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January 21, 2021
Interest in Bitcoin “double-spending” grew after recent news that the Bitcoin network processed the same bitcoin (BTC) in two transactions – the very “double-spending” scenario Bitcoin was specifically designed to prevent. Except the double-spend didn’t happen, at least not in the traditional sense. “The bitcoin ‘double-spend’ media headline has certainly spooked investors, but it’s a...
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On the last Sunday of Donald Trump’s presidency, an armed group came to the grounds of the State House in Columbus, Ohio, to call for unity among the nation’s divided populace. It was a most American scene. “We’re all liberty-minded individuals and we believe in everyone’s equal, individual rights,” the group’s leader, Henry Locke, told...
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Silvergate Bank accepted a whopping $2.9 billion in new deposits from new and existing digital currency customers in the fourth quarter 2020, according to an earnings report released on Wednesday. The majority of these new deposits came from crypto exchanges which deposited $1.7 billion more in cash to their accounts quarter-on-quarter. Institutional investor deposits grew...
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South Africa’s department of health gathered the country’s best and brightest for a virtual briefing on Monday evening. Here scientists presented the latest findings on a variant of the new Covid-19 — called 501Y.V2. This variant was first identified in South Africa in 2020 by a genomics team led by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and...
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Michael S. Barr, a former U.S. Treasury Department official and onetime member of Ripple’s board of advisers, is likely to become the next Comptroller of the Currency, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. If named and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Barr will succeed Brian Brooks, the former Coinbase executive who served as Acting Comptroller...
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Multiple sources suggest that Somali troops may be fighting alongside Eritrean forces in the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.   But, in a tweet, the Somalia government “strongly denied false reports” that Somali soldiers were killed in the Ethiopian war.  In November, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent national troops to the Tigray region in the...
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