23 October

“‘Talks could still fall apart and PayPal could opt to buy other targets,’ Bloomberg quoted one of its sources as saying.

A BitGo spokesperson declined to comment on the report.”

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The statement reflects law enforcement agencies’ “fundamental discomfort” with any technology that could allow for private interactions.

The enforcement framework is making exactly the same argument you’ve seen being made for decades about encryption, and they’re coming from the exact same place as the fight against encryption.

In Belcher’s view, the crypto framework puts both individuals who write code for peer-to-peer transactions as well as those who use this code at risk for enforcement actions.

To say I can’t send you cryptocurrency using a script, you and I can’t transact with each other directly in a peer-to-peer way without that data being collected somewhere by a third party is a complete affront to privacy and civil liberty.

No one questions that I can hand you money without there needing to be a written record of that.

Blaming cryptocurrencies for their use in crimes does not make sense, she said.

We don’t blame Ford when one of its cars is used as a getaway vehicle in a bank robbery.

The idea that merely by exercising your right to transact anonymously is indicative of you committing a crime is wrong.”

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VRF will provide a decentralized source of randomness for the project’s decentralized ecosystem. A trusted source of randomness is essential for many applications, such as those in the gambling and gaming industries.

The V3 PoolTogether Protocol creates a true “money lego” for no loss prize games. An essential component of this is generating randomness. Using Chainlink VRF lets us move away from a less secure and centralized system to a decentralized one.”

“Demand for Ethereum-based stablecoins exploded during the third-quarter DeFi bubble, with Dai’s supply growing by more than 600% and USDC expanding 200%.

Messari attributes much of Dai’s recent growth to the launch of four significant liquidity mining programs in the DeFi sector, including a change to Compound’s (COMP) yield distribution that bolstered DAI rewards on June 30, the launch of Yearn Finance (YFI) farming on July 18, Curve’s (CRV) launch on Aug. 13, and the launch of yield farming for Uniswap’s UNI token on Sept. 16.

Messari estimates that 65% of DAI’s entire supply is currently being supplied to DeFi protocols for yield farming.”

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“So far there have only been two pools, though, one using MakerDAO’s dai stablecoin, and the other using CENTRE’s USDC. That’s all set to change with v3, which will enable lots more ERC-20 tokens, more yield sources and more prize distribution schemes.

Perhaps v3’s most important feature, however, is that it will enable outsiders to create new pools with their own rules. For example, the pool could say that half of its yield goes to depositors and half to some charity. Or it could award its pool to 10 winners, rather than only one.

The thing they all have in common is they are no-loss, you can withdraw your money any time. No-loss lotteries are an underexplored and compelling alternative to high yield savings accounts.”

“It’s the latest contribution to a long-raging debate in crypto: when, and how, is something truly decentralized? Finding that key can help investors, security researchers and even securities regulators root out blockchain projects’ sometimes bogus claims.

Thirty-three data points probe the hard facts behind blockchain decentralization. Many are obvious. For example, the focus network’s node count – a decentralized network should have plenty – and its underlying code’s licensure status – open source or bust – are clear benchmarks.

But others appear to be more novel. Ketsal’s framework proposes weighing the network’s GitHub statistics, measuring inter-node communication times, determining how large a stake of the cryptocurrency rests in wallets (and with the big-investing whales) – and even the theoretical cost of mounting a 51% attack, among others.”

“Ant Group continues to roll out blockchain-based platforms, announcing a way for content creators to protect their copyright.

Built on its AntChain network and using AI technology as well as blockchain, the digital copyright platform allows creators to ‘quickly authenticate and verify a variety of original works.’

These can include musical scores, videos, images, articles and essays.”

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