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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  We are now 19 days away from the block reward halving!  The Bitcoin Core v0.20.0 release candidate is now available…

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April 15, 2020

Industry Updates & Insights

CBDCs Gain Steam in the Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic  Criminals Are Taking Advantage of Lax Enforcement Related to COVID-19  US Earns "B" Rating…

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Crypto && Coffee 020 | Security and Stablecoins

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  We are now 26 days away from the block reward halving.  The MIT Bitcoin Club has posted all videos…

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Crypto && Coffee 019 | Thirty-Four Days Until the Halvening

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  BitMEX Research released Mining Incentives (Part 4): The Impact of The Halvening. We are now only 34 days away! …

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April 7, 2020

Industry Updates & Insights

Paper Money Had a Good Run – But the Future is Digital  Crypto Ponzi Victims File Class Action Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo …

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Crypto && Coffee 018 | Banque de France Publishes RFP for CBDC

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  We are less than 50 days away from the next block halving event! On May 13, 2020…

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March 30, 2020

Industry Updates & Insights

CipherTrace CEO briefs Japanese regulators on FATF Travel Rule DOJ indicts Venezuelan leader on drug-trafficking charges — says Maduro hid…

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Crypto && Coffee 017 | Blockchain Managers are Essential Personnel

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Development on Taproot is progressing. This week a PR opened up on simplifying the code used for VerifyWitnessProgram. The 32-byte witness program will…

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Crypto && Coffee 016 | Pull Requests and Volatile Markets

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  A pull-request (PR) that was originally issued in September of 2019 for Bitcoin Core, aimed at improving the per-opcode verification…

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March 12, 2020

Industry Updates & Insights

Two Chinese nationals sanctioned by OFAC and charged by DOJ for laundering cryptocurrency stolen by North Korean hackers Secretary Mnuchin…

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Crypto && Coffee 015 | Buy Crypto with Credit

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Bitcoin Core v0.19.1 has been released.  Bitcoin developer Bryan Bishop released python-bitcoinlib v0.11.0, now with segwit examples.   Developers gathered in Boston last weekend…

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Crypto && Coffee 014 | Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits All-Time High

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Bitcoin hash rate is currently at an all-time high. Full metrics here.   Ethereum:  This past weekend and week,…

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February 27, 2020

Industry Updates & Insights

OCC issues first-ever crypto-related enforcement action against a US bank Financial Action Task Force (FATF) invites CipherTrace CEO to present…

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Crypto && Coffee 013 | FATF Releases the Results of its February Meeting

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  The bitcoin-dev mailing list heated up this week with posts regarding how a Bitcoin transaction can leak…

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Crypto && Coffee 012 | Lending Protocols Exploited

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  btcdeb (Bitcoin Script Debugger) by Kalle Alm now inherently supports miniscript. The tool now shows the miniscript tree alongside the script…

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Crypto && Coffee 011 | Bitcoin Exceeds 500 Million Transactions

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 Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  On February 5th, 2020, at block height 616064, Bitcoin surpassed 500 million transactions.   Ethereum:  In an AMA last week led by…

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