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Coinbase shuts down the Coinbase Bundle product

The Coinbase Bundle product has been deprecated, per an FAQ on the cryptocurrency exchange's site. All cryptocurrency balances that users obtained via Bundle purchases have been placed into the respective asset wallet in the Coinbase user's…

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ZeroWallet: A ZKP based Wallet Authentication Mechanism

ZeroWallet is a protocol that uses Zero-Knowledge Proofs to secure private keys with low-entropy passwords. It provides the convenience of brain wallets with a security guarantee comparable to third party multi-sig setups. To understand why…

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Phase 0 Eth2 Validator Client (VC) - HackMD

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Saifedean Ammous on Understanding Bitcoin Economics

The file will open in a new window. Click down arrow to download the file. Interview Date: Monday 15th, July When landing in the world of Bitcoin there are many concepts down the rabbit hole to get lost in, from technology to economics there is a…

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A Close Look at Libra's Source Code

The Libra project has had no shortage of deep analyses, long and short-term theories, tweets, and all sorts of other media coverage. Despite the buzz, many of these analyses focus on either the greater vision behind the project when compared to…

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CFTC to investigate crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX - Report

US regulator, the CFTC, is probing whether BitMEX, a major crypto exchange, broke rules by allowing Americans to trade on its platform BitMEX was forced to close its platform to North Americans in 2018 The exchange recently came under attack from…

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Labor fight roils Bernie Sanders campaign, as workers demand the $15 hourly pay the candidate has proposed for employees nationwide

Sanders has made standing up for workers a central theme of his presidential campaigns — this year marching with McDonald's employees seeking higher wages, pressing Walmart shareholders to pay workers more and showing solidarity with…

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The Journey to Ethereum Privacy: Is a private transaction worth $9?

Several Ethereum privacy projects have launched in recent months, both from startups and corporate research arms. This is a critical step towards real-world usage of public blockchains for financial applications Current projects have made…

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Letting a Million Channels Bloom - Blockstream Engineering Blog - Medium

The Lightning Network is growing exponentially, currently at over 35,000 channels and counting. Existing implementations of the Lightning protocol are, by and large, handling this growth well. However, the burden on hardware is increasing, and if…

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Post-mortem: 0x v2.0 Exchange Vulnerability

On July 12, we were made aware of a potential exploit in the 0x v2.0 Exchange contract by samczsun, a third-party security researcher. The vulnerability would allow an attacker to fill certain orders with invalid signatures. After verifying the…

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For $15K, He'll Fake Your Exchange Volume - You'll Get on CoinMarketCap

Gotbit inflates trading volumes on obscure cryptocurrency exchanges for a fee and has about 30 token projects as clients. The firm programs bots to trade tokens back and forth with each other, creating the illusion of active markets so the assets…

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Safe Deposit Boxes Aren't Safe

In the early 1980s, when Philip Poniz moved to New Jersey from Colorado, he needed a well-protected place to stash his collection of rare watches. He had been gathering unusual pieces since he was a teenager in 1960s Poland, fascinated by their…

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U.S. Regulator Probing Crypto Exchange BitMEX Over Client Trades

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating crypto exchange BitMEX, according to people familiar with the matter, a platform that's become wildly popular in Asia for letting people make big bets with little money down. The…

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El Chapo' Drug Kingpin Is Sentenced To Life Plus 30 Years In A U.S. Prison

A federal judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., has sentenced Joaquin Guzman, a.k.a. 'El Chapo,' to a prison term of life in prison plus 30 years for his role in leading the Sinaloa drug cartel. A life sentence was mandatory; U.S. prosecutors had asked that…

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Court Declares Bitcoin Legal in China as a 'Virtual Property'

China is not a bitcoin-friendly country as it has taken a slew of measures to kill the flagship cryptocurrency, which include imposing a blanket ban on all initial coin offerings (ICO) and shuttering crypto exchanges. But the latest order by…

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Paradigm Shifts

One of my investment principles is: Identify the paradigm you're in, examine if and how it is unsustainable, and visualize how the paradigm shift will transpire when that which is unsustainable stops. Over my roughly 50 years of being a global…

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Trader builds $5 billion position after realizing he wasn't using test program; brokerage says he can't keep his profit

Martin Leissl | Bloomberg | Getty Images He thought he was practicing — but the trades and the millions of dollars of windfall were real. Harouna Traore, who was taking a class in Paris to become a day trader, used a demonstration version of…

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