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Long-time Bitcoin Core contributor Michael Ford, who often goes by the handle “fanquake,” has been named the newest maintainer of the open-source software project. Ford will join the four other current Bitcoin Core maintainers — Wladimir van Der Laan, Jonas Schnelli, Marco Falke, and Samuel Dobson — in doing the “janitorial” work that keeps the
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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for institutional investors interested in cryptoassets, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up
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Stolen bitcoins have been spotted moving on the blockchain after three years of lying dormant. In a series of transactions beginning at 06:00 UTC Friday, 172.54 BTC or about $1.37 million moved from a wallet that had previously held funds taken in the 2016 Bitfinex hack. The theft, which cost the exchange $60 million, remains unsolved. The
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Bitcoin ATMs have become “an ideal money-laundering vehicle,” according to the Vancouver Police Department, prompting a proposed city-wide ban by the mayor, and potential federal legislation, The Star reports. The 76 machines within the city limits have come under police fire twice already this past year due to perceived regulatory issues. Though, most recently in
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Multiple criminal investigative agencies within the U.S. are looking into the circumstances of the now-defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX. According to a press release published Monday, the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation division (IRS-CI), the U.S. Attorney General’s office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual
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The company Amero-Isatek announced that it will open its first physical cryptocurrency exchange station in Nuevo León, Monterrey on June 21. It will also soon expand into another seven locations across Mexico. Amero-Isatek estimates that it will server over 800,000 cryptocurrency users in Central Mexico. Users of the exchange will trade in Amero, Amero-Isatek’s own
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Big-box retail giant Walmart has joined MediLedger, a consortium building a blockchain for tracking the provenance of pharmaceuticals. A spokeswoman for the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company confirmed Walmart’s participation to CoinDesk but had no further comment. The move represents a deepening of Walmart’s involvement with blockchain technology. Separately, the retailer is a key participant in IBM’s
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