Aaron van Wirdum is interested in technology and how it affects social and political structures. He has been covering Bitcoin since 2013, focusing on privacy, scalability and more. Hodls BTC.
A group of Bitcoin and Lightning developers working on a new class of “sighash flags” could simplify fallback for Lightning Network payments channels.
The government in Iran is reportedly moving to authorize bitcoin mining but seems divided on the topic.
Elizabeth Stark is the cofounder and CEO of Lightning Labs, the California-based startup spearheading development of the lnd Lightning implementation.
While the dark web community fell into a brief state of turmoil a few months ago, a new generation of darknet markets is already filling the void.
Statechains, a new second-layer protocol, turns the concept of a Bitcoin transaction on its head.
If it’s up to Boston-based startup Arwen, cryptocurrency exchange hacks will soon be a thing of the past.
Following a consultive forum this month, there is no indication that the FATF will change its recent position on stricter KYC rules for cryptocurrency service providers.
Wall Street Market, the second-largest darknet in the world in recent months, has been shut down by international law enforcement agencies, including Europol as well as U.S., German, Dutch and Romanian law enforcement.
Messages on darknet-specific forums like Dread and reports by news sites like Deep Dot Web indicate that digital black markets Dream Market and Wall Street Market have both become unusable.
The Understanding Bitcoin conference held in Malta from April 5 to April 7, 2019, was all about turning regular Bitcoin users into power users. Spread throughout the conference were 18 demos by leading Bitcoin developers and experts illustrating how to make the most out of available Bitcoin tools.