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On Election Day, Californians chose not only the direction of their government but also the direction of some of the laws that government will administer. With 56% of voters approving it thus far, Proposition 24, also known as the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), is on its way to replacing key components of the California
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With Bitcoin’s long-awaited Taproot upgrade on the horizon, the engineers at Blockstream are working on a new scheme to improve multi-signature transactions.  These transactions, which require signatures from more than one private key to authorize spends, will stand to benefit from Taproot. This upgrade implements Schnorr signatures into Bitcoin’s codebase, a cryptographic signature scheme that
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With the price of  bitcoin jumping to fresh 2020 highs last month, those running the digital currency’s underlying infrastructure are pondering the consequences. Namely, the routing node operators at the heart of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network are busily bracing for the curious new users that usually come with a bull run.  Bitcoin’s Lightning Network promises faster
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Ethereum 2.0’s deposit contract is now live, heralding the imminent unveiling of the “world computer’s” second act. Released at 15:00 UTC, according to developer Afri Schoedon, the deposit contract is the first physical implementation of Eth 2.0 for everyday users. The deposit contract acts as a bridge between the forthcoming proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain and the
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The Takeaway: Nigerians are adopting more VPNs, including decentralized VPNs. The adoption comes as #EndSARS protestors are concerned the government may limit access to parts of the internet. Mysterium, a decentralized VPN, is trying to reach crypto users in parts of the world that grapple with actual and potential internet censorship. The decentralized virtual private
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The team behind the Bitcoin Lightning Network’s leading software implementation is launching a marketplace for Lightning users to lease liquidity for payments on the second-layer network. Today, Lightning Labs announced the release of Pool, “a non-custodial, peer-to-peer marketplace for Lightning node operators to buy and sell access to liquidity,” according to a press release. The
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