The FBI is Investigating a $1.3 Million Bitcoin Theft

The FBI is investigating a report filed by an unnamed Bitfinex user alleging that funds were stolen from their account, CoinDesk has learned. According to an incident report filed on 14th September, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident stated that they lost $1.3m in bitcoin tied to the hack and subsequent $70m theft...
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What If One Bitcoin Isn’t Like the Others?

While bitcoin’s limited transaction capacity is no secret, day one of the ongoing Scaling Bitcoin conference in Milan served to assert that there is perhaps another stage of development that needs to take place before the network is ready for increased volume. Rather than focus...
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What’s Left Before SegWit Goes Live

Bitcoin’s global development community is scheduled to meet this week for the latest edition of a conference series focused on the network’s more pressing problems, like scaling to accommodate more transactions. Launched in 2015 in response to mounting demand for scaling to support a larger userbase, this...
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Nasdaq Wants to Patent Blockchain Backups for Exchanges

Nasdaq is looking to patent a way in which a blockchain can be used to record exchange transaction records. On 6th October, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) released an application for “systems and methods of blockchain transaction recordation”, originally submitted by Nasdaq on 31st...
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Nasdaq Wants to Patent a Blockchain Back Up for Exchanges

Nasdaq is looking to patent a way in which a blockchain can be used to record exchange transaction records. On 6th October, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) released an application for “systems and methods of blockchain transaction recordation”, originally submitted by Nasdaq on 31st...
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Russian Central Bank Sends First Distributed Ledger Transactions

The central bank of Russia has successfully completed a distributed ledger trial. The Bank of Russia described the system, dubbed “Masterchain”, as “a technical prototype for financial messaging” using a distributed ledger. According to the Russian central bank, the prototype provides a means to pass financial information...
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