Recent Stories by Mitchell

Facebook’s Bet on Blockchain—Four More Job Postings

Facebook is filling positions for four different blockchain engineering roles. The announcement comes after David Marcus—former head of Messenger, and the previous president of PayPal—was selected to become ‘Director of Engineering, Blockchain.’ Facebook is continuing its plan of “studying...

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Explained: 51 Percent Attacks on Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

One of the worst things to happen to a proof-of-work cryptocurrency is a 51 percent attack. Such attacks undermine the immutability—and consequently the trust—in a blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto summarized proof-of-work as “one-CPU-one-vote.” Since then, the cryptocurrency mining industry has...

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Mastercard Files Patent for Anonymous Electronic Transactions Via Blockchain

On Dec. 6th, Mastercard filed the patent Method and System for Anonymization of Electronic Transactions Via Blockchain. The move comes as several multinational corporations attempt to stake intellectual property claims around emerging blockchain technology. Yesterday, Mastercard filed a patent...

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Coinbase Considers 30+ Cryptos: Coinbase Pro Lists Civic, distrixt0x, Loom Network, Decentraland

Today, Coinbase announced it is considering 30 plus different cryptocurrencies to list on its platform, following the listing of Civic (CVC), district0x (DNT), Loom Network (LOOM), and Decentraland (MANA) on Coinbase Pro. In a recent blog post, Coinbase announced it is...

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