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BIP 91 Has Activated. Here’s What That Means (and What It Does Not) ( 07/20/2017 - 9:20pm
It looks as if Bitcoin is getting Segregated Witness . Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 91 (BIP 91) just locked in. Up to 90 percent of...


NRI Launches Blockchain Technology Assessment Service ( 07/21/2017 - 12:45pm
A subsidiary of global consulting firm NRI has announced the launch of a new blockchain system assessment service. Source
South Africa Will Begin Testing Bitcoin ( 07/21/2017 - 11:40am
The South African Reserve Bank has announced that it will trial cryptocurrency regulations. Loerien Gamaroff, CEO of Bankymoon, has...
Blockchain Startup Billon Nets €2 Million From EU Research Fund ( 07/21/2017 - 11:10am
A U.K. blockchain startup has received a notable grant to continue its work with the technology. Source
Utility Settlement Coin Creator to Open-Source Modular Blockchain Software ( 07/21/2017 - 9:00am
The secretive firm behind the Utility Settlement Coin project has told CoinDesk of plans to roll-out new open-source offerings. Source
Trust Your Odometer? Blockchain Test Aims to Turn Tide on Car Tampering ( 07/21/2017 - 7:30am
If you've ever bought a used car you'll understand why BigchainDB has developed a platform that tracks vehicle history on a blockchain...

Dark Web

The drug trade on the darknet has positively risen since the shutdown of the Silk Road Market in 2016. It has attracted traffic from...
Texas Playpen Member Found Guilty of All Charges ( 07/21/2017 - 7:42am
Like dozens of the defendants caught in the FBI’s “ Operation Pacifier ,” 39-year-old Daryl Glenn Pawlak fought the case with vigor...
Hansa Market Taken Down in Global Law Enforcement Operation ( 07/20/2017 - 2:57pm
After darknet market AlphaBay went offline on July 4, many of its users migrated to Hansa Market — and played right into the hands of...
Netherlands Police Bust Three Darknet Traffickers ( 07/20/2017 - 1:12pm
In early July, the National Police in North Holland raided eight locations in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, and Zandvoort. The searches were...


Parity Wallet Hacker Cashes out $90,000 in Stolen Ether ( 07/20/2017 - 1:55pm
Perpetrators who exploited a flaw in a popular ethereum wallet software yesterday have taken steps to sell their stolen funds. Source
U.S. Congressman Says ‘Digital Currencies Are Not Compliant’ ( 07/20/2017 - 11:01am
On July 8 the Financial Services Committee for the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing concerning digital currencies. The...

Satoshi Nakamoto

Let's not forget who the real enemy is. ( 07/21/2017 - 3:27am
Bitcoin has been so wrapped up in this 'civil war' that we seem to have lost sight of the real enemy: Central Banks, Federal Reserve...


Crypto Asset Class Clears $90 Billion as Bitcoin Price Spikes ( 07/21/2017 - 9:45am
The total value of all cryptocurrencies rose on Friday, crossing $90bn for the first time in weeks. Source
PR: Why is BitDice Shutting Down its Current Investor Program and Running the ICO Instead? ( 07/21/2017 - 9:00am
This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material...
ECB President: Cryptocurrency Price Boom Having Limited Effect on Economy ( 07/21/2017 - 8:15am
The president of the European Union's central bank has issued new remarks that touch on the rising price of cryptocurrencies. Source


BIP148 looks to be a total victory - Thanks to all those involved! ( 07/21/2017 - 7:47am
When you make a demand, and not only is every part of your demand met, but even more is given, that is the ultimate success. BIP148...
Am I the only one here who isn't celebrating because the real shitstorm is still ahead? ( 07/21/2017 - 5:48am
I mean, as I understand it, there's a high probability that we'll still be facing a contentious hard fork and a chain split in a...
BIP-91 lock-in does not guarantee segwit will be activated unless BIP-91 is actually enforced ( 07/20/2017 - 9:25pm
(repost by request ) Soft-forks are ultimately enforced by users, not miners, and right now practically no users are running BIP-91...

Bitcoin Exchanges

Federal Judge Sides with Coinbase Customer Against IRS ( 07/21/2017 - 7:00am
A federal judge has ruled in favor of an anonymous customer of the bitcoin exchange Coinbase against the Internal Revenue Service,...
Bitcoin Exchanges Advise Caution as Scaling Proposals Collide ( 07/20/2017 - 7:00am
With a number of developer proposals set to collide in the coming days, exchanges are issuing policy updates for bitcoin users. Source


Arrested Hacker Claims $30 Million Bitcoin Theft – But Offers Little Proof ( 07/21/2017 - 6:00am
A Pennsylvania resident is claiming to have stolen millions in bitcoin, though he's offered police little in the way of evidence...


Various aspects of the invention relate to creating a process and system that manages integration of securitization elements into...

United States

A Globally Coordinated Operation Just Took Down Alphabay and Hansa ( 07/20/2017 - 8:34pm
On July 20, “ after a globally coordinated operation ” between law enforcement agencies worldwide, the United States Department of...


Garza Pleads Guilty: GAW Miners CEO Cops to $9 Million Fraud ( 07/20/2017 - 3:20pm
A notorious cryptocurrency executive plead guilty to a count of wire fraud on Thursday. He now faces up to 20 years in prison. Source

Spy Grid

♪ Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? Not use your Hotmail or we'll get you ( 07/20/2017 - 4:28pm
Feds track owner of dark-web market, thanks to abject idiocy The owner of dark-web marketplace AlphaBay was tracked down by Feds...
Alphabay shutdown: Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? Not use your Hotmail... ( 07/20/2017 - 4:28pm
Analysis ...or the Feds will get you ♪ The alleged owner of dark-web marketplace AlphaBay was tracked down by FBI because he was...


Kosovo Gets First Bitcoin ATM Despite Central Bank’s Warning ( 07/20/2017 - 3:00pm
Soon after the central bank issued a warning about digital currencies including bitcoin, Kosovo sees several signs of rising bitcoin...


BKA Seized a Darknet Child Abuse Forum ( 07/20/2017 - 7:12am
For five weeks, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Frankfurt announced , German law enforcement investigated a darknet child abuse...
Russia Prepares to Legalize ICOs ( 07/20/2017 - 3:09am
Russia is currently working on a regulatory framework to legalize Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), local publications reported on...
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