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Dogecoin’s Surging Price Has Resurrected Its Technical Development
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Dogecoin’s Surging Price Has Resurrected Its Technical Development

It was all a meme.Well, Dogecoin still is a meme – just a more expensive meme. And as the price rises from the depths, Dogecoin’s historically scattered development is rising with it.Take Dogecoin lead maintainer, Ross Nicoll, for example. His last commitment on Github came in October of 2019, but in the past two weeks he’s taken on a handful of new pull requests to make changes to the coin.As he and four other Dogecoin developers take up the keyboard in the name of the Shiba Inu-emblazoned memecoin (which is now worth over $9 billion at $0.07 a coin), they’re tasked with upgrading a software whose last major release happened nearly two years ago in June 2019.“People say it’s a joke coin but we’re very careful to take care of the code. When it took off, there was a r...
Rare Hashmasks Digital Artwork Sells for $650K in Ether
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Rare Hashmasks Digital Artwork Sells for $650K in Ether

A demonic digital artwork on the Ethereum blockchain has been sold for a small fortune via peer-to-peer marketplace OpenSea.Selling for 420 ETH (roughly $650,000 at the time of purchase on Wednesday), the collectible non-fungible token (NFT)-based artwork is known as a Hashmask.The buyer, @seedphrase on Twitter, posted:The Hashmask platform, from Switzerland-based Suum Cuique Labs, hosts a collection of 16,384 unique digital portraits created by a collective of over 70 artists, according to the its website.“The mask itself is a unique, one-of-a-kind design, and the mystical attributes – character, eye color and skin color -are present in only 0.07% of all Hashmasks,” the artwork’s buyer, Danny – who preferred to not to provide a surname – told CoinDesk via email....
Saylor, MicroStrategy Offer Playbook for Corporate Bitcoin Adoption at Annual Summit
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Saylor, MicroStrategy Offer Playbook for Corporate Bitcoin Adoption at Annual Summit

Michael Saylor, the MicroStrategy CEO-turned-king of bitcoin treasuries, called upon fellow business executives Wednesday to avoid the path of financial “serfdom” at his virtual WORLD.NOW bitcoin-themed conference.In his solo address, Saylor detailed the cryptocurrency playbook that propelled his three-decade-old data firm to newfound relevance in less than a year.Largely eschewing the near-mystical rhetoric that has punctuated his public crypto musings since August, Saylor focused on hardline business strategies, procedures and dollar-sense language in a calibrated appeal to corporations.“There’s a macroeconomic wind blowing – big – it’s gonna impact $400 trillion of capital. That capital is sitting in fiat instruments that are being debased. That capital is going to wan...
Are You Running a Bitcoin Node?
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Are You Running a Bitcoin Node?

“Are you running the numbers?”This is what Bitcoin Core developer Andrew Chow is trying to find out in a new survey.Sponsored by a grant from MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, Chow crafted the survey “to get answers from people who are not current users” about why they don’t run a Bitcoin Core full node, the wallet software which simultaneously keeps a record of Bitcoin’s transaction history and connects users to other peers in the network.Bitcoin full nodes are like servers so, if you’re not running your own to broadcast transactions to the wider network, then you’re relying on someone else’s.Moreover, a full node offers users complete control over what encoded rules they want to follow, as well as the ability to independently verify a variety of network data. The po...