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Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward

On Tuesday, Pieter Wuille, a Bitcoin Core contributor and the brains behind the update known as Taproot, submitted a work-in-progress code change to GitHub in what’s known as a “pull request,” showing the code is ready for more developer eyes. Continue reading Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward

Crypto Hits the Big Time After Coinbase CEO Makes Rising Star List

This has been a good week for individuals and startups in the crypto and blockchain space. Within a span of hours, players in the sector have been recognized by two mainstream media organizations – CNBC and Time magazine – over their potential to influence the future. Continue reading Crypto Hits the Big Time After Coinbase CEO Makes Rising Star List

‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Ringleader Jailed for Massive Crypto Mining Rig Theft

Suspects in the “Big Bitcoin Heist” of 2018 have been sentenced to various prison terms based on their level of involvement in the much-publicised theft of more than three-quarters of a million dollars worth of crypto mining equipment. Continue reading ‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Ringleader Jailed for Massive Crypto Mining Rig Theft

Bitmain’s Chip Supplier Saw a ‘Big Drop’ in Crypto Mining Sales Last Year

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, who provides chips to Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain, says that 2018 saw a downturn in demand for crypto mining chips. In a recent conference call with investors, TSMC CEO C. C. Wei said that cryptocurrency had previously accounted for “a lot” of the company’s orders, but that it had gone down since the boom year of 2017. Continue reading Bitmain’s Chip Supplier Saw a ‘Big Drop’ in Crypto Mining Sales Last Year