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Bitcoin Unlimited’s Closed Source Development Puts Community On Edge 0

Bitcoin Unlimited’s Closed Source Development Puts Community On Edge

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The Bitcoin unlimited developers have created another controversial debate. By releasing the new client binaries from a private development repository, there was no way for anyone to verify if this update is legitimate. A closed source patch is never a good idea, especially when it is distributed”by accident” rather than through official channels.

Closed Source Patching Is Never A Good Idea

Bitcoin was designed to be an open-source protocol. That also means all developmental progress should be publicly verifiable. For some reason, the Bitcoin Unlimited developers decided to take a closed source approach toward releasing the recent client binaries. What Read the rest

Darknet Marketplaces get Flooded With Ransomware DIY Kits 0

Darknet Marketplaces get Flooded With Ransomware DIY Kits

TheMerkle Darknet Ransomware DIY

It appears cybercrime is evolving at an accelerated pace as of right now. Do-it-yourself ransomware kits are flooding darknet marketplaces all around the world. The last thing the world needed was more convenient ways for criminals to create and distribute their own type of ransomware. In fact, anyone with access to the darknet can now start building up their malware empire.

Ransomware DIY Kits Are Common on The Darknet

It takes very little effort to develop and distribute malware these days. In the early days of ransomware, sophisticated crime gangs were the only ones able to accomplish such a feat, Read the rest

New Developer Proposal Will Make Bitcoin Addresses Easier to Read 0

New Developer Proposal Will Make Bitcoin Addresses Easier to Read

TheMerkle Bitcoin Wallet Address Proposal

There is no lack of innovation in the bitcoin industry today. A new proposal revolves around making bitcoin addresses easier to use while offering more flexibility in the process. This could be a very interesting project to bring bitcoin to mainstream consumers. This new format would also remove mixed case characters, which would make it easier to spot errors.

Making Bitcoin Addresses Easier Is A Good Thing

When it comes to finances, consumers prefer flexibility and convenience over anything else. In the world of bitcoin, convenience is somewhat of a mixed bag. Sending money to friends and family requires users Read the rest

Roger Ver Confirms He’ll Sell His Bitcoin: 130K BTU Trade a ‘Great Deal’ 0

Roger Ver Confirms He’ll Sell His Bitcoin: 130K BTU Trade a ‘Great Deal’

Roger Ver has received a pre-hard fork trade offer worth “up to” 130,000 bitcoins in a bargain receiving heavy publicity.


Ver: Up To 130k Trade ‘Sounds Like Great Deal’

According to a post of the Bitcointalk forum, a Bitcoin bagholder known as “Loaded” signed a message from a wallet containing 40,000 BTC.

In the message, Loaded challenges Ver to a one-to-one BTC/BTU trade in the event of a hard fork occurring.

“@RogerVer lets make a deal, 1 for 1 trade. At least 60k, possibly up to 130k, my BTU for your BTC,” the message reads.

“The offer is open to Read the rest

Технический анализ на 22 марта 2017 года 0

Технический анализ на 22 марта 2017 года

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Во вторник на валютной паре USD/CHF было ярко выраженное трендовое движение. В азиатскую торговую сессию валюта удержала сильнейший уровень сопротивления 0.9990, вследствие чего швейцарец вырос в цене против доллара США (более 60 пунктов) и достиг сильнейшей поддержки 0.9920. В течение торговой сессии валюта швейцарец тестировал локальные уровни: 0.9965 и 0.9945. Индикаторы показывают силу продавцов на рынке: цена закрепилась ниже линий индикатора Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, а осциллятор OsMA начал снижаться. В настоящий момент разворачивается фаза коррекционной консолидации, в процессе которой будет выявлена сила противоборствующих сторон и перспектива дальнейшей эволюции движения курса в краткосрочной перспективе. Валюта торгуется между ключевыми уровнями поддержки … Read the rest

Qtum Co-founder Jordan Earls: “We Hope to Unify Different Cryptocurrency Communities” 0

Qtum Co-founder Jordan Earls: “We Hope to Unify Different Cryptocurrency Communities”

TheMerkle Qtum interview

Considering the Qtum crowdsale has been a major success so far, we took the time to sit down with some of their team members. There are some questions regarding this project and its future, all of which have been answered by Jordan Earls, one of Qtum’s founders. The future of this project looks quite bright, and the interview below sheds a bit more light on what we can expect from Qtum moving forward.

TM: Bridging the gap between the best of Ethereum and Bitcoin is a bold goal. Some people may wonder if doing so really requires creating a brand Read the rest

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