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Blockchain Industry Updates

February 11, 2020

Industry Updates & Insights

CipherTrace releases its Quarterly Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report CipherTrace CEO to address FATF Virtual Assets Coordination Group CipherTrace Research Finds Insider Frauds Skyrocketed in…

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February 5, 2020

Industry Updates & Insights

Iran Attempts to Avoid U.S. Sanctions with Cryptocurrency Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Offers Hacker Bounty Watch: CipherTrace's Pamela Clegg on the…

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Technology Recap:  BitcoinCash:  Bitcoin ABC v0.20.12 was released. This release includes fixes for multi-wallets and better error reporting for configuration errors.  …

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Crypto && Coffee 009 | Binance Launches P2P Merchant Program

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Bitcoin had a stale block on January 26, 2020 at height 614,732. The legit block size was…

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January 27, 2020

Industry Updates & Insights

5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5) comes into force NICE Actimize complements its crypto asset protection for banks with CipherTrace New…

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Pieter Wuille has opened up Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) 340,341 and 342 for acceptance on the Bitcoin Core GitHub repo. These three BIPs…

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Constant development has been underway on a potential Bitcoin upgrade proposal to include Taproot and Schnorr signatures.…

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Luke Dashjr, a Bitcoin Core developer, estimates the total number of Bitcoin nodes fell 22% from 65,000 to…

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Bitcoin’s hashrate--the measure of the processing power of the Bitcoin network—recently hit an all-time high of 1 quintillion hashes per second.   Litecoin: …

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Pieter Wuille released his analysis of Bech32, now 2 years after it was first used in Segregated Witness (segwit). His…

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Pieter Wuille, an engineer at Blockstream and a Bitcoin Core Dev, contributed to an active thread on Reddit regarding extension blocks…

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Technology Recap:  Ethereum:  The upcoming Ethereum Hard Fork (Istanbul) will be taking place this week at block height 9069000. The…

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Technology Recap:  Bitcoin:  Bitcoin Core released upgrade v0.19.0.1 on November 24th. The upgrade provides a few new RPC enhancements, updated settings for whitelisting, and…

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