Major Central Bank Institution BIS: Bitcoin Must Depart From Proof-of-Work

According to research conducted by the Bank for International Settlements, Bitcoin’s problems are only solvable by departing from proof-of-work. Bitcoin’s (BTC) problems are only solvable by departing from a proof-of-work (PoW) system, according to research published by the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) on Jan. 21. According to the paper, when in the future Bitcoin’s […]

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MIT, Stanford Researchers to Fund New ‘Globally Scalable’ Cryptocurrency, ‘Unit-e’

Major U.S. universities including MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley have teamed up to fund a new digital currency. A group of researchers from top United States universities have announced the launch of a “globally scalable decentralized payments network,” according to a press release published today, Jan. 17. The development of the cryptocurrency, dubbed “Unit-e,” is […]

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Blockchain Tech Firm Blockstream Launches Beta Version of Satellite API for Data Broadcast

Blockstream has announced the Beta version of its Satellite API designed to broadcast encrypted data. Blockchain technology company Blockstream is launching the beta version of its Blockstream Satellite API, designed to help developers broadcast data via the company’s satellite network. The launch was revealed in the official announcement published Jan. 16. The move follows the […]

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Bitfury Enters Music Industry With Blockchain-Based Open Source Platform Launch

Bitfury Surround joins the various blockchain solutions attempting to introduce more transparency to commercial music structures. Blockchain and Bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitfury announced the launch of a dedicated venture to open source the music industry in a blog post on Jan. 16. The spin-off, dubbed Bitfury Surround, aims to tackle the complex and often unfairly […]

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Crypto Trailblazer Nick Szabo: Central Banks Could Turn to Crypto to Support Reserves

Cryptocurrency pioneer Nick Szabo has argued that amidst rising geopolitical uncertainty, central banks could soon turn to cryptocurrency reserves. Cryptocurrency pioneer Nick Szabo has argued that central banks could soon turn to cryptocurrencies to shore up their reserves, Finance Magnates reports Jan. 9. Szabo is a veteran cryptographer, having developed the concept of “BitGold” — […]

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Bitcoin From Space: Blockstream CSO Explains Its Satellite Services

Blockstream’s satellite service hopes to increase the footprint and accessibility of the Bitcoin network around the world. Bitcoin’s wireless broadcast footprint has been expanded substantially thanks to Blockstream’s most recently leased satellite. The blockchain development firm confirmed it has leased a fifth satellite on Dec. 17, which is being used to broadcast the Bitcoin blockchain […]

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Bitcoin Payment Processor Closes Seed Investment Round Backed by Tim Draper

Bitcoin payment processor OpenNode has ended its seed investment round with Tim Draper and Draper Associates. Bitcoin (BTC) payment processor OpenNode has completed a seed investment round with investment from American venture capitalist Tim Draper, according to an announcement on Dec. 18. Founded in April 2018, OpenNode is a multi-layered Bitcoin payment processor for merchants […]

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