Curated blockchain and cryptocurrency news – Week 45

Welcome back to another week of our collection of the most interesting cryptocurrency and blockchain news stories. Google gets hacked on Twitter, Social good campaigns, a headmaster gets busted for stealing electricity to mine ETH, blockchain voting apps, an island state looking to create their own national cryptocurrency and more in this week’s cryptocurrency and blockchain news update. November 8th […]

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It’s A Bleak Friday For Crypto Markets Too

Global markets across asset classes tumbled on Friday amidst reports of a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus strain. Stock market barometers fell across regions. Dollar, Crude Oil etc., also couldn’t survive the bloodbath. Bond yields too plunged reflecting widespread risk-off sentiment. Cryptocurrency markets dropped in sync with the global sentiment contagion. Gold however bucked the trend and attempted to live […]

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The IRS and Chainalysis: Pressure on American Bitcoin Investors

Investing in cryptocurrencies has enabled people to experience significant financial gains in a short period of time. Due to the somewhat secretive nature surrounding blockchain currencies, most casual observers would suspect that cryptocurrency assets are easily hidden away from all prying eyes; whether they come from official or unofficial sources. However, the practice of blockchain analysis allows a number of […]

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MAST to further reduce Bitcoin transaction sizes

Merklized Abstract Syntax Tree (MAST) is a BIP (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal) that will enable Bitcoin to facilitate incredibly complex smart contracts, by extrapolating the power of Merkle trees and adding onto the current P2SH (Pay to Script Hash) capabilities of Bitcoin. Combining the best of both worlds there is MAST, a solution that is capable of limiting and guiding conditionals for […]

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Spanish Police Hits Hard on Bitcoin ATMs After Being Used to Fund…

In the mid of July 2019, Bloomberg published a stunning report which indicated that Spanish LEAs are quite concerned regarding the fraudulent use of Bitcoin ATMs. To be very specific, the local forces pointed out an array of glitches in Europe’s AML provisions, which ultimately facilitate the people from the underworld to carry out their unlawful activities without being tracked. […]

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Spanish Police Hits Hard on Bitcoin ATMs After Being Used to Fund…

In the mid of July 2019, Bloomberg published a stunning report which indicated that Spanish LEAs are quite concerned regarding the fraudulent use of Bitcoin ATMs. To be very specific, the local forces pointed out an array of glitches in Europe’s AML provisions, which ultimately facilitate the people from the underworld to carry out their unlawful activities without being tracked. […]

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