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Bitcoin Miners Reveal Concerns Over Mining Rig Shipment Delays and Bitcoin Halving

The cryptocurrency market rout in mid-March, which saw bitcoin’s price slide significantly in value, has strained bitcoin mining operations by slashing considerable revenue from the block rewards. Moreover, shipping delays from mining manufacturers have caused uncertainty and mining operations don’t know when next-generation miners will ship. The mining firm Hut8

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Govt. Pauses SEC Suit Against $30 Mln ICO Amid Parallel Investigation Concerns

Prosecutors have paused a United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit against the alleged operators of a $30 million fraudulent ICO amid concerns that proceedings may impact the integrity of a parallel investigation into the defendants.The United States attorney’s office for New Jersey intervened in the case on

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Blockchain Africa Forges Ahead Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The Blockchain Africa conference kicked off on Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa, despite rising concerns about the Coronavirus outbreak.South Africa’s first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the beginning of the month. As of March 11, thirteen South Africans have tested positive for the virus.Despite the relatively low infection

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MIT Wasn’t Only One Auditing Voatz – Homeland Security Did Too, With Fewer Concerns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found a number of security vulnerabilities in Voatz’s tech infrastructure during a cybersecurity audit of the mobile voting app vendor’s Boston headquarters, according to a newly declassified report obtained by CoinDesk. However, the DHS report, conducted by a Hunt and Incident Response Team with the

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Iran Concerns May Be Driving Trump Administration’s Talk of New Crypto Rules

Tensions with Iran may be behind U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s cryptocurrency compliance comments on Wednesday.The New York Times reported the Trump administration “has expressed growing concern” that this technology is being used to “evade American sanctions on countries like Iran.”Earlier this week, the Parliament of Iran Research Center published

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Mastercard Left Libra Association Over Regulatory and Viability Concerns, Says CEO

Mastercard's CEO says the firm pulled out of the Facebook-led Libra project after developing concerns over its business model and compliance.Ajay Banga, who has been the CEO and president of Mastercard since 2009, told the Financial Times his attitude towards Libra deteriorated as project members proposed linking what was supposed

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Bugs Found in Compiler for Readable Ethereum Smart Contracts, Team Downplays Concerns

A Jan. 8 post published by the Ethereum Foundation (EF) revealed that developers are working on a new implementation of the Vyper compiler, due to “multiple serious bugs” in the existing version. The Vyperlang team responded by noting that existing Vyper smart contracts were not affected by these bugs.Vyper

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