What Google’s Quantum Breakthrough Means for Blockchain Cryptography

We’ve been warned for years that a quantum computing breakthrough is just around the corner. When that day comes, we’re told, it could render existing encryption standards obsolete, threatening the security of every major blockchain. It seems that day has finally arrived, with Google achieving “quantum supremacy.” Impressive as the feat is, however, it doesn’t signal game over for crypto networks – and least not yet. Also read: How Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain Projects Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Security Model They Actually Did It, the Absolute Madmen On Friday, the…

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Iran Is Being Targeted for Economic Independence, Not Terrorism

New, unprecedented economic sanctions have been imposed on Iran’s central bank after blame for a September 14 oil field attack was pinned on the nation by U.S. leaders. The sanctions blacklist the Iranian central bank and sovereign wealth fund, further severing the country’s already tenuous ties to the global market. With soldiers and weapons “of defensive nature” to be shipped to the Middle East in the wake of the attacks, some are questioning the true motives of U.S. foreign policymakers. Iran is not the first nation openly critical of the…

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6 Noncustodial Crypto Payment Solutions for Merchants

You don’t have to be a bitcoin purist or tech tinkerer to want to accept cryptocurrency without using a third party. With lower merchant fees, greater network uptime, and no chargebacks, noncustodial crypto payments have several advantages over traditional fiat payment systems. Here are six noncustodial options for accepting crypto in-store and online. Also read: How Cryptocurrencies Can Mitigate Some of Brexit’s Negative Effects Accept Crypto With No Questions Asked For merchants interested in accepting cryptocurrency in-store or online, there’s now a wealth of options. Major companies like Coinbase and…

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How Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain Projects Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Security Model

Since 2011, just after Satoshi Nakamoto left the Bitcoin project for good, networks have emerged that leverage the BTC chain in some way. A variety of projects over the last nine years have found value in anchoring some sort of feature set to BTC in order to bolster the satellite’s underlying network. The following article examines when these anchor-style projects started, where they are today, and how these concepts have been perceived by the crypto community. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC Blockchain…

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Bankera Launches a Global Crypto Backed Lending Solution

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The team behind Bankera, which is building the bank for the blockchain era, has announced the release of its very own lending solution – ​ Bankera Loans​. The solution aims to provide flexible and secure crypto-backed loans to cryptocurrency holders globally starting from as low as 100 EUR up to as high as…

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Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC

Technically speaking, it’s impossible to destroy bitcoins. But it is possible to send coins to an unspendable address, rendering them redundant to all intents and purposes. In October 2011, that’s exactly what Mark Karpeles did when he consigned 2,609 BTC to eternal oblivion due to a scripting error. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 16: The First Mt. Gox Hack How to Destroy One Week’s Profits in One Click In the last installment of Bitcoin History, Mt. Gox had just suffered its first hack in summer 2011. Less than four months…

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How Cryptocurrencies Can Mitigate Some of Brexit’s Negative Effects

Brexit, the European divorce saga that has been going on for years, has created a lot of headaches for politicians and ordinary people on both sides of the Channel. The process of Britain leaving the European Union is now heading towards another one of its deadlines while London and Brussels are trying to separate with an agreement. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed there will be an exit on October 31, deal or no deal. Brits and their Euro neighbors are bracing for another jolt in the continent’s economic and…

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Esports, Cannabis and BCH: First AMA With Bitcoin.com CEO Stefan Rust

Stefan Rust, the new CEO of Bitcoin.com, sat down to answer all your questions about his work and how furthering Bitcoin Cash adoption advances economic freedom to the world. During the hour-long AMA he talked about a wide range of topics, such as how bitcoin cash (BCH) can reach new audiences in fields such as esports and the cannabis market. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Futures Expected to Open up US Market by Q1 2020 Bitcoin.com CEO Hosts AMA Ask me anything (AMA) sessions are a great way to learn about…

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SLP Token Environment Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to Expand

According to public data, a number of individuals are creating tokens using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain every day. The SLP ecosystem is expanding and has given anyone the ability to create the next great digital token for tomorrow. Also read: Snowden: US Seizing My Book Revenue is ‘Good for Bitcoin’ SLP Hackathon Prize Pool Grows, Crescent Cash Improvements, and Art on the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain If you follow the BCH community, you’ve likely heard of the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) and the tokens…

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How Did You Get Into Bitcoin? Crypto Twitter Responds

Everybody loves a story. When it comes to how people first got into cryptocurrency, there’s no exception. Crypto Twitter (CT) is full of humorous, thought-provoking, and unexpected tales of diving down the Satoshi rabbit hole, and the reasons for entering the space are as diverse as the people themselves. Also Read: North Korea Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency to Bypass Economic Sanctions Reasons for Getting Into Bitcoin Trawling CT, one can find many scattered gemstones and nuggets of interest about people’s discovery of Bitcoin. Recently there have been a few prominent…

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