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dApps Should be Easily Accessible According to Former JP Morgan Exec.

A former executive director at the banking giant JP Morgan Chase, Amber Baldet has spoken on decentralised applications in arguing that “when people use decentralized applications (dApps), they should be able to focus more on what the app does than what’s under the hood.” Baldet was one of the key members in launching Quorum, an Ethereum-based blockchain platform for business owners and has now become well-known for her stance against ‘single chain maximalism’. The co-founder of Clovyr, a platform that allows users to develop several different blockchain-based applications, has previously stated that “this decade will be remembered for surveillance capitalism.”...

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Cryptographic flaw in zerocoin protocol leads projects to question its viability

The team at Zcoin have discovered a vulnerability in the cryptography of the Zerocoin protocol, which is used by a number of privacy-focused projects in the space. The vulnerability in question allows for an attacker to create zero-knowledge proofs and create coins out of, basically, nowhere. Coins that use the protocol such as Veil are vulnerable to an attack until Zerocoin is disabled. Although the exposed flaw is able to be fixed, the Zcoin team doesn’t plan to allocate resources to the issue and instead will continue to focus on transitioning to its new privacy protocol, Sigma. As reported by...

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India: Is A Bitcoin Ban Imminent?

According to rumours, regulators in India might be getting ready to propose a new bill to the government which recommends a so-called ‘blanket ban’ on cryptocurrencies. Indian mainstream media outlet has reported that the government has already started an “inter-ministerial” consultations on a draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies. It is being dubbed as the ‘Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currencies Bill 2019’, the draft bill has been circulated among the key government departments which include the Departments of Economic Affairs, Central Board of Direct and Indirect Taxes and the investor education and protection fund authority. As reported...

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Japan Set For 1st Ever Integrated Resort Expo

Japan’s 1st and ONLY IR Expo at Intex Osaka If you had doubts that Integrated Resorts were not the next big thing – the amount that are springing up all across Asia will dispel this. The expectation is that a staggering 10,000 visitors will flock to Japan's 1st and only Integrated Resort Expo in Osaka on May 15th to May 16th. The three cities that will be chosen to host Japan's first IR's are yet to be revealed, but Osaka is seen as a leading candidate and has been actively promoting the development of an IR on the artificial island...

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Lil Pump Begins Accepting Bitcoin For His Merch

The artist responsible for ‘songs’ such as “Gucci Gang” and “Esskeetit”, Lil Pump has recently begun to accept Bitcoin as a payment method for purchasing his merchandise. This is all possible thank to the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Since Bitcoin’s price surged over the past few weeks, putting back under the spotlight, this development is likely to see many of the rapper’s fans become more aware of the digital currency and possibly begin using it for themselves. Lil Pump isn’t the first online store to accept Bitcoin as payment, however, due to the majority of his audience being relatively young they...

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