The Internet Avoided a Minor Disaster Last Week

A tiny backend bug at Let’s Encrypt almost broke millions of websites. A five-day scramble ensured it...

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The Government Can’t Stand Decentralized Innovations Like Bitcoin, so It Tries to Ruin Them
Mar10

The Government Can’t Stand Decentralized Innovations Like Bitcoin, so It Tries to Ruin Them

Feeding the homeless, affordable medicine, an easy-to-use gas can design, starting a small business to meet the needs of one’s community — borderless, permissionless P2P electronic payments. These are all simple, practical activities and tools that can be leveraged in decentralized fashion to benefit human societies immensely. So why do we see governments consistently and violently standing against such progress? One of...

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Regulatory Roundup: French Court Considers Bitcoin Money, Cryptocurrencies Legitimized in South Korea, Australia, India
Mar10

Regulatory Roundup: French Court Considers Bitcoin Money, Cryptocurrencies Legitimized in South Korea, Australia, India

The cryptocurrency sector worldwide saw several historic regulatory events last week. In this roundup, we cover a landmark bitcoin ruling by a French court, South Korea’s first crypto bill, an Australian court’s ruling, Germany’s announcement, and a recent FATF meeting where more than 800 delegates discussed crypto regulations. In addition, after almost two years, the Indian supreme court has quashed the RBI ban on...

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Ethereum Community Enthralled Over Controversial ProgPoW Proposal
Mar10

Ethereum Community Enthralled Over Controversial ProgPoW Proposal

The Ethereum community has been debating a proposal called ProgPoW as many ETH proponents believe the Programmatic Proof-of-Work function will alter the network significantly. The contentious topic has seemed to galvanize the community, with the ProgPoW proposal favored by a significant proportion while being detested by others. A few Ethereum participants were shocked on February 21 when the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1057...

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Newly-Launched Bitcoin.com Lottery Unlocks Global Lotteries Through Cryptocurrency Payments
Mar10

Newly-Launched Bitcoin.com Lottery Unlocks Global Lotteries Through Cryptocurrency Payments

Following the recent partnership between Bitcoin.com and Bravio Technologies Limited, the Bitcoin.com Lottery platform has officially launched. It lets users play the most popular global lotteries from any location. Tickets can be purchased using either bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) as payment methods. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Partners with Canadian Gaming Giant Bravio Tech on Global Lotteries Use BCH or BTC to Play Power...

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