Tag: Hard Fork

Cryptocurrency fraudster faces 5 years in prison for selling fake ICOs

A Brooklyn-based businessman turned cryptocurrency huckster faces up to five years in prison for orchestrating two monstrously phony initial coin offerings (ICOs) last year. Maksim Zaslavskiy, a former institutional developer and “businessman,” plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit securities fraud before a New York district court yesterday, […]

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Microsoft launched a cloud-based blockchain development kit

Big tech is getting in on blockchain in a big way. Microsoft has launched a cloud-based blockchain development kit powered by Azure. “This kit extends the capabilities of our blockchain developer templates and Azure Blockchain Workbench, which incorporates Azure services for key management, off-chain identity and data, monitoring, and messaging APIs […]

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The contentious Bitcoin Cash hard fork is here, now the hash war begins

Following a months-long internal strife in the community, the contentious Bitcoin Cash BCH (BCH) hard fork has finally taken place. The Bitcoin Cash blockchain is now split in three separate networks, each with its own set of rules and governing principles: one developed by Bitcoin-ABC, one developed by Craig Wright’s […]

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EU says GDPR will only be a problem for permissionless blockchains

The main blockchain research body of the European Commission is positive the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and blockchain can co-exist in harmony – but things will ultimately boil down to specific use cases and applications. In a report published in October, The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum argues GDPR compliance is […]

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International Bitcoin miners vanish after stacking up $1.5M debt in Sweden

Sweden’s northernmost county opened its arms to two cryptocurrency mining firms earlier this year – but it might now be regretting the decision. The county of Norrbotten, Sweden is playing host to a cryptocurrency mining mystery. Two cryptocurrency mining operations have shut up shop and disappeared, leaving only unpaid bills […]

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BREAKING: Twitter addresses Bitcoin giveaway scam epidemic after Target hack

Following a series of cryptocurrency-related hackings on high-profile accounts (including retail giant Target and some politicians), Twitter has finally addressed the Bitcoin BTC giveaway scam epidemic on its platform. In an email to Hard Fork, a spokesperson for Twitter confirmed – that in addition to Target’s profile – a number […]

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