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Wasabi Wallet Lead Developer: ‘Bitcoin Developers Are Failing El Salvador’

Adam Ficsor, the lead developer of Wasabi Wallet, a privacy-centric Bitcoin wallet, has revealed his position regarding the slow adoption of Bitcoin in El Salvador. In a recent interview, Ficsor stated that Bitcoin developers have failed El Salvador, having been unable to improve the situation of Bitcoin as a means of exchange, even with the…
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Bitcoin Miner Bitdeer Expands With Acquisition of ASIC Designer Desiweminer

Bitdeer Technologies Group announced its acquisition of Desiweminer, a noted player in the crypto ASIC design landscape. The agreement, finalized on June 3, 2024, involves the exchange of 20 million Bitdeer shares and introduces stringent transfer restrictions, with a vesting period extending up to seven years. Bitdeer and Desiweminer Join Forces in Multimillion-Share Acquisition Deal…
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Vitalik Buterin Outlines Improvements for Ethereum’s Decentralized Future

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has proposed several enhancements aimed at improving the network’s permissionlessness and decentralization. The proposed changes focus on tackling issues such as miner extractable value (MEV), hardware requirements, and staking dynamics. Ethereum Co-Founder Proposes Enhancements to Boost Ethereum’s Decentralization Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum co-founder, recently shared his vision for the future of Ethereum’s…
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Mastercard Welcomes 5 Startups to Blockchain and Digital Asset Program

Mastercard’s Start Path Blockchain and Digital Asset program has expanded to include five new startups, aiming to explore innovative uses of blockchain technology. “Digital assets are becoming increasingly mainstream, speeding up commerce with trust and transparency,” Mastercard stated. Mastercard’s Digital Asset Program Expands Payments giant Mastercard announced Wednesday that five startups from around the world…
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Lightspark CEO David Marcus: Lightning Network Will Become the World’s ‘Interoperability Neutral Settlement Layer’

David Marcus, CEO of Lightspark, a company that offers lightning network (LN) related services, has stated that LN will become the “interoperability neutral settlement layer” for the world. Marcus declared that only Bitcoin is “neutral enough” to be implemented as the enabler between national payment systems, granting companies and institutions adopting it an edge for…
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Lightning Labs CTO Conducts First Mainnet Multi-Hop Asset Payment via Taproot Asset Channels

Olaoluwa Osuntokun, co-founder and CTO of Lightning Labs, recently executed the first successful mainnet multi-hop asset payment using Taproot Asset channels, marking a new development in asset transfer capabilities over the Lightning Network. Asset Transfer Achieved on Lightning Network Using Taproot Channels The transaction, conducted by Osuntokun, involved a multi-hop payment using a digital asset…
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Erik Voorhees Unveils New AI Platform Promising Privacy and Unfiltered Free Speech

Erik Voorhees, founder of Shapeshift, has announced the debut of Venice, an artificial intelligence (AI) application that promises enhanced privacy and unrestricted free speech. Unlike mainstream AI services, Venice is designed to operate without the “Orwellian” oversight typical of centralized platforms, offering a truly private and uncensored user experience. New AI on the Block: Venice…
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Bitcoin Cash Prepares Adaptive Blocksize Limit Upgrade, Commits to Network Scaling

Bitcoin Cash, the usability-focused Bitcoin hard fork, is preparing to perform a blockchain-wide upgrade slated to happen on May 15th. The upgrade implements the adaptive blocksize limit algorithm, allowing the network to adapt to future increases in demand without having direct input from actors, avoiding the opportunity for social attacks. Bitcoin Cash to Include Adaptative…
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Tether Invests $200 Million in Blackrock Neurotech, Launches Evo Division

Tether, the giant behind the world’s largest stablecoin USDT, announced a $200 million strategic investment in Blackrock Neurotech, a brain-interface company. The investment also marks the launch of Evo, a new business division for the company that will examine investments in initiatives that merge tech and human potential. Tether Dabbles in Biotech, Acquires $200 Million…
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