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  2. On the Bitfury blog, Executive Vice Chairman, George Kikvadze, delivers a use-case for the Bitcoin blockchain as a security layer. In an ever digital world, why do we still rely on paper documentation for our most important pieces of information? Many Paper Documents Already Function Digitally Kikvadze highlights the example of an international flight to illustrate the phenomena. Not long ago, this could involve a lengthy interrogation at the border, whilst officials carefully examined your passport. Whereas nowadays we have digital passport and facial scanners. If we need to interact with a border official at all, they will have electronic access to all our relevant passport and visa information. So why do we need the paper document at all? Kikvadze argues that we don’t… “but only if we dramatically improve our cybersecurity.” The Digital Version Of Anti-Forgery Features The main purpose many paper documents serve today is to protect against forgery. It is harder to tamper with a modern passport with all its security features, than it would be to alter an electronic document. But it’s the electronic data which counts, certainly where passports are concerned. For example, on a recent trip my passport became water-damaged, obscuring half of my photo, which; let’s just say that it was unrecognisable. My visa page also had some information which was illegible. But border officials could see that the document had not been deliberately tampered with, and I travelled with no issues. The Bitcoin blockchain could be used to secure a digital passport. The Bitcoin Blockchain Doesn’t Just Store Transactions Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could store our passport (and other important documents) on our phone? We can already store our tickets on it, and it is always close to hand, sitting in our pockets or bag. But of course, if it got stolen then somebody could alter and use you passport. This, of course, would be a bad thing. But if a digital signature of that passport was stored on the Bitcoin blockchain, then the original version could be authenticated. If any information changed even slightly then the digital signature would change, and the saved blockchain version would highlight that. Bitfury has already started to use such a system, recording digital signatures for land-titles in Georgia. Without releasing any private information, citizens can prove that their title is accurate and unaltered. It can only be a matter of time before paper documentation become consigned to the history books. Which will also be digital… and perhaps even tamper-proof. Will Bitcoin be used for other use-cases besides money? Share your thoughts below! Images via Shutterstock The post More Than Money: Bitcoin Blockchain As Global Data Verification System appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. View the full article
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  5. You’re special. No, really; you’re very special. In fact, as you’re probably well aware, you’re one-of-a-kind, an infinitely unlikely collection of little bits of matter that have coalesced over billions of years into Kevin Bacon (if you happen to be Kevin Bacon) and that are infinitely unlikely to exist anywhere else in this universe. Now, take the extraordinary, remarkable, consequential essence of you… the building blocks that make you unique and individual. Extract that information from a nucleus containing over three billion DNA base pairs – sequence the six billion letters in your genome thirty times to eliminate errors to a clinical standard… And then give it to someone else, a for-profit company, receiving nothing in return but a hint that your grandmother was from the Emerald Isle. Not the best deal in the world, is it? All Your Genomes Are Belong To Us… Oh, Wait, No They Don’t. Genomes.io is a new entrant to the field of genome sequencing, and part of the Tachyon Accelerator cohort demonstrating their progress in San Francisco today. Dr. Mark Hahnel is the Chief Scientist of the company, with a PhD in stem cell biology. “We came to the realization the everybody in the world is going to have their genome sequenced at some point – and when it’s out there, it’s out there.” His concerns regarding the rising popularity of genetic analysis through companies like 23andMe run deep. “When you make your genome available to a company like that, you expect them to be trustworthy. But they sold five million gene sequences for $300M to GlaxoSmithKline,” he explains. (GSK describe the arrangement as an ‘equity investment‘.) The Genomes.io solution is to create a highly-secure ‘DNA data bank’ that will allow individuals to decide how they do – and don’t – want to share their genetic data. According to their website, “This allows users to control access and share segments of their genome in a repeat consent model with accredited researchers in a secure, private and anonymous manner.” The ‘repeat consent’ model means that access to the data bank is provided on a case-by-case basis. So by querying it, you can add revenue or subtract revenue. For instance, if GlaxoSmithKline wants to find information on males aged 25-34 from sub-Saharan Africa, it can request that profile from Genomes – which acts as a broker, and the keeper of the vault. Users are able to view genetic reports generated from their DNA data within this vault including ancestry composition, traits, health risks, wellness, and carrier status. They can earn the opportunity to query their own data by completing health and lifestyle surveys or granting permission for researchers to query their DNA data in a secure and anonymous manner. In addition, the user gets updates about the research they contribute to. The key is that Genomes has to request user permission to share the data – which will have a value attached to it. GSK deposits its cash, and the user receives a payment (with