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Sterlin Lujan

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Sterlin Lujan is a journalist, editor, speaker, anarchist, and essayist. He has been involved with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin since 2012. Sterlin is especially interested in the intersection of psychology and cryptography. He has written on behavioral economics in regards to innovative technology, and was one of the first to write about the emerging field of cryptopsychology on bitcoin.com.

Antminers May Contain Backdoor Vulnerability…Or Buggy Security Feature

There have been recent allegations that Bitmain can shut down all of its Antminer mining hardware remotely. This supposed "backdoor" vulnerability has been dubbed "Antbleed,"...

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales’ News Project to Pay Journalists in Bitcoin

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has a lot of respect for the Bitcoin community. On April 25, he published a Reddit post describing a...

Bitpay Gearing up to Test Extension Blocks

Recently, the Bcoin team released the specifications and particulars for launching extension blocks for a blockchain protocol upgrade. They have now nearly completed implementing these...

The Backpage Effect: Why the Sex Industry Thrives on Bitcoin

Backpage.com is a website like Craigslist, although it is more scandalous and provocative. The site was well-known for allowing sex workers to post solicitations. In 2015,...

Antonopoulos Warns of Fraudulent Projects In The Blockchain Space

In a talk given at the Africa Blockchain Conference on March 2 called "Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money," Andreas Antonopoulos provided...

Litecoin Reaches Round Table Resolution for Protocol Upgrade

The Litecoin community established a roundtable in order to reach a resolution for protocol upgrades. On April 21, the creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, tweeted that an agreement...

What is Asicboost? — An Interview With Developer Jeremy Rubin

The drama surrounding the Bitcoin community reached a fever pitch a couple of weeks ago when the Asicboost "exploit" was revealed by Gregory Maxwell. This revelation...

How to Run Your Own Instance of Mastodon, the Decentralized Twitter...

Many people are unhappy with Twitter. Some are looking into a new decentralized "tweeting" platform called Mastodon, which has seen rapid growth this month....

Bitcoin.com Launches Blockchain-Based Notary Page

Bitcoin.com just launched a document notary page. Anyone can use it. Just log onto notary.bitcoin.com and upload a document. It will then be etched onto the Bitcoin blockchain. Bitcoin.com...

Lingham’s Civic to Protect ID Information by Leveraging Bitcoin’s Blockchain

On April 10, Vinny Lingham, the co-founder of Civic, tweeted about his company's novel way to leverage the Bitcoin blockchain to prove and verify...

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