Author: Michael Kapilkov

This blockchain only needs 22Kb of data to be verified

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Mina aspires to be the world’s tiniest blockchain, with claims that its protocol maintains a constant size of around 22 KBs. This is ostensibly achieved by using recursive zk-SNARKs — the same technology that is used by the privacy-centric cryptocurrency, Zcash (ZEC). However, Read More

Fidelity makes it clear: Bitcoin volatility is worth the risk for institutions

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In a recently released report titled Bitcoin Investment Thesis, Fidelity Digital Assets demonstrated how portfolio managers could increase their returns by allocating a portion of their holdings to Bitcoin (BTC). The report also speculated that in the near future, increased Read More

Ledger wants to help MicroStrategy secure its $400m Bitcoin treasury

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Ledger is mostly known for its consumer-facing hardware wallets, but since last year, a number of enterprises have also begun to use Ledger Vault, according to the company’s vice president of product, Jean-Michel Pailhon. This product is focused on providing custody Read More

Bloomberg: Biden election would be good for Bitcoin, bad for DeFi

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The latest Bloomberg crypto newsletter contends that the election of Joe Biden would bring greater mainstream adoption of Bitcoin (BTC), including a potential ETF approval. Further, it referred to the Trump administration’s policies with regard to crypto as “hands-off”: “A Read More

Ex-Goldman Sachs exec believes that his decentralized clearing house can rescue DeFi from oblivion

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Revolution Populi has released layer one of a blockchain solution that the founding team believes could be used as a clearinghouse for crypto and traditional financial transactions.  The protocol iterates over the delegated proof-of-stake consensus used by EOS, which employs 21 Read More

BitMex has bled 45k Bitcoin since US gov charges, allowing other exchanges to benefit

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Over 45,000 Bitcoin has been withdrawn from BitMex since the U.S. government levied charges against the exchange and its leadership. October 1 brought two devastating blows to BitMex. First, the CFTC and DOJ brought charges against the exchange. Shortly thereafter, its founders Read More

The Cardano Foundation will preserve its independence, says new CEO

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The Cardano (ADA) ecosystem has a complex governance structure, not dissimilar from the way the U.S. democracy operates, with its built-in checks and balances.  There are three main players: the Cardano Foundation, EMURGO and IOHK; according to the Foundation’s incoming Read More

Coinbase wallet users targeted by new Android malware

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A newly discovered trojan, known as Alien, is attacking crypto apps on Android phones, including Coinbase, Blockchain.com, and Luno. This new malware strain is based on the notorious Cerberus trojan, which wreaked havoc in the Google Play store until the team responsible Read More

Unstoppable Domain’s co-founder had this to say about Facebook and the future of free speech

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Unstoppable Domains co-founder Bradley Kam believes that neither the anti-encryption bills nor the technology giants present a real threat to the future of the Internet. In his opinion, both, the governments and the giant platforms are helping to usher the Read More

MicroStrategy Board makes Bitcoin its primary reserve currency, may increase its holdings beyond $250M

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MicroStrategy’s board of directors elected to make Bitcoin (BTC) the company’s primary reserve asset. The SEC disclosure stated that this may lead to the future expansion of the company’s cryptocurrency holdings beyond the original purchase of 21,454 BTC, equivalent to $250 Read More

‘Struggling’ Bitcoin sets a new all-time hashrate record, breaking the 150 TH/s plateau for the first time

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Bitcoin’s price decreased by $2,000 in the past few days, yet the network’s hashrate has set a new all-time high, breaking the 150 TH/s plateau for the first time in its history.  Bitcoin hashrate. Source: Glassnode. Hashrate is a key Read More

A new decentralized exchange lets users trade commodity and crypto derivatives

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Fetch.ai is launching Mettalex, a decentralized exchange that allows its users to trade commodity and crypto derivatives. The users will be able to gain exposure to traditional crypto trading pairs as well as commodities like gold, silver, cobalt, oil, and Read More

IOHK’s proposal for the ETC community could use Cardano or Bitcoin for prevention of 51% attacks

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Earlier today, IOHK presented its checkpointing proposal to the Ethereum Classic (ETC) community. This is meant as a short-term solution for preventing future 51% attacks. In the past several weeks, the network has suffered a number of such attacks, which Read More

Charles Hoskinson’s IOHK submitted a decentralized treasury proposal to the Ethereum Classic Community

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Charles Hoskinson’s IOHK recently published two Ethereum Classic Improvement Proposals, or ECIPs, meant to help the struggling chain recover after a slew of recent 51% attacks. The first introduced a checkpoint system to prevent the possibility of such attacks, and the second proposed a Read More