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Slush Pool is Now Compatible With AsicBoost Miners

Slush Pool, Bitcoin’s first and oldest mining pool, announced support for AsicBoost today, March 6, 2018. Slush Pool users that have the technology embedded in the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips in their mining hardware can connect to the pool to mine more efficiently and, thus, more profitably. “The protocol extension we propose and already implemented allows [miners] to use ...

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Wyoming Blockchain Bill Rockets Ahead for Signing

In a landmark development for blockchain advancement, Wyoming’s state legislature has cleared what is known as House Bill 70 (HB 70), which exempts various types of crypto assets from securities laws. The bill was originally passed by Wyoming’s House of Representatives last month on February 20. It is now headed to Governor Matt Mead for signature. According to public records, ...

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“Cryptocurrency,” “Blockchain” and “ICO” Make Their Merriam-Webster Debut

Anyone needing an established definition for “cryptocurrency,” “blockchain” or “ICO” now has a trusted resource: the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. On March 5, 2018, Merriam-Webster announced the addition of 850 new words, phrases and new meanings for existing words to merriam-webster.com and to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary print edition. Interestingly for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, out of all 850 new words and phrases such ...

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Cryptocurrency News Round-Up From Russia: Highlights

This is the first in a series of weekly news highlights about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency in Russia. Last week’s headlines included an endorsement of blockchain technology from President Putin, tax exemptions for cryptocurrencies and a legal decision that prevented the seizure of cryptocurrency assets in a bankruptcy case. Putin Endorses Technological Development in Russia During his conversation with Herman ...

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Where Eminent Domain Meets the Blockchain

Just as a country’s borders drawn on a globe aren’t often exact, neither are the lines drawn on individual properties around much of the world. De Soto Inc., a socially-conscious joint venture between Overstock.com subsidiary Medici Ventures, Overstock founder Patrick Byrne and world-renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, has plans to solve the problems of property titles with a developed ...

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Bitcoin Developments and Cryptocurrency Adoption

This past week marked a few important events. It began with the release of Bitcoin Core 0.16; marked the first instance of a sovereign nation announcing that it would use and accept a cryptocurrency as legal tender; and included the launch of a new accelerator from “China’s eBay,” JD.com, to assist companies that promise to have transformative technology in the ...

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There Is a Bitcoin Patent War Going On, but This Initiative Could End It

Bitcoin and patents have never been natural allies. However, long-held controversy in the industry may finally be at an end with the introduction of the Blockchain Defensive Patent License.   Bitcoin is considered by many to be the culmination of the decades-old cypherpunk movement, rallied around predominantly anarchist and libertarian ideals regarding freedom of information. The original Bitcoin software, therefore, was ...

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A Major Dutch Bank Is Considering a Cryptocurrency Wallet for Its Customers

Rabobank, a major Dutch multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is considering the possibility of integrating a cryptocurrency wallet within its online banking system. Considered to be a global leader in food and agriculture financing and sustainability-oriented banking, Rabobank is among the 25 largest financial institutions in the world in terms of Tier 1 capital. ...

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Lobbying Efforts Promote the Blockchain Industry Around the World

Well-known crypto companies such as Coinbase, eToro, CryptoCompare, CEX.IO, BlockEx, CoinShares and CommerceBlock have recently announced the creation of CryptoUK. As stated on their official website, CryptoUK is a self-regulatory trade association established to promote higher standards of conduct. But why should these obvious competitors and big players unite? And is this becoming a trend? Of course, their primary goal ...

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Researchers Explore Eclipse Attacks on the Ethereum Blockchain

An eclipse attack is a network-level attack on a blockchain, where an attacker essentially takes control of the peer-to-peer network, obscuring a node’s view of the blockchain. In a new paper titled “Low-Resource Eclipse Attacks on Ethereum’s Peer-to-Peer Network,” Sharon Goldberg, an associate professor at Boston University; Ethan Heilman, a Ph.D. candidate at Boston University; and Yuval Marcus, a researcher ...

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