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How to Explore Blockchain

How to Explore Blockchain Arno Laeven is a strategy and innovation consultant at Laeven Consult, and the former blockchain lead for global healthcare giant Philips. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Laeven offers his advice for organisations setting out to explore blockchain with a view to adoption, arguing that expectations need to be managed at this…

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'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready

'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready A world without gambling scams – that’s just the latest big idea being tested on the ethereum blockchain. While much of the news lately has been on the platform’s increasing enterprise use, the project is still a predominantly open-source community, one fueled by the ideas…

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Follow the Leader: Analyzing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Price Correlations

Follow the Leader: Analyzing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Price Correlations Is there a correlation between the price movements of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and crypto assets? The answer to that question varies quite a bit based on which asset – and which time period – you look at, according to a recent CoinDesk analysis of CryptoCompare…

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This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT

This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT Strong claims need strong proof, so when the founders of NeuroMesh described their bitcoin-based product as an “unhackable botnet”, there were a lot of questions to be asked. Still, the claim has already been backed by such accolades as a second-place prize in the MIT $100k startup challenge…

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Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin

Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin Willy Woo is an entrepreneur, investor, trader and cryptocurrency enthusiast. In this guest piece, Woo weighs in on the block size, analyzing the charts to offer a novel take on bitcoin’s big debate. Ultimately, he finds that there’s little evidence to suggest current network congestion is a…

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A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead

A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead A decision by a major exchange to fight the SEC rejection of a proposed bitcoin ETF has little chance of success, according to analysts polled by CoinDesk. Bats BZX Exchange, one of the largest US equities markets, recently filed a petition asking US regulators to reconsider a ruling on the…

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Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000

Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000 Bitcoin prices fell below $1,000 this morning as support for the digital currency waned. Prices had hit a low of $969.35 by the time of reporting, having started the session at an average of $1,029.95, CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) data indicates. At press time, the average price of bitcoin was $977, a…

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Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Developers Aren't Worrying About a Fork

Keep Calm and Bitcoin On? Developers Aren't Worrying About a Fork Amid one of the more turbulent phases of bitcoin’s two-year scaling debate, calm and collected might not seem like adjectives you’d use to describe bitcoin developers. Yet, now that a sizeable number of miners are running Bitcoin Unlimited, a popular (and controversial) alternative bitcoin software,…

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Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan

Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan Bitcoin Core developers released a new technology roadmap today that charts the project’s planned transition from its current digital signature algorithm to a more advanced alternative. If implemented, the proposal would find ‘Schnorr signatures’ replacing the ECDSA signatures bitcoin uses today to sign transactions. By making the switch, developers…

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Report: Bitcoin Social Media Scams Are On the Rise

Report: Bitcoin Social Media Scams Are On the Rise The rise in popularity and price of bitcoin has led to greater instances of scams perpetrated through social media, according to a new report. Released by ZeroFOX, the report categorizes these new types of scams, collecting data from the point at which bitcoin became worth more…

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