Author: Kai Sedgwick

A New Bitcoin World

Satoshi Nakamoto Could Be Criminal Mastermind Paul Le Roux

Satoshi Nakamoto Could Be Criminal Mastermind Paul Le RouxOne of the most enduring mysteries of modern times has produced another enthralling twist. Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s pseudonymous and enigmatic creator, has not been seen online in more than eight years. Evidence has now surfaced that points to a new Satoshi candidate, whose known life has a number of parallels with that of Bitcoin’s inventor. […]

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May 13, 2019 0

Don’t Trust Bitcoin Mixers and Other Opsec Lessons From the Darknet

Don’t Trust Bitcoin Mixers and Other Opsec Lessons From the DarknetWhen darknet markets are shut down these days, the arrests don’t generate much fanfare. There’s a day of press at best, and then the media moves on to bigger stories, leaving the fate of the DNM operators unreported as their case grinds through the courts. This is a shame, as the indictments for the accused […]

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May 6, 2019 0

New Website Promises to Unveil Satoshi Nakamoto in 10 Days

This Website Promises to Unveil Satoshi Nakamoto in 10 DaysThe hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto, which has beguiled internet sleuths for years, has taken another bizarre turn. A new website, Got Satoshi, shows a countdown timer to when it will unveil Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator. The reveal will occur in 10 days’ time, when many bitcoiners will be gathered in New York for the annual Consensus […]

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May 4, 2019 0

Darknet Buyers Flock to Wall Street as Dream Winds Down

Darknet Buyers Flock to Wall Street as Dream Winds DownAs the darknet’s largest market prepares to wind down, its second largest is taking the strain. When Dream closes for good at the end of April, Wall Street will become the largest darknet market (DNM), at least until Dream’s successor launches and can prove its legitimacy. Paranoia has pervaded the darknet in recent weeks amidst […]

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April 6, 2019 0

Coinbase Severs Ties With Hacking Team Members While Data-Sharing Backlash Intensifies

Coinbase Backlash Intensifies Amidst Data-Sharing ConcernsCoinbase has been trending on crypto Twitter all week, but for all the wrong reasons. The #DeleteCoinbase hashtag has circulated on account of the dubious practices of Neutrino, the blockchain surveillance team it acquired. Now, the California-based exchange has bowed to public pressure and severed ties with key members of the Neutrino team. Also read: […]

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March 5, 2019 0

How to Buy Bitcoin Anonymously

How to Buy Bitcoin AnonymouslyBuying bitcoin is not a revolutionary act. Nor should it be. And yet the way statists, apparatchiks and politicians bang on, you’d think the mere act of acquiring digital currency was akin to receiving the keys to a pandora’s box in which lurks every illicit artifact known to man. One day, these dinosaurs will begrudgingly concede […]

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January 22, 2019 0

How to Generate a Bitcoin Address With Your Own Name

You don’t have to be vain to want a vanity address. A bitcoin vanity address is the crypto equivalent of a personalized license plate, with a portion of its 26-35 alphanumeric characters closely mirroring the name of the wallet’s owner. For fundraising, collecting tips or soliciting donations, having a bitcoin address that’s synonymous with its […]

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January 14, 2019 0

Five Bitcoin Board Games

Five Bitcoin Board GamesBitcoin is highly addictive. For those who come to know and love the cryptocurrency, sending, receiving, and hodling often isn’t enough. Soon they crave Bitcoin merch, which leads to other Bitcoin-based accessories, from stickers to hardware wallets. The final endgame, for a handful who get hooked on the P2P cryptocurrency, is to invest in a […]

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January 5, 2019 0

Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying Coins

Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying CoinsYou can tell an altcoin is close to death when its price soars. That may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what can happen to crypto assets when they’re in the throes of death. With low liquidity and thin volume, exchange-listed altcoins are prey to manipulators who will send them skyward one final […]

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January 2, 2019 0

Here’s How the World Will Commemorate Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary on Jan. 3

Here’s How the World Will Commemorate Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary on Jan. 3Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary will fall on Jan. 3. As a decentralized currency that belongs to everyone and no one, there is no official way to commemorate its 10th birthday. From wallet manufacturers to developers, every ecosystem participant will have their own suggestions as to how bitcoiners should mark the historic occasion. Also read: Support Grows […]

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December 28, 2018 0