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eth2 quick update

Although the internet has been more quiet than usual, we've been super busy hacking away on eth2! Between Devcon5 and keeping our heads down to work, it seems we've left the community in the dark on a couple of items. Here's a quick update to fill…

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Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #69

This week's newsletter requests testing of the C-Lightning and Bitcoin Core release candidates, invites participation in structured review of the taproot proposal, highlights updates to two Bitcoin wallets, and describes a few notable changes to…

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How Do You Like We Now

Well obviously there will be a Harvard Business School case study about WeWork, but what will it say? What is the lesson? It's a good lesson, right? A lot of kids starting at Harvard Business School next fall will be hanging up posters of Adam…

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'I Think of Us As the Anti-Unicorn Unicorn': Brian Armstrong Confirms Coinbase Is Profitable

“I won't deny that I have been in coffee shops,” Brian Armstrong said onstage at Vanity Fair's New Establishment summit, responding to a question about the early-days deals he struck at various cafes. In conversation with William D.

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In Venezuela, I Used Bitcoin to Pay for the Birth of My Son

CARACAS — On September 30 my first son, Adrián, was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Thanks to my hard work and my savings in Bitcoin I managed to pay, in one day, all of the medical costs for the birth of my child. In the midst of the…

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Tracking the PlusToken Whale: Attempted Bitcoin Laundering and Its Impact on Wasabi Wallet

Recently, I found some odd whale behavior merging hundreds of Wasabi mix outputs. Following the whale's trail led to thousands of BTC reportedly controlled by the massive scam, PlusToken. If you were going to launder thousands of BTC, this is not…

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Contracts with Bearer

'Digital bearer certificate' is a broad term developed by this author incorporating at least two emerging technologies: digital cash and distributed capabilities (secure distributed object references). I will first describe the Chaumian protocol…

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Fire before Growth: The Likely Fate of Ethereum Killers

In the coming quarters, a high density of “Ethereum Killers” (EKs) plan to launch their mainnets, and in so doing, release their assets to the public crypto markets. The transition of price discovery from the private to public markets…

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Stocks Surge As Fed Panics - Dramatically Increases Liquidity Provision Through Brexit Deadline

Many wondered what the driver of the late-day panic-buying across the US equity market was today. The answer is simple - The Fed... again. In a statement issued at 1515ET, The New York Fed confirmed it would dramatically increase both its overnight…

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Scrit: The Vision For a Federated Chaumian Digital Cash • Opaque Link

Two things are fundamental in the 21st century, as they have been before: communication and commerce. Today, they are more intertwined than ever. We do most of our commerce on the internet or by using our smartphones. Physical cash is on the way…

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Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor

Physicists have been talking about the power of quantum computing for over 30 years, but the questions have always been: will it ever do something useful and is it worth investing in? For such large-scale endeavors it is good engineering practice…

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Program - Advances in Financial Technologies

9:10: Session 1. Chair: Arthur Gervais Paralysis Proofs: Secure Dynamic Access Structures for Cryptocurrency Custody and More. Fan Zhang (Cornell), Philip Daian (Cornell), Iddo Bentov (Cornell University), Ian Miers (Cornell University), Ari Juels…

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Ethereum 2.0 Dev Says 'Will Attempt Cross Client Testnet this Week'

Ethereum 2.0 developers plan to begin the process of launching a testnet this week, Trustnodes is told. “We're ready,” Preston Van Loon of Prysmatic Labs said referring to just his client, further adding: “I just pinged other…

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Stacks Tokens Available This Week on Binance, Hashkey Pro - Blockstack

San Francisco, Blockstack Summit — After the successful completion of our SEC-qualified offering, we're now excited to announce the first international (non-US) listings for the Stacks token. Blockstack PBC has partnered with Binance and…

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Trump Administration Popped 2017 Bitcoin Bubble, Ex-CFTC Chair Says

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration acted to deflate the bitcoin bubble of 2017 by allowing the introduction of futures products, a former official said Monday. Christopher Giancarlo, who left the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading…

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ERC-1404, one year later

A little over a year ago, TokenSoft and other blockchain developers released ERC-1404, a simple restricted token standard, with one mission in mind: reach consensus on the functionality of tokens representing assets like securities. Reflecting on…

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How to Assess the Risk of Lending to a Protocol

Reminder: if you're not a paid subscriber this is your second last Tactic on the program! Free trial stops next week. 😲 Don't miss out. Subscribe now & get 20% off forever! My number #1 advice if you're planning to lend your crypto: don't…

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Mariano Conti | Living on Defi: How I Survive Argentina's 50% Inflation

· · 0 views · Living in Argentina but getting paid in Dai, Mariano can access financial systems that are usually not available to us. He wants to show how Ethereum's DeFi movement has been working fine for the last 2 years, by…

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Blockstream CEO says Bitcoin sidechains will kill altcoins

The development of sidechains could transform Bitcoin into an all-useful blockchain protocol and make many altcoins redundant, according to sidechain pioneer and Blockstream CEO Adam Back. Speaking on a panel at Transylvania Crypto Conference…

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Comcast Is Lobbying Against Encryption That Could Prevent it From Learning Your Browsing History

Internet giant Comcast is lobbying U.S. lawmakers against plans to encrypt web traffic that would make it harder for internet service providers (ISPs) to determine your browsing history, according to a lobbying presentation obtained by Motherboard.

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