With the UASF August 1st deadline fast approaching, one of the most common questions on the many casual Bitcoin users' minds is: will they indeed have twice as many bitcoins after a blockchain split (better-known as a "hard fork")? Also read: Which Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Should I Choose? Before we dive in, it's important to mention that the hard fork (splitting the Bitcoin … [Read more...] about Is Your Bitcoin Wallet Ready for a Hard Fork This August?
Up to 40 fintech startups -- about half of which use bitcoin as their primary settlement mechanism -- will likely receive official money transfer licenses from South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service this August. Also read: The Future of Bitcoin 2017 Series: Antony Zegers and Market Governance for Bitcoin Lowered Capital Requirements to Encourage More Competition This … [Read more...] about Korean Bitcoin Startups to Get Licenses and Eased Regulation
Wikileaks yesterday published more user manuals describing a CIA-designed suite of Windows-based malware. The tools, called "Brutal Kangaroo", can even infiltrate closed networks or individual machines that are disconnected from the Internet. Also read: Linksys Tells Customers How to Remove CIA Surveillance Tools Air-Gapped Machines Can Still Be Compromised Air-gapped … [Read more...] about CIA’s ‘Brutal Kangaroo’ Toolkit Infects Machines Disconnected From the Internet
The United Nations showed its support for blockchain and other bleeding-edge technology startups at the 5th annual Global Forum on Remittances, Investment, and Development with the first ever RemTech Awards, on June 15. Also read: Bitcoin Is ‘Complete Garbage’ Says MarketWatch – We Disagree Remittances to Drastically Reduce Cost by 2030 The Forum focuses on the challenge … [Read more...] about United Nations Recognizes Blockchain Startups With Remittance Technology Awards
In a report published by Deloitte, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) yesterday announced that they had successfully tokenized the Singaporean Dollar (SGD) on a private Ethereum-based blockchain. Also read: Coinbase Apologizes for ‘Negative Experiences’, Promises Better Support Developed in Collaboration with R3 The announcement comes less than a year after the MAS … [Read more...] about R3 and Singapore Testing Local Currency on Ethereum