Web3 Domain Name Service ENS DAO Loses Its Web Address Because Virgil Griffith, the Programmer Who Could Renew It, Sits in Jail

According to Khori Whittaker, the Executive Director of ENS, “Virgil Griffith, who was working at the Ethereum Foundation when ENS launched, was an early contributor to the ENS protocol. Because ENS is a permissionless protocol, anyone can build dApps on top of it, which is the case for Virgil’s involvement with eth.link. He purchased the […]

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Privacy Protocol Monero Is Getting a Major Upgrade

Monero, the popular privacy-focused cryptocurrency protocol, is preparing for a major network upgrade this weekend (targeted for Saturday, August 13). Monero, whose native token is monero (XMR), is an open-source project that launched in 2014 as “Bitmonero.” It claims XMR is a secure, private and untraceable cryptocurrency that keeps financial transactions confidential.

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Tether, Bitfinex, Hypercore Launch Encrypted Communications Protocol Holepunch

“Web2 requires users to give up control of their data, which has led to the rise of monopolies and growing privacy concerns,” Ardoino said. “That is why Tether and Bitfinex chose to participate in the development of Holepunch and Keet. It believes that freedom of choice, communication and finances are the lifeblood of the future, […]

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How I Became a Bitcoin Developer Fresh Out of High School

Despite the current bear market, Brozzoni remains optimistic about Bitcoin’s future. She expresses confidence in Bitcoin’s “antifragility,” a word (ironically) coined by Nassim Taleb, one of Bitcoin’s harshest critics. An antifragile entity is one that not only survives adversity, but thrives on it. In his book, “Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder,” Taleb uses the […]

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