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Avoid Evil Twins: every ethereum app pays the price of a chain split

Parity has recently proposed an EIP to recover funds lost on the accidental destruction of their multisig library, numbering on the hundreds of millions of dollars at current value. There are many debates rehashing the same arguments of the DAO…

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Addressing the FCA's Potential Ban on Crypto ETNs

Subject: Response to FCA CP19/22: Restricting the sale to retail clients of investment products that reference cryptoassets Responding [AS PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL] OR [ON BEHALF OF: COMPANY NAME] I [AM] OR [AM NOT] happy for my response to be made…

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Weekends Are For Altcoins When It Comes to Crypto Market Gains

Bitcoin's long been king of the cryptosphere. But alternative coins could be catching up while most investors are taking a breather. The so-called altcoins, which have lagged behind Bitcoin's performance this year, are gaining steam. Ether, the…

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Lightning Labs

CEO and Co-founder Elizabeth is a huge fan of open source, decentralized protocols. She taught at Stanford and Yale where her students studied peer-to-peer technology, privacy, open source software, and memes. She has been an active contributor to…

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Cryptoeconomics.Study Beta Is Live! · Cryptoeconomics.Study

Announcing the all-new Cryptoeconomics.Study online course, complete with animated lectures & challenging coding assignments. Students learn the inner workings of blockchain protocols through doing. Learn how to build and attack consensus systems…

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Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved The World,' Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union's Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country's satellite system, which was looking for any possible nuclear weapons launches by the United States. He was on the overnight…

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Ethereum 2.0 Reddit AMA - EthHub

Q: When, as in period of time, do you think Ethereum will be able to solve scalabily issues? A: In phase 1 (about 2020 by my estimate) we will have shard data. Those shards, even without an EVM, can be used as the data availability layer for…

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Edward Snowden is a 2020 Election Issue

The Trump administration's Department of Justice is suing Edward Snowden over his new book, Permanent Record, in the latest manifestation of official efforts to punish the whistleblower—and others like him—for letting the American…

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Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance · The Journal of Open Engineering

As a class, investigative journalists face a heightened risk of retaliation for their work. Conservative figures from the Committee to Protect Journalists show at least 1,240 journalists killed for their work since 1992; this figure includes only…

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Lack of redundancies on Boeing 737 MAX system baffles some involved in developing the jet

The company typically uses two or even three separate components as fail-safes for crucial tasks to reduce the possibility of a disastrous failure. Its most advanced planes, for instance, have three flight computers that function independently…

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SLP108 Bryan Bishop - Bitcoin Vaults & Custody

Bryan Bishop (Bitcoin developer & consultant) joins me in this episode to talk about his experiences with Bitcoin Custody from working at LedgerX and in other settings. We talk about: Bitcoin Custody & Vaults Shamir's Secret Sharing Bitcoin…

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Google reportedly attains 'quantum supremacy

Google has reportedly built a quantum computer more powerful than the world's top supercomputers. A Google research paper was temporarily posted online this week, Financial Times reported Friday, and said the quantum computer's processor allowed a…

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SEC Publishes Three Reasons Bitwise Says The World Is Ready For A Bitcoin ETF

CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has published a detailed presentation shared by Bitwise, the venture backed-cryptocurrency index and fund provider, arguing why the startup believes the world is ready…

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Yemeni Rebels Warn Iran Plans Another Strike Soon

BEIRUT—Houthi militants in Yemen have warned foreign diplomats that Iran is preparing a follow-up strike to the missile and drone attack that crippled Saudi Arabia's oil industry a week ago, people familiar with the matter said. Leaders of…

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The Grokking Bitcoin translation project on Transifex

This project uses Transifex to localize their content and reach thousands of people. Want to learn how Transifex helps you go global? Read more 0 Project languages Source language: English (United States)…

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Ether is the Best Model for Money the World has Seen: David Hoffman

Hello defiers and happy Friday! David Hoffman, who has produced some of the most insightful content about Ethereum out there, is taking over The Defiant today and publishing his latest column right here. He'll guide you through how Ethereum is…

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Kyrgyzstan Cuts Off Power to 45 Crypto Miners for Overconsumption

Authorities of Kyrgyzstan cut off power to 45 crypto mining firms as they consumed more energy than three local regions combined. Following the power cut, the head of the National Energy Holding Aitmamat Nazarov stated that the cryptocurrency…

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