Antbleed: Bitcoin’s Newest New Controversy Explained

A mining chip vulnerability that could potentially be used to remotely shut off bitcoin mining machines was revealed yesterday – with a fix from the manufacturer following shortly after. Involving controversial mining chip manufacturer Bitmain, the issue is what some are calling a “backdoor” in...
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Bitcoin’s Price Sets New All-Time High

The price of bitcoin has set a new all-time high on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Prices hit a high of $1,330.72 at press time, surpassing the previous all-time high of roughly $1,325.81 set on 10th March in the run-up to what was ultimately...
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Federal Agents Raid Home of Arizona Bitcoin Trader

A bitcoin advocate and trader based in Arizona was arrested last week by federal authorities, according to local reports. Reports from websites include Freedom’s Phoenix and Phoenix New Times indicate that Thomas Costanzo was arrested on 20th April for unlawful possession of ammunition stemming from a prior...
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Catastrophic Property Risks? There’s a Blockchain for That

Defending against the uncertainties of the future is expensive. Today, a network of insurance companies exists to insure the insurance companies that insure insurance companies that insure people against uncertainties as varied as sinkholes and tornadoes. It’s a process called ‘reinsurance’, and there’s even something called...
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Ethereum’s Ether Token Tops $60 to Set New All-Time High

The price of ether has hit a new all-time high, exceeding $60 for the first time ever. Prices reached as high as $60.15 during morning trading, according to CoinDesk’s Ethereum Price Chart. Ether is the cryptocurrency that underlies the ethereum blockchain network. As previously reported, prices...
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