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Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang is a researcher obsessed with Bitcoin and the Lightning Network.

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News   -   Oct 30, 2020 The Bitcoin White Paper Turns 12 Today
The Bitcoin White Paper Turns 12 Today

Today marks the Bitcoin white paper's 12th birthday: on October 31st of 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published to the Cryptography Mailing List the nine pages that made history. Since then, the world’s first peer-to-peer electronic cash system has come a long way.  Since Satoshi sent the first 50

by Andrew Yang
News   -   Oct 15, 2020 Coinbase to Sponsor Open Source Bitcoin Development
Coinbase to Sponsor Open Source Bitcoin Development

Coinbase is finally looking to sponsor two Bitcoin developers through their Crypto Community Fund for the first time, the company announced Thursday.  "Unlike most cryptocurrency projects, Bitcoin launched without a fundraise, while bootstrapping an entire industry. The open source community has provided critical support for Bitcoin development, with some

by Andrew Yang
News   -   Oct 15, 2020 Schnorr and Taproot Upgrade Proposal Merged Into Bitcoin Core
Schnorr and Taproot Upgrade Proposal Merged Into Bitcoin Core

The implementation of the Schnorr/Taproot consensus rules has been merged into Bitcoin Core. However, the upgrade's activation method has yet to be determined. The pull request was originally created by Bitcoin Core contributor Pieter Wuille on September 13th and has gone through extensive review and testing over

by Andrew Yang
News   -   Oct 07, 2020 Bitcoin Sidechain RSK Integrates DAI Stablecoin
Bitcoin Sidechain RSK Integrates DAI Stablecoin

Bitcoin sidechain Rootstock (RSK) has integrated MakerDAO's DAI through the RSK-Ethereum Token Bridge, as per an announcement on October 6th. The dollar-pegged stablecoin is now accessible to all Bitcoin-backed applications on RSK. RSK is a federated sidechain aimed at enabling Ethereum-like smart contract capabilities for Bitcoin. RBTC, the

by Andrew Yang
Feature   -   Oct 05, 2020 The Travel Rule is Coming in 2021 - Here’s What You Need to Know
The Travel Rule is Coming in 2021 - Here’s What You Need to Know

On June 30th, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released the outcomes of the June FATF Plenary, a report that concluded a 12-month review of cryptocurrency businesses as they prepare for the Travel Rule and its extended information sharing requirements. The result back then: the FATF would extend the preparation

by Andrew Yang
News   -   Oct 01, 2020 BitMEX Owners Charged With Illegally Operating a Crypto Derivatives Trading Platform
BitMEX Owners Charged With Illegally Operating a Crypto Derivatives Trading Platform

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged five entities and three individuals that own BitMEX with operating an unregistered trading platform and violating anti-money laundering procedures. Among those charged are the founders of the company, Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed. According to Bloomberg, Samuel Reed was arrested

by Andrew Yang
News   -   Sep 29, 2020 bitFlyer Europe Launches Cross-Border Trading With Japan
bitFlyer Europe Launches Cross-Border Trading With Japan

Cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer now supports cross-border trading on its platform, as per a release shared with the BTC Times. The new feature will give the exchange's European users direct access to one of the largest Bitcoin markets in the world: Japan. Bringing Euros to the Japanese Bitcoin Market

by Andrew Yang
News   -   Sep 26, 2020 Hal Finney’s Proposal for Optimizing Bitcoin to Be Enabled in Bitcoin Core
Hal Finney’s Proposal for Optimizing Bitcoin to Be Enabled in Bitcoin Core

Today, a patent involving the acceleration of cryptographic operations on elliptic curves has expired. Invented by Gallant, Lambert, and Vanstone, this technique is commonly referred to as GLV Endomorphism and can now be activated in Bitcoin Core in order to improve the speed and efficiency of Bitcoin’s signature verification.

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