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Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that allows instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority. Money transfers and the minting of new coins are carried out collectively by the network. The open source software that enables Bitcoin is released under the MIT license. Click here for a concise explanation of how it works or here for a detailed technical description.
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Silicon Blockchain: Intel's Distributed Ledger Strategy Is All About Hardware
23 Aug 2017 11:00 Upending the narrative that software is key in the blockchain space, Intel details its years-long effort to link distributed ledgers to hardware.

Brazil's Ministry of Planning Is Testing Blockchain Identity Tech
23 Aug 2017 10:00 A government agency in Brazil is investigating how it could leverage blockchain technology to verify the legitimacy of ID documents.

South Africa's Central Bank: It's 'Too Risky' to Launch a Cryptocurrency
23 Aug 2017 09:00 A senior official for the South African Reserve Bank has spoken of the risks for the institution in launching its own cryptocurrency.

Lightning's Tadge Dryja is Working On a Bitcoin Cash 'Splitter'
23 Aug 2017 08:00 Lightning Network creator Tadge Dryja is developing a tool to help bitcoin users safely claim their newly created bitcoin cash.

Exchange Strains Drive Crypto Exchange Kraken to Trim Trading Pairs
22 Aug 2017 20:34 Kraken is making some platform changes in a bid to reduce the strain on its cryptocurrency exchange.

The Impossible Network
22 Aug 2017 19:34 Originally posted on Metaquestions:
In recent weeks and months, the MaidSafe team have been very quietly progressing something quite amazing. The dedication and commitment of the team is admirable, but the task is so great that we forget how huge the prospects are. Not only that we also at times forget to talk publicly about…

SAFE NETWORK DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY – AUGUST 2017
02 Aug 2017 16:18 Since the last blog update in May we have published new test networks that are helping us to evaluate much of our recent development work. If you recall, we made several changes to be able to accommodate mobile devices as network clients. These changes included the addition of the Authenticator (a secure access mechanism that […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto