Ross Ulbricht Clemency Petition Gathers 250,000 Signatures

On Friday, the Clemency for Ross Ulbricht petition hosted on Change.org surpassed 250,000 signatures. The solicitation for signatures started in July 2018 and gathered roughly 6,200 signatures during the first three days. Now with a quarter of a million signatures asking U.S. President Donald Trump to commute Ulbricht’s sentence, the message clearly shows how people…

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Global Law Enforcement Has Auctioned Massive Amounts of Bitcoin

Last month, the U.K. police auctioned off roughly $300,000 worth of cryptocurrencies after they were confiscated by the country’s Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU). Since 2014, law enforcement agencies worldwide have been auctioning large sums of bitcoin seized during investigations. For some reason, governments don’t want the digital assets used in crimes and entities…

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5 Opsec Errors That Caused Cryptocurrency Users to Lose Everything

Technology & Security Maintaining good operational security is imperative for all web users, but it’s particularly important in the cryptocurrency space. Prying eyes are everywhere on the internet, from law enforcement to hackers and from blockchain forensics firms to data resellers. Examining the opsec errors that got several notorious bitcoiners robbed or busted yields valuable…

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The Weekly: Muskbots Blocked, US Candidate Accepts Bitcoin, Herd of Institutional Investors

The Weekly In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief, we reported about Twitter blocking ETH scambots mimicking Elon Musk, a US presidential candidate who accepts crypto donations, the expected arrival of a ‘herd of institutional investors’ and much more. The most commented-on article during the week covered the latest development of the ongoing…

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VIDEO: The Bitcoin Group #149 – “Satoshi” Speaks – Alphabay Down – $50M Fund – $55,000 Bitcoin

Donate: 18EQEiQBK1X2DyDL5Y18j78iw4NuNHoLej Featuring… Tone Vays (https://twitter.com/ToneVays) Kyle Torpey (https://twitter.com/kyletorpey) Blake Anderson (https://twitter.com/bitcoinblake) and Thomas Hunt (https://twitter.com/MadBitcoins) THIS WEEK: —————————- Craig Wright Speech Full (starts at 2:28:38) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAcOnvOVquo&feature=youtu.be&t=2h28m38s&app=desktop Today in Bitcoin (2017-07-04) – Excerpts from Craig Wright’s Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmn0UDftIoI Voorhees: Bitcoin Will Probably Be Replaced If Scaling Resolution Not Found This Summer https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/voorhees-bitcoin-will-probably-be-replaced-if-scaling-resolution-not-found-summer/ Alphabay is currently…

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