Post-fork Monero Decoy Selection Bias Could Have Detrimental Impact On Privacy

BTC.com engineer and concerned Monero user ‘Lacksfish’ has outlined a troubling bias towards the use of coinbase (block reward) transactions as decoys (also known as mixins) occuring on the post-fork Monero chain, with potentially troublesome privacy implications. The Github issue outlined here points towards a concerning number of recent transactions in which there is a disproportionate […]
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Bitcoin is Stable, and I Hate It

In perhaps the strongest sign that the market is maturing yet, Bitcoin has been less volatile than stocks for the past month.  While one month does not make a long term trend, it is an interesting development for the asset that is best known for its massive and sudden price swings. This data came to […]
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Crypto Wallet Edge Announces Integration of Changelly, Stellar, and More

Edge, a Californian startup formerly known as Airbitz, has released a major version update to the Edge Wallet, expanding users’ ability to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies, and enhancing user privacy, the company said on Thursday. The Version 1.4.0 update integrates exchange platforms Changelly and ShapeShift for additional currency support, and offers users a decentralized […]
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Blockchain.com Launches Custom Hardware Wallet Lockbox

Online wallet provider Blockchain.com has launched an exclusive hardware wallet in partnership with hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, according to its press release. Known as Blockchain Lockbox, the new handheld device combines Blockchain’s innovative software technology with the latest infrastructure solution to attain a novel integration in one product. Contrary to what bystanders may presume about […]
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Stablecoins Are Proliferating, Finds New Research

More than 100 unique stablecoins are currently in existence, almost double the number compiled last month, according to a new analysis and survey by blockchain entrepreneur Edan Yago and stablecoin resource Stable.Report. Backed by traditionally stable assets such as gold or the USD, stablecoins are quickly emerging as a viable alternative to volatile cryptocurrencies, offering […]
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Sony Pictures Joins Greenfence to Put Goosebumps Collectible Trading Cards on the Blockchain

If you were a child growing up in the 90s you may have read Goosebumps, the children’s horror fiction novels written by American author R.L. Stine. Books such as Say Cheese and Die, One Day at Horrorland, Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes, How I Got My Shrunken Head, and Vampire Breath are just a few […]
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Circle and Coinbase Join Forces on USD Coin

We previously covered the announcement of Centre and its first product USD Coin by Circle. Today, they have announced some news that will likely put USD Coin into the second stablecoin spot, behind the much maligned Tether. Coinbase has been announced as a co-founder of Centre and USD Coin alongside its sometimes rival Circle. Users […]
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Will the ‘Blockchain Phone’ Exodus 1 save HTC?

As if your phone wasn’t already enough of a target for thieves, now HTC wants you to store large amounts of cryptocurrency on it. Today they revealed the first “blockchain phone” called the HTC Exodus 1. Essentially, it is a phone with current flagship specs and walled off, hardware cryptocurrency wallet built in. Similar in […]
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Ethereum Gets An Open Source Block Explorer

Some much needed competition is entering the Ethereum blockchain explorer space, and this time. . . it is OPEN SOURCE, BAY BAY! Unlike bitcoin, which has several popular block explorers with a variety of functions, ethereum has been comparatively lacking. Etherscan.io is by far the most popular block explorer for the Ethereum blockchain. Etherchain, Ethplorer […]
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Crypto Social Network Minds Raises US$6M From Overstock.com Blockchain Subsidiary

Minds, Inc., a crypto social network, has raised US$6 million in a Series A investment from Medici Ventures, the wholly-owned blockchain subsidiary of Overstock.com. Overstock.com’s founder and CEO Patrick Byrne has joined Minds’ board of directors. Founded in 2011, Minds is an open-source, community-owned social networking platform that rewards users for their activity online. The […]
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