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This Week in Blockchain Venture Capital – Sept. 25

CoinAlpha, a Mountain View-based startup using blockchain technology to create the next wave of transparent, efficient, and secure financial products, recently closed a $3.5 million seed round. Already involved with StartX, Stanford University’s accelerator program, other participants in the...

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Bitcoin Core Dev Takes Responsibility for Critical Bug: “I’m Embarrassed and Sorry”

John Newbery, a Bitcoin Core developer and contributor to cryptocurrency research and development group Chaincode Labs, takes responsibility for a critical bug recently discovered on the Bitcoin network. As CryptoSlate reported, on September 20, a serious issue called “bug...

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Qtum Unveils 0.16 Update on First Birthday, Targets 50,000 Tx/S

Qtum celebrated its first birthday with a bang, doubling down on the ambitions of its 2019 roadmap and releasing its “game-changer” 0.16 update, designed to scale the network to 50,000 transactions per second through lightning networks. A marriage of Ethereum...

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Critical Bug Would Have Allowed Hackers to Create Bitcoin, Detector Hints at Sabotage

Bitcoin Core developers acknowledged a potentially devastating vulnerability in the code of the original cryptocurrency and appealed to miners to upgrade to their newly issued patch with immediate effect. If exploited, bug CVE-2018–17144 would have permitted bad actors to...

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Civic Partners With Brave to Bring Reusable KYC Verification to Verified Publishers

At Consumer Identity World Tour 2018, identity verification software company Civic announced a partnership with Brave Software, in which verified publishers using Brave’s platform and Ethereum-based Basic Attention Token (BAT) will be able to verify their identities using Civic’s interface....

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Expo Lets Ethereum Haters Short ETH on First Completely Trustless Margin Trading Platform

As the cryptocurrency market matures, a number of exchanges have begun to offer crypto derivatives contracts. To margin trade on these platforms, users are forced to trust their crypto capital on centralized exchange wallets. A new open-source platform leveraging...

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