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Exclusive: Binance, Neufund Back ‘World’s First Decentralized Stock Exchange’ in Malta

1 day 6 hours ago

Another day, another crypto-forward development in Malta, as it backs its promise to become the world’s ‘blockchain island.’ CCN can exclusively reveal that Neufund, a German-based blockchain protocol for securities tokenization and issuance will be partnering with MSX, an innovation vehicle of the Malta Stock Exchange. MSX is also in partnership with Binance which claims to

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Gerald Fenech

Founder of $150 Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Offers Compensation to Victims

1 day 7 hours ago

The mastermind behind the infamous bitcoin ponzi GainBitcoin has offered to compensate thousands of victims who incurred losses during the scheme which raked in an initial 1,000 crores in cryptocurrency (approx. $150 million). Now under arrest, Amit Bhardwaj has been found out as the kingpin behind India’s biggest cryptocurrency scam. The founder of now-defunct bitcoin

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Samburaj Das

Cryptojacking Falls in Second Quarter, Coinciding with Crypto Bear Market: Research

1 day 8 hours ago

This year’s second quarter witnessed a lull in cybercrime, but cybercriminals continue to experiment with ransomware, according to Malwarebytes Labs in its second quarter report. Malware activity posted a decrease in both business and consumer categories in the second quarter, the report noted. But while the volume of activity was lower, the quality of the

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Lester Coleman

SAFE Crossroads #44, PARSEC Consensus Code Release, with Bart'omiej Kami"ski

1 day 14 hours ago

In late May, MaidSafe released the whitepaper for PARSEC (Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus).

This week MaidSafe published the open source code for implementing PARSEC so that it can be used by any other projects which would find it suits their needs.

This episode, we talk to Bart…'omiej Kami…"ski, a developer who works on the MaidSafe team in the Routing section, and a co-author of the whitepaper.

We cover a lot of relevant concepts that should allow most anyone to get a deeper idea of how PARSEC works and how the SAFE Network uses it--without putting developers to sleep, either! We also talk some about how other projects may find PARSEC useful and wish to use and contribute to it.

Music

Music for this episode: Safe Crossroads Beta, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

Links

Medium article about the PARSEC code release, with link to a GREAT youtube video by Dug Campbell

Safenet forum thread on the Release

PARSEC explainer video

Medium article about SAFE and PARSEC

MaidSafe Dev Update release of PARSEC

PARSEC whitepaper

PARSEC github RFC

MaidSafe

Links to all things SAFE

SAFE Crossroads subscription links

Flooding in Sichuan Province Reveals Hidden World of China’s Small-Time Bitcoin Miners

1 day 15 hours ago

A special report on the recent floods across China’s Sichuan province has uncovered an extraordinary story of resilience, discomfort, tragedy, and rapidly changing economic circumstances experienced by the the people who make up the world’s largest concentration of small-time bitcoin miners. Originally reported by Chinese news resource Yiben Blockchain (一本区块链) via Jiemian, the report follows the

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David Hundeyin

Bitcoin’s Killer App is Ransomware, Not Payments: Stripe COO

1 day 16 hours ago

Stripe, a digital payments provider, took a pioneering role with bitcoin in 2015 when it introduced a tool that allowed merchants to accept bitcoin. This past April, the company discontinued the service. The company’s COO, Claire Hughes Johnson, told Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference Tuesday that the reason behind the firm’s abandonment of BTC is that

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Lester Coleman

Canada’s Only Actively-Managed Cryptocurrency Fund Now 91% in Cash

1 day 17 hours ago

Canada’s only actively-managed cryptocurrency fund is currently holding approximately 91 percent of its assets in cash, a position it says it has taken based on uncertainty about the near-term trajectory of the market. Writing in a biweekly report published on Facebook, the Quebec-based Rivemont Crypto Fund revealed that, as of July 13, 90.9 percent of

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Josiah Wilmoth