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France and Germany agree to block Facebook's Libra

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany have agreed to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, the French finance ministry said on Friday. In a joint statement, the two governments affirmed that 'no private entity can claim monetary power, which is…

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Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom

China Telecom, the large international communications carrier with close ties to the Chinese government, misdirected big chunks of Internet traffic through a roundabout path that threatened the security and integrity of data passing between various…

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Bull Bitcoin Joins Blockstream's Liquid Exchange Network

Liquid, a second layer tech for bitcoin created by Blockstream, just onboarded another crypto partner. The sidechain for faster BTC payments now has around 30 members, including Bitfinex, BITMex, OKCoin, and other exchanges, with the total of…

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Mapping the crypto community using mathematics

Lists of the most influential people in crypto. Generated algorithmically. No human editors involved.

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The Political Theology of Crypto

“All significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts.” Crypto is a religion insofar that statism is also a religion. Both rely on a belief and faith of their respective systems to actualize…

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Timeline of SIM Card Registration Laws

IMAGE SOURCE: 'My Phone Bought This' by oliver t is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Mandatory SIM card registration laws require people to provide personal information, including a valid ID or even their biometrics, as a condition for purchasing or…

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Bitcoin Math & Value - w/ Plan B - The Investor's Podcast Network

On today's show, we talk to Bitcoin expert, Plan B. Plan B has become a rising star in the Bitcoin community due to his statistical work he has performed on the stock to flow analysis of Bitcoin. How to value Bitcoin based on the stock to flow…

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Oil Prices Jump 19% After Attack Cuts Saudi Arabian Supplies

Crude prices surged more than 19% after a drone strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility removed about 5% of global supplies. Brent prices jumped as much as $11.73 to $71.95 a barrel in early trading in Singapore. State energy producer Saudi Aramco…

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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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You Can Now Prove a Whole Blockchain With One Math Problem - Really

The Electric Coin Company (ECC) says it discovered a new way to scale blockchains with “ recursive proof composition, ” a proof to verify the entirety of a blockchain in one function. For the ECC and zcash, the new project, Halo, may…

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Week in Ethereum News September 15, 2019

Trinity v0.1.0-alpha.28 – get synced in an hour with BeamSync EthereumJS VM v4.1, ready for the Istanbul upgrade ProgPoW hardware audit by Bob Rao after the Least Authority software audit released the previous week. Unclear what next steps…

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Why Ethereum's Churn is Normal and the Chinese Bamboo Tree Analogy

Ethereum has attracted the world's largest decentralized applications ecosystem behind it, with an estimated number of participating developers in the range of 250,000-350,000. This growth has been nothing but spectacular from a global and…

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Browser Extensions Can Help Scammers Steal Your Bitcoin: Casa CEO

Browser extensions can help scammers steal your crypto Casa CEO Jeremy Welch warned the audience at the Baltic Honeybadger conference in Riga this weekend. “Browser extensions impose major risks, and these risks haven't been discussed until…

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We need Bitcoin full nodes. Economic ones.

Why is it important to run your own Bitcoin full node to have a say regarding Bitcoin consensus and verify your own transactions? Bitcoin is about financial sovereignty. It's about holding a scarce bearer asset that cannot be counterfeited, seized…

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Deutsche Bank joins JPMorgan's blockchain-based Interbank Information Network

Deutsche Bank has joined banking rival JPMorgan's Interbank Information Network, a blockchain-based network comprised of over 60 banks, according to a Financial Times report. The IIN allows member banks to exchange information related to…

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New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS

Cybersecurity researchers today revealed the existence of a new and previously undetected critical vulnerability in SIM cards that could allow remote attackers to compromise targeted mobile phones and spy on victims just by sending an SMS. Dubbed…

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Announcing the BTCPay Server Foundation and our first grant from Square Crypto • BTCPay Server Blog

Since its creation in August 2017, BTCPay Server has enjoyed a rapid growth of users and contributors. Our mission was clear from the beginning: “Help businesses and individuals achieve self-sovereignty regardless of their political…

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When the Culture War Comes for the Kids

To be a parent is to be compromised. You pledge allegiance to justice for all, you swear that private attachments can rhyme with the public good, but when the choice comes down to your child or an abstraction—even the well-being of children…

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Business modeling in the Bitcoin Lightning Network Ecosystem

This article aims at providing Lapps (Lightning Network applications) with valuable insights about the Lightning Network ecosystem that will help them to build a successful business model. We'll go through the major sections of a Business Model…

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The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving

ONE WEEK IN early March, on a blustery, windswept day, Fabiano Caruana decides to get away. He drives three hours west from his St. Louis apartment over winding gravel roads to reach his destination, a 2,000-acre compound in rural Missouri owned by…

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