This Bitcoin Botnet is Vying to Be Future of Secure IoT

Strong claims need strong proof, so when the founders of NeuroMesh described their bitcoin-based product as an “unhackable botnet”, there were a lot of questions to be asked. Still, the claim has already been backed by such accolades as a second-place prize in the MIT $100k startup challenge and...
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A Winklevoss ETF Reboot? Analysts See Uphill Battle Ahead

A decision by a major exchange to fight the SEC rejection of a proposed bitcoin ETF has little chance of success, according to analysts polled by CoinDesk. Bats BZX Exchange, one of the largest US equities markets, recently filed a petition asking US regulators to reconsider a ruling on...
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Charts: Determining the Ideal Block Size for Bitcoin

Willy Woo is an entrepreneur, investor, trader and cryptocurrency enthusiast. In this guest piece, Woo weighs in on the block size, analyzing the charts to offer a novel take on bitcoin’s big debate. Ultimately, he finds that there’s little evidence to suggest current network congestion...
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Bitcoin Support Weakens As Price Drops Below $1,000

Bitcoin prices fell below $1,000 this morning as support for the digital currency waned. Prices had hit a low of $969.35 by the time of reporting, having started the session at an average of $1,029.95, CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) data indicates. At press time, the average price of bitcoin was...
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Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with PwC to develop a system to reduce food fraud using blockchain tech. The Alibaba Australia project, which also includes AusPost and nutritional supplement maker Blackmores as partners, is aimed to improve the way foods are tracked, cutting down...
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Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source

A bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger’s Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week, alongside a release of a demo of the technology. The project, first announced in September 2016, was designed to demonstrate how bond trading and settlement can be streamlined using...
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Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan

Bitcoin Core developers released a new technology roadmap today that charts the project’s panned transition from its current digital signature algorithm to a more advanced alternative. If implemented, the proposal would find ‘Schnorr signatures’ replacing the ECDSA signatures bitcoin uses today to sign transactions. By making...
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