YouTube Rippers Battle RIAA in Takedown Whack-a-Mole
Jan29

YouTube Rippers Battle RIAA in Takedown Whack-a-Mole

Late last year the RIAA started targeting several YouTube rippers and downloaders by sending relatively rare takedown requests to Google. Instead of the usual DMCA copyright notices, the music group asked the search engine to remove various URLs for alleged violations of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision. The sites in question circumvent YouTube’s rolling cipher, which is a technical protection measure that protects...

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BitTorrent Owner Accused of Profiting From Movie Piracy
Jan29

BitTorrent Owner Accused of Profiting From Movie Piracy

In 2018, Justin Sun’s Rainberry Inc. successfully acquired BitTorrent Inc. While the name Rainberry is rarely used in public, company brands such as BitTorrent, TRON, and TRX are more easily recognized by the public, with controversy rarely far behind. Developments related to these various brands are usually followed closely by the cryptocurrency press, mainly due to Sun’s voluminous tweets that tend to focus on crypto...

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Localcryptos Lets You Cash Out BTC P2P – Minus the KYC 
Jan28

Localcryptos Lets You Cash Out BTC P2P – Minus the KYC 

If you’ve ever had a sudden need for fiat while all in crypto, you’ll understand the difficulty of cashing out without KYC-ing away your identity and that of your unborn children. Localbitcoins is now an AML hellhole, Bisq is great if you’re happy to wait two days for a trade, which leaves what exactly? Localcryptos.com. That’s what. Also read: A Bitcoin War Is Brewing Over KYC What’s the Deal With...

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Governments and Enterprises Can’t Get Enough of Blockchain – The Gateway to Bitcoin
Jan28

Governments and Enterprises Can’t Get Enough of Blockchain – The Gateway to Bitcoin

Governments have long been wary of Bitcoin, while expressing admiration for its innovative ledger system. This trend can be traced back till 2014, when the “blockchain not bitcoin” mantra was coined. Six years on and that sentiment is being backed by action as governments and businesses the world over commission blockchain initiatives. Are these entities genuinely bullish on blockchain? Or are they simply trying to stay...

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Heated Debate Continues Over Bitcoin Cash Infrastructure Funding Plan
Jan28

Heated Debate Continues Over Bitcoin Cash Infrastructure Funding Plan

Last Wednesday, the founder of the mining operation Btc.top announced a proposal that would fund Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development over the course of six months. Over the last five days, the funding plan has been the most dominant conversation within the BCH ecosystem, as supporters debate the merits of the miner’s proposal. This week, BCH community members heard from the developer Imaginary Username, Bitcoin Unlimited’s...

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