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Ethereum Dev Roundup: Q1

The last one and a half months have seen great progress for Ethereum research, and we are excited that the protocol is moving closer and closer to the point where it is ready for mainstream adoption. Progress on consensus algorithms, privacy, zero knowledge proofs and formal verification is happening at increasing speed, and our research and development teams are expanding substantially.After three years of trying to find solutions to the “nothing at stake” and “stake grinding” attacks, we have decided that the problem is too hard, and secure proof of stake is almost certainly unachievable. Instead, we are now planning to transition the Ethereum mainnet to proof of authority in 2018. To that end, we have launched two new testnets, Qinghuadongluxikou and Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2, to test our latest proof of authority specification.A third testnet will be released based on Proof of Transaction, which will be called PoTcoin.We have decided to expedite the implementation of the “Proof …

ICONOMI Launches Cofound.it to Mentor Selected ICOs

ICOs themselves are due to get the incubator treatment as Iconomi launches dedicated mentor Cofound.it.

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Humaniq Opens ICO Pre-Orders for Bank Transfers, Updates App

sponsoredHumaniq has announced the launch of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-order fund for bank transfers on their website in order to meet expected high demand.

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Thousands Sign Zebpay’s Petition to Announce Bitcoin as Legal in India

An online petition circulated by ZebPay, an Indian Bitcoin exchange, to its users urges the Indian government authorities to declare Bitcoin as legal.

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Who Should Decide For Bitcoin: True Decentralization Need Not Be Absolute

The voting power in crypto communities is doomed to be partially centralized in one way or another, so certain power concentration is natural.

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Bitcoin Full Nodes Get Efficiency Injection With Newly-Released ‘Config Generator’

Bitcoin full nodes are getting an overhaul thanks to a new tool developed by BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp.

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Ripple Price Jumps 101% As It Surpasses Dash to Become Number 3 Crypto

Ripple jumped over 100% in 24 hours Friday as the top 10 altcoins continue to witness erratic price behavior.

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Bitcoin Helped Smuggle $100,000 Worth LSD From US To India

Bitcoin was reportedly the currency of choice for five Indians who trafficked LSD worth 7 million rupees to India from the US.

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Bitcoin Helped Smuggle $100k LSD From US To India

Bitcoin was reportedly the currency of choice for five Indians who trafficked LSD worth 7 million rupees to India from the US.

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Blockchain Passes Test for Trade Finance in Hong Kong

Blockchain has received a successful test run in Hong Kong in a project jointly run by regulators, banks and others.

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Altrader. DASH, POT and MAID Mean a Good Deal?

The first week of trading is over. Altrader is here to tell you all about it.

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Altcoin-Fiat Trading Rises, BitPanda Adds Dash-Euro Trading

European cryptocurrency exchange BitPanda recently added Dash-fiat trading pairs as altcoin buying options outside of acquiring Bitcoin first continue to expand.

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How Amir Taaki Tried to Build Bitcoin Economy in Syria While Fighting ISIS

With Bitcoin and Kalashnikov, a well-known Bitcoin developer fought for the decentralized economy in Syria.

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Flogging a Dead Horse? Bank of England Bets on Blockchain & AI

Can using artificial intelligence and Blockchain help the UK central bank achieve faster and more secure settlement and reduce anomalies in transactions?

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First Bitcoin Wallet to Address Privacy Issues Without Requiring Any Forks

sponsoredTumbleBit is to be introduced to Stratis Group’s soon-to-be-released Breeze Wallet, introducing new privacy features to Bitcoin users and the Stratis platform.

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Singapore Fintech Cooperation Hots up, Bahrain Follows UAE

Bahrain is hot on the heels of the United Arab Emirates signing a fintech association agreement with Singapore.

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Anything But Bitcoin Unlimited: 75 Percent of Experts Favor SegWit Survey Reveals

21 Inc, a Bitcoin company which operates a micropayments marketplace and pay-by-completion network, conducted a survey using its community of Blockchain, Bitcoin and Ethereum executives and influencers to address important issues of Bitcoin.

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Waves Debuts DEX Decentralized Exchange, Mining Power Leasing

Waves is releasing a limited run of its DEX decentralized exchange, which it hopes will see better success than its competitors- thanks to enhanced features.

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Bitcoin Mining in 2017: How to Remain Profitable in Challenging Environment

As technology improves and more efficient Bitcoin mining equipment developed, competition skyrockets.

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Dash Continues Expansion, Takes on European and Russian Markets

Europe and Russia have become Dash developers’ latest focus in their bid to build a major presence in international markets.

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Bitcoin Unlimited 51 Percent Attack Could Cut Price in Half: Investor Blog

An investment resource has claimed a Bitcoin Unlimited-introduced 51% “may be becoming a reality.”

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Is It Too Late to Buy Bitcoin, Dash, Ether? CT Investment Tips

For both short and mid-term investors, it is important to recognize and evaluate the technical backgrounds and usability of leading cryptocurrencies.

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Branson Continues Disruptive Tech Interest Hosting 2nd XTC Event on His Island

Richard Branson will host the second final of tech competition XTC on his Necker Island, continuing his interest in disruptive tech.

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Crypto Exchange Shapeshift Raises $10.4 Million Amid Rising Altcoins Popularity

The Bitcoin industry’s most popular and widely utilized cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has raised $10.4 mln in a series A round led by European venture capital firm Earlybird.

