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Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward

A privacy and scalability upgrade that could turn out to be one of bitcoin's largest to date has passed a couple of milestones that were little noticed outside technical circles......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJan 23rd, 2020

US DOJ Calls Bitcoin Mixing ‘a Crime’ in Arrest of Software Developer

The arrest of Larry Harmon for an alleged connection to AlphaBay raises major questions: Do bitcoiners have a right to build privacy tech?.....»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 13th, 2020

Snowball: The Effort to Bring Privacy to Every Bitcoin Wallet

A new Bluetooth-based tech could snowball into a way to create truly private transactions, its creator says......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskDec 19th, 2019

RightEye’s Parkinson’s test just took a big step forward. Now it"s eyeing a $15M funding round.

Bethesda health tech startup RightEye's test for Parkinson's disease has earned a key win from the Food and Drug Administration, setting the company up for a faster route to market and a new $15 million funding round. The FDA deemed the test a brea.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 3rd, 2019

An Army of Bitcoin Devs Is Battle-Testing Upgrades to Privacy and Scaling

Almost 200 developers are reviewing bitcoin improvement proposals that could usher in enhanced privacy and scalability for the premier cryptocurrency......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskNov 17th, 2019

Lawmakers ask 4 tech companies for documents in antitrust probe

Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congres.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 13th, 2019

Encrypted Email Service Launches on Blockstack With Bitcoin Features

An Egyptian web firm is building Dmail on Blockstack to bring bitcoin-friendly privacy tech to the Middle East......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJun 3rd, 2019

Pieter Wuille Unveils Two Proposals for Upcoming Bitcoin Privacy Soft Fork

Bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille unveiled two proposals today that offer new plans for bitcoin's possible next big upgrade......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskMay 7th, 2019

ING Bank Is Bringing Bitcoin ‘Bulletproofs’ to Private Blockchains

ING’s blockchain team is testing privacy tech called "bulletproofs," the latest in a series of such experiments at the global bank......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskApr 15th, 2019

‘We Look Forward to Improvements.’ Big Tech Plans to Fight Back Against California’s Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

It ain't over 'til it's over. Last week, the California state legislature passed a law that introduces almost European-.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 2nd, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 vs Series 3: What Makes The New One Worth Buying?

The Apple Watch Series 4 is out, and it’s a major step forward for the tech giant’s wearab.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkSep 13th, 2018

What California"s new IoT privacy law means for Bay Area tech companies

California is poised to become the first state to pass a landmark cybersecurity bill regulating internet-connected devices. While the bill is a step in the right direction, experts said, businesses are concerned the law is too vague. SB 327, which p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 21st, 2018

This Scaling Tech Could Let You Sync Bitcoin Straight From Your Phone

A new approach to storing bitcoin's "state" could help significantly reduce storage requirements for users of the cryptocurrency......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJan 13th, 2019

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

Schnorr signatures, a code change likely to be one of the biggest coming upgrades to bitcoin, have now gone from.....»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 18th, 2019

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

Schnorr signatures are no longer just another idea for improving bitcoin thanks to a new code library from Blockstream......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 18th, 2019

Bitcoin Lightning Tech Expands Beyond Invoices in Step Toward Better UX

New tech by a principal developer could soon make it possible for bitcoin's lightning network to expand to new use cases......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 28th, 2019

Kickstarter employees vote to unionize in a big step for tech

A look at the charges against Harvey Weinstein, 67, and the punishment the once-revered Hollywood titan could face if convicted at his New York City rape trial. A jury of seven men and five... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 20th, 2020

Stamps.com Makes Its Mark With Incredible Q4 Results

Fourth-quarter financial results were a big step forward for Stamps.com, as the stock was practically cut in half after the firm ended its exclusive deal with the U.S. Postal Service last year......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstFeb 20th, 2020

Tainergy to produce SiC wafers

Solar cell maker Tainergy Tech will step into production of silicon carbide (SiC) wafers for making high-voltage power devices, according to company chairman Frank Hsieh......»»

Category: topSource: digitimesFeb 20th, 2020

Bitcoin Coders Confront an Old Quandary: How to Upgrade an Entire Network

An old debate is resurfacing in the bitcoin developer community, underscoring one of the critical challenges confronting decentralized systems......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 19th, 2020

Kickstarter employees vote to unionize in a big step for tech

The pro-union vote is significant for the technology industry, where workers have become increasingly activist in recent years over issues as varied as sexual harassment and climate change......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 19th, 2020