Bitcoin Privacy Solution ‘Dandelion’ Developers Announce New Plans

Bitcoin Privacy Solution ‘Dandelion’ Developers Announce New Plans   The developers behind a bitcoin privacy solution called Dandelion have unveiled a new roadmap that addresses previously discovered code issues. Originally launched in January, Dandelion modifies the bitcoin network’s payment protocol to conceal the original IP address behind a transaction. It does this by breaking that transaction…

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Complaint Filed Against JPMorgan CEO Over Bitcoin Comment

Complaint Filed Against JPMorgan CEO Over Bitcoin Comment   Did Jamie Dimon have an ulterior motive when he trashed bitcoin last week? Florian Schweitzer, managing partner for a bitcoin market trading firm, has filed a complaint with a Swedish regulator against JPMorgan’s chief executive for calling bitcoin a “fraud” a week ago after learning that JPMorgan began buying into…

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European Union to Introduce Directives for Cryptocurrency Cybercrime

European Union to Introduce Directives for Cryptocurrency Cybercrime   The European Commission is gearing up to propose new penalties for cybercrimes involving cryptocurrencies. In a release yesterday, the European Union’s executive arm outlined its intent to introduce a new directive focused on digital crimes, citing recent ransomware attacks in the region and abroad. Part of that plan would involve…

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Crypto Debit Cards Are Contributing Towards Mainstream Adoption

Crypto Debit Cards Are Contributing Towards Mainstream Adoption World boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, popular for his uncommon attitude towards money, has taken his relationship with cryptocurrency a step further by partnering with Centra Card to spend his cryptocurrency in mainstream commerce. With posts under some of his social media handles earlier this year, Mayweather’s interest on…

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The First Half of Ethereum Metropolis Hard Fork Goes Live

The First Half of Ethereum Metropolis Hard Fork Goes Live   Byzantium, the first half of the Metropolis hard fork development upgrade on the Ethereum network, has gone live. The announcement of the action was posted by Ethereum founder via Twitter: Byzantium went live on Ropsten yesterday. And it just verified a zk-snark proof. https://t.co/vYm5l9BFrJ https://t.co/6XnDaIx92T —…

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Russia’s Leningrad Region Wants to Create an Industrial Cryptocurrency Mining Park

Russia’s Leningrad Region Wants to Create an Industrial Cryptocurrency Mining Park   The Russian Leningrad region wants to create an industrial park for cryptocurrency mining including bitcoin. The region’s governor is inviting miners to the Sosnovy Bor area near St. Petersburg to create industrial-scale mining farms at the old Leningrad nuclear power plant. Miners Invited…

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China’s Bitcoin Exchange Excecutives Are Under Travel Ban

China’s Bitcoin Exchange Excecutives Are Under Travel Ban   Reports have emerged alleging that Chinese bitcoin exchange executives have been forbidden from leaving the country. The travel ban has been instigated whilst the Chinese central government seeks to “clean-up” the nation’s cryptocurrency industries. It has been reported that Chinese bitcoin exchange executives must stay in…

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