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Deloitte Sponsors BlockShow Europe 2017 by Cointelegraph Events

Cointelegraph Events announces that Deloitte Germany is now one of the sponsors of BlockShow Europe 2017, which will take place in Munich already next week.

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How to Make Profit: Basic Rules for Beginners in Bitcoin Trading

Constant variation in price offers an opportunity for investors to make a profit by trading Bitcoin, either as a long term investment or in a speculative short term pattern.

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Hyperledger Promises Blockchain Debut in Trade Finance in 2017

Brian Behlendorf, the executive director of Hyperledger, strongly believes that Blockchain will make its debut in the industry of trade finance by the end of 2017.

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SingularDTV Hires Hollywood Producer for Blockchain Launch

Blockchain entertainment platform SingularDTV has hired Hollywood producer Michael Blieden to coordinate its launch efforts.

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Sri Lanka Central Bank Offered R3 Membership After ‘Very Positive Discussion’

R3 Consortium has invited the Sri Lankan central bank to join its list of members after a “very positive” discussion.

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Third Alphavend Bitcoin ATM Opens in London’s King’s Cross

Alphavend has installed a third Bitcoin ATM, representing its second in London with a maximum purchase limit of £1000.

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East And West: What ICOs Can Learn From Qtum’s Successful Blitz Crowdsale

A key factor that played an important role in Qtum’s ability to raise over $15 million in five days of its initial coin offering is the startup’s ability to sell its idea globally, both in West and East.

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Crypto-Based POS Systems Can Empower Many Nigerians: SuperDAO Founder

The founder of SuperDao highlights some uses for cryptocurrencies in one of Africa’s largest economies, Nigeria.

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Bitcoin Value Is High Only Due To “Lawbreakers”: Forbes Analyst

Bitcoin’s value is only due to its being “a medium of exchange for lawbreakers,” a US analyst has said.

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RIP Bitcoin Unlimited, Bitcoin Can't and Won't Fork: F2Pool Owner

Support for Bitcoin Unlimited weakens even among Chinese miners. F2Pool, the second largest bitcoin mining pool in the world behind Antpool, turned down Bitcoin Unlimited earlier this week.

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Bitcoin Exchange, Global Blockchain Deals Come To New Zealand

New Zealand has hosted the launch of a Bitcoin exchange, the first since one of its oldest shut down due to banking problems.

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Ethereum's 2017 Roadmap: Flexibility, PoW to PoS, Improving Ecosystem

Ethereum has been one of the best performing digital assets this year, due to the Ethereum Foundation’s smart partnerships strategy.

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Indian Minister Terms Bitcoin to be Illegal in Parliament

In a setback to Indian cryptocurrency users, the government in India has declared Bitcoin use to be potentially illegal.

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SEC Turns Down Second Bitcoin ETF SolidX, Bitcoin Price Shows Resilience

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officially rejected the second Bitcoin ETF proposal.

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Why Canadian Companies Unanimously Rejecting Bitcoin Unlimited

Leading Canadian Bitcoin companies, service providers and economic node operators have come to a consensus to reject Bitcoin Unlimited.

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China: OKCoin Joins Huobi in Video Screening Traders

Along with fellow exchange Huobi, Okcoin has announced it will video verify its users, cnLedger reports.

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Ethereum Price Analysis: March 22 - 28

Ethereum is on the rise? The more the higher?

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Blockchain News Recap With Marco Barulli: BlockShow Europe 2017 Special

As we approach BlockShow Europe 2017, Cointelegraph has met with Marco Barulli, one of the key speakers at the event, to discuss the hottest Blockchain news.

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Trafigura, French Bank Partner on Blockchain Oil Revolution

Trafigura and Nataxis, the French bank, have partnered to “streamline” the sales process for crude oil.

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Bitcoin Unlimited vs. SegWit Debate Heats Up, Roger Ver Accusations Trigger Responses

Roger Ver’s interview on March 20 where he expressed his open support for Bitcoin Unlimited while accusing Bitcoin Core of being slow and expensive, has launched a heated debate that is far from over.

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Canada Bitcoin Players Unite to Fight Hard Fork, Reject BU

A Bitcoin hard fork has received its latest vote of no confidence from a group of Canadian cryptocurrency actors united under Bitcoin Embassy leader Francis Pouliot.

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Bitcoin Worth ‘A Few Billion Dollars’ Coming To Iran: US Analyst

A US analyst has said ‘a few billion dollars’’ worth of Bitcoin and altcoins may be making their way to Iran’s economy.

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New Rand Corporation Report Analyses Virtual Currency Vulnerabilities

The Rand Corporation provides an overview on virtual currency use and threats by both state and non-state actors.

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BitcoinPlus Price Surges 1000 Percent: Overrated New Kid on the Block?

It seems not too hard to say where would rest the rising price of BitcoinPlus, the biggest gaining alternative currency in the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.

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Bitfury Mines its First SegWit Block, Armory Says No to Bitcoin Unlimited

On March 26, Bitfury mined its first Segwit block with Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 148 that contains the Segwit signal tag.

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Bitcoin Price Stabilizes at $1,022, Scalability Debate Continues

Bitcoin price reached $1,030 in most global Bitcoin exchanges such as Bitstamp and Bitfinex earlier today, recovering from the March 24 drop.

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The Gambler’s Guide to Bitcoin Casinos

sponsoredThe online gambling industry and Bitcoin are illustrating how profitable they can be when the two are put together with multiple casinos accepting digital currency payments.

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