Three High Profile Crypto Networks Face Reward Halvings This Spring
Jan29

Three High Profile Crypto Networks Face Reward Halvings This Spring

This spring, three of the largest crypto networks, BTC, BCH, and BSV, will undergo their halvings around the same time for the first time in history. During the last halving in 2016, only one network existed, but now three protocols share the same consensus algorithm. Google Trends shows that searches for the term “bitcoin halving” have skyrocketed in recent days and it’s still unclear whether the halvings are priced...

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International Crypto Exchange Liquid Develops Perpetual BTC Contracts With Up to 100x Leverage
Jan29

International Crypto Exchange Liquid Develops Perpetual BTC Contracts With Up to 100x Leverage

Leverage allows cryptocurrency traders unsatisfied with market volatility to make stronger plays on smaller movements. Trading platforms offer various ways to use leverage in order to capture this segment. The latest example is Liquid, an exchange that developed perpetual BTC contracts with up to 100x leverage. Also Read: Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading Pairs Perpetual BTC Contracts With Massive Leverage International...

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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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3 lessons I've learned writing Ansible playbooks
Jan29

3 lessons I've learned writing Ansible playbooks

I’ve used Ansible since 2013 and maintain some of my original playbooks to this day. They have evolved with Ansible from version 1.4 to the current version (as of this writing, 2.9). read...

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