The internet hosting and software development subsidiary of Microsoft, Github, has partially unbanned the Tornado Cash repositories following the recent sanctions enforced by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Github’s decision follows the U.S. Treasury updating the public, noting that U.S. persons can copy, view, and Read More
GitHub is a centralized internet hosting service for software development often used by Ethereum developers. Within hours of the OFAC announcement, GitHub, along with other platforms, removed Tornado Cash from their sites in order to comply with the new U.S. regulation.
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a second consultation on a draft code of practice about using personal data for journalism (the code).
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Earlier on Thursday, the Ethereum blockchain – which underpins the world's second largest cryptocurrency – changed its consensus mechanism from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS), doing away with the need for energy-intensive computing power. Bitcoin, a PoW network, has been facing mounting criticism over its energy use, which is on Read More
The ICO is marking the anniversary of the groundbreaking Children’s code, that has changed how children are treated online.
The Children’s code was fully rolled out in September 2021, requiring online services including websites, apps and games to provide Read More
Decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol Compound (COMP) has suffered a critical failure, effectively halting the trade of Compound Ether (cETH), after a bug was discovered in the code that causes transactions for suppliers and borrowers of ether to revert.
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Micah Zoltu, the founder of Serv.eth Support, a support service specializing in Ethereum decentralized applications (dapps), led the topic of censorship on the call. In a conversation with CryptoX, he remarked that the outcry around Flashbots’ decision to censor transactions was a wake up call for other relay providers. Now, Read More
Over 88% of the addresses conducting the $190 million attack likely belonged to users copying a code that was initially used by Nomad’s exploiters.
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Popular cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash has fully open-sourced its user interface (UI) code — a move its developers say fulfills their mandate of complete decentralization and transparency. Tornado Cash Classic UI became fully open-sourced on Thursday, the protocol’s anonymous developers announced in a Medium blog post. Although the protocol’s UI has Read More
“Today, most of the quant traders who are looking to do the same thing, they’ll go on GitHub, find some open-source code someone’s already written,” Xu said. But that system is “probably not perfect.” They still have to retrofit the code, test it, vet it and hope it's fast enough Read More