Colin Harper

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Nov 25 2020

‘Bypass’ Attack in Coldcard Bitcoin Wallet Could Trick Users Into Sending Incorrect Funds

Bitcoin hardware wallet Coldcard is fixing a flaw that could trick users into sending bitcoin on mainnet when they meant to use its testnet.

Nov 24 2020

Binance Ramps Up Crackdown on US Users, Giving Them 14 Days to Withdraw Funds

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  binance markets

Binance is giving U.S. users 14 days to withdraw funds before their accounts are shuttered.

Ethereum 2.0’s Genesis Day Is Officially Set for Dec. 1

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  beacon chain ethereum ethereum 2.0 tech

The biggest update in Ethereum’s history will officially begin its first phase on Dec. 1 when the Ethereum 2.0's Beacon chain goes live.

Nov 23 2020

Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Is 75% Funded Ahead of Dec. 1 Soft Launch

Nov 23 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  beacon chain ethereum ethereum 2.0 tech

The smart contract required for triggering Ethereum 2.0 has nearly accrued enough funds to activate the momentous upgrade.

New GnosisDao Bets on ‘Futarchy,’ a Prediction-Market Governance Model

Nov 23 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  dao ethereum gnosis tech

The newly launched GnosisDAO will allow Gnosis users to vote on platform governance and development.

Nov 19 2020

Lightning Network’s New Liquidity Marketplace Attracts a ‘Surprising’ Mix of Individuals, Enterprises

Lightning Labs’ new liquidity marketplace, Lightning Pool, has seen more early-stage growth than its creators expected.

Nov 18 2020

Electrum Developers Apply Fix After Apple Update Bricks Bitcoin Wallets

Nov 18 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  apple bitcoin wallets bugs electrum tech

Apple's most recent Mac update is causing major problems for one of Bitcoin’s oldest wallets.

Nov 17 2020

New Mac Update Leaves Users No Room to Escape Data Collection

Nov 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  apple data privacy privacy tech vpns

Following a recent Mac update, users will have to find alternatives if they want out from under Apple’s eye.

Nov 11 2020

Ethereum’s ‘Unannounced Hard Fork’ Was Trying to Prevent the Very Disruption It Caused

Nov 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ethereum geth hard fork tech

A hard fork that split Ethereum’s chain in two was activated on purpose, calling into question Ethereum’s client coordination.

Nov 10 2020

Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Tops $22.5M One Week After Launch

The deposit contract for Ethereum’s 2.0 upgrade now holds over 50k ETH – 10% of the threshold needed to activate the watershed update.

Multisignature Wallets Can Keep Your Coins Safer (If You Use Them Right)

Nov 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  explainers multisig multisignature tech wallets

Multisignature wallets are cryptocurrency wallets which require two or more private keys to sign and send a transaction.

Nov 09 2020

Flaw in Bitcoin SV Multisig Wallet Puts Funds at Risk

Nov 09 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin sv tech vulnerability

Bitcoin SV scrapped Bitcoin’s multisignature design and created its own. The insecure design is causing problems for some BSV users.

Oct 01 2020

The Long and Winding Story of Silk Road, Bitcoin’s Earliest Major Application

This article originally appeared in Bitcoin Magazine's 10th anniversary print edition. Silk Road, the online marketplace named for the historic network of trade routes established during the Han Dynasty, went live in February 2011. Its domain was accessible only on the so-called “dark...

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