Genomes taking a fee). If you don’t like GSK, or don’t want to share with them – you don’t have to. You might only want to share it with, for instance, breast cancer research institutes. And as the ‘personalized medicine revolution’ evolves, the next time you are sitting down with your doctor and discussing the burning sensation in your stomach after a hearty curry, she can access your data and use it in a diagnosis or prognosis. Your data just cost you a little; but it may save your life. How Genomes Uses Ethereum Once a user gets their genome sequenced by one of the sequencing partners or submits their genetic data, the platform creates containers that hold it securely and privately, while also providing the user with the ultimate control over query execution and data availability in this environment. The platform container stack uses LibVirt – the API that controls the hypervisor, KVM + Qemu for fully virtualized machines as well as OVMF for overlaying file systems, while also leveraging AMD SEV ( Secure Encrypted Virtualization ) for protecting in runtime memory. From an end-user perspective, after purchasing DNA sequencing or uploading pre-existing DNA data, their data lives within their personal vault. Only they hold the access key to it. Ethereum is used primarily for transparency, by storing Merkel trees from the audit data, used throughout the system. In starting out, Genomes wanted to ensure security and transparency as our ultimate priorities. From here we can begin migrating towards more decentralization so this will include using blockchain for payments and trustless job execution. Dystopian Futures, Replicants, That Sort Of Thing The value of the human genome – since it has now been proven to have monetary value – is such that “There are people going around and giving the homeless $20 for saliva samples to get their genome,” claims Mark. “There is value in the data, and people are monetizing it – they’re sequencing genomes as a loss leader, like 23andMe. If you have the largest genomic database, it’s worth a lot of money.” He points to other use-cases that sound eerily Orwellian. In one instance, the New York Police Department reported collected DNA from 150 or more people as they searched for a murder suspect; according to The Trace “The DNA from many of the others was labeled “suitable for entry” into the city’s database — meaning that, although those people were never charged, their DNA can remain on file indefinitely and be run thousands of times a year against biological material found on victims and evidence. Police wouldn’t say how they identified the people whose DNA was collected.” Hahnel is quick to point that while the company is designed to produce ‘social good’, it is also a business that intend to “make a lot of money”. “The number of people who are going to get their genome sequenced in the next five years is incredible. In the UK, the NHS is sequencing five million genomes – that’s 10% of the population. In the US, if you are born with a rare disease your genome is automatically sequenced.” The genome sequencing industry is clearly growing exponentially – which is often a sign that both rogues and heroes stand to profit. And since the human genome contains information that can be used to assess the likelihood of certain attributes in the offspring of the donor, the potential for misuse is almost as frightening as the fact that Big Pharma and the FBI are storing your genome in their databases. The need for a solution that advocates for privacy and personal ownership of data is perhaps even more pressing than it seems to be in social communication, or financial transactions. After all, as Hahnel says – only half-jokingly – “Blade Runner isn’t too far away.” That’s Hahnel, not Tyrell. Thanks to Lesa Moné of ConsenSys for contributing her technical expertise and writing to this piece. Tachyon is a 10-week accelerator program by ConsenSys Ventures that takes early-stage blockchain projects from idea to viable MVP. The second iteration of the Tachyon Accelerator kickstarted on April 1st, 2019, at the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, and the projects will present their progress in San Francisco on May 22nd, 2019. Crypto Briefing has partnered with the Tachyon Accelerator to highlight a handful of the imaginative projects that are looking to change the world with Ethereum. We are not compensated by any organization for our work. The post Tachyon Burst: Genomes Wants To Put You On The Blockchain. Yes, You. appeared first on Crypto Briefing. View the full article
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  10. The Ethereum Foundation has released its Spring 2019 update, reporting the status of its ongoing initiatives and outlining the its plans for the next year. Although it’s hardly bedtime reading, the blog post outlines the development plans for the largest smart-contract ecosystem, including a substantial investment in Ethereum’s next upgrade. $30 Million Investment Over the Next 12 Months The biggest revelation is that the Foundation has earmarked $30 million to invest in the Ethereum ecosystem over the next twelve months. Of this, $19 million will be allocated to developing “the Ethereum of tomorrow,” aka Ethereum 2.0. The 2.0 initiatives include state channels and the Plasma scaling protocol as second-layer solutions, zero-knowledge R&D, and development of smart contract languages. As the post explains, over the past year Ethereum 2.0 advanced from a research project to an engineering effort. Therefore, the funding will be spent on engineering activities as well as attracting key developer talent from within the academic community. As is to be expected in a new and burgeoning sector, developer talent is one of the biggest bottlenecks. The Foundation is now opting to tap into academic institutions as part of its future development plans. From the $30m allocation, $3m is being put towards developer