Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million
Jan01

Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million

Intercontinental Exchange’s upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform, Bakkt, has raised $182.5 million from a dozen investors. The funds will help develop an institutional-grade regulated crypto exchange, clearing and warehousing services for physical delivery and storage. The company now expects to provide an updated timeline on launching bitcoin daily futures contracts in early 2019. Also Read: Israeli Exchange to Launch...

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BitTorrent Blocklists Are Even Less Effective Than Pirate Site Blocking
Jan01

BitTorrent Blocklists Are Even Less Effective Than Pirate Site Blocking

Over the past 18 years, ever since P2P clients made their run into the big time, users have been trying to figure out a way to avoid expensive lawsuits. At the beginning, no real solutions were available, so it was a roll of the dice from start to finish. People either got lucky, or they didn’t. The majority did but a significant number didn’t feel like taking so many chances. Somewhere along the way, so-called...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 12/31/18
Jan01

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 12/31/18

This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Johnny English Strikes Again is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the articles of the recent weekly movie download charts. This week’s most downloaded movies are:...

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TorrentFreak’s 18 Most Read Articles of 2018
Jan01

TorrentFreak’s 18 Most Read Articles of 2018

Every year we write roughly 900 articles here at TorrentFreak, and some are more popular than others. On the brink of the new year, we look back at 2018 by going over the 18 most read news items of the year. All in all, it was quite a controversial year once again. Troubles at various torrent sites were frequently mentioned, as well as the inevitable legal issues. But what will 2019 bring? 1. LimeTorrents Fights Blocking Efforts With...

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5 open source resolutions for 2019
Jan01

5 open source resolutions for 2019

No matter how much of a cliché it may be, making New Year’s Resolutions is hard to resist. There’s something about the calendar flipping to a new year that causes even the most curmudgeonly, set-in-their-ways people to take stock of the year ending and make plans for improvements during the next trip around the sun. To that end, here are my five resolutions for 2019. Some relate to my job and wider life, others to...

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