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Adam Back: Some ICOs Funded Useful Research Despite Being Unethical

Adam Back recently took to Twitter with controversial comments on many of the industry’s largest crypto projects — including Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Ripple (XRP), and Stellar (XML). His tweets placed these projects in the same category as a number of bonafide scams, which he considers to have been orchestrated as “premines”. We interviewed Back …

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Charlie Lee, Adam Back Lead $3.1M Private Token Raise for Blockchain Game ‘Infinite Fleet’

Online space strategy game “Infinite Fleet,” developed by Pixelmatic, has raised $3.1 million through a private security token offering (STO). Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital …

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Federated Sidechains: $8M in BTC Stuck in Limbo, Analyst Says Action ‘Violates Liquid’s Security Model’

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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Yield Farming Pool Concept May Solidify Ethereum’s Role as BTC’s Main Sidechain

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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Blockstream’s Liquid Network Sent $8M in BTC Unsafely, Says Bitcoin Developer

Bitcoins stored on the Liquid Network were temporarily able to be seized by network moderators Thursday night. The potential vulnerability in the Bitcoin sidechain’s security parameters was discovered by Summa founder James Prestwich. Liquid – a network developed and overseen by Blockstream and meant to move bitcoins around more quickly than the Bitcoin blockchain – …

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Documents Show Craig Wright Claims to Own a Bitcoin Address With 80,000 BTC Stolen From Mt Gox

Chinese Government Crackdowns and Cheap Hydropower- Miners Migrate from North to South China China-based bitcoin miners have started to migrate southbound from North China, according to local reports. The operators are having difficulties and are transitioning mining facilities for cheap hydro-powered electricity. Testimonials also show that 64 mining operations in the prefecture in … read …

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Blockchain Gamers Earned $20M in Their First Year

New research compares how much gamers and game developers made in the year following the launches of some of the most popular blockchain-based games.  According to data from Flipside Crypto, the overwhelming majority of revenue was earned by just one, very famous, game. Revenue Earned By Blockchain Gamers & Gaming Companie Cat breeding is very …

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Blockstream Launches Ventures Initiative to Grow Liquid’s Ecosystem

Blockstream, the firm behind the Bitcoin (BTC) sidechains Liquid and Lightning Network, has launched its “Liquid Ventures Initiative,” which seeks to connect developers looking to build on the commercial sidechain with crypto investors. The announcement follows the completion of the first Liquid Demo Day, which saw participation from startups and developers from Hong Kong, Israel, …

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Satoshi Didn’t Sign Craig Wright Message, Says Crypto Researcher

Yesterday, a Bitcoin (BTC) miner (or multiple Bitcoin miners) signed a message calling Craig Wright a fraud. One of the addresses used had been previously attributed to the Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. The message was signed with 145 signatures belonging to the 145 corresponding addresses, one of those addresses: 12CTHhyJtr49LgoUShbWgebLBviLAFj6nj, was a Coinbase address for …

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Bitcoin Miners Revenue Plunge 48% as Halving Impact Kicks In

Revenue for Bitcoin (BTC) miners plunged 48% a day following the third halving, as the full impact of the periodic supply cut event began to take effect. According to data from crypto company Blockchain, the total value of block subsidies and transaction fees paid to miners crashed to $8.95 million on May 12 from $17.16 …

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