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Top Story: The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) approved all 11 spot Bitcoin ETFs yesterday January 10th, 2024! As of today, January 11th, 2024 the ETFs are trading with surpassing $1.2B in trading volume just in the first 30 min. Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Antoine Poinsot posted to Delving Bitcoin further details around v3 transaction relay policy…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Core developers started a working group around the cluster mempool proposal. This proposal aims to make it easier to operate on the mempool while respecting the required ordering of transactions. In this design, clusters of one or more related transactions can be split into fee-rate sorted chunks. Any chunk can thus be included in a…

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Ciphertrace Inspector Launches LIFO/FIFO Tracing

Ciphertrace announces new defi-optimized tracing capabilities that allow financial investigators to reliably “follow the money” in Ethereum and will soon also be available in Tron and other EVM blockchains. By providing a choice of Last In, First Out (LIFO) or First In, First Out (FIFO) tracing, along with Ciphertrace’s auditable attribution, agents are empowered to…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Lightning Labs releases LND v0.17.1! This release contains various optimizations and bug fixes focusing around mempool scanning logic and Taproot channel types. Ethereum: Christine Kim of Galaxy provides the latest updates from the All Core Devs Call for Ethereum. This past week the first Dencun Goerli shadow fork launched and went smoothly.…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Antoine Riard posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list and Lightning-Dev mailing lists about a responsibility disclosure affecting all Lightning Network implementations. Ethereum: Christine Kim from Galaxy highlights the latest All Core Devs Call for Ethereum and the launch of devnet 11, a shadow fork for Goerli next week, the likely activation of Dencun being…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Steven Roose posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list a BIP (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal) for the OP_TXHASH opcode which would be used as a data structure for selecting specific data inside a transaction. Bitcoin Core added support for version 2 encrypted P2P transport via BIP-324. The feature is currently disabled by default, but can be…

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Ciphertrace’s Pamela Clegg collaborated with our partner Unit21 about how criminals target fiat more than crypto

Just because something is called a crypto-scam or crypto fraud, does not automatically mean that it would be unique to crypto activity – or that it even touches cryptocurrency  in some way.Crypto fraud must involve some on-chain movement, transactions on the blockchain. Any fraud occurrence that ends with stolen crypto or a crypto scam, but…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Arkham Intelligence notes that an unknown address that accumulated more than ~$3B worth of Bitcoin in the last 3 months, making them the 3rd largest Bitcoin wallet, belongs to Robinhood Markets Inc..  Matt Morehouse posted to the Lightning Dev mailing list the summary of a vulnerability that was recently disclosed and is now addressed. The…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Peter Todd posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list a recommendation to add a user-chosen expiration date to addresses for silent payments.  Dan Gould posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list a draft BIP (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal) for serverless payjoin.  Wasabi Wallet v2.0.4 was released which adds features for fee bumping via RBF (Replace-by-Fee) or CPFP (Child-pays-for-Parent). In addition, they have also…

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Mastercard Ciphertrace Expert Witness Plays Central Role in $29 Million Disgorgement Case

In the summer of 2023, the 13th District Texas Court of Appeals made its final ruling on a case (Ahlgren III v. Ahlgren Jr.), wherein Pamela Clegg, an expert witness from Ciphertrace, a Mastercard company, set another precedent demonstrating the role of blockchain analytics in the North American legal system. By assisting the court in…

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