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Bitcoin is Not Too Slow

In Peter Thiel's Zero to One, he outlines the impact new technology has on building a non-zero sum future. While the book is focused on individuals and companies, bitcoin as a monetary system is the ultimate zero to one technology leap. For…

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Bitcoin Is the New Birkin Bag

In 2012, a single Bitcoin was worth less than $10. On New Year's Day 2018, it was worth $13,000. When its value dipped below $8,000 soon after, some suggested that the cryptocurrency movement was a temporary fad: like all trends, it was meeting its…

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The global gag on free speech is tightening

ON JUNE 22ND there was an alleged coup attempt in Ethiopia. The army chief of staff was murdered, as was the president of Amhara, one of the country's nine regions. Ordinary Ethiopians were desperate to find out what was going on. And then the…

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As a protocol, Zcash is governed by the Zcash Improvement Proposal process. The ZIP process provides an open venue and structure for collectively evaluating changes to Zcash. Anyone can submit a draft ZIP. Draft ZIPs are debated by the community at…

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SLP101 Rodolfo Novak - Coldcard by Coinkite

Rodolfo Novak (CEO CoinKite) rejoins me in this episode to talk about the Coldcard from Coinkite. We talk about: Why he made the Coldcard Basic features of the Coldcard Bitcoiner support for the Coldcard Multi signature with Coldcard Wallet…

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Deconstructing Google's excuses on tracking protection

Blocking cookies is bad for privacy. That's the new disingenuous argument from Google, trying to justify why Chrome is so far behind Safari and Firefox in offering privacy protections. As researchers who have spent over a decade studying web…

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Another ex-JP Morgan precious metals trader pleads guilty to 'spoofing,' is cooperating with Feds

Another former J.P. Morgan precious metals trader pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal charges of manipulating the precious metals markets for nine years marking the latest in the Justice Department's crackdown in the commodities markets. Christian…

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Bitcoin Is The New Gold: Trade War

Bitcoin is the new gold. This is a hated idea if you are a platinum group metal (PGM) stacker who has been stashing their metals for years awaiting the righteous comeuppance. So now at hand it appears up comes a crazy invention to spoil the show.

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Why Bitcoin Matters for Freedom

In the border city of Cúcuta, Venezuelan refugees stream into Colombia, searching for food to feed their families. Years of high inflation, projected to top 1 million percent, has turned bolivares into scrap paper. More than 3 million…

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Video: Carl Dong on Guix and Bitcoin Development

Chaincode Labs engineer Carl Dong is one of the most prolific and promising Bitcoin developers today. In the beginning of his career, he made significant contributions to the 21dotco protocol (which turned into Subsequently, he joined…

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Blockchain, a cryptocurrency wallet and trading platform, has partnered with cryptocurrency payments processor, BitPay. According to a blog post by Blockchain, the firm has integrated BitPay into the Blockchain Wallet so users 'can pay for products…

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Bitcoin: The end of an Era

Not many are able to think long term and realize this, but the cryptocurrency markets have already topped. With summer ending soon, the next 50% price cut might be only a few weeks away. Good news! I was (finally) able to verify and unfreeze an…

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Ethereum's Monetary Policy - EthHub

 Ethereum's Monetary Policy is defined by the rewards that are paid out by the protocol at any given time. At time of writing, Ethereum's yearly network inflation is approximately 6.7% with 3 Ether per block and an additional 2.5 Ether per…

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Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump asserted on Saturday that he has the authority to make good on his threat to force all American businesses to leave China, citing a national security law that has been used mainly to target terrorists, drug…

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Carney Urges Libra-Like Reserve Currency to End Dollar Dominance

Mark Carney laid out a radical proposal for an overhaul of the global financial system that would eventually replace the dollar as a reserve currency with a Libra-like virtual one. Just a few months before he steps down as Bank of England governor…

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Former Helpdesk Bitcoin Propagandist WhalePanda Invests in Ethereum Token

One of the most vocal “critic” of ethereum and ethereum based tokens has invested in an ethereum token (ERC20). Stefan Jespers, known as WhalePanda, has invested close to $300,000 in a start-up that has applied to publicly sell an…

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Mark Carney: dollar is too dominant and could be replaced by digital currency | Bank of England

The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has challenged the dollar's position as the world's reserve currency, arguing that it could be replaced by a global digital alternative to end a savings glut that resulted in 10 years of low inflation and…

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