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Infrastructure Funding Plan for Bitcoin Cash

All miners donate to developers, it is a controversial topic that has been discussed for a long time. However, it is impossible for developers to develop for free for long-term. The current corporate donation mechanism has some significant…

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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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What We're Building: Lightning Development Kit

For bitcoin to become a widely used global currency — one that can't be stopped, tampered with, or rigged in anyone's favor — improvements to bitcoin's UX, security, privacy, and scaling are required. In open-source development…

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The Year in Ethereum 2019

Ethereum began as a blank canvas. Ethereum is an open, permissionless blockchain that developers can use to create any kind of application they want. This year, the early strokes laid down on that canvas began to form into a coherent picture. You…

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Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources

SAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company's iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources…

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Introducing BTCPay Vault - use any hardware wallet with BTCPay and its full node • BTCPay Server Blog

We're excited to announce a freshly-baked feature from our coding kitchen – BTCPay Vault. Prepared by our Chef de Cuisine, Nicolas Dorier, the vault is a delicious desktop application which allows communication between your hardware wallet…

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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…

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Lightning Labs Blog - The Official Blog of Lightning Labs

Welcome to 2020, Lightning community! We're working to do our part to kick off the new decade right with the release of lnd v0.9-beta! This latest release includes two new payment types, Multi-Path Payments and Keysend, as well as custom TLV…

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Glenn Greenwald Charged With Cybercrimes in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged the American journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes for his role in the spreading of cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and tarnished the image of an…

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Set Social Trading is Now Live on TokenSets

Today, we're extremely excited to announce the official launch of the Set Social Trading Platform on TokenSets ! Set Social Trading is a marketplace and network that enables traders to create and manage their own Sets, giving the public instant…

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince' | Jeff Bezos

The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the Guardian.

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Vodafone Is the Latest Big Company to Quit Facebook-Founded Libra Association

British telecom conglomerate Vodafone has become the eighth company to pull out of the Libra Association, the governing council for the Facebook-created global digital currency initiative, CoinDesk has learned. Vodafone and Libra both confirmed…

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Grants Explorer

Want to provide sustainable funding for Open Source? Creating a Gitcoin Grant is a great way to do it! Gitcoin Grants, powered by the EIP 1337 standard, are a fast, easy, & secure way to provide recurring token contributions to your favorite OSS…

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How Central Banking Increased Inequality | Louis Rouanet

Although today high levels of inequality in the United States remain a pressing concern for a large swath of the population, monetary policy and credit expansion are rarely mentioned as a likely source of rising wealth and income inequality.

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Data-driven look at turnover at startups - and how we reduced ours by by 65%

The first thing I ever shared in my CEO peer group was that I had logged onto our HR portal and was surprised to see goTenna had just as many past employees as we had current ones. “Is this normal?” I asked. Rather than be shocked or…

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End-to-End Formal Verification of Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Smart Contract | RV Blog

We, at Runtime Verification, are happy to report our successful completion of formal verification of the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract, arguably one of the most important smart contracts to be deployed this year for the Ethereum community. The…

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Germany Rejected Nuclear Power-and Deadly Emissions Spiked

On New Year's Eve, while the rest of the world was preparing to ring in a new decade, employees of the German energy company EnBW were getting ready to pull the plug on one of the country's few remaining nuclear power plants. The license to operate…

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Holochain denies ICO funds were used for bondage studio

A representative of top 50 crypto project Holochain has had to clarify that no funds raised in its $20 million ICO were used to build a bondage studio in Denver, run by Holochain executive director Mary Camacho. Sleuths on notorious internet forum…

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