Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously

A new use case is emerging for cryptocurrency: helping women who’ve suffered sexual harassment or assault gain financial independence while also protecting their privacy. Case in point, a sexual assault survivor used the crypto-powered payment processor Seeds to crowdfund $500 in September after the trauma left her unable to work for several months. Had she […]

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Elon Musk Impostors Hack US Lawmaker, Book Publisher in Twitter Scams

A number of verified Twitter accounts were compromised Monday – including those owned by a U.S. lawmaker, a film company, and a book publisher – all to impersonate SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk. Each of the compromised accounts engaged in a well-known crypto giveaway scam by promising to send large amounts of bitcoin to […]

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Builders on Wall Street: Bitcoin Devs Host Lightning Hack Day

It was described as “not a normal conference.” Sure, speakers took to the podium to present their futuristic ideas – a staple at the cryptocurrency space’s many, many conferences. But the Lightning Hackday, which took place in the heart of Wall Street on October 27th and 28th, was all-in-all more of a community-led endeavor with […]

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Australian Startup Invites Steve Wozniak to a Crypto Holiday Town

An Australian travel tech startup has invited Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to Agnes Water and Town of 1770, the country’s first digital currency towns. Brisbane-based TravelbyBit extended the invitation after the American inventor expressed his interests to travel the world using nothing but bitcoin, as reported by local publication Micky. The company, which enables businesses […]

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Bitcoin’s White Paper: The Blueprint for a Payments Model T

David Schwartz is CTO at Ripple. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. In 1991, my patent for a multi-level distributed computer network was granted. I was working on graphics rendering problems requiring significant amounts of CPU power and wanted to distribute computing-intensive tasks to a […]

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The Double-Spend (What Bitcoin’s White Paper Solved Forever)

Bill Barhydt is the founder and CEO of Abra. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. I remember reading Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin white paper for the first time a few weeks after it was released. I also remember the phrase that really grabbed my attention: “We […]

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Belgium Regulator Blacklists 21 Crypto Firms Suspecting Fraud

The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has added 21 new websites of suspected cryptocurrency scams to its blacklist. Belgium’s financial regulator published the list on its official website, bringing their tally of suspected crypto scams in the country to 99. The agency found that despite their prior warnings concerning the risks associated with crypto […]

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Woman Steals $65,000 Worth Cryptocurrencies in Australia’s First Every Crypto Theft

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested by the Sydney police for stealing $65,000 worth cryptocurrencies from a 56-year-old man. Brisbane Times reported that the woman hacked the victim’s email account in January 2018. She used the two-step verification feature by changing the password and verifying it with her mobile number. She then sent 100,00 XRP […]

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