Author: Cointelegraph By Samuel Haig


Square, the U.S.-based financial services company headed by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, is establishing a consortium to fight patent trolling and ensure open access to technology in the crypto sector. The ‘Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance’ (COPA) seeks to democratize access to innovative technologies in the crypto sector, asserting that “open access to patents covering foundational cryptocurrency […]


Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), has again taken to Twitter to warn against naive bullishness in the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector, comparing the economics of yield farming tokens to the Federal Reserve’s money printing. Yield farming – providing liquidity to earn interest in the form of tokens – has taken the crypto community […]


Analysts predict that the imminent launch of yETH by Yearn Finance could trigger a renewed surge in buying pressure on the ETH markets. The product, which is being voted on by YFI token holders, will automatically find the highest yielding decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol/strategy for Ether (ETH) deposits. Yearn Finance’s core products are ‘vaults’ that […]


The share price of Bitcoin (BTC) mining firms Riot Blockchain and Hive Blockchain has produced enormous year-to-date (YTD) gains, with stock in Riot nearly doubling while Hive tripled over 2020 so far. However, not all mining firms have fared well throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with Canaan’s stock falling nearly 70% since early January, and both […]


On July 2, crypto security firm ZenGo identified a double-spend exploit targeting several popular Bitcoin (BTC) wallets, dubbed ‘BigSpender’ Of nine cryptocurrency wallets tested by ZenGo, BRD, Ledger Live, and Edge were found to have been vulnerable to the attack. The three companies updated their products after ZenGo notified them of the threat, however the […]


The United States’ Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking information and tools to help it trace transactions using privacy coins, layer two protocols such as Lightning Network and side chains like Plasma and OmiseGo (OMG). A June 30 request for information published by the U.S. Department Of The Treasury reveals the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division […]


A three-judge panel has ruled that FBI agents who subpoenaed Coinbase records to show a man had used Bitcoin to access child pornography did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights. They rejected the appeal of Richard Gratkowski, who was convicted of receiving child pornography and accessing websites with the intent to view child pornography in […]

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