Saturday, October 23, 2021

Valid Points: Forget Staking, There Are Still Coins to Be Mined on PoW Ethereum

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‘Twas the penultimate night before Christmas, when all through the network, every machine was stirring, down to even the smallest Raspberry Pi. While businesses, the stock markets and many restaurants will be closed for...

Linzhi Begins Roll-Out of Ethereum Miner ‘Phoenix’

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Ethereum’s mining competition just got a bit hotter, even as the second-largest blockchain by market cap has begun the formal process of getting rid of its dependency on the industry all together.Shenzhen, China-based...

Darknet Markets Face Headwinds After Year of Mixed Results

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Darknet markets are having a rough 2020.COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on all shipping-centric industries, drug sellers included. Criminologist Andréanne Bergeron estimates that only 21% of darknet market transactions resulted in on-time deliveries during...

Knox World Pay; The First Crypto Platform Allowing SMS Transactions Worldwide

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Cryptocurrency is the most popular entity in the blockchain industry. According to a survey done in June 2020, all cryptocurrencies combined make up for 0.7% of the world’s money. Blockchain wallets ownership has risen...

Kraken Exchange to Offer First Grants for Open-Source Ethereum Projects

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Kraken has announced it will help fund open-source Ethereum projects, a first for the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange.In a blog post Thursday, Kraken said it will collaborate with Gitcoin, an Ethereum-based platform for community...

Beyond Coinbase: 8 Other Ways to Buy Bitcoin

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When Elon Musk adds #Bitcoin to his Twitter bio, you know buying bitcoin is in vogue again. The cryptocurrency is pumping, perhaps not-too-coincidentally, as investing app Robinhood faces criticism for censoring stock and crypto...

Why Blockchain Analytics Firms Have Privacy Advocates Worried

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Privacy advocates argue blockchain analysis is essentially blockchain surveillance and, by contracting with governments, firms offering analytics are laying the groundwork for additional forms of mass surveillance.Western tech firms aided dictators during the...

Chinese Bank Trials Digital Yuan Services at ATMs: Report

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The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of...

UK Exchange CoinCorner Supports Bitcoin Lightning Network

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Another crypto exchange has added support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.U.K.-based CoinCorner debuted Lightning Network support for its users Tuesday. They can now deposit and withdraw bitcoin with the secondary network, a software stack...

How to Set Up a Bitcoin Node, With Lightning

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If you’ve ever considered trying to set up a Bitcoin node or a Lightning node, but found the process too intimidating, you’re not alone. We’d like to help.Under the hood, Bitcoin is composed...

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