Unanimous Vote Advances Blockchain Bill in Arizona Legislature

Unanimous Vote Advances Blockchain Bill in Arizona Legislature Lawmakers in the lower chamber of Arizona’s legislature have unanimously advanced a bill that enshrine blockchain signatures and smart contracts under state law. HB 2417 was introduced earlier this month by by state representative Jeff Weninger. According to public records, two committees in the Arizona House of…

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Bitcoin Price Next Milestone: Beating Gold Permanently

Bitcoin Price Next Milestone: Beating Gold Permanently The Bitcoin price could soon surpass gold’s on a permanent basis supposing they both continue with their current market performance. Gold hit a three-month high of $1260 at the end of business day on Thursday, Feb. 23, as a steady flow of safe-haven demand from traders and investors…

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Danish Police Can Now Catch Criminals Who Used Bitcoin

Danish Police Can Now Catch Criminals Who Used Bitcoin Bitcoin was never really anonymous, and it seems the Danish police have caught on to that fact. According to reports by Danish newspaper Berlingske, law enforcement in the Scandinavian country has figured out how to apply blockchain analysis to hunt down and prosecute darknet market vendors.…

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New Ethereum Proposal Aims to Supercharge Smart Contracts

New Ethereum Proposal Aims to Supercharge Smart Contracts Newly released research shows that top-layer networks, usually trumpeted as the future of bitcoin and ethereum scaling, might actually be capable of more than boosting blockchain transaction volume. The proposals, while relevant for any blockchain, however, are uniquely relevant for ethereum, the second-largest public blockchain. Touted as a ‘world…

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Top 6 Data Encryption Solutions

Top 6 Data Encryption Solutions People who take computer security seriously will acknowledge they need to encrypt data and create regular backups. Luckily, there are quite a few solutions that allow for both things at the same time. Below is a brief list of tools specializing in data encryption. Do keep in mind this list is…

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Sprint to Test Blockchain Platform for Connecting Telecoms

Sprint to Test Blockchain Platform for Connecting Telecoms US telecom Sprint is working on a new blockchain initiative focused on carrier applications. The firm is partnering with SoftBank, a Japanese telecom conglomerate, and TBCASoft, Inc., a blockchain startup based in California. Sprint is the fourth-largest telecom provider in the US, according to data from Statista,…

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Cybercriminals offer ‘customer support’ to help victims pay ransomware

Cybercriminals offer ‘customer support’ to help victims pay ransomware Dive Brief: Security vendor F-Secure released transcripts this week from the group chat used by the creators of the Spora ransomware family, showcasing enterprising cybercriminals help “customers” with issues related to Bitcoin, Computerworld reports.  The transcripts reveal how criminals offered “customer service” help to their victims, directing…

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Venezuela’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Looks to Resume Operations After Bank Blockade

Venezuela’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Looks to Resume Operations After Bank Blockade SurBitcoin, a Venezuelan bitcoin exchange, announced that it expects to resume banking operations in a week after suspending activity on Feb. 3 when Banesco bank closed its account. The exchange advised customers to use LocalBitcoins after Banesco closed its bank account. SurBitcoin advised customers…

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Bitcoin Bitcoin Tracker: Up, Up And Away?

Bitcoin Tracker: Up, Up And Away?   Is there an alternative, profound French phrase or two that can describe what investors have seen this week with bitcoin? Because “déjà vu” no longer seems to cut it. Bitcoin is quickly headed toward fresh three-year highs after jumping up over $100 in value since last week’s tracker.…

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