26 May

“After a list of bitcoin addresses Wright had provided as being his holdings in an ongoing court case were briefly and “inadvertently” made public by plaintiffs on May 21, 145 of the addresses were used to sign a public message both calling Wright a “fraud” and making it plain that he does not in fact own or control them.

It reads:

Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a fraud. He doesn’t have the keys used to sign this message. The Lightning Network is a significant achievement. However, we need to continue work on improving on-chain capacity. Unfortunately, the solution is not to just change a constant in the code or to allow powerful participants to force out others. We are all Satoshi.”

“Tether (USDT) has overtaken XRP to become the third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, as Ripple fails to gain adoption amongst retail investors.”

“Decentralized websites, also known as Dwebsites, first appeared towards the end of 2018. A Dwebsite is a regular website, just with:

  • Decentralized name service (e.g, ENS),
  • Decentralized storage (e.g., IPFS)

Properties of Dwebsites:

  1. Censorship-resistance. No one, besides the owners, can censor or modify a Dwebsite content.
  2. Robust. It’s not only difficult to block decentralized networks, but it’s also difficult to ddos or take them down.
  3. Private. Dwebsites are not only anonymous to create (see the previous section), but also private to use.”

“Goldman Sachs will host a conference call on May 27 titled US Economic Outlook & Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold, and Bitcoin.

The news has been heralded as a milestone for the institutional adoption of crypto assets. Goldman Sachs’ conference call comes amid other signs that many top financial institutions may be warming to crypto.”

“Vitalik Buterin thinks that the stablecoin industry is missing a valuable opportunity to improve interoperability between different blockchains.

I would of course love it if they and USDC and the others could agree on a standardized API (perhaps a “bridge contract” ERC); so I don’t need to bother dealing with Binance accounts to move coins around!”

“Australian firm Power Ledger announced a partnership with Thai Digital Energy Development (TDED). The platform will enable environmental commodity and peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading, in order to accelerate adoption of renewable energy sources.

The platform acts as an operating system and innovative facilitator in the transformation of energy markets from centralised to hybrid, distributed energy markets underpinned by renewable energy.”

“Telegram has thrown in the towel in its court battle against the SEC.

The messaging app provider said it was withdrawing its appeal over a previous court decision that backed the SEC in prohibiting the issuance of “gram” tokens to investors both in and out of the U.S.”