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Sep 9, 2021

Mastercard makes a big bet on crypto, buying blockchain analytics start-up CipherTrace

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, business, cryptocurrencies, economics, law enforcement

Mastercard has agreed to acquire blockchain analytics start-up CipherTrace, in the latest sign of how major companies are warming to cryptocurrencies.

The payments giant said Thursday it entered into an agreement to buy CipherTrace for an undisclosed amount. Based in Menlo Park, California, CipherTrace develops tools that help businesses and law enforcement root out illicit digital currency transactions. The company’s competitors include New York-based Chainalysis and London start-up Elliptic.

“Digital assets have the potential to reimagine commerce, from everyday acts like paying and getting paid to transforming economies, making them more inclusive and efficient,” Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence at Mastercard, said in a statement. “With the rapid growth of the digital asset ecosystem comes the need to ensure it is trusted and safe.”

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Sep 2, 2021

Does E5 Reverse Aging? | Dr. Harold Katcher interview (August 2021)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, life extension

Brent Nally interviews Dr Katcher about E5 plasma filtering. “What’s the purpose of anything if you’re gonna die?” E5 human trials perhaps by the end of 2022. All treated rats so far are still alive. “The question is how many times can we do this?” So far with rats it’s 3 times. He has not given out the specific E5 formula. Right now there is another party attempting to repeat his rat experiments.


Harold earned his PhD in Biology, is Chief Science Officer of Yuvan Research and is one of the discoverers of the breast cancer gene (BRCA1). Harold describes in his book, The Illusion of Knowledge, his personal story and journey developing E5 which may be extremely promising for the field of rejuvenation/biological age reversal. Read this May2020paper.

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Aug 29, 2021

World’s Second-Leading Crypto Network Ethereum Splits Into Two Chains

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode

The blockchain Ethereum saw a chain split today as a software bug affected a large quantity of full node clients.

Aug 28, 2021

Tech-payment giants and central bank digital currencies are revolutionising how people use money—

Posted by in categories: business, cryptocurrencies, economics, finance

And threatening to put traditional banks out of business. What would a world without banks look like, and would you even miss them? https://econ.st/3s76sYS

Aug 26, 2021

How Bitcoin’s vast energy use could burst its bubble

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, energy

Could the cryptocurrency’s huge electricity consumption also sink it?

Aug 25, 2021

El Salvador Readies Bitcoin Rollout With 200 ATMs for Conversion

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, finance, government, law

El Salvador began installing Bitcoin ATMs, allowing its citizens to convert the cryptocurrency into U.S. dollars and withdraw it in cash, as part of the government’s plan to make the token legal tender.

The government will install 200 of the teller machines to initially accompany its digital wallet called Chivo, a local slang term for ‘cool,’ President Nayib Bukele said on Twitter. Transactions will be commission free, he said, adding that there will also be 50 financial branches across the country for withdrawing or depositing money.

Aug 22, 2021

Prioritizing humanity ahead of profits through NFTs

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, economics

Related: Ethereum’s London hard fork sets ETH on a more deflationary path

For some, it’s easier to burn money than to coordinate and fund public goods. As a confessed humanist, that’s massively disappointing to me. This fundamental shift would have been tremendous support for research and development and innovation that maximizes community benefit and the thriving (rather than survival) of more transparent nonprofits. Developments in this space would make unbelievable strides forward for Ethereum and broader society.

The building blocks are here for humans to coordinate and reward those who create a lasting impact. NFTs, DAOs and retroactive public funding make it easier to put humanity first. We’re at a monumental moment for pro-social organizations, where public goods like ending world hunger, championing human rights and economic empowerment can be designed for the long run.

Aug 14, 2021

Cryptomining Botnet Alters CPU Settings to Boost Mining Performance

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode

Uptycs Threat Research Team has discovered malware that not only hijacks vulnerable *nix-based servers and uses them to mine cryptocurrency but actually modifies their CPU configurations in a bid to increase mining performance at the cost of performance in other applications.

Perpetrators use a Golang-based worm to exploit known vulnerabilities like CVE-2020–14882 (Oracle WebLogic) and CVE-2017–11610 (Supervisord) to gain access to Linux systems, reports The Record. Once they hijack a machine, they use model-specific registers (MSR) to disable the hardware prefetcher, a unit that fetches data and instructions from the memory into the L2 cache before they are needed.

Aug 11, 2021

Hackers Steal Over $600 Million Worth of Cryptocurrencies from Poly Network

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, finance

Hackers have siphoned $611 million worth of cryptocurrencies from a blockchain-based financial network in what’s believed to be one of the largest heists targeting the digital asset industry, putting it ahead of breaches targeting exchanges Coincheck and Mt. Gox in recent years.

Poly Network, a China-based cross-chain decentralized finance (DeFi) platform for swapping tokens across multiple blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, on Tuesday disclosed unidentified actors had exploited a vulnerability in its system to plunder thousands of digital tokens such as Ether.

“The hacker exploited a vulnerability between contract calls,” Poly Network said.

Aug 9, 2021

Meet Youssof Altoukhi: 16-Year-Old Entrepreneur Aiming To Increase Equality In Decision Making Among Cryptocurrency Projects

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How 16-Year-Old Youssof Altoukhi has launched his own cryptocurrency ‘Y Coin’.

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