relations, education, and onboarding. The body is also planning a specific focus on Asia, given the opportunities for growth. A further $8m will be allocated to “the Ethereum of today,” sustaining Ethereum’s position as the worlds biggest smart contract platform. On a tactical level, these funds will be directed into ongoing initiatives. These include Geth, which is an implementation of an Ethereum node in the Go programming language, and Solidity, Ethereum’s native programming language. Other Key Points While the $30m investment is the main headline, the Foundation also took the opportunity to clarify its role in the broader Ethereum ecosystem. The Foundation holds 0.6% of all circulating ETH (around $155m at today’s prices) as well as cash reserves. Since these reserves will deplete over time, the Foundation will also encourage funding from other sources. According to the update, the Foundation intends to take on a more active voice in the Ethereum community, where it can “bring attention to important but relatively unknown projects, [and] share valuable information about Ethereum’s progress with the public.” Keeping Ahead Of the Crowd Ethereum’s first-mover advantage is rapidly diminishing, with stiff competition from the likes of EOS, TRON, and Zilliqa. After frustrating delays with the Casper and sharding protocols, the investment of 20% of the Foundation’s ETH reserves in development should be encouraging to ETH investors. It will also help links with academic and technical communities outside the crypto world, attracting much-needed talent as well as building a solid marketing base for bringing in more outside investment. Despite the challenges, ether tokens continue to perform well, with a healthy medium-term outlook. Overall, Ethereum is continuing to hold its own, even in the face of heavy competition. The post Ethereum Foundation Earmarks $20M For ETH 2.0 appeared first on Crypto Briefing. View the full article
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  14. Ethereum (ETH) up 15.8 percent $30 million set aside for Ethereum’s ecosystem development The Ethereum Foundation appears to be fast-tracking Ethereum 2.0 development after committing $30 million. Once Ethereum 2.0 activation, ETH bulls will benefit, and prices may soar back to their all-time highs. Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals Overly, Bitcoin price expansion in the last seven weeks or so was beneficial for altcoins, especially Ethereum (ETH). In May alone, the second most liquid asset rallied 55 percent after sinking to $75 in Dec 2018. However, with streams of supportive fundamentals and determination of the Ethereum Foundation to roll out Ethereum 2.0 on time could be the momentum behind Ethereum (ETH) price resilience. Towards achieving their objectives, the Ethereum Foundation is committing $30 million over a year saying the funds will primarily cover ecosystem development with a focus on layer-2 solution Plasma, their key developers and maintenance of Ethereum 1.0. As the race for scalability heats up, it is inevitable for Ethereum to continuously improve its source code now that recent findings reveal that albeit the low throughput, the platform has a mature ecosystem while active developers keen on ensuring the network remains decentralized and distributed as possible. Of the $30 million, $19 million will go towards building an excellent platform, the “Ethereum of tomorrow” opening up smart contract languages and putting more research towards the eventual implementation of zero-knowledge proofs that Vitalik had said would concurrently scale Ethereum without opting for layer-two solutions or shards. Candlestick Arrangement Up 15.8 percent in the last week, Ethereum (ETH) bulls are steadfast and in control. Even though we are definite, expecting prices to rally past our resistance lines at $275 towards $300, prices are consolidating within a $25 range inside May 19th high low which is bullish now that the uptrend is clear. Therefore, unless otherwise, prices breach $275 reversing losses of late last week in a trend continuation phase complete with high participation levels hinting of underlying momentum, then conservative traders ought to stay on the sidelines until our trade conditions are valid. Before then, aggressive traders can search for undervaluation in smaller time frames and load up on dips with stops at $230. From our last ETH/USD trade plan, any drop below May 19th low invalidates our bullish outlook giving room for a retracement, a retest, towards the $170 to $190 support zone. Technical Indicators As a result, our anchor bar is May 19th bull bar with 271k in volumes. Breaks or drops below $275 or $230 must be at the back of high transaction volumes above 271k or preferably 822k of May 16th. Chart courtesy of Trading View. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock The post Ethereum Foundation’s Determination is “Very” Bullish for ETH appeared first on NewsBTC. View the full article
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  16. By CCN: We previously reported on Craig Wright’s legal actions against Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast. Wright claims McCormack engaged in libel by calling him a “fraud” for claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. McCormack has received his second notice from Wright’s legal team, which claims in part that the podcaster failed to acknowledge the suit against him properly. The following is the latest letter from his solicitors of Craig Wright. Based on the copyright news yesterday, it is very clear their game plan. I have until Friday to make a decision. Not contesting this is an The post Fuming Craig Wright Demands Podcaster Tell Court He Created Bitcoin appeared first on CCN View the full article
