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On Jun 3, 2020
@TheLTBNetwork shared
RT @BitcoinMagazine: Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.20.0, which cleans up the Bitcoin Core codebase, advances hardware wallet integration and strengthens network reliability, among other improvements. Read all about it in our summary by @AaronvanW https://t.co/YdQQGvseMM
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Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 Released: What’s New

Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 Released: What’s New

Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 cleans up the Bitcoin Core codebase, advances hardware wallet integration and strengthens network reliability, among other improvements.

On Jun 4, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: IN DEPTH: Research is being conducted. Experiments are brewing. Behind the scenes, Lightning Network developers are planning to (eventually) completely rewrite an important part of bitcoin. @AlyssaHertig reports https://t.co/BnbbTpT3Qq
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Lightning Network Overhaul Could Strengthen Bitcoin Privacy – But Many ‘Ifs’ Remain

Lightning Network Overhaul Could Strengthen Bitcoin Privacy – But Many ‘Ifs’ Remain

Bitcoin developers are exploring Point Timelock Contracts (PTLCs) to improve the privacy of payments on the Lightning Network.

On Jun 8, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: A so-called "Erebus attack" could lead to a major mining pool or exchange being cut off from the rest of the network. The kicker? It’s entirely undetectable until too late. https://t.co/1KIrAFBR5b
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Latest Bitcoin Core Code Release Protects Against Nation-State Attacks

Latest Bitcoin Core Code Release Protects Against Nation-State Attacks

Bitcoin Core released a new software update Wednesday. Notably, the it includes experimental software to hedge against attacks from nation-states and ISPs.

On Jun 4, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: SCOOP: @Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, has its eyes on the popular bitcoin privacy tool @wasabiwallet, documents verified by CoinDesk show. Story by @AlyssaHertig https://t.co/bSeglzyMsN
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EU’s Europol: Bitcoin Privacy Wallet ‘Not Looking Good’ For Law Enforcement

EU’s Europol: Bitcoin Privacy Wallet ‘Not Looking Good’ For Law Enforcement

Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, has its eyes on the popular bitcoin privacy tool Wasabi Wallet, documents verified by CoinDesk show.

On Jun 4, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @mikejcasey: The most popular way to use bitcoin off-chain is on Ethereum, recent data indicates. From @zackvoell https://t.co/ZTHRROnasp
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Ethereum Has Become Bitcoin’s Top Off-Chain Destination

Ethereum Has Become Bitcoin’s Top Off-Chain Destination

The most popular way to use bitcoin off-chain is on Ethereum, data shows.

On Jun 8, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
RT @CointelegraphZN: The #ICO boom isn't over... not in China, where "Chives" are culturally primed for asymmetric risk. "Chinese retail investors not only have a huge appetite for speculating on #crypto, but on all manners of assets," says @Blockstream's Nick Niu. @mattysino https://t.co/K1QraNfEik
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Wild, Wild East: Why the ICO Boom in China Refuses to Die

Wild, Wild East: Why the ICO Boom in China Refuses to Die

Investors in China still can't get enough of crypto ICOs. Even though scams are commonplace, and "chives" (retail speculators) lose money with alacrity, Chinese investors are culturally ...

On Jun 3, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
Licensed crypto bank SEBA will be using the new rate as the basis for launching further products for digital assets markets https://t.co/6DfjrMcQwr
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VanEck’s MVIS and CryptoCompare Launch Bitcoin Benchmark Rate

VanEck’s MVIS and CryptoCompare Launch Bitcoin Benchmark Rate

VanEck company MVIS and crypto data provider CryptoCompare are launching a new hourly Bitcoin Benchmark Rate

On Jun 8, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
BLOCKCHAIN BITES: @coinbase wants the government to use its new crypto tracing tool, developing markets are turning to crypto and @CoinMarketCap's new ranking keeps @binance at the top. This is your crypto news daily digest, via @DanielGKuhn. https://t.co/OFXpFhPNar
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Blockchain Bites: Coinbase Surveillance, Bitcoin Wargames, CoinMarketCap Drama

Blockchain Bites: Coinbase Surveillance, Bitcoin Wargames, CoinMarketCap Drama

The U.S. military conducted a war game involving bitcoin while Chinese police may have potentially frozen accounts linked to illicit transactions.