Not Everyone Wants to Fix Bitcoin’s ‘Time Warp Attack’ – Here’s Why

Bitcoin’s open-source developers don’t agree on many things, but you’d be forgiven if you thought something best known as an “attack” might be one of them. Still, there’s a divide forming in conversation surrounding bitcoin’s long-standing “timewarp attack” – and for good reason. First and foremost, Blockstream co-founder Mark Friedenbach recently found that the exploit […]

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Chainalysis Raises $16 Million for Real-Time Crypto Compliance

Blockchain startup Chainalysis has today announced a new real-time cryptocurrency compliance tool and a $16 million Series A investment from Benchmark Capital. Founded in 2014, Chainalysis provides cryptocurrency exchanges, international law enforcement agencies, and other clients with bitcoin transaction analysis software to help them comply with regulations, assess risk and identify illicit activity. Notably, the […]

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The New Ways to Save Crypto from a Post-Quantum World

What if a key piece of cryptography underpinning bitcoin fell apart? That might sound like science fiction (or even FUD – fear, uncertainty and doubt) to many a cryptocurrency enthusiast, yet hardly a day goes by without some breakthrough in the field of quantum computing hitting the wires. And while the technology will have many […]

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Twitter Pledges Action on Crypto Scams After Account Shadow Bans

Social media giant Twitter appears to be cracking down on cryptocurrency scam accounts – but several members of the crypto Twitter community have been caught in the fray. Responding to a tweet by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wrote that “we are on it.” Yet the statement drew some swift critiques […]

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Ripple Papers Promise New Start for $40 Billion XRP Cryptocurrency

The startup that oversees development of the world’s third most-valuable cryptocurrency, XRP, is moving to upgrade the underlying technology on which it operates. Announced Wednesday, San Francisco-based startup Ripple is releasing two new white papers for peer review – one describing XRP‘s consensus algorithm in a more formal way and the other outlining a way to […]

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IBM Wants You to Know the Ways Blockchain Can Go Wrong

As enterprise blockchains inch closer to live launches, a group of cybersecurity experts within IBM is out to make sure clients take every step to keep their new investments secure. Adewale Omoniyi, a senior managing consultant in the biometrics and cybersecurity for IBM Global Business Services, is one such professional, and on Wednesday, he sought […]

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