Originally slated for December 1, 2020, Bitcoin Core version 0.21.0 is now available for download, and includes a handful of notable changes to Bitcoin’s primary software implementation. Most notably, Bitcoin now supports Tor’s latest address format, Taproot’s code is now live for testing and Bitcoin Core finally gets manual fee setting. With Bitcoin’s price pumping,
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In response to a deluge of comments, the Treasury’s anti-money laundering office is slowing its roll on a rushed proposal to monitor a whole new range of cryptocurrency transactions. On Jan. 14, the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced that they were extending the window on comments in response to a rule originally announced
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Decentralized exchanges (DEX) are a giant leap in permissionless and transparent trading, and they exist as fantastic alternatives to centralized exchanges.  While DEXs ease the process of listing new ERC-20 tokens and remove the need to pay a central authority high listing fees, they stil have the issue of high gas fees. This is precisely
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Digital asset exchange Dacxi is joining CryptoUK, a self-regulatory trade association for the U.K. cryptocurrency industry. According to an announcement from CryptoUK today, Dacxi will be joining the group as its 8th executive member alongside exchanges Binance.UK, Coinbase, CryptoCompare, Electroneum, eToro, Ripple and Simmons & Simmons. Executive members are responsible for collaborating “to lead the
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The recent alliance of pirate academic library Sci-Hub and a blockchain-based domain name system (DNS) was celebrated by the blockchain community. Now, it’s already over.  Less than two days after registering its domain on Handshake, the distributed network for storing domain names, Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan told CoinDesk she discontinued it because of the lack
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A survey reveals that the number of U.S. financial advisors allocating to crypto in their clients’ portfolios surged significantly from 2019. The figures show that it rose 49% in 2020, from 6.3% to 9.4%. A Vast Majority of the Advisors Also Have Personal Crypto Investments According to the San Francisco-based asset management firm Bitwise, 58%
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