The Bolt-A-Thon Sequel to Spark Lightning Innovation

From December 6 to 8, 2019, the second edition of the Bolt-A-Thon will take place in the natural habitat of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network — the internet. The Lightning-centered hackathon and conference is a follow-up to the inaugural event in April 2019, where many creative ideas were presented and many Lightning-focused projects made tangible …

Mimblewimble Attacked Using $60 Per Week on AWS

Ivan Bogatyy of Dragonfly Research says he was able to use as little as $60 per week on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expose a critical vulnerability on the Mimblewimble (MW) privacy architecture. This flaw in the MW protocol may dent the network’s aspiration of being a viable alternative to other privacy-focused blockchains like ZCash …

SNICKER: How Alice and Bob Can Mix Bitcoin With No Interaction

SNICKER could be the next tool in Bitcoin’s growing privacy toolbox. Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users’ privacy today. This is a problem. Bitcoin users might not necessarily want the world to know where they spend their money, what …

Crypto Market Leaders Share Their Worst Banking Experiences

Many of the people working in the cryptocurrency industry had a negative banking experience. Some were prevented from accessing their funds while others lost their accounts. It’s no surprise that many people are working hard to disrupt the banking industry. Many of today’s leaders in the cryptocurrency space were victims of poor banking. To some, …

3 Things Stopping Bitcoin From Returning to $20k

Bitcoin is known for its meteoric rises and plummeting dips, but the price has not seen much upward momentum over the past few months. Ever since Bitcoin topped $20k in December 2017, people have been waiting for the bull market to return. However, there are a few things that may be keeping the price down. …

Cashaa Announces U.S. Dollar Bank Accounts for Cryptocurrency Firms

Bitcoin banking platform Cashaa will soon offer U.S. dollar bank accounts for cryptocurrency-focused businesses, except those operating in sanctioned countries.  Cashaa offers banking services like International Bank Account Number (IBAN) accounts, international SWIFT transfers for fiat and credit card processing for cryptocurrency-based businesses, which often struggle to receive these services from traditional banks. It also …

Bitcoin SV Miners Forced to HODL, Crypto Fund CIO Says

Recent data reveals that BSV miners are increasingly holding their block rewards as opposed to selling them on the market. Some argue that this is the result of a decreasing demand for the asset.  Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary Bitcoin SV celebrates it’s first year of mining today, since hard-forking from Bitcoin Cash and striking out …