Programmable Money: Bitcoin Cash Community Debates Oracle Driven Upgrade

Programmable Money: Bitcoin Cash Community Debates Oracle Driven UpgradeLately, there’s been a lot of conversation directed at adding a canonical transaction ordering (CTOR) process to the Bitcoin Cash protocol. Then there’s the topic of whether or not the BCH developers should add the opcode OP_Checkdatasig (CDS) into the codebase. Some believe CDS will be beneficial to Bitcoin scripting applications and allow for all […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto-Idealism Is the Future That Crypto-Statists Need to Defame

Crypto-Idealism Is the Future That Crypto-Statists Need to DefameThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 10, Part 5 Crypto-Idealism is the Future that Crypto-Statists Need to Defame by Wendy McElroy [A]ll those who used their knowledge in a bid to enact social change saw cryptography as a tool to enhance individual privacy and to shift power […]

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The Daily: Binance Expands, Putin Advisor Visits Huobi, Brazilian Brokerage Goes Crypto

The Daily: Binance Expands, Putin Advisor Visits Huobi, Brazilian Brokerage Goes CryptoCryptocurrency exchange Binance is making good on its promises to expand globally – focusing on emerging markets and fiat-to-crypto trading services. Also in The Daily, Huobi founder and CEO Leon Li meets a Putin adviser in Beijing, a leading Brazilian brokerage firm shares plans to launch a crypto exchange, and digital assets management firm Altonomy caters […]

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Financial Blockades Are Bad for Humanity But Great for Bitcoin

Financial Blockades Are Bad for Humanity But Great for BitcoinVloggers. Sex workers. Conservatives. Iranians. People from every strata of society, with nothing in common, save for a shared grievance. All have found themselves locked out without warning by their payment provider. Account frozen. Funds seized. Lifeline severed. And for what exactly? For the amorphous crime of failing to comply with the terms of service. […]

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PR: Crypto Exchange Bleutrade Confirms Its Presence In Malta

Crypto Exchange Bleutrade Confirms Its Presence In MaltaThe company, founded in Brazil, emerged in 2014 in the digital currency market as an innovative Exchange, working with a platform focused to simplify trades among cryptocurrencies. It is also the first Exchange in Latin America and has announced the opening of an office in Malta which takes with it almost 300 thousand users.

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Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy

Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled EconomyIf regional Turkish media is to be believed, no less than the country’s Minister of Finance (Finmin), Berat Albayrak, has proposed looking into the wildcat world of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to boost the economy. English-speaking press reports so far haven’t mentioned Turkey’s supposed turn toward state-backed crypto products, but they have […]

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Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them

Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans ThemUsing cryptocurrency for political donations has been a hot topic in many societies. Two recent developments demonstrate different views on the matter. A Taiwanese politician who has accepted bitcoin from his supporters believes crypto donations can help keep his country’s political system clean and transparent. At the same time, the California campaign watchdog says cryptocurrency […]

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Steve Hanke: Central Banks Fuel Wealth Loss and Inflation – The World Needs Less of Them

Central Banks Fuel Wealth Loss, Inflation - The World Needs Less Of Them: HankeRespected economist Professor Steve Hanke has chanted down central banks. While Hanke doesn’t tout cryptocurrency as an alternative, he does say that the world needs fewer central banks because these government-controlled entities are messing up economies and abusing monetary policy, while fueling inflation and loss of wealth. Also read: Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe For […]

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Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let’s Get Beyond Technocratic Thinking

Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let's Get Beyond Technocratic ThinkingThe following opinion piece on Moonshots and Mushrooms was written by Max Borders, director of Social Evolution and author of The Social Singularity.  When John F. Kennedy was president, he planted a stark and powerful, technocratic image in the minds of Americans…I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade […]

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Crypto-Community Debates Bitcoin Core Bug and a ‘Forced Upgrade’

Crypto-Community Debates Bitcoin Core Bug and a 'Forced Upgrade'This week the cryptocurrency community has been discussing and dealing with the critical vulnerability that was found in the Bitcoin Core (BTC) reference client. Many observers are calling the bug one of the worst issues BTC has had in years, comparing the exploit to the March 2013 mandatory hard fork. In fact, in the eyes […]

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