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Digital Chamber of Commerce Weighs In on Telegram Legal Battle With SEC

News The Chamber of Digital Commerce has filed an amicus brief in the ongoing court case between encrypted messenger service Telegram and the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Filed on Jan. 21, the document was authored by Lilya Tessler, a partner and the New York head of Sidley ..

Tron to Include Zcash-Based Privacy Features, Announces Trusted Setup Ceremony

News Tron (TRX) is set to feature zero knowledge-based privacy through the work of the TRONZ team. A trusted setup ceremony is set to be conducted soon, which Tron claims in a Jan. 17 blog post will “set a new Guinness World Record.” TRONZ is a privacy initiative that is set to integrate Zk-SNARKs..

Bitcoin Breakout Hopes, Telegram Trial, Binance Donation: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 6–12

Hodler’s Digest Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week..

Will Google’s Quantum Supremacy Break Bitcoin in 2020?

Opinion The topic of quantum computing has been steadily gaining interest within the cryptosphere, particularly so over the past 12 months. Given the heightened curiosity and concern, it is worth resolving some open questions around quantum supremacy for the crypto community, as there is a tremend..

Blockchain and Crypto: Will Security Issues Finally Be Dealt With in 2020?

New Year Special The past few years have been a watershed moment for security in crypto. As the asset class has gained popularity, more and more security breaches have been highlighted and more institutions targeted. The burgeoning industry is ripe with opportunity, but also with risk. Two inciden..

Ethereum Block Time Reduced by 25% After Muir Glacier Hard Fork

News The average block time on the Ethereum blockchain decreased by almost a quarter after the mining difficulty was decreased. Data reported on Ethereum block explorer Etherscan shows that from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, the daily average block time on the blockchain decreased from 17.16 seconds to 12.96...

Who Got Gifts from Crypto Santa in 2019… and Who Got Coal

New Year Special On Christmas Eve, Crypto Claus did his rounds after checking the list to see who was naughty and nice. But who got some lovely presents after making a positive impact in 2019 — and who got coal for setting the industry back? Here, we take a look at the people and businesses who ha..

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Says 20s Will See an Anoncoin Go Mainstream

News Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, said that he believes a “privacy coin” will go mainstream in the 20s. In a post published on Coinbase’s official blog on Jan. 3, Armstrong said that he believes in the 20s we will see the integration ..

Andreessen Horowitz: Bitcoin Will Usher in ‘Influencer Coins’ by 2030

News Looking ahead to what we can expect by the new decade’s end, VC firm Andreessen Horowitz predicts that Bitcoin (BTC) is likely to be central to the monetization mechanisms that future online influencers will use. In its Dec. 30 vignette of a highly automated future — where food is tailored to..

Bitcoin Kicks Off 2020 More Secure Than Ever as Hash Rate Hits Record

News Bitcoin (BTC) has already hit a new record in 2020 as the cryptocurrency’s network hash rate once again topped previous all-time highs. Data from multiple monitoring resources including Blockchain and Coin Dance confirmed hash rate was higher than ever on the first day of the new year. Esti..

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