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Ethereum Cryptocurrency Creator Defends Possession of Child Porn, Claims it Can Have ‘Social Benefits’

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of cryptocurrency Ethereum, defended the possession of child porn and claimed it could have “social benefits.” In a series of tweets on Monday, Buterin argued that “doing heroin imposes risks on others,” while “simple possession of child porn does not,” and declared, “I don’t see legalizing *possession* of child porn as […]

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Explores Zk-STARKs In New Blog Post

November 11, 2017 8:23 AM The creator of Ethereum has written a blog post that contrasts zk-SNARKs and zk-STARKs. In it, he begins to explore the features that may make zk-STARKs an attractive solution to various problems facing the blockchain platform, as well as potential future problems. On November 9, Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin published […]

Ethereum’s Creator Considering Reduction in the Cryptoasset’s Available Supply

2017 has seen an explosion when it comes to blockchain technology-based startups. At the time of this writing, more than $3 billion has been raised through initial coin offerings or ICOs. Of these ICOs, more than 50 percent made use of the Ethereum platform for the launch of their tokens. Joseph Lubin, one of Ethereum’s […]

Ethereum creator wonders whether his currency should be scarcer

Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of the ethereum blockchain, may have created too much of a good thing. The 23-year-old helped sell one of the first digital currencies in 2014 when he introduced ether to the public. Three years later he’s witnessed scads of other digital currencies raise more than $3 billion in 2017 via so-called initial […]

Ethereum Creator Wonders Whether His Currency Should Be Scarcer

Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of the ethereum blockchain, may have created too much of a good thing. The 23-year-old helped sell one of the first digital currencies in 2014 when he introduced ether to the public. Three years later he’s witnessed scads of other digital currencies raise more than $3 billion in 2017 via so-called initial […]

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto May Be Sitting on $5.8B

It’s been a very good year for Bitcoin, with the cryptocurrency climbing more than 600% to over $6,000. As result, one of Bitcoin’s largest holders appears to now be worth nearly $6 billion. In 2013, Bitcoin watcher and head of cryptocurrency firm rsk.co Sergio Lerner wrote a series of blog posts explaining why he believes […]

Bitcoin’s creator may be worth $6B, but people still don’t know who it is

CLOSE If you don’t prepare, it might vanish forever. Time (Photo: Getty Images) One of the biggest mysteries in the technology world is the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the computer programmer who invented the digital currency bitcoin. That’s because the name — Satoshi Nakamoto — is a pseudonym. It could represent a man, a woman, […]

Catalonia Considering Cryptocurrency Post-Independence, Advised By Ethereum Creator

The small but economically vital Catalonia region of Spain has declared its independence, but Madrid vows to keep the region a part of Spain. While governments and thought leaders around the world line up behind opposing sides, the would-be independent government is looking to use a national cryptocurrency and a Blockchain-based residency system. According to […]

Catalonia Considering Cryptocurrency Post-Independence, Advised By Ethereum Creator

The small but economically vital Catalonia region of Spain has declared its independence, but Madrid vows to keep the region a part of Spain. While governments and thought leaders around the world line up behind opposing sides, the would-be independent government is looking to use a national cryptocurrency and a Blockchain-based residency system. According to […]

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