Monthly Archives: October 2016

SegWit Code Is Released and The Pirates of Iceland Advance (The Cryptoverse #133)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
Iceland’s Pirate Party has tripled its seats in the 63-seat parliament, election results show and the Bitcoin Core team has released its version 0.13.1 update.

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Did Barclays Just Declare War on Bitcoin Users In The UK? (The Cryptoverse #132)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
UK bank Barclays has suspended the account of local cryptocurrency news resource Coinjournal without warning or explanation, it emerged today.

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New SiaCoin Version Aims At Revolutionising Cloud Storage Using Blockchain Technology (The Cryptoverse #131)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
The usually quiet – but actively running – developers behind the decentralized cloud storage, Sia, have just released their most stable version yet: Sia v1.0.3.

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Iceland’s Pirate Party Could Win Parliamentary Elections, Benefiting Bitcoin, Auroracoin Adoption (The Cryptoverse #130)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
According to recent polling, the Pirate Party, which stands for internet and financial freedom rose to fame employing swarm activism tactics, ranks as high as 22.5%. Meanwhile, the conservative Independence Party is polling around 21-23%, while its coalition partner, the Progressive Party, only garners 9%, and will likely lose its ruling status.

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The Amount of Bitcoin Is Scarcer Than We Think (The Cryptoverse #129)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
Bitcoin is scarcer than people think, as most look at the current distribution at close to 16 million BTC released so far. However, far fewer Bitcoins are actually accessible. Many people don’t account for the thousands missing, some of them burnt, and wallet stashes that may never be spent.

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The Upcoming Launch of Anonymous Project Zcash (The Cryptoverse #128)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
On October 28 the Zcash (ZEC) project will release its genesis block into the wild. There’s a lot of anticipation for this project, because it will deploy zero-knowledge security. Thanks to this, developers believe Zcash will be a truly anonymous ledger that doesn’t leak or reveal transaction data.

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ViaBTC Rises: How A Mysterious Miner Could Decide Bitcoin’s Future (The Cryptoverse #127)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
Bitcoin’s “most professional mining pool” has become its most controversial.

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Ethereum Forks But Blockchain Attacks Keep On Coming (The Cryptoverse #126)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
While ethereum’s latest hard fork went according to plan yesterday (so far without any drastic side effects), attacks on its blockchain quickly began anew.

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An Intense Response To Yesterday’s Episode – Here’s My Reply (The Cryptoverse #125)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
Soon after yesterday’s episode went live I received an intense response from a viewer suggesting that I was ignorant to the reality behind the story. I have devoted today’s episode to demonstrating that while we are all ignorant to a greater or lesser degree, in this case I am aware of the deeper elements to yesterday’s story.

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BitPay Offers Financial Services to RT Following Bank Account Freeze (The Cryptoverse #124)

On today’s episode of The Cryptoverse:
Online medical inquiry platform accepts Bitcoin to protect patient privacy and makes users comfortable when asking health-related questions.

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