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  23. Veteran gold bug Peter Schiff still thinks gold will win out over Bitcoin – because it is allegedly easier to shut Bitcoin down. Peter Schiff: Bitcoin Won’t See Use If ‘Illegal’ That was one of the conclusions in a wide-ranging debate Schiff had with ‘The Bitcoin Standard’ author Saifedean Ammous on trader Tone Vays’ YouTube channel May 20. A much-anticipated showdown for the cryptocurrency community, Ammous spent 90 minutes trying to argue against Schiff’s position that gold is – and always will be – superior to ‘digital gold.’ “You can’t build a global money transfer system based on gold because governments have confiscated gold in the 1930s, governments still control the majority of gold, governments are able to influence the market for gold through their sales and lending… and governments own a big chunk of the gold,” Ammous said. Schiff has become an increasingly vocal proponent of the precious metal as Bitcoin advocates increasingly forecast its downfall as a global store of value. The precious metal’s unwieldiness – and hence lack of security and utility – make it unable to match BTC as one-size-fits-all money consumers can transact in securely and save with confidence, they say. For Schiff, this is incorrect. “I can transfer my rights to my gold – I can have gold sitting in a vault in Brinks and I can send my ownership rights instantly for free,” he summarized, adding the electricity cost of the Bitcoin network additionally made it inferior – especially as there was “no value” behind it. ‘Digital Gold’ Should Make Schiff Worried Ammous contended that this “value” was also missing in items such as computer files, which Schiff would nonetheless pay money to preserve if a hacker seized control of his physical computer. The gold mogul did receive support, even from within cryptocurrency. Barry Silbert, founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, applauded him for his public dedication to preserving gold’s integrity, even if this was ostensibly misplaced. “Amazing to me that a $8 trillion asset class has so few public advocates. The bench of informed bitcoin proponents is super deep and growing,” he tweeted following the interview. Others were less forgiving. A chart of the ratio of gold to Bitcoin disproving Schiff’s vision of decreasing popularity and value is now circulating on social media. Even for Ammous, however, the end game for the yellow metal at the hands of Bitcoin is not a certainty. Despite its node setup being naturally more resistant to government takeover – even if authorities worldwide deem it illegal – Bitcoin could still become more centralized than is desired. “My point is that even in the worst case scenario bitcoin can support thousands of final clearance banks, which is thousands more than the single-node USD or gold systems of the last century,” he said on Twitter paraphrasing his interview response. “It thus has a much better chance at resisting centralization. I can’t promise it will!” What do you think about Bitcoin vesus the yellow metal? Let us know in the comments below! Images via Shutterstock The post Peter Schiff Believes Gov’t Can Shut Down Bitcoin More Easily Than Gold appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. View the full article
  24. Bitcoin (BTC) ranging but stable A portion of Tether reserves was used to invest in Bitcoin (BTC) Tether and iFinex, the parent company, are controversial though they play a crucial role in the ecosystem. Despite their claim that every USDT in circulation is pegged 1:1 against the USD, it appears that they are also investing in Bitcoin and other assets according to the latest Supreme Court transcript. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals The controversy around Tether Limited, the official issuer of USDT or Tether, appears to be perpetual. A few weeks after the New York office of the Attorney General accused BitFinex of fraud, it is now emerging that Tether Limited used some of their reserves to invest in Bitcoin and other “assets” extending beyond cash and its equivalent as mentioned in their homepage. Questioning this decision, New York Supreme Court judge Joel M. Cohen said: “Tether sounded to me like sort of the calm in the storm of cryptocurrency trading. And so, if Tether is backed by Bitcoin, how is that consistent? If some of your assets are in a volatile currency that Tether is supposed to somehow modulate, that seems like it’s playing into what they are saying.” While the role of BitFinex and Tether cannot be understated, their somewhat opaque operation is everything against blockchain principles. Therefore, this revelation will draw more questions weeks after BitFinex commingled with Tether (USDT) reserves. Candlestick Arrangement At the time of press, Bitcoin (BTC) is down 1.6 percent and back in red. Even so, the fact that prices is trending inside May 19th high low is bullish from an effort versus result perspective. Although we expect BTC bulls to take charge and edge higher in line with our interpretation of candlestick arrangements, bears of May 17th may flow back if bulls fail to close above $8,500 as mentioned in our last BTC/USD trade plan. If anything, it is crucial that buyers overcome this resistance, break above this minor consolidation as bulls aim for $10k. If not and prices print lower in days ahead, wiping out gains of May 19th as bears of May 16th and 17th flow back confirming the double bar bear reversal pattern, then prices may retest $6,600. Technical Indicators To reiterate our stance, buyers are in control. However, it is ideal that prices close above $8,500. Propelling this up thrust should be high transaction volumes exceeding 25k and most importantly 47k of May 13th. Conversely, any drop below $6,600 should be with equally high volumes halting our stance. Chart courtesy of Trading View. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock The post Tether Limited “Investing” in Bitcoin (BTC) is a Bullish Signal appeared first on NewsBTC. View the full article
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