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US Lawmakers Call on Payment Giants to Exit 'Chilling' Libra Project

Two U.S. Senators have publicly asked Visa, Stripe, and Mastercard to remove themselves from the Facebook-led cryptocurrency payment network, Libra. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent three separate letters Tuesday to Visa…

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The Libra Association

I am sitting in the airport lounge in Geneva waiting to board an airplane. I am here because yesterday was the inaugural Libra Association member council meeting. The Libra Association is a Swiss organization which will operate the Libra blockchain…

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Announcing Casa Covenant: Bitcoin Inheritance Service and Protocol

“What happens to my bitcoin when I die?” Right now, the answer is one of the following: Nothing happens, and your bitcoin is inaccessible forever. You've shared detailed recovery instructions with a family member or friend. Your…

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Agenda - CC FORUM - 14-16 October 2019, London

Blockchain Standing VIP Lunch Reception at the House of Lords of the British Parliament Panel:The Role of Leading Global Events in Shaping the Blockchain and AI Space Keynote: Blockhain A New Way of Doing Business in a Changing World Keynote:…

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Opinion | We Sent a Man to the Moon. We Can Send the Dollar to Cyberspace

America was complacent about its technological dominance until the Soviets' 1957 Sputnik launch woke us up. Recent developments in digital currencies similarly threaten the dollar's dominance, and Washington policy makers are taking notice.

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Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules

Twitter said will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules. The social media giant said in a tweet that the move will help its users to be informed but while taking responsibility for keeping its rules in…

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12 Questions

What are the most important open questions in crypto? What questions will have the greatest bearing on the eventual shape of the crypto landscape and on the outcomes for the best companies in it? I'll give it a stab! 12 questions in 12 tweets…

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Texas Bitcoin Mining Startup Gets $50 Million From Peter Thiel to Steal China's Crypto Crown

When it comes to producing Bitcoin, China is the pre-eminent power in the world. The People's Republic boasts the largest mining companies, and dominates the manufacture of chips and other equipment used to mine Bitcoin. A U.S. startup wants to…

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An IRS employee stole identities and went on a 2-year spending spree

An IRS employee stole multiple people's identities, and used them to open illicit credit cards to fund vacations and shop for shoes and other goods, according to a complaint unsealed last week in federal court. The complaint accuses the 35-year-old…

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Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #68

This week's newsletter announces the newest release of LND, requests testing of release candidates for Bitcoin Core and C-Lightning, relays an update on the taproot proposal, describes a proposed increase in the default LN routing fees, and…

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The SEC Really Doesn't Like ICOs

The way I like to explain initial coin offerings is that “they're like if the Wright Brothers sold air miles to finance inventing the airplane.” There are two parts to that explanation. One part is the idea of the currency: There is…

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Sudo Flaw Lets Linux Users Run Commands As Root Even When They're Restricted

A vulnerability has been discovered in Sudo—one of the most important, powerful, and commonly used utilities that comes as a core command installed on almost every UNIX and Linux-based operating system. The vulnerability in question is a…

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Official Podcast of New York City Skeptics - Current Episodes - RS 241 - Thibault Le Texier on 'Debunking the Stanford Prison Experiment'

Release date: October 14th, 2019 The Stanford Prison Experiment is one of the most famous psychology experiments in history. For decades, we've been told that it proves how regular people easily turn sadistic when they are asked to role play as…

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Peter Thiel Backs $200 Million Valuation for Renewable Bitcoin Mining in the US

One company is driving its business plan straight into the “bitcoin wastes too much energy” argument and has raised $30 million to do so. That's according to co-founder and CEO Alexander Liegl, of Layer1, which plans to bring…

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Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground | Surveillance

In every country of the world, the security of computers keeps the lights on, the shelves stocked, the dams closed, and transportation running. For more than half a decade, the vulnerability of our computers and computer networks has been ranked…

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Wyre - Onramps, solved.

Wyre is focused on lowering the barriers to entry for fintech entrepreneurs around the world. The central hypothesis is that if we can increase the velocity, we can grow the industry at a pace we haven't seen before. Crypto companies have a hard…

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New York Fed Injects $30.65 Billion in Short-Term Liquidity

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York injected $30.65 billion in temporary liquidity into financial markets Thursday. The intervention came via a term repurchase agreement operation that will last for 15 days. The operation saw eligible banks take…

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Chainalysis in Action: DOJ Announces Shutdown of Largest Child Pornography Website

Today, the Department of Justice announced the shutdown of the largest ever child pornography site by amount of material stored, along with the arrest of its owner and operator. More than 337 site users across 38 countries have also been arrested…

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