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Hackers Have Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi’s Entire Stash

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Ever since cryptocurrencies started gaining value, hackers have targeted exchanges that provide digital asset trading and malicious entities have siphoned billions of dollars worth of bitcoin since 2011. So far, over 1 million of the world’s <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> has been stolen from exchanges and traders continue to leave …

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Researchers Find Hundreds of Ethereum Wallets at Risk Due to Weak Key Pairs

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On April 23, the security consulting firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) published a document concerning a number of unsound public and private key pairs tied to the Ethereum blockchain. The probability of chance needed to crack 256-bit encryption would take years for hackers to access random private keys. However, ISE recently queried …

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Broken Phone? Don’t Sweat It — Restore a Bitcoin Wallet in Minutes

<strong>With bitcoin ownership, it’s very important to back up your mnemonic seed phrase in order to restore your funds in case of an emergency. For instance, a device holding a wallet can be broken, get lost or stolen and the backup is the only way to retrieve the funds after these mishaps. The following is …

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8 Useful Browser Extensions for Cryptocurrency Users

<strong>Extensions, also known as plugins, provide a one-click way to customize your web browser. From filtering out offensive words to blocking unwanted ads, there’s a browser extension for that. Cryptocurrency users have a particular need for plugins to enhance their privacy, perform crypto payments in-browser, and check market prices. Whether you use Chrome, Brave, Firefox, …

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Wirex Introduces Global Crypto Accounts for Businesses

<strong>With the beta launch of crypto and fiat-enabled business accounts, crypto payments platform Wirex has taken a major step toward mainstream business acceptance. Using a cryptocurrency business account will eliminate the need to convert to fiat unnecessarily during inter-company fund transfers, validate crypto businesses in the wider marketplace, and offer some of the benefits traditional …

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Coinbase Reveals Its Procedure for Handling Contentious Forks

<strong>On Feb. 20, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase gave the public an inside look at how the company deals with contentious forks. Coinbase engineer Breck Stodghill specifically discussed how the trading platform dealt with the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) split on November 15, 2018.</strong> Also read: ‘Bitcoin Killer’ Onecoin Is Ashes But Investigations Continue to …

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Drivechain Creator’s Latest Paper Sparks Debate Over Bitcoin’s Future Security

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Drivechain developer Paul Sztorc has the cryptocurrency community riled up over his latest blog “Security Budget in the Long Run.” The essay discusses the economics of BTC network fees over a long period of time and suggests rather than giving up the fees to competition, a dominant protocol should collect fees “from …

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Proposal to Increase Bitcoin’s 21 Million Supply Sparks Debate

<strong>21 is a number that holds deep symbology to bitcoiners. In addition to denoting the total number of bitcoins, in millions, that will ever be issued, it’s inspired scores of cryptocurrency business names, websites, and merchandise designs. Despite its assumed inviolability, some members of the community are opposed to Bitcoin’s rigidly set 21 million supply. …

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