‘Crypto’ for ‘Cryptography’: How Justified Is the Exuberance Around Apple’s Developer CryptoKit?

As Apple unveils its new cryptographic framework, experts weigh in on its relevance to the cryptocurrency industry. Yannick Sierra, security engineering and architecture manager for Apple, opened up the cryptography session at the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and presented the CryptoKit with these words: Welcome to the bitcoin session! (Laughter in the room). Kidding […]

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LocalBitcoin Loses Traders After Cash Trading Ban: ‘Not Very Local’

Peer-to-peer bitcoin trading platform LocalBitcoins removes in-person cash deals — what does that mean for the future of cash trades? On June 1, Finnish peer-to-peer (p2p) bitcoin (BTC) trading platform LocalBitcoins quietly removed in-person cash trading from its service. Three days later, the company publicly confirmed the ban on Twitter. As per the accompanying statement, […]

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Brazilian Banks to Implement New HyperLedger-Powered Digital ID Platform

Brazilian banks will be implementing a new standardized blockchain identity solution powered by Hyperledger Fabric. Brazilian banks will be implementing a new standardized blockchain identity solution powered by the Hyperledger Fabric-platform, Cointelegraph Brazil reported on June 2. The identity solution — co-developed by IBM and the country’s central bank, CIP — is reportedly to be […]

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