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Can Crypto Exchanges Be Trusted With Hard Forks?

On July 31, a Chinese Bitcoin investor sued local crypto exchange OKCoin for allegedly blocking him from getting his Bitcoin Cash (BCH) after the Bitcoin fork.   While the case is new for China, compilations regarding hard forks and exchanges have been amassing since perhaps as early as the DAO incident in 2016. So what happens when you have a coin ...

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From a Hard Fork to Easy Going

One year ago to the day, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) came into existence after a hard fork from the Bitcoin blockchain. It has been an interesting 12 months since the fork gave birth to BCH, as proponents have continuously argued the merits between Bitcoin (BTC) and BCH. Nevertheless, on the anniversary of the creation of Bitcoin Cash, it is worth revisiting ...

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Why Traditional Assets Are Hard to Sell, and How Blockchain Might Be a Solution

Tokenization on the blockchain can make all asset groups easier to liquidate by creating a tradeable standard in security tokens. Longer term, return-seeking strategies typically tend towards investment in real estate, private equity, hedge funds, and companies. But as illiquid assets, these can be hard to shift quickly, and this locks up a vast amount of wealth. Higher liquidity of ...

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Crypto Presents a Challenge Beyond Hard and Fast Asset Classifications, Say Speakers at US House Committee Hearing

Witnesses before the U.S. House of Agriculture Committee at a public hearing July 18 were unanimous in their view that digital assets complicate the hard and fast distinctions of existing regulatory frameworks. The hearing was chaired by Texas U.S. Representative Michael Conaway, who convened six eminent witnesses to give testimony — former Goldman Sachs partner and U.S. government regulator Gary ...

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Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Reintroduces ASIC Resistance

Bitcoin Gold is one of the many Bitcoin hard forks which never succeeded in gaining much traction. That is unfortunate, but the project is far from dead at this stage. In a new development update, the team has made it clear they will oppose ASIC interference on the network. The Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork It is always interesting to see ...

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Zcash Successfully Activates Overwinter, the First ZEC Hard Fork

Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash has successfully activated Overwinter, its first hard fork. Zcash Activates Overwinter Hard Fork The network upgrade went live at block 347,500, which was mined on Tuesday, June 26, at approximately 1:37 UTC. As CCN reported, Overwinter introduces several performance enhancements to the Zcash protocol. One such upgrade is “transaction expiry,” which allows the mempool to automatically cancel ...

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How to Slow Down a Startup: Erik Voorhees’ Hard Lesson

The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network has added a new show to its lineup, “What Bitcoin Did.” The WBD podcast is hosted by U.K.-based Peter McCormack, an “accidental Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency investor, miner, blogger and podcaster.” His show, an industry interview program, follows important figures and developments in and around the crypto space. What’s the next level beyond being a cryptocurrency ...

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‘Overwinter’ Upgrade Looms as Zcash Prepares for Its First Hard Fork

ZCash, a privacy-based cryptocurrency, is about to undergo its first hard fork. The network upgrade, dubbed Overwinter, is intended to be activated at block 347,500 – it’s currently at 347, 253- and is scheduled to go live on June 26. ZCash is a fork of bitcoin which uses a cryptography principle called “zero-knowledge proofs” which allows users to shield transaction amount ...

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“We Try Very Hard to Not Be Number One All the Time”, Interview With Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao

In less than a year since its inception, cryptocurrency exchange Binance has become the biggest exchange by volume in the world. In an industry driven by the brightest minds, competition is fierce as the world begins to warm to the existence of cryptocurrencies. Newcomers to the industry face an uphill battle playing catch-up to established exchanges with loyal user bases. ...

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