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Feature, Bug or Backdoor? AntBleed Code Enables BitMain to Remotely Shut Down AntMiner

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Feature, Bug or Backdoor? AntBleed Code Enables BitMain to Remotely Shut Down AntMiner

The scandals engulfing Chinese ASIC producer BitMain seem never to end. On April 26, a string of code in the AntMiner firmware was disclosed which can remotely shut down some of the mining machines. BTCManager talked with BitMain’s CEO Jihan Wu and a Canadian Miner; a Bug or Feature? On April 26, the website AntBleed.com went online. It discloses a...

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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

With BitWage you can receive your wage in bitcoin instead of fiat money. The startup from California aims to strengthen its presence in Europe. To do so, it opened a new office in Paris and implemented the option to give every customer their own IBAN number. CEO Jonathan Chester explains why and tells of two classes of customers using BitWage....

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Character Assassins for Hire: The Story Behind the ASICBoost & Extension Blocks Scandal

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Character Assassins for Hire: The Story Behind the ASICBoost & Extension Blocks Scandal

Bitcoin has a problem; the demand for Bitcoin far outweighs the bandwidth of transaction throughput that the network can sustain. The Bitcoin “highway” is constrained at 1MB per block, or one single analogous lane, which permits a “speed limit” of between 3.3 to 7 transactions per second. For comparison, VISA verifies transactions at a rate of 2000 per second, which...

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Could Brexit Force Further Fintech and Cryptocurrency Innovation in the UK?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Could Brexit Force Further Fintech and Cryptocurrency Innovation in the UK?

The United Kingdom has relied on its financial services industry to drive economic growth for decades. However, in light of the British population’s vote to leave the European Union and, thereby, potentially lose the access to the European Single Market, the UK’s status as Europe’s leading financial hub may wane. Is this for better or for worse regarding the crypto...

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India is Potentially a Massive Market For Bitcoin If Legalized

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

India is Potentially a Massive Market For Bitcoin If Legalized

After years of operating without clear regulatory frameworks, self-regulated bitcoin exchanges and businesses will most likely be introduced to a new set of regulations and policies by the Indian government in the next few months. Ever since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, analysts and experts have stated that largely unbanked countries such as India present a potentially massive market...

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GAW Miners' Josh Garza Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Settles a Deal

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

GAW Miners' Josh Garza Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Settles a Deal

At last, Josh Garza, the founder of the PayCoin Ponzi scheme and CEO of GAW Miners pleaded guilty to wire fraud following an official complaint by the SEC filed in 2015. The US Department of Justice’s letter read: “We are currently negotiating an agreement with defendant Homero Joshua Garza to enter a plea of guilty to one count of wire...

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Billionaire Novogratz: Ten Percent of my Wealth in Crypto-assets like Bitcoin and Ether

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Billionaire Novogratz: Ten Percent of my Wealth in Crypto-assets like Bitcoin and Ether

Despite the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF's disapproval, could an investment drive by one billionaire ignite a larger movement of money into cryptocurrrency. Michael Novogratz, estimated to be worth billions, stated at a Harvard Business School Club of New York forum on April 19: "Ten percent of my net worth is in this space." Investment Opportunity of a Lifetime? The cryptocurrency play...

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Andre De Castro’s Views on the Block Size Debate: A “Bit” Nuts or Spot On?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Interviews, News

Andre De Castro’s Views on the Block Size Debate: A “Bit” Nuts or Spot On?

As CEO and founder of Blockchain of Things, Inc., Andre De Castro has a penchant for being a bit of a rebel rouser. As an active participant in the Bitcoin community and industry since 2010, he has worked as a software developer, investor, trader, advisor, and U.S. policy influencer. His early understanding of the vast, untapped potential of blockchain technology...

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“Nobody Knows. Some do Say because they are Horrified by the Alternative…”

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

“Nobody Knows. Some do Say because they are Horrified by the Alternative…”

The Large Bitcoin Collider (LBC) tries to break Bitcoin addresses through a brute force attack. In the few past weeks, the project announced their first success. Is Bitcoin no longer secure? Is their cryptographic core broken? Rico, the head of the LBC, explains in detail, what is happening. Who Are You and Why do You Have a Domain Called cryptoguru.org?...

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Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News

Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Microsoft goes Blockchain; with a new Plugin for Office 10, it is possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document - without a notary or a lawyer. Did Microsoft just unleash the first non-monetary blockchain killer app? E-mails and nearly all kinds of...

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