Taking stock of the lies bankers tell about Bitcoin
High-gloss marketing about "blockchain" too often serves as source material for news media, making it hard to tell which narrative to follow.
News & Commentary
"Now, the concern may be that cryptocurrencies offers the opportunity to launder funds. This is possibly true and is why I said there is some criminal activity with some cryptocurrencies which is tiny today, but might grow over time. Even then, it is speculative and too early to call. For example, that paragraph from The Times is factually incorrect, as bitcoin is not anonymous."
A good article on Bitcoin and central banks can be found here.
The problem is much bigger than Facebook. It's the internet's economic model. It's the internet's surveillance model.--The Tor Project (@torproject) March 21, 2018
Communicating, sharing, and accessing information shouldn't have to make you a commodity or target.
You shouldn't be exploited for using the internet.
"Now, they say nothing on the internet can be erased, but besides the odd message here and there kept by your Facebook friends, your data will be destroyed if you delete your account. Facebook claims they delay deletion request a few days, so if you log back in during that time your account will be saved."
OFAC might add Bitcoin *addresses* to the sanctions lists like they would add people or governments! https://t.co/X2hHn0sVm4— Marco Santori (@msantoriESQ) March 21, 2018
Technical & Updates
"Other Google insiders said recently that the cloud business is a natural place for blockchain-related services. The people asked not to be identified talking about the subject because the company isn’t ready to make an announcement yet. A Google spokesman declined to comment."
"In a decentralized project such as Decred, ultimately the community decides which perspective prevails. Sometimes the stakeholder view dominates and sometimes the trader view wins. How do the stewards of the project decide to pick one point of view over the other?"
Decred is now listed on oooBTC, a Singaporean exchange. Twitter
"The reasoning was that experimental technologies require rapid innovation, and a traditional startup is the best way to bring the necessary focus and agility to the project."
Zcash SPV library is now open-source.
Great news for #crypto enthusiasts!— Guarda (@GuardaWallet) March 21, 2018
Guarda #Zcash #SPV library is now open-sourced! @ZcashCommunity, catch up with it on our GitHub: https://t.co/UhHeliZSTP.
Waiting for your feedback to make the best #ZEC light wallet ever!$ZEC @zooko @mineZcash @zcashco pic.twitter.com/Y8fjLMG4nq
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