Month: December 2020

Darknet Giant White House Market Drops Bitcoin, Supports Monero Payments Only – Altcoins Bitcoin News

The prominent darknet marketplace, White House Market, has dropped bitcoin payments and now accepts monero only. The darknet marketplace administrators detailed that there was an issue with a payment processor blocking Tor exit nodes, but the full transition to monero was always planned.

A number of crypto proponents have reported on the darknet marketplace, White House dropping bitcoin (BTC) payments…

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Second Indigenous activist killed in Honduras this week | Environment News

Honduran authorities say they are investigating the killings of activists Felix Vasquez and Jose Adan Medina.

Honduran authorities said Wednesday they are investigating the murders of two activists and Indigenous leaders killed in separate incidents during the weekend.

On Sunday, Jose Adan Medina was found shot to death in a remote location in the community of El Volcan, also in western Honduras. Medina was a member of the Tolupan Indigenous group.

Felix Vasquez, a longtime environmental activist from the Lenca Indigenous group, was shot by masked men in front of relatives Saturday in his home in Santiago de Puringla.

Vasquez, who was seeking the nomination of the opposition Libre party to run for congress, had fought hydroelectric projects and land abuses for years. National elections are scheduled for March.

Alice H Shackelford, a United Nations resident coordinator in Honduras, called for Medina’s killers to be held to account.

“How sad the end of 2020! Another human rights defender murdered! Indigenous Tolupan leader Adan Mejia! Justice and zero impunity! Quick investigation and identification of the culprits as soon as possible,” Shackelford said on Twitter.

Yuri Mora, spokesman for the Honduras prosecutor’s office, said that the office on ethnic groups and cultural patrimony was investigating Vasquez’s murder. He said investigators had executed searches and were about to call people in to make statements, but no arrests had been made.

He said Vasquez had filed complaints with the prosecutor’s office in the past against hydroelectric projects and on land management issues.

Honduras’s National Human Rights Commission condemned…


New Golang worm turns Windows and Linux servers into monero miners

Oracle Co-Founder Larry Ellison delivers a keynote address at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in 2006. A newly discovered worm turns Windows and Linux servers into cryptocurrency miners. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A new worm written in Golang turns Windows and Linux servers into miners of the cryptocurrency monero.

In a Wednesday blog post, researchers from Intezer said the worm spreads across the network to run XMRig Miner – a monero cryptocurrency miner…

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2020 in big data and IoT: keep a close eye on Bitcoin SV

Bitcoin BSV is the blockchain for big data and enterprise. Predictions from people in the know say we’ll be hearing a lot more about this in 2021. Let’s take a look at why, and also some of the projects that pioneered the concept in 2020.

Demand for auditable data storage, issues over ownership, plus a proliferation of big data applications and internet of things (IoT) devices will all play their part. On BSV’s side in 2021 there’s full release of the big data-oriented Teranode…

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Iran: Call for Crypto Use to Pay for Imports – Financial Tribune

Iran: Call for Crypto Use to Pay for Imports  Financial Tribune

Is Defi Coming to Bitcoin Cash? An Overview of Detoken and the Anyhedge Protocol – Technology Bitcoin News

Maybe you’ve heard of Anyhedge. Last April, published an article about its announcement, but what is it really? What does it do, and how’s it work?

The Anyhedge Protocol

Anyhedge is an open-source protocol. It is simply a way to use the blockchain (in this case, the Bitcoin Cash blockchain) to create a specific type of smart contract. The smart contract here is a “hedge” where…

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Knife attack in Oakland parking lot | News

OAKLAND — A woman was arrested Monday afternoon in Oakland following an incident in which another woman was attacked with a knife.

Garrett County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Oakland Town Parking Lot at 3:30 p.m. on the report of a knife assault. They arrested April Mae Georg, 30, for whom they listed her place of residence as Oakland, on a felony charge of first-degree assault and misdemeanor second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Georg was taken to the Garrett County Detention Center, where she remained Wednesday afternoon.

The victim, Debra Lucas, 57, said there was no indication that such an altercation would take place.

“I don’t know why she did what she did,” Lucas said Tuesday. “Out of nowhere, she attacked me. There was no provocation.”

Lucas said she and a friend had been shopping and dining, and they were returning to the lot in a truck to leave in their separate vehicles. She said when they pulled into the lot, Georg came out from the farmers’ market pavilion, stood in front of the truck and stared at them.

“I said, ‘Really? You’re just going to stand in front of the truck?’” Lucas said.

Lucas said Georg didn’t respond, and continued to stare at them.

While they began to transfer items between the automobiles, Georg allegedly slammed a vehicle door into Lucas’ back and started hitting her.

“I was holding my own” in defending against Georg, said Lucas, who had a heart catheterization procedure two months ago.

At that point, Lucas said, Georg pulled out a knife — deputies identified it as a pocket knife — and attempted to slash Lucas across the face.

“I dodged it, but it could have been a lot worse,” Lucas said.

The knife caught Lucas in the lip, causing a cut that required eight stitches to close at Garrett Regional Medical Center, she said.

After Lucas was wounded, Georg…


Bitcoin Association launches online education platform Bitcoin SV Academy

ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain, today announces the official launch of Bitcoin SV Academy – a dedicated online education platform for Bitcoin, offering academia-quality, university-style courses and learning materials.

Developed by Bitcoin Association, Bitcoin SV Academy has been created to make learning about Bitcoin – the way creator

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After recent price spike, bitcoin requires enough power for a country of more than 200 million people

As bitcoin marches to new records, it’s also gobbling up the energy of a country of more than 200 million people.

The University of Cambridge’s Centre for Alternative Finance attempts to keep track of bitcoin energy consumption. While the exact consumption can never be known, a guess can be produced by tracking the total number of hashes produced by miners and looking at the efficiency of bitcoin mining equipment. The hash rate is the measuring unit of the…

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Facebook, John de Mol reach deal on fake crypto currency adverts

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Television mogul John de Mol and Facebook have reached an ‘amicable settlement’ on stopping the appearance of adverts for bitcoin using De Mol’s face on the social media platform, the AD said on Tuesday.

Last year, a Dutch court ordered Facebook to tackle fraudulent advertising for bitcoin using De Mol and other Dutch celebrities without their permission to promote crypto currencies, but the company said at the time it was technically impossible…

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