Jon Southurst, Author at Bitsonline

Jon Southurst

Jon Southurst is a Senior Editor at Bitsonline. He is based mainly in Tokyo, and is interested in the roles Asian economies play in developing cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Follow him on Twitter @southtopia

February 20, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Binance Invites Users to Test its New Decentralized Exchange (DEX)

Binance has opened a testnet for a decentralized exchange based on its peer-to-peer order matching engine Binance Chain. Binance DEX...

February 17, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Bitcoin Cash Locks in Schnorr Signatures for May Upgrade, Devs Say More Privacy and Efficiency

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers have agreed to include Schnorr signatures and better SegWit recovery mechanisms into the protocol for its...

February 7, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Leaked Docs Hint BitPoint Sold Gox Trustee’s Bag, Tanking Bitcoin Prices

Leaked records from the offices of Mt. Gox bankruptcy trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi show regular bank transfers in Japanese yen (JPY)...

February 6, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
NIRP, NIRP: The Negative Interest Rate Meme Just Won’t Go Away

After a period of silence, policymakers are again raising the issue (or specter) of negative interest rates. The concept, officially...

January 30, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Decred Realized Disputes in Blockchain Projects Were Inevitable: Joshua Buirski

It's inevitable that disputes will arise over a cryptocurrency project's direction, says Decred's APAC outreach director Joshua Buirski. In this...

January 28, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Use Humans for Code Audits, Don’t Rely on Machines: Hartej Sawhney of Hosho

Are Ethereum fans too impatient about delayed upgrades to the protocol? Not really, says Hartej Sawhney, president of security auditing...

January 26, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Planet Digital Partners Brings Gaming Industry Heavyweights Together

"We think blockchain could be more compelling within the video game space by adding more creativity, more interactivity," says Kelly...

January 25, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Lyn Ulbricht: Silk Road Had Multiple Dread Pirate Roberts

There were many inconsistencies in the trial of Ross Ulbricht, convicted and sentenced for operating the Silk Road Marketplace, in...