Justin OConnell

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News

7 Projects Working to Make Blockchain More Opaque for Enterprise

Public blockchains, in particular, don’t make sense for many businesses where privacy is required. Pseudonymous isn’t good enough, and generally speaking, modern databases are...

Justin OConnell | 7 months ago
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News

Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Moved to Another High Security Prison

Ross Ulbricht has been transferred to a new prison. This time to USP Tucson, yet another high security prison where he will be locked up likely alongside fewer murderers and hardcore...

Justin OConnell | 7 months ago
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Blockchain

Is Blockchain Halal? These Startups Are Transforming Islamic Finance

Islamic financial institutions are increasingly using blockchain technology for complex financing terms, Shariah-compliant transactions and Islamic and sharia-compliant alternatives to...

Justin OConnell | 8 months ago
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News

This Bitcoin Price Indicator Adjusts For Lost and Unmoved Coins

Castle Island Venture’s Nic Carter, with the help of Blockchain.info’s Antoine Le Calvez, presented the concept of “Realized Value” for Bitcoin price at the Riga Baltic...

Justin OConnell | 8 months ago
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Bitcoin Security

Yahoo Confirms 2014 Data Breach, 500 Million Users Compromised

On Thursday night, Yahoo sent out a “NOTICE OF DATA BREACH” to its users, claiming it believed a 2014 hack, which compromised at least 500 million users, was done by...

Justin OConnell | 3 years ago
Professional Social Media: The Next Big Space for Disruption?
Altcoin News

ECHO Merges Blockchain and Social Media for Space-Age Communication

ECHO, a distributed, peer-to-peer and encrypted messaging and digital payments platform, enables people to exchange encrypted text, audio, video, and image messages. It also portends...

Justin OConnell | 3 years ago
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Bitcoin

32MB Blocks: The Newest (Old) Solution to Bitcoin Scalability

There has been an ongoing Bitcoin block size debate, and most recently a radical, old idea resurfaced: instead of increasing the block size from 1MB to 2,4 or 8MB, the protocol should...

Justin OConnell | 3 years ago
Altcoins

Ripple Executive Rails Against Bitcoin in New Essay

Longtime blockchain developer, enthusiast and Ripple executive has warned in a new essay that blockchains could bring about a dystopia. Also read: New Malware Sneaking Onto Mac...

Justin OConnell | 3 years ago
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News

Core Developer: Chinese Attack on Bitcoin Core Doubtful

Bitcoin.org, a self-reported objective information site in the Bitcoin space, has warned that the Bitcoin Core wallet — the official wallet of Bitcoin — is ripe for an...

Justin OConnell | 3 years ago
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Bitcoin

Coinbase AMA: ‘ETC Was Replay Attacked on Coinbase’

In the wake of the DAO hack, which had dire implications for the Ethereum blockchain, multiple exchanges acknowledged the existence of new alternative tokens, Ether Classic, based on...

Justin OConnell | 3 years ago
HYPR blockchain
News

The Future of IoT: Blockchain Biometrics with HYPR

Biometrics is a new and effective trend in the security industry. HYPR deploys biometrics in financial applications, but also adds the benefits of decentralized technology to enable...

Justin OConnell | 3 years ago
DAO Bitcoin
Op-Ed

Bitcoin Is the Original DAO

Decentralized autonomous organizations have received much attention in recent weeks since Ethereum launched its new Decentralized Autonomous Organization platform, featuring projects...

Justin OConnell | 3 years ago

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