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Three Men Are Charged in $722 Million Cryptocurrency Fraud

Three men were charged with helping run a $722 million cryptocurrency fraud that amounted to a “high-tech Ponzi scheme,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito in New Jersey said in a statement. Prosecutors said that, from 2014 until this…

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Cryptocurrency Is Most Useful for Breaking Laws and Social Constructs

This post is part of CoinDesk's 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Jill Carson is co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, a non-profit research organization working to…

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Inside Kraken Security Labs: Flaw Found in Keepkey Crypto Hardware Wallet | Kraken Blog

Kraken Security Labs has found a way to extract seeds from a KeepKey cryptocurrency hardware wallet. All that is required is physical access to the wallet for about 15 minutes. This attack relies on voltage glitching to extract your encrypted seed…

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Bitcoin Mining and Electricity Price: A New Paradigm

As we come to the end of 2019, it's clear that energy has become one of the most important aspects of bitcoin mining profitability. We see this especially in the evolving conversation about the relationship between hardware efficiency and return on…

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Mark Cuban Says 'No Chance' For Bitcoin To Become A Reliable Currency

[Ed note: Investing in cryptocoins or tokens is highly speculative and the market is largely unregulated. Anyone considering it should be prepared to lose their entire investment.] Bitcoin (BTC) has faced its fair share of criticism in the eleven…

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Greta Thunberg Is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg has succeeded in turning vague anxieties about the planet into a worldwide movement calling for global change…

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Filecoin Testnet Mining

Becoming a Filecoin miner is an opportunity for community members to help store and preserve access to humanity's most important information. By providing network security and infrastructure, Filecon miners help build a more open, resilient, and…

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This Alleged Bitcoin Scam Looked a Lot Like a Pyramid Scheme

The world of cryptocurrency has no shortage of imaginary investment products. Fake coins. Fake blockchain services. Fake cryptocurrency exchanges. Now five men behind a company called BitClub Network are accused of a $722 million scam that…

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Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech

After a decade or so of the general sentiment being in favor of the internet and social media as a way to enable more speech and improve the marketplace of ideas, in the last few years the view has shifted dramatically—now it seems that…

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Coinist Podcast: Insights from Top Crypto Investors, Analysts, &

Coinist Podcast: Insights from Top Crypto Investors, Analysts, & Exchanges Bitcoin has been the best performing asset class for 5 years, 3 years, and this year. The Coinist Podcast, hosted by Luke Martin, gives you direct access to discussions with…

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Yeonmi Park on Why Doing Business With North Korea Is Like Buying a Ticket to a Concentration Camp

In light of the questions around whether or not Virgil Griffith's talk at a blockchain conference in Pyongyang could have helped everyday North Koreans, Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector, human rights activist, board member of the Human Rights…

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Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #76

This week's newsletter announces a new maintenance release of LND, summarizes a discussion about watchtowers for eltoo payment channels, and describes several notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects. Help test LND 0.8.2-beta RC2:…

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SLP132 Christian Moss (Mandelduck) - Bitcoin Lightning gaming with Zebedee

Christian joins me in this episode to talk about his experiences building on lightning network, and his venture along Andre Neves and Simon Cowell with Zebedee, lightning powered games. We talk: How Chris got into Bitcoin app development Does…

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Excessive Attention-Seeking and Drama Addiction

1. Stockley, P. and J. Bro-Jorgensen, Female competition and its evolutionary consequences in mammals. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc, 2011. 86(2): p. 341-66. 2. Angstman, K.B. and N.H. Rasmussen, Personality disorders: review and clinical application in…

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Bitcoin by Ross: Read This First

After my arrest on October 1st 2013, the price of a bitcoin shot up to over $1,000 from just over $100. After that, it entered its longest bear market up to that point. It dropped ~86% down to ~$175 in a little over a year. I wasn't paying much…

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Earn a 6% Return Staking XTZ, Available on Kraken December 13! | Kraken Blog

Kraken is proud to announce the launch of our new, best-in-class staking service. Starting Friday, December 13, you can leverage Proof of Stake (POS) holdings to safeguard crypto networks and obtain financial rewards. Key Advantages to Staking with…

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