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The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Until recently, Hoan Ton-That's greatest hits included an obscure iPhone game and an app that let people put Donald Trump's distinctive yellow hair on their own photos. Then Mr. Ton-That — an Australian techie and onetime model — did…

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Control as Liability

The regulatory and legal environment around internet-based services and applications has changed considerably over the last decade. When large-scale social networking platforms first became popular in the 2000s, the general attitude toward mass…

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The Internet of Beefs

You've heard me talk about crash-only programming, right? It's a programming paradigm for critical infrastructure systems, where there is — by design — no graceful way to shut down. A program can only crash and try to recover from a…

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Week in Ethereum News January 19, 2020

Notes from the latest eth1 research call. How to get to binary tries. Guillaume Ballet argues for WASM precompiles for better eth1 to prepare for eth2 StarkWare mainnet tests find that a much bigger block size does not affect uncle rate and argues…

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Cryptocurrency | Press Release - Digital Dollar Project

Since Western Union's first use of telegraph networks to send money in 1871, the basic process of sending money – even with the development of digital technologies -- hasn't changed much. A message is sent via a network containing the…

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Cut off from family, unable to travel: how US sanctions punish Iranian Americans | US foreign policy

Following the US assassination of a top Iranian general earlier this month and Iranian airstrikes against US military bases in Iraq, Donald Trump once again imposed biting sanctions against the regime in Tehran. To Iranian Americans, many of whom…

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Opinion | Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren Are Democrats' Top Choices for President

American voters must choose between three sharply divergent visions of the future. The incumbent president, Donald Trump, is clear about where he is guiding the Republican Party — white nativism at home and America First unilateralism…

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A note on Ethereum 2.0 attestation aggregation strategies - HackMD

# A note on Ethereum 2.0 attestation aggregation strategies ###### tags: 'eth2' 'v0.10.0' [TOC]:::info By @hwwhww 20200115 Special thanks to @djrtwo for the review.::: This document describes the requirements of Ethereum 2.0 attestation aggregation…

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Announcing the Fuel v0 Open Beta

A little over two months we announced that sustainable scaling would be coming to Ethereum in the form of Fuel, the most advanced, efficient, and secure optimistic rollup. As of a few days ago, the long wait is finally over: our first public…

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Former CTFC Chairman And Accenture Launch Think-Tank To Digitize The U.S Dollar

Yesterday, a former U.S. regulator, known as “Crypto Dad” owing to his evangelism of digital currency, announced the formation of a non-profit think-tank that will back the adoption of a Central Bank Digital Currency in the U.S.…

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5 Major Bitcoin Trends To Watch In 2020

2019 was a positive year for the Bitcoin price, with the crypto asset's valuation roughly doubling itself over the course of twelve months. Although Bitcoin declined heavily over the second half of 2019, it has started off 2020 with a bang. So…

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In defense of assholes

View bitcoins community as its immune system. We should be violently toxic because the system will take care of building itself as long as we make it untenable for those who attack it. — Jeremy Ross (@jebus911) January 19, 2020 I'm sure you…

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Lightning Junkies Episode LNJ020 - Matt Odell talks about Securing Your Own Mask First has multiple other podcast aggregators. If you wish to download an MP3, Soundcloud will allow you to do so. This is the 20th episode of the Lighting Junkies podcast. (Debuting on 01/20/2020!:O) On this episode, we have Matt Odell, Matt is…

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Top Ethereum Newsletters

The Ethereum ecosystem is growing at a tremendous pace. You can subscribe to the newsletters below to help you get updated with the latest Ethereum news. Written by Evan Van Ness, Week in Ethereum News is one of the longest-running (since 2016)…

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Locha Mesh, private transactions and sync over a resilient long-range radio mesh network (!115) · Merge Requests · monero-project / CCS Proposals · GitLab

Advance the development of the Locha Mesh open-source software and hardware ( to enable private transactions broadcasting and sync without Internet over a resilient decentralized censorship-resistant mesh network…


The World Has Gone Mad and the System Is Broken

Money is free for those who are creditworthy because the investors who are giving it to them are willing to get back less than they give. More specifically investors lending to those who are creditworthy will accept very low or negative interest…

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The entire Bitcoin economy at a glance…

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3PBCaVWBu4YUcuYy4akWYGBH6HHtw2Lzg8 - Bitcoin Address (BTC)

Address - 3PBCaVWBu4YUcuYy4akWYGBH6HHtw2Lzg8 Address 3PBCaVWBu4YUcuYy4akWYGBH6HHtw2Lzg8 Balance 0.02027684 BTC Total Received 0.02027684 BTC Tx Count 3 Other Explorers BLOCKCHAIR 294b85b8e52795f8d250d343119546c880e9d6734140ac1e1faa409c0188557f…


How Not To Critique Ethereum

Tensions between the Bitcoin and Ethereum communities have steadily risen over the years. I'm not entirely sure why this is, but my pet theory is that it has something to with the confluence of bear-market-blues, impatience with technical progress…


Dungeon crawler

tl;dr: Ethernal is a multiplayer dungeon generated entirely from the blockchain, inspired by classic text and grid-based MUD games. We'll begin testing Alpha by the beginning of February. Get your claim key by tweeting “ open sesame ”…

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