Facebook Finally Fixes Its Two-Factor Mess

A Wawa breach, Russian spies, and more of the week’s top security...

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Meet Snowglobe: An Avalanche-Based Pre-Consensus Protocol for BCH
Dec22

Meet Snowglobe: An Avalanche-Based Pre-Consensus Protocol for BCH

On December 20, BCHD and Openbazaar developer Tyler Smith published first draft specifications for a protocol he calls “Snowglobe.” Smith’s Github repository says that Snowglobe is a propagation protocol for nodes using Nakamoto Consensus and it uses an Avalanche-based consensus algorithm for the process. Also read: BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than Ethereum Specifications for a...

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Poloniex Restores Unverified Accounts With Unlimited Trading
Dec22

Poloniex Restores Unverified Accounts With Unlimited Trading

In times of mounting pressure on crypto companies to comply with expanding due diligence requirements, Poloniex has taken a step in the opposite direction. The exchange is lifting restrictions that applied to unverified users in response to customer demand. New and current accounts will enjoy access to unlimited trading and deposits. Also read: P2P Crypto Trading App Allows You to Protect Your Privacy Access for Email-Only Accounts...

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Bybit CEO Ben Zhou on Crypto Derivatives and Market Predictions for 2020
Dec22

Bybit CEO Ben Zhou on Crypto Derivatives and Market Predictions for 2020

12 months ago, crypto derivatives platform Bybit officially launched. The Singapore exchange, which also has offices in Hong Kong and Taiwan, has enjoyed a fruitful first year, attracting users from North America, Europe, Russia and Asia. With products including BTC, ETH, XRP and EOS perpetual contracts, and a matching engine capable of handling 100,000 tps, Bybit is looking to carry its success into 2020 and beyond. CEO Ben Zhou...

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Craig Wright Attempts to ‘Reveal the Origin’ of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Name
Dec22

Craig Wright Attempts to ‘Reveal the Origin’ of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Name

The Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit continues following the plaintiff’s request to Judge Reinhart asking him to overrule Craig Wright’s recent objections. Wright’s council has responded in a joint discovery memorandum asking for access to data tied to David Kleiman’s 15 computers. Wright has also requested any documentation tethered to Ira Kleiman’s (Dave’s brother) real estate transactions between April...

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