March 7

The petition accuses Google of censoring cryptocurrency content through a variety of means — including blocking ad campaigns and removing apps related to crypto from Google Play and deleting or restricting access to information about cryptocurrencies.

The post describes Google’s censorship of crypto content as comprising a fundamental disregard for human rights by denying universal access to information.

The post calls for the crypto community to boycott Google’s services and advocates a coordination migration to alternative platforms that operate using distributed technologies.”

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Bitcoin trading volume dominance decreased from 40% to 27% in February, which the researchers recognize as one of the sharpest month-over-month changes. Furthermore, interest in Ether (ETH) trading steeply rose, with a total monthly volume increase of +158.6%.

If this trend were to continue, it would signify a greater appetite for altcoins from market participants.”

“The study, named the “Chain Integration Project” (CHIP), saw those retailers and others run Hyperledger Fabric nodes on a slice of their mammoth supply chains.

The study found blockchain to be a promising way to share serialized data after following tens of thousands of products including Nike Kids’ Air Force 1 shoes and Michael Kors parkas as they moved between distribution centers.

The system as it stands right now can process what we need it to, but in the long term we’re talking about billions of products flowing through the retail supply chain with these RFID tags. There needs to be a much more robust system in place to handle that.”

“Armstrong illustrated how the developments that resulted in the mass adoption of the internet are similar to the work that is currently being done on cryptocurrencies.

The parallels to crypto are pretty staggering here…. Slow internet speeds/dial up models reflect early challenges in scaling blockchains. [Internet traffic encryption standards] SSL and HTTPs are similar to some of the privacy coin efforts.

While he admitted that it is not clear which blockchain “will help get crypto from ~50M users to 5B,” he predicted: ‘The chain that manages to ship some of these scalability, privacy, decentralized identity, and developer tool solutions will have a big leg up.'”

“Ethereum hard fork coordinator James Hancock said ProgPoW will not be included on the hard fork schedule going forward. Tweaking the Ethereum hash algorithm isn’t quite worth a chain split.

ProgPoW antagonists think addressing the current Proof-of-Work chain when the community is nearing its major switch to PoS is superfluous, if not dangerous.

We should focus on PoS and communicating the transition to PoS.”

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Digital self-sovereignty and disintermediation are less of an issue for regulators, she noted, in a market where recent estimates have pointed to 90% of economic activity occurring on centralized custodial exchanges.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidance for crypto-asset regulation — set to take effect in June — recognizes this by placing the onus of AML compliance on “Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs),” typically exchanges or wallets.”

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“Bitfinex specified that the futures trading enables traders to buy or sell assets at a specified price and date in future, featuring up to 100x leverage. Tether Gold/Tether futures trading will only be available to verified users in certain jurisdictions.

According to the announcement Tether Gold crossed a $21 million market capitalization on March 4, becoming the world’s biggest gold-backed digital asset by overtaking nearest rival PAX Gold (PAXG).”