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New Core Patch Fixes Bitcoin Network Vulnerability to DDoS Attacks

Bitcoin DDoS

The Bitcoin Core team yesterday released a patch for a DDoS vulnerability that could prove fatal to the Bitcoin network. The patch note urged miners to shut down their older versions urgently and replace them with the new version, Bitcoin Core 0.16.3. The announcement, first reported on Hacked, revealed that all the recent Bitcoin Core versions could be vulnerable to Distributed Denial-of-Service...

Scientific Research Needs a Trustless Blockchain Architecture to Be Trusted

Blockchain research

Dr. Greg Irving, a Clinical Lecturer from the University of Cambridge, recently authored a research project on the potential impact of blockchain technology on scientific research. While the use is not novel in principle, it underscores the very reason blockchain was created. Why Scientific Research? Irving, and rightfully so, says that in order to truly trust scientific research the reader's...

This Investor Is In Bitcoin and Blockchain for the Long Haul

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Adam Draper, the founder and CEO of BoostVC, a Silicon Valley accelerator focused on bitcoin, stopped by Wall Street Journal’s MoneyBeat and spoke with Paul Vigna.  Draper was an early investor in Coinbase in 2012. He discussed with Vigna, for the most part, the evolution of Bitcoin to the blockchain. This has been a dramatic change in the Bitcoin space, and one which certainly will color the...

BlockTrust Will Launch With SendChat Crowdfunding

BlockTrust is a crowd funding platform designed to bring blockchain related projects and interested investors together in a mutually beneficial manner. Projects on BlockTrust are certified by a dedicated team who verify developer identity, review the source code, and provide essential steps to assist startups with securing their development funding. Projects funded through BlockTrust are secured...

How the Reddit MillionaireMakers Are Using the Bitcoin Blockchain

The MillionaireMakers subreddit grew out of one of Reddit's infamous shower thoughts, in which Redditor moizmie correctly posited that "If a million of us picked a certain redditor and all donated just $1, we would have the power to make someone a millionaire." Last month, a Redditor won nearly $1,000 from the budding community which was given in a combination of Changetip Bitcoin tips...

Bitreserve, Bitoil and the Bitcoin Blockchain

Oil rig

Financial services company, Bitreserve has big plans for 2015. Starting next year, Bitreserve will add oil, in the form of Bitoil™ to its platform as a commodity users can easily hold as an investment as well as transact with using the Bitcoin network. Earlier this month we reported on Bitreserve's addition of bitgold, a link between gold bullion and the Bitcoin network which users can hold in...

Bitcoin Blockchain Initial Sync Time Dramatically Reduced By Headers-First Sync

Downloading the Bitcoin blockchain is about to become a lot easier, ending a common complaint that users have about the barrier of entry to using Bitcoin software. With this new feature, new users can be fully synced with Bitcoin Core closer to 4 hours, as opposed to 2 days on an average internet connection. The common complaint about Bitcoin is that the start-up time in getting set up with the...

Introducing the World's First Stateless Company Incorporated by the Bitcoin Blockchain: FirstBlockchain.com

  You have to check out this first of a kind "physical" address that this company is registered at:  You heard that right.  The first of its kind Bitcoin Blockchain incorporated company.  Readers might notice that this company doesn't do anything yet that you might imagine a regular company does, such as make money... This is more of a proof of concept, and the concept seems to have been...