Following a recent move by Coinbase, the most popular bitcoin exchange in the US, WikiLeaks’ account will be discontinued without notice as announced on April 21. In a tweet from the WikiLeaks shop’s official account on April 21, 2018, it was announced that the bitcoin exchange, Coinbase, had to discontinue the.
In this guest post, ‘B17Z’ and ‘thatmanontheright’ from the Vertcoin team outline their views on the Monero hard fork and the importance of ASIC resistance. Recently, there has been a lot of attention on ASICs and ASIC resistance.
Russia banned the app after the company refused to hand over encryption keys to unscramble messages. In response, activists took to the streets with paper planes, launching the small colored origami models at the cold facade of the Kremlin.
E-commerce leader Amazon has recently won a patent which grants them the authority to set up a streaming data marketplace, allowing the users to view cryptocurrency transactions in real time. Subsidiary Wins Patent Granted to a subsidiary — Amazon Technologies — of the e-commerce and cloud computing giant, the patent.
Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap, was brought into the world by a person/s with the moniker ‘Satoshi Nakamoto,’ a Japanese name. Yet, it still has to be proved if bitcoin is really of Japanese origin.
Cryptocurrency mining often requires a lot of computation power. Therefore people who want to try their hand at mining must purchase specialized equipment. Not everyone can afford to buy expensive hardware.
As per a developer meet on April 20, 2018, the much awaited consensus code for Ethereum is ready to be reviewed. Greener Pastures First mentioned in the Ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) 1011, the code marks a step away from energy-intensive mining operations for the ethereum network.
Tech wizards like Ken Shirriff are repurposing old electronics into bitcoin mining rigs. Bitcoin is the most valuable cryptocurrency in the world and mining is one of the means by which bitcoin can be acquired.
IBM announced that its blockchain technology-based trade finance platform, Batavia, has successfully passed its first set of live transactions on the network on April 19, 2018. The purpose of the platform is to be able to “track and trace key events in the supply chain” as well as use IoT devices to log details about.
At a time when several cities and nation-states of the world are warming up to regulating the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem, Kraken, a pioneer bitcoin and altcoin exchange, have made it clear to New York regulators that it won’t respond to their irrelevant inquiries.