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Bitcoin's Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready - But One Thing's Standing In The Way Bitcoin's privacy is pretty abysmal - after all, what else can you say when anyone in the world can look up any transaction using a web explorer? But while that's the case today, developers have long been trying to find a fix, or at least improve it over time.

Curing the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy Many people lust for control. They need to control objects, animals, and people. This need for domination leads some to use violence to sate their urges. Their blind obedience to control unlocks a pathology that destroys their thinking faculties. It turns them into animals, driven by a fetish for control.

Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million in Q2 Cybercriminals earned more than $2.3 million from cryptocurrency scams during the second quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab.

High-Profile Thai Crypto Case: Bitcoiner Lost Over 5,500 BTC - Ringleader Fled to US A high-profile crypto case involving a well-known actor and model has come to public attention in Thailand following the enforcement of the country's crypto regulations. Over 5,564 BTC were reportedly stolen from a bitcoin millionaire. The alleged ringleader has fled to the U.S.

Ethereum goes back to its September 2017 price - drops by more than 10% in 24 hours Since the past few months, Ethereum has been hit the hardest in the bearish market. This time, the ETH has hit its all-time low for the year leaving the whole cryptocurrency market in a state of shock. Some people in the community have also started speculating about the future of the cryptocurrency in the market.

Bitcoin price falls below £5,000 and ethereum plummets as crypto markets 'hit panic mode' The price of cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell to below $6,000 on Tuesday as the cost of other cryptocurrencies declined by billions of dollars amid a new sell off. Bitcoin fell from around $17,000 at the start of the year and lost 6pc of its value over 24 hours.

An ICO Venture Is Trying to Take Over a Tokyo Stock Exchange Listed Company Could we soon see a token-backed project listed on one of the biggest equity venues in the world? An Asian ICO venture is reportedly trying to take over a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed firm, which would effectively make it a public company. Also Read: Crypto Cafe and Coworking Space 'Hash House' Established in Xi'an, China.

Venezuela to Peg Pension, Salary Systems to Petro Cryptocurrency Venezuela is set to begin using its "petro" cryptocurrency as an official accounting unit, according to the country's president. ABC International reported the development on Tuesday, citing a televised announcement by President Nicolas Maduro, who first unveiled the petro back in December.

How Does Crypto Stack Up Against Other Payment Methods in The Offline World? One of the core features of cryptocurrency is, of course, its application as an actual currency, a means of payment for goods and services both online and offline. But we still seem to be a long way from this becoming a reality.

Bitcoin is 'useless as a payment mechanism and ridiculous as a store of value,' ex-PayPal CEO says Bitcoin will continue to fall, because "there's just no value there," former PayPal CEO Bill Harris told CNBC on Tuesday.

High Times Will Not Accept Bitcoin in Its Initial Public Offering Marijuana culture media group High Times Holding Corp. has decided not to accept Bitcoin in its initial public offering, according to an August 13 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The decision runs counter to the company's Aug.

Ether Price Analysis: Historic Support Breaks, Leads to Signs of Capitulation In two short weeks, ETHUSD has devalued by 50% of its market value. With little to no relief for the underwater bulls, ether seems to be accelerating downward as buyer confidence is lacking and showing signs of capitulation.

Caribbean Central Bank Explores Issuing Its Own Digital Coin A growing number of governments and central banks around the world are looking to the possibility of issuing their own digital coins these days. The latest financial institution to join this trend is the Caribbean central bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

Wyre Adds MakerDAO Stablecoin Pairing for Global Money Transfers In his own interview with Bitcoin Magazine, he said, "We're committed to developing partnerships with leaders like MakerDAO to enable the blockchain ecosystem to evolve at a faster pace." Since its launch in 2017, Dai has maintained its advertised USD valuation, which has earned it the respect and esteem of the crypto community.

Trouble on the Horizon? What Last Weekend's Ruckus Means for Bitmain's IPO Over the weekend, information surfaced that could suggest that mining giant Bitmain may be facing an uphill battle as it looks to launch an IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Erik Finman is a Bitcoin millionaire: Now what? He tells me about the school coach, who also taught a class, who told him he should drop out and go work for McDonald's. But he's not laughing.

Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading The Jamaica Stock Exchange has announced it plans to allow investors the ability to trade cryptocurrencies through the regulated stock exchange. According to the JSE, the Canadian-based Blockstation will help facilitate the crypto-trading services. Also read: Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume.

US: Square's Cash App Expands Bitcoin Trading to All 50 States Mobile payment company Square's Cash App has recently rolled out Bitcoin trading in all 50 states, the firm confirmed in a Tweet August 13. According to the company's announcement, Cash App users are now able to conduct Bitcoin buy and sell transactions in all the U.S.

Playboy Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Blockchain Startup Adult entertainment publisher Playboy is suing a Canadian blockchain startup for fraud and breaching a contract the two companies signed earlier this year.

Bitcoin dominance and cryptocurrency market cap takes a turn back to November 2017 Ever since the U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission postponed the proposed rule change for a Bitcoin ETF, the market has been going through a horror. At present, Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are facing a bloodbath in the market.

The Code for an Anonymous Lightning Network is Now Live The lightning network is due for a privacy boost. That's according to Doctor Ayo Akinyele, a computer scientist who has focused his efforts on building a zcash implementation of anonymous off-chain payment architecture called BOLT. And today that work was published on Github.

Blockchain Laboratory Opens in Manila's 'Top' University One of the oldest universities in the Philippines has partnered with a healthcare service provider to create the first research laboratory to be powered by blockchain.

Distributed Dialogues: Weighing In on Privacy Implications These interviews and more will be periodically available on the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network over the next several days as the team from Distributed Dialogues releases interviews on a great number of topics in the crypto space from the Distributed 2018 conference.

Cramer: The 'tide has turned' against bitcoin Bitcoin may be losing its spark as it cracks below $6,000, according to CNBC's Jim Cramer. "I think the tide has turned against it," Cramer said Tuesday on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street".

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