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Pieter Wuille

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:55
Pieter Wuille is the co-founder of Blockstream and a top Bitcoin core developer. Wuille is best known for developing committed libraries Segregated Witness, libsecp256k1 and BIP (bitcoin proposal) 66.  Born in Belgium, Wuille discovered Bitcoin in 2010. He was working at Google in Switzerland when he stumbled across the project in a chat channel dedicated […]

Minnesota Official Alarms Privacy Advocates With Contact Tracing Comments

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:07
Comments from a Minnesota official comparing law enforcement to contact tracing alerted privacy activists to the dangers of misusing COVID-19 health data.

No, Marvin Ammori, CoinDesk Is Not Trying to Extort You

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:47
Marvin Ammori, Head of Policy at Protocol Labs, says his crypto hero is Hal Finney, recalls his trip to Iceland and thinks crypto should disrupt banks next.

Iranian Lawmaker Says Bitcoin Should Be Central Bank’s Turf

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:00
An Iranian lawmaker wants his country’s central bank to take bitcoin seriously.

Caitlin Long’s Avanti Raises $5M, Submits Wyoming Banking Charter Application

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:35
Crypto bank Avanti has raised an angel round from the University of Wyoming Foundation, Anthony Pompliano’s Morgan Creek Digital and other investors.

Market Wrap: Traders ‘Whack the Beehive’ as Bitcoin Surges Then Plunges

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:21
Bitcoin’s jump up and right back down is at least partially due to the crypto derivatives markets.

The Decentralized Web Has Plans, if Not Solutions, for the Misinformation Nightmare

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:09
Donald Trump's recent spat with Twitter over the limits of free speech poses a question: Could decentralized media do better? It hasn't yet, as Civil and TruStory show, but Jack Dorsey wants to test some ideas.

Media Startup Civil Shuts Down, Team Absorbed Into Decentralized ID Efforts at ConsenSys

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:07
Blockchain media startup Civil is shutting down after three years, with its team pivoting to building decentralized identity tools at parent firm ConsenSys.

Cellphones, Bitcoin and the Citizen Tools of Anti-Authoritarianism, Feat. Alex Gladstein

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 15:28
As protests mount in the U.S., we sit down with an outspoken pro-bitcoin, anti-surveillance human-rights advocate.

Jed McCaleb

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 14:38
Jed McCaleb is an American programmer and entrepreneur. Born in 1975, McCaleb is well-known for creating one of the first bitcoin exchanges, the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox., which he eventually sold. He notably later co-founded blockchain companies Ripple and Stellar. McCaleb launched Mt. Gox in 2010 with the intent of it becoming the […]

Blockchain Firms Flocked to Hong Kong in 2019: Report

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:37
Blockchain firms led the charge of fintech companies that relocated to Hong Kong in 2019.

Bitcoin News Roundup for June 2, 2020

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:00
With the price of bitcoin briefly breaking above $10,000, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back!

Bitcoin’s Price Drops by $800 in Less Than 5 Minutes

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:59
Bitcoin's price fell more than $800 in under five minutes on Tuesday, pushing the broader cryptocurrency market into the red.

Blockchain Bites: Poolin Lending, Square Crypto’s Grant and a Senate Candidate Who Holds Bitcoin

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:49
Square Crypto supports Bitcoin's lightning network development, crypto mining pool Poolin expands lending and ICE is going after the petro dollar's creator.

US Offers $5M Bounty for Arrest of Venezuela’s Crypto Chief

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:56
The head of Venezuela's state-backed petro cryptocurrency has been added to the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Most Wanted list.

Open Interest in Ether Options Hits Record High on Deribit

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:00
Derivative contracts on ether are more popular than ever, as evidenced by record open positions in options listed on the Panama-based derivatives exchange Deribit.

How a Fatal Weakness Forced Libra to Capitulate

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:35
While Bitcoin created an alternative financial system independent of government, Libra’s architecture depends on the existing fiat currency system – and on the whims of the governments that control it.

Crypto Criminals Have Already Stolen $1.4B in 2020, Says CipherTrace

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:33
The figure puts 2020 on track to become the second-costliest year in the history of crypto.

First Mover: BSV Doubles in 2020 as Bitcoin Offshoot Wins Devotees

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:59
The controversial cryptocurrency is winning in the crypto markets this year as developers and investors see its blockchain's technical differences as a good thing.

BitMEX Sees Biggest Short Squeeze in 8 Months After Bitcoin Surge

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:39
A big short squeeze has taken bitcoin passed a major psychological hurdle – some think its the start of a breakout.