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Among the general public, Bitcoin is often viewed as a sort of anonymous online payment method for activities like buying drugs on darknet markets. However, the digital cash system is still far from anonymous, private, or even fungible. While there have been countless privacy-related improvement proposals for Bitcoin over the...
Over the past week or two, a story about Russia adding bitcoin to their foreign currency reserves has been reported in a variety of media outlets such as The Daily Telegraph, Fortune, and ZeroHedge. All of these stories cite Vladislav Ginko, who is an economics lecturer at the state-funded...
According to a post from three Lightning Network development teams on Medium, a release candidate for version 1.0 of the Lightning Network protocol has been completed, which includes compatibility between three different implementations of this layer-two scaling solution for Bitcoin. Multiple teams working on the Lightning Network first started to...
Although some view bitcoin miners as the de facto trusted third party in what is supposed to be a decentralized system, the reality is these users don’t wield as much power as some would think. In the past, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has argued that miner voting is Bitcoin’s...

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