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Liam J Kelly

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Liam is the chief editor at BTCManager where he reports on all things blockchain and fintech related. Many of his pieces revolve around key players in the sector, analysis of technical features, and regional updates. He is based in Berlin, Germany.

How to Be Short Shitcoins and Long Trading with Bitcoin Evangelist Tone Vays

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, Interviews, Investment, Mining, Trading Strategies

How to Be Short Shitcoins and Long Trading with Bitcoin Evangelist Tone Vays

BTCManager spoke with Tone Vays and all things surrounding Bitcoin outside of its price. The teacher turned corporate financier turned back to teacher, blockchain consultant, and budding carnivore has had skin in the game long before Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s series of novels. The route to ~166,000 Twitter followers and becoming a master node of knowledge in the crypto game, however,…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Three Round-Up

Category: Bitcoin, Development, News, Tech

The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Three Round-Up

The last day in Prague served as a final reminder of the wider reach of decentralization. If the first two days explained the more technical aspects of how best to achieve a multi-node organizational strategy, the October 7, 2018, presentations explained the philosophy on top of them. Different systems of trust have defined, razed, and rebuilt societies since time immemorial;…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Two Round-Up

Category: Bitcoin, Development, News, Tech

The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Two Round-Up

Day two of The Hackers Congress continued to shed light on the liberty fighting technologies emerging from decentralization. Naturally, observers recognize Bitcoin as the king of both freedom and innovation, but there are many other means (and reasons) for dismantling centralized structures. From the presentations, spectators gained a better insight into how a headless organization with nodes scattered across a…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

Category: Bitcoin, Development, News, Tech

The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

The fifth rendition of The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis (HCPP18) opened on October 5, 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic. The three-day event welcomed a fusion of developers, artists, politicians, and activists into one cryptic-centric location to discuss the year’s theme: New Order. Two Sides of a New Order The opening press conference held on the first floor of the Institute…

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Samourai Wallet Update Welcomes International Users and Bids “Adieu” to Fiat Listing

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, Finance, News, Platform, Tech, wallet

Samourai Wallet Update Welcomes International Users and Bids “Adieu” to Fiat Listing

The controversial privacy-centric cryptocurrency wallet Samourai announced an updated version of their services on September 28, 2018. Samourai wallet update 0.98.87 included two primary features: Translations into Chinese and French, and the omission of a fiat listing. It was the latter adjustment, however, that began a fierce debate within the community. The central intrigue of the discussion provides a philosophical…

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Fine Art Gets a Facelift with Masterworks and Ethereum’s Blockchain

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, Finance, Investment, News, Regulation

Fine Art Gets a Facelift with Masterworks and Ethereum’s Blockchain

The realm of art is under siege by a technological revolution thought only to disrupt the world of finance. Crypto collectibles (NFTs) are indeed a native creation, but as the narrative in the sector shifts, it’s the leap between the real and the digital that’s showing the most intrigue. As such, Masterworks, CoArt, and Maecenas are each deploying original combinations…

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Computer Infected by Monero Malware? There’s a Workgroup for That

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Interviews, Mining, News

Computer Infected by Monero Malware? There’s a Workgroup for That

It seems like every day the crypto news zeitgeist is reporting on yet another Monero (XMR) malware hacking attempt. The scale is different from nations, individuals, and everyone in between, but the mechanism appears relatively the same. A simple Javascript Coinhive plug-in, a wallet, and one of the strongest privacy-centric cryptocurrencies on the Internet means just about anyone can be…

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Ethereum Client Status Enables ENS Support and More in March towards Web3

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Development, Ethereum, News, Platform

Ethereum Client Status Enables ENS Support and More in March towards Web3

On September 27, 2018, Status announced the launch of a suite of developer tools to enrich the Ethereum experience. Embark 3.2, created by Iuri Matias, will provide Ethereum Name Service (ENS) support, updated Vyper support, a Swarm compatible Javascript Library, and an improved build pipeline among other features. The cooperation is yet another initiative from Status Projects which is working…

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Bitcoin Core Bug Resolved in 0.16.3 Client: Threatened Security of Lightning Network

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, Mining, News

Bitcoin Core Bug Resolved in 0.16.3 Client: Threatened Security of Lightning Network

A GitHub report opened on September 17, 2018, revealed a recent bug in the Bitcoin Core versions 0.14.0 to 0.16.2. The exploit threatened to crash Bitcoin Core if the most recent version wasn’t updated. The anonymous reporter reached out to developers of the pioneer cryptocurrency with their findings, after which Anthony Towns, Hennadii Stepanov, Matt Corallo, Suhas Daftuar, Wladimir J….

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Robinhood Is Making a Fortune from Its Millenial Mob of Crypto Traders

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Ethereum, Exchange, Finance, News, Platform

Robinhood Is Making a Fortune from Its Millenial Mob of Crypto Traders

Robinhood has been making waves since it launched its zero-fee crypto trading platform in 2013. The adoption of different altcoins, regulatory approval in a handful of American states, and a fast-growing user base have all pointed to a potential unicorn in the space. Despite all these positive signals, however, a recent article on Seeking Alpha from September 10, 2018, pointed…

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