Bitcoin Privacy Enhanced: Reusable Payment Codes Just Got More Useful

Reusable payment codes, which can be used in place of bitcoin addresses to give transactions more privacy, just got more useful. Now there is a directory for payment codes, beta-launched last week by the Samourai Wallet developers. Also read: Reusable ‘Payment Codes’ for Privacy: Coming to a Wallet Near You?  What is a Payment Code?

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‘Dangerous, Reckless’: DCG’s SegWit Reflections Get Tepid Response

As the debate on segregated witness (SegWit) rolls on, Bitcoin Think editor Beautyon has hit

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Are Bitcoin Traders Planning for an ETF Approval?

Are traders pricing in the SEC’s upcoming decision on the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF? We asked experts from across the industry.

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The birth of Enterprise Ethereum in 2017

Enterprise use of blockchain technology has evolved at an almost unfathomable rate over the past 24 months. From early bitcoin experiments, senior bankers joining start-ups, the launch of the public Ethereum decentralized application platform and the many private, permissioned systems currently under development using the Ethereum technology, to the creation of industry consortia, blockchain has emerged as one of the top enterprise IT trends entering 2017.

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Communication through Skin Patterns

Interesting research. (Popular article here.) As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered….

Dash Releases Major Software Upgrade, Sets Foundation for Evolution

Dash, a privacy-centric cryptocurrency, has unveiled its largest software upgrade since inception. Sentinel, or Dash version 12.1, is setting the foundation for Dash’s much anticipated decentralized payments system Evolution. The Sentinel upgrade includes feature additions and significant improvements to backend protocols, governance, voting and privacy functions, and represents Dash’s largest redesign in its three-year history. […]

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Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board OK with Bitcoin for Pot

The Washington State Senate recently heard arguments about SB 5264, a bill to ban virtual currency use in the cannabis industry. Founders of Payqwick, which some refer to as the “Paypal of Pot”, spoke for banning Bitcoin. Founders of Bitcoin point-of-sale service Posabit, as well as a lawyer from Perkins Coie, spoke against a virtual

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Xapo edges closer to Switzerland

Bitcoin wallet startup Xapo recently announced that it has received conditional approval from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to operate from Switzerland. Xapo CEO Wences Casares stated that both the company and FINMA have spent, “a tremendous amount of time and resources,” in the two year long approval process.

New ‘Bitcoin Kiosk’ Aims to Make Buying Easier Than Ever

Paxful has unleashed their new ‘Bitcoin Kiosk’  widget allowing anyone to buy bitcoin in 300 different

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Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Fossils from the Early Jurassic

New fossil bed discovered in Alberta: The finds at the site include 16 vampyropods, a relative of the vampire squid with its ink sac and fine details of its muscles still preserved in exquisite detail. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered….

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