Guix Makes Bitcoin Core Development More Trustless

Back in 2016, Bitcoin development became a model for the entire open-source community with the integration of Gitian building — a “computer within a computer” framework that let developers verify binary computer files in a more transparent way. But with the recent merging of Guix, which supports deterministic and bootstrappable Bitcoin Core builds, work on…

Poloniex Reimburses Lenders Affected by Crash

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is moving forward with compensation for lenders who lost funds in a May 2019 “flash crash.” The crash of digital token CLAM, which fell by almost 80 percent within an hour, triggered the failure of safety measures in Poloniex’s automated liquidation system and wiped 1,800 BTC (about $13 million at the time)…

Hodl Hodl Kicks Off Liquidity Week

In a world of Bitcoin-powered businesses, where the technology’s cypherpunk roots seem to fade over time, Hodl Hodl is making extensive efforts to popularize the noncustodial and privacy-friendly exchange model. Just a couple of weeks after BitPay announced identity and location verification for refunds and payments larger than $1,000 and $3,000 respectively, for instance, Hodl…