Sindri Thor Stefansson, the suspected architect behind Iceland’s “Big Bitcoin Heist”, has escaped an Iceland prison and reportedly fled for Sweden. Stefansson is one of a group of suspects in a crippling heist in which 600 computers worth millions of dollars and used for mining bitcoin and altcoins were stolen. The theft, which local media called … Continued
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Russia’s Telegram ban officially went into effect this week, but the encrypted messaging app is fighting back against the government censors — and it’s using Bitcoin to power those efforts. Telegram founder Pavel Durov revealed Tuesday that he has begun distributing Bitcoin grants to groups and organizations operating virtual private networks (VPNs) and other proxy … Continued
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Bitcoin is not a tool for money laundering, nor is it a “magnet” for other types of criminal activities, the office of the Quebec government’s chief scientist said in a newly-published article. Earlier this week, the office of Quebec Chief Scientist Rémi Quirion published a fact check on Bitcoin, examining the commonly-held assumption that it … Continued
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Remember the DAO hack? In the first part, we discussed the role of different tokens and purposes, as it’s crucial to analyse how assets evolve and are perceived by investors. Besides price and volume, what else do you think people worry about the most? Regulation. And what a day I chose to write about this … Continued
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100 years ago a wartime censorship act passed in the U.S. Congress called the Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1918. At the time censorship and propaganda tactics were applied to anyone who cast negative attention on war, and Americans could be jailed if they participated in this behavior. Eventually, the act was repealed but thousands […]
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The volatility of cryptocurrencies can make them unsuitable for daily use. Stablecoins however, are pegged to reliable sources of value, and aim to combine the advantages of the blockchain with the stability and reliable valuation of a known asset. Coins like DigixDAO have the potential for all the advantages of gold as a reliable store […]
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NASA is supporting a research program at the University of Akron to study the application of Blockchain technology for spacecraft. #NEWS