Israeli Firm Develops Tech Allowing Crypto Users to Retrieve Funds Sent in Error

Blockchain startup Kirobo says its technology can prevent the loss of cryptocurrency caused by human error when sending what are normally irreversible transactions between wallets. The firm’s Retrievable Transfer feature works by building a new layer onto existing blockchain protocols. Users then have the ability to “cancel” a transaction sent to an incorrect cryptocurrency wallet […]

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CoinDesk Guide to the World’s National Altcoins

UPDATE (27th March 22:40 GMT): More information, and coins. This year has seen a new, if predictable, trend in altcoin development: nation-based digital currencies. There are at least eight coins currently circulating or in development, with more surely to follow. Here is the CoinDesk guide to the main players and their current status. Unlike the […]

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1 Million Computers Hacked to Mine $2 Million-Worth of Cryptos

Cryptocurrency mining malware that infected over a million computers in China reportedly earned its creators more than $2 million over two years. According to a local news report on Monday, police in China’s Da Lian city have arrested 20 suspects from a computer technology firm who allegedly gained control of the large number of computers […]

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Blockchain’s Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular

Monacoin, bitcoin gold, zencash, verge and now, litecoin cash. At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with an attack that used to be more theoretical than actual, all in the last month. In each case, attackers have been able to amass enough computing power to compromise these smaller networks, rearrange their transactions and abscond […]

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The Decentralized Web Has Plans, if Not Solutions, to the Misinformation Nightmare

Last week President Donald Trump accused Twitter of stifling his speech after it accused him of spreading misinformation.  In an escalating series of actions, Twitter took the unprecedented step of fact-checking the U.S. President and then shielded another presidential tweet for “glorifying violence.” In response, Trump pushed out an executive order taking aim at a […]

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RenBTC Quietly Goes Live in Latest Bid to Bring Bitcoin to Ethereum

The latest implementation of bitcoin (BTC) on the Ethereum blockchain quietly went live this week. There are 1.24 renBTC live on the Ethereum mainnet now, according to Etherscan. Three sources with knowledge of the project have confirmed this is the Ren smart contract, live ahead of its launch announcement. Kain Warwick of Synthetix tweeted Wednesday […]

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