A Facebook Bug, Election Meddling, and More Security News This Week

 Election meddling reports, an abundance of bugs, and more of this week’s top security...

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Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities
Jul08

Dark Web Alleged Silk Road Conspirator Handed to US Authorities

Dark web alleged Silk Road conspirator, Gary Davis of Ireland, agreed recently to be extradited to the United States. Once on US soil, he will face charges levied against him five years ago in connection with the eventual conviction of Ross Ulbricht (who prosecutors claim was the site’s mastermind). Mr. Davis, should he be convicted, would receive a life sentence.   Also read: US Presidential Candidate Would Pardon Snowden,...

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Five Universities Offer Crypto Courses in Spain, Argentina and Venezuela
Jul08

Five Universities Offer Crypto Courses in Spain, Argentina and Venezuela

Five universities across three Spanish-speaking countries are now offering crypto courses. Among major topics of studies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, initial coin offerings (ICOs), smart contracts, DAOs, and crypto-economics. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Universidad de Alcalá, Spain Universidad de Alcalá is a public university located in Alcalá de...

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Hyperbitcoinization: $100mil Per Coin by 2030
Jul08

Hyperbitcoinization: $100mil Per Coin by 2030

The ultimate success of bitcoin, hyperbitcoinization, contains the possibility of a purposeful and bright future. Inevitable mass adoption will lead to a globally dominant currency. Pushing all other competitors out means, ultimately, mooning prices. At least one theorist believes the above will happen, and further postulates one hundred million dollars per bitcoin could be in the works as early as 2030. Also read: 27% of...

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A Look at the Long and Annoying Process of Claiming Bitcoin Forks
Jul08

A Look at the Long and Annoying Process of Claiming Bitcoin Forks

Over the past year, there has been a lot of forked coins based on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) codebase in various forms and with all types of interesting names. There are anywhere between 40-70 forked coins in the ecosystem that are worth a few bucks, while some of them are worthless and not worth the time to claim. Over the past three weeks, news.Bitcoin.com started the process of collecting as many forks as we can, just to see if the...

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