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31 May 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Blockchain and VR-powered social media platform Sensorium has joined the Global Blockchain Business Council. Virtual reality media platform, Sensorium, has announced its membership in the Global Blockchain Business Council, or GBBC — a Swiss-based non-profit industry association for blockchain. ... Read more

30 May 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
A study into the traceability of top privacy coins reveals over 99% of Zcash users fail to utilize the protocol’s privacy features. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have released a study into the privacy features of Monero (XMR) and Zcash (ZEC) — arguably the two most-popular crypto assets purporting to offer users anonymity. ... Read more

30 May 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Tornado.cash has launched complete immutability for its smart contracts, despite the potential security risks. Fledgling Ethereum anonymization protocol Tornado.cash has launched completely immutable smart contracts — rendering the protocol “unstoppable” from May 21. ... Read more

30 May 2020 By Lilly Harvey
How secure is blockchain technology? Experts weigh in on the complex differences between public and permissioned blockchains. Blockchain technology has become synonymous with privacy and security, but those very characteristics have been put to the test over the past decade ... Read more

26 May 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Fran Finney has confirmed that recent transactions from a 2009 Bitcoin wallet were not her husband's coins. Recent Bitcoin (BTC) transactions sent from an 11-year-old wallet were not those of famed computer scientist Hal Finney, as confirmed by his wife Fran. ... Read more

25 May 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Miners need traditional financial products in order to hedge against the risk of increasing hash rate and difficulty. Bitcoin (BTC) mining has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Pools, manufacturers and farms contribute to the growth and professionalization of the space. Financial service companies bring institutional-grade products and capital that increases liquidity for the biggest operators. ... Read more

24 May 2020 By Lilly Harvey
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, a legendary cryptographer cited in the Bitcoin Whitepaper, discussed building the first blockchain. In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph, renowned cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater discusses building the internet’s first blockchain in the 1990s and being cited in the Bitcoin Whitepaper. ... Read more

22 May 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Cardano development company will be joining the Hyperledger Project and W3C focusing on the enterprise use cases as part of its bid for the next five years. IOHK, the company charged with the development of Cardano (ADA) will be joining the Hyperledger Project and W3C. ... Read more

21 May 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
French consumers can now buy Tezos from 10,000 mini-marts, tobacco stores and gas stations using prepaid coupons or cards. French crypto startup Digycode has introduced support for Tezos (XTZ) purchases through its prepaid vouchers and gift cards. ... Read more

20 May 2020 By Lilly Harvey
A study from Group-IB reveals the modus operandi of the newly discovered ProLock’s ransomware attack. A new type of ransomware attack emerged in recent months, raising red flags among the cybersecurity community and authorities such as the FBI in the United States. Cybersecurity firm Group-IB has warned that it comes in the form of a Trojan, according to a report published on May 17. ... Read more

19 May 2020 By Dominic Robinson
The parabolic rise in Ether long positions has increased the risk of a violent crash, as uncertainty surrounding the launch of ETH 2.0 grows. With anticipation growing for Ethereum’s long-awaited ETH 2.0 revamp, Ether long positions have gone parabolic on Bitfinex since February. ... Read more

18 May 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Liquidity should be seen as the primary indicator of the overall health of markets and exchanges — and also as a crucial factor for economic trading. In the cryptocurrency industry, liquidity is king. But how we measure and perceive liquidity varies greatly. ... Read more

17 May 2020 By Lilly Harvey
One of the largest online networks, Reddit, has announced a new community points system based on the Ethereum blockchain. In a bid to create a more user-centric social media platform — “a free frontier” — Reddit has introduced its new community points system built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. ... Read more

16 May 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
More people care more about their data and privacy than companies would like the public to believe. While thousands of companies and entities look to grab people's data for various reasons, the commonly stated idea that folks don't care about privacy is untrue, according to the Electric Coin Company, the entity behind privacy-focused crypto asset Zcash. ... Read more

15 May 2020 By Dominic Robinson
A recent job listing at blockchain-based payments firm Ripple indicates that it is working on a working capital loan product. The blockchain-based payment network Ripple recently added a job opening on its official website for a “Director of Product Management, Loans.” ... Read more

14 May 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
A new study reveals that blockchain offers the best salaries in the UK’s technology industry. Digital lender, Capital on Tap, released figures that reveal Blockchain-related jobs offer the highest-paying salaries among all disruptive technology businesses in the UK. ... Read more