application. The <a href=”https://mint.bitcoin.com/”>Bitcoin.com Mint</a> is a noncustodial web wallet that allows users to store bitcoin cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) and Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. In addition to the portfolio capabilities, the Mint gives anyone the ability …

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Is Bitcoin in 2020 Really Like the Early Internet?

It’s a cliche at this point to compare bitcoin to the “early days of the internet,” since they are both examples of emerging technologies. But does the cliche actually hold true? If we work with a vague definition of the World Wide Web going live in 1991, then within the first decade that ecosystem grew …

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Japan Hosting World Conference to Discuss Decentralized Financial Governance

</header> <strong>Following the consensus reached at the G20 leaders’ summit on the importance of discussing better governance for the decentralized financial ecosystem, Japan’s top financial regulator is hosting a global blockchain conference to discuss the subject. The regulator is welcoming stakeholders from around the world to participate, including other regulators, open-source software developers, university researchers, …

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Jack Dorsey Announces New Twitter Team: Square Crypto, but for Social Media

The new team would follow a model similar to Square Crypto, a bitcoin-focused entity separate from Dorsey’s fintech unicorn Square. Likewise, the new Twitter entity would focus on open standards for decentralized processes across social platforms, rather than proprietary structures. Although Dorsey didn’t directly associate the disparate efforts, he hinted that the “fundamentals” of blockchain …

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The Librem 5 has been “shipping” for a month—but not to backers

Enlarge / Frustrations mount with Librem 5 backers, as pictures and videos arrive—but the actual phones remain elusive. Purism Purism announced that shipping of its Librem 5 open source smartphone began in late September. Two months later, nobody outside the company has a Librem 5, and people are getting restless. The Librem 5 is a crowdfunded project—and …

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Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain Goes Open Source

Huobi Chain, the regulator-facing public blockchain of exchange Huobi Group, is now open source and publicly available to all developers on GitHub, the firm said Tuesday. Nervos, a blockchain development startup, is providing part of the technical infrastructure for the project. The firms are developing pluggable components for the network that could enable regulators to …

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Vodafone tests open cellular radio tech that could lower phone rates

Sponsored Links Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could benefit your bank account. Vodafone has started the first European tests (specifically, the UK) for OpenRAN, an …

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Bitcoin Cash-Powered File Storage Concept Sparks Interest and Debate

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) proponents were introduced to a new project called the Cashweb protocol on Friday. The blockchain file sharing scheme allows people to store and load arbitrary data to the <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> chain. While the new protocol still has “a long way …

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How the Blockchain Stops Cheaters: Cryptocurrency and Provably Fair Gaming

</header> <strong>Online casinos and betting sites have proliferated since the first of their kind came on the scene in 1994. Thanks to the convenience of playing from home, the allure of winning real money, and a degree of privacy, these popular sites continue to evolve. There have been major problems, though, regarding perceived fairness and …

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