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Key takeaways: The League of Entropy is launching the first production-ready version of drand, a network that produces “randomness” (also known as entropy) for anyone to use. Randomness is essential to cryptographic security. Filecoin is the first protocol to use this version of drand in its upcoming mainnet launch to create decentralized, verifiable randomness for
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With the price of bitcoin knocking on $12K, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with another time-saving news roundup. Today’s stories: Bitcoin pushed above $12,000 as President Donald Trump ordered emergency economic aid measures that might just be a precursor to a new spending bill worth trillions of dollars.  The attacker attempted to double-spend roughly $3.3
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Human ingenuity finds a way around limitations. Sometimes these limitations are obstacles in the way of progress, and creative thinking comes up with new paths. Sometimes these limitations are a lack of knowledge, and experimentation pushes the boundaries of the possible. And sometimes the limitations are rules, which a few believe don’t apply to them,
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Long Reads Sunday features excerpts about public and private markets, the new bitcoin bull market, and DJ Marshmello. Two Reasons Crypto’s Bull Market Is Coming – Anil Lulla on CoinDeskThe next bull market isn’t just about the bitcoin-dollar devaluation narrative but about decentralized finance providing a solid place to redeploy existing crypto capital. The Business
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Ben Goertzel is founder and CEO of SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI marketplace project. The global need for scalable, usable decentralized information technologies has never been more acute than right now, mid-pandemic.    Forced digitalization is driving most of the world’s population further into the grip of big tech companies. As more of life goes online, more
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Attorneys representing cryptocurrency exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex notified Judge Failla of the Southern District of New York Friday of their intention to move for summary judgment in a class action case that alleges they, along with Tether and Bitfinex, were involved in fraud and market manipulation, according to court filings. Disclosure The leader in blockchain
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The Director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives gives an eye-opening, 200-year history of today’s most powerful economic institution. Our main conversation is with Dr. George Selgin. In this eye-opening conversation, he and NLW go deep on the history, present and future of central banks, including: Disclosure The leader in blockchain
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Emily Parker is CoinDesk’s Global Macro Editor. Wednesday, the Trump administration announced The Clean Network program, which is supposed to protect Americans’ private information from “malign actors,” namely China. The basic idea is that barring Chinese apps and companies will make America safe again. “Building a Clean fortress around our citizens’ data will ensure all
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Ethereum Classic has suffered its second 51% attack in a week after more than 4,000 blocks were reorganized Thursday morning. Mining pool Ethermine’s parent entity Bitfly and crypto exchange Binance reported the reorganization, announcing all Ethereum Classic payouts, withdrawals and deposits had been suspended due to the attack. It’s unclear how much the attacker has
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A Brazilian crypto businessman who allegedly arranged his former lawyer’s murder rather than pay the man a R$2.5 million ($471,965) bitcoin debt remains jailed after Brazil’s Supreme Court rejected his request for freedom. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a
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