iTunes Doesn't Encrypt Downloads—on Purpose

While HTTPS has made the web at large a much safe place, Apple has chosen to forgo it for iTunes and App Store...

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Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double
Dec03

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the price of the petro, his country’s national “cryptocurrency,” has been increased from 3,600 sovereign bolivars to 9,000. While the wallet for the petro is still unavailable, the Venezuelan government continues to sell the digital currency and issue certificates of purchase to buyers. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community...

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Bitcoin History Part 2: The Bitcoin Symbol
Dec03

Bitcoin History Part 2: The Bitcoin Symbol

In the second installment of our series on key moments from Bitcoin’s history, we look at the circumstances that led to the selection of the distinctive ₿ symbol and corresponding logo. As internet records show, the initial Bitcoin logo was one of the few nontechnical aspects of Bitcoin in which Satoshi Nakamoto had a say. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 1: In the Beginning From Baht to Bitcoin When Satoshi published his...

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New Software Copernicus Has Mined Its First Bitcoin Cash Block
Dec03

New Software Copernicus Has Mined Its First Bitcoin Cash Block

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Copernicus project announced the launch of its full node implementation pre-release written in the programming language Golang (Go). Following the release, the client was used to generate the first Golang version of a Bitcoin Cash block mined at height 558847. Also read: Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process The Copernicus Project: An Alternative BCH Client Not Written...

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G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets
Dec03

G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets

While some countries have taken the lead to regulate various aspects of using cryptocurrencies, many have left the matter completely up in the air. This might soon change as pressure is mounting on governments to develop standards for crypto regulations, as evident by the latest G20 meeting of top politicians from around the world. Also Read: Research Exposes Anti-Bitcoin Bias in Mainstream Media Mitigating Risks of Technology The G20...

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