A derivatives exchange where fiat currencies are backed by crypto, and every trade is its own atomic contract? Bitsonline spoke to Patrick Dugan, founder of the decentralized derivatives exchange TradeLayer, about settling trades on-chain and eliminating the need for exchanges to actually hold the assets they trade (custodial risk). Also see: Former CEO of Mt. Gox Lands … [Read more...] about Why Decentralized Derivatives Mean Freedom, With Patrick Dugan of TradeLayer
BTC holders got a pleasant surprise over the past week, as a bitcoin price that appeared to be sinking gradually below $7,000 suddenly reversed its course and shot back to $8,000 and more. But is it a sign of more promising things to come, or will the weight of bitcoin's various woes drag it down once again? Let's look at the charts. Also see: John McAfee Triples Down on … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Price Testing Different Patterns, Trying to Break Resistance at a Tough Level
There's morals on the menu in Junseth's World this week; which do you prefer -- vice, or math? The podcast crew riff again on the tragic loss of Backpage.com, and the important part it played in building the bitcoin economy -- before sidestepping into the morals of ASIC mining (did you ever think it was possible to segue from sex to algos? We didn't either, till we met … [Read more...] about Junseth’s World Episode 32: Heroine Quality Assurance Tester
Vietnam is threatening to clamp down on digital currencies after Ho Chi Minh City-based Modern Tech JSC allegedly swindled $650 million USD from over 30,000 investors. Also see: Dutch Exchange Bitonic Joins #deletefacebook Movement Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and tech news updates: https://t.me/bitsonline Vietnam … [Read more...] about Vietnam Threatens Broader Crypto Crackdown after Fraud
MFC is a currency proposed as the internal token of the "Freeland" – a democratic decentralized virtual state. Its goal is to create a society with transparent democracy: where people can create proposals, vote for other people, exchange goods, use smart-contracts ... all using their own MFC blockchain. Also see: Barclays Bewilders Investors with Baffling ‘Bitcoin Infection’ … [Read more...] about A New Russian Cryptocurrency MFC: What Is This?